Please Don't Tweet that You're Carrying the Olympic Torch While You're…

Not to be outdone by Usher's SNL misstep last week, Will.I.Am took advantage of his free hand while carrying the Olympic torch to live tweet the moment. » 5/22/12 4:00pm 5/22/12 4:00pm

A Man Threw a Molotov Cocktail at a Taco Bell Because His Chalupa…

I love me some Taco Bell! Gorditas, Nachos Supremes, Mexican pizzas and oh boy some Chalupas. I don't love chalupas as much as a man who torched a Taco Bell because they didn't stuff his XL Chalupas with enough meat though. That's psychotic love. » 10/28/11 5:40pm 10/28/11 5:40pm

How RIM Could Save Itself

RIM just reported earnings that were even more miserable than expected. We've already said why the company is cooked. But is there any way it can be salvaged? Well, just maybe there is. » 9/15/11 6:32pm 9/15/11 6:32pm

Rumor: BlackBerry Torch 2 May Actually Be Pretty Great

The BlackBerry Torch was a sizeable disappointment, both for us and for RIM. But if the rumored specs that Boy Genius Report has unearthed hold up, it looks as though Torch 2 might actually live up to its predecessor's hype. » 1/13/11 6:19pm 1/13/11 6:19pm

Corrections: Amazon Has Been Selling BlackBerry Torch for $100 Since…

The post this morning claiming the BB Torch has been discounted for low sales was incorrect. Amazon has been selling the phone at $100 since launch, and we have corrected the original story to reflect this. » 8/17/10 6:12pm 8/17/10 6:12pm

The BlackBerry Torch's Biggest Failure: RIM's Ridiculous Expectations

The BlackBerry Torch only sold 150,000 units in its first three days? That's not bad at all. The real disappointment here is how deeply RIM bought into its own hype. » 8/17/10 11:20am 8/17/10 11:20am

BlackBerry Torch 9800 at Half Price After Only One Week

Update: We just discovered that Amazon has been selling the Torch at $99 since launch, contrary to what PC World reported. We regret the error, and it's something we should have checked into before publishing. – JC » 8/16/10 11:52pm 8/16/10 11:52pm

Plug It In App Fixes Blackberry Torch's Lack of Low Battery Indicator

If you're a new BlackBerry Torch owner who's frustrated with fact that the Torch doesn't have a low battery indicator, you can now download the free Plug It In app. » 8/11/10 3:46pm 8/11/10 3:46pm

BlackBerry Torch Review

If you don't already own a BlackBerry, you will not want this phone. And if you do, you still might not want it, even if it may very well be the "best BlackBerry ever." » 8/04/10 9:00pm 8/04/10 9:00pm

BlackBerry Torch Simulator Available for Developers

RIM has just made available a BlackBerry Torch 9800 simulator for developers looking to test their apps on the latest 'Berry hardware (or anyone interested in tinkering with BlackBerry 6). [BlackBerry via CrackBerry] » 8/03/10 4:27pm 8/03/10 4:27pm

BlackBerry Torch Impressions: The BlackBerry, Weirdly Evolved

BlackBerry Torch. The name of the phone that RIM hopes will revitalize BlackBerry is so metaphorically heavy handed that it almost inflicts blunt-force trauma. The iconic BlackBerry metastasized into a slider with sparkly new software, it's wonderfully weird. » 8/03/10 12:00pm 8/03/10 12:00pm

BlackBerry Torch 9800: So This Is BlackBerry's Dark Knight

Well, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is a real thing! It's a crazy-thin touchscreen slider BlackBerry running Waterloo's latest and (probably) greatest software, the revamped BlackBerry OS 6. It is interesting. » 8/03/10 11:11am 8/03/10 11:11am

That's Not A Flashlight, This 500 LED One Is A Flashlight

500 five millimeter white LEDs have been affixed to a flashlight, turning it into a 50-watt behemoth that'll ensure you're seen in Timbuktu. » 3/30/10 5:31am 3/30/10 5:31am

5.11 Tactical LED Flashlight Now Available: Recharges in 90 Seconds…

Last year we introduced you to the 5.11 Tactical Series UC3.400 flashlight claiming that it "might be the last torch you will ever need." Well, it's time to put that to the test. » 6/17/09 8:00pm 6/17/09 8:00pm

Prosciutto-Wrapped Air Hose Cuts Through Steel, Cucumber Version Proven…

In a crushing blow for vegetarians worldwide, a cucumber doused in vegetable oil has been proven inferior to prosciutto when tasked with cutting through steel sheet metal. Pork: 1, PETA: 0. » 4/17/09 2:00am 4/17/09 2:00am

Transforming Flashlight Looks Like It Sings, Dances, Kills You at Night

For $10, this Wild Planet LiteFormz Transforming Flashlight—that goes from regular torch, to walking funny man, to menacing scorpion—seems like a total bargain. Too bad it's not an actual robot. [Buzzillions via Boing Boing Gadgets] » 12/30/08 8:45am 12/30/08 8:45am

HydroStar SUB Flashlight With Dynamo-Powered LEDs, Lasers Lightning…

The Gadget: » 11/27/08 4:00pm 11/27/08 4:00pm The HydroStar SUB flashlight is billed as an ideal emergency tool or a handy device to take on your outdoor adventures. The dynamo-powered flashlight features single, dual and strobe LED modes along with a "snake eyes" laser pointer (it can even charge your USB gadgets). Plus, the SUB is shock resistant…

5.11 Tactical Series UC3.400 Flashlight Might Be the Last Torch You'll…

And it does it all without batteries of any kind. That is, if it ever comes to light (ugh). Slated for release in 2009, the 5.11's Light for Life UC3.400 LED flashlight uses the almost mystical power of an ultracapacitor » 11/09/08 5:00pm 11/09/08 5:00pm to achieve a full 23.5-hour charge in 90 seconds. This torch is expensive at $170, but the makers…

Portable USB Power Supply Doubles as a Flashlight

Unlike so many other » 10/29/08 6:00pm 10/29/08 6:00pm portable backup power supplies, this version from USB Geek can do more than just one boring trick. When it's not charging your portable gadgets, the power supply doubles a handy little flashlight. In other words, it's convergence that actually makes some sense. Plus, it comes with every charging…

FlashPoint ES Torch is Actually a Pocket-Sized Microwave

According to BookofJoe, the image above originated in a recent issue of the Financial Times 'How To Spend It' » 10/17/08 11:15am 10/17/08 11:15am magazine. As the caption notes, the FlashPoint ES Torch is described as a mini-microwave "Exo-Stove" that can be twisted to focus its energy on a cup of coffee, soup, etc in order to cook it. There isn't a…