Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: Dark Side Edition

In today's Remainders: the Dark Side of the Force. Boingo tries to seduce you with $2 Wi-Fi access; Fake Steve Jobs runs into TV show trouble; College Humor espouses the Galactic Empire State of Mind, and more


Boingo A Go Go
Boingo, the Wi-Fi meganetwork that you love to hate (but can't help using, once in a while), just released a new app for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches that seems a bit more reasonable than their current offerings. The app, Boingo Wi-Fi Credits, lets wireless internet seekers buy an hour of access for $2 using only an iTunes store account. If you absolutely need to get online at an airport, if only for a few minutes, $2 is easier to swallow than whatever the one time access fee currently is (I think I paid $4 a few months ago?) And once early, non-3G iPad adopters start venturing out into the wilds of Starbucks with their devices, $2 to get a fully refreshed RSS reader will be awfully tempting. [BusinessWire]


Bad Touch, Xperia
Oh boo. Even though we're holding off on reviewing the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 until the OS gets its update in coming weeks, here's a preliminary bummer, courtesy of Sony Ericsson's Rikard Skogberg: there will never be any X10 multitouch magic—not now, not ever:

I don't have any technical details around the screen to share, sorry! – However I have now gotten confirmation on the question of multi touch. As said earlier there's no multitouch in X10 – and I also can confirm that it's not only related to SW but also to HW. Despite this, for future updates of X10 we are of course working on other solutions for e.g. zooming, which has been requested frequently on this blog, such has the solution demoed on X10 mini.


Just one more thing keeping us from getting geeked up about Sony Ericsson's first Android endeavor. [SlashGear]


The Jobs Show
Last week we brought you news of iCon, a collaboration between blog persona Fake Steve Jobs and director Larry Charles that topped Shit My Dad Says to become our most hotly anticipated blog-cum-TV. But the studio interested in the project, Media Rights Capital, tried to slip a clause into the contract that would've given them ownership of the Fake Steve Jobs blog, and Fake Steve Jobs ain't having that. Negotiations have stalled for the time being, but hopefully the two sides will work things out and this important project can be brought to fruition. [Brainstorm Tech]


Empire Rap
It was only a matter of time before a Star Wars uberfan heard Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' ubiquitous New York anthem "Empire State of Mind" and remixed it to be about the real Empire—the Galactic one. I don't think anything will ever top Bentframe's original Star Wars Gangsta Rap, which seems like it's as old as the internet itself (and, in retrospect, seems pretty ahead of its time as far as parody raps go), but this new one is competent enough lyrically—Mai Tai = My Tie, ha ha—and has the benefit of a nice live action music video. [CollegeHumor]

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