Archive for April, 2014
 
 
 
Business
 

CA Gym Adopts a Wii

This just might explain why them damn Nintendo Wiis are so difficult to find...or not.  A Canadian health club, Studio 55, has opened the first Wii Workout Station.  Its 400 square feet of pure Wii exercise boasting a big scree...
 
Household
 

The Boyfriend Pillow

I don't think this needs too much explanation.  The folks in Japan (Kameo) have already sold over 1000 of these since launch in December '06.  The pillow is only available in Japan and costs about $80 and is available in pink o...

 
Business
 

Netflix Customer Service Wait Times Absurd

So you might have heard that Netflix didn't meet their customer acquisition goals this past quarter.  Furthermore, their site went down this past Tuesday (7/24) for a few hours.  Then I had my personal Netflix experience. A few...
 
Business
 

Amp’d Goes Bust

Sure, we knew that they filed for Bankruptcy, but based on the filing (Chapter 11) we all thought they'd "restructure their business" and get back on their feet. Doens't look that way any more. Their site says they've discontin...

 
Websites
 

Wanna Look Like a Simpson

Just go here and upload a pic of yourself. Yes, its a Simpsons/Burger King promo. Taking forever to load...
 
Robots
 

Ugobe Sells Out of Pleo

I am afraid so. I had a prebuy ticket but like an apprehensive idiot held out thinking I might jump on the iPhone bandwagon. You can still purchase the green guy at select retailers, though. Amazon seems to have them for Preord...

 
Clothing
 

SoloPipe is a Smoker’s Delight

I gotta be honest...I didn't take a single puff out of this thing, but its 'wow' factor is more then enough to show it off to friends and family. Very easy to use. Just draw back the metal slide, insert the brown or green stuff...
 
Rumors
 

Apple.com’s Traffic is Top 10

According to comScore, Apple.com is now a top 10 web property.  In May traffic rose to 120 million unique visitors, a 5% increase over April.  The increase can be attributed to iPhone interest.  I had no idea that Apple's site ...

 
Business
 

Sprint Boots 1,200 Customers b/c Too High Touch

Sprint just booted (aka client pruned) 1,200 of their customers. According to Sprint Nextel (and the letter seen here) these folks called their customer service reps too often. According to a Sprint customer service rep the ave...
 
Movies
 

Movie Suggestion: Who Killed The Electric Car

If you haven't seen this movie see it NOW. It details the demise of GM's EV1 (one of the first all electric cars). In short, GM created one of the first all electric cars, had a waiting list of people looking to purchase one, a...

 
Cell Phones
 

Unlocked iPhone?

Are we days away from an unlocked iPhone? Some kid not more then a few weeks out of high school has been working with a group of 'hackers' to open up the iPhone. Too much tech jargon for me to really understand, but what he doe...
 
Photography
 

Canon Powershot SD750 Review – Better than the Casio Exlim Z75

So I was (just bought) recently in the market for a slim (think unobtrusive to the pocket) sized Digital Camera - comes in silver or black accents. To be completely honest I considered aestheitics when making my descion. After ...