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Conan O’Brien pokes fun at Apple’s iPad 2

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Videos

On Thursday night's show, O'Brien claimed that Apple and its team of engineering wizards was "getting a little cocky". Team Coco then proceeded to spoof the iPad's desktop, thinness, "a pair of cheap cameras," and how we Americans seem to take everything said with an accent and lend it more credence than it actually deserves.

O'Brien, whose humor is perhaps more warm-hearted than his late-night rivals, completely leaves Steve Jobs or a parody of Jobs out of the fake launch video, almost certainly because of Jobs' struggle with cancer. The omission allows the humor to fall where it should: on Apple's iconic status, and how the iPad 2 might be considered a bit more like an iPad 1.5.

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A Justin Bieber URL shortener

Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: Internet

bieber.ly justin bieber shortener

URL shortners are a dime a dozen. From TinyURL, to Bit.ly, Goo.gl--heck, we even have our own gear.lv shortener! For a new one to succeed, they need to add something compelling. You know, like add new features and stuff? The latest site to arrive in the crowded space took a decidedly different path. With bieber.ly, you can look at giant images of Justin Bieber while browsing the web! It's still unknown if this was endorsed by the teenage superstar, but we would highly doubt that. Ridiculous? Sure! We're just throwing some credit out there for being unique. Trust us, we don't have, like, a total crush on Biebs or anything. Please believe us.

 

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Jon Stewart weighs in on the Verizon iPhone announcement

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Videos

John Stewart lives in New York City, one of the areas with notoriously bad AT&T coverage. As seen in the video above, he is very happy about the announcement of the Verizon iPhone. As Stewart puts it "Those us in the iPhone community have sacrificed one thing for the ability to carry around every photo we’ve ever taken, or video we’ve taken, or song listened to, or have a compass. We have sacrificed the ability to make phone calls."


iTunes mislabels iOS

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software

iTunes ios mislabeled

Awkwaaaard. Looks like proper capitalization of iOS didn't make it onto the code redemption page in iTunes. All joking aside, it's just odd to see an error like this one from Apple.


Someone invite Frank the invisible homeless dude to a Halloween party

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design

Invisible homeless costume

Frank here seems to be down on his luck, what with his homelessness and invisiblemanitus afflicting him. You may not have any cash to spare after decking yourself out in a ridiculously elaborate Halloween costume for work today, but he'd sure make a fun guest at your party this weekend, no?


Pokemon done Call of Duty-style

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Culture, Internet, Nintendo

I frequently ask myself the question, “what if Modern Warfare 2 was like Pokémon?”, and at last all quandaries have been put to rest courtesy of Blastedroof.com. The new gaming community has fused the two unlikely gaming franchises into what can only be described as utterly brilliant. Included in the seven minute video are some memorable internet personalities such as the British gamer who “played 7hrs straight”, the senior citizen bum from the bus fight video, a MW2 guru who makes video walkthroughs, and a nod to Infinity Ward’s own Robert Bowling. The video pokes fun at noobs, and different styles of play (rushing vs. camping) as well.


Are your FaceTime conversations like this one?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Videos

We’re big fans of the way that Apple has been pushing the feature on the commercials, but to be honest, we’ve never actually been able to partake in a FaceTime convo that was as touching as Apple makes them look. We think the video above is a more accurate depiction of what to expect!


Video: Canon 7D vs. Barbie Video Girl

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to buying a portable video recording device. There are a myriad of camcorders, you’ve got devices and the that can shoot in high definition, even high-end DSLRs can now shoot great video. In an effort to help you decide between two of the more popular choices out there, Brandon Bloch put together this video comparison showing the pros and cons between the Canon 7D DSLR and the Barbie Video Girl digital camcorder accessory. Both have some nice qualities, as you’ll see in the video. You know you wanna watch.


Tired of Farmville? Strike back in tasteless style with FarmVillain

Posted by Finnian Durkan Categories: Internet

Farmvillain

FarmvillainTired of constant Facebook Farmville updates from “friends”—yes, I just used air-quotes—that you haven’t talked to since pre-school?  Well now you can strike back in classless style—yes, I also understand what an oxymoron is—with FarmVillain.  There is no game to play here, just spiteful Facebook-bombing at its sarcastic best.  Bury a dead hooker in your least-favorite friend’s lawn.  Claim 10 illegal-immigrants on your neighbor’s wall.  You can even choose to “add a whole lot more cowbell to your farm”.  I don’t even know what that means and I want to do it.  Fight back with FarmVillain.

 


Ellen Degeneres makes fun of iPhone, Apple cries foul

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Videos

has taken their brand control measures to a ridiculous level this week, as they’re now even targeting major television talk shows that happen to parody their devices. So basically, super funny comedienne Ellen Degeneres played a skit showing how confusing using an could be, you know, just for laughs. Apple got wind of the situation, and someone actually reached out to the Ellen Show to let them know that they didn’t appreciate it. In the video above, Ellen apologizes, saying that she loves her iPhone, her , her iPod…and even IHOP. Classic.


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