On today's show, Buzz Out Loud gets you a tiny bit high ... using a sine wave. Could it be!? Also, we continue our long slog through the Story that Wouldn't End: the iPhone 4 antenna issue. Press conference tomorrow! Also, will the Droid X self-destruct if you try to mod it? Maybe, maybe not. But it seems like the phone world is all about picking your poison these days.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Those responding to a comment on social-networking service Twitter usually just thump out their own 140-character tweet, adding in the handle of the Twitter user being replied to. Not Old Spice. The Procter & Gamble brand of male grooming products, in the last 24 hours, has posted about 100 video responses to tweets mentioning its ads starring American actor and ex-NFL athlete Isaiah Mustafa.
Each of these videos involves Mustafa standing in a bathroom wearing just a towel around his waist, the way he appears in the company's successful series of body wash commercials. He responds to individual users … Read more
You will be familiar with the Old Spice Man. He's the embodiment of the kind of man every man-loving being would love to keep on being with.
Tuesday, Old Spice Man decided to use all the tools of the Web at his disposal in order to show just how body, mind, Twitter, YouTube, Digg, and Reddit (and even Facebook) can work together to sell rather strange-smelling deodorant.
For just one day, people could post their comments, questions or "whatever else" to @OldSpice on Twitter, Reddit, and elsewhere and the ones that were voted most popular, would receive, … Read more
Do you have an old PC that you want to "donate" to your children? Or are you looking for a way for them to use your PC without messing things up? Kiddix might just be the answer: It's a Linux-based operating system with a child-friendly interface, software, and loads of parental controls.
Normally, Kiddix costs $50, but between now and the end of the Wednesday, June 30, you can pay what you want for Kiddix.
All you do to get the deal is provide a name and e-mail address, enter the amount you want to pay, and … Read more
Refrigerators have a long history of being severely limited--at least in regards to controllable customization. From their humble beginnings as boxes basically designed to hold a giant ice cube, the "icebox" has come a long way. No longer are kitchens held hostage by slowly melting blocks of ice, but the same incapability to regulate temperature effectively exists today as it did back then. Sure, our modern refrigerators let you dial in preferred temperature, something their old-timey counterparts could only dream of, but when it comes right down to it, these giant monoliths found in every kitchen are still … Read more
Artist/nerd Steve D'Angelo calls this a sculpture, but we think it's more than that. It's an awesome sculpture.
It's called Action Buttons, and that's exactly what it is. Steve, a Crave reader in Pennsylvania, has put a collection of arcade game buttons on the surface of a small plywood box and wired them up to old-school audio samples downloaded from the Web that play when the arcade-like buttons are pressed.
The sounds aren't from specific games but sound like they could be, with titles like "energize," "fire laser," "… Read more
Yes, plenty of Sega Dreamcast systems are available for purchase on the Internet, but we did a double-take when we noticed that Amazon was selling "new" models for $88.99. No, these aren't updated in anyway, but at least one Amazon user says they are "brand-new as stated." And Amazon is listed as the seller, not some third-party merchant.
Whether Amazon found a warehouse full of old "new" Dreamcasts or whether someone's actually producing these things, we don't know. But what's amusing is to see user reviews dating all way … Read more
I'm not one to fawn over online maps, but 8-Bit NYC appeals to my two loves: usefulness and 1980s adventure video games.
The 8-Bit NYC map is simply fantastic. The service displays New York City in a depiction that's modeled after maps in adventure video games from the 1980s. Even better, all the content in 8-Bit NYC is accurate, making it a viable mapping tool, as well.
"I hope to evoke the same urge for exploration, abstract sense of scale, and perhaps most importantly unbounded excitement that many of us remember experiencing on the Nintendo Entertainment System, … Read more
The World Series may have come and gone (for some reason earlier this month), but that doesn't mean the real national pastime has to roll over. In fact, "rolling over" is exactly what this particular pastime excels at. While baseball may not be the same without hot dogs, you can take them away from the game and enjoy them throughout the long cold winter. Of course, if you want that authentic flavor that can only be had from uncountable revolutions on the heat source, you are going to need something special.
Peekaboo Barn is a farm-themed educational game designed for toddlers, from which kids can learn about animal sounds and names. Fittingly for this age group, Peekaboo Barn has a very simple and satisfying schtick: a red barn bounces up and down gently as you hear a muffled animal noise. You tap the barn to open its doors, revealing the now-louder animal. Its name appears, and is also spoken aloud (charmingly, by a fellow toddler in English, or by an adult in Spanish mode).
The game cycles through 10 different farm animals in this way--everything from a cat to a cow … Read more