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0888 888 888: The Cursed Phone Number That Killed Its Owners [Curses]

by on May.27, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, AR, ash, Bp, Cancer, cat, cc, Cellphone, Cellphones, clear, color, Curses, de, Dead, Dish, Display, down, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gun, Hd, Health, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ir, ISO, Isp, La, Labels, Led, Lg, Lunch, mid, Mit, mobitel, Mod, nin, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Padd, phone, PI, Pixel, Play, Poisoning, Q, quant, Radio, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Tag, tech, ted, TI, TV, V, X1

Vladimir Grashnov died of cancer, possibly contracted due to radioactive poisoning. Konstantin Dimitrov was assassinated while on a date. Konstantin Dishliev was gunned down during lunch. All three were assigned a cursed phone number: 0888 888 888.

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Buddy Radio Lets Your Grandma Broadcast Her Feelings to Twitter and Facebook [Buddyradio]

by on May.26, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, ash, bd, bin, book, Bp, Broadcast mood, Buddyradio, cat, Cia, clear, color, Connected, dash, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, EC, Elderly, Emi, Et, Face, facebook, feelings, ff, Gadget, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Help, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Lde, mid, Mod, Mood, Nec, Nes, Net, network, networking, networks, Old People, Oldschoolnewschool, om, One, Online, order, Os, oversharing, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Radio, Rc, ROAD, RSS, Rv, school, serve, soc, social, Social Networks, socialnetworks, Style, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, ted, TI, tie, TV, twitter, unit, V, work, X1

How does Grandma stay connected to you? Buddy Radio hopes to help the elderly by giving them an old school gadget—a basic radio—that combines new school technology— social networks —so they can broadcast their mood and ask for help. More

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Kindle 2.5 Update Trickles Out With Facebook In Tow [Kindle]

by on May.24, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Ads, Ai, amazon, amazon kindle, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, ash, Ati, Av, Ban, Band, book, Bp, cat, clear, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, EC, engadget, Et, etail, F2, Face, facebook, ff, Firmware, Gadget, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gun, Hd, Home Automation, i5, Id, Ie, Im, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, kin, Kindle, Kindle 2.5, kindle 2.5 update, Kindle firmware update, La, Labels, late, Les, meaning, mid, Mod, nin, Of, om, One, order, ota, Ota updates, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Ports, Q, quant, Radio, Rc, release, ROAD, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Software, star, Style, tar, Target, tech, ted, TI, trick, TV, twitter, Up, Update, Us, V, War

Amazon had set a target of late May for their Facebook-friendly Kindle 2.5 update , and it looks as though they’re on schedule. Reports from users have started trickling in—at least for Kindle DX —meaning that the broad OTA release has begun.

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How 1950s Nuclear Bomb Testing Turned Our Teeth Into Radioactive Clocks [Radioactivity]

by on May.22, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 50D, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Ati, beach, Bomb, Bombs, Bp, Carbon, cat, cc, Ces, clear, Clock, Clocks, color, Conflict, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, kin, La, Labels, life, Loc, Lock, locks, mid, Mod, Nuclear, NuclearBombs, Of, om, One, order, Padd, People, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Radio, radioactivity, Rc, Research, Rf, RSS, Rv, Science, sea, search, serve, Style, Tag, tech, teeth, Test, TI, TV, V, War, Weapon, Weapons, X1

Researchers trying to determine the age of deceased individuals are finding success with a new method: looking in people’s mouths. Nuclear bomb testing in the 1950s, it turns out, turned everyone’s teeth into radioactive clocks. More

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An Alarm Clock That Actually Shuts Up When Asked To [Clocks]

by on May.20, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, A8, Ac, Accessories, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, alarm, Alarm Clock, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Arm, ash, Av, Bp, cat, cc, Ces, clear, Clock, Clocks, color, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Fda, ff, garden, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Isp, ISS, La, Labels, Loc, Lock, locks, Men, mid, Mod, moment, moshi, Moshi alarm clock, My, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Radio, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Shop, shopping, Style, Tag, tech, TI, TV, Up, V, X1

I tell my alarm clock to shut up constantly, but—unlike the Moshi alarm clock radio—it never listens and I have to fondle it in order to get a few moments of blissful silence. Well, no more of that.

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Sony Dash Review: The Clock Radio, Evolved [Review]

by on May.13, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, alarm, Alarm Clock, Altb, and, ANT, Ants, app, app store, AR, Arm, ash, Calls, cat, cc, Ces, Chumby, clear, Clock, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Evo, F2, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hand, hands, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Intern, internet, Isp, Labels, Loc, Lock, Mod, Nec, Net, om, One, order, Padd, Personal Internet Viewer, PI, Play, Q, quant, Radio, Rc, Review, RSS, Rv, serve, Sony, Sony dash, Sony dash review, store, Style, Tag, tech, TI, Top, TV, view, X1

Sony calls the Dash a “personal internet viewer.” It’s more like a $200 alarm clock with an app store. Custom Jewelry . Nunavut Foundation Repair companies . Which is not necessarily a bad thing. More

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The Electronic Book, Radio Shack 1986 [Retromodo]

by on May.13, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, amazon, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Bag, boingboing, book, Cam, cat, cc, Ces, clear, Community, de, design, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, ebook reader, Ebooks, Eink, Electron, Electronic Book, Et, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hack, Hacks, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ir, Isp, Kindle, Labels, live, lte, Mod, Net, nook, om, One, Opera, order, Os, Padd, paper, PC, PI, Play, Q, quant, Radio, radio-shack, Radios, RadioShack, Rc, Reader, Real, Red, Retro, Retromodo, RNA, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, source, Style, Tag, tech, TI, Tower, Tron, TV, Ui, unit, Via, vintage, X1

I wish I lived in the alternate reality where Radio Shack ‘s ‘ Electronic Book ‘ was a runaway success, Amazon copied their design and every eBook reader was actually a paper book that required a tower PC to operate. [ VintageAds via boingboing ] More

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The Secrets of Eccentric, Mad-Scientist RadioShacks [DIY]

by on May.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, AR, Art, Ati, Av, bd, Cable, Cables, cat, cc, clear, corporate, de, Display, diy, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Gadget, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, guts, Hack, Hacks, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ink, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, Les, Lg, live, Loc, location, magazine, Mod, Nes, NK, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Parts, Play, ps, Q, Radio, radio-shack, Radios, RadioShack, Rc, Red, Secrets, Shop, store, Stores, Style, Tag, The Shack, TI, Vr, wired, X1

They’re described as “eccentric, mad-scientist RadioShacks” and they’re full of gadget guts, cables, and parts you won’t find in the average, corporate-owned locations. Run by “RadioShack nostalgics” who want to keep hobby shops alive, these stores are shrines to tinkering. More

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Rumor: HTC EVO 4G To Cost $200 On Contract, On Sale June 6th [Android]

by on May.07, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 4G, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, Android, AR, Ati, bing, Cellphones, Ces, clear, cost, Custom, de, Display, droid, Ds, E, E3, Ea, Et, Evo, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hack, hand, Hd, Home Automation, Htc, Htc evo, htc evo 4g, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ion, Isp, Launch, MER, mid, Mod, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Phones, Play, Pr, pre, price, Print, Q, Radio, radio-shack, Radios, RadioShack, raf, Rc, rom, rum, Rumor, sale, Sprint, Style, Tag, ted, TI, Up, Us, X1

June 6th has been pointed at again for Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G launch, with a crafty customer at RadioShack grabbing some fliers from a branch and being told of the contract prices. $600 out of contract?

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What Is This? [Whatisthis]

by on May.05, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 787, 7d, A8, Ac, Acdc, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, AR, arc, Ati, Bioshock, Ces, clear, current, cv, Dc, DCAC, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, eco, energy, Engine, Et, F1, fish, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Glow, Gq, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Isp, MER, Mercury, Mercuryarcvalverectifier, Mod, NK, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Play, power, Q, Radio, Rc, Rectifier, Red, Retromodo, rom, Science, ship, Space, Steam, Steampunk, Style, Tag, Tea, Tesla, TI, Up, Valve, what, what is this, Whatisthis, X1

A mock-up of a weapon from Bioshock 3? A radioactive steampunk fish tank? The glowing engine of a recovered Area 51 spaceship? The answer may shock you.

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