GoldieBlox ‘Girls’ controversy resurfaces as Beastie Boys file suit

By Chris Meadows
December 11, 2013 // 5 Comments

If you thought the Beastie Boys’ tiff with GoldieBlox over the “Girls” parody used in their toy commercial was over when GoldieBlox dropped the song from the commercial and said they would drop their lawsuit (though as TechDirt points out, they technically, um, never actually did), better [...]

Google’s New Nexus 7 Tab Will Get You Some Tail (Video)

By Matthew Marchesano
July 24, 2013 // 2 Comments

Say it with me: Tech is sexy. Feels a bit weird, right? But hey, I’m not the first to say it—I even felt a bit squeamish when I first heard a friend’s reaction to the form factor of a certain mobile device as such. You see this with car enthusiasts, treating their prized ‘whips’ like [...]

A Commercial Message from the First ‘Honest’ Cable Company (NSFW Video)

By Matthew Marchesano
March 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s probably safe to say that we’ve all dealt with our fair share of ridiculousness, bestowed complimentary-style from our local Internet service providers. Hidden fees, promotions that are too good to be true, bad or weak Internet connections, frustrating customer service reps, forced [...]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD One-Ups iPad Retina Screen in New Ad (Video)

By Matthew Marchesano
February 6, 2013 // 3 Comments

“You may not be able to tell the difference,” says the advertisement’s narrator, as both the iPad and the Kindle Fire HD sit side-by-side displaying the same images. “But your wallet definitely can.” Amazon’s new 30-second ad draws the comparison in screen resolution between the iPad [...]

CBC decision highlights Creative Commons drawbacks

By Chris Meadows
October 9, 2010 // 6 Comments

One big story that broke yesterday was that the CBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, has come out with a new policy prohibiting the use of Creative Commons-licensed music in any of its podcasts. Predictably, the conspiracy theorists came out in force, especially where the story was reported on [...]

Wired calls for app store transparency

By Chris Meadows
April 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Wired’s “Gadget Lab” writer Brian X. Chen has posted a call for transparency in the app store, in which he uses the recent rejection and subsequent approval of Mark Fiore’s political cartoon app to remind us that Apple still hasn’t come out with clear guidelines over what is and is not [...]

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