As it’s an alpha, we’re not too bothered that it’s run into some overload problems. Hey, at least people are using it, right? But be warned, Wolfie: A pithy error message can only charm us for so long.
This week Lifehacker makes ICE CREAM, gets cheap with laptop stands and decorates their desktops like a popular television show.
Here’s the stuff that we didn’t post today. (Until now, obviously.)
• The Pentagon’s planning to research telepathic communications for soldiers on the battlefield by way of allotting $4 million to the cause. Not that we don’t think it’ll work eventually, but this seems quite far out. As in decades. [Wired]
• Here are some iPhone concept photos that are “unibody”. Isn’t the iPhone close enough to unibody already? Or is it unibody? In either case, we don’t care. [Business Insider]
• Here are some budget, environmentally friendly displays for Hong Kong. Why do we not care? It’s for Hong Kong. It’s budget. And it’s environmentally friendly. [Engadget]
• Someone made a recycled cardboard cover for a Sony laptop. Really. SOMEONE DID THIS. [Unpluggd]
• Best Buy put up a landing page for the Pre. Wowiewowwowwow. Is this going to make the Pre launch any sooner? [Treonauts]
• Swarovski encrusted Xbox 360 microphones. We post some ridiculous stuff for rich people, but we have to draw the line somewhere. Nobody should buy this.
A few weeks apart, in different stores, readers Spencer and Sean spotted the same error on CVS shelf tags. Printing error? Zoned-out employees? Maybe our assumptions are all wrong, and it’s an innovative new pricing strategy.
The same error showed up on bottles of bottled Starbucks Frappucinos and Diet Orange Crush.
We hope that when you awoke today and made your bleary-eyed trip to the tree, you ended up unwrapping some of the fine, fine gadgets that we’re always showing off. Sure, you’re happy to be spending time with your family, and you’re just enjoying the season of giving for it’s totally non-commercial, traditional reasons — but we’d like to know if you made out like a bandit or not. Tell us what you did (or didn’t) get in the comments below, and one more time… enjoy those 50 kids freaking the hell out over getting a Wii.