Are you really into Twitter, but not into having a cellphone capable enough to run a Twitter app for you? Would you rather carry two devices of limited functionality around with you than one that can do multiple tasks? Uh, OK. Well, the Twitter Peek is designed with you, and few other people, in mind.
The Twitter Peek is a wireless device that can handle Twitter and only Twitter. No phone calls, no email, no mobile internet, no nuthin’, just Twitter. There’s no word on pricing on this guy, but I’ll stick to using Tweetie on my iPhone, thanks.
When I came across Wired’s Top 10 Ways To Provoke a Geek Argument the other day, I had to laugh. This has totally happened to me! I once got into a discussion with a friend about the pros and cons of the Xbox 360 verses the PS3 which turned into a heated argument real fast. Not that I care, since I enjoy both, but my sparring partner had some serious attachment issues to his PS3 that I was not prepared for.
Have you ever been involved in a heated geek argument? I know they happen quite often when talking about tech, so tell us: what’s the weirdest geek argument you’ve ever been in?
Wired takes a look at the “phenomenon” of your gadgets breaking just after the warranty on them expire. A conspiracy? No.
There are two components to this. One, manufacturers calculate with extreme thoroughness how long to make their warranties so they don’t have to repair a bunch of products for free. Two, it’s your brain that makes you remember that one time that something broke outside warranty.
“It’s really connected to two things: regret and memory,” says Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational. A gadget that dies a day out of warranty will piss you off a lot more than one that soldiers on until after you’ve lost the certificate. And years later, you’ll probably remember it more acutely, too.