NCC-1701 Pizza Cutter – Star Trek

via Gizmodo by Jason Chen on 9/21/10

NCC-1701 Pizza Cutter

Mozzarella: The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Pizza-Prize. Its ten-second mission: to divide strange new pies, to cut new slices and new portions, to boldly separate where no cutter has gone before. *Cue music* [Think Geek]

Twitter Peek: a mobile device that handles Twitter and that’s it

via DVICE Atom Feed by Adam Frucci on 10/28/09

Twitter Peek: a mobile device that handles Twitter and that's it
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.

What’s the Weirdest Geek Argument You’ve Ever Been In?

via geeksugar by geeksugar on 6/10/09

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?


Your Gadgets Don’t Break As Soon As Your Warranty’s Expired – Your Brain Is Just Wrong

via Gizmodo by Jason Chen on 5/15/09

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.