In the design of dining sets, the cost of beauty too often comes at the cost of comfort. If you've ever been asked to sit on a chair covered in plastic, then you know what I'm talking about. My mom had a very dramatic, very pretty dining room set when I was growing up, but I have very few memories of actually eating on it. What I do remember is the annoying feeling of crinkly plastic under me during dinner. Is this the price we have to pay for a dining room table that's worth looking at? … Read more
Slate recently published a great article Take That, Stupid Printer! How to fight back against the lying, infuriating, evil ink-and-toner cabal by Farhad Manjoo. The title is a bit meaner than the article, which makes for interesting reading.
If you own a Brother HL-2040 printer, the article is especially relevant. The author suspected that the printer was lying about being out of toner and he figured out how to lie back to it, making it think there was a new cartridge. Sure enough the printer had lots of toner left, as Mr. Manjoo puts it "At least eight months … Read more
On today's show, we're joined by two of the girls from NewYork.com! Wilson's sick, but he misses out on an insane show filled with the girls drooling over Michael Phelps, even more slanted eye pictures, Nintendo bikinis, Apple store nightmares, and a possible NewYork.com/404 meetup!? Listen for more details!
Wilson can't make it to the show today so we replace him with two of the fantastic ladies from NewYork.com! "Broadway Baby" Hillary and "Soho Hot" Amanda are a real treat to have in the studio, especially for the … Read more
Brother's newest inkjet multifunction printer, the MFC-6490CW is a milestone for the company--it's their first color inkjet that can print, copy, scan, and fax on 11 inch by 17-inch tabloid sized paper. This is also the first in a new line of "Professional Series" printers that accommodate the creative and innovative consumer.
The printer will have ports for direct printing from USB flash drives, PictBridge compatible ports, and external multimedia cards. In addition, the MFC-6490CW is also wireless and includes a built in auto-document feeder, dual paper input trays, and a four ink cartridge bay. We'… Read more
From the outside looking in, it sure seems to be going from bad to worse at Yahoo, where Jerry Yang and Sue Decker appear unable to stop the hemorrhaging in the executive ranks.
But before getting flagged for piling on, is the rush of recent departures at the company really is as bad as it appears to 99.9 percent of the blognoscenti? Let's pause and think about that for a moment. With no disrespect to any of the people who are departing for greener pastures in the last couple of weeks, Yahoo's not losing any superstars. (Check … Read more
LOS ANGELES--Only the mouse appears to thrive in a music sector pulverized by digital technology.
As the top four recording companies continue to see CD sales shrink and as they scurry to find profitable business models in the digital age, Walt Disney Records has grown 40 percent from last year according to Matt Fitz-Henry, the label's director of New Media.
Fitz-Henry, who spoke at a panel session at the iHollywood Conference on Monday, said that it's no secret how the company has found success in such a gloomy environment.
"What everybody in the music business is now … Read more
Six years ago, Warner Bros. developed digital technologies to make copies of damaged or decaying film negatives and return the movies to their original viewing quality. But the latest project came with added pressure: director Francis Ford Coppola looking over technicians' shoulders as they digitally remastered his masterwork, The Godfather. CNET News.com's Greg Sandoval tells intern Holly Jackson the story of the painstaking restoration process.