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Apple’s iPhone launches no longer excite

Apple’s iPhone launches no longer excite

Now, having had two years to plot and scheme, Apple's renowned designer Jonathan Ive has replaced the tiny 3.5in (8.9cm) screen with a slightly-less-tiny 4in (10.2cm) screen? Wow. Knock me over with a feather. What do you do with the rest of your time, Jony? To use a car analogy, six years ago the iPhone was like a sexy new flagship model from [...]

Richard Stallman Weighs In On The Check Engine Light

Richard Stallman Weighs In On The Check Engine Light

My fight against the check engine light still goes on, though, like an uncle with an extensive collection of pornography, I'm sure many of you were hoping I'd just keep it to myself. Well, like your pervy uncle, I won't. I can't. And, I'm not alone. Among the many emails I received, most suggesting I speak with my clergyperson, I received an [...]

The hidden beauty of the bottom of toy cars

The hidden beauty of the bottom of toy cars

Jason Torchinsky's interest in the bottoms of toy cars borders on the Nicholson Bakeresque... The bottoms of toy cars are fascinating because it's a revealing insight into the mind of the toy designer. Generally, you don't really have to do anything at all, but most toy cars have at least some attempt made to have some measure of detail or [...]

Megaupload Founder Kim Schmitz Cars Seized by FBI

Megaupload Founder Kim Schmitz Cars Seized by FBI

After the authorities terminated MegaUpload yesterday, founder Kim Schmitz’s possessions were targeted, with his car collection being the first to be seized. We don’t know what’s more opulent: the vehicles themselves, or their number plates, which, for example, read “GOD” (Rolls-Royce Phantom Drop Head Coupe), “MAFIA” [...]

You have 30 days to pay me $5,000,000

Cliff Notes: Guy drives an rc car with a camera into one of the great pyramids, wants $5,000,000 to keep a lid on what he found

Seattle cops forget semi-automatic rifle sitting on patrol car’s trunk

Seattle cops forget semi-automatic rifle sitting on patrol car’s trunk

A Seattle resident named Nick snapped the photo above in late June, passing it on to The Stranger, a weekly newspaper. It shows an empty police patrol car with an unattended semi-automatic rifle sitting on the trunk. A SPD spokesperson professes to being "very embarrassed" on behalf of the force. "The department is very embarrassed that this [...]

Flip-flops with a secret compartment

Flip-flops with a secret compartment

These flip-flops have got an arch-support with a hidden pocket where you can leave your keys and wallet while you're in the water. I have no idea whether the rubber is stiff enough to make walking on your car keys comfortable, though. ArchPort Flip Flops with Hidden Storage

Best iFixit teardown ever: FBI tracking bug

Best iFixit teardown ever: FBI tracking bug

Ifixit and Wired got together to do a teardown of an FBI tracking gadget: "The device was loaned to us by a person who found the device on their car, and is similar to the one Yasir Afifi recently found underneath his own vehicle. The hand-assembled device is comprised of a GPS unit for receiving the car's position, an RF transmitter for [...]

Woz on Network Neutrality

Woz on Network Neutrality

Writing in the Atlantic, Apple co-founder and hardware wizard Steve Wozniak defends Network Neutrality, describing open, neutral networks as a boon to creators, innovators and entrepreneurs... Imagine that when we started Apple we set things up so that we could charge purchasers of our computers by the number of bits they use. The personal [...]

Sollight Lightship

Sollight Lightship

This solar-powered LED light comes with suction cups and is incredibly handy. I keep one in the car on the back window, so it's always charged in case of a breakdown. It also features a red LED to preserve night vision, as well as an auto-shut-off that uses a light sensor. It is weather sealed and it stood up brilliantly to the sun, salt and [...]

Wiretap charges dropped against motorcyclist who videotaped cop

Wiretap charges dropped against motorcyclist who videotaped cop

An update on a story blogged earlier on Freeish: A judge in Harford County, MD, threw out felony charges against motorcyclist Anthony Graber for taping a policeman who stopped him using a helmet-mounted camera. Graber admits he was speeding and may have been riding recklessly when an officer in plain clothes and an unmarked car pulled in [...]

The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What Machines Teach Us About Human Relationships

The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What Machines Teach Us About Human Relationships

For the first century of the automobile's use, passengers were always people or pets. However, in the past decades, automobiles have begun to carry a new "passenger": a voice-based computer agent used to give directions, warn of problems (e.g., "your oil is low"), control entertainment (e.g., "you are now listening to KQED"), and make [...]

The Government can now put GPS on your car without warrant

The Government can now put GPS on your car without warrant

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway - and no reasonable expectation that the government [...]

Man saws car in half to prove a point

Man saws car in half to prove a point

Raymond Reeder's house on Kemp Lane has a sign that says, "Beware of bulldog." A "no trespassing" sign is posted at the entrance of the driveway. He considers himself a gear head and a mountain man. A week ago, Reeder, 39, sawed in half a 1998 Saturn station wagon. "Just to prove a point," he said. "This is what happens when you don't [...]