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8tracks.com Reviewed

As we mentioned yesterday, the online music service Muxtape shut down. While this is yet another lame move by the RIAA, I’ve found I don’t miss Muxtape. It was really just too basic of a service for me to get into it or hyped up about it. Plus, having to upload one track at a time really sucked. So with ...

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New York Turns To Alternative Power

Tuesday night at the National Clean Energy Summit, Mayor Bloomberg of New York City expressed his vision of a cleaner more green New York. He urged the need for energy-efficient design and proposed alternative methods of obtaining power, whether it be by wind or solar means. He goes as far as suggesting to add wind turbines to both the Brooklyn ...

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DIY: Custom DS Guitar For Guitar Hero: On Tour

Eric Ruckman was one individual disappointed by Guitar Hero: On Tour’s guitar peripheral for the DS. So, in an effort to form gameplay more faithful to the original Guitar Hero, Eric found a wireless PS2 guitar that no one wanted and cut a hole in the controller, removing all the guts. He then managed to connect the buttons of the ...

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Out With The Old, In With The New

You’ve heard the terrible news about Muxtape being shutdown by the RIAA and now you’ve got no way of discovering new music. Guess it’s back to the ol’ 90210 iPod. On the RIAA’s official site, it claims that Muxtape had been evading the RIAA for a little while, which lead it to the killing blow which was a cease and ...

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HI, I’M MICHAEL PHELPS!

“HAI! I IS MICHAEL PHELPS. ISN’T THIS COOL? I’M USING A COMPUTER UNDERWATER AND HAVE MICHIGAN’S LOGO TATTOO’D TO MAH DICK! O, SNAP. I USE TEH IMACS.” He really isn’t all that photogenic. Link

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Why, God? Why? Twitter For The DS

If you’re a Twitter whore and you just so happen to own a Nintendo DS, then you’ll be pleased to know that accessing Twitter is now possible on your portable gaming system. Unfortunately, it’s only in Spanish at the moment, but if you’re desperate to let everyone know when you’re eating and shitting then I’m sure you can get around ...

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Muxtape Shut Down By RIAA

The RIAA keeps chugging along and putting people with good intentions out of business. The latest casualty is Muxtape, an online mixtape service that I used and really enjoyed. You uploaded 13 of your favorite tracks and that’d be about it. What do I think will happen now? Nothing. Muxtape is not/does not have the money to license all those ...

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Maxis’ Spore Has Gone Gold

I sure hope you’ve tried out that creature creator for the upcoming Spore, otherwise you’re going to be left in the dark. Having to settle for randomly generating creatures simply because you weren’t creative enough to come up with your own does not please Will Wright. After all, the full game is just around the corner. That’s right, Spore has ...

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Opto-Isolator Isolates You With Stares

The Opto-Isolator asks the question: “What if art could view us?” This strange installation was on display at the Bitforms Gallery in NYC stirring all kinds of emotions as it mimicked the human eye. It’ll focus on any one person staring at it for too long. In addition, it’ll follow the person viewing it as well as blink along to ...

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iHitch: iGetMurdered

I’m sure hitchhiking is just as cool as everyone says it is. Between the days spent searching for a ride, intervals of crank and black tar heroin and the constant risk of getting murdered, I don’t see why more of today’s youth are hitchhiking. Luckily, some ingenious bastard thought of iHitch, which is a social networking site for hitchhikers. No, ...

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