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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Living Smart, Green, Buzzed and Jacked — 9/27/07

  • TV: Schedule Your Television Time with CAT Calendar for TV

    Don't want to miss the season premier of your favorite TV series this week? Check out web site CAT (Calendar for TV), which lists primetime shows on a monthly calendar, with premiers marked in...

  • Search Engines: Smplr Web Search

    Search page Smplr is a web search command line tool. Using one input box, enter your query, prefaced by a snippet that directs the search to a particular site—very similar to the...

  • GYM Wars: In an attempt to catch up to Google, Microsoft ...

    In an attempt to catch up to Google, Microsoft will be rolling out updates to their Live.com web search engine over the coming weeks.

  • Life Coaching: Fundamentals for Personal Growth

    Personal growth blogger Peter says that before we get overly ambitious, we should apply some basic rules to our daily living. We can improve our outlook on life by defining our successes, having a...

  • How To: Build a Workbench on the Cheap

    DIYer Bruce Maki describes how to create a simple but sturdy workbench for less than $20. For this project, you'll need a few 2x4s, Oriented Strand Board, and deck screws. Size can vary depending...

  • 1111 Tower

    Filed under: Estates , Journeys Denver is set to get a new luxury residences tower that will make a big impact on the skyline. The recent groundbreaking of 1111 Tower marks the start of a building that will stand approximately 600 feet high and will be a new residential building in downtown Denver.…

  • Vivienne Westwood And The Bright Yellow Bentley

    Filed under: Wheels For fashion designer Vivienne Westwood no sedate silver Bentley will do. Bentley has announced that for Milan Fashion Week, they have teamed up with the goddess of punk to show off a screaming yellow 1992 Bentley Continental convertible in front of the Palazzo Reale toe…

  • Lanvin Jeanne Pouchette, Handbag of the Day

    Filed under: Handbags This is a sharp looking leather bag with lots of nice silver-tone detail. Why did they have to go and ruin it with that cotton web strap? I like the contrast, but black leather would have been a better choice, I think. Looking past the adjustable strap, the little pouchette is…

  • Adam & Eve Flash Drives

    Filed under: Gadgets , Jewelry Luxury phone company Gresso has strayed from the phones and into world of luxury USB flash drives. Their Adam & Eve flash drives are made of African Mahogany or African Blackwood and white diamonds and come in three different shapes, a bitten apple, a cross and a…

  • Blueblood Dog Beds

    Filed under: Pets The newest online store selling pet accessories is Blueblood Luxury Goods for Dogs. The boutique has three different collections of beds and collars, Pacific Heights, Central Park and Montecito each with a different color palette and a variety of colorful print options. The bed…

  • Morning crazy pill: LaRouche PAC says Halo 3 'destroying US'

    Filed under: Culture There's some good amounts of crazy going on this morning. For starters, Jack Thompson had his son buy the M-rated Halo 3 yesterday; just like he had his son buy the M-rated BioShock a couple weeks ago. But after the whole " sending gay porn into court " thing…

  • Joystiq hands-on: Burnout Paradise

    Filed under: Sony PlayStation 3 , Microsoft Xbox 360 , Action , Driving , Online , Galleries I recently got sucked into Burnout Paradise , playing about a half-hour of the racing game due for release this Winter. While a half-hour may not seem like much, at hands-on gaming events, we writers rarely…

  • Today's non-Halo game video

    Filed under: Culture , Nintendo DS , PC , Sony PlayStation 2 , Sony PlayStation 3 , Sony PSP , Nintendo Wii , Microsoft Xbox 360 , Video If you're reading this at all, you're not playing Halo 3 . ScrewAttack sees this as an opportunity instead of a problem, offering its list of the top ten…

  • Today in Joystiq: September 26, 2007

    Filed under: Culture , Microsoft Xbox 360 , First Person Shooters Hehehe, kitteh iz not amuzed. Looks like the Legendary Halo 3 helmet is a cat-compatible, after all. Thank reader baby sea tuna for clearing that up; check out the highlights for today: Joystiquery Nega-review: Halo 3 Reminder:…

  • Where to find all 9 gold Halo 3 skulls

    Filed under: Microsoft Xbox 360 , First Person Shooters , Video Looking for those elusive nine golden skulls scattered throughout the Halo 3 campaign? The folks at MyCheats have created a video unveiling the location of each skull. Warning: if you haven't finished the campaign, you might spy a…

  • Now That's Poopy: Ebay Bans Reusable Diapers

    [Correction: See comments section for Trish's update - it looks like used diapers are currently on sale via ebay after all. We are not sure if this is a change in policy, or whether the original information was incorrect. We'll look into it and keep you informed.] Cloth diapers are a pretty…

  • Quote of the Day: Al Gore on Climate Change Leadership, Montreal Protocol

    All of the market initiatives are incredibly important. The market allocates more money in one hour than all of the governments allocate over a year's time. But government's set the rules of the road and determine how markets allocate capital and make decisions. And there should be no…

  • Norwegian Wood

    There is something so northern, and well, Canadian, about these Norwegian lights. They are made of thin birch strip veneer mounted on white paper, and held together with natural leather lacing. The motif is a forest, with pine trees and eagles and wolves laser cut into the wood. When the light…

  • College Students Help Tailgaters’ Remember to Recycle

    When their team hit the field a couple of days ago, Sustain Mizzou’s Green Team hit the parking lots to help tailgaters’ green the party. In fact, the environmentally aware student group at the University of Missouri-Columbia was already busy handing out recycling bags to tailgaters four hours…

  • SIT UP, Sustainable Seats and Their Making Offs By [re]design

    The exhibition SIT UP at this year’s 100%design in London clearly stood out from the rest of the stuff. [re]design , who impressed us last year with Good & Gorgeous? , chose to expose 16 eco sustainable seats and their manufacturing process. Each chair was chosen for combining the ‘the…

  • 8 Ways To Get The Most From Hardship

    Sometimes I feel bad about referring you guys to Pamela Slim’s website, Escape From Cubicle Nation, so much. There is just some great stuff over there! Such as her latest on overcoming ‘painful or awkward’ transitions in your life. These include things like losing your job, a loved one or…

  • 12 Investing Mistakes You Can Learn From

    Pinyo at GetRichSlowly is confessing a dozen mistakes he feels he’s made in regards to investing. One of the greatest things anyone can do is learn from his mistakes, and Pinyo is doing one better and sharing them with us. Not investing soon enough — I have been working part-time since my first…

  • David Allen At Huffington Post

    If you’re a follower of GTD or similar productivity systems you’ll know of David Allen, the author of the book that started it all. Well David has found a new playground over at Huffington Post where he began posting last week. He’s beginning with the basics so it’s a great place to get…

  • 10 Simple Tips for Using Email

    We all use email, but, sometimes we use it too much or use it inappropriately. To get the most out of email we need to use it carefully and judiciously. These are 10 tips to get the most out of emailing. 1. Use different email accounts for different purposes. It is is good to have separate email…

  • Confessions of a Late Adopter

    I love gadgets, I really do. But unlike your typical fanboy or -girl who can be found standing in line at Best Buy or the Apple Store days before a new product’s release, I’m more likely to be found trolling the aisles of the local thrift store, surfing eBay, or scrounging through the clearance…

  • Japan: Toyota reveals Mark X ZiO

    Filed under: Minivans/MPVs , Japan , Toyota Joe Camel spends a night with an R Class , and what do you get? The Toyota Mark X ZiO. Surprisingly stylish, the "new class vehicle" from Toyota is further proof that the rest of the world gets their interesting stuff while we're stuck with…

  • Fancy a topless Scirocco? VW's got you (un)covered

    Filed under: Concept Cars , Convertibles , Volkswagen Auto Express seems to have the inside scoop on a convertible variant of the upcoming Volkswagen Scirocco coupe, likely to go on sale sometime in 2009. The standard fixed-roof Scirocco is expected to take cues from the IROC concept that debuted…

  • 2008 Harley-Davidson Edition Ford F-Series

    Filed under: Trucks/Pickups , Ford Click the image above for high-res shots of the 2008 Harley-Davidson Edition Ford F-Series pickup. The new for '08 Ford Harley-Davidson F-Series Super Duty is what you've come to expect after walking ten times around this dual-branded block. Harley owners…

  • AutoblogGreen for 09.27.07

    Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative , Green Hey Autoblog readers - AutoblogGreen knows you just can't get enough of John Neff, so we strongarmed him into joining us for our latest Podcast . Listen to him show you his greener side. Very nice. Other good stuff from yesterday's collection of…

  • Happy Birthday Ford F-150, have a 60th Anniversary special limited edition truck

    Filed under: Trucks/Pickups , Ford , Misc. Auto Shows click above image to view high-res pics of the 2008 Ford F-150 60th Anniversary The original Ford F-1 pickup went on sale way back in 1948. The post-war market fell in love with it, and the Blue Oval's most successful vehicle ever was born.…

  • Review: 360 Vodka

    360 Vodka is all about how eco-friendly they are. The bottle is 80% recycled material and the cap and label are 100% recycled. They pull grain from farms local to their distillery in order to reduce emissions and if you return the bottle, they recycle it again and give $1 to an environmental group.…

  • Sobieski Vodka to launch in US

    Take an extremely popular and good tasting vodka from another country and launch it in the US as the ultra-premium killer. Sobieski is just such a vodka. It's tasty and smooth and from Poland. It will sell here in the US for $10.99 a bottle. The marketing is saying that it's an attempt to…

  • Microsoft revamps Live search

    Filed under: Microsoft , Search Microsoft has launched an updated version of Live Search . Some of the changes will be visible in the user interface, but the company also made a bunch of changes under the hood to make the search engine more useful and reliable. Increased the site index by more…

  • ZoneAlarm ForceField protects your browsing session - DLS Interview

    Filed under: Internet , Security , Features , Windows , DLS Interviews ZoneAlarm has launched a public beta of a new security tool that basically puts your web browser into a sandbox. Visit sites you know are unsafe, check your bank statements on a computer that you know is infected with…

  • Translate text to Zlango for your Zlango-speaking friends - Time Waster

    Filed under: Fun , Internet , Time-Wasters Text messages are all well and good, but the kids these days, they like graphics. So when Zlango launched a service to offer enhanced emoticons and icons for mobile phone and web use, we were suitably impressed . The company came up with a…

  • Win cash for your startup

    Filed under: Business , Design , Developer , Internet , Web services , web 2.0 Think you have a hot startup idea? Write it down and you could net a little funding. Bang Ventures from New York is offering $15,000 U.S. for startup CEOs to get their ideas off the ground. "You Be The VC"…

  • ZimDesk: nice looking web desktop if that's your sort of thing

    Filed under: Internet , Web services , web 2.0 We've been over this before. We don't really see the point of web-based "operating systems." You've already got an operating system, and if you need a place to store your data online or access office tools like word processors…

  • Police Shooting Victim Arrested For Beating Girlfriend

    Trent Benefield, one of the victims in the undercover police shooting of three unarmed men outside a Queens nightclub last year, was arrested Tuesday night for attacking is girlfriend on a street. Plainclothes officers reportedly saw Benefield yelling, "F------ bitch!" before, per the…

  • Mo's to Close

    Earlier this month the NY Post reported that Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction might be closing, which was met with a letter from the owners saying the Post "as usual, mixed fact with fiction." Last night a reader sent over the following letter, written by the same folks, which was…

  • Dave Longstreth, Dirty Projectors

    Dave Longstreth has been recording music under the name Dirty Projectors since 2003, and currently tours with a band made up of three others. Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian and Brian Mcomber help him put on one of the more amazing live shows this city has to offer -- just check out this Take Away…

  • Rudy Ditches Top Fundraiser, Hillary Debates Foes

    Rudy Giuliani replaced his lead fundraiser . Anne Dunsmore joined the Giuliani campaign in May , and her credentials as the California finance director during President Bush's 2000 and 2004 elections prompted Giuliani to create a special position for her - deputy campaign manager for finance.…

  • Dump Truck Overturns, Kills 2 in Brooklyn

    Yesterday morning, a dump truck and Toyota Camry going west on Atlantic Avenue had a deadly accident . The truck, which was filled with debris, jackknifed and overturned, crushing the Camry and its two passengers. Police suspect the Camry may have attempted to cut off the truck. The accident…

  • Clips: Secrets of the New York Trenchcoat Lady

    newVideoPlayer("Secrets_of_NY.flv", 475, 376); If you've ever happened across the NYCTV show Secrets of New York, then you must have encountered sinister host Kelly Choi and her trademark black...

  • Madrid: Cafe de las Horas

    60-cent beers, lusty atmosphere, Spanish tostadas (toasts), clumsy service -- but with a smile; I normally don't need much more for a good night out. Located at Calle Magdelana 32 (metro Anton...

  • Berlin: Berlin's Banana Gallery Guide

    A reoccurring leitmotif on Berlin's walls is the yellow banana, stenciled all around Mitte and reminiscent of Warhol's iconic Velvet Underground record cover. But the banana is also an unlikely...

  • San Francisco: Best Bars for Smoking in San Francisco

    San Francisco's a smoke-free city, right? Well, kinda. Whether they've passed through the legal loopholes, staked out some outdoor space, or because they just don't care, these bars will thank you...

  • Paris: Paris Design Bookstores

    A new exhibition opening this week at the Grand Palais, Design Contre Design, focuses on two centuries of design. The nonchronological show isn't meant to be a history lesson so much as a meditation...

  • Review: Trade

    Filed under: Drama , New Releases , Theatrical Reviews The kidnapping and trafficking of young woman for the sex trade is a serious issue. Trade , alas, is just a seriously awful film. Rarely has a message movie been as noxious as director Marco Kruezpaintner's, which manages to be not only…

  • From the Editor's Desk: All Dogs Go to Heaven

    Filed under: Animation , Comedy , Family Films , From the Editor's Desk "You brought the f**king Pomeranian bowling?" "What do you mean brought it bowling, Dude? I didn't rent it shoes. I'm not buying it a f**king beer. He's not taking your f**king turn, Dude." …

  • Film Clips: What's Up, Docs?

    Filed under: Documentary , Awards , Sundance , Telluride , ThinkFilm , Fox Searchlight , Politics , Oscar Watch , Columns , Film Clips , Toronto International Film Festival , Cinematical Indie , AFI Dallas , Paramount Vantage The Toronto International Film Festival is over, we have a couple months…

  • Universal to Remake Italian Film 'La scorta'

    Filed under: Thrillers , Deals , Universal , Scripts & Screenwriting , Remakes and Sequels The last remake of Italian cinema I can think of was 2006's The Last Kiss -- and I don't think I was alone in my dislike of that particular flick. But, for most die-hard fans of international…

  • Eli Roth is No Fan of (Some) Film Critics

    Filed under: Horror , Celebrities and Controversy , Fandom , Newsstand Is it just me, or is arguing about 'torture porn' sooo 2006? But, it's not like horror director Eli Roth has ever been one to back away from a fight . Deadline Hollywood Daily tells us about a new post on Roth's…

  • Daily Closer: Hug It Out, Yankees; You're In The Playoffs

    OK, who looked more lifelike: Castro in his latest speech; bin Laden in his last taped address; or George Steinbrenner during Wednesday's Yankees game? They dusted off the long-dead owner, propped...

  • Take A Look: About Last Night ...

    What you missed while feeding your pet squid ... • MLB: The AL playoff field is completed, and hey, the Yankees made it! I lose several bets! • Basketball: Take that, Cuba! U.S. women...

  • Barry Bonds: Barry's Final San Francisco Goodbye

    Whether it's fair or not, there's only one baseball place on earth where Barry Bonds is beloved: AT&T Park in San Francisco. And tonight's the last night he'll ever be able to bask in that...

  • Who Needs Two?: Wait a minute ... a ticket scalper on a Segway? ...

    Wait a minute ... a ticket scalper on a Segway? What's next, handing out Chinese menus on a Hoveround scooter? [Joe Sports Fan, via SportsbyBrooks]

  • Pop Some Corn: To Watch Tonight

    What to watch as you scrape together some cash to buy the Magna Carta ... • MLB: Atlanta at Philadelphia. The Braves continue to entertain notions that they are still in the playoff hunt....

  • Dancing With The Stars - What a wave of emotions

    Wow. Talk about a range of emotions and a humbling experience. I was suprised at how I wasnt as nervous as I thought i would be during the day on Tues. I got a good nights sleep. I was excited, but not overwhelmed. I think a lot of it had to do with all of the guys hanging out together during the…

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