Mantenna - Tuesday, July 13

July 13, 2010

The Florida Gators get into hot water over Facebook, the U.S. government vows justice for Roman Polanski, and Apple users continue to get headaches from the iPhone's the Mantenna!

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Florida Gators Need to Learn How to Cheat Better

The Florida Gators are one of the top football programs in the country. Conversely, they are not one of the top social media stalkers in southern Florida. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that a Gators assistant coach posted improper benefits/statements to a college football recruit on his Facebook wall. Apparently, he didn’t realize that everyone would see it. In all fairness, Facebook is really hard to figure out. [Orlando Sentinel]

Chicago Breakups are a Little Rough

A Chicago-area woman decided that the best way to end things with her boyfriend would be to douse him with gasoline and set him on fire. She is currently being charged with arson, attempted murder, and heinous battery. Her status as the world’s best girlfriend is also reportedly being challenged. [Chicago Breaking News]

United States Wants Roman Polanski Preferably Alive (But Dead is Good Too)

Over 30 years after avoiding jail for sexing up a 13-year-old girl, Roman Polanski has still not returned to American soil to face his sentence. This seems to displease American authorities. According to the Associated Press "The United States believes that the rape of a 13-year-old child by an adult is a crime, and we continue to pursue justice in this case," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said. He added that they will never give up on the case until justice is served. Polanski was unavailable for both comment and extradition. [AP]

The iPhone 4 is Broken, Oh Wait

It seems that this story simply won’t go away. If you’ve been living in a tent in the Appalachian Mountains then you may not know, but otherwise you’re likely aware that the latest iPhone has been accused of having a faulty antenna. Some say that if you hold it in your left hand the reception will drop. Some say, “I have betrothed my first born to Apple and it works fine.” With all the mixed signals (see what we did there) around the Interwebz, Engadget decided to write its thousandth article about it. This time, they went around the editorial staff to see how many people were having issues. And guess what? Some had faulty antennas and some didn’t. The debate goes on, but one thing we can definitely promise is that the Mantenna is not faulty. [Engadget]

Gary Numan Plays Cars with Cars

In one of the more creative advertisements we’ve seen in quite some time, Diehard Batteries commissioned electro pop pioneer Gary Numan (and his only memorable track) to demonstrate the power of their cells. Using vehicle horns and a keyboard, Numan fingers through his classic song. We don’t want to ruin it all for you, so have a look for yourself. [YouTube]

Microsoft Kinect Gets Priced?

If you’re living in a tent with that dude in the Appalachian Mountains then you may not have heard about Kinect. It’s basically Microsoft’s version of the Nintendo Wii with no controllers. Microsoft has been coy on the pricing for what amounts to a camera that sits on your TV stand. Even to the point where it denied the price of $150 after it was listed on Microsoft’s official online store at that cost. Now Wal-Mart has jumped on the bandwagon by releasing prices for a Kinect bundle. And sure enough, the retail giant has the price pegged at $150, with another $50 of extra crap tacked on. So, it appears that for $199 for the base Xbox 360, and another $150 for Kinect, you can get the same gaming experience you’ve had on the Wii for years now, which is currently on sale for $199. Good luck Microsoft. [Kotaku]

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Monday, July 12

Friday, July 9

Thursday, July 8

Wednesday, July 7

Tuesday, July 6

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