Gotta love the Onion. Just this headline is epic:
Man Taking Photo With iPad Oblivious To How Badass He Looks
As you can imagine, the article continues in that vein, and is a short but hilarious read. It’s got some Not Safe for Work language, so be careful about where you open the link – but do check it out at the Onion for a good iPad related laugh.
Great news, via The Onion:
In what tech giant Apple is calling a “major leap forward” for one of its most beloved products, the company announced Tuesday it would begin selling a new version of its popular iPad tablet with an extra attached storage drawer… “With slick ball-bearing slides and an ultra-light frame, the 4D can easily carry photographs, pens, calculators, legal pads, iPhones, and other personal belongings. Life just got a whole lot better, iPad users.”
Clearly a feature that will give the iPad a new competitive edge over all those copycat rival tablets. :)
Jonny Five and his pals are back at it with a Banned iPad mini promo video. Written by John Elerick, who also plays Jonny Five, it’s another fun spoof of Apple’s promo videos generally shown at their special events announcing new products.
I love the sad, frustrated Senior VP of Cameras.
Typically great stuff from Joy of Tech. Perfect if you’ve run short of ways to let everyone know you have the new iPad. Check out the full-size image at Joy of Tech:
I never tire of talking about what an amazing and versatile device the iPad is. It can be put to use for just about anything you can think of, especially given the 200,000 apps now available for it.
Here’s one use I’m not so sure about recommending though – the iPad as wristwatch. CNET’s Amanda Kooser gave it a try following a PR pitch that lead with this title:
"Tech designer unveils world’s first iPad wristwatch."
It seems like she wasn’t convinced by the concept. :)
Very good stuff, as ever from Joy of Tech. See the full image, with more facts, here:
Ah yes – a little geeky Christmas dreaming: ‘I’m Dreaming of a New iPad’ to the tune of I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas. Here are the lyrics:
I’m dreaming of a new — iPad
So I can play – some Angry Birds
It will tr- avel with me
And might just – get me Kicked off,
a plane for Friends With Words
I’m dreaming of a new — iPad
So I don’t have — to look alone
When I wait in line, at a store… —
All the nerds will
Know I’m still hardcore
I’m dreaming of a new — iPad
And I can’t wait for iPad 3
Come on, Apple, please hear, my cry…
Cuz’ a new, iPad,
I want to buy.
TUAW provide some further details on the song:
To get you in the holiday mood, consumer electronics shopping siteRetrevo.com has come up with a few tech-related "Nerd Carols" for your listening pleasure. The lyrics were written by Retrevo Director of PR and Social Media Jennifer Jacobson (AKA Retrevo’s Resident Poet), and put to the tune of some holiday standards. The multi-talented Jennifer also sings!
An iPad 2 has been killed by ‘testing’ it in lava at an active volcano, and the murderers have posted a video of the gruesome killing taking place.
Zoogue, makers of iPad 2 cases, traveled to Hawaii to commit their grisly act. You can see the full, gory, video at Winextra – it is not for the faint of heart.
I wonder which case Zoogue recommend for your iPad 2 when it’s a smoldering pile of ashes.
Ladies hats are always outrageous at Royal Ascot in Britain each year, but this one may take some beating.
I’m not sure how the green feathers plumage stuff ties in with the iPad, but I hope she’s got apps running that show the latest odds for the day’s races.
Spotted via: iPadeology
Marvelous. Being able to poor milk over people remotely via the iPad is one heck of a nice new feature.
Just in case you haven’t seen this one over the weekend.
I bet lots of you were worried that with all the current iPad 2 stock shortages, there just wouldn’t be a way to find a ridiculous, modified one that you could blow 8 million dollars on. Have no fear though, the folks at Stuart Hughes have got you covered on this one. They’re offering a strikingly ugly model featuring gratuitous amounts of encrusting of diamonds, gold, and some sort of stone from Canada that’s 75 million years old. Oh, and of course 57 grams of bone from a Tyrannosaurus Rex – just as Jonathan Ive always envisioned.
It’s called the iPad 2 Gold History Edition, and here’s a portion of the Stuart Hughes’ site description of it:
Uniquely designed and crafted by Stuart Hughes
Undoubtably the world’s most unique gadget is the Ipad 2 Gold History Edition. Encrusted with 12.5 cts of ‘I’F’ Flawless diamonds, a magnificent total of 53 individually set sparkling gems dwell beautifully in solid 24ct Apple logo with rear section formed again in 24ct gold weighing an immense 2,000 grams. The unrivalled imagination towards the craftmanship of the iapd is down to its main front frame which is made from the oldest rock the world has to offer in the form of Ammolite , sourced from Canada this stone is over 75 million years old. However to make this masterpiece even more individual, sections of a 65 million year old T-REX Dinosaur’s thigh bone was splintered and then shaved into the Ammolite , then finished off with ultimate jewel , as single cut 8.5ct flawless diamond inlaid in its own platinum surround with 12 outer flawless diamonds. A magnificent combination of top of the industry technology and unique thought were involved in creating this piece of History !. Material spec, 16.5 ct diamonds & 8.5ct single diamond, 57 grams of T-REX bone, 750 grams of Ammolite stone and 2000 grams of solid 24ct Gold. This item is of a limited edition of only 2 units to be made. You can also find other variations of this atwww.goldstriker.co.uk
Price – £5,000,000.00
Nothing says fine craftsmanship like product descriptions riddled with comical misspellings. ‘Undoubtably’ is undoubtedly not a word, iPad starts with a lowercase ‘i’ (for f*** sake, they could at least get that right), ‘iapd’ is also not a word but is a lovely butchering of iPad.
I think I’m going to hold off on this one for now and wait for the Charlie Sheen tiger blood and warlock hair model. I’m betting that beauty will come in at a markdown price of under $7 million.
Spotted Via: MacStories