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Tanked Episode 88 for Tuesday Jan. 12, 2010


- Beer


Light Touch brings color touchscreen to any surface

Light Blue Optics unveiled the Light Touch interactive projector at CES this week.  The Light Touch

displays a color projection to any surface that can then be interacted with.  Not unlike I-Tech's Virtual

Laser Keyboard, the Light Touch allowed for clicking, typing, even scrolling and dragging on it's laser

projected images.  The Light Touch is powered by Windows CE and is currently seeking OEM interest.


uPrint plus 3D printer gets on Hiller's want list


uPrint unveiled a larger and more efficient line of their 3D printers at CES this week.  The uPrint Plus

is 33% bigger, has a build envelop of 8x8x6 inches, is 69% faster and 40% more effcient on materials

than its predecessor.  Print materials come in 8 colors.  Those of you that are already prepping up their

3D models and wallets should brace yourself as the printer cost $20,000.  Looks like it's back to Super

Sculpey for me.


gizmodo    demonstration video



Lenovo IdeaPad U1Hybrid

The IdeaPad U1 Hybrid looks like a regular laptop, and with a rounded aesthetic and a red
shimmery paint job. Under the lid there's chiclet-style keyboard
surrounded by a fun rubberized palmrest with integrated touchpad. When docked, the
U1 looks and feels like any other snazzed-up laptop, with an Intel CULV processor and
a 128GB SSD running Windows 7 Home Premium. You actually wouldn't know there's
slate hiding in there -- until you pull it out and watch it switch to Lenovo's Skylight UI.
The Slate portion runs the same Skylight OS on a similar Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU
The Gui is built around a six-panel interface, which can be customized with email,
calendar, RSS, and social media widgets, and there's a second four-panel screen with
image, music, video, and e-reader widgets that's especially finger friendly.

The tablet also turns into a pretty good e-reader using the accelerometer.

The Invisable OLED Laptop
Visit the link for the cool picture. It's The Future!

Roxxxy brings brains to the sex doll market
Personality plus ... Roxxxy with her inventor, Douglas Hines. (FUN!) have introduced the most exciting electronic device this year, and it
wasn't even at CES!  Roxxxy the sex robot debuted at the Adult Entertainment Expo (which runs 
alongside CES in Vegas) and brings multiple personalities to the sex robot biz.  Along with looking
like a beat down Shannon Doherty (don't worry, she can be made to order) Roxxxy comes equipped
with the following personailities:  Mature Martha, S&M Susan, Young version, Frigid Farah (apparently
holds the same job as Martha) and a fifth one that for some reason wasn't mentioned.  With enhanced
sensors to figure out when you've climaxed and volume control Roxxxy is sure to be a great stocking
stuffer for next year!  Roxxxy runs $7k - $9k.
NBC plans on resetting Leno/O'Brien timeslots 
No matter who you are, you probably thought that NBC moving Jay Leno to 10:00 was a bad move even
though we all got Conan O'Brien as the late night host of The Tonight Show.  Well NBC is now prepared to
make an even worse decision by shifting Leno's timeslot back to late night in a new half-hour show that
would appear after the news and pushing Conan back to 12:05am.  Conan has not been silent on the subject
(he has been making numerous jokes about it on the show all week) and issued a statement today saying
(amongst other things) that he is not willing to go along with NBCs timeslot revisions.  If negotiations with
NBC fall through there is always the possibility of seeing the Pale One on another network.  Ball is in your
court NBC.

Call Ric
Toby and Sam Quit Spiderman 4



Tobey Maguire and filmmaker Sam Raimi have quit Spiderman 4 over a reported script issue.
Just last week (ends08Jan10), a Columbia studios source revealed the sequel had been put on

hold indefinitely due to script problems. And now Daily Variety reports the film's star and director

have departed the project, and Columbia executives are planning to make a prequel about

Spider-Man's alter-ego, Peter Parker, as a teenager instead.


The plan is to reboot the Spider-Man franchise entirely, in much the same way that Christopher

Nolan scrapped Batman's film history to start fresh with "Batman Begins." Sony had intended all

along to reboot Spidey after the fourth installment and already had a script from "Zodiac" scribe

James Vanderbilt in hand, according to Entertainment Weekly. Vanderbilt's story is said to be a

grittier, more contemporary retelling of Spider-Man's origins. But when Sony and director Sam Rami

couldn't agree on villains for the next picture, the studio decided to push up the reboot.
A-Team trailer debuts...again.
Several leaks were taken down earlier in the week but now Yahoo has the goods.
Check it out!


Prostitute fined $820,000 for unpaid tax


WARSAW (Reuters) –

Poland's tax office has levied a fine of 

($820,000 u.s.) on an unemployed woman for failing to pay tax

on income worth at least 13.7 million zlotys she said

she had earned as a prostitute.

The woman told the tax office in the southern city of Katowice

that she had very "generous" customers,

the website, which is linked to

leading Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza, reported Tuesday.

One of her clients paid the woman 5 million zlotys during

the 1997-2002 period, she was quoted as saying.

The website gave no further details.

Wife allegedly changes wires on saw to shock hubby

OLYMPIA, Wash. –

Court papers allege that an Olympia woman,

angry that her husband left her,

tampered with his power tools

so that he received a powerful electric shock.

Carolyn Paulsen-Riat was booked Friday

into the Thurston County Jail for investigation

of third-degree assault, domestic violence,

and second-degree malicious mischief.

A judge released the 33-year-old woman on her own recognizance.

The Olympian newspaper reported that court documents

said that on Jan. 1,

the man was using a 220-volt table saw when he received the shock,

knocking him to the ground.

Thurston County sheriff's deputies said the man did not need to go to a hospital.

In the documents,

deputies said the woman told them she had

reversed the wires on his power tools because she was angry he was leaving.


Hundreds strip in NYC for no-pants subway ride

 People gather in a subway station during the 9th annual


Hundreds of New Yorkers have been riding

the city's subway trains in their underwear.

They stripped down to their undies on Sunday

for the ninth annual No Pants Subway Ride.

The idea is to act like nothing unusual is going on.

Participants met up at six locations throughout the city.

They formed groups and dispersed to subway stations to catch trains.

Once inside the subway cars,

they began calmly removing their pants and folding them up.

Most people read magazines or chatted with their companions like any other strangers.

The event started in 2002 with just seven people. It has spread to other cities.

The stunt is organized by Improv Everywhere,

a group that says its mission is to cause "scenes of chaos and joy in public places."