iPhone Saves Driver from a Ticket

Paul, a TUAW reader, was pulled over by a cop. When he was asked to show his proof of insurance, he realized that he had not updated the card in his car to the latest one. Not having a valid proof of insurance would cost him $200 and if you don't have cash, they take your license for bond.

Luckily Paul has and iPhone. He was quickly able to access the GEICO website and have them send him a .pdf of his current proof of insurance. He showed this to the officer who gladly accepted it.

If you think about it, the iPhone costs $200. If Paul had gotten this ticket, he would have lost $200 (or his license). Talk about a good investment (those are hard to find these days).

Just another reason to love your iPhone.

This is the End: Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps tried apparently tried to buy off this picture of him using a bong. Yep, I'm guessing this is the end of his swimming career. Here's the fun part though, the picture is questionable at best. He could have easily denied the charge instead of trying to buy off the picture. Oh well, this whole swimming thing was just a fad for the Olympics anyway. [News of the World]


Adobe's Shantanu Narayen, said that the reason why the iPhone does not have Flash yet is because the two sides, Apple and Adobe, are working together to bring out some sort of version that fits well. There were no details on the features, but Steve Jobs has previously said that Flash Lite is just not good enough for the iPhone. Narayen says that the ball is in Adobe's court and it's on them to deliver.

Now if only they could deliver sooner than later... that'd be great. But that's where Apple comes in. Apple would have to approve the app and it seems that many of the snags appear there. [Bloomberg via AppleInsider]

Moving US Airways Flight 1549

I was coming home from the gym this afternoon on Rt. 46 in New Jersey. All of a sudden, traffic on my side (eastbound) slows down, eventually coming to a stop. I look on the westbound side, and I see police motorcycles halting traffic coming onto 46. I look up and on the next ramp coming onto Rt 46 West. This is what I see.

You might not be able to see it very clearly, but if u look on the ramp there, you can see the a plane. First comes a massive motorcade of police officers. Once the flatbed is on the highway, it flies by.

I can barely get off a couple pictures on my iPhone. As you can see in this last picture, the plane was pretty much stripped down, cut off and gawkers (like myself) were taking pictures best we could.

I got an idea for the FAA. If you want to keep the location of your plane hidden, don't keep it uncovered. Put it inside a giant crate! Half a plane on a flat bed is a dead-on give away. It's 2009 for christ's sake!

Reports say that the plane was taken from Jersey City (440) to Rt 46 to Teterboro Airport.


Giggidy Giggidy, Giggidy Goo

Nike design inspired by Glen Quagmire from Family Guy. Aaalllll-riiiiiighhhht. [Kanye]

Super Bowl XLIII Ad: E-Trade Babies

Super Bowl XLIII Banned Ad from Ashley Madison

This is the Super Bowl ad that was banned by nbc, but will apparently be seen in a lot of cities around the country (not to mention computors worldwide). If you have the money to spend on getting an affair, go to ashleymadison.com.

New Batman Arkham Asylum Trailer...and Screen Shots

The more I see, the more I want to play. April? September? Who knows when it will come out. [Kotaku]

Blagojevich Game Coming to Your iPhone

A game, described as a "Illinois Governor trading game," is apparently on it's way for final approval from Apple's app store. The game, created by Pay2Play, gives players 30 days to pay back unions, make lots of money and skip town before you get impeached. It's dope wars based on Blago's life. Who says video games aren't realistic. [Kotaku]

Go Daddy Super Bowl XLIII Ad

Dogshit Keeps Kobe Tossing and Turning Late at Night

From Complex Magazine:

Talk to me about a private failure that wasn’t in the headlines, the thing that just keeps you up at night. Something people can relate to. Not necessarily a public thing, but a thing you twist and turn over.

Kobe Bryant: [Long pause] Dogshit? Like, I hate dogshit. I have a dog and I do not clean the crap outside. It’s a phobia. It drives me crazy. You wake up in the morning and you think, Damn, this big ol’ German shepherd probably just took a crap outside in the yard, and I gotta wake up and go pick it up. That is something that keeps me tossin’ and turnin’. Does that qualify?

I guess, but that’s not so bad. That’s just dogshit.

Kobe Bryant: I hate dogshit. I. HATE. DOGSHIT.

You’re a neat freak!

Kobe Bryant: Not necessarily. I just don’t like dogshit. But the thing that really keeps you up at night all the time, my wife as well, is our kids. It’s always you thinking, Are you raising ’em the right way? How are they doing?


Tim Tebow's Jackass Audition

Eagles' Defensive Coordinator Jim Johnson Has Skin Cancer

Jim Johnson, the defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles has
melanoma skin cancer that has metastasized to his spine according to

Now What!

Researchers at the University of Tokyo developed paint that blocks WiFi signals. Useful for people who don't want others stealing their wireless connection. [story and image via Crave]

Stephen Curry the Monster

I like the Mocs Coaches reaction. We missed a 2.5 footer and they make a 75 footer, and that's a 5 point swing. And THAT'S why they lost. Not because Stephen Curry leads the nation in scoring or anything. That one play defeated them.

NFL News

Martellus Bennet has been fined 1 game (about $22,000) by the Dallas Cowboys for his rap video that was posted on YouTube. No, it was not removed because he is a bad rapper, but because he takes shots at other players, including Dallas QB Tony Romo. The video has since been removed from YouTube. Hmmm... what's a word that rhymes with Romo? I bet that was a tough one to come up with. [Dallas Morning News]

Meanwhile Tony Romo is nailing Jessica Simpson. How's that for homo? But wait! Looks like Romo might be under Simpson's sheets,...but with another girl not named Jessica Simpson. According to an article in Star Magazine. After Jessica Simpson left town to do some promo work, in which she looks HUGE (not in any good way), Tony had a house party at 'his place.' Turned out that his place was actually Jessica's place (it was pretty obvious from the records on the walls). And while people were partying it up at Jessica's house, without Jessica there, Romo was supposedly having his own private party with a lady friend, again not named Jessica Simpson, upstairs. [SCP]

In news away from the mess that is the Dallas Cowboys, the Tamba Bay Buccaneers have hired Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinski as their offensive coordinator. If you remember, BC had told J.J. that if he went to interview with the Jets head coaching position, he would get fired. He did and they fired him. Now he has a job in the NFL and BC has replaced a coach that helped them get to muliple bowl games. Not to mention produced this years NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Matt Ryan. [ESPN]

It's My Music, I'll Do What I Want! [DRM Freedom]

You can now remove the DRM from your iTunes tracks individually for $.30 each. Before, you had to convert your entire collection all at once. This makes things oh so much easier.

NSFW Wobble for iPhone [Getting Ridiculous]

This is the preview for the Wobble iPhone application. Basically it makes any part of any picture "wobble." Undoubtedly, they is for boobs and butts. But Apple isn't having any of that. They asked the creators to remove any dirty language that would reference to the jiggling of boobs and butts.

So now, the app's description reads: "You can make (censored) and (censored) jiggle and bounce like real when you shake your phone." Which is dirtier than it actually is! [Gizmodo]

Cubed MP3 Player Rolls for Control

This is a gadget built from scratch from a guy named ChaN. It uses a three-axis accelerometer to help control playback, next track, previous track, volume control and pause/stop. It loads up Mp3s via SD card.

The above link shows how this guy made this thing. He should just go build them and sell them online in mass production. Judging purely from the video the sound quality is pretty damn good. [Gizmodo]

I Didn't Want to Know That

I know everyone wants to know everything about our new president, but this is just too much information. I wonder what sources this woman has. Pictures? Webcams?



The NFL Needs More Players Like Larry Fitzgerald

I know, pretty obvious statement, Fitzgerald is playing amazing, especially as of late. But, that's not why the NFL needs more players like him. It's his demeanor, attitude and will to win.

Today, he was asked if he would be willing to re-work his contract so that the Cardinals would keep Anquan Boldin. His response:

"Someone asked me a question if I would be willing to do something to help the team, and I said, 'No problem,'"

"This opportunity right here to be playing deep in the postseason, this is an amazing feeling. I'll do whatever it takes to get back to this point going forward in my career." [ESPN]

Whether or not Boldin will want to stay is another question all together. But the fact is that Larry Fitzgerald is a winner. Regardless of the outcome of this year's Superbowl, Fitzgerald is a winner in this league.

In the final drive of the NFC Championship Game, yeah, Fitz had some big catches, but what's more important is what happened after the catch. And I'm not talking about YAC. Fitzgerald was FIRED UP! And that intensity was contagious because after those catches by Fitz, Hightower was amped. The drive led to the game winning touchdown by Hightower, but make no mistake about it, without the fire of Larry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals would be back at home right now.

When you got players like Plaxico Burress, Adam "Pacman" Jones and Michael Vick you need special players to turn the image of the NFL around. Larry Fitzgerald is one of those players. He's a good guy and a great player that wants to win more than anything.

If Roger Goodell wants to turn around this image of NFL players who keep getting into trouble for doing stupid things off the field, he needs to promote the images of players like Fitzgerald. Like others have said, the NBA has LeBron James and Kevin Garnett, MLB has Derek Jeter, the NFL needs players (not teams necessarily) to be the face of the league. Larry Fitzgerald (along with others like Matt Ryan) can be that face.

Next Time Stick to the High Fives

Most Ticketed Cars

MSN money released this news regarding the cars most often pulled over and ticketed.

iShovel in Action

Okay, how is this thing not in mass production already? In fact not only should it be in mass production, but there should be larger models of it out. [iShovel via Gizmodo]

Oh! That's What They are For...

That makes sense! Here we are thinking we needed to protect our wiimotes from smashing into our TVs. Instead we should have been using them to protect our feet. [Kotaku]

Don't Be Surprised if You Don't get Mail on Saturdays Next Year

Come next year, we may stop receiving mail on Saturdays. According to this AP story, the Postmaster General wants to end the requirement for postal officials to deliver mail 6 days a week. Inevitably, Saturday would get cut. They are poor because to email and those ridiculously priced stamps.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Postmaster General John Potter says the massive deficits facing the post office could force the agency to cut out one day of mail delivery per week.

In testimony for a congressional panel Wednesday, Potter asked for an end to the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week.

Faced with dwindling mail volume and rising costs, the post office was $2.8 billion in the red last year.

That's One Way to Kick Them While They're Down

OUCH! [Gary Varvel]

Get Your Gmail Fix Without the Interwebs

Pretty useful for those times when you don't have any internet connection available but still want to work on your gmail files and google documents. [Google Blog]

PETA's Banned Super Bowl Ad

'Veggie Love': PETA's Banned Super Bowl Ad

Less than a week to go before the big game and PETA decides to release a ad that didn't make it. Wonder if the ads that did make it will be any better. [Gawker]

Such a Tough Phrase to Say

This isn't the first time either!

I can maybe understand one f-up, but twice? And both involve sexual innuendo! What a maroon. [Gawker]

House Shuts Down Senate Approved Bill for Digital TV

Sorry Granny, but it looks like you'll have to quickly set up your digital TV box because the House of Reps. just voted down the bill that was passed by the Senate to delay the countries switch from analog to digital. Looks like we are back to February 17th again.

Bill Clinton Wants to Tell Dirty Jokes Too!

Shelby to Tesla: BRING IT! [0-60 in 2.5]

The Shelby Aero EV tries to be the world's fastest electric car. If you're not happy with 0-60 in 2.5 seconds (3.9 for the Tesla Roadster), try 1,000 Horsepower, 800 lb/ft of torque for 208 max MPH. Oh yea and recharging the 150-220 mile battery, takes about 10 minutes (3.5 hours for the Tesla Roadster). Pull over for a snack or some Starbucks and you'll be ready to go. Production in June, tearing up the streets in 4Q. [Engadget]

iPhone Firmware 2.2.1 [Is It Even Worth Posting?]

The latest iPhone firmware update does little to nothing. Apparently it "improves stability in Safari." Woopty doo. [Engadget]

Resident Evil 5 Live-Action Viral Ads

This is the first live-action ad for Resident Evil 5 that came out a while ago.

Here's the second part that just came out today. [Kotaku]

Movie Trailers: Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (Trailer 2)

Here's the second trailer for the Chun-Li movie, it's BAAAAD, worse than the first one! I'm sure it will still be better than Dragonball. I still see no Thousand Leg Kicks except in the animation preview!

Another Kids Toy Praises Islam [Not Again!]

This is getting out of hand, talking fake babies saying "Islam is the light." First off babies in this age range CAN'T TALK! Toy makers are so unrealistic these days. Why is she playing the game? Isn't it for her kids? Ugh, first that stupid doll and now this stupid game. Hey lady, if you don't want this kind of propoganda, STOP BUYING STUPID TOYS FOR YOUR KIDS!


North Korea's Plan to Steal the Moon

The Onion, always hilarious. [story via gizmodo]


Speakers for Pervs [NSFW]

I wonder who would have this thing in their house. I wonder what dirty thoughts people think when they are plugging in their audio devices into that "slot". I'm also guessing that the outlet wire comes from the pooper. [Gizmodo]

Senate Approves Delay of Digital TV Conversion

The US Senate has approved the recommendation by President Barack Obama to delay the conversion date of digital TV for four months. The original date of conversion was February 17, 2009. I guess this lady will have some more time to get the digital thing down.

I don't see too many people happy about this, and definitly not the folks over at PBS. They say, delaying the digital TV transition for four months would cost public broadcasters $22 million.

How so?: PBS stations will face additional power costs, and in some cases make new arrangements, for sending over-the-air TV signals after mid-February, she said. The switchover date was meant to end the analog, or over-the-air, television signals.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! It's the Year of the Ox.

According to BBC:

Those born in the Year of the Ox are patient, speak little, and inspire confidence in others.

If you need honest, steady and unbiased advice, call on the Ox.

The downside is they can have fierce tempers and although they speak little, when they do they are quite eloquent.

Ox people are generally easy-going, but they can be very stubborn, and hate to fail or be opposed.

Oxen don't care to be pushed, especially since they think they're the good guys of the Chinese zodiac.

There is some truth to that theory, since the Ox is smart, trustworthy, caring and honourable.

What Oxen need most:
To overcome that judgmental streak and let others get closer.

Most compatible with: Snakes, Roosters, and Rats.

iPhone Outsells Blackberry Storm 5 to 1

RIM has successfully sold its 500,000 Blackberry Storm since its release on November 21st. Congradulations. Unfortunatly in that same time, there have been 2.4 Million iPhones sold according to Apple's the quarterly report that will be released on Wednesday. Let's not forget that there has been no new iPhone to come out in that span of time. RIM was bringing out the Storm to compete with a product that was out for 5 months already and still couldn't pull out a win.

Sigh. When will Rim and Verizon learn to stop putting out Beta products? The Blackberry Storm was released with buggy software that needed multiple firmware updates. It wasn't like the bugs small and unnoticeable either. They would cause crashes and cause severe lag. Not to mention that the phone isn't even as fast as other Blackberrys, such as the Bold. That vertical 2 letter per key keyboard is pretty annoying as well, but we know that a patch is on it's way to fix all that.

Here's the key, stop putting out crappy gadgets to meet deadlines. Offer some sort of simplicity and open up the product for everyone, not just businesses. They better pick this up fast because after the release of Android, you can bet Google is going to creep into the mix and RIM will have 2 competitors to worry about. [AppleInsider]

Joaquin Phoenix Rapping

There is really nothing more to say about this. [Kanye]

Dustin Pedroia's Brother Allegedly likes Them Young.

Pedroia's brother, 29-year-old Brett, was arrest on charges of child molestation. He allegedly had "oral copulation" and performed "lewd acts" with a kid under the age of 14. Brett turned himself in back on January 9th and was released on $50,000 bail.

What's worse is that the Pedroia family is like royalty in their town of Woodland, CA (a suburb of Sacramento). Every time Dustin does something good, this writer says, the town pretty much throws a parade for him. I guess Brett is the Black Sheep of the family. [TheSportingBlog]

Beware of the Bikers

This new gadget lets you attach a knife (key?)-like object into your handlebars. Anyone who tries to swipe you, will get a taste of their own medicine. [therecordplayer]

Idiot Kills His Estranged Wife for Changing Status to 'Single' on Facebook

Edward Richardon was convicted to a life sentence in prison for fatally stabbing his estranged wife, Sarah Richardson, after she changed her facebook profile to 'Single' from 'Married.'

Spouses be afraid!

This guy is a total wack job if my first reaction. But later...

"This is the third U.K.-based Facebook murder story to happen in the past year."

So maybe it's just people in U.K.

Either way, stop killing people based on facebook. And heck, even if you did because that was the last straw in a string of events, don't make that your stupid excuse. Stop blaming facebook for your marital problems and hadle them like a human being instead of killing people. [Computer Weekly]

This is Why Almost No One Wears Converse in the NBA

They basically opened the flood gates for Nike and MJ.[Deadspin]

I'm sure Dwayne Wade is a fan of this commercial from 1986.

Another Reality for For Another Cowboys Wide Receiver

What kind of TV show do you give a guy who is all about himself? Oh of course a reality show about his own life!

About a week after we heard about Michael Irvin getting a reality show, we now hear that Terrell Owens is getting his own reality show.

DALLAS (AP) -- Terrell Owens hopes to score with a new cable reality show.

The Dallas Cowboys' controversial wide receiver will star in his own show on VH1 this summer, giving fans a look into his life off the field.

VH1 announced Monday that the series takes place in the offseason, and T.O.'s best friends and publicists -- Monique Jackson and Kita Williams -- will help him re-examine his personal life. The two will work as ``matchmakers and therapists'' for Owens.

Owens, who caught 69 passes for 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, was prominently featured on HBO's ``Hard Knocks'' that tracked the Cowboys in training camp last year.

It's as if we don't know enough about TO already, we need to watch his daily life now. Great.

Blue Devils Top NCAA Rankings

Duke topped Wake Forest this week in NCAA Men's rankings with UConn at 2, Pitt at 3, Oklahoma came in 4th in the AP poll (5 in USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll) and North Carolina was 5 in the AP Poll, but fell to 6 in USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. Wake Forest lost their first game which dropped them all the way to 6 in the AP Poll, 5 in USA Today/ESPN.

Andy Pettitte Signs with the Yankees

Andy Pettitte signed a contract with the Yankees with under 3 weeks til Spring training.

IE 8 Now Available

I don't know who or why anyone would want it, but Internet Explorer 8's first version is now available. Let's face it, it's the most popular browser available and still the worst one. [Image from Lifehacker]


Eddy Curry's Son May Have Witnessed His Mother's Fatal Shooting

According to sources in Chicago, Eddy Curry's young son saw his mother and his 9-month-old baby-sister being murdered in a Chicago apartment on Saturday.

Curry's former girlfriend Nova Henry, 24, was fatally shot on the scene along with her infant daughter. Curry's 3-year-old son was found unharmed.

Henry had claimed that the murdered girl was also Curry's daughter, but he has denied being the father.

According to Chicago Police, the killer may have been a known acquaintance. They say Henry had a boyfriend who she had filed a restraining order against.

There is no word if any suspects are being questioned at this time.

According to the New York Daily News, sources close to Curry say the Knick's Center cried when he found out after the team's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday night.

Autopsies are set to be performed Sunday.

It's been a tough month for Eddy Curry. Less than a month ago, he was sued for sexual harassment and racial discrimination and now this. Not to mention the fact that he has barely seen any playing time this season after coming into training camp overweight and out of shape which led to his knee injury.

Back in 2007, Curry and his wife were tied up at gun point while their Chicago house was robbed.

The New York Daily News Knicks beat writer Frank Isola says this may very well lead to the end of Eddy Curry's career despite the fact that he is well-liked by his teammates.

Mario's Ho has been Kidnapped!

Here's the ransom note. That Princess Peach needs some self defense classes or something so she can stop getting kidnapped. Have fun recognizing where all the letters come from. Tell Mario all his coins are belong to us. [Kotaku]

Snake in My Pants

Solid Snake artwork is pretty awesome but getting a tattoo of Snake on your gut takes some balls. First off, its HUGE, second, what if you get fat and wrinkly? All that awesome artwork will go to waste. Better stay in shape and don't forget the Botox! [Kotaku]


Dinner and a movie at its finest, a Wall-E grilled cheese sandwich. What? No hard boiled Eva eggs?

This has to be Tough

This is Gail Miller. You probably don't know her. She is the wife of Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller. Larry, is in the hospital after having both of his lower legs amputated after complications of type 2 diabetes. Gail was sitting next to her husband's empty seat yesterday when the Cavs came into Utah.

As if that isn't bad enough, LeBron James came to town. In a near triple-double performance, James had 33 points, 14 boards and 9 assists. Cavs won 102-97.

Hope to see that seat filled soon.


Mike Shanahan Close to a Deal with the Chiefs?

Shortly after finding out that Herm Edwards got the boot from Kansas City, the Chiefs look to be close to a deal with Mike Shanahan. [ESPN]

...and Another One Bites the Dust!

And another one gone, and another one gone, and another one bites the dust. The Kansas City Chiefs have fired head coach Herm Edwards. I wonder why?

Not to mention the lack of respect from your own players.

...oh yea and going 2-14 might have something to do with it as well. Tony Gonzalez, get out!!!!

WTF Did He Just Say?

Is it me or does every new word coming out of this guys mouth sound dumber than the last? Here's a short transcript of what he said ON NATIONAL TELEVISION!

"[Under state Senate rules] if the cowboy charged with stealing a horse was charged with doing that in town, but in fact on the date and time that he apparently stole the horse in town he was on the ranch with six other cowboys, herdin' cattle and ropin' steers, and then he expects that when his day comes to go to court he can bring those six cowboys to say it wasn't him 'cause he wasn't in town he was on the ranch herdin' cattle, even if he could bring those cowboys into say that, under these rules, under 8B, it wouldn't matter."

Doesn't he have a lawyer? Isn't that what lawyers are for? To talk for you because you are too stupid to do it yourself? No Blago, they are not hanging you! You are hanging yourself and your mouth is the noose! [CBS]

Couric Swipes Pilot Away from Her Former Co-Host

What's worse than losing the chance to be the first person to interview heroes pilot Chesley Sullenberger? Losing the chance to your former co-host. After Matt Lauer lost the chance to be the first to interview Sully on the Today Show, word came out today that the first interview is now set for February 8. Except, it will be with Katie Couric and will air on 60 Minutes.

Movie Trailers: Franklyn

"Tonight, I'm going to kill a man."

You can't go wrong with that tag line.

30 Most Broadband Connected Cities

Forbes released its list of 30 most broadband connected cities. Here's a glimpse:

1. Seattle
2. Atlanta
3. Washington, D.C.
4. Orlando, Fla.
5. Boston, Mass.
6. Miami, Fla.
7. Minneapolis, Minn.
8. Denver, Colo.
9. New York, N.Y.
10. Baltimore, Md.

Seattle may be the worst place in America for sports, but I guess it's got the most high speed connections. What the hell New York? How are you all the way at 9? Step it up! Check out the rest of the list at Forbes.