This week on DIggnation, Kevin and Alex present: 2 Douchebags with 40s Taped to Their Hands to cover the top Digg.com stories including Russian idiots set off fireworks in the bathtub, a student hides Rick Astley's song in his college paper, new skateboarding word record set at 80MPH, the most disgusting iPhone charger ever, and Apple's brand new OS X 10.7 with new features!
Guess what everybody, as you MAY have noticed, we've got ourselves the HP Envy 14 with HP Beats Audio ... style never SOUNDED this good. It's also powered by the Intel® Core™ i5 processor and is thin and light which means extreme performance you can take with you. The Intel core processor family is all about faster and smarter performance. The HP Envy 14 a private VIP support hotline with a dedicated help desk. And, HP is giving you a chance to win your own HP laptop with beats audio and an Intel core i5 processor. Send a Tweet to @Diggnation explaining why you deserve this awesome laptop with the hashtag #HPBeats!
Thanks again to Ford for sponsoring the show this week. We've been lucky enough to have this Fiesta all summer and Prager has been spotted driving it all over SF. The Fiesta has technology that would put many more expensive cars to shame: It comes loaded with technology...[each host mentions one of the things they like about the tech in Fiesta. We have not talked too much about the keyless entry but it's pretty cool that something like that comes in a car in this price range....it's pretty nice to walk up to your car with your hands full and not having to fumble for keys. And with push button start, your keys really never need to leave your pocket. Thanks again to Ford and the new Ford Fiesta, it's a pretty big deal!
Want a chance to win a new phone? How about $250,000? Nokia and AT&T have launched the $10M 2010 Calling All Innovators North America contest, challenging mobile app and game developers to create the next level of apps for consumers in the U.S. and Canada for the new Nokia N8 and Ovi Store (apps can be written in Nokia Qt SDK, Web Runtime including Adobe Flash Lite 4, java or Open GL). The contest will have two phases and winners will be selected by app performance in the Ovi store and a panel of judges. Winners will receive Nokia devices, cash prizes up to $250 and potentially even a $1mm marketing campaign for their app! Nokia gave us a couple of new Nokia N8's to play with...pretty sweet phone: HDMI out, 12mp camera and a USB port are just a few of the cool things about this little guy. Looks like Angry Birds is already available but there is a huge opportunity to develop games for Symbian. Along with the O/S and Ovi Store, the new Nokia Qt SDK brings the popular Qt Creator IDE from the desktop and embedded worlds to mobile developers, enabling them to build native apps for Symbian^3 devices like the New Nokia N8. Developers can submit their apps by January 28th to be involved.....thanks to Nokia for sponsoring the show today!
When Apple said "Back to the Mac," they meant it. The company was talking software this week at their mega event, with Mac OS X 10.7 being the star of the software show. Apple's calling the next major version of OS X "Lion," and while it will not ship to consumers until summer of 2011, it promises to be the most significant Apple OS yet. Developers are expected to start getting an early look sometime soon, and the added features are pretty impressive.
Mischo Erban shattered his own IGSA Downhill Skateboarding World Speed Record on Thursday, September 31, 2010 when he reached a speed of 130.08 km/h (80.83 mph) at a secret location in Colorado. This represents an astonishing increase of 13% over his previous record of 113.02 km/h (70.23 mph).
Want to lay eyes on the most disgusting iPhone charger you've ever seen in your life? Don't take my word for it, hit play on the video above and behold the Umbilical Cord iPhone Charger. Note how the cord pulsates and moves as the charger delivers nutrients, er, I mean power to your iPhone.