No, I am not talking about the Dove Shack from the LBC,  I am talking about Radio Shack!  The company has decided in their infinite wisdom to drop the antiquated “radio” from their name and simply be referred to as “The Shack.”  Yeah, that doesn’t sound antiquated at all, right!?

Just to prove that they are not antiquated, they are setting up two huge (14ft x 17ft) laptops in Justin Hermann Plaza, San Francisco and in Times Square, New York for three days.  The laptops will deliver bi-coastal images to each other via live webcam.  Becuase nothing says “leading edge” than 10-year-old webcam technology, right!?  The laptop event will be setup from Thursday, August 6th through Saturday, August 8th.

I may go to Justin Hermann Plaza tomorrow during my lunch break to see hilarity ensue as kids “wave” at each other from San Francisco to New York using a huge live webcams.  I wonder how many middle fingers we will see?  Just sayin’.

No news as to when the website and stores will be completely re-branded.  They will have to lose the “R” logo that looks like the registered symbol to make this all happen.  Stay tuned.

Hackers found that SF “smart” parking meters are not so smart.  They totally own the SFMTA parking meters right now and gave a detailed presentation at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas explaining their methods.  They didn’t give away the code to defraud the SFMTA in their presentation, but these guys are totally parking for free right now.  I am jealous.

GE scientists have figured out how to fit 500GB in a DVD sized holographic disc!

GM and Segway introduced a new two-wheeled vehicle yesterday, a big ass two-person Segway.  According to news reports, this new vehicle is supposed to revolutionize urban travel. You know, like the original Segway did several years ago. What!? You don’t have a personal Segway for short trips around town? Well, clearly you do not work at Google. Anyway, the chances of people choosing this vehicle over walking, a gas powered scooter, or even a new electric scooter is ridiculous. It’s good to know that GM is spending stimulus money on publicity stunts.

A 13-year-old girl in Orange County sent 14,528 text messages in a single month! It was such a large and obscene number that her dad initially thought it was an error of some sort.  He then busted out the calculator.

“Assuming my daughter slept an average of eight hours during the billing period (she usually sleeps more), that works out to 484 text messages a day — or a text message every two minutes she was awake” said her father.

Luckily, the family had unlimited text messaging.  Otherwise at 20 cents each, the girl’s text messages would have totaled $2,905.60. I don’t have kids but can totally picture myself killing my daughter if I were to see a phone bill for that amount.  Crazy.