Items tagged with Conan

Apple finally responded to complaints that its giant sized iPhone 6 Plus is having trouble staying firm, saying the problem is an "extremely rare" one (that excuse never works, btw) and that only nine customers have complained to the company about it so far. That might be true, but given the widespread media attention the device's bendable body has received, it was only a matter of time before comedians starting cracking jokes. One of the first is Conan O'Brien, and if you have even a slightly dirty mind (who doesn't?), you're going to love his latest skit. The skit lasts a mere 30 seconds, which... Read more...
Google's venturing into uncharted territory with its Glass initiative, and that can be a scary thing for some people. The topic of privacy is perhaps the biggest talking point when it comes to Google Glass, but as some comedy skits have demonstrated, there's some potential for things to go sideways -- very sideways -- when meshing augmented reality with artificial intelligence. A 2min 30sec skit that appeared on Conan shows the depressing side of Google Glass. It features a guy who lives at home and spends his Saturday evenings having dinner with his mother. He's a recluse, a fact that Google Glass... Read more...
Conan O’Brien is developing a taste for tech-based humor, and on tonight’s show he (gently) sent up iOS 7. Today of course is the day that Apple’s latest major overhaul to its mobile operating is available for public download, and Conan decided to update his iPhone on the air, against the advice of his faithful sidekick, Andy. “You should really be careful, because the new updates can frequently be very buggy,” warned Andy. The man is a prophet. Here’s what happened: Maybe the problem was that Conan wasn’t using an iPhone 5 (what generation is that thing,... Read more...
As Conan O'Brien so frequently does, he's selected yet another new technology to poke fun of on his late-night comedy show. The latest victim? None other than Google's Glass. While the product has been inching its way from developer to mainstream, most recently in a spiffy new commercial that shows off some of its features, it seems that Google has yet another product that may be far closer to becoming a hit. Or, a sit. According to Conan's latest parody, "Google Ass" is a product that you "stick on your butt" in order to record anything and everything that happens directly underneath or behind... Read more...
In a long, rambling, and entertaining blog post, the Halo team announced a launch date for Halo 4 (er, wouldn’t that actually be Halo 8?). November 6th, 2012 is the big day when the game launches worldwide, and it marks the beginning of a new trilogy in the Halo series. The date was not chosen by accident. According to the post: November 6 is an important date in Halo’s vast and fascinating history. For the uninitiated, that was the day the Master Chief found a weapon, a parched Grunt stumbled upon the starship, and Staff Sergeant Avery Junior Johnson discovered the answer to one of... Read more...
Intel Teams Up Again with Conan O'BrienNBC Integrates Intel's 'Sponsors of Tomorrow' Campaign On-Air and Online SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 24, 2009 – Intel Corporation will again be the subject of some good-humored laughs with Conan O'Brien, having signed on as a sponsor of "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," which launched under its new host on June 1. Following up on O'Brien's successful 2007 visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, which was underwritten by Intel, this partnership leverages O'Brien's unique ability to humorously convey to his viewers Intel's unique personality, cutting-edge technology... Read more...
Judging by subscription numbers, it seems that Blizzard’s World of Warcraft shows no signs of slowing down.   It has dominated the market, and until recently seemed as if it would never face a real challenger. Then the Age of Conan came about and sold more than 400,000 copies in its first week. “The initial sales and reviews are very encouraging, and it’s great to see that so many are enjoying Age of Conan,” said Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas.  “This is just the beginning, and we already look forward to massive updates and cool new features.  We believe our focus on making Conan unique... Read more...