American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation


It’s been a good long while since we have had really ridiculous product to mock discuss here.
Today though is just a jackpot of a day where we have come across not one, but two totally different products worthy of being called out for this distinction.
First up we have Phone Fingers. “What’s a Phone Finger?” you [...]

Don’t Call Me

Remember about 5 years ago when everyone was all abuzz about the new “Do Not Call ” Registry? You signed up and it prevented telemarketers from getting your information and calling you. Great idea, and for the most part it worked. If you are still receiving what you believe to be are telemarketer calls, well [...]

Phoning it in

CNET News has some good News for us.
Apparently the big 5 cell phone manufacturers (Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and LG) have decided to nix all of their previous phone chargers and agreed to go with a universal micro-USB charger for all of their future phones.
This is good-ish news. This means that in the future [...]


Have you ever found yourself lost in the woods, scrounging for food and forced to make a life or death decision on weather you think that mushroom there is poisonous or not?
Well then maybe you won’t find this too useful- But for other adventurers out there, Austrian scientists have developed a software program for cell [...]

Forceps, Scalpel and Cell Phone

When there is a blackout, you’d like to think that places like hospitals, with their emergency rooms and operating rooms and life support systems would have working back-up generators, so, you know, in case of anything like loosing all power, there would be a back up for it.
Well, as it turns out there is a [...]

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