Steve Jobs' shadow lives on in tribute MacBook Pro laptops

In memory of Steve Jobs, laser-cutting outfit Uncover today announced the auction of three Steve Job tribute MacBook Pro laptops with the rear-illuminated Apple logo containing the silhouette of the late Apple co-founder. The design derives from Hong Kong artist Jonathan Mak, who created the symbolic image last year to honor the tech icon.

The bottom of the laptop also features an engraved Steve Jobs quote from 1995: … Read more

Uncov returns to heap scorn on tech companies

Uncov, which had a brief life as an anti-booster blog about tech start-ups from April 2007 to January 2008, reemerged this week with fresh content, the same you-all-suck style, and a new model for producing content. The timing is obviously right--with tech in free-fall, why not join the fray and kick it when it's down? Uncov can be a cathartic reading experience. Or it might just annoy you. I find it entertaining.

Uncov creator Ted Dziuba has a day job and says he doesn't have the time to produce the snark on a daily basis, so he's … Read more

Web 2.oh no

There's a new Web 2.0 reviews blog: Uncov. This one is different, though. It's nasty. The Uncov writers, apparently software developers, hate almost everything, including their paying clients. But their technical theories make their reviews a worthwhile counterpart to writeups you'll read here and elsewhere. It's fun to read how Meebo is contributing to global warming.

And I'll say this: Just knowing that there's a blog out there that exists solely to poke holes in Web apps reminds me how important it is to look at products in this market very critically. There … Read more