Earlier this year in a now-infamous story, Gizmodo editor Jason Chen got his hands on the next iPhone months before its scheduled release. Rumors flew wildly around the Internet about where it came from as the story was revealed piece by piece in a saga dramatic enough to become a movie.Now, the search warrant previously issued for Chen's home has been revoked. A California district attorney withdrew the warrant upon agreement with Chen's lawyer that he would voluntarily provide any information the state was looking for in its seizure of his computers, phones, and other devices. As soon as the information on the devices is verified, Chen will (finally) have his property returned. It was taken away by authorities in April, after the search warrant in question was issued. While the investigation is still far from over, the Gizmodo editor should be able to breathe a little easier knowing there's no longer a valid search warrant hanging over his head.
Shows like Beauty and the Geek give male geeks a bad rep. I have news for you folks, not all geeks think pocket-protectors and worn corduroy pants are trendy. In fact, I know plenty of fellas that showcase the very best of geekiness: smarts, passion, chic clothing, success in their field and the ability to program your TiVo, computer or Blackberry when you’re not in the mood. In an effort to celebrate this month of love, I have put together a series of interviews with some of the most interesting geeky guys out there to prove that geeks are just as lovable as A-list actors.
When it comes to guy gadget sites, Gizmodo.com has earned a reputation as a go-to source for all things geeky - combining breaking news, gadget reviews and a saucy grown-up nerd attitude you can’t help but love. The site’s cool content and buzz is created by a team of geeks that are dedicated to keeping the rest of the world updated on the inner-workings of the gizmo world around the clock and not afraid to admit how many hours they spend playing Xbox or cruising the internet. Among these fearless techie leaders is Jason "JC" Chen, a technology writer/associate editor for the site, who is known to make a "Wii in my pants" joke now and again. While Jason is happily attached, he agreed to share some of his secrets with us. To find out what makes Jason such an alluring geek, read more