Saturday, April 24, 2010
Woman begins experiments with Mobius music box
Woman begins experiments with Mobius music box. Click here to listen.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wonderful world of early computing
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The strange future of avatars and virtual world
The strange future of avatars and virtual worlds. "With each generation of avatar, they will become more life-like, growing in realism, pressing the limits of autonomy as we become more and more reliant on them for experiencing the world."
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Beautiful and transcendent long-exposure photos
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Tiny cities made of crystal
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Brilliant Spiral Sink
Thursday, March 19, 2009
8 Brilliant Scientific Screw-ups.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Top-Secret Aircrafts Mistaken for UFOs.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Perpetual motion machines
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Strategy games may help conquer aging
Monday, November 10, 2008
What is a "sideways bike"?
Friday, October 03, 2008
Recent strange and wonderful fashions
Friday, September 12, 2008
Reserve a spot in heaven
Friday, August 15, 2008
Humans helping computers helping humans
Monday, July 14, 2008
The Remember Ring
Monday, June 16, 2008
Will your next computer setup look like this?
Friday, May 16, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Cool Gadgets - The Digital Video Brush
Friday, March 07, 2008
Planetary-Scale Views on an Instant-Messaging Network
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Ultimate office setup
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Fake gadgets deliver shocking consequences
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Man unleashes 3D desktops to all
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
China to Record Entire Population
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
High voltage piles
Sunday, August 12, 2007
50 terabyte flash drive made of bug protein
Saturday, July 07, 2007
"The Computer Tree"
Click here to see magnificent magnification.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Photosynth: Impressive technology demo
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Nothing is On Sale
Thursday, April 12, 2007
A Special Look at Virtual Universes
Eureka Dejavu, conjured by award-winning investigative photojournalist Rita J. King, explores the virtual world Second Life to see if/how one reality mirrors another...and what it means.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Weird Bass Guitar Collection
Man assembles photo collection of the world's weirdest bass guitars.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Computer in Wall Socket
The first computer that resides in your wall-socket. It offers a 500-MHz AMD RISC CPU, 128MB of memory, 64MB of Flash memory, and a VGA connector. The JackPC runs Windows CE and is priced at just $392.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
JLr7: Watch From Another Planet?
Here's another one of those cryptic watches that make you guess what time it is, the JLr7 by e35 whose little J and L-shaped LEDs seem to light up at random. Even its name seems arbitrary, but check out the top row of LEDs and you'll see: JLr7. How does it work? The first three rows of lights show the hours in a 12-hour format, the fourth displays quarter hours and the rest of the rows show minutes and seconds.
Friday, December 08, 2006
The Pianist Hand
Various gears and levers inside this clear plastic hand interact to move the fingers as if they are playing one of six classic piano pieces; as the digits play selections from Beethoven's "Fifth Symphony", Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer," or Chopin's "Minute Waltz," you'll be fascinated by their precise movement and precision-tuned mechanical genius. Sound sensor starts the music when you clap; requires 2 AA batteries (not included).
Thursday, November 09, 2006
What is Sandboxie?
A cool method of computer protection? When you run a program on your computer, data flows from the hard disk to the program via read operations. The data is then processed and displayed, and finally flows back from the progam to the hard disk via write operations. "Sandboxie" changes the rules such that write operations do not make it back to your hard disk. Read the details.
Friday, October 13, 2006
The World's Coolest Watch Collection
J.J. Casalonga has fallen in love with strange watches. "Since the early days of watches, the display of the time is always the same: 2 or 3 hands turning in circle to tell the hour, minutes and seconds. I admit, it works. The reading is easy, quick, and straightforward. But when something works, there are always people who try to do something different. The idea behind this web page is not to find a better way of telling time, but rather to provide another way of telling the time. Here are some examples that Casalonga has compiled."
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
On the evolution of crowdsourcing
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdsourcing
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
USB Computer Aquarium
Every geek likes to add new and interesting toys to their desktop. And if these toys happen to be powered by USB, well then, all the more fun to have. The USB Mini Desktop Aquarium is the home to two life-like tropical fish. A small motor generates a current in the water, allowing the fish to gently swim about the tank. The aquarium is equipped with a high-intensity blue LED that illuminates the tank in dark environment.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Man Patents Wearable Wrist Rest
Friday, June 02, 2006
Ectoplasmic ghosts and ghouls
Engineers use far infrared imaging to reveal the ectoplasmic ghosts and ghouls hiding within all of us.
Friday, May 19, 2006
Ants in Gel
This miraculous gel, derived from a NASA Space experiment, serves as both habitat and nutrition for your ants - allowing you to watch in awe as they turn a brick of aqua-blue gel into a fascinating colony of tunnels.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Touch Rubik Cube
This toy inolves six different surface materials. They are metal, wood, textile, rubber, plastic and stone. Different materials give people different senses, which thus enabled the blind men to play.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Inflating Memory Device
Designed by Dima Komissarov, the Flashbag is a USB storage device that actually inflates as it "fills up with data"!
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Behold the Zocchihedron!
Zocchihedron is the trademark of the most common 100-sided die, patented ( USPTO number D303553) by Lou Zocchi, which debuted in 1985. It is not a polyhedron. Rather, it is more like a ball with 100 flattened planes. It is sometimes called "Zocchi's Golfball." You can learn more about it here. You can buy one here.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
All Mail from Europe Considered Spam
Monday, March 27, 2006
Play Games. Boost IQ. Become a Genius.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Buy an alien device
This LED device catches the eye for no apparent reason. The clip will let you stick the device on almost anything. Take the clip off and you can even fix it to a lanyard and wear it as a necklace. It seems to be a clock, a stopwatch, a pedometer, a signal, a motion responsive display, and even a scrolling message display.
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Google in the news
♦ Judge Orders Google To Turn Over Gmail Account To Feds
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
The Metaphysics of Google Addiction
Monday, February 27, 2006
Will Machines Ever Think?
Mark Halpern says, "In the deepest sense, the AI champions see their critics as trying to reverse the triumph of the Enlightenment, with its promise that man’s mind can understand everything, and as retreating to an obscurantist, religious outlook on the world. They see humanity as having to choose, right now, between accepting the possibility, if not the actual existence, of thinking machines and sinking back into the Dark Ages. But these are not our only alternatives; there is a third way, the way of agnosticism, which means accepting the fact that we have not yet achieved artificial intelligence, and have no idea if we ever will."
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Nude photo site wins injunction against Google
Sunday, February 19, 2006
New Amazon.Com Patent
Friday, February 17, 2006
Shower light generated by water pressure
Shower light generated by water pressure : Color Fusion Shower
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Monday, February 13, 2006
Chinese Censors of Internet Face 'Hacktivists' in U.S.
While the Internet's growing pervasiveness in China has made it difficult to police the activities of an estimated 111 million users, the Chinese government is nonetheless attempting to reinforce its authority, requiring all bloggers to register with the state and continuing its block on objectionable content, such as Wikipedia and the BBC, as well as dispatching roughly a dozen state agencies to monitor Internet activity.
Chinese Web censorship, sometimes referred to as the 'Great Firewall,' has sparked an insurgent community of U.S.-based 'hacktivists' who have developed programs such as Freegate, which links computers within China to U.S. servers, enabling users to access prohibited sites. Other efforts mask the identity of Chinese Web users through multilayered host messages that obscure their trail, and adopt-a-blogger programs furnish Chinese writers with external servers to transmit their message. Practitioners of the Falun Gong--the banned Chinese spiritual group that has been persecuted for alleged subversion--have contributed substantially to the development of anti-censorship applications such as Freegate.
Voice of America and Radio Free Asia also contribute to Freegate, and a major boost in funding could come from the renewed congressional consideration of legislation to create an Office of Global Internet Freedom in response to harsh criticism of Google, Microsoft, and others for complying with Chinese censorship laws. Freegate, run by North Carolina-based programmer Bill Xia, cannot be blocked by Chinese censors because it constantly switches the address of its U.S. server. Freegate's effectiveness is limited in China, however, as it is employed mostly by technically proficient users, and many Chinese censor their own Internet use, consciously avoiding keywords and content that could be considered subversive. Meanwhile, the government continually devotes more resources to combating Freegate and other anti-censorship applications
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Submit a drawing, get one back
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Anti-cartoon protests go online
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Wild Input Devices
Monday, February 06, 2006
Alien Animal Planet
On Aurelia, an Earth-sized planet half shrouded in perpetual darkness, vast floodplains give way to groves of treelike stinger fans that use ambulatory roots to creep across the muddy surface. On Blue Moon, a lunar orb in an adjacent solar system light-years from Aurelia, winged skywhales gulp aerial plankton suspended in the dense atmosphere, while balloon plants float beneath the canopies of massive pagoda tree forests, buoyed by hydrogen gas-filled membranes like miniature Hindenburgs.
Blogosphere shows insane growth
Read more here.
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Spyware Poses a Significant Threat
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Google in the Year 2100
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
From Browsers to Boing Boing
♦ Boing Boing Threatened By Software Creator
Monday, January 30, 2006
From Wikipedia to Autism
♦ Children with highly analytical parents are more likely to be autistic.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
From Hackers to String Theory
♦ The Los Angeles city attorney's office has sued the makers of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for allegedly hiding pornographic material inside the video game, officials said.
♦ Oh God, who wants to work in an office "cubicle"?
♦ Evidence for String Theory?
Friday, January 27, 2006
A Ranking of the 50 Coolest Robots
Thursday, January 26, 2006
From Emoticon Patents to Endtones
♦ A bizarre photographic history of computer hard drives.
♦ The Google Cache feature does not violate copyright law.
♦ Now people are talking about charging for endtones, hang-up tones and drop tones -- bits of music to play when a mobile phone conversation ends via people hanging up or a call is dropped.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
What is the Kama Sutra worm?
Kama Sutra worm seduces PC users. A new e-mail worm that spreads under the guise of pornographic content has jumped to the top of the worldwide virus charts.
Sunday, January 22, 2006
From Amazon.Com to Pennies
Saturday, January 21, 2006
From Phones to Geometry
♦ When should Bloggers turn off their comment function?
♦ Humans are hardwired for geometry
Friday, January 20, 2006
From E-Books to Sex Blogs
♦ Search for the world's most prolific inventor
♦ The lastest gossip on sex blogs
Thursday, January 19, 2006
From Utility Fog to Sex.Com
♦ Utility Fog: The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of
♦ Wikipedia Germany Shut Down
♦ Myware and Spyware
♦ Sex.com sold
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
From Rubik's Cake to Spam
♦ Woman cooks Rubik's Cube cake!
♦ Asking People To Hit Reload Is A Felony?
♦ Under attack, spammer begs for mercy
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
From swarms to Wikipedia
♦ The biography of Jimmy Whales, Wikipedia founder
Monday, January 16, 2006
From Jesus to LSD on the Net
♦ Internet users judge a website in 1/20 second
♦ LSD: The Geek's Wonder Drug?
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Human and Machine Intelligence
♦ Human and machine intelligence will become indistinguishable due to new brain scanning technologies
From Internet Logo to Virtual Lives
♦ Creative Internet money-making scheme: filling room with LEGO bricks for a fee
♦ We are all currently living in a virtual reality
From Virtual Funerals to Chinese Wikipedia
♦ Virtual reality iPod display
♦ Troublesome players in their virtual world game Second Life are thrown into a secret in-game prison called The Corn Field
♦ Sex offender supports false identity with Wikipedia bio
♦ In Web-based games, items that exist only online are bought and sold in the 'real' world - sometimes for thousands of dollars. Some people are paid to play these games all day.
♦ Chinese communist leaders see Wikipedia as threat
From Urine Batteries to Wikipedia Plagarism
♦ Use urine if battery dies
♦ Metatagging and social networks -- ideas that originated in personal online media -- may save the U.S. Patent Office
♦ Computer Security Graphical Passwords♦ Porn industry quick to jump on new technologies
♦ Top-10 must-have gadgets
♦ Wikipedia Plagiarism Ends Journalist's Career