Have No Fear, MythBusters Renewed For Seven More... →
At Comic Con last Saturday, the MythBusting team of Jamie, Adam, Tori, Grant, and Kari announced that their contracts have been extended for 7 more years. — That’s long… and awesome.
The Most Powerful Wind Turbine Looks Like the... →
In the future, we will look at these 885-foot-wide structures in the middle of the ocean and we won’t even blink. But, right now, I’m having a hard time imagining them spinning en masse at 20 revolutions per minute.
The New Kindle: Smaller, Faster, Cheaper →
Today, Amazon announced the newest generation of Kindle, its popular e-reader. As hardware is wont to do, the newest version of the Kindle has become smaller and lighter while retaining its 6-inch reading area. Contrast on the screen has improved by 50%, and page turns are 20% faster. Storage on the device has doubled, and battery life is up to an entire month. And for you type geeks, new...
HTC will ship all Android phones in China with... →
A wordy headline, to be sure, but a pleasing one nonetheless. We came across HTC’s Chinese web portal listing the Desire as coming with Android 2.2 (with Sense!) and simply had to ping the official source for confirmation.
Panasonic Launching 'World's First' Consumer 3D... →
Thanks to a number of new HDTV and Blu-ray players, 3D technology seems about ready to explode into the world’s living rooms. Without the ability to create 3D content, however, those methods for consumption aren’t worth a whole lot. Late Tuesday night, Panasonic announced that it will be bringing that capability to consumers with the forthcoming HDC-SDT750.
Porsche Greenlights 918 Hybrid Supercar →
It’s official: Porsche will build the 918 hybrid supercar. The company’s board approved the project earlier today based upon “overwhelming response from the public and customers.” Those same customers must have very deep pockets, because the last we heard the Porsche 918 will cost something north of $600,000. Be that as it may, it promises to be a sweet car.
How a Tiny Magnet Could Produce a Force Field Big Enough To Protect a Space Ship - While many hurdles are keeping us stuck here on Earth, our solar system’s deadly radiation is chief among them. But scientists now think that a thumb-sized magnet could produce a force field big enough to shield an entire spaceship.
Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in 'Future' of Web... →
The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future. The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents — both present and still-to-come.
'Petite' woman thrown off plane to make way for... →
A slim passenger was ordered off a crowded plane so that an obese teenager could have two seats. The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, told the Sacramento Bee newspaper she had paid full price for the fare – and was berated by staff when asked why she had been kicked off the flight.
Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that...– Inception (2010) - Memorable quotes
HTC confirms switch from AMOLED to Sony's Super... →
HTC started off the week by confirming its switch away from AMOLED for many of its phones. Devices with a 3.7-inch screen, such as the Desire and Nexus One, are switching to a Sony Super LCD instead. The company argues that Sony’s design is a “comparable visual experience” and actually improves in areas where AMOLED normally wins, such as battery life.
Astronomy and particle physics race to replace... →
If energy issues seem to be attracting the attention of a lot of physicists, the Large Hadron Collider seems to be drawing the attention of many of the rest of them, including people in fields like cosmology, which deals with items on the opposite end of the size scale. In turn, the people working on the LHC and other particle detectors are carefully paying attention to the latest astronomy...
The world's worst zoos →
Unfortunately, when it comes to the worst zoos in the world, the stories are pretty much all the same: small cages and living spaces, unnatural surroundings of concrete and iron, under-feeding and under-watering and well, cruelty in general.
AT&T claims it will be 'the premier carrier' for... →
Without question, AT&T’s wireless growth these past few years has been largely based on iPhone — and with apparently good reason, if you look at the numbers. As far as other platforms go, however, it’s not been as rosy. Android’s relation with the carrier, for example, is a story woven with years of hesitation, some questionable releases, and a rival that’s...
Droid 2 coming next month, first to get native... →
According to PC World, the Droid 2 is likely to be the first Android handset to come pre-installed with Android 2.2, the latest version of the mobile operating system that still has not been made available to the vast majority of Android phone owners.
DRM Goes Ultraviolet →
Digital Rights Management (DRM), the protocols by which publishers protect their electronic media, is about to get a reboot. The new version, which goes by the code name Ultraviolet, is aimed at tying together your account (and consequently your rights) with all of your media needs. Unlike the many different flavors of DRM of years past, Ultraviolet is designed to allow you to watch media...
iOS 4 and iPhone 3G is a match made in... what's... →
Do you have an iPhone 3G? Me, too. Have you updated it to iOS 4 yet? If the veins are popping out of your neck and your skin is turning green, you probably have. If your iPhone 3G hasn’t been updated to iOS 4 yet, then do your iPhone, yourself, and your sanity a favor: DON’T UPDATE YOUR iPHONE 3G TO iOS 4!
Sony's trojan horse for 3D and Move: games you... →
Sony has money and effort sunk into two technologies: the PlayStation Move and 3D televisions and movies. The company would love nothing more than to have you waving your glowing, ball-tipped controller while wearing glasses in front of your brand new 3D Sony television. While both technologies will require an investment above and beyond the system you already own, the software side of the effort...
Joss Whedon directing 'Avengers': A great choice,... →
Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a...– Lou Dorfsman
FacePlant: An App To Tell You When You Can... →
If you have an iPhone 4, you’ve probably had this problem: you really want to use FaceTime, but there are simply not a lot of opportunities to use it. — Such an appropriate name for an app.
DROID X rooted; next stop that tricky bootloader →
Could it really be this simple? According to Droid X Forums the new Verizon DROID X has already been rooted, and it’s a mighty simple process from the look of it. Hot on the heals of recovery mode for the smartphone being accessed come root privileges. — That was fast lol.
Study finds Triceratops, Torosaurus were different... →
Since the late 1800s, scientists have believed that Triceratops and Torosaurus were two different types of dinosaurs. Triceratops had a three-horned skull with a rather short frill, whereas Torosaurus had a much bigger frill with two large holes through it.
Apple the new world leader in software insecurity →
Apple has displaced Oracle as the company with the most security vulnerabilities in its software, according to security company Secunia. Over the first half of 2010, Apple had more reported flaws than any other vendor. Microsoft retains its third-place spot.
HTC Desire HD coming in October with a 4.3″... →
Sadly no photos of the elusive beast as of yet (that’s the original Desire pictured above), but the guys over at SuperETrader have some rumored specs to go along with a rumored October launch date in the UK for the HTC Desire HD (previously known as the HTC Ace).
Explosive Pornstar By Day, Nerdy Programmer By... →
If you don’t know Jelena Jensen, you’re missing a lot. And I’m not talking about her beautiful face, vertigo-inducing curves, and all-natural 34F attributes. Or about the fact that she’s a porn actress. All those things aside, Jelena’s a supernerd. —That is so god damn awesome. I can respect that.
Mobile Game Lets iPhone and Android Users Do... →
A popular iPhone dogfighting game called Skies of Glory has been ported to Android smartphones, and iOS and Android users can fight one another in real-time - a rare feature for mobile games.
Bill Murray Regrets 'Garfield' →
Funny man, Bill Murray regrets lending his voice to animated film Garfield to work with his idol, comedy writer Joel Coen - because he realized too late the part was written by a different Joel Cohen.
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Walmart Prices Kinect Bundle at $199 →
Confirmation of the final price of Microsoft’s motion-controlled Kinect peripheral is getting closer, as retailer Walmart has begun taking preorders for a $199 bundle package. — That’s pretty freaking expensive. The most I would pay is $100 and that would be including the console as well.
Awesome Trick Shot, Even Better Headshot — Sweet!
Apple shares plunge after bad review of iPhone 4... →
Apple shares plunged by more than four percent yesterday after an influential guide gave the new iPhone 4 a poor review, wiping £6.5 billion off the firm’s value.