Star Wars collector tries – and fails – to sell his empire on eBay

By Mark “Yoda” O’Neill Contributing Writer. Begun the eBay auction has – and then it ended with no bids. mcfadyenb tried to sell his huge Star Wars toy collection on eBay and failed. Maybe it was the price he was asking for – a start price of $24,450 or a Buy It Now of $34,500. […]

How to get free drinks at a bar

Since we’re Friday and some of you may feel like going out and party tonight, here’s a trick that will allow you to get a round of free drinks for you and your friends. The trick is simple. You have to bet that you can use a sherry glass to drink brandy contained in a […]

Simroid: The retarded dentist-training robot (Video)

Here’s Simroid, a new robotic dental patient designed to act as a training tool for dentists. Not only can this robot follow vocal instructions, but it can also react in a human way to certain situations. So if the dentist in training pokes Simroid a bit too deep in the gums, the robot can respond […]

Kids derailing high-speed train

These kids had the brilliant idea of derailing a train, and guess what? They got away with it. Unbelievable! I won’t spoil the end to you and let you watch the video. Enjoy.

How to build a lie detector for under $20

Here’s a short video tutorial that will teach you how to make a cheap lie detector for under $20. Can anyone here confirm if “commercial” lie detectors also work that way?

Scan your servers for the SANS top 20 Internet security attacks

If your servers’ services are exposed in one way or another to the Internet, having a reputable IT security firm run a scan on them might be a good idea. Qualys, a company specializing in vulnerability management, just launched a free service allowing you to scan any box that has a public IP address for […]

OLPC project brings North American culture into Africa

The following cartoon from the folks at Joy of Tech depicts perfectly one of the many problematics that OLPC laptops might bring into African culture. Enjoy!

World’s fastest zip line: The next best thing to flying

Claiming to be the world’s fastest, tallest and steepest zip line, this South African attraction is 918 ft. tall and goes at a top speed of 100mph. Looks like great fun doesn’t it?

TiVo in Canada

A staple for serious TV viewers in the US, the TiVo box revolutionized the way people watch TV. At least, thats what the marketing says. The reality is its closer to nifty toy than a revolutionary device, but it does afford a level of control over the television experience that was previously very difficult to achieve …

Dell hires Hollywood stars for holiday ad campaign

Mimicking the latest trend in technology advertising, Dell just launched a new site featuring American stars to stimulate Dell product sales this holiday season. When Web surfers access the site for this new ad campaign, they’re given a choice of products they wish to receive for Christmas (or whatever other holiday they’re celebrating). Then, they […]

Harvard Physicist Alters The Speed Of Light

Light travels at a constant speed of 186,282 miles per second. At least that is what you were taught in school, right? Well it seems that once again scientists have shattered the ideas of what was once thought to be “known”. Lene Vestergaard Hau, a physicist at Harvard University, has managed to slow down, and […]

Multitouch system converts motion into music (Video)

Audiopad is a composition and performance instrument for electronic music which tracks the positions of objects on a tabletop surface and converts their motion into music. One can pull sounds from a giant set of samples, juxtapose archived recordings against warm synthetic melodies, cut between drum loops to create new beats, and apply digital processing […]