Prying Eyes Are Watching You

Infoworld reports on a new survey of corporate enterprises and the monitoring of their employees. Specifically, it addresses employee network activities and penalties for violating acceptable usage policies. According to the survey, one third of companies surveyed have fired employees for misusing their internet access, and a quarter of them have canned people for abusing […]


Scan your files for viruses using VirusTotal

By Mark O’Neill For the past few years, I’ve been using AVG Anti-Virus to keep my computer safe from viruses, but deep down, I’m a pretty paranoid kind of guy. Even if AVG gives a file the all-clear, I’m often left wondering, what if AVG is wrong? What if AVG was sleeping on the job […]

Encyclopedia of Life: Cataloguing Earth’s Ecosystem

The Encyclopedia of life (EOL) is a new project that went online just a few days ago. Its goal is to create a free online database for every one of Earth’s 1.8 million known species. The site currently features 30,000 entries, but as time passes, the rest of our planet living organisms should appear. On […]

Colin Firth as Hobbit’s Bilbo Baggins?

By Mark O’Neill Despite the fact that the project isn’t anywhere near getting started and it might never get started due to ongoing litigation by the Tolkien family, fantasy fans are talking about possible casting choices for the Hobbit movie. Some of the casting possibilities are obvious – Ian McKellen reprising Gandalf and Andy Serkis […]

Mythbuster’s sexy geek Kari Byron mows down tree with M-134D Gatling Gun

Watch as one of America’s sexiest geeks, Kari Byron, chops down a tree with a M-134D minigun. This dangerous toy can fire at a rate of about 3,000 rounds per minute, or 50 per second.

Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope is Amazing

In the following video, science educator Roy Gould and Microsoft’s Curtis Wong give an astonishing sneak preview of Microsoft’s new WorldWide Telescope — a technology that combines feeds from satellites and telescopes all over the world and the heavens, and weaves them together holistically to build a comprehensive view of our universe.

Save the environment, type on a bamboo keyboard

By Mark O’Neill Are you an environmentally-friendly geek? Then how about discarding your plastic keyboard and having a bamboo one instead? Judging from a quick Google search, it seems that the concept of the bamboo keyboard came first from Japan, and now, it is gradually making it way across the rest of the world for […]

A Revolution in Nanoelectronics: Nokia Morph Concept

The Nokia Morph is a flexible, two-piece concept device that can adapt its shape according to the task its user wants it to accomplish. Thanks to nanotechnology, Morph can sense its environment, harvest solar energy, and also clean itself automatically. Featured in The Museum of Modern Art “Design and The Elastic Mind” exhibition, the Morph […]