Build a Whole New Identity to Protect Yourself Online

By Mark O’Neill No, the title of this article is not the way it sounds.   I’m not advocating anything illegal.   I’m not offering any fake passports or dodgy driving licenses.   But instead, when you’re filling in another one of those endless web forms asking for your contact information, instead of giving them your actual details, […]

Festo Didactic: Creators of robotic masterpieces

Festo Didactic, a company that is known for producing robotic masterpieces, has unveiled many cool robots in the past year. A few months ago they gave us the Air Ray, and now they’ve developed 2 new ones: The Aquajelly and the Airjelly. Both robots have been designed with the biologic structure of a jellyfish in […]

Fake Steve Jobs: The only Apple Keynote you’ll ever need to see

Have you ever heard about Daniel Lyons? No? What if I tell you that the guy also goes under the name of “Fake Steve Jobs”? Yeah, I thought that this would ring some bells. Daniel Lyons took the world by storm last year when he started an anonymous blog, impersonating an alternative version of Steve […]

Kirsten Vangsness From ‘Criminal Minds’ – One HOT Geek

By Mark O’Neill OK, I’m going to go all teenage hormonal for a minute (so please excuse me) but as far as sexy computer geeks go, actress Kirsten Vangsness is seriously HOT. In case you have no idea who Kirsten is, she plays FBI computer analyst Penelope Garcia in the CBS television series Criminal Minds […]

Hit the “snooze” button on your over-chatty Twitter followers

By Mark O’Neill I know I sometimes can’t stop talking about Twitter, but that’s because I am constantly amazed at some of the inventive apps that people come up with. The latest one had me in stitches – the ability to shut up one (or more) of your followers by hitting a “snooze” button on […]

Lenovo X300 to MacBook Air: “We don’t add stuff out, we build it in.”

I think everyone here knows I’m a PC guy. Not that I have anything against Macs, but I think every machine has its own market. As an IT dude who needs a light laptop with everything built-in, I (unsurprisingly) prefer the Lenovo X300 to the MacBook Air. So when I think of corporate users who […]

Urban Security Suit makes you look badass

Ever wished you could look stylish while being able to stop lost bullets? If so, then the Urban Security Suit is something that was made just for you! Made mainly out of neoprene, the suit is also lined with body-molded Kevlar to make sure that no one ends up making holes in your precious innards, […]

Swiss Man Proves After 500 Years That Da Vinci’s Parachute DOES Work

By Mark O’Neill OK, he didn’t use the exact specifications of Leonardo Da Vinci’s design but it was close enough for Olivier Vietti-Teppa to declare that Da Vinci’s parachute design actually does work. This after plunging 2000 feet on a parachute design made over 500 years ago. How’s that for guts? The Italian Renaissance artist, who is […]

Accused music pirate turns the tables on the RIAA

By Mark O’Neill I think I have just found my new hero. A 45 year-old single mother accused of stealing music on the internet (subsequently sued by the RIAA and vindicated) has now decided to turn the tables against her former accusers—by suing THEM for $5 million, citing conspiracy and illegal investigative practices. Tanya Andersen […]

Russian Billionaire Plans “Snob” Version Of FaceBook

By Mark O’Neill Obviously getting poked online is not good enough for a Russian billionaire.   So Mikhail Prokhorov is going to do what any self respecting billionaire would normally do and set up a Facebook-style networking website for the upper-class, and he is calling it, ironically enough, Snob. Which just goes to show he has […]

A Dozen Gadgets to Add to your Arsenal

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] This month, we’re talking cool gadgets – the kind that are so cool that you’ve just gotta own them. We introduced our first 10 last week, and today we continue our list with a shocking little invention.

Silicon oxide nanowires art will astonish you

Silicon oxide nanowires have the amazing property of arranging themselves into unique patterns. By observing them under a scanning electron microscope, you can end up looking at something that closely resembles like a bunch of beautiful, eerie-looking sunflowers. The picture we’ve posted above has been colorized to further enhance the resemblance, but you have to […]