10 geeky movies to show your kids

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you’re a geek, you’ll want your kids to grow up and be a geek too.   To that end, Wired has a list of ten geeky movies you should make your kids watch and of course it goes without saying that Star Wars IV: A New Hope is in […]

Japan’s hi-tech toilet obsession

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] It seems that Japan is the one nation on earth with an obsession for making the best toilets.  While we are content with only making sure that they are able to flush properly and no more, the Japanese are installing handy little extras such as devices to wash and […]

Dog Tongue Science

Most people think that when a dog drinks, he creates a kind of spoon with the top of his tongue and brings liquid back to his mouth. When looking at a dog lapping at a bowl of water in real time, it certainly seems this way. But if you slow down a film of the […]

Code Monkey like you

By Lyle Bateman Contributing Writer, [GAS] Geeks love music, and proof is in the incredible sales of games like Guitar Hero. But even then, it’s rare that a song comes along that is both eminently geeky and eminently musical, and I can’t think of a better way to describe “Code Monkey” by Jonathan Coulton. Anyone […]

Coming Soon – Facebook: The Movie

By Shéa Bennett Contributing Writer, [GAS] Yeah, I can’t wait either. Penned by Aaron Sorkin, who created The West Wing and wrote the Tom Hank’s vehicle Charlie Wilson’s War, the as of yet untitled Facebook movie will focus on Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, the founders of the popular social networking site. Sorkin’s […]

Nose Shower Gel Dispenser

We all know that when it comes to dating, today’s men and women prefer geeks. As a reader of this site, you should be aware of this fact by now. So for all you single geeks out there waiting to go on a date, here’s a little accessory that will bring a smile to your […]

British bank changes “pants” password

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Here’s some food for thought if you think your online banking password is securely hidden from curious eyes at the bank. A British banking customer, Steve Jetley, phoned up his bank (Lloyds TSB Bank) and discovered that his password “Lloyds is pants” had been changed to “no it’s not” […]

Star Wars Landspeeder replica looks just like the real thing

This Star Wars Landspeeder replica was designed by a very talented dude named Daniel Deutsch. The near-perfect masterpiece was built from scratch using molded fiberglass and mounted on a custom aluminum chassis. The vehicle is powered by an electric drive system, which can take its passenger near light speed (or 25 mph). Additional pictures after […]

Comcast Planning to Dump Bandwidth Hogs

By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] After a stinging rebuke from the FCC over Comcast’s efforts in bandwidth shaping to preserve bandwidth for all their customers, Comcast is planning to retreat behind a stingy Acceptable Usage Policy. Instead of shaping bandwidth, they are just going to give the finger and pull the plug on P2P users. […]

XP’s Nagware to Get an Upgrade [Oxymoron?]

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Mary-Jo Foley has posted an interesting bit of news about Microsoft’s most popular OS.  Nope, not Vista, silly, Windows XP.  It seems that Microsoft is planning a roll-out of a new version of Windows Genuine Advantage for XP.  If the update thinks you’ve got a pirated version of XP, […]

Microsoft Promises ‘Backwards Incompatibility’ On Internet Explorer 8.0

By Shéa Bennett Contributing Writer, [GAS] Microsoft, which released a feature-complete beta of Internet Explorer 8.0 on its website yesterday, has revealed that two of the main design goals of the product were backwards compatibility and total compliance with web standards. “The core web rendering engine in IE8 is compliant with web standards, but we […]

“Misleading” iPhone Advert Banned In The UK

By Shéa Bennett Contributing Writer, [GAS] I’m not an iPhone owner, but I’ve used one before and I’m fully aware that, no matter how well it renders most web pages, Apple do slightly exaggerate its browser capabilities in their advertisements, specifically when it comes to speed and functionality. Well, it’s finally caught up with them. […]