How Twitter’s spectacular growth is being driven by unexpected uses

In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.

Eating Pork Brains will Kill You!

Don’t believe me? Check this out: Now just reading what’s in the can makes me want to puke, but the true horror comes only after reading the nutrition facts on the back label: Cholest. 3500mg – 1170% of your daily recommended value. Yum. [Via Geekologie]

Deal of the Day: Toshiba REGZA 52RV535U 52-Inch 1080p HDTV – $1,199.98, Shipped

For today’s deal of the day, we’ve got the 52″ Toshiba REGZA 52RV535U HDTV going for $1,199.98, shipping included. This baby features full 1080p HDTV resolution with SRT (Super Resolution Technology), and a 14-bit internal digital video processor. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a great deal on a quality 1080p 52″ HDTV screen […]

The Uncomb: For that untidy, unkempt, undone look that women love

Have you ever noticed that through the years, trends appear where when you’re a guy, looking like an unkempt slob actually becomes fashionable? During those times, achieving the perfect sexy geek look is easy; just don’t shave for a few days, and be sure to use the Uncomb! The Uncomb will allow you to have […]

Are Violent Video Games Adequately Preparing Children for the Apocalypse?

Please note that ANYTHING coming from the Onion News Network should NEVER be taken seriously. With that said, you can now hit the play button and enjoy the show!

Sailing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Video)

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he’s drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.

The Science Behind Dr. Manhattan (Watchmen)

In the following video, physics professor James Kakalios explains how quantum mechanics can explain Dr. Manhattan’s super powers in Watchmen, and how he became an expert on the topic of the physics of superheroes. [Via Gizmodo]

VMWare Virtualizes Smartphones

In the following video demo, VMWare introduces their new virtual machine solution for smartphones. Just like their other virtualization products, this one will allow users to load multiple operating systems on a single mobile device. Unfortunately, for now, the product will only work on smartphones featuring processors of ARM Cortex-A8 or Cortex-A9 designs.

I Don’t Remember Princess Leia Being So “Mousy”

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Disney and Lucasfilm have conveniently joined forces to completely creep me out. Granted, it’s not the licensing deal itself – in fact, the combination of Disney and Star Wars is actually pretty clever, and I kind of dig the carbonite Donald Duck. But why why why did they decide […]

The Science Behind your TV Sound System

If you think the sound that comes out of your TV set is produced by simple speakers, you’re probably wrong… at least if you own a Loewe TV that is.

Tetris therapy for PTSD?

Researchers at Oxford University have found that playing the Tetris computer game after experiencing a traumatic event can lower the number of flashbacks the subject experiences later on: The Oxford team showed a film to 40 healthy volunteers that included traumatic images of injury from a variety of sources, including adverts highlighting the dangers of […]

Worm Causes Computer to Crash

You may think, “This is news?” but stay with me here. Mark Taylor’s old laptopĀ  crashed. He took it to a technician, who found the problem. It was a worm. Computer technician Sam Robinson, 28, who discovered the worm said: “The machine was displaying a message saying that the processor fan was unworkable. “I took […]