Awesome Halloween Math Lecture

Filmed just a few days ago at Biola University in honor of this year’s Halloween, this specially prepared math lecture was presented by Professor Matthew Weathers to his class; judging by the reactions, the students were highly delighted. [Via Neatorama]

Amazon PayPhrase offers alternative payment service login

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Amazon Payments, a subsidiary of Amazon that competes with PayPal and Google Checkout, announced a new service called PayPhrase that allows you to make purchases online using only a phrase and a PIN. “That’s so much easier than remembering a username and password,” I hear you snark.  Or […]

Remembering: The Amstrad PCW8256

After the ZX81 and BBC Micro, the last non-PC computer in my house growing up was Amstrad’s PCW8256. That’s somewhat appropriate given my recent review of Micro Men, which ended with ZX81 maker Clive Sinclair and BBC Micro maker Chris Currie bemoaning the way the market had been taken over by Amstrad’s Alan Sugar. The […]

Avatar Full-Length Feature Trailer

In the epic action adventure Avatar, James Cameron, the director of “Titanic,” takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our imagination. On the distant moon Pandora, a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. [Via Trailer Addict]

Ten Geeky Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

It’s the day before Halloween and you’re out of luck: no costumes, no ideas, and no time. You want to go out to a party but the whole “cutting holes in a sheet” routine just isn’t going to do it. I mean, you’re a geek, right? You’re supposed to be in your element. Well, if […]

ROPID Robot Jumps for Joy

Not only can ROPID (Robot and Rapid) jump, dance, and run, but the little fellah can do so at your command, turning his cute little head to listen to what you have to say before each of its actions. [Via Technabob]

Stormtroopers Using Google [PIC]

Episode IV would probably have ended quite differently if Google would have existed in the Star Wars universe. [Flickr (CC) ]

Deal of the Day: Panasonic VIERA X1 Series 32-Inch 720p LCD HDTV – $399.94, Shipped

Looking for a high-quality, cheap 32″ LCD TV? Amazon.com is currently offering the 32″ VIERA X1 Series TC-L32X1 for only $399.94, $200 less than the usual retail price. For more details about the TV’s tech specs, just scroll down once you’re over to the product page. [Panasonic VIERA X1 Series TC-L32X1 32-Inch 720p LCD HDTV […]

40 years ago: And Lo, the net was born

Forty years ago today, the first message was sent over the Internet. And forty years ago today, somebody’s internet connection went down for the first time. The Internet as we know it has its origins in the Advanced Research Projects Agency, an American group set up in the late 1950s as part of the technology […]

The Dos and Donts of Halloween Hosting

I promise this isn’t a treatise on etiquette, but rather a few things to consider if you’ve gone all-in for a Halloween party. I’ve found that I already feel a little overwhelmed with all the possibilities, so I thought a list might be in order. Do ask for help. I decided that, in light of […]

Enabling Always-Available Input with Muscle-Computer Interfaces

Developed by researchers at Microsoft, this new muscle-computer interface system can be used to control electronic devices when your hands are full or busy doing something else. [Via TechEblog]

Ubuntu “Karmic Koala” 9.10: A Closer Look

Today, a new release of the popular free & open source operating system Ubuntu becomes available. This is release 9.10, code-named Karmic Koala. In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that I could be a little biased, as I had a hand in the planning and development of the release. First, if you […]