Former officials play a very modern war game

A four hour cyber-war simulation suggests the United States response could be severely lacking if such an event became reality. The Cyber Shockwave event, organized by the Bipartisan Policy Center, says that new laws are needed to give the federal government greater controls over privately controlled computers in the event of an attack. It also […]

Contest: Help Us Design a T-Shirt, Get a T-Shirt + a $25 Gift Certificate!

Hey everyone, since we haven’t done any contests in a while, we thought of a little something to let you guys have a bit of fun. The idea is to think about some cool geeky quotes that would make for some interesting t-shirt designs. Just leave your suggestions in the comments section below, and early […]

Verizon Sinks Its Fangs into AT&T

Here’s yet another Verizon commercial taking a shot at AT&T’s coverage. A spoof of Twilight, this one suggests that you might just lose the eternal love of your vampire soulmate if your download speeds aren’t fast enough. But I think the real issue here is this new twist on the vampire/werewolf debate. Is Verizon suggesting […]

Warp Speed Kills

An article at NewScientist tells of the deadly effects of traveling at or near light speed, citing a presentation by William A. Edelstein, Ph.D, a professor of radiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (“I’m a doctor, not a physicist!”). He uses Einstein’s special theory of relativity to explain how the human body could not […]

Amazing Freestyle Juggler

What you’re about to see is a video of Marek Born doing what he does best: Juggling. This kid is truly amazing. Check him out:

A Date with a Dragon Down the Carpal Tunnel

So you might have noticed that I’ve gone quiet the last couple of weeks. All signals have been cut, so to speak, since I’ve got the geeky equivalent of a mogul skier’s torn ACL: that is, carpal tunnel syndrome (or, perhaps, RSI). It blows. In every respect it sucks. It’s all-encompassing pain, and it’s a […]

Monday Afternoon Humor: New Computer Worm Targets Drunkards

Computer experts are warning that a dangerous new cyber-worm that works late at night could cost consumers billions of dollars. Apparently, individuals with upcoming bachelor parties or afterwork get-togethers are especially vulnerable to this online threat.

L.A.R.P.: Live Avatar Role Playing

A portrait of the Na’vi people of Hometree Wisconsin.

Homeworkers Event Offers Independence Without Isolation

In this age of broadband, more and more jobs — particularly those of a geeky nature — can be, and are done from home. While homeworking has its benefits, there are also some downsides, most notably the risk of feeling isolated and the potential to procrastinate with daytime television. One solution is co-working: renting a […]

Can you get an iPhone for 33% less?

Fans of style, beauty and multi-function convergence should be warned that this article may not make for pretty reading. But thanks to a range of gadgets, it is indeed possible in some circumstances to get most of the functionality of an iPhone at a far lower cost. For this exercise, the idea is to still […]

Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality maps

In a demo that drew gasps at TED2010, Microsoft Live Labs architect Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos a new augmented-reality mapping technology that is being implemented within Bing Maps right now. Check it out:

Deal of the Day: 53% Off MS Explorer Mini Laptop Mouse – $28, Shipped

Are you fed up with using the annoying touchpad to operate your laptop? Wish you could use a small but highly effective wireless laser mouse instead? If so, then you’ll definitely want to check this deal out. Amazon.com currently offers the MS Explorer Mini Laptop Mouse for only $28, shipping included. That’s 53% off the […]