Created by an artist named Blu, the following animation has to be one of the strangest, and most amazing thing I’ve seen this year. Enjoy!
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] There’s a new way to access far away galaxies right from your home computer. Microsoft has just unveiled its long-awaited WorldWide Telescope utility. The program lets you check out views from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey — some of […]
By Mark O’Neill
There’s no need to tell you that I am Mr Twitter. You only need to look through the GAS archives to know that. But the one thing that irritated me about Twitter was going through each email that told me that someone was now following me and then going to that person’s Twitter profile, following them, going to the next email, following them…..it got a bit tedious after a while. I mean, I get enough email in my day without getting even more. There had to be a way to automate all of this…..right?
It turns out there is a way. There’s a website called TweetLater which is marketed as a site where you can schedule Twitter messages to be posted in the future. But you can also tell it to auto-accept people who are following you and follow them right back on your behalf. It will even send an automated thank you message to their Twitter account! So how do you set it up?
By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] The NSA just finished a series of cyber-warfare gaming with itself as the attackers. The defenders? The military academies, including the Naval Academy in Annapolis, the Air Force Academy in Colorado, and the US Military Academy in West Point. For the second year in a row, the Army came in first […]
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Watch out, Power Glove: There’s a new sensor-based item on the market, and this one has the potential to change lives. A team of computer engineering students at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a glove that can convert hand movements into spoken words. The idea is to give deaf […]
By Mark O’Neill For those who have been waiting patiently for the upcoming X-Files movie trailer to come out, wait no more – it’s finally out. It doesn’t show that much but you do get to see some revealing scenes – including a gorgeous Gillian Anderson. Plus my girlfriend found David Duchovny quite delicious too apparently. […]
By Mark O’Neill As a professional writer (and one who is also working on a novel), I found the following project quite amusing and also quite cringing in its own way. Penguin Books and De Montfort University wanted to see if a novel could be written by a collective group of people using wiki software […]
By Mark O’Neill Digital Rights Management (DRM) has always been a thorny issue for people who download legal music, but companies such as Apple have always justified it by saying that it is nothing more than protection against illegal downloaders. But that excuse is about to be put to its biggest test yet after August […]