Carnegie Mellon University To Add Autonomous Flight to Transformer

Yes, you read that right. Transformers are in our future– at least our proposed future. Looks like Carnegie Mellon University have secured a whopping grant to the tune of $1 Million to further develop the flying Lockheed Martin Transformer vehicle concept for DARPA, by adding autonomous capabilities. The point of this military vehicle isn’t just […]

Thoughts on Going PC: A Decade-Long Mac User Makes Peace with Microsoft

My post from a few weeks ago, detailing why I’d decided to switch to a PC from a Mac, really got some of your blood boiling. While there were a few folks utterly aghast at my decision to nix the shiny world of Apple for the starker, more sterile world of Microsoft, on the whole, […]

Sperm Docs on Laptops: Legs Akimbo!

Laptop cooling pads may do little to help prevent raised testicular temperature — a potential cause of fertility problems — according to a new study. Instead the best policy may be for men to keep their legs apart. The study, published in the Fertility and Sterility magazine, looked into ways of mitigating the effects of […]

Why You Should Only Buy Linux Pre-Installed on your Systems

By Mackenzie Morgan Contributing Writer, [GAS] Many Linux users are geeks, and vice versa, and geeks can build their own systems or at least install an OS, so why should we buy systems with Linux pre-installed? Why is it so important if the OS is free? Let’s talk about a little thing called “market share.” […]

From Princess Leia to Tony Stark: The Future of Holograms is Near

Geeks know better than anyone: the future is holograms. I mean, ever since Star Wars we’ve been dreaming of communication via tiny, rendered, animated graphics beamed across interstellar space. Or at least, I have. Turns out, we’re not the only ones. A team of researchers in the US are working hard to bring this fantasy […]

China breaks 2-petaflop barrier

Chinese websites are claiming the country has overtaken the US as the home of the world’s fastest supercomputer. The official result is scheduled to be announced next week. The rankings in question are the TOP500 project, which has published a list twice a year since 1993. It measures the maximum speed achieved in a standard […]

How I Became a PC: Five Steps from Mac to Microsoft

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed that I’ve been changing the computer regime over here. It isn’t that I don’t love the shininess of my MacBook. It isn’t that, given the money and all that, I’d just go out and buy a top-of-the-line Mac… because, honestly, I’d consider it. As important […]

1837 steam powered computer could finally enter production

When a man says he wants half a million dollars to build a steam powered computer, it’s not exactly the most conventional of funding pitches. When that same man says he wants to build the world’s first digital, programmable computer, the pitch begins to look stranger. But for John Graham-Cumming, the author of science history […]

What REALLY Happens When Your Computer Crashes [Video]

Did you know that the inside of computers were made out of cardboard and that miniature people were in charge of moving bits inside that precious box of yours? No? Well now you do! [Via Gizmodo]

HOW TO: Build a Cheap Burning Laser

Youtube user Styropyro built this cool burning laser out of parts he salvaged from an old computers. Total cost of the project: $3.55. Oh, and if you decide to build one for yourself, be sure to act responsibly and don’t go pointing this thing into people’s eyes. [Via]

The Dirty Little Secret Of Inkjet Printers

This video was originally uploaded to youtube about 2 years ago, so I was wondering, does current inkjet printers still functionning like that? I’ve stopped using inkjet technology in 2005, and even if ink cartridges dropped price in recent years, toner cartridges for laser printers are still much more cost efficient.