France Wants “Right To Be Forgotten” Extended Worldwide

French data regulators have threatened to impose financial penalties if Google doesn’t remove controversial links from its search results worldwide. The demand goes a step further than the original “right to be forgotten” ruling. The European Court of Justice last year ruled on a case relating to the balance between the rights to privacy and […]

10 Things You Might See at E3 2015

So of course, we are all pumped as hell for E3 2015. Seems every year there is an E3, there are always throngs of fans who just cannot wait to see that ONE game that they have been pining for either get announced or get a release date. On top of that, E3 2015 is […]

RIP Christopher Lee 1922-2015

Sir Christopher Lee, star of many horror, fantasy and sci-fi films, has died aged 93. Although his death has only just been made public, officials say he died on Sunday. It’s believed he had been taken to hospital with breathing problems and heart failure. His first credited role came in 1947 and his last on-air […]

Software Bug Caused by Missing Data May Have Crashed Plane

A highly automated military plane that crashed in Spain appears to have been hit by a software fault. The Airbus A400M, which was being tested before going into active service, crashed shortly after take off last month killing four out of the six crew members. The crash happened when three of the four turboprop engines […]

Reddit Button Is Not Pressed: The Death of a Meme

Reddit appears to have answered the question of how long a meme will take to die out: two months and four days. That’s how long what started as an April Fool’s Day post ran for and how long it took the online community to tire of pressing a virtual button. Back in April a new […]

Self-Healing Plane Wings Based On Human Scabbing

Self-healing aircraft wings could be a practicality according to a British professor. The same technology could work on crash helmets, phone screens and even nail varnish. The Royal Society will host a presentation this week about the technology from the Wass Research Group, based at the University of Bristol. The group’s leader, Professor Duncan Wass, […]

New Dinosaur Discovered, Nicknamed Hellboy After Comic

So a new dinosaur has been discovered, and has been given a rather colorful nickname due to its horn placement: The newly identified Regaliceratops peterhewsi has been informally named after Mike Mignola’s perpetually grumpy paranormal investigator (Hellboy,) owing to the presence of a pair of prominent horns just above its eyes. All I am saying here is […]

Two Steam Machines Up For Pre-Order

Valve has unveiled the first two “Steam Machine” gaming PCs for pre-order. It’s also taking orders for a dedicated controller and a streaming box for easier home set-up. The two models come 18 months after Valve first announced its plans for a series of dedicated gaming machines designed to be closer alternatives to game consoles. […]

Dolls Get Sunburned As Example To Kids

A Brazilian ad agency has come up with a creative way to teach kids about the dangers of sun exposure. It’s made dolls with skin that “burns” in sunlight unless protected. The campaign, to promote Nivea, involves male and female dolls coated in a material that is sensitive to ultraviolet light. Unless the skin is […]

Repairman Accidentally Beats Google At Own Game

Search for “Google” on Google and you’d expect to get Google. But an Egyptian air conditioning engineer found himself number one for that very search, having unintentionally found a killer search engine optimization trick. The unexpected result only affected searches on Google’s Egyptian site (google.com.eg) but appeared even for users of Incognito mode, meaning the […]

Fury Road’s Immortan Joe Was Almost Martian Manhunter in ‘Justice League’ Movie

Anyone who sees Fury Road walks away with a respect for Immortan Joe. Yeah, he was a bad guy, but he was a friggin’ awesome bad guy. Well, did you know the actor who was played him, Hugh Keays-Byrne, screen tested (makeup and all) to play Martian Manhunter in the Justice League movie that never got […]

Bill Gates Think We May Die From A Global Pandemic

We all have our fears, and sometimes they are rational, and sometimes not so much. But do you ever wonder what some of the most brilliant and powerful minds in the world may fear? Ezra Klein of Vox media recently sat down with Bill Gates and ended up asking him that exact question: what is […]