10 Practical Tips for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

While a zombie apocalypse probably won’t happen, there is enough zombie saturation in the media right now that if you were ever gonna start planning on how to survive one, now would be the time. So what do you think you would do? Who would you team up with? Where would you go? The Walking […]

The ‘Mother Of All Demos’ Becomes Stage Show

Arguably the greatest tech demonstration in history has become an operatic drama. Avant-garde composers Mikel Rouse and Ben Neill have put together a “multimedia musical production” that will be performed at Stanford University tomorrow and on Wednesday. It’s based around a December 1968 presentation by Doug Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute. As we noted […]

Graphene Hits Consumer Market In A Lightbulb

The super-strong, super-light material graphene is getting another use: as a way to make LED lightbulbs cheaper and more efficient. The new bulbs will be produced by Graphene Lighting PLC, a commercial offshoot of the University of Manchester where the material was first isolated in 2003. That earned the Nobel Prize in Physics for Konstantin […]

All The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Fan Theories You Absolutely Need To Know

The one thing that can be said about Game of Thrones is that the world is rich and ripe with characterizations and story lines. This makes Game of Thrones a┬ávery easy story to work fan theories around, simply because so much is going on. And sometimes, the speculation ends up being right and minds are […]

YouTube Takes On Twitch Livestreaming Service

YouTube is said to be relaunching its livestreaming service with a change in focus from sporting events to video gaming, making it a challenge to the likes of Twitch. The site started live broadcasts in 2010 but, although they still exist, they’ve been heavily downplayed in recent years. Events have largely been either public speeches […]

Ford Car Automatically Sticks To Speed Limit

Ford is launching a car that can read speed limit signs and automatically slow down if needed. It will go on sale in Europe but it might be trickier to make it work in the US. The S-Max features ‘Intelligent Speed Limiter’, which will let drivers decide whether they want to automatically restrict their speed […]

The Mars One Project Might Be A Scam

We all know about the Mars One trip that everyone has been talking about. Sending humans to inhabit Mars with the knowledge and understanding they WILL die up there, but will also help make huge leaps scientifically. While it sounded like a cool plot for the Interstellar sequel, seems some people may think this is […]

Net Neutrality Debate Heads Back To Court

The FCC’s toughening up of regulation to enforce net neutrality always looked like inviting legal challenges and now the first two lawsuits have been filed. The cases, brought by a broadband industry group and an independent Texan broadband firm, seem very much intended as first strikes, coming before the new rules take effect. Many industry […]

Packing Peanuts Make Power Pack

Packing ‘peanuts’ could be used to manufacture rechargeable batteries. Both polystyrene and starch-based versions could be used for separate components. The idea came from Purdue University’s school of Chemical Engineering where staff recently moved to a new lab and used a lot of packing peanuts to transport and receive delicate equipment. While both versions of […]

Microsoft Offers Free Upgrade To Windows Pirates

Microsoft is giving a free upgrade to Windows 10 for users running pirated Windows 7 or 8.1. But there’s a hidden catch that somewhat undermines the exercise. Earlier this week Microsoft announced at a conference in China that the free upgrade that’s being offered to almost all Windows 7 and 8.1 users will apply even […]

Transparent Windows Could Capture Solar Power

Researchers at Michigan State University say they’ve produced a transparent solar concentrator that can be attached to windows to harness power without losing light or visibility. The idea of using windows to capture solar energy isn’t new. Rather than the surface of the window being a solar panel, existing technologies use a plastic overlay to […]

IKEA Bans Hide-And-Seek

IKEA has banned Dutch users from playing hide-and-seek in its stores. It follows 32,000 Facebook users saying they planned to hide in one store alone. It appears the crackdown follows a perfect example of the philosophy that if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile. Last July, a 29-year old woman in Belgium […]