How the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Works… For Dummies

Since the LHC has been successfully powered up yesterday and a lot of confusion remains on what CERN’S Big Bang machine truly does, I thought that some of you might like getting some extra information on the subject. Created by CERN employee Chris Mann, the following presentation explains in relatively simple terms the inner working […]

October Release of Esquire Features E-Ink Cover

A while ago, we wrote about how magazine covers would eventually go high-tech, and specifically, how Esquire would soon revolutionize the world of offline publications by featuring an animated E-Ink cover on one of their upcoming issue. Well folks, a video showing the magazine’s cover has just been released, and I must say, I’m quite […]


Don’t Trust That iPhone Password

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Our own Mark O’Neill clued me in to this little gem.  The Register is reporting that the iPhone may not be as secure as once thought.  While the new “enterprise” features are supposedly state of the art, there is an easy hack available to bypass one of the security […]

Houston, we have a computer virus!

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] It seems that computer viruses are now boldly going where no computer virus has gone before – the International Space Station. The virus, otherwise known as “W32.Gammima.AG” to his buddies, was found on laptops which the astronauts use to email Mission Control in Texas.   However NASA was at great […]

Google Chrome to launch tomorrow. The end of Firefox is nigh?

Edit (03/09/2008): We’ve just published a full review of Google Chrome. The article includes installation steps, features, and some speed benchmarks. Check it out! The rumors that Google has been secretly working on an industry-changing browser have been circulating for years – I made similar comments about this on this very blog just a month […]

Universities hand out free iPhones to students

Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] In a move which will do no harm to the Apple share price, some US universities are starting to hand out free iPhones and free iPod Touches to new students.   The benefits are obvious – be seen as a cool cutting-edge university, and at the same time, encourage your students […]

Firefox 3.1 to dramatically speed up JavaScript

AJAX developers, get your game on.  Firefox version 3.1 will deliver massive speed improvements for JavaScript, the language behind many of the cool interactive effects on today’s web pages. Andreas Gal and Michael Franz of the University of California, Irvine invented a novel approach to Just-In-Time compilation called “tracing”.  Put simply:  rather than compiling complete, individual […]

Yamaha’s Exoskeleton Motorcycle: The Deus Ex Machina

What do you get when you cross-breed a motorcycle with a robotic exoskeleton? A wearable concept vehicle that will make rides on common racing bikes look like a boring afternoon stroll through your neighborhood. Invented by Jake Loniak, The Yamaha-branded Deus Ex Machina concept motorcycle is powered by ultra-capacitors and nano-phoshpate batteries (Just like the […]

IKEA May Be Going Solar

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] IKEA, the company that can fit almost anything into a flat box for easy pick-up, has decided to go green in a big way.  They plan to put $77 million into their GreenTech fund – dedicated to producing “solar panels, efficiency meters, and energy efficient lighting.”  While IKEA has […]