How QWERTY Conquered Keyboards

There’s a big chance your keyboard says QWERTY. In this episode of Vox’s Overrated, Phil Edwards investigates the keyboard’s history. [VOX]

An Air Conditioner That Works Without Electricity

Sure, most people in first world countries take air conditioning for granted, but for people living in Africa or India where many do not even have electricity, AC is a luxury the vast majority cannot afford. But now, thanks to the people from New Delhi’s Ant Studio, cooling your home without electricity is now a […]

Amazon Working On Alexa Glasses

Amazon is said to be developing a pair of smart glasses. Unlike the controversial Google Glass, they won’t involve cameras or screens and instead will simply be another way to use the Alexa personal assistant. The idea seems to be to make it easier to use Alexa on a smartphone without needing to dig the […]

YouTube Battles Twitch With ‘Sponsorship’ Program

YouTube is to expand a program letting game streamers earn money directly from viewers. It comes across as a clear attempt to compete with the success of Twitch. Though the Sponsorships program already existed in beta form, it was largely downplayed in favour of a separate scheme for paid access to view a channel. That’s […]

Upcoming Wireless Charger ‘Doesn’t Need Pad’

Genuinely wireless charging could be on the way according to one manufacturer that says its tweaked Qi charging. It would mean an end to having to line up devices on a ‘wireless’ pad. The Pi charger, expected to ship next year for under $200, can reportedly charge up to four or five devices at once. […]

Free eBook: Linux Networking Cookbook (a $17 Value) – FREE For a Limited Time

For today’s free eBook, we’re offering you the Linux Networking Cookbook (a $17 value) for free! Move beyond the basics of how a Linux machine works and gain a better understanding of Linux networks and their configuration. This is a hands-on solution guide to building, maintaining, and securing a network using Linux. What You Will […]

Dual-Arm Robot Conducts Symphony Orchestra [Video]

YuMi, the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm robot, has made its debut at the opera by conducting Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Italy, after being invited by Mr. Bocelli. Among the guests was ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, under whose leadership YuMi was developed. The unique […]

FREE eBook: Penetration Testing – A Survival Guide ($55 Value)

Today on Geeks are Sexy, we’re offering you “Penetration Testing – A Survival Guide” ($55 Value) from Packt Publishing for free! The need for penetration testers has grown well over what the IT industry ever anticipated. Running just a vulnerability scanner is no longer an effective method to determine whether a business is truly secure. […]

NES Classic Returns Next Year

Nintendo is bringing back the NES Classic – but not until Summer 2018. It’s also extending supplies of the SNES Classic. After initial batches proved nowhere close to supplying demand, Nintendo originally said it would not be making any more of the NES Classic because its resources were tied up in another project, which turned […]

Tesla Remotely Extends Electric Car Range In Florida

Tesla has remotely unlocked the ability for Florida drivers fleeing Hurricane Irma to get an extra 30 to 40 miles in an electric car without recharging. It’s a temporary measure that highlighted an usual element to the battery capacity. Early Model S and Model X Tesla cars came with a standard 75 kWh battery pack, […]

Kid Clothes Could Grow With Them

A new design could make kids clothes that fit the same child from three months to three years old. Ryan Yasin has won the James Dyson award for his work on the Petit Pli clothing range. Yasin aimed to overcome one of the most frustrating problems for parents: the way very young children outgrow clothes […]

Quantum Computing Gets New Approach

Australian researchers say they’ve found a way to achieve quantum computing with existing chip manufacturing. The “flip-flop qubit” could dramatically cut production time and cost for quantum computers. The basic concept of quantum computers is to take advantage of the way subatomic particles can exist in multiple states simultaneously. That makes it possible to store […]