Microsoft Planning Home Invasion

With Windows 8, Microsoft is already trying to blur the lines between operating systems on pocket, portable, and desktop devices. Now it is working on an operating system for your entire home. The company has published a research document (PDF) on an ongoing project to make a system named HomeOS. There’s no sign of a […]

Moore’s Law Could Be No More

Moore’s law is already slowing down and will collapse within a decade according to Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist. He believes physical limitations are already beginning to come into play. Exactly what “Moore’s law” means is a somewhat vague term, and the definition has varied over the years since Gordon E Moore wrote in a […]

The Festo SmartInversion: A Machine That Moves Through the Air by Turning Itself Inside Out

Festo, the awesome company behind some of the most amazing robots we’ve ever seen, has recently released a video featuring their new flying machine: the Festo SmartInversion. SmartInversion is a helium-filled flying object that moves through the air by turning inside-out. This constant, rhythmically pulsating movement is known as inversion and gives the flight model […]

Subtitle Glasses for Hearing Impaired Theatre Experience

Movies are a passion of mine. I relish in the visual wonders and audio experience of these cinematic achievements. However, there are those of us who are not so fortunate and by one means or another may lack one of the senses used to appreciate films. But now, thanks to science (and Sony Entertainment teaming […]

Billionaires See Space as a Goldmine

What’s the best way to become a millionaire mining precious metals from asteroids? The answer may well be to start out as a billionaire. Yes, a group that can only be described as the super-rich is planning to use remote controlled spacecraft to get gold, platinum, and fuel from rocks as they approach the Earth. […]

ZX Spectrum turns 30

Today marks the 30th anniversary of a truly important date in computing history: the release of the ZX Spectrum. The Spectrum was by no means the first home computer. It wasn’t the first home computer that came pre-assembled in an affordable package. It wasn’t the first home computer that allowed children to develop programming skills. […]

This Custom Built Home Theater Set Top PC is Amazing

Oh to dream a dream. This intrepid machinist apprentice was looking for a front end media streaming PC for a home theater system he had yet to own. After searching around, he couldn’t find anything that quite fit his needs, and began to become frustrated. But he had time and easy access to a machine […]

Last Ride for Space Shuttle Discovery

It was a sad day when they announced the discontinuation of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. This certainly marked an end of an era. Perhaps someday when they decide space exploration is worth their money again, or when a giant meteor is headed toward earth, NASA will again be sending shuttles into space. Today marks the […]

A Magical Tale (With Augmented Reality) [Video]

Marco Tempest spins a beautiful story of what magic is, how it entertains us and how it highlights our humanity — all while working extraordinary illusions with his hands and an augmented reality machine. [TED]

Boston Dynamics’ PETMAN Robot Can Now Climb Stairs [Video]

This video shows versions of DARPA and Boston Dynamics robots climbing stairs, walking on a treadmill and doing pushups. A modified platform resembling these robots is expected to be used as government-funded equipment (GFE) for performers in Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge. The GFE Platform is expected to have two arms, […]

Want to See an iPad Being Born?

Want to watch an iPad being born at the hands of migrant workers in China’s Foxconn mega-complex? Of course you do. Who would want to watch that cute bundle of your money become a high tech piece of computer hardware? Foxconn, a massive production facility in China, is the birthplace of many Apple iPads every […]

Robot Cuts Off Top Of Human Head For Charity [Video]

He’s only cutting off the person’s hair, fortunately! The hair does count as the top of someone’s head, doesn’t it? The Multi-Arm UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) demonstrates its dexterity by shaving a volunteer’s head to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity committed in funding research for finding a cure for childhood cancer. […]