Robo-Teacher: Computer That Can Sense Boredom

Photo Credit: Sybren A. Stüvel The University of Notre Dame has produced the next phase of the robot take-over: now they’re teaching us. And they’re teaching us almost better than we can teach ourselves. Next on the robo-invasion master plan: indoctrinate the young. “AutoTutor” and “Affective AutoTutor” is a new technology that can read moods […]

Adorable, crocheted Matthew McConaughey gives SXSW advice!

Everyone remember when Matthew McConaughey was busted in Austin for playing the bongos neked? Well, CraftyIsCool has crocheted him in the buff, with just his bongos, and he’s spewing out cool advice for first-timers to SXSW! Want to know where to go or what to do in Austin? Check out Tolly Moseley interviewing McConaughey for […]

App Review: Wake Up Refreshed Using Science on Your iPhone with Sleep Cycle

When you use a regular alarm clock, it’s a total lottery whether it will strike when you’re at the end of a sleep cycle or in the middle of one. When you’re in the middle of a sleep cycle, you’ll find that you’ll wake up groggy and with that feeling of an anvil pressing you […]

SpeechJammer can Shut You Up!

Ever find yourself in a theater and some yammering twit is spelling out each detail of the plot to his kids, or some punk teen is adding his own commentary to make the film funnier? I bet you wish you had a device that could stop them mid-sentence and shut them the hell up without […]

Show Biz Ain’t Nothing Compared To Science

The world is definitely catching on at how sexy us geeks are. Science is the future; we’re the ones who are going to build the robot that’s going to kick your robot’s ass. It’s time for the spotlight to swivel over to the scientists who are changing the world, and are going to change the […]

Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme

Insert obligatory “I for one” joke of your choice here. Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame. The quadrotors play this “couch guitar” by flying over guitar strings stretched across […]

Contest: Imagining the Hospital of the Future ($100 Amazon Gift Certificate)

Edit: We’re going to contact the winner in a day or two! Stay tuned! We saw this post about what hospitals will be like in the near future over at National Geographic and while we thought it was interesting, we thought it would be fun for our readers to brainstorm other ideas in the comments […]

The Greatest Hits of Hacks [Video]

Avi Rubin, professor of computer science and director of Health and Medical Security Lab at Johns Hopkins University, gives us a run-down of some incredible hacks and attacks that he and others in the field of computer security have managed to successfully perform. It’s pretty terrifying that they manage to hack everything from getting a […]

Google The Right Way [Infographic]

This is a bit of an older infographic, but I was talking to someone the other day and they were planning to do some research and was complaining about how she had to scroll through pages and pages on Google to find something useful. I asked what she searched for. She told me she searched […]

High-tech ad is only for the ladies

A charity trying to improve life for girls has launched an interactive advertisement designed to give males a brief taste of discrimination. Plan UK has launched the ad in a display on a bus stop in London’s Oxford Street, the British capital’s busiest shopping district. The display, which will be in place for two weeks, […]

Titan – A Home Away From Home

Photo Credit: Jason Major Scientists and geeks all over the world salivate at the thought of extra-terrestrial life. Within our solar system, Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, provided the most likely candidate since it has stable bodies of surface liquid. Unfortunately, our tremendous efforts to find out if there may be Titanites that we […]

9 Ways Geeks Have Inherited the Earth

By R. S. Guest Blogger Share It’s safe to say that we now live in a geek’s world. One only has to look at the way gadgets and the Internet dominate every aspect of modern existence. Geeks are essential to the normal functioning of billions of lives daily. Without them, civilization as we know it […]