Ray Tomlinson, who developed what we now know as email, has died at the age of 74. As well as the technology itself, he created the use of the @ sign in addresses. Tomlinson worked at tech firm Bolt, Beranek and Newman and developed some key technologies for ARPANET, the military network that lay the […]
Six Flags plans to add a virtual reality option to its rollercoasters for people who don’t find the real thing terrifying enough. The idea is to use headsets to provide themed video to watch while riding two existing rides at nine parks. One is the Superman ride, with the video making it appear you are […]
Dr Judah Levine is one of the key figures in developing ways to reliably keep time with a computer rather than an atomic clock, including the system that keeps consistent time across the Internet. Here he talks about his work… and why he doesn’t wear a watch. [Via: Laughing Squid]
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Daredevil Mischo Erban has set a new world record for using an electric skateboard, hitting 59.55 miles per hour over a 100 meter distance. The “electric longboard” uses two batteries and has individual motors for each wheel, with the motors based on those from an early 1990s hard drive. Terrifying as the ride must have been, […]
We’ve previously covered Boston Dynamic’s attempts to create robots which use the shape and structure of humans and animals. Tech investor Steve Jurvetson recently took the company’s robot dog ‘Spot’ for a walk and encountered a real-life canine who didn’t seem intimidated by his oversized counterpart.
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An Australian prisoner who denied having a cellphone has produced evidence to the contrary — via his rectum. The Triple murderer is in a Supermax facility and has repeatedly breached bans on owning cellphones, including at one point updating his Facebook status. After the latest handset sighting, the man denied having a handset even after […]