24-Fingered Head Washing Robot

This Panasonic-branded head washing robot will wash, rinse and dry your hair while massaging your scalp, thanks to its 24 finger design. The robot is due out for commercial release in 2012. [Via Laughing Squid]

Reboot, Reload, and Jiggle the Wire [Music Video]

Ahhhh yeah, this one goes out to all my digital gangsters who work in IT. :) [Youtube]

The Evolution of Hard Drives – 1979-2011 [Pic]

Next year’s model is already in the picture, somewhere between pixels 585 and 586 in the bottom right corner. [howtogeek]

Cellphone Bacteria Uncovers Fecal Fibs

It turns out that all cellphones, even those without apps, can serve as a very particular type of lie detector. And the detector tells us many people are not just liars, but filthy liars. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has been working with Queen Mary, University of London to carry out a […]

Brits get low key take on X-Files style mystery

Residents of a British street have been baffled by their electronic car key fobs suddenly stopping working. It’s led to a host of theories, some more outlandish than others. The BBC reports that the key fobs in Dimond Road, Southampton stopped working last Saturday. It appears to be some sort of problem with interference with […]

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile

Tuesday, the T3 Gadget Awards 2011 named the Galaxy S II “Phone of the Year” —  the first time in 3 years the award hasn’t gone to Apple or HTC.  Today, T-Mobile is releasing their version of the GSII, which is already available on Sprint and AT&T. The T-Mobile GSII is the final version to launch in […]

127-year-old steam car still running

The oldest known working car in the world has sold for $4.6 million at an auction in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The vehicle was made in 1884 and runs on steam. The car was actually made a year before the first experimental design of what we’d now recognize as a petrol engine, which featured in cars built […]

Mindwave + Arduino = Mind-Controlled Car [Video]

B-Reel is not playing around, even though, technically, they are. The production company has rigged up one of those things we thought we’d have in the year 2000: mind-controlled toys. Using a Mindwave headset for measuring brain activity, an Arduino unit and a Processing script, a team of developers managed to hack together what you see […]

Goodbye, Steve Jobs [1955-2011]

Steve Jobs, aged 56,  has died following a longtime battle with cancer. Jobs resigned from his post as CEO of Apple in August 2011. He was counted among the best and most influential of American entrepreneurs. His death was announced by Apple late Wednesday evening. No one wants to die. Even people who want to […]

$50 Aakash Tablet a Reality in India

The Indian government has unveiled a tablet computer that costs just $50. The Aakash (the Hindi word for sky) is made by DataWind, a business created and run by two Canadians but based legally in the UK where it’s previously sold a cheap pocket device which does web surfing and little else. This is truly […]

Ruuuuuuuuunnnnnnn!!!!!! BigDog Now Has a Big Brother!

The AlphaDog Proto is a lab prototype for the Legged Squad Support System, a robot being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA and the US Marine Corps. When fully developed the system will carry 400 lbs of payload on 20-mile missions in rough terrain. The first version of the complete robot will be […]

Anatomy of an Apple Rumor [Infographic]

Rumors are pouring out of Apple HQ all the time–some are insane (looking at you, three-monitored MacBook) and some are dead-on (“lost” iPhone 4, anyone?) But how do the rumors get started, and how, once they’ve been leaked, do they snowball? This infographic was designed by  Chris Kalb for PC Mag. [DViCE]