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]

The Evolution of the Big Dog Robotic Mule [Video]

We’ve posted about Big Dog quite often on [GaS] in the past, so I thought you guys would enjoy seeing this video showing the evolution of Boston Dynamics’ robotic mule throughout the years. Enjoy! [Via]

E-Ink Technology Explained & Color E-Ink [Video]

In the following video, Sriram Peruvemba, vice president of marketing at Eink, explains how the technology behind E-Ink displays actually work. He then goes on to talk about future developments in the technology. Check it out: [Via]

Facebook and Twitter Team Up

Facebook was quick to respond to the flight of people over to Google+ when it launched, with a new feature that easily targets what groups can see your status updates. Now the social media giant has teamed up with Twitter in a move to block out Google’s attempt at getting a foothold in the market. […]

The Raincatch [Video]

Raincatch from Hyeona Yang on Vimeo. This is a fascinating invention that appears to serve no practical function.* The idea: collect rainwater, purify it in your raincoat, and store it to drink through a straw while walking in the rain. I think. As a water purifier, it sounds great. As a raincoat, awesome. But having […]

New Self-Inflating Tire Technology [Video]

Check out this short video showcasing the technology behind the pumptire as well as a prototype demo showing a pressure rise from 22-52psi as the tire is being used. [Via Neatorama]

Chloe Holmes’ Amazing Bionic Hand

15-year-old Swindon, UK-resident Chloe Holmes has become the youngest person in Europe to be fitted with a bionic hand. After contracting chicken pox as a toddler, Chloe came down with septicemia, which claimed the young girl’s fingers. Her whole life she’s been wearing rubber hands which would cover up her lack of fingers, but were […]

Stupid Robots Are Stupid [Video]

Set aside your fears of SkyNet and Asimovian human enslavement; if they are anything like these, I for one welcome our robot overlords. Bucking the trend of super-smart robot developments, Bacarobo participants seek to build the stupidest, least useful automated machines ever. Bacarobo, the Stupid Robot Championship, is a showcase for just such robots. The […]

Extending battery life is a walk in the park

University of Wisconsin researchers have come up with a way of converting human motion into energy to power a smartphone. But they say a commercial model is years away. While the principle of using kinetic energy from a person walking to power a device has been explored in the past, Tom Krupenkin and Ashley Taylor […]