Nintendo Announces Release Date for 3DS

Nintendo’s 3DS is coming! Just in time for the holiday season—oh, wait. No. Scratch that. Just in time for right after the holidays, sometime in February. If you’re in Japan. For the rest of us we get to wait until March, during that rich retail period around St. Patrick’s Day. So clearly I have some […]

Meet the Jaguar C-X75 Concept Car: A 205 MPH Hybrid

Goodbye, Prius. If you’re the kind of geek who’s been waiting for a hybrid concept to come along that really turns heads, you’re in luck. Today, as part of its 75th anniversary, Jaguar has released one humdinger of a concept car that’s not only drop-dead gorgeous and energy efficient, but it goes fast, my friends. […]

Star Wars Fans Get the Ultimate Phone

For $200 (or considerably lower) you can buy the Motorola Droid 2. And for $249 you can buy the Motorola Droid R2-D2. In one of the all-time great examples of taking a pun to its logical conclusion, Verizon is releasing a special Star Wars-themed edition of its next major smartphone release. The theming covers both […]

Raytheon’s Awesome New XOS Exoskeleton

If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ll remember us posting about Raytheon’s original XOS Exoskeleton back in 2007, and now, the company has released the Mark II version of the suit, which apparently consumes 50% less power than the original. Check it out: Raytheon’s second-generation exoskeleton (XOS 2), essentially a wearable robotics suit, […]

5 Reasons the iPad Makes You (Apparently) Happy

We live in the future, having finally achieved the tablet computer if not our jetpacks. But are we happy? According to CNBC, if you own an iPad you most likely are. A study by the American Consumer Satisfaction index has put Apple high atop the technology tree, as it were, with a whopping 86% satisfaction […]

The Future of Cell Phones According to Mozilla

Mozilla Labs has just released this interest video showing the Mozilla Seabird, a concept phone featuring an 8 Megapixel camera, an embedded Bluetooth dongle, wireless charging, and dual side pico projectors. Check it out, the thing looks pretty darn sexy. [Via Gizmodo]

Don’t IT make you feel good?

Information technology makes you happy — and it’s not just because of earning more money. At least that’s the claim of a new report by the former British Computer Society. The group, now known as “BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT” says its analysis shows the biggest beneficial effects are for women and new users. […]

I, for one, welcome our new quadrotor overlords

Since we’ve already featured GRASP Lab’s amazing Quadrators on GaS in the past, we figured you guys would be interested in seeing some new footage of the drones in action. Enjoy! [Via Videosift]

HD copy protection may have been busted

What’s purported to be the “master key” that protects Blu-ray and other HD content has been published online. But even if it is genuine, it’s debatable how much practical difference there will be. A poster on the Pastebin site, designed for easy sharing of text and code, has published what’s billed as the HDCP master […]

Chattanooga Choo-Choos to Gigabit Broadband

The city of Chattanooga has beaten Google to provide a 1 gigabit broadband service. But while Google is planning to one day offer such services at rates comparable to “regular” broadband, the Chattanooga deal is available today for an eyewatering $350 per month. The service comes from the publicly owned Chattanooga Electric Power Board and […]

Auto-tuning data

BBC News reports that an EU-funded endeavor which includes researchers from the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre has come up with a viable way to improve data integrity (and therefore throughput) over long-reach fiber-optic cables, by essentially “auto-tuning” the data. Essentially, devices interpret a noisy signal a shorter distance down the pipe and “clean […]

Border technology searches challenged in court

The age-old struggle between security and liberty has a new battle: the way border officials deal with electronic devices. The American Civil Liberties Union is leading a lawsuit over the Department of Homeland Security’s policy on laptop searches. It is challenging the DHS’  right to search electronic devices, copy data and even seize the equipment, […]