Cloud Computing the HiveMind

You may have heard Peter Molyneux’s “virtual boy” Milo. He’s the uncanny valley’s answer to the Tamagotchi, and the latest project to take advantage of the Xbox’s “Project Natal.” You can see Milo in the video below: Here’s what I find particularly interesting about Milo. Milo learns. According to James Orry at, no two […]

Belgian user may hold monthly download record

A Belgian internet user downloaded 2.6TB of data in the space of a month according to his (or her) internet service provider. And amazingly the ISP is happy about it. Telenet recently launched a service known as “Vrij Downloaden”. It translates as “free download”, but rather than referring to the price, it appears to be […]

Arc Attack suits up for lightning-proof MIDI guitar

Thanks to ArcAttack, rock and roll concerts no longer need to be postponed by massive thunderstorms. All they need is the new lighting proof MIDI guitar, and of course, a giant Faraday cage suit to keep from getting cooked. While ArcAttack has had guitars in their act before, this is the first time the Tesla […]

Video system designed to capture auto-challenge market

The people behind a new challenge/response test say their video-based system is both more legible to humans and trickier for computers to defeat. NuCaptcha is the latest incarnation of the Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, a particularly convoluted way of producing an acronym that sounds like “capture”. The idea […]

iPhone sex claims hide digital revelations

You may have recently read that, according to some sources, iPhone users have sex more often. Well, that’s not exactly the whole story. The stats behind the reports, however, are quite intriguing, and are part of a study that should pique the interest of even the most intelligent geeks out there. The study was conducted […]

Headlines We Saw Coming: iPad Sees Rise in Digital Comics

Well, duh. While the rest of the world may find such information, courtesy of CNN, to be rather surprising (or something?) the geeks  just nod their heads. Do we get points for being forward-thinking? Probably not. Either way, apparently—shock of shocks—the iPad has given comics a major boost. While everyone’s been busy talking about the […]

Solar Roadway Prototype

Yes, in concept a solar roadway would be amazing, but I see a few problems with the idea. First, these roads could almost only be installed in countries where there is no snow and where the temperature doesn’t get too cold. Oh, the road’s surface could be heated, but wouldn’t that cost more energy than […]

What is a “static kill”?

BP’s name may be mud in environmental circles, but that’s also its latest tactic in the plan to permanently end the biggest accidental oil spill in history. The company is today beginning efforts to stem the flow of oil, which has so far released the equivalent of 4.9 million barrels of liquid, through a technique […]

How Memories are Made [Pic]

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C.R.A.B. – Cybernetic Remote Autonomous Barricade

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’d like to see these things roam around my home town. Somehow, it reminds me of the ED-209 droid that went defective early in the first Robocop movie. Policing has been revolutionised with the introduction of the C.R.A.B. robotic sentry system, due to soon be trialled […]

Apple jailbreaking verdict: what happens next?

As we reported earlier this week, a revised interpretation of copyright laws means it is now legal to jailbreak an iPhone: that is, to modify it so it can run any software, including apps not approved by Apple. But the real question is what difference it will make. From a legal standpoint, the answer appears […]