Tech Guy Gives Lesson in Security and Good Manners to Wi-Fi Stealing Lady

When she calls Leo Laporte’s show claiming her Wi-Fi Internet access has suddenly “disappeared”, a lady gets served a lesson in security and good manners by the tech guy himself.

Random cam site offers a revealing look at the Internet user base

There seem to be two main requirements for a social-based internet site to catch on with the online public: it should do one task very simply, and it should attract enough users to reach a critical mass. Chatroulette.com is not a particularly great site, neither is it a useful one. It will probably never change […]

Discussion Group Shows Geeks are Social

How can fictional stories incorporate technology? What does the future hold for Wikipedia’s sister projects? And is it fair to say that social media sucks? These are just some of the questions which were under discussion at the latest meeting of Brrism, a group based in Bristol, England, which brings together people from a diverse […]

A Date with a Dragon Down the Carpal Tunnel

So you might have noticed that I’ve gone quiet the last couple of weeks. All signals have been cut, so to speak, since I’ve got the geeky equivalent of a mogul skier’s torn ACL: that is, carpal tunnel syndrome (or, perhaps, RSI). It blows. In every respect it sucks. It’s all-encompassing pain, and it’s a […]

Can you get an iPhone for 33% less?

Fans of style, beauty and multi-function convergence should be warned that this article may not make for pretty reading. But thanks to a range of gadgets, it is indeed possible in some circumstances to get most of the functionality of an iPhone at a far lower cost. For this exercise, the idea is to still […]

Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality maps

In a demo that drew gasps at TED2010, Microsoft Live Labs architect Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos a new augmented-reality mapping technology that is being implemented within Bing Maps right now. Check it out:

Google hypes 1Gb broadband

Google is preparing to test a 1 gigabit broadband service in the US. Just to recap, that’s 1000 megabits per second. Put another way, that’s the theoretical ability to download a DVD in 37 seconds. The plan is to work in partnership with local and state governments to set-up fiber-optic networks reaching between 50,000 and […]

Google Buzz Spoof

I don’t know what it is with Google products, but as soon as the company releases something new, it always takes less than 24 hours before people start releasing spoofs about said products on the web. The following one makes fun of Google Buzz, which we quite like by the way!

So why *did* Google buy a TV slot?

Two days later and people are still wondering why exactly Google chose to advertise on television for the first time during the SuperBowl. But while the commercial probably won’t have introduced Google to anyone for the first time, there are still some valid reasons to have made the move: It got people talking. Most of […]

Google Ad Spoof: Is Tiger Woods Feeling Lucky Today?

As Tiger Woods recovers from a car accident and contends with reports of philandering, Slate V imagines what the golfing great might be typing into that familiar white search bar (with apologies to Google’s new ad campaign). [Via TechEblog]

Verizon Wireless blocking is un4chanate for board users

Controversial message board site 4chan claims it has been blocked by Verizon Wireless. It’s the second time it has made such a claim against a major internet provider, following on from similar accusations against AT&T last summer. If you’ve never come across 4chan, it’s technically a collection of image-sharing boards, though one such board (known […]