Geeks Are Sexy Featured on Discovery News Podcast

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] A few weeks ago we received a message from the fantastic guys over at the Discovery News Friday Feedbag podcast.  It seems one of their loyal listeners passed along a story of ours and they liked it so much they asked us if we’d like to do a little interview […]

You Are Invited to a Funeral

Even though the date of death is March 1, 2010. If you cannot attend, you may leave your remembrances. [via Metafilter]

Planning for your pet’s care when you’re gone — way gone

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] In recent years, the web has draped its sticky silk over most of our lives.  There’s a web site now for just about every social interaction, business transaction, coming attraction, and useless distraction in which people may engage.  Yet startups still keep finding opportunities that have not been […]

Music for the Disembodied: Holographic Talking Heads by Neurosonics

You try and come up with a better headline. My first thought is that this looks like something out of a Futurama episode. The only way it would be any cooler is if they had used the cast of Star Trek as heads. (via Neatorama)

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. 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 […]