Steampunk Gift Ideas

There’s a certain aesthetic that goes hand in hand with steampunk—the brass, the cogs, the gears, the glass. Part magic, part science, part history, it’s become one of the more recognizable subcultures in a long time. It’s inherently geeky and sexy. But, for me anyway, real steampunk artistry is beyond just looking good. It’s about […]

Awesome New Google Chrome Promo Video

The folks at Google have just released an awesome new video promoting the Chrome browser with its many features. Check it out: [Download Google Chrome]

Brits hit with special tax to pay for broadband

The British government has confirmed it will introduce a tax on phone lines, designed to fund expansion of broadband services across the vast majority of the country. But the electoral timetable makes it questionable how long the tax would apply for, if at all. The aim of the tax is to subsidize extending broadband to […]

The Internet Is…

Some rather surprising revelations about what the Internet truly is: Did you know that the Internet is just a bunch of fax machines expressing the thoughts of someone who lived 8,000 years ago? [Via BuzzFeed]

$499: the price of a blogger-techies feud

What do you get when you cross a leading blogger, a technology idea and a copyright dispute? Unfortunately the answer is a product so overpriced as to be pointless. Last year, Michael Arrington (pictured) of TechCrunch (a major blog which has its content republished to the Washington Post) began work on an idea he had […]

… has just been scammed in FarmVille!

Even for those of you who don’t play Zynga’s Facebook games, if you’re on the social networking site at all, you’ve definitely heard of them. Because you’ve probably seen a lot of updates like this: “Jane found a sad, lonely black kitten on their farm! Oh no!” or “John just conjured up a few too […]

Free Snail-Mail Postcards Courtesy of Google

It’s hard to get surprised in the era of “right here, right now.” I mean, receiving emails from relatives and friends is pretty common these days, so even if it’s for a special occasion such as Christmas, we tend to shrug them off pretty easily. But getting a real postcard in your mailbox? Well, there’s […]

Using Twitter on your AT&T Phone? Meet the 677 Page Phone Bill!

If you’re a heavy “twitterer” and are using the service on your AT&T smartphone, be sure to sign up for unlimited data, texting and ebilling, otherwise you may end up with a 677 page phone bill like the guy below. [Via TechEblog]

Is Anyone Riding the Google Wave?

As excited as I was about Google Wave, right out of the gate, I’m still scratching my head wondering exactly what it’ll do for me in the long run. Yes, I can see how it might help collaborative projects, which is fine. But there are a few glaring issues that—even though the product is in […]

Twitter Stream on Giant Electronic Billboard Fail

Even though it seems like a great idea, putting a live twitter stream on a giant electronic billboard is just something that could put some people into really deep trouble, as shown by the picture below. [Via Buzzfeed]

Apple’s Schiller approves of app approvals

A senior Apple executive has refused to apologize for problems with the approval process for applications with the iPhone app store. That’s despite a combination of developers complaining that perfectly good apps get delayed or rejected, and some clearly inappropriate apps make the cut. To recap some notable decisions, Apple has said “yes” to a […]

AOL Previews New Rebranded Ugliness

You knew it was coming. Or chances are you didn’t, because the likelihood of you using AOL and reading Geeks Are Sexy are kinda slim. As Gigaom reports, and about fifteen people might have noticed, AOL is rebranding. Yes, another dinosaur of the early internet boom is going for a redesigned look, in a rather […]