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CES, or the Consumer Electronics Show, is a trade show held in Las Vegas where new products are announced and demonstrated to the press. This year’s CES just ended January 10th, and it looks like there was a small scandal that occurred. Gizmodo, a popular tech/gadget blog owned by Gawker media, pulled a prank which…

The People Want Their Phones Green

There’s a discussion I was clued into recently, taking place over at a spiked, a reporting website, which describes it self thusly: spiked is an independent online phenomenon dedicated to raising the horizons of humanity by waging a culture war of words against misanthropy, priggishness, prejudice, luddism, illiberalism and irrationalism in all their ancient and…

Not a huge deal, but hey, its exciting to me to get a facade of legitimacy.

Which are you? Which am I??!? My PC, a 2 year old bottom-of-the-line Averatec is on life support. As in, I gotta start planning its funeral quite soon. I can’t say that our life together has been blissful, or that I’m even sad to see it go. And if you wanna know the truth (shhhh),…

So I got this comment on my post about the “Video Game Mind Control” aka the EEG headset made by Emotiv. Thought I would post is to get a bit more visibility. Hi guys, I work at Emotiv and stumbled upon this site by chance. As you guys seem to have the most knowledge in…

Video Game Mind Control

Every gamer’s wet dream—controlling the game with your mind—may soon be a reality. Made by Emotiv, its called Project Epoc, and will be demo’d at the Game Developer’s Conference this week. This wireless headset if fitted with sensors which, I only guess, can detect changes in blood flow in brain regions. That seems like it…

Walking around the gym, watching all those people spinning or walking or treading or ellipsing….wouldn’t it make good sense to harness all that rat-race energy as power? Could you imagine getting a free gym membership for spending a certain amount of time on power-generating machines? Well, seems plausible enough, and may actually be coming to…

Remember when I asked if evil, evil You Tube was really so evil for broadcasting copyrighted material? Well the kerfuffle was over Viacom pulling their content off YouTube and putting it on rising-star video thingy Joost. I was looking at this new-fangled Joost thing, and it *seems* to be TV through the internet, and they…

Maybe I’m just being snarky, but does anyone else find it somewhat amusing that this file photo of the iPhone using GoogleMaps has a big fat Starbucks as the point of interest? Hey potential iPhone users, now you can plan you next trip to Starbucks instead of just tripping over one every 30 feet! Brilliant…

A “study” conducted for computing firm Hewlett Packard warned of a rise in “infomania“, with people becoming addicted to email and text messages and this impacting (what else?) their IQ. This came in 2006, but I just stumbled upon it today and became predicably irate at yet another example of terrible science reporting. The study,…