When I was a kid, I'm not sure how old, I got a little red Panasonic RQ-44A cassette player for Christmas. I learned about design, music, and even audio engineering on it. I still kind of miss it.
Robots can't have feelings. But humans develop feelings for them. You know, like R2-D2 in Star Wars. Or like Scooby Doo, a real life small robot that saved the day 19 times. This is his single-tear story.
If Twitter is useful for anything beyond a flamethrower of breaking news and URL errata, it's forcing us to be considerate about language—we have to use space wisely. Unfortunately, the hashtag is ruining talking. #NotGonnaLie
This man is holding an image of a sword that doesn't exist in real life. In fact, it doesn't even really exist yet in a virtual world—he paid £10,400 for a game sword that he can't play yet.
If you are cooking this holidays (or ever) you will love this MAGIC tip: how to peel a whole head of garlic in less than ten seconds. It just requires two bowls and some shaking. Aaaah-mazing. [Thanks Joe!]
Welcome to our annual New Smartphone Set Up Guide. Someone thought enough of you to help replace that dumb ol' brick you've been lugging around these past few years. Now what?
Have you ever wondered why there are so many amazing videos of Earth from orbit nowadays? The answer is simple: the amazing low-light performance of current DSLR cameras, like the Nikon D3 used by Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum.
A leaked Windows Phone roadmap shows what we've got to look forward to in 2012. In the short term a batch of cheapy phones for the masses, but by the end of next year we could be looking at "superphones".
I always wanted to live in a lighthouse. Now I want to live in a lighthouse reformed like the Round Tower, this old English building that was restored and extended into a dream house by architects De Matos Ryan.
How do you get a 45,000 pound plane up to launch speed on a 270-foot aircraft carrier runway? With a giant, steam-powered catapults of course. Jörg Sprave would be so proud.
Here's a new video of Rollerman, the real-life superhero that suffered a mutation which caused Rollerblade skates to grow on every part of his body. Rollerman is the alter-ego of Jean-Yves Blondeau. And who is Jean-Yves Blondeau, you ask?
Like the prologue of any robopocalypse movie where the machines rise up to destroy us, most of the robots we hear about do things we could do, but don't want to. They mop our floors. They put together cars. They die for us.
If you've been extra super special good over the past year, you might have woken up on Christmas Day with a brand spanking new SLR camera under the Christmas tree.