I thought the class Homer had to take to become a monorail driver was a tongue-in-cheek look at what it takes to operate the trains of tomorrow. But glancing through this Disneyland Operator Guide from 1966, it doesn't look that difficult.
GiffGaff’s feeling the strain of its low cost user-powered business model. It left some customers without a connection for three weeks and managed to mix up users’ numbers for days, in its biggest gaff yet.
It was almost definitely not the first time Apple thought about how to revolutionise textbooks and education, but Joe Peters and a couple of Apple interns won its annual iContest, "sort of an American Idol for great ideas that gives interns a chance to present their best thoughts to executives," by presenting a plan for cheap digital textbooks to enthusiastic Apple execs back in 2008, two years before the iPad was loosed on the world.
British game developer Richard Garriott went to space on October 2008. He took a camera with him and filmed a little short called Apogee of Fear starring him, two American astronauts, one cosmonaut and his mum.
We tend to think of corporations as monolithic, singular entities. But they're not. They're just companies, normal companies run by normal people — people that really, really loved downloading stuff from MegaUpload while on the clock.
MegaUpload's founder, Kim Dotcom, was arrested in New Zealand with at least three other MU employees as part of federal actions against the file-sharing website today. And the four had better get used to their cells, they'll be there through the weekend as a North Shore District Court denies their request for bail.
There seems to be a rash of tech at the moment that's designed to integrate your iPad into a portable recording studio. This looks like one of the most exciting so far, though: I think it might even make me famous.
What do you spend your cash on when you're milking the hell out of the internet with your very own filesharing supersite? Buy things like a Rolls-Royce Phantom with a license plate reading "GOD." Now, the government owns it!
Anonymous has sure been quiet lately, but today's federal bust of Megaupload riled 'em up good: a retaliatory strike against DoJ.gov has left it completely dead.
Google just reported its earnings results from the most recent financial quarter, and while there's not too much to go on yet, it's notable that for the first time, the company took in over $10 billion (around £6.5 billion) of revenue in a single three-month period.
Google announced today that while it might have 90 million Google+ users, it has 250 million people using its Android handsets. That's 700,000 activations per day, on average, with over 11 billion downloads from the Android market in all.
Akai's original MPC revolutionized music forever by combining all of the tools a producer needs—a sampler, mixer, multi-track recorder and editor—in one device. The new ultra-portable iPad version of the hardware might do the same thing for a new generation.
You may not be able to afford it, but Apple's textbook transformation is pretty neat. Its hands-on time, class. Find a cozy seat, use your indoor voices, and read along with Gizmodo. Today's lesson: Science!
I've always assumed that animals gradually become endangered over a long periods of time, like many decades. But I was totally wrong: a bat species that once swarmed caves in North America has lurched towards extinction in just six years.