The Encyclopaedia Britannica, which is the most "scholarly of encyclopaedias" according to Wikipedia (heh), is about to release a new iPad app. It costs about £1.30 a month to subscribe to their knowledge base, which is cheaper than the £750 odd for the print set but far, far more expensive than Wikipedia's freeeeeee.
China has successfully launched the Tiangong-1, its first space lab. It's the first of a series of small test stations, and the first step towards the Country's goal of having a 60-ton space station in orbit by 2020.
We're going to put someone on an asteroid by 2025. Crazy. But the gravity on asteroids is so weak that we won't stick to it. NASA plans to harpoon an asteroid like a giant space-whale. Now that's my kinda crazy!
I'm not gonna name names, but someone just mentioned paying for weed with a Square account. It'd be equally easy to use Paypal, Venmo, Bitcoin (RIP) or any of the myriad mobile payment systems that allow you to send money from your phone.
Time-lapse videos are can be pretty sweet—if you have the patience to make them. And if you're not tech savvy enough to build your own camera and timer setup, the Brinno GardenWatchCam (all one word, ughhh) delivers a completely self-contained rig to do just that.
It's like mountaineering but in reverse—canyoning mixes aspects of hiking, rappelling and spelunking as you make way through deep crags and crevasses. But down in a canyon, a boulder on your arm is just one of the many things that can go wrong.
There's a reason we crowned Jeff Bezos the next Steve Jobs: he's cool, composed, stylish, and bald. And now you can see his ascension in motion, as he pitched the world on the new Kindle family. Nice jacket, Jeff.
OK. Seriously. The Shake Weight was one thing. But I can understand how that was just an innocent female-oriented workout aid that was appropriated by immature internet cads. But this thing? There's no way it's not overtly about jerking off.
Flickr, who should have jumped on the Instagram filter train earlier, has finally put out an Android app and along with letting you scan photostreams, upload pictures, share photos to other social networks, you can also take filterized pictures. Woot!
Wilnelia Rivera Caraballo, a 19-year-old girl, got a little tipsy and felt empowered to rob a store. So she armed herself with a toy "Uzi-type" gun, a clear plastic mask and went to work. Too bad there was a keen worker who outwitted the dimwitted half of Bonnie and Clyde.
Seeing stars when you're bonked on the head isn't just for cartoon characters. That phantom astrological event happens in real life, too. It's pretty weird.
Samsung now pays Microsoft for the privilege of selling Android phones. Of course, it's being called a "partnership." And yes, we've seen this before: Microsoft also strong armed HTC into giving them a cut of the profits for every Android device sold.
Now look, we’re not ones to judge. Shadowgun is a third-person shooter that’s blatantly, obviously a complete Gears of War rip-off. Developers Madfinger Games have been rummaging around the dustbins behind Epic HQ, and they’re using the old imitation/flattery chestnut to dance around the inevitable opprobrium.