So what's a "Baselworld" when it's at home? This trade show for the watch and jewellery industry is organised annually in the city of Basel, Switzerland, featuring 2,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries. The place is stuffed to bursting with movers and shakers in the world of timekeeping, all of them touting their wares. Here's a rundown of the best watches we've seen.
You know how holding fireworks is one of those things you're not supposed to do unless you're a chav with a lust for amputation? The exception to that rule is the Israeli Defense Force.
Whether you like it or not, Sky's fancy new F1 channel launches tonight at 8pm in preparation for the 2012 season. Right on cue it's popped up on Sky Go too, so even if you're not in front of your TV you can still watch Sky Sports F1 from wherever you are, as long as you've got a laptop, phone or tablet (including Android).
Giz UK got its grubby mitts on the G-Shock GB-6900 at Baselworld 2012 watch fair, the super-tough digital watch that features a low-power Bluetooth 4.0 chip for two-way communication with a smartphone. It hasn't been released in Europe yet, and according to the G-Shock Research and Development team, I was the first person from the UK to try it on.
There's nothing quite as funny as watching people hurt themselves. Not seriously of course; that'd just be creepy. But there's something hilarious about people walking or crashing into things, especially when it's live on air. Ouch.
We have a fantastic community here at Giz UK (yep, that includes you), and when we put our minds to it, we can do anything -- including setting up our own Minecraft server for a bit of Giz UK-crafting.
Though you might expect a company whose business model is based around sharing installations of Windows via the web to have thought about licensing... you'd be wrong. Microsoft is claiming that OnLive — the company intent on delivering Windows to your iPad — violates its Windows 7 licensing agreements.
This is by far the best stop-motion I've seen since Wallace and Gromit. It's the sheer inventiveness that's just so good. Chopping, dicing, mixing and grinding; watch a man make fresh guacamole out of everyday objects and, err, a bowl of grenades he just happens to have laying around.
The first phone from Sony now it's dumped the Ericsson bit of its name, the Xperia S builds on last year's excellent Xperia Arc and Arc S to offer an even bigger, faster and more refined entry into the higher levels of Android hardware.
Is this a ineffective tent with a hole at the top? Of course not. Maybe it's lasers shooting out of an angry pimple? That's even farther off. Perhaps it's a barnacle with slimy arms clinging to a ship's hull for dear life? Not quite, but close. The answer is a lot more historical than that.
Orbital debris is a large and growing problem, and no one is quite sure how to deal with it -- polar lasers, nets and other concepts are still merely ideas. But we should at least monitor all that space trash, to be certain where it is and whether it's heading for something we want to protect, like the ISS or a military satellite. The US Air Force's new Space Fence, designed to keep an eye on space trash, is getting closer to reality.