You know how you feel slightly nervous when you're flagged for a random customs screening? Even when you haven't done anything wrong? Imagine carrying stolen tech, 30 grand cash, and documents from the Chinese government? Listen, guys, I can explain!
When we reviewed Griffin's Beacon back in July, we found it to be one of the easiest to use smartphone universal remote solutions on the market. As long as your smartphone was an iPhone. Android users have had a bit of a wait on their hands, but the Beacon is now available for use with phones and tablets running Android OS 2.3.3 or greater.
Any experiment that ends with an explosion is worth doing, so I can understand why Tech Photo Blog wanted to test a 150 year old flash powder recipe against modern flash technology, even though it didn't stand a chance.
Audio-Technica makes lots of sophisticated audio products that are totally affordable. And then there's this new array of gear. These two pairs of headphones with a matching headphone amp are total audio extravagance.
Can you imagine sleeping in a portaledge, aka a floating freaking tent? It's beyond scary. Look at it! You have to trust the tree branch, the rope attached to the tree branch, your weight and the material of the tent.
A new report on nuclear proliferation is—surprise!—kind of terrifying, revealing some disconcerting facts about nuclear warheads, who has them, and what we don't know. The bottom line: holy hell, we've built a lot of these things.
Firefox 8 is now officially available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The light new version incorporates native Twitter search along with several other tweaks—including a cold shoulder towards third-party add-ons.
The Apple Store App just received a 2.0 update that introduces the previously rumoured "in-store pickups" and EasyPay. EasyPay is especially cool, it's like Apple's self-checkout. system on your iPhone Just grab certain accessories, scan it with the Apple Store app and you've bought the item. Easy peasy. [iTunes]
Winter's coming and it's getting cold. Time to dust off the ol' heating unit and get your home all nice and toasty. But before you strike a match or turn a dial, make sure you're doing so safely.
When I saw the Burj Khalifa in real life I was truly stunned. Indeed, tallest skyscraper in the world defies belief. Today I learned something that also defies belief: all the poop produced there has to be removed by trucks.
In 1943, the US government needed a reliable center for processing the Manhattan Project's nuclear material. Officials chose the 568-acre Hanford site in the deserts of Washington State to house nine nuclear reactors and 143 single-walled, underground waste tanks. Fast-forward 68 years and the US government is still working at Hanford — not as a research facility, but as one of the country's most polluted Superfund sites.
The other week we were playing Scrabble in the pub. We got our arses totally kicked to seven shades of Sunday. We tried to save face and moaned that the board had been sabotaged because of the suspiciously large number of "x"s in the bag, but the honest truth of the matter was this: we were crap.
Chalk another one up to the Anonymous collective and their battle against discrimination, among other things. Anonymous Finland hacked a neo-Nazi site and leaked its membership database embarrassing a Finnish parliamentary aide.
Move on Lenin. Steve Jobs is in town. The town of Plovdiv, the second largest city of Bulgaria. There, kids want to change the name of their technical school from Vladimir Ilyich Lenin to Steve Jobs.