Last summer, Google had to pay $500 million to avoid criminal prosecution by the US government. Using a convicted con artist, the feds caught Google aiding illegal online pharmaceutical sales. The operation—as described by the Wall Street Journal—is movie material.
This video shows the navigation path of Costa Concordia, the ship that ran aground in Italy. Lots of things went wrong after it hit the first rock, but her path reveals that they may have been a steering system failure before that.
The Lockheed U-2 was designed to keep tabs on the Soviet Union over half a century ago. The RQ-4 Global Hawk drone was designed to replace this 50s antique. But how strange you are, fate! The U-2's replacing its successor.
NASA has released a new Blue Marble image, showing the United States of America. According to them, it's the most amazing, highest resolution image of Earth ever. Blue Marble 2012 bests the 2010 edition and the original one.
The original Home Sheep Home was good enough to earn a BAFTA nomination, a clever puzzle game with a quirky sense of humour, and the sequel has been kicking around on the App Store for a while now. Does it recapture the same madcap magic of the original? Or is it no more satisfying than a luke-warm doner kebab?
If you're fed up with Google and the recent policy changes have made you rethink your Google life -- we're here to help you crawl out from under the shadow of the big G, step by step. But only if you really want.
Stem cell research, while controversial, has always been touted as the future of disease treatment. There's more evidence to support that claim, as it turns out that stem cell treatment can help cure blindness.
In the days before Intel, Apple and Google, computing was a much more traditional affair. We're talking levers, gears, and other mechanisms that could all automate counting in some way or other. Russian scientist Vladimir Lukyanov, however, built one that ran on water.
If you thought that Apple's attempts to make a wild west-inspired skin for the iPhone was horrific, think again. What we have here is Sharp's attempt to woo their Japanese market with, uh, a chocolate-themed phone.
Want to add more wrinkles to that ol' brain of yours? Stare at the colored dots on the girl's nose in the photo above for 30 seconds. Then look at a white surface (blank browser, mayhaps) and start blinking. You should see a non-negative image of the girl. WHAT. BRAIN. MELTING. WHAT. OHMYGOD. Yep, that jiggly stuff in your head just processed a negative image. Sweet. [PetaPixel]
This video is exactly what you think it is. Two minutes and two seconds of pure, glorious destruction.
O2's facing a bit of a PR nightmare today! You may have noticed a storm of tweets, Facebook messages and articles already. It’s because O2 is in some potentially very hot water right now; having sent its customers' phone numbers to the sites they visit over its network. And that’s not good in anyone’s book. But how bad is it really?