While most people just want their devices to work so that they can do stuff, some people love tinkering with operating systems. Until now, the tablet sector's been ripe for hacking, but there hasn't been anything that's truly open-source and easy to fiddle with from the get-go. This Spark tablet puts that straight.
Looks like Asus is in for more trouble over the much-heralded but issue plagued Transformer Prime, as at least one retailer has pulled the device from sale over hardware fault complaints from customers.
Complaints over the trustworthiness of the user-generated reviews hosted at TripAdvisor have got the site in trouble with the UK's advertising watchdog, which has told it to stop claiming all reviews are real and can be trusted. Because they might be the work of a random, bored nutcase.
Michael Jordan? Mohammed Ali? Joe Montana? Sit down. The world's most amazing athlete works for NASA. Meet the gigantic, six-legged, tool-wielding robot that can hop around an asteroid. Tiger Woods ain't got nothin'.
A Middlesex University student, Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, designed his fantasy Android mobile, making it a little more interesting than many of the black slabs out there by wrapping in a bamboo case. After posting his concept online, a "technology entrepreneur" came forward to help get it made and sold.
In a series of new experiments, scientists have been able to use a computer to decipher brain activity. So what, huh? Well, the computer can reconstruct those signals into the actual words the participants are thinking about. It can read your mind.
It’s said that Sir Jimmy Savile’s final words were: “I oversaw the age of the train. The fact that I won’t oversee the age of the tablet computer has broken my heart. Goodbye world.” More or less – we might have embellished some of that a little bit.
The UK government has launched the first public beta test version of its newly built web site, which aims to save around £50m per year in costs by combining all the government's current sites into one massive new super-web-presence.
Clark Griswold? Amateur. This is how you put on a light show—the 2012 Light Festival at Ghent, Belgium. And this 28 meter tall cathedral, the Luminarie Cagna, was its centrepiece.
A new attack by the Anonymous crusaders has targeted neo-Nazi groups in the US, leaking their private emails online. It turns out one of the racist groups is in love with our wonky-faced racist leader Nick Griffin.
You can't beat an old rocker flying in the face of the man. Neil Young has decided to let everyone know what he thinks about piracy, and it turns out he's probably a fan of Megaupload.
The conquering of traditional film by video technology is a story whose outcome was perhaps decided years ago. But there remain the hangers-on who fight in the name of those grainy, flickering, celluloid strips. "Side by Side" is a documentary produced by Keanu Reeves (seriously), which examines the transition from film to video in the world of movies.
Washing machines committing suicide (or being injected with a lethal brick depending on your perspective) are home appliances' gift to the internet. It's like the machines are realising their full comedic potential! This one, in particular, is awesome because of how meticulously it breaks down. Little by little, piece by piece, you can't look away. [G4TV]