Post-9/11, New York State legislators decided an enormous casino, opening today, would help the devastated economy. Unfortunately, some pesky laws prohibiting gaming got in the way. No problem! Just replace all the humans with robots. It's like Vegas on Mars.
Today NASA launched its first weather and climate-forecasting satellite. It's designed to collect environmental data, monitor weather patterns, natural disasters and surface temperatures -- all in the aid of better weather and climate prediction.
"We’ve just had report of criminal damage in progress, outside 12 Church walk. An IC2 youth, around 12 years of age, smashing up a car. On an I-grade".
To grab our attention, Firebox has been surprising bloggers with a poster (or #tweetportrait as they're calling it), made up of a bunch of their recent tweets. Step back a few paces, and your horrifically-gurning portrait is revealed. Take a look at the one they sent me (affixed above my messy
Unfortunately not everywhere within our union is equal when it comes to fixed and mobile broadband. It seems Northern Ireland, in particular, is getting screwed according to a recent Ofcom report.
A group of amateurs who humbly describe themselves as a "volunteer-based DIY space program" have set a new record for the highest flight of a powered airship, sending one up 18 miles and well on the way to... space.
Nerd Facebook Google+ has added another collection of decent features to its web interface, now showing "What's Hot" on the network and building "Ripples" infographics to show how posts have been shared with other users.
According to reports, Coldplay's record label EMI is "a little embarrassed" about Coldplay's decision to ban the streaming of its latest album, Mylo Xyloto, on any streaming sites -- including Spotify. Disregarding the fact that Coldplay has gone downhill since A Rush of Blood to the Head and that Chris Martin is Devon's answer to Bono, the band's decision won't change album sales. Here's why:
Sussex Police is conducting an interesting interactive experiment today, putting out a live, multi-channel, multimedia broadcast of its team going about their business, both back in the station and out on the streets.
Cruising down Street View, wondering what lies behind that ornate door? You'll soon be able to virtually poke your nose through certain letter boxes, thanks to Google's new Business Photos tool.
That Bill Gates, he's such a joker. Apparently you shouldn't bother attempting to be a billionaire like him; after a million, it's pretty much the same. I think Roman Abramovich might disagree, what with his frigate-sized yachts, but we get you Bill -- a packet of Walkers is still only 50p. [GeekWire]
According to survey results released by BT today, 20 per cent of grown ups here in the UK have literally never sent an email. Not even accidentally.
As part of the recent Engineering Frosh 2011 event, student engineers at the University of British Columbia answered an age-old question that every aspiring scientist must ask himself, "What happens when I mix these two things and throw it?" [Youtube]
You're the patient? Excellent, please lie down on this table. I'll be your doctor today but will be working from the next room, remotely controlling the needle-wielding robot above you — I'll try not to sneeze! Just kidding. So, who's ready for some eye surgery?
Not only is this fully functional rotisserie small enough to be used indoors, it actually folds down to a briefcase sized package that could even be stashed in the overhead bins on a plane. That 'no smoking' sign in the bathroom only pertains to cigarettes, right?