The German parliament's email system was hampered for several hours for more than 4,000 staffers and deputies when hundreds of workers responded to an errant email sent by one staffer named "Babette" to all 4,032 co-workers.
Friday, Jan 27th 2012 (11:00am)
This Onion video, "Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work", may be the single most insightful critique of gadgets and gadget-marketing ever.
Monday, Jan 2nd 2012 (11:17am)
Lord Raiden would approve of this MIT's student's Mortal Kombat theme playing, lightning-spewing hat.
What was your Halloween costume this year? Actually, don't bother answering that, MIT student Tyler Christensen's was (almost) better. He made himself a Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla Coil (DRSSTC), attached it to a rather dapper hat, then had it play "Techno Syndrome" by the Immortals, colloquially known as the "awesome theme song from the first Mortal Kombat movie."
Wednesday, Nov 16th 2011 (3:27am)
Popping coins into a washing machine is almost as much a waste as depositing them into a video game. So why not combine the two? If your wash isn't quite clean from your virtual gaming efforts, you need to deposit even more.
Thursday, Oct 20th 2011 (5:34am)
Engineers at Raytheon-Sarcos in Salt Lake City demonstrated a unique set of tele-operated robotic arms attached to a modified Ditch Witch. With no training at all, one immediately meshes with the feelings and actions of the machine. It mirrored everything one does with their arms, wrists and shoulders.
Tuesday, Oct 18th 2011 (5:04am) | Thanks: Lyzard
Hi-tech sidewalk tiles transform the footsteps of people walking on them into electricity. Since they'll be installed at London's Olympic stadium for the the 2012 Olympics, they'll see a lot of power sources.
A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy.
Monday, Sep 19th 2011 (1:09pm) | Thanks: kooolcat
Adrenalin junkies, step aside: a new base-jumping robot can climb up buildings before deploying a paraglider to fly back down to earth. It is also equipped with an on-board video camera to film the jump.
Monday, Sep 12th 2011 (12:03am)
Several years ago, Rockwell International decided to get into the heavy duty transmission business. We were getting ready to tape our first introduction video, as a warm up, the professional narrator began what has become a legend within the trucking industry. This man should have won an academy for his stellar performance. Now remember this is strictly off the cuff, nothing is written down, this became the biggest talk in the industry, vs our new product which we were introducing. I think you will enjoy this once in a lifetime performance from this gentleman.
Monday, Aug 1st 2011 (3:08am)
There's a scientific field called biomimetics that is all about studying nature and stealing its technology. That makes sense -- if you want to build a flying machine, you start by looking at birds. But the more we study, the more we find that biomimetics isn't just about building a more fishlike boat. Even the smallest, slimiest creatures employ tech that will some day revolutionize everything from solar panels to TV screens.
Friday, Jul 1st 2011 (4:53pm)
A US company called Lytro has announced their revolutionary new camera - one that creates stills where you can focus after, not before the picture is taken.
Thursday, Jun 23rd 2011 (1:33am) | Thanks: poophound
Best beverage of all time?
Nothing! Player's off!
Django Unchained (2012)
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