Morale at the US spook agency the NSA has plummeted, according to an officialish survey.
In metal, it’s always about what bands are heavier. Well how about a band that’s actually comprised of heavy metal, namely the robot band Compressorhead? We at TGD have been fascinated by the concept of a robot band that’s programmed to play metal classics, and they just played in New York as part of a General Electric celebration of “Brilliant Machines.”
Asus is all set to launch its mini phone/tablet hybrid later this week. However, pictures of the Asus Padfone Mini are already circulating online and can be viewed below.
The prospect of turning coal into fluorescent particles may sound too good to be true, but the possibility exists, thanks to scientists at Rice University.
Popular television shows such as “Doctor Who” have brought the idea of time travel into the vernacular of popular culture. But problem of time travel is even more complicated than one might think. LSU’s Mark Wilde has shown that it would theoretically be possible for time travelers to copy quantum data from the past.
Quantum entanglement is one of the more bizarre theories to come out of the study of quantum mechanics — so strange, in fact, that Albert Einstein famously referred to it as "spooky action at a distance."
NASA's visualization (video) below shows the position of the sun's magnetic fields from January 1997 to December 2013.
Two tiny, cube-shaped research satellites hitched a ride to Earth orbit to validate new hardware and software technologies for future NASA Earth-observing instruments.
The cube satellites, or “CubeSats,” which typically have a volume of exactly 33.814 ounces (1 liter), were launched on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket late last week from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base as part of the NROL-39 GEMSat mission.
How up would you be for buying a Toyota Prius convertible? That was one of the primary under the radar surprises Toyota showcased at the recent Tokyo Motor Show in the form of the Aqua Air concept.
One of the funny things about the wind-power-and-birds controversy is that the folks who most frequently raise the issue are political conservatives who otherwise show little regard for the state of wildlife or the environment.
Okay, so you know by now we’re getting another Terminator movie in the summer of 2015, and casting is rcoming together right now. Now reports have come in that The Terminator will be back on television as well.
We knew that with the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug last week that the first official reviews were just around the corner. Well, they’re now officially in, and the verdict is...
Andy Serkis, the actor who has perfected the art of motion capture, announced that he would be starting his own company, Imaginarium, and that one of the projects he would be making would be George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Who could be better to bring this to the big screen with the help of motion capture, right?
Whenever a horrible national tragedy happens, people often like to point the finger at violent movies and games. It’s often a knee jerk reaction that’s understandable, but it’s also shortsighted because even if we got rid of violent movies and games, real life violence will continue to happen no matter what.
It’s been a little big over a year now that George Lucas signed over his empire to Disney, and it was a surprising move because we always figured George would be running the show no matter what. Yet perhaps as he’s approaching his 70th birthday Lucas wants to focus on other things, and enjoy spending time with his new family.
There is about 30% difference between any two people's sense of smell. New research shows that our olfactory senses are as different as our DNA.
The great thing about Internet content is that it is superficial and if you dig deeper you'll find that it ain't what you think it is. Unless it is pictures of cute cats. No one gets that wrong. So, beware all those headlines about bargain Windows tablets.
Joking aside, there is nothing to be neutral about when pondering Oracle's attempts to sue Google for copyright infringement on 37 Java APIs. It's got the Open Source community up in arms, but Google may have shot itself in the foot, and the results could end up having a huge impact in the future.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) dedicated to the world of Regency England.
It's really, really thin. It's tough as lead boots. It's sexy. It's graphene. And, the science world gets all hot and heavy when it is around. Brainiacs just love the super-material.
Broadcom Chairman and CTO Henry Samueli has warned that Moore's Law is breaking down and is not making chips cheaper these days.
X-Men Days of Future Past is scheduled to hit theaters on May 23, 2014, and you know there’s going to be more to come. In fact, director Bryan Singer has already announced that the next film will be X-Men: Apocalypse.
Here it is, seven months since Star Trek: Into Darkness came out, and we’re still fixated on that damn Khan. How is this possible? Well, it all has to do with the issue of secrecy, and how Khan was kept a secret for too long.
Reading long articles on the web can be a pain, but Pocket makes it easy to save and read content in its slick minimalist UI.
Even though DC Comics has Batman, lately they’ve been coming in second to Marvel, who’ve been cruising along on the incredible success of The Avengers, Iron Man, and Thor. But recently DC has been working very hard to catch up, and they’re keeping fans abreast of their progress with All Access.
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker will definitely have his hands full, fighting the Rhino, Electro, and the Green Goblin. But can he handle the Sinister Six? There have been rumors that there will one day be a movie with the Sinister Six, and there’s apparently a hint of this in the trailer.
From the classroom to coffee shops, tablets are popping up everywhere. Now a new deal will put 100,000 of the devices on tabletops across Applebee’s restaurants in the United States, a record rollout for a business that continues the trend to gamify your dining experience and get you to spend more in your seat.
In what appears to be a cautionary tale about reading eBay auction bids very carefully, a teen dad has complained after he spent $750 (£458) on what he thought was an Xbox One console.
Acer has debuted a new AIO (all-in-one) PC just in time for the holiday season. Dubbed the Aspire Z3-600, the Windows 8 system is equipped with a 21.5 inch full HD display, an Intel (quad-core) Pentium processor and offers up to 2.5 hours of battery life.
He found that by adding organic layers between layers of zinc it is possible to improve the performance of thermoelectric materials. The organic layers are also believed to have a major effect in reducing thermal conductivity, which would be very useful in thermoelectric materials.
An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. It is the first exoplanet – a planet outside of our solar system – discovered at the UA.
The Information Age will get a major upgrade with the arrival of quantum processors many times faster and more powerful than today’s supercomputers. For the benefits of this new Information Age 2.0 to be fully realized, however, quantum computers will need fast and efficient multi-directional light sources.
Another day, another rumor about the latest fanboy whipping boy, Batman Vs Superman, except this story is true: Wonder Woman is indeed in the movie.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has passed the milestone of 100,000 shots fired by its laser. It uses the laser as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils.
ESA’s GOCE satellite has revealed that the devastating Japanese earthquake of 2011 left its mark in Earth’s gravity – yet another example of this extraordinary mission surpassing its original scope.
The Tokyo Motor Show, as we’ve been noticing from various stories of late, was a hotbed this year for electric vehicle ideas. Another one in this vein came from Kawasaki, which used the event to showcase its futuristic J concept personal transportation concept vehicle.
There’s no national renewable portfolio standard for the whole of the United States of America, but the U.S. government has one, sort of, and President Obama is upping the ante on it.
The resurrection of Veronica Mars was quite a story. The beloved show had been off the air forever, and Rob Thomas got things going with a Kickstarter campaign, which broke the record for most money raised for a project.
The full length trailer for Pompeii is out with the gorgeous bastard son of Ned Stark, the very real and six-pack-abs-erific Kit Harrington. From the man who sleeps with Milla Jovovich, his single redeeming act of artistic integrity, Paul WS Anderson. If you don't think you are watching a Roland Emmerich movie then you don't know your destruction porn cinema very well, do you.
Pundits are expecting that the US Christmas sensation will be a watch which allows parents to track their kids.
Chimpzilla's Radeon R9 290 and 290X review copies appear to be performing better than retail versions.
Eva Green is going to kick some Greek butt. Xerxes is still confused about his sexuality but is clear about not being a Persian Goldmember. Honest, he isn't. Meanwhile, the Spartans, who historically didn't give much of a thought about sea battles, are flying through the air for freedom, as long as it does not apply to Helots. It's camp, and butch, and all Lady Gaga, and Fascist, and stuff, all at the same time. Enjoy!
If you ever wondered why Uma Thurman wore a yellow and black striped track suit in Kill Bill, it was inspired by Bruce Lee. Lee wore the same outfit in Game of Death, his last film, that was pieced together from uncompleted footage, and padded with new scenes shot with an unconvincing looking double.
The big screen adaptation of World of Warcraft and Terminator 5 are on the fast track to get made, and casting for both movies is coming together fast. Both were set to come out in 2015, but now World of Warcraft has moved to early 2016 to get out of the way of Star Wars, as any movie would.
On December 3 came a day that even Ozzy himself probably never thought would come to pass: His 65th birthday. Yes, hard as it is to believe, Ozzy’s now officially a senior citizen, and he’s probably just as surprised as you are that he’s made it this far.
Okay, this is a joke and a half that only a fanboy can love. Peter Parker, Spider-Man, is one of those heroes that you want to punch in the face for being so angst ridden and annoying and whiny and just annoying. But, he has super powers. This sequel is going to make billions. We will see it. We will not be happy.
The Acer Iconia W4 tablet - loaded with Microsoft Windows 8.1 - is powered by Intel's Atom Z3740 (quad-core) Bay Trail processor.
Optical fibers carry data in the form of pulses of light over distances of thousands of miles at amazing speeds. They are one of the glories of modern telecommunications technology.