Here's some holiday cheer for everyone: a Raspberry Pi lightshow like no other.
Not only does student participation decline dramatically throughout the new generation of web-based courses but the involvement of teachers in online discussions makes it worse.
Have you ever had the misfortune of sitting in the vicinity of an incorrigible cellphone user, unable to escape the sound his or her incessant chatter? Well, if you fly Delta Airplane, you’ll never have to experience that kind of annoyance on an airplane.
As we’ve just reported on TGD, Xbox is moving into creating their own TV shows, and rumor has it the first series may be Halo. Now there’s news that Xbox will be making documentaries about video games, and the first installment is going to be a doozy.
There’s been so much in the news lately about Batman Vs Superman, and comic fans are bracing themselves for what could be a huge disaster. We’re definitely keeping our minds open on this one, but there’s already quite a few warning signs that should not be ignored, especially the Bat-casting of Ben Affleck.
Marvel has launched “phase two” of their superhero movie series, which will culminate in 2015 with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. One movie that’s been in the works for some time has been Ant-Man, which will be directed by Edgar Wright.
Okay, so we just reported that two grown men have spent a considerable amount of time building a full sized Lego car, and one of our writers found this a bit disturbing. Now here’s a different point of view…
I try to avoid bad movies as much as I can, and not bad movies that are fun, like Plan 9 From Outer Space. I mean really bad sh*t like Armageddon, movies that you wouldn’t watch again to get out of debt. In fact, it was that film, Batman and Robin, and the ’98 remake of Godzilla where I really had to draw a line in the sand and vow never to sit through anything that awful again.
It is on a blog post on Instagram so, you can't deny them the self-serving endorsement of their own product. Instagram's ad people are happy with results for Levis and Ben & Jerry's ads. so far. Who doesn't love Levis and Ben & Jerry's, Instagram?
Tablets have been on the top of many wish lists since 2010 when Apple launched its first iPad device. The installed base of big brand (Apple, Samsung, etc.) media tablets is expected to surpass 285 million units at the close of 2013.
New University of Michigan research says that a simple tool right in your back pocket may help decrease your risk for type 2 diabetes: Text messages on your phone.
In creating an entirely new way to compress data, a team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has drawn inspiration from physics and the arts.
Teenagers are notorious for chewing a lot of gum. The lip smacking, bubble popping, discarded gum stuck to the sole give teachers and parents a headache.
Medical researchers have found a cause of aging in animals that can be reversed, possibly paving the way for new treatments for age-related diseases including cancer, type 2 diabetes, muscle wasting and inflammatory diseases. The researchers hope to start human trials late next year.
In the fable of the town and country mice, the country mouse visits his city-dwelling cousin to discover a world of opulence. In the early cosmos, billions of years ago, galaxies resided in the equivalent of urban or country environments.
With the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours events coming up again next year, Audi is looking to repeat past successes with its e-tron platform in the form of the R18 e-tron quattro.
Nissan is looking to showcase exactly how it is possible to power environments with the energy coming off of one of its all-electric Leaf cars.
The legend of Lego lives long in air-powered locomotion courtesy of grown men who will need to be kept away from your kids at all costs. However, this life-sized Lego car is a marvel of Lego-gineering from the lads.
Imagine what would happen if Microsoft told all of its developers to use Windows 8 only. There'd be an eruption.
Cars running on gasoline have been with us for almost 140 years, and diesels for almost 80 years. More than 1 billion vehicles on the planet use those fuels today. Now we have one estimate of a timeframe for such a transition, courtesy of the U.S. Energy Information Agency.
Untested small suppliers almost never get in the door of the world’s major automakers. This is fascinating story about Department of Energy backed Envia Systems, General Motors, and the battery technology that wasn't all it claimed to be, in a big way.
This Friday and Saturday, Google's latest product line will be on competitive display at a Florida racetrack. No, this isn't about the self-driving cars Google has been famously developing, but rather another genre of semi-autonomous devices: robots. In recent months, the company has been on a robotics buying spree.
Two researchers at York University have worked out a way to communicate between two points using vodka evaporated into the air.
When is one arm better than two? When you’re trying to build a mobile-manipulator robot that somebody can actually afford to buy.
A zero-day vulnerability that allows attackers to gain back-end access to popular open-source advertising server OpenX Source has been discovered by Florian Sander, founder of the continuous checklist tool Checkpanel.
This 1969 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow (chassis SRX6927) was built and campaigned by the 3 Pedal Mafia racing team in the 24 Hours of Lemons series. They had the terrible idea of racing a Rolls in Lemons, and this is the car they found.
Those new to personal 3D printing may still glow from the thrill of creating objects simply by pushing the "print" button. It is always amazing to see objects appear from nothing and then hold them in your hand. Not necessarily. Newbies may think of their 3D printer as a black box that produces objects, which is of course true, but there is much more you can do by thinking of 3D printing in a different way. Think of 3D printing as a type of manufacturing process. It's one of MANY ways you can build things.
By now, everyone knows that if you shopped at Target and paid by credit card between November 27 and December 15, 2013, you may be vulnerable and a victim of this humongous breach of security.
Neuroscientists at Cambridge University have come up with a more interesting use for their Inkjet printer other than printing photos of the lab's Christmas party.
The fruit themed toymaker Apple's legendary sloppy security has been brought into the spotlight again after it was revealed that you can turn on the laptops camera without the owner knowing.
Yay, Christmas. Time for giving. T-Mobile is giving you 200 MB of free data per month. Check out the fine print, but it's a deal.
Okay, hope nobody really young is reading this right now, but we all know there’s no such thing as Santa Claus, although it’s always been a wonderful myth. And in today’s day and age, it fun to think of the logistics required to travel around the world and give all the kiddies their toys.
LG has unveiled an all-in-one PC running Google's web-centric Chrome operating system (OS). Dubbed Chromebase, the system will be showcased at CES 2014 this January in Las Vegas.
Engineers have created a continuous chemical process that produces useful crude oil minutes after they pour in harvested algae — a verdant green paste with the consistency of pea soup.
New research published in the journal Nature resolves decades of scientific controversy over the origin of the extremely energetic particles known as ultra-relativistic electrons in the Earth's near-space environment and is likely to influence our understanding of planetary magnetospheres throughout the universe.
There was a point where the Star Wars video games were considered the way of the future, as innovative as the first movie when it was unleashed in 1977. Some even felt they could have picked up the mantle for Star Wars story telling where the movies dropped the ball.
Tropical forests reduce peak runoff during storms and release stored water during droughts, according to researchers working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Their results lend credence to a controversial phenomenon known as the sponge effect, which is at the center of a debate about how to minimize flood damage and maximize water availability in the tropics.
Astronomers affiliated with the Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS) have discovered two of the brightest and most distant supernovae ever recorded, 10 billion light-years away and a hundred times more luminous than a normal supernova. Their findings appear in the Dec. 20 issue of the Astrophysical Journal.
The Social Network, the story of Facebook, was a hit film for David Fincher, and at one point it even inspired Brett Ratner to try and make a movie about the development of MTV using the same template. Now the story of Twitter may be using the same formula as well, this time as a television series.
A giant crane will tower above NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., shooting out of a hilly mesa like an oversized erector set, ready to help test components of NASA's Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project.
Hyundai, fresh off the buzz that it will be doing a limited American release of its fuel cell vehicle next year, is advancing further into this niche auto market segment with word of a hydrogen powered concept.
If you’re a self-respecting geek, Phil Tippett is one of those names in FX that everyone in our brethren knows, along with Rick Baker (Men in Black), Greg Nicotero (Walking Dead), and many others. Tippett is the FX innovator who first broke through doing stop motion animation for Star Wars, and he also provided FX for RoboCop, Starship Troopers, and The Twilight films. (Please don’t hold that against him.)
Every once in awhile an electric vehicle comes along which just wows my socks off. Usually they are also the ones I’ll never be able to pay for on a writer’s salary. The latest of these is the recently unveiled Wattman super electric motorcycle from Franch brand Voxan.
Microsoft never liked Larry Ellison's network computers. Clinging to that orthodoxy risks another mis-step.
Revenge is a dish best served cold. So it goes with presents like Furby. This reverse engineering project is not only fun, but pretty smart, exposing the power of this evil automaton.