A disgruntled Chicago Cubs fan has unsuccessfully tried
to auction off his team loyalty on eBay. 30-year-old Scot Moore (yes
purposely spelled with one t) promised to switch teams for the highest
bidder, with the money going to two local charities. eBay has since
Australian air safety officials believe laptops
could have caused a passenger jet to suddenly gain and lose altitude.
Earlier this week, Qantas flight QF72 was flying from Singapore to
Perth when it quickly climbed 300 feet and then plunged back down.
Dozens of passengers were injured as they slammed their heads into the
ceiling and the pilot had to divert to a nearby air force base for an
emergency landing. Now, Qantas and the Australian Transportation
Safety Bureau think laptops could have interfered with the auto pilot
Sanyo claims it has the technology foundation for Blu-ray players that
can read Blu-ray discs with twice the capacity at twice the speed than
average Blu-ray players can today.
The holidays are fast approaching and Nintendo wants
everyone to have a Wii game console. To combat the chronic Wii
shortages experienced over the last two holiday seasons, Nintendo of
America President Reggie Fils-Aime says there will be a “significant
increase” in console production and shipments. He adds that 50% more
consoles should be hitting store shelves from October to December.
Nintendo will also up shipments of its incredibly popular DS handheld
You’re drunk and you’ve just emailed your boss
a nasty resignation letter. Now you’re out of a job and eating at Taco
Bell … sound far fetched? Apparently not, according to Google, and the
company is now offering a new app that can prevent EUI or emailing
under the influence. Google Goggles is a Gmail setting that enables a
simple math test when you try to send an email. The theory here is that
if you correctly and quickly guess the math problems, then you’re either
Asian or sober enough to shoot that email into the Internets,
Intertubes or whatever they are calling that thing these days.
Imagine effortlessly walking up stairs while carrying a
hundred pounds. Well you don’t have to imagine anymore because a
Japanese company will start leasing a powered exoskeleton that will
amplify your strength. For just $2200 a month, you can own the
Stormtrooper white Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) suit. Meant for elderly
folks and the disabled, the suit promises to give mobility back to
Japan’s aging population. The exoskeleton can even give the gift of
walking back to people paralyzed from the waist down.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has given another interview that
highlights his opinions about some Apple core products – opinions that
Apple PR would not approve as public statement even on April 1. Wozniak
believes that the iPod may die, just like the Walkman has died before.
NASA’s Messenger spacecraft approached Mercury yesterday and
transmitted close-up pictures of the planet that is closest to the sun.
The detailed images clearly show the gigantic craters and cliffs as
well as a pattern of rays in the northern region of Mercury. Extra: SLIDESHOW
Overview - The note of AMD’s CEO Dirk Meyer that AMD is in the midst of its most significant transition in its history prompted us to take a closer look at AMD’s past to get a better idea of the transformation of the company that took place over the past 39 years. Here is a compressed timeline highlighting key events as well as the company’s most significant achievements.
NASA said it is set to launch a spacecraft to image and map the
interstellar boundary regions for the very first time: IBEX is planned
to conduct high-altitude orbits above Earth to investigate and capture
images of processes taking place at the farthest reaches of the solar
system – a region where the solar system meets interstellar space -
nine billion miles from the sun. Extra: SLIDESHOW
E for All was held over the weekend. What? You
didn’t know? Apparently you weren’t the only one, as we attended the
nearly empty gaming expo on Friday. Most of the major gaming companies
skipped the show and the exhibitors that were left were a pretty sad
bunch. Heck, the best booth of the show was Fusion-IO with its
mechanical bull (dressed up as a hard drive), and they aren’t even a
In contrast to the looming 30-year trend of overall diminishing ice
growth, the Arctic Ocean is again showing signs of a return to large
ice packs. In 2008, first year ice coverage grew significantly. It set
a record covering 73% of the entire Arctic basin. Because most of this
was first year ice, and therefore thin, it was more prone to melting
during the summer months. And while that did happen, the amount of
first year ice is still large, possibly indicating the beginning of a
An English inventor claims his ultrasonic machine
can replicate years of wine and whiskey aging in just minutes.
53-year-old Casey Jones has developed a $600 gadget that resembles an
ice bucket. You simply pop a bottle of cheap wine inside and within 30
minutes you’ll have great wine that would have cost you several hundred