CNN has come up with several goofy ways of displaying information about the presidential elections, but none that are as gimmicky and dumb as its latest stunt.
Yesterday Google went down for about 30 minutes … until it was fixed by a network engineer who doesn’t even work for Google.
Today’s elections in the U.S. will likely lead to great consequences — no matter who is elected. But where to actually place your vote?
Believe it or not, there are some instances where mankind has produced some truly disgusting uses of technology — disgustingly awesome, that is.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory prepared for a lot of variables when it sent Curiosity, the car sized rover, to Mars, but it didn’t prepare for it to become a tween-aged girl on Myspace.
An artist reimagines Ronald McDonald, Steve Jobs, and many others in phalanges form.
“My college is smarter than your college!” While I can’t recall ever hearing this taunt, now might be that time with a new list from Lumosity that measures colleges by students’ cognitive performance.
Microsoft is relying on the irresistible allure of anime to get Japanese consumers excited for Windows 8.
I kind of feel like Fat Bastard in Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me as he’s laying back on a couch, shirtless, displaying his abdominal pulchritude, saying “I’m dead sexy!”
Using some carefully placed holes and LED lights, Nathan Pryor turned a pumpkin into a Tetris player.
The Nest learning thermostats aren’t the only smart device for the home available in Apple Stores. The retail chain will soon begin selling Philips’ ‘Hue’ LED light bulb kits, which let you control the color of light in your rooms from your smart device.
Change-averse folk have expressed concerns that Windows 8, Microsoft’s new operating system targeted at consumers, will wreak havoc on their user interace.
Space shuttle Endeavor is now home in L.A. A very special team of photographers and helper combined to take amazing high-res photography of its journey, which they released just a few days ago.
“I think we’ve sequenced the DNA of Republicans and Democrats,” Mintigo general manager and CMO Jason Garoutte told me today. “Based on words on someone’s website, we’d have a very good chance of of determining who is a Democrat or a Republican.”
Coursera’s slogan is “Higher education that overcomes the boundaries of geography, time, and money.” Except, of course, for the state boundaries of Minnesota.
We’ve likely all wondered whether police officers have quotas for how many traffic tickets they issue. Big data to the rescue.
Evrythng takes us a step closer towards the Internet of Things.
The Tata Nano has never really taken off in India. Perhaps that’s because it’s perfect for the U.S. market.
Romo 1 earned Kickstarter pledges of $114,796. But the newest Romo is just getting started.
Would you believe that your typical costume-wearing, drugged-out attendee at Burning Man, is almost as likely to vote Republican as Democratic or Independent? And probably works 9 to 5 in the computers or technology field, the most well-represented profession at the festival?
Shiny objects found on the surface of Mars may, in fact, be native to the planet. Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory team sent commands to the Mars Curiosity Rover today to pick up a bit of the reflective stuff and, if all goes well, perform its first analysis of the landscape since landing.
Google has a rich history of highlighting notable figures of all stripes on its homepage with “Google doodles.” Today’s amazing doodle pays tribute to influential cartoonist Winsor McCay, a pioneer of animation in the early 1900s.
Microsoft’s Xbox team and the NFL have joined forces to make America healthier and reduce childhood obesity. One of the incentives is an actual NFL star friending a kid on Facebook and giving him or her a “social autograph,” which kids can then share with their friends.
How fast can you solve a Rubik’s cube? Bet it’s not faster than the CubeStormer II, the world’s most awesome and terrifying robot built to solve a Rubik’s cube puzzle in a matter of seconds.
The available domain names include 1.org, 2.org, and so on. Some are also fun options for science-fiction groups, like B.org, or creepy types who don’t spell well, such as M.org.
A McDonald’s restaurant in Hampton Roads, Virginia, is trying a novel approach to customer satisfaction.
Jeff Dee, one of the artists who contributed to the amazing and eclectic Advanced Dungeons & Dragons tome Deities and Demigods in 1980, is re-creating much of the art from that book.
This clip shows Curiosity’s very first collection of Martian rocks and dust via its robotic arm’s scooper, as seen from the rover’s mast camera.
Siri is portrayed as a little tempermental and jealous in this parody video.
Editor’s Pick Ray Kurzweil believes that while we are the creators of technology today, tomorrow it will be able to invent itself. And when that day comes, we may, in fact, be screwed.
Why is the night sky dark? “Because the sun isn’t up!” But wait — if the universe is chock full of stars just like our sun, why isn’t it bright day and night?
With the success of the Mars rover, SpaceX’s private spaceflight, and asteroid mining startups, space ventures are hot once again. While we’re obviously looking ahead, perhaps we should also look to the past for inspiration.
The online campaign created to build a museum dedicated to influential inventor and scientist Nikola Tesla ended today with more than $1.37 million raised for the cause.
If there’s one way we’d like to send you off into your weekend, it’s with a little Star Trek love. The send-off is even better when it’s the 25th anniversary of The Next Generation and someone sings a full Klingon version of Gangnam Style.
Sometimes you just build a rocket in your spare time. Or at least that’s what you do if you’re Valve hardware hacker Ben Krasnow.
All those crazy hours take their toll, despite the perks, and that stress has to come out somewhere. Lucky for us, Googlers find an outlet in sarcastic humor.
World leaders gathered in Manhattan today for the United Nations General Assembly. As part of his trip, British Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a surprise visit to another kind of General Assembly, this one with an “.ly” in its domain name.
Space fans, have we got a photo for you. NASA has released the deepest-ever view of the universe, an amazing photo that combines 10 years’ worth Hubble Space Telescope images.
California just added its name to the list of states allowing driverless cars to operate on public roads, and inadvertently made David Hasselhoff’s work on Knight Rider a bit more relevant to future generations.