Researchers develop remarkable dust-sized microgrippers to collect tissue samples autonomously during a biopsy
When a doctor requires a tissue sample to help provide a more detailed medical diagnosis, they have to use traditional tools like forceps and a scalpel. This process is referred to as a biopsy in the medical field, of which there are several different types.
Thanks to developments in recent [...]Read More »
Tired of constant crashes and blue-screens on your PCs? The answer to your problem might not be one you’d expect. The computer that would offer the most trouble-free operation wasn’t even designed to run Windows — Apple’s MacBook Pro.
Soluto, a PC remote management tool provider, has released their first [...]Read More »
Like seemingly every other piece of consumer electronics these days, it was only a matter of time before Google Glass was cracked open for savvy coders to do as they please.
Jay Freeman, who goes by the handle Saurik, gained root access to Google Glass’ version of Android after a [...]Read More »
Recently screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and starring Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, describing BEYOND: Two Souls is like describing a film. Except that it isn’t, because it’s a video game.
French developer Quantic Dream and writer/director David Cage aren’t strangers to cinematic video games, as they released a [...]Read More »
What do you do when you get your hands on what is possibly the most advanced virtual reality technology available today? Why, you play Nintendo’s failed attempt at virtual reality on it of course.
If you don’t remember or have never heard of Nintendo’s ill-fated video game console, don’t worry, [...]Read More »
At Design Day 2013 in Norway, a presentation called “The Re-Imagining of Microsoft” was held. In it, Windows Phone design studio general manager Albert Shum talked with Wolff Olins creative director Todd Simmons about Microsoft’s new direction in terms of design, branding and marketing approach.
During the talk, they also [...]Read More »
Game of Thrones is one of the most pirated TV series in recent history, but there’s good reason for it. No I’m not condoning piracy, and it’s certainly immoral in many cases- not to mention illegal. You see Game of Thrones is an HBO exclusive television series. Up until the [...]Read More »
If you’ve never heard of it, Wolfram Alpha is a pretty unique search engine tool. It’s specifically designed to “compute answers” and “provide knowledge.” It essentially generates an extremely detailed report of any topic that you query. Wolfram is very popular with students, mainly because of the type of content [...]Read More »
Next Xbox will have ability to be “always online” but game developers have the choice to use it or not [Rumor]
There are quite a few rumors floating around about the next Xbox, but most of them are just that- rumors. We don’t actually know what features the next Xbox will have, nor do we know much about the internal hardware. We do know one thing for sure, Microsoft is going [...]Read More »
In the future, androids -no not the mobile smartphone brand, but human-like robots- will be developed with a combination of various types of technology. Tech hasn’t quite advanced enough to allow for the development of a human-like robot yet. However, today we’re one step closer to that reality. Scientists from [...]Read More »
Some employers monitor work computers for unnecessary software, which means you can’t install games and play them at work. But what if you could play a game using software they already have installed?
Cary Walkin, an accountant and aspiring developer, created an entire turn-based RPG that can be played in [...]Read More »
Hypothetically speaking, let’s say law enforcement receives information about a potential threat at an event. The source of the threat turns out to be a rogue sniper, who fires a weapon from afar. Being able to pinpoint the exact location from where the gunfire originated is going to take some [...]Read More »
Google releases Chrome Office Viewer extension, will help you avoid those pesky virus-infected Office files
Google just released a new Chrome extension called the Chrome Office Viewer — it of course let’s you open and view Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint only) directly in your browser. It sounds like just another way to make things more convenient (and make Chrome OS sound more [...]Read More »
According to industry analyst IDC’s recent sales data, the first quarter of 2013 has a very significant statistic. Smartphones have finally outsold feature phones (cell phones that are not smartphones but do more than just calls and texts — basically all non-smartphone cell phones) worldwide. However, the lead is very [...]Read More »
We’ve all heard about countries wanting to rid the internet of porn — South Korea and Iceland to name a few. China is also one of these countries, and if you’ve ever wondered how they choose their porn-fighters, it’s simple. Like every other job, they post a job listing!
Security [...]Read More »
Qualcomm’s extremely fast Snapdragon 800 chip to begin mass production in May, enables 4K video playback on phones and tablets
Android’s current cream of the crop in terms of performance consists of the HTC One, the LG Optimus G, the Sony Xperia Z and of course, the Samsung Galaxy S4. All four phones (or at least a variant of it) have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 chip for its processor, and it [...]Read More »
I’m a fan of great advertising. And Apple, much like Google, is one of the industry’s best. Their recent more upbeat ads for the iPhone and iPad highlighting all the different apps, however, weren’t exactly great. In fact, I think those ads might have been some of their worst, especially [...]Read More »
The Pirate Bay guys have once again made a move and are now located in Iceland’s domain registry. ThePirateBay.is, to be exact. You might remember that they recently left their former home of Sweden, due to lawsuits by Sweden’s Right Alliance against their host provider. Now, their new home might [...]Read More »
Alexander Graham Bell is famous for inventing the telephone. There has long been a debate about who actually created the first telephone, but that’s not what we’re here to discuss today.
On April 15, 1885 in the American inventor’s Washington, D.C., Volta laboratory, Alexander Graham Bell made a recording for [...]Read More »
You’d think that because you weren’t using your hands to text, all these new fancy voice-to-text options we have today would be safer, right? A new study suggests that this might actually be wrong, and it could be just as dangerous typing a text message the old-fashioned way while you [...]Read More »
We’re all pretty aware what Google’s Glass project is capable of at this point, and those lucky few who already have their hands on the device have been kind of enough to rub it in our faces. But it looks like those online videos and official spec sheets haven’t quite [...]Read More »
Introducing the Powertraveller Silverback Gorilla, a $460 power pack that provides a beastly 14 hours of extra juice
One of the worst things about working from a laptop, especially one that’s much older, is that you don’t have much juice to stay portable. In fact, at the rate you’re always plugging a laptop into an outlet and recharging the battery, the total life cycle ends up depleting fast. [...]Read More »
It looks like China isn’t the only one putting up convincing-looking fake Apple Stores — Afghanistan’s got one too. In fact, this is reportedly the only one in the country!
The unofficial Apple Store is located in Afghanistan’s largest mall, in the Share-e-Naw district of Kabul. While the Apple Stores [...]Read More »
PLAiR is a simple $99 computer, smartphone, or tablet to TV streaming device for individuals who are not very tech-savvy
I’ve mentioned before that my main desktop is connected to my living room TV for streaming media. Clearly, I’m a huge geek but that still doesn’t change the fact that I’ve done something rather unconventional. Not many people use the same type of setup in their living room. These days [...]Read More »
Laptop manuals can be pretty boring. No, scratch that, manuals for any kind of electronics are boring — walls of text with information that techies would usually already know. It might even be safe to say that nobody really reads manuals anymore, unless something goes wrong and they don’t have [...]Read More »
Instant Preview on Google Search is the feature that allows you to view a preview of a website shown in search results without actually going to the website (see screenshot above). While it is not known if this is a permanent or temporary change to Google Search, it appears that [...]Read More »
A new rumor is floating around that Amazon is working on its own branded set-top box. Unlike the Google TV platform, which is available through various manufacturers like the Android OS, Amazon’s box will probably be proprietary. It’s possible that Amazon’s box will even use the Google TV platform as [...]Read More »
Introducing the Kohler Numi Comfort, a $6,650 toilet that provides extreme comforts while doing your business
What do you do when you have lots of money to waste? Why, you spend it on a $6,650 toilet to be exact! That’s the price tag for the Kohler Numi Comfort toilet seat, which includes quite an extensive list of advanced features and options that allow you to have [...]Read More »
This seemingly innocent picture of founder and former CEO of Microsoft Bill Gates shaking the hands of South Korean president Geun Hye Park is making the rounds in the press and all over the internet in South Korea. Why? Because of the way he’s shaking her hand, of course.
Kotaku’s [...]Read More »
Looks like those rumors were just one month off, as Microsoft has officially announced an event called “A New Generation Revealed”, which is will reveal details about the next Xbox (popularly expected to be Xbox 720). The event will be held at the company’s Redmond headquarters on May 21st, at [...]Read More »
It looks like there might be room (and excitement) for another mobile OS. It’s either that or Geeksphone stocked a very limited amount of the first Firefox OS phones to go on sale, the Keon and the Peak.
Both smartphones, which are initially being targeted at developers went on sale [...]Read More »
I know it sounds like Apple missed the boat and is only getting around to their April Fools’ Day joke now, but this is very real and happening right now. Charity Auction Charitybuzz, which normally asks celebrities to auction off the opportunity for their fans to have the time of [...]Read More »
Apple has officially announced that their yearly Worldwide Developers Conference will be held from June 10-14 at its usual venue – Moscone West convention center in San Francisco.
Unlike previous years, Apple did not put tickets on sale at the same time as the announcement, but used it to notify [...]Read More »
Just as a precautionary warning, this report includes some pretty sensitive material.
Weird sexual fetishes exist, and there’s unquestionably no way around that fact. I’m not going to talk about a lot of them because some are pretty, well … vulgar. In Japan, watching Hentai, which is a sexually explicit [...]Read More »
Facial recognition software failed to identify Boston Marathon bombing suspects, despite photos available in databases
Even though the whole ordeal is over, and Boston is slowly picking up the pieces after the Boston Marathon bombing, lots of people want to know why this happened. Another relevant question is how the two suspects evaded law enforcement for so long before finally being discovered. One reason is [...]Read More »