• COMPUTERS
    When Video Game Consoles Wanted (and Failed) to Be Computers

    Image: Scan of Intelivision owner manual. A lot of early video game consoles secretly wanted to be home computers, too. Their makers either sold keyboard add-ons or failed miserably in the process. A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. Of all […]

  • NEWS
    North Korea’s mystery islands: Man-made keys could be new nuclear launch sites

    North Korea is at it again. Or rather, it is continuing what it started five years ago. Artificial islands have been discovered surrounding Sohae Satellite Launching Station, a missile development and testing site roughly 70 miles northwest of Pyongyang. Satellite images suggest the islands are home to military installations and have been under development for […]

  • CLOTHING
    Wearable cloud could be less expensive more powerful form of mobile computing

    Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are exploring the concept of a wearable personal cloud — a fully functioning, yet compact and lightweight cloud computing system embedded into clothing. Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer and information sciences in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, and Rasib Khan, Ph.D., a recent […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Google Training Ad Placement Computers to Be Offended

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Over the years, Google trained computer systems to keep copyrighted content and pornography off its YouTube service. But after seeing ads from Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble and Wal-Mart appear next to racist, anti-Semitic or terrorist videos, its engineers realized their computer models had a blind spot: They did not understand context. […]

  • A SECRET TO GROWTH CAN BE CALLED AS HGH

    People have often gone for various surgeries and steroids used to get their desired look. Having a tall and lean figure is something which is desired by all common people. But not everyone is blessed with a tall stature. So, they go for the synthetic steroid that promises growth and build muscles. Use of synthetic […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Uh Oh, Apple iOS 9 May Be a Mobile Ad Killer

    At its early-June Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple revealed, among other things, that the newest version of its iOS 9 operating systems will roll out this fall, free of charge. What Apple didn’t discuss, however, is the fact that its new iOS 9 mobile operating system, used in the company’s popular iPhone, may ultimately prove to […]

  • NEWS
    Taiwan market: Apple Pay mobile payment service to be available soon

    Apple Pay, a mobile payment service offered by Apple, will soon be available in the Taiwan market, Apple has announced on its website in Taiwan. Consumers will be able to use a number of mobile devices, including iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and MacBook, equipped with Touch ID sensors to make payments. A total of seven […]

  • NEWS
    This Lockitron Deadbolt can be Opened with Your Phone

    The time may be coming when losing a set of keys will be considered old-fashioned. Losing a smartphone, on the other hand? That’s another concern altogether. Assuming you can hang on to your phones better than your keys, however, products like a new one from Lockitron will be welcomed with open arms. Lockitron Bolt is […]