Archive for August, 2008:

Smells Like Teen Laptop

Smells Like Teen Laptop

A new line of laptops could add another sense into the computing experience. Do you smell what we smell?

Alert: TechCult Might Be Porn

Alert: TechCult Might Be Porn

Please be aware that TechCult might be pornographic — at least, if you follow the obscenity standards a “family friendly” foundation wants to apply to the Internet.

Virtual Dating, Real Disaster

Virtual Dating, Real Disaster

Normal dating may have its downsides, but at least you don’t regularly encounter crazy wenches who duct tape their dogs to your bathtub…then threaten you with BBs.

If You Think Flying Is Bad Now…

If You Think Flying Is Bad Now…

You know that annoying tool who talks so loudly on his cell phone that you can hear him half a county away? Yeah…get ready to deal with that on your next flight. Someone’s found a backdoor hack that lets you make calls from the oh-so-friendly skies.

Memo: Please Erase All Memories of Lost Memory

Memo: Please Erase All Memories of Lost Memory

In how-not-to-handle-sensitive-data news, the UK government is bracing for a week full of fallout after it kinda, well, misplaced a database of its entire prisoner population. Whoops.

The Wackiest Ways to Get Wi-Fi

The Wackiest Ways to Get Wi-Fi

How far would you go for a few minutes of free Wi-Fi? A new survey released this week shows people are willing to go to some pretty great lengths to get online on-the-move.

How High-Tech Cheating Could Save Education

How High-Tech Cheating Could Save Education

Technology’s been changing the face of education for years, but a new movement being tested in Australia may be the most radical shift yet.

Test Your Internet Irritation Instincts

Test Your Internet Irritation Instincts

Test time: How do you piss off 100,000 students with a single keystroke?