Archive for December, 2008

Creepy Technology: Self-Powering Microchips Control Real Bugs

Scientists have just figured out a way to create self-powering, human-controlled insects — and they could be used to spy on you.

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 | Continue reading

Five Futuristic (and Slightly Frightening) Phones

A Korean company’s getting ready to reveal its 3G-capable wrist cell phone, and there are plenty more futuristic and strange devices on the horizon. Get ready to see some unusual stuff.

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 | Continue reading

Please Insert $1 to Continue Browsing the Web

Paying for your next computer may be more like feeding a parking meter than forking over a one-time chunk of cash. Ready to get a whiff of Microsoft’s new “Pay-As-You-Go Computing Experience”?

Monday, December 29th, 2008 | Continue reading

Elmo Gets High-Tech Holiday Hack

Those iconic red Elmo dolls are doing more than just giggling this holiday season. Thanks to a high-tech hack, the creatures are going into battle.

Friday, December 26th, 2008 | Continue reading

iPhone Smoking App a Great Idea (If By “Great,” You Mean “Terrible”)

Call it one for the kids: An iPhone application developer has come up with a way to let you practice smoking on your cell phone. Yeah, this seems like a good idea…I can’t foresee any problems here.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 | Continue reading

Teens Outsmart Traffic Camera Technology

Hey, money-hungry police forces across America: You know those oh-so-clever traffic light cameras you’ve installed? Looks like someone’s found a way to outsmart them — some teens, in fact, barely old enough to drive.

Monday, December 22nd, 2008 | Continue reading

Gut Check: Obesity’s Effect on Technology

We’ve watched the world slowly expand to support America’s growing waistlines. Everything’s getting bigger, from hospital beds to ballpark seats — and now, it seems the world of tech is being forced to loosen its belt, too.

Friday, December 19th, 2008 | Continue reading

“Smart” Surveillance System Knows Where You’re Going

You look lost. At least, that’s what a new “smart” surveillance system tells me.

Thursday, December 18th, 2008 | Continue reading