Archive for December, 2008:

Creepy Technology: Self-Powering Microchips Control Real Bugs

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.

Five Futuristic (and Slightly Frightening) Phones

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.

Please Insert $1 to Continue Browsing the Web

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”?

Elmo Gets High-Tech Holiday Hack

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.

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

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.

Teens Outsmart Traffic Camera Technology

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.

Gut Check: Obesity’s Effect on Technology

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.

“Smart” Surveillance System Knows Where You’re Going

“Smart” Surveillance System Knows Where You’re Going

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