1. Riddick: Dark Athena Now Gold

    The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is now content complete and has been shipped off for duplication, it was revealed this morning. The game is described by its creators thusly: Developed by the acclaimed team at Starbreeze Studios...

    03.20.09 From Game | Life
  2. DIY Bird Trackers Cost $30, Help Science

    With an old computer and 30 dollars worth of off-the-shelf components, you can outfit yourself with the cutting edge in bird monitoring technology and make an important contribution to science. For years, birdwatchers have counted birds by sight during the...

    03.20.09 From Wired Science
  3. Twilight DVD Spawns Midnight Madness

    Retailers are bracing for a 'tweener invasion Friday night with a nationwide midnight sale catering to fangirls who dig screen vampire / heartthrob Robert Pattinson (pictured). The DVD for Twilight, last fall's adaptation of the first book in Stephenie Meyer's...

    03.20.09 From The Underwire
  4. Clone Wars Finale Draws on Good, Bad and the Ugly

    Bounty hunter Cad Bane, wearing breathing tubes, confronts Emperor Palpatine. Image courtesy Lucasfilm Cad Bane, baddest bounty hunter in the Star Wars multiverse, blasts his way onto television screens Friday night in Clone Wars' season one finale, "Hostage Crisis." Like...

    03.20.09 From The Underwire
  5. Sony Charges Publishers For Downloadable Content

    Have you ever wondered who covers the bandwidth costs for all those demos and add-on content gamers download from the PlayStation Network? As of October 2008, Sony has been asking gaming publishers to pick up the tab. Dubbed the "PlayStation...

    03.20.09 From Game | Life
  6. Rumor: Third-Gen iPhone Will Have Faster Internet

    The latest iPhone rumor is even more vague than usual: Sources in the mobile industry told Silicon Alley Insider that the next iPhone will come with faster internet access. Just how the iPhone will do it, they couldn't say. What...

    03.20.09 From Gadget Lab
  7. Palm Promises More Phones With New webOS Operating System

    It's a difficult time for Palm as sales of its current smartphones have dropped off as the company tries to build demand for its yet-to-be-released Palm Pre phone. Sales of smartphones at Palm plunged 42 percent in the third quarter...

    03.20.09 From Gadget Lab
  8. Exploding Bullet-Proof Vest: Worst Armor Idea Ever?

    This just may be the least safe protective garment ever: an exploding bullet-proof vest. You might have thought that jackets with built-in explosives were strictly for suicide bombers. But this design, known as the Reactive Stiffening Armor System, was patented...

    03.20.09 From Danger Room
  9. Five for Fighting 3/20/09

    * "Computers that even soldiers can't break " * Are the feds inflitrating mosques? * How many Iranians saw Obama’s holiday message? * Forensic tech solves decades-old human rights crime * "Darpa orders hypersonic Nazi Doodlebug engine"

    03.20.09 From Danger Room
  10. Bailed Out Bank of America Boosts 3-D Monsters vs. Aliens

    Bank of America, recipient of $45 billion in taxpayer bail-out cash, is offering discounts to its customers so they can see Monsters vs Aliens in 3-D when the movie opens March 27. Bloggers and twittering groups have raised a ruckus...

    03.20.09 From The Underwire
  1. New SanDisk Music Player to Launch March 31

    SanDisk's Sansa slotRadio digital music player, unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, will ship starting March. 31. The company is betting on the idea that consumers want to carry music cards, instead of depending on digital downloads....

    03.20.09 From Gadget Lab
  2. Costly Online Organ-Transplant Scam Results in Death, Arrest

    Federal authorities claim the operator of the website, liver4you.org, duped patients into paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for organ transplants that never materialized. One man died waiting for a liver. The authorities have arrested a U.S. fugitive in Guam accused of running a bogus...

    03.20.09 From Threat Level
  3. Top General: Next-Gen Bomber Ain't a Bomber at All

    Northrop Grumman just unveiled its design patents for the military's Next Generation Bomber. But one of the Air Force's top generals is hoping you'd call it something else. Because this aircraft, slated for a possible 2018 takeoff, is going to...

    03.20.09 From Danger Room
  4. La Bruni has no enemies

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1162977/Shall-bury-le-hatchet-French-lady-Carla-Bruni-Rachida-Dati-kiss-make-year-rivalry-Sarko.html *Sarkozy courtiers -- who often hate each other's guts and are reduced to sniping wars in the French press -- can't seem to help unanimously liking Carla Bruni. Either Carla's got here green-eyed Italian voodoo mojo working or --...

    03.20.09 From Beyond the Beyond
  5. As MS pushes out IE8, Google Pushes the Envelope with Chrome

    While Microsoft was busy rolling out a new version of Internet Explorer Thursday Google has been busy pushing the boundaries of not just the web browser, but what the web itself is capable of doing. Google’s Chrome browser features the...

    03.20.09 From Epicenter
  6. A New Way To Feel Guilty About Your Carbon Footprint

    If your decimated stock portfolio doesn't make you anxious enough about taking a vacation this year, a new travel website will make you feel bad about the carbon you'll generate getting to your favorite vacation spot. The Swiss travel booking...

    03.20.09 From Autopia
  7. U.S. Ship, Sub Collide Near Iran

    Two U.S. Navy vessels, a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine and an amphibious transport dock, collided this morning in the Strait of Hormuz, which runs between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. According to a news release from the U.S. Fifth Fleet...

    03.20.09 From Danger Room
  8. It's Doctor vs. Doctor for the Hugo Nominations

    The nominations for the Hugo award were announced yesterday by the World Science Fiction Society. Many people have already expressed their opinions of the list, and the general consensus is that it is excellent. Now, not that anyone asked, we...

    03.20.09 From Geekdad
  9. Dear Iran, Happy Holidays. Love, the Great Satan

    The White House has released a video message to the Iranian people timed to coincide with the Persian holiday of Nowruz. The video, released with subtitles in Farsi, is an appeal by President Barack Obama for "new beginnings" in the...

    03.20.09 From Danger Room
  10. Danger, MSNBC!

    For the second time in a week, Rachel Maddow gave Danger Room a shout-out on her MSNBC show. This time, if was for our story about the military blocking TroopTube, its YouTube knock-off: Later, in the "Ms. Information" segment, Maddow...

    03.20.09 From Danger Room
  1. This Summer's New iPhones May Have OLED Screens

    Apple is, according to a "Korean Mole", readying OLED-screened iPhones to be sold this year. The rumor comes via Reg Hardware, which points out that: It’s worth noting that the source of the rumour is Korea, because Korean firm LG...

    03.20.09 From Gadget Lab
  2. All Hail Our New Secretary of Geek Affairs

    If you've been following the blog lately, you'll know there's been a tournament going on over at the website of Paul & Storm, geeky musicians (you can see them in many a J-Co concert video). Actually, it's more of an...

    03.20.09 From Geekdad
  3. Tai Chi Scooter One-Ups the Segway

    A mechanical engineer at Purdue University has one-upped the Segway guys with a hands-free scooter that uses the principles of tai chi, the ancient Chinese martial art, to keep you from falling on your face. The Tai Chi Scooter ditches...

    03.20.09 From Autopia
  4. Good Grips Grinders: Salt and Pepper Mills Done Right

    Normally I’m very skeptical of extra complications, especially in kitchen gadgets. But this cruet set comes from OXO Good Grips, whose kit fills my kitchen based solely on its good design and the fact that it usually better than anything...

    03.20.09 From Gadget Lab
  5. Robo-Fish to Detect Pollution in Spanish Seas

    Researchers at the University of Essex in England are building a shoal of robotic fish to sniff out pollutants in and on the waters of the European seas. The boffins plan to build a fleet of robocod at the cost...

    03.20.09 From Gadget Lab
  6. Juice Pack Adds Battery and Inches to iPod Touch

    Mophie’s Juice Packs work great for iPhones — slim external batteries which look more like a case and that add essential extra juice to the demanding iPhone. But what about a version for the iPod Touch? Specifically, the ultra-thin 2G...

    03.20.09 From Gadget Lab
  7. Pain Beam Staying Put; No 'Need' in Iraq

    Since the start of the war, American military leaders have been begging for a pain ray, to help them control Iraq's unruly crowds. Now: Never mind. U.S. forces in the field have made formal requests over and over again for...

    03.20.09 From Danger Room
  8. Feathers? Fur? Fins? Reskinning Dinosaurs

    A new dinosaur discovered in China has prompted more re-thinking in paleontologist circles. In an article in Nature, scientists indicate they have found a specimen that pre-dates all other feathered dinosaurs by 150 million years. We aren't talking the flying...

    03.20.09 From Geekdad
  9. Hi-Definition, High Priced Movies Come to iTunes

    Apple has at last shifted high-def movie rentals onto the iTunes Store and added high definition films for purchase. Previously, the only option for HD was via the Apple TV, and that was rental-only. And they’re not cheap. HD rentals...

    03.20.09 From Gadget Lab
  10. The Magic of Mail-Away Action Figures

    The life of the modern GeekDad is fraught with danger and catastrophe. Thus he must take solace not only in major achievements and massive successes, but in the little things as well. For me, one of those little pick-me-ups is...

    03.20.09 From Geekdad
  1. What Really Goes on in Britain's CCTV Centers

    Ever wondered just what goes on behind the scenes of England’s overload of CCTV cameras? This video, from the Guardian, shows us the dirty details inside the Westminster’s CCTV control centre in Central London. You knew, of course, that you...

    03.20.09 From Gadget Lab
  2. Beambox Pico Projector Boosts Lumen Power, Adds iPod Scroll Wheel

    A new pico projector from an up-and-coming UK company is promising to bring out the best projection quality for the popular tiny gadgets. The Evolution R-1 pico from BeamBox has an LCoS chip that plays images at a resolution of...

    03.20.09 From Gadget Lab
  3. SXSW: Space-Rocker Spindrift's Top 5 Westerns, Psychedelics

    Dressed in black and schooled in spaghetti sonics, Kirpatrick Thomas and his band Spindrift mash space-rock and Westerns. Photo: Louise Fenton The South by Southwest Music festival is an extensive head trip in a Texan desert oasis. And there are...

    03.20.09 From The Underwire
  4. SXSW: Devo, Mohawks and Freaky Fashions Keep Austin Weird

    Tim Derricourt, right, leads Australian band Dappled Cities through a midday show at Friends in Austin, Texas. Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired.com AUSTIN, Texas -- The intense mix of music and business at South by Southwest draws bands from around the world....

    03.20.09 From The Underwire
  5. Perfect Timing Guys: Bang & Olufsen Unleashes 103-inch, $130,000-plus TV

    All the logical signs in the last few months have shown us that Plasma televisions are on their way out, but it looks like Bang & Olufsen hasn't gotten the message. Now, the Danish company is releasing a massively expensive...

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
  6. SXSW Eats: 'Tex-Mex Heaven' at Maudie's Too

    Waiter Geoff Davis, 28, of Austin, Texas, works his low-key magic on a set of patrons at Maudie's Too. Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired.com AUSTIN, Texas -- Got meat? Got cheese? Maudie's does, in spades. The small chain of Tex-Mex restaurants, with...

    03.19.09 From The Underwire
  7. February NPD: Street Fighter IV Hits It Big

    Street Fighter IV was the big draw in February, racking up sales of 849,000 copies across Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the NPD Group said Thursday. No, Street Fighter IV was not the single biggest-selling game SKU for the U.S....

    03.19.09 From Game | Life
  8. Iron Eagle Nominee: Lockheed Martin, Planet-Saver

    Back in the Bush years, men were men, and defense contractors were proud to be bad-ass. But now that wimpy socialist Obama is in charge. Which means even the great companies which make the warheads that land on foreheads are...

    03.19.09 From Danger Room
  9. Citizen Science Is for the Birds

    Citizen scientists are about to become more important than ever to the future of America's birds. The first federal State of the Birds report was released Thursday, marking the beginning of an unprecedented collaboration between government researchers and conservation groups...

    03.19.09 From Wired Science
  10. Gmail's New 'Undo Send' Feature Saves You From Outbox Regret

    A new feature for Gmail aims to rid your life of that classic "Oh Shit" e-mail moment. "Undo Send" puts a five to 10-second hold on all outgoing messages. If you addressed an e-mail to the wrong person, let slip...

    03.19.09 From Epicenter
  1. Marine Makes Debut Flight in Joint Strike Fighter

    A Joint Strike Fighter took off today for the first time with a U.S. Marine at the controls. Maj. Joseph Bachmann, a Marine test pilot, flew an F-35A for an hour and 20 minutes from a Lockheed Martin facility in...

    03.19.09 From Danger Room
  2. Crawling the Web to Foretell Ecosystem Collapse

    The Interwebs could become an early warning system for when the web of life is about to fray. By trawling scientific list-serves, Chinese fish market websites, and local news sources, ecologists think they can use human beings as sensors by...

    03.19.09 From Wired Science
  3. Psystar Marches Forward With Beefy Mac Clone

    Psystar's legal battle with Apple hasn't prevented it from releasing a high-end Mac clone this week. Psystar has launched the Open(3), a desktop machine equipped with a 2.53GHz Core2Quad processor, 4GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and a Blu-ray burner....

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
  4. Unofficial 'Syfy' Contest: Respell Favorite Cable Networks

    We invite you to respell the name of your favorite cable network to win the eternal admiration of your fellow readers. In a bid to become the (Artist Formerly Known as) Prince of cable networks, The Sci Fi Channel announced...

    03.19.09 From The Underwire
  5. Spring Greeted with March of New Genre DVDs

    In spring, a young genre fan's fancy turns to the TV and the DVD player. It'd pretty much been there all winter anyway, but this time of year brings along some new titles to keep everyone glued to the flat...

    03.19.09 From The Underwire
  6. Browser Game: Bloody Fun Day, For The Sadist-Tactician

    If there's one thing the puzzle-strategy genre sorely lacks, it's the ability to brusquely shuttle hordes of adorable critters off to the great beyond. Bloody Fun Day might not feature a deep or even logical narrative, but it's got style...

    03.19.09 From Game | Life
  7. Michigan Could Be Home To Maglev Superhighway

    Lawmakers in Michigan are considering plans to build a high-speed, hydrogen-powered maglev rail line that would carry people between Detroit and Lansing using specially built cars, buses, and trucks. The project would be funded entirely by the private sector, and...

    03.19.09 From Autopia
  8. Evidence of New iPhone Models Appears in 3.0 Beta

    I'm not sure if we even need evidence that Apple will release another iPhone soon, but it's here anyway. Ars Technica's Chris Foresman reports that a developer discovered a file making references to various iPhone models, a possible new iPod...

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
  9. Video: Mega Man 2 in Nearly 3-D

    Mega Man started life in 2-D on the NES, went on to three dimensions in Mega Man Legends, hopped back to 2.5-D with Mega Man Powered Up, and now, thanks to Swedish animator Peter Sjöstrand, the Blue Bomber appears in...

    03.19.09 From Game | Life
  10. In Soviet Union, Nuclear Reactor Finds YOU!

    We came across this the other day, and after we picked our selves up off the floor at the sheer stupidity combined with the "aesthetic" quality, we just had to laugh at the overall hilarity of it. What it is...

    03.19.09 From Autopia
  1. Cryptic Using NCsoft's Forums to Recruit Beta Testers

    In its quest to pick up beta testers for the upcoming Champions Online, developer Cryptic Studios has begun soliciting MMO gamers in an unlikely place: A message board owned and operated by City of Heroes publisher NCsoft. A forum post...

    03.19.09 From Game | Life
  2. Hands On: Demigod's Addictive Strategy Gameplay Apes Warcraft

    When Gas Powered Games' new PC strategy game Demigod is released next month, WarCraft fans are going to find the gameplay pleasantly familiar. Though I wouldn't go so far as to say it blatantly rips off the popular WarCraft III...

    03.19.09 From Game | Life
  3. Iraq, Six Years In

    Six years ago today, the U.S. launched its attack on Iraq. If you've spent time there since the war began -- either in uniform, or as a civilian -- we'd love to hear about your experiences there. Drop us a...

    03.19.09 From Danger Room
  4. Video: Killzone 2 Spot Could Be Advertising's Interactive Future

    Killzone 2 isn't just a fantastic PlayStation 3 action game — it could also be a glimpse into the future of advertisements. You may not know the name Loni Peristere, but you've probably seen his work. Along with Hollywood credits...

    03.19.09 From Game | Life
  5. Stargate Worlds Screens Show Off Armor, Weaponry

    Two new images have been unveiled from the upcoming Stargate Worlds MMO depicting the game's armor and weaponry. A description from the official Stargate Worlds blog: The Stargate Worlds art team took some screenshots in the top secret Omega Site...

    03.19.09 From Game | Life
  6. Knowing Director Alex Proyas: Digital RED Camera Rocks

    Alex Proyas has made plenty of films in traditional fashion, shooting Dark City, The Crow and I, Robot on old-fashioned celluloid. For his new sci-fi thriller Knowing, the Australian director decided to go digital for the first time and put...

    03.19.09 From The Underwire
  7. Screenshot Hints at Video Recorder in iPhone 3.0

    A blog playing around with iPhone 3.0 Beta discovered an interesting Easter egg — a screen that suggests the next OS will introduce a video recorder. Engadget Mobile discovered the menu in the MobileMe application and snapped a screenshot (right)....

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
  8. Game|Life Video: How Resident Evil Fixed Itself By Dying

    The Resident Evil series was in grave danger of becoming just as much of a shambling zombie as the undead that filled its corridors. Cobbled together from leftover bits of gameplay that dated before the introduction of contemporary analog joysticks,...

    03.19.09 From Game | Life
  9. Ballmer Still Waiting for Yahoo Call #2

    Talk about night and day: Steve Ballmer got very used to pushing back or just plain ignoring entreaties from former Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang to buy the company in the aftermath of the train wreck that was Yang's rejection of...

    03.19.09 From Epicenter
  10. WikiLeaks Exposes Australian Web Blacklist

    WikiLeaks on Thursday exposed a secret blacklist of web pages the Australian government reportedly is considering permanently filtering from the internet. The list of some 2,395 web pages, the authenticity of which the Australian authorities dispute, includes the usual suspects of sites pertaining to child...

    03.19.09 From Threat Level
  1. Video: Flock Plays LED Pong

    In what might be the most ingenious TV ad I've ever seen, sheep fitted with LED lights recreate not only the "Mona Lisa," and a strikingly fluid fireworks display, they also play Pong. Now before you get your underoos in...

    03.19.09 From Game | Life
  2. Win Your Office NCAA Pool With Shameless Geekery

    Chances are your office has an NCAA March Madness pool. And you want to win it. You want to win it bad. Now there are a couple of different ways to do this: blindly selecting random teams, basing your picks...

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
  3. SXSW: Should Radio Stations Pay Recording Artists?

    For musician Roy Benson, getting paid when his song is played on the radio is a simple matter of economic fairness. "We make music that is played, and we are not compensated for it — our class of people, musicians,"...

    03.19.09 From Epicenter
  4. U.S. Military Contractor Allegedly Hacked Teens to Extort Nude Photos from Them

    An army contractor who worked on a U.S. military base in Iraq hacked into the computers of teenage girls to harass and extort sexually explicit images from them, authorities allege. Police say he and an accomplice targeted some 4,000 young women around the world, including...

    03.19.09 From Threat Level
  5. Halo Wars Sales Top 1 Million

    Proving once again the branding power of the Halo series, Microsoft has announced that in the roughly two weeks it's been on store shelves, Halo Wars has sold more than 1 million copies. It won't unseat the blockbuster sales of...

    03.19.09 From Game | Life
  6. From Mollusk-Zapper to... Death Ray?

    The hardware was originally designed to zap mollusks. Then it adapted some technology from "Star Wars." Now, ultrashort electric shocks may be adapted to treat obesity. Oh, and form the basis of a death ray, too. Last week Danger Room...

    03.19.09 From Danger Room
  7. Gov Sunshine Coding Contest Closing Soon

    The Sunlight Foundation has a message for American civic-minded programmers: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can code for your country. And hurry, since March 31 is the submission deadline for the open government...

    03.19.09 From Epicenter
  8. First Look: Internet Explorer 8 Is Microsoft's First Truly Modern Browser

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 on the Windows XP desktop. The most popular web browser in the world has been reborn. Microsoft made the latest version of Internet Explorer available as a free download Thursday. You can grab Internet Explorer 8...

    03.19.09 From Epicenter
  9. Carbon Nanotube Muscles Strong as Diamond, Flexible as Rubber

    For the next installment of the Terminator franchise, Hollywood might skip the polymimetic liquid alloys — they're so 2003 — and turn to the laboratory of Ray Baughman, who has created a next-generation muscle from carbon nanotubes. Baughman and his...

    03.19.09 From Wired Science
  10. Review: Metal Gear Sneaks Onto iPhone; It's All Right

    The hugely popular Metal Gear Solid series continues — not on a game console, but the iPhone. Dubbed Metal Gear Solid Touch, the mobile game infiltrated the App Store on Wednesday, and we've had some time to play it. Our...

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
  1. 'Merchant of Death' Just Loves to Tango

    To the rest of the world, he's the beyond-evil "Merchant of Death" who (allegedly) ran guns to the Taliban, Zairian dictor Mobutu Sese Seko, and Colombia's FARC guerrillas. But to his wife Viktor Bout is just an honest businessman, with...

    03.19.09 From Danger Room
  2. Steam Now Offering In-Game Downloadable Content

    Steam, the popular digital distribution service for the PC, has begun offering in-game downloadable content. Game developers and publishers who offer extra levels, costumes, or horse armor for their titles will now be able to peddle their wares by way...

    03.19.09 From Game | Life
  3. LEGO Builders of Tomorrow Contest

    Just a quick reminder about our fantastic contest we're running in association with LEGO: Simply take a picture of your family assembling a LEGO model and upload it to the GeekDad Flickr pool. Add a 50-100 word description of why...

    03.19.09 From Geekdad
  4. South Ossetia: The Awesomely Bad Made-for-TV Movie

    Months after the shooting ended in South Ossetia, Russia and Georgia continue to wage information warfare. Last month, Georgia grabbed headlines with "We Don't Wanna Put In," a schlocky disco tune that made fun of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin....

    03.19.09 From Danger Room
  5. The Autopia WTF? Solar Tricycle Caption Contest

    One of our intrepid readers caught a photo of this solar tricycle in Palo Alto, California and figured it'd be a shoe-in for an Autopia WTF? contest. He was right. It appears that someone with a better knowledge of welding...

    03.19.09 From Autopia
  6. Cash For Clunkers is Back, Again

    After a similar provision failed to make it into the federal stimulus, an Ohio lawmaker is trying to give Americans an incentive to scrap their jalopies and buy a new North American-made car. Introduced by Democratic Rep. Betty Sutton with...

    03.19.09 From Autopia
  7. SXSW: Backstage With Deadmau5, the Man Inside the Mouse Mask

    AUSTIN, Texas -- After wowing a packed dance floor at La Zona Rosa Wednesday night, electronic artist Deadmau5 -- aka Joel Zimmerman -- granted us a rare interview (video soon) in which he revealed a few secrets for making dance...

    03.19.09 From The Underwire
  8. Apple's Delays Could Cost iPhone Developer $600K

    A software company could potentially lose more than half a million dollars because of an iPhone app that Apple has ignored for six months. Eric Thomas, CEO of FreedomVoice Systems, told staff this week that the company is ceasing indefinitely...

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
  9. Grant Morrison Talks Brainy Comics, Sexy Apocalypse

    Superman mourns Batman's death in this exclusive first look at the hardcover jacket for Final Crisis, due in June. Image courtesy DC Comics From mind-warping revisions of comic book heroes in All-Star Superman, Batman R.I.P. and Final Crisis, to pop-cultural...

    03.19.09 From The Underwire
  10. Sony-Google E-book Deal A Win for ePub, Openness

    Sony Electronics has struck a deal with Google in a major endorsement that makes more than half a million public domain books from its digitization project available for free on the Sony Reader in its e-book store. The pairing is...

    03.19.09 From Epicenter
  1. Speedier 'Fennec' Beta Gives Mozilla an Edge in Mobile Browser Wars

    Fennec, Mozilla’s mobile web browser, has been released in beta form. While still only available as an emulator or for the Nokia 810 tablet, the latest release goes a long way toward turning Fennec into Firefox in your pocket. The...

    03.19.09 From Epicenter
  2. Meet the CIA's Shrink

    Meet Dr. David Charney, the Brooklyn-born, Virginia-based psychiatrist who's been treating the CIA's cloak-and-dagger set for nearly 20 years. SpyTalk shares a fascinating St. Patrick's Day lunch with Charney, who breaks down the issues that various spooks face. For analysts...

    03.19.09 From Danger Room
  3. Spime Watch: Data Shadows

    http://www.ugotrade.com/2009/03/18/dematerializing-the-world-shadows-subscriptions-and-things-as-services-talking-with-mike-kuniavsky-at-etech-2009/ *It's fantastic how well this blog-post captures the vibe of alpha geeks standing around blue-skying concepts at ETech. It's like it dematerializes startup culture and you're a fly on the wall. Dang. *Also, this stuff they're discussing: this is...

    03.19.09 From Beyond the Beyond
  4. Microsoft Bids to Reclaim the Web with Internet Explorer 8

    Microsoft unleashes its long-awaited IE 8 web browser to the world at high noon ET Thursday with a fusillade of new features aimed squarely at users of Firefox 3, Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari 4 — a bid to recapture...

    03.19.09 From Epicenter
  5. Web Semantics: 140-character grammatology

    *Nice fit of blue-sky handwaving from Adam Rothstein here. Too bad it's made of yellow text on a purple background, so that it's physically illegible as well as theoretically advanced. *It gets better about halfway down. No, not the web...

    03.19.09 From Beyond the Beyond
  6. Are you elderly, homebound, yet still eager to play a useful role in the world?

    *Go help these people. *You like birds, right? They're becoming extinct. That is your legacy. You put this dataset together, and people will have to face up to that issue. Unless they're global warming denialists -- in which case they...

    03.19.09 From Beyond the Beyond
  7. Five for Fighting 3/19/09

    * Osama does Somalia * Obama wants more Afghan cops * Nork news agency, open to the public * Flying car takes off * Video: Kitty Cornershot! (High five: CA)

    03.19.09 From Danger Room
  8. Field Guides for Young Explorers

    With spring nearly upon its time to kick the kids out the door and remind them that there's a whole world out there waiting to be discovered. When you do send them off tho, make sure they leave prepared. The...

    03.19.09 From Geekdad
  9. Christ Cookie Cutter Crosses Lines of Taste

    Easter will soon be upon us, and what better way to remember the events of 2000 years ago than with this Crucifixion Cookie Cutter, fresh from German cookware supplier Tadenberg? Actually, there are probably many much more tasteful things to...

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
  10. BSG at the UN: Wow, That Actually Worked!

    We mentioned the then-impending appearance of the producers and primary stars of Battlestar Galactica at the United Nations a few days ago. Well, the panel discussion took place Tuesday night, and, while unfortunately nobody from GeekDad was invited, I've seen...

    03.19.09 From Geekdad
  1. LEGO "Classic Space" Sets Still Out of This World 30 Years Later

    Between 1979 and 1987 LEGO put out a family of kits called Legoland Space. The series included space ships, vehicles, lunar bases, even a monorail. 30 years later, LEGO fans have set up a site to celebrate the retro-cool of...

    03.19.09 From Geekdad
  2. Peek Leak: Pronto Email Device is Twice as Fast

    Peek, the cheap and simple email-only device is set to get a v2.0 makeover. The new model, called the Pronto, was briefly leaked on the company’s site, where the picture above was snapped. Peek’s own blog, called “Geeky Peek" commented...

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
  3. First Look: Strobist 'Open Source' Flashgun

    Moishe Applebaum of Midwest Photo Exchange sent us a review unit of his new LumoPro LP120 flash, aka the Strobist Strobe, and on first looks it appears to be exactly what was promised — cheap but full of function. What...

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
  4. National Wildlife Week

    It's National Wildlife Week, and the National Wildlife Federation is urging parents to participate by making time for outdoor play and interaction with the natural world. But for many of us it's still too cold and wet outside to commune...

    03.19.09 From Geekdad
  5. Kids Send a Camera 20 Miles Up and Bring Back Pictures of Space

    Four Spanish students put together an inexpensive digital camera with some smartly hacked-together electronics and sent them all into near-orbit to snap some images of Earth from above. From the Telegraph, via Boing Boing: Building the electronic sensor components from...

    03.19.09 From Geekdad
  6. Transformer-Like Mouse is Most Accurate Ever

    This is the Scope Node, a mouse that the maker Elecom claims is as accurate as a pen. “Like Holding a Pen" says the accompanying publicity, which to us this seems to be up there with “Like you just stepped...

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
  7. Nerf N-Force Sword Smites Safely

    Parents of vikings, buccaneers, ronin and other blade-swingers will tell you Timmy will pick up pretty much anything swordlike and use it to fight his fantasy duels, without regard to such minor inconveniences as safety. You can either indulge his...

    03.19.09 From Geekdad
  8. Pictures: iPhone 3.0 USB Tethering Already Activated

    IPhone developer Steve Troughton Smith has managed to switch on and successfully use the tethering service in the new beta version of the iPhone 3.0 OS. How? He can't remember. From his Twitter: "To all: I have no idea how...

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
  9. Sony Adds Half a Million Public Domain Google Books to Reader

    Sony has inked (e-inked?) a deal with Google to bring half a million public domain books to its Reader e-book device, but surprise! Being a Sony service it looks to be awkward to use and no better than just grabbing...

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
  10. Concept DJ Phone Takes Design Cues from Wiimote, Pacemaker

    A young designer has came up with a phone concept that smashes together design elements from Nintendo's Wiimote, Tonium's Pacemaker Portable DJ, and the iPhone to make an interesting portable music system. Jose Tomas DeLuna came up with his KRE8...

    03.19.09 From Gadget Lab
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