Tech & Gaming
The BOXX Corporation has debuted a new electric bike, which is really a tiny electric scooter.
After the U.S. Justice Department shut down file-sharing site Megaupload a couple of weeks ago, many people wondered what would happen to all of the data already on the site.
The European Union debuted a new foldable car that was previously just a theoretical design from MIT. The car folds up so three vehicles can fit in a single standard parking spot.
Google needs huge server centers in order to store and access the massive amounts of data it deals with every day. One of the newest server centers is in Finland … and is a former paper mill that went out of business because of a drop in demand for newspapers and printed news.
A new theme park in South Korea is getting buzz for its ability to create interactive tech experience for each visitor.
Google has announced that it plans to merge your online identity across all of its platforms, meaning your personal accounts will change your search results.
The federal government has shutdown Megaupload, a file-sharing site that was used for quickly sharing large files of both legal and illegal varieties, and arrested four people in leadership at the site.
Apparently, yesterday’s mass Internet protests (from the likes of Google, Wikipedia and Reddit) must have had an effect.
If you visited Reddit, Wikipedia, Google or several other websites around the Internet today, you likely noticed something different: The sites either don’t work or they’re blacked out by censor bars.
Protests have been all over the news in the last year. In fact, Time magazine’s person of the year was even The Protester.
Scientists have uncovered new research that shows how people who act like addicts to the Internet may actually have different brain chemistry.
Samsung has introduced a new TV they say will be able to have its hardware updated, making it possible to purchase one TV without worrying about it going out of date.
In addition to leading the Denver Broncos to an overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers (though, let’s give credit to the stiff-arming ability of Damaryius Thomas), Tim Tebow also set a record for most sports-related tweets per second.
Companies will pay a lot of money to secure the appropriate domain name for their web site—even if that name is dudu.
This video (embedded below) is pretty crazy. An inventor used a Kinect, two Wiimotes and some other tech gear to modify a robot to mirror his actions.
A Chinese man with apparently too much time and money on his hands has paid $16,000 for a virtual sword that is playable in a video game that’s not even out yet.
Jordan Ekeroth writes about the tension Christians feel toward video games—either to dismiss them or over-spiritualize them—and how artists can move past that.
A new study says Facebook was the most searched term of 2011.
This amazing graph shows why people friend and defriend one another on Facebook.
IBM says that mind-reading and mind-controlled computers are only five years away. In its rudimentary form, it means we’ll be able to control a pointer without the need for a mouse.
Google Chrome has now taken over Internet Explorer as the world’s most popular browser.
Google has been granted a patent for a system that will help automatically park driverless cars.
Apparently, more than 100 million people in the European Union have never surfed the Internet, especially in the poorer countries in the South and East of Europe.
If there’s any one way to see what was at the center of culture in a given year, it’s by analyzing Google search terms. In 2011, the most Googled term was, um, Rebecca Black.
A 17-year-old California girl won $100,000 in a national science competition for her creation of a nanoparticle that can target and kill cancer cells.
Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, said his company was overconfident with the number of changes they tried to make in 2011.
Numerous reports are suggesting that Siri, the new voice-controlled personal assistant on the iPhone 4S, is unable to find any results whenever you ask her to find an abortion clinic.
Facebook has introduced new Chief Privacy Officers for both its products and its policies.
Toyota has unveiled a crazy new concept car just ahead of this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The car, dubbed the Fun-Vii, converts the two side panels of the car into giant touchscreens.
If you’re shopping with your cell phone this holiday season, there’s a chance your movements are being tracked.
Looking for a job? Here’s one more addition to the short list of available jobs: NASA recently put out an open call for new astronauts.