Indeed, because it’s actually a pipe. But not just any pipe, but a hash pipe. Meaning you can get high as a starship inhaling fumes on this bizarre piece of merch.
That’s right, instead of your phone giving you cancer—itself an unfounded claim—researchers at Harvard have unveiled a smartphone compatible gadget that helps detect it in its early stages.
Two Australian researchers have published a paper revealing how an SSD can completely erase its contents, making it impossible for a time consuming recovery. Why is this important? Imagine how much sensitive info can be protected from prying hands, eyes, and ears if SSDs are programmed to self destruct this way.
How is it possible? Excuse us, for we have a tendency to exaggerate with our titles. But we can at least vouch for 50% of what you just read above. Below is a disturbingly awesome example of a cyborg insect.
Blame Conan Chen for this bizarre take on the classic game. Sure, the graphics are poor but judging by the photo evidence you can still have a blast on Tetris via Kinect. Or should it be Kinetris?
It’s supposed to mirror a person anyway, so it really would cross your mind to stick needles on the Elfoid ala voodoo doll. The Elfoid is a pint-sized variant of the Telenoid R1 telepresence robot by Japan’s Eager Co. Ltd.
The human brain is a wonderful thing to taste er, test. That’s why a new paper explores the possibilities of improving memory by manipulating a specific enzyme. Why is this important? For starters, it could potentially open a new frontier of brain-specific medication.
What happens when a Scandinavian designer and a Japanese company join forces? Weird gadgets is what happens. The Necono is not a paperweight or a fridge magnet, though it does have magnets on its feet/base. The Necono is a small feline shaped camera that can take video and pics thanks to a hidden MicroSD card.
Not only does it mark you for life, but imprints a religious symbol on your arm. So no vague tribal tats here, boys and girls. You can’t choose the ink design either cos it’s random. If you’re Jewish and the machine delivers a green crescent, just gulp and move on.
Having just had my very own Steam account hijacked not two weeks ago I welcomed Valve’s recent announcement of their new Steam anti-hijacker protection system with tears of joy and of hitting my shin against a chest of drawers. But mostly joy. Which makes Gabe Newell’s stunt of offering up his Steam login details as a challenge to the new system so hard to watch, because although Valve is as dear to me as the aforementioned shin, like hitting said shin on a piece of furniture, this can only end in tears.
If you are rocking a computer that you can’t crack open or a notebook that has slower WiFi connectivity and you need a nice upgrade a new USB adapter from TP-Link has surfaced. The new adapter is interesting in that it has a pair of articulating 3dBi antennas that you can adjust for optimum signal strength.
The good news is humans will survive it. The bad news is little else will. So much for good news, then.
Nicholas Matzke, a graduate student from the U of California, Berkeley has just published a paper that concludes 3/4ths of all life on Earth will be extinct within 300 years. Matzke arrived at this grim finding after he conducted research that was the result of a 2009 seminar. He then began comparing extinction rates and modern data, which produced quite an Uh-oh moment.