Posts Tagged ‘tech’

A cleverly designed human birdwings hoax has the whole Internet bummed out it’s not real.

by March 23, 2012 7:02 PM PDT
Birdman is a fake. Bummer.Birdman is a fake. Bummer.

(Credit: Floris Kaayk)

Curse you fake birdman! Just when it seemed like we humans might get to spread our wings and fly, it turns out the whole shebang — videos, plans, everything — was part of an elaborate plan/scam/hoax by filmmaker Floris Kaayk. (more…)

NASA: Space flight may harm your eyesight

Posted: March 20, 2012 in Tech
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Brain scans of astronauts who were in space for lengthy periods suggest a significant occurrence of a condition that can affect vision.

by March 14, 2012 10:10 AM PDT
(Credit: NASA)

One can imagine that flying up to space can do peculiar things to one’s body. And, in the case of a couple of astronauts who have returned, to one’s mind.

Yet new research from NASA suggests that prolonged periods in the bluey-black beyond might cause serious damage to your eyes. (more…)

Researchers say their 3D point-of-care sensor, called oPad, can be printed on a simple office printer.

by March 8, 2012 3:51 PM PST
The oPAD can be assembled in less than a minute for less than a dime.

(Credit: Alex Wang)

Affordable paper sensors aren’t exactly new. Think home pregnancy tests. But researchers out of the University of Texas at Austin are pushing (or is it folding?) the envelope with their origami-inspired 3D paper sensor that, thanks to strategic folding, can identify more substances in more complex tests. (more…)

How to Take Care of Your Gadget

Posted: March 20, 2012 in Tech, Tips N Tricks
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Gadgets have become a part of our everyday lives. A lot of us often look at our cell phones or smart phones immediately after we wake up to check for messages, emails, or just look at the time; some even open their laptops right away even before they go to the bathroom. Because technology has become a need for us humans, we must learn how to value and take care of our gadgets and gizmos.

Here are some tips that you can follow on how to take care of your gadgets, whether it’s a cell phone, laptop, dslr, tablet, and the like: (more…)

A survey shows that texting is the dominant way teens communicate and they’ve cut way down on talking on the phone, while e-mailing is practically nonexistent.

by March 19, 2012 8:10 PM PDT Follow @darakerr
(Credit: Screenshot from CNET TV)

Year after year, study after study, teens are proving to be texting at an increasing rate. In a new survey by the Pew Internet Research Center, U.S. teenagers are talking on landlines and cell phone less, using more smartphones, and are averaging 60 texts a day–up from 50 in 2009. (more…)

Bloomberg reports that Microsoft will release the final version of the upcoming operating system to manufactures this summer, leading to a pre-Christmas launch.

by March 19, 2012 2:50 PM PDT Follow @iamjaygreene
Windows 8 Start screen

(Credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft reportedly will finish work on Windows 8 by summer, setting the stage to release the next version of its flagship operating system sometime around October. (more…)

by Rachel King March 19, 2012 12:25 PM PDT

Yahoo has been trying to revamp itself in several different ways over the course of the last year, especially as the company shifts its image from a one-time search giant to a digital media company.

One way that Yahoo is going about that is through a new partnership with Fandango. (more…)