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Tag: Bug

Gigantic Stick Bug is 2-Feet of Nope

Gigantic Stick Bug is 2-Feet of Nope
A group of Chinese scientists were on a field trip to the Guangxi Zhuang region of China in 2014 and discovered this gigantic bug. The beast is 62.4cm long, or a bit over two feet. It…

Praying Mantis Gets 3D Glasses in Coolest Scientific Test Ever

Praying Mantis Gets 3D Glasses in Coolest Scientific Test Ever
I like to imagine that the scientists who come up with experiments sit around and think of the most awesome things they can do, even if they have little real world value. I bet there were…
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Wall of Bugs Has a Volkswagen Beetle

Wall of Bugs Has a Volkswagen Beetle
There are a bunch of museums in the US and around the world I would like to visit one day. The Smithsonian is at the top of my list. I didn’t even know that Cleveland had…

Mattel’s Bug Racers Are Steered by Live Insects

Mattel’s Bug Racers Are Steered by Live Insects
Toys sure have come a long way. Get ready for tiny cars that are piloted by real living insects. No joke. Why would your kid want to control their toy themselves when they can enslave an…

Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record

Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record
Back in 2013, we talked about a tiny robot from UC Berkeley that a team had developed that was able to run around at 2.7 meters-per-second. That was pretty fast, but roughly two years later the…

Giant Cockroach Pool Float: Kill It With Fire!

Giant Cockroach Pool Float: Kill It With Fire!
Everyone hates cockroaches, so if you want to clear the water fast and have the pool all to yourself, just put a cockroach in the pool. A giant cockroach pool float.…

Apple Working on Annoying iMessage Bug That Blocks Texts after Migration

Apple Working on Annoying iMessage Bug That Blocks Texts after Migration
If you ever used an iPhone with your phone number and then ported your number to another brand of device, you may know about a flaw with iMessage that prevents you from getting some of your…

This Salt Firing Shotgun Kills Flies Dead

This Salt Firing Shotgun Kills Flies Dead
The weather is getting nice again and you know what that means. It means flying insects will start to bug you. Well, now you can solve your fly problem with a vengeance. Just use this salt…

Original Apple TV iTunes Connectivity Issue Irritates Users Globally

Original Apple TV iTunes Connectivity Issue Irritates Users Globally
Owners of first-generation Apple TV set top boxes (sold from 2007 through 2010) have been reporting issues that are keeping them from connecting to iTunes. The issue is said to be affecting users of the original…

VelociRoACH Hits the Ground Running… and Raid Won’t Stop It

VelociRoACH Hits the Ground Running… and Raid Won’t Stop It
Remember that Tom Selleck sci-fi flick called Runaway? Despite being terribly cheesy, those insect-like robots in that movie always gave me the creeps. Never mind that it was none other than KISS’ Gene Simmons who was…

TARDIS VW Beetle: Fahrverwhügen

TARDIS VW Beetle: Fahrverwhügen
This TARDIS VW Beetle is all timey-whimey and bigger on the… outside. Which is pretty normal. I remember when the 3rd Doctor had a car that he used to drive around in and fight monsters with.…

Fly on the Wall Smoke Alarm Buzzes into Your Home to Alert You to Fire

Fly on the Wall Smoke Alarm Buzzes into Your Home to Alert You to Fire
Who says smoke alarms need to be nondescript beige boxes? Helsinki designer Paola Suhonen sured doesn’t think so, with her unique smoke detector that looks like a gigantic house fly.…

LEGO Taxidermied Insect Collection is All About Bugs and Bricks

LEGO Taxidermied Insect Collection is All About Bugs and Bricks
Some interests are pretty morbid. For instance, I’ve always wondered just what kind of person would want to become a coroner or an undertaker. It’s just weird to me. The same thing applies to people who…

The Ethiopian Caterpillar – Robot Bug of the 19th Century

The Ethiopian Caterpillar – Robot Bug of the 19th Century
I’m always mesmerized by the intricate craftsmanship found in antique automatons. I think it’s something about the fact that people could build robotics without any electrical or electronic components that is truly amazing. One of the…

HexBug Nano V2: A Habitrail for Robo-Bugs

HexBug Nano V2: A Habitrail for Robo-Bugs
First there was the HexBug. Then there was the HexBug Nano. Now there’s HexBug Nano V2. Those creepy-crawly little self-propelled robots are back, and they’re better than ever. The latest iteration of these little robo-insects now…

Android 4.2 Flaw Deletes December… You’re a Mean One, Mister Grinch.

Android 4.2 Flaw Deletes December… You’re a Mean One, Mister Grinch.
If you happen to have a birthday to remember during the month of December, Android has done you a favor and deleted the month for you. Apparently, there is a bug in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean…
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