A 13-year-old teen girl got quite a fright recently when she woke from sleeping to the smell of something burning. She quickly realized that burning smell was her Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, which had overheated and caught fire.
You might think you’re safe when you’re hanging out with your friends and with friends of a friend, but that isn’t always the case. Who knows what unscrupulous folks could be dumping into your drink when you had your back turned or while you were dancing up a storm on the dance floor?
If you are a big fan of comic books, you are probably familiar with ComiXology. The company allows you to purchase and download digital comic books rather than having to schlep down to the comic book store with the unwashed masses.
Rumors had been flying the last few days that Microsoft was set to make some huge layoff announcements. The layoffs have been announced now (for some workers through a very awful executive memo) and the software giant will be shedding 18,000 workers over the next year.
Ryan Simonetti and three of his coworkers hailed a ride using the Uber app. When the ride showed up and the men entered the car, a D.C. taxi inspector was talking to the driver. Simonetti says that as the inspector walked off to check documents, the Uber driver just drove off with the passengers inside.
A picture speaks a thousand words, but what about emoji? You’ve probably used a handful of these already if you’re on social media or if you use instant messaging apps. They’re basically smiley faces and a range of other expressions along with random but common objects, like fireworks, a bouquet, a bowl of ramen, and yes, even poop.
Newegg is a place that geeks like us have been shopping for computer components and other cool stuff for years. Newegg has now become the most recent company to begin accepting payments in Bitcoin currency.
About a year and a half ago, Costco stopped selling Apple products in its retail and online stores. After a long absence, Apple iPhone and iPad devices are now back in Costco locations with some big discounts.
Some news anchors already look and act like robots, but that isn’t good enough for Japan. They want actual robots giving us the news. Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan just unveiled Kodomoroid and Otonaroid – two robots that look eerily human with super good anchor skills.
The World Wide Web is a larger domain than you can imagine. It’s a wealth of information, right at your fingertips – that is, if you know where to look. It didn’t take too long for people to realize that the quantity of data out there was so large as to be unmanageable without some method of working through it in an organized fashion.
We’ve heard this story before. A guy gets engaged, reveals his geeky (and usually expensive) obsession to his fiancée, then the fiancée dumps him. It just ain’t right. However, sometimes it is the guy’s fault. It isn’t always the girl being too mean.
Game console makers have been rushing to get their consoles ready to get into China after the announcement that consoles would be allowed to be sold in China after being banned since 2000. China had banned the consoles because it claimed that the game systems had bad health effects for gamers.
We like our LEGO around these parts and a new story has surfaced from Sweden that makes our hearts and heads hurt. As the story goes, a LEGO collector is being forced to sell his LEGO collection by his wife.