It goes without saying that both technology and the people who develop it have made great advances more many years. While the plenitude of smaller, incremental advances that change our lives in various minor ways (i.e., device and software updates, etc.), there exist at least a few giant projects that essentially transformed our world. From providing a means for humans to travel in space, feats of modern engineering and architecture, and answering questions about our existence, below are three of my personal highlights from Digital Trend’s list of nine of the most important technology-related projects ever. Continue reading Digital Trend’s List of the Nine Tech Projects That Changed The World!
Well, of course THIS is a THING. It turns out that Hong Kong-based Chilli International’s fidget spinner phone has been around for a while. Last week, the device popped-up over on Reddit, but back in September, PhoneRadar released a hands-on video with the device. The mobile phone comes in six different colors, includes a tiny 1.4-inch screen, includeds a web browser and Bluetooth connectivity, but only comes with 32MB (yes, MEGABYTES) of on-board storage (that’s expandable to 8GB with an SD card). This very is very simple and basic, similar to the feature phones that existed before smartphone took the reigns. The fidget phone is currently priced at $20, and while it’s only sold in India, you can find other versions of it on Amazon. Continue reading So, A Fidget Spinner Mobile Phone Exists. We Have Entered the End Times…
Here’s the truth everyone: shutting down your computer isn’t something you should regularly have to do; especially if your computer was manufactured in the last 10 years. Sure, you don’t want your computer running at full-power overnight, but putting it to sleep makes it use almost no power and your computer will be ready to go immediately when you turn it back on. If you’ve got a laptop, just closing the lid should put it to sleep; even powerful desktop PCs can utilize built-in and customizable low-power sleep and hibernate modes. Continue reading Irritating PC Myth: “You Have to Turn Your Computer Off At Night”
This weeks episode of Doc’D is centered around the history of video game developer Vic Tokai. Well, actually they TECHNICALLY weren’t a traditional game studio. Well, maybe they TECHNICALLY dabbled in other techy businesses….but still, they made Clash at Demonhead. Clash at Demonhead… Continue reading “The Ballad of Vic Tokai” – Doc’D #3
Whenever my life gets be so down, I know I can go down…wait a minute!
This week’s SILVER edition of WIRed features failures in architectural desgin, a USB tentacle device from ThinkGeek, $25,000 worth of EVERY North American SNES Game, and some awesome finishing moves in pro wrestling. Also, I sing a little bit… Continue reading Design Fails the USB Tentacles for $25K in SNES Games & Finished Them – WIRed #25
“I’m standing in the rain, just standing in the rain, without a coat or umbrella, and I’m still bone-dry….”.
Anyway, the London Barbican Arts Center has recently opened this very impressive new installation that allows visitors to walk right into a room simulating a rain storm, and still NOT GET WET. The creators of the oh-so-cleverly titled “Rain Room,” art studio Random International, use a set of 3D cameras to detect the positions of the people within the space, then turns each of its individual rain streams on or off accordingly. The entire exhibit area covers over 1,000 square feet and uses nearly 220 gallons of water per minute, but allows the total supply of water to be quickly filtered and re-circulated through the system.
Continue reading Still Stay Bone-Dry in The Techy/Artsy “Rain Room” in London
This week, this house is brought to you by the letter “Y,” you can soon talk to the hand (literally), behind the scenes on indie game development, and how to be a pro wrestling art snob.
…also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! Continue reading A “Y”House, Hand Phones, Indie Game Movie & The Art of Wrestling – WIRed #11