WTF

 

  • “Data Furnace” Would Heat Homes While Flipping Bits

    “Data Furnace” Would Heat Homes While Flipping Bits

    One byproduct of computing almost everybody has had to deal with at some time or another is the heat. Whether it’s your Xbox overheating due to poor ventilation, your MacBook’s fan roaring like a jet engine, or some other manifestation, the inescapable truth is that computers these days get warm. Whether it’s a processor, hard drive, or video card, it produces waste heat as… Read More

  • Gossamer Web Browser Runs On Your Graphing Calculator

    Gossamer Web Browser Runs On Your Graphing Calculator

    I had a friend who once amazed me by writing a basketball game for the TI-81 graphing calculator. This, however, is an order of magnitude more impressive. Gossamer is a web browser for the TI-83+ through TI-84+SE calculators and, through the use of a number of fairly interesting network protocol APIs, it lets you see the text of almost any website right on the calculators tiny, pixelated screen. Read More

  • Illogical? William Shatner Gets Booted From Google+ (Update: He’s Back)

    Illogical? William Shatner Gets Booted From Google+ (Update: He’s Back)

    Actor and musician William Shatner has apparently had his Google+ account beamed up for “violating standards”, according to a tweet posted earlier this morning. He who loves TechCrunch tweeted the following message to his followers: “My Google+ account was flagged for violating standards. Saying hello to everyone apparently is against the rules maybe I should say… Read More

  • Google News Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinking Google News Badges

    Google News Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinking Google News Badges

    Whether you think gamification is the road that leads to a brighter future – or instead straight to the irreparable infantilization – of the Web, even the harshest of critics have to admit that there’s more to the concept than simply slapping some badges on a website, game or application, Foursquare-style. The more I read up on this new Google News Badges stuff, the more I… Read More