• Our Cousin Jared

    Our Cousin Jared

    When you spend most of your time working in the technology space you tend to track things like fancy product releases, funding announcements, valuations, liquidity events and so on and so on. People are judged on where they worked previously, what school they went to and maybe dropped out of early. There’s more than a bit of superficialness in our industry and it tends to get worse… Read More

  • This Guy’s Periscoping A Marathon From His Wheelchair

    This Guy’s Periscoping A Marathon From His Wheelchair

    The great part about live-streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat is that we get to see things that we rarely (or never) get to see from a different perspective. Today is one of those days, as well-known wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley is ‘scopin his race from a mounted phone on his wheelchair in Australia. Check out this perspective: Absolutely inspiring. LIVE on #Periscope… Read More

  • Scientific Community Torn Over Extraterrestrial Bacteria Claims

    Few things are quite as exciting as a good old fashioned feud between distinguished scientists. You’ll recall that a scientist, Nasa’s Richard Hoover, published an article last week in The Journal of Cosmology that claimed to have discovered a form of extraterrestrial bacteria on a meteorite. Life, in other words. But hold on! In the days that have since passed a number of… Read More

  • Has Nasa Found A New Type Of Life Right Here On Earth?

    There’s several big announcements coming up later today. The biggest is probably the World Cup bids, and the tension is evident. (More on that later.) Then we’ve got UFC‘s Chael Sonnen appearing before the California State Athletic Commission to explain his elevated testosterone levels during his fight with Anderson Silva back in August. Last, Nasa. Yes, somehow Nasa has… Read More

  • Always being ‘connected’ is ruining our way of life

    It sure is great to live in the developed world. No having to worry about having enough to eat or finding clean drinking water or anything like that. Nope: we freak out when Twitter momentarily goes down, or when we can’t use certain software on our phones. Or, conversely, we complain about the undue influence certain technologies have over our lives. We’re all over the place. Read More

  • Australian man auctions off his life on eBay

    An Australian man is auctioning off his life on eBay. Neat! So yeah, some guy in Australia, Ian Usher, just split up with his wife, and rather than be a good solider and find someone else, he’s decided his life isn’t worth living, per se. Not that he’s going to off himself, but that he’s giving away his life—house, job, car, possessions and his friends. The… Read More

  • NASA confirms ice found on Mars

    NASA has confirmed the existence of ice on Mars, the first time water has been found on another planet confirming years of speculation as to the possiblity of water on the Red Planet. As the awful movie Semi-Pro says every four seconds, “Get excited!” And, as Bloomberg so kindly reminds us, “Water in liquid form is an essential ingredient for life.” Thanks, Bloomberg. Read More

  • This Is A Really

    Good gadget review video. I’m sure you feel like this every time you watch John in his BRASIL shirt. Crappy Gadget Reviews [YouTube] Read More

  • iPod Saves a Soldier's Life in Iraq?

    An iPod saved a soldier’s life over in Iraq, or so the story goes. A picture of a destroyed iPod showed up on Flickr with a message saying that it was destroyed in a firefight between a U.S. soldier and some Iraqi miscreants. Supposedly an AK-47’s bullet tore through the soldier’s handy dandy iPod jacket pocket, where Apple’s little portable media player stopped the… Read More