The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages

By Joshua A.T. Fairfield, Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University. Is this our relationship to tech companies now? Queen Mary Master Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had internet-connected sensors measuring its temperature and cleanliness. The hackers got into the… Continue reading “The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages”

Originally posted 2017-09-06 15:04:40.

Cure For Arachnophobia: Watch These Peacock Spiders Dance to “Stayin’ Alive”

Snakes and clowns aside, spiders might be the most feared creatures on planet Earth. Although, judging by this video of small, fuzzy, neon peacock spiders, it is hard to see why. Australian peacock spider photographer Jürgen Otto created a video of 51 colorful arachnids dancing to “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> Now… Continue reading “Cure For Arachnophobia: Watch These Peacock Spiders Dance to “Stayin’ Alive””

Originally posted 2017-09-06 15:05:51.

Nintendo: Mario, video game character, is no longer a plumber

Mario, the mustachioed plumber who helped make Nintendo a household name in the 1980s, has put down the plunger and retired from his profession, according to the video game company. Nintendo recently updated Mario’s official profile on the game maker’s Japanese website, and an English translation indicates his plumbing days are in the past. “All around… Continue reading “Nintendo: Mario, video game character, is no longer a plumber”

Originally posted 2017-09-06 15:03:32.

Last Week in Tech: Oh man, look at all these sweet ‘Star Wars’ toys

Put that hot dog down and look at all this cool new stuff you missed This Onnit Slam Ball isn’t technically a gadget, but it is a Star Wars-themed piece of workout gear, which seems worthy of a spot in this week’s list. Onnit Labor Day 2017 is upon us, which means summer is over and… Continue reading “Last Week in Tech: Oh man, look at all these sweet ‘Star Wars’ toys”

Originally posted 2017-09-04 21:12:20.

All the ways you can use Chrome offline

No internet, no problem. With or without an internet connection, Chrome lets you do a lot more than mere browsing. Depositphotos Internet access, whether wired or wireless, has become one of the most precious commodities of our time. But that leaves us singularly unprepared when that access gets cut off—such as when we travel to the… Continue reading “All the ways you can use Chrome offline”

Originally posted 2017-09-02 13:02:38.

Look at the mysterious ‘dragon booger’ found in Vancouver’s Lost Lagoon

Pond gunk has never been so fascinating. pectinatella magnifica A dragon booger, more scientifically known as *Pectinatella magnifica” Jomegat “Dragon boogers” go by many names. “Moss animals,” for one, and “bryozoans,” for another. They’re also known as “ectoprocta,” meaning “anus outside.” If you’re unfamiliar with the phylogeny of aquatic invertebrates, it might seem unnecessary to distinguish… Continue reading “Look at the mysterious ‘dragon booger’ found in Vancouver’s Lost Lagoon”

Originally posted 2017-09-01 19:33:40.

Have Eclipse Fever? There’s A Total Lunar Eclipse Coming In January

Last week’s total solar eclipse saw millions of people across the country venturing outside to watch the moon pass in front of the sun for part of the day. Some people even traveled to the path of totality to witness the event that rarely happens in the continental United States. Now that he country has caught… Continue reading “Have Eclipse Fever? There’s A Total Lunar Eclipse Coming In January”

Originally posted 2017-08-30 23:38:30.

Choose the right VR gear for you

VR to your face! Transport yourself to another world. Oculus In 2016, three major tech players launched long-anticipated virtual reality headsets. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to assess the VR gear that’s available for consumers and decide what headset is right for you. Whether you’re new to VR or not, the different headset… Continue reading “Choose the right VR gear for you”

Originally posted 2017-08-30 23:37:00.

This troubling tennis trend is keeping players out of the U.S. Open

A more stressful game. It’s becoming a more dangerous game (for your wrists, anyway). Depositphotos The best tennis players in the world are roaming the courts of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the U.S. Open this week. But the men’s entry list has some gaping holes, with five of the top 11 ranked… Continue reading “This troubling tennis trend is keeping players out of the U.S. Open”

Originally posted 2017-08-30 23:33:57.

It’s Your Last Chance to Comment on Net Neutrality Plan

Wednesday is the last day for Americans to submit comments to federal regulators about the idea of rolling back the government’s net neutrality rules. Supporters claim the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) push to eliminate or weaken the rules would support renewed investment in America’s internet networks, while critics argue the move would empower big business and… Continue reading “It’s Your Last Chance to Comment on Net Neutrality Plan”

Originally posted 2017-08-30 23:05:25.