5 Products That Owe Google Wave A Beer
It's the Velvet Underground of tech: just a few users, but a boatload of imitators.
It Wasn't Just Google That Took A Hit Today
After Google's panic-inducing earnings report, both Facebook and Amazon took a tumble too. Microsoft is having a pretty bad day too.
How Often Should You Upgrade Your Gadgets?
It all hinges on the Lam Quotient: the cost of a gadget, divided by the number of hours you'll use it over its lifetime. That's good news for smartphones and bad news for tablets — and in the case of a laptop, you're often better off upgrading components.
13 Enduring Existential Questions, Answered By Quora
When a question is too hard for Google and Wikipedia, Quora has to pick up the slack. For instance, Why is Life So Great?
Google's Blood And Guts
It's a literal series of tubes. Google gave us a new look inside their data centers this morning, and they're surprisingly low-tech. In fact, they kind of just look like factories. Could this have something to do with that long, angry Times piece a few weeks back? Nah, probably not.
Wombats Are Like Facebook
Remember that weird Facebook ad from a while ago? With this parody site, anything can be like Facebook! Our ideas so far: wombats, planets and dead people. Add yours in the comments.
7 Satellite Photos That Look Like Math
Mathematician Paul Bourke collects satellite photos that look like fractals. It turns out, Earth looks kind of crazy.
Photographing The Passage Of Time
This $85,000 camera takes pictures that show the passage of time, from left to right.
The $50,000 NES Cartridge
It's the only known English-Language copy of Final Fantasy 2. In honor of the craziness, Boing Boing takes a dive into the strange world of rare console games, from the prototype Zelda cartridge (which sold for $55,000) to the notorious "Swedish Erotica" Atari game, Custer's Revenge.
Quiz: Is This Computer Evil?
Knowing is half the battle.
TED Talks Get The Skewering They Deserve
The Onion is taking on the important questions, like "What is the Biggest Rock?"
6 GIFs That Explain The Quantum Physics Nobel Prize
Two physicists just won the Nobel Prize for their work isolating quantum particles. WTF does that mean? Here are some GIFs that will explain it all.
Why Is The Government Afraid Of This iPhone App?
Two Navy SEALs are bringing world-class encryption to the iPhone, for everything from state secrets to celebrity selfies. But that means it can be used by criminals as well.
The 17 Coolest Things About Steve Jobs
None of this lame "visionary technologist" stuff. We're talking swear words, prank calls, and mustaches. You know, the cool stuff.
The Worst Feeling In The World In 1990
It wasn't always easy owning an original NES.
Mozilla Launches A Sneak Attack On Facebook
Mozilla just announced Persona, a new online identification verification system. It's a long shot, but an important one.
14 Things Besides Facebook With A Billion Users
A billion people are on Facebook. That puts it right up there with television, chocolate and Mandarin Chinese.
Quiz: Earth Rock, Moon Rock Or Mars Rock?
Now that we've got rocks from all three places, it's time for a pop quiz. We give you the rock, you give us the planet/moon.
22 Things I Saw At Maker Faire
The new era of child geniuses is upon us. This epic science fair of DIY kidventions just wrapped up in Queens, New York.
The Amazing Kreskin, Mind Reader, Says Mark Zuckerberg Will Step Down From Facebook Leadership
It's a powerful vote of no-confidence from a clairvoyant tech opinion leader.