F-Secure: Sony hacked again
The recent hacks that attacked Sony nearly a month back, taking down the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Sony Online Entertainment for a good three weeks or so surely raised the ire of many users who were so used to seeing their home console work without any problems beforehand. Never mind that an olive branch was extended – the hurts are still there, and wounds take time to heal, not to […]

Bionic hand affixed to Austrian man voluntarily
An Austrian man actually decided to take an interesting plunge in the name of medical science – by volunteering his hand to be amputated so he can be fitted with a bionic limb. The patient, known as “Milo” (not his real name, of course), is currently 26 years old, where he lost the use of his right hand in a motorcycle accident 10 years back. Once his stump heals from […]

Sony PlayStation Network hacked - not
Update: It seems that this was not a hack – but rather, Sony’s way of plugging the security hole by taking down the password reset page while they fix the innards before putting it back online. Read the full story here.No, the title isn’t a rehash of what happened nearly a month back, although it serves the same purpose. Freshly put back online, hackers decided to show off their cheeky […]

Parents can control child's Facebook page with new bill
California, the Golden State, might soon see parents being given the legal authority to control their child’s Facebook page if a new bill under consideration is passed, of course. Facebook won’t be the only site affected by this bill as other social networking sites will also fall under a similar law. This new bill will allow parents to remove personal information on childrens’ accounts at their request, and it has […]

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Parents name baby as Like after Facebook button
You know just how crazy the world can get? Well, a pair of Israeli parents who are absolutely in love with Facebook have decided to name their daughter after Facebook’s iconic “Like” button – simply because both Lior and Vardit Adler think that she is as cute as a button, and intend to mark the happy occasion with such a move. No idea on what kind of psychological repercussions the […]

Foldable AMOLED display never creases even after 100,000 times
Are you an engineer who thrives on solving problems? Well, it is said that when it comes to the design of mobile devices, one of the biggest challenges to overcome would be to maximize the display while minimizing the size of the device. Researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in South Korea intend to deliver such a premise using a seamless foldable display prototype which is capable of […]

Chromebook Preview
We live blogged the Google I/O keynote on Wednesday where major announcements were made, including the launch of the Google  Chromebook computers manufactured by Samsung and Acer that will be available June 15 in the US for $449 (Samsung WiFi version), $499 (Samsung WiFi+3G version) and $349 (Acer).“The future is on the web”…”in a browser”, Google says, so the search giant is bringing its dream to the market in the […]

Google Chromebooks might not be so secure after all?
The recently announced Google Chromebooks might have gotten the world to sit up and take notice (especially when Angry Birds is made available for it over the Web!), and depending on which group you are on, there is a very different reason for doing so. Casual consumer electronics users will see it as a new toy, but security experts are much darker in their assessment – touting that a cloud-based […]

Palm Touch Panel turns your palm into a touchscreen display
The Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications is currently researching a brand new technology known as the “Palm Touch Panel”, where it is capable of transmitting tactile information via the screen straight onto the palm of your hand, now how cool is that? Of course, what happens if you are one who suffers from sweaty palms? Well, too bad then, as the more hygienically minded around you might just […]

Google I/O 2011 wrap-up
We have done our best to cover the Google I/O 2011 conference live, but for those who did not manage to follow our live blog, fret not – there is always the power of summarization to help you figure out what was hot and what was not in the event earlier this morning. Of course, getting a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is always a good thing, and at least […]

LG's 3D AR browser to ship with LG Optimus 3D smartphone
LG has worked with augmented reality pioneer Wikitude, and their collaboration has resulted in the first three dimensional AR browser in the world that will debut on the upcoming LG Optimus 3D smartphone. Just what does the Wikitude 3D browser deliver to the table? For starters, it will enable better interaction and engagement with real-time user environments, and with 2D AR displaying just overlapped objects and nothing else, 3D AR […]

Navy SEAL dogs do not, I repeat, do not have titanium teeth unless necessary
It is said that if Navy SEAL dogs have $2,000 a-piece titanium teeth all the better to rip into baddies with, then our men in Navy SEAL Team 6 have adamantium skeletons and a healing factor to help them regenerate and keep our country safe from her enemies round the clock. Too bad for those who wish to believe that our loyal and brave canine friends have dental work that […]

Nissan LEAF Review
The Nissan LEAF is the first mass produced full electric car: no gas tank, no tailpipe. But the LEAF is of course not the first electric car ever made. The EV1 from GM and the Tesla Roadster have been on the roads for years and technically speaking not much is new with the LEAF. However, the LEAF is the first electric car to be mass produced and this is significant. […]

Scoop.it Content Curation Service
Scoop.it has been in private beta for sometimes now, and yesterday the service launched new features including the ability to share their scoop.it posts on Facebook pages, LinkedIn, WordPress blogs, Tumblr; Facebook accounts and Twitter were already available.This web-based content curation service enables users to create topics from their profile page and then automatically get keyword filtered feeds from Twitter, Google, Digg, Youtube and to select RSS feeds from various […]