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Posts from February, 2013

Off-Shore Oil Rigs Have Been “Incapacitated” By Malware Thanks To Pirated Music and Porn

Feb 24

18fkkzm8l666kjpgHacks have been popping up all over the place recently. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, various news organisations. And off-shore oil rigs aren’t to be left out. According to the Houston Chronicle, more than one of the things have been “incapacitated” by malware that can be traced back to the Internet’s most common vices: pirated music and […]

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Don’t Worry, The Chromebook Pixel Isn’t Just Stuck Running Chrome OS

Feb 24

18fjdd9j3zlo9jpgThe Chromebook Pixel has caught a lot of flak for being an expensive, powerful computer that arguably throws that power away on the stripped down and simple Chrome OS. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way if you’re game to tinker a little bit. Turns out throwing Linux on that sucker is already a […]

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Galaxy Note 8.0 Hands On: The 8-Inch Tablet as an 8-Inch… Phone

Feb 24

18fkwo9mrvp9ujpgSamsung’s Galaxy Note just grew to 8 inches. It’s actually really nice. It combines a bunch of the stuff that Samsung’s been building in the Galaxy S and Note series and puts them into a nearly perfectly sized tablet. Two things, though. One, we don’t know how much it costs, and price is a huge […]

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The Only Woman Who Ever Got Hit By a Meteorite Survived

Feb 24

18fhukigpiex2jpgImagine going about your day like the people in Russia only to be smacked against a wall by a meteorite’s shockwave. That’s already crazy. But imaging being in your home, napping on your couch and actually getting hit by an actual meteorite. That actually happened to Ann Hodges in 1954. She survived. In the only […]

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These Whale Mech Toys Give Us an Excuse To Post the Most Amazingly Insane Cartoon We’ve Ever Seen

Feb 24

18fgbj9ka4s30jpgThink of every awesome video you’ve ever seen on YouTube, and multiply that by a billion. Then, and only then, will you be able to comprehend the amazingness that is the Mechawhales. A couple of short, cel-shaded CG cartoons starring a gigantic sperm whale that’s not only able to navigate dry land, but also wage […]

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Is It Okayyyyyy To Say Heyyyyyyyyyy?

Feb 24

18fgclkqy7nnyjpgThere’s a virus we need to talk about. It’s spread between our brains, fingers, and keyboards, we rarely think about it, and we almost all do it. Maybe it’s harmless. Or maybe it’s corroding our entire language. Ughhhhhhhhhhh! We’ve been typing like some horrible mix between Bravo reality TV star, child, and moaning animal for […]

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Watch This Hypnotizing Footage Of a Rainbow Mercury Spinning Through Space

Feb 24

18fgomtya8ff0gifWhile Curiosity’s off drilling into the surface of Mars, plenty of other man-made, space-bound machines are surveying the rest of the solar system, and coming with some pretty cool stuff. NASA’s MESSENGER, for instance, put together quite the mesmerizing footage of Mercury’s spin. Stitched together out of over 1,000 shots, the little movie shows roughly […]

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This Gorgeous Timelape of Australia’s Outback Isn’t Monochrome—It’s Infra-Red

Feb 24

Australia’s Canberra region is as beautiful as it is rugged. While the area may explode in colour and life after seasonal rains, it is equally inhospitable during droughts. To capture this dichotomy, acrylic artist Phil Ryan teamed with photographer Glen Ryan in Karst Country. Karst topography, with its dramatically eroded limestone formations, is found throughout […]

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SwiftKey 4, Vector, and More

Feb 24

18fdb6rbv28knjpgYou probably won’t do a backflip over a flight of stairs in real life, but you’ll do it on your Android phone. And you’ll stay organized. And you’ll send lewd pictures that expire in three seconds to your friends. Or at least you will if you’re checking out this round of the apps of the […]

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Worm Run, Solve the Outbreak, and More

Feb 24

18fcwa2x5r2xmjpgEvade space worms, diagnosis an outbreak in a rural village, and read a little Charles Dickens. Nope, not retelling your dream from last night, just previewing a few of the things you can do with this round of the week’s best iPad apps. Worm Run: Here’s another game you might get addicted to—in Worm Run, […]

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