The Inventor of Whac-A-Mole Accidentally Blew Up His Warehouse

Aaron Fechter invented Whac-A-Mole. He also builds animatronic rock bands for franchises like Chuck E. Cheese's and ShowBiz Pizza Place. What more could we ask him to contribute? Nothing. He has given great gifts to mankind. But Aaron Fechter demands more of himself. He is trying to develop an alternative fuel that is… » 9/29/13 1:06pm 9/29/13 1:06pm

Super Tuesday Tech Special: Republican Edition

Click to viewTomorrow is Super Tuesday, meaning that from among the three Republican candidates (four if you count good ol' Ron Paul), a Republican presidential candidate should emerge. Since we're most interested in how the candidates stand on technology matters, we've presented them below. Now, we're not going to… » 2/04/08 12:00pm 2/04/08 12:00pm

Super Tuesday Tech Special: Democratic Edition

Click to viewThe Super Tuesday primaries are tomorrow. If you're voting in a Democratic contest, the choice is down to Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. If you still haven't decided who will get your vote, fear not, because we've broken down the candidates on the issues that matter most to us: their tech policies. If… » 2/04/08 12:00pm 2/04/08 12:00pm

Ex-MS Employee Has the World's Fastest Ethanol-Based Car

Karl Jacob, an ex-Microsoft employee, has the world's fastest ethanol-based car. He took his run-of-the-mill Dodge Viper and had it converted from a regular gas guzzling monster to an ethanol chugger. While Jacob didn't drive the car himself, a driver from Super Viper hit 218 mph in July, a top speed record for an… » 9/12/07 3:40pm 9/12/07 3:40pm