How a 1940s’ Hollywood Star Helped Make Wireless Technologies Possible

Did an exotic actress from Vienna, considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood in the 1940s, really invent wireless? Not exactly, but the non-sensationalized facts of the matter are no less fascinating, involving Hollywood, the World War II Axis Powers, and remote control technology. » 9/18/13 7:35am 9/18/13 7:35am

The Hills Girls Analyze the Large Hadron Collider

I don't watch The Hills, but that doesn't mean I'm not entertained when I see Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt prancing around and pretending they aren't posing for the cameras: in this clip, Audrina attempts to get scientific with the Big Bang theory and the Large Hadron Collider. Her friend explains that the Large… » 10/30/08 10:00pm 10/30/08 10:00pm

Microsoft's Patent Revolutionizes Dating By Matching People With…

That website where you upload a picture of yourself and it tells you which celebrities you look like is fun, but what if you could do the same thing in reverse? Microsoft's latest image-based face search has just that application, allowing you to potentially upload a picture of a celebrity and find matches on dating… » 2/29/08 4:00pm 2/29/08 4:00pm

Motorola Gifts Personalized Copies of Its ROKR E8 to Oscar Nominees

Just like they did at last year's ceremony, Motorola is gifting 2008's Oscar nominees with personalized versions of its as-yet-unreleased ROKR E8.
Yeah, yeah, you probably think we are turning into a celebrity website, but, given the past few weeks of will they, won't they? speculation as to whether they are getting… » 2/07/08 7:54am 2/07/08 7:54am

Comedian Stephen Fry Blogs Spectacularly About Smartphones

British comedian Stephen Fry is awesome in a way similar to Ricky Gervais or Hugh Laurie (his previous showbiz partner), but writing 10,000 words about smartphones just put him over the top into living idol territory. You can't tell from his public persona, but he's apparently a huge nerd, knowing intricate details… » 9/20/07 3:30pm 9/20/07 3:30pm

Madonna Gets an iPhone, Is Still an Old Floozy

I usually try to stray away from the celebrity gossip goods and leave it to my Gawker brethren at Defamer, but this is too good to pass up. It seems Madonna is the proud owner of an iPhone a few months prior to the official release date, at least according to the fine folks at Perez Hilton. I'm not convinced that it… » 4/05/07 3:45pm 4/05/07 3:45pm