If the recent White House Correspondents Dinner has shown us anything, it's that politicians are the true masters of comedy in American society. Case in point: a recent joke proposal by a D.C. politician to install "hoverboard lanes" in the nation's capital.
What if Iron Man 2 sucks? Or the finale of Lost leaves us cold? Why do you care so much about things that don't care about you? It's possible that you're in an abusive relationship with pop culture.
It's nearly 2010, and we still don't have commercially available jetpacks, hover cars, or holographic televisions. Webcomic xkcd explains why the technologies we have don't match up with the technologies we expected — we failed to translate the researchers.
Disappointment sometimes seems the natural state of mind for science-fiction fans, but it's because we have so much hope. We raise our hopes again and again, only to suffer crushing disappointment. Here are the 10 worst letdowns of the 2000s.
The gang over at Ars Technica got their hands on both an SSD-packed Macbook Air as well as a regular, HDD-equipped model and then put both through their paces to see if the $1,300 difference in price was worth it. So they had two computers, both exactly the same save a 200Mhz bump in processor speed and a swapping out…