Finally, Foolproof Teleconferencing (I Hope)

How much do you hate Polycom? GoToMeeting? Vidyo? Skype? Or whatever the hell else you use to hold meetings with distant colleagues? Well, I'm here to tell you that somebody may have finally figured out a foolproof way to make teleconferencing actually work. "May" because I only spent ten minutes with the so-called… » 10/07/14 9:00am 10/07/14 9:00am

High Five Power Generator...It Could Happen

Look, I'm no engineer. That's just not what I do. But these rough schematics of a high five power generator, which we see could fuel an entire sandwich shop, look pretty solid to me. After all, who couldn't use an extra high five to get them through the day? And who doesn't like a delicious sandwich? This one-two… » 10/10/08 10:50am 10/10/08 10:50am

FYI: Kazakhstani Internet Starting At The Low, Low Price Of…

Yes, you read that right. In Borat's beloved homeland of Kazakhstan, the national internet service provider is charging $3,350 per month for DSL service. If you're ever in Kazakhstan and that seems a little pricey, dial-up is availible for $111 per month. If you need more speed, you can go all out and pay $22,032 for… » 7/27/07 3:59pm 7/27/07 3:59pm

iLIMB Bionic Hand Looks, Feels Like the Real Thing

We at the Giz are fond of both hands and bionic things - so this iLIMB, from Scottish firm Touch Bionics, is so far up our street it's parked in our car port. A prosthetic hand with five separately-powered fingers, the iLIMB functions via the electric signals generated by the remaining portion of a patient's limb,… » 7/18/07 6:30am 7/18/07 6:30am