The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Some Mostly Harmless Fun

Monday might be Memorial Day, but today, friends, is Towel Day, that somewhat arbitrarily chosen time of the year when fans of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series carry a towel around with them as a sign of appreciation. But if that's too weird for you—and I kind of hope it is—you could also just… » 5/25/12 7:20pm 5/25/12 7:20pm

The Tablets of Our Dreams

Computers in movies look nothing like the beasts we lug around today. They're thin and light, a single pane that jumps to life when touched. Technology follows Hollywood dreams; here's hoping this montage is a portent of what's coming soon. » 1/22/10 12:00pm 1/22/10 12:00pm

Offline Wikipedia Psion Mod is Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy V1.0

Instructables has this neat project which lets you pop an offline version of Wikipedia in your pocket. It's a relatively cheap and cheerful hack, using a Psion 5mx handheld with a stripped-down Linux OS and complete—if slightly old— static HTML Wiki archive. If you're not a seasoned Linux expert, don't panic:… » 5/15/08 8:59am 5/15/08 8:59am