Periodic table alarm clock lets you see atomic numbers at a glance

University of Nottingham's chemistry professor Martyn Poliakoff says that most chemists don't know the atomic number of most elements and that it's a pain to look in the periodic table. That's why alarm clock is his favorite gadget: "The first periodic table that you lets you see an element's atomic number without… » 7/11/14 8:54am 7/11/14 8:54am

The Difference Between a Geek and a Nerd in One Graph

It's 2013. We should all know that there are clear differences between calling something a nerd and calling someone a geek. This is a fact! Slackpropagation created this nifty graph that shows the dividing line on what defines a geek and what defines a nerd. The easiest way to tell the difference? Geeks are fans of a… » 6/27/13 8:22pm 6/27/13 8:22pm

Sinbad is Still Alive, Also a Gigantic Mac Nerd

This video, found on the VMWare Fusion Site, illustrates not only that Sinbad hasn't passed away—as many of us previously thought—but he's a gigantic nerd on the caliber of Gizmodo readers. Just listen to what he says regarding how he runs Windows and OS X simultaneously and marvel at how much more he knows about… » 2/12/08 2:05pm 2/12/08 2:05pm

Server With Eight Hyperthreaded Dual Core Chips Goes 32-ways: Windows…

Last week, a reader sent in a photo of Windows Task manager showing off a multiprocessing machine's sixteen gonads. Not bad, pretty cool. In the spirit of one-up-man-ship, I present this: An IBM System x3950 server with eight CPUs, All hyperthreaded Xeons.
The result? Windows goes schitzo seeing 32 separate… » 9/08/06 11:07am 9/08/06 11:07am