Winning Brainball Requires Years of Destroying Your Mind with Booze

This is Jeff. He's losing to me at Brainball » 9/26/08 1:20pm 9/26/08 1:20pm, which is on display at Wired's NextFest. It's sort of like soccer if numbing your mind could score a goal. I asked the creator, why not reward the player who can think the hardest? He responded, "because the best games are the ones that you don't think to play." And it…

SiCortex Supercomputer Can be Powered by Bicycles

Here's a common predicament: You've got a supercomputer handy and you have some complex mathematical equations you need crunched. The problem is, there's no power source available! That's what you get for setting up your supercomputer in the desert, you idiot. Well, that won't be a problem much longer. That's because… » 9/14/07 2:40pm 9/14/07 2:40pm

Justin.tv And Giz at Nextfest

Watch justin live video and chat on Justin.tvWe're down at Wired's NextFest with Justin.tv, checking out the robots and cool stuff from the future. Check out the video to see what we're seeing. » 9/13/07 5:32pm 9/13/07 5:32pm

WineM RFID Wine Rack at NextFest

ThingM's WineM is one part intelligent wine rack, one part light show. This concept, currently on display at NextFest, works by taking bottles of wine tagged with RFID stickers and placing them onto the rack. Now if you're having Lamb Shank for dinner and want a decent Shiraz, just input into the computer that you… » 9/13/07 5:30pm 9/13/07 5:30pm

Bartending Robot Mixes Drinks, Helps Ruin Lives


Wired's Nextfest is about to begin in New York City, ushering in a weekend of gadget geeks walking the mean streets and getting lost. Our camera man Richard was able to sneak in early and grabbed some groovy footage for us, the first of which is of a bartending robot. The robot actually works properly, bad news for… » 9/28/06 2:07pm 9/28/06 2:07pm