Your criminal record gets wiped clean the moment you turn 18, but every idiotic screenname and angst-ridden Xanga remains in perpetuity. GOOD had a few online journalists (including our own Mat "emptyage" Honan) share their first handles, to amusing but mostly harmless results.
In a survey of 7,000 16-to-30-year-olds, a not-entirely-surprising 53 percent chose tech over their sense of smell. Most of us here at Giz picked tech, since we'd obviously be massively unemployed without it. When we put the question to you on Twitter, most of you agreed with us, though our readers might not be the…
The next time you buy some virtual gold for World of Warcraft, you may want to stop and think about how that gold is being produced. It may be coming from the blood, sweat and toil of a Chinese prisoner.
A new Army program, called Heads-Up Display for Control of Unmanned Ground Vehicles, is said to be developing an "eyeglasses-like display" that projects live video feeds from robots on the ground. That's no breakthrough. But what is new is that our soldiers may even be able to drive these robots—using only the natural…
A team from the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland is hoping to take to the skies in their human-powered helicopter tomorrow.
Last Friday, the DOJ unveiled a 52-page (52? LOL.) indictment against three of the biggest online poker companies providing service for Americans—PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker—and alleged that they were guilty of money laundering, along with wire and bank fraud. According to the DOJ attorney, the…
Night vision is one of those technologies we instinctively think is all high tech, but after 30-plus years, it's a bit rough around the edges. SA Photonics' new Hi-Res Night Vision System brings it back up to speed.
As if the anyone needs additional incentive to be interested in a dinosaur exhibit beyond, like, dinosaurs, the American Museum of Natural History is opening The World's Largest Dinosaurs, centered around a massive half-skin, half-dissected, life-sized Mamenchisaurus.
In this edition of the Joy of Tech, everyone's an innovator and an unusually snarky Bill Gates gets the final word. Start your photocopiers, indeed! [Joy of Tech]
Which video games deserve to be honored for their art? Heavy Rain or Final Fantasy? Grim Fandango or Fallout? In the Smithsonian's upcoming "The Art of Video Games" exhibition, gamers decide which titles make the cut.
All you need to do is type in the chosen text at Freedom of Creation's website, and they'll use a 3D printer to create your very own custom font—for your desk, front door, or even above the bed.
Thanks to the House of Representatives passing the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010, Caller ID spoofing will be outlawed. Sure, you may prevent your number from being seen, but no more pretending that you're calling from another phone:
Upon my return from windy Chicago, the first thing I did was round up a pile of smokin' hot deals. Check out today's best bargains on gadget wares.
How about easing away the boredom of a slow Friday workday with a little retail therapy?
Get ready for that summer cross-country trip you've been hankering for with a snazzy new GPS, headphones, and netbook. Not man enough? George Clooney will teach you how.
I hope you don't hate saving money and other cool things, like free ice cream. Can't turn that down, can you?
Here's a Ministry of Sound MP3 player that's about the size of your index finger but holds a gigabyte s worth of your favorite MP3s or WMAs. It has an OLED screen and gives you eight hours of playback on a charge. Not only is it small, the MOSMP083X10 is a voice recorder, too. Available the UK now for $157. Small is…