How Quantum Theory Screws With Our Perception of Reality

Our modern understanding of reality is based on some fundamental concepts: that the world around us is tangible, that the theory of relativity holds, that cause and effect works as we'd expect, and that humans have free will. But take quantum theory at face value, and it turns out the four can't co-exist together. » 8/08/13 4:43am 8/08/13 4:43am

Oh God, Bravo's Silicon Valley Show Looks Even Worse Than We Thought…

If you watch the latest promo for Bravo's Silicon Valley reality show and think, hey these entrepreneurs failed actors are just stringing together tech buzzwords, it's because that's exactly what they're doing. The video is below, for those who have been sapped of any hope at a fruitful life. » 10/08/12 3:21pm 10/08/12 3:21pm

Using Electrical Charge to Make the World Feel Different

Imagine if you picked up a ceramic teapot and it felt hairy, of if you ran your hand across a counter top and it felt like sandpaper. That's exactly the kind of thing researchers at the cutting edge of touch interfaces are trying to do, by changing the way everyday objects feel using a weak electric signal fed… » 8/09/12 5:30am 8/09/12 5:30am

Sony’s Xperia P and U Are the Budget Little Brothers to That Gorgeous…

Given Sony already torpedoed its Xperia S back at CES, you can aaaaalmost forgive the now-lacking-in-Ericsson company for its lacklustre MWC showings. New Sony boss Kaz Hirai took to the stage to intro the Xperia P and Xperia U phones, which, as rumoured, are both dual-core phones with 8 and 5-megapixel cameras… » 2/26/12 1:47pm 2/26/12 1:47pm