Pretty much everything that’s great about technology today is thanks to the microprocessor. Billions of them are manufactured every year and they are one of the many reasons you can read this fine website. But few people understand what’s going on inside that little integrated circuit. Here’s a crash course.
It’s a factoid years old that when Luke emerges from his X-Wing after the Battle of Yavin in A New Hope, the over-excited Mark Hamill accidentally cries “Carrie!” rather than “Leia!” when Carrie Fisher’s Princess comes running into his arms. But did he really? Not according to Luke Skywalker himself.
Live in Seattle and own a pet? Chances are, you’ve named them after something geeky. KUOW.org went through the names of every pet registered in the city, and found that many Seattleites have named their pets after pop culture icons.
Gizmodo loooooves emoji. They are so cute! And apparently, they're on Windows Phone in droves, which somehow totally slipped under our radar. But luckily, WP Central's already compiled all of the adorable little icons and their input codes. Wink! Turtle! Stormcloud! Something called Right hug!
Every parent frets over when it's appropriate to start talking to their kids about Star Wars. Here's a helpful Star Wars PSA to get you started. Remember — just say no to Jar Jar, kids.
Spider-Man took a little time out from his busy day of web-slinging and ruining musical theater to deliver an important message. It's time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. It's a "why don't you caption it" PSA!