News Index

“Google Owns 28% of Your Brain.”

The problem with digital assistants

Sun, December 16th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

In this episode BrainCraft we learn how the use of digital assistants is causing brain atrophy. We’re in the middle of an Attention War –…


“The race is on to create lab-grown meat products.”

Lab steak

Sat, December 15th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

In this video the Wall Street Journal looks at the development of lab-grown meat and tries out steak grown from cultured cells. More information on…


“A novel experiment by a government to work with journalists and educators to combat the spread of online misinformation.”

French students learn to recognise online misinformation

Fri, December 14th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to the New York Times, students at the Collège Henri Barbusse near Lyon, France, students participated ina workshop that would teach teenagers how to…


“We’ve received requests to add some artificial noise to the buses so that people can hear them.”

Shenzhen has 16,000 electric busses, taxis are next

Thu, December 13th, 2018 08:03 by capnasty

According to The Guardian, the Chinese city of Shenzhen has systematically replaced all its diesel busses with electric ones reducing not just noise but pollution.…


"Free apps make money by selling your personal data."

Everyone, not just Facebook, making money from your personal data, often behind your back

Wed, December 12th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

While Google's CEO claims that its users know how much they are being tracked, The New York Times explains the scale of location tracking behind…


“Both spacecraft are still operational when they reached interstellar space.”

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space

Tue, December 11th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Launched in 1977, NASA reports that Voyager 2 has now officially exited the heliosphere — a bubble-like area of space created by the sun —…


Stripper Robots

Getting ready for the sexbot revolution

Mon, December 10th, 2018 08:16 by capnasty

Mashable speaks to Giles Walker, the man who a decade ago built the first stripper robot.


Optician Sans

Free typeface inspired by eye charts

Sun, December 9th, 2018 17:31 by capnasty

Optician Sans, the brain-child of typographer Fábio Duarte Martins , s a free typeface based on the historical eye charts and optotypes used by opticians…


“Make it so. Make it so. Make it so.”

Captain Picard sings "Let it Snow!"

Fri, December 7th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Just in time for the holiday season, Captain Picard sings a very special version of Let it snow. Shut up Wesley.


“Can you replace the spring of a pogo stick with repelling magnets?”

Converting a Pogo Stick from spring to magnets

Thu, December 6th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

K&J Magnets experiments with replacing the spring in a Pogo Stick with repelling magnets. It kind of works albeit it seems that magnets don't make…


“Initial riders may be more comfortable getting into a car with a human in the driver seat.”

Self-driving taxis are now a thing—almost

Wed, December 5th, 2018 09:47 by capnasty

Google seems to have


“Which calls itself Netflix for cars.”

Subscription based car ownership

Tue, December 4th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

CNBC brings to attention Flexdrive, a subscription based service that lets you drive a car without the hassle of owning one. The subscription cost, which…


“It takes a while for us to realize exactly what they’ve done that’s so terrible.”

Tech giants are jerks

Mon, December 3rd, 2018 11:39 by capnasty

In this Recode Decode podcast, the Atlantic’s Franklin Foer calls Amazon a bully and accusses Facebook and Google of being "enemies of independent thought." Perhaps…


“You don't give a damn about my future.”

Australian children skip school to protest their goverment's inaction on climate change

Sun, December 2nd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Albeit sad to hear that their politicians resorted to insults, it is amazing to hear that Australian children held protests asking for government action on…


“Does society want children with genes tailored to prevent disease?”

Harvard to be gene-editing sperm cells

Sat, December 1st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The MIT Technology Review site reports that despite the recent controversy With China genetically engineering disease-resistant babies, Harvard University is planning on editing sperm cells…


“We may stop ourselves from going into space the more we do it.”

We have a garbage problem in space too

Fri, November 30th, 2018 16:57 by capnasty

In their usually highly informative videos, Kurzgesagt explains how the wall of debree circiling the planet may eventually prevent us from ever being able to…


“See what's inside everyday objects from a new and different perspective.”

Macro shots of everyday items from a lens you shoot like a gun

Thu, November 29th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Amazing video by the Macro Room showcasing their bullet-like camera you shoot at an object. I'd be really careful out there with something like this.…


“Many people say they’re resigned to the idea that we’re going to be spied on and there’s nothing we can do about it.”

For some, privacy erosion now a fact of life

Wed, November 28th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to Motherboard, people who purchase smart speakers are aware of the risks and have simply given up on expecting privacy. It sounds like the…


“The World's Longest Echo.”

Inside an underground oil tank

Tue, November 27th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Testing out the echo inside a decomissioned and cleaned out Inchindown oil tanks, Tom Scott shows why it holds the record for the longest reverberation…


“The world's first genetically edited babies.”

Children given AIDS immunity

Mon, November 26th, 2018 14:15 by capnasty

Albeit scientists think it is unsafe to try this, with some going as far as denouncing the feat as human experimentation, a U.S. scientist working…