New Mp3 payers are a bit like like Michael Jackson (remember him?), plastic surgery makes them look different but they are still the same on the inside. How many times have we been advertisings bitch, been mind raped into submission then given it up to temptation and brought that a shiny new gadget when your [...]
When you see references to other web comics you know you read too many web comics. Yesterday I was stoked to notice a reference to one of my favourite web comics Diesel Sweeties in Jeph Jacques’ Questionable Content strip. In QC strip 1998: Robocameos, in the third panel behind the shop assistant on the left [...]
I first heard about QR codes a few years ago, it was mentioned briefly in a magazine. Being curious and the geek that I am I decided to investigate. Once I discovered what QR codes were and what could be done with them I started experimenting with them.
People name their cars computer geeks name their PCs, gadgets and devices. They even have naming conventions. I like to name my PCs, gadgets and devices after characters or objects from my favourite SciFi shows. Gaming rig – Talon from Farscape. ASUS laptop – Pike, a Diagnostic Repair Drone from Farscape. Dell laptop – 1812 [...]
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear or read the word ‘hacker’, ‘hacking’ or ‘hack’? Did you think of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, Anonymous, LulzSec, Possibly Julian Assange or David Cecil AKA Evil, if you are geek enough then maybe it’s Kevin Poulsen or Kevin Mitnick. But you [...]
K.C. (A.K.A. Phreak Monkey) connects a laptop to the net (@ 300 baud!) with a 1964 Livermore Data Systems “Model A” Acoustic Coupler Modem. If this isn’t the coolest thing you have seen all week then you are not a geek.
Admittedly the history of web browsers for non geeks holds about as much appeal as masturbating with a rusty cheese grater. But what if it were to be presented in the form of an info graphic, a
Gaming geeks will probably have heard of Bungie. They are the studio behind Halo, you know that Xbox console game. This year is Bungies 20th anniversary, to celebrate the team have put together a 55 minute documentary covering the studio’s past, present, and future.
Apple is so worried about Androids dominance and potential that it’s going to court. But Apples current litigation rampage is nothing more than patent trolling designed to stifle competition. It’s not about mobile phones or tablets it’s a war on Googles Android OS that is used on a bunch of different devices from mobile phones [...]
Think Apple invented the tablet? Here is a hint, they didn’t, they just did to the iPad what they do to everything else, make it pretty and market it. All Apple ever does is build pretty products then market them to cash in on trends. Tablets existed in 1994 although they were a one trick [...]