Category Archives: Tech/Science

Dangers of cloud computing

Having our data in “the cloud” (a.k.a. the internet) is extremely convenient. If you have your email in Yahoo, your photos on Flickr and your documents on Google Docs, you don’t have to worry about carrying a laptop or an external hard drive to access your data when you’re away from home. You’re free to access your […]

AT&T Time Capsule

In these advertisements from 1993, telecommunications company AT&T predicts America’s technological future – which they thought would include sending mobile faxes and receiving magazines on CD-ROM.

The Trouble With Twitter

The Kanye West backlash has already reached its pinnacle with even the President chiming in that Kanye was “a jackass”. This was an entertaining factoid to most but the way in which it was revealed was rather bothersome (to me at least). It seems during an off-the-record part of an interview, Obama uttered this statement […]

Vonage not so good for 911 calls

When you make a VOIP call, using a service like Vonage, to 911 or other emergency services, your VOIP provider sends your address automatically to the emergency operator. The trouble is that Vonage might send them the wrong address: However, the day AFTER that frantic 911 call, guess what we found in our email inbox… […]

U.S. Army attacks the ocean

No kidding. The Army has admitted to dumping 64 million pounds of dangerous nerve and mustard agents into the ocean. Not to mention the chemical filled bombs, mines, rockets and radioactive waste. Woops. Here are maps of where some of these chemicals were dumped: View larger versions of these maps and detailed coverage of this […]

Best part of the GOP Debate

During the Republican Presidential Candidate Debate on MSNBC, Thursday, the participants were asked if they did not believe in evolution, Brownback, Tancredo and Huckabee raised their hands: Perhaps they were being incredibly dishonest when they raised their hands, or maybe they really are that stupid. Either way, none of them should ever become president. Ridiculous. […]

Environmental round-up: Bees and drought in Australia

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left,” is quote that is attributed to Albert Einstein. I can’t say for certain that the famed scientist ever said or wrote such a thing, or that it’s even true. What we do know, is that […]

The plight of Sony and Microsoft

Sony and Microsoft have been in a little bit of trouble lately. Despite huge development and marketing costs Sony and Microsoft have four flagship blunders between them. Sony is watching as its Playstation brand is being destroyed by the poor sales of the Playstation 3 (PS3) and the handheld Playstation Portable (PSP). Just this last […]

Is a new Cold War brewing?

Russia is not happy with U.S. plans to build a missile defense system in eastern Europe. The plans would place interceptor missiles in Poland and the Czech Republic right next door to Russia. The Kremlin has not publicly spelt out its plans. But defence experts said its response is likely to include upgrading its nuclear […]

Wii shortages continue

It’s now five months after the release of the Nintendo Wii gaming system and you still have to camp out before you can buy one. Nintendo is just able to sell every single Wii they make. Some of you may be thinking that this is some sort of artificial shortage to generate plublicity. It’s not: […]