Texting while driving is illegal in 44 states, yet there are more than a million cellphone-related car accidents each year, according to the National Safety Council.
To combat this grave ever-growing problem, one Long Island official proposed a five-point plan that includes activation of software that will automatically shutdown violators’ phones as they Read More
Dick, five seconds of awkwardly staring at a stranger, dick, dick was the typical order of events on Chatroulette back in the day.
While many are glad this fad has passed, Michael Cera misses the fun webcam times so much that he wants the site to come back as the next big Internet thing. Read More
With the exception of condoms and straight up abstinence, todays’ contraceptive options — birth control pills, diaphrams, IUDs, you name it — are generally made for women. But a nonprofit medical organization says that within three years, a contraceptive injection for men might be on the market.
The injectable drug, called Vasalgel, would be injected into the man’s vas deferens and block his sperm from making its way to his penis, the Daily Mail reports. To reverse the effects of the drugs, users would ideally inject another gel that would flush the Vasalgel away. Read More
When Professor David Sheffler first made a 3D-printed jet engine as a class experiment, one of the students whipped out a cell phone to record the results. That video ended up in the hands of a team at The MITRE Corporation, a research titan with military aviation contracts. When MITRE reached out to Mr. Sheffler, they wanted to know if he Read More
A hacker has appeared to have gained access to Satoshi Nakamoto’s email account, and is now threatening to sell the elusive Bitcoin creator’s personal information to anyone with 25BTC — or around $12,000 — to spare.
Here’s What Everyone Was Really Talking About During Apple’s Keynote (Hint: It’s Not the New Features)
By the end of today’s Apple Keynote, there were already a few hundred articles microscopically telling us which features are meaningless, why or why not the Apple Watch will transform humanity forever and when you can start handing over your sweet money. The announcement was also marred by ironic technical difficulties more worthy of a Motorola Read More
In case you haven’t ventured within a 50-foot radius of Twitter today, Apple debuted its highly-anticipated new iPhone 6 this afternoon. Because it’s hard to keep track of all those new features — NFC chip! f2.2 aperture! A8 processor! — and also because everything’s way more fun when it’s in list form, Betabeat has pooled its efforts to create a definitive list of the iPhone 6’s new features, ranked from most to least exciting. Read More
While government agencies try to intervene in the celebrity hacking crisis by chasing down the responsible black hat, most of the chaos surrounding the “Fappening” has already come and gone. The stolen photos hit the internet, entire communities popped up and moderators rushed in to control the mess as best they could.
In that moment of extralegal turmoil, responsibility fell on companies like Reddit, Twitter and 4chan, reminding us that the most important modern channels of communication are in the hands of a few private companies. Read More
When you look at how many words the tech-savvy media pours out in honor of every new Apple product launch you can almost be forgiven for forgetting what really happens at them: nothing. Read More
Everyone from professional photographers to Martha Stewart is using little quadcopter drones to take stunning landscape videos and aerial photographs. But if you’re a glass-half-empty type — or maybe just a shoot-that-drone-out-of-the-air type — there’s now a handy tech toy to defend you from unwanted surveillance.
An upcoming device called Cyborg Unplug will allow you to disrupt the connections of drones, Google glass, wireless microphones, and other devices to your WiFi connection. The project is led by Glasshole-hater Julian Oliver, and lists the dystopian ‘Stop the Cyborgs’ campaign as an inspiration and “conspirator.” Read More