World Wide Maze is an interesting little game that turns any website or google search result into a playable 3D Maze game that is created by Google Japan(via Fumi Yamazaki)
Restructuring the design of a given site, the browser app forms a 3D Maze out of the various site elements and adds in jumps, elevators and collectibles. The goal is to reach the end while collecting as many of the blue crystals as possible.
Below you can see some images of the JaceHallShow as a 3D World Wide Maze.
A patient in the United States (name currently withheld) has had a life-saving surgical replacement, all thanks to a 3D printer.
Patient X, we’ll call him, had to have 75% of his skull removed, and would have surely died if not for the 3D printer which was able spit out a replacement.
The White House has issued an official statement via their WeThePeople website agreeing that, yes, cell phones can and should be able to be unlocked by their customers, whenever they want to.
When we first reported on the issue a month ago, the new addition to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act both made it an official crime for any carrier-subsidized cell phone owner to unlock their phone for use on another network. After nearly 115,000 pissed off people complained, the Obama Administration has formally stated they agree– so what’s next? Continue reading “White House Responds to WE THE PEOPLE Petition; Agrees Unlocking Cell Phones Should Be Legal” »
A new iPhone app is being released, it’s pretty gross, and it still costs $20. So why would anyone actually buy it? Well, it could potentially — and we mean potentially — save your life.
Known as Uchek, this particular app was created by Myshkin Ingawale — who aimed to give everyday, health-conscious citizens a way to conveniently analyze themselves for up to 25 different health conditions. He’s also CEO of Biosense, a company aimed at bringing more intricate disease-detecting technology to the poorer nations of Africa. Continue reading “Pee On An iPhone, Help Prevent a Potentially Life-Threatening Disease” »
In this day and age, nearly everything revolves around technology, but the relative stagnancy of the U.S. education system is holding us back. According to Code.org, 60% of all math and science related jobs are computer programming jobs, yet computer science students comprise a minuscule 2% of math and science students. While this could be attributed to a lack of interest or a variety of other issues, Code.org sites that nine out of ten schools do not offer programming courses and coding classes don’t even count towards high school graduation requirements in 41 out of the 50 United States.
Continue reading “Programming the Future: Celebrities Star in Viral Video to Bring Coding to the Masses” »
Apparently the government has decided we all weren’t feeling enough heat over the whole illegal downloading thing, and has thus decided to begin implementing an entire new set of copyright laws — complete with new penalties aimed at anyone and everyone willing to try it.
As of this week, Time Warner, AT&T, and Verizon will be hooking up with the MPAA and RIAA, all in the name of keeping a bigger virtual eye on us all. Continue reading “Awesome — Here Come More Laws and Penalties for Illegal Downloading, Courtesy of Your ISP” »
The recently-released video-commercial for Google Glass seems pretty glib: Plucky folky music plays to a montage of trapeze artists sending emails, hot air balloonists recording video, biplane pilots connecting to Google Hangouts, and artists sharing their ice sculptures online, all using Glass, and all with an endless supply of verve. It’s a merry-go-round montage of cute puppies, hot air balloon rides, being in cirque du soleil, life as a wealthy porn star doing 5 girls at once– never mind, that’s just us projecting again…
Critics, meanwhile, who have actually tried the glasses, haven’t been exactly forthcoming — and when they are, it sounds like a mixed bag. Continue reading “More Details and Video on Google Glass Emerge; Haters Defiant” »
For those of you who equated the apocalypse with the moment robots looked indistinguishable from humans, we have good news for you: now doctors are working to make them more like insects.
Professor Mark Yim of the University of Pennsylvania has spearheaded a project to create ‘smart,’ waterborne robots that form larger ones via a ‘hive’ technique of coming together, and all in the
guise hope of helping humans. Continue reading “Disaster Relief Robots Being Designed to Form Larger Robots That Hopefully Don’t Step on Us” »
Remember when having your first credit card was all the rage? You could buy things without really paying for them, and them enjoy them until the end of the month, when a number kept getting higher and you felt too much anxiety not to pay for them.
It’s probably as close as many of us will ever get to becoming a politician.
But this week, American Express, is making purchases with money you don’t have that much easier. No longer do you have to deal with the tedium of pulling your credit card out of your wallet, you can now purchase items through select merchandisers by sending a tweet (well, two tweets). Continue reading “First One to Bankruptcy Wins: American Express Now Lets You Buy Things By Sending Tweets” »
The FAA released a slew of documents this week, detailing just how slobbery, pants-around-the-ankles-enthusiastic the government is about drones. If you’re still not exactly what that entails in the U.S., don’t worry: you could very well be spotting one up close soon.
There’s a total of 81 American cities on the FAA ‘drone application list’, made up mostly of government/university/police forces across the country trying to get their drone patents approved. Continue reading “Attack of the Drones: Killer Robots Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?” »
In complete contrast with Facebook’s decision to take their company public about a year ago, Dell made a $24.4 billion deal yesterday — to go private.
Together with Microsoft and private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, CEO Michael Dell has officially participated in the biggest buyout since the Wall Street Crash of 2008 and its ensuing recession. It’s a move fraught with potential financial pitfalls — nearly $15 billion in debt for Dell, to be exact – but also, new technological opportunities. Continue reading “Dell Goes Private in Landmark Move for Company; What Does it Mean for the Future of Computers (and the Economy)?” »
Due to debut later this year with their upcoming Google Glass (augmented reality eyewear)? Google’s brand new technologically advanced headphones… that aren’t really headphones.
According to Business Insider, the headphones will be featured as part of the Google Glass package (which you can get through registering with Google for $1500) and enable users to listen to their songs and podcasts via ‘bone conduction.’ Continue reading “Say Goodbye to Your Headphones: ‘Bone Conduction’ to Start Providing Music Soon” »
For the United States, drones have their obvious benefits, allowing for specific tageting of high value targets from outside of harm’s way. Of course there is always a considerable amount of collateral damage stemming from their use as well (UK media reports have indicated that as many as 175 children have been killed in drone strikes since 2004).
But drones are obviously more than just robots in the sky, the men piloting Continue reading “Can Call of Duty Make You a Better Soldier? Drone Pilots Tell All in reddit AMA” »
Just in case the notion of Watson — the supercomputer that reigned supreme in Jeopardy a couple years ago, before beating some of the world’s chess masters — didn’t alarm Stephen Hawking and others at the Centre for Existential Risk enough, it turns out IBM will be sending their baby off to college. Watson is the supercomputer, named after its first company President Thomas Watson, that can answer questions posed in natural language at a speed of a “million books per second.”
Why send Watson “back to school”? According to its developers, it needs some work on its English and Math skills. So when it’s volleying missiles from its Skynet launch sites, it can quote Macbeth or something. “Life… full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” maybe?
Or maybe it’ll quote perennial frat boy Bluto from Animal House, just to be ironic: “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? HELL NO!” Continue reading “The Apocalypse Grows Nigh(er): IBM’s Human-Beating Supercomputer Goes to College” »
500px suffered a bit of a setback last week when tons of its users began using the photo-sharing app to submit pornographic images. Under Apple’ guidelines, there’s been some changes made that should prevent anything like that ever happening again.
At first the reaction seems reasonable, since some of the submitted images allegedly included child pornography. Still many others aren’t too happy about what they see as further proof the company is becoming censor-happy and in violation of 1st Amendment rights. Continue reading “Sorry About The Porn: Apple Returns to 500px, Now With More Censorship” »
The news comes as a defeat for some consumers, many of whom were used to switching up service providers to save some dough. According to this new addition to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, customers will have to stick with the original carrier. Continue reading “It’s Officially A Crime to Unlock Your Subsidized Cell Phone; Here’s How Carriers Might Be Ripping Us Off” »
Neil Harbisson was born color-blind. Only being able to see black and white, there was a time in his life when he wasn’t convinced colors even existed. Now because of a device called the Eyeborg, Niel can sense color (via BI).
He still can’t actually see any colors but he can now hear colors using a device he co-created back in 2004 called the Eyeborg. The device detects 360 colors that the normal human eye can see as well as infrared light.
Harbisson claims he is the world’s first legally recognized cyborg. Neil’s passport photo shows him with the Eyeborg attached to his head.
Fortunately there’s Facewash, a soon-to-be-released app that will help clean and and all questionable material from your Facebook page, will be saving online reputations soon. Continue reading “New Facebook App, FaceWash, Will Eliminate Your Bad Reputation” »
A 20 year old computer science student at Dawson College in Montreal, Ahmed Al-Khabaz, claims he was expelled for finding a security flaw in a database with over 250,000 student’s data.
Al-Khabaz is a student in the software development club. He was coding a mobile app meant to make it easier for students to access their college accounts when he noticed “sloppy coding” in the omnivox software that ostensibly would have allowed easy access to students’ addresses, insurance numbers, and class schedules to anyone with “basic computer skills.”