Google Glass sale may extend beyond just today. How many of you have gotten yours?
Today was the day where Google sold Glass for one day only, $1500 a pop. But the selling was so frantic, Google said it’s probably going to keep the sales open to the public for a little while longer. How many of you fat cats have gotten your Google Glass yet?
Oklahoma protesters threaten to "secdee" if Cosmos isn't cancelled
Furious with Neil DeGrasse Tyson o their Fox channels and his anti-Creationist “knowledge” and his truthy “facts” have gotten a group of people in Oklahoma so hopping mad, they’ve threatened to secede from the Union if Cosmos isn’t pulled off the air. You know, to form a freer union with one god, one religion, where science is outlawed and the truth about what we know about the world squashed. Good times those will be.
Needy robotic toaster will sell itself if it feels neglected
If this is the future, I opt-out.
Brad is the star of ‘Addicted Products,’ a design experiment recently named Best in Show at the 2014 Interaction Awards. As a connected toaster, he’s in constant contact with other connected toasters like him — and thus keenly aware of how much action they’re getting. If he’s not being used as much as his friends, Brad gets upset. He’ll wiggle his little handle to get your attention, begging you to make some toast or at least to give him a reassuring pat on the side. Ignore him long enough, and he’ll take a more drastic measure: pinging a network of potential owners to find a new home.
I've seen the site name io9 a few times, you just mentioned them with TR. Refresh my memory, didn't io9 launch years ago with a forced viral doomsday type campaign? I think I heard of them on ytmnd or 4chan when I went to those sites almost a decade ago now. And what's io9 now?
I’m not sure how io9 developed, but it’s now a Gawker blog. And Rob Bricken, the founder of Topless Robot is now a writer, full time I believe with io9.
Science discovers a particle that could be a new form of matter. No biggie.
It’s called a tetraquark, and it could be a new form of matter only found in the heart of neutron stars and theoretically, quark stars:
Very simply, the traditional model of a neutron star is that it is made of neutrons. Neutrons consist of three quarks (two down and one up), but it is generally thought that particle interactions within a neutron star are interactions between neutrons. With the existence of tetraquarks, it is possible for neutrons within the core to interact strongly enough to create tetraquarks. This could even lead to the production of pentaquarks and hexaquarks, or even that quarks could interact individually without being bound into color neutral particles. This would produce a hypothetical object known as a quark star.
Karen Gillan's hair has been cast for Star Wars VII. Yes, just her hair.
Now that Disney owns a good chunk of everyone’s childhood for the foreseeable future, it’s all just one big happy Disney-Pixar-Lucasfilm-Marvel family. So when Karen Gillan had to shave her head for the role of Neubla in Guardians of the Galaxy, that gorgeous hair just didn’t get swept down the drain— it was donated to the Star Wars VII props and costume department, where it will be turned into a wig, or a beard, or maybe even a long, luscious, fiery merkin for some alien race.