Quantum computing seems to be the way of the future, but right now, only a few people have access to the technology. And that’s why Google is teaming up with NASA to create a quantum computing lab, giving scientists, students and engineers the opportunity to see what they can do with it.
If you like the Samsung Galaxy S4, but you’d rather have a native Android experience, if you want all the Samsung UI stripped away, if you want a pure Android device that gets Android updates when they happen and not when the manufacturer can fit it into their schedule, Google announced yesterday that they’ll be selling a pure Android version of the S4 on Google Play.
If you want one, it’s $650, because it’s unlocked, not on contract and not tied to any carrier, but if this is what you’ve been dreaming of, it might be worth it.
In the original Legend of Zelda for the NES, there were a total of 32 items you could get throughout the game to finish your quests and win the game. At the time, filling up that inventory with books and swords and scrolls and rafts and boots made you feel like the biggest badass ever. And now some dude has 3D printed every single one of those items, making him the biggest badass ever. Well not ever, but for today.
Wanna get drunker faster? How about inhaling a whiskey tornado? Dubbed as the ‘world’s first whisky tornado’, the spinning column of whisky vapor was created using powerful humidifiers and negative air pressure, and trapped in a glass casing.
Culture in the western world in 2000 is way different than it was in 1900, just like culture in 1900 was a far cry from 1800. So by the year 2100, what will be the cultural norms? When will it be okay to reboot your sinuses in public and what will it be like as the teenager-ization of adults continues well into old age? What kind of etiquette will be required between humans and sentient humanoid robots? What will be the pressing social issues of the time?
At the low, low price of only $1.6 million, a group of car enthusiasts built this completely road legal version of Batman’s Tumbler vehicle from the Dark Knight to compete in this year’s Gumball 3000 rally. These guys will always be winners in my book.
“At around 18:45 UTC OpenDNS resolvers saw a significant drop in traffic from Syria.
On closer inspection it seems Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet.”
For decades, Ray Harryhausen was one of Hollywood’s most spectacular special effects wizards in the era way before high quality special effects. Using stop motion, rubber puppets and miniatures to make fantasy come alive in films like ‘Jason and the Argonauts’, ‘The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad’ and ‘Clash of the Titans’. Harryhausen died today at the age of 92 at his home in Los Angeles.