The long-distance call came about 8pm while Eleanor Catton was cooking dinner. “Everything is about to change, your life is about to change,” the voice from England said
Grammy-award winning hip hop artist Will.i.am jetted into Auckland for a company party last night, but he’s not going home without leaving something behind.
Solo teenage sailor Laura Dekker has refused to back a documentary about her epic round-the-world voyage. Dekker, the youngest person to sail round the world solo, said she did not “fully stand behind” the documentary on her life
(Above is the LiftPort Group’s basic model for its proposed Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure, also known as LSEI or “Elsie.” LiftPort says the system can be constructed within eight years using commercial technology.) The space elevator concept has been touch and go — but this year, it looks as if the concept’s proponents are definitely […]
Is it a bird?…is it a plane?… or is it a government surveillance camera that is watching us? We all have seen them in the Sci-fi movies little robotic bugs walking around turning into robots or used as a weapon. And now they became real It was a long time ago when the computers […]
Are you living in a city? Are you complaining that you are always tired and never get any sleep because you are so stressed out? Well you are not alone. With common factors such as traffic, crowds, noise, grime, and crime, cities are generally not perceived as oases of calm. And […]
In the Afghan city of Jalalabad, aid workers mostly from the United States working on a project called FabFi. FabFi is a high-tech but low-budget project that aims to bring high-speed internet to world’s most remote places. Douglas Rushkoff has championed the idea that the current corporate-controlled internet is far from the open commons we […]
Windows 8 is here and with Big Changes Microsoft has released its new OS, and with it come some drastic changes. Optimized to compete with the iPad, the new operating system interface with touch screen computers, but the makers say not to worry if you still prefer a more traditional computer because […]
The Supreme Court ended its term Monday with a high-profile ruling that violent video games are protected by the First Amendment, but a bigger technology decision could be looming. The court agreed to hear a case next term about when the government can put GPS devices on people’s cars which could produce one of the court’s biggest privacy rulings in years
At 4:30, when most of Wall Street is winding down, Walter Zimmermann begins a high-stakes, high-wire act conducted live before a paying audience. About 200 institutional investors—including airlines and oil companies—shell out up to $3,000 a month to catch his daily webcast on the volatile energy markets, a performance that can move hundreds of millions of dollars.