Time Capsule: "Why the Web Won't be Nirvana"

I still remember the first time I heard a commercial on the radio for a camera phone, I was driving to class. The commercial was one of those strange "reader's theater" style things, a little radio play. A female voice was talking to her friends on her cell about which shoes she should buy (yes, feminism in… »1/23/14 8:59pm1/23/14 8:59pm

Scroll and Click a Clit With the G-Spot Vagina Mouse

Just in time for your holiday gift-giving, it's the G-Spot: a mouse that's shaped like a vagina, with a scrolling clitoris, and a button in place of the eponymous spot. With all the hand-wringing over women orgasming less during casual sex, perhaps these mouses can provide an anatomy lesson, kinda, for hapless men and… »11/15/13 6:45pm11/15/13 6:45pm

Scientists Build Sexist Comedy Robot to Generate Hacky Jokes

Because apparently humans weren't doing an efficient enough job at coming up with boring, regressive jokes, scientists at the University of Edinburgh have developed a computer program that does just that. The program was designed "to find unlikely pairings of words and to make a connection between them," within the… »8/06/13 7:20pm8/06/13 7:20pm

All That Technology in Bed Is Stressing the Sleep Out of You

In 2011, the National Sleep Foundation polled over 1,500 Americans and found that ninety-five percent of respondents used some form of technology in the hour before bed. That's not great, especially considering new research suggesting that all that time you spend reading Wikipedia's Unusual Deaths page in the comfort… »5/30/13 10:00am5/30/13 10:00am

7-Year-Old Zora Ball Is the World's Youngest Game Programmer

Pint-sized programming wizard Zora Ball is now the youngest person to create a full version of a mobile application video game. A first grader at Philadelphia's Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School, she's already more accomplished than everyone you know. Consequently, we should all go eat a tub… »2/14/13 9:30am2/14/13 9:30am

Sesame Street Clip From 1984 Asks Kids To Explain Computers

Here's a vintage segment from an episode of Sesame Street in 1984 that shows a teacher sitting down with her class and asking them what they know about computers. Before you laugh at how little the kids know about computers, remember that 1984 was the first year Apple started widely promoting their personal… »10/20/11 7:10pm10/20/11 7:10pm