College pranks usually involve livestock, panties, the use of permanent marker on an unconscious, not-so-innocent partygoer or a combination thereof. But when you gather the cream of the geek crop at a hallowed higher learning institution like MIT, those playful tricks turn into wide-scale works of technical wonderment.
First it was Doodle Jump. Then Dots. And now — will it never end? — Flappy Bird.So many of the games that we download on our smartphones are a waste of time, but we can’t seem to stop playing them. My current high score on the late, lamented Flappy Bird is three.
Domestic robots have been attempted before, but a new company, Jibo, believes it has what it takes to deliver something more autonomous than a remote-control toy, but less complex and more affordable than something like ASIMO .
In honor of the 30th anniversary of Tetris, one fan decided to bring the popular game to a new platform: his t-shirt.Marc Kerger uploaded a video of the unique t-shirt to YouTube, showing how you can actually play Tetris on the shirt. Adafruit originally discovered the video and posted it on its site.
In a statement on the university's website today, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh revealed a security breach resulting in hundreds of thousands of compromised social security numbers, as well names, university IDs, and dates of birth.
He also discusses one strategy he’s implemented at Snapchat that helps employees communicate better. Spiegel learned it at his high school, Crossroads, and says it was also used by The Ojai Foundation.“Once a week, for about an hour, groups of 10 or so team members get together and talk about how they feel," Spiegel said.
Off-white business cards with Silian Grail lettering aresopassé-- these days, it'sallaboutcreativity. This GameBoy look-alike, for instance, demonstrates its creator's skills in one fell swoop: it doesn't just display résumé, it's also a simple gaming handheld that can play Tetris.
If the idea of blood puke turns you off, I suggest you tap back immediately. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is not a game for children or the faint of heart - or stomach. While most reviewers will be coming in to this game a hardened fan of or having despised the first installment, we're coming in with fresh eyes. Here we've got a game where you control an ancient vampire in a modern-day (or even futuristic) world from a third-person perspective with enough cutscenes to choke an elephant. If you're all about storyline, this game is for you.
For manydrummers, losing part of an arm could represent a career-ending tragedy. Not Jason Barnes, however. Georgia Tech professorGil Weinberghas built a robotic prosthesis that not only restores much of Barnes' musical prowess, but effectively gives him a third arm.
Welcome back to a brand new episode of TechCrunch Cribs , the show that takes you inside the doors of the tech industry’s hottest companies to get a look at what the workaday life there is like. This time we headed over to the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco to the headquarters of Practice Fusion , the web-based electronic medical records company.
Dogecoins, the cryptocurrency that arose to a degree of unexpected popularity in recent times, was mined without permission on Harvard's supercomputing cluster, it has been reported. The issue resulted in the person responsible having their privileges stripped, according to an internal email that surfaced by way of The Harvard Crimson .
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.Teacher's Assistant Pro: Track Student Behavior [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $7.99] Improve your classroom organization through better documentation and parent communication.
Last week I wrote about using drones to capture photos. Actually, let me rephrase that. Last week I wrote about attempting to use drones to capture photos.Instead, I spent most of my time crashing the drones.Determined to master the art of flight with a camera —this is the future, after all — I asked Amit Gupta, the founder of the online photography storePhotojojo,to give me a few lessons.Mr.
In the world of robotics , a faction of the field focuses on what is termed soft robotics. In the case of some MIT researchers, their soft robotics work have resulted in a form of fish made, in part, with moving fluid. Even better, the robotic fish are able to swim, which is demonstrated in a video we have after the jump.
Pulp sci-fi novels have painted a picture of a bleak future, with dense, dystopian urban sprawl forcing us into ever-shrinking living spaces. Such ignominious abodes would probably benefit from something MIT Media Lab's Changing Places team has been working on.
We already know Apple isworking on improving Siri, butgosh dangit, the folks in Cupertino just aren't moving as fast as some would like. That's why a quartet of freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania decided to try making Siri do more on their own... at a hackathon, no less.
The planet's 1.5 billion cows are (innocently) an environmental scourge thanks to the copious amounts ofhorrible greenhouse gasestheydisgorge. Scientists from Michigan State U have flopped that around, however, and figured out how to turn the resulting manure into something good for the planet: fresh water.
Kids: they're our future, and apparently are also great at finding backdoors within video game security measures. Take 5-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel from the San Diego area, for instance. His parents were curious about just how their son was accessing games on Dad's password-protectedXbox Oneprofile.