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.
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Suddenly things just got real. A new study claims one in five sun-like stars could have a planet capable of supporting life.
Get ready for another round of delightful games as Humble Bundle delivers its third batch of indie titles exclusively for Android. The usual pay what you want system gives you access to four games but, as always, beating the average lands you more goodies, which, in this case, includes the popular Kingdom Rush and the Android debut of Ridiculous Fishing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The surveillance tape that got Aaron Swartz arrested has been made public after Wired's Kevin Poulsen filed a Freedom of Information Act request.Aaron Swartz was a programmer and activist prior to his death in January.
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.
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.
The organizers of the hackathon at Yale this weekend aren’t exactly sure how many students turned out for the sleepless grind. Gauging from the depletion of YHack t-shirts, they put it at about 950.
That’s about 915 more people than came last year, when a group of students organized a mini-hackathon that one participant described as, “Wasn’t great.
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.
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.
It's 2014, and while some of you have already upgraded to an IntelHaswelllaptop, many still have to carry a bulky power adapter for the more demanding machines. Luckily, MIT spin-off FINsix has come up with a breakthrough technology that dramatically reduces both the size and weight of laptop adapters.