Color blindness, also known as color vision deficiency, is not an issue I've had to deal with. In fact, it's not something that crops up in women much. Statistics show about 1 in 10 men have some form of color blindness, so if you're not color blind yourself, you probably know someone who is.
I've gotten together with my friends Chewbacca and Scotty to unveil a little machine we've been working on. This combination of a transporter and souped-up Millennium Falcon allows passengers to travel to a sci-fi universe. We're handing the controls over to you. Where would you like to go?
This week, we shared an infographic comparing the technologies of "Star Wars" and "Star Trek," and it sparked a spirited discussion among fans of the famous franchises.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Nokia again faces make-or-break point with new Lumia phones.
- CNET First Take: Nokia Lumia 820.
- CNET First Take: Nokia Lumia 920.
- Why Nokia nixed an SD card slot for the Lumia 920.
- The secret behind Nokia's 41-megapixel camera phone.
- Nokia's new PureView image stabilizer is amazingly faked in this promo video.
- 4Chan goes public with its API, boasting 22 million unique monthly visitors.
- Spike Jonze's new film is about a man who falls in love with his phone.
Ever wondered what Neptune tastes like? Vintage Confections on Etsy has the answer. It comes in your choice of either strawberry or cotton candy.
A complete set of solar system lollipops costs $17.50. You get the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Yea for including Pluto! Sorry, Moon, you don't rate high enough to get your own sucker.… Read more
Earlier this year, auto manufacturer Hyundai designed a pavilion in Seoul, South Korea, that served as a platform for touting the company's corporate philosophy and future ambitions during the 2012 Yeosu Expo. This probably sounds terribly boring, but one item within might amaze you.
Media firm Jonpasang worked in collaboration with Hyundai to create Hyper-Matrix, an enormous 180-degree installation with one major twist: the walls actually consist of thousands of motorized cubes that create a crazy sense of texture. … Read more
Turns out Smallville may be real after all. Superman's fictional home on our planet has some suspicious similarities to the town of Hutchinson, Kan. There's now an active Facebook campaign to rename Hutchinson as Smallville.
The campaign has culled facts from various Superman sources, including graphic novels, comic books, and the "Smallville" TV series, to find ways Hutchinson statistically matches up.
Here are some of the overlaps. Smallville is on the Arkansas River. So is Hutchinson. Smallville has a population of 45,000 people. Hutchinson has 42,080. They are both located in agricultural areas. The nearest big city for each is about three hours away (Metropolis for Smallville and Kansas City for Hutchinson). … Read more
The Monocle from Studio KMD consists of two parts. It's a holder that slips onto your belt and an app that triggers a bright red flashing light. Hang it down over your rear and bike away with your iPhone flashing behind you.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 show:
- Nokia's Lumia 920 packed with cutting-edge features.
- CNET Update: Nokia Lumia shows off new camera tricks.
- Wirelessly charge your new Nokia phone via Qi technology.
- Eurocom launching mobile phone approved by rabbis.
- Is this the death of voice mail?
One of the joys of playing video games is breaking the laws of physics and playing a character that can move, fly, jump, and roll in ways you could never to do in real life... unless you happen to be a parkour daredevil.
YouTube filmmaker Devin Graham created a real-life Assassin's Creed sequence full of jumps, climbs, and rolls. There's one shot that features visual effects, but the video is pretty much all human-powered awesomeness. … Read more
Though I love them both, this is where I confess to being more of a "Star Trek" fan than a "Star Wars" fan. Unfortunately, I'm pretty much outgunned when it comes to technological superiority.
An infographic from the strange source bestonlineengineeringdegree.com tries to settle the great "Star Wars" versus "Star Trek" debate with a head-to-head battle between the two universes' weapons, vehicles, and starships.
This is as close as we'll get to having Captain Picard duke it out in a fistfight with Luke Skywalker (something I would pay big money to watch). … Read more