There is nothing funny about an intruder entering a woman's bedroom.
But when the story itself has a happy ending and then it falls into the hands of the Gregory Brothers and their Auto-Tune software, then humor miraculously rises out of a local news event.
The Gregory Brothers, who live under the brand name Auto-TuneTheNews, discovered that their own hidden talent lay in taking news clips, finding music that somehow feels appropriate, and then Auto-Tuning the voices in the clips to create something of which Michaelangelo, had he been blessed with a little more technology, would have been proud. … Read more
What if you could recharge batteries simply by shaking them? Japan's Brother Industries thinks its prototype rechargeable batteries could shake up the gadget market.
Brother showed off the prototype Vibration Energy Cell at Techno-Frontier 2010 this week in Tokyo, demonstrating it in a TV remote control, LED flashlight, and a remote lamp switch.
The generator comes in AA and AAA formats (either in a single case or as a battery attached to a generator, seen above) and produces up to 3.2 volts with a coil, magnet, and condenser.
The juice is enough to power a remote control. By … Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C.--If you walk around the Air & Space Museum here, as I did Sunday, you can't help be struck by how much of the most important events and aircraft in aviation history are from decades ago.
This is the museum, after all, where you can find the plane the Wright Brothers used in humanity's first-ever powered flight, in Kitty Hawk, N.C., in 1903. And the capsule from John Glenn's first American manned orbit of the Earth. And the Apollo 11 capsule. And so on.
Then again, right above you when you come in … Read more
Rafe hits us with the best Facebook analogy yet: it's like a nude beach that you have to go to, and also, it rips your clothes off. Also, we get all excited about WebOS in the HP slate until Rafe irrefutably proves how it's not going to work. And then Molly turns into Tom and says a "graduated response" to piracy from ISPs might not be that unacceptable. What!?Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Is there a more painful and stupefying feeling than when a good guy turns out to be a bad guy? My girlfriends tell me they can always see it coming. The thing is, they only tell me that after the event, when the formerly good guy has revealed that he's married, in debt, or even worse, an insurance broker.
This past week, Google went out of its way at its I/O Conference to suggest that a company it once thought of as being just this side of Tom Hanks, Apple, represented a "Draconian future, a future where … Read more
Apple has released a couple of new printer driver updates for Brother and Samsung printers and scanners. The updates are for OS X 10.6, and include support for the latest printers and scanners from these companies.… Read more