Spread across two hangars and some open tarmac on Ford Island, in the middle of Pearl Harbor, is the Pacific Aviation Museum. This collection of World War II and newer aircraft is a must-see for any airplane buff headed to Honolulu.
From a Japanese Zero to a B-25, an F-5 to an F-104, there are a ton of cool planes to check out. The best part is you can get right up close to most of the aircraft.
Also, they let me take a bunch of pictures.… Read more
Now that a select few individuals had the chance to gaze through Google Glass and see what the world looks like overlaid with a computer, Google is letting anyone give the wearable tech a whirl.
The Web giant announced Thursday that it's going on tour across the US to let people try on the glasses and chat with the Glass team. The tour kicks off in Durham, N.C., on October 5. All interested people must RSVP for the event.
"We've heard lots of people are interested in experiencing Glass first hand, so we're taking Glass … Read more
The town of Worthing is perhaps not where you'd expect to find a world-class speaker company. A typically British seaside town, the parks and beaches are surrounded by squat brick houses sprinkled with Tudors and people driving on the left.
Just away from the water is the headquarters of Bowers & Wilkins, a storied audio brand with a wide range of audio products, including $180 headphones, $600 iPod docks, and speakers ranging a few hundred a pair to many tens of thousands each. Its speakers are found in homes and home theaters around the world, and even in the one of the greatest recording studios.
On a recent trip to the UK, I had a chance to take a tour of its factory. I took lots of pictures. … Read more
Hot Chelle Rae isn't a household name yet, but it's not for want of trying. The rockin' Nashville four-piece, best known for multi-platinum singles "Tonight Tonight" and "I Like It Like That," off their sophomore album "Whatever" (which guaranteed them a Best New Artist win in 2011), have toured with some of the biggest artists, from Demi Lovato to Taylor Swift. They're currently playing to tens of thousands of fans a night on the Justin Bieber "Believe Tour," which kicked off last month. But they have yet to go … Read more
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This week on Crave, a robot named Jeff challenges golf pro Rory McIlroy to a game of golf on the driving range. We look at 3D-printed casts meant to counter itchiness, and researchers drive cockroaches with electrical signals in hopes of using the bugs for search-and-rescue missions. All that and more on this week's show. … Read more
Comedian and self-appointed judge John Hodgman reveals the secrets to surviving the apocalypse and answers your questions about National Doughnut Day, the proper way to grow a mustache, and how to deal with Internet whiners.
If you like what you hear, subscribe to Netflix and check out John's stand-up special "Ragnarok" on June 20, push play, and walk away. John's also performing in Chicago on June 13 at the Just For Laughs comedy festival. Details on all his tours can be found here and on John's Twitter!… Read more
The Solar Impulse has defied all expectations in its short four-year life.
First, the solar-powered airplane got off the ground in 2010 and stayed aloft for a total of 87 minutes without using a drop of fuel; then, it completed its first international flight traveling from its home of Switzerland to Brussels in about 13 hours. By its first birthday, the plane met the goal of staying aloft for 24 hours -- flying at night with solar energy captured during the day. It has since completed a 1,550-mile journey from Madrid, Spain, to Rabat, Morocco.
Now, before it embarks … Read more
Here's a robotics challenge for you: create an advanced humanoid robot in only nine months.
That's what engineers at the University of Zurich's Artificial Intelligence Lab are trying to do with Roboy, a kid-style bot that's designed to help people in everyday environments.
Researchers around the world are trying to create useful humanoids. One interesting aspect of Roboy is its tendon-driven locomotion system.
The International Telecommunication Union is "the most failed body in the history of international telecommunications," a former policy chief has told CNET, describing secret talks, Russia's close involvement with the group, and the ITU's Global Cybersecurity Agenda.
Anthony Rutkowski held the position of the ITU's chief of telecommunication regulations and relations between members in the ITU's general secretariat from November 1987 to January 1992. In that capacity, he also served as counselor to the secretary-general, worked for two ITU secretaries-general -- and much more in various capacities for the telecommunications arm of the United … Read more