Spammer in the Slammer

Mangesh Hattikudur

Pretty interesting story in the Boston Herald on one of the world's top 10 spammers- a 27-year old hotshot, who was arrested this week.

Catchy Japanese Kid's Beer Commercial

Mangesh Hattikudur

Australian News is reporting that the Japanese company that makes fake beer for kids is expanding their product line to include kiddie wine, champagne and cocktails. Stunning.

Weekend Word Wrap: just plain funny sounding words

David K. Israel

There are certain words that make me chuckle when I hear them, even if they're not supposed to be humorous. For example: highfalutin.

Pausing to remember...Beanie Babies


Ah, Beanie Babies. Back in their heyday, my little sister took to collecting them with disturbing zeal.

Amazing Interactive Table

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'd heard about smart table cloths and interactive furniture in the works, so when I first got wind of Microsoft's 'computer meets coffee table' (codenamed Milan) I assumed it was

When in Utah...

Jason English

I am leaving tomorrow for a wedding in Utah. Park City.

Feeling abandoned: urban spelunking on the internet

Ransom Riggs

For some reason, internet junkies who rarely leave the safety and comfort of their living rooms seem to love poking around old, abandoned sites and structures -- virtually, of course.

Cooties explained

Ransom Riggs

As a part of science's never-ending quest to apply fancy-sounding names to everyday phenomena, psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania have coined the word "touch transference."

7 Toys (and T's) Definitely Made for Sharing!

Mangesh Hattikudur

For some reason I can't stop seeing "Red." From Chairman Mao skateboards to Frederich Engels comic books, socialism seems to be taking over over the kid's aisle.


Jason English

The 80th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee is underway on ESPN and, later, ABC.

Lost in Translation Stumper

David K. Israel

It's been a very long time indeed since one of us posted a stumper.

Technological (Geek) Cakes

Miss Cellania

Geek cakes seem to fall into four main categories: 1. cakes that resemble computers, game consoles, and other gadgets, 2. cakes that illustrate one's geeky obsession, 3.

New printers stanching the flow of ink


Here comes the inkless printer!

The Global Peace Index

Ransom Riggs

Apparently it's a competition now.

iTunes U Debuts

Chris Higgins

We've covered free stuff on the iTunes Store before, including educational material, but Apple has decided to make it official: today they introduced iTunes U, a new part of the iTunes Store (la