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

Finger length predicts SAT scores?

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to LiveScience, new research is suggesting that finger length can tell whether you'll score higher on the math or verbal section of your SATs.

Unreal Reality Show Concepts

Jason English

I had planned to post about the upcoming British reality show Bestseller. Think American Idol for hopeful novelists. Or, more accurately, Pop Idol.

I've never felt this way before

Mangesh Hattikudur

As someone who was forced to watch Dirty Dancing over and over by an ex as a particularly cruel brand of torture, I'm really hoping this isn't true.

That lamp's dinormous!

Mangesh Hattikudur

I saw this spine lamp with marble base (and flexible neck!) on Boingboing and laughed. Especially, when I read that it was all the rage with chiropractors. Of course, it will set you back some.