Idiot Thieves Stole PINs With an iPod Nano Covered in Duct Tape

Despite the repeated cries of tech bloggers everywhere, it would seem that the iPod isn't actually dead; it's just gone rogue. The newest ATM skimming scheme relies almost entirely on a MacGyver-ed version of your former, clickwheeled friend. How could you, iPod? » 1/09/15 6:10pm 1/09/15 6:10pm

In Mourning for Lost Technologies

Amidst the clamor over Apple's new devices, Mat Honan's personal essay on the quiet death of the iPod classic is a surprisingly affecting paean to individuality, freedom of information, and the single-use digital device as a window to one's soul. » 9/12/14 3:30pm 9/12/14 3:30pm

Coming Soon: Recycled Electricity

What if, instead of using energy once we could recycle it? A new way of generating electricity from truck traffic at the Port of Oakland in California is doing just that, a promising step toward the coming electricity cycle. Nature is defined by cycles — the water cycle, the carbon cycle, and so on. Humans have messed… » 4/30/08 2:09pm 4/30/08 2:09pm

A Brief History of Reality Distortion Fields, Starring Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is the first non-science fiction character to possess a reality distortion field (RDF). Apple's MacWorld 2008 conference kicks off tomorrow with a keynote from Jobs, which leaves gadget lovers and iPod fiends white-knuckled on Tuesday morning as news of the next "insanely great" thing trickles out of… » 1/14/08 11:00am 1/14/08 11:00am

Listen Up — We've Got 11 Classic Scifi Audiobooks

Books on tape might be extremely dead technology, but iPods and eBook readers like the Amazon Kindle have reanimated the medium and turned audiobooks into the commuter's wonder drug. When the book is read well, you'll find yourself sitting mesmerized in your parking space just listening, instead of heading into work.… » 1/11/08 11:00am 1/11/08 11:00am

NBC's 'Heroes' Tops List Of Most Pirated Shows

NBC earns the distinction of having their show Heroes being the most pirated television show across the Web. Good for them, because it means people really want to see this thing. It's not like sites are putting together pirate DVDs of Heroes episodes and selling them willy-nilly on street corners. Well, at least here… » 1/03/08 1:40pm 1/03/08 1:40pm

Which Current Technology Will Destroy The World?

Chances are the seeds of the end of the world are already in our midst. But which technology that we embrace to our bosoms will end everything? Help us decide, before it's too late!
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