Entries by Michael Rundle from 12/2012

Nasa To Unveil Mystery Mars Find By Curiosity Rover On Monday

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa will announce the truth behind its mysterious 'historic' find on Mars on Monday - but there are fears it might turn out to be less Earth-shatteri...

Nintendo Wii U Games Fail To Crack UK Top 10

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

Nintendo's quirky new Wii U console might have been received warmly by reviewers, but it might not have made the impact on the charts that Nintendo wa...

Pinokio Is An Utterly Adorable Real-Life Pixar Lamp (VIDEO)

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

A real-life version of the loveable anglepoise lamp seen at the start of Pixar films might be the most adorable gadget of 2012. 'Pinokio' is descri...

Neuron, Europe's First Stealth Drone 'Killer Robot', Makes Test Flight

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

The first stealth drone developed in Europe has made its first flight from a test base in France. The terrifyingly-named "nEUROn" Drone has been bu...

ETH Zurich Building Robotic Turtle To Patrol The Seas (VIDEO)

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

A Swiss team has built a robotic turtle which it says could revolutionise how the oceans are studied. The beautiful robot is named Naro-Tartaruga,...

Robot Stephen Fry Presents Golden Joystick Award (VIDEO)

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

Thanks to his new TV series of the same name, Stephen Fry is now officially 'Gadget Man'. But he might have taken that title a little too deeply into ...

Nintendo 'Sells Out' All 40K Wii U Consoles In UK

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

Nintendo's Wii U has had a successful UK launch, figures have suggested. According to industry magazine MCV, the new console sold 40k units in its ...

'Electric-Shock Handcuffs' Could Also Administer Drugs To Detainees, Patent Application Shows

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

Handcuffs which could deliver electric shocks, drugs and sedatives to people who are under arrest could be the future of law enforcement, after a US c...

Creator Of SMS Consents To Interview (By Text)

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

Creator Of SMS Consents To Interview (By Text)...

Dyson Submits Patents For Water Tap That Can Dry Your Hands

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

Dyson have filed a patent for a tap which can dry your hands. As reported first by the New Scientist, the idea is to have a single faucet on your s...

Back To The Future Hoverboard For Sale (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Tech

The hoverboard made famous in the movie Back To The Future has been listed for sale online. And in every important respect - except for the fact it...

Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Hints Of Organic Compounds On Red Planet

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has found hints of organic compounds on Mars - the first step towards identifying primitive life on the planet. The $2.5 billion Mars rover Cu...

Death Star Petition Urges White House To Build Killer Space Station In Name Of 'National Security'

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Tech

A petition has been launched in America calling for the White House to build a Death Star. More than 1,000 American citizens have demanded the inte...

China 'To Grow Vegetables On Mars' Reports State Media

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Tech

China is planning to grow vegetables on Mars, it has been announced. That's despite the country's expanding and ambitious - but young - space agen...

Robots Taught To Lie After Researchers Study Deceptive Squirrels

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Tech

Robots have been taught to lie - and you have squirrels to blame. Machines which are able to deceive enemy soldiers by creating false trails have b...

StickNFind: Bluetooth Stickers To Help You Find Lost Gadgets, Pets And Humans

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Tech

Bluetooth-enabled stickers designed to help you keep track of items after they're lost have been developed. StickNFinds are pitched as small, cheap...

BBC To Reinvent The 'Red Button'

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Tech

The BBC has announced a plan to 'reinvent' the Red Button as an additional hub for its digital entertainment. The 'Connected Red Button' is a new ...

UK Company To Build Africa's Largest Solar Power Plant

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Tech

UK Company To Build Africa's Largest Solar Power Plant...

'Hire A Hitman' Advertising Stunt Pulled After Four Hours Due To Bullying Fears

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Tech

'Hire A Hitman' Advertising Stunt Pulled After Four Hours Due To Bullying Fears...

Nasa To Send New Rover To Mars In 2020 (PICTURES)

Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has said it will send a new rover to Mars in 2020 as the next stepping-stone to a manned mission. The new robot will be partially based on the...

Mystery Of Google's Lost 'Sandy Island' Solved

Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Tech

The mystery of the 'lost' island which was found on Google Earth - but missing in real life - appears to have been solved. 'Sandy Island' in the So...

Real Life Far Cry 3: Devin Supertramp Makes Live-Action Video Game

Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Tech

If real life were like a video game, it would be quite different. We'd all be committing crimes, constantly, or else disappearing into giant pipes to ...

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: 'The UN Should Not Run The Internet'

Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Tech

Inventor of the world wide web Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that the UN should not be allowed to 'run the Internet'. The British communications p...

Facebook Messenger Takes On Texting And WhatsApp With New Update

Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Tech

Facebook has unveiled a new version of its Messenger app which allows users without an account on the social network to join. The update potentiall...

'Random Shopper' Darius Kazemi Pays Robot $50 To Buy Him Unexpected Amazon Items

Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Tech

What happens when you let a robot randomly buy stuff from Amazon using your money? You get into Hungarian avant-garde composer Ákos Rózmann, obvi...