Pop-Up Notifications In Real Life

When you spend several hours in front of your computer each day, whether it’s at work or at home, you see more than your fair share of pop-ups over the course of the day. Fortunately for your sanity, these pop-up notices are confined solely to your computer screen. But what if you could see pop-ups in real-life? We have ten pop-ups that you’d probably see more than a few times if you got pop-up notification in real-life. Continue reading

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Wednesday Link-Off: Still Standing

On Sunday, we featured Canadian model Kim Cloutier. Today, we have another Canadian model, Andi Muise. You can’t say that we don’t produce some great talent in the Great White North.

Do you have to be smart to win Jeopardy or can you teach yourself to win? One of Jeopardy’s all-time greats, Roger Craig, shared his secret prep methods. (Esquire)

Canada is a great nation in space. We have the Canadarm up there and now we have the first Lego man is space. (Toronto Star)

While SOPA and PIPA want to kill piracy in America, it is playing a vital role in the world. There are some things that would be lost for all of time if pirates hadn’t kept them alive. (Technologizer)

After the jump, how Bill Simmons got hired, the first computer password also sucked and what if fire flowers were real. Continue reading

The History of Digital Storage (Infographic)

Did you know that it’s been 64 years since the first digital storage device was invented? The Williams Tube was invented in 1947 and had about 64 bytes of data storage. We’ve come a long way since then. Computer hard drives now routinely measure in terabytes of storage capacity. But how did we get here? This infographic explains the evolution of digital storage. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Tech Wars

The new TV season kicks off tomorrow. To celebrate, here’s Chuck (and Mass Effect 2) star Yvonne Strahovski.

Let’s kick off the links with this great, in-depth Q&A with Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play man and the voice of baseball Vin Scully. (Big League Stew)

A lot has been made over the Reggie Bush scandal and there are very few voices of reason. Fortunately, Sir Charles Barkley is here to set the record straight: Everybody gets paid. (Out of Bounds)

Have you seen the new Twitter yet? I opined about it in this week’s Humanoids column but here’s a more in-depth look at how it works. (Lifehacker)

After the jump, a look at the new F1 video game, scads of tech links, and Ken Block’s Gymkhana. Continue reading