Krzysztof Starzecki

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The ChronodeVFD Resurrects Old Displays For A Cool New Watch

I am, as you may know, a sucker for watches that use older display technologies (see also Nixie tubes). For example, this cool watch by freelance engineer John De Cristofaro uses a vacuum fluorescent display tube, an early form of digital display that cast a bright blue light and was first used in …

The Pizza Cake Is Now a Reality

A few months ago, the Canadian pizzeria chain Boston Pizza hosted a contest which invited customers to vote on an outrageous pizza innovation that it …

This Site Lets You Check If A Hotel’s WiFi Sucks Before It’s Too Late

There are lots of things that review sites should rank hotels on, but don’t. Is it known for bed bugs? Is the “heated pool” only heated during summer when the sun is out? How many ghosts live there? How fast is the WiFi?<p>This site won’t help you with all of those, but it <i>will</i> help you with that last …

Award-Winning Animated GIFs by Micaël Reynaud

French freelance designer and stop-motion animator Micaël Reynaud's unique animated GIFs are created utilizing slit-scan, time-lapse and masking …

The sad old motels of Barstow, California

Barstow, California, once a shining oasis along the sweltering asphalt of Route 66, is now but a relic of times nearly forgotten. A photo gallery by</b> …

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread. (aka, an embarrassingly easy summer snack.)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 5, 2014 99<p>Today’s dish is really just a math lesson.<p>How …

Best Pictures: Photographer Trapped Aboard Antarctic Ship

From penguins to icebergs to now a ship trapped in ice—Andrew Peacock is documenting daily life aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy.

Hyperloop and Friends: Why Don't We Have Super-High-Speed Rail Already?

Engineers for decades have dreamed of transit systems that can go faster than ordinary MagLev and approach speeds of many hundreds of miles per hour, like Elon Musk has proposed with this forthcoming Hyperloop proposal. So why don't we have them yet?<p><b>San Francisco to Los Angeles in half an hour.</b> Do …

Transportation

Liam Neeson: The Bane of Telemarketers

The FTC has recently announced the winners of its Robocall Challenge, but what if all you need is Liam Neeson? Dan Piraro of Bizarro noted how a …

You Lookin’ at Me? Reflections on Google Glass.

There is but one remedy for the Glass wearer — a bucket of ice water in the face whenever you suspect he has taken you unawares<p>With the public beta …

South Korea holds its breath as Psy prepares to release new single

While Kim Jong-un keeps the world guessing if he will make good on threats to start the third world war, millions of South Koreans are agonising over …

Google Shopping Express goes public in limited areas

Earlier this month we talked about Google testing a new same-day shipping service for different types of goods to compete with Amazon Prime. At the …

Google Street View Shows Japanese Nuclear Zone

Putin orders surprise military exercises

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered ordered surprise military exercises in the Black Sea region involving 7,000 troops and dozens of ships to test the army's battle readiness, the Kremlin said.<p>The order was presented to the Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in a sealed envelope in the middle …

Adults Text While Driving More Than Teens, Says Survey

It’s often been assumed that teens are one of the main culprits in the texting-while-driving epidemic in the U.S. It makes sense — teens are new drivers, and thus more reckless, and they also happen to be expert texters.<p>However, a new study funded by AT&T finds that adults actually text while …

Google announces open source patent pledge, won't sue 'unless first attacked'

Google just announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge, a new initiative whereby the company has promised not to sue developers, distributors, and users of open source software utilizing Mountain View's patents "unless first attacked." In introducing the good faith effort, Google is …

Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far

This month, web security company SourceFire issued a report called "25 Years of Vulnerabilities" that charted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) of various software and mobile devices.<p>A CVE is "the international standard for vulnerability numbering or identification" security …

Apple Cuts iPad Mini Shipments In Preparation For Next-Gen Model [Rumor]

Apple has reportedly cut its iPad mini orders for the second quarter of 2013 by as much as 20% in preparation for the next-generation device. Shipments of the current iPad mini could be as low as 10 million units during the quarter, according to “multiple sources who provide various components” for …

Woz On How Siri Should Work With Third-Party Apps [Video]

Looks like even Steve Wozniak wants Apple to release a Siri API to third-party developers, and he has a pretty good idea how it would work: a lot like AppleScript, basically. For example, to do something in Foursquare, you’d launch Siri, say “Foursquare” and then anything you said after that would …