Amazon Tightens Rules On Hoverboards Because Of Those Pesky Fires

Amazon has removed many, but not all, brands of hoverboards from its website following reports of the popular Christmas present catching fire. Without any public announcement, models of the self-balancing scooters from makers like Swagway and Phunkeeduck have disappeared from the online retailer. Hoverboards from brands like Jetson and Razor remain for sale. Overstock.com announced that it would no longer … Read More

Brian CecilAmazon Tightens Rules On Hoverboards Because Of Those Pesky Fires

Scientists Give Disabled Rescue Cat Amazing Titanium Legs

When Vincent showed up at the Story County Animal Shelter in Nevada, Iowa, he’d been through something awful. He had been found injured at a camping site, back legs missing from the shinbone down. The shelter had no idea how he’d gotten that way, but the little guy was in luck. At three years of age, Vincent has been fitted … Read More

Brian CecilScientists Give Disabled Rescue Cat Amazing Titanium Legs

Jewelry for James Bond-types

Countless movies and books include a plot-line in which the protagonist is abducted and either tied or handcuffed to something solid. In the unlikely event you were taken hostage and incapacitated it would be nice to have something about your person that could help you escape. The Titanium Escape Ring has a hidden extra — a stainless steel multi-tool designed … Read More

Brian CecilJewelry for James Bond-types

Don’t buy Comcast’s spin – its data caps aren’t about ‘fairness’

Comcast’s data caps are ‘just low enough to punish streaming’. In many regions across the country, Comcast this week added Little Rock, Arkansas; Shreveport, Louisiana; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Galax, Virginia, among other cities, to its growing list of regions with broadband data caps. It is already known from Comcast’s own internal documents that its data caps have nothing to do … Read More

Brian CecilDon’t buy Comcast’s spin – its data caps aren’t about ‘fairness’

How scientists are 3D printing a human heart that will work better than yours

A team at the University of Louisville has taken bioprinting a step farther by creating a working 3D printed human heart made of fat cells. Think of a future where, if your heart failed or has a defect, you could get one that works better and lasts longer. Researchers at the University of Louisville have moved a step closer in … Read More

Brian CecilHow scientists are 3D printing a human heart that will work better than yours

Back to the Future, predictions the movie got right and wrong!

The movie from 1989 got a few things right when it depicted what 2015 would look like. Although flat screen TVs and drones are abundant, the movie’s prediction of flying cars, hover boards and self-lacing shoes was completely wrong. Things the film predicted right: Flat Screen TV’s Video Conference Technology-Marty really did see the future with this one. Let’s see, … Read More

Brian CecilBack to the Future, predictions the movie got right and wrong!

Amazon Sues 1,000 People Over Fake Reviews

Amazon filed a lawsuit on Friday against more than 1,000 people who allegedly offered to hire themselves out as fake reviewers at $5 a review. Internet users increasingly rely on online customer reviews when making spending decisions, whether they’re buying an iPhone case on Amazon or hiring an Uber ride in their hometown. But just how much can you trust … Read More

Brian CecilAmazon Sues 1,000 People Over Fake Reviews

Instagram celebrates it’s 5th year birthday.

The surprising thing is that no one has ruined it. Despite being purchased by Facebook and depsite vastly different opinions on how you should use the service, Instagram is still great—an unbested way to share a single moment of your life with your friends. If you’re searching for a concrete reason why Instagram hasn’t changed much to the naked eye, … Read More

Brian CecilInstagram celebrates it’s 5th year birthday.

New Prosthetic Hand Lets Paralyzed Man “Feel” Sensations

A 28-year-old who has been paralyzed for more than a decade as a result of a spinal cord injury has become the first person to be able to “feel” physical sensations through a prosthetic hand directly connected to his brain, and even identify which mechanical finger is being gently touched. The advance, made possible by sophisticated neural technologies developed under … Read More

Brian CecilNew Prosthetic Hand Lets Paralyzed Man “Feel” Sensations

Facebook crashes and Facebook hoax about privacy.

For the second time in a week Facebook users received an error message when trying to access their accounts on Monday afternoon. Also, Facebook privacy status hoax resurfaces again, fills news feeds. Facebook became unavailable for some of its users around 3pm EDT Monday, and remained inaccessible for over an hour. Many users took to Twitter to complain about the … Read More

Brian CecilFacebook crashes and Facebook hoax about privacy.