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Google Street View driver arrested by Thai villagers

Residents of Sa-eab village in northern Thailand are suspicious of a Street View driver's intentions. So, they make a citizen's arrest.

By August 15, 2013


Sonic Wallets scream, moo, hurl insults when opened

The humble wallet gets an audio upgrade with a sound chip that makes noises ranging from obnoxious screams to choruses of angelic voices.

By February 12, 2013


Steve Jobs' Atari memo sells for $27,500

The Apple founder's penned plans for improvements to a World Cup Soccer game sells for more than expected.

By June 15, 2012


Point and shoot, then print in 3D (video)

New free software enables users to create 3D objects from their photos. Autodesk gives SmartPlanet a demonstration with an assist from a little garden buddha.

By February 21, 2012


Who the heck are these people? Highlight's social overload

Too many people, too little privacy: new location-aware friend finder breaks privacy norms.

By March 5, 2012


The sad self-obsession surrounding NASA's Kepler-22b discovery

Isn't there something faintly sad about the discovery of a planet whose temperature of 72 degrees automatically leading to the idea that it's "another Earth?"

By December 5, 2011


'Buddha phone' launches, plays Nirvana

A single tap of the phone's dedicated lotus-leaf button will load a private, customizable, animated altar. The idea is to let Buddhists perform their dedications and rituals conveniently when away from home.

By May 27, 2009


Photos: Japanese 'Buddha phone' launches, plays Nirvana

The phone for Asian Buddhists: Odin 99. In addition to having a built-in altar for worship on the go, it's got... hell, what else do you need?

7 Images By May 26, 2009


My encounter with the 'Buddha phone'

If you can put up with its hideous keypad design and tacky 24k-gold plating, you can put up with anything.

By April 23, 2008


A 'Buddha phone' for serenity now

It even has a jade-like scroll button.

By April 17, 2008