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Nuked beers safe to drink following U.S. government tests

Back in 1955, the government was very serious about where we'd get fluids after a nuclear apocalypse, so it got some beers and atomic bombs together to figure it out.

By September 19, 2012


Hackers build private 'Ninja Tel' phone network at Defcon

Network uses phones running the "Ninja OS," which features innovative apps such as "BoozeFone," where people can exchange beverages using what I dubbed "booze networking."

By July 28, 2012


Buzz Out Loud 1488: Sharks with frickin' lasers on their heads (Podcast)

On today's show, it's the Summer of Hackers: Anonymous hits the Spanish police website and threatens the Federal Reserve (which, frankly, we find to be a target that's probably worthy of a little DDoS action). Plus, a nation-state may have hacked IMF, but they're not saying much, and the Bitcoin market crashes (buy low!). Plus, scientists create jellyfish that can shoot tiny, weak lasers ... a stepping stone to the scariest sharks ever.

By June 13, 2011


Start-up called Hipster offers new recruits $10K, beer

Hipster, a question-and-answer start-up, offers new recruits exactly what the company thinks they need. Money and beer. Oh, and a mustache-grooming service.

By June 2, 2011


Now testing: Beers in space

An Australian joint venture is working to create a beer that can be safely consumed in space, and we wish it godspeed.

By September 29, 2010


Get Paragon Backup and Recovery 10 free

This $30 backup utility can be yours for zip, nothing, nada, but you have to grab it (and install it) before the clock strikes midnight. Hey, I don't make the rules.

By September 29, 2010


Friday Poll: Which shade of green are you?

This being the week of Earth Day, we're hearing quite a bit about green tech--and green practices. How much do you go out of your way to live green?

By April 23, 2010


Musical liquor cabinet puts your vices in stereo

Each of several compartments is outfitted with a switch, so that when you remove a bottle, the Swig & Jig lights up and plays a song.

By December 21, 2009


This Week: Rednecks and Their Cars

For this week, my blog will take a look at the sometimes creative and always funny vehicles and driving as exhibited by that modern American creature - the Redneck.

By May 4, 2009


Rediscovering the classic American game of pinball

CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi visits the country's only pinball museum to learn about what makes the machines work.

By June 7, 2008