Author Archive for: ‘Chris Gabbard’

Who Will Buy the Island of Lanai? The Founder of Oracle or the Founder of Microsoft?

Los Angeles billionaire David Murdoc is trying to sell his private island of Lanai, and already has a potential buyer. The island is part of Hawaii (It’s the sixth largest Island in Hawaii to be more specific), but only 2% of it is actually owned by the state. David Murdoc took control of the 140 square mile island as a …

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V/H/S Gets An Incredibly Creepy Red Band Trailer

There is one indie horror film this summer that is getting some serious attention from fans of the genre. That film is V/H/S, which debuted this year at the Sundance Film Festival, becoming an official selection. According to the official synopsis, the movie follows “a group of misfits hired to burglarize a house to find a rare VHS tape, only …

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Breaking Bad Gets a Requiem For a Dream Video Tribute

No other show matches Breaking Bad in grit and intensity, at least on cable television. Now the fifth and final season is upon us. To celebrate (and to prepare for next season), we present to you a video that matches the intensity of Breaking Bad with an equally intense movie in Requiem For a Dream. This video gives us a …

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Gieger Counter Gets $100K in KickStarter Funding in One Hour

An open source Geiger Counter designed by Andrew Huang has made over $100,000 in Kickstarter funding in an hour. The handheld device is designed to help Japan detect radiation after the nuclear disaster that rocked the country last year. Since then there has been little reliable data on the amount of fallout produced by the disaster. SafeCast changed all that …

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Klout Announces New Algorithm at LeWeb London 2012

In what was probably the most awkward interview of all time, Co-Founder and CEO of Klout, Joe Fernandez talked about some changes that are going to be made to Klout’s algorithm that will make it a better indicator of social media influence. You may or may not know Klout as the service that connects all of your social media and …

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U.S. Open’s Jungle Bird Vows to Strike Again

The man who snuck past security to bird call during the U.S. Open trophy ceremony has vowed to pull his bird calling stunt in public again. In an interview with TMZ, Jungle Bird (as he calls himself), explained that he pulled the stunt in order to raise awareness for deforestation. He admits that he was a little tipsy when he …

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Jailbreak App Display Recorder Comes to Apple Store

An app that was previously available only on jail-broken phones has made its way to the app store. The App is called “Display Recorder” and does just that — records video and audio of the phone’s screen in real time. The app is similar to Cydia, which does the same thing but is only available on jail-broken phones. Apparently this …

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Acer Announces New Line of All-in-One PCs

Today, Acer has announced a new line of all-in-one PCs to compete with Apple (and others that have since followed in Apple’s footsteps). According to ITProPortal, the all-in-one packages are designed to cater to business and enterprise users as well as those in the at home PC market. The line will be called the Acer Veriton Z46xx, and is similar …

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StumbleUpon Now Recommends Sites and Interests

Stumble Upon has started rolling out a pop-up along the control bar at the top of the page that recommends sites and interests based on the things that you Stumble frequently. If you Stumble pages on a site frequently, StumbleUpon will ask you if you would like to see more pages from that site. Likewise, if you thumbs up a …

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Baby Robot Learns Its First Words

At team of scientists lead by the Caroline Lyon at the University of Hertfordshire, UK have developed a “baby robot” that learns human speech in much the same way a human child learns. The robot converses with a human teacher and soon a string of incoherent babble from the robot beings forming actual words, in the same way a baby’s …

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How to Be a Dad – Government Knows Best?

For those of you that enjoyed your Father’s day weekend, the federal government wants to remind you that being a father isn’t all presents and cookouts. The job is far from over, and the government wants to help you out by giving you “tips” on how to be a better dad in the form of instructional videos and outreach programs. …

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Crazy Fan Interrupts U.S. Open Winning Speech

Golf is officially turning into what Happy Gilmore envisioned it to be. After winning the the U.S. Open, pro golfer Webb Simpson did the customary post match interview with Bob Costas. But this one was interrupted by a man in a union jack rooster hat doing bird calls. He was promptly removed by security. Webb Simpson replied with “Enjoy the …

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