L.A. Restaurant Incentivizes Ditching Your iPhone at the Door

A restaurant in Los Angeles, California that offers modern American fare with “classic French technique and a touch of Japanese flavor” has decided that enough is enough when it comes to smartphone obsession. Tired of seeing everyone in the dining…

Facebook Phone Rumors Materialize…Again

Apparently, there has been another sighting of the mythical Facebook phone. Well, at least a sighting of plans to build the mythical product. According to a report from Bloomberg, anonymous sources have confirmed that Facebook is currently working with HTC…

Aaand…Here’s How You Go Out With A Japanese Virtual Pop Star

Hatsune Miku is an incredibly popular “singing synthesizer application with a female persona,” or, virtual pop star for short. The Japanese creation is voiced by a popular voice actress and actually performs concerts, live, as a projection. So, I guess…

Duolingo Opens To The Public After 125,000 Users Translated 75 Million Sentences During Beta

Way back in November of 2011, Duolingo opened up their private beta and was hit with a flood of excitement in the form of invite requests. “People asking me for Duolingo invites: Patience, grasshoppers,” said creator Luis von Ahn. For…

Man With Locked-In Syndrome Tweets Using Eye-Tracking Tech

In 2005, husband, father, and rugby fan Tony Nicklinson suffered a massive stroke that paralyzed him – almost completely. He now suffers from what is know as “Locked in syndrome,” a condition that leaves nearly every voluntary muscle in the…

DARPA Hypersonic Glider Runs Hot, Peels Itself Apart

Back in August, the U.S. Military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, conducted the second test flight of their experimental hypersonic vehicle, the HTV-2. The project was part of a data collecting mission, a way to test global strike…

Patents: The Tech Company Goldmine

Apple has filed a few patents recently that have eyebrows raised. There was the 3D display and user interface, and the 3D camera. As Shaylin Clark points out, having those patents on the books doesn’t even remotely mean that Apple…

26-Year-Old Software Engineer Congressional Candidate Impresses Reddit, Matt Cutts

According to 26-year-old Patrick Kelly, Washington needs more engineers and less lawyers. That’s why he has decided to run for U.S. Congress in the 6th district of the great state of Kentucky. This congressional district covers Lexington as well as…

Google+ Hangouts Move Underwater

The Catlin Seaview Survey, with the help of award-winning cinematographer and shark researcher Richard Fitzpatrick, are taking Google+ Hangouts under the sea. The Catlin Seaview Survey is a research project whose mission is the “carry out the first comprehensive study…

Kermit The Frog Talks Tech Troubles

Kermit The Frog answered a few poignent questions about technology and social media in a compelling interview with Talking your Tech on USA Today. In the interview, Kermit admits he is not the real person behind his Facebook and Twitter…