The Evolution of Food and Brain Power

Some point around the Paleolithic period early humans started using rudimentary tools. I like to imagine someone getting angry and throwing a stick at a tree, accidentally knocking fruit down and realizing, hey, that’s a cool trick. We may have slowly gotten...

Pondering Space Travel in the Unfathomable

With the Mars One mission ramping up for 2025 we’re making our next foray into the universe. It struck me the other day while talking to a friend about space travel how uneven our progress has been (in some ways) into the universe. If you track the technological...

Galaxy S4 Playlists Made on PC Don’t Work

Every Android phone I’ve had, starting with the original Droid, allowed you to manually create .pla files through Windows on the phone’s memory card while connected via USB. This was a great feature, as it didn’t require any software like iTunes to...

Advances in Artificial ‘Solar Leaf’ Technology

I’d blogged years ago about an artificial leaf technology that was a potential step forward for energy production. Recently I caught a glimpse of an update on that solar research (thanks Matt!) and it got me thinking about energy production in general. The aim...

30 Days of iPad

After getting my hands on the iPad Air, my initial impressions led me to see what 30 days of heavy use would be like. What would it be like to offload as many of my daily tasks as possible to an iPad rather than a laptop or PC? Would I be surprised at how easy...
Fenix Flashlight Review: The E12 (1xAA)

Fenix Flashlight Review: The E12 (1xAA)

As the successor to the excellent Fenix E11, the E12 takes the proven versatility of AA flashlights and brings some new features to the table. Features Overview: Takes one AA battery (Ni-MH or Alkaline) Three output modes: 130 lumens HIGH, 50 lumens MEDIUM, and 8...