Articles By Insider

Homemade air conditioners: a bad idea

A cool receptionAs the temperatures begin to drop, the snow threatens to accumulate and that “Oh for crying out loud, it's Christmas” feeling settles in, Canada's collective mind turns to one thing: air

Published on: November 8th, 2007 Insider

Wind-up cell phone solves battery life issue

Crank callingInsider is often accused of being cranky, but sometimes that's what gets it done. In this case, a crank is very much appreciated. An enterprising U.K. firm has developed a hand crank

Published on: November 6th, 2007 Insider

Super mouse has legs

Old mouse can runWe can rebuild him. We have the technology. Or at least we can make him run really fast. Much faster than the other mice.Yes, in man's eternal quest to give

Published on: November 4th, 2007 Insider

Apple fan gets a piece of the iPod pie

Mac fan's dream comes trueThere's a reason people love Apple. Actually, there's lots of reasons, but one reason is that Apple can pull off publicity stunts like this. According to Wired, Apple fan

Published on: October 31st, 2007 Insider

In search of Google’s gravestone

Google Schadenfreude ClubOne way to ensure that technology users begin to hate you is to become successful. Just ask Bill Gates. People hate him because he made some smart deals in the 80s

Published on: October 30th, 2007 Insider

Car robot says: I got shotgun!

Dashboard robot will likely attempt to monopolize the music selectionNo one does cars quite like the Japanese. No one makes cute crap quite like the Japanese. In summary, no one makes cute, annoying

Published on: October 26th, 2007 Insider

Adobe to give away Photoshop

EULA go homeI think I read at most two words of any user licence agreement. They are generally “I agree.” Anything else that else that enters my vision does so peripherally. So it's

Published on: October 23rd, 2007 Insider

Latest winter fashion: iPhone gloves

Look, Ma. No more sticky iPhone!There are some objects that may require the delicate touch of a gloved hand: a first edition Dickens, an original Da Vinci sketch, a copy of Amazing Fantasy

Published on: October 19th, 2007 Insider

How to beat a speeding ticket

Have radar gun, will travelIf you've ever received a speeding ticket, you'll know how unpleasant an experience it can be: those flashing lights in your rear mirror; those stern tones (do you know

Published on: October 16th, 2007 Insider

Face the robot massager

Relax, while robot hands massage your face. No, please. Relax There are a number of things I'll trust to a robot. One is to beep and boop a lot in my favourite sci-fi

Published on: October 12th, 2007 Insider

Drunk driving sim gives teens the spins

Drunk hard driveA Calgary university professor has achieved in software what we all should be avoiding in life: getting completely squiffy and driving home. The software, called Booze Cruise, is aimed at teens,

Published on: October 6th, 2007 Insider

Vista redux: the Linux edition

Vista, meet Vixta Half Vista, half vixen, this sexy little number called Vixta is a Fedora Linux-based wilful rip-off of Microsoft's crappy operating system. Ever smug, the Linux community has gathered together to

Published on: October 5th, 2007 Insider

The million mile car

And I could drive a million miles . . .I've heard a lot of good things about Japanese cars. Heck, I even owned one in '90s, but you never really expect the resilient

Published on: October 3rd, 2007 Insider

The ultimate beer fridge

Pour beer, drink beer, repeat This is, without a doubt, the ultimate beer fridge. It's sleek, it's steel and most importantly, it has a tap. I know some of you are probably drooling

Published on: September 29th, 2007 Insider

It’s long, it’s flappy, it’s cool, it’s a Blade Runner outfit

Decked out like DeckardAre you just aching to look like Harrison Ford in Blade Runner? Mel Gibson in Mad Max? Bill Campbell in the Rocketeer? (Never mind that last one.) Well, ache no

Published on: September 28th, 2007 Insider