Articles By Insider

Welcome to the U.K., where we scan your brain and photograph your undies

The British Home Office claims that the cameras have contributed to a drop in crime of four per cent, but only in specific cases, like parking lots. In some areas, these cameras have

Published on: September 25th, 2007 Insider

Emoticons: annoying people for 25 years

Don't smile, it's only e-mail It's difficult to gauge the importance of the emoticon. It's been annoying people for 25 years now (I know that because this article informs me that smiley faces

Published on: September 19th, 2007 Insider

Brain zapper melts away depression

Current affairsThe first thing I thought when I saw this article was, Sweet Jiminy Christmas, that looks painful! Click on the link and you'll see: a woman beaming, somewhat maniacally, and a X-ray

Published on: September 18th, 2007 Insider

Prince purple mad over pirates

Prince finds pirates in his kingdomBetter known for wearing ladies' pumps and rockin' out with insanely intricate solos, Prince has now turned his hand to curbing music piracy. His target of choice seems

Published on: September 15th, 2007 Insider

Google funds loony lunar trip

Google finances moon carGoogle is offering $30 million to the first person who whacks Bill Gates. OK, that's not true. In a slightly less outlandish report, which to the best of my knowledge

Published on: September 14th, 2007 Insider

Privacy Commish gets Google panties in a bunch

Google to show your bits on the Internet Not content with mapping the entire planet via satellite, Google has launched a ground-level service in the U.S. which allows users to eyeball streets as

Published on: September 13th, 2007 Insider

Synagogue charges for front-row seats

High rollers for the High Holy DayEbay has become a significant outlet for scalpers and ticket pushers of all stripes, be it for fourth row floors for a Van Halen reunion show, or

Published on: September 10th, 2007 Insider

Why iPhone early adopters don’t deserve Steve Jobs

iPhone suckers cry poorSteve Jobs is apologizing to consumers for slashing iPhone prices. Well, not really. He's apologizing to those people who bought an iPhone before the discount and issuing them US$100 gift

Published on: September 7th, 2007 Insider

The software that knows how happy you are

Smile!A Japanese firm has developed software that can tell whether you're smiling or not. By examining a person's facial expression, the software can determine not only the presence of a smile, but also

Published on: September 6th, 2007 Insider

Bond gadgets you wish you owned

Insider, uhhh. . . Mr. InsiderInsider was gone for a few days. Miss me? If you haven't noticed this blog was vacant for most of last week, then screw you! (If you genuinely

Published on: September 5th, 2007 Insider

Roads of the future to resemble video game

The car's the starMicrosoft has filed for a patent that would make driving a car akin to playing a video game. Not smashing into stuff and firing rockets at other vehicles on the

Published on: August 29th, 2007 Insider

Microsoft driving game goes up in flames

Microsoft inadvertently enters Hotwheels market Microsoft has been having a lot of problems with the Xbox 360 lately. Sales are reasonably brisk but this is in spite of a propensity for the console

Published on: August 25th, 2007 Insider

Japanese invent bone-snapping robot

Why you shouldn't wrestle robotsWhen you arm-wrestle a robot, you really can't expect to win. Say you arm-wrestle Data from Star Trek. He'd kick your ass so fast it'd make your head spin.

Published on: August 24th, 2007 Insider

Vista-powered car coming soon

Vista on wheelsA high-performance luxury car will soon have Microsoft Vista on-board to control some of its functions. Thankfully, those don't include steering or brakes, but will be involved in communications and entertainment

Published on: August 23rd, 2007 Insider

Segway finally makes it to the masses

Segway going cheapThere's something slightly sweet but highly demented about the Segway, which has become more of a punchline than a genuine mode of transportation. When uber-inventor Dean Kamen introduced the wheely-dealy back

Published on: August 22nd, 2007 Insider