Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our new associate editor, Melissa Grey! Sometimes, the formative moments in your life happen when you least expect them. Show More Summary
UCLA Health Systems decided to broadcast a brain surgery live on Twitter, Vine and Instagram. Like It, +1, Tweet It, Pin It Original content from Ubergizmo.
Florists around the country, pay attention. If you're looking for a value-added reason for people to buy a dozen roses from your shop, then find a way to get this brilliant Crown Vase put into production and include one with every bouquet. Read more...
Samsung Display has chosen Vancouver's Display Week Exhibition hosted by the Society for Information Display to unveil two new Retina-beating display panels. The WQXGA 10.1-inch LCD screen will be used for tablets, while the QHD+ 13.3-inch is destined for notebooks. Show More Summary
This Logitech FabricSkin review shows the pros and cons of Logitech’s keyboard-case for the iPad in the real world Like It, +1, Tweet It, Pin It Original content from Ubergizmo.
It can’t be easy, being a lifeguard at a pool full of children. The kids that catch your attention are going to be the ones who are splashing and yelling, whereas the ones that you really need to look for could be silently slipping below the surface, where they won’t be seen or heard. Show More Summary
We've gotta give it to Microsoft... building a YouTube app for Windows Phone that strips out advertising and allows users to download streaming videos was one hell of a way to get Google's attention about the lack of an official app for the platform -- even if it managed to attract ire at the same time. Show More Summary
The rise in costs for fixing an iPhone are due to the rise in its components. Like It, +1, Tweet It, Pin It Original content from Ubergizmo.
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Can you believe we've had the Xbox 360 since 2005? As a child of the two- or three-year console cycle, a system still going strong after eight seems inconceivable. Show More Summary
It is no secret that Google would like to be a wireless carrier. The company has long been rumored to be eyeing various partnerships to launch its own wireless network as soon as this year. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Google is looking to fund, build and help run wireless networks in emerging markets in Africa and Southeast Asia. Show More Summary
Microsoft and YouTube just told us that they're working on an official YouTube app for Windows Phone together. The app will be released in "the coming weeks" (and will have ads). Read more...
The Carbuncle Cup is the annual U.K. award for the ugliest buildings in the country. Above you can see some of this year's nominees, submitted by readers of the Guardian. It's fun to point out a blight on a skyline! But there's also a problem: ugly isn't a great way to discuss architecture. Read more...
Is it just us or are towers getting taller and taller these days? Broad Group, a Chinese developer, recently announced plans to scale up its prefabricated building technology to unparalleled proportions. The proposed Sky City outside Changsha will be the tallest on earth at 838 m or 2,749 ft, just barely inching past the Burj Khalifa in the UAE. Show More Summary
Familiar foliage greets visitors to Digital Capabilities, with more exotic plants hidden behind the electronic wall. (Credit: University of Lincoln) It's always good to stop and smell the roses, but sometimes you have to tweet to access them. Show More Summary
The Xbox One may have the ability to allow players to remotely play each other’s game through Skype. Like It, +1, Tweet It, Pin It Original content from Ubergizmo.
Early Google Glass owners are dominated by developers and tinkerers, so it's only fair that they get easy access to the downloads they need. Appropriately, Google has quietly set up a page that centralizes both Glass images and kernel source code. Show More Summary
In lieu of a formal review, Matt Burns and I sat down to take a look at the Samsung 700T AKA ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T, a convertible tablet that has a small button on the keyboard that pops out the Windows 8 tablet that forms the brains of the machine. Show More Summary
Here’s a board game that teaches you language and chemistry at the same time. It’s called Elemensus. It plays a lot like Scrabble, except you use symbols of the elements instead of…
Snapchat has taken the mobile world by storm. The application allows users to send pictures and videos to friends that will self-destruct after a maximum of 10 seconds. Even better, if someone tries to take a screenshot of the image, the sender is automatically notified. Show More Summary