Topic archives: geek stuff

Creating “smart school” heat-maps with My School data

February 6, 2010

Joel Pobar has done some impressively nerdy things with data from the My Schools website to create heat-maps of where Australia's top schools are located.

Why Chrome will be your next web browser

February 4, 2010

Firefox may be the fastest growing web browser right now, but it's a bloated memory-hog, says Lance Ulanoff. Google's Chrome browser offers a faster, more stable service and it just keeps getting better. Within five years, you'll be using it, too.

<em>Forbes</em>‘ Web Celeb 25 list

Forbes‘ Web Celeb 25 list

February 4, 2010

Forbes names its annual list of the 25 biggest names in net nerd-dom. Nate Silver Steve Rubel. Perez Hilton predictably heads the pack for the third year running, but there are a few more controversial choices, too.

Maths pr0n: Why R2-D2 weighs less than Styrofoam

January 22, 2010

Nerd alert: A physics professor uses images of Star Wars' R2-D2 flying to calculate exactly how much the little droid must weigh -- about 100g, apparently.

PHOTO GALLERY: A nerdy collection of geek sub-genres

PHOTO GALLERY: A nerdy collection of geek sub-genres

January 1, 2010

Not all geeks are obsessed with the internet (ok, most are). Gizmodo present their "Socially-Acceptable Geek Subgenre Scale Gallery", including such classics as 'music geeks', 'cosplayers' (those costumed nerds at ComicCon) and 'gadget nerds'. Which one are you?

Nerd alert: uber-geeky Christmas crafts

December 21, 2009

Lifehacker has eight dorky (but cool!) DIY projects for the holidays, including an LED Christmas card and a laser light show for your Christmas tree.

iTunes names the best apps of 2009

iTunes names the best apps of 2009

December 11, 2009

Apple's iTunes has named the "best" (in its staffers' opinions, presumably) and top selling apps for 2009 -- everything from Jamie Oliver’s 20 Minute Meals to the obvious Flight Control to Crikey favourite Tweetie 2.

Big on the Web in 2010

December 4, 2009

Mashable's Pete Cashmore predicts the 10 big Web trends for 2010: more geolocation, more real-time news, internet TV, and a move away from e-Readers. Ooh, controversial!

The 10 defining internet events of the decade

November 19, 2009

The folks behind the Webby Awards have named their 10 most influential internet moments of the decade, including the launch of Wikipedia, the closure of Napster, the 2008 US Presidential campaign, and more.

Meet the man who killed the letter

Meet the man who killed the letter

November 18, 2009

In 1971, engineer Ray Tomlinson was asked to find something interesting to do with the newly created ARPANET computer network. So he invented email, inadvertently changing human communication forever.