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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.