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A zero-day vulnerability in Safari that could litter a user's desktop (or downloads folder) with arbitrary files is a serious security flaw, argues ZDNet, and not a mere "annoyance" as Apple claims. In theory, a user must click a link to visit a malicious website that can begin downloading arbitrary...

May 30th 2008 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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In the early days of the balance board, there was some concern about what would happen when the board's power button met carpet. With the board extensions in place, however, we haven't noticed any problems on carpet. Anyone out there have particularly plush carpet that is rebelling against the prese...

May 26th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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As if the Cushion Control pillows weren't cute enough, here we find a USB-powered, felt-covered calculator synth to ooh and aww over. Artists Kelli Cain and Brian Crabtree were able to conjure up this nifty device at a Felt Circuits workshop held in Los Angeles, and while details are relatively sca...

May 21st 2007 at 7:02am 0 Comments
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It pains us to see the furry fad still lingering around, but joining the totally hairy Philips display comes the patent-pending "no constraints carpet," which presumably aims to provide warmth and companionship to the lonely house dweller. Reportedly showcased at the Tokyo Fiber convention, Panason...

May 2nd 2007 at 2:26pm 0 Comments
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Next time you walk into a hiring office and spot freshly laid carpet, you might want to ensure you're at an equal opportunity employer. A new kind of floor covering has been invented at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan that determines the weight, age, and...

July 26th 2006 at 6:09am 0 Comments
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We hear about the occasional battery recall, and there are always the complaints that computers are getting too hot, but things went to a whole new level for a family in Minnesota. As WCCO in the Twin Cities reports, an 11 year-old boy set a running iBook down on the carpet and left the room. His mo...

June 1st 2006 at 11:30am 0 Comments