web

Burning Artificial Sweeteners Releases Some Bizarre Shooting Webs

Our favourite destroyer of objects, the red hot nickel ball, is back. This time it’s torching artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Sweet N’ Low and Truvia. Splenda and Sweet N’ Low put up honourable fights but essentially caramelizes. Truvia, however, starts shooting out these weird spider web looking things when burned.


Views Of A Dark World: Illuminating Unseen Infrastructure

For a global society highly dependent on complex technical, economic and political systems, we manage to carry on our daily routines largely unaware of the hard and soft infrastructure — from pipes to policies — on which these systems rest. That is, until unexpected events, so-called black swans, illuminate the previously hidden pieces and surprise or unsettle us by their presence and function.


Happy 25th Birthday To The Embattled World Wide Web

How do you sing happy birthday to a computer? Or, more specifically, how do you sing happy birthday to a system of hyperlinked files accessible, by the internet, that live inside your computer (and phone, and tablet, and so on)? It is, after all, the World Wide Web’s 25th birthday.


YouTube In Your Browser Is Becoming More Like YouTube On Your Phone

Once upon a time, in the early days of smartphones (y’know, a few years ago), a company would do everything possible to make its app look as similar to its website as possible. Now everything is topsy-turvy. Today YouTube revealed that some of the website’s new look is going to be borrowed from its mobile app. Brave new world.


Google Helpouts Is Here To Help You With Basically Anything

Have you ever been working on something, a special project or something outside the realm of normal day-to-day work stuff, and you find yourself totally stuck? As in, you have absolutely no idea what to do next? Google wants to help.


Wi-Fi-Blocking Wallpaper Protects Your Web Fortress By Keeping Neighbors Out

Scientists from the institut polytechnique Grenoble INP and the Centre Technique du Papier have developed a novel new product so gratuitous, it almost seems necessary: a silver-crystal coated wallpaper that can block neighbours from freeloading off your Wi-Fi network. The silver crystals are arranged in such a way that they are able to block certain wireless frequencies, not least of which is the same frequency as a WiFI router.


Who's Winning The Browser Wars? [Poll]

I still have not-so-fond memories of using Mosiac on a DEC system at University to browse that newfangled information superhighway, but you crazy kids of today can’t seem to pick a browser and stick with it.


Don't Break The Internet

Over in the States, two bills now pending in Congress-the PROTECT IP Act of 2011 (Protect IP) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House-represent the latest legislative attempts to address a serious global problem: large-scale online copyright and trademark infringement.


Virgin Galactic Passengers Able To Tweet And Facebook From Space

Fab Runway Girl Mary Kirby is reporting that SpaceShipTwo will have internet connectivity for passengers.


The New York Post Now Blocks Mobile Safari Vistors From Accessing Their Web Site

“You shall not pass!” booms Gandalf the Grey as mobile Safari visitors arrive at the New York Post web site this weekend. Sorry, correction: That’s how it played out in my head. Reality is more mundane and mostly annoying.


Product Finder

Find more great products at