Stories by James Mulroy

  • Martin Jetpack Flies to 5000 Feet

    If you've been following <a href="http://martinjetpack.com/">Martin JetPack</a>, you may be aware that you may soon be able to own one of your own and fly around like a bird. All you need is a measly 100,000 dollars.

  • NASA May Launch Boat to Saturn's Largest Moon

    Have you ever wanted to sail the -290 degree Fahrenheit seas of Titan? Yea, me neither. But thankfully NASA has come up with a method to sail the aforementioned seas, all while sitting at NASA HQ drinking a hot cup of cocoa.

  • Fly me to the moon ... for $US150 million

    Why settle for short suborbital trips to space when you can take a trip around the moon? The best part: It will cost you a mere 150 million dollars! Wow, what a bargain! Space Adventures, the same company which sent citizens to the International Space Station and the only company that has sent private citizens to space, period, is now offering a trip to the moon.

  • Tablets poised to replace waiters' primary functions

    Sick of long wait times or restaurants? Loathe idle banter? Suffer no more! One startup company called E la Carte (get it? 'E' for electronic. Hah!), is offering tablets which will be able to take your order, entertain you, and accept your payments.They're calling it a "Restaurant Revolution." Touché!

  • Quantum Teleportation Is A Reality

    Scientists have finally done it! In what looks like an incredibly complicated setup scientists have not just figured out how to transport information using the quantum highway, but they have actually done it.

  • What's new in PC components

    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) isn't just all tablet, cameras, and laptops; there's plenty of news for the PC component geek, too, ranging from tiny flash drives that pack a lot of heat to the hand-held gaming console.

  • New Creative gaming headset has 50mm drivers, no wires

    Are you hardcore gamer and need that extra boost in communication to boost your performance when pounding away at the keyboard? If so, you may want to check out the Sound Blaster Tactic3D Omega Wireless Gaming Headset. Creative's new wireless gaming headset works with a variety of games like WoW and other role playing games, as well as for listening to music, Netflix, or chatting on Skype.

  • New Lexar flash drives pack a lot into a tiny package

    Quick: What stores up to 128GB, supports file encryption, and fits in your pocket? Why, Lexar's newest flash drives. Lexar's Echo MX and the ZX backup drives announced at CES 2011 are designed to automatically back up files when you are on the go, and support 128-bit AES encryption, making them good for netbook and notebook users.

  • Star Trek bedroom doors: Ultimate in home improvement

    If you were like every other geek child out there, you too may have wished to be beamed to the starship Enterprise in geosynchronous orbit directly above your house. Then you'd want to take the elevator to the bridge and walk through those automatic air-whooshing doors. Star Trek enthusiast, Marc DeVidts, had those same dreams and built an air-powered automatic door for his own home, and so can you.

  • Micromobs: Inside a social network startup

    In today's social-networked world, it can be tough to keep your personal information under your control. And given Facebook's dominant position, it's not so easy for start-up social networks to connect you with your friends, family and acquaintances. That's why a small start-up company named Micromobs has taken up the challenge of bringing simplicity and privacy to you in one click.

  • Sweet swivel-screen tablet makes rounds at IDF 2010

    Dell's latest in geektechery is making the rounds—a 10-inch netbook-tablet hybrid with a sweet swiveling screen. If you want to show off that awesome photo from last month's vacation, just flip the screen around with the swivel; to do some typing, just flip it back around. The new hybrid was recently displayed at the Intel Developer Forum 2010, according to Engadget.