Emerging Tech

Public vote opens for new planet name but you can’t call it Planet McPlanetface

2007 OR10, currently the largest unnamed world in our solar system. It’s been 12 years since scientists at California’s Palomar Observatory discovered what is currently the largest unnamed world in our solar system. Having gone with the default title (225088) 2007 OR10 since its discovery in 2007, the three scientists who identified the minor planet […]


You call that EDM? Moritz Simon Geist’s robots make the most technical techno

Electronic engineer/robot-musician conductor Moritz Simon Geist performs at the SXSW Innovation Awards. Nathan Mattise Unlike other electronic/techno artists, Geist is obsessed with tactile instruments—he just builds them from old tech parts and then builds rigs to automate ’em. Nathan Mattise Some of Geist’s robots are based on the simplest of DIY instruments, like a set […]


How to record a Skype call

perig76/123RF Need to record a Skype call so you can watch or listen to it again later? Whether it’s for a family memento or a potential podcast, you might want a simple way to record your audio or video conversations. We’ll be assuming you’ve already installed the latest version of Skype for our guide or […]