A fantastic way to play pong… if you have a skyscraper available to you. Plus news about some routers that just aren’t secure. Do you have one? All this and more, including our mobile app pick and the week in nerd history.
Running Time: 30:48
Mobile App of the Week:
- Videoscope App – video processor app with various special effects. Kind of neat way to take some pics. Here’s one of me getting scanned into the Grid.
Are those long slow drives home from work boring you to tears? One company wants to ease your gridlock pain by putting a drum kit in your steering wheel. Who needs air bags?
Get you a$$ to Mars! That’s what Arnold said. But in July the search will begin for astronauts to go on the Mars Colony Project.
Some of the most popular home routers are not secure. How vulnerable is your home router?
Want a cool way to have kids learn Java programming language? Check out what Codespell did.
Philadelphia provided the biggest pong game ever. On skyscrapers no less.
This Week in Nerd History:
April 22, 1864 – The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
April 21, 1934 – The “Surgeon’s Photograph”, the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, is published in the Daily Mail (in 1999, it is revealed to be a hoax)
April 22, 1970 – The first Earth Day is celebrated.
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