Category Archives: technology

Old Louisville — there’s an app for that

In the world of smart phones, local graphic artist John Paul has developed an iPhone application for the Old Louisville neighborhood that provides a virtual tour of the historic area. Published by Sutro Media, the ”Historic Old Louisville Kentucky” app is available in the Apple iTunes store for $1.99, if you’re interested. From Insider Louisville: […]

Fines for texting while driving begin Jan. 1

Since the summer Kentucky drivers received only warnings for texting while driving but that probationary period ends Jan. 1, and state officials are reminding motorists that law enforcement is ready to slap them with a ticket. Earlier this year, Kentucky joined other states and the District of Columbia when it passed a bill banning the […]

Happy Rob A Bank/Skip School Day!

If you’re busy carving a likeness of the Earth-goddess Gaia out of a hollowed gourd and hemp rope, why not take a break from your pre-Earth Day festivities and, say, commit a petty misdemeanor instead? It’s not like the Louisville Metro Police Department is in any position to do something about it, since their computer […]

Lies My Twitter-Box Told Me

As Americans, we’re the most blogginist, most tweetinist varmints to ever grace this dying planet; inheritors of the Industrial, Green and technological revolutions that have largely passed by the majority of the world’s poor, non-tweeting population, we’ve reaped the benefits of “progress” such that the sheer amount of information at our fingertips would make us […]

N. KY Hospital Gets Gyno-bots. Really.

It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are … receiving better care! St. Elizabeth Healthcare announced Wednesday that it has purchased the Intuitive Surgical da Vinci S Surgical System for minimally invasive surgical procedures … […]

Killer Robots With A Conscience

In what can only turn out to be another step toward future enslavement at the hands of Intel-powered overlords, here’s this: Ronald Arkin, a professor of computer science at Georgia Tech, is in the first stages of developing an “ethical governor,” a package of software and hardware that tells robots when and what to fire. […]

I’ll Take “Cybernetic Overlords” For $800 Please…

I think we all knew that the enslavement and subsequent destruction of humankind at the hands of a robotic master race would, on some level, involve Alex Trebek: I.B.M. … is in the final stages of completing a computer program to compete against human “Jeopardy!” contestants. If the program beats the humans, the field of […]

Attack of the Worms!

Egads! There’s an AP article hosted over at the C-J that portends total internet Armageddon tomorrow, which also happens to be April Fool’s Day. Although it could be a simple ploy to scare people back into the habit of reading newspapers, we’re going to assume it’s real. Here’s how it’s supposed to work: If your […]