This is a radar image of asteroid 4179 Toutatis. It's a space rock the size of a mountain, nearly three miles across at its widest point, with an estimated mass of well over five million tons. And it's headed straight for Earth. Well, nearly.
How do you get your stubborn and sleepy four-year-old old son to wake up and smell the sunshine? In the old days, mom and dad banged pots or just dragged us out of bed. Fortunately, dads are way cooler these days and use battery-powered Super Soakers to spray their kid awake, all while humming the DOOM theme.
Back in the day, a Texas Instrument graphing calculator and math class equalled unprecedented hours of bootleg Tetris rounds — that was as powerful as the hardware allowed. Nowadays, a kid can play frigging Doom on in class instead of graphing parabolas.
Wondering if you should hop on board with the new Palm Pre? Well, it's gotten pretty great reviews and appears to be a solid smartphone, probably the only one out there to truly rival the iPhone. But wait. Does it...