A bonus? $875k? He's still getting ANY bonus?!!!?
"A mechanical engineer at Purdue University has one-upped the Segway guys with a hands-free scooter that uses the principles of tai chi, the ancient Chinese martial art, to keep you from falling on your face.
"The Tai Chi Scooter ditches the Segway's handlebars in favor of an optical encoder that monitors the angular displacement of the electric motor.
"With nothing to wrap your hands around, riding the scooter requires focusing your mind and maintaining awareness of your center of balance — two fundamental elements of tai chi.
Twitter has taken a step closer to monetizing its uber-popular micro-blogging service. There is now a small, unobtrusive box for text advertisements on the user's home page.
For now theyâ€™re just in-house ads, but a Google AdSense type of rotating links based on page content would be a very smart move on Twitterâ€™s part.
"Sometimes I send messages I shouldn't send. Like the time I told that girl I had a crush on her over text message. Or the time I sent that late night email to my ex-girlfriend that we should get back together. Gmail can't always prevent you from sending messages you might later regret, but today we're launching a new Labs feature I wrote called Mail Goggles which may help.
"When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you're really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you're in the right state of mind?