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hackaday.com
And probably other brands too.
Posted: May 13, 2014 @ 11:16
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www.theguardian.com
...you were living in your own little fantasy world.
Posted: May 12, 2014 @ 23:57
Modified: May 13, 2014 @ 11:41
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www.smh.com.au
This has been going on for many years - and the worst thing is that it is legal. Companies are always looking to reduce their tax bill (it is in their best interests) but multinationals have a significant advantage over local companies at the game.

While it is highly disappointing to see companies shirk their responsibilities to the community as good corporate citizens, we must remember that their responsibilities are to their shareholders and no-one else. So the only fix is to change international l...
Posted: May 9, 2014 @ 13:46
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www.geek.com
This is pretty cool - exploiting some vaguely interesting physics to make chopping wood easier and safer.
Posted: April 22, 2014 @ 11:00
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hackaday.com
This is very cool - definitely watch the video.
Posted: April 21, 2014 @ 16:12
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delimiter.com.au
Which is good, because our government and opposition think it is a good idea.

Let's be clear: retention of metadata is just about as good as the retention of the data itself. You can glean a massive amount of intelligence and information from metadata. It should not be kept except where required by court-ordered warrant or other legal instrument.
Posted: April 3, 2014 @ 10:32
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io9.com
This is very cool. Basically an easy way to get electricity into a remote area with very little infrastructure required. And highly transportable.
Posted: March 28, 2014 @ 09:31
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tech.slashdot.org
I've been saying this quietly for some time - every young software developer wants to be the next Facebook or Twitter. But there are far more interesting and valuable (to the population as a whole) problems to solve. But they aren't cool enough.
Posted: March 14, 2014 @ 09:41
youtu.be
Augmented reality is really neat stuff, especially when teamed with something like Google Glass. This video is really interesting but in a lot of ways intrusive and somewhat creepy.
Posted: March 7, 2014 @ 10:16
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www.theguardian.com
National "security" agencies are doing their darndest to make sure that people don't know exactly (a) what they're doing and (b) how much they're interfering in people's lives. The only inference one can make here is that there are many laws being broken.
Posted: March 6, 2014 @ 14:53
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blog.wolfram.com
Wow - this is amazingly powerful. I can't even begin to think of the things you could do with this.
Posted: March 2, 2014 @ 16:43
Modified: March 3, 2014 @ 12:58
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io9.com
In 1974 no less. Clarke imagined so many things ahead of their time - a true visionary.
Posted: February 28, 2014 @ 16:47
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www.theregister.co.uk
This was a great game in its time. And there is a clone of this available for your mobile phone - download "Final Fwy 2R" from your favourite app store.
Posted: February 28, 2014 @ 16:45
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boingboing.net
I've said it before - DRM is an issue. Here - if you've bought something (not rented it - bought it) then it is yours. Sure you can't copy it and redistribute it but you should be able to use it because you've paid for it. Your rights should not be arbitrarily revoked because someone up the vendor food chain changes their mind.
Posted: February 28, 2014 @ 16:42
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spaceindustrynews.com
Possible? Yes. Crazy. Yes. Difficult? Absolutely yes. Thinking out of box? Yes. In our lifetime? Probably not.
Posted: February 24, 2014 @ 10:34
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mobile.slashdot.org
This technology (which, if I understand it correctly, is all about using redundant antennas for a new type of beam-forming) has potential to increase data speeds especially in highly congested mobile cells. This type of mechanism has been used in other wireless networks with some degree of success. But don't hold your breath - getting carriers to upgrade to this will be a lengthy process and it isn't magical - there are still limits.
Posted: February 21, 2014 @ 09:45
Modified: March 14, 2014 @ 09:42
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matthaeuskrenn.com
This is definitely worth a look - reducing distractions while driving is laudable and this is a nice way to do it. Watch the video on the site for a demo.
Posted: February 19, 2014 @ 10:01
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io9.com
Interesting concept. While I'm highly in favour of zero-emission cars (i.e. electric or something else) providing that the electricity generation method is from renewable sources - maybe this is a step in the right direction.
Posted: February 19, 2014 @ 08:59
www.howsmyssl.com
While this won't test everything if your browser isn't listed as good for everything you should change to something that is.

This type of security affects almost everything you do on the Internet - including your banking so it is very important.
Posted: February 18, 2014 @ 19:52
www.bbc.co.uk
Most ATMs on the planet still run Windows XP - which is over a decade old. It isn't surprising that they can be hacked this way.
Posted: February 18, 2014 @ 19:49
Modified: February 18, 2014 @ 20:17
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