Daily Archives: June 5, 2012

Why the Venus Transit Is One of the Most Important Events in Scientific History

On June 5, the planet Venus will appear to pass in front of the Sun as seen from the surface of the Earth. This phenomenon, called a transit of Venus, happens only a few times in 250 years. The next … Continue reading

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This Physical Keyboard Magically Appears and Disappears on Top of Touchscreens

Someday in the future—lets say the year 2043—you might be using a tablet. Maybe its the iPad 33, or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 10.7857342. One second, youre browsing the internet, sliding your finger across the screens smooth surface. Then you … Continue reading

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Airtime Is Just Chatroulette Without the Dicks

Airtime is a new startup by Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning (of Napster fame) that recycles an old idea: Chatroulette. Yep, that random video chatting dickfest invented by some Russian teenager has seemingly been redressed in tailored suits and landscaped … Continue reading

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Apple iOS: Open source iPhone would be bad news for many users

The Electronic Frontier Foundation ruffled some feathers last week when it published a report calling for Apple to adopt a more open model with its mobile and desktop platforms. Apple is hurting users by making use of a closed model … Continue reading

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Man Lives in His Own Private 727 in the Woods

If you’ve ever seen the movie Alive, you know how uncomfortable it can be living in the fuselage of a passenger jet. But one man seems to have made it work with his very own Boeing 727 that he calls … Continue reading

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Your Facebook “Privacy Notice” Is Unenforceable Nonsense

If you have a Facebook account, you’ve likely seen your dull friends post some version of a “privacy notice” there recently. The idea is that posting it as your status will somehow prevent Facebook from, well, doing the things Facebook … Continue reading

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