Daily Archives: July 25, 2012

Vint Cerf interview: Internet history revision criticism

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal published an editorial from Gordon Crovitz asserting that the U.S. government played no significant role in the creation of the Internet, saying instead that the government actually hindered the Internet’s development as a world-changing … Continue reading

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US launches first commercial tidal power project this summer, Maine to reap moons gravitational benefits — Engadget

Solar may be the green energy source thats been hogging the headlines lately, but there are other fossil-fuel free ways that can help meet societys electrical needs. One of these is tidal power, and the US is set to start … Continue reading

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Some People Think Mountain Lion Is Steve Jobs—Wait, WHAT?

The current rumor now ramping through the internet is so dumb, so painfully stupid that Steve Jobs must be rolling in his grave: apparently, tons of irreversible imbeciles in Facebook and Twitter are saying that Apple’s Mountain Lion image is … Continue reading

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Is There Anyone Stupid Enough to Believe That This Cable Has Anti-Virus Protection?

This “Xbox 360 Elite HDMI cable” should be just like any other HDMI cable in the planet, right? Wrong! According to the box, it’s a “100% Mylar” double shield 1.3c grade cable with anti-virus protection to reduce virus noises and … Continue reading

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Buckyballs Magnets Have Been Banned by the Feds

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has just banned the sale of Buckyballs, those magic magnets that can be shaped any which way, because the balls are a serious health hazard for children. It’s the first stop-sale order by the CPSC … Continue reading

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Microsoft Research: Bringing Sexy Back

Sometimes I think I know how Microsoft feels. It’s the older, more well-established guy living and working amongst a bunch of scruffy, young startup types who have big ideas, take huge risks and are the embodiment of cool.When I asked … Continue reading

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iWork, iPhoto and Safari Updated With New Mountain Lion-Powered Enhancements

If you’re a frequent iWork user, you might want to update to the latest version, which lets you to sync your docs with iCloud (so that you can view and edit on other Mac and iOS devices), and includes full support … Continue reading

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The Evolution of English Language Over the Last 500 Years

Unsurprisingly, a lot’s changed since the 1500s, not least of all language. But now a physicist has crunched through 5.2 million books published over five centuries in order to analyze the way the English language has changed over time. There … Continue reading

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A Cheap and Simple Add-On to Keep Your iPhone Charger Blessedly Untangled

Like earphones, the iPhone’s charging cable seems pre-disposed to becoming a knotted tangle of cable whenever it’s placed inside a bag. But you can fight back—and save yourself several unpleasant minutes of untangling—with this no frills cable wrapaccessory. Simply and appropriately … Continue reading

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The OS X Mountain Lion Survival Guide

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is here. Youre probably going to read a lot about all the new features and how Apples out of ideas. Heres a guide to what will make using all that ML stuff easier—and whats going … Continue reading

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