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Posts from October, 2013

How a Simple Circuit Breakthrough Could Double Your Bandwidth

Oct 31

194t0z72j5tcmjpgAs we all desperately claw after more bandwidth to sate our unquenchable thirst for data, there may yet be an oddly affordable solution; a simple piece of circuitry and software that can double bandwidth in the blink of an eye. A startup from Stanford claims it can do what nobody has yet managed: both send and […]

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The Scariest Part of the Latest NSA Revelation Is This Goofy Post-It

Oct 31

194thbtyencs0jpgAccording to new documents leaked by PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden, The Washington Post reports that the NSA has been secretly tapping into the main communication links connecting both Yahoo’s and Google’s data servers. The project (which the agency operated in addition to PRISM, not as part of it) is called MUSCULAR and ran in cooperation […]

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America’s Newest and Deadliest Destroyer Has Finally Set Sail

Oct 31

194qc5wwbepsrjpgReports of the USS Zumwalt‘s christening being delayed until next spring have been greatly exaggerated. In a surprise move, the US Navy instead launched the next-generation destroyer from its berth in Bath, Maine early this morning. “This is the largest ship Bath Iron Works has ever constructed and the Navy’s largest destroyer. The launch was […]

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I’m a Bird! This Pigeon Simulator Lets You Soar Over London

Oct 31

194qo5czjro50gifWho hasn’t dreamed of soaring over a city, dipping between the rooftops, peering into people’s windows? A new simulator allows anyone to have a real-life birds-eye view of London as a pigeon, without the disease or wire-trap limb amputations. It’s a pretty simple idea: University College London’s Dr. Andrew Hudson-Smith rigged up the experience using […]

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A History of the Apple Mouse Created Exclusively With CSS

Oct 31

194sv90ca7v3xjpgThe most impressive thing about Josh Bader’s website that documents the history of the Apple Mouse isn’t how comprehensive it is. After all, you can count the number of major hardware revisions Apple’s made to its mouse since 1983 on two hands. No, what makes Bader’s site particularly wonderful is that all the illustrations have […]

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Optical Image Stabilisation: Better on the LG G2 Than a Chicken With a Helmet-Cam

Oct 31

Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 09.54.43How many Lizzy-the-chickens have had custom headware fitted in the pursuit of capturing awesome action video footage? Probably too many mothercluckers to count. But rather than copy Dave’s Galluscam system, shown in this very funny video from LG above, just take a look at the LG G2 cameraphone instead — with built-in optical image stabilisation, […]

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Somebody Tell Chinese News Show That Halo’s Master Chief Isn’t Part of the US Army

Oct 31

halo-chinaThey’ve already fictitiously employed the services of Captain America and Iron Man; the US Army would be all-but invincible if they somehow convinced Master Chief to join their ranks too. Thankfully, just like the comic book heroes, he’s not a real person, so that will never happen. Somebody should tell the China Central Television station that […]

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Man Discovers Giant Monopoly Board Hidden Under His Carpet

Oct 31

mono-topWhat’s the best thing you’ve ever found when cleaning up your house? I found a long-lost fiver down the arm of the sofa the other day, which I was able to retrieve after some careful biscuit-crumb archaeological work. But a man-sized Monopoly board? That’s something else. Reddit user Nnewel made the discovery when re-decorating his […]

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Man Supposedly Bins £300k in Gold to Spite Ex-Wife

Oct 31

gold-bin-manAngry American man Earl Ray Jones claims to have converted $500,000 of his life savings into solid gold and then binned the lot, in an effort to stop his wife getting anything out of him in their future divorce settlement. Remember to burn your house down too, Earl, and have the pets and children put to […]

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An Up-Close Look at the Google Mystery Barge

Oct 31

194t3t504r2ihjpgThe Google mystery barges docked near San Francisco and Portland, Maine are getting even more mysterious. We’ve seen the barge and heard the arguments about what’s inside. But news that the search giant is making government officials keep their mouths shut about them—that takes it to the next level. A new report from Reuters, reveals […]

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