Archive for May, 2007 | Monthly archive page

Sony Flexible Coloured OLED screens

This seems to have more promise than black and white digital ink: flexible OLED displays. Not so very very flexible yet, but it’s a start. The linked article is a bit down on it, but I want!

Estonia under virtual war

Estonia is accusing Russia at NATO summits of attacking the IT infrastructure of the country – newspapers, TV stations, government websites, et al are being brought down. Russia is denying.

Yak4ever

This site allows you to register your number and 10 overseas numbers. You dial the access number and the extension and you enjoy free calls for unlimited time.

Winston Churchill

Yes, this man was fabulous. Recently I’ve taken (parts of) two of his speeches to heart: We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the […]

Monitor Hacking

It’s been known for a while that CRT monitors leak radiation which makes them easily duplicable on an external monitor, leading to insane amounts of shielding. Now it’s the LCD’s turn. Using a radio antenna and reciever, Markus Kuhn can duplicate your LCD on an external monitor, in some cases though up to three walls […]

Laser Helicopters

These tiny remote controlled helicopters are fitted with lasers so you can dogfight each other. When you make a hit, the other helicopter has it’s power cut and crashes to the ground…

Did the smoking nazi’s get to you?

Then this thing may be the way to quit. It’s an electronic cigarrette, which “feels like a cigarette, looks like a cigarette, it even emits vapor. In many ways, it is like an actual smoking experience”. $208,- per piece from Golden Dragon

Xuuk Eyebox

Tracking how many people look at your products is an expensive thing to do. Sony has a system that tracks people in stores and detects where they are looking and for how long, but expect astronomic prices. Xuuk is offering the Eyebox, a pinhole camera that connects to your PC through USB2. Install some software […]

Encyclopedia of life

This huge project is to attempt to put all biological information ever collected into one website for the useage of scientists but also the general public. Many major institutions are joining in, including the London Natural History Museum, the greatest repository of biological knowledge in the world. The problem for biology students currently is that […]

SWIFT hates your privacy

Yup, if you want to make international bank transfers, you have to use Swift. If you want to use swift you have to sign a waiver saying that it’s OK for them to do whatever they want with your personal details for any random reason (OK, to fight terrorism is what it says, but that […]

AACS cracked a bit more finally

Whilst the old cracks on HD DVD and BlueRay focussed on getting the identifying keys off the media, which meant that if the DVD software was updated, the keys could be changed and the crack wouldn’t work and more (for the cracked item) the next generation of cracks involve taking the Volume Unique Keys off […]

Intimate game controllers

This is a game controller made from a bra and a pair of shorts. Both have 6 sensors. The woman stands in front of the man, and by touching each other they can play the game. This was designed in response to women feeling alienated by their boyfriends playing games and their exclusion from them.

Lolcats

This has been growing larger and larger on the internets. I think they’re damn funny. Basically they’re pictures of cats with texts added. Or they’re with sealions, who are looking for their bucket. You can’t explain – follow the links and see. This article has a few interesting links and some commentary on the meme. […]

Acoustic Remote Cavitation

Yes! A new way to destroy stuff! You send two sound waves and where they intersect the shock waves create a destructive cavitation field. Here’s some more stuff on supercavitation, which says it works on the surface and in the air as well (from a comment in the original article)

Another way to beat smoking in pub bans

Simple: Ask Peru to turn your building into a consulate. It’s legal to smoke in Peru, so no problem in the pub! DIE, evil anti-smoking nazi’s, we will find a way to prevail!!!

EU forcing the “consitution” down our throats

It doesn’t matter that we voted the “constitution” down with a resounding round of referenda across the EU, Merkel literally says that they should change the presentation or “to use different terminology without changing the legal substance” in order to ram the unwieldy thing down our gullets.

More using brainwaves

Using the brain to control a computer used to be a comparitive rarity, but this article looks at 3 different companies who are launching products soon which allow brain control. Neurosky Inc should be launching a cheap product towards October 2007 and they want to retail the controller at $20,- Emotiv Systems Inc is also […]

Semi-Submersible transport ship

This ship is designed to have its deck sink allowing goods to be floated on and off.

US Spying on own citizens at record levels

In all, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court signed off on 2,176 warrants targeting people in the United States believed to be linked to international terror organizations or spies. The record number is more than twice as many as were issued in 2000, the last full year before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Welcome […]

 
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