Music organisations only protect their own pockets

The RIAA, the PRS, BUMA/STEMRA – all organisations claiming to exist for the benefit of musicians (who never see the money collected) are now showing – yet again – how self serving they are: The STEMRA decided they wanted to grant a pan-European musical license to, so they wouldn’t have to go through each Read more about Music organisations only protect their own pockets[…]

Be lucky – it’s an easy skill to learn

My research revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good. I wondered whether these four principles could be Read more about Be lucky – it’s an easy skill to learn[…]

Facial Recognition Augmented Reality App

Barcelona, Spain (February 15, 2010) – has powered the first-ever “Social Augmented Reality” app, developed by Comverse, Harnessing’s superior facial recognition algorithms and its enormous database of faces, the “Social Augmented Reality” app functions in multiple capacities: * Friends: When two friends are together and one wants to see the other’s photos, the Read more about Facial Recognition Augmented Reality App[…]

Flexible, low weight solar cells

A team of US research scientists have made a startling breakthrough in solar-cell development, creating flexible wire-based cell substrates that use just one per cent of the silicon needed for brittle and comparatively heavy conventional cells. Solar cells made from this material would not only be less expensive than current photovoltaics, but due to their Read more about Flexible, low weight solar cells[…]

Climategate admitted – sort of

Professor Jones [NB  the guy who sent all the wierd emails that were uncovered revealing that data was spurious and that he’d hammer into the ground all global warming sceptic scientists] also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.And Read more about Climategate admitted – sort of[…]

Chip and PIN broken

Cambridge University security researchers have demonstrated how it might be possible to trick the card into thinking it’s doing a chip-and-signature transaction while the terminal thinks it’s authorised by chip-and-PIN. The flaw creates a means to make transactions that are “Verified by PIN” using a stolen uncancelled card without knowing the PIN number. Fraudsters would Read more about Chip and PIN broken[…]

WWF finds vegetarianism is bad for the environment

Aside from vegetarians killing more animals than meat eaters (sounds strange? Consider how much random killing a combine harvester does), they are also worse for the environment as they require more arable land and the processing of  the foods creates way more greenhouse gasses. Being vegetarian does more harm to the environment than eating meat Read more about WWF finds vegetarianism is bad for the environment[…]