Archive for August, 2011 | Monthly archive page

2TB USB drive the size of your Finger Nail

2TB USB the size of your Finger Nail | Netbooknews – Netbooks, Netbook Reviews, Smartbooks and more.

Wacom Inkling – paperless digital pen

The inkling uses a pen and a module you put on the top of any notebook in order to allow you to save what you draw on any paper electronically. Wacom Europe GmbH.

Universe Sandbox

Universe Sandbox is an interactive space simulator for Windows based PCs. Unlike most astronomy software that just shows you what the sky looks like or where the planets are, Universe Sandbox is a powerful gravity simulator. You can add another star to our solar system and watch it rip the planets from their orbits. The […]

Raspberry Pi | An ARM Linux box for $25. Take a byte!

Wow. tiny tiny ARM PC It runs Quake III too! Raspberry Pi | An ARM Linux box for $25. Take a byte!.

US Air Force combat fleet’s true operational costs revealed

The graphs in the link below show how much each aircraft type costs to operate per hour over the last 10 years. EXCLUSIVE: US Air Force combat fleet’s true operational costs revealed – The DEW Line.

Diamond the size of a planet – Jupiter – found

Astronomers discover planet made of diamond | Reuters.

Apple forces 3 Samsung phones off the market – not the tablet

This was done on the basis of patent battling. Which goes to show – patents are really great for innovation. Not. Apple wint in rechtszaak: drie Samsung Galaxy-toestellen vanaf oktober verboden – iPhone –


    Lightweight, SQL oriented monitoring for MySQL mycheckpoint is an open source monitoring utility for MySQL, with strong emphasis on user accessibility to monitored data. It is SQL oriented: charts, reports and advances metrics are generated on the fly with views. mycheckpoint highlights: Can act as web server (see sample), providing with live HTML […]

HP loses 20% of value as a result to kill PC’s and WebOS

Analysis: HP – Dial M for mayhem | Reuters. Oops

From Dust PC is a disaster

  For staters, gamers discovered that the PC version of title (avaiable on Steam and Gamersgate) actually requires players to stay connected to the internet at all times to play, despite being informed by Ubisoft in writing that From Dust’s DRM would only require players to be online at time of activation.  That didn’t prove […]

Using trees to collect solar more efficiently than flat panels

The Fibonacci tree design performed better than the flat-panel model. The tree design made 20% more electricity and collected 2 1/2 more hours of sunlight during the day. But the most interesting results were in December, when the Sun was at its lowest point in the sky. The tree design made 50% more electricity, and […]

HP kills WebOS devices :’-(

In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward. via HP Confirms Discussions with Autonomy Corporation plc Regarding Possible Business Combination; Makes Other Announcements | Business […]

DARPA Falcon HTV-2 succesfully flies Mach-20

Falcon HTV-2 is an unmanned, rocket-launched, maneuverable aircraft that glides through the Earth’s atmosphere at incredibly fast speeds—Mach 20 (approximately 13,000 miles per hour). At HTV-2 speeds, flight time between New York City and Los Angeles would be less than 12 minutes. The HTV-2 vehicle is a “data truck” with numerous sensors that collect data […]

Russian company Orbital Technologies reveals plans for space hotel, visit to cost nearly $1 million

Russian company Orbital Technologies reveals plans for space hotel, visit to cost nearly $1 million |

Stealing ATM PINs with thermal cameras

with the plastic PIN pad, it was even possible to determine from the heat signatures not only the numbers pressed but also the number order. via Stealing ATM PINs with thermal cameras | Naked Security.

Google Apache mod_pagespeed

mod_pagespeed is an open-source Apache module that automatically optimizes web pages and resources on them. It does this by rewriting the resources using filters that implement web performance best practices. Webmasters and web developers can use mod_pagespeed to improve the performance of their web pages when serving content with the Apache HTTP Server. via mod_pagespeed […]

Android app logs keystrokes using phone movements

Android app logs keystrokes using phone movements • The Register.

respawn_redux – how to respawn user’s deleted cookies


Telex: Anticensorship in the Network Infrastructure

Telex is a new approach to circumventing Internet censorship that is intended to help citizens of repressive governments freely access online services and information. The main idea behind Telex is to place anticensorship technology into the Internet’s core network infrastructure, through cooperation from large ISPs. Telex is markedly different from past anticensorship systems, making it […]

New airport scanners alarmed by sweaty armpits. DE says they false positive 7/10 times

So the Aussies are having alarm bells go off on them when they shouldn’t as well as the Germans. New airport scanners alarmed by sweaty armpits | Technically Incorrect – CNET News.

Using fMRI / EEG to detect lying

The quest to build the perfect lie detector – Neuroscience –

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