Archive for June, 2012 | Monthly archive page

Adobe kills Flash for Android

There will be no Flash for Android 4.1 devices, unless your manufacturer allready packaged it with the device. It won’t be available from the Google Play store either. An Update on Flash Player and Android « Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player Team Blog.

Concluding the Great MP3 Bitrate Experiment

It turns out that most people can’t tell the difference in sound quality above 160 kbps. So having a raw CD doesn’t make the sound ‘better’. Concluding the Great MP3 Bitrate Experiment.

$1000,- to hack US UAVs and control them

A group of researchers led by Professor Todd Humphreys from the University of Texas at Austin Radionavigation Laboratory recently succeeded in raising the eyebrows of the US government. With just around $1,000 in parts, Humphreys’ team took control of an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by the US Department of Homeland Security. They used the same […]

Guided lighting weapons

Using lasers, they guide lightning to their targets: “For very powerful and high intensity laser pulses, the air can act like a lens, keeping the light in a small-diameter filament,” said Fischer. “We use an ultra-short-pulse laser of modest energy to make a laser beam so intense that it focuses on itself in air and […]

Corsair Hydro Series affordable CPU water Coolers

These will only set you back around $100,- and will run quietly, much less noise than a fan system. Corsair Hydro Series CPU Coolers — give you the power of liquid cooling without the complexity of traditional water cooling kits in a compact, easy-to-install package.

Flynano

The Flynano is a one man electric amphibious aircraft that costs only EUR 32.000,- and a trailer costs EUR 5.300,-. It files from moderate water and wind states and goes 140 kph. Very basic but looks like fun. Flynano.

Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things

Here is a theory that says that some fraud perpetrators are not actually evil, but they don’t see that they are being evil, depending on the frame of mind they are put into. Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things : NPR.

How Moammar Gadhafi tried to keep a grip on internet and phone networks

Jamming Tripoli: Inside Moammar Gadhafi's Secret Surveillance Network | Threat Level | Wired.com.

To get into Israel you may have to give your email password

Apparently they profile tourists and then force them to open their email on their own PC (which means basically you’re giving them your email login through a keylogger) and they look into it. If you disagree you’re hiding something and not allowed into the country. Besides using profiling, which is innefective, it’s a huge invasion […]

Robotic pets

The world of robotic pets is a large and varied one. The central place for finding out about them is here: ElectronicPets.org – The Complete Database of Interactive and Robotic Pets. There are a few that stand out, however: Wowwee, makers of the robosapien have two lines that are very interesting: The Alive baby animals […]

Fuel Nozzle Drip Retainer

The fuel nozzle drip retainer is a simple yet innovative way of saving millions of litres of fuel on a global scale. Anyone who has pumped fuel before has noticed the drops that fall to the ground after you’ve removed the nozzle from the vehicle. We’ve designed a method of retaining these drops, which initiates […]

GoPro Camera Tips and Techniques

Peter Jennings is an inventor who has built loads of stuff for the Go Pro Hero camera’s, such as a programmable time lapse controller, panoramic mounts, external power using the back door of the casing and DIY wireless remote controllers. Very worth looking at the hacks he has if you own a Go-Pro. GoPro Camera […]

 
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