Archive for July, 2012 | Monthly archive page

iPhone controlled 13ft Japanese Robot for sale at $1.3 Million

This mech has space for a pilot in the chest and goes up to 10 kph. iPhone controlled 13ft Japanese Robot for sale at $1.3 Million.

Reverse-Engineered Irises Look So Real, They Fool Eye-Scanners

And they can duplicate real people’s iris’s as well! So much for biometrics… Reverse-Engineered Irises Look So Real, They Fool Eye-Scanners | Threat Level | Wired.com.

personal data of 8.7 million phone users stolen

And this is why it’s a bad idea to store all of this data for 5 years. Are you looking, holland? Two arrested for hacking personal data of 8.7 million phone users | ZDNet.

Use the Magic SysRq Key on Linux to Fix Frozen X Servers, Cleanly Reboot, and Run Other Low-Level Commands – How-To Geek

A useful summary: Cleanly Restarting Your System Used in sequence, some of these actions can be used to cleanly end processes, flush data to disk, unmount all file systems, and restart your computer. To perform this process, press and hold the Alt + SysRq key combination and – while holding the Alt and SysRq keys […]

How Apple has a shitload more profit not on the books and not taxed in the US

Apple’s foreign profits are funneled through different countries to reside in a country where there is no or little tax on profits. They don’t pay taxes in the US untill the money is repatriated to the US, but they do mark a portion of the money as being taxed in the US and take that […]

Inside iRobot’s Vault of Failed Experimental Robots

A very diverse set of robots doing all kinds of tasks Inside iRobot's Vault of Failed Experimental Robots.

Neuroscience joins cryptography – impant a password into a brain without the person knowing what the password is

Bojinov and colleagues designed a game lasting 30 to 45 minutes in which players intercept falling objects by pressing a key. The objects appear in one of six positions, each corresponding to a different key. Positions of objects were not always random. a hidden sequence of 30 successive positions was repeated over 100 times. Players […]

How to Light a Fire with Your Pee

How to Light a Fire with Your Pee.

Pioneer AppRadio 2 – smartphone connected car touch screen radio

AppRadio 2 SPH-DA100 – In-Dash iPhone® 4/4S and Android™ Compatible Car Receiver with 7" Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen, Built-In Bluetooth for Hands-Free Calling, and On-Screen Access to Compatible Smartphone Apps | Pioneer Electronics USA.

safecopy

safecopy is a data recovery tool which tries to extract as much data as possible from a problematic (i.e. damaged sectors) source – like floppy drives, hard disk partitions, CDs, tape devices, …, where other tools like dd would fail due to I/O errors. via safecopy.

Free In-App purchases for every iDevice

The how to is here. NB – this is not free app store apps, it’s free in-app purchases. In-Appstore.com – Free In-App purchases for every iDevice. It also seems Apple is losing the battle on this one and can’t close the hole.

Researchers develop low-cost device to control computer with your eyes (w/ Video)

Researchers develop low-cost device to control computer with your eyes (w/ Video).

How retail uses numbers to sucker consumers

The 11 Ways That Consumers Are Hopeless at Math – Derek Thompson – The Atlantic.

Using EEG for incredibly rapid human image processing

This is an incredible story of a commercial neuroscience application being used to analyse images at the rate of 20 per second in order to pre screen them by sorting the chaff from the wheat. The brain can regonise and analyse images at that rate and spikes in electrical activity 300 milliseconds after seeing the […]

Another new moon for Pluto

It’s the fifth moon they’ve discovered. Pluto stays a planet in my book. New Moon Discovered in Our Solar System.

Scientists Create Molecule to Make Teeth Cavityproof

If you keep it in your mouth for a minute, it will cavity proof you for a few hours… Scientists Create Molecule to Make Teeth Cavityproof.

ACTA Lives: How the EU & Canada Are Using CETA as Backdoor Mechanism To Revive ACTA

Yes, if they can’t get your freedoms one way, they will try another. Michael Geist – ACTA Lives: How the EU & Canada Are Using CETA as Backdoor Mechanism To Revive ACTA.

BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, following the blockade of The Pirate Bay | ExtremeTech

Well, that’s hardly a surprise is it? BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, following the blockade of The Pirate Bay | ExtremeTech.

Dark matter filament found, scientists say

Dark matter filament found, scientists say – BostonHerald.com.

Electricity Transmitted to Auto Tire Through 10cm-thick Concrete

Which means you can wirelessly power your car like on a toy racetrack, except without the grooves in the road! Electricity Transmitted to Auto Tire Through 10cm-thick Concrete — Tech-On!.

Cisco locks customers out of their own routers, only lets them back in if they agree to being spied upon and monetized

Cisco locks customers out of their own routers, only lets them back in if they agree to being spied upon and monetized – Boing Boing.

UK proposes to allow Google to digitise all copywriten works with no renumeration

Granted, copyright is a fussy subject which stifles innovation and freedom, but copyright holders are entitled to at least /some/ protection, at least for some time! The UK government is considering a proposal to allow anyone to digitise anything and use the data for commercial purposes unless the creator of the content ‘opts out’ from […]

Glasses that show what’s happening to your bloodstream

These glasses can show where your veins run, and shade your hemoglobin levels to show the affective state a person is in. These Awesome Glasses Will Make Your Veins Glow So Nurses Won't Have to Keep Stabbing You.

BAE develops GPS alternative

BAE systems has developed a system based on radio frequency systems to position itself. It’s a learning system that uses GPS to track it’s own location whilst reading the unique RF signals strength and ID. One Per Cent: TV and radio signals take over when GPS goes wrong.

Display on a bubble

These guys have developed a screen which is projected on a bubble. The bubble is flexible and can be controlled using vibrations, allowing the membrane to be changed in transparency and roughness. colloidaldisplay.

 
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