Archive for October, 2012 | Monthly archive page

Apple’s iPhone Tracking you again In iOS 6

IFA or IDFA stands for “identifier for advertisers.” It’s a random, anonymous number that is assigned to a user and their device. It is temporary and can be blocked, like a cookie. When you look at an app, or browse the web, your presence generates a call for an ad. The publisher’s site that you’re […]

Chris Roberts: Star Citizen / Squadron 42

Chris Roberts is coming out with a whole universe – EVE Online, but FPS / in cockpit. It’s called Star Citizen. There’s a game within a game: Squadron 42. That’s where you enroll in the military and fly around in space. Awesome gameplay videos in the links. Here’s an Extended Cut of That Dazzling Squadron […]

Beyond light speed – possible in theory using special relativity

University of Adelaide applied mathematicians have extended Einstein’s theory of special relativity to work beyond the speed of light. Einstein’s theory holds that nothing could move faster than the speed of light, but Professor Jim Hill and Dr Barry Cox in the University’s School of Mathematical Sciences have developed new formulas that allow for travel […]

DNA has a 521-year half-life – so no cloning dinosaurs

By comparing the specimens’ ages and degrees of DNA degradation, the researchers calculated that DNA has a half-life of 521 years. That means that after 521 years, half of the bonds between nucleotides in the backbone of a sample would have broken; after another 521 years half of the remaining bonds would have gone; and […]

Software Patents going nuts – Apple & Google spent more on Patent lawsuits than R&D last year

In Technology Wars, Using the Patent as a Sword – NYTimes.com.

Alchemy! Superman-strength bacteria produce 24-karat gold

the metal-tolerant bacteria Cupriavidus metallidurans can grow on massive concentrations of gold chloride — or liquid gold, a toxic chemical compound found in nature. Brown and Kashefi fed the bacteria unprecedented amounts of gold chloride, mimicking the process they believe happens in nature. In about a week, the bacteria transformed the toxins and produced a […]

Authentication Implications in Uniquely Identifiable Graphics Cards | threatpost

The researchers realized that apparently identical graphics processors are actually different in subtle, unforgeable ways. A piece of software developed by the researchers is capable of discerning these fine differences. The order of magnitude of these differences is so minute, in fact, that manufacturing equipment is incapable of manipulating or replicating them. Thus, the fine-grained […]

Free Screen Sharing and Online Meeting Software | Screenleap

This allows you to share (a part of) your computer screen easily and without an account or installing any software. Free Screen Sharing and Online Meeting Software | Screenleap.

To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

Yes, wearing a helmet will protect you some if you fall at certain speeds, but those accidents are very rare. If you feel that strongly about it, you should wear one when climbing a ladder and whilst taking a bath. But because people wear helmets on bikes, it makes it look like biking is a […]

 
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