Archive for May, 2014 | Monthly archive page

MH370 Data Communication Logs opened for public

The Malaysian government is giving away a pdf with the satellite data to all takers, hoping maybe the public can find something no-one else to date has been able to… MH370 Data Communication Logs.pdf.

AVAST forum offline due to attack

And yes, userdetails were stolen… avast! blog » AVAST forum offline due to attack.

Doona maxi-cosi car seat

What a fantastic idea! Ideal for the first year of your baby! Car Seat | SimpleParenting.

Regrow your teeth with lasers!

We show that non-ionizing, low-power laser (LPL) treatment can instead be used as a minimally invasive tool to activate an endogenous latent growth factor complex, transforming growth factor–β1 (TGF-β1), that subsequently differentiates host stem cells to promote tissue regeneration. LPL treatment induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) in a dose-dependent manner, which, in turn, activated latent […]

Police voice recording systems hackable with backdoors

"NICE Recording eXpress is designed specifically for the audio recording needs of the small and medium sized Public Safety organisation. This advanced recording solution offers a comprehensive, advanced, easy-to-install and affordable platform built for the Public Safety environment and Command and Control operations delivering optimal recording functionality and quality management." Source: Business recommendation: ======================== […]

NVidia optimised games are being crippled for AMD by NVidia

Because NVidia has a program called Gameworks, which developers can sign up for to optimise their game for NVidia cards – 60% of the market. The closed and proprietary Gameworks makes it almost impossible to optimse for AMD, which means that $500,- AMD cards perform worse than $300,- NVidia cards, unless the developer has spent […]

The ProDesk3D full colour 3d printer

The ProDesk3D is the first 3D desktop printer to offer true full color printing – changing the way the creator thinks about what they are printing. Just like normal ink printers, the ProDesk3D uses its proprietary 5-color PLA cartridge system, capable of mixing primary printing colors to generate the colors of choice for the object […]

The Dutch Were Powerless When Russian Aircraft Carrier Their Waters

Russia’s only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov passed through the English Channel and into The Netherlands’ exclusive economic zone on May 8th. But the Dutch navy had no ships available for escort duty. via The Dutch Were Powerless When Russian Warships Entered Their Waters — War is Boring — Medium.

Recruiters look at your CV like this: Eye tracking study

Interestingly, recruiters spend only 6 seconds reviewing an individual resume! They spend that time looking at: Name Current title / company Previous title / company Previous position start and end dates Current position start and end dates Education If you add a picture, they spend 19% of that time looking at the picture, not the […]

IndoorAtlas – use the worlds magnetic fields to map inside buildings

The system has an accuracy of 10ft. They have an API for apps, you can add buildings and collect map data using a smartphone. Find the inside of any building! They plan to use it to map out shopping routes for people with shopping lists. IndoorAtlas.

metaio thermal touchscreens for AR – turn everything you see into buttons!

metaio | home | Augmented Reality Products & Solutions.

Naval Action

Sail ships. Sink other ships. Multiplayer. Yes. Naval Action.

36% of people still don’t realise that Google Adwords are ads | Econsultancy

This time, 36% of people tested still do not realise that Google Adwords are ads. Furthermore, about a quarter of people don’t know that Google had any advertising at all. And this despite the yellow text box proclaiming ‘ads’. via 36% of people still don't realise that Google Adwords are ads | Econsultancy.

Word Lens, The Real-Time Translation App, is Now Free

It’s creepy to see how well it translates words on your screen… Word Lens, The Real-Time Translation App, is Now Free.

Google Begins Rolling Out Panda 4.0 Now

This looks like a major new release of the search algorythm Google Begins Rolling Out Panda 4.0 Now.

Jet fuel from trees!

As well as getting it from sunlight, it also grows on trees… A study, Sustainable Mallee Jet Fuel, commissioned by Airbus and undertaken at the Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre, found that carbon emissions from jet fuel sourced entirely from mallee crops would emit 40 per cent less carbon than those using petroleum-based jet […]

Flagship – command your fleet from the bridge

Flagship is a real-time strategy game set on a galactic scale, played from a first person perspective. Command your fleet from the bridge of your ship, explore the stars and expand your territory. via Welcome to

eBay Hacked, Change Your Passwords Now

If you have an eBay account, it’s time to change your password. The company released a statement today saying their internal and customer databases were compromised earlier this year, and starting today they’ll prompt everyone to change their passwords. Attackers made off with names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, and of course, encrypted […]

Drones being used for package delivery by criminals

In November 2013: There have been local reports of a mini helicopter drone dropping 250 grams worth of what is thought to be cocaine onto a Brazilian prison. According to Brazilian news source Globo, the prison, Centro de Detenção Provisória 1 is 60 miles north of São José dos Campos and currently holds 1,605 prisoners. […]

Bradley Manning now Chelsea Manning

Bradley Manning of WikiLeaks fame is now a woman, which raises special problems for the US Military. “The soldier has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman. The request was the first ever made by a transgender military inmate and set up a dilemma for the Defense Department: How […]

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Shrinking

Very quickly! Will it only be a few decades until it’s gone? HubbleSite – NewsCenter – Hubble Shows that Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Smaller than Ever Seen Before (05/15/2014) – Introduction.

Pibow Rainbow – Raspberry Pi Case

Raspberry Pi case The case is crafted out of seven unique layers with a transparent top and base. Each layer is laser cut from colourful high-quality cast acrylic and once stacked they securely contain a Raspberry Pi while leaving the primary ports, including the CSI camera port, accessible. via Pibow Rainbow – Pimoroni.

Smallx264 – batch GUI for Handbrake

This will allow you to easily convert video’s to common presets, such as for tablets and phones, without having to puzzle over the handbrake options Smallx264 | Free software downloads at

20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds

Looks like Sid Meiers Pirates – in the sky! 20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds.

Science Has Finally Figured Out How to Win Rock-Paper-Scissors

“if a player wins over her opponent in one play, her probability of repeating the same action in the next play is considerably higher than her probabilities of shifting actions.” On the other hand, if a player loses two or more times in a row, he or she will not play the same sign, but […]

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