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Did Anyone Interview the Donkey?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 | 0 comments

Did Anyone Interview the Donkey?

Evidently, sleeping on the road is an everyday thing for asses in Botswana. Google says that one of its Street View cars did not kill a donkey in Botswana, despite what images taken by that Street View car seem to imply. As CNET notes, the images appeared to have gained steam earlier this week after they were shared on the Web by various users. Depending on your direction of travel as you click...

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Lines Blur Between Reality and Virtual

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Lines Blur Between Reality and Virtual

A game to fight for control of the minds of everyone on earth. Meet Ingress, a new free mobile app and alternate reality game made by Google launching this week (on Android first, available as soon as it makes it through the Google Play release process). How does one play? Users can generate virtual energy needed to play the game by picking up units of “XM,” which are collected by traveling...

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Google’s Own Superhighway

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 | 0 comments

Google’s Own Superhighway

Google Fiber will provide internet services 100 times faster than is currently available. It will launch late this year, with high-speed internet and TV connections to consumers in Kansas City. Over time, Google Fiber hopes to spur a new wave of technological innovation, from telemedicine to cloud computing, that can capitalize on its network’s ability to stream high-definition videos and...

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Jackin’ a ‘Droid

Posted by on Jul 28, 2012 | 0 comments

Jackin’ a ‘Droid

Fortunately, Charlie Miller is on the Good Guys side. A skilled hacker, Mr. Miller demonstrated  how to hijack a smartphone via short-range radio technology known as Near Field Communication (NFC).  He created tools that forced phones to visit websites seeded with attack software. The software on the booby-trapped websites helped Mr. Miller look at and steal data held on a handset. NFC is...

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Computer Eyeglasses a Reality

Posted by on Jul 1, 2012 | 0 comments

Computer Eyeglasses a Reality

Right out of Star Trek The Next Generation–The Game. Imagine this. Going away for a spell and coming back to find everyone addicted to video games. With the contraption’s popularity, the compulsion to play comes before relationships, causes fighting, and PEOPLE IGNORE EACH OTHER. Wow. How far fetched is THAT? This episode came out 20 years ago. Now that bit of science fiction...

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