Archive | February, 2010

SETI Founder Wants Off-World Alien Listening Post

At the recent TED 2010 conference, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) founder Frank Drake proposed that humanity needs to do more to search for alien intelligences. His latest suggestion is that we move the search for intelligent life into the very depths of space where another species might be found. According to Drake, mankind should [...more]

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Feb 28 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Email Your Files Into The Cloud With SugarSync

The advent of cloud-based file storage is one of my personal favorite technological advances of recent years. I once lost several years of writing when my computer’s hard drive failed because I was bad about backing it up on discs, but now I’ll never have to worry about that again. Every file I save is [...more]

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Feb 28 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

FCC: Make Broadband Cheaper, Jerks

Did you know that 93 million Americans have either dial-up access or no access at all to the internet? When I heard this, I assumed that it was due to infastructure, but it’s actually a simpler hurdle – price – that’s keeping most users off high speed. That’s according to the FCC, who’ll soon be [...more]

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Feb 28 2010
By Asterios Kokkinos

World’s Largest Commercially Available Flash Drive?

One flash drive. Two hundred and fifty six gigabytes. Limitless pornography. Gentlemen, meet the DT-310, a Kingston flash drive that holds 256 gigabytes of data in its tiny frame. It costs eleven hundred dollars, reads up to 25 megabytes per second and writes at 12 MB/s. It’s the most unneccessary thing I’ve ever seen, and [...more]

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Feb 28 2010
By Asterios Kokkinos

Woman Live-Tweets Her Abortion

A woman named Angie Jackson, who goes by the nickname “Angie The Anti-Thiest,” live tweeted her use of the morning after pill on February 22nd. She did it in order to “demystify the process” for other women. She also recorded the entire thing for YouTube. RU-486, which is otherwise known as the “morning after pill,” [...more]

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Feb 27 2010
By Asterios Kokkinos

Shut off the Buzz With New Google Buzz Settings

I have yet to spend any real time with Google Buzz, and as such I’ve been looking for an easy way to turn it off. Like lots of email obsessives, I hate having a folder that has a ton of unread messages, so Buzz’s constant reminder that it exists has been a thorn in my [...more]

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Feb 27 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

The Olympics Opening Ceremony: A 360 Degree View

Wish you could have been at the Winter Olympics’ Opening Ceremony? The New York Times has you covered with this 360 degree panoramic photo that shows off the ceremony from every angle. Click here to check it out and feel like you were in the stadium for the beginning of the games. There are several [...more]

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Feb 27 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

New PlayStation 3 Models On the Way?

You don’t have to be a gamer to be interested in the PlayStation 3. Although Blu-ray players have plummeted in price over the last few years, the PS3 is still a great affordable Blu-ray player that has the ability to receive new features via software upgrades. The PS3 was redesigned last year when the Ps3 [...more]

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Feb 27 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

MySpace Launches New Slogan, It’s Not “Please Love Us”

MySpace, a service which we used to  like but now do not like, has announced a new slogan: “Discover & Be Discovered.” The slogan fits in line with MySpace’s new user experience philosophy, which will be to bombard you with new and unexpected content the moment you hit the website. And what will you be [...more]

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Feb 27 2010
By Asterios Kokkinos

Band Rocks Out With Holographic Heads

The band Neurosonics brings more than their instruments to a venue — they bring a bunch of floating blue heads that I assume are witchcraft. I don’t know the technology behind it or if it is even real, but it’s definitely interesting to watch. I’m waiting for metal bands to break this out and drop [...more]

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Feb 26 2010
By Nick Upton