The five stages of Facebook grief
The five stages of Facebook grief
The world's largest social network is about to hit 500 million. But users are losing interest. Here's why. picked by Bornbad 10 months ago
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 Gallbladder removed through mouth in new surgical technique
Gallbladder removed through mouth in new surgical technique
As part of the trend in developing surgeries without external wounds, surgeons last week removed a woman's gallbladder through her mouth. The operation was performed as part of a clinical trial at UC San Diego School of Medicine. picked by Bornbad 10 months ago
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  Robots Evolve to Lie to Each Other, Maybe Take Over World
Robots Evolve to Lie to Each Other, Maybe Take Over World
All the recent talk about zombie invasions seems to have given robots just the advantage they were waiting for. picked by Bornbad 10 months ago
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 Marines to get their own flying car?
Marines to get their own flying car?
With seemingly every car on the road being designed by the same three people, all of whom live in the same subdivision, it seems the only leap forward in auto design is the leap upward. picked by Bornbad 10 months ago
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 Machine teaches men what it feels like to menstruate
Machine teaches men what it feels like to menstruate
Hiromi Ozaki has designed a "Menstruation machine" -- a wearable metal suit that allows a boy "to experience the painful bleeding of menstruation" (video embedded below). picked by Bornbad 10 months ago
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 Driving while blind?
Driving while blind?
The National Federation of the Blind and Virginia Tech plan to demonstrate a prototype vehicle next year equipped with technology that helps a blind person drive a car independently. picked by suebe 10 months ago
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  Invisible Mouse: Controlling a Computer With Just a Hand
Invisible Mouse: Controlling a Computer With Just a Hand
Has the computer mouse evolved itself right out of existence? Maybe so, if Pranav Mistry has anything to say about it. The designer, working in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT’s Media Lab, is developing the Mouseless: a computer input device that works like a traditional mouse, but without the presence of an actual physical mouse. picked by Bornbad 10 months ago
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 Finland makes broadband a 'legal right'
Finland makes broadband a 'legal right'
Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen.

From 1 July every Finn will have the right to access to a 1Mbps broadband connection. picked by makri 10 months ago
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 A Wizard's Words Finally Set Free
A Wizard's Words Finally Set Free
Three men use some modern-day inspiration to retrieve 80-year-old Thomas Edison radio broadcasts from old technology.

EDIT: "One of those "workers of the past" that Edison honored would be Bornbad's and my great-uncle Campbell, who worked with Edison at Menlo Park, NJ." --meggysue picked by cb__ 11 months ago
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 I.B.M.’s Watson: One Step Closer to Passing a Turing Test
I.B.M.’s Watson: One Step Closer to Passing a Turing Test
Any computer can do what google does, find a list that might answer a question given to it. Finding the actual answer instead of a list, finding an answer from vague clues such as typical in Jeopardy is something else. It was thought that only a human could do that. Now IBM thinks they've solve that puzzle and have a computer which can compete with a human even on Jeopardy. picked by 2manyusernames 11 months ago
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 Possible breakthrough to help Alzheimer's Disease and epilepsy sufferers
Possible breakthrough to help Alzheimer's Disease and epilepsy sufferers
A chemical "volume control" that regulates the speed and intensity of thoughts in the brain has been discovered in a breakthrough that may offer hope of new drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy. picked by 2manyusernames 11 months ago
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 Stephen Hawking on Religion: 'Science Will Win'
Stephen Hawking on Religion: 'Science Will Win'
When asked about the biggest mystery he'd like solved, he said, "I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing." picked by bingo 11 months ago
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 Smile! New Research Promises False Teeth Grown in Mouth
Smile! New Research Promises False Teeth Grown in Mouth
There was a time when people who lost teeth as adults were simply out of luck. picked by Bornbad 11 months ago
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 Swing music hack
Swing music hack
The Swinger is a bit of python code that takes any song and makes it swing. It does this by taking each beat and time-stretching the first half of each beat while time-shrinking the second half. picked by rivenwar 12 months ago
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 USAF vehicle breaks record for hypersonic flight
USAF vehicle breaks record for hypersonic flight
An experimental aircraft has set a record for hypersonic flight, flying more than 3 minutes at Mach 6 - six times the speed of sound. picked by Bornbad 12 months ago
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 Facebook vs. Canada. It's about to get ugly.
Facebook vs. Canada. It's about to get ugly.
Canada has stepped into the forefront to challenge the privacy issues Facebook has brought onto themselves with recent policy changes. They are getting legal and potentially taking the social network to court. picked by bingo 12 months ago
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 Cheating wife sues cell phone company for exposing affair
Cheating wife sues cell phone company for exposing affair
“It was a mistake,” Nagy reportedly said about the affair, “But I didn’t deserve to lose my life over it. I want others to know what a big corporation has done. I trusted Rogers with my personal information. We had a contract — and agreement that put my life right in their hands.” ...isn't marriage a contract of some sort that puts someone's life in another pe... read full post picked by muppet 12 months ago
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 Facebook founder called trusting users dumb f*cks
Facebook founder called trusting users dumb f*cks
Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuck: Just ask.
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How'd you manage that one?
Zuck: People just submitted it.
Zuck: I don't know why.
Zuck: They "trust me"
Zuck: Dumb f**ks picked by Bornbad 12 months ago
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 Remote dam ignites media storm
Remote dam ignites media storm
Inhabitants of the area near Alberta's infamous Tar Sands have created the largest dam of its kind. Ignoring all environmental impact analyses and the opinions of nearby residents, these locals have dedicated the past 20 years creating this illegal dam in a National Park. picked by chinook 1 year ago
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 NTSB: Sully Did A Good Job, But He Could Have Gone Back To LaGuardia
NTSB: Sully Did A Good Job, But He Could Have Gone Back To LaGuardia
Pilots who used simulators to recreate the accident—including suddenly losing both engines after sucking in birds at 2,500 feet—repeatedly managed to safely land their virtual airliners at LaGuardia airport. picked by suebe 1 year ago
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 A Guy Walks Into A Bar and Loses His iPhone
A Guy Walks Into A Bar and Loses His iPhone
Not just any iPhone. The man who lost the phone is a software engineer for Apple, who was celebrating his 27th birthday on the night he left the new, yet-to-be released iPhone at the bar.
Gizmodo was delighted to pay $5,000 for it. picked by suebe 1 year ago
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 Can you disappear in surveillance Britain?
Can you disappear in surveillance Britain?
David Bond “became obsessed” about the amount of information on him and his family that was already out there. As he looked into it, he found that the UK, once a bastion of freedom and civil liberties, is now one of the most advanced surveillance societies in the world, ranked third after Russia and China.

So he went on the run. picked by bingo 1 year ago
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 Silk implant could aid spinal injuries, epilepsy
Silk implant could aid spinal injuries, epilepsy
A brain implant made partly of silk can melt onto the surface of the brain, providing an "intimate" connection for recording signals, researchers reported on Sunday. picked by rambler 1 year ago
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 Controversial Technique Could Prevent Genetic Disease by Making 3-Parent Babies
Controversial Technique Could Prevent Genetic Disease by Making 3-Parent Babies
By combining the DNA of parents with genetic material from a third person, scientists might have developed a way for women with rare genetic disorders to have healthy children. The bad news: The ethical complications involved are so messy that it might be a long time coming. picked by 2manyusernames 1 year ago
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 Super-High-Alcohol Beer Heads to the U.S.
Super-High-Alcohol Beer Heads to the U.S.
Thanks to a war among European brewing companies, it's never been easier to catch a healthy beer buzz. Or get yourself totally sloshed. picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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