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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 ago18 comments edit related share technology
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 ago9 comments edit related share technology
All the recent talk about zombie invasions seems to have given robots just the advantage they were waiting for. picked by Bornbad 10 months ago10 comments edit related share technology
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 ago0 comments edit related share technology
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 ago6 comments edit related share technology
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 ago6 comments edit related share technology
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 ago2 comments edit related share technology
Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen.7 comments edit related share technology
From 1 July every Finn will have the right to access to a 1Mbps broadband connection. picked by makri 10 months ago
Three men use some modern-day inspiration to retrieve 80-year-old Thomas Edison radio broadcasts from old technology.7 comments edit related share 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
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 ago4 comments edit related share technology
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 ago1 comments edit related share technology
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 ago43 comments edit related share technology
There was a time when people who lost teeth as adults were simply out of luck. picked by Bornbad 11 months ago2 comments edit related share technology
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 ago2 comments edit related share technology
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 ago2 comments edit related share technology
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 ago4 comments edit related share technology
“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 ago15 comments edit related share technology
Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard5 comments edit related share technology
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
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 ago8 comments edit related share technology
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 ago9 comments edit related share technology
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.5 comments edit related share technology
Gizmodo was delighted to pay $5,000 for it. picked by suebe 1 year ago
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.3 comments edit related share technology
So he went on the run. picked by bingo 1 year ago
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 ago3 comments edit related share technology
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 ago9 comments edit related share technology
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 ago5 comments edit related share technology