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  • Human Ingenuity: A 100,000-Year-Old Story
    By on July 11, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    Humans have been the most successful species on the planet (roaches and rats have done well, too). Scientists credit our success to three traits: technology innovation, group collaboration, and communication. Humans not only have all three abilities, but we excel at all three. The question of when we started being human and flexing our abilities has been coming under constant revision in recent years.

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  • Vaporware: 5 Video Games That Should Be Released By Now (But May Never Be)
    By on July 10, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    â‹Most high-budget video games take around three to four years of development time to complete. However, there are some games that have been in production for much longer. Those games are called Vaporware, and here are five shining examples.

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  • Google+ Runs Out of Disk Space, Swamps Users With Notifications
    By on July 10, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    dkd903 writes “Yesterday, many users of Google+ noticed Google spamming their inbox with multiple email notifications in very quick succession. Earlier today, Vic Gundotra, Head of Social at Google, explained what was causing it – Google ran out of disk space on the server that keeps track of notifications.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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  • Master Chief: A Visual History of Halo’s Hero
    By on July 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    The mysterious, armor-clad hero of the human race is not quite human himself: As part of the Spartan program, Halo’s Master Chief, aka John-117, was genetically engineered and reared by the military to become the xenocidal savior of everything.

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  • Bionic Eyeglasses May Boost Impaired Vision
    By on July 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    fangmcgee writes with this excerpt from a University of Oxford news release:
    “Technology developed for mobile phones and computer gaming – such as video cameras, position detectors, face recognition and tracking software, and depth sensors – is now readily and cheaply available. So Oxford researchers have been looking at ways that this technology can be combined into a normal-looking pair of glasses to help those who might have just a (more…)

  • Which Country Is Best Prepared For Cyberwar?
    By on July 5, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Between Lulz and yesterday’s Fox News hacks, cyber criminals are on a roll. But the scariest online threats are the ones you haven’t even heard of.

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  • 11 Girls, No Cup For Mexican Players
    By on July 5, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Eight players from Mexico’s team for the Copa America were suspended Tuesday for six months for violating team training rules.

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  • “Dog Doogity” PSA (Bag It Up!)
    By on July 1, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    We made this video to help raise awareness about how cleaning up your dog poop will improve water quality in Puget Sound (http://pugetsoundstartshere.org). So pick-up that doo! And learn more about what you can do to help Puget Sound at http://ScoopPoop.org

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  • Supreme Court Has Ruled; Now Games Have a Duty
    By on July 1, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    What Supreme Court Ruling on Video Games Means? The court found that video games have the same First Amendment rights as other media.

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  • Algorithm Solves Rubik’s Cubes of Any Size
    By on July 1, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from New Scientist: “Only the most hardcore puzzle-solvers ever go beyond the standard 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube, attempting much larger ones. Now an algorithm has been developed that can solve a Rubik’s cube of any size. It might offer clues to humans trying to deal with these tricky beasts. Erik Demaine, a computer scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found that the maximum number of moves (more…)