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  • How a Criminal Conspiracy Made Millions From Stolen iPhones
    By on August 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Police have shut down a global criminal conspiracy suspected of milking millions of pounds from stolen iPhones through premium phone lines.


  • Powering Music Player With Kinetic Energy from Pants
    By on August 14, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Talk about a dance, dance revolution: The Dancepants Kinetic Music Player, a shortlisted entry in Designboom’s Green Life competition, makes you work for tunes. Designed by Inesa Malafej and Arunas Sukarevicius from Lithuania, the Dancepants converts kinetic energy from running or dancing into electricity for your MP3 player.


  • Surf Video shot from a mini helicopter
    By on August 2, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Smooth overhead footage of the surf at Broken Head (Byron Bay) – shot from a mini rc helicopter. Very smooth.


  • Did the Bailout of GM and Chrysler Save Ford from Collapse?
    By on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Senator Harry Reid has made the assertion that if the Government hadn’t bailed out GM and Chrysler, Ford would have gone under also. The rationale is that if GM and Chrysler no longer existed, the supplier base which provides about 90% of the parts that make up a car would have collapsed also.


  • 5 Unwinnable Situations from Classic 80s Games
    By on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    It was once common practice to have situations in which it becomes impossible to complete a videogame. To add insult to injury, the games in question rarely mentioned that fact to the player, leaving them to lurch around forever without knowing that the only way to succeed was to turn off the game and start from scratch.


  • Five Things We Learned from Legend of Zelda
    By on July 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Playing a good videogame can be, in some respects, like reading a good book: you can take themes, ideas and feelings from fiction and carry them with you into real life. Somewhere, in some senate subcommittee meeting, this claim made Joe Lieberman take a dump in his pants. But it’s true. And we’ve got the proof.


  • Muralitharan to retire from Tests
    By on July 6, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan will retire from Test cricket after the first Test against India in Galle starting on 18 July.


  • Halo Reach – Lessons from the Beta
    By on June 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Halo: Reach’s multiplayer beta, which ran from May 3 to May 19, had more than 2.7 million participants. In this exclusive interview, Bungie’s community director Brian Jarrard discusses the lessons, numbers, and stories that came out of the beta testing, as well as what we can expect to see in Halo: Reach when the full game releases Sept 14 on x360.


  • X-Ray Noise From Comets Leads To Space Weather Signal
    By on June 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    sciencehabit writes “Scientists observing the x-ray sky first noticed noise in their signals that was eventually ascribed to x-rays produced when the solar wind interacts with the tails of comets. Once alerted to this phenomenon, researchers then noticed that similar x-rays are generated when solar wind particles strike neutral atoms just above Earth’s magnetosphere, the bubble produced by Earth’s magnetic field that surrounds the planet and protects (more…)

  • Stunning Tron: Evolution E3 Trailer From E3 2010
    By on June 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Disney’s new movie tie-in game features some gorgeous cut-scenes that are shown off in this trailer. About Time we get a return of Tron! Hopefully it doesn’t suck like all the other movie to games…