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  • Low Cost Ground Robot Chassis That Can Traverse Challenging Obstacles
    By on November 16, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hallie Siegel writes In order for a robot to be useful in our world, it must be able to traverse unpredictable obstacles, including stairs. But currently available robot chassis tend to be either too small or extremely expensive, and most platform kits cannot leave a controlled environment – a huge problem for makers who want to get outside the lab or workshop. This has been an extremely hard problem for roboticists to solve, but the Ground (more…)

  • Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician’s Son
    By on July 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rei (128717) writes As was previously reported here, the Russian government has accused the U.S. Secret Service of kidnapping the son of ultranationalist LDPR MP Valery Seleznev in the Maldives. The son, Roman Seleznev, stands accused of running one of the world’s largest carding operations, with others charged in the affair having already been convicted; however, Roman had until recently been considered out of reach in Russia. Now the Maldives has (more…)

  • Running Great Britain? There’s an App For That!
    By on December 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    judgecorp writes “Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron will get a personalised iPad app to help him run the country. The ‘government dashboard’ will include health waiting list figures, crime statistics, economic statistics and a real-time news feed. Cameron is a committed Apple user — but British members of Parliament have only been allowed iPads in the House of Commons since March 2011.”

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  • 9 Classic Video Games That Should Be Brought Back
    By on July 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Even if you don’t harbor fantasies of John McCain and Sarah Palin throwing down on Barack Obama and Joe Biden, you could still probably find a way to enjoy last year’s reissue of “NBA Jam,” the classic arcade game that made Boom-Shaka-Laka a household term for a couple days in the ’90s.


  • Researchers Expose Tracking Service That Can’t Be Dodged
    By on July 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Worf Maugg writes with this excerpt from Wired:
    “Researchers at U.C. Berkeley have discovered that some of the net’s most popular sites are using a tracking service that can’t be evaded — even when users block cookies, turn off storage in Flash, or use browsers’ ‘incognito’ functions. The service, called KISSmetrics, is used by sites to track the number of visitors, what the visitors do on the site, and where they come to the site from — (more…)

  • The Tour de France: The Worst Sport That’s Worth Watching
    By on July 21, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Generally speaking, I like watching sports. I’ll sit through extra-innings in baseball, scoreless hockey games and, when nothing else is on, pool. Even if I have no personal investment in who comes out on top, there is something fundamentally appealing about witnessing an entire lifetime of practice and struggle culminate in achievement. Somebody has to win, and success, much like sex, is fun to watch even if I’m not the one having it.


  • 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.


  • Coffee 5 Surprising Health Perks From That Daily Cup of Joe
    By on June 26, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Coffee has some health benefits. When it comes to coffee, the bulk of research supports that regular coffee intake among healthy people–even up to the 2-5 cup per day range– is associated with a variety of positive health outcomes compared to lower (or no) intake of coffee.


  • 10 Games That Should Have Never Existed
    By on March 22, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    When we think back on our memories, we have a tendency to concentrate on the good bits. My gaming past is dotted with Zelda’s, Final Fantasies and other such classics, but there were just as many retarded excuses for games that I endured in my youth. There are most certainly such games that have offended our current generation of consoles, so it’s time we have a think about what games we wish we could forget from our present.


  • Maximum PC’s 2010 Gaming Awards: 12 Games That Ruled Our PCs
    By on March 12, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Another year passes, and PC games continue to deliver a healthy dose of shock and awe, sometimes in surprising forms.