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  • Why Letting Your Insurance Company Monitor How You Drive Can Be a Good Thing
    By on November 15, 2013 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments


    Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “Kim Gittleson reports at BBC that car insurance firms like Progressive are trying to convince consumers that letting them monitor their driving behavior is actually a good thing. They say that the future of car insurance is not just being able to monitor individual drivers to give them lower prices, but also to make them better drivers. ‘Now that we can observe directly how people drive, we think this will change the way (more…)



  • Mark Shuttleworth Answers Your Questions
    By on December 11, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    A couple of weeks ago you had a chance to ask Canonical Ltd. and the Ubuntu Foundation founder, Mark Shuttleworth, anything about software and vacationing in space. Below you’ll find his answers to your questions. Make sure to look for our live discussion tomorrow with free software advocate and CTO of Rhombus Tech, Luke Leighton. The interview will start at 1:30 EST.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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  • Genome Researchers Wants Your Genes
    By on August 20, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “The Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) is looking for smart volunteers to donate their genes for analysis. They are seeking subjects with high intelligence; you can only qualify if you got a high score in SAT/ACT/GRE or got awards in competitions like Math/Physics Olympiads or TopCoder. They’re also launching a drive to recruit US participants. Their first stop (PDF) appears to have been Google, which has run into trouble (more…)

  • Trolling Your Friends On Facebook Done Right (PICS)
    By on May 3, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    This guy goes onto one of his buddy’s facebook page, downloads his pictures, photoshops his face ever so slightly, re-uploads and tags them, and hilarity ensues.

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  • Don’t Empty Your Wallet: Top 25 Free Downloadable PC Games
    By on April 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Best Free Downloadable PC Games: We’ve compiled 25 of the best free downloadable games that the PC has to offer. You won’t have to worry about getting DOSBox to play any of these games, either!

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  • Six Creative Ways Of Visualizing Your Tax Dollars
    By on April 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    With tax day just ahead of us, it’s normal to feel frustrated as we start sending hefty chunks of our hard-earned dough back to the government. One is inclined to wonder: “How exactly are my taxes being spent?” Unfortunately for us, the answer is extremely complicated.

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  • Show Me Your “O” Face (GIF)
    By on December 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    This would greatly benefit from the Howard Dean “BEEEYAWWWW!!!” edited over it.

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  • Your Kinect Launch Guide – List of Upcoming Games for Kinect!
    By on November 5, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Every game coming at launch and in development, all in one place.

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  • Fallen Shoes Lose Your Illusion: Skate and Create
    By on September 20, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The fallen shoes video had some great clean flatland, an artistic style and was produced by Jamie Thomas. What more could you ask for?

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  • Quantum Computing within Reach, Hold On To Your Qubits
    By on September 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Unlike the “bit” we all know and love in current traditional computers, a qubit can not only represent either a 1 or 0 state but also a superposition of both the 1 and 0 state. How do you like them apples?

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