Monthly Archives: July 2010

Inside the New Mac and iMac

Apple’s latest batch of iMacs bring faster processor, memory, and graphics performance and an improved SD Card slot, while retaining the same external design of previous models. Inside, the new iMacs include faster processors, ranging from 3.06, 3.2 or 3.6GHz … Continue reading

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Would Jr. Run the 88 Car in a Wind Tunnel With One of These?

In the future, we will look at these 885-foot-wide structures in the middle of the ocean and we won’t even blink. But, right now, I’m having a hard time imagining them spinning en masse at 20 revolutions per minute. More

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Strange Bedfellows

The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future. The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours … Continue reading

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Volt Cheaper Than Prius? No, Not Really.

GM has just announced US pricing for its great green hope, the Chevy Volt. The part-electric, part-petrol, not-quite-hybrid car will have a list price of $41,000 (£26,300). Pricing in the UK, where the Chevy Volt will be known as the … Continue reading

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How’s It Going to Pay Bacteria $1.4MM?

At the National Press Club in Washington, DC Thursday, the X PRIZE Foundation launched its $1.4 million oil spill clean-up competition called the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge. The Foundation, which currently also has a $10 million challenge to … Continue reading

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No Wonder They’re Upside Down!

Australian mobile provider Telstra has awarded iPhone 4, when used with a case, a special “Blue Tick” approval for use in rural areas of poorer service coverage, due to the phone’s antenna performance. In a blog posting titled “tips for … Continue reading

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Verbatim Revolutionizing Blu-ray Discs

Verbatim is offering data chomping users media with 25GB of storage capacity, and is promising the release of 100GB discs by next Spring. The discs do not just hold a lot, they take it up quickly, and repeatedly. According to … Continue reading

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Maybe If Apple Spent More Time On Performance And Less On “Purty”…

Apple is aware of complaints from customers who have upgraded their iPhone 3G to iOS 4. Responding to a request for comment from The Wall Street Journal’s Digits column, an Apple spokesperson told the paper that the company knows about … Continue reading

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Are We Not Alone?

Nature – and the news media, it seems – abhors a vacuum. That could explain the recent uproar over a talk by Dimitar Sasselov, a member of the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope’s science team. Kepler launched in March 2009 and … Continue reading

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iPod Touch Gets More a-Peel

Recently released FCC documents reveal that Sprint is set to launch what appears to be a new case for the iPod touch that would enable 3G networking on the WiFi-only device. Manufactured by ZTE and called the “Peel,” the case … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Big Bang, Hello Deity?

A new cosmology successfully explains the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy; but only if the universe has no beginning and no end. Wun-Yi Shu at the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan has developed an innovative new … Continue reading

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The Cray-1 PC Mod

Daryl Brach, known as pfaffen online, has built a scale model of the Cray-1 supercomputer to house a PC. Brach decided to model the Cray-1 because of its iconic C-shaped, hexadecagon (16-sided polygon) design with two and a half sides … Continue reading

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Android’s App of Doom

A seemingly innocuous Android app that let users change their phone’s wallpaper has actually been stealing private user information and may have been downloaded millions of times. Mobile security firm Lookout unearthed the truth behind the deceitful app and presented … Continue reading

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Five Miles Per Gallon Of Testosterone

How do you increase the testosterone in a classic 1982 Porsche 928? Well, you could just shove a Boeing turbine engine that shoots flames out of the hood in there. That’d be a start More -oldster- Manly

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“Sake Has Mysterious Powers.” Yes, So I’ve Heard.

Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science have found that an iron compound become superconductive, where electrical resistance disappears in a substance, if they are dipped in wine, sake or beer, the institute said Tuesday. “It is still not … Continue reading

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