Pavel Stránský

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What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations

Helloooooo China!<p>The Internet we each see every day is an infinitesimally tiny sliver of the whole—the parts we have curated for ourselves, the parts our network of friends and family sends to us, and the sites that we have made parts of our routines.<p>But beyond this micro-level editing, there are …

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Fact: You Carry Around Enough Bacteria To Fill A Large Soup Can

BARF<p>How much bacteria do people carry around?<p>Enough to fill a big soup can. "That's three to five pounds of bacteria," says Lita Proctor, the program coordinator of the National Institutes of Health's Human Microbiome Project, which studies the communities of bacteria living on and in us. The …

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Gigabyte's tiny new gaming PC is smaller than an Xbox controller

It used to be difficult to find a computer that could play games and still fit underneath your TV. Now, devices like the Alienware X51, Falcon Northwest Tiki, and Digital Storm Bolt can handily fill that role. But what if you want a gaming PC that can fit in your hand? That's where the Gigabyte …

Family To Live For Entire Year With Only 1986 Technology

Meet Blair McMillan. Blair McMillan is a man. A man with a sick mustache and mullet and the dream to become a real life Kenny Powers torture his …

Life on earth 'began on Mars'

Evidence is mounting that life on Earth may have started on Mars. A leading scientist has claimed that one particular element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been available on the surface of the red planet.<p>Professor Steven Benner, a geochemist, has argued that the …

Apple Patents An In-Car Entertainment And Information System With Tactile Feedback

Apple has been granted a patent today (via AppleInsider) for an in-car, touchscreen telematics system that would provide drivers with tactile feedback to help them keep their eyes on the road. It’s a little like taking iOS 7’s new car-specific features to their logical conclusion, by having Apple …

Windows 8 Passes Windows Vista in Market Share

With the first half of 2013 now over, Windows 8 continues to grow its share steadily but slowly, while Windows XP and Vista decline. In fact, Windows 8 has now passed the 5 percent mark, as well as surpassed the market share of its predecessor’s predecessor, Windows Vista.<p>The latest market share …

The regular HTC One not good enough for you? A gold-plated HTC One might just be your style

For some, the aluminum unibody of the HTC One gives them the high-end feel that they long for. But if you’re an Arab prince or a Russian billionaire businessman, you might prefer a more precious metal.<p>Enter Goldgenie, who is offering the 32GB version of HTC One embellished in 24 carat gold for the …

Hacker Scrapes Thousands Of Public Phone Numbers Using Facebook Graph Search

A hacker has exploited Facebook’s Graph Search to collect a database of thousands of phone numbers and Facebook users. Both parties agree that all the information was left public by users (even if the users themselves may still not realize it). But Facebook issued him a cease and desist after the …

There Is No Google Reader Replacement, Only Alternatives

Google Reader is slowing down. Over the past few days, buttons have broken, marking feeds as read seemed to take a bit longer than usual, and the Android mobile website on some devices shifted over to the desktop view with no way to change things back. As users up until the bitter end, we can no …

Apple releases updated iOS 7 beta, introduces iPad support

Apple(s AAPL) on Monday released the second beta of iOS 7 to developers, introducing support for certain iPad models.<p>The first build, released two …