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the exbury egg

The Exbury Egg, a floating home and research station in one. Artist Stephen Turner, who specialises in long term artistic explorations of …

Handheld-Drum-Machine ⋆ Kotzendes Einhorn

Ultra Nice! Eine kleine Handheld-Drum-Machine von den Bleep Labs. Ich mag ja Soundgeneratoren mit wenig Reglern. Bin wohl stets überfordert, wenn es …

Startups Compete To Win The Mobile App CRM Battle

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ankur Jain is an investor at Nexus Venture Partners. Nexus invests in early stage companies across sectors in India and US, and manages $600 million in assets. Follow him on Twitter @Ankur_Jain_VC.</i><p>The rapid growth of mobile device use has created major gaps in CRM capability. As …

Student Science Experiment Shows Plants Won't Grow Near Wi-Fi Router

Five ninth grade students from Hjallerup School in Denmark conducted a science experiment that elicited profound and shocking results about the …

Top 10 Better Man

Top 10

The 25 All-Time Best Men's Health Tips

Since our launch in 1988, Men's Health has been about the tips. Here's a chronology of some of our best<p>Strengthen Your Core<p><b>1989</b><br>Save your back, lift more, run more: It all starts in your middle, man.<p>Tilt Up Your Rearview Mirror<p><b>1990</b><br>. . . just far enough to force yourself into an upright sitting …

Google Launches Cloud Playground, A Browser-Based Environment For Trying Its Cloud Platform

Google’s Cloud Platform is slowly becoming ay fully featured environment for running complex web apps, but it’s not easy to just give it a quick try. To get started with Cloud Platform, after all, you have to first install the right SDK and other tools on your local machine. Today, however, Google …

Minuum, The Super Simple Software Keyboard, Launches Android Beta Today

Toronto-based Whirlscape attracted plenty of attention when it first debuted its innovative Minuum software keyboard, and sought funding for the project on Indiegogo. Now, the project is moving forward with the launch of the Minuum keyboard beta app for Android, which will give Indiegogo supporters …

802.11ac: Better Coverage, But Won't Hit Advertised Speeds

New submitter jcenters writes <i>"Apple's new AirPort routers feature the new 802.11ac protocol, promising Wi-Fi speeds in excess of 1 Gbps, but Glenn</i> …

Pinterest Accidentally Built A Better Search Engine Than Google

Nine out of ten times, Pinterest search actually beats Google image search. Pinspiring.<p>Pinterest was built for *discovery* but with its recent acquisition of Punchfork and real upgrades to the search feature, the user experience has vastly improved. While Pinterest search results can be broad and a …

Emperor 1510 Workstation

The pinnacle of functionality and comfort <i>and</i> it looks like a scorpion? At nearly $6,000, the Emperor 1510 workstation may require a CEO-sized wallet …

Discover hidden gems on the side streets of Manhattan

What began as a whimsical idea, crisscrossing the side streets of Manhattan, quickly developed into ManhattanSideways.com. The creator, Betsy, …

Modern Industry Bags and Wallet

Someone far more intelligent than us once said something along the lines of “there’s no such thing as an original idea.” They’re probably right, but …

How ants always land on their feet

As they move through tunnels dug in a wide variety of soils, ants do sometimes slip and fall down their own shafts. But they catch themselves, with …

Daniel Dennett on how to argue well

This excerpt from neurologist-philosopher Daniel Dennett's new book Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking lays out a set of rhetorical habits …

How to Supercharge Your Router with DD-WRT

Few routers utilize their full potential out of the box because their firmware limits their functionality. Thanks to an open-source project called …

53 years of nuclear tests as electronic music

I've seen this video described as a musical depiction of all the nuclear bombs ever detonated. But that sort of makes it sound like you're about to …

Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde is a candidate for Pirate Party MEP in Finland

Peter "brokep" Sunde -- who co-founded The Pirate Bay and founded Flattr, a system for allowing fans to directly pay the artists they love -- is …

Hellishly complex, gorgeous assemblage about endless work

"Quaestus" is the latest assemblage from sculptor Jud Turner. He sez,<p>“Quaestus” is a latin word meaning “gain or profit extracted from work”, a …

1983's wonderful "Introduction to Machine Code for Beginners"

Usborne's 1983 classic Introduction to Machine Code for Beginners is an astounding book, written, designed and illustrated by Naomi Reed, Graham …

Amazing old HOWTO book: "Lee's Priceless Recipes, a collection of famous formulas and simple methods."

My mom recently found and scanned this fantastic family heirloom, a 1917 edition of "Lee's Priceless Recipes, A Collection of Famous Formulas and …

Rice Professor Predicts Humans Out of Work In 30 Years

kkleiner writes <i>"Rice University professor Moshe Vardi has been evaluating technological progress in computer science and artificial intelligence and</i> …

News for nerds, stuff that matters

<i>Apple and Goldman Sachs are preparing to launch a new joint credit card, a move that would deepen the technology giant's push into its customers'</i> …

The Future Of Mobile-Social Could Spell The End For Social Networks

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Keith Teare is the founder of just.me and a partner at Archimedes Labs. He is also the co-founder of TechCrunch. Follow him on Twitter @kteare.</i><p>Because of Google I/O, this was a momentous week for those of us who are watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop …

International Space Station switches from Windows to Linux, for improved reliability - ExtremeTech

By on May 9, 2013 at 9:21 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The United Space Alliance, which …

Flynn effect

The <b>Flynn effect</b> is the substantial and long-sustained increase in both fluid and crystallized intelligence test scores measured in many parts of the …

Becoming a Programmer At 40?

New submitter fjsalcedo writes <i>"I've read many times, here at Slashdot and elsewhere, that programming, especially learning how to program</i> …