Amanda Marie Bettinelli

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4 DARPA Projects That Could Be Bigger Than the Internet

Forty years ago, a group of re­search­ers with mil­it­ary money set out to test the wacky idea of mak­ing com­puters talk to one an­oth­er in a new …

Internet of Things

Revisit the amazing Internet the cool kids used in 1997

Watch this hilariously dated instructional video from an era when Netscape and "cyber" meant something and everything was just waiting to be "surfed."<p>Sixteen years ago, the name Netscape was becoming a household name, and if the instructional guide to getting kids online from 1997 in the video …

Cosby Show

The Internet: We’re Doing It Wrong

This week Facebook’s ban-bot went berserk; Github went down; and all Google services collapsed for a few minutes, taking 40% of the Internet with them. Just another week on the Internet, then. We love our centralized services, until they let us down.<p>Bruce Sterling calls them “the Stacks”: Amazon, …

Scientists Invent the Holy Grail of Booze: Electrolyte-Enhanced Beer

In the never-ending quest to create a hangover-proof booze, a team of Australian researchers have developed a beer that rehydrates you as you drink, …

Simple Springtime Dishes

What If All Celebrities Followed Benedict Cumberbatch's Lead

<b>I do not often notice</b> modern celebrities. This is not an affectation. It is just a byproduct of the amount of reading I do for fun and to learn. But sometimes things break through my crust. This is one of those times.<p>I have seen the Sherlock series, and I think it's fun. It is being filmed not far …

Celebrity Gossip

How Credit Card Numbers Are Created

If you thought the sprawl of 16 numbers across the front of your credit was randomly generated, think again: like any good string of numbers, an …

Republicans and Democrats agree: Fisa oversight of NSA spying doesn't work

The recent leaks of NSA programs to the Guardian and Washington Post have awakened a strong desire among many Americans to know more about how the intelligence community conducts its business.<br>Americans expect their government to do the utmost to protect our country, but that cannot mean trading our …

Paying The Piper: Music Streaming Services In Perspective

As sales of recorded music continue to plummet, the concept of fans "owning" music may soon be considered old-fashioned. Today, it's all about access to music, rather than ownership of an album or a song, and newer streaming services like Spotify are at the center of the storm.<p>Two weeks ago, …

Obama administration decides to keep spying on US phone records, says it's in the 'public interest'

Every 90 days, a secret court has to renew the controversial order that allows the FBI and NSA to spy on the telephone records of every call made in the United States. The last such order expired today, July 19th. But despite the fervor, protest, and lawsuits that have sprung up since whistleblower …

The Fate Of The Internet Is The Story, Not Edward Snowden

In a way, it doesn't matter why the media lost the scent. What matters is that they did. So as a public service, let us summarise what Snowden has achieved thus far.<p>Without him, we would not know how the National Security Agency (NSA) had been able to access the emails, Facebook accounts and videos …

NSA surveillance: narrow defeat for amendment to restrict data collection

The first major legislative challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records from millions of Americans was defeated by …

Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.<p>"This is one of those unanswered legal questions: Is there any circumstance under which they could get password information?" <br …

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