Matthew Gaddis

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How it Works: Switch's Liquid-Filled LED Bulb

If you're ever seen the revered liquid-filled Switch LED bulb, you've no doubt wondered what the blazes is going on inside. Take a look.<p><b>A. LEDs</b><p>LEDs in other bulbs are usually placed near the heat sink so that most of the light is cast upward. Switch's LEDs are positioned roughly in line with the …

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NYAS: Testing the BMW 1.5-Liter Three-Cylinder Engine

At the 2013 New York Auto Show, BMW offers a test-drive of its new 1.5-liter, three-cylinder powerplant.<p>BMW isn't alone in needing to make its small cars more fuel efficient, and like Ford, which is trying to sell America on its 1.0-liter three-cylinder, Bimmer sees fewer cylinders as part of the …

Bees Communicate With Electric Fields

sciencehabit writes <i>"The electric fields that build up on honey bees as they fly, flutter their wings, or rub body parts together may allow the</i> …

Location Data Can Uniquely Identify Cellphone Users

A new study demonstrates how easy it is to identify people from the location-tracking data on their cellphones.<p>Just a few data points from a location-tracking cellphone are enough to identify most people, a new study found. It doesn't matter if those data are "anonymized" so they aren't linked to …

Former Apple Employee Rediscovers Photos from Steve Jobs' First Day Back at Apple

Former Apple employee Tim Holmes recently discovered a set of photographs taken on an Apple QuickTake camera -- one of the first digital cameras made -- from the night Steve Jobs returned to Apple after it purchased NeXT.<p>Holmes notes in the description that the colors are incorrect in the photos …

California city launches free public WiFi to all residents

This week, Santa Clara broke some new ground by blanketing its entire city with free public WiFi. The public WiFi network spans across 19 square …

Three arrested for trying to cut undersea Internet cable

Attacks on the submarine cables running along the ocean floors carrying massive amounts of Internet traffic aren’t terribly uncommon. A series of the …