Guy McCardle

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Facebook testing targeted ads in News Feed

Social network Facebook is testing targeted advertisements on user News Feeds as part of a broader plan to rake in additional revenue.<p>The ads are part of Facebook Exchange, a system businesses can use to deliver ads to users based on their browsing interests.<p>The Exchange ads will look very similar …

NSA Declassifies — Sort Of — Its Super-Secret Internal Magazine

Among the many interesting facts about the super-secret National Security Agency is the fact that, for decades, it has published its own in-house …

CHART OF THE DAY: How People Use Facebook On Smartphones

IDC conducted a survey in conjunction with Facebook to find out how people are using smartphones. It surveyed 4,446 people aged 18-44 who use iPhones or Android-based phones. In this chart you can see how people are using Facebook on smartphones.

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 …

US government hasn't kept track of high-risk biological labs, report finds

It's no secret the US government is struggling with how to keep track of its many services and their associated costs, but one area is of special concern: high-containment biological laboratories. The labs, used by scientists for researching biological threats such as anthrax and diseases carried …

Senate Committee Passes Bill To End Ban On HIV-Positive Organ Donation

Last week, a Senate committee cleared a piece of legislation that could lead to the end of a ban on HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ donation.<p>The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed its version of the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act on Wednesday, March 20. One …

Arizona National Guard reins in whistle-blowers

Major general's new code of conduct allows only 'designated individuals' to speak out.<p>PHOENIX — Amid an investigation of corrupt conduct in the Arizona National Guard, soldiers and airmen have been issued strict ethics guidelines that include restrictions on whistle-blower disclosure of agency …

The Airplane that Wasn't There

Skeptoid Podcast #355<br>March 26, 2013<br>Podcast transcript<p>TB-25N, circa 1956 <i><br>Photo credit: USAF</i><p>This is the story of a WWII-era bomber that disappeared in …

Debating Homeopathy Part I

Six years ago I was asked to participate in a group debate over the legitimacy of homeopathy at the University of CT (there were six speakers, three …

Italy Travel: Seven Places Off The Tourist Map

Rome, Florence, Venice, and Naples -- these are the destinations where a first-time visitor to Italy dreams of traveling, and rightly so. You could spend your entire vacation in any one of these magnificent cultural hubs. But the lesser-known places; the towns and villages you'd likely pass by -- …

Scientists Engineer Extreme Microorganisms To Make Fuel From Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

A University of Georgia team tinkered with the genes of Pyrococcus furiosus, and the new breed is hungry for the smoggy stuff.<p>To find a way of fending off global warming, scientists sometimes look to nature. Plants, after all, use photosynthesis to snap up carbon dioxide, the biggest source of our …

2014 Infiniti Q50 Sports Sedan Pre-Launch Pricing — News

Infiniti has—sort of—announced pricing for the all-new 2014 Q50 (the Sports Sedan Formerly Known as G37). From now until the car actually goes on sale later this summer, the entry-level Q50 sedan can be preordered starting at $37,355. To sweeten the pot, buyers who preorder a Q50 and take delivery …

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Much.<p>Debuting at the 2013 New York auto show, Chevrolet’s 2014 Camaro refresh consists of three or four relatively minor changes. But that simple statement isn’t quite fair to the people behind the bow-tie pony car. Just last year, Chevy upgraded the interiors of …