Alex Tarigan

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Why the first 3D-printed gun shouldn’t freak people out

When University of Texas law student Cody Wilson 3D successfully fired a 3D printed plastic gun earlier this year, people freaked out. And rightly …

Tim Berners-Lee: encryption cracking by spy agencies 'appalling and foolish'

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the computer scientist who created the world wide web, has called for a "full and frank public debate" over internet surveillance by the National Security Agency and its British counterpart, GCHQ, warning that the system of checks and balances to oversee the agencies has failed.<p>…

Why India's Mars Mission Is So Much Cheaper Than NASA's

Former NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin pioneered a "faster, better, cheaper" approach to America's space program, but he would have been hard-pressed to deliver a Mars mission for the bargain-basement price of India's first probe to the red planet, which blasted off Tuesday.<p>"India's Mars mission, …

A man's perspective on why engagement rings are a joke

Most of us are adult enough to know magic doesn't exist. And yet we're the same species that thinks fat rings are fairy-tale items which somehow "secure" another person's love, one step away from a "happily ever after".<p>They're expensive, useless and, worse, are insulting to notions of actual love. …

Interview: Bjarne Stroustrup Discusses C++

C and C++ are the main programming languages for embedded computing and for a host of other application areas as well. C++ was developed by Bjarne …

NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained

Guardian US interactive team and Ewen MacAskill

Extended range BMW i3 to cost $45,300, will drive twice as far

Toying with the idea of taking BMW's first all electric vehicle on a road trip? You might want to look into its extended range options. For an additional $3,950 on top of the BMW i3's $41,350 base price, buyers can augment the vehicle with a two-cylinder engine, roughly doubling the car's usable …

Google is building the Chrome OS interface for Windows 8 to run in "Metro" mode... http://www.t3.com/news/googles-chrome-os-is-being-built-into-windows-8

There are so many abductions across Nigeria nowadays that they rarely get into the news. During the first half of 2013, the country had the most kidnap attempts in the world, accounting for 26% of all such recorded incidents. Mexico was second with 10%, and Pakistan third with 7%, reckons NYA International, a London-based firm that gathers intelligence on crime http://econ.st/1aFnvGN

Ubuntu Edge Smartphone Fails To Hit Ambitious $32M Crowdfunding Target

Trying to raise $32 million via crowdfunding always looked overly ambitious. And indeed it has proved to be so. Canonical’s Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign to build a smartphone designed for converged computing has fallen considerably short of its target, ending with the fixed funding project …

Sport picture of the day: seaspray in San Francisco Bay

First published on Thu 22 Aug 2013 06.57 EDT