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Kids can't use computers... and this is why it should worry you — Coding 2 Learn

<b>TL;DR?</b> <i>Why not just go watch another five second video of a kitten with its head in a toilet roll, or a 140 character description of a meal your</i> …

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, …

Test How Old Your Ears Are (And How Much Damage You've Done to Them)

Deep down we all know we shouldn't crank our music or listen to headphones with the volume really high, but we still do. And if you've ever wondered …

Revisiting the experimental DIY $1 laptop hammock

Many thought my computer would overheat, combust, or plunge to its doom.<p>Well over a year ago, I wrote a post for Ars about the way I was—or …

Against the Grain

I may have shunned my father's workshop, but the arcane skills I learned there continue to shape my life.<p>After my parents split, I spent occasional weekends with my dad a few miles away in Suffolk, in the East of England. I slept in his basement, which was also his wood-carving workshop. It was a …

US Navy drone flies two days straight using liquid hydrogen tank

As the US military discovers just how useful drones can be, it's eager to keep them flying as long as can be, and the US Office of Naval Research now has a drone that can fly for two whole days. The Ion Tiger, an experimental surveillance plane that uses a hydrogen fuel cell as its power source, …

Ground control to Commander Hadfield: astronaut records first music video from space

Last December, astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded the first song in space aboard the International Space Station, and he's back today with the first music video from space: a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." Hadfield is set to return home to Earth in a Soyuz craft on the morning of May 14th, …

Budweiser cup makes toasting drinkers instant friends on Facebook

As if alcohol weren't enough of a social lubricant already, Budweiser has figured out a way to help it add to your Facebook friends list. The Buddy Cup, unveiled by the company's Brazilian arm, contains "high-tech chip technology integrated with Facebook" that makes two people friends on Facebook …

Hard to Believe This Super Sharp Footage Was Shot with a Palm-Sized Camera

The BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera is exactly what it sounds like. It was announced earlier this month and promised to deliver super-sharp image …

NASA releases tracker to help show when Voyager leaves the solar system

NASA scientists and the space-loving public are eagerly awaiting the moment when the unmanned Voyager 1 spacecraft becomes the first vessel in human history to exit the solar system, which is expected some time in the next few years at the latest. But with a number of false positives of that …

BitTorrent Sync creates private, peer-to-peer Dropbox, no cloud required

No size limits, no cloud: Hands-on with BitTorrent's new file syncing software.<p>BitTorrent today released folder syncing software that replicates …

For your robot-building needs, $45 BeagleBone Linux PC goes on sale

New BeagleBone gets 50% price cut, comes with 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor.<p>The market for cheap single-board computers is becoming one of the most …

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Tour the bridge of the Enterprise from J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek'

J.J. Abrams has some high-profile sci-fi flicks on his agenda, and the trailers for <i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i> should be an obvious reminder of why that's a good thing. In anticipation of his new film, <i>io9</i> is taking a look back at the remarkably detailed set for the bridge of the Enterprise that was …

How a fake CIA operative engineered failed bank heists and their cover-up

When Herson Torres nervously walked into a SunTrust bank in Alexandria, VA with a note demanding money, he thought he was working deep cover for an ultra-secret government mission meant to gauge the security of Washington-area banks. Owing to a combination of inexperience and nerves, Torres never …

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Nano-Suit Protects Bugs From Space-Like Vacuums

Put a fruit fly larva in a spacelike vacuum, and the results aren't pretty. Within a matter of minutes, the animal will collapse into a crinkled, …

Meet the First Digital Generation. Now Get Ready to Play by Their Rules

1993 | Anna Daniszewski, a sophomore at Bard College, takes a dozen or more cell phone pictures daily, usually around dusk or after dark—moody shots …

Digital Drills: The Monster Machines that Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin! It's everywhere right now. Its value is dropping, spiking, dropping again. More and more new converts are hopping in, buying a few coins and …

What Happens When You Push Concrete Beyond Its Limits?

Common sense dictates that you don't want to be anywhere near a concrete pylon when the load it's bearing is too much: when all that weight comes …

The Most Badass Plane Ever Had An Equally Awesome Flight Suit

<i>At the height of the Cold War, if you wanted a peek behind the Iron Curtain, it had to be a birds's eye view from 63,000 feet—above the reach of</i> …

This 90-Year-Old Grandma Freaking Out Over the Oculus Rift VR Goggles Is What Makes Technology Great

More or less, this is all anyone ever wants from a piece of technology. Here's a 90-year-old woman strapped into an Oculus Rift VR headset, and …