Mike Eaton

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Unique Landscape And Gorgeous Framed Views Shape The Chameleon House

The historic city of <i>Prague</i> is arguably one of the most beautiful in all of Europe, and its dreamy medieval charm, cobbled streets, imposing …

Intel puts new Arizona chip factory on back burner

The use of Intel's most heralded factory is being put on hold indefinitely. The company's "Fab 42" manufacturing plant in Chandler, Ariz., which was slated to make high-tech microchips, will not be opening up for shop anytime soon, according to Reuters.<p>"The new construction is going to be left …

What you need to know about the court decision that just struck down net neutrality

The principle behind the phrase “net neutrality” is that internet service providers of all kinds should treat data flowing over the open internet …

Samsung wants to take the Galaxy S5 'back to basics,' may include iris scanner

Samsung has outlined its plans for various new devices in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg News. The Galaxy S5 smartphone will reportedly be released by April, and Samsung is said to be considering iris-scanning technology for security in a possible response to Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy flight controls, and I …

Easy Low-Budget DIY Project For Bright Evenings: Jar Lamp

Making a lamp from a jar might sound complicated, when in fact it’s really not. All you need is some free time and a few easy to find things. In no …

DC protestors stand with Snowden to fight surveillance

Saturday's Stop Watching Us rally in the US capital attracted a slew of people concerned by the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs and featured an appearance -- in words anyway -- by Edward Snowden, whose massive leak of agency documents touched off the current debate about …

Surveillance

When Spark Plugs Get Stuck

Are some kinds of spark plug more likely to get stuck in engines? How do you prevent that?<p>I've heard platinum spark plugs can get stuck in engines. Is this true? If so, is it possible to prevent?<p>There has been a long-standing rumor, longer than the promised 100,000-mile lifetime of platinum spark …

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Why Apple's 64-bit iPhone chip is a bigger deal than you think

iOS is about to go beyond post-PC<p>In the wake of Tuesday's iPhone event, you've likely heard the news that iOS 7 and its core apps have been ported to 64-bit, and Apple's new iPhone 5s now has a 64-bit "A7" system-on-chip (SoC) inside. You might have also heard that it's just a marketing stunt; a …

It’s time Google came to grips with how it enables the surveillance state

Google portrays itself as the sort of responsible internet giant that pushes back against intrusive federal requests for user data and is not a collaborator in the US government’s program to eavesdrop on the internet traffic of pretty much the entire world. But merely by providing ever more ways to …

Four-Wheeled Future: Volkswagen Builds the World’s Most Fuel-Efficient Car, but You Can’t Buy It

The VW XL1 is a paragon of petroleate parsimony, wringing from a gallon of gas a travel distance of 261 miles. Just to put that in perspective, that means that this two-seat, limited-production, diesel/electric-hybrid automobile can go <i>three times</i> as far on four quarts of compressed dinosaur juice …