Patrick Horne

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The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

Piezo-phototronic nanowire LEDs can scan your fingerprint, and then display it back to you - ExtremeTech

By on August 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>By leveraging a new type of LED …

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CIA Kept Area 51 Secret Because Rumors Cooler Than Reality

A spy plane, an intelligence agency, and the magical logic of conspiracy theories all made an American legend.<p>Yesterday the CIA declassified a 400-page document about Area 51, the secret facility in the Nevada desert that has fascinated armchair historians and tormented conspiracy theorists for …

The Tyranny of Buffness

My boyfriend expected me to be lean and muscular. But I couldn't live up to that standard, and neither can a lot of guys—and we shouldn't have to.<p>I didn't know I was skinny-fat until my Russian boyfriend told me so. Actually, I didn't even know that was a thing until he told me so.<p>I went to use the …

Slow Motion Comparison Of Falcon And Raven Flight

This is a video from Earth Unplugged featuring an ultra slow-motion comparison of peregrine falcon and raven flight, all filmed from a moving vehicle …

NASA discusses its warp drive research, prepares to create a warp bubble in the lab - ExtremeTech

By on August 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Late last year, it emerged that a …

E-ink display wirelessly powered by NFC, offers a second screen for your second screen - ExtremeTech

By on August 20, 2013 at 11:21 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>For a while now, battery tech has …

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Graphene transistors based on negative resistance could spell the end of silicon and semiconductors - ExtremeTech

By on August 20, 2013 at 9:01 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A lot has been said about graphene …

MacBook Air battery woes show the downside of the quest for denser batteries - ExtremeTech

By on August 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Over the past few years, …

Updated: Sites Back Up After ‘Eboz’ Hijacked Google, Apple, 280+ Other Sites In Pakistan, Possibly Just To Highlight Security Hole

Pakistan’s internet-using population was slammed today with a systematic take-down of local versions of some of the world’s biggest names in tech, and several hours after first going down, Google.pk, Google.com.pk, Yahoo.pk, Apple.pk, Microsoft.pk still do not appear to be working. In all, it …

CyanogenMod 10.2 (Android 4.3) nightlies rolling out now

CyanogenMod fans, rejoice. The team behind the Cid mascot has been hard at work to release the first CM ROMs based on the newly launched Android 4.3. As usual, it looks like CyanogenMod is far ahead of OEMs when it comes to delivering timely updates.<p>A few hours ago, the CM team announced in a …