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Without this equation there would have been no internet

It showed how to make communications faster and take up less space on a hard disk, making the internet possible<p>This equation was published in the 1949 book <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication</i>, co-written by Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver. An elegant way to work out how efficient a code could …

Refusing

There are questions that are so generic, I wonder ‘who could firmly say yes or no for such questions!’<p>rejected.<p>Questions like <b>‘Can you do it, do you</b> …

Watch Dogs PC launch: what really went wrong?

When <i>Watch Dogs</i> launched on PC, there was a big problem. The game wouldn't work.<p>Players who had waited two years for the game, had paid out cash to play, were sitting at their PCs in a state of frustration and anger. Many blamed Ubisoft's retail portal Uplay, to which PC Ubisoft online games must be …

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How Beats conquered the world

Back in the 1970s and 80s, before he helped found Beats Electronics, Jimmy Iovine was a record producer working on albums like Bruce Springsteen’s <i>Born to Run</i> and Tom Petty’s <i>Damn the Torpedoes</i>. To help him craft hits, Iovine had a radio tower built into the A&M studio on the Charlie Chaplin lot. At …

A Spaceship For The Sea

This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.<p>Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. Which helps explain the grand vision of the French architect Jacques Rougerie, who’s designed an ocean-going laboratory that …

Science Fiction

Watch: Himachal's terrible river tragedy caught on video

<b>Mumbai/Mandi</b>: A video showing 24 Hyderabad students being washed away in Beas river in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district went viral on the …

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Facebook 'accidentally' launched Slingshot, its latest Snapchat rival

If you can't beat 'em, try to buy 'em. And if you can't buy 'em, try to beat 'em again. That, in a nutshell, appears to be Facebook's approach to popular messaging app Snapchat.<p>The social network tried (and failed) to steal Snapchat's thunder with its own ephemeral-messaging app called Poke in …

Here are the 32 countries Google Maps won’t draw borders around

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Google may be standing up to government surveillance, but on Google Maps it shies away from conflict.<p>The company displays the borders of 32 states differently than the other 162 members of the United Nations. Many of these countries have long had disputed borders or are …

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