Rohan George

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Learn to Program with Scratch - tutorial to kids' programming language

Scratch is a free drag-and-drop programming language for kids, developed at MIT. My 10-year-old daughter Jane uses it to create puzzles, games, and …

Lifehacker on Twitter: "Neat weekend project: Hack your wireless mouse into a DIY 'power glove'! http://t.co/LTlReBWqYq http://t.co/mh0jCpYPtL"

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US patent moves are 'profoundly bad' in leaked TPP treaty

In new agreement, Obama sides with locked phones and Big Pharma<p>The year's most controversial secret treaty just became very, very public. WikiLeaks has posted a full copy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership proposals from this August, revealing many provisions that have only been seen by a small group …

Your smartphone's hidden, radio-controlling OS is totally insecure

Every mobile phone runs two operating systems; the one you interact with (like Android or Ios), and the one that controls the radio hardware. This …

Your Facebook Statuses Are Gibberish. Here's Proof.

Want to find out how annoying you sound to your Facebook friends? Check out "What Would I Say?" a new site that generates Facebook statuses in your voice.<p>Created at Princeton University's HackPrinceton 2013 over the weekend, the site puts together pieces of your old Facebook statuses to make new …

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed …

The Psychology of Online Comments

Several weeks ago, on September 24th, <i>Popular Science</i> announced that it would banish comments from its Web site. The editors argued that Internet comments, particularly anonymous ones, undermine the integrity of science and lead to a culture of aggression and mockery that hinders substantive …

An initiative to kill the Knowledge Initiative on Agriculture

While the Indo-U.S. civil nuclear agreement continues to flounder in the ‘Intensive Care Unit’ of the Prime Minister’s Office, Indian bureaucrats …

Call yourself a hacker? Your computer could be seized without warning

Describing yourself as a "hacker" – in the sense of someone who messes around with computer code – could lead to your computer being seized without warning.<p>A US government contractor, Battelle Energy Alliance, has used the fear of criminal hackers to obtain a court order to seize the computer of an …

SEC Releases Proposed Crowdfunding Rules | The D&O Diary

On October 23, 2013, the SEC finally approved (unanimously) and released for public comment the proposed rules implementing the crowdfunding …

Fix the design defect at the core of India’s corporate laws

Crony deals are sealed in boardrooms but governments have to seek the people’s mandate<p>Our national life these days feels the equivalent of a herd of …