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A Ball Dropped Through The Earth Becomes A Permanent Pendulum

What happens when you drop a ball down a hole drilled through the center of the Earth? The answer might surprise you.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Occasionally, when it's a slow news day, we wind up with holes in the show; gaps of a minute or two that the news of the day doesn't quite fill.<p>NPR …

The Pirate Bay founder is raising money for spy-proof messaging app

Private messages really <i>aren’t</i> so private, and Peter Sunde, co-founder and former spokesperson for BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay, isn’t …

Why Social Media Isn't Doing For Us What London's Coffee Houses Did For 17th Century

There is a lot we can learn about today’s explosion of social media from the rise of coffeehouse culture in London in the 1600s, according to Tom Standage in an opinion piece in yesterday’s <i>New York Times</i>. Standage, the digital editor at <i>The Economist</i> and author of the soon-to-be-released book …

Nike's Roving Laser Bus Created Soccer Fields Out of Thin Air

When you're a kid, all you need is a handful of backpacks and crumpled up coats to turn an empty playground into a soccer field. But to promote its …

Soccer

USB Power Meter Tells You Which Devices Will Kill Your Laptop's Battery

When you're traveling and away from a reliable power source, conserving your laptop's battery is of the utmost importance. And knowing which of your …

Steve Jobs Explains How Every Tech Innovation Will Be Lost to History

It's amazing the way a nice piece of tech can radically change the world over just a few years. Just decades ago, everything changed when we started …

Silicon Valley

Unified Google+ Dashboard Lets Businesses Manage Presence In Search, Social, Maps, AdWords

Google today launched a new dashboard for businesses and Google+ page owners that will provide them with a single dashboard to manage many of their daily activities around Google’s tools. The new dashboard will, for example, allow businesses to update their info, including their website URLs, store …

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The History of the Weird Keyboard Symbols You Never Knew You Needed

Before the age of the internet, you likely never noticed some of the keyboard symbols that you now use all the time. Most of us still don't know the …

You Have No Privacy. So What?

Behind incidents (that word is radically inadequate) like the revelation that the National Security Agency and the FBI are monitoring essentially all phone calls within, to, and from the United States - for so we must assume - lies a mystery deeper than politics. We could phrase it as a question, …

Wait a Minute, Does Math Actually Exist?

If you're studying for the algebra test tomorrow or thinking about how little you use math now after you failed it a million times in high school, …

Mathematics

Goji launches smile-please smart lock | Financial Times

Days after August’s launch, yet another smart lock has come knocking on the door in the shape of Goji, which launches an Indiegogo crowdfunding …

Google's top product of I/O 2013: You

As I sat through the last half hour of a nearly 4-hour keynote, sweat pouring through my shirt, my attention waned. Most people's did. Where were the gadgets? Last year, Google seemed like the hottest (or, most conversation-starting) hardware company around. This year, the only hardware mentioned …

The Future of Wireless Power

We live in a wireless world. Cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G, 4G — the always on, always connected world of digital devices is driven by the magic of wireless. But all our devices, from smart phones to laptops, still rely on cords and plugs for charging. Everyone’s had their cell phone become …