Endeavour: The Last Space Shuttle as she's never been seen before.
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Endeavour: The Last Space Shuttle as she's never been seen before.

Endeavour, NASA’s fifth and final space shuttle, is now on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles and, if you’re at all a fan of space stuff, it's one of the most iconic and remarkable flying machines ever built. Here...

10/24/14

Apple: A pox on your house!

Apple: A pox on your house!

I had the Yosemite upgrade downloaded and ready to roll but I was putting it off until I had some time when I wouldn’t be using my iMac. Pages not being able to access iCloud pushed me over the edge …

10/23/14

A tale of Ransomware that will make your blood run cold ...
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A tale of Ransomware that will make your blood run cold ...

Ransomware that holds your data hostage unless you pay up is real and dangerous to your network's health ... here's a tale of what happened to one company

10/16/14

Lockheed Martin's CFR: A hot fusion breakthrough for power generation
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Lockheed Martin's CFR: A hot fusion breakthrough for power generation

Lockheed Martin announced today that the company has made a breakthrough in nuclear fusion and predicts that they’ll have a 100 megawatt power plant that will fit on the back of a truck within a decade.

10/15/14

ProduKey: Answers
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ProduKey: Answers "what's my @#$% Microsoft key?" (but not in Klingon)

Finding Microsoft Product keys at short notice is usually a complete and utter pain but it's even worse when you really need a key and you've misplaced the paperwork ...

10/14/14

Dronecode: A home for drones
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Dronecode: A home for drones

The drone world could have become a fragmented market of proprietary systems but Dronecode promises to deliver sophisticated, free, open source platforms

10/14/14

TCP Connected Lighting: Almost the future of
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TCP Connected Lighting: Almost the future of "smart" lighting

“Smart” lighting is, undoubtedly, the way of the future. It’s based on the idea that lighting should be optimized for power use and effectiveness as well as being customizable for aesthetic purposes. The TCP Connected Lighting System...

10/11/14

Better know an OS: Linux Mint 17.1
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Better know an OS: Linux Mint 17.1 "Qiana"

If you’re looking for an elegant, high-performance, easy-to-use, highly functional, stable, and maintainable desktop Linux that is a real alternative to Windows and perhaps the most user-friendly distribution available, Linux Mint 17...

10/11/14

Turning the Tabü LED bulb into an open system and bringing it into the IoT
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Turning the Tabü LED bulb into an open system and bringing it into the IoT

The Tabü LED bulbs are clever and very flexible but only over BLE from a smartphone app. Anne van Rosum figured out how to make this closed product open. Tabü should be grateful because Rossum may have given them an entry into the...

10/09/14

Could ultra-cheap, clean energy be just around the corner? The return of Rossi and the E-Cat
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Could ultra-cheap, clean energy be just around the corner? The return of Rossi and the E-Cat

We may be on the verge of a revolution in power generation. Again. A paper published by an independent groups of scientists details the results of a new test of Andrea Rossi’s latest version of his company’s E-Cat technology and the...

10/09/14

Disk images and free disk imaging utilities
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Disk images and free disk imaging utilities

Disk imaging is useful for archiving, backing up, duplicating, and restoring systems and can be used to create virtual machines from physical machines and vice versa. Gibbs discusses the concepts and recommends a selection of free...

10/04/14

Hummingboard: Giving Raspberry Pi a run for less money
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Hummingboard: Giving Raspberry Pi a run for less money

SolidRun’s Hummingboard is a cheap, single board computer that runs Androdi, Debian Linux, and other distros out of the box.

10/03/14

Better Know an OS: Debian GNU/Linux
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Better Know an OS: Debian GNU/Linux

What is Debian GNU/Linux, what does it run on, and how good is it?

10/03/14

Immersion: The surprising history and connections in your messaging network
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Immersion: The surprising history and connections in your messaging network

MIT's Immersion is a browser-based service that connects to your email account on Gmail, MS Exchange, or Yahoo and, after grabbing your metadata, graphs your connections. It can show you who have been the top connections over your...

09/27/14

dtSearch: How to handle Big or even Biggish Data
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dtSearch: How to handle Big or even Biggish Data

Dealing with Big Data, or even just Biggish Data, isn't easy so if you've got a lot of content to search you're going to need something more powerful than the standard tools. dtSearch is just what you need: Fast, capable of indexing...

09/27/14

Bitnami: Making it easy and efficient to test server apps on your desktop and in the cloud

Bitnami: Making it easy and efficient to test server apps on your desktop and in the cloud

Bitnami Stacks are server-based open source applications packaged to a consistent standard with all of the app’s required libraries and dependencies, optimized for performance, and kept updated to the latest stable version. You can...

09/26/14

Predicting crime with Big Data ... welcome to
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Predicting crime with Big Data ... welcome to "Minority Report" for real

Crime has patterns just like everything else humans do when we're viewed as a large enough group. Thus, while individual behavior can be hard to predict, determining the average behavior of a population and then matching individuals...

09/20/14

QNAP Virtualization Station: Thoroughly and completely epically awesome
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QNAP Virtualization Station: Thoroughly and completely epically awesome

Want to run VMs securely and cheaply? QNAP's Virtualization Station add-on app does it all elegantly, efficiently, and for free

09/19/14

The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter: Cheap, hackable, and thoroughly awesome
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The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter: Cheap, hackable, and thoroughly awesome

There's one low-cost platform that will delight everyone who wants to do some serious quadcopter hacking: The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter developed by Bitcraze. It's amazing not just in its design, specification, and performance but for...

09/18/14

A dozen real desks of a dozen real techies

A dozen real desks of a dozen real techies

How does your desk compare?

09/17/14

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