Category Archives: computer apps and gadgets

You Can Now Let Your Finger Do the Reading


Let Your Finger Do The Reading With This Great Device From MIT Media Lab ‘Trace a page with your finger and Finger Reader will read it out loud for you. The device, currently in development by the MIT Media Lab, … Continue reading

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Why do Cell Phone Calls Still Suck?


‘The IEEE’s Spectrum magazine just published a good article on the subject, “All smart, no phone: Cellular carriers are dragging their heels over technology to improve voice quality,” that identifies the core problems and the technology fixes that can help. … Continue reading

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Was ‘Charmine Chou’ a social experiment for case study?


Sexy FB posts get OFW in trouble with Saudi authorities ‘In the spirit of balance reporting, we are posting screenshots of the public posts cum explanation made by a certain Suzy Bautista, said to be a Master of Arts student … Continue reading

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Facebook Joins Networks with Disaster Apps


Facebook Can Now Help You Out During Disasters ‘Despite the frivolous nature of most social media interactions, Facebook’s latest new feature is intended for use only in serious situations. Unveiled today in Japan, Safety Check notifications are pushed to users … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Gun for Just $1,200


The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home ‘When Cody Wilson revealed the world’s first fully 3-D printed gun last year, he showed that the “maker” movement has enabled anyone to create a working, lethal firearm … Continue reading

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Hack Into a Computer by Simply Touching It


‘…This research is a side-channel attack. The metal parts of a laptop, such as the shielding around USB ports, and heatsink fins, are notionally all at a common ground level. However, this level undergoes tiny fluctuations due to the electric … Continue reading

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Is Web Browsing Copyright Infringement?


Publishers claim so but the EU Court of Justice says no ‘Europeans may browse the Internet without fear of infringing copyrights, as the EU Court of Justice ruled Thursday in a decision that ends a four-year legal battle threatening the … Continue reading

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