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Magic clock locates your friends
A digital version of the Harry potter clock. Perhaps a bit too much effort to actually make, but the general idea seems useful.
amusing  living-in-the-future  harrypotter  silly  technology  invention  internet-of-things 
september 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Roman "Swiss army knife"
Looks like my leatherman is now IC usable at Odyssey!
amusing  technology  history  Romans 
june 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
We put a chip in it!
'It was just a dumb thing. Then we put a chip in it. Now it's a smart thing.' Smart socks! Smart luggage! Smart baby's dummy!
amusing  living-in-the-future  technology  silly  tumblr 
april 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scientists Might Have Accidentally Solved The Hardest Part Of Building Space Elevators - Yahoo Finance
'science fiction writer Sir Arthur C. Clarke predicted that a space elevator would be built ten years after everybody stopped laughing. By the time he died, in 2008, everybody had.'
Interesting  Awesome  technology  living-in-the-future  space  spaaaaace 
october 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Teenagers hack ATM by bothering to read the instructions
Google instructions. See if they've changed the default passcode. Don't steal money, just set the welcome screen to say it's been hacked, and tell the bank. Realise you're late for your next school lesson…
Awesome  fail  hacking  technology  money  Canada 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Internet hiccups today? You're not alone. Here's why | ZDNet
'Summary: It's not just you. Many Internet providers have been having trouble as they run into long expected (but not adequately prepared for) routing table problems.'
oops  fail  technology  Internet 
august 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Leave it to Australians to resurrect gladiator duels with carbon-fiber suits
'Every time a fighter is dealt a blow, his or her health bar will drop by an amount commensurate to the severity and location of the hit. So in other words, when the first UWM fights kick off in 2015, they’ll probably look a lot like Mortal Kombat, but in real life.'
Awesome  technology  fighting  martial-arts  sport  TV 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
How a password changed my life.
Interesting idea. If I had regular required password changes, I might give it a go
Interesting  technology  psychology  clever  braaaaaains 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Zuckerberg dies turning Facebook back on
'Internet user Tom Logan said: “That’s cool but I was momentarily inconvenienced so fuck him and Facebook, I’m 100 per cent Twitter now.”'
amusing  silly  parody  Facebook  social-media  The-Daily-Mash  technology 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
All Our Patent Are Belong To You | Blog | Tesla Motors
'Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.'
Awesome  humanity;-actually-able-to-do-some-awesome-stuff-after-all  technology  transport  cars  business  patents  news  intellectual-property 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Spider invasion prompts Mazda software fix
Bugs in the system. And pictures of spiders in the story ;)
Warning:BUGS!  amusing  spiders  technology  oops  cars 
april 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - US government set to give up net oversight powers
'asked net overseer Icann to work out how to shift control from the US government to an alternative body …wants the successor controlling body to be made up of both private companies and government representatives.'
Interesting  Internet  USA  technology  government  freedom 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
A different way of reading. Faster, too.
Interesting idea, good for reading stuff where you've got a lot t get through. Not sure I'd want to read stuff I'm reading for pleasure that way though, or at least, I'd want to slow it down quite a bit.
Interesting  technology  clever  reading  living-in-the-future  braaaaaains 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Yahoo 2014 Purchases
A helpful illustration of what Yahoo have been doing with their corporate purchases in the wake of the purchase of Vizify, an infographic-making website.
amusing  infographics  business  Internet  Yahoo  WTF  technology 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
xkcd: Frequency
How often some stuff happens. Strangely hypnotic
clever  XKCD  awesome  interesting  statistics  technology 
february 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
How to make sex 'more awesome' using Google Glass
'A new app developed at a wearable-tech hack day promises to show what your partner sees during sex - and means you could even turn off the lights with just your voice'
sex  technology  wearable-technology  Google-Glass 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Hero Forge wants you to design your own 3D-printable tabletop minis - Crave
'allows you to customise the race, gender, facial expression, pose, physical build, size (28-30 millimetres, three inches and six inches), hairstyle, armour and weapons of an existing base — rather like creating an avatar in an MMORPG.'
Interesting  3D-printing  Kickstarter  Gaming  gaming-minatures  technology  living-in-the-future 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Google Glass driving charge dismissed
'abecause the code she was cited for required proof that the device was in operation'
Interesting  law  technology  crime  USA  wearable-technology  Google-Glass 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Triton not. Dive, or dive not, there is no Triton. | Deep Sea News
To get the needed amount of oxygen, it'd need to be filtering about 6 litres per breath, or 90 per minute. Which it won't be, without a pump.
via-Leum-Dunn  technology  not-actually-Living-in-the-Future  physics  Ye-cannae-break-the-laws-of-physics 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
"Threshold" to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015
One wonders whether the inverse Star Trek rule will continue to apply (odd numbered versions of Windows are good, even numbered are crap)
Interesting  technology  computers  Windows  Windows-8  operating-systems  Microsoft 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Metal 3D printing and six key shifts in the 'second industrial revolution'
'From a 3D printer that you can build from stuff lying around the house to 3D printing steel, food or plastic in the home'
3D-printing  awesome  interesting  living-in-the-future  technology 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Sony files patent for vibrating 'SmartWig' - Telegraph
'would include ultrasound sensors, a camera and laser pointer, creating a subtle wearable computer than could provide sat-nav style directions or monitor your health'
weird  technology  wearable-technology  living-in-the-future  interesting 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Decline in US BitTorrent traffic, says study
'Meanwhile, other video content is riding high - with NetFlix and YouTube accounting for 50% of all net traffic.' Suggests people do go for getting things legally, when it's available in the right way.
netflix  copyright  piracy  youtube  bittorrent  technology  interesting 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Proverbial Wallets Keep You Informed About Your Spending
'the pocket-sized cases are meant to help you pay better attention to your spending at a time when most of your transactions are done using debit cards and credit cards, instead of cash'
technology  living-in-the-future  gadgets  money  clever  interesting  internet 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record for Edge smartphone
Dear BBC; try and get someone who understands crowdfunding to write about it? 'Canonical would have to return all the money if it does not reach the target.' — no it wouldn't, as it doesn't *get* the cash unless it reaches the goal.
BBC  crowdfunding  living-in-the-future  technology  fail  news  smartphones  phones 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Intervision Song Contest - Wikipedia
'The competition had an interesting way of voting. Because lot of citizens did not have phones, viewers would turn on lights if they liked the song or turned them off if they didn’t like the song. According to load experienced on the electrical network, points were granted accordingly to each contestant.'
music  technology  posttofacebook  clever  interesting  voting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Solar Impulse plane lands in Phoenix
A plane powered only by the Sun has completed the first leg of a journey that aims to cross the US.
awesome  clever  environment  science  solar  technology  interesting 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Huge cyber attack, possibly slowing down general Web traffic
'a web hosting service lashed out at one of the world's biggest spam email blocking services.'
interesting  Internet  technology 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
LibreOffice for Android “frustratingly close” to release | Ars Technica
Which is frustrating for me too, as I'd like to use it. Ah well, there appear to be a few other options.
android  cloud  libre-office  open-source  posttofacebook  smartphones  technology  interesting 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Apple introducing extra protection against hackers | Technology | guardian.co.uk
'Two-factor authentication for iCloud and other services aims to help guard against hackers trying to access peoples' accounts'
technology  posttofacebook  hacking  Apple  PSA  useful  security  internet 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Train Wi-Fi and mobile access expected to be in Osborne's budget giveaway | Politics | The Guardian
Some 12 out of 25 rail franchise operators still don't have Wi-Fi – chancellor expected to offer an inducement to them to install it
budget  politics  technology  transport  money  westminster  UK  interesting  internet  trains 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
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