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The Internet. Useful sites and software. How-To's. Cyborg angst: 5 ways computers will perplex us in 2039 - tech - 30 April 2014. Read full article Continue reading page |1|2 Brain chips mean we are struggling to distinguish our own thoughts from ideas implanted by advertisers.

Cyborg angst: 5 ways computers will perplex us in 2039 - tech - 30 April 2014

Self-driving cars restrict old-school human drivers to special recreation parks. And the optimal number of fingers is 12.5. Confused? CHI normally means investigating better ways for people to interact with devices we have now, but last week attendees at the annual conference in Toronto, Canada, got ahead of themselves. 8 Online Fads You Didn't Know Were Invented Decades Ago. Hacking... yeah, we've all been there, right guys?

8 Online Fads You Didn't Know Were Invented Decades Ago

Breaking into some poor bastard's CPU, flooding his library scripts, remotely exploding his water heater... OK, we have no idea what hacking really is, but we are fairly sure it has something to do with computers and the Internet. Hacking! Forget WiFi, It's LiFi: Internet Through Lightbulbs. Whether you’re using wireless internet in a coffee shop, stealing it from the guy next door, or competing for bandwidth at a conference, you’ve probably gotten frustrated at the slow speeds you face when more than one device is tapped into the network.

Forget WiFi, It's LiFi: Internet Through Lightbulbs

As more and more people—and their many devices—access wireless internet, clogged airwaves are going to make it increasingly difficult to latch onto a reliable signal. But radio waves are just one part of the spectrum that can carry our data. What if we could use other waves to surf the internet? One German physicist, Harald Haas, has come up with a solution he calls “data through illumination”—taking the fiber out of fiber optics by sending data through an LED lightbulb that varies in intensity faster than the human eye can follow. It’s the same idea behind infrared remote controls, but far more powerful. The 5 Worst Error Messages in the History of Technology. Error messages are a necessary evil.

The 5 Worst Error Messages in the History of Technology

We live in a world filled with complicated things that break in complicated ways. 6 Mind-Blowing Discoveries Made Using Google Earth. 3 Reasons to Fear the New Gun That Can Post to Facebook. A gun company named TrackingPoint recently figured that, since we now have smart cars and smartphones, why not sell a "smart rifle"?

3 Reasons to Fear the New Gun That Can Post to Facebook

Since no one else was around to answer that question, they actually went ahead and made the thing: Meet the TrackPoint XS1, which can do everything from guiding shots to streaming video. Also, it has motherfucking USB ports. TrackingPoint"Now I can charge my PS3 remote AND shoot animals! " 1960s Braun Products Hold the Secrets to Apple's Future. Advertising vs reality: Broadband speed gap widens. 15 Real Sci-Fi Technologies About to Change the World Slideshow. Driverless cars, pilotless planes … will there be jobs left for a human being?

Suddenly a robotised, automated economic reality is moving off the science fiction pages and into daily life.

Driverless cars, pilotless planes … will there be jobs left for a human being?

The growing use of unmanned battlefield drones is encouraging the growth of pilotless commercial aircraft – the first ever flew in British airspace last month. 5 Computer Hacks from Movies You Won't Believe Are Possible. Can a computer virus communicate via your speakers? - tech - 14 November 2013. Dragos Ruiu first became suspicious when he was installing a new version of Apple's OS X onto his MacBook. Unasked, his laptop also started to update its BIOS – which boots up the OS and choreographs use of disc drives and memory. 20 must-know Windows 8 tips and tricks.

Google to offer free taxis to restaurants, casinos and more. According to the patent, journeys would be paid for by advertisersGoogle would use location data to show ads on phones, or bus stopsBusiness would consider whether potential profits outweighs the costs In the future, journeys could be carried out by Google's self-driving cars By Victoria Woollaston Published: 11:50 GMT, 24 January 2014 | Updated: 08:48 GMT, 27 January 2014 Next time you fancy a romantic meal for two, or a trip to the cinema, you could be taken there in a free taxi, courtesy of Google.

Google to offer free taxis to restaurants, casinos and more

An Update is Available for Your Computer. The World of Tomorrow (If The Internet Disappeared Today) The 6 Most Ill-Conceived Video Game Accessories Ever. Every time a new console comes out, there's a flood of accessories made to help people get the most out of their gaming session.

The 6 Most Ill-Conceived Video Game Accessories Ever

Customized colors, shapes, decals for the style conscious, game genies for those who like to play a game on God Mode and comfort grips for the endurance gamer. Then there are accessories made by companies that are clearly run by mad scientists. The idea: You can play the Wii in your car. The Reality: You can crash your car while playing the Wii in your car. 6 Disasters Caused by Poorly Designed User Interfaces. Until humans learn how to command machines with their minds (or vice versa), we're always going to need some sort of menu, control panel or whatever to interact with our machines and tell them to do our jobs for us.

6 Disasters Caused by Poorly Designed User Interfaces

And these controls had better be really freaking clear, and simple, and easy to use. A speedometer doesn't do any good if, say, it's mounted inside the glove box and requires you to do calculus to read it. Yet in the real world, you run into interfaces that are almost that bad. Friends Don't Let Friends Use IE. YOU ARE HERE: Memebase / Very Demotivational / Friends Don't Let Friends Use IE What's Hot on Memebase Right Now Share: Friends Don't Let Friends Use IE Favorite. $25 gadget lets hackers seize control of a car - tech - 17 July 2013. The Best Way to Actually Fix Computers. 8 Things You Won't Believe Can Be Hacked. If movies are to be believed, hackers are mostly kept busy fighting the man with CGI animations of smiley faces, or else dwelling in the darkest corners of their mothers' basements and doing purely nerdy stuff that never affects the real world.

8 Things You Won't Believe Can Be Hacked

But neither assumption is true: Hacking does not look like a rad skateboarder busting a kickflip over an onyx tower, and hackers do gain access to things that can affect your daily life ... and sometimes, even end it. #8. Google Glass Might Change Everything. Smart dust computers are no bigger than a snowflake - tech - 26 April 2013. Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap? The Large Hadron Collider was built in the pursuit of pure science, but research into quantum mechanics might soon yield enormous benefits for computing. Photograph: Rex Features. DARPA combines human brains and 120-megapixel cameras to create the ultimate military threat detection system.