Leap Motion

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Remember the bit in Minority Report where Tom Cruise moves things around on a screen by hand movements? Well the technology is here, and without the gloves – brought to you by Leap Motion, and costing just €89.99. Watch the video below, and check out their...
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WIRED’s security special

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In case you don’t know it, Wired is probably the best tech magazine around. They have just put together a security special, an accessible guide to encryption tools already on the market. In a world where cybercrime is transferring wealth on an unprecedented...
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Poets’ day

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Your view of the typical hacker is probably that they are a social misfit who spends all their waking hours (which are usually the hours of darkness) bent over their keyboards and typing impenetrable lines of program code into a remote system far far away, and...
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A glitch in time saves 9 minutes

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There’s a little gem of a restaurant near us. You know, one of those places where the service is with a smile, the food is beautifully cooked by Mae, the beer is cold and best of all, the expat and tourist hordes haven’t found it yet. No, I’m not...
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Don’t spoil the ship for a ha’porth of tar

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First of all, a bit of history for younger readers: Back in the good old days we had halfpennies, which we pronounced ha’pennies. A halfpenny was worth – believe it or not – half a penny. But as prices increased, a halfpenny wasn’t really worth very much at all, and...
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Will Artifical Intelligence destroy humanity?

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Probably most people have seen Terminator, and are aware of the idea of machines becoming intelligent enough to outsmart the human race, and then decide that it would be a better world without the humans, and so decide to get rid of them. Recently some very smart...
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Behind the scenes at WordPress

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Every second, somewhere in the world four babies and two WordPress blogs are born. When those babies are old enough to blog, Facebook might not be the dominant social network anymore. But WordPress, the 11-year-old open source blog software, might just be their...
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HTTPS Everywhere

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HTTPS Everywhere is produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted...
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Ghostery

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Ghostery is a free privacy browser extension for Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Google Chrome. It enables its users to easily detect and block web bugs, that are objects embedded in a web page, invisible to the user, that allow the...
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Google Sharing

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Google already know lots about you: from your Google searches and use of Google maps – and via Google Analytics (used on many websites) they know about websites you’ve viewed that you didn’t even use Google to find. The easy-to-install googlesharing...
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