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American Science and Engineering (AS&E) just released a tiny new X-ray gun with some impressive capabilities. Roughly the size of a breadbox, the Mini Z Backscatter imaging system can find contraband in bags and see through car doors. It could also someday also be plugged into Oculus Rift for a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
Digital ID cards are still a rarity in most countries, but they're a staple of everyday life in Estonia -- locals use them for everything from e-voting to buying mass transit tickets. You currently have to live in the country to take advantage of... Source: Category: Battlefield Hardline Kidd... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
Everyone knows you should drink plenty of fluids when playing sports, but hydration actually becomes an exact science when the pride of your nation is at stake during something like the World Cup. That's why at this year's tournament, Brazil's soccer team is using specially-designed Gatorade bottles that track how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
YouTube is about to get a whole lot better, with a slew of new features freshly announced at this year's VidCon. Google's video wing will soon get support for clips running at 48-and-60 frames-per-second, which should be perfect for video game... Source: Tags: michelle wie Sean Lee floyd mayweather... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
Our relationship with Japan has improved considerably over the last several decades, but this chummy relationship definitely has its limits, which manifests specifically inAmerica's unwillingness to sell Japan any of our new F-22s. That's why Japan has decided to build a better warbird than the Raptor, all on its own.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
Happy solstice, friends! The longest day of the year is a fitting end to a week with Amazon's new Fire Phone, the first electric Harley-Davidson, a scuffle between Ikea and its most popular unofficial fan site, and of course, Yo. Missed something? Here's the best stuff we wrote this week.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
The boffins at Lego seem to understand that it is getting harder for kids to tear their eyes away from a tablet or a smartphone (Angry Birds Epic anyone?), which is why they're introducing a new series of game sets that allows you to translate real world brick building to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
The Department of Commerce just lifted a ban on satellite images that showed features smaller than 20 inches. The nation's largest satellite imaging firm, Digital Globe, asked the government to lift the restrictions and can now sell images showing details as small as a foot. A few inches may seem... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
I must have some uncanny ability to hide bottles whenever someone busts out a camera, because I know I'm tagged in more than a few drunken photos on Facebook. According to Social Sweepster, though, the most scandalous images of me online include an... Source: Category: Casey Kasem TSLA Mt... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a new RSS newsreader for iPad, updates... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
EE is looking to pull out of its partnership with Carphone Warehouse, with a decision to be reached following a review of its consumer retail strategy. Should the largest mobile operator in the UK terminate dealings with the retailer, it will be a sizeable blow leaving just O2 and Vodafone... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
Holy crap! Calvin & Hobbes' creator Bill Watterson has been secretly drawing a comic strip! Nobody knew it except Stephan Pastis, the author of Pearls Before Swine. You're looking at his artwork right above these lines—the first two panels are drawn by the legendary cartoonist, the third by Pastis. Read... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
As convenient as e-books may be, lending them to friends is a headache; copyright woes notwithstanding, it's simply hard to show what you have on offer. Vodafone Romania just made things a bit easier, though. Its new Digital Library Wallpaper gives... Source: Category: Minnesota Wild sf giants selena Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
Apple's iOS gamepad protocols have spawned some solid mobile button solutions, but they all have the same fundamental problem: portability. The appeal of mobile games is mobility -- it's not fun to lug around a spare controller on the off chance you... Source: Category: Creepypasta DOROTHY HODGKIN Kim Novak... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
LeVar Burton had no trouble crowdfunding Reading Rainbow for the web; now, he'd like your help bringing it to living rooms and pockets everywhere. His team has announced a $5 million stretch goal that, if reached, will port his literary initiative to... Source: Related Topics: Steve Kerr FedEx shooting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
Wouldn't it have been great if we'd covered last year's HTC One just before the replacement arrived? Clearly. Since the calendar didn't work out like that, however, let's instead take this moment to commence a post-mortem on one of the most... Source: Category: mars tesla Veronica Mars Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
At this point, you don't need me to tell you how great this camera is. I will tell you though that it's the lowest price we've seen on it that didn't require a paid REI membership, and you should be able to avoid tax in most states. [GoPro Hero3+ Black,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
Chinese and U.S. digitial policies don't always see eye-to-eye , but now China's government agencies, including the People's Bank of China and the Ministry of Finance, are asking the nation's banks to remove the IBM servers over security fears. Read more... Source: Similar Articles: Jimmy Garoppolo flyers Cliven Bundy... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
Even if you're careful about choosing how and where your email is sent, chances are you reply to plenty of messages sent from Gmail. And, as it turns out, that probably means that Google has most of your email, whether you like it or not. Read more... Source: Tags:... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
If the thought of putting anything green in your mouth leaves you gagging, this adorable and remarkably life-like lettuce umbrella might help slowly acclimate you to accepting vegetables into your life. And it probably goes without saying that it will keep you dry as well. Read more... Source: Tags:... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
This week in Tech Reads: DIY electronic brain stimulation, a chat with the man who invented the browser tab, the strange hi-caffeine soda that fuels Germany's hackers, and so much more! Read more... Source: Tags: amanda knox UFC 172 Results record store day the voice arizona Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
Remember Camera and Poke , two of Facebook's standalone apps? No? Apparently, you're not alone. In fact, so few people remembered to use the apps that the apps existed at all that Facebook saw fit to kill them once and for all. Rest in peace, Poke and Camera. We hardly... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
If you think you can control an octopus, you're wrong. They're like the bad guys in movies who always manage to escape. Not only can those evil magicians of the ocean try to vanish through instant camouflage , they can also open up a jar when they're trapped inside that... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
Rovio has announced a Flappy Bird-inspired game called Retry, currently soft-launched in Canada. It features the familiar one-touch controls and extremely sensitive impact areas of the insanely difficult physics game, but lathers on the retro graphics, an old-school aviation theme, and a much wider variety of levels. Retry is being... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog
Have you ever seen the toenails of your grandfather and thought he might be a troll? Those yellow, misshapen and brittle nails tend to make small children cringe, and in response, he wears knee high black socks with sandals. Read more... Source: Tags: May the Fourth be with you... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Forsmarkjmarine9's blog