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Watch a DJ control a Tesla coil with his turntable.

Link to original post: http://makezine.com/2015/05/22/dj-uses-intel-edison-revolutionize-scratching/ It doesn’t get much better than the world renowned DJ Qbert scratching insanely fast, except when every scratch is not just expressed as sound, but also sparks off of a tesla coil. That’s exactly what … Read the rest of this entry

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Test shows if your ISP is throttling your speeds.

Link to original post: http://tnw.to/p3Pyu While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules … Read the rest of this entry

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ATM malware, controlled by a text message, spews cash

The malware can cause a cash machine to start churning out bills http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/032514-atm-malware-controlled-by-a-280030.html By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service  March 25, 2014 12:51 AM ET A group of enterprising cybercriminals have figured out how to get cash from a certain … Read the rest of this entry

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These companies are tracking the fitness of their employees

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/17/why-companies-are-tracking-the-fitness-of-their-employees As the quantified self movement grows, a number of companies are looking to smartphone apps to deliver data-driven insights to create a more productive workforce by Siraj Datoo theguardian.com, Monday 17 March 2014 12.49 EDT Staff at a London … Read the rest of this entry

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Oppo’s Find 7 boasts up to 1440p display, 2.5GHz Snapdragon and 50MP photos

by By Alex Dobie | Mar 19 2014 | 6:58 am  Original Article Two flavors of Oppo’s new high-end phone launching in China this spring Chinese manufacturer Oppo has taken the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone, the Find 7. … Read the rest of this entry

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How to Disable Unwanted Background Applications in Windows 7 and 8

By Suhail Ajmal On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Link Being a Windows user, you might have experienced your PC getting slow. This is so common with Windows and no doubt very annoying. In a Windows machine several programs start functioning in the … Read the rest of this entry

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25 old school websites for 25 years of the internet!

by Ben Davis 12 March 2014 16:14 Original Post The internet is 25 years old. Did you use it today? And yesterday? Wow, it’s really catching on. Here are some old websites from 1994 to 1998, when the web was in … Read the rest of this entry

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Engineers Allege Hiring Collusion in Silicon Valley

By DAVID STREITFELDFEB. 28, 2014 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/01/technology/engineers-allege-hiring-collusion-in-silicon-valley.html SAN FRANCISCO — Tech companies love new ideas, unless they belong to someone else. Then any breakthroughs must be neutralized or bought. Silicon Valley executives know all too well that a competitor’s unchecked innovation … Read the rest of this entry

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Choosing A Secure Password

As insecure as passwords generally are, they’re not going away anytime soon. Every year you have more and more passwords to deal with, and every year they get easier and easier to break. You need a strategy. By Bruce Schneier … Read the rest of this entry

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Google’s working on a phone that maps your physical surroundings

Feb 21, 2014 – 2 hours ago Brandon Bailey @ San Jose Mercury News http://www.siliconbeat.com/2014/02/21/googles-working-on-a-phone-that-maps-your-physical-surroundings/ Why would you want such a phone? Google is inviting developers to help come up with applications, and it’s posted some ideas on a website … Read the rest of this entry

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