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Video: Hover car concept lifts off
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5/29/2012   17 comments
In 2011, Volkswagen launched its "People’s Car" project, soliciting ideas for futuristic visions and concepts that could be made into reality.
Best of the web – May 25
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Blogs from around the web that made my “best of the web” list this week…
What were they thinking: Facebook IPO
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5/25/2012   5 comments
Facebook didn’t have a great IPO. Was it greed, was it misinformation, was it deceitful…
Tweet-a-Thief uses social media to fight crime
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5/24/2012   3 comments
Tweetathief was established to provide a central portal for people to post about lost and stolen items, pets, or people…
Can you handle an All Programmable Planet?
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5/22/2012   Post a comment
Actually, you don’t have much of a choice, because it’s here already!
What were they thinking: Chicken Tikka Masala
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5/18/2012   4 comments
Who invented Chicken Tikka Masala, and while we are about it, where did the term curry come from...
Best of the web – May 18
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Blogs from around the web that made my “best of the web” list this week…
Something smells
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5/16/2012   Post a comment
Is this cool, or what? As you know, sensors are increasingly taking over our five senses in an ever-growing number of applications.
The most beautiful words in the English Language are...
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5/14/2012   32 comments
This is the sort of thing that, once you see it, you can’t fail to have your own thoughts and suggestions...
The fascination of Max
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5/12/2012   10 comments
In which a reader asks ... a lot of questions pertaining to the "Magnificence of Max"
Is this a map of dark matter or the "fools gold" equivalent?
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5/11/2012   22 comments
Like Winnie the Pooh, I am a bear of simple brain, and many things confuse and confound me. One such topic is that of dark matter.
Best of the web – May 11
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Blogs from around the web that made my “best of the web” list this week…
Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, and Thunderbirds
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5/9/2012   29 comments
My mind is churning away thinking about the various different genres of television programs I used to watch as a kid circa the early 1960s.
Well, this certainly took me by surprise...
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5/8/2012   16 comments
This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge...
The Lone Ranger and Tonto go camping...
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5/7/2012   19 comments
When I was a young kid in England, I used to love the black-and-white American TV program called The Lone Ranger...
Clipix – is this the tool we've all been waiting for?
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5/3/2012   11 comments
The Web has become an indispensable tool. The only problem is keeping track of all the places you've been and the things you've seen.
Yet another threat to your PC, but this one looks to be real...
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5/1/2012   13 comments
I'm so used to receiving fake "doom and gloom" emails that it comes as something of a surprise to run across a real, legitimate menace...


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