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Safety Tech: Self-Security In The 21st Century

Recently, a video was released of a woman, Shoshana Roberts, walking through the streets of New York, being harassed as she goes. Putting aside issues (and there are issues) of the races that were edited out, it’s important to note that her experience was quite sadly typical for a New Yorker. The culture of the New […]

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Tesla Hopes To Speed Electric Car Growth By Releasing Patents

Source: Wired.com

Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors, has taken a huge step by releasing all the patents behind the electric roadster. That means the tech that built one of the biggest tech shifts in car history is now open source. Anyone can build a car this way (having the skills to do that though is […]

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Killswitch Engage!

Hey, remember Killswitch Engage? The metalcore band formed back in 1999 from bands like Aftershock and Overcast? Not as popular as Atreyu? Those guys. Well, this article isn’t about them.   This is about why your cellphone doesn’t have a remotely activated kill switch that you can use to brick your phone when it gets […]

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Google For The Classroom Learns A Valuable Lesson

Education is a growing market in the world of the internet. Globally, it’s worth $4.4 trillion. The U.S. makes up a quarter of that, with the K — 12 market being worth $7.5 Billion alone. A lot of people in Start-Up Land want a slice of that pie. With any luck, the Texas State Board […]

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When Will The Watch Dogs Be Let Out?

One of the more eagerly anticipated games of 2013 2014 is UbiSoft’s open-world hacking game Watch Dogs. Originally slated for a November 2013 release for “all home consoles” (including the Wii-U), it will now be released on May 27, 2014. A William Gibson novel made into bytes, it’s set in a futuristic Chicago where every […]

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CodeBabes.com: Sexism’s Newest Face In Technology

In tech industry-heavy cities, there’s a running joke that goes like this:  “I have been displaced from my residence because rent has gone up 200 percent and insanely wealthy young tech workers are moving into my place.” “Urr, what are you, stupid!? Just learn to code.” Okay, it’s not much of a joke and it’s […]

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Four Awesome Google Street View Hacks

We’ve used Google Maps’ Street View (GSV) to look at our houses, our jobs, and to cyber stalk the places we used to live. I’ve seen the since-wrecked pick-up I used to own parked outside job sites with a twinge of loss. I use Street View to see what kinds of venues bands are playing […]

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Techfiction: The Surprising, And Anachronistic, Tech In The World Of Noah

Recently, members of the Techcitement Crew were subjected to the movie Noah by Darren Aronofsky via the Ludovico Technique. Thanks, Dr. Brodsky! The movie based around the Biblical flood stars Russell Crowe as a bearded, rage-filled, and shouting Noah. Some of us found the movie to be a tired, slightly derivative work, wandering off the […]

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Techfiction: The Falcon Soars In Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I was lucky enough to see a free screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night and the movie is full of awesome tech. There are three highly techciting key elements to the story that I will refrain from going into, as they would be massive spoilers. We’ve previously covered Cap’s shield and the Black […]

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Put Down The Phone And Save A Life

As a tech site, most of what we deal with is very much considered to be “first world problems” (a phrase already rife with issues of its own). We have the luxury of being concerned about which company bought which, talk about how much we want the newest tablet, or how some pundit said some […]

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