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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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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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Faraday Cages In Your Kitchen

Paranoiacs rejoice! Last week, Heather Murphy of the New York Times explained that Edward Snowden had lawyers place their cell phones in a refrigerator to block the signals, using the fridge as a makeshift Faraday cage. Murphy quoted Adam Harvey, a countersurveillance products designer, who said that a martini shaker is a foolproof Faraday cage that can […]

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Google Celebrates LGBT Pride Month With Search Engine Easter Egg

In a post earlier this month on the Google+ home for Life at Google, the company spoke up about its involvement in LGBT Pride Month. From Silicon Valley LGBTQ mixers to Hangouts with Google Executives, planning a successful Google Pride is about more than coordinating the colors of the rainbow. Gayglers from all departments of […]

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Senator Wendy Davis Versus Texas Republicans; Internet Versus 24-Hour News Networks

Moments ago, a riot and a revolution almost happened in Texas over women’s reproduction rights, but according to TV news, there was nothing worth reporting. The thousands of people viewing the live feed of the proceedings, the people reporting on social media like Twitter and Facebook, and the throngs of people numbering in the high […]

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Edward Snowden Boards Wikileaks Airlines

Edward Snowden has taken the world on a wild ride over the last two and a half weeks, revealing first a pair of massive NSA surveillance programs, and then his own identity, motives, and level of access to the sort of information he revealed. This weekend, Snowden himself became the focus of the story. On […]

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