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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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Just Because You’re Paranoid… Part 1: Securing Your Email

The news has been awash with stories lately of how the National Security Agency has the ability to access the telephone records and internet usage patterns of Americans and possibly others around the globe. Our own website featured an article on this subject when the story first broke over a week ago. While bringing down a […]

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NSA Demands Verizon Turn Over Caller Database

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Do […]

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Motorola And Apple Look To Texas For Made In U.S.A. Tech

Pop quiz: What was the last smartphone to be built in the United State of America? If you gave any answer other than “none,” you’re wrong. Back at the start of 2012, the New York Times detailed why so much tech manufacturing is based out of China, which basically boils down to infrastructure. Odds are […]

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Kindle Worlds: What’s The Harm?

Guest writer Greg Hatcher has been a professional magazine writer and editor for 21 years and currently writes the weekly Fridays With Hatcher feature, now in its eighth year at Comics Should Be Good. In addition to that, he teaches writing for high school and middle school students as part of the Young Authors program […]

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Unimpressive 3D Printed Zip Gun Drives Internet Insane

I’ve got to admit that I’m not nearly as impressed with crypto-anarchist Cody Wilson, his Defense Distributed organization, or its 3D printable handgun, the Liberator, as the rest of the internet seems to be. Most everywhere I’ve looked for the last several days I’ve seen headline after overwrought headline claiming that this new handgun design is a radical game changer […]

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