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February 29, 2012

What is a Raspberry Pi and why you should care

Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer that runs Linux for, drum-roll please, $35.


February 28, 2012

ClassPager Lets Teachers Quiz and Remind Students Via SMS


Google offers $1 million reward to hackers who exploit Chrome

Google has pledged cash prizes totaling $1 million to people who successfully hack its Chrome browser at next week’s CanSecWest security conference.

Google will reward winning contestants with prizes of $60,000, $40,000, and $20,000 depending on the severity of the exploits they demonstrate on Windows 7 machines running the browser. Members of the company’s security team announced the Pwnium contest on their blog on Monday. There is no splitting of winnings, and prizes will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis until the $1 million threshold is reached.

February 27, 2012

OnLive Desktop Plus Hands On: They Put Windows on My iPad


Adobe Photoshop Touch

Adobe has done a great job with Photoshop Touch: it’s one of the very best iPad apps to date. As far as I am concerned, Adobe has matched the quality of Apple’s iPad apps like Pages and iMovie in creating Photoshop Touch. Adobe has made appropriate compromises in bringing Photoshop to the iPad, making considered design choices that fit in with the iPad and exploiting the philosophies the iPad embodies: simplicity and an enjoyable experience. (more…)

Mercedes-Benz integrates iPhone, Siri into all-new A-Class

The paradigm has shifted. Normally an automaker’s range-topper gets the latest and greatest technology, but with the introduction of the all-new A-ClassMercedes-Benz is flipping that order on its head.

At next month’s Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes will show off the next A-Class and with it, its updatedCOMAND infotainment system. The user interface has undergone a complete overhaul, ditching the black and beige color scheme for a sharp, modern, three-dimensional design and a range of new features and functions, nearly all of which are centered on the iPhone 4S.

February 24, 2012

Brainwave-controlled skateboard is totally mental

Chaotic Moon Labs’ Board of Imagination from Chaotic Moon Studios on Vimeo.


February 22, 2012

How to Remove Your Google Web History Before The New Privacy Policy Change

Google recently announced it was unifying its privacy policies and would be sharing the data it collects about users between all of its products, starting March 1st. That means your web searches and sites you visit will be combined with other Google products like Google Plus and YouTube. If you’d rather avoid that, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reminds us you can remove your Google search history and stop it from being recorded.

Apple confirms plans to build data center in Oregon

Apple, the computer and tech giant, is building a large, energy-efficient data center at Maiden, N.C. -- and has now confirmed plans to build a facility in Prineville

Tech giant’s secret project to construct another large data center in the country’s Northwest is revealed.

A 160-acre parcel of land has been signed over to Apple and will be used to build a data center, an Oregon TV station reported today, confirming a long-standing rumor.

February 20, 2012

Eyes don’t lie: understanding users’ first impressions on website design using eye tracking

Websites are becoming more prevalent these days. They need to create a favorable first impression on the users during initial exposure. After allocating their attention to stimuli, users form a cognitive representation of the visual information leading to first impression. Hence, first impression is important to evaluate the effectiveness of a website. (more…)

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