UCLA Engineers Create Energy-Generating LCD Screen
I somehow think that the point was NOT to convert the backlight into energy. But rather to convert external light sources, such as the sunlight into extra battery.
I almost thought it was obvious.
Verizon Cracks Down On Jailbreak Tethering
Either you get rid of unlimited accounts and charge by the GB, in which case it shouldn't matter to you whether those GBs are from the phone or tethered. Or you restrict tethering because people on unlimited accounts are using too much bandwidth while tethered. Charging for tethering while at the same time charging per GB is trying to have your cake and eat it too.
The FTC should step in and make it illegal to advertise bandwidth as "x GB" if the carrier puts restrictions on exactly what is and isn't allowed in those GB. At the very least it should come with an asterisk and a disclosure of limitations at the bottom of the ad. That way people know not to compare GB* to GB.
Good luck trying to impose that. I might be shooting my karma, but what the phone companies are doing is not illegal, and it isn't unexpected. Just like a private person has the right to decide whether you agree to the terms set by contract, the company has right to decide whether to sell you the contract or not.
If you do not agree and think this style of contract is making them lose huge amounts of business... Go ahead and start your own telecom company.
Verizon Cracks Down On Jailbreak Tethering
Assuming they are doing it by packet inspection: Just run a strongly encrypted VPN to your home server, and use that internet connection. All Verizon will see is VPN traffic, which is legal.
At the point that you connect to VPN using cell phone, it's semi-obvious you're tethering.
UAV Helicopter Flies 12 Hours Charged By Laser
I understand the concept behind this, but how do they keep the sharks pointed at the helicopter?
IdeaPad U1, What We Wanted the iPad To Be
Then again, I don't own any mp3 players or phones with cameras.
Sorry, Sir! I will get off your lawn momentarily!
Microsoft Invents Price-Gouging the Least Influential
When Microsoft starts to emulate Mafia Wars to entice people random-invite, I start getting worried
NASA's LCROSS Mission Proves Lunar Ice Suspicions
I hear there's vast supplies of Unobtainium, Neverfindium and Nanananaimgettingpaidforthissium to be found on the moon.
Microsoft Patents Sudo's Behavior
Coders often want to get paid by their PHBs as well. Unless a company can maintain atleast some sort of competitive advantage against the rivals, guess what'll happen to the coders.
Why Doesn’t Exercise Lead to Weight Loss?
So exercise without changing from very high calory diet didn't work that well?
Don't expect just exercise or just changing your diet to do miracles. Every single diet (not counting surgical procedures) is STILL resting on exercising more and reducing the calorie intake.
Landmark Health Insurance Bill Passes House
Immigrants and illegal immigrants are not the same thing. America was not built on illegal immigrant labor.
Tell that to the indians.
Evolution's Path May Lead To Shorter, Heavier Women
DNA does not care about what a person does for living, nor about their wealth. But suggesting that those who breed less are genetically inferior is jumping to absurdity.
Even natural selection doesn't care particularly about how many offspring an animal gets, what matters more is the chance that the genes will have passed to the future. Even though the rich are a smaller group with relatively little contact to the poorest segments, they are unlikely to disappear as they can afford to defend their rights, both now and for their future offspring.
If natural selection was simply a function of numbers, we (and all mammals at that) have already failed in comparison to bacteria and viruses.
Hulu Blocks International Access Via Witopia
Your countries are often at fault themselves. For example, many European nations insist on translating US programs into the local language.
That's mostly just France you're thinking of.
Xerox Claims Printable Electronics Breakthrough
So, how long till people start downloading designs to print them out at home?
The Monrovian Analog Blogger
While the joke was appreciated, he did mention that many of the people there that use his service are the ones too poor to pay for newspapers. That was the original reason why he decided to go with this.
There are places where people actually cannot afford the paper that the news would be printed on.
Russia Develops Spaceship With Nuclear Engine
Is it really a direct nuclear engine, or just the generator to power something like a VASIMR or Hall Effect Thruster? There's a pretty big difference. For the second, as a power source, nuclear power has already been used for a while. Not as a full-blown fissile reactor, but rather a nuclear battery.
Why AT&T Killed iPhone Google Voice
For the record, MS actually did allow user to have other companies providing key services, and allowed even before MS was forced to separate IE from the system.
Also you're completely free to fill up a pepsi bottle with Coke for your own private use. No-one's going to stop you.
Unlike when you wish to use a program/service Apple isn't particularly fond of.
Ten Ways To Destroy a Hard Disk
Made once something like that using 1.4kg of that stuff (don't ask). The pillar of fire was impressive and it burned for about 10 seconds. Even the forest some kilometer away looked almost bright like during daylight. Only after the awe was over realized how dangerous the stuff was, as it managed to vaporize 12 layers of aluminum folio and just about half a meter of earth from under it.
I'm willing to bet it could do something nasty to a harddrive though.
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