Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners
What's the obsession with metal frames? Message boards are filled with hipsters ranting about how cheap a plastic frame looks.
Whenever I get a new phone, the first thing I do is wrap it in a plastic protector to protect the body.
Animal Behaviour Specialists Map Out the Social Networks of Cows
Cows have best friends.
KDE Releases Plasma 5
I see Apple's flat style is continuing to be copied^H^H^H used as inspiration for UI developers.
Linux Mint 17 KDE Released
I only just installed Kubuntu 14.04 over the weekend. Can't be arsed to go through all that again.
Scientists Find Method To Reliably Teleport Data
I still don't think teleporting would leave the soul intact. To the observer, the result may act and behave in the same way before the teleportation took place, but I wonder if it would be the same person?
German Authorities Lack Evidence To Prosecute Anyone For NSA Spying
I would advise Germany to mind its own business
I don't think it needs to, the NSA is minding Germany's business for them.
Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?
Each mission member will get only eight minutes of shower time
So? Just pick 6 other people from the mission and shower with them. Viola, 8 minute shower every day.
Plus, you'll always have someone to scrub your back.
Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials
"10 gunshot and stabbing victims will take part in the trials"
Jesus, I can already picture a scientist charging around a shopping mall with a revolver and a switch-blade yelling "For science!"
Why Did New Zealand's Moas Go Extinct?
after which the species was no moa.
Youtube and Facebook May Be Banned In Turkey, Again
The bird took its name from the country.
First Look At the Animals of the New Hebrides Trench
I really don't understand how anything survives down there. The amount of pressure must be immense.
Doctors Say New Pain Pill Is "Genuinely Frightening"
Of course a pain pill is going to frighten people, who the hell is going to take something that causes them discomfort?
(It's worth noting that I may have only read the title of this article)
Facebook Puts 10,000 Blu-ray Discs In Low-Power Storage System
It designed the system to store data that hardly ever needs to be accessed
So that will be several million inactive profiles. I hope they've made their solution scalable, pretty soon they'll be storing 75% of their current profiles on those discs.
Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please
A night flight. The plane is quiet.
"Yeah, I couldn't sleep... No, they've fed us.... HA HA HA HA HA!!! Yeah, that's right! HA HA HA HA HA!!! I know what you mean and there's that.... HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Do you remember that?... HA HA HA HA HA!!!"
Doomsday Clock Remains at Five Minutes to Midnight
Where is this Doomsday clock? It certainly can't be Europe or America, because otherwise it'd be at 5 minutes to 11 due to daylight savings.
Court Rules Against Online Anonymity
Oh, the irony!
Court Rules Against Online Anonymity
Does this mean that people leaving positive feedback should also be unmasked?
Seriously, I completely avoid any service that has all 4/5 and 5/5 stars because in real life at least one person would find fault with it.
Web Surfing Improves Motor Skills
Can you not further improve your motor skills through repeated Skyrim playing (or moving onto more demanding games), or is there simply a limit on how much you can do now?
Massive Android Mobile Botnet Hijacking SMS Data
I can't find any information about where this was downloaded from. It's not on the Play Store (or at least, not anymore), so where were people downloading it from?
Amazon Reveals "Prime Air", Their Plans For 30-minute Deliveries By Drone
Mount a camera on the drone and let me watch my package flying over the landscape via the "Track my package" option.
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