Battle For Open Standards In Dutch Public Education
What does their market cap have to do with the their desktop near monopoly?
SpaceX Reveals Plans For Full Launch System Re-usability
Elon Musk has a new startup that sells an experimental weightless fuel.
'Electronic Skin' Grafts Gadgets To Body
Yeah, one of the example applications that was mentioned is EEG, which means it could be used for some really crude BCI (think emotiv epoq).
Eben Upton Talks About the Raspberry Pi USB Computer
If you RTFA you'll see that this isn't a micro-controller, it's a tiny general purpose PC with HDMI out and all bells and whistles.
Mozilla BrowserID: Decentralized, Federated Login
Also, there's the age old problem of common password for everything, if one is compromised, they all are. Granted in this case, it's a private key and not password, which is slightly harder to acquire though social engineering, mainly because most people aren't even aware of what private keys are, and those that are usually know enough not to give them up. But still, you shouldn't use one key for everything either... or so I've been told ;)
At least that single key pair is fairly easy to replace, if you notice that it has been compromised. But yeah, I agree, the one account for everything approach, which this basically is an instance of, is definitely less secure than having different accounts and login credentials for all the services you use.
Using Fractal Interconnects To Improve Electronic Eyes
Probably more down to the fact that they're the biggest "manufacturers" of cripples rather than anything else.
Tech That Failed To Fail
Neither is the iPod, nor Android...
Private Space Shuttle Flights
More like the investors take ter chances, investing in this enterprise (no pun intended).
US Scraps Virtual Fence Along Mexican Border
Like leaving the front door open
No, it's like relying on conventional border protection like any other country, instead of on a technically flawed system that turned out too expensive.
Will Facebook Become the Net's SSO?
To put it succinctly: Out of convenience
China Blocks News Websites In Protest of Nobel
I'm pretty sure most Chinese citizens care neither about CNN, nor BBC, nor NRK.
US To Host World Press Freedom Day
I don't see your point. It's not like WikiLeaks invented anything, they just published government documents, and in the light of repeated calls by US officials to have WikiLeaks and Assange in particular silenced, the sentence
At the same time, we are concerned about the determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals, and to restrict the free flow of information.
is indeed quite ironic.
One Giant Cargo Ship Pollutes As Much As 50M Cars
You could always prohibit ships that don't obey your emission rules from using your harbors, like many countries do with single-hull oil tankers.
First Human-Powered Ornithopter
C'mon, it was a project done by grad students, not by some post-doctoral research fellows.
2011, Year of the Tablet?
If I remember right it was primarily marketed as a:
- web surfing device
- PMP (video, music playback)
- e-book reader
You might find serious applications for all of these features (e.g. reading textbooks), but they are mostly associated with entertainment.
Also, while it does sport all the necessary capabilities, the iphone doesn't exactly shine in any of the above applications, mainly due to the small screen.
2011, Year of the Tablet?
A toy, as opposed to what? A serious business appliance?
AFAIK, it was supposed never supposed to be anything other than an entertainment device. And believe you me, there's a big market for entertainment devices...
The Real Truth About Oracle's 'New' Kernel
Malabu Stacy? Is that a Nigerian Malibu Stacy clone?
72% of US Adults Support Violent-Game Ban For Minors
Do they mean Japanese rape simulators?
Google Testing Instant Search Feature
Image results are filtered by default. So no, there probably wouldn't be any unpleasant surprises.