Archive for November, 2014

Inside Logitech: How gaming mice are built and tested (VIDEO)

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Inside Logitech: How gaming mice are built and tested (VIDEO)

Logitech does not just test mice and keyboards. It tortures them. It mashes keys 13 times per second, 24 hours a day, for two months straight. When the company needs to test the range and directionality of a wireless mouse receiver, it builds an anechoic chamber to seal away every errant wireless signal and precisely […]

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The $50 earthquake alarm that could save thousands of lives

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Grillo Active from Grillo on Vimeo. Known as Grillo Active, the tiny orange devices contain a sensitive movement detector, microprocessor and a WiFi module to transmit a signal. Grillo are currently in talks with a major convenience store chain to locate the devices at between 500 and 1,000 of their stores around Mexico. Given that […]

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Why do we like nature?

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It’s fairly obvious that one would always prefer to see some trees and nature rather than whole blocks of cements covering your whole surrounding … What could make looking at nature so relaxing ? why is a walk in the park or between trees so pleasant, whereas walking between buildings is just ‘meh’ … Why […]

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Court demands Google hand over the identity of ‘Avengers 2′ trailer leaker

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Today’s dispatch from the department of irony comes courtesy of Marvel Studios. When the trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron prematurely appeared online, the studio went into lockdown to find the leaker’s identity. According to documents found by Mashable, the outfit has traced the incident to a Google Drive account in the name of […]

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Star Wars: Episode VII will be called ‘The Force Awakens’

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Lucasfilm has revealed that Star Wars: Episode VII will be released with the subtitle The Force Awakens when it premieres next December. The long-awaited name was revealed on Twitter alongside the news that principal photography has all been wrapped up. The film is still more than a year away, but the title artwork maintains the […]

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Internet Archive now lets you play 900 classic arcade games

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The Internet Archive, a non-profit best known for backing up web pages, has added a collection of 900 video games from the 1970s to 1990s that can be played in your web browser — no coins required. Called the Internet Arcade, the collection includes familiar games such as Astro Invader and Pac Man, as well […]

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