It was more than two decades ago that the first web page launched, and if you’re curious what the web looked like back in 1991, CERN has preserved that original site for your perusing pleasure. Created by Tim Berners-Lee on a NeXT computer, the site was a place to find information about the new and exciting World Wide Web — “a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative …

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In the 1990s, the term “digital divide” emerged to describe technology’s haves and have-nots. It inspired many efforts to get the latest computing tools into the hands of all Americans, particularly low-income families. Those efforts have indeed shrunk the divide. But they have created an unintended side effect, one that is surprising and troubling to researchers and policy makers and that the government now wants …

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By now, you’ve probably heard that Facebook has made some big changes that affect your privacy. However, you might not know what they are.
So far, the changes have been explained in the language of the people that they benefit: companies and app developers. What about us, the end users?
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to Steve Jobs… [youtube][/youtube] “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they …

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The recent passing of Steve Jobs got me wondering what the rest of us mere mortals could learn from such a visionary businessman and creative genius. Carmine Gallo’s book The innovation secrets of Steve Jobs, distils Jobs’ philosophy down to seven principles. After thinking about how I can apply those ideas to a new venture a friend and I are planning, here’s what I came …

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Finally someone is getting the polluters to PAY! Even if it makes no impact on the global temperature (up OR down) we will at least give the major polluters a reason to reduce or even stop polluting. [youtube][/youtube] Source: GetUp Australia

Many people who want to save money purchasing petrol or diesel fuel for their cars, trucks, bike or industrial equipment are often curious as to how the internal combustion engine actually works. Well here is a neat graphic from Wikipedia. The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion of a fuel (normally a fossil fuel) occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in …

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There must be a good profit-margin in oil… Apparently it’s a Mercedes Benz owned by an Abu Dhabi oil billionaire. It features the newly developed V10 quad turbo with 1,600 horsepower and over 2,00 ft-lbs of torque. It does 0-100km/h in less than 2 secs, and 1/4 mile in 6.89 secs running on . If you notice the car’s finish, it’s not painted. And nope, …

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Source: f.lux Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good—they’re designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn’t be looking at the sun. f.lux F.lux fixes this: it makes …

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Sources: Marks Daily Apple : F.Lux Most people are at least cursorily familiar with the concept of the circadian rhythm. For those who aren’t, the circadian rhythm refers to our internal, approximately 24-hour cycle of biochemical, physiological, and behavioral processes. Every living thing, from fungus to bacteria to plant to animal, has a circadian rhythm. External cues called zeitgebers (what a great word, huh?) help …

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