My favorite news site along with Slashdot is Original Signal. This site has the best aggregates of all the geek, technical, hardware, Internet, and business news all in one place. It is my home page for everything technical both hardware and software related. I find that I can keep up with all the latest in the worlds of geeks at this site.Read More
A company called Electric Power Research Institute has came up with a robot that scales power lines checking for trees to close and any obstruction that might cause the power line to fail. This could be a real boost in keeping power lines clean from debris and keeping the power on for us power users.
Read the complete article at Technology Review.Read More
1. It uses the
2. I feel that the revel-ency of the results is better than Google.
3. It does not save any of your search results or your IP address so your are searching in private and you don’t have to worry about search information been sold to advertisers.
Try it out for yourself, I thing you will be pleased. Oh one more thing, I did 3 shopping related searches and duckduckgo found better prices than Google shopping.
Click here to give it a try.
Update 6-27-2010, Gabriel Weinburg from Duckduckgo recently informed me that they do not use the Google API but use Boss/Bing API instead.
Wired Science has some great pictures takes from the shuttle and other space vehicles that show very interesting cloud formations. These formations form some interesting patterns. Click the link to view these cool pictures.Read More
If you have been around computers and technology over 20 years you will appreciate these old TV commercials for some of the old computers and software of years ago. If you were born in the video game and Internet generation, have a look of what we had in the years past. Personally I like the VIC20 add. It really fit the late 70′s and early 80′s.
Take the time to view the old commercials and let me know your favorite in the comments. Old TV tech commercialsRead More
According to Gizmag and Wikipedia, this 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller motorcycle is the oldest ever production motorcycle. An unrestored version went up for auction recently. You can read the full account and story on Gizmag here.
The Wikipedia article has more to say about this old relic.Read More
The automotive X-prize is now in the final testing mode before the actual competition begins. They are at Michigan Speed way for some final testing and then the “The Shakedown Stage, scheduled for April 26-May 7, is an un-scored stage in which competition officials will conduct safety checks and inspections on competition vehicles, followed by a series of on-track challenges designed to allow teams an opportunity to test their vehicles without fear of penalty, shake out problem areas, and ready their vehicles for the Knockout Qualifying Stage that follows.”
Follow the competition and results hereRead More