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The history of life, the universe and everything - visualised | Datablog

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How do you show everything that has ever happened? Everything. This visualisation takes the biggest of big data - the universe itself - and makes it manageableSimon Rogers...
The history of life, the universe and everything - visualised | Datablog

Neon Genesis Evangelion SH-06D limited edition Android phone arrives June 29th (video)

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Sharp's heavily customized NERV Edition SH-06D phone finally has preorder and release date info on Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo, and Neon Genesis Evangelion fanboys will want to get there early. It appears there will only be 10,000 of the phones available, with 3,000 sold via NTT DoCoMo's online store...
Neon Genesis Evangelion SH-06D limited edition Android phone arrives June 29th (video)

Facebook's New, Entirely Social Ads Will Recreate Marketing

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Leaked documents show Facebook making a radical departure from traditional online display advertising into a world where ads are conversations and brands automatically tell you which of your friends is already on their side.Facebook appears ready to launch a new set of premium ad units, and, based on a review...
Facebook's New, Entirely Social Ads Will Recreate Marketing
The Google that never was: how the search giant killed a 2007 redesign

DEAR DEMOCRATS: We Do Need To Talk About How Big You Want The Government To Be

www.businessinsider.com
Unfortunately, most of the talk from the Republicans on how we're going to get our debt-and-deficit problem under control is crazy-talk. The Republicans generally just want to slash government spending, even though federal tax rates and receipts are historically low (see chart below). Most non-partisan economists, meanwhile, agree that...
DEAR DEMOCRATS: We Do Need To Talk About How Big You Want The Government To Be
"Everything incriminating has been burned": Anons fight panic after Sabu betrayal

Faster-than-light neutrino result apparently a mistake due to loose cable

arstechnica.com
Since September, scientists have been scratching their head over results that appear to show neutrinos travelling between Switzerland and Italy faster than light would. As far as anyone could tell, the team behind the results had done everything they could to eliminate errors, and had even released some preliminary...
Faster-than-light neutrino result apparently a mistake due to loose cable

Google Drive SDK version 2 supports Android and iOS apps, common file tasks

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Virtually every corner of the Google universe is being touched at Google I/O, and that now includes Google Drive. A version 2 update to the Drive SDK gives Android and iOS developers the option of building the cloud storage into their mobile apps, whether it's downloads, uploads or on-the-spot...
Google Drive SDK version 2 supports Android and iOS apps, common file tasks

Google Places for iOS becomes Google+ Local, adds voice search in the process

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It was only a matter of time before Google+ Local started spreading to the mobile space, and iOS looks to be its first landing spot through a rebadge of the Google Places app. Apart from achieving harmony with Google's rapidly swelling social universe and letting us check Zagat ratings...
Google Places for iOS becomes Google+ Local, adds voice search in the process

Finding the Universe's cosmological constant using something we can create in the lab

arstechnica.com
Those of you who know my writing will know that I don't use many analogies.Analogies have a very useful place in helping people understand difficult concepts, but they also have a tendency to be a end up strained beyond their limits. Now, imagine how I would react to a...
Finding the Universe's cosmological constant using something we can create in the lab

'First light' instrument ready

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One of Europe's main contributions to the James Webb Space Telescope - an instrument that will help identify the first stars to shine in the Universe - is built and ready to ship to the US....
'First light' instrument ready
Hubble Telescope findings predict collision between Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies
'Minecraft' creator Notch names next project '0x10c', promises 'hard sci-fi' gaming
NUIverse app for Microsoft Surface 2.0 is a multitouch, universe simulating wonder
Do real programmers ‘like’ Facebook?

“The Most Outstanding Fact.” This might be one the most Earth shattering videos you ever watch.

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Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This was his reply:...
“The Most Outstanding Fact.” This might be one the most Earth shattering videos you ever watch.

World's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser fired in California: no, you can't buy one

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The Wolverines may have concocted the "most intense" laser in the universe back in '08, but it's a group of grinners at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, California that can now lay claim to firing the planet's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser. Earlier this week, a 1.875-megajoule shot was...
World's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser fired in California: no, you can't buy one

Microsoft shows off some gooey NUI goodness on the Surface 2

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Well, we love this. I don’t know if you are a space junkie (if not, try this, it will help), but if you cannot vibe with the following clip, please check in your nerd badge on your way out. To refresh your memory, Microsoft used to build a product called...
Microsoft shows off some gooey NUI goodness on the Surface 2

Rockstar condemns Max Payne 3 cheaters to play only against each other

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Most online game developers deal with the persistent problem of in-game cheating by simply issuing blanket bans, hoping to eliminate the problem players from their universe entirely. Rockstar is taking a slightly different tack for online play in Max Payne 3, however, letting them continue to play in a quarantined,...
Rockstar condemns Max Payne 3 cheaters to play only against each other
'Evangelion' fans rejoice: NTT Docomo releasing NERV edition SH-06D Android phone

Pioneer adds two new Elite receivers to its 2012 lineup

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Pioneer's 2012 AV receiver lineup is growing by two with the new VSX-42, priced at $450, and the $650 VSX-60. Both feature six HDMI inputs on the back, Ethernet, video scaling, optional Blutooth ($99) with A2DP, AirPlay, DLNA, Panadora and iOS or Android apps. The VSX-60 sets itself apart...
Pioneer adds two new Elite receivers to its 2012 lineup

How Big Data Is Changing Astronomy (Again)

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This isn't your grandfather's stargazing: The amount of data we have on our universe is doubling every year thanks to big telescopes and better light detectors....
How Big Data Is Changing Astronomy (Again)

Instagram and Hipstamatic to announce photo-sharing partnership

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Historically, Instagram has been the definition of closed. It's only available on one platform (iOS), and no third-party services were allowed to port content in via an API. According to Fast Company, that's changing today. It's bruited that Instagram will be opening its doors ever-so-slightly to one Hipstamatic, enabling...
Instagram and Hipstamatic to announce photo-sharing partnership

Mass Effect 3 conquers the universe

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The third Mass Effect game sticks with the winning formula of strategic action, alternating with dialogue-heavy exposition. [Read more]...
Mass Effect 3 conquers the universe

Higgs boson revelation set for July 4: Fireworks, or dud?

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Physicists in Europe are ready to offer up their latest findings on a mysterious subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson. And the universe may never be the same. [Read more]...
Higgs boson revelation set for July 4: Fireworks, or dud?

Polyglot Path: Mobile Sharing App Adds 7 New Languages Including Traditional Chinese, UK English

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In response to Facebook’s ever-expanding social universe and the success of mobile-focused networks like Instagram, Dave Morin and company have turned Path into a more personal, mobile-centric social network. Most of the life-sharing that happens on Path takes place at home — among friends and close friends. And while some...
Polyglot Path: Mobile Sharing App Adds 7 New Languages Including Traditional Chinese, UK English
A burp of light from a black hole reveals that it ate a star
"A World Where There Are No Keyboards": Dashlane, The Mobile Future, And Mega-Passwords

Netflix announces “TEDTalks Shows”, available on instant streaming

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Today, Netflix announced that it will offer “TEDTalks Shows” for its streaming members in the US, Canada, Latin America, UK and Ireland. While the annual TED Conference is invite-only and costs a whopping $7,500 to attend, Netflix’s partnership with TED means a selection of these awe-inspiring talks will be available...
Netflix announces “TEDTalks Shows”, available on instant streaming
Ridley Scott and Hampton Fancher in 'Blade Runner' sequel talks
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