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Apr 5th, 2017 by Murphy last post
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Computer question
We recently heard Yahoo has had a few million accounts hacked. My sister has a Yahoo email address. Is it enough to merely change her password or should she also change her email address? (by JLM)
Apr 2nd, 2017 by tay last post
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Samsung's smart TVs arelistening to you
Let's go to another room so the TV can't hear us! Samsung's smart TVs don't just respond to your commands now they also tell a third party what you're saying while you sit in from of them. Sharp-eyed folks have spotted Samsung's confession to that... (by tay)
Mar 31st, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Toronto Library Goes Worker Free
But think of the tax savings....... Millions of people walk into Toronto public libraries each year. The majority have a safe, educational experience. But recent disturbing, and at times, violent incidents at multiple libraries in the city has the... (by tay)
Mar 30th, 2017 by Bar Sinister last post
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Humanity 2.0 is on its way.
Elon Musk Just Confirmed That Hes Making Tech To Merge Human Brains and Computers Elon Musk is a very future-oriented tech... (by B00Mer)
Mar 24th, 2017 by Locutus last post
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Facebook Reveals Master Plan - Control ALL News Flow
In recent months, Facebook has been quietly holding talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content inside Facebook rather than making users tap a link to go to an external site. The new proposal by Facebook carries... (by Locutus)
Mar 22nd, 2017 by Murphy last post
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Any god apps for internet addiction disorder?
Two that seem reasonably good are: Any other recommendations? (by White_Unifier)
Mar 22nd, 2017 by Blackleaf last post
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Britain's MoD releases video of laser that can slice through aircraft like butter
A searing hot laser capable of cutting through aircraft in seconds has been demonstrated for the first time by the Ministry of Defence. Using their official YouTube channel, the MoD uploaded a clip of the prototype invention melting an 82mm... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 18th, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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Trump’s budget is how the U.S. hands over leadership of 21st century technology to As
Thoughts? fears? ( try to ignore the emotional pleas in the words they used) ____________________________ It is superpower suicide Donald Trump’s first budget blueprint is a macro-economic scandal. It does nothing to contain the spiralling costs... (by Twila)
Mar 16th, 2017 by Blackleaf last post
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25 Mind Blowing Colorized Photos That Will Take Your Breath Away
25 Mind Blowing Colorized Photos That Will Take Your Breath Away www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsAqZAPJAHM Published on Nov 5, 2016 Prior to 1970s, color photography was extremely rare and most of history before that is more or less remembered in black... (by B00Mer)
Mar 5th, 2017 by Murphy last post
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"Smart" Hydro meters POPULAR!
There has been a little commotion lately about the pros and cons of the use of these meters. Do they make sense or not? (by JLM)
Feb 28th, 2017 by spaminator last post
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'Fly me to the moon'; SpaceX to fly 2 people to moon next year
'Fly me to the moon'; SpaceX to fly 2 people to moon next year Marcia Dunn, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Monday, February 27, 2017... (by spaminator)
Feb 25th, 2017 by JLM last post
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Phoenix payroll system.
It's probably been about 6 months that we've been hearing about the dismal failure of the Phoenix Payroll System. During that time Federal Gov't Employment have not been receiving their proper pay or indeed in some cases any pay at all. While all this... (by JLM)
Feb 5th, 2017 by petros last post
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Perdix Micro-UAV Drone Swarm Test
US Fighter Jets Launch Drone Swarm of Hundreds of Micro Drones (by Locutus)
Feb 2nd, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Agile bat-shaped robot may change the face of drones
Agile bat-shaped robot may change the face of drones | Gadgets | Tech | Toronto (by spaminator)
Jan 24th, 2017 by bobnoorduyn last post
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Driving safety
Within the past 5 weeks the heater on our car has conked out twice. I would urge people before setting off on long trips in 30 and 40C below weather to consider that distinct possibility. It can obviously happen at any time. (by JLM)
Jan 15th, 2017 by Danbones last post
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autonomously lethal
The days of suicide bombers and terrorist snipers may be over, autonomous drones and/or autonomous weapons will change malcontents strategies, arm a drone(s) with victims' digital data and he/she will be endlessly hunted. A hawk like mccain must dream of... (by 10larry)
Jan 10th, 2017 by Bar Sinister last post
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LG threatens to put Wi-Fi in every appliance
How useless have humans become? Do you really need/want appliances like this........? LG threatens to put Wi-Fi in every appliance it releases in 2017 | Ars Technica UK (by tay)
Jan 9th, 2017 by Danbones last post
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Cold forming steel
Cold forming sprocket teeth in a die at 12 tons, no two alike, help. (by darkbeaver)
Jan 8th, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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Ford: Electric cars will soon overtake Gas
Canada's prepared. Are you? Ford says electric vehicles will overtake gas in 15 years, announces all-electric 300-mile SUV, hybrid F-150, Mustang, and more Ford is making a big announcement in electrification today. CEO Mark Field confirmed... (by mentalfloss)
Jan 7th, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Shhh, your washing machine might overhear you
Shhh, your washing machine might overhear you | CES 2017 | News | Tech | Toronto (by spaminator)
Dec 29th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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South Korean manned robot
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Dec 28th, 2016 by tay last post
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Police seek Echo data in Arkansas hot tub murder
I will never have one of these or a Nest or similar product in my house.... Amazons digital brain Alexa is an astute listener, and police in Bentonville, Ark., are seeking her help to build a murder case, but the company doesnt appear to be... (by tay)
Dec 24th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Move Over Marconi Meet The Real Father of Radio
Canadian Reginald Fessenden and his message was One Two Three Four is it snowing where you are Mr. Thiessen? If it is, telegraph back to me. How Canadian - he talked about the weather! While Marconi is often credited as being the, or at least,... (by tay)
Dec 5th, 2016 by bobnoorduyn last post
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Robot pilots? It could happen sooner than you think
Robot pilots? It could happen sooner than you think Joan Lowy, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 09:24 AM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Dec 4th, 2016 by HeyBill last post
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National Electricity Grid
With four hours spread of peak usage times across Canada a National Grid seems to be a winner to help keep electricity rates down. There is much talk about this kind of infrastructure but no apparent action. Why not? (by HeyBill)
Nov 24th, 2016 by lone wolf last post
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This rocket engine breaks a law of physics. But a NASA test says it works anyway.
This rocket engine breaks a law of physics. But a NASA test says it works anyway. Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post First posted: Wednesday,... (by spaminator)
Nov 18th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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'Web Of Trust' Browser Cannot Be Trusted
WebOfTrust removed from Mozilla, Chrome and Firefox webstores due to selling user data to third parties The WOT Privacy Policy states that your IP, geographic location, device type, operating system, browser, the date and time, Web addresses, and... (by tay)
Nov 11th, 2016 by Bar Sinister last post
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'Brain wi-fi' reverses leg paralysis in primate
'Brain wi-fi' reverses leg paralysis in primate first - BBC News (by tay)
Nov 2nd, 2016 by jeanericblass last post
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Pirate Party plans to offer Canadians VPN service
Pirate Party plans to offer Canadians VPN service Posted via Canadian Content After opening the way for users in politically controversial countries to access the Internet via Virtual Private Network (VPN), the Canadian Pirate Party has announced a... (by Tony The Bot)
Nov 2nd, 2016 by JLM last post
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"Second Wind"
I'm an old geezer pushing 74 and I do a lot of exercise most days, very often hiking 3 - 4 miles up and down steep hills up to 16% or so. Sometimes when I start out I feel lousy and short of breath just walking at moderate speed on the level, but I find... (by JLM)
Oct 29th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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London may get flying taxis
Egg-shaped taxis which float approximately two feet above water are currently being created which could change the way city-dwellers get about town. The fibreglass and high-density foam pods, designed by French yachtsman Alain Thébault, can carry up... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 25th, 2016 by DaSleeper last post
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The phonebox of the future is coming to London
BT is preparing to roll out a futuristic new phone box that offers free calls and WiFi. The ultramodern Link kiosks will open on major high streets across London next year and will come complete with charging points, maps access and tourist... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 22nd, 2016 by pgs last post
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Thanks to Vancouvers Gigapixel The Surveillance
state has a clearer image of you. Look at the picture below, a Gigapixel rendering of a 420 pot protest on Vancouver's waterfront. Click on the link below and use your mouse pointer, click and scroll in. See every face in the crowd up close and... (by tay)
Oct 18th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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bmw motorrad vision next 100
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW0ShDRggts bmw motorrad vision next 100 (by spaminator)
Oct 4th, 2016 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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Sex Robot Cafe - cream with your coffee?
Sex robot cafe aims to offer Londoners fellatio with their morning coffee... 8) ...An entrepreneur who hopes to open London’s first ‘fellatio cafe’ has revealed his staff will be made up entirely of sex robots. Businessman Bradley Charvet, who plans to... (by Danbones)
Oct 3rd, 2016 by Bar Sinister last post
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California opens pathway for cars that lack steering wheel
California opens pathway for cars that lack steering wheel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 07:48 AM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Sep 16th, 2016 by bill barilko last post
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Gab.ai
Is Gab the new Twitter? There are alternatives to Twitter, but it is difficult for them to gather enough users. Perhaps Gab.ai will succeed where others are failing. Its founder seems to be adept at attracting attention. This is important. Update:... (by Locutus)
Sep 11th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Strange looking 'elevated' bus straddles traffic to ease gridlock in Chinese city
Strange looking 'elevated' bus straddles traffic to ease gridlock in Chinese city Postmedia Network First posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016... (by spaminator)
Sep 7th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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The 'impossible' EM Drive is about to be tested in space
The 'impossible' EM Drive is about to be tested in space An actual EM Drive is about to be launched into space for the first time, so scientists can finally figure out - once and for all - if it really is possible for a rocket... (by darkbeaver)
Sep 6th, 2016 by gamerman last post
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Tesla driver killed in crash while using car's 'Autopilot'
Tesla driver killed in crash while using car's 'Autopilot' Joan Lowy And Tom Krisher, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Thursday, June 30,... (by spaminator)
Sep 3rd, 2016 by MHz last post
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A neighbour's conspiracy..........blocked.....
For a couple of years now our phone company modem/router has been giving us trouble, a switch by the phone company didn't help.....setting up another router in bridge mode didn't help.. Intermittently my wife's PC or mine in different rooms in the... (by DaSleeper)
Sep 2nd, 2016 by Locutus last post
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The first autonomous, entirely soft robot
team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3-D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft... (by Locutus)
Aug 29th, 2016 by personal touch last post
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A very strange noise ...
Hello, I'm comming from Liverpool UK There you can find a very strange noise (a noise that you can't ear but wich exist) 20:47:22 Sorry for my english (by Ungern)
Aug 27th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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New Zealand Domino's Pizza to use drones for delivery
New Zealand Domino's Pizza to use drones for delivery The Washington Post and Postmedia Network First posted: Friday, August 26, 2016 07:06... (by spaminator)
Aug 25th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Meet Octobot - a soft, squishy robot
Meet Octobot - a soft, squishy robot Seth Borenstein, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 04:26 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)