Show Notes – January 5th, 2015

Rose Regina is Angry about Go Go
you should be too
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Damon Wayans (actor of the Wayans Bros) has a pretty cool app so says Martin
Martin Talks about a cool donation thing called – the extra mile

“Our mission is simple. Collect frequent flyer miles from people who don’t need them and give them to those who desperately do, to visit terminally ill loved ones with cancer.”

Check out https://skiplagged.com/

 

we talked about

http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck

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Wait, a 3D Printed Lawn mower? Well, we have to admit, we never saw this coming… A 3D printed lawn mower? What? Why? Huh? How? Those were at least a few of the thoughts running through our head when we saw this come in on the tips line. [Hans Fouche] has a giant 3D printer that takes up most of the space in his garage, and after printing several large vases, a briefcase, bowls, and even a wind turbine blade — he decided to try
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Emailing Hardware into Space During December the first ever tool was ’emailed’ to the International Space Station and now, if you want to, you can print the same wrench on your own 3d printer.Read more on MAKE
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4 Security Misconceptions That You Need To Realize Today With all the conflicting information available online, it’s understandable that you sometimes don’t know who to trust. Security and privacy are no strangers to misconceptions; we’ve covered some of the most dangerous cyber myths. If you’ve taken these myths as truth, it’s time to get the facts straight! Extinguishing the lies is a big step in making sure everyone is safer online. Misconception: Wi
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Smart Garage with Spark Core James wanted a way to monitor the status of his garage door without having to actually look at the door. Fortunately, he has a knack with electronics and knows his way around connecting different sorts of systems together with code. In the initial version of the project, James used an […]Read more on MAKE
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How Do Smartphones Compare To Supercomputers Of The Past? Most of us carry a smartphone around in our pocket without really thinking twice about just how impressive it is. These tiny little devices can do so many things, and they can do them for a (relatively) low price. Have you ever thought about what your smartphone can do when compared to the supercomputers of the past? At one point, these computers were the pinnacle of power, and they required massi
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The Best Windows Cleaning Tool Gets A Disk Analyzer You can now clean crap more efficiently with CCleaner v5. Microsoft Windows is actually a great operating system, even though it gets attacked often. However, one valid criticism is how much junk builds up in various places of the OS. CCleaner, or Crap Cleaner, has long been one of the best tools to optimize your PC, and the new v5 update continues the fine tradition. What’s New In CCleaner v5? Th
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Hands On: How Haptic Technologies Will Bring Touch to VR Almost all of the impressive VR work done to date has focused on just two senses: your sight and your hearing. That’s a great start, and one that will enable lots of powerful experiences, but it is incomplete. In order to fully immerse users in interactive virtual reality environments, it’s going to be necessary to build peripherals that fully engage your sense of touch. Unfortunately, touch is a
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Here are the security measures NSA spies hate the most It’s tempting to imagine that few online safeguards will stop NSA surveillance in its tracks, but that’s not true. A new leak from Edward Snowden’s files reveals that there’s a surprising number of ways to thwart these snoops, at least as of 2012. Wh…
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College Researcher Makes Supercomputer from 420 PS3s Noting that funding for science has run dry for many researchers, [Gaurav] has built a supercomputer from 200 Playstation 3 consoles housed and chilled inside an old refrigerated shipping trailer. His mission at UMass Dartmouth from the National Science Foundation is simulating black hole collisions with an eye on learning something about gravitational waves. Dr. [Gaurav Khanna] is no stranger to
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Russia lets anyone use Earth-sensing data from its civilian satellites The US government has been willing to loosen its grip on satellite data, but what about the info from other countries? Don’t worry, that’s opening up as well. Russia has declared that the Earth-sensing data it collects from civilian satellites is now…
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Beautiful Japanese Firefox OS phone in a transparent case Al sends us the Fx0, a “beautiful mid-range phone running Firefox OS announced in Japan today by KDDI, one of Japan’s largest mobile phone companies.” Read the rest
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Vinyl demand is so high, a record label opened its own factory to keep up Jack White and his Third Man Records imprint aren’t the only ones benefiting from the vinyl boom. Oxford, Mississippi-based Fat Possum Records took matters into its own hands, building a pressing plant to meet the demands of its avid collectors. Afte…
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Map: Raise A Glass At The Oldest Liquor License Holder In Your Neighborhood Data head Ben Wellington of I Quant NY has assembled yet another interesting look at New York State’s open data website, this time mining it to paint a picture of the city’s longest held liquor licenses. While it doesn’t accurately represent which establishments have been open the longest—bars changing hands, Prohibition and other factors automatically eliminate certain places—the map points out
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What’s Really Wrong With Facebook Facebook is changing its privacy policies at the beginning of the new year. As

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