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Robotic Fish Being Built To Control Mortal Fishy Schools [Robots]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 360, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Bots, Bp, C6, cat, clear, Clones, color, Companies, D3, Danger, de, design, Display, Ds, Dust, E, Ea, EC, Et, Event, F2, ff, fish, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, History, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Industrial, Isp, La, Labels, mid, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, OTS, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Research, Robot, robotic fish, Robotics, Robots, rom, RSS, Rv, school, Schools, Science, Sd, serve, Style, Tag, tech, TI, TV, Ui, Us, V, what, X1

Robotic clones are being built as we speak, designed to take over schools of fish and lead them away from danger. You know what this means, right? The human race will eventually cease to exist. More

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183 Heavenly HDR Wallpapers [Photography]

by on Apr.27, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, app, AR, Av, Cia, clear, day, de, Display, Dj, Dlp, Ds, E, Ea, Et, F2, Ge, Gizmo, hal, Hd, HDR, HDR Photography, high dynamic range, Home Automation, i5, Id, Ie, Im, In, Isp, Mod, Naked, Nyt, om, One, order, Os, Padd, paper, photo, photography, Play, Pr, pre, Q, que, Rc, Real, school, Schools, Shooting challenge, Style, Tag, ted, TI, Top, Toto, Wall, Wallpapers, X1

There’s no going wrong with HDR photography . At its most sensitive, the technique allows for color/tone gradients rarely appreciated by anything but the naked eye. At its most aggressive, HDR’s a hyperreal spectacle.

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Universities Banning iPads Left, Right and Center Due to Bandwidth Overload [Ipad]

by on Apr.19, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, Act, Ad, Ads, age, and, apple, AR, Av, Band, Bandwidth, Banned, Cf, clear, college, colleges, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ink, ipa, ipad, Ipad banned, Ipad banned colleges, Ipads, Ir, Isp, Launch, Mod, Net, network, networks, nin, NK, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Play, Pr, Princeton, Q, Rc, school, Schools, Students, Style, Tag, TI, universities, university, Us, vers, Wi-Fi, X1

You’d think iPads might be banned by schools because they distract students, but George Washington University and Princeton University have both put the kibosh on them because their Wi-Fi networks are way overloaded since the launch. More

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The iPad Could Make Emergency Calls…So Will It? [Unconfirmed]

by on Mar.03, 2010, under 1d, 3D, 3g, 7d, Ads, age, Ai, app, apple, apple ipad, AR, Ati, Bes, Blockquote, Calls, Cellphone, Cellphones, Chip, Chips, Cia, clear, code, de, dev, developer, Display, Ds, E3, Ea, Eu, Fcc, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Ie, intel, Ion, ipad, Ipad calling, Iphone, Isp, ISS, issues, Led, Lock, lte, Mac, Make, Mic, Mod, One, Os, oss, passcode, phone, Phones, Plus, Pot, ps, Rc, Rf, rip, school, Schools, Sd, Sdk, Sim, Software, speaker, Speakers, Spot, step, Style, Subs, subscription, Sue, Technic, ted, TI, time, Ui, unconfirmed, Via, Video, what

Hunting around in the iPhone/iPad SDK , one developer spotted this option to make an emergency call. The above was easily achieved by enabled a passcode lock, and then entering it incorrectly about 5 times. You can then slide for a emergency call

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UK Bill Would Outlaw Open Public Wifi Hotspots [WiFi]

by on Feb.28, 2010, under 7d, Ads, age, Ai, AR, Art, Ati, Bans, clear, Coffee, Comment, Comments, communication, D3, dash, Display, Ds, e1, Ea, Eu, Face, Free, Fun, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Hot Spots, Ion, Isp, itc, Laws, Led, Light, Love, Make, Men, Mit, Mod, News, One, Os, OTS, Ovi, Pot, Pr, Pro, Rc, Real, Rf, school, Schools, Sound, sounds, Spot, Style, ted, TI, torch, Ui, Uk, wifi, wifi hotspots

If passed, something called the Digital Economy Bill over in the U.K. could do the unthinkable in this, the digital age: Ban open wifi spots. The ban comes as part of a bill that seeks to limit copyright infringement, or something. In summary, schools, small businesses and even libraries would have to effectively become their own ISP and manage the wifi hotspot—or face hefty fines.

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Student’s iPod Explodes During Class [IPod]

by on Feb.26, 2010, under Ads, age, Ai, ANT, Ants, app, apple, Art, Ati, battery, bing, Blockquote, broken, BUST, clear, Comment, Danger, desk, Display, Ds, Ea, Eu, Exploding iPod, Explosions, fire, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Ion, iPod, Ipod Touch, iPods, Isp, kids, Lock, Mac, Men, Mod, Ms, News, One, Os, Ouch, Pr, Pro, Rc, Red, Rf, Schools, Science, Students, Style, TI, time, Touch, Ui, Up, Via, wait, Waiting, Wires

A Pentucket Regional High School science class got an unpleasant surprise yesterday when one student’s iPod exploded on her desk . But don’t worry! Nobody was hurt, and there’s a perfectly good explanation. While Apple has gotten in trouble in the past for spontaneous iPod Touch combustion , Newburyport Daily News Online commenter “jos” offered some valuable insight into this particularly incident: The iPod did not just explode.

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NY Vice-Principal Brags About School’s Laptop Spying to PBS [Privacy]

by on Feb.26, 2010, under Ads, age, Ai, Air, ANT, app, Art, Ati, Blockquote, Camera, Cameras, cams, clear, Dan ackerman, dash, demo, Display, Ds, E3, Ea, Eu, Face, Ge, Girls, Gizmo, Google, Hd, Home Automation, Ion, ISO, Isp, ISS, kids, Laptop, Laptops, Lg, Lock, Make, media, Men, mid, mini, Mod, Ms, One, Os, Pr, Privacy, Pro, Rc, Real, Red, Rf, sage, Schools, Spies, Spy, star, Students, Style, ted, TI, Top, Ui, Up, Via, Watch, web, Webcam spying, Webcams, Weird

Apparently using laptop webcams to spy on students isn’t an isolated problem . An assistant principle in the Bronx recently not only bragged about doing just that to PBS—he demonstrated it live.

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At Laptop-Spying School MacBook Use Was Mandatory, Tampering Grounds For Expulsion [Privacy]

by on Feb.23, 2010, under A4, Ads, Ai, Ati, book, Books, Camera, Cameras, cams, Cia, clear, Computers, dash, Display, Ds, e1, Eu, Feature, Ge, Hd, Home Automation, Ion, Isp, LANrev, Laptop, Laptops, Led, Mac, MacBook, MacBooks, marketing, Merion, motion, Ms, Os, oss, Parody, Pot, Pr, Privacy, Pro, ps, Ram, Rc, Red, Research, Rf, Schools, Sd, search, security, shirt, Software, Spot, Spy, Stryde, Students, Style, Test, TI, time, Top, tshirt, Ui, Up, Via, Video, War, web, Webcams

Details continue to trickle out about Lower Merion School District, their MacBook loan program, and the unsavory security practices they used to keep those computers safe. The latest: the school-supplied MacBooks were required for classes and students could not use their own personal machines in their place. Worse yet, it was impossible to disable the laptops’ iSight cameras and attempting to circumvent the school’s security software was grounds for expulsion. Yeeps.

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China to Everybody: Hacks! Hacks? What Hacks? [Google]

by on Feb.23, 2010, under 3D, Ads, Ai, Ati, China, Chinese, clear, code, Display, Ds, Eu, Ge, Google, Government, Hack, Hackers, Hacking, Hacks, Hd, Home Automation, Ion, Isp, lte, mini, Ports, Pr, pre, Rc, Real, Rf, Schools, shanghai, spokes, Style, Technology, TI, Ui, Uk

Even as US authorities are getting pretty damn sure who’s behind the high-level hacking attempts from the other month , and that they were launched from the Shanghai Jiaotong University and Lanxiang Vocational School, China’s all “Nuh uh, eff you guys.” I mean, that really is the essence of their rebuttal. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said that “Reports that these attacks came from Chinese schools are totally groundless and the accusation of Chinese government involvement is also irresponsible and driven by ulterior motives.” And that’s that, I’m sure .

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Laptop-Spying School Accessed Webcams 42 Times; FBI Begins Investigation [Privacy]

by on Feb.20, 2010, under Ads, app, Art, Ati, Camera, Cameras, cams, clear, Content, Defense, Display, Ds, E3, Eu, Feature, Hd, Home, Home Automation, Ion, Isp, Laptop, Laptops, Law, Make, Merion, mini, Mit, Ms, Origin, Os, Pr, pre, Privacy, Pro, ps, Rc, remote, Rf, Schools, security, snap, Spies, Spy, Style, ted, Tent, TI, time, Top, Ui, Up, web, Webcams

Surely by now you’ve heard about the high school student suing Philadelphia’s Lower Merion School District for remotely accessing his webcam. And maybe you read the Superintendent’s response and thought, “well, maybe this whole business is getting blown out of proportion.” It isn’t. According to a Washington Post report from early this morning, the school district has admitted to remotely activating its laptops’ webcams forty-two times over the last 2 years

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