“With the right software and a few plug-in instruments, anyone (really, anyone) can be a rock star in his own home. Here’s how to use a MIDI keyboard and software like M-Powered Essential and GarageBand to become the next Beck.”
Glenn Derene of Popular Mechanics tells you how to…
An infographic of all about Google – from how they make money to the composition of their workforce…
Earlier this month, physicist Sean Carroll gave an interview with Wired where he tried to explain his theories about one of the age old questions that no one has been able to fully explain, in layman’s terms:
“I’m trying to understand how time works. And that’s a huge question that has lots of different aspects to it. A lot of them go back to Einstein and spacetime and how we measure time using clocks. But the particular aspect of time that I’m interested in is the arrow of time: the fact that the past is different from the future. We remember the past but we don’t remember the future. There are irreversible processes. There are things that happen, like you turn an egg into an omelet, but you can’t turn an omelet into an egg.”
“Hardware hacker ‘Ladyada’ has released an open source, retro, arcade-style, table-tennis-for-two clock called the MONOCHRON.
According to the MONCHRON project page the desire was ‘to make a clock that was ultra-hackable, from adding a separate battery-backed RTC to designing the enclosure so you could program the clock once its assembled.’
It includes an ATmega328 processor (with Arduino stk500 bootloader for easy hacking. It’s completely open source hardware: all firmware, layout, and CAD files are yours to mess with.”
Two senators have recently introduced the P2P Cyber Protection and Informed User Act, which “…would prohibit peer-to-peer file-sharing programs from being installed without the informed consent of the authorized computer user.
The legislation would also prohibit P2P software that would prevent the authorized user from blocking the installation of a P2P file-sharing program and/or disabling or removing any P2P file-sharing program.
Software developers would be required to clearly inform users when their files are made available to other peer-to-peer users under legislation introduced Feb. 24 by Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and John Thune, R-S.D.”
“Data from the Environmental Working Group places Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Bold 9700 the highest among popular smartphones for exposing users to the highest legal levels of cell phone radiation, according to the latest 2010 Environmental Working Group ranking.
Following the Bold 9700 are the Motorola Droid, the LG Chocolate and Google’s HTC Nexus One. The rankings still put the phones well within federal guidelines and rules.”