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Someone Needs Another Prototype

This is also how my personal space program has gone. On its first free air test flight, the next generation planetary lander Morpheus tumbled over and burst into flame.  Constructed by Armadillo Aerospace in conjunction with NASA and JPL, the Morpheus vehicle uses...

Flame’s mysterious contents

Kaspersky Lab (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Even if I was a world class mathematician or an expert in cryptography, I still don't think I'd purposefully fiddle with the 'mysterious payload' of a (probably) state-sponsored virus.It is intriguing though, especially the fact...

So… why is there so much damned cheese in Skyrim?

On the odd chance you've recently taken a heavy drinking horn upside the head and lost a good portion of your faculties to oblivion, therefore becoming incapable of recognizing the obvious, I'll lay it out for you.  The land of Skyrim is modeled after the Nordic...

The First 3D Printed Firearm?

AR-15 Lower from Thingiverse Every complex object with a legal identity, licensing requirement, or ownership restriction has some smaller piece of it declared to be its identifying component.  Since originally reading about AR-15 lowerWill this all lead to...

100 Years Later

The image above is from the media:scape common area design by Steelcase.  It's an example of the sort of thinking an otherwise traditional company can generate when they realize that they are best seen as a purveyor of an idea, not a maker of particular things.  I'm a...

Cash Cooper Approves of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

My wife, +Jaime Cooper, got me my first smartphone a few days ago, a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I'd resisted for some time, especially given how tech savvy I am. I spend much of my time working in front of a desktop, I carry an android tablet everywhere I go, and got by...

We’re From The Internet

Earlier this week the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, spoke with The Guardian about the UK government's plan to extend surveillance across the online activities  of all its citizens.  I wasn't at all surprised to hear his position on the matter-...

Blogger Introduces New Google+ Gadgets

Continuing the trend of greater integration with their new social network, Google recently introduced two new Blogger gadgets - the "+1 Button" and the "Google+ Badge".  If you're reading this on my blog, you'll see them in the pop-out menu on the lefthand side.  You...

CryptoCurrency Gets Serious

Generally, I consider that economic technology or strategies can't be considered mainstream until they're adopted by some sort of traditional, stodgy institution.  That's why I was intrigued when MIT Technology Review reported on the Royal Canadian Mint's project to...

A Web Designer’s take on Photoshop CS6

In addition to numerous general improvements, Adobe's Photoshop CS6 introduces features that improve the product for web designers.There has been a lot of coverage across the web, but I found articles particularly helpful when I set out to try the beta.  CNET did a...

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