From Crossbows To Cryptography: Techno-Thwarting The State
One of the clearest, classic triumphs of technology over tyranny I see is the invention of the man-portable crossbow. With it, an untrained peasant could now reliably and lethally engage a target out to fifty meters - even if that target were a mount
Privacy for anyone anywhere
Tails is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:
4 Must-have communication devices for a grid down situation
(Natural News) With threats by North Korea to drop a nuke on the U.S., and hopefully this is just saber rattling, plus escalating tensions with Russia over the Syria missile strike, it may now be an appropriate time for some advance planning about ba
Elon Musks 'Neural Lace' To 'Achieve Symbiosis With Machines'
Transhumans believe they will escape the laws of sin and death, ultimately merging with machines and computers to live forever. Musk's plan is an attempt to co-opt Artificial Intelligence by merging with it and to avoid being destroyed by it. ? T
A Pirate Podcast App Takes on Iran's Hardline Censors
REZA GHAZINOURI REMEMBERS the importance of pirate radio as a teenager growing up in in the city of Mashhad in northeast Iran. His father tuned in multiple times a day to the banned Farsi version of the BBC transmitted from neighboring countries, to
goTenna makes a Mesh of off-grid comms
When there's no network coverage or internet access, smartphones are rendered useless as a communications tool. The goTenna tackled this by allowing smartphones to communicate via their own radio-based network and, now, the goTenna Mesh can do so ove
Microsoft: Synthetic DNA To Be Used For Data Storage
Microsoft has purchased ten million strands of synthetic DNA to advance cutting edge digital data storage technology. With the amount of digital data doubling nearly every two years, the tech industry is on a quest for a long-term solution to keep tr
Education of the future?
A GROUP of scientists claim to have created a simulator which can upload knowledge directly to your brain.
The Whole POINT of the Internet of Things Is So Big Brother Can Spy On You
The government is already spying on us through spying on us through our computers, phones, cars, buses, streetlights, at airports and on the street, via mobile scanners and drones, through our credit cards and smart meters (update), television, doll,
Teslasuit offers full-body haptics to VR users
Tesla Studios (no relationship to Tesla Motors) recently announced that it has developed a full-body suit that will give the wearer a sensory experience to match the visual experiences now available through virtual reality headsets.
The Brain Chip Cometh
Bill Kochevar just scooped a forkful of mashed potatoes into his own mouth. No cause for celebration, you say? Well, it is when you consider that Kochevar is a quadriplegic, paralyzed below his shoulders in a cycling accident eight years ago. He hasn
Rewritable Paper that uses light and no ink
Developing efficient photoreversible color switching systems for constructing rewritable paper is of significant practical interest owing to the potential environmental benefits including forest conservation, pollution reduction, and resource sustain