Radio New Zealand National recently broadcast an interview with Prof. Dale Carnegie the head of Victoria University's School of Engineering and Computer Science. Amongst other research his group have been collaborating with the School of Music to design an...
The Guardian revealed last week that Apple is looking for a secure vehicle test track facility near SiliconValley. Therefore confirming the rumours that Apple is working on building a self-driving car. However, an article in The Verge warns Apple fans not t...
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is a steam punk webcomic, and now a book, by Sydney Padua. It tells the story of our heroes Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage who actually do " build the Difference Engine and use it to create runaway economic...
Sometimes it's good to blog off topic. I was watching a doco last night when it introduced the remarkable topic of art made out of microscopic plankton. That's right, the image you can see to the right is made out of really tiny microscopic plankton, called...
With the cost of data storage being so cheap the Internet has the potential to remember everything that is ever posted online, for ever! Whilst historians might relish the idea of a future where the personal details of everyone are searchable centuries back...
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The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home | Threat Level | WIRED
Leave your ring of cut-brass secrets unattended on your desk at work, at a bar table while you buy another round, or in a hotel room, and an
A publisher finally understands (some of) what an author wants
Authors are generally of the opinion that most publishers couldn't run an efficient, modern business to save their lives. (To be fair, most
Facebook Home And Windows Phone Are Making The Same Apps-Related Misstep...
The problem for Home is Facebook has underestimated how important apps -- and, crucially, the customisation apps afford -- are to the smartp
Secure Yourself by Using Two-Step Verification on These 16 Web Services
Two-factor authentication, also known as 2-step verification, provides additional security for your online accounts. Even if someone discove
Is a rat smarter than Google? That's what two AI experts say
And that's no dig at Google, according to artificial intelligence researchers Yann LeCun and Josh Tenenbaum. The two spoke at the World Scie
Kurzweil still doesn't understand the brain : Pharyngula
Ray Kurzweil has responded to my criticisim of futurist fortune-telling. It really just compounds the problems, though, and gullible people
Guardian Goggles: because life's too short to think for yourself - video
Alan Rusbridger, editor in chief, unveils the latest exciting step in the Guardian's mission to harness the power of online media: Guardian
RSA Conference 2008 Alan Turing Logo Animation on the Behance Network
Logo Animation for the RSA Conference theme Alan Turing
OUPblog » Blog Archive » Turing : the irruption of Materialism into thought
By Paul Cockshott. This year is being widely celebrated as the Turing centenary. He is being hailed as the inventor of the computer, which p
Steve Jobs Listened To Vinyl At Home, Neil Young Says : NPR
That's not a slam at digital music, the rock 'n' roll legend says. It's a recognition that current formats don't match vinyl's sound. He and