Category Archives: Technology

Most Common iPhone Passcodes

Daniel Amitay collected a set of four-digit passcodes from iPhone users using his Big Brother Camera Security app (which Apple has subsequently banned from the App Store). If you have an iOS device and you lock it using a four-digit passcode, … Continue reading

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Robert Scoble Peers Into the Future

Robert Scoble asks, “Google 2015: what will it look like?” and predicts trends for the next four years. I like his list of ten, especially, “Home entertainment systems will increasingly go completely Internet connected and many people will unplug their cable … Continue reading

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Voyager Spacecraft Approach Interstellar Space

Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, launched in 1977, continue to coast outwards from the sun, and both spacecraft are approaching interstellar space. The boundary of interstellar space is defined as the point beyond which the solar wind gives way to stellar … Continue reading

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How to Shred a Barcode

Via Ann Finkbeiner at The Last Word on Nothing blog, Abstruse Goose works out the best way to shred a barcode.  

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Retina Displays in Additional Apple Devices?

I have commented in this space that I am waiting for an iPad with a higher resolution display. What is the chance that this will happen at any time soon? Via John Gruber’s Daring Fireball, I learned that Tim Ricchuiti at the … Continue reading

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The Impossibility of Long Distance Space Travel

Alan Finkel writes today on the Cosmos website: The clash of two titans – physics and chemistry – are major barriers to human space travel to Mars and beyond, and may well make it impossible … at least with current … Continue reading

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Radiation Charts

Are you confused about how big a radiation dose is harmful? (I am.) Check out these radiation charts, which attempt to put things into perspective. A Layman’s Intro to Radiation xkcd’s Radiation Chart [Updated 27-Apr-2011] Randall Munroe has updated his … Continue reading

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