Mar 13, 2008

Bone conduction 'earphones'

How about these stereo headphones that transmit sound vibrations through users skull bones rather than their eardrums?

They don't actually produce sound and don't go in your ear so they are not earphones. Does that make them bonephones?

More information can be found here.

Mar 11, 2008

Padded lampposts to protect distracted cell users

Padded lampposts are being installed as a trial in London to protect inattentive pedestrians.

A study found that one in ten people have hurt themselves while texting with their eyes focused on their mobile phones.

If successful, the concept will be rolled out in Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool.


Wi-Fi at Denver airport blocks many web sites

Denver International Airport offers free Wi-Fi service for travelers. However, if you want to browse Vanity Fair magazine, you’re out of luck. You'll have to buy it at the newsstand because DIA's Internet filter blocks Vanity Fair as "provocative."

When attempting to log on to the controversial web site BoingBoing, using Microsoft Vista, a warning will appear on your screen saying, “This program has known computability issues.” Needless to say BoingBoing is also blocked at Denver International Airport.

They say they're using prudent judgment in a public, family-friendly atmosphere

Critics say the airport is using the same technology used by repressive regimes in Sudan and Kuwait.


Mar 9, 2008

Obama's first change as president

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