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  • CNN Caught Faking A Remote Broadcast Again.

    11/01/2017 7:22:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/01/17
    These reporters are standing right next to each other, pretending they are going a remote broadcast. Skip to 1:11 and look at the backgroud. Same people same car. Haha! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dffL0TzI4zI
  • [2014]This amazing remote-controlled contraceptive microchip you implant under your skin is the...

    08/23/2015 2:55:48 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 17, 2014 | By Dominic Basulto
    By 2018, it may be possible to purchase a contraceptive microchip that you implant under your skin that delivers birth control hormones automatically into your blood stream every day for as long as 16 years. Thatís the vision of Microchips, a Massachusetts-based startup formed by MIT researchers who are developing a remote-controlled drug delivery microchip you would implant under your skin near your abdomen (or, if you prefer, your backside region). Without having to go back to a doctor, women would be able to switch birth control hormones on and off at the touch of a button. Thatís a big...
  • Unlocking a car with your brain. [video only]

    03/19/2014 6:27:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    sixtysymbols.com ^ | 3-19-2014 | Professor Roger Bowley
    Roger Bowley, a physics professor at the University of Nottingham, explains why holding a key fob next to your brain can help extend its signal. He also demonstrates the same effect using a bottle of water, which comes in handy when trying to unlock a car.
  • Suspicious Signals - Government Disables Your Cellphone

    06/17/2013 10:55:11 AM PDT · by guyshomenet · 15 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 6/17/2013 | Guy Smith
    If your cell phone stops working, donít blame your battery. The government remotely disabled it. Central to society is the constant question of who is in control. Our quaint republic is rather unique in that we believe, and actually once enforced, the right of individual self-determination. In short, you were in charge of you and any problems you created for yourself were yours to deal with. Despite being widely popular, certain insecure individuals with weak mental constitutions wanted a perpetual nanny once they were too old for their original keepers, and found pliable politicians to allegedly protect them. In return,...
  • How to instantly lower your car windows with the key remote

    09/04/2012 6:39:05 PM PDT · by rawhide · 54 replies
    c|net.com ^ | 9-4-12 | By Ed Rhee
    The temperature inside your car can get insanely hot on sunny days, regardless of the temperature outside. When you get to your car and it's boiling hot, what's the first thing you do? You lower the windows and blast the air conditioner, right? A convenient feature that's been around for years, but remains unknown to many car owners, is the ability to lower the windows with the key remote. This allows you to begin cooling your car without having to get in first. Unless the car dealership told you about this trick or you happen to read manuals for fun,...
  • Obama bemoans Ďpeople hurting out thereí at Sarah Jessica Parkerís $40,000-per-person†fundraiser

    06/15/2012 5:31:01 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 6/14/2012 | Twitchy
    Obama bemoans ¬Ďpeople hurting out there¬í at Sarah Jessica Parker¬ís $40,000-per-person¬†fundraiser Mark Knoller ‚úĒ @markknoller At the 4-story brownstone that is the home of Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Brokerick, Pres Obama addressed 50 ppl paying $40K per. 14 Jun 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported from the glitzy $40,000 a person Obama fundraiser at the home of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. Yes, you read that right, $40,000 each.¬† Ponder that as you read this next tweet: Mark Knoller ‚úĒ @markknoller Pres Obama said he knows there are "still a lot of people hurting...
  • Microsoft seeks patent on monetizing buttons of TV remote (charged for skipping commercials)

    03/20/2012 8:25:24 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    GeekWire ^ | 3/16/12 | Todd Bishop
    How much would you pay to watch a replay of a great play, or skip a bunch of television commercials? And should you have to? Those are a couple of the questions raised by a newly surfaced Microsoft patent application. Itís called ďControl-based Content Pricing,Ē and the basic idea is dynamic pricing of video content, based on the preferences of the user at any given moment ó essentially setting different prices for different functions of the TV remote. Hereís an excerpt from the filing. For example, if a user initiates a navigation control input to advance past (e.g., skip over)...
  • Pet Tales: These cats can drive you crazy.

    02/26/2012 11:46:29 AM PST · by dickmc · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, tec ^ | Saturday, February 26, 2012 | Linda Wilson Fuoco
    Waffle and Tirzah are two cats that really know how to make a dramatic entrance into a crowded room. Heads turned. Jaws dropped. Conversations stopped, except for one woman who said, "Oh my God! Oh my God!" Waffle, a black-and-white tuxedo cat, arrived at the Steel City Kitties cat show behind the wheel of a purple child-sized battery-operated car. His sister Tirzah, a tortoiseshell-and-white cat, lounged regally atop a fluffy white cushion in a two-wheeled cart pulled by the little car.
  • Hacked TV Remote Will Auto-Mute Snooki (Can it tune out Obama?)

    09/09/2011 4:36:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    CNN via WTAE ^ | September 7, 2011 | John D. Sutter, CNN
    (CNN) -- When Matt Richardson works from his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., he likes to keeps the TV on to stay informed, but some celebrity or another is always taking up airtime and bugging him. "A while ago it was Charlie Sheen. And then it was Sarah Palin. And then it was Donald Trump," said Richardson, who is a video producer for Make Magazine. "And after a while I realized there's sort of always someone who I don't really want to hear about." Like any good hacker, Richardson decided to come up with a fix: He developed a do-it-yourself TV...
  • Aid delivered to remote farming village

    06/12/2010 2:10:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 193+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Daniel Schneider, USA
    BAGHDAD Ė Despite the stifling heat, Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and the Iraqi Army teamed up to bring a little relief to a remote, impoverished farming community here, June 4. Spc. John Laursen, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, hands out water during a joint U.S.-Iraqi humanitarian aid mission to the Bashariyah district near Yusifiyah, Iraq, June 4, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Schneider.The Iraqi Soldiers took the lead on a humanitarian aid drop to the rural Bashariyah district, a community near the town of Yusifiyah.† Iraqi...
  • U.K. Man Jailed for Killing Wife With TV Remote Control

    12/18/2009 10:27:56 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,048+ views
    Sky News ^ | December 18, 2009
    A U.K. man has been jailed for three years for killing his wife by throwing a television remote control at her head... Paul Harvey, 46, killed Gloria Laguna by a fluke chance after the remote struck her on a weak artery near her neck. The couple had been arguing when Harvey lost his temper at his wife, a former American diplomat in India. An argument started about maintenance which Harvey was paying to a stepdaughter from a previous marriage.
  • Cheating Gets High-Tech With the Remote-Controlled Bowling Ball

    11/06/2009 8:18:53 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 11 replies · 690+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 11/05/09 | Alex Hutchinson
    What do you get the sports fan who wants to bowl 300 without practicing? Try the RC900, a remote-control bowling ball invented by San Antonio, Texas-based 900 Global. The bowler steers the ball by adjusting the position of a weight screwed onto a threaded shaft inside the ball. The product is being marketed to young children and those unable to bowl because of physical limitations. The ball itself is surprisingly nimble, as evidenced by a user-submitted video (see below) in which one of them slaloms smoothly around four chairs set up along the lane before striking the headpin. Of...
  • Flying deep into Middle East, from a cockpit in Fargo

    10/11/2009 3:31:20 PM PDT · by Saije · 7 replies · 679+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 10/10/2009 | Mark Brunswick
    A new world of air combat is unfolding inside a secretive facility in Fargo, N.D., where pilots sitting in front of video screens and clutching joysticks are conducting missions over Iraq and Afghanistan -- and then driving home to the wife and kids at the end of their shift. For the first time ever, the U.S. military will train more pilots to fly unmanned drones this year than it does pilots for jets and bombers. And a storied group from the North Dakota Air National Guard is helping to usher in the historic transition. It's a far cry from the...
  • Remote Wash. Community To Get Phone Service [Stehekin]

    07/24/2009 1:59:50 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies · 2,033+ views
    WSBTV.com ^ | July 23, 2009 | staff reporter
    YAKIMA, Wash. -- One of the most remote communities in the lower 48 states is finally set to get phone service. The National Park Service is allowing a small telephone company to use public land to bring service to Stehekin, about 100 miles northeast of Seattle in the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. Stehekin has about 80 year-round residents and is reachable only by boat, float plane or a several-day hike through the wilderness. The phone company, WeavTel, has been pursuing a chance to install telephone service there for years, despite opposition from some residents who don't want it. A...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, April 26-May 2, 2009: Where (and What) is This?

    04/30/2009 9:13:14 PM PDT · by cogitator · 31 replies · 5,626+ views
    Not going to make this easy
    Not the greatest image, but there aren't very many of this place. Nonetheless, it is both geologically and geographically significant. So: where is it, and why is it noteworthy? (After guesses, answer will likely be posted Friday evening 05/01 or Saturday 05/02). I've scattered a couple of nebulous clues in this text. Super great cudos if you can name this place. Good luck! (Click for full size, if that helps.)
  • Armor: It's Alive! (CROWS, remotely operated turrets -- the enemy hates them)

    12/13/2008 7:37:11 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 53 replies · 3,934+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 12/11/08
    December 11, 2008: The remote control turret changed the battlefield more than you might think. It all began three years ago, when the U.S. Army realized that new remote control gun turret designs actually worked, and suddenly they could not get enough of them. The army ordered over 9,000 CROWS (common remotely operated weapon stations), but for a while could only get 15 a month. By the end of 2006, there were about a thousand CROWS in service by the end of the year. The main issue was that the enemy was no longer able to knock out the turret...
  • Israel deploys remote-controlled guns near Gaza

    11/11/2008 2:30:25 PM PST · by Flavius · 27 replies · 1,366+ views
    gmanews ^ | 11/11/08 | gmanews
    JERUSALEM - Israeli defense officials say the military has deployed remote-control machine guns along its border with the Gaza Strip. The system allows female soldiers watching television screens in control rooms in the rear to spot targets and open fire. In the past, lookouts had to call in ground forces to intercept militants.
  • PRT strives to build relationships in remote village

    10/07/2008 6:36:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 179+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Tammie Moore, USAF
    10/7/2008 - BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- A 40-person team of Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers from the Kapisa and Parwan Provincial Reconstruction Team recently traveled to a remote village to provide medical services. After traversing a rugged, hand-hewn mountain roads barely wide enough for a Humvee, the team of security and medical experts arrived at Pacha Hawk to fulfill their two month plan to provide medical services to the residents, many of whom had never seen a doctor before. A small group of elders and children met the eight-vehicle convoy as it approached the village center, located in a brown...
  • Navy sees future with drones for spying but not fighting

    06/02/2008 2:41:16 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 23 replies · 140+ views
    A.P. ^ | 6/02/2008 | Sebastian Abbot
    Navy sees future with drones for spying but not fighting Associated Press Newswires 06/02/2008 Author: Sebastian Abbot ABOARD THE USS HARRY S TRUMAN (AP) - The Navy lags well behind the Air Force in the development of armed drones -- the unmanned aircraft now used increasingly in Iraq and Afghanistan -- insisting that its "Top Gun" fighter pilots are still smarter, better and more flexible in combat. But the contrasting visions for the next generation of America's air arsenal point to wider debates within the military about the pace of incorporating remote-control technology into future battle strategies. It also touches...
  • In remote China, Tibetans break silence ("We want freedom .. Dalai Lama to come back to his land."

    03/20/2008 5:18:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 349+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/08 | Cara Anna - ap
    TONGREN, China - A Tibetan monk crouched in the quiet courtyard of a nearly deserted monastery and bitterly recalled the words he and his fellow monks have been forced to recite every year at government-organized classes: "I love this country." The "patriotic education classes" have been imposed on the monks for the past decade, but the young monk in the centuries-old Rongwo monastery still can speak his own mind to a journalist. "We want freedom," he said. "We want the Dalai Lama to come back to his land." The monastery is located in the valley town of Tongren, in Qinghai...