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  • Remote-control house? There’s an app for that

    11/21/2013 8:36:46 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/21/2013 | Giuseppe Macri
    Installing smart-home automation systems can be pricey, which is why designer Roger Yiu is giving consumers a back door to controlling your home on your mobile — the Smart Power Strip app. The Smart Power Strip lets you power on and off any device you can plug into a conventional wall outlet. You can also set timers and read your electricity usage in real-time, all from your smartphone.
  • WiFi kettle allows you to boil water from bed

    10/08/2013 12:56:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:57PM BST 08 Oct 2013 | Rosa Silverman
    It may only take a minute or two to boil a kettle, but the agonizing wait for that reassuring click is now over, with the launch of the world’s first WiFi version. The ultimate in mod cons for the consumer too busy—or lazy—to enter the kitchen and do the job manually, the iKettle can be switched on from your smartphone from anywhere in the home. The technology promises to cater for any “urgent hot drink scenario”, enabling the user to remain on the sofa, or in bed in the morning, until the water is ready to pour. …
  • Hackers hijack software in a car and remotely control the steering, brakes and horn using a laptop

    07/25/2013 1:42:55 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 120 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 Jul 2013 | VICTORIA WOOLLASTON
    Forget hacking accounts, computers or mobile devices - security engineers from Indiana have managed to hack the software inside the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape. Using a laptop wirelessly connected to the car's electronics, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek were able to remotely control the brakes, the accelerate, change the speedometer, switch the headlights on and off, tighten the seatbelts and even blast the horn. The project was funded by a grant from the U.S Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to highlight the security risks affecting modern-day cars. Miller, a security engineer at Twitter, and Valasek, Director of Security Intelligence...
  • Civil Discourse about Israel

    02/18/2011 2:06:37 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 5 replies
    Civil Discourse about Israel by Ari Bussel An interesting question was raised at a Jewish Federation event in Greater Los Angeles: Should Jews who do not live, pay taxes or risk their lives in Israel have a say in Israel’s affairs? While the community is debating this question, Israel has long been struggling with the reverse question: Should Israelis living overseas have the ability to vote in Israeli elections. There are many hundreds of thousands of Israelis whose permanent residence is outside of Israel (in the Greater Los Angeles area alone there are rumored to be some 350,000 Israelis). An...
  • Five Killed in Istanbul Bomb Attack on Soldiers' Bus

    06/23/2010 1:28:27 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | Page last updated at 14:31 GMT, Tuesday, 22 June 2010 15:31 UK | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A remote-controlled bomb that hit a bus carrying Turkish soldiers and civilians has killed five people and left at least 12 injured in Istanbul. The explosion took place when the vehicle was passing through the Halkali district on the outskirts of the city. The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), believed to be an offshoot of the PKK Kurdish rebel group, later claimed responsibility for the attack. The PKK has recently stepped up its attacks on Turkish military targets."
  • Make your own UAV spy device on the cheap

    06/09/2010 6:56:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 82+ views
    CNET ^ | June 8, 2010 | John Chan
    Wholesale gadget site Chinavasion has a product called the RC plane camera that will let you convert your remote-controlled aircraft into an overhead spy camera. This cylindrical device attaches to your hobby airplane or helicopter and lets you shoot VGA-quality video or photos at 1,280x960 resolution. It probably won't give you the quality military unmanned aerial vehicles are capable of, but hey, capturing aerial views of your neighborhood is still pretty cool. Why spend money on something like that when almost everyone owns a regular compact digicam? Well, a Canon Ixus or Sony Cyber-shot, however small, will still weigh about...
  • CBS' 'Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman' Ad Riles Critics

    12/07/2009 9:24:38 PM PST · by GonzoII · 34 replies · 1,615+ views
    Fox ^ | Dec 7 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A video advertisement on CBS's Web site that "mashes" material from the iconic "Frosty the Snowman" Christmastime cartoon with two of the network's comedy series is offensive and should be pulled, media analysts told FoxNews.com. The video ad, "Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman," takes authentic dialogue from CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" and "Two and a Half Men" and dubs it on top of the cartoon classic, changing well-known "Frosty" scenes to contain suggestions that the snowman and his friends visit a "strip club." The mash-up also discusses Frosty's "porn collection" and contains repeated mentions of prior sexual conquests. The...
  • Ken Ober, Host of Classic MTV Game Show Remote Control Dies

    11/16/2009 4:04:45 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 44 replies · 3,611+ views
    MTV ^ | 11/16/2009
    Remembering Ken Ober, The Voice Of 'Remote Control' Posted 41 minutes ago by Kyle Anderson in Music, Television This was a sad day at MTV, as we had a death in the family. Ken Ober, the longtime comedian, television producer and host of early MTV game show "Remote Control," passed away at age 52. Arguably, Ober's most indelible legacy is "Remote Control," which premiered in 1987 and was one of MTV's first attempts at crafting an original television series. The premise was delightfully low-fi: Ober posited that he hosted a media-obsessed game show out of the basement of his parents'...
  • Researchers Remote Control Flying Beetles Via Electrodes(cyborg beetle recon)

    09/28/2009 9:03:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 860+ views
    Switched ^ | 09/27/09 | Terrence O'Brien
    Computers Researchers Remote Control Flying Beetles Via Electrodes by Terrence O'Brien (RSS feed) — Sep 27th 2009 at 3:01PM The military and researchers across the country have been working on putting tiny bots in the air for quite some time. They've talked robotic spy-bats, dreamed up cyborg crickets, dragonflies, and all matter of other bug-sized bots. In fact, they've successfully implanted electrodes into the brains of crickets, moths, and beetles to exercise some control over their movements -- they even got a beetle to briefly take flight. But until now, the amount of control over motions has been very limited....
  • Are You Ready for Some Football? I’m Not.

    08/18/2009 9:55:56 AM PDT · by Matt Philbin · 57 replies · 1,676+ views
    The Culture & Media Institute ^ | August 18 | Matt Philbin
    So Michael Vick is an Eagle now. That’s ok with me. I’m a Giants fan. Or I was a Giants fan, when I could stand to follow pro football. For a long time now, I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch more than a few games a season. These days, I feel nearly as out-of-place at a Super Bowl party as I would at an Oscar party. Here in the DC area, the Redskins religion has begun its sacramental advent count-down to opening Sunday. I wish I could share the excitement. Part of the problem is that I’m...
  • China says seven "terror cells" found in Kashgar

    06/04/2009 7:34:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 684+ views
    (REUTERS) via YAHOO News ^ | Wed, Jun 3 10:16 AM | n/a
    China uncovered seven "terror cells" in the western frontier city of Kashgar in the first four months of 2009, the China Daily said on Wednesday, citing the city's party secretary. The historic oasis city in the arid region of Xinjiang is home to the Muslim Uighurs, an ethnic group that often chafes under Chinese rule and resents an influx of Han Chinese workers from central China. The area borders Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as central Asian states.
  • Technology May Halt the High-Speed Chase (OnStar can stop your car REMOTELY)

    12/13/2008 10:16:55 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 84 replies · 2,212+ views
    Newsfactor ^ | Dec. 12, 2008 | Larry Copeland
    OnStar, the unit behind General Motors' GPS-based in-vehicle security system, offers Stolen Vehicle Slowdown technology: An OnStar operator can send a signal to a vehicle, restricting its fuel and slowing it to 3-5 mph. The technology is available on about 1 million 2009 GM vehicles, OnStar spokesman Jim Kobus says. Another company, Virginia Beach-based StarChase, is field-testing its Pursuit Management System. It's a launcher on the front of a police car that fires projectiles that stick on a fleeing vehicle targeted by laser, enabling police to track it by GPS. The system, which has been tested by police in Columbus,...
  • Remote Control (McCain New Web Ad)

    08/29/2008 3:32:13 AM PDT · by paudio · 4 replies · 163+ views
    New McCain Web Ad contains clips of the Dims saying what they thought about Obama, as well as various wars on the background.
  • California proposes government-regulated thermostats

    01/21/2008 2:55:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies · 530+ views
    One News Now ^ | January 21, 2008 | Pete Chagnon
    Californians may soon have to deal with climate change on a different scale -- and this time the culprit isn't greenhouse gas. The California Energy Commission is proposing a plan which allows the government to regulate household thermostats in the event of an "energy crisis." Under the proposed rules, all new thermostats will be fitted with technology that will allow the government to adjust the temperature of someone's home by plus or minus four degrees. Originally the plans called for mandatory compliance; however, amid public outcry, the plans have been slightly altered to allow an individual to turn off the...
  • IRAQ: 'CORPSE BOMB' TACTIC

    06/05/2007 4:11:55 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 24 replies · 1,054+ views
    aki ^ | 6/5/7
    Baghdad, 6 June (AKI) - Iraqi insurgents have experimented a "corpse bomb", a police official in the Nineveh province has told the pan Arab daily al-Sharq al-Awsat. According to Major Al-Karim al-Jibburi a group of armed men beheaded a local police officer near Mosul late Sunday, and then rigged his body with explosives and loaded it into a police car. When the policeman's colleagues came to retrieve his body- al Jibburi said - the insurgents triggered the device by remote control. It's not the first time that a corpse in Iraq has been booby-trapped with explosives but local security officials...
  • Bird-brained China scientists learn to fly pigeons (borg pigeon at your service)

    02/28/2007 9:42:00 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies · 806+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/27/07
    Bird-brained China scientists learn to fly pigeons Tue Feb 27, 12:53 AM ET BEIJING (Reuters) - Scientists in eastern China say they have succeeded in controlling the flight of pigeons with micro electrodes planted in their brains, state media reported on Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT Scientists at the Robot Engineering Technology Research Centre at Shandong University of Science and Technology said ther electrodes could command them to fly right or left or up or down, Xinhua news agency said. "The implants stimulate different areas of the pigeon's brain according to signals sent by the scientists via computer, and force the bird to...
  • TV: Pause to remember the man behind the remote, Robert Adler, dead at 93

    02/16/2007 3:12:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 333+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/16/07 | Shannon Dininny - ap
    BOISE, Idaho – Hit the mute button for a moment of silence: The co-inventor of the TV remote has died. Robert Adler, who won an Emmy Award along with fellow engineer Eugene Polley for the device that made couch potatoship possible, died Thursday of heart failure at a Boise nursing home at 93, Zenith Electronics Corp. said Friday. In his six-decade career with Zenith, Adler was a prolific inventor, earning more than 180 U.S. patents. He was best known for his 1956 Zenith Space Command remote control, which helped make TV a truly sedentary pastime. The National Academy of Television...
  • JOIN THE CLICK HAPPY B-DAY, REMOTE CONTROL!

    11/26/2006 12:39:24 PM PST · by lowbridge · 221+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 26, 2006 | DANIEL BUKSZPAN
    By any measure, 2006 has been a momentous year in American history. The nation's population surpassed 300 million. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high. And the vice president shot someone in the face. More importantly, it marks the 50th anniversary of the world's first wireless television remote control. That's right, the remote - a k a channel changer, clicker, flipper switcher, god stick, zapper - is 50 years young. In November of 1956, Zenith issued its revolutionary Space Command, spawning a new breed of human sloths: the American couch potato. In the post-WWII years, changing the channel...
  • Japan developing remote control for humans

    11/11/2005 8:20:57 PM PST · by Braak · 18 replies · 627+ views
    CNN.com ^ | Tuesday, October 25, 2005; Posted: 3:58 p.m. EDT (19:58 GMT) | Yuri Kageyama
    Japan developing remote control for humans By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press Tuesday, October 25, 2005; Posted: 3:58 p.m. EDT (19:58 GMT) ATSUGI, Japan (AP) -- We wield remote controls to turn things on and off, make them advance, make them halt. Ground-bound pilots use remotes to fly drone airplanes, soldiers to maneuver battlefield robots. But manipulating humans? Prepare to be remotely controlled. Just imagine being rendered the rough equivalent of a radio-controlled toy car. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp., Japans top telephone company, says it is developing the technology to perhaps make video games more realistic. A special headset was...
  • Remote Control Device 'Controls' Humans

    10/25/2005 11:23:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 642+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/25/05 | YURI KAGEYAMA - ap
    ATSUGI, Japan - We wield remote controls to turn things on and off, make them advance, make them halt. Ground-bound pilots use remotes to fly drone airplanes, soldiers to maneuver battlefield robots. But manipulating humans? Prepare to be remotely controlled. I was. Just imagine being rendered the rough equivalent of a radio-controlled toy car. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp., Japans top telephone company, says it is developing the technology to perhaps make video games more realistic. But more sinister applications also come to mind. I can envision it being added to militaries' arsenals of so-called "non-lethal" weapons. A special headset...
  • Remote control: built-in or bolt-on? (whackjob believes 9-11 planes were remote controlled)

    08/31/2005 4:00:42 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 32 replies · 747+ views
    911-strike dot com ^ | 2002 | Jerry Russell
    Remote control: built-in or bolt-on? by Jerry RussellAdvocates of the theory that remote control might have been used to guide the 9/11 aircraft to their targets, have been troubled by a debate over whether the necessary remote controls were actually built-in to the aircraft, or whether they were bolted-on as a retrofit for the specific tasks of 9/11.  Both theories have been viewed as having difficulties: building the system as standard equipment would require too many people to know about the system (causing security difficulties), while a retrofit of the system would also be too complex and expensive with excessive...
  • Greta Van Susteren Cleans Up in Aruba

    08/08/2005 12:08:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 79 replies · 3,105+ views
    MyWay.com | AP ^ | 8/7/05 | David Bauder
    NEW YORK (AP) - Bringing a microphone and camera crew to the gates of an Aruba landfill this past week, Greta Van Susteren returned to the island that her nightly Fox News Channel program has figuratively called home recently. Van Susteren's "On the Record" has relentlessly followed the mysterious disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway of Alabama while on a graduation trip to Aruba in May. Critics find it an obsession bordering on the bizarre, twisting traditional notions of news judgment and becoming Exhibit A in the media's fascination with missing people - as long as they happen to be young,...
  • S. Korea: Robot Sentry Developed For DMZ Duty

    07/07/2005 5:34:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 514+ views
    Yonhap News (via Naver.com) ^ | 07/07/05 | Lee Ok-hyun
    /begin my translation S. Korea: Robot Sentry Developed For DMZ Duty After a recent shooting accident inside guard post at DMZ, (S. Korean) military is looking into the possibility of installing unmanned intelligent robot sentry. On July 7th, at Dodam System inside Daeduk Research Park, Taejon City, a research team is testing a cutting-edge intelligent sentry and combat robot 'Aegis.' Armed with thermal imaging and infrared sensors, Aegis can remotely target and shoot enemies up up 1 km away. It would help relieve the burden from soldiers at guard post, and help reduce the number of soldiers stationed at guard post. [Lee Ok-hyun in Taejon, Yonhap News, 2005.7.7]   /begin my translation
  • Japan:I spy with my cyber eye ...(remote-controlled robot PC)

    06/29/2005 5:19:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 422+ views
    I spy with my cyber eye ... Computer company ICA Inc. unveils its new robot-shaped PC cover "White Box Robotics" at an embedded systems technology expo in Tokyo June 29, 2005. The computer cover moves on wheels, guided by remote control and is equipped with a camera that can wirelessly transfer surveillance images to mobile devices. The technology will be utilized in the future for home security or home care, the company President Shuji Kondo said.
  • Fret About PC Zombie Threat?

    05/28/2005 8:47:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 655+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 05/27/05 | Scarlet Pruitt
    Fret About PC Zombie Threat? Scarlet Pruitt, IDG News Service Fri May 27,12:00 PM ET LONDON-- Worried about zombies? Internet users concerned about the number of virus-infected PCs ready to launch an attack over the Web can at least keep track of how afraid they should be--and satisfy their curiosity--by visiting CipherTrust Inc.'s new ZombieMeter resource. The security company added the ZombieMeter to its Web site this week, offering visitors hourly information on the global activity of new zombies by tracking data it receives through its IronMail e-mail security appliances. Zombiesare Internet-connected computers that have been infected by malicious code...
  • Mouse Click Brings Home Thrill of the Hunt

    05/07/2005 10:51:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 372+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/08/05 | Sylvia Moreno
    Mouse Click Brings Home Thrill of the Hunt Critics Move to Stop Tex. Online Business By Sylvia MorenoWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, May 8, 2005; Page A01 John Lockwood's Web site allows users to stalk and kill quarry from computers in remote locations. He says the site's main audience is people who are disabled or overseas. (By J. Michael Short For The Washington Post)   BULVERDE, Tex. -- On a tranquil Central Texas landscape, three fallow deer wandered through live oak and cedar as a rifle barrel poked out of a small shack nearby. With a metallic click, the Remington, clutched...
  • Man Who Claims Brain Was Locked In Computer Charged With Threatening Doctor

    04/18/2005 3:54:45 AM PDT · by billorites · 36 replies · 1,029+ views
    WAVE3.com Louisville ^ | April 12, 2005 | Associated Press
    (TERRE HAUTE, Ind.) -- A man who claimed doctors "locked" his brain in a federal computer has been locked in the Vigo County Jail on a charge of threatening a physician. Kriss L. Rehmel, 38, of Coalmont, was accused of sending letters to several people, including President Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, asking them to unlock his brain, which he believes has been controlled by a computer since Sept. 11, 2001, said Vigo County Sheriff Jon Marvel. The letters claimed Dr. Michael Rader of Terre Haute was to blame. The writer said that he would...
  • U.S. Drones Crowd Iraq's Skies to Fight Insurgents

    04/05/2005 6:23:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 63 replies · 3,876+ views
    NYT ^ | 04/05/05 | ERIC SCHMITT
    The Predator, with a 49-foot wingspan, is among the remotely piloted aircraft sending data from Iraq and Afghanistan back to crews in Nevada. U.S. Drones Crowding the Skies to Fight Insurgents in Iraq By ERIC SCHMITT NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., March 30 - In the skies over Iraq, the number of remotely piloted aircraft - increasingly crucial tools in tracking insurgents, foiling roadside bombings, protecting convoys and launching missile attacks - has shot up to more than 700 now from just a handful four years ago, military officials say. As the American military continues to shift its emphasis...
  • Remote Control B-52 UAV (Huge jet powered model aircraft - with Videos)

    02/22/2005 2:12:20 AM PST · by Eagle9 · 51 replies · 66,055+ views
    Balsa Busters ^ | April 2, 2004 | Gordon Nichols
    VIDEOS: (Windows Media Format) - First Test taxi - VIDEO1(3.4MB) - First Video of Takeoff - VIDEO2 (2.1MB) - Long video of flying - VIDEO3 (29.2MB) - Video of the Crash - VIDEO4 (4.6MB) B-52 Specs: Builder: Gordon Nichols Contributing Team Members: Lance Bell (Co-constuctor, plans) Neil Dare (Undercarriage systems design and build) Dave Biddington (Engine pod design and moulding) Bob Everitt (Tail cone and rear armament construction) Wingspan: 23' Length: 23' Speed: Range: Dry Weight: 297 lbs Fueled Weight: 330lbs (inside the CAA 150kg limit) Fuel Capacity: 22 litres Jet A1 Kit Manufacturer: N/A Kit Availability: N/A Servo/Usage List:...
  • In Praise of the Mad Scientist [Genius Inventor Nikola Tesla]

    01/13/2005 8:04:25 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 94 replies · 2,019+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | January 4th, 2005 | Samantha Hunt
    Inventor Nikola Tesla is beginning to remind me of the Michigan Mushroom—that underground fungus, nearly as large as its native state. He keeps cropping up unexpectedly like a truth suppressed. In 2004 this once forgotten scientist peppered films as motley as the smoky Coffee and Cigarettes, the silicone-sleek Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and the shoestring Primer. Tesla, beside inventing the radio (check with the Supreme Court, Marconi fans), the radar, remote control, and alternating current (AC electricity), also tinkered with a series of dreamy though equally ingenious ideas: plans to light the oceans, photograph thoughts, use insects...
  • New Windows Bugs "Critical", Lack Patches

    12/27/2004 1:48:29 PM PST · by Eagle9 · 78 replies · 2,263+ views
    TechWeb News ^ | December 27, 2004 | Gregg Keizer
    A trio of new and unpatched vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows were made public on security mailing lists over the weekend, nudging some security vendors to alert users that their systems may be open to attack and hijacking. The vulnerabilities, first reported by a Chinese group and then posted to the Bugtraq mailing list, are in Windows' LoadImage API function, its animated cursor files, and in the way it handles help files. All of the bugs are as yet unpatched. All currently-supported versions of Windows -- Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Windows Server 2003 -- are affected by the three flaws,...
  • Boeing: Robot plane drops bomb in successful test

    04/19/2004 2:05:44 AM PDT · by endthematrix · 14 replies · 226+ views
    USATODAY ^ | 4/18/2004 | AP
    A robotic plane deliberately dropped a bomb near a truck at Edwards Air Force Base on Sunday, marking another step forward for technology the U.S. military hopes will one day replace human pilots on dangerous combat missions. Under human supervision but without human piloting, a prototype of Boeing's X-45 took off from the desert base, opened its bomb bay doors, dropped a 250-pound Small Smart Bomb and then landed. The inert bomb struck within inches of the truck it was supposed to hit, Boeing said, adding that had the bomb contained explosives, the target would have been destroyed. "It's absolutely...
  • Microsoft Software in Every Car?

    12/01/2003 3:40:44 PM PST · by GluteusMax · 64 replies · 723+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06:47 PM Nov. 30, 2003 PT | Associated Press Staff
    <p>REDMOND, Wash. -- First Microsoft set out to put a computer in every home. Now the software giant hopes to put one in every vehicle, too.</p> <p>"We'd like to have one of our operating systems in every car on Earth," said Dick Brass, vice-president of Microsoft's automotive business unit. "It's a lofty goal."</p>
  • German Intel Warned By U.S.-Al Qaeda Plans Small Rocket Attacks on Aircraft Worldwide

    06/12/2002 12:32:20 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 13 replies · 303+ views
    Reuters Breaking Wire and ABC News ^ | June 12, 02 | Flash Wire Staff
    Germanys BND Intelligence Agency warned that Al Qaeda may be planning to use radio-controlled model planes or small rockets to attack passanger aircraft wolrdwide.A German seurity source said that the warning was based on information from the United States.
  • How TV honchos are trying to control your remote (Judge orders company to spy on customers)

    05/05/2002 7:49:21 PM PDT · by LarryLied · 11 replies · 247+ views
    ZDNet ^ | 5/06/02 | David Coursey
    A federal magistrate has ordered digital video recorder maker Sonicblue to spy on customers. It's just the latest move in a lawsuit filed last October by entertainment companies upset about Sonicblue's ReplayTV devices, which let users skip commercials and share recorded programs over the Internet. The company has been told to monitor what TV programming its customers record, duplicate, or send to others. "We have been told to invade the privacy of our customers and hand over the data," Sonicblue CEO Ken Potashner told CNET Radio's Tracy Romine on Friday. (Click here for links to the full interview.) THE COMPANY...
  • The insidious truth behind making a remote controlled rat (Chinese secret development)

    05/03/2002 4:41:39 PM PDT · by Registered · 21 replies · 251+ views
    me ^ | 05.03.02 | Registered
    You may have seen this news item posted on FreeRepublic. A rat maneuvers along a railroad track using a remote-controlled micro stimulator in San Antonio, in this November 2000 video image made available Wednesday, May 1, 2002. By implanting electrodes in rats' brains, scientists have created remote-controlled rodents they could command to turn, climb, jump or navigate piles of rubble, an advance they say could someday assist in search and rescue efforts. (AP Photo/SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Sanjiv Talwar) Folks, the truth is finally out about this insidious, wicked, abuse of one of God's littlest creatures.For what you saw reported...
  • If Life's A Rat Race, Now We Can Steer

    05/02/2002 6:00:30 AM PDT · by 2Trievers · 3 replies · 205+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 2 2002 | Combined Wire Services
    Transmitting wireless signals directly into the brain, a group of scientists has produced the ultimate lab rat - an animal that can be guided by remote control over fences, up trees, through pipes and across rubble at distances of up to a third of a mile. In effect, they have transformed a living animal into a robot. The researchers, from the State University of New York and Drexel University, say their work with brain implants ultimately could produce controlled rats that could be used for rescue missions, video surveillance or detecting explosives such as land mines. The researchers implanted electrical...