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Robot wars: The rise of artificial intelligence

• January, 2009

Robot wars: The rise of artificial intelligence By Steve Connor Friday, 19 December 2008 They can entertain children, feed the elderly, care for the sick. But warnings are being sounded about the march of robots The robots are not so much coming; they have arrived. But instead of dominating humanity with superior logic and strength, they threaten to create an underclass of people who are left without human contact. The rise of robots in the home, in the workplace and in warfare needs to be

MS offers peek through Windows 7

• December, 2008

MS offers peek through Windows 7 By Rory Cellan-Jones Technology Correspondent, BBC News, Los Angeles Microsoft has unveiled the latest version of its Windows operating system. It promised that it will deliver a better experience for users when it arrives sometime late next year. Windows 7 follows Vista, which Microsoft claims has been a success, but which has been subject to fierce criticism from a number of users. The system was demonstrated at the company’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles. Senior vice-president Steven Sinofsky

Social services ‘set up CCTV camera in couple’s bedroom’

• December, 2008

Social services ‘set up CCTV camera in couple’s bedroom’ By Martin Beckford, Social Affairs Correspondent Social workers set up a CCTV camera in the bedroom of a couple with learning difficulties in order to monitor their behaviour, a new report claims. Council staff are said to have spied on the young parents at night as part of a plan to see if they were fit to look after their baby, who was sleeping in another room. The mother and father were forced to cite the

Web spies monitor activists online for police, attorney-general

• December, 2008

Web spies monitor activists online for police, attorney-general AAP November 26, 2008 A PRIVATE intelligence company has been engaged by police to secretly monitor internet and email use by activist and protest groups, a report says. The company was hired to monitor and report on the internet activities of anti-war campaigners, animal rights activists, environmental campaigners, and other protest groups, Fairfax Media reported. It was hired by Victorian Police, the Australian Federal Police and the federal Attorney-General’s department. The Melbourne-based firm has for the past

Australia planning to block 10,000 websites

• November, 2008

Australia planning to block 10,000 websites By Bonnie Malkin in Sydney Last Updated: 5:17AM GMT 14 Nov 2008 Australia is preparing to block public access to 10,000 websites deemed to carry “unwanted content”. The websites will be blocked as part of a government-sponsored trial of its filter technology that will start before Christmas and last six weeks. The government has already identified 1300 websites that it wants to black list as part of the clean feeds scheme. Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said the sites mostly

The AirJelly -fish/bird/bionic/thing <<VideoLink>>

• November, 2008

The AirJelly -fish/bird/bionic/thing <<VideoLink>> <<Editors notE>> Here’s a link to a movieclip and some German explanation about some bionic flying Jellyfish … thing. At least it had me going for a while. Don’t ask me any details, I’m not really into German, but from what I could understand it went something like: “Air… Helium… Little batteries… Fun… Transmitter… Cool… Arty… Commerce… Factory… Still cool… Eventhough… Well, what the hell, I’ll post it and they’ll figure it out…” So… Follow this link below! AirJelly

Passports will be needed to buy mobile phones – UK

• October, 2008

October 19, 2008 by David Leppard Everyone who buys a mobile telephone will be forced to register their identity on a national database under government plans to extend massively the powers of state surveillance. Phone buyers would have to present a passport or other official form of identification at the point of purchase. Privacy campaigners fear it marks the latest government move to create a surveillance society. A compulsory national register for the owners of all 72m mobile phones in Britain would be part of

Holographic television to become reality

• October, 2008

October 7, 2008 By Mike Steere For CNN LONDON, England (CNN) — Picture this: you’re sat down for the Football World Cup final, or a long-awaited sequel to the “Sex and the City” movie and you’re watching all the action unfold in 3-D on your coffee table. It sounds a lot like a wacky dream, but don’t be surprised if within our lifetime you find yourself discarding your plasma and LCD sets in exchange for a holographic 3-D television that can put Cristiano Ronaldo in

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) <<Update>>

• September, 2008

The largest particle accelerator in the world, the LHC of the European Center for Physics has had his first “test run” last week and since I promised to put online some more pictures about the whole CERN – complex, I will give u this gallery of pictures below. Enjoy the beauty of it: <<editors note>> Click the images to see them individually, click again to watch them in full glory <<editors note>> Unfortunately we didn’t have any “black hole” pictures ;) sources:: LHC – Official