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Linux computer the size of a thumb drive now available for preorder

Linux computer the size of a thumb drive now available for preorder | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
FXI's Cotton Candy computer, a tiny Linux system the size of a thumb drive, is now available for preorder.
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We can do no Moore: a transistor from single atom

We can do no Moore: a transistor from single atom | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
We rely on impurities called dopants to adjust the behavior of silicon circuitry. Now, researchers have demonstrated a transistor that's nothing more than a single dopant atom.
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Teague Labs » Doug Engelbart’s Chorded Keyboard as a Multi-touch Interface

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Researchers boost processor performance by getting CPU and GPU to collaborate

Researchers boost processor performance by getting CPU and GPU to collaborate | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
NC State researchers have developed an approach that will allow future "fused" processors that include both CPU and GPU to leverage the GPU's processing power to boost overall chip performance.
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New membrane can block helium, yet allow water to flow freely

New membrane can block helium, yet allow water to flow freely | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
A separation membrane made of a stack of two dimensional layers of graphene oxide will hold back, with near perfection, a whole variety of gases and liquids. The exception is water, which flows freely through the material.
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Multitask 2

Multitask 2 | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
Take on multiple minigames at the same time in the sequel to Multitask!

Press the CONTROL button at the top right if you forget the controls for the games.
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FAQ: Google’s new privacy policy

FAQ: Google’s new privacy policy | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
Google announced Tuesday that it will integrate a user’s information across Gmail, YouTube, search and 57 other Google services.
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Category:Commercial video games with freely available source code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Category:Commercial video games with freely available source code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
...then have searched for a open source code fps games on net...found this interesting list -> http://t.co/BkAdsHqD...
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Teens send Lego man into near space

Teens send Lego man into near space | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
Teens send Lego man into near space (Teens send Lego man into near space - Sydney Morning Herald: Sydney Morning HeraldTeens send Lego man into near ...)...
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Government publishes guidelines to promote open source in the public sector

Government publishes guidelines to promote open source in the public sector | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
The government has released guidelines to help public sector organisations deploy open source systems.
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Autistic Kids Obsess Over Screen Technology | Psych Central News

Autistic Kids Obsess Over Screen Technology | Psych Central News | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
A new study finds that autistic kids are fascinated by screen-based technology. In fact, adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) appear to spend a.
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Hewlett-Packard Plans September Release of Open-Source WebOS - Businessweek

Hewlett-Packard Plans September Release of Open-Source WebOS - Businessweek | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to release its WebOS mobile operating system as open-source software by September, relying on the same approach to licensing that Google Inc. uses with Android.
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FBI social network scraping app

FBI social network scraping app | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
The FBI asks contractors to suggest a system that can "scrape" information from social networks to build alert maps.
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Code Hero raises over $100,000 for shooter that teaches computer programming

Code Hero raises over $100,000 for shooter that teaches computer programming | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
Indie studio Primer Labs has hit its Kickstarter funding goal of $100,000 for Code Hero, a game that teaches computer programming by letting players fire bits of code that alter the environment around them.
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BrailleTouch keyboard allows typing on a phone without looking

BrailleTouch keyboard allows typing on a phone without looking | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a chorded text input system for touchscreen devices that allows users to type without looking at the screen.
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Why don't more game developers see royalties from their work?

Why don't more game developers see royalties from their work? | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
UK developer Simon Roth explains why arguments about "supporting the developers" don't really hold water and what needs to change in the video game industry.
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TechCrunch | Codecademy Becomes A Platform: Now Anyone Can Write Programming Tutorials

TechCrunch | Codecademy Becomes A Platform: Now Anyone Can Write Programming Tutorials | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
One of the most buzzed-about startups over the last few months has been Codecademy — a site that looks to make programming accessible to just about anyone, with a variety of interactive, web-based courses that have users writing their first lines...
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - Kepler telescope finds 11 new solar systems

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - Kepler telescope finds 11 new solar systems | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found 11 new planetary systems...
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Infographic: Hollywood's long war on technology - Boing Boing

Infographic: Hollywood's long war on technology - Boing Boing | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
RT @dangillmor: Hollywood's long war on technology, by @doctorow http://t.co/GmMYq3SV...
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Facebook Timeline: Users Have Just Seven Days To Adapt Privacy To Zuckerberg's New Mandatory Feature | Technology | Sky News

Facebook Timeline: Users Have Just Seven Days To Adapt Privacy To Zuckerberg's New Mandatory Feature | Technology | Sky News | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
Facebook has sparked an outcry after announcing users will have just seven days to add or remove things from their Timeline before the new, controversial feature goes public.
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Raspberry Pi GPU doubles iPhone 4S performance

Raspberry Pi - the $25 credit-card sized computer - features an advanced graphics core that outperforms the GPU in iPhone 4S by a factor of two to one "across a range of content", according to claims made by the manufacturer in a new Digital Foundry interview published today on GamesIndustry.biz.
Discussing the graphical potential of the Broadcom BCM2835 chipset at the heart of the device, executive director Eben Upton describes how it compares to the graphics capabilities of the most popular mobile devices.

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Monty Python Members Team Up for Sci-Fi Spoof Film

Monty Python Members Team Up for Sci-Fi Spoof Film | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
The late, great Graham Chapman may have gone to the satire in the sky, but some of Monty Python's remaining members are reportedly reuniting...
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MIT's Folding Electric Car Goes On Sale Next Year

MIT's Folding Electric Car Goes On Sale Next Year | SpacedMonkey | Scoop.it
Battery-powered folding cars wouldn't be out of place in an Inspector Gadget cartoon, but pretty soon, they may be commonplace on the streets of Europe.
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