Monthly Archives: July 2013

Italian mayoress who took on the ‘Ndrangheta mafia – BBC News

  BBC News – Italian mayoress who took on the ‘Ndrangheta mafia: “ [Story by Dany Mitzman, Calabria, Italy, 12 July 2013 Continue reading the main story In today’s Magazine] Mayoress Maria Lanzetta has paid a high price for her ethics … Continue reading

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Meet DARPA’s real-world Terminator, Atlas | ExtremeTech

Meet DARPA’s real-world Terminator, Atlas | ExtremeTech: “ [From: Sebastian Anthony, ExtremeTech > Computing, July 12, 2013] DARPA and Boston Dynamics, of BigDog, Petman, and Cheetah fame, have unveiled their most advanced humanoid robot yet: Atlas. At 6’2″ (188cm) and … Continue reading

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Why There Are So Many Terrible Movies on Netflix | Motherboard

  Why There Are So Many Terrible Movies on Netflix | Motherboard: [From: MOVIES Why There Are So Many Terrible Movies on Netflix, By Meghan Neal] It’s finally happened: I’ve run out of things to watch. The blockbuster hits and grand Oscar-chasers … Continue reading

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Report: Osama bin Laden — doting grandpa, paranoid terrorist – CNN.com

  [From: CNN.com, Ben Brumfield & Salma Mohsin, Tues., July 9/13] A report prepared by Pakistani authorities for the Pakistan Government has been leaked to the press. The 337-page document gives details of how Osama bin Laden evaded capture for … Continue reading

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A Cutting Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg

A project undertaken by the Smithsonian Institute, together with an alliance of archaeologists, digital mappers, software developers and historians has enhanced modern historians’ understanding of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1 – 3, 1863.  This significant study details the technological … Continue reading

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Eradicate Bloatware from Your PC or Smartphone

  [From Andrew Tarantola, Gizmodo, July 6, 2013] PCs and Smartphones are preloaded with all kinds of “gifted” software tools at the blessing of manufacturers who monetize their opportunity to load you up with trial versions of software that developers … Continue reading

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Garmin’s New Portable Heads Up Display for Any Car’s Windshield

[From Dan Seifert, The Verge, on July 8, 2013] Garmin has officially announced the HUD, a portable heads-up display unit for vehicles that can receive navigation instructions from a smartphone and display them on any car’s windshield. Paired with a … Continue reading

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