When an email hits our inbox, we know not only who it’s from but their entire web imprint. LinkedIn can point out the profile of the woman you interviewed for a sales role last week and the gentleman you spoke with earlier in the year at a conference.
And rest assured that the dining room set you checked out over the weekend at CrateAndBarrel.com will haunt your online experience for the forseeable future.
Data — its collection and manipulation at scale — has revolutionized how we interact online. Homepages, banner advertisements and what we see in our Facebook timeline are all tailored-to-fit the reader, and we don’t give it a second thought.
But the hyperlink, the key feature that distinguishes hypertext from text has remained largely unchanged since Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the web.
Those of you who have navigated beyond using an Easy-Bake Oven
will know that weighing out ingredients is a chore
. Then again, it’s nothing compared to the sort of balancing that takes place at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology, where a team has developed a method of weighing individual protons. Using heated, shortened carbon nanotubes
in a vacuum, the scale vibrates at different frequencies depending on what molecules are balanced on top. The Yoctogram-scale will enable scientists to diagnose health conditions by finding differences in mass, identifying elements in chemical samples that only differ at the atomic level and ensuring you never over-flour your batter mix again.
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If you are worried that all of the cuts to the U.S. Postal Service will slow delivery of your letter to Santa this year, hope is not lost. There’s a quick solution—download the All I Want From Santa app—and your wish list will instantly make it to the North Pole.
You’ve always wanted a bit more privacy
with your monitor (porn jokes notwithstanding) and if you’re willing to tear apart a spare LCD monitor
and a pair of 3D theater glasses
(thanks, Dreamworks and Pixar!), you’ll get it. In lieu of a thicker tinfoil hat, Instructables
‘ dimovi suggests removing the LCD’s frame, cutting out its polarized film with a utility knife before removing the screen’s film adhesive with a combination of cleaner and paint thinner and reassembling the monitor. Once complete, grab the glasses, cut out the lenses and combine them with the plastic film removed from the monitor before inserting them back into their frames. The result is an LCD monitor that displays a white screen to anyone not wearing the customized glasses, your actions being confidential, no matter what they might happen to be. Check the how-to video embedded after the break, or hit the source link for full instructions
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Hack your monitor and 3D glasses, ensure ultimate privacy originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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