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  • 802.11ac: Better Coverage, But Won’t Hit Advertised Speeds
    By on June 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    New submitter jcenters writes “Apple’s new AirPort routers feature the new 802.11ac protocol, promising Wi-Fi speeds in excess of 1 Gbps, but Glenn Fleishman of TidBITS explains why we are unlikely to see such speeds any time soon. Quoting: ‘When Apple says that its implementation of 802.11ac can achieve up to 1.3 Gbps — and other manufacturers with beefier radio systems already say up to 1.7 Gbps — the reality is that a lot of conditions (more…)

  • Why Forbes Says Immigrants Make Better Entrepreneurs
    By on May 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Romanian emigre Christian Gheorghe is running a Silicon Valley software company now (Tidemark Systems) after getting started in the U.S. hauling plywood on a construction site. Forbes summarizes his path to the top and sees a wider story about immigrants’ edge as entrepreneurs.”

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  • 15 Movie Soundtracks Better Than The Movies They’re For
    By on July 25, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Soundtracks are an overlooked yet important factor in the movie-watching experience. When good music is paired with a good movie, it becomes a fully integrated piece of the film.

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  • Scottie Pippen Says LeBron James is Better than Michael Jordan
    By on May 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Scottie Pippen says LeBron James may be the greatest player ever

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  • Better Location Tracking — From Russia, With Love
    By on March 18, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    The next generation of navigation chips inside mobile phones could take advantage of Russian satellites orbiting the globe, in addition to the more familiar GPS systems.

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  • For Automated Testing, Better Alternatives To DOS Batch Files?
    By on May 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “I am working on a project that would allow our customers to test out sending different PCL commands to LAN printers. My initial thought was that a DOS batch file will allow users to select some simple options, send the tests to printers, and even generate a small web page which, when launched from the batch file, will provide email feedback on the tool. This all worked. To spice it up I added some ANSI color commands to (more…)

  • Playboy centerfolds & mafia violence: What could be better?
    By on March 13, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    More than 50 vintage Playboy issues can be browsed in Take Two’s upcoming video game, Mafia II.

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  • How to Use Your iPhone to Help You Sleep Better
    By on February 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sure, using technology at night is said to keep you awake longer, but could it also help you relax and let you get more–and better–sleep? That’s the promise of the soothing sounds available for iPods and from various sleep apps for your iPhone or iPod touch…

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  • Research: Gaming helps military personnel to better focus
    By on January 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    We have discovered that video game players perform 10 to 20 percent higher in terms of perceptual and cognitive ability than normal people that are non-game players. …We know that video games can increase perceptual abilities and short-term memory. They allow the player to focus longer and expand the player’s field of vision compared to people…

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  • 10 Foods for a Better Sex Life
    By on December 11, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    foods for a better sex life, aphrodisiacs, foods for love

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