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Syrian Internet outage mystery remains

Syrian Internet outage mystery remains

Internet services across Syria have come to a crashing halt as web traffic from the country dropped to nil slightly before 1900 GMT on Tuesday. Exactly what has caused the Internet outage remains unknown. This isn't the first time Syrians have been cut off from the Internet.

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YouTube readies subscription video channels tips report

YouTube readies subscription video channels tips report

Google has been pushing for years now to get more professionally created content on to its streaming video service. The problem for Google, who owns YouTube, is that while the streaming video site has a huge amount of traffic it has a difficult time generating revenue. One of the ways that YouTube has sought to generate revenue is to lure celebrities and other major content producers to its network to create all sorts of content.

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Liberator 3-D printed gun gets test fired

Liberator 3-D printed gun gets test fired

We have talked about the 3-D printed gun making company called Defense Distributed. These guys have designed components for weapons in the past that are made using standard 3-D printers. In the past, the company has worked on making individual components for existing weapons, recently it test fired its first fully 3-D printed gun. Things didn't end too well for that prototype weapon.

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What Should I Stick In My Finger?

What Should I Stick In My Finger?

It's probably too late now, but for the last week there may have been an unusual window of opportunity in which I could have embedded something cool into the tip of my finger. I lost it recently. The tip, that is. Of my finger. It happened in a freak office chair incident at a posh hotel in New York City. That's pretty much all you need to know, except that I lost about a centimeter of finger. I mean, I found it. The fingertip, that is; but it could not be reattached. It was not stitched. It was left agape and healing of its own devices. If I'm going to stick something in there to extend the capabilities of my digit in perpetuity, now is the time. Rarely is one greeted with such an open opportunity, literally, so of course I wonder what sort of technical marvel I could implant.

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Dominos webcam peeps pizza prep

Dominos webcam peeps pizza prep

I think pretty much everyone who orders a pizza at a pizza place would like to watch their pizza being made. Not necessarily because watching your pizza being made is exciting or enjoyable for most of us. Mostly, I like to see my pizza being made so I can be sure any Sasquatch-like employees in the back aren't dumping hair or something else disgusting into my food.

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Government in your fridge: mandatory remote appliance control could ease UK power grid

Government in your fridge: mandatory remote appliance control could ease UK power grid

Some cities in the US and Europe have problems with brownouts and blackouts caused by increasing power demands at certain times of the year. In some cities in the US, power companies have resorted to rolling blackouts to ensure that everyone has access to power during times of peak demand, such as hot summer days. In the UK, the National Grid is considering implementing a requirement that would have sensor chips placed inside certain white goods.

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