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It’s not really a surprise that Americans are clueless about tech terms

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I saw the results of this survey and thought, Oh, they interviewed the elderly and rural populations. Not necessarily. We web-addicted people tend to forget that NOT EVERYONE has a computer or 3 on their desk. The results seem to be about right to me. 1 in 10 Americans think HTML is an STD, study…

New Zealand group pushing Wifi manufactroversy (UPDATE: Linked to boys death)

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More and more rumors about safety concerns of wifi are circulating in the news such as this one, where a “safety” conscious group is demanding that wifi is dangerous for kids. This story is from New Zealand. WiFi detrimental to health, study suggests – One News | TVNZ. Many people can’t imagine getting by without…

New study reveals paranormal investigators winning at being “scientifical”

Gadgets are goofy, not scientific.

Study examines influence of media messages on perceptions of paranormal investigators’ credibility. The omnipresence of paranormal entertainment piqued the interest of Paul Brewer, professor of communication at the University of Delaware, who wondered what makes viewers believe — or disbelieve — what they see on the screen. His resulting study, recently published in the journal…

The ‘Paranormal Recorder’ app for ghost chats

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Here is a press release advertising the updated model of Excelltech’s Paranormal Recorder – for your smartphone. When there’s Something Strange in the Neighborhood, Paranormal Investigators No Longer Worry about Who they’re Going to Call. According to developer Ed Williams, paranormal phenomenon is most often reported with abnormal electromagnetic fields. “The Paranormal Recorder uses raw,…

‘Pre-Crime’ Screening Technology is a FAST fail

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Homeland Security’s ‘Pre-Crime’ Screening Will Never Work – Alexander Furnas – The Atlantic. The U.S. Department of Homeland security is working on a project called FAST, the Future Attribute Screening Technology, which is some crazy straight-out-of-sci-fi pre-crime detection and prevention software which may come to an airport security screening checkpoint near you someday soon. Yet…