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Posts Tagged ‘change’

An easier-to-build solar cell

Solar cells are not easy to build, but a new technology from Notre Dame could, someday, change that. It involves a nanoparticle paste made from t-butanol, water, cadmium sulfide and titanium dioxide. Here, you watch the process of constructing a solar cell this way and see why it could be easier and cheaper than current options. The downside: [...]

UK gov asks MI5 asked to crack encrypted Blackberry messages to help police nail rioters

UK gov asks MI5 asked to crack encrypted Blackberry messages to help police nail rioters

Phone hacking, indeed. Britain's intelligence agency has been asked by the government to decrypt mobile messages, particularly those sent via BlackBerry Messenger, to aid police in prosecuting looters. The move represents a change as officially MI5 is tasked with ensuring the national security of the United Kingdom from terrorist threats, weapons [...]

MacroWikinomics: Nonthreatening web theory primer for business

MacroWikinomics: Nonthreatening web theory primer for business

Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams's Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World is a funny kind of chimera. It's a business book -- a book to help enterprises reform themselves around collaborative principles made possible by the Internet (it also talks about how education, government and NGOs can use the same principles). The [...]

RIM preparing to bring BBM to iOS and Android, change everything again?

RIM preparing to bring BBM to iOS and Android, change everything again?

Woah, now here's a juicy rumor to start your Thursday morning off with. BGR reports word from multiple trusted sources that RIM intends to take its BlackBerry Messenger outside the cozy confines of the BB ecosystem and straight into its competitors' app stores. BBM is reputedly all set to make its debut as a messaging app on both iOS and [...]

Google tweaks SEO algorithm

Google tweaks SEO algorithm

Google this week launched a significant change in search algorithm intended to push down low-quality, SEO'd-out-the-ass content farms in favor of less spammy sites with more useful information. NYT article here, and the original Google announcement is here. Google says the change "noticeably impacts 11.8% of our queries." So far, it's US-only, [...]

Egypt change

Egypt change

This pic is actually quite brilliant. It expressed perfectly my fear of what will become of Egypt; will it advance to the future or fall into medieval past?