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Month: April 2016

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US surveillance court didn’t reject a single spy order last year



For years, critics have claimed that the US’ Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is a pushover: it’s allegedly so reluctant to reject spying orders that it’s little more than a speed bump for the FBI and NSA. True or not, that reputation isn’t a…

Garmin’s ‘Varia Vision’ headset is the Google Glass of cycling



The thing about cycling is that it’s only as complicated a pastime as you make it. An $80 Huffy performs the same basic function as a carbon-fiber street racer costing 100 times more, just with a lesser degree of effectiveness. Similarly, you can go…

Here’s How Spacecraft Dashboards Evolved, and Where They’re Headed 



When you drive, the second most important thing you should keep your eyes on is the dashboard of your car (the first thing being the road). In space, however, it’s the controls that are the most essential for navigating and operating your spacecraft. From Gagarin to Scott Kelly, here’s a brief visual history of the human-spacecraft interface.

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