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NOVA: Rise of the Drones

NOVA’s “Rise of the Drones.” Amazing and terrifying. Available to stream on Netflix.

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You know, it occurred to me several years ago, that if I could “Like” something on Facebook from another website, then Facebook was tracking me. I log in and out–even on my iPhone–every time I use Facebook (or Google, for that matter)… If you don’t, or don’t know why you should, you may want to […]

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‘Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey’ Will Breathe New Life Into Sagan’s Vision

Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer on Twitter): “For those questioning the idea of ‪#‎Cosmos‬ airing on Fox and not PBS, please read this.” We live in a time when the denial of reality is as prevalent (or more) than the acceptance of it. Much of that denial comes from a provincial view of the Universe, a narrowly […]

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An Inventor, Two Magicians, and a 350-Year-Old Mystery

This film as been getting some very impressive notices on the festival circuit. Can’t wait to see it. Directed by Teller (his feature debut) and produced and narrated by Penn Jillette, the documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” tells the true story of Tim Jenison, an inventor who created digital editing and computer animation tools that helped revolutionize […]

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Kirby Ferguson: Embracing the remix

TED Talk by Kirby Ferguson. Great artists steal, except from me! Excellent talk, except for one inaccuracy: popular myth has it that Apple “stole” the original Mac’s features from Xerox PARC, but the fact of the matter is that Apple purchased “engineering visits” to PARC in exchange for selling Xerox 100k shares of pre-IPO stock […]

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Revenge of the Electric Car

New film by the director of ‘Who Killed the Electric Car?’ reviewed at plugincars.com: It’s been five years since Chris Paine’s cult classic documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” ignited a sentiment of lost opportunity and anger at those who would rob a future filled with plug-in cars from consumers. In that time the car […]

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Vivian Maier

If you haven’t heard of Vivian Maier, or her remarkable photography, then you should follow the link and read a little about her. It’s really a remarkable story. The story of this nanny who has now wowed the world with her photography, and who incidentally recorded some of the most interesting marvels and peculiarities of […]

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