Like YouTube, Facebook, or blogging platforms, it’s almost hard to believe there was an Internet without Kickstarter, which may be the greatest testament to its success. In 2009, the site generated about $23 million for its projects–an impressive figure by all accounts–but in 2012, Kickstarter pulled in roughly 10 times that, leapfrogging the grant budget [...]
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Following the death of the 23 year old paramedical student in the capital city of Delhi in India who was brutally gang raped and assaulted on December 16th has put the spotlight on crimes against women in that country.
Friday, Dec. 21 is the date some say the Mayans prophesized would be the end of the world. More than 500 people from a fringe Christian group for spreading rumors about the world’s impending end have been detained by Chinese police, China’s state media reported Tuesday.
Election ballot Voters in Colorado who are just now looking over their choices for president may find one surprise: the sheer number of candidates. Check out the field of presidential contenders after the break. (Pics)
DaVinci Institute, the futurist think tank based in Louisville, CO, celebrated its 15th Anniversary on Aug 9, 2012. As part of the celebration there was a ribbon cutting ceremony and an open house to show off its many accomplishments made over the years…
New rulings mean big changes in the online poker world. Two weeks ago, online poker site PokerStars.com reached a settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice in the amount of $731 Million dollars in relations to charges brought against them in April of 2011. In addition, the settlement included terms that saw PokerStars [...]
Canada’s warrantless surveillance bill is back, and bigger than ever, with surveillance powers for US gov’t, too
Authorities are doing their best to clamp down on the internet. Bill C30, the sweeping Canadian warrantless Internet surveillance bill, is back from the dead. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews (who declared that opposition to his bill was tantamount to support for pedophiles) has been working behind the scenes to resurrect his legislation, joining forces [...]
Did we win this battle? How do you know when your new cancer drug is working better than expected? When they shut down the clinical trial so that every participating patient can receive it. Johnson & Johnson’s Zytiga is kind of a big deal. The FDA approved its use last year for advanced prostate cancer [...]
Will the internet be in better hands now? Cybersecurity and the government have been a volitile combination lately, with proposed bills like SOPA, PIPA, and the still-up-in-the-air CISPA at the center of on-and-off internet outrage. So it’s kind of a big deal when the White House replaces its chief of cybersecurity affairs. Last week, longtime [...]
Teleportation is one step closer to reality. Though quantum teleportation has existed for well over 10 years, it has never actually happened at a distance that would be of any use to people in the real world. But for the first time, Chinese researchers were able to teleport a quantum object nearly 100 kilometers, ramping [...]