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'Star Trek' Borg cube mini-fridge: Refrigeration isn't futile

This particular Borg cube wants to assimilate your beverages and food to keep them at optimum temperatures for consumption.

By July 29, 2014

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Is protecting intellectual property from cyberthieves futile?

Experts gathering to discuss intellectual-property theft say that a fix will require the application of economic sanctions, not just more technology.

By May 23, 2013

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Tracking tactful leopards on the prowl near human homes

Researchers tracking leopards found them to be quite good neighbors, despite their ability to tear other large mammals to shreds.

By November 21, 2014

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Time calculator shows futility in trying to keep up with Twitter

The Tweetulator Twitter time calculator offers a compelling case for keeping your Twitter following activities down to a reasonable size.

By February 18, 2013

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Kickended: Where $0 failed Kickstarters go to die

Kickstarter projects that received not even a single dollar of love have been collected into an archive of futility that is equal parts sad and amusing.

By November 12, 2014

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Find your first tweet: Twitter opens archive for its birthday

To celebrate turning 8, Twitter is making it easy for you to find your very first tweet. Were you witty or dull?

By March 20, 2014

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Lego machine removes DRM from Kindle e-books

Lego Mindstorms, a Kindle, and a laptop combine into an art project that is an automated system for scanning e-books and creating DRM-free versions.

By September 8, 2013

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Intel reveals what happens in a single Internet minute

If the Internet is a series of tubes, then those tubes are jam-packed. An Intel infographic shows all the amazing things that happen in just one minute on the Internet.

By March 20, 2013

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Tweet-to-shoot paintball gun makes social media messy

The power of paint is in your hands thanks to Paintbot, a Twitter-activated paintball gun that only requires the right hashtag to make it shoot.

By March 6, 2013

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New intrigue on trail of cheaper iPhone

Reuters had cryptically withdrawn a story pegged to remarks purportedly made by Apple's Phil Schiller in China. Now the story's back with a nip and a tuck or two.

By January 11, 2013