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Curiosity's Camera Project Manager Explains Why MSL Used "Archaic" 2 MP Cameras
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Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 18:45

From DailyTech:

Reasons included the amount of data produced, the fact that they had to meet the needs of different cameras, and the team's familiarity with these sensors

NASA recently accomplished a huge feat by landing its Mars rover Curiosity on the Red Planet, but one of the questions on the minds of many was why such a sophisticated machine used 2 MP cameras.
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Got an old iPod? Seven ways to offload your used electronics for cash
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Written by Danrok   
Monday, 13 August 2012 17:03

From ArsTechnica:

The Internet was supposed to make selling your old gadgets easier, but in some ways, it has only become a bigger pain in the ass over time. Who really wants to put a laptop on eBay these days, or deal with the flakes who make up craigslist? Sometimes, the amount you're looking to recover from your used device might not be enough to justify the headaches involved in selling it—luckily, some devices tend to hold a relatively high resale value compared to some of their more common counterparts, but even Macs and iDevices can be a pain to offload much of the time.

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gAtari 2600 turns game console into a handheld instrument
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Written by Danrok   
Monday, 02 January 2012 21:04

From Gizmag:

Australian musician, cTrix, turned a 1970's game console into a handheld instrument dubbed the 'gAtari 2600'.

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Cyborg search-and-rescue insects' power source unveiled
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Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 24 November 2011 16:00

From the BBC:

Efforts to create an army of cyborg insects are being pursued by a team of US-based engineers.

The group is investigating ways to harvest energy from the creatures to power sensors and other equipment fastened to their bodies.

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Why artist Cory Arcangel loves 'maxing out' processors
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Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:08

From Wired UK:

Artist Cory Arcangel wants to explore the idea of uploading a terabyte of data "just to grind up some networks", according to his presentation at Wired 2011.

He said: "I've always loved computers. When I got my first computer, I used to love using it to crunch numbers for no point. I loved maxing out processors for no purpose. It's even better with cloud computing."

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Nikon Unveils Four Concept Cameras
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Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 17:16

From TrustedReviews:

We’ve seen concept cars of the future and even planes of the future, and now Nikon has given us a glimpse at what it thinks will be the future of digital cameras.

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