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The 35 Funniest AutoCorrect Fails of All Time
Offbeat  (tags: culture, funny, humans, humor, off-beat, technology )

Kathy
- 2 days ago - news.distractify.com
I'm so painfully embarrassed for these people. The mom ones are definitely the best.
Mysterious Fake Cellphone Towers Found in US - Appear to Be Either Tapping Calls or Reading Text
Offbeat  (tags: americans, business, design, ethics, government, news, odd, protection, safety, technology )

Caree
- 11 days ago - t.money.msn.com
Seventeen fake cellphone towers were discovered across the U.S. last week. Rather than offering you cellphone service, the towers appear to be connecting to nearby phones, bypassing their encryption, and either tapping calls or reading texts. 17 bogus...
How Pot Plants and Crisp Packets Could Be Spying on You
Offbeat  (tags: science, technology, sound, conversations, microphones, pot plants )

Beatrice
- 39 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered a way to turn inanimate objects like crisp packets and pot plants into 'visual microphones' which can pick up conversations even in a sealed room
What Does Your Sleeping Position Say About You?
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting, humans, photos, technology )

B
- 42 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Forget about hobbies, personality tests, online profiles and alike. If you really want to know the person, check when they are most unaware - during sleep. So which of these 7 positions is yours, and what does it say about you?
In Grief There Is Joy and Love
Offbeat  (tags: children, goodnews, humans, photos, technology, photoshop )

Lynn
- 59 days ago - globalnews.ca
A grieving Ohio father asked strangers to Photoshop a picture of his baby daughter who passed away at six weeks old, and the response was heart-warming.
High-Tech Warnings to Help Prevent Wildlife Collisions
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, technology )

Cher
- 81 days ago - boundarysentinel.com
The government of B.C. will be testing new high-tech wildlife detection systems on Highway 3 between Fort Steele and the Alberta border to better warn motorists about the potential for wildlife collisions.
Oxford Dictionaries: Demise of the Printed Editions?
Offbeat  (tags: Digital Age, Internet, Technology, Oxford English Dictionary, OUP )

Ray
- 86 days ago - bbc.co.uk
TV show Countdown has announced that its "Dictionary Corner" will use the online version of the Oxford Dictionary of English instead of the printed version. Does this spell the beginning of the end of the printed dictionary in the digital age?
WildLeaks Attracts Major Wildlife Crime Leads in First Three Months
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, technology )

Cher
- 90 days ago - theguardian.com
WikiLeaks-style website yields 24 tip-offs including elephant poaching, tiger killing, illegal fishery and forest destruction
Electronic Predator Deterrent Devices Are Saving Snow Leopards
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, technology )

Cher
- 90 days ago - digitaljournal.com
Predator Guard deterrent lights use smart technology to produce a repeating, intermittent flash of twin lights that to wild animals appear to be the eyes of another predator. To a snow leopard, these lights are threatening or confusing
Adios, Pacific Garbage Patch: This Teenager's Invention Could Clean It Up
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, ocean, plastic pollution, interesting, design, environment, off-beat, technology )

ValAWAYNO
- 93 days ago - takepart.com
It sounds like an awesome but silly science fair idea: a massive machine that could clean up the ocean's plastic trash. Dutch teenager Boyan Slat proposed just that two years ago at his high school. Though the concept went on to win recognition from gr...
And Not a Drop to Waste - Inter Press Service
Offbeat  (tags: technology, environment, water supply, India, farmers, agriculture )

Naoko
- 132 days ago - ipsnews.net
Barely literate they might be, but the farmers of Mahbubnagar are now sought by many for their expertise in water budgeting.
Can We Really Become Addicted to Technology?
Offbeat  (tags: technology, health, humans, addicted )

Ray
- 162 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Through smartphones, tablets, laptops and their apps, technology now influences almost every aspect of our lives, and many fear that this digital way of life can be dangerously addictive.
Snowden Leak: NSA Plans to Infect 'Millions' of Computers
Offbeat  (tags: technology, Hacking, Intelligence, Internet, Security, USA )

Ray
- 187 days ago - rt.com
Yet more previously secret surveillance operations waged by the United States National Security Agency were made public Wednesday morning thanks to leaked documents supplied by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
 

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