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Where should Mobile Phone Ports be placed?

Until recent years the location of ports on mobile phones hasn’t been as important. I wasn’t using my phone to play music because of limited storage capacity, battery drain and the clunkyness of early smartphone media players. I also wasn’t often using my phone while it was charging, because phones weren’t much good at anything

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An open source Artificial Intelligence Evolution Simulator

Creating Artificial Intelligence is seen by many as the holy grail of computer science, and many devote their careers to that goal. One of the methods being explored is Evolutionary Computation, and we’re going to take a quick look at an exciting piece of open source software called Evolve 4.0 that uses that method! “Evolutionary

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Scientist designs real Tricorder for the masses!

Hand-held scanners are a sci-fi staple, and no scanner does more than the famous Star Trek Tricorder! Unfortunately, technology is slow to catch up with Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future (see The Physics Of Star Trek), but with advancements like portable flip-communicators (mobile phones!) and transparent aluminium (aluminum oxynitride), it seems there is hope

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Asus Transformer Prime Tablet, the first tablet I’d consider buying!

With the recent release of Apple’s newest iPad, and the Asus Prime tablet due to receive a big firmware update as well as recent developments in a court case trying to ban its sale, now seems a good time to talk about the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Asus’ current Android 4.0 tablet. As somebody

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Why low contrast text is a poor choice

I have a friend who recently changed their Windows Live Messenger font colour to bright green. This is very difficult to read on the default white background, though they don’t see the inherent problem with the colour choice. So here I will explain why their choice in colour was a poor one, and perhaps help

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