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Electronic mail, or email to those in the know, has become so ubiquitous and transparent that many take for granted the effort and engineering required to make this near-instant communication medium a reality. In an effort to remind the general public about this digital miracle, Google (a company...

May 15th 2012 at 5:58pm 0 Comments
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Why is this message in spam? It's a question we find ourselves asking our Gmail boxes almost daily, when messages that really should have made it through to the inbox end up in electronic purgatory instead. So why does Google's algorithm choose to filter certain legitimate messages, while letting th...

March 20th 2012 at 8:18pm 0 Comments
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Who needs email when you have text messaging, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and a menagerie of alternative communication tools? Not Atos, a French IT firm that's planning to give email the boot. Over the course of the next eighteen months, CEO Thierry Breton hopes to ween 80,000 employees off of t...

December 1st 2011 at 12:33pm 0 Comments
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Last weekend, we posted about a website featuring something called "Slavery the Game," which seemed to be a viral ad for a fake video game. It turns out the grim, weird site was a viral ad, but not for a video game. Rather, it's a project put together by a Dutch public television network named NT...

September 7th 2011 at 8:45pm 0 Comments
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The Most Interesting Man in the World's got nothing on Tracey Moberly. She's either incredibly exciting or is acquainted with plenty of people that are, because over the course of twelve years she's collected enough interesting texts to publish a book about them. We can't imagine saving and compi...

July 13th 2011 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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Ah, the curious uses modern technology can be put to. Latest in our pantheon of heroically individualistic tech expression is Nick Newcomen, who took his car, his trusty GPS module, and a Qstarz BT-Q1000XT Bluetooth data logger and went road-trippin' through 30 different states. His goal? To inscri...

August 16th 2010 at 8:05am 0 Comments
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At the risk of invoking a round of reader rage, I'll admit that I've never really been that hyped on the idea of MMS on the iPhone (and, by the way, get off my lawn). If I want to send someone a picture, I've got their email address; I'll just send them a picture. No big whoop. I do have some frien...

November 20th 2009 at 9:45am 0 Comments