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If you think X-rays and other forms of radiation have a monopoly on penetrating opaque objects, visible light begs to differ. It actually can pass through things like paint and human tissue, which has powerful implications for medical research and other fields. Regular lightwaves could one day rep...

February 12th 2015 at 5:08pm 0 Comments
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It was going to be either me or my male colleague. That's a lie: It was absolutely going to be me. It was my last day at IFA, Europe's biggest technology show, and Brad Molen and I were sitting inside a sparsely decorated smart home that Panasonic had built in the middle of the demo area. Panasoni...

September 6th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Art Lebedev managed to impress us with its Segmentus analog clock last month, but it looks like the prolific design firm has now already outdone itself with its new Reflectius clock concept, which uses a single laser beam and sixty rotating mirrors to display the time. That impressive mechanism is...

April 9th 2010 at 3:23pm 0 Comments
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Patch 3.1.2 was released today, and that means the Blizzard downloader will inevitably become clogged and congested tonight as millions of people around the world try to update their game to the latest version.Our sister site Big Download has posted a patch mirror for us all, and you can head over t...

May 19th 2009 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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When we posted links to the recent patches mirrored on our sister site Big Download yesterday, several of you bemoaned the fact that the European patches were not up yet. Rejoice! Now you can directly download the European 3.0.1 and 3.0.2 patches, without having to muck with the Blizzard downloader....

October 16th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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It's going to be important for everyone who wants to play tomorrow to download all the available parts of the 3.0.2 patch. Right now the download consists of over 1gb of data. Tomorrow there'll probably be another 250mb to 400mb final part released, which you'll either need to get via the patch down...

October 13th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Everyone seems to be having problems downloading the Public Test Realm (PTR) client still. This can be a real problem for some, especially if you don't have access to a high speed internet connection all the time. You can read the PTR patch notes multiple times over and still not be finished with th...

September 14th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Tonight many people are going to rush into raiding. It's going to be a fun time for many – perhaps you're going to explore the Sunwell Plateau for the first time, or perhaps you'll no longer be stuck at 5/6 and 3/4. Rage Winterchill awaits you and he's a big push over. He goes boom pretty easi...

March 25th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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...who has patch 2.4 for you all?I've spent the day collecting patch mirrors for everyone. Some may require a short free registration. All of them are sources I, and others, use and trust. However with that said, we can't be responsible if something goes wrong. But I've never heard of that happe...

March 25th 2008 at 5:11pm 0 Comments
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The Daily Evergreen Online, a publication with which I'd had no previous contact, has won my immediate love with this article on Second Life's Knowledge Base. Apparently the author was trying to find a solution to a friend's avatar problem and got distracted by the tempting, low-hanging fruits on of...

January 30th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments