Vatican Website Hacked

The most powerful, feared, super-skilled hakerz in the whole wide world managed to mildly inconvenience some people for a few hours while calling attention to their childish grasp of history and reality. Yes, our pals at Anonymous, last seen scampering for cover as their former ally, Sabu, ratted them out, managed to bring down the Vatican’s [Read More...]

Tactile Touch Screens? They May Be Closer Than You Think

Senseg Haptics

And by close I mean, “As near as the next Apple press conference.” [UPDATE 3/7/12: Nope.] Check out Pocket-lint for the whole scoop. Here’s an excerpt: “The aim is to make a corrugated surface feel corrugated, a rough surface rough, a soft surface soft. The first products will ship by the end of this year [Read More...]

Game Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex-Human Revolution

The Deus Ex series, along with its cousin, Bioshock, is one of the most profound statements on transhumanism in any medium. The most recent version, Human Revolution, was released last fall, and it’s still well worth a complete playthrough. Here’s a bit of what I wrote in my review for Catholic News Service. Human Revolution” [Read More...]

Otzi the Iceman Was Lactose Intolerant

Otzi

An almost-complete DNA sequence has been published for one of the world’s oldest preserved bodies, and its revelations provide a fascinating insight into the physical infirmities suffered by our ancestors. Otzi, also known simply as The Iceman, was discovered in the Alps in 1991, where he’d been preserved for about 5300 years. Now that he’s [Read More...]


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