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North Korea Celebrates 65th Anniversary by Opening up the Internet

In the U.S., most Americans celebrate national anniversaries with fireworks and barbecues. North Koreans, on the other hand, are celebrating their ruling party's 65th birthday with something way more exciting: the Internet. According to IDG News, the hermetic communist country has reportedly made its first online connection with the outside world in celebration of the ruling Workers' Party of ...

China May Require Real Names When Chatting Online

The Chinese government has never really cozied up to the concept of individual liberty -- especially not on the Internet. A newly disclosed report, however, suggests that the People's Republic may be considering an even more draconian approach to policing its online populace. Back in April, the director of China's State Council Information Office, Wang Chen, gave a speech in which he implored la...

China Commits to Firm Control Over the Internet

Share After Google defiantly withdrew from its territory, and even after facing a barrage of international criticism due to its iron-fisted censorship policies, the People's Republic of China insists it will not ease its governmental grip on the Internet. In a 31-page government paper issued today, the Chinese government poetically described the Internet as "a crystallization of human wisdom," a...

Teenager Hacks Hardware to Control Your Car Via Phone

Using little more than book knowledge, experience from previous projects, and a healthy shot of elbow grease, a Kenyan kid has constructed a nifty (and perhaps just a little scary) box that attaches to your car to provide a number of unique remote-control features that you're not going to find on your average OnStar setup. The flagship function seems to be the real-time lockout, which can call y...

A Wheelchair Powered By the Mind

(Note: The above video is a bit slow to load ... ) Michael Callahan and Thomas Coleman want to put the minds of the handicapped to work. The founders of the Champaign, Illinois-based firm Ambient have invented a wheelchair powered by the mind -- and, fortunately, you don't need Uri Geller-grade brain muscles to get the wheels spinning. The Audeo motorized wheelchair works by having the occupant ...

Control an iPod with Your Teeth!

Researchers at Japan's Osaka University have developed a technology that is sure to be a boon to the handicapped and terminally lazy: a headset rigged with a small computer and infrared sensors that detect when the wearer clenches his teeth. These mouth movements are then translated by the headset into commands for controlling MP3 players and other devices -- a technology that could potentially...