Thelasko writes: Inkjet ink can be extremely expensive. This has caused some consumers to refill their own cartridges, or even modify their printers to support cheap aftermarket ink. Epson has revealed that they will be releasing their "EcoTank" line of printers in the US this September that will support continuous ink from the factory. Of course, they will be significantly more expensive than their cartridge based models.
Thelasko writes: News is coming out that a weak steel strut holding a liquid helium tank failed, causing the loss of CRS-7. Elon Musk is also pledging software changes that would allow the payload to be recovered if such a failure were to occur again.
Thelasko writes: The word around Wall Street is that Elon Musk is looking to launch up to 700 satellites to provide global internet access. There are a number of hurtles to overcome, but Musk is rumored to be in talks with Greg Wyler, a former Google executive with a background in such projects.
Thelasko writes: The internet has been buzzing with news that celebrities' smart phones have been hacked, and pictures, including nude photos of Scarlett Johansson, have been circulating the internet. Liam Allen, of BBC News, suggests that it wasn't smart phones that were hacked, but web mail.
Thelasko writes: To test his hypothesis that consuming fewer calories than burned, regardless of type, will cause wight loss, Kansas State University Nutrition Professor, Mark Haub, has subsisted on little more than junk food for the past 10 weeks. However, he carefully measures out his caloric intake to 1,800 food calories (7536 kJ) per day. So far, he has lost 27 pounds (12.25kg).
Thelasko writes: A few of my friends have had their Hotmail accounts hijacked. Some of them haven't used those accounts in years. As this blog points out, Microsoft blames the hijackings on spyware. However, how could spyware steal account information on disused accounts?
Thelasko writes: YouTube is apparently testing a new system that allows you to pay money to download videos from its site. To prevent users from downloading the videos with the variety of tools available for free, YouTube is cracking down. Specifically on an offering from TechCrunch.
Thelasko writes: I'm sure everyone on Slashdot has been the victim of bullying at some point in their life. A new study suggests why. "...now researchers have found at least three factors in a child's behavior that can lead to social rejection.
The factors involve a child's inability to pick up on and respond to nonverbal cues from their pals." Link to Original Source
Thelasko writes: The colors of dinosaurs have long been a mystery, since soft parts aren't preserved in the fossil record. But for the first time, scientists have teased out colors from fossilized feathers to reveal the orange-and-white ringed tail of a 125-million-year-old dinosaur. Link to Original Source
Thelasko writes: The United States Supreme Court has ruled that corporations and labor unions can donate as much money as they wish to political campaigns. Prior to this ruling, federal campaign finance laws put limits on how much money a corporation or union could donate. The Supreme Court ruled that campaign donations are protected under the 1st amendment as a form of free speech. Link to Original Source
Hotseat, a social networking-powered mobile Web application, creates a collaborative classroom, allowing students to provide near real-time feedback during class and enabling professors to adjust the course content and improve the learning experience. Students can post messages to Hotseat using their Facebook or Twitter accounts, sending text messages, or logging in to the Hotseat Web site.