dmmiller2k writes: "I know, I know, this isn't actually a technical story, but Hostess? Really? It's an institution! Millions of lines of code were written, fortified by Twinkies (and Wonder Bread sandwiches)."
dmmiller2k writes: "This article discusses new type of camera invented by a start-up that captures enough image data to refocus later or even to render in 3D when the image is later viewed.
Wow! One step closer to Harry Potter style newspapers. All we need is a mechanism for printing these (think electronic ink or something derived thereof). Here's how it works: http://www.lytro.com/science_inside"
dmmiller2k writes: "Reminds me of the scene in "Live Free and Die Hard" where Justin Long's character convinces the OnStar operator to start the car remotely. It'd be pretty cool to be able to warm the car up remotely from my home, before I walked out the door on a cold day."
dmmiller2k writes: "Wow! Imagine how they actually got the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, to record this modified version of the opening voiceover during the theme song:
'Space, the final frontier. These have been the voyages of the Space Shuttle Discovery.
'Her 30 year mission: To seek out new science. To build new outposts. To bring nations together on the final frontier. To boldly go, and do, what no spacecraft has done before,' said Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the popular television and movie series."
dmmiller2k writes: "Apparently, after "nearly four years in prison, the man dubbed the 'Spam King' by federal prosecutors, is allowed back online." I wonder if there's some variation of Megan's Law requiring him to register with the local police department and notify all his neighbors with computers?"
General Motors Co. said its new Chevrolet Volt electric car is expected to get 230 miles per gallon in city driving as the auto maker outlined a raft of product introductions. At that rating, the Volt would dwarf any offering from a mass-market brand, including Toyota Motor Corp.'s Prius. It also could deliver a major boost to GM efforts to cultivate a green image, a key element of the company's restructuring efforts. The company said the car will use 25 kilowatt hours per every 100 miles driven.