Fabian Gerlinghaus has constructed a robotic desklamp that includes a camera and a microphone as a "flexible and low-cost resource for conducting research into cognitive products and human-robot interaction." As it is open hardware all plans are available and you may make your own if you have a 3D printer available.
If real, it shows how Apple store sales staff is trained to manipulate customers into handing over their cash for shiny gimmicks and feel good about it.
German magazine Spiegel Online has just put some
incredible photographs of Coelacanths on their site. The article is pointing to the current German edition of National Geographic.
The 100+ pages of the
motion describe in detail the torture-like treatment of the suspect. — Can a trial be just, could any "confession" be trusted after such treatment?
The question for future whistle-blower remains: how to sound up without getting caught and treated like this unlucky man.
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