News Index

Restoring a Really Worn Out Toy Car to New-Like Conditions

Extreme Redline Restoration

Tue, January 1st, 2019 10:44 by capnasty

Among the car restoration channels — sorry, toy car restoration channels — this is another of my favourites: the videography is crisp, the quality of…


“The very fact that apps – like a period tracker or an LED flashlight [app] – share data with Facebook will come as a surprise to many people.”

Third party Android apps send your information to Facebook

Mon, December 31st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

ThreatPost brings to attention this report by Privacy International, on how a large number of free Android apps transmit personal data to Facebook. Facebook can…


I Can't Stop Watching These Videos

Marty's Matchbox Makeovers

Sun, December 30th, 2018 21:09 by capnasty

I cannot get enough of watching Marty's Matchbox Makeover videos. It's not just his voice that makes his videos a pleasure to watch, but the…


“The power of readily-available tools to reveal covert military operations.”

Open-source intelligence

Sat, December 29th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Using the information available on the Internet made possible by the demands of a global economy, amateur plane-spotters were able to track Air Force One…


“If we do not solve the environment, we're all damned.”

Using cars to change the world and save the environment

Fri, December 28th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to CNBC, Elon Musk works a ridiculous amount of hours — even sleeping at the factory at some point — not for financial gain,…


“All ideas that promise to shape the path to the world in 2050.”

The future of energy

Thu, December 27th, 2018 20:06 by capnasty

Astrobum posted this BBC documentary that looks at how the demand of energy will make the world of 2050 like.


“Underwear you can wear for weeks.”

They are good for the environment

Wed, December 26th, 2018 14:51 by capnasty

According to Business Insider, a group of young Danish innovators have created a type of underwear that can be worn without washing for weeks thanks…


“In Tübingen, we address evil at its root.”

German town to tax single-use plastics

Mon, December 24th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The German town of Tübingen is working on legislation that would make single-use plastics more expensive than systems using reusable methods. The EU is working…


“Shipping firms do depend on Amazon as a customer.”

Amazon Air now has 50 planes in its fleet

Sun, December 23rd, 2018 21:09 by capnasty

Sounding almost like Amazon could disrupt the services provided by FedEx, UPS, and the USPS, Business Insider looks at the growing efforts put in by…


“Establishing a serious human presence in the solar system will require ungodly amounts of energy.”

How to build a Dyson Sphere

Fri, December 21st, 2018 11:40 by capnasty

In their latest video Kurzgesagt explains the very simple step required for us to leave our planet and colonise space: just build a Dyson Sphere.…


“No telescope has yet been able to spot it.”

Has anyone seen Planet Nine? Anyone?

Thu, December 20th, 2018 08:28 by capnasty

Quanta Magazine wants to know why the highly hypothesised Planet Nine believed to be floating beyond Neptune cannot be seen yet evidence of its existence…


“That’s what we’re looking for, that ghost of an image.”

90% efficient solar panels in the works

Wed, December 19th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to PV Magazine, NovaSolix has proposed a carbon nanotube solar panel with the potential of 90% efficiency using a 1960 invention. It's all a…


How to Make a Secret Door/Bookcase

How to Make Stuff

Tue, December 18th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Bob from the I Like to Make Stuff shows you how to, uh, make stuff. Pretty neat channel that covers a variety of different projects.…


“If the tech industry gets its way, none of your stuff will be yours anymore.”

Adam ruins everything

Mon, December 17th, 2018 08:51 by capnasty

In this Adam Ruins Everything Adam explains that while you may own the device you bought, you don't own the software on it. This, he…


“Google Owns 28% of Your Brain.”

The problem with digital assistants

Sun, December 16th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

In this episode BrainCraft we learn how the use of digital assistants is causing brain atrophy. We’re in the middle of an Attention War –…


“The race is on to create lab-grown meat products.”

Lab steak

Sat, December 15th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

In this video the Wall Street Journal looks at the development of lab-grown meat and tries out steak grown from cultured cells. More information on…


“A novel experiment by a government to work with journalists and educators to combat the spread of online misinformation.”

French students learn to recognise online misinformation

Fri, December 14th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to the New York Times, students at the Collège Henri Barbusse near Lyon, France, students participated ina workshop that would teach teenagers how to…


“We’ve received requests to add some artificial noise to the buses so that people can hear them.”

Shenzhen has 16,000 electric busses, taxis are next

Thu, December 13th, 2018 08:03 by capnasty

According to The Guardian, the Chinese city of Shenzhen has systematically replaced all its diesel busses with electric ones reducing not just noise but pollution.…


"Free apps make money by selling your personal data."

Everyone, not just Facebook, making money from your personal data, often behind your back

Wed, December 12th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

While Google's CEO claims that its users know how much they are being tracked, The New York Times explains the scale of location tracking behind…


“Both spacecraft are still operational when they reached interstellar space.”

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space

Tue, December 11th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Launched in 1977, NASA reports that Voyager 2 has now officially exited the heliosphere — a bubble-like area of space created by the sun —…