Monthly Archives: May 2014

Netflix has a new way to deliver movies without Comcast and Time Warner (warning: science porn)

Scientists Find Method To Reliably Teleport Data – Slashdot

An anonymous reader writes “Scientists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience say they’ve managed to reliably teleport quantum information stored in one bit of diamond to another sitting three meters away (abstract, pre-print) . Now, their goal is to extend the range over a distance of a kilometer. ‘…

“Here’s why the deal makes sense: Last year, some 15 million people watched Major League Baseball’s World Series. More than twice as many watched the Season 3 World Championship of League of Legends, a multiplayer online game set in a fantasy world.” So that explains why Google bought an online streaming channel you’ve probably never heard of.

The next YouTube could be a site where people watch other people play video games

It sounds like the worst nightmare of a 21st-century parent. Not only are the kids addicted to video games, they aren’t even playing the games themselves. Instead, they’re sitting in front of the computer watching other people play. Where, oh where, did we go wrong? Yet that is precisely the wrong w…

The best story about money in politics you will read today. (And its really a story about people making a difference and working for free)

Super PAC To End All Super PACs Has Super Start

WASHINGTON — On May 1, Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig launched what he calls a “super PAC to end all super PACs.” Lessig, one of a new breed of campaign finance reformers, wants to change the corrupted system by which politicians now ra…