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Lightning Internet Speed

It’s not unbelievable to imagine that someone obsessed with having a fast internet connection would move across town where another ISP has better service. But would you move to another country? If you’re willing to pack up and move (and potentially learn a new language) for the fastest internet speeds on Earth, here are 10 countries you should consider.

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60TB Under Sea Internet Cable

Google and five more important companies are jumping on a venture to build a cable connecting Japan and the US, under the Pacific Ocean. This cable will deliver amazing Internet speeds which will take online connectivity to the next level.

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Nanosheets

The value of biomaterials has been discovered in various situations and researchers have always tried to discover new ways in which to use it. Recently, it has been discovered that new biomaterials can coat burn wounds and even block out infection which is usually the main cause of complications in the case of burn victims.

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How Many Gigabytes Is A Human Being?

by Jeremiah on July 4, 2014

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How many gigabytes are you? Are us? This guy did the math and says that our genetic code only takes 1.5 gigabytes of data, while our complete body takes about 60 zettabytes of data. But since we share about 99.9% of our genetic code with everyone else, and each of our cells contain our entire genetic code, what separates us from another comes down to a measly megabyte of data. Watch the video, it’s pretty mind blowing.

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5 Best Hi-Tech Home Security Gadgets

by Jeremiah on March 28, 2014

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The world around us is not at all a safer place to live. So it is of paramount importance that you have the right security precautions installed in your home. There are various hi-tech security gadgets available on the market, each of them having their own unique functions.

Here are a few examples:

1. Fake TV
Many people leave on their lights or use random timers while on vacation, but that consumes electricity and is a well known tactic to the burglars. Leaving the television on is also akin to inviting accidents. So here is the latest device to fool the robbers into believing that there is actually somebody watching television at home- the fake TV. It runs on sensors that automatically turn the lights on as soon as it is dusk. When one looks in from the outside, he will notice flickers just like the light from a TV, but they are actually moving LEDs that fool the thief.

2. Home Office Security
Many people keep a home office, whether they are full-time freelancers or are employed for a larger company. That means you need to consider home office security along with home security, and prevent hackers from entering your computer just like you are preventing burglars from entering your home. Internet security software is a must-have for every home computer, as it stops hackers, phishers, and data thieves from entering your computer and stealing its contents. To prevent the computer itself from being stolen, install a location tracker such as Find My Mac. That way, if a burglar makes off with your device, you’ll be able to use GPS to locate your computer and apprehend the thief.

3. Barking Dog Alarm
Do you know that some home insurance companies do offer you a better deal if you have a guard dog at home? Dogs can deter a burglar from entering the home. If you do not think you can take the responsibility of a dog, the least you can do is install a barking dog alarm. The barking dog alarm has motion sensors that detect any motion. It works in three stages. As the intruder is approaching, it will sound warning bark. If a burglar is still approaching, then it will constantly play the barking sound. In the third and final stage, the intruder will hear the barking of a really mad dog that is preparing for an attack. Speaking of dogs, there is yet another device, the robot resembling a dog that moves on wheels and keeps a vigil. Just imagine the plight of the intruder when he hears your voice via the dog!

4. Biometric Door Lock
The locking system has grown advanced over the years and these days you have not only keys that cannot be duplicated, but also locks that open with fingerprint. Biometric locks involve state-of-the art techniques and run on a battery. Several fingerprints can be programmed in it and hence it is ideal for a family. Some of these locks also have options for installing passwords or back-up keys, which serve as an added layer of security. Breaking the system is a very tough job and biometric locks are found even in lockers.

5. Doorstop Wedge Alarm
The doorstop wedge alarm is yet another hi-tech security device that is placed right behind the door. As soon as the intruder breaks in, the wedge alarm will be turned on and will ring at a deafening intensity of 120 decibels. This smart gadget is also a portable device that can be carried with you elsewhere, like in hotels and dorms.

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