Archive for February 2012

Add a Link to Source to Copied Text

On many on-line news sited noticed that if you copy and paste any text from the site a reference link appears at the bottom, indicating the source. That functionality could be implemented pretty easily using JavaScript. Add a Copyright Notice to Copied Text article describes you how to do it. All that is needed is

HTML5 Canvas Experiments

Let’s take a peek at some of the latest, cutting edge HTML5 Canvas examples out there. 21 Ridiculously Impressive HTML5 Canvas Experiments article has a collection of some ridiculously impressive HTML5 canvas-based experiments that will make you say, “Wow!” Check also HTML5, JavaScript and Canvas – Conway’s Game of Life.


With tech companies abandoning the proprietary Flash and Silverlight media players for HTML5, it was inevitable somebody would try to inject DRM into the virgin spec. Who’s adding DRM to HTML5? Microsoft, Google and Netflix article tells that Microsoft, Google and Netflix are that “somebody”, having submitted a proposed modification to HTML5 to the World

Single atom transistor

Physicists Create a Working Transistor From a Single Atom and Transistor Made Using a Single Atom May Help Beat Moore’s Law articles tells that Australian and American scientists have taken a first early step toward creating a working transistor using a single phosphorus atom. The atom was etched into a silicon bed with “gates” to

What's inside a smart meter?

You can usually find the folks at iFixit tearing down electronics with an eye toward expanding your knowledge of how to repair your electronic devices and keep them out of landfills by extending electronics’ life span. What’s inside a smart meter? iFixit tears it down article tells that the technicians at iFixit got their hands

Tetris In 140 Bytes

Is it possible to write a JavaScript program in no more than a tweet‘s length? A website called says it is. The site has an implementation of “almost” Tetris to prove it. Its title is “Binary Tetris“, and it only has two types of block and there’s no rotate, but it works. The blocks

How Google & Apple Dominate Mobile

The mobile platform wars are in full swing. Android and Apple dominate the landscape. Network Effects: How Google & Apple Dominate Mobile article tells that a report from VisionMobile says that there will be no clear winner in the battle for supremacy over the mobile market. Android controls the numbers, Apple controls the profits and

How Hi-Tech Retailers Are Screwing You

There are a million little ways retailers can screw you on what you buy. But maybe nowhere is this more common than in the world of high-tech gadgets. 5 Ways Hi-Tech Retailers Are Secretly Screwing You article gives examples how high tech opens up whole new realms of screwing the customer. Examples of this can