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Blood Lamp Puts Spin on ‘Burning the Midnight Oil’

Written by Steve Coulter on . Posted in Gadgets, Science

Cost of lighting a bulb could take drastic turn from money to blood

In 1635, an English author named Frances Quarles coined the phrase “burning the midnight oil,” commenting on humanity’s obsession with working too hard; in particular into the wee hours of the night and early morning. Quarles’ fascination stemmed from the fact that people would literally have to use lamps fueled by oil to be able to work at these hours, despite the fact that oil lamps were unable to produce substantial light.

The Future of Cell Phones is Here, or is it?

Written by Steve Coulter on . Posted in Gadgets, Technology

Need a cell phone you can count on? This one last 15 years.

It’s hard to determine whether or not the SpareOne phone is a breakthrough in cell phone technology.

On one hand, the phones makers have created a high tech device that runs on a single AA battery, which can last up to 15 years or through 10 hours of talk time.

When considering the duration of the phone’s battery life, one would believe it is revolutionary for the industry; however, upon second look, the SpareOne seems to symbolize the complete opposite – a revert back to the ways of old.

Senate Demands Mandatory Black Boxes

Written by Steve Coulter on . Posted in Technology

New bill creates paranoia over what driving will look like in the future

Senate Bill 1813, also known as MAP-21, has been causing quite a stir in Washington and the nation over ever since it passed a vote in the Senate in March, threatening to revoke the passports of citizens for a mere $50,000 in back taxes, as well as to limit their financial freedom abroad.

Numerous sections of the bill appear to be contradictory of a democratic government, breaching privacy as well as restricting everyday freedoms.