Oh dear lord is there a lot of confusion about iTunes movie rentals, and how they differ from movie and TV purchases — and how the Apple TV and iTunes computer-driven downloads aren’t the same either. Check out our handy, aptly confusing chart to know exactly what’s in store.
A new study, based on some of the most extensive measurements to date of the continent’s ice mass, shows Antarctica’s ice sheet is shrinking at a rate that increased dramatically — losing 84 billion more tons in 2006 than was lost ten years prior.
Frank DeMartin, general manager of Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, was nice enough to talk a little laser TV with us just before the unveiling of the new laser TV — we’re not exaggerating about the “little” part.
Whenever I talk or write about my own security setup, the one thing that surprises people — and attracts the most criticism — is the fact that I run an open wireless network at home. There’s no password. There’s no encryption. Anyone with wireless capability who can see my network can use it to access the internet.
Richard Branson has been busy thinking up new ways to get people excited about private space tourism, and he’s come up with something pretty spectacular. He’s offering to fly the affluent into the world’s biggest lightshow, the Aurora Borealis.
Jimbo Wales talks with Ars about the launch of Wikia’s new open-source search engine. Even algorithms are editorial statements, he says, and Wikia wants to let its users take control of those statements.