Science Tells You How To Book So You Avoid Airport Delays And Missed Flights

Science Tells You How To Book So You Avoid Airport Delays And Missed Flights

Harvard and MIT scientists have used statistical modeling techniques and figured out what are the best things you can do to avoid airport delays and missed connections. [More]

Smart Wallets Get Harder To Open As You Spend More

Smart Wallets Get Harder To Open As You Spend More

An MIT Media Lab team has developed a series of wallets that physically react when you electronically spend. [More]

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The One Laptop Per Child’s “Give One Get One” 2-week sale starts today. $400 buys you a cutting edge (if oddly cheap-looking) laptop and pays for another one to be given to a poor kid elsewhere in the world. [OLPC]

Continental’s Customer Service Plane Goes Boom

Continental’s Customer Service Plane Goes Boom

Thanks to Continental’s incompetence, Adam had to spend an entire night on the floor of the Newark airport.

RIAA Tells MIT Student To Drop Out Of School To Pay Fines

RIAA Tells MIT Student To Drop Out Of School To Pay Fines

Cassi Hunt has recently been accused by the RIAA of being guilty of file-sharing. We all know what happens now: the RIAA will extort her for thousands of dollars (in Cassi’s case, $3750) as a “settlement” to prevent her having to go to court. Or, as Cassie puts it in her highly entertaining and witty account: ” Let us screw you over gently now, or with chains and whips in court.”