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The 10 Types Of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify.

Can A Supercomputer Predict Revolutions?

Shades of Minority Report, anyone? Singularity Hub reports on the use of supercomputers to mine millions of news reports in order to more accurately predict political instability. It can’t quite read the future, yet, technically speaking.

Verizon Droid X2 And LG Revolution Coming To US On May 12

According to Droid Life, Verizon is getting ready to release an onslaught of Android phones in the next few weeks. Tthe Droid X2, expected to pack a dual-core Tegra 2 chip, and the LG Revolution, a 4G LTE Android phone that’s supposed to be the first Android phone with Netflix, are both expected to release on May 12th (next Thursday).

A N00b's Guide To Safer Regime Change

Tech-centric human rights group Access has published a handy primer for those looking to participate in a Middle Eastern or North African revolution (and keep their identities private while at it). You know – those secret police are arseholes.

Fallen (Updated)

An unidentified fighter jet plummets from Libyan skies over Benghazi, Libya. CNN was unable to independently identify if the plane was indeed a rebel fighter sent to reinforce their position in that city, as was suggested by a source.

Libya Protestors Using Photoshop To Make Caricatures Of Gaddafi

Photoshop! Great for airbrushing models in magazine! Also great to draw up hilarious caricatures of a crazy and troubled dictator! This is a wonderful picture of Anti-Gaddafi protestors using their photoshop skills to cartoonise Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. It was taken inside a burnt down state security building. [BoingBoing]

Forget Facebook And Twitter: Libyan Protestors Aided By Dating Site

In what might be the most surprising piece of evidence to emerge from the current Libya uprising, is how male protestors posed as women on a Muslim dating website called ‘Mawada’, in order to sow the first seeds of the movement towards democracy.

See The Egyptian Revolution Explode On Twitter

Whether you’re calling it a TWITTER REVOLUTION or just a revolution revolution, there’s no doubt social media had helped boot Mubarak out of power in Egypt. This visualisation shows how #jan25 tweets (and retweets) boomed as the movement accelerated. [CoDesign]

Voice Over LTE Will Hit Verizon Soon

According to CNN, the LG Revolution will be the first phone to support voice calling on Verizon’s LTE network.

Can Complexity Theory Explain Egypt's Crisis?

Civilization, goes an old maxim, is four meals away from barbarism – once the food deliveries stop, so does law and order. That could mean trouble for the political uprising in Egypt. It may also be what triggered it.

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