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The Inside Story Of How Olympic Timekeeping Is So Amazingly Precise

The Inside Story Of How Olympic Timekeeping Is So Amazingly Precise

Three one-thousandths of a second is less than 1/10th of a blink, less than 1/100th of a heartbeat. But if you’re a speedskater, 0.003 seconds can be the difference between gold and silver. So how are Olympics timekeepers able to get such ridiculous precision and accuracy? For the inside scoop,…

Omega’s New Anti-Magnetic Watch Doesn’t Need A Faraday Cage

Omega’s New Anti-Magnetic Watch Doesn’t Need A Faraday Cage

The delicate inner workings of a mechanical watch handle magnetic fields — especially those generated the industrial electromagnets used in hospitals and power stations — about as well as two litres of Diet Coke handles a tube of Mentos. That is, not well.

HTC Omega Might Be The First WP7 Handset You Actually Crave

HTC Omega Might Be The First WP7 Handset You Actually Crave

PocketNow has a leaked photo of the upcoming HTC Omega and it looks like there’s a front-facing camera. WP7 has lagged on that so it’s great to see them reach some feature parity. Oh and using a 1.5Ghz Snapdragon processor doesn’t hurt either.