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Thursday
Jul312014

Checking In From Home Leaves Entry for Hackers

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — The same tools that help millions of Americans work from home are being exploited by cybercriminals to break into the computer networks of retailers like Target and Neiman"

Thursday
Jul312014

Create an Army of Raspberry Pi Honeypots on a Budget

[Link] : Hi! My name is Nathan Yee and I’m an intern at ThreatStream. I’m studying computer science and mathematics at the University of Arizona. Most recently, I worked on deploying a Raspberry…
Thursday
Jul312014

My First Unikernel

[Link] : I wanted to make a simple REST service for queuing file uploads, deployable as a virtual machine. The traditional way to do this is to download a Linux cloud image, install the software inside it,…
Thursday
Jul312014

Lytro’s Illum Is a Camera for Serious Photographers

[NyTimes] : "In 2006, Ren Ng, a graduate student at Stanford, published a doctoral thesis outlining a revolutionary technology in photography that almost seemed like an illusion.Mr. Ng discussed a way of"

Thursday
Jul312014

SyncNet: A Decentralized Web Browser

[Link] : Imagine if we lived in a world where more demand meant less load for a webserver. Imagine if we lived in a world…
Wednesday
Jul302014

ZeroVM

[Link] : While ZeroVM itself provides only raw execution environment, the ZeroVM Run Time (ZRT) includes a port of glibc and an in-memory file system. This provides a C99 compliant environment supporting most…
Wednesday
Jul302014

UK to allow driverless cars on roads

[Link] : The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones takes a ride in a driverless car The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads from January next year. It also invited cities to…
Sunday
Jul272014

3 reasons why Tesla can scale where others have failed

[Link] : NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and…
Sunday
Jul272014

David Kenny of the Weather Company: Move Fast, but Know Where You’re Going

[NyTimes] : "This interview with David Kenny, C.E.O. of the Weather Company, parent of the Weather Channel and Weather Underground, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.Q. Tell me about some early lessons"

Sunday
Jul272014

In Ferry Deaths, a South Korean Tycoon’s Downfall

[NyTimes] : "Police officers and members of the news media at the scene where the body of Yoo Byung-eun was discovered. Continue reading the main story SEOUL, South Korea — After all the lavish galas in"

Thursday
Jul242014

The Next Big Thing in Hardware: Smart Garbage

[NyTimes] : "A Gazelle employee removing batteries from traded-in devices. The company, which buys and resells used hardware, said that it had purchased upward of two million devices from over a million people."

Thursday
Jul242014

Have a Drone? Check This Map Before You Fly It

[Link] : Bobby Sudekum / Amy Lee / Mapbox The popularity of drones is climbing quickly among companies, governments and citizens alike. But the rules surrounding where, when and why you can fly an unmanned…
Wednesday
Jul232014

Out in the Open: Ex-Googlers Building Cloud Software That’s Almost Impossible to Take Down

[Link] : WIRED Cockroaches are some of the most resilient creatures on earth. They can live for 45 minutes without air and over a month without food. Cutting their heads off won’t even kill…
Monday
Jul212014

A Robot With a Little Humanity

[NyTimes] : "At almost a foot tall, the Jibo robot wirelessly connects to the Internet, and has a moveable LCD screen that in demonstrations displays an expressive orb, but not a human face. As a graduate student"

Monday
Jul212014

With Poncho, Custom Weather Alerts That Say When to Pack an Umbrella

[NyTimes] : "Poncho can give tailored information about weather, traffic and train delays and other details like the daily pollen count. Every morning when I wake up, there’s a peppy text message waiting"

Monday
Jul212014

A Tough Corporate Job Asks One Question: Can You Hack It?

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Pity the poor chief information security officer.The profession barely existed a generation ago. But to combat the growing threat of online breaches, companies and governments"

Sunday
Jul202014

Using Maps vs. GPS

[NyTimes] : "Continue reading the main story CALL me a fossil, but when I take a road trip I like to get around by using printed maps. I’ve been licensed to drive for 20 years, and every car I’ve"

Sunday
Jul202014

In a Subprime Bubble for Used Cars, Borrowers Pay Sky-High Rates

[NyTimes] : "Rodney Durham stopped working in 1991, declared bankruptcy and lives on Social Security. Nonetheless, Wells Fargo lent him $15,197 to buy a used Mitsubishi sedan. “I am not sure how I got the"

Saturday
Jul192014

How Instagram Feeds Work: Celery and RabbitMQ

[Link] : Instagram is one of the poster children for social media site successes. Founded in 2010, the photo sharing site now supports upwards of 90 million active photo-sharing users. As with every social…
Saturday
Jul192014

Next Gold Rush: Legal Marijuana Feeds Entrepreneurs’ Dreams

[NyTimes] : "DENVER — Like the glint of gold or rumors of oil in ages past, the advent of legal, recreational marijuana is beginning to reshape economies in Colorado and Washington State. Marijuana is"