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Tuesday
Dec232014

North Korea Loses Its Link to the Internet

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — A strange thing happened to North Korea’s already tenuous link to the Internet on Monday: It failed.While perhaps a coincidence, the failure of the country’s"

Tuesday
Dec232014

Neglected Server Provided Entry for JPMorgan Hackers

[NyTimes] : "The computer breach at JPMorgan Chase this summer — the largest intrusion of an American bank to date — might have been thwarted if the bank had installed a simple security fix to an"

Tuesday
Dec232014

FAA's new drone safety campaign reminds you not to be stupid

[Link] : The Federal Aviation Administration was woefully underprepared for the rise of inexpensive drones, but now the agency is finally stepping up its safety game in preparation for a drone-heavy holiday…
Tuesday
Dec232014

Critical flaw forces Apple to push first automatic OS X security update

[Link] : A critical security issue in the network time protocol (NTP) has forced Apple to push an automatic OS X update for the first time ever. Discovered by Google researchers, the flaw could allow a remote…
Monday
Dec222014

Google unveils the first complete version of its self-driving car

[Link] : Google had a (not very well-kept) secret when it unveiled its experimental self-driving car: that first example you saw was just a mockup that lacked many of the basics. At last, however, the…
Monday
Dec222014

NASA wants to build airship cities in the Venus sky

[Link] : Since Venus is closer to Earth than Mars -- both in size and distance -- it would be a much more convenient candidate for manned exploration. There's just a slight hitch: the average temperature is…
Sunday
Dec212014

How to Be an Expert in a Changing World

[Link] : December 2014If the world were static, we could have monotonically increasing confidence in our beliefs. The more (and more varied) experience a belief survived, the less likely it would be false.…
Sunday
Dec212014

Mariana Trench expedition led by UH scientists breaks deep-sea fish records

[Link] : Above: A compilation of video footage captured from deep sea lander vehicles, including supergiant amphipods. During a recent expedition to Mariana Trench, an international team led by two University…
Sunday
Dec212014

The Best 10 Drones for Beginners

[Link] : This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using…
Saturday
Dec202014

Elon Musk's hyperloop is actually making progress (Wired UK)

[Link] : Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is a company formed to design and eventually build the fanciful transportation system envisioned by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon MuskHTT/Jumpstartfund When Elon…
Friday
Dec192014

Vulnerabilities Identified in Network Time Protocol Daemon

[Link] : Original release date: December 19, 2014 Print Document…
Friday
Dec192014

Sophisticated cyberattack damaged German steel plant, report says

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Friday
Dec192014

FBI: North Korea to Blame for Sony Hack

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Thursday
Dec182014

Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard?

[Link] : In the past few days you may well have scribbled out a shopping list on the back of an envelope or stuck a Post-it on your desk. Perhaps you added a comment to your child’s report book or made…
Wednesday
Dec172014

PocketQube kits make it easier for amateurs to build their own satellites

[Link] : The PocketQube team wants to give even more people access to its relatively affordable 5cm x 5cm x 5cm microsatellites, so it now has ready-to-use kits up for sale on its online store. These kits…
Wednesday
Dec172014

X MARKS THE SPOT: FALCON 9 ATTEMPTS OCEAN PLATFORM LANDING

[Link] : During our next flight, SpaceX will attempt the precision landing of a Falcon 9 first stage for the first time, on a custom-built ocean platform known as the autonomous spaceport drone ship. While…
Wednesday
Dec172014

Throwing Money at Start-Ups in Frenzy to Find the Next Uber

[NyTimes] : "The $41 billion valuation for the ride-sharing service Uber may or may not be a bubblicious number, but it certainly shows that the venture capital industry is in a bad place. To understand, you need"

Wednesday
Dec172014

Google’s Detractors Take Their Fight to the States

[NyTimes] : "Jim Hood, attorney general of Mississippi, is one of the most active officials against Google. They have lobbied state attorneys general. They have hired former state attorneys general. They have"

Wednesday
Dec172014

What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs

[NyTimes] : "Eric Jackson was sitting in his hotel room on Sea Island, Ga., watching his kids splash around in the pool, when he clicked “publish” on his latest blog post for Forbes.com. Jackson, an"

Monday
Dec152014

The Real Story Of Apollo 17... And Why We Never Went Back To The Moon

[Link] : On December 11, 1972, Apollo 17 touched down on the Moon. This was not only our final Moon landing, but the last time we left Low Earth Orbit. With the successful launch of the Orion capsule, NASA is…
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