Archive for the 'tech' Category

The New Satellite Arms Race Threatening to Explode in Space | WIRED

September 3, 2018

iPhone, iPad, Mac Buyer’s Guide: Know When to Buy

July 20, 2018

Shows each product relative to its “cycle”

Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet Excerpt, Part 1: Scientific American

June 28, 2018

Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet [excerpt, Part 1]: Scientific

discusses naive bayes

A day with Sony’s versatile RX100 VI point-and-shoot

June 6, 2018

Imitating people’s speech patterns precisely could bring trouble

June 3, 2018

Imitating people’s #speech patterns precisely could bring trouble Now possible to #clone your voice & your DNA…. What’s next?
“Hasbro is aware, Mr Silbert notes, that without safeguards a prankster might, for example, type curses on his mother’s smartphone in order to see a younger sibling burst into tears on hearing them spoken by a toy using mum’s voice.”

Microsoft has reportedly acquired GitHub

June 3, 2018

Oh no…

Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets

May 18, 2018

Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets Suspect people will increasingly think of the “data residue” that unwittingly leave on things – & want to be clean! #Privacy HT @ProfLHunter

“Nearly every digital copier built since 2002 contains a hard drive – like the one on your personal computer – storing an image of every document copied, scanned, or emailed by the machine.

In the process, it’s turned an office staple into a digital time-bomb packed with highly-personal or sensitive data.

If you’re in the identity theft business it seems this would be a pot of gold.

“The type of information we see on these machines with the social security numbers, birth certificates, bank records, income tax forms,” John Juntunen said, “that information would be very valuable.”” “}}

The Teens Who Hacked Microsoft’s Xbox Empire—And Went Too Far | WIRED

May 14, 2018

The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back | The New Yorker

May 11, 2018

GP-write Cover Feature in April WIRED Magazine; Registration GP-write Scientific Meeting now open

April 21, 2018

The next best version of me: How to live forever The @GP_write meeting & synthetic biology in the pop. press

Genome Project-write (GP-write) is featured as the cover story in the upcoming April 2018 WIRED cover story.