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All the Tech We"ve Used to Intercept Every Kind Of Communication

Spy cameras are probably the most axiomatic gadgets when we talk about intelligence-gathering techniques. But intercepting and decoding messages is just as important as taking pictures. Here's a look at all the devices spies have used to tap in.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoMar 4th, 2017

Fire on Mt. Wilson

This is the kind of problem that literally keeps engineers up at night.....»»

Category: topSource:  radiomagonlineRelated News58 min. ago

Senators Announce New Bill That Would Regulate Online Political Ads

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: As tech companies face continued scrutiny over Russian activity on their ad platforms, Senators today announced legislation meant to regulate political ads on the internet. The new bill, called the.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News58 min. ago

The future of turbocharging: anything but all hot air

Honeywell plans to spin off its Transportation Systems business, which includes turbochargers, at a time when demand for the fuel-saving devices is set to boom according to company internal forecasts. Even with increased adoption of hybrid powertrain.....»»

Category: plasticsSource:  plasticstodayRelated News1 hr. 41 min. ago

Phenogenetic map created for stem cells models of neurological diseases

In an effort to better understand neurological diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS -- and develop new ways to treat them -- researchers have performed the first meta-analysis of all induced pluripotent stem cell models for neurological and.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News1 hr. 41 min. ago

Journalist Quinn Norton says author and tech evangelist Robert Scoble sexually assaulted her at an O"Reilly unconference in the early 2010s (Quinn Norton)

Quinn Norton: Journalist Quinn Norton says author and tech evangelist Robert Scoble sexually assaulted her at an O'Reilly unconference in the early 2010s  —  Foo Camp, the original unconference thrown by O'Reilly every year, is one.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News2 hr. 9 min. ago

Lawmakers try their hand at banning ticketing bots, but it"s not the end of them

The pain of narrowly missing out on concert tickets is an all too common feeling. While we might be quick to blame our reflexes, scalpers employing bots have been wreaking havoc in the now mostly digital ticket selling business.  SEE ALSO: Why T.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 17 min. ago

Verizon expects strong iPhone X demand this holiday season

The iPhone X sure is expensive, but that doesn’t mean that Apple won’t sell millions upon millions of units this year. Most reports say that Apple may meet its production goals for 2017 after all, although it’ll struggle to meet consumer demand.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News2 hr. 57 min. ago

Cities around US offer billions in tax breaks to be Amazon’s HQ2

Cities and states are trying to one-up each other, showing off their best features. Enlarge / Amazon's campus in South Lake Union, Seattle. (credit: Joel Rogers / Getty Images) Cities around the country are pulling out all the stops to entic.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News2 hr. 58 min. ago

Twitter shares its roadmap to curb abuse

Twitter prides itself on being "what's happening," but unfortunately for the company's users, what's frequently happening is unchecked harassment. CEO Jack Dorsey apparently has plans to change all that, and today put forth a roadmap for curbing abus.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News3 hr. 25 min. ago

How Google"s Pixel 2 "Now Playing" Song Identification Works

An anonymous reader shares a report from VentureBeat, written by Emil Protalinski: The most interesting Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature, to me, is Now Playing. If you've ever used Shazam or SoundHound, you probably understand the basics: The ap.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 58 min. ago

The butt of every space joke is high in the sky this week

This week, you can look to the night sky to see the butt of every planetary joke.  Make your way to a relatively dark, light pollution-free area to see the planet Uranus high in the sky, glowing a blue-ish, green color in the constellation Pisce.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 49 min. ago

With new investment, Boeing is trying to make drones a part of your life

Boeing has invested in a startup that's trying to make autonomous flight the next big thing.  The company announced today that it has invested in Near Earth Autonomy, which develops technology for unmanned flying vehicles of all shapes and sizes.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 49 min. ago

#MeToo hashtag has spread to #YoTambien, أنا_كمان#, #QuellaVoltaChe

The social media phenomenon #MeToo has gone global.  People have used the hashtag in Europe, Australia, the Middle East and beyond to talk about sexual abuse. SEE ALSO: #MeToo: Hashtag shared by Alyssa Milano encourages personal stories of sexua.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 49 min. ago

Man compares a $10,000 dog with a $1 dog, and the results are shocking

Before you run out and buy that budget $1 dog, please watch this video. Seriously though, the trend of comparing cheap and expensive food and products has reached an all-time high, so this parody from YouTuber jacksfilms is long overdue.  Re.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 49 min. ago

Newly discovered moon cave could house mankind’s first lunar colony

After decades of speculation, a team of researchers has confirmed a vast lava tube beneath the lunar surface. Geological formations like this could one day be used as a moon base to shelter astronauts. The post Newly discovered moon cave could house.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 10 min. ago

Adobe wants to let you draw data visualizations by letting you draw data visualizations

 Every year at its MAX conference, Adobe shows off a couple of interesting prototypes that may or may net end up in one of its products. This year is no exception as the company highlighted 11 projects from its labs today. These included Project.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 25 min. ago

The global shop

Online retailers have a shop window to the world, but how do you handle all those payments?.....»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News5 hr. 34 min. ago

Photos & Highlights from the Final 36 Hours at the Inaugural Merge! Conference in Orlando

The 1st Merge! Conference ended Wednesday afternoon in Orlando. We have all of the highlights from day 4 Tuesday and the half-day that closed the program Wednesday......»»

Category: internetSource:  dnjournalRelated News5 hr. 49 min. ago

Look up to see the butt of every space joke this week

This week, you can look to the night sky to see the butt of every planetary joke.  Make your way to a relatively dark, light pollution-free area to see the planet Uranus high in the sky, glowing a blue-ish, green color in the constellation Pisce.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 49 min. ago

Parents, that children"s smartwatch might not be a great idea

Technology is bad, part 719,533.  Smartwatches designed for kids can be compromised in all kinds of ways, according to a recent report compiled by the Norwegian Consumer Council and published by the European Consumer Organization. SEE ALSO:.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 49 min. ago