Category: Tech

Uber’s Middle East rival Careem was hacked, all trip data stolen

Uber’s Middle East rival Careem was hacked, all trip data stolen https://ift.tt/2vBwpG9 Careem has identified a cyber incident involving unauthorised access to the system we use to store data. While we have seen no evidence of fraud or misuse related to this incident, it is our responsibility to be open…
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What’s Not Included in Facebook’s ‘Download Your Data’

What’s Not Included in Facebook’s ‘Download Your Data’ https://ift.tt/2HpIhwx When members of Congress asked Mark Zuckerberg earlier this month who owns Facebook users’ personal data, the Facebook CEO had a convenient response. Eight times during his testimony, he cited a feature called “Download Your Data,” to show that Facebook users…
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Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan to Build Home Robots

Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan to Build Home Robots https://ift.tt/2qUDv2S Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start talking to a computer. Now Amazon.com…
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Massive Attack celebrate Mezzanine’s 20th anniversary by preserving it in DNA

Massive Attack celebrate Mezzanine’s 20th anniversary by preserving it in DNA https://ift.tt/2HmVdag The British band is working with Swiss scientists to translate the album into genetic code. Let it never be said that Massive Attack didn’t innovate. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album Mezzanine , Robert del…
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How to avoid getting stuck with the middle seat on a Ryanair flight

How to avoid getting stuck with the middle seat on a Ryanair flight https://ift.tt/2HIfAOI I’ve noticed a lot of indignation lately towards the perceived change in how Ryanair allocates seats. For those unfamiliar with budget airline policies, Ryanair assigns you a seat at random unless you pay a charge—typically between…
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Spoofing Cell Networks with a USB to VGA Adapter

Spoofing Cell Networks with a USB to VGA Adapter https://ift.tt/2qML2Sj RTL-SDR brought cheap and ubiquitous Software Defined Radio (SDR) to the masses, opening up whole swaths of the RF spectrum which were simply unavailable to the average hacker previously. Because the RTL-SDR supported devices were designed as TV tuners, they…
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Google’s SMS replacement ready to launch

Google’s SMS replacement ready to launch https://ift.tt/2qMy3z4 Image caption Chat adds modern features to Android’s Messages app Google has started the global roll-out of its new Chat messaging service, which is designed to replace SMS text messages on Android phones. Chat has features such as group texts, videos, typing indicators…
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Why it took a long time to build that tiny link preview on Wikipedia

Why it took a long time to build that tiny link preview on Wikipedia https://ift.tt/2qP2FQF Preview cards now show when you hover over a link ohhh yeeehh (and yes, I use Wikipedia’s mobile skin for my desktop browsing). Text from the indicated Wikipedia articles, CC BY-SA 3.0. A few days…
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The Simplest Possible DIY Ultrasonic Levitator

The Simplest Possible DIY Ultrasonic Levitator https://ift.tt/2HSdbP7 We thought that making things levitate in mid-air by the power of sound was a little bit more like magic, or at least required fancy equipment. It turns out that you can do it yourself easily enough with parts that any decent hacker’s…
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The 20 year old entrepreneur is a lie

The 20 year old entrepreneur is a lie https://ift.tt/2Hiev0L The 20-year-old entrepreneur is a lie Data from the Census Bureau and the IRS show the average age of successful business founders is 42. By Meredith Somers  |  April 20, 2018 From left: Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates…
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The Node.js Ecosystem Is Chaotic and Insecure

The Node.js Ecosystem Is Chaotic and Insecure https://ift.tt/2qATa8k A modern web developer at work It seems like only yesterday we had the “left-pad” fiasco where Azer Koçulu ended up pulling his packages after a name dispute. It wasn’t really that dangerous that the code was deleted, that only breaks the build…
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Remote Control of Clocks is Easy as Pi

Remote Control of Clocks is Easy as Pi https://ift.tt/2HGVVyv Remote Control of Clocks is Easy as Pi [Fatjedi007] recently acquired three programmable boxing gym-type clocks to help his developmentally disabled clients manage their time. The plan was to have timers of varying lengths fire at preset times throughout the day,…
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Tesla batteries will live longer than expected, survey finds

Tesla batteries will live longer than expected, survey finds https://ift.tt/2viusyq Chesnot via Getty Images Tesla batteries retain over 90 percent of their charging power after 160,000 miles, according to data gathered by a Dutch-Belgium Tesla owners group. According to its survey of over 350 owners, the EVs dropped about 5…
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Renting Is Throwing Money Away Right?

Renting Is Throwing Money Away Right? https://ift.tt/2HfxVm2 I’ve heard a lot of ridiculous statements: “I’m sure we’ll find parking.” “I’ll just check Facebook for five minutes.” “I’ll skip dessert.” But perhaps the most absurd is the adage: “If you’re a renter, you’re throwing money away.” Bulls**t. You’ve heard those statements,…
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Thoughts on Low Latency Interrupt Handling

Thoughts on Low Latency Interrupt Handling https://ift.tt/2qSSrP9 April 22, 2018 AT 6:55 pm Thoughts on Low Latency Interrupt Handling (SAMD51) @microchipmakes Thoughts on Low Latency Interrupt Handling | Big Mess o’ Wires. For this analysis, I’ll assume the microcontroller is an Atmel SAMD51. If I were actually building this hardware…
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The Categories Were Made for Man, Not Man for the Categories

The Categories Were Made for Man, Not Man for the Categories https://ift.tt/1xVJ521 I. “Silliest internet atheist argument” is a hotly contested title, but I have a special place in my heart for the people who occasionally try to prove Biblical fallibility by pointing out whales are not a type of…
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You probably don’t need AI/ML. You can make do with well written SQL scripts

You probably don’t need AI/ML. You can make do with well written SQL scripts https://ift.tt/2qS7fOI This content can be removed from Twitter at anytime, get a PDF archive by mail! This is a Premium feature, you will be asked to pay 30$/year for a one year Premium membership with unlimited…
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An FM Transceiver From An Unexpected Chip

An FM Transceiver From An Unexpected Chip https://ift.tt/2HjNO7I An FM Transceiver From An Unexpected Chip The Si47xx series of integrated circuits from Silicon Labs is a fascinating series of consumer broadcast radio products, chips that apply SDR technologies to deliver a range of functions that were once significantly more complex,…
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Bringing Objective-C to the Amiga

Bringing Objective-C to the Amiga https://ift.tt/2F7EkL3 Bringing Objective-C to the Amiga Created: 23.04.2018 00:30 UTC After porting ObjFW (and at the same time Objective-C) to MorphOS and starting to port it to AmigaOS 4, I thought: It’s nice to have Objective-C on a modern Amiga-like operating system. But what if…
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Memory, attention, sequences

Memory, attention, sequences https://ift.tt/2CA8g4Y We have seen the rise and success of categorization neural networks. The next big step in neural network is to make sense of complex spatio-temporal data coming from observing and interacting with the real world. We talked before about the new wave of neural networks that…
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