We discuss Google Glass, Jeep joins the list of corporate victims in Twitter hack, Apple claims it was hacked by the same people that hacked Facebook, Google has beefed up security and says it has reduced account hijackings, the arrival of the HTC One, Apple has released the iOS 6.1.2 update to fix the iOS 6.1 Exchange problems and we are joined by Brian Stucki of Macminicolo.
Google is looking for "bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. We’d love to make everyone an Explorer, but we’re starting off a bit smaller. We’re still in the early stages, and while we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting."
The deadline for applications is February 27th. If you are chosen, Google will reach out to you with an invitation to become a Glass Explorer. Explorers will each need to pre-order a Glass Explorer Edition for $1500 plus tax and attend a special pick-up experience, in person, in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.
During its preview, Microsoft claims some 60 million users signed up. That number will grow enormously in coming months, as Microsoft will now begin migrating hundreds of millions of Hotmail users to the new user interface. The company claims the service will scale to a billion users.
The company's account was taken over on Tuesday afternoon by what appeared to be the same hacker -- or hackers -- responsible for Monday's takeover of Burger King's Twitter feed.
Apple has revealed that it was attacked by the same group that went after Facebook in a recent attempt to break that network’s security. The company says a “small number” of its employees’ Macs were affected, but there is “no evidence that any data left Apple,” according to a report by Reuters.
Apple on Tuesday admitted to being the victim of a hacker attack by the same people that went after Facebook last week. Apple said it is taking steps to help its customers, including releasing an updated Java malware removal tool.
According to a somewhat self-congratulatory update that Google posted earlier today, it’s getting significantly harder for hackers to successfully compromise its users’ accounts. Google says it has “dramatically reduced the number of compromised accounts by 99.7 percent since the peak of these hijacking attempts in 2011.”
Rectangular, flat, and extremely thin, the HTC One is practically all screen. Its 4.7-inch (1080p) LCD display uses what the company calls SoLux technology for improved picture quality and generates 468 pixels per inch (ppi).
Apple has released the promised iOS 6.1.2 update today to fix the Exchange bugs that have been plaguing users since the release of iOS 6.1. The bug caused iOS devices connected to Exchange servers to over-poll calendars and mailboxes, leading Microsoft to recommend that administrators block or throttle iOS devices until the bug was fixed.
The Obama administration is planning a decade-long scientific effort to examine the workings of the human brain and build a comprehensive map of its activity, seeking to do for the brain what the Human Genome Project did for genetics.
Scientists with the highest hopes for the project also see it as a way to develop the technology essential to understanding diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as to find new therapies for a variety of mental illnesses.
Moreover, the project holds the potential of paving the way for advances in artificial intelligence.
With Starbucks gift cards, marijuana grow house bribed neighbors not to snitch. Police say the San Francisco grower and three others were arrested Feb. 12 after a burglary call led officers to a clandestine grow (is there any other kind, under prohibition?) in a warehouse on Stillman Street. Starbucks must be glad that they have been able to tap into this untouched consumer market.
New Material Interface Improves Functioning of Non-Silicon-Based Electronic Devices. According to Qi Li, a professor of physics at Penn State University and the leader of the research team, the new method could be used to design improved, more-efficient, multilevel and multifunctional devices, as well as enhanced nanoelectronic components -- such as non-volatile information storage and processing
A recent academic study found that while a number of sex-specific stylistic trends exist across the way people write on Twitter, these patterns aren't true for everyone.The study concluded that a number of female users and male users do employ language more typical of the "opposite sex," and that a user's tweets are more likely to sound like his/her sex if he/she has significantly more Twitter friends of the same sex.
Tactus Technology has unveiled a tactile layer component that creates dynamic physical buttons that rise out of the surface of the screen.It works by manipulating a transparent fluid inside the screen and causing it to press up against a top polymer layer, which bulges up and creates a button that can be pressed.
This map shows each state's most popular locations for Craigslist Missed Connections. Meaning these are each state's best spot to see somebody you think is pretty cute.
Dorothy Gambrell made this map for Psychology Today and it reveals some rather enlightening facts (or confirms assumptions we had) of each state. Like it totally makes sense that New York has the most Craigslist Missed connections in the subway. Same for Hawaii and the beach. It also maybe kind of makes sense that California has an obsession with fitness. But some of these other popular spots for missed connections are HILARIOUS.
The most popular place to spot potential love in Texas, New Mexico, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida?
For his day job, 37-year-old mechanical engineer Adrian Drake designs combustion science experiments for the International Space Station. In his off time, Drake (also known in the Lego community as brickfrenzy) loves to build large-scale custom Lego masterpieces. Discussed in this article, is Drake's recreation of the ship from the hit show "Firefly."
Earbuds are commonly issued as freebie headphones with portable players, but higher-performance earbuds can offer sonic performance that rivals their full-size linemates and not wreak havoc on your ears.
Seduction of the Innocent by Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition author) sounds like fun -- it's a detective novel that take place during the heyday of the anti-comic book hysteria of the 1950s, which was led by the evil Dr. Fredric Wertham, who wrote a popular scare book also called Seduction of the Innocent.
Google Street View team is now mapping the wilderness — on foot. While many of us could not function properly without our Google maps this may be taking it a little far. One should be in the wilderness to get AWAY from people and phones, not confirm that that rock outcropping over there matches the one on their screen therefore they should take a left at the cactus up ahead.
French scientist and geneticist Matthieu Ricard is the happiest man in the world, according to researchers. 66-year-old scientist threw science 40 years ago and moved to India to study Buddhism. Now he is one of the trustees of the Dalai Lama, and is one of the most respected western followers of religion.He was declared the happiest man on Earth after it was discovered his brain produces a level of gamma waves never before reported in the field of neuroscience.
In a rather ingenious blog post DC Supervillains meet the villains of the real world. Mao, Stalin, Bin Laden and others are portrayed as your favorite supervillains with a twist. I can only imagine what the creator of these images was thinking. When you think Joseph Stalin, you think of Kraven.