TYPEWRITERS TO COMBAT CYBER-SPYING: RUSSIAN’S ELITE FEDERAL GUARDS ORDERED 20 TYPEWRITERS TO AVOID NSA-TYPE CYBER-SNOOPING, ALSO PLAN TO INCREASE PAPER DOCUMENTS ALSO

Untraceable: Using typewriters, the Kremlin hopes to put an end to confidential documents being leaked and its ministers being spied on

In the era of cyber warfare, the Kremlin’s Federal Guard Service comes up with the perfect solution to hackers… by ordering 20 good old typewriters for its staff

  • Kremlin placed orders ‘after scandals with distribution of secret documents’ and reports that Dmitry Medvedev was being listened to during G20 summit
  • To be used by Kremlin’s elite Federal Guards to avoid leaks, cyber-spying Continue reading

HACKERS CONVENTION 2013 FEDS NOT ALLOWED: DEF CON FOUNDER JEFF MOSS ASKING FEDS NOT TO ATTEND HACKERS CONVENTION TO DEFUSE TENSION OVER SNOWDEN

Hackers ask Feds to stay away from convention to defuse tension over Snowden

 

BOSTON (Reuters) – The annual Def Con hacking convention has asked the federal government to stay away this year for the first time in its 21-year history, saying Edward Snowden’s revelations have made some in the community uncomfortable about having feds there.

“It would be best for everyone involved if the Feds call a ‘time-out’ and not attend Def Con this year,” Def Con founder Jeff Moss said in an announcement posted Wednesday night on the convention’s website. Continue reading

MICROSOFT HACKED: MICROSOFT HACKED AND IT COULD BE GOOGLER’S FAULT, GOOGLE RESEARCHER TAVIS ORMANDY REVEALED ON MAY A BUG IN WINDOWS SOFTWARE

Microsoft Has Been Hacked, And It May Be A Googler‘s Fault

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(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said hackers have attacked some computers by exploiting a bug in Windows first disclosed two months ago by a GoogleInc researcher, who came under fire at the time for publicizing the flaw without going to the software company first.  Continue reading

WOLFRAM ALPHA: 32 THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH THE MOST USEFUL SITE IN THE HISTORY OF THE INTERNET

32 Tricks You Can Do With Wolfram Alpha, The Most Useful Site In The History Of The Internet

Walter Hickey Jul. 9, 2013, Wolfram Alpha math equation

Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is probably the most useful site on the internet. It’s not a search engine, it’s not an encyclopedia, and it’s not a calculator, but it’s a little bit of all of that. It’s really the only member of its field. Originally developed as an online version of Stephen Wolfram’s Mathematica software, its basic functionality is that of a math equation solver. Continue reading

FACEBOOK GRAPH SEARCH: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PROFILE FROM UNWANTED SEARCHES

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Facebook Is Launching A New Tool Today: Here’s How To Protect Your Profile From Unwanted Searches

Kevin Smith Jul. 8, 2013, BusinessInsider

 
Facebook’s Graph Search feature is rolling out to everyone today. The new search tool lets you to search Facebook’s huge amount of data to get consolidated results.

Mark Zuckerberg stressed Graph Search’s privacy awareness at the big reveal months ago. Continue reading

NO RIVALS ALLOWED: MICROSOFT BANNED GOOGLE, VMWARE AND SALESFORCE EMPLOYEES FROM ATTENDING CONFERENCE THIS WEEK

Microsoft Banned Google, VMware, Salesforce Employees From Its Big Conference This Week

Julie Bort Jul. 8, 2013, Larry Page banned

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Google CEO Larry Page

In all our years in covering enterprise conferences, we’ve never seen a registration form that specifically bans employees from certain companies from attending.

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OLDEST-KNOWN FRIDGE IN AMERICA STILL RUNNING AND CHILLING 85 YEARS LATER, OWNER MARK VAIL HAS THE PROOF

Cooler than cool: Owner Mark Vail showing off his vintage fridge

Oldest-known fridge in America still chillin’ 85 years later

  • The fridge’s globe-shaped top holds the cooling mechanism
  • Cost $300 in 1928, equivalent to over $4,000 today Continue reading

THE FIRST FIGHT AND ARREST CAUGHT ON GOOGLE GLASS… RESISTANCE IS FUTILE FOLKS, GOOGLE GLASS IS THE FUTURE

Busted: Remarkably, Barrett was able to wander right up to cops arresting a group of young bros without being stopped or told to go away

Another Google Glass first: Wearer captures brawl and arrest on the new technology without anybody noticing

  • The ‘cameraman’ sees Google Glass as the future of citizen journalism
  • None of the people being filmed were aware Barrett was capturing their actions, with the intention of later posting them online Continue reading

BEFORE THE MULTI-BILLION CHAIR: ODD JOBS THAT TECH CEOs ONCED WORKED

9 Boring, Normal Jobs Some Of The Biggest Names In Tech Had Before They Became CEOs

Kevin McLaughlin Jul. 5, 2013,Mr. Potatoe Head

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HP CEO Meg Whitman was once this guy’s manager. Tech CEOs leading multi-billion dollar companies wield enormous power. But when they were younger, some CEOS took whatever jobs they could find as teenagers to scrape by. Others chased their non-tech related dreams after college before gravitating to tech.  Continue reading

JAY-Z THE NEW NSA: THE FREE ‘MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL’ DOWNLOADS TO 1 MILLION SAMSUNG USERS HAS A CATCH, WANTS ACCESS TO ALL YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS

Must accept: A partial list of the permissions demanded fro the users by the app. These were enough to discourage rapper Killer Mike from downloading Song spam: The app which allowed certain Samsung users to download the new Jay-Z albums days before the actual release demanded social media logins and users had to post on Twitter or Facebook to view song lyrics

First NSA, now HOVA: Jay-Z‘s new album app is collecting a lot of personal information

CAPTURING THE INVISIBLE: ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS FROM LAPTOPS AND iPHONES MADE VISIBLE BY DESIGNERS LUKE STURGEON AND SHAMIK RAY

Here’s What The Elecromagnetic Force Field Coming From A Macbook Looks Like

Alyson Shontell Jul. 4, 2013, BusinessInsider

You’ve probably heard people say not to sit with a laptop on your stomach or sleep with your phone under your pillow. Continue reading

EARTHQUAKE TABLE: TWO ISRAELI SCIENTISTS ARTHUR BRUTTER AND IDO BRUNO INVENTED TABLE THAT COULD WITHSTAND IMPACT UP TO ONE TON

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Earthquake-proof table invented to save the lives of millions of school children worldwide

  • Inventors hope the tables will spare the lives of people caught in unsound buildings during massive temblors like the 7.0 earthquake that leveled Haiti and killed 200,000 Continue reading

GOOGLE X: 10 MIND-BLOWING PROJECTS GOOGLE IS WORKING ON RIGHT NOW

10 Mind-Blowing Products Google Is Working On Right Now

Kevin Smith Jul. 3, 2013space elevator
 
 
Everyone knows Google isn’t just a search company.  Besides developing the Android smartphone software and Chromebook Pixel laptops, Google has a ton of other projects and services in the works. Continue reading

NETWORTH NEWS: THE TOP 28 HIGHEST PAID TECH CEOs…BTW, BIG CELEBRITIES AND ATHLETES STILL MAKE MORE THAN THEM

The 28 Highest Paid Tech CEOs

Alyson Shontell Jul. 1, 2013
Oracle's Larry Ellison made $96.2 million in 2012, up from $77.6 million the year prior.

Marissa Mayer sits pretty with her high Yahoo salary. Which tech executives bring home the bacon?

 The New York Times put together a list of the 200 highest paid executives in the world. Twenty-eight of them run tech companies. Continue reading

17-YEAR-OLD SIDDHANT VATS GIVING YOU ‘ANDROIDLY’: THE FIRST SMART WATCH WITH BLUETOOTH, GPS, WiFi, PHONE AND BUILT-IN CAMERA…LOOKS LIKE TECH GIANTS GOT LEFT BEHIND BY A COLLEGE WIZ KID

Teenager beats tech giants to launch world’s first smart WATCH that makes calls and comes with a built-in camera

  • Androidly is the first smartwatch to have full Android features built-in
  • It additionally comes with Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, phone and a camera
  • The watch costs £150 and is the brainchild of college students from India Continue reading

MUSIC 24/7: NEVADA MAN RICH LEE HAS ‘SPEAKERS’ IMPLANTED IN HIS EARS SO HE CAN LISTEN TO MUSIC ALL THE TIME

Body-enhancement enthusiast Rich Lee has done away with traditional headphones and implanted a small magnet headphone directly into his own ear

Who needs headphones? Man has ‘speakers’ IMPLANTED in his ears so he can listen to music all the time

  • Rich Lee had small magnets implanted into the cartilage near his ears
  • Also built a coil to wear around his neck – he says this creates a magnetic field that causes the implant to vibrate and make a sound
  • Can listen to music but also hopes to connect it to GPS so it gives him directions, and to link it to a microphone so he can hear other people’s conversations Continue reading

PEOPLE BEHIND FUNDING TECH STARTUPS : THE 19 BEST ENTERPRISE TECH VENTURE CAPITALISTS

Julie Bort BusinessInsider May 15, 2013Barry Eggers

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There’s no question that between mobile, social, big data and cloud computing, there’s a major transformation going on with enterprise tech, all thanks to startups.

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