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Yup, the US spied on Japan big time…

US spied on Japanese PM Abe, Mitsubishi, and so much more • The Register

Windows 10 Uses Your Bandwidth to Distribute Updates, Disable It Here

This new distribution method works a lot like torrents do. Everyone has Windows 10 on their machine, so each person seeds a little bit of the files to those who need it, distributing the load across multiple computers and helping everyone download updates quickly. This is a great feature for those who have no data […]

Classic Shell – Start menu and other Windows enhancements

Classic Shell™ is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it. The main features are: Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins Quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned programs Find programs, settings, files and documents Start button […]

How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 10, even after free upgrade

Windows 10 is finally here, and your computer will automatically prompt you to upgrade. But if you’d rather start fresh, you can do a clean install—you just need to follow a few steps in the right order.… How to Do a Clean Install of Windows Without Losing Your Files, Settings, and Tweaks How to Do […]

Behavioral Profiling: The password you can’t change. Your identity through how you type

You can be identified by how you type, even behind proxies and Tor. Protect yourself with KeyboardPrivacy. Source: Behavioral Profiling: The password you can’t change. Some websites are storing your typing patterns and it turns out that after some training, systems can identify who is in a system by the way in which passwords are […]

Star Wars Death Star Kitchen Timer Urban Collector

Star Wars Death Star Kitchen Timer Urban Collector Note, it’s a pre-order, so no idea if and when, but it sure looks good to me!

Here’s The Incredibly Hacky Way to Disable Windows 10 Updates – if you know they exist

Windows 10 auto-downloads and auto-installs updates. This is mostly a Good Thing for general security, but becomes a Bad Thing when said update installs a glitchy graphics driver that breaks your desktop. There is a way to disable auto-updates, but it’s not pretty. Source: Here’s The Incredibly Hacky Way to Disable Windows 10 Updates Auto […]

Study uncovers invisible mobile app ads gumming up the works

Fundamentally, users of the mobile apps are affected because those invisible ads are burning though gigabytes of their data plan every day. The smartphone is slowed down; the ads eat away at batteries too. Performance issues are almost certainly caused by the extra load resulting from the apps’ secondary functions, said Forensiq in Bloomberg Business.Forensiq […]

Engineers test fly printed aircraft off warship

Weighing 3kg and measuring 1.5m the airframe was created on a 3D printer using laser sintered nylon and catapulted off HMS Mersey into the Wyke Regis Training Facility in Weymouth, before landing on Chesil Beach. Source: Engineers test fly printed aircraft off warship

Chinese Company Constructs the World’s Tallest 3D Printed Building

Chinese company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co has expanded the capabilities of 3D printing. After constructing ten houses in under twenty-four hours last year, now they are back with both the world’s tallest 3D printed building – a five-story apartment block – and a 1,100 square meter mansion with internal and external decoration to boot. […]

Chinese company assembles 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

A pioneering 3D-printed house just popped up in Xian, China – and Chinese company ZhuoDa “built” the two-story villa in less than three hours. Made up of six 3D-printed modules, the house was assembled like LEGO bricks before a live audience who were then invited to explore the interior. The modular fireproof home can withstand […]

NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth

NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.” The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the […]

Robot surgeons kill 144 patients, hurt 1,391, malfunction 8,061 times / 1.7 million

A team of university eggheads have counted up the number of medical cockups in America reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2000 to 2013, and found there were 144 deaths during robot-assisted surgery, 1,391 injuries, and 8,061 counts of device malfunctions. If that sounds terrible, consider that 1.7 million robo-operations were […]

Hackers invade systems holding medical files on 4.5 million California patients

UCLA Health hospitals say hackers may have accessed personal information and medical records on 4.5 million patients.The California medical group admitted today that miscreants infiltrated its computer systems as long ago as September. It is possible the intruders accessed databases holding patient names, addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers, medical records, health plan numbers, […]

UK DRIPA privacy invasion blocked by EU courts

The judges identified two key problems with the law: that it does not provide for independent court or judicial scrutiny to ensure that only data deemed “strictly necessary” is examined; and that there is no definition of what constitutes “serious offences” in relation to which material can be investigated. For legal authority, the judges relied […]

Rockets powered by microwave beams

Except Escape Dynamics didn’t fire its engine by setting alight fuel in a controlled explosion, like a traditional rocket. Instead, their engine fired using power beamed at it from a microwave antenna across the room. ]…] It aims to use a giant set of batteries to draw power from the regular electric grid (or on […]

Solar Paper, the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger by YOLK — Kickstarter goals funded!

Solar Paper measures just 9 x 19 x 1.1 cm when folded, and weighs only 120g (4 oz). Watt-for-watt, it is 85 percent smaller than our closest competitor and 75 percent lighter. Most importantly, Solar Paper is just 1.1 cm deep, at its thickest point, compared to 3.8 cm for our competitor, which also weighs […]

AFC Kredieten loan application data hacked, company responds: Meh, not our customers

A spokeswoman for AFC Kredieten, when asked if customers whose data had been stolen had been informed, replied: “They are not our customers. They are applicants, we had not necessarily organised a loan for them yet. AFC Credits is the victim here. What that group did is illegal and writing about it would be against […]

ProxyGambit – anonymise your internet traffic via GSM or Radio links

ProxyGambit is a simple anonymization device that allows you to access the Internet from anywhere in the world without revealing your true location or IP, fracturing your traffic from the Internet/IP through either a long distance radio link or a reverse tunneled GSM bridge that ultimately drops back onto the Internet and exits through a […]

UK/US naval partnership – much more integration and interoperability

we will seek even more opportunities to exchange personnel. Already a joint UK-US battlestaff have deployed on operations. I see this type of interchange becoming the norm, particularly in headquarters roles, but we are also exploring the opportunity to mutually support niche or perishable skills. [Fourthly,] we will pursue mutual investment in the technologies that […]

Spotify Musical Map: What playlist is typical for any city

The map Source: Musical Map: Cities of the World | Spotify Insights

3 Ports USB 3.0 Hub with RJ45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Converter LAN Wired Network Adapter for anything with USB Ports

3 Ports USB 3.0 Hub with RJ45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Converter LAN Wired Network Adapter for Laptops, Ultrabooks and Tablet PCs with USB Ports Source: [3-Port USB 3.0 + 1-Port RJ45] iClever IC-HR004 3 Ports USB 3.0 Hub with RJ45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Converter LAN Wired Network Adapter for Laptops, Ultrabooks and Tablet PCs […]

WikiLeaks presents The Hackingteam Archives as searchable emails

Source: WikiLeaks – The Hackingteam Archives

Want to buy a classic camera?

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Ageing rates vary widely, says study

A study of people born in the same year has uncovered a huge difference in the speed at which their bodies age. Source: Ageing rates vary widely, says study – BBC News

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