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$99 Smartphone 3D Printer. by OLO 3D Inc.

Tiny and portable, it hardens the resin using the light of the smartphone screen. It uses 4AA batteries for power. X-Y resolution: up to 0.042 mm (quality dep. on device) Z resolution: up to 0.036 mm (0.12 mm in quick-mode) 400cm3

How you are most likely to die, in charts

Charts of the 10 leading causes of death and injury by age group for the US An interesting one is when you look at the unintentional injury chart you can see firearm related deaths high on the list at all ages. And people keep claiming it’s not guns that kill people!

Newly updated global Internet of Things standards from oneM2M will enable interconnection across devices and applications

oneM2M is the global standards initiative that covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions and interoperability for Machine-to-Machine and IoT technologies. oneM2M was formed in 2012 and consists of eight of the world’s preeminent standards development organizations: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (North America), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (North America), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea), and TTC […]

nodegoat – web based visualisation environment

nodegoat is a web-based data management, network analysis & visualisation environment.Using nodegoat, you can create and manage any number of datasets by use of a graphic user interface. Your custom data model autoconfigures the backbone of notegoat’s core functionalities.Within nodegoat you are able to instantly analyse and visualise datasets. nodegoat allows you to enrich data […]

Study finds relationship between knowing you’re under surveillance and the views you post online

Instead, it attenuates the relationship between the opinion climate and voicing opinions except among a small number of participants who believe surveillance is not justified. Those who firmly believe that the govern-ment’s monitoring programs are unacceptable decide whether to share their views entirely independently of both perceived surveillance and the opinion climate. […]Although not directly […] FoodSaver V2244 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit: Food Saver: Kitchen & Dining FoodSaver V2244 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit: Food Saver: Kitchen & Dining Source: FoodSaver V2244 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit: Food Saver: Kitchen & Dining You need one for sous vide cooking.

Windows 10 May Delete Your Programs Without Asking

Windows may remove programs during an update for compatibility reasons. If a program is known to cause crashes, bugs, or otherwise conflict with Windows, Windows may remove it to keep your system stable. If this happens, the “All of your files are exactly where you left them” screen will appear like normal–this screen always appears […]

McGill University models a biological computer chip using proteins instead of electric charges

But in the case of the biocomputer, the city is a chip measuring about 1.5 cm square in which channels have been etched. Instead of the electrons that are propelled by an electrical charge and move around within a traditional microchip, short strings of proteins (which the researchers call biological agents) travel around the circuit […]

3D printed items can be reversed engineered using a smartphone to listen to the sound of the printing proces

The team, led by Mohammad Al Faruque, director of UCI’s Advanced Integrated Cyber-Physical Systems Lab, showed that a device as ordinary and ubiquitous as a smartphone can be placed next to a machine and capture acoustic signals that carry information about the precise movements of the printer’s nozzle. The recording can then be used to […]

Borgbackup, Deduplicating Archiver v1.0.0 released

BorgBackup (short: Borg) is a deduplicating backup program. Optionally, it supports compression and authenticated encryption.The main goal of Borg is to provide an efficient and secure way to backup data. The data deduplication technique used makes Borg suitable for daily backups since only changes are stored. The authenticated encryption technique makes it suitable for backups […]

Open mobile phones using an  inkjet and conductive ink

Pwn all cars by using the car mechanic PC as an attack vector

“These (mechanics) tool have the codes to read and write firmware and if it is compromised by a malicious car it can modify the firmware of other cars that come in afterwards,” Smith told Vulture South at the Nullcon security conference in Goa, India. Smith’s mechanic malware compromises of learning, simulation, and attack modes. Learning […]

The Trouble With the TPP, Day 50: The Case Against Ratifying the Trans Pacific Partnership – Michael Geist

Nearly two-and-a-half months ago, I started a daily examination of the Trans Pacific Partnership focused on the intellectual property and digital policy issues raised by the agreement. My initial plan for the Trouble with the TPP series was to write for one month leading up to the planned signing in New Zealand on February 4th. […]

Mathematicians shocked to find pattern in ‘random’ prime numbers

So just what has got mathematicians spooked? Apart from 2 and 5, all prime numbers end in 1, 3, 7 or 9 – they have to, else they would be divisible by 2 or 5 – and each of the four endings is equally likely. But while searching through the primes, the pair noticed that […]

With just 3 games, Supercell made $924M in profits on $2.3B in revenue in 2015

The company made profits (before certain items) of €848 million, or $964 million, on revenues of €2.109 billion, or $2.326 billion. That compares to earnings before income tax, depreciation, and amortization of €515 million, or $592 million, in 2014, on revenues of €1.545 billion, or $1.777 billion. The company also paid a dividend of €14 […]

How a hacker’s typo helped stop a billion dollar bank heist

The hackers breached Bangladesh Bank’s systems and stole its credentials for payment transfers, two senior officials at the bank said. They then bombarded the Federal Reserve Bank of New York with nearly three dozen requests to move money from the Bangladesh Bank’s account there to entities in the Philippines and Sri Lanka, the officials said. […]

A foldable material that can change size, volume and shape

Harvard researchers have designed a new type of foldable material that is versatile, tunable and self actuated. It can change size, volume and shape; it can fold flat to withstand the weight of an elephant without breaking, and pop right back up to prepare for the next task. Source: A foldable material that can change […]

Windows 10 Upgrade Reportedly Starting Automatically On Windows 7 PCs – Slashdot

Many users have confirmed in the comment section of a popular reddit post that “Windows 7 computers are being reported as automatically starting the Windows 10 upgrade without permission.” It’s no secret that Microsoft wants users to upgrade to their new OS. Earlier in the year, Windows 10 was set as a ‘recommended update’ so […]

HuddleLamp – Spatially-Aware Mobile Displays for Ad-hoc Around-the-Table Collaboration

Put your mobile devices on a table and turn them into the windows of a huge display. Source: HuddleLamp – Spatially-Aware Mobile Displays for Ad-hoc Around-the-Table Collaboration

Crayfis: The app that turns your phone into a cosmic ray detector.

The CRAYFIS project is a novel approach to observing cosmic ray particles at the highest energies.It uses the world-wide array of existing smartphones instead of building an expensive dedicated detector. Modern smartphones contain high-resolution cameras with digital sensors which are sensitive to the particles in a cosmic ray shower. They know where they are (GPS) […]

TP Link routers to block open source firmware due to FCC rules

The new FCC rules are meant to limit interference and target third-party firmware because it allows users to modify their radio frequency parameters. While the FCC requirements don’t actually block third-party firmware, it’s much easier for a router manufacturer to comply with the ruling by blocking out custom firmware like OpenWRT or Tomato altogether than […]

TM law gone nuts – E*Trade sues LastPass for the use of the * in a logo!

LastPass is a popular password manager used by millions over years. E*Trade is… uhm… patent trolls, I guess? Some finance company with an * in the logo. LastPass uses the logo as a recognition point in the browser toolbar and input boxes, so you can easily choose which account to fill in. The LastPass * […]

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