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Heartbleed is shockingly simple!
(via xkcd: Heartbleed Explanation)

Heartbleed is shockingly simple!
(via xkcd: Heartbleed Explanation)

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secure password manager LastPass was affected by the Heartbleed bug

Lesson? Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Unless you own that basket and it’s locked in a safe. And you have a copy of that basket and safe in another physical location.

Heartbleed bug: what do you actually need to do to stay secure? | Technology | theguardian.com

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Stanford engineers design video game controller that can read players’ emotions (by StanfordUniversity)

Feb
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Artificial-life rules enable these simple robots to autonomously build structures.

"This work promotes a truly decentralised construction system offering robust and customised designs," says Neri Oxman of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "It paves the way for emergent design based on environmental sensing and represents an important step towards enabling the shift from swarm-based construction to swarm-based design."

(via Termite robots build castles with no human help - tech - 13 February 2014 - New Scientist)

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Augmented-reality glasses on Kickstarter. Only one eye like Google Glass. 800x600 image, 3 gyroscopes and 3 accelerometers. Ambitious set of initial apps. Starts at $349 for a set in kit form.

(via LASTER SeeThru by LASTER Technologies — Kickstarter)

Jan
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Virtual life after death…
"A pioneering ‘life logger’ has joined up with an artificial intelligence company to create a "chatbot" which can replicate an approximation of a dead personality."
"By uploading data collected while you’re alive - from location and movement data to conversations, autobiographical information, audio and video - the aim is to create software that could answer any question you could have answered when you were alive. Except, you’ll be dead."
(via Life After Death ‘Chatbot’ Mines Personal Data To Recreate You When You’re Gone)

Virtual life after death…

"A pioneering ‘life logger’ has joined up with an artificial intelligence company to create a "chatbot" which can replicate an approximation of a dead personality."

"By uploading data collected while you’re alive - from location and movement data to conversations, autobiographical information, audio and video - the aim is to create software that could answer any question you could have answered when you were alive. Except, you’ll be dead."

(via Life After Death ‘Chatbot’ Mines Personal Data To Recreate You When You’re Gone)

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India’s most powerful space rocket, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) has cryogenic engines that chill gases into liquids for increased thrust.
The rocket launched on Sunday (with future destined towards the moon) just a couple of weeks after China landed a rover on the moon for the first time in nearly 40 years.
(via India’s hefty ‘naughty boy’ rocket comes in from cold - space - 07 January 2014 - New Scientist)

India’s most powerful space rocket, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) has cryogenic engines that chill gases into liquids for increased thrust.

The rocket launched on Sunday (with future destined towards the moon) just a couple of weeks after China landed a rover on the moon for the first time in nearly 40 years.

(via India’s hefty ‘naughty boy’ rocket comes in from cold - space - 07 January 2014 - New Scientist)

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Sci-fi crime-busting abilities are on the horizon with the ever-higher resolution photos around. Well, if you take portrait photos with a 40 megapixel camera.
(via PLOS ONE: Identifiable Images of Bystanders Extracted from Corneal Reflections)

Sci-fi crime-busting abilities are on the horizon with the ever-higher resolution photos around. Well, if you take portrait photos with a 40 megapixel camera.

(via PLOS ONE: Identifiable Images of Bystanders Extracted from Corneal Reflections)