NSA Hacks Corporate Servers To Map Internet NewsFactor Network We reached out to Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel and Director of the Project on Freedom, Security & Technology at the Center for Democracy & Technology, to get his take on the latest NSA...
MIT Technology Review Technology Stalled in 1970 MIT Technology Review In a new book, he warns entrepreneurs that conventional business wisdom is preventing them and society as a whole from making major advances in areas, such as energy or health,...
Reuters Touch, hear, pal around in a virtual world: Oculus execs discuss the future CNET Oculus executives discussing VR's future at the company's first developer conference. Ian Sherr/CNET. HOLLYWOOD, Calif.
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:
Oculus has been developing motion controllers, but it has yet to actually show them off. During a panel at Oculus' first developer conference here, executives from the company gave potential insight as to why.
The struggle, they said, is making a controller that feels as realistic as possible. While many users have become accustomed to holding an Xbox controller, motion controllers are far more complex and they still don't really simulate real-life enough to help players feel like they're in a virtual world.
This sense of tricking the brain into believing you're actually in the game is a feature developers call "presence," and it's a combination of visuals, audio and physical movement.
The Guardian Internet IPOs The Economist ALIBABA'S shares were priced at $68 on September 18th, giving China's e-commerce behemoth a market capitalisation of $168 billion as it started trading on New York's Stock Exchange.
I am not so keen on my normal plants, food and animals being redesigned in a lab, but this is a fine way to use a lab and understand how to maybe fix things that are actually broken and maybe help fix them for humanity.
The Hidden World of Facebook "Like Farms" MIT Technology Review Today, Emiliano De Cristofaro from University College London and a few pals around the world provide the first systematic investigation into the nature of like farms and how they...
NDTV Indian Architect Named 'Leader of Tomorrow' by Time Magazine NDTV Alok Shetty is among "leaders of tomorrow" who are "working hard to change their worlds today," Time said as it named six inspirational young persons in its first class of "next...
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:
Inspirational! We need more visionary folks tackling real problems not just chasing a buck. This is the only way for society and united, caring, communities to form and thrive.
Facebook's James Pearce came on the Structure Show this week to talk about how Facebook handles open source projects, and how the new TODO group it's part of is going help the rest of the world release their own code to the world.
Stanford scientists have shown how the brain changes throughout life, and created a standard curve that can be used to assess whether patients are maturing and aging normally. This resource could help diagnose or monitor people with mental health conditions, learning delays or other diseases.
Business Insider Google to boost Android encryption, joining Apple Business Insider "This is very awesome for privacy," Joseph Hall, chief technologist at the Washington-based Center for Democracy and Technology, said of Apple encrypting passwords.
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cameras still capture the same 8 megapixels as the iPhone 5s but this video footage against the backdrop of Iceland compared old and new iPhones shows a noticeable difference.
In a move that’s become quite rare for copyright holders, one of the production companies behind the Expendables 3 movie, Millenium Films, has started targeting those that it thinks downloaded the movie with DMCA requests, as well as making demands...