Saturday, 30 August 2014

Indexeus is a free hacked-data search engine - want to find out if your data has been hacked?




Indexeus is a free hacked-data search engine, a revolutionary account security and consultancy tool to retrieve accounts from hacked databases that have been made public on the internet. You never know when you've been exposed, so Indexeus will provide you with the necessary instructions and guidance to facilitate access and consultancy of such information.

http://indexeus.com/

may be it is time to let technology help you create and store passwords securely

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

MIT working on "open-sourced" food



Following on from Soylent, a food designed to provide maximum nutrition with minimum effort. http://www.soylent.me/. MIT working on plants without soil and limited water, plus local growing.

How do you tackle the world food crisis? Scientists at MIT are growing food using aeroponics, a system that produces plants without soil.

Saving the future with open-sourced food - Detours: Season 2, Episode 1

Looking for the best password storage tool?




What is KeePass?
Today you need to remember many passwords. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your website's FTP password, online passwords (like website member account), etc. etc. etc. The list is endless. Also, you should use different passwords for each account. Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password you have a problem... A serious problem. The thief would have access to your e-mail account, website, etc. Unimaginable.

KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish). For more information, see the features page

Intel reveal world’s smallest standalone wireless modem ready for the internet of things



Intel  reveal world’s smallest standalone wireless modem for connecting the Internet of things, or everyday things that are connected to the web like coffee machines that you can turn on with a mobile app.


The Intel XMM 6255 3G modem is a chip that connects a device to a cellular network, which in turn can link billions of interconnected smart devices such as wearables, sensors, and industrial equipment. The chip is a little larger than a US penny.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

China has second attempt at their own Linux based OS


China is planning its own desktop and mobile software to oust imported rivals from Microsoft, Apple and Google.   The unnamed desktop version is due for release in October with its own app store, independent of western companies, with a version for smartphones and tablets due in three to five years.
China has tried to create its own operating system (OS) software stack before back in 2000 with the Linux based OS called Red Flag for use in schools and government.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/26/china-microsoft-apple-android-state-software

Nixie Pixel starts Patreon Channel for Linux and Open source advocation



Linux and Open source advocate Nixie Pixel (aka Nicole Allen) has set up a Patreon Channel to help fund full time video content development. With 801 patrons Nicole has raised $8,485.05 per month.
http://www.patreon.com/nixiepixel?rf=46698

Nixie Pixel: So I did this thing.. http://www.patreon.com/nixiepixel None of it would have been possible without you! Miss the live stream yesterday? Don't worry, I recorded it for you. It's a bit nuts. You have been warned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTHkO...

You are Not a Number

Sony: To get hacked once seems like misfortune; to get hacked twice seems like carelessness?



To get hacked once seems like misfortune; to get hacked twice seems like carelessness?

Sony has said that no consumer information was taken, but the company said in a its' networks were overwhelmed. The attackers may not broken into the firm store of personal and financial information of its millions of users... but this is sure to make people think twice about storing information on the Sony platform. In 2011 Sony lost approximately 77 million customers' personal and financial information.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/25/sony-says-no-customer-information-was-taken-in-online-attack/

Amazon: beats Google to the draw and buys gamer website Twitch or $970


Jeff Bezos is ramping up Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)’s entertainment ambitions, buying video-game service Twitch Interactive Inc. in one of its biggest-ever acquisitions.

Amazon said it’s paying $970 million in cash for the online gathering place for gamers. The deal, which trumped Google Inc.’s pursuit of the startup, is worth about $1.1 billion when including retention-related payouts, said a person familiar with the deal, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-25/amazon-buying-gamer-website-twitch-for-1-billion.html