”Mohammed Hassan writes in Network World that he found a keylogger program installed on his brand-new laptop — not once, but twice. After initial denials, Samsung has admitted they did this, saying it was to ‘monitor the performance of the machine and to find out how it is being used.’”
It is mind-boggling to think that Samsung did not expect anyone to find out.
**Update: ** Samsung Keylogger Stories a False Alarm
Did you know that every time you look at one of those amazing images captured by Hubble cameras you are actually looking at a composite image made up by as many as 1400 still shots? Did you also know that the colors you are seeing in those images are completely faked and added by scientists in order to show off specific details within the scene?
See a timelapse video of how it’s done below.
”‘Jobs comes in, looks at all Ive’s amazing prototypes and says, ‘My God, what have we got here?’’”
My Sunday reading. Always interesting to read about the mysterious Jonathan Ive.
With 40,000 Twitter followers and a dedicated stream of local sources, Andy Carvin has become a first stop on Twitter for news throughout the Middle East and North Africa. An NPR strategist, Carvin has approached social media–and Twitter in particular–as a platform for real-time reporting.
If you don’t follow Andy Carvin on twitter. Start doing it now.
Amazing concept by Jordi Parra as his masters degree project. A small box that plays music from Spotify. The music to play is controlled by placing magnetic RFID tags onto the device.
The design is outstanding and I love the physical interaction with the box, that you have to change tag to change album. Brilliant!
This extension is a life saver! It makes it possible to press ‘ and write the first few characters of a link you want to open and then press enter to open it.
No more using the mouse to open links!
”That long-held empirical value of pi, I am not saying it should be necessarily viewed as wrong, but 3 is a lot better,” said Roby, the 34-year old legislator representing Alabama’s second congressional district, ushered into office in the historic 2010 Republican mid-term bonanza.
”For decades, we’ve all been learning that pi is this crazy ‘irrational’ number. And any number with no end is, not, well, it makes it really hard,” Roby said. ”We talked about making pi 3-and-a-third, but that wouldn’t really help, because you’re still then stuck with endless threes.”
”Levels of radioactive iodine in tap water at a water treatment center in downtown Tokyo measured 210 becquerels per liter of iodine-131 — more than twice the recommended limit of 100 becquerels per liter for infants, officials from the Tokyo Water Bureau said at a news conference.”