Passover begins on Friday. At most seders, the story of this Jewish holiday will be read from a book around the table–a tradition students at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have put a spin on. They’re telling the story of Passover using materials like pulleys, dominoes, weights, kiddush cups, and matzo, rigged into an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine. … [Read more...] about The Story Of Passover, Told Through A Crazy Rube Goldberg Machine
The December 23, 2015, cyberattack, which Ukrainian and American officials later blamed on Russia, is surely top of mind for many national security officials following the U.S. assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the second-most powerful military leader in Iran. The two countries have since backed away from the brink of war. But cybersecurity experts remain deeply concerned about the potential for more clandestine acts of retaliation. Iran, after all, is notorious for its use of asymmetric warfare. In 2018, U.S. officials warned that Iranian hackers had laid the groundwork for extensive cyberattacks on U.S. infrastructure, including electric grids and water plants, as well as healthcare and technology companies. Might they seize the opportunity to attack? … [Read more...] about ‘We’re always ready’: Would the U.S. win a cyberwar with Iran?
That book might have broken a world record for the number of Proust-centric jokes stuffed into 242 pages, but sadly it failed to ignite the popular imagination. After a few months in the “Comedy” section of Barnes & Noble, it drifted into the netherworld of out-of-print books, popping up occasionally in used bookstores and remainder catalogs. My publisher became a subsidiary of Simon & Schuster, which continued to send me lack-of-royalty statements at regular intervals, reminding me how much money the book wasn’t earning. … [Read more...] about An Iranian Publisher Ripped Off My Satirical Nonfiction Book
The letter, which urges more openness from the firm about its newly-hatched wearable headset, is published on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s website. It is signed by representatives from Mexico, New Zealand, Israel, Canada, Australia and Switzerland. In it, they ask how the technology complies with data protection laws, what the privacy safeguards are, what information it collects and how Google uses it. … [Read more...] about Officials Press Larry Page On Google Glass Privacy Issues
Into the future, Ozery hopes to find the limits of his own system. He wants to understand the true variety of different mold templates that could come together to form poised objects, which is to say, right now, he’s still at the research phase of his work. But it’s easy to imagine where Clayer’s technology could take an entrepreneur in just a few years: Load an app and customize your dinnerware like it’s a pair of Nike ID shoes. Never buy the wrong set of bowls again. … [Read more...] about Ceramics get a futuristic makeover