Posts by: Danya Glabau
Contrary to popular memory, Netflix has committed several gaffes along its way to movie rental domination.
Fans of the dungeon hack genre ought to be looking forward to the Diablo 3 release later this year.
Anonymous is planning to spread malicious gossip about the Norwegian man who killed dozens of people last Friday....more
What is Google+ good for? Hiding from parents.
The nerds are all excited today over upcoming HTC upgrades that will unlock newer Android phones....more
The fastest computer in the world is now in Japan, not China or the US.
Are you ready for an internet in which anyone can make up their own domain suffix?...more
Big hack of the day: the CIA, by LulzSec. And they released 62,000 password and login combinations with a challenge to hackers to find out where they work....more
There’s a lot going on in the security world right now.
First, Lockheed Martin was compromised. There was the series of Sony hacks, and the newest round of Gmail hacks. Then, just as a judge says that banks aren’t really responsible for security breaches of customer accounts (short version and long version), one percent of Citi debit card accounts were compromised....more
Tupac lives! At least, according to a group that hacked PBS over the weekend.
Another group of hackers successfully broke through Lockheed Martin’s self-defense systems, after months of preparation.
Robots are still taking over the world on occupation at a time, this time from on stage in Boston....more
Skype has, incidentally, been having some major problems this week.
Google Wallet, a much gossiped-about, touchless, money-less, perhaps even magical phone payment system, is expected to be announced today....more
There are big-O others, little-o others, psychoanalytic others, (post)colonial others, others who punish and spy on us when we are least aware of it, others who choose their otherness and others who are forced into their condition....more
Somehow I missed this back in March: gesture-based touchscreen phone keyboard Swype is available for download again!
Laptop batteries that will last three years? Sign me up!
Chinese factory Foxconn, which supplies Apple with parts and had a spate of worker suicides last year, just can’t catch a break....more
Ten years in, brick and mortar Apple stores have proven to be wildly successful.
Eight New Yorkers are suing Chinese search engine Baidu for censoring the internet on behalf of the Chinese government.
Google Places will start allowing users to import data about places you’ve visited from Foursquare, but the blogs are skeptical about the convoluted data import process....more
Is international hacking group Anonymous to blame for the recent Sony PlayStation Network hack?
File under “painfully postmodern”: British charity National Trust is set to translate Facebook game Farmville into a real life farming experiment.
Students, academics, and others obsessed with organizing their PDF collections should be excited for Papers 2 (for Mac)....more
And of course, people got all snarky about his demise on Twitter.
Apple isn’t the only one collecting user location data; Google’s at it with its Android operating system as well....more