Day: September 27, 2013

Physicists inch toward atomic-scale MRI

Researchers are improving the first nanoscale MRI technique developed at MIT in 2009 in the hopes of imaging such biological samples as viruses at extremely high resolution…….

Martha Stewart Out To Exterminate Patent Troll Lodsys

McGruber writes “Gigaom’s Jeff John Roberts reports that Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (MSLO) has filed a lawsuit against Lodsys, a shell company that gained infamy two years ago by launching a wave of legal threats ( against small app makers, demanding they pay for using basic internet technology like in-app purchases or feedback surveys….

LA schools give kids iPads; kids hack them

A Los Angeles School district is stunned that kids given iPads to take home manage to hack the security controls. So, well, it’s stopped giving them out…….

My time with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Take one standard S4, add a rubber lining, and give it three physical buttons on its front, and you have the Active version of the Samsung Galaxy S4…….

Declassified NSA Docs Shed Light On Cold War (And Modern) Operations

AHuxley writes “With the U.S. trying to understand the domestic role of their foreign intelligence and counterintelligence services in 2013, what can a declassified look back into the 1960s and 1970s add to the ongoing legal debate? Welcome to the world of Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel and the work done by the National Security…

Crave Ep. 139: Pay attention or this car won’t drive

NASA’s Finder radar detects human heartbeats in disaster areas, and the Attention Powered Car slows down if you’re distracted…….

Apple’s iPhone 5S in-store pickup said to begin again next week

Apple gave then took away the option for customers to buy the iPhone 5S online, then pickup in-store. The option is reportedly coming back soon…….

French could serve up fines to Google for privacy violation

Google might face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines in France for privacy violations. Small potatoes to the company, but the ruling could portend a more difficult relationship between Europe and Google…….

Violin Memory falls through basement in first day of trading

World’s smallest (publicly listed) violin plays a sad IPO tune……

Illiri sound API aimed at secure mobile data exchange, log-ins, payments

Sound-initiated data exchange similar to Near Field Communications but without proximity requirements……