Day: January 14, 2019

Game of Thrones season 8: The betting odds on who rules and who dies – CNET

The Iron Throne seems within the grasp of a brave few, but surely many will perish before then. A few sites hope your wallet will be among the casualties. …read more Source:: CNet

Rokid Project Aurora USB-C smart glasses could be a wearable Nintendo Switch display – CNET

Expect a price close to a midrange smartphone. …read more Source:: CNet

Intel’s Software Guard caught asleep at its post: Patch out now for SGX give-me-admin hole

Chipzilla adds to IT admins security update load While admins were busy wrangling with the mass of security patches from Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP last week, Intel slipped out a fix for a potentially serious flaw in its Software Guard Extensions (SGX) feature.… …read more Source:: Register

Tesla’s software bug bounty is going to the big leagues with Pwn2Own – Roadshow

Tesla will be the first auto company to be a willing subject in the annual hacking competition. Winner gets a Model 3. …read more Source:: CNet

Make Your Cactus Bionic With Bionic Cactus

The closest some of us at Hackaday get to a green thumb comes when we are painting, so for us and other folks not gifted in the gardening department Bionic Cactus might help. It’s a neatly designed water and light control system, built around an ESP8266. You can control the system through a web interface,…

Feds Can’t Force You To Unlock Your iPhone With Finger Or Face, Judge Rules

A California judge has ruled that American cops can’t force people to unlock a mobile phone with their face or finger. The ruling goes further to protect people’s private lives from government searches than any before and is being hailed as a potentially landmark decision. From a report: Previously, U.S. judges had ruled that police…

What a cheep shot: Bird sorry after legal eagles fire DMCA takedown at scooter unlock blog

EFF slams bad eggs for trying to censor instructions on how to unlock gizmos from app Bird has apologized for sending a legal threat to a blogger who outlined how its scooters-for-hire – those electric gizmos littering city streets – can have their motherboards replaced to unlock them from their app, and driven away.… …read…

Facebook’s pay-for-more-eyeballs shtick looks too good to be true: Page views, Likes from ‘fake’ profiles

Small biz raises doubts over value of social network’s ad tech Analysis Imagine a store where you go in, pay money, and sometimes leave empty-handed. That’s digital advertising on social media in a nutshell because it’s seemingly full of fraud.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

The Super-Secure Quantum Cable Hiding In the Holland Tunnel

Zorro shares a report: Commuters inching through rush-hour traffic in the Holland Tunnel between Lower Manhattan and New Jersey don’t know it, but a technology likely to be the future of communication is being tested right outside their car windows. Running through the tunnel is a fiber-optic cable that harnesses the power of quantum mechanics…

Rocket League joins Fortnite in offering crossplay across all platforms – CNET

Yes, the PlayStation 4 too. …read more Source:: CNet