SiliconValley.com has this article on what it’s like inside the extremely wired homes of the rich. Start planning for your future home’s Head End – the control room housing those floor-to-ceiling banks of servers, routers, computers and other requisite gadgets for the ultimate wired home. Aside from the basic distributed audio/video, master control system for heat, lights and security, integrated computer and communications system – some even added a custom “aroma system” that pumps one of six fragrances into selected rooms with a tap on the touch pad. • Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” showed a future that seemed distant enough to give us time to invent it. ZDNet’s eWEEK Labs examines 12 technologies that corporate IT must watch in 2001 in their Tech 2001 article.
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- Zuckerberg certainly convinced me ... — Zuckerberg certainly convinced me – to log off Facebook for good, that is | Emma Brockes | Opinion | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/12/mark-zuckerberg-log-off-facebook-congress?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=271200&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2I felt little more than distaste for the tech mogul. Then I saw him before Congress, writes Guardian columnist Emma Brockes, and the effect was immediate [...]
- 11 Dangerous Data Breaches That Shoul... — 11 Dangerous Data Breaches That Should Freak You Out | PCMag.comhttps://www.pcmag.com/feature/346836/11-dangerous-data-breaches-that-should-freak-you-out?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleIn recent decades, we’ve seen some of the most secure servers in the world breached by black hats. We spotlight the intrusions and leaks that caused serious damage, whether it be financial or informational. [...]
- How One Strange Rock Made Our World A... — https://www.wired.com/story/one-strange-rock-tv/?CNDID=49046367&mbid=nl_032618_daily_list3_p3In NatGeo’s new docuseries, Darren Aronofsky and a team of nature-doc specialists turn Earth into a miracle experienced from afar. [...]
- Facebook: is it time we all deleted o... — Facebook: is it time we all deleted our accounts? | Technology | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/20/facebook-is-it-time-we-all-deleted-our-accounts?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethitsSorry to break it to you, but you are probably a “dumb fuck”. This is according to statements by a young Mark Zuckerberg anyway. The Cambridge Analytica revelations may be the final nudge we need to turn away from the social network. [...]
- Newly Discovered Router Malware Likel... — Newly Discovered Router Malware Likely Created By Govt. Agencyhttps://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/newly-discovered-slingshot-router-malware-likely-created-by-govt-agency/65760/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=03162018&utm_term=NewsletterSecurity researchers have discovered a new piece of malware that’s so sophisticated that it went undetected for six years. The so-called Slingshot malware was first spotted by researchers at Kaspersky Lab. Instead of infecting a computer, Slingshot embeds itself into a network’s router. And it’s so advanced [...]