SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Raspberry Pi Zero: a $5 computer

Starting today, shops and newsagents are stocking a computer magazine called The MagPi, and as a world's first, this magazine comes with a free computer—literally stuck to the front cover. It's the newest Raspberry Pi release, called Pi Zero. This computer also goes on sale around the world for just $5.

Pi Zero is a tiny device and contains the first generation Raspberry Pi's BCM2835 chip, safely overclocked to 1GHz. Pi Zero packs the same great GPU as the regular Raspberry Pi, and comes with 512MB RAM. It runs Linux, and runs all the programs and applications any other Pi will—including Python, Sonic Pi, Java, a web browser, and much more. You can run a media center, teach programming with it, learn to make music, or embed it in a project—and it fits on your keyring!
READ MORE: http://opensource.com/business/15/11/raspberry-pi-zero

Huge Security Flaw Can Expose VPN Users’ Real IP-Adresses

A newly discovered vulnerability can expose the real IP-addresses of VPN users with relative ease. The issue, which affects all VPN protocols and operating systems, was uncovered by Perfect Privacy who alerted several affected competitors to the threat before making it public.

ip-addressFor the past several years interest in encrypted and anonymous communications has spread to a much wider audience.
READ MORE: https://torrentfreak.com/huge-security-flaw-can-expose-vpn-users-real-ip...

Science says that technology is speeding up our brains’ perception of time

It is not rare to hear the words like “It seemed like it was yesterday” or “time flies” spewed by adults. But it turns this is not just another downside of getting older – according to this psychologist our constant use of technology may be making our brains better at processing information. This may be effective when it comes to solving sudoku puzzles, but some speculate it is causing our time perception to become skewed.

Aoife McLoughlin from James Cook University’s Singapore campus said “I’ve found some indication that interacting with technology and technocentric societies has increased some type of pacemaker within us,” said. “While it might help us to work faster, it also makes us feel more pressured by time.”
READ MORE: http://frequentgadget.com/2015/11/20/science-says-that-technology-is-spe...

Groundbreaking Discovery: Man Solves Tesla’s Secret To Amplifying Power By Nearly 5000%

We could end the whole global warming/climate change CO2 bullshit drama simply by rolling out all of the New/Free energy technologies that the oil cartels have been suppressing for the last 100 years.

Jim Murray has been electrifying the world for over 50 years. His lifetime of experience has produced dozens of patents, inventions and now a truly remarkable discovery that can fundamentally change the way that human beings use energy forever.

When he was just five years old, Jim tells the Free Thought Project that he had already developed an affinity for motors and electricity. This curiosity was piqued by his father’s model train sets which Jim spent hours tinkering with. His natural gift and childhood passion fostered the creation of his first electromagnet when he was only six years old.
READ MORE: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/man-discovers-teslas-secret-amplifying-...

Tor Wars: The Signal Awakens

Who here thinks that there will be fewer cameras and less biometric analysis in the future? Who here thinks they won’t be fully internetworked? Who here thinks there will never be sky-eye cameras looking down from law-enforcement drones, watching us all? Anyone? Anyone at all? …Didn’t think so.

As a result, in the not-too-distant future, it seems likely that the only real privacy you will have will be online. Maybe, if you’re lucky, inside the walls of your own home. (And perhaps places where you pay for privacy “by the second,” to quote William Gibson’s Neuromancer.) It won’t be long at all before everything you do out in the world can and probably will be mapped, tracked, data-mined, and analyzed. That’s why online privacy is so important, and why threats to it matter.
READ MORE: http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/08/tor-wars/

Arctic snow not darkening due to soot, dust: A new study shows that degrading satellite sensors, not soot or dust, are responsible for the apparent decline in reflectivity of inland ice across northern Greenland

For millennia, Greenland's ice sheet reflected sunlight back into space, but satellite measurements in recent years suggest the bright surface is darkening, causing solar heat to be absorbed and surface melting to accelerate. Some studies suggest this "dirty ice" or "dark snow" is caused by fallout from fossil fuel pollution and forest fires.

But a new Dartmouth-led study shows that degrading satellite sensors, not soot or dust, are responsible for the apparent decline in reflectivity of inland ice across northern Greenland. The study's results suggest the ice sheet hasn't lost as much reflectivity as previously thought, and that black carbon and dust concentrations haven't increased significantly and are thus not responsible for darkening on the upper ice sheet.
READ MORE: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-10/dc-asn103015.php

Windows 10 will automatically download on to Windows 7 or 8 PCs

Microsoft’s efforts to entice users to upgrade to Windows 10 will soon see it automatically downloaded on to users computers without their knowledge.

The company announced that Windows 10 will become a “recommended update” starting next year, which means anyone with Windows 7 or 8 that has automatic updates activated – the default and the best way to keep a computer protected against security bugs – will have Windows 10 automatically downloaded without asking.

What’s more, the installer for Windows 10 will start once it has been downloading, presenting users with a popup.
READ MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/30/windows-10-automatic-d...

Given Spy Agencies' Love For Exploits And Malware, It's Never Been More Dangerous To Be A Security Researcher

There's probably never been a great time to be a security researcher, what with the attacks they suffer in response to their work, not to mention far too many corporations greeting the discovery of vulnerabilities with legal threats and criminal charges.

The worldwide adoption of the Wassenaar Arrangement threatens to treat the products of security research like weapons-grade plutonium, making every outbound flight with a laptop or USB drive akin to smuggling weapons out of the country.

But that's not the end of it. Security researchers work in the same shadowy areas as national security agencies, as well as other government entities focused on espionage. These agencies not only create their own malware and exploits, but also purchase them from companies in the vulnerabilities business.
READ MORE: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151027/05443832644/given-spy-agencie...

We're getting kick-ass at seeing through walls using just Wi-Fi – MIT

Eggheads at MIT are getting better and better at using Wi-Fi signals to see through walls, capturing motion accurate to within a few centimetres.

Using the same signals sent out by your wireless router, the team built a device it has called RF-Capture, and placed it behind an ordinary lab building wall. It was able to pick up coarse images of individuals on the other side of the wall by analyzing reflected radio waves, which they then converted into a heat-map-style graphic.

Interestingly, the group then worked on the system to track motion. The combination of many different pictures that in themselves are not very detailed helps build up an accurate picture of what – and who – is on the other side of the wall.
READ MORE: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/28/mit_wifi_see_through_walls/

Sustainable Cities is not About the Environment it is About Mass Surveillance and Fascist Control of Populations

Brought to you by corrupt criminal corporations and sold to you by mindless dimwit cunts like Wellington City Mayor Celia Wade Brown.

Orwell’s Dystopic Nightmare Comes True: Agenda 21 Smart Cities Are Here: http://truthstreammedia.com/2013/08/24/orwells-dystopic-nightmare-comes-...

City to consider 'smart' LED street lights: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/10393329/City-to-consider-smar...

Celia Wade-Brown's vision for a smart city: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington-report/8791803/Celi...

Wellingtons Smart Motorway: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/wellington-northern-corridor/smart-moto...

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