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White House OSTP blog cites CCC again
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

White House OSTP blog cites CCC again

In a recent blog post “Reflections on the NNI

Smartphone and  Accessories Blog
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smartphone and Accessories Blog

A correspondent has set up a blog on new Smartphone developments and accessories.

Hacking ATMs
From Schneier on Security

Hacking ATMs

Hacking ATMs to spit out money, demonstrated at the Black Hat conference: The two systems he hacked on stage were made by Triton and Tranax. The Tranax hack was...

? Competitive Behaviour
From Wild WebMink

? Competitive Behaviour

Apple Ships More Mobile Phones Than Motorola For The Second Quarter In A Row More a statement of Motorola’s decline that Apple’s advance, but still a significant...

Genevieve Bell
From Putting People First

Genevieve Bell

In 2009, Dr. Genevieve Bell, an Australian-born anthropologist and ethnographer, who is an Intel Fellow and heads Intel’s newly created Interaction and Experience...

House Passes Bill to Improve Accessibility on the Web
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

House Passes Bill to Improve Accessibility on the Web

The House recently passed H.R. 3101, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. Sponsored by Rep. Markey of Massachusetts, the bill seeks to...

New Seed Accelerator in Cincinnati
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Seed Accelerator in Cincinnati

New in the heart of the Midwest, by a former colleague, The Brandery:The Brandery opens it doors: New seed accelerator launches in Cincinnati by Dave KnoxToday...

Wal-Mart was Wrong to Just Tag Pallets
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart was Wrong to Just Tag Pallets

I just wrote a guest column at one of my favorite retail blogs: Storefrontbacktalk. About how Wal-Mart first tested RFID tags extensively on cases and pallets...

From Computational Complexity

What is the complexity of these problems and metaproblems?

The following problem is from Doctor Eco's Cyberpuzzles. I have shortened and generalized it. We are going to put numbers into boxes. If x,y,z are in a box then...

Acceleration of Addiction
From The Eponymous Pickle

Acceleration of Addiction

Paul Graham on the acceleration of addiction via technology. Technology gives us more of what we want, so is it accellerating addiction? Pretty clear the answer...

links for 2010-07-29
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-07-29

Dell's fraud settlement explodes PC market myths "Intel's rebates amounted to 38 per cent of Dell's operating profit in the fiscal year 2006, and rose to 76 per...

The 2050 Calculator
From My Biased Coin

The 2050 Calculator

As regular blog-readers know, I'm a tremendous fan of David MacKay, who has gone from being a leader in the general area of Bayesian inference (author of Information...

Security Vulnerabilities of Smart Electricity Meters
From Schneier on Security

Security Vulnerabilities of Smart Electricity Meters

"Who controls the off switch?" by Ross Anderson and Shailendra Fuloria. Abstract: We're about to acquire a significant new cybervulnerability. The world's energy...

? Jailbreaking Decision Is Temporary Relief
From Wild WebMink

? Jailbreaking Decision Is Temporary Relief

While the decision by the US Library of Congress to create exceptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for jailbreaking iPhones is very welcome, the reaction...

Facebook privacy settings: Who cares?
From Apophenia

Facebook privacy settings: Who cares?

Eszter Hargittai and I just published a new article in First Monday entitled: “Facebook privacy settings: Who cares?” Abstract: With over 500 million users, the...

Wolfram|Alpha Widgets Beta Announced
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wolfram|Alpha Widgets Beta Announced

This is something that is quite interesting I have just received and am starting to explore. Knowledge should be in the form of installable widgets, shouldn'tThe...

The tension between user-centered design and e-government services
From Putting People First

The tension between user-centered design and e-government services

Nalini Kotamraju, assistant professor at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, gave a talk yesterday at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet...

Funding Opportunities for Ed Tech
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Funding Opportunities for Ed Tech

The Department of Education

Work Where You Work Best
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Work Where You Work Best

Summers can be a bit lonely at universities. Without the hustle and bustle of thousands of undergrads to keep things looking and feeling busy, and with many faculty...

What Do People Want on Smartphones?
From The Eponymous Pickle

What Do People Want on Smartphones?

In Progressive Grocer: What information do people want on their smartphones. This is mostly a fairly obvious survey, with a much too small sample, that is still...
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