The Norse Map is a Wargames-style visualization of ongoing attacks on servers around the world. Though it shows honeypots rather than actual private or government targets, the result is a live snapshot of trends in computer mischief.
“The End of the Internet Dream,” cyberlawyer Jennifer Granick’s keynote at Black Hat, was all anyone could talk about at this year’s Defcon — Black Hat being the grown-up, buttoned-down, military-industrial cousin to Defcon’s wild and exuberant anarchy.
YouTube is beginning to take livestreaming seriously, and it could change the Internet.
The history of mosaic — the art of creating a whole picture with shards of glass or other materials, has been around since at least the 3rd millennium B.C., appearing in places like Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and Damascus — is long and storied.
Like most humans with a smartphone and a sense of joie de vivre, I enjoy peppering my communications liberally with emoji. But until today, I could not actually be emoji. All that has changed, thanks to the Emoji Mosaic tool created by Eric Andrew Lewis.
The next time you go to send an emoji to a friend, there may be more options. The Unicode Consortium has accepted 38 new mock-ups as candidates for inclusion — but I accept only 37 of them. There are some cute ones, like a cowboy or a prince.
SwiftKey’s keyboard for iOS got an update today that will show you the emojis you use the most. Yes, it has been keeping track of how many 🙈 you send. In July, people using the iPhone beta version got an update to show their signature emoji – the one they use more than anyone else. With this latest update, all SwiftKey Cloud users on iOS will also be able to see their signature emoji. It’s also tracking which emoji are used most frequently in each US state too, so it’ll tell you where you’d best fit in. No, I’m not joking. SwiftKey…
The New York Times exposes a brutal, cultlike environment of midnight phone calls, mind-numbing jargon and sadistic management. Bosses encourage workers to tear one another down. Workers cry at their desks.
Following a New York Times piece on the alleged stifling work conditions at Amazon, a company spokesman forwarded an email to us penned by CEO Jeff Bezos: Dear Amazonians, If you haven’t already, I encourage you to give this (very long) New York Times article a careful read: