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Wednesday - August 6, 2014
Researchers who managed to reconstruct sound from silent videos have suggested the technology might be used by law enforcement agencies or in forensics. The algorithms might have applications in the medical or manufacturing fields as well, speculated tech analyst Jim McGregor, "where you can use the information to determine certain patterns or characteristics other than speech." [More...]

Wednesday - August 6, 2014
Navdy's concept, Google Glass for cars, may be cool -- but the execution leaves something to be desired. If it were as unobtrusive as this product image suggests, it might attract more positive interest. However, the Navdy device that projects the image onto the windshield isn't pictured here. The Navdy "actually looks kind of cheap," said tech analyst Roger Lanctot. [More...]

Tuesday - August 5, 2014
Tesla and Panasonic last week signed what is effectively a memorandum of understanding regarding their collaboration on Tesla's Gigafactory -- a large-scale battery manufacturing facility. The agreement sets out the responsibilities of both partners, but there will be further discussions over the details. The Gigafactory will let Tesla produce 500,000 vehicles a year. [More...]

Tuesday - August 5, 2014
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week sounded an alarm warning retailers of a family of malicious programs aimed at compromising point-of-sale systems. Attackers used such software last year in massive data breaches that nicked millions of consumer records at Target and Nieman Marcus. Variants of the Backoff family have turned up in at least three forensic investigations. [More...]

Monday - August 4, 2014
A routine scan of a Texas man's Gmail by Google has led to his arrest on child pornography possession and promotion charges. John Henry Skillern, 41, of Houston was arrested by police July 30 following a tip by Google to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He has been charged with one count each of child pornography possession and child pornography promotion. [More...]

Monday - August 4, 2014
"World War I started in the late summer of 1914 with a mix of Franco-Prussian War uniforms and tactics, but almost immediately [shifted to a] modern war of aerial bombardment -- total war, with civilians being killed as well as mobilized on a grand scale," said Doran Cart, senior curator at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. "Airplanes did make it a truly modern war." [More...]

Monday - August 4, 2014
There are a lot of things going on at the moment. Israel is tactically defending itself against Hamas -- winning the battles but losing the war, because the Israeli government can't see the big picture. The U.S. is still blaming Snowden for leaks, even though Russia clearly is able to pull damaging information pretty much anytime it wants without Snowden's help. [More...]

Friday - August 1, 2014
News that two Carnegie-Mellon CERT researchers have developed an inexpensive way to breach the Tor network has the project, privacy advocates, and probably criminals who use the network equally concerned. The Tor Project posted has advised relays to upgrade to Tor 0.2.r.23e or 0.2.5.6-alpha to close the protocol vulnerability used by the researchers. [More...]

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