Ricardo Badilla

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Hackers exploit 'Shellshock' bug with worms in early attacks | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hackers have begun exploiting the newly identified “Shellshock” computer bug, using fast-moving worm viruses to scan for vulnerable systems and then infect them, researchers warned on Thursday.<p>A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration …

This Catch-22 Makes It Even More Dangerous To Investigate Hackers

Hackers buy and sell our private data in a black market that is so organized and well-protected that it's tough for law enforcement officials to keep up with sites that often pop up overnight and disappear by the next morning.<p>What's more, there's a catch-22 where criminal investigations may just …

Security Experts Build $150 Safecracker

Solution: Don’t leave a safe alone for four days.<p>Thanks to a pair of Melbourne security researchers, the cost of opening safes just hit a new low. Using an arduino platform and 3-D printed parts, the pair has created a contraption that can open many combination locks, like those on ATMs and gun …

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jMonkeyEngine

What is jMonkeyEngine?<p>It’s a free, open source game engine, made especially for Java game developers who want to create 3D games using modern …

Eight Terminal Utilities Every OS X Command Line User Should Know

The OS X Terminal opens up a world of powerful UNIX utilities and scripts. If you’re migrating from Linux, you’ll find many familiar commands work …

Don't Ignore the Demos! Little Experiences May Be a Big Part of Oculus' Future.

For the average user -- the Facebook user -- the conventional wisdom about VR may be wrong.<p>The ideal length of a movie is somewhere around two hours. The ideal length of a mobile game session can be as short as a few seconds.<p>After trying the newest version of the Oculus Rift, I’m wondering if the …

The Next Telecommunications Frontier Is Here—and It's All In Your Head

Forget Skype. Direct, brain-to-brain communication is possible.<p>Skype detractors, rejoice: A new telecommunications frontier is upon us. People can now officially read one another's minds.<p>A landmark study shows that direct, brain-to-brain communication is possible between two humans, even those …

Here's What Really Happens To Web Traffic When Facebook Goes Down

Facebook was down for a while on Wednesday. An easy assumption is that when Facebook is down traffic to other sites drops, because people are no longer being directed anywhere from the hugely popular social network.<p>The team over at Chartbeat, a New York City startup that makes real-time …

Google is trying to build its own quantum computing processors

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Erik Lucero / University of California, Santa Barbara<p>Google is expanding the scope of its quantum computing ambitions …

A Google Glass App That Detects People's Emotions

Human is happy<p>Sometimes people are hard to read. Why not leave all that work to a computer? Perhaps you could use this experimental app that works in Google Glass. Aim Glass's camera at a person's face and the app reads the human's facial expression and tells you to what extent the person is …

IBM finally opens up its Watson supercomputer to researchers

IBM’s grand plan for Watson, its Jeopardy-winning supercomputer, is quickly coming into focus — especially when it comes to academic and scientific research.<p>Big Blue tonight announced the Watson Discovery Advisor, a cloud-based tool that will let researchers tap into Watson’s big data processing …

One apartment’s Wi-Fi dead zones, mapped with a physics equation

A doctoral student does the math on where his Wi-Fi is, and isn't.<p>A home's Wi-Fi dead zones are, to most of us, a problem solved with guesswork. Your …