Michael A.C. Kurch

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Watch The Earth’s Seasonal “Heartbeat” From Outer Space

This simple animated GIF captures the seasonal cycle of snow and grass, death, and rebirth.<p><i>John Nelson is known for building extremely complex visualizations of weather patterns. But his latest creation is a simple animated GIF of 15 frames from NASA’s cloudless satellite photography collection.</i> …

Students hijack US$80m yacht with GPS spoofing - Roadshow

<b>Students from the University of Texas created a custom GPS spoofing device that allowed them to take over a superyacht's navigation system, changing</b> …

Major Android App Vulnerability Unearthed

A vulnerability that could affect 99 percent of the world’s Android-powered phones and tablets has been unearthed within the Google-owned platform. Since more than 900 million Android devices have been activated, we’re filing this in the ‘major vulnerability’ folder.<p>Bluebox Security says it found …

The 11 Google Glass improvements we hope Google I/O delivers

Last year, Google I/O -- Google's annual event for the developer community -- treated us to skydiving, arena-cycling Google Glass wearers, and a whole crazy landscape of wearable tech. This year, Glass is finally in the hands of thousands of developers, tech journalists, and other early adopters, …

Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court issued rulings on two highly-anticipated cases on gay marriage today. By 5-4, it ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional.<p>In a separate ruling, it declined to take on the broader issue of gay …

Want to get the next Facebook update before anyone else? Move to New Zealand

Google launched a flock of Wi-Fi toting balloons from New Zealand’s South Island last week, and the choice of location was far from incidental: Kiwis have made a name for themselves as the perfect market for testing new tech.<p>The country is small but diverse, with at least half of the population …

New Zealand

After PRISM, 'Boundless Informant' tool comes to light

The stream of leaks revealing the U.S. National Security Agency's secrets carries on with the public outing of a powerful intelligence tracking tool.<p>In a fresh wave of documents obtained by The Guardian, the details of the NSA's data mining tool "Boundless Informant" are laid out for the world to …

Surveillance

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Asia curbs US imports of wheat after genetically modified sample found

The discovery of rogue genetically modified wheat in a farmer's field in Oregon shook global confidence in the safety of America's food supply on …

Google must obey FBI's warrantless requests for user data for now, judge rules

Google's attempts to fight FBI National Security Letters, controversial requests to hand over users' data without telling them and without getting a search warrant, aren't going so well. A US District Court Judge in California recently rejected Google's petition to have 19 letters requesting user …

France prepares for first gay marriage

It's being billed as France's "marriage of the century". The two grooms will wear suits, the vows will be simple and refer to two "spouses" but the …