Chris Papoulias

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Ready to break the internet? Netflix’s “House of Cards” premiere is a big test of how video gets to you

“My wife and I like to lay in bed and watch Netflix,” Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, said the other day. But when their internet connection slows down, breaking up the video feed, Wheeler’s wife is incredulous: “You’re chairman of the FCC,” she says to him. “Why …

The World Today - Cuttlefish camouflage may hold secret to invisibility 31/01/2014

PETER LLOYD: Scientists in the United States believe the humble cuttlefish may hold the key to uncovering the secrets behind the ability to become …

BitTorrent Creator's New Software DissidentX Hides Secrets In Plain Sight

Encryption tools help people keep secrets. Bram Cohen has a more subtle ambition: he wants to help people keep secret the act of keeping secrets.<p>For the last year Cohen, who created the breakthrough file-sharing protocol BitTorrent a decade ago, has been working on a new piece of software he calls …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

IBM's Jeopardy-Winning Supercomputer Will Power A 'Cognitive, Expert Personal Shopper' App Next Year

IBM Watson Solutions VP Stephen Gold told us that starting in 2014, consumers can look for the first three Watson-powered apps from IBM business partners.<p>We were most intrigued by the description of one of these apps in particular, Fluid Retail. Here's how Gold described it to us:<p>"Fluid, which …

Cognitive Computing

Hidden beauty of the portuguese man o' war

Most people steer clear if they see a portuguese man o'war. Not Aaron Ansarov. Swinging a coolbox that most beachgoers would have packed with drinks, Ansarov's wife and fellow photographer Anna sets forth with thick protective gloves to pick up live specimens from the sand before Ansarov plops them …

Extreme Big Data: Beyond Zettabytes And Yottabytes

If we’re going to talk about big data—and it’s one of the most important discussions in business today—we better all speak the same language. In the hierarchy of big data, there are petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes. After that, things get murky.<p>The challenge is only partly one of …

Linux only needs one 'killer' game to explode, says Battlefield director

It would only take one "killer" game for the Linux platform to explode its way into mainstream gaming, DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson told Polygon, revealing that the development studio would "strongly" like to get into Linux.<p>"We strongly want to get into Linux for a reason," Gustavsson …

OPINION: Australia's step back on climate change

<b>EARLY IN SEPTEMBER, BUSHFIRES</b> broke out in Sydney’s west. That is, less than a fortnight after the end of winter, temperatures over 30 degrees led to …

Climate

Amazing Auckland

For the Scholarship<p>I edited this photo live during the New Zealand Institute of Photographers (sounds important, doesn’t it? hehe) masterclass. I …