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Parents must prepare to have uncomfortable conversations about sexting, Culture Secretary says

Parents must "face up to the dangers" of the internet and be prepared to have uncomfortable conversations with their children about sexting, the Culture Secretary has said.<p>Karen Bradley has announced plans for a new 'Internet Safety Strategy' to make Britain the safest place in the World for …


Prescription lenses for Snapchat's Spectacles just got cheaper

They now start at $29, as long as you install them yourself.<p>While Snapchat's Spectacles are pretty neat, they're not ideal for those who need prescription lenses. A couple weeks ago, however, Rochester Optical announced that it would offer corrective lenses for the video-recording glasses for only …


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Android Messages will be the new default texting app Google wants you to use

Everybody is using RCS except the companies that matter<p>Google is making a handful of announcements related to RCS today, but the piece of news you’re most likely to notice is that the default SMS app Google offers is now called “Android Messages” instead of “Messenger.” Or rather, it will be the …


Recap of our SF crowdsourcing experiment

Our month as the backup QB for MUNI real-time data<p>Last month, when MUNI announced that its real-time arrival predictions were temporarily offline, …

San Francisco Bay

Steve Jobs presents - OpenStep's Interface builder

Beck: A 5 Minute Drum Chronology - Kye Smith [HD]

If using REST APIs were an episode of Seinfeld

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Isn't SHA-1 deprecated?<p>Today, many applications still rely on SHA-1, even though theoretical attacks have been known since 2005, and SHA-1 was …

Information Security

Lifetimes of cryptographic hash functions

[3] In 2007, the NIST launched the SHA-3 competition because "Although there is no specific reason to believe that a practical attack on any of the …


There are now official themes for naming mountains, basins, and craters on Pluto and its moons

Just make sure the names relate to the underworld, and you’re good<p>In the summer of 2015, the tiny world of Pluto came into focus for the first time as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sped closer and closer toward the dwarf planet. During this approach, images taken by the probe revealed a diverse …


Using Swipe to Trigger Contextual Actions

<b>Summary:</b> Implementations of swipe-to-delete or swipe to reveal contextual actions often suffer from usability problems.<br>While many touch gestures …


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Radiohead’s saddest song is True Love Waits, according to data analysis

If you’ve ever listened to Radiohead and thought to yourself, “Oh jeez, I do wish someone could quantify just how sad this song is making me feel,” your strange desire has been granted. Data scientist Charlie Thompson recently used the programming language R to find “a data-driven determination of …


‘Key ingredients for life’ found on dwarf planet Ceres

Organic compounds were detected on the surface<p>Researchers have detected organic compounds on the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Organic compounds are the building blocks of life on Earth, and the discovery could mean "that primitive life could …


Apple may replace the home button with a ‘function area’ on the next iPhone

The next iPhone could see the elimination of the Home button and Touch ID sensor in favor of an edge-to-edge design and “virtual buttons” at the bottom of the screen. The rumors come from the well-sourced Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for KGI, via <i>MacRumors</i>.<p>There is said to be a new phone with a 5.8-inch …


Ghostery has been bought by the developer of a privacy-focused browser

German company Cliqz will integrate Ghostery, but the plugin will continue as a standalone product<p>Germany company Cliqz, which makes a privacy-focused browser of the same name, announced this morning that it has acquired popular anti-tracking and ad-blocking plugin Ghostery in an all-cash deal. A …


Nest Cams have learned what doors are

Nest is slowly adding object recognition features to its security cameras, and today it’s introducing another: the ability to identify doors.<p>Cameras hooked up to Nest’s cloud service will now be able to recognize doors and send custom alerts for activity around them. The feature doesn’t necessarily …

Smart Homes

Apple’s Eddy Cue says the future of TV is much more interactive

From sports to news to polling<p>Interactive television has long been the holy grail for TV content makers, but Apple’s Eddy Cue thinks the tech company has all of the right tools in place to actually make it happen. And it’s something that could impact sports, news — even polling.<p>Apple’s senior vice …

Apple TV

Yik Yak is secretly pivoting to group messaging

Yak to the drawing board<p>In the weeks before it laid off most of its staff, Yik Yak employees believed the company was back on the right track. After a bruising fall, in which users revolted against the end of anonymous posting, the company appeared to have stabilized. “In the weeks leading up to …

App Store

Google Maps Adds List Creation and Sharing

Today Google introduced a new feature for Google Maps that allows curating lists of places you want to remember and sharing those lists with others.<p>In previous versions, Google Maps allowed saving a location in a way that's similar to marking a place as favorite in Apple Maps. Every saved place …


Using Machine Learning to predict parking difficulty

Posted by James Cook, Yechen Li, Software Engineers and Ravi Kumar, Research Scientist " When Solomon said there was a time and a place fo...

Machine Learning