Posts Tagged ‘build’
Another year and another Nexus device. If one report out of Germany is believed, LG is tasked once again to produce this next-gen Nexus device. If true, this would be the third consecutive Nexus device built by LG after Google used Samsung for the Galaxy Nexus. Specific details about the upcoming phone are still missing in action but if history repeats, the phone will be based roughly off of an… Read More
If you’ve been dreaming of a Tesla but can’t afford a Model S and its $ 70k+ sticker price (before tax credits), the company is announcing a major step towards building an electric vehicle in your price range. CEO Elon Musk has targeted 2017 for…
The big story at this year’s Toy Fair was definitely STEM. That stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics — four areas of study that educational companies and bureaucracies have been pushing more students to get involved with. So…
Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, has been around for five years now, and its popularity has soared. But although its reach has spread beyond the initial circle of very technical, very insider-y circle of cryptographers and programmers, its audience is still largely restricted to people who are at least a little bit nerdy. Ask any Bitcoin enthusiast what’s the biggest obstacle to the currency becoming mainstream, and they’ll tell you the same thing: it’s hard to use.
Is Dyson readying its own take on the autonomous Roomba vacuum cleaner? The British appliance company has invested £5 million pounds (about $ 8.2 million dollars) in a new robotic vision laboratory at Imperial College in London. Imperial College’s Professor Andrew Davison, who is considered one of the foremost experts on vision mapping using a single camera, will lead work on the new robotic vision systems.
This is the X-Mansion (aka the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning) built by Glen Bricker (great name for a LEGOManiac! Unless it’s not your genuine name, where case it’s a DECENT pseudonym). It’s up for factor to consider today on the LEGO Cuuso website however I have actually got the sensation LEGO will never go for it. It looks … method too huge. Who understands, maybe if it gets enough votes they’ll decide to make the Risk Room part or something. Man, I wish Teacher X had taken me under his wing when I was a young freak. However did he? Nooooooo– now look at me. “A cleaned up older freak.” YEP. I have actually been minimized to performing magic techniques for spare change by the bus stop near my apartment. “What’s your power anyways?” CARD TRICKS. Hit the jump for closeups of the various rooms.
This is the X-Mansion (aka the Xavier Institute for Greater Knowing) developed by Glen Bricker (excellent name for a LEGOManiac! Unless it’s not your real name, in which case it’s a DECENT pseudonym). It’s up for consideration today on the LEGO Cuuso site however I’ve got the feeling LEGO will never ever go all out. It looks … way too huge. Who understands, perhaps if it gets enough votes they’ll choose to make the Danger Space part or something. Man, I want Professor X had actually taken me under his wing when I was a young freak. But did he? Nooooooo– now take a look at me. “A washed up older freak.” YEP. I’ve been decreased to juggling tricks for extra modification by the bus stop near my apartment. “What’s your power anyways?” CARD TRICKS. Attacked the jump for closeups of the numerous spaces.
This is the X-Mansion (aka the Xavier Institute for Greater Learning) constructed by Glen Bricker (wonderful name for a LEGOManiac! Unless it’s not your actual name, where case it’s a DECENT pseudonym). It’s up for consideration today on the LEGO Cuuso site but I have actually got the sensation LEGO will never go all out. It looks … means too big. Who knows, perhaps if it gets enough votes they’ll choose to make the Risk Room part or something. Guy, I wish Teacher X had taken me under his wing when I was a young freak. However did he? Nooooooo– now look at me. “A cleaned up older freak.” YEP. I’ve been reduced to carrying out magic tricks for spare change by the bus stop near my apartment. “What’s your power anyways?” CARD TRICKS. Attacked the jump for closeups of the numerous spaces.
Question by takermaster: How to prevent dust build up for the ps3? Is it necessary to buy a vacuum for the ps3?
How to avoid dust build up in the ps3? I don’t have vacuum i only use duster after playing. Is this enough? How about you guys , any recommendation to last the ps3 longer. THANKS IN ADVANCE.
Answer by XYZABC
I usually do a fan test….. It revs up the fan to full RPM and blows the dust out…. Check link to know how to do it… Very easy. Also, if you have a disc stuck into it, the below fan test forces it out…. Really good thing since people always ask how to force eject a stuck disc in the PS3… Well there you have it.
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As the reality of the extent and invasiveness of the security services’ dragnet surveillance programs hits home, the pro-privacy movement has been cranking up its own ideas to counter spy-tech with pro-privacy tech. The Lavabit founder’s recent Kickstarter for a secure end-to-end open source encrypted email project called Dark Mail is one example.
Today, here’s another: meet Blackphone, a smartphone that’s been designed to enable secure, encrypted communications, private browsing and secure file-sharing.
The project is a joint venture between Silent Circle — which shuttered its own encrypted email service last summer in order to pre-emptively avoid having to comply with government requests to provide data — and Spanish smartphone startup Geeksphone, which has previously made more standard Android handsets, and more recently has been building phone hardware for Mozilla’s open web standards HTML5-based Firefox OS.
The pair said today they have established a new Switzerland-based joint venture to collaborate on technology projects, with Blackphone set to be the inaugural product. They describe the phone as “the world’s first smartphone placing privacy and control directly in the hands of its users”.
Despite that grand claim, Blackphone is by no means the first encrypted smartphone. For example, back in September TC’s John Biggs and I paid a visit to a German based secure phone maker, GSMK Cryptophone, which has been in the encrypted telephony business for 10 years.
Another recent project to build a phone designed with security, encryption and identity protection in mind is the Quasar IV, which is using a hybrid Android/Linux and Quatrix mobile OS called QuaOS as the foundation for secure telephony.
But while Blackphone is not the only secure phone game in town, there’s no doubt that last year’s revelations about security agencies’ consumer electronics and services powered data-harvesting habits — revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden — have accelerated interest in security and privacy. The fallout from Snowden’s big reveal is clearly attracting new players to what could potentially become a much more mainstream space.
Hence, presumably, the Blackphone makers’ reasoning about now being the right time to build a pro-privacy phone that doesn’t carry the stench of security geek. The tone and nomenclature of their announcement very much feels targeted at a mainstream smartphone user, not a security specialist.
Their press release includes a statement from Phil Zimmermann, the creator of PGP, who is also involved in the project, which sets this tone.
“I have spent my whole career working towards the launch of secure telephony products,” he says. “Blackphone provides users with everything they need to ensure privacy and control of their communications, along with all the other high-end smartphone features they have come to expect.”
Blackphone’s website is also light on deep-dive security terminology which could alienate an average phone buyer. Instead there’s a slick marketing video and explainer text that takes a broad-brushstrokes approach to fleshing out the device.
Using the Blackphone is described as “the trustworthy precaution any connected worker should take, whether you’re talking to your family or exchanging notes on your latest merger & acquisition”.
The site goes on to add:
Blackphone is unlocked and works with any GSM carrier. Performance benchmarks put it among the top performers from any manufacturer.
It has the features necessary to do all the things you need, as well as all the things you want, while maintaining your privacy and security and giving you the freedom to choose your carrier, your apps, and your location.
The tools installed on Blackphone give you everything you need to take ownership of your mobile presence and digital footprints, and ensure nobody else can watch you without your knowledge.
You can make and receive secure phone calls; exchange secure texts; exchange and store secure files; have secure video chat; browse privately; and anonymize your activity through a VPN.
Details of Blackphone’s pro-privacy feature-set are relatively scant at this point, perhaps because they want to avoid it feeling too complex, but they do say it is being built atop a “security-oriented” Android build called PrivatOS.
Blackphone is due to be previewed at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona next month where the JV will also be taking pre-orders. There’s no word on exactly when the phone will ship to buyers, as yet.
It’s worth noting that making an encrypted phone call — or sending an encrypted email — requires the use of two encrypted devices/clients: both your own phone/email client and the phone/email client of the person you’re talking to. So the Blackphone’s security credentials will inevitably depend on how you use the device — who you place calls to and which device they use; who you email and which email client they use; and so on.
However, as with the Dark Mail initiative, the more encrypted products that are out in the market, the greater the number of secure channels that can be used for communications.
So the more mainstream security technology can become, and the more average Joes who can be encouraged to use locked-down products, the greater the chance for everyone’s privacy to survive the onslaught from overreaching governments.