Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Google Home - An Introduction

Google has jumped into the competition with its Google Assistant, which later this year will power a device called Google Home. It looks for all the world like a college dorm ambient light lamp, so much so that you run the risk of people picking it up to see what it is. Google’s VA aims to not only connect your home (ie, your Nest thermostat) and serve as a question-and-answer box, but also plans to leverage its powerhouse search engine with your own accumulated preferences to anticipate your every query. Or something like that.

Journalists who covered Google’s live demo press conference this week had a lot to say about it, most of it focusing on how Google is going to wipe Amazon’s Echo off the map with this new device.

Basically, Apple and Amazon needed the competition. Apple doesn’t offer a home connected model that lets you walk into a room and call out your every command. And Amazon doesn’t offer a phone, so users have to purchase an additional device that looks for all the world like a Thermos and carry it around with them when they’re away from their desktop Alexas. Google Home is building a VA scale that could potentially do it all, if it works, that is. That single drop of serious competition could spell great innovations across all models of virtual assistant.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016


@echo off
ren EA_GAMES chk.{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524153}

biometric devices clsid - {0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}


@echo off
ren chk.{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524153} EA_GAMES

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

VPNs Comprmised due to Juniper Network Data Breach

Juniper Network Data Breach Compromises VPNs

Juniper Network acknowledged that its team had found unauthorized code in some of its software, meaning a back door had been left wide open for hackers who would presumably cover their tracks. This code may have compromised users’ VPNs, and has prompted the FBI to launch an investigation.

Juniper Network, who supplies software solutions to the US government (among other clients), has now prompted an investigation by the FBI to determine if any sensitive communications or files have been breached or if encrypted documents or emails have been opened, especially by foreign operatives.

Juniper has announced the release of a patch for the vulnerable software, which includes firewall protections and the aforementioned VPNs, and has urged all of its customers to secure their software with the patch as soon as possible. The patch is now available via the company’s website. So far, the company is unaware of any actual hacking activity as a result of the vulnerability, but is aware of the possibility.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Retraction Of Papers Using Treefinder Software Begin

A software developer and researcher announced that no one could use his software if they lived in a country that supported immigration, especially of refugees.

The open-source Treefinder software, which aids in specific kinds of research data analysis, was to no longer be used by any researchers in eight European countries, including the UK and the developer’s own country, Germany.