Category Archives: Convergence for a Converging World

Way Overdue!!!

The for ‘far-too-long-now-do-nothing-regulatory-agency-known-as-the-FTC’ has actually done something (i.e., fulfilled their role) regarding calling (no pun intended) out AT&T for their bogus advertising / poor customer service and throttled-down ‘net access speed for those ‘unlimited’ consumers that the firm deemed were … Continue reading

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Smart Bike Lanes.

The installation of glow-in-the-dark bike lanes in Holland (charged by sunlight) is an idea that is long overdue as well as one that is reportedly being pitched to the UK (America, okay, California are you listening?) (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/rllhYm

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Coming Up For Air?

After 2 years and $2 billion in losses (a fairly standard move by Redmond) Microsoft’s Surface has finally turned a profit. The question now is: is this a sustainable trend and/or a pre-Christmas holiday blip? (Source) Computer World: http://goo.gl/lhSv5o

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Inexcusable!

As the Gamer-gate controversy continues, the ultimate tragedy seems to be three-fold: 1) the inexcusable attacks on women; 2) the silence of the major Gaming companies; and, 3) the reflection on contemporary society whereas the old adage is still unfortunately … Continue reading

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Anti-Facebook…

Social Networking meets non-data mining minus online ads is perhaps one way to describe ‘Ello.’ Launched in August the (nascent) platform already boasts a million users (with 3 million waiting to join) and $5.5 million dollars of VC-backing. (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/dks9XB

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Battling Inside Out.

Believe it or not, there is actually one (US) Senator that is pro-privacy as well as in favor of repelling one of the more draconian / Orwellian aspects of the post-9/11, Patriot Act… (which, arguably, had little to do with … Continue reading

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Plug Pulled.

Anonabox, a Tor-enabled, router that raised more than 1/2 million dollars (not without controversy) was pulled by Kickstarter due to a number of concerns ranging from authenticity to security… (Source) Ars Technica: http://goo.gl/kwep0g

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Minecraft City Limits.

After two years, Titan City (a virtual city within said game) has been built… will they come? (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/bGeqP0

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FAIL!

The still flawed (yet still in-effect) DMCA struck again as the ‘victims’ this time were non-DMCA-related, bloggers / videos that were essentially taken-down akin to how snare-net fishing can potentially capture everything in one fell-swoon. (Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/qQndNE

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Proof-of-Concept Worms…

One has to wonder if this is every cyber-thugs dream? (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/brfYrt

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