Cyber-Espionage.

Reportedly, over 20,000 websites in France have be attacked recently… yet, another example of the growing trend of governments being hit with said approach…

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Market Saturation…

Given the current maturation within the Smartphone / Tablet-space, is yet another OS (by Samsung) actually needed (let alone welcome?)

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Samsung.

Given that innovation is arguably not the firm’s strongest suit (look no further than Apple’s lawsuit regarding copyright infringements) it will be interesting to see how their Tizen OS differentiates itself from the current industry titans’ offerings.

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Tizen.

Samsung’s Z1 Smartphone powered by their homegrown OS is the firm’s earnest attempt to decouple itself from being dependent on Google’s Android OS. Outside of South Korea where a strong degree of nationalism denotes allegiance the the nation’s domestically-spawned ‘Chaebols’, the question is: will this bet payoff?

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‘Hacked-Com’

While potentially not as damaging (perhaps even as embarrassing as Sony’s recent experience) nevertheless, America’s Centcom Twitter account was hacked (i.e., cyber-vandalized) whilst President Obama giving a speech on cyber-security!

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Viva la France (II)!

If only humanity always embodied the spirit of solidarity and unity… think of the possibilities!!!

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So Close…

While this attempt failed, Space X came close to completing an ocean landing of a reusable, rocket engine!

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The ‘What-If’ Machine.

Aside from humans being such, the interdisciplinary field of Computational Creativity is exploring the degree to which we can employ computers within the creative process.

(Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/8jEpDW

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Cyber-Backlash…

According to a recently released, full-transcript of his PBS interview with Edward Snowden, America’s techno-salvo whereas the nation worked with Israel to sabotage Iran’s Nuclear is the sort of activity that the nation spends more time (i.e., being on the offensive) on versus defending the US against external threats… which really comes as no surprise at this point in time in the ever-increasingly surreal post-9/11 world humanity finds itself in…

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Viva la France!

#JeSuisCharlie

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