MUST READHome Affairs report reveals deeper problems with Australia's encryption lawsTerrorism, espionage, and cyber: ASIO's omne trium perfectumDutton's non-denial fuels fears of domestic ASD cyber spyingThe pointless puppetry of national security's parliamentary processesLaw enforcement leaning on Austrac as legislation 'lags' behind technology … [Read more...] about ASIO: Relentless advance of technology was outstripping our capabilities
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IKEA has dipped its toe into the smart home market with the Tradfri range of smart bulbs. Sure they might not be packed with as many features and colours as leading brands, like Philips and LIFX, but they provide a simple, easy-to-use system that'll integrate well into IKEA furniture. … [Read more...] about Best smart light bulbs: the top smart lights from Philips Hue to Hive
The GS4's greatest photographic achievement, though, is that it manages to be simple and fast while simultaneously offering the largest, most impressive feature set of any smartphone camera I've ever used. If you're just turning the phone to Auto and firing pictures, you're missing out. Instead, you should try turning it to Eraser Mode, which detects moving objects in your photo — like the stranger that always walks by right as you take the shot — and automatically removes them. Or scroll up to Drama Shot, which takes a series of pictures as a subject moves and then shows a whole leap, or the soccer ball's whole flight path, in one automatically-overlaid photo. Animated Photo lets you take a few seconds of video, then choose with your finger whether a part of the frame is still or in motion — you can actually create and share animated GIFs without ever leaving the camera app. Some of the more advanced features require some staging — and Drama Shot sometimes … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Policy, schmolicy However, as I pointed out during the course of the panel discussion, despite Estonia's and the UN’s best efforts, it may be too late. After all, Russia, China, Iran, and many other nations have imposed strong Internet filtering and surveillance systems. To make matters worse, in recent months, the United States and the United Kingdom have been revealed to have used their spy services to spy on not only supposed enemies, but also ostensibly friendly nations as well. … [Read more...] about How much influence can the UN have over online spying?
“Chewbacchus gives people access to Mardi Gras they don’t have, and there’s a big artist community in New Orleans, and this gives them a huge outlet,” Powers says. “There’s always been a homemade aspect to Mardi Gras with smaller parades, but as time has gone on, Mardi Gras has become commercial for people. But we were fortunate to ride the new wave of DIY, bringing Mardi Gras back to its satirical roots. The idea is to make fun of royalty, for the plebs to make fun of the patricians and to satirize what’s going on in culture. That’s what Sci-Fi is all about.” … [Read more...] about An Arduino-controlled, fire-breathing Godzilla at Mardi Gras?! Blame Chewbacchus