Air conditioning is a modern wonder. It’s also an expensive luxury and a total drain on the environment. Most buildings address thermal control on a structure level by building in HVAC systems, but two designers from Paris think there might be a better way, or at least an alternative way.
The first smart TVs powered by Firefox OS have gone on sale today in Europe. They will be available around the world "in the coming months." This isn't just some token gesture, either: Panasonic's top-of-the-line TV, a curved 65-inch 4K monster, is powered by Firefox OS.
Like many MMORPGs, World of Warcraft can be a grind. To sidestep the time commitment required to continually level up a character, gather resources, improve skills, or whatever else is desired, some gamers turn to bots, software that automates the process. The only problem is, Activision Blizzard isn't so keen on this behavior and has dropped the ban hammer hard on gamers who've been using them.
Penn State University has been forced to disconnect one of its college networks from the internet after discovering a major cyber-attack on its systems coming from China.
In a lengthy statement posted on Friday, the university claimed it had been alerted about an attack on its College of Engineering by the FBI back in November.
We generally do a good job of protecting the big items in our infrastructures, applications, and frameworks. We can easily see and block the barbarians at the front door. We protect our networks with firewalls and deep packet inspection. We protect open services with code that identifies and blocks known attacks and brute-force attempts. We compartmentalize larger implementations so that a breach or problem in one doesn’t affect the others.