Major tech companies, advocacy groups, and at least one senator have publicly proclaimed their opposition to two bills currently working their way through Congress. The two pieces of proposed legislation would each significantly expand use of National Security Letters to include "Electronic Communication Transactional Records"—better known as metadata.
KickassTorrents, the world's most popular torrent index, is pushing back against the increasing number of ISP blockades. To make it easier for its users to bypass local censorship efforts, KAT's operators have added a dark web address, hiding the site in the Tor network.
With millions of visitors per day KickassTorrents (KAT) is currently the most visited torrent site on the Internet.
As a result, copyright holders have taken aim at the site in recent years, resulting in ISP blockades in the UK, Finland and elsewhere. Soon, even Australia may be added to this list.
Dan Goldin, who led the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the 1990s, officially unveiled a company with more than $100 million in private investment to focus on neural computing.
The company KnuEdge was founded in 2005, but its two divisions -- one focused on voice biometrics and the other on data center neural computing -- worked in stealth mode to bring its first two products to maturity.
Apparently unhappy with a recent management shake-up, four legendary Cisco Systems executives are leaving the company.
Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain, Luca Cafiero and Soni Jiandani -- the product development team behind some of Cisco's most successful products -- are leaving on June 17, as the Wall Street Journal first reported.
Gerrit and I were scoping out the Intel booth at Bay Area Maker Faire and we ran into Nolan Moore who was showing of his work to mash together a Nintendo Power Glove with an AR Drone quadcopter. Not only did it work, but the booth had a netted cage which Nolan had all to himself to show off his work. Check the video clip below for that.