Protect Yourself From The NSA With WireOver’s Encrypted File Sharing
TechCrunch, January 17, 2014
Nothing is truly NSA-proof or hacker-proof, but WireOver wants to offer you more security
than Dropbox, Google Drive, or Skydrive. The Y Combinator startup just emerged from stealth
with a desktop app that lets you send files of any size for free. And for $10 a month, your
transfers get end-to-end encryption so only the recipient can open them. WireOver can’t even look at what you’re sending.
CORAL: the next big thing in supercomputing; next-gen machines for Oak Ridge, Argonne, Livermore
Atomic City Underground, January 14, 2014
Three of the nation’s premier national labs -- Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore -- are
banding together to push the boundaries of supercomputing and acquire next-generation supercomputers
for each of the labs at the best value for the U.S. government.
It’s a big deal. Each of the computers is estimated to cost in the vicinity of $125 million and
have capabilities of 100-200 petaflops (that’s 100-200 million billion calculations per second).
Video: Building a GPS tracker with Atmel’s SAM D20 MCU??
Atmel, January 20, 2014
A GPS tracking unit uses the Global Positioning System to determine and record the precise
location of a vehicle, device or individual. Key design requirements for a GPS tracker include a
small form factor, low power consumption and flexible connectivity options.
Adafruit’s Anuja Apte has penned an informative tutorial describing how to program an Atmel-based
Arduino Uno board (ATmega328) using Simulink. ?? For the uninitiated, Simulink can best be described as a
block diagram environment for multi-domain simulation and model-based design. It supports automatic code
generation, along with continuous test and verification of embedded systems. In terms of Arduino, ...
Going Big: Growing Network of Giant Radars Protects Against Missiles
December 18, 2013
One looks like a Mayan pyramid and is as big as an office building. Another looks like a golf ball
and floats in the ocean on a converted oil rig, while a third, a wheeled radar that can travel on roads,
is the size of a Mack truck.