As a child I always enjoyed the cartoon “The Jetson’s” with their futuristic robot housemaid and flying cars. Now a childhood dream is soon to become a reality, if you’re a millionaire anyway. This flying car by AeroMobil built in Slovakia only carries two passengers but looks pretty cool and aerodynamic. It still needs a runway to take off, and during flight it appeared a little shaky in the video, but it appeared to land safely and smoothly. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below and share with others.Read more
Phone home. Edit the files on your home or office computer from anywhere. Even if you conscientiously save your data to the cloud, there always comes a time when you’re away from your home or office and need to edit a file that’s stuck on that computer. While you’re sitting in a hotel room, you…Read more
If you aren’t already familiar with social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, it’s about time you learn about them. Social media has become a unique communication tool during times of crisis, elections and to help disseminate breaking news or organize community groups. Many of these apps are free in the iPhone store or on Google Play for Android, and others are also available online through their respective websites.
With floodwaters at four feet and rising, a family in Houston, Texas abandoned their possessions and scrambled to their roof during Hurricane Harvey to sit with their pets and await rescue. Unable to reach first responders through 911 and with no one visible nearby, they used their cellphones to send out a call for help through a social media application called Nextdoor.Read more
AllAfrica.com is reporting that Twitter has changed their terms of service, stating that: “Twitter has made some changes to its terms of service (ToS) for it users that take effect in October. The terms of service restate that once content is posted on online news and social networking service twitter, it can be reused by others. News organizations, other companies and individuals can already use content found on the site, as it is public and is already considered FAIR USE.”
However, these terms have been in place in the US all along, but they simply added a new address in Europe and announced the same ToS will apply outside the US beginning Oct 2, 2017.
Listen to how fake news being spread online is being detected with a new tool called Hamilton 68, named after Alexander Hamilton and The Federalist Papers 68.Read more
Testing a long range missile (ICBM) is different from targeting it to exact location. Long range missiles need fine, very fine trajectory corrections. A slight deviation in angle or trajectory would cause hundreds of kilometers of error, the missile fired may fall on some nation or into the ocean. The missile guidance system or sometimes referred to as Missile guidance set (MG set) as shown below is responsible for directing a missile during flight and does fine trajectory corrections.Read more
Earlier the WordPress security site WordFence reported that DreamHost servers were attacked with a DDoS attack. This attack occurred after a white supremacy group was said to be hosted on their servers. DreamHost threatened to remove their site for a terms of service violation, and since then this attack occurred.Read more
Instead of identifying barriers to market entry and access it was creating barriers to market entry and access. The costs of the Net Neutrality set up that his administration created was so burdensome that many companies literally stopped growing at all. They would not accept new customer regions, they would not improve their hardware, they had no chance to really profit from the hardware or ISP levels.Read more
Trump advisor says net neutrality hinderes free data services for the poor.
FCC leadership now fully supports zero-rating, the practice in which ISPs exempt some websites and online services from data caps, often in exchange for payment from the websites. Zero-rating is controversial in the US and abroad, with many consumer advocates and regulators saying it violates the net neutrality principle that all online content should be treated equally by network providers.
But some zero-rating proponents believe it can serve a noble purpose—bringing Internet access to poor people who otherwise would not be online. That’s the view of Roslyn Layton, who served on Trump’s FCC transition team, does telecom research at Aalborg University in Denmark, and works as a visiting fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.Read more
Looks like Trump may have to unblock his social media critics soon. A Virginia district Judge recently ruled that politicians can’t block critics on social media, especially if their account is being used for political input and opinions. Since the president represents every US citizen he should not block his critics, according to the suit doing so violates their first amendment rights. However, off topic comments can be removed or blocked/hidden. An upcoming court case against Trump will rule specifically on whether Trump can block his critics, but this Virginia court ruling sets a precedent in favor of the first amendment and Trump’s critics.Read more