The fingerprint sensor on Samsung’s Galaxy S5 handset has been hacked less than a week after the device went on sale.
If Edward Gorey and Maurice Sendak had illustrated an adaptation of Kafka for kids in verse, My First Kafka is what it would look like – a darkly delightful treat to celebrate International Children’s Book Day.
SpaceX President & COO Gwynne Shotwell announced today that SpaceX will take over the lease on Launch Complex 39-A, and intends to launch the first Falcon Heavy from that pad in early 2015.
Iwata Sentarou 岩田専太郎 (1901-1974)
Urei 愁い (Melancholy) - 1970s
If you thought that the NSA wanted too much personal information, just wait a few months. The EFF is reporting that the FBI’s new facial recognition database, containing data for almost a third of the US population, will be ready to launch this summer. Codenamed NGI, the system combines the bureau’s 100 million-strong fingerprint database with palm prints, iris scans and mugshots. Naturally, this has alarmed privacy advocates, since it’s not just felons whose images are added, but anyone who has supplied a photo ID for a government job or background check. According to the EFF’s documents, the system will be capable of adding 55,000 images per day, and could have the facial data for anything up to 52 million people by next year. Let’s just hope that no-one tells the Feds about Facebook, or we’re all in serious trouble.
I’m going to make my own Passover haggadah for next year, and the title on the cover will be Get Drunk on an Empty Stomach.
T Enami 江南 信國, Enami Nobukuni, (1859-1929)
Old Japan in stereo view 1895-1910
Group of maiko with flowers and a cat