The college athlete lights up the web with her floor exercise. "Now I just gotta learn how to clap on the beat," she says.
Data transfer tools caught not checking what exactly they're downloading
A decades-old oversight in the design of Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) tools can be exploited by malicious servers to unexpectedly alter victims' files on their client machines, it has emerged.…
There have long been anecdotal reports that the eyes of the Mona Lisa—Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting—sometimes seem to follow viewers as they move around the artwork. The phenomenon is even called the "Mona Lisa effect" because of it. But a new study published in the journal i-Perception found that she's really "looking" to the right-hand side of her audience.
"There is no doubt about the existence of the Mona Lisa effect," the authors wrote. "It just does not occur with the Mona Lisa herself."
The study grew out of ongoing research at Bielefeld University in Germany on human communication with robots and avatars. Directional gaze is key when designing gaming avatars or virtual agents, for instance. That's one way an avatar/agent can indicate attention, perhaps directing a player/user toward objects that are relevant to the task at hand.
The Iron Throne seems within the grasp of a brave few, but surely many will perish before then. A few sites hope your wallet will be among the casualties.
He was the first Indian author to publish a book in English, as well as owner of the first Indian restaurant in Britain.
"Cleanup on aisle 5."
Pwn2Own has been the foremost hacking contest for more than a decade, with cash prizes paid for exploits that compromise the security of all manner of devices and software. Browsers, virtual machines, computers, and phones have all been fair game. Now in its 13th year, the competition is adding a new category—a Tesla Model 3, with more than $900,000 worth of prizes available for attacks that subvert a variety of its onboard systems.
The biggest prize will be $250,000 for hacks that execute code on the car’s gateway, autopilot, or VCSEC. A gateway is the central hub that interconnects the car’s powertrain, chassis, and other components and processes the data they send. The autopilot is a driver assistant feature that helps control lane changing, parking, and other driving functions. Short for Vehicle Controller Secondary, VCSEC is responsible for security functions, including the alarm.
These three systems represent the most critical parts of a Tesla, so it’s not hard to see why hacks that target them are eligible for such huge payouts. To qualify, the exploits must force the gateway, autopilot, or VCSEC to communicate with a rogue base station or other malicious entity. Meanwhile, a denial-of-service attack that takes out the car’s autopilot will pay $50,000.
Streaming service also unveils new binge-watching feature.
Or your first watch. No judgments.
A pair of shoes that allows owners to walk about in virtual reality worlds proves exhausting to use.
People without internet access have fewer life chances than those that do. How can we close the gap?
Fyre fight. The streaming services are releasing movies about the festival within days of one another.
This must be some kind of mistake. IT managers axed, CEO and others' wallets lightened in patient hack aftermath
Executives held to account? And three underlings thanked for their work? What is this madness?
The Singaporean government-owned biz responsible for that country's patient database has fined senior executives, including the CEO, and dismissed two managers, after blunders allowed hackers to siphon off private records.…
VW Group of America CEO Scott Keogh explains why the Passat stays on its old platform.
According to a new ruling issued last week by a federal magistrate in Oakland, California, the government can't get a warrant granting permission to turn up at a local house allegedly connected to a criminal suspect, seize all digital devices, and force anyone found at the house to use biometrics to try to unlock those devices.
The nine-page order, which was issued on January 10 and first reported by Forbes on Monday, involves a criminal case that is otherwise sealed. There is a lot that remains unknown about the particulars, including the names of the suspects, why federal authorities believe that the two suspects committed extortion via Facebook Messenger, and what Oakland house is involved.
US Magistrate Judge Kandis Westmore found that the government request here "runs afoul of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments," which protect against unreasonable searches and self-incrimination, respectively.
Coming this summer for $1,999.
Is the chip company an abusive monopolist – or tough negotiator?
The chip industry's strong-arm tactics have been laid bare this month in the anti-trust legal battle brought by America's Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Qualcomm.…
In October 2018—10 days before video game studio Gearbox Software sued its former general counsel over allegations of fraud—the counsel in question filed a discrimination claim with Texas authorities.
On Monday, Ars obtained the formal October 27, 2018 filing made by former Gearbox general counsel Wade Callender. Its existence suggests that Gearbox's November lawsuit could be retaliation for his claim with the Texas Workforce Commission's Civil Rights Division. It alleges that Gearbox (and CEO Randy Pitchford in particular) engaged in "harassment, discipline, inequitable terms and conditions, and discharge" due to an employee being Christian.
Callender's claim matches a timeline he outlined in his December countersuit against Gearbox: that Callender did not depart the company as a voluntary "resignation." Instead, Callender alleges he was forced out after Pitchford began crafting a "false narrative about Callender's employment." His December lawsuit has roiled the video game industry in part because it included sensational allegations. One of those—about a lost, unencrypted USB stick full of industry secrets and pornography left behind at a Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament—was confirmed (in part) by Pitchford himself.
Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery debuts January 17, and CBS All Access just confirmed to Deadline Hollywood that it will be producing a spinoff series starring Michelle Yeoh. Yeoh plays Federation Captain Philippa Georgiou on the series; rumors that the character would get a spinoff surfaced in November. This should hopefully blunt fan disappointment over the shelving of a planned Star Trek 4 movie (a sequel to Star Trek Beyond).
(Some spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery below.)
The spinoff will be co-produced by Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt and will focus on Capt. Georgiou's work with Starfleet's secretive Section 31 (long part of the Star Trek canon since it was first introduced on Deep Space Nine in the 1990s). The original Capt. Georgiou died early on in Season 1 but soon reappeared via a mirror universe, and she has been a fan favorite ever since. Georgiou was approached by Section 31 in the season finale, and since she appears in teaser trailers for the upcoming season, it's safe to assume Yeoh will still show up occasionally on Discovery.
Cops told: No, you can't have a warrant to force a big bunch of people to unlock their phones by fingerprint, face scans
Judge rules compelled use of biometrics runs into Fifth Amendment protections
A US judge last week denied police a warrant to unlock a number of devices using biometrics identifiers like fingerprints and faces, extending more privacy to device owners than previous recent cases.…