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How safe is a voting machine if some guys can turn it into a Pac Man machine?

Aug 23, 2010
An issue already facing election season is the reliability of electronic voting. It hasn't been helped by the fact that some engineers were able to program a voting machine to play Pac Man.

Pac-Man Hacks Voting Machines

Aug 20, 2010
As we head into another election season, two computer scientists, J. Alex Halderman of the University of Michigan and Ariel Feldman of Princeton,...
Posted In: pac man

The Moon is shrinking!

Aug 20, 2010
In an announcement that is sure to throw the world's werewolf community into a panic, NASA announced that they've picked up the rumble of shrinkage...
Posted In: space

The Internet Tycoon Instruction Manual

Aug 20, 2010
Christian Sandvig is Associate Professor of Communication, Media and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a Faculty...
Posted In: Christian Sandvig, fcc, games, net neutrality

Do you want Facebook to know where you are?

Aug 20, 2010
Facebook launches "Facebook Places," which lets you report where you are as you go through your day.


Aug 19, 2010
By "you", I mean your computer. By "kill", I mean infect with malware. She's going to infect with malware your computer. And by "going", I mean...
Posted In: cameron siaz, malware, search, security

New words!

Aug 19, 2010
The Oxford English Dictionary is including some tech-related words in its next edition. Congratulations to the following words for officially...
Posted In: social media, tweetup, words

Groupon breaks the whole Teh Interwebz.

Aug 19, 2010
The web coupon site Groupon has always offered coupons for local businesses. If enough people signed up for spa treatments in, say, Chicago, then...
Posted In: groupon

Facebook follows you with 'Places'

Aug 19, 2010
Another option to let everyone know where you are launched today: Facebook Places. It'll be competing against similar services like Foursquare, which also let's you "check in" to venues, which will let your friends know where you are and potentially score you deals.

Leading Thinkers on Net Neutrality

Aug 19, 2010
Net Neutrality is a complicated issue. The recent Google/Verizon policy proposal has raised new questions about the open internet - the idea that...
Posted In: David Weinberger, fcc, Google, Larry Downes, net neutrality, Verizon