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Blogger reveals parking ticket errors

Blogger reveals parking ticket errors

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption NYPD officers had given out hundreds of parking tickets in error A blogger in New York has used public data to prove that the New York Police Department (NYPD) ticketed thousands of cars that were actually parked legally. Ben Wellington made the discovery after officers kept ticketing his own […]

Photoshop gets ‘Shazam for fonts’ tool

Photoshop gets ‘Shazam for fonts’ tool

Image copyright Adobe Image caption Users will be able to identify a font by highlighting it from within Photoshop Photoshop is to use artificial intelligence to help users identify typefaces they have seen elsewhere. Developer Adobe describes its DeepFont feature as “Shazam for fonts” – a reference to the song-recognising app. It will work on […]

Behind the scenes: The Fashion Institute of Technology

Behind the scenes: The Fashion Institute of Technology

Hey Glam Squad! I received the opportunity to work with the Fashion Institute of Technology to get behind the scenes footage of how the end of semester closes out. If you are apart of the fashion design program your senior year you will create garments to enter into the Future of Fashion show at the […]

Fetish forum traceable data ‘stolen’

Fetish forum traceable data ‘stolen’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Users to the site may not want to be exposed publicly A hardcore fetish web forum has been hacked, with more than 100,000 accounts exposed, according to a prominent security researcher. Troy Hunt runs Have I Been Pwned?, a database of stolen user accounts dedicated to informing victims. The data […]

US Congress ‘bans members’ Yahoo Mail’

US Congress ‘bans members’ Yahoo Mail’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Both Yahoo and Google said they were working with Congress to resolve the issue. A series of ransomware attacks on the House of Representatives has led US Congress to ban members from using Yahoo Mail, according to a leaked email. Both Yahoo Mail and Gmail are named in the 30 […]

YouTube defended in row over royalties

YouTube defended in row over royalties

Image copyright Neilson Barnard/Getty Images A prominent online video star has defended YouTube in a row over the way the site treats musicians. The company said it had faced a “chorus of music label representatives and artists” accusing it of “mistreating” songwriters and performers. Hank Green, a prominent video producer and entrepreneur, said YouTube gave […]

Early test shows off Hyperloop system

Media captionThe test accelerated a sled to 116 mph (187km/h) in 1.1 seconds An early test of Hyperloop – a proposed high-speed transport system – has accelerated a sled to 116 mph (187km/h) in 1.1 seconds in the Nevada desert. Wednesday’s demonstration was the first public glimpse of Hyperloop, a system that could send people […]

Cyber attack halves TalkTalk profits

Cyber attack halves TalkTalk profits

Image copyright Getty Images Telephone and broadband provider Talktalk saw profits more than halve following a hack attack on its systems last October. Profits fell to £14m compared with £32m a year earlier. That fall is partly due to the costs of last year’s serious cyber attack, which cost the company £42m. Dido Harding, TalkTalk […]

Touchpad on your skin: Skintrack technology turns your arm into a smartwatch touchscreen – TomoNews

Touchpad on your skin: Skintrack technology turns your arm into a smartwatch touchscreen – TomoNews

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — A team of scientists have developed a new technology that can make the skin on your arm and hand act like a touchpad for a smartwatch. The technology, known as the Skintrack, was developed by the Futures Interfaces Group, a research lab at Carnegie Mellon University. It requires the user to wear […]

Woman ‘filmed suicide on Periscope’

Woman ‘filmed suicide on Periscope’

Image copyright Periscope Image caption Periscope attracted more than 10 million users within a year of being launched An investigation into the death of a 19-year-old French woman who reportedly live-streamed herself taking her own life has opened in France. The woman, who had been using the smartphone app Periscope, reportedly jumped under a train […]