Sunday, January 18, 2015

New “Hacker’s List” Website Allows You to Hire Hackers Anonymously

A screenshot of HackersList.com's homepage 
A new website providing shady services, dubbed as Hacker's List, has vowed to provide professional hackers at discretion of internet users. The site aims to sell the sinister services like breaking in to an ex's email address to taking out an enemy's website. It allows users to anonymously hire “professional” hackers in order to perform hacks ranging from hacking into Facebook and e-mail accounts to changing academic grades.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Google Eyeing Mobile Payment Company, Softcard, Takeover

Several sources have claimed that Google is interested, and is most likely, to buy the mobile payment company, SoftCard. The mobile payment service is currently in collaboration with majority of the top mobile service providers in the United Sates, including AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and T-Mobile US Inc.

Softcard has Windows and Android compatibility and also allows its users to make payments via various payment terminals. The company initially entered the market with the name of ISIS but for obvious reasons it had to change its name and went with SoftCard.

Facebook Hires All Partners of Teehan+Lax, Company to Shut Down

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Facebook Inc. has dissolved an entire Toronto -based design company, Teehan+Lax's, by hiring all the firm’s partners. According to a company statement issued on Friday, it will be closing its doors for all customers and clients. The Teehan+Lax's partners’ move to Facebook’s San Francisco offices will leave behind almost around 40 staff members unaccounted.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Blackberry Tweet via iPhone Catches Attention


Folks at Canada-based mobile manufacturing company, BlackBerry, are definitely having an awkward day after the company’s official Twitter feed just received a tweet via iPhone, i.e. its top competitor, on January 13, 2015, at 11:08 am. Even though the tweet was deleted immediately after it was posted, the damage had been done.

The message posted on Tuesday afternoon promoted the new BlackBerry Classic phone and urged consumers to “keep up with the conversation” on Twitter, accompanying a lovely looking photo of the BlackBerry Classic.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

How Close is Google's 'Autonomous Driver-less Car' From Reality


Perhaps Google is one of many high-status companies investing large lumps of money on the idea of ‘autonomous driverless cars’ which can drive themselves. If you look up Google, several other major automakers and U.S. government agencies like DARPA and the U.S. Army have been effectively running related research projects. But it is Google who has brought some reality to the idea and is now putting  all-hands-on-deck on its project.

This Tuesday, September 25, 2012, California became the third state of the U.S., following Nevada and Florida, to sign a legislation which legally gives permission to Google for testing it driverless cars on the state's roads. Nevada has already granted an official permission in June 2011, whereas Florida did so in April, 2012. Similar legislations are soon expected to be drawn up in Hawaii and Oklahoma as well.

Before all this in March 2011, the Google engineer who led the research which brought this advancement to light today, Sebastian Thrun, gave an aspiring highlight of his project in a TED presentation which is worth watching. He mentioned his primary purpose was to save the lives of those millions of people from all over the world who have faded due to numerous traffic accidents, also the case of his friends when he was 18.