Brad Anderson

Da Vinci Fountain Faucet: An Eco-Friendly Water Tap

Faucets for bathrooms and kitchens have pretty much remained the same since they were invented except for some minor changes and evolving shape and color trends. However, one startup company decided to address some inherent flaws in faucet design. Here is the Da Vinci fountain faucet, which is an eco-friendly water tap. The Da Vinci […]

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Stepping outside the Ars Orbiting HQ for a brief moment to take a space selfie.

The tools and tricks that let Ars Technica function without a physical office

Enlarge / Stepping outside the Ars Orbiting HQ for a brief moment to take a space selfie. Aurich Lawson / Getty We’re running a new series on Ars over the next few weeks about “the future of work,” which will involve (among other things) some predictions about how folks in and out of offices will […]

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Closeup photograph of a Georgia voter access card.

A Georgia election server was vulnerable to Shellshock and may have been hacked

Forensic evidence shows signs that a Georgia election server may have been hacked ahead of the 2016 and 2018 elections by someone who exploited Shellshock, a critical flaw that gives attackers full control over vulnerable systems, a computer security expert said in a court filing on Thursday. Shellshock came to light in September 2014 and […]

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Dirty Money and Bad Science at MIT's Media Lab

Dirty Money and Bad Science at MIT's Media Lab

The revelation that MIT’s Media Lab aggressively sought the financial support of the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and tried to keep his donations secret, has left the once-prestigious “future factory” in chaos. Its director since 2011, former WIRED contributor Joichi Ito, was forced to step down in September and the university still has not […]

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Rapsodo Golf Monitor

Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor: Driving Your Golf Game to New Heights

If you play golf, then you know improving your game is a constant goal. Thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever to get specific information on where you need to improve and track your progress. That’s what Rapsodo’s Mobile Launch Monitor intends to do for you. Since my golf game could always be better, I […]

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US Government-funded Android phones come preinstalled with unremovable malware

US Government-funded Android phones come preinstalled with unremovable malware

An Android phone subsidized by the US government for low-income users comes preinstalled with malware that can’t be removed without making the device cease to work, researchers reported on Thursday. The UMX U686CL is provided by Virgin Mobile’s Assurance Wireless program. Assurance Wireless is an offshoot of the Lifeline Assistance program, a Federal Communications Commissions […]

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Personal Data Is Valuable. Give Pricing Power to the People

Personal Data Is Valuable. Give Pricing Power to the People

Today, people fuel the digital economy with vast streams of data but have virtually no power to demand fair compensation for it. The companies collecting all that data exert full control over the market, raking in billions of dollars without concern for the value of privacy. We need a new market for pricing data, one […]

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Sudhi Sinha

How to Ensure Your Data is Providing Trustworthy Insights

For building owners and managers, data is the fuel behind their smart building operations. Leveraging the surplus of data that is readily available to them, owners and managers are making informed decisions for their facility that can create long-term performance enhancements and help them achieve goals such as improved efficiency and occupant comfort. Here is […]

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