This is what Google's 3D phone Project Tango can achieve...

We shared the news about Google's experimental 3D phone - Project Tango yesterday. Here’s an actual 3D map of a room captured with Project Tango phone, you can clearly see there is definitely a potential for this device to get success.

[Video] Google’s "Project Tango" Is An Experimental Phone With 3D Vision

Google has now lift the curtain off their experimental 3D phone codenamed - Project Tango. The phone in it's current prototype avatar is a 5” gadget having customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. These sensors allow the phone to make over a quarter million 3D measurements every second, updating its position and orientation in real-time, combining that data into a single 3D model of the space around you. The phone features a custom version of Android and is now being provided to interested developers across the globe, the software's includes development APIs to provide position, orientation, and depth data to standard Android applications written in Java, C/C++, as well as the Unity Game Engine. A demonstration video showing capabilities and use-case scenarios was also shared with public as posted below.


Project Tango

Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion, the question is what about your privacy now?

Facebook "Likes" WhatsApp in a big way, so big, that they bought it for a whooping deal valuing $19 billion. The deal involves paying WhatsApp team a total of $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in stock and $3 billion in restricted stock vested over several years. It is to be noted that this deal is worth more than what Facebook raised in its own IPO, this is not all - the acquisition is not only the company's largest but also bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done.

WhatsApp strictly stuck to the "No Ads" and "100% Private" no data sharing policy for long maintaining the 450 million monthly active userbase, with this acquisition the big question is "What about privacy and intrusive advertising which facebook is often associated with?". Well both facebook and WhatsApp has written about this as shared below.

facebook buys whatsapp

Asus Leaves Router Users Wide Open For Anybody To Access Their Disks

We have already seen how vulnerable routers can be a security threat, but ASUSTeK Computer Inc (ASUS) made everything feel small by leaving two critical flaws allowing anybody in the world to simply open a web-browser and access any Asus routers data with full read-write permission by simply typing a URL. This is not all, when notified about the severe design flaw, the company did nothing and ignored emails and phonecalls by researcher Kyle Lovetts who discovered the flaw.

To make their point and expose the vulnerability, a group did some guerrilla styled attack hacking into 13,000+ IP addresses using vulnerable Asus routers and left a text-file explaining the hack into user's router attached media disks. The text file informed users : "This is an automated message being sent out to everyone effected [sic]," the message, uploaded to his device without any login credentials, read. "Your Asus router (and your documents) can be accessed by anyone in the world with an Internet connection. You need to protect yourself and learn more by reading the following news article: http//nullfluid.com/asusgate.txt."

Visiting the mentioned url (as shown below), shows details about the exploit and how Asus has left users with an wide-open ftp server allowing anonymous login with full read-write privilege and AiCloud usernames and passwords stored in a plaintext file which is available for download without logging in. The group also made public a torrent link containing 10,000+ list of files stored on the Asus-connected hard drives for anybody to access.

Asusgate

Ever imagined why the mouse cursor is tilted and not straight?

The mouse-cursor is the single most watched icon for any computer users without a doubt, but did you ever cared to think why it is tilted and not straight? Well somebody did and asked about it at "User Experience" (UX) section of Stack Exchange - the popular Q&A website and finally got the answer.

Mouse Cursor

Shocking Video Compares Reality vs Photoshopped Images Of Top Celebrities

We are all aware of the fact that images we see in advertising are Photoshopped, but this video will simply amaze you when you see the difference between reality and the altered version.

Is facebook scamming advertiser's with fake likes?

When it comes to doing business, we don't expect any foul-play by big corporations like Facebook - but, that does not seems to be the case here. As you can see from the official pitch of facebook ads, these ads are supposed to be highly targeted and should result in engagement. However, this is not what advertisers are experiencing - as an example the "US Department of State" spent $630,000 to acquire 2 million likes to their Facebook page only to realize that only 2% of these were engaged. Advertisers are seeing that not only the "Likes" supplied are from fake profiles, but they are way off target even when opting for strict demographic boundaries to promote the content on. Do watch the excellent video posted below on what facebook is selling and what advertisers are getting.

Facebook fraud

SugarSync Starts Ditching Free Customers, Here's How To Move Data To Other Free Services

SugarSync stopped offering Free usage-tier some time ago, and has now started purging old free accounts. SugarSync is ditching free-users including users like me who promoted SugarSync in there early days and earned free referral bonus (140+GB in my case). This is not all, these guys are so unprofessional that when contacted about the issue few months ago I was told that since I have referral bonus my account will be ok and will not be purged in February, which was not the case. Thankfully I received an automated account-purge notice by email and contacting them again I was told that the earlier support staff was mistaken and all free accounts will get purged.

Sugarsync bad review

With account cancellation getting near-by I was left with the task of moving my data to alternative free cloud-storage services, since I am on a slow internet connection downloading and re-uploading was not an option. Thankfully, there are free-to-try services allowing cloud-to-cloud data transfers which comes handy in situations like this where users are left in the lurch.

[Video] Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch

Fixing Java Error - "Missing required Permissions manifest attribute in main jar"

In a bid to beef up the security of Java applications, all versions of Java from v7 Update 51 will feature an enhanced security model making a user system less vulnerable to external exploits. This new security policy of Java will simply not allow users to run any java-application which is not signed (Unsigned), Self signed (not signed by trusted authority) or have missing permission attributes details in the manifest.

Since, this needs a fix on developers side users are simply blocked away from using Java applications which comes short in any of the above security considerations. I faced a similar issue where Dell's iDRAC 6 Virtual Console Client was denied execution by Java citing "Missing required Permissions manifest attribute in main jar" error. Since, there is no updated version of iDrac 6 Remote Console applet with fixed permissions we need to add an security exception for it as demonstrated below to let it run.

Why are Java applications blocked by your security settings with the latest Java?

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