- Pirate Bay hints at effort targeting music industry
Ernesto at TorrentFreak knows more than he is allowed to reveal about how a domain, themusicbay.org, may finally be put to use by The Pirate Bay. I doubt it will be for the originally purported project, a music sharing network. Given what little Ernesto is allowed to share, I suspect it will be more of a hacktivist sort of effort rather than yet another file sharing site.
- Surprisingly clueful response by Microsoft to device hacker
Surely the notoriety that George Hotz has rightly accrued for working on PS3 and iPhone jailbreaks factors into a product manager offering to send him a Windows Phone 7 to fufill his intention of jail breaking Microsoft’s mobile platform. The H Security article also points out the cooperation between the Redmond giant and the modder community on making it possible to run homebrew games on their phones. Isn’t greater risk tolerance supposed to go along with a weak market position?
- Incredibly fast artificial retinas aid amazing pencil balancing stunt
Machine vision is wickedly hard, one of the tougher problems in AI. This research, pointed to by Slashdot complete with a video of the demonstration, is amazing. The kicker is that the retinas in question are analog, silicon components. It has me wondering if some of the analog-like chips, ones I blogged about last year as offering advantages for probabilistic capabilities direct in silicon, are being used here or could be added for even more speed.
- Nanotape could make solder pads obsolete, EE Times
- Threat to an actual (land) commons in the UK, Glyn Moody
- Two more betas of Firefox 4 planned, Open Source at ZDNet
- Pentalobular screw drivers cheap and available for Apple DIYers, The Register