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While some people cheered at football games Saturday, Ji-y Ool and his friends shouted “All right!” and “Yes!” at the launch of yet another pumpkin by a type of catapult at Hartwood Acres in Allison Park.
Each of the pumpkins landed with a satisfying smash 100 or so yards away, garnering cheers from members of the Sarah Heinz Advanced Robotics Program and planners for Allegheny County Parks.
Just like the originals, the replica French-named war engine used a lever and fulcrum to accelerate a giant throwing arm.
In the Middle Ages, trebuchets propelled heavy stones hundreds of yards to smash down castle walls.
On Saturday, the much smaller 7-foot-tall trebuchet was assembled with lumber and ingenuity by mentors and Sarah Heinz
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One of many visions of the smart home of the very near future, from British Gas. Image: Benjamin Braun via youtube By Adario Strange2016-10-23 01:27:26 UTC
Winter is here. The Internet of Things (IoT) winter, that is.
All those digital routers, DVRs, “smart” kitchen appliances and IP-enabled cameras you assumed were innocuous as they worked away in the background of your life are rising up like zombies at the behest of the Night’s King of Game of Thrones.
And like the fictional, aforementioned zombie army, it seems there’s little we can do to stop the next big distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, fueled by the malware dubbed Mirai — a word that appropriately means “the future” in Japanese.
But is this latest zombie-flavored hacking attack really “the future” for the Internet of Things?
The first look most of us got at the Mirai malware was back in September,
To read more see the full post at: The Internet of Things is under attack, and it could change our future homes - Mashable
Robotics competition at Englewood High School
ENGLEWOOD – One way to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math is to give them a kit to build a robot and let their imaginations run wild.
“We have 20 teams that we handed out kits to,” said Tami Kirkland, standing inside the crowded gym of Englewood High School. “There are 19 robots that made it here today.”
Kirkland is the executive director of Front Range BEST, a non-profit that hosts an annual robotics competition for hundreds of middle and high school students. Each team was given an identical robotics kit six weeks ago. The students designed and built their robots to complete various farm-related tasks on a course built inside the gym.
“They have corn they can harvest, tomatoes, lettuce, they can plant seeds and they can corral pigs into their pig pen,”
To read more see the full post at: Robots take over Englewood High School gym - 9NEWS.com
The 10-day long workshop on IBM Cloud Computing workshop, organised by Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC), concluded at RVR & JC College of Engineering in Guntur on Saturday.
As many as 80 engineering students and 25 corporation employees took part in the workshop in which Shika, of IBM Hyderabad conducted both theory and practical sessions. She explained to the students the public, private and mixed clouds which are part of the cloud deployment and delivery models.
To read more see the full post at: Cloud computing workshop ends - The Hindu
WASHINGTON — When surveillance cameras first began popping up in the 1970s and ’80s, they were welcomed as a crime-fighting tool, and then as a way to monitor traffic congestion, factory floors and even baby cribs. Later, they were adopted for darker purposes, as authoritarian governments such as China’s used them to prevent challenges to power by keeping tabs on protesters and dissidents.
But those cameras — and many other devices that today are connected to the internet — have been commandeered for an entirely different purpose: as a weapon of mass disruption. The internet slowdown that swept large swaths of the U.S. on Friday, in a nation already jittery about the possibility that hackers could interfere with election systems, offered a glimpse of a new era of vulnerabilities confronting a highly connected society.
The attack on the infrastructure of the internet, which made it all but impossible at times
To read more see the full post at: Attack reveals new vulnerabilities in nation's 'internet of things' - The Seattle Times
Wichita Homeschool was the winner at Saturday’s 18th annual Kansas BEST robotics competition at Koch Arena.
Wichita Homeschool won the BEST Award and Game Award. The competition is sponsored by Wichita State University’s College of Engineering.
By winning, Wichita Homeschool qualifies for the regional competition at Fort Smith, Ark., in December.
Also qualifying for the regional competition were Andale High School, Homeschool of Johnson County, Philadelphia Christian Academy, Pike Valley and Salina South.
To read more see the full post at: Wichita Homeschool wins robotics competition - Wichita Eagle
The last big smartphone I recommended was Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, which turned out to be a bomb that runs Android. After the device was discovered to be so dangerous many airlines have banned it, I’m faintly grateful that mine didn’t blow up during the week I kept it in my trouser pocket. Regardless, I’m still withdrawing my five-star rating.
So what should the thinking man who doesn’t fancy becoming a human fireball buy instead?
Google’s Android ‘own brand’ Pixel phones are a new option in smartphones
Big, powerful and with a few extra techno-tricks, the Google Pixel is pitched as the latest object of desire for those of us who would rather
To read more see the full post at: Talk to the hand! With built-in artificial intelligence and a beautiful design, the Google Pixel is the newest ... - Daily Mail
PANASONIC Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) showcased its latest mobile business computing solutions at GITEX 2016, including the world’s first rugged detachable laptop CF 20, as well as the light weight and slim CF-MX4, which features a sleek and business rugged body. Designed to meet the evolving needs of enterprise customers in the region, Panasonic’s new mobile computing solutions are engineered to withstand drops, spills, dust and grime, not to mention optimal performance in the harshest environments.
Panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad, with its increased flexibility and mobility, are a perfect fit for business managers and their staff for their daily operations. The company also showcased its wide range of rugged tablets, which are available with Windows 10 such as the 20” Toughpad FZ-Y1, fit for design, engineering, and broadcasting applications.
Yasuo Yamasaki – Director, System Solutions & Communications Division, PMMAF, said “we are pushing the boundaries
To read more see the full post at: Panasonic showcases rugged computing solutions - Saudi Gazette
Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids’ toys bring the internet to its knees? It’s beginning to look that way.
On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major internet firm, repeatedly disrupting the availability of popular websites across North America and Europe such as Twitter, Netflix and PayPal.
The hacker group claiming responsibility says that the day’s antics were just a dry run and that it has its sights set on a much bigger target.
And the attackers now have a secret weapon in the increasing array of internet-enabled household devices they can subvert and use to wreak havoc.
Overwhelmed by ‘junk data traffic’
Manchester, N.H.-based Dyn Inc. said its server infrastructure was hit by distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks. These work by overwhelming targeted machines with junk data traffic — sort of like knocking someone over by blasting them with a fire hose.
Jason Read, founder of the internet
To read more see the full post at: Hackers say the attacks, which affected major sites like Twitter, Netflix and PayPal, were just a dry run - CBC.ca
SAS Mobile BI
CEOs work an average of 57.8 hours per week. They spend over half of this time in meetings, on the phone, on conference calls, or attending public events or business meals—and this doesn’t even account for travel. Meanwhile, the business cranks on and trends continue to emerge in markets that demand immediate strategic attention.
These constant pressures and time crunches also impact other C-level executives and key business managers. It is exactly why well-orchestrated analytics dashboards and data visualizations can fulfill executives’ need to know critical information.
In one look, a red, yellow, or green light on a dashboard can tell an executive if systems are functioning well, and if any systems are experiencing slowdowns. If the executive spots a slowdown in the company’s online ordering system during a major sales promotion, she knows this could slow revenue capture, and she can make
To read more see the full post at: The best ways to sell your big data projects to the CEO - TechRepublic