Coworking spaces can be found all over the world, like this one from Industrious in West Hollywood. Industrious started in 2013 and has been growing rapidly. Industrious Back in 2007, there were a grand total of 14 coworking spaces worldwide. It was the early days of the gig economy, when freelancers and other independent workers were just figuring out that working from home wasn't all it's cracked up to be. Looking for someplace other than Starbucks for the holy trinity of WiFi, coffee and camaraderie, they discovered coworking. Coworking spaces are hip, members-only workspaces designed with the mobile modern worker in mind. Picture the set of a movie about a cool Silicon Valley startup. Lots of natural light and exposed brick, good-looking people with laptops spread across high café stools, leather couches and glass-walled offices. For a monthly fee, members get access to more than a state-of-the-art workplace with speedy WiFi and snacks; they join a thriving community of … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Coworking Spaces
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A drone is essentially a flying computer, and is as hackable as any other laptop or desktop device. Brodie Computes Inc./Getty Images We live in an age of hackers. Whether it's yanking payment and credit card information from large retailers, pilfering personnel information from the U.S. government or snatching a treasure trove of juicy emails, salary information and unreleased films from Sony Pictures, the black hats are out there and they're trying to get in. Everything is a potential target, and that includes drones. Hackers have developed malware designed to infiltrate and overtake the small quadcopters that you might find hovering around your local park or eventually dropping off your Amazon packages. They've also come up with a way to bring down the high-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) increasingly employed by military forces [sources: de Looper, Sternstein]. Maldrone is a type of malware specifically aimed at UAVs and intended to hack into drones via Internet … [Read more...] about Can you hack a drone?
This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives. These days, we're having a harder and harder time trusting each other. Trust is an essential part of ordinary living, whether it's picking mechanics based on Yelp reviews, sliding credit cards into gas station fuel pumps or heeding our doctor's advice. But our trust has been eroding for years. In the US, only 33 percent of us felt we could trust our government in 2017 -- a decline of 14 percentage points from 2016, according to Edelman's annual trust barometer study. Trust in businesses dropped from 58 percent to 48 percent, too, while media (fake news!) and social networks also took a hit. That's a problem. The less trust you have, the harder everything becomes. Did that job candidate really graduate from college? Did your brother-in-law really repay that loan? But there's an unlikely solution that might help restore enough faith in strangers to make our … [Read more...] about Blockchain explained: It builds trust when you need it most
Twitter is claiming to have resolved a bug that allowed a group of London-based security researchers to post unauthorized tweets to the accounts of British celebrities and journalists. But the hackers who initially disclosed the vulnerability says that’s rubbish. A Twitter spokesperson told reporters on Friday that it had “resolved a bug that allowed certain accounts with a connected UK phone number to be targeted by SMS spoofing.” However, during a conversation with Gizmodo, the hackers who posted the unauthorized tweets to celebrity accounts appeared able to reproduce the experiment after Twitter made its claim. The Guardian had reported earlier in the day that the bug had been resolved citing the same statement provided to Gizmodo. Pressed for an explanation, Twitter would only say that it is still investigating the matter to ensure its “account security protocols are functioning as expected.” The hijacking tests are controversial because the account … [Read more...] about Twitter Hackers Hijack New Accounts After Company Claims It Fixed Bug
Astronaut Image Gallery The broadcast of the first moon landing in 1969 is an example of NASA's impact on the field of television. See more astronaut pictures. NASA/Getty Images On July 20, 1969, viewers witnessed one of the most compelling live news reports in the history of television: American astronauts disembarking Apollo 11 and taking their first steps on the surface of the moon. This broadcast was a product of over a decade of technological development in TV accelerated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Let's look at how NASA has improved TV technology, starting with those early years. World War II spurred significant advancements in television in the United States. When the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite in 1957, though, the U.S. government was motivated to prove superiority over the Soviets in the space race. President Eisenhower signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958. Since then, people worldwide have … [Read more...] about How has NASA improved TV technology?