Barista's edition for Tue 01 September 2015
India has eliminated tetanus as a mass killer, one year after getting rid of polio
It's been just over a year since India was officially declared polio-free, and the country's public health system has just achieved another remarkable result: tetanus is no longer listed as a public health threat. The success is part of the Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination Initiative, an immunization drive started by the United Nations in 1999 to...
Hackers Stole the Biggest Number of Apple Accounts Ever with iOS Malware
Think twice before jailbreaking your iPhone. A recent rash of malware has helped hackers steal over 250,000 Apple accounts, the largest theft of its kind. The malware only affects jailbroken devices, but if you get pwned, hackers can not only peek your password but also make App Store purchases without your permission.
full article at Gizmodo →
3 major hurricanes are churning the Pacific in rare weather event
The Pacific Ocean is playing host to three major hurricanes at the same time, a never-before-recorded meteorological event likely spurred by a strong El Niño and other factors. Hurricanes Jimena, Kilo and Ignacio were all classified as Category 4 storms - meaning they had sustained winds of at least 130 to 156 mph - on Saturday night into Sunday.
full article at Mashable →
No, These Aren't Self-Driving Cars
Over the past month, this video of traffic at a busy intersection has gone viral. People are sharing it as a demonstration of self-driving cars on the road. And while there's some truth to the general idea that cars will be able to caravan and avoid each other much better in the future, that's not what this video actually shows.
full article at Factually →
Google could face a $1.4b fine in India for rigging search results
Google is being investigated by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) after the agency received complaints that the search giant abused its dominant market position and rigged search results, reports The Economic Times. If found guilty, Google could face a fine of up to 10 percent of its income; the company posted a net income of more than $14 billion in 2014.
full article at The Next Web →
Android Wear Now Compatible With iPhone, iOS App Launches Today
Google has announced that Android Wear smartwatches are now compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 or later. An official Android Wear for iOS app will be released on the App Store today.
full article at Macrumors →
Robot will turn any picture into a Picasso
While some humans have mastered the ability to make visual experiences into paintings, by taking the content and rendering it in a style, scientists haven't been able to replicate the same kind of artistic ingenuity using robots. But now a group of researchers have put learning computers to ork in a way that can create artistic images.
full article at The Independent →