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CyberMap: Live map of Israel’s cybersecurity ecosystem

(IN)SECURE Magazine Notifications RSS - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:33

During CyberWeek 2018, YL Ventures launched CyberMap, the first live map of Israel’s cybersecurity ecosystem. The live landscape enables interactive filtering based on: company category, funding stage, and more. Unlike other industry guides and infographics, CyberMap is flexible, and constantly updated. It allows for continued relevance and wider applicability. Additionally, YL Ventures have curated the list of source data to only include companies they’ve determined are active and engaged. CyberMap is designed to be relevant … More →

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Public, private, hybrid cloud? Take a dip in our GreenLake HPE urges

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:26
If you could buy some hardware too that would be great

At its Discover conference on Tuesday Hewlett Packard Enterprise rolled out a managed service for private, public and hybrid clouds starting with AWS, Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack.…

Help with autoweb plugin...

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:13

I just started using autoweb plugin for tasker and it has a lot of potential.

I am looking to use Merriam Webster's medical dictionary API to return the definition of a term.

Now the base URL is[my key goes here]

Now to get the definition the 'test' in this URL has to replaced with a term you want to define

So the endpoint is{termtobedefined}?key=[my key goes here]

I am so far so good, but I am lost as to how to replace {termtobedefined} in input function through tasker and then return output. Basically I don't know to generate input and output for the API action.

Also the API uses only XML and not JSON

Any help would be appreciated.

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Any better way to solve this?

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:59

I have an exit event to hide scenes and floating bubble. But in this app, everytime I use Autovoice Recognize, the dialog comes up and cause my exit event gets to trigger.

  1. Turn off the exit event profile and then turn it back on when done

  2. Use enter event to get it back when the dialog disappears. I don't like this option. Too many things flashing off / on the screen

Do you have other ideas?

Thank you.

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Microsoft Azure Europe embraces the other GDPR: Generally Down, Possibly Recovering

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:24
We're three hours and counting into outage

Microsoft Azure has tumbled over in northern Europe, and services have effectively stayed down for unlucky customers for at least three hours today.…

AI caramba! Nvidia devs get a host of new kit to build smart systems

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:41
Kubernetes for GPUs, a PyTorch extension, TensorRT 4, and much, much more

Nvidia has released a bunch of new tools for savvy AI developers in time for the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Salt Lake City on Tuesday.…

Using Phone to set an alarm that triggers chromecast

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:06

Currently I have set my phone to play the next song on spotify after the alarm is dismissed. That was the best way I could think of doing it. Anyhow, Is there a way to blast this over my chromecast on my tv? I can't seem to get that portion to work. I've tried the autoinput approach that /u/joaomgcd put together. It seems to make an effort, but only pulls up the home app. I'm running lineageos 15.1 on the Pixel Xl if that matters.

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Laser Cutter Turns Scrapped To Shipped

Hack a Day - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:00

We’ll go way out on a limb here and say you’ve probably got a ridiculous amount of flattened cardboard boxes. We’re buying more stuff online than ever before, and all those boxes really start to add up. At the least we hope they’re making it to the recycling bin, but what about reusing them? Surely there’s something you could do with all those empty shipping boxes…

Here’s a wild idea…why not use them to ship things? But not exactly as they are, unless you’re in the business of shipping big stuff, the probably won’t do you much good as-is. Instead, why not turn those big flattened cardboard boxes into smaller, more convenient, shippers? That’s exactly what [Felix Rusu] has done, and we’ve got to say, it’s a brilliant idea.

[Felix] started by tracing the outline of the USPS Priority Small Flat Rate Box, which was the perfect template as it comes to you flat packed and gets folded into its final shape. He fiddled with the design a bit, and in the end had a DXF file he could feed into his 60W CO2 laser cutter. By lowering the power to 15% on the fold lines, the cutter is even able to score the cardboard where it needs to fold.

Assuming you’ve got a powerful enough laser, you can now turn all those Amazon Prime boxes into the perfect shippers to use when your mom finally makes you sell your collection of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards on eBay. Otherwise, you can just use them to build a wall so she’ll finally stay out of your side of the basement.

[Thanks to Adrian for the tip.]

Verizon promises to stop selling customer location data... for now

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:50
But T-Mobile and Sprint? Not so much

Verizon has promised to stop selling user location data to third parties in response to a privacy campaign by US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR).…

Apple takes $9m kick down under after bricking iPhones

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:33
Victory for the right to repair crowd, but a flea bite for Apple

Apple is facing a $9m (AUS) slap-on-the-wrist for kicking out a firmware update that disabled some repaired iOS devices in Australia.…

iOS 12 will allow users to share their exact location with emergency services

(IN)SECURE Magazine Notifications RSS - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:56

When iOS 12 is released later this year, it will come with a new feature that will allow iPhone users in the US who call 911 to “automatically and securely” share their location data with first responders. How does it work? Since 2015, Apple used Hybridized Emergency Location (HELO), a technology that estimates a mobile 911 caller’s location using cell towers and on-device data sources (GPS, WiFi Access Points). This data was made available to … More →

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Printing Strain Wave Gears

Hack a Day - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:30

We just wrapped up the Robotics Module Challenge portion of the Hackaday Prize, and if there’s one thing robots need to do, it’s move. This usually means some sort of motor, but you’ll probably want a gear system on there as well. Gotta have that torque, you know.

For his Hackaday Prize entry, [Johannes] is building a 3D printed Strain Wave Gear. A strain wave gear has a flexible middle piece that touches an outer gear rack when pushed by an oval central rotor. The difference in the number of teeth on the flexible collar and the outer rack determine the gear ratio.

This gear is almost entirely 3D printed, and the parts don’t need to be made of flexible filament or have weird support structures. It’s printed out of PETG, which [Johannes] says is slippery enough for a harmonic drive, and the NEMA 17 stepper is completely contained within the housing of the gear itself.

Printing a gear system is all well and good, but what do you do with it? As an experiment, [Johannes] slapped two of these motors together along with a strange, bone-like adapter to create a pan/tilt mount for a camera. Yes, if you don’t look at the weird pink and blue bone for a second, it’s just a DSLR on a tripod with a gimbal. The angular resolution of this setup is 0.03 degrees, so it should be possible to use this setup for astrophotography. Impressive, even if that particular implementation does look a little weird.

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Visa pins payment problems on 'very rare' fault in data centre switch

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:29
European boss says 10% of attempted transactions failed

Visa has said that a “very rare” partial failure that stopped a backup switch in one of its two data centres from activating was the root cause of the incident earlier this month that saw millions of transactions declined.…