Fish Aims To Beat Pokemon [Link]

  You may remember that earlier this year more than a million players worked together to beat Pokemon by issuing commands in a chat window of gaming streaming site Twitch. Now a fish is attempting to do the same, though it probably doesn’t know it: Two students have hooked a camera up to a fishbowl, divided […]

How Fast Is Your State’s Internet? [Link]

Communications firm Broadview has put together a map of the average broadband speeds (apparently for downloads, though that isn’t clear) for each state. Using Akamai’s “State of the Internet” Report, we were able to find the average internet speed in each state.   The speeds are measured in megabits per second (mbps) which is simply a measurement […]

Congressional Computer Banned By Wikipedia

An IP address at the House of Representatives has received a 10-day ban from anonymous edits on Wikipedia. It follows malicious edits receiving unwanted publicity. A Twitter account, @congressedits, automatically posts a message whenever a computer using any IP address assigned to Congress makes an edit. While it may be that some representatives and their […]

Facebook Adds Read-It-Later Feature

Facebook has added a “Save” feature that acts like a bookmark tool for linked content on your news feed. Unlike tools such as Instapaper, it doesn’t allow offline viewing. The feature will be available on both the desktop website version of the site and on the official Android/iOS apps. On posts which contain a link, […]

Journalist Publishes Own Twitter Password; Pays Price

A Wall Street Journal  journalist has published his Twitter password to prove the value of two-factor authentication. Christopher Mims remains unhacked, but his argument hasn’t been entirely borne out. Mims wrote a piece titled “The Password Is Finally Dying. Here’s Mine” with the subheading “Device-Based Authentication Is Making Passwords Irrelevant.” Ironically the piece is behind a […]