The Pentagon hiring thousands to fill new cybersecurity jobs would seem to indicate real concern for cyber attacks. In their efforts to protect data and citizens, which certainly seems like a good idea, could this lead in the future to an artificially intelligent network like SkyNet, from the movie “The Terminator”? Or can humans and machines work together to stave off cyber attacks, leaving the decisions forever in the hands and minds of humans?
This article in The-Scientist, suggests that much can be learned from examining and modeling all of Earth’s ecosystems. Will this be possible?
TheScientist reports on how human genetics may adapt to ice cold weather.
Oyster.com says they attempt to show what hotel facilities really look like, versus what you see in advertisements. Oyster.com calls these photo fake-outs.
White dwarf stars may be useful in helping to detect habitable Earth-like planets.
Low inflation expectations in 2013?
Allianz Global Investors Distributors LLC warns of the dangers of not paying attention to inflation possibilities.
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Thumb is a new kind of social networking website for instant shopping opinions.
The Scientist reports that researchers now believe they can store 2 million megabytes (presumably 2 terabytes) of information in 1 gram of DNA. This may have implications for future data archives.
Technology Review blogs about Common Crawl, a 5 billion web page database that researchers can use.
The Scientist reports on the various games that are being used in serious scientific research. Some of these are also kind of fun and colorful.
GlassDoor lists there choices for 25 Oddball interview questions.
“A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero…” is a pretty odd thing to talk about at an interview.
While CNET reports that “The Dish Hopper with Sling was removed from consideration due to active litigation involving our parent company CBS Corp“, perhaps what’s most interesting here is that they would have picked “The Dish Hopper” as Best of CES 2013 in the first place.
Anyone who has been following technology has already heard about technologies to ship video around the house, including TVs, tablets, PCs, and other devices. So now Dish has this too. Big deal.
Some old and some newer Comedy establishments that may interest you in 2013.
USA Today listed their choices for best bagels in NY and other areas of the country. I realize that many of these bagel establishments are not new, but this concise list of where to locate the best bagel is too good to ignore.
Also, I placed it under the category of Old, as well as Restaurants, because sometimes what’s Old is NEWWorthy.
Intel claims by end of 2013, ultrabooks will be $599. That’s competitive with tablets, at least for now. Will this help ultrabook sales?
Dr. Dobbs features an article on how programming languages did in 2012. Some of it is new information, because some programming languages live again while others die off.
CES 2013 shows off health gadgets for exercisers.
USA Today offers hints on finding cheap airfares in 2013.