Sharks in the waters off of Western Australia have joined Twitter. 338 sharks to be exact. Government researchers have tagged these sharks with transmitters which will set off a computer alert when they get within a half mile from a beach, this then triggers an automatic tweet to go out from the Surf Life Saving Western Australia Twitter account. Sounds like a pretty good system!
The Internet Archive has launched games from some of the earliest home game consoles like the Atari and the Astrocade. You can find games such as Pacman, Frogger and Space Invaders on there, with more on their way.
Yahoo, the world’s second largest email service, has revealed an attempted hack on customer’s email accounts. The company hasn’t said how many accounts have been hacked but it has said it is contacting those who have been affected.
Yahoo is believed to have about 273 million accounts worldwide, including 81 million in the US. If you’ve got a Yahoo account, and haven’t received a notification from the company, it’s worth changing your password anyway, just to be on the safe side.
We’re all waiting patiently for Google Glass to go on sale. But as we wait, consider for a minute how Google Glass would work for you should you not have perfect 20/20 vision? It’s funny because even though they look like they’re glasses, they’re not. Fear not, Rochester Optical has developed prescription lenses that can be worn with the wearable tech. These ‘digital high definition prescription lenses’ are anticipated to expand into fashion and sport lenses for Google Glass when the product launches.
According to a report earlier this month, the answer to that question could be Yes. Based on the class action lawsuit Facebook is facing, it’s alleged that the global social networking site has violated its users’ right to privacy.
Apparently our private messages are not private from Facebook, as the site has been accused of scanning private messages containing URL’s in order to conduct data mining and user profiling. Facebook is fighting back, “We believe the allegations are without merit and we will defend ourselves vigorously”.