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Posted on | July 9, 2014 | Comments Off
Google Glass wearers can steal your passwords without even seeing them. And they can do it from up to 15 feet away.
Such tricks require a bit of extra machinery — namely, software that the researchers invented to trace the shadows of fingertips as they type a password into a phone. That digital “fingerprint” gets processed through an algorithm and mapped back to the individual keys that the fingers were touching.
From there, it’s easy for the Glass-wearer to hack the device and get access to your entire personal information storage house.
Researchers say the Glass spying software is far more effective than, say, standing behind someone and watching as they type a password into email, or lingering over someone’s shoulder at an ATM. (At the very least, the person lingering would cast a shadow.)
Granted, this isn’t the first time that outsiders have questioned the surveillance properties of Google Glass. Congress is investigating privacy risks posed by the new technology. A coterie of inventors already filed a patent for shielding devices that would protect the average person from video surveillance.
According to SF Weekly, Google representatives insist that Glass is too brightly-lit, and obtrusive, to serve as a spying gadget.
This demo from KRON 4 television seems to prove them wrong.
Posted on | July 3, 2014 | Comments Off
It’s a zoo in the big city. We’re not really sure what’s going on here, but someone caught video footage of an unidentified knife-wielding man who was seen chasing a group of guys around Union Square in San Francisco.
No word on what exactly started this incident, but watching the video, you’ll see the driver get out of his silver pickup truck and chase a few guys around as they taunt him a bit. It appears he’s holding a knife or at least something sharp, but that doesn’t stop the other guys from provoking him — and then hitting him.
According to SF Weekly, Officer Albie Esparza says he’s seen the video but no report was ever filed related to this incident.
This is a good time to offer advice. When an angry man is chasing people around with a knife, don’t egg him on. Someone could get hurt.
Posted on | June 30, 2014 | Comments Off
A few moments of highlights from last weekend’s Tuolumne Lumber Jubileee in Tuolumne City (as captured by the Modesto Bee).
Posted on | June 29, 2014 | Comments Off
On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law legislation enacted by Congress that established Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove as the first protected wild land in the history of the planet.
It wasn’t until that 1890 that the land around the two tracts was designated as Yosemite National Park. Sequoia also became a national park the same year, joining Yellowstone and Mackinac as the United States’ first four national parks.
In 1906, at the urging of California’s most famous woodsman, John Muir, President Theodore Roosevelt and state authorities combined Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove with Yosemite National Park.
About 3.5 million visitors visit Yosemite, according to the NPS.
Posted on | June 26, 2014 | Comments Off
While showing video of an NFL team from Washington DC, an MSNBC host says that their name is “a racial slur that I won’t say here”. Then as she is about to introduce a video of Harry Reid commenting on the team, she feels obligated to WARN viewers that Harry Reid will say the name of the team. There is no word yet if parent network NBC (which broadcasts Sunday Night Football) will offend the ears of MSNBC viewers this Fall by saying the team’s name.
Posted on | June 15, 2014 | Comments Off
Photography played an important role in making Yosemite National Park a worldwide icon.
More than 150 years later, the park’s scenic wonders continue to be photographed on smart phones and iPads.
Story by Fresno Bee.
Posted on | June 13, 2014 | Comments Off
The Father’s Day Fly-In has returned this weekend to the Columbia Airport.
The hours are from 8 AM – 4 PM on Saturday. On Sunday the hours are from 9 AM – 3 PM.
Cessna airplane rides are available for $45. Twin Beech 18 airplane ride are available for $60. Biplane rides are $100, however the price is discounted to $85 for fathers.
Any aviation enthusiast would enjoy this show, which includes warbird fly-bys. Many classic, experimental and restored aircraft will be on hand for viewing by the public. Officials are hoping for a visit by at least one of the famous P51s.
Additionally, there will be classic cars and plenty of vendors with shirts, collectibles, food and drink.
Admission is only $5 at the gate with free parking available on the west side of the runway. A shuttle will safely transport pedestrians to the terminal side of the airport property.
Posted on | May 28, 2014 | No Comments
With the help of Cole Video in Sonora, Tuolumne County Transit has introduced this high quality video regarding the “YARTS” bus to Yosemite National Park. The air conditioned buses offer lots of room for the public and all their gear. Under bus storage is available for backpacks, bikes and luggage. Inside the bus are reclining seats, overhead racks and individual reading lights, plus a restroom. All buses are wheelchair accessible.
Posted on | May 22, 2014 | Comments Off
The Marin Headlands are located on the north side of the San Francisco Bay, stretching from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy this longboarder’s point of view on a picture perfect day. In other words, there was NO FOG!!! And yes, longboarding is directly related to skateboarding in case you were wondering….
Posted on | May 13, 2014 | No Comments
Is there such thing as “art” in video photography? This time-lapse video of the Bay Area will make you believe that there is!« go back — keep looking »