Run iOS Apps in Android?
“We have built a Cider prototype, and demonstrate that it imposes modest performance overhead and runs un-modified iOS and Android applications together on a Google Nexus tablet running the latest version of Android”
A spokesman for the team said he hopes the project helps spur more research into bringing cross-platform compatibility in the mobile world.
EFF Report – Which Companies Protect Your Data Best
It might surprise you to learn that Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, and Google are among the companies who gained a passmark in all six categories, earning the maximum 6-star rating. The EFF has published its findings in a report appropriately headed “Who Has Your Back”, including a graphical summary of results for all companies involved – here: https://www.eff.org/who-has-your-back-government-data-requests-2014
“Far Cry 4” Coming in November
The game will be set in a wild region within the Himalayas known as Kyrat which is undergoing hardships due to a self-appointed king. The title will be released for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 18, 2014. Customers who pre-order “Far Cry 4” will get a limited edition game which includes Hurk’s Redemption, a single player mission featuring Hurk from Far Cry 3.
Sony Pictures Wins Rights to Snowden Story
Greenwald’s book tells the story of the journalist’s covert and risky trip to Hong Kong to meet the National Security Agency whistleblower last year. After this trip, Greenwald and filmmaker/investigative journalist Laura Poitras facilitated the publication of a series of disclosures related to a treasure trove of secret government documents leaked by Snowden, exposing the massive extent of covert US surveillance.
Just as an aside; does anyone else reckon actor Ryan Eggold from ‘The Blacklist’ TV series is a dead ringer for Edward Snowden?
Incredible Robotic Arm – A Breakthrough in Prosthetics
The arm is roughly equivalent in weight to a human limb, but is packed with sensors and motors. EMG electrodes pick up the contraction of muscles in the arm close to the point of attachment, differentiating between up to ten powered movements: