| Links: August 11, 2020

By the time this is going to press, DEFCON 27 will just about be historical past. But badgelife continues, and it would be great to have some way of keeping an eye on the entire badges introduced. Martin Lebel stepped as much as the problem with a DEF CON 27 badgelife tracker. He’s been monitoring the scene since March, and there are these days greater than 170 badges, tokens, and shitty add-ons indexed. Gotta catch ’em all!

Nice tease, Reuters. We noticed this tale in regards to the FAA signing off on beyond-visual-line-of-sight, or BVLOS, operation of a UAV. The article was once accompanied through the acquainted smiling Amazon emblem, main readers to imagine that fleets of Amazon Prime Air drones would undoubtedly quickly darken the skies with cargoes of Huggies and Tide Pods throughout america. It seems that the check reported was once performed through the University of Alaska Fairbanks alongside an oil pipeline within the Last Frontier state, and was once supposed to discover clinical deliveries and pipeline surveillance for the oil business. The most effective point out of Amazon was once that the corporate reported they might get started drone deliveries in america “in months.” Yep.

Ever surprise what it takes to get your widget into the marketplace? Between the entire checking out and compliance necessities, it may be an actual chore. Nathaniel tipped us off to a at hand information written through his good friend Skippy that is going throughout the alphabet soup of businesses and rules had to get a product to marketplace – CE, RoHS, WEEE, LVD, RED, CE for EMC. Take care of all that forms and you’ll be able to ultimately get a DoC and be A-OK.

A French daredevil inventor made the primary crossing of the English Channel on a hoverboard on Sunday. Yes, we understand it’s no longer an “precise” hoverboard, however it is as shut as we are going to get with the physics we’ve get entry to to presently, and being a stand-upon jet engine powered through a backpack filled with gas, it qualifies as beautiful superior. The record says it took him a trifling 20 mins to make the 22-mile (35-km) crossing.

We had a grand time ultimate week across the writing staff’s secret underground lair with this pleasant mashup-inator. Scroll all the way down to the second one merchandise at the web page and you’ll be able to see what seems to be a normal three-panel Dilbert strip; nearer inspection finds that the textual content has been changed through random words scraped from a unmarried article. It seems to be identical to a Dilbert strip, and infrequently the textual content even is sensible with what is going on within the artwork. We’d love to look the code at the back of this little gem. The strip updates at each and every web page load, so have a laugh.

And in fact, the aforementioned secret headquarters is precisely what you would image – a dismal room with rows of displays scrolling inexperienced textual content, each and every with a black hoodie-wearing author furiously documenting the black arts of hacking. OpenIDEO, the “open innovation observe” of world design corporate IDEO, has issued a problem to “reimagine a extra compelling and relatable visible language for cybersecurity.” In different phrases, not more scrolling random code and less hoodies. Do you will have kinder, gentler visible metaphors for cybersecurity? You would possibly win some beautiful respectable prizes on your effort to “constitute other phrases and concepts within the cybersecurity area in an obtainable and compelling method.”

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