‘If you thought $5,000 was too much for a luxury Apple Watch, then this show of excess really ought to smack your gob: Mervis Diamond Importers just opened pre-orders for its diamond-flanked Apple wrist gizmo for upwards of $30,000, CNET reports.
‘Mervis, which offered a $20,000 iPad in 2010, tricked out Apple’s wearable with 18-karat rose gold and eight rows of top-grade diamonds. The result looks something like several diamond tennis bracelets tied together to form a wristband, judging by the mock-up the business posted on its Facebook page last week…’
Another Way to Prevent Identity Theft: Blazer and Jean
RFID-blocking blazer and jeans could stop wireless identity theft
‘A pair of trousers and blazer have been developed by San Francisco-based clothing company Betabrand and anti-virus group Norton that are able to prevent identity theft by blocking wireless signals.
‘The READY Active Jeans and the Work-It Blazer contain RFID-blocking fabric within the pockets’ lining designed to prevent hacking through radio frequency identification (RFID) signals emitted from e-passports and contactless payment card chips…’
FBI confirms investigation related to #Gamergate
‘Rejecting a request for the FBI’s files on #Gamergate and its affiliates, the bureau stated that, while they have responsive documents related to the loose coalition, those files are part of an ongoing investigation, and release “would interfere with law enforcement proceedings.” Who or what is being investigated remains an open question.
‘A number of individuals, including Anita Sarkeesian and Brianna Wu, have reported death threats after being targeted by Gamergate. The response letter is a standard form letter from the FBI, generally used anytime there is a related open investigation on the subject in question…’
How To Avoid The Community Of Open Source Jerks
‘To get the most from open-source software, companies and other big organizations must be willing to engage in the projects important to them. This can be a prickly affair, given how unwelcoming some communities can be. And yet, as Bert Hubert highlights, “community is the best predictor of the future of a project.”
‘Strong communities build strong software. But finding your way into a community that will welcome not just your adoption but also your contributions can be tricky…’