All tagged 47-2016

Free Skates are Strangely Awesome | YouTube

I’ve done lots of extreme sports in my youth, from BMX to Skateboards and home built half pipes to street freestyle. It may just be my age speaking here but man free Skates are strangely awesome. If you haven’t heard of them before check out this youtube video.  While watching Isamu Yamamoto shredding keep in mind he is only 13 years old.

Fingbox | Indiegogo

One of my favorite network scanning tools on iOS is Fing. Today they enter the world of hardware as they blow past their Indiegogo goal by 326%.  Fing has developed a simple device aimed to secure and troubleshoot your home network. The idea is it would be able to sense anything out of the ordinary and report back. Such things as new devices on your network changes in your internet performance, or simply find out who’s home.

This is a great idea if the price is right. Most (being overly generous) upper-end routers have similar features, hover Fing always did a clean nice job. I’m excited and interested in getting my hands on one to test.  But as all things crowdsourced we never know when that is until it’s out. Fing is shooting for a June 2017 launch.

IBM opens new Cambridge, MA security headquarters with massive cyber range | TechCrunch

IBM today opened its new security headquarters in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA, with what the company is calling the first commercial cyber range.

A cyber range is a networked environment used for security testing. It's more common amongst military or military contractors. IBM's Setup has been named X-Force Command. It is a massive setup consisting of 36 operators stations providing realistic simulations of a cyber crisis.

I Geek out just a bit on this stuff.

GHOST IN THE SHELL - Official Trailer | YouTube

I was a big fan of the original and I'm looking forward to the live action remake of  Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell. There is some controversy surrounding the casting of Scarlett Johansson as “The Major” but I think she will be a great fit for the role.  For those who don’t know the premise of the movie. The Major is a Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field commander and her task force “Section 9” take down cyber criminals and hackers.