Tech news – February 3rd 2013 to February 6th 2013:
- Twitter looks to add two-factor authentication to stop password hacks | Ars Technica –
– Sean GallagherTwitter is looking to add another layer of protection to its user authentication. After at least 250,000 account passwords were compromised in an attack against its service last week, Twitter apparently plans to implement two-factor authentication as an option to help users better protect their accounts—or at least it’s hiring people to help do that.
In a job listing posted by Twitter this week, the company seeks software engineers to develop “user-facing security features, such as multifactor … show all text
- AOL In Talks To Buy Gdgt, The Consumer Electronics Review Site Started By Former Engadget Founders | TechCrunch –
I’m hearing that gdgt (pronounced ‘gadget’), the consumer electronics review site founded by Engadget co-founder Peter Rojas and former Engadge..
- The Threat of Silence -Meet the groundbreaking new encryption app set to revolutionize privacy and freak out the feds.
- Avacado: A social network for 2 –
Avocado — Messaging, calendar and more for couples
Avocado for iPhone, Android and web is the best way to stay connected with the most important person in your life.
- New Largest Prime Number –
- The largest prime number has been discovered — and it’s 17,425,170 digits long. The new prime number crushes the last one discovered in 2008, which was a paltry 12,978,189 digits long.
- Google Plus is Google –
Watch this if you want to ‘get it’. Via +Denis Labelle #tl
- WebDev Resource –
Huge collection of apps and tools for web developers. Via +Susan Kitchens on Twitter.The Toolbox: a directory of the best time-saving apps and tools
- Farming content and reposting to Facebook for profit –
Really interesting.This Facebook page you like is actually spam
Welcome to the new content farm, fertilized by Facebook.
- This guy just got angel money to build a permanent colony on Mars | VentureBeat –
– Jolie O’DellWe have for some time been following the fascinating tale of Mars One, a private-sector mission to put humans on Mars — and leave them there, no round-trip ticket, to build a new civilization.
The premise is pure science fiction; wiser souls would dismiss the scheme as the work of starry-eyed optimists.
But we just happen to be science fiction fans, so we’ve been rooting for the mission to earn its wings and begin in earnest. Shortly after Mars One issued its casting call for astronauts last mo… show all text
- Mars rover hammers down into rock -The Mars rover Curiosity used its drill for the first time, hammering down briefly into a flat slab of rock on the floor of Gale Crater.