To Scale : The Solar System

I couldn't pass on sharing this, as I'm reading Stephen Hawking's "A Briefer History of Time". Giving some perspective of the real scale of our solar system really helps understanding why things like getting on Mars or sending a probe to Pluto (which isn't even represented in the…

EU court rules “Skype” is too similar to “Sky,” blocks trademark application

Mark Walton, for Ars Technica : Would you confuse "Skype" with "Sky"? It's tough, I know, but in attempting to trademark the Skype name and bubble logo, the General Court of the European Union has ruled that the name of Microsoft's Skype is so similar to British…

Passion Pit new album : Kindred

Last week, Passion Pit released their new album : Kindred. As a big fan of their work, you could expect my excitement when I saw it on Spotify's recommendations. And boy was I disappointed! After the first listening, I just wondered what I just heard. This wasn't the Passion Pit that…

Photos for OS X is here

I previously talked about the Photos app for MacOS, during my search for a better photo management system. As I said, I previously used (and still use for backup) a combination of Dropbox and OneDrive to store my pictures, but some of them were on both Google Drive and Google…

The CIA campaign to steal Apple's secrets

Jeremy Scahill and Josh Begley, from The Intercept: Researchers working with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Intercept. [...] By targeting essential security keys used to encrypt data stored on…