Julian Assange, the mysterious and suicidally brave force behind Wikileaks, will keynote at The Next HOPE, the annual hacker/tech conference summertimes in NYC by the folks behind 2600 Magazine
. This year's event is July 16-18.
Over the years and particularly within the past couple of weeks, Julian has demonstrated some of the key values of those in the hacker and journalist community who strive to get real information out of the hands of bureaucracy and cover-ups and share it with the rest of the world, all the while protecting the sources.
Julian Assange To Give Keynote Address at The Next HOPE
Julian has been on the front page of newspapers worldwide with the revelation by Wikileaks of a videotape showing a U.S. Army Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad that killed a dozen people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news staff. Previous attempts at uncovering the tape through the government had failed and its release clearly showed that there was no active firefight between U.S. forces and those killed, as had been maintained in official statements.
Alex Jason, 15, used his lawnmowing money to acquire what Cult of Mac says “is becoming one of the most significant private collections of Apple devices in the United States.” Jason converted his family’s basement into a museum, called the Apple Orchard, and in a couple years he plans to move it into a former […]
On Saturday, Franky Zapata took his prototype Flyboard Air hoverboard for a rather impressive flight, three miles on the French coast. It’s based on Zapata’s previous water-powered hoverboard. When the first short flight video went up last month, The Verge interviewed Zapata: So there’s three parts to this, right? The board, a fuel tank, and […]
On the left: a Colby Walkmac, “the first battery-operated Macintosh computer and first portable Mac with a LCD display.”
White hat hackers get paid to find holes in their own employers’ online systems, and plug those holes before they become serious security risks. It’s a job that pays handsomely…mostly because few job candidates, even experienced IT professionals, have the skills to scamper over firewalls and infiltrate the deepest recesses of a battle-tested network. But […]
Why buy one of those expensive and confusing universal remotes, clogged with enough buttons to launch a space shuttle, when you could accomplish the same electronic control right on your favorite mobile device? The Blumoo Universal Remote, now just $52.99 in the Boing Boing Store, harnesses the audio power of all your household equipment right […]
You may not love Microsoft Word, but you’ve definitely used it. Other than being one of the most ubiquitous programs on the planet, it’s been the go-to word processing system for more than a quarter-century because it’s as basic as it gets. But occasionally, you’ve got assignments that beg for a lot more options than simple […]