Learn Different Networking Options in VirtualBox - It's Useful To Know What You Can Do With Each Option

Date Published: Wed, 5 May 2021 22:22:42 +0200

Setting up networking is quite a difficult task in VirtualBox compared to other operations. Configuring networking can be done in a few clicks but understanding what are different network modes available and you have to choose a model that satisfies your needs.

In VirtualBox, each virtual machine can have up to 8 virtual network adapters. From VirtualBox GUI manager you can configure four network adapters and using VboxManage you can configure eight network adapters in total. VirtualBox has a built-in DHCP server that assigns an IP address to Guest VM based upon the mode you choose.

See more on the modes at Learn Different Networking Options in VirtualBox

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Configuring VirtualBox networking is easy, but understanding what are different network modes available and how to choose a model that satisfies your needs.

A 'vehicle forensics kit' can reveal where you’ve driven, what doors you opened, and who your friends are

Date Published: Wed, 5 May 2021 16:08:36 +0200

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBT) purchased technology that vacuums up reams of personal information stored inside cars, according to a federal contract reviewed by The Intercept, illustrating the serious risks in connecting your vehicle and your smartphone.

The contract, shared with The Intercept by Latinx advocacy organization Mijente, shows that CBP paid Swedish data extraction firm MSAB $456,073 for a bundle of hardware including five iVe “vehicle forensics kits” manufactured by Berla, an American company. A related document indicates that CBP believed the kit would be “critical in CBP investigations as it can provide evidence [not only] regarding the vehicle’s use, but also information obtained through mobile devices paired with the infotainment system.”

Well this is an interesting new attack angle on smartphones and just shows the goalposts keep shifting.

See Your Car Is Spying on You, and a CBP Contract Shows the Risks

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A “vehicle forensics kit” can reveal where you’ve driven, what doors you opened, and who your friends are.

Signal used its Ad account on Instagram to show you your personal data it can see, and Facebook promptly shut it down and disabled their Ad account

Date Published: Wed, 5 May 2021 15:41:38 +0200

Signal explained how it went down in a blog post Tuesday. The idea was to post ads on Instagram which use the data an online advertiser may have collected about users, and basically show the user what that data might be for them.

However, Facebook wasn't having it, and shut down both the campaign and Signal's ad account. It's unclear which rule or guideline, exactly, Signal has breached in order to get banned.

See Signal tried to run a very honest ad campaign on Instagram. Facebook said no.

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Instead, Signal's ad account on the platform got banned.

You can now make a restaurant booking in South Africa using Google or you could use the Dineplan mobile app directly

Date Published: Wed, 5 May 2021 15:32:07 +0200

The new feature is the result of South African company Dineplan’s reservations management software being integrated with Reserve for Google. This allows users to see live availability at many popular restaurants, and book directly via Google by hitting the “Reserve a Table” button under the Business Profile of a restaurant.

The Dineplan mobile app for Android and iOS can also be used to cancel, confirm, or change their instant booking.

See You can now make a restaurant booking in South Africa using Google

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South African diners can now book tables at thousands of restaurants in the country directly on Google Search, Google Maps, or Google Assistant.

Cognixion’s brain-monitoring headset enables fluid communication for people with severe motor impairment disabilities

Date Published: Tue, 4 May 2021 21:18:14 +0200

Of the many frustrations of having a severe motor impairment, the difficulty of communicating must surely be among the worst. The tech world has not offered much succour to those affected by things like locked-in syndrome, ALS, and severe strokes, but startup Cognixion aims to with a novel form of brain monitoring that, combined with a modern interface, could make speaking and interaction far simpler and faster.

The company’s One headset tracks brain activity closely in such a way that the wearer can direct a cursor — reflected on a visor like a heads-up display — in multiple directions or select from various menus and options. No physical movement is needed, and with the help of modern voice interfaces like Alexa, the user can not only communicate efficiently but freely access all kinds of information and content most people take for granted.

Read how they got to where they are now at Cognixion’s brain-monitoring headset enables fluid communication for people with severe disabilities – TechCrunch

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Of the many frustrations of having a severe motor impairment, the difficulty of communicating must surely be among the worst. The tech world has not offered much succor to those affected by things like locked-in syndrome, ALS, and severe strokes, but startup Cognixion aims to with a novel form of b…

Android 11 Custom ROM List – Unofficially Update Your Android Phone Because Even The Old Samsung Galaxy S III Can Get The Latest Updates!

Date Published: Tue, 4 May 2021 14:49:16 +0200

It's just not true at all that most older phones cannot be updated regularly to the latest versions of Android. Manufacturers choose not to support those devices as they want to sell a new phone to you.

But 3rd party custom ROMs do exist for older phones and often give you the choice of whether to install the Google apps or not. Apart from getting the latest features (hardware permitting) and patches, these ROMs are often include extra features that you don't see in standard Android, and you also usually have a more privacy orientated OS.

The downside is you usually have to do a manual flashing the first time, but after that most ROMs will auto update just like standard Android does.

The site below lists the phones that can install these custom ROMs.

See Android 11 Custom ROM List - Unofficially Update Your Android Phone!

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Want a taste of Google's latest Android 11 update but don't want to wait for your manufacturer? Check out our list of custom ROMs!

OxiKit has developed an open-source oxygen concentrator that can be built for far less than what commercial concentrators cost

Date Published: Mon, 3 May 2021 22:38:20 +0200

More COVID-19 patients have benefited from high-flow oxygen therapy than from mechanical ventilation. That’s great news in places where medical oxygen is cheap and easily available, but that’s always the case. We’ve seen recent reports of hospitals in India running out of oxygen, and even rural and remote areas of the developed world can find themselves caught without enough of the vital gas.

To meet the world’s increasing demand for high-flow oxygen therapy, the team at OxiKit has developed an open-source oxygen concentrator that can be built for far less than what commercial concentrators cost. By filtering the nitrogen out of the air, the concentrator provides oxygen at 90% or higher purity, at a flow of up to 25 liters per minute.

If anyone is interested in this it is worth listening to the Hack Chat on 5 May 2021 that is mentioned in the article. As this is a medical device it should not just be attempted without checking with a medical professional. This is not a ventilator though.

See Open-Source Oxygen Hack Chat

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Join us on Wednesday, May 5 at noon Pacific for the Open-Source Oxygen Hack Chat with Maher Daoudi and the OxiKit Team! In such tumultuous times, it may be hard to remember last week, let alone las…

143 Audio Podcast Episodes of The Anglo-Boer War in South Africa by Desmond Latham

Date Published: Mon, 3 May 2021 22:36:01 +0200

The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 saw the British Empire at the height of its power facing a small band of highly mobile Boers in South Africa.

The war introduced the world to the concentration camp and is regarded as the first war of the modern era where magazine rifles, trenches and machine guns were deployed extensively. British losses topped 28 000 in a conflict that was supposed to take a few weeks but lasted three years.

The link below is to the Pocket Casts sites as Spotify only seems to have 93 episodes available, but other podcasts sources should have it available too.

Listen at The Anglo-Boer War

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The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 saw the British Empire at the height of its power facing a small band of highly mobile Boers in South Africa. The war introduced the world to the concentration camp and is regarded as the first war of the modern era where magazine rifles, trenches and machine guns were deployed extensively. British losses topped 28 000 in a conflict that was supposed to take a few weeks but lasted three years.

Apple Watch Likely to Gain Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, and Blood Alcohol Monitoring In Future Through Partnership With Rockley Photonics

Date Published: Mon, 3 May 2021 21:44:02 +0200

Apple has been revealed to be the largest customer of the British electronics start-up Rockley Photonics, The Telegraph reports.

Rockley Photonics has developed non-invasive optical sensors for detecting multiple blood-related health metrics, including blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels, many of which are only normally detectable with more invasive dedicated medical equipment. Rockley's sensors beam infrared light through a user's skin, much like the existing sensors on the back of the Apple Watch for detecting heart rate and blood oxygen levels.

If so, this is truly big and one wonders, seeing Rockley Photonics is a 3rd party company, whether its sensors could be used by
Samsung and others too in future. It does seem though, given Apple's long-standing research with medical institutions already, that they will have a head start as the software side also needs to work well with the sensors. Right now though it is all rumoured as there is no finished product, but it is certainly something we'd like to see.

See Apple Watch Likely to Gain Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, and Blood Alcohol Monitoring

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The Apple Watch may gain the ability to measure blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels, according to newly-revealed information...

Meet Enve: Cross-Platform Open Source 2D Animation Software

Date Published: Mon, 3 May 2021 17:11:56 +0200

Enve is a cross-platform application that allows you to create vector animations and raster animations. You can even use audio and video files for creating your animation.

Enve is open-source software using GPL 3 license. It is available for Linux, macOS and Windows.

See Enve: An Open Source 2D Animation App for Linux & Windows

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Enve is a cross-platform 2D animation software that allows you to create vector animations and raster animations.

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