First Legal Union of Illegal Street Vendors Created In Barcelona

Street vendors across Barcelona's tourist districts last week created their own union to negotiate with city officials. Barcelona has a new mayor, and new policies dealing with the "Top Manta" (for the blankets — or mantas — they spread out on the sidewalk). The recently-elected left-leaning administration in this… Read More »

Posted on 13 October 2015 | 1:55 am

Australian ISPs Not Ready For Mandatory Data Retention

October 13 marks the day Australian ISPs are required by law to track all web site visits and emails of their users, but according to an article on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's news site the majority of ISPs are not ready to begin mandatory data retention. The article's author, Will Ockenden, had previously… Read More »

Posted on 12 October 2015 | 11:35 pm

NASA Chief Says Ban On Chinese Partnerships Is Temporary

Current head of NASA Charles Bolden has spoken out against the 4-year-old ban on collaborating with China. According to Bolden working with the Chinese is vital to the future of space exploration. Reuters reports: "The United States should include China in its human space projects or face being left out of new ventures… Read More »

Posted on 12 October 2015 | 9:02 pm

British Police Stop 24/7 Monitoring of Julian Assange At Ecuadorian Embassy

With news that police are no longer guarding the Ecuadorian Embassy where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been taking refuge for the past three years. According to IBTImes: "London police has announced it will remove the dedicated officers who have guarded the Ecuadorian Embassy 24 hours a day, seven days a week while… Read More »

Posted on 12 October 2015 | 7:24 pm

Ion-Based Data Allows Atom-Sized Storage Cells Similar To Brain Structure

Researchers in Germany have developed a method of writing data with ions and retrieving it with electrons that opens the path for atom-sized storage devices which are similar to structures found in the human brain. The Nanoelectronic group at Kiel University joined the Ruhr Universitat Bochum to seek alternatives to… Read More »

Posted on 12 October 2015 | 6:40 pm

Google Releases Improved Cardboard SDK and Adds Street View

Google announced that its Cardboard VR app is now available in 39 languages and 100 countries for both iOS and Android. "With more than 15 million installs of Cardboard apps from Google Play, we're excited to bring VR to even more people around the world," Google Software Engineer Brandon Wuest wrote in a blog post. You… Read More »

Posted on 12 October 2015 | 5:58 pm