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The US Health Department is using iBeacons to make its employees walk more

Last year Apple introduced iBeacons, low-energy Bluetooth transmitters that wirelessly send alerts to your iPhone based on your proximity, touting them as a way for retailers to reach shoppers more directly with discounts and deals. As it turns out, they may be good for other things too, like helping you stay more physically fit. The US Department of Health and Human Services has installed several iBeacons and other wireless transmitters throughout its headquarters building in Washington, D.C. that send employees alerts encouraging them to “take the long way back to their desks,” and hydrate more, as Bloomberg reports.

The executive in charge of the project calls them “an angel on your shoulder helping you make the right choices.”…

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Snoopy + Bamford Watch Department Rolex: Founder George Bamford shares insights on Charles Schultz cartoon character come to life in this limited edition timepiece

Snoopy + Bamford Watch Department Rolex


When Bamford Watch Department announced their collaborative piece with pop art design house Rodnik Band—on the much-loved cartoon character Snoopy—word spread like wildfire. Bamford Watch Department chose a…

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Cyber attack reveals data on at least 25,000 workers at the US Department of Homeland Security

US government employees are the victims of the latest security breach. A contractor for the government has revealed that sensitive information on at least 25,000 workers has been obtained as a result of a cyber attack. The information includes standard personal details like Social Security numbers and birth dates, as well as workers’ educational and criminal backgrounds. It also includes information on family members, relatives, and acquaintances.

The data is so complete because the hack targeted a company named US Investigations Services, or USIS, which handles background checks for agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security. The breach specifically included information on employees at the agency’s Immigration and Customs…

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Custom Bikes by Bamford Cycle Department : Building a better ride with unique geometry and bespoke carbon fiber tubing

Custom Bikes by Bamford Cycle Department


George Bamford knows what he likes and how he likes it, and has over the years customized all types of vehicles and products for his personal use. The knowledge gained through those many product experiences is what led him to create his eponymous…

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Department of Justice ends investigation into Samsung’s potential patent abuse

The US Justice Department announced today that it will close its investigation into Samsung’s use of patents to attack rivals like Apple. This decision comes after Samsung filed a patent infringement complaint against Apple at the US International Trade Commission and won an order in June 2013 to ban the sale of some iPhone and iPad models in the US. The ban was vetoed by President Obama last August, and now the Justice Department is stating that it sees no reason for the investigation to continue.

The Department of Justice has been investigating Samsung’s use — and potential misuse — of “standards-essential patents” (SEPs) for years now. Companies have to license these kinds of patents to rivals under fair, reasonable, and…

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Justice Department publishes 191 pages of evidence against Kim Dotcom and Megaupload

The US Department of Justice unsealed a summary of the evidence it has collected against Kim Dotcom, Megaupload, and other alleged conspirators on Friday. The 191-page document lays out details on how Megaupload and its associated sites, employees, and operations — termed the “Mega Conspiracy” — operated and, according to the DOJ, committed racketeering conspiracy, copyright infringement, and money laundering. The investigation concludes that Megaupload made over $ 150 million in revenues from premium memberships over the years, plus over $ 25 million in advertising revenues. Those revenues are said to be a direct result of Megaupload’s willful promotion of copyrighted materials.

Perhaps the most interesting revelation from the…

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Department of Defense office manages to find a new fax machine to accept FOIA requests

The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) has managed to replace the broken fax machine on which it receives requests for public information after a staffer claimed the agency needed up to six weeks to buy a new one. The repair comes after a blog brought attention to the excuse that the agency could not purchase a new fax machine “until the start of the new fiscal year (at the earliest),” making it harder for reporters and taxpayers to get government documents.

MuckRock, a service that enables anyone to easily submit public records requests under the press-friendly Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), discovered that the agency’s fax number was working again today. “While the office remains impervious to emailed FOIA requests, we the…

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Happy Birthday Dear Academie: The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and its renowned Fashion Department celebrate their 350th and 50th anniversaries in a major joint project

Happy Birthday Dear Academie


London, Paris, Milan and New York are usually the first cities that come to mind as the breeding grounds of art and culture. Yet it’s in Antwerp, Belgium (with a population of around 500,000), where the ); return…

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Department of Energy hackers steal personal data from 14,000 government employees

The US Department of Energy (DOE) was hacked in late July, an incident that revealed the personally identifiable information (PII) of some 14,000 government employees. According to a memo posted by The Wall Street Journal, the DEO revealed the extent of the hack on Wednesday, saying that both current and former employees may have been affected and that the organization would be providing credit-monitoring and identity theft prevention tools for everyone who was part of the incident. It’s not clear exactly what information the hackers made off with, but the DOE did indicate that no classified information was stolen — however, the stolen PII could be a tool the hackers use to get access to sensitive government systems.

It’s the second…

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Department of Visual Arts Posters by Kent R. Miller

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Posters designed by Kent R. Miller for the BYU Department of Visual Arts.

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