- Witrack — tracks the 3D motion of a user from the radio signals reflected off her body. It works even if the person is occluded from the WiTrack device or in a different room. WiTrack does not require the user to carry any wireless device, yet its accuracy exceeds current RF localization systems, which require the user to hold a transceiver. It transmits wireless signals whose power is 100 times smaller than Wi-Fi and 1000 times smaller than cellphone transmissions.
- A Linux Christmas — Linux drives pretty much all of Amazon’s top-selling consumer electronics.
- Techno Panic Timeline — chart from Exposing the War on Fun showing the fears of technology from 1493 to the modern day.
- Best Paper Awards in CS Since 1996 (Jeff Huang) — fantastic resource for your holiday reading.
Is Privacy Becoming a Luxury Good? — Julia Angwin discusses how much she has spent trying to protect her privacy, and raises the question: do we want to live in a society where only the rich can buy their way out of ubiquitous surveillance?
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