A hand grenade that is hundreds of years old which was found in the sea.The metal artifacts, some of which are more than 3,500 years old, were found over a period of years by the late Marcel Mazliah, a worker at the Hadera power plant in northern Israel.Mazliah s family recently presented the treasures to the Israel Antiquities Authority.Experts, who were surprised by the haul, think that the objects probably fell overboard from a medieval metal merchant s ship.Grenades were also used 12th and 13th century Ayyubid period and the Mamluk era, which ran from the 13th to the 16th century, experts say.Haaretz reports that early grenades were often used to disperse burning flammable liquid.
The attacks sought to knock sites offline by overwhelming them with dataTwo Israeli teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of running a service that allowed paying customers to attack websites.The vDos service the pair are suspected to have run bombarded target sites with data, seeking to knock them offline.The arrests came soon after cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs posted a lengthy article claiming to expose the controllers of the vDos service.But an Israeli police spokesman told Israeli newspaper Haaretz the arrests had come after a tip-off from the FBI.Haaretz and The Marker reported that Itay Huri and Yarden Bidani, both 18, had been put under house arrest for 10 days.
Two Israeli teenagers have been arrested, accused of running an online service which performed distributed denial of service DDoS attacks on websites for paying customers.Called vDOS, the website went offline not long before the arrests were made.Following their arrests, Itay Huri and Yarden Bidani, both aged 18, posted bail payments of $10,000 £7,500 each.The pair were placed under house arrest for 10 days, were forced to hand over their passports, and were banned from using the internet or any other communication equipment for 30 days.According to the BBC, an Israeli police spokesman who spoke to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the arrests were the result of a tip-off from the FBI.The arrests have also notably come not long after cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs published a long expose on the site, using information obtained from an informant who had hacked the vDOS database earlier this year.
25 bucks might not sound like a whole lot, but you’d be surprised what you can get for such a small sum of money.We live in a world where you can get a cheeseburger for $1, a functioning computer for $5, and thousands of HD movies for $10 — so it stands to reason that you should be able to pick up some pretty sweet gear for $25.During your morning misplaced-my-keys routine, you could use your smartphone to track it down, as long as you were in 50 to 100 feet of the lost item.The Tile would play a little song to help you find the object.Instead of haphazardly squeezing some adhesive out of a tube, Bondic allows you to join two materials together with liquid plastic that hardens under UV light.It’s basically the exact same adhesive technology, just tweaked a little and redesigned for a different purpose.
With many prominent Bay Area tech firms signed onto a legal action opposing President Donald Trump s inflammatory executive order on foreigners entry to the U.S., one major voice remains absent: Oracle s.Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Tesla, HP, PayPal, Airbnb and Salesforce are among the 127 firms to sign a legal brief arguing against Trump s order.So where s Oracle?Well, formerly on Trump s transition team, in the person of company co-CEO Safra Catz.I plan to tell the President-elect that we are with him and are here to help in any way we can, Catz said ahead of a December meeting of tech industry leaders with Trump.If he can reform the tax code, reduce regulation, and negotiate better trade deals, the U.S. technology community will be stronger and more competitive than ever.Catz also wrote a blog post on politics website The Hill supporting Trump and Trump s nominee for Treasury Secretary.Bold change requires a new way of thinking, and President-elect Donald Trump has demonstrated this type of leadership with his choice for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, Catz wrote in a post published Jan. 10.Catz is an Israeli immigrant who came to America at age 6, when her father got a job at MIT, according to Israel newspaper Haaretz.
We’re not talking about those muffled Storm Trooper-looking Apple EarPods or whatever came with your phone, though.Sure, we could recommend Ultimate Ears Pro’s custom molded RM’s, or even Shure’s mind-blowing electrostatic KSE 1500, but at $1,000 and $3,000 respectively, we may as well recommend a summer home at Cape Cod for stress relief — most people just can’t pay those premiums.The result is sparkling clarity, smooth and powerful bass, and balanced sound that outdoes everything we’ve heard at the $100 line.The mention of in-ear monitors might conjure up thoughts of a rock show, which is appropriate given the Audiofly AF180 take center stage on almost all accounts.The high-end headphones swap standard dynamic drivers for a four-pack of tiny balanced armatures, and in doing so, manage to deliver warm mids and vividly-accurate treble without sacrificing any bass in the process.The robust build and above-average passive noise isolation of the SE112+ help mask the melange of sounds peppering the outside world as well, and though the upper register can come off as a tad snappy at times, we adamantly prefer that over the muffled competitors you’ll find at this price.
The Israeli autonomous-driving company Mobileye soared in pre-market trading on Monday on a report that Intel had bought it for $15 billion.Mobileye's stock was up 30% around 6:13 a.m.ET after the Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a story, citing sources, on what would be the biggest acquisition in Israeli high-tech in history.The Jerusalem-based company develops vision-based driver-assistance tools to provide warnings before collisions.Tesla began incorporating its technology into Model S cars in 2015.In January, Mobileye announced it was developing a test fleet of autonomous cars together with BMW and Intel.Mobileye was cofounded in 1999 by Amnon Shashua, an academic, and Ziv Aviram, who is currently CEO.Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley took it public in 2014.Read the full Haaretz report here.NOW WATCH: A $2.5 trillion asset manager just put a statue of a defiant girl in front of the Wall Street bullLoading video...
For now, though, we’ve still got the upper hand(s), as we can safely place virtual reality headsets upon our unprotected craniums without fear of decapitation, accidental laser eye surgery, or any other freaky sci-fi mishap.Virtual reality is often associated with video games, and for good reason.The most exciting thing about VR is that we’re still just scratching the surface and discovering new ways to educate and entertain ourselves.Penrose Studios’ free-to-play, stop-motion VR film experience, chronicling the story of a young girl in a cloud-borne village, is absolutely breathtaking.The 20 minute runtime is an eternity in comparison to most narrative-based VR experiences — few even reach the ten minute mark — but Penrose CEO and founder Eugene Chung considers virtual and augmented reality to be the future of storytelling, and pushing boundaries is the only way to break paradigms.Described by developer Fire Panda as a “real-time virtual reality storytelling experience,” Colosse revels in its sense of scale, with clever details throughout — for instance, the “hunter” character is rendered at just 12 frames per second, while the rest of the film is in 60 — that contribute to its unique atmosphere.
Here’s the short answer: Press the Home button and Sleep/Wake button at the same time.The iPad is a mean, sleek, sharing machine.It can share photos, links, and websites in seconds.The ability to take screenshots may not be the most glamorous feature on the iPad, but it’s certainly one of the most useful, allowing you to capture enlarged PNG images of your display you can then share with anyone.For starters, they’re handy when you need to interface with coworkers, family members, and the Genius Bar from afar.They’ll also allow you to create fantastic guides and flaunt your high score in Super Mario Run and other great iPhone games.
Federal police in Argentina recently discovered a time capsule of evil, hidden inside a house near Buenos Aires.Roughly 75 Nazi artefacts, including everything from a large knife to Nazi medical devices to a photo negative of Adolph Hitler, were uncovered in a secret room.Police are investigating when and how the items entered the South American country.As Haaretz reports, agents from Interpol raided the home of the unnamed owner of the Nazi artefacts on June 8th.The investigators have reached out to Holocaust experts to learn more about where the Nazi pieces may have come from, but members of the Jewish community in Argentina believe that they must have been brought to the country by Nazi officials following World War II.Members of the federal police show a bust relief portrait of Adolf Hitler at the Interpol headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
When it comes to a cozy night’s sleep, you probably think cotton is king.But what if a little linen could also help slip you into a deep slumber?The New York-based manufacturer Brooklinen is bringing linen bedding back to your linen closet with its latest collection.Rich and Vicki Fulop, the co-founders of Brooklinen, have already wowed us with their approach to low-thread count, luxurious cotton sheets.Their budget-friendly bedding might surprise you, but there’s a method to their madness.By using long-staple cotton fibers and delicate threads, the Fulops achieve smooth decadence at a thread count of 300.
The end of financial year sales in Australia are inching closer with each day that goes by.That means there’s some massive sales to look forward to, with plenty of tech selling cheap.This is good news for the consumer, with aggressive discounts available on a wide range of products – from cars to home appliances and pretty much everything else in between.You’ll find plenty of discounted products that are tax deductible, making the EOFY sales a great way to upgrade your business tech too.Taking advantage of these sales online can take the weight off your feet, literally, giving you more time and energy to trawl through the numerous online storefronts to find the best deals – or you can let us do the hard work while you sit back, relax and watch this space.The Australian TechRadar team will keep updating this page with all the best tax-time deals for 2018.
Fake articles made to look like they have been published by legitimate news websites have emerged as a new avenue for propaganda on the internet, with experts concerned about the increasing sophistication of the latest attempts to spread disinformation.Kremlin supporters are suspected to be behind a collection of fraudulent articles published this year that were mocked up to appear as if they were from al-Jazeera, the Atlantic, Belgian newspaper Le Soir, and the Guardian.The creators of the articles made them look genuine at first glance by building doppelganger sites that have domain names extremely similar to the news organisations they are purporting to be.The fake Le Soir story in February said Saudi Arabia was funding Emmanuel Macron’s French presidential campaign, while in July a fake al-Jazeera article claimed Saudi was bribing journalists from Russian news agencies not to write critical stories and a piece purportedly from Haaretz, the Israeli publication, said, also in July, that the family of Azerbaijan’s president had invested hundreds of millions in Israel.The fake Guardian article – which emerged earlier this week – quoted Sir John Scarlett, the former head of MI6, as falsely claiming that the Rose Revolution in Georgia in 2003 was instigated by British and US intelligence services to destabilise Russia.The people behind the fraudulent article built a website that looked similar to the original and made the domain name look plausible by replacing the i in Guardian with a Turkish ı.
Gets its mitts on juicy GDPR-friendly data security techGigya, which is headquartered in Mountain View but started life in Israel, offers companies a platform to manage their customers' details.The platform, which has about 1.3 billion customer identities, collects usage data, but also records customers' opt-in and consent settings.These go into the firm's registration-as-a-service, which manages compliance requirements, including the incoming General Data Protection Regulation.It's this capability that's likely to be the driver for SAP's acquisition, which Haaretz reported was for $350m, as it allows the German biz to quickly position itself in the growing GDPR software market.SAP will also get access to Gigya's 700 or so customers, which include big brands like Asos, Bose and Forbes.
The Israeli government is cancelling its plans to set up a database of all Jewish university students in the United States (roughly 350,000 people) to market them Israeli content, Haaretz reported.Using targeted advertising techniques, the planned purpose of the database was to galvanise interest among Jewish American students in Israel, Judaism, and Israeli activities.As the outlet reported, Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs was working on the project in conjunction with Mosaic United, a state-affiliated fundraising organisation that finances programmes connecting Jewish university students, businesses leaders and philanthropists worldwide with Israel.The Israeli government provides one-third of the funding for Mosaic United’s projects, with the remainder coming from private donors and partnered organisations.Before the database was scrapped, Mosaic United invited bids on the project from Israeli technology companies on its site.The database of “some 350,000 students” would have included the university they attended, local Israeli/Jewish events in the area, and “daily structural mapping of Jewish/Israeli online content,” Haaretz quoted the invitation for bids (or “tender”) as saying.
A Palestinian man in the West Bank was arrested by Israeli police after he wrote "good morning" in Arabic in a Facebook post that was mistranslated by the company's automatic translation software.Construction worker Halawim Halawi had reportedly posted a photo of himself holding a cup of coffee and a cigarette and smiling next to a bulldozer in Beitar Ilit, an Israeli settlement where he works, along with the caption.Facebook's automatic translation software, however, interpreted the "good morning" post to mean "attack them" in Hebrew and "hurt them" in English, Israeli news site Haaretz reported.Israeli police became suspicious of the post since he was standing next to a bulldozer, a vehicle that has been used in earlier terror attacks, the website reported.Halawi was arrested under suspicion of incitement and questioned by police.No Arabic-speaking police officer was consulted before the arrest was made, local media reported.
Facebook has apologised after an error in its machine-translation service saw Israeli police arrest a Palestinian man for posting “good morning” on his social media profile.The man, a construction worker in the West Bank settlement of Beitar Illit, near Jerusalem, posted a picture of himself leaning against a bulldozer with the caption “يصبحهم”, or “yusbihuhum”, which translates as “good morning”.But Facebook’s artificial intelligence-powered translation service, which it built after parting ways with Microsoft’s Bing translation in 2016, instead translated the word into “hurt them” in English or “attack them” in Hebrew.Police officers arrested the man later that day, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, after they were notified of the post.They questioned him for several hours, suspicious he was planning to use the pictured bulldozer in a vehicle attack, before realising their mistake.At no point before his arrest did any Arabic-speaking officer read the actual post.
Facebook's translation algorithms allow the system to handle billions of translations every day, but that is not always without consequences.Facebook’s auto-translate feature allows users to connect beyond language barriers but one incorrect translation of a simple “good morning” proved to be a bit of a disaster for one Palestinian man.When the construction worker posted a picture of his work site, the Facebook translate feature reportedly turned the Arabic “good morning” into a Hebrew “attack them” and an English “hurt them,” resulting in the man’s arrest.According to Israel newspaper Haaretz, the man was arrested when Israeli police spotted the auto-translate message last week, which was accompanied by a photo of the man leaning against a bulldozer enjoying what appears to be a morning coffee and cigarette at a West Bank construction site near Jerusalem.The confusion came from the system misidentifying a similar Arabic word which means “to hurt.”The incorrect translation flagged the post, notifying local authorities who also use algorithms to flag potential threats.
Facebook has apologized after a Palestinian man was arrested by Israeli police for a post saying “good morning” that its automatic-translation service erroneously translated as “attack them” in Hebrew and “hurt them” in English, reports Israeli newspaper Haaretz.The man is a construction worker near Jerusalem, reports The Guardian.He posted a photo of himself last week leaning against a bulldozer with the caption “يصبحهم”, or “yusbihuhum,” which translates as “good morning.”Police arrested the man after they were notified of the post and were suspicious he was planning a vehicle attack using the bulldozer.He was released hours later after police realized the mistake.Haaretz reports that before his arrest, no Arabic-speaking officer had read the man’s Facebook post.
A Palestinian construction worker was arrested by Israeli police after Facebook incorrectly translated the text of one of his posts.Haaretz reports that the man uploaded a picture from his job at a construction site with the text “good morning” in Arabic.When officers used Facebook’s automatic translation service to read the post, the text was mistranslated as “attack them” in Hebrew and “hurt them” in English.According to Haaretz, Arabic speakers said the “English transliteration used by Facebook is not an actual word in Arabic but could look like the verb ‘to hurt’—even though any Arabic speaker could clearly see the transliteration did not match the translation.” No Arabic-speaking officers reportedly saw the post prior to the man’s arrest.Facebook originally used Microsoft’s translation AI, but began using a proprietary translation software in 2016.When contacted by Gizmodo, Necip Fazil Ayan, an engineering manager in Facebook’s language technologies group, provided the following statement:
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