Records

IBM Creates Magazine Cover 2,000 Times Smaller Than a Grain of Salt

Probably the world's tiniest pandas. (Flickr)

A new kooky world record has been set, and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with online Secret Santa.

This National Geographic Kids magazine cover, created by IBM, now holds the Guinness record for the world’s smallest magazine cover, Engadget reports. The tiny panda-filled picture measures 11 x 14 micrometers; in other words, it’s 2,000 times smaller than a grain of salt. Read More

Privacy is Dead

NSA Developing Code-Breaking Computer that Can See All Your Private Facebook Messages Anyway

These German protesters probably wouldn't be crazy about an NSA quantum computer. (Getty)

Don’t waste your energy fretting over the Snapchat leak, because the National Security Agency is trying to develop a groundbreaking new computer that probably already knows you’re making sparrow face in the mirror right now.

A January 2 Washington Post report announced the NSA is working to build a never-before-seen “cryptologically useful quantum computer” Read More

Linkages

Booting Up: Jeff Bezos Bets a Bit on Quantum Computing

MWAHAHA! (Photo: flickr.com/oreilly)

No, Facebook is not outing the links you share in private messages by adding them to your list of likes–though those pages do get an additional, unattributed thumbs-up. But what if you hate-shared the link? What then, Zuck? [Business Insider]

Speaking of: Here come the Facebook IPO lawsuits! [Reuters]

Jeff Bezos and the CIA believe this startup can pull off a quantum computer, to the tune of a $30 million investment in the company. Many others are skeptical. [Technology Review]

This morning, the entire Apple homepage is devoted to a remembrance of Steve Jobs, who died a year ago today. [Apple]

New York City teens can now pay a dollar to have their smartphones stored in a truck just off campus during school hours. Just another chapter in our town’s long, proud history of hustling.  [USA Today]