Tech Tri­umphs and Tragedies

A monthly snap­shot of what’s good and bad in tech

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TRI­UMPHS

SAVED FROM PREDA­TOR

Re­searchers have de­vel­oped a graphine film that acts as adap­tive ther­mal cam­ou­flage, ef­fec­tively mask­ing hot ob­jects.

FACE­BOOK TESTS AR ADS

Try that lip­stick first, vir­tu­ally at least, as new aug­mented re­al­ity ads put prod­ucts on peo­ple.

LO­CA­TION IS PRI­VATE

The Supreme Court has ruled that where you were or are is your busi­ness, un­less a war­rant says oth­er­wise.

TRAGEDIES

GAS PUMP HACKED

Detroit po­lice are look­ing for two thieves who re­motely stopped a gas pump’s fuel cut-off and made off with about 600 gal­lons of gas.

EXACTIS DOES IT AGAIN

Af­ter last year’s data breach, this time de­tails on 230m Amer­i­cans were left on a pub­lic server.

TRACKER TOO RE­VEAL­ING

Po­lar has pulled its pub­licly view­able map, which re­vealed where you were ex­er­cis­ing, even if that was in the White House.

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