Hello everyone! Many people have asked me how they can help after the devastating pass of #huracanmaria over the island of Puerto Rico. There are many agencies mobilizing rescue efforts in Puerto Rico especially the Red Cross.
There are also many private groups gathering resources and donations in order to travel to Puerto Rico to deliver supplies and offer expert help to the people of Puerto Rico 🇵🇷. I have created a domain to help link to a local group that are spearheading an effort to get aid to the island http://ayudameplease.com
As you figure out how you can help please keep in mind that there will be many trying to take advantage of this difficult time so please be careful.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all those in need. As to my family and friends still on the island please stay safe especially my parents Ilia Ramos Garcia and Carmelo Torres we love you very much and we hope to hear from you soon.
Matternet has long used Switzerland as a testing ground for its delivery drone technology, and now it’s ramping things up a notch. The company has revealed plans to launch the first permanent autonomous drone delivery network in Switzerland, where its flying robot couriers will shuttle blood and pathology samples between hospital facilities. The trick is the Matternet Station you see above: when a drone lands, the Station locks it into place and swaps out both the battery and the cargo (loaded into boxes by humans, who scan QR codes for access). Stations even have their own mechanisms to manage drone traffic if the skies are busy. Continue reading
Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, is currently making landfall in the Caribbean on the islands east of Puerto Rico, and, like they have with other storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has sent planes in to the storm’s eye. Things get intense. And by intense, I mean pants-shittingly terrifying.
Source: This Video Taken From A Plane Inside The Eye Of Hurricane Irma Is Very Intense
White supremacist Christopher Cantwell first went viral as the star of a Vice documentary about the Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally. Then he went viral again as the “crying Nazi” when he posted video of himself tearing up, afraid that the police were after him. But it looks like Cantwell will now be doing all his crying in jail after surrendering to the cops in Virginia late last night.
According to the IRS, the amount of phishing scams targeting W-2 forms rose sharply this year compared to last. In 2016, around 50 companies and organizations fell victim to such scams while during this year’s tax season, that number increased to around 200. They were aimed at businesses, public schools, universities and nonprofits among others and several hundred thousand employees’ data were stolen.
Most of the scams work by sending a fake email that looks like it’s coming from a company executive to someone in the organization that has access to W-2s — payroll, human resources or financial department employees, for example. The email typically asks for an employee list and W-2s and sometimes requests a wire transfer as well. Since the beginning of 2015, the FBI reports that the amount of confirmed losses from business email scams has increased by 1,300 percent and now totals over $3 billion.
The IRS is asking businesses that have been victimized by these sorts of scams to report them via email through email@example.com. Those that may have been targeted by a W-2 phishing scam but didn’t expose any data should email firstname.lastname@example.org. In both cases, “W-2 scam” should be used as the subject line. Businesses and organizations should also report the scams to the FBI through its Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Source: IRS warns that tax-related phishing scams are on the rise
It’s finally here. The total solar eclipse that hasn’t happened in the US since 1979, and won’t happen again from coast to coast until 2045. But if you can’t see it in person, don’t sweat it. Gizmodo has got you covered.
Click below for more info on how to see the today’s Eclipse.
Source: How to Watch Today’s Solar Eclipse Live, No Cable Required
Having grown up hearing my family talk about what it was like seeing television evolve into what it is today, it must be even more surprising for a 97-year-old to witness the evolution of the car into “the future” we now know as the Tesla Model S. Continue reading