Henry Hill Dies at 69

Henry Hill dies at 69; mob informant was subject of ‘GoodFellas’

Hill was a onetime member of the Lucchese crime family in New York. His criminal endeavors included participating in the 1978 heist of $5.8 million from the Lufthansa air cargo terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport — the largest single cash robbery in U.S. history — and helping fix Boston College basketball games in the 1978-79 season.

1986 Fresh Air interview with Nicholas Pileggi – Pileggi wrote the book Wiseguy and then Goodfellas with Marting Scorcese.

MIT students make Minority Report-style iPad control system

MIT students make Minority Report-style iPad control system Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have created a Minority Report-style glove and iPad input system for three-dimensional virtual object manipulation called T(ether). The system lets the team use motion tracking on gloves to create and alter virtual items with the iPads used as a point-of-view window to see what the users are manipulating. A demonstration video shows the system having multiple users simultaneously affecting the compter-generated world, both with and without the glove….