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You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

Cory's Tedxoxbridge talk: How to break the Internet

I gave a talk last month in Cambridge at the Tedxoxbridge event called How to break the Internet, about how urgent it is that the Internet is …

Tor Is For Everyone: Why You Should Use Tor

EFF recently kicked off its second Tor Challenge, an initiative to strengthen the Tor network for online anonymity and improve one of the best free …

Kipping Handstand Push Up Progression Pt.2

In this series, Coach Carl breaks down the progressions for the Kipping Handstand Push Up, one of the most popular movements. While it may be an …

Urb-E Scooter

Okay, so maybe it took its design direction from the bizarre lovechild of a traffic light and a razor scooter, but that doesn't make the Urb-E …

Electric Vehicles

Anonymous' radio-based networking keeps protesters off the grid

Despite being an internet activist group, Anonymous knows the value of avoiding traditional communication; it's sometimes the only way for dissidents to elude surveillance and service disruptions. Accordingly, the group has just unveiled AirChat, a networking system that uses any available radio …

Just Tap Your Phone On Every Wall and This App Will Draw a Floorplan

It's not a bad idea to measure a room before you go out and buy a bunch of new furniture. And if you've got an iPhone, that becomes less of an ordeal …

Apple TV Owners – Check Out These Great Tips From Reddit

When Reddit user DeepWoods found a new Apple TV under his tree Christmas morning, he asked Reddit for any cool tips for using his new toy. And, as …

This Credit Card Startup Has A Way To Thwart Target-Style Hacking

Look into the future a moment and imagine Christmas shopping 2014. Target offers a great deal on a perfect gift. At the register, you recall that someone stole 40 million credit card numbers from the retailer in late 2013. Then, you as flick your fingerprint across the front of the biometric reader …

Jailbreak Tweak Uses Touch ID On iPhone 5s To Unlock Individual Apps

Since the iOS 7 jailbreak came out, one of the hottest new iOS hardware features that hackers have been looking to utilize is Touch ID in the iPhone 5s. For example, a tweak was just recently released that allows jailbreakers to use Touch ID to simulate pressing the home button.<p>The coolest use of …

OpenEmu 1.0 Console Emulator Now Available for OS X

OpenEmu 1.0, the open source project designed to bring game emulation to the Mac, has officially launched. The emulator, launched after a lengthy …

A Beautiful GIF of Earth Rising Over the Moon's Horizon

With a little Photoshop trick, a shaky video is transformed into a mesmerizing view of Earth.<p>Yesterday, Reddit user Jeckee posted this short GIF of the Earth as it appears to rise over the moon's horizon:<p>The animation, which comes from this Apollo 10 footage, was just a bit too shaky for another …

UN adopts resolution in favor of digital privacy

The UN General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution called "The right to privacy in the digital age," introduced by Germany and Brazil. The …

Atheer and Meta Want You to Touch Your Apps in Midair

Touchscreens have become <i>so</i> 2007, the wearable computing crowd chants. The next big thing for how we interact with our technology, they say, might be …

Apps

CrossOver 13 Lets You Install Windows Apps On Your Mac Without Boot Camp [Review]

Thanks to the rise of the iPhone and iPad, Windows users are switching over the Mac in greater number than ever. If you’ve spent your entire computer life playing in Windows, you’ve probably accumulated quite a few apps in your toolkit that are Windows-only and letting them go during the switch …

Science Geek Gift: Print This Awesome Chart of Electromagnetism for FREE!

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>Last week I had the honor and privilege of giving a talk at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Afterwards I even got to …

Seeking To Expand Beyond Languages, Rosetta Stone Looks To Brain Training

Rosetta Stone has been trying to move beyond its traditional language learning scope this year, and the latest example of this is its purchase of Vivity Labs Inc. for $12 million.<p>Vivity makes the Fit Brains Trainer app and a variety of similar products. The app is, according to the press release …

Language

Datameer Raises $19M As Market For Hadoop And Big Data Analytics Hits An Inflection Point

The data analytics market is starting to boom. Hadoop distributions from big data companies like Cloudera have matured and are becoming more useful as they allow for better ways to perform real-time data processing by using cheap commodity hardware in clusters to spread data and then retrieve it …

Between a quarter and a third of everything on the web is copied from somewhere else

There’s a lot of junk on the web. There is also a lot of good stuff on the web. And then there is the stuff that’s been lifted from the good and dropped amid the dross—the aggregation, the block-quotes, the straight-off copy-paste jobs.<p>The extent of that duplication now has a number: according to …

Matt Cutts

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

Computer Science

No Amnesty For Edward Snowden, White House Says

Looks like Edward Snowden won't get amnesty after all.<p>"Mr. Snowden is accused of leaking classified information and faces felony charges here in the United States," Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said, according to <i>USA Today</i>. "He should be returned to the U.S. as …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Revealed: Pentagon's new superspy plane hiding in secret Area 51 hangar

This is the RQ-180, the Pentagon's new super-spy plane, which has been secretly developed for years. Unlike Lockheed Martin's SR-72 Son of Blackbird,</i> …

This Handheld 3D Printer Could Let Doctors "Draw" New Bones

Waving a magic wand over an injured bone to create a custom, living repair patch sounds like something out of <i>I, Robot</i>. But researchers have created a …

Images of Razer 'Kazuyo' Game Controller Leaked

An image of what might be a MFi (Made for iPhone) controller from computer peripheral manufacturer Razer has been leaked on Twitter by @evleaks, who has been known to provide reliable images in the past.<p>The enclosure controller, reportedly named the Razer Kazuyo, appears to wrap around the iPhone, …

GadgetellSolutions Media

24Jan/18<p>To see the full list of this year’s Top Women in Retail honorees, click here. What do you enjoy most about working in the retail industry? …

Security App Streams Live Video To Contact Or Cloud When Danger Is Near

Most of us are aware that the iPhone can be an effective security tool; there are countless clips on YouTube proving its worth as a recording device, and FaceTime, Skype and the like allow someone on the other end to watch, and if needed send help, when things get sketchy.<p>A recording of a mugging, …

Disconnect Search, Built By Ex-Google And Ex-NSA Engineers, Lets You Use Google, Bing And Yahoo Without Tracking

Started as a side project by then-Googler Brian Kennish back in 2010 to cut out ad tracking during a person’s Facebook browsing session, Disconnect has gone on to raise funding (twice), to work on multiple browsers and sites, and create apps for specific users (e.g., kids), and take on more …

Linquet uses the cloud to make sure you never lose anything valuable again

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Linquet<p>Linquet is an internet of things company with its sights set on connecting real objects to the cloud. The …