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This $30 device defeats almost any keyless car or garage door

You probably don't think about thieves when you unlock your car, but Samy Kamkar certainly does. The security researcher known for his droll (and scary) hacks has created a device called "Rolljam" that cracks the wireless entry systems used by car- and garage-door makers. He demonstrated it at …

Home Automation

Steven Seagal Responds To Accusations That His Martial-Arts Demonstration Was Fake

You may remember a few weeks back when we shared video of Steven Seagal doing an Aikido demonstration at a Russian sambo tournament, looking like a pirate in his pajamas teaching the youth to dance. Now this week, a TMZ cameraman has accosted Steven Seagal in an airport to ask him the important …

Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/10/1433954982833/1b7d66ce-79f0-4547-b570-f68f1f82bd4e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the …

Islam

The man who hacks phones with an implant under his skin

If you hand Seth Wahle your phone, he could steal your photos, passwords and more simply by holding it. Rose Eveleth finds out how he does it.<p>Seth Wahle is one of a growing number of people who has a chip implanted into his body. Wahle, a former petty officer in the US Navy and now an engineer at a …

Android Phones

There's A Surprising Reward At The End Of 'The Scariest Trail In The World'

How far would you go for a cup of tea? Would you climb a mountain and traverse a cliffside plank-walk that's been called the the scariest trail in the world? What if that plank-walk lacked railings, and was so narrow it could only be crossed single file? Would you do it all for one cup?<p>This …

Mass Effect: Andromeda - Mass Effect 4 Leak Analysis - Podcast Unlocked - IGN Video

We go through the gameplay details revealed in the alleged leak, and discuss what kind of game it might make.

Isis closes in on Damascus after seizing Yarmouk refugee camp

For more than 50 years, Yarmouk refugee camp was used as a showpiece of Syrian support for the Palestinian cause.<p>Now, after three years of war and siege, jihadists of the Islamic State (Isis) stalk its ruins, the regime bombs the buildings that still stand and the few remaining residents must …

Middle East

Government Is “More Data-Driven Than Most Companies,” Says America’s First Chief Data Scientist

LinkedIn’s former chief data scientist DJ Patil aims to wrangle the government’s data in the service of “precision medicine.”<p>Python and R wonks take note: The United States now has a chief data scientist. DJ Patil was recruited by President Obama personally and just appointed to the newly created …

Samsung ordered to pay $16 million to a guy who admits he didn't invent Bluetooth

The most recent case is a $15.7 million verdict against Samsung over Bluetooth — even though the winner admitted in court that he had nothing to do with the invention of Bluetooth.<p>The man, Gordon Bremer, and his employer, Rembrandt, won the lawsuit even though Bremer said he was not involved in the …

14 tech jobs that pay over $90,000 right now

But which job titles specifically make the most money in 2015, and which ones have tons of job openings?<p>Those are the questions the job-hunting site Glassdoor answered when it created its latest list of the 25 best-paying jobs that are in high demand.<p>And naturally, that list was dominated by tech …

How to fix your cracked iPhone or Samsung phone without leaving the house

You can always take it into the store, but if you don't have a warranty or you're feeling lazy, a nifty startup called iCracked will come to you and repair your broken phone on the spot.<p>You can use iCracked if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Samsung smartphone. You can also choose to sell your phone …

From Mass Effect 4 to MKX, It's The Top 5 News of the Week - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

This week's top 5 highlights the separation of Dragon Age: Inquisition to Mass Effect 4, Mortal Kombat X's Kollector Editions, the next Call of …

Obama Wants To Offer 2 Years Of Free Community College

Obama said in a video message released by the White House that in a visit to Tennessee on Friday he would announce the program to make community college accessible for everyone.<p>Under the proposal, students who attend at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA while in college, and make steady progress …

Cuba releases American Alan Gross, paves way for historic easing of American sanctions

U.S. contractor Alan Gross, held by the Cuban government since 2009, was freed Wednesday as part of a landmark deal with Cuba that paves the way for a major overhaul in U.S. policy toward the island, senior administration officials tell CNN.<p>President Barack Obama spoke with Cuban President Raul …

France Is About To Pay $60 Million In Compensation For Deportations During The Holocaust

The agreement, unveiled Friday and which has been at least two years in the making, should now remove obstacles to the French rail firm SNCF seeking to bid on major railway contracts in the US, including in the state of Maryland.<p>"The US and France have reached a historic agreement for substantial …

Did North Korea Hack Sony?

Hard to believe, but Sony executives and U.S. spies suspect that the huge hack that has taken Sony Pictures' office offline for more than a week was …

X, Y And Z: How The Generations Really Stack Up -- Financially

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>These days it’s easy to get mired in the generational alphabet soup.<p>No matter what day of the week it is, it seems that a new study pops up about the woes of Generation X, the expectations of Generation Y, and the wait-and-see predictions of what will come …

Biden stresses rising income inequality to liberal power brokers

Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the issue of income inequality to a gathering of major donors and activists Friday night, telling them Democrats will work to address it to help working people, an attendee at the event told CNN.<p>The remarks came during a reception for a coalition of liberal …

One Call From Jamie Dimon Stopped The DOJ From Pressing Criminal Charges Against Bankers For The Financial Crisis

Alayne Fleischmann's story is familiar: As a diligence officer, she was privy to the fact that the bank was bundling mortgages they knew might go bad and selling them to investors as low-risk securities. She knew so much that she became a key witness for a criminal case that the US Department of …

Boko Haram: Schoolgirls? We married them off

<b>(CNN) —</b> Boko Haram laughed off Nigeria's announcement of a ceasefire agreement, saying there is no such deal and schoolgirls abducted in April have been converted to Islam and married off.<p>Nigerian officials announced two weeks ago that they had struck a deal with the Islamist terror group.<p>The deal, …

33 Silicon Valley Investors Are Starting To Freak Out About The Tech Bubble They Helped Create

Don't panic — it's not a sign that the boom has suddenly come to an end.<p>But it is another signal, in a series of recent ones, that thinkers within Silicon Valley are beginning to wonder how long this extraordinary growth period will last.<p>This signal should be taken seriously: VCs are the people …

AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor vows to calm city

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's mayor on Thursday called for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, as police beefed up security after a …

Pope Francis blasts life sentences as ‘hidden death penalty’

Pope Francis has branded life-long prison terms “a hidden death sentence” in an attack on “penal populism” that included severe criticism of countries that facilitate torture.<p>In a wide-ranging speech to a delegation from the International Association of Penal Law, the pontiff said believers should …

Galvanize Announces GalvanizeU, A Year-Long Bootcamp That Gives You A Master’s Degree

Tech education startup Galvanize has announced a program that offers practical skills needed to land a job as a data scientist and awards participants an accredited Master of Engineering degree in one year.<p>The year-long program, which will begin in January 2015, will cost you a whopping $48,000, …

She's America's youngest female billionaire - and a dropout

America's youngest self-made female billionaire is 30 years old and a college dropout. The company she founded has the potential to change health care for millions of Americans.<p>Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford University at 19 with a plan to start her own company. For money, she cashed out the funds …

New Smartphone Battery Goes From Dead To 70 Percent Charged In 2 Minutes, Scientists Say

A team of scientists say they've figured out a way to supercharge the lithium-ion batteries traditionally found in smartphones and tablets. And all it takes is adding a readily available substance usually found in sunscreen.<p>The new-fangled battery, developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological …

Router that anonymises internet activity raises $300,000 on Kickstarter

An internet router that aims to anonymise online activity had raised over $300,000 Tuesday, after less than 48 hours on the Kickstarter fundraising site.<p>Anonabox, a 2.4in by 1.6in router, directs internet data that connects to it by ethernet or Wi-Fi through the Tor network, software designed to …

We Need to Know More About What Startups Do with Our Data

Earlier today we reported on an apparent security problem with trivia app QuizUp that saw users’ contact data sent in plain text. Developer Plain Vanilla blamed a fault with third-party software that has now apparently been fixed, but the episode highlighted an important issue – we don’t know …