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Chaos Computer Club Bypasses Apple's Touch ID System (With Copy of Original Fingerprint)

The Chaos Computer Club claims to be able to bypass Apple's new Touch ID fingerprint sensor with a photo of the original user's fingerprint. The bypass is demonstrated in this short video:<p>The system is detailed in a how to which requires obtaining the original user's fingerprint:<p>First, the …

iPhone 5S Touch ID hacked by fake fingerprints

Hackers claim to have beaten Apple's Touch ID fingerprint security already, using movie-style fake fingerprints to break into the iPhone 5S.<p>The …

7 GIFs That Will Make You Reconsider Your Decision To Fight UFC Champion Jon "Bones" Jones

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US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

Exclusive: Journalist uses Freedom of Information Act to disclose 1961 accident in which one switch averted catastrophe<p>A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over …

The 2015 Euro-spec Civic Type R tears up the Nurburgring

Honda sets their sights on the front-wheel drive 'Ring record.<p>Honda has set its sights high with the 2015 Euro-spec Civic Type R. So high, in fact, that the company is very quickly chasing down the 8:07.97 front-wheel drive Nurburgring record set by the Renault Megane RS Trophy back in 2011.<p>"We …

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Sony's SmartWatch 2 is better than the first one, but still far too expensive

First announced in June and now ready for its retail release, Sony's SmartWatch 2 continues an unfortunate trend in smartwatches: the materials and design are getting fancier, but the watches aren't becoming any smarter. I got a chance to try one of the new SmartWatches out ahead of this week's IFA …

Russia Not Only Country With Anti-Gay Laws

Many other countries, from Iran to Cameroon, have harsh anti-gay laws.<p><b>A new Russian law that criminalizes "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors" has sparked growing calls from the global gay community and its supporters for a boycott of Russia's upcoming Winter Olympics.</b><p>While …

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The Pirate Bay Celebrates Its 10th Birthday By Launching A Tor-Based Anti-Censorship Browser

The Pirate Bay (TPB), the torrent site that really doesn’t need an introduction anymore, celebrates its 10th birthday today. To mark the day, TPB launched PirateBrowser, “a bundle package of the Tor client (Vidalia), Firefox Portable browser (with foxyproxy addon).”<p>The package, the group says, …

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Did one of the three Lamborghini Veneno owners already lose interest and decide to sell? The story -> http://bit.ly/18eGXF8

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A Day In The Life Of An iPhone Factory Worker

A new report reveals the daily routine of factory workers at China’s second-largest Apple supplier.<p>At the second-largest Apple supplier factory in China, pregnant and underage workers put in 66-hour weeks (China’s legal max is 49) while being forced to sign falsified time cards, according to a …

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Apple's new iPhone 'has fingerprint sensor'

Examination of Apple's latest beta software has revealed a folder labeled 'Biometric Kit' in iOS7.<p>A string of code from iOS 7 revealing 'a fingerprint that changes colour during the setup process' was posted online yesterday, sparking rumours that the new iPhone could contain a fingerprint …

Virus tricks man into turning himself in for child porn

Jay Matthew Riley, who turned himself in for child porn.<p>A 21-year-old Virginia man was browsing the internet when he saw a pop-up that likely filled him with dread. "FBI warning," the message read, informing him that child pornography had been identified on his machine, and instructing him to pay a …

Court stops scientists from publishing codes that could wirelessly lockpick Porsches

Three cryptography experts from a Dutch university have cracked the codes used to start luxury cars such as Audis, Bentleys, Porsches, and Lamborghinis, knowledge that could allow anyone with the right tools to wirelessly lockpick a $300,000 car. The researchers were preparing to publish a paper in …

How Microsoft spent a decade asleep on the job

Once upon a time, a young man named Bill had a vision. He saw "a PC on every desk, and every machine running Microsoft software". And lo, it came to …

Get Paid to Use Your Phone by Putting Advertisements on Your Lock Screen

According to the data, most look at their phone's lock screen more than a hundred times a day. With a new app, every one of those looks or swipes …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

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All Charged Up: Engineers Create A Battery Made Of Wood

The big idea behind Joe's Big Idea is to report on interesting inventions and inventors. When I saw the headline "An Environmentally Friendly Battery Made From Wood," on a press release recently, I figured it fit the bill, so went to investigate.<p>The battery is being developed at the Energy Research …

Locket Puts Ads On Smartphone Lock Screens, Pays You To Use Your Phone

Would you install an Android app that put ads directly on your smartphone’s lock screen? No? What if you were paid to do so, and whenever you swiped to unlock your device, you made a little money? That’s the promise of a new mobile application called Locket, launching today for Android, backed by …

Warm up your wrist: 5M smartwatch shipments expected in 2014

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Smartwatches of some sort have been around for years without truly making a dent in the mainstream consumer market. That’s all …

Apple Plans To Investigate Reports That A Woman Was Shocked To Death By Her iPhone 5

The news comes from statements an Apple spokesperson made to the Hong Kong-based publication South China Morning Post. We've reached out to Apple for confirmation, and we will update if the company responds.<p>The woman was reportedly killed from an electric shock when she picked up her iPhone 5 to …

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You Can Now Buy A Microsoft Surface RT for $349

Following news that a price cut was planned for the Surface RT tablet, Microsoft has made the change today, and is now selling its 32GB model for $349 — down from $499.<p>Available at this price in the Microsoft store and elsewhere, the drop is a clear — if not painful — attempt by Microsoft to boost …

Chinese Woman Reportedly Electrocuted to Death by Apple's iPhone 5

A 23-year-old Chinese woman has allegedly died from an electric shock when using Apple’s iPhone 5 while it was being charged, her family members claim, according to media reports.<p>The older sister of alleged victim Ma Ailun took to Sina Weibo, China’s popular Twitter-like social network, over the …

How Hackers Tapped Into My Cellphone For Less Than $300

In the wake of the National Security Agency cyber-spying revelations, you may be worrying about the government keeping track of your digital life. But, for less than $300, a group of ordinary hackers found a way to tap right into Verizon cellphones.<p>This is a group of good-guy, or "white hat", …