Jett Groshinski

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Your smart TV can be hacked over the air, but it's not likely

It only makes sense that putting a TV online theoretically exposes it to hackers, but it's now clear that those hacks don't have to go through conventional internet pipelines. A team of Columbia University researchers has published details of a vulnerability in an interactive TV standard (HbbTV) …

Sony 'overtakes' rival Nintendo in console sales

<b>Sony has overtaken Nintendo for the first time in eight years, based on the total number of game consoles sold.</b><p>Sony sold 18.7 million systems in the last financial year - which ended in March - compared to Nintendo's tally of 16.3 million video games machines.<p>The data was first reported by Japan's …

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Dear Sony: You're No. 1 but Microsoft is coming for you. Let's talk about E3

Sony, you’re in a good place. You’re the best-selling next-generation console, your hardware is more powerful than the competition while being less expensive, and your actions have all but completely dismantled Microsoft’s strategies for the Xbox One.<p>The Kinect is gone, a price drop happened much …

Spied! Millennium Falcon Being Constructed for Star Wars: Episode VII!

<i>Update, 9/11: An intrepid, camera-toting pilot managed to capture a more complete-looking Millenium Falcon and an accompanying X-wing fighter while flying over an airfield in Britain. The aerial photo was tweeted by user FlyMAC, and it shows the Falcon prop’s impressive scale, as well as the</i> …

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McDonald's CEO: 'We Will Support' A Minimum Wage Hike

McDonald's might finally have figured out that paying its low-wage workers more would actually be a good thing for McDonald's.<p>McDonald's CEO Don Thompson recently suggested his company would support a bill, proposed by President Barack Obama, raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from …

Why the rich are ditching their home country

Increasing numbers of the wealthy global elite are saying goodbye to their home country and taking up residence elsewhere in an effort to preserve their riches.<p>Popular destination countries like Cyprus, Spain and Australia have programs that offer a path to citizenship or permanent residency -- for …