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Here's how easy it is to hack a keyless car

Any car owner with a keyless entry and ignition system, be warned: Chinese security researchers have proven that with equipment costing about $25, hackers could easily open car doors remotely from up to 1,000 feet away, start the cars' engines and drive away.<p>Security experts demonstrate how they …

The ‘Rough Night’ Trailer Will Make You Want To Party (Or Not)

NSFW, btw<p>If the new trailer for <i>Rough Night</i> teaches you anything, it’s that you should probably think twice before snorting a bunch of cocaine with your friends during a bachelorette weekend. That’s the moment things go off the rails (pun intended) for this group of girls, who’ve been friends since …

See How a Showstopping Washington Residence Became an Example of Modern Elegance

With an artful void carved out between the ground floor and bedrooms, a grand Washington house by E. Cobb Architects is a reminder that less can often be more<p><i>This article originally appeared in the June 2011 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Entrepreneur Justin Graham made two decisions after acquiring …

Secure Messaging App Showdown: WhatsApp vs. Signal

So, you’re interested in secure, encrypted chat apps. You have a few different choices, but as with any chat app, what all your friends are using is …

‘Rules’ That Make No Sense, But Everyone Follows Anyway

We are a society of rules. Or, more accurately, we're a society of often dumb rules. If you need evidence of that, look no further than the bizarre …

Retired Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill Recalls The Moment When He Killed Osama Bin Laden In A Dramatic Raid

The hunt for 9/11 mastermind and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden ended on May 11, 2011, nearly a decade after the terror attacks that transformed the globe. Five years after his death, the U.S. was estimated to have spent $3 trillion dollars as a result of his actions. This included not only the …

9 Life Hacks To Help Avoid (And Get Rid Of) Acne Now And Forever

There's nothing worse (well, almost nothing) than waking up to a big zit on your face.<p>When you have acne or even when you just have a once-in-a-while …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2017 Honda Civic Si

How does the new design hold up?<p>The 2017 Honda Civic Si offers a host of improvements over the previous model, including a new turbo engine with more torque and a lighter and more rigid body with an upgraded suspension. But in terms of looks, does the Civic Si live up to its legacy? Compare for …

100 Days In, Trump's Generals Seen As A Moderating Force

When President Donald Trump selected retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for defense secretary, it was a rare choice. No recently retired general had been selected for the top Pentagon job since George Marshall, some 66 years earlier.<p>Mattis had wide support on Capitol Hill from both parties. Described …

All the Passive Aggressive Stuff You Should Never Do in a Relationship

Nobody enjoys being with someone who is always passive aggressive. If you’re not sure what that looks like, here’s an excellent, and funny, …

Middle East startups are growing fast, and that’s even before the flying taxis arrive

The flight from Tehran to Dubai is about two hours, similar to the flight from New York to Chicago. The flight from Cairo to Beirut is one hour and 15 minutes. In more peaceful times, the drive from Beirut to Damascus in Syria would take you less than two hours. The interconnectedness of the Middle …

Middle East

Russia Risks a Showdown With Israel over Hezbollah in Syria

Back in 1967, Moscow shrugged when Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser closed the Straits of Tiran, cutting shipping routes to the Israeli port of …

I just tried Microsoft's new VR system, and it's like stepping into Windows

At about noon on Thursday, I lowered a headset over my eyes and, for the first time in my life, stepped into Microsoft Windows.<p>I was invited to …

3D printed from titanium, Stealth Keys are nearly impossible to duplicate

The idea that you might surreptitiously snap a photo of someone’s house key and build a duplicate from it to break into their home sounds like a …

Genghis Khan's 3 Strategies For Success Could Change Your Life Immediately

Discover how one man became ruler of the largest empire in the world by applying a few simple strategies that can change your life forever.<p>If you want to continue to perform at peak levels, inspire others and become a thought leader in your field, you need to become a consummate learner. As soon as …

The new BMW M760iL XDrive

Supercars are the motoring industry’s answer to the pile of self-help books by the bed, the self-affirmatory postcard tucked in behind the bathroom mirror, or the long afternoon with the personal shopper. When a carmaker that doesn't normally make supercars makes a supercar, it is because it wants …

HTC U Ultra review: disappointment by a thousand cuts

HTC’s oversized flagship is full of recycled ideas and poor execution<p>In a season filled with almost endless smartphone hype and announcements, you’d be forgiven if you missed that HTC, once a major player in the Android world, announced and released a new, high-end phone. That phone, the $750 U …

How to set up a backup phone

Well, it happened. Your phone is lost. Or broken. Maybe even stolen. And because your entire <i>life</i> is contained in that thing, now you've got problems.<p>Your passwords -- gone. Contacts, gone. Trip details, appointment calendar, photos from the wedding, that book you were reading -- all …

5 things I would change about the LG G6

After using the LG's newest smartphone for a few days, there are a few things I would love to see the company do differently.<p>It's hard to deny LG has …

The Honda Civic Si Is Back With 205 Turbocharged HP and Less Weight

For the first time, the Civic Si gets a turbo. We think that's a good thing.<p>Last year, we saw the 2017 Honda Civic Si in thinly disguised "prototype" form, but now we're getting the real thing. The long-awaited Si is making its in-person debut next week at the New York Auto Show, but Honda is …

Will Instagram Star Maggie Lindemann Become Your New Favorite Pop Singer?

If you’re over the age of 30, you might not know who Maggie Lindemann is, but if you’re younger than that, chances are you’ve either seen her face or heard her name. Maggie is one of many super popular social influencers that have been able to accrue massive followings thanks to their eye for what …

Moto G5 and G5 Plus review: Still the best budget phones

The year was 2013, the company was Motorola, and the device was the Moto G. It set a new standard for affordable smartphones, offering a user experience that left the existing sea of cheap, crappy Android handsets in the dust. Years later, it seems the Moto G bloodline can do no wrong. As another …

Phones

This projector could be bright enough for daytime viewing

Epson's $1,500 Home Cinema 1450 has a lumens specification of 4200, brighter than just about anything else for the price.<p>If you thought you needed a dark room to enjoy the huge image of a projector, Epson wants you to think again.<p>The Home Cinema 1450 ($1,500) is an absolute light cannon according …

Understanding Your Gaps: Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't

Within each of us are two competing sides, a polarity of character. Only one leads to greatness<p>Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn't always seem to make …

Leadership

Warning: Dangerous new Gmail phishing attack can easily steal your Google login

Why are the Windows and Android platforms always targeted by malware and other malicious attacks from nefarious hackers? Because they're used by so many people that the odds of a successful attack are dramatically increased compared to less popular platforms like macOS. For that same reason, …

Privacy hawks in Congress call on Homeland Security to warn Americans of SS7 hacking threat

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and California Representative Ted Lieu are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on a mobile network vulnerability that they consider to be a systemic digital threat. In a new joint letter, the two members of Congress questioned DHS Secretary John Kelly about …

America may miss out on the next industrial revolution

Preparing for automation means investing in robotics<p>Robots are inevitably going to automate millions of jobs in the US and around the world, but there’s an even more complex scenario on the horizon, said roboticist Matt Rendall. In a talk Tuesday at SXSW, Rendall painted a picture of the future of …

Stephen Hawking reminds us technology will kill us all and it's all our fault

We are well into 2017 and the situation hasn't got any better, so here comes the routine alert from world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen …

Catastrophic Leak: WikiLeaks Publishes CIA's Secret Hacking Tools

The agency apparently suffered a catastrophic leak, leading to what WikiLeaks claims is the 'largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency.'<p>WikiLeaks today published thousands of documents that it claims are from the CIA's arsenal of hacking and cyberespionage tools, calling this …