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NSA brags about turning the tables on cyberwarfare hackers

How confident is the National Security Agency about its ability to wage cyberwarfare? Enough so that it's bragging about it. A new round of Edward Snowden leaks published by <i>Der Spiegel</i> reveal that the institution has not only been gearing up for a future of digital battles (it asked for $1 billion …

Anonymous claims first victim in 'Operation Charlie Hebdo'

Hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists after Wednesday's deadly attack on Paris-based satirical newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, and …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Intel's Compute Stick puts Windows 8.1 on your TV for $149

Your Chromecast may be able to play Netflix, but can it play <i>Crysis</i>? Intel's HDMI Compute Stick probably can't either, but the tiny device <i>does</i> have enough power to run Windows 8.1 apps on your TV. Intel has rather impressively crammed in a quad-core Atom CPU, 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, along …

The iON SnapCam is a Wearable Lifelogging Camera That Can Also Stream Your Life Live

The lifelogging camera market is starting to get crowded. One day after Narrative announced a new version of its wearable, always-snapping camera, a …

World's most patient man solves giant Rubik's Cube in 7.5 hours

So you're good at solving Rubik's Cubes, you say? Think you could solve the world's largest Rubik's Cube, which with 17 cubes in each row and column features some 66.9 quinquagintatrecentillion possible positions, according to Gizmodo?<p>YouTube user Kenneth Brandon (RedKB) is a self-proclaimed fan of …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Marissa Mayer is considering buying a cable network.</b> Yahoo considered acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive.<p><b>2. Who is Rony Abovitz?</b> Google led a $542 million investment in his company. We have a long profile looking at who he is and where he came frome.<p><b>3. Elon Musk is getting divorced for a</b> …

HP's New Windows Laptop Is Dirt Cheap And Does Way More Than A Chromebook Can

Windows laptops come in all different colors, shapes, sizes, and prices, while Apple doesn't really offer a budget option for its customers.<p>Spending $500 or less on a laptop is usually considered cheap, but HP's new Stream laptop is so inexpensive its price is almost unheard of.<p>The Windows …

Consumer Tech

Police arrest alleged member of group behind Xbox Live and PSN attacks

An alleged member of the group claiming responsibility for the DDoS attacks that took Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network down for hours on Christmas Day was arrested this week in the United Kingdom. 22-year-old Vinnie Omari, who is believed to be a member of self-styled hacker collective "Lizard …

Hacker behind Sony, Xbox attacks allegedly arrested by UK police

A member of the hacker group Lizard Squad, which claimed credit for taking down Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live on Christmas …

LG will show off curved, 21:9 and 4K monitors at CES

As you've probably read by now, LG's keen on tipping its hand ahead of our arrival in Las Vegas for CES. This year is no different, and with today's news the company focuses on monitors. First up, LG has a 21:9 display with AMD's FreeSync tech in order to keep things smooth during intense gaming …

Police reportedly arrest UK hacker behind gaming network attacks

Lizard Squad probably shouldn't have bragged about being impossible to track following its cyberattacks against the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. According to both <i>The Daily Dot</i> and a Thames Valley Police report, law enforcement arrested alleged group member Vinnie Omari on December 29th -- not …

How Kim Dotcom (Almost) Saved Christmas From The Lizard Squad [Updated]

A week ago, I read an article that claimed the infamous Lizard Squad had been dismantled for good, taken down not by the FBI, but by a rival group of “whitehat” hackers, Finest Squad. It’s a rather good piece, chronicling how the new group essentially beat the digital vandals at their own game, and …

'The Interview': $15 million, 2 million streams

In a landmark moment for digital movie distribution, "The Interview" has earned more than $15 million through online sales in its first four days of release.<p>Sony Pictures said Sunday that the scandalous Seth Rogen comedy was "rented or purchased online more than 2 million times" between Wednesday, …

Anonymous To 'Lizard Squad': Stop Attacking Tor

Anonymous, which has a long history of hacking and cyber attacking governments, corporations, and religions organizations, says, "We don't give a f--k about corporate bulls--t networks, we do care about 3rd world communications."<p>The Tor Project is one of the most effective sites for encrypted …

Christmas Eve

The Tsunami's Wake

It was just after 10:30 a.m. when Noppasri Jailak received a panicked phone call from a neighbor about water surging through their street. The …

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live still have outages as hackers claim credit

After failing on Christmas, Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live are still experiencing problems that are preventing many users from …

High speed internet access in the US reaches farther, goes faster

Thought Google Fiber's gigabit connections sounded fast? Forget about that -- it's going to be like dialing-in to 56k for folks in Minneapolis. US Internet has just announced that it's bring 10 gigabit-per-second connections to the city next summer. The service costs a steep $400 a month, but …

18-Year-Old Artist’s Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they're actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike …

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Wal-Mart protesters demonstrate nationwide for $15-an-hour pay

Around 200 Wal-Mart workers and their supporters marched outside a Long Beach store Friday in support of $15-an-hour pay, part of a nationwide day of demonstrations to push for better wages and working conditions at the retailer.<p>Organizers said rallies and marches were expected at 1,600 Wal-Mart …

Walmart workers launch Black Friday protest

“Most of our associates are very happy,” Walmart’s communication director, Kory Lundberg said on Wednesday, adding that the company offers good jobs with competitive wages, benefits and opportunities for advancement. Lundberg also said that many of the people who show up at the protests are not …

Labor Groups Support Black Friday Strikes Against Walmart

The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Bargain hunters heading to Walmart, in addition to looking for holiday deals, may find workers participating in Black Friday Strikes.<p>Since 2012, Our Walmart, which is an employee labor group, has been staging …

Walmart Stores Are Now Price-Matching Amazon.com

Black Friday is exactly two weeks away and the holiday season is just around the corner, which is causing the competition between retailers to intensify. Now Walmart executives are telling managers at its stores across the U.S. to price-match Amazon.com and other online retailers.<p>Greg Foran, the …

Shooter: 'It doesn't matter anymore if I killed bin Laden'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The former Navy SEAL who says he fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden says he doesn't care if people believe him.<p>"The most important thing that I've learned in the last two years is to me it doesn't matter anymore if I am 'The Shooter.' The team got him," Robert O'Neill said in an …

Samsung kicks off infringement case against Apple with FaceTime claim

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung on Monday kicked off its patent infringement suit against Apple, presenting evidence and testimony to argue the iPhone maker copied two of its patents.<p>The Korean electronics maker rested its defense against Apple shortly before 2 p.m. PT Monday before starting arguments …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …