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PlayStation 4 hacked to run Linux, Pokémon

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems are just PCs, and now hardware hackers have started doing some very cool things with at least one of these systems.<p>Console-hacking group Fail0verflow has cracked the PlayStation 4 and loaded it up with a version of Linux. This is a big step in the process to …

Linux

The Cyber Activists Who Want to Shut Down ISIS

Somewhere in Europe, a man who goes by the name “Mikro” spends his days and nights targeting Islamic State supporters on Twitter.<p>In August 2014, a Twitter account affiliated with Anonymous, the hacker-crusader collective, declared “full-scale cyber war” against ISIS: “Welcome to Operation Ice …

Social Media

Chinese hackers breached LoopPay, the company behind Samsung Pay's secret sauce

Time to put the party hats away.<p>Samsung, coming off an incredible quarter for earnings, said one of its subsidiaries whose technology handled the …

Cybersecurity

Why India man was lynched over beef rumours

<b>A 50-year-old man in northern India was killed in a mob lynching on Monday night allegedly over rumours that his family had been storing and consuming beef at home. BBC Hindi's Salman Ravi went to Dadri in the state of Uttar Pradesh to find out more.</b><p>It was around 10.30pm on Monday night and the …

India

Muslim teenager Ahmed Mohamed withdraws from Texas school that suspended him over clock

The 14-year-old said he did not want to go to the school after he was arrested and suspended for bringing a homemade clock thought to be a bomb<p>The family of a Muslim teenager arrested for bringing a homemade electronic clock to school mistaken for a possible bomb withdrew the 14-year-old on Monday …

Ahmed Mohamed, Teen Cuffed Over Homemade Clock, Eyes MIT

After encouragement from the likes of President Barack Obama and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, a Muslim high school student in Texas who was arrested after he brought in a homemade clock said Wednesday he wants to transfer to another school.<p>"I guess everyone knows: I’m the person who built a …

Barack Obama

Egyptian billionaire offers to buy island for refugees

An Egyptian billionaire is offering to buy an island for people fleeing to Europe from war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa.<p>Naguib Sawiris, one of the region's wealthiest men, said "there is no limit" on what he is willing to spend to buy an island from Italy or Greece -- where …

European Union
Surveillance

Google’s Latest Chrome Update Emphasizes Speed And Lower Memory Usage

Chrome started out as one of the least memory hungry browsers on the market, but over time, it developed a bit more of an appetite for RAM. Now, however, Google is starting to get back to basics and the latest Chrome release (version 45) focuses on making the browser faster and more efficient.<p>As …

Software

White supremacist on trial for Jewish center killings says he is 'proud' of shootings

A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.<p>Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., who is acting as his own attorney, called himself to the witness …

India just turned off mobile internet for 63 million citizens

Mobile internet services have been blocked in the Indian state of Gujarat (home to nearly 63 million people), following violent protests led by the Patel community after one of its leaders was detained by local police in Ahmedabad.<p>22-year-old politician Hardik Patel, the convener of the Patidar …

Ambulance Drone Concept Delivers Emergency Supplies to Any Location in Less Than a Minute

During emergency situation when someone needs medical attention, every second counts. Alec Momont, a Dutch industrial designer, has made an attempt …

Industrial Design

China arrests 15,000 suspects for alleged cybercrimes

Watch out, cybercriminals! China's got eyes on you.<p>China's central government has arrested 15,000 people for alleged cybercrimes as part of a sweeping six-month probe called "Operation Clean Internet," according to a statement from the Ministry of Public Security.<p>The ongoing campaign, launched in …

Cybersecurity

Qualcomm says your next smartphone will look sharper and last longer

The company hopes its latest mobile chip will win back Samsung, which eschewed Qualcomm in favor of its own chip for the Galaxy S6.<p>Qualcomm promises its new chip will improve your next smartphone's camera while keeping it alive longer.<p>Qualcomm, the world's largest maker of chips for smartphones, …

Gear & Gadgets

Security researchers hack a car and apply the brakes via text

Researchers have hacked a car, remotely activated its windscreen wipers, applied its brakes and even disabled them, all via simple text messages.<p>A group of researchers from University of California, San Diego discovered a serious weak point in vehicle security that allows hackers to take remote …

Remote Controls

Windows 10: broken update forces some users into endless reboot loop

Some users of Windows 10 are reporting issues installing one of Microsoft’s first updates for the new operating system, which traps them in a reboot loop.<p>The KB3081424 update, released on Wednesday, collects a series of smaller updates into one bigger patch designed to make the updating process for …

Software

Google and Alphabet: What does this all mean?

Q&A: Google chief executive Larry Page has announced a dramatic restructuring of the company that will see it renamed Alphabet. We explain.<p>On Monday night, Google announced a surprise overhaul that will see the internet giant split up and owned by Alphabet, a new parent company.<p>Parts of Google's …

Lenovo's latest pro laptops pack 4K and Xeon processors

There are plenty of workstation laptops that claim to deliver on the promise of heavy-duty computing on the road, but they're not usually <i>that</i> much different on the inside than a garden variety portable. You can't say that about Lenovo's monster new ThinkPad P50 and P70 systems, though. The two not …

Computer Hardware