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WTF! It Should Not Be Illegal to Hack Your Own Car's Computer

I spent last weekend elbow-deep in engine grease, hands tangled in the steel guts of my wife’s Mazda 3. It’s a good little car, but lately its …

Open Source Software

Nitrokey, a thumbdrive to encrypt data, emails and logins

Nitrokey is a physical USB thumbdrive developed in Germany to encrypt email with OpenPGP, GnuPG or S/MIME, use One Time Passwords, encrypt your …

George Orwell, James Joyce and short fiction's place in the world of literature

As a writer preparing to unleash a collection of short stories onto the bookshop shelves, I read last week’s <i>Spectator</i> piece by the novelist Philip …

European Space Agency says it found missing Mars rover

The European Space Agency says its Beagle-2 lander, which had been lost on Mars since 2003, has been found.<p>ESA said in a statement Friday that new photos taken by the high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show the lander partially deployed on the surface of the Red …

The big password mistake hackers are hoping you’ll make

You’re smart.<p>You don’t use passwords like the perennial <i>123456</i> and <i>qwerty</i>. Or even slightly better ones, like <i>Cassie86</i> or <i>Cubs1908</i>. Because <i>you put some</i> …

How to Hack Wi-Fi: Breaking a WPS PIN to Get the Password with Bully

Welcome back, my nascent hackers!<p>Like anything in life, there are multiple ways of getting a hack done. In fact, good hackers usually have many …

Wi-Fi

How to Hack WiFi or Wireless Password

Identify your victim<p>Enter the Backtrack Linux CD into your CD drive and start it. Once it starts, click on the black box in the lower left corner to …

The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code

Even if you think the buzz around "learning how to code" is overkill, you have to admit it's here to stay.<p>Just like it's easier to learn a foreign …

The Week in Spandex - Spider-Man, Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Krypton and more

<i>Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War,</i> …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

A Scaling Playbook for Entrepreneurs: Hiring for Growth

<i>Henry Kim is the president and co-founder at Symphony Commerce.</i><p>Generally speaking, entrepreneurs are great at creating something from nothing. We are ideas people, and good at getting them off the ground through laser focus on product concept and development as well as early cultivation of a …

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Dangerous New Malware Affects Android, Jailbroken iPhone, Windows Phone Devices

As mobile device owners, we’re constantly vigilant of the numerous viruses, malware and general non-niceties that tend to be floating about, ready to …

NASA is all about that space, 'bout that space, space travel, in this fun video

You only have yourself to blame.<p>NASA, basking in the sort of attention it hasn't experienced since faking that moon landing, finally had a nervous breakdown and created this wondrous remake of All About that Bass.<p>Actually, I sort of love this. All About That Space is really the result of the …

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time (save $48!)

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free included several great options, including a few that are still free if you …

CIA Offers New Security Checks for ‘Torture Report’ Spies

U.S. spies are worried the long-awaited Senate review will paint targets on their backs. So the CIA is offering to help erase those targets.<p>The CIA …

Former CIA Director Braces for 'Torture Report'

Anticipating a Tuesday release of a report from the Senate Intelligence Committee, Michael Hayden said it's is as if the agency "has been tried and convicted in absentia."<p>Former Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Hayden on Sunday rejected accusations that the agency lied about its use of …

Marines on alert ahead of torture report

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Thousands of Marines have been put on a higher state of alert around the world in advance of the anticipated release of a Senate report on coercive interrogation techniques as a precaution, a U.S. defense official tells CNN.<p>White House spokesman Josh Earnest at the briefing …

The teen entrepreneurs making millions on their lunch break

The business world has always been notoriously perilous -- but a group of young entrepreneurs are proving that cubs can thrive in the lion's den. From California to the Caribbean, Generation Y-ers around the world are considering abandoning formal education and generating successful empires before …

Notorious hackers ‘Lizard Squad’ bring down PlayStation Network. Again.

Social security numbers and home addresses of former and current Sony employees, as well as high-profile actors and other movie professionals, …

Organized Self: Expert Neuroscience Tips For Using Your iPhone Most Effectively

Steve Jobs had a mercurial temperament. He may or may not have had ADHD, but his greatest creation, the iPhone, has enabled habits that verge on that diagnosis for hundreds of millions of users. Think of the image of Jobs holding up the first iPhone with a mere 15 icons on its home screen. Contrast …

Colonize A Hyper-Detailed Universe In Virtual Reality

'Elite: Dangerous' is almost too immersive for the goggles it's played on<p>Anyone who's tried on a consumer virtual reality headset in the last two decades knows how far short that technology has fallen from its promise. A good VR device should track head motion and alter the images relayed to each …

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5 worst right-wing moments of the week — Bill O’Reilly’s latest deranged conspiracy theory

The Fox News host goes off the deep end again, while Mike Huckabee discusses Eric Garner — and gets super offensive<p><b>1. Bill O’Reilly: There’s a vast left-wing conspiracy behind the protests of the Eric Garner decision.</b><p>Bill O’Reilly, or Papa Bear, as Stephen Colbert so fondly calls him, has a warning …

Wrists are so yesterday: You wear this activity tracker round your neck

At the moment, we expect to strap fitness and activity bands to our wrists, but the team behind the Fineck says our necks are a far better place for …