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Tiny open-source gadget simulates replacement Amex cards, disables chip-&-PIN

Hardware hacker/security researcher Samy Kamkar is legendary for his legion of playful, ha-ha-only-serious gadgets that show how terrible information …

Courts Will Let the FTC Punish Companies for Bad Cybersecurity

Last week, hackers released a ton of data stolen from Ashley Madison, and scared the shit out of internet users everywhere. Now, with an uncanny …

Windows 10 for the Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard Max Is Here

Microsoft has released the public version of their pared down version of Windows 10 meant for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Minnowboard Max, called Windows …

Raspberry Pi

iPhone’s encryption is so good, not even cops can get past it

Law enforcement has a love-hate relationship with the iPhone. Features like Activation Lock have helped crack down on smartphone thefts, but there’s always the lurking threat of someone asking Siri about 9/11 and accidentally dialling 911 in the process.<p>The latest issue police are butting heads …

Privacy

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …

Raspberry Pi

This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type

“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”<p>Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device <i>disguised</i> as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type …

Why the world’s top Apple analyst is wrong about Macs ditching Intel

The tech blogosphere has been buzzing this morning with news that Apple might be ditching Intel after ‘the world’s most accurate Apple analyst’ issued a report predicting iMacs and MacBooks will shun Intel processors for Apple’s own ARM-based solution within the next 1 – 2 years.<p>The ramifications …

Computer Science

Why the Apple Pay War is doomed

Apple’s mission to replace your wallet with Apple Pay began just last week with support from more than 200,000 stores in the United States, but some merchants have already launched a war against the new payment platform.<p>Over the weekend, CVS and Rite Aid stores blocked Apple Pay access at their …

Apple Releases Guidelines for Law Enforcement Data Requests

In a new legal resources page posted on its website Wednesday night (via <i>9to5Mac</i>), Apple outlined its guidelines regarding requests for customer data from from U.S. law enforcement agencies, specifying what information the company can and can not retrieve from devices upon the receipt of a search …

Pinterest prone to session hijacking

After conducting research I have found that Pinterest social networking website is prone to session hijacking (Man in the middle attack). The attack …

Apple Received 5,000+ Data Requests from U.S. Law Enforcement

You would think the government would be more careful after the NSA fiasco that occurred, but during the first half of this year Apple received 5,542 …

Gear & Gadgets

Qualcomm Is Developing Mobile Processors That Learn Like Human Brains

Qualcomm is developing a new line of Zeroth processors designed to help devices think and sense just like human brains and bodies.<p>This isn't just an …

Just How Advanced Is the NSA's Decryption Tech?

There have been no end of reports about the NSA's mind-blowing decrytion techniques. But just how much of it is super-smart computer science, and how …

Apple: iPhone 5s and 5c Sales Top 9 Million Over Opening Weekend, 200 Million Devices Updated To iOS 7 – MacStories

This morning, Apple issued a press release announcing that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have sold more than 9 million units in their first three days of sales after launching on Friday in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. Apple …

iOS

Here's the First Laptop with Leap Motion Built Right In

Ever since the initial teasers for the Leap Motion controller, there have been plenty of manufacturers getting ready to build it right into their …

You Can Buy Your Own Giant AT-ST Walker on Ebay for Just $16,000

How many of us, at some point or another, have actively fantasized about how cool it would be to own an Imperial AT-ST Scout walker? The answer …

Fa Check

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Panoramic Photography

NSA surveillance: how to stay secure

The NSA has huge capabilities – and if it wants in to your computer, it's in. With that in mind, here are five ways to stay safe<p>• Explaining the latest NSA revelations – Q&A<p>Now that we have enough details about how the NSA eavesdrops on the internet, including today's disclosures of the NSA's …

Hacker News YC on Twitter: "Fukushima leak is 'much worse than we were led to believe' http://t.co/VosVah8RKJ"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Why wearable computers will need advances in notification technology to thrive

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>As we quickly move into an era where even our jewelry, vehicles and household appliances are connected to the web, one of the …

Phil Libin

If public key cryptography were really broken

The solution to a mathematical problem generally considered insolvable would doom almost all trust on the Internet. Could it actually happen? We'd …

3DR Iris Quadcopter RC Drone Now Available To Pre-Order For $730

If you have ever wished you could own your very own rc drone you might be interested in a new creation that has been launched over on the 3D Robotics …

Drones

Oculus Rift Virtual Headset Games Now Available From Oculus Share

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has been available to developers for some since since its successful Kickstarter launch last year and in an …

Virtual Reality

LinkedIn Launches New University Pages Aiming for Students

LinkedIn has announced the launch of new pages that specifically target students looking to go to university. One potential use for this service is …

College & University

Apple Seeds iOS 7 Beta 6 To Developers With iTunes In The Cloud Fix

We weren’t expecting Apple to drop a new iOS 7 beta so soon, but Apple just dropped iOS 7 beta 6 in our laps this late Thursday afternoon. Developers can download the new beta build from the Dev Center or as an OTA update.<p>Once we dive into the beta we’ll let you know if there are any big changes, …

iOS

Best small tablets: Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs iPad Mini vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Gear & Gadgets

Hands-Free Leap Motion Controller Hits 1 Million App Downloads

Remember the hands-free Leap Motion Controller for Mac that everyone went on and on about how cool it was going to be? The one that got delayed until July?<p>Well, it’s been three weeks since it actually started shipping, and the team behind the 3-D motion controller is reporting some significant …

Apps