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Russian hacking group reportedly exploited Flash, Windows

A group of Russian hackers has been using flaws in two popular pieces of software -- Adobe's Flash and Microsoft's Windows operating system -- to try to get information about other governments, according to a report published by FireEye, a well-known United States security firm.<p>FireEye in October …

Cybersecurity

Console OS Developers Release x86 Compatible Android Distro For PCs

The idea of running Android alongside another operating system on the PC is not new. Asus, Lenovo and others have already released a few tablets and all-on-one systems that had the ability to switch back and forth between Android and Windows Environments, but the implementations to date have been …

MindMaze's hand-tracking, mind-reading virtual reality headset is just as complicated as it sounds

Paste on the 'trodes<p>Swiss neurotechnology company MindMaze has conceived the ultimate — or at least somewhere around the penultimate — cyberpunk VR setup. Imagine a blocky virtual reality headset that looks like a bezeled Oculus Rift. Where a Rift developer might track your hands by mounting a Leap …

Ralph Baer, the father of video games, has died at 92

It’s a sad day for video games as Ralph Baer, the “father of video games,” has died at the age of 92.<p>He was a prolific inventor who earned more than 150 patents in his life, but his most famous work was creating a machine known as the Brown Box. It was later released in 1972 as the Magnavox …

Surprise: Agriculture is doing more with IoT Innovation than most other industries

Venture capitalists invested a record amount in agriculture and food startups in the third quarter this year, totaling $269 million across 41 deals. Conservis, for example, raised $10 million to offer farmers a real-time view of operations. FarmLogs raised $4 million to deliver apps that help …

After being criticized for its experiments, Facebook pulls the plug on a useful one

Last July, there was a media firestorm when Facebook was caught manipulating user emotions with newsfeed experiments. The data science team wanted to understand how positive and negative stories impacted the way users interacted with content and Facebook itself. Since the uproar, a Facebook …

How to become a software developer without a degree

In 2014, careers in the software industry are wide open – even for people who don't have a degree in the subject. Although it is a highly skilled profession, unlike areas such as law and finance, there are no accreditations or formal exams needed to become a developer.<p>Generally, graduate …

Facebook launches its own 'dark web' site

Facebook has never had much of a reputation for letting users hide their identities online. But now the world's least anonymous website has just …

How to hack and crack the connected home

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New Oculus Rift DK2 Orders Will Now Ship In October 2014

Oculus VR the creators of the innovative Oculus Rift virtual reality headset which was recently purchased by Facebook for $2 billion. It is now …

Ready Player One

Dystopian sci-fi is making us fear all new technology

The news is bleak. With Ebola on US soil, we are one infected monkey away from the plot of <i>Outbreak</i>. Russia is threatening to invade the Ukraine. We …

Using a Raspberry Pi, RFID tags, man builds audiobook player for his nearly blind grandfather

Putting different connected technologies together for individual purposes isn’t just for the geeks any more: we’re now in an age where the ability …

Temporary Tattoo Will Charge Your Phone

Your brutal gym workouts in the not-too-distant future could power your electronic devices.<p>In the latest of a series of exciting innovations unveiled at the American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco, scientists have presented a tattoo biobattery fueled by the lactate present in sweat after …

Watch Surgery on the Oculus Rift, But Maybe Do It After Lunch

While the early prototype Oculus Rift headsets may have given some an upset stomach, a new virtual reality demo is taking queasyness to a new …

Sci-fi survival horror explores the dangers of caffeine

It's an alternate future. Humans have grown to love caffeine to the point where the entire population of Earth is addicted -- so much so that terrestrial sources of the drug are no longer sufficient. Mining ships are sent to the stars to find the minerals that can be used to create a synthetic …

Game Development

How spies can eavesdrop using your phone's gyroscope

In the age of surveillance paranoia, most smartphone users know better than to give a random app or website permission to use their device's …

Why your USB flash drive is ripe for a hack attack

The next thing we need to start worrying about is hackers targeting USB devices.<p>That’s the doomsday scenario that German cybersecurity researchers Jakob Nohl and Karsten Lell from the Berlin-based SR Labs presented last week at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. The duo said trojan …

'Most Secure' Android Phone Hacked at DefCon Hacking Conference

Blackphone, touted as the world's most secure Android phone, has reportedly been hacked in less than five minutes. This feat was accomplished at the …

Depression Quest gets a quiet, but timely, release on Steam

With no fanfare or even a press release, the interactive fiction game Depression Quest has released on Steam. The PC and Mac game is now live and free to download.<p>Its release couldn’t be more timely, given that beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams died yesterday. Williams suffered from …

Do you hear things after playing video games? There's a name for that

When you switch off a video game, a really involving and engrossing video game, sometimes it doesn’t go away. Not straight away. Instead, it can linger in the mind, overlaying the real world.<p>At least that’s according to new research from Nottingham Trent University’s International Gaming Research …

Sleep sensor breaks through $1m on Kickstarter

<b>A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking kit has cracked $1.3m (£809,000) in its first week on Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform.</b><p>James Proud launched his product, Sense, on 23 July with a goal of raising $100,000 within 30 days.<p>But it passed the $1m-mark on Sunday, and has been …

Here's how an old hard drive can become a musical instrument

If you search online for images of e-waste, you'll find mountains of old TVs and laptops, floppy disks and flip phones. But musician and computer programmer Colten Jackson is proving that one man's trash is another man's band.<p>It's all part of a project called the Electric Waste Orchestra. It's not …

Canada says China guilty of cyber attack on top research organization

The Canadian government has accused China of hacking the IT infrastructure of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).<p>The NRC is Canada’s top technology and science research organization, handling research related to space innovations, satellite technology, genetically altered foods, and …

Stanford medical students learn to operate with Google Glass

Like their fellow future doctors down the road in Irvine, medical students at Stanford University will learn surgical methods with a hand from Google Glass. Those studying cardiothoracic techniques are set use Mountain View's high-tech spectacles to stream their views in real-time to instructors …

Google's 64-bit Chrome browser for Windows is available in beta

If you've wanted to try the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows 7 and 8 but have been skittish about the flakiness of very early builds, your moment has come -- Google has released a beta of its beefed-up browser. As with the Canary and developer editions, this more reliable software makes full …

This Is The World’s Fastest Gaming Mouse

Logitech, which creates and sells many peripherals and accessories for computers and electronic devices, says the Hyperion Fury is the fastest gaming mouse in the world thanks to its new "Fusion Engine" technology, which tracks the data from the mouse's standard optical sensor, built-in gyroscope, …

Tor attack may have unmasked dark net users

<b>Developers of software used to access Tor - an otherwise hard-to-reach part of the internet - have disclosed that an attack on the network may have unmasked users for five months.</b><p>The Tor Project said that it believed the assault was designed to de-anonymise the net addresses of people operating or …

How An Oil Engineer Discovered Auto-Tune And Changed The Music Industry Forever

Before inventing Auto-Tune, the software that would change the music industry forever, Andy Hildebrand was a research scientist in the oil industry.<p>Working for Exxon Production Research and then Landmark Graphics, a company he co-founded, Hildebrand developed software for processing data from …

A Dongle That Lets You Squeeze More Connections From Hotel Wi-Fi

You've forked over more than $150 for a decent, bed bug- and corpse-free hotel room. You plop down on the plush duvet and open up your laptop to get …