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A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box for DIY Guns

Five years ago, 25-year-old radical libertarian Cody Wilson stood on a remote central Texas gun range and pulled the trigger on the world’s first …

Guns

New WPA3 Wi-Fi Standard Released

On Monday, the Wi-Fi Alliance, the organization that manages Wi-Fi technologies, announced the official release of WPA3. WPA3 is the latest version …

Information Security

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I joined a guerilla mission to turn city trees into fruit trees

A ragtag group of guerilla gardeners and I marched down the street with a covert mission: to turn a row of city trees into a different species of …

New York City

Blockchain gets real: Food, jewelry, shipping industries pilot use cases

Pimiento<p>OP<p>1st Post<p>" ...that participants in the supply chain must transfer the custody of these products every step of the way. " this will probably …

Why the man who tried to sell Windows recovery discs will go to prison | Ars Technica

Eric Lundgren paid a company in China to print thousands of Dell-branded recovery CDs.<p>A California man has been ordered to prison for 15 months after …

Behind the scenes with the hackers who unlocked the Nintendo Switch | Ars Technica

"The best way to get a chip security audited is to put it in a game console"<p>For end users, Monday's public disclosure of the Fusée Gelée exploit will …

Intellectual Ammunition

You've heard me say it before. When it comes to the gun rights debate and the fight, being right doesn't really matter. Winning is the only thing …

Guns

The 2A -- The Gun Loophole

Control the terminology and you control the conversation.<p>Saturday Night Special. Junk guns. Assault weapons. Hidden guns. Gun Show Loophole.<p>Those …

How to install standalone Signal Desktop on Ubuntu 17.10, Linux Mint 18.2

Signal is an open source messaging application developed by Open Whisper Systems. It made it debut and mark as a mobile application, and a desktop …

Bitcoin Tech Has Some Interesting Implications for Game Design

It's not all about GPUs.

Canonical Donates Ubuntu Phones to UBports to Continue Ubuntu Touch Development - Updated

<b>UBports devs announced today on Twitter that Canonical sent them a few old Ubuntu Phone devices to continue the development of the Ubuntu Touch</b> …

The e-waste warrior, 28,000 copied Windows restore discs, and a fight to stay out of jail

Tech recycler fights prison term for handing out recovery CDsA California electronics recycler is fighting to stay out of jail after he admitted …

Beer industry could be key to saving Arizona's Verde River

PHOENIX — A solution to saving the Verde River, one of central Arizona’s most important rivers, could come in an unlikely form: A cold glass of …

A Cartographer Is Mapping All of the UK’s National Parks, J.R.R. Tolkien-Style

Peak District National Park<p>Peak District National Park<p>Cartographer Dan Bell makes national parks into fantasy lands. Bell, who lives near Lake …

SFWA Finally Notices Internet Archive’s Decade Old Open Library, Decides It’s Piracy

I like to stay on top of relevant news and development in the publishing industry, but sometimes I might miss a story and only find out weeks or …

Highly Anonymized Cryptocurrency Monero Peeks Out Of The Shadows

Weezer and Mariah Carey merch are part of a mainstream push for a cryptocurrency that hackers are surreptitiously mining on hijacked computers.<p>Over the past year, the privacy-focused cryptocurrency monero has grown by more than 3,000%, and in recent weeks soared to new heights, trading above $330 …

Cryptocurrency

Arizona brothers tap into craft cider making to help veterans

PHOENIX — Two Arizona brothers are launching the state’s first cider house and taproom on Veterans Day in an effort to produce high-quality drinks …

8 Tools to Easily Create Your Own Custom Linux Distro

When there are so many Linux distros out there, you are probably wondering why one would want to create his/her own distro instead of getting a …

Now Waluigi Is In Breath Of The Wild

We’ve seen <i>GTA</i>, <i>Mario</i> and <i>Minecraft</i> modded into <i>Breath of the Wild</i> on Wii U and PC, but now we are getting into the <i>good stuff</i>.<p>This Waluigi skin is by …

Breath of the Wild

Suppression Without the Wait

Well, SilencerCo gave the people what they want – a silencer without the wait that’s available for ALL 50 states. The Maxim 50 is an integrally …

Guns

15 Years Later, Looking Back on Animal Crossing's Sugarcoated Dose of Reality

In the world of Animal Crossing, you never want to upset resident mole Mr. Resetti. The only way to really rile him up is to turn off your game …

Animal Crossing

Hack Brief: Patch Your Android Phone To Block An Evil ‘Toast’ Attack

Modern smartphones take pains to “sandbox” apps, keeping them carefully segregated so that no mischievous program can meddle in another app’s …

Why the .45/70 Is Still A Great Cartridge for Big Game

It’s hard to imagine the .45/70 Government as a brand-new round, untested and unproven either on big game or in battle. But that was the situation …

Hacking Retail Gift Cards Remains Scarily Easy

In November of 2015, Will Caput worked for a security firm assigned to a penetration test of a major Mexican restaurant chain, scouring its websites …

Why You Should Read That Whole Text Book Right Now

It's the beginning of a new semester for introductory physics students. I have a new message that might not be very popular: Read the textbook. And I …

Meat Ambrosia: Lazy Sunday Smoked Pork Ribs

It’s not pronghorn, or elk, or wild boar for that matter. Nor is it a marinade for a sumptuous cast iron seared venison steak, or walleye cakes where …

BBQ

Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will

Big Telecom has little interest in expanding to small towns and farmlands, so rural America is building its own solutions.<p><i>Broadband Land is an ongoing Motherboard series about the digital divide in America. Follow along here.</i><p>Dane Shryock walked over to a map hanging on the wall of the county …

Telecoms

A Recipe for Smoking Wild Venison Jerky

I have never been a big fan of making jerky with my wild game. Part of the reason for this is that whenever my dad would kill a deer, he would take …

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks (U.S. National Park Service)

National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great …