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This USB wall charger secretly logs keystrokes from Microsoft wireless keyboards nearby

Privacy and security researcher Samy Kamkar has released a keylogger for Microsoft wireless keyboards cleverly hidden in what appears to be a rather large, but functioning USB wall charger. Called KeySweeper, the stealthy Arduino-based device can sniff, decrypt, log, and report back all keystrokes …

Information Security

A new breakthrough could end our antibiotic crisis

The rise of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics is a growing worry and threatens to put healthcare back to the early 20th century. Such resistance to drugs was inevitable, because bacteria evolve and learn to defend themselves. But we are worried now because new classes of antibiotics aren’t …

Biology

Clear out an HDMI port for Intel’s $149 Compute Stick

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit:<p>Here at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel is trying to cram its chips into every possible product, ranging from …

Windows Apps

This Paper Mario mod gives an HD upgrade to one of the best Nintendo games

A game design student at the Zurich University of the Arts (also known as ZHdK) is working on an HD mod of <i>Paper Mario</i>, released in North American in 2001 for Nintendo 64.<p>The student goes by the handle Nelde and calls the mod project an unofficial retexturing of the original game. Dubbed <i>New Paper</i> …

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - Nintendo 3DS

• Mind-blowing Zero-G gameplay adds a whole new dimension to the action.<br>• Remix combat in spectacular style by customizing the action with all-new LEGO …

Heroes of Might and Magic 3 returns in HD Jan. 29 (update)

<i>Heroes of Might and Magic 3</i> <i>HD Edition</i> is headed to Android, iOS and Windows PC Jan. 29, publisher Ubisoft's U.K. division announced this week.<p>Developer New World Computing originally released <i>Heroes of Might and Magic 3: The Restoration of Erathia</i> in 1999. The PC turn-based strategy game tasks …

This overpriced bulky gadget turns your PlayStation TV into the world's worst Vita

Now that Sony figured out how to miniaturize the PlayStation Vita, turning the portable into a micro-micro console that you can plug into your TV for at home gaming, some think tank figured out how to reverse the process in the worst ways possible.<p>The Dekavita features a 7-inch non-touch screen, …

‘Time’ Goes Behind the Scenes with Google’s Project Ara

Dovetailing with Google’s announcement of a developer conference for its Project Ara modular smartphone effort, Time’s Harry McCracken has a fascinating inside look on the makings of the project.<p>McCracken goes into the development process at Motorola’s Advanced Technology And Projects (ATAP) group …

Playable Game Boy Costume Turns You into a Playable Game Boy

There are costumes, there are cosplays, and there are playable cosplays. Introducing the Game Boy cosplay, powered by a Raspberry Pi. Not only does it let anyone play Game Boy games on your person, but they can swap cartridges to switch games, just like on the real thing:<p>This video, which was only …

Apple TV Owners – Check Out These Great Tips From Reddit

When Reddit user DeepWoods found a new Apple TV under his tree Christmas morning, he asked Reddit for any cool tips for using his new toy. And, as …

Chromebooks outsold Macbooks to US commercial buyers by a factor of five in 2013

<i>The headline of this article has been corrected to make clear that Chromebooks only outsold Macbooks to commercial buyers.</i><p>Google’s Chromebook had a stellar year in the US. The stripped-down laptop that functions as little more than a web-browsing device vastly increased its share of the combined PC …

Consumer Tech

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

Brace Launches Dropbox-Powered Hosting Solution For Static Sites

Sometimes, all you need is a static website. Thanks to the advances in HTML5 and JavaScript, you can even offer relatively complex services through a static site. Brace, which is officially launching next week but is already available today, believes that there is a sizable market for a service …

Coin Wants To Be The One Card In Your Wallet To Rule Them All, And It Looks Brilliant

What if you could condense all of the credit, debit, membership, and gift cards in your wallet down to a single card? Companies like Apple and Google have tried to give us digital wallets, but nothing has really caught on. People still feel tied to their physical wallets.<p>Coin is a new product that …

Cryptocurrency

Mynd: A Free Scheduling App That Is Way More Than A Calendar

Mynd breaks down your day into people, places, tasks, and locations.<p>Several months back, we looked at an iOS app called NeverLate. It wasn’t as beautiful as most calendars, but it was incredibly smart, with the ability to pull off stunts like checking the traffic and alerting you if you should …

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software.<p>Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by …