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Ouch! Google crocks capacitors and deviates DRAM to root Linux

'Rowhammer' attack flips bits in memory to take control of the kernelLast summer Google gathered a bunch of leet security researchers as its Project …

Paparazzi-proof clothing that's embedded with reflective glass

<b>(WIRED) —</b> "Hey Liz, do you have an iPhone? Turn on the flash, and take a picture."<p>The directive comes from Steven Wheeler, a senior designer at online clothing company Betabrand.<p>We're at the company's San Francisco headquarters in a little room in back of their retail front that functions as the …

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Switchmate Lets You Control Your Light Switches From Your Phone, No Rewiring Required

From scrappy startups to mega giants like Philips and GE, it seems like everyone wants to build a smart lightbulb. After all, who <i>wouldn’t</i> want to be able to flip off that light they left on downstairs from the comfort of their bed?<p>Smart lightbulbs have one massive, glaring fault though: as soon as …

Home Automation

Artist Draws Insanely Detailed City Landscapes Entirely from Memory

Dutch artist Stefan Bleekrode has been blessed with the most amazing talent – he can draw amazingly detailed sketches of cities he has visited, using …

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The VICE Albums of the Year 2014

Slice through the crap: This truly is The Only Top 51 Albums Of The Year Countdown You'll Ever Need.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>As 2014 slams the brakes on, editors the breadth of the land put their feet up on the desk and just serve you some reconstituted yesterdays: …

Christmas Gifts For Weird People: The Official 2014 Guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year and, if you're lucky, it's also the weirdest.<p>If it's truly the thought that counts, then you should be thinking about some strange things for the weirdo in your life.<p>Why not get some chocolates shaped like dog or cat poop? Or an ugly Christmas sweater …

'Dingaling' Puts Glow Stick In Microwave, The Obvious Happens (VIDEO)

I am Jack's exploding glow stick.<p>A kid named Jack decided to put a glow stick in the microwave, and it exploded in his face. Jack's dad wasn't pleased, and spent the following three minutes reading the label of the glow stick to figure out what to do. The result is a sad but hilarious video …

These Stunning, Simple Posters Tell The Story Of The Syrian Revolution

Syrian designer Fares Cachoux creates heartbreaking and hopeful posters of his country’s struggle.<p>When the Syrian revolution began, Syrian-born graphic designer Fares Cachoux was living abroad. He couldn’t concentrate on his work–especially after his hometown was bombed–so he quit his job, and used …

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Japanese Cream Prank Is The Cheapest Of Thrills

A pie to the face is inherently funny. A pie-to-face variant involving propellant gas, a hidden cameras, and a Japanese studio audience is just the greatest cheap thrill you'll see all week.<p>What is it about a trap door that compels the subject to peer inside? In this age of whimsical technology and …

Los Angeles Is a Paradise

I have, at various times, loved LA and hated LA. Right now, I'm on an up-swing, and I can't imagine myself living anywhere else.<p>I have, at various times, loved LA and hated LA. Right now, I'm on an up-swing. I love the weirdos, the driving, the aggressively-enforced postive vibes, the endless …

At 100 Lbs., Avtar Singh Mauni May Have World's Largest Turban

Hats off to Avtar Singh Mauni: the 60-year-old holy man may be on the brink of a world record thanks to a 100-pound turban he wears on his head.<p>The titanic turban measures 2,115 feet when unwrapped -- the same length as 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools.<p>Mauni spends six hours a day getting it on his …