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Mr. Robot's Second Season Finale Was Surprisingly Satisfying

Last week, I wrote that <i>Mr. Robot</i> had a great deal of narrative work to do in the final hour of its second season to keep viewers invested—the show …

‘Mr. Robot’ Rewind: An exciting Episode 10 features social engineering and a Pringles ‘cantenna’

<b>[Spoiler Alert]</b> <i>This article discusses technical plot points and hidden secrets of eps2.8_h1dden-pr0cess.axx. If you haven’t watched it yet, check it</i> …

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Log off, Elliot: Mr Robot's female characters are the show's driving force

With our narrator Elliot incapacitated – in one way or another – for nearly all of season two, Mr Robot has had to rely on other characters to actually drive the plot forwards. Not many shows would be willing to let their main character take such a backseat, especially not so early in the show’s …

Mr Robot recap: season two, episode nine – it's raining chaos!

Big reveals, brownouts and top-drawer baddie talk … this week’s episode packed a punch. But what on earth is Stage 2?<p>What is Stage 2? A new development of luxury apartments built on the site of the Washington Plant and ideal for a young family? The level you access only after you’ve beaten the big …

‘Mr. Robot’ Rewind: Elliot unleashed in Episode 9

<b>[Spoiler Alert]</b> <i>This article discusses plot points and hidden secrets of eps2.7_init_5.fve. If you haven’t watched it yet, check it out on USA</i> …

The Mr. Robot Hack Report: SIM cards and whistleblowers

In which Elliot gets a Pwn Phone<p>Mr. Robot <i>is a show built on hacks. The mother of all hacks serves as the big cliffhanger at the end of the show's first season, and nearly every plot development leading up to it was nudged along by some kind of exploit. It’s rare to get through an episode without at</i> …

The Mr. Robot Hack Report: Stagefright and real-life ransomware

Actual criminals may be taking inspiration from the show<p>Mr. Robot <i>is a show built on hacks. The mother of all hacks serves as the big cliffhanger at the end of the show's first season, and nearly every plot development leading up to it was nudged along by some kind of exploit. It’s rare to get</i> …

‘Mr. Robot’ Rewind: An unreliable narrator, but mostly reliable tech in Episode 7

<b>[Spoiler Alert]</b> <i>This article discusses plot points and hidden secrets of eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme. If you haven’t watched it yet, check it out on USA</i> …

Music Reading for Guitarists: Easy Standard Notation Course

Music Reading for Guitarists: Easy Standard Notation Course<p>Updated on March 16, 2017<p>Welcome to the Standard Music Notation Tutorial for …

Tim Cook, the interview: Running Apple 'is sort of a lonely job' | The Washington Post

Tim Cook, the interview: Running Apple ‘is sort of a lonely job’<p>Published on August 13, 2016<p>Apple’s CEO talks iPhones, AI, privacy, civil rights, missteps, China, taxes, Steve Jobs — and steers right past the car rumors<p>On a sleek white coffee table in Apple CEO Tim Cook’s fourth-floor office in …

Mr Robot: 'Edward Snowden is a huge fan of our show'

The acclaimed US series starring Christian Slater has won plaudits for its realistic depiction of a world of digital vulnerability. Here’s how it became 2015’s must-see TV

‘Mr. Robot’: Inside TV’s Hacktivist Breakout Hit

On the second floor of a warehouse-turned-office in industrial Brooklyn, through a glass door marked EVIL CORP, the man behind last year’s most …

The Bleak Cynicism of Mr. Robot

USA’s acclaimed series about a mentally ill hacker indicts everyone in season two—including its audience.<p>You might wonder, watching the past few years of prestige television, if drama is having an identity crisis. As comedy increasingly encroaches on its territory, tackling subjects like …

Mr. Robot Just Took Us on an Acid Trip to 1990

The latter half of last night’s episode of <i>Mr. Robot</i> was as taut a thriller as the show has ever done. But the first half was a descent into a late …

'Mr. Robot': 5 Key Takeaways From That Sitcom Sequence

Take Mr. Robot's advice, and keep those "eyes on the road in front of you."<p><b>[Warning: This story contains spoilers through season two, episode five of</b> …

Mr. Robot’s Carly Chaikin Demands Your Attention

The badass actress talks about Tinder, tech paranoia, and raging at Apple.<p>When Carly Chaikin, the reigning tough girl of prestige television, was in middle school, she said "Fuck you" to her math teacher. "She wouldn’t call on me. So I was like, 'Fuck you,' and I left.”<p>You could read this as the …

How the Real Hackers Behind Mr. Robot Get It So Right

This week on the premiere of Mr. Robot, the hacktivist collective fsociety made good on its threat to bring down the evil E Corp. With a few strokes …

‘Mr. Robot’ Rewind: Owning the FBI in Episode 5

<i>[Spoiler Alert] This article may spoil some of the surprises from the latest episode of Mr. Robot. If you haven’t watched eps2.3_logic-b0mb.hc, check</i> …

‘Mr. Robot’ Rewind: Analyzing Fsociety’s hack-filled cyber heist in episode 6

<i>[Spoiler Alert] This article may spoil some of the surprises from the latest episode of “Mr. Robot.” If you haven’t watched eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes,</i> …

Fake QR code app gets this hacker into airport lounges free

If you’ve ever had to wait hours for a delayed flight you’re fully aware of the difference between slumming it with hundreds of other frustrated travelers, or grabbing a nap, shower or just a nice drink from a first class lounge. Even if you’ve never experienced the latter, the difference should be …

Hong Kong Makes History With First Pro-Independence Rally

The first pro-independence rally in Hong Kong history took place Friday in the shadow of the city’s main government complex, with thousands braving …

The Mr. Robot Hack Report: Hacking Android phones with a rogue femtocell

Mind your cell network<p>Mr. Robot <i>is a show built on hacks. The mother of all hacks serves as the big cliffhanger at the end of the show's first season, and nearly every plot development leading up to it was nudged along by some kind of exploit. It’s rare to get through an episode without at least one</i> …

Anatomy of an oppressive image: Why the sky is always falling on “Mr. Robot”

<b>Rami Malek in "Mr. Robot" (USA/Michael Parmelee)</b><p>How a show about oppression uses visual rhetoric to make viewers feel oppressed<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>August 3, 2016 4:08pm (UTC)<p>As a series, USA's "Mr. Robot" is profoundly devoted to examining the interplay between control and freedom — a dynamic the …

How True To Life Is Mr Robot?

Image: NBCUniversal<p><i>Mr Robot</i> is a fictional TV drama following the life and times of security engineer, hacker and cyber-vigilante Elliot Alderson. …

A Peek Inside Mr. Robot's Toolbox

The bar wasn’t exactly high for dystopian hacker suspense thrillers when USA Network’s <i>Mr. Robot</i> launched, but the show has gone on to surprise …

'Mr. Robot' Creator Also Thinks It's Weird That Things In The Show Keep Coming True

But fans can expect an answer to their biggest question by season's end.<p>There are two things to know about USA's "Mr. Robot." One, it's been praised for the surprisingly accurate way that hacker culture is portrayed on screen. And two, it keeps predicting the headlines.<p>A group of hackers go after …