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This router hack is injecting ads and porn into random websites

A new strain of malware is using routers to inject ads and pornography into websites, according to a report from Ara Labs. Once a router is compromised, the malware will load third-party content onto almost any website visited by the user. The attack alternates between loading ads and directly …

Boston Dynamics puts AlphaDog through more field training, teaches Atlas robot to hike over rocks

Boston Dynamics' sprinting WildCat robot isn't the only autonomous machine it's letting roam the great outdoors: AlphaDog is still trudging through the wilderness too. A flurry of updates to the firm's YouTube channel reveal that the four-legged robot (officially known as the LS3) has been …

The world's fastest running robot is off the leash

A relative of Boston Dynamics' Cheetah robot, which last year managed to outpace the world's fastest man Usain Bolt on a treadmill, is now able to run outdoors untethered. Named the WildCat, the outdoor runner is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and is being …

Dell out-retinas Apple with high-resolution XPS 15 laptop

The Dell XPS 15, with its record-resolution screen.<p>If you're a Windows user but still covet Apple's ultra-sharp "Retina display" screens, Dell has introduced a new laptop with a display that beats those on Apple's MacBooks.<p>The new Dell XPS 15 has a 15.6-inch display with 3200x1800 pixels — which …

FBI seizes online black market Silk Road, arrests owner

<b>The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized Deep Web Bitcoin-based black market Silk Road, an anonymous online marketplace, and arrested</b> …

Next-gen routers are here with Netgear's Nighthawk

My router was beaten soundly up close — from a distance, the Nighthawk savaged it<p>Netgear's Nighthawk router is aimed specifically at me (and maybe you).<p>My home/home office situation is a wireless nightmare scenario. I live in an apartment building in the Bay Area bombarded from every angle by …

New York man and family suffers vicious attack from motorcycle gang in Manhattan

A man driving with his family along a New York City highway was attacked and beaten by a large group of motorcyclists who first surrounded his sport utility vehicle and stopped it on the road, then chased him for miles after he ploughed through the blockade of bikes in an attempt to escape.<p>One …

Meet One Of The Hackers Who Cracked Apple’s Touch ID

By Michael Grothaus3 minute Read<p>Last week a group of hackers at the Chaos Computer Club in Berlin announced they had already bypassed the Touch ID, …

Time Warner Cable’s new Xbox app won’t count against data caps

Time Warner Cable launched a new app on the Xbox (s MSFT) 360 Tuesday that gives subscribers of the pay TV provider access to live feeds from up to …