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Hack A Toy Hobbit Sword To Detect Wi-Fi

No orcs or goblins nearby, just an Internet connection<p>In <i>The Hobbit</i>, the sword Sting glows blue whenever Bilbo Baggins approaches orcs or goblins--a convenient feature in Middle-earth. In the real world, free wireless detection is more useful. “We’re always looking for fun projects that get people …

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Destiny - Huge Secret Area Found - IGN Video

Take a look at this vast hidden area in Destiny.

Department of Justice comes out against Aereo's TV streaming in Supreme Court case

It's never a good idea to make an enemy of the federal government, and it appears that Aereo now finds itself in just that predicament. On Monday, the US Department of Justice came out in favor of the broadcasters that oppose Aereo in a case currently before the US Supreme Court. The feds filed an …

Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is

Millions and millions of people use iMessage every day. But how many people know <i>exactly</i> what’s going on behind the scenes, or what happens to a message once you send it?<p>Maybe a handful. Up until now, the vast majority of what we knew about iMessage’s inner workings came from reverse engineering and …

Attack on Titan Booze Will Get You Drunk

How about some <i>Attack on Titan</i> plum wine? If you drink enough, you too might run amok with your clothes off.<p>The limited edition <i>Attack on Titan</i> …

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Pillow Tweets

@MertAlas & @MacPiggott gather a few (insta) celebrity friends and their legions of followers for some serious social networking.

NudeAudio's Studio 5 wants to change how you think about Bluetooth speakers

For many, the humble Bluetooth speaker has been marred by a preconception about poor audio quality (one that was often deserved until technologies like aptX gained traction). A problem usually compounded by generic, masculine design. NudeAudio wants to change that. Currently, the company has a …

NSA collects millions of text messages daily in 'untargeted' global sweep

• NSA extracts location, contacts and financial transactions • 'Dishfire' program sweeps up 'pretty much everything it can' • GCHQ using database to search metadata from UK numbers<p>• Dishfire presentation on text message collection – key extracts<p>Follow Barack Obama's speech on NSA surveillance on …

Definitive Online Dating Guide: 12 Facts to Get You a Date | DateHookup

Dating is weird. It can be fun, terrible, exciting, hard — the adjectives used to describe it are endless. But this guide was created to help you …

Play Music and Movies From Your External Hard Drive

Once you've moved all your media from a laptop to that gargantuan external hard drive you just bought, can you still play the files in iTunes? Yes—here's how.<p>I just got a new laptop with a solid-state drive that's much smaller than my old computer's hard drive, so I'll have to move my music and …

Trooper who leaked Boston bomber pictures retires with 'no regrets'

Massachusetts State Police photographer Sean Murphy, who leaked pictures of bloody Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has retired, saying Thursday on CNN's "New Day" that he has no regrets.<p>"The way I see it, Chris," the retired sergeant said to CNN's Chris Cuomo, "there's no way I …

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Official: Navy SEAL team pulled out when it couldn't capture suspect alive

U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six pulled out during a raid in Somalia to capture suspected Al-Shabaab leader Ikrima when it became clear that he couldn't be taken alive, a senior U.S. official told CNN.<p>"Their mission was to capture him. Once it became clear we were not going to (be) able to take him, the …

RCA's Internet Music System blends detachable Android tablet, boombox

Though RCA has slipped from electronics giant to maker of niche products, it's just announced an intriguing music streaming system that is rumored to cost $178 at Walmart, according to <i>Android Police</i>. The Internet Music System (has RCA fired its branding department?) features a removable Android …

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What Amazon should do: Think different. Be more like Apple

analysis Amazon needs to make its products sexier, because it can't just compete on price. Despite throwing a higher-resolution screen and more bells and whistles into the new Kindle Fire HDX, it's still no iPad.<p>Amazon's Kindle Fire line can't just rely on price anymore. It needs a little sex …

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ID Theft Ring Scammed Thousands Of Cell Phones From Verizon, AT&T, Apple, Best Buy

In a new twist on identify theft fraud, a Michigan operation allegedly used “credit mules” posing as new or existing cell contract customers to scam thousands of free or subsidized phones from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Best Buy, Radio Shack and Apple stores. According to a previously unreported …

Square Enix announces free-to-play Final Fantasy Agito for smartphones

In a preview published in this week's <i>Famitsu</i> magazine, Square Enix announced <i>Final Fantasy Agito</i>, an original fantasy RPG with multiplayer elements that'll be free to play on iOS and Android devices.<p>Set in a the world of <i>Final Fantasy Type-0</i> (an RPG released by Square Enix for the PSP in Japan only …

Apple September 2013 Media Event: Spoiler Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

With Apple's September 2013 Media Event kicking off on Tuesday, some users are interested in avoiding all of the announcements and waiting until Apple posts the recorded video of the event so as to experience it without already knowing the outcome.<p>For those individuals, we've posted this news …

Rimac unveils greyp G12 electric bike with 75 mile range, 40mph top speed

Rimac's Concept One has been something of an enigma, but there's no doubting that the EV maker has just taken the veil off its latest product -- the greyp G12 electric bike. If you're not sure if looks like a motorbike, or regular bicycle, that's okay, because Rimac claims it's both. It can do …

Take a virtual tour of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley set on Google Street View

Google has alohomora'd a way for everyone (even muggles) to visit Diagon Alley without the need for magic wands. You can now explore the famous <i>Harry Potter</i> set at Warner Bros. London studio via Street View, and virtually visit its shops like Ollivander's or the garishly colored Weasleys' Wizard …

WordPress.org, Reddit, Mozilla & Others Will Participate In Anti-NSA Web Protests On July 4th

A number of high-profile websites will be taking part in an online protest tomorrow against the National Security Agency (NSA)’s surveillance of online activity and phone calls. The protest is organized by non-profit organization Fight for the Future, and will see participation from thousands of …

Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design

After the Xperia Z Ultra's launch event in both London and Shanghai, we had a brief chance to talk to Sony's Product Design Director, Jun Katsunuma, who was present in the latter city. Jun's been responsible for Sony's mobile devices since the Xperia S days, so the transition to the Xperia Z's …

House Spent About $2M of Taxpayers' Money on Coffee, Pastries

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PS Vita will be the 'perfect companion' to PS4, says Sony

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-06-24-sony-most-gamers-dont-want-to-buy-online-right-now<p>PlayStation Vita is 15 months into its launch; however, it's the yet-to-be-released PlayStation 4 console that Sony is touting as its "absolute perfect companion."<p>Speaking to GamesIndustry.Biz, Sony …

Tablets and e-readers may soon be legal to use on flights during takeoff and landing

The Federal Aviation Administration may finally allow users to use their tablets and e-readers during takeoff and landing. Mobile phones are not …

Switched On: The five P's of the PS4

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>Throughout the history of home game consoles, it's been notoriously difficult for a leader in one generation to maintain its leadership in the next generation. Sony, for example, went from dominance of the …

Samsung makes first PCIe-based SSD for Ultrabooks, we see one likely customer

Solid-state drives are so speedy these days that even a SATA interface might not have the bandwidth to cope. It's a good thing that Samsung has started mass-producing the first PCI Express-based SSDs for Ultrabooks, then. The new XP941 series uses PCIe's wider data path to read at nearly 1.4GB/s -- …

Upcoming iOS 7 APIs: Gaming Improvements, Multitasking Support, AirDrop, and More

During Monday's WWDC keynote, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, mentioned that iOS 7 would add 1,500 new APIs to Apple's SDK, including iBeacons, MFi game controllers, and new multitasking options.<p>These APIs reveal promising new features that developers will be …