Christopher Franklin

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Lifehacker Pack for Chrome: Our List of the Essential Extensions

Google’s Chrome browser is packed full of an incredible amount of extensions that add all sorts of functionality. It’s tough to sift through the …

Fear our new robot overlords: This is why you need to take artificial intelligence seriously

<b>"Teminator Genisys" (Paramount Pictures)</b><p>Killer computers determined to kill us? Nope. Forget “Terminator” — there’s something more specific to worry about<p>Phil Torres<p>May 14, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>There are a lot of major problems today with tangible, real-world consequences. A short list might include …

Singularity

Will the “Real” Reality Please Stand Up?

One peculiarity of our times is that people are so quick to accept the reality they see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. We do this automatically, disregarding the fact that every preceding age was totally mystified by existence, to the point that mystics, poets, philosophers, sages, and spiritual …

New Study: Parental Love Is Merely Cognitive Dissonance

True or false: A person can never be truly satisfied in life without experiencing the joys of parenthood?<p>If you thought “true,” you might not want to …

Research

Ransomware Hackers Blackmail U.S. Police Departments

Cyber criminals who have forced U.S. hospitals, schools and cities to pay hundreds of millions in blackmail or see their computer files destroyed are now targeting the unlikeliest group of victims — local police departments.<p>Eastern European hackers are hitting law enforcement agencies nationwide …

SPLOIT: Cryptography Is a Bitch (Ransomware Development): Part 1: Introduction to the Ransomware World

Greetings my fellow aspiring hackers,<p>Its been a long time and I have to confess I would not be around for long as I am not free yet. I just have some …

Here’s Why Anyone Could Hack Your Phone

For years, national security officials have known about a vulnerability in cell networks that leave citizens vulnerable to hackers but stayed silent. …

Here's What It's Actually Like To Live With Bipolar Disorder

"I'm not crazy. Something in my head just works different than yours."<p><b>"It became clear that this wasn't the case.</b> I started a new medication regimen a few months ago and my mood has been stable since then. There are still difficulties, but I try to take them in stride."

This Technicality Could Spoil the FBI’s Dark Web Hacking Operations

The rule says that if the feds don't know where the target computer is, they can't legally hack it.<p>Last year, the FBI and its international police partners hacked at least 4,000 suspected child pornographers in an unprecedented sting on a dark web child pornography website called Playpen. It was …

How to Stop Hackers From Taking Over Your Computer

Grayson Barnes had just started working at his father’s law firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma when a note popped-up on one of the computer screens. It informed …

Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered Linux Laptop That Fits in Your Pocket

I made this little Nintendo DS sized computer using a Raspberry Pi and a bunch of off-the-shelf parts. It is a fully functional linux computer that can do most things a full system can (games, web stuff, videos, music etc).<p>You can also output the video to an external monitor, transforming it into a …

Raspberry Pi

Edward Snowden: The Internet Is Broken

The activist talks to Popular Science about digital naïveté<p>In 2013, a now-infamous government contractor named Edward Snowden shined a stark light on our vulnerable communications infrastructure by leaking 10,000 classified U.S. documents to the world.<p>One by one, they detailed a mass surveillance …

Privacy

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

Tutorials

American Hero Hacks Game Boy to Run Almost Any Retro Game

Meet the Gameboy Zero. It’s a classic Gameboy shell with a Raspberry Pi’s heart. But the mod isn’t purely cosmetic.<p>Using Emulation Station, this Pi …

Find the Best Color Scheme for Your Website with This Guide

You have <i>millions</i> of colors to choose from for your website, which makes choosing a color scheme an overwhelming decision. Smashing Magazine’s guide …

Something called 'Google dorking' helps hackers find out stuff no one wants them to know

The attack on the dam gave the hacker info about water levels and the dam's sluice gate, which could have allowed the attacker to open the gate and flood part of the city, the US Department of Justice said.<p>But the hacker was foiled because the sluice gate happened to be offline for maintenance …

U.S. Department of Justice

Microsoft is bringing the Bash shell to Windows 10

Here is an announcement from Microsoft Build you probably didn’t see coming: Microsoft today announced that it is bringing the GNU project’s Bash shell to Windows. Bash (Bourne Again SHell) has long been a standard on OS X and many Linux distribution systems, while the default terminal for …