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Finally: The Flying Car, Courtesy of Uber

Posted on October 28th, 2016.

When we imagined the 21st century in the late lamented sixties, two features were always there: the cities on the Moon and the planets, and the flying cars. Much to our chagrin, neither materialized. But now SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to build cities on Mars, and Uber is envisioning a fleet of flying cars, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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British Whizz Kid Hacks Pokemon Go; Catches Monsters Without Breaking a Sweat

Posted on August 18th, 2016.

A 25-year-old British former computer science student has discovered a loophole in the popular Pokemon Go allowing him to catch Pokemon without leaving the comfort of his home. According to reports, players of the game have resorted to donating thousands of pounds to keep Mark Gore’s ‘bot’ running. Five lawyers are...

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Consumer Drones Outfitted With Geofences Around Restricted Air Space

Posted on November 18th, 2015.

A project called Airmap has made life easier for two of the major consumer drone producers, DJI and 3D Robotics. The purpose of Airmap is to provide real-time, reliable access to no-fly-zone data. In the case of consumer drones, this can mean a lot more than simply military bases and airport areas. A football arena can be off-limits...

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Hacked 3D Printer Becomes a Precision Tattooing Robot

Posted on November 5th, 2015.

Want to get tattooed by a robot? Meet “tatoue,” the 3D tattoo printer. Tatoue was born when a group of enterprising design students in Paris were looking for a way to do something unique. Their story can be found on Appropriate Audiences website, a design group that takes its name from the title of the movie previews that precede major...

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This Element Cube Contains 62 Natural Elements from Our Planet

Posted on October 28th, 2015.

An entrepreneur named Cillian McMinn from Belfast, Northern Ireland has developed a minimalist, decorative cube called the “Element Cube” that contains 62 elements designed as a unique jewelry or table/desk ornament. McMinn has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that already has $48,062 USD pledged from 607 backers to bring his...

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iPhone 6 Hacked into a Digital Scale

Posted on October 26th, 2015.

Apple’s iPhone 6 series introduced 3D Touch, a hardware function that measures the hardness of a press on the screen. Such a feature can be handy for all sorts of developers, especially game developers. It gives them the ability to measure both length and depth of a press. Android devices already have the same functionality,...

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Explore History in Liner Two-Dimensions in This Tremendous Infographic

Posted on October 9th, 2015.

A simple and brilliant visualization counts every key event from history, with events referenced from Wikipedia. And it’s time you experienced it. The weekend is upon us and we wish we had stumbled upon this sooner. Behold, the earth’s history, our history and everything we know of events before our time in an interactive...

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Quick How-To: Hack Bios Passwords on your Computer

Posted on August 11th, 2015.

Whether you forget your password or the used laptop you bought online shipped with a locked BIOS, hacking the password is easy enough. If physical access is unlimited, the process is similar to replacing a watch battery. If taking apart your machine is outside your comfort zone or otherwise infeasible there is a software option. Most...

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Video: Build Your Own Calculator

Posted on August 4th, 2015.

In the following video, using some relatively inexpensive parts and a bit soldering, you can build your own calculator. Obviously this is a novel purpose, but hardware hacking should start at the basics. This video is not exactly meant to change your life. It can be said that hardware hacking improves people’s lives, however,...

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Events

Former Reddit Cryptocurrency Engineer Hosts Hackathon For Reddit Alternative

Posted on July 31st, 2015.

When fired from Reddit, the world’s first cryptocurrency engineer at a large corporation, Ryan Charles, hadn’t seen it coming. “I was shocked. Perhaps, I shouldn’t have been shocked in hindsight. It was obvious that my project was not going to work after some changes at Reddit, but only in hindsight,” Charles tells Hacked. He concluded...

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21st Century Security Guard: Man Scares Trespassing Kids with Drone (Video)

Posted on July 26th, 2015.

If the first fifteen years of this century have been any indication, technology is seriously changing the way humans interact with each other. Trespassing miscreants have been a problem since time immemorial. Stephen Coyle of Letterkenny, Ireland, was flying his drone one day recently when he noticed some kids up to no good, playing on...

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Video: Google Maps Gets Annoyed

Posted on July 26th, 2015.

Kids on long trips love to ask the question, “are we there yet?” It seems that the Google Maps developers had a touch of humor when building in the voice commands feature. In the below video, you see that if you ask “are we there yet?” once, Maps tells you how long it will be until you arrive at your destination. Ask it again, it will...

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Hackers Having Fun in Georgia: Ebola Outbreak Ahead

Posted on July 24th, 2015.

Every hacker has been there. You’re driving down the road, you see an electronic sign. What’s controlling that sign? How hard would it be to change the message, even by a character? Someone with access to a computer controlling a construction sign in Gwinnett County, Georgia, which is about 40 miles northeasterly from...

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Education

Students in UK to Get Free Arduino-Like Computers from BBC

Posted on July 8th, 2015.

The BBC recently unveiled the Micro Bit, a computer that the makers hope will inspire the next generation of programmers for the Internet of Things. All kids in UK Year Seven, or around ages 11-12, will be given the chance to have one of the microcomputers at the beginning of the school year, in October. The computer has a web-based...

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UPI and New York Post Get Their Twitters Hacked; USS George Washington Not Under Chinese Attack

Posted on January 16th, 2015.

Don’t worry… The USS George Washington is safe and WWIII hasn’t started. The twitter accounts of the New York Post and UPI have been hacked in a coordinated attack. Both news sites’ twitters sent out tweets claiming that there had just been a “Chinese anti-ship missile fired at USS George Washington.”...

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Want to Spend $150K? Get a .trust Domain

Posted on December 25th, 2014.

British information assurance firm NCC Group has acquired the right to issue yet another General Top-Level Domain, .trust. Also read: Tor Network May Face Disabling Attack Information assurance firms are in the business of making sure data is authentic, and that systems are secure. To get a .trust will be no small task. To begin with,...

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Google Cardboard Will Democratize Virtual Reality

Posted on December 20th, 2014.

Virtual Reality (VR) is all the rage, the next big expensive thing. Or it would have been, had Google not come along and made popular a lesser-known fact: that a VR headset doesn’t have to be all that fancy. Also read: Facebook’s Oculus Rift is Going to Change Everything Just as Google didn’t invent web search but...

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Keurig 2.0 K-Cup Java ‘DRM’ Weakness: Scotch Tape

Posted on December 12th, 2014.

Earlier this year it was discovered that Keurig, an American manufacturer of coffee brewers, would release its newest coffee pod-based brewer with the java-bean equivalent of DRM. With the older Keurigs, the pods are plastic and you simply place it in the Keurig, push a button, drink your coffee and dispose of the used pod. Third-party...