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Beware Uber Drivers! The Robot Cars Are Coming

Posted on September 15th, 2016.

Uber announced that that the world’s first self-driving Uber cars are on the road in Pittsburgh, the Steel City. The road ahead is still long, but the implications are staggering.

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GPU-Maker Nvidia Moving into Autonomous Vehicles with Chinese Search Giant Baidu

Posted on September 6th, 2016.

Nvidia and Baidu, which is basically the Chinese version of Google, are teaming up to create a “cloud-to-car” autonomous car platform for auto manufacturers worldwide.

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Communication

The DEA Digs Your Instagram Bong Selfies

Posted on November 17th, 2015.

It will come as no surprise to the average Hacked reader that the government is interested in their social media activity. People talk, and a lot of times, give themselves away, even when doing things which can get them in lots of trouble. Thus the DEA, FBI & Secret Service, all of course with some help from the NSA, are quite keen...

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Lifestyle

Apple Kicks f.lux Out of iOS For Side Loading

Posted on November 16th, 2015.

Side loading is a technique for Apple iOS which involves using Xcode to install a piece of software. F.lux is a popular desktop program, cross-platform, which allows the user to automatically adjust the brightness of their screen based on the time of day. The developers had recently created an iOS version but found a normal installation...

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Climate Change

Ecological, Creative & Spiritual Future or Hi-Tech Dystopia? Science Implies The Choice is Ours

Posted on September 22nd, 2015.

What sort of future do you want your grandkids to live in? According to some scientists, the choice is yours. San Francisco-based psychologist Dr. Helen Wambach, in the 80s, found evidence suggesting that the mind plays a part in creating our destiny. Her hypnosis subjects, who she steered sometimes into the future, divulged vivid...

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Lifestyle

What Techies Shared On Instagram Last Week

Posted on September 14th, 2015.

Missed this week in tech on Instagram? Hacked has you covered. Look through our selection this week, ranging from sexy nerds, nerd dogs, and Dr. Dre to the US Open. Two legends today on #ThePharmacy. @DrDre @QuincyDJones 3PM PT/6PM ET on #Beats1. (link in bio) A post shared by Apple Music (@applemusic) on Sep 12, 2015 at 11:57am PDT...

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Entertainment

What Techies Shared On Instagram Last Week

Posted on August 24th, 2015.

Hacked brings to you this week’s edition of “What Techies Shared On Instagram Last Week.” This week Wiz Khalifa makes an appearance and we include some sexy nerds.  Here are this week’s sexy nerds:  What follows is not an Instagram post, but is still relevant to our tech on social media theme for this weekly....

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Lifestyle

What Techies Shared Last Week On Social Media

Posted on August 10th, 2015.

Three weeks ago, Hacked first published “What Techies Shared On Instagram Last Week.” We decided this week to expand upon the idea with, “What Techies Shared Last Week On Social Media.” We will continue with this version of the series in the weeks to come. Know of an account we should follow? Let us know in the...

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Business

Bitcodin: Be Your Own Netflix With Ease

Posted on August 9th, 2015.

Netflix and Amazon may soon have to ramp up their offerings. A new technology has arrived, Bitcodin by new contender Bitmovin, which enables commercial enterprises and home users to stream their home video library anywhere they go at high-quality, in the same way they would with Netflix. The secret sauce is Bitmovin’s innovative...

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Business

Car Makers Accelerate the Development of Self-Driving Cars

Posted on August 7th, 2015.

On August 3, 2015, Nokia’s digital mapping and cloud location service provider HERE was sold to a consortium of German car makers Audi, BMW, and Daimler for €2.8 billion. HERE is one of the top competitors to Google Maps, with special features for the car industry. Of course, better maps are useful to all drivers, but it seems...

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Lifestyle

What You Won’t Hear At NFL’s Hall of Fame Ceremony

Posted on August 7th, 2015.

For many football fans, the NFL Season begins this weekend with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony for the Class of 2015. This year’s class includes football legends Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Bill Polian, Junior Seau, Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff, and Ron Wolf. The NFL is expecting a record crowd for...

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Business

John McAfee Arrested On Charges Of DUI & Handgun Possession

Posted on August 6th, 2015.

Authorities in Tennessee arrested Antivirus entrepreneur John McAfee for driving under the influence of drugs and carrying a handgun while intoxicated on Sunday. He admitted that he was under the influence of drugs when stopped by the police. In a post on Facebook, McAfee said it was a failure on his doctor’s part to tell him he...

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Anonymous

Uber Offers Direct Vehicle Leasing

Posted on August 5th, 2015.

Uber, a “disruptive technology” that has changed peoples’ lives with app-based ride sharing, keeps stirring the pot by creating new opportunities for its drivers that some say are not in drivers’ best interests. The latest wrinkle in this saga is the San Francisco, Calif.-based company’s decision to offer direct car leasing to its...

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Hardware

Nintendo Enters the Sleep Market with New Patent

Posted on July 28th, 2015.

Nintendo will be expanding its horizons soon according to patents it has submitted recently. It looks like Nintendo is developing a device that will record the data of a sleeping human and transmit it to Nintendo servers, from which it will be transmitted back and displayed on the wall of the user. Could this be a killer app for...

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Drone News

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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Lifestyle

What Techies Shared On Instagram Last Week

Posted on July 26th, 2015.

Hacked keeps an eye on numerous social media outlets and, after discovering the preponderance of tech related posts on Instagram, began gathering some of the findings. Hence, “What Techies Shared On Instagram Last Week.” What follows are some of our favorite posts hashtagged “tech” from the past week on Instagram....

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Identity Theft

United Airlines: Free Means Install Our DRM

Posted on July 23rd, 2015.

In yet another episode of an airline running afoul of a technologist, United Airlines is now outed as demanding the user install DRM software just to watch a movie while flying with them. Part of their in-flight “free” entertainment package, United requests the user install DRM in order to view a movie on their laptop. In a...

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Cybersecurity

SPY Car Act Aims to Raise Security Standards in Auto Tech

Posted on July 23rd, 2015.

The typical approach in cybersecurity regulation has historically been similar to other legislation: restriction and punishment. The advent of the new “SPY” bill takes the exact opposite approach, and it’s one that veteran security professionals might find refreshing. Rather than invent ever harsher...

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Business

Escort Classifieds Provider Backpage Sues Chicago Sheriff

Posted on July 22nd, 2015.

You’re a sheriff, and you want a way to end something that’s not illegal, a classifieds website. You only have so many options in a country which guarantees free speech. Thomas Dart is just such a sheriff, in America’s second-most populated county, Cook County, Illinois, which encompasses Chicago. Last year, 292 out of...

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Anonymous

Minds.com Redefines Social Capital

Posted on July 19th, 2015.

Reddit has karma. Facebook has “likes” and “shares.” Twitter has “retweets” and “favorites” and “followers.” YouTube has a subscription count. Those mentioned above are all versions of “social capital,” or, “the expected collective or economic benefits derived...