The Nixie Tube Killer That Never Was (Oct 20, 2017 05:00)
With the wealth of Nixie projects out there, there are points at which Hackaday is at r...

Senators Announce New Bill That Would Regulate Online Political Ads (Oct 20, 2017 03:30)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: As tech companies face continued sc...

Denuvo's DRM Now Being Cracked Within Hours of Release (Oct 20, 2017 02:20)
Denuvo, an anti-tamper technology and digital rights management scheme, isn't doing a v...

FoTW: LED Strips Make Awful Servo Drivers (Oct 20, 2017 02:00)
We must all have at some time or another spotted a hack that seems like an incredible i...

Apple Watch's LTE Suspended In China Possibly Due To Government Security Concerns (Oct 19, 2017 23:40)
The Apple Watch Series 3's best new feature has been mysteriously blocked in China. Acc...

Scratch Built Watch Case is a Work Of Art (Oct 19, 2017 23:00)
The wristwatch was once an absolute necessity, as much fashion statement as it was a pr...

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge (Oct 19, 2017 22:10)
Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.

Profile of William H. Alsup, a Judge Who Codes and Decides Tech's Biggest Cases (Oct 19, 2017 21:00)
Sarah Jeong at The Verge has an interesting profile of William H. Alsup, the judge in O...

Quick Hack Helps ALS Patient Communicate (Oct 19, 2017 20:00)
A diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is devastating. Outlier cases lik...

The Guardian view on internet security: complexity is vulnerable | Editorial (Oct 19, 2017 18:39)
A huge weakness in wifi security erodes online privacy. But the real challenge is desig...

Hackaday Prize Entry: Pyrotechnics Sequencer with Wireless Control (Oct 19, 2017 18:30)
[visualkev]’s friend was putting on his own fireworks show by lighting each one in turn...

Congress's New Bill Can't Eliminate Russian Influence Online (Oct 19, 2017 18:23)
The Honest Ads Act increases transparency in online political ads. That's important. Bu...

Stranger Things Season 2: Q&A With Creators Matt and Ross Duffer (Oct 19, 2017 18:19)
The writer-directors—and twin brothers—sit down to talk about the second season of thei...

Netflix’s 'The Punisher' Is Coming Sooner Than You Think (Oct 19, 2017 18:08)
Netflix's new trailer finally reveals when Marvel antihero Frank Castle will be crashin...

Books You Should Read: The Cuckoo’s Egg (Oct 19, 2017 17:01)
The mid-1980s were a time of drastic change. In the United States, the Reagan era was w...

EU: No Encryption Backdoors But, Let's Help Each Other Crack That Crypto (Oct 19, 2017 15:40)
The European Commission has proposed that member states help each other break into encr...

Enlarged Miniature Forklift (Oct 19, 2017 15:30)
How do you classify something that is gigantic and miniature at the same time? LEGO kit...

Weevil Sex and 19 Other 'Ew'-Inducing Microscope Photos (Oct 19, 2017 15:00)
Nature is much spookier when you see it up close—especially when it includes bug sex.

Tech Tree Board Games Buying Guide: Mega Civilization, Innovation, Leaving Earth, Pandemic, Power Grid, Netrunner (Oct 19, 2017 14:00)
A look at some of the best tech-centric board games and card games that use tech tree d...

To Survive the Streets, Self-Driving Cars Must Learn to Think Like Humans (Oct 19, 2017 12:00)
Cracking the "freezing robot" problem requires machine learning and a human-like unders...

How Scientists Predict If a Spacecraft Will Fall and Kill You (Oct 19, 2017 12:00)
Welcome to the supremely fascinating world of object reentry risk analysis.

FCC Shouldn't Give Up on Reforming Inmate Phone Services (Oct 19, 2017 12:00)
Opinion: Phone calls from prison cost far too much. The FCC should intervene to help th...

Could San Francisco Get the Oil Industry to Pay for Climate Change? (Oct 19, 2017 11:00)
The city has to shore up its seawalls and modify its sewer systems to fight back rising...

This Robot Tractor Is Ready to Disrupt Construction (Oct 19, 2017 10:00)
Autonomous construction equipment has one big advantage over self-driving cars: They mo...

Tony Fadell, Co-inventor of the iPod, Gets Back at Silicon Valley—From Paris (Oct 19, 2017 10:00)
Tony Fadell co-created the iPod and Nest, then lost control of them. His latest project...

Alphabet, Google, and Sidewalk Labs Start Their City-Building Venture in Toronto (Oct 19, 2017 10:00)
Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs announces a plan to remake the Toronto waterfront in ...

Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast: Specs, Price, Release Date (Oct 19, 2017 07:01)
Ultimate Ears adds Alexa and a fresh redesign to its popular Boom speaker.

Amazon E-Book Buyers Receive Payment From Antitrust Lawsuit Settlement (Oct 19, 2017 01:25)
If you bought a Kindle e-book between April 2010 and May 2012, you might see some Amazo...

Ask Slashdot: What Are Ways To Get Companies To Actually Focus On Security? (Oct 18, 2017 23:20)
New submitter ctilsie242 writes: Many years ago, it was said that we would have a "cybe...

CNN Gets a First-Of-Its-Kind Waiver To Fly Drones Over Crowds (Oct 18, 2017 22:40)
The FAA has granted CNN a waiver that allows it to fly its Vantage Robotics Snap drone ...

Tesla Faces Lawsuit For Racial Harassment In Its Factories (Oct 18, 2017 21:20)
Three former Tesla factory workers have filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming t...

Activision Patents Pay-To-Win Matchmaker (Oct 18, 2017 20:40)
New submitter EndlessNameless writes: If you like fair play, you might not like future ...

5 Deals on Desktops, Laptops and More to Upgrade Your Home and Commute (Oct 18, 2017 19:01)
Need a more powerful router or faster laptop? These 5 tech deals can help

AI Experts Want to End 'Black Box' Algorithms in Government (Oct 18, 2017 19:00)
Researchers at AI Now say algorithms increasingly used by government can be opaque and ...

Review: Amazon Fire 7 (2017) (Oct 18, 2017 18:00)
Amazon's most affordable device begs the question: when is a cheap tablet too cheap?

This More Powerful Version of AlphaGo Learns On Its Own (Oct 18, 2017 17:00)
DeepMind unveils a new, more powerful version of AlphaGo that learns without studying h...

What It's Like to Rappel 1,000 Feet Down Into a Volcano (Oct 18, 2017 15:00)
Photographer Ulla Lohmann has taken plenty of naps inside the Benbow crater of Vanuatu.

Tribal 'Sovereign Immunity' Patent Protection Could Be Outlawed (Oct 18, 2017 13:00)
AnalogDiehard writes: The recent -- and questionable -- practice of technological and p...

Breville Precision Brewer Thermal Review: Excellent Control for Dialing in Your Ideal Drip (Oct 18, 2017 13:00)
The $300 drip machine from Breville offers many ways to tinker with the variables that ...

Mr Robot or Mr Woebot? Why the hacker drama might need a restart (Oct 18, 2017 10:00)
It’s still one of the best shows on TV, but as the third season starts there’s a sense ...

SpaceX's Reusable Rockets Win US Air Force General's Endorsement (Oct 18, 2017 07:00)
As the military looks to drive down costs, the head of U.S. Air Force Space Command sai...

'Significant' Number of Equifax Victims Already Had Info Stolen, Says IRS (Oct 17, 2017 23:30)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: The IRS does not expect the Equifax ...

Netflix, Amazon, Movie Studios Sue Over TickBox Streaming Device (Oct 17, 2017 21:30)
Movies studios, Netflix, and Amazon have teamed up to file a lawsuit against a streamin...

'Google Just Made Gmail the Most Secure Email Provider on the Planet' (Oct 17, 2017 16:40)
Google announced on Tuesday that it would offer stronger online security for "high risk...

'All wifi networks' are vulnerable to hacking, security expert discovers (Oct 16, 2017 08:33)
WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken by Belgian rese...

Space Technology and Audio Tape to Store Art (Oct 15, 2017 05:01)
[Blaine Murphy] has set out to store an archive of visual art on cassette tape. To do s...

Your iPhone's password demands aren't just annoying. They're a security flaw (Oct 12, 2017 11:17)
A developer has warned it is possible to create a phishing attack based on a fake sign-...

Hackers rack up £12,000 phone bill and providers passed it on to me (Oct 12, 2017 06:00)
Pennine and Focus Group blame each other after hundreds of premium rate overseas calls ...

Secret files on jets and navy ships stolen in 'extensive and extreme' hack (Oct 11, 2017 20:56)
Information about F-35 joint strike fighter was taken in cyberattack on Australian defe...

Israel hack uncovered Russian spies' use of Kaspersky in 2015, report says (Oct 11, 2017 11:05)
Information led to US decision to end use of company’s software across federal governme...

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