Zippo Keeps Your Bits Safe (Apr 21, 2018 02:00)
[Laura Kampf] found a new use for an old Zippo lighter by turning it into a carrier for...

Engineers Are Leaving America For Canada (Apr 21, 2018 00:03)
An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report via Bloomberg: The H-1B was created...

North Korean Leader Says He Will Suspend Arms Tests, Shut Nuclear Test Site (Apr 20, 2018 23:20)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced early Saturday morning that the regime no lon...

Real-Time Polarimetric Imager from 1980s Tech (Apr 20, 2018 23:00)
It’s easy to dismiss decades old electronics as effectively e-waste. With the rap...

AT&T, Verizon Under US Investigation For Collusion To Lock In Customers (Apr 20, 2018 22:40)
bongey writes: AT&T and Verizon are currently under investigation for colluding wit...

Facebook Starts Its Facial Recognition Push To Europeans (Apr 20, 2018 22:00)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Met...

It’s 4/20, and an FDA Panel Just OK’d a Drug Made From Marijuana (Apr 20, 2018 22:00)
The treatment was fast-tracked for approval, and the first person to use the drug in th...

DNC Lawsuit Against Russia Reveals New Details About 2016 Hack (Apr 20, 2018 20:53)
In suing Russia, the Trump campaign, and others over the hack of its systems in 2016, t...

Palantir Knows Everything About You (Apr 20, 2018 20:40)
Palantir, a data-mining company created by Peter Thiel, is aiding government agencies b...

A Polar Coordinate CNC Plotter Even Descartes Could Love (Apr 20, 2018 20:00)
Take apart a few old DVD drives, stitch them together with cable ties, add a pen and pa...

How to Build Custom Alexa Skills for the Amazon Echo (Apr 20, 2018 19:44)
The new Blueprints tool makes it easy for anyone to build custom skills for Alexa.

Gadget Lab Podcast: The Tech We Can't Live Without (Apr 20, 2018 19:29)
This week, we discuss our personal relationships with our most beloved gadgets.

This Is Your Last Chance To Design The Greatest In Open Hardware (Apr 20, 2018 18:30)
This is the last weekend to get in on the Open Hardware Design Challenge, the first cha...

'Westworld': Here's What Needs to Happen in Season 2 (Apr 20, 2018 17:39)
HBO's futuristic thriller has a whole lot of explaining to do.

Democratic Party Files Suit Alleging Russia, the Trump Campaign, and WikiLeaks Conspired To Disrupt the 2016 Election (Apr 20, 2018 17:05)
The Democratic Party is suing Russia, the Trump campaign and the whistle-blowing websit...

eTextile Spring Break Tackles Signal Blocking, Audio Generation, and Radio Transmissions (Apr 20, 2018 17:01)
Finding a killer application for e-textiles is the realm of the hacker and within that ...

Essential Phone (PH-1) Deal: Now $350 Unlocked (Apr 20, 2018 15:37)
One of the best flagship phones of 2017 just got a massive price cut.

Laser projector ditches galvanometer for spinning drum (Apr 20, 2018 15:30)
Laser projectors like those popular in clubs or laser shows often use mirror galvanomet...

Life On Contract: Lowering Your Cost without Dropping Your Price (Apr 20, 2018 14:00)
Last time in Life on Contract , I discussed ways to figure out a starting point on how ...

These Surreal Portraits Are Like Mathematical Puzzles (Apr 20, 2018 14:00)
Kensuke Koike adds nothing and takes away nothing from the portraits he alters—just rea...

The Selfie as We Know It Is Dead (Apr 20, 2018 14:00)
Selfies may not be cool anymore, but their spirit lives on—just as it always has.

Science's "Reproducibility Crisis" Is Now Political Ammunition (Apr 20, 2018 13:00)
A report from the National Association of Scholars takes on the reproducibility crisis ...

Why Police Should Monitor Social Media to Prevent Crime (Apr 20, 2018 13:00)
Opinion: Citizens may object to their social media posts being mined by law enforcement...

Uber's Peace Process, Tesla's Tantrum, and More Car News This Week (Apr 20, 2018 13:00)
Plus: Electric scooters invade American cities and Lyft goes after its carbon emissions.

Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and How the World Seeks to Limit Black Genius (Apr 20, 2018 13:00)
This week, the precision and thunder of artistic exceptionalism were on full display. S...

Calling Facebook a Utility Would Only Make Things Worse (Apr 20, 2018 12:00)
Facebook is ubiquitous, yes—but we shouldn't put it on the same regulatory plane as tel...

The 'Do Not Disturb' App Protects Your Mac From 'Evil Maid' Attacks (Apr 20, 2018 12:00)
Detecting an insidious physical attack on your MacBook may often be as simple as alerti...

23andMe Wants You to Share Even More Health Data (Apr 20, 2018 11:00)
On a new health portal, 23andMe encourages customers to share how they manage common he...

ZTE Exports Ban May Mean No Google Apps, a Death Sentence For Its Smartphones (Apr 20, 2018 10:00)
New submitter krazy1 shares a report from Ars Technica: The U.S. government is going af...

Audit Approved of Facebook Policies, Even After Cambridge Analytica Leak (Apr 20, 2018 07:00)
Nicholas Confessore reports via The New York Times: An auditing firm responsible for mo...

LA Councilman Asks City Attorney To 'Review Possible Legal Action' Against Waze (Apr 20, 2018 00:45)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Yet another Los Angeles city cou...

Airlines Check Their Engines for the Flaw That Hit Southwest (Apr 19, 2018 23:53)
Investigators says Flight 1380's engine showed signs of "metal fatigue," and now airlin...

The Security Risks of Login With Facebook (Apr 19, 2018 23:53)
New research from Princeton University exposes vulnerabilities in the social network's ...

German Supreme Court Rules Ad Blockers Legal (Apr 19, 2018 22:40)
New submitter paai writes: The publishing company Axel Springer tried to ban the use of...

LinkedIn's AutoFill Plugin Could Leak user Data, Secret Fix Failed (Apr 19, 2018 21:20)
TechCrunch reports of a flaw in LinkedIn's AutoFill plugin that could have allowed hack...

Millions of Chrome Users Have Installed Malware Posing as Ad Blockers (Apr 19, 2018 20:40)
Kaleigh Rogers, writing for Motherboard: Andrey Meshkov, the cofounder of ad-blocker Ad...

FDA Wants Medical Devices To Have Mandatory Built-In Update Mechanisms (Apr 19, 2018 20:00)
Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: The US Food & Drug Administration pl...

Facebook’s 2017 Privacy Audit Didn’t Catch Cambridge Analytica (Apr 19, 2018 19:54)
Audit by PwC came two years after Facebook learned that a university researcher gave pe...

Finland Is Killing Its Basic Income Experiment (Apr 19, 2018 14:40)
tomhath shares a report: Since the beginning of last year, 2000 Finns are getting money...

Motorola Moto G6 and Moto E5: Price, Specs, Release Date (Apr 19, 2018 14:00)
With the Moto G6 and E5, the king of budget phones has no plans to abdicate its throne ...

Physics Explains Why Braves Fans Can’t Beat the Freeze (Apr 19, 2018 14:00)
A spandex-clad superhero keeps beating Atlanta Braves fans...even when they have a huge...

Facebook To Put 1.5 Billion Users Out of Reach of New EU Privacy Law (Apr 19, 2018 13:00)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Facebook: If a new European law restricting wh...

Has a Russian intelligence agent hacked your wifi? (Apr 17, 2018 13:44)
A global conflict is taking place on the internet – and your router may be more attract...

Australia joins US and UK in blaming Russian-backed hackers for cyber-attacks (Apr 17, 2018 00:56)
No indication that Australian information was compromised in ‘malicious’ August offensi...

US and UK blame Russia for 'malicious' cyber-offensive (Apr 16, 2018 18:23)
Security officials issue alert directly blaming Kremlin for attack as US warns Moscow i...

Android phone makers skip Google security updates without telling users – study (Apr 13, 2018 10:35)
Users told smartphone’s software has been updated with monthly patches when it hasn’t, ...

Amber Rudd to announce crackdown on dark web (Apr 10, 2018 23:06)
Home secretary pledges £9m to help combat online criminals dealing in drugs, child porn...

YouTube hackers target music videos by artists including Taylor Swift and Drake (Apr 10, 2018 12:35)
The video for Despacito, which had more than five billion views, was defaced and tempor...

UK businesses face growing threat from cyber-attacks – report (Apr 9, 2018 23:01)
National Cyber Security Centre finds increase in criminal online attacks against UK fir...

Bafflement over Tory MP's admission she hacked Harriet Harman's website (Apr 9, 2018 15:30)
Former hacktivists say action by Kemi Badenoch breaches Computer Misuse Act and questio...

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