Top Stories: Thursday, June 2, 2011

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Top Stories: Thursday, June 2, 2011Hackers Spill over 1,000,000 Sony Online Accounts

Sony getting its ass handed to it by hackers is becoming about as newsworthy as a netbook release, but this one is particularly brutal: Lulz Security just released a file containing over a million user logins. Home addresses included. More »

Top Stories: Thursday, June 2, 2011Wicked Laser Sith: Dangerous and Probably Prone to Horrible Disaster

The Wicked Laser's tale of infamy continues. The "laser pointer" was so powerful that you couldn't really use it without the risk of permanent blindness. So hey, how about jamming two together? More »

Top Stories: Thursday, June 2, 2011Were Roswell's Aliens Nazi-Powered Soviet Spies?

The Roswell crash is the Holy Grail of American conspiracy-theory folklore, but what if the little grey men were actually little grey Russians in Nazi-designed aircraft? Somehow, that still isn't the craziest theory out there. Area 51 by Annie Jacobsen explains. More »

Top Stories: Thursday, June 2, 2011Would Apple Really Try to Block Future iPhone Owners From Recording Live Gigs?

In one of the most preposterous filed patents since the toaster/egg-fryer-combo, Apple's looking to protect its relationships with record labels and film studios by outfitting future iPhones with IR blockers, presumably with live venues and cinemas housing IR signal-emitting boxes. More »

Top Stories: Thursday, June 2, 2011Woman Pulled from Monstrous Jaws of ATM Machine

Getting cash out of an ATM is usually something I'd consider a non-dangerous activity. Usually! This was not the case for one Pennsylvanian woman, who had to have firefighters tear her stuck hand out of an ATM. This dangerous world... More »

Top Stories: Thursday, June 2, 2011The Robotic Car-Tracking Eyes of the Law

It's how the LAPD's Future Cruiser hunts for stolen vehicles. And how toll roads and municipalities across the country control traffic conditions. It reads license plates like the Rain Man counted cards. More »

Top Stories: Thursday, June 2, 2011Teen Sells His Kidney for an iPad 2. Teen Now Regrets It

There's a lot of reasonable things I would trade for an iPad 2. 500 bucks, Pepsi, a stack of clothes, basically anything my life wouldn't miss. A 17-year-old kid from China was a little unreasonable-he traded his kidney. More »

Top Stories: Thursday, June 2, 2011How a Homemade Tandem Tricycle Helped a Young Man After a Brain Injury

ollowing a car accident that left 22-year-old Rob Thompson with a brain injury and the loss of his left side, his Dad built a tandem recumbent upright tricycle to aid the healing, both mentally and physically. More »

Top Stories: Thursday, June 2, 2011White House to Press Corp: Are You Happy Now?

The White House has finally decided how it will handle official photos now that it canned fake photo shoots. From now on, one and only one photographer will document a historic speech as it happens. More »

Top Stories: Thursday, June 2, 2011Cute Mini Guns As Small As Matches Can Actually Shoot Bullets

These guns are all hand-made replicas of real guns...only they're shrunken and miniaturized 4 to 4.5 times the regular size. Alexander Perfiliev, the master minigunmaker, has been building these beautiful guns for 30 years. More »

Top Stories: Thursday, June 2, 2011Infamous Tumblr Macbook Thief Behind Bars

Remember that guy who stole a laptop and had his pictures posted all over the internet by victim Joshua Kaufman? Well consider justice served. Muthanna Aldebashi of Alameda was arrested yesterday by Oakland police on suspicion of possessing stolen goods. More »