Why Android Is Popular, Webcams Begging To Be Spied On, Woz on jOBS, And More

It's the weekend! You made it! Treat yourself with a few of our most delectible posts of the week. On the menu we have a smattering of unsecured webcams, a tasty morsel of a GIF about how keys work, some sumptuous rumored Xbox Durango specs, some hot and spicy militarized laser technology, and more. Dig in below!

Why Android Is Popular, Webcams Begging To Be Spied On, Woz on jOBS, And MoreSWoz On What's Wrong With Kutcher's Steve Jobs Movie

The first scene from iJOBS-the biopic on Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher-may be pretty decent, but it never happened. Not even close, according to Steve Wozniak, who says they "never had such interaction and roles." More »

Why Android Is Popular, Webcams Begging To Be Spied On, Woz on jOBS, And MoreUS Military Will Install Laser Turrets on Bombers and Fighter Jets

It was science fiction before, but now it's really happening, Young Skywalker: The US Navy and Air Force are going to install liquid-cooled, solid-state lasers in combat airplanes. Laser turrets designed to defend the planes by shooting incoming threats like surface-to-air missiles and rockets. Seriously. The above is an official concept image by DARPA, but integration is happening this year, with real firing tests coming in 2014. More »

Why Android Is Popular, Webcams Begging To Be Spied On, Woz on jOBS, And MoreWatch This Video to See How Freaking Awesome People Can Be

I think everybody's goal for 2013 should be to do something so awesome that you'd be included this wrap up video that shows how incredible humans can be. Yes, I understand that making it your life goal to be included in a YouTube video sounds ridiculously silly but watch it, it's four minutes of extremely fun living and pushing the human body to the max. Double backflips, car jumps, sport savants, beautiful hand-eye coordination, a disregard for failure-this is the kind of life worth living. More »

Why Android Is Popular, Webcams Begging To Be Spied On, Woz on jOBS, And MoreHackers Deface Entire MIT Website in Aaron Swartz Suicide Revenge Attack

Last time Anonymous plunged into MIT's servers, it was to set up a small memorial for Aaron Swartz. Today the whole homepage is defaced, and it's really just incoherent. More »

Why Android Is Popular, Webcams Begging To Be Spied On, Woz on jOBS, And MoreAndroid Is Popular Because It's Cheap, Not Because It's Good

The story goes like this: The iPhone comes out, and it's the only smartphone anyone wants, because there's never been anything like it. It is the smartphone. Step forward a few years, and Apple is losing to Google-at least in sheer numbers of phones being sold. What happened? More »

Why Android Is Popular, Webcams Begging To Be Spied On, Woz on jOBS, And MoreInternet Explorer vs Murder Rate Will Be Your Favorite Chart Today

Like its author says "I know correlation doesn't imply causation but..." But I think that, in this case, we may be onto something. More »

Why Android Is Popular, Webcams Begging To Be Spied On, Woz on jOBS, And More25 Bizarre Aircraft That Don't Look Like They Should Fly

Aerospace engineers have come up with some revolutionary forward-thinking amazing straight-up insane designs. Sometimes these dreams never make it off the drawing board, but sometimes-some wonderful times-they become real. And when these alien bodies lift off into the firmament, it's like watching a spaceship transporting the human race directly into the future. Check these amazing planes out: More »

Why Android Is Popular, Webcams Begging To Be Spied On, Woz on jOBS, And MoreThis Interactive Map Lets You Spy on Insecure Webcam Feeds

This new web app mashes together insecure feeds from Trendnet home security cameras with Google Maps to let you spy on people all over the world. It's horrible, dreadful, disgusting-and utterly compelling. More »

Why Android Is Popular, Webcams Begging To Be Spied On, Woz on jOBS, And MoreReport: Xbox 720 Will Pack an 8-Core AMD Chip, 1.2 Teraflops of Power

How does an 8-core 1.6GHz chip backed by a 768-thread-packing GPU in your Xbox sound? Apparently the Xbox 720, or whatever it ends up getting called, will boast 1.2 teraflops of processing power. Those gun-toting scumbags are never going to look so real when you blow their heads clean-off with your Barrat .50 cal. More »

Why Android Is Popular, Webcams Begging To Be Spied On, Woz on jOBS, And MoreHow Keys Work Explained In One Perfect Animated GIF

Ever wondered how a key opens a lock? Wonder no more. If this is not one of the best animated GIFs I've ever seen, I don't know what is. First, because it taught me something new. And then, because it's so satisfying to see it work. Aaaaaah. Oh yes. More »