DefCon Badge Hack Fools Facial Recognition Systems With Pulsing Light

DefCon's badges encourage hacking. In fact, the best hacks at the conference receive a black über badge signifying free lifetime admission. But why compete for the über badges when you can use steal them with this year's winning hack? » 8/04/09 11:30pm 8/04/09 11:30pm

Wired Previews Hackable Defcon 16 Badge

Wired got a sneak peek at one of the more fun aspects of this coming weekend's Defcon, the hackable badge. Last year's badge was hacked in just ten minutes » 8/05/08 10:00pm 8/05/08 10:00pm, but it didn't have an SD card slot at USB support. The new card has fewer features than last year's but is more powerful. And it comes with a longer battery life, …

Zune Listener Badges Show Your Dedication To That Band You Like

The recent Zune Update a month or so ago added the ability to track your listening habits and reward you for them. Think of achievements on the Xbox 360, except not pedantic ones like listen to every artist that released a single in 2003. These badges are actually quite nice, and display on your Zune Card if you do… » 6/17/08 7:00pm 6/17/08 7:00pm