Qantas Grounds an A380 Because of Cracks in Its Wings

Last month, engineers found small cracks in the wings of Singapore Airlines' A380s. Now, Qantas has been forced to ground one its A380s because of the same problem. » 2/08/12 8:46am 2/08/12 8:46am

Why a White iPhone Delay is Great News

Apple's white iPhone 4 is being pushed to the end of the year because of manufacturing difficulties. This isn't Apple's first problem with white gadgets. So I'm glad they're being more cautious. » 7/23/10 12:04pm 7/23/10 12:04pm

Apple iPad Already Jailbroken

After one day on the market, the Apple iPad has been jailbroken. That certainly didn't take long, did it? It was only a matter of time, sure, but this was speedy even by most jailbreaking standards. » 4/04/10 1:25pm 4/04/10 1:25pm

Some Core i7 iMacs Showing Up Dead

There's some grumbling going on in forums and other blogs about Core i7 iMacs showing up DOA much more often than you'd expect from a brand-new computer. » 11/24/09 1:42am 11/24/09 1:42am

Safari Cracked in Seconds at Pwn2Own Hacking Competition

At the annual Pwn2Own competition, where hackers compete to crack software as fast as possible so you don't sleep at night, browsers were on the first day's menu. And Safari went down in seconds. » 3/19/09 12:40pm 3/19/09 12:40pm

Dogpile on Apple: New Lawsuit Adds Hairline Cracks to List of iPhone 3G…

New Yorker Avi Koschitzki has tossed his own lawsuit in with the rising pile, accusing Apple and AT&T of the usual crimes (lousy 3G reception and speed, lackluster software updates) as well as a newbie: hairline cracks in the iPhone 3G's casing. We've reported on it before » 11/15/08 8:45pm 11/15/08 8:45pm, but this is the first time it's showing up…

Xbox 360 Firmware Hackers Release New Version, Bypasses Ban Checks

The latest shots in the Microsoft vs. Xbox 360 console hacker war have been fired, and this time it's Microsoft who took one in the chest. After banning a bunch of Xbox 360s with modded firmware DVD drives earlier this month, the company's ban checks have just been defeated by a new version of the DVD firmware. » 5/30/07 7:30pm 5/30/07 7:30pm

Vista Hacked Again, This Time Even More Effectively

Click to viewThis is not the first time we've mentioned a Windows Vista crack, and it won't be the last, but now a hacker group known as NoPE somehow managed to create a cracked Windows Vista DVD that works immediately, out of the box, with no serial number or activation keys required. Just like some of those… » 5/18/07 12:45pm 5/18/07 12:45pm

Microsoft Vista Hacked, Brute Force Keygen Opens Pandora's Box

Finding the secret keys to the kingdom has become an international sport, and now we're hearing that the mighty product activation for Microsoft Windows Vista has already been compromised. Using a brute force technique of checking 20,000 possibilities an hour, it might take a few days to find a valid product key, but… » 3/02/07 9:52am 3/02/07 9:52am

HD DVD and Blu-Ray Cracked (Again)

The Doom 9 forum has posted yet another way one can break the AACS (encryption) on the new DVD formats. This time, software enthusiasts exploited WinDVD 8 to find its "sub device key" that allows for movie playback. Does this mean anything more to Bittorrent? Not really. This is just another way that's been to do what… » 2/25/07 12:45pm 2/25/07 12:45pm

HD DVD and Blu-ray Now Completely Hacked, Cracked, Sacked

The guys at the Doom 9 forum are marking February 11, 2007 as the day when digital rights management was defeated on Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. It turns out that cracking the high definition disc formats was much easier than was originally thought. The processing key that can unravel the DRM on all HD DVD and Blu-ray… » 2/13/07 11:15am 2/13/07 11:15am

Blu-ray Now Cracked, and That Makes Two

Movie studios, start your attorneys, because muslix64, the guy who cracked HD DVD with his BackupHDDVD utility has done it again. His next Pandora's box is called BackupBluray. It's not perfect yet, because the first iteration can only crack backup Blu-ray discs whose CPS unit key is known, but sources say full… » 1/23/07 1:00pm 1/23/07 1:00pm

Blu-ray Discs Cracked With Help From PS3?

Guys in basements cracked the HD DVD code a few days weeks and now there are preliminary reports suggesting that Blu-ray discs have also been cracked. When I say "preliminary" I really mean it because the only proof that we have is one lonely post on an HDTV blog. Allegedly, three or more people have claimed to find… » 1/17/07 8:49am 1/17/07 8:49am

TiVo To Go DRM Cracked

The digital rights management (DRM) that locks up the TiVo To Go video you might want to transfer between your TiVo and PC has been cracked. Now you won't even need to use the TiVo Desktop software if you want to play back something you've recorded on your TiVo on a PC. Plus, you can do all that file transferrage on a… » 12/04/06 12:51pm 12/04/06 12:51pm

Skype Cracked?

A team of Chinese engineers say they have unraveled the protocol for Skype, and vow to release their own third-party Skype client before the end of August. VoIP guru Charlie Paglee says he talked with one of the members of the team which reverse-engineered the Skype protocol, and actually received a Skype call from… » 7/14/06 2:33pm 7/14/06 2:33pm

DCEmu's 60-Day PSP Homebrew Contest:Start Your LUA

DCEmu is sponsoring another PSP homebrew coding contest and offering a Previous contests have brought as amazing homebrew wares including a new PSP shell, cool puzzle games, Missle Command, and a Quake 2 port. » 2/08/06 4:15pm 2/08/06 4:15pm

Holiday Office Party Tip: Don't Break The Copy Machine With Your Ass

Ho, ho, it's lock-step corporate fun and binge drinking time again. Gizmodo wants you to enjoy your company's annual excuse to watch your colleagues make asses of themselves responsibly. Our advice this year? Don't sit on the copy machine. At least if you are in the UK, where 32 percent of Canon technicians say they… » 11/25/05 1:30pm 11/25/05 1:30pm

Survey Says: Everything is Hackable

There is still no technology that cannot be hacked. Save inscribing your pin number on the inside of a diamond. If you can read, write to it, or broadcast it, chances are someone will find a way to snoop. A recently released paper, wonkily entitled Analysis of the Texas Instruments DST RFID, documents all of the… » 9/22/05 3:45pm 9/22/05 3:45pm

Everything You Need for an Evening of MacIntel

Candles, a bottle of red, some massage oils, and an OSX Intel torrent. It might not be like the first time, but it won't be the last, baby. Come on over here and sit next to me on the bearskin rug. We'll listen to a little Barry White, install a crack, and make our Vaio a Powerbook. In just a few minutes we'll be… » 8/12/05 11:08am 8/12/05 11:08am