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Guy Upgrades Nerf's New 70 MPH Rival Zeus Blaster To Be Fully Automatic

Nerf’s new Apollo and Zeus Rival blasters are some of the most innovative additions to the toy line in decades. And while they can fire foam rounds at an impressive 70 MPH, there’s still room for custom upgrades as YouTuber LordDraconical demonstrates by making the Zeus fully automatic. » 8/18/15 9:40am 8/18/15 9:40am

I Watched Hackers Pull Off a Real Life Ocean's 11 Heist 

The scene was set: a surveillance camera, a safe full of money in a Las Vegas casino, a pair of thieves with lock picking tools and a laptop. I watched in awe as the skinny geeks clipped wires and rewired the feed so that it would loop ad infinitum. Basically, they recreated the climax of Ocean’s 11 before my very… » 8/10/15 12:50pm 8/10/15 12:50pm

$32 Worth of Electronics Can Open Almost Any Keyless Car Door or Garage

Here’s another great reason to lock your doors, hide under some sheets, and never leave your home again. Samy Kamkar, already well known for cracking Master combination locks, has built a $32 wireless device that can intercept and steal the wireless codes used to open keyless car doors and garages. » 8/10/15 8:44am 8/10/15 8:44am

Hacker Brings Down New York Magazine Website Because He Really Hates NYC

On Sunday night, New York Magazine published the accounts of 35 women who say Bill Cosby raped them. It’s a powerful, first-hand narrative coupled with striking portraits of the victims but you can’t read it, because a racist hacker who apparently hates New York City took the magazine’s website offline.… » 7/27/15 10:02am 7/27/15 10:02am

How the Army Screwed Over Targets of Biggest Government Hack Ever

Here’s proof that the government blind-bumbles its way through tech problems like some hydra-headed bureaucratic Mr. Magoo: The Army thought a legitimate email of warning from another agency was also from hackers—and ended up leaving people affected by the hack in the dark because of its mistake. » 7/21/15 12:27pm 7/21/15 12:27pm

Costco and Sam's Club Shut Down Photo Sites After Hackers Break In

Last week, hackers breached CVS’s photo site, so the company shut down its photo service to deal with potential credit card theft. But CVS wasn’t the only company affected. Now, Costco, Sam’s Club, Rite Aid, and dozens of other retailers that used the same photo service hosting company as CVS are temporarily shutting… » 7/21/15 11:06am 7/21/15 11:06am