Because a thermite-blasting cannon isn’t crazy enough, Colin Furze used a pair of motors and propellers designed for parasailing to build himself a fully functional flying hoverbike. It’s easily one of the mad scientist’s most dangerous builds to date, but seeing how maneuverable it is almost makes us want to build…
The hackers behind a large-scale Bangladesh bank hack went further than simply stealing money. Now it turns out that they created malware that could compromise the way in which international banks use the SWIFT payment system.
Sometimes it pays to spend. The central bank of Bangladesh has found that out the hard way, as police are blaming its loss of $80m during a hack on crappy $10 routers.
A decent robot mower will set you back a couple thousand dollars, considerably more than the robot vacuum that’s patrolling your living room for dust. But if you’ve got access to a 3D printer and a bit of electronics know-how, you can print and build a robotic mower for a fraction of the cost.
The internet is an interesting place, which makes it all the more tempting to steal a few minutes of catch-up time during regular office hours. Though it can actually make you more productive, not every boss is cool with you wasting precious workday hours browsing the web. Thankfully, we have a few solutions for you.…
The Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca has spoken out about the huge data leak it’s suffered, claiming it’s been the victim of an external hack.
With the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google added a convenient Quick Settings panel to the top of the screen, letting you toggle settings such as WiFi, Bluetooth, auto-rotation and more. With the help of a third-party utility, you can add any shortcut you’d like to this slide-down drawer.
In 2015, the FBI hacked Tor to identify users of child sex websites. But despite requests being made in court, it’s now refusing to reveal the finer points of how it carried out the operation.
Jailbreaking isn’t the hot topic it once was. All the new features in iOS, plus the iPhone’s availability on all the major US carriers means it’s no longer such a compelling proposition (especially given the drawbacks). But is the golden era of jailbreaking truly over? Here are 5 reasons why it’s still worth cracking…
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is a wing of Verizon that offers IT services to big business and government, often including IT security and incident response. So it’s rather embarrassing that a hacker is offering to sell a database with the data of 1.5 million Verizon Enterprise clients.
American Express has warned its customers that they may have had their personal information stolen during a data breach—which happened in 2013.
Staminus Communications, a hosting provider that specializes in DDoS protection, was the target of a massive hack that exposed sensitive customer data, including credit card information. One of the company’s clients is the Ku Klux Klan, so there’s that.
Turning a tin can into a grater might be a tedious process, but it offers the advantage of getting all those little food strips inside a vessel you can easily dump onto whatever you’re making. With a little plastic wrap it could even be used to store your pre-grated ingredients for later—and it comes at the low price…
Think all your secrets are safely tucked away on your smartphone just because only your fingerprint can unlock it? Watch researchers from Michigan State University compromise a biometric fingerprint sensor with nothing more than a scanner, an off-the-shelf inkjet printer, and readily available conductive ink.
The amateur aeronautical engineers from YouTube’s Flight Test are known for their massive flying experiments that are often surprisingly successful. But it’s this tiny creation, an RC version of the flying house from Pixar’s Up that’s held aloft by actual helium balloons, that we’d most like to see available as a kit.
The wireless link between your mouse and dongle might not be as useful as you think. A new hack shows that the links are often unencrypted and can be used to gain control of your computer.
When Furby hit store shelves in November 1998, it was an instant hit. Kids loved it. Parents loved it. People paid three times the Furby’s retail value just to get one for the holidays, and within three years, Furby had sold 40 million units. Now, nearly two decades later, it’s the seedy world of Furby hackers and…