A Mobile Aquarium Steered By a Fish Named José

As mesmerizing as an aquarium full of fish can be, it's hard to not feel bad about imprisoning them in a glass cell. And maybe that's partly what inspired Adam Ben-Dor, the creator of that awesome animated Pixar-like desk lamp, to build the Abovemarine; a glass bowl on omni-directional wheels that lets its sole… » 9/16/14 8:50am Tuesday 8:50am

Why Social Engineering Should Be Your Biggest Security Concern

We all know the basics—strong passwords, two-factor authentication, and so on. However, the most recent security and privacy breaches have had less to do with bad passwords and more to do with social engineering. Let's look at what that is, why it can happen without you knowing, and how you can protect yourself. » 9/04/14 9:14am 9/04/14 9:14am

This Firewall Keeps Phony Towers From Intercepting Your Phone Calls

Earlier this week, we reported about how rogue cellphone towers all over the U.S. could be intercepting your phone calls and loading malware on your device. The good news: there's a firewall that identifies these towers and alerts you instantly. The bad news: You need a $3,500 device to use it. » 9/04/14 4:30am 9/04/14 4:30am

Hackers Steal Gigabytes of Customer Data From JPMorgan And Other Banks

Hackers broke into the computer networks of at least five U.S. banks including JPMorgan Chase and siphoned off gigabytes of data, which included checking and savings account information of millions of customers, the New York Times reports. Security experts are describing the attack as "extremely sophisticated". » 8/28/14 3:11am 8/28/14 3:11am

A New Vulnerability Could Leave Smart TVs Exposed

A new hack that requires little more than a $250 1-watt amplifier could leave your smart TV vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack. It's called the "Red Button" attack, after the red button on your remote that allows you to control the interactive features of your smart TV, and was discovered by two researchers at… » 6/08/14 2:00pm 6/08/14 2:00pm

A Wall-Mounted Computer Chess Game Is Playable Art

Staring at the Mona Lisa provides a few minutes of enjoyment and contemplation, but were the famous portrait on the wall of your living room, you'd soon find yourself wishing she did more than just sit there and smirk. Maybe that's what inspired the Artful Dodger to build this portrait chess set that lets you play… » 5/14/14 10:27am 5/14/14 10:27am