Add Smart Lighting To Your Dumb Home On the Cheap, Today Only

Lighting is one of the easiest "smart" upgrades you can make to your home, and Home Depot is having a one-day deal on the gear you'll need to get started. » 2/26/15 9:45am 2/26/15 9:45am

1.16 Million Payment Cards Breached in Staples Hack

In case anybody still believed we were doing ok on cybersecurity, Staples just announced that malware deployed at 115 of its stores nationwide gave hackers access to some 1.16 million customers' payment cards. Check here to see if your store was hit. » 12/19/14 4:35pm 12/19/14 4:35pm

Hackers Ravaged Home Depot With a Password Stolen from a Vendor

Earlier this year Home Depot confirmed that 56 million cards had been compromised in one of the biggest retail security breaches in history. Now we know that much like the Target hack—which was traced to a heating company—Home Depot was infiltrated by custom malware and passwords stolen from a third party vendor. » 11/06/14 6:57pm 11/06/14 6:57pm

John Oliver Knows Exactly What Horrors Robot Store Clerks Will Lead To

Now that Lowe's is using robots to guide its customers to the plumbing aisle, it may have lost its most important failsafe: Human beings who can stop other human beings from tearing each other apart when they're shopping for drill bits. » 11/03/14 8:40am 11/03/14 8:40am

The Clever Chunks of Code That Steal Millions of Credit Card Numbers

The United States is almost ready to join the rest of the world in the chip-and-pin credit card future. But in the meantime hackers have been stealing all our numbers left and right. Wired took a deep dive into the software that lets it happen, and the process is both clever and simple. » 10/01/14 10:16am 10/01/14 10:16am

Report: Home Depot Ignored Warnings About Credit Card Hacking Since 2008

Home Depot is reeling after it confirmed this week that 56 million credit card users' data was stolen from its payment database. Now, The New York Times says the home improvement store ignored security warnings from its own computer experts for the past six years. Yeesh. » 9/20/14 3:03pm 9/20/14 3:03pm

Home Depot Confirms 56 Million Cards Hit By Hack

Home Depot has confirmed that 56 million cards were compromised in a major security breach between April and September of this year. The breach affected customers in the United States and Canada. » 9/18/14 4:51pm 9/18/14 4:51pm

Home Depot Confirms Hack: As Many As 60 Million Cards Stolen

Home Depot confirmed today that the company was, indeed, the victim of a large credit card breach reported by many customers last week. An estimated 60 million card numbers were stolen, which would make it the biggest such hack in retail history. » 9/08/14 7:26pm 9/08/14 7:26pm

Home Depot Was Hit By the Same Hack as Target

Remember how Target was struck by malware that caused it to give up details of 40 million credit and debit cards? Well, turns out that Home Depot's recent security lapse was a result of the exact same hack. » 9/08/14 7:41am 9/08/14 7:41am

Banks Say Home Depot Just Experienced a Major Credit Card Breach

If you just bought a new screwdriver, check your Visa card for strange charges. Several banks are reporting that Home Depot has experienced a credit card breach that may rival or exceed last fall's Target fiasco. » 9/02/14 1:40pm 9/02/14 1:40pm

Starting today, Home Depot will start selling MakerBot Replicators at 12 locations in LA, SF, NY, and Chicago as part of a national pilot program. Yep, soon you'll be able to swing by Home Depot to pick up a machine that prints all the things you swing by Home Depot for. » 7/14/14 9:59am 7/14/14 9:59am

Home Depot Has Designed a Better Bucket

Of all tools in your shed, you probably never think about replacing your buckets until they start to leak. But Home Depot might have you weekend renovators readily upgrading to its new Leaktite Big Gripper bucket—designed by Herbst Produkt's Scot Herbst—that features a bunch of ergonomic innovations that the lowly… » 1/02/14 8:40am 1/02/14 8:40am

Home Depot Ordered To Pay $25 Million For Stealing Inventor's Safety…

Years ago, Floridian inventor Michael Powell pitched Home Depot a device that would keep its employees' fingers safe when cutting wood for customers. It worked so well that they stole his idea. Now Powell's getting sweet, $25 million justice. » 5/14/10 7:20pm 5/14/10 7:20pm

Stock Market Dependant Self-Watering Plant

In most cases I would naturally say an idea like this would be completely worthless, but this only escapes the grasps of worthlessness by being an extremely cool. This plant, purchased at Home Depot is controlled by the stock fluctuations that the Home Depot stock is taking. Once a week a wifi adapter checks the stock… » 8/08/05 5:10pm 8/08/05 5:10pm