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iPhone case allows you to take photos with phone held horizontally

iPhone case allows you to take photos with phone held horizontally

The MirrorCase for the iPhone lets you take photos while holding the phone flat, like an old-times camera. It seems like a good way to shoot video of yourself, too - just set it on a table and do your thing. At $50, it's a bit pricey. I wonder if there's a D.I.Y. version? (I think this is the gizmo used to secretly tape Mitt Romney declaring that [...]

Woman accused of groping TSA agent

Woman accused of groping TSA agent

A lot of people get peeved about TSA pat downs. But a Bonita Springs woman is accused of groping an agent at Southwest Florida International Airport and it's all on tape! It happened on her way to Cleveland, Ohio. Airline passenger Carol Price says while going through security to catch her flight, a TSA agent groped her. In response, the [...]

The risk of using apps that access your Gmail account

The risk of using apps that access your Gmail account

Andy Baio, in an opinion piece for Wired News... "Since Gmail added oAuth support in March 2010, an increasing number of startups are asking for a perpetual, silent window into your inbox. I’m concerned oAuth, while hugely convenient for both developers and users, may be paving the way for an inevitable privacy meltdown." Source

You say “rootkit,” I say “diagnostic tool”

You say “rootkit,” I say “diagnostic tool”

"The only way to remove Carrier IQ is with advanced skills," Eckhart wrote in a report, published on the Web on Monday. "If you choose to void your warranty and unlock your bootloader you can (mostly) remove Carrier IQ." The software, Carrier IQ, tracked the location of the phone, what keys were pressed, which Web pages were visited, when calls [...]

Asking an Oakland PD officer why he’s hidden his badge

These upstanding citizens noticed that an Oakland PD officer had hidden his badge, so they calmly, peacefully confronted him about this, escalating to his supervisor when he wouldn't respond. This how to properly engage with police when they do suspicious things. We were riding by on bikes and noticed hes hiding his name and has no badge number. [...]

October 31st is Jesusween

Kids around the nation will be happy to hear that Jesusween celebrators plan keep their candy for themselves and instead "give out Bibles and Christian gifts -- in a friendly way!" on October 31.

Two floppy disk drives play the Imperial March

I may be incorrect but that looks like an Arduino board and he's just sending seek commands to the drives, in a specific way, to make the different tones.

As if solving a Rubik’s cube wasn’t enough…

As if solving a Rubik’s cube wasn’t enough…

To be fair, solving one side of a Rubik's cube is pretty trivial... Although also to be fair that is a really expensive way to make a mosaic.

Facebook’s IPO will be the worst investment in tech history

Facebook’s IPO will be the worst investment in tech history

The social network has its fingers in a majority of websites in one way or another. Businesses promote their Facebook pages on the homepage of their websites. Blogs, bloggers, journalists, and mainstream publications often have several different Facebook widgets littered everywhere on every page. In less than a month, Facebook will have over [...]

MI6 attacks al-Qaeda in “Operation Cupcake”: British intelligence hacked into an al-Qaeda online magazine and replaced bomb-making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes

MI6 attacks al-Qaeda in “Operation Cupcake”: British intelligence hacked into an al-Qaeda online magazine and replaced bomb-making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes

Wouldn't it have made better sense to just remove or substitute an ingredient? That way, if a professional terrorist stuck his big snout into it, the subterfuge wouldn't last, but at a glance the recipe would appear to be normal. It would be remarkably less British, however. When followers tried to download the 67-page colour magazine, instead [...]

The Filter Bubble: How personalization changes society

The Filter Bubble: How personalization changes society

MoveOn co-founder Eli Pariser's new book The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You is a thoughtful, often alarming look at the dark side of Internet personalization. Pariser is concerned that invisible "smart" customization of your Internet experience can make you parochial, exploiting your cognitive blind-spots to make you [...]

Hacker Typer produces code from keybashing

Hacker Typer produces code from keybashing

The Hacker Typer allows you to produce convincing code the way the movie-hackers do: simply bash at the keyboard and hey-presto, you are 1337! Hacker Typer

All Your Base are Belong to Us: How 50 years of videogames conquered pop culture

All Your Base are Belong to Us: How 50 years of videogames conquered pop culture

In All Your Base Are Belong to Us, Harold Goldberg's comprehensive, new history of videogames, the author details the humble origins of what would become a multibillion dollar company, Blizzard Studios. Just after graduating college, Allen Adham, Mike Morhaime and Frank Pearce got together to make games their way. They eventually hired Chris [...]

Tron Legacy: An Impressive Blu-ray Release

Tron Legacy: An Impressive Blu-ray Release

Tron: Legacy (Rated PG, Walt Disney Studios, $79.99 for the five-disc combo that includes Tron: Classic, $39.99 for two-disc blu-ray /DVD combo, $29.99 blu-ray only) was a welcome arrival on movie screens during last year’s holiday movie season. Yes, it was a bit emotionally cold, relying on a father-son relationship that should have been [...]

The Monster: the fraud and depraved indifference that caused the subprime meltdown

The Monster: the fraud and depraved indifference that caused the subprime meltdown

Michael W Hudson's book-length investigative journalism piece on the subprime meltdown, The Monster, is both a brilliant example of skeptical business journalism done right, and a brilliant example of the storyteller's art. Hudson combines his meticulous, exhaustively documented research with a novelistic approach to telling the story that [...]

Fiendish CSS-based technique for obfuscating text

Asa Raskin's developed a fairly ingenious, CSS-based means of obfuscating text; briefly, he inserts random characters in the text and applies a "do not render" CSS style to them. The words render as normal on your screen, but when copied to the clipboard, the junk text is also picked up. It's been years since I did much with CSS, but I have [...]

Free excerpt from Jo Walton’s brilliant Among Others

Free excerpt from Jo Walton’s brilliant Among Others

Tor.com is hosting a long excerpt from Jo Walton's extraordinary Among Others, one of the best books I've read in years. From my original review: Now, let me tell you what this is all about. Among Others is the diary of Morwenna Phelps, a Welsh teenager whom we really meet just after her twin sister, Morganna, has died in an unspecified but [...]

Who Knew Dead Zombie Hookers Were So Fun?

What better way to kick off a Tuesday then a little dead zombie hooker action? Right? (more…)

The Price of Everything

The Price of Everything

"According to Eduardo Porter of The New York Times editorial board, prices are more interesting than most of us realize. And the prices that never appear on a price tag are the most fascinating of all. In his new book The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do (2010, Portfolio), Porter explores the surprising ways [...]

PS3 completely hacked. Security on the system is apparently the worst security ever seen.

Basically, the ps3 has a hard outer shell, but once you break through the outer layer there is absolutely nothing stopping you... (more…)

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