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RoboWaiter wants to make American restaurants great again with robots

 RoboWaiter’s crack team consisting  of a developer, designer and a robotics expert came together at last night’s Disrupt NY hackathon to create a faster, better, smarter waiter using IBM Watson and robots. Developer Sharon Yang came up with the idea last night before the event when her waiter took a while to take her order. Humans, she pointed out, are often busy and… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

May 14th

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These 11 technologies want to hack your brains

 Picture a day where you flip through your memories like you would Facebook or Instagram, or you get a chip sewn into your brain to help you learn languages twice as fast and communicate your thoughts in an instant to millions of people. Such are the promises of so-called brain hacking technologies, and for the past couple of years, everyone from Elon Musk to DARPA scientists has been… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

May 4th

Gadgets

These 11 technologies want to hack your brains

 Picture a day where you flip through your memories like you would Facebook or Instagram, or you get a chip sewn into your brain to help you learn languages twice as fast and communicate your thoughts in an instant to millions of people. Such are the promises of so-called brain hacking technologies, and for the past couple of years, everyone from Elon Musk to DARPA scientists has been… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

May 4th

Gadgets

Hackers Leak New Episodes of Orange Is the New Black and Claim More Leaks to Come

Netflix bingers received a weekend surprise when they woke up this morning to find the first ten episodes of the new season of Orange Is the New Black have allegedly been leaked to torrent networks. A hacker group has claimed responsibility and they say it only occurred because Netflix refused to pay a ransom. The…

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Rhett Jones

April 29th

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BrickerBot is a vigilante worm that destroys insecure IoT devices

A hacker called The Janitor has created multiple versions of a program called BrickerBot, a system that searches out and bricks insecure IoT devices. A researcher named Pascal Geenens has followed the worm for a few weeks and has seen it pop up and essentially destroy infected webcams and other IoT devices. The devices all used a Linux package called BusyBox and had exposed telnet-based… Read More

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John Biggs

April 25th

Gadgets

No, The Daily Show Didn’t Get Hacked

Earlier tonight, the broadcast of The Daily Show was briefly interrupted by a blip of stock war footage, a spinning ballerina, and a web address with a Russian domain name. The internet quickly assumed that the late night comedy show had been hacked. It wasn’t.

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Rhett Jones

March 30th

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This Amazon Dash button donates $5 to the ACLU whenever Trump tries your patience

aclu-dash Amazon’s Dash button is a mad genius-level exploit of consumer behavior, but one programmer decided to put its frictionless functionality to better use: Donating to the ACLU. Inspired by a friend’s exasperated wish for a Dash button that donates whenever you’re filled with rage at whatever Donald Trump’s done most recently to incense people with a sense of human… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

February 8th

Gadgets

This Amazon Dash button donates $5 to the ACLU whenever Trump tries your patience

aclu-dash Amazon’s Dash button is a mad genius-level exploit of consumer behavior, but one programmer decided to put its frictionless functionality to better use: Donating to the ACLU. Inspired by a friend’s exasperated wish for a Dash button that donates whenever you’re filled with rage at whatever Donald Trump’s done most recently to incense people with a sense of human… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

February 8th

Gadgets

This Amazon Dash button donates $5 to the ACLU whenever Trump tries your patience

aclu-dash Amazon’s Dash button is a mad genius-level exploit of consumer behavior, but one programmer decided to put its frictionless functionality to better use: Donating to the ACLU. Inspired by a friend’s exasperated wish for a Dash button that donates whenever you’re filled with rage at whatever Donald Trump’s done most recently to incense people with a sense of human… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

February 8th

Gadgets

Trump Addresses the CIA, Guess What He Didn’t Talk About

In his first official stop to handle some presidential business, Donald Trump spoke to the men and women of the CIA. The bizarre speech that followed danced around the issues of cyber security and his penchant for comparing everyone in the room to “Nazis.”

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Rhett Jones

January 21st

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