Stock Market Hacker ‘Earns’ $141,500 In 15 Minutes

A Russian hacker took his skills to market, the stock market. According to the Security Exchange Commission said that his scheme cost the market $600,000 and left the hacker with a profit of over $250,000. The SEC froze the assets of the hackers apparent front company, Bronco Investments after catching on. The scheme was an [...more]

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Mar 17 2010
By Nick Upton

Steampunk Machine Turns #popcorn Into Popcorn

Some steampunks found a way to use twitter to make them snacks, so break out the #popcorn hashtag, they’re probably getting pretty hungry after building this thing. Fast forward to about 1:22 for actual footage of the machine and to skip some of the cheesy bits (not the good kind). Basically, each time the machine’s [...more]

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Feb 09 2010
By Nick Upton

FBI Nails Cable Modem Hacker

A 26 year old man named Matthew Delorey was apparently running a website called “Massmodz.com,” which sold cable modems that were hacked and reconfigured to allow the buyer access to free, untraceable internet access. Well, seeing as that is something of a gigantic crime, an undercover FBI agent purchased two of them in a sting [...more]

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Feb 05 2010
By Asterios Kokkinos

Google Offers Cash Rewards For Finding Bugs in Chrome

Calling all serious developers and wannabe hackers – Google just announced that locating a bug within its Chrome browser (either the current build or the open source Chromium project) will come with a sweet cash reward! How much cash? Between $500 and $1337 (get it?), depending on the severity of the bug. You need to [...more]

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Feb 01 2010
By Asterios Kokkinos

Steampunk Game Boy Makes 80s Kids Feel Really Old

It feels like it’s been a long time since Nintendo dropped the “Game Boy” line in favor of the multi-screened DS, but still… it hasn’t been this long. Check out this detailed hack by Thretris, which takes the classic Game Boy, released in 1989, and adds a whole bunch of sprockets, gears and gold paint.  [...more]

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Jan 31 2010
By Geoffrey Golden

The CoilMaster Mark1: Look Awesome While Shooting Soda Cans

The future of weaponry is here.  For too long, we have allowed soda cans to terrorize us, enslave us and put us in Human Camps.  Well, tonight we break free.  We will overthrow our fizzy oppressors.  For tonight, we have acquired the awesome MV CoilMaster Mark 1 coil gun! Coil guns are devices that shoot [...more]

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Jan 29 2010
By Geoffrey Golden

Did China Attack US Oil With Their Elite Cyberspies?

America’s unofficial internet war with China continues.  Recently, Google told off the Chinese government, saying the search giant would no longer censor their site’s search results.  This was in response to a series of hacks on Chinese human rights activists, potentially by (or in connection to) the Chinese government.  Well, now it looks like China [...more]

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Jan 27 2010
By Geoffrey Golden

Make Your Own Annoying Noises With Thingamagoop

I can hear my friends now: “Wow, you made that? Please turn it off.” So maybe there are better ways to spend $100, but nothing quite comes close to the Thingamagoop 2 via Make. Now anyone can create their own noise making, light sensing, booping-bleeping box. You can even plug it into your sound system [...more]

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Jan 18 2010
By Nick Upton

Hackerspace/Modder Clubhouses Pop Up Nationwide

A hackerspace is a physical, real world meeting place for electronics enthusiasts who want to work on their own DIY projects. This is a brilliant idea. A) You’ll learn a lot by being around people who are better at modding than you, B) Computer users need to get out of the house anyway, and C) [...more]

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Jan 16 2010
By Asterios Kokkinos

MakerBot’s 3-D Printer New Star Of DIY Tech

MakerBot showed off their new Cupcake CNC at the Consumer Electronics Show and there was a constant crowd trying to get a glimpse at the 3-D plastic printer. Basically the printer draws each layer of a design, then draws the next on top of it. According to a MakerBot press release it works just like [...more]

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Jan 11 2010
By Nick Upton