Attention Hotmail users who use stupid passwords such as "password," "123456" and "ilovecats," Microsoft will soon be blocking such common and weak codes to prevent your account from getting hacked in a jiffy.
The TSA often has to deal with some fairly angry customers after their routine pre-flight grope-downs, but the military has it way, way worse: some of the people they have to handle may actually explode. A new radar system will keep everyone much safer thanks to its ability to perform virtual pat-downs from 100 yards away.
In the future, if you're trapped underneath rubble awaiting help, the first thing you see may not be a rescue dog or a heroic fireman, it may very well turn out to be a sinister-looking, giant worm squirming through the cracks to save your life. But wait, it's not as bad as it seems.
Did the hacker known as "Th3 J35t3r" or "The Jester" (for those who don't speak 1337) just get the last "lulz?" Reports are flooding in that Th3 J35t3r has revealed the leader of LulzSec to be a 30-year-old IT consultant from New York.
This light switch has a tiny pinhole camera built into it, allowing you to use it for home security or also to spy on people when they pee. Hey, it's up to you!
Your conventional ATM really isn't that concerned with who you are. It just wants a card and a PIN number, and if those two things line up it won't ask questions. Let the humans sort it out, right? Well, no longer — Russia, land of bomb-proof toilets, is looking to put out a smarter, somewhat scary auto-teller that really does grill you for answers.
Have you ever looked around your place and thought, "you know what, if a bomb went off here I probably wouldn't be able to comfortably take a poo?" Yeah, me neither, but that's what the Russians are worried about, so they've started building terrorist-proof public toilets.
You can do all sorts of things with your iPhone, from start your car to check on your home security system. So why not open your front door? Hey, Lockitron can do that!
When the PlayStation Network was taken offline last month, Sony said it would not restore the service until proper security measures were in place. Everything looked solid as PSN returned last weekend, until now. A new exploit has forced Sony to take down a few of its websites, leaving some PSN users unable to change their old passwords.
After nearly a month of downtime, Sony's PlayStation Network online gaming service, Qriocity and Sony Online Entertainment services were finally restored in most regions in North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America over the weekend. So is the nightmare over?