Not only was stealing a laptop not a crime in this story, students successfully lifting the laptops from University of Twente in the Netherlands could count as university credit. Who says crime doesn't pay?
So let's say it's Black Friday and you're calling up a friend to join you at the store for some awesome savings, when all of a sudden you see a stampede of rabid shoppers headed your way. Well have we got an iPhone case for you.
Since last week, Apple's been under fire over iPhone apps that secretly upload a user's contact list without notifying them first. What started out as a hackathon brainstorm on how to port a Path app to OS X turned into a full-on PR disaster, not just for app creators, but Apple, too. So what the hell is going on?
The "smart-ification" of everything needs to stop. It was fun with smartphones, smart TVs, but now everything with an LCD is being dubbed "smart." Even these new recycling bins in London. LCDs on trash trash receptacles. I'm so psyched!.
Leigh Van Byran and Emily Banting were on their way to Los Angeles from England. Instead of partying like rockstars in Hollywood, they ended up in the back of a truck full of illegal immigrants and Mexican drug dealers because of some seemingly nefarious tweets that they sent out. Watch out, tweeting can land you in jail.
The TSA caused an uproar recently when it confiscated what is known as a "cupcake in a jar." Stick with me now as this is where the story gets funky: according to the TSA it has nothing against cupcakes in general, just this special cupcake stuffed into a jar. In this format it violated to three-ounce limit for carry on liquids or gels.
There's a reason that we're all still carrying physical keys around with us: they're simple, they're reliable, and while you might forget the key itself somewhere, you don't need to remember anything else besides how to put the key in a lock. A recently-spotted patent from Apple suggests that it's trying to make laptop chargers work the exact same way.
It's unfortunate that Internet regulation worldwide tends to be in the hands of people who know very little about the Internet and altogether too much about regulation. At the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, hackers have come up with a new idea: their very own space-based Internet service.
Nearly every sci-fi fan imagines what it would be like to own a secluded lair specially equipped to wait out the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Now there's a real option for just such a situation, if you've got the cash.
Puzzle and security freaks will love the new Crypteks physically lockable USB device. The USB storage is located inside a housing with five rings on the outside, each set with the 26 letters of the alphabet. Twist to your code and you've unlocked your USB. With 26 letters and five rings, you'll have whopping 14,348,907 possible passwords. Now that's security!