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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Celebrity Photo Leak: Is Poor iCloud Security to Blame?


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Apple has for the first time acknowledged reports of an untold number of nude or compromising photos allegedly stolen from celebrities' Apple iCloud accounts.

"We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report," Apple representatives told Mashable.

While that doesn't admit any kind of culpability in the attack, which was first reported Sunday, security experts are already pointing the finger at not one but two flaws in iCloud security.

According to a report in TheNextWeb, a hack called iBrute was posted Saturday on GitHub by mobile security firm HackApp. Though technically a mere proof of concept, it showed hackers how to exploit an apparent "brute force" vulnerability in the Find My iPhone API. Read more...

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Browser extension shows Wi-Fi speed at hotels before you book


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Important a pain is always online, while you are traveling, can slow Wi-Fi in hotels

A browser extension started Monday to help travelers who avoid the overhead of bad Internet connections by adding Hotel Wi-Fi speed and quality, on what pages of the popular booking information is already available.

In July, Hotel Wi-Fi test announced its rankings of the hotels Wi-Fi speed and quality. Now it has integrated this information into popular booking and travel websites through an extension that works in chrome and Firefox browsers, the Wi-Fi information on Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Booking.com and TripAdvisor.






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Saturday, July 12, 2014

This is the best way to peel a whole bucket of potatoes in a few seconds


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Leo Morten Lund has a good trick that allows it to peel a whole bag of two pounds of potatoes in less than one minute. You will only need a drill, a circular brush WC (own) head, a hose and a bucket filled with water.





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The Man With a Plan To Build a 70-Foot Car-Juggling Robot


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Imagine this: A towering 70-foot diesel-powered robot, equipped with a haptic control interface that lets a human operate the machine, as it uses hydraulic cylinders to juggle three 1800 lb. cars (specifically, Volkswagen Beetles) in the air before a rapt audience.


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