Building a gun out 3D-printed parts is so 2013. Now, the United States Army has managed to 3D-print an entire grenade launcher, and it looks roughly like an assault rifle in the popular video game Halo. Also, the new weapon is named RAMBO.
When it comes to pushing oneself towards greatness, some of us vow to read more books or sign up for a 5K run. Others try to learn a new skill, like woodworking. Chris Bertish, however, decided to become the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a paddleboard because he is a crazy man.
It’s easy to call Julian Assange a big, bratty man-baby. Much to the world’s dismay, however, the WikiLeaks founder is doing things a little bit differently with his recent disclosure of CIA hacking documents. Assange is actually being kind of helpful.
On Wednesday, a team of security researchers published their findings on a startling number of vulnerabilities in Confide, the secure messaging app allegedly used by White House staffers in the midst of a leaking epidemic. The app, which brags about its “military-grade end-to-end encryption,” enables users to send…
Harvard just announced that Facebook founder and aspiring politician Mark Zuckerberg will deliver this year’s commencement address. As part of the deal, the university will give Zuckerberg an honorary degree and an honorary doctoral gown. This, despite the fact that Zuck dropped out of Harvard College in his sophomore…
There isn’t much funny about the CIA’s covert hacking operations or the WikiLeaks dump that put thousands of documents about them on the internet on Tuesday. Some of the secret code names for these operations are pretty funny, though. Those spooks at Langley must have a sense of humor.
Here we go again, gumshoes. WikiLeaks (read: Julian Assange) says it acquired a massive cache of CIA documents related to the agency’s cyberwar efforts. The information therein, WikiLeaks claims, reveals covert CIA hacking tools that can take over iPhones, Android phones, TVs, and pretty much any type of computer.…
Amazon’s voice-controlled personal assistant, Alexa, now enables hypochondriacs and armchair physicians to ask WebMD for medical advice. This seems like an awful idea, because it is. The internet is not a doctor.
Ever wondered if having sex is a good thing, an act that could actually make you a more productive person and help you perform better at work? Wonder no more, dear reader. A new psychology study claims that fucking at home makes people do better at the office.
Chicken farmers in Tennessee are about to shed a lot of blood. After noticing an unusually high death rate in a flock, some Tyson Foods-suppliers discovered that they were dealing with a new bird flu outbreak. Don’t worry too much, though: The USDA says humans should be safe.
For the past few months, dozens of Airbnb users have enjoyed a rare privilege: sleeping in the same building as the President of the United States. This is thanks to a discrete listing for an apartment “in a luxury building” that happens to be Trump Tower. The listing is now gone, and it’s all The New…
Uber’s very bad year just got worse. The New York Times is reporting that the company used secret internal software as well as good old-fashioned cyberstalking to identify law enforcement officials who were investigating Uber’s business practices. The situation is even crazier than it sounds.
Roughly 48 hours after its major service outage, Amazon is admitting what caused the problem. Apparently, some poor engineer at Amazon Web Services (AWS) did an oopsie and brought the internet to its knees. Oopsies are the worst!
Today’s the big day for Snap Inc., the parent company of dick pic app Snapchat and some confusing drone project: It’s set to begin trading on Wall Street today after the company priced its IPO at $17 a share. Snap’s valuation could be as high as $24 billion, the largest for a US-based tech company since Facebook went…
In what feels like a death blow to everyone’s early-Aughts nostalgia, it looks like AOL will soon cut off third-party access to its famous Instant Messenger service. The service turns 20 years old this year, and at this point, it’s unclear if it will see its 21st birthday.
The fact that Amazon controls a vast swath of cloud computing services became dreadfully clear on Tuesday afternoon when a string of errors brought countless websites to their knees. This consolidation of power is, perhaps suddenly, a very big problem.
Hey America, do you ever think to yourself, “Boy, I sure do wish we spent less money protecting the environment and more on guns and bombs and stuff.” You don’t? Well, Donald Trump does, and he’s got a plan to make it happen. It’s going to cost us, though.
Huge security disasters like Cloudbleed are never fun. However, as more information about the newly reported vulnerability becomes available, we can understand how dangerous bugs stand to screw up the internet. Luckily, in the case of Cloudbleed, it’s not as bad as it could have been. But it’s not good, either.