Spread out of 4chan, many Xbox One owners have been tricked into bricking their new consoles, with the promise that the six steps would unlock special, unpublished features. Instead, the glitch forces the Xbox into a permanent and endless loop of reboots that renders the system useless. Microsoft has not yet respond, so it’s unknown whether affected users will get some sort of fix or replacement.
It’s bad enough that the NSA is mining your phone calls, emails and text messages, but they’ve also got spooks inside games like World of Warcraft, trying to break up Orc terrorist cells and fucking up your raid with shitty healers. In addition to WoW, the NSA has also put down stakes in Second Life and on Xbox Live, so be careful of the noobs you’re griefing, because one may just be a spy.
For over 120 years, National Geographic has not only been documenting the world through gorgeous photography, but through stunning maps. Now, with a partnership with Google, you can explore 500 National Geographic maps spanning decades and decades of NG cartography.
Right now, the only way malware or any other chunk of computer code can get from one machine to the other is through wires of some sort. But scientists in Germany have discovered they could transmit small amounts of data small distances through empty air using high pitched inaudible sound waves. This experiment can be used to get a step ahead of future hackers who might be able to exploit your computer’s built-in microphone and speakers to receive and transmit data without plugging anything up to anything else.
The Community Driven Taco Recipe Repository aims to create the perfect taco, and to provide taco recipes that be shared and enjoyed with an open source ethos, driving taco technology into the future. So many tacos, so few Thursdays.
Unbeknownst to anyone ahead of time, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos pulled out the serious shit this weekend on 60 Minutes when in an interview with Charlie Rose, he unveiled “Amazon Prime Air”, a just-so-crazy-it-might-work plan to deliver packages within 30 minutes by aerial drone. Everyone can go home now, Amazon just won.
US intelligence afraid Edward Snowden has a super bad “doomsday cache” of information in case he’s caught or killed
It sounds like a plot twist out of Hollywood, but US intelligence peoples are terrified that ex NSA contractor Edward Snowden may have, probably has, some sort of “doomsday cache” of incredibly damaging information as an insurance policy against being injured, captured or killed, Its something that people in Snowden’s position often threaten, but considering Snowden seems to have one batch of information after the other, it seems likely he might have something like this somewhere.