Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time

PCWorld has compiled a list of the 25 all time worst tech products OF ALL TIME. Not surprisingly, AOL is at the top of that list followed by RealPlayer, Windows ME, and plenty of other gems.

NSA has been logging your phone calls since 9/11

USAToday reports: The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY. The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls […]

NSA tells DOJ to take a hike

The Department of Justice has decided to give up it’s investigation into the illegal wiretapping by the NSA. My guess is that it went something like this: DOJ: Bad NSA, you’ve been wiretapping without warrants. NSA: Yea, um, it’s for, um, the war on terrorists… yea, that’s it. DOJ: Mmmmmmkay, we need to see some […]

The RFID Hacking Underground

They can steal your smartcard, lift your passport, jack your car, even clone the chip in your arm. And you won’t feel a thing. 5 tales from the RFID-hacking underground. By Annalee Newitz James Van Bokkelen is about to be robbed. A wealthy software entrepreneur, Van Bokkelen will be the latest victim of some punk […]

Judgement Day just got closer

LiveSience is reporting that scientists have developed "neuro-chips" by combining living computer circuits and brain cells. The next project, T-1000.