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It's shockingly easy for hackers to remotely scan and clone your work security badge

Friday July 28th, 2017 12:25:54 AM
You're riding the subway to work, or taking a smoke break outside the office, or simply strolling down the street. Someone with a backpack is standing nearby, but you think nothing of it. Thirty seconds later that very same someone has a cloned hard copy of your work ID badge, ready to stroll right into your office.  SEE ALSO: Meet the cyborg bringing biohacking to the people This is not only possible, but "very simple" according to security researcher Dennis Maldonado. Maldonado, the founder of Houston Area Hackers Anonymous and an Adversarial Engineer at pen-testing company Lares Consulting, was speaking to a packed house of hackers at the 25th annual DEF CON in Las Vegas on Thursday. Read more...More about Cybersecurity, Def Con, Rfid, Def Con 25, and Hacking Hackers

The unsexy source of Amazon's profit hot streak

Friday July 28th, 2017 12:13:13 AM
Amazon may swallow up nearly half of every dollar spent on online shopping, but that isn't what's fueled its nine-quarter profitability streak. The real money flows from a northern Virginia server compound from which the company powers Netflix, Slack, Pinterest and thousands of other sites that make up close to half of the web. SEE ALSO: Jeff Bezos was the world's richest human for all of 6 hours Amazon Web Services (AWS) once again lifted the company's quarterly earnings into the black in an otherwise lukewarm report in which it fell short of Wall Street expectations and recorded a profit dip of nearly 80 percent. Read more...More about Amazon, Business, and Big Tech Companies

Absorb the thunderous acting of Terry Crews in 'Crackdown 3' like his muscles would absorb you

Thursday July 27th, 2017 11:56:46 PM
The excitement over Sumo Digital's upcoming Crackdown 3 has been lukewarm at best. But the one human being on the planet who could fix that is the man, thy myth, the legend: Terry Crews. At a recent Comic-Con panel for the game (above), the designers released a video introducing his playable character. Named after Crews' own son (who got him back into gaming in the first place), Commander Isaiah Jackson of the Agents of Justice is the man your girl told you not to worry about. SEE ALSO: This shot of Terry Crews in 'Crackdown 3' looks amazing Decked out in his "level 6" suit, the designers wanted to give the Commander special abilities that set him apart from the other level 1-5 agents. Using Crews himself for inspiration, they built the special gear to fit his larger-than-life personality and IRL power-ups (i.e. being the single most beautiful human being on planet Earth, both inside and out). Read more...More about Xbox, Comic Con, Terry Crews, Xbox One, and Comic Con

Quiz: Who said it? Anthony Scaramucci or a Real Housewife?

Thursday July 27th, 2017 11:30:15 PM
The office of the President of the United States is the best reality show out there. It's been kind of a shit show since Trump took office, to say the least. And the last few weeks have been extra juicy. Recently, Trump brought on Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci as his communications director, causing press secretary Sean Spicer to resign. SEE ALSO: Omg, wtf, wait until you see what Anthony Scaramucci just said about Steve Bannon On Thursday, The New Yorker published a bombshell interview with The Mooch and reporter Ryan Lizza. Scaramucci did not request the conversation be kept off record, and it was littered with some very nasty trash talk.  Read more...More about Politics, Funny, Wtf, Real Housewives, and Anthony Scaramucci

Everything we know so far about Google's Pixel 2

Thursday July 27th, 2017 11:25:00 PM
In a few months, there are two phones everybody's gonna be talking about: the next iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8. We've already learned just about everything there is to know about both of them, thanks to the constant drip of daily leaks. But there's another highly anticipated phone that's launching this fall that's gonna give them both a serious run for their money: the Google Pixel 2. SEE ALSO: Everything you'd possibly wanna know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 just got leaked Google joined #TeamPremium last year after replacing its Nexus phones with the Pixel and Pixel XL. Despite not being able to produce enough of them and some hardware issues, the Pixel has quickly become the symbol of what a pure Google phone should be.  Read more...More about Google, Android, Smartphones, Pixel, and Pixel 2

'StarCraft' caster's wife turned away at airport because infant twins violated safety regulations

Thursday July 27th, 2017 11:04:40 PM
Tara Stemkoski, wife of professional StarCraft II caster Daniel "Artosis" Stemkoski, was planning on flying to her hometown with her three children to visit her sick grandmother. But Artosis was traveling to Shanghai to work the IEM Shanghai StarCraft II tournament, and so somehow that meant momma Stemkoski wasn't legally allowed to board the plane. Stemkoski booked an Air Canada flight from Seoul, South Korea, to Prince Edward Island in Canada, double-checking along the way that she'd be allowed to travel alone with her 3-month-old twins and 5-year-old daughter, CBC News reported Wednesday.  Read more... More about Gaming, Travel, Airport, Esports, and Mom

Lmao, Twitter is going insane over the Scaramucci interview, and it's awesome

Thursday July 27th, 2017 10:03:05 PM
Trump's fascinating new White House Communications Director seems to be falling right into line with the administration's bizarre antics. In a straight-up freaking weird phone interview with The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza on Wednesday, Anthony Scaramucci unloaded a ton of incendiary and utterly unforgettable quotes. While projectile vomiting his words to the reporter, he managed to burn a load of bridges with everyone from Steve Bannon to Reince Priebus. SEE ALSO: Anthony Scaramucci joined Team Trump, then started deleting old tweets You need to read this thing in its entirety to fully comprehend how utterly mind-blowing it is, but for now here's what those who have already had the pleasure of reading have to say: Read more...More about Twitter, Conversations, Politics, Interview, and Donald Trump

Omg, wtf, wait until you see what Anthony Scaramucci just said about Steve Bannon

Thursday July 27th, 2017 09:48:42 PM
Sometimes, when you are around the age of 20, you drink too much of the alcohol and you call a friend at 2 a.m. and say a bunch of horrendous things you will maybe forever regret, which is possibly now a prerequisite for the job of White House communications director. Less than a week into his new job, Anthony Scaramucci gave possibly the most bat-shit insane interview of 2017, which is saying quite a lot. Quite. A. Lot. SEE ALSO: This Trump/Scaramucci supercut proves why they call him 'The Mooch' Here are just a few things Scaramucci told The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, according to a report published on Thursday night: Read more...More about Donald Trump, Culture, and Politics

The White House might have inflated Trump's golf record, because this is how we live now

Thursday July 27th, 2017 09:46:10 PM
The statement "President Trump has a big ego" is news to absolutely no one at this point. It was recently discovered the president even had a fake Time magazine cover (featuring himself, of course) framed at several of his golf courses. But would he really go so far as to have the transcript of a White House Press Conference altered after the fact just to make him seem like a better golfer? Unfortunately, the answer is not a resounding "no."  SEE ALSO: This Trump/Scaramucci supercut proves why they call him 'The Mooch' During last week's press conference announcing the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director, Scaramucci began his tenure by heaping praise on the president's surely giddy shoulders. Scaramucci proclaimed Trump could throw a football through a tire (?), and boasted that Trump "sinks three-foot putts. I don't see this guy as a guy that's ever under siege." Read more...More about White House, Trump, Press Conference, Golf, and Record

Postmodern Jukebox does a jazzy cover of Avril Lavigne's 'Complicated'

Thursday July 27th, 2017 09:45:13 PM
The cure to teenage angst: good, old-timey jazz in the form of a pop-punk cover. Postmodern Jukebox covered Avril Lavigne's 2002 song "Complicated," and the strong vocals of the lead singer, Annie Bosko, will make you feel more empowered than angsty. Enjoy. Read more... More about Watercooler, Music, Video, Postmodern Jukebox, and Culture

This lunchbox and food scale combo make counting calories a breeze

Thursday July 27th, 2017 09:34:19 PM
The MacroPack is a modular lunchbox with a food scale that caters to healthy eaters and fitness enthusiasts that want to watch their nutrition closely. Read more...More about Food, Design, Fitness, Innovation, and Diet

It's almost inevitable this character will die on 'Game of Thrones' this week. Here's why.

Thursday July 27th, 2017 09:32:29 PM
Bad things happen to good people on Game of Thrones, so when a good thing happens, it can only mean one thing: Death approaches. Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) experienced one of the few joyful moments of an extremely difficult life on Sunday when he and Missandei finally consummated their love — so, naturally, fans are terrified he's going to die. SEE ALSO: Finally, an empowering, consensual sex scene on 'Game of Thrones' The outlook was already bleak for our Unsullied leader. At the outset of "Stormborn," Daenerys and Tyrion lay out their battle plan, and it sends Grey Worm and his troops to capture the Lannisters' Casterly Rock. Missandei goes to see him that night, to wish him well and in hopes that he will confess his true feelings. Read more...More about Entertainment, Television, Hbo, Game Of Thrones, and Entertainment

'TGIF' is coming to Hulu to satisfy all your '90s cravings

Thursday July 27th, 2017 09:30:00 PM
Say goodbye to daylight, friends — 800 episodes from ABC's classic TGIF programming block are making their way to Hulu this fall, and you're definitely going to fall into a nostalgia hole.  Hulu announced Tuesday that it has acquired the exclusive streaming subscription video-on-demand rights for every episode of Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step, Perfect Strangers, and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, marking the streaming SVOD debut of the iconic Friday night lineup from the 1990s. Alas, Boy Meets World continues to elude us, although later TGIF addition Sabrina the Teenage Witch is already available on Hulu's roster. Read more...More about Hulu, Full House, Tgif, Family Matters, and Perfect Strangers

Apple granted FCC license to test 5G wireless technology

Thursday July 27th, 2017 09:17:21 PM
The FCC has officially granted Apple approval to begin testing experimental 5G technology, according to  DSLR Reports.  The iPhone maker now has permission to begin using something called "short-range millimeter wave spectrum" at two locations in California. The technology could be used in next-generation broadband, also known as 5G. Apple applied for the license back in May, with few details about its plans or objectives other than a goal that the tests would range from the 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands. The company's hope is that the results "will provide engineering data relevant to the operation of devices on wireless carriers' future 5G networks."  Read more...More about Apple, Iphone, Testing, 5g, and 5g Planning

The Boy Scouts are really, really sorry about that Trump speech

Thursday July 27th, 2017 08:43:27 PM
President Trump's mess of a speech to the Boy Scouts at their annual jamboree earlier this week has caused enough of a stir that the head scout had to apologize for it. SEE ALSO: Everyone is tweeting the Boy Scouts values after Trump turns jamboree into full-blown political rally On Thursday, Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh wrote a letter about Trump's speech at the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday. He said that overall the jamboree hasn't been "diminished in recent days," even though "the past few days have been overshadowed by the remarks offered by the President of the United States." Read more...More about Donald Trump, Boy Scouts, Culture, and Politics

Watch how we turned the action thriller film 'Face/Off' into a spaghetti western

Thursday July 27th, 2017 08:27:08 PM
When the 1997 film Face/Off starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage was released, it was a modern action hit. What some fans might not realize is that this film actually has a lot in common with the classic westerns of the past. Subscribe to CineFix for more movie-related content.  Read more...More about Guns, Western, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, and Cinefix

Matt Damon takes on the mob in the new trailer for 'Suburbicon'

Thursday July 27th, 2017 08:25:38 PM
Matt Damon is beating up mobsters in the new trailer for George Clooney's Suburbicon. The clip for Paramount's dark comedy opens by presenting the 1950's town of Suburbicon as a place of "prosperity for all," though it quickly becomes clear there is more to the place than meets the eye. SEE ALSO: 'The Emoji Movie' reviews are full of shruggies, angry faces and poo Damon's character confronts the gangsters after his wife was murdered for failing to repay a debt. He then finds the gangsters have gone after his son. Later in the clip, Damon's character murders someone in the street and is confronted by Oscar Issac as another mobster, who warns Damon that he could kill him easily. "I could kill you too," Damon responds, garnering a chuckle from Isaac.  Read more...More about Entertainment, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Trailer, and Viv

In Silicon Valley, even a place to live is a job perk

Thursday July 27th, 2017 08:15:49 PM
Silicon Valley is famous for outlandish job perks.  Amenities like foosball tables, nap pods, and office pubs are ostensibly meant to lure tech professionals in a cutthroat hiring market. But the more cynical explanation is that they blur the lines between work and home to numb employees to the long hours demanded of them.  Perhaps, then, it only makes sense that the logical endpoint of this new evolution in office culture is the ultimate perk: a home. SEE ALSO: What Facebook's most 'meaningful' Groups tell us about Zuckerberg's grand vision In a region with a severe lack of affordable housing, companies like Facebook and Google have begun to roll out plans that would effectively turn them into their employees' landlords. Read more...More about Facebook, Google, Silicon Valley, Business, and Big Tech Companies

Two storms set to undergo bizarre 'Fujiwhara' dance, leaving only 1 standing in the end

Thursday July 27th, 2017 08:15:46 PM
Tropical cyclones, including hurricanes, are nature's most massive and powerful storms. They can span hundreds of miles in width and are so fearsome that they can wipe out entire coastal communities in a matter of hours.  These storms may be mighty, but they can be particularly fickle in their movements, and on rare occasions, they can display some truly bizarre — even aggressive — behavior when they get a little too close to each other.  SEE ALSO: 'Fujiwhara effect,' a rare weather event marked by dancing cyclones, expected this week In a dance known as the Fujiwhara effect, tropical cyclones can swirl around a fixed point between one another, with one storm's winds often stripping the other of its densely packed core of towering thunderstorms, leaving it a pale shadow of its former self.  Read more...More about Climate, Science, Extreme Weather, Pacific Ocean, and Tropical Cyclone

Supercut of the disastrous 'Pokémon Go' Fest is here to make you cringe

Thursday July 27th, 2017 08:05:52 PM
By now you've probably heard about the disaster that was Pokémon GO Fest. Actually seeing it all go down in a less-than-10-minute supercut, however, is a whole other level of cringe-worthiness.  I don't want to keep picking on Niantic for the technical difficulties they experienced during their first-ever live event in Chicago last weekend. Especially because they've actually done a good job of owning up to their errors. But, damn, if this video doesn't display what words couldn't: just how much anger was floating around what supposed to be a joyous event.  Attendees couldn't contain themselves as they shouted and chanted about not being able to play, demanding the team do something to fix the issues. The stage performers and hosts did what anyone is supposed to do in situations like these — smile and allow the show to go on. But, ultimately, considering just how (literally) loud everyone was being in the audience, it wasn't something that could go on completely ignored. The hosts' enthusiasm was just too awkward a pairing with the audience's fervent booing. Read more...More about Entertainment, Gaming, Pokemon Go, Niantic, and Entertainment


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