Scientists are close to hacking the brain which will make us smarter and more productive

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We are heading down a path that will allow us to supercharge the brain.

You might be able to enter a flow state that allows you to learn a new skill twice as fast, solve problems that have mystified you for hours, or even win a sharpshooting competition with just a jolt of electricity.

 

 

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The problems with credit and debit cards are bigger than we thought

The Target hack shows our payment systems are in big trouble.

The problems with debit and credit cards are no longer about high-tech skimmers at gas stations and restaurants.  Things have gotten worse, not better. According to a December 19 update on the Target problem by security reporter Brian Krebs, as many as “40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.” After first claiming that ATM PINs weren’t involved, Target later conceded they were stolen, too.

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Anonymous fires back at NATO with FBI hack, releases 400MB of their data

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Anonymous is scared no longer.

Despite the recent spate of arrests on their side, Anon released 400MB of NATO data courtesy of big-time cybersecurity firm ManTech last night. This is their way of making good on a promise and reiterating that they “aren’t scared anymore”.
You’ll recall that NATO officially condemned Anonymous early last month. Well, as part of their long attack on ManTech, you’ll find a bevy of stolen NATO reports from the past several years, financial charts, and pictures of personnel both on duty and at rest. Pretty big, and this is only a portion of the gig of data they say they’re sitting on…

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Gaming Firm Hacks Microsoft Kinect Controller to Create Interactive Pornography

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The demo video shows a man controlling a floating hand to ‘interact’ with video game characters.

It really was only a matter of time.

For while Microsoft’s innovative Kinect controller was designed for family fun it has already been hacked so it can be used in a different way entirely: sex.

 

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Turn a Broken Down Laptop into a Desktop PC-Inside-A-Keyboard

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Viola!

Laptops, unfortunately, go through a lot of wear and tear, to the point of unusability. Hacker Bart, however, shows us how just because a laptop’s hinge, monitor, or keyboard is broken doesn’t mean it can’t still be a working, desktop computer.

This project is still ongoing, but has most of the kinks worked out and is a great springboard for a similar project with any laptop. After getting a free Macbook Air in not-so-great condition, Bart set out to turn it into a tiny desktop PC. Minimalist Mac towers are nothing new (from the old G4 Cube design to the newer Mac Minis), but this now-desktop is special—instead of being its own mini-tower, it resides in a small case under the keyboard and Magic Trackpad, hooked up to an external monitor…

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Billions Face iFraud Threat After Hackers Crack Secret Mobile Phone Codes

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Surprise! You Are Hacked.

Billions could have their mobile phone calls intercepted and recorded after computer hackers cracked the secret code used to protect 80 per cent of the world’s users.

The code was posted on the internet by German scientist Karsten Nohl, who said he organised the breach to demonstrate the weakness of mobiles’ security measures.

He claims an eavesdropper could be listening to calls within 15 minutes with just a laptop and two network cards.

There are now fears that half the world’s population could be left vulnerable to crime including identity fraud…

 

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