Computer experts are warning that a dangerous new cyber-worm that works late at night could cost consumers billions of dollars. Apparently, individuals with upcoming bachelor parties or afterwork get-togethers are especially vulnerable to this online threat.
The card payment industry has rejected claims by British researchers that a system used for validating in-person payments has a major security flaw. Computer scientists at Cambridge University have been investigating the “chip and pin” system. That’s a branding name used in the country for EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa), a technology used increasingly around […]
A discarded rocket section crashing into Earth and causing major damage would have made for a great story. Unfortunately for journalists, and fortunately for the rest of us, that’s not what happened today. An asteroid discovered on Monday and named 2010 AL30 caused some brief interest thanks to a couple of intriguing features. It was […]
This thing is destined to go viral, it’s inevitable! It currently sits with 17,000 views on Youtube, but if you check back in 48 hours, I’m pretty sure it’ll have over a hundred thousand. Oh, and while being on the subject of cats, we’ve got one more cat video for all you cat-loving geeks out […]
The robot courses across the battlefield, swiveling on sleek steel legs, turning its bullet-shaped head toward its prey. Its eyes flash red, then blue: signal received. Before the ensuing sound boom and the inevitable end of hundreds of lives, it pauses a moment to reflect. Death is never easy, even with a heart of circuits. […]
You’ve heard it before: parents groups and educators worldwide are growing more and more concerned regarding children and teens using social networking sites. But while online social networking shows a great deal of promise in respect to reaching out to teenagers, some critics worry that too much focus on the superficiality of sites, especially Facebook, […]
The world will end after being hit by the planet Nibiru on 21 December 2012. That’s a nice story, but it’s not true. And a senior scientist at NASA’s Astrobiology Institute says so. David Morrison (pictured), writes a regular column with the wonderfully Onionesque title Ask an Astrobiologist for the Astronomical Society of Pacific newsletter. […]
Well folks, it looks like the Globe and Mail’s website (Canada’s largest-circulation national newspaper) has been hacked into recently (unless this is a clever marketing ploy), because after loading its front page, if you enter the Konami code via your keyboard, you’ll get a surprise. Go ahead, try it. up, up, down, down, left, right, […]