• Japan Last Country To Resume All PlayStation Network Services On Wednesday

    It took them a while, but Sony today announced [JP] that they will fully restore all PlayStation Network services plus streaming media-on-demand service Qriocity in Japan this Wednesday. Sony’s home market is the last country in which the company is done picking up the pieces after that massive data breach from last April. Read More

  • DIY: Make Your Own TSA Scanner

    Curious about exactly how the TSA manages to see you naked? Well, the actual technology is pretty high end (and proprietary), but it is possible to come up with something close. The process is quite complicated, and the person who worked out the process hasn’t documented it completely, but you can get the basic idea from the video after the jump. Read More

  • Sarah Palin's E-Mail Hacker Gets 1 Year In Halfway House

    Who could forget when Sarah Palin’s e-mail was hacked two years ago? The “hack” was hardly that—the kid guessed her “forgot your password?” question—but the ramifications of the hack were felt far and wide. The kid, 22-year-old David Kernell, has just been sentenced to one year (and one day) in a Tennessee halfway house. Read More

  • Firesheep In Wolves' Clothing: Extension Lets You Hack Into Twitter, Facebook Accounts Easily

    It seems like every time Facebook amends its privacy policy, the web is up in arms. The truth is, Facebook’s well publicized privacy fight is nothing compared to the vulnerability of all unsecured HTTP sites — that includes Facebook, Twitter and many of the web’s most popular destinations. Developer Eric Butler has exposed the soft underbelly of the web with his new… Read More

  • The HP StorageWorks X310 LED easter egg

    Oh you’re so silly, HP. Why would you hide a clever function for the front-panel LEDs on the HP StorageWorks X310 Windows Home Server? I mean, who wouldn’t want their status LEDs to chase like KITT’s grill lights or strobe Christmas lights-style? This should be a standard option, not hidden by a keyboard command. Anyway, click through for a quick video demo and instructions… Read More

  • Twitter Hack: Part Of Broader Iranian Strategy

    Late last night the popular micro-messaging service Twitter was attacked and had its website defaced by a group calling itself the Iranian Cyber Army. The Twitter homepage and the main application service page were replaced with a bold pro-Iranian and anti-American message. The message was loud, and very clear – the attack was in response to what Iran saw as internal meddling by the… Read More

  • Apple palette cleanser: Power a remote with one battery and a paperclip

    Macgyver would be so proud of you if you actually remembered to use this trick next time your remote’s batteries died. Read More

  • Beware the fake WoW beta invite emails

    Despite the fact that Blizzard has warned us, there have been some fake beta invite emails starting to go out for the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm. In fact, they tried to catch the CrunchGear crew this morning with their little fake email and site. Read More

  • You don't need no ROMs with this USB SNES cartridge reader

    If you’re like me, you play Super Nintendo in coffee shops all the time. Chances are, though, that you’re not like me, so a little explanation is probably in order. Emulators are one of my favorite things, and I often indulge in a little Super Mario Kart or Chrono Trigger while I’m working. Unfortunately, ROMs still occupy a sort of legal grey area: you can only have ROMs… Read More

  • Dev Team shows off iPhone 3.0 carrier unlock, I make a little water in my pants

    Next TuesdayToday the Dev Team will post – but not release – a demo of yellowsn0w running under iPhone 3.0 firmware. NB – This is not a carrier unlock for the iPhone 3G S but for the 3.0 firmware that will appear on Tuesday. UPDATE – Sorry. Weird day today. Fixed the date. This should also work for the first gen. Read More