• The Red Sox used an Apple Watch to steal signs from the Yankees

    The Red Sox used an Apple Watch to steal signs from the Yankees

    Here’s another innovative use case Apple can mention when they  announce the next Apple Watch: The device has reportedly played a key role in a baseball sign-stealing scheme run by the Boston Red Sox. Read More

  • Pokémon Go cracks down on cheaters with lifetime bans

    Pokémon Go cracks down on cheaters with lifetime bans

    Pokémon Go cheaters will now be permanently banned from playing the popular game, according to updated wording in the game’s terms of service. Niantic Labs, the game’s developer, writes that accounts can be banned for cheating, including by “falsifying your location, using emulators, modified or unofficial software and/or accessing Pokémon GO clients or backends in an… Read More

  • How Software Helps Keep Online Learners Honest Crunch Network

    How Software Helps Keep Online Learners Honest

    People often express worry that the relative anonymity of online learning environments and the disconnected nature of being in a MOOC (massive online open course) leads to more opportunities for academic dishonesty and outright cheating. However, emerging and improving technologies may prove to offer more — not less — protection from would-be cheaters. Read More

  • Shock: Students using mobile phones to cheat

    There was a report on the local news here yesterday about students using their mobile phones to cheat in school. My first reaction was, yeah, duh. Kids have been cheating in school since the beginning of time. The tools they use to cheat isn’t all that interesting. Whether it’s writing answers on the palm of their hand, filling a graphic calculator with programs to… Read More

  • So You Cheated. Now What?

    Technology has made it easier than ever to get caught cheating. Tiger Woods may have been the latest to get caught with his text message and voicemail pants down but many celebs and non-celebs have gotten caught just by sending texts or posting messages on the wrong Facebook wall. All it takes is one snooping partner to completely blow up your whole cheating operation. Especially if the… Read More

  • Good riddance: 2,500 cheaters banned from Modern Warfare 2

    What is the allure of cheating in video games online? Who takes team deathmatches so seriously that he needs unlimited ammo, no clipping, infinite life, and other assorted nonsense? It’s stupid, and if you try to cheat online you deserve to be banned. So forgive me for not giving a damn about the 2,500 people that were just banned from non-dedicated servers for cheating in Modern Warfare 2. Read More

  • Iraq war veteran catches Wii-fe touching Wii-Wiis with another man… through the Wii!

    An Iraq war veteran came home in April 2007 and suspect his wife of cheating on him with another guy. A few months later, he ran through the collection of Miis on the Wii and found an odd — and familiar — face. It turns out wifey and the other guy played Mii bowling on multiple occasions and by tracking play time on the Wii calendar was able to see when they were playing together. Read More

  • But Sleep Won't Come the Whole Night Through/Your GPS Will Tell On You

    It’s about time that movie GPS technology has finally hit the mainstream. This odd little device uses 2 AAA batteries and captures GPS tracking data for up to 8 weeks on one charge. The device is great for catching cheating spouses, kids who say they’re going to the library when they’re really going to the malt shop, and Will Smith when government agents steal his identity. Read More

  • Hardest Mario Level Ever, As Played By a Lying Cheater

    After we saw the Hardest Mario Level Ever we were fascinated and/or in awe. BoingBoing uncovered a walk through of the level along with three other hard levels and then uncovered that this is actually tool-assisted, which means someone basically slowed down the level to a crawl and bonked around like VV on ketamine. Feh. I moved the video under the jump because it seems to be auto-starting. Read More

  • Chess Player Caught Cheating With a Bluetooth Headset

    Chess player Umakant Sharma has been banned playing in All India Chess Federation tournaments after judges discovered a Bluetooth headset sewn into his cap. A friend had been playing a computerized simulation of his games and relaying moves via the headset. Sharma has been banned from competition for 10 years. Judges discovered the headset during a random sweep during a December 4… Read More

  • How to Never Lose at Roulette Again

    In the UK, gamblers are rushing to buy a £1,000 ($1,879) device that allows them to win at roulette. How does it work? Well, the gadget is made up of a time recorder, a hidden computer and an earpiece. It’s a “predictive device”, rather than a device that actually cheats directly. It’s somewhere along the lines of an aid that helps you count cards, but in this case… Read More