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  • MIT Students Show How To 3D Print Your Own Non-Duplicatable Keys For Easy Breaking And Entering

    MIT Students Show How To 3D Print Your Own Non-Duplicatable Keys For Easy Breaking And Entering

    If there’s one thing that sucks about breaking-and-entering it’s that it’s too difficult. Three enterprising young MIT students have figured out a way to make that easier, thanks to a 3D printing workaround to the sticky issue of making duplicates of so-called “non-duplicatable” keys. All you need is a flatbed scanner, an original Primus lock key made by Schlage… Read More

  • The Idiocy Of The Social Animal

    The Idiocy Of The Social Animal

    As we move closer to the launch of the (probably awful) Facebook phone, let’s examine just what the social network and its ilk have created. Millions of us use these new tools to joke, flirt and share memories, but just as many of us use these tools much to our disadvantage. In some ways, however, that is making things better for all of us. Read More

  • Goatse Security’s Auernheimer Convicted In iPad Website Hacking Case

    Goatse Security’s Auernheimer Convicted In iPad Website Hacking Case

    Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Newark, NJ, a jury convicted Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer for his role in a 2010 exploit that caused an AT&T account maintenance website to leak 114,000 email addresses of iPad owners. Auernheimer was convicted on both counts for which he was charged. Read More

  • Find My iPhone Leads To Arrest Of Suspects In Atlanta Armed Robbery Case

    Find My iPhone Leads To Arrest Of Suspects In Atlanta Armed Robbery Case

    Apple’s iPhone has had its crime-fighting capabilities detailed before, but a new story today out of Atlanta (via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) has its Find My iPhone feature helping to catch two suspects in an armed robbery case. After five women were held up at gunpoint near the Biltmore Hotel last night in the Georgia state capital, police tracked one of their stolen iPhones to… Read More

  • UPDATE: Executives Of Swedish Start-Up Klarna Arrested For Alleged Molestation

    UPDATE: Executives Of Swedish Start-Up Klarna Arrested For Alleged Molestation

    Details are sparse and we have calls in, but the two execs at Klarna, Jens Saltin and Niklas Adalberth, were arrested at the W Hotel in New York for alleged molestation. The victim was a 19-year-old tourist from Texas. Saltin and Adalberth are currently out on $10,000 bail. According to the NY Post, “Adalberth allegedly straddled her body while he and Saltin ripped off her clothes… Read More

  • Woman Toe-Types For Help After Burglar Ties Her Up


    This is pretty insane. A woman in Atlanta was the victim of a burglary, during which she was tied to her bed as the robber made off with her valuables and car (2009 Acura TSX, BGU-8496 if you see it call the po). Her laptop was on her bed, and she managed to get it open with her feet, hit CTRL-ALT-DEL to wake it up, and launch her IM client, on which she was able to raise her boyfriend in… Read More

  • Outrage: Man loses finger during iPad robbery

    Apple says the iPad is “magical and revolutionary,” but I don’t know if it’s worth losing a finger over. A man in Denver purchased an iPad for a business associate—he didn’t even know what an iPad was—and as he was exiting the mall another man came up to him and ripped the bag away, severing his finger in the process. Sigh. Read More

  • Postal worker helps himself to $86,000 worth of Gamefly games

    Whoops. Philadelphia-area Gamefly members who have been wondering why in the hell they never got their rented copies of Cooking Mama finally have some answers. The culprit, 34 year old Reginald Johnson of Germantown, PA, stole some 2,200 Gamefly games while working as a mail-processing clerk between April and September of 2008. Read More

  • Advice: If your Internet connection drops out while playing an online game, don't stab a random person

    Oh, dear. We’ve all been there: you’re playing your favorite game online, and then WHAM-O~! you lose your Internet connection. The usual course of action is to mutter “Gosh darn it” to your self, then go about your business. An unusual course of action is to grab a knife, then stab a random person walking in the street. Apparently that has happened, yes. Read More

  • Don't try to steal Nintendo DS games from Wal-Mart

    Well this is the dumbest story I’ve ever heard, and I’ve heard a lot of them! Once upon a time, there was a fugitive in Lee County in Florida. His criminal background—his FourSquare achievements, if you will—included armed robbery and kidnapping. He’s thrown in jail in early September, but then breaks out using a fake ID. But then, only a little while later… Read More

  • The ‘anti-stab’ knife that works just fine in the kitchen but can't kill a man

    The average American probably doesn’t know this, but there’s a huge problem with knife-crime in the UK. (That’s what happens when guns are so hard to get a hold of, knives everywhere.) Sports stars try to tell people to knocks it off; so does the prime minister but no one cares what he says anymore. Which brings us to today’s news: the very first… Read More

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