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Xbox One laptop mod takes console on the road

Xbox One laptop mod takes console on the road

Turning a regular console into a portable version isn't new, but Xbox One gamers seem to have been too busy playing so far to have taken the time to convert their Microsoft system into a "laptop" form factor. James "DarkUncle" Terry cooked one up back in December 2013 for a private client, and now, with the help of a couple of Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers and a little patience, modder Ed Zarick is also coaxing the contents of an Xbox One casing into a more portable version.

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5 million Gmail passwords leaked; here’s how to protect yourself

5 million Gmail passwords leaked; here’s how to protect yourself

If you’ve not heard by now, Gmail password have leaked out. On a Russian website known for trafficking this type of thing, about 5 million passwords were left for the world to see, replete with the Gmail account they’re associated with. Sounds scary, but don’t worry — here’s how you protect yourself.

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Confirmed: Home Depot hacked, vulnerable since April

Confirmed: Home Depot hacked, vulnerable since April

It’s official: Home Depot was hacked. After nearly a week of silence on the issue, Home Depot is admitting fault, saying their system was compromised for months ahead of the recent discovery. In releasing a statement, Home Depot also intends to make it right with consumers.

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Home Depot data breach was same software that got Target

Home Depot data breach was same software that got Target

If news of the massive data breach affecting Home Depot sounds all too familiar, it might be — more than we know. According to a new report, the malware that cracked Home Depot’s system is the same — or a variant of — the one that affected Target. The malware pinches data when a card is swiped at a point-of-sale terminal in stores.

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Apple to add more iCloud security alerts, says Tim Cook

Apple to add more iCloud security alerts, says Tim Cook

Apple's Tim Cook has finally spoken up regarding the recent scandal that rocked its iCloud service. The Chief Executive promised that the company will implement new alerts to notify users when something seems amiss on their iCloud accounts, while at the same time still categorically denying the company's complacency in securing users' data.

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Celebrity photo leak worsens as underage photos found

Celebrity photo leak worsens as underage photos found

The hacking of celebrity accounts and the theft of explicit photos of a number of female stars has become even more serious, with word that at least one of the women was underage when the leaked pictures were taken. Several sites hosting the photos - which have already prompted an official statement from Apple early today, about the role iCloud played in their theft - have been notified that, in some shots, Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney was under the age of 18.

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Home Depot investigating potentially huge credit card hack

Home Depot investigating potentially huge credit card hack

Home Depot is investigating a potentially huge credit and debit card breach, with early signs that the scale of the stolen cards could well exceed the sizable Target hack of late 2013. Evidence of a new cache of fraudulently cloned cards began showing up today at black-market stores, with whispers from banks going on to be confirmed by Home Depot that something seemed awry.

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Keurig 2.0 DRM already cracked for coffee freedom

Keurig 2.0 DRM already cracked for coffee freedom

Keurig 2.0, also known as "Keurig tries to lock out rival pod-coffee suppliers by applying DRM to its new machines", has seemingly hit a stumbling block, with the lock-down system apparently already cracked by rival brands. The system, revealed back in May and a feature on Keurig's current range, borrows from the printer ink market in preventing brewers from working with unlicensed pods and instead forcing them to buy Keurig's "approved" supplies.

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PSN and Xbox Live hit by cyberattacks amid fake bomb threats

PSN and Xbox Live hit by cyberattacks amid fake bomb threats

Both Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming networks were brought down over the weekend by cyberattackers that also reportedly had a Sony executive's flights diverted after a fake bomb threat. What appeared to be a DDoS attack targeting the PSN on Sunday evolved into something significantly more serious, across both main online gaming services.

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Study shows humans may one day re-grow limbs

Study shows humans may one day re-grow limbs

The fact that lizards can re-grow limbs is pretty special. They can escape predators by not fighting for a tail, only to have a fully refurbished model in a few months’ time. That little trick may be coming to humans, too, if scientists have their way.

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Those TSA scanners were literally only good for seeing you naked

Those TSA scanners were literally only good for seeing you naked

The full-body X-ray scanners only retired last year amid long-standing concerns that they intruded on privacy by showing travelers naked were also riddled with security loopholes, new research claims. The TSA used the Rapiscan Secure 1000 scanner between 2009 and 2013 in airports across the US, but computer scientists have demonstrated that with a little preparation the machine could miss knives, guns, and even explosives from being smuggled onto planes.

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Spotify Serendipity shows simultaneous streaming

Spotify Serendipity shows simultaneous streaming

Spotify has never been afraid of a hack or two, and its latest - Serendipity - is all about the commonality of music. Handiwork of the streaming service's latest Media Artist in Residence, Kyle McDonald, Serendipity is a constantly scrolling, zooming map showing occasions where two Spotify users start listening to exactly the same song, at the same moment in time.

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