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Google Acquires Zync Visual Effects Cloud Rendering Company Behind “Star Trek Into Darkness”
A 12.9-Inch iPad ‘Pro’? Apple Might Have One In The Works
VC Firm Kleiner Lines Up To Invest In Snapchat, Now Estimated At An Insane $10 Billion Valuation
EA Expects To Milk $1 Billion In Incremental Revenue From DLC Add-On Game Content This Year
Time Warner Cable Goes Down Nation-Wide
Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles
Google Chrome 37 64-Bit Stable Released, Faster, More Secure
Seagate Ships World’s First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive, More Capacity For Your Pr0… Umm, Critical Files
Intel Goes Uptown: May Be Partnering With Barney's To Launch Smart Bracelet
Lowest Price Ever On Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptops; Plus A Huge Price Drop Pn Dell UltraSharp Monitors and Lenovo ThinkPad Tablets
Instagram Hyperlapse Offers Buttery Smooth Timelapse Videos For iOS Devices
Digital Storm's Bolt II Battle Box Edition Brings 4K Gaming to an ITX System
T-Mobile Tweaks Family Plan With More Line Options, Doubles Data When Adding A Tablet
Review: HotHardware's Take On The Amazon Fire Phone
Spotify Comes To Windows Phone Users For Free
Chinese Antitrust Regulators Probe Microsoft For Browser And Media Player Bundling
Fetch Dog Harness Let’s Your Lil’ Buddy Shoot Some Great Doggy-Cam Footage
LG Launches LG G3 Stylus Stylus-Enabled Variant, Ready To Take On The Galaxy Note
LG Teases Round-Faced Android Wear Smartwatch Competitor To Moto 360
Facebook Attacks Viral Headlines Using Weird Trick, You Won't Believe What Happens Next

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Google Acquires Zync Visual Effects Cloud Rendering Company Behind “Star Trek Into Darkness”

Google Acquires Zync Visual Effects Cloud Rendering Company Behind “Star Trek Into Darkness”

Google may have missed out on purchasing Twitch, but that hasn't stopped the company from acquiring other businesses. Its latest acquisition is Zync Inc, a visual effects cloud-rendering company that was behind Star Trek Into Darkness. Special effects tend to be a costly venture for the film industry. With some exceptions, it is...

A 12.9-Inch iPad ‘Pro’? Apple Might Have One In The Works

A 12.9-Inch iPad ‘Pro’? Apple Might Have One In The Works

There have been lots of iPhone 6 rumors, which Apple is expected to announce during a press event next month, but not much speculation about the next iPad. Until now, that is. Word from people who supposedly have knowledge on the matter say that Apple's suppliers are preparing to build the biggest size iPad ever. Beginning in the first quarter...

VC Firm Kleiner Lines Up To Invest In Snapchat, Now Estimated At An Insane $10 Billion Valuation

VC Firm Kleiner Lines Up To Invest In Snapchat, Now Estimated At An Insane $10 Billion Valuation

We imagine there's an inspirational poster hanging in Snapchat's offices that reads, "Fortune favors the bold." Certainly Snapchat's founders have been bold in reportedly turning down two seemingly obscene acquisition offers, the first for $1 billion and the second for $3 billion, both from Facebook. Rejecting such high priced bids couldn't...

EA Expects To Milk $1 Billion In Incremental Revenue From DLC Add-On Game Content This Year

EA Expects To Milk $1 Billion In Incremental Revenue From DLC Add-On Game Content This Year

Looks like Electronic Arts is not holding back this year with its sports games. The video game publisher is expecting to make around $1 billion in revenue from downloadable content and is also taking steps to crack down on cheaters for its various sports titles. Madden NFL 15 is one of the key games to EA’s strategy. Aside from players...

Time Warner Cable Goes Down Nation-Wide

Time Warner Cable Goes Down Nation-Wide

It's been a rough week for broadband Internet subscribers. Last weekend, Charter Communications suffered a widespread service outage that affected customers in several states, and now Time Warner Cable is scrambling to fix an issue with its Internet infrastructure that also caused service disruptions across the United States. The good news...

Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

If you're a classic gamer, you've probably had the unhappy experience of firing up a beloved older title you haven't played in a decade or two, squinting at the screen, and thinking: "Wow. I didn't realize it looked this bad." The reasons why games can wind up looking dramatically worse than you remember isn't just the influence of rose-colored...

Google Chrome 37 64-Bit Stable Released, Faster, More Secure

Google Chrome 37 64-Bit Stable Released, Faster, More Secure

We suspect quite a few folks will be rejoicing over this one. This week, Google announced that its 64-bit experimentation with Chrome in Windows was a success. Thus, it's planning official, bona fide 64-bit support for Chrome Stable once Chrome 37 hits. As you'd expect, benefits in the departments of "speed, stability, and security" are on...

Seagate Ships World’s First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive, More Capacity For Your Pr0… Umm, Critical Files

Seagate Ships World’s First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive, More Capacity For Your Pr0… Umm, Critical Files

Prior to the digital age we are living in, many were skeptical about the need for larger hard drives. Now that we download TV shows, movies, music, video games, books, and other, shall we say, forms of entertainment, our need for larger hard drives continues to grow. So we are sure many people are happy that Seagate has announced today that...

Intel Goes Uptown: May Be Partnering With Barney's To Launch Smart Bracelet

Intel Goes Uptown: May Be Partnering With Barney's To Launch Smart Bracelet

When Intel announced its development of a "Smart Bracelet" and other digital lifestyle products at January's CES, there were many reasons to be impressed. In a way, it seemed kind of odd that Intel took as long as it did to make such a reveal, but the fact that it was going to be bringing its own products and technologies to the market meant...

Lowest Price Ever On Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptops; Plus A Huge Price Drop Pn Dell UltraSharp Monitors and Lenovo ThinkPad Tablets

Lowest Price Ever On Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptops; Plus A Huge Price Drop Pn Dell UltraSharp Monitors and Lenovo ThinkPad Tablets

Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Lenovo Y40 14" Core i7-based Gaming Laptop, a Lenovo ThinkPad 2 64GB 10.1" Tablet with Windows 8 Pro, a Dell UltraSharp UZ2215H 21.5" display and a whole lot more. Full details with links are pricing to all...

Instagram Hyperlapse Offers Buttery Smooth Timelapse Videos For iOS Devices

Instagram Hyperlapse Offers Buttery Smooth Timelapse Videos For iOS Devices

Technology is pretty amazing when you take a moment to stop and truly appreciate how far things have come. Back when our folks were kids, they were filming silent, choppy videos on Super 8. And today? There are a number of mobile apps available to shoot hiqh-quality video -- with sound! -- on your smartphone. One of them is Instagram, which...

Digital Storm's Bolt II Battle Box Edition Brings 4K Gaming to an ITX System

Digital Storm's Bolt II Battle Box Edition Brings 4K Gaming to an ITX System

"4K" has been quite a strong buzzword this past year, and things are only bound to heat up as displays capable of handling the resolution continue to drop in price. But let's face it: While the extra pixels are nice in principle, the amount of GPU horsepower required to deliver smooth gameplay at that resolution is enormous. Consider the fact...

T-Mobile Tweaks Family Plan With More Line Options, Doubles Data When Adding A Tablet

T-Mobile Tweaks Family Plan With More Line Options, Doubles Data When Adding A Tablet

With wireless carriers now engaged in a price war of sorts -- it's more a data war, really -- it's getting a bit difficult to keep track of things. For example, just a couple of weeks ago T-Mobile was advertising is Framily plan. And now? After offering to quadruple data for Simple Starter customers for $5 per month yesterday, T-Mobile today...

Review: HotHardware's Take On The Amazon Fire Phone

Review: HotHardware's Take On The Amazon Fire Phone

Bold. That’s the word that comes to mind when we consider Amazon’s Fire Phone. In a world where precious little has happened in the smartphone space over the past few years, at least in terms of groundbreaking innovation, Amazon’s entrance provides all the spark you need to sit up and pay attention. So what’s Amazon,...

Spotify Comes To Windows Phone Users For Free

Spotify Comes To Windows Phone Users For Free

As of today, the Spotify app for Windows Phone offers free music streaming. Android and iOS users have been enjoying free music from the streaming service for months, but Windows Phone users have been impatiently waiting – first for a Spotify app, and then for a Spotify app that included the service’s popular free music feature....

Chinese Antitrust Regulators Probe Microsoft For Browser And Media Player Bundling

Chinese Antitrust Regulators Probe Microsoft For Browser And Media Player Bundling

Tensions are high between the Chinese government and Microsoft right now, with the former banning the latter's Windows 8 software for government use. Taking it a step further, China is said to be building its own operating system, which it hopes to have ready by October. On top of all that, China's been investigating Microsoft over antitrust...

Fetch Dog Harness Let’s Your Lil’ Buddy Shoot Some Great Doggy-Cam Footage

Fetch Dog Harness Let’s Your Lil’ Buddy Shoot Some Great Doggy-Cam Footage

Have you ever watched a dog at play? They're in their own little world where chasing a chipmunk across the yard is every bit as important as that TPS report you've been tasked to write. And that hole Fido's been digging? He's not sure where it leads, he only knows it must be dug. Ah, the life of a dog -- rather than dress up in a Wilfred costume...

LG Launches LG G3 Stylus Stylus-Enabled Variant, Ready To Take On The Galaxy Note

LG Launches LG G3 Stylus Stylus-Enabled Variant, Ready To Take On The Galaxy Note

LG's been on a bit of a roll latel. Hot on the heels of introducing the G3 Beat and G Vista, and teasing a round-faced Android Wear smartwatch to compete with the Moto 360, the South Korean electronics maker today announced yet another new device, the LG G3 Stylus. Similar in design to the original LG G3 (but not in specs), the Stylus variant...

LG Teases Round-Faced Android Wear Smartwatch Competitor To Moto 360

LG Teases Round-Faced Android Wear Smartwatch Competitor To Moto 360

We're early on in the smartwatch revolution, and the first editions are proof of that. While Dick Tracy was onto something, the idea of a rectangular smartwatch in 2014 just feels a little... square. With Motorola's 360 watch securing most of the oohs and ahhs at Google I/O this year, it was just a matter of time before its primary rivals...

Facebook Attacks Viral Headlines Using Weird Trick, You Won't Believe What Happens Next

Facebook Attacks Viral Headlines Using Weird Trick, You Won't Believe What Happens Next

If you use social media at all these days, you've undoubtedly noticed the rampant proliferation of viral headlines. From advertising "Local woman loses 55 lbs of belly fat using one weird trick," to Upworthy's self-righteous spewing twaddle "This man found 3,654 war orphans, 62 kittens, and Jesus at Arby's -- You Won't Believe What Happened...

Welcome Robotic Overlord: 'Robo Brain' Is Consuming The Internet's Information And Learning

Welcome Robotic Overlord: 'Robo Brain' Is Consuming The Internet's Information And Learning

Giving robots knowledge isn't some newfangled ability - it's been around for a good while. Letting a robot learn for itself; well, that's a little more modern. With IBM's Watson, we saw a supercomputer that could scour the Internet to beef up its own knowledge, and the result was undoubtedly impressive. But knowledge is one thing; putting...

Irony: California Senator Votes Down Uber Ride Service And Gets Busted For DUI

Irony: California Senator Votes Down Uber Ride Service And Gets Busted For DUI

By now, it's pretty obvious that companies like Uber and Lyft offer a compelling service, one that taxi companies all over seem to be kicking themselves for not having thought of first. But despite the fact that these services offer a nice benefit to customers, they're fighting an uphill battle legally. Many, like Californian Senator Ben Hueso,...

Amazon Swoops In And Snatches Twitch Out From Under Google For $970M [Updated]

Amazon Swoops In And Snatches Twitch Out From Under Google For $970M [Updated]

Back in May, rumors surfaced that Google might purchase video game broadcasting service Twitch for $1 billion. Then, in July, Venturebeat claimed that its sources had confirmed that the deal between had been sealed. However, that confirmation may not have been accurate. It appears that Amazon is looking to snatch Twitch away from Google for...

T-Mobile Responds To Sprint's New Plans By Quadrupling 'Simple Starter' Data For $5 Per Month

T-Mobile Responds To Sprint's New Plans By Quadrupling 'Simple Starter' Data For $5 Per Month

The wireless price wars have begun. Sprint fired off the first shot when it rolled out new Family and Individual plans last week, and now T-Mobile, the nation's fourth largest wireless carrier and former acquisition target of Sprint, is firing back with a deal of its own -- for $5 extra per month, Simple Starter customers can quadruple their...

Lowest Price Ever On Dell Inspiron 3000 Desktops, Rare price drop on Dell U2414H Monitors and More

Lowest Price Ever On Dell Inspiron 3000 Desktops, Rare price drop on Dell U2414H Monitors and More

Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have great deals on the Dell Inspiron 3000 slim desktop system, the Dell U2414H UltraSharp 24" 1080p IPS display, a Samsung UN32EH4003 32” 720P LED HDTV with bonus gift card, and a whole lot more. Full details with...

Facebook's $19 Billion 'WhatsApp' Service Now Tops 600 Million Active Monthly Users

Facebook's $19 Billion 'WhatsApp' Service Now Tops 600 Million Active Monthly Users

After Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion back in February of this year, the popular messaging service has gone on to surpass 600 million monthly active users, company founder and Chief Executive Officer Jan Koum announced in a Twitter post today. At the time of acquisition, WhatsApp was nearing half a billion active users. By April,...

Get Your ‘Smart Polo’ On, Ralph Lauren Enters the Wearable Tech Fray

Get Your ‘Smart Polo’ On, Ralph Lauren Enters the Wearable Tech Fray

Those clunky fitness wristbands and watches are about to get some competition from a shirt that tracks much of the data, courtesy of Ralph Lauren. The luxury clothing designer is debuting the Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt at the US Open today, where it is the official outfitter. The shirt uses technology from OMsignal to collect biometric data,...

Openly Available Surveillance Systems Exploit Intrinsic Design of Cellphone Networks, Can Track Anyone Anywhere

Openly Available Surveillance Systems Exploit Intrinsic Design of Cellphone Networks, Can Track Anyone Anywhere

Grab your tin hat: your cellphone might be giving away your location to spy agencies and sophisticated gangs even as you read this. The Washington Post is reporting that certain companies are selling technology that gives governments and criminals tracking capabilities similar to what the NSA is believed to have. Image Credit: sNowFleikuN...

Google Teams Up With Rockchip For Project Ara Processing Engines

Google Teams Up With Rockchip For Project Ara Processing Engines

The idea of a modular smartphone is still an intriguing one. Imagine being able to swap out components in your smartphone to upgrade it rather than buying a completely new phone. If you don't know by now, Google has been working on Project Ara and, despite some hurdles such as the company selling off its Motorola division, the project is still...

FCC Filing Outs Microsoft’s Planned Chromecast Competitive Miracast Dongle

FCC Filing Outs Microsoft’s Planned Chromecast Competitive Miracast Dongle

Google's reasonably priced ($35) Chromecast dongle has been a surprising success in the streaming market, in part because of its low price tag. There's not a ton of competition in the streaming dongle space either, though it appears Microsoft will soon throw its weight around with a Miracast dongle that appears in the FCC's database. According...

LG Unveils First 4K OLED TV, Available In 77 and 65-Inches Of Love

LG Unveils First 4K OLED TV, Available In 77 and 65-Inches Of Love

It's too late to lay claim to the first 4K television, however LG Electronics just announced the world's first OLED TV with a 4K Ultra HD resolution (3840x2160). That OLED qualifier makes all the difference in the world, and according to LG, the use of OLED in today's Ultra HD displays will prove a "game changer" in the industry. There are...

Microsoft Slashes Price Of Surface 2 Hinting At New Windows Tablets For Holiday Season

Microsoft Slashes Price Of Surface 2 Hinting At New Windows Tablets For Holiday Season

The sly folks at Microsoft decided to snip $100 off the price of its Surface 2 tablets, bringing down the cost of entry to the Windows 8.1 RT tablet to $349 for the 32GB model. If you need more storage, the 64GB version is now priced at $449, and the 64GB with 4G LTE (on AT&T) baked in now goes for $579. What's most interesting about these...

DDoS Hackers Responsible For PSN Outage Send Bomb Threat Via Twitter On Flight Carrying Sony Exec

DDoS Hackers Responsible For PSN Outage Send Bomb Threat Via Twitter On Flight Carrying Sony Exec

Here's a story that just keeps getting stranger. Lizard Group, a hacker group that claimed responsibility for Sony's PSN downtime over the weekend, has created a stir that'll no doubt have the FBI involved. As if claiming that it took PSN down wasn't enough, it tweeted earlier today to American Airlines that it had been "receiving reports"...

Blizzard, League of Legends, Sony Suffer DDoS Attacks, Hacker Group Claims Responsibility

Blizzard, League of Legends, Sony Suffer DDoS Attacks, Hacker Group Claims Responsibility

During the weekend the gaming industry has been suffering from a barrage of DDoS attacks. Blizzard’s Battle.net, League of Legends, and Sony’s PlayStation Network are just some of the games and services that have experienced unexpected downtime. However, it appears one hacker group is claiming responsibility for all of these attacks...

China Developing Its Own OS To Take On Apple, Microsoft, and Google

China Developing Its Own OS To Take On Apple, Microsoft, and Google

If it hasn't been made clear enough in recent months that China would love nothing more than to cut down on its reliance to American technology companies, its just-announced decision to create its own operating system should remedy that. At first, this OS will target the desktop, but eventually, it'll make its way to smartphones and other...

Microsoft Research 'DeLorean' Cloud Gaming Technology Employs Speculative Processing For Lag-Free Gaming

Microsoft Research 'DeLorean' Cloud Gaming Technology Employs Speculative Processing For Lag-Free Gaming

It seems obvious that the cloud is going to become a big part of our gaming future, but there are a number of issues to work through before it really hits the big time. Undoubtedly the biggest hurdle at this point is simple bandwidth; so many people deal with subpar connections, either due to slow speeds, low bandwidth caps, or both. Once...

Charter Communications Service Outage Across US Possibly Caused By Large Scale DNS Hack

Charter Communications Service Outage Across US Possibly Caused By Large Scale DNS Hack

Was your high-speed Internet service acting wonky yesterday? Are you a Charter customer? If you answered 'yes' to both questions, you're not alone. It appears that Charter, the nation's fourth largest cable operator, suffered a widespread outage in broadband Internet service starting on late Saturday afternoon and continuing into the night....

AMD Unveils R9 285 Graphics Powerhouse, Shipping Next Week

AMD Unveils R9 285 Graphics Powerhouse, Shipping Next Week

If you thought it was a good time to be a gamer, well guess what? It just got even better. AMD used its 30 Years of Graphics and Gaming celebration to announce a new Radeon R9 200 Series graphics card, the Radeon R9 285. Spec-wise, the card is similar to AMD's Radeon R9 280, but with a newer GPU and a few enhancements that make it a more robust...

Pwned By A Girl! Women Gamers Now Outnumber Teenage Boys

Pwned By A Girl! Women Gamers Now Outnumber Teenage Boys

The Entertainment Software Association has just released its 2014 report on the state of the video game industry, and as the title of this post suggests, there have been some significant shifts since the last report. Let's tackle the most interesting one first: Women over the age of 18 currently represent 36% of the game-playing population,...

DHS Says Target, UPS, Over 1000 Others Were Hacked By ‘Backoff’ Point of Sale Malware

DHS Says Target, UPS, Over 1000 Others Were Hacked By ‘Backoff’ Point of Sale Malware

Life certainly has become complicated ever since we stopped bartering goods and services with our neighbors in favor of using cash and credit. Think you're safe to go shopping with your debit card at a major retailer? You'd be mistaken -- according to an advisory put out by the Department of Homeland Security, over 1,000 American businesses...

Amazon To Enter Online Advertising Arena Taking On Google And Microsoft

Amazon To Enter Online Advertising Arena Taking On Google And Microsoft

It looks like Google is soon to get some serious competition in the advertising space, as the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon has something cooking. Called "Amazon Sponsored Links", Amazon's advertising solution would take Google's AdWords head-on, where relevant ads would be displayed based on the context of a search. Amazon's...

Apple Opens iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program For "Small Percentage" Of Defective Units

Apple Opens iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program For "Small Percentage" Of Defective Units

Are you sitting down? Good, because this may surprise you: Apple just fessed up to there being a "small percentage" of iPhone 5 devices that may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently. It's not that often that Apple admits to defects -- Steve Jobs told users they were holding the iPhone 4 wrong when...

GameStop Sales Jump 25 Percent In Second Quarter On Next Generation Console Launches

GameStop Sales Jump 25 Percent In Second Quarter On Next Generation Console Launches

GameStop reported a 25.1 percent increase in total global sales to $1.73 billion for its fiscal second quarter of 2014, up from $1.38 billion in the same quarter a year ago. Consolidated comparable store sales increased 21.9 percent, and new hardware sales skyrocketed 124.8 percent as demand for Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation...

AMD Hosting '30 Years of Graphics and Gaming' Livestream With New Product Launch Today, Watch It Here

AMD Hosting '30 Years of Graphics and Gaming' Livestream With New Product Launch Today, Watch It Here

Radeon fans, take note! AMD is going to be hosting a livestream this AM (9 CT, 10 ET) called "30 Years of Graphics and Gaming." Given the headline, you can probably make a guess or two at what is going to be discussed. What we know for certain is that if you've been a PC gamer for a while, a trip down memory lane with a bit of nostalgia awaits....

Netflix Hack Day Produces Cool New Features Like 'Hue,' 'Nerdflix,' and 'Oculix'

Netflix Hack Day Produces Cool New Features Like 'Hue,' 'Nerdflix,' and 'Oculix'

Hackathons are awesome for a number of different reasons, but the big one is that they can sometimes yield really cool inventions. Such is the case of Netflix's Hack Day, which the company held this past week. Not only were there a number of really neat uses of Netflix's technology designed in a mere 24 hours, some of them could prove to be...

Are You Willing To Pay For An Ad Free Internet? Most Say No

Are You Willing To Pay For An Ad Free Internet? Most Say No

News is out today of a survey from video advertising platform Ebuzzing claiming that it would cost an average of E140 per year per UK citizen to pay for an ad-free Internet and that the majority of users (98% of them, in fact) would never, ever be willing to pay such fees. I'm not surprised by results like this -- if someone asked me "Would...

Over $300 Off Lenovo Z50 Laptops; Plus Big Savings On Dell desktops, Sharp HDTVs and More

Over $300 Off Lenovo Z50 Laptops; Plus Big Savings On Dell desktops, Sharp HDTVs and More

It’s almost time to close out another week, but not before serving up the latest batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on the Lenovo Z50 Core i7-based gaming laptop with discrete NVIDIA graphics, a Dell XPS 8700 Core i7-based desktop system, a Sharp AQUOS LC-60LE600U 60"...

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Has 650HP And Looks Amazing Doing It

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Has 650HP And Looks Amazing Doing It

If you've got the cash, and are looking to make a splash, then you are in luck. Chevrolet has unveiled the new 2015 Corvette Z06 and it looks amazing. Replacing the previous generation of ZR1s, the new Z06 is Chevy’s most powerful version in the car’s history. It has a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine that produces 650 horsepower...

G.SKILL Announces Ripjaws 4 DDR4 Memory Kits In Preparation For Haswell-E

G.SKILL Announces Ripjaws 4 DDR4 Memory Kits In Preparation For Haswell-E

With the launch of Intel's Haswell-E processors and X99 chipset right around the corner, everyone aside from Intel itself has been previewing products that complement the platform. Most notably, this involves motherboard and memory manufacturers, with some choosing to remain mum in advance of the launch, with others happy to talk about what's...

Researchers Prove That Wirelessly Hacking Traffic Lights Is A Frighteningly Real Threat

Researchers Prove That Wirelessly Hacking Traffic Lights Is A Frighteningly Real Threat

Word to the wise -- be careful crossing through intersections, even when you have a green light. We don't want to overstate the threat, but apparently you really can hack into a traffic signal and change the light, just as you've seen in countless Hollywood films featuring the token computer hacker. This was proven by a team of researchers...