The NSA hides surveillance software in hard drives

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It’s been known for a while that the NSA will intercept and bug equipment to spy on its soon-to-be owners, but the intellgency agency’s techniques are apparently more clever than first thought. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered apparently state-created spyware buried in the firmware of hard drives from big names like Seagate, Toshiba […]

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Google’s got a robot dog that stalks indoors, haunts dreams

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Google’s got a robot dog that stalks indoors, haunts dreams

This is how it starts: you feel bad seeing the robot “dog” get kicked, and the next thing you know it’s nipping at your heels, pushing you back to work in the salt mines. Instead of using the film and TV trope to illustrate how morally bankrupt a villain truly is, Google-owned Boston Dynamics employs […]

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McDonald’s reveals what goes into its french fries

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McDonald’s reveals what goes into its french fries

The revelations come from the fast-food chain’s new video, the latest in a series called “Our food. Your questions” in which Mythbusters co-host Grant Imahara tries to debunk rumors about their food. In the clip, Imahara, “reverse engineers” the process of french fry production, to trace the food right back to the source: a potato […]

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WhatsApp is taking ‘aggressive action’ against third-party apps

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WhatsApp is going after unauthorized third-party apps that are designed to work with the popular messaging system. Users sometimes access third-party clients that offer add-ons for more customization inside of WhatsApp. Now the Facebook-owned service has issued at least one cease-and-desist order to an Android app called WhatsApp+. On Google+, a WhatsApp+ spokesman announced that […]

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How to find In-Depth articles on Google

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If your Google search just isn’t returning the quality content you want, this little URL trick might find more in-depth articles on the subject you’re searching for. Alex Chitu at Google Operating System recently discovered that Google has a section for “in-depth articles”, from which it features longer posts from sites like the Wall Street […]

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Delsey’s new luggage weighs itself, charges phones, forecasts the weather

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Delsey’s new luggage weighs itself, charges phones, forecasts the weather

CES was flooded with a bunch of “internet of things” for the home, but frequent travelers will likely appreciate this connected luggage better. Leading luggage maker Delsey has been working on a connected suitcase called Pluggage for the past two years and has recently tested a working prototype, as you can see in the video […]

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Meteorite turns night into day over Bucharest, Romania

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Meteorite turns night into day over Bucharest, Romania

A meteorite has disintegrated over Bucharest, the capital of Romania, early Wednesday, blazing through the sky and briefly lighting up the city in the wee hours of the morning. The event, which occurred at approximately 3:05:57 a.m. local time, was caught on several security cameras throughout the city, such as the rooftop cam from surveillance […]

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