A phishing email to an HVAC contractor opened the door to the massive Target hack. Read more →
Details on how hackers used a malware called “Reedum” to steal customer data from Target. Read more →
Google has announced a new scheme to try to boost its Google+ service by allowing people to email you who don’t have your e-mail address. Read more →
Why no kill-switch feature on cell phones to discourage thefts? The companies may soon have to answer to Congress. Read more →
Sometimes, the best story you’ll see today is actually a commercial. Read more →
The new iPhone with the fingerprint security system was just made available on Friday and by Saturday the Chaos Computer Club had already figured out how to break into it without the right finger. Read more →
Finally, a reason to buy Google Glass? Read more →
Less work and more play, in defense of the gamers, banishing parade squatters, idiocy in the news, and teaching cancer to cry. Read more →
Scott Simon, host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR, is a master essayist and storyteller. He’s telling a compelling story now on Twitter: the imminent death of his mother.
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Evidence suggests that for many young parents, smartphones and iPads are the new babysitters. Read more →
There might be more to a second than a second. In the course of a day, on which our standard of time is based, the planet wobbles a bit. So some days are longer or shorter than others. The atomic clock keeps a more accurate record of the time, but that may soon be obsolete, Read more →
It had to come to this. People are now paying to go places where they’re forced to unplug/disconnect from the wired world, NPR reports. And, they’re calling it “a movement.” All Tech Considered says people pay, by one example, $350 to be forced to unplug… But for many of the participants, the most exciting activity Read more →
Was the storm a ‘federal disaster,’ that thing that good people do, the Hotshots on climate change, how to be your own big brother, and North Dakota’s crime boom. Read more →
Improv Everywhere posed as city workers providing a solution to the “texting and walking” epidemic.
It’s possible that the way you use software on your computer underwent a sea change in the last 24 hours.