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Popular Robots Are Dangerously Easy to Hack, Researchers Say

Some of the most popular industrial and consumer robots are dangerously easy to hack and could be turned into bugging devices or weapons, IOActive said. The Seattle-based cyber-security firm found major security flaws in industrial models sold by Universal Robots, a division of US technology company Teradyne. It also cited issues with consumer robots Pepper and NAO, which are manufactured by Japan’s Softbank Group, and the Alpha ... Read More »

HyperX Pulsefire FPS mouse review: Popular design meets popular sensor

It’s still a bit foreign to think of HyperX as more than a headset brand, but we took a look at its debut keyboard earlier this year (and liked it!) and now it’s time to go in-depth on its debut mouse—the HyperX Pulsefire FPS (available for $50 on Amazon). TABLE OF CONTENTS Design: Clone wars No-frills mousing Bottom line Design: Clone wars This time ... Read More »

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is World’s 6th Most Popular PC Game, According to Newzoo

PLAYERUNKOWN’S Battlegrounds could be even more popular than previously thought, according to statistics released from Newzoo today. PUBG is also currently the most popular PC game in Japan – edging out League of Legendsby a full 5 percent. Newzoo revealed key numbers, using its PC Game Tracker, which show that the up-and-coming Battle Royale-esque shooter is played by 10.8 percent of all core ... Read More »

This controversial way to finance college may be getting more popular

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels. It soon may get easier for students to finance college by selling a share in their future selves. Purdue University is partnering with Vemo Education, a technology firm, in hopes of spreading an alternative form of college financing pioneered at Purdue last year. The product, known as an income-share agreement or ISA, allows students to ... Read More »

Popular home security system SimpliSafe can be easily disabled by burglars

It’s not unusual to hear of vulnerabilities in smart-home security systems these days, as security researchers turn their attention to the Internet of Things. It’s worrying, though, when a modern security system turns out to be vulnerable to a so-called replay attack, the kind of thing that worked against garage door openers back in the 1990s. The latest example is SimpliSafe, ... Read More »