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NY State Residents Will Get $62.5 Million In Settlement For Terrible Broadband

The settlement with Charter Spectrum is the largest consumer refund from an ISP in the US.
Kaleigh Rogers
an hour ago
OpSec

American Sues US Government For Allegedly Pressuring Him To Unlock His Phone at Airport

CBP and DHS officers allegedly detained a Los Angeles man of Muslim faith before he boarded a plane for four hours, asking him questions and pressuring him to show them the contents of his phone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
an hour ago
Ocean spies

The US Military Is Genetically Modifying Microbes to Detect Enemy Ships

The effort is part of a $45 million program across all the branches of the armed forces to figure out military applications for genetic engineering.
Daniel Oberhaus
4 hours ago
FAR OUT

Astronomers Find the Most Distant Known Object in the Solar System

Nicknamed “Farout,” the world is 120 times farther from the Sun than Earth.
Becky Ferreira
20 hours ago
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Glitch Creates a Gazillion Waluigis

Is this cursed, or blessed?
Jordan Pearson
21 hours ago
security

Hacker Talks to Arizona Man Directly Through His IoT Security Camera

The man identified himself as a “white hat hacker” and part of the “Anonymous Calgary Mindhive.”
Kaleigh Rogers
a day ago
AI

This AI Can Insert Your Selfie Into Famous Paintings

Digitally adding objects to photos is trivial, but AI researchers have struggled to replicate the same techniques with paintings.
Daniel Oberhaus
a day ago
cyber

CYBER Podcast: The Security Advice You Should Give Your Friends and Family This Holiday

On this week’s episode of CYBER, Motherboard talks about the best security advice for friends and family this holiday, as well as those shiny new devices from the internet of things, including Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Motherboard Staff
a day ago
DRONES

Scientists Discover Hidden 'Supercolony' of 1.5 Million Penguins After Tracking Poop From Space

“This small archipelago, that measures only 15 kilometers from one end to the other, has more Adélie penguins than the entire rest of the Antarctic peninsula combined.”
Becky Ferreira
a day ago
hackers

This Cybersecurity Firm Listens to the Background ‘Noise’ of the Internet

The internet is a bustling place, with hackers constantly firing exploits against whoever they can. Cybersecurity firm GreyNoise is trying to filter out some of that noise.
Joseph Cox
a day ago
PewDiePie

Hackers Deface Wall Street Journal With Pro-PewDiePie Message

The Wall Street Journal has previously shown how YouTube megastar PewDiePie pushed anti-semitic messages. Now, someone appears to have defaced a section of the WSJ’s website with a pro-PewDiePie message.
Joseph Cox
a day ago
climate change

This Tree Produces Psychedelic Art By Using Sensors to Monitor Its Own Health

Thijs Biersteker wanted a better way to communicate climate change to ordinary people, so he decided to let the trees do the talking.
Daniel Oberhaus
a day ago

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