Hacking

Three French Journalists Tossed From Black Hat ’08

We’re not actively covering the Black Hat 2008 security conference currently going on in Las Vegas but there is some crazy stuff happening. Similar to when I attended Defcon years ago with Hack a Day, there was a Wall of Sheep. The WoS displays people who got hacked and insecure connections to prove a point and expose weaknesses in wireless ...

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The Last HOPE: Citizen Engineer

HOPE may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep building things and experimenting. Our good pal Phillip Torrone from MAKE and the famous Ladyada from Adafruit Industries have teamed up to created a video series dubbed “Citizen Engineer.” In the series (which premiered at HOPE), Torrone and company run through DIY, soldering, hacking, phreaking and more. You’ll learn ...

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The Last HOPE Concludes

Well, it’s Sunday night and the Last HOPE Conference has concluded. It’s hard for me to reflect back, seeing as I never attended HOPE before. I noticed the place was dead today as vendors packed up and groups gathered to finish activities and chat. It really makes me think that the hacking of yesteryear is dead and that a new ...

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The Last HOPE: Capture The Flag

PacketWars had its own project going on the expo floor. Complete with a referee who was ready to smack any hacker who steps out of the line with any shenanigans that violate the terms of service. It’s competitive network combat, no holds barred. Bring your own laptop, plug in and defend your territory. .

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The Last HOPE: Segway Showdown

Love it or hate it, you gotta admit the Segway intrigues you. If you’ve always wanted to try one out, now’s your chance. At HOPE, they’ll have Segway courses set up so you can race your friend. We watched as several people wiped out in a row and boy was it a gas. Follies!

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The Last HOPE: The Great LEGO Table

On the official website for HOPE, it said there would be a special table for adding to one gigantic LEGO creation. We arrived yesterday and saw little more than a pile of bricks. Today, there was progress but very little. By the time we started heading back home, I noticed someone had completely destroyed the sculpture and was rebuilding it ...

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The Last HOPE: POV Spectactles

Found at the Last HOPE Conference, this is actually a spinning sphere that looks like Earth. It uses POV to create an imaginary spinning world. There’s also another POV device that interlaces two colors with each other.

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The Last HOPE: Day Two

It’s a hot Saturday here in New York City but the coverage must continue! Take a look around the Hacker Village, which featured all sorts of DIY projects. A graveyard of electronics was available to poach parts from, you could make your very own t-shirt, check out those glass dildos and participate in plenty of other activities. After the jump, ...

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Japanese Digging Robot

You probably think that I’m talking about some autonomous robot that digs into the side of a mountain, right? Wrong, suckaz. I’m talking about a robot built by a Japanese man that spends all day digging and submitting stories to everyone’s favorite vice, Digg.com. He was recently arrested in Nagasaki and judging by the above video, it doesn’t look like ...

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