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Hoisting a laser cutter to the 3rd floor (and other fun you’ll probably never have)

The folks at Null Space Labs bought a 40W CO2 laser tube in order to build their own laser cutter. Unfortunately nobody really wants to build a laser cutter; they just want to play with a laser cutter. So they ended up biting the bullet and ordering a $4000 model from China. That’s it hovering in …

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Schneier spanks AV industry over Flame failures

The problem is in the process
Security guru Bruce Schneier has questioned some of the excuses coming from the antivirus industry as to why it is taking them so long to pick up advanced malware like Flame and Stuxnet.…

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New DC homeland security head targets cyber-attack

The District of Columbia’s new homeland security director says the region needs to be better prepared for a cyber-attack. Christopher Geldart tells The Associated Press that getting the region ready for such an attack is 1 of his key priorities.

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Multi-system Nintendo emulator uses stock controllers

The first month of [WoolyDawg5’s] summer break went into building one Nintendo emulator to rule them all. He thinks there’s nothing like playing the games on the original controllers, and we agree with him 100%. Here you can see that the cartridge door on this NES enclosure hides the extra connectors he needs. With that …

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CareFusion Hit By Possible Cyber Attack

CareFusion may have been the target of a cyber attack that lasted more than two months and compromised customers that downloaded software updates for its medical device products.

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Hacking together two shop vacuums

Unfortunately the result of hacking together two shop vacuums isn’t a double-power monstrosity. This is actually the story of combining broken and substandard parts into one usable machine. The guys at the Shackspace originally bought a cheap shop vacuum whose motor gave up the ghost way too quickly. The replacement had only a tiny container for …

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Northrop Grumman wins $108 million cryptography contract

Northrop Grumman Corp. won a three-year, $108 million Air Force contract to complete cryptography upgrades for the intercontinental ballistic missile program.

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[Bob’s] experience with Haxlr8r

[Mike Szczys] recently got together with [Bob Baddeley] to talk about his experiences taking a hobby project to market. He’s not quite there yet, but [Bob] decided to travel a route which we find quite interesting. He has been taking part in a 111 day accelerator program called Haxlr8r. The idea is that this experience will …

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Blinky seesaw has ‘em queuing at the playground

How long has it been since you were on a seesaw? Perhaps the plank-and-fulcrum toy of your youth no longer holds any interest. But add some blinky lights and a fancy enclosure and folks are lined up to get back in the saddle. The video after the break gives just a glimpse of what’s inside …

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Mad Apple patent: Cloneware to convince trackers you don’t like porn

Does Cupertino want this to use, or to suppress?
Apple have patented the idea of using data clones to hide from surveillance: data clones that will browse the internet under your name but will look at basket-weaving sites instead of porn.…

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