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01.22.15 Peter Yeh

Novaya Gazeta is reporting the Federal Drug Control Service of Russia’s (FSKN) secret database was leaked, revealing names and photos of “anonymous” informants. Most egregiously, it was bought by a reporter for around $50, from a bootleg DVD salesman in a Moscow train station. The collection, available on 5 CDs, not only contains photographs and […]

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04.10.14 Andy Cush

Why should you wait until the end of your taxi ride to pay the fare? There’s plenty of time to swipe your card on the way, and it’s not like you’re planning on dodging, right? Turns out, you don’t have to. Quartz has detailed instructions for paying while you ride here, but it basically boils down […]

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07.08.13 Andy Cush

If you weren’t one of the 1 million Samsung smartphone owners who were treated to a free copy of Jay-Z’s new album last week, you could choose one of two options–wait for the thing to pop up on the Pirate Bay and torrent it, or, if you have an Android, get a pirated version of the […]

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04.25.13 Andy Cush

It’s about time this insanely powerful new technology was employed in the service of helping lazy people be lazy. Like an image plucked from the dreams of Homer Simpson, this Kinect hack turns any surface in your home into a remote control. Using the Kinect’s depth sensing camera in conjunction with a projector and voice detection, […]

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04.24.13 Andy Cush

Our friends at Evolver.fm uncovered “Brutalize Me,” an ingenious app from Music Hack Day Paris that allows you to turn the saccharine vocals from any pop tune into a gravelly death/black metal growl. As is often the case with software spawned at hack days, it’s not quite ready for public consumption, but fortunately, its creator […]

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07.21.11 Marina Galperina

Now modern folk can take advantage of the handy sign system of the storied hobo code. Use this handy guide to generate, cut and stencil QR codes and inform fellow “digital nomads” about the dangers and benefits of the local establishments if there’s “bike thieves” or “assholes” about.  […]

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12.13.10 Bucky Turco

This weekend, Gawker (Media) was pwned. A group called Gnosis took credit for hacking the company’s database and lifting all sorts of shit: A widely distributed text file contained internal chats between the site’s editors, 1.3 million commenter passwords, source code, and insults aimed at head honcho Nick Denton. […]

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01.28.10 Bucky Turco

Although short on details, this video appears to show how easy it is to deposit fake currency that was designed as part of an ad campaign for Deutsche Bank and turn it into real money. After the individual “failed so desperately the last time” he tried this, he decided to give it another go. Watch […]

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