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Facebook Could Face Up to £1.25 Billion Fine for Latest Hack Under the GDPR

Facebook’s stunning disclosure of a massive hack on Friday in which attackers gained access tokens to at least 50 million accounts – bypassing all security measures and potentially giving them full control of both profiles and linked apps – has already stirred threats of a $1.63 billion dollar fine in the European Union, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read More >>

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Hacker to Delete Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Page, Live, This Weekend

A Taiwanese hacker is about to hit the big time – or fail in an embarrassingly public manner – as he's preparing to launch a public attack on the personal Facebook profile of Mark Zuckerberg, the man who, you know, invented it. Or at least, you know, copied the idea best and made it legally his own. Read More >>

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I Want This Custom Bluetooth Soundwave Boombox, Even if It Doesn’t Transform

Optimus Prime and Grimlock were among the most popular Transformers characters from the original animated series, but Soundwave, who spoke like he’d swallowed a synthesizer, was undoubtedly every kid’s favourite. I still have the original toy, but as an adult, I want this custom Soundwave-shaped boombox even more. Read More >>

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This Robotic Rubik’s Cube Can Solve Itself

It’s not going to set any world records, but this robotic Rubik’s Cube that’s filled with electronics and tiny electric motors is actually more impressive than watching someone race through the puzzle in a few seconds because it can solve itself without any assistance – aside from a human messing it up in the first place. Read More >>

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How Hackers Compromised 380,000 British Airway Customer Payments

A British Airways data breach that exposed at least 380,000 card payments was caused by a card-skimming malware that customers were inadvertently exposed to through the airline’s website and mobile app, according to research from security firm RiskIQ. Read More >>

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This Page-Turning Kindle Contraption Is Straight Out of Rick and Morty

Not since Rick and Morty’s butter-passing robot has there been a more hyper-specific, purpose-built device than perhaps Alex Mikes’ automatic Kindle page turner. Instead of having to raise his arm to tap the edge of the screen while reading in bed, a simple click of a wireless remote makes the attached contraption do all of that hard work for him. Read More >>

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Butlin’s Has Computers Now and They Got Hacked

Youth internment chain Butlin's has joined the list of shame that records mass public hackings, with the company saying that the details of around 34,000 guests have been obtained by hackers. Read More >>

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A Where’s Wally-Finding Robot Is Here to Steal Your Toddler’s Only Job

Tired of that smug look of satisfaction on your kid’s face when they’re able to find Wally on a page faster than you can? A creative agency called RedPepper built a robot that levels the Where’s Wally playing field using a camera and machine learning AI to spot the striped traveller in as little as four-and-a-half seconds. Looks like you’re out of a job, little Billy. Read More >>

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With Some Clever Engineering, This Guy Made a Supersized Lego Helicopter Actually Fly

Instead of relying on just his imagination to make Lego toys fly, Adam Woodworth supersizes his favourite sets and upgrades them with motors and electronics so they can take to the skies all by themselves. But with a blocky rotor that’s clearly not designed for flight, can you figure out how this Lego helicopter manages to get off the ground? Read More >>

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This Guy Figured Out How to Turn an Old Kindle Into the Perfect Clock for Book Nerds

If that drawer full of neglected, outdated gadgets in your desk happens to include a Kindle, Jaap Meijers has come up with a clever way to put it back into service. His girlfriend, an avid reader and English literature teacher, wanted a clock for their living room, so Meijers hacked an older model Kindle to display the time using actual literary quotes. Read More >>

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Reddit Hacked, Some User Data Stolen

According to chief technology officer Christopher Slowe, Reddit suffered a data breach at the hands of a hacker or a group of hackers between June 14th and June 18th. Veteran users of the “frontpage of the internet” should consider securing their accounts. Read More >>

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This Hypnotic Machine Perfectly Juggles a Ping-Pong Ball By Listening to the Bounce

Bouncing a ping-pong ball on a paddle isn’t terribly challenging for someone with even a modicum of hand-eye coordination, but what if you were blindfolded and had to only rely on your ears? That makes the challenge almost impossible, but unexpectedly it turned out to be an effective approach for this ball-juggling contraption. Read More >>

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Thirsty Genius Upgrades His Car’s Windscreen Wipers to Squirt Juice Into His Mouth

A new hero of the automotive industry has arisen from Elon Musk’s ashes. But Daniel Tillotson’s contributions to the car don’t have anything to do with transitioning away from fossil fuels. Instead, he focused his genius on the problem of safely enjoying a beverage behind the wheel, developing an innovation that any driver would appreciate on a hot day. Read More >>

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I’m in Awe of This Four-Foot Nerf Bazooka That Fires Pool Noodle Rockets

In recent years, Nerf has added some gigantic blasters to its lineup, at times necessitating the need for a shoulder strap. But they still can’t compare to one of YouTube’s Ryan &David’s recent creations: a four-foot long custom-built bazooka that fires oversized darts made from pool noodles. Read More >>

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This Neural Network Instant Camera Turns Everything You Shoot Into Cartoon Doodles

Photographers who still shoot on film claim they like the lo-fi, grainy aesthetics of the medium. But by that logic, they should be throwing hundreds of dollars at Dan Macnish who created a custom instant camera that converts what the camera’s lens sees into crude, stick figure doodles. Read More >>