New York forces smart lock maker to improve its security

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Smart locks promise the security of a traditional lock without the need to carry around a key. Most can be unlocked with a mobile app or an RFID-equipped card you can store in your wallet. Unfortunately, they’re also pretty easy to hack open. The off… Powered by WPeMatico

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‘Overwatch’ turns one with more skins for your arsenal

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Last week, Blizzard answered the susurrous rising from Overwatch fans wondering whether the studio would celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary: Yes, an event was in the works. (And there was much rejoicing.) To commemorate the game’s arrival exac… Powered by WPeMatico

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The Galaxy S8 iris scanner can be hacked with aging tech

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Biometrics are becoming our next de facto security measure, and they’re supposed to be a vast improvement on easily-forgotten and hackable passwords. Yet a point-and-shoot camera, laser printer and contact lens is all it took for German hacking group… Powered by WPeMatico

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'Far Cry' is coming to America

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Up until today, all of the Far Cry games have been set in far off locations. A tropical island, Africa, another tropical island, the Himalayas and prehistoric times have all played witness to the franchise’s often morally ambiguous open-world first-p… Powered by WPeMatico

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Copyright troll lawyer is finally disbarred for fraud

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While it is illegal to download copyrighted files from file-sharing sites, it is also against the law to extort downloaders. John L. Steele, a Chicago lawyer who pled guilty to perjury, fraud and money laundering resulting from alleged “honeypot” sch… Powered by WPeMatico

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Facebook is dealing with a massive revenge porn problem

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If it wasn’t already apparent that Facebook faces a lot of challenges when grappling with sensitive material, it is now. As part of a slow but steady file leak, the Guardian has revealed that Facebook has faced at least one recent surge in revenge p… Powered by WPeMatico

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Pittsburgh is falling out of love with Uber’s self-driving cars

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Pittsburgh was the initial test city for Uber’s self-driving car initiative. While our experience in one of the autonomous vehicles was thankfully pretty safe, it wasn’t long before reports of accidents and wrong-way driving began to surface during t… Powered by WPeMatico

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'Uncharted' movie will star Sony's new 'Spider-Man,' Tom Holland

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The fabled Uncharted film is getting closer to reality — for real, this time. After finding a new director in Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Stranger Things), Deadline reports that the movie will be a prequel to the popular PlayStation games. And,… Powered by WPeMatico

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SoftBank and Saudi Arabia tout the world's largest tech fund

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It’s normally not a big deal if a tech investment fund scores a lot of money (unless you’re a startup CEO eager for cash), but the latest windfall is definitely an exception to the rule. After no shortage of hype, Sprint owner SoftBank and the Saudi… Powered by WPeMatico

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Doomsday seed vault upgrade protects against a warming Arctic

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When melting permafrost poured into the entrance of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, there was an understandable worry. What good is safeguarding the world’s crops in the Arctic if even that area isn’t immune to the threat of climate change? Well, you… Powered by WPeMatico

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