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Stolen Uber Accounts Are On Sale For A Dollar On A Darknet Market  

Anyone with a spare dollar can buy access to stolen, active Uber account information. Vendors on the new darknet market AlphaBay are peddling Uber user details.


What Makes You Block Someone? 

People have varying thresholds of tolerance for putting up with ignorance, dickishness, and other crap online. What does it take for you to head straight for the “Block” button on social media?


All The Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Flavours In A Single Infographic

If you love Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, but can never remember what the heck is in Gilly’s Catastrophic Crunch or Spectacular Speculoos, go print out a copy of this infographic and tape it to your fridge right now.


Who On Earth Would Attack Github For Its Anti-Great Firewall Projects?

Github is getting hammered by a huge distributed-denial-of-service attack. Looks like it pissed off the wrong pro-censorship group: The attack is aimed at two popular projects, Great Fire and CN-NY Times, that help Chinese citizens get around their government’s restrictive online censors to access blocked content.


To Feed The World, We May Need To Hack Photosynthesis

One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century will be figuring out how to feed our rising global population. Now, some scientists are making the radical claim that growing more food won’t be enough — we literally need to hack photosynthesis.


This Pin-Sized Book Reminds Us Of Life's Little Pleasures

If you’re feeling down, this pin-sized book may be just the thing to cheer you up. Just don’t put it in your pocket, or it will be lost forever.


This 3D-Printed Television Will Transport You To The 1950s

Once upon a time, long before Twitter or Xbox live, you could turn on a TV that looked a lot like this and watch spacemen valiantly defeat their enemies with rayguns and plutonium-powered rockets. We can’t travel back to that simpler age, but we can re-create the experience using 3D printing.


Behind The Scenes Footage Shows How The Interstellar Robots Were Made

Video: Though I understand its problems, I still enjoyed the visual ride that was Interstellar. Still, the best thing about the movie might have been the TARS and CASE moving monolith robot machines. Here’s a behind the scenes clip that shows how the practical effects of TARS and CASE were made and how they were controlled and moved and given life by puppeteers.


A Cheaper Non-Hovering Hoverboard Prop That Doesn't Feel Like A Rip-Off

Back in 2012 Mattel decided to toss Back to the Future II fans a futuristic bone in the form of a hoverboard replica that looked exactly like the one Marty McFly rode in the time-travelling sequel. The one feature it lacked, of course, was the ability to actually hover. That made its $US130 price tag a little steep, but this $US49 alternative? Now we’re talking.


Ancient, Predatory 'Lobster' Is An Ancestor To All Modern Arthropods

More than 250 million years before the first dinosaur, the most fearsome killers on Earth may have been lobsters. Yawunik kootenayi, a common ancestor to spiders, prawns and butterflies, was a predatory “lobster-like” creature that ruled the seas half a billion years ago.