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GOP Congressman: Actually, Russia Hacked Both Parties (Except One)

A US Republican congressman who claimed that Russian hackers were “not picking sides” in this year’s US election effectively demonstrated the opposite on Wednesday when he said the GOP had also been hacked, a claim the Republican National Committee immediately denied.


Brilliant Hacker Turned The Classic NES Zapper Into A Kickarse Toy Laser Gun

For the upcoming Hacked on Classics show being held as part of the Brighton Digital Festival in the UK this month, hacker Seb Lee-Delisle modified the classic NES’ Zapper accessory with LEDs, a green laser, the smoke-generating parts from an e-cigarette and a small blower to create the convincing effect of a functional laser pistol.


How To Use Snapchat Filters In Instagram Stories

In early August, Instagram introduced “Stories,” a new feature the company asserted would let users “share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile.” What the platform neglected to mention, however, was that a near-identical feature exists elsewhere — on Snapchat.


11 DIY Projects To Turn Your House Into A Smart Home

The smart home revolution definitely isn’t happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only inching toward fully automated homes. Still, you can take matters into your own hands and speed up the rate of progress with these DIY smart home systems. They’re easy to build and most can be up and running in under an hour.


Here's A Clever Way To Hide Your Flatscreen TV

Video: They’re nowhere near as huge as the CRT and rear-projection TVs many of us grew up with, but a sizeable flatscreen can still take up quite a bit of space in a room — unless you find some clever way to make it disappear at the push of a button.


The DNC Hack Was Much Bigger Than We Thought

The recent hack that targeted US Democratic officials and led to the resignation of Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was much bigger than initially suspected, according to a new report from the New York Times.


The Only Good Use For A Pod Coffee Machine

Video: Time and time again we’ve cautioned you against buying coffee pod machines like the Keurig, but what if one is gifted to you? Instead of just settling for bad coffee every morning, you can do what Evan Booth did and rebuild it into something else, like a functional robotic bionic hand.


DEF CON Researchers Hack A Dell Monitor To Show Any Pixels They Want

Why should hackers bother with complicated cross-domain hacks or redirects when they can just change the pixels on your monitor? Because it’s really hard and complicated, but not impossible, as one team at this year’s DEF CON showed.


A Hacker's Tips For Overthrowing A Government

Chris Rock, an independent security researcher, is pissed that the Director of US National Intelligence, James Clapper, is more afraid of ISIS than hackers. He’s hoping to change that by teaching hackers how to overthrow governments.


Donald Trump Just Asked Russia To Hack Hillary Clinton's Emails

During a news conference in Florida today, Donald J. Trump — a man who is running for what is arguably the most powerful job in the world — challenged Russia to hack into opponent Hillary Clinton’s email.


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