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  • Dec 9, 2013

    You knew this was coming: Hacker figures out how to skyjack drones 5

    It had to happen. A noted hacker now claims he can highjack simple drones and get control of them. Samy Kamkar, a privacy and security researcher perhaps best known for creating the Evercookie, a nearly-impossible-to-delete web browser cookie, says he uses a Parrot AR.Drone 2 to fly in the vicinity of the drone target. This quadcopter, widely available for about $200, looks for the wireless signal that is used to control the target drone, then disconnects the wireless connection and pretends to be the owner....More
  • Jul 31, 2013

    The upside of appliance efficiency regulations

    It turns out that when the Dept. of Energy levies new energy efficiency regulations on makers  of home appliances, there are beneficial effects that go beyond mere energy use....More
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