When we last checked in with Keurig, the coffee machine maker had just turned itself into a big, fat target for copyright reform activists. The problem: Keurigs’s promise to make its 2.0 machines incompatible with any single-serving coffee pods it hadn’t licensed. Critics compared the approach to the DRM restrictions that hobble the sharing of digital music.
And as with DRM, it now appears that Keurigs have been hacked.
You can own a piece of Bletchley Park history thanks to Christie's online auction of two Enigma machines and other rarely seen ciphers.
One of the cipher machines up for auction is the 1941 M4 Enigma, which was one of the first 4-Rotor M4 Enigmas to be manufactured by the Germans for use by their Navy. This original Enigma machine is in working condition and has a very unusual feature that includes the appearance of numbers on the top and bottom rows of keys.
Kaspersky has used its annual gaze into the crystal ball of cybercrime to predict attacks on digital wallet and virtual payment schemes, citing Apple Pay as a potential target.
The malware-mashing security company has suggested that ATMs and payment systems will be likely targets for hackers in the coming 12 months, naming the recently launched Cupertino Bucks service as a probable victim.
Sony's secret project called FES, which stands for Fashion Electronics, managed to surpass its initial goal of US $17,000 on a Japanese crowdfunding website.
The Fashion Electronics project was first set up in September on the Japanese website, Makuake, but the Sony brand wasn't mentioned as the company wanted to analyze the actual demand of e-ink wearables shown on the website. Within three weeks the initial goal was met and has so far managed to generate $20,000 from 150 backers.
For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?
A new device called Point combines microphones with environmental sensors to detect anything out of the ordinary in your home while you are away. A broken window while you're at work, the sound of your teenagers throwing a raging party, Grandad sneaking an unauthorized after-dinner cigar.