Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Scientists make robots that can walk and jump on water. Your move, Jesus.

   Robots can now jump on water, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Researchers created the lightweight, leaping robot after studying how pond-skimmer insects push off … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hackers remotely turn off moving car’s engine

  A pair of veteran cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car’s engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

What are you feeding the Total Information Awareness Network?

Imagine that every iPhone and Android Phone is secretly owned (as in pwned) by the NSA. (There are currently 6.8 billion mobile phones in the world, 2015 according to wikipedia.) … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Coordinated Internet Sabotage, 4:20 am in California, FBI Investigating

It’s been confirmed that the Sacramento County outage is due to vandals who cut cables in Livermore. The cables in Livermore were used to service customers in Sacramento County. That … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

US or allies apparently hacked leading cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab

One of the leading anti-virus software providers has revealed that its own systems were recently compromised by hackers. Kaspersky Lab said it believed the attack was designed to spy on … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

S.African man with penis transplant to become father

A South African man who received the world’s first successful penis transplant is to become a father just months after undergoing surgery, his doctor said Friday. Urologist Andre van der … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Top FBI Official Says Tech Companies Need To ‘Prevent Encryption Above All Else’

While testifying before Congress, Michael Steinbach, assistant director in the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, just went to the levels of pure insanity, in arguing that above all else companies should work … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment
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