Software That Could Have Been Used to Hack Celebs Is Available to Anyone

By now you've heard about the massive cache of nude photos that internet scumbags stole from a number of female celebrities. Now, researchers are learning more about how the perv-hackers may have done it: using a password-cracking software designed for police, but available online to anyone who seeks it. » 9/02/14 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

Top Engineer and Futurist: Tomorrow's Robots Might Mercy-Kill Mankind

Nell Watson is an engineer, a futurist, and the founder and CEO of Poikos. As such, she knows a lot about the machines we use today, and the ones we're planning for tomorrow. And she's worried that the artificial intelligence of the near-future might decide the most benevolent thing to for mankind is to destroy it. » 8/30/14 7:06pm Saturday 7:06pm

Report: Apple "Considering" iWatch Prices Up to $400

There's been a whole lot of rumors swirling over the smartwatch Apple will assumedly announce during the iPhone event on September 9th. Now, Re/Code says that Apple execs have hinted there will be multiple models of the device, the priciest of which could hit $400. » 8/30/14 5:00pm Saturday 5:00pm

NASA Will Reformat Mars Rover's Flash Memory From 125 Million Miles Away

NASA's Opportunity rover is still trundling across the surface of Mars, more than 11 years after its 90 day mission began. But its software is getting bogged down, so NASA's doing a full system backup, memory wipe, and reboot. It's just like your routine computer cleanup, just from the next planet over. » 8/30/14 4:00pm Saturday 4:00pm

Here's How Anatomically Impossible That Spider-Woman #1 Cover Is (NSFW?)

A few weeks ago, our pals over at io9 showed the Milo Manara cover illustration for Spider-Woman #1 in all its as(s)tounding opposite-of-majesty. Now, a Redditor did a 3D rendering to show just how ridiculous that pose is, from an anatomical standpoint. Some nudity and a lot of weirdness ahead. » 8/30/14 1:08pm Saturday 1:08pm

Awesome Home-Built Elysium Exoskeleton Lifts 170 Pounds Like Nothing

YouTuber The Hacksmith has been working on his Elysium-inspired exoskeleton for a long time. Now it's finally paid off: The pneumatic-powered cyborg arms let him curl more than 170 pounds like it's an empty pillow sack, complete with exactly the sort of robotic sounds you'd expect. » 8/30/14 11:19am Saturday 11:19am

World's Most Badass GoPro Doesn't Even Blink at Up-Close Rocket Testing

When it comes to punishing GoPros, Copenhagen Suborbitals definitely takes the cake: The experimental rocket-building startup mounted an action cam right in the line of (literal) fire during a rocket test. Astoundingly, the thing survived. It's been to hell and back, and it has the video to prove it. » 8/30/14 9:45am Saturday 9:45am

To answer your incredibly naive and ill-informed question: No. A hammer to the face causes structural damage, which then triggers the sensation of pain. Pain in the absence of a physical cause means that whatever is causing pain is acting directly on the nerves. » 8/28/14 1:09pm Thursday 1:09pm

App Turns Your Phone's Camera Into a Jaundice-Detecting Pediatrician

Infant jaundice, where a baby's liver can't remove blood toxins, is potentially fatal. Doctors recognize it as an unusual yellow hue in a baby's skin and eyes, but what if you're a nervous parent far from a pediatrician? This experimental app turns your phone's camera into a doctor's trained eye. » 8/28/14 11:05am Thursday 11:05am