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Canadian man is the first arrested for Heartbleed-related hacking

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced today that a 19-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly taking advantage of the Heartbleed bug to steal tax information from a government website. He is believed to have compromised some 900 social insurance numbers (Canada’s equivalent of Social Security numbers). This marks the first arrest related to the [...]

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Whistle has made a Fitbit for dogs and doesn’t care if you think that’s silly

Viewed through one lens, the intersection of pets and the Internet of Things is the ultimate gimmick, the overlapping of our indulgences for technology and our fetish for treating animals like members of the family. But as trifling as technology to put an activity tracker on a dog collar might seem, there’s an impeccable business [...]

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The Portlandia Activity Book

An offshoot of the hipster hyperbole TV show, The Portlandia Activity Book is filled with fun activities and ideas like crowdfunding your baby, how to be a critic, a tarot card expansion pack and conversation starters and stoppers. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $21 Continue Reading from the Source

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Paper Dreams

Paul Bischof builds insanely detailed papercraft models of race cars. Ultimately, his knowledge of car design and attention to detail has led him to a career designing actual Formula 1 parts for the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Undeterred by its ban from Belgium, Uber expands in stealth to Finland

In its relentless efforts for world domination, it looks like Uber is quietly expanding to Finland. This is a new country for the transportation platform, which already moved into the neighboring nation of Sweden. Uber has posted three job openings in Helsinki, for a community manager, a general manager, and an operations and logistics manager. [...]

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“Google Buses Pay $1 per stop, but it costs me $2 to ride MUNI”: Logical fallacy explained

I defy anyone in San Francisco to attend any public event that in any way involves the forthcoming “Google Bus” Pilot Project without hearing at least one reference to the unfairly low fee that Google, et al, will be paying for using Muni bus stops. The argument is usually framed along the lines of, “Why [...]

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Ultralight Canister Camp Stove

Palm-sized and 3.9 ounces. That is a tiny stove. It’s like the Danny DeVito of stoves. JOGR’s ultralight canister camp stove also folds up accordion-style and stows in a equally tiny and durable orange box for transport. I can’t really think of anything DeVito can do comparable to that. Maybe stuff himself into a Zissou [...]

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Freeride Biking POV

Geoff Gulevich’s vertigo-inducing POV footage from his first run at the 2013 Red Bull Rampage freeride mountain biking contest. It’s the exact same event where Kelly McGarry backflipped his way through a 72ft gap. You crazy people. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Can Glassholes find safety in numbers?

You’re about to see a lot more Glassholes walking around. Google today announced that it has no more Glass headsets to offer consumers after allowing the general public to purchase the controversial face-based computer for just 24 hours. The company previously allowed select buyers to sign up for its Explorer program, which provides access to [...]

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Chivote 2Face Backpack

As its name implies, this leather backpack has two different faces. To switch between the two, simply unhook the straps from one face and hook them to the other. Available in nubuck, redrum and black leather. Hat Tip Link Price: ~$259++ Continue Reading from the Source

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Frontback almost never happened. Now it’s got 1M downloads, 75% monthly growth, and an Android app

Breakout mobile photo sensation Frontback is an app that almost never happened. It’s a fact that seems mind-boggling given that the company raced past its one millionth download in late March and has now doubled its user based in the last eight weeks and tripled the number of photos uploaded and viewed monthly since the beginning [...]

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NOOKA Zub Zirc Justice League Watches

NOOKA’s Justice League Zub Zirc watches look almost like implements the superheroes they represent would wear themselves. Well, Superman would anyway. That narcissistic, self-promoting bastard. He’s like…like…the Kanye West of the comic book universe. And Batman would need to pimp his out with a few deadly projectiles before accepting it as a valid timepiece. And [...]

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Pit Bull Dogsledding

While most of us would choose a pack of huskies or malamutes for our dogsledding team, George Evans clearly thinks outside of the box, being pulled at breakneck speeds by his four pit bulls while riding his skateboard in Florida. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Nail meet coffin: Mt. Gox asks to be liquidated

Mt. Gox, the embattled bitcoin exchange accused of using its customers’ funds for its own purchases, losing hundreds of thousands of bitcoins, and otherwise mishandling its finances, has canceled rebuilding plans and asked the Japanese government to allow it to liquidate. The company is also trying to avoid lawsuits in the United States by filing for bankruptcy [...]

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Undftd x Adidas Micropacer

The Micropacer was decked in asbestos silver and had a built-in fitness tracker when it first came out in 1984. The running shoe returns to ride the new wave of wearable tech. Thankfully it’s in a more subdued black and white colorway. Hat Tip Link Price: $220 Continue Reading from the Source

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REVEALED: Gov. Christie’s investment chief has major financial ties to firm that got $300M in NJ pension cash

“I think you perhaps don’t understand finance.” It is Monday afternoon, and Bob Grady – the national Republican power-broker behind Chris Christie’s prospective presidential campaign – is angrily lecturing me on the murky world of investments. As one of Christie’s closest advisers and as the governor’s hand-picked chairman of the New Jersey Investment Council, Grady is specifically [...]

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Former Sequoia and Accel VCs launch Tracxn, a Bloomberg-like database for the startup world

With billions of dollars at stake, not to mention the egos of thousands of A-typers, it’s no wonder that people are trying to hack the startup investing process for a competitive edge. In what for years was an industry dominated by relationships and gut instinct, investors are now turning to big data to make smarter, [...]

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