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Holy sh*t! Smart toilet hack attack!

"Information security firm Trustwave has reported a potential cyber-attack vector to a device you may have never expected the phrase "security vulnerability" would be applied (other than in reference to the end of a toilet paper roll, that is). In an advisory issued August 1, Trustwave warned of a Bluetooth security vulnerability in Inax's Satis automatic toilet. Functions of the Satis—including the raising and lowering of its lid and operation of its bidet and flushing nozzles—can be remotely controlled from an Android application called "My Satis" over a Bluetooth connection..."

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Don’t type “pressure cookers” into your browser

"If you want to find out the cheapest pressure cooker to buy, don’t under any circumstances search on the internet. Michele Catalano did that while her husband, in the same time frame, was Googling backpacks. Six men from a joint terrorism task force showed up at their house to see if they were terrorists. Apparently the problem was not caused by Prism.

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Campaign to kill CAPTCHA kicks off

"The use of CAPTCHA to combat spam bots is also blocking people with disabilities and the feature should be removed from websites, argues a group of disability organisations.

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Video Review #1493: DefenderPad: Laptop Radiation & Heat Shield

Protect your junk with the DefenderPad! This product is a laptop radiation & heat shield that blocks both Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) as well as Radio Frequency (RF) Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) emissions. If you're worried about laptop heat and radiation, this product will put your mind at rest.

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Giveaway: Giveaway #74: Antec Back To School Giveaway

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Video Review #1492: Bracketron NanoTek Stand

The Bracketron NanoTek Stand is universal and works on just about any device like a smartphone, tablet or MP3 player. As long as the device as a smooth back it will stick and stay into position. It's all aluminum, comes in silver and black and is affordable. If you're in the market for a stand for your portable device that super easy to use, this is it!

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Video Review #1491: SilverStone Tundra TD02 Liquid CPU Cooler

The SilverStone Tundra TD02 Liquid Cooler is an all-in-one cooler that looks great, is maintenance free, well constructed, has a large 240mm aluminum radiator, quiet pump, comes with a copper waterblock and includes two 120mm fans. This all-in-one cooler rocks!

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Video Review #1490: SilverStone Tundra TD03 Liquid CPU Cooler

The SilverStone Tundra TD03 Liquid Cooler is an all-in-one cooler that looks great, is maintenance free, well constructed, has an aluminum radiator, comes with a copper waterblock and includes two 120mm fans. This is an outstanding product that performs very well.

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Video Review #1489: ModRight Xtreme Super Large Anti-Static Mod-Mat

The ModRight Xtreme Super Large Anti-Static Mod-Mat is essential to have if you're a system builder. It measures in at 1200mm x 590mm x 2mm (47" x 23") which gives you tons of space to work, has a soft anti-static rubber surface, comes with an anti-static wrist strap & grounding strap.


Video Review #1488: EVGA 500B 500W Power Supply

The EVGA 500B 500W Power Supply is a quality, affordable solution for anyone who's on a budget. It's 80 Plus Bronze certified, has a single +12V rail, comes with a quiet 120mm fan & a 3 year warranty.


Video Review #1487: ModRight Mainboard Anti-Static Mod-Mat

The ModRight Mainboard Anti-Static Mod-Mat is very handy to have if your always working on motherboards. It measures in at 590mm x 582mm (23.5" x 23") which is plenty of room to work, has a soft anti-static surface and comes with an anti-static wrist strap. Don't worry about being grounded again!


Video Review #1486: Tesoro Aegis Gaming Mouse Pad

The Tesoro Aegis Gaming Mouse Pad comes in 4 different sizes, has a durable 3D fabric & high density textured surface, anti-slip design rubber base and a stitched edging. Most gamers still prefer cloth mouse pads for the feel, smooth soft mouse surface and affordability. So gamers will love the Tesoro Aegis Gaming Mouse Pad.