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Mars rover fine after space version of Control-Alt-Delete

NASA scientists report successful rebooting of Curiosity after the Mars rover suffers a software glitch.

By November 13, 2013


Bill Gates: Control-Alt-Delete 'was a mistake'

Microsoft's co-founder claims that an IBM keyboard designer created the function and wouldn't allow a single button to access the log-in screen.

By September 26, 2013


Ep. 1255: Where we don't know what to do with our hands

Mark Licea's helping us out on the engineering board for the week, and today he'll help us answer two questions: has anyone ever taken a good photo of a live band, and is it possible to lose weight playing video games?

By April 23, 2013


How to hack a Harmony remote to control more devices

Harmony's awesome remote controls come with one big limitation: how many devices they can command. That limit is arbitrary. Here's how to circumvent it.

By February 6, 2013


Kinect hack moves animated Web series

Media artists embark on "Under the HUD," an animated Web series made with the aid of Microsoft's motion controller.

By March 10, 2011


Kinect developer claims credit for hack bounty idea

Johnny Lee, formerly a "core" member of the Kinect development team, says he was the one who came up with the idea for a bounty for the first person to successfully hack Microsoft's Kinect motion controller.

By February 21, 2011


Ep. 109: Gawker hacked, prank presents, and the Blabber Meter

This week: Gawker gets hacked, and some of us are among the victims. Play along at home as we search for our e-mail addresses in the leaked username database. Later, we've got some more holiday gift ideas, and even a cool collection of prank packages to hide your goodies in.

By December 14, 2010


Watch Dogs (launch trailer)

Watch Dogs lets players hack and control a highly connected vision of Chicago.

May 26, 2014


Gates and control-alt-delete

At a 2001 event celebrating the PC's 20th anniversary, IBM engineer Dave Bradley talks about how the control-alt-delete keystroke came to be, quipping that, though he invented it, Bill Gates made it famous.

June 26, 2008


Hacking, the card game, debuts at Black Hat

Control-Alt-Hack is a new card game created by computer security professionals to teach high school and college students that white hat hacking can be fun and accessible.

By July 25, 2012