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5-year-old finds Xbox security flaw, becomes Microsoft researcher

A boy works out how to get into his dad's Xbox Live account without a password. Microsoft not only plugs the flaw but appoints Kristoffer Von Hassel as a security researcher.

By April 4, 2014


It's not the bus, stupid. It's the system

The tech backlash is getting out of hand, and too many people are looking in all the wrong places for a villain to blame.

By January 25, 2014


Zoove--it would take a real doofus to screw it up

A former CNET boss lands at a mobile phone infrastructure company that's already sitting on a gold mine.

By March 13, 2011


Microsoft to IE haters: You're sad

In a brave twist, Microsoft releases an ad for Internet Explorer 10 that mocks those who hate, well, Internet Explorer.

By November 29, 2012


DC Comics New 52 for iPad review

Which digital comics look good on the iPad and which make right-thinking folk want to punch their fist through the screen? We find out.

By September 29, 2011


Ofcom: Don't download TV abroad, doofus

Ofcom has released a video to help us avoid 'bill shock' -- the realisation we spent £20,000 downloading YouTube videos on holiday, thanks to exorbitant data-roaming charges

By April 9, 2009


Nokia 3720: Tonka tough

Whether you're a rugged outdoors type with calloused hands from weekend rock-climbing, or whether you're just a doofus who regularly drops your phone in the loo, Nokia's latest announcement could be for you.

By July 9, 2009


Will Wright: Gaming feeds egos

At the Web 2.0 Expo, the Sims and Spore creator talks about how the mainstream future in gaming is in letting users transport their real identities to the virtual space.

By April 2, 2009


The 404 184: Where New Jersey isn't as bad as we thought

Be careful what you wish for--after asking listeners to drunk dial us over the weekend, we get a ton of calls from a very inebriated public. On today's show, we finally announce the winner of our Tiger Woods PGA Tour '09 contest!

By September 15, 2008


Protect your PC with Panda Internet Security 2008, free after rebate

Newegg has this full-featured security suite, which includes three licenses, for free after a $40 mail-in rebate. Shipping is free as well.

By August 8, 2008