Hackers Who Hit Winter Olympics 2018 Are Still Alive and Kicking

Remember the ‘Olympic Destroyer’ cyber attack? The group behind it is still alive, kicking and has now been found targeting biological and chemical threat prevention laboratories in Europe and Ukraine, and a few financial organisation in Russia. Earlier this year, an unknown group of notorious hackers targeted Winter Olympic Games 2018, held in South Korea, using a destructive malware that Source: Hackernews Continue reading Hackers Who Hit Winter Olympics 2018 Are Still Alive and Kicking

TRON Cryptocurrency Founder Buys BitTorrent, µTorrent for $140 Million

BitTorrent, the company which owns the popular file-sharing client uTorrent, has quietly been sold for $140 million in cash to Justin Sun, the founder of blockchain-focused startup TRON. TRON is a decentralized entertainment and content-sharing platform that uses blockchain and distributed storage technology. It allows users to publish content without having to use third-party platforms such Source: Hackernews Continue reading TRON Cryptocurrency Founder Buys BitTorrent, µTorrent for $140 Million

Ex-CIA employee charged with leaking 'Vault 7' hacking tools to Wikileaks

A 29-year-old former CIA computer programmer who was charged with possession of child pornography last year has now been charged with masterminding the largest leak of classified information in the agency’s history. Joshua Adam Schulte, who once created malware for both the CIA and NSA to break into adversaries computers, was indicted Monday by the Department of Justice on 13 charges of Source: Hackernews Continue reading Ex-CIA employee charged with leaking 'Vault 7' hacking tools to Wikileaks

Top 5 Cellular IoT Development Boards & Shields of 2018

The summer of 2018 is upon us, and our formerly house-bound products are moving outside. This means IoT projects previously constrained to WiFi may require a cellular connection. To help with deciding what cellular board is right for your project we’ve compiled the following list. These are the best cellular IoT development boards and shields available in 2018. Most of these boards include support for the new LTE-M and NB-IoT standard, but with lack of ubiquitous NB-IoT coverage, we still see manufacturers releasing new boards that support 2G/3G.It’s refreshing to see how capable these new cellular boards are. Most include industrial … Continue reading Top 5 Cellular IoT Development Boards & Shields of 2018

Tutorial: How to Design Your Own Custom Microcontroller Board — Part 2

In this second tutorial you’re going to continue learning how to design your own custom 32-bit microcontroller board based on an Arm Cortex-M0 STM32 from ST Microelectronics.In the first part this tutorial we covered how to design the system level block diagram, select all of the critical components, design the full schematic circuit diagram, and run schematic verifications.Now, you’re going to learn how to turn the schematic diagram into a real-world PCB layout which can then be sent to a manufacturer for prototyping or mass production.This article was originally published on PredictableDesigns.com where electronics and entrepreneurship intersect. Download their free … Continue reading Tutorial: How to Design Your Own Custom Microcontroller Board — Part 2

Student Revives Doctor Who’s K9 Companion with a Raspberry Pi and Arduino

K9 was originally a companion of Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor, and the robotic dog made his first appearance in 1977’s The Invisible Enemy episode of Doctor Who. Throughout the show’s long run, K9 has provided computing knowledge, laser weaponry, and occasional sassy commentary. When student Gary Taylor came across a K9 prop used on the show, he decided it would be the perfect project for his computer science dissertation.The K9 prop was purchased by Abertay University from the BBC in 2011, alongside several other Doctor Who props. When Taylor came across it in the university’s lab, it was water damaged … Continue reading Student Revives Doctor Who’s K9 Companion with a Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Use an STM32 to Emulate Hardware ROMs on Your Acorn Electron

When it comes to software, computers these days spoil us. All you need to do is download a program from the internet to your hard drive, install it to the same hard drive, and run it. But, things were different in the ’80s — storage space was extremely limited, and there was no internet to download software from. A common solution was to provide software on hardware ROM cartridges, kind of like video games for home consoles. If you have an Acorn Electron, you can now emulate those ROM cartridges with an STM32F4.This project comes to us from KernelCrash, and it should cost … Continue reading Use an STM32 to Emulate Hardware ROMs on Your Acorn Electron

This Redditor Used an Arduino to Automate a 3D-Printed Ice Cream Maker

I have a dark secret that I feel like I need to share with you: I don’t particularly care for ice cream. After working in four — yes, four — different ice cream parlors as a teenager, I got pretty sick of the stuff. But, despite my shameful aversion to the frozen treat, even I’m tempted to recreate this fantastic automated ice cream maker built by Redditor Nrnn.A typical parlor’s industrial ice cream machine is actually more simple than you’d think. They’re essentially larger chilled versions of the mixer you probably have in your kitchen, and workers just dump in measured quantities of ingredients to … Continue reading This Redditor Used an Arduino to Automate a 3D-Printed Ice Cream Maker