How To Stop People Hacking Your Webcam

There are concerns that thousands of private webcams around the world could be streaming live images to anybody who wishes to view them — without their owner knowing — thanks to a Russian website providing a convenient list of every camera that can be accessed.


"Ask Smithsonian" Videos Answer Scientific Questions In Plain Language

If you or your kids have always wondered about a quirky scientific question, the Smithsonian might have the answer. A series of free videos on their website asks some of life’s most interesting questions.


Avoid 'Dummy-Proofing' To Encourage Better Ideas And Engaged Workers

Whether you’re an employer or just trying to wrangle people on a project, it’s tempting to make things as simple as possible. However, as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings suggests, “if you dummy-proof the process, you only get dummies to work there.”


Chrome's Nasty GPU Memory Leak, And How To Replicate It

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Chrome’s signed distance field setting for fonts and how it seemed to be the cause of a memory blowout in the browser’s GPU process. Unfortunately, the issue was not related to the SDF feature and in fact is a known bug that was introduce a few versions ago.


Downgrade From iOS 8.1.1 To 8.1 If You Want To Jailbreak

iOS 8.1.1 was released earlier this week, and it includes a few small bug fixes. It also happens to break the current version of the iOS jailbreak. If you updated on accident and want to keep your ability to jailbreak, iDownloadBlog shows you how.


The Nexus 6's Performance Crippled By A Feature You Can't Disable

It’s not an unreasonable expectation that a new phone should be faster than its predecessor and in the case of the Nexus 6, it’s definitely a more powerful device than the Nexus 5. Unfortunately, a decision by Google with Android 5.0, also known as “Lollipop”, the gadget isn’t running anywhere near as quickly as it should, according to tech review site Anandtech.


Build A Tiny Computer-Hacking Tool With A Raspberry Pi

Kali is a great tool for testing the security of your network and the operating system works on just about everything that can run Linux. That includes the Raspberry Pi. What’s even better is a new distribution that brings along support for a touchscreen.


PSN, 2K And Windows Live Allegedly Hacked, Change Your Passwords Now

Another day, another password leak. This time it’s PlayStation Network, 2K Games and Windows Live — three years after the last PSN compromise. CNET and Geek.com report that hacker group DerpTrolling claim to have seven million logins and 500,000 credit card data — including Twitter and Facebook.


Five Ways To Bounce Back From A Horrible Day

Lousy days happen to all of us. Even a seemingly harmless wake-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed morning can send you into a funk. No matter how many happiness hacks or positive mantras you try to make it better, it can be hard to shake your grouchiness and glass-half-empty attitude.


Overcome Procrastination By Writing Down All Of Its Side Effects

It’s important to find the cause of your procrastination, but it’s equally important to identify all of the aspects of your life it affects. Writing down and analysing your procrastination habits can help you see how it could be negatively affecting your life in ways far beyond your work.