Day: December 25, 2017

We used a cryptocurrency miner as a heater this winter and it really worked

Surfing through the web back in October, I stumbled upon an odd but genuinely fascinating contraption: a Russian cryptocurrency miner that leverages the heat it generates from stacking Ethereum to keep your room warm. Shortly after I wrote about this unusual device, Comino – the Russian-based startup behind this invention – reached out to us …

Here’s how to hack 40 websites in 7 minutes

Last summer I started learning about information security and hacking. Over the last year I’ve played in various wargames, capture the flag and penetration testing simulations, continuously improving my hacking skills and learning new things about ‘how to make computers deviate from their expected behavior’. Long story short, my experience was always limited to simulated …

PewDiePie screwed up in 2017 but influencers will only get stronger in 2018

When the children of 2117 download their virtual knowledge pack about the history of marketing using their biologically enhanced memory chips to store the data, they’ll be saying: “100 years ago was the year influencer marketing really took off. Can you believe it?” I’m kidding, obviously. They won’t have to download the pack, that would …