A pair of researchers have demonstrated they're able to take over the steering and braking of two popular models of cars while someone is driving them, the BBC reported.
via Mother Jones
Twivo is a simple idea: protect yourself from spoilers by censoring references to a given TV show until you can get home and catch up. It's a nice little tool with a great backstory: it was created in only 10 hours by a high school student, who was the only female entrant to finish her project in a local hackathon.
The Sonification of Everyday Things
Dennis P. Paul
An Instrument for the Sonification of Everday Things from Dennis P Paul on Vimeo.
The USB Slingshot for Angry Birds
Launching Angry Birds from a slingshot on your iPhone screen is fun, but actually launching Angry Birds from a slingshot sounds difficult, and borderline dangerous (well, definitely dangerous to the bird, variably dangerous to you depending on size of bird and degree of anger). A clever hack over on mbed shows you how to have the best of both worlds - real slingshot, digital birds - by turning a slingshot into a USB peripheral for playing Angry Birds.