Until cyber-hacktivists Anonymous came along, hackers were just the stuff of urban legend and IT-guy lore. But Anonymous has made a global impact by successfully targeting corporations like Visa, the Vatican, Fox, and Master Card and screwing with them. This book reveals the details and players behind this growing global cyber insurgency movement.
If you’re not a fan of cartoon remakes, vampires or superheroes, Hollywood has nothing for you right now. And the outlook isn’t too promising either. Instead, why not stay home and enjoy a classic? The entire 4-film series of Indiana Jones’ adventures will be out on Blu-ray in September.
What if you could “grill” a steak right on your stovetop? No going outside, no firing up the grill or waiting for the charcoal to start glowing … Surprise, you can. This stovetop grilling unit fits right over your stove’s burner using gas or electric power to heat up its lava rocks for smoke-free indoor grilling. Simple, adjustable, mess-free design means more meat with less effort.
Gerber calls these knives “assist opening” which really means they’re the closest you can get to a switchblade without violating your state’s penal code. The Venture model features a titanium handle and stainless blade. The Instant model costs less and features the same blade but composite handle.
The other bomb-piece of hardware Google dropped this week looks more like a cannonball. It’s called Nexus Q; the world’s first streaming social media player. Using Google Play apps through your Android Phone or tablet you can access the massive Google cloud to stream millions of songs, HD movies, TV shows, and the entire YouTube universe into your home. The Q unit also features an audiophile grade amp so you can plug in your speakers and blast it.
Google dove headfirst into the tablet market this week with the launch of their Nexus 7. Apparently other Android-driven tablets on the market weren’t cutting it, so Google got into the hardware game. 8GB & 16GB Nexus tablets feature quad-core processors and 7” displays. Built for Google Play, it offers almost unlimited options for media, music, and apps.
If you’re not fast on the draw, that guy who drops his kids off at school in a spotless Land Rover fitted with Super Swampers, a snorkel exhaust, and a bumper winch will beat you onto the waiting list for this new Rover x Bowler road-legal rally rig. Bowler is a British rally car maker that has teamed up with Rover to create the new supercharged EXR S. Here’s the deal: 550 hp, roll cage, leather interior. In other words, perfect for Dakar or dad duty.
If you lose your keys more often than you lose your phone, the Hone might be a big help. It’s a low energy device that connects to your keys and when signaled by your Hone iPhone app, it makes the fob light up and vibrate so you can find your keys and get going.
Mel Brooks’ classic Star Wars spoof Spaceballs just turned 25. With a cast including John Candy, Brooks as Yogurt, Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet, Bill Pullman, and others, this updated Blu-ray disc will rocket you back in time to planet Stupid. May the Schwartz be with you.