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TSA-Approved Master Luggage Keys Hacked and 3D Printed Once Again

On Saturday, at the Eleventh annual HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth) conference in New York, three hackers who go by the code names DarkSim905, Nite 0wl and Johnny Xmas unveiled a 3D printable model of the Safe Skies TSA master key.

Source: TSA-Approved Master Luggage Keys Hacked and 3D Printed Once Again | 3DPrint.com

Link: My blog post on hacking the original TSA Keys, printing and demoing them at the Berkman Klein Center.

Lucasfilm is making a virtual reality movie about Darth Vader

It’s fairly obvious that VR and AR are going to be a big deal over the next couple of years, and if this is the sort of thing that big media is going to be producing for it, well…sign me up.

“You are the visitor in this story that is happening in and around you, and to a certain extent you might even have some effect on,” Goyer said. “You can pick up things, you can open things. You can push things, you can walk. You can touch characters.” The film will also take place in a “persistent” world, that cycles through day and night, and continues to go on even after the “visitor” has gone through the story for the first time.

Source: Lucasfilm is making a virtual reality movie about Darth Vader | The Verge

Introducing OpenCellular: An open source wireless access platform

We have implemented an access platform that can support a wide variety of wireless network standards, from 2G and LTE to Wi-Fi access points. Anyone can customize the platform to meet their connectivity needs and set up the network of their choosing, in both rural and urban areas. For instance, the system, due to its on-board computing and storage capacity, can be configured as network-in-a-box or purely as a cellular access point.

Source: Introducing OpenCellular: An open source wireless access platform | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

OnHub – Google

Meet OnHub, a new router from Google that’s built for all the ways you Wi-Fi.

Google is getting further into the hardware business with OnHub, but it makes perfect sense given their moves towards more robust Internet-of-Things support. Of course, it also means they could theoretically monitor all traffic moving through the router.

Theoretically.

Source: OnHub – Google

The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like Bitcoin

Once metadata gets incorporated into a Nakamoto blockchain, it enjoys all the benefits of the peer-to-peer network that curates it. The entries are accessible to anyone on earth who has a computer and an Internet connection. In order to destroy them, you would have to access every computer on the network (and someday, perhaps, even a constellation of satellites). They are impossible to change, and thus impossible to censor. And they carry with them both a time stamp and cryptographic proof of who created them.

Source: The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like Bitcoin – IEEE Spectrum

This magic exoskeleton for industrial workers is the future

Cohen wrote in a recent investors’ note sent to Ars that Ekso Bionics is “at the forefront of pioneering the field of human robotic exoskeleton to augment human strength, endurance and mobility.””We believe the Company’s vast experience, commercial offerings, research & development, partnerships and collaborations, and product developments position it well to be a current and future leader for exoskeletal related technologies and their various applications for society going forward,” he added

Source: This magic exoskeleton for industrial workers is the future—we know, we wore one | Ars Technica