Gas pump card skimmer now phones home

 In an unsurprising move by credit card thieves, police have found a new credit card skimmer that sends stolen data via SMS. By tearing apart cheap phones, crooks are able to send credit card information to their location instantly without having to access the skimmer physically or rely on an open Bluetooth connection. Brian Krebs received images of the skimmer from an unnamed source. They… Read More
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Alphabets X lab is working on renewable energy storage

 Storing the energy produced from renewable sources is a significant challenge, and one that a number of players, including Tesla, are looking to address. Add Alphabet’s X (formerly Google X) to the list of those making an attempt: Its new Malta project is focused on building storage facilities that can support full-scale power grids. The Malta project, described by Bloomberg, uses… Read More
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What that ultra-creepy Bran/Sansa reunion on ‘Game of Thrones’ means

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There must always be a Stark in Winterfell, and on Sunday’s Game of Thrones, after many years, there were two. 

Little Brandon Stark (not so little anymore) finally came home, but he and sister Sansa are vastly different people from who they were when she first left home.

We knew Bran was on his way back, but haven’t heard from him since episode 1. When a knight said “Lady Sansa — at the gate,” we knew what was coming just from his tone. 

Bran’s arrival in Winterfell shocks everyone, not just his sister. He was supposed to have been killed by Theon Greyjoy (tbt), and ever since then he’s been so removed from all of Westeros that people considered him all but dead (a common state of being for Starks). Read more…

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Musk teases September semi truck event surprises, music playlist tech

 Elon Musk couldn’t help but include some teasers in his Tesla shareholder meeting address on Tuesday, reiterating that the company would be holding a special event to reveal its Semi Truck at the end of September, but noting also that he would “really recommend showing up” for the event because “maybe there’s a little more than we’re saying here.”… Read More
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