Thursday, February 22

Day: October 16, 2015

Tearful woman confronts Tory minister over tax cuts during Question Time
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Tearful woman confronts Tory minister over tax cuts during Question Time

    A mother was reduced to tears as she confronted a Conservative minister on Question Time about her government's decision to press ahead with £4.5bn of tax credit cuts next April. Amber Rudd, the Energy and Climate Change secretary, was left speechless as a woman in the audience told her exactly what the cuts would mean to her and her children. She explained how she had been left betrayed after voting for the Tories at the election only to be slapped in the face with cuts to working tax credits that are estimated to make three million families more than £1,300 a year worse off and made Ms Rudd look very uncomfortable as she finished off by shouting "shame on you". "I voted Conservative originally because I thought you were going to be the better chance for me and my childre...
Russian computer researcher creates the USB Killer thumb drive that will fry your computer in seconds
ENGLISH, Europe

Russian computer researcher creates the USB Killer thumb drive that will fry your computer in seconds

    A Russian computer researcher has developed what he calls the 'USB Killer 2.0' - a modified USB stick capable of frying the innards of any computer it's plugged in to. The researcher, who goes by the name Dark Purple, wrote about the device on his blog - though fortunately, there's no instructions on how to build one. A demonstration video shows a perfectly functioning laptop having the USB Killer plugged in. In just a couple of seconds, the screen goes blank, the lights turn off, and the laptop is broken - the man in the video tries his best to get it working again, but to no avail. The device reportedly works by drawing power from the USB ports and using a converter until negative voltage is achieved. The power is then directed back into the computer, with the process lo...