Is This Bicycle Unstealable?

unstealable bicycle Is This Bicycle Unstealable?
You don’t need to carry around a big heavy lock for your bicycle when you have this new bicycle design called the Yerka Project. That’s because the frame of the bicycle itself becomes a giant lock. You separate the bottom of the frame, unhook the seat post, then use that to make the bike into a lock.
yerka project bicycle Is This Bicycle Unstealable?
You can wrap the bike around objects of most any size. You can see in this quick video below how exactly it works.

While conceptually using the frame as a lock is a good idea, it still leaves a few big issues unresolved: for starters the tires are not locked up. Although you definitely could just unhook your front tire and put the “lock” through it. The back tire is still an issue. Secondly is how secure is this lock? That’s a big what if. It’s no good if you can pick the lock with a pen cap. I think it needs some work and might be good as is for some situations but they’re definitely onto the start of an idea here.


Another Report Suggests NFC Support for iPhone 6, Chip to Be Provided by NXP

nxp logo 250x92 Another Report Suggests NFC Support for iPhone 6, Chip to Be Provided by NXP Apple will feature near field communication (NFC) technology in the iPhone 6 with a chip provided by Dutch company NXP Semiconductors, according to a report from the Financial Times. The chip will allow the iPhone to be scanned by payment terminals and ticket systems, while also allowing for further integration with other methods.

Throughout the past week, a number of rumors and reports from various sources have claimed that the iPhone 6 will gain NFC support. Evidence of NFC capabilities provided by NXP first surfaced earlier this week in a claimed schematic, which showed the company’s PN65 chip on the iPhone 6′s logic board.

Yesterday, technology news website WIRED and Apple blogger John Gruber also suggested that the iPhone 6 would feature NFC, with the latter stating that Apple’s NFC-based mobile payment system would use a new secure enclave coprocessor built into the company’s new A8 chip, which was also suggested by previous reports.

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Twitch.tv Brought Down By Lizard Squad DDoS Attacks

The group known as Lizard Squad has certainly been busy. Since last week, the group has taken down multiple MMO companies and various networks that include Sony’s PlayStation Network and Blizzard’s Battle.net. Now Twitch can be added in the long list of targets the group has brought down with its DDoS attacks.

The DDoS attacks came the day after it was announced that Amazon had purchased Twitch for $ 970 million (Twitch is back up). On Tuesday, the day after the announcement, the servers went offline, preventing everyone from watching or streaming. Lizard Squad announced their attack on Twitch, just like it has with previous attacks, on its Twitter account stating, “RIP Twitch.” 

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Danse miserable: Group wants to make a funky remix of hellish Comcast calls

 Danse miserable: Group wants to make a funky remix of hellish Comcast calls

Does misery have a time signature? That’s what open-Internet advocacy group Public Knowledge is trying to find out with a new contest that asks participants to take audio recordings from various nightmarish Comcast customer service calls and mash them up into a remix that will presumably be danceable and catchy.

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 Danse miserable: Group wants to make a funky remix of hellish Comcast calls

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Leap Motion mounts onto the Oculus Rift, lets you use your hands in VR

leap motion oculus rift 470 75 Leap Motion mounts onto the Oculus Rift, lets you use your hands in VR

Virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus are a big step towards making gaming experiences much more immersive. But one downside to VR is it leaves us incredibly disconnected when we can only interact with the world through a controller.

Now Leap Motion is stepping in to fix this problem with a new $ 20 (about £12, AU$ 21) mount that lets users attach their motion sensor bar to the front of a VR headset. Similar to using the motion tracking peripheral on a desk, the headset-mounted Leap Motion will sense users’ hands and record their gestures when they reach out in front of them.

The motion tracking company announced the new peripheral with an accompanying video demo showing the Leap Motion will generate a wire frame of users hands.

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Think It’s Funny ‘Swatting’ Your Gaming Buds? Twitch Live Stream Shows Police Are Not Amused

Twitch streamer and YouTuber Jordan “Kootra” Mathewson is the latest victim in a trend called “Swatting.” People who tuned into The Creatures’ Twitch channel this past Wednesday to watch Mathewson play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive witnessed SWAT officers enter the room and arrest Mathewson in response to a false report of an active shooter.

Mathewson was live-streaming on The Creatures, a group of gamers who create content for YouTube, Twitch channel at the group’s office building when SWAT busted in. Police had received an anonymous call, via landline, that claimed there was an active shooter. Streamers watched for about six minutes as the police officers arrested Mathewson, searched him, and briefly questioned him before the stream was turned off.

Big Kootra Arrested Think Its Funny Swatting Your Gaming Buds? Twitch Live Stream Shows Police Are Not Amused

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