Why the User Interface in Hackers Hasn't Aged That Badly

A lot of the stuff about the movie Hackers looks really dated now, especially some of the fashions and the way it depicts hacking. But the user interface still looks pretty good, compared to a lot of other stuff from the era. Paul Franklin, the Academy Award-winning special effects designer who's worked on all… » 1/25/13 2:13pm 1/25/13 2:13pm

Hackers are the ultimate superheroes, on Person of Interest

We've described Person of Interest as a superhero show, where the heroes' superpowers come from a computer — but last night, more than ever, we got to see Finch as a superhero hacker. And he helped with the origin story of another hacker superhero, who can achieve greatness if he just overcomes his self-destructive… » 1/04/13 5:58pm 1/04/13 5:58pm

Our favorite new hacker gives good honeypot on Person of Interest

Last night's Person of Interest, "Root Cause," was a number-of-the-week tale of political intrigue and 1337 haX0r drama. And you know we can't resist 1337 haXORz. That's why we're raising our scotch glasses to Root, a hacker with good taste in nailpolish and a fiendish interest in getting Finch stuck in her honeypot. » 2/03/12 5:29pm 2/03/12 5:29pm

Russian ATM scans credit applicants to determine if they're lying

A new ATM for a Russian bank turns money machines into truth machines, using fingerprint recognition, 3-D face scans and voice analysis to determine whether customers are worthy of applying for credit cards.
The Russian bank Sberbank plans to install the ATMs in bank branches and locations like malls, the New York… » 6/11/11 1:30pm 6/11/11 1:30pm