Hacking Cars Made Easier

April 9th, 2012

Remotely hackable cars just got one step closer. Want to overwrite the vehicle with a custom pilot program? Mercedes-Benz believes that you should have the ability to do it wirelessly



Shadowrun Returns

April 5th, 2012

Some things are so cool that my inner-geek goes into overdrive. Shadowrun Returns is just that.

Jordan Weisman, the creator of Shadowrun, is back and Shadowrun Returns (for Apple & Android tablets and PCs) is the game that Shadowrun fans have been waiting for a long time. A graphically rich 2D turn-based single player game with deep story interaction, meaningful character development, and highly-contextual tactical combat, Shadowrun Returns is not only going to make some old geeks (like us) very happy but it will introduce new players to a dynamic gaming universe that is beloved around the world.

So two people have pledged in $10,000+ and will be having Mike Mulvihill, who led Shadowrun game development at FASA Corp., will COME TO YOUR TOWN TO RUN A TABLETOP GAME OF SHADOWRUN FOR YOU AND FIVE OF YOUR FRIENDS. (He’ll even buy some snacks.)
Just so that its said: I’m available to sit in on either (or both) of the games… just saying.

Voluntary Cybernetic Replacements

March 20th, 2012

A woman with a severely damaged hand wants to amputate and replace it with a cybernetic replacement. Definitely file this one under “Life Resembles Shadowrun”

Link to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17183890

A “clean” Shadowrun

March 12th, 2012

Of all the things to steal, Tide laundry detergent seems to be rising on the list and has a street price around 50% of retail. Bull are you listening? Might be time to update the Missions FAQ on rates…


On the path to Black ICE?

January 4th, 2012

A virus to fight viruses? Could this be the first big step towards Black ICE?


Coffin motels at the airport?

September 25th, 2011

Perhaps a little more expensive than coffin motels as we know them, but price will drop as adoption increases.

a portable sleep pod that allows you and your gadgets to be recharged at a rate of about $10 per hour




Social Media to Stop Undercover Police Work?

August 26th, 2011

If fake IDs areĀ  in jeopardy, then Shadowrunning in the the future is in jeopardy too… Perhaps they should just get a good fixer who can get them a high quality fake ID..


MIT researchers craft defense against wireless man-in-middle attacks

August 26th, 2011

Sound like something taken right out of the wireless matrix. Vulnerability discover: Hacker rejoice. Vulnerability mitigated: Hackers go back to work looking for new vulnerability.


In yet another case of reality resembles fiction…

July 29th, 2011

Apple has more money than the US government.


The saddest part? It’s #47…


Unexplained Genetic Expression

January 10th, 2011

Or a case of UGE to the rest of us…

Huang Yuanfan, 84, of Ziyuan, China, is the latest person to report an unusual growth protruding from the head. His horn began growing two years ago and has reached a length of 3 inches