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Submission + - Could your car be hacked?

Pat Attack writes: I think most of the people who read Slashdot know that if it has circuitry, it can be hacked. Well the good folks over at CNN have an article about the potential for your car to be hacked. This article lists the potential damage that could be done, proof of concept work, as well as a few scary scenarios. My mom reads CNN and is a Luddite. I expect to hear from her today. She'll probably tell me my new car with bluetooth is unsafe.

Submission + - Helmets Inspired by Brain Fluid to Offer Better Impact Protection (

Zothecula writes: Inspired by the fluid that wraps your brain in a protective, wet blanket, Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), which is the name of both the technology and the company behind it, claims to offer superior protection for your head. Major helmet manufacturers are starting to turn on to what is self-hailed as the "next generation" of helmet design.

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