Tony Stewart, Enemy Of ISIS, Had His Track Website Hacked

Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway briefly showed this message around 2:00 p.m. Saturday purporting to be from ISIS. The message appeared in place of its usual graphics, complete with irritating autoplay audio of an Arabic song. » 3/08/15 4:40pm 3/08/15 4:40pm

This Chef Rolls Like A Traffic Cop

Parking in San Francisco is a musical chairs grudge match. I'm surprise there's not more bloodshed. Dennis Leary (not that one) is an SF-based chef who delivers everything from homemade bread to kale chips (natch) to restaurants around The City, and his pair of meter maid-mobiles are the perfect battle weapon. » 10/01/14 8:37pm 10/01/14 8:37pm

​Tesla Model S Hacked With Shoddy Results

That $10,000 prize for the first team to hack a Tesla at the SyScan conference in Beijing may have already been won, and Tesla asks that they "act responsibly and in good faith." » 7/16/14 2:19pm 7/16/14 2:19pm

If You Can Hack A Tesla You Can Win $10,000

How do you get people to pay attention to your security conference? Offer up a five-figure bounty to hack some headline-grabbing technology. In this case, it's the Tesla Model S and a check for $10-large. » 7/09/14 7:37pm 7/09/14 7:37pm

Is A Gorilla Loose In Texas?

In 2010, a gorilla escaped from its penn at the Dallas Zoo and wandered about for around an hour. It didn't hurt anyone or anything, so we all shared a hearty laugh and went on living our lives. » 11/21/12 4:30pm 11/21/12 4:30pm

Mercedes-Benz Will Soon Be Able To Upgrade Your Car Remotely

Ever upgrade your computer with new system software? Has it always worked perfectly, every time? Didn't think so. Would you like that same experience brought to your car — only with the added nervousness that comes from having it do it automatically without your input? You're in luck if you buy a new Mercedes-Benz! » 4/09/12 4:00pm 4/09/12 4:00pm

How To Make A Quick And Dirty Emergency USB-To-Cigarette Lighter Socket

Okay, here's what's happened: You had to get out of town, fast. Maybe you just need a break, maybe you need to clear out while things blows over. Who knows. Point is, you're in your car, heading out onto a nice long stretch of nothing, when it hits you: You forgot your phone car charger. You have your dock/data… » 3/02/12 1:30pm 3/02/12 1:30pm

Zombie Santa road sign flashes anti-consumer foolishness

Spotted near that ultimate source of Christmas cheer, Washington DC, by reader Bailey, this hacked road sign brings a message likely to disturb more commuters than even zombie apocalypse warnings. If Christmas doesn't come from a store then how do you show your car that you love it? » 12/05/11 3:30pm 12/05/11 3:30pm

If you hack an electronic road sign, please don't write "POOP"

We've been clear in our insistence that you please NOT hack electronic road signs, but have been impressed by some of the cleverness of readers not listening. Like hackers in Houston writing Internet drivel on a construction sign. » 3/15/11 11:00am 3/15/11 11:00am

How To Hilariously Hack An Electronic Crosswalk Sign

We told you not to hack electronic road signs. Now you also shouldn't hack electronic crosswalk indicators to make them send hilarious images of a single-fingered salute to pedestrians using a simple hack suggested by the Spokane Streets Department. » 12/01/10 12:00pm 12/01/10 12:00pm

Best. Electric (Six) Road Sign Hack. Ever.

Pranksters in Wisconsin once again ignored our continuous and fervent requests to not hack road signs. This time there's no confusing political message, just the lyrical poetry of Detroit garage disco rock stars Electric Six. » 5/28/10 10:30am 5/28/10 10:30am

CNN Quotes Jalopnik Commenters In "No Tacos" Road-Sign Hack Story

CNN's Jeanne Moos properly quotes Jalopnik as experts on not hacking road signs in a story today about the "No Latinos, No Tacos" hack. More importantly, they reference the commenter debate over the real meaning of the sign! » 5/26/10 2:00pm 5/26/10 2:00pm

Road Sign Hacked To Say "No Latinos, No Tacos"

Someone in the Miami, Florida area decided to use our instructions for hacking road signs to send the message "No Latinos, No Tacos" instead of warning people about zombies. » 5/25/10 10:30am 5/25/10 10:30am

F0rd P0wn3d By L33T 13lackh4t $E0 Att4ck

Ford is warning web users to avoid becoming victim of a Black Hat Search Engine Optimization attack targeting popular searches for their products. The translation for what that means below. » 4/15/09 12:45pm 4/15/09 12:45pm