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How To: Block RFID Signals, Build an RFID Reader Detector, and Make Custom RFID Tags

RFID chips are everywhere. They're in passports, credit cards, and tons of items you've bought in the last 5 years or so. Big retailers like Walmart started using tracking products with RFID as early as 2004, and today, they're used in everything from mobile payments to hospital record systems. Chances are, unless you're a hermit (in which case you wouldn't be reading this anyway), there's an RFID tag within a few feet of you. Photo by sridgway

How To: Snooper-proof your RFID chip loaded wallet

Did you know that malicious people can use scanners to read the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips in your credit cards and identification documents and steal your personal information? Learn to protect your personal information from hackers and scammers with this simple method involving aluminum foil.

How To: Remove a stripped out brake rotor locator bolt

When performing maintenance on your car, you may run across old bolts that have become worn out and possibly stuck. This can be a pain for anybody, especially those who on a tight schedule. So in this next tutorial, you'll learn some easy tricks for removing a stripped out brake rotor locator bolt. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Ditch Your Doorbell for This Front Door RFID Lock That Lets Whoever You Want In (Whenever You Want)

Hate answering the door, but don't trust your friends with a set of keys? This RFID front door lock made by Steve Pomeroy will solve all your party-hosting problems. It reads the RFID tags in his friends' public transit cards and decides who's allowed in based on "groups" that Steve defines. And I have to say, it's also rather stylish. It's controlled by an Arduino serial console and a custom Android app to add and remove cards. The reader can store 50 or 100 tags at a time and allows 7 diffe...

How To: TAP Card Dissolved! How to Use Acetone to Transfer an RFID Tag to Your Phone

RFID cards are becoming a fairly common way to purchase goods, but they're already widely used to pay fares on buses, trains, subways, and trolleys across various cities. TAP cards are quick and reliable, but it can be a real pain to remember to bring them with you, especially if you weren't planning on using public transportation that day. Luckily, an intrepid tinkerer at Adafruit has managed to find a way to embed an RFID card into her phone, something you're far less likely to leave at home.

How To: Locate the mouse cursor when using Mac OS X

Have trouble finding the Mac OS X mouse cursor? With the freeware application Mouse Locator, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this Apple accessibility guide can present a complete walkthrough of the process in just over a minute and a half. For details, as well as to get started making it easier to find your own mouse cursor, watch this helpful how-to.

How To: Secure or find your Android smartphone if you lose it

If you've spent a ton of money on your newest smartphone, you will want to make sure it's secure. In this tutorial from the experts at PCWorld, learn exactly how to activate safety mechanisms on your Android. With these options you can set a complicated passcode (so that anyone who does find your phone won't be able to access your files) and you can also set up a locator. By using the location app, you can text your phone from anywhere else and set off a search alarm so you will be able to fi...

How To: Install a hood strut kit on a Mustang

In this video, we learn how to install a hood strut kit on a Mustang. Start by opening up the hood and removing the sound tube locator. After this, cut 1/2" from the middle to make space on it for the bolt. Reapply this, then bolt it back into place. Next, install the body bracket with a socket and remove all bolts around the spot its in. After you install the bracket replace the bolts and do both of these steps again on the other side of the car. When you are done, make sure all parts are re...

How To: Cast polyester resin rings

In this instructional jewelry making video, learn the process of making rings out of clear polyester resin, a type of moldable plastic. This tutorial shows you everything from mold-making to embedments. Use this same technique to make RFID rings, which are clear plastic containing unique microchips useful for electronics projects where you want to identify a specific person wearing one. Thanks to Townsend Atelier for the sample of Knead-a-Mold, a welcomed (and much easier to work with) altern...

How To: Zap RFID chips

This is how you destroy an RFID chip. Hit an RFID tag with an EM pulse from a microwave and it will combust. May not be the best solution for destroying embedded licenses or passports, but if you're desperate and without a hammer--- go for it.

How To: Unlock Your Front Door Without Keys Using This DIY Keyfob Entry System

Keys are on the way out. They're clunky, take up precious space, and slow you down when you have tons of identical-looking gold ones on your keyring. Everything we can open with keys can now also be opened with wireless technology in just a click—so why use keys anymore? Sure, you can pay hundreds of dollars for an automated lock system on your house—but why do that when you can build it yourself!

News: Want a Drink? The Arduino 'Inebriator' Will Pour You 15 Different Cocktails

Who needs to go to bartending school when you've got the Inebriator to mix your favorite drinks for you? Want a cosmopolitan? No problem. Press a button. Want a tequila sunrise? Sure thing. Press a button. As long as you've got a good supply of liquor and mixers, the Inebriator is at your command. So, what exactly is this Inebriator thing? Well, it's a robotic bartender that can automatically pour 15 different pre-programmed cocktails. With 9 different liquors and 7 mixers on board, it's got ...

How To: Are Your Gadgets Safe from Solar Storms and Nuclear Attacks?

It's September 1st, 1859, and the Earth looks more or less like something out of an apocalyptic movie or Sci-Fi novel. All communications have failed, it's so bright outside at midnight that people are getting up and making breakfast, and people all over the world are seeing auroras. The solar storm that produced the electromagnetic pulse and caused all this mayhem is known as the Carrington Event, and storms like it happen about about once every century.

How To: Find the Location of Any IP with PyGeo IP Locator(GUI for GeoIP/Pygeoip)

Based on OTW's encouragement in his post on "How to Find the Exact Location of Any IP Address", I decided to make a gui(graphical user interface) which would hopefully make the process easier. However, because turning a python script into a standalone executable is a right pain in the nether-regions, particularly for linux, I haven't yet completed this step(I will soon and update this). I did however, make an apk for android(you use a .apk file to install an app on your android device), which...

How To: Use the M8's New Sense TV App on Your HTC One M7 & Ditch Your Remotes for Good

Let's face it, finding your remote, let alone finding something to watch, can take more time out of our days than we'd care to admit. There are remote locators and channel guides out there, but why use those when you have a perfectly good remote always on you—your HTC One. HTC put an IR blaster into their One and when it's coupled with their Sense TV app, it can make for one hell of a smart remote.

How To: Find a Sweet Parking Spot at Peak Times (Then Locate Your Car Afterwards)

Living in Los Angeles has taught me one thing—parking is a luxury. If you are lucky enough to find street parking anywhere near your desired location, do not pass it up thinking you will get an even closer one. It does not exist. Looking for free parking? Get real. You can't even park at a busted meter in Los Angeles, despite state law saying otherwise. Now, finding a good parking spot is not just relevant for Los Angeles, but for other large cities and any other crowded areas, be it a shoppi...

How To: Hack a Skype Password

Skype is a great way to stay in contact with friends and family over the internet, and people tend to share a lot in their chats, so why not try and find a way to hack it! Once a Skype account is hacked, you can view all conversations within the last three months, see how long each video call was, and even access files that were shared through chat.

How To: Setup and use the SyncVue software

SyncVue announced at NAB that they would be offering a new version of their remote collaboration software for editors and producers. Well the long awaited update is finally here and all existing SyncVue users will definitely want to grab it. The functionality is improved and the new features are killer. So check out this quick little video tutorial on setting up and using the new version of the software, This walks you through the newest features and how to basically get around.

Buyer's Guide: Top 20 Hacker Holiday Gifts of 2018

For the uninitiated, it can be difficult to buy that special hacker in your life a perfect holiday gift. That's why we've taken out the guesswork and curated a list of the top 20 most popular items our readers are buying. Whether you're buying a gift for a friend or have been dying to share this list with someone shopping for you, we've got you covered with our 2018 selection of hacker holiday gifts.

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