This Five Year Old is More of a 1337 Haxx0r Than You

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This Five Year Old is More of a 1337 Haxx0r Than You
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5 year old Kristoffer Von Hassel figured out that he could log into his dad's Xbox Live account without a password by entering spaces into a second password verification screen after entering the wrong password at the login screen. Kristoffer's father notified Microsoft, and they've now listed Kristoffer as a "security researcher" on their website. He's also received four games, fifty bucks, and a year of Xbox Live.

KXAN in Austin, TX Can Definitely Into Geography

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KXAN in Austin, TX Can Definitely Into Geography
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Ignoring the noticeable missing 'R' from 'Search Area,' no, that is not, in fact, where Perth is. It's understandable that your average American kid wouldn't know Australian geography, but a news station? Here is Perth's actual location:


We smrt tho, wee promis.

Facebook Buying Oculus Rift for $2 Billion

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Facebook Buying Oculus Rift for $2 Billion
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In a statement today, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook's acquisition of VR development company Oculus, saying they plan to not only support Oculus' current efforts, but also to help them expand and make VR a platform for more than just games:

We're going to focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more games. Oculus will continue operating independently within Facebook to achieve this.

But this is just the start. After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face -- just by putting on goggles in your home.

Read Zuckerberg's full statement here. Facebook's two billion dollar purchase includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock.

Time Warner Cable's Knocked EA Out of the Running for Worst Company in America

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Time Warner Cable's Knocked EA Out of the Running for Worst Company in America
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It's time for Consumerist's annual Worst Company In America competition, and two Golden Poo winner EA has been knocked out in the first round. My money's on SeaWorld to win it this year; I saw Blackfish.