An intriguing upgrade for classic Casio LCD wristwatches. A motherboard replacement that allows for customisable watch faces and features like temperature tracking. It's open source and easily hackable. An alternative to the modern smartwatch.
A fascinating look at the story of Susy Thunder, a phone phreaker, social engineer and many other things.
In the early ’80s, Susan and her friends pulled increasingly elaborate phone scams until they nearly shut down phone service for the entire city. As two of her friends, Kevin Mitnick and Lewis DePayne, were being convicted for cybercrime, she made an appearance on 20/20, demonstrating their tradecraft to Geraldo Rivera. Riding her celebrity, she went briefly legit, testifying before the US Senate and making appearances at security conventions, spouting technobabble in cowboy boots and tie-dye. Then, without a trace, she left the world behind.
I just got round to reading this account of the legal shambles a couple of white hat hackers were dropped into when their clients, the state of Iowa, decided to abandon and ignore them. It's a gripping read.