Hackers can open doors, start engine via GM OnStar app [w/video]

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A “white-hat” hacker has demonstrated a way of taking control of GM vehicles compatible with OnStar’s RemoteLink app.

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Elgato’s ‘Eve’ Smart Home Accessories Are Useful, But Hampered by Buggy HomeKit Platform

Elgato, with its Eve line of smart home products is one of the first companies to come out with home accessories that integrate with Apple’s HomeKit home automation platform, and it’s the very first company to produce a Bluetooth-enabled HomeKit product.

The Eve system, which consists of a weather station, an indoor room monitor, a door/window sensor, and a smart outlet, is one of five HomeKit-compatible products that became available for purchase in June. With the Eve components just now shipping out to customers, Elgato invited us to review the lineup to get a feel for what’s possible with Apple’s system.


HomeKit and Eve’s accessory lineup promise to make our homes smarter and our lives easier, but in its current incarnation, HomeKit is a service that feels unfinished. It’s limited in scope and even though I found many of the Eve accessories to be useful, the delays and bugs I ran into with the HomeKit system almost made the frustration outweigh the convenience.

Hardware Overview

As I mentioned above, Elgato currently manufactures four HomeKit-compatible products: Eve Room, Eve Weather, Eve Door & Window, and Eve Energy.

Eve Room – Eve Room is an indoor room monitoring sensor. It measures temperature, humidity, and air quality.

Eve Weather – Eve Weather is an indoor/outdoor sensor that’s simpler than the Eve Room, measuring temperature, humidity, and air pressure.

Eve Door & Window – Eve Door & Window is a two-piece sensor that detects whether a door or window is open or closed.

Eve Energy – Eve Energy is a power sensor and switch that can be used to turn an appliance on and off and detect how much power it’s using.

Each of the Eve products has a clean, unobtrusive design, integrating into any environment without standing out. The Eve Room and the Eve Weather are both small square-shaped sensors resembling an Apple TV, while the Eve Energy is a simple socket. The Eve Door & Window comes in two adhesive-backed pieces to fit on each side of a door or window, snapping together magnetically to detect whether it’s open or closed.
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Brooklyn Cyclones Try To Break First Pitch World Record

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Brooklyn Cyclones will attempt to break a Guinness World Record at MCU Park.

Spokesman Bill Harner said 150 FDNY members will simultaneously throw out the first pitch before Friday night’s game.

“We looked up a world record for first pitches, found out it was 111,  and we said why not just try to blow it out of the water and tie it in with the FDNY and bring out 150 of their representatives,” Harner told 1010 WINS.

Fans will also get a chance to be a part of history.

“We’re going to try to get 150 fans that’ll catch the 150 first pitches,” Harner said. “We’re asking anybody that’s coming to the game tonight, if you’re interested, to get here early and we’ll line you up and bring you out into the field.”

The event is scheduled for 6:20 p.m. followed by the Cyclones playing the Batavia Muckdogs.

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Old School Ass Kicker: Bill Goldberg

Old School Ass Kicker: Bill Goldberg

M&F: How are you training these days?
I train Muay Thai and lift weights three to six times a week. Today is the “hour of power,” an hour of throwing 100% power shots. You jab, right cross, hook, right cross, then kick.

When did you develop a passion for Muay Thai? 
In 1999, I sought out one-on-one Muay Thai training to prepare for wrestling in Japan. That started my love for the sport. 

Do you plan to compete in combat sports?
Glory kickboxing offered me a fight, but it was too soon. If Goldberg is going to fight, there has to be proper buildup. Don’t think I’m training this often if I don’t intend to fight. 

What’s the worst damage you’ve done with your finishing move, the Spear? 
I’d imagine a couple of knees were torn up—all unintentional. It’s just the nature of the beast. 

What’s your favorite moment in professional wrestling? 
After I beat Hulk Hogan in Atlanta for the title, my former Atlanta Falcons teammates came to see me. Seeing their enjoyment was really cool because I tried to emulate them in my rise to the NFL. They wanted to be me that night.


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Janice Dickinson Rails Against Critics Who Question Her Bill Cosby Rape Allegation

Janice Dickinson could care less what the public thinks.

Arguably, she’s the most outspoken of Bill Cosby‘s alleged rape victims and she wants the world to know that she has no plans to shut up now. In a recent interview, the super model slammed critics who’ve asserted that her allegation against the comedian is motivated by money.

[ Related: 35 Of Bill's Alleged Victims Came Together For A Shockingly Powerful Magazine Cover ]

In response to the backlash, Dickinson curtly says:

“I say to them, piss off. Are you insane?”

We think the other countless victims of the 78-year-old would agree with Janice!

The reality star added:

“They can fling all they want. I did not consent to being raped. I didn’t consent to it. I didn’t.”

Sounds like the 60-year-old is wonderfully self-assured! Even though many critics have used Jan’s substance issues as a blame tactic, the mother of two is currently sober and attends a 12-step meeting every morning.

Keep fighting the good fight, girl!

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Dan Haren to Cubs: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Chicago Cubs have found an answer for their pitching needs, acquiring right-hander Dan Haren from the Miami Marlins

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald first reported Haren was being traded to Chicago. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reported the Marlins will receive two minor leaguers in return:

The Cubs have been in the market for pitching leading up to the trade deadline. They had been connected to frontline starters like Cole Hamels and David Price, as noted by CSNChicago.com, but both players wound up getting dealt to other teams. 

That left the Cubs scrambling on the second-tier market before finally settling on Haren, who isn’t a bad alternative. The 34-year-old isn’t a long-term investment, playing out the final year of his contract, and didn’t cost nearly as much in terms of talent as Hamels and Price. 

Haren has also been an effective starter for the first time since 2011. In 21 starts this season, he’s posted a 3.42 ERA with a 1.093 WHIP, per Baseball-Reference.com

ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick pointed out where Haren’s WHIP stacks up with some of the NL’s best starters in 2015:

One concern for Haren going from spacious Marlins Park to Wrigley Field are 21 home runs allowed in 129 innings. Giving up flyballs in Wrigley is often a recipe for disaster, though he’s often been a pitcher capable of adjusting to different circumstances. 

Considering the low cost in players the Cubs gave up, as well as the need for another starter with Tsuyoshi Wada on the disabled list, Haren makes sense for this rotation looking to make a playoff push.  

This Is 50 Cent And Ja Rule: Meek Mill’s Sister Drops Harder Diss To Drake Than Meek [Video]

She did go in on Drake, but this is just more ammunition for Aubrey. Meek’s sister should be HIS ghostwriter.

Nasheema Williams, sister of Meek Mill, takes aim at Aubrey with some blistering bars!!!

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OnePlus 2 vs. OnePlus One

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the 2015 flagship OnePlus 2 (left) and the 2014 version, the OnePlus One

Like its predecessor, the OnePlus 2 offers compelling specs and features at a very reasonable price point … that is, if you can get your hands on one. Read on as Gizmag compares these two wallet-friendly devices.

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