Posts by Killian Bell

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It pays to uncover Facebook flaws. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

A 10-year-old with insane hacking skills just scored a $10,000 payout from Facebook for uncovering a serious flaw in Instagram.

The Helsinki-based boy, who can’t even open a Facebook account for another three years, found he was able to alter code on Instagram’s servers to delete comments posted by any account.

Don't get on a plane with a Wi-Fi hotspot named "mobile detonation device." Photo: Qantas

Don’t get on a plane with a Wi-Fi hotspot named “mobile detonation device.” Photo: Qantas

Everyone knows you shouldn’t say “bomb” on an airplane — and it should be just as obvious that you shouldn’t name your wireless gadgets ridiculous things, either.

A simple Wi-Fi hotspot sparked terrorism fears on a recent Australia-bound Qantas plane because someone thought it would be a good idea to name it “mobile detonation device.”

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The Chrysler Pacifica could soon drive itself. Photo: Fiat Chrysler

Google is on the verge of signing a new deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to build “several dozen” self-driving minivans, according to a new report.

The first models could be on the road sometime this year for the first phase of the self-driving vehicle partnership, but it’s not yet clear what the main objective is.

HTC 10 will soon begin shipping in the U.S. Photo: HTC

HTC 10 will soon begin shipping in the U.S. Photo: HTC

HTC has confirmed that it will begin shipping unlocked HTC 10 orders to customers in the U.S. next week.

Verizon has already started shipping units out to its own customers, leaving those who ordered directly from HTC scratching their heads.

Google Trips on Android. Screenshots: AndroidWorld

Google Trips on Android. Screenshots: AndroidWorld

Google is working on a new app called Trips that will help users plan their next vacation by automatically pulling information from their emails. The app will also help travelers find things to do while they’re away, and offer reviews from locals.

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