For the past 30 years, Hollywood has consistently struggled to depict computer hacking in accurate and exciting ways. The history of Hollywood and hacking is littered with lazy writing, absurdly unrealistic computer interfaces and stereotypical “nerd” characters. But in amongst the idiocy we’ve also seen certain films influencing governmental policy, inspiring entire sub-cultural identities and guiding mainstream attitudes around computer security.
- Hollywood and Hacking: The 1980s – kid hackers, nerds and Richard Pryor
- Scientists develop unique tag for tracking jellyfish and squid
- Wi-Fi signals track and distinguish people through walls
- Multifunctional tent splits the difference between backpacking and car camping
- Hollywood and Hacking: The 1990s – Techno, virtual reality and Steven Seagal’s Apple Newton
- Freewheel brings fitness tracking to the wheelchair