Las Vegas http://www.kunc.org en World's Largest Ferris Wheel Takes Shape In Las Vegas http://www.kunc.org/post/worlds-largest-ferris-wheel-takes-shape-las-vegas Las Vegas is adding an eye-catching tourist attraction, in the form of a huge wheel that can take more than 1,000 people on a ride 550 feet into the sky over the city's famed Strip. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:40:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 49410 at http://www.kunc.org World's Largest Ferris Wheel Takes Shape In Las Vegas There It Is! Area 51 Revealed In Declassified CIA Report http://www.kunc.org/post/there-it-area-51-revealed-declassified-cia-report Cue <em>The X-Files</em> theme:<p>A <a href="http://www.gwu.edu/sites/www.gwu.edu/files/downloads/U2%20%20history%20complete.pdf" target="_blank">newly declassified CIA report</a> written in 1992 not only mentions Nevada's Area 51, it places it on a map. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48424 at http://www.kunc.org There It Is! Area 51 Revealed In Declassified CIA Report Hacking Real Things Becomes Child's Play At This Camp http://www.kunc.org/post/hacking-real-things-becomes-childs-play-camp At <a href="http://www.r00tz.org/about/">r00tz</a>, a camp that takes place each year during the <a href="https://www.defcon.org/">Def Con</a> convention in Las Vegas, children learn to pick locks, hack smart TVs and, most important, how to take apart and understand the technology that surrounds them.<p>The scene inside the camp a couple weeks ago was a bit of a madhouse — controlled chaos. Little kids everywhere. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:44:00 +0000 48313 at http://www.kunc.org Hacking Real Things Becomes Child's Play At This Camp What We're Watching As World's Big Hackers Meet In Las Vegas http://www.kunc.org/post/what-were-watching-worlds-big-hackers-meet-las-vegas <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwMuMSPW3bU</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:40:00 +0000 47683 at http://www.kunc.org What We're Watching As World's Big Hackers Meet In Las Vegas Def Con Hacking Conference Puts Feds In 'Time-Out' http://www.kunc.org/post/def-con-hacking-conference-puts-feds-time-out As one of the world's largest gatherings of hackers, the Def Con conference has long welcomed experts from the security industry and the U.S. government, along with academics and hackers. But this year, Def Con's leader is asking federal workers <a href="https://www.defcon.org/#dc21fedbreak">to skip the event</a>, due to recent revelations about U.S. electronic surveillance.<p>The request was announced Wednesday in a message titled, "Feds, we need some time apart," which was posted at the Def Con site. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:23:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46942 at http://www.kunc.org Def Con Hacking Conference Puts Feds In 'Time-Out'