PS3 and iPhone hacker George Hotz is reportedly fixing Twitter's search function. Here are all the details on this.
Remember George Hotz? You know, that guy who hacked/jailbreak/unlocked the first iPhone (and many subsequent iOS versions), pwned the PlayStation 3, went to work for a string of giant tech companies, trolled Elon Musk, and then started his own self-driving car startup all before the age of 26? Yeah, that guy! Well, he's back!
George Hotz today again has is name in the news after his autonomous driving startup Comma.ai launched what is perhaps best described as a toolkit that will allow drivers to better understand what is going on with their cars.
Jailbreak legend Geohot has made his OpenPilot self-driving car project open source and available to download for everyone
Have you ever wondered about the exact processes and steps that security researchers and computer hackers take to gain access to a target computer or device? If that particular area of computer science is of interest to you, then you may take a particular interest in a new five-minute hacking lesson that shows George Hotz walking and talking through the necessary steps involved in gaining access to a laptop connected to a Wi-Fi network.
In an interview with Roadshow, George Hotz showed off his $1000 self-driving car kit out in Las Vegas, later announcing a new app called Chffr, which aims to collect data from users to make Comma.ai's autonomous vehicle AI smarter.
In a recent interview, Geohot has claimed that his company's self-driving car kit would be available by the end of the year, and that too just under $1,000.
You may remember that towards the back-end of last year we brought you the rather obscure news that famed iPhone hacker George Hotz (also known as Geohot) was getting involved in the autonomous vehicle space. After stepping away from jailbreaking iPhones and finding exploitable vulnerabilities in Sony's PlayStation 3, and taking numerous other jobs and internships at big companies, Hotz has set up a company called Comma, with the intention of attempting to pioneer artificially intelligent self-driving vehicles. It was generally classed as a laughable notion that Geohot would go up against the likes of Google and Tesla Motors in attempting to build an intelligent autonomous car, but new reports are suggesting that Hotz has secured investor funding for his new passion.
George Hotz aka Geohot who pioneered the iPhone jailbreak scene back in 2007 has now built a self-driving car of his own in his Garage.
George Hotz, the famed iPhone jailbreaker and Android, PS3 hacker, has just joined Google’s Project Zero team of hackers. Better known as Geohot, he was the guy who successfully jailbroke first iPhone. He was also the first to jailbreak PlayStation 3 which landed him with a lawsuit from the Japanese outfit, and for responding with a rather hilarious rant / rap aimed at his accusers, he will forever go down in Internet folklore.