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Millions of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Out of the Box

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:00
Android smartphones from Asus, LG, Essential, and ZTE are the focus of a new analysis about risks from firmware bugs introduced by manufacturers and carriers.
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Crestron Touchscreens Could Spy on Hotel Rooms and Meetings

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:00
The technology company Crestron makes touchscreen panels and other equipment for places like conference rooms, which a researcher found can be turned into hidden microphones and webcams.
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Machine Learning Can Identify the Authors of Anonymous Code

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:00
Researchers have repeatedly shown that writing samples, even those in artificial languages, contain a unique fingerprint that's hard to hide.
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Spike Lee Is at His Searing Best With 'BlacKkKlansman'

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:42
Lee's latest is his best in years, investigating how identity is weaponized for and against us.
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The Fox Stands Alone, a Look at *Red Dead Redemption 2*, and the Rest of the Week in Games

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 06:00
There's more to gaming than the newest title—catch up with our weekly recap.
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Watch a Sporty AI Teach Itself to Dribble Better Than You

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 06:00
A simulated basketball player can teach itself through trial and error how to finely manipulate the ball, both while stationary and while running.
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How NASA Will Watch the 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:00
Every night, 17 video cameras scan the skies for meteors.
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How Big Is the Alt Right? Inside My Futile Quest to Count

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 04:00
This weekend the second annual Unite the Right rally will provide the best chance to gauge the scale of a group with unknown—but much discussed—strength.
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College Essentials (2018): Laptops, Headphones and Dorm Needs

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 04:00
Deck out your dorm, or just make class a cinch with our favorite gear.
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NASA's Parker Solar Probe Is Built to Survive a Brush With the Sun

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 04:00
Here’s how the Parker probe was engineered to withstand temperatures spiking to over a million degrees Fahrenheit.
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Maybe MoviePass Shouldn't Compare Itself to Uber

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 04:00
There are certain similarities between the two disrupting companies—like spending lots of money.
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The President Wants a Space Force. He Might Get One.

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:02
Vice President Mike Pence's speech at the Pentagon laid out what a new US Space Force would do. It’ll cost $8 billion to start.
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Bugs in Mobile Credit Card Readers Could Expose Buyers

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:00
Card readers used by popular companies like Square and PayPal have several security flaws that could result in customers getting majorly ripped off.
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When Twitter Engineers Speak Out, @Jack Listens

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 14:45
Silicon Valley engineers have the power to shape products and companies—both of which have enormous impact on our society.
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The Sinclair/Tribune Merger Is Dead. Here’s Why That Matters

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:40
It may seem strange to worry about the future of broadcast in this digital era, but the fact remains: that’s how many people get their news.
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Native Tribes Are Taking Fire Control Into Their Own Hands

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:57
On July 27, the US Forest Service signed a new plan for managing public forest lands that lets tribes like the Karuk continue their tradition of controlled burns.
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Hacking a Brand New Mac Remotely, Right Out of the Box

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:15
Researchers found a way to compromise a Mac the first time it connects to Wi-Fi, potentially putting scores of enterprise customers at risk.
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Smartphone Voting Is Happening, but No One Knows if It's Safe

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:41
Online voting has major security flaws, and experts are concerned that Voatz, the platform West Virginia will use this midterm election, doesn't solve them.
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A New Pacemaker Hack Puts Malware Directly On the Device

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:30
Researchers at the Black Hat security conference will demonstrate a new pacemaker-hacking technique that can add or withhold shocks at will.
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The Spanish Ghost Towns Left By the 2008 Financial Crisis

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:30
An estimated 3.4 million homes are currently unoccupied in Spain thanks to the country's great housing bust.
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