Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Facebook Uncovers New Fake Accounts Ahead of Midterm Elections

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Facebook Uncovers New Fake Accounts Ahead of Midterm Elections

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“Whoever created this network of accounts took a lot of effort to hide their real identity,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.LUDOVIC MARIN/Getty Images”Whoever created this network of accounts took a lot of effort to hide their real identity,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.LUDOVIC MARIN/Getty ImagesFacebook has taken down 32 fake pages and accounts that it…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The National Risk Management Center Will Combat Critical Infrastructure Hacks

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The National Risk Management Center Will Combat Critical Infrastructure Hacks

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Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen addresses the DHS Cybersecurity Summit in New York City.Kevin Hagen/Getty ImagesDepartment of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen addresses the DHS Cybersecurity Summit in New York City.Kevin Hagen/Getty ImagesAs the threat of cyberattacks on the United States launched by foreign adversaries grows, the federal government has been slow to…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired MoviePass Raises Prices, Limits First-Run Availability as Pressures Mount

Hexbyte Tech News Wired MoviePass Raises Prices, Limits First-Run Availability as Pressures Mount

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When MoviePass launched its $10 unlimited movie ticketing service nearly a year ago, it seemed too good to be true. Consider that hunch confirmed. After months of setting great big piles of money on fire to maintain operations, the company is raising prices by 50 percent, limiting access to high-demand showings, and clamping down even…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Edge of Belgravia Shiroi Hana Knife Set: Price, Specs, Release Date

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Edge of Belgravia Shiroi Hana Knife Set: Price, Specs, Release Date

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Glimpse your reflection on the mirror-like surface of a Shiroi Hana knife, and you’ll see your most glamorous culinary aspirations glittering back at you. The newest collection from Edge of Belgravia is a $299 set of six steel slicers inspired by Japanese swords. Never mind that your countertops are encrusted under spills, or that you…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Last-Ditch Legal Fight to Stop 3-D Printed Guns

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Last-Ditch Legal Fight to Stop 3-D Printed Guns

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For the last half decade, 3-D printed pistols and metal-milled “ghost guns” have only rarely caught the attention of lawmakers, and have barely registered in the mainstream of America’s gun control debate. But now, a controversial legal settlement may have unlocked a new era of digitally fabricated, DIY guns. It’s also unleashed a political backlash…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Airstream’s Nest Is a Compact Escape Pod That Doesn’t Skimp on Luxury

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Airstream’s Nest Is a Compact Escape Pod That Doesn’t Skimp on Luxury

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Forget #vanlife—#nestlife is about to have its moment.Meiko Takechi Arquillos; Airstream Nest courtesy of Airstream; Postproduction by Wet NoodlesForget #vanlife—#nestlife is about to have its moment.Meiko Takechi Arquillos; Airstream Nest courtesy of Airstream; Postproduction by Wet NoodlesAirstream founder Wally Byam began experimenting with fiberglass back in the 1950s. A half-century (and then some) later, his…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Top Stories in July: How 3-D Gun Printing Became a First Amendment Case

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Top Stories in July: How 3-D Gun Printing Became a First Amendment Case

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Senior writer Andy Greenberg reported on the landmark legal shift that allowed 3-D gun blueprints to be freely available online. Plus: The nine things Robert Mueller will pursue next, and inside Facebook’s early days. As a native Texan whose journalistic career began in that state, I’ve long followed the journey of Cody Wilson, the anarchist…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Bullshit Web

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Bullshit Web

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My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my parents — quite reasonably — did not want to have their telephone shut off for an evening at a time. I remember webpages loading slowly: ten…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Teenager Finds Classical Alternative to Quantum Recommendation Algorithm | Quanta Magazine

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Teenager Finds Classical Alternative to Quantum Recommendation Algorithm | Quanta Magazine

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quantum computingByKevin HartnettJuly 31, 201818-year-old Ewin Tang has proven that classical computers can solve the “recommendation problem” nearly as fast as quantum computers. The result eliminates one of the best examples of quantum speedup.A teenager from Texas has taken quantum computing down a notch. In a paper posted online earlier this month, 18-year-old Ewin Tang…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers ‘Spectacular’ ancient public library discovered in  Germany

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers ‘Spectacular’ ancient public library discovered in Germany

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The remains of the oldest public library in Germany, a building erected almost two millennia ago that may have housed up to 20,000 scrolls, have been discovered in the middle of Cologne. The walls were first uncovered in 2017, during an excavation on the grounds of a Protestant church in the centre of the city.…