Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired WIRED’s Top Stories in June 2018: An Alternate Theory About ‘The Staircase’

Hexbyte Tech News Wired WIRED’s Top Stories in June 2018: An Alternate Theory About ‘The Staircase’

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Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired NSA Spy Buildings, Facebook Data, and More Security News This Week

Hexbyte Tech News Wired NSA Spy Buildings, Facebook Data, and More Security News This Week

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It has been, to be quite honest, a fairly bad week, as far as weeks go. But despite the sustained downbeat news, a few good things managed to happen as well. So we’ll start with those. California has passed the strongest digital privacy law in the United States, for starters, which as of 2020 will…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Gaming Gets X-Rated–and Very Profitable

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Gaming Gets X-Rated–and Very Profitable

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In the game Armor Blitz, players assemble an army of anime “tank girls.” When the game debuted on Google Play in November 2016, it grossed just $23,400 in six months, less than half its production cost. Then the same game relaunched on the adult-gaming platform Nutaku—now with the notable addition of hentai cartoon porn. Blitz…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Space Photos of the Week: Scientists Are Seeing Red Over Jupiter’s Spot

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Space Photos of the Week: Scientists Are Seeing Red Over Jupiter’s Spot

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Jupiter’s red spot is going to be one of the first points of study for the James Webb Space Telescope. This ambitious and complicated instrument is rather late to launch as well as over budget (as reported in WIRED). But when it does go, up it’s going to look right in the heart of this…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired McLaren’s Senna Ain’t Pretty, but It Can Whip a Track

Hexbyte Tech News Wired McLaren’s Senna Ain’t Pretty, but It Can Whip a Track

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The success of any hypercar hinges on three elements: ludicrous performance, decadent looks, and abject scarcity. Nail all three and you’re on the road to automotive legend. Flub one or more, and you risk becoming a footnote of folly. So it was with some controversy that McLaren’s ambitiously named Senna debuted to skeptical supercar enthusiasts.…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired SteelSeries Arctis Gaming Headset Sale (and 10 Other Tech Deals)

Hexbyte Tech News Wired SteelSeries Arctis Gaming Headset Sale (and 10 Other Tech Deals)

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Maybe you’re going to throw a giant barbecue for the 4th of July, and if you are, be sure to read our Grillin’ Gear picks. But backyard parties aren’t for everyone. If you’re planning to stay indoors and do a little gaming (or need other new tech), check out these deals. There is a great…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired GitHub Developers Are Giving Microsoft a Chance

Hexbyte Tech News Wired GitHub Developers Are Giving Microsoft a Chance

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Earlier this month Microsoft announced plans to buy the code-hosting and collaboration site GitHub for $7.5 billion. It’s hard to overstate how important GitHub is to modern software development. The service boasts about 28 million users and hosts 85 million codebases for a wide variety of organizations, including Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Walmart, and the…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Azure/iotedge

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Azure/iotedge

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README.md This is the code repository for the IoT Edge Security Daemon. The daemon provides an abstraction over Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), enabling secure SAS token and certificate provisioning for IoT Edge modules. Contributing If you would like to build or change the IoT Edge source code, please follow the devguide.

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Microsoft Releases 125 million Building Footprints in the US as Open Data

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Microsoft Releases 125 million Building Footprints in the US as Open Data

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Bing has made very significant investments in the area of deep learning, computer vision and artificial intelligence to support a number of different search scenarios. The Bing Maps team has been applying these techniques as well with the goal to increase the coverage of building footprints available for OpenStreetMap. As a result, today we are…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Grow the Puzzle Around You

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Grow the Puzzle Around You

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In 2005, I cofounded Y Combinator, the first “accelerator.” Today there are hundreds of them all over the world, but in 2005 what we were doing was so unusual that most people in Silicon Valley regarded us as irrelevant. Y Combinator began the same way as most other startups: with a hypothesis about something we…