Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Did Satoshi Nakamoto Write This Book Excerpt? A Wired Investigation

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Did Satoshi Nakamoto Write This Book Excerpt? A Wired Investigation

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Years have gone by since any new piece of writing has appeared by Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of bitcoin. But on Friday night, someone claiming to be Nakomoto published 21 pages of new material—a sneak preview, allegedly, of a book about the cryptocurrency’s origins. The excerpt appeared at 11:45 p.m., on a website, NakamotoFamilyFoundation.org,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Reps. Khanna and Ratcliffe: It’s Time to Modernize Government Websites

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Reps. Khanna and Ratcliffe: It’s Time to Modernize Government Websites

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It’s no secret that the federal government is way behind the private sector when it comes to modernization and technology. Because of these outdated systems, many federal agencies rank staggeringly behind the private sector when it comes to customer service. WIRED OPINION ABOUT US Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) (@RepRatcliffe) is chairman of the House Homeland…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired McLaren’s Senna Hypercar, Uber’s New Life in London, and More Car News This Week

Hexbyte Tech News Wired McLaren’s Senna Hypercar, Uber’s New Life in London, and More Car News This Week

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Traffic is bad. Bigger is better. It’s too late now to say sorry. This week was all about exploding that conventional wisdom. WIRED contributor Nick Stockton spoke to researchers who did the calculations and found, nope, traffic is actually a sign your city is doing well. Senior writer Jack Stewart chatted with Georgia Tech scientists…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Anthony Kennedy Retiring Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Anthony Kennedy Retiring Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

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The last seven days have been difficult for all kids of reasons, most more important than the [closure of the final Toys “R” Us stores], even though folks did need to take a moment to shed a tear at the site of mascot Goeffrey the Giraffe leaving the store one last time. (We’ll leave it…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired This Mutation Math Shows How Life Keeps on Evolving

Hexbyte Tech News Wired This Mutation Math Shows How Life Keeps on Evolving

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Natural selection has been a cornerstone of evolutionary theory ever since Darwin. Yet mathematical models of natural selection have often been dogged by an awkward problem that seemed to make evolution harder than biologists understood it to be. In a new paper appearing in Communications Biology, a multidisciplinary team of scientists in Austria and the…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Gadgets for Shooting Movies on Your iPhone: DJI, Rode, Joby, Moment

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Gadgets for Shooting Movies on Your iPhone: DJI, Rode, Joby, Moment

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As directors like Steven Soderbergh and Sean Baker have shown, you can conjure movie magic with an iPhone. 1. Apple iPhone X The dual rear cameras on the X are nearly as capable as professional shooters. You get 4K video at 60 frames per second, excellent slo-mo, optical image stabilization, continuous focus—and did we mention…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Silicon Valley’s Exclusive Salary Database

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Silicon Valley’s Exclusive Salary Database

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When Steve, a thirtysomething engineer, launched a software company in San Francisco a few years ago, he and his cofounder faced the daunting task of hiring a team, from low-level engineers to a new VP. Novices, they nonetheless had an advantage: access to Option Impact, an exclusive database of tech salaries that has become a…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Common Voice by Mozilla

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Common Voice by Mozilla

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Common Voice is a project to help make voice recognition open to everyone. Now you can donate your voice to help us build an open-source voice database that anyone can use to make innovative apps for devices and the web.

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Timsort — the fastest sorting algorithm you’ve never heard of

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Timsort — the fastest sorting algorithm you’ve never heard of

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Galloping Gif from GiphyWhile Timsort is merging A and B, it notices that one run has been “winning” many times in a row. If it turned out that the run A consisted of entirely smaller numbers than the run B then the run A would end up back in its original place. Merging the two…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How a Hacker Proved Cops Used a Secret Government Phone Tracker to Find Him

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How a Hacker Proved Cops Used a Secret Government Phone Tracker to Find Him

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On a warm summer’s day in 2008, police spotted a man walking outside his apartment in Santa Clara, California, one of the many bedroom communities spread across Silicon Valley. Undercover FBI officers saw him outside the building and began following him on foot, radioing to their colleagues nearby. The man saw the agents, and so…