Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Space Photos of the Week: A Stormy Summer on Mars

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Space Photos of the Week: A Stormy Summer on Mars

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Mars has a low atmospheric pressure compared with Earth, and that makes it a dusty place. Storms occur frequently, and the warmer months are notorious for them, as hotter temperatures and rising air currents lift particles from the surface. Sometimes, though, the phenomenon goes global. Several dust storms developed in April and May and over…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Inside the U.S. Military’s Secret Nuclear Defense Plans

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Inside the U.S. Military’s Secret Nuclear Defense Plans

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A decommissioned Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile sits in an underground silo at the Titan Missile Museum in Sahuarita, Arizona. This 25-ton blast door leads to a once-secret nuclear bunker built for members of Congress beneath The Greenbrier, a four-star resort near White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. This sign marks the spot of the former…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Russian Hackers, a Bluetooth Flaw, and More Security News This Week

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Russian Hackers, a Bluetooth Flaw, and More Security News This Week

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This week marks the one-year anniversary of Equifax’s very terrible, no good data breach that impacted 147 million Americans. We took an inside look at all the steps the company has taken since then to shore up its defenses—and whether it could possibly be enough, given the scope of the damage. And speaking of damage,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

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In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State University, eager to talk to a physics professor there named Murat Günaydin. Furey had figured out how to build on a finding of Günaydin’s from 40 years earlier—a largely forgotten…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Weekend Tech Deals: Google Pixelbook, Vizio, Apple Watch

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Weekend Tech Deals: Google Pixelbook, Vizio, Apple Watch

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We’re deep into the dog days of summer, and this weekend, a lot of us are planning on hiding inside to escape the heat. If that sounds like a great weekend plan to you too, then you’re in luck. Together with our pals at TechBargains, we’ve compiled some of this weekend’s most intriguing deals, from…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Polity Is Libertarian Space Opera Done Right

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Polity Is Libertarian Space Opera Done Right

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The Polity series by English science fiction author Neal Asher is a limitless thrill-ride of grotesque aliens, badass hardware, rogue AIs, and deadly secret agents. It’s got everything a science fiction fan could want from an action-adventure story, and that’s definitely by design. “I wanted a universe—a future history, if you like—big enough to tell…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Happy Weekend, Here’s DJ Khaled on a Lyft E-Scooter

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Happy Weekend, Here’s DJ Khaled on a Lyft E-Scooter

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If your interests include hardware scuttlebutt, smooth rides, DJ Khaled’s truly adorable son Asahd, the future of urban mobility, Instagram, and DJ Khaled himself, have we got a story for you. Yesterday, the “No Brainer” producer posted a two-minute promo clip, hyping his participation in Beyonce and Jay-Z’s ongoing “On the Run II” tour, his…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers A #MeToo Reckoning in China’s Workplace Amid Wave of Accusations

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers A #MeToo Reckoning in China’s Workplace Amid Wave of Accusations

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BEIJING — The women recount being forced into sex by bosses and trusted co-workers. They speak of being shunned by friends and discouraged by the authorities from pressing charges. They recall being told their lives would be ruined if they spoke up. In gripping open letters posted on social media sites, more than a dozen…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Tech companies can bid on the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract, starting today

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Tech companies can bid on the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract, starting today

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On Thursday, the Pentagon opened bidding for a huge cloud computing contract that could be worth as much as $10 billion. Given its size, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract, known as JEDI, is alluring for major cloud computing companies that might not normally do much business with the Department of Defense. Announced in March,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers This Man Says the Mind Has No Depths – Issue 62: Systems – Nautilus

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers This Man Says the Mind Has No Depths – Issue 62: Systems – Nautilus

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A whole lot of books on the brain are published these days and you can read yourself into a coma trying to make sense of their various messages. So it was with my usual low-burn curiosity that I starting reading The Mind Is Flat by British behavioral scientist Nick Chater. At least the title is…