Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Information War Is On. Are We Ready For It?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Information War Is On. Are We Ready For It?

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Dennis Macdonald/Getty ImagesDennis Macdonald/Getty ImagesOn August 1, 2018, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a public hearing asking experts to testify on how foreign actors have used—and are using—social media to meddle in the American political process. The question of whether Russian entities interfered in American politics was not up for debate; that has…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired 23andMe’s Pharma Deals Have Been the Plan All Along

Hexbyte Tech News Wired 23andMe’s Pharma Deals Have Been the Plan All Along

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Since the launch of its DNA testing service in 2007, genomics giant 23andMe has convinced more than 5 million people to fill a plastic tube with half a teaspoon of saliva. In return for all that spit (and some cash too), customers get insights into their biological inheritance, from the superficial—do you have dry earwax…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Meet the Astronauts Who Will Fly the First Private ‘Space Taxis’

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Meet the Astronauts Who Will Fly the First Private ‘Space Taxis’

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SpaceX and Boeing are preparing to face off in an epic game of capture the flag. The winner not only wins bragging rights as the first private company to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station, but gets to bring home a piece of history: a small American flag that flew on both the first…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired So Apple Is Worth $1 Trillion. Now Comes the Hard Part

Hexbyte Tech News Wired So Apple Is Worth $1 Trillion. Now Comes the Hard Part

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Apple CEO Tim Cook presides over the most valuable US company in history.Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesApple CEO Tim Cook presides over the most valuable US company in history.Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesSo it finally happened. Apple announced stellar quarterly earnings; investors liked them; the stock rose; and Apple became the first US company to surpass $1 trillion in…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Even Ewan McGregor Doesn’t Know If He’s Coming Back to ‘Star Wars’

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Even Ewan McGregor Doesn’t Know If He’s Coming Back to ‘Star Wars’

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If one thing’s for certain, it’s that Disney productions are tight-lipped affairs. Lucasfilm movies, Marvel flicks—these things are made under lock and key. So if you happen to ask people affiliated with those franchises, don’t be surprised if the answers they give are less than definitive.Take, for example, Ewan McGregor, the man who played young…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired With Its Smarter Sensors, DJI’s Mavic Air Is First in Flight

Hexbyte Tech News Wired With Its Smarter Sensors, DJI’s Mavic Air Is First in Flight

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Since the advent of the consumer drone (not so long ago, really), making a purchasing decision around new flying machine has involved weighing a list of compromises. Want high quality images? You’re going to have a big drone that’s tough to maneuver. Want something portable? Your footage will look like garbage. Want something easy to…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Elon Musk Wants to Put an Arcade in Your Tesla, and the Rest of the Week in Games

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Elon Musk Wants to Put an Arcade in Your Tesla, and the Rest of the Week in Games

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Welcome to Replay, our weekly roundup of all the gaming news and happenings you might’ve missed while you were, y’know, playing games. This week, we’ve got Elon Musk’s attempts to put games in cars, Valve’s return to actually making games, and the biggest fighting game tournament in the world.Elon Musk Wants to Put an Arcade…