Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The President Wants a Space Force. He Might Get One.

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The President Wants a Space Force. He Might Get One.

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Vice President Mike Pence’s speech at the Pentagon laid out what a new US Space Force would do. It’ll cost $8 billion to start.Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty ImagesVice President Mike Pence’s speech at the Pentagon laid out what a new US Space Force would do. It’ll cost $8 billion to start.Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty ImagesIf policymaking is never easy,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Bugs in Mobile Credit Card Readers Could Expose Buyers

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Bugs in Mobile Credit Card Readers Could Expose Buyers

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The tiny, portable credit card readers you use to pay at farmer’s markets, bake sales, and smoothie shops are convenient for consumers and merchants alike. But while more and more transactions are passing through them, devices sold by four of the leading companies in the space—Square, SumUp, iZettle, and PayPal—turn out to have a variety…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired When Twitter Engineers Speak Out, @Jack Listens

Hexbyte Tech News Wired When Twitter Engineers Speak Out, @Jack Listens

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That Twitter engineers felt they could speak out about Twitter policies reflects well on the company. It also reflects the power they have.Rolf Vennenbernd/APThat Twitter engineers felt they could speak out about Twitter policies reflects well on the company. It also reflects the power they have.Rolf Vennenbernd/APIn Silicon Valley, engineers are king. Tech companies succeed…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Sinclair/Tribune Merger Is Dead. Here’s Why That Matters

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Sinclair/Tribune Merger Is Dead. Here’s Why That Matters

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A merger that would have given a conservative broadcasting company access to 73 percent of US households is now officially dead. Today, the Tribune Media Company announced that it has terminated its $3.9 billion merger agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group, and is now suing Sinclair for $1 billion for breach of contract.Last month the Federal…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Native Tribes Are Taking Fire Control Into Their Own Hands

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Native Tribes Are Taking Fire Control Into Their Own Hands

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The Klamath region near the California-Oregon border is home to indigenous tribes that once used controlled burns to prevent wildfires. Now, their role is being restored.Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/Getty ImagesThe Klamath region near the California-Oregon border is home to indigenous tribes that once used controlled burns to prevent wildfires. Now, their role is…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Hacking a Brand New Mac Remotely, Right Out of the Box

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Hacking a Brand New Mac Remotely, Right Out of the Box

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Gavin Roberts/MacFormat Magazine/Getty ImagesGavin Roberts/MacFormat Magazine/Getty ImagesApple’s supply chain is one of the most closely monitored and analyzed in the world, both because of the control the company exerts and keen interest from third parties. But there’s still never a guarantee that a mass-produced product will come out of the box totally pristine. In fact,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Smartphone Voting Is Happening, But No One Knows If It’s Safe

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Smartphone Voting Is Happening, But No One Knows If It’s Safe

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Some West Virginia military members will be able to vote via app in this November’s elections.Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty ImagesSome West Virginia military members will be able to vote via app in this November’s elections.Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty ImagesWhen news hit this week that West Virginian military members serving abroad will become the first people to vote…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Chemists discover how blue light speeds blindness

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Chemists discover how blue light speeds blindness

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Home Chemistry Biochemistry August 8, 2018 August 8, 2018, University of Toledo Dr. Ajith Karunarathne examined toxic oxygen generation by retinal during blue light exposure. Credit: Dan Miller, The University of Toledo Blue light from digital devices and the sun transforms vital molecules in the eye’s retina into cell killers, according to optical chemistry research…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Researchers Find Grave Downside to Sleeping More Than 8 Hours a Day

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Researchers Find Grave Downside to Sleeping More Than 8 Hours a Day

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It’s no secret that chronic sleep deprivation is taking its toll on America’s health, but a new study suggests that those who get more than ample sleep aren’t that safe either. Seemingly counterintuitive results reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association on Wednesday suggest that oversleeping might put you at higher risk for…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers IPOs are too expensive and cumbersome

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers IPOs are too expensive and cumbersome

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