Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Kid-Focused Apps Track Location, UK Spying, and More Security News This Week

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Kid-Focused Apps Track Location, UK Spying, and More Security News This Week

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Emily WaiteTesla is in the news again this week, but this time it has nothing to do with fires or Twitter or Elon Musk smoking weed. Instead, it’s because hackers figured out how to steal a Tesla Model S by cloning its key fob. WIRED’s resident car-hacking reporter Andy Greenberg broke that news, and explains…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Preorder the iPhone XS or Shop 15 of the Weekend’s Best Tech Deals

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Preorder the iPhone XS or Shop 15 of the Weekend’s Best Tech Deals

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AppleWhat a week! Maybe you, like us, are clinging to your wallet with all your strength, trying to save up 100,000 pennies (or a few less) for one of the new iPhones announced this week. If so, we have some tips on how to preorder everything. If your trusty phone still has life left in…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired 5 STEM Toys to Entertain and Enlighten Your Kids

Hexbyte Tech News Wired 5 STEM Toys to Entertain and Enlighten Your Kids

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Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Los Angeles Is Helping Lead the Fight Against Climate Change

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Los Angeles Is Helping Lead the Fight Against Climate Change

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Getty ImagesLos Angeles doesn’t have a great environmental reputation. It’s the car capital of the United States. It’s famous for its curtains of smog, and for stealing a bunch of water once.But the city is in the midst of a metamorphosis. With fewer, yet stronger storms on the horizon, it’s begun an ambitious plan to…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Self-Driving Car Developers Should Put Pedestrians First

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Self-Driving Car Developers Should Put Pedestrians First

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Natalie Behring/ReutersSince March, when an autonomous vehicle killed a pedestrian in Arizona, forecasts for AVs have been decidedly less optimistic. But autonomous vehicle promoters are undeterred. AI entrepreneur Andrew Ng contends that self-driving cars will be safe for pedestrians when walkers and cyclists conform to their limitations. “What we tell people is, ‘Please be lawful…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Fitbit Started the Wearables Craze That Got Us All Moving

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Fitbit Started the Wearables Craze That Got Us All Moving

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10,000 steps has become the standard metric by which we measure daily activity. But it was initially chosen because it sounded neat when you said it in Japanese.Ben Wiseman10,000 steps has become the standard metric by which we measure daily activity. But it was initially chosen because it sounded neat when you said it in…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Space Photos of the Week: Florence, From Way Way Up Above

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Space Photos of the Week: Florence, From Way Way Up Above

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We’re bopping all over the great beyond this week, starting from the International Space Station, where astronauts imaged Hurricane Florence from 254 miles above Earth. Gliding over to the next planet, let us visit a unique set of dunes on Mars. The Hubble Space Telescope, for its part, goes for a wide shot of Saturn…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers No, Apple didn’t delete that guy’s movies. Here’s what really happened

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers No, Apple didn’t delete that guy’s movies. Here’s what really happened

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Sarah Tew/CNET Perhaps you’ve heard a story that goes like this: “Apple’s ‘buy’ button is a sham, because Apple has the right to remove movies from your iTunes library after you’ve bought them. If Disney decides it no longer wants to offer a particular movie in your country, your ‘purchase’ is no better than an extended…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers A new CSS-based web attack will crash and restart your iPhone

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers A new CSS-based web attack will crash and restart your iPhone

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A security researcher has found a new way to crash and restart any iPhone — with just a few lines of code. Sabri Haddouche tweeted a proof-of-concept webpage with just 15 lines of code which, if visited, will crash and restart an iPhone or iPad. Those on macOS may also see Safari freeze when opening…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers s-macke/Interplanetary-Postal-Service

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers s-macke/Interplanetary-Postal-Service

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This game is my entry to the 2018 js13kgames competition. As a postman of the Interplanetary Postal Service your task is to deliver precious mails to our distant colonies. This game lets you control a lander module on the last miles to the colony. You must not only fight against gravity, but also against dangerous…