Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired What’s Left for Congress to Ask Big Tech Firms? A Lot

Hexbyte Tech News Wired What’s Left for Congress to Ask Big Tech Firms? A Lot

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It will fall to members of Congress to press tech giants on their respective privacy proposals, their resistance to the California law, and, crucially, the many scandals that illustrate their ongoing failure to protect user data.Alex Wong/Getty ImagesIt will fall to members of Congress to press tech giants on their respective privacy proposals, their resistance…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Amazon’s New Echo Show Hints at the Company’s Vision for TV

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Amazon’s New Echo Show Hints at the Company’s Vision for TV

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Amazon announced so many new hardware products last week that it’s hard to know which one will respond the next time you shout “Alexa!” in your house. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Alexa-equipped microwave sucked up a lot of the (electromagnetic) air in the room: not only does the $60 microwave work indirectly with Alexa, but…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Story of Apple, in Two Iconic Buildings

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Story of Apple, in Two Iconic Buildings

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WIRED ICONInfinite Loop, Apple’s former headquartersNOMINEEThe Ring, Apple employees’ new home baseIn the spring of 1993, employees of Apple Computer began moving into a new campus in Cupertino, Cali­fornia. It had six buildings set around an oval street, which was named, in a wry bit of geek humor, Infinite Loop. It was there, from a…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Product updates based on your feedback

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Product updates based on your feedback

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Zach Koch Chrome Product Manager Published Sep 26, 2018 We recently made a change to simplify the way Chrome handles sign-in. Now, when you sign into any Google website, you’re also signed into Chrome with the same account. You’ll see your Google Account picture right in the Chrome UI, so you can easily see your…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Use YubiKey security key to sign into AWS Management Console with YubiKey for multi-factor authentication | Amazon Web Services

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Use YubiKey security key to sign into AWS Management Console with YubiKey for multi-factor authentication | Amazon Web Services

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AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) best practice is to require all IAM and root users in your account to sign into the AWS Management Console with multi-factor authentication (MFA). When MFA is enabled, AWS prompts users for their username and password (the first factor – what they know) and also provides an authentication challenge…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Speedrunner beats ‘Super Mario Bros.’ in unbelievable time

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Speedrunner beats ‘Super Mario Bros.’ in unbelievable time

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The Super Mario Bros. record has been broken by Kosmic, the first human being to ever beat the game in 4 minutes and 55 seconds. In a near-perfect run of Super Mario Bros. Monday night, speedrunner Kosmic completed the 1985 NES games in stunning fashion, breaking the world record of the any% category with a…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers General Motors Watches You Listen To The Radio

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers General Motors Watches You Listen To The Radio

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Wait, what? We’re firmly in the era of big data, and automakers across the globe are working to figure out how to transform all the data generated by their cars into secondary revenue streams.General Motors, for example, has announced it will now begin studying how drivers listen to the radio and other audio while behind…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Walmart Requires Lettuce, Spinach Suppliers to Join Blockchain

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Walmart Requires Lettuce, Spinach Suppliers to Join Blockchain

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Walmart Inc., in a letter to be issued Monday to suppliers, will require its direct suppliers of lettuce, spinach and other greens to join its food-tracking blockchain by Jan. 31. The retailer also will mandate that farmers, logistics firms and business partners of these suppliers join the blockchain by Sept. 30, 2019. The supplier push…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Apple Watch Series 4 review: A bigger, better watchOS experience

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Apple Watch Series 4 review: A bigger, better watchOS experience

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Fourth time’s a charm? — A $399 starting price is a lot to ask, but Apple added a lot to this Watch. Valentina Palladino – Sep 26, 2018 12:00 pm UTC Valentina PalladinoThe fourth iteration of the Apple Watch still looks like a tiny iPhone on your wrist, but for many, it was the most…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | A good announcement and a bad announcement for two nuclear-energy startups

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | A good announcement and a bad announcement for two nuclear-energy startups

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a different startup mentality — NuScale Power takes a step toward engineering; Transatomic power shuts down. Megan Geuss – Sep 26, 2018 10:30 am UTC Enlarge / Mockup of the NuScale energy plant slated for development outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho.The benefits of nuclear energy—dispatchable power with zero emissions (excluding emissions from uranium mining)—are desperately…