Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Trainergram and the Focused, Personal Power of the Finsta

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Trainergram and the Focused, Personal Power of the Finsta

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Emily Waite; Getty ImagesEmily Waite; Getty ImagesI wanted bigger shoulders, so of course I checked Instagram. Ryan Spiteri suggested using a plate-loaded shoulder press with a “1 and ½” technique across four sets with a 90 second rest period. Chauncey Wright advised something called “snow angels” to help build medial delts. There were other suggestions…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Tech Swagger Triggered the Era of Distrust in Government

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Tech Swagger Triggered the Era of Distrust in Government

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Much of that early libertarian net culture—white, rich, smart, and full of “let’s just geek around it” swagger when it came to government—has become mainstream in Western democracies in 2018.Central Press/Getty ImagesLast month, I heard Jill Lepore give a talk about These Truths, her single-volume history of America from the 15th century through the 2016…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How the US Halted China’s Cybertheft—Using a Chinese Spy

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How the US Halted China’s Cybertheft—Using a Chinese Spy

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For years, China has systematically looted American trade secrets. Here’s the messy inside story of how DC got Beijing to clean up its act for a while.Kevin and Julia Garratt had spent nearly all of their adult lives in China. A devout Christian couple in their fifties with an entrepreneurial streak, they operated a café…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Muze

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Muze

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Redefining how you create visualizations for the webMuze comes with handy features to create visualizationsComposable layerFactory.composeLayers(‘referenceLine’, [ { name: ‘averageLine’, mark: ‘tick’, source: ‘calulatedAverage’, className: ‘averageLine’, encoding: { y: ‘referenceLine.encoding.y’, x: null, color: { value: () => ‘#414141’ } }, }, { name: ‘averageText’, mark: ‘text’, source: ‘calulatedAverage’, className: ‘averageText’, encoding: { y: ‘referenceLine.encoding.y’, text:…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Faster R with FastR

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Faster R with FastR

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R is a programming language for statistical computing known for its rich ecosystem of 3rd party libraries called “packages”. The R language is typically used for statistics, data mining, analysis and visualization, machine learning, and similar tasks. However, R remains, at least in essence, a general purpose language that can be, for example, used for…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Top 10 Web Hacking Techniques of 2017

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Top 10 Web Hacking Techniques of 2017

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The verdict is in! Following 37 nominations whittled down to a shortlist of 15 by a community vote, our panel of experts has conferred and selected the top 10 web hacking techniques of 2017 (and 2016).The panel consisted of myself, and distinguished researchers Gareth Heyes, Nicolas Grégoire, Frans Rosén, and Soroush Dalili. Our objective is to…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Astronauts escape malfunctioning rocket

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Astronauts escape malfunctioning rocket

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe malfunction became apparent about 90 seconds into the flightA US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut were forced to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned en route to the International Space Station (ISS).Shortly after taking off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Nick Hague…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Senators to Google: Why didn’t you disclose Google+ vulnerability sooner?

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Senators to Google: Why didn’t you disclose Google+ vulnerability sooner?

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Yo, Google — 3 GOP senators want Google to give answers over data leak that affected 500,000 users. Cyrus Farivar – Oct 11, 2018 4:28 pm UTC Enlarge / The Google Plus (G+, or Google +) social network logo is seen in the company’s offices behind Android toys on August 21, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: This is your brain on video games

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: This is your brain on video games

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triumph — Part two of our interview with UCSF neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley on neuroplasticity. Rob Reid – Oct 11, 2018 4:00 pm UTC Enlarge / “You know what I really enjoy? Testing subjects with video games. Or just testing in general.”Valve SoftwareBelow, you’ll find the second installment of the After On podcast interview with University…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Apple bets $600 million on improving Apple Watch, iPhone battery life

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Apple bets $600 million on improving Apple Watch, iPhone battery life

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Power management on the brain — Apple’s relationship with Dialog goes back many years, to the early iPhone days. Valentina Palladino – Oct 11, 2018 3:45 pm UTC Enlarge / The iPhone X in space gray (left) compared to the iPhone XS in gold (right). You can barely tell the difference from this angle.Samuel AxonApple…