Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired What Is a Bot?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired What Is a Bot?

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businessculturegearideassciencesecuritytransportationphotovideobackchannel11.16.1809:00 amHotlittlepotato11.16.1809:00 amHotlittlepotatoOur in-house Know-It-Alls answer questions about your interactions with technology.Q: What is a bot?You’ve read your last complimentary article this month.To read the full article, SUBSCRIBE NOW.If you’re already a subscriber, please sign in and and verify your subscription. Related VideoGadgetsHow Gravity Built the World’s Fastest Jet SuitRichard Browning built the world’s fastest…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How California Needs to Adapt to Survive Future Fires

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How California Needs to Adapt to Survive Future Fires

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A Los Angeles County firefighter helps put out a hotspot in a neighborhood razed by the Woolsey fire.Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/Getty ImagesA Los Angeles County firefighter helps put out a hotspot in a neighborhood razed by the Woolsey fire.Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/Getty ImagesEditor’s note: This is a developing story about California’s Camp Fire. It will…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Best Sous Vide Wands: Your Turkey Deserves a Warm Bath

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Best Sous Vide Wands: Your Turkey Deserves a Warm Bath

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The Best Sous Vide Wands: Your Turkey Deserves a Warm Bathbusinessculturegearideassciencesecuritytransportationphotovideobackchannel10.23.1806:00 amJanelle Jones; Styling Priscilla Jeong10.23.1806:00 amJanelle Jones; Styling Priscilla JeongYou’ve read your last complimentary article this month.To read the full article, SUBSCRIBE NOW.If you’re already a subscriber, please sign in and and verify your subscription. Related VideoScienceFood Myths: Does Turkey Make You Sleepy?You finish…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Across the West powerful firms are becoming even more powerful

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Across the West powerful firms are becoming even more powerful

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ONE BRIGHT morning earlier this year your correspondent travelled from New York to the University of Chicago to attend a conference on the threat to prosperity posed by monopolies. The journey began with an alarm beeping on a handset made by Apple (which has a 62% market share in America), then a bumpy taxi ride…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Azure/golua

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Azure/golua

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WARNING! Please expect breaking changes and unstable APIs. Most of them are currently at an early, experimental stage. This project welcomes contributions and suggestions. Most contributions require you to agree to a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) declaring that you have the right to, and actually do, grant us the rights to use your contribution. For…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Python Data Visualization 2018: Why So Many Libraries? – Anaconda

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Python Data Visualization 2018: Why So Many Libraries? – Anaconda

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This post is the first in a three-part series on the state of Python data visualization tools and the trends that emerged from SciPy 2018.By James A. BednarAt a special session of SciPy 2018 in Austin, representatives of a wide range of open-source Python visualization tools shared their visions for the future of data visualization…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers UKL:  A Unikernel Based on Linux

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers UKL: A Unikernel Based on Linux

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Unikernels are customized, single address space bootable images composed of an application and the required bare-minimum kernel functionality. Today’s unikernels have demonstrated substantial performance and security advantages over monolithic and microkernels, but none have yet achieved widespread adoption. The fundamental problem is that today’s unikernels, which have been developed by forking existing operating systems or…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Report: Cheaper, disc-free Xbox One option coming next year

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Report: Cheaper, disc-free Xbox One option coming next year

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What’s a CD? — Microsoft would offer “disc to digital” trade-ins for existing software. Kyle Orland – Nov 16, 2018 9:10 pm UTC Psht, who needs ’em?Microsoft is planning to release a disc-free version of the Xbox One as early as next spring, according to an unsourced report from author Brad Sams of Thurrott.com (who…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Database leak exposes millions of two-factor codes and reset links sent by SMS

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Database leak exposes millions of two-factor codes and reset links sent by SMS

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REAL-TIME LEAK — As if there weren’t already enough reasons to shun SMS-based 2fa… Dan Goodin – Nov 16, 2018 9:03 pm UTC Enlarge / 2FA via SMS happens worldwide, all. Millions of SMS text messages—many containing one-time passcodes, password reset links, and plaintext passwords—were exposed in an Internet-accessible database that could be read or…