Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Must-Have Debate About Thanksgiving Meal Essentials

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Must-Have Debate About Thanksgiving Meal Essentials

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Is this what a Thanksgiving table should look like? We have some opinions about that.CSA Images/Getty ImagesIs this what a Thanksgiving table should look like? We have some opinions about that.CSA Images/Getty ImagesOf all the arguments that get had at Thanksgiving dinners, there are very few arguments about Thanksgiving dinners. Which is to say, people…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Future of Fashion: Turning Recycled Plastic Into Clothes

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Future of Fashion: Turning Recycled Plastic Into Clothes

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For a man who works in fashion, Michael Preysman thinks an awful lot about the world’s oceans. He thinks about the stuff that runs off and pollutes the coastlines, the plastics that slide down the drains and choke fish. When he founded Everlane, the minimalist clothing brand that promises “radical transparency,” Preysman didn’t just want…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Unofficial Concert Recordings Flowered in the 21st Century

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Unofficial Concert Recordings Flowered in the 21st Century

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Most times, Eric Pier-Hocking will get to the venue before you do. It’s not because he wants to be in the front row, grab some limited edition merch, or even meet the performing musicians. But all of those sometimes occur in the line of duty.This evening at Trans-Pecos near the Brooklyn-Queens border, he is in…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Amazon Rekognition announces updates to its face detection, analysis, and recognition capabilities | Amazon Web Services

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Amazon Rekognition announces updates to its face detection, analysis, and recognition capabilities | Amazon Web Services

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Today we are announcing updates to our face detection, analysis, and recognition features. These updates provide customers with improvements in the ability to detect more faces from images, perform higher accuracy face matches, and obtain improved age, gender, and emotion attributes for faces in images. Amazon Rekognition customers can use each of these enhancements starting…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Amazon admits it exposed customer email addresses, but refuses to give details

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Amazon admits it exposed customer email addresses, but refuses to give details

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Amazon’s renowned secrecy encompasses its response to a new security issue, withholding info that could help victims protect themselves. Amazon emailed users Tuesday, warning them that it exposed an unknown number of customer email addresses after a “technical error” on its website. When reached for comment, an Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch that the issue exposed…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Silent and Simple Ion Engine Powers a Plane with No Moving Parts

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Silent and Simple Ion Engine Powers a Plane with No Moving Parts

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Behind a thin white veil separating his makeshift lab from joggers at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology indoor track, aerospace engineer Steven Barrett recently test-flew the first-ever airplane powered with ionic wind thrusters—electric engines that generate momentum by creating and firing off charged particles. Using this principle to fly an aircraft has long been, according…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Ripple Effect of Death in a Hotel

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Ripple Effect of Death in a Hotel

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Content warning: this article explores in detail suicidal ideation and methodology. In 1912, the Washington Post reported that an “Esthetic Nobleman” named Count August Seymore had planned to construct a “hotel for suicides” in the nation’s capital. This building, according to the count, would be a “haven for the depressed and weary of life.” Once…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Popular Dark Web hosting provider got hacked, 6,500 sites down

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Popular Dark Web hosting provider got hacked, 6,500 sites down

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Daniel’s Hosting, one of the largest providers of Dark Web hosting services, was hacked this week and taken offline, ZDNet has learned from one of our readers. The hack took place on Thursday, November 15, according to Daniel Winzen, the software developer behind the hosting service. “As per my analysis it seems someone got access…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Potentially disastrous Rowhammer bitflips can bypass ECC protections

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Potentially disastrous Rowhammer bitflips can bypass ECC protections

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A SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE — ECCploit is the first Rowhammer attack to defeat error-correcting code. Dan Goodin – Nov 22, 2018 1:06 am UTC Enlarge / A DDR3 DIMM with error-correcting code from Samsung. ECC is no longer an absolute defense against Rowhammer attacks.In early 2015, researchers unveiled Rowhammer, a cutting-edge hack that exploits unfixable physical…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Trash your romaine lettuce and don’t eat any in restaurants, says the CDC

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Trash your romaine lettuce and don’t eat any in restaurants, says the CDC

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Pitch your romaine — Pathogenic E. coli outbreak across the US and Canada is under investigation. Cathleen O’Grady – Nov 21, 2018 8:34 pm UTC Enlarge / Romaine lettuce, looking innocuous.Step away from the salad, advises the CDC. Specifically, you should stay away from romaine lettuce in every possible form: baby romaine, spring mix, whole…