Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Our Top Stories in November: Another Chapter in Mueller’s Report

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Our Top Stories in November: Another Chapter in Mueller’s Report

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The special counsel’s end game is in sight. Plus: The pricey war over your Instagram feed, and the best online shopping deals.November was a blockbuster month for special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election—espcially in the final week. On November 26, we saw the manifestation of an earlier…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired US Biotech Firms Made China’s Gene-Edited Babies Possible

Hexbyte Tech News Wired US Biotech Firms Made China’s Gene-Edited Babies Possible

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In 2015, the 12-person organizing committee of the first International Summit on Human Gene Editing—which included Crispr co-inventors Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier—issued a statement on how the world should responsibly push forward the science of permanently altering the DNA of Homo sapiens. Combined with other changes that had sprung biology free from the ivory…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Marriott Hack: How to Protect Yourself

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Marriott Hack: How to Protect Yourself

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jetcityimage/Getty ImagesEarly Friday morning, the hotel behemoth Marriott announced a massive hack that impacts as many as 500 million customers who made a reservation at a Starwood hotel. Marriott acquired the Starwood hospitality group in September 2016, which operates numerous hotel brands including Sheraton, Westin, Aloft, and W Hotels. But the intrusion that caused the…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired All the Gadgets WIRED Editors Loved This Month

Hexbyte Tech News Wired All the Gadgets WIRED Editors Loved This Month

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Phones, drones, robovacs, and a machine for fryin’ up your holiday bird.Review: LG V40 ThinQLGV40 ThinQThe new V40 ThinQ—pronounced Thin-Queue—has five (yes, five!) cameras. There are two standard selfie cams on the front, and on the back, an ordinary 12-megapixel lens flanked by 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a wide-angle lens. While image quality doesn’t stack…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired What Would It Take to Shoot a Cannonball Into Orbit?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired What Would It Take to Shoot a Cannonball Into Orbit?

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Gravity is pretty complicated if you think about it. The motion of a ball falling on the surface of the Earth is caused by the same interaction as the moon orbiting the Earth. That’s crazy. It’s even crazier to realize that humans figured out that these two motions (falling ball and moon) are from the…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired These Professional Portraits of Animals Evoke Human Emotion

Hexbyte Tech News Wired These Professional Portraits of Animals Evoke Human Emotion

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We all start somewhere. For many, it was their first job, the time they got their foot in the door. For Randal Ford, it was a commercial photoshoot with 10 cows on a dairy farm in rural Texas. The client was thrilled with Ford’s conceptual series; the dairy community left rather confused. Ford was inspired,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Possible ‘Fallout 76’ Lawsuit Leads the Week in Game News

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Possible ‘Fallout 76’ Lawsuit Leads the Week in Game News

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If one law firm has its way, publisher Bethesda may need to pay for its alleged practices.BethesdaAfter a two-month glut of blockbusters leading up to the holiday shopping season, new releases are in a bit of a lull, which means there wasn’t a lot left in gaming news this week beyond controversy, lawsuits, and ……

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Chip wars: China, America and silicon supremacy

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Chip wars: China, America and silicon supremacy

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THE TRADE disputes President Donald Trump relishes have an old-fashioned feel. Tariffs are the principal weapons. Old-economy markets, from cars to steel, are the main battlefields. Farmers and factories preoccupy the president. And his personal chemistry with other powerful men can make or break deals. Hence the focus on the meeting between Mr Trump and…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Opinion | Can We Stop Suicides?

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Opinion | Can We Stop Suicides?

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In May of 2017, Louise decided that her life was just too difficult, so she’d end it. In the previous four years, three siblings and a half-sibling had died, two from disease, one from fire and one from choking. Close friends had moved away. She felt painfully, unbearably alone. It would be the fourth time…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Spectrum is joining GitHub! · Spectrum Support

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Spectrum is joining GitHub! · Spectrum Support

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Back in February 2017, Brian, Max, and I started working on a side project with the goal of building a space for our own communities. After releasing an early prototype, people told us they also wanted to use it for their communities, so we decided to go all-in and build an open, inclusive home for…