Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Watch Live: NASA OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Watch Live: NASA OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

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If NASA is successful, Bennu will become the smallest object the agency has ever orbited.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterTwo years and two months after it launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, NASA’s $800-million mission to the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter will reach a pivotal moment Monday, when the agency’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Jeep Unveils the Gladiator Pickup and More This Week in Cars

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Jeep Unveils the Gladiator Pickup and More This Week in Cars

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This week at the LA Auto Show, Jeep answered American clamoring for more pickups with the Gladiator, an all-new model that puts everything Jeep lovers love in a ride with a bed.JeepThis truck and SUV thing won’t let up, will it? This week General Motors announced it would lay off about 14,000 employees, a mix…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Paul Manafort Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Paul Manafort Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

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Last week, President Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort (center) was accused of lying to the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office.Zach Gibson/Getty ImagesMan, where can we even begin with this past week? It was a doozy. For one, the US government barreled towards shutdown. For another, the Senate refused to back President Trump’s…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Tadashi Tokieda Finds Startling Objects in Plain Sight

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Tadashi Tokieda Finds Startling Objects in Plain Sight

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Tadashi Tokieda lives in a world in which ordinary objects do extraordinary things. Jars of rice refuse to roll down ramps. Strips of paper slip past solid obstacles. Balls swirling inside a bowl switch direction when more balls join them.Quanta MagazineAboutOriginal story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The 6 Best, Boldest, and Most Budget-Friendly TVs

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The 6 Best, Boldest, and Most Budget-Friendly TVs

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From affordable to OLED, these are our favorite TVs this year for any budget.Saving for a new screen? Now’s a good time to buy. Televisions are most affordable toward the end of the year. To help you navigate the dozens of seemingly identical TV models from Samsung, LG, Vizio, and other manufacturers, we’ve picked a…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired iTunes Doesn’t Encrypt Downloads—on Purpose

Hexbyte Tech News Wired iTunes Doesn’t Encrypt Downloads—on Purpose

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The push to encrypt traffic throughout the web has resulted in safer and more secure browsing across millions of sites. But not everywhere uses the so-called Transport Layer Security that keeps HTTPS-enabled sites safe from prying eyes. Including, it turns out, Apple’s iTunes and iOS App Store infrastructure, which runs its downloads over unencrypted connections.Typically…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired I Embraced the PopSocket and It Changed My Damn Life

Hexbyte Tech News Wired I Embraced the PopSocket and It Changed My Damn Life

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The first PopSockets gripper I plastered to my phone’s rear-end was a freebie gift thing I received from some company’s swag bag. Amidst the magnets, notebooks, business cards, and other marketing ephemera, there it was: the circular doodad that has leapfrogged selfie-sticks as the must-have mobile accessory for our smartphone-saturated society. When I fished it…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers What makes BeOS and Haiku unique

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers What makes BeOS and Haiku unique

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The first area to take a look at is Haiku’s latest feature in its Beta release: packaging. Packages (but not just packages!) Reading just ‘packages’ might evoke merely running a package manager on Gnu/Linux, etc. and while Haiku can do that, it’s far more. As I mentioned in the Haiku Beta review, it was the…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Amazon’s cloud business is competing with its customers

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Amazon’s cloud business is competing with its customers

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Source: CNBC Andy Jassy, Amazon AWS  At its annual customer conference in Las Vegas this week, Amazon’s cloud business, Amazon Web Services, announced several new products. A few of them compete directly with smaller companies that already offer similar products running on Amazon’s cloud. AWS is the world’s biggest public cloud, generating $6.68 billion in…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Rowhammer Data Hacks Are More Dangerous Than Anyone Feared

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Rowhammer Data Hacks Are More Dangerous Than Anyone Feared

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The data theft technique called “Rowhammer” has fascinated and worried the cybersecurity community for years now, because it combines digital and physical hacking in ways that are both fascinating and unaccounted for. Since its discovery, researchers have steadily refined the attack, and expanded the array of targets it works against. Now, researchers have significantly increased…