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Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A New ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie Is Coming in 2020

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A New ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie Is Coming in 2020

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No word yet on whether or not Slimer will appear in the new Ghostbusters, but it seems like it wouldn’t be a Ghostbusters movie without some ectoplasm.Mike Marshland/Getty ImagesAnother Thursday, another installment of The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of the latest in the world of culture. But this Thursday is much busier than most. Why? Well,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired In This Brutal ‘Titan Games’ Event, Friction Is The Real Winner

Hexbyte Tech News Wired In This Brutal ‘Titan Games’ Event, Friction Is The Real Winner

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I’m not sure what it is, but something keeps drawing me into physical competition shows. It used to be Ninja Warrior, but now there is a new one—Titan Games. It’s essentially a competition with different crazy events. It’s not the competition that I like, it’s those weird situations that they put these people in. I…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Detroit Auto Show Proves Americans Sure Love SUVs

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Detroit Auto Show Proves Americans Sure Love SUVs

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The Detroit Auto Show circa 2004: Gas prices are low. Auto sales are is good. Bigger is better. The only electrics on the floor are the hybrids brought along by the Japanese automakers like Toyota and Honda. Tesla is a Silicon Valley startup with big ideas, safely ignored. Cars are machines that people buy, own,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Be Careful Using Bots on Telegram

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Be Careful Using Bots on Telegram

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The secure messaging app Telegram is significant for two very different reasons. One is that the app is a go-to encrypted communication tool for hundreds of millions of users around the world, particularly those looking to duck government surveillance and censorship in countries like Russia and Iran. The other is that many cryptography experts have…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired 2 Food Processors Tested: Breville, Cuisinart

Hexbyte Tech News Wired 2 Food Processors Tested: Breville, Cuisinart

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When I was a kid, my mother owned a Farberware food processor that must’ve cost a pretty penny. The powerful motor made a soothing whirr, and it was so well-built that it’s still chopping away, still making that lovely sound.Once I left my parents’ home though, I didn’t really use a quality food processor for…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Huawei’s Many Troubles: Bans, Alleged Spies, and Backdoors

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Huawei’s Many Troubles: Bans, Alleged Spies, and Backdoors

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An employee seals a box on the assembly line of a Huawei mobile phone plant in Dongguan, China.Qilai Shen/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesBad news keeps piling up for Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Last week an employee was arrested in Poland on espionage charges. This week, the company’s products, which include both phones and network gear, were banned from…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Trump Could Wind up Making Globalism Great Again

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Trump Could Wind up Making Globalism Great Again

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A few days before the 2016 election, journalist Andrew Sullivan wrote this about Donald Trump: “He has no concept of a nonzero-sum engagement, in which a deal can be beneficial for both sides. A win-win scenario is intolerable to him, because mastery of others is the only moment when he is psychically at peace.”I’m not…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Screen time: how much is too much?

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Screen time: how much is too much?

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How much screen time is too much for teenagers? It’s complicated.Credit: Ute Grabowsky/Photothek/Getty It has become a defining question of our age: do children and adolescents spend more time than is healthy staring at a phone, tablet or computer? Should parents limit their access? Should governments?Nearly all US teenagers say they have access to a…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Nothing Can Stop Google. DuckDuckGo Is Trying Anyway.

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Nothing Can Stop Google. DuckDuckGo Is Trying Anyway.

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In late November, hotel conglomerate Marriott International disclosed that the personal information of some 500 million customers — including home addresses, phone numbers, and credit card numbers — had been exposed as part of a data breach affecting its Starwood Hotels and Resorts network. One day earlier, the venerable breakfast chain Dunkin’ (née Donuts) announced that its rewards program…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Art of the Pan: What’s the Point of a Bad Review in 2019?

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Art of the Pan: What’s the Point of a Bad Review in 2019?

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“I’ll tell you a big life lesson,” John Krasinski enthused to The New York Times in early January, recalling the time his good buddy and fellow famous movie director Paul Thomas Anderson taught him to keep his lack of enthusiasm to himself. Paul was over at my house, I think it was my 30th birthday…