Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Tweet About Hacking During Defcon Gets a Google Engineer in Trouble

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Tweet About Hacking During Defcon Gets a Google Engineer in Trouble

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Matt Linton, a senior software engineer at Google, says he was asked to leave Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas Thursday night after a tweet about hacking was reported to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The police have confirmed that Linton is not considered a threat, but until Friday afternoon the engineer said he…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Questions About ‘PUBG’? Ask PlayerUnknown Himself

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Questions About ‘PUBG’? Ask PlayerUnknown Himself

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds—or PUBG, as fans know it—has fundamentally overhauled the gaming landscape since its release less than a year and a half ago. By popularizing battle-royale gameplay, it gave rise to Fortnite and an entire generation of similar titles, selling more than 50 million copies in the process. Yet, PUBG is also still very much…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Lyft’s Big Bike Share Buy Is About Ruling the Streets

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Lyft’s Big Bike Share Buy Is About Ruling the Streets

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It’s official: The 133-year-old bicycle is the hottest thing in tech. Today, Lyft announced it has acquired North America’s largest bike-share operator, Motivate, for a reported $250 million. The move comes just three months after archrival Uber took over Jump Bicycles, a smaller and flashier dockless electric bike-share company, for $200 million. And thus, the…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Truth About Terahertz

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Truth About Terahertz

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Illustration: Chad Hagen Wirelessly transfer huge files in the blink of an eye! Detect bombs, poison gas clouds, and concealed weapons from afar! Peer through walls with T-ray vision! You can do it all with terahertz technology—or so you might believe after perusing popular accounts of the subject. The truth is a bit more nuanced.…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired SpaceX Is About to Launch Its Final Block 4 Falcon

Hexbyte Tech News Wired SpaceX Is About to Launch Its Final Block 4 Falcon

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SpaceX is swiftly moving toward achieving its ultimate goal of rapid reusability: flying a single booster twice within a 24-hour time period. It’s a goal that Elon Musk says SpaceX will achieve later this year—but in order to make good on that promise, the company must first say goodbye to its hardest-working rocket yet. That…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired We Need to Talk About That ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Finale

Hexbyte Tech News Wired We Need to Talk About That ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Finale

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You gotta hand it to HBO: Their shows know how to deliver explosive endings. No matter how uneven the season of television that came before it, the finales are always blue-fire-breathing game-changers. They may not always be narratively-warranted or cogent, but they are explosive. Which brings us to the end of Westworld Season 2. After…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired This Tug of War With a Lion Isn’t About Strength—It’s About Friction

Hexbyte Tech News Wired This Tug of War With a Lion Isn’t About Strength—It’s About Friction

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Apparently you can battle a lion at the San Antonio Zoo. OK, it’s not that kind of battle—it’s a tug of war battle. There is a thick rope passing through a hole. On one end, there is a lion cub. On the other end of the rope there could be three professional WWE wrestlers. Who…

Canceling ‘Roseanne’ Wasn’t About Conviction, It Was About Capital

Canceling ‘Roseanne’ Wasn’t About Conviction, It Was About Capital

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It happened so fast you almost could have missed it. Over the course of two days earlier this week, Roseanne Barr fired off a series of racist (and anti-Semitic, and otherwise conspiracy-minded) tweets, prompting left-wing outrage and calls to #BoycottABC and extreme right-wing joy. Then, amidst high-profile collaborators like Wanda Sykes announcing they’d be leaving…

We Really Need to Talk About That ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Twist

We Really Need to Talk About That ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Twist

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So, Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally in theaters. It’s fun! It might not be blowing up the box office, but folks are still seeing it in droves and when they do they’re in for a really nice time. (Alden Ehrenreich is a fun, swaggering Han Solo; Donald Glover is a sexy, swaggering Lando…