Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Everything You Should Do Before You Lose Your Phone

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Everything You Should Do Before You Lose Your Phone

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Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty ImagesGonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty ImagesIt’s an unfortunate fact that the pricey pocket computers we carry around with us at all times are prime targets for thieves—as well as very easy to leave behind in subway cars or on coffee shop tables. Now that we all rely on our smartphones for so much, having…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired 5 Comics You Should Read Before Seeing ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

Hexbyte Tech News Wired 5 Comics You Should Read Before Seeing ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

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So, you’re getting psyched for this weekend’s Ant-Man and the Wasp and you’ve found yourself a fan of the idea of a miniature woman with wings kick ass and take names. The next step is obvious: It’s time to go read some Wasp comics, preferably with Ant-Man involved if at all possible. (Not that it’s…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Should You Tell Everyone They’re Honest? – Issue 61: Coordinates – Nautilus

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Should You Tell Everyone They’re Honest? – Issue 61: Coordinates – Nautilus

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Here is the predicament that most of us seem to be in. We are not virtuous people. We simply do not have characters that are good enough to qualify as honest, compassionate, wise, courageous, and the like. We are not vicious people either—dishonest, callous, foolish, cowardly, and so forth. Rather we have a mixed character…

Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done

Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done

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How much do you slack off at work? If you’re the average white-­collar drone, the odds are it’s an astonishing amount. A 2015 survey by a UK firm asked 1,989 office workers how many hours they spent “productively working” each day. The average: A paltry two hours and 53 minutes. The rest of those eight-hour…

The US Should Pay Attention to Foreign Cambridge Analytica Probes

The US Should Pay Attention to Foreign Cambridge Analytica Probes

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More than a year ago, after putting in a formal request, I received a letter and an Excel spreadsheet purporting to contain my voter profile from an obscure analytics company called Cambridge Analytica. Seeing my political beliefs modeled without my knowledge or permission was unnerving. But the detail that caused me the greatest distress was…

If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do?

If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do?

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Lots of smart technologists and futurists are convinced that we are on the cusp of a world in which artificial intelligence, robotics and other technologies will make a large portion of today’s jobs obsolete. They might be wrong, of course, but the consequences if they’re right would be huge — potentially a defining challenge of the…

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Should Have Been Two Movies

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Should Have Been Two Movies

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The new Star Wars movie Solo is an enjoyable action-comedy, but it fails in one important area: really exploring how Han Solo developed his cynical, jaded attitude. The movie also mostly skips over Han’s time as an Imperial soldier, which fantasy author Erin Lindsey feels is a big mistake. “I wanted to see Han learning…