Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Star Wars News: Disney Would Like Its Movies Back Now, Please

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Star Wars News: Disney Would Like Its Movies Back Now, Please

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Jonathan Olley/LucasfilmFirst and foremost, buckle up, kids: According to director J.J. Abrams’ Twitter feed, the Star Wars: Episode IX train has left the station.You’ve read your last complimentary article this month.To read the full article, SUBSCRIBE NOW.If you’re already a subscriber, please sign in and and verify your subscription.

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Merger That Would Have Made Crypto Investing Easier Fails

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Merger That Would Have Made Crypto Investing Easier Fails

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In January, BitGo, a Silicon Valley bitcoin wallet startup, announced plans to acquire Kingdom Trust, a Kentucky company that has quietly become a leading player in a thriving market serving cryptocurrency funds. The move would have positioned BitGo to compete with a small but growing pool of players offering custodial service—in essence, storage of crypto…

What Would Mind-Reading Really Be Like?

What Would Mind-Reading Really Be Like?

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Telepathy is a common trope in science fiction, with the Vulcan Mind Meld being probably the best-known example. However, one of the most original and striking treatments of the subject is the novel Singularity’s Ring by Paul Melko, which features pods of genetically-engineered humans who can communicate by scent. “They produce chemical memories, and then…