Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired We Launched a Paywall. It Worked! Mostly.

Hexbyte Tech News Wired We Launched a Paywall. It Worked! Mostly.

A little over a year ago, we introduced a paywall at WIRED. The idea, as I wrote back then, was largely about us. To start, we wanted to give ourselves stronger structural incentives to do great reporting. When your business depends on subscriptions, your economic success depends on publishing stuff your readers love—not just stuff…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Mysterious Hacker Group Is On a Supply Chain Hijacking Spree

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Mysterious Hacker Group Is On a Supply Chain Hijacking Spree

A single group of hackers appears responsible for supply chain hacks of CCleaner, Asus, and more, planting backdoors on millions of machines.Elena LaceyA software supply chain attack represents one of the most insidious forms of hacking. By breaking into a developer’s network and hiding malicious code within apps and software updates that users trust, supply…

Hexbyte  News  Computers Verizon reportedly seeking to sell Tumblr

Hexbyte News Computers Verizon reportedly seeking to sell Tumblr

Last year’s decision to ban porn from its platform has had a marked adverse effect on Tumblr’s traffic. No surprise, really, especially given how wide the net was cast for “adult content” when it announced back in December. Now the blogging platform’s media parent is looking to sell, according to a new story from The…

Hexbyte  News  Computers The Human Brain: Even Basic Facts Are Hotly Contested

Hexbyte News Computers The Human Brain: Even Basic Facts Are Hotly Contested

A group of Swedish and Italian researchers recently found that most parts of the brain are involved in processing signals arising from touch. Thus they determined that the brain does not operate like a set of switches, as we used to think: “We immediately realised that our findings deviated strongly from the accepted view that…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Expert reveals why the idea of alien life no longer seems like science fiction – Daily Mail

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Expert reveals why the idea of alien life no longer seems like science fiction – Daily Mail

Extraterrestrial life, that familiar science-fiction trope, that kitschy fantasy, that CGI nightmare, has become a matter of serious discussion, a ‘risk factor’, a ‘scenario’.How has ET gone from sci-fi fairytale to a serious scientific endeavour modelled by macroeconomists, funded by fiscal conservatives and discussed by theologians?Because, following a string of remarkable discoveries over the past…