Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The FCC’s Robocall Plan Sounds Awfully Familiar

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The FCC’s Robocall Plan Sounds Awfully Familiar

FCC chairman Ajit Pai, left, has announced a new proposal to combat robocalls.Clodagh Kilcoyne/ReutersDespite high-profile arrests and protocols with clever names, the robocall scourge remains indomitable. On Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai teased a new proposal to put a serious dent in the problem. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.On the…

Hexbyte Tech News Wired When Google Serves Ads in Iran, Advertisers Pay the Price

Advertisers say that Google makes it far too easy to accidentally run ads in countries under US sanctions like Iran, North Korea, or Syria.Tricia HippsAs director of paid search at Greenlane Marketing, a web marketing firm based in Eagleville, Pennsylvania, Christian Wenzel spends a lot of time studying who’s clicking on his clients’ Google ads.…

Hexbyte  News  Computers Sexy weasels in Renaissance art

Hexbyte News Computers Sexy weasels in Renaissance art

‘Lady with an Ermine’ (circa 1490) by Leonardo da Vinci. Also known as ‘Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani’. Oil and tempera on wood panel, 548 x 403 mm. Collection of Czartoryski Museum, Krakow. Do you want to give someone a memorable wedding gift? Why not take your inspiration from Renaissance art and give them a painting…

Hexbyte  News  Computers Making Playgrounds a Little More Dangerous

Hexbyte News Computers Making Playgrounds a Little More Dangerous

“I came to the counterintuitive conclusion that engaging in risk is actually very important in preventing injuries,” a researcher says. ImageChildren play on opening day of The Yard, an adventure playground on Governors Island.CreditCreditChristopher Lee for The New York Times“Oh my God, this is going to be amazing,” a preadolescent wearing a gray hoodie exclaimed…