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James Comey’s Media Tour Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Late Friday, as the sun set on another bonkers week on the internet, kids began walking out of school to protest gun violence, while adults complained about marijuana legalization on unofficial weed day. And all that happened in just the span of a few hours. Elsewhere, Kanye West returned to Twitter and announced he has […]
by Admin / April 22, 2018 /In News

Why So Many People Make Their Password ‘Dragon’

Each year since 2011, the security firm SplashData has released a list of the most commonly used passwords, based on caches of leaked account credentials. The annual list, intended as a reminder of humanity’s poor password practices, always includes predictable entries like “abc123,” “123456,” and “letmein.” But one entry, finishing in the top 20 every […]
by Admin / April 22, 2018 /In News

After Uber’s Fatal Crash, Self-Driving Cars Should Aim Lower

More than a month after a self-driving Uber struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the street in Arizona, it’s still not clear what sort of failure might explain the crash—or how to prevent it happening again. While the National Transportation Safety Board investigates, Uber’s engineers are sitting on their hands, their cars are parked. The […]
by Admin / April 22, 2018 /In News

All You Need to Saddle up for Westworld Season 2

At WIRED, it’s hard for us to not see Westworld as inspired by the massive, open-world gameplay and rich single-player experience of games like Red Dead Redemption. If you’ve gnawed your fingernails down to stumps during the past seventeen months since Westworld went off the air, this is one way to get a quick Western […]
by Admin / April 21, 2018 /In News

How to automate your morning routine

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by Admin / April 21, 2018 /In News

Space Photos of the Week: Light a Candle for Hubble, Still Gazing Strong

This isn’t just any Hubble photo of the Lagoon Nebula; this is a special birthday photo celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 28 years in orbit. The Lagoon Nebula, seen here in dazzling color, is 4,000 light years away and is gargantuan as star nurseries go: 20 light years high and 55 light years wide. This […]
by Admin / April 21, 2018 /In News

What If Aliens Were Totally Obsessed With Us?

Mercurio D. Rivera is the author of dozens of science fiction tales, many of which are collected in his book Across the Event Horizon. His stories cover an array of topics, but it wasn’t until recently that he discovered—thanks to a comment from someone at a convention—one of his main preoccupations is weird and disturbing […]
by Admin / April 21, 2018 /In News

Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos

Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos theory discovered that the “butterfly effect” makes long-term prediction impossible. Even the smallest perturbation to a complex system (like the weather, the economy or just about anything else) can touch off a concatenation of events that leads to a dramatically divergent future. Unable to pin down the […]
by Admin / April 21, 2018 /In News

Xbox Hacking, LinkedIn Bugs, and More Security News This Week

If you haven’t read this month’s WIRED cover story about teen hackers who went too deep into Microsoft Xbox’s systems, make that your first stop. In more current news, the White House sent mixed messages on cybersecurity policy this week, calling out Russian hackers for compromising popular routers and firewalls—a problematic, but unsurprising and even […]
by Admin / April 21, 2018 /In News