Brett Chamberlain

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White House to reveal death toll of US drone strikes for first time

Senior aide says US will disclose the number of terrorism suspects and civilians killed since 2009 in bid to bolster public support for controversial operations<p>A senior White House aide has pledged to release how many terrorism suspects and civilian casualties the US has killed in its drone strikes …

Physicists Cut Through the Randomest Randomness of Large Quantum Systems

Even quantum dice are loaded.<p>As much as we say that things are "random," seldom do phenomena actually live up to that descriptor. In the classical mechanics of our world—composed of macroscale entities built up from large numbers of particles—everything is determined. Everything has a defined …

Google Study Says Its Robot Cars Are Safer Than Normal Ones, Thank You Very Much

Yet again, Google makes the case its self-driving cars are super safe.<p>What to do when an academic study says your robot cars might be more dangerous than regular cars? Hire your own academic!<p>That’s what Google did.<p>On Friday, a study came out from Virginia Tech, commissioned by the Internet giant, …

Netflix Has Thousands of Secret Movie Categories You Can Only Access with This Hack

Oh hello, "Critically Acclaimed Romantic Dramas from the 1980s."<p>You know that horrible, rug-pulled-out-from-under-you, life-spinning-out-of-control feeling when you've poured the wine and settled into the couch and opened the Netflix...and realized there's nothing you want to watch? It's all okay …

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The FBI's head of technology admitted that they imitate cell towers to catch suspects

Amy Hess, who heads up the agency's Operational Technology Division and the use of technology in investigations, made the admission in a profile published today by the Washington Post.<p>A zero-day is vulnerability in software that has yet to be exploited and the software's maker may not even be aware …

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Asus VivoStick Continues The Trend Of PCs On A Stick

Windows 10 in the palm of your hand<p>The Asus VivoStick is the latest HDMI dongle computer out of the Taiwanese computer maker. The VivoStick offers a Windows 10 machine in the same slim, tiny form factor as a USB drive, or Google's Chromecast. Like the latter product, it seeks to replace the need …

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