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Move Over, China: U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

The United States just won bragging rights in the race to build the world’s speediest supercomputer.<p>For five years, China had the world’s fastest computer, a symbolic achievement for a country trying to show that it is a tech powerhouse. But the United States retook the lead thanks to a machine, …

Artificial Intelligence

Larry Page's Flying Car Project Suddenly Seems Rather Real

For all the talk of flying cars, you might be surprised to find yourself stuck as ever on the ground, commuting to work and trundling to the grocery …

BlackBerry's new phone is one for the privacy conscious

The launch of a new BlackBerry handset is not so much the chance to show off new bells and whistles as an opportunity to remind the world why the brand was once such a dominant force.<p>So the new KEY2, launched in New York on Thursday, is notable for its physical qwerty keyboard, stand-out battery …

In the shadow of Uber's rise, taxi driver suicides leave cabbies shaken

U.S. news<p>Take it from veteran Chicago cabby Nnamdi Uwazie: The shock waves from the recent suicides of five New York City taxi and livery drivers are being felt in the Windy City as well.<p>So is the desperation that drove a struggling limo driver to kill himself with a shotgun outside City Hall in …

Transportation

The most valuable vinyl records on Earth

As more and more listeners embrace the vinyl resurgence, vinyl fans around the world are increasingly on the hunt for the coolest wax to spin on …

Vinyl Records

Latest 'Star Citizen' ship pack costs as much as a car

Just how committed are you to the perpetually unfinished <i>Star Citizen</i>? Committed enough that you'd be willing to take out a loan? If so, you're in luck. Cloud Imperium has introduced a Legatus Pack that gives you 117 ships and 163 extras for $27,000 -- you need to have spent over $1,000 on game …

Customer Service

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

Picture of Single Trapped Atom Wins UK Science Photography Prize

Zoom in close on the center of the picture above, and you can spot something you perhaps never thought you’d be able to see: a single atom. Here is a …

Country Music Has Found Its Weinstein Scandal. So Why Hasn’t There Been A Reckoning?

Three more people have accused country music publicist Kirt Webster of sexually harassing employees, putting the number of people who have spoken out at over two dozen. But saying #MeToo has changed little for victims in Nashville.<p><b>It had been</b> seven weeks since Austin Rick started telling his story, …

A Chinese satellite just used quantum cryptography to make an unhackable video call between Beijing and Vienna

The feat marks another milestone for the satellite, officially called Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QESS)<p>The Chinese “Micius” satellite has …

Quantum Computing

Where was Mike Pence during the State of the Union?

By Alexandra Petri<p>Columnist<p>Where does Mike Pence go during these speeches? He is always somewhere, just barely making it back in time to rise and clap. But where, specifically, does he go?<p>Mike Pence stands on top of a wedding cake under a plastic trellis covered in fondant roses. Acres of white …

Mike Pence

Actually The Lamborghini Urus Is Freaking Awesome

We’ve been hearing about the impending arrival of the Lamborghini Urus SUV for months and like many of you, my gut reaction was: “But why?” Now I’ve …

Lamborghini

The incredible true story of when WWI stopped for enemy armies to celebrate Christmas together

World War I is, for good reason, remembered as one of the worst wars fought in human history.<p>Millions of soldiers and civilians died in a conflict that changed the way war was waged and set the stage for the rest of the 20th century.<p>But for one night and one day, some units in the warring parties — …

World History

Aston Martin just replaced the most successful model in company history with a car straight out of a Bond movie

After more than a decade of faithful service, the venerable Vantage sports car is set to be retired by Aston Martin.<p>To replace the most successful model in company history is no small feat — but Aston Martin has done that by unveiling its next-generation Vantage on Tuesday.<p>"I'm enormously excited …

Aston Martin Vantage

Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs

After 19 minutes of dueling, with four bidders on the telephone and one in the room, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sold on Wednesday night for $450.3 million with fees, shattering the high for any work of art sold at auction. It far surpassed Picasso’s “Women of Algiers,” which fetched …

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American …

Security

Israel hacked Kaspersky, then tipped the NSA that its tools had been breached

By Ellen Nakashima<p>, Reporter<p>In 2015, Israeli government hackers saw something suspicious in the computers of a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm: hacking tools that could only have come from the National Security Agency.<p>Israel notified the NSA, where alarmed officials immediately began a hunt for the …

Cybersecurity

The NSA needs to stop hacking

Since August 2016, the National Security Agency has suffered a continual stream of devastating failures. Their internal hacking group, known as …

The NSA: Still F*cking Up

The deepest of the deep state managed to get itself hacked.<p>We spend billions of dollars, many of them untold, on our intelligence services every year. We spend so much money that we justify it by making the people who work in those services heroes by acclamation because, if they’re just ordinary …

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What to Do Throughout the Day to Keep Sitting From "Killing" You

We’ve all heard the bad news that sitting will kill you. That might be a slight exaggeration, and hey, we’re all going to die someday, after all. But …

No, Your Incognito Browser Isn’t Actually Private. Here's How to Safely Surf the Internet

Because investing in your online privacy has never been more critical.<p>With data breaches like the Equifax hack becoming more common, investing in …

Yes, sitting too long can kill you, even if you exercise

Take a movement break every 30 minutes, say experts. No matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor …

Get up at least once every 30 minutes. Failure to do so may shorten your life, study finds

You can spend a lot of accumulated time on your bottom in the course of a day. Or you can sit for lengthy spells without a break.<p>Both, it turns out, are very bad for you.<p>Whether you're a heavy sitter or a binge-sitter, racking up prolonged sedentary time increases your risk of early death, …

What If Digital Had Never Happened?

Digital audio forever disrupted the way music is recorded, mixed, and mastered—and, to even greater extents, how music is distributed, sold, played, …

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Aloe vera is a pretty magical little plant, and its medicinal properties are well known for treating minor cuts and burns. But there's another …

Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2016. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

Google's 'DeepMind' AI platform can now learn without human input

DeepMind is now capable of teaching itself based on information it already possesses.<p>In a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, Alphabet’s hybrid system — called a Differential Neural Computer (DNC) — uses the existing data storage capacity of conventional computers while pairing it …