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Porsche Just Built a Brand-New Air-Cooled 911 Turbo S

Called Project Gold, the continuation 993 celebrates Porsche's 70th anniversary with 444 horsepower. But there's a catch.<p>Although considerable, 444 horsepower isn't a whole lot to crow about these days. Such a heaping helping of grunt can be found in automobiles as accessible as the Ford Mustang GT …

Communicating About Cybersecurity in Plain English

When cybersecurity professionals communicate with regular, non-technical people about IT and security, they often use language that virtually …

Shot by cops and forgotten

Police shoot far more people than anyone realized, a VICE News investigation reveals<p>An exclusive analysis of data from the 50 largest local police departments in the United States shows that police shoot Americans more than twice as often as previously known.<p>Police shootings aren’t just …

‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say

In 2013, scientists discovered a new way to precisely edit genes — technology called Crispr that raised all sorts of enticing possibilities. Scientists wondered if it might be used to fix hereditary diseases, for example, or to develop new crops.<p>One of the more intriguing ideas came from Kevin M. …

Genetics

The Doyenne of DNA Says: Just Chillax With Your Ex

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In 2007, Anne Wojcicki, then 33, lassoed the moon.<p>She was getting her new company, 23andMe, a mail-order genetics testing firm, off the ground with her “Party ’til you spit” celebrity get-togethers.<p>She married Sergey Brin, the cute co-founder of Google, also 33 and already …

Building a Defensible Cyberspace

It is commonly understood that cyberspace favors attackers over the defenders. A new report argues that flipping the offense-defence balance is …

The History of the Ampersand

These days everybody knows about the ampersand. It’s one of typography’s most unique and interesting characters.<p>Its rise to hipster fame has …

Pumping liquid metal at 1,400°C opens the door for better solar thermal systems

A ceramic pump can handle the heat; careful engineering prevents it from cracking.<p>Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford, and …

Why Big Business Is Racing to Build Blockchains

Even if the craze for Bitcoin and Ethereum abates, the power of the “blockchain” tech behind those currencies is very real. Here’s how businesses are …

Google “Titan” secure microcontroller

Hastily-written news/info on the firmware security/development communities, sorry for the typos.<p>Hastily-written news/info on the firmware …

Writing

Bitcoin Exchange Had Too Many Bitcoins

A few months ago we talked about a weird legal dispute over the Dole Food Co. buyout. Dole's chief executive officer, David Murdock, had taken it private for $13.50 a share in 2013, but shareholders thought it was worth more. So they sued, and won, and Murdock was ordered to pay shareholders an …

Bitcoin Cash

William Gibson Has a Theory About Our Cultural Obsession With Dystopias

<i>All week long, Vulture is exploring how dystopias have been imagined in popular culture.</i><p>Few authors have crafted more vividly realized future worlds …

A look back in IPO: Google, the profit machine

<i>We’re taking a look at the IPOs of tech’s biggest players, the firms that we call the Big 5. We started with Amazon. Next up on our list is Google, the search and advertising giant.</i><p>Google, now part of Alphabet, a holding company it created, went public in 2004. At the time, the firm frankly told …

AdWords

This tool lets you enter your location to see how much you’ll be impacted by next month’s once-in-a-century solar eclipse

The <i>Los Angeles Times</i> has put together a cool tool that allows you to enter your city and state to find out if you’ll be seeing a partial or full solar eclipse on August 21. <b>If you’re only going to see the partial eclipse the tool also tells you how many miles away you’ll be from the total eclipse</b>, …

Make this 1850 Spanish farmhouse your summer retreat for $3.3M

The top-to-bottom renovation is located in the medieval town of Pals in Catalonia<p>A top-to-bottom renovation of a traditional farmhouse has come on the market in Catalonia, and it’s pretty much the embodiment of luxurious European-countryside living.<p>Located in the medieval town of Pals in Spain’s …

Living Rooms

The Tech That Our Security Experts Use to Be Digitally Secure

<i>How do New York Times staff members use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Bill McKinley, executive director of information security, and Runa Sandvik, director of information security, discuss the technology they are using.</i><p><b>What are your biggest concerns about security of The</b> …

The Hackers Russia-Proofing Germany’s Elections

The hack began as trash talk. Germany’s voting computers were so vulnerable to tampering that they could be reprogrammed to play chess, the hackers …

Watch Out: You’re in Ai Weiwei’s Surveillance Zone

With “Hansel & Gretel,” the Park Avenue Armory once again aims ambitiously, and at great expense, for participatory public art but settles instead for public entertainment. In this latest attempt, the subject is surveillance. Your every move is eerily recorded from above by a grid of cameras, which …

Inside a Moneymaking Machine Like No Other

<b>Sixty miles east</b> of Wall Street, a spit of land shaped like a whale’s tail separates Long Island Sound and Conscience Bay. The mansions here, with …

In the Bars of Berlin, Both the Drinks and Design Are Bracing

Within one minute of being seated at Buck and Breck, a cocktail bar in Berlin, I was asked if I wanted an ashtray. It was a shocking offer for a resident of smoking-ban New York. Ashtray? Smoking? I had looked around. Yes, smokers were there, smokers with personal ashtrays.<p>Indeed, during a recent …

World's best Go player flummoxed by Google’s ‘godlike’ AlphaGo AI

Ke Jie, who once boasted he would never be beaten by a computer at the ancient Chinese game, said he had ‘horrible experience’<p>A Google algorithm has narrowly beaten the world’s best player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers say is a …

Artificial Intelligence

Applying Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Our Early Results

When did you last visit your primary care physician? During your appointment, the doctor placed a stethoscope over your chest, listening for whispers …

Account Suspended

Cybersecurity for the People: How to Keep Your Chats Truly Private With Signal

Whether your private conversations are personal, professional, or political, what you say or type into your phone may be of interest to snooping …

The long life of a quick ‘fix’

Certificate Transparency requirement delayed (Bulletproof TLS Newsletter Issue #27)

Bulletproof TLS Newsletter is a free periodic newsletter bringing you commentary and news surrounding SSL/TLS and Internet PKI, designed to keep you …

Information Security

MIT’s giant mobile 3D printer can build a building in 14 hours, and some day it may be headed to Mars

At first glance, the Digital Construction Platform looks as awkward as its name. A nozzle is attached to the end of a pair of robotic arms atop a rover-like vehicle outfitted with tank treads. Then there’s a flatbed trailer attached to the back, with two big metal tanks strapped to its top. The …