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Supercomputers Are Driving a Revolution in Hurricane Forecasting
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Supercomputers Are Driving a Revolution in Hurricane Forecasting

A dramatic increase in computing power helps explain the dramatic increase in hurricane forecast accuracy over the past 20 years.

Amazon Blocks Domain Fronting, Threatens to Shut Down Signal's Account
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Amazon Blocks Domain Fronting, Threatens to Shut Down Signal's Account

Last week, Amazon announced a change to an Amazon Web Service designed specifically to end the use of domain fronting—the exploitation of a content delivery network's...

Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future
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Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future

With all the controversy, scrutiny, and international regulation randomized video game loot boxes are facing these days, you might think the practice of charging...

Army Researchers Find the Best Cyber Teams Are Antisocial Cyber Teams
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Army Researchers Find the Best Cyber Teams Are Antisocial Cyber Teams

Army researchers have discovered what experienced information security teams already know: actual human interaction isn't a key to success when you already know...

What the Latest Strike on Syria Succeeded At (and What It Didn't)
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What the Latest Strike on Syria Succeeded At (and What It Didn't)

On April 13, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom launched the largest barrage of cruise missiles since the opening of the Gulf War.

What Lies Beneath: The Things Facebook Knows Go Beyond User Data
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What Lies Beneath: The Things Facebook Knows Go Beyond User Data

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations regarding the exposure of profile data for millions of users, Facebook is now facing an investigation into its...

Non-Lethal Weapon: DOD Seeks to Use Lasers to Create Shouting Will-O-the-Wisp
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Non-Lethal Weapon: DOD Seeks to Use Lasers to Create Shouting Will-O-the-Wisp

The Department of Defense's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Development Program (JNLWD) is closing in on a directed energy weapon that can literally tell people to go...

Developers Love Trendy New Languages but Earn More with Functional Programming
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Developers Love Trendy New Languages but Earn More with Functional Programming

Developer Q&A site Stack Overflow performs an annual survey to find out more about the programmer community, and the latest set of results has just been published...

World War II Carrier 'Lady Lex' Found 2 Miles Under Sea by Allen Expedition
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World War II Carrier 'Lady Lex' Found 2 Miles Under Sea by Allen Expedition

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has put his money into many passion pursuits. Underwater archaeology—specifically, finding ships sunk during World War...

Twitter 'Bot' Purge Causes Outcry from Trollerati as Follower Counts Fall
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Twitter 'Bot' Purge Causes Outcry from Trollerati as Follower Counts Fall

A number of "alt-right," pro-Trump, and self-described conservative social media personalities awoke this morning to find that they had a lot fewer followers on...

German Navy Experiences 'lcs Syndrome' in Spades as New Frigate Fails Sea Trials
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German Navy Experiences 'lcs Syndrome' in Spades as New Frigate Fails Sea Trials

The German Navy has a lot of problems right now.

Microsoft's 'ink to Code' Turns Drawings Into User Interfaces
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Microsoft's 'ink to Code' Turns Drawings Into User Interfaces

Sketching out rough ideas—traditionally on the back of a napkin in the US, backs of envelopes being preferred in the UK—is a common and important part of the design...

License Expired: The Ars Technica 2018 Deathwatch
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License Expired: The Ars Technica 2018 Deathwatch

Wow, that 2017, though. Quite a year. Let's grab a Juicero and take a moment to reflect on the utter dumpster fires that we've witnessed over the past 12 months...

Stealth Turns 40: Looking Back at the First Flight of Have Blue
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Stealth Turns 40: Looking Back at the First Flight of Have Blue

On December 1, 1977, a truly strange bird took flight for the first time in the skies over a desolate corner of Nevada.

Microsoft's Q# Quantum Programming Language Out Now in Preview
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Microsoft's Q# Quantum Programming Language Out Now in Preview

Microsoft launched a preview version of a new programming language for quantum computing called Q#. The industry giant also launched a quantum simulator that developers...

Bitcoin's Insane Energy Consumption, Explained
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Bitcoin's Insane Energy Consumption, Explained

The skyrocketing value of Bitcoin is leading to soaring energy consumption. According to one widely cited website that tracks the subject, the Bitcoin network is...

Australian Man Uses Snack Bags as Faraday Cage to Block Tracking By Employer
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Australian Man Uses Snack Bags as Faraday Cage to Block Tracking By Employer

A 60-year-old electrician in Perth, Western Australia had his termination upheld by a labor grievance commission when it was determined he had been abusing his...

Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans For Pwns
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Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans For Pwns

Asking the crowd for help in fixing security problems is going mainstream.

Members of Congress Want You to Hack the US Election Voting System
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Members of Congress Want You to Hack the US Election Voting System

This summer, DefCon's "Voting Machine Hacking Village" turned up a host of US election vulnerabilities (PDF). Now, imagine a more mainstream national hacking event...

Tim Cook Says the Tech 'doesn't Exist' For Quality Ar Glasses Yet
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Tim Cook Says the Tech 'doesn't Exist' For Quality Ar Glasses Yet

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes augmented reality's rise will be as "dramatic" as that of the App Store, but he doesn't believe AR glasses or similar wearables arewith...
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