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Airlines Check Their Engines for the Flaw That Hit Southwest

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:53:43 +0000

Investigators says Flight 1380's engine showed signs of "metal fatigue," and now airlines are hoping to find similar problems before they cause another disaster.

The Security Risks of Login With Facebook

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:53:25 +0000

New research from Princeton University exposes vulnerabilities in the social network's universal login API.

Facebook’s 2017 Privacy Audit Didn’t Catch Cambridge Analytica

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:54:13 +0000

Audit by PwC came two years after Facebook learned that a university researcher gave personal data on millions of Facebook users to Cambridge Analytica.

Motorola Moto G6 and Moto E5: Price, Specs, Release Date

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:00:00 +0000

With the Moto G6 and E5, the king of budget phones has no plans to abdicate its throne in 2018.

Physics Explains Why Braves Fans Can’t Beat the Freeze

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:00:00 +0000

A spandex-clad superhero keeps beating Atlanta Braves fans...even when they have a huge head start.

Virtual Reality Takes a Political Turn in the Trump Era

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

From climate change to reforming white supremacists: At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, it's about the medium and the message.

The Clever Vine-Like Robot That Grows and Steers With Air

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Vinebot is part of the first generation of advanced “soft robots,” which promise to go where no traditional robot can tread—literally.

Biotech Gets Some Silicon Valley Shine at Illumina’s New Campus

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000

With tons of amenities, the DNA sequencing giant hopes to attract the Bay Area's top life science talent.

Minds Is the Anti-Facebook That Pays You For Your Time

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000

In the wake of privacy scandals, Facebook users are newly realizing their data makes the company rich. What if platforms paid them for their contributions?

Browser Standard WebAuthn Could Usher in a Password-Free Future

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:00:00 +0000

A new web browser standard may spell the end of passwords, but all the big websites will have to play along first.

How DNA Transfer Nearly Convicted an Innocent Man of Murder

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:00:00 +0000

We leave traces of our genetic material everywhere, even on things we’ve never touched. That got Lukis Anderson charged with a brutal crime he didn’t commit.

Airbus Is Making Beds for Economy Fliers—in the Cargo Hold

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Coming attractions for economy fliers could include actual lie-flat beds, just not in the cabin.

Can This Man Help Uber Recover From the Travis Kalanick Era?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi champions everything Uber once rejected: caution, discipline, and tact. Can he reform Silicon Valley's most audacious company?

Why Can't We Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:26:03 +0000

The only upside to Puerto Rico's island-wide blackout is that engineers and aid groups could rethink it from the ground up. They may have to.

Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:43:24 +0000

Critics say Facebook is using design tricks to win users' permission to collect personal data under new European rules.

How Southwest Pilots Could Have Landed Safely With a Blown Engine

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:03:00 +0000

One person died on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 after an engine failed and blew a hole in the cabin at 32,500 feet.

The OURSA Security Conference Calls Out Lack of Inclusion

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:21:58 +0000

The OURSA security conference offered a place for diverse voices in security, a counterpoint to the corporate hegemony of RSA.

The Return of 'MAD Magazine' and Its All-New Gang of Idiots

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:08:16 +0000

The new incarnation of the satire magazine will never be able to compete with the pace of the internet, but that's not the point.

Let's Use Star Wars to Explain the Concept of Angular Size

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:34:11 +0000

Could you actually see invading Star Destroyers from the surface of a planet?

Smartphone and Internet Addiction: The Definitive WIRED Guide

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:00:00 +0000

Everything you ever wanted to know about screen time, likes, and pull-to-refresh.