Day: November 5, 2018

At the Breakthrough Prize, scientists and celebrities rub elbows – CNET

At the “Oscars of Science,” attendees ranged from Mark Zuckerberg to Marissa Mayer, and from Rachel McAdams to Orlando Bloom. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Has Enlisted NASA To Help it Prove Quantum Supremacy Within Months

Google wants NASA to help it prove quantum supremacy within a matter of months, MIT Technology Review reported Monday, citing the Space Act Agreement. From the report: Quantum supremacy is the idea, so far undemonstrated, that a sufficiently powerful quantum computer will be able to complete certain mathematical calculations that classical supercomputers cannot. Proving it…

Online Radio Stations at Risk from Icecast Flaw

A buffer overflow bug could silence online stations. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Solid state of fear: Euro boffins bust open SSD, Bitlocker encryption (it’s really, really dumb)

Security experts frantically facepalming at stupid design Fundamental flaws in the encryption system used by popular solid-state drives (SSDs) can be exploited by miscreants to easily decrypt data, once they’ve got their hands on the equipment.… …read more Source:: Register

Breathing Underwater Using Wind Power

As hackers, our goal is to reuse something in a way in which it was not intended and [Rulof Maker] is a master at this. From his idyllic seaside location in Italy, he frequently comes up with brilliant underwater hacks made of, well, junk. This time he’s come up with a wind-powered pump to move…

Facebook pulls Trump immigration ad criticized as racist – CNET

Social network says the ad violated its rules against “sensational content.” …read more Source:: CNet

NASA likens Mars InSight lander parking spot to kale salad – CNET

Don’t judge a Mars mission by its landscape. …read more Source:: CNet

Researchers in Japan made a remote-controlled dog using a special vest – CNET

Good dog. …read more Source:: CNet

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Our holiday gift guide is complete. And what do you want for yourself? CNET’s giving five lucky winners the gift of their choice valued up to $250! …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook pulls controversial Trump anti-immigration ad – CNET

Social network says ad violated its rules against “sensational content.” …read more Source:: CNet