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Results 1 - 10 of about 2014:

Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
This Is What Tech's Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like   —  Shortly after Kathryn Tucker started Red Rover, an app that showcases local events for kids, she pitched the idea to an angel investor at a New York tech event.  But it didn't go over well.  When she finished her pitch, the investor said he didn't invest in women.
Jul 29, 2014, 4:20 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
With photo-based key-copying services like KeyMe, simply allowing others to view your keys poses a security problem   —  The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor's Home  —  When I broke into my neighbor's home earlier this week, I didn't use any cat burglar skills.  I don't know how to pick locks.
Jul 26, 2014, 5:15 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in the Clouds of Amazon and Others   —  Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing resources from innocent victims when there's …
Jul 24, 2014, 2:00 PMIn context
Gideon Lewis-Kraus / Wired:
Creator of autocorrect Dean Hachamovitch, and others at Microsoft, discuss its history and evolution   —  The Fasinatng ... Frustrating ... Fascinating History of Autocorrect  —  Invoke the word  —  autocorrect and most people will think immediately of its hiccups—the sort of hysterical …
Jul 23, 2014, 5:55 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
How Ladar Levison and a convicted hacker aim to encrypt emails, including to and from fields, with Dark Mail   —  A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying  —  The internet is littered with burgeoning email encryption schemes aimed at thwarting NSA spying.
Jul 20, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google reveals Project Zero, a security team to find and report serious flaws in any software   —  Meet ‘Project Zero,’ Google's Secret Team of Bug-Hunting Hackers  —  Hacking wunderkind George Hotz's latest gig: An intern on Google's elite hacking team.  Tribune Review, Andrew Russell/AP
Jul 15, 2014, 1:25 PMIn context
Daniela Hernandez / Wired:
Microsoft says its deep learning project “Adam” is faster than Google Brain in benchmark test   —  Microsoft Challenges Google's Artificial Brain With ‘Project Adam’  —  Microsoft's new artificial intelligence system, Project Adam, can identify images, including photos of a particular breed of dog.
Jul 14, 2014, 7:25 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Inside Dark Wallet: two crypto-anarchists' user-friendly system for anonymous Bitcoin transactions   —  Waiting for Dark: Inside Two Anarchists' Quest for Untraceable Money  —  Amir Taaki and  —  Cody Wilson are cruising north through Texas on Interstate 35 in the 4:30 am predawn darkness.
Jul 13, 2014, 9:45 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
A profile of ex-Googler Morgan Marquis-Boire, now director of security at First Look Media   —  The Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the World's Spy Agencies  —  During his last six years working as an elite security researcher for Google, the hacker known as Morgan Mayhem spent his nights …
Jul 9, 2014, 5:00 AMIn context
Marcus Wohlsen / Wired:
UberX now 20% cheaper in NYC, undercutting taxis, and operating at a loss to make itself too big to ban   —  Uber's Brilliant Strategy to Make Itself Too Big to Ban  —  The question of how Uber would spend its billion-dollar investment was never really much of a riddle.
Jul 9, 2014, 12:05 AMIn context

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Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.