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Cade Metz / Wired:
A look at Microsoft's Project Catapult, a multi-year effort to design FPGA chips in-house to power cloud services including Bing, Azure, Office 365, more   —  It was December 2012, and Doug Burger was standing in front of Steve Ballmer, trying to predict the future.
Sep 25, 2016, 11:30 PMIn context
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Developers behind Dark Sky app launch new free weather site with web-specific features like detailed microclimates, weather at different altitudes, more   —  If you use Dark Sky as their weather app of choice—or just happen to enjoy gloriously rendered maps of weather movement …
Sep 21, 2016, 8:55 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google's tech incubator and think tank, Jigsaw, will soon release Conversation AI, a set of tools that use machine learning to combat online trolls   —  Around midnight one Saturday in January, Sarah Jeong was on her couch, browsing Twitter, when she spontane­ously wrote what she now bitterly refers to as …
Sep 19, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Apple Pay on the web makes it much easier for websites to acquire new customers on mobile   —  Apple's not talking about it.  Tim Cook and company are too busy trumpeting a new iPhone that's pretty much like the old iPhone (except there's—gasp—no headphone jack!).
Sep 18, 2016, 6:00 PMIn context
Wired:
Changes to Rule 41 of Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to let FBI hack unspecified number of PCs with single warrant, starting Dec. 1, unless Congress blocks   —  Digital devices and software programs are complicated.  Behind the pointing and clicking on screen are thousands of processes and routines that make everything work.
Sep 14, 2016, 4:30 PMIn context
Davey Alba / Wired:
Google's Project Sand Hill tracks hot startups, helps with Android apps, Google services, more, and now serves about 130 startups including Lyft and Eventbrite   —  Google calls it Project Sand Hill.  —  Since 2012, Suman Prasad and his team have worked with various Silicon Valley venture capital firms …
Sep 12, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google's think tank Jigsaw develops program to dissuade aspiring ISIS recruits by redirecting them away from propaganda; 300K people averted in two-month pilot   —  Google has built a half-trillion-dollar business out of divining what people want based on a few words they type into a search field.
Sep 8, 2016, 6:20 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers find cryptographic keys shared by millions of Volkswagen vehicles can allow them to clone key fobs using cheap radio hardware   —  In 2013, when University of Birmingham computer scientist Flavio Garcia and a team of researchers were preparing to reveal a vulnerability that allowed …
Aug 11, 2016, 2:20 PMIn context
Davey Alba / Wired:
Snapchat removes “yellowface” anime lens after user backlash, four months after similar furor over Bob Marley “blackface” filter   —  Snapchat's at it again.  As first reported by The Verge and Mic, the ephemeral snapping app adored by millennials yesterday released …
Aug 10, 2016, 10:15 PMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Inside DARPA's first Cyber Grand Challenge, which pitted bot against bot to exploit security holes   —  Last night, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, seven autonomous bots proved that hacking isn't just for humans.  —  The Paris ballroom played host to the Darpa Cyber Grand Challenge …
Aug 6, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context

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