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Vince Beiser / Wired:
A look at Spruce Pine, NC, the obscure Appalachian source of the world's purest natural quartz used in manufacturing silicon for computer chips   —  FRESH FROM CHURCH on a cool, overcast Sunday morning in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Alex Glover slides onto the plastic bench of a McDonald's booth.
Aug 11, 2018, 2:05 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researchers find bugs in some mobile card readers from Square, SumUp, iZettle, and PayPal that allow manipulation or remote control via Bluetooth or mobile apps   —  THE TINY, PORTABLE credit card readers you use to pay at farmer's markets, bake sales, and smoothie shops are convenient for consumers and merchants alike.
Aug 10, 2018, 9:30 PMIn context
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Kryptowire research: apps and firmware tweaks that Asus, LG, Essential, and ZTE add to Android phones sold in US come with serious vulnerabilities   —  SECURITY MELTDOWNS ON your smartphone are often self-inflicted: You clicked the wrong link, or installed the wrong app.
Aug 10, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Macs can be remotely hacked when connecting to Wi-Fi for first time; issue fixed in macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, but machines with older OSes remain vulnerable   —  APPLE'S SUPPLY CHAIN is one of the most closely monitored and analyzed in the world, both because of the control the company exerts and keen interest from third parties.
Aug 10, 2018, 2:35 AMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Interview with Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz as its AR headset launches, on the company's over-hyped marketing, developing for the headset, and more   —  Over the past few years, onetime supporters have grown skeptical of Magic Leap's mythical augmented-reality product.
Aug 8, 2018, 1:05 PMIn context
Victoria Law / Wired:
How Securus' JPay makes millions via monopoly granted by prisons to charge inmates and their family and friends exorbitant per-message fees for email services   —  For companies like JPay, the business model is simple: Whatever it costs to send a message, prisoners and their families will find a way to pay it.
Aug 4, 2018, 11:35 PMIn context
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Despite claiming openness, tech companies seek to patent AI tech; one study finds filings mentioning “machine learning” grew from 145 in 2010 to 594 in 2016   —  AT GOOGLE'S CLOUD computing conference in San Francisco last week, CEO Sundar Pichai mused on his company's commitment to openness, and artificial intelligence.
Aug 1, 2018, 9:35 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Profile of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project, which has 120+ volunteers rewriting articles on conspiracy theories and unscientific health info   —  SUSAN GERBIC SPENT her career photographing babies at a department store in Salinas, California, just 100 miles south of San Francisco.
Jul 27, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Klint Finley / Wired:
A look at how retailers and consumer brands use bots to scrape prices and other information from rivals' websites, amid efforts to detect and block them   —  COMPANIES ARE WAGING an invisible data war online.  And your phone might be an unwitting soldier.  —  Retailers from Amazon and Walmart …
Jul 24, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Facebook plans to launch Athena, likely a constellation of small internet-delivering satellites, starting in 2019, after downgrading a drone project last month   —  FIBER OPTIC CABLES are the gold standard of a good internet connection, but laying them can be expensive, and in some parts of the world, a physically daunting task.
Jul 20, 2018, 8:00 PMIn context

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