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Hurricane Ian Blows Back NASA’s Artemis Launch

NASA’s team leading the Artemis program of lunar missions really wants to get on with their inaugural spaceflight—which was slated for tomorrow morning. But with a strengthening Hurricane Ian barreling toward the Florida launchpad, it’s time to move the massive Space Launch System rocket to safety. The space agency will roll the rocket back to …

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A Sprawling Bot Network Used Fake Porn to Fool Facebook

In November 2021, Tord Lundström, the technical director at Swedish digital forensics nonprofit Qurium Media, noticed something strange. A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack was targeting Bulatlat, an alternative Phillippine media outlet hosted by the nonprofit. And it was coming from Facebook users. Lundström and his team found that the attack was just …

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Hybrid cloud wins rely on data protection

This embrace of hybrid cloud is happening industry wide at an impressive clip, according to Veeam vice president of enterprise strategy Dave Russell. “In recent years, the pandemic and resulting macroeconomic activities made organizations rethink operational strategy and move faster to the hybrid cloud,” he says. Market statistics agree: Mordor Intelligence predicts the market for …

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12 Best Amazon Echo and Alexa Speakers (2022): Earbuds, Soundbars, Displays

Amazon’s family of Alexa-enabled devices keeps growing. From the spherical Echo to the swiveling Echo Show 10, you can get Alexa into your home in many ways. These devices can answer your questions, help you order essentials, set timers, play all sorts of audio content, and even function as the control hub for your growing …

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4 Best VPN Services (2022): For Routers, PC, iPhone, Android, and More

In my testing over the years, Surfshark has consistently had some of the best speeds of any VPN I’ve used. Yes, it is slower than not using a VPN, but I have never had any problem streaming HD content through Surfshark. It’s fast enough that in most cases you won’t notice any speed degradation at …

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The Download: dual-driving AI, and Russia’s Telegram propaganda

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. This startup’s AI is smart enough to drive different types of vehicles The news: Wayve, a driverless-car startup based in London, has made a machine-learning model that can drive two different …

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Vitalik Buterin on What’s Next for Ethereum After the Merge

GL: You’ve written a lot about governance, and I’m interested in the potential uses of blockchains for governments and societies. What is the potential of using decentralized systems like Ethereum for running decisionmaking on social issues, and not necessarily crypto-related issues? I think blockchains can be a good technical infrastructure for running a lot of …

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