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Really stupid smart contract bug let hackers steal $31 million in digital coin

Company says it has contacted the hacker in an attempt to recover the funds. Good luck.

2 Dec 2021 5:11 am
Twitchs ban evasion flag is a bigger anti-hate tactic than you might think

Livestreaming platform draws rare line in the moderation sand.

2 Dec 2021 4:12 am
Reddit adds real-time conversation features, live upvote counts, and more

Users will be able to see vote counts and comments change on the fly.

2 Dec 2021 3:55 am
Report reveals which sealed NES games are the rarest of the rare

Wata Games population report includes some seemingly one-of-a-kind variants.

2 Dec 2021 3:35 am
Omicron found in USplus 23 other countries in 5 of 6 global regions

If we can't defeat delta, we don't stand a chance against omicron, WHO warns.

2 Dec 2021 1:13 am
New trailer for The Matrix Resurrections is heavy on the dj vu

There's not much in the way of new footage, but trailer has fun playing with parallels.

2 Dec 2021 12:25 am
Prosecution gets Elizabeth Holmes to admit she was in control of Theranos

Holmes confronted with uncomfortable evidence as prosecution dissects defense.

2 Dec 2021 12:03 am
Judge blocks Biden vaccine rule, citing liberty interests of the unvaccinated

Republican AGs win order blocking vaccine mandate for Medicare/Medicaid providers.

1 Dec 2021 11:36 pm
Todays best deals: Google Chromecast, top noise-canceling headphones, and more

Dealmaster includes several deals from Cyber Monday that are still going.

1 Dec 2021 10:28 pm
Chrome OS update turns Chromebooks into scanners

Chrome OS 96 boosts Chromebook cameras' capabilities.

1 Dec 2021 10:01 pm
Heres why Elon Musk asked his SpaceX employees to work Thanksgiving

A fully operational Starship solves many of SpaceX's problems.

1 Dec 2021 9:47 pm
Thousands of AT&T customers in the US infected by new data-stealing malware

Malware exploits 2017 vulnerability in a widely used network edge device.

1 Dec 2021 6:54 pm
Stare into the abyss of a swirling black hole with this LED monolith installation

The universal laws of flow and a recurring dream inspired Jesse Woolston's latest work.

1 Dec 2021 5:47 am
Microsoft shareholders back protest vote over sexual harassment claims

Company called on to reveal more about handling of claims in wake of pervasive cases.

1 Dec 2021 5:09 am
Womp, womp: Efficacy of Mercks Thor-inspired COVID pill crumbles, vexing experts

FDA advisors voted 13-to-10 in favor of authorization given risks and modest benefits.

1 Dec 2021 5:02 am
The 2022 Porsche Taycan GTS first drive

The $131,400 GTS sits between the Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S.

1 Dec 2021 4:31 am
Asteroid-sample return turns up water on its rocks surface

A cubic meter of asteroid dust may have as much as 20 liters of water.

1 Dec 2021 3:55 am
Labor board orders a do-over in Amazon warehouse union election

Initial union election failed by a wide margin earlier this year.

30 Nov 2021 11:17 pm
Users revolt as Microsoft bolts a short-term financing app onto Edge

This all feels extremely unnecessary for a browsing experience, one user says.

30 Nov 2021 11:06 pm
Sonos app leaks unannounced miniature subwoofer

Reference to a smaller, cylindrical subwoofer spotted by Reddit user.

30 Nov 2021 10:08 pm
Why the [expletive] cant we travel back in time?

If the inability to time travel were a fundamental part of our Universe, youd expect equally fundamental physics behind that rule.

30 Nov 2021 6:00 pm
Interesting research, but no, we dont have living, reproducing robots

Don't believe the hypethis isn't reproduction or replication.

30 Nov 2021 6:05 am
US preps vaccine contingencies amid panic over poorly understood omicron

Vaccines offer at least some protection against omicron, Biden believes.

30 Nov 2021 5:30 am
Nissan announces halfhearted EV strategy after fumbling its lead

New playbook appears ripped from 2010, relies heavily on series hybrids.

30 Nov 2021 4:17 am
Apple is exploring reverse and true wireless charging technology

Apple might leave inductive wireless charging pads behind for something better.

30 Nov 2021 3:56 am
Ocarina of Time has been fully decompiled into human-readable code

Unspooled C code could eventually lead to PC ports, new mods, and more.

30 Nov 2021 3:44 am
Two months in, Windows 11 is still a work in progress

Features have been added and bugs have been fixed, but things are still missing.

30 Nov 2021 1:59 am
Big Tech firms should pay ISPs to upgrade networks, telcos in Europe claim

Over a dozen ISPs complain their networks are monetized by Big Tech platforms.

30 Nov 2021 1:41 am
Here are the best Cyber Monday deals were seeing for less than $60

Including 4K streamers, board games, Fire HD tablets, microSD cards, and more.

30 Nov 2021 1:10 am
James Webb Space Telescope cleared for late December launch

Webb will launch on a European-built Ariane 5 rocket no earlier than Dec. 22.

29 Nov 2021 8:15 pm
UK farmer went for a walk, stumbled on remains of rare Roman mosaic and villa

The mosaic depicts part of the story of the Greek hero Achilles from Homer's Iliad .

29 Nov 2021 7:13 pm