Daily Archives: April 11, 2019

Final Results of NASA Twins Study Show How Scott Kelly Changed After a Year in Space

https://gizmodo.com/final-results-of-nasa-twins-study-show-how-scott-kelly-1833955282 Astronaut Scott Kelly taking a cognitive test during his one-year-long mission on board the International Space Station Photo: NASA Last year, various media outlets fumbled their reporting of genuinely interesting research from NASA, one that hoped to start figuring … Continue reading

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Why Is the First-Ever Black Hole Photo an Orange Ring?

https://www.space.com/why-black-hole-image-orange.html Orange you glad you’ve just seen the first-ever image of a black hole? Today (April 10), a global collaboration of more than 200 astronomers presented the first image of a directly-observed black hole. The picture of a glowing orange-yellow … Continue reading

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Google Will Now Let You Use Your Android Phone as a Physical Security Key

https://gizmodo.com/google-will-now-let-you-use-your-android-phone-as-a-phy-1833949169 By now you should know that two-factor authentication is a vital and necessary component of good security hygiene. That said, the most common ways of getting 2FA codes usually involve text messages or authenticator apps, which aren’t always hacker-proof. … Continue reading

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Nearly 70 percent of hotel websites leak personal data, Symantec study finds

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/10/nearly-70-percent-of-hotel-websites-leak-personal-data-symantec/ A security flaw may be hiding in that confirmation email you get after booking a hotel room. A Symantec study of more than 1,500 hotels found that 67 percent of them were unwittingly leaking guests’ personal information. The hotels … Continue reading

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Virgin Orbit will launch satellites from Guam

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/11/virgin-orbit-launch-site-guam/ Virgin Orbit has added one more location to its growing list of launch sites: Guam. The US island territory’s close proximity to the equator and its remote location make it an ideal addition to the program. It can serve … Continue reading

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Amazon admits that employees review “small sample” of Alexa audio

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1489431 0 with 0 posters participating Most of the time, when you talk to an Amazon Echo device, only Amazon’s voice-recognition software is listening. But sometimes, Bloomberg reports, a copy of the audio is sent to a human reviewer at … Continue reading

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