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Come on, You Know You Want a Chair Made Out of a 737 Engine

Wired - Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:56pm
Meet Fallen Furniture, a design outfit run by two brothers in Bath, in the U.K. The post Come on, You Know You Want a Chair Made Out of a 737 Engine appeared first on WIRED.
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Don’t Put a Crane Outside a Physicist’s Window if You Don’t Want Some Math

Wired - Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:45pm
With construction next door, I keep seeing physics examples. Here I calculate the torque and forces on a large crane. The post Don't Put a Crane Outside a Physicist's Window if You Don't Want Some Math appeared first on WIRED.
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GCHQ Has Disclosed Over 20 Vulnerabilities This Year

Slashdot - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:30pm
Joseph Cox, reporting for Motherboard: Earlier this week, it emerged that a section of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the UK's signal intelligence agency, had disclosed a serious vulnerability in Firefox to Mozilla. Now, GCHQ has said it helped fix nearly two dozen individual vulnerabilities in the past few months, including in highly popular pieces of software like iOS. "So far in 2016 GCHQ/CESG has disclosed more than 20 vulnerabilities across a number of software products," a GCHQ spokesperson told Motherboard in an email. CESG, or the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, is the information security wing of GCHQ. Those issues include a kernel vulnerability in OS X El Captain v10.11.4, the latest version, that would allow arbitrary code execution, and two in iOS 9.3, one of which would have done largely the same thing, and the other could have let an application launch a denial of service attack.

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The 9 Best New Titles Coming to Netflix This Month

Wired - Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 1:07pm
May is an important month for the streaming service: Netflix Originals are about to outnumber standout arrivals of other shows and movies. The post The 9 Best New Titles Coming to Netflix This Month appeared first on WIRED.
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Leica’s New Digital Rangefinder Has No LCD Screen, Still Costs $6K

Wired - Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:00am
No screen, no menu system, no video, and no JPEGs: For a mere $6,000, the Leica M-D is a high-end throwback. The post Leica's New Digital Rangefinder Has No LCD Screen, Still Costs $6K appeared first on WIRED.
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