The NSA’s Tips to Keep Your Phone From Tracking You

The NSA’s Tips to Keep Your Phone From Tracking You

This week marked the first-ever online-only Black Hat and Defcon security conferences, both of which still produced impactful work despite going remote. But before you dive into everything that’s broken, start off with a tale of perseverance that starts with the private keys needed to recover $300,000 of bitcoin trapped in an old zip file.Dutch…

A Satellite Spots 11 New Emperor Penguin Colonies

A Satellite Spots 11 New Emperor Penguin Colonies

This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Satellite images have revealed 11 previously unknown emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica, boosting the number of known colonies of the imperilled birds by 20 percent.The discoveries were made by spotting the distinctive red-brown guano patches the birds leave on the ice.…

How to Use Nearby Share on Android

How to Use Nearby Share on Android

It has never been as easy to share photos, links, files, and more with others on Android nearby as it has been on iPhones. Apple users have AirDrop, which lets you seamlessly send almost anything to other Apple devices close by with just a few taps. But Google, the company that develops Android, is finally…

As Restaurants Move to the Cloud, Something Is Missing

As Restaurants Move to the Cloud, Something Is Missing

The startup Kitchen United calls itself the future of takeout and delivery, with stripped-down locations in Chicago; Austin; Pasadena, California; and Scottsdale, Arizona. It had hoped to open a shop in Berkeley, California. But CEO Jim Collins says city officials there wanted the company to create a more elaborate “front of house” setup akin to…

Hackers Flood Reddit With Pro-Trump Takeovers

Hackers Flood Reddit With Pro-Trump Takeovers

In what appears to be a massive coordinated strike against Reddit, hackers took over dozens of pages on Friday afternoon, using their access to plaster pro-Donald Trump imagery across subreddits with huge followings.Coming just over three weeks after hackers used access to high-profile Twitter accounts to tweet a bitcoin scam, the wave of Reddit compromises…

‘Ultima’ Fandom Is Still Going Strong

‘Ultima’ Fandom Is Still Going Strong

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. The Ultima videogame series has been around for decades. Photograph: AlamyOver the past five years, Kenneth Kully has recorded more than 100 episodes of Spam Spam Spam Humbug, a podcast devoted to the Ultima series of computer role-playing games. That might seem like a lot of time…