Carnegie Mellon team wins AI security battle royale

Last night, DARPA’s long-planned Cyber Grand Challenge came to a dramatic finish in a 10-hour battle royale at Defcon, pitting seven automated security systems against each other to see which could find, exploit, and patch software vulnerabilities most effectively. The CMU-based ForAllSecure team emerged as the winner, finishing the 95-round …

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The gold OnePlus 3 is a very pretty phone

The OnePlus 3 has been one of the standout smartphones in a year full of great options. It has great build quality, fast performance, and a good camera in a package that costs little more than half of what you’d pay for a high-end Android phone. Last week, the company …

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First Click: How old is your computer?

Yesterday my colleague Sam Byford beefed about Apple’s habit of selling outdated laptops and desktops, some of which haven’t had spec bumps in years despite the availability of faster components like CPUs and GPUs. That got me to wondering: how old is your primary laptop or desktop computer? There was a …

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Microsoft says it has two big Windows 10 updates planned for 2017

Microsoft only started rolling out Windows 10’s Anniversary Update this week, but it’s already discussing future updates for the operating system. A new blog post detailing update changes for IT professionals sheds some light on Microsoft’s plans for Windows 10. “This will be our last feature update for 2016, with two additional …

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