Cord-Cutting Still Doesn't Beat the Cable Bundle

I’d like to cut the cord. It sounds fun! I picture myself wielding cartoonishly large gardening shears, poised to sever the nearest coaxial cable. I rejoice in the thought of my newfound freedom, of sending my Charter Spectrum account to that great big cancellation form in the sky. And then, …

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Guntherwerks Revamps Porsche 993s for Just $525,000

When the artisans stepped into the Sistine Chapel with brushes in hand in the early 1980s, onlookers fretted that despite a meticulously planned, desperately needed effort to restore the color and verve of Michelangelo’s frescoes, they would ruin one of the world’s great cultural treasures. So it goes with beloved …

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Bacteria May Rig Their DNA to Speed Up Evolution

In 1944, a Columbia University doctoral student in genetics named Evelyn Witkin made a fortuitous mistake. During her first experiment in a laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor, in New York, she accidentally irradiated millions of E. coli with a lethal dose of ultraviolet light. When she returned the following day …

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Trump Administration Elevates US Cyber Command

Between Russian meddling in multiple democratic elections, massive Chinese data exfiltration from troves like the US Office of Personnel Management, and out-of-control ransomware spreading from North Korea, nation-state cyber-aggression has become markedly more prominent in recent years. That escalation provides the backdrop for a new Trump administration directive to elevate …

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Yes, Expose the Neo-Nazis. Then Recruit Them Back to Humanity

Last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia, showed the ugliest face of white nationalism in the United States. That racism is a problem—in both its structural and personal forms—shouldn’t surprise anyone. But even if you knew that virulent hate groups existed, they’re fringe enough that most Americans have never spoken to …

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Charlottesville, HBO Hacks, and More Security News This Week

The terrible events of Charlottesville, VA, last weekend caused several parties to reevaluate. The so-called alt-right attempted to disown the rally online despite promoting it heavily in advance. Tech companies finally used some of the tools at their disposal to tamp down white supremacy. Historically neutral internet services company Cloudflare …

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