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This week, a US District judge reduced the $7.4 million award (PDF) that a jury granted to Marvin Gaye's family in March to $5.3 million. The Gaye family had accused pop stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, as well as rapper T.I., of copyright infringement with their 2013 song “Blurred Lines,” which the Gaye family said sounded too much like Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit “Got to Give it Up.” The jury's March verdict awarded $4 million to the Gaye family in damages as well as a calculation of the profits that Williams and Thicke made from the song—the jury decided that this amounted to $1,610,455.31 from Williams and $1,768,191.88 from Thicke. This week, Judge Kronstadt ruled that Williams' share of the damages was unfair, however, because Williams' share of the producer royalties from “Blurred Lines” was only $860,333 (though Williams cleared upward of $4.2 million in publishing revenue from the song). “This award was excessive,” the judge wrote. “It reflects a profits-to-damages ratio of 187 percent, which is approximately 4.7 times greater than the 40 percent ratio that was used in the calculation of damages as to Thicke’s profits.” Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Self-driving cars are coming. Tech companies like Google and Nvidia, tier-one auto parts suppliers like Delphi, and OEMs like Audi, Tesla, and Volvo are all hard at work turning our automobiles into robots. The possibilities for reducing congestion and air pollution while increasing safety on the roads are tantalizing, but do people actually want their cars to drive themselves? That's the question that Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak at the University of Michigan wanted answered. As it turns out, a plurality of drivers is happy being in control of their vehicles, and only 15 percent want to be chauffeured around like Arnold in Total Recall. The self-driving car isn't an all-or-nothing proposition. There are already cars on the road that are capable of semi-autonomous driving on the freeway (adaptive cruise control systems combined with lane-centering), and it will be many years before a car is able to handle a busy downtown interchange in Mumbai or Manhattan. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) actually lays out five levels of autonomous automobile. It starts with level zero, where the driver is in complete control, with no aids. Cars with automated safety functions like dynamic brake assist or lane-centering steering are deemed level one if those systems work independently of each other. Combining at least two safety systems gives us level two (so adaptive cruise control and lane-centering, for example). Level three automation combines all these safety features, allowing a driver to cede complete control to the car, with what NHTSA describes as "a sufficiently comfortable transition time" allowed before returning to manual control. Finally, level four is fully autonomous, i.e. the car drives itself throughout the entire journey, with the occupants as just passengers. Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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iFixit has just completed the sixth-generation iPod Touch's new gadget introduction cycle by tearing it apart to see what's inside. By and large, the new iPod is pretty similar to the old one. Apple has changed essentially nothing about the outside of the device, so the way the components all fit together is mostly the same. The one notable change is related to the way the battery is secured in the case: "peel-out adhesive tabs" replace the more persistent adhesive from the fifth-generation model. You still need to heat up the adhesive securing the screen to the back of the case to get inside the Touch in the first place, but this change was enough to bump the new iPod's "repairability score" from a three to a four on iFixit's 10-point scale. The capacity of the battery changes very little, from 1030 mAh to 1043 mAh. The camera, while a big improvement over the fifth-generation Touch, doesn't look quite as good as the ones in current iPhones. Its lens has an f/2.4 aperture rather than the f/2.2 aperture of the iPhone 5S or 6-series (that's the same as the iPhone 5 and 5C). iFixit also notes that the lens isn't made out of the sapphire crystal used in the iPhones, which means it won't be quite as scratch resistant. Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Video of the GZDoom mod that plays Doom in an in-game cabinet. Since the original Doom was released as open source code in the late '90s, hackers and modders have taken great joy in porting it to everything from Android Wear watches to printers. Now, those efforts have reached what may well be their zenith, with the release of a new mod that allows you to run a copy of Doom inside Doom itself. OK, if we're being technically accurate, this is actually Doom running inside GZDoom, a heavily modified Doom source port that was first released in 2005 to bring a slew of modern gaming features to the 1993 original. The author also warns that the in-game versions of Doom and Wolfenstein 3D available in the mod are only "semi-complete." Still, the sheer amount of near-pointless effort and dedication needed to get GZDoom to run what is essentially a version of itself within itself is impressive (and kind of frightening). Porting Doom to GZDoom was made possible through some elegant work on Action Code Script (ACS), a tool first introduced to the Doom engine in 1995's Hexen. ACS was designed to allow modders to create more interactive environments through simple bytecodes that did things like open doors, play sounds, or move items and characters around in response to player actions. The basic bytecode-based language in that game was later extended in the ZDoom source port to allow for high-level programming features like named scripts, functions, arrays, and entire libraries. Those additions made their way into the later GZDoom as well. Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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The Federal Communications Commission reportedly plans to reject $3.3 billion worth of discounts Dish Network was set to receive after placing spectrum auction bids through subsidiaries to qualify for "small business" price cuts. Dish's strategy allowed it to make winning bids on $13.3 billion worth of wireless spectrum while only committing to spend $10 billion. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai quickly cried foul after the auction, which ended in January, saying that "two companies in which Dish Network has an 85 percent ownership stake claimed over $3 billion in taxpayer-funded discounts. Those discounts came through the FCC’s designed entity (DE) program, which is intended to make it easier for small businesses to purchase spectrum and compete with large corporations. Dish, however, has annual revenues of almost $14 billion, a market capitalization of over $32 billion, and over 14 million customers." It turns out that Pai and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who are often on opposite sides of contentious issues, agree that Dish shouldn't be able to get these discounts. The Wall Street Journal reported last night that FCC staff has "concluded that the $13.3 billion in winning bids by two companies backed by Dish didn’t qualify for the small-business discounts because their bidding conduct violated the broad spirit of the auction’s rules" and that Wheeler has circulated a draft order to his fellow commissioners to rule on the matter. Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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I felt unmoored and directionless after my high school job at Babbage’s dissolved at the end of 1997. I’d met my wonderful wife there—we’d go on to get married in 2003—but Babbage’s had been the only job I’d known. When the doors finally shut, I wasn’t sure what to do. I skipped the typical teenager process of wandering around the mall filling out dozens of applications for various stores—I’d gotten the job at Babbage’s merely by asking for it. Now I had no idea how to get another with nearly the same level of awesome. For a while I slummed it at Electronics Boutique, since my Babbage’s experience was enough to get me hired with only a quick interview. It just wasn’t the same. This was long before both EB and Babbage’s were swallowed by the Gamestop monster, and although the merchandise was similar, the atmosphere was totally different. EB wasn’t anywhere near as fun as Babbage’s (probably because I was more used to slacking with friends than working), so I kept up the search for the perfect replacement job. Back then, tech support seemed like a viable career option. Just a few years before, Microsoft had very famously hired armies of phone warriors to assist Windows 95 buyers with installing and working with the new operating system. Now Windows 98 had just launched a few months prior, and I had some relevant experience on the phones. Sometimes folks would call into Babbage’s or EB asking for help installing a program they’d bought, and I genuinely enjoyed helping them. It followed, I thought, that actually doing phone support as a job would be a great way to spend my time. I envisioned sitting back in a cubicle with my feet up on the desk, headset on my ear as I snappily answered question after question, earning the immense personal satisfaction one must feel when finishing up a workday filled from start to finish with the smiles and thanks of people you’d helped. Read 70 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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A new policy guidance document was released earlier this week by the Department of Labor over the status of contract workers versus employees. The 14-page "guidance" doesn't represent new law, but it does suggest that various regulatory agencies, including at the federal level, are looking much more closely at how contract workers are treated. A number of high-profile tech companies, including Uber, Lyft, Homejoy, and Instacart, have come under scrutiny in recent months as an increasing number of workers have challenged the regime under which they work. Just last month the California Labor Commission issued a ruling in favor (PDF) of a former Uber employee, ordering the company to reimburse her for costs incurred while driving for Uber. Read 12 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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I’m not an expert on many topics, but I have learned a few things from personal experience. And the chief pearl of wisdom that I can pass on to the next generation is this: never give Best Buy your e-mail address. I get dozens of spam e-mails every day, and I am constantly unsubscribing from lists I never joined. It’s just one of the hazards of being a tech journalist. But while I’ve accepted that my work inbox is going to be filled with junk, I go to great lengths to keep my private e-mail pristine. I use a personal domain instead of an emailprovider.com address, and the spammers haven’t found it. Even my junk folder is empty. It’s glorious. Read 32 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Windows Update can't be readily disabled in Windows 10 Home, and the license terms that all users must agree to allow Microsoft to install updates automatically. The Insider Preview releases of Windows 10 didn't include any way to prevent Windows Update from downloading and installing updates, but it wasn't clear if this was just some quirk of the previews, or the long-term plan; Microsoft's previews often have special rules for things like providing automated feedback and hooking up online services, and so this could have been part of that. Build 10240, released to insiders on Wednesday, changes that. This build is believed to be the release-to-manufacturing build that OEMs will preinstall on hardware, and as such, it contains the finalized settings, license text, and so on. Read 11 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Security researchers at Trend Micro's Trend Labs have uncovered a trick in a sample of a fake news application for Android created by the network exploitation tool provider HackingTeam that may have allowed the company's customers to sneak spyware through the Google Play store's code review. While the application in question may have only been downloaded fewer than 50 times from Google Play, the technique may have been used in other Android apps developed for Hacking Team customers—and may now be copied by others trying to get malware onto Android devices. The sample app, called "BeNews", is designed as a Trojan horse for Hacking Team's RCSAndroid "backdoor" malware. It used the name of a defunct news site to make it seem like a legitimate Android application. Wish Wu of Trend Labs wrote in a blog post that Trend Labs team found the source code for the app within the leaked Hacking Team files, along with documentation "that teaches customers how to use it," he wrote. "Based on these, we believe that the Hacking Team provided the app to customers to bus used as a lure to download RCSAndroid malware on a target's Android device." The app exploits a local privilege escalation vulnerability in Android which has been determined to affect all versions of the mobile operating system from Android 2.2 ("Froyo") to 4.4.4 ("KitKat"). Other versions may be vulnerable as well, according to Wish. The exploit, which also affected other Linux operating systems, was documented last summer. Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Paul Pelton Lorain Police Department Whether Paul Pelton is a Good Samaritan is beside the point. The 41-year-old Ohio man was charged Wednesday in connection to him going inside a vehicle in the immediate aftermath of a car crash to film the two teen victims before one of them died in the grisly mishap. All the while, Good Samaritans were struggling to rescue the boys as the car caught fire. It's not unlawful to film a crime scene with a mobile phone. And it's not illegal to try to sell the footage of a heinous crime scene, which police suggest was Pelton's motive. But it is illegal to trespass on a crime scene, the Lorain Police Department said. Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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On Thursday, reddit's new CEO Steve Huffman, a co-founder of the site, held an AMA (shorthand for “ask me anything”), promising that he would answer questions and use the time “to decide together what our values are,” in the wake of a “content policy update.” Huffman, who goes by the username spez, posted a long note about how reddit would be moving forward, saying that its tagline, “the front page of the Internet,” was meant to be tongue-in-cheek and that while reddit "is a place to have open and authentic discussions,” sometimes those discussions must be moderated. “When our purpose comes into conflict with a policy, we make sure our purpose wins,” Huffman wrote. The note from Huffman included a list of things that would no longer be allowed on the site and things that would continue to be barred from the site including: Read 13 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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At Mobile World Congress 2015, alongside the announcement of the HTC One M9, HTC showed off a fitness device made in partnership with Under Armour: The HTC Re Grip. It was a $199 step-tracker with a touch sensitive, black-and-white PMOLED display on top. The Grip was supposed to launch this Spring, but that apparently never happened. Now, a report from Engadget says HTC "just confirmed to us that it no longer plans to ship the Grip we've already seen." An HTC representative told Engadget that after "extensive wear testing and user feedback," (we would imagine poor user feedback), the company "decided to align Grip with the entire product portfolio for health and fitness launching later this year." Apparently that is PR-speak for "We're going back to the drawing board." The Re Grip's extensive promotional page on HTC's website has been removed, too. At the beginning of the year, HTC announced plans to diversify itself from a smartphone-only shop to a more general consumer electronics company. So far it has announced the Re Camera, Re Grip, and Re Vive—a VR headset made in collaboration with Valve—but only the Re Camera has made it to market. Read 1 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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The Department of the Interior's computer systems played a major role in the breach of systems belonging to the Office of Personnel Management, and DOI officials were called before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday to answer questions about the over 3,000 vulnerabilities in agency systems discovered in a penetration test run by Interior's Inspector General office. But there was one unexpected revelation during the hearing: a key Interior technology official who had access to sensitive systems for over five years had lied about his education, submitting falsified college transcripts produced by an online service. The official, Faisal Ahmed, was assistant director of the Interior's Office of Law Enforcement and Security from 2007 to 2013, heading its Technology division. He claimed to have a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a master's degree in technology management from the University of Central Florida—but he never attended either of those schools. He resigned from his position at Interior when the fraudulent claim was exposed by a representative of the University of Central Florida's alumni association, who discovered he had never attended the school after Ahmed accepted and then suddenly deleted a connection with her on LinkedIn. Faisal did not leave government service, however—he took another government job at the Census Bureau, and is apparently still there, according to a report by the National Journal. While his name had been redacted from the official report, Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming mentioned him by name multiple times during the committee hearing. Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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A long-running patent battle between Netflix and Rovi has concluded, with Netflix beating back the entertainment guide company. Rovi provides digital entertainment guides to cable companies and others and has long used its patents to enforce its dominant position in the market. That strategy has come in for criticism, with Rovi's patents being viewed as covering the basic idea of an electronic TV Guide. That was especially true when Rovi used its patents to go after Internet companies that wanted to make their own guides and not take Rovi content, like Hulu and Amazon. In an order published yesterday, US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton invalidated (PDF) five of Rovi's patents. One of Rovi's patents was on "categorizing shows using combination categories." Such combination categories could include things as simple as "sports dramas" or "romantic comedies," as well as the long Netflix-ian categories we're becoming used to in the Internet age, like Hamilton's example of "critically-acclaimed foreign animated movies featuring strong female leads and set in the 1950s." Read 14 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Back in February, we ran a piece discussing a hyper-expensive "audiophile-grade" Ethernet cable, the Audioquest Diamond. An 8-meter version of the Audioquest Diamond costs about $4,500, and a 12-meter version will run about $10,000; proponents (like Audiostream reviewer Michael Lavorgna) say that the Audioquest Ethernet cables have a meaningful and positive impact on sound when you use them to listen to audio files hosted on a NAS. The first objection to that claim—and the one most folks immediately made—is that digital data is digital data, and if the Ethernet cable is good enough to carry the bits at all, it’ll do so with perfect fidelity. However, audiophiles focused on these kinds of Ethernet cables contend that the cables’ greater insulation prevents electromagnetic noise from creeping up the cables, through your listening computer’s Ethernet port, and making itself heard as distortions in your sound card’s digital-to-analog converter (or DAC). Better cables, the contention goes, means less EMI and therefore better sound. Wow. Such connector. Lee Hutchinson After several e-mail and Twitter discussions with a bunch of different audiophiles—including Michael Lavorgna who initiated what turned out to be a very courteous exchange of e-mails—it became pretty obvious that the folks who believed in this kind of thing really believed in it. The best way to dig into it seemed to be to bring in an outside expert. Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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"No tradition is more firmly established in our system of law than assuring to the greatest extent that its inevitable errors are made in favor of the guilty rather than against the innocent." That was the message from a US federal appeals court whose first-of-its-kind ruling (PDF) Friday opens the floodgates for criminals to demand fresh DNA testing if they were convicted by inconclusive or outdated DNA testing. The legal flap—brought by a Montana man convicted of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl in 2006—concerns the Innocence Project Act of 2004 (PDF). The measure, hailed by the defense bar, gave criminals three years to seek DNA testing of evidence after their conviction. Under that law, the three-year statute of limitations may be extended if a convict can demonstrate that there is "newly discovered DNA" evidence. Read 11 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Two weeks after online retailer Newegg filed a petition complaining about "excessive and unreasonable" delays in getting a final judgment in its patent case, the judge in that case has handed Newegg a big win. In an order published yesterday afternoon, US District Judge Rodney Gilstrap ruled (PDF) that Newegg doesn't infringe a patent belonging to TQP Development, notwithstanding a 2013 jury verdict that granted $2.3 million to TQP, a "patent troll" with no business other than patent licensing. TQP, which was owned by well-known patent asserter Erich Spangenberg, claimed that the 5,412,730 patent covered any website using the SSL together with the RC4 cipher, a common Web encryption scheme for retailers and other sites. Under Spangenberg's guidance, the TQP patent was used to sue more than 100 companies, garnering some $45 million in settlements by the time of the Newegg trial. Read 12 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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In February of this year Samsung bought LoopPay, turned it into Samsung Pay, and jumped into the payments race. In theory, we'll eventually have a three-way competition between three homogeneously branded services: Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. We say "in theory" because only Apple Pay has actually shipped. Google is in the market with Google Wallet, but that service is due for a revamp, and Samsung is still working on Samsung Pay. Samsung Pay hardware has already shipped, at least—it's built into the Galaxy S6—but Samsung needs to work on the software and cloud end of things. Today it looks like Samsung has taken a big step forward, as the company's official blog announced that Samsung Pay trials have started in its hometown of South Korea. Samsung is pushing out an update to select Galaxy S6 customers that will let them try the new payment system. While Google Wallet, Apple Pay, and Android Pay are all based on NFC, Samsung Pay uses a different technology: Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST). Credit card readers usually involve sliding a magnetic credit card strip through a magnetic read head in a card reader. Samsung Pay instead takes the data usually contained in the magnetic strip and wirelessly beams it to the read head using magnetic fields. So while NFC-based solutions require a special reader, Samsung Pay will also work on older card readers that don't support NFC. Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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A proposed class action lawsuit against DirecTV and the National Football League says the two entities have colluded to raise the price of the NFL Sunday Ticket package, which is sold exclusively by DirecTV. The proposed class of bar and restaurant owners are allegedly paying higher prices than they would if multiple video providers were allowed to broadcast the Sunday Ticket package. The exclusive deal gives DirecTV a monopoly over the broadcast of out-of-market games, and the NFL has "acted with an intent to allow DirecTV to illegally acquire and maintain that monopoly power in the relevant product market," the lawsuit says. "Defendants have colluded to sell the out-of-market NFL Sunday afternoon games only through DirecTV," it says. "Such an arrangement eliminates competition in the distribution of out-of-market Sunday afternoon games and requires anyone wishing to view these games to subscribe to DirecTV and purchase NFL Sunday Ticket at the supracompetitive price dictated by DirecTV." Read 12 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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On Thursday, Amazon announced that Amazon Fire tablet owners will now be able to sign up for HBO Now, the standalone streaming service that allows people to get HBO shows and movies without subscribing to a cable provider. Amazon also said that HBO Now will be available on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick “in the coming weeks.” Although Google announced in May at its I/O developer's conference that Android devices would be able to stream HBO Now, that promise did not materialize until today. Currently, the HBO Now website says that support for Android devices will be coming “later today.” Google did not respond to Ars' request for comment, but HBO representatives confirmed that Android devices will be able to sign up for HBO now. Update 12:30 CT: People can now sign up for HBO Now through the Google Play store. The new additions of HBO Now support appear to end the period of exclusivity that Apple and Cablevision's Optimum Internet service enjoyed for three months. HBO also distributed a real-time version of its channels to Sling TV, but that offering only included one live channel and HBO's video on demand library. Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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The Marshall "London" smartphone looks just like a Marshall amp. 8 more images in gallery .related-stories { display: none !important; } Marshall is one of the most recognized names in the pro audio market, with its guitar amps and speakers used the world over by musicians. But would you buy a Marshall smartphone? Today the company announced the "Marshall London," which takes the Marshall brand and design and crams it into a smartphone. Like Marshall-branded headphones, Bluetooth speakers, and refrigerators, this phone isn't built by the amp company—it just borrows the brand name. The phone will first be released in "Scandinavia, the Baltic States, and the UK," but Marshall says it wants to bring the device to as many territories as possible. In Sweden it's listed at SEK4,995 ($583)—nearly flagship phone pricing—but the specs are pretty low end. You get a 4.7-inch 720p IPS LCD, a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an 8MP camera, a removable 2500mAh battery, and a MicroSD slot. Those specs are in line with the $180 Moto G, and the $200 Xiaomi Mi 4i blows Marshall's hardware away. Yikes. You do get a very pretty design, though. The London looks just like a Marshall amp, complete with a back panel that looks like Marshall's traditional vinyl skin. The software is stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (a version behind Google's latest) with "custom music apps." Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Seventy years ago this morning, the world fully entered the nuclear age with the detonation of the first atomic bomb in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The bomb was the product of the Manhattan Project, a top-secret research program tasked with developing a bomb more powerful than any that had come before. The test, called Trinity, happened at 5:30am local time and yielded an explosion equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT (20kT). The Manhattan Project, and the earlier UK effort, Tube Alloys, stemmed from pre-World War II physics research that revealed the huge amounts of energy that could be liberated from the fission of uranium atom nuclei, assuming a self-sustaining chain reaction could be started. The bomb used in the Trinity test, called Gadget, used high explosives to compress plutonium into a critical mass. It was the same design used in the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945; the bomb used on Hiroshima three days earlier was a cruder design. The first 109 miliseconds of the Trinity test. If these images fill you with a morbid fascination, we highly recommend the book 100 Suns. US Department of Energy Robert Oppenheimer, a physicist chosen to lead the bomb's development, greeted the appearance of a second sun over the desert of New Mexico with a quote from a Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Smartphone apps from Walmart, CNN, ESPN, and dozens of other organizations put user accounts at risk of compromise because they allow attackers to make an unlimited number of login attempts, according to recently published research. Security experts have long recognized the benefit of limiting the number of unsuccessful login attempts that users can make to online accounts. While such limits make it possible for attackers to lock out legitimate users, such denial-of-service drawbacks are generally outweighed by the protection they provide against online password cracking attempts, in which attackers make huge numbers of password guesses against specific user accounts in the hopes of trying the right one. Until last September, Apple's iCloud service failed to limit the number of login attempts to that service, a shortcoming that may have contributed to last year's mass celebrity hack and nude photo thefts. Despite Apple mending its ways, many smartphone apps still allow users to make an unlimited number of login attempts. That failure allows attackers to cycle through long lists of the most commonly used passwords. Given the difficulty of entering strong passwords on smartphone keyboards, it's a likely bet that it wouldn't be hard to compromise a statistically significant number of accounts over a period of weeks. Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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On Thursday, officials with the Federal Aviation Administration announced that there were 11 separate reported incidents of "laser strikes"—handheld lasers fired into the cockpits of aircraft—as commercial flights flew over New Jersey, according to CNN. The FAA did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment. Roughly half of the Wednesday night reports came from near Newark Liberty International Airport. However, a few other laser stikes happened elsewhere across the Garden State: down near the Pennsylvania border and out to Ocean City, along the coast. Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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