Techies vie for the title of ‘Sexiest Geek Alive’ in this Wired News article, “In Search of the Sexiest Geek.” The search for this year’s winner started last Tuesday in Indianapolis, which is the first of 11 regional competitions and will end with three geeks to compete in the finals in San Jose, California, on June 21.
Hard Bodies Who Love Hard Drives
- Everything You Need to Know About Cri... — https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-crispr-gene-editing/?mbid=nl_120517_daily_list3_p1When people refer to Crispr, they’re probably talking about Crispr-Cas9, a complex of enzymes and genetic guides that together finds and edits DNA. But Crispr on its own just stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Palindromic Repeats—chunks of regularly recurring bits of DNA that arose as an ancient bacterial defense system against viral invasions. [...]
- The Wikipedia Competitor That’s... — https://www.wired.com/story/everipedia-blockchain/?mbid=nl_120717_daily_list1_p3Everipedia, a two-year-old online encyclopedia, will become a decentralized, peer-to-peer, user-owned resource. Larry Sanger’s Everipedia entry is pretty close to his Wikipedia entry. It describes him as “an American Internet project developer … best known as co-founder of Wikipedia.” By the time you read this, however, it may well mention a new, more salient fact—that [...]
- The WIRED Guide to Digital Security — https://www.wired.com/2017/12/digital-security-guide/?mbid=nl_120917_daily_list1_p1In an age of nonstop breaches and hacks, here are ways to improve your online security based on your level of risk, from average user to NSA contractor. These won’t prevent the next megabreach or banish ransomware from the earth. They’re not all-encompassing. But they’ll help get you in the mindset of the types of [...]
- 2017’s best tech gifts for the ... — 2017’s best tech gifts for the holidays – TechRepublichttps://www.techrepublic.com/article/2017s-best-tech-gifts-for-holidays/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27689259515740508250262421970472Stumped on stocking stuffers? TechRepublic’s gift guides compile the best gadgets for everyone on your holiday gift list. From tech gadgets like drones to wearables like the Apple Watch to Raspberry Pis, TechRepublic put together a list of great holiday gift ideas for your kids, family members, [...]