Today, hacks are annoying. In future smart cities, they could kill

Lax computer security is something everybody complains about, but no one does anything to fix it. Witness the egregious examples of security lapses ranging from Equifax to Yahoo that have compromised the personal data of billions of people. But that lackadaisical attitude toward cybersecurity is going to...
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Genetically engineered bacteria paint microscopic masterpieces

Scientists have used genetically engineered bacteria to recreate a masterpiece at a microscopic scale. By engineering E. coli bacteria to respond to light, they’ve guided the bacteria like tiny drones toward patterns that depict Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. It’s not artistic recognition they’re after....
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How to connect a Nintendo Switch controller to your PC

There’s one serious benefit that’s emerged from Nintendo’s choice to use standard Bluetooth technology in the Nintendo Switch: You can easily use the console’s unique controllers on PC, Mac, and even Android devices. That includes the Joy-Cons and the Switch Pro Controller, the latter of which is an...
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