Archive for July, 2019

No marshmallows here: Veronica Mars season 4 pulls no punches

July 31st, 2019
Hulu's poster and key art for the new season. It's been surreal seeing public transit ads for this long-dead, personal favorite show around town.

Enlarge / Hulu's poster and key art for the new season. It's been surreal seeing public transit ads for this long-dead, personal favorite show around town. (credit: Hulu)

Cue Air's “Le femme d’argent.”

Ah, the optimism of youth. Sure, 2004 Veronica Mars, your best friend was murdered, your high school sweetheart dumped you, your family was publicly shamed, your father lost his job, your mother ran out on you, and your friends have all banished you from the inner circle forever—all before your first episode even began.

But those rock-and-roll clothes, that air of earned cynicism and suspicion, and your don’t-mess-with-me attitude aren’t fooling anyone. Deep down, you’re a marshmallow, and you always rise above. And if you can focus on the fun and sweetness even amidst all that, maybe all of us watching can, too. It’s a big part of the appeal for your cult following.

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Jakarta’s Doomed Sea Wall, Russia Takes Aim at 2020, and More News From Today

July 31st, 2019
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Guardian Firewall iOS App Automatically Blocks the Trackers on Your Phone

July 31st, 2019
The Guardian Firewall app gives iOS users a reprieve from the scourge of online trackers.

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Flaws in SanDisk SSD Dashboard Present Malware & Data Loss Risks

July 31st, 2019
Organizations using the utility should immediately install the latest version of the software, security vendor Trustwave says.

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Whitney Cummings—and Her Sex Robot—Take on Modern Womanhood

July 31st, 2019
In her new Netflix standup special, 'Can I Touch It?,' Cummings takes easy gender jokes and delivers them slightly askew.

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Apple Device Management Firm Jamf Acquires Digita Security

July 31st, 2019
Digita Security's Apple Mac endpoint protection solutions will join Jamf's MDM suite for iOS and MacOS.

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Why the Network Is Central to IoT Security

July 31st, 2019
Is there something strange about your network activity? Better make sure all of your IoT devices are under control.

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Russia Is Going to Up Its Game for the 2020 Elections

July 31st, 2019
"You don't need to change votes to cause chaos," Senator Mark Warner tells WIRED in an exclusive interview.

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Former Twitter CISO Launches Startup to Secure Cloud Collaboration

July 31st, 2019
Altitude Networks, led by Michael Coates and Amir Kavousian, aims to prevent accidental and malicious file sharing.

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Alphabet’s AI Might Be Able to Predict Kidney Disease

July 31st, 2019
In a study involving 700,000 VA patients, an algorithm from DeepMind predicted 90% of cases of acute kidney injury up to 48 hours before it occurred.

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