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Inside StockX’s authentication center

Inside StockX’s authentication center

Joshua Luber runs a sneaker empire valued at more than $1 billion, but he thinks they’re just now scratching the surface. The consumer marketplace recently expanded to include a fifth category (collectibles). “It’s an evolution of eBay that works similar to the stock market,” Luber states, “but at the core, it’s around the concept of…
Inside the Valentine’s Day Text Message Mystery

Inside the Valentine’s Day Text Message Mystery

Did you get one of the more than 168,149 strange texts sent in the middle of the night?Did you inadvertently send (or receive) an exceedingly random text on Nov. 7?Credit...Photo Illustration by The New York Times; ShutterstockNov. 8, 2019Updated 4:14 p.m. ETEmbarrassment, alarm and confusion undulated across the United States and Canada in powerful waves…
Inside Google’s bid to launch Stadia and transform the entire game industry – GamesRadar

Inside Google’s bid to launch Stadia and transform the entire game industry – GamesRadar

Home Features (Image credit: Google / Future) Never underestimate the power of a good demo. When Marc-Alexis Côté, who was then senior producer on Assassin's Creed Odyssey, was told he was going to see Google's new game-streaming tech, he wasn't ready to be impressed. "I was a proud non-believer at the beginning," he tells us.…
Inside Fortnite cheat FaZe Jarvis’ £11.6million Hollywood Hills mansion with 10 bedrooms, cinema and a st – The Sun

Inside Fortnite cheat FaZe Jarvis’ £11.6million Hollywood Hills mansion with 10 bedrooms, cinema and...

MILLIONAIRE Fortnite cheat FaZe Jarvis lives alongside his gamer teammates in an £11.6million Hollywood Hills mansion. The so-called "FaZe House" has 10 bedrooms, a private cinema and swimming pool – and even a stripper pole. 22 The swanky Hollywood Hills pad overlooks Los AngelesCredit: YouTube22 The bright and modern home has stunning views and is…
Inside the Icelandic Facility Where Bitcoin Is Mined

Inside the Icelandic Facility Where Bitcoin Is Mined

Less than two miles from Iceland’s Reykjavik airport sits a nondescript metal building as monolithic and drab as a commercial poultry barn. There’s a deafening racket inside, too, but it doesn’t come from clucking chickens. Instead, tens of thousands of whirring GPUs perform the complex, exhaustive calculations needed to verify cryptocurrency transactions and add them…
Inside Hot Ones, the wildly popular and violently spicy YouTube show

Inside Hot Ones, the wildly popular and violently spicy YouTube show

Behind Hot Ones’ ambitions to be the future of late-night TV Stone Cold Steve Austin is the biggest man I’ve ever seen in real life. Everything about the retired pro- wrestler screams huge. From where I’m sitting, over by the milk, his shoulders appear to have their own gravitational field underneath his form-fitting black shirt;…
Inside Instagram’s nipple ban: Will Facebook finally “free the nipple”?

Inside Instagram’s nipple ban: Will Facebook finally “free the nipple”?

Last week, photographer Joanne Leah joined nearly 20 other people from the art community, mostly artists and museum curators, for a closed-door meeting at Instagram’s headquarters in New York City to discuss Instagram’s Community Guidelines. You might be familiar with these if you use Instagram. The policies dictate which images stay up on the social…
Inside Google’s quantum computing efforts

Inside Google’s quantum computing efforts

The supremes — "If you were invited to come here [Ars was], you probably read the leaked paper [we did]." John Timmer - Oct 24, 2019 8:30 pm UTC Enlarge / Hartmut Neven, the head of Google's Quantum AI lab, walked Ars and others through an overview of the company's quantum computing efforts this week.John…
Inside Apple’s High-Flying Bid to Become a Streaming Giant

Inside Apple’s High-Flying Bid to Become a Streaming Giant

More than 50 buildings and soundstages sprawl across the 44 acres of the Sony Pictures lot. That's a lot of window­less oblongs, and even more distance between them. If you need to get from, say, the Jimmy Stewart Building to Stage 15, golf carts and Sprinter vans are the customary mode—even on sunny days. On…
Inside Olympic Destroyer, the Most Deceptive Hack in History

Inside Olympic Destroyer, the Most Deceptive Hack in History

Just before 8 pm on February 9, 2018, high in the northeastern mountains of South Korea, Sang-jin Oh was sitting on a plastic chair a few dozen rows up from the floor of Pyeongchang's vast, pentagonal Olympic Stadium. He wore a gray and red official Olympics jacket that kept him warm despite the near-freezing weather,…

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Megvii, the Chinese startup unicorn known for facial recognition tech, files...

Megvii Technology, the Beijing-based artificial intelligence startup known in particular for its facial recognition brand Face++, has filed for a public listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Its prospectus did not disclose share pricing or when the IPO will take place, but Reuters reports that the company plans to raise between $500 million and…

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