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technologyArs Technica's Valentina Palladino attends the "Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?" exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City, and talks to co-curator Dr. Missy Cummings about her roles in designing the exhibit, her experience as an educator and a US Navy fighter pilot. The exhibit runs from May 10, 2017 through December 3, 2017.
technologyRaw body camera footage from a staged recreation of an official automobile search by a police officer in Pueblo, CO. Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/05/heres-the-staged-body-cam-footage-that-let-a-drug-suspect-go-free/
technologyArs Technica's Sam Machkovech, Joe Mullin and Nathan Mattise attended SXSW 2017 and report on their favorite films, panels and experiences at the festival.
technologyArs Technica's Dan Goodin and Annalee Newitz met in front of a live audience at Longitude bar in Oakland, CA and spoke with security researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire about online security and digital authoritarianism. Read the article for audio podcast subscription info: http://arstechnica.com/ars-podcast/2016/11/think-about-data-contraception-says-security-researcher-morgan-marquis-boire/
technologyUsing a modified version of phpBB, Ars Technica's Peter Bright shows how to inject a SQL query to access the admin without a password.
gaming and entertainmentOnly one hour of Mr. Robot S2 remains, but many questions do too. GQ's entertainment and culture critic Scott Meslow joins us take stock of what answers we can expect and what's likely to linger into S3. "I have a hard time getting mad at a show for being ambitious. But ultimately it's a season that doesn't know which cards it should be playing at which times. Even now, they're dangling cliffhangers that I go, 'There's no reason we shouldn't have this information—except it's being withheld.'"
gaming and entertainmentLike a penultimate episode in The Wire, death looms on this week's Mr. Robot. "h1dden-pr0cess.axx" ends on a cliffhanger with big repercussions, so we start by examining the possibilities and evidence surrounding Darlene's drama. Then, psychologist and TV writer Cameron Brown helps us dive into the mind of Elliot... because even within an episode that ends on such an action sequence, everything ignited when Elliot's struggles with mental illness and alternate personas came to the forefront.
gaming and entertainment"succ3ss0r" (S2E8) did the unthinkable—an entire episode of Mr. Robot *without* Elliot. Even show staff writer/head technical producer Kor Adana didn't see that coming. "I had a lot of anxiety and I know the other writers in the room had a lot of anxiety, because we weren’t sure how it was going to be received," he told us in a long chat for this week's pod. "The question was: did we do enough work early in S2 laying the groundwork for our supporting cast to carry an episode?"
gaming and entertainmentMr. Robot's "k3rnel-pan1c.ksd' (S2E3) seemed to finish the most popular fan theory, so we offer three more pie-in-the-sky conspiracies to consider. Then, music savant Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend, solo records under Baio) joins us to talk about Mr. Robot's best audio moments and what the differences are for musicians when you're soundtracking versus songwriting.
technologyAfter Mr. Robot S2 returned with "unm4sk" (S2E1), we offer an appreciation of our new favorite character and chat with the show's FBI Consultant, Andre McGregor (@AndreOnCyber). A full review of this week's two-part episode can be found at arstechnica.com: http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/07/mr-robots-second-season-opens-with-less-command-line-more-commanding-plot/
technologyArs Technica's Cyrus Farivar gets demo of Dedrone's DroneTracker, a drone detection and alert system for cities, arenas, parks and other areas sensitive to drone activity. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/07/this-x-shaped-sensor-will-alert-you-to-incoming-drones-so-you-can-freak-out/
technologyWe compiled a few ways to detect and take down a rogue drone, along with some bad ideas of how NOT to take them down.
technologyWe downloaded the models from GitHub, tweaked, printed, and gained access.