Hackers Say They’ve Broken Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release

'It was even simpler than we ourselves had thought.' Bkav Researchers Aside from the challenge of acquiring an accurate face scan, the researchers’ simpler setup outperformed more expensive techniques for attempted Face ID trickery—namely, the ones we at WIRED tried earlier this month. With the help of a special effects

WW2 Spitfire pilot Joy Lofthouse dies

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn 2015, Joy Lofthouse returned to the skies, taking control of a Spitfire 70 years after last flying in one Veteran pilot Joy Lofthouse, who flew Spitfires and bombers for the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War Two, has died at

If You Care About Cities, Apple’s New Campus Sucks

The new headquarters Apple is building in Cupertino has the absolute best door handles. The greatest! They are, as my colleague Steven Levy writes, precision-milled aluminum rails that attach to glass doors—sliding and swinging alike—with no visible bolts. Everything in this building is the best. The toroid glass of the

Serena Williams Weds Alexis Ohanian In The Presence Of Beyonc

The tennis champion and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian tied the knot on Thursday in New Orleans at the Contemporary Arts Center surrounded by friends and family, according to multiple reports. And by friends and family we means guests like Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Ciara and sister Venus.  The couple

Grad Students Are Freaking Out About the GOP Tax Plan. They Should Be

Amanda Coston was preparing for a meeting with her advisor Monday afternoon when her friend, another first-year PhD student in Carnegie Mellon's machine learning department, knocked on her door. Had she seen the email? A few minutes earlier, the university's Graduate Student Assembly had sent a Google Doc to department

Eviction threat over crying baby

Attila and Ildiko Wurth, with their two young children, are living in a privately-rented top-floor flat in a converted house in Hammersmith, west London. ‘Heartless and harsh’ They say they were shaken to receive an email from the managing agent, saying there had been a “complaint stating that at 5.30am

Philippine GDP Growth Exceeds 6% for a Ninth Consecutive Quarter

The Philippine economy grew more than 6 percent for a ninth consecutive quarter, cementing its position as one of the fastest-expanding in the world. Key Points Gross domestic product increased 6.9 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, the Philippine Statistics Authority said in Manila Thursday, after expanding

Far-right tweeters lose verified tick

Originally the site had chosen who to verify, and usually reserved the status for celebrities, public officials and journalists. In July 2016, it opened the scheme up to the wider public and let anybody apply for a verified badge. Last week, the social network was criticised for giving Mr Kessler

Missing UK explorer ‘alive and well’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn a recent documentary Benedict Allen described his experiences of living in Papua New Guinea Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen has been seen “alive and well” near an airstrip in Papua New Guinea. The BBC’s Frank Gardner said Mr Allen had asked

3 UCLA basketball players return to US after being detained in China for allegedly shoplifting

UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball is surrounded by reporters and photographers as he leaves Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Los Angeles.  (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) President Trump personally asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help resolve the case during his visit