Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of October 23rd…
Snap reportedly stuck with 'hundreds of thousands' of unsold Spectacles
The Information reports that Snap expected demand for Spectacles to continue after the holidays and ordered “hundreds of thousands” of additional units. But after it opened sales to a wider audience, that didn’t happen, and those units are now reported to be sitting around in warehouses, unsold.
Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis now online
In celebration of "Open Access Week 2017," Cambridge University Library has made Stephen Hawking's 1965 117-page doctoral thesis freely available online.
Canadian spy agency releases its top anti-malware tool as free software
The Canadian Communications Security Establishment has released the sourcecode for Assemblyline, a "Swiss Army Knife for malware analysis" that rolls up several malware analysis tools into a single unit, which can scan files for known malware and also assign a score to files indicating the likeliness that the file has a previously unseen form of malware.
The Universe is much bigger than it is old
In a Twitter thread, author Oliver Morton compares the physical scale of the Universe with its age (from the perspective of humans).