Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Dell Is Ready to Go Public Again. But Has it Really Changed?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Dell Is Ready to Go Public Again. But Has it Really Changed?

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Dell Technologies is going public again, five years after going private to transform itself amid slowing personal computer sales. Dell has certainly changed in those years, but it needs to change even more if it doesn’t want to find itself back in the same position. Since going private, Dell has invested heavily in expanding its…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Lyft’s Big Bike Share Buy Is About Ruling the Streets

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Lyft’s Big Bike Share Buy Is About Ruling the Streets

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It’s official: The 133-year-old bicycle is the hottest thing in tech. Today, Lyft announced it has acquired North America’s largest bike-share operator, Motivate, for a reported $250 million. The move comes just three months after archrival Uber took over Jump Bicycles, a smaller and flashier dockless electric bike-share company, for $200 million. And thus, the…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Tesla Hits Its Model 3 Goal—And Immediately Promises More

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Tesla Hits Its Model 3 Goal—And Immediately Promises More

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In the year since Tesla officially launched the Model 3 at a glitzy event in Los Angeles, one question has reigned supreme among those following the upstart automaker: How many can it build? At the time, CEO Elon Musk, with his penchant for hyper-ambitious goals, said Tesla would build half a million cars in 2018—a five-fold…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired With ‘Scorpion’, #DrakeSZN Is Back—as Overwrought as Ever

Hexbyte Tech News Wired With ‘Scorpion’, #DrakeSZN Is Back—as Overwrought as Ever

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#DrakeSZN, and thus the promise of summer, commenced last Friday. Of late, the music industry has flirted with the idea of thrift, but Drake is a showman with a distaste for restraint: Scorpion, his fifth solo effort, embraces immoderation, a two-disc, 25-track affair that runs an obnoxious 90 minutes in full. It’s a mega-production that…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired In Search of New Rules to Protect Other Worlds From Earth’s Cooties

Hexbyte Tech News Wired In Search of New Rules to Protect Other Worlds From Earth’s Cooties

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NASA has to start protecting planets better. The international treaty governing space—there is one—and the laws and regulations that follow it date back to the Cold War. That was before scientists knew about the oceans on moons around other planets, before they knew about how tough microorganisms get here on Earth (and so maybe in…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Can the Koala Genome Save the Species From Deforestation and Chlamydia?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Can the Koala Genome Save the Species From Deforestation and Chlamydia?

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You really gotta feel for the koala. It lives exclusively on poisonous eucalyptus leaves, which limits its feeding options. Habitat destruction has splintered the species into isolated populations. And as if that weren’t enough, koalas are suffering a chlamydia epidemic. All told, Australia’s iconic tree-dwelling marsupial is in serious trouble. What appear to be disparate…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Look Closely: These Aren’t Flowers—They’re Fireworks

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Look Closely: These Aren’t Flowers—They’re Fireworks

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If you look down and see flowers, you’re likely out in nature or passing a neighborhood flower bed. However, if you look up and see flowers, you’re likely looking at the kind of fireworks Charlie Sin strives to capture. Every Independence Day since 2013, the Los Angeles-based photographer has trekked up to his favorite viewing…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Dell to Return to Public Markets With Tracking Stock

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Dell to Return to Public Markets With Tracking Stock

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When Michael S. Dell took his namesake technology company private in 2013, he said that doing so would give him the freedom to prepare it for a future that stretched well beyond personal computers. Having expanded Dell into a huge one-stop technology shop for businesses, he and his financial partner, the investment firm Silver Lake,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Facebook is buying UK’s Bloomsbury AI to ramp up natural language tech in London

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Facebook is buying UK’s Bloomsbury AI to ramp up natural language tech in London

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Perhaps rightly, there has long been a perception that Google-owned Deepmind has been the most aggressive in hoovering up a lot of the U.K.’s best talent in artificial intelligence, but now Facebook appears to be turning its eye to the country. TechCrunch understands that the social network behemoth is acquiring London-based Bloomsbury AI, a startup…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Truth About Terahertz

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Truth About Terahertz

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Illustration: Chad Hagen Wirelessly transfer huge files in the blink of an eye! Detect bombs, poison gas clouds, and concealed weapons from afar! Peer through walls with T-ray vision! You can do it all with terahertz technology—or so you might believe after perusing popular accounts of the subject. The truth is a bit more nuanced.…