Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Audi’s Electric E-Tron Ditches Side-View Mirrors for Cameras

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Audi’s Electric E-Tron Ditches Side-View Mirrors for Cameras

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Making an electric car means dealing with problems. Costs go up compared to conventional vehicles. Customers suffer from range anxiety. Charging networks are far from ubiquitous. And noise becomes a major problem. Yes, the cruel irony of ditching the internal combustion engine is that your ears can suddenly pick up the sounds all that pistoning…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Cruise-on-Cruise Crash Reveals the Hardest Thing About Self-Driving Tech

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Cruise-on-Cruise Crash Reveals the Hardest Thing About Self-Driving Tech

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. On June 11, a self-driving Cruise Chevrolet Bolt had just made a left onto San Francisco’s Bryant Street, right near the General Motors-owned company’s garage. Then, whoops: Another self-driving Cruise, this one being driven by a Cruise human employee, thumped into its rear bumper. Yes, very minor…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How the Pentagon Keeps Its App Store Secure

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How the Pentagon Keeps Its App Store Secure

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Every day, companies like Google and Apple wage a constant battle to keep malicious apps out of their marketplaces and off people’s phones. And while they do catch a lot of malware before it does any damage, there are always a few nasty infiltrators that manage to sneak by and end up getting downloaded by…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired SCOTUS and Congress Leave the Right to Privacy Up for Grabs

Hexbyte Tech News Wired SCOTUS and Congress Leave the Right to Privacy Up for Grabs

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Privacy is a squishy concept, one that constantly evolves with the times—and with changing technologies. Advances in how we store and communicate information shift expectations around what we can keep to ourselves, and what the rest of the world is able to know. The disruption of established privacy norms is nothing new: People were concerned…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Superman’s Metropolis is Real—It’s a Small Town in Illinois

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Superman’s Metropolis is Real—It’s a Small Town in Illinois

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In the DC Comics universe, Metropolis is the fictional mega-city where Clark Kent works as a reporter for The Daily Planet and, in his spare time, fights crime as Superman. In the real world, Metropolis is a small town of about 6,500 people in southern Illinois, just across the Ohio River from Kentucky. The histories…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Do Thundershirts Really Calm Dogs During Fireworks

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Do Thundershirts Really Calm Dogs During Fireworks

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The dogs will lose their minds. They always do. Every Fourth of July in America, as children stay up past their bedtime to watch colors explode in the sky and adults sit on the back of pickup trucks drinking beer and marveling at a pyrotechnic technology 12 centuries old, pets across the country panic with…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired 10 Scathing Political Satires to Stream This Independence Day

Hexbyte Tech News Wired 10 Scathing Political Satires to Stream This Independence Day

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Palling around with Kim Jong-un. Portraying Canada as America’s number one enemy. Waiting in horror to see what happens when an impotent man-baby gets his finger on the nuclear button. If some of these scenarios sound familiar, it’s not necessarily because they’re ripped from the headlines (though in some cases, it’s pretty close); it’s because…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers NASA to test ‘quiet’ supersonic flights over Texas

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers NASA to test ‘quiet’ supersonic flights over Texas

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(CNN) — NASA’s mission to create a quiet supersonic aircraft that could revolutionize air travel has moved a step closer with plans for tests over Texas. The space agency has announced it will publicly demonstrate its technology near the coastal resort city of Galveston to ensure that its prototype really will be barely audible when…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers React Native: A retrospective from the mobile-engineering team at Udacity

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers React Native: A retrospective from the mobile-engineering team at Udacity

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What Issues Did We Face? During our time with React Native, we faced a number of issues. Some of these can be attributed to our process, some to our use cases, and some to React Native itself. Design & Experience Challenges Platform Consistent UI/UX Because we were integrated a few new screens into larger existing experiences,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Fixing bufferbloat on your home network with OpenBSD 6.2 or newer

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Fixing bufferbloat on your home network with OpenBSD 6.2 or newer

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My home network (which is also my work network) is a standard-issue Comcast cable hookup. In spite of a tolerable 120 megabits down, my experience of daily Internet use is regularly frustrating. Video streams and video chats drop in quality inexplicably. SSH sessions become laggy. Web pages fail to load quickly, and then seem to…