Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired ‘Fire Flowers’ Dazzle in Gorgeous Photos of Japanese Fireworks

Hexbyte Tech News Wired ‘Fire Flowers’ Dazzle in Gorgeous Photos of Japanese Fireworks

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Color fills up the night sky during the Aizu National Fireworks Competition in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. Pyrotechnics fill the air during the Atami Ocean Fireworks Display in Atami City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Each year, local governments throw some 7,000 “fire flower” festivals, like the Tamamura Fireworks Display in Tamamura Town, Gunma Prefecture. Pyrotechnical displays—like the…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired In Defense of the Vegan Hot Dog

Hexbyte Tech News Wired In Defense of the Vegan Hot Dog

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The Fourth of July is a holiday consecrated in meat smoke. On this day, lovers, neighbors, children, and friends gather around a BBQ, cold beers sweating in hand, to stare into piles of pork belly, strip steak, burger patties, and row after row of red hot dogs. We watch the embers char the flesh as…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Small-Town America Through the Lens of an Immigrant

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Small-Town America Through the Lens of an Immigrant

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In 2015, Greek-born photographer Niko Kallianiotis began driving around Pennsylvania, taking photos of small-town life. Kallianiotis, who grew up in the small Greek town of Kozani, says he feels a strong connection to these modest, blue-collar cities. Although Kallianiotis doesn’t avoid the shuttered shops and closed-down factories, his photographs focus on the human side of…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired 5 Comics You Should Read Before Seeing ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

Hexbyte Tech News Wired 5 Comics You Should Read Before Seeing ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

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So, you’re getting psyched for this weekend’s Ant-Man and the Wasp and you’ve found yourself a fan of the idea of a miniature woman with wings kick ass and take names. The next step is obvious: It’s time to go read some Wasp comics, preferably with Ant-Man involved if at all possible. (Not that it’s…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired HTC Made a Dream Phone With No Buttons, and It’s a Nightmare

Hexbyte Tech News Wired HTC Made a Dream Phone With No Buttons, and It’s a Nightmare

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One day, smartphones will be reduced to their simplest, most elemental form: a single slab of glass. That’s what shows like Black Mirror, The Expanse, and even (yes) Parks & Recreation like to tell us. I’ve always thought that future was a ways off, but HTC is apparently ready to get the ball rolling. HTC’s…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired We Have No Idea How Bad the US Tick Problem Is

Hexbyte Tech News Wired We Have No Idea How Bad the US Tick Problem Is

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When Rick Ostfeld gets bitten by a tick, he knows right away. After decades studying tick-borne diseases as an ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, Ostfeld has been bitten more than 100 times, and his body now reacts to tick saliva with an intense burning sensation. He’s an exception.…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Radical As Ever, Boots Riley Takes On the Tech Boom

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Radical As Ever, Boots Riley Takes On the Tech Boom

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When I meet Boots Riley at an art studio in Downtown Oakland, he’s wearing a little bit of everything. On top, a checkered blazer over a cardigan and a white dress shirt open to the fourth button; below, salmon pants and bright white sneakers. His outfit is accented by a pocket square, and by his…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Einstein Right Again: Even the Heaviest Objects Fall the Same Way – D-brief

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Einstein Right Again: Even the Heaviest Objects Fall the Same Way – D-brief

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The pulsar and the inner white dwarf are in a 1.6-day orbit. This pair is in a 327-day orbit with the outer white dwarf, much further away. (Credit: SKA organization) Albert Einstein’s been having quite a few weeks! First his “imaginary elevator” thought experiment was confirmed with unprecedented precision, then his theory of relativity was…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers EnclaveDB: a secure database using SGX

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers EnclaveDB: a secure database using SGX

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EnclaveDB: A secure database using SGX Priebe et al., IEEE Security & Privacy 2018 This is a really interesting paper (if you’re into this kind of thing I guess!) bringing together the security properties of Intel’s SGX enclaves with the Hekaton SQL Server database engine. The result is a secure database environment with impressive runtime…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Mui Mui tags in for SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, only one more reveal left

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Mui Mui tags in for SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, only one more reveal left

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The dragon girl SNK and by proxy, its worldwide publisher NIS, have been steadily revealing fighters for SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, and most of them have ranged from “okay I can get behind that” to “wow, they did what?!” with Terry Bogard firmly sitting in the latter category. This one is a little more…