Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 with USB Restricted Mode

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 with USB Restricted Mode

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Enlarge / The iPhone X running iOS 11. Samuel AxonToday, Apple released iOS 11.4.1 for iPhones and iPads—a small update that fixes a couple bugs and introduces a new security feature. This is the fifteenth update since iOS 11 released last September. It’s available to the same devices as iOS 11.4—the iPhone 5S and later, the…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Chinese firm will build battery factory in Germany to supply BMW, Volkswagen

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Chinese firm will build battery factory in Germany to supply BMW, Volkswagen

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Enlarge / The Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) headquarters and manufacturing complex is reflected in a mudflat in Ningde, Fujian Province, China, in January 2018. CATL already sells the most batteries to the biggest electric-vehicle makers in the biggest EV market: China. A Chinese battery company called Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) has chosen a…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | China producing x86 chips nearly identical to AMD server processors

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | China producing x86 chips nearly identical to AMD server processors

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Enlarge / A chip almost identical to AMD’s EPYC processor has begun to appear in China. It’s the result of an AMD joint venture with a Chinese government-owned investment group. Thanks to a licensing deal with AMD and a complex joint-venture arrangement, the Chinese chip producer Chengdu Haiguang IC Design Co. (Hygon) is now producing…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Xiaomi’s IPO makes it the third-most valuable smartphone maker

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Xiaomi’s IPO makes it the third-most valuable smartphone maker

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Enlarge / Xiaomi execs open the HK stock exchange. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi kicked off its initial public offering (IPO) today. The company debuted on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the symbol “1810-HK,” and with the Hong Kong market closed after a day of trading, the stock settled in at 16.80HKD ($2.14). This was down from…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | US puts fierce squeeze on breastfeeding policy, shocking health officials

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | US puts fierce squeeze on breastfeeding policy, shocking health officials

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In May, a US delegation to the World Health Organization issued stunning trade and military threats in its opposition to a well-established and otherwise uncontroversial resolution encouraging breastfeeding, according to new reporting by The New York Times. The hundreds of delegates in attendance expected an effortless approval of the resolution by the World Health Assembly,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | AT&T wants to overhaul HBO, says it isn’t profitable enough

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | AT&T wants to overhaul HBO, says it isn’t profitable enough

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Enlarge / Dolores can’t abide a drop in HBO’s quality. HBOAT&T has been the proud owner of HBO for less than a month, and it is already considering an overhaul that would see HBO produce more video that can compete for the attention of smartphone users. AT&T wants to boost revenue both in advertising and…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Building the world’s highest-resolution telescope

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Building the world’s highest-resolution telescope

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Enlarge / The Y-shaped Navy Precision Optical Interferometer in northern Arizona can function like a telescope with a mirror 400 meters wide. Google MapsIf Lowell Observatory’s Gerard van Belle gets his way, you’ll soon be watching an exoplanet cross the face of its star, hundreds of light-years from the Earth. He can’t show you that…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Milky Weigh: New Method Pins Down Our Galaxy’s Mass

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Milky Weigh: New Method Pins Down Our Galaxy’s Mass

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The Milky Way stretches across the sky above the La Silla telescope in Chile. A new estimate pegs our galaxy’s mass at 960 billion times that of the sun. Credit: ESO/S. Brunier Astronomers now have a much better idea of just how much the Milky Way weighs. nearby ly teof the Milky Way’s mass. That…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Meteor spotted streaking across much of Midwest – including Chicago area – Sunday night

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Meteor spotted streaking across much of Midwest – including Chicago area – Sunday night

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The fireworks are over, but nature put on a show Sunday night with a fireball visible over a very large part of the Midwest. The American Meteor Society said it has received more than 240 reports from nine states about the event. The reports allowed the society to estimate the track of the meteor from…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired In Immigration Fight, Silicon Valley Must Stop Feigning Neutrality

Hexbyte Tech News Wired In Immigration Fight, Silicon Valley Must Stop Feigning Neutrality

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Last month, the Trump administration announced that it would halt its policy of separating young asylum-seekers from their parents. For those Americans angered by their government’s cruel treatment of children as young as a few months old, this was a hard-fought victory. It came only after relentless lobbying of Congress; after the defection and shocking testimony of…