Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Feds probe whether Uber hired fewer women, paid them less

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Feds probe whether Uber hired fewer women, paid them less

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Enlarge / Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Uber, arrives at the Sun Valley Resort for the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 10, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesThe United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has opened a formal investigation into the hiring and employment practices of Uber. According to…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Elon Musk could face lawsuit for calling cave rescuer a “pedo guy”

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Elon Musk could face lawsuit for calling cave rescuer a “pedo guy”

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Enlarge / Elon Musk speaks onstage at SXSW on March 11, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Getty Images | Diego Donamaria A diver who helped rescue boys trapped in a Thailand cave may sue Elon Musk after the tech billionaire called the rescuer a “pedo guy.” Diver Vernon Unsworth was instrumental in the rescue, and he…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: The best non-Amazon deals if Prime Day doesn’t matter to you

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: The best non-Amazon deals if Prime Day doesn’t matter to you

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Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today, as you may have heard, Amazon Prime Day begins—it’s the annual sales event/advertisement/sunk cost celebration in which Amazon discounts thousands of items for members of its Prime subscription service. While more than 100 million people now subscribe to Prime, the event still leaves a big…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: All the best Amazon Prime Day deals happening right now

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: All the best Amazon Prime Day deals happening right now

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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. And not just any deals—Prime Day deals. Yes, today is the big one. The one the Dealmaster has been stretching and preparing and running up steps Rocky II-style for. From now through Tuesday, it’s Amazon’s Prime Day 2018 event, in…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | To make Curiosity (et al) more curious, NASA and ESA smarten up AI in space

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | To make Curiosity (et al) more curious, NASA and ESA smarten up AI in space

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Block Island, the largest meteorite yet found on Mars and one of several identified by the Mars Exploration Rovers. NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover has done many great things in its decade-plus of service—but initially, it rolled 600 feet past one of the initiative’s biggest discoveries: the Block Island meteorite. Measuring about 67 centimeters across, the…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Britain joins the microlaunch space race with a new rocket and spaceport

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Britain joins the microlaunch space race with a new rocket and spaceport

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Orbex launcher lifting off from Sutherland Spaceport. Orbex/Anders Bøggild Stage 2 of the rocket deploying a payload in orbit. Orbex/Anders Bøggild Here’s what the company describes as “innovative” carbon fiber fuel tanks. Orbex/Anders Bøggild Orbex says it is developing a “radiation resistant” orbital flight computer. Orbex/Anders Bøggild The United Kingdom has entered the race to…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Roku wants to grab audiophiles with its new wireless speakers for Roku TVs

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Roku wants to grab audiophiles with its new wireless speakers for Roku TVs

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The new Roku TV Wireless Speakers come in a set of two. The speakers are wireless except for power, and they’ll come in a bundle with the voice remote and the new Touch voice remote for $199. Roku Roku promises high-quality audio with dialogue enhancements and automatic volume leveling with its speakers. Roku Roku focuses…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Another Volcano? Jupiter Probe Sees Hotspot on Roiling Moon Io (Photo)

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Another Volcano? Jupiter Probe Sees Hotspot on Roiling Moon Io (Photo)

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This annotated image highlights the location of a new heat source close to the south pole of the Jupiter moon Io. The image was generated from data collected on Dec. 16, 2017, by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper instrument aboard NASA’s Juno probe when the spacecraft was about 290,000 miles (470,000 kilometers) from Io. Higher…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Partial Solar Eclipse Spotted from Tasmania (Photo)

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Partial Solar Eclipse Spotted from Tasmania (Photo)

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Williams College astronomer Jay Pasachoff captured this view of a partial solar eclipse from Tasmania on July 13, 2018. Credit: Jay Pasachoff You probably didn’t see Friday’s (July 13) partial solar eclipse, but you can get an eyeful of the celestial event thanks to a photo by veteran eclipse observer Jay Pasachoff. The eclipse was…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Why Mars appears to be moving backward

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Why Mars appears to be moving backward

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Our solar system is in constant motion, with all eight planets — and dwarf planet Pluto — orbiting the sun. Most of those planets are visible from Earth, even to the naked eye. If you track them in the sky night after night, you’ll notice that their position changes slightly; as they orbit the sun,…