Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Google resurrects Google Now’s predictive cards, sticks them in the Assistant

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Google resurrects Google Now’s predictive cards, sticks them in the Assistant

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Here’s the Android interface. Just tap on the second icon in the top right to get the card feed. Google Travel time cards are back! Google Upcoming appointments are back! Google Upcoming trips and recent orders are back! Google Stocks and a few Assistant discoverability things. Google Popular Assistant commands. Google There’s a big update…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Microsoft is making the Windows command line a lot better

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Microsoft is making the Windows command line a lot better

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The Windows 7 console didn’t support VT codes, so it completely garbles the output of applications that depend on VT codes. The Windows 10 console, however, does support VT codes, making it much more capable. One of the sore points of the Windows command-line environment is that the command-line windows themselves, the “console” windows, have…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: Robert Green on what darkness lurks in our DNA

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: Robert Green on what darkness lurks in our DNA

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Enlarge / No matter how many times you stick your head in a microwave, this probably won’t happen. 20th Century FoxThis week we’re serializing yet another episode of the After On Podcast here on Ars. The broader series is built around deep-dive interviews with world-class thinkers, founders, and scientists and tends to be very tech-…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Chinese space official seems unimpressed with NASA’s lunar gateway

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Chinese space official seems unimpressed with NASA’s lunar gateway

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Enlarge / ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer joined Chinese colleagues in Yantai, China, to take part in their sea survival training on August 19, 2017. ESAThis week, the European and Chinese space agencies held a workshop in Amsterdam to discuss cooperation between Europe and China on lunar science missions. The meeting comes as Europe seems increasingly…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Bill to save net neutrality gets first Republican vote in US House

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Bill to save net neutrality gets first Republican vote in US House

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The congressional bill to reinstate net neutrality rules has finally received support from a House Republican. US Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) today announced his support for the bill. Coffman is signing a discharge petition that would force the House to vote on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution; the resolution would reverse the Federal Communications…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Tempest 4000 finally lives after delays, legal threats—but what’s up on PC?

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Tempest 4000 finally lives after delays, legal threats—but what’s up on PC?

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Enlarge / This is a 2018 title screen, we swear. Atari / LlamasoftEver since 1994’s Tempest 2000, British game developer Jeff Minter has been inextricably linked to Atari. Published by Atari for its Jaguar system, Tempest 2000 was easily among that notorious console’s best, and it combined the spirit of the original Tempest with power-ups, psychedelic…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Astronomers Find a Famous Exoplanet’s Doppelgänger

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Astronomers Find a Famous Exoplanet’s Doppelgänger

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When it comes to extrasolar planets, appearances can be deceiving. Astronomers have imaged a new planet, and it appears nearly identical to one of the best studied gas-giant planets. But this doppelgänger differs in one very important way: its origin. “We have found a gas-giant planet that is a virtual twin of a previously known…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Chinese Researchers Achieve Stunning Quantum-Entanglement Record

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Chinese Researchers Achieve Stunning Quantum-Entanglement Record

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Scientists have just packed 18 qubits—the most basic units of quantum computing—into just six weirdly connected photons. That’s an unprecedented three qubits per photon, and a record for the number of qubits linked to one another via quantum entanglement. So why is this exciting? All the work that goes on in a conventional computer, including whatever…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Capture this month’s ‘Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse perfectly using these tips from a pro photographer

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Capture this month’s ‘Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse perfectly using these tips from a pro photographer

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Acclaimed landscape photographer David Norton has some top tips for photographing the blood moon

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why Sinclair’s Bid to Buy the Tribune Company Might Die

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why Sinclair’s Bid to Buy the Tribune Company Might Die

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Sinclair Broadcasting’s proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media, which would have expanded the conservative media company’s footprint to nearly three-fourths of American households, suddenly appears in trouble. Today, Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai effectively came out against the acquisition by proposing to refer it to a hearing with a judge. In theory, the…