Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers EU fines Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer $130M for online price fixing

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers EU fines Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer $130M for online price fixing

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The European Union’s antitrust authorities have issued a series of penalties, fining consumer electronics companies Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer more than €110 million (~$130M) in four separate decisions for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on their online retailers in breach of EU competition rules. It says the four companies engaged in so-called “fixed…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers YC’s 2018 Summer Reading List

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers YC’s 2018 Summer Reading List

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A post about summer reading on Hacker News inspired us to put a list together for 2018. Here’s what we’ve been reading. The Years of Lyndon Johnson “As in many of the best books of history I’ve read, the author (Caro) makes an argument larger than LBJ and tells a story that can’t be encompassed…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Philips accidentally leaks a new, outdoor version of its Hue LightStrip

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Philips accidentally leaks a new, outdoor version of its Hue LightStrip

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Philips has a new outdoor version of its smart LightStrip in the works. Creatively dubbed the Outdoor LightStrip, the product appeared in a since deleted post from the Philip Hue Netherlands website, spotted by HomeKit News. As the name suggests, the Outdoor LightStrip is a water-resistant version of the LightStrip for use outdoors. It’s still…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Biggest Changes In No Man’s Sky Next Update

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Biggest Changes In No Man’s Sky Next Update

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Hello Games has launched the newest free update for No Man’s Sky, called Next. The update makes massive overhauls to the game by adding multiplayer, character customization, command freighters, and visual upgrades. Next is the fourth major update to No Man’s Sky, following Foundation, Pathfinder, and Atlas Rises. No Man’s Sky originally launched on PS4…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Tested: Apple’s patch fixes the thermal slowdowns in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Tested: Apple’s patch fixes the thermal slowdowns in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro

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Apple’s patch on Tuesday seems to fix most —if not all —of the clock speed excursions that the 15-inch MacBook Pro was experiencing when under load. AppleInsider delves into the situation, runs the numbers in some real-world applications, and talks about what led us to this point. How this began Intel’s 2.9GHz six-core Core i9…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Wrecking Ball Rolls into Overwatch on PS4 – Patch Notes Released

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Wrecking Ball Rolls into Overwatch on PS4 – Patch Notes Released

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Overwatch‘s newest hero is Wrecking Ball, the mech-riding mutant hamster with an adorable everything. Even the robot, honestly. As of today, Wrecking Ball has made his way to the console versions of Overwatch, and Blizzard has released the relevant patch notes. You can read them for an overall rundown of Wrecking Ball, as well as updates…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Fortnite Season 5 Challenge Guide: Birthday Cakes, Basketball Hoops, Search Between Oasis, And More

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Fortnite Season 5 Challenge Guide: Birthday Cakes, Basketball Hoops, Search Between Oasis, And More

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Season 5 of Fortnite: Battle Royale has kicked off on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and iOS. As before, the new season brings with it an assortment of new challenges to complete, as well as a variety of Battle Pass rewards to unlock. This time, however, Epic has made a few notable changes to…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Xiaomi Announces Mi A2 and A2 Lite Android One Phones

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Xiaomi Announces Mi A2 and A2 Lite Android One Phones

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Xiaomi is one of the biggest Android device makers on the planet with phones like the Redmi Note selling in unfathomable numbers all across Asia. One of Xiaomi’s most popular phones of last year was created in partnership with Google,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | 24 people have now been sentenced in India-based phone-scam case

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | 24 people have now been sentenced in India-based phone-scam case

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Enlarge / A sign identifies the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington, DC, on Friday, May 7, 2010. A total of 24 people who pleaded guilty to their involvement in a massive years-long phone scam often involving fake Internal Revenue Service and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officials have now been given prison…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | A quick word on which versions of Mega Man X Legacy Collection to get—or avoid

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | A quick word on which versions of Mega Man X Legacy Collection to get—or avoid

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CapcomToday’s launch of the Mega Man X Legacy Collection series is a biggie in the retro-anthology craze. At its best, Capcom’s “X” fork of Mega Man puts a giant exclamation point at the end of the “action-platformer” genre. Basically, if you crave a brutally tough mix of high-speed jumps, pesky enemies, overcharged weapons, and incredible sprite…