Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired European Ruling Could Slow Africa’s Push For Crispr Crops

Hexbyte Tech News Wired European Ruling Could Slow Africa’s Push For Crispr Crops

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Many European scientists cheered back in January when it seemed the court of the European Union would ease its restrictions on gene-editing technology in food. In a 15,000-word opinion, an advisor to the European Court of Justice suggested that gene-edited crops should not face the same stiff regulations as genetically modified organisms—as long as they…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The ‘Guerrilla’ Wikipedia Editors Who Combat Conspiracy Theories

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The ‘Guerrilla’ Wikipedia Editors Who Combat Conspiracy Theories

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Susan Gerbic spent her career photographing babies at a department store in Salinas, California, just 100 miles south of San Francisco. Today, the retired 55-year-old has dedicated her life to something entirely different: Wikipedia. As a member of the skeptical movement, Gerbic is committed to promoting critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and empirical evidence—particularly when it…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired ‘Castle Rock’ Proves Netflix’s Sci-Fi Push Into Genre Is Spreading

Hexbyte Tech News Wired ‘Castle Rock’ Proves Netflix’s Sci-Fi Push Into Genre Is Spreading

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Late in an early episode of Castle Rock, the show chooses a humorless moment to poke a little fun at the audience. Henry Deaver (Andre Holland) sits in halting conversation with a mysterious young man (Bill Skarsgård), their bodies separated by glass and their voices joined by jailhouse phones. Or Deaver’s voice, at least—the young…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Scientists Discover the First Large Body of Liquid Water on Mars

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Scientists Discover the First Large Body of Liquid Water on Mars

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For decades Mars has teased scientists with whispers of water’s presence. Valleys and basins and rivers long dry point to the planet’s hydrous past. The accumulation of condensation on surface landers and the detection of vast subterranean ice deposits suggest the stuff still lingers in gaseous and solid states. But liquid water has proved more…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller Gets an Accessible Box Design

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller Gets an Accessible Box Design

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When the Xbox team at Microsoft first unveiled the Xbox Adaptive Controller back in May, the design drew applause from the gaming community. The fact that a prominent gaming hardware manufacturer was directly addressing the needs of disabled gamers with innovative product design was a moment worth noting. The controller, called the XAC, is remarkable…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Maglite ML300L: The Illuminating Origins of This Tough Flashlight

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Maglite ML300L: The Illuminating Origins of This Tough Flashlight

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Back in the early ’70s, an ex-cop gave Tony Maglica a hot tip. He told Maglica—a machinist who churned out artillery shells—that police had a beef with their flashlights. The torches, usually plastic, broke too easily. The former deputy sheriff wondered if Maglica could make something solid, maybe out of aluminum. Maglica delivered a product…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Clever Navigation System Can’t Save This Budget Robovac

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Clever Navigation System Can’t Save This Budget Robovac

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Designing a budget robot vacuum is an unenviable task. Most robot vacuums already operate within a very limited set of engineering constraints. They all have to be about the same size and make below a certain level of noise. The batteries have to operate for a certain length of time. Within this set of constraints,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Introducing Address Verification and Full PGP Support – ProtonMail Blog

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Introducing Address Verification and Full PGP Support – ProtonMail Blog

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Address Verification allows you to be sure you are securely communicating with the right person, while PGP support adds encrypted email interoperability. Starting with the latest release of ProtonMail on web (v3.14), iOS and Android (v1.9), and the latest versions of the ProtonMail IMAP/SMTP Bridge, ProtonMail now supports Address Verification, along with full PGP interoperability…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Liquid water ‘lake’ revealed on Mars

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Liquid water ‘lake’ revealed on Mars

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Image copyright Science Photo Library Researchers have found evidence of an existing body of liquid water on Mars. What they believe to be a lake sits under the planet’s south polar ice cap, and is about 20km (12 miles) across. Previous research found possible signs of intermittent liquid water flowing on the martian surface, but…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Page Lifecycle API  |  Web
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Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Page Lifecycle API  |  Web  |  Google Developers

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Engineer at Google working on the Web Platform Modern browsers today will sometimes suspend pages or discard them entirely when system resources are constrained. In the future, browsers want to do this proactively, so they consume less power and memory. The Page Lifecycle API, shipping in Chrome 68, provides lifecycle hooks so your pages can…