Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Learning from Terminals to Design the Future of User Interfaces

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Learning from Terminals to Design the Future of User Interfaces

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I was recently called out on Twitter for claiming that Electron-based Slack, with three teams configured, regularly takes 30+ seconds to load. They claimed that I was either committing gross hyperbole, or the victim of some localized problem. I responded by sending over a video of me opening Slack and loading each of my teams…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers A tiny forest tribe built a DIY drone from YouTube to fight off illegal loggers

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers A tiny forest tribe built a DIY drone from YouTube to fight off illegal loggers

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The engine started, the propeller began spinning, and with a high whine the drone shot into the air—before quickly crashing to the ground. It took a few more tries before the drone flew straight, but when it did, it soared into the azure skies above southern Guyana’s grasslands, and the small crew on the ground…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Facebook Dating will be a feature, not an app; here’s a peek

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Facebook Dating will be a feature, not an app; here’s a peek

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Facebook Dating doesn’t plan to launch a standalone dating app, which should temper expectations about how deeply it’s diving into Tinder and Match Group’s territory. The feature will be based inside Facebook’s main app, alongside its many other utilities buried beyond the home screen. It’s not ready for the public yet, but company employees are…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Destiny 2 Players Have Spent Over 25 Hours Just Deleting Shaders

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Destiny 2 Players Have Spent Over 25 Hours Just Deleting Shaders

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By Tyler Fischer – August 3, 2018 (Photo: Bungie)Ever sit there while you delete shader upon shader upon shader just how many shaders players have deleted in Destiny 2? Well, according to Bungie, 807,635,124 shaders have been deleted in the game since launch. One by one. As you may know, one of the most hated…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Hennessey’s 10000th Vehicle is an 808-HP Ford Mustang

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Hennessey’s 10000th Vehicle is an 808-HP Ford Mustang

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Hennessey announced this week that it has built 10,000 vehicles since opening its doors in 1991. To commemorate the occasion, the Texas tuner has begun production of the Heritage Edition Mustang, which packs 808 hp.The 10,000th vehicle is a Heritage Edition Mustang painted in red and white. This color scheme, which takes after the one…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Even cops say this new Alexa ‘skill’ might scare off potential burglars

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Even cops say this new Alexa ‘skill’ might scare off potential burglars

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An illustration from an Amazon skill that runs an hour-long tape of people talking, to fool burglars into thinking a home is occupied. (Photo: Hippo)SAN FRANCISCO — Homeowners have always come up with clever ways to scare away potential burglars. They leave the television on while they’re away, install dummy cameras or plant the classic “BEWARE OF DOG”…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Surface Go has one of the lowest manual repair scores on the planet

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Surface Go has one of the lowest manual repair scores on the planet

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Rich Shibley/Digital TrendsIf you purchase Microsoft’s new Surface Go thinking you will be able to manually repair the device if something happens, think again. The iFixit website, which thrives on tearing apart devices and scoring their reparability, gives the Surface Go an extremely low 1 out of 10 rating. Simply put, you’re not going to repair…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech ‘Steven Universe’ and ‘OK KO!’ are coming to Nintendo Switch

Hexbyte – Science and Tech ‘Steven Universe’ and ‘OK KO!’ are coming to Nintendo Switch

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Image credit: Cartoon Network The double bundle is coming to PS4 and Xbox One as well. Rob LeFebvre, @roblef 1h ago in AV Comments 0 Shares Share Tweet Share Save Cartoon Network Cartoon Network and Outright Games will release a boxed set bundling both Steven Universe: Save the Light and OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Original Star Wars movies blocked from Disney streaming until 2024

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Original Star Wars movies blocked from Disney streaming until 2024

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oops — Turner Broadcasting bought the rights in 2016, doesn’t want to sell them back. Jonathan M. Gitlin – Aug 3, 2018 1:45 pm UTC A little under a year ago, news broke that Disney was planning its own streaming service for a 2019 launch. The logic from Disney’s perspective is hard to avoid: why…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Compulsive gambling, sex from popular drug? Answer to 100s of lawsuits looms

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Compulsive gambling, sex from popular drug? Answer to 100s of lawsuits looms

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Failure to warn? — After three bellwether cases settle, hundreds near deadline for “global settlement.” Beth Mole – Aug 3, 2018 1:40 pm UTC Enlarge / Bottles of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Abilify brand medication sits on a pharmacy shelf in Princeton, Illinois, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Makers of the blockbuster drug Abilify have until…