Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | People buried at Stonehenge may have come from as far away as Wales

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | People buried at Stonehenge may have come from as far away as Wales

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Y’all aren’t from around here, are you? — Some may have hailed from the same area as the bluestones, new analysis suggests. Kiona N. Smith – Aug 3, 2018 1:15 pm UTC Enlarge / Archaeologists excavate ancient human remains re-interred in Aubrey Hole 7 in the 1920s.Adam Stanford of Aerial-Cam LtdNew chemical analysis of cremated…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | WarioWare Gold: A fine example of Nintendo’s weird “end of life” history

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | WarioWare Gold: A fine example of Nintendo’s weird “end of life” history

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Fronkly, my dear — Thanks to WarioWare Gold’s unique timing, this review comes with a history lesson. Sam Machkovech – Aug 3, 2018 11:30 am UTC Enlarge / It’s-a-he, Wario.NintendoNintendo’s WarioWare Gold launches this week, and if we’re judging the game within a vacuum, it’s pretty good. We’ve been micro-gaming with the WarioWare series for…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Gig economy 101—“I came to this bar in a Lyft, should I feel guilty about that?”

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Gig economy 101—“I came to this bar in a Lyft, should I feel guilty about that?”

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FedEx-ed should-be employees — Video: At the latest Ars Live, labor law expert Veena Dubal beaks down on-demand realities. Nathan Mattise – Aug 3, 2018 11:01 am UTC The latest Ars Live episode.”I came to this bar in a Lyft,” Ars’ Cyrus Farivar started. “Should I feel guilty about that?” From there, UC Hastings labor law…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Rocket Report: Japan chasing SpaceX, missile-test failure, Russian trolling

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Rocket Report: Japan chasing SpaceX, missile-test failure, Russian trolling

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Booster signal — Oh my, there is a lot of news to get to this week. Eric Berger – Aug 3, 2018 11:00 am UTC Welcome to Edition 1.11 of the Rocket Report! This week we have scads of news, including some rocket failures in America and big plans among Chinese rocket companies. Also, the…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | EA issues apology after removing Kaepernick’s name from song in Madden 19 [Updated]

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | EA issues apology after removing Kaepernick’s name from song in Madden 19 [Updated]

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All cap — Full apology: “We messed up, and the edit should never have happened.” Sam Machkovech – Aug 3, 2018 12:32 am UTC Update, 8:20pm ET: EA issued an apology on Thursday after rapper Big Sean accused the game maker of censoring his song in new video game Madden NFL 19. The game maker took…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | A bright meteor over Greenland didn’t spark nuclear war. [Phew]

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | A bright meteor over Greenland didn’t spark nuclear war. [Phew]

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Last week — on July 25, 2018, just before 10PM UTC — a space rock the size of Mini Cooper and moving at two dozen times the speed of a rifle bullet burned up over Greenland. It also occurred, as noted by Hans Kristensen (director of the Nuclear Information Project of the Federation of American…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Historic mission to ‘touch the sun’ passes final tests before launch, NASA says

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Historic mission to ‘touch the sun’ passes final tests before launch, NASA says

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NASA says that the Parker Space Probe has passed its final inspections in the clean room as it inches closer to lifting off and becoming humanity’s first-ever mission to “touch the sun.”  The U.S. space agency says in an update that the probe named for living astrophysicist Eugene Parker has a targeted launch date of…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory wants you to build your own ‘ROV-E’ rover

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory wants you to build your own ‘ROV-E’ rover

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory does a lot of work with rovers. The group works tirelessly to keep tabs on all kinds of NASA hardware, including the rovers currently scooting around Mars. Now, in an awesome twist, JPL wants everyone to make their own rovers, and they’re giving you all the instructions and advice to make…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired You Won’t Miss Brookstone, But You Should

Hexbyte Tech News Wired You Won’t Miss Brookstone, But You Should

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Sandy Huffaker/Corbis/Getty ImagesSandy Huffaker/Corbis/Getty ImagesIn singularly unsurprising news, Brookstone has filed for bankruptcy. The company will shutter its remaining 101 mall storefronts, officially closing out an era that began its fade years ago. Even if you won’t mourn its disappearance—even if you haven’t stepped inside a mall since the Mallrats era—it’s worth a moment of…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired It’s Never Too Late to Be a Reader Again

Hexbyte Tech News Wired It’s Never Too Late to Be a Reader Again

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The next time you put down a book, remember this: it’s not you. It’s not the book, either. (OK, maybe it’s the book.) It’s the timing.Matthieu Spohn/Getty ImagesThe next time you put down a book, remember this: it’s not you. It’s not the book, either. (OK, maybe it’s the book.) It’s the timing.Matthieu Spohn/Getty ImagesIt…