Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Pot Breathalyzer Is Here. Maybe

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Pot Breathalyzer Is Here. Maybe

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California Highway Patrol Sgt. Jaimi Kenyon blows into a alcohol breathalyzer during a demonstration of devices used to test drivers suspected of impaired driving May 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers and police are hoping new devices will be developed to effectively test for marijuana use by drivers. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption toggle caption Rich Pedroncelli/AP…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices

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Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Thomas Royen at his home in Schwalbach am Taunus, Germany.Rüdiger Nehmzow/Quanta MagazineAs he was brushing his teeth on the morning of July 17, 2014, Thomas Royen, a little-known retired German statistician, suddenly lit upon the proof of a famous conjecture at the intersection of geometry, probability theory,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Extracting audio from visual information

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Extracting audio from visual information

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Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof glass. In other experiments,…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech 2019 BMW M5 Competition first drive review: Higher track IQ with tradeoffs

Hexbyte – Science and Tech 2019 BMW M5 Competition first drive review: Higher track IQ with tradeoffs

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Last year, I drove latest BMW M5 on road and track in Portugal and concluded that its migration to all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission were both good things. The M xDrive system can very effectively put 600 horsepower to the ground and still offers a rear-wheel drive setting for driving purist, while its automatic…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct Announced For This Week

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct Announced For This Week

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Some more Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news is on the way very soon. Before the Super Smash Bros. Melee Grand Finals kicked off at EVO 2018, Nintendo announced it is going to broadcast a special Nintendo Direct presentation all about the upcoming Smash game for Switch this Wednesday, August 8.The Direct will begin at 7…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech ‘Fortnite’ for Android Will Skip the Play Store. Should Google Be Worried?

Hexbyte – Science and Tech ‘Fortnite’ for Android Will Skip the Play Store. Should Google Be Worried?

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Epic Games, makers of the uber-popular Fortnite: Battle Royale, have confirmed that the game’s Android version will not be available on the Google Play store. Instead, Epic will make an installer for the free-to-play game available on its website when it’s released, probably very soon. The decision is bold, given the stranglehold the Play Store…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Arc System Works Announces the ArcRevo World Tour

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Arc System Works Announces the ArcRevo World Tour

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Some pretty big news from the minds at Arc System Works as the company has announced a brand-new tournament called the ArcRevo World Tour. This tournament will kick off in the fall of 2018 and will include major qualifies across the globe happening at events over the course of the next calendar year, concluding in the…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Facebook Now Testing Mobile Dating App Among Employees

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Facebook Now Testing Mobile Dating App Among Employees

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Facebook started testing its new mobile dating service announced at its F8 developer conference in early May as a potential rival to the likes of Tinder and OkCupid, with the first phase of the company’s experimentation efforts being focused exclusively on its own employees. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong first discovered the feature earlier this week,…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Teens target of ‘suicide challenge’ spreading on social media

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Teens target of ‘suicide challenge’ spreading on social media

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Momo (Photo: Unidad de Investigacion de Delitos Informaticos)A suicide game called “Momo” is spreading on social media, prompting police in multiple countries to issue warnings about it.The “Momo” challenge asks people to add a contact via WhatsApp. They are then urged to hurt themselves or commit suicide.It has been compared to the “Blue Whale challenge”…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Hospital superbugs are evolving to survive hand sanitizers

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Hospital superbugs are evolving to survive hand sanitizers

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This isn’t good — The drug-resistant bacteria aren’t resistant to alcohol sanitizers—yet. Beth Mole – Aug 5, 2018 1:00 pm UTC Enlarge / A woman wearing a surgical mask washing her hands with a hand sanitizer. Popular hand sanitizers may be heading the way of antibiotics, according to a study published this week in Science…