Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Sir Patrick Stewart to reprise Picard role in new Star Trek series

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Sir Patrick Stewart to reprise Picard role in new Star Trek series

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Make it so — News comes at official Trek convention in Vegas; will be CBS All Access exclusive. Sam Machkovech – Aug 4, 2018 10:13 pm UTC Enlarge / Sir Patrick Stewart appeared at Saturday’s Las Vegas Star Trek Convention to announce his return to the role of Jean-Luc Picard.At this weekend’s Las Vegas Star…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Metamaterial-equipped endoscope reveals your innermost secrets

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Metamaterial-equipped endoscope reveals your innermost secrets

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All your abnormalities are belong to us — Metamaterial provides a clearer view of hidden tissues. Chris Lee – Aug 4, 2018 4:45 pm UTC Enlarge / An endoscope lens. Metamaterials may allow us to replace the traditional optics of this element with an aberration-free, flat lens.What is the first indication of skin cancer? An…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Gold lunar module replica stolen from museum still missing

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Gold lunar module replica stolen from museum still missing

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CLEVELAND — It’s been just more than a year since a thief broke into the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Ohio and stole an 18-karat gold replica of the Apollo 11 lunar module and other artifacts that have yet to be recovered or suspects arrested.The replicas created by Cartier were given to Neil Armstrong,…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Top Five Technologies Needed for a Spacecraft to Survive Deep Space

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Top Five Technologies Needed for a Spacecraft to Survive Deep Space

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When a spacecraft built for humans ventures into deep space, it requires an array of features to keep it and a crew inside safe. Both distance and duration demand that spacecraft must have systems that can reliably operate far from home, be capable of keeping astronauts alive in case of emergencies and still be light…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Airport Surveillance, FBI Brain Drain, and More Security News This Week

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Airport Surveillance, FBI Brain Drain, and More Security News This Week

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You might not be shocked that this week began with big news about a coordinated misinformation campaign on Facebook. But in a twist on the usual narrative, Facebook welcomed the media reports, calling a press conference to reveal that it had removed 35 fake accounts. The rare proactive step was a clear attempt to show…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Electronic Monitoring Isn’t a More Humane Form of Prison. Here’s Why.

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Electronic Monitoring Isn’t a More Humane Form of Prison. Here’s Why.

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Electronic monitors can violate people’s civil rights and carry unfair financial penalties.Jacques M. Chenet/Getty ImagesElectronic monitors can violate people’s civil rights and carry unfair financial penalties.Jacques M. Chenet/Getty ImagesAnkle monitors are trending these days: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and former Donald Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort are under the electronic tether, and last month, in…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired BioLite’s New FirePit Gives You a Fire’s Comfort And None of the Hassle

Hexbyte Tech News Wired BioLite’s New FirePit Gives You a Fire’s Comfort And None of the Hassle

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A few years ago, I took a weekend wilderness survival class. Deep in the remote woods of Oregon’s coast range, we strung plastic sheets up with fishing line for shelter and practiced signaling with tiny pocket mirrors. Enthralled, I watched as the instructor slowly teased a cotton ball daubed with petroleum jelly into a roaring…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Tesla Says Its New Self-Driving Chip Is Finally Baked

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Tesla Says Its New Self-Driving Chip Is Finally Baked

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Dominik Asbach/laif/ReduxDominik Asbach/laif/ReduxTesla’s Model S sedan, the car company’s flagship vehicle, was first shown as a prototype in 2009, has been on sale since 2012, and, barring one small change to remove the fake grille at the front, has looked exactly the same for nearly a decade. This is notable because most manufacturers fully redesign…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Mars and Saturn Are Ready for Their Close-ups

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Mars and Saturn Are Ready for Their Close-ups

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Did you know you can do opposition research in space? You’re not exactly digging up dirt on alien rivals, but taking advantage of the orbital proximity of planets to Earth to get a much closer look at them.Last week, both Mars and Saturn were in opposition—meaning they were about as close to us as they…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Best Weekend Deals: SNES Classic, Apple Watch, Dell XPS

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Best Weekend Deals: SNES Classic, Apple Watch, Dell XPS

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NintendoThe best things in life are free, but the next-best things are sometimes available at a steep discount. We’re pretty excited about the finds that we were able to pull together this week, with the help of our pals at TechBargains. The Nintendo Super NES Classic isn’t below its MSRP, but it’s such a rare…