Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Viral Political Ads May Not Be As Persuasive As You Think

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Viral Political Ads May Not Be As Persuasive As You Think

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For politicians campaigning on social media, focusing too much on shares and likes might be a mistake.Alyssa FooteFor politicians campaigning on social media, focusing too much on shares and likes might be a mistake.Alyssa FooteWhen a political ad goes viral on Facebook, conventional wisdom holds that it was a success. After all, the Golden Rule…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Can Elon Musk Really Take Tesla Private?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Can Elon Musk Really Take Tesla Private?

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Can Elon Musk Really Take Tesla Private?businessculturegearideassciencesecuritytransportationphotovideobackchannel08.07.1804:34 pmJohn Raoux/AP08.07.1804:34 pmJohn Raoux/APAmong the heads of publicly traded companies, Tesla’s Elon Musk might just be the most whimsical, the most impish, the most delightfully trolly. But Musk may be ready to give up that distinction. On Tuesday afternoon, the electric carmaker CEO tweeted that he was considering…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Telemedicine Could Help Fill the Gaps in America’s Abortion Care

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Telemedicine Could Help Fill the Gaps in America’s Abortion Care

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Imagine a woman in Lubbock, Texas, who just found out that she’s pregnant. She wants an abortion, but Lubbock is one of 27 abortion deserts in the US: The nearest clinic is 308 miles away in Fort Worth, forcing her to take time off from work, pay for travel, and likely arrange childcare to get…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Questions About ‘PUBG’? Ask PlayerUnknown Himself

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Questions About ‘PUBG’? Ask PlayerUnknown Himself

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds—or PUBG, as fans know it—has fundamentally overhauled the gaming landscape since its release less than a year and a half ago. By popularizing battle-royale gameplay, it gave rise to Fortnite and an entire generation of similar titles, selling more than 50 million copies in the process. Yet, PUBG is also still very much…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Disease X and the Unknowability of the Next Epidemic

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Disease X and the Unknowability of the Next Epidemic

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ScienceSee the Gear the CDC’s Disease Detectives Use in the FieldThe CDC’s elite Disease Detectives investigate outbreaks of dangerous diseases like Ebola, Marburg Virus, Rabies, Anthrax and more. Find out about the equipment they use — from protective gear to bat traps, machetes to blow guns, liquid nitrogen and more.

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Much Power Does It Take to Fly in a Real-Life Jet Suit?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Much Power Does It Take to Fly in a Real-Life Jet Suit?

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How Much Power Does It Take to Fly in a Real-Life Jet Suit?businessculturegearideassciencesecuritytransportationphotovideobackchannel08.07.1809:00 am08.07.1809:00 amThis isn’t actually a real Iron Man suit. But it does fly. It’s a flying suit made by Gravity Industries, a young British startup that builds what they call ‘jet suits.’ The system uses six kerosene-powered jet thrusters to let a…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Range Anxiety? Moto’s Z3 Play Has a Spare Battery

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Range Anxiety? Moto’s Z3 Play Has a Spare Battery

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Would you like a Mod to go with that Moto? After three iterations of the Moto Z, it’s clear that Motorola still believes in its line of snap-on magnetic phone accessories. And it should. There are a lot of intriguing Mods you can buy, including a photo printer and a fancy Hasselblad-branded camera, and they…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Sadly, I must say goodbye to Leaf (my programming language)

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Sadly, I must say goodbye to Leaf (my programming language)

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Editorial This is hard to write, or rather, it’s a hard decision to make. After investing many years on Leaf — a programming language, a major life project — I need to take a break from it. It’s no longer fulfilling my goals, and it’s not as fun as it once was. It’s interfering with…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Startup School 2018 – Curriculum

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Startup School 2018 – Curriculum

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Two weeks ago we announced Startup School 2018. Our free, online course will kick off in just three weeks, on August 28th. We also let founders know that 100 of the companies that complete the course will receive $10,000 in equity-free funding from YC. This year’s course will feature revamped software and all new material…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Foundry at the Heart of DARPA’s Plan to Let Old Fabs Beat New Ones

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Foundry at the Heart of DARPA’s Plan to Let Old Fabs Beat New Ones

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Photo: Courtesy of SkyWater Technology Foundry DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative—a US $1.5 billion five-year effort to remake the U.S. electronics industry as the era of Moore’s Law comes to a close—recently unveiled the scientists, companies, and institutions who are getting its first dose of funds. Among the 42 projects, one stands out for the size…