Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Samsung’s Galaxy Home is a Bixby-powered smart speaker with legs

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Samsung’s Galaxy Home is a Bixby-powered smart speaker with legs

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Bixby in a box — But there’s no word on a price or release date just yet. Jeff Dunn – Aug 9, 2018 5:37 pm UTC The Samsung Galaxy Home is Samsung’s long-rumored Bixby smart speaker. YouTube/Screenshot It’s tulip-shaped with three legs. There’s a set of touch controls for playback on top. YouTube/Screenshot It looks…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Not all level 2 driver assists are equal, IIHS finds after testing

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Not all level 2 driver assists are equal, IIHS finds after testing

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ADAS — Adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assists don’t all perform the same. Jonathan M. Gitlin – Aug 9, 2018 5:26 pm UTC TeslaNot all adaptive cruise control and lane keeping systems are created equal. That should be obvious, but in case it isn’t, recent tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Windows 10 to get disposable sandboxes for dodgy apps

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Windows 10 to get disposable sandboxes for dodgy apps

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More of a litter box than a sandbox — Apps will be run in a virtual machine that’s discarded after use. Peter Bright – Aug 9, 2018 5:08 pm UTC Microsoft is building a new Windows 10 sandboxing feature that will let users run untrusted software in a virtualized environment that’s discarded when the program…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Lawsuit threat shuts down ROM downloads on major emulation site

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Lawsuit threat shuts down ROM downloads on major emulation site

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Chilling effect — Move highlights the lack of legal access options for much of gaming’s history. Kyle Orland – Aug 9, 2018 4:46 pm UTC Aurich LawsonIn the wake of Nintendo’s recent lawsuits against other ROM distribution sites, major ROM repository EmuParadise has announced it will preemptively cease providing downloadable versions of copyrighted classic games.…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch runs Tizen, lasts “several days” on one charge

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch runs Tizen, lasts “several days” on one charge

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Tizen takes over Galaxy wearables — Starting at $329, Samsung’s answer to the Apple Watch is here. Valentina Palladino – Aug 9, 2018 4:34 pm UTC SamsungAlongside the release of the Galaxy Note9 smartphone, Samsung also debuted a new wearable: the Galaxy Watch. It’s the first Samsung wearable to deviate from the Gear family name,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Samsung makes the Galaxy Note9 official with big battery upgrade

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Samsung makes the Galaxy Note9 official with big battery upgrade

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A battery as good as some mid-range phones! — Mostly it’s the same old Note—but with a 4000mAh battery and a $1,000 price tag. Ron Amadeo – Aug 9, 2018 4:00 pm UTC The Galaxy Note9, in all its colors. Here’s the blue version. Samsung This one is copper colored. Samsung The normal black version.…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Rockstar reveals first Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay details

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Rockstar reveals first Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay details

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On the run — Talk yourself into, out of trouble as part of a camp of outlaws on the run. Kyle Orland – Aug 9, 2018 3:59 pm UTC After nearly a year of vague, story-focused trailers, Rockstar released a video this morning showing the first gameplay footage from the anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2. The…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | 25-million-year-old shark fossils discovered

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | 25-million-year-old shark fossils discovered

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Carcharocles angustidens teeth. (Credit: Museums Victoria) You’re gonna need a bigger… dentist? An Australian teacher and fossil enthusiast stumbled upon the finding of a lifetime when he uncovered a set of fossilized 3-inch teeth from an extinct shark, known as the great jagged narrow-toothed shark or Carcharocles angustidens. Phillip Mullaly said that he couldn’t believe…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Tunnel-Like Networks in Garnet Crystals Might Be Due to Endolithic Microorganisms

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Tunnel-Like Networks in Garnet Crystals Might Be Due to Endolithic Microorganisms

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According to new research led by the University of Southern Denmark, tubular structures found inside garnets (pyrope and almandine) from Thailand are most likely the result of endoliths making their homes inside these crystals. Photograph of a garnet crystal with distinct tubular structures. Image credit: Ivarsson et al, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200351. Endoliths are microorganisms living inside…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired New York City Limits the Number of Ubers and Lyfts on Its Streets

Hexbyte Tech News Wired New York City Limits the Number of Ubers and Lyfts on Its Streets

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Robert Nickelsberg/Getty ImagesRobert Nickelsberg/Getty ImagesWhen you get behind the wheel of your car, or clamber into a Lyft, or squeeze onto a bus, your commuting choice feels specific to you and your needs. But taken together, all these personal decisions influence cities’ transportation systems, and how they work to move the masses. Then, when you…