Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Doom Eternal reveals new powers, puts Hell back on Earth

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Doom Eternal reveals new powers, puts Hell back on Earth

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Kill 2, tear 2 — A grappling hook slapped onto a super shotgun? Only in Doom. Sam Machkovech – Aug 10, 2018 5:57 pm UTC The trailer ended with this tantalizing tease of Doomguy busting out a brand-new sword. id Software It was hard to capture in still-image form, but this is how the grappling…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | In-the-wild router exploit sends unwitting users to fake banking site

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | In-the-wild router exploit sends unwitting users to fake banking site

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SWITCHAROO — DLink vulnerability lets attackers remotely change DNS server settings. Dan Goodin – Aug 10, 2018 5:53 pm UTC DLinkHackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in DLink modem routers to send people to a fake banking website that attempts to steal their login credentials, a security researcher said Friday. The vulnerability works against DLink…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Microsoft nearly banned Gab over post saying Jews should be raised as livestock

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Microsoft nearly banned Gab over post saying Jews should be raised as livestock

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Microsoft Azure hosting — Anti-Semitic posts deleted after Azure threatens to stop hosting “free speech” site. Jon Brodkin – Aug 10, 2018 4:55 pm UTC Enlarge / The Microsoft logo at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Getty Images | Justin SullivanThe Microsoft Azure cloud computing service threatened to stop hosting Gab, a self-described…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Fortnite devs working to segregate keyboard/mouse players

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Fortnite devs working to segregate keyboard/mouse players

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Set them aside — Matchmaking update would pair players against those with the same peripherals. Kyle Orland – Aug 10, 2018 4:40 pm UTC Enlarge / Who says mobile players are at a disadvantage?A decent part of Fortnite’s meteoric success has been the capability for players on non-Sony platforms to play the game with friends…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Researchers suggest we could tip into a hothouse Earth—here’s what that means

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Researchers suggest we could tip into a hothouse Earth—here’s what that means

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Tip your planet! — Multiple tipping points may do far more than eliminate glacial cycles. John Timmer – Aug 10, 2018 3:52 pm UTC We tend to use “ice age” to mean a period where large ice sheets push south to what are now temperate regions. But from a geologist’s perspective, even current conditions are…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Tesla board is reportedly in the dark about buyout—that’s not normal

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Tesla board is reportedly in the dark about buyout—that’s not normal

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Where’s the beef? — Musk says he has “funding secured” but hasn’t said who will provide the cash. Timothy B. Lee – Aug 10, 2018 3:13 pm UTC Enlarge / Musk in 2015.Scott Olson/Getty ImagesTesla’s board of directors is gearing up to consider Elon Musk’s plan to take the electric carmaker private. But yesterday afternoon—more…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Germany says games with Nazi symbols can get “artistic” exception to ban

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Germany says games with Nazi symbols can get “artistic” exception to ban

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Achtung, baby — Move overturns “artistic” double standard set in 1998 Wolfenstein 3D decision. Kyle Orland – Aug 10, 2018 2:43 pm UTC Enlarge / This use of the swastika, barred in German games since 1998, will now generally be allowed under an “artistic” exception.A decades-old German practice barring the sale of video games that…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Saving Coral Reefs

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Saving Coral Reefs

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((PKG)) FLORIDA REEFS ((Banner: Preserving the sea)) ((Reporter/Camera: Steve Baragona)) ((Adapted by: Philip Alexiou)) ((Map: Miami, Florida)) ((Banner: Restoring reefs with corals adapted to warming oceans)) ((Courtesy Chyron: Dalton Hesley, University of Miami)) ((Popup Banner: Off the coast of Miami, divers stake coral twigs and other corals to the ocean bottom)) ((DALTON HESLEY, UNIVERSITY OF…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | NASA contractor accused of using work computer to keep child porn, authorities say

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | NASA contractor accused of using work computer to keep child porn, authorities say

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A NASA contractor accused of using his work computer to search and keep child porn was arrested this week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday.Anthony Joseph Culotta, Jr., 59, was arrested Wednesday after federal agents found over 1,000 images of child pornography, Department of Justice spokesman William Daniels said.Culotta has been a NASA contractor since…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | The Blue Light Emanating From Your Smartphone Could Ruin Your Eyes

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | The Blue Light Emanating From Your Smartphone Could Ruin Your Eyes

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Astronauts are among the fittest and healthiest people in the world. They’re rigorously trained, vetted, and quarantined before they’re allowed up in space—and yet, despite all those precautions, they do sometimes get sick. Apollo 13’s Fred Haise, for example, had to deal with a painful kidney infection during the dangerous mission that gave us the…