Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Photo Gallery: Meet the Transhumanists Turning Themselves Into Cyborgs

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Photo Gallery: Meet the Transhumanists Turning Themselves Into Cyborgs

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“Transhumanism” is a relatively new word for the very old belief that humans can transcend the limitations of our mortal bodies, perhaps even mortality itself. In its modern form, the term encompasses a wide variety of techno-utopian ideas ranging from life extension to body hacking to virtual reality and artificial intelligence. With the rapid advance…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired ‘American Vandal’: In Its Second Season, the Netflix Gem Gets Even Smarter

Hexbyte Tech News Wired ‘American Vandal’: In Its Second Season, the Netflix Gem Gets Even Smarter

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Amidst the gross-out humor is a show that demonstrates real insight into the way tech shapes our social lives.Netflix“You think poop is funny?” asks one of the countless truth-seekers in the second season of Netflix’s American Vandal. It’s a question you’ll likely want to ask yourself before diving into the new installment of this crime-doc…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired This Compact, Foldable Tern Is Our Favorite Cargo e-Bike

Hexbyte Tech News Wired This Compact, Foldable Tern Is Our Favorite Cargo e-Bike

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Even though it’s my job to think critically about products, there are a few attributes that I don’t think to question. For example, I can’t complain that earbuds have to go in my ears. Such is the nature of earbuds. If I have tiny, weird-shaped ears, that’s my own problem.Likewise, I can’t complain that cargo…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired At the Edge of the World, Facing the End of the World

Hexbyte Tech News Wired At the Edge of the World, Facing the End of the World

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Writing about climate change is an exercise in managed insanity. The human mind isn’t equipped to parse a crisis—the greatest in the history of our species—of such complexity and urgency and darkness. With record-breaking superstorms ravaging coastlines at a regular clip, it’s hard to feel good about the impact that Homo sapiens has had on…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Latest Course Catalog Trend? Blockchain 101

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Latest Course Catalog Trend? Blockchain 101

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Hufton+Crow/View Pictures/Getty ImagesHufton+Crow/View Pictures/Getty ImagesOn a clear, warm night earlier this year, several dozen University of California, Berkeley students folded themselves into gray chairs for a three-hour class on how to think like blockchain entrepreneurs. The evening’s challenge, presented by Berkeley City Councilmember Ben Bartlett, was to brainstorm how blockchain technology might be used to…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired 5 Great Routes for Self-Driving Trucks—When They’re Ready

Hexbyte Tech News Wired 5 Great Routes for Self-Driving Trucks—When They’re Ready

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Automated trucking technology isn’t here yet. But when it is, government officials should know that there are smart places to deploy it—like roads that already carry high volumes of freight.Getty ImagesAutomated trucking technology isn’t here yet. But when it is, government officials should know that there are smart places to deploy it—like roads that already…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How to Watch the 2018 Emmy Awards

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How to Watch the 2018 Emmy Awards

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The Emmys don’t just air on TV.Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesThe Emmys don’t just air on TV.Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesTelevision’s golden-statue extravaganza is finally here. Yes, that’s correct; the 2018 Emmy Awards are upon us. There’s a lot at stake in this year. Game of Thrones garnered an impressive 22 nominations, trailed by Westworld with 21. Nominees also…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Europe’s Triumphs and Troubles Are Written in Swiss Ice

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Europe’s Triumphs and Troubles Are Written in Swiss Ice

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Pollen frozen in ice in the Alps traces Europe’s calamities, since the time Macbeth ruled Scotland. ImageA depiction of the Black Death in Basel, Switzerland, in 1349. Scientists measuring pollen in Swiss ice found agricultural activity ceased for a number of years as the plague gripped Europe.CreditCreditHulton Archive/Getty ImagesAs plague swept through Europe in the…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Molecule produced during fasting has anti-aging effect on vascular system

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Molecule produced during fasting has anti-aging effect on vascular system

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Scientists have discovered how a molecule produced by the body during fasting puts the brakes on aging of vascular cells at just the right time(Credit: lightsource/Depositphotos)Diet trends like intermittent fasting and ketogenesis are proving wildly popular for their rapid weight-loss effects, but scientists are also starting to uncover how they might benefit the body in other, longer term…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers trunkmaster/nextspace

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers trunkmaster/nextspace

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NEXTSPACE is desktop environment that brings NeXTSTEP look and feel to Linux. I try to keep the user experience as close as possible to the original NeXT’s OS. It is developed according to “OpenStep User Interface Guidelines”. If you’ve noticed or ever bothered with naming convention all of these “NeXTSTEP, NextStep”, here is explanation. What…