Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why Animal Extinction Is Crippling Computer Science

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why Animal Extinction Is Crippling Computer Science

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Dorling Kindersley/Getty ImagesDorling Kindersley/Getty ImagesDodos. Western black rhinoceros. Tasmanian tigers. Bennett’s seaweed. The list of extinct animal and plant species goes on and on. It’s a tragedy that’s only getting worse, we’re told, but honestly, I never cared that much.Recently, though, I’ve found myself sympathizing with those fighting against species extinction. The reason? I’m a…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Ferrari’s Monza SP1 and SP2 Mix 21st Century Tech With 1950s Cool

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Ferrari’s Monza SP1 and SP2 Mix 21st Century Tech With 1950s Cool

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Consider the pickle in which Ferrari finds itself. Consumers want SUVs. Regulators want electrics. Thus will the iconic car company make a plug-in hybrid SUV, to be called the Purosangue—Italian for thoroughbred. Quotidian demands, met. The true Ferrari aficionado, though, does not want vehicles that cater to hand-wringing bureaucrats or drivers who need to do…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired For JavaScript Developers, More Choices Mean Hard Choices

Hexbyte Tech News Wired For JavaScript Developers, More Choices Mean Hard Choices

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Learning a programming language is just part of becoming a software developer. These days, writing software involves an ecosystem of tools, from the programs that developers use to write their code to the cloud computing services that execute it. Choosing your tools is part of the job.Front-end developers, i.e., those who write code that runs…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Case for Expensive Antibiotics

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Case for Expensive Antibiotics

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Douglas Sacha/Getty ImagesDouglas Sacha/Getty ImagesA handful of years ago, a small pharmaceutical company quietly acquired the rights to an old but commonly used antibiotic. Few noticed until last week, when the new owner did something that’s recently become common in the world of pharmaceuticals: It abruptly raised the price. A lot.The manufacturer is called Nostrum…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired This Supple, Squishy Robo-Jellyfish Can Explore Ocean Reefs

Hexbyte Tech News Wired This Supple, Squishy Robo-Jellyfish Can Explore Ocean Reefs

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Jellyfish float through the ocean like drones of the sea. Their simple nature makes them a natural muse for robot engineers building devices that can squeeze through tight spaces, check the ocean’s health, and eventually, explore the human body.This week, a team at Florida Atlantic University unveiled a new eight-inch wide robo-jellyfish built to monitor…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Apple Watch Series 4 Sweats the Details

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Apple Watch Series 4 Sweats the Details

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Out of the box, the new Apple Watch doesn’t look like it just underwent a massive redesign. It maintains the same rectangular shape and inoffensive design as its predecessors. It even accepts the same watch bands. But when you turn it on and tap the new, larger screen, it’s hard to shake the feeling that…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A DOJ Probe Into Elon’s Tweets Could Spell Yet More Trouble for Tesla

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A DOJ Probe Into Elon’s Tweets Could Spell Yet More Trouble for Tesla

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While the Justice Department’s probe appears to be at a very early and not yet consequential phase, the report could indicate yet another problem for Tesla and its embattled CEO.Troy Harvey/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesWhile the Justice Department’s probe appears to be at a very early and not yet consequential phase, the report could indicate yet another problem…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Explore the immersive web with Firefox Reality. Now available for Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream – The Mozilla Blog

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Explore the immersive web with Firefox Reality. Now available for Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream – The Mozilla Blog

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Earlier this year, we shared that we are building a completely new browser called Firefox Reality. The mixed reality team at Mozilla set out to build a web browser that has been designed from the ground up to work on stand-alone virtual and augmented reality (or mixed reality) headsets. Today, we are pleased to announce…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Woman Rides Bicycle To 183.9 MPH — A New World Record

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Woman Rides Bicycle To 183.9 MPH — A New World Record

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Denise Mueller-Korenek rode a custom bike at an average of 183.932 miles per hour – shattering a world record that had stood since 1995. Matt Ben Stone/Action Plus via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Matt Ben Stone/Action Plus via Getty Images Denise Mueller-Korenek rode a custom bike at an average of 183.932 miles per…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Disclosure of autism at work holds risks and benefits

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Disclosure of autism at work holds risks and benefits

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Sara Luterman Founder, NOS Magazine Autistic people generally want the same things in life that our typical peers do, regardless of where we fall on the spectrum: a sense of purpose, independence, human relationships and things to do. But most of us are unsure how to achieve these objectives. In the past several years, the…