Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Goes ‘GTA’ and the Rest of the Week in Games

Hexbyte Tech News Wired ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Goes ‘GTA’ and the Rest of the Week in Games

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With the massive, blistering success of Grand Theft Auto Online eclipsing everything Rockstar has ever made up, it’s no wonder the studio is applying the model to its forthcoming Western game.Rockstar GamesWith the massive, blistering success of Grand Theft Auto Online eclipsing everything Rockstar has ever made up, it’s no wonder the studio is applying…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Siemen’s Self-Driving Street Car Puts Autonomous Tech on Track

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Siemen’s Self-Driving Street Car Puts Autonomous Tech on Track

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In the past year, Siemens’ (passenger-free) street cars have puttered through Potsdam more than 450 times.SiemensIn the past year, Siemens’ (passenger-free) street cars have puttered through Potsdam more than 450 times.SiemensOf the many acronyms engineers spend their lives internalizing, few are more valuable than KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Constrain the problem, reduce the variables,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How to Set Up Your New iPhone

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How to Set Up Your New iPhone

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What a lovely new iPhone you have! Here’s how to get acquainted with it to ensure a two-to-four year lifetime, give or take, of happiness. Or just one, if you’re an annual upgrade person.When you turn on your new iPhone, you’ll be greeted by the Setup Assistant, through which you’ll establish essentials like your Wi-Fi…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How to Sell Your Old Phone for the Most Money

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How to Sell Your Old Phone for the Most Money

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Neil Goldwin/T3 Magazine/Getty ImagesNeil Goldwin/T3 Magazine/Getty ImagesWhen you’ve got a new phone, the world seems sparkly and bright. But don’t forget about your old phone yet. A number of services will give you cash or store credit for a used device. Just make sure to wipe all your data off your old phone before you…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Delta II Rocket That Gave Us GPS and the Mars Rovers Retires

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Delta II Rocket That Gave Us GPS and the Mars Rovers Retires

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Last weekend, the Delta II rocket—for 30 years a regular fixture on launchpads in the United States—lifted off for the final time. The vehicle, built by the United Launch Alliance, had long carried the title of the most reliable rocket in service. With a record 153 successful launches out of 155 flights, the 125-foot-tall monolith,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Cloudflare Embraces Google Roughtime, Giving Internet Security a Boost

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Cloudflare Embraces Google Roughtime, Giving Internet Security a Boost

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Nada Stankova/Getty ImagesNada Stankova/Getty ImagesCryptography schemes are complicated to understand and implement. A lot of things can go wrong. But when it comes to web encryption, a surprising number errors actually stem from a straightforward and seemingly basic mechanism: timekeeping.Synced clocks in operating systems may make digital timekeeping look easy, but it takes a lot…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Titans of Mathematics Clash Over Epic Proof of ABC Conjecture | Quanta Magazine

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Titans of Mathematics Clash Over Epic Proof of ABC Conjecture | Quanta Magazine

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number theoryByErica KlarreichSeptember 20, 2018Two mathematicians have found what they say is a hole at the heart of a proof that has convulsed the mathematics community for nearly six years.In a report posted online today, Peter Scholze of the University of Bonn and Jakob Stix of Goethe University Frankfurt describe what Stix calls a “serious, unfixable…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Whatever Happened to the Semantic Web?

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Whatever Happened to the Semantic Web?

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In 2001, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, published an article in Scientific American. Berners-Lee, along with two other researchers, Ora Lassila and James Hendler, wanted to give the world a preview of the revolutionary new changes they saw coming to the web. Since its introduction only a decade before, the web had…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Xamarin.Forms: it works

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Xamarin.Forms: it works

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In July 2017, I received a call from a former colleague asking me wether I wanted to begin a new app journey with him. The client would be Paris Turf, an editor specialized in horse races results. They wanted to diversify and launch a new product called Exalt Training aimed at horses trainers. For this,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers People Like You More Than You Know

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers People Like You More Than You Know

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Credit: John Wildgoose Getty Images As a young child, I was painfully shy. I’d watch other children at play in the park, wishing I could join their ranks for a game of tag, hide-and-seek, or jump rope, but too scared to approach them. Eventually, my mother would come to the rescue. She’d get up from…