Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Space Photos of the Week: Shooting Stars and Dwarf Galaxies

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Space Photos of the Week: Shooting Stars and Dwarf Galaxies

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Iron your space suit and polish your helmet, because this week we are are going intergalactic. Let’s begin by visiting a galaxy in a far-off constellation called Phoenix. This cosmic patch might look like a random arrangement of stars, and while the Phoenix Dwarf galaxy is a real galaxy, it’s still a bit … odd.Next…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired 20 Best Weekend Tech Deals: Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Sony

Hexbyte Tech News Wired 20 Best Weekend Tech Deals: Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Sony

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This week, Sony revealed a new miniature PlayStation, Nintendo launched its online service, a bundle of Apple products started shipping, and Amazon put its Kindles and other top devices on sale as it showed off a heap of new products. With the help of TechBargains, we’ve put together the best deals of the week so…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired First North Carolina Got a Hurricane. Then a Pig Poop Flood. Now It’s a Coal Ash Crisis

Hexbyte Tech News Wired First North Carolina Got a Hurricane. Then a Pig Poop Flood. Now It’s a Coal Ash Crisis

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After the storm comes the flood. Hurricane Florence poured 8 trillion gallons of rain onto North Carolina, and now the landscape between the Cape Fear River and the barrier islands of the Carolinas is a waterworld. Because ecological disasters happen in irony loops, that means long-recognized hazards have now become add-on catastrophes. First the floodwaters…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Stubborn Bike Commuter Gap Between American Cities

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Stubborn Bike Commuter Gap Between American Cities

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Just 0.57 percent of Americans regularly use their bicycles to commute, but some cities are doing much, much better than others at getting residents to pedal to work.Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesJust 0.57 percent of Americans regularly use their bicycles to commute, but some cities are doing much, much better than others at getting residents to…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Vaonis Stellina Smart Telescope Finds the Heavenly Bodies for You

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Vaonis Stellina Smart Telescope Finds the Heavenly Bodies for You

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If you want your kids to actually get excited about astronomy, don’t ­fumble around with your telescope for 20 minutes while you try to locate Pegasus. ­BOR-ing. Leave the star-searching to the smartphone-connected Stellina scope from the French company Vaonis. The companion app streamlines heavenly gazing by precisely aiming the robotic telescope—at, say, Pegasus—in as…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired #WhyIDidntReport and the Tragic Banality of Rape in America

Hexbyte Tech News Wired #WhyIDidntReport and the Tragic Banality of Rape in America

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Cláudio Policarpo/Getty ImagesCláudio Policarpo/Getty ImagesProfessor Christine Blasey Ford was a teenager when she says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her. You know the story by now. She didn’t report it at the time, but has come forward now that Kavanaugh is close to being confirmed as a justice to the highest court…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Model 3 Crash Tests Hammer Home Tesla’s Safety Excellence

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Model 3 Crash Tests Hammer Home Tesla’s Safety Excellence

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Tesla’s cars have always shown themselves to be super safe, and the Model 3 is no exception.TeslaSmash! Bang! Ratings success!The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the arm of the federal Department of Transportation charged with reducing the number of people killed on US roads, yesterday released the results of the crash test for the Tesla…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That’s Changing.

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That’s Changing.

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SurfacingAt Defcon, one of the world’s largest hacking conferences, new pressures are reshaping the community’s attitudes toward privacy and anonymity.LAS VEGAS — Ask any hacker who’s been around long enough, and there’s a good chance you’ll hear an archetypal story, tinged with regret, about the first time his or her real identity was publicly disclosed.After…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers NVIDIA/vid2vid

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers NVIDIA/vid2vid

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Project | YouTube | Paper | arXiv Pytorch implementation for high-resolution (e.g., 2048×1024) photorealistic video-to-video translation. It can be used for turning semantic label maps into photo-realistic videos, synthesizing people talking from edge maps, or generating human motions from poses. Video-to-Video SynthesisTing-Chun Wang1, Ming-Yu Liu1, Jun-Yan Zhu2, Guilin Liu1, Andrew Tao1, Jan Kautz1, Bryan Catanzaro11NVIDIA…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers AI Company Accused of Using Humans to Fake Its AI

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers AI Company Accused of Using Humans to Fake Its AI

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It’s a common fear that artificial intelligence could steal our jobs, but in the case of one of China’s leading voice recognition companies, it might be more of a case of humans taking work from AI.On Friday, iFlytek was hit with accusations that it hired humans to fake its simultaneous interpretation tools, which are supposedly…