Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Trumps Comments About Hurricane Florence Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Trumps Comments About Hurricane Florence Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

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Last week President Trump said Hurricane Florence was “one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water.”Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty ImagesLast week President Trump said Hurricane Florence was “one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water.”Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty ImagesIn the midst of this exhausting week in the news, many questions have…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Artificial Intelligence Has a Strange New Muse: Our Sense of Smell

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Artificial Intelligence Has a Strange New Muse: Our Sense of Smell

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Today’s artificial intelligence systems, including the artificial neural networks broadly inspired by the neurons and connections of the nervous system, perform wonderfully at tasks with known constraints. They also tend to require a lot of computational power and vast quantities of training data. That all serves to make them great at playing chess or Go,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Cheat Sheet: What’s the Deal With Location-Based VR

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Cheat Sheet: What’s the Deal With Location-Based VR

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Cheat Sheet: What’s the Deal With Location-Based VRbusinessculturegearideassciencesecuritytransportationphotovideobackchannel09.18.1806:00 amHotlittlepotato09.18.1806:00 amHotlittlepotatoSorry, skeptics: Virtual reality is growing faster than you thought it would. You’re just looking in the wrong place. Millions of people are leaving their homes for the visceral experience of location-based VR, which has become a billion-­dollar business.You’ve read your last complimentary article this month.To…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers News Site to Investigate Big Tech, Helped by Craigslist Founder

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers News Site to Investigate Big Tech, Helped by Craigslist Founder

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The Markup, dedicated to investigating technology and its effect on society, will be led by two former ProPublica journalists. Craig Newmark gave $20 million to help fund the operation. ImageA $20 million gift from the Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is helping to underwrite The Markup, a news site dedicated to investigating technology and its effect…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Eloston/ungoogled-chromium

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Eloston/ungoogled-chromium

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Modifications to Google Chromium for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency Bringing back the “Don’t” in “Don’t be evil” ungoogled-chromium is Google Chromium, sans integration with Google. It also features some changes to enhance privacy, control, and transparency. Motivation and Description A number of features or background services communicate with Google servers…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Another Week with Bad Software

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Another Week with Bad Software

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In the midst of my September job hop I headed to Kazan for the weekend. I don’t know exactly why — probably because I could. I had a hotel booked via booking.com, but once I arrived there the receptionist told me it was the first time he’s heard of my booking, and he told me…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Windows Virtual Desktop gives you a Windows 7 or 10 desktop on Azure

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Windows Virtual Desktop gives you a Windows 7 or 10 desktop on Azure

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Virtual desktops, real work — No additional licensing needed for customers with E3 subscriptions. Peter Bright – Sep 24, 2018 1:00 pm UTC Enlarge / A VT100 remote terminal, which is basically the same thing as Windows Remote Desktop.A new Windows version for multiple users was spotted last month, and now we know what it’s…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Surface Hub 2 splits into two: 2S in 2019, 2X in 2020

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Surface Hub 2 splits into two: 2S in 2019, 2X in 2020

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There’s good news and bad news — Microsoft has shaken up its plans for the Surface Hub 2. Peter Bright – Sep 24, 2018 1:00 pm UTC Surface Hub 2 Intro video.Microsoft’s unveiling of the Surface Hub 2 in May this year provoked a very positive reaction. So much so that the company says it’s…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Microsoft offers completely passwordless authentication for online apps

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Microsoft offers completely passwordless authentication for online apps

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hunter2 — Phone-based authentication is the way forward instead. Peter Bright – Sep 24, 2018 1:00 pm UTC Applications using Azure Active Directory (AD) to authenticate—a category that includes Office 365, among other things—will soon be able to stop using passwords entirely. Azure AD accounts can already use the Microsoft Authenticator app for two factor…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Roku’s Premiere players offer 4K HDR streaming, voice control starting at $39

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Roku’s Premiere players offer 4K HDR streaming, voice control starting at $39

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Nearly ubiquitous 4K streaming — Roku’s latest mission: Making it easier and cheaper to find free and 4K content. Valentina Palladino – Sep 24, 2018 1:00 pm UTC Roku’s new Premiere+ player comes with a voice remote. The Premiere+ costs $49 and will be a Walmart exclusive. Roku The $39 Premiere player supports 4K and…