Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Baby gravitational wave detector could find a home at the LHC

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Baby gravitational wave detector could find a home at the LHC

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LIGO + LHC = Gravitational wave detector directly measures force imparted by collisions. Chris Lee – Oct 3, 2018 1:30 pm UTC Enlarge / For certain experiments, we might not have to build particle detectors quite this large.John TimmerI always tell my students that LIGO (laser interferometer gravitational wave observatory) is one of humanity’s most…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Lockheed Martin proposes a mega-lunar lander: 62 tons and an elevator

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Lockheed Martin proposes a mega-lunar lander: 62 tons and an elevator

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Back to the Moon — “What we chose to do is jump to the end game.” Eric Berger – Oct 3, 2018 1:15 pm UTC Lockheed Martin has proposed a large, single stage, fully reusable lunar lander to NASA. Lockheed Martin The lander incorporates much of Orion’s technology, including its crew module pressure vessel and…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | CEO who sold phones with “totally unbreakable encryption” takes plea deal

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | CEO who sold phones with “totally unbreakable encryption” takes plea deal

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Good day eh — Phantom Secure’s Vincent Ramos to be sentenced soon; colleagues remain at large. Cyrus Farivar – Oct 3, 2018 1:00 pm UTC The Canadian executive of a 10-year-old company that marketed its purportedly secure BlackBerry services to thousands of criminals (who paid at least $4,000 per year, per device) has pleaded guilty…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick brings 4K, HDR, and Dolby Atmos for $50

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick brings 4K, HDR, and Dolby Atmos for $50

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returned, The dongle wars have — Plus a long-overdue update to the Alexa voice remote. Jeff Dunn – Oct 3, 2018 12:47 pm UTC The new Fire TV Stick 4K and Alexa Voice Remote. Amazon Per usual, there’s not much in the way of ports on the Fire TV Stick. The USB port pictured here…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | My confusing, 10-day journey to getting a UWP game to work on Windows 10

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | My confusing, 10-day journey to getting a UWP game to work on Windows 10

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Not down with UWP — Four games, 15 months, Windows 10, and a zoo of confusing crashes later… Sam Machkovech – Oct 3, 2018 11:30 am UTC Enlarge / Do you dare sip from the UWP bottle? Getty / Microsoft / AurichOur recent review of Forza Horizon 4, arguably Microsoft’s biggest new game this holiday…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Surface ‘Phones released; Headphones, that is

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Surface ‘Phones released; Headphones, that is

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These aren’t the phones you’re looking for — Microsoft unveils a surprising new addition to the Surface line. Peter Bright – Oct 3, 2018 1:51 am UTC Enlarge / Surface Headphones.Microsoft has unveiled a new member of the Surface family: the Surface Headphones. The rather surprising addition to the Surface range is a set of…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Black holes ruled out as universe’s missing dark matter

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Black holes ruled out as universe’s missing dark matter

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Black holes ruled out as universe’s missing dark matter by Staff Writers Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 03, 2018 A supernova (bright spot at lower left) and its host galaxy (upper center), as they would appear if gravitationally lensed by an intervening black hole (center). The gravitational field of the black hole distorts and magnifies the…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Gaia reveals stars flying between galaxies

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Gaia reveals stars flying between galaxies

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Only a small number of hypervelocity stars have ever been discovered. Now ESA’s Gaia mission has revealed 20 more. View larger. | Artist’s reconstruction of the movements of high-velocity stars found by ESA’s Gaia satellite. Image via ESA/Marchetti et al. 2018/NASA/Hubble. ESA’s Gaia mission is proving to be a great provider of fascinating data. Launched…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Super Mario Party: The Kotaku Review

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Super Mario Party: The Kotaku Review

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“Who are you rooting for?” I asked my housemate, a non-player heckler watching a full-up game of Super Mario Party. Without missing a beat, he responded gleefully: “Chaos!” Mario Party is a video board game series that’s all about swing. You get a star. You move a few spaces. You lose a star. You steal…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Apple’s iOS 12 Has the Slowest Adoption Rate Yet

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Apple’s iOS 12 Has the Slowest Adoption Rate Yet

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With fewer features than some other versions and an iMessage bug, plus an overall flattening of the rapid adoption curve, the platform lags behind all other versions of iOS. October 3, 2018 8:00AM EST October 3, 2018 PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of…