Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why Didn’t I Get an Emergency Presidential Alert Text?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why Didn’t I Get an Emergency Presidential Alert Text?

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White House Senior Adviser Kellyanne Conway uses a cellphone outside the White House in Washington, DC.SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty ImagesWhite House Senior Adviser Kellyanne Conway uses a cellphone outside the White House in Washington, DC.SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty ImagesAn alert from the US president went out to millions of cell phones Wednesday as a part of a test of…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired There’s Some Dodgy Physics in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Hexbyte Tech News Wired There’s Some Dodgy Physics in Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Jun Sato/WireImage/Getty ImagesJun Sato/WireImage/Getty ImagesEveryone knows I love both Star Wars and physics. I’ve been wanting to do a physics post for Solo: A Star Star Wars Story—but I’ve waiting. I like to wait until the movie is available for home viewing (online or Blu Ray) so that people have a chance to watch it.…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Dawn of Twitter and the Age of Awareness

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Dawn of Twitter and the Age of Awareness

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When it came into being in 2006, Twitter seemed perplexing. Publishing teensy, 140-character updates? Whatever was that good for? Twitter seemed like a ghastly mashup of the preening narcissism and nanosecond attention spans that defined the worst trends in digital culture. Tim Ferriss, writer of productivity books, called it “pointless email on steroids.” Who cares…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Study: Artificial sweeteners toxic to digestive gut bacteria

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Study: Artificial sweeteners toxic to digestive gut bacteria

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Sharon Pruitt | Getty Images ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS commonly used in foods and drinks have a toxic effect on digestive gut microbes. According to a study published in the journal Molecules, researchers found that six common artificial sweeteners approved by the Food and Drug Administration and 10 sport supplements that contained them were found to be…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Elon Musk says we may live in a simulation. Here’s how we might tell if he’s right

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Elon Musk says we may live in a simulation. Here’s how we might tell if he’s right

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Is the world around us real — or are we living in a simulation, like characters trapped inside some space alien’s video game?That sounds like a question you might hear at a midnight screening of “The Matrix,” but lately it’s become the subject of serious academic debate. High-profile proponents of what’s known as the “simulation…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Reddit hits 1 billion video views per month a year after launching its own video player – Digiday

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Reddit hits 1 billion video views per month a year after launching its own video player – Digiday

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The first billion is the hardest. A year after introducing a native video player and giving its users the ability to record and post their own videos to the platform, Reddit says it’s now averaging one billion “native” video views per month. Video is becoming a growing medium for how Reddit users interact with each…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The first “social network” of brains lets three people transmit thoughts to each other’s heads

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The first “social network” of brains lets three people transmit thoughts to each other’s heads

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The ability to send thoughts directly to another person’s brain is the stuff of science fiction. At least, it used to be. In recent years, physicists and neuroscientists have developed an armory of tools that can sense certain kinds of thoughts and transmit information about them into other brains. That has made brain-to-brain communication a…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | 2017 earthquake off Mexico broke through an entire tectonic plate

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | 2017 earthquake off Mexico broke through an entire tectonic plate

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Ground Fault Interrupt — Magnitude 8.2 in Mexico involved more fault movement than thought possible. Scott K. Johnson – Oct 4, 2018 2:50 pm UTC Enlarge / Map of shaking intensity around the epicenter of the September 8, 2017 magnitude 8.2 earthquake.September 2017 saw a pair of weird earthquakes in Mexico. A magnitude 8.2 on…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Consumer Reports agrees with Ars: GM Super Cruise beats Tesla Autopilot

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Consumer Reports agrees with Ars: GM Super Cruise beats Tesla Autopilot

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told you so — Proper driver monitoring and a geofence make Super Cruise best in class. Jonathan M. Gitlin – Oct 4, 2018 2:28 pm UTC Video shot and edited by Jennifer Hahn.Back in February, I got very excited about the Cadillac CT6 sedan. It didn’t handle better than its competitors. It wasn’t faster or…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The Orion spacecraft may carry more than NASA missions to the Moon

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The Orion spacecraft may carry more than NASA missions to the Moon

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Selling Orion — “I’ve long argued that capitalism should not stop at low-Earth orbit.” Eric Berger – Oct 4, 2018 1:43 pm UTC Image of Orion orbiting the moon during the EM-1 mission. Exterior payloads would be behind the crew capsule, attached to the service module. Lockheed Martin This schematic shows the solar panels folded…