Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Here are the top ways people die while taking selfies and “being cool”

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Here are the top ways people die while taking selfies and “being cool”

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Killer photos — Researchers tallied 259 deaths worldwide, with US leading for most firearm-related ones. Beth Mole – Oct 4, 2018 12:57 pm UTC Enlarge / Watch your stepSay cheese—and watch out for that jagged cliff behind you. A group of health researchers in India have tried to tally the death toll from selfie taking,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | A shadowy op-ed campaign is now smearing SpaceX in space cities

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | A shadowy op-ed campaign is now smearing SpaceX in space cities

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SmearX — “Commercial space companies like SpaceX play by different rules,” the op-ed states. Eric Berger – Oct 4, 2018 12:00 pm UTC Getty / AurichIn early August, Boeing’s Leanne Caret and SpaceX’s Gwynne Shotwell took the stage at Johnson Space Center to announce the first astronauts who will fly on their commercial crew spacecraft. It…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | TiVo Bolt OTA review: For would-be cord-cutters with great antenna reception

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | TiVo Bolt OTA review: For would-be cord-cutters with great antenna reception

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Can antenna TV help people cut the cord? — How useful is DVR when you’re not paying for some sort of cable service? Valentina Palladino – Oct 4, 2018 11:30 am UTC Valentina PalladinoDespite the plethora of services and devices dedicated to satisfying your binge-watching need, veteran company TiVo hasn’t been completely pushed out yet.…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | War Stories: Serious Sam almost didn’t happen—until crates saved the day

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | War Stories: Serious Sam almost didn’t happen—until crates saved the day

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die when i kill you — Video: Publishers ignored it until Old Man Murray gave the demo a rare positive review. Ars Staff – Oct 4, 2018 11:00 am UTC Video shot by Nikola Mosettig and edited by Lee Manansala. Click here for transcript. Ars would also like to extend special thanks to Croteam members Davor…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | NASA’s Solar Probe Flies By Venus On Its Way To The Sun

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | NASA’s Solar Probe Flies By Venus On Its Way To The Sun

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An illustration of Parker Solar Probe passing Venus. Credit: NASA/JHU/APL The spacecraft will fly by Venus seven times throughout the mission. On Wednesday, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe flew past Venus for a gravity assist, a maneuver that will nudge the spacecraft into its unprecedented journey to the sun. Overall, the probe will use Venus’ gravity…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech The tragic end of Telltale Games

Hexbyte – Science and Tech The tragic end of Telltale Games

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How an award-winning studio abruptly shuttered, as told by the people who were there When employees showed up for work on Friday, September 21st, at Telltale Games, there was nothing to suggest the day would be different than any other. The second episode of The Walking Dead’s final season would ship the following week; developers…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Apple Denies Report Claiming Chinese Spies Planted Microchips in iCloud Servers

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Apple Denies Report Claiming Chinese Spies Planted Microchips in iCloud Servers

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Bloomberg Businessweek today reports that around three years ago, the Chinese military began inserting microchips on Supermicro server motherboards while they were being manufactured in China, providing the Chinese government with a stealth doorway into any network that used the tampered hardware. The report cites an official who said investigators found the attack eventually affected…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech The new Yahoo Together app is a blatant rip-off of Slack

Hexbyte – Science and Tech The new Yahoo Together app is a blatant rip-off of Slack

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Would you trust Yahoo, a company that suffered multiple historic data breaches, with your family’s conversations? What about with the daily banter between friends, roommates, or people in your book club? Five years after every single Yahoo account was affected by the massive 2013 hack, Yahoo and Oath are hoping that you’re willing to forget…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech November PlayStation Plus Games Revealed Surprisingly Early

Hexbyte – Science and Tech November PlayStation Plus Games Revealed Surprisingly Early

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The PlayStation Plus lineup is always announced at the end of the month, but it looks like the PlayStation Plus games for November 2018 have already been revealed via an advertisement on PlayStation’s official website (as spotted by @Nibel on Twitter). It appears November will bring us Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition and Yakuza Kiwami.Bulletstorm is…