Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Century: Eastern Wonders makes cardboard spice trading fun again

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Century: Eastern Wonders makes cardboard spice trading fun again

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Spicy trading action — Sequel to Century: Spice Road is even better when the two games are combined. Owen Duffy – Oct 6, 2018 12:00 pm UTC Owen DuffyWelcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. In 2017, newly founded tabletop studio Plan B…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The warring old and new gods are back in American Gods S2 teaser trailer

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The warring old and new gods are back in American Gods S2 teaser trailer

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Gods of war — Roiled by rumors of production woes, set tensions, the series returns to Starz in 2019 Jennifer Ouellette – Oct 6, 2018 2:00 am UTC The second season of American Gods, the Starz adaption of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, has been plagued for months by production turmoil, including the recent sidelining of…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Silk Road admin could face up to 20 years after pleading guilty to drug charge

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Silk Road admin could face up to 20 years after pleading guilty to drug charge

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Luck of the Irish — Gary Davis, of Ireland, previously told Ars that he vowed to appeal extradition. Cyrus Farivar – Oct 5, 2018 9:20 pm UTC Enlarge / Max Dickstein stands with other supporters of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market, in front of a Manhattan federal…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Lucasfilm releases an image, title, and more for its live-action Star Wars series

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Lucasfilm releases an image, title, and more for its live-action Star Wars series

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Bounty hunters — Fans of Boba Fett will be pleased, though it involves a different bounty hunter. Samuel Axon – Oct 5, 2018 9:05 pm UTC Enlarge / The first officially released image from The Mandalorian.The first details have been revealed about Lucasfilm’s live-action Star Wars TV series. We previously knew only that it was coming,…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Destination, Asteroid: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Starts Final Approach

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Destination, Asteroid: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Starts Final Approach

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Even as a European lander performed an epic touchdown on an asteroid this week, NASA started its final maneuvers on Monday (Oct. 1) to send its own spacecraft to a space rock. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer) mission executed the first asteroid approach maneuver that day, putting the spacecraft on track…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Underestimating combined threats of deforestation and wildlife trade will push Southeast Asian birds

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Underestimating combined threats of deforestation and wildlife trade will push Southeast Asian birds

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Home Biology Ecology October 6, 2018 October 6, 2018, University of Sheffield The combined impact of deforestation and wildlife exploitation on bird numbers is severely underestimated and could lead to some species becoming extinct, a joint study by the University of Sheffield and National University of Singapore has found. Scientists focused on Sundaland—a hotspot of…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920WX slated for October 29

Hexbyte – Science and Tech AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920WX slated for October 29

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Through the looking glass: Software at the operating system level could be key to managing many-core CPUs. AMD is launching two more Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, but Dynamic Local Mode is a performance-enhancing software feature exclusive to the 2990WX and 2970WX. Just a few short months ago AMD released the almighty second generation Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech iFixit says independent Mac repair is alive and well – at least for now

Hexbyte – Science and Tech iFixit says independent Mac repair is alive and well – at least for now

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Earlier this week, a report explained a new repair policy for MacBook Pro and iMac Pro models with Apple’s new T2 chip inside. Essentially, Apple distributed a new repair document among its authorized service providers explaining that a machine would be “inoperable” following repair unless its proprietary System Configuration software was run. This requirement would…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Yes, your selfies look different on the iPhone XS. Here’s why

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Yes, your selfies look different on the iPhone XS. Here’s why

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If you’ve taken a selfie on the iPhone XS, you might think it looks a little different to other selfies you’ve taken in the past, especially from previous iPhones.We already know the cameras on the iPhone XS are different from those on the X. Now playing: Watch this: Explaining the iPhone XS ‘beauty mode’ 5:36…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Exploit the power of iOS 12 and your new iPhone XS with these ten apps

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Exploit the power of iOS 12 and your new iPhone XS with these ten apps

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You’ve got a new phone, now make it word hard for you. With every iPhone update there comes a flood of new iOS apps and upgrades. Some of them are essentials, some just show what the new iOS is capable of —and a very few are both. AppleInsider picks the ten most notable new or…