Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired These Are the Smart Displays to Watch in 2018

Hexbyte Tech News Wired These Are the Smart Displays to Watch in 2018

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Smart displays are now officially a thing. Here are the models you should know about.Smart displays are the tech world’s latest fetish. They’re smart speakers with a voice assistant like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa—and a tablet-sized screen on the front to show the weather, album art, TV shows, video calls, and other (mostly) useful…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Google Home Hub Smart Display: Specs, Price, Release Date

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Google Home Hub Smart Display: Specs, Price, Release Date

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Google Wants Its New Home Hub to Live in Every Room of Your Housebusinessculturegearideassciencesecuritytransportationphotovideobackchannel10.09.1812:00 pmThe Google Home Hub ships in October for $149.Phuc PhamSmart displays are the new smart speakers.A day after Facebook revealed Portal, a WiFi-connected video-chatting device for your home, Google has announced Home Hub, a new 7-inch smart screen that acts as…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why the Gene Editors of Tomorrow Need to Study Ethics Today

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why the Gene Editors of Tomorrow Need to Study Ethics Today

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WIRED ICONJennifer Doudna, Crispr pioneerNOMINATESJiwoo Lee, Crispr wunderkind, Stanford sophomoreTwo years after biochemist Jennifer Doudna helped introduce the world to the gene-editing tool known as Crispr, a 14-year-old from New Jersey turned it loose on a petri dish full of lung cancer cells, disrupting their ability to multiply. “In high school, I was all on…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Microsoft Joins the Open Invention Network Community

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Microsoft Joins the Open Invention Network Community

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DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Open Invention Network (OIN) announced today that Microsoft has become a member of the OIN community.  By joining OIN, Microsoft is demonstrating its commitment to open source software (OSS) and innovation through collaborative development.  With more than 2,650 members, including numerous Fortune 500 enterprises, OIN is the…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Globally, Almost Four Out of Ten Music Consumers Are Pirates – TorrentFreak

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Globally, Almost Four Out of Ten Music Consumers Are Pirates – TorrentFreak

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With record companies licensing more than 45 million tracks to hundreds of digital services around the world, consumers have fewer reasons than ever to pirate music. Nevertheless, a new report by IFPI reveals that 38% of global music consumers still obtain content illegally. While torrent sites and cyberlockers used to be enemy number one, stream-ripping…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Opinion | Stumbling Toward Armageddon

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Opinion | Stumbling Toward Armageddon

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Newly declassified documents show why the Americans and the Soviets came so close to war in 1973.By Sergey RadchenkoMr. Radchenko is a professor of international relations at Cardiff University. Oct. 9, 2018ImagePresident Richard Nixon speaking with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger about the Middle East crisis during a meeting at the White House in October…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Opinion | Why Is Behavioral Economics So Popular?

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Opinion | Why Is Behavioral Economics So Popular?

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The recent vogue for this academic field is in part a triumph of marketing.By David GalDr. Gal is a professor of marketing.Oct. 6, 2018ImageCreditCreditMichael DeForgeBehavioral economics seems to have captured the popular imagination. Authors like Michael Lewis write about it in best sellers like “The Undoing Project,” while pioneers of the field like Daniel Kahneman…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Uncoiling the spiral: Maths and hallucinations

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Uncoiling the spiral: Maths and hallucinations

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December 2009 You can read a more accessible version of this article here. Think drug-induced hallucinations, and the whirly, spirally, tunnel-vision-like patterns of psychedelic imagery immediately spring to mind. But it’s not just hallucinogenic drugs like LSD, cannabis or mescaline that conjure up these geometric structures. People have reported seeing them in near-death experiences, as…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Waymo’s driverless cars have driven way mo’ miles than rivals’

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Waymo’s driverless cars have driven way mo’ miles than rivals’

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Waymo testing — Rivals would be foolish to dismiss Waymo’s impressive milestone. Timothy B. Lee – Oct 10, 2018 4:19 pm UTC Waymo’s self-driving cars have driven 10 million miles on public roads, the company announced on Wednesday. That puts the company way, way ahead of any of its rivals. Only one other company has…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: Repairing your brain with video games

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: Repairing your brain with video games

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flying, floating, falling—what’s next? — Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley on using games to deliver precise and targeted therapy. Rob Reid – Oct 10, 2018 4:00 pm UTC Enlarge / “Mind over matter, Dr. Angelo. Not a miracle—a fact.”New Line CinemaThis week, we’re serializing another episode of the After On Podcast here on Ars. Our guest is…