Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Polar is a Personal Knowledge Repository for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Polar is a Personal Knowledge Repository for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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A powerful offline browser for Mac, Windows, and Linux for managing all your web content, books, and notes. Polar keeps all your content in one place, supports tagging, annotation, highlighting and keeps track of your reading progress. POLAR allows you to keep all your documents, annotations, and flashcards in one place. Never lose track of…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers MongoDB switches up its open source license

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers MongoDB switches up its open source license

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MongoDB is a bit miffed that some cloud providers — especially in Asia — are taking its open-source code and offering a hosted commercial version of its database to their users without playing by the open-source rules. To combat this, MongoDB today announced it has issued a new software license, the Server Side Public License…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Where oil rigs go to die

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Where oil rigs go to die

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It was night, stormy, and the oil rig Transocean Winner was somewhere in the North Atlantic on 7 August 2016 when her tow-line broke. No crew members were on board. The rig was being dragged by a tugboat called Forward, the tethered vessels charting a course out of Norway that was meant to take them…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | 21-year-old who created powerful RAT software sentenced to 30 months

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | 21-year-old who created powerful RAT software sentenced to 30 months

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All said and done — DOJ says Colton Grubbs “has no respect for the law.” Cyrus Farivar – Oct 16, 2018 6:43 pm UTC A 21-year-old Kentucky man who previously admitted to creating and selling a “remote access trojan” (RAT) known as LuminosityLink has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison. Colton Grubbs had…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Roborace wants the future of racing to be AI plus humans, working together

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Roborace wants the future of racing to be AI plus humans, working together

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Roborific — After a successful pilot in Berlin, races will see teams of human and AI drivers. Jonathan M. Gitlin – Oct 16, 2018 6:22 pm UTC Acronym designer Errolson Hugh was one of the two human competitors in the first human+machine Roborace. Both teams would race DevBots, which are being used to develop the…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: Get a Google Daydream View VR headset for $40

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: Get a Google Daydream View VR headset for $40

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Staff — Plus deals on AMD processors, storage, the Nvidia Shield, and more. Ars Staff – Oct 16, 2018 6:19 pm UTC TechBargainsGreetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a deal on the coral version of Google’s Daydream View VR headset,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Comcast complains it will make less money under Calif. net neutrality law

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Comcast complains it will make less money under Calif. net neutrality law

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Comcast vs. net neutrality — Comcast fears it won’t be able to charge online platforms for interconnection. Jon Brodkin – Oct 16, 2018 5:52 pm UTC California’s net neutrality law will cause “significant lost revenues” for Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company said in a court filing this month. Comcast described the net neutrality law’s…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Want to move something at nearly the speed of light? Here’s how

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Want to move something at nearly the speed of light? Here’s how

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Smashed — In the first of a new series of videos, we look at the world’s biggest atom smasher. John Timmer – Oct 16, 2018 4:15 pm UTC Video shot and directed by Justin Wolfson, edited by John Cappello. Click here for transcript.We recently ran a little poll of our science readers to find out…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: Thinking in public and brawling with Batman

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: Thinking in public and brawling with Batman

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DO YOU READ? YOU WILL — Neuroscientist Sam Harris discusses intellectualism, politics, and Ben Affleck. Rob Reid – Oct 16, 2018 4:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Batman: he drinks, and he knows things. Wait, maybe that’s a different guy.Warner Bros.This week we are serializing yet another episode from the After On Podcast here on Ars.…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | iFixit rips open the Pixel 3 XL, finds a Samsung display panel

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | iFixit rips open the Pixel 3 XL, finds a Samsung display panel

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Grab your spudger — See the guts of Google’s newest flagship. Ron Amadeo – Oct 16, 2018 3:57 pm UTC The Pixel 3 XL, in all its disassembled glory. This looks a lot like the previous model. The Pixel 3 XL’s vibration motor, which is super tiny compared to Apple’s taptic engine. The Pixel 3…