Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Intl.RelativeTimeFormat API  |  Web
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Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Intl.RelativeTimeFormat API  |  Web  |  Google Developers

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V8 JavaScript whisperer Modern web applications often use phrases like “yesterday”, “42 seconds ago”, or “in 3 months” instead of full dates and timestamps. Such relative time-formatted values have become so common that several popular libraries implement utility functions that format them in a localized manner. (Examples include Moment.js, Globalize, and date-fns.) One problem with…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Smile! The Secretive Business of Facial-Recognition Software in Retail Stores

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Smile! The Secretive Business of Facial-Recognition Software in Retail Stores

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Photo-Illustration: Konstantin Sergeyev/Intelligencer; Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Have you been to Madison Square Garden recently? Or Kennedy International Airport? If so, there’s a good chance that you were photographed by a security camera. Depending on where you were and the technology being used, your face may have been analyzed by bots and checked against a…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers ‘We’ll have space bots with lasers, killing plants’: the rise of the robot farmer

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers ‘We’ll have space bots with lasers, killing plants’: the rise of the robot farmer

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In a quiet corner of rural Hampshire, a robot called Rachel is pootling around an overgrown field. With bright orange casing and a smartphone clipped to her back end, she looks like a cross between an expensive toy and the kind of rover used on space missions. Up close, she has four USB ports, a…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Chamber of Guf

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Chamber of Guf

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[I briefly had a different piece up tonight discussing a conference, but the organizers asked me to hold off on writing about it until they’ve put up their own synopsis. It will be back up eventually; please accept this post instead for now.] In Jewish legend, the Chamber of Guf is a pit where all…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Feds shut down self-driving school bus pilot in Florida

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Feds shut down self-driving school bus pilot in Florida

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Bus stop — Trump administration says vehicle doesn’t comply with school bus regulations. Timothy B. Lee – Oct 22, 2018 4:45 pm UTC TransdevThe Trump administration has taken a hands-off approach to regulating self-driving cars, but on Friday federal regulators decided that one self-driving car project had gone too far. In a sharply-worded statement, the…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Grand Theft Auto V hack exposed single-player games to malicious trolls

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Grand Theft Auto V hack exposed single-player games to malicious trolls

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is nowhere safe? — Since-patched exploit reached through hole involving Rockstar Social Club IDs. Kyle Orland – Oct 22, 2018 3:58 pm UTC Over the years, we’ve written a lot about the apparently easy-to-hack Grand Theft Auto Online and Rockstar’s many, many, many attempts to prevent cheaters from ruining the online experience for legitimate players.…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Latest adaptation of Haunting of Hill House will haunt your dreams

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Latest adaptation of Haunting of Hill House will haunt your dreams

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Some houses are born bad — Netflix series reimagines Shirley Jackson’s classic horror novel, stays true to spirit. Jennifer Ouellette – Oct 22, 2018 3:37 pm UTC Enlarge / Literature’s most famous haunted house is back for the best adaptation yet.Steve Dietl/NetflixThe quintessential ghost story is back to haunt your dreams with the recent debut…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Trauma of US Civil War POW experience affected the next generation

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Trauma of US Civil War POW experience affected the next generation

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Y worry — But only for those POWs held when camp conditions were really bad. Diana Gitig – Oct 22, 2018 3:14 pm UTC Enlarge / Crowded conditions at the Andersonville POW camp.”It is hard on our men held in Southern prisons not to exchange them, but it is humanity to those left in the…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Relativity hires senior Tesla manager to help automate rocket production

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Relativity hires senior Tesla manager to help automate rocket production

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Robots making rockets — “When I first heard about Relativity I thought this was crazy.” Eric Berger – Oct 22, 2018 1:49 pm UTC Enlarge / Can this 3D printer really make rocket parts?No one could argue that a company like SpaceX doesn’t have one of the most cutting-edge rocket factories in the world, as…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Elon Musk tweets a date for the opening of his first Los Angeles tunnel

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Elon Musk tweets a date for the opening of his first Los Angeles tunnel

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pod race — People will be able to take a 155mph ride under the streets of Hawthorne. Megan Geuss – Oct 22, 2018 12:20 pm UTC Enlarge / An image of the Hawthorne test tunnel under construction. The Boring CompanyOn Sunday night, Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company CEO Elon Musk tweeted “The first tunnel is…