Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | NASA’s 1st 8K Video from Space Is Just Awesome

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | NASA’s 1st 8K Video from Space Is Just Awesome

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High-definition video has a new home: the International Space Station. A new video from NASA shows the astronauts working on their experiments, recorded in 8K imagery so clear that it makes it feel like you’re floating right alongside them. “Microgravity unlocks new worlds of discovery,” reads text in the video, which was a joint project of NASA…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | In win for open access, two major funders won’t cover publishing in hybrid journals

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | In win for open access, two major funders won’t cover publishing in hybrid journals

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Headquarters of the Wellcome Trust in London Edward/Public Domain By Erik StokstadNov. 5, 2018 , 4:00 AM Plan S, the open-access (OA) initiative launched by the European Commission and Science Europe in September, has gained two major new members. The Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—two of the world’s largest private foundations…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Soyuz Rocket Successfully Launches Russian Navigation Satellite

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Soyuz Rocket Successfully Launches Russian Navigation Satellite

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Russia launched a navigation satellite called Glonass-M on Nov. 3, 2018. Credit: Russian Ministry of Defense Over the weekend, Russia completed its second successful Soyuz launch since the Oct. 11 failed crew launch, with liftoff taking place on Saturday (Nov. 3) at 11:17 p.m. local time (4:17 p.m. EDT, 2017 GMT). The launch, from a…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Pokemon Go Dev Launches New Game, Ingress Prime

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Pokemon Go Dev Launches New Game, Ingress Prime

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Hexbyte – Science and Tech Rumors point to Nintendo bringing a YouTube app to the Switch

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Rumors point to Nintendo bringing a YouTube app to the Switch

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Could the Nintendo Switch finally be getting a YouTube app? Signs are pointing toward yes. The Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Nintendo)An eagle-eyed Switch fan on the video game forum ResetEra claims to have found signs that a YouTube app for the Switch is imminent, purporting to point to a listing of the app on the Nintendo of Americas website. The user, who…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Amazon improves Alexa responses with 4 new variable types: foods, sports, video games, and creative works

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Amazon improves Alexa responses with 4 new variable types: foods, sports, video games, and creative works

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When a third-party app — or skill — for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant politely asks that you invoke an actor, airline, athlete, author, or some other noun in response to a question, it’s specifying a slot type — an entity that defines how data is recognized and handled. (A skill that uses the aforementioned actor slot…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech ‘Hearthstone’s’ Void Contract Is Basically a Thanos Card from ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Hexbyte – Science and Tech ‘Hearthstone’s’ Void Contract Is Basically a Thanos Card from ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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By Tanner Dedmon – November 5, 2018 One of Blizzard’s new Hearthstone cards has an effect that sounds like it took some inspiration from the Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War villain Thanos. Blizzard’s annual BlizzCon event took place over the weekend and brought about the news of Hearthstone’s latest expansion called Rastakhan’s Rumble. The tenth expansion…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Lowest prices: $50 off Apple’s new 2018 MacBook Air and iPad Pro

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Lowest prices: $50 off Apple’s new 2018 MacBook Air and iPad Pro

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  By Christine McKee Monday, November 05, 2018, 12:52 pm PT (03:52 pm ET) In what is the first material discount off MSRP on Apple’s latest hardware, MacMall is knocking $50 off select 2018 iPad Pros, as well as Apple’s standard Late 2018 13-inch MacBook Air. Prices start at just $899 after the cash discount,…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Google Chrome Will Soon Nuke Ads On Extra-Shitty Websites

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Google Chrome Will Soon Nuke Ads On Extra-Shitty Websites

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Image: Google, Adblock PlusGoogle’s Chrome browser is making further changes to eliminate annoying or malicious ad practices and punish the bottom lines of sites that use them.Early in 2017, Google’s long-term plans to clean up advertising online first began trickling out. We’ve seen the browser mute videos that autoplay with sound and incorporate some ad-blocking…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Sources: Blizzard Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement From BlizzCon

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Sources: Blizzard Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement From BlizzCon

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Concept art from Diablo ImmortalImage: BlizzardWhen Blizzard’s sole Diablo announcement at this year’s BlizzCon turned out to be a game for phones, it set off a firestorm of angry reactions from fans who had hoped for a new Diablo on PC. As it turns out, Kotaku has learned, Blizzard had originally planned to tease Diablo…