Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Watch Samsung Unveil Its Folding Galaxy F Smartphone

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Watch Samsung Unveil Its Folding Galaxy F Smartphone

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GadgetsiPhone XS & XS Max Review: Do You Need to Upgrade?WIRED’s Lauren Goode reviews the latest iPhone models — the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max — and tests the battery life, camera and video capabilities. CORRECTION, Sept. 19, 5:05 PM EST: The video above misstated the water rating for the iPhone XS and XS…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Voting Machine Meltdowns Are Normal—That’s the Problem

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Voting Machine Meltdowns Are Normal—That’s the Problem

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Charles Mostoller/ReutersCharles Mostoller/ReutersDavid Weiner counts himself lucky. Sure, he waited an hour to vote at the Brooklyn Public Library along with, he estimates, several hundred other New Yorkers Tuesday afternoon. But, hey, at least he arrived when the last ballot scanner officially broke. That meant he could just fill out his ballot and shove it…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Runway Train Traveled 57 Miles Through Australia’s Outback

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Runway Train Traveled 57 Miles Through Australia’s Outback

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When a 268-car, 4-locomotive train barreled through the Australian Outback with no one aboard, authorities had to knock it off its tracks.Nelson Ching/BloombergWhen a 268-car, 4-locomotive train barreled through the Australian Outback with no one aboard, authorities had to knock it off its tracks.Nelson Ching/BloombergMost things don’t happen the way they do in the movies.…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Top Races to Watch on Midterm Election Night 2018

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Top Races to Watch on Midterm Election Night 2018

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Beto O’Rourke has run an unexpectedly successful race against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas, and he’s had a lot of support from Silicon Valley.Lauren Joseph; Beto by Richard W. Rodriguez/AP; Cruz by Brett Carlsen/Getty ImagesBeto O’Rourke has run an unexpectedly successful race against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas, and he’s had a lot…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Midterm Elections 2018: How to Find and Watch Results

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Midterm Elections 2018: How to Find and Watch Results

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How to Watch the Midterm Election Resultsbusinessculturegearideassciencesecuritytransportationphotovideobackchannel11.06.1808:14 pm11.06.1808:14 pmHow Americans vote today will determine who sits in government for at least the next two years—but tonight’s outcome will shape policy for years to come. With hundreds of key races nationwide, the 2018 midterm elections will be one to watch. Here’s how you can stay informed…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Georgia Voting Machine Issues Heighten Scrutiny on Brian Kemp

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Georgia Voting Machine Issues Heighten Scrutiny on Brian Kemp

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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who has led an aggressive purge of the state’s voting rolls.Leah Millis/ReutersGeorgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who has led an aggressive purge of the state’s voting rolls.Leah Millis/ReutersIf former state representative Stacey Abrams wins the race for governor of Georgia, she would be the US’s first black woman…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Extreme Gerrymandering Could Still Stymie the Blue Wave

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Extreme Gerrymandering Could Still Stymie the Blue Wave

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Since giving map-drawing power to an independent commission, California has become one of the least gerrymandered states—and therefore, one of the most competitive for Democrats.imageBROKER/AlamySince giving map-drawing power to an independent commission, California has become one of the least gerrymandered states—and therefore, one of the most competitive for Democrats.imageBROKER/AlamyIf you look at the polls and…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes

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During its big customer event in Europe, VMware announced another acquisition to step up its game in helping enterprises build and run containerised, Kubernetes-based architectures: it has acquired Heptio, a startup out of Seattle that was co-founded by Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, who were two of the three people who co-created Kubernetes back at Google…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Sci-Fi Writer Greg Egan and Anonymous Math Whiz Advance Permutation Problem | Quanta Magazine

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Sci-Fi Writer Greg Egan and Anonymous Math Whiz Advance Permutation Problem | Quanta Magazine

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combinatoricsBy Erica KlarreichNovember 5, 2018A new proof from the Australian science fiction writer Greg Egan and a 2011 proof anonymously posted online are now being hailed as significant advances on a puzzle mathematicians have been studying for at least 25 years.On September 16, 2011, an anime fan posted a math question to the online bulletin…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Stripe’s Will Larson on Designing a Performance Management System from Scratch

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Stripe’s Will Larson on Designing a Performance Management System from Scratch

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“In Engineering, we tend to hold this idea that these people systems—career ladders, performance reviews, calibration—are these evil things that aren’t very valuable. They’re thought of as bureaucracy. But it’s a shame. These are really powerful systems, and I’m actually excited to personally spend a lot of time with them.” Will Larson, who was previously…