Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers HF Ham Radio on a Budget: QRP Labs, QRPGuys, CW Academy – KE6MT

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers HF Ham Radio on a Budget: QRP Labs, QRPGuys, CW Academy – KE6MT

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When I started my amateur radio life as KK6VSI in August of 2015, I wish I could have had the information I’m about to lay out here.  Of course, most of the equipment didn’t yet exist.  So another way of looking at it is that my entry into amateur radio was perfectly timed for a…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How People Used to Download Games From the Radio

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How People Used to Download Games From the Radio

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It’s a Monday night in Bristol in July 1983. Your parents are downstairs watching Coronation Street while you skulk in your bedroom under the pretence of doing homework. In reality, you’re hunched over your cassette recorder, fingers hovering over the buttons in feverish anticipation. A quiver of excitement runs through you as a voice from…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Samsung’s foldable phone is real, and it launches next year

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Samsung’s foldable phone is real, and it launches next year

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Unfold the future? — It was veiled in darkness, but Samsung showed off its first folding phone. Ron Amadeo – Nov 7, 2018 9:00 pm UTC Samsung’s flexible phone. It starts in phone mode… And opens into a tablet mode. There are two displays on Samsung’s phone. One static phone-style display on the outside, and…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Police decrypt 258,000 messages after breaking pricey IronChat crypto app

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Police decrypt 258,000 messages after breaking pricey IronChat crypto app

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BROKEN — Weakness allowed cops to monitor encrypted messages for some time. Dan Goodin – Nov 7, 2018 7:10 pm UTC Police in the Netherlands said they decrypted more than 258,000 messages sent using IronChat, an app billed as providing end-to-end encryption that was endorsed by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. In a statement…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Why does flat Earth belief still exist?

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Why does flat Earth belief still exist?

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Rounder than a pancake — Our latest video looks at what can motivate people to believe the impossible. John Timmer – Nov 7, 2018 5:30 pm UTC Reality vs. belief about the shape of the Earth. Click for a full transcript.There’s no shortage of strange beliefs out there, and not all of them involve having…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Apple walks Ars through the iPad Pro’s A12X system on a chip

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Apple walks Ars through the iPad Pro’s A12X system on a chip

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A12X — Apple’s Anand Shimpi, Phil Schiller talk silicon—”This is really an Xbox One S class GPU.” Samuel Axon – Nov 7, 2018 5:16 pm UTC Enlarge / The 2018, 12.9-inch iPad Pro.Samuel AxonBROOKLYN—Apple’s new iPad Pro sports several new features of note, including the most dramatic aesthetic redesign in years, Face ID, new Pencil…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | 2018 iPad Pro review: “What’s a computer?”

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | 2018 iPad Pro review: “What’s a computer?”

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Apple — The iPad Pro raises the bar for performance, but has too many other limitations. Samuel Axon – Nov 7, 2018 5:14 pm UTC The 2018, 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard Folio. Samuel Axon The 2018, 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Samuel Axon The iPad Pro is just one fourth of an inch thick.…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Microsoft’s special Costco Surface Go is now available to all

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Microsoft’s special Costco Surface Go is now available to all

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The keyboard still costs extra… — The new $499 price point is probably the best trade-off between price and specs. Peter Bright – Nov 7, 2018 4:40 pm UTC Enlarge / Surface Go.Surface Go is Microsoft’s cheapest Surface 2-in-1 available: $399 gets you a Surface Go with 4GB RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. But…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | As PUBG for PS4 looms, Xbox unofficially responds: have the game for free

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | As PUBG for PS4 looms, Xbox unofficially responds: have the game for free

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PUB-Free? — Unannounced, unadvertised freebie lands ahead of Microsoft’s X018 conference. Sam Machkovech – Nov 7, 2018 4:15 pm UTC Enlarge / It’s not as solid as the PC version, but at least today, it’s free-er.Xbox/PUBG Corp.Performance issues have plagued the Xbox One version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) long enough to make us wary of…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Codebreaker Turing’s theory explains how shark scales are patterned

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Codebreaker Turing’s theory explains how shark scales are patterned

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Home Physics General Physics November 7, 2018 November 7, 2018, University of Sheffield Catshark hatchling rostrum scales SEM. Credit: Rory Cooper – University of Sheffield A system proposed by world war two codebreaker Alan Turing more than 60 years ago can explain the patterning of tooth-like scales possessed by sharks, according to new research. Scientists…