Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Get your code on in RunCode, the online programming and pwning extravaganza

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Get your code on in RunCode, the online programming and pwning extravaganza

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Try harder — 180 coding and hacking challenges in capture-the-flag style event for code warriors. Sean Gallagher – Nov 8, 2018 9:48 pm UTC Enlarge / Want to flex your coding and hacking skills but can’t get to a con? RunCode is for you.Last year, a group of dedicated volunteers launched Codewarz, an online coding…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated

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Genuinely annoying — Microsoft acknowledges there’s a problem but there’s no fix yet. Peter Bright – Nov 8, 2018 9:45 pm UTC What’s the fucking shit with you, MS, pic.twitter.com/Bw9n7MbJ7v — FaiKee (@FaiKeeF) November 8, 2018 For reasons that are currently unclear, Windows 10 Professional users are finding that their properly licensed installations are being…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The media-starved Nintendo Switch just got a YouTube shot in the arm

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The media-starved Nintendo Switch just got a YouTube shot in the arm

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YouToad — Joins Hulu and… uh… that’s it for Switch video-streaming. Sam Machkovech – Nov 8, 2018 9:25 pm UTC Enlarge / For now, a YouTube search is as close as we’re gonna get to Super Mario Sunshine on Nintendo Switch.Sam MachkovechFollowing a wave of rumors, Nintendo confirmed on Thursday that its Nintendo Switch console…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: Take $100 off a 128GB Apple iPad

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: Take $100 off a 128GB Apple iPad

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Staff — Plus deals on Nvidia’s Shield TV, a good pair of true wireless earbuds, and more. Ars Staff – Nov 8, 2018 7:47 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 128GB variant of Apple’s…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster reaches its farthest point from the Sun

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster reaches its farthest point from the Sun

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Where is Roadster? — No one is looking to make sure. It’s not worth Hubble’s time. Eric Berger – Nov 8, 2018 6:00 pm UTC Enlarge / A launch-day photo of Starman leaving Earth orbit.SpaceXSince its launch on February 6 atop a Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk’s cherry-red Tesla Roadster and its “passenger” Starman have…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Google ends mandatory arbitration in sexual harassment cases

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Google ends mandatory arbitration in sexual harassment cases

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A positive step — CEO touts new policies, allows colleagues to accompany one another during HR complaints. Cyrus Farivar – Nov 8, 2018 5:45 pm UTC Enlarge / Organizers lead a march through the Google campus.Cyrus FarivarJust a week after thousands of Google employees worldwide protested the company’s inadequate response to sexual harassment, CEO Sundar…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Genetics play less of a role in lifespan than we thought

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Genetics play less of a role in lifespan than we thought

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Assortment pack — Large historical analysis points to marriage choices skewing the stats. Cathleen O’Grady – Nov 8, 2018 5:19 pm UTC Enlarge / Historical family trees turn up useful new insights into the genetics of longevity, but represent a world of different health risks.Romantic scenes that never happen: your eyes meet. Your heart flutters.…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | ‘Infinite Wonder’: Scott Kelly Documents Yearlong Space Mission with New Photobook

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | ‘Infinite Wonder’: Scott Kelly Documents Yearlong Space Mission with New Photobook

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“Infinite Wonder” by Scott Kelly Credit: Knopf NEW YORK — After spending nearly a year on the International Space Station during a record-breaking mission, retired astronaut Scott Kelly knows a thing or two about orbiting Earth. “Depending on where you are over Earth, there were times when if the window shades were closed, just from the light…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech RTX 2080 Ti failure update — Founders Edition still the main culprit

Hexbyte – Science and Tech RTX 2080 Ti failure update — Founders Edition still the main culprit

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Just over a week on from our story on the seemingly unsettling numbers of dead and dying Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti cards, the state of affairs isn’t much more clear. To try and change that, we reached out to a number of retailers, system builders, and manufacturers, to try to find out what is exactly…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech HTC’s China-exclusive Vive Focus VR headset is now launching worldwide

Hexbyte – Science and Tech HTC’s China-exclusive Vive Focus VR headset is now launching worldwide

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HTC will start selling its standalone Vive Focus virtual reality headset worldwide today, after an initial launch in China earlier this year. The headset, which will cost $599 in the US, is aimed at business customers in 37 countries. It’s part of a larger attempt to make HTC VR headsets appealing to companies, including a…