Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Space Photos of the Week: The 6 Splendid Tails of Comet McNaught

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Space Photos of the Week: The 6 Splendid Tails of Comet McNaught

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Space fans, we have a visitor from the great beyond. This week’s rundown of space photos starts with a big “Welcome back!” to Comet McNaught, which caused a sensation in 1744.When astronomers first observed it overhead in the 18th century, McNaught confounded them because it had not one, but six tails spread out across the…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired 18 Best Deals on Snow Gear This Week: REI, Backcountry, and More

Hexbyte Tech News Wired 18 Best Deals on Snow Gear This Week: REI, Backcountry, and More

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MPOWERDAre you planning a Christmas or spring break ski trip? If so, you were probably planning to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales. It’s not a bad idea, but many outdoor retailers are putting their wares on sale now to avoid the crush. REI’s Gear Up, Get Out sale started on November 9,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Permanent State of Beta Is Ruining Consumerism

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Permanent State of Beta Is Ruining Consumerism

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Every single gosh-darn good-for-nothing day, some piece of “frictionless” “seamless” “user-friendly” technology craps out on me. Touch ID fails—cool. Bluetooth can’t connect—awesome. If I’m on the road, Google Maps freezes at the most crucial turn. If I’m watching TV: “Sorry, we could not reach the Netflix service.” Are you sorry, Amazon “Dumpster” Fire TV? Remember…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Radio Garden

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Radio Garden

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Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Rainbow Hunt

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Rainbow Hunt

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Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How small robots may kill the tractor and make farming efficient

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How small robots may kill the tractor and make farming efficient

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Small Robot Company Agriculture has a reputation of being stuck in the past. In reality, for farmers, their workplaces are a fertile testbed for innovative technology – they were among the first to embrace commercial drone use, and autonomous vehicles that could work effectively (and safely) in confined areas of farmland. Among the latest developments…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Etch a Circuit Board With Kitchen Supplies

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Etch a Circuit Board With Kitchen Supplies

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Intro: Etch a Circuit Board With Kitchen SuppliesAs you tinker with electronics projects, you’ll quickly realize that the more complex they are, the more difficult they are to solder together. It usually means creating a rat’s nest of individual wires, which can be bulky and hard to troubleshoot. Time to try making your own circuit…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers To www or not to www – Should you use www or not in your domain?

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers To www or not to www – Should you use www or not in your domain?

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For 20 years or so, there has been the debate over whether you should use www or not in your web site’s canonical hostname. So should you use www or not? Published: January 20, 2017 Some historical background Even though people often use the terms “domain name” and “host name” interchangeably, there is a difference,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The sounds of a Martian sunrise inspire short musical composition

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The sounds of a Martian sunrise inspire short musical composition

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Martian music — Scientists turned Opportunity’s image of the 5,000th sunrise on Mars into music. Jennifer Ouellette – Nov 11, 2018 6:00 pm UTC Enlarge / The sonification process involved assigning specific pitches and melodies to such characteristics in the data as brightness, color, and the elevation of the terrain.YouTube/NASANASA’s Mars rover Opportunity fell silent…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Three high-flying birds soar together for the first time since the 1970s

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Three high-flying birds soar together for the first time since the 1970s

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WB-57s? Whoa. — From the archives: In 2015, we saw WB-57s fly so high their pilots wore pressure suits. Eric Berger – Nov 11, 2018 5:10 pm UTC For the first time in more than four decades, three WB-57 aircraft flew together on Thursday. Here’s a view from the ground at Houston’s Ellington Field. Eric…