Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The OnePlus 6T Isn’t Just Affordable, It’s Also Innovative

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The OnePlus 6T Isn’t Just Affordable, It’s Also Innovative

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OnePlus phones have always had one core selling point: they’re as powerful as the latest flagship Android phones, yet cost hundreds of dollars less. That winning combination made the OnePlus 6 and 5T two of our top recommended phones of the past year. The new OnePlus 6T mostly continues that trend, but this time it’s…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense

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Five years ago, the coders at DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence company, watched excitedly as an AI taught itself to play a classic arcade game. They’d used the hot technique of the day, deep learning, on a seemingly whimsical task: mastering Breakout,1 the Atari game in which you bounce a ball at a wall of…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Camp, Hill, and Woolsey Fires Are Climate Change at Work

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Camp, Hill, and Woolsey Fires Are Climate Change at Work

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Mason Trinca/The Washington Post/Getty ImagesMason Trinca/The Washington Post/Getty ImagesEditor’s note: This is a developing story about California’s Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire. We will update it as more information becomes available.By at least one metric, we humans are dumber than frogs. The fable goes that if you toss a frog in a pot of hot…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Waymo CEO says driverless car service coming soon

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Waymo CEO says driverless car service coming soon

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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — The head of Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit said it plans to launch its first commercial self-driving car service in the next two months and expects businesses to be among its biggest customers. Speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Tech D.Live conference on Tuesday, Waymo’s John Krafcik said the new service…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Tensorflow 2.0: models migration and new design

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Tensorflow 2.0: models migration and new design

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Tensorflow 2.0 will be a major milestone for the most popular machine learning framework: lots of changes are coming, and all with the aim of making ML accessible to everyone. These changes, however, requires for the old users to completely re-learn how to use the framework: this article describes all the (known) differences between the…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Infinite procedurally-generated city with the Wave Function Collapse algorithm

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Infinite procedurally-generated city with the Wave Function Collapse algorithm

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An infinite, procedurally generated city, assembled out of blocks using the Wave Function Collapse algorithm. Currently, there is no gameplay, you can only walk around and look at the scenery. Controls: WASD for walking, Shift to run, Ctrl to jetpack. Xbox controller: Left Stick for walking, right stick for looking around, A to jump, LB to…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Steve Blank How to Keep Your Job As Your Company Grows

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Steve Blank How to Keep Your Job As Your Company Grows

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I know a change is going to come If you’re an early employee at a startup, one day you will wake up to find that what you worked on 24/7 for the last year is no longer the most important thing – you’re no longer the most important employee, and process, meetings, paperwork and managers…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Pretentious, impenetrable, hard work … better? Why we need difficult books

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Pretentious, impenetrable, hard work … better? Why we need difficult books

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“The fascination of what’s difficult,” wrote WB Yeats, “has dried the sap out of my veins … ” In the press coverage of this year’s Man Booker prize winner, Anna Burns’s Milkman, we’ve read a good many commentators presenting with sapless veins – but a dismaying lack of any sense that what’s difficult might be…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Spectre, Meltdown researchers unveil 7 more speculative execution attacks

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Spectre, Meltdown researchers unveil 7 more speculative execution attacks

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Still spooky — Systematic analysis reveals a range of new issues and a need for new mitigations. Peter Bright – Nov 14, 2018 1:50 am UTC Back at the start of the year, a set of attacks that leveraged the speculative execution capabilities of modern high-performance processors was revealed. The attacks were named Meltdown and…