Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired 13 Smart STEM Toys for the Techie Kids in Your Life

Hexbyte Tech News Wired 13 Smart STEM Toys for the Techie Kids in Your Life

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We found 13 math-filled and science-rich toys for tiny nerds to disassemble, set on fire, and then rebuild. Anyone who has ever watched a toddler methodically take apart a Tupperware drawer should know that many children are natural-born (ha ha!) engineers. Your only job as a parent is to nurture their creativity… and, well, clean…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Mad Science of Fermentation’s Funky Flavors

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Mad Science of Fermentation’s Funky Flavors

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Janelle Jones; Styling Priscilla JeongJanelle Jones; Styling Priscilla JeongWhile some parts of the world—particularly Asia—have rich histories of using fermentation, more people across the US are making their own kimchi and sauerkraut, brewing kombucha in their kitchens, and working fermentation into their everyday cooking. In the recently published book The Noma Guide to Fermentation, from…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers karanchahal/DoodleMaster

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers karanchahal/DoodleMaster

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The Doodle Master seeks to turn your UI mockups into real code. Currently this repository just serves to demonstrate a Proof Of Concept of Artificially Intelligent Design Tools. The demo supports the detection of 4 classes of UI components TextViews Headers ImageViews Buttons One can view the different doodles that this software supports for classification…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers AMD Discloses Initial Zen 2 Details

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers AMD Discloses Initial Zen 2 Details

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Earlier this month AMD made their first disclosure of Zen 2, their next-generation core microarchitecture for desktop and server chips. Along with Zen 2, AMD also unveiled initial details of their next-generation server chips, codename Rome. Zen 2 Zen 2 succeeds Zen/Zen+. The design targets TSMC 7 nm process node. AMD evaluated both 10 nm…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Remarkable Brain Waves of High Level Meditators

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Remarkable Brain Waves of High Level Meditators

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What’s going on in the brains of people who meditate? Anecdotal evidence suggests that meditation does something to people’s minds and bodies…quiets and calms them. In this video, Daniel Goleman reports on research done by his colleague Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Davidson brought a number of “Olympic level meditators” into…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers THE COMING CRISIS IN HOME COMPUTERS

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers THE COMING CRISIS IN HOME COMPUTERS

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June 19, 1983, Page 003001 The New York Times Archives BASKING in the newfound success of its home computer business last January, Texas Instruments Inc. hosted a lavish party at the ConsumerElectronics Show in Las Vegas. Comedian Bill Cosby, who does the company’s commercials, posed for pictures with other guests and made a few remarks.…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Battery idea: Hydroelectric pumped storage, but with bricks

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Battery idea: Hydroelectric pumped storage, but with bricks

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showing potential — Company called Energy Vault has an agreement to build a pilot tower in India in 2019. Megan Geuss – Nov 18, 2018 7:30 pm UTC Enlarge / A mock-up of what Energy Vault’s tower looks like.Energy VaultA company called Energy Vault has proposed a new utility-scale battery that is both old and…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Huge, previously unknown impact crater found beneath Greenland’s ice

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Huge, previously unknown impact crater found beneath Greenland’s ice

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A hole under the ice — Its age is unknown—and a touchy subject. Scott K. Johnson – Nov 18, 2018 4:00 pm UTC You might not think of giant impact craters as being particularly subtle or in any way capable of hiding from us. If so, you’ll be surprised by the discovery, announced this week,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | New TV spot for Glass will make you want to believe in super powers

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | New TV spot for Glass will make you want to believe in super powers

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The Eastrail 177 trilogy — Samuel Jackson’s criminal mastermind wants world to see super powers are real Jennifer Ouellette – Nov 18, 2018 3:30 pm UTC Enlarge / Elijah Price, aka “Mr. Glass” (Samuel L. Jackson), Kevin Wendell Crumb, aka “The Horde” (James McAvoy), and David Dunn (Bruce Willis) find themselves thrown together in a…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Instacart changes how it pays shoppers, but many say they’re now making less

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Instacart changes how it pays shoppers, but many say they’re now making less

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Shop until you drop — “Exact dollar per batch—that’s transparency,” Instacart executive tells Ars. Cyrus Farivar – Nov 18, 2018 3:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Kaitlin Myers, a shopper for Instacart, navigates the aisles as she shops for a customer at Whole Foods in Denver. Myers receives a grocery list from an Instacart customer and…