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Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Download and play these Xbox Games Pass titles while you still can

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Download and play these Xbox Games Pass titles while you still can

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Enlarge / While still “over 100 Games,” the selection on Xbox Games Pass is set to get a bit smaller next month. Microsoft’s $10 per month Xbox Games Pass subscription service will be seeing the first significant reduction in its game library at the end of May. That’s when 21 available titles—primarily backward-compatible Xbox 360…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Lenovo hypes up an all-screen (no, really) flagship smartphone

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Lenovo hypes up an all-screen (no, really) flagship smartphone

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A drawing of the Lenovo Z5. Lenovo This is a full render of the corner of the phone. Lenovo The smartphone hype train is reaching full speed for a smartphone from—believe it or not—Lenovo, which has been teasing an all-screen, notchless smartphone on Chinese social media. People throw around the term “all-screen” far too often,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Defying Republicans, Senate Democrats schedule vote to save net neutrality

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Defying Republicans, Senate Democrats schedule vote to save net neutrality

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Enlarge / Democrats vs. Republicans. The US Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday, May 16 on whether to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules. Republican senators were hoping to avoid the vote, but Democrats are using a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to force the full Senate to vote. The CRA…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | A year ago, the NES Classic flew off the shelves—now it’s coming back

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | A year ago, the NES Classic flew off the shelves—now it’s coming back

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Enlarge / This is like one of those optical illusions… isn’t it? After plans for a summer re-launch were announced last September, the NES Classic Edition will be available once again starting on June 29 in both North America and Europe, Nintendo announced via Twitter last night. While the plug-and-play hardware saw widespread shortages during…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Yes, Europa really is sending plumes of water into space

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Yes, Europa really is sending plumes of water into space

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Enlarge / This enhanced color image shows the region surrounding the young impact crater Pwyll, a 26km diameter impact crater thought to be one of the youngest features on the surface of Europa. NASA/JPL/University of ArizonaNearly 15 years have passed since NASA sent its Galileo spacecraft flying into Jupiter’s outer atmosphere to die—eliminating the possibility…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers In February, no fossil fuels-based generation was added to US grid

Hexbyte Tech News Computers In February, no fossil fuels-based generation was added to US grid

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The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant In the US, two types of electricity generation are on the rise: natural gas and renewables. If one of those is set to make a bigger mark than the other this year, it’s natural gas: in 2018, natural gas-burning capacity is expected to outpace renewable capacity for the first…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers Plan to make fuel from weapons-grade plutonium oxides dead on arrival

Hexbyte Tech News Computers Plan to make fuel from weapons-grade plutonium oxides dead on arrival

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Enlarge / The US has already spent $7.6 billion on the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility, which is partially constructed. The Department of Energy (DOE) sent a document to Congress last week formally executing a waiver to kill a project that would have used weapons-grade plutonium and uranium oxides as fuel for electricity generation in Georgia.…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers Nintendo Labo tests, part one: Robot Kit’s cardboard stomps are fun but shallow

Hexbyte Tech News Computers Nintendo Labo tests, part one: Robot Kit’s cardboard stomps are fun but shallow

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The Nintendo Labo Robot Kit, fully assembled with Switch Joy-Cons inserted. Sam Machkovech The cardboard backpack with its hand paddles and footholds attached. When you punch your hands or stomp your feet… …the colored twine pulls on smaller cardboard boxes inside the backpack. That moves four pieces of reflective tape… …which the right-side Joy-Con’s infrared…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers Cobra Kai is a funny and engaging return to the Karate Kid universe

Hexbyte Tech News Computers Cobra Kai is a funny and engaging return to the Karate Kid universe

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This post contains a few spoilers. I’ve tried to keep them minimal, but if you’re the sort who freaks out about that kind of thing, consider this a warning. Welcome to the story of Cobra Kai. Strike First, Strike Hard, No Mercy! Thirty-four years have passed since Johnny Lawrence got his ass handed to him…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers Inbox zero and the search for the perfect email client

Hexbyte Tech News Computers Inbox zero and the search for the perfect email client

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Are you the sort of person who needs to read and file every email they get? Or do you delight in seeing an email client icon proudly warning of hundreds or even thousands of unread items? For some, keeping one’s email inbox with no unread items is more than just a good idea: it’s a…