Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | BepiColombo’s Path: Why Does It Take So Long to Get to Mercury?

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | BepiColombo’s Path: Why Does It Take So Long to Get to Mercury?

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The European and Japanese space agencies launched their first mission to Mercury yesterday (Oct. 19, Oct. 20 GMT), but now, the mission’s engineers and admirers have to endure a seven-year wait before the project’s science begins in earnest. The BepiColombo mission has such a long cruise time because it’s actually really difficult to successfully orbit…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | 150-Million-Year-Old Piranha-Like Fish Specimen Found In Germany Is Earliest Known Flesh-Eating Fish

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | 150-Million-Year-Old Piranha-Like Fish Specimen Found In Germany Is Earliest Known Flesh-Eating Fish

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This fish specimen has sharp, pointed teeth reminiscent of modern day piranhas. It is believed that the creature likely used them to bite the flesh or fins of other fish when it lived in the late Jurassic era.   ( Kölbl-Ebert, Ebert, Bellwood, & Schulbert ) Researchers believe that the pointed teeth on the fossilized…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech ‘Fortnite’ Is The Most Popular Halloween Costume Of 2018

Hexbyte – Science and Tech ‘Fortnite’ Is The Most Popular Halloween Costume Of 2018

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By Liana ‘LiLi’ Ruppert – October 20, 2018 With Fortnite being such a record-breaking game easily accessible on pretty much every platform out there, it’s understandable that so many kids would want to become their Battle Royale heroes in their favourite outfits for Halloween. It’s because of that insane amount of success and community dedication…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Fortnite Is Teasing Its Halloween, ‘Fortnitemares’ Event, Return Of Ghoul Trooper Skin

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Fortnite Is Teasing Its Halloween, ‘Fortnitemares’ Event, Return Of Ghoul Trooper Skin

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Oct 20, 2018, 11:09am Dave Thier Contributor i Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Games I write about video games and technology. Fortnitemares in FortniteCredit: Epic Games That Fortnite is having a Halloween event isn’t a surprise. We’ve been seeing Halloween decorations pop up all over the map for weeks now, we’ve had…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech It’s your last chance to get a free copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 in the latest PS4 Pro bundle

Hexbyte – Science and Tech It’s your last chance to get a free copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 in the latest PS4 Pro bundle

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The busy product launch season is beginning to wind down, though we’re still expecting big news for both the iPad and Mac lineup out of Apple’s October 30th event in Brooklyn. In terms of what’s next, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will present an opportunity to buy a lot of this year’s best tech at…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it

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Time to zap those bugs — Buggy updates point at deeper problems. Peter Bright – Oct 20, 2018 2:15 pm UTC Enlarge / Windows 10 during a product launch event in Tokyo in July 2015.Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesIt’s fair to say that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update has not been Microsoft’s most successful…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Android’s new multitasking is terrible and should be changed back

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Android’s new multitasking is terrible and should be changed back

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I’ve been using the Google Pixel 3 XL since its launch two weeks ago, and I wholeheartedly agree with our review’s conclusion that the Pixel 3 offers the best Android experience right now. But there’s one aspect of that Android experience that I can’t abide, and no, it’s not the gargantuan notch. It’s the appallingly…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Big New Update Brings Leaderboards and a Number of Improvements

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Big New Update Brings Leaderboards and a Number of Improvements

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A new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update recently went live alongside the game’s first 2XP weekend event, Black Market, and Halloween event. It adds leaderboards for multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies, and brings with it a number of fixes and improvements.Patch notes are as follows:GeneralLeaderboards are now available for Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies. For…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Look up as Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Look up as Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend

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(CNN)The night sky will showcase shooting stars this weekend, visible in all parts of the sky, around the world.The Orionid meteor shower may not be the most spectacular of the year, but it delights in other ways. The Orionids appear each year between October 2 and November 7. The peak occurs when the Earth passes…