Hexbyte – Science and Tech 2019 BMW 3 Series Prototype first drive review: Building a better benchmark

Hexbyte – Science and Tech 2019 BMW 3 Series Prototype first drive review: Building a better benchmark

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It wasn’t the track time that sold me. Don’t get me wrong, I had a heck of a time flinging a camouflaged 2019 BMW 330i prototype around the Nürburgring, smiling for the spy photographers camped out at various corners. But where BMW’s brand-new 3 Series really sealed the deal was on the roads outside of…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Motorola P30, an iPhone X copycat, actually looks pretty great

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Motorola P30, an iPhone X copycat, actually looks pretty great

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When the Motorola P30 was leaked earlier this week, all I could see was the latest Android-laden iPhone X. Even though the Essential Phone PH-1 was the first major smartphone with a notch, Apple put one on their iPhone and sold an outrageous amount of units. Since then, several China-based companies have taken to cloning…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Credit card skimmers now need to fear the Reaper

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Credit card skimmers now need to fear the Reaper

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What’s in your wallet? — SkimReaper, subject of a USENIX Security paper, detects most common card skimmers. Sean Gallagher – Aug 15, 2018 7:25 pm UTC Enlarge / The SkimReaper, shown here with a sample card skimming device, can help law enforcement find and shut down card skimming operations.Sean GallagherBALTIMORE—At the USENIX Security Symposium here…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | MIT scientists crack the case of breaking spaghetti in two

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | MIT scientists crack the case of breaking spaghetti in two

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It’s all in the twist… — How not to shatter spaghetti into half a dozen little pieces. Jennifer Ouellette – Aug 15, 2018 8:10 pm UTC The trick to breaking spaghetti in half is to bend and twist, new MIT study says.Pasta purists insist on plonking dry spaghetti into the boiling pot whole, but should…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Australian gov’t wants to force tech firms to weaken crypto

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Australian gov’t wants to force tech firms to weaken crypto

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Down Under steps forward — “We can’t afford to give terrorists and paedophiles a place to hide,” MP says. Cyrus Farivar – Aug 15, 2018 6:55 pm UTC Enlarge / Police attend the scene of a suspected murder on August 10, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. A new proposal by the Australian government that would mandate…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | “A huge outlier”: Musk’s Tesla buyout tweet could get him in legal trouble

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | “A huge outlier”: Musk’s Tesla buyout tweet could get him in legal trouble

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Disrupting securities law — Experts see Musk’s Tesla buyout tweets as unprecedented—and not in a good way. Timothy B. Lee – Aug 15, 2018 5:48 pm UTC Getty / AurichElon Musk left traders scratching their heads last week after tweeting that he was thinking about taking Tesla private for $420 per share—and had “funding secured” to…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Oscillating brain goes regular before migraine pain hits

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Oscillating brain goes regular before migraine pain hits

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This article does not prevent migraines — Brain goes from chaotic-happy to regular-ugh to chaotic-painful as migraine hits. Chris Lee – Aug 15, 2018 2:31 pm UTC Migraines suck—understatement of the year right there. Migraines are also poorly understood, and it’s kind of hard to come up with effective remedies if you don’t understand what…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Valve seems to be working on tools to get Windows games running on Linux

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Valve seems to be working on tools to get Windows games running on Linux

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Come as you are — Files hint at “Steam Play” compatibility tools to help expand SteamOS library. Kyle Orland – Aug 15, 2018 3:06 pm UTC That Steam logo is the only outward sign that this is a Steam Machine and not an Alienware Alpha.Valve appears to be working on a set of “compatibility tools,”…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The road to bipedalism wasn’t straight and narrow

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The road to bipedalism wasn’t straight and narrow

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One small step for semi-arboreal hominins — Subtle changes in the shape of foot bones helped make us more efficient bipeds. Kiona N. Smith – Aug 15, 2018 3:55 pm UTC Enlarge / The 3.32 million-year-old foot from an Australopithecus afarensis toddler from different angles on the left, next to the fossil remains of an…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Elon Musk’s Tesla Tweets Could Spark a Fight With the SEC

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Elon Musk’s Tesla Tweets Could Spark a Fight With the SEC

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For the SEC—which, like many enforcement agencies, enjoys making headlines with shows of force—investigating Elon Musk’s tweet about taking Tesla private could be an easy win.Joshua Lott/Getty ImagesFor the SEC—which, like many enforcement agencies, enjoys making headlines with shows of force—investigating Elon Musk’s tweet about taking Tesla private could be an easy win.Joshua Lott/Getty ImagesElon…