Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Sunrise for China’s commercial space industry?

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Sunrise for China’s commercial space industry?

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Launching rockets and satellites has long been the preserve of China’s state-owned aerospace companies, but private space firms are now popping up hoping to find gold in the space dust. A report by Beijing-based investment institution FutureAerospace says more than 60 private Chinese firms have entered the commercial space industry over the past three years,…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | The 8 features Amazon and Google must add to the Echo and Home

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | The 8 features Amazon and Google must add to the Echo and Home

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The Amazon Echo and Google Home are amazing devices and both have advantages over the other. In my home, we use the Amazon Echo and have them around the house and outside. I have the original in the living room, a Dot in bedrooms, my office and outside, a Tap in my woodworking workshop and…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | Bethesda Reveals Rage 2 Trailer With Game’s First Trailer

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | Bethesda Reveals Rage 2 Trailer With Game’s First Trailer

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Rage 2 is a real game. After Bethesda decided not to deny a recent leak of the game, it’s officially announced the game is indeed in the works with its first trailer. Unfortunately, it doesn’t showcase any gameplay, but that’s just around the corner. Subsequently, an official website has provided us with a few more…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | Say hello to Google One

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | Say hello to Google One

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Google is revamping its consumer storage plans today by adding a new $2.99/month tier for 200 GB of storage and dropping the price of its 2 TB plan from $19.99/month to $9.99/month (and dropping the $9.99/month 1 TB plan). It’s also rebranding these storage plans (but not Google Drive itself) as “Google One.” Going forward,…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | Overwatch second anniversary event confirmed, free weekend incoming

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | Overwatch second anniversary event confirmed, free weekend incoming

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The Overwatch Anniversary Event that leaked yesterday is now official. Beginning on May 22 and running until June 11, Blizzard will celebrate Overwatch’s second birthday with more than 50 new items, including eight new Legendary and three Epic skins, new dance emotes, and a brand-new Deathmatch map called Petra. Deathmatch is also getting a new…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | New Galaxy S10 leak brings the exciting news we’ve been waiting for

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | New Galaxy S10 leak brings the exciting news we’ve been waiting for

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Not to keep beating a dead horse, but we have every indication that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones have been quite disappointing thus far. The phones themselves are fantastic, as anyone who has one will confirm. We also sang them high praise in our in-depth Galaxy S9 review. The design is sleek,…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | Android P Preview 2 hands on—New recent apps, awful gesture nav, and more!

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | Android P Preview 2 hands on—New recent apps, awful gesture nav, and more!

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.—With Google I/O winding down, we finally have a spare second to look at the newest release of Android P. The second developer preview moves the OS into “beta,” and it’s not just for Pixel devices, as it also runs on a host of third-party flagship phones, thanks to Project Treble. Recent Apps,…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | Google Duplex beat the Turing test: Are we doomed?

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | Google Duplex beat the Turing test: Are we doomed?

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Video: Google’s Assistant gets an AI upgrade with Duplex Alan Turing helped pioneer the idea of programmable computers and built one of the first general purpose computing machines, the Bombe, which decrypted the Nazi’s Enigma code and saved thousands of lives. Turing’s contributions to the war effort, and to computer science as a discipline, are…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | Watch this Tesla Model 3 bug a Camaro on the track

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | Watch this Tesla Model 3 bug a Camaro on the track

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Ever wondered how a run-of-the-mill Model 3 goes on a track? So have we. Let’s be honest: the Model 3 has been getting a fair bit of stick since its inception. But this video shows that the baby Tesla gives as much as it gets. Attending a track day on the 3.8 kilometre Mid-Ohio Sports…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | HP steps up the design on its premium Envy lineup

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | HP steps up the design on its premium Envy lineup

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Sarah Tew/CNET In between HP’s cutting-edge Spectre PC line and the mainstream Pavilion line are its Envy PCs, which have an air of luxury while still being reasonably priced. If you’re a fan of thin all-metal designs, higher quality components and extra features, you’ll want to check out the Envys. For 2018, HP has slimmed…