Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Humans Made This Planet Hell. Hopefully We Can Help Some Species Adapt

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Humans Made This Planet Hell. Hopefully We Can Help Some Species Adapt

This week the UN released a horrifying report—by hundreds of authors around the world—warning that a million species of plants and animals face extinction in the next few decades. That’s one in four species on this planet that could soon disappear. Virtually every human activity—agriculture, energy production, fishing, urbanization—is conspiring to destroy life on Earth…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Inside China’s Surveillance Crackdown on Uyghurs

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Inside China’s Surveillance Crackdown on Uyghurs

The woman remembers the first time she got a smartphone.It was 2011, and she was living in Hotan, an oasis town in Xinjiang, in northwest China. The 30-year-old, Nurjamal Atawula, loved to take pictures of her children and exchange strings of emoji with her husband while he was out. In 2013, Atawula downloaded WeChat, the…

Hexbyte  News  Computers On the Trail of the Robocall King

Hexbyte News Computers On the Trail of the Robocall King

PART ONEBrad Young, a lawyer at TripAdvisor, arrived at the company’s offices in Needham, Massachusetts, on October 12, 2015, to find an email from his boss, Seth Kalvert, the company’s general counsel. In itself that wasn’t strange. As a travel site built on crowdsourced wisdom, where hundreds of millions of ordinary people post reviews and…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Whirling ‘Collapsar’ Stars Gave Universe Its Gold – Space.com

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Whirling ‘Collapsar’ Stars Gave Universe Its Gold – Space.com

Hubble Space Telescope image of the Crab Nebula, a famous and well-studied supernova remnant. (Image: © NASA, ESA and Allison Loll/Jeff Hester (Arizona State University). Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)) Most of the universe’s gold, uranium and other heavy elements are generated from rapidly whirling collapsing stars, a new study finds.The universe’s three lightest elements…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Apex Legends’ Mirage Has A Dating Profile Now – Kotaku

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Apex Legends’ Mirage Has A Dating Profile Now – Kotaku

Illustration: Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends doesn’t have much lore. The characters have notes on their backgrounds on the game’s official site, which has some interesting little details. Did you know that Mirage is the youngest of four brothers? Today we learned a little more about the hologram obsessive, thanks to a dating profile Respawn made for…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Apple Park drone videos make a return, show mystery stage at center of spaceship ring – 9to5Mac

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Apple Park drone videos make a return, show mystery stage at center of spaceship ring – 9to5Mac

Throughout the construction of Apple Park, drone update videos became monthly occurrences. They offered beautiful overhead updates on Apple Park’s construction progress, but as construction wrapped up, Apple started to crack down on drone videos. Today, however, Duncan Sinfield is back with his first Apple Park drone update in six months. Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip…