Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Bet on Uber Is a Bet on Self-Driving

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Bet on Uber Is a Bet on Self-Driving

Uber’s self-driving cars could be crucial to the company reversing operating losses that topped $3 billion last year.Natalie Behring/ReutersOn Friday morning, Uber executives rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange as their 10-year-old, $82 billion company went public. The IPO is significant, even in a year chock-full of important IPOs: It’s the…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How the Climate Plans of Presidential Hopefuls Stack Up

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How the Climate Plans of Presidential Hopefuls Stack Up

Beto O’Rourke is one of two presidential candidates who want the US to be carbon neutral within the next three decades and have a detailed plan for how to get there.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesThis story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Of the nearly two dozen Democrats running for president,…

Hexbyte  News  Computers Why Mothers Are the Unsung Heroes of Prison

Hexbyte News Computers Why Mothers Are the Unsung Heroes of Prison

Every day, come rain, sleet or snow, worried mothers flood prison visiting rooms across our great nation. They sacrifice their time and hard-earned money to see their “babies” who have somehow ended up on the wrong side of the law. These unsung heroes hold our prisons together, though the authorities, who search them before every…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Microsoft: The open source company

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Microsoft: The open source company

It’s not even April 1st — The times, they are a-changin’—even bits of Windows will be open source. Peter Bright – May 10, 2019 9:51 pm UTC The news from Microsoft’s Build developer conference that surprised me most was that Microsoft will ship a genuine Linux kernel—GPLed, with all patches published—with Windows. That announcement was…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Uber suffers disappointing stock market debut

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Uber suffers disappointing stock market debut

Billions and billions — Uber is worth $76 billion—far below previous estimates as high as $120 billion. Timothy B. Lee – May 10, 2019 9:20 pm UTC Enlarge / Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesUber’s long-anticipated debut on public stock markets failed to live up to expectations on Friday, with the company’s stock…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | OMEGA Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary With A Star-Filled Event – Haute Time

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | OMEGA Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary With A Star-Filled Event – Haute Time

OMEGA hosted a star-filled tribute at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the moon landing. George and Amal Clooney, Chiara Ferragni, Douglas Booth, and an impressive line-up of NASA veterans attended the celebratory event. Following space-related discussions, VIP guest and media enjoyed a “Golden Moments,” dinner served under the remarkable Saturn…