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“There is Much More at Stake Than Simply Being In or Out” – Rem Koolhaas Speaks Out Over a Potential EU ‘Brexit’ EU Barcode (OMA*AMO). Image © flickr user eager. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. In a recent interview with the BBC, Rem Koolhaas (OMA) has spoken out against the campaign seeking to remove the United Kingdom from the European Union, upon which the British people will vote in a referendum next week. Reflecting on his time spent at London’s Architectural Association (AA) in the 1960s and ’70s, Koolh
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AVI-8 Flyboy Bronze Limited Edition Bronze: it’s mankind’s oldest alloy, boasts antimagnetic properties, and just looks stunning when used right. The AVI-8 Flyboy Bronze Limited Edition uses this bold material for the case of the watch, which slowly ages and oxidizes over time to give the timepiece a unique patina like few others. A Japanese Miyota 21 Jeweled self-winding automatic tracks time and date, sitting within the 44mm case
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Non-US Encryption Is ‘Theoretical’, Claims CIA Chief In Backdoor Debate Iain Thomson, writing for The Register: CIA director John Brennan told U.S. senators they shouldn’t worry about mandatory encryption backdoors hurting American businesses. And that’s because, according to Brennan, there’s no one else for people to turn to: if they don’t want to use U.S.-based technology because it’s been forced to use weakened cryptography, they’ll be out of luck because non-Ameri
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Lionsgate signs deal to become the 2nd studio to offer films in Dolby Vision Now that TVs offering HDR (High Dynamic Range) and A/V receivers featuring support for object-based surround sound — also known as 3D surround sound — are making their way into consumers’ homes, there is a need for content that actually takes advantage of these technologies. Dolby Atmos sound is beginning to pick up steam already, but HDR content is still fairly limited. On Thursday, Lionsgate ann
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Putin: Russia ready to lift sanctions first, if certain that EU will follow suit Russia could lift the sanctions it has imposed on the EU, but to make such a concession, it would need to be certain that reciprocal measures would follow and that it wouldn’t be “once again deceived” by its Western partners, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Self-driving 3D printed bus named ‘Olli’ can be hailed via app & learn skills (VIDEO) The way humans travel, workout, and even socialise are being questioned by a 3D printed autonomous shuttle bus named ‘Olli’, which can think for itself using a highly intuitive computer system designed by IBM. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Minority (math) report: Scientists say algorithm can predict ISIS attacks A team of computer scientists says they have created an algorithm that can decode patterns in the social media activity of Islamic State supporters to help predict when and where terrorist attacks are likely to occur. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trio of speakers will drill down on creativity and diversity at GamesBeat 2016 VB EVENT: We’re delighted to announce a trio of speakers for GamesBeat 2016 to address the subject of creativity and diversity, which has been an ongoing subject for us at our GamesBeat events. Above: Michael Condrey, cofounder of Sledgehammer Games.Image Credit: Sledgehammer Games Our panelists include Michael Condrey, cofounder and studio head of Sledgehammer Games, developers of 2014’s Call of
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E3 2016’s social media mentions reinforces Sony’s dominance Sony generated the most attention on social media at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the big game trade show in Los Angeles this week, according to social media analysis by ListenFirst and Synthesio. But the results from E3 weren’t necessarily a wipeout, as Xbox generated more conversations on social according to ListenFirst. ListenFirst reported that Sony’s PlayStation team posted the most soc
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Watch 30 Years of Pixar in One Emotional Supercut Pixar’s Finding Dory is out today, and it’s pretty damn good . Burger Fiction took the opportunity to look back at the history of the beloved animation studio’s groundbreaking work from 1984 to the present.Read more…
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What Did ‘Climate Hero’ James Hansen Actually Predict Back in 1986?: New at Reason The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on June 10 and 11, 1986, to consider the problems of ozone depletion, the greenhouse effect, and climate change. The event featured testimony from numerous researchers who would go on to become major figures in the climate change debate. Among them was James Hansen, who was then a leading climate modeler with NASA’s Goddard Institut
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Google Now on Tap test brings quick actions and nearby places Google Now on Tap is a multi-headed beast. It seeks to devour information across the web and then spit it back to you in easy-to-handle chunks. A new feature that’s showing up for some users now offers shortcuts to common actions and nearby places. Android Police Your Now on Tap searches may bring you a whole host of information.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please clic
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Dezeen teams up with the Tate Modern to create Pinterest board full of architectural details We’ve teamed up with Tate Modern to curate a new Pinterest board dedicated to stunning photography of architectural details in celebration of the London gallery’s new extension by Herzog & de Meuron. We’ll be adding more beautiful images over the next couple of weeks, so make sure you’re following the board for updates. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest | Find out more about Herzog & de Meuron’s
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This exclusive E3 VR event made me feel like I was partying in a cultured cyberpunk dystopia This wasn’t just a normal exclusive E3 party — it was a glimpse into what it means to be cultured in a cyberpunk dystopia.
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This L3D cube is the new lava lamp The little kid inside you is going to go crazy for the L3D Cube. The light-up device has different settings to fit your mood and even has a function that interacts with music. Read more…More about Led Lights, Light Cube, Led, Lights, and Tech
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Peter Gabriel: I’m Amazing This new track from Peter Gabriel features the sort of richly layered production, piercing rhythms, and global influences we’ve come to expect, at times reminiscent of the sound of his hit album Up. We can only hope it’s indicative of a full album down the road. Link Link 2 Price: $1.29 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Charles X: Can You Do ItAndy Shauf: The Worst in YouBlastEchoGlassine:
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How Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer set up her potential downfall – CNET Mayer reportedly reneged on a secret deal with an activist investor to cut costs.
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News: Zaha Hadid pays homage to artist Kurt Schwitters in his new Zurich retrospective Upon first glance, the “Kurt Schwitters: Merz” exhibition is an enticing haven of artistic talent. The retrospective opened earlier this week at the Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich, as a celebration of the five-decade-long relationship between Schwitters and the gallery. An exhibition involving Zaha Hadid is sure to be a visual treat, whether it’s her work that is on display or if she designed an exh
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This is how a large fire spreads in space Earlier this week, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo capsule, which has been attached to the International Space Station for the past few months, was filled up with more than 4,000 pounds of trash and released from the station out into space. A few hours later, a fire started inside the vehicle’s gut. Multiple cameras and sensors gathered data about the blaze Don’t fear, it was all apart of a NASA sci
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Apple patented an iPhone with a wraparound screen Last month we saw Apple was already getting creative with screen placement in its patent filings, with some wild and wacky iPad setups, but this latest patent is truly out there. A new patent, filed in April of last year and just published, describes a method for building a “portable electronic device with a wraparound display,” which sounds silly and amazing in equal measure. Of course
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Hands-on: New features in macOS Sierra [Video] Although it hasn’t garnered the same level of excitement as iOS 10’s unveiling, there are quite a few compelling additions to be found in macOS Sierra. Along with a rebranded and more modern naming convention, macOS Sierra adds Siri, a Universal Clipboard for sharing clipboard contents between iOS and macOS, and many more underlying features. more…Filed under: iOS Devices, Mac Tagged: First Impre
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Glitch City [Images: Via Wired UK]. Sites of urban infrastructure and other industrial facilities integral to municipal management, from fire stations to fuel depots, appear to be the target of deliberate erasure in Baidu’s street maps. As photographer Jonathan Browning—who noticed odd moments of incomplete blurring, cloning, and other visual camouflage a few years ago—explains to Wired, “I don’t know who do
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Amazon’s Most Popular Miter Saw Is Under $100 Today, Just Don’t Lose a Finger Hitachi 15-Amp 10″ Miter Saw, $99I freely admit that not everybody needs a miter saw. In fact, most people probably shouldn’t own one. But if you’re in the market, Amazon’s top seller is marked down to $99 today, the lowest price of the year. In addition to the #1 seller designation, the Hitachi C10FCE2 also carries a 4.5 star review average from over 1,000 customers, so there’s no need to me
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Why You Should Skip the Pre-Rinse Before Loading Your Dishwasher Most of us are in the habit of rinsing our dishes before stacking them in the dishwasher. Aside from saving time and water, there’s another reason to skip the rinse: it could actually keep your dishes from getting clean.Consumer Reports explains that pre-rinsing dishes, glasses, pots, and silverware can make them come out dirtier. Here’s why:The reason is that most dishwashers costing $500 or more
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Alite Sierra Shack Pop-Up Tent An extremely simple and durable tent that pops up in seconds.
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Bruder Exp-6 Expedition Trailer A trailer rugged enough to conquer the most difficult backcountry trails.
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Every Part of This Super Deadly Tree Can Kill You In 1521, Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León was nicked by the poisoned arrow of a Calusa warrior, somewhere along the coast of Florida. The injured colonist fled to Cuba where he succumbed to his flesh wound. The actual cause of death? Toxic sap from the deadly manchineel tree.What happened to Ponce de León is just a fraction of the damage the manchineel tree (Hippomane mancinella) is capable
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These VR Films Let Viewers Talk to Refugees and Holocaust Survivors A behind-the-scenes image from ‘New Dimensions in Testimony.’ Image: Sheffield Doc FestExperiencing the brand-new “Alternate Realities” programme at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest—the UK’s largest documentary film festival—was dizzying and diverse. Following on from Sundance and Cannes, which have recently made their first serious forays into virtual reality, Doc/Fest curators put 12 major VR and
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Long Island Nazis? Police charge brothers after finding guns, ammo, Hitler photo A suburban New York man was arrested on weapons charges as Long Island police found several assault rifles, bomb-making instructions, and a collection of Nazi paraphernalia in a home he shared with his brother. Read Full Article at RT.com
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9 Tips For a Minimalist & More Efficient Mac Experience Your Mac’s interface is clean and beautiful as it is, but by making a few visual and functional tweaks here and there, you can polish it up some more and speed things up all around. The tweaks that we’re focusing on today will give you a minimalist Mac experience. We’re talking about customizing the OS using a “less is more” approach. Here are a few tips to get you started. Declutter the Finder Si
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Vladimir Putin is totally down with a Donald Trump presidency Somewhere within the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin is crossing his fingers and toes that American voters will bless him with a President Donald Trump.  Not really. But maybe.  SEE ALSO: Behind Donald Trump’s yuge love/hate relationship with the media Putin, speaking on June 17 at the Russian Economic Forum in his hometown of St. Petersburg, called the presumptive Republican nominee a
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Thanks to Here and Hubject, you’ll always know where to charge your car Electric cars are great and all, but if you find yourself running out of power in the middle of a barren wasteland where charging stations are scarce, you may regret your decision to go green. But thankfully, a new partnership between Here and Hubject hopes to prevent electric car owners from being left high and dry. Electric vehicle drivers who utilize Here-powered maps, navigation systems, or ap
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Next-gen bike lights include turn signals, brake lights, and FRICKIN’ LASERS! The forthcoming Blinkers bike lights aim to make cycling after dark safer by increasing visibility and offering visual cues for drivers and other cyclists.
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Pill-carrying drone flies into abortion debate While drones often make the news for menacing aircraft these days, the unmanned aerial vehicles have also been used for more practical pursuits, like delivering medicine. An alliance of advocacy groups now plan to use that capacity of drones to stage a protest of Ireland and Northern Ireland’s abortion laws… Continue Reading Pill-carrying drone flies into abortion debate Category: Drones
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France police killing: Hollande honours couple stabbed by jihadist French President Francois Hollande pays tribute to a police couple murdered this week by a man who pledged allegiance to so-called Islamic State.
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Uber says it’s making money in its established markets – CNET The company claims to be the No. 2 player in China, where it faces homegrown rival Didi Chuxing.
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Ancient DNA shows perfect storm felled Ice Age giants Giant Ice Age species including elephant-sized sloths and powerful sabre-toothed cats that once roamed the windswept plains of Patagonia, southern South America, were finally felled by a perfect storm of a rapidly warming climate and humans, a new study has shown.
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Researchers find new ways to make clean hydrogen and rechargable zinc batteries A Stanford University research lab has developed new technologies to tackle two of the world’s biggest energy challenges – clean fuel for transportation and grid-scale energy storage.
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Chemists Just Turned Plastic Into Liquid Fuel In news that offers hope that human civilization won’t end up drowning in soda bottles and plastic wrap, Chinese chemists have developed a remarkably efficient method for converting polyethylene into liquid fuel. If it proves scaleable, it could make a real dent in global plastic pollution.Read more…
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Zaha Hadid transforms Zurich gallery in homage to artist Kurt Schwitters Upon first glance, the “Kurt Schwitters: Merz” exhibition is an enticing haven of artistic talent. The retrospective opened earlier this week at the Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich. An exhibition involving Zaha Hadid is sure to be a visual treat, whether it’s her work that is on display or if she designed an exhibition’s setup. Hadid’s design for this particular exhibition…is the late architect’s h
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Plume Wi-Fi System We all rely on Wi-Fi for our Internet needs. Unfortunately, that normally means relying on a single router tucked away somewhere next to the torch-like lights of your modem. The…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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E3 2016: 6 insane controllers and peripherals from E3 2016 IntroductionSequels and remasters dominated this year’s E3. From the new Zelda’s interactive open world to Bethesda’s stunning Skyrim remaster, a Frostbite 3-driven Fifa 17 and Konami’s Silent Hills-inspired Resident Evil 7, the expo had plenty to like for fans of existing franchises.Like the games themselves, peripherals are often improved, tweaked and given a new lick of paint with a dash of add
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Pop-Up Kitchen & Desktop Outlets So rarely when I have a problem–say, needing an extra electrical outlet–does the solution just pop up out of nowhere. But oh boy could I make that happen all the time with this set of countertop-embedded sockets. The retractable power unit has a stack of 3 x 3-prong outlets, plus 2 x USB charging ports. You can install it in the kitchen, at your desk, on your garage work bench, anywhere you have
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Behind the money: What the last decade of social media has done to culture Pandoland 2016 was the best single day of content we’ve ever produced. Not only because of sheer volume — we’ve never done 13 interviews in a single day — but also because of something I didn’t quite intend. We had the usual Max Levchin, Bill Ready, Dick Costolo, Sam Yagan types who have driven so much of the success of this past era of social media and the early innings of mobile. Levchin– and
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Ecommerce is supposedly capital intensive. So why do the companies that raise the least tend to do the best? One time near unicorn One Kings Lane has sold to Bed Bath and Beyond for a “non-material” sum. And so ends another ecommerce 2.0 company that we once thought could be a $1 billion winner. Let’s recap: Gilt Groupe: A long time IPO prospect who sold for a mere $250 million. Zulily: The hot flash sales winner that actually made it public… before it saw its stock fall by more than 60% and sold to QVC-
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This million dollar watch doesn’t even display your texts Here is a fancy $1.28 million watch from Greubel Forsey. Mere plastic isn’t protecting the interior of the watch. No, it’s transparent sapphire. Transparent sapphire. ::transparent sapphire::. Transparent sapphire. Sorry, I’m just trying to understand what transparent sapphire is, which I guess is just this sapphire (very blue) made see-through. Maybe like Apple’s sapphire glass? Got it. Here is
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Round Glass Coffee Table Inspired By Old Rocket Toys Designers today get inspired by different things: nature, flowers, art, various stories and pictures. Sometimes some of them remember their childhood and get inspired by their children’s memories. In continuation of his creation of surreal and sculptural art objects, Cyprus-based furniture designer Stelios Mousarris has realized the nostalgia-inducing Rocket coffee table. The piece is inspired by
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Arc’teryx Norvan VT Trail Runner The beloved outdoor gear brand has unveiled their first trail runner ever.
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ZeroHour Apex Tactical Pen Complete with glass breaking self-defense tip and a Fisher Space Pen cartridge.
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Audi Truck Project Plan B An autonomous, electric big rig concept that’s straight from Tron Legacy.
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Columbia Survival Tags Looks like Columbia just got serious about their clothing line.
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A New Device Harvests Energy From Your Body as You Walk and Swing Your Arms Harvesting energy by a large-area cushion-like shape-adaptive triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) touched by human skin. Video: Credit: Yi et al. Sci. Adv. 2016. GIF: Navi LambaHow many times have you been out when your phone dies at the wrong moment? The physical energy you use just by walking from A to B can be harvested and turned into electricity, and it could have applications well beyond keep
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Linksys EA9500 5.3Gbps router review Sometimes, good enough isn’t. If that’s how you feel about your wireless connection, you need to stop using whatever your ISP gave you and look into some of the great routers on the market right now. Recently we recommended the Linksys EA7500, a straight-forward but powerful router priced at $200. The Linksys EA9500 is a similar device in many ways, but it turns the performance up to elven. With 5
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Simple Ways to Keep Pets Out of, or Safe Around, Your Garden By now, your garden should be in pretty good condition, but if you need a hand keeping your furry companion out of it—or you didn’t plant this year because you were worried about it—these suggestions from HomeAdvisor can help.The video above essentially mirrors the tips in the graphic below, so they both have the same information—but it’s all good. Some of it is stuff you’ve probably figured out,
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Julia-Louis Dreyfus sends appropriately nasty birthday cards to her co-stars Your birthday is a perfect time for your loved ones to celebrate your life by mercilessly mocking you.  Julia-Louis Dreyfus and her husband, Brad Hall, sent Timothy Simmons, who plays Jonah Ryan (also known as Jack the Freak-stalk on Veep) a birthday card and, in true Selina Meyer style, she led with a burn. SEE ALSO: Watch all the best insults on ‘Veep’ in under 2 minutes Simons noted that D
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HP wants you to believe it’s as sexy as Apple – CNET Technically Incorrect: In a new campaign for its premium products, HP wants you — and specifically older millennials — to believe it’s exceptionally upscale and alluring.
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Congress Refuses, So California Funds Its Own Gun Violence Research Center Soon we’ll have science to shape gun violence policy, and it’s about damn time. The post Congress Refuses, So California Funds Its Own Gun Violence Research Center appeared first on WIRED.
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Are We Orlando or Are We Brands? Photos: GettyThe It Gets Better Project is maybe Dan Savage’s most ingenious creation, and that’s really saying something given that I’m referring to the man who made Rick Santorum’s last name synonymous with a frothy mix of lube and fecal matter. The initiative Savage formulated in 2010 with his husband Terry Miller in the wake of a string of gay teen suicides incentivized activism by conflating
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Will Europe beat the U.S. in smart city innovation? Though Europe is currently battered by a refugee crisis, economic laggards and Britain’s potential exit, some argue that its future smart cities will still be more innovative than those in the US. In the global entrepreneurial landscape, the EU has a reputation as an overly bureaucratic, risk averse zone with poorer access to venture capital than America. But over at FastCompany, Boyd Cohen argue
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The Best Cheap Coffee Maker After considering 17 cheap coffee makers and testing the six most promising candidates, we think that the Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker (46201) is the best. For about the price of three bags of specialty coffee beans, you get a machine that reliably makes a solid cup of coffee—even if you’re brewing pre-ground stuff from the grocery store. In addition to winning over our tasting panel of pro
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Most attainable of castles asks $575,000 Haters gonna say this isn’t a castle Some people (“haters,” in the common parlance) might claim that this castle in Genoa, Illinois is not a castle. They might claim that real castles don’t have ground-floor windows, or aluminum roofing, or Angry Birds shower curtains. But to those people, we have three questions: Does it have a turret? Is there a suit of armor inside? Is there some in
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The Flour Shaking Rolling Pin – making bread doesn’t have to be a sticky situation If you like cooking at home, then there’s a good chance you’ve dealt with trying to make a dough of some kind. While some aren’t terribly sticky, many are, and not having enough flour means you’re in for a not-so-pleasant experience. Not only is the dough going to stick to your rolling pin, but you’ll have to wash your hands of all the mess and dry them well just so you can put flour onto the dou
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13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week  This week, Microsoft bought up LinkedIn, Apple’s WWDC took place and the E3 gaming trade show had the tech world talking. These are the stories you don’t want to miss this week. Read More
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New lizard found in Dominican Republic Biologists have reported the discovery of a new lizard in the Dominican Republic, strengthening a long-held theory that communities of lizards can evolve almost identically on separate islands. The chameleon-like lizard — a Greater Antillean anole dubbed Anolis landestoyi for the naturalist who first spotted and photographed it — is one of the first new anole species found in the Dominican Repub
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Ethereum Markets Reeling After Security Fault Allows Massive Theft The community buying, selling, and caring about the blockchain technology/alt-coin Ethereum is reeling this morning after a security vulnerability allowed a currently unknown thief to steal millions of Ethereum tokens from the DAO, an Ethereum-using decentralized venture capital company. The details of DAO’s structure and intentions were explained at Reason last month by Andrea Castillo. Prior to
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School Will Not Expel 7-Year-Old Who Brought Nerf Guns to School A 7-year-old will not be expelled after bringing two toy guns to his school. Josiah Green was suspended for 10 days in May after he brought a small water gun and a small Nerf gun to Douglass Park Elementary School. According to Tim Anderson, the Green family’s attorney, Josiah had the toys in his pocket when he was caught. These toys obviously looked like toys, but it did not matter. Josiah found
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SwiftKey Beta saves your copied text in new clipboard feature Copying and pasting text is hard enough on a mobile device. It’s even worse when you have to go and grab the same information again. SwiftKey wants to help. The latest beta of the popular keyboard now debuts a clipboard that can save text copied on your smartphone for later use. It saves any snippets you copied for an hour, or you can tell the keyboard to remember important clips you want to kee
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iOS 10’s Coolest New Features in Gifs Images: Nicholas Stango/GawkerApple introduced iOS 10 this week during WWDC. While Apple suggested most people wait for the public beta when it is available in July, we decided to ignore that entirely and downloaded the developer preview. As you might expect, iOS 10 is currently full of glitches and lagginess, and some features just straight up don’t work. Yet we still threw together a preview of
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Ultra-sharp image uncovers the shocking lives of young stars An unprecedented view from the Gemini South telescope in Chile probes a swarm of young and forming stars that appear to have been shocked into existence. The group, known as N159W, is located some 158,000 light years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite to our Milky Way Galaxy. Despite the group’s distance beyond our galaxy the extreme resolution of the image presents researchers
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Iran: Two workers dead in Tehran subway gas explosion A gas explosion in an underground construction site in Tehran has killed two workers.
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A-10 Thunderbolts Upgraded With Laser Guided Rockets Military New weapons for old planes A-10s get precision rockets…
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LEGO KSC Rocket Launch Site LEGO enthusiast Lia Chan built this masterfully scaled and detailed model of the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39a. It includes the Space Shuttle Atlantis, the crawler transport system and the launch platform itself. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Massive LEGO Star DestroyerLEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RSLEGO Voltron ConceptLEGO Toyota Land Cruiser ConceptLEGO Ferrari
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NASA teams with American Airlines to bolster flight training and more NASA has partnered with American Airlines in a deal that will span the next five years, giving NASA researchers observational access to AA cockpits during flights throughout the years. The observations will be used as part of the space agency’s work on improving cockpit displays, as well as flighting training and “other flight desk operations,” NASA said in a statement. … Continue reading
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Apple’s ‘Apps for Earth’ Campaign Raises More Than $8M for World Wildlife Fund Apple and the World Wildlife Fund this week announced that the recent “Apps for Earth” promotion has raised more than $8 million in proceeds to support the WWF’s conservation work. The Apps for Earth promotion, timed to take place to celebrate Earth Day, ran from April 14 to April 24 and saw dozens of apps offering special in-app purchases with 100 percent of the proceeds going directl
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Event: DTLA Restaurant Tour – 50% discount for Bustler readers! Event Date: Jun 22, 2016; Event City: Los Angeles, CA, US **Bustler readers can enter LADF16BUSTLER at check out for a 50% discount!**This self-guided tour explores the comestible side of Downtown LA through the lens of design.3pm – Otium222 S Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012The contemporary restaurant draws from the rich culinary heritage of Chef Timothy Hollingsworth, and modern design aesthet
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Event: DTLA Neighborhood Design Tour – 50% discount for Bustler readers! Event Date: Jun 25, 2016; Event City: Los Angeles, CA, US Get to know your neighbors with a special DTLA neighborhood tour on June 25. Spend a day exploring the patchwork of different and distinct neighborhoods in this side of LA!1pm – Show + Tell Projects at Brunswig Square360 E 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012The tour will begin with a presentation by Japanese ceramicist Shoshi Kanokohata and f
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Event: Silver Lake Restaurant Tour – 50% discount for Bustler readers! Event Date: Jun 23, 2016; Event City: Los Angeles, CA, US This self-guided tour explores the comestible side of Silver Lake through the lens of design.4pm – Little Pine2870 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039Little Pine is changing the way carnivores think of vegan cuisine and continues to make headlines in LA, not just because Moby happens to own it. Meet designer Tatum Kendrick of Studio Hus at th
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Indoor-Outdoor House Frames Bucolic River Views in Argentina Brick, wood, and steel converge to simple, idyllic effect We are big fans of the indoor-outdoor house. In moderate climates from Australia to California to Brazil, these flexible residences bring the outside right in, usually with sliding glass doors that allow seamless movement between a rear garden and an airy, open-plan interior. This house in Argentina, designed by Santa Fe, New Mexico-based
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ListenUp: Peter Gabriel: I’m Amazing Peter Gabriel’s new song “I’m Amazing” doesn’t take cues from Kanye West, but the legendary boxer and political activist Muhammad Ali, who recently passed away at the age of 74. Gabriel writes in a Facebook post that it was “inspired by Muhammad Ali…… Continue Reading…
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YETI Ramblers submitted by Everyday Carry “YETI set the gold standard for tough coolers that keep ice longer. They’re still the choice of professional river guides, fishermen, and yuppie weekend glampers alike. As YETI continues to branch out, they continue to keep the quality and performance just as high…” (via TheTruthAboutGuns)Read More
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Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 We’ve got a pretty good idea of what the car of the future will look like — not unlike what we’ve got now but a touch more high tech and with the ability to drive itself. But what sort of automobiles will whisk around the 0.1%? The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 Concept is such a first glimpse. First off it’s larger and even more imposing than existing Rolls, with the same iconic grill worked into th
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This huge plankton bloom in the North Sea looks like a painting A huge bloom of phytoplankton in the North Sea swirls in photos taken by satellites orbiting Earth. One image, taken on June 12, shows a springtime bloom east of the Shetland Islands in natural color as seen by the Landsat 8 satellite. SEE ALSO: Toxic algae blooming in ‘The Blob’ along the West Coast, forcing shutdown of vital fisheries A second, wider photo taken by NASA’s Aqua satellite shows t
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At WWDC, the real story was Messages In this episode of MashTalk, Lance, Pete and I do a deep dive on WWDC and everything Apple announced. SEE ALSO: Apple’s 2016 WWDC event in under 90 seconds We start off offering our take on the keynote (0:30) and the tenor of Apple announcements.  First up is iOS 10 (8:30) and the impact the new changes coming to Messages on the platform. We spend a lot of time on Messages before moving into a d
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Amazing photos show a UFO cloud hovering over Mount Etna Breaking news: Aliens are invading Earth after landing on top of a volcano in Sicily.   Or at least that’s what the pictures of an unusually pronounced version of a particularly rare cloud make it seem like. Posted to the World Meteorological Organization’s Facebook page as well as other social media sources, the photos show a massive lenticular cloud perched atop Mount Etna on June 14.  SEE ALSO
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The Perfect Cup? Built for Coffee Connoisseurs by Deviehl The DEVIEHL coffee cup is not just any old cup. This takes the notion of the humble domestic drinking vessel up a whole notch – or quite a few.  Precision to detail, craftsmanship, high-quality materials and an appearance that just says Hello! This is contemporary coffee drinking aimed at connoisseurs,  but it will also surely please collectors of fine artifacts. The cup pictured a
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The best light modifiers for on-camera flash photography Flash photography is often frowned upon. The blinding, flat light of an on-camera flash is about the least flattering light possible. Even with external flashes, such as those from Canon, Nikon, Sony and other camera manufacturers, the quality of light can be pretty dismal. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. If you own or plan to buy an external flash for your camera, here are a few accessor
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A Canadian Telecom Is Limiting a Free WiFi Program For Low-Income Families It’s tough to get ahead without the internet in a time when many of us can’t even find the nearest burrito joint without Google’s help, much less find a job.Because not everyone can afford to have a decent internet connection, libraries across North America have started to offer WiFi hotspot lending programs. People can sign out a little device with a data package that gives them free internet unt
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Is Android Pay Better Than Your Contactless Credit Card? Technology has had an incredible impact on how we buy things. In 1958, the Bank of America created the first modern credit card. In 1994, Amazon.com launched, which in turn popularized the concept of online shopping. Now, contactless technologies are making it quicker and more convenient to make small purchases. The contactless payments market is incredibly fragmented. On one hand, you have the co
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Mini’s latest concept is the mood ring of cars Mini has produced tight, efficient economy vehicles since its first car was introduced in 1959. But its parent company BMW has been exploring how differently cars will be used in the future with its concept cars. Unlike the luxury emphasis of its self-driving Rolls Royce and BMW models, the Mini entry in the Vision Next 100 line expands customization for multiple users, a clear benefit for a car-s
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OP Headquarters / JKMM Architects Courtesy of JKMM Architects Architects: JKMM Architects Location: Teollisuuskatu 1, 00101 Helsinki, Finland Area: 130000.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Courtesy of JKMM Architects Main Designer: Asmo Jaaksi Design Team: Marko Salmela (project architect), Eero Kontuniemi (project architect), Teemu Kurkela, Samuli Miettinen, Juha Mäki-Jyllilä, Ville Ukkonen
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Dancers perform vertical routine across Boston building facade Performers from experimental dance company Bandaloop leap, flip and spin across the glass facade of a 17-storey tower at Boston’s Fan Pier in this choreographed acrobatic act (+ movie). (more…)
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Bel’s Scooter Chair Lets You Work from Behind the Desk in Style Bel & Bel have created a remarkable piece of furniture that not only resembles a scooter, but is actually crafted from original 1980’s Vespa scooter parts. The scooter’s chassis has been re-purposed and each chair is handcrafted using parts from authorised scooter dealers. Sadly the engine has been removed preventing the inevitable chair races around the office. The scooter chair […]Visit Man
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elena manferdini’s ‘inverted landscapes’ wins PAN award for best public art project the installation challenges the relationship between space and painting, updating the viewer’s classical notion of ‘still nature’ and public engagement. The post elena manferdini’s ‘inverted landscapes’ wins PAN award for best public art project appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Facebook giving brands improved tools for their Instant Articles Facebook today announced the creation of new tools brands will soon be able to use to help their Instant Articles stand out more. With these additions, branded content will get a little razzle-dazzle in the hopes that it’ll drive readership, because as Facebook points out, “Branded content that is overly promotional is less engaging.” Above: How a marketer’s logo will appear on a sponsored content
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Summer Television Serves Up a Crime Wave: New at Reason In summer, a young studio executive’s fancy turns to crime. At least that’s the case this year. While the past few summers’ TV schedules have been populated with space aliens and post-apocalyptic mutants, the networks are now testing the hypothesis that the fascination of vacation audiences with steaming viscera does not necessarily require that it be tossed around by extraterrestrials. Plain old
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4 Other Reasons to Be Bullish on Gary Johnson’s Polling The headline interest in the Libertarian Party’s prospects this November were tidily summed up by FiveThirtyEight three weeks ago: “Pay Attention To Libertarian Gary Johnson; He’s Pulling 10 Percent vs. Trump And Clinton.” That number has settled to about 9 percent nationwide since, but the basic set-up remains the same: Johnson is polling around four times higher than he was at this ti
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Friday A/V Club: Pink Pistols, Bill O’Reilly, and the Lesbian Gang Menace The Orlando Pulse Massacre has inspired a wave of stories about the Pink Pistols, a gay gun-rights and self-defense group. (As it says on their website, “We teach queers to shoot. Then we teach others that we have done so.”) Aficionados of cable-news hysteria may remember another time the phrase “pink pistol” was percolating in the press: that time Bill O’Reilly interviewed an
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Museum designed by crowdsourcing definitely looks the part The building is both terrible and perfect This design, aptly named 404: File Not Found, recently won the London Internet Museum competition hosted by Bee Breeders. Though the people behind the design are Shaun McCallum and Aleksandra Belitskaja, the true designers are numerous internet user, all of whom could contribute to the overall design by using a specifically developed app that allowed them
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EDC: Game 7 VIP Courtside Seats ($45,000). Ajoto Brass Pen ($185). Mark Round Wallet ($88). Cleveland Cavaliers Pin ($12). M&U Co. Pill Keyring ($30). Salt Optics Novak Glasses ($340)….Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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How Do Checked Bags Actually Get on the Airplane? A tag, a plastic bin, a metal chassis, and a six mile trek from the moment you check your bag at the counter until it gets on the plane. That’s pretty much all there is too it. Well, of course there are a lot of scanners shooting off to match up your luggage tag to the number on the bin and chassis and there are a lot of machines working to x-ray your luggage and there are a lot of wheels spinning
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How-To: Enable Picture-in-Picture for YouTube videos in macOS Sierra One of the big new features in macOS Sierra is the new iPad-inspired Picture-in-Picture mode for Safari. This allows users to detach a video from its player so that it’s always viewable across desktops and while using other apps. Although YouTube’s player doesn’t make it readily apparent that its videos work with Picture-in-Picture, it’s quite easy to enable the handy feature for all of your favo
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DirecTV continues 4K sports coverage with US Open – CNET The AT&T-owned satellite TV provider is leading the way with live broadcasts in Ultra HD resolution.
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How an experimental cryptocurrency lost (and found) $53 million This morning, users of the Ethereum cryptocurrency woke up to some very alarming news. Someone was trying out a new attack on one of the currency’s biggest and richest institutions, the Decentralized Autonomous Organization or DAO. The DAO holds immense cash reserves, and someone had figured out a way to drain out $53 million. Because of the nature of Ethereum, developers could still see where th
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New York State Senate passes anti-Airbnb bill  The New York State Senate has passed a bill that would make it illegal to advertise short-term rentals (less than 30 days) for entire homes on Airbnb. Earlier today, the State Assembly passed the bill through to the State Senate. The next step in the process is for New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to either sign or veto it. The bill would make it illegal to post a short-term rental… Read More
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Iconic Antarctic geology lab gets the boot Florida repository of marine sediments dates back to early days of US polar exploration.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20096
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Google employees are adding ‘Lady’ to their job titles to fight sexism More than 800 members of Google’s staff are standing together in a showing against sexism today by appending a single word to their job titles: “Lady.” Business Insider has details on the protest, which is happening in response to a ludicrous comment made during Alphabet’s shareholder meeting last week, when someone referred to company CFO Ruth Porat as the organization’s “lady CFO
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Robots In Amazon’s Warehouses Are Already Making a Huge Difference Amazon acquired Kiva, a robotics company for a sum of $775 million in 2012, and started to use robots in its warehouses in late 2014. At the time, the idea was that it will make inventory management more efficient. It’s actually doing an impressive job. The “clip to ship” process used to take around 60-75 minutes when human employees were taking care of things, now the robots are doing t
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This Is What A Prosthetic Leg For Elephants Looks Like Animals Its owner has already outgrown nine of them The first elephant to don a prosthetic limb is challenging surgeons to create bigger, better legs.
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Charleston marks anniversary of church shooting amid Orlando aftermath Less than a week after 49 people were gunned down at an Orlando nightclub, the residents of Charleston, South Carolina are marking the solemn anniversary of a shooting of their own: The slaying of nine people at a historic black church. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Blue Origin Will Soon Launch a Crew Capsule—and Then Crash It on Purpose Blue Origin, the notoriously-secretive space company, is launching its New Shepherd crew capsule this weekend. And, for the first time, you’re going to be able to watch it happen—right up to a pretty probable crash-landing. Read more…
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Spray Can Salt & Pepper Shakers Turn your dinner plate into street art with these whimsical porcelain salt and pepper shakers that look like tiny, dented spray paint cans. Dishwasher safe, and guaranteed not to get you arrested! Link Price: $15/set More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Rainworks Invisible SprayIndecline: This LandHimalayan Salt RoomsOwen Dippie’s Masked QuartetSuper A Pigeon Murals
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Bill Gates endorses genetically modified mosquitoes to combat malaria Bill Gates endorsed the use of a powerful and controversial new gene-editing tool to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes in an interview with Bloomberg News today. A key tool to reduce malaria deaths A handful of scientists have already created mosquitoes that are either infertile or resistant to the malaria parasite using CRISPR, a genetic cut-and-paste tool that allows researchers to precisely
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Lexus software update gives new meaning to ‘car crash’ Last year, headlines made everyone fearful of hackers taking over cars on the freeway. Turns out the real menace to owners of connected cars are the loopy manufacturers themselves. Toyota had to suck it up this week and admit to Lexus owners, who were going nuts on Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday, about why the climate control, radio, GPS, USB, Bluetooth, and other features suddenly stopped workin
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How elevators could fix the affordable housing crisis Elevators are [the] transportation breakthrough that made steel frame construction genuinely useful… tall apartment buildings make it possible for there to be plenty of housing for everyone even where land is scarce. If elevators were more widely used, they could unleash not just a boom of new construction in America’s most expensive areas but an important secondary boom of higher wages for work
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Nintendo talks mobile gaming, VR and its future at E3  Nintendo has never been afraid to go against the grain of prevailing industry trends. In fact, the refusal to follow the pack has become a defining aspect of the gaming giant’s business strategy during the ascendance of chief console competitors Sony and Microsoft. So it comes as no surprise, really, that it did something markedly different at this year’s E3 show. But just how… Read More
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Cats may have a rudimentary grasp of physics, study finds (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) When it comes to cats and physics, most people don’t get much further than Erwin Schrödinger and his gedankenexperiment involving a feline locked in a box. But research from Saho Takagi and her colleagues at Kyoto University in Japan suggests that cats don’t just star in physics thought experiments, they may also have an innate understanding of (some of) the physics,
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Could this attack prediction algorithm help stop ISIS before it strikes next? The disturbing power of terrorist attacks lies in their fundamental unpredictability; terrible events of human cruelty which could be unleashed on anyone at any time. But a new Big Data project created by a University of Miami physicist named Dr. Neil Johnson suggests they don’t have to stay unpredictable. Working with a team of researchers, Johnson has created an algorithm designed to scan social
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Apple is mandating HTTPS connections for iOS apps by 2017 Your iPhone apps are about to get a whole lot more secure. Apple launched App Transport Security a year ago, a service that enforces secure connections between apps and servers. Now, however, the company is making use of ATS mandatory. All apps on the App Store will have to use the security feature by January 1, 2017, according to a report from TechCrunch. Related: Best cooking apps for iPhone and
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The strawberry full moon makes this summer solstice a super rare thing This year the heavenly bodies seem to have conspired to sweeten the pot with an event we haven’t seen in 70 years.
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Apple announces it raised $8 million w/ World Wildlife Fund Global Apps for Earth campaign Apple and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced that their recent Apps for Earth campaign raised $8 million in proceeds for the organization. more…Filed under: AAPL Company, Apps Tagged: Apple, apps for earth, WWF
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Long Promised Artificial Intelligence Is Looming—and It’s Going to Be Amazing We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world’s chess champion. That didn’t happen until 1996. And despite Marvin Minsky’s 1970 prediction that “in from three to eight years we will have a machine with the general intelligence of an average human bein
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Hey Siri, Welcome to the Future This week’s main topic: WWDC. Also, new phones from OnePlus and Motorola. The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Hey Siri, Welcome to the Future appeared first on WIRED.
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Game|Life Podcast: It’s The Gigantic E3 Expo Episode Matt Peckham, Jake Muncy, and Chris Kohler run down the highs and lows of E3 2016, from Zelda to Oculus and everything in between. The post Game|Life Podcast: It’s The Gigantic E3 Expo Episode appeared first on WIRED.
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Deep Thunder Can Forecast the Weather—Down to a City Block Want to know which way the wind blows? IBM’s new Deep Thunder tool combines the Weather Channel’s data and forecasting with analytics for business applications. The post Deep Thunder Can Forecast the Weather—Down to a City Block appeared first on WIRED.
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The Blue Sky Coffee Press provides your normal dose of caffeine and takes up half the space Coffee, coffee, everywhere, but no more counter space. We get a little overzealous with buying new toys for making coffee, and it simply can’t be helped as it’s an addiction, and we rationalize with ourselves that it’s better to be hooked on coffee than heroin. The only problem is that you only have so much room for coffee and related gizmos and gadgets. While most of us settle on one or two meth
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Surprise! FBI Has Millions of Our Photos in Facial Recognition Databases We know of cases where people (even 8-year-old children) end up on the federal watch lists because they have names that are similar to those of suspected terrorists. Based on a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, we should maybe also start worrying about whether our faces look like those of suspected criminals or terrorists. This new report shows that the FBI has access to hundreds
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Do Not Trust Dealers That Guarantee A Minimum Price For Your Trade You’ve heard the commercials: “We will give you a minimum of $500 for your trade no matter the condition!” This is usually just a shell game to get you to pay more for the car you are buying, and dealers that advertise this way should probably be avoided.According to a story in Automotive News, a woman in Connecticut learned the hard way how dealers will offer you one price for your trade only to
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Five to Try: Evie rethinks the Android launcher, and Minecraft gets friendlier than ever Snag these hot new and updated apps for the weekend ahead.
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Save Hundreds on the Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle – Deal Alert This premium e-learning bundle from Adobe features top-notch instruction on all things photography. You’ll dive into over 65 hours of content, encompassing everything from shooting black-and-white photography to acing the Photoshop certification exam. Normally valued over $900, you can get the full bundle today for just $64 – over 90% off.Here’s a list of the included courses: Adobe Certified E
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First Test For Machine That Could Change The Future Of Particle Physics Science Method might shrink particle accelerators from town size to table size New Accelerator will make things smaller…
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58% off RAVPower FileHub Wireless Hard Drive, WiFi Bridge & Sharing Media Streamer – Deal Alert You may find many uses for this versatile and powerful file hub from RAVPower, currently discounted 58% on Amazon from $75.99 down to just $31.99. Let’s run down the features: Let up to 5 devices wirelessly connect to the FileHub wireless network, to access its SD card and/or USB storage to share files Media server capabilities, allowing wirelessly connected devices to stream audio and video fro
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With APFS, Apple focuses on storage efficiency in its OSes Apple this week announced that macOS Sierra, its newest operating system for the Mac and the successor to OS X El Capitan, will include the next-generation Apple File System (APFS) and a bounty of data storage features for SSDs. The new APFS will operate as a file system across all the company’s platforms, including iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS, Apple said during a keynote at its WWDC 16 confer
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Mr. Robot Decoded explores the authenticity of the show’s hacking Hacking in both TV and film looks cool a lot of the time while being accurate almost none of the time. One of the brilliant exceptions to this rule is USA Network’s Mr. […]
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Contrary to DNC Claim, Hacked Data Contains a Ton of Personal Donor Information When the Washington Post reported Monday that the Democratic National Committee’s servers had been breached by a team of Russian hackers, the DNC was quick to claim that nothing pertaining to the party’s many supporters had been pilfered. But a new cache of apparently hacked documents obtained by Gawker contains a wealth of donor information, including e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers for h
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Why Apple’s biggest new bets haven’t paid off yet The big theme of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference this week was change. Apple overhauled the clunky look and feel of its Apple Watch software barely a year after the product launched. It redesigned Apple Music to be simpler to, you know, find and listen to music. And the company expanded Apple Pay to the web so it’s not longer solely dependent on the slower adoption of retail stores
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Save $50 On This Popular Vantrue Dash Cam Vantrue R2 Dash Cam, $100 with code UHBTWINYVantrue’s R2 dash cam was The Wirecutter’s runner-up pick, and you can save a whopping $50 on yours today with promo code UHBTWINY, bringing the price down to $100.The R2 can shoot at resolutions exceeding standard 1080p (2560×1080 or 2304×1296), and its 170 degree field of view means you’ll never miss a license plate, crash, or meteorite. This deal is e
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Kratos, VR and revamped consoles: The biggest news from E3 2016 – CNET Fan favorites like God War and Zelda returned, but all eyes were on virtual reality and new Xbox hardware.
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Amazon debuts two new TV pilots based on best-selling novels – CNET The internet giant asks fans to vote on which shows go on to become fully-funded series. This time, two are based on bestsellers, the latest example of Amazon using data to predict winners.
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Votes that don’t count: More than 200k provisional primary ballots discarded in 2016 Over 220,000 provisional ballots for presidential primaries in at least 18 states have been discarded, according to a new report. Provisional ballots are backup versions used when a voter’s eligibility cannot be immediately verified at the polls. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Startups and immigration: Myths, lies and half-truths  Immigrants play a significant role in job creation, entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem in the U.S. However, the U.S. has a strict immigration policy and has yet to pass the bill for the “startup visa.” For entrepreneurs determined to stay in the U.S. to create or work at a startup, it’s important to learn about the myths, lies and half-truths about startups and… Read More
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Geek’s what to watch: buddy action, farting corpses, forgetful fish, and more Two titanic entertainers team up while Pixar’s latest sequel hits the big screen. At the same time, a weird and wild indie film hits a few theaters while ABC’s only ongoing comic book […]
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The One Habit That Guarantees You A More Balanced Life A little tweak to your to-do list can nudge you toward putting more personal time into your schedule.Most professionals (63%, according to LinkedIn) make to-do lists. For many people, these lists become a source of stress and unmet expectations. But with one little tweak, your to-do list can instead become a tool for creating a more balanced life.Read Full Story
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Pumpkin Ridge Passive House The Pumpkin Ridge Passive House, nestled in the foothills west of Portland, embraces the simplicity of Passive House design to deliver superb comfort and efficiency at minimal added cost. This high performance green building, built by Hammer & Hand, will consume 90% less energy to heat and cool the home throughout the year, while also offering exceptional comfort and indoor air quality.
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Time Warner Cable Suspends Broadband Upgrades After Merger Karl Bode, reporting for DSLReport: Time Warner Cable has confirmed that the company has suspended its “Maxx” broadband and TV upgrades while the dust settles from Charter’s $79 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Time Warner Cable’s Maxx upgrades not only deliver faster top speeds up to 300 Mbps, but a notably overhauled improvement to the company’s set t
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Disney app narrates ‘Finding Dory’ for visually impaired fans Finding Dory arrived in theaters today, and thanks to the Disney Movies Anywhere app, visually impaired and blind movie goers will be able to enjoy the movie with audio narration. The app works by using a phone’s microphone to listen to the movie; when the dialog in the movie stops, the app will describe what is happening on-screen directly to … Continue reading
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Modular phones at war: Lenovo Moto Z vs LG G5 Lenovo has finally taken the wraps off of the long-awaited Moto Z, the company’s latest flagship smartphone, which replaces last year’s Moto X. This next-gen Moto smartphone boasts excellent specs, a beautiful design, and a modular ecosystem for adding — you guessed it — modules. The Moto Z, however, isn’t the only flagship phone out there, nor is it the only modular flagship phone out there. LG r
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Too lazy to grow weed? Let the internet of things do it for you with Gro.io If there’s one thing that could make a cannabis connoisseur’s life easier, it would be automation. After all, how much more could one want in such a state than to do, well, nothing at all? And now, one hydroponic solution is making the weed-growing business easier than ever. Meet Gro.io, self-described as “the world’s most intelligent hydroponics system.” Creator Doug Slemmer was inspired to make
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Sexual Violence and the State: 15 U.S. Cops in the News for Sex Crimes This Week In the past week alone, more than a dozen U.S. cops and criminal-justice officials have made headlines as the subject of sex-crime investigations, indictments, trials, and lawsuits. The alleged misconduct ranges from the merely hypocritical (paying for sex) to the abhorrent—forcible rape, extorting sex through threats of arrest, sex with underage girls, and more.  Seeing news like this week after
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Podcast: On the Way to Peak Phosphorus On this episode of Generation Anthropocene, we dive into one of the most underappreciated elements on the periodic table
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US job of the week: architect at Oppenheim Architecture + Design Our US job of the week on the new and improved Dezeen Jobs website is for an architect at Oppenheim Architecture + Design in Miami, which proposed carving desert lodges directly into a cliff face in Jordan (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
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58% off RAVPower FileHub Wireless Hard Drive, WiFi Bridge & Sharing Media Streamer – Deal Alert You may find many uses for this versatile and powerful file hub from RAVPower, currently discounted 58% on Amazon from $75.99 down to just $31.99. Let’s run down the features: Let up to 5 devices wirelessly connect to the FileHub wireless network, to access its SD card and/or USB storage to share files Media server capabilities, allowing wirelessly connected devices to stream audio and video fro
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London company designs nightmare bus that you exercise inside of A truly dystopian vision of the future The great thing about buses (as well as cars, taxis, trains, subways, shuttles, etc.) is that you don’t have to peddle them with your feet. Not long ago—and this is true—if you wanted to get somewhere you had to either peddle with your feet, walk with your feet, or have a horse. Now the world is marginally better and you don’t have to do that anymore, but un
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Mother mongooses may risk death to protect unborn children Mothers will do anything to protect their children, but mongooses go a step further. Mongooses risk their own survival to protect their unborn children through a remarkable ability to adapt their own bodies, says new research.
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Circuit technology that resolves issues with high-frequency piezoelectric resonators Scientists have developed a new algorithm and circuit technology allowing high-frequency piezoelectric resonators to be used for phase locked loops (PLL). It was confirmed that these operate with low noise and have an excellent Figure of Merit compared to conventional PLLs.
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Rare, blind catfish never before found in US discovered in national park cave in Texas An extremely rare eyeless catfish species previously known to exist only in Mexico has been discovered in Texas, report investigators.
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Researchers open hairy new chapter in 3-D printing Researchers have found a way to bypass a major design step in 3-D printing, to quickly and efficiently model and print thousands of hair-like structures. Instead of using conventional computer-aided design (CAD) software to draw thousands of individual hairs on a computer the team built a new software platform, called ‘Cilllia,’ that lets users define the angle, thickness, density, and height of t
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Zencube is state-of-the-art LED salt lamp that helps you breathe easier Zencube is a brand new take on the Himalayan salt lamp. Known for a multitude of health benefits, salt lamps are the perfect antidote to all the unseen negative effects of technology around us, helping us breathe easier and sleep better. Zencube contains the natural air purification of traditional salt lamps nested within a sleek, modern design. The all-in-one system connects to an app and changes
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Hackers access some GitHub accounts by reusing passwords from previous leaks After the recent password leaks from LinkedIn, Tumblr, and MySpace, people who found themselves on the lists were warned to change their login details on any sites where they reused the same credentials.
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The best, the worst, and the rest of E3 2016 The weeklong sensory overload / carnival of wonders lovingly known as E3 is over, even if we’re all still hearing that slight thump-thump-thump of an overpowered booth subwoofer. So while we all pack up and fly off to our calmer and quieter homes, it’s time to reflect on the dozens of game demos we’ve played, as well as the oddities and eccentricities we experienced while covering a large expo de
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The Best iPhone Music Apps & Alternative Music Managers for iOS There are many ways to listen to music on your iPhone, and you don’t have to rely on iTunes and the built-in Music app. If you’re sick of wrestling with the basic built-in option, why not choose something else? Whether you want to continue using iTunes and the iOS music library, want an alternative way of transferring and storing files, want to use the cloud to store your media, or you’d rather ge
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3D Door Wraps What’s behind Door #3? Who cares? I’m more interested in the gateway to Renaissance Italy that’s in front of it. You can keep your endless cascade of entryways over rickety wood floors though, Windowpix. That American Horror Story cue-the-eerie-music BS creeps me out. Windowpix makes dozens of these 3D Door Murals, giant stickers of idyllic scenes, famous places, and optical illusions that adhere
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Can We Defend What We Put In Space? Space The new era of space strategy Space strategy is business strategy.
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Animal hormone is involved in plant stress memory Regulating melatonin production in plants via drought priming could be a promising approach to enhancing abiotic stress tolerance of crops in future climate scenarios, report investigators.
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Exercise may have therapeutic potential for expediting muscle repair in older populations Here’s another reason why you should hit the gym regularly as you grow older: a new report shows that regular exercise plays a critical role in helping muscles repair themselves as quickly as possible after injury. After only eight weeks of exercise, old mice experienced faster muscle repair and regained more muscle mass than those of the same age that had not exercised.
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Fetal BPA exposure in mice linked to estrogen-related diseases after adolescence The genome is permanently altered in the uterus of mice that had been exposed to BPA during their fetal development, new research indicates.
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Potential drug target identified for Zika, similar viruses A single gene pathway that is vital for Zika and other flaviviruses to spread infection between cells has now been identified by researchers. Further, they showed that shutting down a single gene in this pathway — in both human and insect cells — does not negatively affect the cells themselves and renders flaviviruses unable to leave the infected cell, curbing the spread of infection.
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The dopamine advantage The junctions between nerve cells responsible for releasing and receiving dopamine in the brain are a surprising mismatch that gives this chemical a strong competitive advantage, report researchers.
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These were our favorite games, hardware and toys from E3 2016 Another year, another massive, exciting E3 showcase. The biggest names in the video game industry brought out their newest games and hardware, including two console announcements (and controllers) from Xbox and a ton of fresh games from PlayStation with an emphasis on VR experiences. There was no sign of Sony’s new PlayStation 4, but that was just fine. Engadget’s E3 crew spent the week running ar
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Watch the Louvre Abu Dhabi Perimeter Flood Earlier this week, the temporary sea wall that had been separating the Louvre Abu Dhabi from the seawater of the Persian Gulf was removed, creating a new harmony between site and structure as envisioned in the original project renderings. The building, which was conceived in 2007 and designed by Jean Nouvel, is set to open later this year. Courtesy of Tourism Development & Investment Co
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Your Own Private Paradise: Natural Swimming Pools by Biotop Crystal clear, dotted with floating lily pads and free of chlorine and lurking creepy creatures, natural swimming pools have the feel of a tropical swimming hole right in your own backyard. You can build decks right up to the edge and add waterfalls, stepping stones and rocky beaches to create your own private paradise resembling a natural environment, whether your preferred look is t
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Microsoft snaps up app maker Wand as spending spree rolls on When you’re a company as big and as wealthy as Apple, it’s not surprising you have to fight off a lot of lawsuits claiming you stole this technology or copied that product. Usually, it’s Apple suing someone for copying their stuff. But minor Chinese phone maker 100-plus decided to give it a go, and now, thanks to that lawsuit, Chinese smartphone shoppers can no longer buy iPhone 6 models… in some
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Samsung’s Smart Glow is a luminous notification ring for smartphones Notification LEDs aren’t exactly Android smartphones’  most exciting accoutrement, but they’re undeniably useful — it’s a lot harder to ignore a blinking diode, after all, than an impermanent buzz or chime. Samsung apparently thinks so, too, and if leaked materials are any indication, it’s poised to go all in with LED tech: SamMobile reports that a ring-shaped notification array dubbed “Smart Glow
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local motors integrates IBM’s watson cognitive computing platform into self-driving vehicle the electric car, which can carry up to 12 people, is equipped with 30 advanced sensors to improve the passenger experience and allow natural interaction with other vehicles. The post local motors integrates IBM’s watson cognitive computing platform into self-driving vehicle appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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TermHere Launches a Terminal Window Directly From a Folder Mac: It’s easy enough to use a system service to launch Terminal from any folder in OS X, but you don’t have much in the way of options. TermHere does the same thing, but allows you to pick your Terminal app of choice, and even open multiple directories.http://lifehacker.com/launch-an-os-x…Once TermHere is installed, you can right-click a folder in Finder to get a “New Terminal Here” option. Cli
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A touch of electricity may help diabetic wounds heal When the body sustains a wound, electrical signals around the site of the injury help cells migrate there as part of the healing process. While this works well in healthy individuals, new research reveals that when such wounds happen to diabetics, the electrical fields around them are significantly weaker, leading to the slow-healing process common to people with the condition. By manipulating
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Office Design Goes Green in New São Paulo Low-Rise We’d work here Office buildings, can so often be monstrous, impersonal towers, especially in the world’s dense urban centers. So a well designed one, one that is sensitively scaled and doesn’t disregard its context, tends to stand out. In São Paulo, local office FGMF Arquitetos is trying out just such an approach for size, and for a new 6,800-square-meter (about 73,000-square-foot) office tower i
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Bone artifacts suggest early adoption of poison-tipped arrow technology in Eastern Africa Researchers studying bone artifacts have discovered in the Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar, have found evidence to suggest that bone tools were used for hunting, and even as poison arrow tips. The findings suggest that bone technology was a central element to the Kuumbi Cave’s inhabitants over 13,000 years ago.
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The PlayStation VR launch games: What’s good and what’s bad? Mark and Sam discussing the PlayStation VR launch games lineup at E3. (video link)Sony has recruited the fledgling indie studio Impulse Gear to build a game for the company’s new PS VR “Aim” controller. After spending some time with Farpoint, it’s one of those rare, solid demos that made me seriously contemplate buying an unnecessary accessory. As someone who has grown weary of useles
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2016 Serpentine Pavilion and Summer Houses “Bigamy” in architecture, at least according to the Copenhagen-based Bjarke Ingels Group, means the combination of diametrically opposed parts.
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Give Your Cards and Cash a New Home For Just $8 RFID Blocking Leather Slim Wallet, $8 with code AWE4DVQ8We’ve seen several deals lately on RFID-blocking front pocket wallets, but if none of them have been quite what you’re looking for, maybe this one will fit the bill. It’s leather, it can hold at least six cards, an ID, and some cash, and it’s only $8 today.https://www.amazon.com/Blocking-Leath…Commerce Content is independent of Editorial an
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Anti-Trump Movement Rises, Rubio Plots, Vox Editor Wants To Take Your Guns and Everything Else: P.M. Links Republicans consider their options for dumping Donald Trump. A University of Virginia law student disciplined for sexual assault has filed a lawsuit impugning the federal government’s interpretation of Title IX. (I will have more to say on this soon.) Three ways Democrats are lying about gun control and mass shootings. A Vox editor wants to take your guns and your property. My response. Marco Ru
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Thousands of porn bots follow so-called Islamic State group on Twitter BBC Monitoring looks at why porn bots have suddenly started following IS Twitter accounts and what impact this is having.
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Something Strange and Terrible Is Happening to Mussels Do you enjoy eating mussels? Cool, same. Something, however, is happening to mussels as we know them. And it’s changing them in a pretty horrifying way. A team of researchers from the University of Chicago has been comparing the shells of live mussels pulled from the Pacific coast today with historical shells, some of them thousands of years old. They’ve come to an alarming realization: Mussel she
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Why Bolivia turned away Bill Gates’ chicken donation Bolivia’s outrage yesterday at being a beneficiary of Bill Gates’s “Coop Dreams” — a project with Heifer International to donate 100,000 chickens to poor countries — shocked many. But upon closer examination of Bolivia’s political climate, none of us, Gates included, should be surprised. Under its current president Evo Morales, Bolivia has a robust history of rejecting US aid, whether g
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Is the ‘Secret’ Chip In Intel CPUs Really That Dangerous? New submitter Miche67 writes: A recent Boing Boing blog post by Damien Zammit is stirring up fears, claiming Intel’s x86 processors have a secret control mechanism that no one can audit or examine. And because of that, he says it could expose systems to undetectable rootkit attacks that cannot be killed.Blogger Andy Patrizio, after talking with an Intel spokesperson, says the developer’s argument
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Special Planes Are En Route To Rescue A Scientist From The South Pole Health As we speak Mission to rescue scientist from south pole…
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Buy your dad a battery extender, I guess Sorry, I didn’t put a lot of thought into this. But nobody likes running out of phone battery, right? Even dads, I bet. So maybe get him a power bank. Wish I could be more helpful, but dads are a real enigma to me. I mean, I know some dads. And I’ve also helped take care of children, and been a child of a dad, and know moms who are married to dads. But What Is it Like to Be a Dad? What I do know
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Nixon Americana Belt SW – Jedi Brown We find your lack of pants disturbing. Based on on its successful Americana model, Nixon fashioned this Jedi Brown belt from full-grain leather. It has a green “lightsaber” prong and features the Jedi logo embossed on the strap. $59.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Joker Election Tee Joker/Dent 2016! What do you think this election is, a joke? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You’ll be laughing until you CRY, voter! $19.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Nixon DNA Belt SW – Death Star Black We find your lack of pants disturbing. Based on on its successful DNA model, Nixon fashioned this Death Star Black belt from full-grain leather. The strap is covered with embossed details from the surface of the Death Star. $59.99
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Electronics & Gadgets : Mars Levitating Bluetooth Speaker Maglev music to our ears. The Mars Levitating Bluetooth Speaker is a solid wireless speaker you can stream your music to which happens to float. That’s right. The aluminum “craft” floats about 3/4″ above the subwoofer base. You control the floatation and volume with a free app. $329.99
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Home & Office : The Time Traveler’s Handbook Gotta get back in time. If you’ve ever had trouble answering the “which historical person would you have dinner with” question because you have too many good answers, this is the book for you. $21.99
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Home & Office : Rubber Band Engineer You’re bound to lose control when the rubberband starts to jam. Do do do do do do dee dee. Do do do do dee dee. Handy materials, clear photographic instructions, and creative ideas combine in his Rubber Band Engineer to make for a group of stellar projects for kids and adults alike. $22.99
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The Mysterious X Boson Could Upend the Standard Model. If It Actually Exists A lab in Hungary has reported an anomaly that could lead to a physics revolution. But even as excitement builds, closer scrutiny has unearthed a troubling backstory. The post The Mysterious X Boson Could Upend the Standard Model. If It Actually Exists appeared first on WIRED.
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Troubled-youth facilities benefit from ‘ecological approach’ The difficult, and sometimes dangerous, job of caregiving in residential facilities for troubled youth becomes notably more fulfilling when agencies de-emphasize behavior control in favor of creating opportunities for children‘s success.
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Astrophysicists release new study of one of the first stars A research team has used the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope to study key regions of the ultraviolet spectrum of a star thought to have been enriched by elements from one of the first generation of stars.
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Blueberries’ health benefits better than many perceive Consumers know some of the benefits blueberries provide, but they’re less aware of the advantages of reverting aging, improving vision and memory, a new study shows. Researchers surveyed more than 2,000 people in 31 states – mostly on the East Coast and in the Midwest – to see what they know about the health benefits of blueberries.
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Google Calendar now shows when you’re free for easier scheduling The Google Calendar Android app has been updated with a new feature that first arrived in Calendar for Work and Education — it can pinpoint times when you’re free, making it easier to set up appointments. The feature can be used with specific dates, as well, so you can quickly find the right open time slot for your needs. Google … Continue reading
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Best Workout Gear For Every Exercise Whether you’re scaling walls in Yosemite or busting out a WOD, we’ve got you covered.
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Ethereum Might Betray the Blockchain to Recover From a $56M Hack Image: Nick Ares/Flickr Bitcoin rival Ethereum, which has been called the ‘World Computer’ because of its dual function as a currency and a coding platform, is thought by many to be the next evolution in digital financial systems. The system has grown quickly, and gained millions of dollars in support from its users. But on Friday, the system faced its first major challenge in the form of an atta
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Putin on ban of Russian athletes from Rio Olympics: ‘I think we can find a solution’ President Vladimir Putin has condemned the ban on Russian athletes’ participation in the Rio Olympics as “unjust.” Yet, he believes a “solution” can be found to the conflict, stressing that Russia will continue to fight doping. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Alabama county refuses to lower flag for Orlando massacre, faces online backlash One county in Alabama drew the ire of the internet after choosing not to lower the American flag to half-staff in response to the deaths of 49 people in Orlando, Florida last Sunday – and not for the first time, either. Read Full Article at RT.com
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World’s first ‘emotional humanoid’ joins ranks at Belgian hospitals (VIDEO) First launched as a humanoid companion for the home, Pepper the robot has been put to work in two hospitals in Belgium, assisting medical staff with daily tasks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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iOS 10 Hidden Features: Split-View Safari, Mail Filters, Universal Clipboard and More iOS 10 has been described by Apple as its biggest iOS update ever, with new features like a total overhaul of the Lock screen, a revamped Messages app that includes its own dedicated App Store, among other improvements, a Siri SDK for developers, a more capable Photos app, a redesigned Apple Music app, and hundreds of other changes, big and small. In the video below, we’ve rounded up some of the
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LSD Residence / Davidov Partners Architects © Jack Lovel Architects: Davidov Partners Architects Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia Architect In Charge: Davidov Partners Architects Area: 400.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Jack Lovel Interiors: Davidov Partners Architects Landscape Architect: John Patrick Landscape Architects Structural Engineers: Pat Baygar and Associates © Jack Lovel
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Did Nikon falsely advertise the D500’s Wi-Fi Capabilities? In many respects, the public reaction to the Nikon D500 since its announcement and subsequent release have been positive ones. But one German D500 owner, after trying other avenues, has presented Nikon with a cease and desist letter over what he claims is false advertising in regard to the D500 and its Wi-Fi capabilities, German site Heise Online reports. The issue, it seems, stems from some odd l
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Aston Martin’s ‘Project Nebula’ hypercar will be limited to 99 units A few critical details have emerged on what could be the world’s fastest production car — and we’re not talking about the Bugatti Chiron. Aston Martin is currently working with Red Bull to make the extreme machine, which is alternately called AM-RB 001 and “Project Nebula.” Up until now, precious little has been revealed about the car apart from an abstract sketch (pictured above) and t
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A Dizzying Infographic Traipses Through 146 Years of Music Color-coding and interconnections among 234 music genres put the history of pop music on display. The post A Dizzying Infographic Traipses Through 146 Years of Music appeared first on WIRED.
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Use an iPhone app, save a tree — or maybe a panda – CNET Apple and the World Wildlife Fund say they’ve raised awareness and $8 million to fund conservation efforts.
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Louvre Cafe Reopens With Whimsical Orb-like Pink Lamps The perfect spot to take a croissant break The Louvre has reopened its cafe—the Café Mollien—and this time, the open plan space features three lovely pink-hued, egg-shaped lamps that curve over a section of the space like massive lady bell flowers. Redesigned by Paris-based designer Mathieu Lehanneur (of street light and liquid marble fame), the L-shaped dining room now features delicate white c
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China is building an ocean base 10,000 feet below the surface, because why not? The base is being referred to as a “space station,” for some reason China is reportedly building a sea platform that will sit 9,800 deep in the South China Sea, which will help it hunt for minerals and also “serve a military purpose.” Bloomberg refers to the project as a “‘space station,’” for reasons that are not entirely clear to us, but at least that helps it sound even coo
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RECORD Hosts First San Francisco Innovation Conference Innovation doesn’t always mean employing new technology—it can also mean renewing and refining methods known for centuries.
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Matador Freerain24 Backpack Made of 300D waterproof cordura and featuring breathable mesh straps, this 24-liter roll-top knapsack from Matador is also packable. It packs down into a stuff sack that fits in the palm of your hand and weighs just 5.5 ounces. For purchase information, Click Here
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Fish May Have Adapted To Life On Land 33 Separate Times Animals Lots of fish out of water Researchers review the literature and find out that fish may have evolved to live on land more than 30 separate times.
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The Week in iOS Apps: Summer fun Sum-sum-summertime!Now that vacation time is here, we have gaming apps, apps that guide you in new cities, apps that help you find fun, and more.Cristiano Ronaldo: Kick’n’RunCristiano Ronaldo: Kick’n’Run (freemium, iPhone and iPad) lets you take your virtual soccer skills to the street, dodging tackles, avoiding obsacles, and scoring gooooooooooooooooals.To read this article in full or to leave a
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U.S. cable industry proposes allowing consumers to scrap set-top boxes (Reuters) — The U.S. pay-TV industry proposed a plan to allow more than 50 million subscribers to ditch costly set-top boxes to get television and video programs to try and convince federal regulators to abandon more far-reaching reforms. Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, proposed in January opening the $20 billion cable and satellite TV set-top box market to new comp
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Ask Dr. NerdLove: I Was Catfished And I Don’t Know What To Do Hello, happy pervert people of the Internet! Welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the dating advice column that’s instrument-rated on the black, red and blue lions.This week, we’re talking about how to troubleshoot your relationship woes, whether it’s trying to make sure that your feelings are real or making sure that your relationship is real. Sometimes we all need a strong reality check and occasionally
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The Garage What The Hell, Jiffy Lube? The Garage What The Hell, Jiffy Lube? | Lifehacker Why You Should Skip the Pre-Rinse Before Loading Your Dishwasher | io9 A Second Major Meeting May Occur in This Week’s Game of Thrones | Kotaku Pewdiepie Got Kicked Out of His Recording Studio For Being Too Loud [Updated] |
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Floating Seascraper Proposed To Save The Gamma Cocoa Region In Nigeria Editor’s Choice 2016 Skyscraper Competition GuoChao Deng, Jiong Lin, You Zhou, Yang Li, GuoFu Wang, XiaoLong Liu China In the process of urbanization in Nigeria, the gap between the rich and the poor is widening gradually, which makes a large number of homeless people gathered in Gamma cocoa community and turned this community into a slum on the sea. It is a very extreme case in the process of ur
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Competitions: SAH Publication Awards Registration Deadline: Aug 1, 2016; Submission Deadline Aug 1, 2016 The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting nominations for its 2017 Publication Awards. The program includes five awards that will be presented at the Society’s 2017 Annual International Conference (Glasgow, June 7-11). The deadline to submit is Monday, August 1, 2016.Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award: Presented for disti
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Competitions: World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize Registration Deadline: Jul 15, 2016; Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2016 Forward-thinking. Experimental. Bold. Progressive. Innovative. Once recognized for their defining characteristics, significant modernist sites around the world are victims of physical deterioration of materials, perceived obsolescence, and public apathy. These threats repeatedly result in inappropriate alterations or demolition.
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Buy this giant, flame-shooting scorpion truck from Burning Man I wish I had anything meaningful to add to this eBay auction that’s currently underway, but I think I’ll just let the description speak for itself: Built on a 1991, 28-foot-long International boom truck, the Scorpion is a 55 feet long, 22-45 feet wide, 39-45 feet tall exact replica of a female emperor scorpion named Fluffy. The Scorpion boasts a computer controlled 7 gun flame thrower off the t
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VLC Chromecast support shows signs of life, and you can try it right now Streaming Netflix or Hulu to your Chromecast is easy-peasy, but getting local files onto your TV generally requires niche software. Now VLC – probably the most popular video player that doesn’t come pre-installed with computers – is prepping to add Chromecast support. The VLC team has been talked about adding Chromecast support in version 3.0 for a while, but we’re finally seeing those efforts com
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American kills himself in Taiwan courtroom after drug conviction An American man who had been convicted of drug possession charges in Taiwan fatally stabbed himself after he was sentence to a four-year prison term. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian soldier wounded in Syria dies in Moscow hospital A contract soldier died at Russia’s leading military hospital after receiving a fatal wound in Syria when a military convoy came under fire last month. His death was Russia’s eighth casualty in Syria officially confirmed by the Russian Defense Ministry. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Every observatory in the world now reports carbon dioxide is at highest level in 4 million years One by one, the observatories sounded the alarm in the past few years—from the peak of Mauna Loa in Hawaii, and the top of the Greenland ice sheet—as the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere crept above 400 parts per million (ppm).  The last alarm bells went off this week, when scientists announced that the Halley Research Station in Antarctica, as well as a monitoring post at the g
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News coverage of Hillary Clinton often emphasizes gender over competency, study shows Though much progress has been made toward gender equality, news coverage of female politicians typically follows gendered lines that often disregards women’s competence in political affairs, a University of Texas at Arlington assistant communication professor has found.
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TED Talks aim for wider global reach TED Talks, known for “ideas worth spreading,” are aiming for a wider global audience with a new mobile application that can be used in two dozen languages.
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A new trick for controlling emission direction in microlasers Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found a way to give photons, or light packets, their marching orders.
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Scientists seek new physics using ORNL’s intense neutrino source Soon to be deployed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is an experiment to explore new physics associated with neutrinos. The Precision Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment, or PROSPECT, is led by Yale University and includes partners from 14 academic and governmental institutions. The DOE High Energy Physics program will support the experiment at the High Flux Isotope Reac
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Renewable energy may overtake fossil fuels by 2040, according to report Fossil fuels may be old news and electric cars will be booming soon, according to 2016’s New Energy Outlook (NEO), an annual report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. In the next quarter-century, coal and gas prices will remain low, but not low enough to prevent a shift in the electricity system from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. The cost of renewables is projected to fall by 41 per
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Study uses body cameras to show racial disparities in Oakland police behavior As the use of body cameras gains steam in police departments across the country, the public increasingly gains insight into the police officers who wear them. Stanford University psychology professor Jennifer Eberhardt and a team of researchers conducted a federally ordered 13-month study of the Oakland Police Department and discovered that African-Americans accounted for 60 percent of police stop
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Apple releases new iTunes Connect features including updated iOS app, says app review times way down Apple today released a new version of its iTunes Connect app for iOS during a demo of new features for the iTunes Connect developer portal at the company’s WWDC 2016 conference.  During its presentation, Apple noted that app review times “have gone way down” and offered a brief overview of changes it made to App Store policies. Apple recently completely revised guidelines to include easier to rea
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5 Tiny Houses We Loved This Week: From the Posh to the 100% Recyclable Featuring a hobbit door, chandelier, and more Another week, another fresh crop of tiny house news. Here, we catch you up on the standout projects you should know. This 399-square-foot house was just built on a ‘40s campground by Lake Whatcom in Washington, as part of a new micro housing development called Wildwood Cottages. With an airy living room, true bedroom, and compact kitchen and bath, i
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7 lessons learned growing from $1,000 to $15,000 a month in 100 days $15,000/mo in 100 days. Here’s how we got here… I’m about to hit “publish.” What’s the worst that could happen, right? Mm… maybe we should wait until tomorrow. Let me get back to this after taking a few calls. … Alright, let’s do this. *Few more hours more of pondering* Screw it. *Click* The first version of Rype was live. At this point, I was feeling too anxious to take it all in, but it propelle
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Department of Defense expanding Hack the Pentagon program  Wanna hack the military? The Department of Defense is starting to give hackers more opportunities to test its systems without the threat of prosecution. The department announced today that it is expanding its Hack the Pentagon program to include more DoD systems and networks. Hack the Pentagon pays hackers to find and report vulnerabilities in exchange for cash, and so far it’s proved… Read More
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Competitions: 2A Asia Architecture Award 2016: “Innovative Architecture in Asia” Registration Deadline: Jul 22, 2016; Submission Deadline Jul 22, 2016 2A Magazine is pleased to announce the second annual 2A Asia Architecture Award; 2AAA 2016, which celebrates “Innovative Architecture in Asia”. Accordingly, the Award is for recognition of an individual’s or group’s substantial contribution to today’s architecture in Asia in terms of contemporary challenges of the field in the r
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Dads around the internet are trying to stack as many Cheerios as they can on their babies In the days leading up to Father’s Day, a fierce battle is being waged by dads across the Internet.  Called the Cheerio Challenge, this competition involves two things every parent has in their home: A kid, and a box Cheerios. To play, simply grab the yellow box, find your sleepy toddler and begin vertically stacking the little O’s on your little one’s head. Of course, your baby doesn’t have
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Seattle embraces urban farming at ten acre Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Seattle’s largest organic urban farm is growing! On land formerly used as a tree nursery, Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (RBUFW) is home to a host of programs run by Seattle Tilth to bring community members of all ages to volunteer, learn to grow
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The Physics of Cars Catching Insane Air Off a Bump in a Highway This hot highway has a buckle in the road. Why do solids expand when heated? How far would a car jump? What does this do to traffic? The post The Physics of Cars Catching Insane Air Off a Bump in a Highway appeared first on WIRED.
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CNC Mills Don’t Have to Be Beautiful, But This Bamboo One Sure Is 3-D printers are user-friendly, but most can only build up objects from plastic or resin. CNC mills can go further. The post CNC Mills Don’t Have to Be Beautiful, But This Bamboo One Sure Is appeared first on WIRED.
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This Gear Makes It Easy to Destroy Your Home (In a Good Way) The best part of any renovation is the demolition. With these burly tools in your arsenal, you can make easy work of those walls, countertops, and floors. The post This Gear Makes It Easy to Destroy Your Home (In a Good Way) appeared first on WIRED.
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Protect Your Home With This Internet-Connected Security Gear Use these cloud services to build your own domestic surveillance state. The post Protect Your Home With This Internet-Connected Security Gear appeared first on WIRED.
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How to Customize Microsoft Word Layout Settings Microsoft Word now arrives on our systems chocked full of useful templates, styles, and themes to help shape the layout of your document. Microsoft has created a pretty good system: immensely open for an absolute novice, but with enough depth to be consistently used throughout the business world. Customizing your document layout settings is easy, and we’ll show you how to do it in Word 2013 and Wo
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Russian government wants to build its own Hyperloop, with China’s help The government of Russia has announced a desire to build a 70km Hyperloop line on its Pacific Coast to link the port of Zarubino with China’s Jilin province, but wants China to help fund it. The link would be part of Russia’s plan to develop a series of transport corridors between its Primorye region and northeast China…The project’s cost has been estimated at about $500m…the ministry would tr
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Kickstarter Just Did Something Tech Startups Never Do: It Paid a Dividend Joshua Brustein, reporting for Bloomberg: In early March, Kickstarter quietly sent shareholders a dividend. In the wider world of business, such an action would be unremarkable. More than 80 percent of the companies in the S&P 500 pay dividends, and many smaller companies do, too. But divvying up quarterly profits with shareholders is unheard of among tech startups. People who follow the ventu
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Just tap this wristband to easily capture pocket monsters in ‘Pokémon Go’ If you’re keeping close watch on the development of Nintendo’s second mobile app, Pokémon Go, you know you’ve gotta catch ’em all when it’s finally out in July. But we live busy lives, and rather than opening up the app every time a wild Pokémon appears, Nintendo’s made a wearable to make things easier. The Pokémon Go Plus is a wrist wearable that features the prominent Pokéball design as a button
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Marrying superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates Chapman University Institute for Quantum Studies (IQS) member Yutaka Shikano, Ph.D., recently had research published in Scientific Reports. Superconductors are one of the most remarkable phenomena in physics, with amazing technological implications. Some of the technologies that would not be possible without superconductivity are extremely powerful magnets that levitate trains and MRI machines use
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Cricket offers $50 to switch, tacks on another $50 lure for T-Mobile users – CNET The prepaid wireless carrier is offering a special deal to people who switch by July 14. Just pay attention to the fees.
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Bright lights: Why you’ll surely make Las Vegas your next vacation Paid content by Las VegasVegas from every angle: A 360 video experience The room is pitch black, minus the faint, bluish glow from your smartphone illuminating the edges of your face. You’re staring intently at a group text message with your closest friends, hoping that the five letters you just typed – the five most glorious letters on the planet – fall on receptive eyes”VEGAS,” the me
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Mouse Experiment Sheds Light On Why We Obey Habits Science It involves the same brain system that responds to marijuana A recent study might help explain how we shift from acting out of habit to coming up with a goal and pursuing it.
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Waze’s new feature bypasses those terrible left turns The U.S. doesn’t make adequate use of ‘diamond’ and other atypical intersections, and that means we’re frequently faced with terribly difficult left turns — the kind where there’s no traffic light, it’s the middle of rush hour, and you have to make your way across a few lanes at best. Everyone has encountered these turns at times; you may even … Continue reading
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The Secret World of Foley Bouncing between surreal and genuine, Daniel Jewel’s wordless short film is about a Foley crew recreating the sounds of an entire film, from waves breaking on the beach to a freshly caught fish twitching on a fisherman’s hand. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: HomeCutting LooseHome BuiltHearing ColorsRocket Wars
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Fleeting firenado caught on camera in California wildfire A wildfire in Southern California that has already spread to over 4,000 acres created a firenado on Thursday, a rare yet mesmerizing event that’s just slightly more believable than a sharknado. The wildfire has caused Santa Barbara County to declare a state of emergency as the blaze spread over the Santa Ynez Mountains.  The LA Times reports that only 5% on the fire has been contained. The firen
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E3 Live, the first fan-focused event, was a total flop The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced last month that it would be hosting its first-ever gathering for the gaming community alongside this year’s E3 conference. Dubbed E3 Live, the event promised attendees the opportunity to play new games, compete in various competitions, interact with developers and more but in the…
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Logitech beta testing Harmony integration with Amazon Echo It looks like Amazon’s Echo, Echo Dot and Tap could soon be enjoying integration with Logitech’s Harmony remote control if an email circulating from Logitech is any indication. Logitech is inquiring if customers are interested in registering to participate in a special beta test to see how the company’s Harmony remote pairs with Alexa to provide important feedback. Harmony users can start and stop
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Make your old Tesla Model S look like the new one with this aftermarket fascia Wish your old Tesla Model S looked like the new, refreshed one? Well, there’s a Tesla tuning company with a replacement fascia to help. SEE ALSO: This driverless car can harness the power of IBM Watson Aftermarket Tesla tuning company Unplugged Performance harevealed its complete refreshed front fascia system for Model S built between 2012 and May, 2016. For $300 (not including installation and p
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All of Germany’s new cars could be emissions free by 2030, report says How Germany defines automotive performance could be in for a big change. SEE ALSO: Rolls-Royce concept uses an AI assistant and (projected) red carpet to make your commute luxurious German Deputy Economy Minister Rainer Baake said that the country’s entire new-car fleet will need to be zero emissions by 2030, in order to meet its own goals of cutting carbon dioxide output by 80 to 95% by 2050, Bl
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Event: Refugee Event Date: Apr 23, 2016 – Aug 21, 2016; Event City: Los Angeles, CA, US Through images created by five internationally acclaimed artists, REFUGEE explores the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world. The exhibit features photographs taken in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Myanmar, Serbia, Slovenia, and th
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Quality Linkage: Barbecue Debates, Verbal Tics, and Alien Civilizations Welcome to this week’s [evening!] edition of our Friday Quality Linkage column. Please enjoy this week’s collection of interesting and entertaining links. Brew a fresh cup of coffee, find a comfortable place, and relax. * * * Photo: Mark Seliger, Rolling Stone Hamilton Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda: The Rolling Stone Interview » Man, what a great interview. I loved every bit of it. I’ll quote a coup
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Man with gun arrested at Trump rally in Texas A man with a gun has been taken into custody at a Trump rally in The Woodlands, a smaller city outside of Houston, Texas, local media reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian athletes ban is ‘unfair’, says Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin says it is unjust and unfair that Russian athletes remain banned from international competition, including the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
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Incredible POV video shows how skilled this drone pilot is Navigating a drone is no easy task. Whether it’s a thirty-pound hexacopter with a RED Dragon attached or a microdrone with a small 720p video camera on board, drones of all types take an incredible amount of skill to fly in even the best of conditions. But you wouldn’t know it was difficult by following drone operator Steele Davis on YouTube. As seen in the above video, Steele specializes in anyth
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Hands on: Ullo Case and Straps The Apple Watch and the iPhone go together like few other pieces of technology. They’re also fashion and status statements, and thanks to the many cases and watch straps on the market, we have hundreds of opportunities to personalize our devices. However, very rarely do we see accessories that also work together in the same way. Ullu is a company that makes cases for the iPhone and straps for the
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UK council’s latest staff member is an AI called Amelia Movies like to frame the rise of artificial intelligence as a kind of Terminator-style hostile takeover. The reality is somewhat different. This week, robots ticked off another box in the “win” category when the UK’s Enfield council in London announced that it has acquired a new AI program called Amelia, which will be used to answer the questions of local residents. To do this, Amelia relies on cu
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Make LEGO-Shaped Gummy Candy With a DIY Silicone Mold It’s fun to build things with LEGO, but it’s even more fun if you get to eat your custom creations. These homemade LEGO gummy candies are easy to make, taste great, and can even be stacked like real LEGO bricks.In this video, youtuber Grant Thompson “The King of Random” explains what you need to make custom gummy candies, and how to do it. For ingredients, you’ll need a box of your favorite flavor
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In Depth: Harm or help? Here’s what our AI future really looks like Artificial IntelligenceThe hype around artificial intelligence (AI) has reached a fever pitch in the past few months, as tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Apple have unveiled new AI technology that could bring it out of the realm of science fiction and into the mainstream.Google recently unveiled its Google Home platform as a competitor to Amazon’s Echo AI, and blogged how its ch
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This experimental Windows 10 feature will rid your computer of preinstalled apps Annoying pre-installed software (aka bloatware) isn’t just annoying; it can be a security disaster waiting to happen. Bloatware has been a problem for the Windows operating system for a long time, but Microsoft finally has an answer. The latest Windows 10 beta now offers a new refresh tool in the settings that allows users to install a clean version of Windows. Window 10 already has a number of &q
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Totally Trippy Video Blends Two Different Views of a Dancer You might get a seizure if you watch Ian Eastwood dance too much in this video, but it’s so damn cool that it might even be worth it. It’s neat because he blends the view of him dancing while he’s facing us with another view of him dancing with his back turned. The two opposing views are spliced together and he’s doing the same impeccable dance in each—which basically makes you feel like you’re do
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Huawei Matebook will launch in North America soon The 2-in-1 Huawei Matebook is destined for a North America launch and it’ll be happening in the near future, according to reports that have surfaced. The device was first introduced in February of this year, and is akin to the Surface and other tablet-and-keyboard convertible devices. The Matebook will be offered in various configurations with the entry-level version being priced … Continue readin
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Smart Slab Dining Table For Heating And Cooling The Food It’s the 21st century and every piece around us is getting smarter and smarter and receives more and more new functions. I’m not talking only about gadgets, I’m talking also about modern furniture. Today I’d like to share a totally new and unique piece that will become the future of our dining areas – Smart slab. Sapienstone Smart Slab by Kram/Weisshaar is a new composite table that integrates hea
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christo’s floating piers open to the public in lake iseo, italy the highly-anticipated project is finally open to the public, seeing 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric wrap a floating dock on lake iseo. The post christo’s floating piers open to the public in lake iseo, italy appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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In Fighting Illegal Ivory, EU Lags Behind The EU is the largest exporter of legal ivory, leading to concern that it’s fueling a parallel illegal trade—and the slaughter of elephants.
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How 3D printing brought two shipwrecks back to the surface What do you get when you mix underwater shipwrecks and 3D printing? Answer: an impressive project by researchers at Wessex Archaeology, who used cutting-edge additive manufacturing processes to recreate two long-sunk shipwrecks off the coast of the United Kingdom. The shipwrecks in question included a vessel thought to date back to the late 17th or early 18th century, found in Drumbeg, Scotland, a
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Light to ship L16 computational camera this summer The long-awaited Light L16 Camera is finally closer to delivery – maybe. Light revealed that it has locked down a distribution center for the revolutionary camera. The company said shipments of its sold-out $1,699 compact “computational” camera could be underway this summer. When asked about shipping date and product development specifics, Bradley Lautenbach, senior vice president of marketing and
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BBQ Carry submitted by Matt Griggs Maui Jim Wiki WikiTimex Unisex TW2P623009J Weekender Forty Analog Display Analog Quartz Brown WatchRawlings The Arch Leather Bi-Fold Wallet – BrownEdgewood Tahoe FlaskOlight i3S Brass EOS (i3s-CU) 180 Lumens Variable-output Cree XP-L LED EDC LED Keychain Flashlight AAA Flashlight with Gift Box(Bare Brass)Griffon Pocket Tool in BrassQueen QN042140 Schatt & Morgan Pint G
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I’m running Android apps on a Chromebook, and it’s dope Google said the Google Play Store was coming to Chrome OS, and now it’s finally here — in the developer channel of Chrome OS 53. (Eventually it will come to the beta and stable channels.) I’ve been playing with it today, and let me tell you, it’s liberating. I should say up front that not every app will work perfectly on this early public release. Apps like Airbnb, Instagram, Lyft, Periscope, Post
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The fight over a new Wi-Fi channel is coming to a head Globalstar’s plan to open a new Wi-Fi channel under its control is nearing the moment of truth after years of regulatory wrangling.The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering Globalstar’s plan, and a vote could come at any time. News reports suggest it might be close.If Globalstar gets its way, Wi-Fi users in the U.S. will have one more channel, which could reduce congestion and im
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You Don’t Have to be an Artist to Benefit from Art Therapy Research suggests that people, especially young individuals, see a reduction in stress levels through doing art therapy. And being a good artist isn’t a qualification.Read More
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CNET’s summer of festivals is just getting started – CNET CNET’s hitting the festival circuit, bringing savvy tips, futuristic tech demos and a little extra Wi-Fi to summer music, food and beer festivals around the country. See you there!
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In Sweden, your next car-charging spot could be at someone else’s house – CNET Renault has launched a service called Elbnb where people share their power outlets with drivers of electric vehicles for a price.
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The startup trying to clean up Wall Street just became an official stock exchange This evening the Securities and Exchange Commission approved an application by a startup called IEX to become a full-fledged stock exchange. By approving IEX, the SEC was giving its stamp of approval to one of the most high-profile challenges to the current Wall Street regime. Co-founded by a Canadian trader named Brad Katsuyama, IEX is designed to be a market free from high-frequency traders who
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Your Favorite Lightning Cables: Anker PowerLine and PowerLine + Anker PowerLineWhen it comes to third party Lightning cables, Anker’s kevlar-wrapped PowerLine (and braided PowerLine+) cables reigned supreme in the nomination round of this week’s Kinja Co-Op, with AmazonBasics consolidating support as a budget-friendly alternative.http://co-op.kinja.com/whats-your-fav…https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerLin…https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerLin…https://www.
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Building ships, playing with Legos … same thing, Science Channel series says The Science Channel wants to show you how to build everything.  Well, at least they’re going to try.  SEE ALSO: VR takes ‘Nashville’ scene to the next level On How to Build … Everything, scientists, experts and other generally smart humans break down the “step-by-step processes behind some of the world’s most complex apparatuses” — from Apache helicopters to hovercrafts — in “a w
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Militant group plotting terror attacks neutralized in Russia’s Dagestan, 4 police killed A major militant group that was reportedly planning terror attacks has been neutralized as a result of a two-day operation in Dagestan in the North Caucasus, according to Russia’s anti-terror committee. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Shazam for Android adds auto mode for background listening Shazam, the handy app that figures out what song is playing on your behalf, just got a new auto mode that enables it to listen in the background. This new feature comes with the latest update, and is designed to make the entire process hands-free. If you’re walking through the store and hear a song you like, no need to … Continue reading
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A Massive Heat Dome Will Smash Records Across the US This Weekend Hello, dome. (Image: NWS)It’s not even summer yet, but it’s damn hot. A very large portion of the country is currently simmering in heat of 100 degrees or higher, and it could get even hotter.Many cities in the Southwest and Midwest are preparing to break records this weekend and through Monday, including the US’s all-time June record of 129 degrees in Death Valley, California (not far from where
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Like Comcast, Google Fiber Now Forces Customers Into Arbitration An anonymous reader writes: In Google Fiber’s updated terms, the company now says they “require the use of binding arbitration to resolve disputes rather than jury trials or class actions.” Ars Technica reports: “While the clause allows cases in small claims court, it otherwise forces customers to waive the right to bring legal actions against the ISP. Arbitration must be sought on
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Open Poll: Games from E3 you are most excited about This week was a big one for gamers. The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo kicked off in Los Angeles, accompanied by a ton of news about upcoming games for PCs, consoles and even virtual reality systems. While many of the games detailed at E3 has been announced prior to the show…
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DIRTT’s ICEreality puts VR to use for interior, office design    A manufacturer of custom prefabricated elements to be built into offices and other work spaces, DIRTT Environmental Solutions is the latest corporation to adopt virtual reality for the enterprise, rather than entertainment. The company unveiled their ICEreality software this week at an annual construction industry trade show, NeoCon 2016, in Chicago. (Yes, tech news had the audacity… Read More
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‘No further questions’ Many foreign correspondents in China believe that major Western leaders are providing an increasingly bad example when it comes to speaking about their dealings with Beijing.
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Shop Picks | Our favorite store releases this week A solid dress watch, the ideal duffle, and more.Photo: Ernest AlexanderFor this week’s releases we’ve got our eyes on Ernest Alexander’s new accessories that’ include a great looking duffle that’s made from a waxed twill that will last for years. Persol has also got a new acetate we’re drooling over and a beautiful new colorway of Rancourt’s Made in USA sneaker is one of their best looking styles
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Event: But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa Event Date: Apr 29, 2016 – Oct 5, 2016; Event City: New York, NY, US But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, the third exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, illuminates contemporary artistic practices in the Middle East and North Africa and the region’s diaspora. Presenting a selection of newly acquired works for the Guggenh
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Gary Johnson Roundup: Off Weed, Mad at NSA, Ready to Climb the Highest Mountain of U.S. Politics The Libertarian Party and its presidential candidate Gary Johnson continue a historically high level of attention from major media. Some of the latest: • USA Today, a very widely read paper in this here USA, profiles Johnson. Given his past as the first governor to advocate legalization and a former CEO of a pot-field company Cannabis Sativa, they couldn’t help asking him when he last indulged. S
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Dented pride Russia prides itself on sporting prowess – but scandals have tarnished its reputation, as Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow.
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Space Photos of the Week: These Stars Gonna Shock Your Socks Off Space photos of the week, June 12—18, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: These Stars Gonna Shock Your Socks Off appeared first on WIRED.
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Sushi kids An episode of a satirical Saudi TV series highlighting mixed Sunni-Shia families has sparked wide debate about the issue on social media, writes the BBC’s Nesrine Kamal.
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Porsche Exec On Tesla: Ludicrous Mode Is A Façade And The Seats Suck Porsche is planning on taking the fight to Tesla with the upcoming production version of the gorgeous Mission E Concept, and they’ve officially started the smack-talking.http://jalopnik.com/porsche-missio…Automobile has been talking to some Porsche employees and executives apparently close to the Mission E development work, the concept of which had two electric motors good for 600 horsepower and
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Watts Bar Unit 2 Is The First New US Nuclear Reactor In Decades tomhath writes from a report via The Washington Post: The Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Watts Bar Unit 2 is the first nuclear reactor to come online since 1996, when the Watts Bar Unit 1 started operations. The new reactor is designed to add 1,150 megawatts of electricity generating capacity to southeastern Tennessee. By summer’s end, authorities expect the new reactor at this complex along t
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Adored Mexican comic actor Ruben Aguirre dies Mexican comic actor Ruben Aguirre, loved by millions of across Latin America for his role as Professor Jirafales in a long-running TV series, has died.
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Brazil ‘mass rape’ video: Seven suspects to be charged Six men and a minor are to be charged in Brazil with raping a 16-year-old girl and posting images of her on the internet, police say.
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Examining the cybersecurity landscape of utilities and control systems  According to a federal indictment announced March 24, 2016, seven attackers with links to the Iranian government executed cyberattacks against dozens of banks from 2011 to 2013. Public announcements of cyber incidents against the financial system are undoubtedly areas for concern. However, this announcement included an unusual twist: The attackers also targeted a small dam near New York City. Rea
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Google’s DeepMind AI has learned to play a game called ant soccer Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence (A.I.) technology has proven to be very smart. DeepMind’s AlphaGo system got worldwide attention for beating top-ranked Go player Lee Sedol earlier this year. Previously, it has played Breakout and navigated a Doom-like maze. But now the DeepMind software is looking more versatile. Today, the Google DeepMind lab unveiled another feat that looks off-the-wal
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Watch a Cruise Ship Get Built Cruise ships are basically giant floating cities. How do you build a giant floating city? Well, it’s pretty much like playing with Lego bricks. This time lapse shows the construction process of building AIDA Cruises’ new flagship in Nagasaki: the AIDAprima. The AIDAprima can hold up to 3,300 passengers with 900 crew members and is nearly 1,000 feet long. The ship cost $645 million to build and see
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Backpack proudly with The North Face Access Pack When it comes to backpacks, it’s always rather difficult finding one that meets your every need. Whether it’s size, number of compartments or accessibility, finding the perfect backpack can be next to impossible. Enter the North Face Access Pack, a backpack that does the impossible by meeting your every need. A bag with the modern day commuter in mind, the […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Public is an app that opens your group chats to an audience A couple of months ago, former Twitter exec Michael Sippey unveiled Talk Show, an app that let you broadcast your text conversations in public. Now there’s yet another app in town that does something very similar. It’s called Public, and the creator is Avner Ronen, who is probably better known as the founder of Boxee, a streaming set top box that was also a web TV platform (Boxee eventually sold t
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People who ‘disappear’ An Egyptian rights activist tells how forced disappearance affected his family
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The Right Way to Write About the Volcanic Apocalypse All the volcanoes on Earth will never erupt at once. However, it is a great example of how and how not to communicate science. The post The Right Way to Write About the Volcanic Apocalypse appeared first on WIRED.
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FDNY chief killed in 9/11 WTC collapse gets funeral 15 years on, as Orlando attack victims buried The family of deceased FDNY Chief Lawrence Stack waited in vain for his remains to be recovered from 9/11’s Ground Zero, so that he could receive a Catholic burial. Almost 15 years later, a small vial of blood turned up that finally made that possible. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Meet Synthia, the virtual driving school for autonomous cars For all their hype, self-driving cars are still quite clueless at many tasks that are simple for human drivers, like recognizing a sidewalk or a traffic light. Scientists at the Computer Vision Center in Barcelona have now come to the rescue with Synthia, a virtual city simulation that can train driving AIs to recognize and handle all sorts of obstacles and situations, even in rain or deep snow
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Everything You Need to Know About Cavities – And Why They’re Nothing to Fear Nobody likes sitting in a dentist’s chair, especially to have a cavity fixed. But why does that process take so long? Because fillings take forever to apply — and your mouth is more complicated than you think. While your teeth are the hardest substance in your body, they’re not impervious …Read More
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How To Decorate Your Bedroom With Mirrors – 8 Tricks And 31 Example Forget the feng shoi principle not to place a mirror in your bedroom and let’s see how you can use it there to advantage. A mirror in your bedroom can visually enlarge the space or create a nice focal point. If you don’t have a separate dressing room or walk-in closet, a mirror in the bedroom is a must; a mirror in a beautiful frame will accentuate any interior and can make your bedroom look bigge
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How to selectively reduce noise in photographs using Photoshop In the days of analog film, the price you paid for high-ISO film was grain — that speckled array of silver-halide particles that often ruined an image, or at the very least prohibited you from enlarging it much. Nowadays, the byproduct of high-ISO photography is noise. Sure, each few years brings along better high-ISO performance, but even the best of cameras have their limits. Thankfully, noise i
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IBM and Gogo join forces to dodge in-flight turbulence In what might seem like an unlikely partnership, IBM’s Watson division and Gogo Inc. (the people who bring you in-flight WiFi) have joined up to make flying a little bit smoother for everyone. As the Wall Street Journal reports, IBM is leveraging its $2 billion purchase of The Weather Company and Gogo’s internet connection to give airline pilots a heads up on turbulence. According to The Weather C
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Jeep and Harley-Davidson go moto crazy on Renegade This is Jeep’s third consecutive year as a sponsor of the Harley-Davidson European H.O.G. Rally in Slovenia. Given that it’s the 25th anniversary of the event, Jeep decided to do something special: the hog-inspired Renegade Hell’s Revenge. The show car features performance and aesthetic improvements below a specially painted body designed to look like a flamed motorcycle tank… Continue Readin
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Floating in Nature / INUCE Courtesy of INUCE Architects: INUCE Location: Fuzhou, Fujian, China Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of INUCE Courtesy of INUCE Sketch From the architect. Intact nature: After three decades of accelerated urbanization, most cities in China are tormented by thick clouds of smog and the stench of polluted rivers. Not so Fuzhou: Enclosed by intact fore
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Olli is a 3D Printed, IBM Watson-Powered, Self-Driving Minibus An anonymous reader writes from a report via Phys.Org: Arizona-based startup Local Motors unveiled Olli — a 3D-printed minibus capable of carrying 12 people. It’s powered by IBM’s supercomputer platform Watson and is designed as an on-demand transportation solution that passengers can summon with a mobile app. The company claims it can be “printed” to specification in “micro factor
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Apple and Microsoft put the kibosh on the proposed rifle emoji Wondering why a rifle emoji is conspicuously absent from your iPhone’s pic library? You can thank Apple and Microsoft, apparently. BuzzFeed reports that the two tech titans, both members of the Unicode Consortium — the organization charged with approving letters, digits, and symbols for the encoding standard Unicode — removed several gun-toting characters from consideration in the upcoming Unicode
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Soviet-era Jupiter 21M lens yields sharp telephoto results on the cheap Looking for a telephoto lens but don’t have the cash for a new model? The Jupiter 21M 200mm f/4 may be just what you need. A Russian-made lens from the Soviet era, the 21M was built for cameras employing the M42 screw mount. Despite its age, it remains incredibly sharp, and therefore still a good choice on modern digital cameras. As seen in PetaPixel, photographer Mathieu Stern mounted the 21M to
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Sprint brings entry-level LG K3 into the fold; Boost and Virgin Mobile call dibs With five phones already under the family name, LG’s K lineup looks to expand once again with Sprint’s announcement of the LG K3. Featuring a 4.5-inch, 854 x 480 resolution IPS display, the K3 is powered by a quad-core 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and 1GB RAM. The phone features an anemic 8GB of native storage, only 3.1GB of which is available for use. There is no mention of a MicroSD
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Valve tests Steam Controller customizations and 3D VR screenshots When Valve announced that it had sold over half a million Steam Controllers, it also noted a new feature on the way called Activators. With Activators, gamers can customize each press of an input on the gamepad, with tweaks for haptic settings, or distinguish between a normal press, a long press or a double tap — all on a single input. Now the feature is live for users in the Steam beta, to try o
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Orlando fallout: Mateen’s family put on no fly lists Omar Mateen’s father and wife were added to the US’ no-fly list as investigators try to determine what role they played in the Orlando massacre in which 49 club-goers were killed and 53 injured. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Dynamics of a mixture or suspension: Dewatering natural fiber suspensions via compression A group of researchers mimicked the compression of a traditional French coffee-making press to characterize the dewatering properties of natural fiber suspensions.
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Inside the mind of white America What is white privilege – and do white Americans believe they benefit from it? The BBC’s Clive Myrie went to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to explore attitudes towards race and racism in a special report for This Week’s World.
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woodside cultural center concept developed by mmcd. the design is a single component of a larger, long-term effort to create a pedestrian link between the two banks (east, west) of Liverpool’s city center. The post woodside cultural center concept developed by mmcd. appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Cancer Is An Evolutionary Mechanism To ‘Autocorrect’ Our Gene Pool, Suggests Paper schwit1 quotes a report from ScienceAlert: Two scientists have come up with a depressing new hypothesis that attempts to explain why cancer is so hard to stop. Maybe, they suggest, cancer’s not working against us. Maybe the disease is actually an evolutionary ‘final checkpoint’ that stops faulty DNA from being passed down to the next generation. To be clear, this is just a hypothesis. It hasn’t be
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Tablo’s live TV and DVR features now work on the Apple TV During CES Tablo promised its $200 box that tunes into and records OTA TV would eventually get an Apple TV app, and now it has delivered. It already works with boxes like Roku and Fire TV, and on the Apple TV it’s brought both live TV and DVR viewing, plus navigation by voice or touch with the Siri Remote. More features are coming in future updates, but if you already have a Tablo box (with the la
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Eva Solo MyFlavour Infusion Carafe A sleek glass water carafe with a removable skewer inside to add a decorative infusion of flavor from chunks of fruits and herbs.Click Here For Complete Details
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6 month-old baby among 12 girls discovered in Pennsylvania house of charged sex offender Twelve girls, aged between six months and 18 years, were found in a Pennsylvania house. Its owner, now an accused sex offender, is suspected of sexually assaulting one of the girls for at least three years, fathering two of her children. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Student activist gets 90 days in jail for fake racial threats on Twitter A University student received a 90-day county jail sentence, along with five years’ probation, and must pay over $82,000 in restitution for making threats against black students at protests she attended, with the aim of stoking racial tensions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Marines behind inflammatory picture under investigation Two marines are under investigation for posting a threatening picture on a Facebook page for male Marines. The image shows a corporal holding a rifle with his finger on the trigger accompanied by the caption “Coming to a gay bar near you!” Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘We hold no grudge’ & Putin’s other Friday SPIEF highlights on key intl issues It definitely wasn’t casual Friday for President Putin, who spoke for hours at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on the hottest topics on the global agenda, including Russia’s relations with the EU and Washington. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Islamist’ mob terrorizes Turkish record store for celebrating Radiohead’s new album (GRAPHIC) A group of angry men in Istanbul vandalized a record store and beat up customers for having a listening party and drinking beer to celebrate the release of Radiohead’s new album in the Turkish capital during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pro-Uber Austin politician sues to abolish fingerprint rule Uber and Lyft have found a friend in Austin City Council Member Donald Zimmerman. The pro-ridesharing politician has filed a lawsuit against the mayor in an effort to overturn the rule requiring drivers to undergo fingerprint background checks. If you’ll recall, ridesharing companies lost a special election in Austin held on May 7th, wherein 56 percent of voters were in favor of doing stricter bac
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Euro 2016: France to deport Russia fan chief Shprygin France is to deport the far-right leader of the Russian football supporters’ association and 19 of his fellow fans later on Saturday, after violence in Marseille.
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This Week in Gear: June 13-17 A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear. …Read More »
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Deals of the Week: June 13-17 A whole week’s worth of gear deals. …Read More »
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Your Next Vacation: One of These 5 Unique Islands There’s a reason it’s called “island time.” …Read More »
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Republican AGs protest climate fraud probe into big oil, threaten fraud lawsuits of their own Facing a fraud probe over whether ExxonMobil misled the public on climate change, Republican attorneys general from 13 states want to give their Democratic counterparts a taste of their own medicine, saying, “If minimization is fraud, exaggeration is fraud.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Probiotics can ‘potentially’ cure autism-like disorders — study Texas researchers have managed to reverse autism-like neurological disorders in mice by adding just a single gut bacteria to their diet, but they still don’t know if human brains can be helped in the same way. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Oakland PD goes through two police chiefs in one week Paul Figueroa, who became Oakland’s Police Chief on Wednesday, was removed from his position on Friday. His term began when he replaced Interim Chief Ben Fairow, who began his term last Friday after Police Chief Sean Whent resigned. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Over 20,000 sign US petition to probe Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky over ‘paying’ for anti-Putin bill A petition on “We the People” website wants the White House to investigate allegations that Russia’s Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who served prison time for embezzlement and is wanted on murder charges, donated large sums to lobby the US Congress for a “relations-damaging” law. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ingo maurer translates ron arad’s spyre sculpture as a functional luminaire possessing the same kinetic elements as arad’s original design, maurer’s lamp is made of five segments that can be rotated and adjusted to direct light. The post ingo maurer translates ron arad’s spyre sculpture as a functional luminaire appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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German minister warns Nato against ‘warmongering’ Germany’s foreign minister warns Nato against scaremongering after it conducts military exercises in Eastern Europe.
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St. Josef Health Center With the departure of the hospital to a new building on the edge of the city of Deventer, the 1957 St. Jozef hospital complex, a national monument, became obsolete. One Architecture proposed to reuse the former monastery and some of the hospital wings in order to develop a health-center for the different practices that had become footloose after the relocation of the hospital.
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The 10 biggest European tech stories this week This week, Tech.eu tracked 9 technology M&A transactions and 68 funding deals (totalling €296 million, about $334 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel. Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) Earlier this year, Twitter invested about $70 million in Berlin-based streaming music service company SoundCloud, the companies unexpectedly announced/confirmed th
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Monocle Films Report from the National Pavilions at the 2016 Venice Biennale In a short film exploring some of the National Participations at this year’s Venice Biennale, Monocle Films take a considered look at how different countries have responded to the Biennale theme, Reporting From the Front in both explicit and more indirect ways. Visiting the Austrian Pavilion, the Nordic Pavilion, the Turkish Pavilion, the British Pavilion, the Irish Pavilion, the Australian Pa
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This week, Koolhaas hit out at Brexit campaigners and a Garden Bridge alternative was unveiled This week on Dezeen: Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas took a swipe at campaigners advocating Britain’s exit from the European Union this week, while a proposal to replace Thomas Heatherwick’s controversial Garden Bridge design was tabled (pictured). (more…)
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Rio de Janeiro state govt declares ‘state of calamity’ over funding shortage ahead of Olympics Rio de Janeiro state authorities declared a “state of public calamity” on Friday, less than 50 days before the start of the Olympic Games, amid a massive funding gap. The move is meant to trigger the release of additional federal funds. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Belgium charges three with terror offences after police raids Belgium charged three people with terrorism offences on Saturday following sweeping nationwide police raids prompted by fears of an imminent attack.
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How the killer of British politician Jo Cox could have obtained his gun Two days after the brutal murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, police are investigating the motive that pushed the suspect, Thomas Mair, to fatally shoot and stab the 41-year-old woman near the northern city of Leeds.  SEE ALSO: Jo Cox was a champion for Syrian child refugees Cox is the first sitting MP to be killed since 1990, when Ian Gow was assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army. But th
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Benchmark leaks point to Moto Z Play, Moto X devices When Lenovo showed off the Moto Z to the world it didn’t make any reference to its predecessor the Moto X or a lower-specced Play edition – but if leaked benchmarks are to be believed then we’re not finished yet with Moto phones for 2016.Last year we got the Moto X Play as a mid-range alternative to the high-end Moto X, and stats logged by GeekBench hint that there is indeed an unknown, less power
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Essential tech projects for the weekend Now that the weekend is here, you should hopefully have a bit of time to tackle some of our tech projects to get even more out the gadgets and gizmos that you have in your home.From testing out the latest software from Apple, to getting reacquainted with Windows 10 and even learning a few new photography tricks along the way, these projects should give you plenty of inspiration this weekend.Downlo
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‘Hack the Pentagon’ program reveals 138 security flaws: US Hackers invited by the US government as part of a pilot program to find flaws with five Pentagon websites discovered 138 security vulnerabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.
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Innovations and Technologies Center / Artstudio Project © Sandro Sulaberidze Architects: Artstudio Project Location: Tbilisi, Georgia Project Team: G.Sulaberidze, R.Khetsuriani, S.Lobzhanidze, T.Mikautadze, O.Sulaberidze, D.Rusitashvili Interior Design Team: S.Lobzhanidze, O.Sulaberidze, N.Chkhartishvili, N.Ostapenko, T.Gorgasanidze Area: 3200.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Sandro Sulaberidze Structure: Cubic
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The personal data privacy-preserving tech you need to know about Introduction and keeping data in the EUIf you’re in the business of data, it’s time to start planning. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in exactly two years, but it could take businesses that long to prepare to meet the compliance requirements of the new law. And if you don’t? The fines are heavy – up to 4% of global turnover for the previous year.”Two years sou
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24 super honest Father’s Day cards for every type of dad If you can’t find dad a worthy Father’s Day present this year, don’t worry — at least you’ll be able to get him the perfect card. With the perfect Father’s Day card, you can let dad know exactly how special he is without actually having to get all verbally mushy and gushy. SEE ALSO: Guy trolls his neighbors with hilarious fake Father’s Day flyers We’ve scoured the wonderful world of Etsy to find
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The Shingle House The Shingle House is located in Dungeness, kent on the South East coast of England. Dungeness is a place without walls or fences, It’s Britain’s only desert, a shingle wasteland punctuated by strange plants and even stranger human interventions. It is home to a peculiar assortment of buildings and activities, from tiny fishermen’s huts to a giant nuclear power station by way of lighthouses and a
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5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between—and they ship to your door.While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. That’s especially true for frequent movers, for whom it’s hard to justify shelling out big money for fu
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5 Ways To Improve Your Company’s Horribly Inefficient Interview Process Hint: Spell out in the job description exactly what success looks like after six months.It isn’t just fast-growing companies that create bottlenecks for themselves at the interview stage of the hiring process. But those are generally the companies where hiring too slowly can hurt the most. Here are five things to reduce how long it takes to interview job candidates without compromising on the qual
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Walkable Cities Are Better By Almost Any Metric: Here Are The Best In The U.S. Which cities are moving fastest to create “walkable urbanism” (and all the benefits to health, wealth, and lifestyle that come with it)?For most of the 20th century, U.S. cities grew largely by expanding outwards. They developed on the edge of town and encouraged people to move around by car. Then, more recently, they stopped sprawling so much, and they started concentrating on downtown.
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Nine Business Leaders Share The Best Lessons They Received From Their Fathers In honor of Father’s Day, we asked business leaders to share the most useful thing they learned from their dads.Father may not always know best, but he often imparts wisdom—either directly or by example—that his children remember and use in their careers. From staying true to who you are to embracing uncertainty, here are nine things CEOs and business leaders learned from dads:Read Full Story
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The week in Apple news: WWDC, iPhone 6 ban in Beijing, iMessage for Android, and more Apple headlines for the week ending June 17, 2016This week was all about Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, where the company revealed the latest version of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Here’s a link to our WWDC coverage. You’ll find other important Apple headlines in this slideshow. Click on the link for more information.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her
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Two inventions deal with virtual-reality sickness Single-eye view of a virtual environment before (left) and after (right) a dynamic field-of-view modification that subtly restricts the size of the image during image motion to reduce motion sickness (credit: Ajoy Fernandes and Steve Feiner/Columbia Engineering) Columbia Engineering researchers announced earlier this week that they have developed a simple way to reduce VR motion sickness that can
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Chicago man shot dead during Facebook live-stream A Chicago man has been shot dead while live-streaming a video of himself on Facebook, police say – the video has had nearly 700,000 views.
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Here’s the 5 features that will make you upgrade to MacOS Sierra Nearly every summer brings the promise of sunshine, marigolds, and — in the case of Apple — a new iteration of Mac OS X. This year is no different, as the Cupertino-based company utilized its WWDC keynote to introduce developers and Apple users to its forthcoming operating system, MacOS Sierra. Name changes aside, the newest OS promises to bring a host of new features designed to capitalize on the
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pencil+ sharpens, extends and transports your favorite tool available in teak, ebony, wild olive, african padauk and indonesian redwood, pencil+ lets you use your pencil until it is finally ready to retire at 14mm. The post pencil+ sharpens, extends and transports your favorite tool appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Canada passes assisted suicide bill, critics say it will ‘trap patients in intolerable suffering’ Canada has adopted a law permitting assisted suicide for terminally ill adults whose death is “reasonably foreseeable.” Some critics say the law prevents those with degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s from seeking medically-assisted death. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Saber-rattling & warmongering’: German FM blasts NATO military drills in Eastern Europe Sharply criticizing NATO war games in Eastern Europe, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told Bild am Sonntag newspaper that inflaming the standoff with Russia would endanger European security and increase risk of reviving an “old confrontation.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Jo Cox murder accused Thomas Mair gives name as ‘death to traitors, freedom for Britain’ in court Thomas Mair told Westminster Magistrates Court his name was “death to traitors, freedom for Britain” during his first court appearance after being charged with the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Doping: International Olympic Committee backs ‘strong’ IAAF stance on Russia The International Olympic Committee has backed the “strong stance” taken by athletics’ chiefs in extending Russia’s ban from international competition.
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Brexit would be a ‘complete disaster’ for UK tech, says digital industries minister Leaving the European Union would be a “complete disaster for our country”, according to Ed Vaizey, HM Minister of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries. Speaking at an event yesterday at tech members club Runway East, Vaizey shared his views on the impending referendum with a number of technology entrepreneurs and journalists. The Conservative politician, who is responsible for
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Former head of Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory faces criminal charges The discredited former chief of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov, now faces criminal proceedings on charges of abuse of authority by Russia’s Investigative Committee. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Unsporting, politically motivated’: Boxing champ Valuev slams IAAF ban on Russian athletes The IAAF decision to uphоld the ban on Russian track and field team ahead of the Rio Olympics has “absolutely no relation to sport” and is “totally politically motivated,” two-time WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev, dubbed “The Beast from the East,” told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The nut of an idea: Don’t bury it Why is it that every misstep Apple makes has to be a sign of greater woes? Hyperbole is not just a river in Egypt, you know.Its not a river anywhere, actually. The Macalope’s not sure why he said that.Writing for Mashable, Raymond Wong says “The Apple Watch epitomizes how Apple lost its magic touch.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Stephen Bentley.)This one goes from zero to troll in 3.5 seconds. This wo
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Huge slender canopy shelters passengers at Santa Pola Bus Station Architects Manuel Lillo and Emilio Vicedo have completed a bus station in the Spanish town of Santa Pola, featuring a huge metal roof that tapers to form very thin edges on each side (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Games for Better Brains [Video] Action video games in which a player is called on to shoot zombies may provide greater cognitive benefits than do explicit brain-training methods — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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It’s easier to buy a gun than do these 100 things in America Earlier this week, a reporter from The Star walked into a gun store and purchased an AR-15 — similar to the Sig Sauer MCX used in the Orlando massacre — in seven minutes flat.  Her experiment has been substantiated by others in the field. In fact, some guns, including pistols, have proven harder to get even though they’re slower to recharge (and hypothetically less deadly). Despite the fact that
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In-depth: MQA explained: Brilliant quality tunes in tiny file sizes The future of sound is hereIt’s taken phone manufacturers a long, long time to realise that we want decent sound from our handsets – and while a few have begun improving things by offering support for Hi-Res Audio, the files are much bigger, taking up valuable internal space. Thankfully there’s another incoming technology that will make your tunes sound even better without munching all the space y
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Infiniti Q50s recalled for steering software issues The two scariest things that can happen when you’re driving are to lose your ability to brake or steer. Without giving specific details, Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury brand, is issuing a voluntary recall of about 60,000 Q50 high-performance, luxury crossover vehicles, according to SlashGear. The reason for the recall is described as a problem with steering software. No accidents or injuries have been
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Looking to create custom textiles? WOVNS combines fashion and tech For those of us truly looking to make a fashion statement, we know that it’s about more than a cut, a hemline, or a zipper placement. Really, it has to start with the source — the textile itself. And now, for anyone looking to make a piece of clothing as unique as him or herself, there’s WOVNS, “a platform that empowers everyone to create their own woven textiles.” This isn’t digital printing, fri
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The Arlo Skye Carry-on Will Go the Distance With You The Arlo Skye Carry-on even has a portable charger. The post The Arlo Skye Carry-on Will Go the Distance With You appeared first on The Manual.
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The most popular games of E3 2016, based on this week’s search results We’ve been debating who won the attention war for the week of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big trade show in Los Angeles this week. But ListenFirst figured out that Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the top game based on an analysis of Internet search results this week. And from Sunday through Thursday, Sony’s trailer promoting a new God of War title received mo
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SUTD Professors Design 3D Printed Mesh Pavilion © SUTD : Felix Raspall + Carlos Bañón Professors Felix Raspall and Carlos Bañón from SUTD Singapore have designed a 14.5-meter-long fibrous mesh made out of metal and nylon 3D printed nodes and aluminum bars for the SUTD Open House 2016.Rather than utilizing 3D printing to create a scaled model, the pavilion project applied 3D printing technology directly to functional architectural component
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Scientific publishers are killing research papers If I were to summarize the ideal scientific paper in four sentences, it would look like this: Look at this cool thing we did. This is how we did the cool thing. This is the cool thing. Wasn’t that cool? We like to think that the standard format (not to be confused with the Standard Model) was beautifully followed in days of yore. Nowadays, of course, it is not. Because things always get worse,
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The FDA’s Foolish War on Salt Earlier this month, as I touched on briefly in a recent column, the FDA issued a “voluntary” sodium “guidance” for the food industry. The agency is seeking to pressure companies to reduce the salt content of their foods. It establishes and applies to 150 categories of food. It also creates two- and 10-year salt-reduction goals, with an eye to allowing time for “American p
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Reject the FDA’s Meddling on Salt Content: New at Reason Earlier this month, as Baylen Linnekin touched on briefly, the FDA issued a “voluntary” sodium “guidance” for the food industry. The agency is seeking to pressure companies to reduce the salt content of their foods. It establishes and applies to 150 categories of food. It also creates two- and 10-year salt-reduction goals, with an eye to allowing time for “American palate
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See the 10 best PC games of E3 2016 PC gaming absolutely exploded at E3 2016, as dozens upon dozens of games both large and small revealed themselves over the past week. Now it’s done, and with the cheesy Dorito dust settling, we’ve sifted through the 50-plus PC games unveiled—from AAA blockbusters like Dishonored 2 to indie games like Giant Cop—to bring you this highly subjective list of the 10 best PC games of E3. Check out the
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Facebook is developing a revolutionary method to teach chatbots common sense Facebook launched chatbots to much fanfare at its F8 Developer Conference in April. Since then, the hype has been replaced by a deathly silence. Instead of the revolutionary tech that was supposed to change our everyday lives, we received bots that were prone to glitches and that offered little novelty in comparison to smartphone apps. The social network’s AI chief is working on changing that. Yan
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Study finds people don’t read the majority of news they share on Twitter Social media is now the most popular source for news in the U.S. Web giant Twitter even rebranded itself as a news app in order to reflect this shift in user behavior. But do people actually engage with the millions of articles that are redistributed through these platforms? A new study has thrown doubt over the perception of social media as a viable news provider. The research, courtesy of Columb
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Waze will put drivers at ease by letting them avoid difficult intersections As a driver who often frequents the city, I know too well the annoyances of arriving at a busy intersection with no traffic light, particularly when you need to get all the way across multiple lanes of oncoming traffic. Waze, the Tel Aviv-based navigation app owned by Google, wants to relieve some of that pain with a new “difficult intersections” feature. Toggled on by default, the new feature let
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Oreo Chocolate Brownies Experience total bliss next time you’re craving something sweet by biting into one of these Oreo chocolate brownies. These delectable brownies are handmade using all natural ingredients and are complemented with huge chunks of Oreo cookies. Check it out $15.99
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Hologram Backpack Give your look a futuristic touch by lugging around your gear inside this hologram backpack. Apart from its iridescent beauty, this 18 liter capacity pack sports a tough polyester fabric and comes with a spacious front pocket, hidden pouch, and laptop divider. Check it out $43.82
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All Weather Lighter Get a fire going even when the weather isn’t cooperating by sparking up this all weather lighter. This refillable butane lighter sports a tough exterior complete with a locking cap and is designed to be completely windproof and waterproof. Check it out $50.47
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Spine Gym Machine Perfect your posture while strengthening your core using this spine gym machine. Simply place yourself in between the poles and perform a range of motions with your torso to effectively work out everything from your lower back to your obliques and abdominals. Check it out $198.00
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Claw Shaped Phone Holder Keep your smartphone handy while you’re driving by placing it within this eerie claw shaped phone holder. Available in a range of crazy colors, this urethane elastomer claw can be fitted with either a suction cup for mounting or a stand for flat surfaces. Check it out $30.00
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Jo Cox murder suspect gives name as ‘Death to traitors, freedom for Britain’ in court LONDON — The suspect in the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox said, “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain,” when asked to state his name at his first court appearance. Thomas Mair’s shocking statement on Saturday reignited debate online about the words in the press and in social media used to describe him — as a “terrorist” versus “a loner with mental health problems.” SE
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Lit Motors is readying its auto-balancing two-wheeler as a Chinese challenger appears It’s been nearly five years since Lit Motors unveiled its C-1 Auto-Balancing Electric Vehicle (AEV), which was slated to go on sale in 2013. The San Francisco-based company has yet to put it into production, and now one Chinese company is taking advantage of the delay. The lightweight C–1 commuter is laid out like a motorcycle, but Lit Motors promises a greater degree of safety. The vehicle’s gyro
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ProForm Thinline Treadmill Desk Keep your body stimulated while you’re mentally engaged at work with the ProForm Thinline Treadmill Desk. Providing an executive-level workout station, this system combines a smooth running machine as well as a desktop surface so you can workout while you work. The benefits of movement throughout the day are obvious and with the ProForm Thinline Treadmill Desk, you can stay active from morning to
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Obvious Plant’s Father’s Day Sale Father’s Day is almost here, but what if your dad sucks? Signage prankster Obvious Plant has your back. Or not. He mailed his neighbors flyers advertising a store that sells fathers. Gregbert and Pete are on our shopping list. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: New Material SeinfeldSNL: Star Wars Toy CommercialJeffpardy!Nosh of the TitansTerminator Goes on Vacation
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Litchi Grain iPhone Wallet Case Lighten your load with the Litchi Grain iPhone Wallet Case. Providing a safe place for your smartphone as well as your cards, this case ensures you take everything with you. The Litchi Grain iPhone Wallet Case is made with high quality leather and polyurethane and has a built in case inside which is available for the iPhone 6/S and the iPhone 6/S Plus. The rubber case matches the interior and exte
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NYNE Cruiser Bluetooth Speaker Don’t let pesky cords get in the way of enjoying your music. Attach the NYNE Cruiser Bluetooth Speaker to your handlebars to take your music everywhere you go. Weighing just 12.8 ounces and measuring under six inches in length, this compact speaker will surprise you with its big sound. Using Bluetooth 4.0 or NFC technology, the NYNE Cruiser will instantly connect to your device for a seamless pair
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Blinkers – Reinventing Bike Lights Blinkers are about adding a comprehensive set of functionalities, including smart lights, turning indicators, a braking light and a laser safety perimeter. The Rear Blinker includes most of the safety functionalities, while the Front Blinker is the perfect complement for the Rear as it ensures visibility from every angle. The Blinkers are automatically activated once you attach them to the mounts
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Veneze Graphite Nixie Tube Clock by VacuumGlow Don’t just look at the time, experience it in a whole new way with the Veneze Graphite Nixie Tube Clock by VacuumGlow. Comprised of six tubes, these lamps are the biggest indicators manufactured from 1978 to 1981 and are no longer produced. Simple yet accurate, the Veneze Graphite Nixie Tube Clock has a solid aluminum base to remain compact. The tubes protrude from the top and produce a warm light
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Reasoning poetically to tackle The Big Picture (credit: Penguin Random House) The title of physicist Sean Carroll’s latest book, The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself, is proof of its ambition. This book wants to tie together, well, everything. That’s no surprise; many popular science books have wide scopes and aim to tie together disparate scientific information. But The Big Picture is more philosophica
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Tee It Up in the Nike Flyknit Chukka For what was once reserved as a game for retired doctors, politicians and those of, let’s say, ‘suitable appearance’ *cough* white *cough* male… the game of golf has certainly come a long way. Augusta National has just recently accepted it’s the first female members (all 3 of them…), arguably it’s ‘Greatest of all Time’ is a man of colour; and […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Rebel US diplomats won’t be heard on Syria, ex-ambassador says In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, former US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford explained why 51 American diplomats have slammed President Barack Obama’s policy on Syria as “unsustainable” and called for US airstrikes against the Syrian regime.
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Will Politicians Block Our Driverless Future? New at Reason As Ronald Bailey explains in the July issue of Reason: At a Senate hearing called “Hands Off: The Future of Self-Driving Cars,” most members of the Commerce Committee made it clear that they’ll be hard-pressed to stick to a hands-off approach to regulating driverless cars. As Sen. Ben Nelson (D–Fla.) put it, “In the federal government we have a critical role to make sure that the r
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LAST CHANCE: All Of Our Nerdy Shirts Are Just $14! Our shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14! But that’s not all: T-Shirts – $14 Mens V-Neck – $18 Tanks – $18 Zip Up Hoodie – $38 Hoodies – $35 Crew necks – $30 BaseBall Tees – $17 LongSleeve Tees – $15 Scoop Neck – $21 Infant Onesie – $15 Kids Tees – $14 Prints and Canvas 25% Off Head on over to the store and grab your favori
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Paul Smith launches checked textile for Maharam at NeoCon 2016 NeoCon 2016: British fashion designer Paul Smith has interpreted a print from his Spring Summer 2015 collection as a patterned textile for US company Maharam. (more…)
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No Man’s Sky can keep its name after developer settles with Sky TV No Man’s Sky, the hotly anticipated adventure game due out this summer, won’t suffer a last-minute name change. Hello Games founder Sean Murray tweeted last night that the company had just settled with Sky, the UK’s largest pay-TV broadcaster. Murray didn’t state what the terms of the settlement are, but apparently the legal battle has been plaguing Hello for years: Yay! We finally settled with
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Here Are the Finalists for the 2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Each year, the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction awards one worthy science fiction novel the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, one of the genre’s major awards for novels. Read more…
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Best security cams for your home Feel like adding some extra security to your home? Today’s security cams offer handy streaming features that let you check in on your house — night or day, inside or outside. But for the best monitoring, you need to choose the best platforms and devices, which is why we’ve combed through the many options on the market, and narrowed the list down to the most useful cams you should choose from. Belo
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Ace the Amazon Web Services Certification Exams Aspiring IT professionals understand the competitive edge of an Amazon Web Services certification, a crucial stepping stone in building a lucrative engineering career. The AWS Engineer Certification Bundle will help you pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, AWS Certified Developer, and AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exams, with no previous experience required. At 87
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Microsoft Tests New Tool To Remove OEM Crapware An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Windows 10 already includes ways to clear out applications and data to repair misbehaving systems or prepare them to be sold, courtesy of the Refresh and Reset features added in Windows 8. Microsoft is now adding a third option: a new refresh tool. Currently available only for Windows Insiders, the new tool fetches a copy of Windows online and
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Cable industry offers alternate plan to FCC’s ‘unlocked’ set-top boxes Back in January, the FCC came up with a plan to reform the US’s cable TV industry by “unlocking” set-top boxes, in turn allowing consumers to use devices from other companies or receive content from multiple providers. The goal is to both open the market to competitors, as well as give consumers more choices in how they browse content. The … Continue reading
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Norway plans to boost defences against ‘unpredictable’ Russia Norway announced plans Friday for its biggest military upgrade effort since the end of the Cold War, to bolster its defences against an “increasingly unpredictable” Russia.
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Call for Submission – The 2016 Steedman Fellowship in Architecture $50,000 fellowship for emerging architects among nation’s largest
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Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure tricks missile targeting BIRD Aerosystems unveiled at Eurosatory its new Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure system called SPREOS (Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System).The new SPREOS combines a radar based sensor (verification) and an active laser (DIRCM), and provides enhanced protection against the immediate threat of Man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS). “We at BIRD see a great potential to this ver
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5 things you need to know about password managers New data breaches are coming to light almost weekly and they reveal a simple but troubling fact: many people still choose weak passwords and reuse them across multiple sites. The reality is, remembering dozens of complex passwords is almost impossible, and carrying them around on a scrap of paper that you have to keep updating is a huge hassle. That’s why password managers exist. Here’s why the
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Donald Trump gave Charlie Sheen the most Donald Trump wedding gift ever Charlie Sheen didn’t invite Donald Trump to his wedding, but did that stop The Donald from giving him a gift? Come on, guys. Of course not. According to Sheen, the bizarre gesture occurred at a celebratory dinner five years ago. “[Trump] started saying … ‘I’m sorry I can’t make your wedding,'” Sheen told Norton. “And I’m like, I didn’t invite you.” But Trump, ever an amb
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Olli Self-driving Bus Automotive innovators Local Motors latest creation is an autonomous 12-passenger electric bus that’s designed to offer door-to-door rides, smartphone-based ride hailing and payment, and remote monitoring from a control center. Initial prototypes start road tests in DC soon. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: 2017 BMW i3Morgan EV3 ConceptVolvo: Tomorrow’s Intelligent TruckPeugeot Fracta
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16 dads who totally have this parenting thing down As most parents learn when they bring their newborn home from the hospital, you don’t get a training manual with the baby. Becoming a father comes with a steep learning curve, and it’s inevitable that mistakes will be made. There will be spills, slips and falls. A few baby teeth may come out before they were ready.  SEE ALSO: Celebrate Father’s Day with these perfect parenting tips ‘from’ Donald
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Euro 2016: Croatia boss Ante Cacic criticises ‘sports terrorists’ after crowd trouble Croatia boss Ante Cacic calls fans who threw flares during the Euro 2016 draw with the Czech Republic “sports terrorists”.
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Review: Greedy, Greedy Goblins delves deep for chaotic board game fun Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage right here—and let us know what you think. Richard Garfield, the mad genius behind complex games like Magic: The Gathering and Netrunner, has seen renewed success in the last few years with family-oriented titles like the terrific monster-fest King of Tokyo and its sequel, King of New Yo
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Should the US Air Force be abolished or substantially altered The United States needs airpower, but does it need an air force? In Grounded, Robert M. Farley persuasively argues that America should end the independence of the United States Air Force (USAF) and divide its assets and missions between the United States Army and the United States Navy. In the wake of World War I, advocates of the Air Force argued that an organizationally independent air force wou
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This Man’s Explanation of the Way We Eat Pizza Is ‘Remarkable’ Never eat pizza like this. Image: ShutterstockIf you fold a pizza in half lengthwise to eat it (the proper way to eat pizza), then you’re actually utilizing mathematician Carl Gauss’s “theorem egregium” or the “remarkable theorem.”Mathematician Clifford Stoll, over at the Numberphile YouTube channel, proves that pizza likes Gaussian curvature, while also giving viewers a mathematics lesson in the
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Ross Ulbricht created Silk Road and deserved life sentence, DOJ argues This is what Silk Road looked like during its heyday. (credit: US DOJ) Nearly five months after convicted Silk Road druglord Ross Ulbricht filed his opening brief in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, the government finally responded with its own brief late Friday evening. The government included over 200 pages of exhibits from the trial. The 186-page reply rebuts, point-for-point, defense atto
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India is primed for the chatbot revolution GUEST: On my way to work in Bangalore last week (I’m an intern at a chatbot company), I was listening to Radio One, an Indian radio station, when I heard an ad for a competition. At first I didn’t think much of it. Phone-in radio shows are nothing new in India. But then the radio show host said something curious: “WhatsApp us your messages at…” I realized that, in India, WhatsApp isn’t a feature o
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Shazam Can Now Automatically Identify Songs in the Background Android: If you find yourself enjoying every song you hear at a bar or club but don’t want to pull out your phone to identify every song, Shazam can now keep listening in the background for as long as you’d like.The new feature is called Auto Shazam. Just switch it on and the app will continually listen to any music that’s playing and won’t stop until you tell it to—for up to six hours. Shazam say
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LIGO detects gravitational waves again from colliding black holes For the second time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples through the fabric of space-time, created by extreme, cataclysmic events in the distant universe. The team has determined that the incredibly faint ripple that eventually reached Earth was produced by two black holes colliding at half the speed of light, 1.4 billion light years away.The scientists detected the gra
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Saturday’s Best Deals: Your Favorite Travel Mugs, AV Receivers, Guess Wallets AV receivers, Contigo travel mugs, and Guess wallets kick off Saturday’s best deals.Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more.Contigo Autoseal West Loop, $13If you hurry, Amazon’s selling your undisputed f
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Businesses Lose $3.1 Billion to Email Scams, FBI Warns Business have lost over $3 billion because of compromised e-mail accounts, the FBI reports, citing “a sophisticated scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments.” 22,143 business have been affected — 14,302 within the U.S. — with a total dollar loss of $3,086,250,090, representing an increase of 1,300% since Ja
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This 850-foot disc golf shot will make you wish you could throw a Frisbee Most of us couldn’t throw a Frisbee more than 50 yards without it veering wildly off-course and probably hitting a stranger.  In this clip however, disc golf pro Philo Brathwaite throws a flying disc 850 feet, curving through tall trees before landing perfectly in a teeny little basket. Brathwaite’s shot, at the Beaver State Fling tournament, was a double-eagle — three under par on the hole i
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Mohammed Morsi: Egypt’s former president given life in spying case Former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi is sentenced to life and six journalists sentenced to death at the end of an espionage trial.
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Famous Homes with Amazing Features Mental Floss gives us a quick tour of the cribs of the powerful, rich and famous and the unique amenities therein, such as the Playboy Mansion’s redwood forest, the Winchester House’s secret passages and William Hearst’s telephone-filled estate. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Facts about New York CityFacts about TeaFacts about FriendshipMisconceptions about SportsMisconceptions abo
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10 button-down shirts for your dad this Father’s Day that look just like the one he already has Your father hasn’t changed his look since the day you were born. For Father’s Day, you suggest that you’d like to buy him a new shirt, and he knows just the one he wants. “A button down,” he says, adding, “blue and white stripes.” You say, “I’d be happy to get that for you, Father.” SEE ALSO: Instagrammer Logs the World Domination of a J. Crew Blue Gingham Shirt But as you start shopping, you rea
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 18th) FUTURE OF WORK: Basic Income: A Sellout of the American Dream David H. Freedman | MIT Technology Review “What’s not to like about free money? …Well, there’s the fact that a universal basic income could add as much as $2 trillion in annual expenses to the U.S. budget. Then there’s the question of whether such a program might disconnect large swaths of our population from the positive aspects
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As Scoot has grown, so has the size of its rental bikes Scoot’s red scooters, frequently seen weaving in and out of San Francisco traffic like tiny army ants, are getting an upgrade. Not only are the rental scooters getting bigger, but they thankfully will look a lot better than the current crop of bikes that the company offers. Scoot announced today that it’s teaming up with Mahindra to bring the GenZe 2.0 electric scooter to the streets of San Franci
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Top 10 Places to Get Stunning Desktop Wallpaper Whether you love switching out beautiful desktop wallpaper or you just want something minimal that you’re going to open windows over anyway, there’s no shortage of great places to find something to dress up your desktop. Let’s look at some of the best.10. DesktopprDesktoppr has long been one of our favorite desktop wallpaper services, and it’s still a great place to get new wallpaper and quickly d
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Lawyers who yanked “Happy Birthday” into public domain now sue over “This Land” Woody Guthrie published “This Land” in 1945. The lawyers who successfully got “Happy Birthday” put into the public domain and then sued two months ago over “We Shall Overcome” have a new target: Woody Guthrie’s “This Land.” Randall Newman and his colleagues have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against The Richmond Organization (TRO) and Ludlow M
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A Nice Idea Every Day creates Snapchat-inspired video for Peter, Bjorn & John Music: Berlin-based studio A Nice Idea Every Day explores the relationship between boss and employee via various social media outlets in this new music video. (more…)
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Mongolia Adopts An Innovative System of 3-Word Locations Mongolia becomes the world’s first country to switch to the what3words system of addresses.Read More
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Don’t Wait, Get macOS 10.12 Sierra Features in El Capitan Right Now So you’ve seen the keynote and read all about the new features coming in the renamed macOS Sierra, but you’re too impatient to wait till October. Fortunately, you can add some of the upcoming features with the right third party apps. Keep in mind that third party integration can’t hope to match what Apple can do with features baked right into the OS, but also that many of these applications are ma
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How this 31-year-old parlayed a spine injury into a $500 million company Right now, Lisa Falzone is on the brink of something big. Six years ago, she was laid up, flat on her back after slipping a disk while moving a couch. Falzone was 25 at the time, a recent graduate of Stanford University, with big dreams but little time to pursue them. “It was actually pretty lucky,” Falzone told Mashable about the injury. “I had always wanted to start a company, bu
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Croatia faces UEFA sanctions following crowd trouble at Euro 2016 UEFA will open disciplinary proceedings against the Croatian Football Federation (CFF) after their supporters threw at least 15 flares onto the pitch and fought among themselves towards the end of their team’s 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic on Friday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The NSA Would Be Eliminated Under President Gary Johnson An anonymous reader writes: Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson says he’d sign an executive order eliminating America’s National Security Agency if he wins the 2016 election. And he’s also forcefully arguing that domestic surveillance of internet activity and phone calls in the United States is worse than in China. Johnson took issue with an interviewer at The Daily Beast who pointed out
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Mom fights off mountain lion to save young son, suffers barely a scratch A young Colorado boy is lucky to have survived a rare mountain lion attack after his mother bravely fought off a cougar that had pounced on the five-year-old child. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This week’s top stories [WWDC Edition]: Hands-on with iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 & tvOS 10 In this week’s top stories: iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and new features for Apple TV with the upcoming tvOS 10 release, our coverage of Apple’s WWDC 2016 announcements make up the majority of this week’s top stories. more…Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, Mac Tagged: AAPL, Apple, hands-on, iOS 10, macOS Sierra, top stories, tvOS 10, watchOS 3, what’s new, WWDC 2016
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Concept MINI Cooper looks like a space shuttle on wheels The MINI Cooper gets a decidedly futuristic new look in a video released this week for a concept vehicle the company calls MINI Vision Next 100 What’s immediately apparent is that the car is personalized for each user, with interactive light messages greeting a new driver on the floor in front of the side door, as well as personalized messages on the dashboard. Once you’re ready to get inside
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Light and matter mixed in a golden nanopore room temperature plasmonic nanocavity traps Scientists have mixed a molecule with light between gold particles, creating a new way to manipulate the physical and chemical properties of matter.Light and matter are usually separate and have distinct properties. However, molecules of matter can emit particles of light called photons. Normally, emitted photons leave the molecule and the two do not mix again.Now, scientists have trapped a single
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25 Father’s Day gifts your dad actually wants Ties, power tools, barbecue accessories… these Father’s Day presents have graduated from being simply cliché to now basically gag gifts. So what does a 2016 dad really want from his kids this Sunday?  1. You to get your own Netflix account. 2. To go on a trip to Home Depot together, just to browse. 3. To fall asleep on the couch while watching TV and for no one to change the channel even though
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Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co) Releases Plans for Healthcare Facility in UAE © Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co) Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co) has released the plans for a Bio Climatic Health Care Facility at an eco-resort in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The facility includes a Chelation Clinic, Integrated Dental Domes, Healing Clinic, and individual bungalows for private patient residences.Overall, the alternative medical center intends to combine wildlife
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Behold: The World’s First 1,000 Processor Chip Engineers at the University of California at Davis have built the world’s first “KiloCore” chip. Featuring 1,000 independently programmable processors, the chip, which was presented this week at the 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits, is capable of 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 million transistors. The partially Department of Defense-funded KiloCore c
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Thousands flock to Christo artwork to ‘walk on water’ Thousands of people stepped out onto the latest work by renowned artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff in northern Italy Saturday, seizing their chance to “walk on water”.
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Russian defense minister meets Assad, inspects Khmeimim airbase in Syria Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has visited Syria where he met with President Bashar Assad and inspected the Khmeimim air base, the Russian military said on Saturday. Shoigu and Assad discussed military cooperation and fight against terrorism. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Week in iPhone Cases: Pad & Quill’s wooden Timberline joins its sleek collection The latest and greatest iPhone casesThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes Pad & Quill’s Timberline, a case made from sustainable wood, yet still looks sleek and modern. Plus, several lightweight picks, see-through cases, leather options, and more. Read on!BelkinThe compact View Case (iPhone SE; $20 MSRP, available for $12.43 on Amazon) is a hard-shell case, featuring a transparent b
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io9 Book Club Special Session: Let’s Talk About Linda Nagata’s The Red! Welcome to a special edition of the io9 Book Club. This month, we read The Red: First Light, by Linda Nagata. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!Read more…
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The Simple Way To Close A Complicated Deal After intensive negotiations and lots of brainstorming, refocusing on your shared target can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be.When the moment to close a deal finally arrives, you’ve usually spent hours, if not days, negotiating—pitching your experience to the prospective client, matching their needs with your team’s skills, talking resources and timetables.Read Full Story
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Weekend Workshop: How to build a DIY solar charger out of Altoid tins Need something to keep you busy this weekend? Look no further. The Weekend Workshop is our weekly column where we showcase a badass DIY project that you can complete with minimal skills and expertise. We’ve dug through all the online tutorials on the web, and gone the extra mile to pinpoint projects that are equal parts easy, affordable, and fun. So put on your work pants, grab your tool belt, and
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New surface makes oil contamination remove itself Researchers have developed surfaces where oil transports itself to desired directions. Researchers’ oleophobic surfaces are microtextured with radial arrays of undercut stripes. When oil drops fall on surfaces, drops move away from the landing point to the direction set by asymmetric geometrical patterning of the surface. The surfaces open up new avenues for power-free liquid transportation and oi
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Don’t tell me not to wear a NASA jumpsuit, I’ll wear whatever I want Lately, it seems a certain type of reporter is clutching his pearls about the emergence of NASA jumpsuits as fashion items. In the case of Ars Technica’s Eric Berger, this freak-out was precipitated by the appearance of a jumpsuit in Teen Vogue. For Vinay Menon, writing in the Toronto Star, it’s model Cara Delevingne wearing a jumpsuit in an Instagram shot. How dare you, they whine. Don’t you kno
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Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones While it sounds like a calibrated method of torture, bone conduction is actually a natural human feature. When we hear sounds, they reach us by traveling through both our eardrums and our bones. These bone phones…as it were…from SainSonic have honed the bone…as it were…and use vibrations deliver sound exclusively through our face and skull. The upside to SainSonic headphones’ bone conducti
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Mercedes Benz’s E300 is a luxury car that happens to be high-tech The Mercedes Benz E-Class has always been fancy. Wood, leather and a sense that you’ve made some pretty solid life choices are all part of the package. But the automaker has also been on the cutting edge of tech. For example, it added radar-aided adaptive cruise control to its vehicles back in 1998. So it’s no surprise that the 2017 E300 is filled to its German gills with the latest and greatest i
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5 Reasons to Install Linux on Your Laptop You can choose something other than MacOS or Windows 10 when it comes to an operating system for your computer. If you’re prepared to be a little more adventurous, Linux has plenty of great features that will save you time and make working a little less dull. The best part is that Live Installations allow you to try out the software before you wipe your entire hard drive.Linux comes in various fla
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Hydaway – Collapsible Water Bottle A reusable and collapsible water bottle that folds down to easily fit in your pocket, purse, backpack, and more. Perfect for hiking, camping, commuting, and more.Click Here For Complete Details
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Hungary fans clash with riot police inside Marseille stadium Hungary supporters clash with stewards before their side’s Euro 2016 match against Iceland at Marseille’s Stade Velodrome.
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Introducing ‘Maxwell’: NASA reveals experimental electric X-plane (VIDEO) NASA has unveiled plans for its experimental electric plane, designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell,” in the agency’s first addition to the groundbreaking ‘X series’ in a decade. Read Full Article at RT.com
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3 ISS astronauts return to Earth after 186 days in space Most people would agree there’s nothing like sleeping in your own bed after a decent amount of time away from home, but for these three astronauts, they’re probably just happy to be back on Earth, regardless of where they sleep. Early Saturday morning saw the return of NASA’s Commander Tim Kopra, the European Space Agency’s Tim Peake, and Yuri Malenchenko … Continue reading
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Check Your Ticketmaster Account, You Probably Have Free Tickets Waiting Photo: APLast month, Ticketmaster settled a $400 million class action lawsuit over its exorbitant fees. This month, they’re paying it out—in the form of discount codes and vouchers. Chances are, you have a free show or two sitting in your inbox.The suit affects about 50 million people who bought tickets on Ticketmaster between October 21, 1999 and February 27, 2013 and paid the company’s ridiculou
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Blurring Boxes / Architensions © Cameron Blaylock Architects: Architensions Location: United States, Brooklyn, NY, USA Architect In Charge: Richard W. Off Area: 163.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Cameron Blaylock Design Principals: Alessandro Orsini & Nick Roseboro Team: Rigo Gonzalez, Giorgia Gerardi Landscape: Architensions General Contractor: A-G Home Improvements Stru
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Future Urban Cars Will Be Simple, Self-Driving, and Super Cheap With Mobility on Demand, you don’t buy a car, you buy rides. That’s certainly Uber’s plan, and is a plan that makes sense for Google, Apple and other no-car companies. But even Daimler, with Car2Go/Car2Come, BMW with DriveNow and GM with Lyft plan to sell you a ride rather than a car, because it’s the more lucrative thing to do. So what does that car of the future look like? There is no one answer
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BubbleLick – Create Edible Bubbles From Your Favorite Drinks Blow delicious bubbles into the air that taste like juice, soda, margaritas, energy drinks, vodka, and more.Click Here For Complete Details
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E3 in photos: Blimps, porn, and LEGO towns at the USA’s largest games expo LOS ANGELES—Another E3 is officially in the books, and we at Ars are still forming opinions and parsing the real content from the hype and illusions. While we work on writing impressions and picking conference favorites, please enjoy our gallery of photos from the event’s weirdest and largest stations. Click through to see selections from all three major publishers, along with a mix of indie far
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Radiohead fans beaten with sticks and bottles by mob in Istanbul A mob of about 20 men armed with sticks and bottles stormed a record store in central Istanbul at the weekend, beating both customers and staff for drinking alcohol and listening to British band Radiohead’s new album during the holy month of Ramadan.
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The big search upgrade — and how Amazon could beat Google at its own game GUEST: Despite the tremendous technological innovation we’ve witnessed over the past two decades (smartphones, cloud computing, social networks), search interfaces and their underlying mechanics have remained fairly stagnant. The familiar portals of the early naughts are largely what we see today: empty text boxes, user-typed queries and blue-link responses that point users to web pages or documen
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Apple Watch cut to $49 at Best Buy with purchase of new iPhone – CNET The deal takes $250 off all Apple Watch models with the purchase and activation of a new iPhone 6S or 6S Plus.
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Evan Wakelin uses architectural collages to depict the fragmented identities of migrants Graduate shows 2016: architecture student Evan Wakelin has produced drawings that juxtapose the old and new homes of migrants in Toronto, to convey the emotional and physical upheaval these people experience (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Apple takes stance against Trump by withholding financial & tech aid from upcoming GOP convention According to a report from Politico, Apple has told Republican leaders that it will not be providing support in any way, including financial, for the party’s upcoming convention. The report says that Apple’s reasoning for this decision is Donald Trump and the comments he has made regarding immigrants, minorities, and women. more…Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, Donald Trump
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Modular, swappable footwear helps reduce waste Would it surprise you to know that Americans chuck 300 million pairs of shoes a year? Most of those end up in the landfill where they take decades to disappear, and while some people donate them or send them out for recycling, wouldn’t it be better if shoes simply lasted longer? Quang Pham proposed just such a concept with these modular shoes that have five parts that can be customized and swapped
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Those 100,000 Lost Air Force Files Have Been Found Again The Air Force now says it will be able to recover those 100,000 investigation files dating back to 2004, after “aggressively leveraging all vendor and department capabilities.” An anonymous reader quotes a report from Government Executive about the mysteriously corrupted database: In a short, four-sentence statement released midday on Wednesday, service officials said the Air Force conti
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IS conflict: Iraqi forces retake ‘key parts’ of Falluja Iraqi government forces have retaken “key parts” of Falluja from so-called Islamic State fighters, as Ahmed Maher reports.
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‘Clean’ Russian athletes can compete in Rio Olympics – IAAF The International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has confirmed that Russian athletes will be able to apply for permission to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics if they can prove they took no banned substances Read Full Article at RT.com
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Longer working hours bad for women & good for men, study says Working more than 40 hours a week could mean serious health problems for women, like higher chances of cancer or heart diseases, a new study claims. The effect on men’s health appears to be quite the opposite, though. Read Full Article at RT.com
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