Indistinguishable from Magic 6/25

Indistinguishable from Magic 6/25

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List of Possible Zika Birth Defects Grows Longer Even without microcephaly, seizures and developmental delays may appear in the months following birth — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Best Automated Blinds and Why You Need Them One of the most amazing things about the smart home field is that every week, there’s a new household item that’s been automated and computerized. Gradually, we see more and more mundane items being turned into something much more exciting, and much more dynamic. Take your window blinds for example. It’s now possible to turn them into “smart blinds”, by installing an affordable electronic pulley s
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YoCam Waterproof Camera This is YoCam, a compact camera YoCan take anywhere. On a drive, mounted to your windshield. On a bike ride, mounted to your handlebars. To Abu Dhabi so you can keep in touch with John. Even up to 20′ underwater. With its slim, lightweight design, image and video stabilization, P2P remote connectivity, and an IP68 waterproof rating, the YoCam is your wingman to any adventure worthy of video or sel
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Japan’s New Godzilla Makes for a Beautifully Monstrous Action Figure We’ve seen the gnarly-looking star of Shin Godzilla stomping about in the trailer and stills already, but this new Figuarts action figure of the monstrous design really gives us our best look yet at the new King of Kaiju. It also helps that it’s a fantastic-looking toy, too.Read more…
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The Key Safe Made from solid stainless steel, the Key Safe is the perfect size for carrying a small stash of emergency cash, safely storing delicate medications, or even keeping some all-weather matches in case of an emergency—or storing any other small items you can think of. Precision machined from 304 Stainless Steel and sand blasted for a […]
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ListenUp: Miles Davis, Robert Glasper feat. Erykah Badu: Maiysha (So Long) Robert Glasper—longtime crusader of liberating jazz and its players from rigid definitions—took samples from Miles Davis’ archive (predominately his later electric years) and collaborated with the likes of Laura Mvula, Hiatus Kaiyote, Stevie Wonder…… Continue Reading…
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Middle class, Upper middle, Affluent and Rich in the USA There is a survey of wealth and affluence in the USA.IA = Investable Assets: includes education/custodial accounts, individually-owned retirement accounts, stocks, options, bonds, mutual funds, managed accounts, hedge funds, structured products, ETFs, cash accounts, annuities, and cash value life insurance policies The estimates how many people in the USA have over $100K to invest are pretty close
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World’s longest wind turbine blade expected to drive down offshore energy costs Wind energy has grown in its widespread application, as well as its hardware. Turbine manufacturer Adwen and rotor blade suppliers LM Wind Power have come together to build the world’s largest wind turbine blade. At 88.4 meters or 290 feet, the turbine promises to bring offshore energy costs down. The gigantic blade has been developed to fit Adwen’s AD 8-180 turbine, which already has the largest
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Parthenon could be moved to London, says RCA graduate Kit Stiby Harris Graduate shows 2016: architecture graduate Kit Stiby Harris has proposed relocating the “fake” Parthenon from Athens to the British Museum in London. (more…)
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A Small Island With a Big Shark Problem Statistically, the odds of a shark attack ruining your otherwise tranquil beach holiday are very low. If your vacation destination is the remote Reunion Island located in the Indian Ocean, that risk of an unpleasant interaction with one of nature’s fiercest apex predators is considerably higher.Between 2011 and 2015, this small French territory several hundred miles off the coast of Madagascar suf
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Brexit Is a Red Alert for the Environment From the ‘red-tape’ slashing desires of the Brexiters to the judgment of green professionals, all indications are for weaker environmental protections The post Brexit Is a Red Alert for the Environment appeared first on WIRED.
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Privacy Shield: White House makes EU spying promise The EU and US agree final changes to a new data protection agreement known as the EU-US Privacy Shield.
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Insects were already using camouflage 100 million years ago Those who go to a masked ball consciously slip into a different role, in order to avoid being recognized so quickly. Insects were already doing something very similar in the Cretaceous: They cloaked themselves in pieces of plants, grains of sand, or the remains of their prey, in order, for example, to be invisible to predators. An international research team, with participation from the University
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Friday A/V Club: The Brexit Video One of the odder items in the Kinks’ catalog is “Down All the Days (till 1992),” a 1989 song that the Common Market Commission adopted as an unofficial anthem to promote European integration. The music is bombastic—someone once said it sounds like a Pepsi commercial—and you can see why a Eurocrat would like the lyrics: “Down all the days/All nations will unite as one/A new horizon
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Hillary Clinton’s Terrible Free Speech Record: Matt Welch on Tonight’s Stossel I teased this before, but got the broadcast date wrong. Beloved television host (and Reason.com columnist) John Stossel is devoting his whole show this week (9 p.m. ET tonight on Fox Business Network) exploring the many statist facets of Hillary Clinton. As part of that, he was kind enough to ask me to come on for a segment and talk about the presumptive Democratic nominee’s long and terrible rec
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Brexit Shows Betting Markets Are Not a Silver Bullet “The momentum [is] all behind #Remain,” tweeted out the gambling website Betfair yesterday at 10 a.m. EST. At 4:24 p.m., shortly before the last polls closed, the site was putting the odds that British voters would elect to stay in the European Union at 88 percent. An hour later, the U.K. bookmaker Ladbrokes went even further, tweeting that the odds were 12–1 against Brexit. The bookies
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As an energy infrastructure company that also sells cars, Tesla enters a new phase And here all along we thought Tesla was a car company. If the Telsa acquisition offer for SolarCity is approved by both companies, Tesla will be transforming itself into an energy company, according to Wired. The overall scenario goes like this. SolarCity solar panels collect energy from the sun. Rather than using the energy immediately or selling it back to the grid, the energy is stored in one o
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Jeep owners file suit over rollaway recall Just four days after actor Anton Yelchin’s 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled back down his steep driveway and killed him, a group of Grand Cherokee owners filed a class-action lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler in a California federal court, according to the Wall Street Journal. Yelchin’s Jeep was part of a recent Fiat Chrysler safety recall. The suit claims that Fiat Chrysler didn’t do enough to warn ow
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Better information needed to understand extreme weather Scientists need more credible and relevant information to help communities become more resilient to extreme weather events such as floods, an expert has said.
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New camera ad satirizes Trump, his wall and Mexican immigrants – CNET Technically Incorrect: A 360-degree video camera startup decides to go, you know, there. It says networks have banned the ad.
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Why can’t all gadgets be this cute? It’s not often that I squee at a gadget. Something about their reflective metal gives off a sterile vibe. A big-screen TV doesn’t sound my cute alarm, you know? But these lil guys: Dezeen Major cute alarm alert. Hyerim Shin, a graduate student at the Royal College of Art, wanted to experiment with how to make home appliances cute, so taking inspiration from Japanese kawaii culture, she built
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Mini Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit submitted by /u/DereIict [link] [comments]
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Human brain houses diverse populations of neurons, new research shows A team of researchers has developed the first scalable method to identify different subtypes of neurons in the human brain. The research lays the groundwork for ‘mapping’ the gene activity in the human brain and could help provide a better understanding of brain functions and disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia and depression.
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Lottery firm says its ‘most-prized’ secrets have been taken A key executive of a company that works with more than 40 state lotteries in the U.S. orchestrated a “massive theft” of its most-prized secrets before he resigned to accept a position with a rival company, his former employer said in a federal lawsuit.
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How The Juno Spacecraft Will Survive Jupiter’s Devastating Radiation Space It starts orbiting the deadly planet in July “We’re basically an armored tank,” says Juno principle investigator Scott Bolton.
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Calla: Growing Herbs in Your Window Has Never Looked More Elegant Its seems like a new indoor gardening system debuts every week, each one promising some revolutionary step forward in growing edibles with ease. There’s no doubt that certain innovations can make a big difference in keeping indoor plants alive, especially for those of us who don’t have the greenest of thumbs, like timed grow lights and self-watering systems. But what makes a growing s
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Burglar Blaster Time to take back control of your home from unwanted guests.
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Beneficial bacteria may protect breasts from cancer Bacteria that have the potential to abet breast cancer are present in the breasts of cancer patients, while beneficial bacteria are more abundant in healthy breasts, where they may actually be protecting women from cancer, according a study. These findings may lead ultimately to the use of probiotics to protect women against breast cancer.
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Primary care visits result in more colon cancer screening, better followups People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow up on abnormal stool blood test results — even in health systems that heavily promote mail-in home stool blood tests that don’t require a doctor visit, a study shows.
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Relationship quality tied to good health for young adults For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a new study.
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This Scanner in the Dirt Captures All That’s Going on Underground Dirt is boring. Soil isn’t fun. Who cares what’s happening down there. So I thought. Josh Williams changed my mind with his SoilCam, a waterproof scanner that’s controlled by a Raspberry Pi. He places it in the dirt so we can see everything that’s happening underground. It’s so alive.It’s a whole different world down there. Following the growth of roots is actually pretty captivating, seeing leave
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IngenuiTea Teapot makes drinking loose leaf a more pleasant experience If you haven’t figured out a trend with my articles, I really like coffee and tea. There are so many ways you can make a cup of either, and brewing times and temperatures can affect each cup to be slightly different than the last. As much as I love both, I normally end up drinking coffee, mainly because it’s a tad easier to clean up after, and even with a press I don’t get as much debris in the l
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Apple’s GPU-powered 5K monitor could be amazing for gamers Right on the heels of Apple discontinuing its Thunderbolt display, the rumor mill is picking up: Apple’s next monitor might integrate its own GPU. John Paczkowski, Managing Editor at BuzzFeed, made the claim based of off unnamed sources: There are two reasons why having an integrated GPU could be amazing. First off, the panel is rumored to be 5K, like the 5K iMac. Problem is, that resolution is to
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Photographer takes airplane ride to get relatively up-close images of the Milky Way We have all seen those majestic images of the Milky Way stretching across the star-filled night sky. It is one of those things that digital photography over the last five years or so has really made possible in a way that it never was before. Ian Norman is a photographer and educator who spends much of his time specifically teaching photographers about taking these stunning night sky images throug
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Nothing will cost over $5 at health food restaurant run by Elon Musk’s brother Healthy food for $5 or less will be the menu at Elon Musk’s younger brother Kimbal’s fast-food restaurant, The Kitchenette, located in Memphis, Tennessee. Following his success with The Kitchen and The Kitchen Community, Kimbal Musk aims to provide inexpensive healthy food, according to Quartz. The common perception is that eating healthy is more expensive than fast food, or even food made with co
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Cybersecurity firm: Crypto-ransomware infections have reached ‘epidemic’ level The wave of crypto-ransomware attacks doesn’t appear to be going away. According to figures from Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, there were more than 700,000 users infected by the crippling malware over the space of a year. The company’s ransomware report, which tracked the state of ransomware between 2014 and 2016 ,found one particular standout figure. Between April 2015 and March 2016,
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Lawsuit alleges Chevrolet Cruze Diesel used illegal software on emissions tests The revelation that Volkswagen used illegal “defeat device” software to cheat on emissions tests has led to increased scrutiny of other carmakers’ testing procedures. Since the VW scandal broke way back in September, Mitsubishi and Suzuki have admitted to cheating in Japan, while Daimler and PSA Peugeot Citroën have been subject to investigation. Now, General Motors is facing accusations of cheati
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Rush to exit? Politicians clamor for EU membership referendums at home Euroskeptic parties across the EU have been inspired by the British ‘Leave’ vote with right-wing politicians in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and France all calling for referendums on their countries’ membership in the bloc. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Refugees banned from Austrian pool after ‘foreigner’ sexually assaults teenage girl Authorities in the Austrian town of Mistelbach issued a temporary pool ban for refugees following a sexual assault by a “dark-skinned’ man on a 13-year-old girl. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Some Ancient Insects Wore the Exoskeletons of Other Bugs to Disguise Themselves New amber specimens show that insects have been mastering the art of disguise for 100 million years
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Neonicotinoid pesticides cause harm to honeybees One possible cause of the alarming bee mortality we are witnessing is the use of the very active systemic insecticides called neonicotinoids. A previously unknown and harmful effect of neonicotinoids has been identified by researchers. They discovered that neonicotinoids in low and field-relevant concentrations reduce the concentration of acetylcholine in the royal jelly/larval food secreted by nu
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Pluto’s moon Charon is home to a ‘super’ Grand Canyon, says NASA We’ve see many highly detailed, usually stunning images of Pluto over past months, and now NASA is back with a similarly great photo, only this time it’s of Pluto’s moon Charon. As with other photos taken by New Horizons recently, the image is very detailed and high in quality, and in it we see a massive ridge etched into the … Continue reading
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Uber will guarantee fares upfront, but surge prices are here to stay Everyone hates Uber’s surge-pricing, except for Uber of course. Now the crazy-making lightning bolt that indicates you’re about to spend a fortune to get home is going away, replaced by a fare guarantee that tells you exactly what you’re going to pay for the ride. But that doesn’t mean the surge is gone. Uber’s new up-front fare feature, which is slowly rolling out for UberX rides in some U.S.
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Five to Try: ADW Launcher is back in a big way, and Never Alone is an awe-inspiring quest Here are the new and updated Android apps you need to check out this week.
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Ten Top Images on Archinect’s “Interiors” Pinterest Board In case you haven’t checked out Archinect’s Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles.(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)Today’s top images (in no particular order) are from the board Interiors.↑ Innisfree in Seoul, South Korea;
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Will Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Solve Obesity? The City of Philadelphia just became the first major U.S. city to pass a tax on sodas. What does that mean for the average consumer, and how effective are soda bans anyway?Read More
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Check Out This Sweet Autocorrect Joke Image: TwitterI don’t know why the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra used an autocorrect joke as a vehicle to promote their brand, but you know what? At least it’s not a horrifying ad for breast augmentation.Judging by its Instagram feed, the NJSO is pretty hip with the kids, so perhaps the subway ad was an attempt at reaching out to a slightly older and less tech-savvy demographic. Either way, their
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Hitch & Tinder EDC Card Caddy submitted by Ed Jelley Managing to get most of your EDC in one spot can be a gamechanger for two reasons. First, it’s just way easier to carry. Secondly, you’re less likely to leave anything behind—which can be increasingly likely and frustrating if you carry more than the average EDCer. But even if you carry a wallet, knife, and pen everyday, you might find they’re not the most comfortable to car
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Review: Acton’s Blink Board is a quirky board with an unpolished remote  As you can already tell, this is an electric skateboard. It’s not my first rodeo on one either, and it won’t be my last. But here’s something I learned the past few days: Acton’s budget-friendly electric skateboard has been the least fulfilling of the electric rolling planks I’ve ridden. Summed up, it’s an electric skateboard with a few quirks. Price as… Read More
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First details of new 13-episode Star Trek series revealed Star Trek is enjoying renewed interest these days as the third rebooted film prepares to hit theaters. CBS has been developing a new Trek TV series to take advantage of the hype, and […]
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Latin America is the World’s Deadliest Region for Environmental Activists More environmentalists were murdered in Latin America in 2015 than anywhere else in the world, according to a report by Global Witness — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Did NASA Still Use Pure Oxygen After the Apollo 1 Fire? From Our Blogs: Vintage Space After pure oxygen killed three astronauts, why didn’t NASA change the Apollo cabin environment?
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Skeletons, coins found in dig of ancient Pompeii shop Italian and French archaeologists have discovered four skeletons and gold coins in the ruins of an ancient shop on the outskirts of Pompeii, officials said Friday.
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The ‘summer of A.I.’ Is here, Vicarious chief says Artificial intelligence is still surrounded by an aura of mystery, and it would be tough to find a better illustration than the story in the news last week about a British grandmother who includes “please” and “thank you” in all her Google searches.”Please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii thank you,” read the search request from May Ashworth that ultimately
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Nano-camera lens reveals the hidden mirror world of molecules Left- or right-handedness can be the difference between a medicine or poison. A camera lens made with nanotechnology may shed light on such mirror image molecules
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Yamaha SR400 Flaneur by Deus Ex Machina An upgraded Yamaha SR400 with power and flair to boot.
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Easy Rider: 15 Surfing Essentials For Summer Quality gear that will get you out in the water and addicted for life.
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George Lucas Is Taking His Museum Away from Chicago After a prolonged battle with San Francisco’s NIMBY empire, George Lucas announced two years ago that he would take his giant filmmaking museum project to the friendlier shores of Chicago. Now, after yet another vicious battle with Chicago’s NIMBYs, he’s abandoning his plans there, too. You’d think he was trying to build the Death Star or something.Read more…
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This wetsuit promises to optimize your buoyancy for $900 Have you ever been swimming laps in a pool when suddenly you thought, I would pay almost $1,000 for the pleasure of a full-body outfit capable of making me slightly more buoyant and aerodynamic? No? Well then this wetsuit isn’t for you, ya dummy! This is the Maverick X, a wetsuit that sounds like the name of a superhero, a car, or a hacker in a Lifetime movie. The Maverick X was made by Roka Sp
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INFOGRAPHIC: The dangerous untold story of e-waste Hello there, My name is Katie Baker & I am an Environment Columnist at Ecogreen IT Recycling. We have been writing some great and informative blogs about E-waste, electronic recycling etc. Please have a look at an interesting Infographic- we have
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So, Uh, Rio’s Doping Lab Just Got Shut Down I’m usually cynical about the chicken-little claims that a given Olympics is going to be a disaster. Biennially, everyone spends the run-up to the games fretting, and then the games go off largely hitchless. (And then the disaster strikes as the mountain of debt.) But Rio de Janeiro sure is doing its damndest to prove the doomsayers right.The World Anti-Doping Agency (which sucks—seriously it suck
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Tessa Silva-Dawson uses milk as substitute for hydrocarbon plastics Graduate shows 2016: Royal College of Art graduate Tessa Silva-Dawson has used cow’s milk to create a natural alternative to plastic from non-renewable sources (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Men less likely to use a condom if woman is attractive, says study – CNET Technically Incorrect: Research out of Britain suggests that the more attractive a woman is, the less inclined straight men are to use protection during sex with her.
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Wada suspends Rio laboratory just weeks before Olympics Rio’s anti-doping Laboratory is suspended by Wada just six weeks before the Brazilian city hosts the Olympic Games.
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Save $15 On Practically Any $75 Order on eBay, Including Gift Cards From now until 5PM PT (8PM ET), eBay is taking $15 off any $75 order (with a few exclusions) when you check out with Paypal and use code CSUMMERFUN2016 at checkout. That includes gift cards (other than eBay gift cards), so there’s really no reason not to take advantage.Note: The section below is just a few top picks, but eBay sells gift cards to hundreds of different retailers. Just head over to t
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The Key to the Smoothest, Easiest Caramel Ever Is Cream of Tartar Caramel is an amazing thing. It’s the Maillard reaction in play, and it turns simple sugar into something complex and delicious. This video from Bon Appetit shows you the secret to making the smoothest, silkiest caramel ever: a dash of cream of tartar.The recipe itself is simple: a cup of sugar, three tablespoons of water, a half cup of heavy cream, four tablespoons of butter, salt, and 1/8th of a
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Why doctors are struggling to treat the gun violence epidemic In the first 176 days of 2016, there have already been 196 mass shootings in America. Just two weeks ago, we witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in US history when a gunman killed 49 people in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Two days after the massacre, the American Medical Association released a statement calling gun violence in America a “public health crisis.” Despite this
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Self-Expanding Curtain Makes Your Shower Feel Like a Spacious Luxury Spa The tiny bathtub shower crammed into your equally tiny apartment probably feels like a claustrophobic nightmare every morning. But the Curvi’s an easy way to make it feel larger, spacious, and almost luxurious—without having to knock down walls or perform any kind of renovation.If you know how to install a new shower curtain without the help of your landlord, you can easily upgrade your bathroom u
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The WAO Bike Stand Keeps Your Bike Upright and Looks Great A good bike is nothing without a companion stand to keep it upright. The WAO Bike Stand, a stylish and minimalist solution to indoor bike parking, is currently live on Kickstarter and definitely warrants some of your time. While there are plenty of indoor bike stands out there, including vertical bike stands and shelves, the WAO Bike Stand’s design and […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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New research paper from Google reveals what the company fears most about AI It’s hard to think of a company more infatuated with AI than Google. With multi-billion dollar investments in deep learning startups like DeepMind, and responsible for some of the biggest advances involving neural networks, Google is the greatest cheerleader artificial intelligence could possibly hope for. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things about AI that scare the search giant. Related: Goo
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Snoppa Go is a handheld stabilizer that directly controls a GoPro GoPro may be having a difficult time selling hardware, but over on Kickstarter, GoPro accessories are still all the rage. Snoppa Go is the latest GoPro stabilizer to show up on the crowdfunding platform, and it just surged past its $20,000 fundraising goal. Snoppa claims the Go is the world’s first handheld stabilizer that offers direct control of a GoPro camera. By now, so many action camera stab
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Roland Emmerich’s Next Space Action Movie Is Already on the Way Roland Emmerich’s latest film hasn’t even been in theaters a day and he’s already got a follow-up. It’s not a third Independence Day film, though; it’s called Moonfall.Read more…
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Fender wraps Blues Junior amp in a whiskey barrel Blues music and whiskey go together like guitars and amps. Some of the best tunes to come out of post-war Chicago have the golden nectar flowing through their veins. If your stage presence needs some smoky authenticity to go with your smokin’ licks, Fender has announced a limited release of its Blues Junior combo amp that’s encased in reclaimed bourbon barrels. .. Continue Reading Fender wraps
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Bernie Sanders: Clinton Voter Sen. Bernie Sanders will vote for Hillary Clinton, he says. He still hasn’t conceded, though, that he’s actually lost the nomination yet. Way to sell out to Wall Street, Bernie! From Politico: “Yes,” the Vermont senator said when asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” whether he would vote for the former secretary of state this fall. “I think the issue right here is, I’m gonna d
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Movie Review: Independence Day: Resurgence: New at Reason It’s hard to say what’s worse about this movie: its shoddiness, which is abundant, or its cynicism, which is no real surprise in a “sequel” slapped together 20 years after the picture whose enduring popularity it seeks to exploit. Hard to say, and hard to sit through. Problem number one with Independence Day: Resurgence is Will Smith. He’s not here. Smith’s fighter pilot Steven Hiller w
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Piracy Phishing Scam Targets US ISPs and Subscribers According to a report on TorrentFreak, an elaborate piracy phishing operating is tageting US ISPs and subscribers. Scammers are reportedly masquerading as anti-piracy company IP-Echelon and rightholders such as Lionsgate to send fake DMCA notices and settlement demands to ISPs. From the report:TorrentFreak was alerted to a takedown notice Lionsgate purportedly sent to a Cox subscriber, for alleged
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Researchers steal data from a PC by controllng the noise from the fans Even the noise from your PC’s fans could be used to steal the data inside. Researchers in Israel have found a way to do just that by hijacking the fans and manipulating the sounds they create.The research from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev shows how data could be stolen from “air-gapped” computers, which are not connected to the Internet.These air-gapped computers are isolated and often use
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G-SHOCK G-LIDE Marble Casio’s latest G-SHOCK uses a production process that creates a unique pattern for each watch. Features include water and shock resistance, temperature, tide, moon graph, world time, and more. Exclusively at Zumiez and G-SHOCK NYC Soho July ’16 for $160. More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Shinola Muhammad Ali Center WatchCasio WSD-F10 Smart WatchEDC Gift Guide for GuysAnalog Watch Co. Classi
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These After Sun Soothers Will Ease Your Pain Are you feeling the burn? These after sun remedies will calm and cool your skin. The post These After Sun Soothers Will Ease Your Pain appeared first on The Manual.
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NextEV Announces Further Investment in the State of California PRESS RELEASE: SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 24, 2016– NextEV announced that it is investing in jobs in the state of California. On Thursday, June 16, 2016, a state board approved a $10 million tax credit for NextEV over the next four years. The California Competes Tax Credit program is to attract and grow business in California. “We are building a team in San Jose and San Francisco and
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Apple drives wearables to $6 billion in first quarter sales Wearables continue to display strong growth in the first quarter of the year, reaching $6 billion in revenue on a 133 percent yearly growth. The main factor for pushing wearables passed the $6 billion mark is the Apple Watch, which is already the most successful smartwatch on the market, despite being less than a year old. See Also: Ericsson sees a wearable future that’s easy to swallow Value pe
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Restaurant owner fired his son for insulting customer’s weight It’s not always easy to fire family. But it’s easier when that family is leaving insults on customers’ receipts. At the All Stars Bar & Grill in Warwick, Rhode Island, customer Dillon Arnold was on the patio as he got his bill, when he noticed that the waiter had entered in his name as “Fatty” on the receipt.  SEE ALSO: Restaurant customer accidentally stiffs on tip, mails it to ser
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New doubts on Zika as cause of microcephaly Brazil’s microcephaly epidemic continues to pose a mystery — if Zika is the culprit, why are there no similar epidemics in other countries also hit hard by the virus? In Brazil, the microcephaly rate soared with more than 1,500 confirmed cases. But in Colombia, a recent study of nearly 12,000 pregnant women infected with Zika found zero microcephaly cases. If Zika is to blame for microcephaly, wh
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Lawyers Are Too Damn Expensive, and These Legal Hackers Want to Fix That Christien Levien believes the easiest way to improve access to justice—which is a pressing issue in Canada and other countries, where plenty of people can’t afford to hire a lawyer when they need one—is putting a “lawyer in your pocket” through an app that will give you basic legal information. That’s the idea behind Legalswipe, a free app designed to inform people of their legal rights as they re
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‘Anti-Immigrant’ Border Fences Are a Major Threat to Wildlife More than 1.2 million people sought asylum in European countries last year, and in response to one of the largest human migrations the EU has ever seen, hundreds of miles of border fences have been constructed since 2015 to keep refugees out.Soon, Europe will contain more border walls than it did during the Cold War. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, European countries have spent approximately $5
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Butter Coffee: Nutritional Panacea Or Just Another Food Science Fad? If you’ve spent any time around health nuts or fitness fanatics, there’s a chance you’ve heard about the merits of butter coffee. The drink, made from mixing butter and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil with coffee, is touted by popularizer Dave Asprey as a “biohack” that can give consumers the “clarity and energy to rip it up for hours.”Asprey, a Silicon Valley veteran who aspires to
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Hot Deal: PlayStation Network Card for 19% off, PS Plus for $40 Hot Deal: PlayStation Network Card for 19% off, PS Plus for $40 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Today eBay has gone all out on the PlayStation discounts… Well, to be honest it’s not just PlayStation, there are a ton of discounts to make with a new $15 off $75+ coupon code. With PlayStation Store gift cards rarely ever going on sale, it’s particularly notable. Now when you buy a PlayStat
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Watermelon Snow, A DIY Phantom Limb, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week Science Plus a look inside the capsule that could take us to Mars Our favorite images from this week’s science and tech news.
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The Tablecraft Twist ‘n Shot Cups will make parties drunk faster If you’ve ever attended a college party, you know the joys of Jello shots. They’re tricky, slippery, and taste dangerously delicious. There’s an awkward aspect of getting the Jello out of the cup though, as not getting the whole shot out in one go has you attempting to get the rest out as gracefully as possible, which never has and never will happen. If you like to keep it classy at your party wh
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#Londependence: Tens of thousands call for capital to be made an independent state, join EU More than 75,000 people have signed a petition to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan calling on him to declare the capital city an independent state and apply for EU membership. Read Full Article at RT.com
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DARPA program seeks ‘rugged drugs’ that don’t expire Much like the food in your fridge and the cleaning supplies in your closet, the drugs — both over the counter and prescription — in your medicine cabinet have an expiration date. While that expiration date isn’t a hard and fast rule in most cases, at least according to past research on the matter, it does mark a time when … Continue reading
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Ancient Insects Had Some Pretty Funky Camo A lacewing larva trapped in amber (left) and an artist’s reconstruction (right). (Image: Bo Wang, Nanjing)New evidence shows that insects were using camouflage to hide from their predators as many as 100 million years ago—and wow did these ancient bugs ever employ some strange forms of deception. During the Cretaceous period, insects were already using a panoply of tricks to evade their predators,
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Can the smartphone cure Zika?  The smartphone has become the digital Swiss Army Knife of modern life. Beyond making phone calls, it takes pictures and videos, facilitates purchases, connects us to our social networks, helps us navigate around town and runs applications for almost any imaginable purpose — including one you couldn’t imagine. Read More
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These Workouts Will Help You Stay Fit After the Apocalypse “Unfortunately, when chaos erupts, you won’t be able to access your local gym or counsel with a personal trainer,” writes Jesse at Fallout Fitness. He’s created a minimal-equipment routine that puts a post-apocalyptic spin on the always handy bodyweight workout.http://vitals.lifehacker.com/everything-you…The workouts include moves ranging from easy to hard, and they’re divided into a five-day sp
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China-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has funded first four projects for $509 million The board of China-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved $509 million in investments for its first four projects on Friday.Three of the four projects are co-financed with the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.The projects, announced previously, are power g
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Life’s lessons from children in crisis | Alexander Strauss | TEDxTUHH Alexander Strauss recollects his experiences of interacting, as a clown, with kids from leukemia wards of hospitals to war-torn regions in the middle east. He talks about how these interactions have taught him about setting priorities, communicating across cultures and borders and most importantly, the importance of hope in their lives. Alexander Strauss studied Arabic and African studies at the U
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Two New Normals: Reframing Ideas About Mental Health | Megan Koehnen | TEDxUChicago Through an exploration of what “normality” means, Megan shows how we can redefine our understanding of mental disorders and what it means to have one. Megan Koehnen is a fourth year in the College at The University of Chicago, studying Psychology and Biological Sciences with a specialization in Neuroscience. Since 2014, Megan has been doing work on a clinical trial of a preventative depr
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How We Measure What We Can’t See? | Steven Goldfarb 360º | TEDxOPorto What do we know now about our universe? How did we get that knowledge? What are the enigmas that remain and how are we trying to solve them? In particle physics, our eternal enigma is a black box that Heisenberg tells us we can never enter. However, we can measure what goes in and what comes out of the box. On the farthest end of the spectrum, Steven shows how the universe is, in fact, like a glas
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The Five Habits of Effective Global Citizens | Laura Asiala | TEDxTraverseCity The most profound learning experiences can come through service to others. In her talk, “The Five Habits of Effective Global Citizens,” Laura Asiala gleans from such experiences the practices of individuals and companies, working in communities at home and abroad, to address the most challenging problems of our time. Laura Asiala is passionate about the power of business to solve-or help solv
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Empowering access to education in the age of globalization | Aaron Friedland | TEDxDTU Mr. Aaron Friedland on “Empowering access to education in the age of globalization” “Currently 26.3 Million children do not attend school due to distance issues. There is extensive disparity between technology used by the villagers and the technology in classrooms. I have realized that experiential learning is crucial. Applying theoretical concepts to real life makes a huge difference.” Founder an
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The smell of music | Amsterdam Funk Orchestra | TEDxDelft Bonding with the audience for 15 minutes, they went about their orchestrated music mechanics in an overwhelming fashion and were spot on in making their challenge a difficult task. With a strong theme, they went all the way from making us smell the flavors of their music recipe of the day – The Funky Sandwich – and even managed to squeeze in a nod to James Brown. Since 2014, Amsterdam Funk Orchest
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Μind Games “Atravel in mind” by Amazing Dio | AMAZING DIO | TEDxUniversityofPiraeus Amazing Dio is bewitching us with his mind games! Combining his knowledge of psychology, the study of human behavior, memory and body language along with the art of disorientation Amazing Dio will take you to a world of mystery. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedxFrom: TEDx Talks
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Who says I cant | Jothy Rosenberg | TEDxIHEParis Jothy has a theory about disproportionate percentage of those with a physical disability exceed all reasonable expectations for their ability to thrive and succeed at all aspects of life and i believe talking about it will motivate those with a disability, sensitize those that don’t, and prepare those that some day will. Jothy Rosenberg has a PhD in computer science from Duke University which he u
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Can an energy “Network of Things” defeat grid instability? Energy management firm Blue Pillar’s latest update to its Aurora platform, which connects businesses to a single energy system, may help secure energy access to allow them to avoid power outages — while also boosting energy efficiency. Aurora – billed by the firm as an “energy network of things” now has end-to-end encryption and logs records for business to react to threats before they occur. Blu
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The most powerful variant of the world’s most reliable rocket just launched United Launch Alliance An Atlas V rocket launched Friday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. 15 more images in gallery The Atlas V rocket is not the world’s most powerful rocket, but it can credibly claim to be the most reliable. Before Friday morning, it had flown 62 times into space, completing its primary mission each time. That 100 percent mission succes
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32 Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed up Your Workflow in Any Browser Browsing faster is not an elusive goal nor does it need drastic changes to your workflow. Adopting a few simple new habits should do the trick. Using keyboard shortcuts more often is one of them. Let’s introduce you to a few that will help you finish various browser related tasks — manage tabs, search text, open websites, delete history — faster. Linux and macOS Users, Please Note… If you’re on a
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I tried out being a space trucker in a Dream Chaser mini-shuttle The Sierra Nevada Corporation is building a space plane to haul cargo and trash from the ISS, so Lisa Grossman took its simulator for a spin
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KP Cykler has created the ultimate bike for urban commuting A human on a bicycle is still the most energy efficient way for a man to travel. It is even more energy efficient than a salmon in the sea or a condor in the sky. But this efficiency can be brought to a stop by as little as a piece of glass on the road or the lack of maintenance causing bearings and cables to dysfunction. This is exactly the reason why KP Cykler has come out with their Perfect Urb
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You deserve this funny video on a crummy day The past couple weeks haven’t been the best. But it’s Friday afternoon. The weekend is so close, but here you are, still at your desk. You deserve happiness as much as anybody else. So, I have a video for you. It’s short. It’s sweet. It repeats the oddly comforting sound of a NYC subway train leaving the station. I hope it brings you joy. And if it doesn’t — and if you are of legal drinking age —
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It’s Your Fault For Ordering a Cocktail That’s Both Frozen and On Fire Ha! I trapped the drink you ordered in a weird ice sphere. Bet you weren’t expecting that. Don’t even try melting it with your tongue or some shit, because I also lit the glass on fire. You’re going to wait for this lackluster drink to become consumable (not counting the 2.5 hours you waited for bespoke frozen water). And I’m going to wait and delight in your eventual disappointment. Let’s not min
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RZA’s next album will be a masterpiece of old-school Atari remixes Rapper/producer RZA, Wu-Tang Clan founder and king of awesome, has announced his latest rad escapade today: A partnership with classic gamemaker Atari, which will manifest as a videogame-themed album. The new album will be produced by the RZArector himself — a psuedonym that becomes even more compelling given that Atari filed for bankruptcy in 2013, and has since put most of its energy into licens
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Google offers VR solution for those who are barred from marching in gay pride parades The magic of technology has made it possible for us to not only be in two (or more) places at once, but to do so from the comfort of our homes. And now, that magic is being applied to gay pride parades around the world. Meet #Prideforeveryone, a montage of pride parades encompassing the LGBT community in 25 countries across the world that you can access on YouTube 360 and Google Cardboard by way o
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Brilliant VR startup leverages the ‘memory palace’ technique to boost learning speed Virtual reality has a plethora of use-cases, but one of the most potentially transformative will be the ability to use it as an educational tool. That’s exactly what a new Kickstarter project called Macunx VR — launched by Dr Aaron Ralby, CEO of U.K. startup Linguisticator — aims to do. But Macunx hopes to go way beyond simply offering students a VR system that can provide them with a bit of light
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Should Microsoft release a successor to Surface 3? Microsoft will stop manufacturing Surface 3 by the end of the year, which raises a big question: Will there be a Surface 4?The company has declined to say whether a Surface 4 will ever be released. But Microsoft says it saw strong demand for the Surface 3 tablet PC, so releasing a successor seems like a no-brainer.But the PC market is challenged. Upgrades have slowed down to every five or six ye
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Combo therapy may slow down Alzheimer’s disease Researchers propose a novel combination therapy consisting of an agent for chelating redox-active metals (Fe2+) and an antioxidant to reduce damage caused by residual oxygen free radicals, in addition to resveratrol, a modulator of AMPK and sirtuin pathways (nuclear transcription). The addition of resveratrol may have the capacity to increase activity of the NAD+- dependant deacetylases such as si
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Wow, This Credit Card Skimmer Is Sneaky ATM skimmers are so successful is because they’re nearly impossible to catch. They’re cheap and easy to make and just slide onto anything you might use to swipe a card, stealing your information in the process. They’re also part of the reason you have to use that annoying chip card that takes forever to process.http://gizmodo.com/i-got-skimmed-…But check out this skimmer found by security resear
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Fancy footwear lets amputees get their game on When Gyorgy (George) Levay lost both hands to a meningitis infection five years ago, many people might have assumed that his gaming days were over. That’s far from being the case, however. Working with two other Johns Hopkins University grad students, he’s developed a prototype system that lets upper-body amputees control games using their feet. It recently won the grand prize in the 2016 Intel
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Apple’s differential privacy algorithm will require you to opt-in The brief mention of differential privacy at WWDC earlier this month seemed to be in line with Apple’s image. When senior VP of software engineering Craig Federighi talked about the ways in which the company would continue to prioritize user privacy, he indicated that the use of the privacy technique would improve Apple’s predictive services while keeping user identities safe. According to a Recod
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Beach replenishment helps protect against storm erosion during El Niño A team of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego compared sand levels on several San Diego beaches during the last seven winters. The El Niños of winter 2009-10 and 2015-16 were the two most erosive. Three San Diego County beaches that received imported sand in 2012 were about 10 meters (33 feet) wider, and one to two meters (three to six feet)
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Colorful Mosaic Tiles Brighten Renovated 387-Square-Foot Flat in Spain The humble material takes center stage in this revamp Mosaic tile is a versatile surfacing material, able to withstand the kinds of spills, impacts, and other domestic troubles that are part of daily life at home. That may be why it was the preferred material for Madrid firm Zooco Estudio, which revamped a 36-square-meter (about 387-square-foot) flat using thousands of mosaic glass tiles, color-c
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Competitions: Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2016 Registration Deadline: Oct 20, 2016; Submission Deadline Oct 20, 2016 [Theme] “Diverse Architecture”[Prizes]The First Prize (1Award): ¥2,000,000 and Certificate of Merit The Second Prize (1Award): ¥500,000 and Certificate of Merit The Third Prize (3Award): ¥100,000 and Certificate of Merit Commendations (2Award): Certificates of Merit and prize gift[Eligibility of entry]1.International Entries
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Event: The Floating Cinema Event Date: Aug 19, 2016 – Aug 21, 2016; Event City: London, GB A London Summer, though wet currently, is one that is full of laughter, unique ideas and can capture the true culture which surrounds the eager ideas-factory of its young people. Not too many things combine all these into one event. Canal; meet pop-up cinema. I think you’ll get along quite nicely.“UP Projects created The Floating Cine
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Event: Orbit Slide Event Date: Jun 24, 2016 – Aug 31, 2016; Event City: London, GB Much anticipated is the opening of Anish Kapoor’s towering 114.5-metre-high sculpture, not as the entertaining landmark of the Olympic park, but as the helter-skelter that its form so playful had always suggested. The first lucky participants were able to ride the exhilaratingly long slide last week, and it is now open to the public.T
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Event: Design in the Age of Efficiency Event Date: Jun 27, 2016; Event City: New York, NY, US With recent legislation, new construction and major renovations of New York City-owned buildings now have to meet some of the highest efficiency standards in the nation. Local Laws 31 and 32 of 2016 amend the city’s current sustainability requirements and introduce new measures that will make municipal buildings some of the most efficient in t
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Tesla signs $9 billion agreement to build factory in China, report says Tesla Motors has reportedly signed a non-binding agreement with Chinese government-owned company Jinqiao Group to construct a Tesla production plant in the city of Shanghai. All told, the investment could cost $9 billion, a person close to the matter told Bloomberg. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says the Tesla Model S ‘floats well enough’ to double as a boat This report comes six months after company CEO E
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A metalens will be able to tell whether a molecular has left or right chirality One way to identify molecules with mirror versions – a property known as chirality – is to look at how they scatter light waves. The handedness is imprinted on the direction the waves vibrate, or their polarisation. But current techniques for measuring polarisation involve using multiple lenses and other optical elements like beam-splitters and filters, which can degrade the image quality.Now Reza
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Apple Won’t Collect Your Data For Its AI Services Unless You Let It Apple doesn’t like collecting your data. This is one of iPhone maker’s biggest selling points. But this approach has arguably acted as a major roadblock for Apple in its AI and bots efforts. With iOS 10, the latest version of company’s mobile operating system, Apple announced that it will begin collecting a range of new information as it seeks to make Siri and iPhone as well as other apps and serv
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A 3D-Printing Soap Suds Pen Takes Bubble Baths to the Next Level Replacing desktop 3D printers with hand-held 3D-printing pens never quite lived up to the promise of letting users turn sketches into real-life objects. And that’s partly because 3D-printing pens aren’t as forgiving as this 3D Foam Pen that swaps melted plastic for soap suds.The $42 foam pen is also much safer than 3D-printing pens which have to heat up in order to melt the plastic they extrude. R
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Got milk? Keep it away from LED lights As great as it may be for you, there are plenty of things milk just doesn’t really go with. Cereal? Awesome. Fish? Probably not. And now, you can add LED lights to milk’s hit list. According to researchers from Cornell University’s Department of Food Science, exposing milk to LED lights “for even a few hours degrades the perceived quality of milk more so than the microbial content that naturally a
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Floating Shelf That Doubles As A Charging Station Tiny spaces need some practical and functional solutions that look good at the same time. Today we’ll have a look at the piece can be useful for a small bedroom or entryway. The Floating Shelf, from Spanish design studio Oitenta, is quite simple but it packs a mean punch. This minimalistic and functional wall hanging shelf is designed specifically to be attached over wall switches to hide them and
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MA’s Concrete At ABC Stone, we are constantly searching the world for the most unique offerings to present to our venerable clientele. It is now our great privilege to announce that we have been chosen as the exclusive North American distributor of MA’s, an ultra-thin decorative concrete widely used in Europe for more than 25 years but never before available in the United States. MA’s is a bespoke product, gui
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One Airport Square One Airport Square is a nine-storey building for offices, plus a ground floor designed for commercial activities, for a total of about 17,000 square meters. Aesthetic elements and architectural design are inspired by the traditional local art and by the from the bark of the palm trees typical of that area, closely linked to environmental strategies to provide a viable solution to climate problems
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Seven Light Fixtures That Look at History With a Contemporary Eye For product design to move forward, sometimes it has to look backward. That’s the logic Italian lighting brand Karman applied to its latest collection, which references historical, traditional and archetypal objects and ornament with modern twists. NotreDame NotreDame is named for the famous cathedral for good reason: Its lace-doily pattern, rendered in resin and marble dust, is modeled after ros
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Shadow Poetry: Daku’s Lyrical Façade Proves That “Time Changes Everything” Known to some as the Banksy of India, street artist Daku (Hindi for “bandit”) has often taken a critical stance on controversial contemporary issues with his work. His latest text-based installation, titled Time Changes Everything, prompts reflection rather than agitation. Mounted perpendicularly to the façade of a white building in Delhi’s Lodhi Colony, letters cast shadows of words upon the sur
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Casa dos Caseiros “Casa dos Caseiros” was first created to answer a private order for a social interest dwelling project to be built numerously throughout some cities in Rio de Janeiro state. Unfortunately after some time of development the project had to be canceled by the contractor. Originally it was designed using steel frame as structural system, after cancelation we have updated the whole project to use stru
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Does Brexit warn of a Trump victory? A country that is confident in its sensible centrism goes to the polls. The hard right-wing result defies pollsters. The country wakes up to recriminations, fear, regrets on the part of protest voters, and the absolute certainty that we can’t even begin to predict electoral outcomes anymore.  Are we talking about Britain in June 2016, or the U.S. in November 2016? SEE ALSO: Donald Trump’s first t
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The LA Gas Leak Was So Bad You Could See It From Space EO-1 Satellite image of the Aliso Canyon gas leak on January 1st. Image: NASAThe natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon earlier this year was already one of the worst environmental disasters in US history. Several months later, however, it has now gained the additional distinction of being the first industrial methane point-source visible from outer space.That is according to a study published this week
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Geek Toys : Steam Park Full steam ahead! Build rides and stands, attract new riders, and advertise, but you’ve got just 6 turns in which to do it all, so you’d better build that Steam Park on the double! $54.99
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Geek Toys : Desert Oasis Double Bubble Terrarium Grow your own hallucination. The Desert Oasis Double Bubble Terrarium is easy to set up and includes everything you need except water. There’s an Aloe seed packet and a Wild west cactus mix seed packet that includes at least 15 types of cacti for your enjoyment. $19.99
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Electronics & Gadgets : iFixit Smartphone Repair Kit – Screen Replacement Made Easy Home remedy. Now, the iFixit Smartphone Repair Kit is device agnostic. It doesn’t include your new screen, ’cause we don’t know what phone you have. We’ll give you all the tools; we figure you can handle that much on your own. $17.99
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Tools : Glow-In-The-Dark Telescoping S’Mores Sticks S’More Technology for S’Mores Bring some technological advances to the campfire or backyard bonfire. With extendable, glow-in-the-dark s’mores sticks, you can have your s’mores and eat them too! $14.99
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Tools : Knight – High-Powered EDC Flashlight Defender of the light Pick up this Knight – High-Powered EDC Flashlight, the brightest ever single battery light from FOURSEVENS, which produces 450 lumens from a single CR123A battery. $74.99
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Tools : GAME OVER Bug Zaper Zap! Bye Bye Buggies! Show annoying insects the Game Over Screen with this electrified bug zapper racquet. Kills bugs instantly without the use of harmful sprays. $9.99
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Tools : Navi Smart NS1 – App-Enabled Keychain Flashlight A flashlight and a tracker Attach the Navi Smart NS1 – App-Enabled Keychain Flashlight to your keychain, your jacket, your backpack, and never accidentally leave that item behind again. Plus, you’ll have light when you need it. Bonus. $28.99
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Roll With It – The Trakkadu Campervan Over the course of decades, family-owned motorhome company Trakka has mastered the art of luxurious practicality. The primary thrust behind their momentum is an ability to completely re-imagine old campers by sprucing them up with a bounty of features, which in turn inspires endless usability, adventure and loyalty among their customers. The latest masterpiece to emerge from the Trakka workshop […
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TKWA restores 1940s Frank Lloyd Wright home in Wisconsin Milwaukee firm The Kubala Washatko Architects has renovated a Frank Lloyd Wright house near the city, adding a pool house that was informed by the home’s original site plan (+ slideshow). (more…)
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GM to spend $1 billion on self-driving tech center in Detroit It’s not all happening in Silicon Valley. General Motors has created a new team dedicated to autonomous cars at its Warren Tech Center, based in Detroit. There are already several hundred employees working on the development of its self-driving system, alongside test drivers already active in San Francisco. “We’ve got several hundred people in this space right now … expanding to several hundred p
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Tweetbot Adds Timeline Filters to Give Your Full Control Over Your Twitter Feed iOS: Tweetbot got an update today with a new feature called timeline filters. It allows you set up filters of specific content to really tailor your feed to your needs.At a glance, filters might seem a bit baffling, but once you use them, they’re actually pretty great. You can set up some basic filters that dynamically sort tweets based on type, like media, links, hashtags, quotes, and more. This
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‘Ergo Kid’ chairs, tables developed for comfort of students A researcher has developed an adjustable tables where the front portion can be tilted for easy reading and writing in order to minimize the ergonomic health risks among school children.
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Arbor Groundswell Skateboards Combining old school craftsmanship with a strong devotion to the environment, Arbor Groundswell Skateboards bring the sea to dry land with a series of green boards. Handmade from seven plies…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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The Physicist Who Might Have Discovered a New Building Block of Matter Suchitra Sebastian on the potential discovery of a new building block of matter, better ways to find superconductors, and her circuitous path to becoming a world-class physicist. The post The Physicist Who Might Have Discovered a New Building Block of Matter appeared first on WIRED.
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Study on a novel fault diagnosis method of rolling bearing in motor It is important to diagnose the faults of rolling bearings, because they may lead to the failure of motors, and even entire system-wide problems and failures. In order to diagnose the early faults of bearings, a novel method for early diagnosis of rolling bearing faults based on resonance-based sparse signal decomposition and principal component analysis is proposed in the present paper.
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US Customs Wants to See Foreigners’ Dumb Tweets and Embarrassing Snaps Image: My bad tweetIf you’re a foreigner traveling into or out of the United States, US Customs and Border Protection wants to see your social media accounts. If my Twitter account is any indication, they are in for a dumb, boring time.The Hill reports that the agency has put forth a new proposal that would target travelers without visas. Upon arriving at or departing from the border, people would
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Parents, especially fathers, play key role in young adults’ health Parents, and especially fathers, play a vital role in developing healthy behaviors in young adults and helping to prevent obesity in their children. When it came to predicting whether a young male will become overweight or obese, the mother-son relationship mattered far less than the relationship between father and son.
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Chaining up to move a hefty meal Researchers have documented the first known instance of insects moving prey by forming chains. In 2010, ant researchers spotted chains of bluish ants dragging a huge millipede in Phnom Kulen National Park, Cambodia. Each ant bit on a constriction on the abdomen of the ant ahead of it, while the first ant bit tight on the millipede’s antenna. Walking backwards, the ants heaved the millipede away.
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After a great deal of practice, baby goats successfully jump on couch Practice truly does make perfect. After some serious trials and tribulations, these two baby goats — Wilma and Lentil — finally learned how to jump onto a couch. Though there were several nasty falls and, at times, the feat seemed impossible, these two goofy goats never gave up. Way to goat, guys. ‘It’s Always Sunny’ outside of the confines of the European Union Dad pulls out daughter’s loo
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World’s Quietest Window Air Conditioner is whisper quiet What used to be considered as a luxury can be said to a necessity in this day and age – and I am referring to the air conditioner. After all, there are those nights when it is simply way too hot, where even the ceiling fan turned on at full speed with all of the windows opened are simply not good enough. With so many different kinds of air conditioner models in the market, just which particular mo
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Following a period of turmoil, Wikimedia Foundation appoints new director Earlier today, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announced that the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees has appointed Katherine Maher as its new executive director. Maher formerly served as communications officer for Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that governs the massive online encyclopedia. She became interim director in March following a period of turmoil during which a board member
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Governor of Kirov Region detained while receiving €400k bribe – Investigative Committee The governor of the Kirov Region has been caught “red-handed” while receiving a bribe of €400,000 ($446,000). According to investigators, he was getting the money from a company associated with the criminal case of anti-corruption activist Aleksey Navalny. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hawaii becomes first state to put gun owners in FBI database The governor of Hawaii, David Ige, signed a bill that makes his state the first in the nation to register gun owners in a federal database. The system will automatically notify police if a resident of the island is arrested. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Asians in US make up most rapidly-increasing racial group, whites slowest The number of Asians in the US is rising at a greater rate than all other racial groups, based on the latest US Census data. International migration accounted for most of the Asian population growth. Whites showed the slowest gains. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Concrete Beachfront Chapel Appears to Float at High Tide Tranquil and soothing It’s been a long week, and all we want is a chance to take a breather—which is why this peaceful chapel on the beaches of Beidaihe (a popular resort district 177 miles east of Beijing) looks so soothing. Built by Vector Architects—who seem to have a thing about plopping concrete structures on the beach—the Seashore Chapel sits on columns right at the edge of the shoreline, a
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The Mill’s shapeshifting Blackbird can mimic any car Securing exotic, high-performance vehicles for a video shoot can be an expensive and arduous ordeal. Between dealing with availability of the vehicle, location, and filming, setting up the perfect shot for movies or commercials is extremely difficult. With the Blackbird, The Mill has made it possible to shoot automotive content without needing a specific vehicle. The Blackbird is the world’s first
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Turning sewage sludge into concrete Dried sewage sludge could be recycled by adding it to cement to make concrete, report researchers in Malaysia. Disposing sludge left over from treating sewage water is a major challenge for wastewater plants in Malaysia, and as the population climbs, the problem is only expected to worsen.
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How Much To Access Government Data On Immigration? Only $173,775 “There is no case law around an issue like this.”<divdata-href=”http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-much-to-access-government-data-on-immigration-only-173775/”class=”tease-podcast js-link podcast-shortcode -horizontal post-118679 fte_features type-fte_features status-publish has-post-thumbnail hentry tag-commerce-department tag-fivethirtyeight-podcasts tag-immigration tag-wha
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Make Your Own Tiny FM Spy Transmitter Ever wanted to act out your childhood dreams of being a spy? Make has a guide for building your own audio bugging device, which broadcasts an extremely low powered FM signal about 160 feet.The basic project here requires messing around with a soldering iron, building a circuit, and then tweaking all kinds of things. The end result’s a tiny little transmitter that’ll pick up sound and broadcast it
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Portable Suitcase Picnic Table This lightweight and portable wooden picnic table has built-in seating for four and compactly folds up into a suitcase for space-saving storage and easy transport.Click Here For Complete Details
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Inga Saffron calls BIG’s new Navy Yard building “mesmerizing”, “reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture” A spec office is not how a superstar usually makes a debut. […] Ingels hasn’t reinvented the form with 1200 Intrepid, but he does manage to inject it with an impressive level of pizzazz, imagination, and even refinement. […] The optical effects are mesmerizing. If you stand at the corner and look across the breadth of the facade, the front wall appears to be tumbling to the ground like a colla
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The Importance of Off-screen Sound (PG-13: Language) “Sounds shape what you see and what you think you see.” In film, sound has a unique variant: the ones made by unseen objects or beings. RocketJump Film School points out the various ways that off-screen sound can be used to paint a picture. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Designing DialogueLotR: How Music Elevates the StoryJurassic Park: Finding the Lost WorldBirdm
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Griffin rolls out their toughest power bank yet With many of us sporting more than a single smartphone these days, it goes without saying that there are way too many different kinds of chargers to choose from. However, this does not mean that you need to throw up your hands in the air in despair before you travel as you pack, since there are always solutions for emergencies. Griffin Technology is one of them, having come up with award-winning a
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Satechi Multi-Port USB Charging Station juices up half a dozen devices at once In any household these days, there are many different kinds of devices under a single roof, even if it is just the two of you – or heck, a single living there. This means that at the end of the day, many of the power outlets would be fully plugged for the simple fact that these smartphones and tablets will need to be juiced up in order to be ready for yet another full day of action. Thankfully, ma
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Google is building a live support app with screen casting for Nexus phones Looks like Google wants to help people with their new Nexus phones as much as possible. A report from Android Police suggests Google is working on a live support app for the Nexus series that will use screen sharing. The app is called “Google Support,” and it’s basically aimed at quickly and easily getting people help with their phones, something that could seriously be sped up with screen sharing
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Boston Dynamics serves up nightmare fuel with its “dancing” SpotMini robot Boston Dynamics — the intriguing robotics company that was bought, financed, then put up for sale by Google in the space of just two years — just published what is perhaps its creepiest robot-testing video to date. Posted with the purpose of showing off its new SpotMini robot, the video not only introduces the new rig but also treats viewers to a few of its features and skills (i.e., picking up a
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Incase’s sleek lens cases keeps all that glass in perfect shape Your prized lenses need all the protection they can get.Photo: IncaseIf you travel with a couple of lenses then you probably should invest in some solid protective measures for all that fragile glass. Incase’s new Lens Cases are perfect for anyone with mirrorless camera kits who want to protect their gear while still traveling light. The cases come in four sizes and feature weather-resistant const
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Chrome flaw lets users download movies from services like Netflix Security researchers David Livshits from the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University and Alexandra Mikityuk of Telekom Innovation Laboratories have uncovered a flaw in Google’s Chrome web browser that could allow users to save illegal copies of movies streamed from services like Netflix and Amazon’s Prime Video. …
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Making your phone battery last all day (without using a power bank) Our phones are always with us, and they’re our only tool for doing most things anymore: getting in touch with someone, finding an address or phone number, navigating somewhere, taking a picture, and all that fun stuff. As such, a low or dead phone battery is harrowing. We’ll keep the phone on a charger when possible, but getting through a … Continue reading
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Today’s Best Deals: Anker PowerCore 1300, $10 Kitchen Scale, Apple Laptop, and More A solid portable charger, stainless steel kitchen scale, and a deal on the current-gen Apple laptop lead off Friday’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, and don’t forget to sign up for o
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Make Teaching Complex Board Games Easier by Setting Up Examples Beforehand When you’re trying to get someone into a complicated board game you like, going over the rules and making them stick is the most difficult part. A little preparation can save you some time and a headache.If you’re sick of playing Apples to Apples and Code Names at game nights, and tired of keeping your more complex games sitting on a shelf, Sax Carr at Geek and Sundry has a few tips to make teachi
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What Apple is doing to help small developers benefit from App Store search ads Since Apple announced plans to place app-install ads at the top of search results in its App Store, many have wondered how the program will impact independent developers with smaller marketing budgets. Some, including The Loop’s Dave Mark and Mac developer Michael Tsai, have even speculated that the change could be detrimental to indie app makers. However, Apple tells us it that it has worked har
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Eva Solo Self-Contained Grating Bucket A bucket-shaped stainless steel kitchen grater that keeps the gratings of cheese, vegetables, and more self-contained inside on the bottom instead of all over your countertop.Click Here For Complete Details
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Visual cloud computing methods could help first responders in disaster scenarios Visual data created by numerous security cameras, personal mobile devices and aerial video provide useful data for first responders and law enforcement. That data can be critical in terms of knowing where to send emergency personnel and resources, tracking suspects in man-made disasters, or detecting hazardous materials. Recently, a group of computer science researchers developed a visual cloud co
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Experts off guidance on medical marijuana for pain Marijuana often is used to self treat chronic pain and, with 24 states legalizing medical use of the herb, experts have published guidance for physicians caring for patients who use cannabis. The paper also identified opportunities for future research required to better understand the health effects of cannabinoids.
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Use of non-fit messaging may improve patient choices When it comes to helping patients make the best choices for themselves, sometimes you have to challenge their usual way of dealing with the world, according to new research.
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The Air Above sculpture frames nature’s beauty from all sides The Air Above is a new project by environmental designer Michael Pecirno that explores how public sculpture can find form and purpose entirely from its context. Situated behind a short fence, on a rolling grassy opening underneath three towering maple trees
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JBL’s Charge 3 waterproof speakers are big on battery and bass  I do the same thing every time I get a waterproof device – I take it home, fill up the sink and dunk it. It’s a strangely cathartic, a sort of gadget baptism, and nicely refreshing for someone who spends so much of his time cautiously handling expensive hardware devices. The only thing that beats it are those companies with rugged gadgets that demand you bang them with a hammer.… Read More
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Baby Turtles Getting Hypnotized For Science Is So Cute It Hurts Baby sea turtles don’t really need our help being adorable, but remarkably, scientists have figured out a way to make the tiny shelled reptiles even more mind-numbingly cute: by hypnotizing them.Read more…
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iOS 10: Hands-on with the new Lock screen [Video] One of the biggest changes found in iOS 10 will be one of the first things you see upon installing the update. Indeed, the Lock screen in iOS 10 has received what amounts to an overhaul and a rethinking of its functionality. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough as we explore the iOS 10 Lock screen’s ins and outs. more…Filed under: Apple
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Russia governor arrested over ‘large bribe’ Russian investigators arrest a regional governor, saying they caught him red-handed taking a €400,000 (£325,000; $444,500) bribe in a Moscow restaurant.
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Cargo Van Home/Office Zach Both was looking for a way to pursue his dreams of traveling the country and developing his filmmaking career, so he set out to make the ultimate live/work mobile office – a fantastic vehicle which started out as a simple white panel van. Learn to DIY with The Vanual. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Cornering Sliding Glass DoorsMKBHD’s Dream DeskCaravana Car Vending Mac
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‘Destiny’ distances itself from PS3 and Xbox 360 in August It was bound to happen, the question was just a matter of when. The “it” I’m referring to, of course, is developer Bungie cutting off support for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Destiny. In a post on Bungie.net, the company says that starting in August, progression won’t be shared among last-gen hardware and the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. “Characters progress separately
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China’s twin towers? Hangzhou skyscrapers look strangely familiar Hangzhou already boasts a copycat Eiffel Tower, while other Chinese cities have versions of Manhattan and Tower Bridge. The post China’s twin towers? Hangzhou skyscrapers look strangely familiar appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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How Brexit impacts U.K.’s $3.83 billion gaming industry The United Kingdom is the sixth-largest market for game spending in the world. It’s ahead of countries like France and Canada as well as all of Southeast Asia put together. But now, following Britain’s stunning decision to exit the European Union (a move most people refer to as “Brexit”), the United Kingdom’s position as a gaming leader is under threat. The British pound’s value compared to the Un
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Event: A tale of two very different play solutions Event Date: Jun 30, 2016; Event City: Boston, MA, US Join Michael Laris and Missy Benson ASLA of Playworld as they explore the design processes of two very different urban play solutions: PlayCubes (originally designed by Richard Dattner FAIA in 1969) and PlayForm7, both featured as part of Extraordinary Playscapes, currently on view at BSA Space.The Playworld team will describe the recreation of
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Event: Kids Design Workshop: Nature Play Event Date: Jul 16, 2016; Event City: Boston, MA, US This workshop invites both children and parents to participate in building unique playscapes with natural materials on The Greenway. Led by local artist and craftsman, Mitch Ryerson, each session will focus on the importance of nature play, group building, teamwork, imagination, and learning to build with new materials. This event is part of a s
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Event: Place-Making in the City Event Date: Jun 29, 2016; Event City: London, GB Responding to London Festival of Architecture’s 2016 theme ‘Community’ this panel discussion reflects on how we shape communities within the city, both in new buildings and retrofitting. Chaired by Peter Murray the evening will feature a range of expert panelists from across the industry who will consider the City’s current position as the world’s l
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Think Culture Is a Space Opera? Nah, It’s a Trojan Horse In the latest ‘Geeks’ Guide to the Galaxy’ podcast, Simone Caroti discusses his critical survey of the Culture series by sci-fi author Iain Banks. The post Think Culture Is a Space Opera? Nah, It’s a Trojan Horse appeared first on WIRED.
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Remains of the Day: Yahoo Mail for iOS Can Now Unsend Messages Ever send a message that you regret? Perhaps you emailed someone saying that you want to leave their club, and suddenly you realize it might not be exactly what you meant to express. Now with Yahoo Mail you can undo your mistake—if you catch it within three seconds.Yahoo Mail for iOS and Android just got a few new features. You can now unsend emails on iOS if you catch your mistake fast enough, an
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Dear Netflix: 7 reasons offline video support make sense Less than two years ago, Netflix told the world that offline video was “never going to happen,’’ indicating it would rather improve the infractructure to allow streaming inmore places. Recently, the company has been backtracking, and that’s a great thing for everyone. Back in April, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that the company had to “keep an open mind” about the issue. Then just yesterday, a r
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How Does Intuition Work? Intuition is not a mystical realm of psychology, but rather unconscious pattern recognition. Read More
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Cross talk between hormone receptors has unexpected effects Although the estrogen receptor is considered dominant in breast cancer, the progesterone receptor assumes control when both receptors are present and exposed to estrogens and progestins. Then, the progesterone receptor drives estrogen receptor activity. Treating tumor-bearing mice with an estrogen antagonist and a progestin antagonist caused rapid tumor regression, report scientists at the conclus
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New devices causing ‘paradigm shift’ in stroke care New devices called stent retrievers, which effectively reverse strokes, are revolutionizing the treatment of certain stroke patients, report investigators.
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With ten 3D printers and a robotic attendant, this automated fab lab doesn’t need any human help One of the big issues with 3D printing farms is that, in order to achieve large batches of product, you need to have a large number of printers working together in unison. Particularly if you’re a one or two-person team in the “maker” community, that comes with definite challenges. “The wife of one of my friends runs a 3D printing company, printing cookie-cutters for Etsy,” Mark Silliman, one of t
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Exhausting our green shipping options Scientists have developed a revolutionary emissions abatement system that removes pollutants from exhaust gas to help the international shipping industry meet ambitious emissions targets.
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Scientists discover unsuspected bacterial link to bile duct cancer Findings of a new study could open up possibilities for more targeted therapies for bile duct cancer. A research team discovered that bile duct tissue harboured a community of diverse bacteria species. Stenotrophomonas species — previously implicated in bile duct infections — were found to be preferentially dwelling in tumor tissue (compared to normal tissue) of non-fluke-infected Cholangiocarci
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Social Spider Groups Need Bold and Shy Members Social spiders in artificially assembled groups of all bold or all shy members fared less well against predators than a group with some shy and some bold members.      — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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tvOS 10 Overview: Single Sign-On, Dark Mode, New Siri Abilities and More tvOS, the operating system that runs on the fourth-generation Apple TV, is also set to receive some updates this fall alongside iOS, macOS, and watchOS. tvOS isn’t getting as many changes as these other operating systems, but as can be seen in the video below, there are some important new features being added that make it easier to find content and easier to watch live television. Subscribe to
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For nature, gravel-bed rivers most important feature in mountainous western North America Gravel-bed river floodplains are some of the most ecologically important habitats in North America, according to a new study by scientists from the US and Canada. Their research shows how broad valleys coming out of glaciated mountains provide highly productive and important habitat for a large diversity of aquatic, avian and terrestrial species.
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Here’s How Brexit Could Affect The Global Car Industry Photos credit Getty ImagesBrexit! It’s a word! And thanks to a vote yesterday, it’s a Thing! Most simply, it means that the United Kingdom is going to leave the European Union. But it might mean a hell of a lot more than that simple explanation for the Britain’s auto industry, and the rest of the globalized car world. In addition to British (but now foreign-owned) staples like Jaguar, Land Rover a
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Scientists uncover route for finding out what makes individuals nice or nasty A scientist has helped develop an innovative mathematical model for exploring why some individuals evolve to be genetically programmed to be nice, while others stay nasty.
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Apple Watch 2 price may increase because of a more advanced display Apple is good at keeping mum about upcoming products – look at our iPhone 7 rumor roundup if you don’t believe us – though a new report has a possible lead on the Apple Watch 2.Beginning in 2017, Apple is reportedly switching out the OLED screens for its wearable in favor of a Micro-LED panel, according to DigiTimes.Though the validity of the report is a tad touch-and-go, bolstering the claim is A
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Froot Loops Scented Cereal Bowl Candle It’s perfect for anyone who loves cereal, fun scented candles, and/or just messing with people’s minds.Click Here For Complete Details
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What Does Brexit Mean For Tech Companies? Lots Of Friction The firms that are more likely to suffer are tech companies and startups based in Europe.The U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union not only has major implications for the world economy, but will undoubtedly have a negative impact on the tech sector around the globe, say experts and analysts.Read Full Story
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Affinity Photo was Apple’s 2015 App of the Year — and it’s headed to Windows Affinity Photo is easily the closest thing to Photoshop that’s not made by Adobe. Until recently, it was also only available to Apple users. But, that all changed with a short teaser and a quick press release. Serif Ltd., announced that it was bringing the much-loved photo editing application to an entirely new operating system — Windows. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to use Affinity Photo,
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Force of Nature Cleaner review On a scale between “germaphobe” to “the five-second rule is law,” I fall somewhere in between. When choosing an all-purpose cleaner, I also try to find the middle ground — something that’s reasonably eco-friendly but also actually, you know, cleans. That’s why I was interested to try Force of Nature, a product that promises to electrolyze water and turn it into a powerful cleaner and disinfectant
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Virtual Eye could be a potential lifesaver for military and first responders First responders and our men and women in uniform have dangerous jobs, so being able to see what’s around the corner before they get there is potentially lifesaving. Nvidia has done just that by creating something called the Virtual Eye in collaboration with a team at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Virtual Eye uses 3D and virtual reality along with a set of cameras to creat
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You Could Be Paid To Post Snapchat Selfies With Products, Patent Filing Suggests An anonymous reader writes: According to Snapchat’s latest patent filings, the company could begin paying users to post photos and videos. Los Angeles Times reports: “The filings reveal that Snapchat automatically could analyze annotations on an image, including text and digital stickers, to prompt users to place their image in a collective gallery. In other words, people who type some variat
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Giant Blobs of Rock, Deep Inside the Earth, Hold Important Clues About Our Planet Two massive blob-like structures lie deep within the Earth, roughly on opposite sides of the planet. The two structures, each the size of a continent and 100 times taller than Mount Everest, sit on the core, 1,800 miles deep, and about halfway to the center of the Earth. Researchers suggest these blobs are made of something different from the rest of Earth’s mantle, and are determined to figure ou
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If Tim Burton made a robot, this would be it With customers like the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps, Boston Dynamics doesn’t go out of its way to build friendly-looking robots. But its newest creation, SpotMini, is even creepier than the others. It looks like some sort of dog/giraffe hybrid, but unlike either of those, it’s definitely not cute. SpotMini is a smaller version of the company’s Spot robot. It weighs 55 lbs (65 lbs if you
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Worried About Self-Driving Cars? Guess What—There’s Something You Can Do About That It doesn’t have to be this way. (Image: Total Recall)For three years I’ve been writing at least once a week about self-driving cars and I’ve recently noticed a shift in popular opinion. The wide-eyed optimism of seeing Google’s cute-as-a-button robot bopping unassisted around a parking lot has been replaced by some ambiguous, malicious, unknowable entity, a shapeshifting Smoke Monster that ruins o
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Sparrows with unfaithful ‘wives’ care less for their young Sparrows form pair bonds that are normally monogamous, but many females are unfaithful to their partner and have offspring with other males. Biologists believe that the male birds are unfaithful to ensure they father as many chicks as they can, while females are unfaithful with males of better ‘genetic quality’ — ones that are fitter and could produce stronger offspring. But new research shows th
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Domio brings 360 degrees of sound to virtually any helmet This little puck turns your helmet into a full on music system.Photo: DomioIt may not look like much, but put the Domio on your snowboarding or mountain bike helmet and suddenly you’re surrounded by your favorite music. Using patent-pending micro vibrations to transmit sound throughout the helmet, Domio is the perfect accessory for listening to your music while biking or snowboarding without havin
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Mountain Standard Utility Packs The packs & bags from Colorado’s Mountain Standard offer high-quality features like Fidlock hardware, bonded YKK zippers, and triple-layer fabrication using 500D nylon. And they do it at an affordable price. The collection includes a 38-liter mountain utility pack, a 28-liter daypack, a padded laptop sleeve, and a small MOLLE-equipped accessory pouch. For purchase information, Click Here
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Common chemical highly toxic to blood cell precursors Scientists have provided evidence that a widely used chemical is more toxic to certain blood cell precursors in the bone marrow than to others.
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Computer models show park microclimates improve city life Computer modelling based on microclimate data from a Malaysian public park has shown how adding trees and grass can improve living conditions in dense city cores.
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Hairs, feathers and scales have a lot in common The potential evolutionary link between hairs in mammals, feathers in birds and scales in reptiles has been debated for decades. Today, researchers demonstrate that all these skin appendages are homologous. On the basis of analyses of embryonic development, the biologists evidenced molecular and micro-anatomical signatures that are identical between hairs, feathers and scales at their early develo
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You Need Nerves of Steel and a Bit of Science to Eat Fire The dragons on Game of Thrones may breathe fire, but it’s not the kind of thing mere mortals should attempt—unless said mortal is Thom Britton, self-described fire-eating science clown with Freak Show and Tell (“Science+History+Insanity”). He explains the science behind eating fire in this new video of his performance at the International Science and Engineering Festival.Read more…
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Green fluorescent protein a potential scaffold for protein assembly A protein-scaffolding tool has been developed that paves the way for the assembly of diverse proteins with defined structures and functions.
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How Make-Up Makes Men Admire but Other Women Jealous Men think women with make-up on are more ‘prestigious’, while women think women who wear make-up are more ‘dominant,’ a psychology study has found.
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Viewpoint Eurosceptic economist Prof Tim Congdon argues that the UK can prosper like Hong Kong, trading freely outside the EU.
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A Gold-Leaf Brain Lights Up With the Awesome Complexity of Neurons “When you have this gigantic thing looming in front of you with the lights draping over it and it’s just exploding with activity, even a little kid can look at that and just be like, ‘Holy shit! This is really complicated.'” The post A Gold-Leaf Brain Lights Up With the Awesome Complexity of Neurons appeared first on WIRED.
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Coloud No. 8 Headphones Lightweight they may be in name and nature, but the Coloud No. 8 Headphones are built to withstand the beating of everyday use too. Features include an in-built mic with remote along with a smart ZoundLasso for a tangle-free life. Get them in a choice of solid or patterned colorways.
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NASCAR Team Pays Ransomware Fee To Recover Files Worth $2 Million An anonymous reader writes: “NASCAR team Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing (CSLFR) revealed today it faced a ransomware infection this past April when it almost lost access to crucial files worth nearly $2 million, containing car parts lists and custom high-profile simulations that would have taken 1,500 man-hours to replicate,” reports Softpedia. “The infection took place on the c
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FBI can collect home IP addresses without warrant when probing websites – court The FBI doesn’t need a warrant to collect private IP addresses and other computer-related data during probes and dragnets, a federal court has ruled. The judge said the FBI’s actions were within constitutional bounds, rejecting privacy concerns. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ISIS announces Asia pivot in propaganda video targeting Malaysia, Philippines Islamic State terror group has called on its followers to focus their energy fighting in Southeast Asia besides battling in Iraq and Syria. In the latest propaganda video, the organization specifically calls on extremists to target Malaysia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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From Brexit to Texit: Texas secession movement targets 2018 ballot While Britain’s vote to leave the European Union shocked even some ‘Brexit’ supporters, the Texas Nationalist Movement is confident Texans will vote for independence in 2018. Now Governor Greg Abbott is being asked to answer their ‘Texit’ appeal. Read Full Article at RT.com
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When Britain happily accepted 250,000 desperate refugees 1914Belgian refugees on the harbour at Ostend waiting for a boat to take them to England.Image: Print Collector/Getty ImagesAt the outbreak of World War I in the summer of 1914, Germany invaded Belgium on its way to France, sending hundreds of thousands of Belgian refugees fleeing for their lives.A quarter of a million Belgians managed to make it across the English Channel to Britain — the largest
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A motorcycle helmet you can wear with a suit, Montblanc’s Urban Spirit Helmets For the gentlemen rider.Photo: MontblancMontblanc is trying something a little different than the usual fountain pen or timepiece, the company is introducing a line of motorcycle helmets for the gentlemen rider. Available in a full face or open face design, the helmets are inspired by racing designs from the 1970s, but with a little Montblanc luxury thrown in. Inspired by racing gloves, the helmet
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Weekend Open Forum: How often do you replace your computer? I’ve struggled with the decision of whether or not to replace my computer for the better part of a year now. The Core i5-2500K powering my main rig is roughly four and a half years old at this point and despite bumping up to 16GB of RAM a few months…
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A photo of your hotel room can help fight sex trafficking Since 2007, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has received more than 14,500 reports of sex trafficking in the United States alone. In 2014, NCMEC estimated that at least one in six reported endangered runaways is a victim of sex trafficking. There is no immediate solution to ending this form of modern-day slavery, but a number of initiatives and groups are aiming to
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Russia set to pass bill requiring ISPs to eavesdrop on customer data Most of the Russian government’s attempts to wrangle the internet sound like humorous tirades — for example, banning Wikipedia for an article on cannabis. But when they command Twitter and Facebook to store Russian users’ data inside the country, we’re reminded how much they want to keep tabs on their citizens and control their discourse. Yesterday, lawmakers took the first step in passing a meas
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“Let me see your phone”  Here’s one for your Friday. An older video, unearthed by Twitter user @iamjamajesty a few days ago has been blowing up on the network. This group poem, performed by Morgan “MoMo” Butler and Malachi Byrd, is one of the best expressions I’ve seen of love and trust in the digital age. “Settings>Privacy Settings>System Services>Location… Read More
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The Rock’s new YouTube channel wants to ‘force humanity to rethink everything’ When most of us launch a YouTube channel, it consists of dozens of really bad videos that gradually improve the longer we keep at it. When Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson starts a YouTube channel, he spares no expense and hits the platform running, complete with Hollywood trailer and promises that he’ll force ‘humanity to rethink everything.’ If that wasn’t enough, The Rocke’s first appearance on his ne
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NASA opens airport research lab in N. Carolina to revolutionize air travel With more than 4 billion additional passengers expected to start travelling globally over the next 20 years, NASA is collaborating with the Federal Aviation Administration and American Airlines to make flying faster, safer and more efficient. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The last driver license holder  Say hello to Liam. He recently celebrated his first birthday. Not only is he a cutie, he is the last person to get a driver license. Impossible? Not in your lifetime? I don’t know if Liam will be the last person to get a driver license. It could be Sophia or Ethan. But one thing is certain: The last person to get a driver license is already born — the speed of technology… Read More
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People v power Thousands are taking to the streets of Wukan after the village’s democratically elected leader was taken away by police and shown to be confessing to allegations of bribery.
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Thin is In – The Totallee Smartphone Case As any cracked iPhone screen will tell you, protection is key if you want to avoid replacing your mobile device every few months. When shopping for the right case, some people take the one-click-and-get-it-over-with route by going to Amazon or eBay and buying the first case they see, while others demonstrate a greater degree of pride in their accessories, taking […]Visit Man of Many for the full p
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‘Not a joke’ Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra tells the BBC how she hopes to change perceptions of Indian actors.
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Struggling to cope Cuts to social spending in Greece are seeing children in care stranded in hospital and charities trying to fill the void left by the state, reports Morgan Meaker.
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Nevada gives its first license to a daily fantasy sports game Nevada’s gaming board shut down daily fantasy games from DraftKings and FanDuel late last year for fairly obvious reasons: they’re gambling, and they need a license to operate in the state. Now for the first time, the board has issued a license to a daily fantasy operator called USFantasy. Unsurprisingly, the Vegas-approved fantasy game is planning to operate through the race and sports books of c
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Lawsuit that may break The Donald’s back: Virginia GOP delegate challenges Trump A Virginia delegate really, really does not want to give Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination. So much so that he has filed a class action lawsuit to challenge the state laws that bind delegates to support the primary winner. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US Army to begin testing autonomous vehicle tech on Michigan roads The U.S. Army is actively testing short-range radio technology in an effort to evaluate autonomous control in military vehicles, The Detroit news reported earlier this week. The testing is taking place along a 21-mile stretch of Interstate 69 in St. Clair and Lapeer Counties, close to the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Michigan. Called dedic
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Robot Pizza Company ‘Zume’ Wants To Be ‘Amazon of Food’ kheldan writes: Do you want robots making your pizza? Alex Garden, co-founder and executive chairman of Mountain View startup Zume, is betting you will. Garden, the former president of Zynga Studios, was previously a general manager of Microsoft’s Xbox Live. Garden launched Zume in stealth mode last June, when he began quietly recruiting engineers under a pseudonym and building his patented trucks
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Keiser: Brexit fallout could result in systemic collapse bigger than 2008 All the pieces are in place for a systemic collapse greater than the financial crash of 2008 in the wake of Brexit, warns Max Keiser. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Calais mayor wants French migrant camps moved to UK after Brexit vote The mayor of Calais is calling for a revision of the border deal between France and the UK, saying migrant camps located on the French side of the English Channel should be moved to Britain, which must feel full consequences of its decision to leave the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com
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6 IKEA Poang Chair Uses And 22 Awesome Hacks I must confess: IKEA Poang chair is among my favorite pieces by this brand because it’s modern and stylish, its layer-glued bent birch frame gives comfortable resilience. Soft, durable and easy care leather is practical for families with children. A variety of seat cushion designs makes it easy to change the look of your chair. The high back provides good support for your neck. To sit even more co
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How To Make Sure Your Most Outspoken Employee Doesn’t Hog The Spotlight When you’re the manager of someone who monopolizes every conversation, how do you make sure they don’t ruin everyone’s work life?The squeaky wheel gets the oil, and sometimes the squeaky wheel is just an irritating distraction. When you’re the manager and you have a squeaky wheel in your office—that person who’s always eager to voice an opinion, give advice, and monopolize a meeting—how do you mak
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Why Others Might Not Trust You As Much As You Think They Should Trustworthiness is in the eye of the beholder, and probably better in moderation than we tend to think. Here’s why.Most people see themselves as pretty trustworthy. The trouble is that psychologically speaking, trustworthiness is mostly in the eye of the beholder. It’s essential to your reputation, which depends on what other people think of you, not what you think of yourself.Read Full Story
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Space Photos of the Week: A Star Cluster Gets Patriotic Space photos of the week, June 19—25, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: A Star Cluster Gets Patriotic appeared first on WIRED.
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‘Imposing quantity’ of uranium seized in raid on smugglers in Moldova (VIDEO) Security services in Moldova have seized over $210,000 worth of uranium just before the radioactive material was smuggled out of the country. According to authorities, several suspects have been arrested during the raid in the capital, Chisinau. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Twitter and Foursquare partner to let you follow major events through location tags The fruits of Twitter’s partnership with Foursquare are finally rolling out on the platform in the shape of precise location feeds. The update is currently being made available to iOS users and allows them to tag their tweets with a specific location. General users can then tap on these tweets to access a timeline of posts from the same location, powered by Foursquare. The feature could make it ea
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Facebook hires Google Fiber co-founder Kevin Lo As Facebook continues its plan to help connect people around the world to the internet, it’s finding help from Google. Recode reports that former Google Fiber exec and co-founder Kevin Lo has been hired to help Facebook make infrastructure deals for its connection efforts. Facebook told the outlet Lo will not be working on Free Basics, and that it has no plans to start an ISP of its own, but even
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News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: New York City, June 27-July 4 There’s plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer. Planning for another week ahead in the Big Apple? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed. Check back regularly at the start
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Police shoot inmate through cell door with flashbang round Matthew Trevino, an Army veteran with a history of mental illness, was having a schizophrenic episode in the Pasco County Jail. When he resisted detention deputies, guards escalated things by shooting him with a 12-gauge shotgun loaded with a Nova round. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Neural net photography tweaks go mobile with Prisma on iOS We’ve seen DeepMind’s acid trip photo creations and what it looks like when algorithms colorize black and white photos. But you need to be near a computer for the former, and do some pretty heavy lifting, scientifically speaking, to set up the latter. But an iOS app is putting algorithm-based photo tweaks in your pocket. Dubbed Prisma, it takes a different approach than, say, Instagram. The app’s
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New antibody therapy suppresses HIV for 2+ months without side effects – study A new human antibody therapy has managed to beat back HIV for over two months, keeping the virus stifled without suppressive drugs. Scientists believe that a regular use of this antibody could repel the virus for even longer. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Not an angel, but devil of death’: Danish nurse given life term for murdering elderly patients A Danish nurse whom prosecutors described as a ‘devil of death’ has been found guilty of murdering three patients and trying to kill a fourth by deliberately giving them fatal drug overdoses. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New Apps Let Women Obtain Birth Control Without Visiting a Doctor HughPickens.com writes: With nearly 40 percent of all pregnancies in the United States unintended, birth control is a critical public health issue. For short-term methods, visiting the doctor for a prescription can be time-consuming and sometimes costly and for some, like teenagers, it can be intimidating or embarrassing. Now Pam Belluck reports at the NYT that a growing assortment of new apps and
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The Week in Review: June 25, 2016 A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssGlobal EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryThe Week in Review: June 25, 2016 0 Views History was made this week as the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. By rejecting globalism and embracing self-determination, Brexit is an example of decentralization and devolution of state power, which is always worthy of celebration. Further, as Thorsten Polle
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Michigan welfare recipients passing drug tests with flying colors Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is learning a lot about the drug habits of welfare recipients. After signing legislation for a drug-testing program for beneficiaries of government assistance in December 2014, the total number of positive results is… zero. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New Yorker wrongly convicted of murder, exonerated, rejects dismissal of charges In a stunning move, a New York man who spent 20 years in jail convicted of a homicide he didn’t commit, and who was then exonerated in March, asked the Bronx court to keep the murder indictment case open against him. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US sacks another Navy commander for embarrassing detainment in Iranian waters The commanding officer of a US Navy task force has been sacked following the investigation into an awkward international incident in which his group reportedly veered off course due to GPS failure and was detained by the Iranian coast guard in January. Read Full Article at RT.com
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5 Sites to Download Famous Sounds from Movies, Games, & More Certain sounds can take you back to a different time and place. Any time someone says the word “fight” in a deep voice, I’m immediately transported to a dingy room at the local video game parlour, playing Mortal Kombat 2. As with most things, such sounds have a home on the Internet. In some nook or corner, you can find the perfect ding of a game you love, a short dialogue from your favourite geeky
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This Week in Gear: June 20-24 A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear. …Read More »
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Deals of the Week: June 20-24 A whole week’s worth of gear deals. …Read More »
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Rare Spix’s Macaw seen in Brazil for first time in 15 years A rare blue parrot which was believed to be extinct in the wild has been spotted in Brazil for the first time in 15 years.
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These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week (Tech.eu) – Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) There’s no getting around it: the biggest world news item this week (the people in the UK voting to leave the European Union in a referendum) will have a major impact on the technology industry in both Great Britain and the EU. It’s too soon to say actually how big an impact, but we’ll obviously be watching
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mischer’traxler unveils kinetic installation for london design biennale 2016 ‘level: the fragile balance of utopia’ is part of the austrian contribution for the first london design biennale 2016 hosted at somerset house. The post mischer’traxler unveils kinetic installation for london design biennale 2016 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Lawmaker opposed welfare fraud protections, charged with defrauding welfare An Arizona state representative is facing three felony charges related to fraudulent use of the food stamp program. This comes just months after she voted against a bill that would have given the Arizona Department of Economic Security anti-fraud tools. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mark Wilson’s Kanagawa Blade has a serrated edge carved by jets of water New Zealand designer Mark Wilson has used a water jet cutter to create a steel knife with a purposefully irregular edge (+ slideshow). (more…)
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The Best String Trimmers After using seven string trimmers to level 12,598 square feet of an overgrown field and trimming over 6,000 linear feet along walls and fences, we’re convinced the best string trimmer (also known as a weed wacker or a weed eater1) is the Ego ST1502-S Power+ 15″ String Trimmer.
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China to regulate search results following man’s death China issued new regulations on Saturday demanding search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally-ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu.
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US Navy keeps electromagnetic cannon in its sights The US Navy is quietly pushing ahead with a radical new cannon that one day could transform how wars are fought, even though some Pentagon officials have voiced concerns over its cost and viability.
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Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world’s reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.
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Severe weather kills more than 20 people in West Virginia Flooding in the US state of West Virginia killed 23 people and stranded others who had to be plucked from rooftops and rescued from fast-moving waters, state officials said Friday.
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Sea Turtle Recovering After Being Stepped on and Beaten for Selfies The animal is receiving care from a rescue group after incident on a Lebanon beach, which is the latest in a string of attacks on wildlife.
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Shop Picks | Our favorite store releases this week This week we’ve got your favorite new mug, the perfect active tee, and a rugged American-made boot.Photo: MiirThis week’s releases are all about the essentials. First up, Miir’s new take on the classic enamel camp cup. Their version updates the mug with medical grade stainless steel that’s double wall insulated to keep your cold and hot drinks at the perfect temperature. $20, miir.comPaul Smith’s
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EU leaders push for quicker UK exit A day after the results of the historic Brexit vote, European leaders held a day of meetings to set a quick timetable for Britain’s exit from the EU.
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Essential tech projects for the weekend The weekend is here, and if you’re lucky enough to have a bit of spare time, then check out the best projects for improving the technology in your home. From taking fantastic photos, to trying Linux or watching Glastonbury 2016, we’ve got the best guides and how tos to help you get the most out of the gadgets you own.Watch Glastonbury 2016One of the world’s biggest music festivals is taking place
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US weather: Floods and fire in east and west Flooding in West Virginia and wildfires in California have killed dozens and forced thousands of people from their homes.
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‘Firefight of epic proportions’: California wildfire kills 2, forcing thousands to flee homes A furious wildfire has ripped through an area of California, killing an elderly couple as they tried to flee from the deadly flames. At least 80 houses have been destroyed in southern Sierra Nevada, with strong winds fanning the flames further. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Innovative lens filter offers physical, on-camera control of color temperature Traditionally, color temperature — also referred to as white balance — has been something you choose when picking out your film stock, adjusting your cameras settings, or altogether change in post-production, be it by analogue or digital means. That’s not the case any longer though, thanks to an interesting little contraption called the Icelava. Created by Taiwanese manufacturer STC Optical Co. Lt
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The Solution to Technology Overload Is So Incredibly Simple New research combines what we know about the mental health benefits of walking with avoiding family dysfunction and saving our minds from technological distraction.Read More
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This Is One Seriously Cool Garage-Door Opener. Seriously. The Ryobi Ultra-Quiet Garage Door Opener lets you add a Bluetooth speaker, some lasers, and a battery pack to its modular base unit. The post This Is One Seriously Cool Garage-Door Opener. Seriously. appeared first on WIRED.
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What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge unveils 25 shortlisted projects to improve refugee’s lives Dezeen promotion: 25 designs that offer a range of solutions for improving the lives of refugees living in urban environments have been shortlisted for the first What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Venezuelan opposition says it has enough signatures for presidential recall vote Opposition leaders in Venezuela said Friday they have finished the process of authenticating signatures on a petition to recall President Nicolas Maduro, and have enough to hold a referendum on removing him.
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6 Mistakes That Can Teach You The Most In Your Startup’s Early Years Mistakes aren’t all fatal. In fact, they’re inevitable. Here are a few that new entrepreneurs can learn from the most.Every successful entrepreneur has horror stories. When it’s you and your idea against the world—at least that’s what it feels like during the dark midnight-oil-burning times—you’re going to drop the ball, bite off more than you can chew, and make mistakes.Read Full Story
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Meet The New Wave Of Wearables: Stretchable Electronics Scientists have figured out how to make electronics as pliable as a temporary tattoo—meaning the next big tech platform may be your skin.If you purchase La Roche-Posay sunscreen this summer, it may come with a complimentary device that looks something like a heart-shaped Band-Aid. But it’s even thinner—half the width of a human hair—and unlike a Band-Aid, it contains miniature electronics that con
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The week in Apple news: Discontinued Thunderbolt Display and non-Retina MacBook Pro, unencrypted iOS 10, and more Apple headlines for the week ending June 24, 2016The biggest news story of the week was Brexit, and yes, there’s an Apple angle here, mostly related to Apple’s stock, which, like many other companies, was down after the Brexit vote. We’ll see how Brexit affects Apple and tech in the long term. In the meantime, you can see this week’s top Apple-related headlines in this slideshow. Click on the link
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Tesla’s next competitor could be Maserati The success of the Tesla Model S has spurred established German luxury carmakers to plan numerous plug-in electric models of their own. But could Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla Motors soon gain an Italian rival as well? Maserati could eventually get an all-electric model as parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) reluctantly embraces electrified powertrains. FCA is considering an electric version of
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13 frameworks for mastering machine learning 13 frameworks for mastering machine learningImage by W.Rebel via WikimediaOver the past year, machine learning has gone mainstream in an unprecedented way. The trend isn’t fueled by cheap cloud environments and ever more powerful GPU hardware alone; it’s also the explosion of frameworks now available for machine learning. All are open source, but even more important is how they are being designed
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Scottish govt agrees to legislate for 2nd independence referendum – Sturgeon Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the Scottish government will immediately engage in talks with the EU to protect Scotland’s position in the bloc. She said steps were being taken regarding a possible second independence referendum. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The app boom is not over  There’s a new wave of reporting focused on the post-app era. Recode announced “The app boom is over.” Quartz points out how most users never download any apps. Let me be very clear: The app boom is not over. There has never been a better time to be an apps developer. Read More
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Smartphones Won’t Make Your Kids Dumb. We Think. Are screens a sinister trap or magical portal for children as young as 18 months?  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Angular concrete slabs frame Brazilian house Casa Bosques Brazilian firm Studio Colnaghi Arquitetura has completed a house in Xangrilá, Brazil, featuring a concrete-framed games room that projects out over a poolside terrace (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Security News This Week: Brexit Edition (Hey, at Least Bitcoin Is OK) Each Saturday we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth at WIRED, but which deserve your attention nonetheless. The post Security News This Week: Brexit Edition (Hey, at Least Bitcoin Is OK) appeared first on WIRED.
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Optogenetics Lights Up Therapeutic Neuroscience Enhanced by emerging wireless microchips, technique could offer new routes to treatment for conditions like Parkinson’s and depression — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Opinion: Sony and Microsoft’s 4K consoles are more of an afterthought than a revolution Over the years, console generations have proved an intriguing mirror for all the advances being made in other more malleable areas of technology. 3D rendering? Got that. Portable memory devices? Already done. DVD compatible? Of course. HD ready? Did you even need to ask?Despite ultimately growing old in every new cycle, those closed box components are squeezed for every last drop of performance ch
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Troll machine: All bad advice, all the time John Dvorak is a perpetual troll machine that defies the laws of thermodynamics. Science is at a loss to explain it. Also, science asked how we got their number and could we please stop calling because they’re working on actual science and don’t have time to be props in the Macalope’s little jokes.Which are different than Dvorak’s jokes.“Apple Should Spin Off the Macintosh.” (Tip o’ the antlers
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How a Messy Kitchen Might Ruin Your Diet In a chaotic environment people who do not feel in control tend to overeat — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Optical illusion makes architect Bjarke Ingels’ new Navy Yard building mesmerizing It’s hard to tear yourself away from the Baroque, crashing wave of the building’s dazzlingly white, main facade The post Optical illusion makes architect Bjarke Ingels’ new Navy Yard building mesmerizing appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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Dried Pressed Flowers Smartphone Case Accent your sleek phone’s modern design with a little natural beauty by protecting it with this dried pressed flowers smartphone case. It’s decorated with a lovely tree made out of pressed flowers and is designed to easily snap on. Check it out $16.55
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Macro & Micro Smartphone Lenses Transform your plain smartphone into a digital microscope using these macro and micro smartphone lenses. These ultra thin lenses go over your smartphone’s camera to enhance its optical power so you can explore the world around you. Check it out $22.71
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Drip Preventing Edible Cone Ring Avoid sticky fingers next time you indulge on some ice cream by using this drip preventing edible cone ring. Made from the same yummy material as the cone itself, they provide a snug fit and come with a variety of toppings. Check it out  
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Domino Ceiling Light Give your ceiling some added dimension by lighting up the room with this domino ceiling light. The futuristic-looking cubed design lures the eyes and radiates an impressive 5850 lumens – making it ideal for large rooms. Check it out $3,982.40
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Ink Hunter App Use this Ink Hunter app to see how a tattoo looks on you before you go under the needle. It can create temporary tattoos from your artwork so you can have a better idea of how it’ll look on your skin – so you can avoid making a painful and permanent mistake. Check it out  
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Watermelon Ball Swimming Pool Game Put every other aquatic sport to shame by playing the most exciting one of them all – Watermelon Ball! Designed to look and float like a real watermelon, the ball sports an extremely durable vinyl membrane that can be dribbled on land or passed underwater. Check it out $27.99
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To Diagnose Mental Illness, Read the Brain Rather than relying on symptoms, scientists are developing a “brain circuits first” approach to mental health.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A $1,500 smart oven made me the perfect leg of lamb If you’d like to cook more but tend to feel disappointed by the results, you might be interested in the June. Announced last year, the June is an intelligent oven outfitted with a camera, a scale, a bevy of sensors and the guts of a smartphone or tablet (It has an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip plus a 2.3GHz quad-core processor) to deliver the perfect meal. Want a medium rare steak? Simply weigh it, plop it
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Think Again Podcast #52 – Jim Gaffigan – You’re Attacking My Grandpa? The Grammy-nominated comedian on mean jokes, bigotry, courage, and bringing light vs. darkness into the world. Read More
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Unless a Federal Court Acts Fast, Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law Will Wreak Havoc on the Nation’s Food Supply Next Week Federal courts have just days to stop Vermont’s unconstitutional, costly, and misguided genetically modified (GMO) food-labeling law from taking effect. The law requires food marketers of all sizes to label foods that contain GMO ingredients and to have on file a sworn statement that declares any product that doesn’t have a GMO label does not contain any GMO ingredients. Those who run afoul of th
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Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law Needs to Be Stopped: New at Reason Federal courts have just days to stop Vermont’s unconstitutional, costly, and misguided genetically modified (GMO) food-labeling law from taking effect. The law requires food marketers of all sizes to label foods that contain GMO ingredients and to have on file a sworn statement that declares any product that doesn’t have a GMO label does not contain any GMO ingredients. Those who run afoul of th
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Call for Submission – Warsaw Sports Park Warsaw is a city bursting with change. Rising into economical prominence in the set of European capitals, it is still in search of its spatial identity The post Call for Submission – Warsaw Sports Park appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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From expert pitchfork user to competent Mac user (credit: Kris Connor/ Getty Images) I grew up in a low-tech household. My dad only replaced something if it caught fire. We owned about 15 cars (mostly Humber 80s), and 13 of them were used to keep the other two running. Same story for tractors and any other farm equipment you care to name. Dad’s basic rule was that if he couldn’t repair it, we didn’t need it. We weren’t anti-technology, but t
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The Week in iPad Cases: Never leave your Apple Pencil behind with STM’s latest case for the iPad Pro New iPad cases of the weekThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases features the STM Dux, a see-through case with a dedicated slot for your Apple Pencil. Plus, plenty of new keyboard cases for all iPad models. Read on!BooqThe Saddle Pro (all iPad models; $295 MSRP) is a briefcase-style bag with plenty of room for your MacBook, iPad, iPhone, and accessories.To read this article in full or to leave a co
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Seven tips on keeping your phone safe while traveling – CNET In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET’s Marguerite Reardon offers advice on how to make sure your vacation isn’t ruined by becoming a victim of mobile cybercrime.
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Detailed plans for largest neutrino telescope in the world A deep-sea array will soak up signals from neutrinos traveling through the cosmos to study the evolution of the universe and to discover more about the fundamental properties of these prized sub-atomic particles.
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The switch that could double USB memory Scientists have developed a device that employs both magnetic and electronic signals, which could provide twice the storage capacity of conventional memory devices, such as USB flash drives.
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High powered Wall St. breakfast among gaps & missing entries in Clinton’s State Dept diary Hillary Clinton’s official calendar from her time as Secretary of State is missing details of dozens of meetings with political donors and Clinton Foundation contributors, according to a review of the calendar and related records by AP. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New Hubble telescope photo shows brilliant star cluster within a nearby galaxy The Hubble Space Telescope stared deeply into a small galaxy not far from the Milky Way and saw something beautiful. A new photo taken by the long-lived telescope shows a brilliant cluster of stars embedded within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way 135,000 light-years away.  SEE ALSO: A cold rain of gas is about to get devoured by a giant black hole The star cluster,
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Ultra big-ass phones need to die in a fire I thought big phones were stupid when Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note in 2011 and created this whole phablet (shudder) trend. I still think big phones are ridiculous. But where phablets with 5.5- to 5.8-inch phones are now commonplace, phone makers have now run out of interesting ways to make phones exciting again. So what are they doing? Oh, just releasing even BIGGER phones.  Oh, for f*cks s
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The dredge report: being an account of an expedition into the hyperreality of the California Delta  It has occurred to me that perhaps TechCrunch pays insufficient attention to slurry, sediment, silt, sludge, mud, and muck; to canals, earthworks, levees, dikes, dredges, and the Army Corps of Engineers; to the vast engineering works, with lifespans measured in decades, that literally reshape our world. So last weekend I boarded a bus hired by the Dredge Research Collaborative. Read More
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B-21 bomber spending details to be hidden from american public to prevent providing info to Russia and China The leader of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office doubled down June 21 on the service’s refusal to release the overall contract value of the forthcoming B-21 stealth bomber program.Amid questions of cost transparency, Randall Walden, the RCO’s director and program executive officer, said that releasing the engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) contract award value for the long-range
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Noke Smart Padlock The future of security is here and the Noke Smart Padlock makes it a whole lot more convenient. Connecting to the app on your smartphone via Bluetooth, this lock only unlocks when you, and your smartphone, are close. Because it doesn’t require a key, the Noke Smart Padlock helps you save time and get on your way. The dynamic app helps you grant access to others, see where you left your items, and
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Condesa Lounge Chair by OK Design Take a load off in the comfortable Condesa Lounge Chair by OK Design. Named after a Mexico City neighborhood, this chair is cute yet durable to be used both indoors and outside. Inspired by its namesake, a place where movie stars and poets would spend their days, the Condesa Lounge Chair promotes the ultimate relaxation in any neighborhood. The frame is made with solid steel and is finished with a
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Astell & Kern AK Jr Hi-Res Music Player Introducing the Astell & Kern AK Jr Hi-Res Music Player, a dedicated spot for all of your music. Made of aluminum for a strong yet sleek look, this music player holds 64GB of audio – space for thousands of songs. The AK Jr has a beautiful 3.1-inch WQVGA 240×400 touchscreen to allow you to tangibly peruse your library and control the music. On the side is a built in textured volume wheel for on
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Cyrcus Lavagna Pendant Light Release some creative energy at the flick of a switch with the Cyrcus Lavagna Pendant Light. Hanging prominently from the ceiling, this pendent lamp features a multipurpose exterior. Coming in all black, the exterior can be used to write, draw, scribble, and jot as it’s just like a real chalkboard. The black exterior also helps to give the Cyrcus Lavagna Light a warm yet modern look while also ser
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Venture Wallet by Venture Wallet Co. The first intuitive, functional, premium leather minimalist wallet designed to help you access your cards with a push! The push slot function ensures effortless efficiency on getting the card out smoothly. This is our key concept for the design and we made many revisions and samples for the dimension and shape to get the most adequate measures. Venture wallet features two push slots on opposite fa
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ICYMI: The dogbot and a heart strap that beats surgery Today on In Case You Missed It: Boston Dynamics introduced a new robot to the lineup and this one is both the smallest yet, and most adorable. The SpotMini is just two feet tall but in the video Boston Dynamics released, shows it can do dishes, throw cans away and creep around for a good 90 minutes on an electric charge. Meanwhile the EPFL designed a new medical device that looks not-entirely un
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Link About It: This Week’s Picks: Artists respond to Brexit, Prince’s last guitar, iconic NYC buildings in desolate environments and more in this week’s look at the web 1. Artists and Designers React to Brexit With emotions running high across the Western world in reaction to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, artists and designers have done what they do best: convey feelings through images. With responses ranging…… Continue Reading…
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The real cost of virtual reality – CNET Splurging on a high-priced VR headset is just the beginning. The computer hardware needed to run Oculus Rift and HTC Vive can cost several times as much.
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Most anticipated games of 2016: July to December – CNET E3 is over, and now we have hard dates for nearly all of the big games for the rest of 2016. Here are ones we’re most looking forward to.
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The Whale of Iron: Inside the JMSDF Akishio submarine and the Kure Maritime Museum – CNET Japan’s Akishio submarine was decommissioned in 2004 and now sits on dry land just outside Hiroshima. The Kure museum next door has a scale model of the largest battleship ever built. Here’s what they’re like inside.
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To mitigate poverty, Y Combinator set to launch minimum income plan (credit: Jaegar Moore) OAKLAND, Calif.—Earlier this month, Y Combinator, the famed Silicon Valley incubator dropped a bombshell: it had selected this city to be the home of its new “Basic Income” pilot project, to start later this year. The idea is pretty simple. Give some people a small amount of money per month, no strings attached, for a year, and see what happens. With any luck,
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Biasol Design Studio adds booths with pitched roofs to Melbourne restaurant Dining areas within this Melbourne restaurant are housed beneath individual pitched roofs, which local practice Biasol Design Studio added to give the space a “home away from home” feeling (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Have a file too big for email? Here’s how to share it for free Need to transfer a large file to somebody over the internet, but don’t know how to do it? We’ve got your back. Large file transfers can be done in a few different ways, so we’ve put together this guide to cover the simplest, most effective, and most secure methods. No matter what you’re trying to send, the techniques listed below will help you get the job done without paying a dime. Related: The f
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China government imposes new restrictions on search engine results Chinese authorities have launched new regulations for the nation’s search engines and the results they display to internet users. But as a country with some of the tightest controls over the internet, its use, and what information people have access to, China’s new rules are actually beneficial for its citizens. Under the new rules, search engines are required to identify … Continue reading
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4 great deals on high-quality Bluetooth earbuds The market is flooded with Bluetooth earbuds, but not all are created equal, and quality is hardly a guarantee. Check out four great offers on high-caliber Bluetooth audio options from TNW Deals, featuring a variety of options to suit your earbud needs. Acesori A.Buds Bluetooth Aluminum Earbuds: $29.99   Earbuds have a nasty habit of refusing to stay put. It seems no matter the brand or bud design
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The 7 things to delete first when your iPhone storage is full There are two things your iPhone will run out of quickly: battery life and storage.  Getting more power is easy — just get a battery case or a portable battery pack or turn on Low Poer Mode. Getting more storage isn’tWhat do you remove first? SEE ALSO: 16 apps that will seriously raise your Instagram game With Apple still selling 16GB iPhones (shame on them!), local storage is at a premium for a
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George Will Leaves the Republican Party over Trump: ‘Make sure he loses’ At a Federalist Society lunch in Washington yesterday, conservative columnist and TV commentator George Will announced that he changed his Maryland voter registration this month from Republican to unaffiliated. “This is not my party,” he told the crowd, according to an account by PJ Media’s Nicholas Ballasy. Will, who has arguably been the most biting and prolific member of the conserva
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How to Adopt BIM: 3 Ways to Approach Your Firm’s Pilot Project Courtesy of Autodesk These days, BIM is becoming standard practice. Most people involved in the construction sector—from the architects and engineers who use BIM to the governments that are implementing mandates for BIM in certain project types—are well and truly sold on the benefits it brings, including efficiency, collaboration, cost-savings, and improved communication. As a result, many pr
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Somalia: Deadly al-Shabab attack on Mogadishu hotel Al-Shabab gunmen have taken hostages in a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu in an attack that has left at least seven dead, health workers say.
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Seeing Colors AsapSCIENCE explains the basics of how the eyes of humans and other animals work, and how these incredibly useful organs have shaped not just the products of technology, but of nature and art as well. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Landing a Falling HelicopterThe Misunderstood PoemLotR: How Music Elevates the StoryWhy Airplane Windows Are RoundHow Listerine Created Bad Breath
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The auto engineering marvels at the Lane Motor Museum are ridiculously cool From the entrance of Nashville, TN’s Lane Motor Museum. (credit: Megan Geuss) When Ars was invited to do a test drive of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze in Nashville, we wanted to make the most of our trip down south. Between playing the tourist by looking for live music and eating hot chicken, we made a stop at the Lane Motor Museum. Founded by Jeff Lane in 2003, the museum houses an extraordinary c
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Ricky Gervais Talks Sweetly—No, I’m Serious— About God Ricky Gervais explains how he stopped believing in God and how to be Christian without God or religion.Read More
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Enjoy Your Friends and Be Glad You’re Not a Genius Richard Gleick talks about one vital trait geniuses all seem to share.Read More
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Police arrest two in new anti-terror raids in Belgium Belgian police detained two men for questioning after fresh anti-terror raids overnight, the federal prosecutor’s office said Saturday amid reports of a planned attack on a Euro 2016 fanzone.
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Why the heck are entrepreneurs wasting their time in New York? GUEST: That was the question that was floating through my head in early June, after I attended a panel focused on the differences between the New York and Silicon Valley startup ecosystems. I spoke to a partner at Bessemer (we’ll call him Bob) who was on the panel, and he succinctly summarized what I had understood was the message: if you’re an entrepreneur, you should only pick New York for perso
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New York’s Latest Anti-Airbnb Effort Could Violate First Amendment: New at Reason New York’s at it again, trying to crackdown on Airbnb users in the state. The latest effort could run afoul of the First Amendment. Eric Boehm writes: Renting an apartment for less than 30 days is already against the law in New York, and this new proposal is really an enforcement mechanism designed to make it more difficult for anyone who was already ignoring that ban. It comes with stiff penalt
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At least 15 killed in hotel siege in Somali capital – police A suicide car blast and a siege of a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, carried out by Al-Shabaab Islamist group has left at least 15 people dead, a police officer said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Essential Gardening Tools for Beginners Let’s say you’ve finally moved to a home or apartment with enough outdoor space for a little garden to call your own. What sort of tools will you need to get started? Are all trowels created equal? This video explains the basics of what you’ll need.In the above video, This Old House talks with landscape designer Jenn Nawada about her gardening essentials. Any old trowel from the hardware store wil
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Foreign travelers could soon be asked for their social media info by DHS The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking to allow U.S. Customs to ask for foreign travelers’ social media details, such as their Facebook and Twitter usernames. A new proposal seeks to add social media info to the arrival and departure forms that foreign nationals are required to complete. The “social media identifier” as it is termed is described as an “optional data field to request
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Foobot is an air monitor that works with Nest and Alexa If there’s a secret to living better, it may rest in the quality of the air you breathe. And now, thanks to a new partnership between air quality sensor Foobot, Alphabet’s Nest, and Amazon’s Echo, as well as web service IFTTT (which stands for “If This Then That”), your smart home may soon be able to improve the very air that surrounds you. Thanks to this new integration, Foobot can send its air q
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Win a Shiny New Apple Laptop in Our Mega MacBook Giveaway! This giveaway is sponsored by our partner, StackSocial. There is never a bad time to upgrade your laptop. From speeding up work to playing the latest games, shiny new hardware just makes things better. To help cut the cost, we are giving one lucky person the chance to win a new 12-inch MacBook, complete with 256GB hard drive and extended battery life. Keep reading to learn more about this magnific
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idime for iPhones The idime is a tiny and coin-shaped external flash storage device for iPhones. It comes with a USB adapter and a Lightning adapter to make it easier to transfer files to and from PCs or other iOS devices. It also has an optional magnetic iPhone case connector. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $48+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: OnePlus 3Deal: iKlips DUO Flash StorageDeal: Peel iPhone CaseiPho
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Paul Allen Rocket Carrying Plane is 76% complete Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch is building a giant rocket carrying plane and it is 76% complete.two superjumbo-fuselagesfully loaded weigh 1.3 million poundssix 747 engines60 miles of wiringRead more »
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7 Ways To Maintain Your Professional Network Without Annoying Your Contacts These simple tips can keep your name on your contacts’ radar regularly but unobtrusively.Ever notice how moving forward in your career comes down to networking? Eighty percent of job openings are never publicly advertised, according to a 2013 Wall Street Journal article. That makes all those business cards you’ve collected and LinkedIn connections you’ve made extremely important.Read Full Story
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3 Times You Should Tell Your Boss You Didn’t Do Your Best Work In an ideal world, you’d give your all 100% of the time. In real life, you sometimes can’t. Here’s when and how to own up to it.Everyone has an occasional crisis of confidence. You’re about to turn something in and you wonder, “Is it good enough?” Then, your next thought is, “Do I need to say something to my boss?”Read Full Story
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 25th) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Forget Doomsday AI—Google Is Worried About Housekeeping Bots Gone Bad Cade Metz | Fast Company “Machines can’t make the hard calls themselves yet, because they don’t understand morality. But Ken Forbus, an AI researcher at Northwestern, is trying to fix that. Using a “Structure Mapping Engine,” he and his colleagues are feeding simple stories—morality plays—into machi
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The Sandbox Evolution builds on the original’s artsy user-created worlds Indie game studio Pixowl had a nice hit with its The Sandbox, a user-generated content game where you can create just about anything with pixel art. It was downloaded more than 16 million times and generated $5 million in revenue since 2012. Now the San Francisco company is following it up with with The Sandbox Evolution, and it has already been downloaded a million times in three days. The sequel
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Blockchain Enhances Privacy, Security and Conveyance of Data Digital infrastructure could improve society’s public records repository and reinforce representative and participatory legal and governance systems  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This week’s top stories: Rumored iPhone 7 pricing, iOS 10, Mark Zuckerberg’s Mac security advice & more In this week’s top stories: Rumored iPhone 7 pricing and the latest leaks, new iOS 10 details, Thunderbolt Display gets discontinued, Mark Zuckerberg’s MacBook security advice and much more. more…Filed under: Apple
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Hundreds join ‘F**k Brexit rally’ at Houses of Parliament (PHOTOS) Hundreds of young Brits gathered near the Houses of Parliament in London to voice their discontent with the results of the British referendum on exiting the European Union. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Reuters: Big tech companies are auto-purging extremist content YouTube, Facebook and other big internet companies are using automated systems to find and remove terrorist content, according to Reuters. Prior to this, they mostly relied on users to report extremist videos, which human employees review and delete. The publication’s sources wouldn’t specify how the systems work and if humans play a role in the process. But these huge entities reportedly took the
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Saturday’s Best Deals: Philips Hue Starter Kit, George Foreman, Sony TVs, and More A huge discount on the Philips Hue, George Forman grills, a Sony 4K TV, and more lead 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.Philips BR-30 Hue Starter Pack Bonus Kit, 1st Gener
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Top 10 Ways to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning Whether you just don’t have air conditioning, don’t want to fire it up just yet, or want to save money on energy, there are lots of ways to keep cool as the mercury rises. Here are some good ones.10. Drink Lots of WaterNo one likes sitting around being hot and sweaty and gross, and the first step to mitigating that is simple: Keep your body temperature down. And the most effective way to do that i
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Syria conflict: Russian air strikes target Aleppo rebels Russian and Syrian planes pound Syria’s second-city of Aleppo in a night of strikes on the besieged rebel-held areas.
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G-BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Boombox iLounge named G-Project’s G-BOOM Bluetooth boombox �Speaker of the Year� in 2013, which I’m pretty sure is the audio equipment equivalent of Time giving Pope Francis Man of the Year. It’s a pretty damn awesome and powerful boombox. Though not the smallest of speakers, the G-BOOM is still portable and, with its rugged black case, stands sturdy during tailgating, park, and general outdoor use. G-Pro
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Humanity’s Unwitting Alien Enslavement Has Never Looked More Adorable Truck Torrence, better known as 100% Soft, has made a career of taking icons of pop culture and making them unbelievably, almost excruciatingly cute. After all, he’s the guy who made the Star Wars emoji that broke the internet that one time. But his homage to They Live may be his finest (and most adorable) work yet.Read more…
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This app teaches people a Midwestern accent Want to learn to talk like you’re from Kansas? Pick up Elsa Speak. It’s an app that uses machine learning to teach the pronunciation of a Midwestern accent. ”We chose a Midwestern accent because we talked to a lot of speech therapists and they said this is the most commonly understood accent that people should learn,” Elsa founder Vu Van told VentureBeat. Using machine learning, Van plans to exten
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Mais Oui! France wants all of your startups This week, French Tech, an organization dedicated to promoting innovation and technology in France, introduced its second global competition, with the goal of bringing the best tech entrepreneurs to France. The competition is called French Tech Ticket, and it is offered to non-French entrepreneurs from across the globe that might be interested in living in France for a year, with the purpose of d
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Smart buttons from Kwik want to give Amazon Dash a run for its money Press a button, receive your heart’s desires. That’s been the guiding principle behind the increasingly popular Amazon Dash Buttons, which have made shopping almost painfully easy. But staying dominant in the space may not be as easy for Amazon now that Kwik has raised $3 million to give the online retail giant a run for its money, especially in the form of buttons-based buying. The Tel Aviv-based
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Windows makes classics like WordPad, Fax and Scan, Character Map and XPS Viewer available for Insiders With its introduction of the Desktop App Converter tool last March, Microsoft let developers convert their Win32 and .Net apps to modern desktop apps. And just yesterday, the software giant brought a series of classic programs to the Windows store through the tool, also known as Project Centennial. As of Friday, WordPad, Windows Fax and Scan, XPS Viewer and the Microsoft Character Map became avail
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Hang Everything In Style With the Lift Life can be too busy sometimes. When that is the case, you should probably turn to the Lift hook. The Lift is a smart and elegant way to help you do the impossible: declutter your life. Simply put, it is a small, subtle and effective wall hook which can hold a seriously diverse amount of items. Whether you need to store […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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China launches new generation space rocket China has launched its new generation Long March-7 carrier rocker into space, transporting cargo for the country’s planned space station.
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UPDATED: For your eyes only: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 reportedly includes an iris scanner Cross out Samsung Galaxy Note 6 with your S-Pen and jot down the new name: Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It’s reportedly launching in a month along with a brand new biometric feature.The Note 6-skipping name is so future-forward that it’ll include an iris scanner, according to notable phone leaker Evan Blass. If true, this will allow you to unlock the new Android phone with your eyes.The Galaxy Note 7 na
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Seoul’s new traffic signs warn of the dangers of texting while walking  The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced traffic and pedestrian signs alerting the danger of using smartphones while walking on the street, soon to be installed in five areas of the South Korean capital. The safety campaign, implemented together with the National Police Agency, specifically targets kids, teenagers and young adults, the main users of smartphones in the country. “The… Read More
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Weekend Workshop: End backyard buzzing with a mosquito trap made from a tire 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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The Oliver by Matter is the crockpot of the 21st century For a generation that was raised to move fast, it’s widely accepted that the best way to prepare food is slow. And now, there’s a new 21st century cooking device that hearkens back to days of yore; or at least, the 20th century. Meet the Oliver, a new slow cooker from San Francisco designers at Matter. But don’t worry — just because this type of device was invented in the 1950s, it doesn’t mean th
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What Was Going On With Earth’s Magnetic Field A Billion Years Ago? We know about our North and South poles, but what about an East, West, or slightly-to-the-left pole? According to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters, around 1 billion years ago, that might have been a possibility.Read more…
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Biometric Bedside Safe offers peace of mind A safe is a safe, or so many of us think. While most of us do happen to have some sort of valuables in the home that we would like to ensure that they remain safe and sound while we are not in, perhaps a safe deposit box at the bank or vault would be a better option. Having said that, depending on how valuable a particular item is, we would then pick and choose a corresponding safe – even if it we
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Report Confirms Dangerous Lead Levels in Children During Flint Water Crisis Photo: APLead levels that shoot above 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood in children under the age of six are considered dangerous and can inhibit the child’s growth and cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems. A report released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday found the odds of a young child living in Flint Michigan contracting such high levels of lead in th
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Intel Disrupted: Why large companies find it difficult to innovate, and what they can do about it GUEST: In the 21st century, it’s hard for large corporations to create disruptive breakthroughs. Disruptive innovations are coming from startups – Telsa for automobiles, Uber for taxis, Airbnb for hotel rentals, Netflix for video rentals, and Facebook for media. What’s holding large companies back? Four things: 1. First, companies bought into the false premise that they exist to maximize sharehold
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Gadget Thirst Trap: the Impossible I-1, a pooping vacuum, and future ‘Matrix’ sunglasses Hello, world! Welcome to my first weekly installation of Gadget Thirst Trap, the website edition. Some of you might know that I publish a Snapchat show every Friday under the same name. (Watch it!! Learn how to use Snapchat if you don’t know how yet!!) In it, I show you three gadgets from this past week that’ll make you super thirsty. Confused? Don’t be! Let me show you what I mean. Here are this
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In Defense of Squeeks, Michael Bay’s Goofy-Ass New Transformer This past Thursday , director Michael Bay introduced a new robot that will be joining his upcoming Transformers movie, The Last Knight. Some fans were quite upset at the addition of this tiny, goofy-looking Autobot to the Transformer movie pantheon, and I have a question for those fans: Really? (I also have a follow-up question: Really?!)Read more…
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‘Dark hydrogen’: Scientists recreate 3rd form of element likely found on Jupiter By successfully forcing hydrogen into a state between metal and gas, scientists have developed ‘dark hydrogen’, a third form of the gas which they believe occurs naturally on Jupiter. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Petition calling for UK to hold 2nd EU referendum soars past 2mn signatures Two days after voting ‘out’ of the European Union, over 2 million Brits have signed a petition calling for a second vote, as many feel dissatisfied with the outcome of the referendum. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Erdogan calls for swift removal of Trump name from Istanbul Towers over The Donald’s ‘Islamophobia’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for the immediate removal of the ‘Trump’ name from the Trump Towers Istanbul due to the likely Republican presidential nominee’s anti-Muslim rhetoric. Read Full Article at RT.com
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