Indistinguishable from Magic 7/24

Indistinguishable from Magic 7/24
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Digital Trends 15
5 songs you need to stream this week: MGMT, Jamila Woods and more Every week, there are hundreds of thousands of new songs hitting the airwaves. It’s too much for just your two ears to handle. With all those options, you can’t be wasting your time on tracks worthy of a thumbs down click. But don’t worry, we’re going to save you the hassle. We listen to some of the most-hyped and interesting songs each week, and tell you which are worthy of your precious listeni
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Slashdot 60
Maximizing Economic Output With Linear Programming…and Communism Slashdot reader mkwan writes: Economies are just a collection of processes that convert raw materials and labour into useful goods and services. By representing these processes as a series of equations and solving a humongous linear programming problem, it should be possible to maximize an economy’s GDP. The catch? The economy needs to go communist. “[P]oorest members would receive a basic in
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Techbargains.com 2
TaoTronics 1080p Wide Angle G-Sensor Car Dash Cam $62.99 TaoTronics 1080p Wide Angle G-Sensor Car Dash Cam $62.99
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DudeIWantThat.com 9
Grafton Pen The Grafton is a pen from Everyman. And it’s an everyman pen. Engineered, but not overly so, stylish but not flashy. It’s machined from sturdy anodized aluminum and has a heavy-duty bolt-on clip for latching it to pockets and belts. At just 1 ounce, the Grafton is also light enough to tuck behind your ear. Grafton pens hold either Pilot G2 or Fisher Space Pen refills and come in Black or Silver.
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Big Think 300+
History’s First Terrorists Modern terrorism has roots in a mythical sect of assassins from the time of the Crusades. Read More
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BBC News – World 95
Tim Kaine: Hillary Clinton unveils running mate Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton formally introduces her presidential running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.
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VentureBeat 19
How the Sequel game character bot platform will drive believable conversations with players When Facebook unveiled its chat bot platform for Messenger in April , Omar Siddiqui felt like a new industry was born. His company, Kiwi, adapted a platform called Sequel to create conversation game character bots to interact with game characters. The San Francisco company made its platform available to other developers, and thousands are now playing around with how to make characters come alive
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Gizmodo 100+
Somebody Tested How a Centipede Moves Because Of Course They Did Image: Shutterstock Look, I didn’t want to write this. Centipedes have too many legs and they move so quickly and it’s all just fucking nasty and wrong. However, how these disgusting creatures move is of interest to scientists, including some at Kyoto University who used computer simulations and robotics to delve into this strange movement. With so many legs, why does it move from side to side? T
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ArchDaily 500+
Rolka Studio Fuses Music and Nature in Winning Conservatory Design Courtesy of Rolka Studio Rolka Studio have unveiled their winning proposal for the Mevaseret Zion Conservatory in Israel . A joint venture of the local council of Mevaseret Zion , the Israeli Architects Association and the Musicon Association, the competition sought a design that integrated the urban and natural borders of the site with the unique musical program. The judges commented that it was
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RT – Daily news 500+
The Life of Pablo: WikiLeaks makes internet hero out of unruly former DNC employee Every crew needs a wildcard and the DNC got theirs in Pablo Manriquez. The latest WikiLeaks release has revealed the former broadcast media director for the Democratic organization to be disruptive and insubordinate – and a whole lot of fun. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT – Daily news 100+
Who knew iron filings and magnets could be so creepy? (VIDEO) Nordic dramas are known for their dark and dreary undertones and it seems this can be easily emulated with iron filings and magnets. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Verge 200+
Chuck Wendig’s final Aftermath novel will help set up The Force Awakens Since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens , Chuck Wendig has been working to explore the post- Return of the Jedi era with his Aftermath trilogy. During the Star Wars publishing panel at San Diego Comic-Con, he dropped a few cryptic hints as to what we can expect in the trilogy’s final installment, Aftermath: Empire’s End, and how it ties into the new films. During the panel, Wendig told
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The Verge 200+
Honoring Spock: Adam Nimoy on his father’s legacy at Star Trek’s 50th anniversary Leonard Nimoy was so familiar that you’ve probably seen his legacy, even if you never watched an episode of the original Star Trek . In Spock, he created the prototypical Vulcan, logical and detached to a fault, but also full of deep and complex emotion — particularly toward his friend, Captain James T. Kirk. He created the Vulcan salute, and made the word “fascinating” a cultural touchstone. But
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National Geographic News 6K
How to See ‘Star Trek’ Worlds in the Night Sky
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National Geographic News 31K
Meet the Animal That Lives for 11,000 Years We live an average of 71 years—a drop in the bucket compared with some of nature’s life spans.
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Gizmodo 1K
Sound Art Shows You What Musical Notes Actually Look Like All images: Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown Sound is something of an ephemeral phenomenon, existing in the moment that vibrations travel through the air. Those vibrations also exhibit distinct patterns, depending on frequency, which can be visualized by scattering a fine dust over a vibrating plate . This was the inspiration for Resonantia , an album whose catalog features photographs that captur
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VentureBeat 400+
Meet Israel’s new cybersecurity hub GUEST: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv may be the most well known Israeli cities, but a new one is quickly gaining international acclaim. An ancient-made-modern city in southern Israel, Be’er Sheva, has become the center of Start-Up Nation’s quickly growing cybersecurity arm. A major push by the government and private sector has transformed the desert town into a high-tech center with a special emphasis o
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Digital Trends 59
Another Chrysler recall — what it is and what to do Do you own one of these recalled cars? Most car manufacturers need to issue recalls now and then, but it seems that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is getting more than its share. The most recent recall is for 410,000 vehicles with potential problems with wiring harnesses, according to SlashGear . The result of the issue can be a sudden loss of propulsion. Thankfully, no crashes or injuries related to
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Slashdot 200+
Almost Half Of All TSA Employees Have Been Cited For Misconduct Slashdot reader schwit1 writes: Almost half of all TSA employees have been cited for misconduct, and the citations have increased by almost 30 percent since 2013… It also appears that the TSA has been reducing the sanctions it has been giving out for this bad behavior. Throughout the U.S., the airport security group “has instead sought to treat the misconduct with ‘more counseling and lette
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Everyday Carry 9
ARKTYPE Paracord Magnet Keychain submitted by Bernard Capulong Keychains aren’t exactly the most glamorous EDC staples, so how do you make one that’s exciting? It’s simple. Take cutting-edge hardware and the strongest materials, then roll them up into a clever, utility-driven design. That’s what San Francisco-based ARKTYPE’s doing with its PMK, or Paracord Magnet Keychain. The PMK starts with a heavy-duty, stainless steel snap s
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TechCrunch 500+
The assimilation of robots into the workforce as peers, not replacements One might ask why we would ever want to create robots that can do human work when we have so many people who need jobs. The goal of robotics should not be to replace humans with robots, but rather to improve productivity and safety, removing humans from harm’s way and enabling them to focus on things that humans should be doing. Read More
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Techbargains.com 2
Wagner Spray Tech Flexio Indoor & Outdoor Hand-Held Paint Sprayer $81.09 Wagner Spray Tech Flexio Indoor & Outdoor Hand-Held Paint Sprayer $81.09
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Fast Company 100+
How Instagram’s Head Engineer Is Using Quantum Mechanics To Manage His Team James Everingham’s passion for physics predated his management role at Instagram. Here’s how he’s brought one to bear on the other. I didn’t intend to go into computer science, and I definitely didn’t expect to become a manager. Instead, I started out thinking I’d be a laboratory scientist. In college, this led me to astronomy and physics, which prompted me to start writing software. And while th
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RT – Daily news 400+
N. Korea’s ‘biggest military project’ readying to churn out new & bigger ballistic subs North Korea is set for an upgrade of its ballistic missile capability, as latest photos reveal progress on its dockyards, which will be able to assemble and house bigger, newer submarines. The country conducted an underwater missile launch earlier this month. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Digital Trends 42
Pigeons doing canary duty to detect lead levels in NYC neighborhoods Pigeons in New York City are like seagulls at the beach or ants at a picnic — you don’t have to like their presence, but they’re always going to be there. But it turns out that pigeons can provide a beneficial service to humankind, especially children. Pigeons and children who live in the same neighborhood have similar levels of lead in their bloodstream, as reported by ExtremeTech . UC Davis ass
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 15
ACLU praises new Illinois limits on cellphone surveillance A new Illinois law limits how police can use devices that cast a wide net in gathering cellphone data and are at the center of a lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department.
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Mashable 100+
Leaked video reveals lightning fast Samsung Galaxy Note 7 eye scanner So much for secrets. Ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 announcement event on Aug. 2 , we now have our first look at how the smartphone’s iris scanner will work. In a video posted to YouTube (and originally published on China’s Weibo ), we can see the phone detect a person’s eyes and then instantly unlock the screen. SEE ALSO: See the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in all its glory I had to rewatch it a cou
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 1K
Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her “digital attic”—a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college.
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VentureBeat 57
Chatbots will take over customer service? Not so fast GUEST: The artificial intelligence (A.I.) race is on, as the major tech companies offer to help save consumers valuable time with a new wave of virtual assistants and bots. On a weekly basis, I receive multiple sales emails from chatbot companies trying to sell me bots for marketing and customer service. Allegedly, more than 285,000 chatbots have been created by various bot studios around the glo
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ReadWrite 9
Navigant four-fold sensor market growth through 2025 According to a new report from Navigant, the revenue from wireless sensors is estimated to increase from $188.2 million in 2016 to $745.2 million by 2025. As operational technologies and information meet, sensors have begun to play an important role in directing smart building solutions that can offer insight through data-driven tools. Wireless connectivity improves these sensor abilities by prov
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Man of Many 4
An Illustrated Guide to Fries by Blake Lingle How good are fries! Don’t answer that; it’s a rhetorical question. Fries are amazing, versatile, a delicious snack and the perfect side dish for almost every meal. Blake Lingle, whose fries were recently voted the best in America by the U.S. News & World Report has written a book about them that explores the history of fries and confirms their […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Scientific American 12
Frigatebird Flights Last Months Great frigatebirds may stay in flight for up to two months, eating and sleeping on the wing. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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DudeIWantThat.com 12
Dual Action Beard Comb & Protective Sleeve Dual. Action. Teeth. Bad for manscaping (and other below-the-belt activities), good for beard grooming. And as wedding season hits full swing and hipster facial hair a 21st century high, Huntsman Beard’s Dual Action Beard Comb with leather sleeve could be your best bet for a groomsmen gift before the ceremony, or a means of keeping your follicles in check, even after breakin’ to “Get Low,&qu
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Lifehacker 75
Make Nostalgic, Better Tasting “Hot Pockets” With Frozen Roti As someone who grew up mostly in the 90’s, I am no stranger to the Hot Pocket. I would love to tell you that I’ve grown out of them completely, but every once in a while I am hit with a nostalgic craving for the microwavable, pepperoni-packed bread vessel. You could pop into the frozen section of your grocery, or you could make your own, better tasting version (and control exactly what goes into
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Techbargains.com 2
Samsung HW-K360 2.1ch 130W Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer $139.99 Samsung HW-K360 2.1ch 130W Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer $139.99
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RT – Daily news 200+
Chicken as*holes and daddy vibes: The most bizarre #DNCleaks revelations The DNC offices are never dull, judging by the latest email leaks which reveal a workplace where questionable chicken parts are eaten for lunch, morbid jokes are made and speculation is circulated over who might be gay. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mashable 500+
Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton’s nomination at the party’s convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s former rival, Sen Bernie Sanders . Several emails posted by Wikileaks on its document disclosure website show DNC officials scoffing at Sander
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Engadget 500+
The ‘Station’ desk cradles your body and gut-punches your wallet Our computers have rapidly shrunk from room-size behemoths to hulking desktops to the svelte laptops that now dominate modern offices. What haven’t changed much are the tables and chairs that the computers (and we) sit on. A new integrated workspace from the Altwork company, appropriately named the Station, has been designed to replace both pieces of furniture while giving you more flexibility in
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Digital Trends 11
Is your PC feeling its age? These upgrades can give it new life PC sales are down more or less across the board. That’s not necessarily a bad thing (unless you happen to be a PC manufacturer, of course). The truth is that almost any Windows machine sold in the last five years can handle surfing the web, checking email, and even streaming high-resolution video. Depending on the hardware, it might even be able to handle some recent games as well. There are very
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Slashdot 22
Google Tests Ads That Load Faster and Use Less Power Slashdot reader Big Hairy Ian quotes a report from the BBC: Google says it has found a way to make ads load faster on web pages viewed on smartphones and tablets. The company said the ads would also be less taxing on the handsets’ processors, meaning their batteries should last longer. The technique is based on work it has already done to make news publishers’ articles load more quickly. But it is
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 59
Mice survive brain cancer tumors lacking key surface proteins A new scientific study has characterized a checkpoint protein that allows certain brain tumor cells to avoid the immune system.
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TechCrunch 2K
NASA releases new video showing the globe age one year Last year around this time, NASA released the first image of Earth taken by the EPIC camera on the DSCOVR satellite. Since then, that camera has captured a full year of our planet from its location at Lagrange Point 1 about one million miles away. Compiling over 3,000 images, NASA put together a video showing a sunlit Earth age one full year. EPIC takes at least one set of images… Read More
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 20
Similarities unite three distinct gene mutations of Treacher Collins syndrome Scientists have reported a detailed description of how function-impairing mutations in polr1c and polr1d genes cause Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), a rare congenital craniofacial development disorder that affects an estimated one in 50,000 live births.
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ArchDaily 4
Video: The Pool – The Australian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture In this interview, presented in collaboration with PLANE—SITE , the creative directors of the Australian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale discuss the motivation and execution of their design, “The Pool.” In the short clip, Amelia Holliday, Isabelle Toland and Michelle Tabet provide insight into the cultural relevance of the pool within the Australian built environment and the emotio
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Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingInhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 9
Upcycled Sony headphone wires create fashionable travel accessories Usually, broken headphones just end up in the trash — but a new collaboration between Sony and London fashion label Auria aims to change that. The two brands recently debuted the world’s first line of travel accessories created from discarded headphone wires. The new collection features colorful passport covers, sunglasses cases, beach totes, smartphone cases, and even colorful flip-flops. READ M
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Lifehacker 52
Conquer Your First Rope Climb With These Intermediary Exercises If you’re training for an obstacle race of some sort, then you’ll likely need to climb a tall rope. Climbing a rope, like the pull-up or push-up, can be worked on, one exercise at a time. Here are the exercises that’ll prepare you for rope climbing and more. http://vitals.lifehacker.com/work-your-way-… When you break down the rope climb, you primarily need two things: strong grip strength and arm
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Lifehacker 300+
Google Will Now Tell You How to Register to Vote In Your State We recently put together a guide helping you figure out how to register to vote . If that’s still too complex, however, Google’s making it even easier. Simply search “how to register to vote” and Google will tell you how to do it in your state. The new feature, currently live in Google searches on mobile and the web, will show you where you can register to vote online, as well as instructions for
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RT – Daily news 500+
Munich shooter was ‘bullied’ in school, obsessed with mass shootings The gunman who shot dead nine people and injured at least 27 others in a Munich shopping mall may have been bullied by peers in school, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said. He was also obsessed with mass shootings, according to local media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT – Daily news 100+
‘It’s grossly unfair to punish innocent people’: Sporting community shows sympathy for banned Russia Following the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to uphold a ban on the Russian track and field team from the upcoming Rio Olympics, many members of the sporting community have condemned the decision. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT – Daily news 500+
US-led coalition chiefs put troops at risk by failing to share data – Russian MoD The responsibility for US-led coalition special forces being present in areas targeted by Russian airstrikes in Syria lies on their top commanders, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said. It also urged Western partners to disclose the location of moderate opposition units. Read Full Article at RT.com
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SlashGear 14
Beyond Ink Pen Review: Stylus, storage, and battery in one Is there a reviled-to-riches story quite like that of the stylus? Once a mainstay of smartphones, only to be made a laughing-stock by Steve Jobs and then, ironically, rebooted as the Apple Pencil, the humble pen has been on a peripheral rollercoaster. Enter, then, Beyond Ink’s take on the stylus, part smartphone peripheral, part James Bond-esque gadget. $70 seems a … Continue reading
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Top stories – France 24 15
Clinton presents running mate Kaine as antithesis of Trump Hillary Clinton showed off her freshly picked running mate Tim Kaine Saturday and praised him as the antithesis of the Republican presidential ticket led by Donald Trump.
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Ars Technica 100+
Federal regulators says car makers “cannot wait for perfect” on automation (credit: Ford Motor Company ) On Friday, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Mark Rosekind told an audience in Detroit, Michigan that car makers “cannot wait for perfect” when it comes to developing and deploying self-driving car technology. The Wall Street Journal reported that Rosekind said automation would “save people’s lives” in a time when auto fatalities have
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 26
Parasite proteins prompt immune system to fight off ovarian tumors in mice Scientists identified the specific proteins secreted by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that cause the immune system in mice to attack established ovarian tumors.
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 200+
Plant compounds give ‘1-2’ punch to colon cancer A preliminary cell study finds combining curcumin, the active ingredient in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin, a component of milk thistle, inhibited the spread of colon cancer cells and increased cancer cell death.
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 22
Vaccine strategy induces antibodies that can target multiple influenza viruses Scientists have identified three types of vaccine-induced antibodies that can neutralize diverse strains of influenza virus that infect humans. The discovery will help guide development of a universal influenza vaccine.
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VentureBeat 17
An open letter to the new Federal CISO GUEST: In February of 2016, President Obama released his Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) and with it announced the creation of a new federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Though the job has not yet been filled ( job post is here ), I thought the new CISO might appreciate some advice from private industry on the importance of the human element to cybersecurity once he or she
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Dezeen 28
Rugged flint walls contrast dark cedar gables of House 19 by Jestico and Whiles Dark-stained cedar gables contrast with knapped flint walls at this English countryside house, designed by London-based Jestico and Whiles for one of the firm’s directors (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 9
Physicists revisit spin-bowling puzzle: How cricket spin bowlers do it Spin bowlers in cricket are masters at making the ball loop slowly through the air to confuse batsmen. Legends of the game know the magic combinations of top-spin, side-spin and off-spin necessary to fool the opposition, but some clever calculations by physicists in Australia could help to share this knowledge with a wider audience.
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designboom 100+
dor carmon design studio’s light-hearted tweet folding peeler for OTOTO first in a series of products for the company, ‘tweet’ communicates OTOTO’s novel approach, resulting in an approachable and functional kitchen tool. The post dor carmon design studio’s light-hearted tweet folding peeler for OTOTO appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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RT – Daily news 500+
Turkey detains key aide to US-based ‘coup mastermind’ Gulen Turkey’s authorities have detained the “right hand” of US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, who President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused of masterminding the failed coup attempt, a presidency official said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Digital Trends 40
KickassTorrents meets its maker, alleged founder arrested by U.S. government The on-again, off-again top torrent site KickassTorrents has been shut down — maybe for good this time — after the U.S. government arrested alleged founder Artem Vaulin in Poland last week. In addition to seizing domain names associated with the site, U.S. authorities charged Vaulin with one count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, one count of conspiracy to commit money lau
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Digital Trends 21
Weekend Workshop: Survive The Wasteland with these ‘Fallout’ DIY Nuka-Cola caps 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, an
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Digital Trends 59
Robot grillmaster feeds and delights party of German bratwurst lovers Tired of leaning over a hot grill while your guests are having fun? Maybe you need a robot to take over grillmaster duties. The FZI Research Center at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology hooked up a robot with a couple tablets, a gas grill, and some sausages and plates, and put it to work at a party in Berlin, as reported by Quartz . To assemble the Bratwurst Bot the team used a standard roboti
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TechRadar: All latest feeds 26
Interview: ‘Razer’s Switchblade UI was ahead of its time, and we want to evolve it’ Introduction Razer has had a busy year. After getting off to a pretty much perfect start by winning the ‘Best in CES’ award for the sixth time in a row, the California, US-based gaming hardware company wasted no time in unveiling the Razer Blade Stealth . Arguably the company’s best designed (and sleekest) gaming laptop to date, the innovative machine connects to an external GPU enclosure called
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WIRED 51
The 16 Hottest New Fandom Nicknames at Comic-Con There’s more to this world than just Trekkers and Whovians, you know. The post The 16 Hottest New Fandom Nicknames at Comic-Con appeared first on WIRED .
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Lifehacker 300+
Stream Music from a Record Player to Any Computer In the House With a Raspberry Pi Have some vinyl you want to listen to anywhere in the house? The folks over at Mozilla (yes, that Mozilla ) wanted to find a way to get one record player to stream audio throughout the entire office. Their solution was a Raspberry Pi. You’ll need a record player with a USB port for this to work. Essentially, the record player connected to the Pi, then goes into Icecast , which streams the audio o
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Mashable 64
Original ‘All That’ cast share silly memories at Comic-Con panel Here’s a great ‘90s Nickelodeon survival tip: If you’re going to get slimed, lean back, because you do not want that green stuff sliding down your butt – there’s no traction. That nugget of knowledge comes from All That original cast member Lori Beth Denberg during an All That reunion panel at Comic-Con Saturday afternoon. Denberg was joined by fellow cast members Josh Server, Danny Tamberelli, a
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Man of Many 4
Stock Watches Simplify the Act of Keeping Time Stock is simplifying the act of keeping time. Watch faces are overcrowded with all the extra arms and numbers that tell obvious details such as the weather when all you really want to know is the time. Stock has done away with all the unnecessary bells and whistles to focus on the time. That’s not to say Stock’s watches are […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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VentureBeat 500+
10 jobs that A.I. and chatbots are poised to eventually replace GUEST: If you’re a web designer, you’ve been warned. Now there is an A.I. that can do your job. Customers can direct exactly how their new website should look. Fancy something more colorful? You got it. Less quirky and more professional? Done. This A.I. is still in a limited beta but it is coming. It’s called The Grid and it came out of nowhere. It makes you feel like you are interacting with a h
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Gizmodo 5K
Vapes Are Banned At the Democratic Convention, Welcome to Hillary’s America A customer purchases an e-cig at an electronic cigarette store in Miami in 2014 (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Are you going to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this coming week? Well, prepare to have your liberties destroyed. The LIE-berals have banned all vape products from the convention floor. First the Democrats took away all our guns, and now they want to take away all our e-ci
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Next Big Future 14
Tricking machine vision and image recognition Machines now outperform humans in face recognition and object recognition and are in the process of revolutionizing numerous vision-based tasks such as driving, security monitoring, and so on. Machine vision is now superhuman. These modified pictures are called adversarial images, and they are a significant threat. “An adversarial example for the face recognition domain might consist of very subt
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Motherboard 100+
Most Wanted Kenyan Ivory Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years in Jail In April at Nairobi National Park, Uhuru Kenyatta lit a tray of fuel and started a fire . The Kenyan president and several thousand onlookers watched as 1.35 tons of ivory and rhino horns were slowly enveloped by flames, erupting into the biggest burn of its kind in history. Kenyatta was trying to send a message. His country’s elephants and other endangered mammals are worth more alive. The horns
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Mashable 100+
Report: Apple Watch sales have fallen 55% since launch, but don’t panic The Apple Watch is flopping big time, according to the latest report from market research and analysis firm IDC. The firm’s latest findings indicate Apple Watch sales were down 55 percent in Q2 of this year compared to the same period last year, when the smartwatch launched. SEE ALSO: ‘Final Fantasy’ maker is developing a role-playing game just for Apple Watch Meanwhile, smartwatch sales from com
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Ars Technica 100+
Join Starfleet Academy at New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Our trip through the academy, Star Trek history, and “artifacts” (not “props”!). Shot and edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum here in sweltering New York City has a new Star Trek exhibition running through until the end of October: the Starfleet Academy Experience . As a cadet at the academy, a wide range of interactive exhibit
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Digital Trends 34
Oh, to live like Wallace and Gromit: Seven fictional smart homes we wish existed Do you have an Amazon Echo? How about some smart light bulbs or a Nest thermostat? While many homes are starting to use smart technology to automate basic tasks, the modern house is still pretty primitive compared to its cinematic counterparts. Related: How Bill Gates’ 1997 house set the stage for modern smart homes Smart-home technology has been featured in dozens of movies and television shows
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Slashdot 43
‘High-Risk Vulnerabilities’ In Oracle File-Processing SDKs Affect Major Third-Party Products itwbennett writes: “Seventeen high-risk vulnerabilities out of the 276 flaws fixed by Oracle Tuesday affect products from third-party software vendors,” writes Lucian Constantin on CSOonline. The vulnerabilities, which were found by researchers from Cisco’s Talos team, are in the Oracle Outside In Technology (OIT), a collection of SDKs that are used in third-party products, including Mic
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BBC News – World 72
Pavel Sheremet: Murdered journalist buried in Belarus Hundreds of mourners attend the funeral of prominent investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed by a car bomb in Ukraine on Wednesday.
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Engadget 1K
Google Play starts showing apps’ actual download sizes Google Play now displays the actual storage space a whole app or an upgrade will take up, so you don’t accidentally download anything too big. If an update is only 2.91MB, it will show that exact figure right there in each app’s detail box. That will give you the chance to reconsider your download or to free up some space before getting a particularly large game or VR experience. Besides displayi
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Next Big Future 21
Regulators know how bad human driving is and will push ahead with imperfect automated driving On Friday, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Mark Rosekind told an audience in Detroit, Michigan that car makers “cannot wait for perfect” when it comes to developing and deploying self-driving car technology. The Wall Street Journal reported that Rosekind said automation would “save people’s lives” in a time when auto fatalities have been up 8 percent since 2014.
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TechCrunch 200+
Building as a modular gadget Researchers and companies have been exploring new ways to improve buildings through analytics software, prefabrication, connected devices, new materials and construction automation. It’s striking that most of these efforts are trying to patch problems within the legacy framework of “permanent” construction. Could it be that the one thing that is taken for granted is the… Read More
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Lifehacker 500+
How Free-to-Play Games Like Pokémon Go Actually Make Money Many of the world’s most popular games are free-to-play, yet they still manage to make a ton of money. Here’s a simple explanation of how they work, and why they’re able to get people to for over their cash for something that’s technically 100% free. This video from the Vox YouTube channel explains the complicated world of “freemium” games and their business models. These games are using the fund
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RT – Daily news 100+
‘Never been more elusive’: Social media users call for peace after Kabul attack Following the death of at least 80 people in a terrorist attack in Kabul, social media has been alight with both messages of sympathy as well as a critique of the lack of coverage the attack had received in mainstream media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sorry, you can’t attach guns and flamethrowers to your drone If you were thinking that the FAA doesn’t really have a say in what you do with drones, you can kiss that thought goodbye. At the U.S. district court in Connecticut, a federal judge ruled against drone pilot Austin Haughwot and his father Bret in this matter. The Haughwots’ attorney argued that the Federal Aviation Authority has no authority to regulate drones, according to Ars Technica . The rul
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New 7 Tesla MRI coil offers higher resolution, shorter scan time Researchers have developed a high-temperature superconducting coil that allows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to produce higher resolution images or acquire images in a shorter time than when using conventional coils. Wosik, a principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH, said test results show the new technology can reveal brain structures that aren’t easily
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Highway ban squeezes lanes for China’s self-driving car industry In a potential setback for China’s accelerating autonomous vehicle industry, the government has banned such cars from testing on the nation’s highways. A Bloomberg report via Motortrend that revealed Chinese automobile regulators decided to block self-driving cars from undergoing tests on public highways. The report found that Chinese auto authorities are collaborating with police to develop regu
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Scientists Explain All Your Dumb Hiring Decisions You’ve definitely heard of cognitive bias by now, but you might still be surprised how deep it can run. You probably don’t need a reminder of how much bad hires can hurt—but here’s one anyway: Some research suggests that each bad hire leaves employers with a monetized loss of over $50,000 in productivity. It’s also been estimated that replacing bad hires—especially those with specialized skills—c
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Turkey failed coup: Presidential guard to be disbanded Turkey’s elite presidential guard is to be disbanded after nearly 300 of its members were detained following last week’s failed coup.
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Election Update: Is Trump Getting A Convention Bump? Polls taken during and after the Republican National Convention, which concluded on Thursday in Cleveland, generally show Donald Trump continuing to gain ground on Hillary Clinton, making for a close national race. But it’s customary for candidates to receive a “bounce” in the polls after their convention. There’s not yet enough evidence to come to firm conclusions about the size of Trump’s conve
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‘RIGGED’: Trump slams DNC for ‘vicious plan to destroy’ Bernie exposed in WikiLeaks emails Donald Trump has piled in on the DNC, following damaging revelations of underhand tactics by the supposedly impartial committee against their own candidate Bernie Sanders. So far, Democrats have failed to respond to controversies raised by the leak. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turn Your Android Phone Into a Laptop For $99 With the Superbook An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: A company called Andromium is attempting to harness the processing power of your Android smartphone and turn it into a full fledged computer. The ‘Superbook’ consists of a 11.6-inch laptop shell, which you connect to your phone via a USB Micro-B or Type-C cable, and run the Andromium OS application (currently in beta, but available in the Play Store)… The lea
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16-Bit Sonic is back, and he’s looking cooler than ever Sonic the Hedgehog is back, and this time around, he’s returned to his glorious 16-bit form. During a San Diego Comic-Con panel, Sega announced Sonic Mania , a new 2D sonic game that could be exactly what fans have been waiting for. Related: Get your ’90s on with these Star Fox and Sonic deals The game is being developed by Sega of America in collaboration with PagodaWest Games, along with Christ
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China will expand to eight vertical and eight horizontal high speed rail lines by 2025 China will expand its railway network to 150,000 km (93,200 miles) by 2020, including 30,000 km of high-speed rail, the country’s top economic planner said on Wednesday. The plan will mean a 24 percent increase in the length of China’s railway network from 2015 and a 58 percent expansion in high-speed rail. The government will encourage state-owned China Railway Corp to expand bond issuance to fi
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This Week’s Top Downloads Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week. Sunshine, the Gorgeous iOS Weather App, Is Now Out on Android Android/iOS: It’s hard to stand out as a weather app, but darn it if Sunshine doesn’t pull it off. This app, formerly an iOS exclusive, has a beautiful view of your city with weather effects rivaling you
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Researchers reverse menopause and enable ovaries to release fertile eggs A team claims to have found a way to rejuvenate post-menopausal ovaries, enabling them to release fertile eggs. The team says its technique has restarted periods in menopausal women, including one who had not menstruated in five years. If the results hold up to wider scrutiny, the technique may boost declining fertility in older women, allow women with early menopause to get pregnant, and help st
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Manufacturer of explosives trace detection acquiring Flyboard Air creator which has envisions many flying platforms The Zapata technology platform is the safest, easiest, lightest, most maneuverable, and least expensive personal aviation system ever created. Capable of being operated with only 20 hours of flight training, or in fully autonomous mode with GPS guidance, ZAPATA’s proprietary balance methodology and algorithms are truly disruptive. ZAPATA’s technology and innovative products will unlock hundreds o
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Ohio judge jails attorney for wearing Black Lives Matter badge in court An attorney in Ohio has been sentenced to five days in jail after refusing to remove her Black Lives Matter pin at the request of the judge, who found it too political and provocative for the courtroom. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The solar system prepares for war in the first teaser for The Expanse’s second season The Expanse is one of the best science fiction shows on the Syfy channel since Battlestar Galactica, and we’ve been excited to see more of the show ever since the end of the first season. The cast and crew gathered at San Diego Comic-Con, where they gave us our first glimpse of what’s to come. The Syfy channel released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming second season, and it looks amazing.
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Airbnb hires team of former city mayors to serve on advisory board Following backlash from local governments regarding its operation in many cities, Airbnb is creating a team of former mayors to help navigate its challenges to find solutions. On Friday, the company announced an advisory council made up of four former mayors from Houston, Philadelphia, Rome, and Adelaide, Australia, Bloomberg reported , and “hopes to add more mayors, especially from Asia, Latin A
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5 psychological rules you should follow when building a bot GUEST: B.J. Fogg is a behavioral scientist who has written extensively about how computer products influence people. He coined the term “Captology,” which is an acronym for computers as persuasive technologies . When people view a product as having a life, the computer system inside the product can leverage the principles of social influence to motivate and persuade. In his book, Persuasive Techn
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The Legends of the Hidden Temple Film Looks Like a Treasure Trove of ’90s Nickelodeon Nostalgia A movie where the all the weird things that made Legends a fun Nickelodeon game show—and the things made me tense and nervous for the contestants—are actually real? Sign me up. Sure, it’s a very obvious plot, but the trailer makes this movie looks like so much goofy fun. Just as long as at least one kid says, with utter reverence, “The Shrine of the Silver Monkey!” Read more…
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‘Open the border!’ Pro-refugee group tries to breach Greek-Turkish border cordon (VIDEO) Clashes broke out in the Greek town of Kastanies as dozens of pro-refugee protesters rallied against the fence set up at the Turkish border and attempted to breach police lines. Authorities resorted to stun grenades and tear gas to stop the unruly crowd. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Do We Need The Moto Z Smartphones’ New Add-On Modules? This week saw the release of the Moto Z Droid and Force Droid, new Android smartphones from Motorola and Lenovo with snap-on modules. Slashdot reader MojoKid writes that the Z Force Droid “is sheathed behind Moto ShatterShield technology making it virtually indestructible.” Motorola guarantees it not to crack or shatter if dropped… However, what’s truly standout are Moto Mods, which ar
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New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ trailer conjures good look at Congress – CNET The latest “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” trailer, released at Comic-Con, also offers a longer peek at Colin Farrell, who plays Percival Graves.
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Check out the new ship from Star Trek Discovery! San-Diego Comic Con 2016 was host to a 50th Anniversary Star Trek panel moderated by Bryan Fuller, the showrunner for the new Star Trek television show that will attempt to reboot the franchise […]
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Rippling Box | Huishan Transportation Center / YES Atelier © Hu Yijie Architects: YES Atelier Location: Wuxi, Jiangsu, China Architect In Charge: Zhang Yu Design Team: Yu Bin, Zhang Jin, Liu Rongwei Design Director: Yang Zheng Area: 7000.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Hu Yijie © Hu Yijie From the architect. Huishan Transportation Center and the earlier built high-speed railway station become the new center of Huishan District, which play a sig nif
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Algiers told us they want a robot to scratch their backs at Panorama Soulful southern rock band Algiers spent some time at The Verge lounge at Panorama yesterday, and we got the once-in-a-festival chance to pick their brains about gadgets and Justin Timberlake. They reminded us the NSA probably already knows everything about them, a health goth meme is always good for a laugh, and they’re looking for a nice pair of mesh denim jeans. I’m not sure what those would l
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How Much Energy Could We Really Harvest from an Earthquake? Earthquakes are among the most destructive phenomena human civilization contends with, obviously. For just a few seconds at a time, we’re forced to contend with the stirring of the very guts of our planet, with often grim results. The 2011 Tohoku earthquake , for example, killed nearly 16,000 people and displaced a quarter-million while moving the entire island of Japan nearly eight feet east. Th
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How Art404 turned Instagram into a massive, pop culture mural From a Netflix and chill-themed Airbnb pad to a Lana Del Rey song-title generator , Art404 puts out projects that are topical, powerful, and often hilarious. The New York-based startup (“artup”?) consists of four full-time members and a few outside collaborators who code, design, perform, and draw across various media. Micah Milner is the group’s graphic designer, responsible for the stunning @mi
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Scenes from Panorama, day 1: so hot, but so cool When we look back at the first day of the inaugural Panorama festival here in New York City, we’re going to remember one thing above all else: the heat. On a day when the temperature kept threatening to crack triple digits, the music flying off of each stage was the only thing that could keep the festival’s thousands of attendees cool. Major Lazer turned a typically quiet meadow into the site of
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Star Trek: Discovery Officially Takes Place in the Prime Universe In a packed panel during San Diego Comic-Con, the name of the new Star Trek series—which, in the grand tradition of Star Trek , is also the name of the ship—was revealed. In a press conference after the panel, executive producers Bryan Fuller and Heather Kadin gave just a few more details about the show. First off, Fuller answered the question of whether the Discovery , just revealed, was based o
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Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene It wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon. Los Angeles didn’t have much in terms of a real tech scene — and even San Francisco only had a few VCs or tech companies. Now, VC offices have sprung up in San Francisco, moving more of the investment energy up there. That great migration of companies and activity touches upon what is now… Read More
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Plume is Intelligent WiFi Plume aims to make routers obsolete. Let’s face it; routers aren’t that great. Their connection either drops mid-way through a streaming movie or their range doesn’t extend to the far reaches of your home. Plume is a series of small pods that move the router into the cloud. Simply count the number of rooms in your home and connect one […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Climate deniers just lost a major arguing point NASA study explains why two types of climate predictions don’t match
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Donald Trump Thinks Crime Is Out of Control, Hillary Clinton Thinks Gun Violence Is Growing. They’re Both Wrong. Remember that time that Republican presidential nominee talked about he was the “law and order” candidate who alone could take back the night from the non-existent legions of roving crime gangs and punks not seen since the 1979 movie The Warriors ? Well, he’s wrong. There is no big crime trend happening. Still boggled at the notion of crime as an electoral issue (chart ends at 2013, but
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A Pokémon Go bar crawl was one of the best events at Comic-Con If you were in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter last night, you couldn’t have missed the hordes of pokémon trainers walking around in the game’s distinctive red, yellow, and blue caps. Hundreds of people had come together just outside the convention center to drink and play Pokémon Go , as part of an unofficial bar crawl put together over Facebook. That Comic-Con would be taken over by Pokémon Go is p
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German military trains 100 refugees in civilian jobs to help rebuild Syria The German armed forces have launched a training program for Syrian refugees, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said. Some 100 people are currently mastering skills that could be useful in rebuilding Syria or even helping the Bundeswehr with civilian tasks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Behavioral activation as effective as CBT for depression, at lower cost A simple and inexpensive therapy is equally as effective at treating depression as the ‘gold standard’ of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a large-scale study has concluded.
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Yamaha YZF-R3 recalls address problems that increase the risk of a crash Listen up, Yamaha YZF-R3 owners: the tuning-fork badged manufacturer issued two recalls for its smallest sportbike earlier this week. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall includes 11,280 2015-2016 model year vehicles manufactured January 1, 2015 to April 15, 2016 . The first issue affects the transmission. As the NHTSA describes it: “The clutch pressure plat
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Phones Without Headphone Jacks Are Here… and They’re Extremely Annoying A few weeks ago, we had an intense discussion on what would happen if Apple’s next iPhone doesn’t have a headphone port — and what that means for the rest of the industry, as well as the pros and cons of ditching the legacy port. Over the past few months, we have seen many smartphone manufacturers launch new handsets that don’t have a headphone jack. Mashable has a report today in which it says t
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E-cigarette nicotine labels not always accurate A study found that 51 percent of labels on e-cigarette liquid nicotine containers from 16 North Dakota stores don’t accurately reflect the levels of nicotine found in the products. In one instance, actual nicotine levels were 172 percent higher than labeled. The majority of e-cigarette liquid containers also did not provide child-resistant packaging.
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Star Trek’s William Shatner on Leonard Nimoy: ‘He was my brother’ – CNET At San Diego Comic-Con, the man who played Captain Kirk opens up about his friendship with the man who played Mr. Spock.
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For whom the births (and worms) toll Studies of Bolivian forager-farmers shed light on costs of high birthrates, effects of pathogens on metabolism.
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Drug targeting BRAF mutation slows thyroid cancer, too Researchers found that treating metastatic thyroid cancer patients harboring a BRAF mutation with the targeted therapy vemurafenib — originally approved for melanoma patients with the mutation — showed promising anti-tumor activity in a third of patients.
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EU reduced to weak regional player unable to defend itself – Hungary’s Orban The deadly shooting rampage in Europe’s leading nation, Germany, is a sign that Britain’s exit from the EU has reduced the bloc to a weak regional player unable to achieve any goals or protect its citizens, Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Five Signs Your Daily Routine Needs A Revamp It’s fine to be a creature of habit, as long as you know when it’s time to kick a few habits and pick up some new ones. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a total creature of habit. I love predictability and stability. They help me to feel focused, organized, and on top of things. Read Full Story
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‘Gears of War 4’ will have plenty of PC-specific features The history of Microsoft-backed Xbox One games coming to the PC isn’t exactly stellar. When Remedy’s Quantum Break reached Windows , it was saddled with limitations that were partly dictated by the Universal Windows Platform’s own limits, such as frame rate issues and an overall lack of features. You shouldn’t run into those problems when Gears of War 4 rolls around, though. As part of a Eurogame
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Argentine ex-leader Cristina Fernandez ‘not afraid of jail’ Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she is not afraid of going to prison as a result of the corruption charges she faces.
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7 can’t-miss apps: Candid, Swiftmoji, Tinycards and more With Pokémon Go still setting records and new leaked images of what may be the next iPhone, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps. Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes a new app for anonymous sharing, an emoji prediction app and an app to help you book the cheapest airfare. SEE ALSO: A beginner’s guide: How to play ‘Pokémo
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Spain’s cash-strapped pensions system paid out €300mn to dead citizens in 1 year It turns out Spain does not always stop paying pensions to people who died and might spend as much as €300mn taxpayers’ money a year this way. An audit has found “holes and deficiencies” in the way authorities keep track of people’s deaths. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Watch beautiful bursts of plasma shoot from the sun in new NASA video A NASA spacecraft watching the sun has captured a new video of Earth’s nearest star burping out plasma. The video was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) from July 9 to 10 and shows the special machinations of the star’s complicated magnetic fields. SEE ALSO: The sun looks like it’s doing a somersault in this dizzying GIF from NASA In some ways, it looks like this is a video playe
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EU approves imports of genetically modified Monsanto soybeans The European Commission has approved the import and processing of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, after debates over glyphosate herbicide’s safety delayed the introduction of genetically modified soybean variety for months. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Can Iris-Scanning ID Systems Tell the Difference Between a Live and Dead Eye? the_newsbeagle writes: Iris scanning is increasingly being used for biometric identification because it’s fast, accurate, and relies on a body part that’s protected and doesn’t change over time. You may have seen such systems at a border crossing recently or at a high-security facility, and the Indian government is currently collecting iris scans from all its 1.2 billion citizens to enroll them in
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Apple stores picketed in China as part of anti-U.S. demonstrations (Reuters) – Apple found itself on the receiving end of a small, short-lived anti-U.S. protest this week in China, the tech firm’s biggest overseas market and a country where foreign firms have suffered damaging boycotts following international spats. A handful of unofficial Apple stores were picketed and social media users encouraged each other to destroy their Apple goods, in a rare instance of
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‘Big Bang Theory’ casts Katey Sagal, Jack McBrayer in long overdue roles in season 10 Two new faces will appear on the hit CBS show Big Bang Theory , as was confirmed during the CBS show’s Comic-Con panel. Katey Sagal ( Sons of Anarchy ) and Jack McBrayer ( 30 Rock ) will both make appearances in the season premiere episode, in two much-discussed but never seen roles. Sagal will play Penny’s (Kaley Cuoco’s) mom Susan, while McBrayer will play her mysterious and, judging from past
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul suicide bombing of peaceful protest KABUL, Afghanistan — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200, marking the first time the extremists have struck Kabul and raising fears of their growing strength and capability in Afghanistan. The attack was the deadliest to hit Kabul in 15 years of civ
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Recasting Silicon Valley’s role in society At Bloomberg’s recent technology confab in San Francisco, Marc Andreessen offered a vision for entrepreneurship, defining it as the ability to see how the world potentially could be, then inventing what is needed to change it. Herein lies the dilemma for Silicon Valley: The same questions that spur its entrepreneurs to remake the world are often the same questions that lead it into conflict. Read
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From Career Optimism To Unpaid Internships: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories This week’s top stories may help you prepare for the next decade’s workforce, rethink your standing desk, and harness your career envy. This week we learned what we still don’t know about standing desks and productivity, which fields have the most optimistic workers, and why unpaid internships’ legality is still an open question. Read Full Story
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New Zealand airport evacuated after ‘bomb message’ found on plane A bomb scare has forced the partial evacuation of the airport in Frankton, New Zealand, after a cleaner found a “message” about an explosive device on board a plane that landed in Queenstown Airport. Read Full Article at RT.com
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plans revealed to renovate seoul’s olympic gymnastic arena plans revealed to renovate seoul’s olympic gymnastic arena in collaboration with H architecture, HAEAHN has won a national competition to complete the renovation of the 1988 olympic gymnastics arena. as one of korea’s most prominent cultural performance venues, the building’s architecture, and its location within the olympic park, has a significant cultural importance. […] The post plans revealed
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How to Plan a Last-Minute Summer Vacation From packing like a pro to hunting for a destination – here’s your starter guide to proper summer travel. … Read More »
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Get Off the Couch and Venture Into the Great Outdoors GP editors choose their must-reads of the week, featuring plenty of inspiration to get outside. … Read More »
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Danish crowd-funded space rocket crashes into sea (VIDEO) A crowd-funded team of “50 geeks” have failed to complete the launch of an amateur Nexo I rocket from a mobile platform off Denmark’s eastern coast. The failure, however, did not discourage the team from aiming for an ultimate goal to send a man into space. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Munich shooter may have used Facebook post to lure victims, police say The gunman who murdered nine people at a Munich mall Friday may have attempted to lure young people to the scene of the crime with a fake Facebook post offering free food, authorities said Saturday. Many of the victims were young people. The 18-year-old shooter, a high school student, wounded 27 others during his rampage before turning the gun on himself. SEE ALSO: Facebook activates Safety Check
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Newest X-Men entry ‘Legion’ is a…brainscrambler – CNET And it looks like the show based on the Marvel Comics character might rock our world.
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Regulator: Tesla crash shouldn’t hinder self-driving research If you thought that officials would halt progress on self-driving cars in the wake of a Tesla Autopilot crash in May, you’re in for a surprise. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lead Mark Rosekind told guests at an event that he and other regulators don’t plan to slow down the development of automoous vehicle hardware. To him, the car business “cannot wait for perfect” — p
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Swimming Pool in Luzhniki / Ka-Buro Courtesy of Ka-Buro Architects: Ka-Buro Location: Moscow, Russia Area: 520.8 sqm Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Ka-Buro Courtesy of Ka-Buro We had a task to design a complex of locker buildings which would be in harmony with the natural environment on the territory of the “Luzhniki” Olympic complex. The project was implemented as temporary buildings which were assembled fro
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Syrian children hold Pokémon Go photos to say ‘come save me’ Niantic Labs’ John Hanke will be delivering a fireside chat for AR/VR day (augmented reality/virtual reality) at GamesBeat 2016. Get a ticket here! As the Pokémon Go frenzy continues, children in civil war-torn Syria are asking the world to consider their plight when hunting for Pikachus, Zubats, and Charmanders. As reported by The Guardian and U.S. Uncut , refugee advocate Taim Shami had initiat
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Turkey extends police powers, shuts down schools Turkey pushed on Saturday with a sweeping crackdown against suspected plotters of its failed coup, defiantly telling EU critics it had no choice but to root out hidden enemies.
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Whole-brain imaging method identifies common brain disorders Synaptic-density images of the human brain, derived from PET scans. The sequential images are coronal slices (from front to back of the brain), sagittal slices (from left to right), and transverse images (from bottom to top). (credit: Video by Yale PET Center) How many of the estimated 100 trillion synapses in your brain are actually functioning? It’s an important question for diagnosis and treat
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ISIS fighters captured while fleeing besieged town dressed as women (VIDEO) Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) fighters disguised as women were reportedly caught by opposition forces while attempting to flee Manbij, Syria. It came after the terrorist group was given 48 hours to leave the strategic city. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Munich attack: Calls in Germany for tighter gun laws Senior German politicians urge stricter controls on the sale of guns in response to Friday’s shooting attack in Munich, in which nine people were killed.
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Brexit heightens global economic risks, says G20 The UK’s vote to leave the European Union adds to risks for the global economy, finance chiefs say at the G20 summit in China.
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AH-HA develop a unified visual language for ethical pharmaceutical lab biocol the design studio has created a photographic series that presents a humorous slant on pharmaceutical medicines. The post AH-HA develop a unified visual language for ethical pharmaceutical lab biocol appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Americans want tougher gun laws, ban of assault weapons – poll An increasing number of people in the US favor stricter gun control, imposed on federal level rather than by individual states, a new poll showed. People interviewed expressed a sense of insecurity and fear of falling victim to gun violence. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Venezuela first lady’s nephews ‘confessed’ in drug case Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady confessed to conspiring to import cocaine into the US after being arrested last year, court filings by US prosecutors say.
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This gorgeous hybrid billie amplifier packs a wallop for your eyes and ears Like the convenience of digital sound but miss the warm sound analog can provide? The makers of the Billie amplifier want to give you the best of both worlds, combining high-res audio with a digital power section and tube preamp. The post This gorgeous hybrid billie amplifier packs a wallop for your eyes and ears appeared first on The Manual .
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Top 10 best alternatives to Office 365/Office 2016 Introduction Not everyone wants to use Microsoft Office. It could be the price that puts you off, which is a particularly tricky issue given Redmond’s new subscription model with Office 365. It could be that you’ve got a problem with Microsoft’s frequent jarring changes to the interface. Perhaps some people have other reasons to distrust the software giant. Whatever your reasons, there’s a vast s
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Ohio shooting: 1 dead, multiple casualties reported at Doubles bar A shooting has taken place at a bar in Hamilton, Ohio, killing at least one person and injuring several others. The shooter is on the run, according to local media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What I’ve Learned By Hiring More Employees With Disabilities Less than a fifth of people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities are employed, but business leaders can help change that. Everyone deserves a chance to succeed. And by my estimation, no group has been refused that opportunity more than people living with disabilities (PLWD). Sadly, less than one-fifth of this population is employed. Read Full Story
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With BOAT Lab, Tech, Art, and Ecology Converge In One Floating Makerspace To promote nature conservation, Andy Quitmeyer and a team of Filipino villagers created a cutting-edge tech and arts lab. If you were given $10,000 to improve a community in another country using art, how would you do it? Read Full Story
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Kabul IS blast: Afghan capital buries victims of huge bombing Funerals take place in the Afghan capital, Kabul, for victims of Saturday’s suicide bomb attack claimed by so-called Islamic State, which killed 80 people.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Levitating cups, skateboard motors, and more At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week’s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting pro
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In Depth: Rise of the robots: 10 smart bots ready to take over your home Rise of the robots Picture the scene: you are at home and things are just getting on top of you. Household chores have piled up to the point that you can’t walk anywhere without leaving dust-based footsteps, the grass in your garden is higher than Snoop Dogg on a weekend and the alarm clock that wakes you up every morning does nothing else but stay on your bedside table chiding you. What you need
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When NYC’s Guardian Angels subway vigilantes spread to London 1991 Image: PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images In 1979, Curtis Sliwa, a South Bronx McDonald’s night manager, began organizing civilian patrols of the New York City streets and subways as a response to the rampant crime of the era. As his group grew, its members christened themselves the Guardian Angels, and adopted an unmistakeable uniform of jackets and red berets. The volunteer Angels did not carry we
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‘Star Wars’ drones can do aerial stunts and shoot lasers When Propel releases its official Star Wars drones this fall, fans could challenge fellow fans to a space battle in their own backyard. The RC toy company has launched small replica quadcopters of the Millennium Falcon, an X-Wing, a TIE fighter and a speeder bike. According to Wired , their propellers are clear and are attached to their underside to be as inconspicuous and true to the movies as p
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One nonprofit’s surprising journey to teach girls how to code in Afghanistan Inside a hot-pink classroom glowing with sunlight, 20 teen girls sit at refurbished desktop computers, tapping at their keyboards with laser focus. They’re all coding — and it’s a rare scene, considering the gender gap in technology around the world. But there’s something additionally unexpected about this classroom: the teen girls inside live in Afghanistan, where cultural norms have historicall
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11 Police Robots Patrolling Around the World Many of them can kill. The post 11 Police Robots Patrolling Around the World appeared first on WIRED .
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A Weird New Segway Is Finally Making Hoverboards Legit The MiniPro is emblematic of a new, safer breed of hoverboard—one that won’t explode in a ball of fire while you ride it. The post A Weird New Segway Is Finally Making Hoverboards Legit appeared first on WIRED .
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Nigerian girls can wear headscarves to school, court rules Nigerian girls have the right to wear the hijab headscarf to school, an appeals court has ruled in a country where suicide bombers have abused Islamic dress to hide their deadly weapons.
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In depth: Here’s how I came to spend over $200 on a keyboard Here’s how I came to spend over $200 on a keyboard After a frustrating seven month wait, my custom-made WhiteFox keyboard has finally arrived. It may have only sold 3810 units, but that actually means it’s one of the better selling items from Massdrop , which was the exclusive seller of the keyboard. Which is surprising, given that including import duties and taxes the keyboard cost me around $27
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The Tinhouse by Rural Design is a self-built corrugated-metal dwelling on a Scottish island Scottish architecture studio Rural Design has completed a shed-like holiday home on Scotland’s Isle of Skye , featuring corrugated aluminium walls that reference local agricultural buildings (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Baghdad bomb blast: ‘Islamic State behind attack’ that kills 20 So-called Islamic State says it was behind a suicide bomb attack on a security checkpoint in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, that kills more than 20 people.
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Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary Celebrated at Comic-Con An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: Leonard Nimoy’s 59-year-old son released a trailer for his upcoming documentary, For The Love Of Spock. CBS released a video teaser for their upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series. And Schmaltz brewery released a “Trouble With Tribbles” beer. It was all part of the festivities celebrating the 50th anniversary of CBS’s original Star Trek series at this
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Straight Lines That Curve, Circles That Twist and Other Mind-Bending Illusions Illusions that distort your perception — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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‘Passer of buck’: Plaques posted outside Boris Johnson’s house mock him as ‘destroyer’ of London A protester has come up with a creative way to mock the new British foreign minister, Boris Johnson, by placing two blue plaques in the signature style of English Heritage commemorative signs outside his house in London. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UV Exposure Monitoring Bracelet Avoid overexposure while under the sun by putting on this UV monitor bracelet. After setting your skin color and sensitivity, the bracelet reads your UV exposure throughout the day and flashes a bright light when you’ve reached a healthy limit. Check it out $45.00
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Cavity Fighting Lollipops Getting the kids to practice responsible dental hygiene is easier than ever thanks to these cavity fighting lollipops. Each treat is made from all natural sugarless ingredients along with Cavibloc extract that reduces the amount of bacteria in your mouth. Check it out $29.99
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Fake Gift Box In A Box In A Box Show friends and family how much they mean to you by building up their expectations with a fake gift box in a box in a box. The recipient is greeted by a massive box that opens up to reveal yet another smaller box containing an even smaller box full of rubbish. Check it out $13.37
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Hybrid SCUBA/Snorkel System Enjoy the fun of SCUBA without the hassle of bulky equipment by going in the water with this hybrid SCUBA/snorkel system. It’s designed to function like a snorkel with a long hose so that you can safely dive to depths of 5 meters without using tanks. Check it out $774.00
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 Hypercar Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin have joined forces to revolutionize the sports car scene with this AM-RB 001 Hypercar. This sexy beast comes equipped with a formidable V12 engine and features a carbon fiber structure that gives the vehicle unrivaled handling. Check it out
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Eucalyptus Lavender Charcoal Soap Improve your complexion by nurturing your skin with this eucalyptus lavender charcoal soap. This artisan soap is handmade with natural ingredients like Cocoa and Shea butter along with frankincense essential oil known for its anti-aging properties. Check it out $7.50
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How Harper Lee (and Donald Trump) Brought Back Bloom County Cartoonist Berkeley Breathed got contemplative about his magnum Opus at a Comic-Con appearance. The post How Harper Lee (and Donald Trump) Brought Back Bloom County appeared first on WIRED .
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Democratic National Convention: What to expect (and what to watch out for) All eyes will be on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday as more than 4,000 delegates descend on the Wells Fargo Center to announce the Democratic presidential nominee. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kansas attorney-general sues DoD over Guantanamo Bay relocation records Kansas’ attorney-general filed suit against the US Defense Department, claiming it failed to produce records related to President Obama’s proposal to move prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to Fort Leavenworth, despite a freedom of information request. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The U.S. Blew $1.4 Billion on Abstinence Education in Africa The effort was supposed to prevent the spread of HIV—but it didn’t work, according to the most comprehensive study of the program — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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One-Acre Natural Attractant Mosquito Trap keeps them nasty mozzies away If there is one particular animal or lifeform that should not have survived the great flood on Noah’s Ark, it should have been the mosquito. Wait a minute, make that two — the cockroach can also be extinct for all I care. Unfortunately, both pests are still around to this day and flourishing, with the mosquito being a vector for deadly viruses like the Zika virus as well as spreading malaria and
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The Road to Philly: DNC delegates turn to crowdfunding – CNET Like their candidates, delegates to the convention are turning to the internet and social media to help raise money.
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iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3 jailbreak to be released soon according to Pangu If you’ve been patiently waiting for a jailbreak for the last few months, then your wait is about to come to an end. The Pangu hacking team has stated via its official Twitter account that an iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak will be released soon for 64-bit devices. more… Filed under: Apple
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Spectator attempts to snatch ‘cursed’ Olympic torch from Brazilian relay (VIDEO) A man made a desperate lunge for the Olympic torch as it was being carried on a relay through Sao Paulo on Saturday. Lacking the grace of an Olympic gymnast, the man’s ill-timed attempt was quickly foiled by security officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Munich gunman planned attack for year, left manifesto – police The Bavarian crime office has carried out a search of Munich shooter’s home, and found materials consistent with the theory that he had been planning the attack for a whole year prior to the act. Police also say a manifesto was left at the site of the shooting. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cars are breaking down at record rates, and here’s why Have you had to call for roadside service lately? You’d think with all the advances and tech available that newer cars, SUVs, and trucks would be more dependable than ever and roadside service calls diminishing, but the opposite is true. Last year the American Automobile Association responded to more calls for help than ever before, as reported in Fortune . AAA dispatched roadside service to assi
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Troubador Leather Day Bag Ensure your valuables are safe on your commute with the gorgeous Troubador Leather Day Bag. Ideal for everything from the gym to the office, this spacious bag features ultra soft rolled leather handles as well as a durable shoulder strap to keep it by your side. The Day Bag opens with a full-length zipper across the top to provide a wide opening to view everything inside the cotton canvas-lined i
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Omnicharge Portable Power Bank Charge up and charge fast with the Omnicharge Portable Power Bank. Equipped with an AC/DC power outlet as well as two super fast USB charging ports, this small yet mighty device can top up all of your devices at lightning speed be it your tablet, laptop, TV, or DSLR. Super smart, the Omnicharge Portable Power Bank is not only able to detect which device is plugged in and determine the optimal cha
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Lucite 3-String Electric Guitar by Loog Jimmy Page, Angus Young, Jimi Hendrix, and you. Channel your inner rock star with the Lucite 3-String Electric Guitar by Loog. Made with real wood and stunning Lucite, this real guitar has a screaming lipstick-style pick up no matter what you play. Arriving unassembled, the Lucite 3-String Electric Guitar enhances your skills from the beginning as you learn to piece the instrument together. Once
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CUBE Streaming Display Frame for Social Media Refreshing your décor with your latest pictures just got a whole lot easier with the CUBE Streaming Display Frame for Social Media. While we have access to more photos of ourselves, our activities, and our friends and family than ever before, we’re quickly running out of space for them in our home. But with the CUBE Streaming Display Frame, you can showcase each and every photo you’d like all in
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Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Cut the cords without compromising quality with the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones. Ergonomically designed to give you the perfect fit, these headphones are made to be lightweight and comfortable as well as portable to suit your lifestyle. The Sennheiser PXC 550 Headphones are equipped with NoiseGard to provide adaptive noise cancellation which caters to your environment. Use NF
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SPYNDI Transformational Furniture Design and develop the décor in your home or office using the SPYNDI Transformation Furniture. With a set of over 70 pieces, you can attach these wooden shapes to become whatever structure you need. SPYNDI was inspired by the human spine to be both flexible and strong. Made with stunning wood, the endless possibilities of combinations mean you have endless furniture available. Each wooden piece o
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ThinCharge – The World’s Thinnest iPhone Battery Case Need an extra boost of battery but can’t handle the bulk of most devices? Look no further: ThinCharge is the world’s thinnest iPhone battery case. Hugging your iPhone 6/S like a glove, this protective case manages to remain just 12mm thin. Tucked inside the base of the ThinCharge Case is a Lightning plug as well as a battery to give you double the battery life for your iPhone. The ThinCharge Case
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Octospot Diving Action Camera Action cameras are getting very cool but the Octospot Diving Action Camera is the only one designed for your dives. Smart and reliable, simply attach this camera to your gear and focus on the details of your dive. The Octospot will pick up some insanely detailed action footage each step of the way for your review. In addition to taking beautiful 12-megapixel photos and 4K videos, Octospot also ga
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Microsoft exclusive ReCore strives to be light but meaningful ReCore is one of Microsoft’s biggest exclusives for the rest of year. It comes out on September 13 for Xbox One and PC. Exclusives can help a console stand out for the competition, which is especially important for the Xbox One as it looks to battle the better-selling PlayStation 4 this holiday season. ReCore is an action-platformer about a girl and her robot friends. Although it has plenty of sh
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Sorry, Donald Trump, being ‘first’ in space doesn’t matter anymore Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump likes to say that he’s going to make America’s space program “first” again. The details of his plan to make that happen are pretty much non-existent and he hasn’t actually explained why NASA isn’t “first” these days. But honestly, who cares. The fact is, it shouldn’t matter if America is “first” in space or not. In fact, a
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Motorola VerveOnes True Wireless Earbuds Review Motorola VerveOnes True Wireless Earbuds Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The Bluetooth wireless movement for earbuds was not without a bit of contention. If they still have a cable, albeit not having to attach to a mobile device, are they really wireless ? Fortunately, some manufacturers also asked the same question, and they were hot on the heels to deliver a truly wireless ear
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KLab creates smootly curved interior for Santorini hotel There’s not a sharp edge in sight within Greek studio KLab ‘s design for the Andronikos Hotel, which sits at the mouth of a volcano in Santorini (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Eating on Top of the World – the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2016 “There is no sincerer love than the love of food,” asserted famous playwright George Bernard Shaw. He might have been onto something. On the other hand, he obviously wasn’t attuned to our sincere love of gear here at Man of Many. Get with it, will ya Georgie boy!? That’s not to say we don’t love food. We do. We really […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Greenpeace identifies brands that are still polluting oceans with microbeads Microbeads are wrecking havoc on our oceans. Commonly used as an exfoliant in facial scrubs and shower gel, these tiny pieces of plastic get washed down the drain and often end up in the bellies of fish and other marine life. Despite widespread outcry against the use of microbeads, many brands that allegedly pledged to uphold a microbead ban have fallen disappointedly short, Greenpeace reports in
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The Next Web 32
4 must-have summer tech accessories for epic road trips Keep your road trips fun, secure and responsible with these great travel accessory offers from TNW Deals, featuring a high-grade car mount for your phone and a multi-device car charger to keep your whole crew juiced up on the go. You’ll also find a high-tech illuminating rechargeable flashlight, as well as a new camera from Lytro featuring cutting-edge tech, allowing you to refocus your shots aft
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Motherboard 31
Watch the ‘Ouzo Effect’ Under a Microscope If you’ve ever prepared absinthe by pouring water over a sugar cube suspended above the liquor, you’ve probably noticed something called the “Ouzo effect.” This is the milky emulsion (a fancy way of saying a mixture made of two normally unmixable things) that results from adding water to anise-flavored liqueurs, such as absinthe, sambuca or ouzo, a popular before-dinner drink in Greece.
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RT – Daily news 70
Trisome Games: First-ever competition for Down’s Syndrome athletes wraps up in Italy Down’s Syndrome athletes from around the world have reason to smile after taking part in the first-ever competition for those living with the disability. The event saw 1,000 contenders from 36 nations competing in categories from judo to table tennis. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brexit: UK could retain control of migration from EU for up to 7yrs while staying in single market In a major concession from the EU, the UK could be exempted from free-movement rules while still retaining access to the single market. The ‘emergency brake’ on immigration could be extended to seven years – better than any deal David Cameron secured. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Slashdot 24
UK Cybersecurity Executives Plead Guilty To Hacking A Rival Firm An anonymous reader writes: “Five employees from cybersecurity firm Quadsys have admitted to hacking into a rival company’s servers to allegedly steal customer data and pricing information,” ZDNet is reporting. After a series of hearings, five top-ranking employees “admitted to obtaining unauthorised access to computer materials to facilitate the commission of an offence,” incl
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The Daily Physics Problem – 2 As explained in the previous installment of this series, these questions are a warm-up for my younger colleagues, who will in two months have to pass a tough exam to become INFN researchers.By …
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Donald Trump Releases The Strangest Presidential Ad of All Time (So Far). Last night, Donald Trump released on Twitter what is possibly the strangest presidential ad of all time. It’s a breakdown of how long his acceptance speech at last week’s Republican National Convention was (“75 minutes total speech time”), followed by a measure of “total applause time” (24 minutes) and “33 percent time spent applauding.” In case you’re wondering, the
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Obama Astonishes Sean Hannity by Noting the World Is Less Violent Than It Used to Be “If you had to choose a moment in history to be born, and you didn’t know ahead of time who you were going to be, you’d choose now,” President Obama remarked in a speech last week, “because the world has never been less violent, healthier, better educated, more tolerant, with more opportunity for more people, and more connected than it is today.” Fox News talk show host Sean H
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Donald Trump’s Real Ambition Trump is driven by one thing and one thing only: the search for glory. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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UK tries to calm G20 members over path to Brexit Britain’s new finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure from his peers around the world, said on Sunday there could be more clarity later this year on how the country will exit the European Union.
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Mashable 74
This solar-powered home security cam is truly wireless and 100% green “The raccoons are back,” I frustratingly said to my wife the night after installing the Ring Stick Up Cam in our backyard. You see, last summer we had a mommy raccoon and her three babies coming into our backyard and ravaging through bins, looking for every morsel of cat food they could find. We made some changes. We started storing the food inside and assumed we had gotten rid of them
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People often defend an alleged rapist’s character. Here’s why you should doubt them The character witness holds tremendous power. This person vouches for the perpetrator, who in many high-profile cases is accused of sexual harassment, domestic violence or rape. They swear he is a kind, decent person incapable of the crime in question. We try to reconcile a glowing portrait of the accused with the horror described by their victim. It makes sense, we believe, to doubt the victim’s
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Tesla’s plan for world domination, and more in the week that was Tesla is known for producing some of the world’s best electric cars, but founder Elon Musk has even bigger plans for the company: world domination . Musk’s new masterplan will grow the company to produce trucks and buses while using battery technology and solar infrastructure to transition the world away from fossil fuels. Meanwhile, the world’s first ” Tesla Town ” is coming to Austral
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Make The Entire WaWa Hoagie Sandwich Menu On Your Own, At Home If you’re not from the northeastern United States, “Wawa” may mean nothing to you. Know this: this chain of stores makes some of the best sandwiches you’ll ever eat, and has a passionate, devoted following. If you love their hoagies as much as I do, here’s how you can get those flavors at home. Wawa was one of the first convenience store/gas stations to really embrace the idea of not just stockin
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RT – Daily news 55
Democratic superdelegates face uncertain future – but won’t be eliminated Superdelegates are facing an uncertain future, thanks to a compromise that was struck at the Democratic National Convention Rules Committee on Saturday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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National Moth Week is Back! by Nohra Murad It’s that exciting time of year again: it’s National Moth Week! But not just any National Moth Week. NMW 2016 marks the fifth year that the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission has run National Moth Week (NMW), a time for citizen scientists to go out moth-ing in their community. This year’s NMW will be run from July 23 to 31. David Moskowitz and Liti Haramaty of th
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South China Sea: Asean deadlock after court ruling against China South-East Asian nations fail to agree a joint position on Chinese claims to the South Sea China, following a tribunal ruling against Beijing.
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8 things you need to know when buying a Chinese smartphone Tips for buying a Chinese phone In March of this year a list of the world’s top phone vendors was published. Twelve names were on it, and of those a stunning eight were Chinese. Far from the knock-off merchants they have so often been categorised as, companies such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and more have been almost unstoppable in their ascendance. But what does this mean for consumers in the
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Bixpy Jet is your personal water propulsion system It’s summertime and being on or in the water is great, especially if you’re into activities like snorkeling, kayaking, or stand-up paddle boarding. Not so great, especially on the really hot and humid days, is all that physical effort if you just want to relax and enjoy the sun. Enter the Bixpy Jet , the personal water propulsion device that will give you locomotion in the ocean. According to Bix
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American Century Championship golf tournament will be streamed live in VR It seems everyone wants a piece of the virtual reality (VR) game these days. Allie, the company behind the “always-on” VR camera of the same name, has partnered with NBC Sports to provide live, 360-degree coverage of this year’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. You may be thinking that golf is the last sporting event that needs to be live-streamed in VR, but NBC Sports and
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Homeland Security Border Agents Can Seize Your Phone Slashdot reader v3rgEz writes: A Wall Street Journal reporter has shared her experienced of having her phones forcefully taken at the border — and how the Department of Homeland Security insists that your right to privacy does not exist when re-entering the United States. Indeed, she’s not alone: Documents previously released under FOIA show that the DHS has a long-standing policy of warrantless
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Motherboard 56
Is Computer Security Becoming a Hardware Problem? In December of 1967 the Silver Bridge collapsed into the Ohio River, killing 46 people. The cause was determined to be a single 2.5 millimeter defect in a single steel bar—some credit the Mothman for the disaster , but to most it was an avoidable engineering failure and a rebuttal to the design philosophy of substituting high-strength non-redundant building materials for lower-strength albeit lay
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RT – Daily news 61
Guantanamo Bay ‘mistaken identity’ inmate denied release – report The review board of Guantanamo Bay refused to release an Afghan prisoner despite an alleged case of mistaken identity, according to a human rights organization. The inmate will reportedly continue to be held because his post-release plan was “insufficient.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Facebook CSO responds to claim Wikileaks links to DNC emails were blocked The day after Wikileaks dumped more than 19,000 leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee, the organization claimed on Twitter that Facebook was censoring links to the material. The Wikileaks website, notorious for hosting leaked government and corporate documents, released the haul Friday. The emails contain reams of correspondence between Democratic Party officials. They have made he
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Sunday’s Best Deals: Your Favorite Vacuum, String Lights, Away Luggage Your favorite affordable vacuum , extra long string lights, and an exclusive discount on Away luggage lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more…
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Cortana awakens: The evolution of Microsoft’s smart assistant It’s fun to imagine all the other names Microsoft’s voice assistant, Cortana, could have had: “Bill,” “Explorer,” “Pathfinder.” None of these were considered, as far as we know, but Cortana Group Product Manager Marcus Ash did tell me recently, “Early on we thought about some names that are more generic. I won’t share any specific names, but think of a typical Microsoft name circa 1998 and you ge
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Grammar lovers slam Trump for error-riddled tweet You can never hide from the grammar patrol. While Donald Trump has been criticized for his speeches having the grammar of a fifth-grader before, his tweets have taken the bar even lower — and the internet has noticed. SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton’s new tool lets you #TrumpYourself Trump’s tweet from July 24 about Bernie Sanders supporters, which has since been deleted, had quite a few errors that gr
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How and why 3-point lighting can take images to another level In photography and videography a big piece of creating pleasing imagery arises through your choice of lighting. The size of the light, its color temperature, and how powerful it is are all important technical pieces to the puzzle — but one element that many struggle with is the question of how many lights should be used. One of the most popular lighting setups is called three-point lighting , and
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Fan.Tasia Link Filmmaker Lindsay McCutcheon created this masterful supercut of footage from dozens of Disney movies since the late 1980s. Of course, it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Madeon’s musical masterpiece, Pop Culture . More Awesome Stuff: Leisure on the Lens: Tracksuits First & Final Frames: Part II Push It A Total Clustercuss The Art of the Car Chase
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Don’t make founders’ equity even Sometimes I think about replacing the table in my office with a sofa and a box of tissues. I’m a lawyer, but sometimes I feel like a therapist. When startup founders sit down with me to hash out equity splits and trust and commitment issues, their tempers sometimes flare. Uncomfortable silences ensue. Feelings get hurt, and tears sometimes fall. Read More
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GamesBeat 2016 explores how to make games accessible, the Blizzard way When it comes to making mass market games, few companies succeed like Blizzard Entertainment. The division of Activision Blizzard released its Overwatch first-person shooter game on May 24, and within a couple of weeks, the game had more than 10 million users. Since then, the game has only gotten bigger and more talked about. Above: Gio Hunt, EVP of corporate operations at Blizzard. Image Credit:
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The After Math: She blinded me with science This was a pretty good week for all but VHS enthusiasts . NASA tested a new lightweight rocket material. The Kepler space telescope found a couple of potentially habitable exoplanets. Researchers built a robot out of a sea slug. And scientists at TU Delft went ahead and solved that whole nanoscale data storage issue. Numbers, because it’s “rocket science”, not “rocket art”.
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RT – Daily news 56
Child chained up in Nigerian church for weeks as punishment for stealing food A nine-year-old boy was rescued from a church by police in the Nigerian state of Ogun after the child had been chained up for weeks as punishment for allegedly stealing, police said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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11 things we learned from ‘Star Trek Beyond’ – CNET It’s more Trek than it looks, and it’s all about Brexit. Here’s what we learned from the new Star Trek movie. Spoilers on the starboard bow, captain!
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19,000 Sea Turtle Eggs Seized in Anti-Smuggling Operation In this week’s crime blotter: Filipinos detained on suspicion of smuggling, an ivory kingpin jailed for 20 years, and seized pangolin scales worth $1.8 million.
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Nice attack: Cazeneuve denies policewoman ‘harassed’ over report French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says he will sue for libel after a police officer said she was harassed to change her report on the Nice attack.
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Cotton, Coercion, and Capitalism: New at Reason It’s boom time for left-leaning histories of capitalism. After a long lull for the genre, 2014 saw the English translation of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century , a surprise bestseller, and the publication of the Harvard historian Sven Beckert’s Empire of Cotton . While the latter hasn’t matched Piketty’s commercial success, Empire made a splash in academia and is widely recogni
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Twitter’s new ‘automated’ verification scheme feels desperate When Twitter decided to make account verification a simpler process, many rejoiced at the opportunity to be branded. Some accounts were obviously lacking verification, while some just covet it. And now that it’s here, verification feels like desperation. What’s in a verification? So let’s be really clear on something: verification means nothing. It doesn’t get you anything, and it doesn’t profoun
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RT – Daily news 47
Ukrainian witch-hunt site wants its own Pokémon Go to find ‘Russian terrorists’ Inspired by the international success of the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, the notorious Ukrainian website that collects personal data of people it brands as terrorists wants to develop a similar website to gamify its witch-hunting. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Who you gonna call? Mysterious green slime appears in Utah sewers (PHOTOS) Residents of a Utah city were left baffled and concerned after a mysterious green foam emerged from city sewers in a scene reminiscent of ‘Ghostbusters’. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Sunday Hangover It’s been a rough couple of nights. Get a greasy sandwich and give your brain a rest. It’s time to kick back with some of our favorite videos and visuals from the past week.
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Google will try again by developing a new standalone combined VR-AR headset Google is working on a standalone Headset with virtual reality and augmented reality features. Microsoft is currently developing HoloLens, a wearable computer that layers digital elements over the real world. Google has invested in Magic Leap, a startup that has similar aims, creating “mixed reality” images with a dedicated headset. It is not clear if the headset Google is currently dev
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IOC decides against blanket ban on Russia for Rio Olympics Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, leaving individual global sports federations to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete.
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Star Wars Death Star Toaster This Death Star is armed with 7,293 TIE Fighters, and it’s ready to deploy them onto your sliced bread. In toaster form, it’s also the perfect solution to mornings you’re in a rush and don’t have time to craft a complete breakfast of Death Star waffles , a Death Star lox plate , and a glass of fresh-squeezed Death Star orange juice. The two-slice Death Star Toaster (gently) superlasers TIE Fighte
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PackRobot Link Launched in Estonia, Cleveron’s PackRobot is an automated temporary storage locker. It automatically measures packages and adjusts its warehouse’s shelves for optimal storage. Both deposit and delivery are done through the same interface for ease of use. More Awesome Stuff: The Mill Blackbird Project Escher The ECG Business Card The Self-Drifting DeLorean Beach Bot
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ASUS ZenPad 10.1″ MTK 8163 Quad-Core 1.3GHz Tablet $149 ASUS ZenPad 10.1″ MTK 8163 Quad-Core 1.3GHz Tablet $149
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You’ll be prepping for your next job interview in VR GUEST: Imagine a VR simulation in which you can speak in front of an audience of thousands of people shuffling in their seats. All of those faces in front of you may not be real, but the 360-film footage and audio will trick your brain into firing up all of those familiar nerves, invoking what the VR industry is calling “presence.” The idea would to create a virtual experience that mimics the rea
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What Kind of Rock Would You Be? A bit ago, I had my En Tequila Es Verdad readers ask some simple geology questions, and they delivered! This is the first in a long series of reader-inspired posts exploring the lighter side of… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Apple’s Touch ID blocks feds—armed with warrant—from unlocking iPhone Accused Dallas pimp Martavious Banks Keys was ordered by a federal judge to unlock his iPhone with his fingerprint. (credit: Facebook via The Dallas Morning News ) A Dallas, Texas man accused of prostituting underage girls was secretly ordered by a federal judge to unlock his iPhone using his fingerprint, according to federal court documents that are now unsealed. It’s rare that we see a case dem
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Syrian refugee wielding machete kills 1, injures 2 in Reutlingen, Germany At least one person has been killed and two more injured in an incident in the German town of Reutlingen. A man wielding a machete apparently randomly attacked passersby in the street. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Fast Company 83
3 Essential Steps To Take At Work Before Leaving For Vacation Before you set that out-of-office message and hit the beach, make sure you cross these things off your checklist. Your boss granted your time-off request, and now you’re counting down the days until that much-needed getaway . You might already be on vacation in your mind, but there are a few bases that absolutely must be covered at work before your body actually leaves the building. Read Full Sto
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The Next Web 51
Google and Android avoid ‘bullet through the head’ as Cyanogen lays off staffers Android can be a minefield, but it seems one of the landmines may have detonated itself. Cyanogen Inc., which handled the software behind the OnePlus One, is reportedly in the midst of massive layoffs and a ‘pivot’ to apps. What’s Cyanogen? Cyanogen started as an alternative to Google’s stock Android that had to hardware home. Users were free to download Cyanogen ROM and ‘flash’ it to their Andro
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Watch Melissa McCarthy, Jeff Goldblum and Adam Sandler audition to play young Han Solo After over 3,000 people auditioned for the role of a young Han Solo, the role went to Alden Ehrenreich , who will star in the upcoming standalone Star Wars film set to be released in 2018. Conan O’Brian decided to have some fun with imagining what some of the rejected auditions might have looked like. O’Brien got a whole bunch of actors to give him their own take on the character, including Bill
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Next Big Future 10
Russia vs US bomber competition in 2020s will still mainly be upgraded B52 vs upgraded Tu-95 which both first flew in 1952 Russia has 16 remaining original model Tu-160 airframes left, of those perhaps 11 are used for operational missions with about half of those available for operational missions. The remainder of the Russian strategic bomber force is based around 63 surviving Tu-95MS Bear bombers of which perhaps 55 are operational. The Tupolev Tu-95 is a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and mi
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Next Big Future 24
Advanced 3D printed titanium enables lighter, stronger, complex parts for improved J-20 stealth fighter plane components China is 3d printing titanium parts for a new fighter aircraft, which would have been impossible to create as a single piece using any subtractive manufacturing technique. In the past, the only method was to reduce the design standards, split it into multiple parts, and then assemble it, affecting the performance of the fighter and shortening its life cycle. Zhang Haiou and his team have used the
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Digital Trends 8
Mercedes wants you to follow your dreams of freedom and buy a C-Class convertible Summer is top-down season and Mercedes-Benz has officially declared 2016 as the “year of the new roadsters and cabriolets.” Four new models are debuting this year, including new SL and SLC roadsters (two-seaters) and S-Class and C-Class cabriolets (4-5 seats). The company’s biggest push is for the C-Class four-seat ragtop, promoting it for prospective owners interested in “Bringing back a sense o
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The 1,200 ft projected ceiling in this Berlin mall lets you shop underwater The main attraction at most malls may be the shopping, but that’s not at all the case in Das Schloss, located in Berlin. In fact, the best thing you can get at Das Schloss isn’t even something you can buy — it’s just something you look up at. Home to Europe’s largest ceiling projection, this shopping center displays some pretty incredible video and imagery across its 1,200 meter ceiling. It’s the
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“Binary Choices” Like Trump or Clinton Are So 20th Century It’s happening: Stalwart Republicans in the #NeverTrump camp are vocalizing their discontent with their party’s nominee even more loudly after the Republican National Convention. Here’s The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes, also a top analyst on Fox News, laying it out for all to see in a piece titled ” Donald Trump Is Crazy, and So Is the GOP for Embracing Him “: Yes, Donald Trump is cr
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Angela Merkel: ‘We are in deep and profound mourning’ Angela Merkel says Germany is “in deep and profound mourning” after nine people were killed by a gunman in Munich.
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ReadWrite 12
Smart city revenues skyrocket; core problems remain A new research report predicts that annual revenues from smart city projects will grow to nearly $89 billion by 2025. However, it found most smart city initiatives are focusing on solving peripheral issues, with few big projects tackling core city problems. Navigant’s “Smart Cities” report, annual smart city revenue is expected to grow to $88.7 billion worldwide by 2025 from $36.8 billion in 2016
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Next Big Future 12
China likely to beat Russia as second country with volume production of a fifth generation stealth fighter The Chinese People’s Republic Army Air Force (PLAAF) is believed to have received four low production rate J-20 jets, which have been tested and completed acceptance tests recently . The first front-line regiment is supposed to activate and receive aircraft by June 2017 and is expected to be combat ready by 2019. That milestone could be pushed forward, given the budget priority. The final require
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Slashdot 35
EU To Give Free Security Audits To Apache HTTP Server and Keepass An anonymous reader writes: The European Commission announced on Wednesday that its IT engineers would provide a free security audit for the Apache HTTP Server and KeePass projects. The two projects were selected following a public survey that included several open-source projects deemed important for both the EU agencies and the wide public. The actual security audit will be carried out by employ
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Moore’s Law Is About To Be Reborn 2021. This is the year that the 2015 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors , released earlier this month, predicts that it will no longer be economically viable for companies to continue shrinking the size of transistors, the fundamental units of computer processors that have historically dictated the maximum component density that can be squished onto a wafer of silicon. Instead, t
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Is it a boat? Is it a plane? China builds one of world’s largest amphibious aircraft (VIDEOS) After seven years of construction China has unveiled the AG600, one of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft. Read Full Article at RT.com
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CEO Secrets: Lily Cole shares three tips for business success Model, actor and entrepreneur Lily Cole offers the business advice she wishes she had been given before she started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets.
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VentureBeat 19
Better believe the bot boom is blowing up big for B2B, B2C businesses (VB Live) VB LIVE: The bot buzz keep growing as more companies jump on chat platforms with AI-driven software generating and maintaining conversations with users. When brand giants, such as Pizza Hut, Sephora, and Whole Foods are putting a major focus on building and launching chatbots as their points of contact with consumers, you need to take it seriously. If you want to know what’s at the cutting edge o
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The Chilling, Untold Tale Behind the Most Pivotal Rock Song Ever Modern detective work reveals the haunting story behind one of the most important rock records ever: Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel.” Read More
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Singularity HUB 61
How Forgotten Baby Memories Rewire Learning in the Brain If you’re like me, you probably don’t remember anything from your life before the age of three. This phenomenon, first dubbed by Sigmund Freud as “infantile amnesia,” occurs in many different species, yet why it happens remains a mystery. Freud (being Freud) pinned the culprit on sex: those early memories are actively repressed because of their highly charged psychosexual context. This idea i
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Motherboard 92
Researchers Find the ‘Holy Grail’ of Soft Robotics Image: Duduta et al. Robots are increasingly able to outperform humans in a variety of mundane tasks (and even in more technical areas like surgery ), but for all that efficiency they are still by and large one trick ponies. Most robots are designed to perform one very specific task and part of taking robotics to the next level is designing a multifunctional robot that can move with enough speed
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Germany machete attack: Syria migrant ‘kills woman’ A woman is killed and two other people injured in south-western Germany in a machete attack by a Syrian asylum-seeker, police say.
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Newswise: SciNews 1
Unlocking the Secret to Cheaper Solar Power As climate change garners more attention around the world, scientists at the University of Virginia and Cornell University have made critical advances in understanding the physical properties of an emerging class of solar cells that have the potential to dramatically lower the cost of solar energy.
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The Next Web 24
When social goes wrong: My Vine feed is shockingly racist, and there’s no way to fix it I’m a Vine addict — or was until recently. Somehow, my Vine ‘For You’ feed has one totally racist on me, and there’s not much I can do about it. Vine is (supposed to be) hilarious So here’s a bit of info about me: I think most things are funny. My feeling is that if you can’t laugh at yourself, then there’s not much you’ll find funny in life. So, there’s a lot of weird and wonderful things I find
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2016 Is Going to Be the Hottest Year Ever (According to NASA, NOAA, & Pretty Much Everyone) Several studies confirm that 2016 is shaping up to be the hottest year ever. Read More
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Researchers use neural networks to turn face sketches into photos We all have a soft spot for Prisma, the app that turns smartphone photos into stylized artwork. But the reverse process — transforming artwork into pictures — is no less fascinating. And it’s not far from becoming real, researchers in the Netherlands said. A team of four neuroscientists at Radboud University is working on a model for inverting face sketches to synthesize… Read More
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Gizmodo 76
DNA Resolves 80-Year-Old Mystery Behind Belgian King’s Death The relic of King Albert I of Belgium. (Image: KU Leuven – Maarten Larmuseau) Controversy has long surrounded the presumed accidental death of Belgium’s King Albert I in 1934, with conspiracy theorists crying murder. Now, 80 years later, forensic geneticists have successfully matched DNA from blood found at the scene of his death with that of two of the late king’s distant relatives, hopefully re
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Prankster making fake ‘mayday’ calls costs US Coast Guard $500k The US Coast Guard has appealed to the public to help catch the person responsible for broadcasting false ‘mayday’ distress calls on the marine radio over the last two years, costing a whopping $500,000 in searches. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How-To: Fix iPhone videos that are mistakenly started in portrait mode [Video] Have you ever started shooting a video in portrait orientation on your iPhone, only to quickly rotate into landscape mode after realizing the mistake? Once you’ve begun recording a video while in portrait orientation, it stays locked that way for the duration of the video, and vice versa. Fortunately, inadvertent vertical videos can be quickly fixed by taking advantage of iMovie’s rotation featur
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15 office rules no one tells you The office is a home away from home that we all share for eight hours every day. However, some people need to stop treating it like a home. We are sharing this space. Let’s take a tip from the days of freshman-year roommate contracts and all get on the same page. SEE ALSO: 10 office pranks that won’t get you fired. Probably. Here are 15 office dos and don’ts that none of your coworkers are brave
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Pokemon Go has taken over Comic-Con – CNET At San Diego’s annual pop culture fest, whose lifeblood is unapologetic obsession, the smartphone game is the fixation of the year.
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CNET News 76
Reporter plays Pokemon Go during State Department ISIS briefing – CNET Technically Incorrect: A journalist admits to a State Department spokesman that he’s keeping one eye on the game.
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Clinton camp accuses Russians of releasing DNC emails to help Trump – CNET Clinton campaign says Russian hackers are to blame for WikiLeaks release of emails showing the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton over Sanders in the primaries.
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ArchDaily 9
Architecture Billings Index Remains on Solid Footing via The American Institute of Architects (AIA) The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has reported that the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) was positive in June for the fifth consecutive month. The June ABI score was 52.6, down from 53.1 the previous month, but still reflects an increase in design services, as any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings. The new projects inquiry in
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VentureBeat 8
Why it’s hard to go from building games on console to mobile Niantic Labs’ John Hanke will be delivering a fireside chat for AR/VR day (augmented reality/virtual reality) at GamesBeat 2016. Get a ticket here! It’s exceedingly hard to take a hit game franchise on consoles and make it successful in mobile games. Pokémon Go has made that seem easy, but it is a very rare title. When it comes to moving from console to mobile, a lot of games with mixed success c
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RT – Daily news 87
Rocket hits school near US embassy in Kabul, day after ISIS attack kills 80 A massive explosion has rocked the diplomatic district of the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry has confirmed. A mortar hit a school building that was empty at the time, causing no fatalities. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT – Daily news 69
Mars prep mission makes history with underwater DNA sequencing A DNA sequencer has been used under the sea for the first time ever as part of a 16-day NASA astronaut mission at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to prepare for travel to Mars and other deep space ventures. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Techbargains.com 2
Sylvania LIGHTIFY Smart Home LED Landscape Lighting Set w/ 9 Gardenspots $31.44 Sylvania LIGHTIFY Smart Home LED Landscape Lighting Set w/ 9 Gardenspots $31.44
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PCWorld 19
51% off Inflatable Lounge Bag Hammock Air Sofa and Pool Float – Deal Alert This innovative “lounge” requires no external pump and is a suitable substitute for folding chairs, bean bags, hammocks, picnic blankets and pool floats. To inflate, simply unfold, scoop air into it, roll and buckle. Elastic loops allow you to anchor your lounger to solid ground in the windiest conditions. Currently averages 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon from 59 reviewers ( read reviews ).
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Australia team boycott ‘unsafe’ Rio Olympics athletes village The Australian Olympic team will not move into the athletes village in Rio after it was condemned as “not safe or ready” by the country’s chef de mission on Sunday.
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TechCrunch 100+
Solar Impulse 2 takes off the final leg of its round-the-world flight In the wee hours of the morning, the Solar Impulse 2 took from Cairo, embarking on the last leg of its round-the-world journey. The 17th and final part of the trip is set to end in Abu Dhabi, where it first set off from in March 2015. The last leg of the journey is anticipated to take around 48 hours, at which point pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg will have flown a total of… Read Mor
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How to make a successful podcast Podcasting is a fantastic way to get your personality and you ideas out into the world. Though it’s far easier to produce a regular podcast show than, say, a video series or other forms of online content, podcasting still requires more than one might expect, especially if you want to incorporate professional audio. Thankfully, once you’ve overcome the initial time and monetary investments that go
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Gizmodo 100+
A California Brush Fire Made The L.A. Sky Look Like It Was The End of Days Image: AP If you were in the Los Angeles area on Saturday and looked up into the sky, you might have thought there was a storm rolling in, or that the bright, glowing red sun was an omen for Armageddon. The brown, smoky sky apparent throughout the county and in surrounding areas was the direct result of a brush fire in the Santa Clarita Valley, which was first reported on Friday. As of the last u
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Rain-X Glass Treatment Trigger Spray (16 oz) $4.92 Rain-X Glass Treatment Trigger Spray (16 oz) $4.92
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Pokémon Go is nice, but here’s what *real* augmented reality will look like GUEST: Amidst the fervor created by the Pokémon Go app, Signia Venture Partners cofounder Sunny Dhillon shared an important perspective with his July 14 story, “ Stop referring to Pokémon Go as augmented reality .” Yes the popularity of this game gives us a glimpse into consumers’ hunger for AR games, but the technology to interact with the real world is just not there yet. As Dhillon points out,
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Slashdot 71
Transistors Will Stop Shrinking in 2021, Moore’s Law Roadmap Predicts Moore’s Law, an empirical observation of the number of components that could be built on an integrated circuit and their corresponding cost, has largely held strong for more than 50 years, but its days are really numbered now. The prediction of the 2015 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, which was only officially made available this month, says that transistor could stop shrinkin
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Motherboard 39
What Is this X-Shape at the Center of the Milky Way? Twitter is normally a vehicle for adorable cat pictures or depressingly chronic trolling . But for University of Toronto astronomer Dustin Lang, it was the catalyst for new research into a remarkable X-shaped structure at the bright, bulging center of the Milky Way. Composed of stars that have been sculpted by galactic processes, this stellar X can be mined for clues about the history and evoluti
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Zuo Battery Case – World’s thinnest battery case for iPhone – Powerful 2450mAh Battery submitted by /u/gootermen [link] [comments]
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The Sand Fire near L.A. has doubled in size, and with dry, gusty winds, extreme fire behavior is forecast today With temperatures up to 97 degrees, humidity down at just 10 percent, and winds gusting as high as 30 miles per hour, the weather forecast today is not what firefighters battling the Sand Fire near Los Angeles might have hoped for. As the graphic above from the National Weather Service in L.A. shows, extremely dangerous fire behavior is in the offing today. SEE ALSO: Amazing time-lapse video of th
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Digital Trends 8
Could Microsoft have just released the final Windows 10 Anniversary Update build to Insiders? As Microsoft prepares to end free Windows 10 upgrades for users, the software giant is concurrently readying the operating system’s Anniversary Update — and the final version before it goes public might be complete. With time running low before the Aug. 2 release date, Microsoft has been pumping out release builds through the Windows Insider program, which allows users to sign up for early versio
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Fast Company 42
How The Cybersecurity Industry Is Coping With A Skills Shortage We live in a world of malware and malicious hackers. So why aren’t there more experts trained to fight these threats? Security breaches and digital attacks are a regular part of the news cycle these days. An even scarier reality is that, according to experts, there aren’t enough people trained to fend off these cyber raids. Read Full Story
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TechCrunch 200+
Apple lays the groundwork to kill online advertising Their products help us learn, communicate and navigate the world. The companies behind these innovations are battling for the future of computing. Each one is defending their core businesses while placing bets on the future. Their tangled business relationships help mask the underlying strategies that drive them; however, Apple’s strategy to stifle Google’s chief revenue source… Read More
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Engadget 200+
Original Xbox One drops to $249 Just want an Xbox One for the lowest price possible, and aren’t dead set on getting the sleeker, slightly more powerful Xbox One S ? Microsoft is about to make your day. It’s lowering the US price of the original, 500GB Xbox One system to $249 “for a limited time” — no doubt to move units before the 500GB Xbox One S arrives later in the year. This includes any bundle, too. You can find
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VentureBeat 16
How chatbots can improve your daily routine Remember a company named Haptik . The team, based in India, has created a messaging app used by millions of people. It relies on A.I. to help human agents provide personal assistance, a bit like Mezi or Lola. Interestingly, the folks behind this app learned a few lessons about what it takes to create an app when you don’t have the development frameworks handy like we do in the U.S.: They had to c
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RT – Daily news 17
‘Vast majority of Russian team will meet IOC criteria’ – Russian Sport Minister Mutko Russia Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth policy, Vitaly Mutko expressed hope that most athletic federations will confirm the right of Russian athletes to participate in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, that start on August 5. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Next Web 19
This simple tool tells you if Amazon Prime is worth it (or not) Amazon Prime is pretty great, but is it worth $99 per year? That varies depending on how you use Prime, of course, but there’s now a really simple way to figure it all out. Slice is an app for iOS and Android that tracks shipments for you based on shipment confirmation emails. It’s new tool, My Amazon Report, breaks down exactly how much you are (or aren’t) saving on shipping costs. It gives some
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ReadWrite 11
Vandrico and Deloitte creating a wearable technology database A bewildering amount of new wearables have been built and purchased by consumers during the past few years. And so Vancouver-based industrial solutions firm Vandrico Inc. and global accounting and consultancy firm Deloitte recently teamed up to develop a “Wearable Technology Database,” with the goal of creating a list that includes every wearable product. The database currently includes 442 devic
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Next Big Future 9
Canada has bionic knee brace that stores and returns energy to help soldiers lift over 100 pounds and is like the Dark Knight Rises Knee Brace made real Spring Loaded Technology announces that it has completed its initial delivery of 60 UpShot™ bionic knee braces to the Department of National Defence as part of its $1M (CAD) contract awarded under the Build in Canada Innovation Program with the Canadian Army as the testing department. Powerful enough to help lift more than 100 pounds of body weight when worn on both knees, the military-grade brac
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Lifehacker 71
Swipe Across the Space Bar In Google Keyboard to Move the Cursor Android: Google’s keyboard packs a ton of simple gestures, but you could miss them if you don’t know they’re there. For example, if you want to move your cursor, swipe left and right across the space bar. As pointed out by Reddit user wtmh, Google’s keyboard allows you to move the cursor in a text field with precision by swiping across the space bar. As someone who routinely deletes whole words t
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TG Daily 1
Games To Consider During a Long Trip Having an activity to pass the time while traveling is essential to keeping your sanity.
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Motherboard 21
Watch How a $25,000 Robot Makes Virtual Reality Way Better Virtual reality has come a long way over the last couple of years, but for the most part its triumphs still revolve around the sense of sight. The illusion of reality falls away quickly once you toss touch and haptic feedback into the mix, as even the best controller setups grant little of the weight we associate with objects outside the digital plane. But there’s hope! At least, that is, if you
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Use This Predictive Text Generator To Write The Best Internet Fanfiction “Batman isn’t paid to destroy crime corners. He is actually attracted to the crimes and also The Penguin.” Read more…
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New Fin Tech Systems and How They are Improving Lives So many things have changed in the financial space over the last few years and new changes are still coming.
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BBC News – World 200+
US election: Democrats’ chair steps aside amid email row The US Democratic Party chair says she will resign as a row over leaked emails threatens efforts for party unity ahead of the presidential nominating convention.
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DudeIWantThat.com 17
Lodge Seasoned Steel Grill Pan The one thing that sucks about meat and veggie kebabs is…kebabbing the meat and veggies. They’re a B to thread, a B to keep on the skewers, a B to flip, and then a B to get back off after the heat congeals the chicken and beef protein to the rod. What I would like way, way better than some kebabs is a fat plate of UNkebabs. All the flavor and lightly crusted grill marks, none of the stupid stic
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Next Big Future 15
Self-Assembling Protein Nanostructures Created from subunits up to around a total assembled mass of 200,000 carbon atoms and the size of some human cells A research team at the University of Washington has harnessed complex computational methods to design customized proteins that can self-assemble into 120-subunit “icosahedral” structures inside living cells—the biggest, self-booting, intracellular protein nanocages ever made. The breakthrough offers a potential solution to a pressing scientific challenge: how to safely and efficiently deliver to
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Founders: These 3 negotiating tactics will get you more for less GUEST: I once asked Howard Hartenbaum , General Partner at August Capital and StartX Advisor, what the valuation of our company should be for our next round of funding. His answer: “It’s entirely up to your salesmanship.” That statement stuck with me. The worth of our company, measured in millions of dollars, wasn’t about our revenue, our amazing team, or revolutionary product. It was about how w
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EDC of a bank employee submitted by Andreas Laguiole Pocket Knife Nitecore EC11 Apple iPhone 6 Louis Vuitton Card Holder Louis Vuitton Wallet Nitecore Tube Black Leatherman Style CS Not very extensive but with high quality components
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Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8 billion After a months-long bidding process and many layoffs, Yahoo finally found a buyer. Verizon (which owns AOL, which owns TechCrunch) is acquiring Yahoo’s core business and some real estate for $4.8 billion, which includes Yahoo’s advertising, content, search and mobile activities. Read More
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The Next Web 30
Weebly looks back on 10 years of Web design, and it’s amazing The Web has come a long way since it’s inception, and its design has changed drastically along the way. Weebly is highlighting just how much change Web design has had over the past ten years by taking a look at its own site. Weebly says that over 250 million users now visit its homepage every month, but that wasn’t the case when it launched in 2006. Back then, Weebly tells The Next Web “MySpace w
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This short documentary shows how astronomers hope to find the next habitable planets Just a couple of decades ago, the very idea that there were other planets orbiting stars throughout the universe was something that belonged to science fiction. However, recent research has shown not only are there other planets out there, but that they’re extremely common . The short documentary The Search for Earth Proxima outlines the breakthroughs that have led us to these discoveries, and ho
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Digital Trends 6
The King is back — ‘Kong: Skull Island’ trailer released at SDCC 2016 What does it take for humanity to question its very existence? John Goodman’s character begins to quarrel with his species’ place on earth in the first tantalizing trailer for Kong: Skull Island , released yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con. “This planet doesn’t belong to us,” Goodman voices over, as the camera pans a massive mountain imprinted with the bloody mark of an even bigger creature. “Each
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Digital Trends 9
Weekly Rewind: Brain mapping, a possible cure for blindness, and more In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. Everything from Sting’s first pop album in over a decade to a new brain map, it’s all here. Carpool Karaoke reveals that Michelle Obama knows all the wo
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Gizmodo 63
Maybe It’s Time To Actually Digitize That NASA Viking Data David Williams and the archive team are working to digitize the Viking data so you don’t need one of these anymore. (Image: David Williams/NASA) We can’t believe it’s been 40 years since NASA’s Viking mission became the first to successfully land a spacecraft on Mars. It took us only slightly less time to get the Curiosity Rover up there so we could get a closer look at our planet. http://gizmodo
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Newswise: SciNews 1
Growing Large-Volume Protein Crystals Bigger, Better in Space An out of this world experiment to grow large-volume protein crystals aboard the International Space Station has proven successful. These sorts of crystals, which may be used in everything from basic biomedical research to drug design, can be grown bigger and better in microgravity — a finding that may help the pharmaceuticals industry ease a drug design bottleneck, since difficult-to-grow large
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Slashdot 19
Yahoo Ordered to Show How It Recovered ‘Deleted’ Emails An anonymous reader quotes a report from PC Magazine: Just what kind of email retentions powers does Yahoo have? According to a policy guide from the company, Yahoo cannot recover emails that have been deleted from a user’s account — simple as that. If the email is in a user’s account, it’s fair game, and Yahoo can even give law enforcement the IP address of whatever computer is being used to sen
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RT – Daily news 500+
Failed Turkish coup attempt sympathizers suffer torture & rape – Amnesty Amnesty International has gathered “credible evidence” that people arrested in relation to the past week’s failed coup attempt have been often arbitrary detained, deprived of contacts with family and lawyers as well as go through “severe” tortures. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IDC: Smartwatch sales decline for the first time IDC’s smartwatch sales estimates for the second quarter of 2016 are in, and the news isn’t great, particularly for Apple. According to IDC’s latest report , worldwide smartwatch sales slumped 32 percent in the second quarter of 2016, when compared to the same period last year. Much of the drop is due to an apparent decline in Apple Watch sales, according to IDC. The research firm estimates that A
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Thousands take part in Turkey ‘unity’ rally condemning attempted coup Many thousands of Turks massed Sunday for the first cross-party rally to condemn the coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid a purge of suspected state enemies.
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The Verge 42
Lightsaber battles are as fun and fantastic in real life It turns out, lightsaber battles are real — and really entertaining. Last night, well over a hundred people gathered in San Diego’s Balboa Park, a short drive from Comic-Con, for an epic lightsaber battle on a scale not seen since the fight in Attack of the Clones . The event was hosted by the Underground Lightsaber Fighters, a group that started up in January and has been hosting monthly lightsa
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WIRED 100+
Clinton Camp’s Mobile App Borrows from Sanders’ Strategy The Clinton campaign is pressing forward with its digital ground game as it seeks to control the damage from the DNC email leak. The post Clinton Camp’s Mobile App Borrows from Sanders’ Strategy appeared first on WIRED .
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TechCrunch 100+
Why car tech companies should look to Amazon for inspiration Computers are complicated, and one thing drivers don’t need in cars is complication. The safe operation of big, heavy, motor-powered vehicles that can travel as high speed relies heavily on an attentive driver paying attention to the control systems they use to make the car go, as well as to the world around them. Computers, whatever other advantages they have, require attention and… Read More
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VentureBeat 9
How chatbots and A.I. will change the future GUEST: Imagine if everything around you was connected and A.I.-enabled. Ordering at your favorite restaurants would be as simple as sending them a text. Your dry cleaner would know exactly when to pick up your laundry without you uttering a word. And when you run low on groceries, your refrigerator would order food for you. This fully integrated world is right around the corner. Recently, a frien
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The Awesomer 4
Kamikaze Dive Gunsai Attack Link Japland TV’s latest drift video features Skylines, Truenos, Silvias and more smoking sideways on the infamous Gunsai touge in Gunma, Japan. The song is Miami Showdown by Digitalism. More on Speedhunters . More Awesome Stuff: Jay Leno’s Retro Race Car Transporter LeMelons 2016 2015 Motorhead Hakone Hill Climb Mustang vs. Murcielago Drift Battle Halloween Meets Gasoline
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TechCrunch 100+
Yahoo’s board reportedly agrees to $4.8 billion Verizon bid According to reports that are starting to trickle in, Yahoo’s board has accepted the terms of the Verizon offer we reported last week. The core assets of the company that started life in Jerry Yang and David Filo’s 1994 Stanford dorm room as “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web” — and at one point was one of the highest valued properties on… Read More
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Reason.com Full Feed 100+
Philadelphia’s DNC Protests Expect to be Bigger, Angrier than Cleveland’s RNC Protests By now you probably know Cleveland’s stint hosting the Republican National Convention (RNC) was full of kumbayas despite the anxiety over the potential for violent unrest which was the order of the day just a week ago. Law enforcement (which included everyone from the Secret Service to the Cleveland PD to the many out-of-town departments from as far away as California) were almost always professi
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Reason.com Full Feed 5
Sanders Supporters Push to End Superdelegates, Closed Primaries, Make it Easier for a Trump to Win on the Democratic Side Bernie Sanders supporters participating in the Democratic National Convention’s rules-making process were interested in abolishing superdelegates and opening up Democratic party primaries to independent and unaffiliated voters. They extracted from the rules committee a proposal for a “unity commission” that would work to create a process to bind superdelegates who are not members of Con
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The Next Web 22
WikiLeaks email dump pushes DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz to resign Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping down as the chair of the Democratic National Committee after a WikiLeaks data dump that proved she and other top democrats colluded against Bernie Sanders. For what it’s worth, Sanders has been calling for her resignation for some time, saying “not only because of the prejudice I think [the DNC] showed during the campaign but also because I think we need new l
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RT – Daily news 1K
Huge fire breaks out near NATO base in Turkey (PHOTOS, VIDEO) A massive fire has erupted

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