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It May Not Be Beautiful, But This $89 Thermostat Includes Smartphone Control Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat , $89 No, this Honeywell thermostat doesn’t look like a futuristic work of art like the Nest Learning thermostat. But that’s easy to forgive when you realize that it still includes Wi-Fi, meaning you can program and control it from your phone, and costs less than $90. https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-RTH6… Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, an
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‘It’s so crazy it seems unreal’: Florida enviro regulators to vote on weakened water standardsThe Florida Environmental Regulation Commission (ERC) is set to vote on new environmental standards that would allow heightened levels of toxins and carcinogens into state drinking water sources. The rule is being pushed by major industries. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Starbucks trials recyclable paper coffee cups for potential global use In the UK, only one in every 400 paper coffee cup is recycled. Starbucks is partnering with Frugalpac, a manufacturer of recyclable cups made entirely from recycled paper, to help combat this wasteful dilemma. The trial launched last week, possibly leading to the use of these Earth-friendly containers in franchises all over the world. Frugalpac, founded by engineer Martin Myerscough, aims at provi
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Here’s how you build Facebook’s $30,000 VR camera Remember Facebook’s Surround 360, the company’s open-source, $30,000 360-degree camera? The company has just released the parts list and assembly manual – which just so happens to look suspiciously like an IKEA one. Lets take a look at some of the materials you you need. Seventeen cameras? Well, it does cost $30K… This part looks totally easy. Ahh screw it, that’s way too many screws. Maybe next
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Trends in late preterm, early term birth rates and association with clinician-initiated obstetric interventions Between 2006 and 2014, late preterm and early term birth rates decreased in the United States and an association was observed between early term birth rates and decreasing clinician-initiated obstetric interventions, according to a study.
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Volkswagen recalls 6,000 cars for failing child locks – Roadshow Child locks, otherwise known as the one thing you want working when you have a curious little one in the backseat.
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There’s Something Very Strange Surrounding This Galaxy Meet the Eye of Horus. It’s a newly discovered galaxy system that’s hiding something incredible in those fuzzy swirls of light circling it: a way of looking back into even further and older galaxies. Read more…
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Real-time imaging of fish gut ties bacterial competition to gut movements In recent years, numerous diseases have been tied to variations in gut microbiota. The rapidly growing probiotics industry targets gut and intestinal health by developing products built mostly around enzyme cultures and bacteria. But a new study now suggests that the underlying health and physical forces of the gut are as important as the bacteria inside in shaping communities of intestinal microb
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Lunch preorder startup Allset now on Facebook Messenger EXCLUSIVE: The lunch preorder startup Allset now allows people to use its service to book a table through a chatbot on Facebook Messenger, the company announced today. Allset allows people to eat at high-end, fast-casual, and other types of restaurants within 5 minutes of arrival. “One of our missions is to reclaim the lunch break and bring people from offices back into the restaurants for lunch,
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Book $500 of Travel Through Amex, Get $80 Back Head to the “Benefits” tab on your Amex account page, and then click on “Offers”. Here you’ll find a bunch of frequently great, ridiculously easy to completely miss coupons, discounts, credits, and more. Read more…
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Buy An Extra $5 Worth of Breakfast With This Discounted IHOP Gift Card Do you like bacon, eggs, and pancakes? You’ll be able to buy enough to make you sick with this discounted IHOP gift card . Read more…
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Massive leak reveals new information on the Nintendo NX Nintendo itself has said that its upcoming NX console would be unique and different. Earlier leaks and patent applications have provided some direction but the latest exclusive from EuroGamer seemingly lets the entire cat out of the bag (and it’s quite a unique cat).
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These houses are built with blocks made from waste plastic In Bogota, 700 tons of plastic is discarded daily, with only 100 tons recycled. But that’s all beginning to change, thanks to the work of Oscar Mendez The post These houses are built with blocks made from waste plastic appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Every One of Us Can Struggle With Food—But Solutions Are Coming All of us face some form of food struggle—how to eat pleasurably, ethically, and healthfully. WIRED is here to help. The post Every One of Us Can Struggle With Food—But Solutions Are Coming appeared first on WIRED .
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All the Extremely Absurd Ways People Are Fighting Zika at the Rio Olympics Donning facial masks, wearing Zika-proof uniforms and freezing sperm: Does any of this stuff actually work?
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Deepest-ever reef survey by divers discovers new fish species Two marine biologists beat the record for the deepest underwater survey carried out by human divers, investigating a little-studied ecosystem full of new species
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‘DNC Hacker’ Unmasked: He Really Works for Russia, Researchers Say The hacker who claimed to compromise the DNC swore he was Romanian, but new investigation shows he worked directly for Russia President Vladimir Putin’s government in Moscow. The Daily Beast reports: The hacker who claims to have stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and provided them to WikiLeaks is actually an agent of the Russian government and part of an orchestrated attempt to
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A famous supermassive black hole ‘spied on’ with the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS Novel observations by an international group of researchers with the CanariCam instrument on the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS provide new information about magnetic fields around the active nucleus of the galaxy Cygnus A. This is the first time that polarimetric observations in the middle infrared region of the spectrum have been made of the nucleus of an active galaxy.
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Here’s one way to survive the iPhone headphone apocalypse Apple’s anticipated removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack has drawn plenty of ire and consternation , and rightly so. Along with the jack-less Moto Z and LeEco’s 2016 lineup , the next iPhone is expected to be in the vanguard of a new generation of phones that lack a slot for the most universal of audio connectors. But there will be workarounds. One pretty good idea will be to buy a Bluetooth recei
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Republican Who Resigned From Gary Johnson’s Administration Over Pot Now Endorses Him for President When then-Gov. Gary Johnson announced that he supported legalizing marijuana back in 1999 , he became the first major elected official in the U.S. to say something that the presidential candidates for the two major parties still won’t touch with hazmat gloves 17 years later. The move was enough of a shock that it had repercussions back home in New Mexico, including the resignation of Department o
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WooCommerce now works with Square to seamlessly run both online and offline stores A bit more than a year after Automattic acquired WooCommerce, the popular service that turns any WordPress website into an e-commerce store is now integrating with Square. While this kind of integration doesn’t sound groundbreaking on paper, it has bigger implications when it comes to bridging online stores with offline purchases. Read More
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Energy efficiency gets more efficient for Digital Trends readers Enervee Charge delivers energy efficiency and utility rebates directly to millions of Digital Trends readers thanks to a new tie-up between the SaaS company and the publisher. Venice, CA – July 26, 2016 – Energy efficiency software company Enervee and Oregon based DigitalTrends.com have partnered to bring energy efficiency information and utility energy rebates to readers of the online tech-revie
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Porsche puts all-electric Mission E on fast track, hires 1,400 assembly line workers Now’s the time to start saving, because Porsche’s all-electric, luxury four-seater due by 2020 is on a fast track to production. Porsche confirmed it is bumping up plans to get to market and will be hiring about 1,400 people for the assembly line, 40 percent more than previously estimated, according to Electrek . Porsche is part of the Volkswagen Group, along with VW and Audi. Volkswagen recently
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Elite cyclists are more resilient to mental fatigue As British cyclist Chris Froome celebrates his third Tour de France victory, research shows for the first time that elite endurance athletes have superior ability to resist mental fatigue. The new finding showed that while the recreational cyclists slowed down after performing a computerized cognitive task to induce mental fatigue, the professional cyclists’ time trial performance was not affected
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Childhood illness not linked to higher adult mortality Exposure to infections in early life does not have long-lasting consequences for later-life survival and reproduction, a new biological study has found.
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Halo has been testing its brain stimulating wearable with Olympic athletes ahead of Rio A couple of months after taking to the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in Brooklyn to show off their neuropriming headset, Halo Neuroscience revealed that a number of Olympic athletes from various countries have been using the system to prep for next month’s Rio games. According to the hardware startup, track and field stars Hafsatu Kamara of Sierra Leone, Mikel Thomas of Trinidad and… Read More
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Microsoft Word gains powerful Editor, Researcher tools to help you write more good For years, Microsoft Word has included spell checking, grammar checking, and bibliography tools to help students and others polish their writing skills. You can think of the new Editor and Researcher tools as supercharged versions of what’s already there. Both capabilities will only be available to those who subscribe to Office 365, Microsoft’s subscription service, however. The Researcher tool s
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Facebook Live and Snapchat, New Tools for Tech-Savvy Real Estate Agents Video tours aren’t anything new, but the “rawness” of these platforms offers a new hook when pushing property “Brokers used to be information brokers, and we were really in the business of selling information,” says Victor Alia, a New York-based broker for Douglas Elliman who focuses on luxury property. “What changed recently is that all the information is at people’s fingerprints. Now it’s a ser
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An Austrian Critique of Mainstream Economics Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2016.
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ARKTYPE PMK Detatchable Keychain A keychain that uses a magnetic fidlock for easy detachment and 24/7 security.
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The Null Stern Open Air Hotel An open air hotel in the 6,463 ft. above sea level in the Swiss Alps.
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Newly discovered virus a prime suspect in often-fatal beak disorder spreading among birdsScientists have identified a novel virus — ‘Poecivirus’ — that has been linked to avian keratin disorder (AKD), a disease responsible for debilitating beak overgrowth and whose cause has remained elusive despite more than a decade of research. This new virus is being investigated as a potential cause of AKD and represents a critical step in understanding the emergence of this disease in wild bir
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Season Eggs Before Cooking for a More Tender, Fluffy Scramble Scrambled eggs can either be fluffy and fantastic or sad and rubbery. To make sure they stay on the tender side of things, Cook’s Illustrated recommends whisking in salt before the eggs even touch the pan. When added to raw eggs, salt actually helps to break up the egg proteins, preventing them from bonding tightly and resulting in super tender curds. Just sprinkle in a pinch, mix to incorporate,
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Colorado’s legalized marijuana has resulted in hospital visits for children – study The rate of marijuana exposure in young children in Colorado has increased 150 percent since 2014, when recreational marijuana products became available on the legal market, a new study says. This has led to more children ending up in hospitals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Germany mulls internal army use as top officials claim ‘Islamist terror has arrived’ Officials in Germany are considering deploying the army inside the country in the wake of multiple attacks, while the governor of Bavaria says Islamic terror has already “arrived.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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A Farewell to the Four Seasons Restaurant In Midtown Manhattan, an iconic restaurant closes. And along with the furniture, a part of New York goes too. … Read More »
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The Milky Way’s dark twin revealed An almost invisible galaxy weighs as much as our own. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20333
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Chinese teenagers are spending less on smart phones While the average Chinese shopper is becoming more carefree when it’s time to buy a new phone, China’s teens are counting their pennies a lot more carefully. Most Chinese teens have smartphones that cost up to $130. That’s in contrast to adults, about 51 percent of whom have phones that cost from $150 to $450, according to data released this week by local search engine giant Baidu. SEE ALSO: Why
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Bundle and Save Over $1,000 on High-End JBL Surround Sound Speakers While supplies last, you can bundle and save complete on complete 5.1 high-end speaker systems from JBL. Read more…
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Comcast overhauls its X1 cable-TV platform for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio With metadata galore, and on-demand coverage of star athletes, X1 is a worthwhile upgrade for Olympics addicts.
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Beyond Lead: Flint Water Strongly Tied to Legionnaire’s Disease Corroded pipes full of nutrients for deadly Legionella bacteria; other cities at risk — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4 historical sites we should protect in addition to the moon Why stop at the site of the moon landing? An archaeologist named Beth O’Leary is making the case that we should designate as an historical site the site of the Apollo 11 landing, where Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and the other guy touched down in 1969, and protect it as such. The only problem is that the site is located on the moon, which is going to make it very to hard for us to get up there a
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AMD just announced a graphics card with an SSD AMD has announced a new graphics card that incorporates an SSD for the first time. The Radeon Pro SSG features two PCIe 3.0 M.2 slots allowing you to add up to 1TB of NAND flash memory directly to the graphics card. This will allow large datasets to be worked on locally without having to use system memory, which should provide a much faster experience during heavy rendering work. The Radeon Pro S
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BeanPlus Cold Drip Coffee Brewer Drinking cold brew on a hot summer day is a sheer necessity. But while it’s technically easy to make, most methods are the instant coffee equivalent of the real thing. The BeanPlus Cold Drip Coffee Brewer does it right, employing a slow dripping dutch coffee brewing method that results in smooth, flavorful coffee that’s less acidic and is ready in far less time (at about 4 hours) than tea bag-sty
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Anson Calder Adaptive Layout Bags & Cases submitted by Bernard Capulong One of the many things tactical bag makers get right is modularity. That’s the ability to attach and configure pouches or add-ons to a bag depending on what you need to carry. Usually, it’s done using a grid of webbing, straps, and hardware to snap things in. Outside of the tactical end of the spectrum, you won’t see many bags with this kind of modularity for use in
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Facebook, Twitter cooperated with Brazil’s probe into suspected Olympics terror plot For you, Twitter and Facebook may be little more than a way to waste some time at work, but for investigators in Rio de Janeiro, the two social media giants were key tools in taking down a suspected terror plot . According to the judge who oversaw the probe leading to the arrest last week of alleged Islamist militants in Brazil ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics there, cooperation by Facebook and
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Self-assembling nano inks form conductive and transparent grids during imprint Transparent electronics devices are present in today’s thin film displays, solar cells, and touchscreens. The future will bring flexible versions of such devices. Their production requires printable materials that are transparent and remain highly conductive even when deformed. Researchers have combined a new self-assembling nano ink with an imprint process to create flexible conductive grids with
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The Artic Cove Bucket Top Misting Fan is for outdoor adventures When you know you’re going to be outside in the bright hot sun for a long time, you want to make sure you have the proper gear ready to go. You’ll need plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses, maybe a hat, and if you don’t have access to shade, a few methods of keeping yourself cool. Whether this means getting an outdoor AC or a cool drink, you need to have something on deck . While it may not do wonders
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Drone Penetration Run Link Our friends at Team BlackSheep once again show off their drone flying skills, this time taking their compact Vendetta flyer through tight spaces like windows, rolling tires, and on a freaky fast ride through an old shooting range. Part 1 here . More Awesome Stuff: The Best Drone Footage Drone Flies to Top of Burj Khalifa Swarm Manned Drone Superman Drone
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Energy Economics Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2016.
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SuperMeat seeks to replace slaughterhouses with science Ever since the UN released its 2006 Livestock’s Long Shadow report on the impact animal agriculture has on climate change, the environmental case for ditching meat and going vegan has been gaining traction. One of the alternatives being cooked up to help people do that is synthetic meat, but so far none of the options has been scaled up to become mass-market-friendly. And this is the paradigm shi
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Free Xbox One/360 Games With Gold for August 2016 revealed – CNET WWE 2K16, Spelunky, and more coming for Xbox Live Gold members.
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The Beach Vault A stealthy vault intended to keep your gear safe and secure under the sand.
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Sleep Under the Stars at This Hotel in the Swiss Alps A hotel room for people who really love the outdoors If you’re tired of all those pesky walls in hotel rooms, check out this open-air room in Safiental, Switzerland. Operated by the Null Stern hotel and designed by conceptual artists Frank and Patrik Riklin, this is hotel living at its least intrusive. For around $250 per night, the “room” comes with a standard double bed and night stan
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The best portable induction cooktop By Michael Sullivan This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome , a buyer’s guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here . After putting in more than 40 hours on research and testing, we’re confident that the Duxtop 8100MC Induction Cooktop is the best for most people. This reasonably priced induction burner boils water quickly and cooks rice faster than the competi
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Cory Booker answers Donald Trump’s hateful tweet with love Cory Booker is living proof that love trumps hate. The New Jersey state senator delivered one of the many moving speeches at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night, earning accolades from his party and fans on Twitter but also the attention of the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama’s Democratic convention speech probably made your mom text you As B
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9 music videos that the VMAs overlooked The nominees for the 2016 Video Music Awards are officially here, with Beyoncé in the lead with 11 nominations for her stunning visual album Lemonade . And while, yes, Lemonade is a masterpiece, there were plenty of other eligible music videos that got no love from voters this year. Here’s just a few that they forgot this year. SEE ALSO: VMAs 2016: And the nominees are… Grimes, “Kill V. Ma
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Galaxy S8 details tip most HD display ever made Samsung’s next step after the Galaxy Note 7 has been tipped to be a Galaxy S8 with a 4K display. Resolution so dense, that is, that you’ll be unable to distinguish between individual pixels with your bare eyeball. Not that you were really able to with the 2K displays prominent in smartphones today, but – why not ramp it up … Continue reading
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Sony XBR-55X900C 55″ 4K UHD HDR 3D 120Hz LED LCD Smart HDTV $799 Sony XBR-55X900C 55″ 4K UHD HDR 3D 120Hz LED LCD Smart HDTV $799
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The Philadelphia Pokémon Situation Is Hell Background image: Getty PHILADELPHIA — Thus far, the Democratic National Convention has been many things: scorching, plagued by scandal , a logistical nightmare. But now, after just over 24 hours in Philly, I can add one more thing to this ever-growing list: An willful affront to Pokémon Go players everywhere. The Republican National Convention was an oasis of diverse, vibrant Pokémon fauna. Than
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Arup, TEAM V to build world’s tallest timber residential building in Amsterdam Arup announced on July 25 that they would partner with TEAM V Architecture, Lingotto, Nicole Maarsen, and Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij in the construction of a 73-meter-high residential tower. With 14,500 square meters of floor space in total, the tower, named HAUT, will house 55 apartments and an underground parking lot. Upon completion, HAUT will be the tallest timber tower in the world. “B
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Sanders urges supporters to stop booing & support Clinton to beat Trump Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton didn’t go down well with many of his supporters, who are loudly expressing their discontent at the democratic convention, prompting the Vermont senator to once again implore the rebels to support her. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What Can a Hacker Do with Your Genetic Information? Learning about the genetic markers stored in your DNA can be an illuminating experience, even a life-altering one . Now that direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies such as 23andMe have made these tests more accessible and affordable, it’s no wonder that more than 1 million people have shipped their spit off to be genotyped, and have all their genetic information catalogued ( and sold ) in t
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An Internet Censorship Company Tried to Sue the Researchers Who Exposed Them Image: Flickr/ Konrad Förstner Netsweeper is a small Canadian company with a disarmingly boring name and an office nestled among the squat buildings of Waterloo, Ontario. But its services—namely, online censorship—are offered in countries as far-flung as Bahrain and Yemen. In 2015, University of Toronto-based research hub Citizen Lab reported that Netsweeper was providing Yemeni rebels with censo
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Study links gymnastics equipment to exposure to flame-retardant chemicals As the summer Olympics get underway, a new study reports that popular gymnastics training equipment contains mixtures of flame-retardant chemicals that have been linked to increased risks of ADHD, cancer and brain development delays.
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Decade-long cooling cycle: Middle atmosphere in sync with ocean In the late 20th century scientists observed a cooling at the transition between the troposphere and stratosphere at an altitude of about 15 kilometers. Climate scientists now show that the cooling could also be part of a natural decadal variation which is controlled by the water temperature of the Pacific.
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Effective monitoring to evaluate ecological restoration in the Gulf of Mexico To improve and ensure the efficacy of restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon — the largest oil spill in US history — a new report recommends a set of best practices for monitoring and evaluating ecological restoration activities.
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Morel mushroom abundance after wildfire Forest ecologists recently published research estimating the abundance of morel mushrooms after a wildfire in California’s Sierra Nevada.
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TEN Arquitectos’ Brooklyn Tower Nearing Completion Courtesy of TEN Arquitectos A new landmark on the Brooklyn skyline, TEN Arquitectos ’ DBCD (Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District) South building at 300 Ashland, is nearing completion, with tenants expected to move in by the end of the summer. The mixed-use building will feature 379 apartment units and will also become the new home of a number of cultural tenants, including the performing arts orga
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7 Smart Home Starter Kits That Are Worth the Money The smart home movement is seriously misunderstood. It provides so many interesting benefits, such as reduced energy consumption or increased home property value, yet so many people are against it. The truth is that while some of the arguments against the smart home movement are valid, most of them are little more than myths. The worst myth is that smart homes are expensive, but when you look at
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Dell XPS 12 Two-in-One Laptop Review Consumers are increasingly gravitating toward so-called “convertible” laptops — that is, tablets that attach to a keyboard, giving users the best of both worlds. Dell’s new XPS 12 is no exception, at least not in terms of its foundational design: it has a folio cover, magnetic keyboard, detachable tablet, and stylus. We’ve seen all that before, and we’ll see it … Continue reading
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Monarch Tempered Glass Cocktail Table $84.14 Monarch Tempered Glass Cocktail Table $84.14
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It’s Only Tuesday but You Can Still Save at Saturdays’ Summer Sale Saturdays is a brand that excels in making basics look really great, instead of really boring. With 50% off a plethora of basic, easy styles , and some kind of insane looking ones too , it’s a really good idea to stock up now. Read more…
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Here’s a Nice Looking Coffee Table For $84, If You’re In the Market I’ve never heard of the brand before, but this Monarch wood and glass coffee table looks really nice, and it’s only $84 on Amazon right now . Obviously, it won’t fit with the decor of every home, but if you like the design, it has great customer reviews. Read more…
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The Best Online Print Service After more than 40 hours of research and comparison, including a blind test with a panel of photo novices and hobbyists, we recommend Aspen Creek Photo as the best online service for most people who want their digital images turned into great-looking photo prints. “The perfect service” doesn’t exist, and all of the shops we tested involve a compromise of some kind, but Aspen Creek Photo offers th
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How to clean your Windows registry and speed up your PC Editor’s note: This article was revisited in July 2016 to make sure all of the programs that were tested are still available, and they were all rerun on a modern, Windows 10 PC to verify compatibility. Let’s start with a little quiz. I say, “Big, bloated, and full of errors.” What do you say? Right, “Windows Registry.” One more: “Messing with it is risky.” If you guessed the registry again, you p
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Dolly’s Clones Are Living Long, Healthy Lives Twenty years ago, Dolly the sheep proved to the world that cloning was possible, but her poor health didn’t exactly engender much confidence in the process. However, her siblings, cloned from the same cell line, are serving as living proof that cloning is perhaps a viable, safe technology. They’re the equivalent of sheep senior citizens, and they’re still in good health. These four sheep cloned fr
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Task force maybe too stringent in not yet recommending melanoma screening The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced today that it doesn’t have enough evidence to recommend that clinicians perform visual screening for melanomas with patients with no known special risk for the skin cancer. In an invited commentary in JAMA — the journal of the American Medical Association — Drs. Martin Weinstock and Hensin Tsao agree that the evidence doesn’t meet the task force
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Evidence insufficient to make recommendation regarding visual skin examination by a clinician The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of visual skin examination by a clinician to screen for skin cancer in asymptomatic adults. The report appears in the July 26 issue of JAMA . read more
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Architect’s App of the Week: Turn Your iPad Into a Digital Drafting Board With Morpholio Trace 2.0 Popular culture loves to depict architects as bespectacled, compass-wielding aesthetes who go through countless rolls of trace paper at their drafting boards. The reality is that most architects today — bespectacled or not — have a much reduced need for these tools. They execute the majority of their work on a computer. Drafting and rendering software, once learned, expedite the drawing process t
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Biologists Search for New Model Organisms Ever since he was a student in the late 19th century, the Columbia University zoologist Thomas Hunt Morgan would flee the city heat to spend his summer in the seaside village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The Marine Biological Laboratory there offered a bounty of biological diversity to explore. Morgan investigated regeneration in hermit crabs, cell division in sea urchins, embryonic development
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Researchers identify protein role in pathway required for Ebola replication A newly identified requirement of a modified human protein in ebolavirus replication, may unlock the door for new approaches to treating Ebola.
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Major new study provides important insights for effective treatment of heart failure with pEFThe number of patients hospitalized with HFpEF is now comparable to those with traditional heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and is projected to exceed that of HFrEF within the next few years. Therefore, it has become even more important to characterize the typical HFpEF patient and uncover factors that influence poor outcomes. In a new report published in the American Journal
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Overlooked benefit of successful healthy lifestyle programs: Improved quality-of-life The value of a healthy lifestyle isn’t only reflected by the numbers on the scale or the blood pressure cuff. Researchers have demonstrated that it can also be measured through improved ‘health-related quality-of-life.’
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New genetics clues into motor neuron disease Researchers have contributed to the discovery of three new genes which increase the risk of motor neuron disease, opening the door for targeted treatments.
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Bots are overemphasizing A.I. when they should emphasize intelligence GUEST: Bots are officially everywhere — they’re available to assist with almost every part of our lives, from shopping and gift-giving to news-tracking and political decision-making. They can even tell us what to make for dinner . The thing that seems odd to me, though, is that the entire bot conversation has been focused on A.I., machine learning (ML), and natural language processing (NLP). This
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Owlet’s wearable SIDS alarm isn’t ready for the real world The first thing every new parent does is worry: If you make a mistake, the consequences can be fatal. Biology has made our children resilient creatures, sure, but as a parent you never lose that constant, low-level panic. It’s one of the reasons there’s a cottage industry of baby gadgets designed to offload the burden of worrying onto an appliance. Owlet’s smart sock is one such device, a wireles
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Why a 23-year-old needs to start saving for retirement Congrats! You’re 23 years old and you have your first real job. On the downside, you now work long hours, wear uncomfortable shoes all day and can’t take naps. Even worse, your paychecks get divided pretty evenly between rent, food and student loan payments. Understandably, you haven’t bothered to start a retirement fund yet — you’re only 23! You have 39 years before you need to even start worryi
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Use the “Other” Search Option in Finder To View a Massive List of Powerful Search AttributesIt is pretty easy to hunt down a file on a Mac using Spotlight, but unless you’ve gone looking for something very specific, you’ve probably never bothered to click on the “Other” tab in Finder’s search panel. Six Colors reminds us just how powerful that search parameter is. Type out a search in Finder, then click the “+” sign beneath the save bar. Once you’re there, tap the three-line icon and cl
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Want to be an ace pilot before you buy an expensive drone? Practice with this $120 quadcopter As far as drones go, the Swann Xtreem Gravity Pursuit is as stripped-down as a bowling ball. It doesn’t contain GPS, or any sort of piloting assistance to aid you in flying. But its $120 price point makes this one of the most affordable mid-sized drones you’ll find, and it’s perfect for those who want to get into the drone hobby without learning to fly for the first time on a $500+ platform. High
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Deodoro Olympic Park will host multiple sporting events during the Rio 2016 games Rio 2016: a 2.5 million-square-metre area west of Rio de Janeiro has been transformed by Brazilian firm Vigliecca & Associados into one of two major locations during the city’s Olympic and Paralympic games (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Virginia’s Governor Makes a Mess Out of Restoring Felons’ Voting Rights Earlier in the year, Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe made a big splash by declaring that he would, as a blanket measure, restore the voting rights of more than 200,000 released felons. Republicans immediately resisted the gesture. Grotesquely—and predictably—the debate very quickly became about who these released felons would be voting for, as though that should factor in at all as to wh
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Hospital data helps predict risk of pneumonia after heart surgery A new risk model could help patients avoid a common post-surgical complication, reports a new article. The new preoperative risk model is designed to guide clinical decision-making and physician-patient conversations about regimens to pursue before an operation so patients can avoid pneumonia later.
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Protein insights to help find heart disease cure New insights into how the human genome gets through the daily grind with the help of RNA-binding proteins has been uncovered in a discovery that could ultimately lead to a cure for heart disease.
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Rainforest greener during ‘dry’ season At 2.7 million square miles, the Amazon Jungle is the world’s largest rainforest. Researchers now believe the rainforest has different levels of photosynthesis, with more during the dry season. They report that more extreme droughts due to climate change could negatively affect the rainforest’s ability to sequester carbon through photosynthesis.
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Repeated experiences of racism most damaging to mental health For the first time, research reveals how harmful repeated racial discrimination can be on mental and physical health. The study looked at the accumulation of experiences of racial attacks over time including being shouted at, being physically attacked, avoiding a place, or feeling unsafe because of one’s ethnicity.
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Washington to fight cyber-attacks with sanctions Saying that the US is “in the midst of a revolution of the cyber threat,” the White House has issued a directive establishing new guidelines for the government in case of “significant cyber incidents,” stressing that “no tool is off the table.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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How the Chinese Government Became the World’s Hacking Superpower In January of 2010, Google made a shocking announcement : The Chinese government had broken into its systems to steal sensitive data. This was the first time an American company had the guts to publicly stand up and point the finger at the government of China. “We detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft
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Credit card companies are blowing it with chip payments Today I did two things I do nearly every day. 1) I bought something using a credit card, and 2) I complained about something on Twitter . But today, the complaint on Twitter was related to payments, and now my replies are blowing up. They’re blowing up because I said a very obvious thing: in the past couple of months, buying something with a credit card in America has become an absolutely awful e
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The origin of the species: Dragons Welcome back to Geek.com’s Origin of the Species. Each time out we’ll take a look at one of our favorite fantasy, science fiction or horror races or species, going in-depth exploring their origins […]
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Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB Drive Price: $509 | Buy | Link Seagate’s new Barracuda Pro hard drives includes the world’s first consumer-grade 10TB drive. The 3.5″ HDD runs at 7200rpm, has a 256MB cache and a transfer rate of up to 220MB/s. Gamers should also consider the Firecuda hybrid SSHD. More Awesome Stuff: Seagate Innov8 USB Hard Drive Dell XPS 15: Making Awesome(r) Things Huawei MateBook MKBHD’s Dream Desk HP Envy Curved Al
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Dealmaster: Get a Dell Optiplex 9020 micro desktop for $632 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains , we have a bunch of great deals to share this week. One of the biggest deals is on a very small item: now you can get a Dell Optiplex 9020 micro desktop with a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive for just $632. Only slightly bigger than a soda can, this small desktop supports VESA mounting under a table or behind a mo
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JetBlue’s Two-Day Sale Has Fares Starting at $34 JetBlue , the second best US airline , has launched a two-day sale featuring fares as low as $34. Depending on your travel plans, this will either save you a ton of money or be totally useless. Good luck! Read more…
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This $50 JCPenney Gift Card is Only $40 Free money is free money, y’all. Any time you can get a discounted gift card, I think it should be worth mentioning. Get this $50 JCPenney gift card for only $40. That could go a pretty long way. Read more…
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Motorola Confirms That It Will Not Commit To Monthly Security Patches If you are planning to purchase the Moto Z or a Moto G4 smartphone, be prepared to not see security updates rolling out to your phone every month — and in a timely fashion. After Ars Technica called out Motorola’s security policy as “unacceptable” and “insecure,” in a recent review, the company tried to handle the PR disaster, but later folded. In a statement to the publicatio
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Plasma technology can be tapped to kill biofilms on perishable fruit, foods Seeing fruit “turn bad and going to waste” inspired a team of researchers in China to explore using atmospheric pressure nonequilibrium plasma — already widely used for medical purposes — as a novel solution to extend the shelf life of fruit and other perishable foods. read more
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NewAge 4′ X 8′ Adjustable Width Ceiling Storage Rack + $16 Sears Credit $99.99 NewAge 4′ X 8′ Adjustable Width Ceiling Storage Rack + $16 Sears Credit $99.99
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This is the cheapest Android smartwatch yet The wearables market is in decline , but that isn’t stopping Chinese startup Mobvoi from creating its own smartwatch. The Ticwatch 2 is actually Mobvoi’s second smartwatch designed for the global market, running the company’s proprietary Ticwear 4.0 software, which is based on Android and not Android Wear . But the most compelling feature of the Ticwatch 2 is its price; the watch will cost just $
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The long journey your blood takes after you donate If you have ever wondered about the journey your blood takes after it gets sucked out of your body, this video gives you a behind-the-scenes look. Even if you haven’t wondered such things, it is still pretty interesting. The detailed journey from one body to the next body makes you realize how much work goes in to the simple — and important — act of blood donation. Created by not-for-profit blood
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The Philips Multi Chopper Food Processor makes vegetables seem more appealing We know we should be eating more raw fruits and veggies over anything else, but it’s just so dang easy to prepare carb heavy foods with meat. The reason we don’t flock to veggies for meals or snacks is that it’s a lot of busy work to wash, prep, and cut them up. If it could be as easy as pressing a button and didn’t give you more of a headache to use a gadget than it would otherwise, would you st
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Audi has its sights set on electric, autonomous, and fuel-cell vehicles Audi CEO Rupert Stadler announced to managers in a meeting last week that all-electric vehicles will be 25 to 30 percent of the brand’s sales by 2025, according to SlashGear . In an interview with Heilbronner Stimme, Stadler also said the car company would have three all-electric cars by 2020, including an A-series model. As part of the push to electrifying vehicles, Audi will cut back on some mo
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French church attack: ‘Priest killer’ was being monitored The suspected killer of a priest in a French church was being monitored by police and wearing a tag at the time of the attack, prosecutors say.
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Kyle’s Kinetics Handmade Balancing Sculptures Is your life out of balance? Could you use some inspiration? Are you just sick of Carson in the desk next door getting all the stop-bys and giggles from the ladies because he has the cool desktop toys? Kyle and his Kinetics have got your equilibrium. Your muse. Your “Eat my Ape Hanger Handlebar Beach Cruiser, Carson!” Kyle’s Kinetics are a collection of metal sculptures in motion. Each
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Dad behind the USA Freedom Kids is now suing Donald Trump Remember the USA Freedom Kids? Those bumptious tweens with the inane tune about how great Donald Trump is? The ones in the star-spangled dresses who went viral after performing for Trump supporters in Pensacola, Florida, in January, and who said that “enemies of freedom face the music … President Donald Trump knows how to make America great again?” Turns out their love affair with The
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New model is first to predict tree growth in earliest stages of tree life A new statistical model has been created that accurately predicts tree growth from when they are first planted until they reach crown closure.
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Program your own self-driving racer with FormulaPi Self-driving race cars are a few years away but why not simulate the roar of robotic Formula 1 cars with a little Raspberry Pi magic? The folks at Piborg are offering the opportunity for hackers and makers to try and drive their own autonomous car brain in a centralized race. They’ve launched a Kickstarter and they’re looking for folks to download the autonomous racing code, modify… Read More
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Yahoo users have no need to panic For Yahoo’s stalwart users, the company’s acquisition should not usher in any dramatic changes in the near future. Actually, some industry analysts say people using Yahoo Mail, its search engine or its news page now may feel more secure, and that services are unlikely to disappear from lack of funding or lack of corporate interest anytime soon. However, for a company that has become a decided B-l
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‘Killers chanting in Arabic film priest’s throat-slitting’: Details about French church attack An attacker that stormed a French church and slit an 84-year-old priest’s throat has been identified as Adel Kermiche. He was known to police and had travelled to Syria several times. A witness says the killers videoed the act while chanting in Arabic. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kano inks deal with Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble to sell DIY computer kit – CNET Kano’s DIY computer kit for kids started out on Kickstarter, and will soon be available in retail stores.
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The Most Likely Age of Sex Offenders: They Aren’t Old People—They’re 14. My piece in today’s New York Post will probably surprise folks who think the sex offender registry is filled with middle-aged men arrested for luring kids into white vans with the promise of puppies—or even, in a new twist, Pokemon . But in fact, the most common age that people are charged with a sex offense is 14. That’s according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice . Why so young? I explain: Because
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Obama May Backtrack on Military Equipment Ban For Police President Barack Obama will review a year-old executive order prohibiting the transfer of military-grade weapons to police, according to Reuters . The president signed Executive Order 13688 in May 2015, banning the transfer of certain military equipment between armed forces and police departments. This included such items as tracked armored vehicles, weaponized vehicles, grenade launchers, and ca
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Many Bernie Sanders Delegates Protest DNC Platform’s Lack of Support for Palestinians A big part of the reason Bernie Sanders stuck around in the primary process for as long as he did was to ensure the inclusion of a number progressive issues into the Democratic Party platform that otherwise stood no chance of being included. His stubborn ( and often wrongheaded ) longevity paid off in a number of ways—he got Hillary Clinton to embrace a $15 minimum wage , for example. But one pla
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Decentralize the Nuclear Arsenals Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Taxes and Spending War and Foreign Policy Political Theory Decentralize the Nuclear Arsenals 0 Views Military spending by the United States is higher now than it was during the Cold War . That means the US taxpayer is now on the hook to pay for more military personnel, bases, and weaponry than was the case when the Soviet Union controlled an area three times the si
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Health insurance coverage is associated with lower odds of alcohol use by pregnant womenResearchers have studied the relationship between health insurance coverage and tobacco and alcohol use among reproductive age women in the US, and whether there were differences according to pregnancy status. The findings showed that pregnant women with insurance coverage had lower odds of alcohol use in the past month; however the odds of tobacco use were not affected. For non-pregnant women, in
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Study in mice suggests stem cells could ward off glaucoma An infusion of stem cells could help restore proper drainage for fluid-clogged eyes at risk for glaucoma, suggests a new mouse study.
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Save $30 On This Popular Vantrue Dash Cam Vantrue’s R2 dash cam was The Wirecutter’s runner-up pick , and you can save a whopping $50 on yours today with promo code VANTRUE2, bringing the price down to $100. Read more…
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Opera Mini can download videos for offline viewing If you’re often in areas where mobile data is spotty or pricey, the Opera Mini browser for Android has a helpful new feature: video downloading. When you’re at home or have solid WiFi, you can visit sites like Facebook, IMDB and GQ.com and download videos directly to your phone. Later, if you’re without a signal or want to keep your cell bill down, you can watch the videos offline at your leisure
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Intel slated to show off its version of the HoloLens next month Intel seems to be developing a pair of augmented reality smart glasses, and we may see them at the company’s developer show next month. The Intel Remote EyeSight, a set of head-worn AR smart glasses, is built around the idea of remote collaboration. The company will offer details at a technical session during next month’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Further information about the AR sm
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Could the deadly mosquito-borne yellow fever virus cause a Zika-like epidemic in the Americas? Yellow fever virus (YFV), a close relative of Zika virus and transmitted by the same type of mosquito, is the cause of an often-fatal viral hemorrhagic fever and could spread via air travel from endemic areas in Africa to cause international epidemics. The recent reemergence and spread of YFV in Africa and Asia and the dire shortage of YFV vaccine have called attention to the potential public hea
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UMD researchers discover a way that animals keep their cells identical Cancers arise in skin, muscle, liver or other types of tissue when one cell becomes different from its neighbors. Although biologists have learned a lot about how tissues form during development, very little is known about how two cells of the same tissue stay identical for an animal’s entire lifetime. read more
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Able Planet True Fidelity Active Noise-Canceling Headphones + $85 Sears Credit $99.99 Able Planet True Fidelity Active Noise-Canceling Headphones + $85 Sears Credit $99.99
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Warby Parker layers titanium and acetate for their limited edition Field Series Photo: Warby Parker Warby Parker is introducing its latest series of limited edition frames and for this collection they’re mixing acetate and titanium in a unique new silhouette. The company is sandwiching two layers of titanium over a sliver of acetate to create a look that’s both classic yet fresh and modern. The frames are set up with CR-39 polarized lenses standard and if you need a prescrip
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3D printers can now print with hemp, beer, and coffee Most 3D printers use plastic, which usually isn’t the most environmentally friendly material available. Most forms of plastic are made from hydrocarbons like oil, and they don’t break down when you’re done with […]
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Cataclysm at Meteor Crater: Crystal sheds light on Earth, moon, Mars (Update) In molten sandstone extracted by prospectors a century ago, an international team of scientists has discovered microscopic crystals telling of unimaginable pressures and temperatures when a 50-meter asteroid (traveling 12 kilometers per second) formed Meteor Crater in northern Arizona some 49,000 years ago.
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Sphero SPRK Edition More and more things in our life are connected. Which also means they’re running code. Give your kid (or yourself) a fun intro to coding with the Sphero SPRK Edition…. Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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T-Mobile’s Binge On service now includes more than 100 streaming partners T-Mobile’s Binge On benefit, if you’re unfamiliar, grants subscribers unfettered access to streaming services that have chosen to jump on the Magenta carrier’s bandwagon — watching videos from Binge On partners YouTube and Netflix, for instance, won’t count against your data cap. It’s not without strings attached — Binge On, when enabled, downgrades video quality to 480p across the board — but it
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Philadelphia Is Bouncing Back From Problems Still Plaguing Cleveland The two host cities for the Republican and Democratic national conventions are both former urban dynamos that fell on hard times. In 1950, Philadelphia, which is hosting the Democratic convention this week, was the country’s third-largest city, with more than 2 million people. Cleveland, which hosted the Republicans last week, was the seventh-largest, with a population of more than 900,000. But o
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To Be a Kid Again | Dr. Ravi Perry | TEDxNorthHighSchool Dr. Ravi Perry asks us to take a moment and think about being a kid again. With all of the responsibilities and expectations of being an adult, tapping into our inner kid with safety, comfort and love, our possibilities are endless. Dr. Ravi K. Perry, a native of Toledo, Ohio, holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University, each in political science. Dr. P
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Scientists identify novel genes linked to motor neuron disease Novel genes that increase the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the most common form of motor neuron disease, have been identified by scientists.
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NASA team begins testing of a ‘new-fangled’ optic t’s an age-old astronomical truth: To resolve smaller and smaller physical details of distant celestial objects, scientists need larger and larger light-collecting mirrors. This challenge is not easily overcome given the high cost and impracticality of building and — in the case of space observatories — launching large-aperture telescopes.
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61% off LEMONBEST HD 720p Handheld Wifi Inspection Scope – Deal Alert Here’s one of those gadgets you might want to have around, just in case. This wireless inspection camera  is ideal for HVAC inspection, cable routing, automotive inspection & maintenance, or for anybody who just likes to drop things into dark confined spaces. Simply put, this waterproof camera/scope lets you see into those hard-to-see spaces. The camera is flexible, 3.2 ft in length,
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Cleaner air may be driving water quality in Chesapeake Bay A new study suggests that improvements in air quality over the Potomac watershed, including the Washington, D.C., metro area, may be responsible for recent progress on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. Scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have linked improving water quality in streams and rivers of the Upper Potomac River Basin to reductions in nitrogen po
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Research tracks interplay of genes and environment on physical, educational outcomes Over the course of the 20th century, genes began to play a greater role in the height and body mass index (BMI) of Americans, while their significance decreased in educational attainment and occurrence of heart disease.
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Link About It: Toronto’s Poop-Themed Cafe Serving chocolate soft-serve, pudding and other brown desserts, a new cafe is set to open in Toronto—and it’s poop-themed. Lien Nguyen (the cafe owner) says that the aim is “trying to make poop cute.” She will open Poop Café Dessert Bar in Toronto…… Continue Reading…
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The 15 Best Bifold Wallets Built for fans of no-frills tradition, paired with a smooth design.
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Genome-editing ‘toolbox’ targets multiple genes at once Scientists have designed a system to modify, or edit, multiple genes in the genome simultaneously, while also minimizing unintended effects. The gene-editing ‘toolbox’ provides a user-friendly solution that scientists can apply to research on cancer and other disciplines, the researchers said.
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Medicaid expansion increased Medicaid enrollment among liver transplant recipientsResearchers have found that Medicaid expansion increased Medicaid enrollment among people who received liver transplants funded by commercial insurance.
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iPhone 7 May Include Flush ‘3D Touch’ Home Button Apple’s iPhone 7 may not include a physical home button, instead adopting a touch-sensitive ” 3D Touch ” home button, reports Mac Otakara [ Google Translate ]. Such a home button would be flush with the body of the iPhone and would not actually depress when a finger is placed on it. Instead, when a user presses on the home button, haptic feedback will mimic a press, much like the Force T
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Bezos, Tyson join Pentagon’s innovation advisory board WASHINGTON – Jeff Bezos, the founder of commercial space company Blue Origin, and celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson are joining the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Advisory Board to help transfer Silicon Valley culture and technologies to the U.S. Defense Department. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made the announcement July 26 at the new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Bosto
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Researchers find Chilean salt flat drains a surprisingly vast area A recent research report about one of the largest lithium brine and salt deposits in the world in Chile’s Atacama Desert by geoscientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the first to show that water and solutes flowing into the basin originate from a much larger than expected portion of the Andean Plateau.
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This company wants to turn water bottles in Flint, MI into auto parts The water is still toxic for many residents of Flint, MI yet one automotive supply company has plans to turn the crisis into an opportunity. An auto parts supplier today announced plans to relocate a facility from China to Flint, MI in part to turn discarded water bottles into plastic auto parts. The company plans on investing $9.68 million into the venture, which includes hiring 380… Read More
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Democratic Platform 2016: Science Planks Good, Bad and Missing In his Hillary Clinton endorsement speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last night, Sen. Bernie Sanders declared, “Donald Trump? Well, like most Republicans, he chooses to reject science.” Sanders was specifically speaking about Trump’s calling man-made climate change a “hoax.” Trump later insisted that his comment that climate change is hoax perpetrate
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Minimalist Lamps That Reminds Of The Candle World In the old times the only light in the evening was that from candles, it was romantic and mysterious. Today with all those lamps, LEDs, all types of lights possible which also double as other objects we forgot candles but designer Kazuya Koike didn’t. Inspired by candles, the designer created a collection of modern lamps that remind us of candle light. The Pit collection of lighting objects are a
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These celebs fired up the Democratic convention on its opening day The kick off of the Democratic National Convention included not only some of the biggest names in the political arena, but also some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Several women spoke in support of Hillary Clinton Sarah Silverman called “Bernie or Bust” voters “ridiculous,” Demi Lovato spoke on mental health and Eva Longoria responded to some of Republican presidential nom
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Pokémon Go’s Lesson for Parks: Embrace Technology The AR smash only hints at the possibilities of parks taking a more aggressive lead with technology With mobs of phone-wielding fans spending more and more time in (augmented) reality, exploring their surroundings and venturing to new parts of their cities , the Pokémon Go phenomenon could be seen as a mixed blessing for parks and parks administrators. Increased and unexpected outdoor engagement
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Big electronics makers to merge in $15 bn deal Electronic component maker Analog Devices announced a deal Tuesday to buy rival Linear Technology for $15 billion.
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New evidence: How amino acid cysteine combats Huntington’s disease Researchers have reported they have identified a biochemical pathway linking oxidative stress and the amino acid cysteine in Huntington’s disease.
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Research tracks interplay of genes and environment on physical, educational outcomes Over the course of the 20th century, genes began to play a greater role in the height and body mass index (BMI) of Americans, while their significance decreased in educational outcomes and occurrence of heart disease.
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Can architecture make people trust cops? Jeanne Gang’s ‘Polis Project’ takes on 21st century policing to build trust with architecture The post Can architecture make people trust cops? appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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NASA approves Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser plan Sierra Nevada Corp. has completed the second milestone in its commercial cargo contract with NASA. The company said Monday NASA had approved the company’s plan for getting its Dream Chaser spacecraft to the International Space Station. The company won one of three Commercial Resupply Services 2 contracts from NASA in January to deliver cargo to and from the station, starting in late 2019. [Sierra
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Logitech’s Tricked Out MX Master Mouse Just Got a Little More Affordable The successor to one of the most popular mice ever made is down to a new low price on Amazon , while supplies last. Read more…
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Cybersecurity experts see merit in claims of Russian hacking Experts who’ve followed the leak of Democratic National Committee documents say they believe the party’s claim that Moscow had a hand in the hack, lending weight to the extraordinary allegation that the Kremlin is trying to tamper with the U.S. presidential contest.
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Improving Internet with mid-wavelength infrared With a growing number of people connecting to the Internet everyday, Internet cables are under the threat of a “bandwidth explosion.” read more
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Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can “hide” within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold. read more
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Make Your Own Micro USB Cable to Charge Your Phone From Another Phone Ever find yourself with a dead smartphone battery, but around a friend with a full charge? Make Magazine shows you how to make your own USB cable that’ll allow you to recharge your phone from another phone. Basically, you’re making a little USB On-The-Go cable that can recharge any other device that uses a micro-USB cable. The whole thing is small enough to fit on a keychain, so it’s easy to keep
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How to Play Pokémon Go In Landscape Mode On the iPhone If you hate that you have to play Pokémon Go in vertical mode on your iPhone, this landscape mode workaround is super easy to do. The first person to get the app running in landscape mode was a redditor that did it on accident . Since then people have been trying to recreate the glitch, and it seems like there’s now a guaranteed method. Multiple sources have tested it out, including Redmond Pie a
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California closes the Steve Jobs license plate loophole (credit: Aurich Lawson) One of the many things Steve Jobs was famous for was his refusal to put a license plate on the back of his car, a Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG. Jobs—or someone close to him— spotted a loophole in California DMV regulations allowing six months of grace before a license plate had to be attached to a new car. As a result, the Apple supremo maintained a rolling six-month lease on a
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Upgrade To 5.1 Surround Sound For $169, With Few Wires, and No Receiver As long as you don’t mind buying a refurb, VIZIO’s SB3851 38″ 5.1 surround sound system is on sale for $169 on Amazon right now . I own this exact system, and absolutely love it, as do many of our readers . Read more…
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How Does Maritime Law Actually Work? A country’s territorial waters reach twelve miles off its coast, which means it can make up the rules there. Twelve miles beyond that is the contiguous zone where the country can only enforce laws regarding customs, taxation, immigration, and pollution. Up to 200 nautical miles off the coast is the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which is sort of international waters but only that country has the
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Awesome Star Wars Fan Film Imagines an Empire That Never Stopped Fighting After Return of the Jedi Like how some soldiers never stop fighting a war well after it’s ended, this short film Call of the Empire, by Trevor Kerr , imagines a world where remnants of the defeated Empire are still waging war against the Rebels after the Battle of Endor. It’s like seeing a glimpse of what might have happened in a galaxy far, far away, a few years after the events of Return of the Jedi . Read more…
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Blackberry Gives Up Image: AP Blackberry has basically given up. The dusty old smartphone pioneer is releasing its second Android phone, even after investors (and an uninterested public) urged CEO John Chen to ditch the handset business altogether. But alas, here we are, and so is Blackberry’s new smartphone, the DTEK50. The DTEK50 is about as nice as it sounds. It’s a cheap 5.2-inch Android smartphone made in China
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New Facebook Messenger bot orders lunch for you, curates meals – CNET Allset’s Facebook Messenger chatbot finds nearby restaurants, books tables and lets you order meals.
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Dark Matter is a blockbuster read that channels Michael Crichton Jason Dressen leads an average life. He’s happily married with a teenage son, teaches physics at a local college, and generally gets by, until one night he’s kidnapped and drugged. Before he slips into unconsciousness, his kidnapper asks him if he’s happy. When he wakes up, he’s surrounded by people in hazmat suits, and his entire life is gone: he isn’t a college professor, isn’t married, and wor
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I thought I knew the future of luggage, but then I saw this suitcase that follows you around I really did think I knew the whole future of luggage. A rideable suitcase ? That seemed to be the pinnacle of innovation. But only a mere five days after discovering the Modobag, it’s being usurped in my mind by the Cowarobot R1 , which its manufacturer says is the “world’s first autonomous suitcase.” LOL. Cowarobot The Cowarobot makes me feel happy because I like the idea of something
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Body Talk: A new crowdshaping technology uses words to create accurate 3-D body modelsResearchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the University of Texas at Dallas, revealed new crowdshaping technology at SIGGRAPH 2016 that creates accurate 3-D body models from 2D photos using crowdsourced linguistic descriptions of body shape. The Body Talk system takes a single photo and produces 3-D body shapes that look like the person and are accurate enough to size c
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Geek Toys : Marbleocity Dragon Coaster Get the ball rolling. Inspired by the real wooden roller coaster of the same name, located at Playland in Rye, NY, the Marbleocity Dragon Coaster is made of over 80 laser-cut birch wood parts. The only supplies you’ll need are glue and some time. $49.99
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Home & Office : Harry Potter House Banners Represent your house. House banners representing Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. There’s also a Hogwarts one featuring the crest and motto, so you can hang them up in your house’s common room, or decorate a Great Hall with all five. $19.99
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Geek Toys : Marbleocity Mini Coaster Let the good times roll. The Marbelocity Mini Coaster is intended as a kit for kids – one to help them learn about cool STEM concepts like conservation of energy, potential & kinetic energy, and gear trains. $29.99
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Home & Office : Star Wars 2016 Propaganda Postcard Set The battle for hearts and minds. This set of eight Star Wars 2016 Propaganda Postcards includes images aimed at turning the hearts and minds of the people. Printed on heavy stock and packed in a custom protective sleeve autographed by Russell Walks, these are a limited-edition of 1000. $39.99
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Home & Office : Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Cutting Board He’s no good to my sliced bread. You can use this Han Solo cutting board to prepare foods, to serve them, and to protect your surfaces. Since its hygienic glass surface resists heat up to 350° F, it’s a perfect trivet. But we could see using this in a craft room, too. $19.99
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Geek Toys : Star Wars Episode VI Boba Fett – Sixth Scale Figure (Deluxe Version) No disintegrations, guaranteed. For those of you who could also use a little more Boba Fett in your life, here he is. Modeled on his ROTJ look, the figure features a fabric cape, 7 interchangeable hand parts, and, of course, a jetpack. $259.99
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Home & Office : The Force Awakens Exclusive Poster Just let it in “Let It In” poster by Russell Walks features Rey holding a lightsaber, silhouetted against the snowy forest underneath the iconic words, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” $39.99
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Popular Wireless Keyboards From HP, Toshiba and Others Don’t Use Encryption, Can Be Easily Snooped On Reader msm1267 writes: Wireless keyboards made by eight different companies suffer from a vulnerability that can allow attackers to eavesdrop on keystrokes from up to 250 feet away, researchers warned Tuesday. If exploited, the vulnerability, dubbed KeySniffer, could let an attacker glean passwords, credit card numbers, security questions and answers — essentially anything typed on a keyboard, in
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Engineers discover highly conductive materials for more efficient electronics Engineers from the University of Utah and the University of Minnesota have discovered that interfacing two particular oxide-based materials makes them highly conductive, a boon for future electronics …
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Ava launches a wearable to help couples conceive Tracking your period, peeing on a stick and carrying around a thermometer have been the dominant technologies over the past 20 years to help families conceive. If it sounds outdated, that’s because it is. TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield alum Ava is hoping to change that with a wearable that helps couples pinpoint when a woman is in her fertile window and the time is right to… Read More
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Why This Climate Change Scientist Still Has Hope Environment Even in the face of dire changes and denial “Having been at many faculty meetings, I can tell you that it is well-nigh impossible to get 97 percent of scientists to agree to a simple coffee break, much less an…
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The Motherboard e-Glossary of Cyber Terms and Hacking Lingo Illustration: Shaye Anderson One of the challenges of writing—and reading—about hacking is that it’s a world full of jargon and technical terms. It’s our job as journalists to translate this lingo and make it understandable to the average reader. Still, accuracy is important and sometimes you have to use the right terms. To help you navigate our stories during our special week on cybersecurity, T
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Burei Men’s Black Crocodile Leather Watch $17.39 Burei Men’s Black Crocodile Leather Watch $17.39
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Zagat’s new iPhone app is like the best of Yelp and Foursquare After buying the restaurant review company Zagat back in 2011 , Google helped to modernize it with a new website, mobile apps and integration within Google Maps. Today, Zagat is getting its biggest upgrade yet on the iPhone , and it’s good enough to make it your primary solution for discovering new places to eat. The app is now smart enough to recommend restaurants based on your location, as well
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What Peter Thiel doesn’t understand about US innovation Thiel sees the American government locking down innovation and keeping it out of the hands of the American everyman. Instead of innovation for all, he described a dystopian world of governmental incompetence and stifled innovation. But Thiel is wrong. Our government is more innovative now than it has ever been, and inventiveness is on the rise. Peter Thiel grew up in a time when the… Read More
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Olympics Committee Says Non-Sponsors Are Banned From Tweeting About the OlympicsThe US Olympics Committee has gone off the deep end, when it comes to intellectual property. It’s willing to sue anyone to protect their trademarks, even when the use is no real threat. But the committee’s latest claim is an entirely new level of absurdity. What’s getting the US Olympics Committee in a tizzy this time? Tweets. Specifically any company that tweets about the Olympic Games and isn’t
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9 Windows 10 Features You Can Safely Disable Windows 10 has been around for a year, and while there are definitely good and bad parts of the operating system (OS), overall we’ve been pretty happy with the upgrade. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still plenty of annoying features that Windows users don’t need included in the OS. Since Windows 10 may be the last version of Windows ever, it’s worth taking some time to prune off th
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Every grain of rice: Ancient rice DNA data provides new view of domestication history Rice, or Oryza sativa as its scientifically known, feeds more than a third of the globe. Yet the majority of rice crops that supply 90 percent of the world come from just two domesticated varieties, japonica and indica.
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Lifting children’s economic prospects through technology In 2016, Forbes reported there were 159 technology billionaires, and four of the 10 richest people in the world made their money in the tech sector. We believe there are opportunities for these technology developers to play a differential role in philanthropy — one that brings together their ability to invest wisely and their acumen for using technology to change the world. Read More
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Track Your Weight Over Time With This $33 Bluetooth Smart Scale While it lacks the brand recognition of the Fitbit Aria, this $33 smart scale can still sync your weight, body fat, and other stats to your phone over Bluetooth so you can track your measurements over time. And if you own an iPhone, it’ll even sync to the Health app, so you can integrate the stats with tons of other fitness apps. Read more…
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Why a Shrink Ray Would Also Be a Death Ray Think about every piece of media that involves humans shrinking down to a fraction of their size: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids… Ant-Man… Fantastic Voyage… that Magic School Bus episode based on Fantastic Voyage. Now realize all those characters should be stone dead. The laws of physics don’t care about whimsy or suspension of disbelief. Read more…
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Chameleon Run Chameleon Run might be the perfect summer time waster. I’m a sucker for games I can play in the waiting room at doctor’s offices, or just while wanting to kill five minutes. The premise is that as you run, you are matching the runners character with the platform you are landing on. Right tap makes you jump, and left tap changes color. Maybe I’m wrong, but it seems like some serious left brain/rig
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Create a Chain Reaction of Good Habits With the Domino Effect Human behaviors are often tied to one another. Consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during her adult life, starting when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Dukes never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by the house. This post originally appeared on JamesClear.com . At some point, she decided to give it another try
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Olympic Runners Supplement Training with Brain-Stimulating Headphones Technology The Halo Sport headphones claim to improve motor learning for athletes This year’s Olympics, though plagued with Zika news, has actually produced interesting technology advances, including headphones that help athletes improve their skills…
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Fire seasons are becoming hotter, drier and longer The fast-moving brush fire tearing through the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend is part of a larger trend: Wildfire seasons in the western United States are lasting longer and burning more land, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
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Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Are Now Equally Unpopular We’ll be reporting from Philadelphia all week and live-blogging each night. Check out all our dispatches from the Democratic convention here . PHILADELPHIA — If you were standing in the convention hall here or watching the Democratic National Convention on television Monday night, it quickly became clear from the tumult on the floor that the Republican Party doesn’t have a copyright on disunity.
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Apple’s Q3 2016 saw highest App Store revenue ever Apple has taken the wraps off its third quarter 2016 financial numbers, with CEO Tim Cook saying its latest quarterly figures “reflect stronger customer demand and business performance than we anticipated at the start of the quarter.” Among other things, the company saw its services business grow by a major 19-percent year-on-year while its App Store revenue reached its highest … Continue reading
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The tireless, automated bots that want to play Pokémon Go for you Why go to the trouble of playing Pokémon Go when this bot offers to do it for you? Last week, we took a look into the growing world of Pokémon Go hacks that reveal the location of usually hidden Pokémon nearby . Now, a new wave of PC-based Pokémon Go “bots” take the hacking a step further, spoofing locations and automating actions to essentially play the game for you while you sit in th
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Apple’s cash on hand decreased for the first time in nearly two years Apple just reported earnings for Q3 2016, and the company soundly beat analyst’s expectations. However, there was one number that we’re not used to seeing. Apple’s cash on hand actually decreased for the first time in seven quarters. Cash on hand this quarter amounted to $231.5 billion, which is down $1.4 billion from the $233 billion on hand at the end of Q2. As a… Read More
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Apple’s Original Programming Isn’t Very Original Apple’s first big “original” content announcement was the upcoming new advertisement original series Planet of the Apps . Now, Apple is snatching up “Carpool Karaoke,” the creative work of James Corden and The Late Late Show , to become a new 16-episode weekly Apple Music exclusive. If you haven’t seen it, the entire idea is getting a famous person to drive around belting tunes and just being sil
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Scientists say they can tell how smart you are by analyzing MRI scans of your brain Can brain scans detect human intellect? It sounds pretty far-out, but scientists from the University of Warwick think it could be possible. More dynamic brains with more interactive regions correlate with higher IQs and creativity in their subjects, according to research by Warwick’s Professor Jianfeng Feng, who published a paper in the Oxford University journal Brain . Feng analyzed resting-stat
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Beyerdynamic shows off new wired and wireless in-ear models ahead of IFA There is certainly no shortage of in-ear headphones on the market, but there’s always room for more, especially when they’re coming from a company with a reputation like Beyerdynamic’s. This week at IFA 2016, the company announced its new Byron series of in-ears ranging from a bare-bones wired model to a feature-packed wireless model. The most affordable of the new series is a simple wired model
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No, Amazon, You Did Not Do This Right Someone at Amazon is trying to tweet, and they want some feedback. Well, speaking as a Twitter expert, Amazon did not do this right. I don’t make the rules. Sorry, better luck next time. Amazon has deleted this tweet.
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Design Your Own American Party System! This morning Bernie Sanders urged his followers not to vote for the Green Party’s presidential nominee. Speaking at a breakfast event in Philadelphia, the Vermont senator expressed respect for the Greens but argued that this election was a binary choice, The Washington Post reports . “If we were in Europe right now, in Germany or elsewhere,” Sanders said, “the idea of coalition pol
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‘Revitalize economy, prevent WWIII:’ Japanese mass murder suspect reveals motives in warning letter Knife attacker Satoshi Uematsu, who is suspected of killing at least 19 disabled people at a special facility near Tokyo, threatened to wipe out a total of 470 in letters he sent to a Japanese member of parliament some months prior to the mass killing. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This mobile app wants to end awkward conversation (or silence) forever When meeting new people, sometimes you gel and conversation flows for hours. More often than not though (at least for me), it ends up with awkward small talk (or silence) while you count down the seconds before you can make a polite exit. If conversation is a game, we can’t all be winners. ‘A Curious Question‘ wants to help you win the conversation game. The app (Android/iOS) offers up 300 “truly
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Qualcomm Pursues Boost in Wireless EV Charge Qualcomm revealed its first wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement with a major tier one. The market momentum behind EV charging has picked up steam, as multiple RFQs from major car OEMs are flying around, said a Qualcomm executive.
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The Week in iOS Accessories: Hear your music better with Aqua Crystal clear This week’s roundup includes “the world’s lightest micro-amplifier”—a gadget that’ll help your iPhone music sound better. Read on! BiteMyApple Aqua ($80 MSRP) is billed as “the world’s lightest micro-amplifier”—it pairs with a regular pair of headphones to create a high-fidelity audio experience when listening to music on your iPhone or iPad. To read this article in full or to leave
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Peruvian fishermen rescue baby whale from net Fishermen in the Piura region of Peru have rescued an exhausted whale calf that had become trapped in a net.
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ADI to Acquire Linear Tech for $14.8 Billion Latest semiconductor industry blockbuster deal would combine analog chip heavyweights.
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The U.S. Military Is Patrolling Djibouti With Robot Golf Carts Military A simple machine, in the works for 30 years. Robot patrols base.
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Outlier’s Freecotton Button-Up might just be the perfect travel shirt Photo: Outlier Always attacking traditional clothing conventions with their necessary high-tech upgrades, Outlier’s new Freecotton Button-Up transforms shirting fabric into the perfect recipe of form and function. A few years in development, the company worked with Schoeller’s Turkey division to take their cotton expertise and combine it with technical features like four-way stretch and direction
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Google taps AI to help you bid for digital ads Real-time bidding is an aspect of digital marketing that can seem overly complex for the average bear , so it was only a matter of time before AI entered the picture. This week, Google brought machine learning into the process to help make it easier. Tapping some of the same artificial-intelligence technologies that have already appeared in Google Photos and AlphaGo , Smart Bidding is a new capab
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WD preparing to ship flash chips with a whopping half a terabit of capacity Western Digital (WD) has begun manufacturing the third generation of its 3D NAND flash chips, which increases the number of layers from 48 to 64 and will allow it to double capacity. Pilot production of the new 64-layer chips has already started in WD’s Yokkaichi, Japan joint venture fabrication plant; initial shipments are expected in the fourth quarter of this year with “meaningful commerc
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Flok uses Bluetooth and chatbots to lure people inside thousands of small businessesLoyalty rewards and marketing automation company Flok said today that its app and web platform will now let small business owners create their own chatbots. Flok artificial intelligence already automates chat with customers who have the Flok app when they’re inside the store or to encourage return visits. Flok bots can help a business do things like send push notifications, suggest an online revi
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This new brain-scanning technique is literally mind expanding Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between science and technology ó almost all the time when it has to do with the brain. But this research from MIT that allows for vastly improved scans of the networks inside the brain is too cool to pass up, whether it’s tech, science, or somewhere in between. Read More
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If you could only have a mug or a donut, which would you choose? On one hand, the donut in this combo looks delicious. The decision to only sprinkle half the donut implies culinary expertise, because while tasty, sprinkles can quickly overpower chocolate icing. I give this donut a tentative 9.5 / 10. I say tentative because I’m going purely off looks here; I still need to taste the donut. On the other hand, that mug looks built to last. On my enjoyment graph,
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Must-Touch Porcelain Tableware by Piaule: A handmade, slightly asymmetrical set for onePiaule launched with an ambitious idea: release thoughtfully considered homewares, one at a time—and make them so well that there’s no need to offer a selection of “choices.” The online brand has already perfected the ultra-lightweight, quick-drying…… Continue Reading…
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Meet Vidius VR: the world’s tiniest first-person view drone Want to learn to fly drones without the fear of crashing a $1,000 UAV on your maiden flight? If so, you may be interested in Aerix’s new Vidius VR , a.k.a. the world’s smallest virtual reality drone — which not only measures a scant 4.3cm x 4.3cm x 2.5cm, but has an equally tiny price tag to match. Now available for pre-order at the special price of just $75, Vidius VR is capable of flying up to
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3D-printing startup creates organ replicas using MRI data to help train surgeons Even if we’re not yet at the point of 3D printing full biological organs that can used in surgery , the subject of 3D bioprinting is regularly in the news. But French 3D-printing startup Biomodex has a different goal — to use regular additive manufacturing to create ultra-realistic organ replicas to help train surgeons. “We do not do bioprinting,” Thomas Marchand, founder of Biomodex, tells Digit
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Astronomers uncover hidden stellar birthplace A team of astronomers from the University of Manchester, the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and the University of Bonn have uncovered a hidden stellar birthplace in a nearby spiral galaxy, using a telescope in Chile. The results show that the speed of star formation in the centre of the galaxy – and other galaxies like it – may be much higher than previously thought.
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Simple Habit Offers Easy, Five-Minute Meditations You Can Do Anywhere iOS: We’ve discussed the topic of paid meditation apps before , but Simple Habit is a new option that offers simple, five-minute meditations designed for specific needs or times of the day. They help you relax, help you regain focus, or help you soothe a troubled mind. http://vitals.lifehacker.com/are-meditation… The app includes a number of free sessions and a seven day free trial to help you se
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If Donald Trump was the actual ‘Law and Order’ candidate Donald Trump has alienated many groups of people throughout his career — Muslims, Latinos, all of Western Europe — but the candidate finally crossed the line when he offended one of the country’s most vulnerable demographics: Law and Order fans. For weeks, Donald Trump has been referring to himself as “the law and order candidate,” an assignation last used by President Richard Nixon 56
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New technique can reveal subcellular brain details and long-range connections MIT researchers have developed a new technique for imaging brain tissue at multiple scales, allowing them to peer at molecules within cells or take a wider view of the long-range connections …
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Activists demonstrate against ‘warmongering’ Hillary Clinton at DNC Though she’s almost certain to be her party’s nominee, Clinton hasn’t received a warm welcome at the Democratic Convention, with protesters in the streets of Philadelphia criticizing her role in US foreign policy and hawkish policy positions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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You can now use Venmo to pay for things inside other apps In January Venmo announced that users will soon be able to use Venmo to pay inside other apps, similar to how most e-commerce apps already offer PayPal or Apple Pay as payment options. And now (well, technically tomorrow) the feature is leaving beta and will be available to all Venmo users. The feature will make it easy for anyone with Venmo to quickly pay in other apps. Users will first… Read Mo
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4 Effortless Screen Sharing Tools You Can Use Anytime Screen sharing tools are incredibly important for teaching, presenting, troubleshooting, and collaborating online with others. Unfortunately, trying to successfully share your screen with someone can be a huge headache – each party may have different programs installed, be using different devices, or have different levels of technological knowledge. The programs we’ve included in this article are
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Four Reasons Why Betting Against Apple Is A Fool’s Game The company’s sales have fallen for two quarters now. But forget the earnings, and instead focus on its long-term future. Sure, Apple beat analyst expectations for its third-quarter earnings. But for two quarters in a row, the company’s sales have been falling. Sales of iPhones, which Apple has come to depend on for some 60% of its total revenue, were off 23% from the same quarter last year. Unit
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Watch the Teaser for the ‘World’s First A.I. Co-Written Feature’ Last month, we saw what happened when a neural network was tasked with scripting a scifi short— a dazzlingly weird mess . Now, there’s Impossible Things , a horror movie that was written with equal parts human and machine input, with the goal of making the scariest film ever. And it is scary—but maybe not in the intended way. Read more…
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Looking for a place to stay on vacation? App lets you swap homes with others We may not be able to entirely trade lives with others — yet. But houses? That’s a whole different story. For all those times that you’ve wanted a change of scenery, you can now get one in a pretty major way — by swapping houses. Meet Love Home Swap , the first home-swapping app that promises to “change the game in the alternative travel sector.” Related : HoloLens concept lets you control your s
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Beyond booking: How next-gen travel apps do more than your desktop ever could When it comes to travel planning, we are increasingly booking trips – whether it’s a flight, hotel, or car – on phones. Kayak CTO Giorgos Zacharia told Digital Trends that mobile devices are driving the company’s roadmap more than ever, and the stats back that up. According to analytics data from Adobe’s Digital Insights (ADI) team, mobile bookings continue to grow. In its research, ADI found tha
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Gionee believes its M6 and M6 Plus are the most secure phones around Chinese phone manufacturer Gionee wants you to forget phones like the Blackphone , the Turing Phone , and the BlackBerry Priv, since the company believes its recently announced M6 and M6 Plus flagships are the most secure phones around. The biggest selling point for both phones is a data encryption chip that Gionee says will protect everything from call records, to photos and documents, to notes
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Toyo Ferret Off Road Vehicle Based on an armored military scout vehicle from the ’50s, the Toyo Ferret Off Road Vehicle was built to show off the company’s Open Country tires — and it does… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Here’s why NASA is launching an asteroid sample return mission for the first time On September 8, NASA will launch the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on a mission to an asteroid and return a sample of it back to Earth — NASA’s first mission of this type. In doing so, NASA hopes to learn more about the early formation of the solar system and, possibly, the origin of life. OSIRIS-REx, which stands for Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security… Read More
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The Best Fonts for Ebook Readers, According to Book and Typeface Designers Picking the right font for your Kindle or Nook can enhance your reading experience. Some fonts are easy on the eyes, some have a ton of personality, and some tell stories of their own. Here are some fonts the experts suggest for your devices. Mark Wilson at Fast Company asked several book and typeface designers what fonts give the most authentic book experience. Anna Thompson, a book designer at
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The Best 4K TVs Under $1000 Pixels are up. Prices are down. Strike Now. … Read More »
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Deceived migrant workers in UAE forced to work as slaves – report Some 100 migrants from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are stranded in Abu Dhabi after their employer refused to renew their work permits, Reuters reports. Forced to work without wages, they are pleading with their governments to bring them home. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Is the DNC Hack “Worse Than Watergate”? Only if You’re a Democrat or a Gatekeeper Journalist The hack of emails written by members of the Democratic National Committe (DNC) has produced a great deal of embarrassment so far ( go here for a searchable database provided by Wikileaks). The cache of emails, especially ones in which DNC members bandy about the idea of attacking Bernie Sanders in some states for being both Jewish and an atheist, helped push DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schulz out
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7 beach essentials From sunglasses to sunscreen, we’ve got you covered. The post 7 beach essentials appeared first on The Manual .
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Rousseff will not attend Olympic ceremony in Rio de Janeiro The suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, says she will not attend the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics.
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102-year-old woman, born before women’s suffrage, votes to nominate Hillary Clinton For most of the American population, it’s hard to remember a time before women were allowed to vote — but Jerry Emmett does. And she helped nominate the first woman candidate for president from a major party. On the floor of the Democratic National Convention tonight , 102-year-old Jerry Emmett cast her vote for candidate Hillary Clinton. While most delegates on the floor mention their state’s fo
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Apple R&D spending is up as the company looks to new products The big takeaway from today’s Apple earnings call: The company is investing in the future. While it’s true that revenue took a dip from $49.61 billion this quarter last year down to $42.4 billion, Cupertino’s research and development spending continues to trend upward. Over the past nine months, the company spent $7.475 billion on R&D — that compares to $5.847… Read More
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This Tea Will Get You High Image: Dave Lonsdale Last Friday Harding Stowe, the owner of Brooklyn Kava , stopped by the Gizmodo offices to offer us a sample of kava tea—a tea so potently relaxing people have been said to have driven off roads after drinking it. I didn’t drive off a road, but I did forget to file my story! It was a little unnerving being a white woman and being introduced to kava tea by a white man, because
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Adorama Back To School Laptop Deals (Lenovo, Acer, Dell from $319.99) Adorama Back To School Laptop Deals (Lenovo, Acer, Dell from $319.99)
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Review: UE Roll 2 Some may call it a gimmick, but waterproof speakers are here to stay. It might’ve been a passing fad when the first few manufacturers, like Ultimate Ears (UE, for short) and JBL, first started releasing these water-tolerant audio devices a few years back, but now they’re a staple of the market. But even in an increasingly crowded field, the UE Roll 2 manages to stick out. The latest IPX7-rated sp
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Rare population of koalas untouched by humans are under threat Researchers from the University of Queensland have spent the last 20 years studying a group of 200 koalas on the remote St Bees Island in Australia. Despite the efforts they have made to gather information about the rare koalas untouched by humans or disease, numbers are still declining and scientists are still not exactly sure why. Additional reporting by The Associated Press. Read more… More
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Acer Switch Alpha 12 Intel Core i5-6200U SKYLAKE 12″ 1440p Quad HD 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop w/ Detachable Keyboard, 512GB SSD $849 Acer Switch Alpha 12 Intel Core i5-6200U SKYLAKE 12″ 1440p Quad HD 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop w/ Detachable Keyboard, 512GB SSD $849
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VOXXHirschmann reveals EVO vehicle infotainment system Whenever one travels in a car or in something larger such as an SUV or even MPV, chances are the radio would be turned on at the very least. Well, there might be more than meets the eye for longer distance routes, especially when you take into consideration how children would fit into the ride without asking you “Are we there yet?” every 10 minutes. Keeping them occupied with the latest movies on
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This Is What the Lower East Side Skyline Could Look Like, More Tall Towers PlannedPreliminary plans have been revealed for two more residential projects that together “would add more than 2,100 residential units and 1.7 million square feet” to Two Bridges, the area along the East River where the Lower East Side meets Chinatown. A building at 271-283 South Street may rise 60 stories, while another at 260 South Street could reach 66 stories. See how this planned and under-constr
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Virtual drum sets are now a reality as YouTuber plays Pokémon theme in VR Why buy a drum set when you can use an HTC Vive and create your own perfect virtual setup? Well, that’s exactly what YouTuber Emre Tanirgan did when he covered the theme song to Pokémon down to a T. Related: HTC reportedly plans to serve up Vive-branded desktop PCs from HP Tanirgan is currently developing a VR application that will allow users to create their own virtual drum set and play it on V
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Weird Weather Behavior: Winter Makes Us Love, Summer Makes Us Violent We all know that sunny days make us happy — but did you know that they also make us gamble? And that warm weather leads to both less sexual activity and higher incidents of depression? Read More
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Remains of the Day: Twitter for Android Gets a Night Mode Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to tweet with you again. And now it’s much more convenient because Twitter for Android just got a nifty new dark color scheme for late night tweeting. Welcome to Night Mode. It’s just a dark color scheme for the app so that your screen isn’t too bright when you’re tweeting in the wee small hours of the morning, but I’m very pro-dark color schemes and every
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‘France’s soul affected, response must be merciless’: French politicians react to ISIS church attack The killing of an elderly priest at a French church by assailants loyal to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) marks a “new stage” of extremist terror, French politicians have said, with many calling for a stronger response from the government. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Reason Live from DNC: Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, Matthew Dowd Join Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch as they talk #DemsInPhilly with political consultant and ABC News analyst Matthew Dowd about how the wheels are coming off the two-party system as we know it. Live from the DNC floor at 7:30PM ET right here and on Facebook !
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Leaked Emails: The Democratic Party Has No Idea What to Do About Common Core, Will Ignore It The Common Core national education standards are deeply unpopular with conservatives and left-leaning teachers unions. But since it’s not a wedge issue, the Democratic Party has no idea how to exploit it for political gain. Instead, the party is simply ignoring Common Core altogether, according to internal emails recently leaked by Wikileaks. Eric Walker, a communications director for the DNC, ex
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Why hackers love health apps WASHINGTON—That handy health app on your phone—the one with access to your medical history, your doctor’s name, even your home address—may be vulnerable to hackers. Technology experts discussed the risks at a House hearing July 14 with the Energy and Commerce subcommittee. The fast growth of information technologies in the health care sector has outpaced the industry’s efforts to safeguard them.
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First evidence of ocean acidification’s impact on reproductive behavior in wild fish Ocean acidification could have a major impact on the reproductive behaviour of fish living in affected waters, a new study shows.
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Will the Black Lives Matter moms help Hillary Clinton win? The Black Lives Matter movement is front and center at the Democratic convention Tuesday, with numerous speakers scheduled to address the issue from a very personal standpoint. The Mothers of the Movement, women whose sons have been killed at the hands of police across America, are expected to give powerful speeches at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. SEE ALSO: Before Alton and Philando: 1
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DARPA robotic subhunting trimaran successfully meets initial at sea trials Leidos, a national security, health, and infrastructure solutions company, announced today that on June 22, it completed initial performance trials of the technology demonstration vessel it is developing for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program. The at-sea tests took place off the coast of San Diego, Califo
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12 design studios that architects have created for themselves Dezeen recently moved into a new London office designed by architect Pernilla Ohrstedt , sparking a discussion among readers about what makes a good workplace. To continue the debate, here’s a look at studios other architects have designed for themselves, ranging from a co-working space to a solitary woodland retreat (+ slideshow). (more…)
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New US solar workforce development program will help facilitate the training of more skilled workers The Solar Training Network will work to build a diverse, qualified solar workforce to meet the needs of the solar revolution.
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Building the superhuman, one A.I. routine at a time GUEST: The term “artificial intelligence” was first coined in 1955 by John McCarthy , widely known as the father of A.I. Think about what the world was like then, and where we are now. A.I. has evolved, but its premise is still the same: Researchers and technologists are creating software that operates systems and machines built to understand and simulate human tasks and mimic our thought process
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How Is Your Phone Changing You? Link Mobile phones have us staring at tiny screens, hunching over, and typing with our thumbs. It’s only a matter of time before they start having profound effects on our well-being. While we wait for evolution to catch up, we probably should put down our phones now and then. More Awesome Stuff: The Illusion of Truth Deal: Machine Learning Bundle Deal: Interactive Coding Bootcamp Deal: Bartender
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1MORE reveals new Bluetooth models for your ears When it comes to a pair of headphones or earphones, the choice is a very personal one. However, many of us might want to consider picking up a wireless model which will more often than not involve Bluetooth connectivity, as the tangled mess that wired models end up with tend to be very irritating, especially when you need to unravel it. 1MORE knows this, which is why this premier consumer electro
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Mobvoi Ticwatch 2 review If you’re an Android Wear enthusiast and need something to hold you over until Android Wear 2.0 is released later this year, feast your eyes on the Ticwatch 2. It runs Ticwear 4.0, an Android-based operating system built by a Chinese company called Mobvoi, which was founded in 2012 by ex-Googlers. Mobvoi is a Google-backed company that is known for Chumenwenwen, its voice assistant and search ser
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Scandinavia leaps ahead of everyone in IoT deployment Scandinavia is pulling ahead of the rest of the world on Internet of Things (IoT) adoption, according to a new report from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nations specialized agency. The report showed the twenty countries with the most machine to machine subscriptions relative to 100 mobile subscriptions. Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark were all in the top 10. See
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Clinton Got 2 Million People to Troll Trump in One Day This digital experiment was not, it seems, a “major loser.” The post Clinton Got 2 Million People to Troll Trump in One Day appeared first on WIRED .
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‘The art of the deal’: Freedom Kids creator to sue Trump campaign The creator of the dance troop, USA Freedom Kids, whose performance at a Donald Trump rally became an internet sensation, is now suing the campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Polk Audio RTi A3 High Performance Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Pair, Cherry) $249.99 Polk Audio RTi A3 High Performance Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Pair, Cherry) $249.99
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JBL L810 & L80 5.1ch Speaker Bundles starting from $1399 JBL L810 & L80 5.1ch Speaker Bundles starting from $1399
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Palestinian Advanced Physics School is a first Master’s students gather for lectures on advanced topics in particle and synchrotron physics
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Baghdad bomb site now a shrine to the dead The site of one of the deadliest attacks to ever hit Iraq has been turned into a shrine to the dead.
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Can’t get a ticket to the DNC? Explore Philly like a local – CNET These five apps will help Hillary and Bernie fans who can’t get into the DNC forget their differences and enjoy the City of Brotherly Love.
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WD, Toshiba finish development of third-generation BiCS3 memory tech Western Digital said on Tuesday that it has completed development of its next-generation 3D NAND technology, which packs 64 layers of vertical storage capacity. Called BiCS3, the tech is now in production and should be available for use later this year. However, commercial volumes of BiCS3 aren’t expected to become available until sometime during the first half of 2017. BiCS3 is the result of a c
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Samsung’s looking to increase wireless chargers’ workload, patents show Wireless charging sounds cool, but the flat, round or rectangular slabs haven’t really seen a lot of innovation in how they function or design — unless you count being embedded into furniture . Samsung is reportedly playing around with a few design ideas that would let you wirelessly charge a smartwatch, like the Gear Fit 2, and a smartphone at the same time. Patent filings, uncovered by Patently
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Illinois law enforcement prohibited from using stingrays without a warrant This is not a story about Corvettes. Stingrays, a colloquialism for cell-site simulators, are used by law enforcement, terrorism, and intelligence agencies to locate and track cell phones. When operational, stingrays intercept and store data from all phones in the area, including targeted phones and any others. As of January 1, 2017, local law enforcement can’t use stingrays in Illinois without a
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The Economics of Fractional Reserve Banking Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2016.
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Remove Mineral Buildup From a Faucet With a Vinegar-Soaked Cotton Ball If your faucet is spraying water all over the place when you turn it on, it could be caused by mineral buildup. This vinegar trick will get things running smoothly again. In this video from the HouseholdHacker YouTube channel , you’ll learn plenty of uses for everyone’s favorite wonder liquid, including a clever way to get your faucet running like new. All you need to do is soak a cotton ball in
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Texan cemetery can no longer enact ‘whites-only’ policy after lawsuit A grieving widow was told to “go up the road and bury him with the n****** and Mexicans,” when she asked to bury her husband of 40 years in a local cemetery. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Archaeologists discover 16th-century Spanish fort beneath South Carolina golf course A centuries-old Spanish fort has been uncovered beneath a golf course on Parris Island off the coast of South Carolina, which was the site of the capital of Spanish Florida. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Here are 31 of the best space photographs of the year Bright green auroras dance above a Norwegian lake in just one of dozens of new photos shortlisted for a 2016 astrophotography prize. The shortlisted photos, chosen for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 , reveal everything from an amazing image of the International Space Station to star trails circling stark landscapes around the world. SEE ALSO: 16 of the most jaw-dropping space
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The best Pokémon Go map grabs data directly from the Pokémon Go servers If you want the best Pokémon Go map, why not use the game’s servers to tell you where to find Pokémon? That’s the aim of Pokévision, which claims to use the the game’s own API to discover the Pokémon in your midst. Pokévision’s premise is simple: It taps the game’s API to provide a real-time “cheat sheet” pointing to the locations of the nearest Pokémon in Pokémon Go. Each Pokémon location comes
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In light of increased cyberattacks, White House sets defense plan with FBI in charge Faced with increasingly troubling attacks on its cyber infrastructure, the United States has outlined new measures intended to help it respond more effectively to attacks that might compromise public safety or its national security interests. On Tuesday, President Obama approved a directive that lays out how federal agencies will respond to “significant cyber incidents,” with the FBI to be f
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Police arrest a shouting man on live TV but it doesn’t faze this reporter When someone is shouting as they’re being taken away by the cops, you’d bet most people would turn around to see what the hell is going on. Except while you’re on live television, of course. Australian TV reporter Jayde Cotic was in the middle of a live cross on Monday in the Gold Coast, and she did a swell job of ignoring the fact that a man was getting arrested (loudly) in the background. Queen
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Elizabeth Banks spoofs Trump’s strange entrance at the Democratic convention Shortly after Hillary Clinton officially earned the Democratic nomination from the convention role call vote, Elizabeth Banks entered to loosen things up a little bit. It was a tense past day and a half as Bernie Sanders supporters loudly jeered at the mere mention of Clinton’s name. But people, at least those most vocal, seemed to unify after Sanders stood to make the final vote in Clinton’s nom
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Help Hillary Clinton get to the end of the Democratic convention The Democratic National Convention is well underway, but that doesn’t mean the stress of the event is over. Constantly changing poll numbers, lingering information coming from email hacks and a chorus of upset Bernie Sanders supporters are obstacles Hillary Clinton has to swiftly overcome in the next few days. SEE ALSO: Can you find Doc Brown in this group of Bernie Sanderses? To help Hillary get
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What Went Down On Day Two Of The Democratic Convention 11:01 PM That’s A Wrap For Us 12600 Micah Cohen The Bill Clinton speech is over, as are all but the final moments of Day Two of the Democratic convention. The day’s focus: showing that Hillary Clinton cares about people like you. Bill’s speech, in particular, seemed crafted with this goal in mind. He ran through their life together, recounting Hillary’s work on behalf of various causes, woven wit
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Monopoly, Competition, and Antitrust Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2016.
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Economics of the Stateless Society Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2016.
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Minimum Wage Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2016.
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The Place of Finance and Financial Markets in a Free Society Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2016.
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FORMUL2 Racer by Radek Stepan A car that is just as capable at racing on the tarmac as it is in the desert.
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Oak & Oskar Sandford GMT Watch The Chicago-based watch builder’s first attempt at an American-made GMT timepiece.
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David Chang adds plant-based ‘Impossible Burger’ to Nishi menu Bleeding veggie burger company Impossible Foods — a Silicon Valley darling that’s raised more than $150 million from big shot investors like Bill Gates — has found its first restaurant to actually serve its plant-based, lab-derived meat: Momofuku Nishi. Founder and biochemist Patrick Brown started the company back in 2011 to create veggie-based burgers that “bleed,” and tomorrow, July 2
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Reason LIVE from Philly: Sanders Supporters Protest Reason Facebook Live videos here . Taking place outside the press room where Bernie supporters are protesting and police have sealed off entrances: Protesters upset over Hillary Clinton’s nomination try to storm the press room at DNC:
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Syrian artist uses Pokémon Go to showcase the harsh reality of life in a war zone While the world stares intently at their respective smart devices, ever on the lookout for that elusive Pikachu, Syrian artist Khaled Akil has a different set of problems. Akil has taken the iconic Nintendo creatures and augmented them onto a backdrop of the grim realities of life in war-torn Syria. “The news of Syria in everywhere, and now the Pokemon Go game is trending,” Akil said. “The mix be
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Sweatshops Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2016.
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LogMeIn merging with Citrix’s GoTo business The deal, valued at about $1.8B, is expected to be tax free to Citrix.
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Venmo opens up third-party app support to all After allowing a limited number of customers to try out a special beta offering Venmo support with third-party apps in January, Venmo is now allowing all its users to pay for things in the same manner. In fact, starting tomorrow, July 27th, you’ll be able to use Venmo for a whole lot more. The rollout includes ten new merchants, such as Poshmark, Boxed, Priv, Gametime, Munchery, Hop Market, Wish,
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Officer involved in Sandra Bland arrest claims he was forced into silence Sandra Bland’s death in a jail cell has shined a light on the police departments involved in her arrest, but one officer claims he knew more than he was allowed to say and blames the district attorney for keeping him silent. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Highest-Paid CEOs Run Worst-Performing Companies, Research Finds An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Independent: According to a study carried out by corporate research firm MSCI, CEO’s that get paid the most run some of the worst-performing companies. It found that every $100 invested in companies with the highest-paid CEOs would have grown to $265 over 10 years. However, the same amount invested in the companies with the lowest-paid CEOs would ha
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Donna Brazile busts stereotype that political conventions can’t have good dancing It’s been a chaotic and divisive week for the leadership of the Democratic Party — and sometimes words just can’t heal the wounds. So Donna Brazile, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, decided to use an alternative method: dancing. After delivering a rousing speech, Brazile exited the stage with a uniquely powerful shimmy. SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton’s new tool lets you #TrumpYourse
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Microsoft injects Office 365 with cool new features for Word, Outlook, PowerPoint Microsoft’s Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team, updated the company’s Office blog on Tuesday with news of freshly baked features that are heading to Office 365 this month. The new goodies specifically hitting Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint are backed by the cloud, including a Researcher service for Microsoft’s document editing program, as well as an Editor feature that
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You don’t have to take off this camera bag to grab your gear One of the biggest benefits camera backpacks have over messenger bags is that the weight of your gear is distributed over the entirety of your back – not a single shoulder, which can easily become sore. The downside of this is that you almost always have to take off the backpack to access your camera equipment. Looking to change that is Wolffepack Capture , a new camera backpack designed to swing
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10 Ways to Survive the Agony of the Internet Until November Image: Getty/Eve Peyser Our world is crumbling, and thanks to the “miracle” of technology, we now face infinite exposure to just how bad it is. With the 2016 election in full swing—#ImWithHer, #CrookedHillary, #DeleteYourAccount, #Sad!—I, personally, am glued to a stream of morbid news, memes and really shitty Trump tweets. Even if you don’t read much news, there are enough people ingesting and r
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Air Purifying Mushroom Lamp A unique mushroom-shaped table lamp that is not only easy on the eyes at night, but it also helps to purify the air around you as well. Click Here For Complete Details
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Most Americans aren’t ready to evolve into ‘transhumans,’ study says Despite the mainstreaming of science and technology-powered fitness and health initiatives in recent years, a new survey indicates there’s a limit to what we’ll accept in the race to become “superhuman.” SEE ALSO: Implanted Prosthetic Arm Moves Us One Step Closer to Bionics Specifically, the survey , conducted by the Pew Research Center, refers to the emerging area of methods (often ref
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The Xbox One S Bluetooth controller doesn’t work with Steam Link, yet 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! Microsoft has revised its Xbox One controller and added some cool features, but it doesn’t work with everything right out of the box. I just received my custom Xbox One S controller from Microsoft’s Xbox Design Lab earlier today, and I’ve found that i
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Researchers warn of health risks associated with binge watching TV Binge watching your favorite TV shows on Netflix has become a cultural phenomenon in many parts of the world but according to one study, it could be fatal.
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Walk out & occupation: Sanders delegates stage walk out during DNC roll call After Senator Bernie Sanders moved to nominate Hillary Clinton by acclamation during roll call, he left the Democratic convention hall – as did more than 500 of his delegates. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Nuclear gauge stolen in Connecticut, agency issues alert The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued an alert in an attempt to recover a radioactive testing gauge stolen from a vehicle parked in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The alert warns of “potentially dangerous radiation exposure.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Shingles & shackles: Convicted killer suing jail over sickness A chickenpox outbreak amounted to cruel and unusual punishment, a lawsuit brought against the director of Rhode Island’s Department of Corrections claims. Kenneth Day alleges prison officials did not implement protocol to prevent the spread of diseases. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU Plans To Create Database of Bitcoin Users With Identities and Wallet Addresses An anonymous reader writes from a report via Softpedia: “The European Commission is proposing the creation of a database that will hold information on users of virtual currencies,” reports Softpedia. “The database will record data on the user’s real world identity, along with all associated wallet addresses.” The database will be made available to financial investigation agenci
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Black Lives Matter mothers movingly endorse Clinton The Mothers of the Movement, a group of women who lost sons and daughters in high profile cases of gun violence or excessive force from police, made a series of impassioned speeches championing Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention Tuesday. SEE ALSO: Will the Black Lives Matter moms help Hillary Clinton win? “She knows that when a young black life is cut short, it’s not just a loss, it’s a
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EPA findings should lead to caps on aircraft emissions It’s no secret that aircraft contribute to harmful emissions like road-going vehicles, and the Environmental Protection Agency is one step closer to keeping that pollution in check. It recently finalized findings showing that some aircraft produce air pollution that contributes directly to climate change . As a result, the EPA is now free to set standards for aircraft emissions that help the US h
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Macaw cam gives literal bird’s eye view of Australian countryside Australian man Brody Murray has taken pet ownership to its greatest height. Not only has he trained his two pet macaws to roam free like a Pomeranian at a park, but he’s attached cameras to his feathery friends to capture a real bird’s eye view. SEE ALSO: Annoyed eagle attempts to carry young boy away in Australia Murray has trained his pet macaws Roku and Korra to free fly. Free flying is the av
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Is an Academic Career for You? A panel question and answer period for Mises University students, featuring current and former Mises Fellows and other young Austrian scholars involved in academia. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2016.
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I, Robot Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman Will Adapt Asimov’s The Caves of Steel Akiva Goldsman, Oscar-winning screenwriter of A Beautiful Mind (also the screenwriter of non-Oscar winners like Batman Forever , I Am Legend , and I, Robot ) has been hired to adapt Isaac Asmov’s 1953 scifi murder mystery The Caves of Steel for the big screen. He is the third writer to take a crack at the tale for Fox. Read more…
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Australian teen abused in detention speaks out The Australian teenager who has become the face of a juvenile detention scandal has apologised for his actions.
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HK journalists jailed in China for ‘illegal business’ Two journalists who worked on political magazines in Hong Kong are jailed in mainland China for running an illegal business.
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YEAH! Howard Dean brings back the ‘Dean Scream’ Welcome to your favorite election throwback. Howard Dean graced the stage on Day Two of the Democratic National Convention to inspire and energize us all about the Democratic Party’s nominee, Hillary Clinton. SEE ALSO: These celebs fired up the Democratic convention on its opening day People who were around for the 2004 election might remember Howard Dean and his infamous “Dean Scream,”
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Lena Dunham, Sushi Justice Warrior, Is Right About Trump’s Sexism Actress and writer Lena Dunham took a break from decrying the amount of cultural appropriation going on in the Oberlin College cafeteria to deliver a speech at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night. She was joined by fellow actress America Ferrera. “I’m Lena Dunham, and according to Donald Trump, my body is probably like a two,” said Dunham, beginning her speech. “I’m Am
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Young man’s response to a bigot at the bus stop is staggeringly calm Xenophobia is always ugly, but this might be the smoothest way to deal with it in public. 19-year-old Jerome Forbes had a conversation with an unnamed woman at a Brisbane bus stop, who clearly doesn’t take kindly to him. The video was uploaded by his father, Jason Forbes, who also posted it on reddit . SEE ALSO: ‘Torture’ of kids in detention shows why we need a #BlackLivesMatter conversation in
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Singtel and Ericsson implementing 450Mbps 4G indoor technology in 2017 Singtel and Ericsson have aggregated licensed and unlicensed spectrum to extend network coverage indoors to attain throughput speeds of up to 450Mbps.
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25 Bold Flooring Ideas That Make Your Spaces Stand Out Floors can be dark or light to highlight the décor and not to distract attention from it but what if you want something brighter? Then go for bold floors! Colorful, patterned, stenciled and mixed, these floors will help you make a gorgeous statement and maybe even become a center of attention here. Bold floors add style, create an ambience and special charm in even the most ordinary spaces, so it
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Porsche will hire over 1,400 employees to build its electric cars Porsche first unveiled its electric car, the Mission E, last December as a luxury model fit to compete with Tesla’s Model S. 1,000 new jobs would be created to bring the concept vehicle to life, but today they increased the total to more than 1,400, likely to channel good press and move beyond its parent company Volkswagen’s emissions scandal . Investing even more in the electric concept reflects
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Genetic factors are responsible for creating anatomical patterns in the brain cortex The highly consistent anatomical patterning found in the brain’s cortex is controlled by genetic factors.
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Engineers discover highly conductive materials for more efficient electronics Engineers have discovered that interfacing two particular oxide-based materials makes them highly conductive, a boon for future electronics that could result in much more power-efficient laptops, electric cars and home appliances that also don’t need cumbersome power supplies.
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Cord blood outperforms matched, unrelated donor in bone marrow transplant A new study finds that three years post-bone marrow transplant, the incidence of severe chronic graft-versus-host disease was 44 percent in patients who had received transplants from matched, unrelated donors (MUD) and 8 percent in patients who had received umbilical cord blood transplants (CBT).
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Witnesses confuse innocent and guilty suspects with ‘unfair’ lineups Police lineups in which distinctive individual marks or features are not altered can impair witnesses’ ability to distinguish between innocent and guilty suspects, according to new research.
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Whoa, The World’s Most Expensive Building Costs How Much? Here’s something you probably didn’t know: a lot of things in the world cost a tremendous amount of money. Okay, you probably did know that, but when you see the actual numbers, it can be a little shocking. Today, we’re talking a look at an infographic that features the 20 most expensive buildings in the world. Most of the really expensive ones cost in the $15 billion range, but the number one to
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Real-time imaging of fish gut ties bacterial competition to gut movements In recent years, numerous diseases have been tied to variations in gut microbiota. The probiotics industry targets gut and intestinal health by developing products built mostly around enzyme cultures and bacteria. But a new study suggests that the underlying health and physical forces of the gut are as important as the bacteria inside in shaping communities of intestinal microbiota, and offers ins
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Two gunmen surrender in Armenia’s police station siege after brief shootout Two armed members of a group holding hostages at a police station in the Armenian capital of Yerevan surrendered after exchanging fire with police, according to Ashot Aharonian, the head of Information and Public Relations of the Police of Armenia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Mothers of the Movement’: DNC guests spark trending Twitter war over Black Lives MatterBlack Lives Matter gained prominent attention at the Democratic National Convention when seven mothers of infamously slain victims, including Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, took the stage. Known as the “Mothers of the Movement,” they became a Twitter trend, but not necessarily thanks to supporters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Israeli technology and the future of transportation The quantum leaps in productivity created by the car, train, ship and plane have dramatically changed our lives and movements. But today, we’re at the forefront of a new revolution in mobility, from on-demand ride-sharing and navigation, to car ownership and autonomous connected vehicles. And like most industries in which software is eating the world, Israeli innovation is playing an… Read More
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Bill Clinton’s very detailed relationship anecdote is ruining love for a lot of people Here’s something we never thought we’d say: Bill Clinton just raised the bar for love stories everywhere. The former president’s Democratic National Convention speech , which clocked in at over 40 minutes, was full of detail about Bill and Hillary’s relationship — from the first time they met to the first — yes, first — time he proposed and that time they registered for classes together. But, lik
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The FDA’s Cigar Fascism Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss The Entrepreneur Global Economy U.S. History Monopoly and Competition The FDA’s Cigar Fascism 0 Views Consider this sequence of events. During the Cold War, the Cuban government becomes communist and aligns with the Soviet Union, and many of that country’s productive citizens flee to the United States where property rights are more secure and government is more con
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This Tiny Country Thinks Virtual Citizens Will Make It Rich Estonia aims to bring 10 million people to its digital shores.
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hex roll desktop organizer designed by saif faisal available in two variations — desk, freestanding — in matt black or magnesium gold finish, the design with a distinct automotive feel. The post hex roll desktop organizer designed by saif faisal appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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‘We’ll help you become Pokemaster’: US Navy retracts Pokemon Go recruitment strategyThe US Navy has apologized after a picture of a recruitment poster selling the army as the ultimate destination for Pokemon Go players emerged online. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Google Camera 4.1 updates come with a new twist for selfies The latest and final developer preview of Android 7.0 Nougat launched earlier this month, but a few of the native Google Camera app’s hidden features – and missing ones – have surfaced as the operating system is prepped for its official launch. While the update includes a few nice additions to video and even a new physical gesture, the app no longer supports advanced exposure settings. A new gest
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Nikon’s new portrait lens combines features that make it a first of its kind Nikon has added the AF-S 105mm f/1.4E to its full-frame lens lineup. The medium-telephoto portrait lens combines the flattering compression of the 105mm focal length with the extremely shallow depth of field of an f/1.4 aperture. It is the first lens ever made to combine these two features. It’s also an excellent way to celebrate the production of Nikon’s 100-millionth Nikkor lens, a milestone th
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New light rendering technique ups the realism of computer generated images It’s already nigh on impossible to pick computer generated graphics in the latest blockbusters, but the job is set to get even harder thanks to researchers who have developed a graphics algorithm that not only realistically models light reflecting off complex surfaces like water, leather, glass, and metal, but which also runs about 100 times faster than current state-of-the-art systems. .. Contin
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Can you stomach this? Cockroach milk shapes up as a high-energy superfood Next time you clench your teeth and gulp down a kale smoothie in the interests of health, spare a thought for the superfood junkies of the future. Scientists have identified a milk protein in a certain type of cockroach that has three times the energy of buffalo milk, and are now working to transform it into food supplements to give those who are game a nutritional boost. .. Continue Reading Can
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Shoulder strap-free backpack aims to be more than a “me 2” design We’ve covered backpacks that swing around front , backpacks that keep tabs on your belongings , packs that charge gadgets and ones that transform into other pieces of kit, like jackets and washing machines . Despite all those features and many more, backpacks virtually always have the same basic structure: a storage pouch hanging off a shoulder or two. The ME-2 dares to be different. This all-new
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SuperMeat seeks to replace slaughterhouses with science Ever since the UN released its 2006 Livestock’s Long Shadow report on the impact animal agriculture has on climate change, the environmental case for ditching meat and going vegan has been gaining traction. One of the alternatives being cooked up to help people do that is synthetic meat, but so far none of the options has been scaled up to become mass-market-friendly. And this is the paradigm shi
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Space oddity: High-flying turntable heading for atmospheric performance Jack White’s Third Man Records is seven years old on July 30, and is celebrating with an attempt to play the first phonographic record in space. The chosen tune is a master of Carl Sagan’s A Glorious Dawn , which was released by the company as a 7-inch record in its first year of operation, and will be played using a custom-built turntable designed for operation at high altitude. .. Continue Read
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High-tech headwear speaks to you as you swim Triathletes and other people who are seriously into swimming typically use sports watches to track stats such as stroke numbers, lap numbers, or even their GPS coordinates when swimming outdoors. The problem with watches, though, is that users have to stop and look at them. That’s why Hong Kong-based Platysens created Marlin. It’s a head-worn system that delivers data verbally, via a bone conduct
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LEGO version of Large Hadron Collider picks up speed Ever wanted to build a particle accelerator in your basement? Well if one University of Liverpool PhD student gets his way, you may soon be able to do that – with LEGO. Of course, it’s not a working model, but Nathan Readioff’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) proposal to LEGO is now a real contender for production as an official LEGO kit, complete with miniature cutaway versions of all the LHC’s majo
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Gene “reboots” stem cells to slow or reverse the aging process Aging affects everyone, so it’s no surprise that fighting it gets so much attention from scientists. A new study, centering on an embryonic stem cell gene known as Nanog, was found to restore the regenerative properties of adult stem cells, which naturally diminish over time. According to the researchers, this process has the potential to slow or even reverse the effects of aging, as well as comb
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US Army welcomes tethered drones into its unmanned aerial fleet Drones have become an immensely powerful (and controversial) tool in and over the battlefield, but with limited flight times they can only watch over enemies for so long. Lately, the US Army has been exploring tethered versions that could help plug some holes in its military strategy, and has now placed an order with drone-maker CyPhy Works for a wired aerial vehicle that could provide an eye in
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Deals of Note: July 27, 2016 How to save on prime cuts of steak and burgers by Allen Brothers, a home fitness bench and a remote-controlled fan. … Read More »
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Today in Gear: July 27, 2016 A dovetail surfboard-inspired skateboard, a new rye whiskey with emphasis on the “rye” part, a special-edition electric three-wheeler and much more. … Read More »
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Bill Clinton Accidentally Invents Hillary’s Next Big Hashtag Yes, America, it’s already a thing. The post Bill Clinton Accidentally Invents Hillary’s Next Big Hashtag appeared first on WIRED .
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Bad neighbor: Facebook is building housing that anyone can rent, but at what price? It’s hard enough to escape Facebook online, but soon you may even be able to count the social network as a real-life landlord and neighbor. The company has announced that it is building 1,500 new housing units alongside its intended expansion of its Menlo Park headquarters. The new homes will be open to the general public, and roughly 15 per cent of the units will be set aside for low-to-middle-i
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Lehmann launches future-proof, modular drones for professionals Drone technology has changed rapidly over the past decade and France’s Lehmann Aviation is looking to help professional drone users future-proof their UAVs with what the company claims is the world’s first modular design in its latest line of drones. .. Continue Reading Lehmann launches future-proof, modular drones for professionals Category: Drones Tags: Lehmann Aviation drones Modular Drone pho
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Adobe is working on realistic 3D digital paint Artists have been using tablets to make 2D art for years now, and recently, the proliferation of VR headsets and software like Google’s Tilt Brush have also allowed them to paint in 3D space. But while both approaches can produce some beautiful art, neither offers the kind of tactile feedback you can get with a brush and some paint on a real-world canvas. That’s what Adobe Research’s Project Wetb
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These stunning photos of empty subways are colorful works of art Related: + Chris M Forsyth Via CityLab Chris M Forsyth, Metro photo series, subway photos, colorful subway design, empty subways, worldwide subway stations, urban design, metro colors, subway images, city subways, subway station architecture, urban architecture,
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Australian government cracking down on illegal firearms with intelligence software The federal government is investing AU$25.4 million over the next three years to expand the intelligence capabilities of the Australian Federal Police’s National Forensics Rapid Lab.
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Green Party’s Jill Stein Crashes the DNC and Bernie Delegates Walk Out!: New at ReasonHundreds of Bernie Sanders delegates walked off the floor of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday after the party officially nominated Hillary Clinton for the presidency. Supporters of Sanders were enraged by a system the viewed as rigged, a belief bolstered by Wikileaks’ publication of emails showing DNC insiders discussing the prospect of feeding negative stories about Sanders to the m
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5 ways Clinton will be great for fighting Putin, according to Albright Madeleine Albright, the US’ first female secretary of state, accused Russia’s president of hacking DNC emails to aid Donald Trump, while praising Hilary Clinton for having “Truman’s fighting spirit,” which she claims is needed if the US is to be kept safe. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ramped-up IDF demolitions leave dozens of Palestinian adults & children homeless Israel has stepped up its demolition of Palestinian homes this year, with the IDF destroying 11 more houses on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Tuesday. The total number of bulldozed buildings in 2016 could become the highest in a decade. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bill on Hillary: ‘I hope you’ll elect her’ Former President Bill Clinton has taken to the stage at the Democratic convention to make the case for his wife to become America’s first female president.
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Farewell, Mr. Bond: Aston Martin ends DB9 production after 13 years After 13 years, production of the Aston Martin DB9 has drawn to a close. Tasked with replacing the DB7, it launched at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, where Henrik Fisker and Ian Callum’s design wowed the crowds. Since then it’s been hugely significant for the British marque, keeping the money rolling in after Ford sold it in 2006, and providing a base for the Rapide , DBS and Vanquish . Here’s a
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Dignified Disaster Relief Housing There is always need for disaster relief housing, and the recently introduced Hex House is certainly one of the more dignified ones. It was created by a non-profit design practice Architects For Society, which is a joint effort of professionals from the US, Europe and the Middle East. Their aim is provide easy to deploy housing, which is both affordable and provides a dignified way to live to ref
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‘Not medicine, but poison’: Hungarian PM says his country does not need ‘a single migrant’Right-wing Hungarian leader Victor Orban said refugees are less than welcome in Hungary, calling them “a poison” and “terror risk” at a joint press conference with his Austrian counterpart. He also rejected the migration policy the EU is trying to impose. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bill Clinton’s story of romcom relationship with Hillary leaves out a few details Bill Clinton’s lengthy speech at the Democratic National Convention left no demographic without flattery, as he outlined his romance with Hillary. The potential First Man’s speech echoed many from the First Ladies – but with some glaring omissions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Apple Watch sales more than halved so far this summer Apple has been unable to keep interest in its smartwatch high during the summer season, according to new smartwatch sales data from IDC. The report claims that Apple Watch sales fell to 1.6 million in the second quarter of 2016, a 55 percent decline from the 3.6 million sales recorded in the same quarter last year. See Also: Apple drives wearables to $6 billion in first quarter sales Part of the
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Deep learning algorithm paints smooth-moving works of art Last year, Google unleashed its Deep Dream Generator on the world, and a wave of images filled with bright lines, eyeballs and creepy dog heads flooded the internet. Now a team at the University of Freiburg in Germany has given neural networks a better sense of style by developing a method for taking an existing art style and smoothly applying it to a video. Artists, including New York-based Dani
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Reactions to Tesla Motors’ master plan are mixed OPINION: Last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk issued an update to the “ master plan ” that he originally wrote way back in 2006. The revised plan includes proposals for everything from an electric semi truck to the development of fully autonomous cars that could be shared among owners. As with virtually all things Tesla, the plan has sparked both interest and debate. Among industry analysts, rea
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3D imaging helps map tiny connections in the brain Mapping brain connections is tricky — chemicals can destroy the very structures you’re trying to map, and an electron microscope can only tell you so much. MIT researchers aren’t daunted, however. They’ve developed a new 3D imaging technique that lets you map the brain at multiple scales, including at resolutions that aren’t practical with light-based microscopes. The new approach expands on a c
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Apple talks services amid drop in iPhone sales, profit With iPhone sales and profits sliding, Apple on Tuesday sought to highlight its growth in services as it seeks to reduce dependence on its main cash driver.
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Twitter dazzled, dismayed by Bill Clinton’s star turn at DNC – CNET With his speech at the Democratic National Convention, the former president shows that he still knows how to rock a lectern. The Twitterati weigh in.
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Air France warns of ‘concern about France as a destination’ Air France-KLM warns there is “special concern about France as a destination” as recent terror attacks weighed on sales in the second quarter of the year.
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This New “iPhone Case” Has Got Your Phone’s Private Information Protected From All HarmIf you ever felt unsafe in a way where you feel like you are being watched by someone who might want to hurt you, this government whistleblower named Edward Snowden has got you covered. The designer has released an iPhone case that is able to notify you when someone is trying to pull your information […]
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It’s about time Facebook’s site began following Messenger’s design language Changes in Facebook’s site design tend to upset and infuriate users who are used to the way it looks. So it’s understandable that the company treads lightly when it updates its layout. It seems like Facebook is now taking cues from Messenger; the chat windows in the site now look a lot more like the messaging app’s interface, with a matching color palette and a new set of icons. The new chat wind
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Zeek, a startup that lets you buy and sell unwanted gift vouchers, closes $9.5M Series BIsraeli startup Zeek, whose app lets you buy and sell unwanted store gift vouchers, has closed $9.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Scale-Up Venture Capital, with participation from long list of additional investors, some of which contributed to the company’s Series A early last year. They include Blumberg Capital, Qualcomm Incorporated (via its venture investment… Read More
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India child labour bill amendments criticised by UN India comes under criticism after its parliament approves several controversial amendments to the country’s child labour bill.
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Subscribers Pay 61 Cents Per Hour of Cable, But Only 20 Cents Per Hour of Netflix An anonymous reader writes from a math-heavy report via AllFlicks: The folks at AllFlicks decided to crunch some numbers to determine just how much more expensive cable is than Netflix. They answered the question: how much does Netflix cost per hour of content viewed, and how does that compare with cable’s figures? AllFlicks reports: “We know from Netflix’s own numbers that Netflix’s more tha
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The double-edged sword of wildlife-friendly yards Hundreds of millions of birds are killed in collisions with windows each year in the U.S. alone, and although high-rise buildings tend to be the biggest individual culprits, the vast number of suburban homes across the continent means that even a few deaths per house add up fast. A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications examines the factors that affect window collision rates at homes
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Japan latest battleground in Airbnb home-sharing war Sarah Takeda thought she had a good little business renting a traditional tatami-mat room in her house on Airbnb.
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Molten Storage and Thermophotovoltaics Offer New Solar Power Pathway A new wrinkle on an old technology – solid-state thermophotovoltaics (TPV) – could provide a high-efficiency alternative for directly converting high-temperature heat from concentrated solar thermal to utility-scale electricity.
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Humans and Robots of the Future Employees of Innopolis University, Russia, took an opinion poll among 300 young robotics enthusiasts and discovered what they think about future, artificial intelligence and human-robot interaction.
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#BlackLivesMatter Cuts to the Heart of the Democratic Convention Amid clashes of #FeeltheBern and #ImWithHer, the Democratic convention unites around mothers’ grief and racial injustice. The post #BlackLivesMatter Cuts to the Heart of the Democratic Convention appeared first on WIRED .
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Car was exceeding the speed limit at time of Tesla Autopilot accident Tesla’s Autopilot system has come under scrutiny recently, after a driver using the system was killed when his Model S hit a white tractor-trailer on a Florida highway. More details have emerged from the accident, with investigators revealing the car was traveling 9 mph over the posted limit at the time of impact. .. Continue Reading Car was exceeding the speed limit at time of Tesla Autopilot ac
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Multi-scale imaging technique brings the brain into focus MIT scientists have developed a multi-scale imaging technique that allows them to examine brain tissue at close subcellular detail, as well as in terms of the long-range connectivity of neurons. The technique could improve the accuracy of efforts to map the connections within the human brain. The technique could also be used to aid in studies of other organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, and k
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Bart Lootsma Dissects, Unpicks and Evaluates the 2016 Venice Biennale One installation of the Central Pavilion, curated by Alejandro Aravena. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu In two lectures delivered by Bart Lootsma , Professor and Head of Institute for Architectural Theory and History at the University of Innsbruck , the 2016 Venice Biennale— Reporting From the Front— is dissected, unpicked and evaluated through the national participations (pavilions) and Alejandro Arav
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Brickbat: Out of Bounds The State University of New York at Albany has canceled a basketball game at Duke University . Officials say the game would violate New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ban on nonessential travel to North Carolina, a ban enacted because of a state law requiring individuals to use the bathroom matching the gender on their birth certificate in government buildings.
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CPI Announces Start of National Centre for Healthcare Photonics Project The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced that the infrastructure design of the National Healthcare Photonics Centre has officially started. The centre is set to be opened in…
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Amazon launches one-hour Prime Now deliveries in Scotland After spending the past year expanding its super-fast delivery service across England, Amazon’s finally taking Prime Now north of the border. The online retail giant announced today that it has begun offering one-hour deliveries on over 15,000 products to Prime subscribers in Glasgow, as well as free two-hour deliveries in Motherwell, Kilmarnock and Cumbernauld. Although Glasgow is Scotland’s fir
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AZO reconstructs house in bonfim with concrete façades and adjustable timber screenslocated in the northern portuguese city of porto, the dwelling has been designed as a functional urban home, with large open areas. The post AZO reconstructs house in bonfim with concrete façades and adjustable timber screens appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Cinnamon may be the latest nootropic (credit: The Great American Spice Co.) Kalipada Pahan, PhD, a researcher at Rush University and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, has found that cinnamon improved performance of mice in a maze test. His group published their latest findings online June 24, 2016, in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. “The increase in learning in poor-learning mice after cinnamon treatment was sig
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Democrats trying to ‘deflect horror & stupidity of WikiLeaks disaster’ – Trump Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has refuted claims that he has any financial ties to Russia. Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager earlier made waves by alleging that Russians “stole and released” the leaked DNC emails to help elect Trump. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Over 55k Americans injured, killed by US police in just 1 yr – study More than 55,000 Americans were either killed or injured by US police in just one year, a new study has revealed. Most of the deaths were from fatal firearm wounds or excessive use of taser devices. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Resilient British science will withstand Brexit UK scientists have had to fight to stay international before, and they must not stop now, says Ehsan Masood. Nature 535 467 doi: 10.1038/535467a
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You’ll love watching lectures on YouTube with this Chrome extension While it’s great that many universities are actively embracing the internet and making lectures available on the Web for everyone to tune in to, watching them online can be a hassle – especially when you want to make notes. This is where BriefTube comes in. Available on Chrome, it’s an extension for YouTube that aims to aid online learning by automatically creating concise tables of contents for
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Satechi 60W 6-Port Multi-Port USB Desktop Charging Station $15 Satechi 60W 6-Port Multi-Port USB Desktop Charging Station $15
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Somalia attack: Mogadishu suicide bomber ‘was ex-MP’ A former MP was one of two suicide car bombers who carried out Tuesday’s deadly attacks in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, militants say.
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Zero-carbon Nanjing Green Lighthouse is a beacon for sustainable design in China The 5,500-square-meter Nanjing Green Lighthouse takes on a spiral form and is centered on a light-filled atrium that funnels natural light and fresh air to all floors. “We would all like to produce more ‘green’ buildings with lower energy consumption or low carbon emission,” says Archiland International. “The challenge is at the same time to make this necessary new buildings even more attractive t
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Acer XF270HU 27″ 2560×1440 IPS Panel LED LCD Gaming Monitor $374.99 Acer XF270HU 27″ 2560×1440 IPS Panel LED LCD Gaming Monitor $374.99
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Catalonia determined to press on with Spain independence bid with or without Madrid’s consent Catalonia says it is preparing to seek independence with or without Madrid’s backing. The region’s government says it would prefer to conduct cordial negotiations about a split, but that the lack of response from the Spanish capital is forcing its hand. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia’s Federal Security Service monitors over 220 potential suicide bombers Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) is monitoring over 220 potential domestic suicide bombers. It also follows people involved in recruiting candidates for “living bombs” and preparing terrorist acts involving proxy bombers, the agency’s head reveals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Assange promises to leak ‘a lot more’ materials on US presidential elections WikiLeaks possesses “a lot more” documents to surprise American voters ahead of the upcoming presidential elections – and will not hesitate to make them public. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pierre-Emmanuel Vandeputte designs portable desk divider Diplomate Belgian designer Pierre-Emmanuel Vandeputte has created a portable desk divider that allows users to actively isolate themselves from the noise around them (+ slideshow). (more…)
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BBC adds subtitles to live iPlayer channels In a bid to make its programming more accessible to deaf and hearing-impaired viewers, the BBC has launched a new trial that will bring subtitles to live channels on iPlayer. It’s the first time any major on-demand video service has embarked on such a trial. The BBC says that it will initially launch on PC and Mac, before rolling out to the broadcaster’s smartphone and tablet apps. Connected TVs
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Apple patents stylus that doubles as a joystick, air mouse A simple, high-quality pressure-sensitive stylus is all well and good for tablets , but can such a device really meet the needs of a desktop user? That seems to be the question Apple’s asking with its latest patent . The company’s latest technology patent dreams up a do-everything stylus capable of being a drawing device, air mouse and even a joystick. Over 17 patent claims, Apple outlines a styl
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This $500 shirt changes patterns when it detects air pollutants As the Internet of Things grows at a rapid rate, so does my skepticism for each additional “smart” product that makes it to market. The latest gadget of questionable necessity is a new line of smart shirts that are capable of detecting dangerous pollutants in the air. The concept is a cool fusion of tech and fashion, but I’m not sure how useful the shirts will be. The three shirts, made
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High-End DLP Projectors【Coupon Inside】 Ulbre T2 Round Style DLP Projector 1500 Lumens 1280 x 800 Pixels AV / LAN / Mini VGA / HDMI / USB Connectivity Support 1080P Bluetooth 4.0 WiFi Only $346.99 Coupon : GBUT2 Description: Elegant and round shape design, high-end atmosphere on the grade. With Texas instruments DLP and brilliant color technology allows you to experience crystal clear, razor-sharp and lifelike images anywhere. Main Fea
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46 arrested at #PhilandoCastile protest against police killings in Minnesota At least 46 activists protesting against police brutality outside the residence of the Minnesota governor have been arrested over charges varying from unlawful assembly to public nuisance and disorderly conduct. Read Full Article at RT.com
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You can now buy the world’s largest SSD for the price of a new car Remember that 15.36TB SSD Samsung launched a year ago? You can now buy it, for just $9,690 (about £7,400 or AU$13,000), from a couple of US retailers. At £480 (about $630, AU$840) per TB, that’s actually not far off the selling price of Samsung’s next biggest SSD, the Samsung 850 EVO 4TB model, which works out at about £325 (about $430, AU$570) per TB in the UK. The 15.36TB SSD is not only more c
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Kiev refuses to pay Russian debt because it was ‘forced to take the money’ Ukraine’s Finance Minister Oleksandr Danilyuk says he sees no reason why the country should repay the $3 billion debt to Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Deutsche Bank profits plummet 98%, CEO warns of further cuts Germany’s biggest bank posted a net profit of €20 million in the second quarter of the year. This is down from €796 million in the same period in 2015. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Medvedev orders state agencies to switch to Russian-made software in 3 years Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a plan under which local software companies receive strong preferences in tenders announced by federal ministries and other bodies of state power. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What I’ve Learned About the Brokers Who Trade Passwords by the Millions In my work running the data breach service Have I Been Pwned? , I’m constantly exposed to individuals dealing with the spoils of hacked websites. Sometimes it’s just a small collection of usernames and passwords from a relatively inconsequential forum, other times it’s tens of millions of records of data that has a truly negatively, life-altering impact on those who’ve been exposed. Yet regardles
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The Great Gabion Part II: 9 New Examples of Architecture Beyond the Wall Following up on last year’s round up of gabion façades, we bring a fresh collection of this alternative building technique. Originating as a tool for civil engineering, the gabion wall dates back to the late 1800s. It slowly made its transition to architecture because of its superior strength and permeability. The gabion wall consists of a metal mesh cage filled with loose material, usually stone
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The Best Way to Tie a Tie Expert tie tying from the staff at NYC’s The Armoury. … Read More »
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4 fundamental tactics to do instead of growth hacking Growth hackers are often put up on a pedestal — they’re people who are thought to have a magic formula for rapid business growth and success. Want to double your customer signups, increase retention, or obtain a better ROI? Call some growth hackers — they’ll have the answer. Or will they? Growth hacking has become a controversial and polarizing term — it’s defined as the process of rapid experime
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Gionee’s M6 smartphones tackle security in a different way Chinese phone manufacturer Gionee has unveiled a new flagship phone in the form of the M6 and M6 Plus, and it might bring other smartphones to mind. Both models of the new phone will feature various features meant to make it stand out from the crowd, namely in the form of a special encryption chip. But while it’s meant to offer additional encryption and safety for users, it also succeeds in keepi
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Mercedes “Bertha Benz” autonomous car drives into retirement It is now fairly common for carmakers, including Kia , Volvo , Hyundai and Ford , to test their autonomous vehicles on public roads. In 2013, however, Mercedes carried out the first autonomous journey in everyday overland and city traffic with its “Bertha Benz” S 500 Intelligent Drive research vehicle, which is now being retired. .. Continue Reading Mercedes “Bertha Benz” auto
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The Most Critical Skills Gap: Cybersecurity Data breaches are both costly and damaging to a company’s reputation. But there aren’t enough people to fill open cybersecurity positions. We are reaching a new critical shortage in the workforce. In addition to the health care sector’s impending lack of qualified nurses (and enough teachers to educate new ones) industry experts are sounding a similar alarm for cybersecurity experts. Read Full St
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Sky Sports will share Premier League goals on Twitter as they happen After spending a record £4.2 billion on securing the rights to 126 live games over the next next three Premier League seasons, Sky wants more people tuning into coverage regardless of where they are ( as long as it’s not on Vine ). It’s already announced that it will show highlights on-demand from this season — including extended replays on TV, the web and mobile through Sky Go — but the broadc
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Google taps A.I. to help you bid for digital ads Real-time bidding is an aspect of digital marketing that can seem overly complex for the average bear , so it was only a matter of time before AI entered the picture. This week, Google brought machine learning into the process to help make it easier. Tapping some of the same artificial-intelligence technologies that have already appeared in Google Photos and AlphaGo , Smart Bidding is a new capab
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Churches told to bolster security after ISIS murder of Normandy priest Churches must review their security to deter terrorist attacks, the British Home Office has told religious leaders, as it made £2.4 million (US$3.1 million) available to strengthen protective measures in places of worship. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What to Do When Spotify Keeps Pausing After Ads A few weeks ago, I started noticing a weird bug with the Spotify desktop app for Windows: after an advertisement played, instead of resuming music playback the app would just pause, requiring me to manually hit Play again. After a bit of searching on the web, I realized I wasn’t the only one having this issue — but there wasn’t a single proposed solution that worked for everyone. If you’re having
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After Legalization in Colorado, Reports of Kids Who Accidentally Ate Marijuana Rose Hospital visits and poison center calls involving children unintentionally exposed to marijuana rose sharply in Colorado after the drug was legalized for recreational use, according to a study published on Monday by JAMA Pediatrics . University of Colorado pediatrician George Sam Wang and his co-authors report that the number of patients younger than 10 who were seen at Children’s Hospital Colora
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Oppo PM-2 planar magnetic headphones review: As exquisite as they are expensive The Oppo PM-2 are all-around spectacular headphones, as well they should be considering their $699 price tag. These cans deliver an uncolored, neutral, and engaging musical presentation with an uncanny knack of revealing the finest details from just about any musical source. While you can drive them with a smartphone, you’ll be duly rewarded by pairing the PM-2 with the highest-quality headphone
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Researchers Develop Triple-Therapy Hydrogel Patch to Treat Colorectal Cancer It is believed that one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime, which makes it the third-most common form of cancer in the U.S. In Europe, it is known to be the second-most…
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Western Digital’s 3D NAND breakthrough promises bigger, faster SSDs Western Digital has announced a major new breakthrough in 3D NAND, meaning we can look forward to some tasty new SSDs hitting the market in the future. Working in conjunction with Toshiba, Western Digital has produced the world’s first 3D NAND tech that boasts 64 layers of storage stacked vertically. It goes by the name of BiCS3 (following on from BiCS2, unsurprisingly), and utilises 3-bits-per-c
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Orbital telescope speed tests the Milky Way’s “halo” Using archival data from ESA’s XMM-Newton orbital telescope, a team of astronomers from the University of Michigan has calculated the speed of the vast halo composed of incredibly hot gas that surrounds the Milky Way. The halo is thought to have a mass the equivalent of all of the stars in our galaxy combined, and by understanding it, we could gain insights into the formation, and future evolutio
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Israeli troops kill Hamas militant wanted in rabbi murder, arrest 2 others in overnight raid (VIDEO) Israel’s security forces say they have killed a Hamas militant deemed responsible for the murder of Rabbi Michael Mark in a drive-by shooting. The raid was carried out overnight near Hebron, while a further two militants were arrested. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brexit uncertainty could trigger migration spike from EU, MPs warn Britain may face a surge in migration ahead of the country’s withdrawal from the European Union unless the government mandates a “cut-off date,” a group of MPs has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK wages drop more than in any advanced economy since financial crisis … level with GreeceWorkers in Britain have suffered the biggest fall in real wages since the financial crisis than any other leading economy besides Greece, a new study has found. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Samsung 2016 SUHD TVs get HDR+ firmware update Samsung has announced that it is rolling out a firmware update for its 2016 line of SUHD TVs that have the quantum dot display. The new firmware update adds an HDR+ setting to the TVs enhancing the High Dynamic Range image quality even more than the TVs offered originally. With the new feature, the image quality is enhanced even if … Continue reading
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Why Isn’t the Global Rate of HIV Infection Declining? The rate of new HIV infections peaked globally in 1997 with 3.3 million cases. From there, a steady decrease was seen until 2005, when the average number of new infections had decreased to 2.6 million per year. This rate has remained more or less constant since then, according to a new study published in the Lancet HIV , with the result being a steady growth of total HIV cases to approximately 38
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The Company That’s Livestreaming Police Body Camera Footage Right Now Visual Labs makes an app that lets police officers livestream their body camera footage from an Android phone. Photo: Visual Labs More police chiefs at more police departments are thinking about what the ideal cop body camera looks like. One of the more persistent requests, according to makers of police body cameras, is for the ability to livestream footage. That doesn’t mean livestreaming public
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Basecamp tiny home has huge roof deck built for mountain climbers This tiny house is decked out with a deck — on the roof. Built with lots of storage and enough space for two people and two dogs, it’s an outdoor adventurer’s dream.
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Your Next Purchase: A Better Pair of Sunglasses Talking with Dave Barton of David Kind, to learn what makes the big differences in eyewear. … Read More »
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Scores killed after deadly blast rocks Kurdish-majority Syrian city A large truck bomb blast claimed by Islamic State killed nearly 50 people and wounded scores more in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border on Wednesday, a monitoring group and state television reported.
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A famous supermassive black hole observed with the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS Cygnus A is an elliptical galaxy around 600 million light years from the Earth, which has a supermassive black hole at its centre. It is one of the brightest sources of radio waves in the sky and was featured in Contact, the famous science fiction novel by Carl Sagan, which was made into a film. It has an active galactic nucleus, which means that the black hole is “swallowing” material f
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‘Pokemon Go’ fans play in India despite no official launch “Pokemon Go” has yet to officially arrive in India, but that’s not stopping people there from playing the highly addictive online game.
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China and the U.N. agree to help developing countries get access to space Last month, China signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) to open the country’s future space station for science experiments and astronauts from U.N. member states. According to a spokesperson from the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), this cooperation heralds better accessibility to space for developing countries.
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Machine learning researchers team up with Chinese botanists on flower-recognition projectHas this ever happened to you? You’re out walking with your daughter. She finds a beautiful flower, quizzes you on it, but you’re stumped—you have no idea what it is. Instead of having to admit you don’t know, what if you could quickly identify the flower or any other plant wherever you happen to be? But how? At least 250,000 species of flowers exist and even experienced botanists have trouble ide
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CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels Trying to measure sea levels around rugged coastlines is not always an easy task. ESA’s CryoSat satellite is making a difference with its radar altimeter.
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QuickBooks Self-Employed: A much-improved business finance app I’m away on vacation this week and too far away from my servers to make our last two NetInstall episodes work, so this week we’ll take a look at QuickBooks Self-Employed . Next week it’s back to the NetInstall service. It’s been about a year and a half since I last looked at QuickBooks Self-Employed , Intuit’s business finance app aimed directly at self-employed business owners that don’t have a
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Sliding Doors Alter the Dynamics of Light-Filled Barcelona Apartment Cheerful, bright and practical, this refreshing modern apartment in Les Corts , Barcelona was renovated by Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge to maximize flow of light and available space. Nestled in a building that was originally built in the 60s, the apartment is just over 83 square meters and the idea behind the revamped floor plan was to make the most of every inch on offer. This was done by doing
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Physicists show trilayer metal oxide’s true stripes The true stripes of triple-layer metal oxides are charge stripes, physicists say.
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Biggest Little Self-Assembling Protein Nanostructures Created Washington DC (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 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:
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New reaction for the synthesis of nanostructures Tarragona, Spain (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 The collaboration between the research groups of professors Pau Ballester and Jose R. Galan-Mascaros at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Dr. Jonas Bjork at Linkoping University and the group of Dr. David Ecija at Institute IMDEA Nanoscience has allowed the development of a new chemical reaction for the synthesis of low-dimensional polymers
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Hong Kong journalists jailed on mainland: lawyer Beijing (AFP) July 26, 2016 Two Hong Kong journalists have been jailed in China for running an “illegal business” that sent political magazines to the mainland, one of their lawyers said Tuesday, as Beijing cracks down on press freedoms in the semi-autonomous territory. Publisher Wang Jianmin, 62, was jailed for five years and three months and editor-in-chief Guo Zhongxiao was given two
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Chinese demolitions at Buddhist institute draw fire Beijing (AFP) July 26, 2016 Rights groups on Tuesday called for Chinese authorities to stop forced demolitions at one of the world’s biggest Tibetan Buddhist institutes, saying the move was an attempt to “severely restrict” religious freedoms. Authorities began destroying living quarters at Larung Gar Institute in the southwestern province of Sichuan last week, according to a statement b
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World Bank freezes funds for DR Congo dam project Washington (AFP) July 26, 2016 The World Bank has frozen funding for a massive dam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the government altered plans for the project. The Bank said in a statement late Monday that is was suspending disbursements on its $73.1 million grant aimed at funding technical assistance on the Inga-3 Basse Chute hydropower dam. It froze the money after a DR Congo
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Libya unity government demands explanation over French troops Tripoli (AFP) July 26, 2016 The head of Libya’s unity government has asked for an official explanation from Paris about the presence of French troops in the conflict-ridden country, a statement said on Tuesday. Fayez al-Sarraj told French ambassador Antoine Sivan on Monday that their presence in the country’s east was “a violation of international customs”, his government said on its Fac
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Grain drain, Laos’ sand mining damaging the Mekong Vientiane (AFP) July 27, 2016 Grain by grain, truckload by truckload, Laos’ section of the Mekong river is being dredged of sand to make cement – a commodity being devoured by a Chinese-led building boom in the capital. But the hollowing out of the riverbed is also damaging a vital waterway that feeds hundreds of thousands of fishermen and farmers in the poverty-stricken nation. “Today, it’s
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Flood, landslides kill 33 after heavy rains in Nepal Kathmandu (AFP) July 27, 2016 At least 33 people have died in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal and dozens more are missing, a government official said Wednesday. Heavy monsoon rains have swelled rivers across the country, triggering floods and landslides that have destroyed homes. Two children were killed when a school in the capital partially collapsed. “Since Monday,
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US, Senegal troops wind up first-ever emergency exercise Thi�s, Senegal (AFP) July 26, 2016 Some 400 US and Senegalese troops on Tuesday wound up an unprecedented joint training exercise aimed at preparing for a possible emergency deployment of American troops in Africa. “Security issues, safety, any kind of emergency. The idea is to always be ready for an emergency response,” US defense attache Colonel Scott H. Morgan told AFP at the training
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New discoveries about photosynthesis may lead to solar cells of the future Lund, Sweden (SPX) Jul 19, 2016 For the first time, researchers have successfully measured in detail the flow of solar energy, in and between different parts of a photosynthetic organism. The result is a first step in research that could ultimately contribute to the development of technologies that use solar energy far more efficiently than what is currently possible. For about 80 years, researche
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Cities face dramatic increase in water treatment spending when watersheds are developedPullman WA (SPX) Jul 27, 2016 A new global study has found that one in three large cities spend 50 percent more on water treatment costs as a result of damage to the ecological quality of their watersheds. This study found that urban source watershed degradation is widespread globally, with 9 in 10 cities losing significant amounts of natural land cover to agriculture and development in the waters
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Websites with history can be just as conversational as chatting with a person A website with search and interaction history can be just as engaging as chatting with an online human agent, or robot helper, according to Penn State researchers.
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NASA image: Cockpit of the first all-electric propulsion aircraft NASA’s Scalable Convergent Electric Propulsion Technology and Operations Research (SCEPTOR) project has reached a critical milestone, where the electric propulsion integration and conversion of the Tecnam P2006T aircraft into the X-57 will commence. The aircraft will be converted into the first manned X-plane to feature a distributed electric propulsion system.
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Lab team measures peripheral nervous system activity with microchip-based platform For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have successfully incorporated adult human peripheral nervous system (PNS) cells on a microelectrode platform for long-term testing of chemical and toxic effects on cell health and function.
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Apple’s Chinese revenue falls 33% as local brands head upmarket & Samsung undercuts on price While most of the numbers announced yesterday were broadly in line with analyst expectations , there was one particularly disappointing element: revenue from China. This was down 29% on the previous quarter, and a full 33% year-on-year – from $13.2B in Q3 2015 to $8.8B the same quarter this year. CEO Tim Cook pointed to slowing growth in the Chinese economy as a factor, but there are two other fa
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Was The Democratic Primary A Close Call Or A Landslide? Hillary Clinton will officially become the Democratic nominee for president this week, at which point we’ll finally close the chapter on the 2016 primaries. But when we look back on the 2016 race, how should we think of it, as a close call or as a blowout? Could a few small changes have made Sanders the nominee — and could a higher-profile candidate such as Elizabeth Warren have beaten Clinton, w
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Significant Digits For Wednesday, July 27, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 92 chemicals Florida’s Environmental Regulatory Commission is considering increasing the number of chemicals allowed in drinking water from 54 to 92, and is also considering a move that will allow the maximum concentration of other chemicals — many of them carcinogens — above their current allowable t
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Nope 2.0 Makes Sure The NSA Isn’t Looking At You Through Your Webcam Here’s a scary thought: the government could be watching you right now. Through the ubiquitous integrated webcam that’s included on every laptop, unwanted intruders can easily enter … Read More
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Do You Need A XM556 Microgun? YES. Movies have inspired weapons for generations now. The latest film-inspired weapon to become a reality is the MiniGun. First seen being wielded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator … Read More
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cadence’s health clinic with folding façade sits adjacent to an ancient indian temple defined by its ethereal and shell-like envelope, the dialysis center hopes to serve as a backdrop to its historical surroundings in bangalore. The post cadence’s health clinic with folding façade sits adjacent to an ancient indian temple appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Black Hole Makes Material Wobble Around It Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 25, 2016 The European Space Agency’s orbiting X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, has proved the existence of a “gravitational vortex” around a black hole. The discovery, aided by NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission, solves a mystery that has eluded astronomers for more than 30 years, and will allow them to map the behavior of matter very close
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ISRO to use radar imaging satellite to locate missing IAF plane Chennai (IANS) Jul 26, 2016 The Indian space agency will be using its Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT) that can see through the clouds to locate the missing Indian Air Force (IAF) plane that went missing on Friday morning with 29 people on board, said its chief on Saturday. “We will be using RISAT to locate the missing aircraft. The satellite can take pictures both during the day and night. It
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‘Frankenstein’ Galaxy Surprises Astronomers Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 25, 2016 About 250 million light-years away, there’s a neighborhood of our universe that astronomers had considered quiet and unremarkable. But now, scientists have uncovered an enormous, bizarre galaxy possibly formed from the parts of other galaxies. A new study to be published in the Astrophysical Journal reveals the secret of UGC 1382, a galaxy that had originally been th
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India earned Rs 230 crore through satellite launch services in FY16 New Delhi (IANS) Jul 26, 2016 India earned around Rs.230 crore last in fiscal through commercial launch satellite services, parliament was told on Thursday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) through Antrix Corporation Ltd offers satellite launch capacity on a commercial basis, Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Jitendra Singh, who also holds charge of the departmen
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1.2 Million Galaxies in 3D Garching, Germany (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 What are the properties of dark energy? This question is one of the most intriguing ones in astronomy and scientists are one step closer in answering this question with the largest three-dimensional map of the universe so far: This map contains 1.2 million galaxies in a volume spanning 650 cubic billion light-years. Hundreds of scientists from the Sloan Digital
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Chandra Finds Evidence for Violent Stellar Merger Boston MA (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 Gamma-ray bursts, or GRBs, are some of the most violent and energetic events in the universe. Although these events are the most luminous explosions in the universe, a new study using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, NASA’s Swift satellite and other telescopes suggests that scientists may be missing a majority of these powerful cosmic detonations. Astronomers think th
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The rise of commercial spaceports Bethesda MD (SPX) Jul 27, 2016 Just last year, the FAA gave Houston the “go-ahead” to build America’s 10th commercial spaceport. Yes, the US already had nine spaceports designated for commercial operations. One must ask, “Why do we need 10 spaceports for so little commercial space activities?” This represents a great deal of investment and ongoing expense for an industry still
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New detector at South Pole shows early success at neutrino hunting Lawrence KS (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 In the second it takes to read these words, 65 billion neutrinos will shoot through every square centimeter of your body. Luckily, these infinitesimal particles don’t do any harm – they pass through us, as they do with most everything, without stopping or interacting. “Partly because it’s so tiny, a neutrino has this unique property – it’s able to penetrate thro
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Supermassive and Supersonic – Black Hole Studied with Sardinia Radio Telescope Rome, Italy (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 Using the brand-new Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT), a giant parabolic dish of 64 meters diameter, a team of astronomers from the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and the University of Cagliari have produced a detailed image of a supermassive black hole proceeding at high speed towards the core of the distant cluster of galaxies designed as 3C 129. T
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Space… the final frontier Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 Fifty years ago Captain Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise began their journey into space – the final frontier. Now, as the newest Star Trek film hits cinemas, the NASA/ESA Hubble space telescope is also exploring new frontiers, observing distant galaxies in the galaxy cluster Abell S1063 as part of the Frontier Fields programme. Space… the final fron
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BT and Openreach: Can this new plan fix Britain’s broadband woes? The competition believes the regulator does not go far enough and full separation of BT’s wholesale and retail arms is now “inevitable”.
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Scality: Why object storage has a nice ring to it Q&A with CEO Jérôme Lecat, CEO of object-based storage company Scality.
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Brick by brick: Will modular handsets save the smartphone market, or destroy it? For the foreseeable future, modular smartphones will be niche products — and you might just be that niche.
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Fake British-made bomb detectors still being used in Middle East Fake British-made bomb detectors are still in use by security forces in places such as Baghdad and Beirut despite the fraudster who produced the useless kit being jailed three years ago. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Reader Submission Winners: Tech Gadgets You Can’t Live Without We asked our readers, and you responded. … Read More »
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Everything You Need to Know About 8 Different Types of Watches From the chronograph to the tourbillon, here’s everything you ever wanted to know about watch complications. … Read More »
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Access to vocational education reduces crime—new research The crime rate, especially drug crime, decreases significantly when more 16-44 year olds have access to affordable Vocational Education and Training, (VET) according to a new University of Melbourne report.
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Data-driven approach to pavement management lowers greenhouse gas emissions The roadway network is an important part of the nation’s transportation system, but it also contributes heavily to greenhouse gas emissions. A paper published this month in the Journal of Cleaner Production by researchers with the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) introduces a way to reduce emissions across a roadway network by using big data to identify specific pavement sections where impr
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Hollande joins religious leaders in calling for unity after church attack President François Hollande displayed interfaith solidarity with France’s religious leaders on Wednesday after two Islamist militants killed a priest in a church, igniting fierce political criticism of the government’s security record.
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Phone hacking: What the FBI won’t reveal could hurt users, experts argue WASHINGTON—We already know that law enforcement agencies can hack our phones. But we don’t know what they find, how they find it, or even who helps them discover the information. Top cybersecurity experts and lawmakers argued about how much should be revealed at a July 11 meeting of the Congressional Internet Caucus. “Government hacking has already happened. The question of whether it should happ
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The Normal Person’s Guide to Alternative Investments It’s pretty easy to get started investing. Once you dig into it, though, a lot of questions come up that complicate the process. You might have come across the phrase alternative investments, and if you’re new to investing, you probably have no idea what it means. Here’s a quick breakdown for the average personal investor. What is an “Alternative Investment”? Let’s say you’re invested long-term f
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Make the most of your iPhone with these awesome accessories The sheer variety of iPhone accessories on the market is astounding. You can enhance your Apple smartphone and add all sorts of useful functionality with the right accessories. We’ve dealt with the best iPhone 6S cases and the best iPhone 6S Plus cases . We’ve even had a close look at waterproof , wireless charging , and battery cases . If you want an iPhone dock , we have you covered, and there’
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Light shed on a superluminous supernova which appears to have exploded twice Supernovae are among the most violent phenomena in the universe. They are huge explosions which put an end to the lives of certain types of stars. These explosions release immense amounts of energy, so much that sometimes we can see them from Earth with the naked eye, as points of light which for a short time are brighter than all the millions of stars in the galaxies where they are found. After
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A more efficient way to write data into non-volatile memory devices improves their performance A scheme to write data into next generation memory chips has been developed by A*STAR Data Storage Institute researchers. The proposal by Jun Yang and colleagues requires considerably less resources to write data safely into memory—even during a system failure.
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Professor creates tool to help identify young students with math demotivation As many math-averse adults can attest, the thought of tackling a mathematical problem can be intimidating. Research has shown that students as young as second-graders show signs of being demotivated by the subject as well. A University of Kansas professor has created and validated a tool that can measure young students’ math motivation and help educators to identify students who experience demotiv
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Italy broadband plan for Unesco World Heritage Sites Beaches, airports and historic cities are also in line for public wi-fi.
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Language apps for iOS: Rosetta Stone beats Duolingo and Babbel Two months ago , I promised to give you the lowdown on my favorite iOS language learning app. But there was a catch: at the time, I didn’t know which one to pick. So, I spent hours researching iOS language apps, both free and paid, before deciding on three to take for a spin: Duolingo, which is free to use, plus Babbel and Rosetta Stone, both of which come with a brief trial period, but require a
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Inside the Mind of Werner Herzog, Luddite Master of the Internet What happens when the legendary German director is hired to make a promotional film about the Internet? You get a true document of the modern age. The post Inside the Mind of Werner Herzog, Luddite Master of the Internet appeared first on WIRED .
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The DoD Brings on Tech’s Brightest Minds—and Problems The Department of Defense is looking at the blazing-fast ying to its octogenarian-on-horse-tranquilizers yang: Silicon Valley. The post The DoD Brings on Tech’s Brightest Minds—and Problems appeared first on WIRED .
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Design FX: Hardly Anything in Star Trek Beyond Is Real Sure, the acting is real—but most of the spaceships and aliens in Justin Lin’s latest addition to the franchise were made with VFX. Here’s how. The post Design FX : Hardly Anything in Star Trek Beyond Is Real appeared first on WIRED .
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The Makeshift Homes Where Refugees Await Their Fates Photographer Marco Tiberio spent 11 months photographing the tents and huts in the Calais migrant camp in France. The post The Makeshift Homes Where Refugees Await Their Fates appeared first on WIRED .
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Aerial video of ‘world’s deepest’ underwater sinkhole in South China Sea This stunning aerial video shows the world’s deepest underwater sinkhole in the South China Sea, according to Chinese scientists. They say it’s 300m deep.
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First images from Adaptive Optics Lucky Imager (AOLI) The Adaptive Optics Lucky Imager (AOLI) on the William Herschel Telescope (WHT) has obtained its first adaptive-optics closed-loop results, an important milestone in the development of this state-of-the-art instrument that aims at combining adaptive optics (AO) and lucky imaging (LI) to obtain the highest-ever resolution images at visible wavelengths from the ground.
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Here’s what maths can teach us about how to design the perfect car park There can be few things as frustrating as being stuck in a car park for four hours on a scorching Sunday afternoon; yet this was the unhappy fate of shoppers at a new multi-storey grid car park at an IKEA store in Reading, UK.
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New and improved IdleBox tool to aid in reduction of auto idling The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory, with the support of the DOE Clean Cities program, has relaunched IdleBox, an electronic education and outreach toolkit aimed at promoting idling reduction across the country. The new IdleBox is now available to anyone seeking an authoritative resource on idling reduction.
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This fan clips to your sleeves to keep your armpits cool – CNET If the antiperspirant isn’t cutting it, how about a fan for your pits?
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How to Create a Bootable Windows 10 Installer USB on a Mac Whether you are dual-booting your Mac or formatting a new PC, the best way to get Windows 10 is through a fresh installation, not an upgrade. But you’ll need to create a bootable Windows 10 USB drive first. The process is a little more complicated if you’re using a Mac. Microsoft offers a simple tool to create a bootable USB on Windows, but there is no such tool for Mac users. Fortunately the pro
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Brexit: France’s Michel Barnier made European negotiator with UK Former French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier is appointed by the European Commission to negotiate over Brexit.
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How to master your drone skills with a balloon obstacle course In episode two of How to Race Drones , Mashable Creative Producer Sam Sheffer continues to prepare for the Liberty Cup drone race . This week, Sheffer gets his hands on a new micro drone to get the hang of flying before testing out his skills in a balloon obstacle course. Episode 1: http://on.mash.to/2auRFQo Check back next Wednesday, when Sheffer will take on real-size drones. Read more… More
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Disposable, ultrafast optical humidity sensors provide better moisture control for manufacturing and storage A*STAR researchers have designed a low-cost, stable and ultrafast responsive sensor that is easy to manufacture, overcoming the challenge of producing a simple, fast and highly sensitive version.
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How a High-Profile Tragedy Helped WWE Think Differently About Brain Injuries Much like other contact sport athletes, professional wrestlers receive adulation for their toughness. Abdullah the Butcher was renowned for his ability to bleed in the ring . “Dynamite Kid” Tom Billington tried to make his moves look as realistic as possible , even if that meant taking the hard bumps that came with them. And Chris Benoit, once regarded as the consummate technical wrestler of his
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The Best All-in-One Computers Condensing the most essential parts of a full computer setup into one attractive package. … Read More »
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CetraRuddy Designs Tallest Building in New York’s Meatpacking District Courtesy of CetraRuddy CetraRuddy has been selected to design a new 18-story office building in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District. With plans filed before zoning ordinances in the area changed the height limit to 130 feet, the project will feature an extra 140 feet, with a total height of 270 feet. Located on West 15 th Street near Ninth Avenue, the office building—which was previously desi
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The Best Kind of Simple – Amazon’s All New Kindle Amazon’s 8th generation Kindle makes some minor but notable improvements on previous models while keeping the process of e-reading effortless and affordable. New features include a thinner and lighter design that comes in choice of black or white. The touchscreen withstands glare and emulates real paper more than ever before–expect something that won’t strain the eyes even during peak daylight […
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Pope Francis warns world ‘is at war’ after Europe attacks Pope Francis warns that a recent wave of jihadist attacks in Europe is proof that the world is “at war”, but stresses that religion is not the cause.
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Venezuela opposition angry at recall referendum delays Venezuelan opposition leaders call for protest marches to the National Electoral Council, which they accuse of stalling their efforts for a recall referendum.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Historic Second Day at the DNC Last night at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton officially received the nomination for president. The night wasn’t without conflict, but the event set a few historic firsts. Here’s everything you need to know. Hillary Clinton Officially Received the Democratic Nomination for President From the Washington Post : Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to be nominated fo
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Toward smarter crop plants to feed the world Plant scientists have made an important advance in understanding the natural diversity of a key plant enzyme which could help us address the looming threat of global food security.
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A new innovation platform tackles market gaps in the food and personal care sectorsA*STAR is set to launch its Biotransformation Innovation Platform (BioTrans), a multidisciplinary taskforce that will harness the power of microorganisms to transform cheap and sustainable carbon sources into chemical compounds of interest to the biotechnology industry.
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Prince Harry’s live HIV test has had a pretty huge impact on HIV testing LONDON — Prince Harry’s live streamed HIV test has prompted a surge in HIV self-testing, a HIV charity has revealed. SEE ALSO: Prince Harry got tested for HIV during royal family’s first Facebook Live stream Prince Harry took a HIV test live on Facebook on July 14 to show how easy it is. It was hailed by campaigners as a “groundbreaking moment in the fight against HIV.” HIV awareness gr
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Researchers Use Iron-Containing Nanoparticles to Significantly Reduce Onset, Severity of Cavities The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can “hide” within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like…
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NSLS-II’s Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Beamline Team Receives 2016 Microscopy Today Innovation Award Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory are proud recipients of one of the 2016 Microscopy Today Innovation Awards, which highlight the 10 best microscopy…
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Mercedes-Benz shows off the first fully electric heavy urban transport truck Daimler isn’t about to let Tesla own any more ‘firsts’ in electric transportation; the German company revealed the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck today in Stuttgart, an all-electric truck with a total admissible weight capacity of 26 tonnes (29 U.S. tons), which makes it the first clean energy big rig of its kind. As the name implies, it’s designed for use in urban… Read More
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Ion Fire Pit A massive, steel fire pit.
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Top tiny homes on the market today The tiny house scene has come a long way in recent years and we continue to be impressed at how firms manage to shoehorn more and more house into what’s really a very small space. Below, we’ve selected some of the best tiny houses currently available for purchase in Europe and North America. .. Continue Reading Top tiny homes on the market today Category: Tiny Houses Tags: Off-grid Solar Powered
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Big Health, the startup behind Sleepio, raises $12M to scale delivery of non-drug mental health solutions Today Big Health, which is already backed by Index Ventures, is disclosing that it has raised $12 million (£9.15m) in new funding led by Octopus Ventures. Also participating are Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Index, Sean Duffy (CEO, Omada Health), and JamJar Investments (the UK-based investment fund of the innocent drinks founders). Noteworthy is that Esther Dyson, and Peter Read are also… Read More
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Is Pokemon Go the Most Libertarian Game Ever Made? Across the street from my apartment in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a small city park, one block long by one block wide. At night, it’s usually pretty empty. There’s a handful of homeless people who sleep there in the summer and the occasional group of twenty-somethings crossing from the bars on the north side of the park to the bars on the south side. At least that’s how it used to be, before Pokemon
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Researchers are designing a data-exchange platform that can act as a city’s dashboard We live in a sea of information. Every day, 2.5 billion gigabytes of data are produced by our smartphones, sensors and satellites, among other sources. Much of this data is useless, but what if the disparate bits of meaningful data incidentally produced during the day-to-day operations of a city could be brought together and analyzed as an integrated whole to make the lives of urban dwellers flow
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Maybe We Should Just Rent Our Gadgets A startup called Grover attempts a hardware-for-rent model as ownership starts to feel meaningless. By now, consumers of modern electronics should realize that they don’t entirely own the hardware they buy. Read Full Story
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How Canada’s Philanthropic Pop Industrial Complex Took Over The World While U.S. musicians struggle to get by, a vast system of government grants keeps the Canadian music scene pumping out the hits. And it turns out, a vibrant music scene is a very good thing for a country to have. Six years ago, Abel Tesfaye was just another musician making mixtapes and distributing songs for free on YouTube. Then Drake tweeted about him, fans went nuts, and—as the rock lore so of
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Marriott Is Preparing For Gen Z With An Innovation Lab Hotel At the Charlotte location, the chain is trying out a bunch of new concepts that guests can evaluate by pushing a button or swiping a screen. The Marriott in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, offers a familiar scene to anyone who’s ever set foot in one of the chain’s properties. Guests are often in town for business and can be found at the lobby cafe grabbing a quick coffee before morning meetin
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Bitter chemical coating leads to quinoa success The challenge posed by removing a chemical compound from their ‘superfood’ crop to create a market for WA quinoa led three innovative farmers to build Australia’s largest quinoa processing plant in the state’s south-west.
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Researchers create photosensitive mimics of a class of signaling molecules Teams at LMU and EMBL have created photosensitive mimics of a class of signaling molecules, thus enabling their actions to be regulated by light, and affording new insights into the communications networks that control cellular metabolism.
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Putin urges unified international doping control standards Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for the introduction of unified international standards for doping controls, and for both athletes and sports fans to have easy access to all necessary information. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia announces tender for system to monitor potential US violations of missile treaty The Russian Defense Ministry has announced a state order for a system that would be capable of detecting and proving cases when the US tests new strategic weapons in violation of the ‘New START’ treaty. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Moscow to consider lifting Turkish food embargo Russian officials will visit Turkey next week to discuss the return of agricultural products currently banned from the Russian market. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A Hotter Vape Emits Higher Levels of Carcinogens, Study Shows Any serious vaper can tell you the many merits of their custom vape, from how it feels in their hand to how much power it’s got. But those more elaborate rigs may also keep vapers from inhaling higher levels of harmful carcinogens, according to a new study. First, a quick vape anatomy lesson. All vapes, even the most basic gas station cig-a-likes, are made of three basic components: a battery, an
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Linking superatoms to make molecules to use as building blocks for new materials(Phys.org)—A team of chemists at Columbia University in New York has for the first time linked together superatoms to make new types of molecules. As they note in their paper published in the journal Nano Letters, the technique may be used in the future to create unique materials with applications in magnetics and electronics.
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‘Forgive them’ Secular France has responded to Islamist attacks by promoting values inspired by its cultural and religious inheritance, writes the BBC’s Hugh Schofield in Paris.
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Has Mercedes-AMG declared open season on the Bugatti Chiron? Mercedes-AMG wants a piece of the megacar market that’s currently dominated by the likes of Bugatti , Porsche, McLaren, and Ferrari. The company is secretly designing the fastest and most powerful model ever to wear an AMG nameplate, and rumors claim its debut is right around the corner. Read more: Mercedes-AMG’s E43 is a 396-hp wolf in sheep’s clothing Called R50, the new model will share virtua
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Investigators Warn More Hacker Attacks Could Hit U.S. Candidates The leak of Democrats’ e-mails raises unprecedented fears of meddling in the election — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Data Thieves Find Easy Pickings in the Health Care System Hackers pillage a poorly protected bureaucracy for one third of all breaches involving names and sensitive info — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Do Popular Heartburn Meds Really Cause Dementia? A recent study of proton pump inhibitors suggests—but does not prove—a link — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Kamikaze Bacteria Attack Deep Tumors with Deadly Cargo In mice, microbes released anticancer toxin that, with chemotherapy, shrank tumors — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Teach the Prof How to Teach Few young faculty members arrive on campus ready for the classroom. New programs are changing that — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Experimentation suggests Vikings could have used sunstone to navigate (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several institutions in Hungary has conducted experiments meant to test the possibility that the Vikings actually did use sunstones to navigate. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, the team describes the experiments they carried out, their results and why they now believe it is possible to use a sunstone as a navigational aid during
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Hammerhead sharks roll over and swim sideways to save energy Uniquely among sharks, the great hammerhead has an unusually long dorsal fin that appears to make it more efficient for it to swim rolled over
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Watch Water Pour Upward at the Hoover Dam Here’s a silly fun experiment to do the next time you’re at the Hoover Dam: try and pour a bottle of water over the dam. Instead of flowing downward like water almost always does, the water actually flies up and flows upward because of the super strong draft. Read more…
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New Book Provides Innovative Solutions to Build Nanoelectronic Devices Using NanoDsimIn the year 2015, Intel, Samsung and TSMC began to mass-market the 14nm technology called FinFETs. In the same year, IBM, working with Global Foundries, Samsung, SUNY, and various equipment suppliers,…
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Technique enables newfound control of light polarization at any angle Polarizing filters produce richer, less reflective images by limiting vibrating light waves to one specific orientation. However, these filters only work with light that is reflected from a certain angle. An A*STAR-led team now report that arrays of silicon nanodisks can polarize light at any angle, and into any desired orientation—a finding that opens the way to improved photonic control over ult
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Objects that sculpt light Researchers at EPFL have found a way to make images by controlling the reflections that are produced when light passes through a transparent object. This technology is now being marketed by the startup Rayform. Researchers at EPFL have found a way to make images by controlling the reflections that are produce when light passes through a transparent object. This technology is now being marketed by
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Hand Crank Portable Espresso Machine Enjoy top quality caffeinated beverages even if you’re away from your kitchen by using this hand crank portable espresso machine. You simply move the lever in a seesaw-like motion to pump the water and build up pressure to prepare a delicious espresso. Check it out $295.00
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Brushed Metallic Wolverine Claws Bring your favorite adamantium-reinforced mutant to life by topping off your cosplay with these brushed metallic wolverine claws. They’re handmade from urethane casting resin along with a square metal mires, and sturdy aluminum grips for easy handling. Check it out $95.00
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Bone Conduction Headphones These revolutionary bone conduction headphones deliver high fidelity audio without blocking the sounds of the world around you. Unlike standard speakers, these headphones utilize vibrations to transmit audio information into your skull without covering the ears. Check it out $69.99
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Thin Ice Weight Loss Vest Burn off calories without putting in any hard work by simply slipping into this thin ice weight loss vest. It’s designed to strategically cool parts of the body with high concentrations of thermoreceptors to burn as much as 500 to 1,000 calories a day. Check it out $132.00
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Balloon Pin House Give your office’s drab bulletin board a touch of whimsy and color with this balloon pin house. Made in the likeness of the iconic balloon house from the film Up, the little home comes outfitted with 300 vibrantly colored pins. Check it out $20.00
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Wearable Bluetooth Keyboard This wearable Bluetooth keyboard is the revolutionary new product designed to turn anything around you into your own personal keyboard. It allows you to easily type, navigate through screens, and even control smart TVs just by tapping your fingers on any surface. Check it out
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Waterlovt Houseboat The Waterlovt Houseboat is ideal for those looking for a bit of natural beauty without forgoing the comforts of city-living. The luxurious interior comes with all the modern amenities and can be customized with everything from solar panels to a desalination plant. Check it out
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Use this All-in-One Messenger for WhatsApp, Slack and Skype and chat like a boss You love speaking with your family in Skype, but your significant other prefers to chat over WhatsApp. Your friends are pretty active on Messenger, but you have to go through Slack to reach your colleagues for work emergencies. If this sounds familiar, you’re probably using way too many chat clients – and you can’t be all that happy about the pile of windows you’re keeping open. With All-in-One M
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Smartphone shipments return to growth after early 2016 decline, says Canalys During the second quarter of 2016, smartphone shipments saw a modest return to growth after a first quarter which saw the first ever year-over-year decline in worldwide smartphone sales, according to research firm Canalys. But sequentially, shipments didn’t improve, and historical data reveals that the year-ago quarter was also relatively disappointing, all of which points to this return… Read Mo
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Save On a Convertible Lenovo Notebook In Today’s Amazon Gold Box Lenovo Flex 3 Gold Box , $430 Today only, Amazon’s offering big discounts on Lenovo Flex 3 notebooks , and you get to pick your screen size. Both options here cost $430 , and both include 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, and a 2.3Ghz Core i5 processor. Those specs aren’t exactly incredible, but they’re certainly better than your average Chromebook, so this could be a fine option if Chrome OS doesn’t chec
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Flavor Enhancing Coffee Extractor gets the most out for every cuppa Sipping on a freshly brewed cup of coffee is something that many of us look forward to, especially when we wait for the caffeine to kick in so that we are able to start the day with a spring in our steps. Of course, you would need to know how to brew coffee well in order to enjoy such an experience, but if you feel that you need some help from technology, fret not. The $299.95 Flavor Enhancing Co
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WikiLeaks Has Officially Lost the Moral High Ground Because hacktivism shouldn’t mean doxing, anti-Semitism, or (maybe, possibly, probably not) colluding with Vladimir Putin. The post WikiLeaks Has Officially Lost the Moral High Ground appeared first on WIRED .
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Silicon-air battery achieves running time of over 1,000 hours for the first time Silicon-air batteries are viewed as a promising and cost-effective alternative to current energy storage technology. However, they have thus far only achieved relatively short running times. Jülich researchers have now discovered why.
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Tim Cook finally confirms Apple has augmented reality plans Apple CEO, Tim Cook, set the cat amongst the pigeons last night when he confirmed the company is working on augmented reality (AR). Apple high “We have been and continue to invest a lot in this,” he said. “We are high on AR for the long run, we think there’s great things for customers and a great commercial opportunity.” He also discussed this season’s smash hit in AR, Pokemon Go, which is expect
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LiDAR to shed light on pedestrian footfall A new research project from Ford and MIT is aimed at improving ride-hailing services by predicting the movement of pedestrians. LiDAR sensors and cameras will be used to identify pedestrians and their movements around a location, allowing vehicles to be dispatched to areas that are predicted hot-spots. .. Continue Reading LiDAR to shed light on pedestrian footfall Category: Urban Transport Tags:
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Role of sponges in cold-water coral reefs investigated Researchers from the University of Aberdeen have discovered that Spongosorites coralliophaga, which is a large sponge (a creature which attaches itself to something solid in a place where it can, hopefully, receive enough food to grow) plays an important role in providing a structure for the settlement of other organisms in the North-east Atlantic.
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Global study reveals businesses and countries vulnerable to shortage of cybersecurity talentIntel Security, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has just released Hacking the Skills Shortage, a global report outlining the talent shortage crisis impacting the cybersecurity industry across both companies and nations. A majority of respondents (82 percent) admit to a shortage of cybersecurity skills, with 71 percent of respondents citing this shorta
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How atmostpheric dust affects photovoltaic output A hazy sky and dirty cars are well-known consequences of Saharan dust carried to Europe by air currents. As part of the “PerduS” project, the German Weather Service (DWD), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and meteocontrol are currently examining how dust – as haze in the atmosphere and deposited on solar panels – affects the output of photovoltaic systems. The aim is to provid
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Money or property? The answer has big implications for bitcoin. A judge in Florida ruled in a money-laundering case this week that bitcoin is not a currency — but experts aren’t so sure. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Teresa Mary Pooler dismissed charges Monday against a Florida man charged with illegally transmitting and laundering $1,500 in bitcoin. He couldn’t launder or illegally transmit any money, Pooler said, because bitcoin doesn’t qualify as a currency. Th
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Relive ’90s mood rings with these 3D-printed crystals A nod to ’90s nostalgia, STONEDALONE is a jewelry collection of 3D-printed mystical talismans. Brooklyn-based artist Wynn Mustin began this project not only to marry the past and present, but also to challenge the role of 3D printing in the design and fabrication process. According to Mustin, the crystals are imbued with “good vibrations that allow us to manifest our dreams, visions and pass
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Lineable GPS Wristband for Kids Rest assured your child is always safe with the Lineable GPS Wristband for Kids. Made with child-friendly materials, this smart wristband can communicate with the accompanying app on your phone to alert you if your child wanders away. Simply set a safe zone while your child is playing and remain updated with his or her whereabouts. If your child leaves this area, an alert is instantly sent to you
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Put2Go – Car Mount with Wireless Charging, Ultra Convenient Put2Go is the simplest solution for in-car wireless charging. It combines wireless charging technology with a magnetic phone dock. Securely charging a phone in your car has never been easier. It’s as simple as putting your phone on the dock. The Put2Go Team aims to make wireless charging as ubiquitous as Wi-Fi and create a more hassle-free life for everyone. Yes, it’s as simple as putting your ph
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Veeso – The First Face-Tracking Virtual Reality Headset Let’s experience a whole new world of virtual reality with Veeso. To put it short, this is one of the first headset capable of capturing the user’s facial expressions and transferring them in real-time into the virtual world. Compatible with all your Apple’s IOS and Android devices, and offering revolutionary features never before introduced in virtual reality: Veeso is one of the most advanced V
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Cozmo Real-Life Evolving Robot Introducing Cozmo, the real-life evolving robot whose fun and gifted personality will continue to surprise you day after day. With the ability to express human-like emotions, Cozmo will interact with you just like a friend. He’ll even nudge you to get you to play more. He’ll even become curious and begin to explore his surroundings. Rigorously tested to be sturdy and durable, Cozmo provides you w
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ROLLDOCK Mobile Battery Dock by NuAns Always have a full charge in your pocket with the ROLLDOCK Mobile Battery Dock by NuAns. Featuring a simplistic yet elegant design, this highly portable charging dock is equipped with a Lightning connector to top up your Apple devices. Coming with a naturally water-repellent felt exterior, the ROLLDOCK is available in your choice of black, white, saffron, or khaki to match your style. The ROLLDOC
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An Artisan’s Dream: This Architecture Student Just Designed the Most Beautiful Factory Imaginable “Artisanal” is a word one hears a lot these days, especially in Brooklyn. Consumers are getting tired of the same old same old and long for one-of-a-kind products, preferably those made by hand. Artisans themselves are looking to escape a mainstream workforce where workers rarely get to take ownership over their own projects. The architecture student Joanne Chen seized on this trend in an imagina
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BenQ HT6050 Guarantees Cinema-Grade Projector Quality BenQ HT6050 Guarantees Cinema-Grade Projector Quality Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site It’s no surprise what consumers want when they buy a home projector: They are usually seeking to replicate the movie theater experience inside their homes. The problem is, of course, that a house is not a movie theater. Even with the right projector and screen, small things like distance, illumination
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ICYMI: Robosurgeon, wigglebot and a very cute penguin Today on In Case You Missed It : A robot from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev produces a wave-like motion that can propel itself across a floor or through water, only with one motor. Also a robotic surgeon called Flex can snake its way down throats or other orifices and perform surgeries in a less-invasive way than traditional means. But you should probably take in Purps the penguin and he
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The Unexpected Dangers of Recreational Counting Deciphering mathematical card tricks is a wonderful pastime, but it can get you into some bizarre predicaments — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Novel porous materials made from flexible “spaghetti-like” molecules Known for their extraordinary surface area, a sugar packet equivalent of metal-organic framework provides a city block (2.5 acres) of area to absorb gas or catalyze reactions. The challenge …
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Vaping’s toxic vapors come mainly from e-liquid solvents New study homes in on a primary source of toxic vaping compounds: the thermal breakdown of solvents used to dissolve flavorings in e-liquids. And older, dirtier e-cigs generate more of these …
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Moving beyond semiconductors for next-generation electric switches Computers use switches to perform calculations. A complex film with “quantum wells”—regions that allow electron motion in only two dimensions—can be used to make efficient switches for high-speed computers. For the first time, this oxide film exhibited a phenomenon, called resonant tunneling, in which electrons move between quantum wells at a specific voltage. This behavior allowed an ex
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Apple signs ‘Carpool Karaoke’ as Apple Music exclusive Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve likely seen what a hit “Carpool Karaoke,” the segment from CBS’s Late Late Show where host James Corden drives around with a celebrity or musician singing hit songs, has become, especially on YouTube. It’s become so popular that even Apple has come knocking, as the Cupertino giant has signed a deal … Continue reading
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XCOM 2 Is Already Down to $30 on PC For Prime Members If you were waiting for a good discount to dive back into the world of XCOM , Amazon’s taking $30 off physical PC copies of XCOM 2 today for Prime members, which is the best price we’ve ever seen. Good luck, Commander. Read more…
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Mobile wallets drive in-store sales, but non-payment is the key to mass adoption ANALYSIS: Mobile wallets are coming of age, according to a new report released today by Urban Airship . Importantly, they are driving in-store sales and increasing loyalty — but not in the way you’d expect. Before we dig into the report highlights, it is worth explaining what we mean by “mobile wallet.” There are two elements at play here: Payment and non-payment. Payments are handled — by and la
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Miti Camp Stove In the green corner, weighing in at just 2.5lbs, meet the new, backpacking, culinary champion of the world: the mighty Miti Camp Stove. Simply affix the stainless steel design to a quartered log, light it and watch it burn with enough heat for a hearty back country feed. Lightweight and highly packable, it’s your new go to on the go cooking tool.
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Florida Regulators OK Plan To Increase Toxins In Water An anonymous reader quotes a report from Washington Times: Despite the objection of environmental groups, state environmental regulators voted Tuesday to approve new standards that will increase the amount of cancer-causing toxins allowed in Florida’s rivers and streams under a plan the state says will protect more Floridians than current standards. The Environmental Regulation Commission voted 3-
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From Jet Fuel to Medicine, Tobacco Growers Turn a New Leaf It is notorious for its role in the expansion and continuation of American slavery, and for its adverse health effects. The latter includes cardiovascular disease and various cancers, including lung cancer, the most common malignancy, underlying millions of deaths each year. Health officials, attorneys, and activists have spent decades targeting its industrial cultivators in an effort to limit its
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Image: ATV docking ring The docking ring used by ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo spacecraft for five missions to the International Space Station is displayed in the laboratory corridor of ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands.
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Unprecedented Alzheimer’s drug slows disease by 80 per cent A drug that targets tau tangles in the brain has produced strong results in a large clinical trial, slowing the progression of the disease in hundreds of people
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Want to avoid malaria? Just wear a chicken. Are you worried about getting malaria? Well, according to this study, you might be able to avoid it by carrying a chicken everywhere you go. Here, scientists report that Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes — the species that carries malaria — do not bite chickens, and are actually repelled by their odor. In fact, when the researchers set up traps, many fewer mosquitos were captured in traps next to
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Redefining the kilogram at NPL Researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are working with scientists across the globe to redefine the SI unit of mass, the kilogram, as part of a major revision of the SI base units. NPL has recently published a short document describing the redefinition, including details of the two key experiments being developed internationally and outlining the impact the redefinition has for en
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Getting light in shape with metamaterials Converting light from one wavelength (or “color”) to a shorter wavelength, a process needed for efficient communication and advanced manufacturing, is typically inefficient. To tackle that inefficiency, a team built a specialized, layered structure with tiny metallic cavities that improves the light conversion efficiency by orders of magnitude. The cavities can also alter other character
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UF/IFAS Researcher Wins Global Award for Space Life Sciences Robert Ferl, who researches how plants can grow in space, won the award. Specifically, Ferl was cited for conducting cutting-edge space biology research and for mentoring others in spaceflight research, pushing the boundaries of where biology can travel.
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A World Without Language Barriers: The Pilot Translation Device Makes Communication Easier than Ever Has the language barrier ever prevented you from traveling to foreign countries? International travel would be so much easier if you didn’t have to tote that vocabulary book around, or pull up various apps on your phone that halt the flow of conversation. Well, it’s time to start planning that Europe or Asian vacation you’ve always dreamed of because now you can discreetly wear an earpiece that t
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Researchers create new 3-D imagery and documentation of Native American artifacts Idaho State University researchers are working with Grand Teton National Park and various tribes to better document about 50 Native American artifacts from the park’s David T. Vernon Collection and create digital 3-D visualizations of them.
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A Night of Stars at the DNC, Clinton Becomes Official, No THC in Colorado Water: A.M. LinksHillary Clinton was made official as the Democratic presidential candidate Tuesday. Delegates supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders made a mass exodus from the convention hall in protest. Future first gentleman Bill Clinton spoke at the Democratic Convention last night. “If you win elections on the theory that government is always bad and will mess up a two-car parade…” he said, “a real
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Alert for Oxide Users from ReRAM/RRAM Camp A new investigation of ReRAMs/RRAMs demonstrates that the electric field-driven movement of oxygen ions causes disruptive changes in the structure of oxides on a much larger scale than ever previously imagined.
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Save 54% On An Air Hammock [Deals] It’s like a cross between a hammock, pool float and a bean bag chair. The Air Hammock is on sale in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for $49 (54% off) with free shipping! Pack & go w/ ease thanks to the super compact design Fill the Air Hammock w/ outside air in just seconds Sit with a friend: it’s big enough for two people Float around your pool comfortably & work on that tan Lay out on the
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Cthulhupool Is Utterly Menacing Adorbz What do you get when you cross Deadpool with Cthulu? Cthulhupool? Deadpoothulhu? Whatever you call him, this one of the cutest amigurumi ever. This marvelous mashup was made by Etsy seller Kutuleras . Grab it before it’s gone! Deadpool Cthulhu : $31.64 (via Geek Alerts )
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An All-Seeing Eye In The Sky Will Watch Over The Rio Olympics The Olympic Games will be the first use of Logos Technologies’ city-wide persistent surveillance system at a sporting event. When the Olympic Games begin next month in Rio de Janeiro, billions of people are expected to watch athletes from countries around the world compete. Read Full Story
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Attorneys General Refuse to Comply with Climate Subpoena The battle grows over whether Exxon misled the public about climate change — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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HIV-positive man hired to have sex with children in ‘cleansing’ ritual arrested in Malawi Police have arrested and charged for defilement a Malawian man who claims to have HIV and says he is hired by families to have sex with young women, some of them children, for ritual ‘sexual cleansing’. Read Full Article at RT.com
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8 Projects that Exemplify Moscow’s Urban Movement Zaryadye Park / Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image Courtesy of Zaryadye Park When it comes to urbanism these days, people’s attention is increasingly turning to Moscow . The city clearly intends to become one of the world’s leading megacities in the near future and is employing all necessary means to achieve its goal, with the city government showing itself to be very willing to invest in important
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Sticotti Bookshelf and Coat Rack Alenjandro Sticotti is an award-winning architect and designer from Argentina that’s been responsibly producing high quality solid wood furniture through the Sticotti Workshop for quite some time. The latest projects are a modular bookshelf and a coat rack that are both created with the same storied materials and production processes that Sticotti is known for, […]
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Four Seasons Restaurant Auction Fetches Huge Bids, High Prices Marathon auction at the Midtown Modernist mecca far exceeds estimates; sign goes for $96,000 The iconic tableware and furniture that made the Four Seasons such a design and dining icon have sadly found new, and very likely less glamorous, homes. During a marathon 12-hour sale overseen by Wright Auctions yesterday at the restaurant’s original midtown home, hundreds of lots were auctioned off to bu
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East Texas judge backs off restrictive “abstract” patent motion rules US District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas hears more patent cases than any other federal judge. Last year, he installed a set of controversial rules for those cases, leading to rare public criticism . Changes to Gilstrap’s order (Word file), dated last week, suggest some of those rules have been withdrawn. Section 101 of the US patent laws is what the Supreme Court has de
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Hot flash: Women who start menstruation and menopause later more likely to live to 90 The number of women living to age 90 in the United States has increased significantly in the past century. Currently estimated at 1.3 million, this demographic is expected to quadruple by 2050. A new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that women who start menstruation and experience menopause later in life may have increased chances of surviving ni
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Add Subtle, Sexy Flavor to Food and Beverages With Blossom Waters Unless you’re a huge fan of Turkish Delight or the Ramos Gin Fizz , you probably haven’t had a ton of experience with rose or orange blossom waters. They’re great in those two applications, but these floral elixirs can be used to confections, fresh fruit, and cocktails. The first thing you should know about blossom waters is that a little goes a long way. Too much of either orange blossom or rose
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Unique Collaboration to Accelerate 2D Materials Research and Graphene CommercializationThomas Swan & Co. Ltd. and the National Graphene Institute (NGI) have announced a unique collaboration at the EuroScience Open Forum in Manchester to produce new commercial options for graphene…
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Universal genetic code may not be so universal New research is casting doubt on a commonly held belief about how cells use DNA to make proteins, suggesting the genetic code is more diverse than previously thought.
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Current atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations likely commit to warmings greater than 1.5C over land Current levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations already commit the planet to air temperatures over many land regions being eventually warmed by greater than 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to new research.
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Discovery of biomarkers for the prognosis of chronic kidney disease Currently, there is no effective method to predict the prognosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Researchers have now found that measuring D-amino acids, which present only trace in human, provides prognostic information of CKD. The present discovery would facilitate CKD treatment and thus improve the prognosis of CKD, and may also lead to the further discovery of novel therapy. The pote
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How to Play Pokémon Go In Landscape Mode On the iPhone If you hate that you have to play Pokémon Go in vertical mode on your iPhone, this landscape mode workaround is super easy to do. The first person to get the app running in landscape mode was a redditor that did it on accident . Since then people have been trying to recreate the glitch, and it seems like there’s now a guaranteed method. Multiple sources have tested it out, including Redmond Pie a
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NASA releases ‘Microbiomics: The Living World In and On You’ video NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) is releasing a video titled “Microbiomics: The Living World In and On You” to highlight microbial research on the International Space Station. HRP’s Twins Study uses omics to study Scott and Mark Kelly’s microbiome, which is the collection of each individual’s microbes. Omics is an evolving field integrating collections of measurements, biomolecules an
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This Pokémon Go Player Used A Bot To Reach The Highest Level In The Game Entertainment This Is 40 We just wanted to share this picture of the coveted level 40 badge from Pokémon Go, since it will be months—maybe years, come to think of it—before any of us see it. A…
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Microsoft Pix uses AI to help your iPhone take the best pictures Microsoft Pix is looking to become your new go-to camera app on iPhone. The new iOS offering from Microsoft’s mobile team employs some artificial intelligence smarts to help make sure you take the best pictures, by eliminating human error through batch captures and by enhancing image color, exposure and other variables that can make the difference between drab and dramatic for your… Read More
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Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected toothbrush tells you of the spots you missedNot all toothbrushes are created equal, that is for sure. After all, how many of us actually bother that those everyday toothbrushes that we use have some sort of electrical capability, apart from its rotating head? Philips Sonicare has certainly upped the ante by a fair number of notches with its latest Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected toothbrush. What makes this particular toothbrus
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New study reveals where MH370 debris more likely to be found A team of researchers has used the location of confirmed debris from MH370 to determine where the airliner might have crashed, and where further debris could be found.
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Treating pain without feeding addiction: Study shows promise of non-drug pain managementA new study shows the potential for patients who have both addiction issues and chronic pain to get relief from an approach that combines behavioral therapy and social support to help them manage their pain without painkillers that carry an addiction risk. The low-cost approach, grounded in psychological theories of pain, could help address the nation’s epidemic of addictions to opioid painkillers
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Rich People Get Free* Houses in Silicon Valley * – Freemium is probably a better term, but no money down nevertheless! (Image: Shutterstock) Are you a fresh-faced brogrammer with no money to spend on a house, but have a promising job at a company like Google, Twitter, or Facebook? You could be in luck. Lenders are beginning to target Silicon Valley workers with tailored loans that require almost no money up front. For example, San Francisco F
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Turkey coup attempt: Nearly 9,000 soldiers joined plot – army Turkey says 8,651 members of the nation’s armed forces – backed by 35 planes, 37 helicopters and 74 tanks – took part in the failed coup on 15 July.
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Should Third-Party Candidates Be in the Debates? We Asked Democrats. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have the highest disapproval ratings of any two major candidates in history. The #NeverTrumpers on the right and the #BernieorBust crowd on the left represent just two dissatisfied political coalitions. There are also libertarians and the plurality of Americans who identify as politically independent. With this in mind, Reason TV asked delegates at the Democratic
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Listen to Matt Welch on SiriusXM Insight Channel 121 10-12 ET From the DNC This morning from 10 a.m. ET I’ll be pulling a two-hour stint on SiriusXM Insight channel 121’s Stand Up! With Pete Domnick talking all things Democratic National Convention, along with scheduled guests Van Jones, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), The Nation ‘s John Nichols, and more.
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Japan’s skyline is full of self-replicating architecture In the Polygon Graffiti project, Toyko-based artist and filmmaker Aujik has made augmented reality graffiti twist through cities in the most surreal ways. The post Japan’s skyline is full of self-replicating architecture appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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How to Buy a USB-C Cable That Won’t Destroy Your Devices A few months ago, Amazon banned USB-C cables that did not meet the standards set forth by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), and for good reason: such cables are prone to failure, can damage connected devices, and even catch fire. Not to be mistaken for USB OTG, USB-C is the latest iteration in USB design that finally provides a one-size-fits-all plug — no more confusion between Mini-USB and Mi
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Deal: Bone Conduction Headphones Price: $77 | Buy KOAR’s lightweight Bluetooth headphones use bone conduction tech to send tiny vibrations into your head, letting you clearly hear music while also hearing your surroundings. They’re IP67 water resistant, and have a built in mic for calls. Save 48% in The Awesomer Shop . More Awesome Stuff: Deal: Bluetooth Aluminum Earbuds Deal: Munitio NINES Earphones Deal: iBeats By Dre Earphone
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Combining Ipilimumab with local treatments improved survival for patients with melanomaAmong patients with melanoma, those who received both ipilimumab (Yervoy) and local peripheral treatments such as radiotherapy or electrochemotherapy had significantly prolonged overall survival compared with those who received only ipilimumab, according to a retrospective clinical study.
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EEG scans could help diagnose awareness in patients with a disorder of consciousness New research suggests that an electroencephalogram could be a strong indicator of the level of awareness of patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain injury.
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Saharan dust: Reliable forecasts for photovoltaic output A hazy sky and dirty cars are well-known consequences of Saharan dust carried to Europe by air currents. As part of the “PerduS” project, researchers are currently examining how dust – as haze in the atmosphere and deposited on solar panels – affects the output of photovoltaic systems. The aim is to provide a more reliable forecast for the output of photovoltaic systems through a better prediction
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Density raises $4 million to track crowds at the DMV, theme parks and corporate campusesThe Department of Motor Vehicles is one of the most notorious ways to waste your life away. Density could help ease this pain. Today, Density is launching its people-counting sensor for measuring how many people are inside a space at any given time. The company is also announcing a $4 million Series A round led by Upfront Ventures Managing Partner Mark Suster with participation from Ludlow… Read
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Pokémon Go Retro Pinup Team Propaganda Posters These awesome Pokémon Go propaganda posters are the work of Savannah Alexandra . Prints are even available in her Redbubble store . Take a closer look at the series below. (via GeekXGirls )
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Firework Shapes – smiley faces, hearts and stars – Oh My! Firework Shapes – smiley faces, hearts and stars – Oh My! Fireworks are so advanced they turn into shapes like hearts, stars and even smiley faces. But have you ever wondered how they do that? Firework Shapes – smiley faces, hearts and stars – Oh My! Video of Firework Shapes – smiley faces, hearts and stars – Oh My! Culture Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – 09:30 Karin Heineman, ISTV Executive Producer
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Eliminating Clogged Inkjet Printers by Mimicking Tearful Eyes Eliminating Clogged Inkjet Printers by Mimicking Tearful Eyes Electric “blinks” keep printer nozzles working. inkcartridges_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Wikimedia Commons Technology Wednesday, September 12, 2012 – 18:45 Joel Shurkin, Contributor (Inside Science) — It isn’t often that you can learn to build a better inkjet printer by studying eyeballs, but researchers have done just th
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Devin Powell Contributor Author articles Culture 3D Printers Turn Mush Into Meals Major companies from Hershey to Barilla are exploring the technology. Devin Powell, Contributor Creature Sports Fishing Opens Evolutionary Can Of Worms A study of lakes in Connecticut reveals that recreational angling pushes largemouth bass to evolve. Devin Powell, Contributor Technology New Video-Analysis Software Sees Heartbea
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Artificial Intelligence – Friend or Foe? PART 2 Artificial Intelligence – Friend or Foe? PART 2 Artificial intelligence is coming – so how’s it going to change our reality? Artificial Intelligence – Friend or Foe? PART 2 Video of Artificial Intelligence – Friend or Foe? PART 2 Technology Wednesday, July 13, 2016 – 12:15 Alistair Jennings, Contributor Get Inside the Science AliHeartScience Filed under Technology Computers Artificial intelligenc
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Mars’ Atmosphere Blew Away Billions Of Years Ago Mars’ Atmosphere Blew Away Billions Of Years Ago New observations point to processes driving away the atmosphere, rendering the planet’s surface inhospitable to life. marsatmos_topNteaser.jpg Space Friday, July 1, 2016 – 10:45 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Ramin Skibba, Contributor (Inside Science) — Mars was once a habitable world like its larger neighbor Earth, with liquid water on the surf
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Removing Coal Tar With Tiny Plastic Foam Orbs Removing Coal Tar With Tiny Plastic Foam Orbs Scientists develop a new “green” method for cleaning up a decades-long environmental mess. styro.jpg Image credits: AR Pictures/shutterstock Rights information: http://tinyurl.com/z7j9nng Earth Thursday, July 14, 2016 – 15:45 Marcus Woo, Contributor (Inside Science) — Plastic foam isn’t exactly good for the environment. A plastic foam cup,
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Physicists Surprised To Discover Knots That Can Escape Complex Tangles Physicists Surprised To Discover Knots That Can Escape Complex Tangles If scientists can tease out the knots’ secrets, the research could help lead to treatments for heart attacks. tangles_topNteaser_high.jpg Image credits: Flegere via Shutterstock Physics Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – 10:00 Charles Q. Choi, Contributor (Inside Science) — A common nuisance of modern life is tangled earbud cords. Now,
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What Ancient Rock Art Reveals About A Wetter Arabia Earth Scientists use animal images to study the region’s environmental history. 07/07/2016 Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer news/what-ancient-rock-art-reveals-about-wetter-arabia
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Turkey issues warrants for further 47 journalists as 15K detained over failed coup Turkish authorities ordered the detention of 47 journalists from a formerly oppositional newspaper amid a widening crackdown on supporters of cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for a failed coup attempt earlier this month. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Synthetic Weed Gets FDA Approval, This Time in Liquid Form Marijuana buds and pills. Photo: SageElyse/Shutterstock The US government’s cool with weed now—as long as it’s fake. Early this month the Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever liquid formulation of dronabinol, which is synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. Sold under the brand name Syndros, this new drug is classified under the Controll
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The Manual Wind: The Piaget Polo S How can a watch look bad when it strongly resembles a steadfast classic. Introducing the Patek-like Piaget Polo S. The post The Manual Wind: The Piaget Polo S appeared first on The Manual .
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New catalyst for hydrogen production With the aid of platinum catalysts, it is possible to efficiently produce hydrogen. However, this metal is rare and expensive. Researchers have discovered an alternative that is just as good, …
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Cooking oil, graphene among CO2 capture prize entry ideas Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both could be made from carbon dioxide emitted by coal- and gas-fired power plants.
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Telegram app vuln recorded anything macOS users pasted—even in secret (credit: amalthya ) A bug in the Telegram Messager app logged anything its users pasted into their chats in its syslog on macOS, even if they had opted for the end-to-end encrypted “secret” mode. The vulnerability was spotted earlier this month by Russian infosec operative Kirill Firsov, who directly and publicly challenged Telegram’s flamboyant founder and chief Pavel Durov about the a
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Today’s Best Deals: Bias Lighting, Lenovo Notebooks, Waterproof Speakers Lenovo Flex notebooks , $4 selfie sticks, and discounted Southwest Airlines gift cards lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Read more…
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In climate change fight, record high temperatures for 2016 surprise scientists There’s some discouraging news concerning the fight against climate change today, as scientists with the World Meteorological Organization’s climate research arm are saying that the record high temperatures we’ve seen so far this year are coming as something of a surprise to them. Though they predicted to see increasing temperatures this year, it would appear that the highs we’ve been … Continue
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Jaguar will fight Tesla with an electric sedan and SUV before 2020 England-based Jaguar is making huge investments in battery-powered drivetrains in order to beat its rivals to the lucrative premium electric car segment. The company’s plans haven’t been made public yet, but a recent report reveals it’s busily developing at least two electric models that are set to debut before the end of the decade. Jaguar’s first-ever all-electric model will take the form of a
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High chance that current atmospheric GHGs commit to warmings greater than 1.5C over landCurrent levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations already commit the planet to air temperatures over many land regions being eventually warmed by greater than 1.5°C, according to new research published today (27 July 2016) in the journal Scientific Reports . read more
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Here’s the Best Way to Erase a Hard Drive The Department of Defense standards are for chumps. With the Molten Copper Overwrite™ even an incomplete destruction of the hard disk will result in an unusable metal puck with no clear way to access the scorched ones and zeros within. Best of all it works on HDDs, SSDs, CDs, magnetic tape, people , and portable drives—and it’s cross-platform. Try and read my One Piece slashfic now, NSA!
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Make a List of Your Personal “Big Wins” to Stay Motivated Staying motivated isn’t easy, but it helps to remember your accomplishments—especially the big ones—long after you’ve completed them. Keep a list of those “big wins” in view to stay focused and help you drive to the next one you can add to your list. Rochelle Breen , writing at The Financial Diet, gives an example of how you can turn interests into specific wins you want to accomplish. I have stu
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Apple services are growing, hardware slowing Apple posted quarterly results , and received a standing ovation: the stock rose 7% at the opening this morning. What’s intriguing is that the numbers show lower sales of iPhone (down 15% compared to last year), Mac (down 10.5%), and iPad (down 8.3%). But Apple has pulled off some hand jive, and drawn attention to what may be the future of its growth engine: services. In the release, Luca Maestri
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China Likely to Narrow Chip Gap, IC Insights Says China, which in dollar terms imports more semiconductors than oil, is likely to narrow its chip trade deficit by the end of this decade, according to market research firm IC Insights.
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A smarter storage solution: Zoolz Cloud Backup 1TB Lifetime Subscription (98% off) We all have data that’s important, and we need a simple, seamless way to keep it secure. That’s where Zoolz Cloud Backup comes in, delivering top-quality backup and security for all your files. For a limited time, you can pick up a Zoolz Cloud Backup: 1TB Lifetime Subscription for an impressive 98 percent off from TNW Deals. With Zoolz, you’ll never have to worry about hardware failure or file lo
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Researchers Create Unique Hybrid Nanomaterials to Transform Dirty Water into DrinkableGraphene oxide is called a true wonder material. When added into nanocellulose foam, the lab-developed substance is light, flexible and strong, conducting heat and electricity efficiently and rapidly….
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Study uncovers novel genetic alterations contributing to development of leukemia Novel genetic alterations contributing to development of leukemia have been discovered by a team of scientists. The findings from the international study involving about 220 newly diagnosed and relapse patient samples pave the way for development of new therapies, they say.
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Cuttable display sheets developed New display sheets that can be cut into any shape with scissors have been developed by researchers. As you can cut this display into any shape you like, and attach it on the surfaces of things that has complex shapes such as clothing and buildings, the display is expected to meet diverse display needs, which cannot be achieved by conventional display technologies, say the developers.
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Rio 2016: Vladimir Putin says Olympics ‘less of a spectacle’ without Russians Russian President Vladimir Putin says medals won at Rio 2016 will be devalued by the banning of Russian competitors.
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UMC Sees Jump in 28nm Demand United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), Taiwan’s second largest foundry, said it’s seeing stronger demand for 28nm products, driven by customers in the smartphone business.
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New approach for environmental test on livestock drugs Drugs for livestock can harm beneficial organisms that break down dung. Therefore newly developed medical substances need to be tested on single species in the lab. An international research group has been scrutinizing the reliability of such laboratory tests, evaluating the implementation of a field test based on the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin at four climatically different locations. The sci
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This Bill Gates-backed fund wants to ‘disrupt’ vaccine delivery in poor countries At the very top of a tall glass building, in a room overlooking Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, a group of entrepreneurs are working on new ways to get vaccines to the people who need them most. They’ve come here from all over the world, and they’ve all launched pilot projects in poor countries — everything from wearable health monitors and online mapping tools to vaccine refrigerators that plug into
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Tesla, Mobileye part ways following fatal Autopilot accident Tesla is parting ways with Mobileye, the startup that supplies the electric automaker with chips that enable its fleet of vehicles to drive autonomously. Mobileye CTO Ammon Sashua broke the news during the company’s second quarter earnings call on Tuesday.
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Crowdfunded Furniture Campaign Livestreams Workshop Crafting Your Bookshelf Take transparency one step further and watch Argentine craftsman assemble your new furniture. Argentine architect Alejandro Sticotti is live streaming his Buenos Aires workshop as artisans craft the furniture pieces for his ongoing Kickstarter campaign . Both the Sticotti-designed bookshelf and the coat rack are made out of sustainably grown South American wood, expertly shaped and sanded by Stic
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After-hours email expectations negatively impact employee well-being Earlier this year, France passed a labor reform law that banned checking emails on weekends. New research—to be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management—suggests other countries might do well to follow suit, for the sake of employee health and productivity.
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Researchers say trees could help strengthen auto parts Trees that are removed during forest restoration projects could find their way into car bumpers and fenders as part of a study led by Srikanth Pilla of Clemson University.
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FDA Formally Reconsidering Blood Donation Policy for Gay Men The move comes after the agency overturned a 30-year-old ban on donations from men who have sex with men — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Shipt raises $20 million to challenge Instacart and plants a flag for Alabama’s startup ecosystem Nestled in a valley between the two tailing ends of the Appalachian foothills, the southern city of Birmingham, Ala. seems an unlikely base of operations for a rival to San Francisco’s multi-billion dollar food delivery behemoth Instacart. But the two-year-old startup Shipt is doing exactly that, tackling not only its far better funded San Francisco-based rival, but the twin juggernauts… Read Mor
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Remaining charges dropped against police officers in Freddie Gray case Prosecutors dropped all charges against the three remaining Baltimore Police Officers that were indicted over the death of Freddie Gray. Read Full Article at RT.com
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British-Iraqi man accused of smuggling hundreds of migrants into Britain A British-Iraqi man is accused of leading a human trafficking network that has smuggled hundreds of migrants into the UK since 2014. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Clinton Cash: New at Reason How do the Clintons get away thriving despite their remarkable record of sleaziness? John Stossel writes: The just released documentary Clinton Cash , based on a book by Peter Schweizer, explains how they make big money by selling access to themselves. On my TV show, Schweizer said the Clintons use “speaking fees” to get around bribery laws. “If somebody gave a politician or family
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How to Get Extra Space on Any USB Drive Most of your digital files are probably stored up in the cloud these days, but the humble USB stick still comes in handy every now and then. It’s a simple way of getting data from one computer to another or just keeping a backup of important files. If you’re struggling to cram all your files onto one USB drive, here’s a quick trick that can free up several gigabytes of extra room. It involves usi
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Virtual 3D Oil Painting Perfectly Simulates How the Brush, Paint, and Canvas Interact Nvidia and Adobe teamed up to develop a 3D-painting app that is sure to become an essential tool for modern day art forgers. The software accurately simulates the 3D texture of oil paints , and how the bristles of a brush work to smear it across a canvas. If you’ve ever examined an oil painting up close, it doesn’t look like a flat 2D image that comes out of a color printer. The paint has depth a
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US election: Obama tells Democrats to be scared of Trump Democrats should be “running scared” at the challenge posed by Donald Trump, President Obama says.
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Reducing carbon emissions using waste marble powder The ongoing fraud investigation into the nearly $7 billion Mississippi clean coal plant has sparked debate on whether carbon capture is a viable technology. But to lesser fanfare, other industrial efforts to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere are moving forward successfully. Now scientists report in ACS’ journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research a new approach to accomplishing
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Imagine a future without waiting in line – CNET A startup called Density has built a people-counting sensor it says could be used to tell you how packed the gym is or which emergency room can see you the fastest.
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Save a Few Bucks On Your Next Flight With This Discounted Southwest Gift Card Southwest had a pretty epic meltdown last week, but if that won’t scare you away from flying with them in the future, this discounted gift card is basically free money. Read more…
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For $4, You May As Well Cave and Buy a Selfie Stick Aukey’s clearing out Bluetooth selfie sticks for just $4 right now, which is as cheap as we’ve ever seen. Just please, use them responsibly. Read more…
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Gradient Puzzles Are you a problem solver? Jigsaw enthusiasts each have their own method of tackling a tricky puzzle, some start with the edges while others work sections of the image at a time. But these Gradient Puzzles will test even the most methodical puzzler. Available in black-white, blue-green and red-yellow gradients and the price of $20 per puzzle. A great test for any skilled puzzler!
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Kalipak Portable Solar Generator Kalipak is a revolutionary portable solar generator that may be an important device when you?re outdoors and need to get some electrical power. This lightweight, portable generator gets its energy directly from the sun, using a 20W folding solar panel, the battery can also be charged directly from the power outlet. It also features 4xUSB ports and 2x12V DC outlets, this enables you to charge diff
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Preliminary price tag on SpaceX’s Red Dragon mission: $300 million In this conceptual image, eight SuperDraco thrusters fire as a Dragon spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere at supersonic speeds. (credit: SpaceX) In April, when SpaceX announced an ambitious mission to land an uncrewed Dragon spacecraft on Mars by 2018, one of the biggest questions was how much the private rocket company would spend on this venture. Now we have a ballpark estimate: $300 milli
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Laboratory Scientists – Win Flights to a Destination of Your Choice SelectScience(r) is offering laboratory scientists the chance to enjoy an adventure of a lifetime. Simply leave a product review today to be entered into a competition to win flights to a destination of your choice*.
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Fix Britain’s Internet: ISPs campaign to tear BT and Openreach apart After reviewing the tangled relationship between BT and its broadband infrastructure subsidiary Openreach for more than a year, Ofcom yesterday put forward its plan to create a greater distinction between the two businesses. Under the proposals, Openreach would become “a legally separate company,” whilst remaining under the BT Group umbrella; a move Ofcom says is the most cost-effective
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Flow through NYC with this Prisma-style video, created by a neural network Last week, filmmakers wowed the Internet with their hand-built time-lapse video that used Prisma to make it look like an animation rather than a series of photographs. Turns out, you don’t need to spend hours working with single photos, one at a time inside Prisma to achieve this effect — though you will need a powerful computer. Danil Krivoruchko , a digital artist, ran an iPhone video through a
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Vansky’s Eyestrain-Mitigating Bias Lights Are Back On Sale For Under $20 Vansky White Bias Light , $14 with code L42XO3AB | Vansky RGB Bias Light , $17 with code L42XO3AB For a few years now, Antec’s USB-powered HDTV bias light has been one of our most reliably popular deals whenever it went on sale. The problem: It only got a significant discount once every few months. Luckily, a copycat has emerged to fill in the gap . http://bestsellers.kinja.com/bestsellers-an… Ju
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How White, Pink, and Brown Noise Help You Sleep and Focus You might find it hard to focus when it’s too quiet. As this video from SciShow explains, that’s because when it’s quiet, a single sound is accentuated, diverting your attention. White noise can help with that, and there are other colors of noises, too, depending on the frequency. As the video explains, white noise has a higher frequency and we perceive it to sound louder than it really is. Pink
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Park Systems, World Leading Manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopes Receives Frost & Sullivan 2016 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award Frost & Sullivan announced today that Park Systems, the leading manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopes is the recipient of its2016 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award. Each year,…
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A bigger draw? The next Apple Pencil might work with your Mac A future version of the Apple Pencil could be usable not just with the iPad, but also possibly with Mac computers, at least according to a new patent which has just been approved. The patent, spotted by that font of all patent knowledge, Patently Apple , shows off a new possible design for the stylus whereby it can work with the Magic Trackpad and an iMac (and potentially, the trackpad on a MacBo
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One of Samsung’s best TV features is now rolling out to more sets If you’re an owner of any of Samsung’s 2016 SUHD quantum dot TVs then from today you’ll be able to download a firmware update to enable the company’s HDR+ upscaling technology on your model. The technology performs a similar function to a 4K upscaler which turns HD content into 4K. In the case of HDR+, the technology takes video displayed with a standard dynamic range (or SDR) and broadens its ra
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Microsoft has finally buried the Surface Pro 3’s battery problem We’ve been hearing so much about issues with Microsoft’s newest Surface devices , that it’s easy to forget previous generations of the hardware still have problems – and indeed Surface Pro 3 owners who’ve had battery difficulties will be pleased to hear that Redmond is coming up with some answers on this long-standing bugbear. Some Surface Pro 3s have been reporting a much lower battery capacity
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3 tips for app developers during the net neutrality debate SPONSORED: This sponsored post is produced by Neumob. After six months of deliberation, a U.S. federal court ruled in June that high-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, representing a major landmark in a debate that has raged for over a decade about freedom and regulation of the internet. However, the corporations that benefit from favoring private networks — like Comcast and AT&a
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Review: The Case Remote Air can teach old cameras new wireless tricks The Case Remote Air is a compact wireless camera controller which can be used to give a range of Nikon and Canon DSLRs Wi-Fi skills, such as the ability to wirelessly transfer images or be remotely controlled from a smartphone. The device is currently on Indiegogo, but we recently had the chance to play with one and put it through its paces. .. Continue Reading Review: The Case Remote Air can tea
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Sony reveals new Z series of TVs Do you think that it is time for your living room to obtain a new TV for your home entertainment purposes? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you might want to check out Sony Electronics’ latest release in the form of the Z series. The Sony Z series is touted to be the next generation in television display technology, where it boasts of the ability to reproduce the deeper blacks, brigh
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Western Digital Claims First 64-layer 3D NAND Memory Disk drive vendor Western Digital Corp. has claimed that it — with Toshiba Corp. — has developed the world’s first 64-layer 3D NAND memory and that it is in pilot production at joint-venture production facilities at Yokkaichi, Japan.
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HERE WeGo maps app aims for “effortless city navigation” This week the folks at HERE Maps have changed the name of their most prominent app, HERE Maps, into HERE WeGo. This new app is centered on “working out the best way to get to where [people] want to go.” This is for people who want to navigate their own city as much as it is for people that are … Continue reading
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Mens Outift Ideas #12 If it’s Sunday and you don’t feel like doing much, but want to feel still put together, then this outfit was made just for you. It features the NN07 Pima Cotton-Jersey and the Prayers Montague-Gray Heather Sweatpant. Add additional accessories to complete the look. 1. T-Shirt: NNO7 Pima Cotton-Jersey ($65) 2. Joggers: Grayers Montague Gray Read More
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Gene therapy developed for muscle wasting A discovery could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting disease.
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Astronomers uncover hidden stellar birthplace Astronomers have uncovered a hidden stellar birthplace in a nearby spiral galaxy, using a telescope in Chile. The results show that the speed of star formation in the center of the galaxy – and other galaxies like it – may be much higher than previously thought.
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Revolutionary web browser lets you lead a smarter life when you get a HAT RUMPEL, a ground-breaking hyperdata web browser that makes it simpler for people to access and use online data about themselves, is being rolled out to the public this month.
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MacBook Air With USB-C Again Rumored, Launch Timeframe Unclear Last month, Japanese blog Mac Otakara reported that Apple plans to announce new MacBook Air models featuring USB-C ports based on the Thunderbolt 3 protocol by the end of June, and begin shipping the notebooks to retailers in August. It is now seven weeks later, however, and the rumor has yet to materialize. But if a new report from Taiwanese website DigiTimes is to believed, Apple still has plans
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Welsh teen held captive, beaten & starved in Saudi Arabia, court told A Welsh teenager was kept prisoner in a cage, beaten and starved by her father, who disagreed with her “un-Islamic lifestyle,” a court has been told. The girl is reportedly still being kept against her will. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK economy sped up in the Brexit vote run-up Britain’s economy grew faster than expected in the three months through June – by 0.6 percent – helped by the biggest upturn in industrial production since 1999, according to the Office for National Statistics. Read Full Article at RT.com
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At least 44 dead in ISIS-claimed double bomb attack in Qamishli, Syria (VIDEOS) At least 44 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a twin blast attack that rocked the city of Qamishli on the Syrian-Turkish border, state TV reported. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK licensed £3.3bn in arms to Saudi in first 12 months of Yemen bombing – NGO Britain licensed billions in arms sales to its theocratic ally Saudi Arabia in the first year of the war in Yemen despite concerns over civilian deaths, according to Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT). Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bavarian police confirm incident, ‘not explosion’ near migrant center German police have denied reports of an explosion near a migrant center in northern Bavaria. They said that smoke came from a suitcase filled with aerosols, but there was no blast and no one was injured. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Why Montreal Households Are the Greenest in Canada (And Edmonton Is Failing) I lived in Montreal for a few years, and the winters there are truly frigid—clawing, face-bitingly cold. So you’d think that Montrealers would be using a whole lot of energy to heat their homes, in order to make the winters somewhat bearable. But it turns out that households in that city are actually the greenest and most sustainable in the country, according to a new paper . Montrealers are even
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This Is How the World’s Poor Are Pioneering the Future of Energy What if it took you four hours a day to cook all your meals because, in addition to cooking, you also had to search for firewood? What if you could only work and study during the day because you had no light at night? What if when you went to the emergency room after injuring yourself, you were turned away because there was no electricity? We live in a world where 1.3 billion people still… read
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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. Buy Now The post SP
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Monitoring cell fates Scientists have been studying the factors influencing the development of different blood cells. Their research shows that certain molecular mechanisms are not as relevant as previously assumed. This finding helps to improve our understanding of diseases such as leukemia and anemia.
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New catalyst for hydrogen production The mineral pentlandite is a potential new catalyst for hydrogen production. It works just as efficient as the platinum electrodes commonly used today. In contrast to platinum, pentlandite is affordable and found frequently on Earth.
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Improving safety of neutron sources There is a growing interest in the scientific community in a type of high-power neutron source that is created via a process referred to as spallation. The issue here is that scientists do not always understand the mechanism of residue nuclei production. Scientists have now presented findings which contribute to improving the risk assessment of future high-power spallation neutron beam facilities.
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The eyes are the window into the brain Insight into how neurons in the cerebellum respond to rapid eye movements may provide clues for modern medical technology.
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Crucial adds three new capacities to affordable MX300 SSD line Last month, Crucial debuted the MX300 solid state drive line with a 750 GB model, offering impressive capacity and performance for the price thanks to 3D NAND chips jointly produced by Intel and Micron.
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Take Your Pick of Two Super-Affordable Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speakers For a limited time, Aukey’s offering deals on a pair of water-resistant Bluetooth speakers that you can take to the beach, or even into the shower. Read more…
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Power All of Your Gadgets–Including Those With USB-C–With This $15 Charging Hub USB-C is slowly taking over the world, and you can manage the transition with this 6-port, 60W charger for just $15 (with code 4TYXG288). It includes four 2.4A USB ports for your older devices, plus a pair of USB-C ports for newer phones and even laptops. Read more…
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Crowds throng Kinshasa airport as opposition leader Tshisekedi returns to DRC Veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday after a two-year convalescence in Belgium, landing at Kinshasa airport to a rapturous welcome by thousands of fans.
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Nintendo’s hotly anticipated Pokémon Go Plus wearable delayed until September You gotta catch ‘em all in Pokémon Go , but right now that’s hard to do. Unless you’re looking at your phone 24/7 or willing to jump out of your running car , you might miss out on a rare Pokémon. It looks like you won’t be getting any help with that before the fall. Nintendo recently announced via Twitter that the Pokémon Go Plus wearable won’t be released until September. The wearable was origi
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Samsung Powerbot Vacuum No one likes to clean their floors. Let the Samsung Powerbot Vacuum do the job for you. Its powerful CycloneForce design gives it 70 times the suction of competing robotic… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Two neonicotinoid insecticides may have inadvertent contraceptive effects on male honey bees Male honey bees, called drones, can be affected by two neonicotinoid insecticides by reducing male honey bee lifespan and number of living sperm. Both insecticides are currently partially banned in Europe. Now researchers are calling for more thorough environmental risk assessments of these neonicotinoids.
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World first demo of labyrinth magnetic-domain-optical Q-switched laser Researchers have fabricated the first magneto-optical (MO) Q-switched laser. Unlike electro-optic (EO) and acousto-optic (AO) effects, MO effects had not previously been used in Q-switched lasers, even though they are also very well-known phenomena. The fabricated MO Q-switched laser contributes to the development of compact high-power lasers.
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Vitamin D levels predict risk of brain decline in Chinese elderly Low vitamin D levels has been associated with increased subsequent risk of cognitive decline and impairment in the Chinese elderly, a new study shows.
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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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Green Design Helps New Medical Center Beat the Heat in Arizona Healing—and keeping cool—in style As a “heat dome” covers much of the country this week, pushing temperatures from sea to shining sea into the high 90s and low 100s, architectural ways to mitigate hot weather and provide shelt