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Moscow ‘keeps in mind’ US readiness to use nukes, prepared for ‘countermeasures’
Russia has promised to take all necessary countermeasures to ensure its national security given recently-announced US plans to modernize its nuclear triad and hawkish statements on nuclear deterrence coming from Washington. Read Full Article at Full Feed
Pension Mess Can’t Go On; That’s No Reason to Ignore It
President Richard Nixon’s economic adviser, the late Herbert Stein, still is knon for his dictum: “If something cannot go on forever, it won’t.” It should be the rallying cry for California’s pension reformers. The numbers don’t lie, they say. Services are being cut to pay for oversized pensions, they…
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Kansas police officer dodges charges after fatally shooting mentally ill man
A Kansas police officer, who shot and killed a mentally ill man he pulled over for an expired license plate in August, committed no crime, it was ruled. Read Full Article at
BotBeat: This week’s top bot stories
VentureBeat’s Bots Channel tracks the most important news and analysis from the exploding fields of bots and messaging. Each week, we select the top stories and present them in in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat. We include news stories by VentureBeat staff, guest articles from leading figures in…
7 things you didn’t know about ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Jurassic World’
Jurassic Park and Jurassic World brought some of our favorite monsters from extinction into theaters everywhere. Now our CineFix series, Things You Didn’t Know, has dug up a whole nest of facts about the old and new Jurassic films. Prepare to impress all your movie-loving and dino-loving friends at…
BBC News – World
US invests $50m in Niger drone base for counterterrorism
The US announces plans to build a military air base in Niger that will be capable of deploying drones, as part of anti-Islamist efforts.
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Home & Office : Star Wars K-2SO Droid Magnet
This little magnet won’t take down the Empire but it might help you hold down your own personal fort. K-2SO, presumably after reprogramming, will help you geek out whatever surface you put him on. This little magnet won’t take down the Empire but it might help you hold down your own personal fort. K-2SO,…
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Beijing warns outsider Japan against ‘playing with fire & messing in South China Sea’
China has warned Tokyo against “playing with fire” and joining US-led naval “patrols” and “exercises” in the disputed South China Sea, telling Japan, which is “outside the region”, that it should stop meddling in affairs that are none of its concern. Read Full Article at
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Star Wars Captain Phasma Jacket – Exclusive
On my command. Made from shiny silver satin-weave with black fabric accents interspersed, this asymmetrical zip jacket’s most outstanding feature is a cape that drapes across the left shoulder (and can be pulled up as a hood in a pinch). $49.99
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Home & Office : R2-D2 14 Liter Fridge
That R2 unit is in prime condition – a real bargain. R2 is always there for us in our time of greatest need – even when that need is making sure our food and beverages stay nice and cool (or warm). $149.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Home & Office : Star Wars Engraved Wood Coasters
Don’t be sorry about the mess – don’t make it in the first place! This set of six Star Wars Engraved Wood Coasters features characters from the original trilogy: C-3PO & R2-D2, Chewbacca, Yoda, Obi Wan, Han Solo, and Leia. $24.99
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Home & Office : BB-8 Motion Lamp
Let BB-8 light up your life. Let’s be honest, this is probably as close as we’ll get to BB-8 giving us a thumbs up using his lighter for a while. We’ll happily settle for lighting up our room instead. $29.99
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Home & Office : Star Wars Millennium Falcon Lightspeed Heat Change Mug
Got it where it counts. When cold, this mug displays the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon as if you’re perched behind Han and Chewie. But a lightspeed starfield streaks appear when the mug is filled with warm liquid! $14.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Star Wars Han Solo Jacket – Exclusive
“Scruffy-lookin'” is a compliment. This Han Solo Track Jacket features the look of our favorite nerfherder’s iconic vest, but it’s actually a full-zip jacket. The sleeves and collar mimic Han’s shirt, and the four pockets on the front are fully-functional. $49.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Home & Office : Star Wars Death Star Heat Change Mug
As if millions of voices suddenly cried out for coffee and were suddenly silenced. When cold, this Star Wars Death Star Heat Change Mug shows everybody’s favorite that’s-no-moon. But once you fill it with warm liquid, you will witness the firepower of a fully-armed and operational Death Star mug – as…
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Apple building $45 million research center in Beijing to develop new hardware
Apple is building a $45 million research facility in Beijing, the Wall Street Journal reports, focusing on the creation of new hardware. The company’s first Chinese research center will employ 500 people and will develop computer hardware, communications, audio, and visual equipment, the Zhongguancun…
Thomas Feichtner designs set of minimal vessels dipped in gold
Vienna Design Week 2016: Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner has collaborated with silverware manufacturer Jarosinski & Vaugoin to create a set of minimal tableware featuring uneven washes of gold (+ slideshow). (more…)
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: September 30, 2016
How to save on a Cleveland golf wedge, a LifeTrak heart-tracking smartwatch and a Levi’s Vintage shirt. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: September 30, 2016
A waterproof suede boot, a portable hi-fi amplifier, an Aston Martin super yacht and much more. …Read More »
RT – Daily news
A year of Russian anti-ISIS ops in Syria: 5 key milestones
Precisely a year ago Moscow joined the campaign in Syria at the request of Damascus. While killing thousands of jihadists, Russia suffered military losses, but became one of the driving forces behind attempts at the national reconciliation process. Read Full Article at
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When you can’t decide between pizza and a pasta dish, go…
When you can’t decide between pizza and a pasta dish, go for the carbonara pizza. 📷: @foxeslovelemons /📍: @bigalorawoodfired #forkyeah
China planning massive innovation for state-operated companies
China’s Communist Party has launched one of the most ambitious private equity funds, focused on restructuring and reforming the party’s State-owned enterprises (SOE). The party is looking to spend 350 billion yuan ($52.5 billion) on the reform project, which will be used to pay for mergers, acquisitions,…
Jetson Green
Tallest Wooden Tower in the World is Almost Complete
Say what you will about wooden construction, it is sustainable. So it’s great that even large structures are now being built out of wood. One awesome example of this type of architecture is Brock Commons, a University of British Columbia student housing tower. It will rise to an impressive 174 ft (53…
Indy driver gains first autonomous vehicle license in U.S.
Sam Schmidt, who made headlines by breaking speed records in a semi-autonomous modified Corvette Z06 during the Indianapolis 500 earlier this year, is about to receive the first autonomous vehicle restricted driver’s license to be issued in the United States. Schmidt, prior to an accident in 2000 that…
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Melinda Gates’ initiative is about getting more women into tech
Melinda Gates has been supporting the global fight against malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS with her husband since 2000. And she’ll continue to do so, but now she’s also building her own office and dedicating resources to tackle gender inequality in the tech industry. In an interview with Backchannel,…
Next Big Future
AETP program should boost F-35 and B-21 bomber engines by 10-20% thrust and 25% fuel efficiency in mid-2020s
Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, who heads the F35 joint program office, said at last week’s Air Force Association conference that the “mid-2020s” is when the power plant on the joint strike fighter could be refreshed, whether through improvements to the Pratt & Whitney F135 design currently used or through…
Next Big Future
Landing drones on a manned aircraft is the hard part of new motherships
General Atomics, which builds the iconic Predator, has rolled out its offering for DARPA’s Gremlins program, blandly called the Small Unmanned Air Vehicle (SUAS). The goal: Build drones — and equally critical, a launch and recovery system — that can take off from a manned aircraft, conduct a mission…
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US orders government personnel’s families to leave DR Congo
The United States on Thursday ordered families of government personnel stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo to leave amid fears about escalating violence, the State Department said.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
d6thd design studio realizes the shyam farm forest resort in india
the project is driven by an ecologically sensitive notion of experiencing the wild, and embracing it as is. The post d6thd design studio realizes the shyam farm forest resort in india appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Employment Building Baza
The building tries to solve the existing urban void, while giving continuity a public relationship between the headspace of the Alcazaba and Plaza de la Cava Alta, by the provision of a side to the projected building staircase linking these levels.
Digital Trends
Watch MegaBots’ massive fighting robot get bashed up by a wrecking ball
“I think we’re pretty good at building robots, overall,” MegaBots’ Matt Oehrlein concludes as he surveys the damage to his giant robot, which happens to be lying flat on its back after just being KO’d by a forklift. The massive “Mark II” machine is the star of MegaBots’ debut online video series, which…
Digital Trends
Periscope for desktop now lets you channel hop through curated broadcasts
Periscope is making it easier to discover live news and events broadcasts on the desktop version of its platform with the launch of curated channels. The Twitter-owned live-streaming service boasts plenty of creators and can transform into a hub of activity for breaking news. Despite already featuring…
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HTC’s virtual reality app store launches today
Viveport, HTC’s app store for its Vive virtual reality headset, is going online worldwide today. Viveport opened exclusively in China this spring, and developers were able to register for a larger beta last month, but the store is now launching publicly in around 30 countries. As part of a 48-hour launch…
Logitech unveils a new HD webcam for livestreaming
Logitech wants to make livestreaming more accessible, so it is introducing the C922 Pro Stream Webcam today, along with software that makes it easy to create a high-speed, high-quality livestream broadcast for the Twitch generation. The Swiss company introduced the webcam at an event at the TwitchCon…
Automakers partner to compete against Apple and Google for autonomous car services
(Reuters) – Alarmed by the threat posed by Silicon Valley firms developing autonomous driving systems, carmakers at this week’s Paris Motor Show showed signs they are ready to hit back by cooperating in areas where they might have been expected to compete. “This is how the automotive industry may be…
Asus teams with Secretlab to create slick ROG gaming chairs – CNET
The Taiwanese electronics giant wants to power your gaming computer and support your back at the same time.
CNET giveaway: Water-resistant SanDisk portable solid-state drive – CNET
Win a sturdy all-terrain SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD designed with photographers, videographers and outdoorsy types in mind.
7 alien facts about ‘The Fifth Element’ movie
That white bandage outfit. Chris Tucker’s outrageous bodysuits. Our CineFix series, Things You Didn’t Know, rounded up seven things you probably didn’t know about The Fifth Element’s fashion and more.  Subscribe to CineFix for more videos:  Read more…More about Mashable…
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One Big Question: What goes into making a color-changing tank?
At the Land Forces conference in Adelaide, Australia earlier this month, a development in military tech was presented that brings auto-camouflaging tanks a step closer to reality. To find out more about the technology behind the idea, we asked Peter Murphy from the University of South Australia,…
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Preview: Breakaway preview: Hands-on with Amazon’s play into eSports
BreakawayIt seems like you can’t look anywhere these days without some company trying to replicate League of Legends or DOTA 2’s success. Character-based arena brawlers and shooters are everywhere.In 2016 year alone, we saw For Honor, Battleborn, Overwatch and will soon get another with Gigantic later… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers sample unusually rich deep-sea area off Hawaii
Federal researchers have just returned from an expedition to study the biodiversity and mechanisms of an unusually rich deep-sea ecosystem off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Charred timber pavilion slides back and forth to expose rooms to the outdoors
Created as an “experimental shelter” to complement the firm’s existing workshop in nearby Heppeneert, the Hofer pavilion takes on the archetypical shape of a rural gabled home. The self-designed and self-built structure is elevated atop ten pillars and mounted on heavy-duty wheels and a rail. Three of…
BBC News – World
France ‘conducts operations against IS’
France is carrying out operations against so-called Islamic State in Iraq from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, reports say.
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Teddy Ruxpin returns with animated LCD eyes
Teddy Ruxpin is back — again — and this time, the creepy/adorable stuffed toy comes with animated, emoji-like eyes. The bear can blink, turn its irises into snowflakes and transform them into hearts and flowers. It can even suspiciously narrow its eyes at you, like it already knows you’d want to toss… – latest science and technology news stories
Google asks for airspace access for internet balloons
Google, which is hoping to beam the internet to remote areas of the world via balloon, went before the UN’s aviation agency to ask member states to let it ply their airspace. – latest science and technology news stories
Giant dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia desert
One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert, researchers said Friday, offering a fresh clue about the giant creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago. – latest science and technology news stories
Colombia among top picks for Nobel Peace Prize
The architects of a historic accord to end Colombia’s 52-year war are among the favourites to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize as speculation mounts ahead of next week’s honours. – latest science and technology news stories
Polish explorer says he found deepest underwater cave
A team of explorers say they have discovered the world’s deepest underwater cave, 404 meters (1,325 feet) down, near the eastern Czech town of Hranice. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers develop tool for measuring social entrepreneurship
The field of social entrepreneurship is expanding globally and is beginning to define itself. A new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas seeks to provide a valid, reliable measure of the term.
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Ancient eggshell protein to help scientists study evolutionary history
Sheffield, England (UPI) Sep 27, 2016 New evidence suggests proteins can persist for much longer than previously thought, potentially offering scientists a deeper view of genetic history. A team of researchers from Europe recently identified fossil proteins in a 3.8 million-year-old ostrich eggshell….
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Health workers, hospitals targeted in Syria war
Beirut (AFP) Sept 28, 2016 Numerous doctors and nurses and medical facilities have been hit or targeted by missiles or air strikes since the start of the conflict in Syria in March 2011. The latest case came when an air strike and artillery fire hit the two largest hospitals in rebel-held parts…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
‘Marine snow’ drifts buoy life on ocean floor
Southampton, England (UPI) Sep 29, 2016 New maps charted using sonar sensors on Autosub6000 have revealed the importance of “marine snow” to the distribution of biomass on the ocean floor. Marine snow is combination of algal plankton, plankton refuge and other forms of biological waste. It serves…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Deakin builds world-first robotic surgical system with sense of touch
Geelong, Australia (SPX) Sep 30, 2016 A world-first Deakin University innovation will give surgeons the sense of touch while they drive a robot to conduct keyhole surgery via a computer. The HeroSurg robot is a major breakthrough to current technology, which now limits robotic surgery to the sense…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Global warming set to pass 2C threshold in 2050: report
Paris (AFP) Sept 29, 2016 Earth is on track to sail past the two degree Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) threshold for dangerous global warming by 2050, seven of the world’s top climate scientists warned Thursday. “Climate change is happening now, and much faster than anticipated,” said Sir Robert…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
New research undermines ‘RNA world’ of early evolution
San Diego (UPI) Sep 29, 2016 Did RNA evolve DNA, or did the two emerge simultaneously? Until recently, most scientists suggested the former, but new research undermines the theory, inspiring a team of scientists to suggest a second, alternative RNA-DNA origin story. The idea that primordial Earth…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
DG’s Basemap expanded to include 250M square kilometers at 30cm
Westminster CO (SPX) Sep 30, 2016 DigitalGlobe reports that its online Basemap Suite has reached a significant milestone, with the availability of more than 250 million square kilometers of the world’s highest-resolution 30 cm commercial satellite imagery. This includes over 500 population…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Air transport sector at climate juncture
Montreal (AFP) Sept 28, 2016 After years of delays and failures, the airline industry began on Wednesday complex negotiations to implement a scheme to reduce its carbon footprint. Although the aviation sector was exempted from the December 2015 Paris accord on reducing greenhouse gas emissions…
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UW-Milwaukee Researcher Helps Discover New Genetic Variations
The research identifies 17 rare human genetic variations associated with risk factors for diseases.
BBC News – World
How do you stop an ice grotto melting?
The low-tech solution helping to preserve an ice grotto in Switzerland’s Rhone Glacier. – Nanotechnology News Feed
Anasys Instruments Introduces the nanoIR2-FS High Speed Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy System
Anasys Instruments, the world leader in nanoscale IR spectroscopy, announces its next generation nanoscale IR spectroscopy and chemical imaging system, the nanoIR2-FS™. The nanoIR2-FS, with new…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Fluorine offers solar power boost
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Microsoft just made a massive move in AI that will impact Windows users
How serious is Microsoft about AI? Serious enough to form a major new Microsoft AI and Research Group in an effort to drive its products and services like Windows, Office and Cortana forward using artificial intelligence.As the name suggests, the new division will incorporate Microsoft Research – which…
E FUN Nextbook Ares 11 brings Android to 2-in-1 tablet form
Android tablets aren’t making headlines as much as they used to, save for a few rather eccentric ones like the Lenovo Yoga Book. That, however, isn’t stopping manufacturer E FUN from putting out yet another Android tablet for this year. Like the company’s other Nextbook devices, this is a 2-in-1 tablet/laptop…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Opportunity completes busy week of science and imaging
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 30, 2016 Since leaving the “Lewis and Clark Gap” of Marathon Valley, Opportunity has been driving through “Bitterroot valley” toward her first waypoint of the new extended mission, “Spirit Mound.” With the Sol 4500 (Sept. 20, 2016) drive, she arrived at the base of the…
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Yes, the rumors are true! Brandeis really has a space chair
Waltham MA (SPX) Sep 30, 2016 Imagine you’re a jet fighter pilot being chased by a heat-seeking missile. You undertake evasive maneuvers, climbing and nose-diving, performing barrel rolls and loops, and sharply banking left and right. Your speed is around 1,500 miles per hour. Without the proper…
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One-eyed robot learns to see in weightlessness
Paris (ESA) Sep 30, 2016 A small drone taught itself to judge distances using only one eye during trials aboard the International Space Station, ESA-backed researchers have reported. Although humans can effortlessly estimate distances with a single eye, robots still lack this capability. “It…
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NASA launches back-to-back scientific balloons
Fort Sumner NM (SPX) Sep 30, 2016 Surging to take advantage of near-perfect launch conditions, NASA’s Scientific Balloon Team launched two balloons within 24 hours Sept. 27-28 from the Agency’s launch site at Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Clear, calm weather paved the way for launching a balloon technology…
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NASA develops satellite concept to exploit rideshare opportunities
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 30, 2016 Each time a rocket blasts off to deliver a primary payload into space, it typically does so with room to spare – a reality that got NASA engineer Joe Burt thinking. Why not exploit that unused capacity and create a sealed, pressurized, thermally controlled capsule…
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Curiosity Finds Evidence of Mars Crust Contributing to Atmosphere
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 30, 2016 NASA’s Curiosity rover has found evidence that chemistry in the surface material on Mars contributed dynamically to the makeup of its atmosphere over time. It’s another clue that the history of the Red Planet’s atmosphere is more complex and interesting than a simple…
BBC News – World
Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly
Thai health officials confirm two cases of microcephaly, a severe birth defect in babies linked to the Zika virus, the first in South East Asia.
Lexus’ UX Concept is actually pretty scary – Roadshow
Take a good look at that grille before it eats your children.
RT – Daily news
Ohio cop shatters windshield of police cruiser with handcuffed man’s face (VIDEO)
An Ohio officer slammed a handcuffed man’s face into a police cruiser with so much force that it broke the windshield, causing the glass to shatter, newly released footage shows. Despite the violent impact, the local police chief is defending the officer. Read Full Article at
Friday Deals: Boeing-Inspired Smartphones, Customizable Wireless Speakers, and More! [UK]
Indulge yourself this weekend with a new smartphone designed in collaboration with the team behind the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. You could always relax and listen to music on your new wireless speaker, or follow your passion for fisheye photography. You may simply want to power through your to-do list by…
Use This Cool “Random” Button to Channel Surf on Netflix
If you find yourself flipping through categories, TV shows, or movies on Netflix and can’t figure out what to watch, you could always just leave it up to fate. While Netflix doesn’t actually offer any sort of randomization for selecting a show or movie, Chrome users can install the extension Random Button…
Cool Tools
OXO Good Grips Deep Clean Brush Set
The OXO Good Grips Deep Clean Brush Set is a great little set of brushes that will replace that worn out toothbrush you use for cleaning little corners and the like. With stiffer bristles, and a grippy angled handle these little brushes will go places a toothbrush cannot. The stiffer bristles will stand…
Uber to make it easier for drivers to own a car in India
Weeks after Indian cab-hailing company Ola said it would make it easier for drivers to afford a car, its global rival Uber has expressed similar intentions for India. Uber already offers similar programs in several other markets where it operates.  SEE ALSO: Taxi drivers hope to beat Uber with their…
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Live: Obama salutes presence of Palestinian leader Abbas at Peres funeral
Funeral services are being held Friday for Shimon Peres, the last of Israel’s founding fathers and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, who died on Wednesday at the age of 93 and will be buried in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
This mobile beach hut sells eyeglasses made from sea waste, milk bottle tops, and discarded land mines
Alex Symes of Alexander Symes Architect created an educational center on wheels in the form of Dresden Mobile, a portable structure helping to spread the word about closed loop recycling systems and eye health. Dresden Mobile features glasses made from sea waste, milk bottle tops, and discarded land…
BBC News – World
Saudi Arabia plans drug tests for drivers
Kingdom to introduce new rules in bid to address shocking accident rate.
The Next Web
The Blink smartwatch takes the fight to Google and Pebble with a custom OS
Bangalore, India-based hardware firm Witworks is getting into the wearables business with its all-new Blink smartwatch. The unisex timepiece is beautifully designed, with an elegant 43mm 316L stainless steel case that surrounds a 1.39-inch 400×400 pixel AMOLED display. The touchscreen is protected by…
BBC News – World
Germany closes motorway in bomb scare near Austria
German police closed a motorway at the Austrian border overnight after stopping a car carrying suspected bomb-making materials.
Popular Mechanics
Connected cars: Tapping into your inner driver
New-wave connected cars can already sense and react to what’s around them. Next: reacting to what’s inside them. The post Connected cars: Tapping into your inner driver appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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The Pixel XL could be more finger-friendly than the iPhone 7 Plus
With talk of a 5.5-inch screen the Pixel XL is expected to be a big phone, but exactly how big was unknown until now, and it seems the handset might actually be smaller than some other 5.5-inch phones, including the iPhone 7 Plus.According to reliable leaker @OnLeaks, the Pixel XL has dimensions of 154.72…
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Kodi boxes are now a key target in the UK government’s piracy crackdown
Kodi boxes and other devices which can be configured to enable the streaming of pirated content are to become key targets in a UK government intellectual property crime crackdown.Revealing the extent to which so-called “fully-loaded” Kodi boxes are being used to circumvent copy protection laws, the Federation…
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Here’s what comes in the PlayStation VR box
With only a couple of weeks left until the official launch of PlayStation VR, it’s time for Sony to start ramping up the hype. It’s starting off with an unboxing of the core bundle package.In a video posted to the official PlayStation blog, Sid Shuman is showing fans exactly what they’re going to get…
National Geographic News
The World Is Finally Getting Serious About Tiger Farms
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One Tiny Wasp Turns a Fig Tree Into a 150-Foot-High Eden
Birds, bats, monkeys by the dozen: A fruiting fig tree is a riot. It all goes back to the tree’s ancient partnership with a tiny wasp.
Oscar Winners, Sports Stars and Bill Gates Are Building Lavish Bunkers
turkeydance quotes a report from Hollywood Reporter: Given the increased frequency of terrorist bombings and mass shootings and an under-lying sense of havoc fed by divisive election politics, it’s no surprise that home security is going over the top and hitting luxurious new heights. Or, rather, new…
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Earth’s oxygen levels are declining – and scientists aren’t sure why
Related: The world will run out of breathable air unless carbon emissions are cut Via Forbes Images via Wikimedia Commons (1,2)
Sort of gives ‘driving safely’ a whole new meaning
This IT consultant pilot fish’s GPS is designed to connect with a mobile phone using Bluetooth to act as a speaker — though fish actually uses it for something entirely different.”I also have Bluetooth built into the car, so my phone isn’t paired with the GPS,” fish explains.”However, I have the GPS…
Chip-card rollout a year later: Slow and, mostly, sure
The rollout of smart-chip cards and chip reader in-store payment terminals in the U.S. hasn’t been easy — to put it mildly. Saturday, Oct. 1, marks a full year since banks and card companies mandated that retailers install new, more secure chip-based credit and debit card readers — and adopt related…
RT – Daily news
Saudis tried to cut secret deal with OPEC – WSJ
Ahead of OPEC’s informal freeze talks in Algeria, Saudi Arabia offered the cartel a secret deal, reports the Wall Street Journal citing people familiar with the matter. Read Full Article at
16 useful Windows 10 tools that help you get more done
Getting more doneImage by Adam Patrick MurrayNone of us like wasting time when we’re trying to get stuff done. Every second spent shuffling around open windows or navigating menus is precious time not spent achieving your goals. Fortunately, Microsoft stuffed Windows with all sorts of secretly powerful…
Vava Voom 20 Bluetooth speaker review: Weatherized style with average sound
Stylish design, NFC pairing, and an evocative name highlight this small outdoor Bluetooth speaker. Audio fidelity, on the other hand, doesn’t make that list. The Voom 20 sounds good. Not great, not bad, just good; albeit with an above-average amount of bass, especially for its svelte dimensions (the… – latest science and technology news stories
UW-Madison geoscientist offers free geologic exploration app
Plenty of apps are born over a cup of joe or a glass of wine or beer. Here’s an idea brewed over a beer by a couple of geologists who were fiddling with Untappd, an app covering the who, what and where of microbrews. – latest science and technology news stories
Saving two endangered adult Bonelli’s eagles per year could prevent species loss
Dying from electrocution at power lines is the most common death for Bonelli’s eagles (Aquila fasciata), a threatened species in Europe. This is the case of a baby bird that died at Montserrat Mountain (Barcelona, Spain) in 2014 in a place with a high density of power lines. Another ringed eagle was… – latest science and technology news stories
Encryption method takes authentication to a new level
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed new kinds of encryption methods for improving the privacy protection of consumers to enable safer, more reliable and easier-to-use user authentication than current systems allow. – latest science and technology news stories
Why we prize authenticity, but buy something else
In 2012, Michel Hazanavicius’ movie The Artist won more than 100 awards, including the Oscar for best picture, but grossed as much as Ice Age: Continental Drift grossed in its first weekend. In 2015, the Best Album of the Year Grammy Award went to Beck’s Morning Phase, an album that, in one year, sold…
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One World Trade Center is big on green design
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is behind the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, so obviously knows a thing or two about building big. New York City’s One World Trade Center shows that the firm is also pretty handy at building green too, and the western hemisphere’s tallest building… – latest science and technology news stories
Reading the rules of gene regulation with CRISPR
We have barely begun to crack open the rulebook for the vast noncoding regions of the genome. Two new methods, building on CRISPR advances, may help reveal some of the pages.
Autonomous Vehicles Will Mean the End of Traffic Stops
Self-driving cars will mean an end to traffic stops and chases, push-button arrests—and new tricks for terrorists. The post Autonomous Vehicles Will Mean the End of Traffic Stops appeared first on WIRED.
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Popular Mechanics
Fake island Hy-Brasil printed for 500 years
Find out how Hy-Brasil – an island that never existed – made it onto dozens of maps for over five centuries. By Avery Thompson The post Fake island Hy-Brasil printed for 500 years appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
RT – Daily news
UN condemns killing of at least 15 civilians in US drone strike in Afghanistan
An airstrike designed to target Islamic State militants in Nangarhar, eastern Afghanistan, has killed at least 15 civilians and injured another 13, including a child. The UN said the strike was carried out by an international drone, which only the US operates. Read Full Article at
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Find an iPhone bug, bag $1.5 million
No one likes buggy software, but certain bugs can now make you rich if you find them before anyone else.That’s thanks to Zerodium (an exploit broker), which is offering large sums of money through a bug bounty for zero-day (previously unknown) exploits, with the bounty topping out at $1.5 million (around…
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Google wants to better challenge Microsoft Office with these new features
Google has been beavering away with its online apps, and has just pushed out some fresh tweaks for Google Drive, as well as Docs, Sheets and Slides (which are now part of G Suite, the new name for Google Apps for Work).The biggest change is to the latter productivity apps which have witnessed the introduction…
Could Cortana 2.0 be a chatbot? Microsoft’s new AI chief hasn’t ruled it out
Cortana has a new boss, and he has a problem: If Google’s turning its Google Now digital assistant into a chatbot, should Microsoft do the same with Cortana? So far, the answer is a definite maybe. In 2014, Microsoft first unveiled Cortana, the digital assistant within Windows 10. Interacting with…
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How to make an emergency USB toolkit
Viruses, malware, accidental deletion or corrupted data can all put your valuable files at risk. The best insurance is to make regular backups, but what if you run into trouble in between backups, or you let your routine slide, or a friend has a crisis with their PC? That’s where an emergency USB toolkit…
Apple negotiating with Sharp to supply OLED displays for next-generation ‘iPhone 8’ in 2017
Apple currently uses LCD display technology for all of its iPhones but this appears to be changing next year with the rumored radically-new iPhone in 2017, following the iPhone 7’s smaller, iterative, design changes. Many reports have said that the next-generation iPhones, dubbed ‘iPhone 8’, will feature…
Google has a new central blog called Keyword
Google loves blogs. Not only because it bought the blogging platform Blogger back in 2003; the company also posts most company-related news on an ever-increasing number of blogs.  Now, there’s a new central place to follow all that stuff: Keyword. Located on the admittedly quite cool web domain “,”…
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Save on Tesla Powerwall home batteries by joining a ‘virtual power plant’
Powering your home from sunlight is a dream shared by many, but cost prohibitive for most. Solar energy might be free, but only after you pay for the panels, inverters, and storage systems, and pay someone to install it all. But what if you could subsidize some of the upfront cost by agreeing to sell…
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Saudis reject US 9/11 act as threat to sovereignty, Russia says it damages international law
Saudi Arabia has rejected the Congressional approval of the act that would allow the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Riyadh for damages, claiming it weakens the sovereign immunity of the nation. Russia has slammed the legislation as undermining international law. Read Full Article at… Full Feed
Marijuana Arrests Hit a Two-Decade Low but Are Still an Outrage
New FBI numbers show there were fewer marijuana arrests last year than at any point since 1996. But as I explain in my latest Forbes column, we still have not recovered from a cannabis crackdown that began in the early 1990s: FBI statistics released this week show that the number of marijuana arrests…
The reasoning behind Microsoft’s new A.I. and Research Group
Microsoft wants to bring artificial intelligence to you.Well, not you specifically. Everyone, in fact. That is the impetus behind its new shakeup, which reorganizes the company with a focus on democratizing A.I. Of course, Microsoft has been working on this for a while, with things like Cortana, Skype… Physics News
Algorithm could enable visible-light-based imaging for medical devices, autonomous vehicles
MIT researchers have developed a technique for recovering visual information from light that has scattered because of interactions with the environment—such as passing through human tissue.
The Chevy Silverado’s Duramax 6.6L Diesel will tow just about anything you put behind it
Just the thing to haul your race car over to your next track day.Photo: ChevroletIf you’ve been looking for the perfect truck to haul your race cars to the track, Chevy has got exactly what you need in its latest Silverado HD. Behind that massive, autobot-like grille is a Duramax 6.6L Diesel that produces… – latest science and technology news stories
Population tipping point in the UK and EU as older people outnumber children
The ageing population across the UK and the EU, combined with the widening gap between available carers and those who need care, has prompted researchers at The University of Manchester to conduct research on a range new technologies to encourage healthy and active ageing. – latest science and technology news stories
Harnessing the possibilities of the nanoworld
Scientists have long suspected that the way materials behave on the nanoscale – that is when particles have dimensions of about 1–100 nanometres – is different from how they behave on any other scale. A new paper in the journal Chemical Science provides concrete proof that this is the case. – latest science and technology news stories
Technique for secure processing of patient data
Thanks to a technique developed by Radboud University large-scale research involving patient data can be done without threat to either the security of the information or the privacy of the patients. This technique will be used for a new, large-scale study of Parkinson’s disease. – latest science and technology news stories
Researcher creates a controlled rogue wave in realistic oceanic conditions
Potentially extremely dangerous realistic rogue waves – also called as freak waves – can now be controlled and generated at will in laboratory environments, in similar conditions as they appear in the ocean. This will help us not only to predict oceanic extreme events, but also in the design of safer…
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Rudolf at risk! 250,000 reindeer to be culled in Siberia officials’ plan to fight anthrax
Officials in the remote Russian region of Yamalo-Nenets call for 250,000 reindeer to be culled in the face of the growing anthrax threat. Others fear that this could destroy the region’s age-old nomadic reindeer herding. Read Full Article at
How to get started with widgets in iOS 10
iOS 10 has turned your iPhone’s screen into a new hub for widgets—just swipe left on the lock page or home screen to check it out. But what even are widgets? Just think of them as app extensions or glances that offer you quick, digestible information without you having to actually open a single app….
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Flashback Friday: Want to be happier? Skip the small talk.
Photo: flickr/wolfB1958 We all know those people. Maybe you’re one of them. The person who manages, despite all the stress and work it takes to get through a normal day, to always be happy. How do they do it? What is their secret? Although it’s likely that genetics play a major role in determining…
Multiple Apple IDs just leads to multiple problems
I’d like to start with a brief test. All those who have more than one Apple ID, please raise your hands. Now look around you; if you’re in a group of people who use Apple products, you’ll see a lot of hands in the air. And if you’re not, well, you can lower your hand now…If you’ve been using Apple…
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21 unarmed Dakota Access Pipeline protestors arrested during prayer ceremony
  Protestors demanding the end of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline had another run-in with police this week when the Morton County Sherriff’s Department interrupted a peaceful prayer ceremony at two sites on the reservation. About 40 law enforcement officers arrived in armored vehicles…
Gravity Sketch VR allows designers to create and alter digital models in mid-air
The team behind the Gravity Sketch iPad app have launched new cross-platform software, which gives designers the option to draw and manipulate 3D objects in a virtual reality environment (+ movie). (more…)
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French fighter jets take off on mission against ISIS stronghold in Mosul, Iraq
At least eight fighter jets began flying off French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in anti-terrorism operations in Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul. Officers insist this does not constitute an offensive to retake to Mosul. Read Full Article at
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Endangered giraffes threatened by Uganda’s oil drilling bid
Plans to drill for oil in one of the last remaining habitats of the highly endangered Rothschild’s giraffe could further threaten this neglected animal
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This Accessory Makes VR So Real a Surgeon Could Train with It
Using this exoskeleton in a virtual environment, a baseball feels firm, and an egg light and fragile.
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Robo-babysitter? Device can play, talk & monitor children (VIDEO)
A child-sized robot, designed to be a companion or short-term minder for children, is being tested in China but concerns have already been raised over the social impact of such “relations”. Read Full Article at
Co-working spaces can benefit corporations as well as startups, Haworth finds
Haworth white papers: co-working spaces popular with small companies and individual workers could help large corporations be more innovative, according to a report by office furniture giant Haworth. (more…) – latest science and technology news stories
Mating season key as endangered turtles recover from mystery virus
For the Bellingen River Snapping Turtle, the mating season has never been so important. After a mystery virus wiped out the local population in record numbers last year, researchers from Western Sydney University were forced to relocate healthy turtles to Sydney in a bid to preserve the remnants of the… – latest science and technology news stories
Study looks at links between race, age, education and kinship ties
Kinship ties with parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles and other family members can offer financial, educational, and societal support to individuals of all cultures. – latest science and technology news stories
Loma Fire in California Grows
The Loma Fire in California which broke out on Monday, September 26, 2016 has now grown to 2,865 acres and is 20% contained.  There is good news to be had at present.  Evacuations were lifted Wednesday afternoon for all Santa Cruz County residents, but road closures remain in effect for non-residents. … – latest science and technology news stories
Using Big Data to monitor societal events shows promise, but the coding tech needs work
In the age of Big Data, automated systems can track societal events on a global scale. These systems code and collect vast stores of real-time “event data”—happenings gleaned from news articles covering everything from political protests to ecological shifts around the world. – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists tackle toxin particle capture
As lakes and waterways are threatened by end-of-summer blue-green algae that produce cyanotoxins – compounds with potent toxicity to humans and pets – a new Cornell study shows how water chemistry controls the way toxic molecules are captured by mineral particles in sediment.
AER wants you to throw your GoPro instead of buying a drone
Cameras capable of capturing HD images and video are now the norm. If you want to capture some action outside, then the go-to brand is GoPro. The camera alone can be expensive, but […]
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‘Stop Obama handing over US internet control’: Four states sue in last-ditch bid
A last-minute law suit aims stop the Obama administration from giving up its oversight of the internet’s naming system.
Google’s Going to Change the Gadget Game, But Not Like You Think
Google’s not trying to take on Apple. It’s trying to make sure Google is everywhere the Internet is. The post Google’s Going to Change the Gadget Game, But Not Like You Think appeared first on WIRED.
Turns Out Consumers Stay Loyal to Companies After Hacks
Research suggests that consumers whose personal data has been compromised remain satisfied with and loyal to companies that have experienced a data breach. The post Turns Out Consumers Stay Loyal to Companies After Hacks appeared first on WIRED.
Moment Will Let You Add a Third Lens to the iPhone 7 Plus
If you’ve already invested in Moment’s iPhone lens attachments, the company is working on a way to let you use them with Apple’s new dual-camera iPhone. The post Moment Will Let You Add a Third Lens to the iPhone 7 Plus appeared first on WIRED.
Get Up Close and Not at All Personal With an Enormous Jellyfish
Most people would flee from a creature this big. George Stoyle saw a photo op. The post Get Up Close and Not at All Personal With an Enormous Jellyfish appeared first on WIRED.
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ISIS & Al-Nusra not in Damascus: Kremlin on major outcome of Russia’s campaign in Syria
The main result of Russia’s operation in Syria is that Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front terrorists have been kept out of Damascus, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said. Read Full Article at
IDG Contributor Network: The ultimate unanswerable question: Are we PCI-compliant?
PCI compliance is Zen-like. It’s hard to determine, and even when a letter declares a company PCI-compliant, that declaration can always be retroactively reversed later — such as if you’re breached. Yes, when you most need to be able to say that you are PCI compliant is when it’s taken away. Isn’t life…
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The DEA’s Decision to Keep Pot Restrictions Perpetuates Hypocrisy
Keeping existing federal rules in place is an exercise in hypocrisy — Read more on
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First Click: GoPro Karma or DJI Mavic Pro?
Two drones; in one corner we’ve got the DJI Mavic Pro from China, and in the other we’ve got the GoPro Karma from the United States of America. Which will you choose? Both drones shoot 4K, both fold up to carry in a backpack, both feature a gimbal with 3-axis stabilization, and both are priced at…
Infiniti’s VC-Turbo engine puts out V6 power with a diesel’s efficiency – Roadshow
By creating a trick system of links within the engine block, Infiniti’s able to give drivers the best of both worlds.
Apple products ‘essential to the modern workforce’ – Deloitte
This week’s big enterprise story is Apple’s new partnership with Deloitte in which the companies are collaborating on new services that put iOS firmly inside the digital transformation of enterprise IT. I spoke with Mike Brinker, Global Digital Leader, Deloitte Digital, who talked a little more about…
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Russia spends ‘fortune’ on bridge to Crimea
A massive construction project has begun in Russia to build a 19km bridge to its newest region, Crimea, after it was annexed from Ukraine. – latest science and technology news stories
Neutron-scattering experiments explore origins of high-temp superconductivity
New findings from researchers at Rice University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) suggest that condensed-matter physicists need to rethink how magnetic fluctuations arise in both unconventional and high-temperature superconductors. – latest science and technology news stories
Directional water transport tester for fabrics
This Directional Water Transport Tester(DWTT) is a sensitive, accurate and reliable instrument for fabrics’ water absorption and transport measurements developed by researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. DWTT’s measurements are based on gravimetric and image analysis of water absorbed by… – latest science and technology news stories
New multiferroic materials from building blocks
A research group in Japan successfully developed room temperature multiferroic materials by a layer-by-layer assembly of nanosheet building blocks. Multiferroic materials are expected to play a vital role in the development of next-generation multifunctional electronic devices. – latest science and technology news stories
Coffee farm thriving in the Rio Grande Valley
A South Texas scientist is amazed that coffee plants from all over the world are growing so well in the subtropical conditions of the Rio Grande Valley. – latest science and technology news stories
The first genome of a coral reef fish
Sequencing the genome of an organism allows scientists to investigate its unique genetic make-up, its evolutionary links to other creatures, and how it has adapted to its environment. Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, have sequenced the first reef…
Coolest Gadgets
LG TONE Active delivers your favorite tunes during a workout
While some of us are all right with getting our weekly dose of exercise on without having to get pumped up by music, there are other quarters who prefer to have their favorite tunes blaring in their ears in order to obtain the added touch of adrenaline and encouragement. If you love pounding the pavement…
Can a drone get the mail?
Drones are more than just flying machines, they’re household helpers. Watch this drone get the mail! James Corden has sing-off with Shawn Mendes, busts out 90s classics The trailer for Louis Theroux’s ‘My Scientology Movie’ is as intriguing as you’d expect Kiwi guy shows you how to kill a…
How to use Caps Locks in macOS Sierra to switch between keyboards that use different characters
Twitter buddy Michael Fessler alerted Mac 911 to a great help for those who frequently type in keyboards for two different character sets, like Latin and Hebrew, Chinese, Arabic, and many others. You can make a quick-switch option from the keyboard without resorting to a menu, by turning a tap of the…
Use a Meal Non-Plan Approach to Simplify Cooking
Planning out every meal you make in advance can help streamline your day, but it still takes time to do all that planning. Instead, try a modular approach to your meals that let you cook a variety of meals without as much scheduling.Read more…
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The Everyday Astronaut Isn’t Fucking Around Anymore
All photos courtesy of Tim Dodd/The Everyday AstronautFew careers are as universally admired as the astronaut. It makes sense: when most of us are hopelessly Earth-bound for the foreseeable future, it’s easy to envy someone whose job description includes awkward zero-G acrobatics. But despite the pedestal…
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This Cybersecurity Firm Maps Hackers’ Lives by the Clues They Leave Online
The digital underground, populated by hackers, drug dealers, and other criminals, is a vast space. The sheer number of forums, cybercriminal handles, and backroom dealings can be overwhelming to researchers or journalists.Some cybersecurity companies have devised ways to gain a bird’s-eye view on that…
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When Income Inequality Causes the Rich to Seek Shelter
Image: Intel Free Press/FlickrFrom the sixth to the twelfth grade, I went to a relatively prestigious private school for girls in Winnipeg, Canada. It was all right, and I had a pretty OK time. But most people who know me now, who did not know me then, usually beat around the bush about it for a minute…
Indian startup’s ‘Blink’ brings the best features from every smartwatch ever
An Indian company today announced its take on smartwatches. And it looks impressive. SEE ALSO: Google’s big Android Wear 2.0 update is delayed The Blink is a smartwatch which also doubles as a fitness tracker and brings in the best elements from different smartwatches out there.  Developed by Bangalore-based…
The Next Web
Sending a dick lollipop to Donald Trump has never been easier
Regardless of what you think of Donald Trump, we can all agree that he likes to eat disgusting food. Thanks to Send Dicks To Donald, it’s never been easier to help him do just that. For $9.99 including free shipping a dick lollipop is sent to his Trump Tower office in NYC immediately. Within a few days…
The Sweethome
Inner Vision for the Weekend of September 30, 2016
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision learn how to watch movies and read books like a professional critic, discover the slow-sipping satisfaction of Armenian coffee, and watch as an office chair converts into an efficient piece of exercise equipment.
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Most read reviews this week: The Best Washer and Dryer, The Best Sheets, and The Best Commuter Bike Lights. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
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High-living geckos survive snowy peaks by cuddling up
Living at an altitude of up to 4000 metres above sea level, the Atlas Day gecko has a suite of adaptations to help it cope with the cold
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Effective plasmonic generation brings scientists closer to creating ultracompact light-based computers
Researchers from MIPT’s Laboratory of 2-D Materials, Optoelectronics, Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics, and Tohoku University (Japan) have theoretically demonstrated the possibility …
Wanted: Mars Explorers. Must Be Able To Tolerate Boredom And Play Nice With Others.
In December, NASA put out a call for adventurers interested in interplanetary exploration. “NASA is on an ambitious journey to Mars and we’re looking for talented men and women from diverse backgrounds and every walk of life to help get us there,” Charles Bolden, NASA administrator and a former astronaut,…
Significant Digits For Friday, Sept. 30, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.20 percentPercentage of Trump voters who say that men have too much influence in the country these days, compared to 50 percent of Clinton supporters who say the same. [ABC News]34 yearsUSA Today is good for…
“Architecture for Children” Explains Why We Should Teach Architecture to Kids
Image Courtesy of Taller Abierto During the 2015 school year, fourth-year students of the Ceip Praza de Barcelos primary school in Galicia (Spain) had the opportunity to take an introductory architecture course during school hours, thanks to the initiative of a local project called “Arquitectura…
Apple Pay reportedly coming to Taiwan’s four big banks as soon as this year
A brief Digitimes report suggests that Taiwan is one of the next countries in line to get Apple Pay, possibly by the end of the year. Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission has started accepting applications from banks for providing Apple Pay mobile payment services and Taiwan users will be able…
Gadget Review
Best Chef Knife 2016
Best Chef Knife 2016 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site So you’ve watched every season of Top Chef, started up your Blue Apron subscription, and now it’s time to get cooking…but you’re still missing one key ingredient in the mix: the best chef knife of 2017. When it comes to blades in the kitchen,…
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Roku has Reinvented its Product Line With the Express, Premiere, and Ultra
Roku has Reinvented its Product Line With the Express, Premiere, and Ultra Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Roku has increasingly impressed us with its set-top boxes this decade – they’ve been adding functionality, usability, and extra features that people actually want. But the latest Roku… – latest science and technology news stories
Making smarter decisions about classroom technologies
In the 21st century, the proliferation of digital media and technology has fundamentally changed the way we learn. More than ever, children carry computers in their pockets and ever-expanding internet connectivity promises to reach even the most remote classrooms, putting a wealth of information at student’s… – latest science and technology news stories
What are all these Russian hackers up to?
Russia has been implicated in many breaches of U.S. networks in recent months, most notably the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hacks, whose data were subsequently dumped to the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks. On Sept. 28, FBI Director James Comey told… – latest science and technology news stories
Biologist comments on a startling new finding in climate change research
The steady march of global warming over the past century has led to the thawing of permafrost—a layer of subsurface soil in the Arctic that usually remains frozen year-round. While that’s troubling for local ecosystems, it could have disastrous global impacts as well. As this permafrost melts, it sets… – latest science and technology news stories
3-D printed fish fossil may reveal origin of human teeth
Three-dimensional prints of a 400 million year old fish fossil from around Lake Burrinjuck in southeast Australia reveal the possible evolutionary origins of human teeth, according to new research by The Australian National University (ANU) and Queensland Museum. – latest science and technology news stories
Tropics found to harbor higher degree of intraspecific diversity than other parts of the world
(—A team of researchers with the University of Copenhagen’s Natural History Museum of Denmark has found that the degree of intraspecific diversity is higher in the tropics than in other parts of the world. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they used information… Full Feed
Pension Mess Can’t Go On: New at Reason
The pension crisis in California isn’t so much a tsunami as slowly rising floodwaters. Steven Greenhut writes: President Richard Nixon’s economic adviser, the late Herbert Stein, still is knon for his dictum: “If something cannot go on forever, it won’t.” It should be the rallying cry for California’s…
A Cross Section of the Sea Floor, Recreated in a Coffee Table
The surface of the Abyss Horizon table looks like a bathymetric map of the ocean floor, rendered in 3-D The post A Cross Section of the Sea Floor, Recreated in a Coffee Table appeared first on WIRED.
Philippine president compares himself to Hitler in his latest offensive comment
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made another offensive comment by wrongly citing numbers of Jews killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust and comparing them to his anti-drug fight. SEE ALSO: Rodrigo Duterte’s string of outrageous and offensive statements During a speech in Davao, Duterte defended…
Fast Company
Got 15 Spare Minutes? Here’s How To Make It Count
Having a head full of things we need to do is one of the biggest distractions. Here’s a better way to parse tasks and get more done. Having a head full of things we need to do is one of the biggest distractions. Here’s a better way to parse tasks and get more done.When we’re faced…
Fast Company
This Chef’s Ambitious Menu Is A Model For Creative Reinvention
“When people tell you you can’t do something, that serves as excellent fuel to prove them wrong,” says chef Niki Nakayama. “When people tell you you can’t do something, that serves as excellent fuel to prove them wrong,” says chef Niki Nakayama.Even before she was one of the first…
4 Ways to Send Messages That Self-Destruct
Sometimes you don’t want your messages to live forever. Maybe you have something secret you want to tell someone, or maybe it’s something time-sensitive. Or maybe you just don’t want to be trapped by the permanence of the digital age. Whatever the reason may be, here are three tools you can use to go…
Digital Trends
Wireless Emergency Alerts will be longer, more specific, sent to more places
Used for Amber alerts, natural disasters, and every other critical warning in between, the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system has gotten a nice shot in the arm from the Federal Communications Commission that looks to strengthen its capabilities in the face of new technologies. Since WEA’s launch…
Digital Trends
U.S. Navy is sponsoring fish robot project to help develop underwater vehicles
Could studying the locomotion of fish be the key to developing more versatile underwater vehicles and robotics systems? The U.S. Navy appears to think so — based on the fact that its Office of Naval Research has issued a $258,008 grant to researchers at Florida Atlantic University for that purpose. Dr….
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Hands-free ‘Ok Google’ commands come to Google Maps
The “Ok Google” command has expanded since the debut of Android KitKat, allowing devices to respond in various smart ways to those two words. Now, Google Maps on Android has this ability too, whether you’re in the middle of a road trip or doing somet…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Proof that materials behave differently at the nanoscale
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Gentle sensors for diagnosing brain disorders
Alto Dashboard Surfaces Important Information From All Your Email Accounts
Android/iOS/Web: It seems like everyone has some new product that will change email forever, but there are some good ideas in the mix. AOL’s new Alto Dashboard takes a lot of inspiration from apps like Inbox and applies them to all of your email accounts at once.Alto Dashboard scans your emails to find…
Nvidia could be readying GTX 1080 Ti for CES 2017 launch
A report from Chinese site Zol, as spotted by TechPowerUp, suggests that Nvidia could be preparing the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for launch at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2017.
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Disrupting the Habits of Anorexia
How a patient learned to escape the rigid routines of an eating disorder — Read more on
Germany taps tech to help refugees find community, fit in – CNET
Sites and apps are popping up to help refugees learn German, navigate the country and meet locals.
Refugee camps and city walls show words of hope, anger – CNET
Messages of hope and despair are painted on walls across Europe as the refugee crisis continues to fester.
The Awesomer
F-4 Exhaust Cone Table
Price: $5900  | BuyThe Boeing Store’s Custom Hangar features custom furniture and accessories made from components of the company’s retired aircraft. One of our faves? This anodized aluminum table with the engine exhaust cone off an F-4 Phantom II fighter jet as its centerpiece. More Awesome Stuff:…
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US fracking giant subpoenaed by DOJ over land purchase, royalty payments
America’s second largest natural gas producer is under investigation by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding its purchase and lease of oil and gas-rich areas in a number of states for exploitation. Read Full Article at
Challenergy shows off typhoon-proof wind turbine
For many years, Japan thought that its energy needs moving into the future would be provided by nuclear power plants. When a typhoon hit in 2013 and led to the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant plans had to change. The problem for Japan is that normal wind turbines can’t withstand the forces…
The Best Part of Waking Up Is This R2-D2 Coffee Press
It won’t be long before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story officially hits theaters, which means it’s just about time for another onslaught of Star Wars merchandise. Most of it is stuff you’ve seen before—toys, figures, re-re-releases of previous films—but an R2-D2 coffee press? That’ll get us to perk up and…
Upgrade All of Your Cookware With Today’s Amazon Gold Box
If your kitchen is still stocked with the cookware you bought for your first apartment in college, it’s time to upgrade with today’s Amazon Gold Box.Read more…
Get a Closer, Cheaper Shave With This $20 Merkur Safety Razor
Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor, $20Lifehacker readers love Merkur safety razors, and you can get your very own for a great low price today on Amazon.…It might seem intimidating at first, but safety razors can get you a closer shave at a fraction of the cost of cartridge-based…
Ars Technica
Researchers ask federal court to unseal years of surveillance records
Enlarge / The lawyers are petitioning a court housed in the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco. (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images News) Two lawyers and legal researchers based at Stanford University have formally asked a federal court in San Francisco to unseal numerous records of…
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Readers Respond to the June 2016 Issue
Letters to the editor from the June 2016 issue of Scientific American — Read more on
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How to Stop Apple Pay from Opening on Your iPhone All the Time
If you don’t use Apple Pay, there’s no reason you should have to see it on your iPhone’s lock screen every time you accidentally double-click the Home button. Here’s how to turn that shortcut off, while still allowing access to Apple Pay when you need to.Click Here to Continue Reading
The Gadget Flow
Desktop Food 3D Printer
Don’t just make food but create them now with this desktop food 3D printer. Promoting cooking with fresh ingredients, this 3D printer manages the difficult and time-consuming parts of food preparation that often discourage people from creating homemade food. It’s a new generation kitchen appliance that…
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Waterproof Trolley Travel Bag
Make your weekend trips more effortless by carrying your luggage on these waterproof trolley travel bags. These bags come with a zipper closure and are ideally designed for the modern fashionistas. The soft texture together with the color gives them a stylish appearance altogether. You can easily carry…
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Logitech K830 Illuminated Wireless Keyboard and Touchpad
Receive total control right at your fingertips with the Logitech K830 Illuminated Wireless Keyboard and Touchpad. Connecting to your devices using Bluetooth, you’re able to type, scroll, and navigate even in the dark. The K830 Keyboard and Touchpad is designed for the living room and pairing with your…
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Survivor Backup Battery by Griffin Technology
Start saying “yes!” to every adventure and rest assured you’ve got some backup with the Survivor Backup Battery by Griffin Technology. Designed for your smartphone and tablet, this ruggedly engineered necessity can take anything life throws its way. The Survivor Backup Battery holds enough power to charge…
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Harman Kardon Go + Play Bluetooth Speaker
Enjoy your tunes wherever you’d like with the Harman Kardon Go + Play Bluetooth Speaker. With the ability to connect up to three smart devices simultaneously, you and your friends and family can all take turns playing DJ. In addition to sporting an 8-hour battery life, the Go + Play Speaker has built-in…
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Carnival Luxury Automatic Watches
Gift your man a striking new timepiece in the form of this Carnival luxury automatic wristwatches now. These watches come with a stainless steel case that has a water resistance depth of 3 bars. What makes the design even more classic is the leather strap. It gives the whole look and feel a sophisticated…
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ROCK 3D Finger Ring Holder Case For iPhone 7
Give your iPhone 7 maximum protection with an effortless style through this ROCK 3D finger ring holder case. The ring holder is magnetic in nature that will help you attach your iPhone 7 to magnetic surfaces with maximum ease. The holder can also be used as a Kickstand to dock your iPhone 7 as and when… Physics News
Optical forces used to make rewritable 3-D holographic materials
(—Researchers have used the pressure of light—also called optical forces or sometimes “tractor beams”—to create a new type of rewritable, dynamic 3D holographic material. Unlike other 3D holographic materials, the new material can be rapidly written and erased many times, and can also store… Physics News
Quantum research race lights up the world
The race towards quantum computing is heating up. Faster, brighter, more exacting – these are all terms that could be applied as much to the actual science as to the research effort going on in labs around the globe. Physics News
Researchers generate proton beams using a combination of nanoparticles and laser light
Light, when strongly concentrated, is enormously powerful. Now, a team of physicists led by Professor Jörg Schreiber from the Institute of Experimental Physics – Medical Physics, which is part of the Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP), a Cluster of Excellence at LMU Munich, has used this energy… Physics News
First spectroscopic investigation of element nobelium
The analysis of atomic spectra is of fundamental importance for our understanding of atomic structures. Until now, researchers were unable to examine heavy elements with optical spectroscopy because these elements do not occur in nature and cannot be artificially created in weighable amounts. However,… – latest science and technology news stories
Microswimmers capped with carbon on one side can be propelled and steered by light
Phototactic behaviour directs some bacteria towards light and others into darkness: This enables them to utilize solar energy as efficiently as possible for their metabolism, or, otherwise, protects them from excessive light intensity. A team of researchers headed by Clemens Bechinger from the Max Planck… – latest science and technology news stories
Novel method for curing of epoxy resins uses local UV flashes to initiate a chemical cascade
It may appear to be a nondescript, transparent, viscous liquid, but all you have to do is irradiate any part of it briefly with UV light and it changes completely. The new special resin formulation developed at TU Wien solidifies in seconds. This effect continues to spread outwards until the resin is… – latest science and technology news stories
Focused light in the Terahertz regime consisting of a broad spectrum of wavelengths
Creating Terahertz radiation isn’t easy, but it is extremely useful. It can, for example, be used for building chemical sensors to detect certain substances. For this purpose, however, the Terahertz light has to fulfil two important requirements: The light beam must be well focused, and in contrast to… – latest science and technology news stories
Artificial 2-D crystals modified at the touch of a button
Charged particles can form via self-organization processes an unexpectedly large range of crystal structures entirely by themselves. A research team with participants from TU Wien has demonstrated how easily the formation of these structures can be controlled via external parameters. – latest science and technology news stories
Ethics review identifies top two challenges for genome editing
Preventing the transmission of inherited genetic diseases, and increasing food production rates in farmed animals are two potential applications of genome editing technologies that require urgent ethical scrutiny, according to a new report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. – latest science and technology news stories
Copernicus Sentinel-2A captures Ouarkziz crater
Part of the Anti-Atlas mountains bordering the Sahara Desert in western Algeria is pictured in this satellite image. – latest science and technology news stories
Feral chickens spread light on evolution
Different genes are involved during the adaptation of a domestic animal to life in the wild than when a wild animal becomes domesticated. This is the conclusion of a study led by a researcher at Linköping University in Sweden and published in the journal Nature Communications. The results increase our… – latest science and technology news stories
How to be a male without the Y chromosome
Hokkaido University researchers have revealed that key sex-determining genes continue to operate in a mammalian species that lacks the Y chromosome, taking us a step further toward understanding sex differentiation. – latest science and technology news stories
Hearing the same sound twice in each ear helps insects locate their mates, new research reveals
An incredibly advanced hearing system which enables a group of insects to listen to the same sound twice with each ear, helping them to locate the sound’s origin with pinpoint accuracy, has been discovered by scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK.
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President Obama and Leonardio DiCaprio will meet at the White House to talk climate change
On Monday, October 3, President Obama will meet with Leonardo DiCaprio at a festival on the White House lawn to talk about taking on climate change. The South by South Lawn (SXSL) event will focus on “ideas, art, and action” for making positive change, including discussion with climate scientist Dr….
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Solar-powered House to the Beach brings breezy West Coast vibes to Chicago
Despite the picturesque views, the lakeside plot posed a challenge, not only because of a 40-foot elevation difference between the road and lake, but also because of the Baha’i Temple next door. Rising 135 feet in the air, this monumental Chicago landmark is a show-stealer—the gorgeous spherical building…
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20 Beach Style Home Theaters and Media Rooms that Wow!
Whether you want to go down the coastal route, take the nautical ship or just love the simple beach style at its classic best, inspiration from sun, sand and surf is something that seems to charm us all. And with summer now completely melting away into the colors of fall and winter waiting to greet us…
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Per Luxuria Ad Astra: The History and Future of Ritzy Fictional Spaceships
The Latin phrase per asperaad astra, meaning “through hardships to the stars,” has become a kind of unofficial shorthand for human efforts to explore and eventually colonize space. Aside from its lyrical ring, the axiom owes much of its popularity to the oft-repeated refrain that “space is hard,” and…
Spoiled by Fame: Why We Need to End the Cult of Celebrity in Architecture
For a very long time, a microculture of celebrity in architecture has placed an undue focus on the individual, undercutting the profession by keeping architects from organizing on a large scale. This prevents the ability to push an agenda or have any appreciable measure of control over the built…
FRANKLIN Bluetooth Headphones Are The Best Headphones Under $50
Sure, you can take your music anywhere thanks to your smartphone or mp3 player, but shouldn’t your headphones match the limitless capabilities of your music listening device? … Read More
Forget Your Phone, The Panasonic Lumix LX10 Camera Proves Point And Shoots Reign Supreme
Smartphones haven’t killed point-and-shoot cameras yet. Case in point, the new Panasonic Lumix LX10 Camera. With an impressive 1-inch, 20MP sensor which is able to capture more … Read More
GoPro’s Big Bet On Its Karma Drone Pays Off
It’s been about a week since GoPro announced their new Karma Drone and the internet is still abuzz with hype for what could be the beleaguered company’s … Read More Full Feed
Jeb Bush Gets Nihilistic About Voting, Sheriff Has ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Creepy Clowns, Happy International Blasphemy Day!: A.M. Links
“If everybody didn’t vote, that would be a pretty powerful political statement,” says Jeb Bush. Politico takes a deep dive into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Brookings explores anti-blasphemy laws in the digital era. El Cajon police are still refusing to release a video shot by a bystander who witnessed…
Save Big on Dyson’s Gorgeous, Bladeless Pedestal Fan
I’ll admit, even refurbished, and even on sale, Dyson’s AM08 pedestal fan isn’t cheap. But come on, look at the thing. I want to play Quidditch with it. $150 is the best price we’ve seen on this model, so if it’s been on your wishlist, today’s the day to buy.Read more…
Third-wave iPhone 7 launch on Oct 14, then Samsung’s home market on Oct 21 [U]
Update: Apple is also showing the October 14 date for Macao, Malaysia and Turkey, and it’s likely we’ll see more countries added soon. Apple Premium Reseller iStore has tweeted that the iPhone 7 is coming to South Africa on October 14, with the information confirmed on both its website, above, and…
CloudMounter review: Less than perfect cloud storage on your desktop
Remember Bitcasa, the ill-fated “infinite” cloud storage outfit who wound up throwing in the towel after only three years? For all their faults (and there were a few!), they did get one thing right: Infinite Drive, which put that vast quantity of cloud storage alongside normal hard drives on the Mac…
Digital Trends
Stand aside, millennials: HelloTech aims to create tech-savvy senior citizens
For all the negative stereotypes there are about millennials out there, one thing no one can deny is that the generation knows its way around technology. Their parents and grandparents, unfortunately, often struggle in that area. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. HelloTech, an in-home tech…
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NASA-inspired indoor gardens may make at-home farming easier and healthier
Farming ain’t easy. It takes care, plenty of space, and no shortage of hard work. That makes homegrown produce a luxury for even the wealthiest city dwellers. But a company called Click & Grow wants to make farming at home as easy as pressing a button. After successfully launching the personal Smart…
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Prove your science behind counter-terrorism schemes, doctors tell government
Experts have called on the government to publish the science behind its counter-terrorism strategy, after programs such as Prevent proved inefficient and a possible waste of resources and taxpayer money. Read Full Article at
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Who should go to Mars?
Elon Musk laid out his plan to colonize Mars at a conference on Tuesday, but it was during the Q&A session that a woman asked one of the key questions: who will be chosen to embark on a risky trip to colonize a harsh planet? “If normal people want to travel to Mars, do we need some specific requirements?”…
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Palestinian and Israeli leaders shake hands at Peres funeral
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Panasonic Best in Class Over-the-Ear Stereo Headphones $22.49
Panasonic Best in Class Over-the-Ear Stereo Headphones $22.49
Future Smart Home Trends and the Products You’ll Be Using
The smart home industry in 2016 looks much different than it did only five years ago when Nest introduced its first-generation smart thermostat. No doubt, the industry will change again half a decade from now. It’s time to jump into your time machine. You’re about to uncover what could be the biggest…
A Complete Guide to Default Mac Apps and What They Do
Like most operating systems, your Mac comes loaded with a handful of default apps that cover all kinds of use cases: office work, web browsing, email, tasks and todos, maps and navigation, photo management, music and podcasts, and more. While Apple has done an overall great job in naming these apps,…
Vegans embrace the idea of changing the name of vegan cheese to ‘Gary’
There’s nothing vegans love more at a dinner party than a nice slice of Gary. “Gary” is a relatively new term the vegan community seems to be adopting following one (presumably non-vegan) person’s Facebook rant about vegans calling their cheese-alternatives “cheese.” SEE ALSO: Tricked-out vegan milkshakes…
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California approves unmanned self-driving car trials
Given the number of tech companies that call California home, it’s no surprise the state has been quick with forward-thinking legislation to support the development of self-driving vehicles. And almost four years to the day since driverless trials on public streets were first approved, a new bill has…
The last time Logitech released a webcam, Obama was running for re-election
 The last time Logitech released a webcam, the year’s hit song was by a fresh-faced Canadian newcomer named Carly Rae, Ryan Lochte was most famous for swimming, and we were all pretty sure the world was going to end in December. Sure that last bit still seems like 50/50, Mayan prophecies aside, but one…
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US protecting Syria jihadist group – Russia’s Lavrov
The US is trying to spare an al-Qaeda-linked Syrian group in case it is needed to unseat the country’s president, the Russian foreign minister tells the BBC.
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Xi factor: When Xi Jinping tries product, Chinese sales soar
There’s one sure way to boost sales of Russian ice cream, British beer or New Zealand travel packages in China – treat the country’s president Xi Jinping. Read Full Article at
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Russia limits state purchase of foreign electronic devices
The Kremlin has issued a by-law that limits state-run enterprises from buying foreign-made electronic devices. The list includes cellular phones, laptops and tablet computers, cash registers and ATMs. Read Full Article at
Home Remodeling Website Kukun Launches ‘La Boutique’ French Interior Designer Shop
‘Kukun‘ is a fun variation of the word ‘cocoon,’ based on the sense of coziness and security…
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LEGO Soda Machine
LinkWe’ve seen lots of LEGO vending machines, but never one that can dispense liquids. ElectryDragonite used a pair of Mindstorms NXT servo motors to create a hydraulic pump that to send soda through the machine and into a glass once the customer pays up. More Awesome Stuff: LEGO Pizza Vending MachineLEGO…
Student invents genius kitchen appliance for people with 1 arm
Loren Lim is a student and an inventor. He designed an award-winning kitchen appliance, which helps people with one hand, as well as stroke victims, be more independent. He was inspired to create the product by his late uncle, who had suffered a stroke himself. Lim is now going to visit IKEA’s headquarters…
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I’ll Bee There for You: Do Insects Feel Emotions?
These winged pollinators appear to have emotions, but it’s an open question whether they subjectively experience feelings — Read more on Full Feed
Why Didn’t the FBI Give Hillary Clinton Immunity and Spare Us the Drama?: New at Reason
Considering how many people surrounding the Hillary Clinton email controversy got immunity, perhaps it would’ve been easier if the Department of Justice simply granted immunity to Hillary Clinton. David Harsanyi writes: FBI Director James Comey, who testified in front of two congressional committees… – latest science and technology news stories
EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal
EU environment ministers agreed Friday to fast-track the ratification of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change, despite the fact that some national parliaments have yet to approve the deal. – latest science and technology news stories
Five cars that stood out at the Paris auto show
An obscenely powerful hybrid sports car, a family-friendly SUV with enough space for seven adults, and an electric vehicle that promises to keep going for over 300 miles (500 kilometers) on a single charge—those are some of the notable vehicles shining on the display stands under bright overhead lights… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists show cities can serve as a refuge for insect pollinators
Residents living in towns and cities can play a major role in ensuring insect pollinators survive and thrive around them, a team of international scientists has said.
Tetra 1-Gallon LED-lit Half Moon Aquarium Kit $12.27
Tetra 1-Gallon LED-lit Half Moon Aquarium Kit $12.27
Air Hogs’ Massive Millennium Falcon Drone Even Has a Tiny Han Solo and Chewie in the Cockpit
Air Hogs’ drones might not be as capable or maneuverable as those from companies like DJI and even GoPro now, but they’re incredibly easy for the average consumer to fly. And, more importantly, they’re available in versions that look like famous sci-fi spaceships , including this giant new flying…
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Track your workouts with Magellan’s budget-based, $20 Echo
Magellan is no stranger to the world of tracking devices, and if you’re looking for a simple and affordable way to track your workouts without all the gimmicks of today’s smartwatches, the Magellan Echo is the device for you. At just $20, it’s one of the most inexpensive, name-brand fitness watches you…
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Motion-directed robots on a micro scale
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US student in ‘blackface’ mocks Black Lives Matter campaign
A video showing a white American student in “blackface” apparently mocking the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked outrage.
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Physicists Quench Their Thirst for Modeling Superfluids
A multi-institution team led by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor David Ceperley is using high-performance computing resources at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to compare experimental findings pertaining to a variety of novel materials.
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Gulf Observing Organization Releases New Strategic Plan
New plan provides a roadmap for developing ocean tools, technologies and applications for improved ocean forecasts and better protections for human safety and the Gulf environment and economy.
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List of best cities for people with disabilities topped by Kansas town
Overland Park, Kansas, ranked first in the nation for income and healthcare for residents with disabilities Roughly 22 percent of adults in the U.S.—53 million people—live with some type of disability, but not all cities are created equal when it comes to meeting the needs of this of this group. Researchers…
iPhone gets sucked into a treadmill, attains this beautiful round shape
Ever dropped your phone while running on a treadmill? According to a recent Reddit post, it’s actually possible for the treadmill to suck in an iPhone and spit it out on the other side, destroying it in the process.  The end result, however, is far more aesthetically pleasing than one would expect (see…
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Mac Week: 5 killer Logic Pro X features that convinced me to ditch Garageband for good
IntroductionWhether you’ve just bought a new Mac loaded with macOS 10.12 Sierra for recording music or have been laying down sick beats in your bedroom for years, the decision of whether to upgrade from Garageband to Logic Pro X can be a tough one.Garageband is free and comes with a sweet selection of…
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A 60s Japanese Cartoon Predicted Our Autonomous Car Dilemma
On New Year’s Day in 1963, a Japanese cartoon’s debut episode illustrated a technological problem that we’re only beginning to deal with now in 2016: what happens when a self-driving car kills somebody? That cartoon was Astro Boy, whose eponymous protagonist’s spiked black hair and friendly demeanor…
Can you really communicate using iMessage art?
We’re all excited that Apple decided to include drawing capabilities in the new iMessage, but are they really effective for communication?  We put this new feature to the test.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Imessage, Iphone, and Tech
Freeze Your Cake Before Decorating for Prettier, Smoother Frosting
Slicing the top, rounded portion off of a cake before frosting gives it a smoother, more professional look. To make removing that top crumbly layer even easier (not to mention smoothly frost the sides), just pop it in the freezer first.This tip comes from Epicurious, and is just one a whole slew of helpful…
12 awesome tech items to pump up work and play
SPONSORED: Whatever you’re doing — whether it’s getting some business-related tasks done or trying to get the most out of your weekend or family trip — gear makers have developed some devices that will give you a helping hand in the office, at home, or on the road. Technology is filtering into every…
Google Assistant could be the killer bot, but it’s missing a key feature
As Google Allo becomes available worldwide, just over a week into its existence, its Google Assistant is already being called a standout in the rapidly growing field of bots. Pete Skomoroch, founder of early-stage startup Skipflag and formerly a principal data scientist at LinkedIn, called the search…
Pantomime launches Creatures AR app with shared augmented reality
Pantomime, a maker of augmented reality technology, has unveiled its new Creatures AR app with shared augmented reality. Sebastopol, Calif.-based Pantomime has come up with a way of viewing virtual reality imagery without wearing goggles. The new technology is part of the promise of virtual reality…
RT – Daily news
Anthem protests in sports continue as Australian athletes vow to act
Former rugby league star and professional boxer Anthony Mundine has called on all players at this weekend’s National Rugby League (NRL) and Australian Football League (AFL) grand finals to boycott the Australian national anthem. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in Italian drug lord’s house 14 years after heist
A sting operation targeting organized crime in Naples, Italy, has recovered two Vincent van Gogh paintings that were stolen in 2002 in one of the most infamous heists the art world has seen in recent years. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
6yrs to launch case against CIA: Pakistani man finally gets chance to sue US over fatal drone strike
A high court in Islamabad has finally ordered the Pakistani government to initiate criminal proceedings against the CIA over a drone strike that killed the brother and son of journalist Karim Khan back in 2009, his lawyer told RT. Khan first started his legal push in 2010. Read Full Article at
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German mayor knocked unconscious in brutal attack, likely over plans to accommodate refugees
Joachim Kebschull, 61-year-old mayor of the German town of Oersdorf, home to about 900 people, was beaten unconscious by unknown assailants. Investigators say the attack may have been linked to the mayor’s plans to accommodate refugees, local media report. Read Full Article at
33% off Kinivo 5 Port HDMI Switch With Auto-Switching & Remote – Deal Alert
This highly rated splitter from Kinivo takes 5 HDMI inputs from your various devices, and outputs them to one HDMI connection. Ideal for TVs that just don’t have that many HDMI inputs. 501BN will automatically switch to the currently active input source if there is only one active input. If there are…
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How will we get around when the Automobile Age is over?
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Eight Cartoons that Expose Climate Denial
A famous scientist and a famous cartoonist dismantle what they see as the biggest threat to the planet — Read more on
PlayStation 4 Pro
Gamers rejoice (unless you’re in team Xbox), the PlayStation 4 Pro is a real beauty, sporting a super souped up graphics processing unit for visuals that are quite simply out of this world — especially if you have a 4K TV. It promises to make things extremely interesting on the virtual reality front,…
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Scosche BoomBottle H20+ lets you jive in water without any worries
Scosche has been a staple name when it comes to portable speakers that not only crank out the volume despite arriving in such a small package, it is also the ideal tool to have if you need to get a little bit rough on your adventures, perhaps even being involved in a little bit of skirmish with ponds…
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Rupture: A Wall Cabinet by Filip Janssens
Filip Janssens is known for his custom, made-to-measure storage pieces that look as if there’s a tear in them and now he has designed his first freestanding wall cabinet with fixed measurements. Rupture features a similar look with the front appearing to have an irregular torn exterior. The… – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
Whimsical Interiors with Classical Inspiration
These interior designs are the work of Shelley Klausman Interiors, a design firm based out of Winter Park, Florida. Part fairy-tale, part classical, these designs cultivate an atmosphere that is charmingly familiar, but with a few surprisingly modern touches. Infused throughout each design is a playful…
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Solar-powered cylindrical treehouse in Mexico is made with sustainable bamboo
Related: 12 cocoon-shaped shelters connect visitors with nature in a Mexican biosphere reserve + Deture Culsign + Playa Viva Images via Playa Viva and Deture Culsign
The New Saleen S7 LM Pushes Over 1,000HP; Is America’s First True Super Car
We here at inStash are going nuts over the new Saleen S7 LM. Why? Just look at the darn thing! Dubbed “America’s only true super car”, the … Read More
Find Out Why We’re Drooling Over The 100% Solar Solaris Global Cruiser Yacht
We. Love. Luxury. Yachts. We love them so much, that over the last couple of months we’ve highlighted literally dozens of yachts on our home page! While … Read More
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Move Over, Steel: The High Rises of Tomorrow are ‘Plyscrapers’
Light, strong and renewable, wood may change how tall buildings are built – latest science and technology news stories
From Ferraris to SUVs: Five cars that shone at the Paris show
An obscenely powerful hybrid sports car, a family-friendly SUV with enough space for seven adults, and an electric vehicle that promises to keep going for over 300 miles (500 kilometers) on a single charge—those are some of the notable vehicles shining on the display stands under bright overhead lights… – latest science and technology news stories
Lake brownification and eutrophication decrease the content of essential fatty acids in fish used in human diets
Eutrophication and brownification change phytoplankton community structure and decrease the production of essential omega-3 fatty acids in lakes. Perch growing in oligotrophic clear-water lakes contain 1.5-1.9 times more essential omega-3 fatty acids than those grown in eutrophic and brown-water lakes. – latest science and technology news stories
Ex-AT&T worker accused of selling customers’ phone records
A former AT&T retail sales worker is accused of obtaining customers’ cellphone records and selling them to a private investigator—the second such case in Alabama in recent days, federal prosecutors said.
Cool Material
Blue Bottle Perfectly Ground Coffee Tastes Freshly Ground for 6 Months
Blue Bottle has been doing coffee, properly, for over a decade, but if you wanted it at home you had to grind it yourself. In early October, thanks to a partnership with Perfect Coffee, they’re releasing Blue Bottle Perfectly Ground Coffee. Using a specially designed, patent-pending, hermetically sealed…
Baby Solar System Sprouts Galaxy-Like Arms
A stunning photograph taken from the ALMA observatory in Chile shows a young star surrounded by a large disk of gas and dust. Like our very own Milky Way, this protoplanetary disk exhibits a spiral structure—a feature that could solve a lingering mystery about how planets start to form. Read more…
The FCC’s plan to replace your cable box with apps hits a snag
First, the Federal Communications Commission had a grand plan to blow up the set-top box and free consumers from the confines of their service provider. Then the FCC tempered that objective by asking the cable companies to create more apps. Now, the FCC has decided on the most moderate move possible:…
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Having an ‘ugly friend’ makes you more attractive, study claims
The ‘ugly friend effect’, whereby a person surrounds themselves with ‘DUFFs’ (designated ugly fat friends) to appear more attractive may actually work, according to new scientific research. Read Full Article at
The Best Way to Tie a Shirt Into a Crop Top So It Looks Good
Tying a knot in a button up is a fast way to transform it into a crop top. But if you don’t tie the knot right, it can stick out and look lopsided, which isn’t the look you’re going for. Here’s how to tie it so it lays flat and still looks good.Read more…
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Jedi scientists freeze light in midair to bring quantum computers a step closer to reality
Remember that scene in “The Force Awakens” where the dark side warrior Kylo Ren stops a laser blast in mid-air? In a Canberra laboratory, physicists have managed a feat almost as magical: they froze the movement of light in a cloud of ultracold atoms. This discovery could help bring optical…
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AT&T to end targeted ads program, give all users lowest available price
Enlarge / AT&T’s all-seeing eye will soon be shut. (credit: Seth Anderson) AT&T is getting rid of Internet Preferences, the controversial program that analyzes home Internet customers’ Web browsing habits in order to serve up targeted ads. “To simplify our offering for our customers, we…
Industrial Revolution: New Lab Opens as a Cathedral for Advanced Manufacturing in Brooklyn
In its current state of transformation, the Brooklyn Navy Yard presents a disorienting landscape where weathering, dilapidated industrial holds give way to micro-hubs of creativity and well-designed gastronomic outposts. The shifting nature of the massive complex is palpable upon arrival, like…
Toyo Ito’s Taichung Metropolitan Opera House Photographed by Lucas K Doolan
© Lucas K Doolan Designed in 2006, and under construction since 2009, Toyo Ito & Associates much anticipated Taichung Metropolitan Opera House has finally officially opened. The design is notable for its cavernous, curved and folded interior forms, which produce a dramatic and complex…
Make Fresh Ground Coffee At Home With This $40 Burr Mill
It’s easy to see why Cuisinart’s DBM-8 electric burr coffee grinder is Amazon’s top seller in the category. It’s affordable, it’s dead simple to use, it includes 18 coarseness settings, and it looks great. Today’s $40 price tag is roughly $5-$10 less than usual, so perk up, and lock in your order before…
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Swiss financier gets 5-1/2yrs in prison for fraud
Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court has sentenced a former Swiss fund manager Dieter Behring to five-and-a-half years in jail for fraud and money laundering. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Russia launches criminal cases against leaders of Ukrainian radical group Right Sector
Russian investigators have launched criminal cases against several leaders of the Ukrainian radical group Right Sector, saying that they possessed evidence of extremism and numerous crimes against Russian citizens and institutions. Read Full Article at
Xbox Project Scorpio release price tipped by Phil Spencer
Microsoft‘s Project Scorpio promises to be quite the step up from the current Xbox One, but how much is that boost in graphics capability going to cost? Obviously an exact price won’t come out until closer to the console’s release, which is currently scheduled for next year, but in a recent interview…
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Most read reviews this week: The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), The Best iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Cases So Far, and The Best TV. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
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Inner Vision for the Weekend of September 30, 2016
Inner Vision is a weekly digest connecting the dots between great everyday objects and the cultures and techniques behind living well with them. Here we move beyond recommendations and ratings, because just as important as knowing what to buy is knowing what’s possible using the products you’ve purchased….
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The Future of Fear: Inside the psychological maze of LA’s most insidious theater event
Audiences associate the word “horror” with scary movies or terrifying novels. But over the past half-decade, live theater and haunted house exhibits have merged, bringing new life to the genre with interactive, real-world experiences that let audiences step through the screen and into their own personal…
The Next Web
The Arkalight is an honest-to-god traffic light you can control from your browser
Technology companies are known for their unusual office furniture. Probably the best example is Google, whose workplaces are adorned with sleeping pods, bean bags, and slides. Mind Candy’s gorgeous London HQ looks like a fairytale forest, and AutoTrader has transformed a Volkswagen camper van into a…
BBC News – World
Month-old baby girl pulled from rubble in Idlib
A rescuer sobs as he pulls out alive a month-old baby girl from what is reported to be the aftermath of an air strike in Idlib, Syria.
How the scary potential of AI brought tech competitors together
We are racing toward a future we barely understand. Our stuff will be smart, sometimes smarter than us. Our cars will be their own backseat drivers. Our doctors will get second opinions from silicon. Much of the most eye-popping innovation we’ll see in the coming decades will be a direct result of the…
Popular Science
A Device For The Deaf That Lets You “Listen” With Your Skin
DIY Because your skin is an unused sound jack The VEST device lets a wearer “hear” conversations through his skin.
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Six Charts Show Why No One Is Talking About Climate Change
From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News The spiral of silence A report suggests there is a spiral of silence around climate change. Few Americans, even those who care about the carbon crisis, chat about climate change with friends…
Architectural Record
Former Secretary of State Negotiates Compromise to Move Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Forward
When the grandchildren of Dwight D. Eisenhower approved a compromise design last week, it seemed likely that Frank Gehry’s memorial to the 34th president would finally get built—perhaps even in time for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, on June 6, 2019.
Samsung apologizes to China over Galaxy Note 7 recall – CNET
The apology comes after a Chinese broadcaster accused Samsung of neglecting the country during its round of recalls, apologies and explanations.
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Sensitive US health and drug data left exposed by dozens of FDA security flaws
The US Food and Drug Administration hasn’t had an OPM-style breach, but it’s left plenty of doors wide open, says government watchdog GAO.
The Renault Trezor Concept is a Formula E car for the road…sort of – Roadshow
With a motorsport-derived powertrain and looks that kill, Renault’s Trezor is one of the best concepts at the Paris Motor Show.
Inside Science
New Findings Muddy Understanding Of Dark Matter
New Findings Muddy Understanding Of Dark Matter Observations of rotating galaxies could be explained without including dark matter, which may require changes to prevailing theories. question-mark.jpg Image credits: …
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How to Use Scribble to Write Messages on Your Apple Watch
In the earlier days of the Apple Watch, when you needed to enter text, you had to either use a canned response, an emoji, a doodle, or speak your message aloud and hope the watch would transcribe it correctly. However, that has changed with watchOS 3.Click Here to Continue Reading
60V, 4A Monolithic Buck Regulator w/ Rail-to-Rail Programmable Output and Integrated Current Monitoring
The LTC3649 step-down regulator combines key features of a high voltage buck regulator with a complete feature set that allows for ease of use in a variety of applications.
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Google search cards help you choose a college
Search for a college or university with Google and you’ll soon see a new results card. These small, mobile-friendly summaries include graduation and acceptance rates, the average post-grad salary and the normal fees for undergraduate tuition. All of… – latest science and technology news stories
Malls, stores consider new ways to protect shoppers
More sophisticated cameras. Security robots. Customers feeling shaken by recent attacks at U.S. malls may not notice huge changes—but mall operators are testing and putting in place new technologies and other measures to offer people more protection without intruding too much on their shopping time.
The new LIFX smart bulb emits infrared light to help security cameras see better
 California-based lighting startup LIFX has released a number of smart lightbulbs since completing a successful Kickstarter campaign back in early 2013. The latest from the company is pretty straightforward as far as such things go, offering up the kind of features we’ve long come to expect from the…
Treat Yourself to a Massage Any Time You Want It With This $20 Pillow
Nothing beats a massage after a tough day at work, and this $20 pillow includes four rotating massage nodes, infrared heating, and even an included car adapter so you can use it during your commute home. Now you won’t have to debase yourself by using the massage chairs at your local Brookstone.Read more…
Decide What You’re Willing to Pay for Something Before Looking at the Price Tag
Spending mindlessly is a sure-fire way to wreck your budget. One way to ensure you don’t overspend on stuff? Decide how much you’re willing to pay for something before looking at its price tag.Lifestyle blog Yes and Yes recommends this simple tip:When you see something you want to buy but don’t necessarily…
This $18 Olive Oil Bottle Measures Your Oil Before You Pour
Vremi Olive Oil Dispenser, $18When you cook with olive oil, you have three choices: You can pour imprecisely, you can make a measuring cup dirty, or you can use Vremi’s $18 olive oil dispenser, which measures out a precise amount of oil before you pour it. I know which one I would choose.……More…
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Google delays Android Wear 2.0 to 2017, releases Developer Preview 3
Tuesday brought an equitable mix of good news and bad news for fans of Google’s Android Wear operating system. The bad news? The Mountain View company is delaying the launch of Android 2.0, the software’s forthcoming revamp, from the fall of this year to sometime in early 2017. The good news? Google…
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Google’s Project Loon runs test of balloon-based internet service in Peruvian airspace
Google has shared details of successful tests of its Project Loon internet balloon system that took place in South America over the summer. The team was able to keep one of its Loon balloons in Peruvian airspace for fourteen weeks. Project Loon is a research initiative that aims to deliver internet…
Daan Roosegaarde launches campaign to make Beijing a smog-free city
Beijing Design Week 2016: Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has brought his huge smog vacuum cleaner to Beijing, and claims he can “make a whole city smog-free” (+ movie). (more…)
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The Waylens Horizon is a dashcam for the driving enthusiast
Enlarge / No, this isn’t a screencap from the latest Forza Horizon game. (credit: Waylens) Earlier this month, we took a look at a range of dash cams, cameras that drivers can use to keep a record of what happens around them. The devices can be very handy in the case of an accident (or meteorite…
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Renovating old homes into tech offices brings new life to small Japanese town
Architects Kosuke Bando and Issei Suma have managed to attract tech startups to an otherwise unremarkable small town For years, the population of Kamiyama—a picturesque little town in Japan’s Tokushima Prefecture—has been shrinking along with its economy. Between 1995 and 2008, the village’s main shopping…
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New Research Reveals an Ancient Reptile Had Bizarre Forelimb Evolution
Fossil remains from an ancient reptile known as Drepanosaurus reveals unusual skeletal adaptations in the forelimb that scientists have never before recorded in land animals.
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First Evidence of Deep-Sea Animals Ingesting Microplastics
Scientists working in the mid-Atlantic and south-west Indian Ocean have found evidence of microfibers ingested by deep sea animals including hermit crabs, squat lobsters and sea cucumbers, revealing for the first time the environmental fallout of microplastic pollution.
Amazon Launches $2.5 Million Alexa Prize For College Students Building Bots
Amazon has announced the Alexa Prize, a $2.5 million award for college students who develop technology to make it more natural to talk with company’s Alexa virtual assistant. Amazon said it hopes to build a socialbot on Alexa which is capable of conversing with people about popular topics and news events….
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Mac Week: The Apple of your eyes: how Apple’s AR and VR plans might take shape
Apple’s AR and VR plansVirtual reality is grabbing the headlines, with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR headsets already on sale and Sony’s PlayStation VR imminent. But, while Apple thinks virtual reality (VR) has some “interesting applications,” Tim Cook seems to believe that augmented reality…
Fractal Design Define S Black Silent AT X Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99
Fractal Design Define S Black Silent AT X Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99
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Take Off with these TSA Approved Travel Kits
Don’t board your next flight without these travel sized grooming kits. The post Take Off with these TSA Approved Travel Kits appeared first on The Manual.
In hospitals, Apple’s app platform becoming a force
Apple’s app platform has been quietly growing in popularity in U.S. hospitals. Now, the public is getting a look at one of the first apps to be used in a major hospital. HomeHero, a company that provides non-medical home care, is now using a new app created through Apple’s CareKit platform in partnership…
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Cybersecurity firm offers $1.5 million for iPhone exploits
A previously undisclosed (aka zero-day) exploit can fetch enough money to buy its finder a house. Zerodium, a firm that buys security exploits, has announced that it’s paying $1.5 million for one that can be used to take over iPhones and iPads. That’s thrice what the company used to offer, though it…
Score This Pocket-Sized 512GB SSD For $115
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The race to Mars: here’s how SpaceX ranks against the competition
On Tuesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced his ambitious — if crazy — plan to colonize Mars within the next 40 to 100 years. But Musk isn’t the only one with Mars dreams and ambitions. In fact, people have been drawing out missions to the Red Planet for at least the last 70 years — and we’re still waiting…
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Kuwait Law Mandating DNA Tests for All Residents Fuels Discontent
The controversial requirement would require 3.5 million people to submit samples to a new government database — Read more on
Print and ebook revenue down as Amazon slashes prices
 It’s good news and bad news for the publishing industry. The good news is that print revenue was up 3.4 percent in April, primarily in trade paperbacks, with some solid grown in young adult print and religious titles. The bad news is that revenue is down 4.3 percent year-to-date with a 7 percent loss…
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Dystopian AR art installation shows how plants might adapt to rising global temperatures
Walk through the museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park and you will find yourself surrounded by both aquatic and terrestrial plant life straight out of a science fiction film. The scene is described by Thiel as featuring “plants [which] have mutated to cope with the increasing unpredictable and erratic climate…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
South Korean production facility makes medicine out of dandelions
This herbal medicine production center in South Korea is dedicated to making various potions and remedies for liver, kidney and stomach problems out of dandelions. The timber and concrete production center and retreat, designed by Archihood WXY, opens up to embrace the elements and allow visitors to…
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Vidre-Slide provides clear example of cutting-edge glass
A 9-m (29.5-ft) long fully functional slide is claimed to be the first made entirely out of single pieces of glass. The Vidre-Slide comprises just two half-cylindrical sections bonded together with structural silicone. Not only does it demonstrate cutting-edge glass technology, but the result…
iClever’s Travel-Friendly BoostCube USB Charger Is Down To $8
iClever’s BoostCube checks just about every box you could want in a travel USB charger. You get three ports (all at 2.4A simultaneously), a foldable plug, and 240V support if you’re traveling internationally. Amazon’s currently selling it for $17, but you can save $9 today with promo code DEALNUM1 (white…
Mises Institute
Jeff Deist: The Broken State of Modern Economics
On Mises Weekends this week, Jeff joins our friend John O’Donnell at Power Trading Radio to dive deeper into the the broken state of modern economics. Along with touching on what is really being taught in American Econ programs today, Jeff and John discuss the college federal loan scam, and the unique…
Trump’s Overnight Twitter Tirade Sums Up His Weaknesses
For a guy who has polling issues with women and a reputation for bad impulse control, this was an awfully strange strategy—if it was a strategy at all. The post Trump’s Overnight Twitter Tirade Sums Up His Weaknesses appeared first on WIRED.
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Twitch to start offering a virtual currency
Video game streaming site Twitch is to introduce its own virtual “currency”, says its owner Amazon Game Studios.
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Baby born as ‘old man’ in case of ‘real life Benjamin Button’ (PHOTOS)
A newborn baby boy has been dubbed Bangladesh’s real life Benjamin Button due to his resemblance to an elderly man resulting from a rare genetic disorder which affects one in 8 million births. Read Full Article at
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Fresh New Tools and Utensils for Fall
With Back-to-School in full force, we’ve been reminiscing of the joy we used to get from shopping for new school supplies. Amidst the rows of pencils, paint tubes, and stacks of paper, remembering that feeling of excitement of a new semester and a fresh start. Though our fresh starts aren’t quite as… Full Feed
Ballot Access: Another Way Dems and the GOP Screw Third Parties – New at Reason
“A multi-party system is normal,” says Richard Winger, publisher and editor of Ballot Access News. “You only have a two party system if there’s repression. It’s not natural.” With both major parties offering up two of the most unpopular presidential candidates in modern history, many voters (and…
Trocafone unlocks Latin America’s smartphone market selling certified, pre-owned phones
 Sometimes it’s a startup business, and not political power, that grows out of the barrel of a gun. At least, that’s the story behind Trocafone, a Brazilian startup that just raised $7 million for its services buying, refurbishing, and re-selling smartphones across Latin America. The company’s journey…
Click & Grow Wall Farm
Dream of growing your own produce? Your cramped apartment might not have a yard but it can still have a garden with the Click & Grow Wall Farm. Like their counter-friendly Smart Herb Garden, the Wall Farm makes tending to your growing vegetables nearly effortless. The shelf-like farm comes in two…
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5 ways Americans are making non-traditional homes work
The New Better Off looks at the changing financial landscape of where we choose to live In her new book, The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream, Courtney Martin presents a frankly depressing statistic: Two-thirds of Americans today don’t believe they’ll be better off than their parents. …
Cut The Cord With These $18 Bluetooth Earbuds
Mpow’s Swift Bluetooth headphones dominated 2015, and the company’s ergonomic Cheetah line looks like a great sequel. If you want to try out a pair, promo code 2HTIZEGJ will knock them down to $18, a match for the best price we’ve seen.Read more…
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Hyundai teases new performance brand once again with its RN30 concept
For years, Hyundai has teased a new performance division called “N,” analogous to in-house tuners like Mercedes-Benz AMG or Ford Performance. The brand was officially launched a year ago at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, but hasn’t put a car on sale yet. Hyundai didn’t bring any “N” production models…
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This Huge Robot Will Drive Up and Build You a House [Video]
Bricklaying is a very old, traditional way to build a house—except now we have robots doing it faster than people. Hadrian X, a construction robot by Fastbrick Robotics, is a laser-guided, fully-automated bricklaying system. Its aim? Building brick houses in days instead of weeks. Fastbrick Robotics…
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The NES Classic has a CRT filter to make games look properly old school
Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is a fairly straightforward device: it’s a tiny version of the classic console, with 30 games built in so you can play them easily on a modern television. It doesn’t have much in the way of frills, but today Nintendo is revealing a few new features for the device. Most…
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US renews five-year gaming education grant for Becker College
To maintain its interest in gaming education, the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration renewed a five-year grant this week with Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Becker College is the home of MassDigi, an academic…
The Trtl Pillow Is a Perfect Travel Pillow for People Who Need Neck Support
In order for me to sleep while sitting upright, I tilt my neck to one side and just let it kind of hang there. Then I wonder why I’d wake up with neck pain. That’s all in the past, thanks to the Trtl Pillow, the best travel pillow I never knew I needed.The Trtl Pillow isn’t like those fat, horseshoe-shaped…
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Massive U.K. Brain-Mapping Project Releases First Results
The UK Biobank Imaging Study aims to track brain health in 100,000 individuals as part of a long-running effort to understand how diseases develop — Read more on
Apple’s spaceship glows to life at Campus 2 in latest drone flyovers
An updated look at progress made on Apple’s under construction Campus 2 over the last month arrives today courtesy of two new flyover videos.  more…Filed under: Apple
LIGO physicists favourites for Nobel prize, physics superstar tournament, and how long does it take to win a Nobel?
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Why It’s Important to Rethink Your Wants Vs. Needs
There’s nothing wrong with spending money on stuff you want. It helps, however, to have a clear understanding of what exactly your wants and needs are. This way, you can prioritize your spending as you like . As your lifestyle changes, you may need to rethink the expenses you consider “needs.”Read…
Did Donald Trump Sleep Last Night?
Donald Trump had a busy day yesterday. With a rally in New Hampshire and two (2) television interviews, it’d be enough to knock anyone out—let alone a 70-year-old man in questionable physical condition. Donald Trump, however, is not anyone. And god knows the last time Donald Trump slept at all.Read more…
How-To Geek
The Fastest Ways to Rename files on macOS
Most people rename files by clicking on a file, waiting, and clicking on the file name again. But macOS has quite a few great ways to rename files, some of which are even faster.Click Here to Continue Reading
Popular Science
We Are Closer To Curing All Diseases Than We Think
Health For cancer care, access to treatment may be the biggest obstacle Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced an ambitious project—to “invest in basic science research with the goal of curing disease.”…
Those Ridiculously Popular FreshWorks Containers Are Down to Their Lowest Price
While supplies last (which, if history is any indication, won’t be long), you can get a 17 cup and 2.5 cup RubberMaid FreshWorks container for just $12. That’s an all-time low by $3. I might just buy myself a second set.Read more…
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The Smog-Sucking Tower Has Arrived in China. But Can It Stay There?
Daan Roosegaarde reached into the pocket of his suit jacket, pulled out a plastic bag filled with black powder, and waved it around.“This is Beijing smog,” Roosegaarde said, before gesturing to the seven-metre tall, gently humming metal tower we are stood next to in the Chinese capital’s art district,…
Ars Technica
Humans’ murder rates explained by primate ancestors, controversial study says
Enlarge (credit: Getty | Auscape) Do humans kill each other because it’s in our blood, or is it all based on our environment? Philosophers and scientists have batted around theories for centuries. But an extensive climb through the evolutionary tree of mammals brought scientists to a fresh vantage…
Amazon reveals three games in production; one will use Twitch’s first currency
At TwitchCon 2016, the annual convention for the game-streaming service, Amazon Game Studios made a couple of big announcements: the company has three major titles in production, and one of them will be the first to support a new currency developed by Twitch, called Stream+.
U.S. Air Force puts STP-3 launch out for bid to SpaceX and ULA
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force on Sept. 29 called for bids from SpaceX and United Launch Alliance for a mid-2019 launch of an experimental blast-detection satellite and a half-dozen smaller spacecraft that will tag along for the ride. The Air Force, which is giving SpaceX and ULA until Dec. 2 to send…
Retro & Electro at Paris Auto Show
Despite rampant tech talk about software-driven cars, the Paris Auto Show has revealed automakers comfortable occupying a parallel universe — where luxury trumps autonomy, where they still describe a new car’s styling as if it were a sensuous wine.
Cool Material
The Weekend Agenda
Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.
Cool Material
The 10 Best New Things on Netflix in October
October is going to be a bittersweet month for Netflix. Subscribers are getting a ton of fun new programming, but we’d be lying if we told you not to prepare for some pretty staggering losses. We’re losing the entire Back To The Future franchise, along with The Exorcist, Congo, The Warriors, The Truman…
Curbed National
Things to know before buying in a homeowners’ association
HOAs are not for everyone Nearly a quarter of Americans live in communities governed by some type of homeowners’ associations (HOA), according to a 2013 report from the Foundation for Community Association Research. Most of these homeowners (70 percent, according to the report) believe that their association’s…
Digital Trends
Sky-high electricity bill? Four ways to measure home energy consumption
Home energy management is all about tracking how much electricity your house or apartment uses, then finding ways to save. Monitoring your home energy consumption, however, isn’t always easy — how are you supposed to measure the electricity any of your appliances use, let alone your whole home? Fortunately,…
Amazon Game Studios reveals its first three Twitch-integrated games
Amazon Game Studios is looking to get off the ground in a big way, announcing a total of three new games at TwitchCon 2016. What’s notable about these games doesn’t end at the fact that they’ll be the first titles from Amazon Game Studios, but also that they’re being built with Twitch integration baked…
This Ingenious Rolling Pin Uses Rings For Consistent, Adjustable Dough Thickness
Alright, this is just smart. This rolling pin features a removable ring system that allows you to roll out dough to a specific and consistent thickness, and at $16, it’s never been cheaper.Read more… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Revolutionary Composite Gas Transition Seal
Haydale Composite Solutions (HCS) have been awarded a contract extension by UK utility company – National Grid to develop 14 different lightweight composite Gas Transition Piece (GTP) solutions for…
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US election 2016: Trump berates Alicia Machado on Twitter
Donald Trump attacks a former beauty pageant winner who criticised him for alleged sexist and misogynistic remarks as “disgusting” in a Twitter outburst.
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Nissan re-invents the Micra for Paris, adding smart tech and efficiency
Nissan unveiled the fifth generation of the Micra subcompact, which is aimed directly at the European market. The Micra Gen5 is lower, wider, and longer to give more interior space and sees a host of upmarket driver-assist technologies as well… Continue Reading Nissan re-invents the Micra…
The Awesomer
Ram Rebel TRX Concept
LinkAn insane version of Ram’s Rebel pickup, ready to do 100 mph+ off-road. It’s driven by a supercharged 6.2L V8 Hemi (aka the Hellcat engine), tuned to 575 hp, an extra-wide track with monstrous 37″ tires, 13″ wheel travel, and six-point racing harnesses for all passengers. More Awesome…
“The housing crisis isn’t a crisis, it’s a design project”
Opinion: the UK’s housing crisis is no accident, but has been carefully orchestrated to become a catch-all excuse for self-serving projects, argues Phineas Harper in his first Opinion column for Dezeen. (more…)
Bluetooth or Not, This is a Great Electric Toothbrush Deal
Whether you’re enticed by the idea of a Bluetooth-connected toothbrush, or just want it to get off your lawn, $75 is a great deal for an Oral-B toothbrush with a pressure sensor, five modes, and compatibility with several different brush heads.Read more…
Why IBM Watson is interested in Twitter data and supporting developers
IBM Watson can do much more than answer questions on Jeopardy. Earlier this month, the artificial intelligence system created a movie trailer. It also powers driverless cars and is helping doctors with cancer care and research.  Watson is IBM’s bet on the next era of computing that is built to understand,…
RT – Daily news
Exposed: ‘Revolving door’ between British govt and arms dealers
Peace campaigners have exposed the cozy relationship between the British government and the nation’s arms dealers by publishing details of meetings between weapons manufacturers and public officials. Read Full Article at
Garmin makes fitness trackers for kids now
 I’m doing my best to resist the urge to go all Andy Rooney here and complain about kids these days. You’ve heard that one before. And besides, with all of those new VR tools and Pokemon Going, kids are probably getting a better work out than they have in a generation, right? Also, let’s be honest, when…
Today’s Best Deals: A Smarter Olive Oil Bottle, Electric Coffee Grinder, and More
Assorted kitchenware, the smartest olive oil dispenser, and a popular safety razor lead off Friday’s best deals.Read more…
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Alaska’s Glaciers Are Retreating
Although the mechanisms vary, together the glaciers are losing 75 billion tons of ice annually — Read more on
Aura rethinks the digital picture frame with smarter software, sensors & gesture control
 We’re taking more digital photos than ever, but we’re not very good about printing them out to enjoy them in our homes. Meanwhile, the digital picture frame market has filled with cheap products that haven’t kept up with technology developments, like ubiquitous Wi-Fi, better photo quality, and higher…
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China now streams some court trials on the internet
In China, some court cases will now be streamed on the internet for the public to view across the country. The Chinese government isn’t exactly known for transparency, but this is certainly a step in that direction. As you might expect, not all cases will be aired. The BBC reports “sensitive trials,”…
IDG Contributor Network: How Microsoft Cortana will run your entire office by 2020
Artificial intelligence is not just a trending topic or a fad. Major companies like Google (with the new Assistant bot in the Allo messaging app) and now Microsoft are focusing their efforts on automations meant to take most of the legwork out of our daily business productivity chores.This week, Microsoft…
Design Milk
3 Pattern Designers Re-Think Natuzzi’s Re-vive Chair
Italian furniture brand Natuzzi Italia employed the skills of three of the top UK-based pattern designers on a special collaboration where they were asked to reimagine the company’s iconic Re-vive chair. Dubbed the “world’s first performance recliner,” the best-selling Re-vive received three…
RT – Daily news
‘Hard Brexit’ looms as May pressured to name the date
Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to announce when she will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty as senior EU diplomats predict Britain is on course for a ‘hard Brexit.’ Read Full Article at
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This charming robot: Amazon starts hunt for a AI bot you can gossip with
Amazon’s Alexa Prize is a $2.5 million hunt for a bot that can talk about sports and celebrity gossip ‘coherently and engagingly’.
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Paleo Profile: The Evasive Ostrich Seer
This ostrichlike dinosaur used to be categorized as a known species until paleontologists realized it’s something new — Read more on Full Feed
Poll: Active Military Members Have Had Quite Enough of Nation Building, Regime Change
U.S. military forces have been “ground down by 15 years of combat, the longest period of continuous conflict in American history” and “The country is employing its military at a rate it cannot sustain,” the editors of Military Times write in an editorial published earlier this week. Comparing today’s…
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US left with just one working fusion reactor — for now
Design flaw may have doomed machine at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.
How to Steal an AI
Researchers show how they can reverse engineer and even fully reconstruct someone else’s machine learning engine—using machine learning. The post How to Steal an AI appeared first on WIRED.
You Really Don’t Need to Watch the Black Moon Tonight
Have you heard? The Black Moon rises tonight! But if you’re worried about catching this “rare” phenomenon don’t be—it’s actually not that special.Read more…
Digital Trends
This Nerf-like Kickstarter turns your GoPro into a foam football for aerial shots
Crowdfunding projects are often hit or miss, but this new aerial photography Kickstarter project is a toss-up — literally. The AER is essentially a giant Nerf football for GoPros, with a foam base keeping the camera safe from impact and a pair of wings allowing for higher, steadier flight. Designed…
Digital Trends
Ever needed private meeting space in an open office? MIT and Google invented one
Open office spaces look cool and offer a more open workspace, but disruption and lack of privacy are ongoing issues. Inspired by a conversation with Google, MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab designed a drop-down cubicle that creates a private meeting area in open space, according to ZDNet. The Transformable Meeting…
Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals: Banana Republic, Levi’s, Uniqlo, Reebok, and More
Uniqlo HEATTECH for $8, SPANX at Nordstrom Rack, discounts from Levi’s, Banana Republic, and more lead Friday’s best lifestyle deals.Read more…
Facebook “Messenger Day” is the chat app’s new Snapchat Stories clone
 Facebook is stealing the Stories format and invading countries where Snapchat isn’t popular yet. Today in Poland it launched “Messenger Day”, which lets people share illustrated filter-enhanced photos and videos that disappear in 24 hours, just like on Snapchat. By using the international popularity…
Microsoft combines Cortana, Bing, with Microsoft Research to accelerate new features
Microsoft took the unusual step of combining its Bing and Cortana product teams with Microsoft Research, in a bid to accelerate innovation for both the search engine and the digital assistant. The move on Thursday was part of a broader reorganization that saw Microsoft split its Applications and Services…
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Boko Haram region poised for world’s worst crisis, says UN
Without more donor support the emergency situation caused by Boko Haram will become the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, a top UN official said Friday, as a massive appeal remained just a quarter funded.
RT – Daily news
Police didn’t stop truck in Nice horror, attacker drove on for 4 mins – French media
Police in Nice did not stop the truck in the attack in July that killed 86 people, as the vehicle appears to have stalled, according to a French TV program, which also claims the killer actually drove on for four minutes – not 45 seconds, as the authorities had stated. Read Full Article at
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Why Facts Don’t Matter to Donald Trump or the 2016 Electorate
Between the hours of 3 AM and 5 AM Friday morning, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm in which he was, you know, just saying that maybe Hillary Clinton helped former Miss Universe (and a target of Trump’s misogyny) Alicia Machado become a US citizen “so she could use her…
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Could a $9500 Bicycle Turn Me, a Sad Sack of Flesh, into a Superathlete?
I was 50 miles or so into one morning’s ride, pedaling up an exurban hill, the third hard climb in succession, in the lowest gear, uncharted territory where every stroke pushes you maybe three inches forward. It must have been quite a sight for the wealthy denizens of rural-ish New York, to look outside…
RT – Daily news
Pakistan cinemas ban Indian movies amid ‘deteriorating situation’ in Kashmir
Pakistani theater owners have stopped screening Indian movies as a sign of “solidarity” with the country’s armed forces until tensions de-escalate over disputed Kashmir. Read Full Article at
Architectural Record
Fit to be Tiled: Cersaie 2016
If you want to get a sense for what’s next in ceramic tile innovation, the annual Cersaie exposition in Bologna, Italy is not an event to glaze over.
The Next Web
Audeze’s iSine 10 planar magnetic earphones sound as good as they look crazy
A couple of weeks ago, Audeze surprised audiophiles and stuck huge planar magnetic drivers into its new alien-looking iSine series. I was able to try out the ‘entry-level’ model, the $400 iSine 10, for about 30 minutes. In short: they sound like no IEMs (in-ear monitors) I’ve heard before. That’s probably…
Google expands Waze Rider pilot program to San Francisco users
Google has quietly begun rolling out its Waze ride-sharing service to users in the San Francisco Bay Area, following a pilot program that was initially available to more than 25,000 employees at select companies such as Adobe and Walmart. The service puts Google in competition with Uber’s UberPool and… all content
Flash Physics: Small reactors for the UK, dewetting seen at last, D-Wave previews new quantum system
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
3 Firms Selected in Competition to Design National “Science Island” in Lithuania
The government of Lithuania announced today the 3 winning architecture firms of a competition to design a new National Science and Innovation Center, to be known colloquially as “Science Island,” in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania. The competition, organized by Malcolm Reading Consultants,…
Limited-edition Dezeen watch by Void is “stripped back until it’s almost blank”
Dezeen Watch Store: a meeting in Hong Kong in 2008 led to the launch of the first Void watch on Dezeen and, shortly after that, the creation of Dezeen Watch Store. As we unveil our first limited-edition collaboration with the watch brand, founder David Ericsson explains how the…
Travel With an Architect: The AIA Announces Architectural Tours Across the Globe
Tour guides are a mixed bag. The best guides can bring a city to life, allowing visitors to truly grasp what makes a place special. The worst ones, however, simply work from a script and can transform even the most vibrant cities into a dull series of “sites” no more inspiring than what one would…
Stay Really, Really Warm With $8 Uniqlo HEATTECH
Uniqlo is kind of known for their Heattech and AIRism lines, and right now you can get select HEATTECH styles for $8 for both men and women. Even though the colder months are a ways away, it’s better to stock up now because $8 is a steal.Read more…
Curbed National
Electric vehicles too quiet? Volvo Buses has a solution for that
The detection system will alert people that may not hear an oncoming vehicle One main concern about electric vehicles is that they’re just too quiet. Without the whirring of a traditional engine, a pedestrian or a cyclist may not hear an oncoming bus in time to move out of the way. To address this issue,…
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Google employs machine learning to boost translation capabilities to near-human level
No one would accuse Google Translate, the favored tool of unscholarly high school language students everywhere, of being an inaccurate interpreter. The 10-year-old internet interpreter can fluently translate more than 100 tongues, recognize foreign restaurant menus and signage, and differentiate between…
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Google will take VR to the streets with Daydream pop-up shops all over NYC
Google is about to double down on virtual reality. Digital Trends has learned that the Mountain View, California-based search giant intends to launch a series of virtual reality-focused pop-up events in New York City from October through December — presumably featuring hardware, peripherals, and software…
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9 No’s and 1 Yes: How Not Quitting My Dreams Changed My Life | Gumption Creque | TEDxWilmington
Gumption was diagnosed with autism and given his nickname in school. He was told as a child and young man that he would never amount to anything, and would end up in prison. But he had a dream to own his own business. At age 29, he visit a number of banks seeking financing to buy the boat he needed to…
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How to Turn Any Web Page Into a Web App on a Chromebook
Chrome OS has long been more than “just a browser.” Since it essentially requires an active internet connection for most activity, web apps are the backbone of the Chrome OS ecosystem—but did you know that you can actually turn any page into a its own web app, launchable from the taskbar? Here’s how.Click…
Firefox blocks websites with vulnerable encryption keys
To protect users from cryptographic attacks that can compromise secure web connections, the popular Firefox browser will block access to HTTPS servers that use weak Diffie-Hellman keys.Diffie-Hellman is a key exchange protocol that is slowly replacing the widely used RSA key agreement for the TLS  (Transport…
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Grandpa Demosthenes & alzheimer: a hard game of poker | Olga Lymperopoulou | TEDxChalkida
Is alzheimer a disease that can be prevented? Olga Lymperopoulou through the life example of his beloved grandfather Demosthenes believes it can! Having discovered her passion for the science of neuropsychology quite early, she was accepted at 19 as a trainee at the Memory Clinic of the ArmyShare Fund…
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Clusters of Values-Driven Businesses | Francesco Benincasa | TEDxChalkida
What values make an entrepreneurial ecosystem truly impactful? Francesco Benincasa, having worked for over 20 years with tech startups from all over the world, shared his insightful view on the values that matter! Francesco Benincasa is an entrepreneur and investor. After 20 years of experience in starting…
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6yo ‘clings to life’ after Townville school shooting
A boy shot in the leg during the attack at an elementary school in rural South Carolina is fighting for his life after massive blood loss. His plight has inspired an outpouring of prayers and support across the nation. Read Full Article at
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Burqa ban: Bulgaria outlaws face-covering clothes in public places
Bulgaria’s parliament has passed legislation that effectively bans burqas – veils which fully cover the face, worn by Muslim women in public – in a bid to step up security in the country following a series of terrorist attacks in Europe. Read Full Article at
Hillary Clinton tears Trump apart with 9 tweets
Hillary Clinton is firing back at Donald Trump after his harsh Twitter rant this morning. Trump kicked off his Friday by hopping on Twitter to share thoughts about his opponent Hillary Clinton and her decision to include former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who Trump has referred to as “Miss Piggy”…
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Abstract Submissions Open Sept. 30 for Aging Conference
The call for abstracts opens Friday, Sept. 30, for the second annual Optimal Aging Conference, hosted by the Univeristy of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging and the Kentucky Association for Gerontology. The conference will be held June 11-13, 2017.
Author Says Going Offline For 24 Hours a Week Has Significantly Improved His Health, Sanity and Happiness
You don’t need someone to point out to you that you probably spend too many hours on the internet. Maybe it’s your job, maybe it’s a growing habit, maybe it’s both of them. An anonymous reader shared a link on Business Insider, in which an author named Roy Hessel shares what happened after he started…
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Libya: More than 100 families at risk of starvation in Benghazi
More than 100 families trapped in a Benghazi neighbourhood in Libya are at risk of starving to death, Amnesty International has said.
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States sue to block White House plan for internet transition
If you thought the battle over whether or not the “keys” to the internet would be handed over to an international governing body might be over quickly, we’ve got some bad news. Attorneys general from Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma and Nevada filed a lawsuit this week in an attempt to block the Obama Administration’s…
This Millennium Falcon Charging Cable’s Got It Where It Counts, Kid
The microUSB cable that came with whatever gadget you need to charge every night probably works just fine, assuming you take care of it. But ThinkGeek still makes a strong argument for replacing it with this electroluminescent cable that makes the Millennium Falcon on the end look like it’s making the…
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UN rights forum launches Burundi inquiry
The top U.N. human rights forum agreed on Friday to set up a commission of inquiry to identify perpetrators of killings and torture in Burundi and ensure that they are brought to justice.
Will Peter Thiel now sue Donald Trump out of existence too?
I just woke up to the Republican candidate for the United States presidency encouraging his supporters to find and watch a private sex tape featuring former Miss Universe (and Clinton supporter) Alicia Machado… Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S….
Here’s Your First Sizable Discount on the PS4 Slim
The PlayStation 4, particularly the new Slim model, doesn’t see a ton of discounts, but you can save $30 on the Uncharted bundle by buying from Jet. Either promo code SHOP10 (new users) or TRIPLE15 (three uses per user) will save you $30, while supplies last.Read more…
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How weak DNA evidence railroaded—and then rescued—Amanda Knox
(credit: Photo illustration by Aurich Lawson) Today, September 30, Netflix releases its original documentary, Amanda Knox. The film features the now exonerated suspects and the prosecutor who charged them as the piece looks back at a murder trial that grabbed headlines worldwide. As such, we’re resurfacing…
Pokémon Go made $470 million in 82 days as it moves from fad to steady success
Pokémon Go isn’t done going yet. Mobile intelligence group Newzoo has released a new report on Pokémon Go, the hit location-based game that came out in July for iOS and Android devices. Newzoo notes that Pokémon Go has made $470 million in the 82 days. While the initial, high-energy hype days of Pokémon…
No Man’s Sky helps digital gaming generate $6.1 billion in August
Consumers continue to spend more money on digital game downloads and microtransactions. Digital game sales reached $6.1 billion in August, according to intelligence firm SuperData Research. That’s up 11 percent year-over-year. As always, games like League of Legends, Overwatch, and Clash of Clans contributed…
Google shows off Tilt Brush VR painting prototypes: multiplayer mode, custom avatars, camera feed
Google today is unveiling new prototypes it has developed for Tilt Brush, a 3D painting app that’s available for the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. It’s a lot of fun to use the app on your own. But if a video preview is any indication, Tilt Brush will get really cool when you can use it with someone…
Why ad mediation needs disrupting
Mobile ad tech has evolved rapidly in recent years. As advertiser spend has increased greatly, there has been a correspondingly huge growth in tools and platforms to help app publishers earn as much revenue as possible through their in-app advertising. One of the hottest topics in ad monetization right…
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Ship carrying chemicals sinking off Japan coast
A tanker carrying 450 tonnes of a chemical used in cleaning products has foundered off the coast of Japan.
So now we have a federal CISO
 So now we have a federal CISO as part of the OMB (Office of Management and Budget). But what does that really mean? Read More
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Tracking Google’s 10/4 event: Everything from Google I/O is finally ready
Enlarge / Google’s event invitation. Are you ready for some hardware? On October 4, at 9am PT (Noon ET), Google is hosting a big launch party for its new phones and possibly all sorts of other Google Hardware devices. Given the fact that Google kept its event invite appropriately vague, the rumor…
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Drone lights, cameras and sucking up to a whale
September’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature’ s photo team.
Ubisoft CEO says NX could put Nintendo “back in the race”
Nintendo for a period of time in the ‘80s and ‘90s ruled over the relatively young gaming industry. It found success once again with its motion-sensing Wii console a decade ago but struck out swinging with its follow-up, the ill-fated Wii U. – latest science and technology news stories
American hopes IT switch doesn’t snag flights this weekend
American Airlines will make a big technology change this weekend involving planes and pilots, but passengers won’t notice a thing if all goes well. – latest science and technology news stories
US cities increasingly dealing with messy goose poop problem
Canada geese are loud, aggressive and annoying, but worst of all they poop everywhere—a messy problem vexing cities across the country trying to keep their parks clean and safe. – latest science and technology news stories
US official: Hackers targeted election systems of 20 states
A Homeland Security Department official says hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months. – latest science and technology news stories
World’s deepest underwater cave found in the Czech Republic (Update)
A team of explorers say they’ve discovered that a cave in the eastern Czech Republic is the world’s deepest flooded fissure, going at least 404 meters (1,325 feet) deep.
Massive Earthquake Along the San Andreas Fault Is Disturbingly Imminent
A series of quakes under the Salton Sea may be a signal that the San Andreas Fault is on the verge of buckling. For the next few days, the risk of a major earthquake along the fault is as high as 1 in 100. Which, holy crap. Read more…
This Week’s Most Popular Posts: September 24th to 30th
This week we talked about ways to deal with people who interrupt you, the best spots to sit on a plane, how to fact check the Presidential candidates, busted some flu shot myths, and took a look at the Raspberry Pi’s new OS. Here’s a look back. Read more…
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Goodnight, sweet princess! ESA releases final images of Rosetta’s crash-landing
Twelve years ago, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe took launched from French Guiana for a 10-year journey to rendezvous with Comet 67P. Its sidekick, a robotic lander named Philae, gained international attention when it had a bumpy landing on the comet in November 2014. Philae — the little lander…
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Robotic surgery tech provides users with a sense of touch
A new system called HeroSurg, developed by researchers at Deakin and Harvard Universities, is set to increase what surgeons can achieve via robotic surgery, using a haptic feedback system to provide a sense of touch. It also brings other improvements over existing tech, such as collision avoidance,…
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Audi doesn’t mess with the formula in smarter, lighter Q5
It might be difficult to tell from a distance, but you’re looking at the brand-new Audi Q5. With a stronger, lighter body and a new set of efficient powertrains, it aims to take the luxurious feeling from the Q7 and scales it down for families who don’t need seven seats and a gargantuan boot…. Full Feed
Why It’s So Hard to Stop Bad Cops From Getting New Jobs: New at Reason
Depending on the state you live in, you may be required to obtain an occupational license to become a plumber, an insurance agent, a hair braider, a manicurist, or even a racetrack employee. These licenses, which can take dozens or hundreds of hours of training to procure, afford privileged access…
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Canada’s CIA Had No Policy for Collecting and Using Massive Amounts of Data
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the country’s CIA equivalent, used large datasets to track and identify persons of interest without a policy to guide their collection, retention, or use, according to a new report from Canada’s intelligence watchdog.CSIS is tasked with tracking terror…

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