Indistinguishable from Magic 10/16

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Stepped shelving creates extra storage in Bookshelf House by Andrea Mosca
Stepped bookshelves help to divide and characterise this house just outside of Paris, renovated by Italian architect Andrea Mosca. Read more
Big Think
Physicists Actually Create “Impossible” Time Crystals
Physicists create a structure that breaks the symmetry of time.Read More
Lifehacker
Google Maps Adds Shortcut to Find Out How Traffic Is In Your Area
Android: For many of us, Google Maps has long-since replaced radio shows for finding out about traffic on your way home. Now, Google’s making it easier with a home screen shortcut to see the state of traffic around you.As Android Police discovered, there’s a new 1×1 shortcut you can add to your home…
Digital Trends
Airlines are carrying fire-containment bags for phone and laptop fires
Airlines aren’t messing around with the threat of exploding phones. Smoking, burning, and exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablets have added urgency to concerns about mobile devices with lithium-ion batteries. Two U.S. airlines have already added fire-containment bags with a third planning to add them…
Digital Trends
Pixel vs. Nexus 5X: Which smaller Google phone is best for you?
Google unveiled a slew of devices at its October 4 event, and two of them are smartphones — the Pixel and Pixel XL. You can pre-order both devices right now (if they’re in stock) and they’ll be available on October 20. The smartphone market is saturated with big displays, but those who want smaller…
Gizmodo
A Party Game That Lets You Remix Levels On The Fly
The 2016 IndieCade Festival is going on right now in Los Angeles, which means there’s a lot of weird, cool stuff being shown-off, including a video game console called DOBOTONE.Read more…
VentureBeat
How this game company boosted profits sixfold without needing venture capital
GUEST: We’ve come a long way since the soft launch of our mobile game, Walking War Robots, on iOS in 2014 — our monthly revenues have grown to $1.3 million, and we released on Google Play. Over these years, we repeatedly encountered problems that allowed us to get where we’re at now. Based on our previous…
VentureBeat
Beyond Theranos: Next options for a better blood draw
GUEST: Theranos, once Silicon Valley’s sexiest startup, recently announced plans to shut down its blood-test facilities and lay off almost half its workers. But that shouldn’t mean the premise of Theranos is flawed. In fact, CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ vision — to remove the friction in blood diagnostics…
VentureBeat
How Servers.com helped Prisma get to 70 million downloads in 4 months
As one of the hit breakout apps of 2016, Prisma needs little introduction. The photo-processing app that uses artificial intelligence (A.I.) to transform your simple smartphone snaps into works of art became a runaway success in a handful of Eastern European countries when it launched on iOS back in…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Gunmen carry out deadly attack in refugee camp in Central African Republic
Eleven people were shot dead on Saturday in a camp for displaced people in Central African Republic, the UN’s MINUSCA mission said, days after 30 others were killed in fresh sectarian violence.
Digital Trends
Surreal projections on the ceiling of this Paris church leave visitors seeing stars
On a normal day, visitors to the ancient Church of Saint-Eustache in Paris’ 1st arrondissement have the luxury of enjoying the chapel’s gorgeous and historic Gothic architecture. Now — for a limited time — the church’s vaulted ceilings have been transformed into an otherworldly spectacle designed and…
BBC News – World
North Korea: US says it detected failed missile test
North Korea has conducted an unsuccessful launch of an intermediate ballistic missile, the US military says.
Gizmodo
Trump Supporters Still Spreading Bullshit About Armrests, Get Debunked Again
Trump supporters claim that airline armrests are the key to proving Donald Trump couldn’t have sexually assaulted a woman on a plane in 1979. But the aviation nerd community keeps debunking their bullshit.Read more…
Man of Many
A Boss-Looking Bike for the Big Boys – Classified Moto Honda XR650L
Virginia-based custom shop Classified Moto has transformed the Honda ZR650L into a monster where your rear might catch fire with the full CM custom stainless exhaust system and intake. The oversized STI Black Diamond tires shows that it’s one for the big boys ready for any on and off road adventure….
Lifehacker
DIYer Ben Heck Walks You Through How to Make a Ton of Electronic Halloween Projects
Halloween’s around the corner, and if you’re looking to make your own costume, Ben Heck and his crew take on a superhero costume, and in turn show off how to do a ton of different costume-related projects.The project takes on a ton of wearable tech, including adding sound effects, accelerometers, a set…
Digital Trends
An online shopping retailer has been sold for $3.3 billion, and no, it’s not Jet.com
For the second time this year, a giant company has purchased an online shopping destination for $3.3 billion. Media and internet holding company Naspers is selling Allegro, the Polish eBay rival, to Permira consortium for $3.3 billion, after Walmart purchased Jet.com for the same price tag just this…
BBC News – World
Yemen conflict: Two US hostages freed
Two US citizens held by Houthi rebels in Yemen are released and flown to Oman with victims of a recent funeral bombing, the US says.
Slashdot
Instacart Reverses Course After Backlash From Shoppers Over Plans To Eliminate Tips
Instacart says it is adjusting planned changes to its pay structure for full-service shoppers. The change of heart comes after independent contractors threatened to boycott the grocery delivery startup’s plans to replace tips with an optional 10 percent fee collected by the company. From a TechCrunch…
CNET News.com
Internet upset that Ken Bone is not a saint – CNET
Technically Incorrect: It seemed inevitable that the red-sweatered hero of a week ago would have his image examined. And now he’s less of a hero.
RT – Daily news
MoD to buy £3bn armored vehicle fleet from Germany – report
The British Army is set to buy up to 800 infantry vehicles from Germany at £4 million ($4.9mn) apiece in a deal that could cost taxpayers dearly in the long run, The Times reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Snowden ridicules Joe Biden’s cyberthreats against Russia
Whistleblower Edward Snowden has made fun of US Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement to respond to hack attacks, allegedly conducted by Russia, with a crafty counterstrike. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
The largest police force in the U.S. shuns iOS and Android, goes with Windows Phones
At this point, it is fair to say that smartphones have been around for more than a few years. You would not know it if you were a New York Police Department officer, however, since it took the largest police force in the U.S. until 2015 to issue smartphones and email addresses. What smartphones did the…
Mashable
Alec Baldwin endorses Charlie Brown for president
Well, it’s official: Alec Baldwin, who’s currently playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, has made his presidential endorsement. And — surprise! — it’s for Charlie Brown from Peanuts. Baldwin announces his endorsement, and encourages people to make sure they’re registered to vote, in a new…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Amid Syria’s violence, diplomats produce ideas but no truce
The United States, Russia and seven other would-be Syria mediators ended a 4½-hour meeting Saturday without agreement or concrete steps to match what America’s top diplomat described as the urgent crisis in the city of Aleppo.
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Superhero Winter Jackets
Unleash your little tike’s inner crime fighter by dressing him/her in these superhero winter jackets. These officially licensed geeky snow jackets feature an all over design based on the costumes of iconic heroes like Captain America, Iron Man, and the Hulk. Check it out $99.99
Discover Magazine
Stunning satellite image shows the powerful Ides of October Storm lit up by moonlight and plowing toward land
As I’m writing this on the afternoon of Saturday, October 15th, the powerful Ides of October Storm is bearing down on the Pacific Northwest, threatening strong winds, high seas, major storm surges, and coastal flooding, starting soon and continuing into the nighttime hours. The image above, captured…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Tabletop Succulents Centerpiece
Bring an air of spring into the room by setting out this lovely tabletop succulents centerpiece. The arrangement features a delightfully scented variety of succulents nested inside a rustic wooden box that adds to charm of this centerpiece. Check it out $32.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Sleep Aid Light Bulb
Sleep better than ever before by placing the sleep aid light bulb by your bedside. This NASA-tested bulb combines various types of LEDs to alter your body’s melatonin levels so that you sleep better, wake up smoother and feeling well rested. Check it out $99.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Laser Chasing Scratch Post
Keep your kitty active and entertained while she’s inside with this laser chasing scratch post. Apart from acting as a sturdy scratch post for your kitty, the top of the device projects a red laser dot that moves all around the floor in random patterns. Check it out $79.95
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Book Cover Wall Lamp
Get more use from your favorite novels by placing them atop this book cover wall lamp. This contemporary piece features a triangular matte white bracket which houses a 25 watt E14 lightbulb. It’s the perfect night light for a book worm. Check it out $70.79
Lifehacker
Use Up Leftover Soup by Turning It Into a Sauce
If you’re tired of eating that huge batch of soup you made, or you’re just not sure what to do with the last dredges, grab your blender. You can turn it into a sauce that you can use with a bunch of other meals.Sarah Britton of My New Roots shared a clever tip for using up leftover soup on her Instagram:…
CNET News.com
The 24 deadliest animals on Earth, ranked – CNET
The prospect of being fatally attacked by an animal is a gruesome one, but do you know which species are most likely to kill you? We’ve culled data from sources ranging from the Gates Foundation to National Geographic to provide a comprehensive list of the 24 creatures that kill the most humans each…
Slashdot
Maths Becomes Biology’s Magic Number
In the middle of a discussion about the pros and cons of statins, Sir Rory Collins, the head of clinical trials at Oxford University, noted that If you want a career in medicine these days you’re better off studying mathematics or computing than biology. A report on BBC adds: It is a nice one-liner,…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Sony PlayStation VR review: Broken promise
On paper, Sony’s PlayStation VR is the virtual reality system to buy. Its specs don’t soar to the stratospheres of the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, but neither does its price. And with well over 40 million PS4s already in the wild, that’s a population the size of Spain’s that already owns half…
Reason.com Full Feed
Electoral Politics Is a Horrible Context In Which to Talk About Sexual Consent
With less than a month left until the 2016 presidential election, the focus has shifted from immigration, foreign affairs, free trade, and other (nominal) questions of policy to whether the Republican nominee is a sexual predator and how much room his opponent has to criticize him for it, given her…
BBC News – World
Giant jade stone uncovered in Myanmar
A giant jade stone weighing 175 tonnes has been uncovered by miners in Myanmar.
Fast Company
Four Counterproductive Myths About Conflict
Nate Regier grew up the son of Mennonite missionaries over the border from apartheid South Africa. Here’s his take on productive conflict. Nate Regier grew up the son of Mennonite missionaries over the border from apartheid South Africa. Here’s his take on productive conflict.Conflict…
TechCrunch
Multi-media journalists face jail time after reporting on North Dakota pipeline protest
 Investigative reporter and co-founder of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman, is now facing riot charges in the state of North Dakota after her report on a Native American-led pipeline protest there went viral on Facebook. Democracy Now! issued a statement about the new charges against Goodman late Saturday….
Lifehacker
This Week’s Top Downloads
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week. How to Get Google Assistant On Any Phone Running Android Nougat Google Assistant, the new intelligent, conversational virtual assistant, is sadly only officially available…
Digital Trends
‘Law and Order: SVU’ to push back episode featuring Trump-inspired character
The episode of Law and Order: SVU inspired by “the law and order candidate” won’t see the light of day until after the 2016 presidential election, Variety reported. An upcoming episode of the show, titled Unstoppable, is heavily inspired by the civil lawsuit pending against Republican presidential nominee…
BBC News – World
Turkey protesters march against post-coup purge
Around 500 people march in Turkey’s capital Ankara and in Istanbul to protest against the extension of the state of emergency in the country.
Slashdot
Uber’s Ad-Toting Drones Are Heckling Drivers Stuck in Traffic
Drivers stuck in traffic in Mexico city are lately seeing a fleet of sign-toting drones buzzing at them, saying (in Spanish) “Driving by yourself? This is why you can never see the volcanoes.” (It’s a reference to the smog that often hovers over the city and obscures two nearby peaks.) Turns out, it’s…
VentureBeat
5 tech innovations I want to see in marketing
GUEST: For marketers, innovation can bring about impressive opportunities (like the rise of social media), or throw up obstacles that force them to redirect and rewrite the gameplan (like ad blockers). The World Wide Web went live in 1991. Smartphones began their rise to prominence in the mid 90’s….
VentureBeat
How A.I. can improve the search bar
GUEST: With changes in ecommerce taking place at a faster rate than ever before, two major shifts in consumer behavior have impacted retailers in a way that they cannot ignore. The first is the increasing importance placed on consumer reviews. This trend has grown in significance, with one survey stating…
VentureBeat
The Department of Defense launches a tech accelerator to solve ‘national security challenges’
The U.S. Department of Defense and New York University are co-hosting a disaster relief-focused hackathon in Brooklyn this weekend to draw attention to the agency’s new technology accelerator, MD5. Described by the DoD as a partnership between the agency, NYU, and a “network of top U.S. research universities,”…
RT – Daily news
‘Interesting ideas & candid discussion’: Syria talks positive, but no breakthrough
International talks on Syria in Switzerland’s Lausanne have ended after four hours of discussion behind closed doors. No breakthrough has apparently been reached. Participants have agreed to further work on solving the crisis, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding that there are “some…
BBC News – World
Road from Damascus
Sami Farah, a young Syrian refugee, tells the BBC he is relieved to have a job in Berlin but anxious about his future.
BBC News – World
Fatal first
Gemma Handy reports from Guyana, the country with the world’s highest suicide rate, on efforts to offer young people skills to stop them from attempting to take their lives.
TechCrunch
Employment in China’s tech industry
 Despite murmurs of tumult and slowdown in the Chinese economy, the fact remains that China’s economic engine has been on a tear — at roughly 6.5 percent or more for the last six years. Much of this growth has been fueled by China’s emergent tech industry, as even in Silicon Valley, China’s BAT companies…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
marcelo ertorteguy’s imaginary farming homes suggest a greener way to live
the series includes a wind turbine house with picnic area beneath, and a swimming pool that can water crops. The post marcelo ertorteguy’s imaginary farming homes suggest a greener way to live appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Dense molecular gas disks drive the growth of supermassive black holes
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 Supermassive black holes more than a million times the mass of our sun exist at the centers of many galaxies, but how they came to be is unclear. Meanwhile, a correlation between the rate at which stars form in the central regions of galaxies and the amount of gas…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Spacecraft ‘Nuclear Batteries’ Could Get a Boost from New Materials
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 14, 2016 No extension cord is long enough to reach another planet, and there’s no spacecraft charging station along the way. That’s why researchers are hard at work on ways to make spacecraft power systems more efficient, resilient and long-lasting. “NASA needs reliable…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
DARPA Helps Paralyzed Man Feel Again Using a Brain-Controlled Robotic Arm
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 A DARPA-funded research team has demonstrated for the first time in a human a technology that allows an individual to experience the sensation of touch directly in the brain through a neural interface system connected to a robotic arm. By enabling two-way communication…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Vice Premier calls for more contributions to China’s space program
Beijing (XNA) Oct 14, 2016 Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai on Wednesday called for more contributions to the country’s space program. During a seminar marking the 60th anniversary of China’s space program, Ma said that with the leadership of the central authority and the contributions of scientists,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Mars astronauts face chronic dementia risk from cosmic ray exposure
Irvine CA (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 Will astronauts traveling to Mars remember much of it? That’s the question concerning University of California, Irvine scientists probing a phenomenon called “space brain.” UCI’s Charles Limoli and colleagues found that exposure to highly energetic charged particles…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
ILS Announces Two Missions under Its EUTELSAT Multi-Launch Agreement
Reston VA (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 International Launch Services (ILS) announces its first commercial shared launch using a Proton Breeze M with the EUTELSAT 5 West B satellite and MEV-1, the first Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) developed by Orbital ATK. In addition, ILS is pleased to announce the…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
China to Collaborate on Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 The National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) is joining forces with the Breakthrough Initiatives to launch a coordinated search for evidence of intelligent life beyond Earth, using some of the world’s most powerful telescopes. NAOC’s brand-new FAST telescope…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
How this Martian moon became the ‘Death Star’
Livermore CA (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 Mars’ largest moon, Phobos, has captured public imagination and been shrouded in mystery for decades. But numerical simulations recently conducted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have shed some light on the enigmatic satellite. The dominant feature…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Volcano Tissue Dispenser
This fun wooden tissue holder is shaped like a miniature volcano that dispenses an eruption of tissues from its lava vent, minus all the lavaClick Here For Complete Details
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Climate change may help Ethiopia, increase the country’s access to water
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Oct 17, 2016 Despite the many disastrous impacts of climate change, there are some regions of the globe that might benefit from hotter temperatures. A team of researchers from Virginia Tech have predicted that water availability in the Blue Nile Basin of Ethiopia may increase…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Coastal spider ancestors may have dispersed eastward across Southern Hemisphere oceans
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 17, 2016 Coastal spiders may have undergone transoceanic dispersal eastward from South America to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand as the Amaurobioides genus evolved, according to a study published Oct. 12, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by F. Sara Ceccarelli…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Understanding how plants withstand harsh conditions remains major research challenge
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Oct 17, 2016 Understanding how plants sense and cope with harsh conditions such as drought, too much salt in the soil or extreme temperatures could help researchers develop tougher crops – an essential step to improving agricultural productivity, environmental sustainability…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Antarctica is practically defined by ice. What happens when it melts?
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 17, 2016 A single season of intense melting buffeted Antarctica in 2001-2002. It yielded changes that ranged from speeding up microbial food webs to shifting penguin populations. A special section in the October issue of BioScience examines the impacts on two very different…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
New permafrost map shows regions vulnerable to thaw, carbon release
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Oct 17, 2016 A new mapping project has identified regions worldwide that are most susceptible to dramatic permafrost thaw formations, known as thermokarst, and the resulting release of greenhouse gases. University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers David McGuire and Vladimir…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Soybean nitrogen breakthrough could help feed the world
Pullman WA (SPX) Oct 17, 2016 Washington State University biologist Mechthild Tegeder has developed a way to dramatically increase the yield and quality of soybeans. Her greenhouse-grown soybean plants fix twice as much nitrogen from the atmosphere as their natural counterparts, grow larger and produce…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Wind patterns in lowest layers of supercell storms key to predicting tornadoes
Raleigh NC (SPX) Oct 17, 2016 New research from North Carolina State University has found that wind patterns in the lowest 500 meters of the atmosphere near supercell thunderstorms can help predict whether that storm will generate a tornado. The work may help better predict tornado formation and…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Stanford researchers capture Central Asia’s ‘de-greening’ over millions of years
Stanford CA (SPX) Oct 17, 2016 A new study chronicles how central Asia dried out over the last 23 million years into one of the most arid regions on the planet. The findings illustrate the dramatic climatic shifts wrought by the ponderous rise of new mountain ranges over geologic time. Researchers…
Digital Trends
The 808 Canz XL is bigger than the original, but is it better?
As technology improves, we typically think of things getting smaller, slimmer, and more compact, as companies squeeze more performance out of less space. But you can only cheat the laws of physics so far. That’s why 808 Audio super-sized its successful Canz speaker with the recently released Canz XL….
Digital Trends
How do engineers design today’s astronomically complicated cars? Using these tools
Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a policy statement about self-driving cars. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx boiled it all down to this: “The self-driving car raises more possibilities and more questions than…
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Subscribe to Reason’s Podcast! Conversation as Free and Fun as Found Money!
The Reason podcast is up and running at iTunes and Soundcloud. Recent episodes have featured Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson, spirited debates about Bob Dylan’s politics and Nobel Prize, Instapundit Glenn Reynolds on getting suspended from Twitter, and Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
No satellites needed for next-gen navigation system that uses “signals of opportunity”
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a great navigation aid – unless you lose the signal while negotiating a complicated spaghetti junction. That’s bad enough for conventional cars, but for autonomous vehicles it could be catastrophic, so the University of California, Riverside’s Autonomous…
RT – Daily news
Veto right prevents UNSC from turning into ‘rubber stamp’ for US & allies – Churkin
The right of veto in the UN Security Council serves as a cornerstone of global security ensuring that the US and its allies cannot abuse their majority to rubberstamp resolutions on a grand scale, Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said. Read Full Article at RT.com
CNET News.com
WikiLeaks posts Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speeches in full – CNET
The controversial site continues to publish what it says is leaked information gained from a breach of a Clinton aide’s email account.
Mashable
Australia’s new $5 bill is so high-tech it can play a vinyl record
Australia’s new A$5 bill is so high-tech vending machines can’t handle it, but no problem — here’s something else you can do with all that spare cash. In a video posted by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA), NFSA education manager Cris Kennedy uses the new plastic note to play a record…
RT – Daily news
Boris Johnson praised ‘intimate’ EU-UK ties days before switching to Brexit camp – report
Just two days before announcing his support for the pro-Brexit movement, the current British Foreign Minister reportedly wrote a “remain” article that was never published, in which he urged Brits to continue exploiting the advantages of EU membership. Read Full Article at RT.com
VentureBeat
Mitsuku chatbot wins Loebner Prize for most humanlike A.I., yet again
GUEST: With all the hustle and bustle going on in the world of chatbots at the moment, one crucial event that is very relevant to the future of A.I. has gone relatively unnoticed. If you are interested in chatbots and A.I., you may have heard about the Loebner Prize, which was created by Hugh Loebner…
VentureBeat
4 ways A.I. and bots can’t help the sales process
GUEST: If robots haven’t taken your job, they’ve taken something else: all of the headlines. A.I. will transform work as we know it — in fact, it already has. Whether your business is in technology, finance, agriculture, or manufacturing, A.I. can find and dissect risk. It can analyze complicated patterns…
Fast Company
Two Simple Tricks For Staying Positive In A Long, Hard Job Search
One of the biggest obstacles in a depressingly drawn-out job search can be your own morale. One of the biggest obstacles in a depressingly drawn-out job search can be your own morale.You’ve been applying to jobs for months, and while you’ve gotten an interview or two, nothing has…
RT – Daily news
‘Ironclad commitment’: US vows to protect S. Korea & Japan after Pyongyang’s failed missile test
North Korea attempted to launch another intermediate-range ballistic missile on Saturday, according to the Pentagon. Both the US and South Korea condemned the launch of the rocket, which reportedly failed immediately after lift-off. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Dead German terror suspect ‘scouted big Berlin airport, spoke to IS contact’ – reports
A Syrian bomb plot suspect, who committed suicide in a Saxony jail after a two-day manhunt, eyed a “big airport in Berlin” as a “better” target than trains, and planned to make a suicide-vest. He was also in touch with IS contacts, reported German media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Here’s Apple’s workaround when your iPhone 7 home button fails
The iPhone 7’s non-moving home button may feel odd at first, but it has its perks… especially if it ever stops working. MacRumors forum goer iwayne has shown that the new iPhone will give you an on-screen home button (along with a warning that you may need repairs) if it thinks the physical key is…
Slashdot
China Has Now Eclipsed The US in AI Research
Earlier this week, the Obama administration discussed a new strategic plan aimed at fostering the development of AI-centered technologies in the United States. What’s striking about it is, the Washington Post notes, although the United States was an early leader in deep-learning research (a subset of…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
US Navy’s largest-ever destroyer joins the fleet
Under clear skies and to the music of brass bands, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) has formally been commissioned into the United States Navy. On Saturday at 6:20 pm EDT, Captain James A Kirk took command of the next-generation multimission Zumwalt-class destroyer at North Locust Point in Baltimore…
RT – Daily news
US destroyer ‘appears’ to have fallen under new attack off Yemen – Pentagon
Just two days after the US launched retaliatory strikes in Yemen and vowed to continue with the “self-defense” measures it deems necessary, the USS Mason has allegedly fallen under attack for the third time in a week, according to the Pentagon. Read Full Article at RT.com
designboom | architecture & design magazine
gabriel dawe weaves a 90-mile-long spectrum inside san antonio airport
made up of more than 19 colors, the installation creates a prism-like effect that represents the full spectrum of visible light. The post gabriel dawe weaves a 90-mile-long spectrum inside san antonio airport appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Extraterrestrial impact preceded ancient global warming event
Troy NY (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 A comet strike may have triggered the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming of the Earth caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago, which offers analogs to global warming today. Sorting through samples of sediment…
Gear Patrol
The Gear You Want, Made to Last
In the wake of Samsung’s flop, we celebrate gear that is made to last. …Read More »
VentureBeat
Indie developer re-creates the Serenity spacecraft from ‘Firefly’ in VR
Burn the land. Boil the sea. I don’t need any of that junk in virtual reality. Fans of the cult-classic sci-fi television program Firefly can now explore the show’s Serenity vessel in virtual reality thanks to the work of indie developer Kaveh Tabar. He has spent the last several years piecing together…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Simulations show how to turn graphene’s defects into assets
University Park PA (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 Researchers at Penn State, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company have developed methods to control defects in two-dimensional materials, such as graphene, that may lead to improved membranes for water…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Ban promises more aid as desperate Haitians loot UN trucks
Haitians desperate for relief from hunger and sickness in the wake of Hurricane Matthew looted United Nations trucks on Saturday during a short visit to a hard-hit port town by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who promised more aid.
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
UN chief warns aid ‘fatigue’ in hurricane-hit Haiti; Elections delayed
Port-Au-Prince (AFP) Oct 16, 2016 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced distress Saturday at the “absolute devastation” caused by a deadly hurricane in Haiti, and disappointment at scant emergency aid reaching the struggling nation. “I am disappointed by the response of the international community….
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Thousands flee as typhoon smashes into Philippines
Manila (AFP) Oct 16, 2016 Typhoon Sarika smashed into the main Philippine island of Luzon early Sunday, ripping off roofs, toppling power lines and forcing more than 12,000 people to flee to safer ground, officials said. Minor landslides and flooding were also reported a day after the cyclone…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Craze for hornbill ‘ivory’ pushes Borneo icon to the brink
Pontianak, Indonesia (AFP) Oct 16, 2016 A striking bird with monochrome plumage and a formidable “beak”, the helmeted hornbill is being hunted to extinction, one of the latest victims of a thriving global trade in exotic wildlife. For decades poachers in Borneo’s western forests focused on capturing…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
11 dead in Vietnam floods: state media
Hanoi, Vietnam (AFP) Oct 15, 2016 At least 11 people have died and several more are missing in heavy flooding in central Vietnam, state media said Saturday, with tens of thousands of homes completely submerged by water. The communist government has ordered local authorities to mobilise the army…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Bermuda gears up for restoration efforts as Hurricane Nicole moves on
Miami (AFP) Oct 14, 2016 A weakening hurricane Nicole began moving away from Bermuda after slamming into the tiny British archipelago Thursday, though wind gusts of tropical storm force were still possible, the National Hurricane Center said. “Weakening is forecast during the next couple of days,…
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: US Secretary Kerry to visit London for talks
US Secretary of State John Kerry is to attend a meeting in London hosted by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the ongoing civil war in Syria.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Trump challenges ‘pumped-up’ Clinton to drugs test before next debate
Donald Trump on Friday sarcastically dismissed women accusing him of sexual misconduct — even as two more came forward with lurid accounts — and denounced what he called an international political and media plot against him.
Slashdot
No One Wants To Buy Twitter
At one point, it seemed that many were interested in purchasing the micro-blogging social platform (which now calls itself a news service) Twitter, but its fate is quickly drying up. Salesforce (which couldn’t buy LinkedIn) showed the most interest in Twitter, but this week its CEO Marc Benioff said…
Mashable
Homer exposes Putin at the polling place in new Simpsons clip
In America’s circus of an election year, the world of The Simpsons seems to be inching closer and closer to reality. In fact, it may have even gone beyond the bizarro world of Springfield, with creator Matt Groening recently dubbing Donald Trump’s candidacy “beyond satire.” In a new clip, the…
RT – Daily news
Merkel calls for ‘national push’ to deport rejected migrants from Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany needs to make a national effort to deport migrants who were refused asylum. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Madonsela: People aware of ‘corruption as a cancer’
As South Africa’s one woman anti-corruption crusader steps down after seven years in the job, Thuli Madonsela says she fears corruption has worsened on President Zuma’s watch.
BBC News – World
SAS soldier ‘investigated for Iraq War mercy killing’
A former member of the SAS says he is being investigated for murder after writing about shooting dead “two or three” mortally wounded Iraqi soldiers in 2003.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
African leaders sign ‘historic’ maritime deal against piracy and smuggling
African leaders on Saturday signed a deal to boost security off the continent’s economically crucial coasts, hoping to shore up development by tackling maritime crimes like piracy and smuggling.
Slashdot
NASA’s Plan To Put Juno Closer To Jupiter Delayed
An anonymous reader shares an IANS report: Mission managers for the Juno probe to Jupiter have decided to delay the upcoming burn of its main rocket motor — designed to put the spacecraft closer to the largest planet in our solar system — until December, the US space agency said on Saturday. The decision…
RT – Daily news
‘We persuaded Hollande to give us honest opinion about Islam’ – author of ‘scandalous’ book
‘A President Shouldn’t Say That,’ a new ‘scandalous’ book about Francois Hollande based on recorded talks with the French president, could affect his future, one of its authors told RT, saying that some of his comments go against his official rhetoric. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Thousands protest TTIP, CETA deals in France, Poland, & Spain as EU vote looms closer
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Paris, Warsaw, and Madrid, urging their governments to reject the TTIP and CETA free-trade agreements with the US and Canada. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Want To Attract The Right Job Candidates? Repel The Wrong Ones
You probably shouldn’t be the employer everyone wants to work for. You probably shouldn’t be the employer everyone wants to work for.To keep their edge in an intensely competitive hiring climate, some companies are trying to make themselves more attractive employers. In many ways,…
Fast Company
3 Crucial Things I’ve Learned In My First 30 Days As A Manager
Here’s how this Buffer engineer quickly faced her fears about managing people she felt were better developers than she was. Here’s how this Buffer engineer quickly faced her fears about managing people she felt were better developers than she was.It feels ridiculous for me to write…
RT – Daily news
Ship for Batman: US Navy commissions ‘quantum leap’ stealth destroyer
The latest addition to the US Navy, the USS Zumwalt, has joined the fleet. The technologically-advanced destroyer has been compared to the Batmobile by a top US general. Read Full Article at RT.com
How-To Geek
Geek Trivia: The Exhaustion People Feel After Quitting Coffee Is A Result Of Hypersensitivity To?
The Exhaustion People Feel After Quitting Coffee Is A Result Of Hypersensitivity To? Bright Light Leptin Adenosine MelatoninThink you know the answer?
How-To Geek
Seven Clever Uses for Philips Hue Lights
Philips Hue lights are cool, but are you using them to they’re fullest potential? Sure, you can control them from your smartphone and turn them on from anywhere, but there are so many other useful tricks you can take advantage of. Here are a handful of clever uses for your Philips Hue setup.Click Here…
Mashable
Fidel Castro felt basketball was perfect training for guerrilla warfare
June 5, 1972Castro plays basketball during a state visit to Sofia, Bulgaria.Image: Keystone-France\Gamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesThough baseball is the de facto national sport of Cuba, the country’s leader Fidel Castro was a passionate player of a different game: basketball.The 6-foot-3-inch future dictator…
Mashable
6 ways climate change is threatening food security — and what we can do about it
Climate change could have a devastating impact on food security around the world.  Eliminating hunger and curbing the effects of climate change are both U.NSustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which world leaders are committed to achieving by 2030. And, like many SDGs, these two pressing issues are…
Scientific American Content: Global
Experiment in Monkeys Raises Hopes of “Functional Cure” for HIV
Scientists have already started testing the treatment in humans — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Digital Trends
Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Levitating turntables, a tent-hammock hybrid
At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless…
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5-Year-Old Hosting Service AllMyVideos, No Longer Profitable, To Shut Down
Founder five years ago, AllMyVideos.net is one of the most popular video hosting services out there, but it will be shutting store this month. Though millions of users visit the website every month, the company said it operated on “minus 20 percent” profit margin. “We are sorry to inform everyone that…
VentureBeat
China to launch manned space mission Shenzhou 11 on Monday
(Reuters) – China will launch a two-man space mission, Shenzhou 11, on Monday, the state-owned Xinhua news agency said, taking the country closer to its ambition of setting up a permanent manned space station by 2022. President Xi Jinping has called for China to establish itself as a space power, and…
RT – Daily news
Putin on Biden cyberthreat: First time US admits such thing on highest level
Commenting on US Vice President Joe Biden’s statement on the possibility of cyberattacks against Russia, Vladimir Putin said it’s the first time that Washington has admitted involvement in such actions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Forget the Turing test: driverless cars need to pass a driving test first
You have the UK driving test to thank for the Kardashians. Way back in 1997, BBC One broadcast a series called Driving School, focusing on the trials, tribulations and literal near misses of a gang of learner drivers as they struggled to pass the driving test and earn their licenses. Potty-mouthed cleaner…
WIRED
Xerox—Yeah, Xerox—Has Found a Way to Bust Carpool Lane Cheaters
The roadside tool nabs 95 percent of folks who don’t deserve the left-most lane. The post Xerox—Yeah, Xerox—Has Found a Way to Bust Carpool Lane Cheaters appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
I Just Want Nate Silver to Tell Me It’s All Going to Be Fine
Checking the polls hour after hour isn’t pointless … right? The post I Just Want Nate Silver to Tell Me It’s All Going to Be Fine appeared first on WIRED.
SlashGear
Samsung leaks new premium Chromebook with touchscreen & stylus
There’s been word for several months now that Samsung has been working on a new Chromebook model under the codename “Kevin,” and today we got an early look at the real thing thanks to a slip-up involving pre-order pages briefly going up early. This is the Samsung Chromebook Pro, and while it hasn’t officially…
Mashable
Are we sleeping less than we used to? Here are the facts.
Many of us might respond to this question with a resounding yes. It is easy to think that we all got better rest in those halcyon days when summers were long and hot, winters were snowy and life was a bit less frenetic. But even if this is true about your own sleep, is it really true of people as a whole?…
Digital Trends
Oakley and Intel’s new tech eyewear talks you through your paces
Oakley and Intel have produced a new kind of smart sports gear, trading augmented or mixed reality for voice control and virtual coaching by way of audio. Released last week, the Radar Pace, using smart technology and an app, “collects and analyzes personal performance data and delivers real-time feedback,…
Digital Trends
Qualcomm takes its patent battle against Meizu to the U.S., Germany, and France
Mobile processor maker Qualcomm might be tired of keeping its patent battle with smartphone manufacturer Meizu confined to China, since the former filed further actions against the latter in multiple countries around the world. Qualcomm’s beef with Meizu began back in June, when Qualcomm filed a complaint…
The Manual
Spin your wax on a cushion of air with this levitating turntable
Vinyl offers excellent audio performance, but what if you want things to look more 21st century? This turntable takes the unique approach of electromagnetically floating your record for friction free, futuristic spins. The post Spin your wax on a cushion of air with this levitating turntable appeared…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
France, US launch new push for Syria peace in London
US Secretary of State John Kerry was trying to build momentum behind a new drive to end the Syrian civil war Sunday after high-level talks with Russia and the country’s neighbours.
Scientific American Content: Global
Monkeys Can Think about Thinking, Too
Macaques join the exclusive group of animals who show metacognition—thinking about their own thoughts — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gadget Review
Elysium: The $25,000 Office Chair That Makes You Weightless
Elysium: The $25,000 Office Chair That Makes You Weightless Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site We’re used to exotic names for office chairs, but the Elysium may be the first model to truly earn its title and it’s ethereal look. This isn’t so much an office chair as it is a study in just how…
RT – Daily news
‘Lesser of two evils is still evil’: Voters, lawmakers on tough presidential choices of 2016
Many Americans long for a knight in shining armor-type candidate who bows to no party to represent them in the White House. But in a system dominated by two parties, voters find themselves in hell, choosing between two not-necessarily lesser evils. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
China backs Brics nations despite global uncertainty
China’s president says the long-term prospects of Brics nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are still positive despite global uncertainty.
The Awesomer
Concrete Pourover Coffee Maker
Price: ~$116  | BuyIdeal for coffee purists, SmartConcrete’s wonderfully deconstructed coffee maker is made from copper tube with a concrete base. Insert the glass funnel, add your filter, and start slowly pouring. A cork base keeps glassware from sliding. Handmade in Germany. More Awesome Stuff:…
Scientific American Content: Global
Open-Heart Surgery Devices Putting Patients at Risk
The warning from the CDC comes after at least 11 people were sickened — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Tales of a Stone Age Neuroscientist
By honing ax-making skills while scanning their own brains, researchers are studying how cognition evolved — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Dezeen
Brick bulges embellish ceiling of Fucina restaurant by Andy Martin Architects
Hump-like protrusions extend down from the brick ceiling of this restaurant in London’s Marylebone by Andy Martin Architects, referencing the domed interior of pizza ovens. Read more
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Bdellovibrio, the cannibalistic drug coming to humanity’s rescue
Enlarge / Unlike Anthony Hopkins here, a bacteria that eats other bacteria is proving to be exciting (not horrifying). (credit: Columbia TriStar) Bdellovibrio isn’t your average kind of bacteria. “It has a psychological problem,” jokes Robert Mitchell, a microbiologist and an associate professor…
DailyTech Main News Feed
Innovative Neurotechnology in Sound Therapy Reduces High Blood Pressure and Migraines
Results of two small experimental studies recently presented at the 2016 meeting of the American Council on Hypertension, showed that an innovative neurotechnology that uses sound to identify, translate and balance electrical activity in the left and right hemispheres of the brain was associated with…
RT – Daily news
French police & migrants clash for several hours at Calais ‘Jungle’ camp (VIDEO)
Police had to use a water cannon and tear gas, as well as rubber bullets to drive away a crowd of migrants protesting at the edge of the French makeshift ‘Jungle’ camp in a clash lasting for several hours. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Gadget Flow
Suaoki Portable Solar Panel Lamp
Get access to bright light wherever you camp and travel with the Suaoki Portable Solar Panel Lamp. Fully charging its rechargeable battery in just 3.5 hours, this lantern can also be powered by the three built-in solar panels when you’re not near a USB port. The Suaoki Solar Panel Lamp can be used in…
The Gadget Flow
WMF 5000 S Coffee Machine
Take your coffee exactly how you want it with the WMF 5000 S Coffee Machine. Nearly entirely hands-free, this intelligent brewing system uses connected technology to get the perfect cup every time. The automatically updating software helps to keep the machine clean and running smoothly while the beautiful…
The Gadget Flow
QCY Q26 Mini Bluetooth Earphone
Listen to audio in a whole new way with these QCY Q26 Mini Bluetooth Earphones. They are lightweight and a highly compact as well as a portable design. It is also compatible with iPhone. iPad, Samsung, Android , Xiaomi, windows phone and any Bluetooth device. There is a built in HD and Sensitivity microphone…
The Gadget Flow
OneSoap
OneSoap is a first of its kind solid hair and body wash you can carry in your sportsbag or simply use to replace a lot of the products you have used before. The coolest feature is that you won’t need to put it in a plastic bag at airport security. The formulation has been developed and tested by Dr….
The Gadget Flow
Salsa Deluxe Multiwheel Electronic Tag Suitcase
Check in before you even check in at the airport with the Salsa Deluxe Multiwheel Electronic Tag Suitcase by RIMOWA. Complete with its own electronic luggage tag, you’re able to check this suitcase before your arrival to the airport so you can avoid long lines and frustration. Equipped with four wheels,…
BBC News – World
Kuwait emir dissolves parliament over fuel price row
Kuwait’s cabinet has resigned en masse and parliament has been dissolved after a row over fuel prices, triggering early elections, state media say.
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The ExoMars spacecraft will separate this morning, to prepare for a harrowing Mars landing
After seven months of traveling to Mars, Europe and Russia’s two ExoMars spacecraft are scheduled to separate from one another this morning — a crucial move just three days before they reach the Red Planet. The two vehicles have been connected to one another since they launched from Earth in March, but…
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MacGyver’s Body-Bag Freefall Might Actually Work. Physics Says So
In this scene from MacGyver, he needs to escape from a building by jumping out of a window. Could this really work? Here’s the physics. The post MacGyver’s Body-Bag Freefall Might Actually Work. Physics Says So appeared first on WIRED.
Freshome.com – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
9 Home Office Ideas for Your Most Productive Space Yet
With remote jobs, freelance careers, and employer flexibility, more and more people are opting out of the nine to five in a cubicle. Instead, they’re staying home.Cutting out workplace distraction, crowded offices, and most importantly, commute times, those who can get online and get work done without…
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The Prius Prime’s efficiency, and more in the week that was
What does Tesla have up its sleeve? The automaker is planning to unveil a mysterious new product on Monday, and speculation so far ranges from the finalized Model 3 to a major Autopilot update. Meanwhile, the Toyota Prius Prime received a spectacular 133 MPGe rating, making it the most efficient electrified…
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This machine records ambient noise to remix sounds from reality
Ambient noise is something that we don’t think about much, but by definition is always there. “Collector” is an interactive art object from Dmitriy Morozov as part of his ::vtol:: project, that puts a focus on the sounds that surround us. The piece consists of a rotating stereo microphone and speakers,…
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Hollywood Takes on Fan Fiction: New at Reason
For decades, Star Trek fan fiction was tolerated and even largely welcomed by the franchise’s creators. Zach Weissmueller writes in the November issue of Reason: That all changed with Prelude to Axanar, a professionally shot, produced, and acted short fan film that received almost 2.5 million views…
Lifehacker
What’s Your Favorite Texting App?
Google’s Allo is packed with useful features, not the least of which is Google Assistant, which brings a lot to the table. Even so, it takes a lot to make someone switch from what they’re using now, especially if their friends use it. What’s your favorite texting app? Are you sticking with it?Read more…
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Bluetooth Saves Lives
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that distracted drivers kill nine people and leave 1061 people injured every day. A simple Bluetooth car kit can keep your primary focus on the road ahead and still allow you to use your device hand-free while your drive.
The Awesomer
Deal: Shield Cousteau Diving Watch
Price: $170  | BuyThis substantial wristwatch is ready to take on up to 50 ATM, offering both water resistance and a helium release valve, so it’s perfect for diving or any water sport. It’s crafted from durable surgical steel, has a sapphire-coated mineral glass crystal, and luminous hands. More…
BBC News – World
Flooding hits central Vietnam ahead of Typhoon Sarika
Severe flooding in central Vietnam kills 21 people and submerges tens of thousands of homes, as forecasters warn Typhoon Sarika could bring more rain.
Big Think
Where Do Chimps Learn to Use Tools? Ask Mom.
Researchers video chimpanzee mothers teaching their kids how to use tools.Read More
Slashdot
Apple To Obsolete iPhone 4 and Late 2010 MacBook Air On October 31
Apple will make all iPhone 4 models, the late 2010 13-inch MacBook Air, third-generation AirPort Extreme, and mid-2009 AirPort Time Capsule obsolete come October 31, MacRumor claims, citing a different report. From the report: Apple products on the vintage and obsolete list are no longer eligible for…
Gizmodo
Running The First Electric Self-Driving Racing Series Will Be Harder Than It Sounds
The team behind Roborace, the planned support series for the FIA Formula E Championship that’ll race electric self-driving cars, scheduled its car’s debut for Formula E’s season opener in Hong Kong last weekend. But the car didn’t make it to the track, and the team documented all of its struggles on…
BBC News – World
US Secretary Kerry visits London for Syria and Yemen talks
US Secretary of State John Kerry attends a meeting in London hosted by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the ongoing civil wars in Syria and Yemen.
RT – Daily news
Rio Olympics terrorist suspect found ‘brain dead’ after prison beating
One of the 12 suspects arrested for allegedly plotting bombs attacks at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has been left brain dead after being attacked by other inmates. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Moscow on Lausanne talks: Operation against terrorists in Syria to continue
The operation against terrorists will continue, Russia stressed in Lausanne during international talks on Syria. The shaky ceasefire deal will only work if the “moderate” opposition distances itself from Al-Nusra and other terrorist groups, Moscow added. Read Full Article at RT.com
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TODAY ONLY Anker Astro E5 16000mAh 2-Port 3A Battery Pack $19.99
TODAY ONLY Anker Astro E5 16000mAh 2-Port 3A Battery Pack $19.99
Dezeen
Elementa’s UN Divided furniture adapts to changing office spaces
Oslo design studio StokkeAustad has created a modular furniture system for Norwegian brand Elementa that can be easily expanded for changing workspaces. Read more
Physics Forums Insights
Advanced Astrophotography
  “I’ve tried astrophotography and want to know how to improve.” Here’s where I assume you are contemplating purchase of a tracking mount- a motorized tripod. Far from being an afterthought, “A mount must relate to the telescope tube like a clockwork to the hand on the clock.” Purchasing a tracking mount…
Fast Company
How To Make One-Donation-For-Every-Purchase Profitable
Embrace, which makes baby incubators, was down to a week’s worth of cash before finally cracking the “one-for-one” model. Embrace, which makes baby incubators, was down to a week’s worth of cash before finally cracking the “one-for-one” model.Two years ago, Jane Chen, whose nonprofit…
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After Math: The jobs market
It’s been a mixed week for employment prospects. On one hand, Apple fired a bunch of its staff for being skeevy with customer photos and HP announced that it would slash 3,000 to 4,000 jobs over the next three years. Conversely, a new blue dye could make the jobs of Ebola doctors safer, Netflix is reportedly…
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How the changing weather affects our health
Two months ago, I strained my neck. It’s better, but I now notice that every time it gets cold, I feel tingling all down my arm. I started joking that I had become one of those people who could “tell when it’s about to rain” because my joints hurt. Then I wondered: how does changing weather affect our…
Lifehacker
Translation Tool Showdown: Google Translate vs. Microsoft Translator
Whether you’re a globetrotter, language student, or business owner, tools like Google Translate and Microsoft Translator make it easier for everyone in the world to understand one another. But while both can translate text, speech, and images, they still each have their own quirks. So all aboard the…
RT – Daily news
Latest Wikileaks #Podesta emails: Black voters, ‘backstabbing’ & San Bernardino
WikiLeaks have uploaded yet another batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta. This ninth release brings the total number of leaked files to over 12,000. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sunday’s Best Deals: Sous-Vide, Merino Wool, Steam Mop/Vacuum Combo, and More
A vacuum that’s also a steam mop, merino wool sweaters, and Anova sous-vide circulators lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more…
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Omnitech 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder $24.50
Omnitech 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder $24.50
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Sunday Hangover
It’s been a rough couple of nights. Get a greasy sandwich and give your brain a rest. It’s time to kick back with some of our favorite videos and visuals from the past week.
BBC News – World
Pope Francis canonises Argentina’s ‘gaucho priest’ Brochero
Pope Francis makes Argentina’s “gaucho priest” the country’s first saint, along with six others canonised in a Mass in St Peter’s Square.
Slashdot
When Mercedes-Benz Starts Selling Self-Driving Cars, It Will Prioritize Driver’s Safety Over Pedestrian’s
From a report on Inverse: When Mercedes-Benz starts selling self-driving cars, it will choose to prioritize driver safety over pedestrians’, a company manager has confirmed. The ethical conundrum of how A.I.-powered machines should act in life-or-death situations has received more scrutiny as driverless…
Singularity HUB
Self-Driving Car Sensors Just Got Smaller, Cheaper, and Better All at Once
Self-driving cars have advanced a lot in recent years—going from test track prototypes to fixtures on the roads of select cities. And while they still require human supervision on public roads, it’s predicted that in the not-so-distant future driverless cars will not only take over the road, they’ll…
Next Big Future
Breakthrough Listen Project will follow up on possible Alien laser beacon detections but think it is most likely instrument or analysis error
Breakthrough Listen at UC Berkeley will conduct follow up observations of reported anomalous spectral features (234 stars out of 2.5 million with unusual light emissions observed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)) in solar type stars.It is too early to unequivocally attribute these purported signals…
RT – Daily news
20 Serbs arrested in Montenegro over planning armed attacks on election day – police
Montenegrin police detained a group of Serbs suspected of planning armed attacks on Sunday, the day of the country’s tense parliamentary elections. The group had also allegedly intended to capture Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Butterfly Knife Trainer
Practice makes perfect. When it comes to this Butterfly Knife Trainer, practice also makes fewer 911 calls and eyepatches. Between a pair of lightweight skeletonized handles lies a dull blade ideal for training spins, rolls, flips, and smooth-as-Bond holsters without injuring yourself, your girlfriend’s…
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Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket launch has been postponed until October 17th
Update, 2:10PM ET: NASA announced that the launch will be postponed until October 17th at 7:40PM EDT due to a “ground support equipment (GSE) cable that did not perform as expected during the pre-launch check out.” Tomorrow, Orbital ATK will launch its Antares rocket again — nearly two years after the…
Architizer
Villa, Buggenhout, Belgium
This freestanding dwelling is situated in the middle of a parcel between woods and an agricultural area near the village of Buggenhout. The enclosure—a modular steel fence—is an integral part of the design and defines the volume of the house. The surrounding unkempt garden is not included, and
RT – Daily news
‘Maybe I said something wrong’: Putin mocks US surveillance during presser power blackout
During BRICS presser in India, Vladimir Putin warned all Russian journalists in the room of being a target of US intelligence. Shortly afterwards, a brief power outage made the Russian president jokingly wonder if he had “said something wrong.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Ben Affleck and Kevin Hart lead the R-rated weekend box office
It was a chill weekend for moviegoers, with an overall light turnout propelling The Accountant and Kevin Hart: What Now? to the top of the box office charts. It’s a rare one-two punch for R-rated movies leading the weekend. Domestic estimates for The Accountant currently stand at $24.7 million while…
TechSpot
Weekend tech reading: Newegg selling 55% stake to Chinese outfit, Windows Updates now all or nothing
Let us preface this by saying we’re still gathering information, but word on the web is that Newegg is in the process of being owned by a Chinese technology outfit. According to UD News, Liaison Interactive is in the process of closing a deal to buy…
BBC News – World
Deadly bridge collapse off Indonesia’s Bali island
A suspension bridge connecting two small islands near the Indonesian resort island of Bali has collapsed, killing at least eight people, officials say.
Digital Trends
Give a 3D printer artificial intelligence, and this is what you’ll get
A London-based startup has combined some of today’s most disruptive technologies in a bid to change the way we’ll build the future. By retrofitting industrial robots with 3D printing guns and artificial intelligence algorithms, Ai Build has constructed machines that can see, create, and even learn from…
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This Is Why Nintendo’s CEO Was So Beloved
It’s been over a year since the world of video games lost Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, and for many the pain has yet to wear off. YouTube’s DidYouKnowGaming recently honored that legacy with a biographical video detailing the events and philosophies that sculpted him into such a pivotal figure in his field….
Slashdot
Firefox Users Reach HTTPS Encryption Milestone
For the first time ever, secure HTTPS encryption was used for over half the pageloads served to Mozilla users, representing a big milestone for encryption. TechCrunch reports on the telemetry data tweeted by the Head of Let’s Encrypt: Mozilla, which is one of the organizations backing Let’s Encrypt,…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
On Monday, Orbital seeks to soar two years after a dramatic accident
NASA Update: Due to an issue with a ground support cable during pre-launch activities on Sunday, the launch attempt was scrubbed. Orbital ATK will now try to launch the Antares rocket at 7:40pm ET on Monday…
Next Big Future
China Shenzhou-11 launch tomorrow is part of Tiangong 2 space station program
A two-time veteran astronaut will head China’s longest manned space mission yet when the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft lifts off on Monday as part of a bigger programme to build a space station.A Long March-2F rocket would blast off with the spacecraft from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on the edge of…
Techbargains.com
Nomad Pod Pro Portable Apple Watch Charger Wireless Charger $59.96
Nomad Pod Pro Portable Apple Watch Charger Wireless Charger $59.96
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Signs of dissent, desperation amid food shortages and rising prices in Egypt
Despite a widespread government crackdown on dissent, some Egyptians are resorting to drastic measures to express their desperation over the food shortages and double-digit inflation that have made many of life’s necessities hard to come by.
Next Big Future
Blue Origin will launch suborbital test pilots in 2017 and commercial passengers in 2018
Blue Origin is on track to launch suborbital test pilots in 2017 and then commercial passengers in 2018Read more »
SlashGear
Samsung brings Note 7’s software features to the Galaxy S7
The Galaxy Note 7‘s short, bitter-sweet life is now officially over. But Samsung is now looking to make the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge a bit more appealing to those customers suddenly left without a phone, not only with a $100 credit, but also by porting some of the Note 7’s best software features to the…
The Awesomer
Seletti Skateboard Tray
Price: $132  | BuyAlessandro Zambelli gives the skateboard a playful twist, turning it into a porcelain tray and table accent. It’s available in white or super shiny gold. Part of Zambelli’s Memorabilia collection for Seletti. More Awesome Stuff: Basecamp DIY HomeSeletti Hybrid TablewareFoldiMate…
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The CIA is reportedly preparing for a major cyber attack against Russia
The Obama administration is considering a major retaliatory cyber attack against Russia, NBC News reports. The move is in response to allegations of the country’s involvement in recent hacks against the Democratic National Committee earlier this summer. The operation is designed to harass and “embarrass”…
Techbargains.com
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker/Immersion Circulator $129
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker/Immersion Circulator $129
The Next Web
Future versions of Facebook Messenger will come with a Data Saver mode
Afraid of bill shock? Facebook Messenger is notoriously data-hungry. Thankfully, future versions will allow you to put it on a diet, courtesy of a brand new Data Saver feature. Facebook is currently trialling this on the Android beta version of the app. It works by changing how the app downloads any…
Techbargains.com
UNITEK Multi-in-1 USB 3.0 Smart OTG Charging Dock $8.99
UNITEK Multi-in-1 USB 3.0 Smart OTG Charging Dock $8.99
CNET News.com
Richard Branson to cannabis advocates: Fight to legalize it. – CNET
Billionaire and tech entrepreneur tells New West summit attendees marijuana should be decriminalized worldwide.
RT – Daily news
RT films aftermath of deadly shelling in residential areas of Aleppo (GRAPHIC)
An RT crew witnessed first-hand the aftermath of heavy rocket attacks on residential areas in the government-controlled areas of Aleppo. At least three people have been killed. A bomb landed on a house just sixty meters away from an RT car heading back after completing a report. Read Full Article at…
VentureBeat
Brain belts: The many innovation centers that will take on Silicon Valley
GUEST: To most high-tech enthusiasts, towns like Akron, Albany, Batesville, Malmö, and Eindhoven probably don’t hold much significance. Yet, while the world is busy watching Silicon Valley, these relatively obscure spots in the US and Europe are quietly building the infrastructure for innovation ecosystems…
VentureBeat
Quill lets you create 3D illustrations in virtual reality
At the recent Oculus Connect event, some virtual reality applications didn’t fit into any category. Quill was one of those, part interactive comic book, part VR film, and part VR creation tool. It’s not really a game, but it has an interesting story that begins with a 360-degree short film, Dear Angelica,…
Slashdot
Accused British ‘Flash Crash’ Stock Trader To Be Extradited To The US
Slashdot reader whoever57 writes: Navinder Sarao has lost his appeal and is set to be extradited to the USA, where he faces charges with a possible maximum sentence of 380 years. He is accused of causing the “flash crash” in 2010, when the Dow Jones index dropped by 1000 points. He ran his trading from…
BBC News – World
US election 2016: Trump ‘will accept result’ – Mike Pence
Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence says Donald Trump will accept the election result, despite his claims of media bias and a rigged election.
PCWorld
How to use Windows PowerShell: A beginner’s guide
If you’ve wrestled with Windows 10, you’ve undoubtedly heard of PowerShell. If you’ve tried to do something fancy with Win7/8.1 recently, PowerShell’s probably come up, too. After years of relying on the Windows command line and tossed-together batch files, it’s time to set your sights on something…
RT – Daily news
‘Refugees welcome here’: Protesters slam British govt inaction over Calais ‘Jungle’ migrants (VIDEO)
Protesters gathered outside the British parliament in London this weekend to demand government action to help refugees held in France’s infamous Calais camp. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Awesomer
Hydraulic Press vs. Playing Cards
Link“Welcome to the Hydraulic Press Channel. Today we have stupid things for our press.” Well at least they’re self-aware. The destroyers of all things toss a bunch of random stuff under their mighty crusher, the most spectacular of which ends up being a simple deck of cards. More Awesome Stuff: The…
io9
How to Cheat at the Oreo Twist Game: Lab Tested, Engineer Approved
The game of twisting an Oreo and seeing which wafer the cream is on has been used to make decisions, random predictions and resolve disagreements for decades. Now, a group of graduate students from Princeton claim to have cracked the code for which cookie the cream will end up on so that you can be a…
Digital Trends
Take the party with you with an RC custom cooler that hauls drinks and plays tunes
As we move further away from summer, we also wave goodbye to one its most pleasurable experiences: enjoying a cold drink on a warm day at the beach. For this we always turn to the ubiquitous cooler, which invokes thoughts of sand, good tunes, and crashing waves. The drawback is hauling the thing to your…
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: IS ‘ousted from symbolic town of Dabiq’
Turkish-backed rebels in Syria have captured the symbolically important town of Dabiq from so-called Islamic State, say rebel commanders and monitors.
The Verge – All Posts
This ping pong table plays music to the rhythm of your game
Seattle-based designer Mark Wheeler embedded contact microphones on ping pong paddles, hid an Arduino in a retro radio, and designed an app, all to get a ping pong table to play music to the rhythm of a game. The idea of Ping Pong FM, as Wheeler and his team call it, is to play fast enough that the song’s…
The Manual
The Definitive Guidebook to Watches is Here
This is not an average book about watches. “Comprehensive” is an understatement. The post The Definitive Guidebook to Watches is Here appeared first on The Manual.
Mashable
Buffalo fan sells T-shirt with Colin Kaepernick in rifle scope
For the first time this season, Colin Kaepernick started for the San Francisco 49ers  — and some Buffalo Bills fans made sure he didn’t feel welcome.  As Kaepernick kneeled Sunday during the national anthem, Bills fans booed and chanted “USA! USA!” SEE ALSO: President Obama’s take on the Colin Kaepernick…
Lifehacker
Mujjo Made The MacBook Sleeve of Your Dreams
Mujjo, maker of the the best touchscreen leather gloves , has a sleeve for the 12″ MacBook you’ll look forward to carrying.Read more…
CNET News.com
Donald Trump rages at SNL mockery, says it’s part of media fix – CNET
Technically Incorrect: After the show laughs at him, Hillary Clinton and even Ken Bone, Trump takes to Twitter to say SNL is part of the rigged election organized by the media.
Slashdot
Will The iPhone 8 Include Augmented Reality?
Earlier this month Mashable wrote “it’s now even more obvious what [Apple] is working to bring to the masses, and it’s probably not, as some rumors have indicated, virtual reality.” They cited CEO Tim Cook’s recent predictions that augmented reality “is going to become really big” — he said it again…
Vat19
The Super-sized Rubik’s Cube
V-Cube 7 is a multi-colored, 7x7x7 smooth-rotation cube puzzle. This super-sized spatial puzzle has seven rows instead of the traditional three for a brain-busting total of 218 colored cubes. Buy here: https://www.vat19.com/item/v-cube-7-puzzle?adid=youtube Please subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/vat19com…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Foldable Wide Path Camper is a whole different kind of bike trailer
Modern nomads and nature lovers will fall in love with the Wide Path Camper for its eco-friendly concept and small size, but those in worse shape than Tour de France cyclists may experience trouble trying to get this baby up a hill. This creates a limited
RT – Daily news
Hundreds gather in London as Russia’s Patriarch Kirill consecrates Orthodox cathedral (VIDEO)
Hundreds of people including the Archbishop of Canterbury and Prince Michael of Kent gathered in London’s Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints to attend a historic service conducted by the head of Russia’s Orthodox Church. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: West considers new sanctions over Aleppo
The US and UK warn the Syrian and Russian governments that new economic sanctions could be imposed if the bombing of Aleppo continues.
RT – Daily news
Massive PEGIDA rally in Dresden marks 2 years of anti-immigrant movement (VIDEO)
Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Dresden to mark the second anniversary of the far-right anti-Islam German movement PEGIDA. Dresden is PEGIDA’s birthplace. Read Full Article at RT.com
Gizmodo
Report: Peter Thiel Will Donate $1.25 Million to Elect Trump
Last week, Gizmodo noted Peter Thiel’s strange radio silence regarding the theatrical implosion of Donald Trump, whom the Silicon Valley billionaire and Facebook board member stumped for at the Republican National Convention. According to the New York Times, however, Thiel is nowhere close to abandoning…
Lifehacker
Why the “Organic” Label Doesn’t Always Mean Your Food Is Healthier
When you see the word “organic” on your food, you assume it’s healthier and not made with scary chemicals. As this video explains, neither of those are totally safe assumptions.As we’ve talked about before, the “Organic” label isn’t always as meaningful as it seems. The only products that area actually…
CONTEMPORIST
The floor of this living room becomes the dining table
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BBC News – World
US election 2016: Trump says election is ‘absolutely rigged’
Presidential runner says the election is rigged by the media and “at many polling places”, despite his running mate saying he would accept the result.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Niger says US aid worker likely kidnapped by Mali jihadists
A US aid worker kidnapped in Niger is likely being held by jihadists from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao), the country’s interior minister said Sunday.
Engadget Full RSS Feed
The game that makes drone warfare personal
Killbox is a game that creates humans out of brightly colored 3D shapes, only to slaughter them in the most dehumanizing way: a drone strike. And not just any drone strike — the game is based on the first real-life UAV mission ever carried out in an unofficial warzone. Killbox has a heavy-handed…
Slashdot
Germany Tells Tesla To Not Advertise Autopilot Feature, Fears Drivers Will Become Less Attentive
German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has asked Tesla to stop advertising its electric vehicles as having an Autopilot function, as this might suggest drivers’ attention is not needed, his ministry said on Sunday. Reuters reports: A spokeswoman for the ministry, confirming a report in the daily…
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