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Digital Trends
Future smartwatches could be operated by using your wrist as a joystick
Whether it’s the keyboard-free Multi-Touch technology that debuted with the original iPhone, or the WIMP (windows, icons, menus, pointer) interface honed at legendary Silicon Valley research center Xerox PARC, there are some computer interfaces and input devices which fit their medium perfectly. Simply…
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Surface Pro 5 release date, news and rumors
The impressive, if a bit troubled, Surface Pro 4 is nearing its one-year anniversary, so naturally we tech lovers are already thinking about its successor. And with the Surface Pro 4 having sold nearly 10 times more than its younger (but bigger) sibling, the Surface Book, surely Microsoft has a sequel…
Big Think
NASA Updates Star Calendar for Accuracy, Upsets Astrologers with a 13th Zodiac Sign
NASA’s updated celestial observations have forced astrology enthusiasts to revise the 3,000 year-old zodiac calendar – but let it be known that NASA does not care.Read More
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Elon Musk says Tesla will announce ‘Model 3 part 2’ at 8PM ET
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is about to tell us more about the company’s upcoming Model 3 vehicle. The announcement will “go live” at 8PM ET / 5PM PT and will be all about the Model 3, according to a tweet from Musk. Earlier this year, he said that a “part 2” announcement regarding the Model 3 would take “things…
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10 best gaming laptops 2016: top gaming notebook reviews
Investing endless hours finding all the right components and locking them into place sounds like a chore. You don’t want to “build” a computer. You’d rather get to the fun part: actually playing games. Luckily, there are more than enough gaming laptops on the market to choose from.The convenience of…
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Green Climate Fund earmarks more than $1 billion for developing countries
But UN flagship has handed out barely any money.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20834
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Monkey ‘tools’ raise questions over human archaeological record 
Capuchin monkeys in Brazil unintentionally produce rock fragments that resemble ancient stone tools.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20816 Full Feed
New Nano-Catalyst Reverses Combustion to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Fuel
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are reporting that they have devised a catalyst using common elements like copper and carbon that can convert carbon dioxide dissolved in water directly into ethanol at room temperature. The researchers suggest that the reaction can be scaled up to process…
Big Think
Scientists Identify the Elusive Higgs Bison
Geneticists and cave paintings identify a lost species they puckishly name the “Higgs bison.”Read More
How-To Geek
How to Control Third-Party iOS Apps with Siri
A behind the scenes feature in iOS 10, SiriKit, makes it easy for you to control and use your favorite apps with Siri–if you know where to look. Let’s set this new voice control up and take it for a spin.Click Here to Continue Reading
Meet Yousif Ashoor, the creator of these of amazing automatic sunglasses
 If you’re a gamer you’ll recognize the trope: a hero steps into the harsh glare of a desert planet or a blasted cityscape and her sunglasses automatically slide into place over her face. These futuristic shades are handy, they look badass and they keep your corneas from being sandblasted by interstellar…
Witt Suspension Lamps Collection With Metal Cubes
Love geometric designs? Then these suspension lamps are right what you need. Lighting manufacturer Rich Brilliant Willing has collaborated with architect David Rockwell for Witt, a collection of suspension luminaires with accompanying metal cubes. There are four different types of lamps in the collection….
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10 best 2-in-1 laptops 2016: best hybrid laptops reviewed
Update: We’ve updated spot #3 with the latest revision to HP’s winning convertible laptop, the Spectre x360. See exactly why below!Whether they’re 2-in-1, or hybrid, convertible laptops are all the rage these days. They’re a response to the question, “Why buy a laptop and a tablet when you could have…
The Awesomer
Price: $225  | Buy | LinkA robotic play set that teaches preschoolers the basics of programming without text or complex rules. Cubetto is a cubic robot that is controlled by placing direction blocks on a control panel. It comes with maps and story books to make play time more fun. …
Digital Trends
LeEco introduces 4K HDR TV lineup, featuring the 85-inch, $5,000 uMax85
Wednesday marks the official launch of LeEco in the U.S., and considering that the company acquired Vizio earlier this year, the announcement of LeEco-branded TVs for the U.S. is somewhat of a surprise. At least, it would have been if the company hadn’t accidentally leaked this news earlier this month….
Digital Trends
G Suite features an all-seeing productivity AI to help you get things done
Just two weeks ago Google re-branded their productivity suite, formerly Google for Work, as the new and improved G Suite. On Wednesday, Google revealed a host of new features for the G Suite aimed at improving your productivity with a little help from artificial intelligence. G Suite will now use machine…
Digital Trends
Eminem takes on Trump, his supporters with new ‘Campaign Speech’ song
Eminem is “Chuck Norris with a thesaurus” — just listen to his new song. The rapper revealed in a tweet today that he is working on a new album and also offered up a new track, Campaign Speech. Described by Eminem as “something meaningful,” the nearly eight-minute-long song touches on a number of political…
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Competitions: Call for Proposals: Better Insight, Onsite – International design competition
Registration Deadline: Dec 1, 2016; Submission Deadline Dec 1, 2016 The Ville de Montréal (City of Montreal, Qc, Canada) is launching an international competition for the design of worksite information modules.Upgrading of underground infrastructure, development of streets and new parks as well as construction…
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Expert: Approval of Artificial Pancreas Positive for Type 1 Diabetes Management
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Researchers Seek Science Behind Sand Mountain Tornadoes
University of Alabama in Huntsville scientists study whether a sudden slowing of wind after it accelerates over Sand Mountain in the northeastern corner of Alabama might help explain why tornadoes are more apt to form there.
Newswise: SciNews
Park Rangers, Gorillas Under Increasing Threat in DRC
WCS is saddened to learn that a park ranger was recently killed in Kahuzi Biega National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo defending critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas.
Newswise: SciNews
First Pluto, Now This: Discovery of First Binary-Binary Calls Solar System Formation Into Question
Everything we know about the formation of solar systems might be wrong, says University of Florida astronomy professor Jian Ge and his postdoc, Bo Ma. They’ve discovered the first “binary-binary” – two massive companions around one star in a close binary system, one so-called giant planet and one brown…
Newswise: SciNews
Live Webcast to Explore the Bizarre Physics Of “Bulletproof Custard”
In a live webcast November 2, Michael Cates will explore soft matter physics – strange materials that can change states, from liquid to solid and back, in the blink of an eye.
Pokemon producer Masuda shares his thoughts on fan games
If you’re a Pokemon fan, chances are you know of the doomed Pokemon Uranium, a fan game that was released earlier this year. After being in development for a whopping nine years, Pokemon Uranium got a lot of attention when it was released – and not all of it positive. As expected, it was only a matter…
Google is turning spreadsheets, documents and presentations into to-do lists
Google is trying to do away with the tiring process of figuring out who’s supposed to do what after a meeting wraps up. A new Action Items feature in G Suite for its Docs, Sheets and Slides apps lets users add a comment asking one of their coworkers to take care of something. Users can then see at…
HP’s OMEN 17 is an epic gaming laptop that needs just a tweak or two
 HP Inc. isn’t a name that comes to mind when you think of “enthusiast PC gaming system,” but the more endearing folks at HP think that recent tweaks made to OMEN gaming brand can change brand perception in the eyes of PC gamers, like myself. Read More
The Manual
The 10 Best Bomber Jackets This Fall
Your Top Gun fantasy come true The post The 10 Best Bomber Jackets This Fall appeared first on The Manual.
EBay continues shift to “Amazon-esque” business
 EBay reported third-quarter earnings results after the bell on Wednesday. The company brought in revenue of $2.22 billion, narrowly beating estimates of $2.19 billion and up 6 percent year-over-year. Adjusted earnings per share came in at 45 cents, slightly above the analyst consensus of 44 cents. While…
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Sunflare’s thin-film solar ‘wallpaper’ is light, flexible, and can be taped onto any surface
These flexible CIGS solar cells don’t require a mounting rack, weigh 65% less than conventional solar panels, and are said to generate 10% more energy.
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15 best laptops you can buy in 2016
Update: We’ve re-introduced the updated HP Spectre x360 in the #9 spot – see why it’s so good to receive such a bump below! Following the advent of the iPad just over six years ago, analysts were expecting laptops to be ousted by tablets by now. Fortunately for PC makers, that never happened. In fact,…
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Surface PC release date, news and rumors
Nearing the one-year anniversary of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, it’s time to start thinking about the future. Early 2017 in particular is when the Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 are rumored to be out in the hands of the public, alongside the second Redstone update.But, what if Microsoft were…
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Trial begins for 120 suspected NYC gang members amid protests over ‘racialized terror’
A federal trial has begun for 120 young men accused of being members and associates of two rival street gangs in New York City. The youths are charged with racketeering, narcotics and firearms offenses. Their supporters protested outside the court. Read Full Article at
Domein Oogenlust
The strength of Oogenlust is the ensemble, in which a large program is completely harmonized with nature. Here nature takes over the role of technology, for instance through solving sun shading by means of wisteria hanging over the facades or the breathing and moisture-regulating clay walls.
Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach ‘Unprecedented’ Levels in the US 
An alarming report put out by the Centers for Disease Control shows that the total combined cases of several sexually transmitted diseases have reached an “unprecedented” high in the United States. Read more…
Gear Patrol
Watch: The Trailer for Ken Block’s Next Big Project
Ken Block takes the Gymkhana series to the next level by taking the Hoonicorn version 2.0 to new heights. …Read More »
The 40-Year-Old Logo America Really Needs Right Now
Bruce Blackburn, the designer behind NASA’s worm logo, designed this symbol for the United States’ 200th birthday. Maybe it’s time to bring it back. The post The 40-Year-Old Logo America Really Needs Right Now appeared first on WIRED.
Science | Smithsonian
Wild Monkeys Unintentionally Make Stone Age Tools, But Don’t See the Point
Scientists observe a “unique” human behavior in wild animals
Endangered Kiwi Egg Saved With Masking Tape
The New Zealand Department of Conservation was faced with an interesting challenge recently when an egg was brought in with a rather large hole. Usually, this would spell doom for the chick developing […]
People Are Making Super Mario Go Faster Than Ever
Brad Myers is no stranger to the Mushroom Kingdom. On nearly 22,000 recorded occasions, he’s inhabited the character of an 8-bit, suspendered plumber named Mario. Each time, he sprints left to right across the kingdom’s psychedelic landscape, going down its pipes and through its castles in an attempt…
7 high-powered automations for Slack
GUEST: If you haven’t yet moved most of your internal communication to Slack, it might be time to give it serious consideration. Tens of thousands of organisations have adopted Slack as their go-to communication platform. Thinking of Slack as an email replacement is underselling it. It is a manifestation… – latest science and technology news stories
Facebook now lets you buy food, movie tickets on site
Facebook will now allow Americans to order a meal, buy movie tickets or make an appointment at the hairdresser without having to leave the social networking site. – latest science and technology news stories
UMass Amherst leads international astronomical camera project
New discoveries in star formation, galaxy cluster physics, ultra-deep galactic exploration and magnetic field surveys of the universe are coming soon, say a team of astronomers led by Grant Wilson at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who are building the next-generation, most sensitive millimeter-wavelength… – latest science and technology news stories
Study finds new way to increase antioxidant levels in coffee with wine production waste
A study published in the Journal of Food Science found that adding a small amount of Chardonnay grape seed pomace (GSP), a waste stream of wine production, to coffee may augment the antioxidant capacity of the beverage without significantly altering the appearance, taste or aroma.
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George R.R. Martin’s Idea for a Game of Thrones/Westworld Crossover Makes a Ton of Sense
Actually, George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/Westworld crossover plan makes more sense than the actual show. His idea is that there’s a Game of Thrones World next to the Westworld park. And there should be one. Because we all know, with the state of creative capitalism being what it is, that the first…
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How Understanding Conflict Can Help Improve Our Lives | Robin Funsten | TEDxTryon
Robin Funsten has a knack for conflict—more specifically, in its successful resolution. She challenges us to look at the inevitable conflicts we face as opportunities for providing positive and lasting change. Robin is a Mediator, Conflict Consultant, experienced Educator, Life Coach and Public Speaker….
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Electronics & Gadgets : ZUS Super-Duty Cable
The ZUS Super-Duty Cable is made to last. Its strength and resilience mean that it is likely the cable that your favorite superheroes would use, if they had cell phones and computers. You would use Kevlar to protect your body from extreme threats, so why not use it in your charging cable? The ZUS Super…
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Home & Office : The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Exclusive Poster
From a galaxy far, far away right onto your bedroom wall. Is there anything scarier than Kylo Ren staring down at you? There’s only one way to find out. Grab this The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Exclusive poster and hope for sweet dreams. $39.99
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Does English Have to Be the Dominant Language of Science?
There are big advantages to having scientists communicate in a common tongue, but there are drawbacks as well — Read more on
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Eye-catching bike owes its looks to Lambos
It was in 2013 that Estonian bicycle designer Indrek Narusk brought us the very unique-looking stainless steel Viks bike. That was followed by the release of the carbon fiber Viks Carbon in 2015. Now, he’s announced the aluminum alloy Viks GT – and its design was inspired by Lamborghinis… …
Digital Trends
TrailScape and SidePath, two light bags for adventure-seeking photographers
MindShift Gear, the sister company of Think Tank Photo, unveiled two new camera bags designed specifically for outdoor photographers, the TrailScape and the SidePath. The TrailScape is an 18-liter bag that features a similar design and identical color scheme to MindShift’s larger FirstLight bag. What…
Digital Trends
Canon strengthens photo paper lineup with three new premium options
Canon has introduced a trio of high-end inkjet papers designed for professional photographers and digital image makers. The new papers, Premium Fine Art Smooth, Premium Fine Art Bright White, and Premium Polished Rag, all promise reproduction of rich colors and fine gradations. All are made from 100…
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Apartment renovation uses mirrors to amplify space and light
Cool! No strangers to clever apartment interventions, Barcelona-based Nook Architects has whipped up another rad renovation of a traditional flat. This time, mirrors play a huge role in the design—and the place ends up feeling like a cool optical illusion. In the renovation, the first order of business…
BrandPost: Hyperconvergence: speed and simplicity in a box
’Tis a gift to be simple, as the old song has it, and it’s one that would be most welcome in many modern data centers. Simplicity is the essence of speed, and speed is what organizations need to survive and thrive in today’s hectic and disruption-prone business environments. IT leaders are looking… all content
Flash Physics: L’Oréal-UNESCO lauds physicists, graphene protects glass, CERN maps disasters
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What can you do with a Weyl semimetal?
Zahid Hasan explains why semimetals containing Weyl fermions could be ideal for examining a variety of theories
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US threatens ‘overwhelming’ response if South Korea attacked
US commitment to South Korea is “unwavering” and any attacks will be met by an “overwhelming” response, top Washington officials said. They also threatened North Korea with reprisals if it used nuclear weapons. Read Full Article at
Physics News
Study explains strength gap between graphene, carbon fiber
Carbon fiber, a pillar of strength in materials manufacturing for decades, isn’t as good as it could be, but there are ways to improve it, according to Rice University scientists.
This Video Makes It Feel Like You’re Teleporting Through Shanghai
Shanghai is a city that’s as chaotic and as busy as you’d expect from a place with a population of nearly 25 million people. This frenetic video, which runs through Shanghai as if it were teleporting all over the city, gives you a glimpse of what life is like beyond its iconic skyline and tourist attractions…
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Mosul battle: Islamic State group’s leaders fleeing city, US says
The US military says there are signs leaders of the self-styled Islamic State have fled Mosul as the Iraqi government and its allies close in on the city.
Ars Technica
If elected, Clinton would support an “Encryption Commission” to help feds
Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) Last week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign team released a plan to address “the cyber,” as the candidate had promised to do in a speech he gave earlier this month. Like most of his other policies, Trump’s cybersecurity…
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Here’s everything LeEco announced at its big event
LeEco, a Chinese consumer tech firm determined to shake up the industry, has set its sights on the US market. To help it make a stateside splash, LeEco held a big launch event in San Francisco on Wednesday, unveiling a bevy of devices and services aimed at grabbing consumers’ imaginations. Did LeEco…
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40 best PC games: the must-play titles you can’t afford to miss
With the gap in graphical capabilities growing wider every day, there’s never been a better time to make the switch from consoles to PC. Unlike consoles, a PC lets you configure your system however you want it, on just about any given budget, complete with the best processor and graphics card to suit…
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CBS joins YouTube’s streaming TV service, set to launch in early 2017
YouTube’s rumored TV service just got a major new partner. According to reports in The Wall Street Journal and Variety, CBS has signed a deal with Google to provide content to a new TV subscription service that will launch in early 2017. That service, first reported by Bloomberg News earlier this year,…
The Facebook privacy hoax is fooling thousands of people, again
Some of the stuff people put on Facebook can make you want to quit the platform. While photos of every meal, updates on each gym visit, and the sharing of inspirational quotes are bad enough, possibly the most infuriating posts are hoaxes related to the social media site. Now, one…
Smarter PrimeTime Power ECO
Power can be a gating factor in success or failure of today’s semiconductors. Reducing power is critical for not just mobile devices, but for plugin devices as well.
I’m William Gurstelle, Author of Backyard Ballistics, and This Is How I Work
William Gurstelle has a knack for building highly kinetic things. He often explores subjects that seem dangerous from a distance—like cannons and catapults—but are safe so long as you understand the science.He is the author of bestselling Backyard Ballistics, which details a variety of projectile-flinging…
RT – Daily news
‘Silent and lifeless’: Eerie 360 video of a Syrian city in ruins
RT has visited the Syrian city of Homs, which used to be home to over 600,000 people, but was turned into apocalyptic wasteland by years of fighting between the government, rebels and terrorist groups. Read Full Article at
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netatmo by philippe starck, a smart radiator valve with voice control
designboom spoke with phillipe starck about the netatmo valves, where he discusses the design process, his relationship with netatmo and his views on smart homes and IoT / internet of things. The post netatmo by philippe starck, a smart radiator valve with voice control appeared first on designboom… – latest science and technology news stories
Curious tilt of the sun traced to undiscovered planet
Planet Nine—the undiscovered planet at the edge of the Solar System that was predicted by the work of Caltech’s Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown in January 2016—appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the sun, according to a new study. – latest science and technology news stories
Divisive bid to build telescope in Hawaii faces new hearing
A $1.4 billion project to build one of the world’s largest telescopes is up against intense protests by Native Hawaiians and others who say building it on the Big Island’s Mauna Kea mountain will desecrate sacred land. – latest science and technology news stories
Juno spacecraft in safe mode for latest Jupiter flyby
NASA’s Juno spacecraft entered safe mode Tuesday, Oct. 18 at about 10:47 p.m. PDT (Oct. 19 at 1:47 a.m. EDT). Early indications are a software performance monitor induced a reboot of the spacecraft’s onboard computer. The spacecraft acted as expected during the transition into safe mode, restarted successfully… – latest science and technology news stories
More evidence for ninth planet roaming solar system’s outer fringes
As the search for a hypothetical, unseen planet far, far beyond Neptune’s orbit continues, research by a team of the University of Arizona provides additional support for the possible existence of such a world and narrows the range of its parameters and location.
Popular Science
Japanese Projector Displays Smooth Video On A Wriggling, Dancing Surface
Gadgets Only in a lab, so far Tool projects images onto deformed, moving surface.
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The Most Ambitious Tunnel-Building Project In History
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Gene Editing Shifts Food Possibilities Forward
From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News How to win a race against time Scientists have developed a breakthrough technology that will allow us to develop new crops built for a harsher climate. It’s called gene editing and it could prove…
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Here’s the Fattest Bear
Image: Katmai National Park Service To all the daddies reading this: it’s not you. Sorry! The good folks at the Katmai National Park Service in Alaska have been hard at work pitting the park’s bears against each other in a competition where people voted on the fattest bear caught on camera. On Tuesday,…
Stanley J7CSR ‘FatMax’ 700-Amp Peak Jump Starter & Compressor Combo $39.98
Stanley J7CSR ‘FatMax’ 700-Amp Peak Jump Starter & Compressor Combo $39.98
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Strike at French news channel iTélé ‘symbolic’ of greater struggles in journalism
An ongoing strike at French 24-hour news channel iTélé against the hiring of presenter Jean-Marc Morandini – who stands accused of sexually coercing minors – has come to represent a larger struggle over journalistic ethics and editorial independence.
Digital Trends
Could the Henty CoPilot be the ultimate commuter/adventure travel bag?
Are you perennially in search of the right bag to carry your stuff? With an outer garment roll bag and an inner cylindrical bag, complete with backpack or messenger straps, the Henty CoPilot, now in a Kickstarter campaign, exemplifies luggage versatility. The mission of Tasmania-based Henty since the…
Digital Trends
Amazon’s Alexa prepares for your questions from final presidential debate
Confused by the 2016 presidential election? Join the club. Luckily, we know someone who just might be able to help. Her name is Alexa, and because this year’s race to the White House has clearly transcended the realm of human understanding, we’ve turned to machines. So on Wednesday evening, if you have…
Newswise: SciNews
Pot’s Hidden Price
A new survey of marijuana grow sites in California demonstrates the potential environmental impact of marijuana farming and provides an example of the survey and analysis needed as farming expands.
LeEco’s LeSEE Pro autonomous concept makes troubled debut
Something was clearly wrong when, rather than riding onto the stage in the LeEco autonomous car, CEO YT Jiang instead jogged down the catwalk in a flurry of smoke. No, the eye-catching concept hadn’t caught fire behind the scenes. In fact, the saga of how Chinese behemoth and US market hopeful LeEco…
There’s an Enormous Natural Gas Seep Along the West Coast
From British Columbia to Northern California, planet Earth’s got a case of the toots. A recent deep ocean mapping survey has learned that a geologically-active strip of seafloor called the Cascadia Subduction Zone is bubbling methane like mad. It could be one of the most active methane seeps on the planet.Read…
Mark Zuckerberg Defends Peter Thiel’s Trump Ties In Internal Memo
Soon after it was announced that Project Include, a community for building meaningful, enduring diversity and inclusion into tech companies, would no longer work with Y Combinator startups, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended Thiel’s status as a Facebook board member in a message to employees. “We…
Star Wars Art
When it comes to Star Wars Art, there isn’t a name bigger than Ralph McQuarrie. He goes all the way back to the early days alongside George Lucas, when he…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Popular Science
DARPA Just Gave The Air Force A Telescope To Watch For Satellite Sabotage
Military In a small desert ceremony, the military prepared to defend the heavens DARPA handed over a space surveillance telescope to the Air Force.
Wall of taco trucks wages delicious protest outside of Trump’s Vegas hotel
In what might be the most delicious protest ever, a wall of taco trucks formed outside a Trump hotel in Vegas Wednesday ahead of the final presidential debate. The gathering was arranged by The Culinary Union, PLAN Action and the Latino Victory Project with the purpose of “reminding Mr. Trump that immigrant…
Anti-Defamation League sees sharp rise in anti-Semitic tweets – CNET
Journalists are targeted by hate tweeters as the divisive 2016 presidential campaign stirs emotions.
The Proper Way to Finish Surfacing Wood Furniture
One of the appealing things about crafting a piece of furniture from wood is that it already has a pleasant color and texture. You might not want to hide it under a coat of paint, and a good stain can really bring out the natural texture. Here’s how to do it right.Read more…
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7 Myths About Native Americans That Need to be Corrected
In ‘All the Real Indians Died Off,’ two scholars take longstanding myths about Native Americans to task.Read More
Here’s a Ghostbusters ‘Remake’ No One Could Have a Problem With
Remember the brilliant Star Wars Snowspeeder costume that Ryan Scott Miller built around his son’s wheelchair last Halloween? He’s already managed to top himself a year later by now turning Jeremy’s wheelchair into a miniature version of the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1. This kid is getting so much candy.Read… – latest science and technology news stories
Stephen Hawking opens British artificial intelligence hub (Update)
Professor Stephen Hawking on Wednesday opened a new artificial intelligence research centre at Britain’s Cambridge University. – latest science and technology news stories
Rockcress as heavy-metal hoover
Rockcress of the Arabidopsis halleri species is known to possess the capability of settling on hostile, heavy metal-contaminated soil. It stores extraordinary high concentrations of certain toxic heavy metals in its leaves: a rare property. Researchers from Bochum and Bayreuth have analysed approx. 2,000… – latest science and technology news stories
Offspring from fat fish on deep reefs help keep shallower populations afloat
Populations of coral reef fish in shallower, more vulnerable habitats likely owe at least some of their sustainability to the prodigious reproductive abilities of large, old counterparts that dwell at greater depths, a recent study suggests.
RT – Daily news
‘We don’t hide it’: White Helmets openly admit being funded by Western govts
A chief liaison officer of the White Helmets has acknowledged to RT that his organization, which claims to be “non-governmental” and “neutral,” receives funding and equipment from several western states, including the US, the UK and Germany. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Faculty at 14 Pennsylvania state schools go on historic strike
Faculty and coaches at more than a dozen state universities in Pennsylvania have been working for 477 days under an expired contract, and they’ve had enough. They’ve begun a historic strike over proposed raises and health care contributions. Read Full Article at
Sling TV adds NHL Network marking a first for OTT providers
Making good on its recent promise, Sling TV has announced the official arrival of NHL Network on its service, making it the first over-the-top provider to offer this particular sports network. This a big deal with hockey fans, as it allows them to enjoy live hockey games and coverage without having to…
Review: Six Python IDEs go to the mat
Of all the metrics you could use to gauge the popularity and success of a language, one surefire factor is the number of development environments available for it. Python’s rise in popularity over the last several years has brought with it a strong wave of IDE support, with tools aimed both at the…
Digital Trends
Great deal! The Pebble Time is on sale for just $80
The Apple Watch may have the most developed smartwatch platform, but it costs an arm and a leg at $350+. Fortunately, the Apple Watch isn’t the only player in the market. If you’re curious about smartwatches, but don’t want to make a big financial commitment, Amazon currently offers the Pebble Time…
Digital Trends
The Blu Energy X Plus 2’s massive battery promises up to three days of use
Even though the rest of the phone was fairly standard, the Blu Energy X Plus was memorable for its large 4,000mAh battery. It has been around 15 months, and Blu has now announced its successor, the Energy X Plus 2. Starting with the highlight feature, the Energy X Plus 2 features a huge 4,900mAh battery,…
Digital Trends
Hands on: ‘Super Mario Maker’ for Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS is a superb port, but losing the ability to share creations online may be a dealbreaker for die-hard level creators. Super Mario Maker is a natural fit for the Nintendo 3DS. The short nature of its levels and free-form design mode lend themselves perfectly to playing…
Digital Trends
Sprint now offers an unlimited data plan for tablets, but it comes with certain limits
Want unlimited data from Sprint? You can get it, but it’ll cost you … not all that much, actually. On Tuesday, the Kansas-based mobile service provider introduced an unlimited data plan exclusively for tablet users. It’s being touted as a deal for just $20 a line per month, and promises “unlimited mobile…
Digital Trends
Naval Research Laboratory is teaching drones to use thermals to soar like birds
Everyone reading this has likely seen birds soaring at some point or other, effortlessly moving through the air without flapping their wings. Unlike regular gliding, which gradually results in a bird losing altitude, soaring represents a special type of gliding in which birds fly on rising air currents,…
ThorFire 2pcs 18650 Battery and Charger $9.99
ThorFire 2pcs 18650 Battery and Charger $9.99
AI, autonomous cars and moral dilemmas
 You’re a train conductor speeding along when you suddenly see five people tied up on the tracks in front of you. You don’t have enough time to stop, but you do have enough time to switch to an alternate track. That’s when you see there’s one person tied up on the alternate track. Do you pull the lever…
Pokemon GO 10000mAh Power Bank Battery $26.80
Pokemon GO 10000mAh Power Bank Battery $26.80
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Watts Bar Unit 2 achieves commercial operation
Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Unit 2 successfully completed an extensive series of power ascension tests and reliably operated at full power for more than three weeks.The $4.7 billion capital construction project was completed on budget. The unit now moves to working asset status.Watts Bar Unit…
Snapchat Spectacles
Give your loyal followers a full-access peak into your glamorous life using these Snapchat spectacles. These stylish specs are designed to record up to 10 second 115 degree angle clips that are viewable from any direction. Check it out
Cache Survival Belt
The cache survival belt is the ultimate accessory for travel and everyday use. Available in either an adventure, essentials, or a minimalist model, the belt is designed with a bevy of features like a concealed 28″ Velcro pocket, paracord gear loops, and a small mirror. Check it out $30.00
Desktop Food 3D Printer
Turn your meals into art by creating fun designs using this desktop food 3D printer. It’s compact enough to fit on your kitchen’s counter top and lets you express your artistic side by creating food in the shape of classic cartoon characters. Check it out $899.00
Google Adds Project Assignments, Improved Voice Typing, and More to G Suite
Google’s recently rebranded G Suite collection of Docs, Sheets, and Slides, gets a handful of improvements today. Notably, this includes a new assignment function alongside a few other lesser improvements.Read more…
Dinosaur Halloween Costumes
Turn heads when you hit the streets to go trick-or-treating by dressing your herd in these dinosaur Halloween costumes. These colorful ensembles are handmade from soft fleece and can be customized with bright colors like pink and turquoise. Check it out $90.00
Motion Activated Garage Ceiling Light
Fill your garage or shed with light using this motion activated garage ceiling light. It screws into the light socket, uses only 25 watts of power, and features 3 adjustable panels that output 3,000 lumens of bright white light. Check it out $99.00
Wooden Farm Animal Furniture
Add some rustic charm to any room in your home by storing your stuff inside this wooden farm animal furniture. This quaint piece carries all the aesthetics of a wooden shipping crate – right down to the “fragile” stamp – and features ample storage space. Check it out $1,260.00
iPhone Recharging Crank Case
Extend the life of your phone without having to rely on wall outlets by using this iPhone recharging crank case. It features dual-layer protection with rubberized corners along with a flip-out crank which you can rotate in either direction to charge your phone. Check it out $99.99
Noise Blocking Personal Zone Creator
Escape from the stress of everyday life using this noise blocking personal zone creator. It easily sticks on to any desk or window and utilizes anti-vibration technology to block off nearby vibrating objects to create a bubble of serenity. Check it out $159.00
Star Wars Misters
Spook up your haunted house with some help from the Dark Side using these Star Wars misters. Available in both Darth Vader and Stormtrooper models, they stand 6.5 inches tall, come with an embedded light, and create an eerie mist using only tap water. Check it out $24.33
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Iron Man Would Wear These Sunglasses That Slide Into Place
Gadgets Deal with it Eyewear worthy of Tony Stark himself…
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Samsung doesn’t want to pay for fire damage from the Galaxy Note 7
Enlarge / The remains of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at the garage it is suspected of setting fire to. (credit: The Guardian) The saga of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 keeps going. After two recalls, the dangerous, potentially explosive device has been cancelled, and now Samsung has to deal with the mess…
OMGUbuntu: ‘Why Use Linux?’ Answered in 3 Short Words
Linux-focused blog OMGUbuntu’s Joey-Elijah Sneddon shared a post today in which he is trying to explain why people should Linux. He stumbled upon the question when he typed “Why use” and Google suggested Linux as one of the most frequent questions. From the article: The question posed is not one that…
BenQ SW2700PT Color Accurate 27″ 2560×1440 IPS Panel LED LCD Monitor $509.15
BenQ SW2700PT Color Accurate 27″ 2560×1440 IPS Panel LED LCD Monitor $509.15
For Google’s X lab, it takes 3 things to become a moonshot – CNET
Astro Teller, the head of Alphabet’s secretive research lab X, explains how it chooses projects and avoids working on tech that doesn’t matter.
Digital Trends
Michael Jordan’s ‘Space Jam’ headed back to theaters to mark 20th anniversary
It has been two decades since Michael Jordan and his Looney Tunes basketball team hit the court, but they’re set to do it again. With Space Jam‘s 20th anniversary coming in November, the live-action/animated comedy is headed back to theaters. Warner Bros. Pictures and Fathom Events have teamed up for…
Digital Trends
Eye care experts say multiscreen lifestyle raises risk of dry eye disease
Are you more aware of feeling your eyes? The incidence of dry eye disease is increasing, and eye care professionals blame our multiscreen lifestyles, according to the National Eye Care (Current Attitudes Related to Eye Health) Survey. The National Eye CARE Survey was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf…
Digital Trends
Klipsch promises performance with four new Reference-series headphones
In September, Klipsch unveiled a haul of audio gear for CEDIA 2016, but none of it had anything to do with one of the company’s best-loved product categories — headphones. It seems the company was holding on to that announcement for October, as on Wednesday the company announced four new headphones,…
Next Big Future
UK begins next generation nuclear submarine construction and it will have all-electric magnet motor
The United Kingdom has started production on its new Successor-class ballistic missile submarines, the next generation of Trident-missile submarines. The four new boats will be the largest submarines ever built for the Royal Navy—displacing 17,200 tons with a length of about 502ft—but they will only…
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This disinfection robot can light the way to cleaner hospitals
A robot being developed by Blue Ocean Robotics uses ultraviolet light to disinfect rooms. The Danish company is targeting the product first at hospitals, where there’s a high danger of patients contracting infections. In a 2011 study, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said patients acquired 722,000…
WIRED’s Totally Legit Guide to Rigging a Presidential Election
So you want to rig an election? Follow these many, many, many steps to show how much you hate democracy. The post WIRED’s Totally Legit Guide to Rigging a Presidential Election appeared first on WIRED.
Remains of the Day: Google Adds Note Pinning to Keep
Google has finally added a very obvious and necessary feature to its note-taking app, Google Keep. With their latest update, you can pin notes in place so that it’s not just a random junk drawer of information. Read more…
Custom Chess Sets Let You Play With Your Favorite City’s Famous Landmarks
For those who don’t live under a monarchy, memorizing the ranks of queens, kings, bishops, and other pieces makes learning chess that much harder. But swap out royalty and peasants with buildings from famous cities, and all you really need to know is that taller is better.Read more…
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Airbnb bans multi-listing hosts in New York and San Francisco
Airbnb knows that city and state governments are eager to crack down on abuse of its home rentals for makeshift hotels, so it’s taking action before it has no choice. As of November 1st, residential hosts are banned from offering multiple listings in both New York state and San Francisco — you can’t…
Ars Technica
New antibiotic mined from human gut reverses drug resistance in superbugs
Enlarge / Rhodococcus group bacteria (credit: CDC) For years, scientists have been digging into dirt mounds and mud pits across the globe to uncover new antibiotics. But they may have to look no further than their own pile of poop. The microbes bustling in our bellies may be gold mines for new…
Here are all the updates Apple could give to Macs next week
Apple just sent out invites for an event next week where the company is expected to announce an updated MacBook Pro and possibly refreshes to the rest of the Mac lineup. Here are all the rumors we’ve been hearing. SEE ALSO: Apple sends out invites to October event MacBook Pro First up is the MacBook…
T-Mobile fined $48m by FCC over ‘unlimited’ data restriction disclosures
The FCC has announced that T-Mobile will pay $48 million to settle a probe into its restrictions disclosures related to unlimited data. The commission announced the fine today, saying it is related to an investigation it carried out regarding whether the Uncarrier appropriately disclosed what kind of…
Curbed National
Why timber construction is poised for a high-tech renaissance
A new exhibition at the National Building Museum in D.C. looks at the reasons behind the current rise of wooden construction Museums with a focus on architecture often find themselves slightly out of time, focused on incredible works from the past, or inspired and educated guesses about a brighter future….
RT – Daily news
Closing arguments made in Oregon refuge standoff trial
The Oregon wildlife refuge standoff trial has entered the closing arguments phase. Seven people, including members of the Bundy family, face federal obstruction charges after occupying the refuge earlier this year in a protest against government overreach. Read Full Article at
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Skullcandy Barricade IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Skullcandy Barricade IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth SpeakerSkullcandy continues to extend and solidify the brand’s wireless innovations with the introduction of a family of new Bluetooth speakers. The new Skullcandy speakers come packed with a powerful loudness-to-size ratio that doesn’t sacrifice quality…
Google To Launch Streaming TV Service In Early 2017
It looks like the internet search giant is expected to beat Apple to the punch by releasing its streaming TV service early next year. The Wall Street Journal notes that CBS has agreed to bring content to the service, while 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney are in the final stages of talks to add their…
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The 20 best Chromecast apps for Google’s streaming puck
You could spend hours looking for the best apps on Google’s Chromecast. You could … but you shouldn’t have to. Despite it being the cheapest way to get your TV connected to the biggest streaming services, Chromecast isn’t known for having the most user-friendly content store.Once upon a time that was…
Digital Trends
Microsoft will soon be rolling out Focused Inbox to all Outlook users
Microsoft’s acquisition of the Acompli email app has only started to pay dividends for the company’s Windows 10 and Office users. A number of features from the popular iOS and Android apps have made their way over to the email app in Windows 10 and to Office 365, but quite a few remain unavailable. One…
Digital Trends
Road ID app lets you keep tabs on your loved ones when they are out running
There are plenty of apps that track running data from a fitness perspective, but considerably fewer which aim to keep runners safe. That is the goal of Road ID, a mobile app which offers a so-called eCrumb tracking service, allowing friends, family or anyone else you choose to track you in real-time…
Mises Institute
How the Feds Botched the Frontier Homestead Acts
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssU.S. HistoryPolitical TheoryHow the Feds Botched the Frontier Homestead Acts 0 Views In American political discourse, the Homestead Acts remain so widely regarded as a success, that merely mentioning them will often suffice to provide evidence of how…
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How Regulation Protects Established Firms
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssHow Regulation Protects Established Firms 0 Views In various talks (long and short) and articles about big business, I’ve stressed the point that established companies frequently lobby for more regulation, give generously to politicians on all sides, and benefit…
Lynk & Co cars let owners easily start their own sharing business
Chinese automaker Geely has launched a new car brand with sharable locks and an open platform designed to make its vehicles “the most connected in the world”. Read more
Next Big Future
Spacex ITS rocket could get to Saturn’s moon Titan in 400 days and could refuel at Titan
Adam Crowl has been examining the Spacex Interstellar Transport System and analyzing the possible missions to Saturn’s Titan and Jupiter’s moons.Flying to Titan will be easier than flying to the large Moons of Jupiter. The thick atmosphere as thick as Titan’s is a boon to space-travelers trying to shed…
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Political suicide?
A collection of interviews with the French president reveals a catalogue of jibes at a cross-section of society, leading many to describe his comments as “political suicide”.
Substitutions for iPhone Shows You What to Safely Swap in Your Recipes
iOS: If you have diet restrictions or allergies, you probably have a mental list of common ingredients to watch out for and what to swap in instead, but you shouldn’t have to rely on a mental list for everything. Substitutions is a one-stop app where you can quickly look up ingredient swaps on the fly.Aside…
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hankook technodome by foster + partners opens in south korea
the facility aims to attract the industry’s top talent, with light filled workplaces, advanced laboratories, and integrated social spaces. The post hankook technodome by foster + partners opens in south korea appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Yemen ceasefire comes into effect
A ceasefire took effect in war-ravaged Yemen just before midnight Wednesday, under a United Nations plan, as warring parties face mounting pressure to end more than 18 months of fighting.
The Awesomer
We Will Rock You Fast
LinkQueen’s 1977 classic We Will Rock You is one of rock and roll’s (and sports’) greatest anthems. So the idea of a cover version is kind of sacrilege. But we’ll give this 1981 version a pass, since it was recorded by Queen themselves, and gives the song a whole different flavor. More Awesome Stuff:…
Airbnb proposes new rules for New York as deadline for state bill approaches
Airbnb is fighting for survival in New York City. As a bill that would devastate the home-sharing company in the state inches closer and closer to law, Airbnb is proposing new rules for its NYC hosts.  In an op-ed in the New York Daily News on Wednesday, Airbnb Global Head of Public Policy Chris Lehane…
Astorflex’s Greenflex Takes Chukkas to the Next Level
Huckberry said their discovery of Astorflex sparked a moment of “disbelief”, and yeah, same.Read more…
‘Bowl of Skittles’ photographer sues Trumps, Pence – CNET
Lawsuit alleges Trump campaign did not have permission to use photo in controversial tweet, an image captured by a refugee.
New photo of Jupiter shows planet with huge smiley face
A new image, processed by a citizen scientist using data from a NASA spacecraft near Jupiter, shows the huge planet in a friendly new light. While Jupiter — the largest planet in our solar system — is usually known for its immense gravity and extreme belts of hazardous radiation, the world looks distinctly…
Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers
All puns, all night long at your next bro night? No, dudes, I’m not playing games with your heart. I’m playing games with this deck of Punderdome cards. Interested, ye linguistic manipulators? Ye nimble thinkers? Ye word nerds? Then grab a set for yourself, and prepare to take your wit and punning to…
10 handy Safari tips that every iOS user should know [Video]
Mobile Safari is the primary way that the majority of people access the Internet on their iPhones and iPads, but are you getting the most out of Apple’s default browser? While it’s quite likely that most of you will be familiar with many of these tips, there’s a good chance that you’ll learn at least…
My Hydro Custom Hydro Flask Bottles
The popular vacuum sealing water bottles can now be fully customized.
How to make a music chatbot without the gimmicks
GUEST: Every weekend new bots are emerging, particularly in the entertainment arena. Built in a weekend and released to the world, they’re usually either purely meant to be funny or are solving a “problem” no one really has. After the initial influx of users from PR, retention drops off a cliff and they…
Chatbots are having a crisis of brand identity
GUEST: Chatbots. That’s the word on everyone’s lips in the tech world. Despite blatant branding flaws, the bot industry is booming. So much so that we’ve still yet to grasp its full value and potential. Yes, there will be learnings, hiccups, pivots, winners and losers, like anything else. But I believe…
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The best TVs of 2016: which TV should you buy?
If you’re looking to buy a TV this year you’re faced with quite simply the most complicated and diverse TV market there’s ever been.You’ve got to take into consideration different panel technologies (direct LED, edge LED, and OLED); different resolutions (HD and UHD); whether or not you want high dynamic…
Under Armour brings heart-rate monitoring and a bulky design to its Bluetooth earbuds
 First and foremost, a pair of earbuds ought to be comfortable. I mean, if you don’t want to wear the things around, what’s the point, really? But try as I might, I just couldn’t get a good fit with the UA Headphones Wireless Heart Rate – Engineered by JBL. As with the verbose naming scheme, the issue…
BBC News – World
I went to Nigeria to meet the man who scammed me
When a 58-year-old Danish woman was scammed into paying a 24-year-old Nigerian, she took an unexpected turn by going out and visiting him, writes Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.
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New tilting 3-wheeler concept promises wild 52-degree lean angles
The absurdly named Narrow Tilting Vehicle with Non-Tilting Wheels (or NTVNTW) is a narrow track reverse trike that promises an amazing cornering experience with 52 degrees of lean and three flat car tires giving a huge grippy contact patch and excellent stability… Continue Reading New tilting…
Man eats hot pepper, burns hole in esophagus – CNET
Technically Incorrect: Some challenges go too far. Ghost peppers can turn you into a ghost. Don’t be this man.
Stephen Hawking: Most of our history is the history of stupidity – CNET
Technically Incorrect: Speaking in the UK, the physicist said that AI would either be the best or worst thing ever for humanity.
SurfEars Ear Plugs
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ARM Moves to Fill Industry’s Engineering Education Gap
Between what engineering schools teach and industry needs, ARM seeks to insert online education.
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AECOM to build $1B electric vehicle plant in Vegas
Aecom, America’s largest design engineer, will have its skills tested with a contract to build a high-tech factory for Chinese electric vehicle start-up Faraday Future (FF) in Las Vegas. The work will have a construction value of $500m, signed on a guaranteed maximum price basis, but FF has said in…
The Flying Freedom Desktop
Reader snovvcrash shared this customized desktop in our Desktop Showcase, and it makes us feel like flying too. Here’s how to get the same look on your computer.Snovvcrash is using Rainmeter, and if you’re unfamiliar, our getting started guide can help you out.Once you have the basics down though, here’s…
Musk targeting coast-to-coast test drive of fully self-driving Tesla by late 2017
 Elon Musk is really accelerating the potential timeline for delivering self-driving: The Tesla CEO said on a press call that he hopes to deliver a test ride of fully autonomous Tesla vehicle driving by next year. What kind of test? Not a trip around the block, but a coast-to-coast road trip, he says….
New Scientist – Online news
Hundreds of deep-sea vents found spewing methane off US coast
Recent surveys off the US coast have discovered vents spewing a potent greenhouse gas and curiously purple creatures deep below the sea’s surface
Digital Trends
Turn buildings solar without compromising its style with ‘invisible’ panels
For all the benefits solar panels afford its owners, one thing it doesn’t do incredibly well is sit inconspicuously atop the roof on their home. Because of this, a small Italian company named Dyaqua has developed what it is calling Invisible Solar panels and recently launched a funding campaign via Indiegogo….
Top lesser known messaging apps you should give a try
We’re all familiar with the big messaging options: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, and iMessage. But what if you don’t have an Apple device, don’t trust Facebook and WhatsApp’s encryption, and balk at the thought of embracing Google? Good news: there are a bunch of great messaging alternatives…
These Are Some Cool Ass Parkour Bike Tricks
Why bike regularly when you can bike while running sideways on a wall, or move forward while handstanding on the handlebars in the opposite direction? Heck, Tim Knoll, the biker in the video, is so good at busting bike tricks that don’t involve the act of pedaling that he can even launch off the bike…
Google’s Android Pay mobile wallet arrives in Hong Kong – CNET
Mobile payments system for Android phones can be used at more than 5,000 retail locations in Hong Kong, including 7-Eleven and McDonald’s.
Digital Trends
A new mobile VR solution is coming to town: LeEco’s ExploreVR headset
As part of LeEco’s announcement of its intent to invade the U.S. market with its products and services in November, the company revealed it has a virtual reality headset similar to the Gear VR in the works. That means LeEco will be competing directly with Samsung, which is no small feat to say the least…
Digital Trends
Lynk & Co isn’t just a new car brand, it’s a new way of thinking about transportation
Any time a new car company launches, it’s generally met with a healthy mix of skepticism and hopefulness. Leading up to the debut of burgeoning automaker Lynk & Co, I was definitely leaning toward the former, as the brand’s vague website swapped shopping tools and specs for clips of millennials drinking…
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Digital Projections Can Now Stick To Your Clothes, Even When You Move
Usually, if you project an image onto a physical object with light, the projected image will get distorted anytime the underlying object moves. However, a new technique called “dynamic image projection” allows a projected image to move in time with an object underneath, making it appear as though it…
Study shows man likely killed by brutal boomerang 800 years ago
When thrown properly, boomerangs can be lethal weapons. In fact, cave paintings in Australia show that they’ve been used as such for thousands of years, during hunting and battle. Now, scientists think they might have the remains of a boomerang-attack victim, with the discovery of an 800-year-old skeleton…
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Uber CEO says self-driving cars won’t replace human drivers in the near term
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says his company’s efforts to automate vehicles is an “existential” decision to be able to survive the next big shift in transportation. Yet when speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco this evening, Kalanick says that the technology won’t eviscerate…
RT – Daily news
Vietnam supports US interventions in Asia Pacific to promote ‘peace and prosperity’ – military
Vietnam, which defeated a massive US invasion in the 1970s, says it supports Washington’s intervention in the Asia Pacific “if it brings peace, stability and prosperity” to the region, the country’s top military official told US counterparts in Hanoi. Read Full Article at
Ladies, this AR app wants to apply your makeup for you – CNET
TeleBeauty, an augmented reality app from Microsoft and Skype, is hoping to help businesswomen who regularly conference call from home.
RT – Daily news
Overreaction? Russia’s air carrier group tour to Med provokes military, media hysteria in Europe
A cruise of the Russian Northern Fleet’s naval group, including Russia’s only aircraft carrier, to the Mediterranean Sea has provoked a nervous response from some European states, who said they could send their vessels to intercept the group. Read Full Article at
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News: SANAA’s Grace Farms “River” project crowned as MCHAP winner
The big announcement is finally out! SANAA’s meandering Grace Farms community center has won the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for the 2014/2015 cycle, as announced by IIT College of Architecture Dean Wiel Arets and MCHAP Director Dirk Denison during a ceremony tonight at the S.R. Crown Hall in Chicago. First…
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News: 2016 AIA TAP/CCA Innovation Award winners announced
The American Institute of Architects Technology in Architectural Practice teamed up with the Construction Contract Administration (CCA) Knowledge Community to create the yearly AIA TAP/CCA Innovation Awards, which recognizes projects that integrate new practices and technologies that will enhance data-centric…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Scientists find a storm on Jupiter that towers above the planet’s pole
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/GSFC For the Juno spacecraft scientists on Wednesday it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of discovery, it was the age of disquiet, it was the spring of…
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Ghost marine platform takes a dive with unmanned submersible Guardian
A few years ago, Juliet Marine Systems (JMS) unveiled the Ghost, an angular boat that could actively reduce drag in the water by creating a bubble of gas around its two foils. Now the company has announced plans for the Guardian, a submersible version of the craft designed for both manned and…
The Truth About Immigration
Here’s a big beautiful wall of facts. The post The Truth About Immigration appeared first on WIRED.
Fast Company
Three Things Freelancers Need From The Next Administration
Take the population of Nevada, site of tonight’s debate, then double it—that’s how many people considered freelancing full-time this year. Take the population of Nevada, site of tonight’s debate, then double it—that’s how many people considered freelancing full-time this year.Donald…
Scientists reveal a dramatic new look at the Milky Way
Even to the naked eye, the Milky Way is a stunning thing. That makes a high-resolution look at the galaxy’s hydrogen clouds even more dramatic. Scientists from Australia and Germany have produced a new, detailed survey of the Milky Way, dubbed HI4PI. It shows the presence of hydrogen gas in the…
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[ Top Selling ] Kabden 8601 Canvas Sling Bag
URL:    $19.73Coupon:    OUT15OFF[ Main Features ]The large capacity of 10L to meet your needs and hold the things you want.With many pockets inside, it can contain all your items like pad, magazines, smartphone, notebook, various cards and your pens at a time.Our shoulder…
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview for PCs with updated Camera app, Ink Stencils, Ubuntu 16.04 in Bash
Microsoft today announced the release of new Windows 10 builds for PC and mobile for people participating in the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. Build 14951, which follows build 14946 from last week, contains a few meaningful changes on the PC side. One is that Microsoft has revamped the…
Mapped Movies: The Architecture and Settings Behind Film’s Greatest Moments
© Unsplash user Noom Peerapong. Licensed under CC0. Stories have a way of clinging to places, charging buildings and spaces with an effect only perceptible to those who know what they once staged. Film is the most visual storytelling medium, and their environments often play memorable and…
Digital Trends
The best drone you can buy
In just the past few years, drones have transformed from a geeky hobbyist affair to a cultural phenomenon. They’re everywhere now, and they’re available in just about any shape, size, or configuration you could ever want. The market is saturated with them now, so to help you navigate the increasingly…
Call an Uber, and soon you’ll get a robot – CNET
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick talks self-driving cars and Uber’s future at Vanity Fair Summit.
Report: Ecuador Has Been Sick of Julian Assange ‘for Months’
It doesn’t matter if you’re an anti-secrecy activist and they’re a leftist government critical of the United States—if you happen to be Julian Assange, everyone gets tired of your shit eventually.Read more…
Archinect – News
SANAA’s Grace Farms “River” building wins latest MCHAP
The verdict is out! SANAA’s meandering Grace Farms “River” project has won the second Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, as announced by IIT College of Architecture Dean Wiel Arets and MCHAP Director Dirk Denison during a ceremony tonight at the S.R. Crown Hall in Chicago. First awarded in 2014, the biennial…
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Tiny body-roaming robots could be the future of wearables
Wearables have gotten smaller and less obtrusive over the years, culminating in today’s compact fitness trackers and smartwatches that stay immobile and out of the way. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Researchers at MIT and Stanford teamed up to develop Rovables, miniature robots chock full of…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
On Patrol with America’s Top Bioterror Cop
Will garage gene editing unleash a biological plague? Special Agent Ed You is ready if it does.
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Lynk & Co’s EV is the first car with a dedicated app store
As a rule, automakers see software in a car as a means to an end. Even Tesla, as cutting edge as it may be, is only willing to give its code so much attention. However, China’s Geely wants to see what happens when you put code at the forefront. It’s launching a new Lynk & Co brand whose inaugural… – latest science and technology news stories
Leisure activities, job crafting can make company ‘mistfits’ more productive
Finding meaning outside of work and proactively tailoring duties on the job may help people who fail to gel with a company’s culture stay engaged and become more productive workers, according to researchers.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
toru’s babu and clop chairs challenge the standard seated form
babu acts as a place of shelter for one to meditate, relax and unwind. The post toru’s babu and clop chairs challenge the standard seated form appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Samsung produces mobile DRAM, equal to best notebook
Samsung Electronics has begun supplying 8GB DRAM for mobile that will equal smartphone specs to a premium notebook.
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Dell aims for DNA sequencing advancements with unstructured data storage
Dell Technologies has unveiled its new all-flash Isilon scale-out NAS, aimed at delivering massive storage capability and performance for ‘future-ready’ unstructured data projects such as DNA sequencing.
BBC News – World
Mosul battle: Kurds launch ‘large-scale’ offensive
Kurdish fighters say they have launched a large-scale operation near Mosul, as an offensive to oust IS militants from the Iraqi city continues.
The very important question people were asking after the final presidential debate
When the smoke cleared and Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump walked away from their podiums, there was one very important question on people’s minds. I know I saw Ted Danson and Sarah Palin there at Vegas debate. But is this Vince Neil from Motley Crue with Trump? — Andrew…
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Gear for a Day-Trip Business Flight
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Police Stingrays unfairly impact low-income, black neighborhoods — report
The use of Stingray devices has been controversial. The surveillance tool can be used to locate cell phones by mimicking phone towers, but their practical use shows severe racial disparities in multiple cities across the country, according to a new report. Read Full Article at
Digital Trends
SkunkLock is a lock that stinks when a thief tries to steal your bike
It’s true. There are some pretty brazen bike thieves out there who’re quite happy to take an angle grinder to a bike lock so they can grab the two-wheeler that caught their eye. So when San Francisco-based Daniel Idzkowski learned that more than 1.5 million bikes are being stolen each year across the…
Mises Institute
The Federal Reserve Is Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedMoney and BanksMoney and BankingThe Federal Reserve Is Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon 0 Views Say what you want about Donald J. Trump, but he is correct about one thing: the Federal Reserve has, with near certainty, been holding interest rates… Full Feed
It’s No Surprise That Trump Might Not Accept Election Results. He’s Never Accepted Democratic Norms.
At last night’s final presidential debate, the GOP presidential nominee refused to say that he would honor and accept the results of the election. Instead, he said he would “keep you in suspense.” This is, indeed, horrifying, as his opponent Hillary Clinton said. But it should come as no surprise….
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Kids encouraged to create experimental designs out of 1,000 recycled cardboard hearts at the Beijing art festival
The Heart Board Pyramid project was a smash hit of the 728 International Children Art Festival. By providing an artistic medium, math becomes creative and fun for the visitors of all ages. The play-units were easily assembled and could be used much like building blocks to construct inventive new formations….
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Australian seaweed found to eliminate more than 99% of cow burp methane
Australia’s CSIRO has identified a strain of seaweed that can reduce bovine methane emissions by more than 99% if added to cow feed in small amounts. This could be huge for climate change, but it also has significant benefits for farmers. .. Continue Reading Australian seaweed found to eliminate…
RT – Daily news
Tribe protesting Dakota pipeline approves its land to relocate illegal camp – report
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has agreed to provide its land to relocate an unauthorized anti-Dakota Access pipeline protest camp off US Army Corps of Engineers property for the winter. However, a tribal leader says many want to stay on the federal land. Read Full Article at
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Eco-Friendly Modular Prefab Tiny Home
Prefab homebuilder GreenPod Development, based in Port Townsend, Washington, makes cozy tiny homes, which are factory made and can be constructed in just six weeks. One of these is their Waterhaus model, which would make a great vacation cabin, or even a full-time home. The home measures 450 sq…
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Climate change took a backseat to scandal at the presidential debates
While the third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton covered national debt, gun control — and whether or not to accept the results come election day — climate change barely got a look in. In fact, environment was hardly on the radar across the span of all three debates. As we summarized…
Microsoft allows Brazil to inspect its source code for ‘back doors’
(Reuters) – Microsoft, still stung by accusations that it installed “back doors” for the U.S. government to access customers’ communications, opened a center in Brazil on Wednesday where officials will be able to inspect its programming code, in an attempt to allay suspicions in the region that its software…
Capitalism Magazine
Government Regulation of Business: Protection or Harm?
Government should get out of regulating business at all, including regulations on product safety, emissions, and dealing with industrial waste.
BBC News – World
Is Brexit on agenda at Theresa May’s first EU summit?
The BBC’s Ros Atkins looks at whether Brexit will be high on the agenda during UK PM Theresa May’s first EU summit.
Twitter gets testy over Trump’s ‘nasty woman’ comment – CNET
Republican nominee’s assessment of Hillary Clinton’s character draws jeers on Twitter.
The WalkCar is like a MacBook-sized hoverboard – CNET
Announced last year, the WalkCar will sell for $1,280 and ship late next year.
Pakistan enforces blanket ban on Indian content on its TV and radio channels
Indian movies and other content will disappear from Pakistani television channels starting tomorrow as relationships between the two countries hit a new low after a terrorist attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir. India has accused Pakistan of waging a proxy war and in return conducted a “surgical… – latest science and technology news stories
Barrier Reef report card paints bleak picture
Australia on Thursday admitted more needs to be done to protect the Great Barrier Reef from pollution after a government-backed report painted a bleak picture of the natural wonder.
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Time Is When: A Charming Vintage Children’s Book About the Most Perplexing Dimension of Existence
“Time is from before to now; from now to later. Time is when.” “What is time? Things change, and time is how we keep track,” science writer James Gleick wrote in the final pages of his invigorating tour of our temporal imagination. Central to Gleick’s inquiry into our relationship with time is the observation…
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Swans Found to Windsurf Across Water
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Peek Inside a Star System That May Be About to Blow
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This Cooker Uses Rice Husks as a Cheap, Green Fuel Source
How to Use an Animated GIF as Your Desktop Wallpaper With Rainmeter
GIFs are the lifeblood of the internet. Rarely does an online feed not contain several (hundred) funny, informative, or adorable GIFs. Did you know that you could bring your love of GIFs to your desktop? Using the popular Windows program Rainmeter, you can place as many GIFs on your desktop as you desire….
Discounted 3D Printer, $10 Bluetooth Speakers, and Other Killer Deals [US/CA]
Have you always wanted a 3D printer in your home? Today is the day to pull the trigger! US Deals XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer ($233.98) [UK] XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer Free XYZmaker 3D design software, Free XYZware 3D printing software,…
Hello Again: Apple Will Reveal New Macs on October 27
Hello again. With these two simple words, Apple revealed what we’ve all been expecting for some time… new Macs are on their way. And we now know for sure that Apple will be revealing new Mac hardware on October 27th. Or next Thursday, for those struggling to do the math. Apple has sent out invites to…
With One Tweet, Trump Could Sabotage the Presidential Election
This election cycle has seen many scary moments, but none as dangerous as Donald Trump’s refusal to say whether he would accept the results in November. The post With One Tweet, Trump Could Sabotage the Presidential Election appeared first on WIRED.
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North Korea carries out second failed missile launch – South
North Korea has carried out its second failed missile launch in less than a week, according to the South Korean military.
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Honduras alert over heavy rains
Tegucigalpa (AFP) Oct 19, 2016 Honduras issued a red alert Wednesday over heavy rains in the south of the country, ordering evacuations because of dangerously surging river levels. The 48-hour highest-level alert was for the Choluteca province, with the evacuations in at-risk areas aimed at “saving…
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Adapting to the heat
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Oct 20, 2016 In classic experiments on frogs, scientists found that the amphibians’ urge to escape from dangerously hot water decreased significantly when the water temperature rose very gradually. In fact, sensitivity of many animals to temperature – including humans – is…
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A promising step toward controlling Zika virus and dengue fever
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 20, 2016 Five UCLA researchers were part of an international team that has used X-rays to reveal the structure of a molecule that is toxic to disease-carrying mosquitoes. The findings move the scientific world one step closer to genetically engineering a toxin that would…
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UM researchers study vast carbon residue of ocean life
Miami FL (SPX) Oct 20, 2016 The oceans hold a vast reservoir – 700 billion tons – of carbon, dissolved in seawater as organic matter, often surviving for thousands of years after being produced by ocean life. Yet, little is known about how it is produced, or how it’s being impacted by the many changes…
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Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine life, five years later
Pensacola FL (SPX) Oct 20, 2016 Five years ago, the largest single release of human-made radioactive discharge to the marine environment resulted from an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. Approximately 80 percent of the fallout happened over the Pacific Ocean. Jordi…
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Haiti sees 800 new cholera cases after hurricane
Geneva (AFP) Oct 19, 2016 Haiti recorded nearly 800 cases of cholera the week after it was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, as health officials grapple to contain the disease. There had been previous indications that Matthew triggered a surge…
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Future of Antarctic marine protected at risk
Stanford CA (SPX) Oct 17, 2016 Antarctica’s surrounding waters are home to some of the healthiest marine ecosystems on Earth and support thriving populations of krill, seabirds, fish and whales. But efforts to establish a network of effective Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean are…
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Stephen Hawking opens British artificial intelligence hub
Cambridge, United Kingdom (AFP) Oct 19, 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking on Wednesday opened a new artificial intelligence research centre at Britain’s Cambridge University. The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) will delve into AI applications ranging from increasingly “smart”…
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Soil moisture, snowpack data could help predict ‘flash droughts’
Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 19, 2016 New research suggests that “flash droughts” – like the one that unexpectedly gripped the Southern Rockies and Midwest in the summer of 2012 – could be predicted months in advance using soil moisture and snowpack data. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric…
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It’s Electric! NASA Glenn Engineers Test Next Revolution Aircraft
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 20, 2016 Electric cars are nothing new, they’re more efficient, produce less noise and emit less carbon into the atmosphere; which is exactly why engineers from NASA Glenn Research Center are taking this technology to the skies. “As large airline companies compete to…
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Boosting Europe’s all-electric satellites
Belfast, Northern Ireland (SPX) Oct 20, 2016 ESA astronaut Tim Peake this week opened a UK facility that will expand Europe’s capability with satellites that rely wholly on electric propulsion. Sited in Belfast, Northern Ireland, it builds on the advanced manufacturing skills there. Propellant tanks,…
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Will we kill (or contaminate) microbial life on Mars — if it exists?
These dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks called recurring slope lineae flowing downhill on Mars are inferred to have been formed by contemporary flowing water. Planetary scientists detected hydrated salts on these slopes at Hale crater, corroborating their original hypothesis that the streaks are indeed…
New Scientist – Online news
It’s fine to put a price on life, as long as it’s fair
Your life might feel priceless to you and your loved ones, but society needs to know its value
BBC News – World
Germany shooting: Policeman dies in raid on far-right gunman
A 32-year-old special forces officer has died of his wounds after he was shot during a raid on the home of a man linked to a far-right movement.
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LEED Gold Hankook Tire R+D Centre harvests rainwater for cooling in Asias Silicon Valley
Developed to attract the industry’s top talent, the 96,328-square-meter research and development center aspires to be an inspirational place to work and one that encourages collaboration and social interaction. The contemporary glazed building is housed beneath a floating silver roof with long overhangs…
RT – Daily news
‘Don’t chase terrorists to other countries, kill them on sight’ – Russia on Mosul offensive
The Russian military says it hopes the US-led coalition will not allow Islamic State terrorists holding Mosul to flee the city and go to Syria. It warned the operation is still being monitored. Read Full Article at
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Ecuador cut Assange’s internet with a little push from the US
When Ecuador admitted that it cut off Julian Assange’s internet connection at its embassy in London, the country’s officials said it was their own decision. According to NBC News, though, the US might have something to do with it. American intelligen…
RT – Daily news
‘Time to say goodbye to US,’ Philippines’ Duterte proclaims on historic China visit
It’s “time to say goodbye” to the United States, said Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on a visit to China, where he and President Xi Jinping are turning the recently-frosty tide with bilateral agreements, while Washington now gets the cold shoulder. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Turkish jets strike Kurdish militants in northern Syria amid Aleppo ceasefire
Turkish jets have targeted 18 Kurdish positions north of Aleppo, killing 160 to 200 fighters, Ankara’s military said in a statement. The airstrikes come as Syrian forces ceased fire in Aleppo to let armed militants and civilians leave the besieged city. Read Full Article at
Singapore will put high-tech sensors on regular buses to make them driverless
So far, most self-driving bus trials have involved smaller pod-like vehicles trundling between short distances. A new bus trial launched in Singapore aims to outfit regular large buses with clever technology, so they can operate along Singapore’s busy main roads eventually. SEE ALSO: Aussies want driverless…
RT – Daily news
Russian MoD livestreams from Aleppo as civilians leave militant-held areas
Livestream videos from web cameras installed along ‘humanitarian corridors’ in Aleppo, as well as real time drone footage, are now available at Russia’s MoD website, providing a closer look at what is happening in the city amid a provisional ceasefire. Read Full Article at
Uber and Lyft made up 52% of business travel transportation expenses in Q3
Another quarter has passed and Uber and Lyft have once again become the preferred method of transportation for business travelers. According to Q3 2016 numbers released by online travel and expense management service provider Certify, 52 percent of those using transit for work-related purposes opted…
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Faraday will unveil the future of electric cars at CES… again
Faraday Future – the electric car company hoping to rival Tesla – will be making a major announcement at CES for the second year running. After showing off a concept car, the FFZERO1, back in January 2016, FF has also thrown in with Formula E racing as it negotiates the tricky ‘concept to reality’ phase… all content
Between the lines
Books about the science of cities and artificial intelligence, plus a film about Russia’s nuclear “closed city”, reviewed by Margaret Harris and James Dacey all content
Taking the long view
Despite talk of skills shortages, most graduates in scientific disciplines take jobs outside science. Patrick White and Emma Smith reflect on why this is and what it means for the long-term career prospects of physics graduates all content
Finding the right boundaries
Roger Penrose’s book on “fashion, faith and fantasy” in physics asks excellent questions, but reviewer Chanda Prescod-Weinstein finds some of the answers wanting
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Future Pokemon games could all link to Pokemon Go
The buzz around Pokémon Go might have dropped down a notch but there’s plenty more Pokémon on the way, gaming fans – and future titles could all link back to Niantic’s smash hit of 2016.The upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon games for 3DS won’t be among them, as they was already too far down the development…
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Google refreshes its cloud storage, slashes prices to a new low
The tech giant revamps its cloud storage offerings, introducing a cold storage tier to challenge Amazon Glacier.
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The best iPhone games 2016
It would take approximately 34,506,455 years to play through every single iPhone game on the App Store. Well, OK, we might have made that number up, but surely we can’t be too far off.The App Store is crammed with gaming goodies to keep thumbs busy, but not all iPhone games are born equal – which is…
Trump did say his accusers aren’t attractive enough to assault
During last night’s debate, Donald Trump was on the defensive again when Hillary Clinton slammed him for his response to allegations of sexual misconduct.  SEE ALSO: Trump called Clinton a ‘nasty woman’ in the debate’s closing minutes “Well at the last debate, we heard Donald talking about what he…
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Forget quantum computing – Fujitsu has a better idea
Fujitsu has teamed up with the University of Toronto to concoct a new computing architecture which is thousands of times faster than a conventional machine, and offers benefits over and above a quantum computer in terms of swiftly solving real-world problems which require heavyweight analysis.The new…
New Scientist – Online news
Lab-made eggs will help people have children when they choose to
The creation of mature eggs from adult mouse skin cells will almost certainly be replicated in humans, giving people more choice over when they start a family
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Lenses: why you should buy secondhand
With digital technology moving as quickly as it does, the secondhand market has become a great place to shop around for a new camera, lens or accessory. Pre-owned lenses in particular make a lot of sense for the photographer. Lenses aren’t replaced anywhere near as quickly as bodies, and so they keep…
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Brits can now shop by talking to their Amazon Echo
Now that the Amazon Echo has reached the UK, thousands of Brits are getting to grips with the cylindrical speaker’s smart assistant, Alexa. Companies like Just Eat and Sky have created app-like “Skills” for the Echo, allowing owners to re-order their…
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Designers raise the roof for spacious container tiny home
We’ve reported on plenty of container-based homes over the years but here’s one that really stands out thanks to its unusual styling. The unnamed dwelling is conceived as a non-towable tiny house and comprises a relatively roomy interior that includes a full-size bathroom. .. Continue…
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This could be the world’s smallest touchscreen phone
Put off by the Pixel? Indifferent to the iPhone? Take a look at the extremely dinky Vphone S8, which claims to be the smallest touchscreen phone ever. If you own or know of a smaller one, please get in touch.The display on the Apple Watch-sized device measures a mere 1.54 inches diagonally from corner…
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UV light improves smartphone cameras
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Shedding light on the secrets of nano-sized processors
Hilarious hashtag on how Trump interprets classic literature
LONDON — Another debate, another Twitterstorm.  And this one has spawned possibly THE best hashtag of the election season — #TrumpBookReport SEE ALSO: Trump unleashes tweetstorm on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado #TrumpBookReport began trending after local politician and Twitter citizen Antonio…
See a Tesla drive itself to work all on its own
Shortly after yesterday’s announcement, in which Tesla promised to equip all of its future cars with self-driving hardware, CEO Elon Musk promised to soon share a video of a Tesla “navigating a complex urban environment.” SEE ALSO: Tesla will equip all its cars with full self-driving capabilities The…
DocuSign partners with major payment providers to offer pay at signing
 DocuSign built a $3 billion valuation by providing a simple way to execute an electronic signature. That has worked well as far as it goes, but in order to separate from the growing pack of competitor companies, it announced today that it’s allowing users to add a payment to be collected digitally at…
Stanford Researchers Release Virtual-Reality Simulation That Transports Users To Ocean of the Future
Tekla Perry writes: Stanford’s Jeremy Bailenson and his Virtual Human Interaction Lab have for more than a decade been testing whether experiences from virtual reality can change real-world behavior. Now they are using their knowledge — and expertise at developing VR software — in what they hope will…
Fast Company
How Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman Used A Staff Uprising To Create A Better Product
The 14-year-old networking service Meetup was doing just fine—until a employee-led coup jolted it out of complacency. The 14-year-old networking service Meetup was doing just fine—until a employee-led coup jolted it out of complacency.On a spring day last year, Scott Heiferman,…
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Can Silicon Valley Fix America’s Ailing Health Insurance System?
Here, four startups with the capital and ambition to remake U.S. health care. May the odds be in their favor. Here, four startups with the capital and ambition to remake U.S. health care. May the odds be in their favor.Eager to leap in where so many others have stumbled, Silicon…
Fast Company
How We Should Elect Our President In 2020
Hard to believe, but this bonkers election cycle is nearly over. Here are some ways that entrepreneurs and educators would fix the system. Hard to believe, but this bonkers election cycle is nearly over. Here are some ways that entrepreneurs and educators would fix the system.In…
Fast Company
Musicians May Be The Key To The Cybersecurity Talent Shortage
Companies scrambling to find cybersecurity talent may want to look toward more creative candidates. Companies scrambling to find cybersecurity talent may want to look toward more creative candidates.In his mid-20s, Tom Donahue was faced with a choice. He had a steady job in software…
Meet your new streaming TV bundlers: Apple, Amazon, Roku, and Google
Why you won’t need Comcast or Charter to wrangle all your online video services.
RT – Daily news
Poland’s booming economy relies on workers from Ukraine & Belarus
The swift growth of the Polish economy has created a demand for workers, particularly cheap labor from the East. The gap is being filled by people from Belarus and Ukraine, many of whom used to work in Russia. Read Full Article at
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United States bars Russian monitors from presidential polls – elections commission
The US has rejected a Russian proposal to send diplomats to monitor the upcoming presidential elections and some states have even threatened to bring criminal charges against any that appear at ballot stations, Russian election officials report. Read Full Article at
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The 10 best tablets you can buy in 2016
Update: iOS 10 has landed for all of the Apple tablets you’ll see in this list. Meanwhile, Android 7 Nougat is ready to download on the Google Pixel C and will soon come to other Android tablets.The best tablets of 2016 are all about combination, with most offering a decent keyboard and desktop-style…
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Stephen Hawking: AI could bring the best of times, the worst of times for humanity
If the thought of a near future of automated robots is both terrifying and wonderful to you, then you are not alone – it’s how Professor Stephen Hawking thinks as well.Speaking at the launch of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI) at Cambridge University, an institution where the…
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UA Study Finds Unexplainable Activity in Distant Stars
Researcher pored through more than 10 years of existing Chandra X-ray Observatory data and found stars that repeatedly survive quick, massive surges in space energy. There are no such instances in our galaxy, as stars are destroyed by similar conditions.
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Android Nougat 7.1 beta is now out for select devices
Google has delivered on its promise and released the developer preview of Android Nougat 7.1 for beta testers before October ended. You can only access it if you have a Nexus 5X, a Nexus 6P or a Pixel C, though — Google won’t be releasing it for oth…
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Google’s new Wallpapers app gives your phone that fresh feeling
I’ve long had a pet theory that wallpapers are disproportionately important when it selling new phones. After all, the industrial design of many high-end handsets is pretty identical (just compare the iPhone 7 and the new Google Pixel), but it’s the wallpapers that really stand out — those are sometimes…
Pizza Hut tattoo lets you order from your arm – CNET
Hungry? Just tap your phone against this tattoo to get a hot, cheesy meal sent to your door.
RT – Daily news
Tory MP pockets £50,000 payout from Dubai oil firm, then becomes minister
A Tory MP who suggested people who aren’t rich are “low achievers” pocketed a £50,000 golden goodbye from an Arab oil company after he quit his £8,000-a-month second job to become a government minister, it has emerged. Read Full Article at
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Mortar shell hits near RT crew filming in Aleppo humanitarian corridor (VIDEO)
An RT crew covering the situation in Aleppo, Syria, has come under mortar fire. A shell landed some 15 meters from the crew, which was filming in a humanitarian corridor citizens wishing to leave the city can use. Read Full Article at – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists work out method to create unique polymeric membranes with carbon nanotubes
In recent years, a large number of fundamental and applied studies have been dedicated to the properties of polymeric materials. In interactions with nanoparticles, the structures of polymers are transformed, which leads to a significant change of the physical properties of these materials; for example,… – latest science and technology news stories
Chinese researchers develop algorithms for smart energy grid
A fallen tree, a lightning strike—it doesn’t take much to disrupt the electrical grid. An outage could last just a few minutes, but restoring electricity to millions of people typically takes hours, days or even weeks. The outdated system, developed a century ago, is due for an overhaul. Full Feed
Neither Trump Nor Clinton Understands What the Supreme Court Is Supposed to Do
The next president will appoint at least one and perhaps as many as three Supreme Court justices, who in turn will have a decisive impact on the Court’s jurisprudence for decades. But last night’s presidential debate revealed that neither of the major-party candidates understands what Supreme Court…
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Storing solar electricity as hot water: The Sunamp Heat Battery
As solar gets more popular, energy storage becomes more important. Sunamp has a novel approach to making it work.
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British Muslims take fight against extremism into their own hands
British Muslim leaders are set to launch their own anti-radicalization initiative as an alternative to the government’s controversial Prevent program, which critics have widely derided as ineffectual and discriminatory. Read Full Article at
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Honduras activist killings spark condemnation
The killing of two activists fighting for land rights in Honduras sparks international condemnation.
In three debates, H-1B visa untouched by Clinton and Trump
In three presidential debates, including the final one Wednesday night, the two candidates did not talk about the H-1B visa program. This was the last opportunity for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to compare and contrast what may be tech’s most controversial issue.The portion of the debate set aside…
Elon Musk gives up tidbits about Tesla self-driving hardware
We’ve already talked about the new Tesla self-driving technology that is going into every new Tesla car that is produced. This tech will allow the owner of the Tesla car to complete a fully automated road trip using level 5 autonomy. That means no human interaction is needed other than entering a destination…
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Ice Detectives Scramble before Climate Change Destroys Evidence of Itself
Threatened glaciers store many of Earth’s fading prehistoric memories, including valuable temperature information — Read more on
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Greece may get financial boost from EU refugee crisis
The refugee crisis may turn out to be an unlikely source of revenue for cash-strapped Greece. The country is receiving hundreds of millions of euro in extra EU funding to cope with the massive influx of migrants. Read Full Article at
The Next Web
Check out this new, magical video mapping technology
If you’ve ever seen an example of projection mapping or video mapping before, prepare to have your mind blown by the latest advancement in this technology. For those out of the loop, it refers to projecting an image onto a surface – be it a sheet of fabric or the side of a building – while having it…
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estudio 3.14 imagines trump’s wall proposal in all its perversity
the design references luis barragán’s work in order to please trump’s request. The post estudio 3.14 imagines trump’s wall proposal in all its perversity appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
How Moisturizers Work
Moisturizers, lotions, and even lip balms keep your skin smooth as the weather gets dry because they prevent water from migrating and evaporating out of your skin. This video from the American Chemical Society shows you exactly how they work. There are three major types of moisturizing ingredients: Occlusives,… – latest science and technology news stories
Green hydrogen production using algal proteins
We are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as a successor of crude oil—for instance, through the use of hydrogen fuel cells. But where will the hydrogen come from? Industrial or domestic bioreactors using green algae could be the ecologically cleanest source. An international team of researchers has,… – latest science and technology news stories
New innovation in modeling and designing power grids
You can teach an old dog new tricks—this seems to be true for the research group led by Mengchu Zhou, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. In a recent study published in the IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, Zhou uses the Petri… – latest science and technology news stories
Astronomers explore mysteries of star formation with uniquely sensitive camera
How do stars form deep inside clouds of molecular gas? What’s the history of star formation throughout cosmic time? When did the first stars form? And how did they produce the materials necessary for life on Earth? – latest science and technology news stories
Control system serpent: Scientists propose new model for automation
In 360 BC, Plato wrote, “Whatever comes into existence always comes as a whole.” In 2016, scientists are using the same philosophy to develop a new automation model for robotic systems.
BBC News – World
Ethiopia ‘detains 1,600’ under state of emergency
The Ethiopian authorities have detained 1,600 people as they try to boost security under the state of emergency, a government minister tells the BBC.
BBC News – World
Italy abortion row as woman dies after hospital miscarriage
Italian prosecutors begin an inquiry after a family’s lawyer claims a woman pregnant with twins died because her doctor refused to take action. Full Feed
Whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton Is Elected President, Liberty Loses (New at Reason)
If the trainwreck known as the 2016 presidential election has you feeling like neither contender has any interest in preserving the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, or in limiting the expansive powers government grants to itself, you’re not alone. In a new column for Reason, Andrew…
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Army admits it failed corporal who committed suicide after her rape claims dismissed
Britain’s Royal Military Police (RMP) have apologized to the family of a military policewoman who killed herself two years after reporting that she had been raped by two comrades. Read Full Article at
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The world’s first wind-hydro turbines will generate energy even when there’s no breeze
Related: World’s first typhoon turbine could power all of Japan for 50 years + Max Bögl Wind AG + GE Renewable Energy Via GE Reports Images via GE Reports and Max Bögl Wind AG
Google overhauls its cloud storage offerings
There are big changes afoot for Google Cloud Platform’s storage offerings. On Thursday, the company announced a complete overhaul of the storage options available to customers, complete with new storage tiers and reduced pricing. Customers that need high availability storage can use Google’s new fully…
In US, getting women into tech is everyone’s business — study – CNET
The US needs to move more of its women into tech jobs over the next decade, says a report. That’ll help the women, and it will also help the economy.
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How We Make Sense of Time
Long, short, forward and back: Our concepts of time—and how we process it in the brain—are based on our understanding of physical space, with some surprising cultural variations  — Read more on Physics News
Researchers demonstrate extension of electronic metrology to the multi-petahertz frequency range
(—A team of researchers with the Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik has found a way to link previously demonstrated laser light-induced high-speed switching of an insulator between conducting states and high-frequency light emissions from insulators blasted with laser pulses. In their paper… Physics News
Finding the lightest superdeformed triaxial atomic nucleus
The nuclei of atoms of heavy elements are not necessarily spherical; they may be variously extended or flattened along one, two or even three axes. An international team of physicists, led by scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow (IFJ PAN) and the…
RT – Daily news
5 years since Gaddafi’s killing, Libya still soaked in blood, but no sign of liberty tree growing
Five years ago, strongman Muammar Gaddafi, who had balanced Libyan factions to preserve stability, was hunted down and brutally killed by NATO-backed rebels, but ousting him has resulted in chaos and perpetual bloodshed rather than freedom and prosperity. Read Full Article at
Arctic Cities Crumble as Climate Change Thaws Permafrost
As climate change accelerates permafrost thawing, what can be done to maintain the resource-rich hubs Russia relies on? The post Arctic Cities Crumble as Climate Change Thaws Permafrost appeared first on WIRED.
Intel’s $1.4B antitrust verdict should be reviewed, top EU judge says
Intel’s hope of recovering a record antitrust fine have improved with a recommendation from a top European Union judge on Thursday that the case be reviewed. The company paid the €1.06 billion (then US$1.4 billion) fine in 2009 after the European Commission found it guilty of abusing its dominant… – latest science and technology news stories
Balancing the ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ in lithium sulfur batteries
This decade has witnessed a rapid development in electric vehicles and portable electronics, accompanied by ever-increasing research enthusiasm for high-energy-density rechargeable batteries with long service life. Conventional Li-ion batteries are now approaching their theoretical energy density limits… – latest science and technology news stories
Lithium ion battery for electronic textiles grows back together after breaking
Electronics that can be embedded in clothing are a growing trend. However, power sources remain a problem. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now introduced thin, flexible, lithium ion batteries with self-healing properties that can be safely worn on the body. Even after completely breaking…
Chamberlain CLULP1 Universal Laser Garage Parking Assist $16.98
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AYO Is A Gadget That’ll Let You Get The Best Sleep Possible
Insomnia is a real issue. While it’s not taken as seriously as it should in popular media, the truth is that not getting enough sleep could lead … Read More
Change The Way You Ride With The Bultaco Brinco Electric Dirt Bike
In case you haven’t noticed yet, we’re living in an electric bike revolution. Not only are there more electric bikes than ever before, but for the first … Read More
Clever Doormats Will Bring A Smile To Your Guest’s Face
Nothing will bring a smile to your guest’s face as much as a witty doormat in front of your door. Furthermore, no doormats are quite as clever … Read More
Ultimate MacBook Case Protects Your MacBook From Dangerous Falls
MacBooks are expensive. Much more expensive than regular laptops. After you’ve dropped upwards of $2500, the last thing you want to do is to accidentally drop your … Read More
REVOLT Is A Portable Aircraft Which’ll Change The Way You Get Around
Have you ever dreamt of flying to work? Just getting out of bed, drinking your coffee, having your breakfast, and getting out to your front lawn and … Read More
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If You Want to Cure All Diseases, Include All of the World’s Scientists
Researchers in developing countries are hamstrung by abysmally poor funding, and that should change — Read more on
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KNBOR brings Wi-Fi connectivity into your ceiling lamp
So you have just moved into your spiffy new home — and are wondering just what kind of interior design features that you would like to throw into the mix. The thing is, you are pretty sure that setting up a Wi-Fi network is one of your main priorities — and to get that right, you would need to make sure…
How-To Geek
How to Use the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 Controller on a Mac
Mac gamers are real. If you work in one of the creative industries, there’s a good chance you have a beast of a Mac that’s more than capable of playing modern games—although not at maxed out settings. The real barrier is trying to play anything not in the Civilization series with a trackpad. To play…
RT – Daily news
Voters to choose successor to murdered MP Jo Cox as far-right exploits tragedy
Voters in the constituency of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox are going to the polls to select a successor for the seat of Batley and Spen amid a rise in far-right activity in the area. Read Full Article at
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US presidential debate: Trump won’t commit to accept election result
Republican Donald Trump refuses to commit to accepting the election result if he loses, in the final TV debate against Hillary Clinton.
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This Desk Will Change Your Life – BDI Sequel Lift Desk
I already know what you’re thinking: clickbait alert! I’d certainly be thinking it. However, it’s not the case. I’ve been using the BDI Sequel Lift Desk for the past few days and it’s everything I’m saying it is. I kid you not: this superb automated desk will literally change your life. Allow me to explain….
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Jaybird Bluebud X2
Wireless earbuds are tricky to get right for the most part and near impossible to master for fitness use. The post Jaybird Bluebud X2 appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Modular drone transforms into any shape
If you’re as keen on designing a drone as you are on flying one, Makeblock’s new Lego-like modular drone might just be what you’re looking for. The post Modular drone transforms into any shape appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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NSA’s hacking tools found among data stolen by contractor
The feds quietly arrested NSA contractor Harold Thomas Martin III back in August for stealing an enormous number of documents from the agency. Now, the investigators sifting through the documents found in his computers discovered what they were probably looking for from the start. According to the New…
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Wall Mounted Lights
For 25 years, Tech Lighting has been the industry leader in low-voltage lighting systems and contemporary decorative fixtures. Since inception, we have expanded well beyond our roots, and today our portfolio transcends specific aesthetic and categorical definitions — and instead is rooted in…
RT – Daily news
Radar data proves Belgian F-16s attacked village near Aleppo, killing 6 – Russia
Russia insists two Belgium warplanes flying from an Air Force base in Jordan attacked a village in Syria, citing radar data. Belgium denies conducting any airstrikes. Read Full Article at
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Jakarta attacks: IS bombmaker smiles after 10-year sentence
An Indonesian man is jailed for 10 years for his role in a bomb and gun attack in Jakarta in January.
Windows 10 Can Automatically Turn Wi-Fi Back On After a Few Hours
When you turn off Wi-Fi on your Windows laptop, you probably don’t want to turn it off forever. Yet that’s what Windows will assume until you tell it differently. In Windows 10, however, you can finally specify that you only want to turn it off for a little while.In Windows 10, when you disable Wi-Fi—either… – latest science and technology news stories
Designing the future internet: Mobile-friendly internet that can handle billions of smart gadgets
This century, our world will be flooded with hundreds of billions of smartphones, gadgets, sensors and other smart objects connected to the internet. – latest science and technology news stories
Professor uses frogs to conduct embryonic cell research
Mick Yoder, assistant professor of biology at Penn State Brandywine, is using a colony of frogs to study cell behavior in embryonic development. – latest science and technology news stories
Astronomers predict possible birthplace of Rosetta comet
When the Rosetta spacecraft successfully touched down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Sept. 30, the news was shared globally via Twitter in dozens of languages. Citizens the world over were engaged by the astronomical achievement, and now the European Space Agency and NASA are eager to learn as… – latest science and technology news stories
Major commuting differences found between rich and poor in Columbia
A small team of researchers from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Universidad de Zaragoza in Spain has found that there are a number of differences between the commuting experiences for people living at different wealth levels in two major cities in Columbia. The team has written a paper describing… – latest science and technology news stories
New theory on entrepreneurial opportunities offered
In entrepreneurship research, the idea that entrepreneurial opportunities are waiting to be discovered has been challenged by researchers who believe that they are instead created by the entrepreneurs.
Ava DuVernay Helped J.J. Abrams Make The Force Awakens’ Rey Vs. Ren Fight Even More Badass 
The Force Awakens is getting the 3D Blu-ray collector’s edition treatment on November 15, and we’ve already started to get peeks at extras that will be included with the release. Today, we learned how one of J.J. Abrams’ filmmaking peers made a key suggestion, making an important scene even more impactful.Read…
The Next Web
This smart chessboard straight out of ‘Harry Potter’ moves its pieces entirely hands-free
Remember Wizard’s Chess – the awesome chessboard from the Harry Potter movies that could move its pieces entirely on its own? Well, someone is finally bringing it to life. Square Off is an automated smart chessboard that moves its pieces entirely hands-free – and it’s pretty awesome. The board also comes…
RT – Daily news
Royal Navy pledges to ‘man-mark’ passing Russian fleet
Britain’s navy has pledged to keep her shores ‘safe’ as a Russian fleet passes the British Isles bound for the Mediterranean Sea. Read Full Article at
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7 agricultural innovations that could save the world
Agriculture provided the foundation for civilization and modern innovations in agriculture could help to save it.  Industrial monoculture, the farming method by which most of the global food supply is grown, degrades the land, reduces ecological resilience and diversity, and requires an enormous amount…
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Olly Moss Unveils A Stunning Series Of Official ‘Harry Potter’ Posters
Olly Moss has made a name for himself with his artwork, most notably his poster designs. If you are unfamiliar, you must go check them out immediately, then come back, because you’ll want to see his take on the Harry Potter series. It’s part of an official collaboration with Pottermore that included…
Amazon Echo Dot lands in the UK, here’s how to get one
The Amazon Echo Dot has landed in the UK and Prime members who like to order from Amazon may want to get their hands on one of the Dot devices. To get one, shoppers in the UK will need to hit up the official Amazon UK page for the Echo dot here. The Dot is offered in black or white … Continue reading
Fact Check the Final Presidential Debate With These Roundups
The debates are over and the election is nearly here. Before you cast your vote early, verify both candidates claims from last night’s final debate with these fact-check roundups.If you haven’t seen the debate yet, you can watch it in its entirety here. As we’ve mentioned before, it’s a good idea to…
Windows users face massive update bloat, tough choices
Windows 10’s cumulative updates have ballooned in size, and a similar bloat will also affect the Windows 7 updates that Microsoft revamped this month. According to data published last month by LANDesk and refreshed by Computerworld with October’s numbers, Windows 10 cumulative updates for the three…
TravelBank launches expense account app that pays you for underspending
 Employees waste tons of money through expense accounts because there’s no incentive to book flights early, stay at a modest hotel, or dine on the cheap. But a new startup called TravelBank can predict what employees should be spending on trips, help them file their expenses, and even give them cash…
RT – Daily news
‘We don’t want to wreck EU, but there’s no going back on Brexit,’ May to tell European leaders
Theresa May will tell European leaders on Thursday that although Britain does not mean to destroy the EU, there is no going back on Brexit and there will certainly not be a second referendum. Read Full Article at
Past interview includes Trump praising ‘nasty woman’ Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump seems to have forgotten how wonderful he used to think Hilary Clinton was. At the final presidential debate Wednesday night, the Republican candidate was sure to sneak in an insult about his opponent as she discussed his tax payments. Minutes after Trump claimed he was the ultimate respecter… – latest science and technology news stories
Bycatch is the biggest killer of whales
With hundreds of thousands of whales and dolphins dying every year after being accidentally entangled in fishing gear, the world must take concrete steps during the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting starting today in Slovenia to lessen the serious threat posed by bycatch. – latest science and technology news stories
A clean, green, metal-free approach to making high-performance polycarbonates
From the transparent cockpit canopy of fighter jets to everyday applications such as spectacle lenses and Blu-ray discs, polycarbonate plastics are valued for being light, strong and offering exceptional optical clarity. Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi…
Grab Some New Outerwear in a Pinch With Amazon’s One-Day Sale on Tommy Hilfiger
Amazon’s Prime-Only deal on $60 Tommy Hilfiger jackets is perfect for those of you who have been putting off grabbing new outerwear for the season. It’s not the biggest selection (two styles with a few different colors to choose from), but both of these jackets will keep you decently warm during the…
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Most banks still aren’t doing enough to protect your account
The majority of high street banks in the UK have still not adopted two-factor authentication, and are thus failing to properly protect their customers when it comes to online logins.Those are the latest findings of Which, with the consumer watchdog testing out 11 banks over a range of security considerations…
Physics News
Detecting microcrystals of membrane proteins
In a collaborative study, scientists from MIPT and JINR (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research) have increased the accuracy of detecting valuable protein crystals of just a few microns in size. …
RT – Daily news
Robots could be the worst thing ever for humanity, warns Stephen Hawking
Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be the worst thing to ever happen to humanity, acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking has warned. Read Full Article at Full Feed
Trump’s Media Lawsuit Threats Lack Foundation: New at Reason
It’s not hard to get a correction when a reputable newspaper gets something wrong. Wednesday’s edition of The New York Times included 13. The Wall Street Journal had four. The Chicago Tribune had none, but it prominently featured a phone number and an email address, inviting readers to report errors….
The Wirecutter
Dear Wirecutter: What’s the Best “Dumb” TV Without Smart Features?
Q: What is the best “dumb” TV? And can I save money by buying a TV without smart features if they aren’t important to me? Our pick The best LCD TV Vizio P65-C1 The Vizio P65-C1 offers the best overall picture among LCDs, with great contrast…
4chan, Anonymous working to get Julian Assange working internet
It’s been a rough week for WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange, who’s cooped up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London with no internet and, possibly, poisonous vegan meals trying to kill him.  SEE ALSO: Julian Assange’s internet’s down and everyone on Twitter has a theory But members of 4chan and Anonymous…
Samsung Forced YouTube To Pull GTA 5 Mod Video Because It Showed Galaxy Note 7 As Bomb
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Redmond Pie: The Galaxy Note 7 wasn’t just recalled, it was cancelled. For good. And that makes Samsung very cranky indeed. So when YouTube user HitmanNiko created a video showing a Grand Theft Auto 5 mod in which Galaxy Note 7 handsets can be used as grenades,…
This is Amazon’s new Fire TV UI, and it’s a big improvement
If Amazon has a content problem with its Fire TV and Fire TV Stick streamers, then it’s the best sort of problem to have. In the two and a half years since the first generation set-top box launched, over 300,000 movies and TV shows have been added to the catalog of on-demand titles. That’s along with…
The Gadget Flow
LifeSaber Protective Headgear Bag
The LifeSaber Protective Headgear/Bag is designed to act as your lifeline during emergency situations. Its protective features along with its convenience as an “everyday and everywhere” bag will help a lot of people be prepared during worst case scenarios. Designed for students and professionals, this…
The Gadget Flow
SkyFloat – The First Magnetic Ceiling Arm For Watching Movies In Bed
SkyFloat is the world’s first adjustable magnetic ceiling arm for your tablet or phone. You can use it essentially anywhere! Above your bed, couch, in the kitchen, your office desk, conference room and even at the gym. The hands-free solution will offer you great ways to enjoy your favorite movie or…
The Gadget Flow
3C – Minimalist Smart Wallet, The Ultimate Design
The 3C (Carbon Card Clip) is light, slim and small in the world of wallets. It has been specifically designed to carry your basic necessities such as credit cards, a bit of cash, an ID card, etc. Although extremely compact, the Carbon Card Clip offers a large storage space to fit up to 7 cards, receipts,…
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The first Cybathlon pushed the limits of bionic technology
Andre van Rüschen slowly climbed a five-step ramp at the end of his race. With a black processor strapped to his back and leg supports on either side of his lower limbs, he stayed focused on the body-machine coordination that was keeping him upr…
How-To Geek
The Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for the Windows Taskbar
There’s no faster way to navigate your computer than with keyboard shortcuts, and Windows continues to add more with each new version. Everything begins on the taskbar and Start menu, though, so it’s really handy to use them without ever clicking your mouse. Here are some useful keyboard shortcuts for…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Twisting ribbons of plants transform a badly burned Maryland building into an interactive public artwork Located in Frederick’s downtown historic district, Sky Stage is a temporary artwork that uses vegetation and a digitally designed structure to breathe life into the damaged building. The organizers removed the plywood boards that formerly blocked public access to…
What If? 7 Losing Architecture Competition Entries That Deserved to Win
The hugely popular unbuilt categories return for the 5th annual a+awards! Get your best conceptual projects recognized on a global stage — Find out how to submit your project here, and act fast: the early entry deadline is November 4. By their very nature, architecture competitions inspire emotions…
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The NBA will broadcast a game in VR every week this season
The NBA, the first major sports league to really embrace virtual reality, is getting even more serious about the technology for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Today NBA Digital and its partner NextVR announced that they’ll broadcast at least one game every week during the season in VR, complete with…
Plastic bottles are bringing light to the poorest parts of world
A project called ‘Liter of Light’ is hoping to bring light to places that need it most, by using DIY lamps made from plastic bottles. Mashable caught up with the founder of the project to hear how it works and find out who can benefit.   One of the immediate impacts of a natural disaster, like the…
Dark And Moody Masculine Home With Luxury Materials
Architects’ and artists’ homes are always really special, they stand out and impress with every single detail. Creative people usually know and even see what they want, and they know how to impress with artworks and designs or how to create a gorgeous home without too many efforts and wasting money…. – latest science and technology news stories
What happens to students with low reading ability after school?
Australian teenagers with poor reading skills are no worse off than higher-achieving schoolmates when it comes to employment later on, a new study has found. – latest science and technology news stories
Blood molecule key to more efficient batteries
A molecule that transports oxygen in blood could be key to developing the next generation of batteries, and in a way that’s environmentally friendly. – latest science and technology news stories
Self-sorting cells disrupt development
In a developing embryo, some cells can self-segregate – like oil separating out of water – to help create the tissues and organs of the human body. For example, brain cells separate into clusters that give rise to different regions of the brainstem. – latest science and technology news stories
Spoon-billed sandpiper population revealed
For the first time, scientists have calculated the world population of the spoon-billed sandpiper, after overcoming a number of difficult challenges including limited knowledge about the whereabouts of this tiny shorebird, which breeds across a huge tract of far eastern Arctic Russia and migrates to… – latest science and technology news stories
Research delivers ground-breaking insights into evolution by studying transcription termination in archaea
In order to describe the diversity of life, science differentiates, for example, between the plant and animal kingdoms. Furthermore, life is also divided into three basic categories or domains: the first comprises organisms whose cells have a nucleus, the domain of the so-called Eukarya. The other two… – latest science and technology news stories
Study finds leaf emergence regulated by spring temperature and the cumulative exposure to cold days
A new study by botanists at the LMU shows that, in most woody plants in the northern temperate zone, leaf emergence (leaf-out) in spring is not regulated by day-length but instead by spring temperature and the cumulative exposure to cold days. – latest science and technology news stories
Either stars are strange, or there are 234 aliens trying to contact us
We all want there to be aliens. Green ones, pink ones, brown ones, Greys. Or maybe Vulcans, Klingons, even a being of pure energy. Any type will do. – latest science and technology news stories
The next big renewable energy source could be right beneath your feet
Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it an eco-friendly option in homes and businesses alike. – latest science and technology news stories
Professor proposes new way to analyze impediments to leisure activities
For decades, behavioral scientists have been interested in understanding why people don’t participate in leisure activities, but there has been no consistent method for measuring these factors, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist whose paper recently earned a top award from the Journal of… – latest science and technology news stories
What is the dark web and how does it work?
We often hear about the dark web being linked to terrorist plots, drug deals, knife sales and child pornography, but beyond this it can be hard to fully understand how the dark web works and what it looks like. – latest science and technology news stories
Rice’s energy-stingy indoor mobile locator ensures user privacy
Rice University computer scientists have created a new system for mobile users to quickly determine their location indoors without communicating with the cloud, networks or other devices. The battery-saving scheme uses image recognition and “hashing,” a method that reduces key details in a photo to short…
Tobii’s new eye tracker adds head tracking with an emphasis on PC games
After considerable testing, we concluded that Tobii’s first eye-tracking device was a mixed bag for productivity. Tobii’s next-generation tracker, the Eye Tracker 4C, doubles down on PC gaming and adds head tracking to the mix. Available November 25, the $149 Tobii Eye Tracker 4C appears to be similar…
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Soon We’ll All Love Robots the Way Japan Loves Robots
Here is my hypothesis: Japan has a long ongoing love affair with humanoid robots. The love seems so strong that they are willing to accept faults and imperfections that to others make the robots seem eerie, if not downright creepy. Your first reaction to that may well be “so what?” I would argue that…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
New $150 gadget lets your smartphone detect cancer with laboratory precision
While smartphone spectrometers are already being used to help detect cancer, they have only been able to evaluate one sample at a time, making the work slow and tedious. A breakthrough by a Washington State University research team led to the creation of a low-cost multichannel smartphone spectrometer…
New MacBook Pro OLED mini screen could be called the Magic Toolbar
 Hints are starting to appear about Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro. The most striking difference with the existing model could be a second OLED mini display that would replace the function row on the keyboard — and it could be called the Magic Toolbar. In exactly one week, Apple will most likely unveil…
These Translated Allergy Cards Make Your Food Allergies Known Wherever You Travel 
If you have dietary restrictions, eating at restaurants in another country when you can’t speak the language can be a difficult or sometimes even life-threatening ordeal. Pocket-size, translated cards to show the restaurant staff can make things a little less stressful. Just make sure they include a…
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Air Purifier Comparison
Air Purifier Comparison Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Using industry best practices and regulatory standards, we’ve developed a comprehensive list of the best air purifiers categorized by feature so that you, the consumer, can chose what’s best for you and your family. In our air purifier… Full Feed
‘Trump is Toast & Clinton is a Hypocrite’: Gary Johnson Reacts to Last Night’s Debate [New at Reason]
Reason TV caught up with Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson soon after his Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance to get his reaction to the final presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. Watch above for Johnson’s thoughts on what…
Ars Technica
Kodak Ektra smartphone is aimed at photographers, but specs say otherwise
Enlarge Kodak, the once mighty American photography company, is hoping for a revival with the launch of Kodak Ektra, a smartphone named after its iconic 1940s rangefinder Ektra camera. It launches in December in the UK and Europe for a substantial £450—far more than the company’s debut smartphone…
Yesterday’s ExoMars Landing Did Not Go As Planned
The European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli lander did not touch down on Mars as planned yesterday. During a press briefing this morning, ExoMars mission scientists confirmed that the lander’s signal cut out about 50 seconds before landing, and that something went wrong in the final steps, right around…
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Climate Change Has Turned Bolivia’s Glaciers Into Time Bombs
When you think about melting glaciers, South America probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. But in Bolivia, where tropical glaciers envelop the Andes Mountains, their fate looms large as climate change worsens. As a result, many rural communities at now risk from water deprivation and sudden…
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Climate Change Helped These Giant Dinosaurs Colonize Australia
Concept art of Savannasaurus elliottorum based on the type specimen (“Wade”) and comparisons with titanosaurs from around the world. Image: Travis Tischler / © Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural HistoryThe most massive animals ever known to walk on land were the titanosaurs, a group of long-necked,…
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Google’s Android 7.1 preview for Nexus: New shortcuts menu plus smart storage
Nexus owners can now install Android 7.1 and try out Google’s new long-press to bring up app shortcuts.
Newswise: SciNews
Exploding Smartphones: What’s the Silent Danger Lurking in our Rechargeable Devices?
Dozens of dangerous gases are produced by the batteries found in billions of consumer devices, like smartphones and tablets, according to a new study. The research, published in Nano Energy, identified more than 100 toxic gases released by lithium batteries, including carbon monoxide.
Newswise: SciNews
UNF Acquires Cutting-Edge GENI Rack Computing Resource
The University of North Florida has added a cutting-edge computing resource to its campus network that will put UNF faculty research on the map globally.
Newswise: SciNews
UF/IFAS Extension Offers ‘Hands on, Holistic’ Approach to Science of Cattle Reproduction
To help those in the cattle industry better understand reproductive science and incorporate new techniques into their businesses, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension offers annual reproductive management schools for south, central and northeast Florida.
The Next Web
Get this powerful, fully featured Android smartphone for under $130
Great smartphones often run in the upper hundreds of dollars, but the Nuu Mobile X4 bucks that trend. This powerhouse of an Android phone delivers impressive performance at an affordable price. For a limited time, you can pay just $129.99 for this phone on TNW Deals. This Nuu Mobile X4 packs a robust…
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Yahoo asks US govt to explain alleged order to secretly scan emails
Yahoo has urged the US government to disclose national security orders Washington allegedly issued to obtain user data. It comes after a Reuters report claimed that Yahoo built a software program to search customers’ emails for specific US intelligence. Read Full Article at
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This guy performing the Mario theme with a gun and trumpet is perfectly normal
Today is bound to be an exciting day for Nintendo and Mario fans, with the impending reveal of the company’s next console. Not everyone is bothered with new and shiny products however, and this guy chose to instead give us a blast to the past — literally. If this isn’t the most American-looking guy ever,…
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See inside the kitchens of famous chefs with Miele’s new film series
Dezeen promotion: a space-saving white and wooden island forms the centre of the Modern Pantry restaurant founder Anna Hansen’s kitchen, which is revealed in this series of films by Miele. Read more
Amazon’s $40 Fire TV Stick Now Comes With the Power of Alexa
Now you can ask Alexa to operate the remote control for you on Amazon’s low-priced streaming stick. The post Amazon’s $40 Fire TV Stick Now Comes With the Power of Alexa appeared first on WIRED.
Miss the Third and Final Clinton-Trump Debate? Watch the Whole Thing Here
But really just watch that one part everybody’s talking about. The post Miss the Third and Final Clinton-Trump Debate? Watch the Whole Thing Here appeared first on WIRED.
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5 best cities for Americans moving abroad
The expat life is calling If the latest news cycle has you dreaming of packing up your bags and moving abroad—and let’s face it, we’ve all been there—there’s a lot more to leaving than just buying a plane ticket. While most countries around the world will allow Americans to stay for around 3 months,…
RT – Daily news
Aleppo humanitarian pause extended by 24 hours – Russian Defense Ministry
Russia has decided to extend the humanitarian pause around Aleppo, Syria, for another 24 hours, the Russian defense minister has said. The move met with full approval from Damascus. Read Full Article at
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Our ancestors chose reeds over grain when quitting nomadic life
It wasn’t all about cereal. When abandoning nomadic life, some of our ancestors were playing it safe with grasses that are less nutritious but grow all year round – latest science and technology news stories
Computer scientists find ‘inexact computing’ can improve answers
Computer scientists from Rice University, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have used one of Isaac Newton’s numerical methods to demonstrate how “inexact computing” can dramatically improve the quality of simulations run on supercomputers. – latest science and technology news stories
Climate change is affecting the growing and harvesting of tea
Whether it’s a farmer’s crops or our own skin, bug bites are something few of us seek out or covet. But the nibble of a green leafhopper is the secret to the sweet flavor and honeyed aroma of an oolong tea known as Oriental Beauty. The bug’s bite sparks a chemical response in the plant, enhancing flavors… – latest science and technology news stories
Safe new storage method could be key to future of hydrogen-powered vehicles
Hydrogen is often described as the fuel of the future, particularly when applied to hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. One of the main obstacles facing this technology – a potential solution to future sustainable transport – has been the lack of a lightweight, safe on-board hydrogen storage material. – latest science and technology news stories
Moving toward computing at the speed of thought
The first computers cost millions of dollars and were locked inside rooms equipped with special electrical circuits and air conditioning. The only people who could use them had been trained to write programs in that specific computer’s language. Today, gesture-based interactions, using multitouch pads… – latest science and technology news stories
Receding glaciers in Bolivia leave communities at risk
A new study published in The Cryosphere, an European Geosciences Union journal, has found that Bolivian glaciers shrunk by 43% between 1986 and 2014, and will continue to diminish if temperatures in the region continue to increase. “On top of that, glacier recession is leaving lakes that could burst… – latest science and technology news stories
Strong, steady forces at work during cell division
Biologists who study the mechanics of cell division have for years disagreed about how much force is at work when the cell’s molecular engines are lining chromosomes up in the cell, preparing to winch copies to opposite poles across a bridge-like structure called the kinetochore to form two new cells….
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All Tesla Cars Being Produced Now Have Full Self-Driving Hardware
Self-driving vehicles will play a crucial role in improving transportation safety and accelerating the world’s transition to a sustainable future. Full autonomy will enable a Tesla to be substantially safer than a human driver, lower the financial cost of transportation for those who own a car and provide…
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Mesmerizing Movement: Ferrofluid Sculptures Are the New Lava Lamps
If you grew up between the ‘70s and the ‘90s, there’s a good chance you had a lava lamp…
All the Good Netflix Movies Are in Canada and Brazil
Last week, I asked “where did all the good movies on Netflix go?” Now we have our answer: Canada and Brazil.Read more…
Nintendo added $1.36 billion in market cap after Nintendo NX teaser
 In just a few minutes, Nintendo will unveil (update: meet the Nintendo Switch) the first official teaser for the Nintendo NX, the company’s next flagship console. While the console isn’t supposed to come out until March 2017, people are excited — including investors. A few minutes after Nintendo teased…
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‘Deadliest yet’: San Francisco-area quake faults found to be connected, massive destruction looms
Warnings from beneath California are getting grimmer with each passing geological study. A previously unseen fault line has been spotted, doubling the length of existing faults and threatening an even more colossal quake. Read Full Article at
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How To Climb Mount Everest
LinkThink you have the cojones to reach the 29,000+ ft summit of the world’s tallest mountain? The daunting climb, thin altitude, and sub-zero temps have claimed hundreds of lives, and Epic How To explains what gear and abilities you’ll need to do it yourself. More Awesome Stuff: Casually Explained:…
India’s Reliance Jio makes changes to its unlimited free use offer to appease rivals
Reliance Jio today announced some changes to its Jio Welcome Offer, which it had launched with the commencement of its commercial services last month. Under the offer, Jio offered all its services including 4G data, voice calls, text messages and streaming services for free to all subscribers till Dec….
New Windows 10 preview adds an iPhone Live Photos rival, Windows Ink improvements
The relentless march of Windows 10 Insider previews continues with the release of build 14951 for PCs and Windows Phones. This latest glimpse at the future of Windows reveals several interesting tweaks—including a Microsoftian rival to the iPhone’s Live Photos.If you install Windows Insider build 14951…
Roasting Ginger Makes It More Flavorful Than Ever
I love ginger, and use it in every dish I possibly can, both sweet and savory. I thought I knew all the ginger tricks—I even make my own sushi ginger—but there was one preparation that was missing from my life: roasted ginger.…I’m actually terribly embarrassed…
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Capsule’s New Sophisticated Minimal Wallet and Passport Holder
We first heard of Capsule when they debuted their ultra slim, minimal wallet aptly named MINIMALIST. We loved how clean, affordable, and high-quality it was, and Capsule’s newest additions to the family are no different. We liked these wallets so much that we invited the team to participate…
Today’s Best Deals: Pizza Stone, Eneloop Pros, Tommy Hilfiger Jackets, and More
A popular pizza stone, Eneloop Pros, and Tommy Hilfiger jackets lead off Thursday’s best deals. Read more…
The Next Web
Learn to create apps for both iOS and Android using the Xamarin cross-platform development tool
App developers, take heed: There’s a way to create apps for both iOS and Android simultaneously. Dive into the Xamarin Cross Platform Development Bundle, and you’ll master an efficient tool devoted to streamlining your app development process. For a limited time, you can pick up this training for just…
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Three things Vegas voters did during presidential debate
The BBC’s Matt Danzico discovers what Americans turned off by the US election did in Las Vegas during the final presidential debate.
‘Bad hombres,’ ‘nasty woman’: Social media swarms the debate – CNET
Social Cues: The final presidential debate takes over social media, and yes, it’s all about the Trump-isms.
This is Nintendo’s next gaming console, the Nintendo Switch
 After over a year of secrecy and wild rumors, here it is: Nintendo’s next home gaming system, the Nintendo Switch (previously codenamed the NX.) Nintendo released this preview trailer this morning. Though they officially confirmed that they were working on a new console way back in March of 2015, this…
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Scientists Wonder if the Common Cold May At Last Be Beatable
After decades of disappointment there is a new flurry of vaccine activity  — Read more on
Master the Six Qs to Make an Impression In Job Interviews
When you’re looking for a new job, you want to present yourself as a strong candidate. Showcase how you have mastered the “six Q’s”, basically six key skill areas, and you’ll come across as a better applicant.Read more…
Next Big Future
Qualcomm Introduces First Gigabit and multigigabit modems
Qualcomm announces new modems for future 4G and 5G networks at the company’s 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong. Announced earlier this year, Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X16 modem is now available and will be leveraged on the world’s first Gbit mobile network starting this quarter. The operator is Telstra of Australia,…
4DS Memristors Target ReRAMs
4DS Memories Ltd. (West Perth, Western Australia) has achieved the 40-nanometer milestone that puts it on the path to competing effectively with flash it its $40 billion market. Full Feed
The Final Presidential Debate Covered Much We’d Already Heard and One Thing We Hadn’t
Today, everyone will be talking about about rigged elections, leaked emails, and puppets in the wake of the final presidential debate of the 2016 election. But one much-overlooked aspect of last night’s debate was that moderator Chris Wallace finally brought up, in the final ten minutes, a topic no…
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design team at SCUT constructs muslim cultural center in china
the building provides a spiritual home for muslims and visitors, by integrating both an exhibition space, theatre, as well as a convention and community center. The post design team at SCUT constructs muslim cultural center in china appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Worrying security flaw found in some Intel processors
News has emerged of a worrying flaw in Intel’s processors which can be leveraged to bypass a major security feature that the majority of mainstream operating systems use (including Windows, macOS and Linux).The security feature we’re talking about in this hardware-sabotages-software scenario is ASLR…
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Duterte aligns Philippines with China, says ‘goodbye’ to US
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his “separation” from the United States on Thursday, declaring that it had “lost” and he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks.
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Behold, the Most Detailed Map of Neutral Hydrogen in the Milky Way
Sometimes you just need to forget about all the small things and focus on the big picture, just like our fatty bear brother Otis. He knows what’s up. So, if life’s got you down today, Motherboard has the antidote: the most detailed map of the Milky Way galaxy, ever.The image, which is technically a map… – latest science and technology news stories
Newly characterized protein interaction may help in search for new cancer-fighting drugs
Some anticancer agents intend to disturb the function of the p97 protein complex, which is essential for survival of cancer cells. A team of researchers of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has now found a way to break up the p97 complex into its subunits… – latest science and technology news stories
Flying drones could soon re-charge whilst airborne with new technology
Scientists have demonstrated a highly efficient method for wirelessly transferring power to a drone while it is flying. – latest science and technology news stories
Creating 3-D hands to keep us safe, increase security
Creating a 3-D replica of someone’s hand complete with all five fingerprints and breaking into a secure vault sounds like a plot from a James Bond movie. But Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Anil Jain recently discovered this may not be as far-fetched as once thought and wants security… – latest science and technology news stories
Life on the edge is dangerous
Intensive farming, sprawling towns, a dense road network – the modern world leaves less and less space for animals and plants. They are forced back into shrinking refuges, which are ever further apart. But not all react equally sensitively. That is even true for members of the same species, as demonstrated… – latest science and technology news stories
Student-designed Hyperloop pod demonstrates magnetic levitation
The whirring sound of Hyperloop UC’s hover engines filled the conference room as an anxious crowd shuffled closer for a better view. – latest science and technology news stories
Amazonian frog has its own ant repellent
Special chemicals covering the skin of a tiny yellow-striped Amazonian frog provide a protective shield that wards off leaf-cutting ants allowing it to live comfortably among them. “It helps the frog blend in, because it imitates the ants own chemical signals,” says André Barros of the National Institute…
AirServer brings Apple AirPlay streaming from iOS & Mac to Xbox One
Apple’s AirPlay feature, which allows iPhone, iPad and Mac users to stream video and audio from their devices to Apple TVs and other supported devices, now works on Xbox One thanks to an update to the third-party AirServer app. more…Filed under: Apple
Comment: IBM’s Apple deployment stats should be a lesson to enterprise companies everywhere
IBM reported some pretty impressive stats this week. Not least among them the fact that 73% of IBM employees – the company whose personal computer division was once almost synonymous with Microsoft – want a Mac as their next PC. The company is currently equipping its employees with Macs at the rate…
These Affordable Sleeves Will Get Your Cables Under Control
We know you guys like Velcro cable ties, but if you’re interested in a different option for keeping your wires organized, these neoprene zip-up sleeves are another great option. $12 gets you four 20″ sleeves, each of which includes a buckle that allows you to attach them together.Read more…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
New Source solar panels pull clean drinking water from the air
A new kind of solar panel is being tested in water scarce regions of Ecuador, Jordan, and Mexico where the device, called Source, pulls moisture from the atmosphere to provide clean drinking water. Developed by the Arizona-based startup Zero Mass Water, the setup uses solar…
Physics News
EuroBLECH 2016 showcases industrial laser systems
Sheet metalworking technology expo takes place in Hanover, next week.
Physics News
Self-assembly of photoresponsive polymer brushes to realize advanced surfaces
Polymer surface coatings are important in numerous applications for producing surfaces with desired properties such as wettability, low friction, and biocompatibility. Surfaces are usually modified …
Physics News
Scientists can listen to proteins by turning data into music
Transforming data about the structure of proteins into melodies gives scientists a completely new way of analyzing the molecules that could reveal new insights into how they work – by listening …
Physics News
Strong, steady forces at work during cell division
Biologists who study the mechanics of cell division have for years disagreed about how much force is at work when the cell’s molecular engines are lining chromosomes up in the cell, preparing …
No, you can’t use your self-driving Tesla to make money through Uber
Trying to make some extra money with your new Tesla? Read the fine print first.  Tesla is banning its customers from using their Model X or Model S electric cars — now equipped with the hardware to allow full autonomous driving at some point in the future — as Uber drivers. Customers can drive their…
China overtakes the U.S. in iOS App Store revenue
 China has now overtaken the U.S. to become the largest market in the world for App Store revenue, according to a new report out this morning from app intelligence firm App Annie. The country earned over $1.7 billion in Q3 2016, which puts it ahead of the U.S. by over 15 percent. The U.S. had been the…
Add a $15 Doorbell to Any Home or Apartment, No Wiring Required
Just because your house or apartment doesn’t have a doorbell doesn’t mean you’ll have to rely on knocking like a caveman. This $15 kit (or $19 if you want two receivers) has everything you need to install one, no wiring required. It’s also IPX-6 water resistant if your porch isn’t covered, and you can…
“New-and-improved” Spotify controls coming to Samsung’s newest smart TVs – CNET
Available to both free and premium subscribers who own 2015 and 2016 Samsung smart TVs, the new controls promise to make it easier to enjoy music throughout your home.
Popular Science
China’s Largest Surface Warship Takes Shape
From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal The first Type 055 destroyer is getting ready for launch next year China’s first Type 055 destroyer, a 14,000 ton warship with hundreds of missiles, is getting ready for a launch next year.
Cool Material
Timex for J.Crew Dive Watch
J.Crew is continuing their long line of great watch collaborations with the Timex for J.Crew Dive Watch. Inspired by stealthy tactical timepieces, this “diver-style” watch pairs a robust, easy to read black face with a black case and a dark nylon strap to create a new watch that looks great even when…
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Jupiter Mission’s Computer Glitch Delays Data-Gathering
Juno probe goes into safe mode hours before second fly-by of the giant planet — Read more on

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