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Microsoft Surface gains at Apple iPad’s expense – CNET
Microsoft says sales of its tablets surged 38 percent year over year in the company’s first quarter.
KickassTorrents Lawyer: ‘Torrent Sites Do Not Violate Criminal Copyright Laws’
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Lawyers representing Artem Vaulin have filed their formal legal response to prosecutors’ allegations of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, among other charges. Vaulin is the alleged head of KickassTorrents (KAT). KAT was the world’s…
Twitter fires VR manager after discovering 2013 anti-homeless Facebook rant
Always be careful what you post online; it could come back to haunt you, no matter how much you try to distance yourself from it. Greg Gopman recently discovered this harsh truth. A few weeks after Twitter hired him to work on the company’s virtual reality endeavors, an unearthed Facebook…
Birdie lets you (safely) throw your GoPro through the air
The best way to get aerial footage with your GoPro action camera is a drone. The thing is, drones are expensive and take training to operate safely, and newly enacted regulations have caused some to shy away from them regardless. Filling the void is a new shuttlecock-like contraption called Birdie (due…
Wells Fargo Banker Says She Drank ‘Bottles’ of Hand Sanitizer to Cope With Sales Tactics
Since Wells Fargo’s practice of opening bogus accounts in customers’ names was first exposed, reports of the boiler room-like sales culture that led to the scheme have leaked out of the bank. In recent weeks, that trickle has turned into a flood as more and more bankers have come forward, including one…
Next Big Future
Stanford created scalable optical quantum annealing computer using special lasers and electrical circuits
An entirely new type of computer that blends optical and electrical processing could get around this impending processing constraint and solve superlarge optimization problems. If it can be scaled up, this non-traditional computer could save costs by finding more optimal solutions to problems that have…
10 top bots for the office worker
GUEST: The average work week has been increasing for the past decade. According to Gallup, U.S. adults report working an average of 47 hours per week. As a result, office workers are looking to bots to automate workplace tasks to save themselves a few precious moments. Here are some workplace bots employees…
Election Update: ‘Likely Voters’ Aren’t Helping Trump Much
FiveThirtyEight’s highest traffic often comes on the day just after major events, like debates or key presidential primaries. Everyone wants to know how those events are going to move the polls. We’re sometimes happy to speculate about that, when we think the answer is obvious enough. But the problem…
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Syria warns it will ‘down Turkish planes next time,’ calls bombing of Kurds ‘flagrant aggression’
Damascus has reacted harshly to the bombing of Kurdish militias in northern Syria on Thursday morning by Turkey’s air force, vowing to intervene next time Ankara sends its planes over its border. Read Full Article at
Ars Technica
Automakers balk at California’s proposed self-driving car rules
Google had a self-driving car sitting at the show, but it wasn’t driving itself anywhere. On Wednesday, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) held a meeting to discuss a set of proposed rules (PDF) that would govern how state regulator would deal with autonomous vehicles in the near future….
Next Big Future
NASA working on improved thermocouples for spacecraft power and to covert waste heat in car into electricity
A cutting-edge development in spacecraft power systems is a class of materials with an unfamiliar name: skutterudites (skut-ta-RU-dites). Researchers are studying the use of these advanced materials in a proposed next-generation power system called an eMMRTG, which stands for Enhanced Multi-Mission Radioisotope…
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The seven best drones for your Christmas wish list
Mobility has been a big theme in drone innovation this year. From egg-shaped flyers that fold up into smooth little bundles to caged drones that snap shut like a book, drone-makers have gotten pretty good at stuffing their tech into small and strange packages. With all these out-of-the-box…
Light Side / Dark Side Switch Plate Cover
Forget the moral conundrum, jumping between the Light Side and the Dark Side should be like flipping a switch. Luke’s making pumpkin spice muffins? Click. Light’s on. The Force is with me. It’s pulling me out of bed and down to the kitchen. It’s pulling seconds…and thirds into my mouth. Mmmm…what’s…
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Check out this genius Nintendo Switch controller concept
Nintendo this morning unveiled its ambitious Switch device, a portable handheld-console hybrid that will act as the company’s successor to the Wii U. One of its trademark features is a wild modular controller scheme called Joy-Con. Essentially, the left and right portions of the wireless controller slide…
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‘Dangerous’ Trump ‘undermines our democracy’, says Obama
President Barack Obama eviscerated would-be successor Donald Trump Thursday for threatening not to concede if he loses next month’s election, calling for a thumping Democratic victory to repudiate his “dangerous” claims of a rigged vote.
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Mexico finds dehydrated migrants in US-bound lorry
Mexican officials say they have stopped a lorry carrying 121 Central American migrants, many of them dehydrated, trying to reach the US illegally.
Target Passes Walmart As Top US Corporate Installer of Solar Power
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Electrek: Target is the top corporate installer of solar power in the USA with 147MW installed on 300 stores. Walmart is close behind with 140MW, while Ikea has installed solar on 90% of its retail locations. The Solar Energy Institute of America (SEIA) report…
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8GB of RAM? It could be ready in time for the Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung announced today that it is introducing a new generation of  dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) packages capable of 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM for mobile devices – both a first of its kind and a potential feature of the Samsung Galaxy S8, the company’s next flagship smartphone.What does that mean? According…
RT – Daily news
Al-Nusra ‘not priority’, State Department says as terror group shells civilians in Syria
US military efforts in Syria are not directed against Al-Nusra, the State Department said, acknowledging that the terrorist group is a “spoiler” in the efforts to establish a humanitarian ceasefire in Aleppo and beyond. Read Full Article at
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EPA delayed response to Flint water crisis by 7 months despite proof of disaster – report
The US Environmental Protection Agency should have intervened to protect the people of Flint, Michigan from lead-contaminated water at least seven months sooner, an EPA “alert report” has found. It also urged updates to the Safe Drinking Water Act. Read Full Article at
Digital Trends
D-Link EXO AC1750 wireless router review
Despite the growing number of Wi-Fi enabled devices in our homes, most of us still use technology that was better suited for a time when only your laptop and smartphone needed to share the internet. That technology is called 802.11n Wi-Fi. Now, it’s showing its age. 802.11n routers can quickly be brought…
AI expert: Super-smart cars are just a glorious beginning – CNET
Sebastian Thrun, who led Google’s self-driving car effort, believes newly powerful computers will free us from drudgery.
Giants owner just made the Josh Brown domestic violence fiasco even more nauseating
The NFL world was rocked Thursday by explosive revelations that New York Giants kicker Josh Brown admitted to abusing his former wife — writing, among other things, that “I viewed myself as God basically and she was my slave” — before he signed a $4 million contract in April, and before he was suspended…
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Optus providing satellites for Early Warning Network
The developer of the Early Warning Network has signed a deal to provide remote communications across Australia using Optus’ satellites and the SatSleeve+.
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Dell MD: Diverse, inclusive workplaces deliver stronger business results
Dell kicked off its first inclusion initiative in 2005 and 11 years on, the company’s ANZ managing director says it’s crucial for young women to keep the diversity dialogue open.
Higher-End Smartphones Make You Happier, Says JD Power Study
A new J.D. Power study published Thursday found that users who pay more for their smartphones report higher satisfaction than those who pay less for their smartphones. The study also found that among ATT and Sprint customers, Samsung phones ranked highest in overall satisfaction, while T-Mobile and Verizon…
Samsung releases super-high-capacity 8GB DRAM
Samsung today introduced the world’s first 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM package, a memory chip with twice the capacity and twice the speed of typical DRAM used in PCs.The new LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) DRAM uses new 10-nanometer-class process technology, which gives it twice the capacity of previous 20-nanometer…
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Chorus brings UFB fibre connection wait time down to 12 days
New Zealand fibre customers are now waiting four days less than they were three months ago to be connected to the UFB, Chorus has said.
Follow the money: New tool from Bing maps the flow of campaign cash
How do the billions of dollars shaping this election seep through the United States? A new project from Microsoft’s Bing and political tech firm Circa Victor looks to answer that question by drawing on dozens of types of public disclosures. SEE ALSO: Today in Trump mockery: The return of the ‘short-fingered…
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Sudden impact? Latest data points to parachute problem for ESA’s Mars lander
ESA’s Schiaparelli lander module remains out of contact while mission control in Germany seeks answers as to the fate of the unmanned probe. Data transmitted today from the ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) mothership suggests Schiaparelli’s parachute may have opened too early during atmospheric…
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Motorcycle rear-ending raises questions on Tesla vehicle type approval in Europe
A traffic accident in Norway, involving a Model S with Autopilot engaged, two other vehicles, and a motorcycle, has prompted questions as to whether testing of Tesla’s Autopilot system sufficiently took into account two-wheeled vehicles. This follows recent official tests in Germany that characterized…
Trump’s email campaign hints at plans to build a right-wing media empire
With Donald Trump’s campaign sinking in the polls, there has been on and off speculation that he’s got his eye on creating some kind of conservative media company after the election. Those rumors were fanned again recently with a report that his son-in-law was already in talks about implementing such…
Verdigris raises $6.7 million for artificial intelligence that powers green factories and hotels
The smart energy startup Verdigris announced today that it has raised $6.7 million to scale production of its Einstein smart sensor and frequency detectors. The sensors are used to predict the failure of machines and improve energy efficiency. Factories, manufacturing facilities, and other large buildings…
It’s Not Vehicular Manslaughter If You Criticize Elon Musk’s Self-Driving Cars
Last night, Elon Musk gave a surprise lecture in media ethics to the gathered reporters in the midst of a Q&A with reporters about Tesla’s new autonomous driving technology set to be deployed on its cars from now on. If you’re skeptical of self-driving technology, Musk said, “you’re killing people.”…
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Venezuela’s Maduro recall referendum drive suspended
Venezuela’s electoral body halts a campaign for a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro, triggering opposition anger.
Start-up Lucid Motors launches with 300-mile plus premium electric sedan – Roadshow
Automotive startups face daunting hurdles to viability, but Lucid Motors boasts a stellar staff and in two years of development is far along towards its over 300 mile electric sedan.
BBC News – World
Australian coach kidnapped in Yemen appears in hostage video
An Australian football coach who was kidnapped in Yemen last month appears in a video online saying his captors want ransom money.
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EU backtracks on sanctions threat against Russia over Syria
EU leaders backed down Friday from an explicit threat of sanctions against Russia over the bombing of Aleppo but warned that they would consider “all available options” if atrocities in Syria continue.
Koogeek’s Affordable Smart Plug Speaks Siri’s Language
Koogeek Smart PlugSmart outlet switches like Belkin’s Wemo and TP-Link’s Smart Plug are a widespread gateway drug to home automation these days, but Koogeek’s affordable alternative is designed with Apple users in mind.The features here are pretty much exactly what you’d expect. You plug the switch into…
UberEats cash in on millennials love of smashed avocado by offering free meals
Uber have weighed in on #AvocadoGate in the most uber way possible. See a topical opportunity and market the hell out of it. After an article was published in a national newspaper, asserting that the reason millennials couldn’t break into the urban housing market was because of their luxuriant brunch…
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Amazon’s Fire TV software is getting a new look soon
Amazon’s refreshed Fire TV stick with Alexa-enabled remote started shipping today, and along with the new hardware, we’re getting a look at the new Fire TV software update. The new look is said to be a “cinematic” experience, with video trailers and screenshots aplenty. Another change is how it features…
First New US Nuclear Reactor In 20 Years Goes Live
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: The Tennessee Valley Authority is celebrating an event 43 years in the making: the completion of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. In 1973, the TVA, one of the nation’s largest public power providers, began building two reactors that combined promised to generate…
RT – Daily news
Swedish & Danish commuters seek $3mn damages for ID checks on cross-border train journeys
Over 500 commuters are demanding compensation after undergoing ID checks on the train journey from Denmark to Sweden last year, saying it violated their freedom of travel rights as EU citizens. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
DC transit cop arrests, knocks down black teen over lollipop & chips [VIDEO]
A DC Metro Transit Police officer is under scrutiny after arresting and kicking a black teenage girl over a lollipop and a pack of chips. The local Black Lives Matter group has called the arrest “illegal,” urging its supporters to “stand up, fight back.” Read Full Article at
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Inflation May Be Causing a Long-Term Rise in Unemployment
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssMoney and BanksMoney and BankingInflation May Be Causing a Long-Term Rise in Unemployment 0 Views One of the most discussed topics in modern macroeconomics is the alleged trade-off between price inflation and unemployment. The Phillips curve became,…
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An Astronaut’s Final Mission: Fight Climate Change and Cancer
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Learning to Prosper in a Factory Town
Greenville, South Carolina, has bet its future on high-tech manufacturing. Who wins and who loses in this increasingly automated economy?
Instrument of elimination: An in-depth breakdown of the Tiberius particle neutralizer
It’s the most hotly contested issue in Washington: Can we save lives by making it easier to kill?  For the affirmative, Exhibit A is SuperSoldier’s newest piece of advance weaponry, the Tiberius particle neutralizer. Tiberius promises to instantaneously disassemble a target’s atomic makeup by triggering…
The future of tech is amazing (and terrifying)
It’s 2026.  Your Uber is zipping along at 100mph, and yet you haven’t spilled a drop of your morning coffee.  You often eat breakfast on the way to work these days, and thanks to the active-tilt feature in this self-driving Toyota, your freshly-baked pastry never leaves the plate. You sleep 30 minutes…
Void’s thinnest ever timepiece arrives at Dezeen Watch Store
Swedish brand Void has launched a watch that is only seven millimetres thick, which is now available to buy from Dezeen Watch Store.  Read more
Ars Technica
Razer’s new Blade Pro: desktop performance in 0.9 inches and 8 lbs
Razer’s promo video If you want hardcore gaming performance, but need it in a system that’s portable, if not completely lightweight, then Razer’s new Blade Pro could be just the ticket. Razer is calling it the “desktop in your laptop,” and the company has a point. On the inside,…
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The Man Behind the Trail Maps in Nearly Every American Ski Resort
You may not know his name, but you’ve definitely held his work. …Read More »
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The Shacket Is Your New Fall Style Essential
When it’s not too hot or too cold, the shacket is, like Goldilocks’ porridge just right. …Read More »
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A Tour of the South’s Architectural Jewel
Next to Chicago, Savannah, Georgia is America’s most important architectural city. Why? …Read More »
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Your New Weekend Breakfast Recipe: the French Omelette
Forget everything you thought you knew about making breakfast. …Read More »
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How a Furniture Designer Created One of the Best-Looking Watches in the Industry
Specifically, the Metro Datum Gangreserve — one of our grail watches, and a Red Dot winner. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: October 21, 2016
How to save on an ICNY t-shirt, an Electric watch and a Roomba. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: October 21, 2016
A fall-ready suede boot, a luxurious foam mattress, an advanced wine preserver/distiller and much more. …Read More »
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EU fails to agree on new Russia sanctions, Tusk claims Moscow aims to ‘weaken’ bloc
EU leaders reportedly clashed on Russia during a summit Thursday, with some willing to include a threat of new sanctions over Syria in a final statement and others opposing the move. In the end, only individual leaders publicly spoke on the threat. Read Full Article at
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Fly my pretties: Amazon patents personal mini drones to locate lost cars or kids
Imagine you’re trying to find your car in a crowded parking lot. Rather than let frustration take hold, you simply say “locate car” and a tiny drone perched on your shoulder flies off and guides you to it. Amazon has been awarded a patent for a voice-activated personal assistant drone that…
New Scientist – Online news
Hundreds of endangered wild snow leopards are killed each year
Cattle herders kill even more leopards than poachers, in revenge for livestock attacks. So helping them protect their animals could save the rare mountain cats
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Windows 10 Insiders can use Ink to draw on photos
Microsoft is developing some cool new features for the Windows Ink Workspace, and Insiders are getting the first look. Insiders in the Fast ring who install the latest Windows 10 Preview for PC and Mobile will be able to doodle and write on their photos with Ink. They simply have to tap the Draw option… – latest science and technology news stories
Science sheds light on 250-year-old literary controversy
The social networks behind one of the most famous literary controversies of all time have been uncovered using modern networks science. – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists solve 60-year-old Septoria mystery
A new paper from scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich explains why plant breeders have found it difficult to produce wheat varieties which combine high yield and good resistance to Septoria, a disease in wheat which can cut yield losses by up to 50%. It traces the problem back to decisions… – latest science and technology news stories
Google hawks hardware in real-world ‘showroom’
It’s not exactly a store, but the Google “showroom” that opened Thursday in New York is the internet giant’s first real-world shop and a step onto terrain where rival Apple has excelled.
ZTE’s crowdsourced product: an eye-tracking, self-adhesive phone
The people have spoken. Finally putting an end to the unorthodox, somewhat insane, not to mention risky, crowdsourcing project, ZTE USA has revealed the finally tally of its CSX stunt. After whittling the useful, sometimes wacky ideas down to five, the ZTE community has voted that the company’s next…
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ARK shelter offers a sustainable and mobile home for any location
the mobile dwelling is built with all the comfortable necessities needed to live comfortably among nature without giving up luxury. The post ARK shelter offers a sustainable and mobile home for any location appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Dino-mite discovery: Aussie farmer’s find could rewrite how dinosaurs spread around the world
The discovery of a giant dino skeleton by a farmer in Australia has led to new theories as to how and why they spread around the world. Researchers have theorized that the 15-meter-long sauropod made its way to Australia thanks to global warming. Read Full Article at – latest science and technology news stories
New Jersey Transit’s longest delay: Modern safety technology
Six years after New Jersey Transit won federal approval to install modern safety technology on its commuter rail lines, the project has languished and trains still operate with speed controls developed in the 1950s.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Thinks Space Can Be the New Internet
Speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said space is essentially a new internet, as it is the next frontier that needs new infrastructure to support new entrepreneurs. He said the purpose of Blue Origin is to build out a similar kind of infrastructure…
Cascina Merlata Social Housing / B22
© Filippo Romano Architects: B22 Location: Via Pier Paolo Pasolini, 2, 20151 Milano MI, Italy Architect In Charge: Stefano Tropea Area: 7900.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 …
Razer releases its most powerful gaming laptop
“The desktop in your laptop.”Photo: RazerRazer definitely mad no compromises in building their new Blade Pro laptop. The aim was to make a powerful gaming laptop that’ll never have you looking at your desktop rig ever again. They’re accomplishing this with a 17.3” 4K IGZO display with 100% Adobe RGB…
LeEco brings its full ecosystem into American consumer electronics market
LeEco brins its TVs, smartphones, bicycles, and smart cars to America.Photo: LeEcoWhile everyone continues to speculate about Apple’s car plans, a newcomer to the American electronics market has shown all its cards and that includes self-driving automobiles. The Chinese technology company is waging a…
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WikiLeaks publishes list of Obama emails, reveals his address
WikiLeaks reveals first batch of emails involving US President Barack Obama. Within those are emails sent from secret address used by the president. Read Full Article at – latest science and technology news stories
Second research flight into zero gravity
Saturday, a parabolic flight is set to take off from Swiss soil for the second time. It will be carrying experiments from various Swiss universities on board to research the effects of zero gravity on biological and physical processes, and test technologies. With this flight, the second from the air…
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‘Make a wish list’: Russian ambassador says Moscow ready to provide assistance to Philippines
After the president of the Philippines announced a separation from the US – a statement which his government has since walked back – Russia’s ambassador to the country said Moscow is ready to provide assistance to and fully cooperate with Manila. Read Full Article at
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One Big Question: Will virtual reality kill off TV the way music streaming did CDs?
Next Thursday, “The New Normal” conference will be taking place in London. Attendees will be looking at the place of TV in a world where more and more people are getting their visual entertainment online and through streaming devices. One of the topics to be discussed is also the question we…
Samsung considers compensation program, LG batteries for future
The Galaxy Note 7 has truly shaken Samsung to its core. And those who think that the ripples are limited only to its mobile business, they better think again. There was even one report of a misbehaving Samsung smart washing machine. The company, however, has no choice but to try and move forward, and…
Razor E90 Electric Scooter $75.88
Razor E90 Electric Scooter $75.88 – latest science and technology news stories
The fight against deforestation: Why are Congolese farmers clearing forest?
Only a small share of Congolese villagers is the driving force behind most of the deforestation. They’re not felling trees to feed their families, but to increase their quality of life. These findings are based on fieldwork by bioscience engineer Pieter Moonen from KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium…. – latest science and technology news stories
Magnitude 6.6 earthquake shakes western Japan, no tsunami
A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck western Japan on Friday, toppling shelves and knocking out power to thousands of homes. There was no risk of a tsunami.
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‘Atomic sandwich’ computing material uses 100 times less energy
New magnetoelectric multiferroic material operates at 100 times lower power (credit: Julia A. Mundy/Nature) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists have developed a new “magnetoelectric multiferroic*” material that could lead to a new generation of computing devices with more computing power…
ASUS Chromebook C302A spotted high specs, 360-degree fold
Chromebooks are back! Or at least hardware makers are showing interest in them again. Whether the trend remains for good this time remains to be seen, depending on whether Chrome OS even exists in a year or so. That uncertainty, however, isn’t stopping manufacturers like Samsung or ASUS from betting…
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Spotify launches new Samsung smart TV app for free users
Spotify is launching a new-and-improved app for Samsung smart TVs, promising both paid and free users a better way to access music. The app itself isn’t that interesting, but the fact that Spotify’s making it available to free users is. Spotify, of course, is available on all sorts of devices, including…
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House 1058: Series of Cantilevered Roofs and Gardens Offer Sheltered Hangouts
The roof of the house is a structure that does not often garner enough attention from the casual design and décor aficionado. But ask the semi-serious lover architectures and they will instantly tell you that it plans a big role in shaping the overall silhouette of a structure, its visual appeal and…
India becomes Facebook’s fastest growing market
Facebook may not have had the smoothest of times in India, but the company is more committed than ever to connect more Indians to the internet. And it should — India is now Facebook’s fastest growing market. SEE ALSO: Inside Google’s plan to conquer India’s internet users Facebook is growing faster…
New Scientist – Online news
Iceland drills hottest hole to tap into energy of molten magma
A new well tested in Iceland could boost geothermal energy production tenfold by exploiting 1000 °C magma steam deep below Earth’s surface
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Elevator Bolts
I was building a base for two new tools (chop saw and sander) and wanted to bolt the tools to their base rather than screw them. I wanted the bolts to stick up from below, but with only a 1″ plank, any hex-head or carriage bolt, plus the necessary washers, would have to be counter-sunk so far that it…
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Iraqi forces make gains against IS group near Mosul
Elite Iraqi forces retook a town on the eastern edge of Mosul on Thursday while Kurdish peshmerga fighters opened a new front in the offensive to wrest back the Islamic State (IS) group’s last major bastion in Iraq.
Klipsch AW-4i Earphones with mic + $25 Dell eGift Card $59
Klipsch AW-4i Earphones with mic + $25 Dell eGift Card $59
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Microsoft’s new Office apps are going to make your life easier
There’s a fresh batch of business apps on the way from the Office team aiming to boost the productivity chops of users.Apart from Bookings, which allows customers to schedule appointments with businesses, and we heard about back in July (it was first launched on the web, with an iOS app recently released…
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The best value phones you’ve never heard of
If you’re eager for a brand-new phone, but don’t have the necessary readies, then we have some good news. There are two ways you can get the phone that you want – and save yourself a pretty penny into the bargain.  If you’re after a top quality smartphone from big-name brands such as Apple, Samsung,…
RT – Daily news
Anti-vaxxer Aussie nurses may face prosecution
Nurses and midwives who chose to promote anti-vaccination on social media or in person could face prosecution, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has warned, urging members of the public to report those who spread “misleading and deceptive” materials. Read Full Article at
Digital Trends
How do you like the idea of cops flying Taser-equipped drones?
The idea of cops sending in drones to Taser suspects may sound far-fetched, but police in the U.S. are reportedly already discussing the possibility. Talks have recently taken place between police officials and Taser International, a company that makes stun guns and body cameras for use by law enforcement,…
Divine 2 Pack LED Lantern Flashlights $12.99
Divine 2 Pack LED Lantern Flashlights $12.99
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Mosquito-borne virus threat to Americas laid bare
More than 500 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean are at risk from mosquito-borne diseases, a summit in Cuba hears.
Digital Trends
Facebook adds 360 video and photo support to Instant Articles
Facebook is giving publishers the power to make Instant Articles more visually immersive with 360-degree video and photo support. Launched in May of last year, Facebook Instant Articles are the company’s very own take on Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). The publishing tools essentially allow…
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Former Google VP thinks AI will improve humanity
Artificially intelligent self-driving cars aren’t a technological evolution that everyone is entirely comfortable with just yet, but computer scientist Sebastian Thrun has enough optimism for all of us.Speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, Thrun said that not only does…
AIA Announces Recipients of Innovation Award
©Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, © Keitaro Yoshioka, © Mortenson Construction, © Dana Wheelock The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected this year’s winners for the TAP/CCA Innovation Award, which highlights new practices and technologies that advance project delivery…
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Exclusive: White House makes a big bet on small satellites
The White House is announcing its plan today to promote the use of small space satellites — a move aimed at strengthening the U.S.’ burgeoning commercial space industry. The project, called “Harnessing the Small Satellite Revolution,” is meant to spur collaboration between government agencies, including…
Universal Minions Little Yellow Buddies Microraschel Blanket (62 by 90in) $11.75
Universal Minions Little Yellow Buddies Microraschel Blanket (62 by 90in) $11.75
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Rapid transit key in fight against climate change: study
Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2016 Big cities worldwide have expanded faster than their rapid transit systems, leading to higher levels of pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and commuter misery, a report released Tuesday showed. “Low-density, car-oriented development – known as ‘sprawl’ – has been the…
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Brand-new cochlear implant technology born from frictional electricity
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 21, 2016 DGIST Professor Hongsoo Choi(Department of Robotics Engineering) and his research team developed the world’s first artificial basilar membrane that mimics the cochlear function by application of the genetic principle of frictional electricity. The artificial…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Rockcress as heavy-metal hoover
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Oct 21, 2016 Their findings help explore plants’ enormous potential for future technologies; in this case, they aid the detoxification of soil and the extraction of metals that are of economic interest. “In plants, the natural processes of evolution have produced contrasting…
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Risk analysis for common ground on climate loss and damage
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Oct 21, 2016 The Paris Agreement included groundbreaking text on the need for a mechanism to help identify risks beyond adaptation and support the victims of climate-related loss and damage–but how exactly it will work remains unclear. New IIASA research lends insight to policymakers…
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Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand collaborate on seismic hazard models
San Francisco CA (SPX) Oct 21, 2016 In Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand, one of the largest driving forces behind earthquakes is the active convergence of tectonic plates at rates of four to eight centimeters per year. The plate boundaries in each region are complex throughout the length of each plate…
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New 13-year study tracks effects of changing ocean temperature on phytoplankton
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Oct 21, 2016 A new multiyear study from scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has shown for the first time how changes in ocean temperature affect a key species of phytoplankton. The study, published in the October 21 issue of the journal Science, tracked…
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New mobile robot to support agri-tech experiments in the field
Lincoln, UK (SPX) Oct 21, 2016 Scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, have taken delivery of an advanced new mobile robot to support agri-tech experiments at the University’s agricultural field station. The Thorvald agricultural robot, developed with scientists from the Norwegian University…
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Reducing ammonia pollution from cattle
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Oct 21, 2016 Improved barn design, cleaning processes, and manure treatment could reduce ammonia emissions from commercial dairy cattle barns by 17 to 50%, according to a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment. The study provides a list of techniques…
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Consequences from Antarctica climate change
Portland OR (SPX) Oct 21, 2016 New research led by Portland State University glacier scientist Andrew Fountain reveals how a single warming event in Antarctica may be an indication of future ecosystem changes. In the scientific paper, “The Impact of a Large-scale Climate Event on Antarctic…
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Mt. Aso could erupt much sooner, scientists warn
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Oct 21, 2016 Damage from the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake could hasten Mt. Aso’s eruption, volcanologists warn. In a paper published on Science, Kyoto University researchers and colleagues report new faults in the vicinity of Mt. Aso’s magma chamber and volcanic cones, which they say…
Apple sues supplier of fake chargers, cables sold by Amazon
The case of the Galaxy Note 7 catching fire has manufacturers on high alert for anything that could be seen as faulty products. LG, for example, was reported to have gone over and beyond the call of duty to ensure its LG V20 won’t suffer the same fate. Now Apple is also scouring the Internet for potentially…
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Target is launching in-store vertical farms for fresh, ultra-local produce
Increasingly, consumers are demanding access to locally grown produce, even at big box stores. Target heard that call and is answering, by offering the freshest and most local produce a customer could possibly want—by installing vertical gardens to grow vegetables and herbs right inside its stores. The…
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Toyota Fuel Cell Bus goes on sale next year
Along with Hyundai and Honda, Toyota has been one of the biggest exponents of hydrogen as an alternative to petrol and diesel power. As well as releasing the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car, it has invested in fueling stations and infrastructure to make sure fuel cell vehicles aren’t an under-supported…
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Polymer scaffolds build a better pill to swallow
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‘Snap freezing’ produces different state
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The nanostructured cloak of invisibility
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Al-Nusra Front & allies sabotage humanitarian aid delivery efforts to east Aleppo – Lavrov
Militants from Al-Nusra Front (now Jabhat Fateh al-Sham) and Ahrar ash-Sham terrorist groups are sabotaging UN efforts, supported by Damascus and Moscow, to deliver humanitarian aid to eastern Aleppo, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. Read Full Article at
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Venezuela state oil firm default would cause problems for US refiners
Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) is in danger of defaulting on its debts. This spells trouble for American refineries on the Gulf Coast, as Venezuela is the main supplier of foreign oil to the region. Read Full Article at
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Watch Reebok’s robots make a pair of distinctive ‘Liquid Factory’ sneakers
The robots in Reebok’s video may look as if they’re preparing an exquisite dessert fit for a Michelin-star restaurant, but in reality they’re employing a 3D-drawing technique “to draw shoe componentry cleanly, precisely and in three-dimensional layers.” That’s right, they’re knocking together a pair…
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ZTE’s self-adhesive phone: Here’s what you get when you crowdsource design
How do you make a smartphone standout in a crowded market? Turn over design to the crowd, of course. – latest science and technology news stories
Structure of hydrogen-stuffed, quartz-like form of ice revealed
Did you know that there are at least 17 crystalline forms of ice, many of them formed under extreme pressures, such as those found in the interiors of frozen planets? New work from a team led by Carnegie’s Timothy Strobel has identified the structure of a new type of ice crystal that resembles the mineral…
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Citizen Scientists Seek South Pole “Spiders” on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 21, 2016 Ten thousand volunteers viewing images of Martian south polar regions have helped identify targets for closer inspection, yielding new insights about seasonal slabs of frozen carbon dioxide and erosional features known as “spiders.” From the comfort of home, the volunteers…
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Rover Conducting Science Investigations at ‘Spirit Mount’
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 19, 2016 Opportunity is located at the feature called ‘Spirit Mount’ on the rim of Endeavour Crater, the first science waypoint of the 10th extended mission. The rover is by the surface featured called ‘Gasconade,’ conducting detailed in-situ (contact) investigations with…
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Avalanches, Not Internal Pressure, Cause Comet Outbursts
Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 21, 2016 Outbursts of comet nuclei are likely caused by surface avalanches rather than geyser-like eruptions from within, research by the Planetary Science Institute’s Jordan Steckloff shows. Rapid asymmetric brightening events of comets have been observed for decades and…
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Unexpected discoveries on a metal world
Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 21, 2016 Astronomers have discovered possible evidence for water on the surface of the largest metallic asteroid in the solar system. Named 16 Psyche, the object is one of the most massive in the asteroid belt, measuring 186 miles across and consisting of almost pure nickel-iron…
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Four Galileo satellites are “topped off” for Arianespace’s milestone Ariane 5 launch from the Spaceport
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Oct 21, 2016 Fueling operations have begun with the four Galileo spacecraft to be orbited next month from French Guiana on Arianespace’s first launch that uses its Ariane 5 in deploying Europe’s constellation of navigation satellites. The fueling activity is now…
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Microbial life on mars
New Rochelle NY (SPX) Oct 21, 2016 The existence of microbial life on Mars remains highly controversial, but recent evidence of water, complex organic molecules, and methane in the Martian environment, combined with findings from the 1976 Viking mission, have led to the conclusion that existing life…
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In a first, brain computer interface helps paralyzed man feel again
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 Imagine being in an accident that leaves you unable to feel any sensation in your arms and fingers. Now imagine regaining that sensation, a decade later, through a mind-controlled robotic arm that is directly connected to your brain. That is what 28-year-old…
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Celebrity SAS veteran’s capture & mercy killing claims ‘utter bullsh*t,’ say comrades
Ex-SAS personnel have branded special forces veteran Colin Maclachlan a military fantasist after details of his soon-to-be published book about his service in Iraq came under scrutiny. Read Full Article at
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No plans to denounce Ukraine friendship treaty says Russian Foreign Minister
Moscow will not pull out of Russia’s treaty on friendship, partnership, and cooperation with Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an official reply to a request from a State Duma lawmaker. Read Full Article at
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US seeks clarity on Duterte ‘separation’ comments
The US says it will seek clarity from the Philippines on President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement while in China of a “separation from the US”.
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Uber launches its own debit card to get more Mexicans riding
One of the barriers to Uber’s growth in Mexico is the country’s archaic banking system. Many banks prevent their customers from using their debit and credit cards online. Which is why Uber just launched its own debit card, called (what else?) the UberCard. The sleek black MasterCard is being issued by…
Pixio PX274 27″ 2560×1440 WQHD IPS LED Monitor w/ Built-in Speakers $175
Pixio PX274 27″ 2560×1440 WQHD IPS LED Monitor w/ Built-in Speakers $175 – latest science and technology news stories
Ultrastructure of a condensed chromosome-like structure in a cyanobacterium
Eukaryotic cells, including human cells, form paired condensed chromosomes before cell division. The paired chromosomes are then equally divided into daughter cells. Prokaryotic cells, including bacteria, do not have such a DNA distribution system. – latest science and technology news stories
Enhancing the reliability of artificial intelligence
Computers that learn for themselves are with us now. As they become more common in ‘high-stakes’ applications like robotic surgery, terrorism detection and driverless cars, researchers ask what can be done to make sure we can trust them. – latest science and technology news stories
Cassini sees dramatic seasonal changes on Titan
As southern winter solstice approaches in the Saturn system, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been revealing dramatic seasonal changes in the atmospheric temperature and composition of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. – latest science and technology news stories
From ancient fossils to future cars: Energy-efficient batteries from silicon in diatomaceous earth
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have developed an inexpensive, energy-efficient way to create silicon-based anodes for lithium-ion batteries from the fossilized remains of single-celled algae called diatoms. The research could lead to the development… – latest science and technology news stories
Algorithm could help analyze fetal scans to determine whether interventions are warranted
Researchers from MIT, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital have joined forces in an ambitious new project to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate the health of fetuses. – latest science and technology news stories
With new algorithms, data scientists could accomplish in days what once took months
Last year, MIT researchers presented a system that automated a crucial step in big-data analysis: the selection of a “feature set,” or aspects of the data that are useful for making predictions. The researchers entered the system in several data science contests, where it outperformed most of the human…
GeeFi Promises Unlimited 4G Anywhere & Anytime
Want to know what our biggest pet peeve is when it comes to travel? Bad Wi-Fi. While most hotels have some sort of Wi-Fi solution in place, … Read More
Stay Cool Or Toasty With The N2 Portable Air Conditioning Unit
We might be in the middle of autumn, but warm weather woes are being felt all across the country. Since summer has decided to cross over into … Read More
BIG-i Is The Robot Butler You Never Knew You Needed
The robot revolution is upon us. Luckily for us, our mechanized offspring aren’t seeking to destroy us — they’re actually looking to serve us. Part of the … Read More
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PS4 Pro: Release date, news and features of the new PlayStation 4
The PS4 Pro has to be one of the most complicated console’s ever released. We first heard about the new hardware at the beginning of 2016 thanks to a substantial leak of its developer documentation, but we had to wait until September 2016 before it saw an official announcements. That’s not what makes…
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Here’s how Sony is making sure your existing PS4 games work with the Pro
The PS4 Pro is a console unlike anything that has come before. Sitting halfway between the existing PS4 and a ‘true’ PS5, the new console is essentially a supercharged PS4, and should be a good fit for anyone that’s recently invested in a new 4K TV.But as well as enabling new graphical bells and whistles,…
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2016 dubai design week presents multitude of diverse design events
continuing designboom’s preview coverage of the 2016 dubai design week, we offer a numerical roundup of the edition’s events, designers and nationalities involved. The post 2016 dubai design week presents multitude of diverse design events appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Get Ready to Carve Out 89 Hours for President Obama’s Essential Reads
The president gave WIRED his essential books list, so we calculated how long it’ll take you to read them. Got a week? You can be as well-read as POTUS. The post Get Ready to Carve Out 89 Hours for President Obama’s Essential Reads appeared first on WIRED.
Amazon as an ISP Isn’t Bonkers—It Makes Perfect Sense
It already runs the infrastructure that brings packages to your door. Why not the pipes that bring movies and TV? The post Amazon as an ISP Isn’t Bonkers—It Makes Perfect Sense appeared first on WIRED.
Anonymous’ Most Notorious Hacker Is Back, and He’s Gone Legit
Hector “Sabu” Monsegur has returned to the hacking scene—this time on the right side of the law. The post Anonymous’ Most Notorious Hacker Is Back, and He’s Gone Legit appeared first on WIRED.
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The best Chromecast deals in October 2016
The Google Chromecast is not only one of the most useful and innovative gadgets of the last few years, it’s also dazzlingly cheap. And if you’re looking to pick one up for the cheapest possible price, you’ve come to the right place!Chromecast is a wifi-connected HDMI dongle that you plug directly into…
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British PM’s demand to sanction Russia derailed by Italy & others
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s desire for new severe sanctions against Russia over its intervention in the Syrian conflict, met firm opposition from the Italian leader Matteo Renzi, among others. Read Full Article at
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ISIS takes 550 families as ‘human shields’ in Mosul – UN
Islamic State militants have taken some 550 families from villages around Mosul, and are thought to be holding them as ‘human shields’ close to jihadists’ locations in the strategic Iraqi city, a spokeswoman for the UN human rights office said. Read Full Article at – latest science and technology news stories
Image: Jupiterrise
This image of the sunlit part of Jupiter and its swirling atmosphere was created by a citizen scientist (Alex Mai) using data from Juno’s JunoCam instrument. JunoCam’s raw images are available at for the public to peruse and process into image products. – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists explore use of 3-D printing to speed up target production for testing material strength
Advanced 3-D printing promises to redefine manufacturing in critical industries such as aerospace, transportation and defense, and now, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is exploring the use of 3-D printing to achieve unprecedented flexibility in producing “on-demand” targets for testing how materials… – latest science and technology news stories
By nixing coal, Iceland grabs green with geothermal heat
As Cornell considers geothermal heat to warm its campus, Icelandic engineer Thorleikur Johannesson told the story of how his country abandoned coal and set standards to achieve blue-ribbon blue skies in an Oct. 16 visit to Cornell.
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DOSIS designs reconfigurable + inflatable architectural structure in london
the space can transform from a single, 65-square-meter bubble, to a more than 400-square-meter, multi-room structure within minutes. The post DOSIS designs reconfigurable + inflatable architectural structure in london appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Readers Respond to “Banking against Alzheimer’s” and More
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‘2nd Snowden’ to face espionage charges over 50TB of ‘stolen data’
The US Department of Justice may charge a former NSA contractor with espionage after discovering top secret documents and enough highly sensitive data to fill 10,000 DVDs at his home in Maryland. Read Full Article at
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HP’s new Spectre x360 is probably the best PC laptop around
Enlarge (credit: Peter Bright) Specs at a glance: HP Spectre x360-13t Entry level Top spec As reviewed SCREEN 1920×1080 IPS at 13.3″ (166 ppi), multitouch OS Windows 10 Home 64-bit Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Windows 10 Home 64-bit CPU 2.5-3.1GHz Core i5-7200U 2.7-3.5GHz Core i7-7500U 2.7-3.5GHz…
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Why Argentine Soccer Fans Rejected Being Microchipped
How do you solve a problem like blood-thirsty football hooligans? According to one Buenos Aires-based football club, just stick microchips in spectators’ arms and scan the bad apples away. Back in April, first division club CA Tigre proposed surgically implanting microchips—or “passion tickets,” as…
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Bumpers for iOS takes all the hassle out of podcasting on the go
If you’ve ever tried recording a podcast – whether at home, in a studio or on your phone – you know how much work it takes to get it right. Between scripting your episode, recording a clean take and adding music and segues, it can be quite a task to pull off on your own. That’s why I was excited to try…
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Solar-powered floating science lab in Miami teaches kids about sustainability
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iPhone 7/Plus accounted for 43% of all U.S. iPhone sales in Q3 in just two weeks
Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports that the iPhone 7/Plus accounted for 43% of all iPhone sales in Q3 despite being available for only the final two weeks of the quarter. The research company estimates that the iPhone 7 notched up 31% of sales with the larger Plus model at 12%,…
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Oakley unveiled early this year their first snow helmets, they are now available for purchase! Under development for three years, Oakley scrutinized every detail in order to ensure the most premium of materials and comfort. The sleek Oakley Snow Helmets come in two models, the MOD 5 and MOD 3, they…
Stack Your Firewood Perfectly to Last the Winter With This Graphic
In the wise words of notable Westerosi meteorologist Ned Stark, “Winter will be arriving soon.” If you’re planning to store firewood for the long haul, this graphic teaches you how to do it right.As this chart from the Art of Manliness points out, just putting firewood in a haphazard pile can cause you…
Google wants to take over your wallpaper, just like everything else on your phone
At Google’s headquarters, there must be a room full of people trying to figure out which aspect of the Android phone the company still doesn’t have its paws on. Right now, on my phone I have the following Google apps installed: Google, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Drive, Play, Play Music, Play Movies &… – latest science and technology news stories
Groundbreaking review on counteracting mobile phone distraction while driving
With mobile phone use by drivers now a reality, a groundbreaking QUT review looking at the issue as a task-sharing problem has recommended further research into how to make the practice safer. – latest science and technology news stories
Nanoparticle drugs can make it easier for medications to reach their targets
The huge doses of drugs required to combat cancer could be reduced thanks to the work of A*STAR researchers, and the drugs themselves may become more effective. The researchers have developed a polymeric ‘scaffold’ that helps drugs that often have trouble entering the bloodstream, such as anti-cancer… – latest science and technology news stories
Meet Savannasaurus, Australia’s newest titanosaur
The outback region around Winton in central Queensland is arguably Australia’s ground zero for giant dinosaur fossils. Here, graziers occasionally stumble across petrified bones on their paddocks, amid the stubbly grass and cow dung. – latest science and technology news stories
Wildlife migration routes for multiple species can link conservation reserves at lower cost
Scientists have demonstrated a new technique for designing effective wildlife migration corridors while reducing the costs of conservation. – latest science and technology news stories
The next frontier in medical sensing—threads coated in nanomaterials
Doctors have various ways to assess your health. For example, they measure your heart rate and blood pressure to indirectly assess your heart function, or straightforwardly test a blood sample for iron content to diagnose anemia. But there are plenty of situations in which that sort of monitoring just… – latest science and technology news stories
How the pangolin got its scales – a genetic just-so story
Everyone loves animal oddities. Darwin and Lamarck pondered the advantages of the giraffe’s long legs and neck, while a few decades later Rudyard Kipling explained how the leopard got its spots. Today genome sequencing is fleshing out what we thought we knew about some distinctive animal adaptations,… – latest science and technology news stories
Algorithm can trace lineage trajectories through single-cell gene expression data
A new algorithm created at A*STAR allows scientists to track the trajectories of different cell lineages on the basis of their gene activity at the individual cell level. The tool, dubbed Mpath, should help reveal new insights into disease states and offer a way to see how drugs are working. – latest science and technology news stories
Cars under new EU rules produce 4.5x more pollution on average than allowed
New diesel cars on the roads create much more pollution than is allowed by the European Commission’s EURO-6 guidelines for acceptable emissions limits for new vehicles, according to new research. The EURO-6 guidelines became mandatory in September 2015.
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Future AI assistants like Siri could be trained by Joey from ‘Friends’
The artificial intelligence on our phones and computers doesn’t have a face. Talking to Siri, Cortana, Alexa, or most recently Google’s Assistant can be fun, but these disembodied virtual assistants are just voices, leaving us talking to our devices and looking bit weird. Researchers at the University…
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Nixon Make Foray into Wearable Wares
With wearable technology for the wrist becoming more the norm for many, manufacturers have had to start making their wares more and more durable to emulate the ruggedness of an actual watch made by an actual watch company, so what better way to trump the competition with regards to functioning just like…
We Fell In Love With The Huge Moto Mono Racr Motorcycle
Love powerful motorcycles? We do too. That’s why we were practically drooling when we first saw the Huge Moto Mono Racr Motorcycle. Based around a 1,000cc Honda … Read More
Intel asserts trademark rights against John McAfee
Intel does not object to John McAfee using his personal name in connection with his business, but it objects to the use by the maverick entrepreneur and security expert of the McAfee trade name and trademark in a way that could confuse or deceive consumers or dilute the brand.The issue came up when John… Full Feed
Late-Term Abortions Are Rare and ‘Partial Birth Abortions’ Illegal. Why Do They Keep Dominating the Reproductive-Rights Debate?
In the U.S., most abortions are procured within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Yet our political discussions about reproductive freedom frequently center on late-term abortions. And so it went Wednesday during the final 2016 presidential debate, with a segment on Roe v. Wade quickly devolving into…
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Who needs Black Friday? Get an Xbox One S with five great games for £277.49
We’ve all been there. Hanging on until the final moments of Black Friday waiting for that perfect console bundle, only for it never to arrive. Tesco has been on a discount rampage of late though, making us think that now is the time to pick up a brand new console.Today’s offer is a truly excellent Xbox…
Aurora ALIAS program is an automated flight system for aircraft
If you are like me you may have through that aircraft that automated flight systems or decades. We always hear about autopilot systems but a company called Aurora Flight Sciences is breaking ground with automated flight with its aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System or ALIAS. So far as we can tell,…
The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts and Extroverts Are Different
The difference between introverts and extroverts isn’t as important as we make it out to be. As this video explains, though, there are some scientific reasons why some lean more towards one end of this spectrum or the other.As the video from ASAP Science explains, one key distinction between both camps…
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WikiLeaks releases yet more #PodestaEmails from Clinton campaign chair
WikiLeaks has released a new batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta. Read Full Article at
Get On The Right Track With Amazon’s Sale on Fila Adventure Jackets
Finding the right jacket to take anywhere, from running errands to running in the park, is an issue unto itself. But with Amazon marking down this Fila Men’s Adventure Jacket in five different colors to $28, this may be your answer. Don’t wait on this one, because as all Gold Box Deals work, it’ll be…
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Netgear has recently introduced the Orbi, a multi-unit Wi-Fi router system that delivers a stronger, faster WiFi signal throughout your home. It?s the world?s first to feature Tri-band technology, meaning you get the fastest internet speeds similar to a wired connection. With 2 Orbi units you can effectively…
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RYU (an acronym for Respect Your Universe) is a new Vancouver-based brand that specialises in technical apparel for the urban athlete. Their minimalist Locker Pack is designed  to work as your gym locker, a stylish urban backpack that makes it easy to pack and access all your gear. The sleek pack is…
Photo series will change the way you see people with disabilities
LONDON — A British learning disability charity has launched a beautiful photo series in the hope of changing the way society views people with learning disabilities.  Acclaimed fashion photographer Rankin, who’s photographed the likes of Madonna and HRH the Queen, shot the portraits, which challenge…
Privacy groups target kids advertising disguised as YouTube content
Marketing companies are targeting children on YouTube with advertising disguised as other content, an “unfair and deceptive” business practice, three privacy groups said in a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The companies, including Disney’s Maker Studios and DreamWorks’ AwesomenessTV,… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers introduce relaxons to help describe heat flow through some crystals
A team of researchers with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland has introduced a new vibrational mode called a relaxon to the field of heat conduction theory to describe the way heat flows through some crystals. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review X, the team describes… – latest science and technology news stories
Correctly packaging the complete yeast genome using purified components in the test-tube
An LMU team has succeeded in correctly packaging the complete yeast genome using purified components in the test-tube. This is a first that yields new insights into the mechanisms of genome organization above the level of the DNA sequence. – latest science and technology news stories
Levelling food price volatility, while supporting the poor
Food crises leave the poor in desperation. To ameliorate the effects of weather and climate disasters, including food price volatility, it is better if governments forget about managing prices and instead care for the poor, experts say. – latest science and technology news stories
A moving story of FHL2 and forces
Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have revealed the molecular events leading to the regulation of cell growth and proliferation in response to stiffness of the extracellular matrix that surrounds them. This study was published in the scientific… – latest science and technology news stories
Report provides options for organic soybean growers
Although soybeans are one of the most widely grown crops in the U.S., few soybean farmers are using organic practices. A new University of Illinois report details organic products and practices to combat pathogens and insect pests. New growers may be motivated by a strong profit margin for organically…
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Mosul battle: IS launches Iraq counter-attack at Kirkuk
Islamic State militants counter-attack in northern Iraq, killing at least 19 people in Kirkuk, as government forces advance on their stronghold, Mosul.
Candy-Flinging Lego Bot Deals With Trick-or-Treaters For You
Kids love Halloween because they get to dress up, act like a monster, and be rewarded with free candy. Then you become an adult, and suddenly have to deal with little monsters demanding free sweets. Halloween is suddenly less fun, unless you build a Lego robot to deal with trick-or-treaters.Read more…
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Slow lorises being sold on Facebook rescued in West Java
Indonesian police rescue 34 slow lorises before a wildlife trafficking ring could sell them on Facebook.
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Moscow summons Belgian ambassador, presents data on F-16s bombing of Syrian civilians
Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it has presented Alex Van Meeuwen, Belgium’s ambassador in Moscow, with evidence proving the involvement of Belgian Air Force jets in a recent airstrike on a Syrian village that killed four civilians. Read Full Article at
How to Defeat Negativity Every Day With 20 Instant Mind Hacks
Without even recognizing it, negativity can become a part of our everyday lives. It’s easy to find yourself in a cycle of dreading work, being unhappy with relationships, and negative self-talk. Not only does negativity make life less fun, it also has a significant impact on your overall well-being….
Meet Nintendo’s New Games Console… the Nintendo Switch
Nintendo has unveiled its next games console, and, as expected, it’s a home/handheld hybrid. The Nintendo Switch is essentially a Wii U and DS combined into one neat little package. So it should, if everything goes according to plan, offer Nintendo fans the best of both worlds. In its purest form, the…
Zombie Mods Turn These Games Into Halloween Nightmares
Braiiins. The season of deathly celebration is upon us. Some celebrate life, while others revel in all things spooky. Whatever happens, you’ll be feasting upon buckets of candy, child or not. People will knock at your door. They will attempt to “scare” you. But if your Halloween style is to hunker down…
Discounts on a Nighthawk X4 Router, Gutter Cleaning Robot, and More [US/CA]
Today, you can get one of the best performance routers on the market for the lowest price Amazon has ever offered it. Don’t miss this one! US Deals NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 Ultimate Gaming Router ($169.99, 23% Off) NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 Ultimate Gaming Router – AC2350 4X4 MU-MIMO Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router…
The Microsoft Surface Isn’t Such a Joke After All
When Microsoft first unveiled the Surface, people laughed at this iPad-wannabe. And yet four years on, business is booming. The Surface still isn’t selling as well as the iPad, but it’s well on its way to becoming an integral part of Microsoft’s business. According to Microsoft’s latest financial results…
iOS Users Can Now Stream Facebook Videos to Their TVs
At the beginning of the year Facebook announced that its users are watching a whopping 100 million hours of video per day. So it’s doesn’t come as a surprise that the social network is trying to make it easier for its users to watch that video, starting with people using their iOS app or accessing Facebook…
How You Can Help Prevent Suicide on Instagram
You wouldn’t normally associate a social app famous for selfies with saving lives. But that could be one of the more substantial roles for Instagram and you going forward. A new support option in Instagram enables you to report a friend’s suicidal tendencies anonymously. Social media is often an early…
How to Access Bleeding-Edge Features on Chrome for Android
Beta programs have been around for a long time, and they’re a win-win for most situations. If you’re not familiar with beta testing, it’s the phase of a product where it’s nearly complete but requires a bit more polish (and input from the outside) before its final release. Beta programs benefit users…
Google Search Has a Nifty New Trick for Artists
One of the cool things about Google is that they’re always adding small tricks and features to their services, especially to the search engine. We’ve even written an entire guide to all of these Google tricks. And not long ago, they added yet another one: a color converter that you can use for web design,…
7 Tips to Save Time in Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel is a robust, full-featured tool for workbooks and spreadsheets. Whether you use it at work or at home, using features that save you time means that you can move onto your next chore faster. Here are six convenient ways to fly through your workbooks, spreadsheets, and related tasks quickly….
Intel gets boost from top EU court adviser who says its $1.16 billion fine should be reviewed
Back in 2009, the European Commission hit Intel with a $1.45 billion fine for violating Europe’s antitrust laws. The chipmaker appealed the decision in the hope of escaping the costly punishment, or at least see it reduced. But the courts refused in 2014. Now, the views of a top EU…
Build Objective Confidence to Avoid the Egotism Trap
Having confidence in your skills is essential to your success. Ego-driven bluster is less so. If you want to be confident but worry about becoming an egomaniac, focus on being objective.As business site Entrepreneur explains, confidence is almost always something you can back up. If you know what skills…
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OutSmart Titanium Spork
Price: $13  | BuyAlways be prepared (to eat) with this durable lightweight camping utensil, which combines a fork, spook, and knife in one. The fork has a serrated edge, while the spoon on back has a flat tip, making it perfect for digging out melons, ice cream, or other scoopy stuff. More…
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Prefab smartdome homes can pop up practically anywhere
Smartdome constructions developed four types of domes: skydome for elevated applications; aquadome for water landscapes; treedome that incorporates vegetation; and snowdome for wintry environments. The company’s goal is to become the “leading producer of thematic villages,” such as a ski village in the…
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Solar-powered Miami Science Barge teaches kids about sustainability
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Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
How millennials are re-shaping the future of food
Take a look at what’s for dinner as generations have passed and you will find more veggies and less meat on people’s plates. Not only are health concerns associated with the Standard American Diet being taken more seriously, but studies are also showing that millennials’ deep concern for the environment…
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Oasis, Echo Dot and more: Five Amazon gadgets to watch this Black Friday
*Psst* Whisper it, but Black Friday is once again just around the corner. Your piggy bank may be overflowing now, but give it a few weeks and the Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday bargains will be landing to hammer your wallet. And no-one takes the deals season more seriously than Amazon.From Kindle…
10 Killer Pumpkin Carving Ideas to Win Halloween
There are a ton of different ways to carve your Halloween pumpkin, but most of the boring, traditional options aren’t enough to get you noticed by the neighbors. Here are a few ideas we like that bend the norms and try something different, which you can use for inspiration on October 31.Read more… – latest science and technology news stories
Digging echidnas are essential Australian ecosystem engineers
A team of Australian scientists has found that the short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) is a keystone species on the continent. In the Journal of Experimental Biology, they report that echidnas mix and move soil around and are essential for the health of the Australian environment. – latest science and technology news stories
How can one person completely change the results of a survey?
In public health, we rely heavily on samples, as measuring everyone you are interested is often impractical. However, this requires a lot of thought and development in order to avoid unintentionally biasing your sample, as was the case for the USC Dornslife/LA Times Daybreak poll. – latest science and technology news stories
The role of climate change in historic drought
Led by Luke Harrington and Professor David Frame from the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute, the research measured the likelihood of extreme weather patterns occurring in modern day New Zealand compared to weather patterns in the late nineteenth century. – latest science and technology news stories
Model helps explore how changing certainty in belief of one statement can lead to changings belief in truth of others
A small team of researchers with members from the U.S., the Netherlands, Russia and Italy has developed a new model that illuminates how changing the degree of certainty a person holds for a given belief can lead to changes in beliefs about other things that a person believes to be true. In their paper…
Talon Ultra Lightweight Pocket Tool
It takes a lot to stand out in the crowded miniature multi-tool market, and the Talon Ultra Lightweight Pocket Tool packs a lot of punch. Crafted from military and aerospace-grade advanced composite, the clever carabiner-like design sports 17 tools including a high torque socket, box cutter and wrenches….
The Gadget Flow
Kodak Ektra Smartphone for Mobile Photographers
Introducing the KODAK EKTRA photography-first smartphone that is built to capture your moments. It combines the simplicity of KODAK with the liberty of capturing, shaping and sharing every moment that matters to you. The company has always believed that stories are made in a moment, and KODAK EKTRA will…
The Gadget Flow
MartinLogan Theos ELS Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker
Elevate your audio experience to a whole new level with the MartinLogan Theos ELS Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker. Built by hand, these speakers are outfitted with real wood accents and a sturdy, long-lasting structure. Standing on the floor, the Theos ELS Loudspeaker has a curvilinear XStat electrostatic…
The Gadget Flow
Touchscreen for iMac by Zorro Macsk
Making your computing experience tangible with the Touchscreen for iMac by Zorro Macsk. Designed for the 27-inch iMac, this system rests over the monitor of your computer to give the display touchscreen capabilities. Great for everyone from children to students to creative professionals, the Touchscreen…
The Gadget Flow
KOR Delta Water Bottle
Staying hydrated while you’re on the go has never been easier thanks to the KOR Delta Water Bottle. Loaded with convenient features, this bottle won’t spill and is easy to transport. The KOR Delta Water Bottle is made from super durable yet totally clear BPA-free copolyester. To give you the maximum…
The Gadget Flow
Kodiak Canvas 1-Person Swag Tent
Get a great night’s sleep even outdoors with the Kodiak Canvas 1-Person Swag Tent. Complete with a 2-inch foam sleeping pad with a flannel cover to keep you super comfortable, this tent has all the space you need to catch up on rest. Measuring 6 feet and 8 inches long and three feet wide, the Canvas…
The Wirecutter
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Most read reviews this week: The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), How to Cut the Cord…and What to Do If You Can’t, and The Best Carry-On Luggage. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
The Gadget Flow
GOESTIME iPhone 7 Case Power Bank
This compact and simply designed 2400mAh external Battery Pack Back Cover for your iPhone 7 fully combines the function of a mobile power bank, back cover case as well as a USB charging cable. With this case, you will have more talking time while traveling or have more happy time while playing games…
The Gadget Flow
Stubl – The First Blade for the Perfect Stubble Shave
Stubl is a traditional razor with a proprietary cap for everyday stubble maintenance and the first of its kind. While the stubble look is popular, managing the 5 o’clock shadow can be a hassle. Electric razors can be expensive and run out of juice at the most inopportune time. Furthermore, they do not…
The Gadget Flow
DroneGuard CS 400 Quadcopter Bag by Lowepro
A drone can be fun but it’s where you go that makes all the difference. With the DroneGuard CS 400 Quadcopter Bag by Lowepro, you can go wherever your heart desires while protecting your gear. Easily fitting the DJI Phantom 1, 2, or 3, the 3DR Solo, or another similarly sized device, the DroneGuard CS…
The Gadget Flow
Nintendo Switch Home Gaming System
Get the freedom to play your games just like the way you like with Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with anyone they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now…
WIRED Book Club: Authority Terrifies Us With—GASP!—an Office
The first book in Jeff VanderMeer’s trilogy frightened us, and the second is scary too, but for a different reason. The post WIRED Book Club: Authority Terrifies Us With—GASP!—an Office appeared first on WIRED.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Beautiful zoo pavilion built from sustainably sourced timber grows a green roof
The new entrance pavilion was commissioned for La Garenne zoo’s new location in Le Vaud and designed to “define the new identity of La Garenne zoo.” Both of the 315-square-meter building’s long facades are curved inwards and visitors pass through the center of each concave curve; this narrow channel…
Driver captures his own terrifying car crash on video
Travis Carpenter says he was traveling from Indianapolis to Whitewater, Wisconsin, when his hydroplaned off the road and rolled down a hill.  Miraculously uninjured (“Not even a scratch” he writes), Carpenter managed to capture the entire terrifying incident on an internal car camera.  ‘A woman’s…
Fast Company
Why Facial-Recognition Technology Can Be So Biased
The authors of a recent report explain how their findings have reignited a conversation about surveillance and over-policed communities. The authors of a recent report explain how their findings have reignited a conversation about surveillance and over-policed communities.It’s…
Archinect – News
Archinect’s Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2016 – Week 4 (Oct. 24-31)
Archtober is back for another year! The New York City-wide festival has 31 days of exhibitions, lectures, conferences, films, tours, and other public activities that celebrate the significance of architecture and design in everyday life. Archinect and Bustler are happy to be media sponsors for the sixth…
How-To Geek
How to Change the Primary Email Address for Your Microsoft Account
The primary email address for your Microsoft account is what you use to sign into Windows and other Microsoft services. If you’d prefer to use a different address than the one you signed up with–even a non-Microsoft address–it’s an easy change to make.Click Here to Continue Reading
Auxillite lets you listen to music and charge your iPhone 7
As cool as the new iPhone 7 is, one thing that lots of people didn’t find cool was the fact that Apple ditched the 3.5mm headphone port. This meant that to use your old headphones you had to resort to an adapter. The catch is that if you want to listen to music with the headphone adapter and needed to…
Galaxy C9 Pro is Samsung’s first 6GB RAM smartphone
A new Samsung smartphone has surfaced and it is called the Galaxy C9 Pro. The device is the first from Samsung to pack in 6GB of RAM and it is a special edition just for the Chinese market. Smartphones frequently pack in 6GB of RAM in China and Samsung has to compete on specifications against that competition….
Singularity HUB
Can DNA Hard Drives Solve Our Looming Data Storage Crisis?
The idea of storing digital data in DNA seems like science fiction. At first glance, it might not seem obvious that a molecule can store data. The term “data storage” conjures up images of physical artifacts like CDs and data centers, not a microscopic molecule like DNA. But there are a number of reasons…
The Sweethome
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Most read reviews this week: The Best Emergency Preparedness Supplies, The Best Space Heater, and The Best Sheets. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week]
The Sweethome
Inner Vision for the Weekend of October 21, 2016
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision learn how to turn roots, barks, and leaves into botanical bitters for a well-balanced cocktail, discover an old timey trick for separating stuck drinking glasses, and watch how to make one of our favorite one-pot meals.
Enormous, Mysterious Ice Avalanches Strike Tibet
When the first deadly avalanche struck the Aru Range in Tibet on July 17th, scientists were puzzled. But when a second enormous ice slide occurred just a few kilometers south and two months later, they were shocked.Read more…
Physics Forums Insights
Partial Differentiation Without Tears
Differentiation is usually taught quite well. Perhaps that’s because it is the first introduction to calculus, which is considered a big step in a student’s mathematical education, so teachers mostly take a lot of care with that step. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for partial differentiation…. – latest science and technology news stories
Windsurfing swans—an overlooked phenomenon
It is well-known that birds can fly, swim and walk, but now there is scientific evidence that birds also can windsurf. Olle Terenius from the Department of Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences reports that the Mute swan occasionally uses the wings as sails when moving quickly on… – latest science and technology news stories
A weird combination of Deinotherium and Platybelodon- Elephantiformes without ivories
In the main Proboscidean taxon of Elephantiformes, a huge pair of developed top incisors (ivories) has become a distinctive feature of this taxon. The structure is usually made as a tool for individual foraging and a weapon for males to compete for mating. The Proboscidean taxon without ivories usually… – latest science and technology news stories
3-D printing and origami techniques combined in development of self-folding medical implants
Researchers at TU Delft have made flat surfaces that are 3-D printed and then ‘taught’ how to self- fold later. The materials are potentially very well suited for all kinds of medical implants. They report on their findings in the October 24th edition of Materials Horizons which features this research… – latest science and technology news stories
Did 40-year-old Viking experiment discover life on Mars?
(—In 1976, two Viking landers became the first spacecraft from Earth to touch down on Mars. They took the first high-resolution images of the planet, surveyed the planet’s geographical features, and analyzed the geological composition of the atmosphere and surface. Perhaps most intriguingly,… – latest science and technology news stories
Study finds extreme pro- or anti-British views is associated with violent and antisocial behaviour
The study also found that people with either form of extremist view were less likely to be depressed, but that men at risk of depression may experience protection from strong cultural or religious identity.
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ICYMI: Orbital space junk is putting us in jeopardy
Today on In Case You Missed It: The US Air Force is moving its Space Surveillance Telescope to Australia to track space junk littering geosynchronous orbit. That’s the orbit 22,000 miles away from our planet where satellites mirror the Earth’s rotation so that they don’t appear to move. The… Full Feed
Denver Initiative Would Finally Allow Marijuana Use Outside the Home
Four years after Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, which made that state the first jurisdiction in the world to legalize marijuana for recreational use, residents and visitors still struggle to find places where they are allowed to consume the cannabis they are now allowed to buy. Initiative 300,…
Curbed National
Faraday Future’s fancy electric car plant will be one of the world’s largest factories
The 3.2-million-square-foot facility being built north of Las Vegas will have some nifty eco-friendly features When finished, Faraday Future’s $1 billion electric car plant will be one of the 10 largest buildings in the world by usable volume. Roughly 703 acres of Nevada desert are being graded for the…
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South Africa to leave International Criminal Court
South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute last year over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
Architecture Lab
Two billion more people will live in cities by 2035. This could be good – or very bad
Cities are like magnets. Without a better model for growth, people will still come – but they will live in awful conditions. The post Two billion more people will live in cities by 2035. This could be good – or very bad appeared first on Architecture Lab. Physics News
Scientists manipulate surfaces to make them invisible
Most lenses, objectives, eyeglass lenses, and lasers come with an anti-reflective coating. Unfortunately, this coating works optimally only within a narrow wavelength range. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have now introduced an alternative technology. Instead…
Acer launches 24-inch 1440p Predator monitor with 165 Hz refresh rate
Acer has unleashed a new gaming-focused Predator monitor that packs an impressive spec sheet. The Predator XB241YU features not just a 2560 x 1440 resolution, but also a refresh rate that can be “overclocked” up to 165 Hz.
Make Tarts Without a Special Tart Pan with a Springform
There seems to be an endless variety of baking equipment out there and—if you have a small kitchen like I do—buying every single pan out there just isn’t an option. I’ve let my lack of tart pan keep me from making tarts in the past, but no more; It turns out you can use a 9-inch springform.As Cook’s…
Swanky and Sophisticated Modern Wall Panels and Room Dividers from CSI
Wall paneling has been around for centuries. Traditionally, wooden wainscoting, often… – latest science and technology news stories
Facebook apologises for removing cancer video
Facebook has apologised for taking down a breast cancer awareness video because the images were flagged as offensive, saying the move was “an error”. – latest science and technology news stories
Soyuz capsule docks with International Space Station
A Soyuz space capsule carrying astronauts from Russia and the United States has docked with the International Space Station after a two-day voyage. – latest science and technology news stories
Identification of genome-wide cisplatin cross-linking sites with DNA base resolution
Cisplatin is one of the most widely used agents in cancer chemotherapy. Its mode of action is cross-linking of the DNA, which can kill cells. But which part of the genome is more affected, and which is less affected? A Chinese team of scientists have now set up a universal, genome-wide assay system to… – latest science and technology news stories
Going out in a blaze of glory—Cassini’s grand finale
With the conclusion of the international Cassini mission set for September 15, 2017, the spacecraft is poised to soon begin a thrilling two-part endgame. – latest science and technology news stories
Goodyear christening 2nd airship in fleet replacing blimps
Goodyear is officially welcoming the second airship in the fleet replacing its famous blimps. – latest science and technology news stories
Sweden’s Ericsson posts Q3 loss, cites worsening industry
Swedish mobile networks company Ericsson said Friday that the decline across the industry has accelerated, contributing to a third-quarter loss for the company of 233 million kroner ($26.3 million).
Hurley x Fender Collection
Two of the coolest Californian companies have teamed up to release the coolest of clothing collections in celebration of their own brand of, well, coolness. The Hurley x Fender Collection combines surfing style with rock ‘n’ roll mischief to produce items such as a beanie, trucker’s hat, hoodies, dyed…
Here’s the swoon-worthy teaser for ‘Barry,’ a biopic about young Barack Obama
If Southside With You left you hanging and in need of some more young Barack Obama, boy oh boy are you in luck. Barry, an upcoming Netflix original film, tells the story of our beloved president’s New York years when he studied at Columbia University.  Newcomer Devon Terrell stars as Barry, confirming…
The Next Web
High-quality screen recording with HYFY Pro (58% off)
Share your work as you see it with HYFY Pro, a high-quality Google Chrome extension that records your screen and voice, as well as your mouse cursor. A great tool for communicating effectively with a team, HyFy is ideal for developers, teachers, QA, support and beyond. For a limited time, you can get 58…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Engineers keep Lego bridge in record-breaking suspense
We’ve seen world records awarded for a caravan and a Millennium Falcon built out of Lego, but this latest construction makes them both look small fry. The Institution of Civil Engineers has been awarded a Guinness World Record for a Lego replica of the UK’s Severn Bridge measuring 31-m long…
Bruce Springsteen Really Did Write a Song for Harry Potter That Was Wisely Rejected
I am not saying anything bad about Bruce Springsteen. But I do think that his style, amidst all the grade-A Britishness that Harry Potter exudes, might have been a little jarring.Read more…
New Scientist – Online news
Kuwait to change law forcing all citizens to provide DNA samples
Challenges and appeals have pushed Kuwait’s parliament to revise anti-terrorism law that requires citizens and visitors to give samples of their DNA
UK’s new cyber security centre to debunk scare tactics and lead by example
 The UK government has had enough of clichéd cyber dementor imagery, scary-sounding industry rhetoric and impossible security advice that the average consumer has no hope of following. Read More
Curbed National
Design firm Rapt Studio translates internet companies’ digital presences into physical offices
URL to IRL Offices have transformed in ways unimaginable to workers even a mere 10 years ago—well before words like “coworking” and “standing desk” had entered the lexicon. The cubicle, for example, long at the top of the workplace-design food chain has, in many industries, gone the way of the dinosaur,…
Someone created the best DIY ‘Star Wars’ gift to give your significant other
When you tell someone “I love you,” you generally want to hear “I love you, too.” But that’s not how it goes in a galaxy far, far away.  In Star Wars: Episode VII, when Princess Leia professes her love to Han Solo, he famously responds, “I know.” By far the most romantic exchange the universe has ever…
RT – Daily news
Shift to online sales costs US retailers billions of dollars
Americans are spending less and less at the malls, preferring to shop online. As a result, many US department stores are facing bankruptcy and closure. Read Full Article at
Don’t Buy Shady Cheap Chargers Unless You Want Your iPhone to Explode
We all love cheap stuff, but it’s an incredibly bad idea to buy a cheap charger for your phone, digital camera, or other gadget. And unfortunately, it’s incredibly easy to buy these online, even from sites like Amazon, who often mistakenly sell the products as genuine.Read more…
The Awesomer
Flio Up Laptop Workstation
Price: ~$89  | BuyA versatile and elegant folding laptop stand crafted from bamboo. It works as a flat or angled stand for elevating your computer, and doubles as a lap desk with a built-in mousing surface or as hard surface for sketching. More Awesome Stuff: Exotic Wood FlasksCompanion Bamboo…
Portal’s router searches for hidden wireless channels
 Spare a thought this morning for the router. Ubiquitous, necessary, largely despised. Given how far we’ve come in the world of consumer electronics over the past several years, you’d think someone would have cracked the code by now. Hey, if a company can make thermostats and smoke detectors sexy, surely…
Physics News
Scientists get their first look into how bacteria construct a slimy biofilm fortress
Princeton researchers have for the first time revealed the mechanics of how bacteria build up slimy masses, called biofilms, cell by cell. When encased in biofilms in the human body, bacteria …
Physics News
Characterizing the mechanical properties of biomolecules
Physicists at LMU have developed a novel nanotool that provides a facile means of characterizing the mechanical properties of biomolecules.
Maybe you dreamed of having a Lego city when you were young. Maybe you even made it happen. But do you really want generic Lego minifigures to populate that city? Minifigs.Me expands your options with a huge line of pre-designed minifigs that span real famous people and movie/TV/comic characters. The…
The Effects of Four Different Types of Meditation
Meditation has real, practical benefits for your body and mind, but there are lots of types to try. Knowing the specific effects of each of these popular types of meditation can help you narrow down which ones may be best for you.A study in the journal Mindfulness tracked 229 participants over a 9 month…
BBC News – World
Pakistan court says schizophrenia ‘not mental disorder’
The Supreme Court in Pakistan says schizophrenia is not a mental illness, paving the way for the execution of a paranoid schizophrenic man for murder.
Hyundai recalls 63,000 sedans for unexpectedly turning into convertibles – Roadshow
That’s not how the company envisioned open-top motoring, I’d imagine.
This Startup Is Pretty Much a Priceline for Buying Blood
There is no central nationwide database to track the availability and cost of blood products, so getting a pint to a patient in need can be a logistics mess. The post This Startup Is Pretty Much a Priceline for Buying Blood appeared first on WIRED.
RT – Daily news
Russians consider US elections important; see Trump victory as chance to mend relations
Over half of Russians think that the outcome of the upcoming US presidential election is important for their country, and many expect US-Russian relations to worsen further if Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton is victorious in November. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Humanitarian pause in Aleppo extended for another 24 hours – Russian military
No airstrikes will be carried out in Aleppo for another day, as the humanitarian pause for the region has been extended until Saturday evening. Meanwhile, terrorists have been preparing to launch an offensive there, Russia’s Defense Ministry says. Read Full Article at Full Feed
We Can Build Our Way Out of the Housing Crisis: New at Reason
Home prices in Southern California have been on the rise for decades because of meddling local governments. Steven Greenhut writes: We all know how supply and demand works. But Southern California governments have made it costly and cumbersome to build new homes, which should be obvious to the…
Iceland’s Latest Renewable Energy Project Is So Badass
Iceland, land of elves and shark meat delicacies, is proving to be far more inventive than the rest of us when it comes to new energy technologies. Having already tamed its shallow geothermal resources, the chilly island nation is now trying to tap into the power of magma.Read more…
RT – Daily news
Cost of France-Qatar friendship: New book stirs up sсandal among French governing elite
A political scandal is brewing in France after newspaper Le Point published excerpts from the book ‘Notre tres chers emirs’. It shines light on French politicians who allegedly accepted payments from Qatar in exchange for favors. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Ukraine to stop paying Russia for nuclear waste disposal
From next year Ukraine is not going to pay Russia $200 million annually to remove spent nuclear fuel from the country, according to Ukrainian Energy Minister Igor Nasalik. Read Full Article at
How Physico-Realistic Rendering Helps Architects Choose the Right Glass for Facades
The physical properties of glass are invaluable and unequaled when it comes to the architect’s material palette. From the time of the cathedrals and the the brilliantly colored stained glass that served a functional and didactic purpose, to the modernist liberation of the…
Significant Digits For Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.7 monthsThe Environmental Protection Agency should have issued an emergency order protecting the citizens of Flint, Michigan, seven months earlier then it actually did, the agency’s Inspector General said….
Curbed National
Exquisite modern home brings understated glamour to Virginia forest
The minimalist design is at once welcoming and chic Clean, contemporary, and slightly rustic, this home poised on a wooded Virginia peak beside the James River offers everything you could want in a secluded abode. Designed by local studio ARCHITECTUREFIRM, the house sports a dark wood-slat facade that…
A Message to Global Leaders: Habitat III and Voicing the Future of Cities
What is the Habitat III Conference, and what does it mean for architecture today? The event, which took place in Ecuador’s capital city this week, united more than 25,000 international delegates around the challenge of setting out the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda. This agenda lays out the…
Weird Al turned the third presidential debate into a very dramatic song
If you thought Wednesday’s presidential debate appeared to take place in a terrifying alternate reality, you’re in good company — that’s the inspiration behind this new song by “Weird Al” Yankovic and Songify’s the Gregory Brothers. “Bad Hombres, Nasty Women” combines all the debate’s best (worst)…
The Verge – All Posts
Michael Moore in TrumpLand is an earnest case for Hillary Clinton
Michael Moore in TrumpLand is not about Donald Trump, nor the world of his supporters. This might not come across in the first few minutes of the film, a recording of a one-man show performed in Wilmington, Ohio by political humorist Moore. Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling For Columbine director Moore has…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Revisiting digital photo frames with Memento’s Smart Frame
Digital photo frames are pointless gadgets which stopped being relevant in 2007 and are now only useful as Christmas presents for grandparents, right? Well, that’s what we thought until we were sent the Memento Smart Frame to try. Now we can’t imagine the living room without one. Read on to…
RT – Daily news
UN Human Rights Council votes to open probe into Aleppo ‘war crimes’
The Human Rights Council of the United Nations has voted to open an “independent special inquiry” into the situation in Aleppo, Syria. The resolution published by the High Commissioner for Human Rights already says Syrian “government forces and their allies are responsible” Read Full Article at
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Iraqi foreign minister warns retaking Mosul ‘does not mean end of terrorism’
As Western-backed Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle to retake the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari spoke to FRANCE 24 about the ongoing offensive. He warned that IS group fighters may try to hide among the inhabitants fleeing the city. He also…
Solo Stove Bonfire
Warm up come those winter nights with the wondrous Solo Stove Bonfire. There’s no other fire pit out there quite like it, its majestic flames dance from a stunning high grade stainless steel near-smokeless design that funnels oxygen for the most efficient burn–and one that’s both powerful and portable,… – latest science and technology news stories
Research targets conflict over wind farming and renewable energy in Korea
Associate Professor Richard Hindmarsh, of the Griffith School of Environment, has been successful in receiving a grant of about $36,000 from the Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF). His Korean partner is Dr Hyomin Kim of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology. – latest science and technology news stories
Tesla may enter ride ride-hailing business next year
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses.
13 gadget-friendly travel bags for the discerning techie
The best travel bags and backpacks for techiesWould you use a rolling suitcase with a built-in laptop tray? How about a backpack designed specifically for GoPro fans, or a purse that recharges your iPhone? Bag makers, including startups and more established brands, clearly think you would. During the…
Inside Science
Portable Device for Eye Exams
Portable Device for Eye Exams A new handheld device makes eye exams accessible for billions of people who need it most. Portable Device for Eye Exams Video of Portable Device for Eye Exams Technology …
Scientists Discover What Your Brain Looks Like When You’re on Weed
You ever hit the blunt and start trying to figure out how getting high even works? How does anything work, really? Electricity? Computers? There are infinite mysteries to life, but some dank scientists are trying to figure out one of life’s most important questions—what does your brain look like when…
RT – Daily news
Russia wants increased trade with Argentina
Moscow and Buenos Aires have agreed to expand trade in food products, Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture said on Friday. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
‘His proposal sucks’: Sanders savaged by Podesta in WikiLeaks’ latest Clinton mails
WikiLeaks has released a new batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta. The latest tranche comprises of around 1,577 mails, bringing the total released so far to 25,000. Read Full Article at
The Verge – All Posts
JLab Audio announces its first completely wireless earbuds
Once Apple announced the completely wireless AirPods, it was only a matter of time before the competition released their own versions of wire-free earbuds, and JLab Audio is the latest to jump in the fray. The company has announced the JLab Audio Epic Air, an evolution from The Verge favorite Epic2 earbuds….
New Scientist – Online news
Final US presidential clash fails on climate change once more
In the last debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a journalist again failed to push them on the world’s most-pressing problem, says Matthew Nisbet
Lisbon Triennale exhibition spotlights advancements at building sites
Cartoon representations of construction sites, a report on labour conditions and pioneering materials feature in an exhibition focusing on the development of the building site at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Read more
Latest Items from TreeHugger
What you should know about the cobalt in your smartphone
Cobalt is used to build lithium-ion batteries found in mobile technology. Much of it comes from Congo, where men, women, and children endure dangerous and unhealthy conditions to satisfy our hunger for new devices. It’s time we paid attention.
Cool Hunting
Wall-Mounted Record Holder: Unlike most vinyl displays, this minimalist design is handmade from wood
Rockport, Maine-based furniture designer Jeremy Porter received a special request from a friend: a beautiful way to display a single record, as other options in the market were mostly plastic, steel and oftentimes ugly. Using his favored material…… Continue…
MVRDV Wins Competition in France with Residential Development Inspired by Rock Formations
The complex offers green balconies, loggias and terraces, with trees and greenery from the public square connecting upwards following the curve of the façades.. Image © L’Autre Image (Paris) A team consisting of MVRDV, ALL + Giboire has won a competition for the project Ilot de l’Octroi, a…
RT – Daily news
Polish woman booed on BBC for complaining Brexit made her feel unwelcome in Britain
A Polish woman sitting in the audience of the BBC show ‘Question Time’ was booed after telling the night’s panel that since the Brexit vote she feels “no longer welcome” in Britain. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Evacuation underway in Atchison, Kansas after large chemical spill (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Emergency services alerted residents of Atchison, Kansas there has been a chemical spill. Parts of the town are covered in a cloud of gas and residents report chlorine-like smell. 18 people were treated for respiratory discomfort but no injuries. Read Full Article at
This $10 LED Flashlight Includes a Rechargeable Battery
CREE LED flashlights pack a whole lot of lumens into shockingly small packages, and $10 today gets you an OxyLED flashlight, an 18650 rechargeable battery, and a charger. We see these types of lights for around $5 from time to time, but those deals usually require you to find the battery yourself.Read…
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Snow Leopards Could Lose Two Thirds of Their Habitat Due to Climate Change
But certain high-elevation refuges will remain, according to new research — Read more on
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Four dead after ‘Libyan Coast Guard’ vessel attacks migrant boat
A German rescue organisation says four migrants have died and 25 others are missing after a boat was attacked by a speedboat labelled “Libyan coast guard”. – Nanotechnology News Feed
PI’s New 4-Channel Dynamic Cost-Effective Digital Piezo Controller
Also available for quick delivery, this controller is well-suited for multi-axis applications from microscopy to semiconductor metrology. PI (Physik Instrumente) an industry leader in precision… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Researchers Develop Self-Healing Lithium Batteries For Wearable Electronics
Wearable electronics embedded in clothing are the latest growing trend, however power sources are still an issue. The development of lithium ion batteries that are thin, flexible, and possess…
What to expect from Apple’s new Mac ‘hello’
The word “hello” means something in the Apple universe. It was the first word on the first Mac, the first word on the iMac, and was part of the company’s WWDC invitation, where it announced adoption of the name “macOS” to replace OS X. Now it is the buzz word on its invitation to the latest news from…
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Nissan may soon offer a new subcompact electric car
Related: GM’s European Brand Opel Will Be Next Automaker To Release a Subcompact EV Via Green Car Reports and Auto Express Images via Wikimedia Commons (1,2)
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While Alleged NSA Thief Sits in Detention, Shadow Brokers Post Messages
On Thursday, the Department of Justice elaborated on its case against NSA contractor Harold T. Martin III, who allegedly stole classified information, and who may also face charges under the Espionage Act. According to The Washington Post, Martin is the prime suspect in the investigation of The Shadow…
How-To Geek
Can You Wear Glasses With an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive Headset?
The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets sit over your eyes, and glasses can get in the way. You can use some pairs of glasses with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but you may want to measure your glasses before you buy a headset.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Two Incredibly Bright X-Ray Flares Might Be Proof of Exotic Black Holes
It’s often hard to intuitively reconcile cosmic time scales with every other cosmic scale. We say that astronomical objects mere single-digit light years from Earth are “close,” while astronomical events that happen on single-minute time scales are “short.” But put a minute next to a light year and the…
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Researchers find way to tune thermal conductivity of 2-D materials
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New antireflective coating reduces stray light and reflections
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Physicists use lasers to capture first snapshots of rapid chemical bonds breaking
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Argentines burn British flags to protest Falklands military drills (VIDEO)
Hundreds of Argentines have joined protests against British military exercises in the Falkland Islands (also known as Islas Malvinas) by setting fire to Union flags outside the British Embassy in Buenos Aires. Read Full Article at
TODAY ONLY Apple EarPods w/ Remote & Mic for iPhone/iPod $5.95
TODAY ONLY Apple EarPods w/ Remote & Mic for iPhone/iPod $5.95
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Google searches for ‘nasty’ hit all-time high after Trump’s comment
At the conclusion of the third presidential debate in which Donald Trump failed to show American he has the temperament or knowledge to lead the country, the embattled Republican candidate hissed “such a nasty woman” at his opponent Hillary Clinton….
HackerOne CEO: Every Computer System is Subject To Vulnerabilities
An anonymous reader writes: Every computer system in the world is vulnerable to hackers and criminals, according to Marten Mickos, CEO of HackerOne. That’s nothing new with major data breaches at Yahoo and the federal government. But not to worry, teams of ethical hackers could be an answer to the growing…
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Syria conflict: Aleppo a slaughterhouse, UN rights chief says
The UN human rights chief describes the Syrian city of Aleppo as a “slaughterhouse” where “crimes of historic proportions” are being committed.
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The Weekend Agenda
Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.
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7 Mindf*ck TV Shows Every Guy Should See
For the last few weeks, Westworld has been putting our brains through an obstacle course. Is it good? Yes, definitely. Do we always understand what’s going on? Not at all. Well, if Westworld is an obstacle course, consider any of these the American Ninja Warrior finals. This is a collection of the best…
Top 4 Best X-Box One Controllers Review
The Xbox One has its fair share of controllers now, both official and 3rd-party. What we’re doing today is running down the best of the best – with a real oddity thrown in for good measure. This means both Microsoft-made and 3rd-party-made, since the dawn of the Xbox One. Here you’ll find the controller…
Having a rough day? Here’s a Japanese dog wearing cardboard cutouts
Dogs are already pretty damn cute overall – so when someone goes out of their way to make them even cuter, it’s a good day. Semba, a.kaMyouonnin on Twitter, makes awesome cardboard cutouts that perfectly fit her adorable puppy with adorable and hilarious results. SEE ALSO: Dog throws adorable tantrum…
What Is DNS and Why Does It Make the Internet Break?
Today, half of America’s internet shut down when hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It’s still unclear exactly who carried out the attack and why, but regardless, the event served as a demonstration of how easily large swaths…
Cool Hunting
Link About It: Instead of Buying Merch, Donate to Women’s Organizations
While sometimes it’s nice to wear your heart (and your feminism) on your sleeve, there’s more to a movement than a T-shirt. The team at The Cut knows this and has put together a list of seven organizations and charities that really empower and support…… Continue…
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Nikon’s new wireless tethering feature will change the way you take pictures
Nikon announced the D500, the company’s latest top-of-the-line APS-C DSLR, at CES back in January. The $2,000 camera finally hit store shelves early this summer, and I spent a few weeks using it as my main walkaround camera. It is an exceptional camera, offering deep manual controls, the ability to shoot…
This Russian project will detect a face in any TV channel in real-time
 These days you tend to hear about Russia in terms of its government hacking the US election. But some canny Russian developers have put their skills to something more productive: monitoring the TV appearances of world leaders. A team of Russian developers have released an AI powered algorithm that tracks… Full Feed
Sen. Jeff Flake: If Hillary Clinton Wins, GOP Should Vote Quickly on Merrick Garland’s SCOTUS Nomination
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona has a message for his fellow Republicans. In an interview with Politico, Flake said that if Hillary Clinton wins the election next month, Senate Republicans should stop stonewalling and instead move quickly to hold hearings and a vote on Merrick Garland, the languishing Supreme… Full Feed
PEN America’s Report on Campus Free Speech Gets the Yale Debacle Really Wrong
Is free speech in a state of crisis on American college campuses? Not quite, says anti-censorship organization PEN America in its recent hundred-page report on the subject. “PEN America’s view, as of October 2016, is that while the current controversies merit attention and there have been some troubling…
This real-time image warping projector is as awesome as it sounds
One of the inherent problems with overhead projects that I remember from high school is the fact that, unless everything is calibrated perfectly, you’re going to end up with a distorted image. What’s more, if the screen being projected onto isn’t perfectly still (think an open window or the AC…
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STScI Appoints Head of Newly Created Data Science Mission Office
Dr. Arfon Smith has been selected to lead the newly created Data Science Mission Office at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
iPhone 7 cellular performance test: Qualcomm’s modem is better than Intel’s
With the iPhone 7, Apple diversified its modem supply for the first time. The company chose Intel and Qualcomm to provide baseband chipsets for two variations on the phone, the Intel version with GSM/WCDMA/LTE and Qualcomm’s with GSM/CDMA/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/LTE support. Qualcomm’s modem powers the Verizon,…
The Awesomer
GoalZero Lighthouse Lanterns
Price: $25-$80  | BuyGoalZero’s series of LED lanterns is designed for a variety of outdoor and mobile tasks. The Lighthouse 400 pushes out 400 lumens, the Lighthouse Mini does 210, and the diminutive Lighthouse Micro Flash does 150. Both the 400 and Mini can juice up USB gadgets too. More…
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British troops locked in 9-hour standoff with protesters at Cyprus military base
Two hundred British infantrymen were effectively pinned down by a group of protesters while trying to clear ‘illegal’ vegetation from a Cypriot firing range. Read Full Article at
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Airbus has a secret flying-car project called Vahana
The French aerospace giant Airbus recently unveiled its secret flying-car project dubbed Vahana — a single-manned, autonomously piloted aircraft that can take off and land vertically. Cue the Jetsons references! The concept drawing of Vahana should look familiar to anyone who follows the tiny-but-passionate…
We Were Wrong About Limiting Children’s Screen Time
How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns conventional thinking on the matter, showing that a sweeping one-size-fits-all approach is not the right way for parents to go about limiting their children’s…
Microsoft Xbox Live $100 Digital Gift Card for $90
Microsoft Xbox Live $100 Digital Gift Card for $90
Microsoft Shares Hit All-Time High As Company Strengthens Its Cloud Grip
Marco della Cava, reporting for USA Today: Microsoft shares surged 5% in early trading Friday, and passed a high set in 1999, helped by enthusiasm for progress in its cloud business. The stock was at up at $60.11, breezing past the $58.72 mark set in December 1999. Friday’s rally follows Microsoft’s…
Physics News
Molecular selfie reveals how a chemical bond breaks: Proton is seen escaping the molecule
Imagine what it would be like to watch how the individual atoms of molecules rearrange during a chemical reaction to form a new substance, or to see the compounds of DNA move, rearrange and …
Physics News
Press release: Photodetectors “see” more after UV light treatment, scientists at MIPT have found
Physics News
Converting optical frequencies with 10^(-21) uncertainty
Frequency synthesizers from audio frequency to the microwave region have been widely used in daily life, high technology and scientific research. Those frequency synthesizers can output a signal …
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Best soundbars 2016: 10 soundbars that kick bass
Other than the extortionate ticket prices, there are two things you notice when you watch a movie in a cinema rather than from your sofa at home. First is naturally the size and quality of the screen, and the second is the sheer power of the cinema’s sound system. It’s no surprise that ‘home cinema’…
Popular Science
Some Australians Want To Rent Out Endangered Wildlife
Animals Could private markets give koalas a new lease on life? Ever wanted to own a koala? Or a Tasmanian devil? Australians might get that opportunity sometime in the future. A proposal to offer private ownership of endangered…
RT – Daily news
Did Aliens visit Earth 250,000 yrs ago? This piece of ‘UFO’ has divided opinions
A piece of aluminum found in Romania that looks like a purpose built component has reportedly been dated as 250,000 years old. Speculation is that it belongs to aliens, as aluminum wasn’t produced by mankind until 200 years ago. Others disagree, however. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
NATO, EU ships ‘mark’ Russian fleet as it passes through English Channel (VIDEO)
NATO and EU ships were put on full alert along the British coast as a Russian naval fleet passed through the English Channel on its way to the Mediterranean. Read Full Article at
5 new things we’ve learned about the Nintendo Switch since its reveal
The Nintendo Switch reveal trailer showed off most of the upcoming console’s innovative new features, but left out just enough information to leave us with a few important questions. Nintendo answered some of those questions in an interview with Famitsu (translated by Perfectly Nintendo) and IGN, giving…
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Jupiter’s Stripes Go Deep
The latest science returns from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter are filled with surprises — Read more on
Digital Trends
Set phasers to ‘delay’: Release of ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ slips to March 2017
At E3 2016, Ubisoft made plenty of Star Trek fans very happy with the announcement of Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the first virtual reality experience to adapt the perennially popular sci-fi franchise. However, it seems that we’ll have to wait a little longer than expected for the game to release. Yesterday,…
Digital Trends
These 10 extreme microphotographs offer an artistic look at a small world
Macro photography can turn the most ordinary subjects into colorful works of art. Earlier this week, Nikon unveiled the winners of the annual Small World Microphotography Competition, offering a new look at some of the tiniest subjects. Nikon Instruments awarded first place honors to Oscar Ruiz, Ph.D…
75% off DKnight MagicBox II Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Wireless speaker, 10W Output Power with Enhanced Bass – Deal Alert
The DKnightMagicBox II Bluetooth speaker offers great quality sound with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology. It features two highly powerful 40mm total 10W acoustic drivers for excellent sound. With the ultra-compact size and the soft touch rubber design, it can be easily fitted into a backpack, suitcase,…
ZEI Time- & Task-Tracking Dice
ZEI time- and task-tracking dice have rolled–Indiana Jones boulder-style–past their $80,000 Kickstarter funding goal and, at 4 days left in the campaign, have collected over $265,000 in pledges. Now what I want to know is, who’s pledging for these time overlords? These WiFi-connected productivity minders…
U.S. Protecting Us from AI
From lost jobs to nuclear holocaust, any negative impact artificial intelligence could have on society is what the U.S. government wants to head-off.
Steve Ballmer Says Microsoft Tried To Buy Facebook For $24 Billion
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told CNBC on Friday that his company tried to buy Facebook when it was “itsy-bitsy” for $24 billion. BusinessInsider adds: Facebook fielded a lot of offers in its early days. When CNBC on Friday asked Ballmer how much Microsoft offered back then, he said, “Oh I think…
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By Jon Chase This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work…
Discover Magazine
Flashback Friday: Why do wet things feel wet?
At first glance, this may seem like a completely moronic question. I mean, wet stuff feels wet because… well, it’s wet. Duh! But when you stop to think more deeply about it it, it quickly becomes a very profound question. That’s because, unlike heat or touch, we don’t have any sensors in our skin capable…
Today’s Best Deals: Lady Gaga, Eneloop Batteries, Patio Heaters, and More
Lady Gaga’s new album, patio space heaters, and Eneloop batteries lead off Friday’s best deals.…Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts,…
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The difficulty of drafting a ‘day after’ plan for Iraq’s Mosul
Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, could fall from Islamic State (IS) group control in a matter of weeks or months. But once the war is won, winning the peace is likely to be full of challenges. FRANCE 24’s Leela Jacinto examines some of them.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
UN delays evacuation of Aleppo over security fears
The UN said Friday that security concerns had forced it to delay planned evacuations from Syria’s Aleppo, despite a truce that was largely holding for a second day in the ravaged city.
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Awesome dad turns son’s wheelchair into amazing ‘Ghostbusters’ costume
We think we’ve found the father of the year. Every Halloween, Ryan Scott Miller converts his son Jeremy’s wheelchair into an amazing mobile costume. This year, in an attempt to out-do last year’s epic Star Wars snowspeeder, the Millers left Jeremy’s costume up to a poll amongst friends between… Full Feed
Will Maine Be the First State Where Voters May Rank Their Choices?
What if you really didn’t have to accept that there are only two valid choices for a particular race, and your third-party vote actually mattered more than as just a protest? Maine voters may find out for themselves. On their ballot this November is Question 5, a ballot initiative that would institute…
RT – Daily news
15 women killed, dozens more wounded in air raid on shrine near Kirkuk – report
An airstrike has left 15 women dead and 50 more injured after it hit a Shiite shrine near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, AFP reports, citing a local official and medic. Read Full Article at
J.J. Abrams Reveals the Crazy CG Effect You Didn’t Know Was in The Force Awakens
There was a lot of amazing visual setpieces in The Force Awakens, made possibly by the incredible wizardry of ILM and many other VFX studios. But sometimes the best use of CGI is one where you had no idea its even used, as J.J. Abrams points out in this exclusive clip from his new Force Awakens commentary…
Chrome for Android keeps the music going with background media playback
The music and videos don’t have to stop in the latest build of Chrome for Android. Version 54, which launched Wednesday, supports background media playback, which means you can leave Chrome and keep listening to whatever is playing in the background.With the update, you can hit the home button and move…
Big Think
Coffee and Cannibals: the Weird Geography of Autocomplete Maps
Not as cheerful as your standard cartography – but you might learn a thing or twoRead More
Big Think
Scientists Accidentally Create Easy Solution to Global Warming
Global warming is largely caused by carbon dioxide. Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory just figured out a way to change it into something better. Read More – Nanotechnology News Feed
Lab Mice Successfully Vaccinated Against Dengue Fever Using Nanoparticle
Annually, dengue fever affects over 350 million people in more than 120 countries. The symptoms can range from a skin rash and achy muscles to critical hemorrhagic fever. Scientists have found it…
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Nanotechnology: Genes on the rack
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Nanoantenna lighting-rod effect produces fast optical switches
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A new class of materials could realize quantum computers
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New nanomedicine approach aims to improve HIV drug therapies
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When quantum scale affects the way atoms emit and absorb particles of light
The Manual
Nemo’s Concerto Is The Sleeping Bag You Need Right Now
Getting a good night’s rest while camping is the best way to stay ready for long days on the trail, frustratingly wily trout, or a little too much . Add in a luxury sleeping pad, and you’ve got a one-way… The post Nemo’s Concerto Is The Sleeping Bag You Need Right Now appeared first on The Manual.
Digital Trends
Onix VR thinks long term with its high-end, 4K Pulsar headset
Although virtual reality still has a bit of far-off, future-tech feel to it, the specifications behind commercial VR headsets are actually quite typical of contemporary hardware. Not all designs set the bar so low though. Virtual reality startup, Onix VR, has debuted plans to create a brand new headset…
Digital Trends
YouTube app now available on Dish Network’s Hopper 3 4K DVR
If you’re not quite ready to cut the cord, and want to use services like Netflix without needing to buy a standalone streaming box, Dish Network’s Hopper 3 DVR is one of the best options available. Now the 4K DVR is stepping even further into the world of streaming video with the addition of YouTube…
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Dealmaster: Get a Dell panoramic monitor and a $100 gift card for $292
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we have a bunch of deals to start your weekend. Of note is a great deal on a panoramic monitor: now you can get a Dell 29-inch UltraSharp 2560 x 1080 panoramic monitor and a $100 Dell gift card for just $292. The monitor itself…
Electron Wheel
An easy to instal electric motor for your bicycle.
9to5Toys Last Call: Powerbeats2 Wireless Headphones $100, Photoshop Elements 15 $80, NightSky 4 free, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Last Call Updates: Score a 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi 32GB or 128GB (refurb)…
The Skross World Travel Adapter 3 Is Your Favorite International Power Solution
It came down to the wire, but the Skross World Travel Adapter 3 just barely overpowered the competition to take the title of your favorite international power adapter.Read more…
Bankers plan to give Corda blockchain code to Hyperledger project
Corda, a distributed ledger platform developed by a finance industry consortium, will go open source next month when its developers donate the code to the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project.The move was reported by Reuters on Thursday and the story subsequently reposted to the websites of Corda backer…
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We Can Solve Algae | Ashlee Balcerzak | TEDxToledo
Ashlee is working on technology at Ohio State University to help solve the water crises related to algae blooms that plague many parts of the world. Ashlee is a student scientist studying water at Ohio State University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently…
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Music – choice and decisions | Charlie Gochev | TEDxVarna
In Charlie’s talk you can hear not only an idea, worth spreading, but also enjoy a live performance which is a translation of the speaker’s idea in the language of music. Established and versatile professional guitar performer, composer, arranger. Also, he is promoter of music events and concerts related…
DJI says it’s starting to ship its folding drone
 Looks like DJI may beat GoPro’s ship date yet. After nearly a week of delay due to unspecified manufacturing reasons, the company’s eagerly anticipated folding photography drone looks to finally be heading out to early purchasers. Three days after chalking the MIA Mavic Pro’s delay up to “amazingly…
New Balance Rainier Remastered Trail Shoe
A remaster of the famous hiking boot that carried Lou Whittaker up the north face of Mt. Everest.
Cobalt Valkyrie X Rose Gold Private Plane
A $1.5 million private plane that’s coated in rose gold
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Icy heart could be key to Pluto’s strange geology
NASA’s New Horizons mission plumbs complex interplay between the dwarf planet’s surface and its sky.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20856
Snapchat shows frontlines of battle for Mosul as it deepens a role in breaking news
As Iraqi and Kurdish forces fight to take back the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, the team at Snapchat, thousands of miles away, is sorting through a trove of videos taken from the ground for its own real-time news coverage. Yes, the company that began simply as a self-destructing messaging…
Macs End Up Costing 3 Times Less Than Windows PCs Because of Fewer Tech Support Expense, Says IBM’s IT Guy
An anonymous reader shares a report on Yahoo (edited): Last year, Fletcher Previn became a cult figure of sorts in the world of enterprise IT. As IBM’s VP of Workplace as a Service, Previn is the guy responsible for turning IBM (the company that invented the PC) into an Apple Mac house. Previn gave a… Full Feed
The Cyberpunk Future That Wasn’t
Back in 1990, the World Wide Web existed in only embryonic form. The internet was becoming more accessible, but most people did not use it. An online world was emerging, but it was far from clear just what it would look like once it became a mass phenomenon. In that environment, certain segments of…
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Toyota’s hydrogen buses can work as emergency generators
Toyota will start selling fuel cell (FC) buses in 2017, with the aim of selling up to 100 in the Tokyo area ahead of the 2020 Olympic games. The company is using a beefed up version of the fuel system it developed for the Toyota Murai, with 10 high p…
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Next Xbox: what will Xbox Two be like and when will we see it?
When it comes to games, the wheel of progress is always spinning at an alarming rate. Even the most visually polished of games ends up looking dated after just a couple of short years, and consoles that were at the cutting edge of the market are in need of a refresh almost as soon as they come out. All…
How the Universe Could Annihilate Itself at the Speed of Light
Time now for a very cute video about a rather terrible prospect—the very grim possibility of the universe spawning a lethal bubble of pure vacuum that expands in all directions at the speed of light.Read more…
This Table Shows If You Need USB-C or Quick Charge-Compatible Accessories
USB-Type C (or USB-C) ports are catching on fast with phones and laptops. Meanwhile, Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology promises faster charging of batteries, and in some cases even use USB-C connectors. What should you buy?Our friends at The Wirecutter have made your decision much easier. Here’s…
Top 10 jobs in IT and engineering
Best jobs in IT and engineeringImage by ThinkstockMany jobs fall under the umbrella of tech these days, each with its own unique focus and skillset. CareerCast looked at the wage potential, growth outlook and relevance to the constantly evolving job market to determine the best jobs in tech market. …
Henrik Fisker’s new car has some pretty sweet doors – Roadshow
According to the man himself, we’ll learn even more about his latest ride next week.
Babies, toddlers now can Skype with grandma, new guidelines say – CNET
The American Academy of Pediatrics relaxes its “no screens under 2” policy and changes its definition of screen time, and what’s OK to watch.
Send in the Clones – CNET
Two of 2017’s biggest films finally have trailers (no, it’s not Episode 8), plus there’s a Candy Crush show happening?!? Oh, and we have another CNET special guest this week.
Timberland Ragged Mountain 3-In-1 Field Coat
A waterproof field jacket.
Kootek K1 Tactical Flashlight Knife
An 800 lumen flashlight knife.
Frightening physics films, a furry physics doodle and an epic pub crawl
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Counterterrorism prosecutors seek access to encrypted data
Prosecutors from France, Belgium, Spain and Morocco called Friday for the ability to unlock phones and computers and to gain access to encrypted communications to aid in the fight against terrorism. – latest science and technology news stories
New study to characterize methane emissions from natural gas compressor stations
Natural gas, a clean-burning fuel, has significant potential as a “bridge fuel” on a path to a sustainable energy future. However, its climate benefits are highly dependent upon the emission rate of methane from the nation’s vast natural gas infrastructure. – latest science and technology news stories
Oldest known planet-forming disk: Citizen scientists and professional astronomers join forces
A group of citizen scientists and professional astronomers, including Carnegie’s Jonathan Gagné, joined forces to discover an unusual hunting ground for exoplanets. They found a star surrounded by the oldest known circumstellar disk—a primordial ring of gas and dust that orbits around a young star and…
Here’s what it’ll be like to take a ride on Blue Origin’s rocket
So, you’re a normal person who wants to go to space, but how will you choose to get there?  At the moment, your options are pretty limited: You could pay tens of millions of dollars to fly to the International Space Station aboard a Russian spaceship.  However, if you wait a few years, you might just…
VR and inclusivity
 A billion-dollar industry is taking off, and we are excited that it has the potential to transform the lives of disabled people. But whatever the promise of this amazing tech, the industry has to move quickly to understand the needs and abilities of a full range of people and make sure it can offer…
Digital Trends
Good news! Google’s Pixel smartphone survives underwater longer than you can
One of the more important features to come out of smartphone development in the past few years has been waterproofing. The bane of toilet droppers and careless swimmers the world over, water-sensitive electronics have always gone awry, but potential owners of Google’s Pixel phone need not worry, as it…
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US investigating Friday’s internet blackout as ‘criminal act’
This morning, several sites were shut down due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a large domain name server. Sites affected include Twitter, Spotify, the New York Times, Reddit, Yelp, Box, Pinterest, Paypal and potentially a lo…
This Week’s Most Popular Posts: October 14th to 21st
This week we took a look at Google’s new Pixel phones and learned how to get their best features right now, guided parents through the fundamentals of Minecraft, figured out which iMessage apps are actually useful, researched local elections, and more. Here’s a look back.It Doesn’t Matter When You EatThere…
This Week’s Most Popular Posts: October 14th to 21st
This week we took a look at Google’s new Pixel phones and learned how to get their best features right now, guided parents through the fundamentals of Minecraft, figured out which iMessage apps are actually useful, researched local elections, and more. Here’s a look back.Read more…
SoundShare’s new iMessage app lets you text your friends entire songs
 A new iMessage app from the music-focused social network SoundShare will now let you share entire tracks with your friends over text messaging. Of course, there are already a number of ways to text friends your favorite music, thanks to the launch of the iMessage App Store. Apple Music has a built-in…
Mises Institute
What’s the Difference Between Liberalism and “Neoliberalism”?
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryWhat’s the Difference Between Liberalism and “Neoliberalism”? 0 Views It is possible that there is no term more abused in modern political discourse than “liberalism.” Originally meant to describe…
New Scientist – Online news
Shawl thing: Cashmere could soon come from gene-edited goats
No kidding, goats modified using the CRISPR gene-editing method can produce a third more of the precious fibre
New Scientist – Online news
Smart lab rats filmed using hooked tools to get chocolate cereal
Lock up your cereal. Rats can learn to use tools, such as hooked rakes, to reach food, and they can even choose the right tool for the job
RT – Daily news
Lost Mars lander fell 2-4 km, destroyed on impact – NASA images
Schiaparelli, the landing craft from the European Space Agency’s Exomars probe, which went missing earlier this week near the surface of Mars, has apparently been destroyed, according to new data. Read Full Article at
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UW Botanist Leads Petition to Give Venus Flytrap Endangered Species Protection
University of Wisconsin-Madison ecologists have played a key role in a petition filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday seeking emergency Endangered Species Act protection for the Venus flytrap.
Newswise: SciNews
Would People Be Happier (and Healthier) if We Could Make Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?
At the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium, scientists, doctors, chefs and food scientists discuss flavor perception and quality of life for people who can’t enjoy food because of their injury or illness.
These Duelling Star Wars Drones Can Hit Speeds of Up to 35 MPH
First revealed at the European Star Wars Celebration back in July, Propel’s fleet of remote control Star Wars drones is finally available for pre-order—at least if you live outside of the US. UK-based sites like Firebox are finally listing the drones as available for pre-order for $300 a piece.Read more…
BBC News – World
Ceta: EU ‘not capable’ of signing deal says Canadian minister
A planned trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse after talks between Canada and a Belgian region broke down on Friday.
Fast Company
Facebook Encourages More Live Broadcasts With New Ad Campaign
Facebook will be promoting Live through television ads, billboards, and even buses. Facebook will be promoting Live through television ads, billboards, and even buses.Since the launch of Facebook Live last April, there have been broadcasts shot on all seven continents and even…
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Quality Linkage: NASA Tech, Sushi Chefs, and the Importance of Getting Away
Welcome to this week’s edition of our Friday Quality Linkage column. Please enjoy this week’s collection of interesting and entertaining links. Brew a fresh cup of coffee, find a comfortable place, and relax. * * * Photo: Benedict Redgrove Photo: Benedict Redgrove NASA — Past and Present…
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Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Your Car? There’s an App for That
Automatic Lite diagnoses your car troubles and directs you to the nearest mechanic. …Read More »
New Clinton ad featuring Khizr Khan is the most powerful yet
When Khizr Khan spoke at the Democratic National Convention this summer, he changed the course of the election for good. This latest ad from the Hillary Clinton campaign features Khizr Khan discussing the details of his son’s death. Captain Khan, who was Muslim, died while saving American lives. …
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Non-metal catalyst splits hydrogen molecule
Hydrogen (H2) is an extremely simple molecule and yet a valuable raw material which as a result of the development of sophisticated catalysts is becoming more and more important. In industry …
Game On: LOFT Is Marking Down Everything On Their Site 40-60% 
Once again, LOFT is here to make your wardrobe better. Get 40% off all full-priced styles with the code GAMEON, plus an extra 60% off all sale styles (no code needed). It’s a LOFT year, if I do say so myself.Read more…
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EU-Canada trade deal collapses as Belgian region refuses to sign on
Canadian trade minister Chrystia Freeland blasted the European Union as “incapable” of striking an international agreement after talks for an EU-Canada trade deal collapsed Friday over the refusal of a Belgian region to sign on.
This utensil of the future is the only one you will ever need
This might be the coolest spoon ever – ‘Polygons’ is a 4-in-1 measuring spoon. The spoon is so cool that it folds to four  different sizes.   Read more…More about Mashable Video, Real Time Video, Real Time, Spoon, and Us World
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Tobii Eye Tracker 4C adds head tracking for even better gaming precision
Hardcore gamers are always looking for an edge, whether it’s a few extra frame rates per second from their gaming rig or a more accurate and faster mouse. Every millisecond counts, with the fractionally slower player most often ending up dead. Eye-tracking hardware is another level of input that can… Full Feed
Trump’s ‘Rigged Election’ Talk May Backfire
“We’ve been busing people in to deal with you fucking assholes for 50 years, and we’re not going to stop now,” the Wisconsin Democratic operative Scott Foval declares in Rigging the Election, a video released this week by the conservative undercover-media activist James O’Keefe. In the video, Foval… Full Feed
Trump Is Likely Suppressing His Own Voters: New at Reason
“Fueling cynicism about the fairness of the electoral process serves to depress voter participation,” notes Harvard political scientist Pippa Norris. As evidence she cites the results from the 2012 American National Election Study, which found that 77 percent of people who believe that votes are “very…
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The best DualShock 4 deals in October 2016: find a cheap PS4 controller
The PlayStation and the DualShock controller have been best buds for most of the PlayStation brand’s lifespan. Sony has changed little since the introduction of the dual analog design in 1997, instead pushing the iconic controller closer to perfection with each console generation.Over 40 million PlayStation…
IBM says Macs save as much as $543 per user versus a PC
During a recent speaking engagement at the Jamf Nation User Conference in Minneapolis, IBM VP of Workplace as a Service Fletcher Previn said his company is saving even more money than anticipated by trading out PCs for Macs.
Our Best Map Yet of Io’s Volcanic Activity Looks Terrifying
Jupiter’s moon Io is the most volcanically-active body in our solar system, and a recent observational campaign offers a little more insight into the a terrifying hellscape that awaits any unfortunate space probes we send there. Read more…
Ars Technica
Shin Godzilla is a weird meditation on the problems with Japanese bureaucracy
Enlarge / Watch out! This version of Big G has a huge mouth that opens into three jaws and shoots LASERS. (credit: Toho Studios) Shin Godzilla came out in the States last week under the name Godzilla Resurgence, and it’s the strangest Godzilla movie in a very long time. Not since Godzilla vs. Hedorah…
Researchers sabotage 3D printer files to destroy a drone
 Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design have successfully injected malicious code into a computer which, in turn, added invisible commands to a file containing a 3D model of a drone propeller. When they…
The Weird Economics Of Ikea
Ikea is a behemoth. The home furnishing company uses 1 percent of the planet’s lumber, it says, and the 530 million cubic feet of wood used to make Ikea furniture each year pulls with its own kind of twisted gravity. For many, a sojourn to the enormous blue-and-yellow store winds up defining the space…
Science | Smithsonian
Using Math to Build the Ultimate Taffy Machine
A mathematician dives into taffy-pulling patents to achieve optimum confection creation
Glitterbomb Wallet Gives Pickpockets Their Comeuppance
You’re probably familiar with the work Jeff Wysaski’s Obvious Plant project. His humorously subversive printouts raise eyebrows and get chuckles… but now he’s plotting revenge. With whom, exactly, does Wysaski need to settle […]
Google’s Pixel should rule the world, but it won’t and here’s why
OPINION: By all accounts, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones ought to have every mobile phone manufacturer quaking in their boots. Reviews of the new Android phone have been mostly positive. There are some that dislike the way Google Assistant works, and there’s no doubt that Google’s messaging…
Intuit and Google bring G Suite closer to QuickBooks, with single sign-on and Calendar integration
Google and Intuit have announced a collaboration today that will see deeper tie-ups between their respective software offerings for small businesses. Founded out of Palo Alto, California in 1983, Intuit is among the most recognizable brands in the finance software sphere, developing tools that allow…
All Aglow: Take a Look Inside Foster + Partner’s Luminous New Apple Store in London
Coinciding with the opening of a new Apple store in New York’s World Trade Center Oculus last week, Foster + Partners has completed its “re-imagining” of the Apple store on London’s famed Regent Street. Upgrading what was Europe’s first Apple store upon opening in 2004, the British architecture…
BBC News – World
Marching on Mosul
The BBC’s defence correspondent Jonathan Beale on the week that saw Iraq launch the fight to push IS from its second-biggest city
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South China Sea: US sails warship near disputed islands
China says the US has committed an “illegal” act in sailing a navy warship near islands it claims in the South China Sea.
Use the Force to Save Big on the First Six Star Wars Films
The Star Wars “Complete Saga” Blu-ray isn’t actually complete anymore, since it doesn’t include The Force Awakens, but $70 is still the best price we’ve seen on the first six films. You also get audio commentary on each movie, 45 deleted scenes, and three bonus discs full of extra featurettes.Read more…
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Emergency services treat 26 after London City Airport chemical incident
Twenty-six people were treated for breathing difficulties with two individuals taken to hospital following an alleged CS gas incident at London City Airport. Read Full Article at
SciTech Daily
Neuroscientists Identify Two Key Groups of Neurons That Help Regulate Appetite
In a newly published study, Scientists from MIT have identify two key groups of neurons within the hypothalamus that help regulate appetite. MIT neuroscientists have discovered that brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior. In a study of mice,…
Today’s Brutal DDoS Attack Is the Beginning of a Bleak Future
This morning a ton of websites and services, including Spotify and Twitter, were unreachable because of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major DNS provider. Details of how the attack happened remain vague, but one thing seems certain. Our internet is frightfully fragile in the…
Several Sites Including Twitter, Spotify, PayPal, NYTimes Suffering Outage — Dyn DNS Under DDoS Attack [Update]
Several popular websites and services are down right now for many users. The affected sites include Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify, and PayPal among others. The cause appears to be a sweeping outage of DNS provider Dyn — which in turn is under DDoS attack, according to an official blog post.From a TechCrunch… – latest science and technology news stories
Climate change impairs survival instincts of fish and can make them swim towards predators
Climate change is disrupting the sensory systems of fish and can even make them swim towards predators, instead of away from them, a paper by marine biologists at the University of Exeter says. – latest science and technology news stories
Photonics dawning as the communications light for evolving NASA missions
A largely unrecognized field called photonics may provide solutions to some of NASA’s most pressing challenges in future spaceflight. – latest science and technology news stories
European Space Agency says Mars probe may have exploded
Europe’s experimental Mars probe hit the right spot—but at the wrong speed—likely ending up in a fiery ball of rocket fuel when it struck the surface at high speed, scientists said Friday. – latest science and technology news stories
AT&T near bid for Time Warner: report
US telecom giant AT&T is in “advanced talks” to acquire entertainment group Time Warner in a move to add in-house content to distribution services, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
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Weird Extragalactic X-ray Flares Baffle Astronomers
A new class of stellar objects could be causing ultra-bright repeating outbursts from old, quiescent galaxies — Read more on
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Watch HP’s Elite X3 Windows Phone simulate a desktop
After spending plenty of time with HP’s Elite X3 Windows Phone, it’s hard not to be impressed by the company’s ambition. It’s just too bad the execution isn’t so great. The Elite X3 builds on Microsoft’s Continuum feature, which gives phones pseudo-desktop interfaces on larger monitors, with Workspace,…
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Shinola + Back Forty Woods Ping Pong Paddle
The Shinola + Back Forty Woods Ping Pong Paddle is constructed from a partnership between Shinola (a brand all of you know) and Back Forty Woods, an Oregon-based wood shop and design studio founded by three eighth generation Oregonian brothers. Inspired by Back Forty Woods deep connection to the land…
Drive Away With a Big Discount on the Anker Car Mount of Your Choice
Anker’s charging hard after the smartphone car mount market, with a 30% off sale on six different mounts. All of the prices and promo codes are below, just be sure to keep your eyes on the road.………………Commerce…
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karl lagerfeld designs monochromatic lobbies for toronto’s art shoppe lofts + condos
the interior scheme reflects the german fashion designer’s distinct style with a bold vision that seeks to blend luxury and modernity. The post karl lagerfeld designs monochromatic lobbies for toronto’s art shoppe lofts + condos appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
TSMC, GF/Samsung Battle at 7nm
Globalfoundries and Samsung will detail at IEDM a 7nm process with EUV it claims has the highest density to date.
UK Government Proposes Minimum 10Mbps Broadband For Poor
An anonymous reader writes: The UK’s Local Government Association (LGA) is proposing a social tariff to ensure that minimum broadband access of at least 10 Mbps is available to all UK citizens at an affordable price. Last November, Parliament announced that it would begin work on a Universal Service…
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Double star may light up the sky as rare red nova in six years
New observations of a binary star in the constellation Cygnus suggest they may be in a death spiral and will soon collide and explode
RT – Daily news
German MPs pass new spy law attacked as ‘unconstitutional’ by critics
The German Parliament has adopted a bill granting country’s intelligence agencies wider powers, including spying on EU facilities, but also introducing broader oversight. Critics of the legislation lambasted the law as “unconstitutional.” Read Full Article at
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Water for Peace: extinguishing the fire of war and conflict | Ahmed Abukhater | TEDxBoulder
Water is life. However, people often think of water as a generator of conflict and a likely source of war. Dr. Ahmed Abukhater turns this idea on its head by viewing water as a venue for cooperation, reflecting on his own experience growing up in Gaza and his recent work (Water as a Catalyst for Peace)….
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Tech for equity | Colin Miles Campbell | TEDxEast
Just what the title implies, Colin Miles Campbell makes the case for technology as an equity agent. The entrepreneur, artist and community activist has worked as a concept designer for the past 18 years. He’s conceived and executed hundreds of high-profile projects for Fortune 500 companies and artists,… news
Flash Physics: Physicists call for food strategy, LHC trio bag prize, cosmic rays elude geomagnetic field
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
27 of the Best Google Doodles Celebrating Architects and Architecture
Since 1998, Google has been manipulating their iconic logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists, creating what they call Google Doodles. Since the very first doodle (used to indicate founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s attendance at Burning Man…
It Looks Like NASA Found ESA’s Crashed Mars Lander
On Wednesday, the European Space Agency attempted to land a probe on Mars, and things went bad. While the ExoMars mission team continues to piece together why its Schiaparelli lander lost contact with the Earth, NASA has now obtained photographic evidence of what appears to be a crash-landing.Read more…
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Facebook says it will allow more explicit posts if they are newsworthy
Facebook will begin allowing more explicit posts if they are “newsworthy, significant, or important to the public interest,” the company said today, following a series of controversies over deleted content. “Our intent is to allow more images and stories without posing safety risks or showing graphic…
Craftsman Extreme Grip Breaker Wrench
When you’re trying to break corroded, rusted, nasty, & gnarly nuts & bolts free from their seized-up state, leverage is what you need. Craftsman’s Extreme Grip Breaker Wrench gives you that. Its serrated jaws operate on a smooth-change slip joint to fit 3/8″ – 1 3/4″ hex fasteners. The long,…
Alpine ICE In-Cooler Entertainment System
If you’ve got cold drinks & loud music, good times are guaranteed. Alpine combined the two in their new entertainment system. And just in time for tailgate season. It’s a 14-gallon cooler equipped with a waterproof 180-watt speaker. A 16-foot cable is included, allowing you to connect it to your… all content
Metamaterials’2017 The 11th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena
Conference: 28 Aug 2017 – 2 Sep 2017, Marseille, France. Organized by Metamorphose-vi. all content
Higgs Cosmology
Conference: 27 Mar 2017 – 28 Mar 2017, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. Organized by Professor Arttu Rajantie, Dr Malcolm Fairbairn, Dr Tommi Markkanen and Dr Astrid Eichhorn . all content
Brain Dynamics on Multiple Scales – Paradigms, their Relations, and Integrated Approaches
Workshop: 19 Jun 2017 – 23 Jun 2017, Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Organized by Peter Achermann, Eckehard Olbrich and Thomas Wennekers. all content
Breakdown of ergodicity in quantum systems: from solids to synthetic matter
Conference: 6 Feb 2017 – 7 Feb 2017, London, United Kingdom. Organized by Professor Sir Michael Pepper FREng FRS, Dr Arijeet Pal, Dr Zlatko Papic, Dr Ulrich Schneider and Professor Steven Simon. all content
Flash Physics: Physicists call for food strategy, LHC trio bag prize, cosmic rays elude geomagnetic field
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics all content
Supernovae analysis finds scant evidence for dark energy
New statistical analysis casts doubt on accelerating expansion of the universe
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Amateur Scientists Are Finding ‘Spiders’ on Mars
If staring at the surface of our future backup planet sounds like your idea of a party, you’re not alone. Ten thousand volunteers from around the world examined images from the Context Camera on NASA’s currently-orbiting Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, helping scientists do their homework in studying Mars’…
The Internet’s Best Conspiracy Theories About Julian Assange’s Meltdown
Suppression by “powerful states and organizations” is, according to Julian Assange in his 2012 book Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet, “one of the hardships WikiLeaks was built to endure.” That claim must reek of false bluster now that his whistleblowing organization has since been…

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