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This Is the Kind of Idiot That Congress Puts in Charge of Technology
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee stopped by Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room to drop some knowledge about Friday’s massive DDoS attack that affected large swaths of the internet. Blackburn managed to say a lot of techy-sounding things until her time was up. No one walked away feeling smarter.Read…
All The Cubs Needed To Win A Pennant? Off-The-Charts Hitting And Pitching
Move over, Peanuts Lowrey and Phil Cavarretta: Your 1945 Chicago Cubs are no longer the franchise’s most recent pennant winner. The 2016 iteration guaranteed that on a raucous Saturday night at Wrigley Field, as the Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 and won the NLCS four games to two.The historic…
Election Update: Trump May Depress Republican Turnout, Spelling Disaster For The GOP
Instead of a poll, let’s start today’s Election Update with some actual votes. According to the estimable Nevada journalist Jon Ralston, Democrats have a 20-percentage-point turnout edge so far based on early and absentee voting in Clark County (home to Las Vegas), Nevada. And they have a 10-point edge…
EA tries to go as broad as possible with FIFA Mobile
Electronic Arts has struck gold with Madden NFL Football on mobile, where it has consistently been in the top-ten grossing games and making a ton of money. But FIFA Mobile isn’t even in the top 100. If the company can change that, the financial impact could be huge, as FIFA is by far EA’s most valuable…
Don’t wait for someone to hack your emails — just hand them over
GUEST: Yahoo recently came under fire for surreptitiously scanning its customer emails for keywords and phrases of interest to U.S. intelligence officials. While many people were shocked by the revelation that Yahoo was scanning these emails in breach of their supposed privacy, the news shouldn’t have…
8 predictions for A.I. and bots in the next 24 months
GUEST: In the last twelve months, we’ve witnessed a huge surge in the development and adoption of chatbots, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and machine learning. Many startups, including my own (ReplyYes), are utilizing A.I. and chatbots to help consumers engage with brands through their mobile devices…
Big Think
The Ancient Greeks May Have Helped Create China’s Terra Cotta Warriors
This is the first evidence of any contact between ancient Greece and China.   Read More
The Internet’s Unanswered Questions And Strange Assumptions About Architecture and Architects
The usefulness (and, at times, unintended hilarity or abhorrence) of Google’s autocomplete function is nothing new. The screenshots, listicles and articles dedicated to exposing humanity’s curiosity, bias and, alas, stupidity have circulated the interwebs since the “Search Suggestion” feature was launched…
Coolest Gadgets
SteelSeries Arctis headset range turns gaming audio stereotypes on its head
When we mention the name SteelSeries, most of the time, we would figure out that it will have something to do with gaming accessories, and they have come up with some pretty gaming mice in the past. This time around, things are not so different either, as the SteelSeries Arctis headset range has been…
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The Mangrove Finch: An Extinction in Slow Motion
Scientists working in the Galapagos Islands are slowly watching this species disappear right before their eyes — Read more on
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Gene Sharing in Cheese Microbes – Part 1
I recently submitted my first paper from the Dutton lab, investigating how microbes share their genes. This is the first in a multi-part series explaining the science and story of the paper. — Read more on
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Watch This Bouncing Robot Balance With Its Tail
The tail is an appendage that is found throughout the animal kingdom and serves a variety of functions depending on the species. It can be used for everything from signaling to locomotion, but for a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the most relevant use of the tail is how it can…
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MIT researchers create a “second skin” that could make you look younger
As we age, our skin loses elasticity and moisture. It’s a natural process that happens to everyone, but ten years ago a team of researchers decided to see if they could change that. They set out to design a coating that could revitalize skin, making it healthier. Now they are announcing successful experiments…
Researchers Predict Next-Gen Batteries Will Last 10 Times Longer
Lithium-metal electrodes could increase the storage capacity of batteries 10-fold, predict researchers at the University of Michigan, allowing electric cars to drive from New York to Denver without recharging. Using a $100 piece of technology, the team is now peeking inside charging batteries to study…
Sony h.ear on Premium Around-the-Ear Headphones w/ Mic + $100 Dell GC $197.99
Sony h.ear on Premium Around-the-Ear Headphones w/ Mic + $100 Dell GC $197.99 – latest science and technology news stories
Moscow confirms ministry website attack after US hacker claim
Russia’s foreign ministry on Sunday said an old version of its website had been attacked after a US hacker claimed he broke in and posted a mocking message. – latest science and technology news stories
Senegal in renewables drive as new solar park unveiled
Senegal put into service one of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest solar energy projects Saturday as it pushes to become a regional player in renewables on a continent where the majority remain off-grid.
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Haptic Feedback Prototype Lets You Grasp Objects in VR
Some folks already find virtual reality devices prohibitively expensive, but the haptic feedback devices that attempt to pull the sensation of touch into the normally visually focused experience of virtual reality tend to command figures that only the likes of Elon Musk might find comfortable. Recently,…
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Vertical forest Mountain Hotel will clean the air in Guizhou, China
The Milan-based design firm made headlines with Bosco Verticale, the world’s first vertical forest built right in the company’s hometown. A few years later, the firm’s design for a second green skyscraper won a competition to add an eco-friendly building in Lausanne, Switzerland which will break ground…
The Best Seat In the Movie Theater, According to a THX Engineer
If you’re going to pay for a trip to the movie, you may as well get the best seat you can. So, where is that seat? According to the way most theaters are set up, it will be two-thirds of the way back, in the center of the row.As THX’s director of global technology Steve Martz explains to Vulture, technicians… Full Feed
King Dork Speaks! Frank Portman on High School, Individualism, and the War on Free Speech
Forget what you’ve heard, kids. Life “doesn’t get better” when you graduate high school, says Frank Portman, one of the great chroniclers of adolescent angst and alienation over the past 30 years. Or, as he titles a recent song, “High school is the penalty for transgressions yet to be specified.”…
Chinese firm admits its hacked DVRs, cameras were behind Friday’s massive DDOS attack
A Chinese electronics component manufacturer says its products inadvertently played a role in a massive cyberattack that disrupted major internet sites in the U.S. on Friday. Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology, a vendor behind DVRs and internet-connected cameras, said on Sunday that security vulnerabilities…
‘Picat’ Programming Language Creators Surprised With A $10,000 Prize
An anonymous reader writes: “I didn’t even know they gave out prizes,” said a Brooklyn College CS professor, remembering how he’d learned that a demo of the Picat programming language won a $10,000 grand prize last month at the NYC Media Lab Summit. Professor Neng-Fa Zhou created Picat with programmer…
This kitchen can be completely hidden when not in use
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Amazon Kindle Fire 7″ 8GB eReader (Pre-Owned-Good at Amazon Warehouse) $27.99
Amazon Kindle Fire 7″ 8GB eReader (Pre-Owned-Good at Amazon Warehouse) $27.99
Outrider Electric Adventure Vehicles
Outrider USA’s Electric Adventure Vehicles combine the best parts of all stages of my life: the tricycles I loved to ride as a little boy; the powerful engine and all-terrain maneuverability I crave as a strapping 30-something; and the recliner with lumbar support I anticipate spending most of my days…
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Moment deadly blast rocks Russian apartment block captured on CCTV (VIDEO)
Footage has emerged of the deadly gas explosion in Ryazan, central Russia early on Sunday morning. The video has been uploaded to the city’s official YouTube channel. Read Full Article at
These Stairs Show How Many Calories You Burn While Climbing Them
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Driverless cars will be widespread by 2020
By the 2020 election driverless cars will have become ubiquitous, according to Rahul Sonnad, a co-founder of the zero-emission ride-sharing startup Tesloop. The impact, he predicts, will be “completely transformative.” Read More
Big Think
Why Einstein Thought a World Government Was a Good Idea
The idea of a world government has been a hot topic in the U.S. elections and throughout history.Read More
Advancements in artificial intelligence should be kept in the public eye
 Artificial intelligence allows machines to reason and interact with the world, and it’s evolving at a breakneck pace. Now consider that most of our data, the best minds in the business and more computing power than you could ever imagine sit with just a handful of companies. Indeed, only a few companies…
Retractable garage-style doors open Amsterdam entrepreneur hub to the elements
Dutch studio BETA has transformed an old school in Amsterdam into a hub for entrepreneurs featuring full-height windows that can be retracted to open the entire facade. Read more
Snakes Have No Legs Because of a Mutated Sonic Hedgehog Gene Enhancer
Snakes! Where are their arms and legs? It’s not ok! Over 100 million years ago, snakes did have four appendages, and then evolution stepped in to turn the reptiles into the creepy, slithering freak show that they are today. Now, researchers believe they’ve isolated what caused this change.Read more…
The Most Versatile Apple Cider Vinegar Just Happens to Be the Cheapest
Apple cider vinegar is a popular ingredient with a ton of uses. It adds punch to pork, tang to slaws and sauces, and some people even drink it. To find a widely available ACV that worked in a variety of applications, Cook’s Illustrated tested six different vinegars in a pan sauce, BBQ sauce, and coleslaw.The…
The Best Credit Cards to Use for Shopping on Amazon
Most of the credit cards out there give you bonus points or airline miles for things like buying groceries, filling up on gas, or making travel arrangements. And there are a lot of great credit cards available if those are your main spending categories. But what if you do a lot of shopping on Amazon,…
The Best Deals You Can Get on Amazon Today [US/CA]
There are some great deals on both and today, including one of the best router deals we’ve ever seen (it’s currently out of stock, but we’re all crossing our fingers hoping it comes back). US Deals TP-Link AC750 Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender ($24.99, 64% Off) TP-Link AC750 Dual…
All the New Features in WhatsApp You Need to Know About
Being one of the fastest growing social networks on the planet, WhatsApp needs to keep reinventing. Its users expect it to get better and better. Slowly but surely, the instant messaging giant has been adding some useful features. When we last looked at new features in WhatsApp, it had introduced pop-out…
5 Facebook Apps to Find Events, Places, Music, Recipes, or Funny Posts
Facebook is awesome. But the sheer amount of information it pushes towards you all the time can be overwhelming. How do you sift through them to find the gems? A few apps and sites are already doing that job for you. Some of the specialized tools are made by Facebook itself to help you find stuff easily….
Photographer Glimpses Larry Page’s Flying Car Hovering In California (Maybe)
From Hollister, California — population 40,000 — comes a good update from the Mercury News on Larry Page’s efforts to fund a flying car: Even from a few hundred yards away, the aircraft made a noise strikingly different from the roar of a typical plane. “It sounded like an electric motor running,…
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Venezuela’s Congress accuses President Maduro of staging ‘coup’ by axing recall referendum
Venezuela’s opposition-led National Assembly has declared at an emergency session that “President Maduro’s regime” staged a coup by blocking a referendum on Maduro’s recall. The parliamentary meeting was briefly interrupted by pro-government supporters. Read Full Article at
Digital Trends
Expert voices chime in on how will autonomous cars change cities
The mandate for self-driving cars seemingly falls short of only death and taxes. What isn’t so sure is how cities full of autonomous vehicles will be different from today.  Wired recently polled urban planners and futurists on their views of cities with driverless cars. No one is questioning that autonomous…
Digital Trends
NASA astronauts have already been to Mars – in VR
NASA has used virtual reality for decades. But the recent wave of innovation that has fueled at-home VR platforms like PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive, is impacting how the space agency trains astronauts for missions. Jeff Norris, mission operations innovation lead at the NASA Jet Propulsion…
Digital Trends
Robots are the most likely to take the jobs of those who least expect it
Low-skilled workers with lower education levels are the most likely to be replaced by robots. The same group, however, is in the greatest level of denial that robotics will take their jobs, according to Business Insider. Emolument surveyed 900 people in different industries and countries. The survey…
7 drone-based business ideas for 2017
GUEST: Drones have arrived. We’ve seen a plethora of ideas springing up around drones and their potential uses for business – aerial surveying and reporting, real estate assessment, wedding photos, sports action photos, to name a few. And with plenty of new software and hardware coming out all the time,…
If freelancers are key partners, are you developing them?
GUEST: Everyone knows the pros and cons of using freelance, consulting or contract professionals to grow a business. You get agility, immediate value and dynamic supply, but you delay investing in a team for the long term. Talent costs can be variable instead of fixed, but those costs are going to people…
RT – Daily news
Turkey takes part in advance on Mosul despite Iraq opposition
Turkish artillery and tanks have aided Kurdish fighters in advance on the Islamic State stronghold Mosul, according to the Turkish PM. Baghdad has repeatedly called on Ankara to refrain from anti-ISIS operation in the city. Read Full Article at
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Amazon Echo now fact-checks politicians
You’ve probably heard politicians make more than a few outlandish claims, and not just in the run-up to the US presidential election. Do you really want to swing by a fact-checking website every time a candidate stretches credibility? As of now, you don’t have to lift a finger. Duke Reporters’ Lab…
The Awesomer
Nemo Concerto
Price: $400  | Buy | LinkA sleeping bag geared for ultimate comfort. Both the Concerto’s ripstop nylon fabric and down are water-resistant to keep you dry and warm. It has a hood, a sheet and a comforter built-in, as well as a slip cover to add a pillow and a sleeping pad. More Awesome Stuff: Bruder…
Man of Many
Rockin’ Back Into Your Childhood – Rockin’ Moto by Next of Kin Creatives
The designers at Next of Kin Creatives released a private collection that was based on provoking childhood memories of toys by transforming them into objects. One of the pieces of art within the collection is The Rockin’ Moto. It was inspired by the 70’s café racers and vintage scooters that remain roving…
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How Would AI Cover an AI Conference?
An artificial reporter might not take concerns about superintelligent, sentient machines very seriously — Read more on
Guns, Bugs and Powered Armor: The Most Realistic Military Science Fiction
Military science fiction has often explored the ethical and cultural effects of war in the future. Here’s a guide to some notable entries in the field that do the best job depicting realistic warfare.Read more…
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Revtronic 800 Lumens Rechargeable Flashlight for Outdoor, Camping, Hiking, Emergency…
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Haiti jailbreak: At least 150 inmates still on the run
At least 150 inmates are on the run in Haiti after 170 escaped from a prison in Arcahaie on Saturday, 45km (30 miles) north of the capital Port-au-Prince.
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Can Snitching on Polluters Save Delhi’s Air?
January smog in New Delhi. Image: Daniel OberhausFor most of the world, the transition from summer to autumn is in the air. The leaves become a collage of reds, yellows and oranges, while the air becomes cool and crisp, a refreshing change from the summer’s humidity and heat. Yet for the residents of…
With a green light from the Feds, states race to regulate driverless cars
 A Republican in praise of California red tape. Read More
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Afghan opium production up 43 percent in 1 year as eradication effort fails – UN
Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by a whopping 43 percent over the last year, according to the latest figures from a UN report. Read Full Article at
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‘Highway to hell’: Top German comedian slams NATO ‘aggressive war machine’ (VIDEO)
A top-billing standup comedian from Germany, Lisa Fitz, has dedicated one of her recent shows to global politics. She touched upon issues such as the US acting as a “world policeman” and NATO turning into a “monster.” Read Full Article at
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Ex-KKK Grand Wizard David Duke qualifies for Louisiana Senate TV debate
Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke received enough public support to secure a seat in Louisiana’s televised senate debate – which is to be held at a historically black university. Read Full Article at
Siri will pick your Halloween costume if you just ask – CNET
Own an iPhone? With just over a week before trick-or-treating, a little computer voice in your pocket is just bursting to offer up costume suggestions.
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Brent Budowsky to RT: ‘Washington has evidence Russia hacked US’… no proof though
US intelligence has “evidence” that links Russia to meddling in the US elections, The Hill columnist Brent Budowsky told RT, yet failing to name exact facts, not disclosed by American authorities either. Read Full Article at
Fast Company
Full-Time Jobs Can Cheat Entry-Level Workers–Here’s An Alternative
Conventional wisdom says that a string of short-term, entry-level positions is bad for your career. What if it’s just the opposite? Conventional wisdom says that a string of short-term, entry-level positions is bad for your career. What if it’s just the opposite?Despite what some…
Black Lace Mask
This black lace mask is the ideal accessory to top off your elegant masquerade ensemble. Handmade from Venise lace, this all black 12.6 inch mask sports intricate patterns around the eyes that give the mask a distinguished vintage look. Check it out $6.99
Stone Kettlebell
Go beast mode with some prehistoric flair by workout out using this stone kettlebell. Available in models weighing from 4 to 20 kilograms, each kettlebell features a primal stone and wood design that makes them seem like they were crafted in the Stone Age. Check it out
Halo ODST Body Armor Costume
Prepare for intergalactic warfare by suiting up in this Halo ODST body armor costume. This fan-made costume is hand crafted from urethane resin and EVA foam so it’s lightweight and can be customized to fit your exact measurements. Check it out $450.00
No Drip Paint Tray
Keep your floors from looking like a Jackson Pollock painting after your next home makeover by using the no drip paint tray to get the job done. The innovative design features a specialized fabric that absorbs paint so you can avoid accidental spills or splashing. Check it out $19.99
Build a Talking Radio That Reads Incoming Notifications With a Raspberry Pi
The idea of a machine that talks to you intelligently might be a ways off still, but Instructables user MisterM wanted to make a radio that’d announce general details throughout the day. To do this, he wired up a Raspberry Pi Zero to a text-to-speech engine, then tossed in a dose of If This Then That.The…
Watching a Slug Going Up a Wall in Timelapse Is the Only Way to Watch a Slug
Slugs should be so much cooler to watch. They have antennae that wriggle around and their method of forward motion is weird. But they are just so damn slow. You feel the slug’s pain and respect its patience but you don’t really want to look very long. Whether it’s moving at 20x or 40x, timelapse is truly…
Italian Coast Guard videos show refugees pulled to safety in Mediterranean Sea
Around 5,700 people were pulled to safety over the weekend as they attempted the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.  Unfortunately, not everyone made it, as at least 14 bodies were recovered and dozens more remain missing, Italian officials said. Italy’s Guardia Costiera, or Coast Guard,…
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Metamaterial “Lego” creates simple, energy efficient 3D acoustic holograms from any speaker
A group of engineers from Duke University have developed a way to create acoustic “holograms” that promise to be as magical as visual holograms seemed when they first appeared – all by placing an array of 3D-printed acoustic building blocks in front of a sound wave… Continue Reading Metamaterial…
More NFL Players Attack Microsoft’s $400M Surface Deal With The NFL
An anonymous reader writes; “These tablets always malfunction,” complained one NFL offensive lineman in January, foreshadowing a growing backlash to Microsoft’s $400 million deal with the NFL to use Surface tablets. Friday the coach of the San Francisco 49ers and their controversial quarterback Colin…
Digital Trends
Huawei’s Flagship Has A Big Brother, And A Big Price Tag
Last month, rumors surrounding Chinese electronics manufacturer Huawei’s upcoming flagship smartphone began making rounds, as the company prepares for the Mate 9’s expected Nov. 3 announcement. But a new leak from Venturebeat writer reveals the Mate 9 — codenamed “Manhattan” — will have a big brother,…
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Apple to revive the Mac, as iPad falters and IBM launches biggest Mac rollout ever
Apple is preparing to re-energize the Mac, and it has a surprising new ally in IBM. But Microsoft has a trick up its sleeve this week, too.
TOPS M4X Punisher Knife
I recommend watching the above video in its entirety. Not only because M4X Punisher demo damsel Hailey is adorable, but also because she becomes even more adorable after she completes her successful attack on that coconut (spoiler, sorry) with TOPS’ wicked multi-use knife. The M4X Punisher serves…
Tibetan school in China is clad is stone to match mountainous setting
Chinese studio Livil Architects has added a monolithic stone-clad canteen featuring cave-like interiors and an office building to a school in the town of Batang, Tibet. Read more
Ars Technica
Using Rowhammer bitflips to root Android phones is now a thing
Enlarge / An LG Nexus 5 at the moment it is rooted using Rowhammer-induced bit flips. (credit: van der Veen et al.) Researchers have devised an attack that gains unfettered “root” access to a large number of Android phones, exploiting a relatively new type of bug that allows adversaries to manipulate…
6 things we’ve connected that may kill us in the future
As much as we here at ReadWrite are genuinely enthusiastic about the Internet of Things, it’s never been without a heavy grain of salt. We’ve never been afraid to question, analyze and critique the form and function of connected devices and the biggest ecosphere they inhabit. Unfortunately the recent…
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Goldman Sachs CEO says ‘of course we engage’ with Hillary Clinton, admits support
CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, has publicly admitted to being “supportive” of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying: “Yes, so flat out, yes, I do.” Read Full Article at
Elegant Physics (and Some Down and Dirty Linux Tricks) Threaten Android Phones
Researchers prove that a clever physical hack can compromise smartphones, too. The post Elegant Physics (and Some Down and Dirty Linux Tricks) Threaten Android Phones appeared first on WIRED.
BBC News – World
Lithuania election: Farmers’ party in shock triumph
A centrist agrarian party that was previously represented by a single parliamentarian has won a shock victory in Lithuanian elections.
RT – Daily news
Bernie Sanders says Obama should ‘kill’ AT&T-Time Warner merger
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has criticized AT&T’s proposed $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner Media, saying the merger would result in “higher prices and fewer choices for the American people.” Read Full Article at
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Venezuela opposition puts pressure on President Maduro
Venezuelan congressmen put President Nicolas Maduro under further pressure by voting on Sunday to put him on trial for violating democracy.
The NFL: Twitter’s Kingmaker?
 The NFL has a distinguished history of successful partnerships with upstart media companies. When it became the home of Sunday Night Football in 1987, ESPN’s unprecedented growth accelerated. In 1993, the NFL sold its NFC Sunday afternoon package to Fox, firmly establishing it as the fourth major broadcast…
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Commonwealth Bank and Wells Fargo claim first interbank blockchain trade
The first interbank trade transaction combining blockchain technology, smart contracts, and the Internet of Things has been executed by Commonwealth Bank, Wells Fargo, and Brighann Cotton.
Digital Trends
The first Apple HomeKit compatible garage door opener is coming soon
Add a connected garage door to your smart home without buying a new door opener. Hungary-based Nold Technologies has developed a conversion device that connects to your existing garage door opener. The Nold Open, currently part of an Indiegogo campaign, also adds cloud support, and an Apple HomeKit compatible…
Digital Trends
The award-winning rEvolve tiny home has a roof deck, solar, room for your dog
As the tiny home craze continues to sweep the country, an energy education specialist in Sacramento, California, decided to strike while the iron is hot, creating and running an innovative new tiny home competition. The brainchild of Suzette Bienvenue (our energy education specialist) but officially…
US Police Consider Flying Drones Armed With Stun Guns
Slashdot reader Presto Vivace tipped us off to news reports that U.S. police officials are considering the use of flying drones to taser their suspects. From Digital Trends: Talks have recently taken place between police officials and Taser International, a company that makes stun guns and body cameras…
How-To Geek
Geek Trivia: Which Mammal Has The Most Teeth?
Which Mammal Has The Most Teeth? Giraffes Opossums Humans DolphinsThink you know the answer?
The 16 chains with the best free Wi-Fi, ranked – CNET
Everyone has been there before: Away from home and looking for a solid internet connection, preferably without shelling out a bunch of money. But not all free Wi-Fi is created equal.
New MacBook Pro could have USB-C with MagSafe feature
USB-C might be great and the future of connectors, but for MacBook owners, it’s somewhat of a step backwards. Apple has long had a reversible port and while the USB-C finally makes that a standard everywhere, it lacks one particular MacBook feature: MagSafe. That is pretty much what fans of the MacBook…
After the Dyn attack, Australia needs to look closely at its smart devices
On Friday, a massive distributed denial of services attack (DDoS) knocked out access to a number of major websites. Although the incident appeared to target the U.S., its effects rippled out internationally, reportedly even reaching major banks and supermarket giants in Australia. While facts are still…
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On road to Mosul, Kurd doctors fear being overwhelmed
Nawaran, Irak (AFP) Oct 23, 2016 At a field hospital out in the open, a few kilometres (miles) from newly carved front lines in northern Iraq, Kurdish doctors and foreign soldiers mill around a stretcher on the ground. A Kurdish peshmerga fighter lies writhing in pain, his face swollen and spattered…
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Extensive heat treatment in Middle Stone Age silcrete tool production in South Africa
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 Humans living in South Africa in the Middle Stone Age may have used advanced heating techniques to produce silcrete blades, according to a study published October 19, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Anne Delagnes from the CNRS (PACEA – University of Bordeaux,…
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Typhoon survivors wait for aid in the Philippines
Penablanca, Philippines (AFP) Oct 21, 2016 Hungry Philippine typhoon survivors huddled in makeshift shelters and waited for aid on Friday, after losing nearly everything from one of the most powerful storms to hit the Southeast Asian archipelago. Super Typhoon Haima struck late on Wednesday night…
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Ancient human history more complex than previously thought
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 Relationships between the ancestors of modern humans and other archaic populations such as Neanderthals and Denisovans were likely more complex than previously thought, involving interbreeding within and outside Africa, according to a new estimator developed by geneticists….
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How snakes lost a blueprint for making limbs
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 Snakes lost their limbs over 100 million years ago, but scientists have struggled to identify the genetic changes involved. A Cell paper publishing October 20 sheds some light on the process, describing a stretch of DNA involved in limb formation that is mutated in…
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Receding glaciers in Bolivia leave communities at risk
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 A new study published in The Cryosphere, an European Geosciences Union journal, has found that Bolivian glaciers shrunk by 43% between 1986 and 2014, and will continue to diminish if temperatures in the region continue to increase. “On top of that, glacier recession…
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Hunting gastronomic gold in Italy’s truffle country
Alba, Italy (AFP) Oct 21, 2016 “It is not a job. It’s a passion, a real sickness!” It is the early hours of the morning and Giovanni Sacchetto is explaining why chilly autumn nights find him trailing by moonlight through the woods around Alba in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Sacchetto,…
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Resilient ‘risky-and-reliable’ plant use strategy may have driven Neolithization in Jordan
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 A resilient dietary strategy balancing reliable wetland plants and “riskier” seasonal grasses may have driven adoption of the sedentary lifestyle which later became typical of Neolithic humans, according to a study published October 19, 2016 in the open-access journal…
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Long-Serving DSCS Satellite Takes Over Role of Linking Antarctic Researchers to the World
Christchurch, New Zealand (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 Nearly 21 years after its launch, a Lockheed Martin-built satellite within the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) recently turned its attention to a new mission-supporting the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Amundsen-Scott Station at the…
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Europeans and Africans have different immune systems, and neanderthals are partly to thank
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 It’s long been clear that people from different parts of the world differ in their susceptibility to developing infections as well as chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Now, two studies reported in Cell on October 20 show that those differences in disease…
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Research to help develop next-generation food crops
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) is helping to develop food crops with bigger yields and greater ability to cope with drought compared with today’s plants. Crops such as sorghum and millet produce much more yield and are better…
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Tobacco plants engineered to manufacture high yields of malaria drug
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 In 2015, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded in part for the discovery of artemisinin, a plant-derived compound that’s proven to be a lifesaver in treating malaria. Yet many people who need the drug are not able to access it, in part because it’s…
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Australia partners with Kenya for fintech development
Financial regulatory authorities from both jurisdictions have signed an agreement that will encourage the discussion of cross-border technology concerns.
RT – Daily news
Drone films Iraqi army piling up forces near Mosul before attack on ISIS (VIDEO)
Spectacular drone footage released by RT’s RUPTLY video agency shows the Iraqi army amassing its forces at the gates of Mosul, preparing to retake the city on Monday as the large-scale government offensive enters its second week. Read Full Article at
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Scientists use Moon to study dinosaur killer
Columbia MD (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 A team of scientists led by Universities Space Research Association’s David Kring at the Lunar and Planetary Institute is using observations of the Moon to further understand the impact on Earth that is linked to the extinction of the dinosaurs. The team concludes…
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2016 Ends with Three Supermoons
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 Step outside on October 16, and take a look at the moon. Not only will the moon be full, but on that day, the moon will be at it’s closest point to our planet as it orbits Earth. This makes the October full moon a supermoon. The term supermoon has entered popular…
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No GPS, no problem: Next-generation navigation
Riverside CA (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a highly reliable and accurate navigation system that exploits existing environmental signals such as cellular and Wi-Fi, rather than the Global Positioning System (GPS). The technology…
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Astronomers find oldest known planetary disk
Washington (UPI) Oct 21, 2016 At 45 million years old, a newly discovered primordial ring of gas and dust is the oldest known planet-forming disk in the universe. The record-breaking circumstellar disk surrounds a red dwarf in the Carina stellar association. “Most disks of this kind fade away…
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New technology may allow drones to recharge midflight
London (UPI) Oct 20, 2016 Drone flight times could soon be unlimited. Researchers believe a technology called inductive coupling can allow drones to recharge midflight. Inductive coupling is the transfer of electromagnetic energy from one metal coil to another at a specific frequency. The phenomenon…
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Integrated Imaging Institute Helps Innovators Envision Success
Argonne’s Integrated Imaging Institute is opening its doors to research, academic and industry partners interested in accelerating discovery and innovation through imaging. The institute combines Argonne’s broad suite of imaging and data analysis capabilities to provide researchers with structural, chemical…
Build a bot or not? For banks, Forrester has an important answer (VB live)
VB LIVE: Whether ’tis smarter for banks to suffer the slings and arrows of potentially falling behind — or build bots with their attendant risk. That’s the question we’ll be answering in this VB Live event featuring Forrester senior analyst Peter Wannemacher. Join us for insight into how to leverage…
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‘Felt like war’: Huge fire & multiple blasts captured in northeast Italy (VIDEO)
Alarmed witnesses in the northeast Italian province of Pordenone have uploaded videos of a series of large and fiery blasts that shook the sleepy streets of a town at night. The explosions reportedly took place in a storage facility with gas cylinders. Read Full Article at
WTF is machine learning?
 It’s no coincidence that Alan Turing, one of the most influential computer scientists of all time, started his 1950 treatise on computing with the question “Can machines think?” From our science fiction to our research labs, we have long questioned whether the creation of artificial versions of ourselves…
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UK spies paid a New Zealand firm to help tap key internet lines
It’s no longer a secret that the UK’s GCHQ was expanding its mass surveillance in the years before Edward Snowden’s leaks. However, it hasn’t really been clear as to who was helping it upgrade its spying campaign… until today. The Intercept and Tel…
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‘We are behind’ admits Trump campaign as Clinton targets early voters
A top adviser to Donald Trump acknowledged on Sunday the Republican presidential candidate was lagging behind rival Hillary Clinton, as the Democratic nominee pressed a strategy of encouraging early voting in key battleground states.
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Anonymous claims it took down Ecuadorian govt webmail after embassy banned Assange from internet
Hacktivist group Anonymous said it had shut down the Ecuadorian government mail in retaliation for its decision to cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet connection for the period of the US presidential elections. Read Full Article at
New Apple 13-inch, 15-inch MacBooks coming Thursday, report says
With just a few days left before Apple’s next product event, the rumors are swirling faster every day, but a new one related to the MacBook is particularly interesting.  SEE ALSO: Apple sends out invites to October event Originating from a KGI Securities report surfaced by 9to5Mac on Saturday, the…
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Simple, inexpensive method for creating energy-harvesting wooden floors
In the smart cities of the not-too-distant future, sidewalks might be able to generate power from the footsteps of pedestrians thanks to companies like Pavegen, but while costs have largely restricted this technology to public spaces like shopping centers – and soccer pitches – a new technique…
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Heading footballs ‘affects memory’
Heading a football can significantly affect a player’s brain function and memory for 24 hours, a study finds.
Dorco Finally Powers Up Its Razors
Dorco Pace PowerI don’t always use cartridge razors, but when I do, I prefer they vibrate.Dorco is the best deal in razor blades, the supplier of Dollar Shave Club, and the only company crazy enough to make a 7-blade razor. And now they finally got powered up.……The…
Samsung Still Doesn’t Know What Made Note 7 Go Boom
After continued reports of the phones catching on fire when charged, Samsung finally put the Galaxy Note 7 out of its misery two weeks ago. But 2.5 million recalled devices and $2.3 billion in projected losses later, the company is apparently no closer to identifying what killed its flagship smartphone.Read…
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Mark Zuckerberg’s Long March to China
The Chinese government likes to control social media and what people do with it—but Facebook looks willing to launch in China anyway.
Cuban: AT&T-Time Warner will create more competition
 While many people are arguing that the proposed $85 billion AT&T and Time Warner deal would be bad for consumer choice, billionaire Mark Cuban has a contrarian viewpoint. The merger would lead to “more competition” he tells TechCrunch. Cuban, who made his money through a different media acquisition,…
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Artificial Snow Keeps the Ski Industry Alive. Here’s How It’s Made
It takes about 400 million gallons of water per season. …Read More »
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To Make Great Motoring Watches, Bell & Ross Designed Its Own Car
Watch designer Bruno Belamich’s dream car, come to life. …Read More »
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The Clothes You Need for a Work to Workout Lifestyle
Don’t let mobility (or style) suffer. …Read More »
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Farmers’ party claims surprise victory in Lithuania vote
Lithuanians fed up with low wages and a labour exodus voted for major changes in Sunday’s general election, handing victory to a farmers’ party that previously held just one seat in parliament.
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Reigning Champion – Vacheron Constantin Watch Collection
Geneva’s Vacheron Constantin has been in the watch-making game for so long their prestige is pretty much beyond reproach. The luxury timepiece manufacturer has in fact been operational (without interruption) since 1755, making them the world’s oldest. Along with the honour of being a longstanding titan…
Google doodle honors van Leeuwenhoek, father of microbiology – CNET
Widely considered the first microbiologist, he also designed and ground his own designed single-lens microscopes.
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Israel refuses to sign US document regulating export of killer drones – report
Israel is reportedly refusing to sign a US document on the use and export guidelines of armed drones, fearing it would hurt its defense industries. The State Department paper aims to establish international standards in the production and selling of UAVs. Read Full Article at
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Expansion of the universe may not be accelerating after all
In 1998, it was discovered that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, a finding that earned three astronomers the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011, but new research from Oxford University has prompted a rethink of that widely accepted idea. By using a much larger dataset, the team found…
RT – Daily news
Russia & Saudi Arabia agree to stabilize oil market – minister
Moscow and Riyadh have found common ground on a possible agreement with OPEC and a plan to stabilize oil prices after a meeting in the Saudi capital. Read Full Article at
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Deals of Note: October 24, 2016
How to save on Ebbets Field vintage jerseys, a Yamaha AV receiver and an Old Dutch copper mug set. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: October 24, 2016
A mountain- and street-ready collab, a beer-inspired whisky, a new retro-inspired motorcycle and much more. …Read More »
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Under the hood of the mysterious McLaren Technology Center
As headquarters go, few come can come close to the McLaren Technology Center (MTC) for sheer drama. Designed by Sir Norman Foster, the kidney shaped building was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004 and serves as the base for the company’s automotive arm, Formula 1 team and the boffins at McLaren…
A House in Trees / Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects
© Trieu Chien Architects: Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects Location: Từ Sơn, Bắc Ninh, Vietnam Architect In Charge: Nguyễn Khắc Phước Area: 75.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs:…
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Oklahoma suspect kills 2 with AK-47 after shooting & injuring 2 cops
A suspect is on the run from police after reportedly shooting two people dead in Oklahoma. He is armed with an AK-47 and allegedly shot two officers and a woman earlier. He has also reportedly stolen multiple vehicles. Read Full Article at
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Inmarsat partners with Vodafone on IoT satellite connectivity
Satellite connectivity for the IoT will turn it into the ‘internet of everywhere’, according to Inmarsat, which will provide networks globally for Vodafone.
Panasonic’s home of the future will blow your mind – CNET
Kitchens are still a ways off from cooking and cleaning by themselves, but perhaps these few innovations might just make the home a little bit closer to the world of tomorrow.
India’s Reliance Jio is already the world’s biggest data carrier
In less than two months since its commercial launch, India’s Reliance Jio is already seeing and handling more data traffic on its network than any other telecom operator in the world.  SEE ALSO: India’s Reliance Jio makes changes to its unlimited free use offer to appease rivals The ‘4G-only’ network…
You can help save the Great Barrier Reef by drinking beer
You’ve probably heard of pouring one out for the departed, but one Australian initiative wants you to pour one to save a life that’s not lost just yet — the life of the Great Barrier Reef. SEE ALSO: How you can drink beer and save the world at the same time After launching a crowdfunding campaign in…
The Next Web
Old CRT TVs make for interesting musical instruments
So you suck at guitar. And piano. And drums. Well, there may be hope for you in the music biz yet if you can figure out a novel stage act, like Japanese artist Ei Wada. Wada is all about repurposing old electronic appliances and gadgets into musical instruments. At a recent performance at the Kenpoku…
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Lucid Motors plans to release high-performance, self driving, electric Tesla competitor in 2018
Silicon Valley-based battery and drivetrain company Atieva has rebranded itself as Lucid Motors, and is looking to go into large scale production of a luxury, high performance, autonomous-capable electric car within two years. .. Continue Reading Lucid Motors plans to release high-performance,…
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Sydney University launches on-campus innovation hub
The university has launched the Sydney Social Innovation Hub on campus in Sydney to spark entrepreneurship.
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Abraham Lincoln on Living with Loss: His Magnificent Letter of Consolation to a Grief-stricken Young Woman
On trusting that time will transmute the unbearable pain of grief into “a sad sweet feeling in your heart.” One of the noblest leaders in Western civilization, Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809–April 15, 1865) led a difficult life punctuated by tragedy — his mother’s death when he was only nine, the…
BBC News – World
Banker pleads not guilty to HK murders
British banker Rurik Jutting, accused of murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong, pleads not guilty at the start of his trial.
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Galaxy Note 8 is planned, Korean Note 7 buyers will get it half price
For Korean Samsung customers who had to exchange their faulty Galaxy Note 7 for a S7 or S7 Edge, the company will offer a 50 percent monthly discount when they switch to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. – latest science and technology news stories
No evidence climate change boosts coffee plant disease
Fears that climate change is promoting a fungal disease which can devastate coffee crops may be unfounded, research by the University of Exeter suggests. – latest science and technology news stories
New method increases energy density in lithium batteries
Yuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a new method to increase the energy density of lithium (Li-ion) batteries. He has built a trilayer structure that is stable even in ambient air, which makes the battery both longer lasting and cheaper…
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Iraqi forces close in on Mosul, battling snipers and suicide attackers
Iraqi forces battled Sunday through booby-traps, sniper fire and suicide car bombs to tighten the noose around Mosul, while also hunting Islamic State group jihadists behind attacks elsewhere in the country.
RT – Daily news
Hungary must fight ‘Sovietization’ of Europe by defending borders against refugees – Orban
During the commemoration of an anti-communist uprising in 1956, Hungary’s prime minister said his nation must stand up to the “Sovietization” of Europe by defending its borders against migrants, leading to brawls between his supporters and opponents. Read Full Article at
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Color Your life with Sunvell T95K Pro TV Box!
Sunvell T95K Pro Android 6.0 TV BoxAmlogic S912 Octa-core CPU Supporting KODI 16.1 Dual Band WiFi Bluetooth 4.0 ConnectivityOnly $58.99Coupon code: GBT95KPDescription:Sunvell T95K Pro is powered by Amlogic S912 octa-core CPU. It comes with the newest version of Android 6.0 and gives the users a better… – latest science and technology news stories
A merged AT&T-Time Warner may not do consumers much good
AT&T and Time Warner are playing up how their $85.4 billion merger will lead to innovative new experiences for customers. But analysts, public-interest groups and some politicians are far from convinced. – latest science and technology news stories
Tilting, sinking San Francisco high-rise raises alarm
Pamela Buttery noticed something peculiar six years ago while practicing golf putting in her 57th-floor apartment at the luxurious Millennium Tower. The ball kept veering to the same corner of her living room.
Digital Trends
Sweden has just made it a whole lot harder to fly camera drones
With new drones hitting the market all the time – among them ultra-portable offerings such as DJI’s Mavic and GoPro’s Karma – you can bet we’re going to see an uptick in sales of the remotely controlled flying machine in the run up to Christmas. But depending on where you live, getting the thing off…
Elon Musk says we’re going to Mars, and we’re bringing tunneling droids
In September, at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk revealed a grand plan to visit and, eventually, populate Mars.  The Q&A session after the event was lacking to say the least, but now, during a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) session… – latest science and technology news stories
Philips holds firm on 2016 outlook after healthy quarter
Electronics giant Philips posted a jump in third-quarter net profit Monday on robust sales in its health businesses, where the Dutch company has shifted its focus. – latest science and technology news stories
Robots at center of China’s strategy to leapfrog rivals
The Canbot can say its name, respond to voice commands, and “dance” as it plays Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” Other robots China is displaying at the World Robot Conference can play badminton, sand cell phone cases and sort computer chips.
BBC News – World
US ‘consternation’ over Philippines’ Duterte comments
A senior US diplomat visits Manila and says recent statements by President Rodrigo Duterte are causing “consternation” in the US and other nations.
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faraday future selects AECOM to build its vast manufacturing plant in the nevada desert
once preparatory work is complete later in 2016, the enormous facility’s steel framework can begin assembly. The post faraday future selects AECOM to build its vast manufacturing plant in the nevada desert appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Nvidia sees government as its next A.I. goldmine
Nvidia, a publicly traded company that makes graphics processing units (GPUs), has been focusing its business more and more completely on artificial intelligence (A.I.) after having managed to sell considerable quantities of GPUs for that type of computing work to big companies like Facebook and Google….
Digital Trends
This new beach safety app uses AI to teach swimmers about sea safety
Forget sharks, it’s rip currents that present the biggest danger to beach swimmers. In Australia, around 20 people a year drown in the narrow, fast-flowing, outbound currents, with thousands more saved by lifeguards. Part of the reason those numbers are so high is because such currents are hard to spot until…
BBC News – World
Tom Hayden, famed anti-Vietnam war activist, dies aged 76
Tom Hayden, progressive activist and a prominent figure in the US anti-Vietnam war movement, dies after a lengthy illness.
RT – Daily news
US ‘supports’ Philippine’s war on drugs, remains ‘steady & trusted’ partner – senior US diplomat
America supports the Philippines’ controversial war on drugs and remains a “steady and trusted” partner of the island country, a senior US diplomat for Asia, Daniel Russel, assures. Read Full Article at
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Russia’s oil industry is making the most of a weak ruble
While Russian federal revenue from oil and natural gas production has declined significantly in response to low oil prices, oil and natural gas companies have actually increased investments or only seen modest declines, according to the EIA. Read Full Article at
Get your tickets to the Disrupt London Hackathon now
 The very long wait is over, hackathon fans. Disrupt London 2016 is just around the corner, and we’re thrilled to announce the release of the first wave of tickets to the Disrupt London Hackathon. The Hackathon takes place December 3-4 at London’s beautiful Copper Box Arena, and we hope you’ll join us….
Small Star Wars drones are big in speed and price
Star Wars and drones are almost the perfect mix, but very few have actually turned that into a commercially available dream come true. Sure, there are a few DIYs here and there, but few, if not none, you can buy off the shelf. Well, consider those prayers answered, at least partially, as Propel kicks…
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MIT has built an AI that makes your pictures really spooky
In spite of warnings from some of the world’s smartest people, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a very scary AI.To be more specific, they’ve built a deep learning algorithm to teach an AI what various kinds of spooky image look like, so that it can tweak other images…
Popular Mechanics
SA Invents first new TV antenna in decades
South Africans invent the first new TV antenna in decades and usher in a new era of digital reception after Yagi’s antenna design lasted over nine decades. The post SA Invents first new TV antenna in decades appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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The Future of Movie Magic Is Here
Jungle Book movie director Jon Favreau out-Disneys Walt Disney. Read our interview with the director here. The post The Future of Movie Magic Is Here appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Aluminet Shade Cloth
I bought a panel of 70% Aluminet shade cloth for my chicken run last spring, and I’ve found that it’s remarkable stuff. Shade cloth is designed for gardeners and greenhouses, and is a knitted or woven fabric that blocks a specific percentage of shade. Most shade cloth is black, but Aluminet is made from…
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Here’s why Skyrim will be better on Xbox One than PS4
It’s not been smooth sailing for Skyrim’s long-awaited PS4 mods, and now we’ve found out that their maximum size on Sony’s console will be just a fifth of the Xbox One’s. The news came courtesy of an official FAQ from Bethesda, who clarified that mods would have a maximum size of 1GB, compared to 5GB…
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Prefab houseboat gives water babies a taste of landlubber luxury
The UK’s recently-established Bluefield Houseboats aims to offer the kind of living experience you’d usually expect from a nice house or apartment, but on the water. To this end, the firm uses prefabricated construction, energy-efficient design, and home automation technology in its houseboats. …
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glow-in-the-dark solar-powered cycle lane shimmers blue
a bike path in the north of poland that can light up at night and glow a luminous blue hue, is enhancing cyclists’ safety; comfort; and sustainability to the activity. The post glow-in-the-dark solar-powered cycle lane shimmers blue appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. – latest science and technology news stories
527 South Koreans sue Samsung on Galaxy Note 7 recall
Hundreds of South Korean Galaxy Note 7 smartphone owners filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics on Monday over its handling of the fire-prone device. – latest science and technology news stories
Kepler has caught hundreds of asteroids
Previously, the Kepler space telescope looked straight out from the solar system in a direction almost perpendicular to the ecliptic and the plane of the planets. This way, it could observe the same spot all year long, as the sun, and most of the solar system, were out of its field of view. But since…
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How American Doctors Are Preparing Families for Children With Zika
Doctors in Florida are preparing for the possibility of a few hundred babies born with Zika-related birth defects. While few children have been born in the US with Zika, most pregnant women who became infected in South Florida are due this spring.To combat this issue, Jackson Memorial Hospital and the…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
TetraPOT uses mangroves to grow a greener sea defense system Lee envisions the TetraPOT as a hybrid between artificial sea defense and natural sea defense, an idea encapsulated in his design slogan: “It is not only a defense, but also an ecosystem. A home for other living [things].” The TetraPOT is an opportunity… Physics News
UV light improves smartphone cameras
Photodetectors, which are used in a wide range of systems and devices from smartphones to space stations, are typically only sensitive to light within a certain narrow bandwidth. This presents numerous challenges to product developers. Together with their colleagues from China and Saudi Arabia, scientists…
Digital Trends
YoUP is an inflatable standing desk you can take anywhere
If you didn’t already know it, your body really doesn’t like it if you spend the whole day sitting down. Plenty of research has shown that extended periods spent on your butt can, over time, play havoc with your internal organs and increase the chances of succumbing to a myriad of diseases. In the short…
This is what really happens in a taste test
You think making taste tests go viral is easy? It involves many more moral decisions than one thinks. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Taste Test Parody, Parody, Viral Video, and Challenge
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I Invest In VR Companies–Here’s How To Get Hired By One
You don’t need to be a techie to get into the VR/AR space, says this Silicon Valley VC. Here are his tips on getting noticed. You don’t need to be a techie to get into the VR/AR space, says this Silicon Valley VC. Here are his tips on getting noticed.It’s impossible to walk 10…
AA Summer DLAB Program Applies Computational Design to Concrete
© Architectural Association This year’s Architectural Association (AA) Summer DLAB program culminated in Weave.X, the final working prototype of three-dimensionally interwoven concrete structures. Designed and fabricated by 21 participants from 11 countries in July and August, the prototype…
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The Morning After: Monday October 24th 2016
Happy Monday. Over the weekend, we sampled smart-refrigerated wine, looked back on 15 years of iPod, and asked Amazon’s AI to fact-check politicians for us. Coming up this week: Apple’s MacBook event, some news from Microsoft, and a lot of companies reporting on their quarterly earnings — if you’re…
RT – Daily news
No price jump as Iraq refuses to join OPEC production deal
Oil prices remained stable during Monday trading despite the refusal by OPEC’s second-biggest producer Iraq to join the Saudi Arabia-led initiative for the cartel to cut production. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Huge blast ‘destroys building’ in northwest China town, casualties feared (PHOTOS)
An explosion has ripped through a town in Fugu County, Shaanxi province in northwestern China, resulting in multiple injuries and severe damage to local infrastructure, according to local media. Read Full Article at
Oppo Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker: Oppo’s first wireless speaker hits a high note
Oppo is making the same kind of splash in the wireless speaker market that it’s already done with disc players and headphones. In fact, you could call it a cannonball: The Sonica is one of the best-sounding wireless speakers in its price range. It’s much more than a Bluetooth speaker.You can also…
Google’s Pixel smartphones go on sale in India tomorrow
Google won’t make the world’s fastest growing smartphone market wait for long to get its hands on the new Pixel and Pixel flagship smartphones. This is a stark deviation from the general norm that sees companies take weeks — and sometimes months — in bringing their top smartphones to India.  SEE ALSO:…
With IBM’s Watson, GlaxoSmithKline tackles sniffle and cough questions
If you start feeling a cold or flu coming on this season, you will be able to reach out to IBM’s artificial intelligence-fueled Watson to find some answers to your sniffly, coughy questions. GlaxoSmithKline, (GSK) the world’s sixth-largest pharmaceutical company, is teaming up with IBM to use Watson…
Job of the day: animator/visualiser at PriestmanGoode
Our job of the day from Dezeen Jobs is for an animator/visualiser at London design studio PriestmanGoode, which recently revealed a design to tackle train overcrowding. Read more stories on PriestmanGoode or browse more architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
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The Biggest Video Games Don’t Tell Voice Actors What Game They’re Working On
Fallout 4 opens with a terrible act by a great villain. A mercenary named Kellogg awakes the player from cryosleep only long enough to steal their baby, murder their partner, and put them back into cryosleep for presumably years of nightmares. When the player finally wakes up again they have a singular…
Go Inside China’s Bizarre Theme Park in the Egyptian Desert
Would Stormtroopers and robotic dinosaurs convince you to work in a remote Egyptian desert factory town? China hopes so. The post Go Inside China’s Bizarre Theme Park in the Egyptian Desert appeared first on WIRED.
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France says Turkey, EU must cooperate more than ever
Turkey and the EU need to work together more than ever to save lives amid historic challenges, France’s top diplomat has said, admitting the bloc must help Turkey’s development, modernisation and democratisation even if the road is long.
BBC News – World
Webcams used to attack Reddit and Twitter recalled
Home webcams that were hijacked to help knock popular websites offline last week are being recalled in the US.
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[ User Review ] Ganzo G746 – 1 – CF Foldable Knife
Originally post by TheSmokinApe. <3Url:    $15.38Coupon:    OUT15OFF[ Main Features ]440C stainless steel blade and carbon fiber handleWith rivet on the blade, more convenient for you to open the knifeSemi-automatic quick opening feature, faster to unfold / fold the…
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The best iPhone SE deals in October 2016
If iPhone SE deals are what you seek, you’ve come to the right place. On this page we’re rounding up all of the best iPhone SE deals, so that you can easily find the right deal for your own personal needs. The iPhone SE looks and feels exactly the same as the iPhone 5S. But instead of sporting two-year-old…
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Domes to Droids: Elon Musk has revealed more of his vision for life on Mars
In September Elon Musk stepped on stage at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, to outline his long-term plans for the SpaceX mission to Mars. Now, he’s taken to Reddit to answer questions with more detail on the topic in an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session. Freed from time limitations,…
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The best iPhone 7 Plus deals available in October 2016
The iPhone 7 Plus is now out there in the wild and available to purchase. It was launched alongside the iPhone 7 in September and has now emerged from its pre-order phase. Stock is low on this phone at the moment so the available deals are limited and many of them are quite pricey – but most are a good…
How to recover lost data using TestDisk
There’s one big event that can trigger an overwhelming sense of dread when you’re installing an OS on a friend or family member’s PC: data loss. It’s bad enough when it happens to your own data, but when it’s someone else’s machine, the feeling can be unbearable.I know because that’s the situation I…
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How seaweed eating super cows will save the world
Methane is 36 times more damaging to the environment than carbon dioxide, and livestock are responsible for emitting 44 percent of it around the globe. Those figures aren’t new, but a team of Australian scientists may be close to unlocking the solution that will finally make global greenhouse gas emissions…
How-To Geek
The Best Web Browsers for Speed, Battery Life, and Customization
Let’s be honest: Modern web browsers are all pretty solid. Even Microsoft Edge is much better than older versions of Internet Explorer. But we believe Google Chrome is still the best web browser for most people.Click Here to Continue Reading
Better safe than sorry: 5 apps for encrypting and shredding files
While safeguarding personal and business data has always been important, the necessity for maintaining digital privacy has become even more vital as more of our records are digitized.People are starting to realize that passwords alone aren’t enough. Even with password protection, anything on your computer…
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Future mega web outages: Here’s what the security experts have to say
If you were online at all last Friday, you likely didn’t miss the massive outage that hit many big websites – and warnings about how this happened swiftly followed, not to mention advice on avoiding this kind of scenario in the future. And the biggest resultant pearl of wisdom security experts are currently…
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Microsoft: Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers’ malware
Microsoft is warning Windows users over a fake Microsoft security product that locks an infected computer and tries to trick victims into calling a support hotline.
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Exploding batteries: A serious charge
With Samsung looking at a $4 billion-plus hit due to the Galaxy Note 7’s explosive lithium-ion battery problems, how are the alternative technologies shaping up?
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Project management tips: Five ways to keep your project and your team on target
Big projects are more about people than technology. Here are some ways to keep programs on track.
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New tri-layer structure increases energy density in lithium batteries
Digital Trends
The more your kitchen evolves, the more it stays the same
If you live in an apartment building and walk through the hall at dinnertime, different scents may waft under the doors hinting at the scenes within. Maybe 3B is heating up leftovers, while 3C has had the slow cooker going all day. Meanwhile, the couple in 3D grabbed pizza on the way home, and 3E is…
Mobile Magazine
Google Now Uses Artificial Intelligence to Spot and Fight Online Trolls
In the past, an AI powered app was utilized to fight ISIS. But now, this Google subsidiary application is aimed at eliminating a new enemy – internet trolls. A group called Jigsaw, also Google’s former think tank is now assigned to make use of technology so that particular geopolitical issues may be…
Mobile Magazine
Google’s New Pixel Phone is Considered as iPhone’s Equivalent – Here’s Why
Technology has a funny way of either catching up or biting you from behind. For more than six years Apple’s iPhone series has dominated the smartphone industry and Android series phones had to always play second fiddle. But now, a new player is not only giving Apple a run for its money, it has the […]
Mobile Magazine
Robert Downey Jr. Proposes to Become the Voice of Zuckerberg’s AI Butler but There’s a Catch
Facebook boss and founder Mark Zuckerberg is presently searching for someone to become the voice of his new virtual assistant “butler.” So who else would answer the call but one of Hollywood’s biggest stars playing the role of Tony Stark in Iron Man and Avengers? Robert Downey, Jr. from the Marvel Studios…
Mobile Magazine
Is Your Grandmother Lonely? Hasbro’s “Joy for All Companion Pet” Can Keep Her Company
When kids and adults alike hear the word “Hasbro,” it’s clearly a company name that has enchanted generations with their line of Transformers action figures and even snuggle stuffed toys like My Little Pony. This year, the toy maker is set to hopefully cuddle up to another set of target market, this…
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Improve Your Skiing Experience Through “WingJump” Skiing Wings
Learning to ski is one of the most difficult things in learning sports. There’s something seemingly scary with strapping on skis and looking down on slopes. But now, there’s a new product that can help skiers not only feel safe, but also give them a lift, literally. It’s called WingJump, and it’s the…
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The best iPhone 6S Plus deals in October 2016
The iPhone 6S Plus is the supersized version of the latest Apple iPhone. It comes packing all the excellent features of the iPhone 6 Plus, but with added functionality like improved battery life and 3D touch, which enables you to interact with the phone in different ways depending on how you press on…
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The best Samsung Galaxy S7 deals in October 2016
Want the best Samsung Galaxy S7 deals this month? Well, we’ve rounded them all up right here so you can make sure you’re getting the very top choices for your money. In terms of the phone itself, Samsung launched two high-end handsets this year, and the S7 duo are the best on the market right now. The…
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The best Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge deals in October 2016
We’ve got a good few new and updated deals for you this month, and that’s a great thing as the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is really a rather great phone indeed. It’s bigger than the S6 Edge from last year, it’s better in so many ways and there’s a real reason to go for it over the smaller Galaxy S7. At 5.5-inches…
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The best iPhone 6 deals in October 2016
So your contract is up, you’re ready to upgrade and you’re looking for the best iPhone 6 deal for your budget? Look no further – we’ve done all the research for you, and found all of the UK’s best contracts for Apple’s best-ever iPhone. They’re all 24-month deals – no way around that unfortunately –…
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The best iPhone 6 Plus deals in October 2016
The enormous iPhone 6 Plus is magnificent, and it’s the device that many people wanted Apple to create. Sure it may have been replaced by the equally impressive iPhone 6S Plus, but this is where Apple’s supersized adventure began and it can now be yours for even less. The higher resolution display, larger…
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The best iPhone 5S deals in October 2016
The plucky iPhone 5S is still going, even though it’s now been replaced by the iPhone SE and there’s even the iPhone 7 to contend with. Apple may not be producing the 5S anymore, there’s plenty of stock still sitting around in network’s store rooms. They want to shift the stock, so there are some amazing…
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Mosul Iraq offensive: Kurdish forces besiege key town of Bashiqa
Kurdish forces taking part in the offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants are besieging a key town to the north-east.
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Hundreds of Vietnam drug addicts flee rehabilitation centre
Police in southern Vietnam search for more than 200 drug addicts who broke out of a compulsory rehabilitation centre.
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‘One million’ Chinese officials punished for corruption
China’s Communist Party punished more than one million officials for corruption, the government says ahead of a major party meeting.
How older workers can thrive in IT
Mark Zuckerberg’s infamous foot-in-mouth statement on the importance of being young and technical (“young people are just smarter”) landed him in a lot of hot water. But regardless of whether you believe that technology’s best left to the young generation or you think that it’s wasted on the young, to…
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Tiny house almost doubles in width at the push of a button
Tiny house builders walk a tightrope: make a home too large and it’ll be tricky – or even illegal without a special permit – to tow it on a public road, while too small and the result is a cramped shoebox. Canada’s Zero Squared aims to offer the best of both worlds with a tiny house that expands…
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Buy: Anchor Cable
Nothing brings on a Monday morning tantrum quite like coffee spills or tech fails. Native Union’s new Anchor cable can help with the latter. Instead of fumbling with slipping, tangled USB cables, Anchor boasts a non-slip geometric weight—keeping your…… Continue…
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British banker ‘filmed torture & murder of victim on iPhone,’ Hong Kong court hears
A British banker filmed himself torturing and killing one of his sex worker victims on his iPhone before stuffing her body into a suitcase, a Hong Kong court heard on Monday. Read Full Article at
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German spy agency’s new building in Berlin evacuated due to acid fumes – reports
The new headquarters of Germany’s spy agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), in central Berlin has been evacuated because a dangerously high concentration of sulfuric acid vapors has been detected in its basement, local media reported. Read Full Article at – latest science and technology news stories
With the familiar Cavendish banana in danger, can science help it survive?
The banana is the world’s most popular fruit crop, with over 100 million metric tons produced annually in over 130 tropical and subtropical countries. Edible bananas are the result of a genetic accident in nature that created the seedless fruit we enjoy today. Virtually all the bananas sold across the… – latest science and technology news stories
Rare, lonely ‘lefty’ snail seeks mate for love—and genetic study
Scientists at The University of Nottingham hoping to study the genetics of an ultra-rare garden snail are asking the public for its help in finding the lonely mollusc a mate. – latest science and technology news stories
Professor says Halloween offers safe disgust
Halloween is often a time to seek out not just the spooky things that go bump in the night, but also the gross and horrifying things, too. What seems common to both is that people like the emotional rush free of any actual danger, according to a Purdue University disgust expert. – latest science and technology news stories
Revealing the science of Aboriginal fermentation
Wine researchers at the University of Adelaide are investigating the traditional practices of Australian Aboriginal people in producing fermented beverages and foods. – latest science and technology news stories
Uranus may have two undiscovered moons
NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Uranus 30 years ago, but researchers are still making discoveries from the data it gathered then. A new study led by University of Idaho researchers suggests there could be two tiny, previously undiscovered moonlets orbiting near two of the planet’s rings. – latest science and technology news stories
‘Heartbeat stars’ unlocked in new study
Matters of the heart can be puzzling and mysterious—so too with unusual astronomical objects called heartbeat stars.
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AI Is Not out to Get Us
Hollywood’s dark vision of machines taking over belies how far AI is from meaningful reality—and what it will look like when it gets there — Read more on
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Why Robots Must Learn to Tell Us “No”
Don’t worry about disobedient robots. Devious human masters and misunderstood commands are the real threat — Read more on
Welcome to Lifehacker’s Seventh Annual Evil Week
It’s that time of year again: As Halloween approaches, it’s time to unleash our dark side. Welcome to Lifehacker’s seventh annual Evil Week.The whole idea of “evil” is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but one common theme unites most of the topics we’re covering: Knowledge is power, and whether you use that power…
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3 problems with Mike Lanza’s version of free-range parenting
After mulling over the big New York Times piece from last week, I have some further thoughts on Lanza’s approach to fostering independence in kids.
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China to invest $11bn in Russia’s Lake Baikal tourism
Russian tour operator Grand Baikal has made a deal with Chinese investors to create a “world-class tourism cluster” in Siberia on the shores of the world’s deepest lake. Read Full Article at
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The best Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge deals in October 2016
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is one of our very, very favourite phones, even a year and a half after its release. The curved edge may not have had much functional use (although it’s been imbued with greater powers of late), but as a thing of beauty it’s up there with a crisp September morning as summer…
Popular Mechanics
26 Bold Ideas
We can see the future from here… Microsoft’s hololens The post 26 Bold Ideas appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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November 2016
Catching the wind Besides the prospect of spending an entire day with just my thoughts in the luxurious confines of a fine automobile, it was the detour I was looking forward to. Road trips seem to criss-cross my childhood. I’m glad they can still be part of my life today. Even better, this latest episode……
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TESTED: Samsung Gear 360
Big Blue have hardly put a foot wrong since unveiling the stellar Galaxy S7 and the company isn’t slowing its quality momentum. The post TESTED: Samsung Gear 360 appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Tech in education #tablets4all?
Taking a snapshot of the ever-changing face of technology in education. The post Tech in education #tablets4all? appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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AAD 2016 SA’s defence Industry booms
Maybe the relative lack of heavy-metal military aircraft displays this year meant that the Tshwane skies weren’t shattered to the usual extent The post AAD 2016 SA’s defence Industry booms appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
WikiLeaks says it doesn’t collaborate with states
WikiLeaks claims to have many thousands of sources but does not collaborate with states in the publication of documents, its editorial board said late Sunday. The statement by the board of the whistleblowing site assumes significance after the  administration of U.S. President Barack Obama charged…
Test with Low Voltage, Fix Low-Temperature Failures
Testing automotive ICs with low voltages let us find and eliminate failures that only occur at low temperatures.
John McAfee: North Korea behind Dyn DDoS assault, larger attacks on the way
Whenever a major security incident takes place in the tech world, you can be certain that John McAfee will weigh in with his opinion. The anti-virus pioneer has just revealed who he believes was behind Friday’s DDoS attacks on popular DNS provider Dyn.
The roast dinner burger is here and it’s so wrong it’s right
LONDON — Roast dinners are a British institution.  There’s something about the perfect synthesis of meat, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and gravy that makes this beloved dish so delicious. So cherished is the roast dinner that one restaurant has built the ultimate tribute: the roast dinner burger. …
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Computer Speakers – Good, Better & Best
Everyone loves good music. But good music is sometime only as good as the speaker system that produces it. Laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones all have speakers that produce some degree of quality sound. However, you computing experience can be enhanced by adding a good speaker system.
Review: Logitech Keys-To-Go
This simple slab of a keyboard, case excluded, might just be the ticket for those with occasional keyboard needs. The post Review: Logitech Keys-To-Go appeared first on WIRED.
Cantina Talk: The Start of Star Wars: Episode VIII Revealed (Maybe)
A new rumor floating around the Internet reveals how director Rian Johnson’s film begins. The post Cantina Talk: The Start of Star Wars: Episode VIII Revealed (Maybe) appeared first on WIRED.
Tesla’s Self-Driving Car Plan Seems Insane, But It Just Might Work
Elon Musk promises a Tesla that can drive itself from Los Angeles to New York City, no human needed, by next year. The post Tesla’s Self-Driving Car Plan Seems Insane, But It Just Might Work appeared first on WIRED.
John Kerry on Why Climate Policy Means Everything to America
The Paris climate deal was the first time the US has officially begun thinking and acting in concert with the rest of the world on climate change. The post John Kerry on Why Climate Policy Means Everything to America appeared first on WIRED.
AT&T, Time Warner deal under scrutiny from politicians, consumer groups
The plan by AT&T to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion has come under the microscope of U.S. politicians and public interest groups that are concerned about the antitrust implications of the mega-deal. On Saturday, Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and CEO, said the deal would let it combine…
What to expect from Apple’s Oct. 27th event
You didn’t actually expect to have to wait until Apple’s Thursday event to know what they company is going to announce, did you?The rumors have been flying for a while, and now a trusted analyst has chimed in with more expectations for the tech giant’s big event. So what is on the docket?In IT Blogwatch,…
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Weed on-demand startup Eaze inhales $13 million in funding to grow into new markets
 The “Uber for weed” startup Eaze has grown quite a bit over the last year and it intends to expand even more. To get it there, Eaze has closed on $13 million in Series B funding from Fresh VC, Doll Capital Management (DCM) and Tusk Ventures. Eaze launched in July of 2014 to help medical marijuana patients…
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Why Math Education in the U.S. Doesn’t Add Up
Research shows that an emphasis on memorization, rote procedures and speed impairs learning and achievement  — Read more on
Cygnus Cargo spacecraft successfully docks with ISS
Orbital ATK has successfully launched a cargo spacecraft that docked with the ISS on October 23, 2016. The cargo ship was hauling much needed supplies and science experiments for the crew of six aboard the ISS to work on. Cygnus was captured by the robotic arm of the space station at 7:28am EDT to be… – latest science and technology news stories
Hotspots in an active galactic nucleus
The nucleus of a so-called “active” galaxy contains a massive black hole that is vigorously accreting material. As a result, the nucleus often ejects bipolar jets of rapidly moving charged particles that radiate brightly at many wavelengths, in particular radio wavelengths. Active galaxies display a… – latest science and technology news stories
Studying the effects of incarceration on women and their families
The number of women in prison has increased dramatically in the last several decades, yet there is little research into women’s experiences in prison and how it affects their families. – latest science and technology news stories
Image: Hubble spins a web into the Red Spider Nebula
Huge waves are sculpted in this two-lobed nebula called the Red Spider Nebula, located some 3,000 light-years away in the constellation of Sagittarius. – latest science and technology news stories
Trump’s chauvinism appeals to some voters more than others
Even after mounting evidence of Donald Trump’s exploitative and demeaning treatment of women, his standing in the polls still hovers above 40%. On the face of it that’s more than a little shocking – but less surprising is the gender split among his supporters. – latest science and technology news stories
A rare opportunity for planet hunting in Alpha Centauri A predicted for 2028
A very rare gravitational lensing event, set to occur in 2028, has been predicted by a team of French astronomers led by Pierre Kervella of the CNRS/Universidad de Chile. It will provide an ideal opportunity to look for evidence of a planet around a nearby star. – latest science and technology news stories
To uncover the secrets of exoplanets, try listening to them
From rainfall patterns to share price performance, the usual way to analyse any data that shows something changing over a period of time is to put it into a graphic. Making data visual usually makes it much easier to understand the trends – but not always. – latest science and technology news stories
Is someone really trying to find out if they can destroy the internet?
A prolonged Internet outage prevented access to major sites like Twitter, Netflix, Spotify and The New York Times on Friday. The attack has commentators concerned that this is was a practice run for future, promising more frequent and widespread disruption of the internet. The distributed denial of service… – latest science and technology news stories
Study validates effectiveness of Sarbanes Oxley 406 Financial Code of Ethics
The Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002 was passed following the WorldCom and Enron accounting scandals with the intent of lowering the prevalence of financial misconduct. Section 406 of the Act requires public companies to disclose whether they had adopted a specific code of ethics for principal, financial…
Linux Kernel 4.7 Reaches End of Life, Users Urged To Move To Linux 4.8
prisoninmate writes: The Linux 4.7 kernel branch officially reached end of life, and it has already been marked as EOL on the website, which means that the Linux kernel 4.7.10 maintenance update is the last one that will be released for this branch. It also means that you need to either update…
French surveillance law is unconstitutional after all, highest court says
The French Constitutional Council has taken another look at a new security law it waved through in July 2015, and found it wanting.A key clause of last year’s Surveillance Law essentially allowed security agencies to monitor and control wireless communications without the usual oversight applied to wiretapping…
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First Click: Apple says hello, Microsoft Surface all-in-one PC, and more in the week ahead
We’ve got two huge tech events this week starting with Microsoft on Wednesday, followed by Apple on Thursday. Microsoft’s Surface event in New York City is expected to yield new Surface hardware and details about the next Windows 10 software update. We also anticipate some Xbox-related news. What…
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The Rise Of Bradley Tusk, Silicon Valley’s Political Savior
Tusk has been called the “Uber lobbyist” and “Silicon Valley’s favorite political fixer.” Does he want something more? Tusk has been called the “Uber lobbyist” and “Silicon Valley’s favorite political fixer.” Does he want something more?In 2011, Uber was a tiny transportation startup…
Samsung is hoping to rekindle Note brand name next year
 Samsung is stepping up its brand damage limitation efforts in the wake of the flaming battery disaster of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone by offering owners of the recalled device in South Korea the ability to upgrade to a Galaxy S8 or Note 8 device next year if they trade in their Note 7 for a Galaxy…
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Download of the day: Wise Folder Hider
Keeping private information private when using a shared PC can sometimes be a lot more tedious that protecting against online threats. Wise Folder Hider aims to make that situation a thing of the past.  Why you need it Whether you’ve got a list of surprises for your other half’s birthday or a secret…
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3rd shipwreck from 16th-century Spanish fleet discovered off Florida (VIDEO)
A team of archaeologists from the University of West Florida has uncovered a third shipwreck from a sunken 16th century fleet of Spanish ships in Pensacola Bay. Read Full Article at
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Mosul battle: ‘All those who have died are my sons’
Commanders say that large advances have been made against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq, but there have been losses.
Airportraits, Crazy Things the TSA has Confiscated, and Some Soothing Jellyfish
This week we’re checking out Mike Kelley’s Airportraits, or those photos of dozens of planes taking off and landing in the same frame, relaxing to a soothing stream of jellyfish, talking about why so many restaurants have gone bankrupt, and more.Welcome to Lifehacker’s Monday Brain Buffet, a series where…
Meet The Economist Running For President
This is In Real Terms, a weekly column analyzing the latest economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments.“I’m fully prepared not to become president of the United States,” Laurence Kotlikoff told me, more than an hour into a telephone interview…
Significant Digits For Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.10 timesThe Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series for the first time since 1945. The Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908, when there was still an Ottoman Empire. Moreover, their victory in the… Physics News
New metamaterial paves way for terahertz technologies
A research team led by UCLA electrical engineers has developed an artificial composite material to control of higher-frequency electromagnetic waves, such as those in the terahertz and far-infrared frequencies.
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Singapore to trial driverless buses after successful shuttle pilot
 Driverless technology moved closer to becoming an everyday reality last week in the U.S. thanks to Tesla, but in Singapore it’s already expanding from testing with taxis to testing with full-size city buses in real-world situations. The new bus program will see two electric hybrid buses begin to ferry…
IKEA Foundation CEO says adapting refugee shelter is “like playing with Lego”
Better Shelter is the latest IKEA product to be hacked, according to the head of the company’s charitable foundation, who told Dezeen the modular refugee cabin is now being used to create doctors’ surgeries and schools. Read more
Brenton Studio Briessa Mid-Back Vinyl Chair (Black or Brown) $44.99
Brenton Studio Briessa Mid-Back Vinyl Chair (Black or Brown) $44.99
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What Are Curves in Photoshop?
The Curves adjustment layer is one of the most important tools in Photoshop. It’s the best way to adjust the brightness and contrast of your images. If you want to get good with Photoshop, you’ll need to master Curves.Click Here to Continue Reading
LVL wearable hydration monitor tracks activity and more
Drinking enough water is a big deal for active people who are into fitness. A new device has turned up on Kickstarter called the LVL that is hailed as the first wearable hydration monitor. The designers say that LVL allows the user to track the complete picture of their health and tracks activity, sleep,…
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This tiny brain parasite seems to make rodents braver—and it likes humans, too
Enlarge (credit: Wendy Ingram) You don’t have to watch Tom and Jerry cartoons to know that mice run away from cats. Mice and rats are born with an innate, hardwired fear of their feline predators, and the very scent of a cat is terrifying to them. So it was quite a surprise when in 2000, parasitologist…
Sony Launching Seven PS Vita Models For One Square Enix RPG
I keep hearing that the PS Vita is a dead platform, but I don’t agree. The space given over to the Vita and its games on store shelves may be tiny, but the […] – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers quantify effect of global warming on fungal disease in frogs and toads for the first time
At high altitudes, frogs and toads are being infected by a deadly chytrid fungus at increasingly high rates in the Pyrenees Aspe Valley, France. The spike in mortality of these toads is blamed on warming in these mountains, which drives fungal infection in frogs and toads, and is expected to get worse. – latest science and technology news stories
How to boost the business of science for the benefit of us all
There has been some talk in recent weeks that Australia’s much-vaunted “ideas boom” may be over before it’s really begun. But the truth is Australian ideas were booming long before the Turnbull government coined the term – and will continue for a long time to come. – latest science and technology news stories
World first demonstration of virtualised 5G architecture
The University of Surrey’s 5GIC (part of the Institute for Communications Systems) has – for the first time worldwide – produced a full demonstration of its FDC, which points to a significant reduction in deployment, optimisation and upgrade costs for network operators. The FDC was demonstrated over… – latest science and technology news stories
Stem cells also rust
Oxygen in the air is well known to cause damaging rust on cars through a process known as oxidation. Similarly, a research group at Lund University in Sweden, has now identified that certain cells during embryonic development also are negatively affected by oxidation. This oxidation is capable of leading… – latest science and technology news stories
TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal
Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would tie up two major players in the day trading industry during an era when an increasingly large number of investors are choosing index funds over stock picking. – latest science and technology news stories
Germany stalls Chinese takeover of tech firm Aixtron
The German government on Monday said it had withdrawn approval for a Chinese firm to acquire Aixtron, a supplier to the semiconductor industry, amid growing unease over Chinese investment in German companies. – latest science and technology news stories
Four weeks at sea for climate research
A complex system of surface and deep water currents circulates in the North Atlantic, between Iceland and the Azores, called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). The Gulf Stream, which transports heat to the North Atlantic, is part of the system and causes mild climates in western… – latest science and technology news stories
New bacteria groups, and stunning diversity, discovered underground
One of the most detailed genomic studies of any ecosystem to date has revealed an underground world of stunning microbial diversity, and added dozens of new branches to the tree of life. – latest science and technology news stories
Adding social touch to robotics
A squeeze in the arm, a pat on the shoulder, or a slap in the face – touch is an important part of the social interaction between people. Social touch, however, is a relatively unknown field when it comes to robots, even though robots operate with increasing frequency in society at large, rather than… – latest science and technology news stories
Discovery set to make food and flowers last longer
A pair of Curtin University researchers has come up with a way of extending the shelf-life of vegetables, fruit and flowers by slowing down the process that leads to them spoiling.
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Cronyism at the Gas Pump
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssCorporate WelfareTaxes and SpendingPolitical TheoryCronyism at the Gas Pump 0 Views Since 1993, the federal government has levied a gas tax of 18.4 cents per gallon. State governments also set and levy their own gas taxes. All considered, Americans pay…
A 1.8-million-year-old fossil may belong to the oldest right-handed human
As any lefty knows well, our world is largely built for righties. Basic items from scissors and knives to cameras and computer mice are all designed to suit the roughly nine in 10 people who are right-handed. New evidence suggests this lopsided split may date back more than a millennia, according to…
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Study finds that obese women have more sex.
How much sex a person has is the result of many factors… but are there any that seem more important? To find out, these researchers collected data from 254 women in their thirties, asking them about their personal and physical lives. It turns out that over 40% of the women sampled had sex at least…
Netflix proposes $800M debt offering to raise funds for content and more
 Netflix has proposed a new offering of $800 million in senior notes, the company announced today. The proposed $800 debt raise follows a similar $1.5 billion senior notes raise priced in February, 2015. Netflix’s stated aim in raising the new funding is to provide liquid assets it can use to acquire…
For the disability community, tech is the great equalizer – CNET
Welcome to Tech Enabled, a new series chronicling the role tech plays in providing new kinds of accessibility.
A quadriplegic’s challenge: Make me a touch-free phone – CNET
The Sesame Enable app uses a phone’s front-facing camera and voice commands to give the physically disabled a way to use the device.
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This Stained-Glass Dalek Is Beautiful But Deadly
Longtime fans of Doctor Who will know Big Finish for their ongoing range of audio dramas featuring past Doctors, which they’ve been doing since 1999. In recent years they’ve given us a number of nice treats, including new adventures featuring the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble and a series of box sets… – latest science and technology news stories
Battle lines drawn fast at global whaling huddle
A key meeting on whales opened to early confrontation Monday with Japan seeking an end to a 30-year moratorium on whale hunting, and others proposing an Atlantic cetacean sanctuary. – latest science and technology news stories
Public urged to help solve the mystery of why one of Britain’s best-loved animals, the hedgehog, is in decline
The public have been urged to help solve the mystery of why one of Britain’s best-loved animals, the hedgehog, is in decline. – latest science and technology news stories
Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits new high: UN
The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere averaged a record 400 parts per million in 2015, an ominous milestone for the planet’s health, the UN said Monday. – latest science and technology news stories
New materials with photonic crystals that filter radiation designed
Research by the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre has proposed various designs for photonic crystal materials that can be used to filter radiation. Specifically, the focus has been to develop a coating comprising dielectric spheres that, applied to a window, would prevent outside heat from entering… – latest science and technology news stories
How plants time their flowering
The onset of flowering is a central event in the life cycle of a plant and ensures reproduction. From an agricultural perspective, it is important that flowering takes place at the right time to optimise harvests. Professor Markus Schmid is leading a project to find out how flowering time is regulated… – latest science and technology news stories
Studying insects’ response to short term climate events
Studying the response of living organisms to climate change is essential in the face of what increasingly looks like an irreversible trend. However, unlike other species which have gathered much scientific attention, insects seem to have been left behind. An EU project is seeking to bridge this knowledge…
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Seventy Years Ago, Humans Saw Earth from Space for the First Time
First photo of Earth from space, taken October 24, 1946. Image: US Army/White Sands Missile Range/Applied Physics LaboratoryThe view of Earth from outer space has utterly transformed perspectives on our civilization, our planet, and our relationship to the universe beyond our skies. This Monday marks…
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How to Make a Zika Vaccine in the Middle of an Epidemic
Image: U.S. Army Corps of Engineer/FlickrAs cooler weather descends on the United States, the fear surrounding a local spread of Zika has started to die off. The Wynwood neighborhood in Miami, the area hit hardest by local transmission of the virus in the US this summer, was officially declared Zika-free…
RT – Daily news
Obama urged to block extradition of autistic British hacker Lauri Love
British lawmakers are calling on US President Barack Obama to halt the extradition of Lauri Love, an autistic computer hacker, who faces up to 99 years in prison for illegally accessing US government networks. Read Full Article at
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IBM Watson collaborates on EP with Grammy-winning producer
IBM’s Watson has upended any romantic notions of songwriting by making it a precise formula of inspiration, emotion, musical theory and trends. The AI system’s new music algorithm, called “Beat,” helped producer Alex da Kid create his first solo EP of four songs, the first of which, Not Easy (feat. X…
Ars Technica
Ex-CEO of red light camera firm sentenced to 14 months for bribery
Enlarge (credit: Glenn Koenig / Getty Images News) Karen Finley, former CEO of embattled red light camera vendor Redflex, was sentenced last week to 14 months in prison. Finley pled guilty last year to federal corruption charges in Ohio. As prosecutors wrote in a statement in June 2015: on Friday:…
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From Texas to the Smithsonian, following a trail of sexual misconduct
In June 2011, Angie, a research student at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, was attending a popular Friday evening happy hour at the museum. During the event, she says, another scientist lured her into a hallway on a pretext and then suddenly groped her buttocks. That scientist… Full Feed
A Trump Voter Plays ‘Black Jeopardy’: Watch This Politically Incorrect, Weirdly Moving SNL Skit
An amazing skit from the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live offers a glimmer of hope that our national political dialogue can still be salvaged once this unrelentingly divisive and demoralizing campaign season is done. Like a lot of good satire, the skit is politically incorrect, relying on…
Why You Keep Falling For Stores’ Pricing Psychology Tricks
We’ve grown wise to how stores try to trick you into paying more by using shady pricing psychology tricks. If we know how they work, though, why do we keep falling for them? In short, because we want to.We like to blame evil stores for using manipulative tactics to trick you into stuff you would never…
Nintendo Switch: Details, Wishes, Rumors, and Questions
Decades of hardware ideas and expertise finally crystallized in one device. The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s final form. But what else is it?
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Onegee Bungee
Price: $17/2pk.  | Buy | LinkA smart update to the bungee cord, Onegee’s durable composite hooks can be moved along the length of the cord and grip tighter the more you pull, letting you adjust the bungee to the exact length you need – anywhere from 6″ to 72″. Works with plain rope too. More…
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#Podesta latest: WikiLeaks releases 17th batch of Clinton campaign chair emails
WikiLeaks has released a new tranche of emails from the hacked account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta. Read Full Article at
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3D-printed Aquaponic Homes grow their own veggies and fish
Aquaponic future-housing proposes 3 level homes, made from 3D printed biodegradable bioplastic, which revolutionize the way in which urban inhabitants source, prepare and eat food. This future housing proposal taps in to the numerous benefits of urban farming, using aquaponics – a closed-loop symbiosis… Physics News
Modernizing the format of nuclear data
When atomic nuclei collide with other nuclei or subatomic particles, a large number of reactions can occur, resulting in many possible products. High-quality data describing these nuclear reactions are essential for many important scientific, engineering, and commercial applications. These applications…
How to Get The Best Sound Quality From Your Laptop
Whether you’re gaming, watching movies, or streaming Spotify, there are likely to be times when your laptop’s default sound setup doesn’t quite hit the highs and lows you’re looking for. If you don’t want to settle for subpar audio any longer, there are ways to improve it, and we’ve outlined some of…
Digital Trends
Science conference accepts paper written using iOS auto-complete
One of the biggest accomplishments that a professor can achieve is reaching tenure, a process that is surely expedited by having your paper recognized by a scientific conference. Unfortunately, how Christoph Bartneck got to that point leaves more questions than answers, reports The Guardian. An associate…
Air India sets record with world’s longest non-stop flight in shortest time
An Indian airline has set an example for the world to see by travelling a rather unconventional route to save time and fuel.  SEE ALSO: India is still not keen to allow in-flight Wi-Fi Air India’s flight AI173 earlier this month flew 15,300 km from New Delhi to San Francisco through the trans-Pacific…
Ars Technica
AI judge created by British scientists can predict human rights rulings
(credit: CherryX) An artificial intelligence “judge” that can accurately predict many of Europe’s top human rights court rulings has been created by a team of computer scientists and legal experts. The AI system—developed by researchers from University College London, the University of Sheffield,…
The Next Web
You’re stronger than you think
I’m not a very muscular guy, but I can move mountains. Or fridges that are too heavy for one person. Or a vault that weighs as much as a car. I can do these unimaginable feats not because I’m strong, but because I lack the self awareness that tells me I can’t. I have no fear, I’m stubborn, and I’m creative….
Analysts predicting Q4 Mac sales will be down 11% year-on-year as we await new ones
An analyst round-up by Philip Elmer-DeWitt shows clear expectations of the fourth quarterly year-on-year decline in a row of Mac sales. Most of the estimates are very strongly clustered around the 5M mark, with the average suggesting a 10.79% fall from last year’s 5.7M to 5.1M this year. The sales…
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Plane crash in Malta kills French anti-trafficking team on board
A French-chartered plane monitoring trafficking activity in the Mediterranean crashed in a ball of flames at Malta’s international airport on Monday, killing all five people on board, officials said.
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HeadStand – For Your Headphones By Just Mobile
Just Mobile HeadStand™ is the perfect place to hang your high-design headphones. Precision engineered from aluminium, this desktop stand keeps your prized headphones on display – and within easy reach. The HeadStand is carefully crafted from polished, anodized aluminum, and as such looks perfectly natural…
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Lensta – World’s Best Lens For Smartphone Photography
Lensta is a professional smartphone lens that combines all the elements needed to capture perfect photos with high-resolution, lively colors and great angle. Lensta allows you to have a broader width, bigger perspective, and more elements and people in your photos. Its goal is never to leave anyone or…
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CAFELE Luxury Ultra-Thin Case for iPhone 7
Keep up with the luxurious design of your iPhone 7 by covering it with the CAFELE Luxury Case for iPhone 7. The beauty of this case lies in the PP backplate that will provide you with that comfortable grip you desire. The case is so thin that you will not even be aware of the presence of the outer shell…
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Clair B Portable Air Purifier
Opt for clean air wherever you go with the Clair B Portable Air Purifier. This small yet mighty device has been designed to fit perfectly in your vehicle’s cup holder so you can breathe with ease even on the road. Armed with a swivel vent, the Clair B Air Purifier can rotate a full 180 degrees to spread…
Dezeen’s Top Jobs of the Week: UC Davis, Nike, Young Projects and More
In partnership with Dezeen, Architizer presents this week’s selection of architectural positions from the international architecture and design jobs board Dezeen Jobs! The top five job postings this week include openings at Nike in Hilversum, Young Projects in Brooklyn and RIBA in London. Manetti…
Young Architect Guide: 8 Simple Computer Tricks to Help You Save Time
Michael Riscica is a licensed architect from Portland, Oregon, who has been advancing the profession with his blog He has written extensively about the architect exam and published the book How to Pass the Architect Registration Exam. Michael recently launched Young Architect…
Design Milk
Ding: A Smart, Modern Doorbell
While doorbells have remained pretty much the same over the years, Ding has been working behind the scenes to change that. They’ve launched the Ding Smart Doorbell which aims to be a simple yet smart solution for your modern home. Ding is comprised of three components – the doorbell button,…
How-To Geek
How to Run Command Prompt Commands from a Windows Shortcut
Shortcuts are great for giving you quick access to files, apps, and folders. But did you know you can also use them to run Command Prompt commands?Click Here to Continue Reading
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The Doctor Will See You Now–And So Will Everyone Else
A cybersecurity expert tackles breast cancer and data privacy — Read more on
RT – Daily news
Police officer fighting for life after being ‘dragged along road in hit & run’
A female police officer is in intensive care after being “deliberately” mowed down by a car and dragged along the road in Glasgow on Sunday night. Read Full Article at
The Gadget Flow
Betterspot Smart VPN Router
Stay protected while you browse with the Betterspot Smart VPN Router. This sleek and compact device enables you to access content previously unavailable such as geo-restricted or censored content while also giving you as much anonymity as possible. The Betterspot Smart VPN Router does this by masking…
The Gadget Flow
Booq Pack Pro Backpack
Travel and commute in style with the Booq Pack Pro Backpack. Coming in a super stylish all black, this bag has all the room you could need as well as a highly protective 15-inch laptop sleeve for safely transporting your device. Complete with a rugged ballistic nylon exterior with a waterproof coating,…
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FEND Collapsible Bicycle Helmet
It’s important to be safe while riding your bike. Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget your bulky helmet or even refuse to take it due to its size. But the FEND Collapsible Bicycle Helmet is here to keep you safe. Using a proprietary join system, the FEND Collapsible Bicycle Helmet folds down in a hemispherical…
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Tobii Eye Tracker 4C
Make your gaming experience more immersive with the new Tobii Eye Tracker 4C. Intended to complement, rather than replace traditional PC gaming inputs, the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C uses gamer’s eye movement to create a new input modality. Pairing eye tracking with mouse and keyboard or gamepad controls give…
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Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones
Eliminate the noise of everyday life and enjoy the crisp clarity of your favorite artists with iLive Platinum’s Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones (IAHP86B). Free from distraction and wires, you’ll feel like you’re in the studio with the bands you love. Control your music and phone calls (up to 33ft…
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The Ultimate All-Weather Coat
Introducing the beautifully styled all-weather wool coats, the new F16 weatherproof and fashion-forward outerwear collection by Mia Melon & One Man Outerwear. Using similar technology as the large outdoor brands and applying to the fashion industry, each of these coats has been equipped with a 5000/3000…
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Big Joe Original Bean Bag Chair
Channel your inner kid with the Big Joe Original Bean Bag Chair. Bringing back a fond childhood memory, this adult-sized bean bag is extra large and extra comfortable. Made with SmartMax fabric, the Big Joe Bean Bag Chair is super tough as well as stain resistant, water resistant, and can be easily cleaned…
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iLuun – The Smart Wireless Storage Drive For iPhone & Android
iLuun Air is the world’s first wireless flash drive created to work not just with your computer, but also with your mobile devices. With the iLuun Air, you can easily, quickly, and safely move your photos, videos, music, and other content between computers, smartphones, and tablets without the need for…
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Microsoft’s Surface PC event: what to expect
Microsoft is returning to New York City this week to host a special press event on October 26th. While Microsoft held a similar event last year in October, this year’s show is expected to include less hardware, with more of a theme around 3D and creativity. That theme will extend directly to an expected…
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Tim Kaine Not Worried About Wikileaks Targetting Him, Clinton Calls Trump a Loser, Kurdish Forces Say They’re Within 5 Miles of Mosul: A.M. Links
Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine says he’s not worried about Wikileaks targetting him. Clinton called Donald Trump a “loser” on the campaign trail. Gary Johnson could win New Mexico. Kurdish commanders say their forces are within 5 miles of Mosul. The Pentagon wants veterans from the California…
Ars Technica
Brexit: Microsoft jacks up prices, SAP sees UK growth, and Adobe doesn’t blink
Enlarge (credit: Scott Hough) The precipitous drop in the value of the pound caused by Brexit has led to rocketing prices for Microsoft’s cloud and on-premise business services in the UK. From the start of next year, Microsoft’s enterprise software will be 13 percent more expensive, while enterprise…
Yes, Galaxy Note 8 will still arrive in 2017 – CNET
Samsung isn’t giving up on the Note just yet.
Save $80 On the Already-Affordable Moto G, With a Small Catch
Amazon already offers the Moto G at a $50 discount with lockscreen ads, but today only, you can save an extra $30, bringing the handset down to an absurdly affordable $120.Read more…
Facebook expands Safety Center to 50 languages, doubles down on bullies with 60 partners
 As Facebook, the social network with 1.7 billion users, has come under fire for how it has handled its editorial role as a “media” company, it is also trying to launch more ways for people to control their experience on the platform. Today the company unveiled a redesigned Safety Center, now localised…
DDoS attack: Apple’s HomeKit for a safer smarthome
Philip K Dick saw the future when he wrote Ubik in ’69, a place in which artificially intelligent infrastructure took control. Today we are building the Internet of Things, and the recent massive DDoS attack in which DVRs and connected cameras made by Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology were subverted to create…
The NBA Is Now Shooting Live Games Just for Your Phone
70 percent of NBA League Pass subscribers watch games on mobile devices, so the NBA will start shooting action for phones. The post The NBA Is Now Shooting Live Games Just for Your Phone appeared first on WIRED.
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iPhone 7 vs Google Pixel: Google Assistant is better than Apple’s Siri
With Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 out of race, the battle for best smartphone on the market is set to play out between the Google Pixel and the iPhone 7 – and one important aspect is how well Google Assistant fares against Apple’s Siri. In his latest video, popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee squares off the…
Prefab ARK Shelter Clad With Wood Inside And Outside
Prefab houses are getting more and more popularity because they are easy to construct, don’t cost much and look cool and cozy. Such sustainable homes are ideal as simple house extensions, additional home offices or simple country houses that can be built in just a few days. I’d like to share one more…
The Awesomer
Inverted Flight Fun
LinkRecord-setting stunt pilot Spencer Suderman takes us along for a crazy series of twists, turns, and barrel rolls, over Southern California. We can’t decide if the GoPro’s gimbal setup made us more or less dizzy than a stationary camera. More Awesome Stuff: DronesurfingInverted Spin World RecordMatt… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Nanoantenna Lighting-Rod Effect Allows Speedy Optical Switches
A team of researchers, led by the University of Southampton, have built a fast nanoscale optical transistor using gold nanoantenna assisted phase transition. The details of this research work have…
A Flashlight That Can Start Fires and Cook Dinner Is the Best Camping Accessory
Wicked Lasers is known for its handheld lasers and flashlights that redefine what it means to be bright. A few years ago it released a flashlight that was intense enough to start a fire, and now the company has managed to dramatically shrink its design so you can easily bring it the next time you go…
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How To Get Thicker Hair
While many of us take our full head of hair for granted, most of us will at some point come to the realisation that our voluminous head of luscious locks has a “best before” date, and when the inconvenient effects of ageing sneak up on you they sneak up quickly. Even a flowing Steven Seagal style ponytail…
RT – Daily news
3 killed, 28 injured in militant shelling of govt-held Aleppo (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
Three people have been killed, including a seven-year-old girl, and 28 more injured after militants shelled residential areas of government-held West Aleppo, reports RT correspondent Murad Gazdiev, who is there and has spoken to those injured. Read Full Article at
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Man arrested under terrorism laws over ‘chemical incident’ at London City Airport
A man has been arrested under terrorism laws after trying to unleash a “noxious substance” at London City Airport on Friday. Read Full Article at
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XPRIZE launches two new competitions addressing water scarcity and women’s safety
The non-profit group XPRIZE, which creates global competitions to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems using technology, is launching two new competitions today: one to address access to fresh water, the other to address women’s safety. The two challenges were chosen because of their importance…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Sunflare’s new thin solar cells can attach to any surface with tape
Related: 1-micrometer-thin flexible solar cells can wrap around a pencil + Sunflare Via Treehugger Images via Sunflare
RT – Daily news
Where violence became norm: ‘Jungle’ camp clear-up kicks off in Calais (VIDEO)
An operation to raze the infamous ‘Jungle’ camp has kicked off in Calais, northern France, where violence broke out between armed police and migrants protesting against government plans to dismantle the home of up to 10,000 and relocate the inhabitants. Read Full Article at
Creepy Millipede With 414 Legs and Four Penises Will Haunt Your Nightmares
Just in time for Halloween, researchers have uncovered a new species of millipede that boasts an impressive array of features guaranteed to make you squirm.Read more…
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Apple Sold 70% Fewer Apple Watches This Summer Compared to Last
The latest numbers from market research firm IDC reveal Apple Watch shipments totaled an estimated 1.1 million units in the third quarter, reflecting a three-month period between July and September, a sharp 71.6% decline compared to an estimated 3.9 million Apple Watch shipments last summer. The decline…
Never mind tomorrow’s iPhone numbers, say analysts: there will be explosive sales next year
While Apple’s guidance and industry forecasts alike point to the company reporting another quarter of year-on-year decline in iPhone sales, analysts seem increasingly optimistic about the prospects for next year’s iPhone. Garter argued earlier this month that the radical new iPhone design expected…
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‘Soft and hairy’ architecture: why designs should embrace nature
Some may still hate buildings that include greenery but its benefits for wellbeing are undeniable The post ‘Soft and hairy’ architecture: why designs should embrace nature appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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AWS cloud costs: Amazon hopes these tools can help fight budget blowouts
AWS has released new budgeting tools to enable businesses to impose control on unchecked cloud costs across multiple projects.
RT – Daily news
Asylum seekers burn EU offices in Greek migrant camp (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Asylum seekers, angry at the slow progress of their paperwork, attacked and burnt down offices at a camp in Lesbos, Greece. The attack happened while interviews with fellow migrants were taking place inside, officials say. Read Full Article at Full Feed
Points For Honesty: Pool Contractors Want to be Licensed so They Can Charge Higher Prices
New Jersey could create a new category of professional licenses, and no one is even bothering to pretend that it’s about anything other than driving up prices and limiting competition. That’s what licensing schemes usually do, of course, but they are usually passed under the guise of protecting consumers’…
Three new Mac laptops appear in Russian regulatory database ahead of Apple’s ‘hello again’ event on Thursday
In case there needed to be any more smoke to the fire, Russian trademark filings reveal that Apple is readying the release of three new Macs running macOS Sierra. The products have apparently passed the Russian registration, labelled as ‘portable personal computer models’ with model identifiers A1706,… Full Feed
Gary Johnson’s 27% Showing in Another Military Poll Is a Warning Shot to Smug Interventionists
Last week Military Times and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families released another presidential poll among active-duty personnel, conducted Oct. 12-14. Donald Trump was the first choice among the nearly 2,500 respondents, at 41 percent (in the ballpark of his 39 percent or so nationwide),…
China Electronics Firm To Recall Some US Products After Hacking Attack
An anonymous reader writes:Chinese firm Hangzhou Xiongmai said it will recall some of its products sold in the United States after it was identified by security researchers as having made parts for devices that were targeted in a major hacking attack on Friday. Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the…
Today’s Best Deals: LifeStraws, CyberPower UPS, Cordless Hoover Vacuum, and More
CyberPower backup power supplies, a $120 smartphone, and a cordless Hoover vacuum lead off Monday’s best deals.Read more…
KeySmart Rugged
A key organizer made to last.
20% off Micca Speck G2 1080p Full-HD Ultra Portable Digital Media Player – Deal Alert
The Micca Speck G2 provides convenient playback of all popular photo, music, and video formats up to 1080p Full-HD resolution on any TV or HDTV. It has a 1080p HD output for sending sharp and clear video and audio in pure digital format to HDTVs, as well as composite AV output for use with analog TVs….
Leonardo DiCaprio’s new film ‘Before the Flood’ says we can fix global warming
Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change activism is widely known, given his Oscar acceptance speech and philanthropic work on the issue.  Now he’s using his stardom to illuminate climate change through the medium he knows best: film.  A new climate change documentary Before the Flood follows the actor…
The Mechanical Chelsea Deck Clock
Relied upon by the US Navy since 1917, the Mechanical Chelsea Deck Clock is now available exclusively from Best Made Company for everyday customers who value precision, timeless design, and unmatched durability. Handcrafted in the USA by the last remaining manufacturer of the American mechanical clock,…
Rise of the Tomb Raider On PS4 Has A Huge Advantage Over Xbox One
Microsoft managed to secure a year of exclusivity for Rise of the Tomb Raider when it launched in November last year. That annoyed Tomb Raider fans who had opted to buy a PS4 […] – latest science and technology news stories
Study recommends solution to end unsustainable agricultural practices
A University of Kent study has suggested that rural areas can provide for both people and wildlife in biodiversity-rich tropical countries such as Colombia if agriculture is administered in the right way. – latest science and technology news stories
Eyetracking data can improve language technology and help readers
New research from the University of Copenhagen shows that recordings of gaze data – within a few seconds – can reveal whether a word causes a reader problems. This insight could be used to alleviate reading problems with software that offer translations of difficult words or suggest easier texts as soon… – latest science and technology news stories
People can tell if they are voting on a secure system, study finds
“Rigged” election rhetoric in the headlines aims to cast doubt about the security of the American voting system; however, people have a sense of whether a voting system is secure, according to new research from Rice University. – latest science and technology news stories
How hooded seals are transferring contaminants to their pups
Environmental contaminants such as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) can be transferred from mother to offspring through the placenta and mother’s milk, exposing the young mammal before and after birth. PFASs are a family of human-made chemicals, which have been used in a number of consumer products… – latest science and technology news stories
New species of pea-size crab parasitizing a date mussel has a name of a Roman god
Tiny crabs, the size of a pea, dwell inside the mantles of various bivalves, living off the food filtered by their hosts. A new species of these curious crustaceans has recently been reported from the Solomon Islands, where an individual was found to parasitise a large date mussel. – latest science and technology news stories
SpaceX’s Elon Musk elaborates on plan to colonize Mars
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has given more details about his plan to colonize Mars.
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Prehistoric Trees Could ‘Future-Proof’ Forests Against Climate Change
Cortes Island: A Living LaboratoryWhen I first travelled to Cortes Island, off the coast of British Columbia, in 2012, Oliver Kellhammer was one of the first people I met. Kellhammer is a landscape artist and permaculture instructor. He splits his time between New York City, where he teaches at the New…
Apple Watch Nike+ availability: stores, countries and some bad news on bands announced
A quiet update to Apple’s website earlier revealed that the Apple Watch Nike+ edition would go on sale this Friday, October 28 – and Apple has now further confirmed the date with some additional details. You’ll naturally be able to buy the special edition Watch at Apple Stores and ‘select’ Nike retail…
Pokemon Go schedules first in-game event for Halloween with player perks
Popular mobile game Pokemon Go today scheduled what will be its first in-game event, offering players increased encounters with certain characters and more in-game Candy during Halloween week October 26 to November 1st. more…Filed under: Apple
The Next Web
Bidio helps creators get sponsored without sacrificing authenticity
Each week we’re profiling one promising company that’s been selected for SCALE – our early-stage startup growth program. Catch up with 60 of the world’s hottest startups at TNW NYC in New York on November 16th. This week we bring you the header bidding solution Bidio. Using Bidio, independent video producers…
The Little Sibling Of Your Favorite Blender Is Cheaper Than Ever
The Ninja Professional BL610 blender is slightly less powerful than the 660, which readers voted their favorite, and it doesn’t include the single-serve blending cups, but at an all-time low $74, it’s a fantastic deal.Read more…
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Blockchain gets its first test with international trade
Some financial gurus are convinced that blockchain (the underlying tech behind bitcoin) is the future of business, and they might already have some proof. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Wells Fargo have conducted the first international, inter-bank trade deal to use blockchain for the transaction….
BrandPost: Email Migration Options – From Good to Great
In organizations’ ongoing quest to become highly mobile enterprises, it’s become clear that Good – BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility platform – just isn’t good enough. As BlackBerry transitions customers from Good for Enterprise to Good Work, customers may want to rethink their options for mobile productivity…
Use the End of the Year to Focus on Wrapping Up Your Goals
If you have any lingering goals you want to accomplish this year, now is a great time to renew your focus on them. The last few months of the year are prime to buckle down on them, end on a high note, and start off next year strong.Read more…
The Lava That Doesn’t Erupt Anymore
The early Earth was a very different place, right down to having different lava erupting. The post The Lava That Doesn’t Erupt Anymore appeared first on WIRED.
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BIG releases video sneak peek of Hyperloop designed to connect Abu Dhabi & Dubai
Dutch architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has released a teaser video showing off its design of a Hyperloop project that promises to link Abu Dhabi and Dubai.;
RT – Daily news
Britain stops taking child refugees from Calais ‘Jungle’ at request of French police
Britain has stopped receiving child refugees from the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp at the request of French authorities. Read Full Article at
T-Mobile scoops up most of Verizon, AT&T’s lost customers – CNET
Once again, T-Mobile outstrips the rest of the industry in growth, adding more phone customers than the rest of the industry combined.
Apple Watch lead sags as smartwatch market sinks – CNET
Apple’s timepiece remains the most popular smartwatch, but Garmin is hot on its heels.
AT&T’s massive Time Warner deal stirs up social media – CNET
Social Cues: Also, “The Walking Dead” premiere was quite the bash on Facebook and Twitter.
Cut the Cord With This $87 Hoover Stick Vac, Today Only
It’s 2016, and your vacuum shouldn’t have a cord anymore. The Hoover Linx features an 18-volt battery, a motorized brush that you can turn on and off, and an easy-to-empty receptacle, all for an all-time low $87. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, so be sure to get yours before they’re all vacuumed…
Buy a $16 QC 3.0 Wall Charger, Get a QC 3.0 Car Charger For Free
$16 would be a pretty solid price for a Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger or car charger. But today, that gets you one of each. Just add both of these chargers to your cart, and use code 2F6WY5PW at checkout to get the deal.Read more…
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The internet apocalypse map hides the major vulnerability that created it
During Friday’s massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on DNS service provider Dyn, one might be forgiven for mistaking the maps of network outages for images of some post-apocalyptic nuclear fallout. Screenshots from sites like showed menacingly red, fuzzy heat maps of,…
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Microsoft tried to buy Facebook for $24 billion
When it was just starting out, Facebook was no stranger to acquisition interests from larger companies. In a recent interview, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed Microsoft being one of these companies.In the interview with CNBC, Ballmer revealed that Microsoft had offered $24 billion for Facebook…
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How to See All the Paragraph Styles Used in Your Word Document
Styles in Word allow you to easily apply a consistent look throughout your entire document, rather than formatting everything manually. If you want to review your formatting, you can display the styles applied to the paragraphs in the left margin for quick reference.Click Here to Continue Reading all content
Flash Physics: Oldest planet-forming disc spotted, Greek researcher wins 2016 Farinella Prize, nanoantennas produce fast optical switches
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Societies seek action on rising helium prices
New report looks to address crisis by working with vendors to develop helium-saving technologies
John Oliver gets real on America’s crippling opioid epidemic
On the latest Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, our fateful host dug deep into the history and complexities of addictive painkillers in the U.S. – a problem that often gets pushed under the rug but is only growing. Oliver and his team dug up old advertisements, interviews with doctors and drug… Full Feed
American Respect for Police Hits a 49-Year High
The percentage of Americans who say they have a “great deal” of respect for “the police in your area” has just leaped from an already-subs

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