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Empathy. Tolerance, Connection, and What We Can Do With Them | Aditya Pradipta | TEDxUAJ
A connection was made by Aditya when he found that we lacked something in today’s community.. How were we trying to connect? Was tolerance really the right thing to do? A student with a unique perspective of today’s society. Aditya stands out in a crowd with his unique personality. This talk was given…
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Computer Class
We break down the details of the new (and exciting!) PC hardware from Microsoft and Apple. The post Computer Class appeared first on WIRED.
Gear Patrol
We’re going live on Facebook at noon to review some waxed-canvas favorites, a Dyson space heater and more. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
The New Volkswagen Atlas SUV Is VW’s Apology to America
Now that VW has almost covered its multibillion-dollar damages, it’s time to get back to making money. …Read More »
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16 Views of ARM TechCon
ARM’s annual event was all about building and securing the Internet of Things with help from Softbank.
Newswise: SciNews
New Technique Reveals Powerful, “Patchy” Approach to Nanoparticle Synthesis
Patches of chain-like molecules placed across nanoscale particles can radically transform the optical, electronic, and magnetic properties of particle-based materials. Now, scientists have used cutting-edge electron tomography techniques–a process of 3D reconstructive imaging–to pinpoint the structure…
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Environmental Startup Co-Founded by Olin College Alumna Wins Forbes Competition
Opus 12, an innovative environmental startup co-founded by Olin College alumna Etosha Cave, won the Forbes for-profit Change the World Competition at the Under 30 Summit in Boston October 17
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Collaboration Yields Open Source Technology for Computational Science
The gap between the computational science and open source software communities just got smaller – thanks to an international collaboration among national laboratories, universities and industry.
Digital Trends
Eve CEO shares specs for crowdfunded 2-in-1 laptop in a Reddit AMA
Eve is looking to offer stiff competition to Microsoft’s popular 2-in-1 Surface laptop with a similar creation of its own. Known as the Eve V, it will support the Surface Pen and possibly the Surface Dial. It will also have a wireless keyboard, zero bloatware, and some impressive hardware specifications….
TechCrunch
Google’s AI creates its own inhuman encryption
 What happens when you tell two smart computers to talk to each other in secret and task another AI with breaking that conversation? You get one of the coolest experiments in cryptography I’ve seen in a while. In short, Google Brain researchers have discovered that the AI, when properly tasked, create…
Slashdot
Mozilla Announces Quantum, a New Browser Engine For Firefox
An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla is currently working on a new browser engine called Quantum, which will take parts from the Servo project and create a new core for the Firefox browser. The new engine will replace the aging Gecko, Firefox’ current engine. Mozilla hopes to finish the transition to…
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Conservatarian Novelist Brad Thor: ISIS Exemplifies Islam, Trump and Clinton are Terrible (New at Reason)
In an unbroken chain of best-selling and page-turning thrillers featuring special-ops agent Scot Harvath, Brad Thor has created a fictional universe that reflects our chaotic contemporary world. Thor’s latest book, Foreign Agent, engages the threat of extremist Islam and provocatively argues (amidst…
Gizmodo
Build This Lego Coffee Maker and Never Leave Your Desk
Vending machines are usually terrible at making coffee, but the Lego savants over on the AstonishingStudios YouTube channel have built a vending machine from plastic bricks that serves up a hot cup of joe using Starbucks’ powdered coffee packets.Read more…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Competitions: ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ competition seeks London’s best home extensions
Registration Deadline: Nov 3, 2016; Submission Deadline Nov 3, 2016 New London Architecture (NLA), the capital’s forum for the built environment, has launched a competition to find London’s best home extension or improvement project completed within the last two years. ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ celebrates…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Competitions: Request for Proposals – Walk this Way: The Broadway/Webster Project, Oakland CA
Registration Deadline: Dec 14, 2016; Submission Deadline Dec 14, 2016 Request for Proposals – Walk this Way: The Broadway/Webster ProjectWalk this Way: The Broadway/Webster Project aims to transform the areas under, around and through the Broadway and Webster Street underpasses of the I-880 Freeway…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Zaha Hadid’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower receives a RIBA International Award for Excellence
The big reveal for the RIBA International Prize’s very first winner won’t happen until next month, but we can ogle at some of the longlisted projects in the meantime — like Zaha Hadid’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, for starters. No surprise that Zaha Hadid Architects…
Talks at Google
Samuel Levin & Susan Engel: “A School of Our Own” | Talks at Google
Everyone deserves the opportunity to discover the transformative power of a good education. Our high schools are not providing those opportunities. But they could. Susan Engel, a developmental psychologist and Samuel Levin, a doctoral student in biology tell the story of the first student-run high school…
Scientific American Content: Global
Spiders Perform a Spooky Seduction Dance
Male jumping spiders accompany their mating dance with a drum routine, sending vibrations through the ground to tempt a female. “Lens of Time: Spider Seduction” was first published on… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
CNET News.com
Everyone’s saying smartwatches are over, but they’re wrong – CNET
It’s not time to say farewell to smartwatches just yet.
Curbed National
High-design hostel chain has an eye on the U.S.
A bed at Generator hostels starts at just $15 a night The ultra-hip, “design-led” European hostel chain Generator will soon bring its affordable rates and chic rooms to the U.S. The company, which was founded by Brits in 1997, boasts a high-design aesthetic and social lounge scene across 14 European…
PCWorld
New Windows code injection method could let malware bypass detection
Security researchers have discovered a new way that allows malware to inject malicious code into other processes without being detected by antivirus programs and other endpoint security systems. The new method was devised by researchers from security firm Ensilo who dubbed it AtomBombing because it…
Gizmodo
FBI Kinda Sorta Almost Reopening Investigation Into Clinton Emails
The FBI just sent a letter to members of the House Judiciary Committee who were looking into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. And how you feel about Clinton will likely determine your response. Republicans claim that the investigation has been “reopened.” Democrats say it’s just a fart in the…
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Swiss rail service to sell Bitcoin at ticket machines
Switzerland’s national rail service (SBB) said Friday it was set to launch a new service selling the digital currency Bitcoin at all ticket machines across the country.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Severe southern African drought to worsen: UN
The impact of the most severe drought to hit southern Africa in 35 years is expected to worsen in the coming months, a UN climate envoy warned Friday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Whaling watchdog concludes discordant meeting
The world’s whaling watchdog concluded a typically discordant meeting Friday with defeats for both the pro- and anti-whaling camps, and the organisation’s very purpose called into question.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
India capital to install roadside air purifiers to cut smog
Delhi’s government announced Friday that it will install air purifiers and a mist-making device at major road intersections in the Indian capital to curb choking levels of pollution.
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Syrian rebels launch Aleppo counter-attack to break siege
Syrian rebels including jihadists began a counter-attack against the army and its allies on Friday in an attempt to break a weeks-long siege on eastern Aleppo, insurgents said.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Qantas unveils comfortable, spacious Dreamliner cabins
Australian airline Qantas has unveiled the cabin designs for its upcoming fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. They have been designed with a view to maximizing passenger comfort on the long-distance routes on which they will operate… Continue Reading Qantas unveils comfortable, spacious…
SlashGear
AMD details GPU power inside MacBook Pro
Yesterday, Apple unveiled its new trio of MacBook Pros, with AMD’s Radeon Pro 400 series featuring in the more premium 15-inch models. Apple shared its own benchmarks showing how the new MacBooks have improved over previous models, but today we’re getting a little more information on the power of the…
Dezeen
Yves Béhar and OMA to present at The Met’s A Year of Architecture in a Day symposium
In Our Time: Dezeen has teamed up with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art for a day of architecture talks and discussions next month, which will include presentations on robotic furniture by Yves Béhar and the arts centre for Fondazione Prada by OMA. Read more
Next Big Future
Israeli company Aquarius Engines claims a revolutionary combustion engine with twice the efficiency and only costs $100
Aquarius’ Engines integrated power system is composed of a revolutionary combustion engine and a dedicated electricity generator with an exceptionally high power-to-weight / size ratio. Aquarius’ Engines unique patented one-cylinder design has only one moving part – as opposed to conventional engines…
Reason.com Full Feed
How Political Extremism Sways Presidential Elections and Public Policy
“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” Barry Goldwater famously declared as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in 1964. I have never really understood why some people thought those words were beyond the pale. Yet some more anxious and thoughtful souls worry that such “extremism”…
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Does Political Extremism Pay or Penalize Presidential Candidates? New at Reason
How does political extremism play out in American politics? Two new political science studies perhaps provide some insight into how public policy might evolve after the presidential election on November 8. One study shows that extremist arguments can be effective in shifting public policy debates….
9to5Mac
Belkin unveils new Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock designed for Apple’s latest MacBook Pro
From 9to5Toys Following yesterday’s Apple event, accessory makers have begun to roll out add-ons for the new MacBook Pro. Belkin has announced the Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD that focuses extensively on USB-C connectivity. Its physical footprint has largely gone unchanged from the previous generation….
VentureBeat
The DeanBeat: Why video game companies — and all of us — need to think more about A.I.
I was fascinated to meet Masayoshi Son, the CEO of SoftBank, one of the world’s biggest tech companies, this week at the ARM TechCon conference in Santa Clara, Calif. Son believes in doing really big things. He bought Sprint for $21.6 billion in 2013. That didn’t work out so great at first, but Sprint…
VentureBeat
Scientist breaks down Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s human augmentation tech
Will Rosellini was once a minor league baseball player. But he found he couldn’t do what other pitchers could do. He retired and began searching for answers. It had to do with his nervous system, and that set him on a 15-year journey to marry neuroscience and technology. As a video game fan, he was…
VentureBeat
Forza’s esports series with ESL will give out $150,000 in prizes
Microsoft has announced a second season of the Forza Racing Championship, a series of tournaments for its racing game series on Xbox One. The event will give out $150,000 in cash and prizes starting on November 7. Esports are a growing industry worth $493 million, but most of the popular competitive…
Digital Trends
LaCie’s lightning-fast hard drive will cost as much as a new MacBook Pro
Hours after Apple unveiled its latest — and most expensive — MacBook Pro models to date, hard disk manufacturer LaCie introduced the world to its unbelievably fast external hard drive. The LaCie Bolt 3 is a companion to the new MacBook Pro in design, performance, and price. The Bolt 3 supports the USB-C…
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Poulan Pro 40V Electric 14″ Chainsaw $90.94 (Poulan Pro 8″ Pole Saw $99.85)
Poulan Pro 40V Electric 14″ Chainsaw $90.94 (Poulan Pro 8″ Pole Saw $99.85)
Computerworld
After DDOS attack, senator seeks industry-led security standards for IoT devices
Last week’s massive distributed denial-of-service attack has prompted an urgent focus on the need for industry-led cybersecurity standards for internet of things devices.U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, (D-Va.) said Thursday that he favors an industry-based approach before seeking some form of government regulation…
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Spambots are impersonating teens to spread pro-Trump tweets
A new Twitter campaign is impersonating American teens, and using their likenesses to spread right-wing propaganda. The pattern was identified by Nicole Flotteron, who analyzes Twitter activity at Mercury LLC, after a friend fell victim to the scheme. But while Flotteron is used to spotting spam, she…
DudeIWantThat.com
Three Hourglass Alarm Clock
Clock face, sand, magnets. No heart rate monitors, REM sleep monitors, or gyroaccelerocircadiometers here. The Three Hourglass Alarm Clock has no complicated tech lingo or tedious functionality–or really anything else at all–behind its name. A simple time lord with a modern minimalist aesthetic, the…
The Awesomer
NERF N-Strike Mega Mastodon
Price: $64  | Buy | LinkA beast of a NERF gun, this motorized Mega blaster holds 24 darts in its rotating drum feeder, and can fire the whole bunch in less than 20 seconds, annihilating targets up to 100 feet away. Comes with 24 whistling foam darts. More Awesome Stuff: Life-size DOOM BFGWorld’s…
Mashable
This Bill Murray group costume sets the Halloween bar high
Need a foolproof winning entry for that Halloween costume contest? Take a note from these multi-year winners. Reddit user aubra_cadabra and her six best friends won their costume contest with an homage to Bill Murray’s biggest roles. In the past five years, they’ve paid tribute to Robin Williams,…
Mashable
It’s going to be hot in the U.S. on election day, and that’s really weird
Hundreds of warm temperature records will fall across large portions of the Central and Southern U.S. during the next two weeks, as the jet stream lifts north to a summer-like position across Canada, allowing unusually warm weather to move into the U.S. for an extended period of time. The warmth could…
Mashable
Xbox Arena is making esports extremely accessible
Anybody can host tournaments with this new Xbox initiative.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Esports, Xbox Arena, Microsoft, and Xbox
TechCrunch
Can AI dominate the web industry and other domains?
 2016 has been quite a ride for the players in AI, NLP and ML technologies. From the famous advent of Microsoft Tay at the end of Q1 to the numerous acquisitions of AI and chatbot companies during the latter half of this year, artificial intelligence has been in the headlines every other day. But can…
Design Milk
BuzziSpace Launches BuzziFloat: A Workspace Chair
From Belgian designer Alain Gilles comes his very first chair for BuzziSpace and it’s called BuzziFloat. The office chair is simple in design and is made to feel light and airy, almost giving it the illusion that it’s floating. A strip of bent plywood curves around to form the back support,…
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What creatives think of the Microsoft Surface Studio
Microsoft’s Surface Studio is a bold device. Ostensibly an all-in-one PC, it’s also a major play at winning more creatives over to the Windows way of life. The bulk of the Studio is a 28-inch display mounted on a pair of “zero gravity” hinges that a…
Mashable
President Obama explains why Michelle will never run for office
The fiery speeches and charisma of First Lady Michelle Obama have got some people thinking, maybe even hoping, she might run for office herself one day. But President Barack Obama dashed those hopes on Friday.  SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton are finally rallying together “She will never…
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Introduce Yourself to Frank + Oak and Get Acquainted with 20% Off Your Entire Purchase
Frank + Oak is known for their attention to detail with staple basics but if you’re unfamiliar with the brand, that’s alright. Right now, get to know them and stock up on simple styles like denim, tees, sweaters, and outerwear. Use the code THESAVINGS20 and get 20% off your entire order for the next…
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Person Of Interest Was Anti-Prestige TV And Too Smart For Primetime
First, let me tell you what Person of Interest is. Person of Interest is the inverse of Game of Thrones. For every shock death from the HBO’s version of George R.R. Martin’s book series, it had Kevin Chapman getting maced by a model and beaten up with a handbag. For every Game of Thrones setpiece that…
SciTech Daily
NASA GRAIL Mission Provides Insights into Moon Impacts
Astronomers are using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory mission to provide new insights into the huge impacts that dominated the early history of Earth’s moon and other solid worlds, like Earth, Mars, and the satellites of the outer solar system. In two papers, published…
Cool Material
Klever X E-Bikes
Klever X E-Bikes combine all the features you’re looking for in an e-bike without looking like someone just bolted on power parts to a regular bike. This starts with Klever’s proprietary BIACTRON rear-drive system and the frame that was designed specifically to work with it. The battery pack is integrated…
Slashdot
WhatsApp-Facebook Privacy U-Turn Now Being Probed by EU Data Watchdog
European privacy regulators have fired a warning shot to Facebookâ(TM)s WhatsApp and Yahoo, saying they sent letters to the companies expressing concerns about possible violations of the bloc’s data-protection rules. From a TechCrunch report: A seismic shift in privacy policy by messaging app WhatsApp…
BBC News – World
How Michelle is turning young voters on to Hillary
Young, black female volleyball players give their views about Michelle Obama’s support for Hillary Clinton.
Gizmodo
The Tesla Model X Is The Best Minivan $150,000 Can Buy
Here’s a question no one has ever asked: “How can I get an enormous van that weighs more than 6,000 pounds, rockets to highway speed in less time than it takes to sneeze, and has enormously silly doors like you’d find a DeLorean?” It doesn’t matter that no one ever asked it, though, because the Tesla…
Uncrate
Slovakian Hidden Bedroom Apartment
Housed in a renovated 18th-century monastery, the Slovakian Hidden Bedroom Apartment uncovers some hidden treasures from its past, while creating some new ones of its own. Many of the 20-century…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
RT – Daily news
Heavy security to be deployed at Moscow football derby
More than 1,000 law enforcement officials will provide security for the Moscow derby between CSKA Moscow and Spartak Moscow in their Russian Premier League match this weekend. Read Full Article at RT.com
PCWorld
Go PC! 5 killer MacBook Pro alternatives for disappointed Apple fans
MehBook “Pro”The immediate reaction to Apple’s long-overdue MacBook Pro overhaul seems mixed, to say the least. For every excited reaction to the laptop’s adaptive Touch Bar keys, we see people lamenting the lack of ports that professional users actually need, the lack of a 32GB memory option, the lack…
Architizer
Roof extension
In the course of a comprehensive refurbishment not only the existing asymmetrical line is first returned, but also the potential, under the roof of the house Schillerstraße 47, for the expansion of one residential unit (approx. 150m²) – in the sense of an inner city compaction. At the same
Popular Science
Bloodsucking Hookworms May Provide A Treatment For Asthma
Health Parasitic soup that’s good for you A few phase II and phase III clinical trials are already underway and showing improvement in celiac and inflammatory bowel disease in participants who volunteer to have…
Deals
This Popular Kryptolok Is Way Cheaper Than Replacing Your Stolen Bike
The Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 bike lock comes bearing a 4.2 star review average from over 1,900 Amazon customers, and a Sweethome recommendation for good measure, and you can grab one today from BuyDig for $29, a match for the best price we’ve ever seen. Just use promo code BIKEMORE at checkout to…
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PS4 Pro pre-order deals: where to bagsy the new 4K-powered PlayStation 4
Sony has officially announced the new 4K PlayStation 4, it’s called the PS4 Pro and it’s coming soon. How soon? November 10th in all major markets.We imagine you’re on the lookout for a cheap PS4 Pro deal then. Below you’ll find all of the latest preorders from the big name stores in our comparison chart….
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iOS 11: what we want to see
iOS 10 only recently landed in its finished form, but you can be sure that Apple is already hard at work on iOS 11, ready for a mid-2017 unveiling. So far little is known about the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, but there are a few rumored features and plenty more things we’re hoping…
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MWC 2017: What to expect
MWC is the world’s biggest phone show, and next year it’s happening from February 27 to March 2, so there’s not long to wait.Many of 2017’s most high-profile handsets are likely to be announced over the course of the show, including the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6; but it’s not just phones that we’ll…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Best speaker 2016: The best wireless speakers for your home
There was a time when if you wanted to listen to music in the comfort of your own home, then you’d need a whole host of bulky equipment including dedicated standalone speakers, a stereo amplifier and a CD player or turntable to provide your tunes. However with the move towards digital music that started…
RT – Daily news
Colorado cop gets 16 years in prison for killing unarmed man on duty
The first Colorado police officer to face a murder charge for an on-duty death in more than two decades has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for following a man into his mother’s home and fatally shooting him in the back. Read Full Article at RT.com
Newswise: SciNews
Colorado River’s Dead Clams Tell Tales of Carbon Emission
Scientists have begun to account for the topsy-turvy carbon cycle of the Colorado River delta – once a massive green estuary of grassland, marshes and cottonwood, now desiccated dead land.
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Venezuela Raises Minimum Wage, Public Sector Pay to Quell Protests
The Venezuelan government announced a minimum wage hike of 20 percent effective November 1, going from 22,576 Bolivars to 27,091 Bolivars, as reported by Caracas Chronicles, which cites the unofficial exchange rate at 1,350 Bolivars to the dollar. The official rate is about 10 Bolivars to the dollars….
EETimes:
Thank Goodness for Makers
Did you ever fear that hobby electronics was fading away, and were you surprised by the emergence of the Maker Movement?
Digital Trends
Creators Update will begin rolling out to Insiders soon starting with Paint 3D
Microsoft’s Windows Insider program lead Dona Sarkar (pictured above) said on Thursday that participants will soon start to see bits of the upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10. Right now, Insiders are stuck in Redstone limbo, residing between Anniversary Update (Redstone 1) and all the goodies rolling…
Digital Trends
Lock down, keep tabs on your car and home with the Ernest mobile butler app
The only butler in the average person’s life is probably Geoffrey from reruns of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air but you can have one on your phone, too. A Kickstarter launched on Friday is funding a so-called “mobile butler” named Ernest, a unified app for car security and home control. The idea for Ernest…
Digital Trends
The ZTE Axon 7 Max launches with a massive 6-inch display and 4GB of RAM
Yet another phone has been released in the growing ZTE Axon 7 series. We already have the ZTE Axon 7 and the Axon 7 Mini, and now we have a new addition — the ZTE Axon 7 Max. The new device is a pretty sweet deal, especially for those looking for a phone with a larger-than-average display. That’s thanks…
Gizmodo
Teen Arrested After Forcing Phones to Call 911 Nonstop
Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai, 18, was arrested on three counts of felony computer tampering after allegedly sending out a link on Twitter that forced people’s phones to call 911 repeatedly. Authorities were not amused.Read more…
CNET News.com
Three ways Apple’s new TV app will change the viewing experience on Apple TV – CNET
Analysis: Fresh off a hands-on demo of the new streaming video aggregation app, coming in December to Apple TV boxes, iPads and iPhones, we’ll tell you what you need to know.
Computerworld
New method could let Windows malware bypass detection
Security researchers have discovered a new way that allows malware to inject malicious code into other processes without being detected by antivirus programs and other endpoint security systems. The new method was devised by researchers from security firm Ensilo who dubbed it AtomBombing because it…
Archinect – News
Cheezburger founder/CEO joins YCombinator’s ‘New Cities’ project
YCombinator, the Silicon Vallley start-up accelerator and investment firm behind Airbnb and Dropbox, announced its entrepreneurial reach into city-building this past summer, with the goal to develop “a city for humans” with reduced housing expenses and a simplified planning code.Some SV investor-speak…
Archinect – News
U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx on the future of transportation: “We had to do something different.”
Car and Driver caught up with Foxx in Pittsburgh. The DOT chief, previously mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, reflected on the promise of autonomous and connected cars, the recent Smart City Challenge, the massive increase in traffic deaths, the potential of the shared vehicles unfolding right outside…
werd.com
Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield
Made with a waterproof, DWR-coated synthetic yarn and featuring a mid-height ankle collar, Nike’s LunarEpic Flyknit is built for battle in wet weather and muddy trail runs. The upper will shed water, keeping your dogs warm & dry inside. This new model drops November 3rd in several colorways, including…
werd.com
The Auxillite iPhone 7 Headphone Dongle
Here’s a sweet solution for your headphone jackless iPhone 7 & it looks better than Apple’s adapter. The Auxillite is a tubular aluminum adapter that sits flush with your Lightning port. On one end there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack & on the other, another Lighting port. Sleek & simple. …
werd.com
LG UltraFine 4K & 5K Displays
LG & Apple teamed up to create a new series of 4K & 5K displays designed specifically to work with the new MacBook Pro. The 27-inch, 5K Ultrafine Display features IPS technology & boasts 5120 x 2880 resolution, built-in camera, speakers & offers 3 USB C-type ports. The 4K model is…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Thumb-steered drone leaves you with a free hand
The shapes and sizes of drones have changed a lot in recent times, but most serious quadcopters are still controlled by way of a dual-joystick controller (autonomous flyers notwithstanding). A new crowdfunding campaign is coming at it from a different angle, by developing a drone that can be…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
faulders studio plans wynwood garage façade in miami with a ‘regenerative’ skin
the striking elevation covers parking on the intermediate levels, extends onto top-floor offices, and drops down to embrace ground level retail outlets. The post faulders studio plans wynwood garage façade in miami with a ‘regenerative’ skin appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
GearHungry
Alpine Ice In-Cooler Entertainment System
Where there’s music outdoors there’s bound to be drinks. The Alpine Ice In-Cooler Entertainment System ticks both off your list in the form of a single big white box. Inside you’ll find a surprisingly generous 56 quart capacity that’ll keep up to 72 standard cans cold. One look at the outside and it’s…
GearHungry
Spy Coins
Perhaps the last place most people would think to look, Spy Coins hide tiny things in plain sight in the form of genuine legal tender. Each Spy Coin is precision machined from an actual coin of one of various currencies and is indistinguishable from its unmodified brethren to the naked eye thanks to perfectly…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Crystal Clear Ice Machine
This luxurious ice machine makes up to 34 pounds of identical crystal clear ice cubes using the same icicle-like freezing technology found in finer restaurants and bars.Click Here For Complete Details
EDC is Everyday Carry
The Best Knife, Light, and Watch Carry for Every Situation
submitted by Mikey Bautista A knife, a light, and a watch. They’re a means to cut things, to brighten up an area, and to tell the time. Sure, you could probably use your teeth, wait until daylight, and use the position of the sun to figure out what time it is, but having these dedicated tools make those…
BBC News – World
Nigeria Boko Haram: Army ‘releases child suspects’
The UN says it has negotiated the release of 876 children held as suspects by the Nigerian army.
Deals
The Focus Shifting Lytro Illum Is Now Just $269
Remember the Lytro Illum? The professional-grade light field camera that could refocus and shift perspective on photos after you took them? It was undoubtedly cool, but its original $1,600 price tag was bananas. $269 though? Yeah, I could see that.Read more…
Reason.com Full Feed
John Legend Defends Charter Schools from the NAACP’s Unfair Criticisms
Musician John Legend is taking issue with the NAACP over its recent attempts to undermine charter schools and school choice reforms on grounds that they hurt children of color. “I was confused and upset by their decision to press pause on the progress in one area of education that’s been a bright…
Lifehacker
This Fast Food Joint Gives You the Most Fries With Your Order
There is important information, and then there is very important information, and I would file “which fast food chain gives you the most fries” under very, very important information.Read more…
How-To Geek
Geek Trivia: Which U.S. State Capital Has No Roads Linking It To The Surrounding Land?
Which U.S. State Capital Has No Roads Linking It To The Surrounding Land? Honolulu, Hawaii Juneau, Alaska Providence, Rhode Island Augusta, MaineThink you know the answer?
How-To Geek
How to Install and Set Up the Kuna Home Security Camera
The Kuna Home Security Camera is a porch light fixture that installs and works just like any other porch light, but with a security camera built-in. The camera is motion-activated, so you can be alerted of any activity going on outside your house. Here’s how to install it and set it up.Click Here to…
SlashGear
NASA’s RoboSimian robot destroyed during battery explosion
A NASA robot began smoking and then exploded earlier this year due to a faulty lithium-ion battery, marking the latest instance of this battery technology being, at times, less than stable. The affected robot was NASA’s RoboSimian, which had its old battery swapped out for a new one. The battery was…
Gizmodo
Why Are Apple and Microsoft Using Such Old Processors in Their New Computers?
Yesterday, Apple finally revealed a new MacBook Pro, a full 527 days after the last refresh. The Touch Bar was fancy and bright; the gorgeous display wowed eye sockets; and the price made my wallet pucker. But there was also a conundrum.Read more…
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XREXS Wireless Portable Bluetooth Alarm Clock w/ FM Radio $17.55
XREXS Wireless Portable Bluetooth Alarm Clock w/ FM Radio $17.55
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study: Pop-culture news helped destigmatize out-of-wedlock childbirth
Celebrity news reports over the past four decades appear to have contributed to the changing makeup of the traditional American family by helping to destigmatize out-of-wedlock childbirths in the United States, according to a study by a University at Buffalo sociologist.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Making energy-harvesting computers reliable
A revolutionary and emerging class of energy-harvesting computer systems require neither a battery nor a power outlet to operate, instead operating by harvesting energy from their environment. While radio waves, solar energy, heat, and vibrations have the ability to power devices, harvested energy sources…
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Venture capital more impactful than angel investments for tech startups
Technology entrepreneurs who get funding from venture capitalists go public sooner and have more impactful innovation than those who partner with angel investors, according to research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
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See how Arctic sea ice is losing its bulwark against warming summers
Arctic sea ice, the vast sheath of frozen seawater floating on the Arctic Ocean and its neighboring seas, has been hit with a double whammy over the past decades: as its extent shrank, the oldest and thickest ice has either thinned or melted away, leaving the sea ice cap more vulnerable to the warming…
Architizer
Trick or Treat: Venture Through Mike Doyle’s Seriously Detailed LEGO Haunted Houses
It’s almost Halloween, and the more intrepid architects amongst us might be preparing their scariest costumes to terrorize and delight the local neighborhood. However, for those too scared to venture out over the next few nights, we suggest putting your model-making skills to good use — and LEGO…
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Hillary’s IT Guy Was Confident Phishing Email Wasn’t a Phishing Email
On March 19 of this year, hackers believed to be working for the Russian government sent an email to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, trying to trick him to click on a Bitly link and then give up his Gmail password. Podesta fell for it, and that opened the door for the hackers to break…
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The $85 Billion Question: Will the FCC Review the AT&T-Time Warner Deal?
Randall Stephenson and Jeff Bewkes, the CEOs of AT&T and Time Warner, speaking on Oct. 25, 2016. Image: Steve Jurvetson/FlickrIt’s the $85 billion question.Will the Federal Communications Commission have jurisdiction over AT&T’s blockbuster $85 billion buyout of entertainment giant Time Warner?The…
Lifehacker
Watch for These Baby Milestones to Know Which Safety Rules to Follow
If you’re a parent, you’ve heard the rules a million times: babies should sleep on their backs, with no blankets, and they should always sit in a rear facing car seat. The message we don’t always get is when babies can stop following these rules. Read more…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
MAD offers up two design proposals for Lucas Museum: one for SF, one for LA
Beijing studio MAD Architects has shared two separate design proposals for the eventual home of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a project backed by renowned Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas. After initial plans to build the museum in Chicago were nixed late last year following public backlash, Lucas…
Ars Technica
“The government needs to decide now about going to Mars,” says space activist Ariel Waldman
Ariel Waldman has worked with NASA, the National Academy of Sciences, and hundreds of citizen scientists and inventors to make sure humanity gets to space. For our seventh episode of Ars Technica Live, we got her uncensored opinions about what it will really take to inhabit the Solar System….
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Tiny object manipulation gets assist from ultrasound and 3D-printed lens
Do you know what a laser-generated focused ultrasound transducer is? Basically, it’s a device that converts laser light into focused acoustic waves, which can in turn be used to move cell-sized tiny objects. It’s a fascinating technology, and it’s recently been improved upon. Led by Prof. Claus-Dieter…
New Scientist – Online news
How lack of oxygen makes bacteria cause acne and how to stop it
When deprived of oxygen, harmless bacteria on the skin can turn nasty, triggering inflammation and pimples – a discovery that makes a new treatment look likely
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New technique reveals powerful, ‘patchy’ approach to nanoparticle synthesis (w/video)
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Electrical currents can be now be switched on and off at the atomic scale
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers surprised at the unexpected hardness of gallium nitride
Computerworld
Microsoft cites samples of Touch Bar support slated for Mac Office
Microsoft yesterday provided several examples of how it will support Apple’s new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar in its Office suite, but gave no timetable for the changes.Kirk Koenigsbauer, who leads the Office 365 client applications team, used a company blog to offer several examples of how Excel, Outlook,…
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Blinky Light Physics | Bree Barnett Dreyfuss | TEDxAmadorValleyHigh
You can use “Blinky Lights” to model all kinds of motion! These special LEDs flash off and on 100 to 200 times in a second. This allows us to see how how the motion of an object changes as it speeds up or slows down or changes directions. Understanding how things move is important to understanding Physics….
RT – Daily news
Russian embassy in Damascus shelled from terrorist-controlled area
The Russian embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus was targeted on Friday, with two mortars shells coming from an area controlled by the militants hitting the embassy compound. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
Radio made Extreme famous, but streaming keeps their live shows alive
“If someone gets turned on by More Than Words on YouTube or from streaming it, maybe they’ll next want to discover what this band Extreme is all about.” One song does not a band make, nor can one song sustain a band’s popularity or its members’ creative impulses for more than 25 years and counting….
FiveThirtyEight
Almost Every Swing State Is A ‘Must Win’ For Trump Now
The impact of the three presidential debates — particularly the first — has borne itself out in the polls in many ways. Hillary Clinton won the first debate decisively, jumped out to a 5 or 6 percentage point lead nationally, according to the FiveThirtyEight polls-only model, and hasn’t dropped below…
FiveThirtyEight
Baseball’s Biggest Games Are Taking Forever
October brings falling leaves, great postseason pitching and hitting, and painfully long baseball games. Look no further than Game 2 of the World Series: On the game’s biggest national stage, the Cubs and Indians played a 5-1 game Wednesday night that took four hours and four minutes to complete. Interminable…
FiveThirtyEight
Clinton Leads Trump — And Obama And Reagan — In The Newspaper Endorsement Race
“This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency.”This paragraph, from USA Today’s…
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Nightmare In Deep Ellum: How Pension Obligation Bonds Ruined Dallas Employees’ Retirement Dreams
Like the victims in any good horror film, officials in Dallas, Texas, find themselves in a situtation that was entirely avoidable—if only they’d realized it before it was too late. In 2005, Dallas issued a $500 million bond that was supposed to plug the leaks in its police and fire pension system….
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Crushable Runway Technology Saved Mike Pence’s Plane
Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate said Friday he is “fine” following his plane skidding off the runway at LaGuardia Airport on Thursday night, adding there were about 10 seconds of “uncertainty.” The Indiana governor said, “It was about 10 seconds of uncertainty last night, but we’re just so grateful…
CNET News.com
Now it’s Toyota’s turn to get involved in car sharing with Getaround – Roadshow
More and more automakers are hopping on this bandwagon.
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
“We should look for life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus,” says space activist Ariel Waldman
Ariel Waldman has worked with NASA, the National Academy of Sciences, and hundreds of citizen scientists and inventors to make sure humanity gets to space. For our seventh episode of Ars Technica Live, we got her uncensored opinions about what it will really take to inhabit the Solar System….
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Ten Top Images on Archinect’s “Shopping Spaces” Pinterest Board
In case you haven’t checked out Archinect’s Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles.(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)Today’s…
The Awesomer
Poligon Metal Calendars
Price: $21+  | PledgePoligon’s etched metal calendars not only look cool, but offer a satisfying feature – the ability to punch out each day as it passes. Choose from a foldable triangular design or a flat version with hidden magnets for fridge mounting. More Awesome Stuff: Inside a…
TechCrunch
The silver lining to all the bad news around diversity in U.S. tech
 This week the World Economic Forum released its Global Gender Gap report, which shows that the global workplace gender gap has grown bigger over the past year. Sheryl Sandberg writes “the number of women pursuing degrees in computer science is dropping,” and USA Today reported that in the U.S., female…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Whaling: The hunters and the hunted
Thirty years into a moratorium on commercial whaling, hundreds of the marine mammals, some endangered, are killed every year—some in open defiance of the ban, others in the name of scientific research.
BBC News – World
US election: Clinton ‘eyes Biden for top diplomat job’
Joe Biden is tipped for the secretary of state job if Hillary Clinton becomes president – US media.
Big Think
A New Study Suggests The More You Lie, The Easier It Gets
A new study suggests the brain gets more desensitized to lying with each lie you tell.Read More
Curbed National
Chic new furniture collection is all about sumptuous materials
Appoint your parlor in leather, marble, and Spanish wool Offering a preview of the Vaalbeek Project, a refurbishment and redesign of a forest house in Belgium, Brussels based gallery Victor Hunt Designart Dealer has staged a “Contemporary Salon,” an interior series by Spanish designer Tomás Alonso featuring…
Newswise: SciNews
Argonne Report to Help Dam North of Grand Canyon Balance Environment and Hydropower Needs
Researchers at Argonne have helped develop a plan for the operation of Glen Canyon Dam in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, upstream of Grand Canyon National Park. The plan, known as the Glen Canyon Dam Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan, and documented in a final environmental impact statement,…
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SU Professor Publishes in ‘Science’ on Bats Hunting in Noise
Dr. Ryan Taylor of Salisbury University’s Biological Sciences Department explored with a team from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama how “Bats Perceptually Weight Prey Cues Across Sensory Systems When Hunting in Noise.”
Newswise: SciNews
Ancient Strain of Cholera Likely Present in Haiti Since Colonial Era
A non-virulent variant of the deadly Vibrio cholerae O1 strain has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years, with the potential to become virulent through gene transfer with the toxigenic strain introduced by UN peacekeepers, according to research published today…
Newswise: SciNews
Scientists Discover Way to Make Milk Chocolate Have Dark Chocolate Health Benefits Without the Bitter Taste
Dark chocolate can be a source of antioxidants in the diet, but many consumers dislike the bitter flavor. The taste of milk chocolate is more appealing to a greater number of consumers, but it doesn’t have the same antioxidants properties as dark chocolate. In a recent Journal of Food Science study,…
Lifehacker
This Week’s Most Popular Posts: October 21st to 28th
And so ends our seventh annual Evil Week on Lifehacker, when we walk the line between practical and pernicious to bring you tips from the darker side of life. Coincidentally (or not?) it was also a busy week in tech with both Microsoft and Apple unveiling new devices. Here’s a look back.Everything Microsoft…
TechCrunch
I am in a test for Twitter’s new @ reply design and it is a mess
 Twitter is testing a new design of the @reply that is intended to ‘clean up’ the conversation view by completely removing usernames from tweets. I’m in the test bucket (a group of users that Twitter is having take the features for a spin to see how they react) and it is a mess. Read More
CONTEMPORIST
Hungarian Architects Have Created A Sculptural Memorial To Honor Hungarian Refugees And Thank Canadians
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Computerworld
Robotics, driverless tech are taking over mining jobs
In the next decade, the mining industry may lose more than half of its jobs to automation, according to a new report. That’s not based on future technologies, but on automated equipment being deployed today. The mining industry is primed for automation. It’s capital intensive, buys expensive equipment…
Gizmodo
Six More Senior Staffers At Faraday Future Have Jumped Ship
Six top staffers have left the Chinese-backed, Silicon Valley-based startup car company Faraday Future in recent months, the automaker confirmed to Jalopnik following an inside tip. The alleged reason for their departures does not look great for the mysterious company attempting to make a billion-dollar…
RT – Daily news
‘Concerned for his safety’: Alabama organizer of prison labor protest goes on hunger strike
Just two months after organizing a national prison labor strike, Alabama inmate Robert Earl Council – also known as Kinetik Justice Amun – is on a hunger strike. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Dying younger: US life expectancy trending downward – study
Life expectancy for Americans aged 25 to 85 is getting shorter, according to a new study. For 65-year-old males and females, expected lifespan has fallen by six months compared to projections in 2015, the study found. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Windows 10’s focus on friends could make it a more human OS
One of the more intriguing things Microsoft announced this week wasn’t fancy new hardware. It was a simple addition to the Windows 10 task bar: small icons representing the people you interact with the most. They could be your family or friends, but…
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The Brutality of the Battle of Chosin: New at Reason
When the Chinese mortar shell exploded, it sent the American soldier hurtling through the air, his body savaged but his mind eerily dreamy as he fell back to earth, cataloging the carnage surrounding him. He took particular note of a severed limb casually askew on the ground. “Some poor guy lost a…
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How a Basketball Player’s Tragic Death Gave Us One Of The Worst Drug Laws Ever
Though there was no fanfare from Congress, or from the conventional wisdom-thinking class who bemoan the fact that Congress doesn’t pass as many laws as it used to in the good ole’ days, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 turned 30 years old yesterday. The law was created as a knee-jerk response to the…
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Crabs Adjust Humidity Omniclaw Edition
If Cards Against Humanity was the original Cards Against Humanity, then Crabs Adjust Humidity was the original Cards Against Humanity knockoff. Sorry, unofficial expansion. At least they’re the first I remember seeing. And have been around long enough that they themselves have added 4 more expansions…
SlashGear
5 reasons you should care about Thunderbolt 3
Big news in Apple land this week is the arrival of Thunderbolt 3 on the new MacBook Pro, but there’s more reason to be interested in the high-speed, highly-flexible port than simply because you’re an Apple fan. While Apple may have been first to the Thunderbolt party back in 2011, the technology itself…
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This 80V GreenWorks Pro Will Make You Forget About Your Gas-Powered Trimmer
This isn’t the cheapest electric string trimmer we’ve ever seen, but with an 80V battery, it’s one of the most powerful.Read more…
Deals
Christmas Has Come Early For Coconut Water Devotees
If you’re a crazy person that enjoys drinking coconut water, it’s my somber duty to inform you that a 6-pack of 34 oz. ZICO cartons is just $10 on Amazon today with Subscribe & Save. That’s an all-time low, and about $6 less than usual; just remember to cancel the subscription after your first delivery.Read…
Ars Technica
Upcoming competitor to Mylan’s EpiPen has equally sleazy pricing rep
Enlarge (credit: Kaléo) Pharmaceutical company Kaléo will offer up an alternative epinephrine auto-injector to Mylan’s EpiPen starting in 2017, the company announced this week. Desire for such a rival has been high and widespread as patients and lawmakers have thoroughly lambasted Mylan for dramatically…
Next Big Future
Anti-Aging Startup Raises $116 Million With big VCs and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Backing
Unity Biotechnology said Thursday that it attracted support for the Series B funding round from traditional biotech investors including Fidelity Management and Research Co., Arch Venture Partners, Partner Funds Management and Venrock. The San Francisco-based startup is also backed by Bezos Expeditions,…
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Linux Marketshare is Above 2-Percent For Third Month in a Row
For the third month in a row the share of worldwide desktop computer users running Linux has been above two percent — up from one percent — according to data from web analytics company Net Market Share. From a OMGUbuntu report: We reported back in July that Linux marketshare had passed two percent…
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The design of these Lego shopping bags is 100% genius
These Lego shopping bags are cleverly designed to make people carrying them look like they have Lego minifig arms. Fantastic design. (via @andrewbloch) Tags: design   Legos
Ars Technica
iPhone hack that threatened emergency 911 system lands teen in jail
Enlarge Authorities said they arrested an 18-year-old iPhone app developer on charges of felony computer tampering after he unleashed code that threatened to take down emergency 911 systems in a large swath of Arizona and possibly other states. Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai stands accused of publishing…
Big Think
Is Prenatal Testing for Disease and Birth Defects a Good Idea?
There is a debate among would-be parents and experts alike, as to whether it’s better to undergo prenatal genetic testing and know if there is a problem – or not. Here are the pros and cons.Read More
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The best cheap projector
By Chris Heinonen This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their…
GearMoose
Nordic Pocket Saw
A trail-friendly, 4-ounce pocket saw.
The Awesomer
Enlightened Pumpkin
LinkIf you thought the best way to illuminate the inside of your jack-o-lantern was with a little candle, or maybe an LED tealight, you’d be wrong. PhotonicInduction shows us that a 5000-watt lamp is the way to go if you’ve got the proper power supply lying around. More Awesome Stuff: Making a Bearing…
Lifehacker
The ASUS RT-AC68U Is Your Favorite Wireless Router
ASUS RT-AC68UOur wireless router Co-Op came down to a final face-off between two reader favorites, but in the end, the ASUS RT-AC68U took over 2/3 of the vote to claim the title.http://gear.lifehacker.com/these-are-your…https://www.amazon.com/RT-AC68U-Wirel…This router is simply the best working router…
Lifehacker
What Features Do You Want In Your Next Laptop?
This past week Apple and Microsoft both announced their visions for new laptops (among other things). Both have different approaches, but we want to know, what features do you want from your next laptop?Apple’s banking on you wanting a weird little touch screen in place of your function keys, Microsoft,…
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UC San Diego Scientists Advocate Combining Technical and Social Expertise to Combat Climate Change
Less than two weeks before global leaders meet in Marrakech, Morocco at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, scientists from the University of California San Diego offer their expert advice: bring scientists and policy makers together now to help ensure success in combating climate…
Newswise: SciNews
Study: Structure of Toxic Tau Aggregates Determines Type of Dementia, Rate of Progression
The distinct structures of toxic protein aggregates that form in degenerating brains determine which type of dementia will occur, which regions of brain will be affected, and how quickly the disease will spread, according to a study from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Home Grown Trailers “roam freely, tread lightly”
This pop-up teardrop is light and green. Is it more logical than a tiny house?
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Lightweight folding e-bike can charge itself while you ride it, for “unlimited” range
The VELLO BIKE+ weighs 26 lb, folds up to the size of a suitcase, and includes regenerative technology that recharges the battery while riding.
The Verge – All Posts
Barnes and Noble’s next Nook tablet might support the Google Play Store
Barnes & Noble gave up its Nook brand a couple years ago and opted to instead co-brand other manufacturers’ tablets with the Nook name. Now it seems the bookstore chain will once again release its own new Nook, called the Nook Tablet 7. The device just passed through the FCC. As is typical with FCC…
Fast Company
How Global Incubator 1776 Plans To Diversify NYC’s Tech Sector
Managing director Rachel Haot on how 1776 plans to crack highly regulated industries like education, health care, energy, and fintech. Managing director Rachel Haot on how 1776 plans to crack highly regulated industries like education, health care, energy, and fintech.Rachel Haot,…
Fast Company
IBM Goes West: A 73-Year-Long Saga, From Punch Cards To Watson
It’s always made sense for IBM to have a presence in the San Francisco Bay Area—and now it’s opening a major Watson center right downtown. It’s always made sense for IBM to have a presence in the San Francisco Bay Area—and now it’s opening a major Watson center right downtown.Next…
EETimes:
Recruitment in a Time of Consolidation
The “cost synergies” analog companies promote to their investors when Big Companies merge can be interpreted as a head-count reduction, which will likely affect engineers. EE Times approached one of the industry’s best-known recruiters for comment.
Reason.com Full Feed
140+ Arrested, 300+ Officers Reportedly Involved in Crack Down on Dakota Pipeline Protest Camp
Police in Cannonball, North Dakota descended on a camp protesters put up on property recently purchased by the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline which is supposed to run from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to an oil tank farm in Illinois, making 141 arrests according to the local sheriff….
DigsDigs
Hi-Tech Bathroom Fixtures And Hardware
Litze is the newest bath collection from Brizo. Like all Brizo collections, it’s more than just a luxurious way to take your daily shower. Litze is a blend of innovative engineering and technology with artistry and design. The collection is fundamentally stylistically flexible. For example, three different…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
amarist studio combusts money for ‘too much? II’ coffee table
the artwork is a reflection on the volatility of money and its real value. The post amarist studio combusts money for ‘too much? II’ coffee table appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
WIRED
Space Photos of the Week: This Supernova Ghost’s Heart Still Beats
Space photos of the week, October 23—29, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: This Supernova Ghost’s Heart Still Beats appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Pirates Take Over Iceland, and the Week’s Other Big News
We’re proud to bring NextDraft—the most righteous, most essential newsletter on the web—to WIRED.com. The post Pirates Take Over Iceland, and the Week’s Other Big News appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Genetic Architects Untwist DNA’s Turns With Crispr
Researchers have used the gene-editing tool Crispr to manipulate the way that DNA coils up inside the cell—another step in the quest to understand how the genome’s 3-D structure impacts its function. The post Genetic Architects Untwist DNA’s Turns With Crispr appeared first on WIRED.
ArchDaily
Final Designs Revealed for BIG’s East Harlem Development
© Blumenfeld Development Group. Via Curbed NY Final renderings of BIG’s latest New York City project, 149 East 125th Street in East Harlem, have been revealed at the project’s groundbreaking ceremony. In contrast to original images showing a bright red facade, the undulating, rotating building…
Big Think
Heading a Soccer Ball Causes Instant Brain Changes in Young Players
A new study finds that even one season of football can affect a child’s brain. But soccer isn’t safe, either. Read More
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Microsoft Research has two types of touch for VR haptics
Virtual reality is one of the most immersive technologies available today. That is until the illusion shatters when you instinctively reach out to touch something and are met with a one-size-fits-all haptic response or no feedback at all. Microsoft Research (PDF) might have the solution to that. Rather…
PCWorld
Best Deals of the Week, October 24th – October 28th – Deal Alert
Best Deals of the Week, October 24th – October 28th – Deal AlertCheck out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of October 17th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.66% off KMASHI 15000mAh External Battery Power BankKMASHI’s…
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Anker’s Remote Controlled String Lights Are Back On Sale
Anker’s new home goods brand, Eufy, puts its new set of copper string lights back on sale today, complete with adjustable brightness and multiple effects. $14’s not the best deal we’ve ever seen on a 33′ strand of these things, but it’s a great price for the feature set included.Read more…
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Rosewill Unibody Apple Macbook Pro 10pc Replacement Screws FREE after Rebate
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Tools and Toys
Quality Linkage: Game Jams, Dad Jokes, and the Spells of Harry Potter
Welcome to this week’s edition of our Friday Quality Linkage column. Please enjoy this week’s collection of interesting and entertaining links. Brew a fresh cup of coffee, find a comfortable place, and relax. * * * Screenshot of the Bob&Dob game by Richard “Rilem” Lems Screenshot of…
RT – Daily news
China repeatedly hacked US, stole data on nukes, FBI & war plans – security report
Chinese intelligence repeatedly targeted US national security agencies and email accounts of US officials, a soon-to-be-released report says, adding that Beijing spies targeted info on nuclear weapons, FBI investigations and war plans. Read Full Article at RT.com
VentureBeat
Facebook’s Voting Plan will show you the candidates and measures you can vote for
Facebook has launched a tool it calls Voting Plan, which will summarize the candidates and measures you can vote for on Election Day (November 8). The social networking company has enlisted the help of the nonpartisan Center for Technology and Civic Life to ensure that every voter in the country will…
VentureBeat
Why AI is still very reliant on humans
GUEST: If pop culture is to be believed, society is quickly heading toward a highly automated future ruled by artificial intelligence. Take Iron Man’s trusty sidekick, J.A.R.V.I.S. Within the Marvel franchise, the artificial intelligence system is able to think, act, and feel like a human. The supporting…
Reason.com Full Feed
FBI Investigates More Clinton Emails, Paul Krugman Can’t Even Right Now, Halloween Costume Craziness: P.M. Links
So, the FBI is investigating some additional Hillary Clinton emails, after discovering something amiss during a separate investigation of Anthony Weiner’s sexting. This storyline has officially jumped the shark. Paul Krugman is losing his mind, so that’s something. Donna Brazile, too. One university…
Mashable
You’ll never want to stop this Tina Turner-style cover of Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’
Led by Melinda Doolittle, the Postmodern Jukebox crew just delivered yet another soulful cover of an old fave. PMJ took Queen’s empowering song “Don’t Stop Me Now” and performed it in the style of the fabulous diva Tina Turner. Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time listening to this…
RT – Daily news
Iraqi forces ‘pausing’ before Mosul advance – Pentagon
US military officials said that Iraqi soldiers have paused in their advance on the northern city of Mosul – a stronghold of Islamic State terrorists – in order to resupply, reposition soldiers and take extra security measures. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
CIA to make 11mn declassified docs available to public online
The CIA is finally putting its database of declassified documents up for public access. Since 2000, the 11 million documents had only been accessible to academic researchers at a special facility in Maryland. Read Full Article at RT.com
Dezeen
Anonymous Architects builds LA house around existing cypress tree
Instead of chopping down a tall tree in the middle of a Los Angeles site, American studio Anonymous Architects incorporated it into this cantilevered cedar-clad residence. Read more
Cool Hunting
Buy: The Swell Knife
Ergonomic, stylish and made in the USA, the Swell Knife has been created by two like-minded design teams at The James Brand and Discommon Goods. Made from 6AL 4V titanium and aircraft-grade 6061 anodized aluminum, the knife is functional and doesn…… Continue…
Man of Many
Shinola’s Sexy Screwdriver
Famous for their leather goods and watches, the dudes from Detroit at Shinola decided to bring their aesthetic expertise into the tool shed. Tools can be stylish too, and Shinola has proven that with their all black screwdriver set. Constructed in USA 8650 Chromium-Vanadium steel alloy blades with Maine…
CNET News.com
Amazon boxes + Transformers = Amazon Prime Halloween costume – CNET
If Optimus Prime from “Transformers” offered two-day delivery, he’d look like this Amazon Prime Halloween costume.
Popular Science
Stockpiles Of Winter Snow Could Provide Air Conditioning In Summertime
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RT – Daily news
‘Heart-wrenching even for Aleppo’: RT visits hospital after terrorist shelling (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
An RT team witnessed harrowing pictures as it visited the hospital in Syria, where wounded and the bodies of victims were taken after the fatal shelling of western Aleppo by the terrorists on Friday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Public Access Weekly: They reminisce over you
If, like me, you are also a fan of The Walking Dead then you probably also spent most of Monday feeling a strange combination of shock, grief and melancholy. (Here, have sone virtual hugs.) Fortunately, we had a week full of Apple/Microsoft events and announcements to distract us, right? Continuing…
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The new way to use scale models | Osamu TSUKIHASHI | TEDxKobe
What makes a town a community is memory.While a cityscape of a town is a concrete world which is composed of architectural structures such as houses, buildings, highway constructions, etc., TSUKIHASHI Osamu thinks the quintessence of a town is an aggregation of memories of the residents of the town they…
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Now You Can Upgrade Your Candelabra Bulbs to LED For $2 Each
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Best Mac to buy in 2016: Apple’s top iMacs, MacBooks and more
Buying a new Mac isn’t as simple as picking up the latest iPhone. Unlike with their phones, Apple users tend to keep their Macs up and running for years on end, and with a wide variety of form factors and configurations to choose from, there’s a lot more to consider. Portability, power, speed, storage,…
Gear Patrol
The INKAS Hudson APC Is a Bulletproof, Blue Land Cruiser
Maneuverable, capable, fully armored and quite blue — the new INKAS APC is ready for duty. …Read More »
Lifehacker
Wear Flip Flops In The Rain
It’s Fall in North America, and that means it’s probably about to rain where you live, or it just finished raining, or you’re reading this blog outside in the rain right now and your phone is all wet. Nobody likes to be all wet! That’s for fish. Avoiding wetness is why humans invented the raincoat, the…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
These plant molecules moonlight as internal thermometers
Scientists have long known that molecules known as phytochromes help plants detect light during the day and adjust growth accordingly. Now, thanks to a 12-year study involving researchers from four countries, they have discovered that the very same molecules do double duty at night, switching…
Slashdot
Let Researchers Try New Paths
Writing for Nature journal, scientists and professors Tolu Oni, Fabio Sciarrino, Gerardo Adesso, and Rob Knight, discuss an issue researchers have been facing a lot lately. The scientific enterprise is stuck in a catch-22, they say. Researchers are charged with advancing promising new questions, but…
Mashable
A web of truths: This is how climate change affects more than just the weather
Promoted by National Geographic New season of Years of Living Dangerously premieres on Sunday, October 30, on Nat GeoClimate change is more than a polar bear sitting on shrinking sheet of iceNo longer just a distant problem for the arctic, global warming has become a system of cause and effect that…
Popular Science
Interconnected Shared Memories May Be The Next Stage Of Humanity
Technology They could increase our understanding and sympathy Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies that make us say “The Future Is Now” in a video series called Future First.
TechCrunch
Vehicle security device Ernest launches today
 Ernest is a bit difficult to describe. It’s a device, it’s two devices, it’s an app, and according to its founder, Arturs Pumpurs, it’s a kind of virtual butler. The system secures your vehicle, tells you where it is, and controls your garage door or, if you have one, gate. The Kickstarter campaign…
Lifehacker
Facebook’s Voting Guide Dishes Out a Personalized Voting Plan to Help You Learn About Your Ballot
Facebook’s released a new election prep feature that hopes to help you find information on both the presidential election and local races.Facebook’s guide isn’t terribly different from the other options out there, but it does include the handy ability to save your preferences so you can easily reference…
Popular Science
Behold The Beauty That’s Now Protected By The Ross Sea Reserve
Environment A new international agreement will protect these Antarctic waters teeming with life It might seem like Antarctica is a dangerous, lifeless, frozen wasteland. But despite the hazards and the cold, there are parts of the continent and its surrounding…
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Zip around Taiwan on the faster Gogoro S electric scooter
Gogoro’s battery-powered scooter left us rather impressed after our test ride in Taiwan back in 2015, and the startup has since sold over 14,000 units locally plus rolled out 240 GoStations nationwide for customers to quickly swap batteries — as opp…
Inside Science
How to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin
How to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin Check out our infographic to learn more pumpkins_infographic_ACTUAL.jpg Image credits: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: Copyright Inside…
Digital Trends
Shape-shifting table can transform from coffee setting to dining table in a second
A shape-shifting table that can convert from dinner table to coffee table in just one second may sound like it is more about function than form — but French design company Boulon Blanc wants to inject a bit of style into what would otherwise simply be a space-saving apparatus. The result is its Table…
Curbed National
The 20 best architecture photographs of the year
Get ready for the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2016 Photographing buildings, interiors, or any built environment is no easy task—as anyone who’s struggled to snap an artful architecture Instagram will know—so it’s best left to the pros to create images that do more than document buildings….
Ars Technica
Bizarre leaked Pentagon video is a science fiction story about the future of cities
Recently we got a peek at what the Army secretly thinks is coming next for humanity. This short, untitled film was leaked to The Intercept after being screened as part of an “Advanced Special Operations Combating Terrorism” course convened by Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)….
Fast Company
Why The FBI’s “October Surprise” Email Probe May Not Impact The Election
Last-minute revelations, such as George W. Bush’s drunk-driving arrest, don’t always do much to change voters’ minds. Last-minute revelations, such as George W. Bush’s drunk-driving arrest, don’t always do much to change voters’ minds.It’s been a perennial of presidential politics…
RT – Daily news
#DraftOurDaughters: Fake Clinton conscription ads flood internet
Hillary Clinton is being trolled by the hashtag #DraftOurDaughters, with fake advertisements taking her hawkish foreign policy to extremes. The hashtag trended on Twitter, with many getting riled up into joining a fake war. Read Full Article at RT.com
Slashdot
City ISP Makes Broadband Free Because State Law Prohibits Selling Access
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A municipal ISP that was on the verge of shutting off Internet service outside its city boundaries to comply with a state law has come up with a temporary fix: it will offer broadband for free. The free Internet service for existing customers outside…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Instant Ice Cream Maker
Whip up delicious frozen treats in just 10 minutes using this instant ice cream maker. Available in a range of vibrant colors, it requires no electricity and allows you to make both soft serve and hard ice cream in nearly any flavor imaginable. Check it out $25.69
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Tiny Tower Laptop Stand
Create a natural and more comfortable workstation while you’re on the go by placing your PC on the tiny tower laptop stand. It features a sleek aluminum construction, is height adjustable, fits up to 15″ laptops, and folds down in 5 just seconds. Check it out $99.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Kids Interactive World Map
Make geography fun for your young scholars with this kids interactive world map. This educational toy features a large and vibrantly colored image of the world, and comes with 1,000 facts about 90+ different countries. Check it out $29.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Electric Pyro Staff
Amaze onlookers by creating an eye-catching spectacle of lights using this electric pyro staff. Simply attach your professional pyrotechnics to the staff’s body, then connect the wire from the electric igniter to the BOOM stick to produce amazing visual effects. Check it out $120.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Solar System Marble Collection
Give your marble collection an out of this world touch with this solar system marble set. These custom marbles of various sizes are decorated exactly like each of the planets in our very own solar system – from the sun to our dwarf planet Pluto. Check it out $37.75
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Airbnb Dracula’s Castle
Test your courage by spending a night inside Dracula’s Transylvanian castle. Nestled deep in the Carpathian mountains, Bran’s Castle offers accommodations for two and is hosted by Bram Stoker’s great grandnephew, Dacre Stoker. Check it out
Uncrate
Light Rider 3D Printed Electric Motorcycle
Okay, so technically it’s just a prototype. But it’s a prototype that can move from 0-28 mph in just three seconds and hit a top speed of nearly 50 mph…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
FiveThirtyEight
What Does An 0-7 Start Tell You About An NFL Coach?
If good things are supposed to come in threes, nobody told the Cleveland Browns. This year, the Cavaliers won the NBA championship in remarkable fashion, and the Indians are currently playing in the World Series. Meanwhile, Cleveland’s other major professional sports team is 0-7, the last remaining winless…
FiveThirtyEight
How Clinton And Trump Are Using Their Running Mates On The Campaign Trail
Remember how Tim Kaine was supposed to help the Democratic ticket appeal to Latino voters because he speaks fluent Spanish? And how, if selected as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, he would help her win votes in his home state of Virginia? Or how Mike Pence would be able to serve as an emissary to Midwestern…
FiveThirtyEight
Election Update: The FBI Is Back — This Time With Anthony Weiner
I was just sitting here thinking that we were in for a relatively newsless, perhaps even anticlimactic, finish to the presidential campaign. Then the news broke that FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to congressional leaders saying that the FBI had “learned of the existence of emails that appear…
Digital Trends
Robotic tutor detects emotional state of young students to better motivate them
Any teachers out there know that doing your job well is about more than just reeling off facts. With any students, but particularly younger ones, it’s also vitally important to be able to gauge the emotional state of those in your care. Being able to work out when students are engaged and concentrating…
Mashable
Teen dressed as a water bottle for Halloween is flipping amazing
For some reason, water-bottle flipping is what the kids dig. Whether they’re flipping bottles off of basketballs, off speeding cars or hawking already-flipped bottles for upwards of $15 grand on eBay, this phenomenon has proven itself to be extremely entertaining. So when Ryan Woods dressed as a water…
Next Big Future
China and Philippines reclaiming land for four islands near Davao as China leverages the world largest dredging fleet
China and the Philippines were planning to build four artificial islands. The four new artificial islands appear to be planned around Davao. They will be developed for mixed-use, business and residential purposes along the coastline under a P39-billion reclamation project that city government plans to…
Mises Institute
Nomi Prins: The Left/Progressive Case Against the Fed
Our guest this weekend is Nomi Prins, a prolific writer and speaker on the subjects of central banking, financial markets, and Wall Street cronyism. She is a former managing director at Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns, but left investment banking to speak out against what she perceives as global financial…
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Apple’s MacBook Pro isn’t the touchscreen laptop it ought to be
Ever since Phil Schiller brought up the issue while introducing the second-generation MacBook Air, Apple has made a point of publicly resisting the pressure to introduce touchscreen Macs. Computers need a fundamentally different interface than your s…
Lifehacker
Remains of the Day: Steam Is Having a Halloween Sale
Steam is continuing their tradition of hosting seasonal sales in which wide swaths of games are discounted, and today they’re putting dozens of horror games on sale just in time for Halloween.Read more…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fossils under your feet: Ancient sea cow found in Spanish street
Have you ever spotted something unexpected while walking down the street? Last December, paleontologists literally stumbled upon a new discovery of a fossil sea cow in a very unexpected place – in a limestone paving stone in Spain! Research presented this week at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Eyes came before limbs in the transition to land
The transition to land from our fishy ancestors is one of the most iconic, and best documented, transitions in the fossil record. We know that fleshy-limbed fish living in shallows used their limbs to move in the shallows and then up onto land, and became tetrapods (4-legged vertebrates) along the way….
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A ‘transitional fossil’ debunked
Snakes are a very diverse group of present-day reptiles, with nearly 3,600 known species. They are readily recognized by their long bodies and lack of limbs. The origin of snakes from lizard-like precursors with paired limbs has long been a controversial subject. This reflects the lack of fossils and…
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Chemical analysis demonstrates communal nesting in dinosaurs
The reproductive behaviors of birds are some of their most conspicuous and endearing qualities. From the colorful mating display of some birds, like peacocks, to the building of nests by nearly all birds, these are the characters we use to define birds and make them popular study subjects. One peculiar…
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Modeling the vertebrate invasion of land
Early tetrapods, such as Ichthyostega, moved onto land from aquatic environments over 350 million years ago. Skeletal anatomy demonstrates that the front and hind limbs of these early tetrapods correspond to the pectoral and pelvic fins of fishes. Much study has gone into how these primitive tetrapods…
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Giant extinct salmon fought with spike teeth during upriver spawning events
The ancient coastal waters of the Pacific, roughly 11 to 5 million years ago, were home to a bizarre and fascinating species of giant salmon with large spike-like teeth. This spike-toothed salmon reached sizes of 3 to 9 feet in length (1-3 meters), much larger than the typical salmon found in the Pacific…
TechSpot
Geohot cancels self-driving project following NHTSA’s request for information
George Hotz became well-known for being the first to come up with an iPhone jailbreak and Sony Playstation hacking and reverse-engineering the PlayStation 3. But following its legal battle with Sony, he’s turned his attention to much bigger endeavors, building his own aftermarket device to give any relatively…
Slashdot
New MacBook Pros Max Out At 16GB RAM Due To Battery Life Concerns
The new MacBooks Pros have been improved in nearly every way — except when it comes to RAM capacity. With faster, more energy efficient Skylake processors, faster SSDs, and better GPUs, one would think the amount of RAM wouldn’t be capped off at 16GB. However, that is the case. The reason why the MacBook…
RT – Daily news
‘Russian airstrike’ against Idlib school a hoax – Russian FM
Western accusations against Russia concerning its reported involvement in attacking a school in the Syrian province of Idlib are fabricated and based on a hoax story, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
PCWorld
Lost thumb drives bedevil U.S. banking agency
A U.S. banking regulator says an employee downloaded a large amount of data from its computer system a week before he retired and is now unable to locate the thumb drives he stored it on.The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which is a part of the Department of the Treasury, said the loss represented…
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Werner Herzog On Science, Language, Mars, and His Fever Dreams Of Volcanoes
Werner Herzog on science, language, colonizing Mars, and police body cameras. Listen to this episode of Radio Motherboard on Soundcloud, iTunes, and elsewhere. Werner Herzog is something like a force of nature. Even if you haven’t seen his films, you probably know them. You know his Teutonic, tectonic…
The Sweethome
The Best Bike Repair Stand
You don’t absolutely need a bike repair stand to take care of the most basic maintenance—lubing your chain, swapping tires—but once you start adjusting your own derailleurs or messing around with cables, having a way to adjust your bike while its wheels are off the ground is crucial. After researching…
CNET News.com
Mobile internet use still on the move – CNET
At the rate things are going, surfing the net from a regular old computer may soon be a thing of the past.
CNET News.com
Facebook is testing Snapchat-like features in its main app – CNET
They include new camera filters like masks and other animations, plus messages that eventually disappear.
CNET News.com
Self-driving cars face massive roadblocks in New York City – CNET
A decades-old law along with concerns about “ghost vehicles” and drivers losing their jobs are just a few of the issues keeping autonomous cars out of the Big Apple.
Digital Trends
Mozilla’s new Firefox browser engine to provide “quantum leap” in performance
While most eyes were glued to Apple’s press event on Thursday revealing new MacBook Pros, Mozilla’s Head of Platform Engineering David Bryant made a reveal of his own: Firefox is receiving a new browsing engine called Quantum. Slated to arrive by the end of 2017, Quantum will replace the current Gecko…
io9
Pumpkin Lit With a 5,000 Watt Light Bulb Glows Like Hell
Chances are you don’t have a 5000 watt light bulb lying around your house but if you do, here’s a nice Halloween decoration idea for you: stick that bright ass bulb in a pumpkin and watch it glow this awesomely eerie red. Read more…
TechCrunch
Three reasons carriers are building new cell networks for the Internet of Things
 Wireless carriers are building all-new cellular networks for the Internet of Things. Cell phone networks fall short for IoT in three ways: battery life, cost and wireless coverage. Solving just one of those factors would be enough to justify new networks. Solving all three is a game-changer for IoT….
Techbargains.com
Audio-Technica SonicSport In-ear Headphones for Smartphones $19.99
Audio-Technica SonicSport In-ear Headphones for Smartphones $19.99
Lifehacker
Sneak Money Out of a Piggy Bank With a Butter Knife
If you accidentally slipped a few too many coins in your piggy bank and don’t feel like breaking it open to get them back, use this trick instead.Read more…
Curbed National
How SCAD founder Paula Wallace turned old buildings into a new campus
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a city-wide case study in historic preservation Imagine what college would look like if your favorite, most inspiring teacher from grade school started a university. That scenario describers, to a certain degree, how 29-year-old Paula Wallace, an Atlanta, Georgia,…
Mashable
Giphy will help you save all your old Vines
We’re still reeling from the news that Twitter plans to shut down Vine but Giphy is hoping to make it all a little less painful. The GIF startup plans to create a tool that will allow you to turn your Vines into GIFs that will live on Giphy’s website.  SEE ALSO: Vine is dead, but these legendary Vines…
SlashGear
Cricket Wireless increases $50/month plan to 8GB high-speed data
Cricket Wireless has increased its $50/month smartphone plan from 5GB to 8GB of high-speed data per month. The larger high-speed data allotment is only available for a limited time, though it’s not just for new customers — existing subscribers can take advantage of the offer, too. Data is technically…
Digital Trends
Major appliance makers warn against counterfeit refrigerator water filters
Don’t take chances with counterfeit water filters for your refrigerator. That is the message the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is getting out with a new campaign. Called Filter It Out, the association and 17 major appliance manufacturers state the filters may have brand names and…
Digital Trends
Panasonic’s GH5 expert explains digital video color depth in elegant, simple way
Color depth and chroma subsampling are probably two of the most misunderstood aspects of digital video. Trying to educate someone about them usually devolves into a simple “more is better” conclusion, without actually explaining what’s really going on. Unless you’re Griffin Hammond, documentary filmmaker…
Slashdot
Uber Loses Right To Classify UK Drivers as Self-Employed
Uber drivers are not self-employed and should be paid the “national living wage,” a UK employment court has ruled in a landmark case which could affect tens of thousands of workers in the gig economy. From a report on the Guardian: The ride-hailing app could now be open to claims from all of its 40,000…
Gizmodo
How Skyscrapers Are Being Built Higher and Higher
Tall buildings often have tuned mass dampers hidden inside their structures to stabilize them against the wind. Those tuned mass dampers are huge and heavy and help limit a building’s movement by swaying in the opposite direction of the building. That is, if the wind is making a skyscraper sway to the…
CNET News.com
Aftermarket head-up display competition heats up with Carrobot – Roadshow
Chinese company Ileja Tech creates crowdfunding campaign to launch its Carrobot head-up display infotainment system in the US.
Mises Institute
When it Comes to Household Income, Sweden and Germany Rank with Kentucky
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssGlobal EconomyU.S. EconomyPolitical TheoryWhen it Comes to Household Income, Sweden and Germany Rank with Kentucky 0 Views Last year, I posted an article titled “If Sweden and Germany Became US States, They Would be Among the Poorest States” which, produced…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
pierre charrié explores sound amplification with surface sonores
the delicate panels made from maple plywood features a buzzer that is attached to the rear allowing sound to play without the need for a speaker. The post pierre charrié explores sound amplification with surface sonores appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
WIRED
Here’s an Idea: Give Special Forces Some Flying Motorcycles
The Zaxon is a tactical vehicle that uses that technology to deploy special forces. The post Here’s an Idea: Give Special Forces Some Flying Motorcycles appeared first on WIRED.
BBC News – World
Ceta: EU-Canada trade deal to be signed on Sunday
Canada and the EU are to sign the long-delayed Ceta free trade deal at a summit in Brussels on Sunday.
RT – Daily news
China to display 5th gen J-20 stealth fighter at air show
The new J-20 stealth fighter jet will be the main attraction of the upcoming Zhuhai airshow, alongside with several new aircraft to join the Chinese air force, which has been very active recently as US military presence in the region grows. Read Full Article at RT.com
VentureBeat
Machine translation startup Lilt raises $2.35 million round led by Redpoint, Zetta
Lilt, a startup that has developed a web application and application programming interface (API) for helping translators work more quickly, is announcing that it’s raised a $2.35 million seed round. Lilt uses statistical machine translation to offer potential translations of sentences in different languages,…
VentureBeat
5 best treats from Steam’s Halloween sale
Why beg strangers for candy when you can enjoy some cheap games instead? Not that there’s anything wrong with trick-or-treating at 29 years old, mom. Valve’s digital PC game store Steam is having another one of its sales events, offering massive price drops. The Halloween Steam Sale goes from today…
Slashdot
Amazon Launches Prime In China
An anonymous reader quotes a report from USA Today: Amazon is bringing its popular Prime service to China. Chinese Prime is different from that available in other nations, with no video offering but instead a focus on no minimum, unlimited free domestic and international shipping. That is a nod to Chinese…
Digital Trends
The Shaze promises to be your one-stop chair for all outdoor seating activity
If you’re going to go to the hassle of carrying a chair to the beach, tailgate, soccer field, or wherever else you would like a seat, you might as well go big. Shaze, a startup working with the Blink Innovations‘ New York venture lab, recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for its eponymous Shaze ultimate…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Accessories : Nixon Beacon Backpack – BB-8
Holds holographic maps and laptops alike. Store away all your rebel secrets from The First Order inside of this BB-8 backpack. $69.99
Slashdot
Apple Says It’s Out of the Standalone Display Business
The launch and marketing push of the 27-inch 5K UltraFine Display made in partnership with LG all but confirms that Apple is out of the standalone display business. Previously, it was rumored Apple was working on its own branded Thunderbolt Display powered by an integrated GPU, but with the launch of…
Man of Many
Zolt is One Charger to Rule Them All
Your charging routine just got easier as Zolt is branded the world’s smallest, smartest and lightest laptop charger. It also charges your phone and tablet all at the same time. Zolt requires one outlet and features a built-in laptop charger plus a trio of USB inputs. Zolt is 4x smaller than a standard…
RT – Daily news
UN rights envoy slams Israel for imposing ‘epic’ poverty on Palestinians
The UN human rights rapporteur has accused Israel of denying Palestine’s right to development thus causing rampant poverty, “epic” unemployment and economic stagnation, while illegal settlement activity is leaving hundreds of Palestinians homeless. Read Full Article at RT.com
Shut Up And Take My Money
Anti Social Social Club Hoodie for Those Who Are Actually Anti Social!!
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Slashdot
Harvard Scientists Invent Cigarette-Smoking Robot For Better Lung Disease Research
the_newsbeagle writes: Harvard scientists have invented a nifty lab robot that can smoke 10 cigarettes at a time, lighting up for the benefit of medical research on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The bot channels smoke into a “lung on a chip,” a small device with microfluidic channels…
RT – Daily news
Amnesty warns against using white phosphorus in Mosul siege ‘unless absolutely necessary’
Amnesty International has urged the Iraqi government and US-backed coalition not to use white phosphorus bombs in the vicinity of Mosul, warning of devastating health consequences for civilians who are trying to flee the Islamic State-held city. Read Full Article at RT.com
SpaceNews.com
SpaceX narrows down cause of Falcon 9 pad explosion
NEW YORK — SpaceX said Oct. 28 that it is able to replicate the failure of a helium tank that is suspected, but yet to be confirmed, as the cause of Falcon 9 pad explosion nearly two months ago. In a statement, the company said it is focusing its investigation on tanks made of fiber composite materials…
RT – Daily news
Clinton bemoans US not rigging 2006 Palestinian election in newly-released tape
Decade-old audio exposes then-Senator Hillary Clinton saying the US should have manipulated Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006 to prevent a Hamas victory. The presidential candidate lamented that the US didn’t “determine who was going to win.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
Parachute’s Essential Quilt is Just the Right Amount of Weight and Texture
Parachute Essential QuiltWhen it’s not duvet season, the perfect quilt is essential.Parachute’s Essential Quilt is linen in the front and cotton in the back. For those times when you don’t want to sweat under a duvet but need more weight than a flat sheet to sleep, this quilt is a pretty ideal compromise…
BBC News – World
What life was like living under so-called Islamic State in Iraq
The BBC’s Shaimaa Khalil speaks to the Shahoud family about what life was like living under so-called Islamic State.
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Rebel groups launch Aleppo offensive
Rebel groups in Syria have launched a major offensive to try to break the government siege of eastern Aleppo, the city at the heart of Syria’s civil war.
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Giphy is giving orphaned Vines a new home
Yesterday, Twitter announced that it will effectively kill off the struggling short-form video platform Vine in the coming months. The news did not go over very well with the service’s fanbase, many many of whom took to Twitter to express their outra…
RT – Daily news
US may ‘navigate & direct’ ISIS terrorists from Mosul into Syria – Assad aide
The way the US-led coalition is conducting its Mosul siege suggests Washington might be planning to “navigate” Islamic State terrorists into Syria in accordance with its longstanding strategy for the region, President Assad’s media adviser told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
US interior secretary, officials warn of ‘impacts’ from Bundy brothers’ acquittal
The US interior secretary is urging vigilance, following the Bundy brothers being found not guilty of crimes relating to a six-week armed Oregon standoff. A Bureau of Land Management chief echoed the message, warning of “potential impacts of the verdict.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Mises Institute
Week in Review: October 29, 2016
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssFree MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionismWeek in Review: October 29, 2016 0 Views Obamacare premiums are exploding, just as mises.org has long predicted. Another disastrous example of politicians discarding basic common sense in passing through legislation…
Mises Institute
Dollar and Yuan Cash In on the Global Money-Printing Trend
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedMoney and BanksMoney and BankingDollar and Yuan Cash In on the Global Money-Printing Trend 0 Views There is little doubt that the rapid expansion of both dollar-denominated debt and monetary quantities since the financial crisis will lead us into…
RT – Daily news
Ankara halts airstrikes after Syria vows to ‘down Turkish planes,’ activates air defenses – report
Turkish jets have reportedly not taken part in the Euphrates Shield operation in neighboring Syria for a week now over the fears of being shot down by local air defenses after Damascus promised to prevent any aerial incursions. Read Full Article at RT.com
Gear Patrol
Deals of the Week: October 24–28, 2016
A week’s worth of epic deals. …Read More »
Popular Mechanics
Budget Garage Door Service
If you have a roll-up garage door, sooner or later it’s going to need a service. So here’s how to avoid those nasty costs. The post Budget Garage Door Service appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
RT – Daily news
Russian android plans to redefine how humans and robots talk to each other
In just three years, a Russian startup has developed a talking robot that has sold hundreds of units around the world. Alan Tim is now being systematically studied by scientists who want to understand human-robot communication. Read Full Article at RT.com
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Iceland’s Pirate Party set to make gains in parliamentary vote
Iceland holds parliamentary elections on Saturday, with polls showing the opposition led by the anti-establishment Pirate Party could topple the current centre-right ruling coalition.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
teratoma productions creates scenography based on color temperature
‘love and hate, death and sun, are all part of a color temperature spectrum. today, we’re at 3000 Kelvins and we will never be like that again’. The post teratoma productions creates scenography based on color temperature appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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White House plan will train coal workers for 21st century jobs
Stepping away from fossil fuels is incredibly important, but our move toward a sustainable future will invariably leave countless workers unemployed by no fault of their own. The White House knows this and this week, the Obama administration announced $28 million in funding for 42 “economic and workforce”…
Jetson Green
Cozy Shipping Container Tiny Home
This shipping container tiny home was designed in a very unique way, which makes it both stand out from the crowd and quite spacious. It was built out of a single container, and designed by the firm Custom Container Living, which is based in Archie, Missouri. This tiny home, which does not yet have…
Digital Trends
Facebook’s ad-targeting options enabling ethnic exclusion are unlawful, report alleges
Facebook is once again drawing controversy over its ad targeting tool that allows marketers to exclude specific users based on “ethnic affinity.” The fact that anyone can create a Facebook ad within the housing category using the option renders it in violation of federal housing and employment laws…
BBC News – World
Racists Anonymous: ‘I am a racist’
A Pastor in California is taking a different approach to tackling racism in his community.
Dezeen
This week, Philippe Starck and Kodak both revealed new smartphones
This week saw French designer Philippe Starck and American imaging company Kodak both venture into smartphone design. Read more
BBC News – World
S Korean President Park Geun-hye orders advisers to quit
South Korean President Park Geun-hye orders 10 of her advisers to quit after admitting she allowed a friend to edit political speeches.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Participation in Venezuelan opposition strike falls after government threats
Venezuela’s streets were quieter than usual on Friday during an opposition-called strike, but participation was patchy after the socialist government threatened to shut down businesses that closed.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Intelligent e-scooter crams multi-purpose batteries into highly portable package
Immotor, a California startup founded by Mophie founder Daniel Huang, offers a stylish, new urban transport solution. Its folding electric Go scooter rolls for up to 20 miles (32 km) around city centers and surrounding environs. The three-mode scooter also works as a power-assist trolley, and…
BBC News – World
Mosul Iraq battle: Shia militias aim to take Tal Afar
Iraq’s Shia militia groups launch an attack against IS militants in Tal Afar, west of Mosul.
Physics News
Close up of the new mineral merelaniite
A team led by a physicist from Michigan Technological University has discovered a new mineral, named for the region in Tanzania where it comes from.
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It looks like Sony’s 10-year-plan for the PS3 is over
Yesterday, Sony announced that MLB The Show 17 will launch on PS4 next March — but it won’t be coming to the PS3. As the previous year’s edition of the sports game was the last first-party title to come to the aging console, this probably means Sony won’t put out new content. If so, we’ve reached the…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
After months of uncertainty, Spain’s parliament to confirm Rajoy for second term
Spain’s 10 months without a government should end on Saturday when parliament is set to grudgingly grant conservative Mariano Rajoy a second term as prime minister.
RT – Daily news
Iraqi Kurds will push for independence after Mosul is freed — PM
Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) prime minister says the Kurds will renew their push for an independent state after Mosul is liberated from IS — which may take up to three months, given the quick gains made on the approaches to the city. Read Full Article at RT.com
Fast Company
The Counterintuitive Career Lesson I Learned By Traveling The World
How to separate the possible from the probable, then act accordingly—even when it’s risky. How to separate the possible from the probable, then act accordingly—even when it’s risky.I purposely don’t tell my family about the “crazy” things I do when I travel. They only found out…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Brazil mutant mosquitoes to breed out diseases
Scientists in Brazil are preparing to release millions of factory-bred mosquitoes in an attempt to wipe out their distant cousins that carry tropical diseases. The insects’ method: have sex and then die.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Commonwealth brainstorms on climate change reversal
The Commonwealth is bringing together global experts to thrash out new ideas for not just reducing climate change but actually reversing its effects by mimicking success stories in nature.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Boeing lands patent for VTOL passenger plane
If you’re one of the millions of air travelers who must drive by half a dozen perfectly good small airfields to get to a passenger airport, there may be hope yet. Boeing has been awarded a patent for a tilt rotor Vertical TakeOff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft capable of carrying up to 100 passengers….
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Bob Dylan says winning Nobel Prize left him ‘speechless’
Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy that awards it said Friday, breaking his silence on the win that he said left him “speechless”.
Digital Trends
How Ultrabooks challenged the MacBook Air – and won
In the summer of 2010, I started shopping for a new Windows notebook. I’d been a Windows user forever, having experimented with Windows 1.0 and then cut my computing teeth on Windows 3.0. But an unfortunate experience with Windows Vista in 2008 drove me to use a MacBook Pro for a while. Eventually, it…
Computerworld
How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC
The long-neglected PC got a massive injection of innovation this week with major announcements from Google, Apple and Microsoft.Each company introduced advancements that users didn’t ask for, didn’t think they wanted and are already complaining about.Why? Because we love new technology in theory but…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
ESA plans next major space mission to detect gravity waves
The problem with gravity waves is that after a century of trying to detect them, scientists now have to figure out what to do with them. To this end, ESA is soliciting proposals from European scientist for its eLISA L3 space mission slated to launch in 2034. Part of ESA’s Cosmic Vision plan,…
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Dozens killed in fresh clashes in Central African Republic, UN mission says
At least 25 people were killed in two days of violence around the town of Bambari in the troubled Central African Republic, the UN’s MINUSCA mission said Saturday. Six of the victims were gendarmes.
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More migrants sleeping in streets of Paris after ‘Jungle’ camp closes in Calais
The number of migrants sleeping rough on the streets of Paris has risen by at least a third since the start of the week when the “Jungle” shanty town in Calais was evacuated, officials said.
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Tiny Genetic Differences between Humans and Other Primates Pervade the Genome
Genome comparisons reveal the DNA that distinguishes Homo sapiens from its kin — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Virtual Trip to Mars Offers Ultimate Preview to Crewed Mission
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Everything You Need to Know About Halloween 2016
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Rare Halloween ‘Black Moon’ Explained
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Scientist Goes It Alone on Climate Change to Save His State
WIRED
The MacBook Pro’s Most Important New Feature? Touch ID
Touch ID is going to change the way you use your MacBook—and make your digital life way more secure. The post The MacBook Pro’s Most Important New Feature? Touch ID appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Skyrim Publisher Gives Up on Game Reviews—and It Won’t Be the Only One
Bethesda won’t be sending out any early review copies of <em>Skyrim</em>’s special edition, nor of <em>Dishonored 2</em>. And other game publishers may follow suit. The post Skyrim Publisher Gives Up on Game Reviews—and It Won’t Be the Only One appeared first on WIRED.
VentureBeat
Comma.ai cancels self-driving car device after warning from U.S. regulators
(Reuters) – San Francisco entrepreneur George Hotz was so confident in his self-driving startup Comma.ai that he had T-shirts made that boldly proclaimed: “We are gonna be so rich.” But U.S. federal highway safety officials this week forced Hotz to slam on the brakes, veering into a sudden detour, on…
Scientific American Content: Global
What Is Mindfulness, and Should You Try It?
This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen answers, “What is mindfulness?” Plus, 3 starter exercises to try — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Morning After Weekend Edition: Happy Halloween!
Letter from the Editor Change is life. It’s what keeps things interesting. It’s also what keeps the cauldron of commerce at a full boil. And in the technology industry, change is constant. This week, Apple and Microsoft revealed new computers that’ll tempt many — particularly folks working in…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Hollande acknowledges France’s role in interning thousands of Roma during WWII
President François Hollande on Saturday acknowledged that France bore “broad responsibility” for the internment of thousands of Roma by the World War II Vichy regime and in the early months of the post-war government.
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Imperial Probe Droid Drone Droid Drone Droid Drone Droid [Video]
Y’know the Imperial Probe Droids from The Empire Strikes Back? I’m convinced they have dialogue. The indistinct bleeping they do during their scans sounds quite a lot to me like they’re saying “You never said that.” Go on, have a close listen next time you’re watching the movie. Or playing Jedi Knight…
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How we got to the Switch: a brief history of Nintendo controllers
While it’s tempting to assume that Nintendo’s desire for innovation is a recent trend, borne out of the company’s need to fight Sony and Microsoft and forged in systems such as the Wii and DS, the Japanese veteran actually has something of a track record when it comes to dreaming up groundbreaking interface…
Reason.com Full Feed
USDA Uses Bad Food Data to Craft Bad Diet Policies: New at Reason
A new study in the journal Current Problems in Cardiology by researcher Edward Archer, Ph.D. and several colleagues has pointed to serious flaws in the data the USDA relies on to calculate the average number of calories that are present in the American diet. The researchers looked at the number of…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
SALE: Save 30% On All The Nerdy Shirts!
From now until October 31st at 11:59pm EST you can save 30% on everything in our TeePublic store using the code NAHALLOWEEN at checkout. That’s every design from some of the best independent artists in the business. But that’s not all! If you’re feeling lucky you can enter our Halloween giveaway…
Ars Technica
Want to see gaming’s past and future? Dive into the “educational” world of PLATO
In the days of mainframe computing, one system stood miles ahead of the rest. PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations) wasn’t special for its power or speed or graphical prowess, though. It was remarkable for the ideas that drove its development and for the breadth of…
CNET News.com
Tech opens the door for people with cognitive disabilities – CNET
Individuals with intellectual disabilities have it particularly rough when it comes to jobs. Here’s how some are addressing the problem.
CNET News.com
Slasher or hacker? These 2016 hacks gave us nightmares – CNET
With so many rightening cybersecurity issues this year, it was hard to tell the difference between real life and a horror movie.
TechCrunch
Zcash, Blockstack, and appcoins, oh my!
 It’s time to check back in to what’s happening in the world of cryptocurrencies! Which—give it credit—is never, ever boring. Some things seem evergreen; the Bitcoin civil war is resurgent; the Ethereum’s growing pains continue. But out there on the horizon, some strange and interesting things are happening….
Cool Hunting
Link About It: This Week’s Picks: The art of ping pong, a pickled dinosaur brain and the joy of “sploshing” in our look around the web
1. Best Dressed at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade From the adorable to absurd and awkward, the 2016 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYC brought out all kinds of pooches (and owners) who delighted the crowds this past…… Continue…
The Gadget Flow
Epirus – Tennis Bags As Stylish As The Sport Itself
Tennis has always been a stylish sport, from how it’s played, to its glamorous icons, celebrity spectators, and fashionable enthusiasts. But for decades, the only tennis bags available have been ugly, racket-shaped, brightly-colored that cause heavily-branded eyesores. But Epirus is here to change that…
The Gadget Flow
Rumpl High-Performance Synthetic Down Blanket
Instantly rid yourself of the chill with the Rumpl High-Performance Synthetic Down Blanket. Made with super durable 20D Ripstop nylon with DWR, this blanket remains light yet strong as well as waterproof, odor resistant and stain resistant. Perfect for camping, sporting events, keeping in your car, or…
The Gadget Flow
Tesla Powerwall 2
With double the energy of our first generation battery, Powerwall 2 can power a two-bedroom home for a full day. Compact, stackable and with a built-in inverter, installation is simple, either indoor or outdoor. Powerwall 2 is a battery for homes and small businesses that store the sun’s energy and delivers…
The Gadget Flow
Sveglio Volo Rocking Lounge Chair
Take a moment to savor the day with the Sveglio Volo Rocking Lounge Chair. Combining comfort and beauty, this chair has been designed to remind you that life is continually in motion yet incredibly balanced. Coming in your choice of six different vibrant colors and four frame colors, you can completely…
The Gadget Flow
Golchi – Most Versatile & Customizable Bottle Ever
Golchi is the world’s first vacuum insulated bottle that can carry two drinks simultaneously in any combination of hot and cold. With modular design, Golchi is customizable to four different configurations. Additional storage space lets you conveniently carry other everyday essentials. Patent pending…
The Gadget Flow
Ultra Rugged Cable by Nomad
Sick of your charging cables always fraying and breaking? Upgrade to the all new Ultra Rugged Cable by Nomad and watch your problems disappear. Measuring 1.5 meters, you have your choice of a Lightning cable for Apple devices; a Universal cable with Lightning, micro-USB, and USB Type-C connectors; or…
The Gadget Flow
Modern Sliced Wood Light Sculpture
Use Mother Nature at her best to enhance your interiors with the Modern Sliced Wood Light Sculpture. Made from just wood and aluminum, this incredibly designed lighting fixture appears to have slices of wood levitate. All cut from a single piece of California Incense Cedar, the light inside bursts through…
SlashGear
GM-owned car-sharing service Maven comes to Los Angeles
Services like Uber and Lyft may be dominating the ride-hailing market, but there’s still a growing number of options for those who don’t own cars but need to use one on occasion. One such is Maven, the car-sharing service owned by General Motors, which has just announced an expansion into another major…
Mashable
These 11 YouTubers with disabilities will make you laugh, think and learn
YouTube’s growth as a platform for self expression and raw honesty has made it a destination for young people looking to have real conversations about topics that affect their lives.  For few groups is that kind of opportunity more important than people with disabilities. SEE ALSO: New comic series…
Gear Patrol
Watch Now: The Gear We’re Testing This Week
Get behind the scenes with the gear our writers, editors and photographers are testing. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
This Week in Gear: October 24–28
A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear. …Read More »
Slashdot
US Bank Regulator Notifies Congress of Major Data Security Breach
A U.S. banking regulator says an employee was found to have downloaded a large number of files onto thumb drives a week before he retired. When the former employee was contacted, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said he “was unable to locate or return the thumb drives to the agency.” The…
Reason.com Full Feed
How Citizens United Protects a Mezcal Company’s Right to Critcize Trump: New at Reason
Over the past year posters bearing the phrase “Donald eres un pendejo” (“Donald, you are an asshole”) have been appearing around the country. Those posters are the work of Ilegal Mezcal, a brand of agave spirit imported from Mexico. John Rexer, owner of the brand, was inspired to put up the posters…
Mashable
Election day cyberattack: It’s coming, but probably won’t matter
As Election Day approaches, tension is rising. Schools are canceling classes. Investors are waiting cautiously. Law enforcement is on alert for violence at polling locations. And when what seemed like half the internet shut down last week, fear of a large-scale cyberattack joined that list. Sam Altman,…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Butt shot shows promise as male birth control—but many side effects, too
Enlarge (credit: Getty | Dmitry Rogulin ) Routine hormone injections into the buttocks of 320 men dramatically shrunk their sperm counts and prevented pregnancies during a year-long, early-phase trial, researchers reported Thursday. The findings suggest that a future hormonal male contraceptive…
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This Gadget Is Stopping Traffic Collisions Before They Happen
Bicycling in metro areas can be terrifying—and sometimes life-threatening. But technological aids like collision-avoidance systems are gaining popularity and may be saving lives.One company, Taylor and Sons, a hauling company in Nottinghamshire, UK, took that approach and outfitted their 60-truck fleet…
Freshome.com – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
Mirrors Add Playful Charm to Transitional Apartment in Barcelona
This transitional apartment is located in Plaça Catalunya, in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. Designed by Nook Architects, the project makes the most of its location, with generous balcony doors opening up to the city’s eclectic rhythm.“The customer wanted a spacious dwelling for him as the main occupant…
BBC News – World
Nigeria ‘rickshaw bombs’ leave seven dead in Maiduguri
Two suicide bombers kill at least seven people in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials say.
Scientific American Content: Global
Blue LEDs Light Up Your Brain
Why electronic screens keep you awake at night and what you can do about it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gadget Review
Logitech CREATE iPad Keyboard Case Review
Logitech CREATE iPad Keyboard Case Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Got a 12.9″ iPad Air? Then you’re likely looking for a case to protect it from the rigors of life. One such option is Logitech CREATE Keyboard Case, a case that combines both protection and a backlit keyboard. So how…
RT – Daily news
At least 17 civilians killed by Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen — officials
At least 17 civilians, including 11 members of one family, were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in the war-torn western city of Taiz, Yemeni officials said, adding that the airstrike targeted the house of a citizen in a southern district called al-Salw. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
Today’s Best Deals: Crock-Pot, All-Clad, Starship Enterprise, and More
A programmable Crock-Pot, All-Clad skillets, and the Starship Enterprise lead off Saturday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share…
Lifehacker
Make an Indoor Water Garden in a Jar for Carefree Greenery
If you don’t have a green thumb but want to liven up your home or office with some plants, it might be time to get aquatic. Aquatic plants can offer an interesting alternative to potted plants and, rather than using an aquarium, all you need is a jar. In other words, a “jarrarium.”Aquatic plants are…
Mises Institute
Inferno and the Overpopulation Myth
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssInferno and the Overpopulation Myth 0 Views 36 min agoInferno is a great thriller, featuring Tom Hanks reprising his role as Professor Robert Langdon. The previous movie adaptations of Dan Brown’s books (Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code) were a success,…
BBC News – World
South Korea protests: ‘Rumours swirling around’
Thousands of protesters have marched in a candle-lit demonstration against the president of South Korea.
Slashdot
Payback? Russia Gets Hacked, Revealing Putin Aide’s Secrets
Ukrainian activists have compromised 2,337 messages in the Microsoft Outlook accounts of two assistants to a top aide of Vladimir Putin. An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes NBC News: A Ukrainian group calling itself Cyber Hunta has released more than a gigabyte of emails and other material from the…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Liberated from IS group, Iraqi Christians look to rebuild ancient heartlands
As the coalition battling the Islamic State (IS) group pushes towards Mosul, Christian towns and villages in the surrounding region are being liberated. But the future is still unclear for those returning to Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest Christian town.
RT – Daily news
US Air Force command apologized for close fly-by in Syria — Russian MoD
American military officials have offered apologies to their Russian colleagues for an incident over Syria, in which US and Russian military jets were involved in a “near-miss” situation. Earlier, Washington shifted the blame to Moscow for the incident. Read Full Article at RT.com
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It Won’t Be Difficult to Spoof Smartphone Finger Vein Scanners
In 2011, the field of biometric identification—using physical features to identify yourself—went from an obscure futuristic technology to just another smartphone feature with the release of Motorola’s Atrix 4G, the first phone to feature a fingerprint scanner. Today, fingerprint ID is a commonplace on…
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Taming the Physics of Splashing
Splashing is one of those facts of everyday physics that none of us will really ever have to ponder outside of getting hosed by a passing car on a rainy day. Yet, in some cases, the propensity of a liquid to go everywhere when impacted can be quite dire. Consider, for example, a hospital environment,…
VentureBeat
Blockchain could help fix IoT security after DDoS attack
GUEST: Chinese electronics manufacturer Hangzhou Xiongmai is in deep trouble. Its products are being blamed for having enabled last Friday’s historical DDoS attack, which shut down access to important websites across swathes of the U.S. and Europe and has caused a stir about IoT insecurity. Aside from…
BBC News – World
Iran death penalty: Justice minister calls for fewer executions
Iran’s justice minister is seeking an ‘effective’ alternative to executions, according to local media.
Mashable
Watch a remote-controlled hoverboard skeleton scare New Yorkers
Mashable’s Jon Lynn put a frightening skeleton on a Segway miniPRO and gave New Yorkers a little Halloween fun. And maybe tourists will take home tales of a haunted Union Square.  Watch Anna Kendrick and John Lithgow read scary stories written by kids Hikers survive terrifying encounter with…
Mashable
Glowing Vincent van Gogh costume will illuminate your Halloween
When you’re an artist dressing as an artist for Halloween, it’s expected that you go all out. Redditor Vito Polizzi did just that with his awesome Vincent van Gogh costume, which features a rainbow of neon colors that glow when under a black light. SEE ALSO: You’ll want to hug this octopus costume…
The Awesomer
Walt & Jesse Hazmat Suit Figures
Price: $320  | BuyThreezero’s latest Breaking Bad collectible is a killer bundle featuring sixth scale figures of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in their work attire. The set also comes with a ton of accessories, including gas masks, test tubes and a lab desk. More Awesome…
Digital Trends
Photograph a ghost and 8 other Halloween photo tricks and treats
Trick-or-treating is just around the corner — but cameras can be just as good at the tricks and treats, and no, we’re not talking about scouring Pinterest for a costume for your camera. Shooting good Halloween photos, if you know how to meet the challenge of shooting after dark, can be a real treat,…
Mashable
Stuck in transition: Teens and the 2016 campaign
Many of us adults are fatigued by what’s being called “election depression,” and can’t wait for this fiasco to be over. Friends online have posted about needing to do yoga or drink copious amounts of wine to stomach the 3rd debate, and I admit, this particular election season has made me feel a bit anxious…
SlashGear
Skype for Business comes to Mac, Skype iOS gets Siri messaging support
Microsoft’s messaging and video calling platform Skype has released two updates heading into the weekend, one each for the Mac and iOS. The first isn’t technically an update, but a brand-new app for the desktop: Skype for Business, the platform’s service that focuses more on inter-office communication…
Scientific American Content: Global
As Earth Warms, the Diseases That May Lie Within Permafrost Become a Bigger Worry
Scientists are witnessing the theoretical turning into reality: infectious microbes emerging from a deep freeze — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gizmodo
Tesla’s Electric Domination Moves Forward With Debut of Beautiful Solar Shingles
In a move that would make Steve Jobs boil over with envy, Elon Musk presented Tesla’s latest product in an over the top presentation at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Four houses on the old set of Desperate Housewives were refitted with the company’s new, almost unnoticeable solar panel roofing.Read…
Fast Company
How To Explain Your Screw-Up Without Making Excuses
Excuses, explanations, apologies—they’re all different things. Here’s when (and how) to use each of them the next tim
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