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House Renovation Ideas – 17 Inspirational Before & After Residential Projects
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Brazilian held in Italy with liquid cocaine in trainers
A Brazilian man is caught at Fiumicino airport in Rome smuggling liquid cocaine in his trainers.
Digital Trends
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the 13″ MacBook Pro have reduced PCI Express bandwidth
With its “Hello Again” event on Thursday, Apple introduced the new MacBook Pro lineup, and along with it came the announcement that the new notebooks would only come with Thunderbolt 3 ports. It’s not a surprise, especially given Apple’s embrace of the Thunderbolt platform in the past, but a support…
CONTEMPORIST
This Nightclub In Mexico Received A Bold Redesign
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designboom | architecture & design magazine
SO-IL proposes a ‘space of public exchange’ for berlin’s nationalgalerie20
the scheme intends to advance the museum typology, shifting it from ‘a passive repository of sacred objects’ to a ‘space of public exchange’. The post SO-IL proposes a ‘space of public exchange’ for berlin’s nationalgalerie20 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Big Think
What Fascism Really Is — And What It Isn’t
We often hear rhetoric comparing certain political leaders and moments to Fascism. But, is that accurate? Perhaps more importantly, is that a good thing?Read More
Gizmodo
Find Out If Your House or Neighborhood Is Haunted With This Website
Maybe you’re trying to up the spooky factor at home. Maybe you get generally creeped out this time of year and would like to know if you should stay at a friend’s house tonight. Or maybe you’re just the morbidly curious type. Well, this site will calm your fears or indulge your nightmares.Read more…
The Verge – All Posts
The irrationality of voting: why shark attacks have influenced elections
Take heart, everyone, the election is winding down. There are only a few more days until we can heave a sigh of relief — at least, until campaigning for 2020 begins in six months. It hasn’t been a pretty election, and lots of ink has been spilled over the various tactics of the two sides. But that’s…
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‘On the Silver Globe’ Is the Best Sci-Fi Film Never Made
All images from the unreleased remastered version of On the Silver Globe. Courtesy of Daniel Bird/KADR Film StudioIt’s hard to imagine what it must’ve felt like to see Star Wars for the first time when it was released in 1977, but according to pretty much everyone who was there, it was nuts. The fantasy…
The Verge – All Posts
The Future of Fear: How Los Angeles became the heart of immersive horror
Audiences associate the word “horror” with scary movies or terrifying novels. But over the past half-decade, live theater and haunted house exhibits have merged, bringing new life to the genre with interactive, real-world experiences that let audiences step through the screen and into their own personal…
Digital Trends
The best hybrid car you can buy
From novel curiosities to an integrated part of the automotive mainstream, hybrid cars have come a long way. That means there are more choices than ever, and that buyers don’t have to give up things like comfort, practicality, or even performance just to have the best fuel economy. There’s no need to…
Digital Trends
The complete beginner’s guide to ecigarettes and vaping
Vaping is a great way to kick the cigarette habit, and is generally thought of as a healthier alternative to smoking. It may save you a good deal of money in the end, too, given today’s high cost of cigarettes. It’s not as easy as just picking up the latest and greatest mod and some e-juice, though….
RT – Daily news
Trump mistakes black supporter for ‘thug’ and removes from rally (VIDEO)
Donald Trump’s reputation for being racist wasn’t helped when one of his black supporters was kicked out of his Kinston, North Carolina rally, and Trump called the man a “thug” as he was being removed by security. Read Full Article at RT.com
ArchDaily
Experience LA’s Architecture Through This Spectacular Panoramic Time-Lapse
From the Griffith Observatory to the LAX Airport, LACMA’s Urban Light installation, the Bradbury Building, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Broad, and more, Los Angeles is full of inspiring architecture. In his new 10K x 4K resolution video, photographer and filmmaker Joe Capra…
Discover Magazine
October has been dramatically warm and dry in much of the United States — and relief is not yet in sight
October has continued a streak of remarkably warm and dry weather across large portions the United States. And as the animation above suggests, the heat, at least, is not likely to relent during the next week. Halloween will see very warm temperatures across the south and bulging far northward…
Discover Magazine
Scientists snare their first ever observations of a solar wave erupting upward from a sunspot
The findings may help explain a deep and abiding solar mystery Solar scientists have a problem: They haven’t been able to fully explain why the Sun’s atmosphere is about 100 times hotter than its surface. Now, observations of a solar wave rising up from a sunspot may help explain at least…
DudeIWantThat.com
Kootek Self-Defense Flashlight
Need a knife, a hammer, and a self defense club in a flash? Then you might want to carry Kootek’s knife, hammer, and self defense club in a flash…light. The multifunctional flashlight’s XM-L T6 Cree LEDs burn 800 lumens in high, low, and strobe modes up to 500′, plus are zoomable for pinpointed…
Lifehacker
Learn How to Prepare, Cook With, and Clean a Cast Iron Skillet
Cast iron skillets is a fantastic tool for most stove-top cooking. However, like all the best tools, they can require a little extra care to get the most out of them. This video shows you the basics.Read more…
SpaceNews.com
Virgin Galactic set to begin SpaceShipTwo glide flights
NEW YORK — Virgin Galactic is planning to begin glide flight tests of its second SpaceShipTwo next Tuesday, almost exactly two years after a fatal test flight of its first suborbital spaceplane. Virgin Galactic test pilot CJ Sturckow, speaking at a “Space Stories” event at The Explorers Club here Oct….
Lifehacker
Let Your Kids Eat All of the Halloween Candy They Want
Letting your kids engage in a sugar-fueled, Snicker wrapper-strewn free-for-all on October 31st may seem like irresponsible parenting, but it turns out not micromanaging your child’s candy consumption can teach them to listen to their hunger cues.It may seem counterintuitive, but restricting Reese’s…
Slashdot
Is Microsoft Mainstreaming Machine Learning?
Tuesday Microsoft updated their open source Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK), adding support for both C++ and Python. “This announcement is more than a point release…” argues Network World. “It’s the recognition of AI and machine learning as the next big platform after mobile.” This announcement…
The Verge – All Posts
I took a photo with the Pixel that changed my mind about the iPhone
A few moons ago, I wrote some words under the title of “The Google phone is almost as good as the iPhone,” and while I stand by the content of those words, I now have to revise my conclusion. On the basis of my extended experience with Google’s Pixel, I consider it an all-around better phone than the…
VentureBeat
VR industry hasn’t bothered to do safety research
GUEST: Episode two of this season’s Black Mirror, ‘Playtest’, sparked the question by many including Tyler Wilde, Executive Editor at PC Gamer, to ask the question, “Is there a line where virtual reality becomes dangerous, and will we stop when we find it?” I don’t want to be a party pooper, but it…
VentureBeat
The more tech advances, the more vital your human team becomes
GUEST: I was honored to deliver a keynote address at this year’s Velocity Conference in New York. My assignment was to talk about what “serverless” meant for teams. As I reflected on that question, and as I continue to reflect on my experience at Velocity, I am increasingly convinced of one basic fact:…
Mashable
Watch Elon Musk debut what could be the mainstreaming of solar power
Elon Musk loves standing in front of massive videos of planets, whether it’s Mars or Earth.  And on Friday, he pulled off his planet-loving stagecraft again to promote Tesla’s new Powerwall 2 battery for the home and office, as well as a new line of solar power roof tiles.  SEE ALSO: Elon Musk…
Digital Trends
Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Uber?
What’s one major problem for Uber, or any other ridesharing service for that matter? Traffic. While it might be handy to tap on your phone a couple of times and then see Randy or Steve rolling down the street with the ubiquitous Uber sticker in the window, there’s still the matter of congestion. Uber’s…
RT – Daily news
Police officer’s wife caught attempting to frame Black Lives Matter for fake robbery
A Boston police officer’s wife has been charged with faking a robbery which she attempted to frame the Black Lives Matter Movement for. Read Full Article at RT.com
FiveThirtyEight
Election Update: Four Ways Forward For Clinton After The FBI News
I’ve heard from people who wonder whether Friday’s news – that FBI director James Comey was investigating additional emails that may be pertinent to Hillary Clinton’s private email server — might have come too late in the campaign to be reflected in the polls, and therefore in our forecast, before Election…
Mashable
Dad who dressed as Princess Peach for his daughter addresses critics in open letter
Earlier this month, Redditor @thejohnblog made waves when he accompanied his daughter to a local comic-con dressed as Princess Peach. Now, he’s replied to his critics — those who called his outfit “emasculating,” among others — in a moving open letter on Reddit. SEE ALSO: You’ll want to hug this octopus…
Lifehacker
Build an Animated GIF Camera with a Raspberry Pi Zero
A camera that only shoots GIFs might sound a little ridiculous, and it is, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a fun use for a Raspberry Pi Zero.Over on Hackaday, user nick.r.brewer walks you through making one for yourself. Alongside the Pi Zero, you’ll also need the camera module, a battery pack, and a…
RT – Daily news
Hundreds protest in Madrid against PM Rajoy’s re-election (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Several thousand demonstrators took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest against conservative politician Mariano Rajoy, who is set to recover his former position as prime minister after winning a vote of confidence. Read Full Article at RT.com
Fast Company
Can These AI-Powered Tools Help You Perfect Your Next Presentation?
Can a machine design a better slide deck than you can? Several tech startups are betting on it. Can a machine design a better slide deck than you can? Several tech startups are betting on it.Recently I was told that a TEDx talk I gave was inspiring, courageous, beautiful, funny,…
Gizmodo
Float Through Every Detail of the International Space Station in 4K Glory
Space is undeniably cool, but you know what else is cool? Space gear. And taking a long, leisurely tour through the international space station in beautiful 4k with pristine focus is the best way to see all those wires, meters, monitors and control stations.Read more…
io9
The War With Extraterrestrials Will Begin in France
With UFO sightings on the rise and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman leading a push to reveal more classified info on extraterrestrial life, one small town in France wants to potentially ruin it for us all.Read more…
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Wildife Camera Trap Shoots Rare Footage of Naked Human
When scientists set up camera traps for North American wildlife, large primates aren’t usually their main target. But recently, student biologists at Virginia Tech captured a rare species on film—a very wild, very naked Homo sapiens.So, anyone else get primate photos like this from forest cam traps….
Mashable
Medical examiner finds José Fernández had cocaine, alcohol in his system during boat crash
José Fernández had cocaine and alcohol in his system when he was killed in a boat crash, the Miami medical examiner said in a new report.  The Miami Marlins pitcher was killed along with two others when his boat hit a jetty near Miami Beach Sept. 25.  The Miami-Dade medical examiner found cocaine in…
Slashdot
Google’s ‘Project Zero’ Hid A Major Vulnerability in Apple’s OS and iOS Cores
In June Google’s task-force against zero day exploits “identified a coding exploit in the underlying kernel of Apple’s OSX and it’s mobile operating system iOS, which could allow for root-level escalation of privileges for an attacker in a non-updated version of the OS,” according to The Stack. An anonymous…
Gizmodo
It’s Officially the Weird Twitter Election
Some pundits have aptly declared this the Twitter Election. The alt-right’s enormous pro-Trump presence on the struggling platform and Hillary “Yaaas Kween” Clinton’s ‘epic clap backs’ have shown this to be true. Today at a rally in Golden, Colorado, Donald Trump stepped it up a notch (as he tends to…
Coolest Gadgets
Chocolate Hub is a USB-C wireless charging hub
Now this is a delicious looking piece of peripheral that computer users might want to pick up from 23 Devices — where it is aptly known as the Chocolate Hub. The Chocolate Hub is basically a USB-C wireless charging hub that will also be able to integrate itself seamlessly with Apple’s spanking new MacBook…
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Federal Overreach in Search of More Prison Time Cost Them a Conviction, Says Juror in Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Center Occupation Acquittal
Why did the jury in the trial of seven occupiers on trial for actions connected to the occupation earlier this year of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge acquit them? Because of the specifics of what they were charged with. And what they were charged with is likely because of a federal desire to…
Lifehacker
Travel Like a Pro With Away’s Direct-to-Consumer Luggage
Away LuggageJust as Casper upended the mattress industry, and Warby Parker exposed the eyeglass cabal, Away hopes to disrupt the luggage world with its direct-to-consumer hardside bags.My lovely coworkers bought me a set of these as a wedding gift, and I couldn’t resist documenting all of the cool features…
Digital Trends
General Motors and Toyota are rolling into the car-sharing space
GM and Toyota are upping their games with car-sharing ventures, hedging their bets against a future when individual car ownership may be less common. General Motors is expanding Maven, a car-sharing service the company is already running in seven other U.S. cities, to Los Angeles, according to Fast Company….
RT – Daily news
US orders evacuation of Istanbul diplomatic staff families
The US State Department has ordered the families of American diplomats in Istanbul, Turkey, to leave due to an increased risk of terrorism following extremists’ threats to “kidnap and assassinate Westerners and US citizens.” Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
China’s secret Cold War-era nuclear bunker opens to public (VIDEO)
China has revealed a top secret military bunker buried deep inside the Chongqing mountains in the Fuling region which was made to manufacture plutonium and Cold War explosives. Read Full Article at RT.com
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
DIY Cardboard Pumpkin Mask
Set yourself apart from the pack of monsters trolling the streets on Halloween by making your own cardboard pumpkin mask. The downloadable PDF guides you through the steps necessary to transform a plain piece of cardboard into a spooky pumpkin. Check it out $5.68
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Self-Cleaning Litter Box
Make life with your kitty more pleasant by leaving the cleanup duty to the self-cleaning litter box. It features a large entry to accommodate any sized cat and automatically sifts through and separates the waste from clean litter after your cat exits the box. Check it out $685.95
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Deep Sea Sand Art
Gain a deeper appreciation for science by learning about the universal principle of entropy with this deep sea sand art sculpture. Each time you rotate the glass ring, the different colored sands begin shifting to create deserts, mountains, clouds, rain, oceans and smoke. Check it out $85.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Side Facing Apple Charger Plug
The intelligent design of this side facing Apple charger plug allows you to easily fit the device behind furniture without getting it knocked out of the outlet. Apart from saving space, it maintains the cord in a downward direction to to prevent against frayed cables. Check it out $19.95
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Anatomical White Chocolate Skull
Satisfy your sweet-tooth with a little cannibalism by sinking your teeth into this anatomically correct white chocolate skull. Each skull is artfully handmade from rich Madagascan vanilla white chocolate and topped off with a fine cocoa powder for added flavor. Check it out $85.93
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Collapsible Water Bottle
The Que collapsible water bottle is the container that can shrink in size when needed without sacrificing style. Made from food-safe silicone, it features a unique spiral design that allows you to collapse the bottle to nearly half its size for easy portability. Check it out $22.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Fruit Freshness Extender
Keep your fruits from spoiling by prolonging their life with the fruit freshness extender. The set of two small blue apples come with a packet that absorbs the ethylene gas – which is what causes produce like fruits and veggies to over ripen and eventually spoil. Check it out $9.40
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XM556 Microgun
The XM556 Microgun is the defense suppression weapon with enough power to take down whatever stands in its way. Designed as a smaller and lighter alternative to the M134, it features Gatling-style rotating barrels that fire 5.56mm NATO cartridges. Check it out
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Kinetic Art Table
Create a soothing and calm environment in your home using this kinetic art table. Available in a variety of hardwood and veneer exteriors, it comes with at least 25 distinct built-in patterns – selectable via the app – to create eye-catching visual displays in the sand. Check it out $645.00
Fast Company
Secrets Of Silicon Valley Intrigue Revealed In Colin Powell’s Hacked Emails
Included: Complaints about gender bias at Salesforce, Kleiner Perkins’s Christmas card, and failed attempts at dinner with Mark Zuckerberg. Included: Complaints about gender bias at Salesforce, Kleiner Perkins’s Christmas card, and failed attempts at dinner with Mark Zuckerberg.The…
ReadWrite
Are smart city startups the 2.0 version of cleantech firms?
The smart city space is basking in interest from global governments and companies looking to invest where environment and technology intersect. This intersection was formerly considered the domain of cleantech, and under the smart city mantle it may be so again. A recent Bloomberg article raised the…
PCWorld
C by GE smart LED bulb review: Not the right choice for enthusiasts
Note:This review supercedes our first look at the C by GE white LED smart  bulbs. You’ll find our original opinion here. With its new C by GE hardware, GE takes a different approach to the smart bulb, offering two different models that are designed for different types of rooms. Both are Bluetooth…
The Verge – All Posts
Bixi is another attempt at chasing a gesture-controlled future
Gesture controls is one of those science fiction ideas that always seems a few years away. And while we’ve had a few contenders come and go, like the Leap Motion or the Kinect, nothing has been able to become the next big thing for controlling our computation devices in the same way that the mouse or…
TechCrunch
Blockchain is empowering the future of insurance
 Every segment of insurance is under competition by entrepreneurs touting new ways to underprice risk, creating new types of premiums and servicing consumers in a tightly regulated on-demand economy. While most startups attempting to gain traction in the insurance market fall under incremental innovation,…
Digital Trends
Seeing lots of ads on your tablet and phone? Get ready for even more
Advertising dollars go where the customers are, and our shift to increased internet access on phones and tablets hasn’t escaped the notice of media sales companies. An increasing share of worldwide internet use is with mobile devices and the trend isn’t stopping. Up from an estimated 71 percent this…
RT – Daily news
10yo Syrian girl gets prosthetic legs in Moscow after bomb attack, now runs & plays soccer
A 10-year-old girl who lost her legs in a terrorist attack in Aleppo and was taken from Syria to Moscow for surgery has finally completed her course of treatment. She can now play soccer, has picked up some Russian and is ready to return home to her relatives. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
‘China on European shopping tour’: German minister warns of Beijing’s takeovers of EU companies
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has urged the European Union to adopt a tougher approach with China, citing his concerns over Beijing gaining the West’s “strategically important key technologies.” He warned China’s WTO status was at stake. Read Full Article at RT.com
PCWorld
Connected Cree LED Bulb review: A super-cheap ZigBee solution
Note:This review supercedes our earlier opinion of the Cree Connected. You’ll find our original review here.Cree offers a ZigBee lighting solution, but only part of it. Cree makes the bulbs, but it doesn’t make the hub or the software to control it. For that, you’ll need a third-party product, either…
Lifehacker
This Week’s Top Downloads
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more…
VentureBeat
EA keeps fans coming back to the Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes mobile game
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes has consistently ranked in the top-grossing games on iOS and Android. The Electronic Arts mobile battle game launched 11 months ago, but fans keep coming back and spending money in the experience. We talked with EA Mobile about how it keeps the title going, which isn’t an…
VentureBeat
Wix denies allegations it stole WordPress code, says it open sourced work
A day after being on the receiving end of allegations that it not only stole code from WordPress, it also failed to contribute back to the open-source community, Wix has responded, saying that the claims against it are baseless and that its do-it-yourself website building platform has been operating…
VentureBeat
How AI helps marketers tell better stories
GUEST: We live in exciting times. Or, as Peter Diamandis would say, we live in “exponential times.” Digital disruption is everywhere. There’s always a new new thing. This is so true that we sometimes take it for granted and disregard its full magnitude. This year, all eyes are focused on AI, the newest…
BBC News – World
Key Lockerbie witness Tony Gauci dies in Malta
Tony Gauci, who gave key evidence in the Lockerbie bombing trial, has died, the BBC has learned.
Digital Trends
10 ways to tech out your ski and snowboard gear before the snow flies
When the snow starts falling, it’s time to start hauling your gear out of the attic or the basement for the season. When you revisit your old friends from seasons before, it may be tempting to think about ditching them and investing in a new ski or snow setup — until you think about the cost involved….
RT – Daily news
Pentagon promises to ‘investigate’ reports of Iraqi school bombing in US-supported Mosul siege
The Pentagon has promised to investigate information offered by the Russian General Staff on the alleged bombing of an Iraqi school by US warplanes taking part in a siege of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. Read Full Article at RT.com
Fast Company
From Landing A Promotion To Harnessing Stress: October’s Top Leadership Stories
This month’s top stories may help you put your stress to good use, write better cover letters, or even end the year with a promotion. This month’s top stories may help you put your stress to good use, write better cover letters, or even end the year with a promotion.This month,…
Next Big Future
Hormone injection for men has been shown to be 96% effective as contraception
A hormone injection has been shown to be a safe and effective method of contraception – for men.US researchers say the jab was almost 96% effective in tests on around 270 men who were using it, with four pregnancies among their partners.However, a relatively high number developed side effects, including…
KurzweilAI » News
Neurons from stem cells replace damaged neurons, precisely rewiring into the brain
As shown in this in vivo two-photon image, neuronal transplants (blue) connect with host neurons (yellow) in the adult mouse brain in a highly specific manner, rebuilding neural networks lost upon injury. (credit: Sofia Grade/LMU/Helmholtz Zentrum München) Embryonic neural stem cells transplanted into…
RT – Daily news
‘Undersea supremacy’: US commissions $2.7bn nuclear submarine ‘Illinois’
The US has officially welcomed its latest Virginia class nuclear submarine to the fleet, which the Navy believes has the capabilities required to maintain the US “undersea supremacy” in the 21st century. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
France ‘won’t tolerate’ another Jungle-style migrant camp – Hollande
President Francois Hollande has vowed to tear down any improvised migrant camps that may spring up after the closure of the infamous ‘Jungle’ in Calais, saying that France “will not tolerate” such chaotic sites anymore. Read Full Article at RT.com
Dezeen
El Dorado wraps Missouri home around sunken courtyard
American studio El Dorado has completed a residence in Kansas City that is organised around a sunken central courtyard. Read more
VentureBeat
How to apply natural language processing in the enterprise
GUEST: It’s no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transitioning out of R&D labs and into the mainstream market for enterprise applications. Leaders in the computer vision space, such as those developing autonomous cars, have continually made headlines as the new technology breaks…
Shut Up And Take My Money
Interesting handmade lamps, with a variety of designs (can’t link just an individual design)
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Shut Up And Take My Money
Light Board for drawing, art, stencils, tracing, etc. powered by Micro USB
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Terahertz scans could save male chicks from an untimely end
Chicken hatcheries often grind up male chicks as soon as they break out of their shells — they don’t produce enough meat as adults, so they’re considered useless compared to the egg-laying females. It’s not exactly compassionate, and it wastes money as hatcheries incubate eggs they’ll never use. However,…
Slashdot
Apple Shared User Data With Governments, Says WikiLeaks Email
“Please know that Apple will continue its work with law enforcement,” reads an email from Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, who reports directly to CEO Tim Cook, according to new documents this week on WikiLeaks. An anonymous reader writes: In the email the Apple…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Bitcoin goes on sale across Switzerland via railway ticket machines
If you don’t have access to a Swiss bank account, you will soon be able to keep your currency secure by instead buying some Bitcoin at any Swiss railway station. The cryptocurrency will be available for purchase at all Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) ticket machines in November… Continue Reading…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Hollywood and Hacking: Into the 21st Century – Real life hackers, computer punks and Hugh Jackman dancing
For the past 30 years, Hollywood has consistently struggled to depict computer hacking in accurate and exciting ways. The history of Hollywood and hacking is littered with lazy writing, absurdly unrealistic computer interfaces and stereotypical “nerd” characters. But in amongst the idiocy we’ve…
Mashable
No, the internet does not care for politician’s lame graffiti joke
Is a joke a joke when you workshop it for more than five months? Mike Baird, the premier of New South Wales, Australia, copped a shellacking on social media Sunday after he shared a picture on Facebook of himself posing with graffiti … of himself. The artwork, which was out the back of Sydney’s The…
RT – Daily news
Aleppo terrorists shell escape routes, take $300 bribe per fleeing civilian – Russia’s MoD
Terrorists in Aleppo show no sign of deescalating attacks on residential areas and humanitarian corridors, Russia’s Defense Ministry says. Only 12 people managed to flee the jihadist-controlled area overnight, and only after paying a hefty bribe. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Moldova holds first presidential election in 20 years
Voting is under way in Moldova for the country’s first direct presidential election for 20 years.
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Starbreeze deal gives you more freedom to move in VR
If Starbreeze is going to get you wearing VR headsets in IMAX theaters and pods, it’ll have to create a wow-inducing experience… and it might have taken one step closer toward that goal. The company has bought Nozon, a visual effects house whose recent breakthrough is an interactive parallax effect…
Dezeen
Dezeen’s latest Pinterest board shines a light on Diwali
Today is Diwali, the festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists. To celebrate, we’ve pinned dozens of lighting installations to a new Pinterest board, such as a canopy of pulsating lanterns designed for New York’s Winter Garden and a glowing red sun made from thousands of crystals….
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Ivorian voters head to polls for referendum on controversial new constitution
Ivory Coast heads to the polls Sunday for a referendum on a new constitution their president insists will heal a nation beset by violent turmoil, but which the opposition says is dangerously anti-democratic.
Slashdot
How Linux Saved A School’s Failing Windows Laptop Program
OpenSource.com reports on a Minnesota school’s 1:1 program — one device per child — where “Lots of the Windows laptops were in very poor condition and needed to be replaced.” An anonymous reader writes: An Indiegogo campaign triggered extra money and donations of laptops, allowing the school’s Linux…
BBC News – World
S Korean scandal: President Park’s friend Choi returns to Seoul
Choi Soon-sil, suspected of exploiting her links with President Park Geun-hye for financial gain, returns to the country to face the accusations.
Big Think
Top 20 Greatest Inventions of All Time
The most impactful technology inventions in history are ranked.Read More
National Geographic News
A Frog Whose Babies Pop Out of Its Back and More Freaky Animals
National Geographic News
Inside the Quest for a Real ‘Star Trek’ Warp Drive
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Facebook is testing more Snapchat-style features in its main app
Photos and video clips that disappear after 24 hours; fancy filter overlays that add special effects or turn you and your friends into different characters; one-to-one messages rather than a public news feed… no, it’s not Snapchat, it’s Facebook’s new camera feature.Facebook is reportedly testing its…
The Manual
Detroit Audio Lab’s speakers offer an audible piece of the city itself
With its Made From Detroit line of speakers, Detroit Audio Lab is looking to give back to its home city while offering buyers a literal piece of its history in the form of a speaker made with wood recycled from abandoned buildings. The post Detroit Audio Lab’s speakers offer an audible piece of the…
RT – Daily news
Australia plans lifetime ban for refugees arriving by boat
A planned law will ban asylum-seekers who arrived in Australia by boat from ever entering the country, even as a tourist, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Sunday. Read Full Article at RT.com
Fast Company
Exactly How To Position Yourself As A First-Time Jobseeker
Here’s what “personal branding” looks like when you don’t have much work experience to draw on. Here’s what “personal branding” looks like when you don’t have much work experience to draw on.If you’re kicking off an entry-level job search, standing out in a sea of qualified candidates…
Fast Company
The Right Way To Discuss Your Failures In A Job Interview
Take complete ownership—even if it wasn’t all your fault. Here’s how. Take complete ownership—even if it wasn’t all your fault. Here’s how.In interviewing hundreds of people, I’ve found that the way a candidate answers one key question tells me more about them than any other. I’ll…
RT – Daily news
At least 60 killed by Saudi-led coalition airstrike at Yemeni prison
At least 60 people, including inmates, were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on the Houthi-controlled Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, relatives told Reuters. Read Full Article at RT.com
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
JILA team spots elusive intermediate compound in atmospheric chemistry
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 JILA physicists and colleagues have identified a long-missing piece in the puzzle of exactly how fossil fuel combustion contributes to air pollution and a warming climate. Performing chemistry experiments in a new way, they observed a key molecule that appears briefly…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
The buzz about edible bugs: Can they replace beef
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 The idea of eating bugs has created a buzz lately in both foodie and international development circles as a more sustainable alternative to consuming meat and fish. Now a report appearing in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry examines how the nutrients…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
New warning over spread of ash dieback
Exeter UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 The ash dieback fungus could spread more quickly and affect more trees than previously expected, according to research at the University of Exeter. Exeter scientists have discovered that asexual spores of the ash dieback fungus (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) are infectious…
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UBC study finds optimal walking and cycling speeds to reduce air pollution inhalation
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 Cyclists should be riding at speeds between 12 and 20 kilometres per hour on city roads, while pedestrians should be moving at two to six kilometres per hour to minimize their inhalation of air pollution while still getting the health benefits of exercise, according…
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Arctic found to play unexpectedly large role in removing nitrogen
Port Aransas TX (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 Areas of the Arctic play a larger role than previously thought in the global nitrogen cycle – the process responsible for keeping a critical element necessary for life flowing between the atmosphere, the land and oceans. The finding is reported in a new study of…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Midwater ocean creatures use nanotech camouflage
Durham NC (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 Crustaceans that thrive in the vastness of the open ocean have no place to hide from their predators. Consequently, many creatures that live at depths where sunlight fades to darkness have developed transparent bodies to be less visible when spotted against the twilight…
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Researchers root for more cassava research
Champaign IL (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 Cassava makes up nearly 50 percent of the diet in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, where populations are projected to increase by more than 120% in the next 30 years. With stagnant yields for the last half century, scientists realize the need to focus their efforts on…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Scientists at MIPT beat the clock by quickly finding out what makes plants tick
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 Agricultural biotechnologists at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have developed a screening technique that can quickly determine how chemicals affect the growth of plants. Together with their colleagues from the Research Center of Biotechnology…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Indirect effects of rising CO2 levels on ecosystems more important than previously thought
Southampton UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 The indirect effects of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, such as changes in soil moisture and plant structure, can have a bigger impact on ecosystems than previously thought. Understanding the importance of these indirect effects, in comparison to…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
How water flows near the superhydrophobic surface
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 Water (and other liquids) has an unusual property when it flows closely to some specially designed surfaces: its speed isn’t equal to zero even in the layer that directly touches the wall. This means that liquid doesn’t adhere to the surface, but instead slides along…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Station crew get special delivery from Virginia
Chincoteague Island, VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 This week, astronauts are unloading more than 5,000 pounds of cargo and crew supplies from the Cygnus spacecraft to support dozens of science and research investigations. However, this shipment has special significance. This shipment arrived via an Antares…
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Compact graphene-based plasmon generator developed by physicists from MIPT
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 20, 2016 Researchers from MIPT’s Laboratory of 2D Materials’ Optoelectronics, Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics, and Tohoku University (Japan) have theoretically demonstrated the possibility of creating compact sources of coherent plasmons, which are the basic…
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Australian telescope views sky in radio technicolor
Perth, Australia (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 A telescope located deep in the West Australian outback has shown what the universe would look like if human eyes could see radio waves. Published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA, or ‘GLEAM,’…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Phonon and magnon are a couple
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 Professor Park Je-Geun, Associate Director of the Center for Correlated Electron Systems (CCES), within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), and colleagues have observed, quantified and created a new theoretical model of the coupling of two forms of collective…
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Potential new hunting ground for exoplanets discovered
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 Via a NASA-led citizen science project, eight people with no formal training in astrophysics helped discover what could be a fruitful new place to search for planets outside our solar system – a large disk of gas and dust encircling a star known as a circumstellar…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Cloudy Nights, Sunny Days on Distant Hot Jupiters
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 19, 2016 The weather forecast for faraway, blistering planets called “hot Jupiters” might go something like this: Cloudy nights and sunny days, with a high of 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit (about 1,300 degrees Celsius, or 1,600 Kelvin). These mysterious worlds are too far away…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
2016 Antarctic ozone hole moderate sized, consistent with expectations
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 The hole in Earth’s ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September grew to about 8.9 million square miles in 2016 before starting to recover, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who monitor the annual…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
US, China Silent on Space Talks, Except to Say There Will Be More
Washington DC (VOA) Oct 31, 2016 The United States and China appear to be keeping an unusually low profile as they push for more dialogue and cooperation on space exploration. The State Department hosted a new round of space cooperation talks in Washington last week with a delegation led by…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
WVU part of team that created detailed map of Milky Way
Morgantown WV (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 Hydrogen. Atomic number 1. It is the simplest and lightest element on the periodic table, but don’t be fooled by its humble appearance. With just a single proton and a single electron it is the most abundant element in the universe and has fueled star formation for…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Satellites to spot drones and guide cyclists
Paris (ESA) Oct 31, 2016 A space-age system for detecting drones took home the grand prize in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition, while ESA’s prize went to a smart satnav bicycle bell. Drones are one of the biggest trends of this year, offering many helpful applications. At the…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
A disappearing feast: Mean flows remain slim after eating eddies
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Oct 28, 2016 Magnetic confinement fusion holds the promise of almost limitless amounts of energy, available on demand and producing zero carbon dioxide. But in order to harness that energy, we must trap plasma- an ionized gas- hotter than the center of the sun inside a donut-shaped…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
US, Russian, Japanese astronauts return from ISS
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) Oct 30, 2016 Three astronauts landed safely in Kazakhstan Sunday following a 115-day mission aboard the the International Space Station, including US astronaut Kate Rubins, the first person to sequence DNA in space. Russian mission control confirmed the touchdown of NASA’s…
Digital Trends
Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: 4WD skateboards, robochess, a cheap CNC mill
At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless…
How-To Geek
Geek Trivia: The Modern Celebration Of Halloween Was Heavily Influenced By The Festival Of?
The Modern Celebration Of Halloween Was Heavily Influenced By The Festival Of? Devil’s Night Pitru Paksha Samhain El Día de MuertosThink you know the answer?
BBC News – World
Texas bake sale sparks racism protest
A Facebook Live showing a race-based bake sale is viewed over 200,000 times.
BBC News – World
Clinton emails: Officials advised FBI not to reveal inquiry
The FBI was advised by the US justice department not to inform Congress of a new inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails, officials say.
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Cheap PS4 and Xbox One deals: Game and Tesco go to war with early Black Friday deals
We’ve seen retailers jump the gun before in the week leading up to Black Friday, but some of the PS4 and Xbox One deals we’re seeing already are so good we have to wonder if we’re still actually weeks away from the sales bonanza.Tesco had an outrageous Xbox One deal last week,  but it’s the PS4’s turn…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
anne démians tops office buildings with an organic wood envelope
located in paris, the three volumes is covered with a 100% recyclable sheet-like wood envelope embodying a single curved gesture to soften the angles and serve as sun protection. The post anne démians tops office buildings with an organic wood envelope appeared first on designboom | architecture &…
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Eating off the floor: Modern Paris apartment’s floor becomes the dining table
It gives another meaning to ‘eating off the floor.’
Slashdot
Police Used Cell Tower Logs To Text 7,500 Possible Crime Witnesses
“Investigators are calling it a ‘digital canvass’ — the high-tech equivalent of knocking on thousands of doors for information,” reports the CBC, describing how an Ontario police department sent text messages to 7,500 potential witnesses of a homicide using phone numbers from a nearby cell tower’s logs….
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The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the ASUS ZenBook 3
ASUS’s latest ultraportable the ZenBook 3 is often compared to Apple’s 12-inch MacBook. And can you blame people? The laptop is even thinner and lighter than Apple’s two-pound wonder, but just as fast and with longer battery life. And it comes with a…
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Amazon Prime Deal of the Day – Save 30% or More on LonoLife Paleo Broth K-Cup
Amazon Prime Deal of the Day – Save 30% or More on LonoLife Paleo Broth K-Cup
Coolest Gadgets
LG UltraFine 5K/4K Displays intend to deliver the ultimate Mac user experience
The MacBook Pro is one line of laptops from Apple that has a pretty long history, and it does not look as though Cupertino is about to phase them out right now. Well, apart from that, there is also the “lesser” MacBook models from Apple that cater for a decent mobile computing experience, but if your…
Ars Technica
America’s largest gaming museum: Rare games, crazy prototypes, and giant Pong
FRISCO, Texas—Finally, there’s a museum made for people like me. The National Videogame Museum (yes, they spell it as one word) has been open since April of this year in the Dallas-area suburb of Frisco, and it houses an incredible collection…
WIRED
Elections Have Always Been Rigged, But Not Like Trump Says
Donald Trump says this election could be rigged. In a way, it already is. The post Elections Have Always Been Rigged, But Not Like Trump Says appeared first on WIRED.
Scientific American Content: Global
Could a Diabetes Drug Help Beat Alzheimer’s Disease?
Metformin may slow or reverse dementia and cognitive impairment, even in nondiabetics  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Man of Many
Affordable Virtual Reality – Vive Ready HP Computer Bundle
Technology is booming every year, and the newest craze is virtual reality. Everyone loves it, but the one aspect that everyone doesn’t love is the price point. Well, the big tech players, HP and HTC have addressed this issue to a certain degree by offering a new PC bundle that is reasonably affordable…
RT – Daily news
Syrian rebels fire ‘shells with poison gas’ in Aleppo – state media
Poison gas was fired at a government-held area of Aleppo on Sunday, causing at least 15 people to choke, Syrian state media said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gaming PSUs – Three 550W Juice Boxes Under $100
All computers need some sort of power supply to convert that alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC). Before purchasing your next Gaming Power Supply Unit (PSU) you might want to look at these sweet juice boxes.
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Virtual trauma: could home VR affect PTSD sufferers?
Thanks to the rise of mobile virtual reality headsets like the Samsung Gear VR and the relatively inexpensive but extremely accessible console-powered PlayStation VR, more people than ever have access to virtual reality headsets and content in the comfort of their own homes. Before now the technology…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
thomas misse’s minerae lamp collection is activated by moving a stone
minerae is an invitation to interact with light in a tactile and intuitive way. The post thomas misse’s minerae lamp collection is activated by moving a stone appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
BBC News – World
Iceland election: Pirate Party triples seats
Iceland’s Pirate Party wins more seats in elections, but not enough to form a government.
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It’s Time To Face My Flu Shot Fears
This will sound like I’m jinxing myself, but I’ve made the following boast enough times that the damage has already been done. So, here goes: I haven’t been sick since 2008. Two or three low-level colds and the occasional allergy-related sinus snrkk, but nothing really consequential—certainly no flu….
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Engineers Show You the Exact Wrong Way to Carve a Pumpkin
Halloween is around the corner and with it comes a deluge of fancy pumpkin carvings. Homes across America will light up with ill-conceived and poorly carved jack-o-lanterns. Social media will explode with finely carved gourds in the style of Taylor Swift and Donald Trump. Most of us will use a knife…
Scientific American Content: Global
An Antiaddiction Drug Called Ibogaine Could Be a Wonder Cure—Or an Addict Killer
Ibogaine, an antiaddiction drug that is illegal in the U.S., could cure more drug users than any other treatment—or kill them — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Freshome.com – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
Historic Montreal Bank Gets High Tech Transformation
In Montreal, Canada, an ornate former bank has been given a new lease on life as the headquarters for a tech start-up and cafe. Designed by Henri Cleinge, the marble floor, custom brass details, and painted ceiling were all restored to life with painstaking detail as the new headquarters for Crew Collective.Besides…
The Gadget Flow
Plantronic BackBeat Pro 2 Headphones
Get lost in your world of music with the Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 Headphones. In addition to offering the always exceptional sound quality expected from this brand, the BackBeat Pro 2 Headphones expertly cancel out environmental noise so you can focus on the music at hand. Outfitted with oblong ear…
The Gadget Flow
Zapplight LED Light Bulb and Bug Zapper
Enjoy being outdoors without the worry of bites with the Zapplight LED Light Bulb and Bug Zapper. Without using any chemicals, flames, or sprays, this system successfully rids you of pesky mosquitos. Combining this necessary technology with your need for light, the Zapplight Light Bulb and Bug Zapper…
The Gadget Flow
Blue Sky Coffee Press Blend
Enjoy the robust flavor of coffee as it if were prepared by a professional with the Blue Sky Coffee Press Blend. Made of durable materials, this compact device is the perfect size for one to two cups of coffee. To use the Coffee Press Blend, simple add in your fresh coffee grounds, immerse the device…
The Gadget Flow
Neolite Trek Portable Camping Hammock
Always have a place for your weary head with the Neolite Trek Portable Camping Hammock from Fox Outfitters. Available in over a dozen different color combinations, this hammock has been specially designed to be lightweight and travel-friendly as it folds into its compact built-in pocket. Once unfolded,…
The Gadget Flow
GRIPSTER Wrap Mount for iPad
Get the most out of your tablet with the GRIPSTER Wrap Mount for iPad Air 2 by Native Union. Providing you with the ideal grip to use your tablet anywhere, this snap-on system is complete with a stand and also functions as a carrying case. When it’s not protecting the front of your iPad Air 2, the GRIPSTER…
The Gadget Flow
Estream Portable Water Power Generator
Bring power with you on any adventure with the Estream Portable Water Power Generator. Relying on Mother Nature, this compact yet easy to use system converts any type of moving water into storable energy. Equipped with a USB port, the Estream Portable Power Generator can top up anything from your smartphone…
The Gadget Flow
VARIDESK Cube Plus 48 Height-Adjustable Desk
Take a break from sitting during your workday with the VARIDESK Cube Plus 48 Height-Adjustable Standing Desk. Perfectly designed to fit in a cubicle, this desk maximizes your space to give you enough room for two monitors, your keyboard and mouse, and space to write notes. Measuring 48 inches across…
The Gadget Flow
RiutBag Reverse Backpack
Get from A to B with the most security with the RiutBag Reverse Backpack. Transforming the way you carry, this backpack has all of the zippers, pockets, and openings on the back where the straps are. With this incredible and innovative design, there’s no chance someone can access your backpack while…
The Gadget Flow
Hand Crafted Wood Speaker by Go Groove
Take your tunes to the next level with the Hand Crafted Wood Speaker by Go Groove. Inspired by retro 1970s style, this stunning speaker enhances the acoustics of all of your favorite tracks. Connecting via Bluetooth or NFC technology, you can control the Wood Speaker right from your device. Equipped…
Slashdot
New Attack Can Seize Control of Drones
A new radio transmitter “seizes complete control of nearby drones as they’re in mid-flight,” reports Ars Technica: From then on, the drones are under the full control of the person with the hijacking device. The remote control in the possession of the original operator experiences a loss of all functions,…
TechCrunch
An emerging technology that could end the mass grinding of newly hatched chicks
 Billions of male chicks are killed every year by the poultry industry. It’s a common industry practice known as culling, destroy the day-old chickens through asphyxiation, or, more gruesomely, maceration, a process involving a conveyor belt and a giant blender. I’ll spare you the videos, but they’re…
Scientific American Content: Global
The Naked Truth: Why Humans Have No Fur
Recent findings lay bare the origins of human hairlessness—and hint that naked skin was a key factor in the emergence of other human traits — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Digital Trends
How to save a webpage as a PDF, so you can view it offline
Everyone eventually finds a web page they need to save for sharing with teammates or doing offline research. The most flexible solution to this problem is creating a PDF file that can be viewed and sent nearly anywhere. However, not everyone knows how to do it. Let’s go through the most popular browsers…
Lifehacker
No More Ransom Helps You Prevent and Recover from Ransomware Attacks
Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and once your computer or network has been infected, it can be really difficult to recover. No More Ransom can help, and more importantly, help you now, before an infection, and later, after one.Read more…
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A real-world Hyperloop preview, and more in the week that was
The Hyperloop cometh: Danish architecture firm BIG just gave the world a sneak peek at a 93-mile track designed to connect Abu Dhabi and Dubai, while the University of Waterloo is set to test the world’s first levitating pneumatic system next week. Tesla is having a great month as it turned a profit…
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Saudi-led strike on security complex kills scores in Yemen
Arab coalition warplanes bombed a security complex near the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, killing 60 people including inmates of a prison on the site, a regional official, relatives and medical sources said on Sunday.
FiveThirtyEight
The Cubs Have A Smaller Chance Of Winning Than Trump Does
CHICAGO — With a 2-1 World Series deficit and home-field advantage slipping away, the Cubs needed this game. Instead, the Indians soundly defeated the Cubs 7-2 on Saturday night in Game 4, silencing the normally raucous Wrigley crowd and drastically decreasing Chicago’s chance of taking home the championship….
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Imposing Communist-Era Television Tower Transformed Into a Unique Hotel in Prague
Visitors to the hotel can also get a different perspective of the city from the observatory located at the tip of the tower. For food and other culinary delights, the Oblaca restaurant is located one floor down. And for added luxury, the hotel will prepare
Mashable
Why men and women can’t agree on the perfect temperature
As summer becomes a distant memory, evenings sitting in the garden are replaced with curling up in front of the TV with the heating on … or off. Personal preference varies and but there is often said to be a big gender divide when it comes to feeling the cold. But why would men and women have such different…
RT – Daily news
College in southern India offers gold coins for ‘killing maximum number of stray dogs’
A college alumni association vowed to give gold coins to civic authorities that kill the most stray dogs in the state of Kerala, India, where over 700 people have been injured in dog attacks in the last four months, including 175 children. Read Full Article at RT.com
Gizmodo
Scientists Hope to Eradicate Disease With Massive Mosquito Orgy
The mosquito genocide is beginning. Millions of genetically modified versions of the useless vampire insects are being prepared for release in Brazil. If all goes according to plan, the mosquitoes will have a huge sex party and begin to kill off all of their natural counterparts.Read more…
Mashable
Celeb-packed ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ wants to make climate change a voting issue
The 2016 U.S. presidential election has been memorable for many reasons, but a nuanced discussion about climate change isn’t one of them. With just weeks to go before election day, the producers of the documentary series Years of Living Dangerously said they are hoping to break the climate silence with…
TechCrunch
The ethics of colonizing Mars
 Should we take ourselves to other planets? Human rationality and values have woven dark, damaged, all-powerful systems into the tapestry of civilization. Most notably: capitalism and consumerism. Do we see ourselves moving planet to planet, sucking life out of each one for our own survival? If we are…
Scientific American Content: Global
How Your Heartbeat May Trick Your Senses
The brain reacts oddly to stimuli in sync with the heart  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gizmodo
Man Terrifies Inflatable Tauntaun with Drone of Imperial Probe Droid
Sure, I could start an article about an impressive drone build of an Imperial Probe Droid saying “this IS the droid you’re looking for,” but that’s not what’s important here. Look at this tauntaun.Read more…
Digital Trends
Add these apps to your shopping list and never go to the grocery store again
Ever feel as though the internet is turning us all into hermits? With services like Shipt, Instacart, and Amazon Prime Now, there’s virtually no reason to ever leave your house again. OK, these companies can’t provide a worthy substitute for all of life’s experiences, but they can eliminate your weekly…
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After Math: Well that’s terrifying
Halloween is tomorrow so here are some stories to scare the pants off you. Google’s AI can now encrypt its thoughts from its human handlers, Turkey’s descent into a police state is accelerating, Twitter straight up murdered Vine and, horror of horror…
RT – Daily news
Russia develops cheap, easily replaceable miniature reconnaissance drone
Russia is developing a cheap pocket-size reconnaissance drone and other miniature UAVs, which can be easily replaced if shot down on the battle field. Read Full Article at RT.com
Fast Company
5 Creative Habits Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Novelists
You’ve already heard you need to “kill your darlings.” Here’s what to do next. You’ve already heard you need to “kill your darlings.” Here’s what to do next.When it comes to career paths, it’s easy to imagine that people who go into business are driven by money and those who go…
Lifehacker
Sunday’s Best Deals: B2G1 Video Games, Amazon Activewear Sale, View-Master VR
View-Master VR, Kindle mysteries and thrillers, and hundreds of pieces of activewear lead off Sunday’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…
Lifehacker
Evil Week Showdown: Cell Carriers vs. Cable Companies
It’s time to wrap up Evil Week, and what better way than by pitting two of the most evil industries against each other. Today, we’re flipping our usual script upside down to find out who’s worse: cell carriers or cable companies. This post is part of our Evil Week series at Lifehacker, where we look…
BBC News – World
Trudeau: EU trade deal is ‘good news’ for Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hails the signing of a long-delayed landmark trade deal between the European Union and Canada.
Big Think
Unregulated Use of Facial Recognition Software Could Curb 1st Amendment Rights
The FBI’s “face recognition unit” was overwhelmingly made up of “non-criminal entries,” Georgetown researchers found.    Read More
Mashable
The sun looks like a creepy jack-o’-lantern in this NASA photo
Photos taken by a NASA space observatory in 2014 capture the sun in all its incredible, scary glory.  The images show our home star shining with a menacing, jack-o’-lantern-like smile. SEE ALSO: A NASA probe saw a double eclipse of the sun from space The image, taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory…
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Sunday Hangover
It’s been a rough couple of nights. Get a greasy sandwich and give your brain a rest. It’s time to kick back with some of our favorite videos and visuals from the past week.
9to5Mac
New MacBook Pros lack iconic Mac startup chime, but they do automatically boot when you open the lid
It has been discovered that along with physical function keys, glowing Apple logo and ‘old style’ USB ports, the new MacBook Pros lack the iconic Mac chime when booting up. This is the distinctive noise heard at startup when the Mac passes the initial POST checks; Apple has used the same F-sharp chord…
RT – Daily news
German Air Force faces 2-year downturn in combat capability – leaked memo
Germany is experiencing “serious problems” with its military aircraft procurement, which may soon result in an inability to maintain the proper level of combat capability, according to the army’s document obtained by media. Read Full Article at RT.com
Slashdot
Mines May Eliminate More Than Half Their Human Workers Within 10 Years
An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes ComputerWorld: In the next decade, the mining industry may lose more than half of its jobs to automation, according to a new report… This industry is adopting self-driving trucks, automated loaders and automated drilling and tunnel-boring systems. It is also testing…
BBC News – World
Saudis ‘foiled plot to bomb football World Cup qualifier’
Saudi Arabia says it has thwarted a plan to bomb a World Cup 2018 qualifying match in the city of Jeddah.
Scientific American Content: Global
What Can Futurists Teach Us About Imagination?
Insights about imagination from a discussion with futurists. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
RT – Daily news
‘A very different kind of warfare’: Clinton team on Benghazi committee leaks in #PodestaEmails
Correspondence among senior Clinton campaign staff released by WikiLeaks in Sunday’s tranche of Podesta emails shows her staff discussing leaks from the Benghazi committee as a “very different kind of warfare.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Cool Tools
China Travel/Maker Update/Anti-boredom
Travel: China is so vast that the only way to get around is either by high speed train or plane. But because of its language barrier it’s really hard for foreigners to book tickets for either. The best way to book a flight in China is via the English language site Ctrip, which I use. Easy to make reservations,…
Fast Company
The Crucial Entrepreneurial Skills Your Kids Aren’t Learning In School
This startup founder says that his daughter may not become an entrepreneur, but she’ll still need to think like one. This startup founder says that his daughter may not become an entrepreneur, but she’ll still need to think like one.At the start of this year, President Obama called…
Next Big Future
The Solar System is big enough to hold the space plans of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos which combined look like Babylon 5
Jeff Bezos talks about the need for humanity to go to space and how his company Blue Origin will accomplish this goal. He also discusses the unique culture and motto of Blue Origin. This talk was given at the 2016 Pathfinder Awards at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Bezos is interviewed by Steve Taylor,…
CNET News.com
Peter Thiel explains his support for Donald Trump – CNET
Technically Incorrect: The famed VC insists the situation is so dire that we must overlook personal characteristics.
RT – Daily news
Explosion near Malta airport (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
An explosion has left bystanders shaken near Malta International Airport and a nearby village. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ben Heck’s multi-system retro controller
Using a build idea from the element14 Community, Ben takes an ESP8266 module and creates the ultimate all-in-one retro gaming controller for the Super Nintendo, Sega Megadrive / Genesis and Nintendo Entertainment System. To get the digital signals from the buttons across the wireless transmission…
Gizmodo
Wakeboarding on Cargo Containers Is Terrifying to Watch
I know videos like this are intended to be exhilarating and make you say “woo-hoo” but I just spent the whole time waiting to see a man smack into a rusty cargo container and sink to the bottom of the ocean. Read more…
Digital Trends
How an online interior designer made my apartment look magazine-worthy
When I moved out of my shared two-bedroom apartment to embrace life sans roommates, I called it adulthood. What I didn’t anticipate was also calling it claustrophobia. On some level, I’d accepted the fact that living by myself in Manhattan would mean giving up quite a bit of space, and theoretically,…
The Awesomer
Deal: Outdoor Nation Pocket Knife
Price: $20  | BuyGet a great price on a versatile everyday blade with the Outdoor Nation Rescue Folding Pocket Knife. It features a 3.25″ 440 stainless blade, and has a seat belt cutter, a glass breaker, and a keychain loop built in. Choose from black or orange. Save 50% in The Awesomer Shop. …
BBC News – World
Minors at the Calais “Jungle” migrant camp view demolition
The BBC’s Andrew Plant pays a lunchtime visit at the Calais “Jungle”, where as many as 1,500 minors remain despite the recent clearing operation.
The Verge – All Posts
Police arrested a hacker who triggered a DDoS attack on the 911 emergency call system
An Arizona man was arrested this past week after he triggered a distributed denial-of-service attack on the 911 emergency call system. Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai allegedly owned a blog and YouTube channel that detailed the vulnerabilities that he discovered. Last week, he allegedly tweeted a java script…
The Awesomer
G-SHOCK Gravitymaster Olive Green
Price: $250  | BuyThe latest colorway for Casio’s trusty G-SHOCK Gravitymaster is done up in a military scheme that goes great with the aviation-inspired dial. Water and shock resistant, with world time, stopwatch, countdown timer, luminous hands/markers, and LED illumination. More Awesome Stuff:…
Mashable
Donald Trump attacks Facebook, Google and Twitter as ‘dishonest media’
Donald Trump lashed out at Facebook, Google and Twitter over the weekend, claiming they were “burying” negative news about Hillary Clinton.  Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to let everyone know he was mad about something. Two weeks ago, he yelled about Saturday Night Live’s “hit job” — now it’s…
BBC News – World
Aleppo siege: UN envoy Mistura ‘appalled’ by rebel attacks
The UN special envoy for Syria condemns the targeting of civilians in the city of Aleppo by rebels.
Fast Company
New Data: Ivanka Trump Boycott Might Be Working, But Consumer Interest Remains High
Online shopper interest in Ivanka Trump products is much higher than it was this spring, despite the #GrabYourWallet movement. Online shopper interest in Ivanka Trump products is much higher than it was this spring, despite the #GrabYourWallet movement.A movement to boycott Ivanka…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Mind-Blowing Building Built From Thousands of Books
Kren created “Scanner” specifically for MAMbo in collaboration with the Slovakian Centre for Information on Literature. The installation is the seminal event of a local children’s book fair — some of us may have been raised to treat books like books and only
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Reason Podcasts are a “counterweight to the echo chamber of conservative or liberal media”
The Reason podcast is back and it’s better than ever! Check out our latest offerings of high-quality, cutting-edge discussions of politics, culture, and ideas from a principled libertarian POV. We make no apologies, take no prisoners, and leave no sacred cow safe in making the case for a world of “Free…
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Israeli justice minister claims BDS wants to ‘wipe the Jewish nation off the face of the Earth’
Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has accused the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement of wanting to “wipe the Jewish nation off the face of the Earth” and of being “deeply rooted in anti-Semitism.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
Become an amateur meteorologist with these super accurate weather stations
There are plenty of reasons to buy a home weather station. On a farm or in a garden, for instance, certain plants demand care that changes with the forecast. Folks with serious allergies could also benefit from more data on their environment, as can amateur meteorologists who are looking to stay updated…
Ars Technica
British parliament members urge Obama to halt hacking suspect’s US extradition
Enlarge (credit: The Courage Foundation) Culture minister Matt Hancock and more than 100 fellow MPs have signed a letter calling on president Barack Obama to block Lauri Love’s extradition to the US to face trial over the alleged hacking of the country’s missile defence agency, the FBI, and America’s…
VentureBeat
Serving up a better burger: How IoT and blockchain will reinvent the global supply chain
GUEST: Say you get served a burger at a restaurant, and something about it isn’t quite right. Do you know what went wrong? Does your server? Does the restaurant? The suppliers? Hard to know. Each part of the sandwich – the beef, lettuce, tomato, bun, condiments, cheese – came together on the plate from…
VentureBeat
How Microsoft plans to find you the best bots
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella may be the most publicly vocal tech giant CEO in his belief that conversation will be as impactful to computing as the graphic user interface. So maybe it makes sense that the company has made conversation-computing breakthroughs. Last week, Microsoft researchers announced…
VentureBeat
Nvidia developed VR to simulate and design its $370 million headquarters
Nvidia‘s new headquarters in Santa Clara is shaped like a triangle, and that goes to the heart of what the company is all about. Triangles, after all, are the polygonal building blocks for 3D graphics images, and Nvidia has become the world’s largest stand-alone company making 3D graphics chips. The…
VentureBeat
Dear, San Francisco: Office space data says your tech bubble is not popping (and probably never will)
FEATURE: For anyone counting the days until the tech boom that has transformed San Francisco over the past decade is coming to an end, the latest commercial real estate data offers just a shred of hope that there is the slightest easing of the frenzy. Emphasis on “shred” and “slightest” and “easing.”…
TechCrunch
The rise of new automotive companies
 The Cité de l’Automobile in Mulhouse, France, is an amazing place. It has the largest collection of automobiles on display, thanks to the Swiss brothers Hans and Fritz Schlumpf and their obsession with cars. The money they needed for their collecting came from their business; the brothers owned a spinning…
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What Would a Machine as Smart as God Want?
The field of “scientific theology” ponders the ultimate purpose of mind — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
ArchDaily
Sustainable Plan for Carlsberg City Evokes Historical Significance of Copenhagen
Courtesy of White Arkitekter The new development plan for Copenhagen’s Carlsberg City aims to embrace the closeness of old Copenhagen and institute an urban center evocative of the historical style of Scandinavia and Europe at large. White Arkitekter has been tasked with achieving these goals…
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SpaceX is ready to resume testing rockets following its accident
SpaceX hasn’t yet pinpointed the ultimate cause of its Falcon 9 explosion from September, but it’s far enough into the investigation that it’s ready to get back to business. The private spaceflight firm now says its inquiry is in an “advanced state,” and it’s confident enough that it plans to resume…
Ars Technica
Jeff Bezos dismisses idea of a backup plan, says we must protect Earth
Enlarge / A view of the “Great Gallery” during the 2016 Pathfinder Awards banquet. (credit: Seattle Museum of Flight) During the last year Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has begun to open up about the scale of his ambitions with the rocket company, Blue Origin, explaining that he envisions millions of…
Big Think
Diamonds May Soon Be Your Data’s Best Friend
Physicists are investigating the long-term data storage properties of diamonds.Read More
Fast Company
How To Harness Psychology To Ace Your Performance Review
Hint: It’s about your boss’s job as much as your own. Hint: It’s about your boss’s job as much as your own.Performance reviews have been reportedly going extinct for quite some time. But they aren’t completely in the grave yet, and maybe they shouldn’t be. Despite the dread with…
Lifehacker
This Brioche Dough Is the Starting Point for Customizable Breakfast Rolls
I love a breakfast pastry, but it has to be a savory breakfast pastry. Making my own has always seemed a little too “involved,” but this brioche recipe from Extra Crispy is not only super easy, it’s super customizable.Read more…
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10 Beautiful Photos That Will Make You Love Spiders
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The Secret History of Elizabeth I’s Alliance With Islam
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