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Social Media Photos Priceless for Natural Resources Research
Crowdsourced information can provide a continental perspective on the scenic places where people live, work and play. Using geotagged data from photo-sharing platforms, researchers from North Carolina State University created a predictive model that can inform land use decisions and policy.
Gizmodo
I Asked The World’s Foremost Ethicist If It’s Okay To Have A Revolution
There is inequality everywhere. But in San Francisco, it seems to be drawn by a cartoonist with an unrefined taste for absurdity.Read more…
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Nature Conservancy of Canada, Earth Rangers and SFI Want to Make Life Less Scary for Amphibians at Halloween and All Year Round
Slimy, slithery creatures take centre stage at Halloween, but they fascinate children all year round.
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Streets are for people first, Part II
This is no way to treat people who have to use the sidewalk; put pedestrians first.
Discover Magazine
Small Weaponized Drones Become Reality
Military drones such as the U.S. Predator and Reaper have soared above battlefields for more than a decade. But small consumer drones that anyone can buy online have also begun to make their presence felt in modern battlefields. The militant group Islamic State has begun turning such small drones into…
Mashable
2 billion children are breathing toxic air, UNICEF reports
Dharmendra rarely steps out into New Delhi’s thick, smoggy air anymore. The 18-year-old says she feels safer indoors, protected from the toxic air pollution clouding India’s capital city. “My eyes are irritated, I’m coughing and I find it difficult to breathe,” Dharmendra, who uses only one name as…
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Samsung, Bosch Bet on AI Chip Startup
Startup Graphcore announced a $30 million investment from partners including Samsung and Bosch for its processor designed for machine learning.
Fast Company
Want To Nail Your 2016 Performance Review? Show You’re Versatile
Doubling down on your specialized knowledge might not pay off like it used to. Doubling down on your specialized knowledge might not pay off like it used to.With only two months left in 2016, performance review season is officially upon us. As many of us know all too well, it can…
TechCrunch
Sheriff’s department denies surveilling Standing Rock protesters via Facebook check-ins
 Like wildfire, the latest viral protest spreading across the internet involves Facebook users checking in at Standing Rock, ND en masse to “confuse” and “overwhelm” law enforcement authorities seeking to disrupt ongoing protests against the proposed path of an oil pipeline. The viral Facebook post claims…
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Microsoft Flow and PowerApps get a public launch November 1st
Flow, Microsoft’s in-house version of IFTTT, has been in preview mode since April, but the folks at Redmond are finally ready to open the service up to the general public. Starting November 1, Flow will be available in 42 languages worldwide, alongside PowerApps — Microsoft’s code-free app-building…
The Awesomer
Creative Medieval Weapons
Link(PG-13: Language) The Sam O’Nella Academy presents a brief look at some of the highly creative and nasty ways you could be killed back in medieval times. Though we do think an actual giant ape tossing boulders would have been more intimidating than the Warwolf. More Awesome Stuff: The Scale of…
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Music Production And The Art Of Collaboration | Brandon Bailey Johnson | TEDxElPaso
What we can learn from music production when it comes to collaboration and problem solving. Brandon Bailey Johnson is an extraordinary 14-year-old multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger, with a charismatic personality, and an impressive stage presence. He composed, arranged, produced, and performed…
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Jack-o’-lantern trash bags encourage litter-free trick-or-treating
Trash collection as urban-decorating? Brilliant! An orange trash bag printed with the face of a jack-o’-lantern has won a Good Design Special Award in Japan in the category of Community Developed. Designed by Dentsu, the plastic bags are meant to encourage revelers to clean up the streets after Halloween…
Inside Science
We Make Dead People
We Make Dead People A company makes synthetic people for medical testing and medical training. We Make Dead People Video of We Make Dead People Human Monday, October 31, 2016 – 13:00 …
TechCrunch
Shadow Brokers post list of compromised IP addresses
 Last night, after several months of relative quiet, a hacking group calling itself the Shadow Brokers posted new data purportedly stolen from the NSA. The group’s last leak in August included malware believed to be used by the NSA as recently as 2013. At the time, the Shadow Brokers claimed they would…
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Despite progress, architecture still favors ‘the young and childless’
Work-life balance is always a question within our building, and within the industry at large. In a lot of ways, [architecture] really favors the young and childless. I’m recently married, and I don’t have any kids yet. It’s really interesting to see people who eat, sleep, and breathe their work, but…
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This week’s picks for LA architecture and design events
We could’ve sworn on Frank Lloyd Wright’s ghost that October barely started, and yet Halloween is here. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and Bustler compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are worth checking out.Check…
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News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: Los Angeles, October 31-November 7
We could’ve sworn on Frank Lloyd Wright’s ghost that October had barely started, and yet, Halloween is here. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are worth checking out. Check back…
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New technology takes a nucleotide-resolution snapshot of RNA folding during synthesis
By the time you reach the end of this sentence, RNA folding will have taken place in your body more than 10 quadrillion times. The folding of RNA is essential to life, yet because it happens so rapidly, researchers have difficulty studying the process.
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Spooky new fungal disease on southern golf courses unmasked
A turfgrass disease that looked like an ink spill on many southern golf courses has been identified and all but blotted out, according to a plant pathologist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
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US approves two types of genetically engineered potatoes
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of two types of potatoes that are genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
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Millions of loci from a thousand plant transcriptomes
Scientists face many constraints when embarking on new projects. Often the biggest constraint is a small budget. This is why a team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Florida recently worked to make one aspect of genetic research cheaper and easier. In two companion papers published…
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Arresting soap-bubble flows
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Graphene membranes’ anomalous dynamics
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Moo-Young Han
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Supernova impostor pegged as repeat offender
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Focus on lasers, imaging, and microscopy
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Once-baffling success of granular resistive force theory explained
A model designed to approximate swimming in water accounts surprisingly well for animals’ locomotion in sand.
Physics Today Magazine
Introduction to the Theory of Soft Matter: From Ideal Gases to Liquid Crystals
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Rapid data exchange helps keep a secret for 24 hours
Physics-based information security doesn’t have to involve quantum mechanics.
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Key Nuclear Reaction Experiments: Discoveries and Consequences
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Solar steam generator needs no lenses or mirrors
A combination of inexpensive materials collects and concentrates heat from the Sun.
Physics Today Magazine
Doomed to Cooperate: How American and Russian Scientists Joined Forces to Avert Some of the Greatest Post–Cold War Nuclear Dangers
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Courtroom forensic evidence often lacks scientific validity, report finds
Improvements will require coordination among the US judicial, law enforcement, and scientific communities.
Physics Today Magazine
Two-year colleges teach physics to widening range of students
Increasingly, partnerships ease the way to transfer to universities.
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On the value of carbon-ion therapy
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Water flows freely through carbon nanotubes
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Chernobyl nuclear-meltdown consequences
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Ocean spray: An outsized influence on weather and climate
Because the production, behavior, and life span of seawater droplets are complex, measuring and modeling them require a wide range of interdisciplinary techniques.
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How Do You Find an Exoplanet?
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Physics bachelors
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How typhoons change the underwater sound field
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Pseudoscience versus science
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Mirror asymmetry in life and in space
All life on Earth is based on amino acids that don’t align with their mirror images. Telescopes looking near the center of our galaxy may reveal the source of that asymmetry.
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Transforming nature
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The carbon cycle in a changing climate
As temperatures rise, precipitation patterns change, and land- and sea-ice extents shrink, scientists are learning how the exchanges of carbon between Earth’s atmosphere, ocean, and land ecosystems respond to and feed back on climate change.
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A large galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter
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Land’s complex role in climate change
To mitigate climate change at local, regional, and global scales, we must begin to think beyond greenhouse gases.
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The Gathering Storm still looms
A decade on, the situation portrayed in the influential report of a deteriorating US science and technology ecosystem has, if anything, worsened.
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New books
Reason.com Full Feed
Pill-Induced Abortions on the Rise in America. Why That’s a Good Thing
A growing percentage of legal abortions in America are being induced via drugs, not surgery, with 43 percent of abortions at Planned Parenthood clinics relying on this method in 2014. That’s up from 35 percent in 2010, according to a Reuters analysis of clinic data. And in states without strong legal…
Computerworld
Dell/EMC, SnapRoute reinforce OpenSwitch networking features
Looking to broaden the qualities of its open source stack, the OpenSwitch project said SnapRoute and Dell EMC will add new features to its network operating system. Specifically, the new contributions include:SnapRoute’s open source network stack and management services, which support a modular, hardware…
RT – Daily news
Chicago police shootings down since Laquan McDonald’s death, but gun & drug violence remain high
Shootings by the Chicago Police Department are down, as are civilian complaints over police activity, since the fatal shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald in October 2014, according to a new analysis of the city’s crime data. Read Full Article at RT.com
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14 Modern Homes That Use Rain Chains To Divert Water
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These Alien Planets Are the Stuff of Nightmares
There are potentially thousands of exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. In the spirit of Halloween, scientific YouTube channel DNews lays out just a few alien exoplanets that sound “horrific” to us, Earthlings.For starters, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e is oozing with poisonous liquid. About…
9to5Mac
Apple releases first iOS 10.2, watchOS 3.1.1, tvOS 10.1 and macOS 10.12.2 betas for developers
Apple has released the first iOS 10.2 beta for iPhone and iPad to registered developers. The update follows the public release of iOS 10.1.1 earlier today for all users. We’ll update with details about what’s included shortly. Apple has also released several other betas for developers to test including…
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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections October 24-30 2016 #sciseekpicks #scicomm
Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors pick their favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise. Here is a round-up of the Science Seeker Editors’ Selections for the past week:HIV’s “Patient Zero” was exonerated long ago by Tara C.. Smith at AetiologyThe Chemistry of Mummification by…
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What’s scarier than death? ‘Life,’ maybe – CNET
The film doesn’t exactly look like anything new, but first contact and getting killed in space is always a bundle of joy.
Lifehacker
Bracing for Impact Really Does Help Keep You Safe in a Crash
In the tragic event that you’re involved in a plane crash, following the instructions about bracing for impact really could help minimize your injuries. The main advantage is in keeping your head close to the seat in front of you, preventing your head and torso from swinging forward in a whiplash like…
TechCrunch
Piccolissimo joins the ranks of ultra-tiny flying robots
 Big robots like Spot may be great for carrying things or trotting out onto stages, but just as much sophisticated engineering goes into creating tiny ones as well — and this little flyer from the University of Pennsylvania is one the tiniest yet. Read More
Physics News
Researcher explore balance between coherence and control with simple but complete platform for quantum processing
If you’re building a quantum computer with the intention of making calculations not even imaginable with today’s conventional technology, you’re in for an arduous effort. Case in point: You’re …
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Without Currency, How Do Communities Survive? | Amanda Szabo | TEDxBoulder
How do communities like those in poverty survive without money? Amanda shares her research about how we all build economies through our relationships and our communication. She reveals the economic choice we all face but rarely acknowledge and asks if your economic life is aligned with your values. Amanda…
Lifehacker
How to Disable Pocket’s New Tab Page Display
Last week, Pocket updated with a new feature that added trending stories to Chrome’s new tab page. While neat in theory, the hijacking of a new tab is a bit annoying, and weirdly there was initially no way to disable it. Thankfully, now there is. To disable the awkward new behavior, click the three…
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GIF this: Giphy now valued at $600 million – CNET
Popular search engine reportedly raises an additional $72 million in funding after recently announcing its GIFs are seen by more than 100 million people daily.
Computerworld
In defending Trump, Peter Thiel attacks Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley’s overwhelming support of Hillary Clinton has one bug in it, according to tech billionaire Peter Thiel. With a week until the election, Thiel was in Washington Monday defending Donald Trump and criticizing Silicon Valley for failing to see outside its bubble. “Where I work in Silicon…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Finland to continue wolf culls despite NGO uproar
Finnish authorities said Monday they plan to maintain culling of the protected wolf population to prevent illegal poaching, despite opposition from environmentalists.
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Canary Islands selected as alternate giant telescope site
The nonprofit organization that wants to build a giant telescope atop a Hawaii mountain has selected another site in case it can’t be built on land many Native Hawaiians consider sacred.
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Study: Next US president must act fast on Colorado River
The next U.S. president will have to act quickly to chart a course so the Colorado River can continue supplying water to millions of city-dwellers, farmers, Indian tribes and recreational users in the Southwest, according to a university research study made public Monday.
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Seeds First macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Beta to Developers
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra update 10.12.2 to developers, just one week after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.1 and more than a month after launching the new macOS Sierra operating system. macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 1 is available for download through the Apple Developer…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Hackers say they’re revealing more from trove of NSA data
A group calling itself “Shadow Brokers” says it’s releasing another tranche of information from its trove of top secret hacking data stolen from the U.S.’s National Security Agency.
Big Think
Cambridge Scientists Develop Quintuple-Power Battery Inspired By Gut Bacteria
A UK-Chinese team of scientists have delivered a prototype for a better battery, which could extend the time between smartphone charges – and it’s all inspired by our guts.Read More
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Ingenious Chlorella Oxygen Pavilion helps city dwellers breathe clean, unpolluted air using algae
The Chlorella Pavilion wooed judges with its emphasis on honoring the symbiotic relationship between animal and plants. Miklosi designed system of tubes to run throughout the interior and exterior of the structure, filled with algae soaking up energy from the sun and “exhaling” oxygen into the space…
Digital Trends
Kickstarter campaign helps citizen scientists map refugee camp from above
A young team of citizen scientists from a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon just got a little help from a few hundred backers on Kickstarter. The campaign began as an effort to produce maps of the Bourj Al Shamali refugee camp, while giving the citizen scientists a chance to share their experiences…
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Two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty Members Named to WEF Global Future Councils
Two faculty members at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Councils. Cynthia Collins, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been selected for the Global Future Council on Biotechnologies, and Heng Ji,…
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Low Iq Surge Stopper for High Reliability Current Sensitive Applications
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage transients is an essential part of any system, be it automotive, industrial, avionic or battery-powered portable applications.
FiveThirtyEight
Clinton’s Coalition: Hispanic Support Appears To Be Up, Black Turnout Down
The FBI may have injected last-minute uncertainty into the presidential race, but with eight days to go, the contours of Hillary Clinton’s coalition are coming into sharper focus. It’s not yet clear whether it will match the breadth of President Obama’s coalition, which was sufficient for a majority…
FiveThirtyEight
Election Update: Comey Or Not, Trump Continues To Narrow Gap With Clinton
We got another set of mixed results on Monday on whether the election has tightened further as a result of FBI Director James Comey’s letter to Congress about Hillary Clinton’s email server. Overall, however, this is a fairly negative set of data for Clinton. First, we’ll start with polls that were conducted…
FiveThirtyEight
This Project On Law Enforcement And Popular Culture Is So Good I Want To Call It Data
You’re reading Back of the Envelope, an experiment that aims to bring shorter, quicker content to FiveThirtyEight.Over at The Washington Post, popular culture writer Alyssa Rosenberg has written an incredible series on the role and portrayal of police in pop culture called “Dragnets, Dirty Harrys and…
Mashable
Cam Newton finally fired back at the NFL for its officiating: ‘I don’t even feel safe’
It took eight weeks and a handful of questionable officiating calls, but it finally happened.  Cam Newton reached his breaking point.  The Carolina Panthers quarterback took a low hit to the knees against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday — one of many questionably dangerous tackles on Newton this season…
Muted
TESLA SOLAR ROOF
Last Friday Elon Musk dropped in on the set of Desperate Housewives and delivered his future vision of solar power. He announced two new products. The Powerwall 2 ($5500) and the Tesla Solar Roof ($TBD). When the presentation first started, the first thing you noticed was the odd setting. A suburban…
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BLISS MOBILE EXPEDITION VEHICLE
Netherlands-based Bliss was founded in 2012. They build some of the most extreme adventure vehicles on the planet. Their vehicles can explore some of the harshest terrain one can encounter. The Bliss Mobile Expedition Vehicle ($TBA) comes in five different sizes to suit your specific needs. Whether you…
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MEN’S GEAR TODAY – OCT 31 2016
BLISS MOBILE EXPEDITION VEHICLE Netherlands-based Bliss was founded in 2012. The build some of the most extreme adventure vehicles on the planet. Their vehicles can explore some of the harshest terrain on the planet. The Bliss Mobile Expedition Vehicle ($TBA) comes in five different sizes to suit your…
RT – Daily news
2 killed, 37 injured in ‘poisonous substance’ attack on Aleppo – Russian MoD
At least two Syrian military personnel were killed and 37 civilians injured in a terrorist attack that struck the government-controlled areas of Aleppo, in which the militants used toxic substances, Russia’s center for reconciliation in Syria reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mute It. Breaking Down The Language Barriers | Andrei Dragunov | TEDxFontankaRiver
It is common that deaf people often live like foreigners even at home, since there are few people around who can understand them. Is it possible to go beyond the language barriers in future? How can art help in these cases? How, with hard work and persistence, can one achieve what many deem impossible?…
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How can electricity make your brain work to its full capacity | Timofey Glinin | TEDxFontankaRiver
Over the last 50 years neurobiologists all over the world have discovered various functions of the dozens of brain areas. Based on this knowledge the possibility of improving the thinking capacity of the humans is getting real by day. Many even dare to assume that the day when the full potential of human…
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How Will Marketing Work Tomorrow | Timofey Kvachev | TEDxFontankaRiver
What does a company already know about its customer? How personalized can an advertisement be? Before you think about it you already have dozens of products and services offers which you might need. The talk gives the picture of the future of marketing and its development scenarios. Having been in the…
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What Do People And Buildings Have In Common? | Mikhail Shishkin | TEDxFontankaRiver
Global population are getting more and more mobile. People tend to switch and select cities with the frequency and the ease like when buying groceries. When choosing a city, not only basic advantages are considered but also the overall feeling of contentment and common values are of importance. Is it…
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What Will The Health Paradigm Look Like In The City Of Future | Pavel Pravdin | TEDxFontankaRiver
When trying to predict the future we tend to build on the current knowledge and existing concepts ignoring the fact, that quite often the most remarkable scientific break-throughs emerge out of nowhere. In his Tedx Talk Pavel theorizes on how the health care and longevity notions will change in the city…
Lifehacker
Boost the Flavor of Store-Bought Broth With a Little Miso
If you want that store-bought broth to taste more like it was homemade, all you need is a little miso.Miso is a Japanese seasoning made from fermented soybeans, salt, and the koji fungus. And it is packed with savory umami flavor. If your store-bought broth isn’t quite cutting it, Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm…
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How a cash-strapped UN is struggling to solve the cholera epidemic in Haiti
Haiti has been grappling with a devastating cholera epidemic for six years. The outbreak began in 2010, nine months after the small Caribbean island of 10 million was hit by an earthquake that leveled much of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and killed as many as 300,000 people. The outbreak began in 2010…
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86-Year Old Grandma Accused of Pirating a Zombie Game
An 86-year-old woman named Christine McMillan from Ontario, Canada has been accused of downloading a zombie game she’s never heard of. She faces $5,000 in potential damages. From a report on TorrentFreak (condensed): McMillan is one of the hundreds of thousands of people who’ve been accused of copyright…
Mashable
What the digital video world can learn from the death of Vessel and Vine
LOS ANGELES — “What’s Vessel?” That was the general reaction from digital stars on the “Multi Platform Strategies” panel at VidCon, a three-day conference dedicated to digital video, earlier this year. Meghan McCarthy, DeStorm Power, Lexie Lombard and Amanda Steele  — all successful stars on various…
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Toys & Games : Red Flags
The game of terrible dates! The game of terrible dates! Pick the perks you think would make the perfect person to date, then ruin your competitors’ dates with horrible Red Flags! Can you still defend your choices as dateable, no matter what detestable Red Flag is played on you? $11.99 – $29.99
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Electronics & Gadgets : Light-Up EQ Bluetooth Speaker
Light-Up EQ Bluetooth Speaker combines pretty music and pretty lights. Bring the feeling of your favorite club home with this Light-Up EQ Bluetooth® Speaker and light column set. For your next party, choose your color setting and watch the lights bounce to the beat. $49.99
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Collectibles : Star Wars Rey Ornament
The belonging you seek is on this tree. Finally, the belonging that Rey seeks can be found… on your tree! 3 1/2 inch tall stylized resin ornament of the Force-sensitive young hero, poised and ready to defend with a historically-significant lightsaber in her hands. $7.99
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Home & Office : Star Wars Ugly Sweater Mugs
I find your lack of hot chocolate disturbing. Ugly sweater patterns are a holiday staple, so we say double down on it. Don’t just stop at the sweater and maybe a pair of socks – go all in with some mugs as well! $12.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Toys & Games : RePhone DIY Cell Phone Kit
Open source modular phone kit for ultimate customization. The kit comes with almost all the parts you need to get going, including a RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE, an audio module, a 1.54” touchscreen, a 520 mAh battery, and two precut kraft paper “cases” for you to create a phone in minutes. $58.99…
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Collectibles : Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ T-70 X-Wing™ Fighter Ornament With Sound
Alright, let’s light it up! When you push down on BB-8’s head, authentic movie battle sounds will put your tree right in the middle of the action, so you probably want to be sure to keep it well-watered. $32.99
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Home & Office : Harry Potter Marauder’s Map Heat Change 20oz Mug
The Harry Potter Marauder’s Map Heat Change 20oz Mug keeps your drinks handy and your mischief managed. Featuring a sleek black design that any wizarding fan would love, this Harry Potter Marauder’s Map Heat Change mug begs you to pour in some hot coffee or chocolate and watch the magic unfold. $12.99…
WIRED
How Doctors Could One Day Use Your DNA to Cure You
Precision medicine—and two terabytes of genomic data—saved one man’s life. The post How Doctors Could One Day Use Your DNA to Cure You appeared first on WIRED.
Gizmodo
Elaborate Domino Setup Wishes You a Happy Halloween
Did you know today was a holiday? After a weekend of low-effort costumed drunks fighting, fucking, and puking in front of my apartment—sometimes simultaneously—I thought we were done this year’s glorified national Santacon. But no. Halloween is today. Let us breathe the heavy sigh of the defeated. Read…
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Smithsonian called out by congresswoman for mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations
Last week The Verge published a lengthy investigation into the Smithsonian Institution’s apparent mishandling of a case of sexual assault that occurred on the premises of its National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The victim, a research student who we referred to by the pseudonym “Angie,” had spent…
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Trump Won’t Pay Polling Firm, CNN and Brazile Parted Ways, Chicago Has Deadly Weekend: P.M. Links
Donald Trump’s campaign is disputing more than $750,000 it owes to a polling firm and is declining to pay it. CNN has cut ties with Donna Brazile after emails released by Wikileaks showed her apparently sending the campaign likely questions for Hillary Clinton before the second debate. CNN, though,…
Popular Science
5 DIY Tricks To Amp Up Your Jack-O’-Lantern
DIY Make the neighbors jealous—and a little scared of your skills There’s still time left to take your pumpkin carving game to JPL levels: Try one of these all-time favorite hacks for Halloween.
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US bank authority warns of data breach that took 10,000 records
Government data breaches aren’t always the work of foreign intruders or even disgruntled employees. Sometimes, it’s a staffer who simply isn’t security-conscious. The US’ Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has revealed that a worker took over 10,000 activity and staff records with him sometime…
Computerworld
The MacBook Pro Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide
The new MacBook Pro comes with two or four external ports, depending on the model you pick. But those ports are only of one type: Thunderbolt 3, which is compatible with USB-C.But you probably have devices that use USB-A, Thunderbolt 1, Thunderbolt 2, DisplayPort, HDMI, or something else. How do you…
VentureBeat
Bots and banks: The next step in digital engagement is here — if you’re ready (VB Live)
VB LIVE: How do you stay competitive in an increasingly bot-engaged market, with a relatively young technology, in a complex industry where a single error could be devastating? Join this VB Live event to find out how financial companies can minimize risk, maximize customer satisfaction and transform…
VentureBeat
3 future scenarios for super intelligent chatbots
GUEST: Very few applications and devices so far are truly intelligent. However, innovation in the field of machine intelligence is high and accelerating rapidly. We’re approaching a new age in which there actually will be an intelligent assistant for every part of our lives and, accordingly, the future…
Geek.com
Mercedes-Benz Protects Your Hearing During a Car Crash Using Pink Noise
Car makers have developed a myriad of technologies to keep you safe in the event of a collision. Airbags, seat belt pre-tensioning, and other features can reduce the damage done in a car […]
TechCrunch
Intellectual property strategies for startups
 Intellectual property protection is an important consideration for most startups. Obtaining intellectual property protection, such as patents, can minimize competition and act as a defensive mechanism against infringement claims from others. Intellectual property also can attract or solidify funding…
Computerworld
Tiny robots are exploring history’s most iconic shipwrecks
Underwater explorers no longer need to get their feet wet to uncover some of history’s most notable shipwrecks. Oxygen tanks and flippers are being replaced by underwater robots. Sam Macdonald is the president of Deep Trekker, a Canadian company that makes underwater bots. Since Deep Trekker’s creation…
Man of Many
The Only Clock You Need is Right Here
The Only Clock is just that, nothing more, nothing less. It’s not a Frisbee despite the appearance. When it comes to design, simplicity is often the best policy. According to German industrial designer Dieter Rams, good design is as little design as possible. The Only Clock focuses on the essential aspects…
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Michael Fassbender Confirms He’ll Be Pulling Double Duty in Alien: Covenant
In a new interview, Michael Fassbender confirmed details about what he’s up to in Alien: Covenant. And despite his claims that it’s all he’s allowed to say, it’s still pretty interesting.Read more…
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Save on Anything ASOS with 20% Off Everything
Another day, another ASOS sale. This time, it’s 20% off everything with the code MAJOR20. ASOS has practically every kind of clothing you could possible want or need, and with this discount they’re all being marked down, from petite to tall to plus. Even shoes and outerwear are on sale.Read more…
Next Big Future
Physicists Induce Superconductivity in Non-Superconducting Materials and improve efficiency in Known Superconducting Materials
Researchers at the University of Houston have reported a new method for inducing superconductivity in non-superconducting materials, demonstrating a concept proposed decades ago but never proven.The technique can also be used to boost the efficiency of known superconducting materials, suggesting a new…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Competitions: 64th Annual Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards
Registration Deadline: Nov 9, 2016; Submission Deadline Nov 9, 2016 64th Annual Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards Enter today at http://www.paawards.comThe Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards recognize unbuilt projects demonstrating overall design excellence and innovation. Judging will take place in…
Next Big Future
US Navy is pushing to create squadron of underwater drones by 2019
The Navy submarine community is pushing hard to make progress on unmanned underwater vehicle development and operations, which lag behind unmanned aerial vehicles, through prototype testing and the creation of a UUV squadron.The submarine community currently gets more use out of unmanned aerial vehicles,…
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Didn’t get your Google Pixel yet? You may be getting a freebie
Bad news: Some of you might be getting your Google Pixel phone later than expected.Good news: Google may reward you for your trouble!After receiving high praise from critics – ourselves included –  it appears Google is having a hard time keeping up with orders for its brand-new flagship phone.This resulted…
Lifehacker
Why You Usually Shouldn’t Apply to Multiple Jobs at One Company and What to Do Instead
I have vivid memories from my hiring days of going through applications for various roles and finding that one person who decided to submit an application for every single one. It happened more than you’d think—and honestly, it happened more than even I anticipated when I was new to recruiting. However,…
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Lower Taxes Will Help Bring Legal Weed out of the Black Market
If California voters decide to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes on Nov. 8, there will still be important decisions left to local elected officials. One crucial element that cities and towns will have to decide—if voters approve legalization statewide, as polls suggest they will—is whether…
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How Canada’s Anti-Cyberbullying Law Is Being Used to Spy on Journalists
Patrick Lagacé, a columnist for Montreal’s La Presse newspaper, says that police told him he was a “tool” in an internal investigation when they tapped his iPhone’s GPS to track his whereabouts and obtained the identities of everyone who communicated with him on that phone.Lagacé alleges that this surveillance…
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What Is Best & Worst STEM-Related Music Ever?
We’ve all seen hard disk drives being used to play music, but what about robots and Tesla coils?
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“Deceptive Interpretation of Islam | Raul Villamarin Rodriguez | TEDxGGDSDCollege
Good ideas shouldn’t be kept with oneself. It should be shared across thousands of vulnerable minds who might benefit out of those thoughts, experiences and grow out to be a better individual. Presenting to you the videos of the inspiring talks of TEDxGGDSDCollege 2016. Watch Raul V. Rodriguez decode…
Curbed National
Tiny house built with recycled materials shows off a spiral staircase
That’s new! File this under: things you didn’t expect to see in a tiny house. In the last month, we’ve already seen inventive designs that stand out with electric pop-outs, exposed framing and electrical, and a motorized drawbridge deck. This time around, a 200-square-footer named design “Little Lou”…
Mises Institute
Bring Back the “Gold-Clause Contracts”
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssLegal SystemMoney and BanksGold StandardMonetary TheoryBring Back the “Gold-Clause Contracts” 0 Views Gold clause contracts provide an avenue for states to promote the use and acceptance of gold and silver, and undermine the Fed’s monopoly on money.What…
Mises Institute
Chalk One Up for Populism
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssGlobal EconomyPolitical TheoryChalk One Up for Populism 0 Views YIPPEE! Iceland’s populist left-anarchist/libertarian/hacker Pirate party just shook up the corrupt political establishment in Iceland by winning 10 seats in the oldest parliament in the…
Lifehacker
Choose a New Career You’ll Care About With the “Cloud Technique”
Sometimes it can feel like your career has been chosen for you, and that you’re stuck doing something you don’t really like. But that may be because you never really considered all of your interests.When it comes to choosing a career, a lot of people get caught up in the “follow your passion” versus…
9to5Mac
Apple says some users experiencing issues signing into iTunes Store, App Store, and iCloud
Apple has just recently updated its System Status webpage to reflect on ongoing issues with its cloud services. According to the webpage, users are unable to sign in to a variety of services, including iCloud, the App Store, the iTunes Store, and iTunes U. more…Filed under: Apple
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Cloudy feedback on global warming
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have identified a mechanism that causes low clouds – and their influence on Earth’s energy balance – to respond differently to global warming depending on their spatial pattern.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
In California, a $350 million social experiment over lawns
California water agencies that spent more than $350 million in the last two years of drought to pay property owners to rip out water-slurping lawns are now trying to answer whether the nation’s biggest lawn removal experiment was all worth the cost.
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Watch the moon shadow the sun with an eclipse seen from space – CNET
Get on board with the Solar Dynamics Observatory for a close look at a spectacular partial solar eclipse.
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Apple leads in tumbling market for tablets – CNET
The tech giant still saw a decline in shipments, mirroring lower demand for tablets worldwide, says research firm IDC.
Digital Trends
Microsoft drops 100,000 apps from German and Italian Windows Stores
The app gap on the Windows Store just got a lot wider for German and Italian users. Microsoft has delisted 100,000 apps from the German and Italian stores after developers failed to update their apps with proper age restrictions. Related: Which Smartphone OS Wins 2016? Android Nougat vs. IOS 10 vs….
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Political Correctness and Cultural Appropriation Panic Are Killing Halloween
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is very sorry for dressing up as Native American. “I was stupidly unaware of the offense this may have caused and the sensitivity around this issue,” he recently wrote on Instagram. “I sincerely and unreservedly apologize to all First Nations people for this thoughtless…
Phys.org: Physics News
Laser researchers boldly go into uncharted THz territory
Once the preferred weapon of B-movie madmen and space-fiction heroes alike, the laser—a device that generates an intense beam of coherent electromagnetic radiation by stimulating the emission of photons from excited atoms or molecules—has grown a bit domesticated of late.
Slashdot
AT&T Falsely Claimed Pro-Google Fiber Rule Is Invalid, FCC Says
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Federal Communications Commission has given a helping hand to Louisville, Kentucky, in the city’s attempt to enforce local rules that would make it easier for Google Fiber to compete against ATT. ATT sued the local government in Louisville and…
Mashable
This is what it looks like to come back to Earth from space
Three humans who spent months aboard the International Space Station came home Sunday housed within a tiny capsule beneath a parachute descending to Earth. New photos released by NASA show the return of NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin and Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi…
The Next Web
Why is the tech world so interested in the US election?
When I moved to the Netherlands two years ago there were plenty of things I missed – family, friends, Target, Tex-Mex… One thing I was excited to get away from: Politics. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to hide all that long. Sure, when Trump tossed his hat into the ring (with 16 other Republican…
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Netflix taunts ad blocking crowd with ‘Black Mirror’ ads
You might not like that companies are trying to either discourage ad blocking or serve ads regardless, but at least they’re getting creative about it. Netflix is promoting its bleak drama Black Mirror by serving special ads just to people spotted usi…
Next Big Future
Sand Wars – China and developing countries need tens of billions tons of sand for urbanization and economic growth
Sand is one of the world’s most highly-coveted commodities and is mined extensively as a construction material. Mixed with water, cement, and gravel, sand is used as a fine aggregate in the production of concrete. Rapid economic growth in Asia drives global demand, straining supplies of a nonrenewable…
9to5Mac
Apple expands App Store Volume Purchase Program to 8 new countries
In addition to the release of new iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS betas, Apple this evening also announced that the Volume Purchase Program is expanding to a handful of new countries. more…Filed under: Apple
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Licorice
Send your taste buds on a wild and sweet ride by snacking on these chocolate covered strawberry licorice strips. These bright red and chewy strips of licorice are bathed in a rich Belgian dark chocolate that combine to create an mind blowing taste. Check it out $11.00
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The Lucid Dreamer
What if you could control your dreams? The Lucid Dreamer is the world’s first reliable lucid dream-inducing device! Using EEG based REM detection, tACS and sound and light stimulation, this wearable device will induce a magical lucid dream experience. Check it out $380.54
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Reusable Touchscreen Cleaner
Instantly erase the smudges and fingerprints on your phone’s screen using this reusable touchscreen cleaner. The roller measures a compact 3.5 inches and utilizes a sticky surface to quickly remove all sorts of smudges and smears off your devices. Check it out $19.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Jack-O-Lantern Arm Props
Give your carved up pumpkin a little extra personality with these jack-o-lantern arm props. These zany props are handmade, painted with spooky black gloves, and are designed to be easily attached onto the sides of any pumpkin. Check it out $7.95
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
4-In-1 Polygon Measuring Spoon
Avoid clutter in the kitchen by replacing your set of measuring spoons with the 4-in-1 polygon measuring spoon. It lies completely flat when not in use and folds into four distinct sizes, ranging from 1/2 TBSP to 2 TBSPs, depending on where you hold the spoon. Check it out $8.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
The Fiber Optic Dress
The incomparable Zac Posen has brought Cinderella’s fairy-tale dress to life with this incredible fiber optic dress. Worn by Claire Danes Met Gala, the dress features custom fiber optic woven with 30 mini battery packs sewn into a thin organza lining. Check it out
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Creative Sound Blaster Blaze Gaming Headset $19.99
Creative Sound Blaster Blaze Gaming Headset $19.99
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
The Sustainable Nanotechnologies Project shares its latest achievements
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Bringing nano environmental health and safety assessment to the wider discussion on risk governance of key enabling technologies
Mashable
Butterball will open a 24/7 text line this Thanksgiving for all your turkey questions
On Thanksgiving, when wine-drunk relatives fill kitchens with unsolicited cooking advice, hosts need a discreet way to call for turkey help. So this November, Butterball’s famous Turkey Talk-Line will offer support via text for the first time in its 35-year history.  SEE ALSO: Thanksgiving may no longer…
Digital Trends
The simple life: Generation Z and millennial freelancers head to the country
Does your computer have a city mouse or a country mouse? Freelancing is increasing in the U.S., especially among Generation Z individuals and millennials, and they don’t all live in cities. A sizeable portion of freelancers have taken to rural life, enabled by technology, according to Fast Company. Freelancing…
Digital Trends
Futuristic photo booth will scan users to create lifelike VR-ready 3D avatars
In a mall in Estonia there’s a high-tech, egg-shaped pod, which looks a bit like the teleportation chamber from David Cronenberg’s The Fly. It’s the creation of a startup called Wolfprint 3D, and is a kind of next-gen photo booth which offers customers the chance to have themselves 3D-scanned — thereby…
Digital Trends
Shadow Brokers hacking group posts list of alleged NSA targets
The Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that allegedly hacked the NSA and leaked details on its hacking tools a few months ago, is back with more new data. This time it claims to have information on what organizations and systems the intelligence agency targeted and infiltrated. In a new a blog post titled…
Reason.com Full Feed
That Time NPR Said Gary Johnson’s Economic Plan Was Best of the Bunch
During the 2012 election, the folks at NPR’s Planet Money show created what they called a “no-brainer economic platform” built of six planks that had been vetted by economists across the ideological spectrum. From a Reddit summary of that plan: 1) Remove tax loopholes, specifically tax breaks for…
SlashGear
Millennials are coffee junkies: consumption outpaces production (again)
Millennials are coffee junkies, and their boundless love for the brewed beverage has resulted in consumption outpacing production for a second time. Is the coffee apocalypse upon us? Probably not, though prices are already high and it’s likely they’ll continue to climb in coming months. This latest coffee…
BBC News – World
Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez appears in court
Cristina Fernandez appears in court on corruption charges, but claims political persecution.
BBC News – World
Reformation day: Pope Francis marks Luther anniversary in Sweden
Pope Francis uses his visit to Sweden to mark 500 years since Luther launched the Reformation.
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News: LOT’s “Flatiron Sky-Line” wins 2016 Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday competition
In just a few weeks, the Van Alen Institute will ring in the holiday season with a new architectural installation from the third annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition in New York City. This past June, Van Alen and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership invited LOT, Architensions, Büro…
RT – Daily news
Alabama gas line explosion leaves several injured, others missing
A gas line explosion in Shelby County has left at least seven people severely burned and 10 acres of land are on fire. Nearby residents have been evacuated without incident, but two pipeline contractors are still missing. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
Google combats manipulation of Play Store app rankings with improved system
For small-time and unproven app developers, app store visibility can make or break a new debut. Considering how much time, money, and effort is riding on an app’s performance in the Google Play Store on Android, it’s not exactly surprising that app rankings manipulation is a burgeoning cottage industry….
Digital Trends
Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal deal with an alien threat in first trailer for ‘Life’
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Life, the upcoming sci-fi film that features an impressive all-star cast portraying a team of astronauts poised to make one of the greatest discoveries in mankind’s history — until things go horrifically wrong. Scheduled to hit theaters on Memorial Day…
Digital Trends
Garmin Vivoactive HR review
Garmin hasn’t let competition from Fitbit, Samsung, or even Apple slow down its quest to build the perfect GPS fitness watch for every single segment of the activity tracking market. The most recent evidence is the vivoactive HR, a latest addition to the company’s popular vivo series of fitness bands….
Mashable
Vine founders’ new app is the perfect place to memorialize your favorite Vines
Vine will soon be going to the app graveyard in the sky, but the app’s founders are already working on a new video service. Two of Vine’s original founders have teamed up on a new video app called Hype, which is centered around live video broadcasts.  SEE ALSO: Vine is dead, but these legendary Vines…
Lifehacker
Remains of the Day: Twitter to Let You Mute Specific Words
Twitter will soon be adding the ability to mute tweets that include words of your choice. It’s presumably an effort to curb harassment on the site—assuming you can mute messages that are directed at you—but could also just be a way to avoid spoilers and annoying conversations. That and more in today’s…
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Chrome for Android might get a great design change for one-handed use
Phones are very big but not all humans or human hands are very big, and that presents some problems for some people trying to navigate a phone one-handed, especially when interface elements are located near the very top of a phone’s display. This is a problem I encounter day in and out when using Chrome…
Next Big Future
Uber plan for flying taxis targets 2025-2030 and could spend $400 million- $1 billion to make it happen
Uber has released a 98 page plan for flying taxisEvery day, millions of hours are wasted on the road worldwide. Last year, the average San Francisco resident spent 230 hours commuting between work and home—that’s half a million hours of productivity lost every single day. In Los Angeles and Sydney, residents…
ReadWrite
The Internet of Things? It’s not that connected yet
The Internet of Things (IoT) is great—if you want each of your devices to exist in its own connected-but-siloed world. What do I mean? Your Nest thermostat is undeniably smart when it comes to heating and cooling your home. And your Amazon Echo conveniently recites the weather report at the moment…
io9
Silly Animation Shows Off Some Crazy Weapons Used During the Middle Ages
From Sam O’Nella, here’s an amusing look at some of the weird, creative, and deeply sinister weapons used during the Medieval period, when castles and knights and dragons existed (oh wait): the six-story tall super giant Warwolf trebuchet, used to bludgeon castles to bits; Greek Fire flamethrowers that…
Lifehacker
Why You Should Never Freeze Soup with Pasta In It
Frozen soup is a lifesaver when you don’t have time, energy, or groceries to cook dinner, but not all of them freeze well. Here’s why you should stay away from freezing soups with pasta in them.Read more…
Digital Trends
Computer apps may keep listening after you close them with soundwave hacking
Ghosts in your smartphone, tablet, or computers may be listening. A technology called ultrasonic cross-device tracking (uXDT) has the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and computer security watchdogs on alert, according to Fortune. Researchers from University College London (UCL) are scheduled to present…
Slashdot
Cable TV Price Increases Have Beaten Inflation Every Single Year For 20 Years
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Business Insider: The pay TV industry is losing customers, but prices continue to climb. In fact, for U.S. cable TV in particular, price increases have outpaced inflation for every single one of the past 20 years, according to a recent FCC report surfaced by CordCutting.com….
FiveThirtyEight
With Brady Back, The Pats Are Playing Some Of Their Best Football Ever
Remember all that chatter about how this might finally be the year the New England Patriots would fall back to Earth? After all, Tom Brady was suspended for four games, and he’d presumably be rusty from the layoff when he returned. But instead of stumbling, the Pats weathered Brady’s absence just fine,…
FiveThirtyEight
Senate Update: Five Races Were On A Knife’s Edge Even Before Comey’s Letter
The fight for the Senate remains quite close. Democrats have a 65 percent chance of taking control, according to our polls-plus model and a 62 percent chance according to polls-only. But it’s not just that the overall race for a Senate majority is close. There is an unusually high number of close races….
FiveThirtyEight
Elections Podcast Countdown: 8 Days
 Subscribe: iTunes |ESPN App |Download |RSS |New to podcasts?As the 2016 campaign comes to a close, the FiveThirtyEight Elections podcast team is recording daily episodes. Listen above for the latest installment, in which we discuss how the media responded to FBI Director James Comey’s letter to Congress,…
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New MIT technique reveals the basis for machine-learning systems’ hidden decisions
A Stanford School of Medicine machine-learning method for automatically analyzing images of cancerous tissues and predicting patient survival was found more accurate than doctors in breast-cancer diagnosis, but doctors still don’t trust this method, say MIT researchers (credit: Science/AAAS) MIT researchers…
WIRED
WIRED Pilot Program: People Of Earth
The new TBS series starring Wyatt Cenac, about a support group for people abducted by aliens, is a promising new cable comedy. The post WIRED Pilot Program: People Of Earth appeared first on WIRED.
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Peter Thiel and Donald Trump Are Pitching a Future That Can’t Exist
Image: Fortune Live Entertainment/Flickr Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel spoke for an hour at the National Press Club Monday to defend his support of and donations to the Donald Trump campaign, which has many people calling for tech companies associated with Thiel to cut ties with him. Thiel…
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Should Libertarians Vote for Trump? Nick Gillespie Talks with Fox Business’ Kennedy
I’ll be on Fox Business’ Kennedy show tonight discussing whether libertarians (a broad group that includes card-carrying members of the Libertarian Party) should cast a vote for Republican Donald Trump in next week’s presidential election. For more info on Kennedy and her show, go here. The program…
Mashable
MacBook Pro and Surface Studio both look pretty amazing side by side
The 2016 battle of the tech giants is in full force after Microsoft and Apple unveiled their new products a day apart. If you’re still struggling to choose a winner based on the announcements alone, have no fear. You can now compare and contrast the MacBook Pro and Surface Studio through a visually…
The Verge – All Posts
Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in November
Usually in this post I try to design some (not-so) clever competitive framework that allows the various streaming services to compete against one another based upon what shows they add or lose in a given month. The kind of thing where I say that Amazon getting Small Wonder is a bigger win than Netflix…
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3 smarthome ecosystem alternatives you can use instead of Apple HomeKit
The race to a fully connected house has been going on for some time now, but it’s just recently that one of the biggest players in the game has arrived to steal the show. The device maker in question is Apple, and its play into the IoT space is called HomeKit. We’ve covered the app and the devices that…
HiConsumption
Christini All Wheel Drive Fat Bike
An all wheel drive bike built for taking on the South Pole.
Mashable
The Rock teams up with YouTube Spaces, Jason Blum for Halloween videos
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is getting in the Halloween spirit on his YouTube channel. On Monday, the actor uploaded a new Halloween-themed 360 video called “Escape from Calypso Island.” Johnson’s video is among a handful of horror-inspired, VR productions made by creators in partnership with production…
The Awesomer
Welcome to Atlantium
LinkAtlantium is a tiny self-declared sovereign state about 4 hours from Sydney, Australia, with about 3000 citizens in its current ranks. It was formed in the interest of creating a place where people of all kinds from around the world are welcome, and that values freedom above all. More Awesome…
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Chrome boosts page load speeds with clever bits of code
Google’s main selling point for Chrome has always been simple: speed. With the browser’s latest update, 64-bit Chrome 53 and 32-bit Chrome 54 on Windows, the internet juggernaut is upping performance again. By using Microsoft’s Profile Guided Optimization — a part of Visual Studio, as noted by TechCrunch…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Releases iTunes 12.5.3 With Album Playback and Beats 1 Lyrics Fixes
Apple today released iTunes 12.5.3, which is available for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan users. iTunes 12.5.3 includes stability and performance improvements, including a fix for an issue where albums may play in an unexpected order. The new version also resolves a problem that prevented lyrics from…
New Scientist – Online news
Knowing doctors’ death rates can’t help you avoid a bad surgeon
You might think publishing surgeons’ death rates helps you pick the best one, but the data isn’t statistically powerful enough to reveal which doctors are bad
Lifehacker
The Mobile Bicycle Repair Box
Sometimes the best bag for a job is a box. Case in point, reader Kevin Marriner’s mobile bicycle repair tool kit that he uses as a race mechanic.Read more…
Big Think
The Scientific Reason The 1% Don’t Realize Other People Are Struggling To Survive
Several studies over the last 10 years have shown that people who come from a higher economic rung of the ladder simply don’t connect with other humans they same way as those who are in the poor and the lower economic classes.Read More
Mashable
Scientists built a ‘nightmare machine’ just to scare you senseless
Some of the best minds in Australia and the U.S. have put their combined brain power to scientific (and evil) use. Researchers at CSIRO’s Data61 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab have built what they called the Nightmare Machine, an artificial intelligence designed to transform…
BBC News – World
‘Hands off our children’ – fighting abuse in Pakistan
In the Pakistani town of Husain Khan Wala, ‘Ali’ was one of hundreds of children who was subject to abuse that was filmed on mobile phones. When he was older, he decided to fight back.
CNET News.com
‘Rogue One’ throws out the Star Wars rule book – CNET
Get a closer look at the costumes of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” with the film’s special effects whizz Neal Scanlan.
Mashable
Calvin Harris’ video for ‘My Way’ is just a VR game about dating Taylor Swift
Calvin Harris insists his latest single, “My Way,” is about working at a grocery store and not Taylor Swift.  And yet, the video for the song is basically just one dude’s VR experience of dating Taylor Swift. Harris dons VR goggles and suddenly, he’s uncharacteristically rugged, like some sort…
9to5Mac
iTunes 12.5.3 now available with performance improvements, lyrics & playback fixes
Following the release of new iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS betas, Apple this evening has released a new public build of iTunes, bringing the app to version 12.5.3. The update brings a few bug fixes and under the hood improvements and is available for El Capitan and Sierra users now. more…Filed under:…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Collectibles : Star Wars BB-8 Ornament
Beebee-Ate Santa’s Cookies BB-8 is just so perfect for a tree, with his adorable little ball shape that fits right in with the rest of your round ornaments! Resin and 2 1/2 inches tall, he’s the perfect addition to the tree to bring some Star Wars cheer to your holiday. $7.99
DigsDigs
Best Furniture, Product and Room Designs of October 2016
In October 2016, we’ve shown you a lot of cool stuff. Here the most interesting room designs and furniture among them. These tiny walk-in closets that can be accommodated even in the smallest nooks and corners. 4 Small Walk-In Closet Organization Tips And 28 Ideas Grey and green are a very natural…
Slashdot
People Who Use Facebook Live Longer, Study Finds
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CBC.ca: Study after study has demonstrated a link between strong social connections and reduced mortality risk. But does that hold true as our social interactions increasingly take place in online spheres? A new study out of Yale and the University of California…
TechCrunch
Doorman cancels unlimited deliveries plans, cites “losing money”
 If you live in a building with a doorman, you don’t need Doorman. If you don’t, you do. The company is making it easy to accept deliveries when you’re out and about, but realized it was getting so successful in changing the patterns of how its customers do online shopping, that it was effectively losing…
Digital Trends
Small, mountable, and waterproof, the Life Lite could be the GoPro of lighting accessories
A new Kickstarter that aims to put a versatile lighting tool inside users’ pockets has smashed through its initial funding goal in 29 hours. Life Lite, designed from the makers of the Lume Cube, is essentially the GoPro of lighting accessories — it’s small, waterproof, and durable enough to get in the…
Digital Trends
Oculus opens up pre-orders for third sensor, enabling room-scale VR
Virtual reality systems are relatively complex, requiring a combination of components to create their 3D environments. In addition to headsets and controllers, VR systems require sensors that map a person’s location in space and relay the information back to the system to enable movement tracking. For…
TechCrunch
Convergence crosses the pond
 Imagine a world where you buy mobile phone, data, voice and television services from a single provider. A world where you don’t worry about running out of wireless minutes, exceeding text message limits or running up roaming charges. A world where you talk, text and stream video on an iPad, TV, laptop…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
christien meindertsma wins dutch design award with biodegradable flax chair
the biodegradable chair combines the natural fibers of wool and flax with strong bio-plastic fibers, resulting in a material that can be heat-pressed into unbelievable shapes. The post christien meindertsma wins dutch design award with biodegradable flax chair appeared first on designboom | architecture…
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A universal smartphone mount for your bike/motorcycle
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Gizmodo
Could We Turn Other Planets and Moons Into a Second Earth?
This planet of ours, it ain’t gonna last forever. And though who the heck knows what’s going to happen to the world that far off into the future (or even after November 8th), Life Noggin decided to conduct a little brain exercise about how we could convert a planet like Mars or Venus, or a moon like…
Digital Trends
Bye black boxes: Researchers are building neural networks that explain decisions
Whether you like it — as companies like Google certainly do — or don’t entirely trust it — logical artificial intelligence proponent Selmer Bringsjord being one outspoken critic — there is no denying that brain-inspired deep learning neural networks have proven capable of making significant advances…
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Geeking out for Science
Sparking imaginations and inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Latest news
Google joins Mozilla and Apple in distrusting WoSign certificates
The Chinese certificate authority is now kicked to the kerb for the third time after Google opts for Chrome to not trust its certificates.
Digital Trends
Civil rights groups urge Facebook for transparency over its censorship policy
Despite promising to modify its news censorship policy, Facebook still has a lot to answer for when it comes to its role as a media provider. At least that’s the view held by a coalition of rights groups that are demanding more transparency from the social network. More than 70 advocacy groups — including…
Latest news
Taxpayers given tax return extension after myGov glitch
The Australian Taxation Office has extended the tax return deadline by 24 hours after the government’s online service portal experienced a 10-minute outage on Monday.
Slashdot
Computer Scientists Believe a Trump Server Was Communicating With a Russian Bank
In light of the Democratic National Committee hack by the Russians earlier this year, a “tightly knit community of computer scientists” working in a variety of fields came up with the hypothesis, “which they set out to rigorously test: If the Russians were worming their way into the DNC, they might very…
Discover Magazine
Looking for Life by Looking for Life
The search for life beyond Earth has inspired many strategies, from examining microfossils with elemental analyzers, to sequencing putative genetic material, or studying the composition of distant exoplanets. But a recent paper from Jay Nadeau, a Scientific Researcher at the California Institute of Technology,…
Fast Company
What To Do When Your Client Pressures You To Slash Your Rates
Draft that long, frantic email, then hit “delete.” Write these four sentences instead. Draft that long, frantic email, then hit “delete.” Write these four sentences instead.Elliot’s biggest client, Monstrous, was rapidly expanding into the U.K. and Europe. Elliot had noticed accounting…
Gizmodo
The Internet’s 2 Biggest Miracles, According to Slate
Monday night, Slate published an explosive new story suggesting shady ties between a server registered to the Trump Organization and ones own by a Russian bank. While the Clinton campaign quickly pounced on the story as possibly “the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow,” security analysts…
FiveThirtyEight
The Odds Of An Electoral College-Popular Vote Split Are Increasing
We’ve written about this before, but I wanted to call your attention to it again because the possibility of an Electoral College-popular vote split keeps widening in our forecast. While there’s an outside chance that such a split could benefit Clinton if she wins the exact set of states that form her…
RT – Daily news
Police officer fired after accidentally shooting daughter
A North Carolina police officer has been terminated after shooting her own daughter. She was showing off her service weapon to guests at her home when the girl was shot in the abdomen. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Android Chrome might move search bar to screen bottom
Even with my oversized mitts, stretching all the way across my Nexus 6P to hit the Chrome address bar can be a challenge. But I won’t be reaching nearly as far if the newly unveiled “Chrome Home” feature in Canary makes it into the next update. Namely because the address bar — as well as the tab switcher…
BBC News – World
Mosul battle: Iraqi PM Abadi urges IS to surrender
Iraq’s PM urges the Islamic State group to surrender as government troops close in on Mosul.
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horus is a wearable device developed to assist blind people
‘horus’ observes, understands and describes the environment to the person, providing useful information (text reading; recognition of faces; and objects) with the right timing. The post horus is a wearable device developed to assist blind people appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
The Next Web
Viral Facebook post claims to help Dakota Access Pipeline protestors — but does it?
Facebook is host to a hoax a week, or so it seems. This time, Mark Zuckerberg isn’t donating money for each like or share, you won’t need to copy and paste a status to ban Facebook from using your profile content, and no… for the last time, Facebook isn’t going to start charging users next week. Instead,…
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US election 2016: Clinton camp blasts FBI ‘double standards’
The Clinton campaign blasts the FBI for “blatant double standards” over the new email inquiry.
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James Cameron: High frame-rate cinema is ‘a tool, not a format’
Sadly, James Cameron is going to probably retire making Avatar sequels that focus more on technology than story or his trademark action-flick set-pieces. Armed with $2.8 billion in box office receipts from the first movie, Cameron’s been on a technol…
Dezeen
Carbon-fibre orb marks entrance to Detroit academic building by Morphosis
US studio Morphosis has completed a science, design and engineering facility in Michigan, which features a scrim made of ETFE plastic and an entrance stairwell contained within a black orb made of carbon fibre. Read more
Dezeen
Bricklaying robots create bulging brick facade for Shanghai arts centre
Chinese studio Archi-Union Architects programmed robots to construct the undulating brick facade of this art gallery in Shanghai’s West Bund district. Read more
Slashdot
Deadly 1933 Long Beach Earthquake May Have Been Caused By Oil Drilling, Says Study
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Los Angeles Times: A new study suggests that the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, the deadliest seismic event in recorded Southern California history, may have been caused by deep drilling in an oil field in Huntington Beach. The study, written by two leading U.S….
Mashable
Future car displays will let drivers point at the windscreen and swipe to select the next song
SEOUL, South Korea — The auto industry has struggled with finding an efficient and safe way to operate digital interfaces in cars. While we’ve seen prototypes of great-looking HUDs (heads-up displays) in high-end vehicles from makers like BMW and Tesla, this preview of a mass market dashboard display…
RT – Daily news
No butts about it: Cigarettes account for over one-quarter of all cancer deaths
Despite not being as commonplace as they once were, cigarettes are still to blame for nearly three in 10 cancer-related deaths in the US. Researchers found an estimated 167,133 people in 2014 died of cancers associated with smoking cigarettes. Read Full Article at RT.com
TechCrunch
Primo Toys rolls out Cubetto, a wooden robot that teaches kids to code
 A startup called Primo Toys today began online and retail sales of its latest educational product, the Cubetto, a programmable wooden robot for kids as young as 3. The London startup, which is a graduate of the PCH Highway 1 accelerator and backed by Randi Zuckerberg, promises families and educators…
Mashable
Drones could soon deliver vital medical transplants in rural Australia
If you live in Outback Australia, your much-needed heart transplant could one day arrive by drone. A new consortium hopes to find a role for the unmanned flying machines in delivering urgent medical supplies to remote communities.  The Australian RPAS Consortium (ARC), made up of eight groups with…
RT – Daily news
‘A sideshow’: FBI director may be investigated for influencing election (VIDEO)
Days away from the presidential election, FBI Director James Comey could be in a world of trouble. The bombshell he dropped about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email servers has led to official complaints and attacks from the whole political spectrum. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Korg’s $300 Monologue synth runs on AA batteries
Korg tempted us with the analog polyphonic Minilogue synthesizer back in January and now the company has another budget-friendly instrument. Meet the Monologue: a monophonic analog synthesizer that has a similar design as its elder sibling but costs…
BBC News – World
Record-breaking soup thrown away
Malaysia shopping centre apologises for discarding 600kg of soup after breaking a street food record.
Mashable
Coca-Cola Ginger: The new quest to spice up the humble cola
Soda companies are seemingly on a relentless quest to spice up the humble cola. There’s been plenty of hits and misses in the thirst for a new hit. You’ll probably barely remember Pepsi Blue, or have some sort of ill-feeling toward the blunder that was New Coke. Now, not many things get to debut in…
RT – Daily news
UNSC divided over Aleppo but sees urgent need to separate terrorists from others – Russia UN envoy
While the UN Security Council members disagree on what led to the plight of Aleppo, they seem to have come to terms with the fact that the separation of opposition from terrorists is an issue of utmost importance, Vitaly Churkin said Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mises Institute
Making Sugar a Delicacy
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssTaxes and SpendingPolitical TheoryMaking Sugar a Delicacy 0 Views When I was fourteen years old, my family took a trip to Germany which was my first excursion outside of the United States. At that age, Dr. Pepper was all I drank, and my parents accommodated…
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Press release: SIESTA selected as one of the most important breakthroughs in physics
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Review: PowerUp FPV drone looks good, on paper
In a world of remote-controlled toys, PowerUp has stood out by reinvigorating the oft-forgotten pastime of folding and flying paper airplanes. Back in 2013, the company had released its third-generation paper airplane conversion kit, which offered direct control via mobile devices in addition…
Mashable
Apple starts letting Chinese users pay for apps using Alipay
Apple has now added China’s Alipay as a payment method for iTunes. According to local reports, Apple’s latest iOS 10.1.1 update quietly added Alibaba’s digital wallet to its payment options. This means users will be able to pay for apps, movies and music all with their Alipay accounts. SEE ALSO: Son…
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Mopar’s SEMA concepts are a crazy blend of old and new – Roadshow
A 1971 Challenger with 2017 fasciae, a 1966 CJ body on a TJ frame and a Durango with Viper seats — they’re all part of Mopar’s SEMA lineup, and they’re all pretty nuts.
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11 Essentials for Winter Driving Survival
Getting stranded on the side of the road in a blizzard is a nightmare. Be prepared if it becomes a reality. …Read More »
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16 Best Headphone Stands of 2016
Show your favorite audio accessory some love with a proper headphone stand. …Read More »
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The Best Multitools of 2016
Pocket-sized, dependable and good for just about any job — a great multitool is a must-have. Here are our favorite multitools of 2016. …Read More »
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The Best Snowboards of the 2016/17 Season
From powder to park, these 9 snowboards are the best to hit your local snowboard shop in 2016/17. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: November 1, 2016
How to save on Smartwool socks, a 3DR drone and a Patagonia backpack. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: November 1, 2016
New wireless headphones from Master & Dynamic, remastered classic hiking boots, direct-to-consumer contact lenses and much more. …Read More »
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Google Play Store hardened: here’s how to protect yourself
In an ideal world, users will only install software from, usually a single, blessed source, like a repository or app store, containing only trustworthy and quality software. But we don’t live in an ideal world and even with app stores like Google Play or iTunes, some questionable apps still manage to…
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Microsoft Speeds Open Hardware
Microsoft revealed early specs of ts next-generation data center server and said work on open hardware needs to become as fast and flexible as open source software.
Mises Institute
The Obamacare Tipping Point
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssHealthPolitical TheoryThe Obamacare Tipping Point 0 Views It’s that time of year again. Time for vibrant fall colors, cool crisp morning air, and open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance exchanges—the government-regulated, state-based…
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UNSW partners with Tata Consultancy Services for VR, machine learning
The partnership will see the university work with the consultancy firm on research areas such as machine learning, virtual reality, robotics, data analytics, and cloud computing.
VentureBeat
Women executives left Yahoo after company announced plans to sell itself
(Reuters) – Women executives left Yahoo at an unusually high rate after the U.S. technology company announced plans to sell itself earlier this year, but it was not immediately clear why, according to the company’s 2016 diversity report, released on Monday. The sharp drop comes as Silicon Valley faces…
BBC News – World
Chinese coal mine rescue bid after deadly blast
Thirteen people are killed and another 20 remain unaccounted for after an explosion in a coal mine in China, according to state media.
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Trump goes on the offensive as Clinton’s lead narrows
Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a threat to the country on Monday, saying that if she is elected a probe into her emails could shadow her entire term in office, as the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Clinton’s lead narrowing slightly.
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Woman at core of South Korea political crisis detained
The woman at the centre of the snowballing political scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye is a “flight risk” and has been placed under emergency detention, South Korean prosecutors said Tuesday.
Jetson Green
Tiny Off-Grid Home Created by a Boat Builder
Boats and tiny homes have a lot of things in common, not the least of which is the need to make good use of every available nook and cranny. This is exactly what prompted former boat builder and carpenter Jeff Hobbs from New Zealand to begin building tiny homes. His firm Room to Move recently completed…
Digital Trends
Vine’s founders enter the crowded live-streaming space with a new app called ‘Hype’
Twitter’s recently announced decision to shutter Vine may have left lots of its fans disappointed, but it also left the app’s founders more determined than ever to make a success of its next project. Called Hype, the new offering is a live-streaming app along the lines of Periscope and Facebook Live….
Nano Technology News
A tiny machine
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Nov 01, 2016 In 1959 renowned physicist Richard Feynman, in his talk “Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” spoke of a future in which tiny machines could perform huge feats. Like many forward-looking concepts, his molecule and atom-sized world remained for years in the realm of science…
Brain Pickings
An Antidote to the Loneliness of the Divided Mind: Alan Watts on Our Integration with the Universe and How We Wrest Meaning from Reality
“The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance.” “All things physical are information-theoretic in origin and this is a participatory universe,” the great theoretical physicist John Archibald Wheeler wrote in his influential It for Bit model of the nature of reality, adding: “Observer-participancy…
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Small fine for Russia metals giant over red river leak
Moscow (AFP) Oct 31, 2016 Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel has been handed a small fine for a spillage last month that turned an Arctic river bright red, the company confirmed Monday. Russia’s environment ministry opened an investigation in September after images showed the Daldykan river…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Italy’s experts warn of more quakes
Rome (AFP) Oct 28, 2016 Italy’s major risks commission cautioned Friday that there may be more powerful earthquakes to come following two this week in the country’s mountainous centre and a deadly one in August. “There is no current evidence that the (seismic) sequence underway is coming to an…
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Hurricane Matthew damages in Haiti tally nearly $2 bn
Port-Au-Prince (AFP) Oct 29, 2016 Hurricane Matthew’s devastating passage over southern Haiti on October 4 caused nearly $2 billion in damages, Haitian authorities announced Friday. Studies by the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) put the estimated cost of damage and economic…
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Modeling the vertebrate invasion of land
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Nov 01, 2016 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…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Egypt floods killed at least 22: new toll
Cairo (AFP) Oct 30, 2016 At least 22 people were killed and 72 injured in flooding caused by torrential rains in Egypt, authorities said on Sunday, updating an earlier toll of 18 dead. Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said the death toll could rise as some families may not have reported…
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Keep an automatic eye on seismic zones
Paris (ESA) Nov 01, 2016 The Copernicus Sentinel-1 twin radar satellites combined with cloud computing are monitoring Europe’s earthquake zones by searching for ground shifts as small as a millimetre. Radar was developed in the last century to pick up aircraft moving at hundreds of kilometres…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Whaling watchdog concludes discordant meeting
Portoroz, Slovenia (AFP) Oct 28, 2016 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. After a week marked by a classic standoff between whaling nations…
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How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 01, 2016 Nanoscience research involves molecules that are only 1/100th the size of cancer cells and that have the potential to profoundly improve the quality of our health and our lives. Now nine prominent nanoscientists look ahead to what we can expect in the coming decade,…
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Early Pacific seafarers likely latched onto El Nino and other climate patterns
Eugene OR (SPX) Nov 01, 2016 The colonization of far-flung Remote Oceania some 3,400 years ago was one of the most ambitious and expansive population dispersals in human history. Seafarers traveled thousands of miles of ocean, navigating by stars and overcoming currents and difficult weather to arrive…
RT – Daily news
International Criminal Court ‘about to probe US war crimes in Afghanistan’ – report
Over the next few weeks, the International Criminal Court (ICC) could open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Afghan war, including those allegedly committed by American troops, Foreign Policy magazine reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Team braves wildlife, dust and darkness to find safe home for abandoned records
Hampton VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 Jeremy Vann and Ronnie Vance scoured the dustiest, most forlorn corners of NASA’s Langley Research Center in hopes of rescuing knowledge cast aside and nearly lost. At the front lines of what’s been labeled the orphaned records phase of the center’s Records Management…
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NASA missions harvest a passel of ‘pumpkin’ stars
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 Astronomers using observations from NASA’s Kepler and Swift missions have discovered a batch of rapidly spinning stars that produce X-rays at more than 100 times the peak levels ever seen from the sun. The stars, which spin so fast they’ve been squashed into pumpkin-like…
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Watching the brain in action
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 Watching millions of neurons in the brain interacting with each other is the ultimate dream of neuroscientists! A new imaging method now makes it possible to observe the activation of large neural circuits, currently up to the size of a small-animal brain, in real…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Breakthrough in Z-pinch implosion stability opens new path to fusion
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Oct 28, 2016 Using magnetic field thermal insulation to keep plasmas hot enough to achieve thermonuclear fusion was first proposed by the Italian physicist Enrico Fermi in 1945, and independently a few years later by Russian physicist Andrei Sakharov. An approach known as…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Long-Serving DSCS Satellite Takes Over Role of Linking Antarctic Researchers to the World
Christchurch, New Zealand (SPX) Oct 24, 2016 Nearly 21 years after its launch, a Lockheed Martin-built satellite within the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) recently turned its attention to a new mission-supporting the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Amundsen-Scott Station at the…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Shedding light on China’s dark-sky problem
Beijing (XNA) Oct 26, 2016 Amateur stargazers complain that their view of the universe is being obscured by the excessive use of artificial lighting in built-up areas. Zheng Jinran reports from Ordos in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The launch of Shenzhou XI on Oct 17 and its subsequent docking…
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Fixing deficits in boundary plasma models
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Oct 28, 2016 Researchers working on the DIII-D tokamak in San Diego are working to show how plasma transport and atomic physics come together to provide power exhaust solutions. One of the grand challenges facing fusion scientists is dealing with the massive power fluxes exhausted…
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How to read a STEREO image
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 In the same way that two eyes give humans a three-dimensional perception of the world around us, the twin spacecraft of NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory mission, or STEREO, enable us to understand the sun in 3-D. Thanks to this mission, which launched…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Russia to Allocate $1.5Bln to Federal Space Program in 2017 – Draft Budget Plan
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 01, 2016 The financing of the Russia’s 2016-2025 federal space program will reach some 92.5 billion rubles ($1.47 billion) in 2017, according to the draft laws database of the State Duma. According to the draft law, the federal plan on the development of Russian cosmodromes…
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A turbulent solution to a growing problem
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Oct 28, 2016 A recent experiment lead by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), researchers on the DIII-D tokamak suggests that plasma turbulence can prevent filamentary structures called magnetic islands from growing so large that they cool off the 100 million degree plasma….
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Discovery of binary-binary calls solar system formation into question
Gainesville FL (SPX) Oct 31, 2016 Everything we know about the formation of solar systems might be wrong, says University of Florida astronomy professor Jian Ge and his postdoc, Bo Ma. They’ve discovered the first “binary-binary” – two massive companions around one star in a close binary system,…
ReadWrite
Apple picks Blackberry talent for driverless car OS
In a move to bulk up its future self-driving car software platform, Apple has set up a Canadian unit to develop an automotive operating system. Bloomberg says Apple has poached dozens of software engineers from QNX, a subsidiary of cell phone maker Blackberry. Apple’s new unit will be based in a suburb…
ReadWrite
Can the smartwatch market recover from big declines?
A recent research report revealed major declines in the global smartwatch market, raising fears that these wearables are continuing their downward spiral. In the report, research firm International Data Corp. (IDC) found that the worldwide smartwatch market saw significant declines from last year….
Next Big Future
China shows J20 stealth fighter and AG-600 seaplane at Airshow
China has showcased its long-awaited J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time.Two of the radar-evading jets did a 60-second flypast at the Zhuhai air show in Guangdong province – the country’s biggest meeting of plane makers and buyers.Previously the jets had only been seen by bloggers.The fighters…
Next Big Future
DARPA provides last contract award on current hypersonic programs but will start new hypersonic programs and have two 2019 test flights
DARPA awarded Raytheon a $174.7 million contract today for a program designed to develop technologies that would enable weapon systems to fly more than five times the speed of sound — the third and final contract expected for the agency’s hypersonic-related programs.According to an Oct. 31 Federal Business…
Next Big Future
New materials and technology will make a new supersonic passenger jet four times cheaper than the Concorde
Times have changed since the supersonic Concorde was made. Eli Dourado is the director of the Mercatus Center’s Technology Policy Program discusses the changes in technology that will make a new commercial supersonic passenger jet.Modern materials such as carbon fiber are lighter and stronger than aluminum,…
TechCrunch
Gut health startup uBiome raised $22 million and is launching a DNA test for your poop
 There are a lot of startups looking at your DNA these days but uBiome stands out as unique among them for testing the DNA of microorganisms found in your fecal matter. These bugs have a lot to do with your health and the startup is launching a clinical screening test called SmartGut to sequence the…
Slashdot
NASA: We’re Not Racing SpaceX To Mars
astroengine writes: According to NASA’s new science chief Thomas Zurbuchen, the U.S. space agency doesn’t see SpaceX as a competitor in a race to Mars and that if any private company gets there before NASA, it will be cause for celebration and a huge science boon. “If Elon Musk brought the samples in…
SlashGear
Chrome 53 on Windows promised to be 15% faster
Web browsers have become more and more critical to modern computing that for many users, they have practically become the operating system, an idea that Google turned into practice with Chrome OS. As such, there is always a need to make web browsers more and more optimized, in performance as well as…
TechCrunch
Twitter’s head of India is leaving the company
 On the back of news that Twitter is trimming nine percent of its staff with layoffs, the microblogging company is also losing the head of its business in India. Read More
New Scientist – Online news
Man or mouse? Why drug research has taken the wrong turning
Drug research has got so hooked on working with genetically modified animals that it has lost touch with human disease
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Using science to understand how ballot design impacts voter behavior
Concern over the security of the voting process has been a recurring issue in the run up to the US presidential election. Will every vote be registered accurately? Are voting systems vulnerable to tampering? These questions have weight considering that voting is a fundamental aspect of participating…
SlashGear
LG G6 rumored to have “all-in-one” camera, iris scanner
The failure of the Galaxy Note 7 doesn’t only put pressure on Samsung to recover its losses, it also puts some pressure on its rivals to do one better. Since it’s too late for LG to do anything about the LG V20, all eyes will be on the LG G6 next year instead. And it seems that, unlike this year’s ……
ArchDaily
Why the Austrian Government’s Plan to Demolish Hitler’s Birth House is Contentious
US soldiers photographed defacing Hitler’s birth house in Braunau am Inn (1945) Mankind has a strange relationship with the darker elements of its history. While some argue that we must consign our greatest mistakes to the past in order to move forward, others believe that ignoring, or refusing…
Mashable
Apple hikes MacBook prices in India
There is no escape for Indians who are looking to purchase a new (or relatively new) MacBook from Apple, but don’t wish to break their bank for it. SEE ALSO: Apple reveals India pricing for new MacBook Pro Apple has quietly revised the retail price of the 12-inch MacBook in India. The base MacBook…
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China’s cybersecurity draft law targets foreign hackers
Chinese authorities could freeze assets and take other actions against foreign hackers threatening the country’s infrastructure under a revised draft of a new cybersecurity law.
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Hitting back at hackers: debate swirls on how far to go
After a seemingly endless barrage of cyberattacks, debate is heating up on hitting back at hackers where it hurts.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tablet market shrinks as demand grows for hybrids
The tablet market shrank in the recently-ended quarter, as shipments of bargain-priced computers with detachable screens hit a record high, according to market analysis firm International Data Corporation.
Digital Trends
Droneless: See how a photographer snapped these cool ‘aerial’ shots of Hanoi street vendors
Thanks to the proliferation of consumer drones, you’d be forgiven for thinking that every aerial photo you see these days was snapped using one of the flying machines. But Dutch photographer Loes Heerink has proved that a camera-equipped quadcopter isn’t always necessary when it comes to getting stunning…
RT – Daily news
China wants to buy Russian rocket engines as BRICS boosts space cooperation
At the first meeting of the BRICS nations’ space agencies, the five-member bloc agreed to set up a joint grouping of satellites and share data. Beijing has shown particular interest in purchasing Russian rocket engines. Read Full Article at RT.com
Popular Mechanics
The future is all about inter-connectivity
The future is all about inter-connectivity. That means data transfer. Here’s your primer for how all that data is transferred – and how we’ll do it… The post The future is all about inter-connectivity appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Mashable
New MacBook Pros might come in 2017 with lower price, 32GB of RAM
If you were underwhelmed by Apple’s recent unveiling of the new, Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro laptops, you might want to wait until the second half of 2017.  According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (as reported by MacRumors), this is when Apple will update its MacBook Pros with an option…
BBC News – World
Pakistan court stays execution of mentally-ill Imdad Ali
Pakistan’s top court stays the execution of Imdad Ali, who was due to be hanged this week.
Newswise: SciNews
Hurricanes From 3 Million Years Ago Give Us Clues About Present Storms
Studying hurricane and tropical storm development from three million years ago might give today’s forecasters a good blueprint for 21st century storms, says a team of international researchers that includes a Texas A&M University atmospheric sciences professor.
Newswise: SciNews
Seven Research Teams Receive Intermountain-Stanford Grant Award
Stanford Medicine and Intermountain Healthcare award more than $500,000 in seed grants to research projects focused on transforming healthcare.
Newswise: SciNews
NUS Scientists Discover the “Switch” That Makes Breast Cancer Cells Aggressive
A study by Dr Alan Prem Kumar from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, together with Professor Shazib Pervaiz and Associate Professor Marie-Veronique Clement from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, found that…
The Next Web
Puma takes a bold step in the self-lacing shoe business
If you’re an athlete and are concerned about ill-fitting shoes holding you back, you’ll be glad to know that Puma’s working on some high-tech kicks that will sort you out. Engadget got a good look at Puma’s Autodisc shoes at Hong Kong-based Internet of Things accelerator Brinc, and they sound pretty…
BBC News – World
Mosul battle: Iraqi special forces enter city limits
Iraqi troops enter the IS-held city of Mosul, facing heavy resistance, embedded BBC journalists say.
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Force touch: why the effects in Star Wars: Rogue One will be like nothing we’ve seen before
Rogue One: A Star Wars story, the first in Disney’s ongoing series of standalone Star Wars movies, will have feature effects that “[no-one] will have seen before”, as director Gareth Edwards “threw out the rulebook” during filming.That’s according to Oscar-winning creature and special make-up effects…
ArchDaily
Watch How These South American Architects Construct a Brickless Brick Wall
Using concrete and bricks made of raw mud, architects Solanito Benitez, Solano Benitez, Gloria Cabral, Maria Rovea and Ricardo Sargiotti built a wall able to be constructed by the two materials working in tandem. Once the concrete dries, the bricks are washed away, returning…
Macworld
The 10 Mac games you need to play from October 2016
October’s Mac gamesBeen a while since you played a new Mac game? Well, it’s a pretty great time to change that, as October brought us a nice stack of standout releases. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is easily the biggest of the bunch, launching the same week as the PC version and delivering an even larger…
Computerworld
Ready for action: 6 big ideas in digital transformation
If you’re ready to kick-start your organization’s efforts to embrace digital technologies, this editor-curated selection of Computerworld in-depth stories is the place to start. We identified some of our most targeted content on IT-led digital projects, chock-full of fresh ideas for making your organization…
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The Morning After: Tuesday November 1st 2016
It’s the morning after we were reminded that war is hell, sneakers can fit themselves and jingles don’t last forever. We also reported on the quiet rise of the high-end tablet and the return of CD piracy. Join us below for everything you might have missed. People die’Battlefield 1′ reminds you…
RT – Daily news
Oil poised to fall to $40 without OPEC agreement to freeze production – Goldman
Crude prices will likely return to around $40 per barrel if the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) fails to curb output, says Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Imaging cellular interiors using polymeric nanoparticles
Nanoparticles are particles that are smaller than 100 nanometers. They are typically obtained from metals and, because of their tiny size, have unique properties that make them useful for biomedical applications. However, without treatment to make their surfaces biologically inert, their effectiveness…
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Argonne report to help dam north of Grand Canyon balance environment and hydropower needs
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory have helped develop a plan for the operation of Glen Canyon Dam in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, upstream of Grand Canyon National Park.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mammoth exhibit highlights the ‘unfolding process of discovery’
On the fourth floor of the University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History, in a large gallery set aside for temporary exhibits, a room has been built to display the remains of an ice age mammoth pulled from a farmer’s field near Chelsea on Oct. 1, 2015.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Exploring the evolution of spider venom to improve human health
This Halloween, you’re not likely to see many trick-or-treaters dressed as spiders. Google Trends pegs “Spider” as the 87th most searched-for Halloween costume, right between “Hippie” and “The Renaissance.” But don’t let your guard down. Spiders are everywhere.
PCWorld
Roku Ultra and Roku Premiere+ reviews: The priciest Roku still isn’t the best Roku
Even before the Roku Ultra arrived, spending more than $100 on a Roku box wasn’t really necessary. Last year’s Roku 4 was a compromised device at $130, with an internal fan and an unusually large footprint for a media streamer. And besides its support for 4K streaming, the experience wasn’t much different…
Architizer
Top Notch: Argentina’s Expertly Crafted Timber Homes
Argentinian architecture stands as a reflection of the country’s diversity. From Spanish Baroque designs and Rioplatense styles to Italian and French influences, Argentina’s built environment embodies both variety and individuality. This holds especially true for the residential sector. Cities…
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The best free software to speed up your PC
The best free software to speed up your PC Is your Windows PC running a little slowly? It’s not your imagination: over time hard drives accumulate all kinds of things that slow things down. Software can’t solve obsolescence – if your computer is struggling to meet the system requirements for your OS…
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New protein bridges chemical divide for ‘seamless’ bioelectronics devices
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Connecting two electrodes by liquid crystal-guided carbon nanotube wires
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Why Robots Need to Feel Pain
Spot the Robot Dog gets kicked. Video: Boston Dynamics/Cambridge University/YouTubeIn “Lisa the Skeptic,” a characteristically quotable episode of The Simpsons, a burning android flees a laboratory fire, robotically lamenting, “Why? Why was I programmed to feel pain?”Video: FOX/apala734/YouTubeThe question…
Dezeen
Glasgow brand Instrmnt launches second watch collection
Following the success of its 01 range, Instrmnt’s 02 collection is now available to pre-order from Dezeen Watch Store. Read more
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The effectiveness of 3-D camouflage
Over 100 years ago, the American artist Abbot Thayer proposed that the reason so many animals are darker on their backs than their bellies is to disguise their 3-D shape and so improve camouflage.
PCWorld
4 Windows 10 tools that will kickstart your productivity
There are apps for everything from tracking your to-do’s to curing you of your procrastination. But when it comes to productivity tools, look no further than your PC’s operating system. Windows 10 boasts many new features and improvements on old ones that can help you work much more efficiently. Here…
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The best Samsung Galaxy S5 deals November 2016
November is a fantastic time to get a great Samsung Galaxy S5 deal, especially with Black Friday being just around the corner.Samsung’s Galaxy S5 isn’t the newest smartphone on the market, there has been the Galaxy S6, S7 and S7 Edge as well as two Note phablets since this flagship. But don’t let that…
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The best Samsung Galaxy Note 4 deals in November 2016
With the Note 7 being taken off the market already due to it setting on fire a bit too much, we imagine you may be in the market for a different type of hot deal. Well, it’s November and Black Friday is just around the corner, so now’s a great time to grab a discounted Galaxy Note 4.With no UK release…
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Say goodbye to your weekend: Big Sky+ binge-watching improvements are here
“Just one more episode” is probably the most dangerous phrase you can utter on a weeknight outside of, “Are you sure we’re ok to reheat this curry?”Before you know it, it’s one in the morning, and what started as an attempt to understand why everyone in the office was going on about some show called…
How-To Geek
How to Batch Rename Multiple Files in Windows
Got a bunch of files you want to rename, but don’t want to go through them each one by one? Windows provides more ways to do this than you may realize.Click Here to Continue Reading
RT – Daily news
Factory activity in China highest in over 2yrs
A significant improvement in China’s key activity surveys is reinforcing hopes of stabilization in the world’s second largest economy. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
eHang Ghostdrone 2.0 review
If the name Ehang rings a bell, it’s probably because you’ve heard or read about the company’s 184 Drone — aka, the flying taxi that was unveiled at CES earlier this year. The company may be best known as the purveyor of a yet-to-be-released sky taxi, but it also makes a number of smaller drones that…
Techbargains.com
Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones $55
Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones $55
Mashable
UK weather presenter busts out 21 Halloween puns in 67-second forecast
There’s clearly a trend in Halloween-themed weather reports this year. Over on Ireland’s TG4 we had the weather reporter whose creative lightning bolt prank went viral, and on England’s Channel 5 we have the above clip — a Halloween-themed forecast from Queen of weather puns Sian Welby. SEE ALSO:…
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Artificial intelligence: Why we must learn from climate-change disasters to stop AI becoming the next big catastrophe
We didn’t properly prepare for climate change, but we can learn from those mistakes.
Scientific American Content: Global
Drought and Climate Change Could Throw Fall Colors Off Schedule
A dry year can cause leaves to brighten early or late—or just turn brown — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Nothing is New Under the Technology Sun
No matter what a tech company invents, everyone knows they didn’t really invent it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The future of America is driverless
The Verge 2021 In celebration of our 5th anniversary, this month we’re publishing a series of interviews with innovative leaders about what the next five years hold. To read more about this series, read our editor Nilay Patel’s introduction here. In his final months on the job, US Secretary of…
Fast Company
Look Out, Yuppies. The Dutch Have A New Stroller For You
It’s called the Joolz—an ergonomic, eco-conscious, high-design baby carriage. Our writer took it for a test spin. It’s called the Joolz—an ergonomic, eco-conscious, high-design baby carriage. Our writer took it for a test spin.Before I had a baby, I assumed that strollers were…
Computerworld
When Xiaomi phones are coming to the U.S.
If you started salivating at the launch of the Xiaomi’s Mi Note 2 and Mi Mix smartphones last week, you just might be in luck.The smartphone maker’s global VP (and ex-Googler) Hugo Barra has let the world in on a little secret — they have already started testing phones in the U.S., with plans to launch…
Lifehacker
The Osprey Farpoint 55 Is the Perfect Backpack for Lightweight Travel
Osprey’s Farpoint 55 backpack is really two bags in one. You get a large compartment to keep clothes and shoes in, plus a removable daypack that lightens your load once you set up base somewhere. Plus, the whole thing is small enough to count as a single carry-on bag.Read more…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light
Related: The World’s First Bionic Eye Implant Hits US Market Next Month + Second Sight Via Second Sight Images via Wikimedia Commons and Second Sight Facebook
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Researchers develop a system for adaptive live imaging of large living organisms
Light-sheet microscopy is one of the most powerful method for imaging the development and function of whole living organisms. However, achieving high-resolution images with these microscopes requires manual adjustments during imaging. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology…
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Researchers find ride-share drivers discriminate based on race and gender
Research that involved tracking ride-share data for white and African-American customers found that ride-share drivers in Boston and Seattle were more likely to cancel on African-American travelers than white travelers, and that African-Americans had to wait longer to be picked up. These findings do…
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Researchers find way to increase scanning speed
A major technological advance in the field of high-speed beam-scanning devices has increased the speed of 2-D and 3-D printing by up to 1000 times, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Engineering.
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Purple bacteria shine path to super-efficient light harvesting
In its billions of years on earth, plant life has become super-efficient at using light – and now it’s showing how it does it.
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Researchers look at ways to improve Pennsylvania bridges
Every day, millions of Pennsylvania motorists drive on or under one of the Commonwealth’s more than 22,000 bridges without ever thinking about its safety and durability.
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Image: NASA’s SDO catches a lunar transit
From SDO’s point of view, the sun appears to be shaking slightly – but not because the solar observatory was spooked by this near-Halloween sight.
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Shark-spotting sonar technology put to the test
Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair has announced the NSW Government is collaborating with UTS researchers to assess the capabilities of the Clever Buoy shark-spotting sonar technology off Port Stephens, as part of the $16 million Shark Management Strategy. The collaboration also involves the developers…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Preserve the Alps by giving up the chalets
Winter resorts will need to increase their density to prevent their decline, according to a PhD thesis in architecture. PhD student Fiona Pià offers concrete and innovative solutions for Verbier, a typical example of the problems that winter resorts face today.
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Venezuela rivals in tentative bid to ease political crisis
Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders agreed Monday to hold Vatican-sponsored talks to defuse a growing political crisis, but mistrust lingers after an attempt to recall the president was scuttled.
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Human Freedom Is Up, But Government Quality Is Deteriorating
These are interesting times to be an American. The people’s trust in the U.S. institutions is plummeting and the outcome of the presidential election, however it ends, is unlikely to reverse that trend. Over at Human Progress, we have a whole section of the website devoted to “good governance” indicators….
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The best Moto X Play deals in November 2016
It’s not all about the brand new mobile phone deals in November and Black Friday. There are some serious discounts to be had on some of the older phones too.Motorola released two great handsets in late 2015 in the form of the Moto X Style and Moto X Play. The latter turned out to be the real highlight…
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The best Moto X Style deals in November 2016
It’s not all about the brand new mobile phone deals around Black Friday in November. There are some serious discounts to be had on some of the older phones like the Moto X Style. Motorola’s latest flagship handset has been around for a while now, but it still offers some real high-end spec at a jaw dropping…
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Beyond Trump vs Clinton: A scientist’s guide to the US election
The congressional races and state ballot measures that could shape US science.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20902
Architizer
Multipurpose theater pavilion Zonnewende
Reset architecture has designed a multipurpose theater pavilion with a hall for 200 seats in the woods of ‘Zonnewende group stay’. The sturdy brick building is designed to blend into its surroundings but also to stand out. The domain of ‘Zonnewende’ is part of a nature reserve, you find dense…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Nanosensors on the alert for terrorist threats
RT – Daily news
US calls for ‘end to Saudi-led airstrikes’ in Yemen, but keeps selling arms to Riyadh
The US envoy to the UN has called on the Saudi-led coalition to “refrain from taking steps that escalate violence” in Yemen. Her appeal contradicts Washington’s actions, with the Pentagon continuing to supply arms and provide military support to Riyadh. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
Motorola’s unannounced Connect Coin is set to be a Bluetooth tracker on steroids
Even though Motorola sold its accessories division to Binatone, the latter churns out devices that fall under Motorola branding. Such a device is the Connect Coin, a yet-unannounced accessory that looks to be the spiritual successor of 2014’s Motorola Keylink, reports TechDroider. Much like the Keylink,…
Digital Trends
Timber Tales’ LapDesk bridges the gap from your boring desk to that comfy couch
Chances are you spend way too much of your day at a desk, either for work or simply because that is where you are set up to use your computer. Getting away from your desk and moving to the couch or a nice chair on your porch can be a nice break from the confines of a restricting desk environment. But…
9to5Mac
Reports seemingly clarify Phil Schiller’s explanation of why there’s no 32GB MacBook Pro
Some of Apple’s decisions regarding the new MacBook Pro models are causing as much heated debate on the Internet as its removal of the headphone socket from the iPhone 7. In particular, the decision to limit the maximum RAM to 16GB rather than 32GB has been the subject of huge controversy. Phil Schiller…
FiveThirtyEight
Mexican-Americans Are Reshaping the Electoral Map In Arizona — And The U.S.
Graphics by Ella KoezeIrma Maldonado in her dorm room at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.All photographs by Caitlin O’Hara PHOENIX — In an office suite not far from the airport, Irma Maldonado, 18, expertly role-played what she’d be doing on the city’s streets in half an hour: knocking on the doors…
Discover Magazine
Kittens recognize their own mother’s voice.
Kittens! Who doesn’t love kittens? (Um, nobody!) But who do kittens love? Well, if they are anything like human babies, they love their mommies. And this study indicates that they recognize their mother’s calls and can even distinguish them from the calls of other mommy cats. The researchers conclude…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Study identifies molecule that limits excessive expansion of heart muscle cells
A research team has identified a protein that stops heart muscle cells from increasing in size when the heart is under stress, representing a candidate for treating a range of heart diseases.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Mystery solved behind birth of Saturn’s rings
A team of researchers has presented a new model for the origin of Saturn’s rings based on results of computer simulations. The results of the simulations are also applicable to rings of other giant planets and explain the compositional differences between the rings of Saturn and Uranus.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
New sperm research could lead to cut in infertility rate
Sperm and mathematics don’t appear to be the likeliest of bedfellows, but new research bringing the two together could lead to devices that could cut infertility rates.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Sudden cardiac death of teen reminds physicians of promises, challenges of precision medicine
The sudden death of a 13-year-old boy resulted in more than 20 relatives to be incorrectly diagnosed as having a potentially lethal heart rhythm condition. This erroneous diagnosis occurred as a result of inappropriate use of genetic testing and incorrect interpretation of genetic test results, according…
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Sports injury app detects 99% more health conditions for college athletes than traditional medicine
A new cell phone app specializing in sports injury detection captured 99 percent more physical and mental health symptoms for college athletes than traditional sports medicine surveillance, according to new research.
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Nearly 600 Zika investigations force public health department in Harris County, Texas to improvise
The Harris County Public Health Department — which this past summer confirmed the state of Texas’ first Zika-associated death — has investigated nearly 600 suspected cases this year, 55 percent of which were pregnancy-related, according to new research.
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State policies will determine whether or not most Americans smoke marijuana
More than 50 percent of Americans changed their minds about intentions to smoke marijuana based on ramifications — or lack thereof — set forth by their state of residency, according to new research.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Studying stents for coronary artery disease
Results of a large-scale, multicenter study found that treatment with two thin-strut drug-eluting stents were both non-inferior to a durable polymer drug-eluting stent and showed favorable clinical outcomes at one year in treating an all-comers population with a high proportion of patients with acute…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Into the gray zone: New report analyzes potential of active defense as a response to sophisticated cyber threats in the private sector
A new report offers the most comprehensive assessment to date of the legal, policy and technological contexts that surround private sector cybersecurity and active defense measures to improve U.S. responses to evolving threats.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Wild cat brains: An evolutionary curveball
The brains of wild cats don’t necessarily respond to the same evolutionary pressures as those of their fellow mammals, humans and primates, indicates a surprising new study.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Key protein implicated in negative side effects of senescence
A protein that plays a critical role in the expression of cytokines and chemokines has been identified by researchers. They have noted that decreasing this protein suppresses the expression of these secreted factors. This suggests that there may be ways of promoting the positive effects of senescence…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Physicists leapfrog accelerators with ultrahigh energy cosmic rays
An international team of physicists has developed a pioneering approach to using Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECRs)—the highest energy particles in nature since the Big Bang—to study particle interactions far beyond the reach of human-made accelerators.
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How pygmy moths started to diversify 100 million years ago
The leaf-mining pygmy moths (family Nepticulidae) and the white eyecap moths (family Opostegidae) are among the smallest moths in the world with a wingspan of just a few millimeters. Their caterpillars make characteristic patterns in leaves: leaf mines. For the first time, the evolutionary relationships…
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Missing link between smoking and inflammation identified
It’s no secret that using tobacco is bad for you, but what has been a mystery until now is how tobacco causes increased inflammation throughout the body. Now, a team of researchers has learned why. Scientists show that nicotine activates certain white blood cells, called neutrophils, which in turn release…
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Vaccinating against dengue may increase Zika outbreaks
Vaccinating against dengue fever could increase outbreaks of Zika, suggests new research. The study identifies a potentially serious public health concern. More than a third of the world’s population lives in areas where dengue is endemic and cases of co-infection with Zika have already been reported.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Bedtime use of media devices more than doubles the risk of poor sleep in children
Children using devices such as smartphones and tablets at bedtime have over double the risk of a disrupted night’s sleep compared to children without access to such devices, according to a new study.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Where is my mind? New study looks for the cortical conscious network
Our brain is a very complex network, with approximately 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion synapses between the neurons. In order to cope with its enormous complexity, and understand how the brain works and eventually forms our conscious mind, science uses advanced mathematical tools. Ultimately, scientists…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Chinese medical education rising unevenly from Cultural Revolution rubble
For scores of years after the first medical school opened in China in 1886, the country progressed in building a medical education system for its fast-growing population. Then 50 years ago, it not only came to a screeching halt, but to a full reversal with the Cultural Revolution.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researchers bring eyewear-free 3-D capabilities to small screen
Technology will benefit display companies in manufacturing low cost and light weight 2-D/3-D convertible displays for mobile applications, say investigators.
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Understanding mind-wandering could shed light on mental illness
If you think the mind grinds to a halt when you’re doing nothing, think again. Spontaneous thought processes — including mind-wandering, but also creative thinking and dreaming — arise when thoughts are relatively free from deliberate and automatic constraints. Mind-wandering is not far from creative…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Drones take off in plant ecological research
Long-term, broad-scale ecological data are critical to plant research, but often impossible to collect on foot. Traditional data-collection methods can be time consuming or dangerous, and can compromise habitats that are sensitive to human impact. Micro-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, eliminate…
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Thinking of loved ones lessens our need to ‘reconnect’ through anthropomorphism
Reminding people of their close, caring relationships can reduce their tendency to anthropomorphize objects as a way of feeling socially connected, according to new research. The study replicates and extends earlier findings showing that people who report feeling lonely are more likely to ascribe humanlike…
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Hospitalizations for children, teens attributed to opioid poisoning jump
The overall incidence of hospitalizations for prescription opioid poisonings in children and adolescents has more than doubled from 1997 to 2012, with increasing incidence of poisonings attributed to suicide or self-inflicted injury and accidental intent, according to a new study.
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Does the mother know her child the best?
New research shows that mental problems affect the mother’s judgement and that dad is just as good as mum at evaluating the child’s scholastic and social skills. This is important to consider in parental rights cases, claim the researchers behind the study.
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Artificial muscles show more flex
Artificial muscles made significant gains when a literal twist in the development approach uncovered the tensile or stretchy abilities of polymer fibers once they were twisted and coiled into a spring-like geometry. In a similar manner to the powerful climbing tendrils of cucumber plants, the unique…
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Social media proves effective as a tool for antimicrobial stewardship
A new study examines the use of social media platforms to inform young physicians about proper use of antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics. Currently, as much as 50 percent of all antibiotic use is inappropriate, leading to such unintended consequences such as antibiotic toxicity and increased antimicrobial…
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First-in-human of new polymer-free stent demonstrates favorable angiographic, imaging-based outcomes at nine-months
A first-in-human study of a new polymer-free drug-filled stent, which provides controlled drug elution from an internal lumen, indicated non-inferior in-stent late lumen loss at nine-months compared with historical zotarolimus-eluting stent (Resolute) data. In addition, there was no binary restenosis,…
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Acupuncture lowers hypertension by activating opioids, study finds
Regular electroacupunture treatment can lower hypertension by increasing the release of a kind of opioid in the brainstem region that controls blood pressure, investigators have found.
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New study suggests way to slow skin fibrosis in scleroderma
A possible mechanism behind the fibrosis that occurs in scleroderma has now been identified, a mechanism, researchers say, that may one day lead to a treatment for the disease.
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Making sense of the seneses: ‘Context’ matters when the brain interprets sounds
The brain’s interpretation of sound is influenced by cues from other senses, explaining more precisely how we interpret what we hear at a particular moment, according to a report.
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Zika infection causes reduced fertility, low testosterone in male mice
Zika targets the male reproductive system, at least in mice, say researchers. Three weeks after Zika infection, male mice had shrunken testicles, low levels of sex hormones and reduced fertility. The results suggest that Zika infection may interfere with men’s ability to have children.
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This new technology could prevent a leading cause of death
Sepsis can kill a person in two days. Normal methods of detecting sepsis take at least that long. But researchers have found a new way to significantly reduce that detection time, giving medical professionals more time to treat the patient.
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Weakness is good when controlling light
Researchers have demonstrated a way to control light with light using one third — in some cases, even less — of the energy typically required. The advancement, coupled with other developments, could lead to more powerful, energy-efficient computer chips.
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Targeting the host to get rid of unwanted guests
A new approach has been developed to combat diseases caused by herpesvirus infections, including everything from cold sores to cancer.
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New treatment leaves liver cancer cells in limbo
Scientists have shown that a mutation in a gene called Arid1b can cause liver cancer. The gene normally protects against cancer by limiting cell growth, but when mutated it allows cells to grow uncontrollably. The researchers have shown that two existing drugs can halt this growth in human cells. This…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
In communicating wildlife conservation, focus on the right message
If you want people to care about endangered species, focus on how many animals are left, not on the chances of a species becoming extinct, according to a new study.
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First Click: Microsoft is delivering on its vision of the future
Every once in a while, Microsoft updates its vision for the future with an impressive look at a world beyond beige PCs on every desk. I’ve seen many over the years, and I study them obsessively for any hints at what the company might be planning in real life. So when I sat at Microsoft’s Surface Studio…
Mises Institute
Blame Government, Not Markets for Monopoly
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssCorporate WelfareMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical TheoryBlame Government, Not Markets for Monopoly 0 Views When Time-Warner announced it planned to merge with another major communications firm, many feared the new company would exercise near-total monopoly…
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Sensors monitor Sweden’s bridges – and even enable them to tweet
Bridge collapses are rare, but there have been enough of them to raise concerns in some parts of the world that their condition is not sufficiently monitored. In Sweden however, researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology are taking a hi-tech approach to the country’s aging infrastructure, with…
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Researchers create technology to detect bad bots in social media
When you check your Twitter feed, do you assume there is a real person behind each Tweet that is posted or shared? After all, there is a name and a photo, so it must be a real person behind the words, right?
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Researcher sequences the genome of a little-known bacterium abundant in US prairie soils
A New Zealand scientist has sequenced the genome of a little-known bacterium abundant in the soils of the great prairie lands of the United States but almost entirely missing in the agricultural soils that replaced them.
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Researchers find protein target to knock out herpesvirus RNA transport
A new approach has been developed to combat diseases caused by herpesvirus infections, including everything from cold sores to cancer.
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Adapting to climate change – a major challenge for forests
Climate change is happening so quickly that a question mark hangs over whether forests can adapt accordingly without human interference and can continue to perform their various functions such as timber production, protection against natural hazards and providing a recreational space for the public….
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
From dinosaurs to crime scenes – how our new footprint software can bring the past to life
A fossil footprint is one of the most evocative insights into the past. It can tell you not only about presence, but also about the biomechanics of the track-maker. We have studied ancient footprints from around the world for more than a decade – and perhaps most notably we were part of the team that…
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The best Microsoft Lumia 950 deals in November 2016
Deal fans, it’s officially November, which is a great time to look out for an early Black Friday deal on a Microsoft Lumia 950.The Microsoft Lumia 950 – a littler, more compact version of the all-powerful Lumia 950 XL, where only a slightly slower processor points to the difference between these two…
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The best Microsoft Lumia 950 XL deals in November 2016
Savvy bargain fans out there, you’ve waited long enough, November and Black Friday month are finally here. time to grab yourself that mobile phone deal you’ve been waiting for.Microsoft’s finally brought out a top of the range smartphone in 2015, and while we’re deep into 2016 now, this is the phone…
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Tag Heuer’s $9,900 smartwatch makes these alternatives seem like bargains
Last year, Tag Heuer brought luxury to the Android Wear game with its £1,100 / $1,500 / AU$2,000 connected smartwatch. Now, the Swiss watchmaker is back with a rose gold version of the same watch which costs an incredible $9,900 (around £8,100 or AU$12,900).Inside, it seems that the watch is basically…
WIRED
Vibrant New Brain Scans Reveal What Makes You You
Scientists can now trace neural pathways with astonishing precision, turning them into a kaleidoscopic portrait of your mind. The post Vibrant New Brain Scans Reveal What Makes You You appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Hey Silicon Valley, John Kerry Wants You to Help Save the World
An interview with US Secretary of State John Kerry about how Silicon Valley and Washington can work together to solve the problems of the future. The post Hey Silicon Valley, John Kerry Wants You to Help Save the World appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The 9 Netflix Additions You Won’t Want to Miss This Month
Another month, another batch of classics, originals, and documentaries to mainline. The post The 9 Netflix Additions You Won’t Want to Miss This Month appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
How to Keep Buildings From Killing Hundreds of Millions of Birds a Year
Using technology to stop birds from flying into buildings The post How to Keep Buildings From Killing Hundreds of Millions of Birds a Year appeared first on WIRED.
VentureBeat
YouTube strikes ‘landmark’ music licensing deal in Germany after more than 7 years of blocked videos
YouTube has struck a “landmark” deal with music rights organization GEMA (“Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte”) in Germany, following a dispute that lasted more than seven years. To recap, many music videos for artists on major labels — in addition to…
VentureBeat
linked2pay Adds ‘Pay by Text’ to Bank Centric Payments
PRESS RELEASE: Now banks and their payment solution resellers can offer card and ACH ‘Pay by Text’ within the full array of payment options, all via a bank integrated technology platform #BankCentricPayments OXNARD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 1, 2016– …
VentureBeat
The New York Times taps Samsung to launch immersive 360-degree video journalism project
The New York Times is teaming up with Samsung to launch a new immersive 360-degree video journalism project. Launching on the web; The New York Times‘ mobile apps; and through Samsung’s own virtual reality (VR) content service, Samsung VR; The Daily 360 promises “at least” one 360-degree video every…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
trophy lamps by patrick rampelotto at design week turkey
trophies are dismantled and then reassembled into explosive and striking shapes. The post trophy lamps by patrick rampelotto at design week turkey appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
How-To Geek
Your Camera’s Most Important Settings: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Explained
Getting a nice camera is just the first step in taking great photos—you also have to learn how to use it. Shooting on auto will only take you so far. Shutter speed, aperture, and ISO may sound like intimidating photographer terms, but they’re quite simple—and crucial to getting great photos.Click Here…
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Science? In the Elections?
Scientific American rates the presidential candidates on 20 science questions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
TechCrunch
Spinlist, a new playlist app from Hipstamatic co-founder, challenges music streaming silos
 Music streaming continues to grow as a proportion of our recorded music consumption, with 47% of all recorded music revenues coming from streamed services in the U.S. in the first half of 2016, according to the RIAA. And in the wake of that wave of usage, we’re seeing the emergence of new startups trying…
Lifehacker
The Daily Mixer Lets You Read the News Before You Know the Source
If you only read the same few sites with a similar slant, you can find yourself in a political echo chamber. To combat this, The Daily Mixer shows you stories from a variety of news outlets, but won’t show you where they came from until you read them.http://lifehacker.com/how-sites-like…The site takes…
Coolest Gadgets
Skybuds wireless earbuds debuts in Best Buy
Remember the Skybuds that we talked about earlier this year during summer? Well, it looks like this pair of wireless earbuds is now available, ready to rock and roll over at Best Buy nationwide. The Skybuds are special, in the sense that these are touted truly let you live the untethered life, where…
Lifehacker
Google Play’s New Spam Filters Target Fake Reviews and Paid Installs
As long as there’s money to be made in apps, there will be companies trying to inflate an app’s rating by faking statistics. Now, Google’s taking aim at developers who try to artificially push their app up in the Play Store rankings.Read more…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
INKAS bulletproof hudson APC is a toyota land cruiser with a turret
designed for SWAT teams, the hudson APC is configured to securely and comfortably hold 8 passengers and 1 turret operator. The post INKAS bulletproof hudson APC is a toyota land cruiser with a turret appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Macworld
Yes, if you delete your photos from iCloud Photo Library, they’re deleted everywhere
Apple must not have explained iCloud Photo Library well to people, or folks just can’t conceptualize how it works. Our most frequently asked question in recent months, and one we’ve answered in various articles before, is usually posed like this: I am finding a lot of info about photo sharing but…
The Manual
Dynafit’s Mountopia Is Your Ticket To Adventure
Dynafit’s Mountopia Program is your ticket to mountain adventure. What are you waiting for? The post Dynafit’s Mountopia Is Your Ticket To Adventure appeared first on The Manual.
Fast Company
Are You Crowdsourcing Or Wasting Your Time?
The line between seeking constructive advice online and procrastinating is a fine one. Here’s how to make the most of crowdsourcing. The line between seeking constructive advice online and procrastinating is a fine one. Here’s how to make the most of crowdsourcing.A few years ago…
Fast Company
Free Shipping Is A Lie
Free shipping is a top priority for online shoppers, but many merchants are struggling to keep up with the costs. Free shipping is a top priority for online shoppers, but many merchants are struggling to keep up with the costs.When shopping online, you tend to run into the lie…
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Chrome on Windows 10: Google gains 15 percent speed boost using Microsoft tech
Google says it’s used Microsoft’s PGO technology to make its Chrome browser load pages faster on Windows.
RT – Daily news
Libya on brink of economic collapse – World Bank
The Libyan economy is facing collapse as the civil war is disrupting the country’s main source of income oil production, warns the World Bank. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Kenya arrests ‘fake’ army recruits
Dozens held after turning up at barracks with “fraudulently acquired” recruitment letters.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Driverless shuttlebus undergoes trial in South Perth
No longer science fiction, Australia’s first fully driverless, electric shuttlebus—the RAC Intellibus—has begun trials along the South Perth foreshore.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Understanding E. coli mobility in humans may help control outbreaks
Understanding how E. coli bacteria behave once inside a human host could be the key to fighting an outbreak, and potentially saving lives. This is the premise behind a new paper co-authored by Ryerson University MSc student Jee In Kim, and PhD student Tracy Lackraj in the Molecular Science Program.  The…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Technological, regulatory, economic, and environmental underpinnings of microgrids
Microgrids are spreading globally, driven by technological, regulatory, economic, and environmental factors. Siemens helps build and get the best from these modern energy systems.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Saudi minister hails ‘bold’ fund deal with Japan’s SoftBank
The Saudi energy minister said Tuesday that a multi-billion-dollar technology investment fund the kingdom is developing in partnership with Japan’s SoftBank showed its determination to diversify its economy.
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Apple Music could get a lot cheaper
At $9.99/£9.99/AU$11.99 each month we wouldn’t exactly call Apple Music expensive, given that it provides unlimited access to millions of songs. But it could be getting significantly cheaper, with a price drop of up to 20% possibly in the works.That’s according to Digital Music News, which claims to…
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Get the best Black Friday deals in your browser with Pricehawk from TechRadar
Finding the best deals on Black Friday is no mean feat. With online retailers engaged in a fierce price-slashing competition and new offers appearing all day, how can you be sure you’re getting the cheapest offer right now? That’s where Pricehawk – a Google Chrome extension from the creators of TechRadar…
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Apple’s new MacBook Pro is getting a power boost and price cut next year
If the price of Apple’s new MacBook Pros made your eyes water and your wallet cringe when the refreshed range was revealed last week, you certainly weren’t alone. But fortunately, there’s some heartening news on the cost front courtesy of the rumor mill, which insists that price cuts are planned for…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
China opens former secret nuclear plant as ‘world’s largest man-made cave’
China is now inviting international tourists into a secret underground nuclear plant for the first time ever. Billed it as ‘the world’s largest man-made cave,’ the former 816 Nuclear Military Plant in the suburban Chongqing district has been remade into a tourist attraction, where visitors descend far…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Add a splash of ‘living paint’ to your walls with Nanoleaf’s new LED light panels
leds, led light, nanoleaf, nanoleaf aurora, led light art, light art, led art, lighting design, green lighting, energy efficient lighting modular smart light that lets you personalize any space, with custom animations, shapes and voice control.
Reason.com Full Feed
Gun Control is Tax-Subsidized Marketing for Illegal Submachine Guns: New at Reason
Ban a gun and people will find a way to manufacture it. J.D. Tuccille writes: Unsurprisingly, Brazil has a thriving market for Sten guns and the like made in car repair shops because it has a severely constrained legal market for firearms. Brazilians have to jump through hoops to get government…
Shut Up And Take My Money
Extendable Self Selfie Stick Handheld Monopod Holder with Bluetooth Camera Shutter Remote Controller for iPhone & Smartphone
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Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Forming star system spits out a third star, validating theoretical models
Two of the telescopes comprising ALMA (the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) in Chile. (credit: Iztok Bončina/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)) If you look at one of the points of light in the night sky, chances are good it’s not a star—it’s likely two or more stars, so close together they look…
Newswise: SciNews
New Discovery Could Help Oral Medicines Work Better
A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and The Dow Chemical Company have discovered a new method for customizing ingredients that help oral medications dissolve in the body and be absorbed into the bloodstream. The materials discovered in this study could allow life-saving drugs to work…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
HWKN converts a paint factory into Upenn’s new state-of-the-art innovation hub
This recently completed state-of-the-art entrepreneurship and research center is a central innovation hub at the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. New York-based studio Hollwich Kushner redesigned an old paint factory into a bold angular building that references the rawness of the former…
TechCrunch
Pokémon Go gets a big revenue boost from its special Halloween event
 Pokémon Go had its first special in-game event this Halloween, and the results are promising for people hoping Niantic will run more in the future: Revenue was up 2.3 times from the week before, according to app analytics firm SensorTower, and daily revenue on October 29, in the middle of the event,…
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Publisher pulls 58 articles by Iranian scientists over authorship manipulation
Cull of papers follows similar discoveries in 2015.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20916
RT – Daily news
Robot tractors & sheep-herding drones: Britain’s futuristic new farm workers
Artificial intelligence (AI) systems known as ‘robo farmers’ could soon grow crops and tend livestock around Britain while their human controllers need never set foot in a field again, researchers say. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sonos speakers can now be controlled through Spotify
While Sonos makes some decent speakers, many feel that its apps are lacklustre at best. If you fall into this camp, you’ll be pleased to hear that Sonos hardware is now starting to play nice with Spotify Connect. If you sign up for the Sonos public b…
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Why Humanoid Robots Are Invading Our Movies and TV
“Even Camilla had enjoyed masquerades, of the safe sort where the mask may be dropped at that critical moment it presumes itself as reality.”So begins The Recognitions by William Gaddis, the doorstopper novel which arrived—unbidden, unloved—on the doorstep of the mid-twentieth century. Just in time to…
TechCrunch
UK commits £1.9B to National Cyber Security Strategy, working with Microsoft and more
 The recent rush of allegations against countries like Russia and China and their possible roles in cyber attacks on countries like the U.S. have prompted a big move from the UK: the government said today that it plans to invest £1.9 billion ($2.3 billion) over the next five years in a new cyber defence…
RT – Daily news
Zika causes testicles to shrink & infertility in mice, alarming sign for humans – study
The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus that is responsible for some irreversible birth defects in babies could also be harmful to male fertility, a new study suggests. Infected mice had shrunken testicles and lower levels of testosterone. Read Full Article at RT.com
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mathematical analysis offers clues on timing of flu outbreaks
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of California and Stanford University has found that applying “empirical dynamic modeling” techniques to heat and humidity readings over a period of several years revealed some of the factors that cause flu outbreaks to occur. In their paper published…
The Awesomer
LightMode S Helmet Kits
Price: $112+  | Pledge | LinkLightMode’s new and improved electroluminescent helmet lighting kit now has a more aerodynamic, water-resistant, detachable and USB-charged control unit. The kit has everything you need to decorate your helmet (and many other objects). More…
Lifehacker
The Most Budget-Friendly Cities for Holiday Travel from the U.S.
Most of us get at least a few days off during the holidays, so it can be a good time to squeeze in some travel. If you’re looking for an affordable place to visit, check out Kayak’s list of budget-friendly cities for holiday travel.Kayak crunched millions of flight and hotel searches in their database…
Popular Mechanics
Brain cells from skin cells: Nikon Small World 2016
Pictured is the third place winner of the Nikon Small World 2016 competition. The photograph shows a culture of neurons. The post Brain cells from skin cells: Nikon Small World 2016 appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Reason.com Full Feed
NYU Professor Criticized Trigger Warnings. Now He’s on Leave for the Semester.
New York University liberal studies professor Michael Rectenwald is on paid leave for the rest of the semester, and his vociferous criticisms of trigger warnings and far-left social justice activism may have something to do with it. Back in September, Rectenwald created a Twitter account—Deplorable…
9to5Mac
Comment: Does Apple have a plan for an external keyboard with the Touch Bar?
One of the comments people have been making about the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro is that it will be irrelevant to those professionals who mostly use their Mac at their desk with an external monitor and keyboard. Unless Apple can offer an external keyboard with a Touch Bar, the feature may not…
Digital Trends
LG has combined an iris scanner and a selfie cam into one tiny module
LG Innotek is working to improve iris scanning technology, making it easier for manufacturers to integrate this next-generation security feature into more smartphones. It has created two new modules, and shown them at a technology expo held in South Korea recently, where it was revealed the company had…
BBC News – World
Iraqi troops face resistance in Mosul
Iraqi troops face stiff resistance from so-called Islamic State as they enter Mosul for the first time.
SpaceNews.com
Eutelsat recommits to Africa broadband without Facebook, and to 2-year revenue turnaround
PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Eutelsat on Oct. 27 reassured a nervous stock market, reconfirming its revenue and profit forecast — a loss this year, stability next year and then a return to growth — and showing concrete results from its design-to-cost strategy. Nearly six months after delivering…
SlashGear
G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD USB-C aims at MacBook Pro users
G-Technology is a premium storage brand owned by Western Digital and it has unveiled a new product called the G-Drive slim SSD USB-C. This drive brings faster data speeds and USB connectivity that will be perfect for users of the new MacBook Pro notebook with the USB-C port. The external SSD is offered…
Gadget Review
Scout Alarm Home Security Review
Scout Alarm Home Security Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The Scout Alarm home security system is just one in a slew of new smartphone-centric personal security devices, manufactured by a rising category of companies designed to overtake an industry that has been dominated by giants…
WIRED
Anonymous Speech Is More Important Than Ever. TED Proves It
The ability of Americans to anonymously advocate ideas they care about is under attack at the state and federal level. The post Anonymous Speech Is More Important Than Ever. TED Proves It appeared first on WIRED.
Dezeen
Job of the day: transport/infrastructure architects at Grimshaw
Our job of the day from Dezeen Jobs is for transport/infrastructure architects at Grimshaw’s studio in Sydney, which unveiled designs for a high-rise school earlier this year (pictured). Read more stories on Grimshaw, or browse more architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
TechCrunch
BlackBerry teaming up with Ford for broader use of QNX in connected cars
 BlackBerry’s QNX division is one of the Canadian company’s rare bright spots: The software maker’s operating system is a key ingredient in the infotainment offerings of a large number of automakers (BlackBerry says it’s currently running in over 60 million vehicles), and it’s now going to become even…
Mashable
Election got you down? You can’t go wrong voting the ‘Sausage Party’
LOS ANGELES — In 20 years of drawing a paycheck as a journalist, never once has a press release crossed this desk that merited publishing word-for-word. Until now.  SEE ALSO: ‘Sausage Party’ was much smarter than we expected From our friends at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: That is five glorious…
How-To Geek
How to Create an NFC Tag That Connects Any Android Phone to a Wi-Fi Network
NFC is one of those tools that is great to have, but so ridiculously underused by the majority of Android users. While it can be used for advanced automation of things on your Android phone, it can also be used for equally as simplistic stuff: like easily sharing your home Wi-Fi data with friends.Click…
TechCrunch
A rolling, connected tape measure
 If you’re designing a piece of hardware to help design hardware, it certainly helps to have a few prominent projects under your belt. The team behind InstruMMents is responsible for a few, including, perhaps most notably, the Misfit Shine, the modular activity tracker that seemingly came out of nowhere…
TechCrunch
Kickstarter launches a livestreaming feature
 It was just a matter of time, really. Facebook, Twitter and their ilk have been pushing live streaming in a big way of late, and certainly that brand of interactivity makes sense in the context of a service like Twitter. While it’s not technically a social network in the purest sense, Kickstarter could…
TechCrunch
Marc Andreessen joins board of Dialpad, the desk phone killer
 Silicon Valley’s most talkative investor will bring his enterprise experience and connections to the makers of UberConference. Office cloud communications startup Dialpad today announced that Marc Andreessen is joining its board of directors. “The company’s hit its stride” Andreessen tells TechCrunch….
Scientific American Content: Global
The “Last Starfighter” Model for Citizen Science
Like the hero of the 1984 space opera, ordinary folks sometimes have extraordinary gifts that can be put to use—in this case, in service of discovery  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Gadget Flow
FiveJoy Compact Military Folding Shovel
FiveJoy Backcountry Shovel is a unique and a must-have survival tool. It’s multi-functional and includes a shovel, hoe, axe, hammer, saw, knife, wire cutter, bottle opener, fire-starter magnesium, whistle, and paracord. With its unique lock structure, the shovel head can adjust to 180° angle (shovel),…
The Gadget Flow
The Aspect – Reinventing the Grow Light for Interior Design
The Aspect is the first LED grow light developed specifically for interior design, allowing you to grow whatever plant you want wherever you want while aesthetically enhancing any space. The energy-efficient design will allow you to save hundreds on electricity and maintenance over other technologies….
The Gadget Flow
DARK MATTER Collection by SIMONE CHAP
With designs focused on pret-a-porter with couture elements, and using the best Italian fabrics and materials, Simone mixes the old-fashioned Italian couture techniques with a post-avantgarde aesthetic and modern technologies, to create wearable contemporary art pieces. Their fabrics are sourced in Italian…
The Gadget Flow
SeaSack – A Beach Chair Backpack
SeaSack is a beach bag/backpack that makes lugging and storing awkward, sandy beach gear quick, clean and painless. Thanks to the amazing people at Soles4Souls, for every SeaSack they sell, a brand-new pair of shoes is shipped to someone in need, around the globe. SeaSack has been created to help people…
The Gadget Flow
Limited Edition Single-Handed 24 Hours Watch
Switch those 12-hour wristwatches and go for something new like this Limited Edition Single-Handed 24 Hours Watch. Coming from a UK based brand, this 24-hour watch is a single-handed watch that comes as an individually numbered limited edition of 500 pieces. The case has been made out of hard steel that complements…
The Gadget Flow
Crosley C10 Turntable – Moore & Giles Limited Edition
The Crosley C10 turntable Moore & Giles designed for the limited edition Commonwealth collection are the manifestation of the high-quality product and innovative thinking that have enabled these two historic companies to thrive for decades. Each plinth is inlaid with a piece of leather, either a…
The Gadget Flow
Seagate 512GB SSD drive for Xbox One
Slow-loading screens are for newbs. Built for elite gamers, the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox SSD uses flash storage to help you decimate game load times and get into the action quicker. Designed exclusively for Xbox, it lets you store the hottest titles in one thin and ultra-portable drive. Sprint past…
The Gadget Flow
KEF LS50 Wireless Speakers
Achieve professional quality sound right at home with the KEF LS50 Wireless Speakers. Producing ultra clear yet rich and layered audio, these speakers will truly blow you away. Pairing state-of-the-art technology with expertly crafted acoustic design, the LS50 Wireless Speakers are able to eliminate…
The Gadget Flow
Thunder-C – One Cable Connect Your iPhone to Everything!
Thunder-C Lightning cable is the world’s 1st single hand-switch hybrid cable which integrates USB-A with USB-C into one. While all of the new MacBooks use USB-C, this handy & considerable product combines all wired iPhone connectivity which ensures your iPhone to be always fully charged! Compatible…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Future MacBooks Said to Adopt Brighter OLED Displays That Consume Less Battery Life
Apple is looking to use OLED displays rather than current LCD technology for its future MacBook series, according to Korean website ETNews. The report, citing unnamed sources, said Apple is currently looking into ways of using OLED displays for MacBooks and testing their performance. It does not provide…
SlashGear
InstruMMents creates a better tape measure with 01
If you have ever had the need to measure something, you had to resort to using a tape measure or ruler. Those are the same tools that people have been using to take measurements since 1860 when the tape measure was first invented. A company called InstruMMents, founded by the folks who created the Misfit…
The Verge – All Posts
The first Google Tango phone delivers true augmented reality gaming
If it weren’t for Pokémon Go, augmented reality might have stayed another forlorn futurist technology the public paid little attention to. Instead, the AR mobile game from developer Niantic Labs, a former Google subsidiary, catapulted the technology to hundreds of millions of smartphone owners around…
The Verge – All Posts
Master & Dynamic’s smaller headphones now come in a wireless version
Master & Dynamic is a relatively new brand in the audio world, but it has built up a name around its stylish line of headphones that combine premium materials with a signature design. Today, the company is expanding its range with the MW50, a wireless version of its original MH30 on-ear headphones….
Deals
Razer’s Quietest Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Is Back On Sale
Razer’s BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth gives you that mechanical keyboard feel without the loud mechanical clicking, and includes all the features a gamer could want, including programmable keys, a 3.5mm headset jack, 10 key rollover, and customizable (though not RGB) backlighting. Amazon’s marked the keyboard…
Mashable
3 ways your brain tricks you into using the wrong credit cards (and how to stop it)
Keeping the wrong credit card at the top of your wallet is like being in a bad relationship: You’re stuck giving more than you get, making the most of the terrible terms and defending your choices to your family and friends. But it can be hard to make a change, even when your card’s a flop. “We’re all…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Beautiful prefab box is a modern light-filled extension to a historic barn
Constructed from cross-laminated timber, the modern extension is punctuated by large windows that let in natural light and frame views of the garden. A bay window on the existing barn was removed and replaced with a short, all-glazed link that connects the historic building with the modern extension…
Lifehacker
“Buffer Foods” Help Curb Cravings and Keep Your Diet on Track
When you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve probably thought “I’ve been good this week, so I deserve this triple chocolate peanut butter brownie.” Instead of indulging, consider these “buffer foods” that feel like treats to quiet your inner saboteur.Read more…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Italy quake made ground move 70cm: scientists
Areas hit by Italy’s 6.5-magnitude quake displaced the ground by up to 70 centimetres (27.5 inches), Italian scientists reported on Tuesday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Strange behavior in the crowded cellular environment
A group of researchers from RIKEN and Michigan State University have used the powerful K computer to show how molecules move within the extremely crowded interior of a bacterial cell.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Germany: Clock ticking for Facebook to act over hate speech
Facebook and Twitter have months to improve their response to online hate speech in Germany or face legal measures, the country’s justice minister said Tuesday.
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
iFixit Tears Down Battery, Improved Keyboard, and Removable SSD of MacBook Pro Without Touch Bar
iFixit has published a teardown of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, which the site calls the “Escape Edition” because of its adherence to the traditional row of function keys, along with a tangible Escape key. In the teardown, iFixit delves deeper into the MacBook Pro, uncovering a battery…
The Next Web
Samsung will tempt potential Galaxy S8 buyers with a killer edge-to-edge OLED display
Following the recent exploding Note 7 debacle, Samsung is in dire need to make its next flagship smartphone count – and it seems it’s starting by building a better screen. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 might sport a new and improved edge-to-edge OLED display with an over 90 percent screen-to-body ratio,…
TechCrunch
LinkedIn plots a place on the economic graph, launches Salary to chart what we earn
 LinkedIn — the professionally-oriented social networking platform that’s being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion — has made a big play to build what it refers to as “the economic graph”: A place that can combine your profile with its own analytics and data trove to chart the bigger picture between…
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US Drone Pilots May Be ‘Illegally’ Acquiring Targets From UK Bases
Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, is widely known to be the heart of the United States’ overseas drone operations, from where more than 100 drone flights per day—mostly in the Middle East—are controlled. Notions of this base’s overworked drone pilots, sitting in stuffy trailers monitoring and killing targets…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Reusable Zip Bags
Keep your food fresh without harming the environment by storing it inside these reusable zip bags. Available in two distinct sizes – a lunch size and smaller snack size – each five pack of FDA-grade PEVA material bags features a leak-proof double lock closure. Check it out $19.97
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Dandelion Paperweights
Brighten up your office space with a little natural beauty with one of these dandelion paperweights. Each lovely paperweight features a real dandelion encased in a clear exterior with a rounded top and a flat back, so you can lay it down on any flat surface. Check it out $35.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Punderdome Card Game
If you like Cards Against Humanity and clever wordplay, you’ll go nuts for the Punderdome card game. After drawing 2 prompt cards like “colors” and “minor injuries”, players will have 90 seconds to come up with as many dad-joke worthy puns as possible. Check it out $13.13
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Tea-Rex Mug
Get mornings started with a little wordplay humor by sipping your drink from this tea-rex mug. This kiln fired 16 ounce clay mug comes in a bright green hue displaying a thirsty T-Rex holding a cup of tea in his adorable tiny arms. Check it out $16.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Gemstone Countertops
Granite is old news – gemstone countertops are the new ‘it’ building material! Crafted by the Scottsdale Design Center, these gemstone countertops feature a non-porous surface that makes them easy to clean and available in lavish choices like amethyst. Check it out
Techbargains.com
AUTO-VOX P1 600A Peak 18000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter $85.99
AUTO-VOX P1 600A Peak 18000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter $85.99
Architizer
Young Architect Guide: 17 Essential Apps for Architects
Technology forms an integral part of the fifth annual A+Awards, the world’s largest awards program for architecture and building products. Submit your innovative digital tools and apps for global recognition, and act fast: the early entry deadline is November 4! Click here to find out how to…
Ars Technica
UK government vows to sink $2.3 billion into new cybersecurity plan
Enlarge (credit: Defence Images) The UK government has promised to spend nearly £2 billion over the next five years to try to tackle the growing problem of cyber attacks in the country. Recent research suggested that Britain is particularly susceptible to data breaches involving compromised employee…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Sourdough meets science, and you can help
Could your sourdough starter be the best? And can science help explain why? Project invites bakers and bread lovers to join in the quest to learn more about an ancient tradition
RT – Daily news
Russian battle group reaches Mediterranean after ‘causing stir’ in the West (VIDEO)
A Russian naval group, headed by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the battle cruiser Peter the Great, has made its way into the Mediterranean, causing quite a stir in the West, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Read Full Article at RT.com
WIRED
What It Would Take to Move 650 Million People into the US in One Week
Donald Trump stated that we could get 650 million immigrants into the US in just a week. Is this realistic? The post What It Would Take to Move 650 Million People into the US in One Week appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Clever Pen on a Mission to Finally Kill the Tape Measure
The InstruMMent 01 looks like a pen and works like a tape measure. The post The Clever Pen on a Mission to Finally Kill the Tape Measure appeared first on WIRED.
Architectural Record
Tangential Dreams at Burning Man 2016
Among the dozens of temporary installations erected at this summer’s weeklong Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, Tangential Dreams—an undulant timber tower designed by French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani—was a celebration of mathematics, teamwork, and free spirit.
Architectural Record
Bridge for Laboratory Sciences at Vassar College
Bridging disciplines—literally and figuratively—has become a concern du jour for colleges and universities as multidisciplinary collaborations continue to proliferate.
Architectural Record
November 2016 Product Briefs: Lighting
New products from Organic Lighting Systems, Plumen, Progress Lighting, Lumenpulse, Lighting Science, Griven, Philips, Foreverlamp, Boyd Lighting, and Lutron.
Architectural Record
National Museum of African American History and Culture
The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) on September 24 was a long time coming.
Architectural Record
Firm to Watch: Emergent Vernacular Architecture
Last month, Hurricane Matthew tore through Haiti with 145-mile-per-hour winds, causing complete devastation along the Caribbean country’s southwestern coast.
Architectural Record
The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life
Planner and developer Jonathan F. P. Rose’s title for his new book, The Well-Tempered City, alludes to Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier.
Architectural Record
Newsmaker: Vishaan Chakrabarti on the Future of Penn Station
Ever since McKim, Mead & White’s stately Penn Station was demolished in 1964 and replaced by Charles Luckman’s ultrabanal one, which included a doughnut-shaped Madison Square Garden and dreary office buildings, its users have suffered.
Architectural Record
2016 London Design Festival
For nine days in September, when the London Design Festival’s distinctive red signage appears at scores of event locations, the remarkable breadth of the U.K.’s design industry is made visible.
Architectural Record
The Port House by Zaha Hadid Architects
One of the first completed projects from Zaha Hadid’s office since her untimely death, at 65 in March this year, the new Port House on the sprawling docks of Antwerp, Belgium, is a bravura, if distinctly eccentric work.
Architectural Record
Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center at Columbia University Medical Center
Approaching the new Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center from the jumble of hulking facilities in Upper Manhattan that make up the Columbia University Medical Center, the first thing that comes into view is the tower’s attention-grabbing south elevation.
Architectural Record
Sustainable Campus Development
Over the last 15 to 20 years, the combined energies of students, faculty, and administrators have broadened the focus on sustainability at U.S. colleges and universities to encompass a wide spectrum of concerns.
Architectural Record
Virtual Reality and Architecture
Virtual reality, or VR, has had many lives.
The Next Web
Twitter launches Highlights for iOS to bring order to your chaotic timeline
One of my favorite Twitter features is ‘While You Were Away’, a small block in your timeline that shows the best tweets you’ve missed while you were logged off. Because I’m based in Amsterdam, it offers a great look back at all tweets sent throughout the US daytime. About a year ago, the company extended…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Why Italian earthquakes could pile up in a ‘domino effect’
Related: Dozens killed by powerful earthquake in picturesque rural region of central Italy Via Reuters Images via Wikimedia Commons and
Mashable
This startup wants to deliver affordable contact lenses straight to your door
By now it’s a familiar narrative in startup circles: you can make millions by disrupting industries where exorbitant markups are the standard.  Usually though, a company doesn’t try to attempt to change an industry responsible for manufacturing something that you put on top of your eyeballHubble is…
Mashable
Samantha Bee interviews President Obama and yes, it was pretty perfect
“I’m dressed up as what happens when young people vote,” President Obama told Samantha Bee on Halloween’s episode of Full Frontal. “I want to let first time voters know why it is so important to vote,” the President said. “This is probably the most important election of our lifetimes.” SEE ALSO:…
Gear Patrol
For $10, Get 3D Immersive Audio for the Headphones You Already Own
Listen to music, watch movies and play video games in a whole new sound. …Read More »
Gizmodo
Saturn Looks Magnificent From Above
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has given us some incredible images of Saturn, and its latest gift is no exception. Taken from above, the black-and-white photo makes the Ringed Planet look like a peaceful orb enclosed by its belted friends.Read more…
Curbed National
Inventive company makes new buildings out of demolished ones
StoneCycling turns demolition rubble into new construction materials and furniture pieces The U.S. produces some 500 million tons of demolition debris each year—much of it destined for the landfill. But a clever European company could help turn the tide of tear-down trash. The Amsterdam-based StoneCycling…
CNET News.com
With 3D printers and nanofingers, HP Labs builds a new future – CNET
HP’s research division is trying to figure how to marry the computing technology with the physical world. The work can get a bit sci-fi.
CNET News.com
Twitter is excited for Christmas — on November 1 – CNET
Social Cues: Nobody cares about Thanksgiving apparently. Also on social media, Philadelphia’s commuters must suddenly find new ways to get to work.
CNET News.com
This Comcast exec turns accessible tech into something for all – CNET
Tom Wlodkowski has sculpted tech for people with disabilities for 25 years. A lifetime of experience being blind didn’t hurt, except for the times he fell off his bike.
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Samsung pours $1 billion into boosting chip production in US – CNET
The electronics titan wants to increase capacity at its Austin, Texas facilities.
Mashable
You can finally buy Lenovo’s 3D-sensing Project Tango Phone
Google is finally realizing its vision for 3D-sensing smartphones.  Lenovo’s Phab2 Pro, the first smartphone to be equipped with Google’s Project Tango technology, is now on sale. The phone’s unique combination of cameras and sensors allow it to take advantage of augmented reality applications that…
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Touch Bar reportedly made by Samsung, as Apple tests OLED for main MacBook screens
A report from Korea’s ETNews says that the OLED Touch Bar panel in the new MacBook Pro was made by Samsung, and that Apple is currently testing OLED panels suitable for use in MacBooks. According to an industry , Apple installed Samsung Display’s OLED panel for touch screen bar for its new MacBook…
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Clinton’s Final Test, Paul Ryan Votes Trump, Iraqi Forces Approach Mosul: A.M. Links
Hillary Clinton’s final test. Paul Ryan says he’s voted “for our nominee.” U.S. futures dip ahead of the next meeting of the Federal Reserve. A woman in North Dakota accused of shooting at officers during the pipeline protests is charged with attempted murder. Iraqi forces approach Mosul. Two…
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Alienware crams VR-ready graphics into a 13-inch laptop with an OLED display
So you want a VR-capable gaming notebook, but you also want a nicely portable device? Then Alienware’s new 13-inch laptop kitted out with Pascal graphics – and an optional OLED screen – is going to be of interest.The first VR-ready notebook ever to be made at this size, the Alienware 13 starts at $1,199…
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Pre-Black Friday deals: TV, games, soundbars, cameras and more
As Black Friday edges that little bit closer, some retailers are starting to  we’re starting to see a few retailers unleash some super cheap deals already. Not that’s we’re complaining!So every day, our team of Deal Hunters will scour the net to find any standout tech, gadget and gaming deals. So keep…
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These adorable Ghostbuster costumes make the future of fandom look incredible
The best thing about post-Halloween Twitter this year is the wealth of Ghostbusters costumes. And the best thing about these costumes: they’re being worn by girls! Girls, specifically, who are having the times of their lives idolizing hilarious, complex, professional women who are good at their jobs…
Digital Trends
Cozymeal offers cooking classes in the privacy of your own home (or the chef’s)
“I’m something of a chicken theorist,” chef Ben Davison tells me as he gets a bird, rubbed with his secret blend of spices, ready for the oven. He leaves the wings untrussed, so they’ll be crispier. I’m standing in his kitchen thanks to Cozymeal, getting a one-on-one cooking lesson from a chef who’s…
Lifehacker
Give Bagged Potato Chips a Fancy Upgrade With This Classic Pasta Topping
You’ve most likely enjoyed cacio e pepe (meaning “cheese and pepper”) on spaghetti, but the super simple and tasty pasta topping can be used on almost anything, including plain ol’ potato chips.http://skillet.lifehacker.com/give-homemade-…This is one of those snacks that’s much greater than the sum of…
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Bear Pillow
Made by the same people who brought you Bear Mattress comes Bear Pillow — and it’s also just as cool, literally. The pillow boasts Loft-X hybrid foam that contours your neck and head to support your spine through a variety of sleeping positions whether you prefer to nod off on your stomach, side, or back….
BBC News – World
Venezuelan government frees five opposition politicians
The Venezuelan government frees five opposition politicians a day after talks with the opposition.
Science | Smithsonian
Robot Shellfish May Tell Us About Climate Change’s Impact On Marine Species
Climate scientists at Northeastern University have developed “robomussels” with sensors to track temperatures in mussel beds
TechCrunch
Sony’s profit down 86% but its costly mobile business has been shored up
 Sony’s profit dropped 86 percent year-on-year as the strong performance of the Japanese Yen, fallout from the Kumamoto earthquake and company restructuring weighed on its Q2 2016 earnings. Read More
Mashable
5 ways to avoid Black Friday tricks
There’s a lot to love about the holiday season. You may get time off work to spend with family and friends, and a spirit of giving permeates the air. But it’s also important to avoid some accompanying pitfalls. For example, be careful not to overspend, wander unwittingly under mistletoe or wear that…
Popular Science
How NASA Found The Lost ExoMars Lander So Quickly
Space Europe’s previous failed lander went missing for over a decade These days, the HiRISE camera lets scientists sniff out evidence of a missing Mars lander before the trail goes cold. But other pieces of information—such as where a…
Popular Science
Bosch Reaxx Is The Safest Table Saw
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At least 12 killed, dozens feared trapped as blast hits oil tanker in Pakistan
At least twelve workers have been killed in a series of explosions triggered by a blaze at the Gadani shipbreaking yard in Pakistan. Some workers may reportedly be trapped inside the yard, with the fire still raging. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The first Windows 10 VR phone arrives at T-Mobile for $470
T-Mobile gave us an early glimpse at Alcatel’s Idol 4S Windows 10 phone last week, but now it’s officially launching today on the US carrier. Alcatel’s Idol 4S might sound familiar, as the company launched an Android version earlier this year, but this Windows 10-powered device has a few upgrades inside….
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This Wacky World Map Just Won Japan’s Biggest Design Award
The centuries-old Mercator projection is a notoriously inaccurate world map. For one thing, Greenland isn’t the massive land mass as shown on the map. But a new map by artist and architect Hajime Narukawa offers what’s possibly the most proportional map we’ve ever seen.Read more…
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The Best Bet in Crowd Prediction
Research improves on prediction markets — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Canadian cops spied on journalist’s phone for months
The Montreal police tapped the iPhone of a columnist writing for Canadian French-language newspaper La Presse, according to the publication itself. La Presse said it discovered 24 surveillance warrants granted by Montreal Judge Josée De Carufe…
Design Milk
Candy Brings a Fresh Approach to Seating
Jaroslav Juřica created a colorful collection that aims to bring a fresh approach to seating. The Candy Collection, for JELÍNEK Collection, is designed around the ergonomics of sitting, featuring curvy, round shapes and solid oak frames to offer a comfortable experience. Inspired by candies,…
Slashdot
UK Government Vows To Sink $2.3 Billion Into New Cybersecurity Plan
The UK government has promised to spend nearly $2.3 billion over the next five years to try to tackle the growing problem of cyber attacks in the country. An anonymous reader writes: Recent research suggested that Britain is particularly susceptible to data breaches involving compromised employee account…
Lifehacker
A One-Minute Guide to the Best Way to Dress for a Job Interview
Dressing appropriately for a job interview is a quick way to make the best impression. But it can be difficult to know exactly what you should wear, even if your interviewer gives you a clue. Here are some tips for two types of employers, old and new school.Read more…
TechCrunch
Alcatel’s new Windows phone is a T-Mobile exclusive
 Alcatel’s new Windows phone is coming exclusively to T-Mobile on November 10 here in the States, priced at $470. And the company’s cramming the package full of free stuff, including a pair of VR goggles built specifically for the device, a 45-day free trial of Hulu Plus, a 30-day trial of Microsoft’s…
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Won’t Last! Nintendo Wii U Deluxe 32GB Gaming Console $209.99
Won’t Last! Nintendo Wii U Deluxe 32GB Gaming Console $209.99
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Today’s Best Deals: Amazon Coat Sale, OLED TV, Pet-Friendly Vacuum, and More
A huge Amazon coat sale, an OLED TV you can actually afford, and a great vacuum for pet owners lead off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more…
Architecture Lab
The Commons: could co-housing offer a different kind of great Australian dream?
The demand for attractive and affordable co-housing like Melbourne’s The Commons is high in Australia, but supply and access to land is a challenge The post The Commons: could co-housing offer a different kind of great Australian dream? appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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SonicWall splits from Dell to become independent security vendor
Dell Technologies has officially spun out its software group after the EMC acquisition left a $67 billion dent in its purse.
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Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla close in on making web run as fast as native apps
Rival browser vendors move one step closer to introducing the new WebAssembly runtime to bring near native performance to the web.
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AWS public cloud is twice as big as Microsoft, Google, IBM combined
A new report into revenue for the third quarter shows what a significant lead Amazon Web Services has in the public cloud market.
Mashable
Do or die: What you need to know about World Series Game 6
The Cubs are still alive. Chicago eked out a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night, marking the first Fall Classic win at Wrigley Field in 71 years.  The series heads back to Cleveland for Games 6 and (if needed) 7. Cleveland still leads the series, 3-2,…
Curbed National
World’s largest floating solar testing ground is underway in Singapore
The $11 million project will try out 10 different solar panel systems Singapore is an island nation with 17 freshwater reservoirs. While some developers might see these vast watery expanses as a waste of good space, city officials spotted the opportunity for power generation. Soon, the country will begin…
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Closed captions, transcripts aid learning for almost all students
Most college and university students who use closed captions and transcripts on video and multimedia find them helpful as a learning tool, despite them not regularly being made available, according to new research from Oregon State University.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Short RNA molecules mapped in single cell
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have measured the absolute numbers of short, non-coding, RNA sequences in individual embryonic stem cells. The new method could improve the understanding of how our genes are regulated and different cell types develop.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Factors promoting growth of cryoconite granule formation and glacial/ice sheet melting
Cryoconite granules (see Figure 1) are dark, millimeter-sized aggregations of bacteria and algae, mineral particles and organic matter that form on the surface of glaciers. They are also known to be a significant factor responsible for the acceleration in glacial and ice sheet melting. Research on Greenland’s…
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Carbon levy could limit impact of climate change, study suggests
A decades-old tax system may offer an economical solution to the problem of catastrophic climate change, according to a new study.
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Colorado Politicians Lend Lies to Pot Prohibitionists in Arizona and California
In an interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper conceded that marijuana legalization so far has turned out better than he expected but suggested that other states should wait for more data before they follow Colorado’s example. “I urge caution,” he said a week before voters…
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Fiskers EMotion 400-mile range EV has the Tesla Model S in its sights
Legendary automotive designer Henrik Fisker teased us last month with the promise of a 400-mile range electric sports car that could potentially create stiff competition for the Tesla Model S, and now he’s released a few images to show off his creation. His new company, Fisker Inc, is aiming sky-high,…
RT – Daily news
That’s a wrap: Ancient mummies slowly ‘melting’ into black slime (PHOTOS)
Chilean researchers have appealed for help to stop the world’s oldest mummies turning into black slime. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Best Android apps 2016: download these now
The Google Play store has exploded in recent years, with a proliferation of apps that can cater to your every need. The problem is: there are just too many of them, even with Editor’s Picks, Featured and Best Selling, Top Paid and Top Free categories there to help What’s the best phone of 2016?And that’s…
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Best free Android apps of 2016: 100 you must download
You’ve got an Android device, either because you didn’t want, or couldn’t afford, an iPhone – and in years past that meant you had to live with substandard apps. Thankfully, those days are well and truly over, with reams of great little programs standing toe to toe with the best Apple’s App Store has…
Lifehacker
Whether You Have Pets Or Not, There’s a Vacuum Deal For You Today
The Hoover T-Series UH70210 is nearly identical to the $65 UH70120 that we posted yesterday, but with a pet hair brush and upholstery tool that makes is an ideal choice for pet owners. Both are still fairly light, include true HEPA filtration, and yes, even a retractable power cable.Read more…
TechCrunch
Mobile internet use passes desktop for the first time, study finds
 More users around the world are accessing the internet from mobile devices than from desktop computers for the first time, according to internet monitoring firm StatCounter. The combined traffic from mobile and tablet devices tipped the balance at 51.2 percent, vs. 48.7 percent for desktop access, marking…
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This Wacky World Map Just Won Japan’s Biggest Design Award
The centuries-old Mercator projection is a notoriously inaccurate world map. For one thing, Greenland isn’t the massive land mass as shown on the map. But a new map by artist and architect Hajime Narukawa offers what’s possibly the most proportional map we’ve ever seen.Read more…
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Woorld is a new augmented reality game from the creator of Katamari
Keita Takahashi has a new game, and it’s just as weird as you’d expect. The designer best known for the seminal PS2 ball-roller Katamari just announced his latest project, an augmented reality game called Woorld that, according to studio Funomena, is being built “for Tango technology.” Just what exactly…
MakeUseOf
Tuesday Deals: Secret Santa Edition [UK]
Well, here we are. November. Officially time to start considering Christmas plans – if you haven’t already been bombarded with Christmas Sandwiches in every local shop. It means its also time to start planning your Secret Santa gifts. If you don’t do Secret Santa in your office then these gifts can make…
MakeUseOf
5 Underrated Men’s Fashion Apps and Sites for Style Dummies
Some men can pick the best outfit effortlessly. Others struggle to match a shirt to their tie. If you’re a guy who would like to look good but doesn’t know how, let technology be your personal stylist. There are degrees to this, of course. Some just want to wear colors that match and clothes that fit…
MakeUseOf
What Is a Smart TV & 6 of the Best On The Market Today
With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s a great time to buy a new TV. Most stores will start sales soon, where you can expect to get some exciting deals on new televisions. It helps to know which TVs to look out for, so you don’t get blinded by a good price. Most televisions you look at…
MakeUseOf
How to Back Up Your Vine Videos (By Converting Them to GIFs)
With Twitter announcing the impending death of Vine, users are probably scrambling to save their content elsewhere. Twitter says that the website will be kept online, but if you’re feeling the burn of the Vine shutdown, you’re probably going to want to backup your videos. While you can download them…
MakeUseOf
Search Classic-Era GIFs Using This Nostalgic Search Engine
If you are reading this, then there’s a high chance you remember the “era” when Yahoo and Geocities were both uber cool. How things have changed. But sometimes, they stay the same. After all, GIF has made an unmistakable comeback. And the iGeneration is lapping it up. In the spirit of the nostalgia,…
MakeUseOf
Make Sure You Enable This Amazon Echo Setting ASAP
The Amazon Echo has become one of the key pieces of creating a smart home. From its ease of obtaining information to integration with dozens of other products, the Echo is getting more powerful all the time. Your Echo is pretty great out of the box, but there’s one setting disabled by default that certainly…
MakeUseOf
Google Just Outed an Unpatched Windows Vulnerability
Google has disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Windows which is currently unpatched and being actively exploited in the wild. It’s far to say Microsoft is none too happy with this situation, claiming Google’s actions “puts customers at potential risk”. Sometime in early October, Google discovered serious…
MakeUseOf
Bored at Work? 3 Audio Apps Guaranteed to Entertain You
Do you find work boring? Not just a little dull. But mind-numbingly, bang-your-head-against-a-brick-wall-to-escape boring? Don’t feel bad. We have all been bored at work at one time or another. But you don’t have to suffer in silence. Music, audiobooks, and podcasts are the perfect form of entertainment…
MakeUseOf
How to Create an Annotated Bibliography in Microsoft Word
Sometimes, the value of scholarship is in the documents you create to prove it. Every scholar wishes not to get bogged down by paperwork. But look at it this way — the academic document advertises your credibility and the thoroughness of your research. It is also the Kevlar against plagiarism (and sometimes…
TechCrunch
Hipchat’s VoiceMyBot tests the waters for Amazon Echo in the workplace
 Hipchat, the workplace collaboration platform from Atlassian that competes against the likes of Slack, Yammer and (soon?) Skype Teams, is today announcing a new service that — figuratively and literally — speaks to a new way of using not just Hipchat, but another popular tech product, the Amazon Echo….
Digital Trends
Super-powered spinach trained to detect explosive chemicals underground
Popeye understood the power of spinach but he probably didn’t expect this: scientists have engineered leafy greens to help detect chemicals underground. A team of MIT researchers embedded spinach plants with nanotubes that enable the plants to sense different chemicals in their environment and transmit…
Newswise: SciNews
Study Reveals the Brain Regulates Social Behavior Differently in Males and Females
The brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Newswise: SciNews
TTUHSC El Paso Med Students Win International Space Race Competition
A team of medical students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is one of 11 winners of the international Space Race competition. More than 300 individuals from across the globe entered the entrepreneurial challenge. The Space Race is a multi-phase business plan competition…
Newswise: SciNews
Yeast Holds the Key to Humans’ Genetic Response to Stress, Herbicide Exposure
Yeast’s ability to grow, divide, age and metabolize food is similar to human cells and provides researchers with a nearly perfect specimen to study cell processes and genetic variation. Biologist Jennifer Gallagher is taking advantage of the organism’s functions to examine how an individual would…
Newswise: SciNews
Comprehensive Research Review Confirms Positive School Climates Can Narrow Achievement Gaps
Positive school climates contribute to academic achievement and can improve outcomes for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, according to a new study published today in Review of Educational Research, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.
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Killer deep-sea lake, dubbed the Jacuzzi of Despair, found on bottom of Gulf of Mexico
An inhospitable cauldron of dense salty water and methane proves lethal for most, but the organisms that survive could resemble life on other planets.
Macworld
Up To 36% off Various Amazon Kindle Models, Limited Time Discount – Deal Alert
Amazon has quietly released another good set of deals on its popular Kindle series of e-readers. For a limited time, Kindle’s price sinks from $80 to $60, Kindle Paperwhite from $120 down to $100, the Kindle Voyage drops from $200 to just $180, and the worry-free Kindle for Kids Bundle is reduced from…
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Significant Digits For Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. If you enjoy Significant Digits, FiveThirtyEight, or any of the work we all do, now is the time to follow us, like us, subscribe to our newsletters, or, heck, just recommend us to a friend. We appreciate you reading!We’re…
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You can now legally hack your own car or smart TV
Researchers can now probe connected devices, computers and cars for security vulnerabilities without risking a lawsuit. Last Friday, the FTC authorized changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that will allow Americans to do hack their own electronic devices. Researchers can lawfully reverse…
Architizer
Tesla and Elon Musk’s Proposed Solar Roof Tiles Unveiled
Back in August, the tech world went wild upon hearing Elon Musk’s announcement that Tesla was entering the solar roof market, and then everyone wondered just how effective the product could be compared to standard photovoltaic panels and what exactly it would look like. As of last weekend, we…
Gizmodo
Kmashi’s Insanely Affordable Battery Packs Are Back On Sale
These KMASHI battery packs don’t include fancy features like Quick Charge technology or built-in cables, but with these deals, they’re selling at some of the best price-per-mAh ratios we’ve ever seen. Just use code OMJWD9FT on the 10,000mAh model, or BCU3HRSN on the 15,000mAh.Read more…
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