Indistinguishable from Magic 11/2

Sondors 3-wheeled EV uses new crowdfunding equity to raise $500k
 The Model Sondors 3-wheeled electric vehicle is the latest automotive startup to take advantage of new rules to raise funds. Sondors is using equity crowdfunding, “where a crowd of accredited and nonaccredited investors alike can invest up to $1 million in an early-stage company,” according to Grant…
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Event: Embodied Architecture: PROXIMITIES
Event Date: Nov 4, 2016 – Nov 13, 2016; Event City: New York, NY, US Embodied Architecture: PROXIMITIES is a performance and installation exploring the relationships between spatial proximity, density and affect.  It opens with a choreographed exploration by 57 performers within the gallery who engage…
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Event: Knowledge Forum: A Traveler’s Journey
Event Date: Nov 12, 2016; Event City: New York, NY, US Join the International Interior Design Association (IIDA NY) for a panel discussion on Transportation Design based on the exploration of a traveler’s journey, whether as a daily commute or leisure. From subway, to airline terminal, to plane, to yacht,…
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Event: Albany City Center: Thinking Outside the Bus Station
Event Date: Nov 17, 2016; Event City: Albany, NY, US Seating Preferences + Perceptions in Waiting SpacesThe national focus on patient and care partner experience and satisfaction brings an increasing awareness of the relationship between the environment and the perception of care; with the corresponding…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
A massive Celtic cross made out of thousands of trees has secretly sprouted up in an Irish forest
Passengers flying over Ireland’s County Donegal have been struck by a curious formation in the treetops, posting their findings to social media and gaining the public’s attention. It seems some crafty person has planted two different varieties of trees within this massive forest, creating the image of…
Hangouts brings app shortcuts, other tricks to Android 7.1
The latest update to Google’s Hangouts brings the app up to speed with some of the new tricks in Android 7.1.First off you’ll find that app shortcuts are finally here, allowing you to leap into a specific action with a long press on the app icon. You can also drag one of those onto the home screen for…
Digital Trends
Kia unveils 4 current models reimagined as autonomous concept cars at SEMA 2016
Kia is one of many automakers bringing a fleet of concept cars to the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas. But one thing makes the Korean firm’s quartet of concept vehicles a bit different. The Kia concepts are all versions of current production models, but reimagined as self-driving cars. Each was designed…
Ars Technica
Defense tries to exclude video from trial of cop shooting man in back
Jury selection in a local Charleston, South Carolina, courthouse entered its second day Tuesday in the murder trial of a 34-year-old fired North Charleston police officer who was secretly captured on video shooting a fleeing suspect multiple times in the back. The defense is trying to…
Fast Company
Which Self-Improvement Strategy Is Right For You? Try One And Report Back
In the quest to find our truest self, what works for you might not work for me. Experts on self-improvement and mindfulness explain. In the quest to find our truest self, what works for you might not work for me. Experts on self-improvement and mindfulness explain.In one sense,…
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Geek Trivia: Which Of These Conditions Allow People To Recall Their Entire Lives With Near-Perfect Detail?
Which Of These Conditions Allow People To Recall Their Entire Lives With Near-Perfect Detail? Mnemonica Autobiographia Hyperthymesia RecollensiaThink you know the answer?
LIGHTSPEED Presents: “Dinosaur Killers” by Chris Kluwe
io9 is proud to present fiction from Lightspeed Magazine. Once a month, we feature a story from Lightspeed’s current issue, and this month’s selection is “Dinosaur Killers” by Chris Kluwe. You can read the story below or you can listen to the podcast. Enjoy!Read more…
The next investments in infrastructure should include more than roads and bridges
 While both political parties seem to agree that Congress should spend several hundred billion dollars on infrastructure, their spending plans ignore one of the most woefully out-of-date pieces of American infrastructure. Taxpayers should fund not just asphalt and concrete but also stimulate a huge…
The Week in iPhone and iPad Cases: Case-Mate’s Gilded Glass is not your basic screen protector
New iPhone and iPad casesThis week’s roundup of new iPhone and iPad cases features the Gilded Glass from Case-Mate, a screen protector with bedazzled edges to give your phone some sparkle. Plus, see-through cases and leather-bound shells for your iPhone, and cool bags for your iPad. Read on!Case-MateThe… Physics News
Scientists confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars
We humans may be more aligned with the universe than we realize. According to research published in the journal Physical Review C, neutron stars and cell cytoplasm have something in common: structures that resemble multistory parking garages.
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Plants Are So Awesome, Their Roots Can Sense Light Underground
Plants are more hi-tech than you thought: a new study published today in Science Signaling reveals that certain plant stems act like fiber optic cables to deliver light from the leaves to the roots so they can grow. This is a cool finding because it shows parts of the plant that never actually see the…
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Researchers Claim AI Can Identify Gang Members on Twitter
Social media feeds contain a wealth of personal information: daily gripes, tastes in music and movies, and plans for nights out. It’s no wonder that police are interested in mining that data for insights into where crime might spring up.But can these digital artifacts, taken together, say anything deeper…
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foster + partners submits plans for twin waterfront towers in miami
appropriately titled ‘the towers’, the scheme makes improvements to currently approved plans for the site, while reducing the project’s overall density. The post foster + partners submits plans for twin waterfront towers in miami appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Mackie CR4BT 4″ 50W Wireless Bluetooth Monitor Speakers (Pair) $120AR (CR5BT 5″ $150)
Mackie CR4BT 4″ 50W Wireless Bluetooth Monitor Speakers (Pair) $120AR (CR5BT 5″ $150)
Find Your Next Favorite Pair of Shoes During Nordstorm Rack’s Cole Haan Sale
If reliability is something you crave in a pair of shoes (if it isn’t, you may need to reconsider), I bet you have Cole Haan in your closet. And if you’re looking for a new pair but don’t want to spend the normal asking price, Nordstrom Rack is having a huge sale on everything Cole Haan. Men’s and women’s…
This $10 Sunbeam Hot Shot Heats Up a Mug of Water In Seconds
There are a ton of different ways to heat up water, but few are as fast or simple as Sunbeam’s Hot Shot hot water dispenser, now just $10 on Amazon. Just pour water from your mug or bowl into the top, hit a button, and hot water comes out even faster than if you’d microwaved it. Now if you’ll excuse…
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Latest Roku TV update makes any smartphone a wireless headset
One of Roku’s smartest features was the company’s decision to pop a headphone jack right into the remote, turning it into a wireless headset and saving your housemates from overhearing potential spoilers in the process. With Roku’s latest OS 7.5 update, users can now get that same feature on any Roku…
Researchers build undetectable rootkit for programmable logic controllers
Researchers have devised a new malware attack against industrial programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that takes advantage of architectural shortcomings in microprocessors and bypasses current detection mechanisms. The attack changes the configuration of the input/output pins that make up the interface…
Review: Can the Erato Apollo 7 fill the wireless earbud void before Apple’s AirPods?
I discovered the Erato Apollo 7 a few months ago during its Kickstarter campaign and nearly immediately knew it would be a pair of earbuds that could fit into my life nicely. It really looked like the first pair of true wireless earbuds that included all the functionality I wanted, without sacrificing…
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Smarter new engine family to underpin Mercedes of the future
In the push for more efficient engines, the world is moving to downsize and turbocharge everything at the moment – even the Ford Mustang is available with an EcoBoost motor. In spite of the downsizing push, Mercedes hasn’t given up on the classic inline six and V8 yet. The German giant has…
Danish bus rolls its eyes at Donald Trump – CNET
The wheels on this Copenhagen bus go round and round, and therein lies the joke.
Hulu’s TV service to offer content from ESPN, FX, Fox Sports, Disney
Hulu is launching a TV service next year, and it’ll be offering content from 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney Company networks. Per a new agreement between Hulu and both companies, this upcoming TV service will offer programming and on-demand content from networks like FX, FXX and FXM, five ESPN networks,…
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JOY is a new device that aims to bring back the feeling of the good old paper albums that would take some time to assemble but also provided a great deal of pleasure looking through. It?s a 13,3 inch, HD tablet that features a proprietary software which makes it really easy to assemble your photos…
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If you?re in the market for high quality hiking boot, look no further. The Danner Jag Boot is a contemporary take on the retro hiker, it draws inspiration from the Danner “Free Spirit? hiking boot from the 1980s. It is constructed with a full-grain leather and cordura upper and 100% waterproof…
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TINNIE 10 is the latest project by Joey Ruiter, a designer we have featured several times before, with innovative products such as the Growler City Bike, the Inner City Bike, and the Lo-Ruiter Longboard. Built from thick lightweight aluminum, the small portable vessel weighs only 173 lbs (79kg) and… – latest science and technology news stories
Rare New Mexico meadow jumping mouse populations discovered
Biologists who spent weeks in three New Mexico national forests searching for signs of an elusive, endangered mouse that looks somewhat like a tiny kangaroo have found what they call irrefutable evidence that it still lives in the state for which it is named.
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The Secret Productivity Booster I Mastered In Just One Week
What happened during the week that a habitual sloucher stood tall. Hint: several professional benefits. What happened during the week that a habitual sloucher stood tall. Hint: several professional benefits.When we think of the benefits of good posture, we almost always only consider…
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TSRI Scientists Develop New Toolkit for Exploring Protein Biology
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a broadly useful method to unmask new functional features of human proteins.
Leaked Pentagon Video About The Future Of Megacities Is So Very Grim
The website The Intercept has obtained what they say is a leaked Pentagon video that glumly describes a hellish future of massive, chaotic megacities, and pretty much admits the U.S. Army is not remotely ready to deal with this particular manner of shit. Read more…
How to Build an Aircraft Carrier 
Building a floating city also known as an aircraft carrier is hard as hell to do because the numbers are basically unfathomable. A basic aircraft carrier is made of 60,000 tons of steel, 4.5 acres of non-skid surface with four 325-foot catapults. The whole thing weighs 200 million pounds and takes five…
Syma X5UW Wifi FPV Drone with 720p HD Camera $52.99
Syma X5UW Wifi FPV Drone with 720p HD Camera $52.99
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Flexible solar panel goes where silicon can’t
Piqapoo Self-Collecting Poop Bag
On the one hand, clipping a Piqapoo self-collecting poop bag to your dog’s butt exceeds injury cone and Chia Pet costume levels of shaming him. But on the other hand, you’ve spent the last X years following him around on walks, closely monitoring his bowel movements, and bending over with a big plastic…
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Our Favorite 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 »
Kickstarter adds live video
The newest place to stream live video is… Kickstarter?  The crowdfunding site on Tuesday launched Kickstarter Live, a way for campaigns to stream live video as they fundraise.  The live video platform has been in a beta test for a few months. So far, Kickstarter pages have used the tool to stream…
The New Razer Blade Stealth Is a Great Laptop Disguised as a Gaming PC
All images: Alex Cranz/GizmodoI’d customized the brightly lit keyboard of the Razer Blade Stealth with all the meticulousness of a gamer, but I hadn’t just customized it for games. When it opened up Photoshop, the most mundane of apps, and the entire keyboard was a rainbow of colored keys. The Heal key…
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Look out for our bi-annual Google Play Developer Sentiment Survey, coming soon
Posted by Dorothy Kelly, Head of Developer Insights, Google Play Developer Marketing Core to our mission, we’re always focused on the user and delivering the best experience possible. This same principle underlies how Google Play works with developers, as we aim to provide you with best experience…
5 things to know about starting a company in college
 Facebook, Snapchat, Modcloth–these are just a few of the well-known businesses started in college. While it may sound terrifying and intimidating, there are a handful of benefits to dipping your toe in the entrepreneurial game while still in college. If you’re seriously thinking about starting a company…
Waltr 2 Simplifies Sending Any File Type to Your iPhone or iPad Wirelessly
Windows/Mac: If you want to move a file, whether it’s a video, ebook, ringtone, or other media file, from your computer to your iPhone, you’d usually need to use iTunes. Waltr allows you to skip iTunes, or skip wires altogether. At its core, Waltr is a simple file manager where you can send any file…
5 Game Enhancements PS4 Pro Enables
During September’s PlayStation Meeting, Sony officially announced the PlayStation 4 Pro. The event focused on the enhancements PS4 Pro would have over the current PlayStation 4. This includes High Dynamic Range support, checkerboard 4K […]
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Government Regulators Drive Legal Marijuana Underground
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssLegal SystemPolitical TheoryGovernment Regulators Drive Legal Marijuana Underground 0 Views Following voter referenda in which the voters opted to legalize recreational use of marijuana, four states — Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska — has legalized…
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Floridians may not see eye-to-eye politically, but they all agree parking garages are awesome
Paraphrased by the Washington Post, architect Terence Riley puts Miami’s parking garages at the literal forefront of local urbanism: “In a city where everyone drives, the parking garage is the foyer.” After all, Riley’s firm, K/R Architects, curated the design of one of the city’s most flamboyant parkades:…
A Blind Jedi Uses the Force in This Beautiful Star Wars Fan Film
We know—yet another Star Wars fan film. They’re a dime a dozen. But, truly, this is a good one.Read more…
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the design labo introduces botanical hangers for your house plants
unlike traditional displays in pots, this piece allows for a more ‘raw’ approach — where the roots are completely exposed. The post the design labo introduces botanical hangers for your house plants appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Sponge-Worthy Design for the Gowanus Canal
A tiny new park in Brooklyn has a big job: absorbing and filtering a million gallons of stormwater emanating from one of the most putrid waterways in the United States.
Apple Pay now supported by over 20 additional banks and credit unions around the US
Apple Pay is now available from 23 more banks and credit unions around the United States. Apple’s mobile payment service launched two years ago with hundreds of additional regional banks and credit unions added every few weeks. You can find the latest banks added below: more…Filed under: Apple …
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Sunski Makes Great Sunglasses You Won’t Be Afraid To Wear
Sunski makes great sunglasses that look like they could easily be double the price.Read more…
How to add a Hibernate option to the Windows 10 Start menu
At the end of every day do you still dutifully close every file and program window before shutting down your PC? That’s the standard way to handle things, but for quite a few versions of Windows, Microsoft also offered the ability to use Sleep and Hibernate modes instead of just a regular shut down….
Gigster’s crafty plan to give freelance developers equity
 Gigster is launching the Gigster Fund, comprised of $700,000 raised from Bloomberg, Felicis and China’s CSC as LPs, plus 1 percent of Gigster’s own equity. Each month it will invest $50,000 cash in one of Gigster’s top clients in exchange for 1 percent of that company at a $5 million valuation. Gigster…
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After Calais, does a similar fate await Paris’s mini ‘Jungle’?
The homeless migrant population in Paris increased sharply last week, but FRANCE 24 found that the influx cannot be blamed on last week’s evacuation of the Calais “Jungle” migrant camp in northern France.
A Robot Commanded By An Xbox Controller Shot Microsoft’s Surface Studio Reveal Video
When you’re about to reveal a $3,000 all-in-one and the first desktop computer you’ve ever created to the world, you want everything to go perfectly. That goes double for the first big promo […]
Hawaii’s bees are now protected under U.S. Endangered Species Act
The race is on to keep Hawaii’s native bees from vanishing. Seven of Hawaii’s yellow-faced bee species are now officially protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, a step that will allow authorities to carry out recovery programs and limit harm from outside sources. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife…
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‘We don’t care about your red line’: Turkey reacts to EU criticism over journalists’ arrests
Turkish PM Binali Yildirim has responded to concerns expressed by Ankara’s EU partners over the situation with the freedom of expression in the country, saying that European standards apparently have no importance for Turkey. Read Full Article at
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Great Gifts and Stocking Stuffers to Buy in Bulk
If you have a long list of people to give gifts to this season—coworkers, extended family, party hosts—you’ll save time, stress, and money by buying a lot of the same thing. We spent eight hours searching for easy but thoughtful gifts and stocking stuffers that will appeal to everyone on your list. On…
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AT&T-Time Warner Deal Could Be a Net Neutrality Nightmare, Senator Warns
Sen Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaking in June 2016. Image: New America/FlickrAT&T’s proposed $85 billion buyout of Time Warner could make a mockery of US open internet protections if the combined company decides to exploit a loophole in federal regulations in order to favor its own content at the expense…
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The New MacBook Pros Mark the End of Upgradeable Apple Computers
With the release of its new MacBook Pros, Apple has officially stopped selling the only one of its Macs that is user-upgradable, marking the beginning of a long-foreseen future in which its computers are disposable. Earlier this year, I argued that the 2012 non-retina MacBook Pro is the most flexible…
Upgrade to These Iconic Sony Headphones For $55
Sony’s iconic MDR-V6 over-ears are some of the best headphones you can buy for under $100, and today on BuyDig’s eBay storefront, they’ll only set you back $55. If you have any music lovers on your holiday shopping list, this is a great chance to cross them off early.Read more…
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Wix gets caught “stealing” GPL code from WordPress
Last Friday, Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg—the founding developer of the WordPress open source blogging and content management platform—posted an open letter on his personal blog accusing the developers of the blogging site Wix of essentially stealing WordPress code for a new mobile…
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Thunderbolt 3/USB-C Adapters, Cables, and Hubs for New MacBook Pro
In line with the 12-inch MacBook, Apple has removed all ports on the new MacBook Pro beyond two or four Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Thunderbolt 3 carries power, USB, DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA over a single USB-C port, creating one standard for connecting most accessories and peripherals….
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13-inch MacBook Pro (2016) vs. Microsoft Surface Book
Apple and Microsoft announced their new-for-2016 laptops within a day of each other. Join New Atlas as we compare and contrast the 13-inch models of Apple’s current MacBook Pros with the Microsoft Surface Books… Continue Reading 13-inch MacBook Pro (2016) vs. Microsoft Surface Book …
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Dutch Defense Minister struck with flesh-eating infection – report
Dutch Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has been hit with a severe flesh eating infection, according to local reports. Read Full Article at
Supercharge Your PC With the Humble Lifehacker Software Bundle
Nobody knows software better than our friends at Lifehacker, and Humble’s making it easy to augment your PC with a name-your-own-price bundle of some of the site’s favorite Windows apps.Read more…
Belkin’s New Thunderbolt 3 Dock Is Ridiculously Expensive
Now that the new MacBook Pro is out (the one without the Touch Bar, anyway), a lot of Mac nerds are about to enter the realm of dongle hell. That’s because the only connector the new MacBook Pro has is are Thunderbolt 3-backed USB-C ports.Read more…
TODAY ONLY Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Monitor Headphones $29
TODAY ONLY Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Monitor Headphones $29
Could Britain’s ‘smart cities’ be outsmarted by cyber hackers?
As the UK government pumps millions of pounds into making its cities and towns ‘smarter’, it’s also spending vast sums of money on defending itself against cyber hackers.  £1.9bn has been announced as part of the country’s national cyber security strategy. An emphasis has been placed on trust in the…
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Sonos commissions a chair designed just for listening to music
Just you and the music Thanks to a plethora of portable devices and streaming services in the cloud, a lot of music listening today is done on the go, or while multitasking on something else. To bring some focused enjoyment back to music, smart speaker makers Sonos commissioned designer Soren Rose and…
Firefox Disables Loophole that Allows Sites To Track Users Via Battery Status
New submitter xogg writes: Battery Status API allows web sites to read the battery level of user’s system. The API was found to bring privacy risks and abuse potential and a number of implementation bugs. Now with apparent no legitimate use cases, Mozilla is taking the unprecedented decision to vaporize…
Mobile is now mission critical for e-business
Web traffic from smartphones will make up 43% of all web traffic next year and will reach 52% globally in 2019, according to research firm Forrester.The implications of such mobile web growth are profound, especially for e-businesses trying to effectively reach their customers and partners.Such widespread…
Popular Science
Virgin Galactic Calls Off SpaceShipTwo’s Glide Test
Space VSS Unity spends its flight clinging to its mothership due to high winds SpaceShipTwo Unity had a successful flight but no glide test today.
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Could A Black Hole Be Blocking The Light From That ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star?
Space The top 7 explanations for the star’s weird behavior, ranked roughly in order of plausibility We’ve rounded up our favorite explanations here, in rough order from least likely to most plausible.
Multi-domain Space Command needed to meet the challenges ahead, new leader says
WASHINGTON – The newly installed leader of U.S. Air Force Space Command said the military must be prepared to defend its space-enabled advantages, and that space operators are going to be at the forefront of any joint fight. In a memo sent to Air Force Space Command personnel Oct. 25, Gen. John “Jay”… Full Feed
Hillary Clinton Campaign Concerned About Philly Transit Strike Affecting Election
Members of the Transit Workers Union in Philadelphia (Local 234) walked off the job starting at 12:01am this morning, after union and transit authority negotiators failed to reach a deal on a new contract. Workers voted to authorize the possibility of a strike two weeks ago. Democratic Rep. Bob Brady,…
Facebook hit by civil rights grievances
It’s been a tough week for Facebook when it comes to civil rights allegations against the world’s largest social network.First, the news site ProPublica alleged that Facebook was enabling advertisers to exclude users based on race.Now Facebook is dealing with an open letter from 73 civil rights organizations…
Genetics startup Genos wants to pay you for your DNA data
 The first whole human genome sequencing cost a whopping $2.7 billion. That didn’t bode well for making any breakthroughs on genetic disorders. Luckily, the cost has dropped dramatically since then, leading to a new breed of consumer genetics startups taking a deeper dive into all the double helix’s…
The Awesomer
Price: $17+  | Pledge | LinkAn idiotproof and universal temporary mounting solution for action cameras, smartphones and other small objects. This rubber-based sticky ball is reusable, sticks to a variety of surfaces, leaves no residue and supports up to 7oz. (200g). More Awesome Stuff:…
Interior Design Idea – Oversized Cabinet Hardware Creates A Bold Look
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Cisco pits modular storage servers against public clouds
Cisco Systems is finding its way into storage through its successful server business. On Tuesday, the company introduced modular systems that can be deployed with different combinations of computing and storage capacity. Though it’s not Cisco’s first foray into storage, the UCS S3260 Storage Server…
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Hulu’s deal with Fox and Disney could be the silver bullet it needs to kill Netflix
Hulu’s new live TV service got a bit of a bump in clout this week as the streaming video company (and Netflix’s understudy) announced new partnerships with 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company. The service, which was announced back in May and is slated for a 2017 launch, intends to compete  with…
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Mosul residents: ‘We want liberation, not destruction’
Orla Guerin reports from a radio station in Northern Iraq, as some residents of Mosul called in to answer questions about life in the city held by so-called Islamic State.
11 Inspirational Rock Gardens To Get You Planning Your Garden
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On A Scale From 1 To 10, How Much Should Democrats Panic?
In this week’s politics chat, we wonder how safe Hillary Clinton’s lead is. The transcript below has been lightly edited.micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Clinton’s lead has shrunk to a hair above 4 percentage points in our polls-only model, down from about 7 points two weeks ago. So we find ourselves…
The Early Vote In Nevada Suggests Clinton Might Beat Her Polls There
Over the last eight years, Nevada has been getting bluer. Though its voters supported George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, the state voted for President Obama by a wider margin than the nation as a whole in 2008 and 2012. So, it’s been interesting that Hillary Clinton has not pulled far ahead of Donald Trump…
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No, Starbucks did not release a green holiday cup
Please chill, internet. It’s only Nov. 1 and we’re already fighting about Starbucks cups. Rumors were flying on Tuesday after Starbucks released a limited-edition green cup to encourage everyone to be good to one another. Instead of feelings of goodwill, the cup sparked a fake internet fight and a ton…
Enable the Classic Startup Chime on the New MacBook Pro with a Terminal Command
Apple decided to kill off the startup chime from the new model of MacBook Pro, which aside from being a mainstay on Macs for years, has also always helped troubleshoot boot issues. Thankfully, you can get the sound back with a Terminal command.…All you need to do is…
Here’s a USB-C/QC 3.0 Battery Pack Deal, to Match Your New Car Charger
We’ve already shared a deal today on a car charger with both USB-C and Quick Charge 3.0, but here’s a discounted battery pack with the same features. Interestingly, the USB-C port here pulls double duty as the input port, which allows you to recharge the battery at full 3A speeds, provided you have a…
Cut Thick String With Your Bare Hands
If you need to cut a piece of string or thin rope and you don’t have any tools around, try this quick and easy trick.In this video, Scott Wadsworth of the Essential Craftsmen YouTube channel demonstrates a quick and clever technique for cutting string without any tools. Just pull the string taut, wrap…
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Top Ten Most-Read Articles in October
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssTop Ten Most-Read Articles in October 0 Views In case you missed any of them, be sure to check out last month’s most popular articles. The Top Ten Most Visited Articles During October1. Spain Is without a National Government — And Spaniards Are Digging It…
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Shanghai Tower places first in latest Emporis Skyscraper Award
The 632-meter Shanghai Tower made it to the top once again, this time for the coveted Emporis Skyscraper Award. Since 2000, the Emporis Skyscraper Award recognizes outstanding skyscraper design worldwide…This year’s competition reeled in more than 300 skyscrapers — all of which are over 100 meters…
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Deadly Measles Complication More Common Than Doctors Thought
The progressive neurological disorder involves inflammation in the brain — Read more on
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UN sacks South Sudan peacekeeping chief over damning report
The commander of the UN force in South Sudan is sacked after a report says it failed to protect civilians.
U Mirror With An Integrated Shelf For Small Bathrooms
Everyone has a mirror in the bathroom but sometimes there’s not enough space for shelves. But don’t worry, there’s a smart and cool storage solution to rock, this piece is sure to become a great solution even for the smallest bathroom. Studio Yumakano has integrated a U-shaped shelf into this mirror,… Full Feed
Trump Wants Special Session of Congress to Repeal Obamacare, Hillary Strikes Back, Male Birth Control: P.M. Links
A minority student says her use of the word “hence” got her in trouble—her professor said there was no way that was her own language. First college administrators killed Halloween. Then they prohibited students from holding mock funerals for Halloween. Trump wants a “special session of Congress”…
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Collectibles : Star Wars Classic Stormtrooper Ornament
Bringing holiday cheer to a galaxy far, far away. The Star Wars holiday special should be a staple every year. Much like Rudolph or Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, it should be a family event. You won’t be disappointed. Or rather, you absolutely will, but in a hilarious way. $7.99
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Collectibles : Star Wars Rogue One Trooper Ornament
Bringing holiday cheer to a galaxy far, far away. The Star Wars holiday special should be a staple every year. Much like Rudolph or Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, it should be a family event. You won’t be disappointed. Or rather, you absolutely will, but in a hilarious way. $7.99
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Collectibles : Star Wars Boba Fett Ornament
Wishing you a bounty-ful holiday Share the joy of a good bounty hunt by hanging a little Boba Fett from your tree. 3 1/2 inch Mandalorian with coordinating hanging ribbon. Just don’t hang him too close to your Han ornament, unless you want Solo to have that “frozen in carbonite” look! $7.99
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Clothing : Star Wars Rose Gold Logo Ladies’ Tee
Shine like a (not-so-death) star with this heather grey ladies’ tee featuring the Star Wars: The Force Awakens logo. Whether you became a fan of Star Wars a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, or you’ve only recently discovered its epic storytelling magic, this ladies’ shirt shows your support…
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Toys & Games : Awkward Moment at Work
It’s Take Your Awkward to Word Day! It’s Take Your Awkward to Work Day! The game we’ve all been there for, about those awkward moments at work: embarrassing slips of the tongue, wardrobe malfunctions, secret workplace romances, accidental emails, bathroom mishaps, and copy room shenanigans. $22.99 …
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Collectibles : Star Wars Yoda Ornament
Bringing holiday cheer to a galaxy far, far away. The Star Wars holiday special should be a staple every year. Much like Rudolph or Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, it should be a family event. You won’t be disappointed. Or rather, you absolutely will, but in a hilarious way. $7.99
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Collectibles : Star Wars Darth Vader Ornament
I Find Your Lack of Ornaments Disturbing. Darth Vader will add to your holiday cheer while looking imposing, hanging from a hook or tree this holiday season. He wields his red lightsaber, ready to take on any Jedi who opposes him. Perfectly festive for any Star Wars fan. $7.99
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Collectibles : Star Wars R2-D2 Nutcracker
May the Nuts be with you We can’t act surprised that R2 can crack nuts. Little guy has a holoprojector, a fusion cutter, a hidden lightsaber compartment with ejector. Nutcracker is just one more service a good astromech provides. $34.99
Chicago Riverwalk Opens to the Public, Returning the City to the River
© Kate Joyce Studios The third and final phase of the Chicago Riverwalk is officially open to the public. Designed by Ross Barney Architects, the 1.5 mile long promenade revitalizes an underutilized industrial area into an active public space featuring restaurants, cultural activities and…
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Physicists Accidently Discover a Self-Destruct Button for the Entire Universe
Unfortunately, humanity will never see it coming.   Read More – latest science and technology news stories
Database captures most extensive urban tree sizes, growth rates across United States
Sometimes in the cramped environs of U.S. cities every inch counts, especially if attempting to make space for nature. City planners and urban foresters now have a resource to more precisely select tree species whose growth will be a landscaping dream instead of a maintenance nightmare.
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Spanish Leather Hip Flask Gift Set
Stores are littered with cheap booze sets around the holidays, and I’m tired of it. Therefore, I’d like to introduce you to the Spanish Leather Hip Flask Set. Inside the black lidded box you’ll find a 60z flask wrapped in distressed brown soft leather and 4 cups. The cups come in their own case made…
A peek inside Microsoft Azure’s open-source server and rack designs
Microsoft this week has open sourced the design specifications of servers and racks that make up its hyperscale Azure cloud data centers, contributing the information to the Open Compute Project (OCP).OCP was founded in 2011 and now includes member companies such as Facebook, Intel, Google, Apple, Dell,…
Spotify Connect now available on Sonos in beta – CNET
Sonos has released its latest beta which enables Spotify Connect to be used to control the range of speakers.
Speed Up Dinner Prep With This Discounted Cuisinart Pressure Cooker
If you don’t own a pressure cooker, you can fix that today with this $65 Cuisinart. That’s $10 less than Amazon, where it has fantastic reviews.Read more…
The Week in Mac Accessories: New products for USB-C
See? USB-C.This week’s roundup features several new products that help you get the most out of your MacBook’s USB-C port. Read on!To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Facebook develops Voyager optical transponder, will contribute design to Telecom Infra Project
At its inaugural Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Summit event at company headquarters today, Facebook is announcing the development of Voyager, a new piece of data center networking hardware known as a transponder, which takes packets from switches and routers and gets them ready to be sent out over fiber…
Intel acquires commercial drone startup MAVinci
Intel has acquired German commercial drone software startup MAVinci for an undisclosed price. Intel’s Anil Nanduri, head of the drone business, said in an interview with VentureBeat that the startup has best-in-class flight-planning software. It may seem odd for the world’s biggest chip maker to acquire…
linked2pay’s Bank Centric Payments Wins BankNews Innovative Solutions Award
PRESS RELEASE: Bank Centric Payments recognized as Best Management/Operations/Processing Solution OXNARD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 1, 2016– linked2pay, the originators of Bank Centric Payments, has been recognized as Best Management/Operations/Processing…
ERP Power Recognized as Growth Company of the Year by Association for Corporate Growth
PRESS RELEASE: ERP Power and Angeles Equity Partners to be Honored at ACG “Stars of the 101” Awards Banquet Hosted by CNBC Correspondent Jane Wells MOORPARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 1, 2016– ERP Power LLC (ERP), a leading provider of small, smart and efficient…
Why Amazon Alexa is so dominant right now
GUEST: Voice interfaces are getting a lot of buzz right now, and for good reason. Gartner predicts that by 2018, 30 percent of our interactions with technology will be through conversations with smart machines. That’s why tech giants from Google to Microsoft to Apple are investing in voice — but this…
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How Conscious Are You?
How Conscious Are You? Scientists use physical models to quantify human consciousness. inverted-top-image.jpg Illustration of neural synapses inside the human brain Image credits:  Edited from image…
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Facebook reportedly planning deeper dive into eSports
The exponential growth of eSports is undeniable, especially as it continues to be embraced by big-name entities such as ESPN, Amazon and many others. Not surprisingly, Facebook too has shown interest in professional gaming, namely by partnering with publishers like Activision Blizzard to bring daily…
The next frontier for startups is urban tech
Facebook already has 1 billion users. Apple has sold 1 billion iPhones. So what’s left for tech companies to do?  According to the founders of the startup accelerator Grand Central Tech, the answer is in the real world.  The Manhattan incubator is the largest tech accelerator in New York, and its latest…
How combined human and computer intelligence will redefine jobs
 The man versus machine dichotomy has been a staple of pop culture for decades. From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Blade Runner to Terminator to The Matrix and beyond, film makers have envisioned what the world would look like if artificial intelligence took over. However, a new mindset is taking shape —…
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The Future of Energy as the Progress Protagonist | Vladimir Mlynchik | TEDxFontankaRiver
Power sector is a fundamental field which forms an integral part of people’s daily life. The speed at which the newest and the most advanced energy technologies keep developing make the model of the wireless life without conventional electric wire systems more and more real. Having founded his energy… Physics News
Physicist honored for finding new symmetry in space and time
The American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics this month awarded the 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics to Carl M. Bender of Washington University in St. Louis .
Tinnie 10 Boat
Featuring a sharp, triangular design formed from powder-coated aluminum, the Tinnie 10 Boat is a small if impressive way to cross the water. It measures ten feet in length with…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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The Most Perfect Pocket Knife by Nesmuk
Specialists in knifes from Germany, Nesmuk have created perfection for your pocket. It’s simple and sophisticated, where the construction has no visible rivets or screws. There is just a black 3.3 inch Rockwell 58 HRC blade with a special matte DLC coating that helps improve cutting courtesy to lower…
20% off Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell – Deal Alert
The Ring Video Doorbell is the world’s first battery-operated, Wi-Fi enabled, HD video doorbell. The device enables homeowners to see and speak with visitors from anywhere in the world by streaming live audio and video of a home’s front doorstep directly to the free iOS or Android app. The doorbell’s…
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The Tribe Protesting the Dakota Pipeline Is Ready to Defend Its Wireless Network
Fred McLaughlin speaks with a melancholy tinge in his voice. It’s not just caused by his drawn out North Dakotan accent. McLaughlin feels certain that eminent domain practices, which have cleared the path for the Dakota Access Pipeline, are setting up another future showdown. From his back porch on…
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Study: Religious and Superstitious People Struggle to Understand the Physical World
People who believe in God or the supernatural don’t quite understand the physical world, claims a new study from researchers at the University of Helsinki. Read More
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Famous architecture reimagined as set designs in whimsical illustrations
The latest from the prolific Federico Babina Prolific Barcelona-based architect and illustrator Federico Babina has released a new series of illustrations called “Archiplay” that reimagines the work of 27 famous architects into set designs. These mises en scène are rendered in Babina’s signature graphic,… – latest science and technology news stories
Two antibiotics fight bacteria differently than thought
Two widely prescribed antibiotics—chloramphenicol and linezolid—may fight bacteria in a different way from what scientists and doctors thought for years, University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have found. Instead of indiscriminately stopping protein synthesis, the drugs put the brakes on the protein… – latest science and technology news stories
Who’s Driving app aims to help parents in need of a carpool
Busy parents who know the difficulties of arranging carpools for their kids now have a new application, Who’s Driving, to help.
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Zoological Society of London Honors WCS’s Dr. John Robinson with Its Lifetime Achievement Award
The ZSL (Zoological Society of London) Awards Committee has presented the ZSL Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. John Robinson, Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science at the Wildlife Conservation Society.
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La Nina Pacific Cooling Event Strengthens
Global Temperature Report: October 2016
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PPPL Scientists Present Key Results at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics
Article roundups several PPPL news releases from the 58th annual APS Division of Plasma Physics conference.
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Tiny graphene radios may lead to Internet of Nano-Things
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Weak atomic bond, theorized 14 years ago, observed for first time
Five Ways Moving Abroad Can Affect Your Finances
Is your company offering you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work in the Tokyo office? Have you always wanted to spend a few years as a Berliner? Or is the madness of this year’s presidential election making you mull a move to Montreal?This post originally appeared on LearnVest.There are myriad reasons…
SpaceX Plan To Fuel Rockets With People Aboard Raises Alarm Bells
Several space industry experts that advise NASA have told the US space agency there are safety risks in a proposal by Elon Musk’s SpaceX to fuel its rockets while astronauts are on board. From a report on Fortune: “This is a hazardous operation,” Space Station Advisory Committee Chairman Thomas Stafford,…
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I want to replace all my Lightning cords with this battery cable
Nomad is a company that sells ultra-rugged charging cables, made out of ballistic nylon, extra thick wire, and kevlar to make sure that your charging cable doesn’t fall apart. Its latest cable takes it a step further by adding a small integrated battery pack into the Lighting cable itself to charge up…
Digital Trends
FandangoNow joins SmartCast lineup to help consolidate your streaming options
Vizio uses the SmartCast name in a few places, so it’s easy to get confused, but the SmartCast app is a great idea. It aims to bring various services’ catalogs together in one easy-to-search spot, making it simpler to figure out what to watch. Now the app has gotten even more useful with the addition…
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Today’s archidose #927
Here are some photos of the Punt da Suransuns (1999) in Viamala, Switzerland, by Conzett Bronzini Gartmann (now Conzett Bronzini Partner). (Photographs: Trevor Patt)To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images…
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Photo: Rare little salamander lives in a disappearing world
Our reader photo of the day is a love letter to one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.
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Robot builds a brick wall that a human bricklayer probably couldn’t
It recycles old brick into an entirely new form.
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Airbnb now requires that hosts accept anti-discrimination rules
Remember how Airbnb said it would ask you to agree to a non-discrimination policy if you wanted to host guests? That’s now in effect. As of November 1st, hosts must abide by rules forbidding them from discriminating against guests. In the US, they…
16 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for November
It’s November already. How the hell did that happen? Best hope you’re caught up on your October reading, because November boasts a bumper crop of excellent science fiction and fantasy books, from new authors, rising stars, and even a couple of legends.Read more…
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ToiletTree’s Fogless Mirrors are Actually Fogless
A fog-free shave in my shower since 2013.Read more…
Samsung to invest $1 billion in chip manufacturing facility
Samsung said on Tuesday that it intends to invest more than $1 billion by the first half of 2017 to boost production of advanced system-on-chip (SoC) products at its manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas. Both Austin’s mayor and the head of the city’s chamber of commerce welcomed the news with…
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Twitter adds business auto-replies for faster customer service
Twitter has been coming to terms with its role as a customer service platform recently, and the social network’s latest update for business users should help speed up response times even further. According to today’s announcement, Twitter is rolling out quick replies and welcome messages for businesses… – latest science and technology news stories
Thomson Reuters cuts jobs as profits slip
Thomson Reuters announced a new “streamlining” plan on Tuesday to cut an estimated 2,000 jobs at the financial information group as it reported flat revenues and a drop in profits. – latest science and technology news stories
Blind as bats: Echolocation study reveals key evolutionary trade-offs with other senses
Among the most fascinating evolutionary adaptations has been the development of echolocation in bats. But to develop their unique sonar system for exploring caves in the dark, what evolutionary tradeoffs occurred between their other senses like smell, vision and hearing, i.e. to be blind as a bat?
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Physicist honored for finding new symmetry in space and time
The American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics this month awarded the 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics to Carl M. Bender of Washington University in St. …
Digital Trends
Sony may release two new phones at Mobile World Congress 2017, reports say
It looks like Sony is prepping for a pretty big unveiling at Mobile World Congress next year — reports indicate that the company may release two surprise phones at the event. Of course, that in itself won’t be too much of a surprise considering the company traditionally releases new phones at MWC every…
Digital Trends
Microsoft Translator may soon translate group chats in multiple languages in real time
The language barrier may soon be breached if Microsoft Translator is as good as it purports to be. On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled plans to release a new mobile app before the end of 2016 that will translate conversations involving multiple languages, all in real time. Today’s version of the Microsoft…
Digital Trends
How to keep your gadgets from being part of a botnet
The massive DDoS attack that made it impossible for some people to access sites like Twitter, GitHub, and Spotify, was a wake-up call for many of us. Though it did no permanent damage, and no personal data was at risk (unlike recently disclosed attacks on Yahoo), it managed to disrupt wide swaths of…
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Hackers may abuse open data for ‘ultimate’ attack and chaos, says ‘father’ of World Wide Web
One of the internet pioneers and the creator of World Wide Web (WWW) Tim Berners-Lee, raises alarm that hackers can penetrate open source info, like transport applications to unleash a massive chaos and a full-fledged gridlock. Read Full Article at
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China’s first domestic aircraft carrier is nearing construction completion
China’s first indigenous carrier is coming into being. Laid down in 2015 with an expected launch date in 2017 or 2018, China’s second aircraft carrier may enter full service sometime around 2020.The hull of China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier has been assembled, according to the nation’s…
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Why Public Health Researchers are Looking to Urban Trees
A global study finds they can help cool cities and reduce air pollution—for less money than high-tech answers
The Briner
Floaters can be good–boats, pizza rafts–and floaters can be bad–poo in the pool, turkey in the brine. The Briner is a 22-quart bucket that pretty much looks like any other 22-quart bucket, except that it secures food in place under the surface of the liquid so it does bob around partially submerged,…
Microsoft Says Russia-Linked Hackers Are Exploiting Newly Discovered Flaw In Windows OS
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday that a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government and U.S. political hacks is behind recent cyber attacks that exploit a newly discovered flaw in its Windows operating system. Microsoft said that a patch to…
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Using Brain Stimulation to Treat Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease | Nga Chau | TEDxLancaster
Nga Chau studies the potential of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), brain stimulation technology, to help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). She explains how she and her team implement the technology, what positive results have been observed, what is anticipated for the future,…
Otonomo raises $12 million to make data from connected cars useful
 Even if self-driving cars aren’t part of our daily lives yet, vehicles are becoming internet-connected at a rapid pace. Gartner predicts that one-fifth of all autos on the road, and a great majority of new vehicles being produced worldwide, will have wireless network connectivity by 2020. Yet, few organizations…
You Don’t Need to Own a Car to Be an Uber Driver
Uber is partnering with the car-sharing service Maven (which is owned and operated by General Motors) to let Uber drivers rent GM vehicles on a weekly basis. The business will cost drivers $179 plus taxes and fees, and driver will not incur any extra fees for using the car for personal use.Read more…
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China’s new train project could rocket passengers all over the country at 373 mph
China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) plans to build the world’s fastest train. At speeds of 373 mph, it’d obliterate the previous record held by Shanghai Maglev at 267 mph. The firm is working on a modest proof of concept that would travel 124 mph over a three-mile test track. If successful,…
This Fun Science Fiction Movie Art Puts the Emphasis on the Science
When we hear the phrase “science fiction,” most of the time, we focus on the second word. That’s the fun part, right? The stuff that’s impossible? Well, a new art show is flipping that on its head.Read more…
Next Big Future
New British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will begin sea trails in a few months
The United Kingdom’s first aircraft carrier in more than 30 years is just months from sea trials. HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to be fully operational by 2020, with her sister ship Prince of Wales following in 2023. The two ships will give the United Kingdom a powerful capability to fight at sea and…
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National Guard threatens Dakota Access protesters with arrest on public lands
Members of the North Dakota National Guard have threatened to arrest people on Army Corps of Engineers land who are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The land should be open to the public ‒ unless the government decides it isn’t. Read Full Article at
Instapaper makes its premium features free
A giant social network buying a popular service and then killing it is pretty common. But a giant social network buying a popular service and then making its best features totally free? That’s almost unheard of. But just two months after Pinterest bought Instapaper, the company is doing away with the… – latest science and technology news stories
Former Facebook Live manager bets on more private video sharing with Alively
Vadim Lavrusik tried to send a video of his son celebrating his first birthday to family in Minnesota, but the process didn’t exactly go smoothly.
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Instagram testing new in-app shopping just in time for the holiday season
Instagram doesn’t want users to have to leave the app and go into a subpar browser purchasing window to buy products they find through the social media company. As a potential solution, they are testing out a product-tagging feature where companies can sell their products directly through the social…
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StarVox is a sporty walkie-talkie disguised as a smartwatch
One of the biggest challenges that outdoor enthusiasts face on any backpacking or camping trip is how to stay in communication with one another while off the grid. After all, cellphone service can be at a premium in the backcountry, which makes it difficult to stay in contact or coordinate activities…
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10 best in-ear headphones available today
As much as we love the sound and bass performance of big, hulking over-ear headphones, there are some situations where they simply tend to cause more problems than they’re worth.Whether you’re at the gym, traveling, or just hanging out, sometimes you just want something a little more compact, something…
Roku’s latest OS update brings live TV pausing and private listening
 Roku’s rolling out an update to its TV streaming operating system that brings a pair of important updates to its entire line of streaming players and TVs. Most notable for Roku OS 7.5 is the long-awaited addition of live TV pausing. So long as a Roku TV is connected to an antenna and a USB storage device…
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RIBA International Prize shortlist, Herzog & de Meuron wins new Berlin museum, and more in this week’s competition recap
Every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on Bustler from the previous week that are worth checking out.Catch up on last week’s competition headliners in recap #130 below.Six buildings shortlisted for RIBA International…
The Largest Bioterrorism Attack in US History Was An Attempt to Swing An Election
In September of 1984, at least 751 people got violently sick in The Dalles, Oregon. At first, no one in the town could figure out why. Those sickened had all eaten at ten different restaurants in the area, but local health officials couldn’t find a common food that may have caused their illness. A year…
Montreal Police Monitored iPhone of La Presse Journalist Patrick Lagace
Montreal police have reportedly spied on La Presse journalist Patrick Lagace, tracking his cellphone calls, texts, and locations. According to Legace, the police department “obtained the court-authorized search warrants because they believed the target of one of their investigations was feeding him information.”…
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Arkansas Will Vote on Legalizing Medical Marijuana With Issue 6
It is a dark time in Arkansas for medical marijuana, with no serving politicians in support of the current legislation scheduled for vote on election day. On the bright side, the same amendment was only narrowly rejected four years ago.The amendment on the November 8th ballot is titled The Arkansas Medical…
Digital Trends
A monitor to meet your traveling needs, the SPUD collapses to the size of a book
If you are someone who spends lots of time on the go for work or play, chances are you, at some point or another, find yourself missing the size of your TV or desktop monitor when you are on the road. Enter SPUD, the world’s first collapsible high-resolution monitor. SPUD (short for spontaneous pop-up…
Digital Trends
Whisk Wiper is the smart kitchen utensil cleaner you never knew you needed
Everyone loves complex gadgets like smartphones and VR headsets, but we’ll always have a soft spot in our hearts for simple “home hack” gizmos which allow users to carry out one specific task in the home with a bit more ease or panache. That’s the case for a new Kickstarter contraption called the Whisk…
Digital Trends
Where to watch free movies online — the legal way
Everyone has those days where they fire up Netflix or Hulu, only to find they’ve already watched every good movie the service has to offer. Few of us have actually seen all the movies on Netflix (is that even possible?) but it’s reasonable to look for other options when you just can’t find anything interesting….
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Sony brings PSN toolbar to
Sony has been slow to add new functionality to its PlayStation Network and integrate it across platforms. Take two-factor authorization, for example, which they first announced last April and finally released in August. Today, they’ve introduced anot…
Why historians think Amelia Earhart may have died as a castaway
Amelia Earhart continues to capture the world’s imagination from beyond the grave. The American aviator, who mysteriously vanished in 1937, was thought to have crashed her plane into the Pacific Ocean while attempting to circle the Earth. SEE ALSO: New video of Amelia Earhart before her last flight…
How You Can Reassess Your Daily Routine With a 100-Block Grid
A day may be 24 hours long, but you have to sleep. That leaves you with less time you can actually use each day—about 100 10-minute blocks. This simple exercise can help you determine if you’re spending them wisely.Read more…
Behold the hideous 6-foot portrait Trump bought with charity money
Here we have it.  NEW: Here’s the portrait that @realDonaldTrump bought for $20,000, and paid for with money earmarked for charity. Story coming — David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) November 1, 2016 After many months of searching, Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold…
GOP Official Calls Clinton the C-Word on Twitter But He Can Explain
On Tuesday, the Twitter account for Sid Miller, Texas’ Republican Agricultural Commissioner, sent out a message seriously misspelling Hillary Clinton’s name and shortening it by several letters, rendering it as a far more offensive word beginning with “C.” Fortunately, he has a perfectly reasonable explanation…
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ACTON Announces Blink QU4TRO with Four-Wheel Drive
ACTON Announces Blink QU4TRO with Four-Wheel DriveACTON today announces its newest innovation, BLINK QU4TRO. As one of the fastest, most powerful eBoards on the market, it’s the only board that includes four-wheel drive and electric hub motors for ultimate climbing power. QU4TRO is also made of light-weight…
Instagram’s New Shoppable Photos Are a Glimpse At Its E-Commerce Future
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Instagram influencers have long tried to hack the app to make money by putting “purchase link in bio” when they photograph something you can buy. The company has noticed, so now it’s making it easier for users to make purchases from within the app –…
Amazon launches Black Friday Deals Store with 52 days of discounts
Amazon less than one day removed from Halloween has launched its Black Friday Deals Store. The annual assault on brick-and-mortar retailers runs now through December 22 (that’s 52 days for those keeping count).
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Apple Drops Prices on 512GB and 1TB SSD Upgrades for Older Mac Lineup
Following its “Hello Again” Mac event last week, Apple quietly dropped the prices on higher-capacity storage upgrades across its Mac lineup. 512GB and 1TB SSD build-to-order upgrade options for the MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro, Mac mini, and 2015 MacBook Pro are now priced up to $200 less, bring the costs…
Digital Trends
One website organizes all retailers’ Black Friday deals to soothe your nerves
You can count on death, taxes, and two boatloads of Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads for the next 26 days. But did you know many of the largest retailers already know what most of their deals will be? Yeah, they will be adding specials and door-openers and other limited quantity inventory — and probably…
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Florida Will Vote on Legalizing Medical Marijuana With Amendment 2
It’s tough times here in the key battleground state of Florida, there’s only one option on the ballot to push marijuana legalization forward: the Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions, otherwise known as Amendment 2. The more liberal use act, The Florida Cannabis Act (#15-19), will not…
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Here’s one effective solution to climate change: Put a price on carbon.
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Elections Podcast Countdown: 7 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 what surprises this campaign could still hold, how the model makes its…
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Mosul battle: Iraqi special forces enter city
Iraqi troops enter the IS-held city of Mosul, facing heavy resistance, embedded BBC journalists say.
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Venezuela’s parliament delays trial of President Maduro
Venezuela’s opposition-led parliament delays the trial of President Nicolas Maduro.
Marie + Merrill Pans Bring All of the Clad With None of the Middlemen
Marie + MerrillYou can finally treat yourself to made in America three-layer pots and pans at approachable prices. Marie + Merrill pans start at just $55 for an 8″ skillet on Kickstarter (estimated retail $60). Every piece of Marie + Merrill is made with three metals layered all the way up the sides…
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New Overtime Rules Will Make Life Much Harder for Young Workers
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe EntrepreneurPolitical TheoryNew Overtime Rules Will Make Life Much Harder for Young Workers 0 Views The Department of Labor’s new overtime rule is now only a month away from implementation but few young people are prepared for how this change will…
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ARE 5.0 officially launches today
The ARE 5.0 is finally here, and it’s eight hours and one division shorter than its predecessor. Additionally, new testing methods, including the soothing sounding drag-and-place, have been added to the exam. As a press release pithily explains: “ARE 5.0 features the latest graphic testing methods, replacing…
The Weather Channel invites you to a have a politics-free election night
Like a storm just on the horizon, Election Day looms.  For most, it can’t get here soon enough. Many Americans will be glued to their televisions or smartphones in search of up-to-the-second results.  The Weather Channel, however, invites you to just try to relax. The channel announced on Tuesday…
Ram Macho Power Wagon Concept
A concept truck that redefines ‘manly’.
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Microsoft patch for Google-outed exploit is still a week away
Microsoft is still more than a little upset at Google revealing unpatched Windows security flaws, but it’ll at least have a solution in hand in the days ahead. The software giant now plans to issue a patch for affected version of Windows on November…
District Vision Nagata Sunglasses
Ultra lightweight and fashionable sunglasses for early morning runs.
How AI will serve as a business concierge in the future
GUEST: Over the past decade, B2B marketing has undergone a massive transformation. According to Forrester Research, the entire B2B sector represents more than $1 trillion in digital commerce every year, more than double the size of the B2C economy.  But what’s next? Is artificial intelligence the rocket…
Microsoft says Russia-linked hackers exploiting Windows flaw
(Reuters) – Microsoft said on Tuesday that a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government and U.S. political hacks is behind recent cyber attacks that exploit a newly discovered flaw in its Windows operating system. Microsoft said that a patch to defend Windows users against this sort of…
AWS releases Amazon Linux container image for use in on-premises data centers
Amazon Web Services (AWS), a division of Amazon that offers cloud computing and storage services, today announced that it has released a container image of its Amazon Linux operating system — which has, until now, only been accessible on AWS virtual machine instances — that customers can now deploy on…
Why it’s time to rethink AI
GUEST: Artificial intelligence has the opportunity to affect almost every aspect of how we live and consume. I struggle to think of a single industry that could not be transformed through AI technologies, leading to huge gains in effectiveness or efficiency. Yet it’s sometimes hard to see a place for…
Square has provided more than $1 billion in loans to businesses
In Square’s ($SQ) third quarter earnings, one figure that stood out was the fact that the company, as of September, has provided more than $1 billion in loans to businesses through its Square Capital program. This comes two years after the program’s launch and matches the speed of competitor PayPal,…
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Sonos Says The Music Industry Is About To Explode Again, And It’s Ready
Over a decade ago, Sonos smartly bet on music-over-Wi-Fi. Now CMO Joy Howard looks ahead to a future where music is built into every home. Over a decade ago, Sonos smartly bet on music-over-Wi-Fi. Now CMO Joy Howard looks ahead to a future where music is built into every home.When…
PhiPAL Adventure Monitor
An electronic device that turns any helmet into a personal performance monitor.
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How Anonymous and Other Hacktivists Fight ISIS Online
Ever since ISIS started its advance in Syria and Iraq, taking control of large swaths of land, the group distinguished itself from previous terrorists groups for its unprecedented reliance on the internet for propaganda, recruitment, and even some low-level hacking. After tragic ISIS-inspired…
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Sam’s Club’s Black Friday deals include 4K TVs and game consoles
We’re not even a full day into November, but somehow the Black Friday festivities (or whatever you’d call this madness) are already getting started. Amazon kicked off some sales this morning, and now, Sam’s Club’s deals for Black Friday proper have leaked online. Here are the highlights, linked where…
UrAvgConsumer’s Ultimate Gaming Space
UrAvgConsumer is one of my favorite YouTubers, mostly because of his consistently well shot, well written, and thoughtful product reviews—but this ultimate gaming room is out of this world, and worth sharing far and wide. If you want a bar for your home office, set it here.The video is the gem here,…
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US election 2016: The view from Japan
Who does Japan support in the US election?
Digital Trends
Travel easier with 5 apps and services for the lazy jetsetter
Travel has become more inconvenient than enjoyable. The packing, the commute to the airport, and the long security checkpoint lines – all before you board. Even the planning of a family getaway is an arduous task. For many, it’s enough to put off that vacation and stay home instead. Luckily, there are…
Amazon Tools Sale – $25 off select Tools $100+ from Makita, Bosch
Amazon Tools Sale – $25 off select Tools $100+ from Makita, Bosch
Hulu signs licensing deals with 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney for upcoming streaming TV service
Hulu on Tuesday said it has reached licensing agreements that’ll allow the company to stream live and on-demand content from 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company through its upcoming streaming TV service.
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TOP 10 Outdoor Gadgets @GearBest
Do you want to know the latest outdoor product trends of the moment? GearBest’s Best Seller list is a great place to check out which items are filling up shopping carts everywhere.#1    Original Xiaomi 20L BackpackLooking for a trendy unconventional sport bag? Xiaomi 20L backpack is a perfect choice….
New, More-Powerful IoT Botnet Infects 3,500 Devices In 5 Days
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: There’s a new, more powerful Internet-of-things botnet in town, and it has managed to infect almost 3,500 devices in just five days, according to a recently published report. Linux/IRCTelnet, as the underlying malware has been named, borrows code…
How IoT is fixing America’s sleep problem
Wake up, America, We have a sleep problem. More than 68% of Americans report having trouble sleeping at least once a week, and many people believe that technology plays a major role in keeping them awake, but can it actually help you get a better night’s sleep? After all, the Internet of Things already…
Ars Technica
Windows zero-day exploited by same group behind DNC hack
Enlarge / That bear looks familiar. On Oct. 31, Google’s Threat Analysis Group revealed a vulnerability in most versions of Windows that is actively being exploited by malware attacks. Today, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices group, acknowledged the exploit…
Digital Trends
Forget about paying a percentage of each fare, Fasten drivers pay a $1 flat fee
Finding and retaining drivers is the biggest challenge for ridesharing companies. Drivers often work for more than one company and often complain they don’t make enough to support their families. Fasten, a relatively new ridesharing service based in Boston but already branching out, is taking a novel…
Tools and Toys
STARDECK: Space-Grade Playing Cards [Kickstarter]
STARDECK is one of those Kickstarter projects I wish I’d heard about sooner, because I definitely would have been pointing peoples’ attention that way by now. It’s a science fiction playing card deck — custom-designed by Alex and Meg Griendling of Minneapolis studio Lunar Saloon — where each suit is…
Newly-Launched ‘Netflix for Classic Movies’ Is Sort Of a Trainwreck
Turner Classic Movies’ new streaming service FilmStruck launched today and immediately broke. With the loss of the Criterion Collection on Hulu, the service was inundated with so many new members, it couldn’t take the heat. As Gizmodo recently observed, Netflix has lost many of its good movies, with… – latest science and technology news stories
First genome sequence of Amur leopard highlights the drawback of a meat only diet
The first whole genome sequence of the Far Eastern Amur leopard is published in the open access journal Genome Biology, providing new insight into carnivory and how it impacts on genetic diversity and population size.
Digital Trends
How a powered exoskeleton helped a paraplegic man walk again
At age seventeen, most teenagers are worried about what major they’ll choose in college, or why that boy or girl they like won’t message them back, despite clearly having read their message on WhatsApp. Mark Daniel was dealing with the fact that he may never walk again. That year, 2007, Daniel was partially…
Digital Trends
Facebook developing open source optical networking device called Voyager
Facebook today unveiled its open source telecom hardware designed to link data centers using a high-speed optical networking system that can cover large geographical distances. The device, called Voyager, is an optical switch described as the first “white box” transponder for Open Packet DWDM optical…
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Electroacupuncture lowers hypertension by activating natural opioids
UCI study shows that repetitive electroacupuncture evokes a long-lasting action in lowering blood pressure in hypertension. (credit: Chris Nugent/UCI) A study led by researchers at UC Irvine’s Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine suggests electroacupuncture can effectively reduce hypertension…
Google Security Engineer Claims Android Is Now As Secure As the iPhone
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: It’s a common assumption among tech geeks, and even cybersecurity experts, that if you are really paranoid, you should probably use an iPhone, and not Android. But the man responsible for securing the more than one billion Android users on the planet…
2016 College Football Predictions
Election Update: Yes, Donald Trump Has A Path To Victory
Tuesday was another pretty good day of polling for Donald Trump. It’s also not an easy day to characterize given the large number of polls published. You could cherry-pick and point to the poll that has Trump up 7 percentage points in North Carolina, for example, or the ABC News/Washington Post national…
Twitter users question the timing of a new FBI document dump
The FBI has again managed to put itself at the center of the presidential election. One of the agency’s Twitter accounts, @FBIRecordsVault, started tweeting again just a few days ago after staying silent for more than a year. Then, it promptly sent an eyebrow-raising tweet.  SEE ALSO: Clinton didn’t…
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Lidar-based system to let Mars rovers sniff out signs of life
One of the Curiosity rover’s main missions is to determine the likelihood that Mars could support life, either now or in the past, and a new instrument developed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center could function as “a rover’s sense of smell” to aid the search. Using lidar, a light-based…
Fan of Pokémon Go? Read this before you vote on Nov. 8
GUEST: You probably think of Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game app that has taken the world by storm, as a Japanese creation. The original Pokémon was, after all, launched by videogame giant Nintendo, a Japanese company. But Pokémon Go’s creation was in fact led by an American company, Niantic,…
Tools that help startups scale effectively
 If you wanted to start your own tech business 10 years ago, you needed deep pockets and extensive knowledge of building the various parts of a company yourself. But you should neither need a hefty amount of capital nor a degree in engineering. If you have a great idea, you should be able to focus on…
What to do if you’re harassed at the polls
Election Day isn’t a federal holiday yet, so the voting public needs to make sure to take time next Tuesday to head to the polls. While filling out ballots should be a straight-forward process, anything goes in this tumultuous campaign climate. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has threatened…
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MIT makes neural nets show their work
Turns out, the inner workings of neural networks really aren’t any easier to understand than those of the human brain. But thanks to research coming out of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), that could soon change….
Omate Yumi is an Android, Amazon Alexa powered home robot
Omate made a name for itself back in the heyday of smartwatches, bucking the trend by putting a full Android OS inside the tiny wearable. Just recently, it made another pioneering effort by putting Amazon’s Alexa front and center, almost literally, of its Limited Edition of the Omate Rise smartwatch….
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New study debunks consensus that math abilities are innate
How do you decide which cart to get behind to check out faster? (credit: iStock) A new theory on how the brain first learns basic math could alter approaches to identifying and teaching students with math-learning disabilities, according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. The…
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Steam now requires that game makers show real screenshots
Have you ever been duped into buying a game on Steam that looked good in the store preview, but was nowhere near as exciting when you sat down to play? Valve wants to put a stop to that. The company is telling Steamworks users that, once the develo…
RT – Daily news
Assad to US media on leading Syria: ‘Captain of the ship doesn’t jump into water’
Syrian President Bashar Assad called out Western media for vilifying him while at the same time whitewashing terrorists as “freedom fighters” to paint a “black-and-white” picture of the war in Syria, as he pledged to not leave office until his term expires. Read Full Article at
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DC approves passing aid-in-dying laws for terminally ill
The DC Council voted to give initial approval to legislation allowing physicians to assist terminally ill patients who wish to end their lives. The 11-2 vote followed passionate arguments both for and against the Death with Dignity Act. Read Full Article at
ACLU sues California over ban on ballot box selfies – CNET
Civil rights group says state’s prohibition on taking selfies at the ballot box violates freedom of speech.
RT – Daily news
NY judge rejects settlement in illegal police spying on Muslims
A New York federal judge has rejected a settlement in cases of NYPD spying and “religious profiling” of Muslims. The judge also urged stronger protection of Muslims’ rights, accusing the police department of “systematic” court order violations. Read Full Article at
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GM’s car-sharing program links Uber drivers to weekly rentals
While we mostly think of GM’s Maven program as just a ZipCar-like car sharing service, it’s more generally an option for “flexible” access to vehicles. That’s why Maven is a part of Lyft’s Express Drive program that offers up short term rentals for drivers, and today it announced a partnership with Uber….
Top News – MIT Technology Review
The Science Behind Your Volumizing Shampoo
Hair-care company Living Proof explains how it uses biotech to develop its products.
Gadgets Are Not People
If you’re currently single, falling in love with an inanimate object might seem like the obvious solution. Whether its 15 inflatable pool toys or just a potentially explosive cellphone, dating the non-living instantly eliminates some of the trickiest relationships issues. Worried they might not like… Full Feed
Bill Weld on Rachel Maddow: ‘I’m Here Vouching for Mrs. Clinton’
What do vice presidential nominees usually do one week before Election Day? Well let’s see, Democrat Tim Kaine was in Wisconsin calling Donald Trump a misogynist who opposes equal rights, Republican Mike Pence was in Valley Forge talking up the GOP’s Obamacare replacement program, the Green Party’s…
Mises Institute
Is There a Savings Glut?
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssIs There a Savings Glut? Money and Banking 0 Views 3 hours agoIn his speech at the New York Federal Reserve of New York on October 5, 2016, the Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer has suggested that a visible decline in the natural interest…
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Google’s Daydream View VR headset-controller combo hits stores next week
Earlier this month, Google showed off a nifty-looking VR headset for your phone that pairs with a handheld controller to let you enjoy more immersive virtual reality experiences than a Cardboard viewer would allow. You can get your hands on it next week: The $80 Daydream View is arriving in stores on…
Gear Patrol
Everything You Need to Haul Gear On Your Car
Including directions on how to do it. …Read More »
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A New Wave of California Eyewear, Made in China
Talking Chinese manufacturing, the California lifestyle and a new brand with Garrett Leight. …Read More »
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Win the Long Weekend with These Duffels
The long weekend is half impulse, half forethought. And a good bag is 100 percent necessary. …Read More »
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3 Smart Devices That’ll Keep Your Home (And You) Warm This Winter
They’ll also save money and prevent catastrophes. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: November 2, 2016
How to save on East Dane apparel, a Fujifilm mirrorless camera and Ray-Ban aviators. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: November 2, 2016
Skullcandy Barricade speakers, a Vitra Limited-Edition Eames Lounge Chair, a Western Rise flannel shirt and much more. …Read More »
IIoT could boost GDP by $15 trillion, though data barriers remain
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to spark mindblowing levels of global GDP growth over the coming years if industry can overcome significant barriers around data. Value Walk discussed the potential of the IIoT market, which GE research predicts will help generate a $10-$15 trillion boost…
RT – Daily news
‘Walls shaking’: 4.5 quake strikes Tulsa, Oklahoma
Social media has been flooded with reports of an earthquake after a 4.5-magnitude tremor hit near the second-largest city in Oklahoma. It comes two months after an even stronger quake hit the area. Read Full Article at
Orca Cooler MOLLE Wrap
For a more functional cooler.
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5 Tricks Gun-Control Advocates Play
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssLegal SystemPolitical Theory5 Tricks Gun-Control Advocates Play 0 Views There’s been little talk of gun control this presidential election cycle, although state-level proposals continue to make it onto state ballots. Gun control positions have come down…
Amazon plans to enter Southeast Asia with Singapore launch in Q1 2017
 Amazon is ready to enlarge its presence in Asia. One week after it quietly introduced its Prime service to China, plans for its entry into Southeast Asia next year have surfaced. Read More
ReadWrite cancels breakthrough self-driving vehicle kit amid federal inquiry unveiled what could have been a breakthrough conversion kit that turns regular cars into self-driving ones. That is, until a legal challenge pushed its CEO to cancel the product before it even made it to market.’s first major hardware product, Comma One, is a green box that could…
Tesla presses case for SolarCity merger saying it would add $1 billion to 2017 revenue
(Reuters) – Tesla Motors said on Tuesday its $2.6 billion merger with SolarCity would add over $500 million in cash to the electric carmaker’s balance sheet over the next three years, while contributing over $1 billion to revenue in 2017. Shares of Tesla fell another 2 percent in after-hours trade after…
Great wallpaper resources to keep your desktop and phone home screen fresh
There’s no shortage of great places to find something to revitalize your home screens, whether you are into beautiful landscapes, abstract illustrations or simple designs and patterns. If you are still rocking your device’s default wallpaper and need some inspiration to mix it up a bit here are some…
Next Big Future
Alibaba’s Jack Ma sees 3-5 tough years for China but then about 5% GDP per year for 15 years
China’s economy will face “a difficult three to five years” but the slowdown will be good for its long-term development, Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma told the South China Morning Post in an interview just before the e-commerce giant’s takeover of the 113-year-old newspaper.Ma said the Chinese economy…
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Explosion in cancer deaths among women predicted
Two reports have warned of an explosion in cancer deaths among women, with a toll, mainly from breast cancer, of some 5.5 million per year by 2030 — roughly the population of Denmark.
California self-driving dreamin’ hits industry’s sour reality
California’s recently proposed rules for autonomous vehicle testing are getting a thumbs down from developers of robotic cars. Yahoo! announced the state released its proposal for regulations that govern the testing of autonomous vehicles. But industry leaders, including representatives from Google’s…
Newswise: SciNews
Balancing Energy Demand Could Save Money
An incentive program that shifts electricity usage for low-priority activities to nonpeak times could help balance the demand for electricity and ease pressure on aging transmission lines. Utilities can then pass those energy savings on to consumers through discounted rates for those who agree to alter…
Next Big Future
Neurons from stem cells replace damaged neurons and integrate into the brain
Embryonic neural stem cells transplanted into damaged areas of the visual cortex of adult mice were able to differentiate into pyramidal cells — forming normal synaptic connections, responding to visual stimuli, and integrating into neural networks — researchers at LMU Munich, the Max Planck Institute…
Digital Trends
Twitter’s new quick replies allow for instant direct message interactions with businesses
Twitter has introduced a couple of handy new direct messaging features for brands and businesses as part of its ongoing bid to make itself the premier customer service portal. Companies with a Twitter presence can now set a default “welcome message” that greets consumers — without relying on a prompt…
RT – Daily news
New bionic eye implant connects directly to brain, allowing blind woman to see shapes & colors
Scientists may have made a significant breakthrough in restoring human sight, as a woman who had been blind for seven years has regained the ability to see shapes and colours with a bionic eye implant. Read Full Article at
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Huawei: Automotive and energy industries driving 5G and IoT, not telcos
Huawei has said it is now the automotive and energy industries driving the 5G network evolution, with mobile telcos likely unable to retain their current business model under the IoT.
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3 Excellent SSDs Under $100.00
Storing data is something everyone with a computer does at one point or another. Whether it is program data, files, images, videos, music, games, etc., it all needs to be stored. If you are looking for a means of fast, reliable, data storage then a solid-state drive (SSD) may be right for you.
NASA Signals Interest In Extending Commercial Spaceflight To the Moon
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: NASA on Tuesday took a tentative step toward contracting with private companies to send scientific payloads to the surface of the Moon, beginning as early as next year. The space agency hasn’t committed to funding these projects yet, but this may…
Digital Trends
Twitter has finally gotten around to launching its ‘Highlights’ feature for iOS
Twitter is currently rolling out a new feature for iOS that Android users have been enjoying for the last 18 months. Well, better late than never, eh. “Highlights” is touted as a “fast and simple summary … of the best stuff that is most relevant to you,” and is delivered via push notifications – up…
RT – Daily news
ISIS boss al-Baghdadi ‘trapped’ in Mosul as Iraqi army gears up for takeover – reports
Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the second most-wanted terrorist in the world, has been hiding in the group’s besieged stronghold of Mosul, encircled by the Iraqi army and allied militias, a senior Kurdish commander told the Independent. Read Full Article at
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Ivory Coast backs new constitution in landslide vote, opposition cries foul
An opposition-boycotted referendum to change Ivory Coast’s constitution has easily passed, electoral officials said Tuesday, but opponents swiftly dismissed the vote as fraudulent.
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
For the first time, brain surface stimulation provides ‘touch’ feedback to direct movement
Seattle WA (SPX) Nov 02, 2016 In the quest to restore movement to people with spinal cord injuries, researchers have focused on getting brain signals to disconnected nerves and muscles that no longer receive messages that would spur them to move. But grasping a cup or brushing hair or cooking…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Clouds are impeding global warming for now
Livermore CA (SPX) Nov 02, 2016 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. The results imply that studies…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Italy PM vows to rebuild quake region
Rome (AFP) Nov 1, 2016 Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday vowed to rebuild the entire region flattened by Sunday’s earthquake as the country’s main farming union called for help. Speaking from Preci in the mountainous central region of Italy that has been devastated by three powerful…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Researchers test shark detection sonar technology in Australia
Sydney (UPI) Nov 1, 2016 Researchers in New South Wales are partnering with the government to monitor shark activity near popular beaches. Their management plan includes a number of monitoring technologies, including aerial and drone surveillance, as well as shark tagging and tracking. Most…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
3,000 Italian farms ‘need quake help’
Rome (AFP) Nov 1, 2016 Some 3,000 farms in the earthquake-hit region of central Italy are in danger of being abandoned and need urgent help, the main Italian farming union said on Tuesday. Farming is the primary industry in the mountainous region where tens of thousands of livestock are affected,…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Louvre could house treasures from Iraq, Syria: Hollande
Lens, France (AFP) Nov 1, 2016 French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday said the Louvre could house threatened treasures from Iraq, Syria and other war-torn countries at a secure site in northern France. The precious items could be placed in safe keeping at a conservation facility due to…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
2016 Antarctic ozone hole moderate sized, consistent with expectations
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 02, 2016 The hole in Earth’s ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September grew to about 8.9 million square miles in 2016 before starting to recover, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who monitor the annual…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Elephant poaching costs Africa tourism $25mn: study
Paris (AFP) Nov 1, 2016 Stopping the killing of elephants for their tusks could add some $25 million (23 million euros) to Africa’s annual tourism income, more than offsetting the anti-poaching spend, a study said Tuesday. While the figure pales in comparison to the estimated value of the black…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Entire Himalayan arc can produce large earthquakes
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2016 The main fault at the foot of the Himalayan mountains can likely generate destructive, major earthquakes along its entire 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) length, a new study finds. Combining historical documents with new geologic data, the study shows the previously…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Restoring the sense of touch in amputees using natural signals of the nervous system
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 02, 2016 Scientists at the University of Chicago and Case Western Reserve University have found a way to produce realistic sensations of touch in two human amputees by directly stimulating the nervous system. The study, published Oct. 26 in Science Translational Medicine…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
New coating is too slippery for bacteria to grow on
Boston (UPI) Nov 1, 2016 It’s hard for biofilm to develop on the surface of an object if bacteria can’t latch on to it. Scientists believe a new, ultra-low adhesive coating could thwart bacterial growth before it starts by making medical implants and other devices extra slippery. The new coating…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Satellite to improve weather forecasts
Beijing (XNA) Oct 26, 2016 China will launch its latest independently developed weather satellite at the end of this year, which is said to be technically comparable to similar satellites being built in Europe and the United States. The FY 4 satellite, the country’s second generation of weather…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
New biochar model scrubs CO2 from the atmosphere
Ithaca NY (SPX) Nov 02, 2016 New Cornell University research suggests an economically viable model to scrub carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to thwart global warming. The researchers propose using a “bioenergy-biochar system” that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in an environmental pinch,…
BBC News – World
Arrest sought for President Park’s friend Choi in S Korea corruption row
South Korean prosecutors request the arrest of a friend of the president over corruption claims. – latest science and technology news stories
Lisbon dreams of Europe’s Silicon Valley tag
Lisbon is betting that hosting the Web Summit, Europe’s largest tech event, will spur the growth of startups and draw foreign investors, helping it compete with the continent’s main innovation hubs.
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Scientists reveal how Orientale crater formed on the Moon billions of years ago
London, UK (SPX) Nov 02, 2016 Scientists have simulated the conditions that formed a huge bullseye-shaped crater on the Moon, called Orientale. The Orientale impact basin is located on the Moon’s south western region, or the left-hand edge as seen from Earth. It is made up of concentric rings…
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A Lesson of Military Tactics Failing To Keep Up With Technological Change
McLean VA (SPX) Nov 01, 2016 We are in the midst of the Golden Age of Space. Revolutionary technologies are being introduced right now that will change how we communicate, relate, and see the world. And the U.S. government must change its concept of how to use these space capabilities to take advantage…
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NASA Uses Tunnel Approach to Study How Heat Affects SLS Rocket
Huntsville AL (SPX) Nov 02, 2016 NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System, will hit high temperatures as it reaches speeds of more than 17,000 mph in just 8.5 minutes. So, how does heat affect the world’s most powerful rocket for human missions to deep space, including the journey to Mars? The…
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New Model Explains the Moon’s Weird Orbit
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 02, 2016 The moon, Earth’s closest neighbor, is among the strangest planetary bodies in the solar system. Its orbit lies unusually far away from Earth, with a surprisingly large orbital tilt. Planetary scientists long have struggled to piece together a scenario that accounts…
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China to launch Long March-5 carrier rocket in November
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2016 China’s largest carrier rocket, the Long March-5, will make its first trip into space in early November this year. The rocket, which arrived at the Wenchang launch center in south China’s Hainan Province in September, was transported to the launch area on Friday morning,…
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Shared vision and goals for the future of Europe in space
Paris (ESA) Nov 02, 2016 A ‘Joint Statement on Shared Vision and Goals for the Future of European Space’ was signed by ESA Director General Jan Woerner and European Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska in Brussels. In the past two Space Councils, in an informal setting under the EU Council Presidency…
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New instrument could search for signatures of life on Mars
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 02, 2016 A sensing technique that the U.S. military currently uses to remotely monitor the air to detect potentially life-threatening chemicals, toxins, and pathogens has inspired a new instrument that could “sniff” for life on Mars and other targets in the solar system – the…
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SSL delivers Sky Perfect JSAT satellite to Kourou
Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Nov 02, 2016 Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, has announced that the JCSAT-15 satellite, which it designed and built for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SKY Perfect JSAT), has arrived at the European Spaceport…
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Switch Flipped on LAMP in Lunar Orbit to Improve Data
San Antonio TX (SPX) Nov 02, 2016 A Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) team successfully opened a “failsafe” door on the Lyman-Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) instrument in lunar orbit, improving the quality of ultraviolet (UV) data it collects. The door, one of LAMP’s few moving parts, operated flawlessly,…
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The Growing Necessity for Space Traffic Management
McLean VA (SPX) Nov 01, 2016 Recently I attended the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference. I have attended this conference before and I am always impressed by the technological revolution that is occurring in all things related to Space Situational Awareness (SSA)….
RT – Daily news
Putin orders 10-hour humanitarian pause in Aleppo on Nov. 4 – Russian military
President Vladimir Putin has ordered a humanitarian pause in Aleppo from 9am to 7pm on November 4, the Russian General Staff has reported, while urging the armed groups to stop fighting in Aleppo and leave the city with their arms via two corridors. Read Full Article at
Digital Trends
U.K. may start using eagles to take down drones flying contraband into prisons
Some eagles could soon be spending much of their life in jail if the U.K. government gets its way. No, the powers-that-be aren’t looking to target the majestic creature in some kind of bizarre police crackdown on bird-instigated crime. Instead, it’s hoping to make use of their supreme hunting skills…
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China’s WeChat messenger tests its own version of instant apps
WeChat might not mean much here in the US, but in Asia, the messaging app boasts some 800 million users. Its next step toward dominance is “small programs” that act like apps within the chat service, according The Information. These perform singular… Full Feed
Brickbat: Civics Lesson
Officials at New Mexico’s Mesilla Elementary School told fifth-grader Chris Walker not to wear his Hillary Clinton T-shirt to school anymore. When his dad called to find out why, he said he was told some parents had complained that students were discussing politics during recess. A school spokeswoman…
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Video: Air strikes on Mosul help breach Islamic State group’s defences
Iraqi elite brigades fought their way into the outskirts of Mosul on Tuesday, backed by coalition air strikes. FRANCE 24’s reporters followed Iraq’s special forces as they coordinated the advance with their international allies.
U.S. Needs Big Bet on Chips
The U.S. government should launch a new multi-billion national research effort to define a post-silicon semiconductor industry.
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Samsung gives you one more reason to buy its SSDs on Black Friday
Chances are you’re probably thinking about bumping up your solid state storage; it’s just one of those things you never have enough of, and now Samsung is sweetening the pot by including a free game code for Watch_Dogs 2.As part of a new partnership with Ubisoft, the game will come bundled with Samsung…
BBC News – World
Flight MH370 ‘made rapid descent’
Flight MH370 was not in a controlled descent when it plunged into the Indian Ocean, a report says.
RT – Daily news
Russian reactor running on weapons-grade plutonium from warheads named ‘top plant’ by US magazine
The influential US magazine on energy industry, Power, has chosen the BN-800, Russia’s new fast-neutron breeder reactor, for its annual ‘Top Plant’ award. The reactor was signed for commercial operation on Monday. Read Full Article at
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Top 3 Best Robotic Vacuum Cleaners For 11.11 Promotion Sale 2016
Top 3 Best Robotic Vacuum Cleaners of 2016Did you miss 2016 massive 11.11 Global Shopping Festival? Got your eye on the latest cool tech, or looking for must-have gadgets? We’re here to the rescue this best Season with 11.11 Promotion: Join the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival for the Lowest Ever Prices…
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Instead of Rent: November, 2016
The moderately and (very) immoderately priced goods that I’d rather spend it on this month. Fidelity Wool Classic Coat 80% wool / 20% nylon outer 100% cotton lining Horn buttons Made in USA $475.00 at End Clothing Aigle Quercy Boots Waxed suede upper Leather lining Norwegian welt Rubber sole Made in… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Microscope Stage for Productive Microplate Imaging
Prior Scientific announces the H139, a new motorised microscope stage designed to enable life scientists to precisely position, move and image up to two microplates or nine microscope slides…. – Nanotechnology News Feed
SUN Shares its Latest Achievements During the 3rd Annual Project Meeting
The results from the 3rd SUN annual meeting showed great advancement of the project. The meeting was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK on 4-5 October 2016 where the project… – Nanotechnology News Feed
The Sustainable Nanotechnologies Project’s Final Events: Bringing Nano Environmental Health and Safety Assessment to the Wider Discussion on Risk Governance of Key Enabling Technologies
The EU FP7 Sustainable Nanotechnologies (SUN) Project is coming to its end in March 2017. The project has designed its final events to serve as an effective platform to…
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10 Best Android phones 2016: which should you buy?
You can no longer get the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, so if you want a smartphone with the stylus, you’ll have to dial it back to the Galaxy Note 5. Don’t worry, there was never any Note 6, so this phone is only a year old and still incredibly powerful.Its 5.7-inch screen gives you ample room to doodle…
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The 10 best tablets you can buy in 2016
Update: iOS 10 has landed for the Apple tablets – and with Nougat on the way for most of the Android slates, the list is chock-full of interesting choices.The best tablets of 2016 are all about combination, with most offering a decent keyboard and desktop-style experience to sound the death knell for…
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The Morning After: Wednesday November 2nd, 2016
Yes, it’s the start of hump day, but you may have missed Google revealing unpatched Windows 10 bugs, the truth of the dark web and (in cheerier news) our beautiful Engadget Holiday Gift Guide. We also take a closer look at Xiaomi’s plan to become mor…
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VR Will Be A $38 Billion Industry By 2026: Report
Don’t expect an overnight success: The virtual reality sector will see only modest gains for the next few years before it finally takes off. Don’t expect an overnight success: The virtual reality sector will see only modest gains for the next few years before it finally takes off.Virtual…
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Mosul battle: Iraqi troops secure foothold in eastern outskirts
Iraqi forces secure their foothold in eastern Mosul, a day after entering the city for the first time. – latest science and technology news stories
100 feet below the surface bioluminescent organisms are the dominant light source, study shows
A new study published today in Scientific Reports by University of Delaware researchers and colleagues reveals that 100 feet below the surface of the ocean is a critical depth for ecological activity in the Arctic polar night—a period of near continuous winter darkness. – latest science and technology news stories
Transforming, self-learning software could help save the planet
Artificially intelligent computer software that can learn, adapt and rebuild itself in real-time could help combat climate change.
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Gatekeeping Proteins to Aberrant RNA: You Shall Not Pass
Berkeley Lab researchers found that aberrant strands of genetic code have telltale signs that enable gateway proteins to recognize and block them from exiting the nucleus. Their findings shed light on a complex system of cell regulation that acts as a form of quality control for the transport of genetic…
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MD Anderson-Led Study Develops Prediction Model for Lung Cancer Risk in Never Smokers
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new personalized assessment tool that could better predict lung cancer risk in never, light and heavy smokers using a large Taiwanese prospective cohort study.
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Plant-genome hackers seek better ways to produce customized crops
As gene editing opens doors, plant researchers are hamstrung by the need for better ways to slip their molecular tools into cells.Nature 539 16 doi: 10.1038/539016a
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‘You can’t break out’: Russia to open corridors for militants to leave Aleppo on Friday
President Vladimir Putin has ordered a humanitarian pause in Aleppo from 9am to 7pm on November 4, the Russian General Staff has reported, while urging the armed groups to stop fighting in Aleppo and leave the city with their arms via two corridors. Read Full Article at
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Duma committee passes bill on short-term military contracts
The State Duma Committee for Defense has approved a draft law allowing citizens to sign short-term military contracts and participate in counter-terrorist operations in Russia and abroad, as well as other missions required by extraordinary circumstances. Read Full Article at
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Oil continues to fall as US stockpiles unexpectedly grow
Crude prices extended losses to a five-week low on Wednesday as the American Petroleum Institute reported an increase of 9.3 million barrels in US inventories, more than nine times the amount analysts predicted. Read Full Article at
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The PlayStation Store is currently having a massive sale
If, like me, you’ve got an increasingly large pile of games that you’ve been meaning to pick up in a sale, then your time might have arrived. That’s right, the season of crazy deals is upon us, and Sony is getting into the action with a pretty substantial PlayStation Store sale, with price reductions…
The Next Web
This obscure Korean bot has quietly turned into a swearing machine
Back in 2002, way before the chatbot hype of 2016, Korean software development studio ISMaker came up with a simple but powerful idea. They wanted to create the first crowdsourced messenger bot. So they developed Simsimi, a friendly yellow ball you can chat with. For every sentence you type, it looks…
Canada’s MDA says commercial satellite market shows unexpected softness
PARIS — Canadian satellite builder and geospatial-services provider MDA Corp. on Nov. 1 pulled back from earlier optimistic assessments of the global commercial telecommunications satellite business, saying strong customer interest in new satellites was not translating into contracts. MDA, which is…
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How to Remove Viruses and Malware on Your Windows PC
Whether you saw a message saying a virus was detected, or your computer just seems slow and unreliable, you’ll want to scan for malware on your PC and remove any you find.Click Here to Continue Reading
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These Glasses Fool Facial Recognition Into Thinking You’re Someone Else
Looking to stay out of trouble? Now you can avoid facial recognition, or even “frame” someone else (get it?) by impersonating them with new eyeglasses developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.The glasses, recently described in this paper and featured on the excellent blog Prosthetic Knowledge,… – latest science and technology news stories
New study reveals relationships between chemicals found on comets
A new study has revealed similarities and relationships between certain types of chemicals found on 30 different comets, which vary widely in their overall composition compared to one another. The research is part of ongoing investigations into these primordial bodies, which contain material largely… – latest science and technology news stories
Support from family and friends significantly reduces stress in wild chimpanzees
In humans and other social animals stress is associated with poor health and high mortality. These negative effects can be buffered by receiving social support from relatives or friends. However, the mechanisms responsible for this effect remain largely unknown. A team led by Roman Wittig, Catherine… – latest science and technology news stories
New, space-based view of human-made carbon dioxide
Scientists have produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide ever made solely from satellite observations of the greenhouse gas. The maps, based on data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite and generated with a new data-processing technique, agree well with… – latest science and technology news stories
Prototype capture system, mock asteroid help simulate mission sequence
A prototype of the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) robotic capture module system is tested with a mock asteroid boulder in its clutches at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The robotic portion of ARM is targeted for launch in 2021. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers uncover hidden censorship on Chinese live-streaming apps
Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab are publishing a report today that reveals hidden keyword blacklists that are used to censor chats on three popular Chinese live streaming applications, YY, 9158, and Sina Show. Contrary to prior research and assumptions that Internet censorship… – latest science and technology news stories
Engineers study controlled wildfires in a lab to better understand the real thing
Wildfires, such as California’s summer-long Soberanes Fire, are being recreated in a third-floor aerosols laboratory in Brauer Hall on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis by a team from the School of Engineering & Applied Science. – latest science and technology news stories
How far did sea level rise? It’s no walk-on-the-beach calculation
Figuring out how far sea level rose during past warm periods in Earth’s history starts with a walk on the beach, a keen eye for evidence of ancient shorelines, and a highly accurate GPS system. The math isn’t as simple as subtracting the distance from the old shoreline to the water’s edge, though. As… – latest science and technology news stories
When women are more like men, they still face STEM bias
Whenever Cornell demographer Sharon Sassler talks about her latest research, she has to restrain herself from singing the lyric, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” from the musical “My Fair Lady.” – latest science and technology news stories
Climate change top concern of millennials
Sixty-three per cent of young Australians rank climate change as the most serious issue facing Australia – three times the number in any other geographical area of the world, a global survey has found. – latest science and technology news stories
Glucose-monitoring contact lens would feature transparent sensor
Type 1 diabetes patients may one day be able to monitor their blood glucose levels and even control their insulin infusions via a transparent sensor on a contact lens, a new Oregon State University study suggests. – latest science and technology news stories
Performing chemical reactions inside tiny droplets can help manufacturers develop greener processes for coating drugs
An A*STAR-led discovery could lead to improvements in the way drugs are delivered to the right parts of the body by uncovering the mechanisms that help oil, water, and free radicals mix in tiny droplets. – latest science and technology news stories
A quantum effect allows infrared measurements to be performed by detecting visible light
By weaving some quantum wizardry, A*STAR researchers have achieved something that appears to be a contradiction in terms—using visible light to perform spectroscopy at infrared wavelengths. Even more mysterious is that the visible light does not even pass through the sample being measured. – latest science and technology news stories
Probes that can easily enter cells to label target molecules only can be readily made thanks to a new model
A new model developed by A*STAR researchers will assist the production of tailor-made probes for imaging specific molecules inside cells. This method promises to improve the imaging of living cells and hence uncover more secrets about how they operate. – latest science and technology news stories
One hormone to rule them all
Identifying stress hormones in insects can be a step towards environmentally friendly pesticides. Researchers from Stockholm University have discovered that one hormone coordinates the responses to stress in fruit flies. Their study is recently published in the Royal Society journal Open Biology. – Nanotechnology News Feed
World’s First Installation of Multi-Technique, Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy System at a Synchrotron Source
The SOLEIL Synchrotron, Saint Aubin, France, and Anasys Instruments, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, announce the world’s first commissioning at a synchrotron source of the nanoIR2-s, a nanoscale IR…
Beboncool Wired Bluetooth Game Controller with Clip $19.49
Beboncool Wired Bluetooth Game Controller with Clip $19.49
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Project Scorpio: everything we know about Microsoft’s 4K-ready Xbox
Update: Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has revealed on Twitter that the Scorpio console will support Xbox 360 backwards compatibility. Console’s are weird right now aren’t they? First we had the rumors, and then the announcement of the PS4 Pro, and in between we had Microsoft’s announcement and release of the…
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The Galaxy S8 could be almost all screen
Samsung’s flagships already have minimal bezel to the left and right of the screen, especially curved phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, but it seems the company is working towards getting rid of the bezels above and below the display too, and that the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be 90% screen on the…
Cisco says it’ll make IoT safe because it owns the network
Cisco Systems is making a play for the fundamental process of putting IoT devices online, promising greater ease of use and security as enterprises prepare to deploy potentially millions of connected objects. Thanks to a dominant position in Internet Protocol networks, Cisco can do what no other company…
The Next Web
Nintendo isn’t ready to put its dying Wii U console to sleep
Following reports that Nintendo is cutting the production of its Wii U console by the end of this week, the Japanese gaming titan is now denying the rumor and claims it “is not true.” Eurogamer was first to suggest the end of the Wii successor after “multiple sources” had “confirmed” the rumor. However,…
Why Vulnerability Is So Important
You know how important it is to break out of your comfort zone, say yes more often, and allow yourself to be vulnerable. But what if that vulnerability makes you so anxious you find it hard to function? The key is learning to embrace vulnerability without allowing it to take over.Read more… Physics News
Laser produces infrared beams over an unprecedented range of wavelengths
A*STAR scientists have developed a unique fast-pulsing fiber laser that has the widest wavelength output to date. This type of laser could replace several fixed-wavelength lasers and form the basis of compact devices useful for a range of medical and military applications. Physics News
A quantum effect allows infrared measurements to be performed by detecting visible light
By weaving some quantum wizardry, A*STAR researchers have achieved something that appears to be a contradiction in terms—using visible light to perform spectroscopy at infrared wavelengths. Even more mysterious is that the visible light does not even pass through the sample being measured.
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Russia & Turkey contemplate free trade pact in 2017
Ankara is considering entering into a free trade agreement with Russia as soon as next year, Turkish Trade Minister Bulent Tufenkci told RIA Novosti. Read Full Article at
Race issues emerge as a challenge for tech companies like Uber, Facebook
Lawmakers on Tuesday objected to a Facebook feature that allows advertisers to target housing ads to exclude certain racial and ethnic groups from promotions and marketing.In another race-related development that affects tech companies, the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts,…
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Black Caucus: Facebook ads violate discrimination laws
Facebook’s practice of letting advertisers exclude racial groups from targeted ads has caught the eye of US lawmakers. “We are writing to express our deep concerns with reports that Facebook’s ‘Ethnic Affinities’ advertising customization feature allows for advertisers to exclude specific racial and… Full Feed
Illinois Sheriff Passes Off Japanese Candy As Marijuana-Infused Halloween Treat
On Monday the Bureau County, Illinois, sheriff’s office issued a press release describing “an incident following Trick or Treat” in which “parents came forward with suspicious looking candy marked as Crunch Choco Bar,” the wrapper of which “has small pictures of cannabis leaves on it.” According to…
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States to Vote on Controversial Energy Issues this Election
Floridians will decide on a contentious solar energy measure, and Washington may pass the country’s first carbon tax — Read more on – latest science and technology news stories
The cosmic crime-scene hunt for clues on how galaxies are formed
How did large galaxies, like our own Milky Way and the nearby Andromeda Galaxy, emerge from the featureless soup that existed after the birth of our universe? – latest science and technology news stories
Natural pigments and useful raw materials from autumn leaves for industry
Autumn leaves contain a range of interesting substances such as pigments, carbohydrates, proteins and compounds that inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing leaf-processing technologies, which could be used by the cosmetics, textile and feed and… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers find evidence for a cold, serpentinized mantle wedge beneath Mt. St. Helens
It’s been more than 35 years since the last major eruption of Mount St. Helens. Since that blast, much research has been conducted with scientists learning a great deal about one of the most active volcanoes within the Cascade arc, a North-South chain of volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest that formed…
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Get The World’s First Smart Trampoline For Your Backyard
Have you ever considered purchasing a trampoline for your family, but found the safety concerns deterring you from going through with it? The post Get The World’s First Smart Trampoline For Your Backyard appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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China criticizes Donald Trump’s plan to pull out of the Paris climate agreement
The Chinese government, in a break from its public position to not comment on the US election, has called out Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s plan to withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement that is expected to enter into force on Friday. Xie Zhenhua, China’s special representative…
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Barcelona Wants to Push Cars Out and Reclaim Roads as Public Space
A superblock in Barcelona. Image: Barcelona.catBellicose taxi drivers beeping their horns at pedestrians, blaring car stereos and the mosquito-like whine of a scooter weaving through traffic are a few of the sounds that dominate most Barcelona streets. The city has some of the highest noise levels in…
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MacBook Pro could get an OLED display – but at what cost?
New MacBook Pros were only revealed last week but we’re already hearing rumors about future models, and one of the bigger changes potentially in the pipeline is a shiny new OLED display for Apple’s notebooks.According to Korean tech site ET News, Apple wants to move beyond using OLED technology merely…
Loop Connected Photo Display Proves The Digital Photoframe Is Back
Want to know the most interesting trend of 2016? The resurgence of connected photo frames. It’s like if everyone has collectively woken up from a tablet-induced dream … Read More
Aer Duffel Pack Makes Transporting Your Gym Clothes & PC A Breeze
Tired of having to use a separate gym bag or stuffing your sweaty clothes in your laptop bag? The folks behind the Aer Duffel Pack know that … Read More
Are You Ready to Swallow a Pill Full of Poop?
Fecal transplants may be a miracle cure for some of our nastiest illnesses. Just say Ahhh … The post Are You Ready to Swallow a Pill Full of Poop? appeared first on WIRED.
Inside the Classroom Where San Quentin Inmates Learn to Code
At San Quentin State Prison in California, a new project offers a chance for inmates to take part in the tech transformations they might have missed. The post Inside the Classroom Where San Quentin Inmates Learn to Code appeared first on WIRED.
It’s Time to Think About Living in Parking Garages
Sustainability-minded architects prep for the future parking structures that could, one day, house humans. The post It’s Time to Think About Living in Parking Garages appeared first on WIRED.
Missing the MagSafe Charger in the New MacBook? Here’s Your Dongle
Missing MagSafe in the new MacBook Pro? Try this instead. The post Missing the MagSafe Charger in the New MacBook? Here’s Your Dongle appeared first on WIRED.
Wanna Feel Small? Step Into an Abandoned Cooling Tower
Don’t ask permission. Just sneak in. The post Wanna Feel Small? Step Into an Abandoned Cooling Tower appeared first on WIRED.
7 Streaming Political Docs To Make You Feel a Tiny Bit Better About 2016
Need a reprieve from this year’s brutal, bizarro election? These great behind-the-scenes accounts will remind you that campaigning has always been painful. The post 7 Streaming Political Docs To Make You Feel a Tiny Bit Better About 2016 appeared first on WIRED.
The World’s Telecoms Are Under Threat From All Sides
CenturyLink, a major telecom. is acquiring the Internet backbone company Level 3. It’s a deal that shows just how much the telecom world is changing. The post The World’s Telecoms Are Under Threat From All Sides appeared first on WIRED.
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What Is the Special Something That Makes the Human Mind Unique?
The capacity to engage in shared tasks such as hunting large game and building cities may be what separated modern humans from our primate cousins — Read more on
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Industry-Funded Soda Studies Don’t Recognize Obesity Risks
A new review finds independent researchers arrive at very different conclusions — Read more on
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jruiter tinnie 10 side-by-side vessel is a perfect isoceles triangle
stepping on board jruiter’s tinnie 10 boat passengers will meet the natural white oak plank flooring; and xorel upholstered seating, providing comfort for two adults when cruising through waterscapes. The post jruiter tinnie 10 side-by-side vessel is a perfect isoceles triangle appeared first on designboom…
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Waterproof pants change as quickly as the weather
Cycling to work is good for your health and the planet, but pedalling through driving rain and arriving at the office soaked to the core is no fun. Although one solution is to study the weather report, sometimes there’s simply no avoiding the weather. A team from Denmark has created a pair…
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US special forces demand more resources, fewer missions from next president
The next US administration should rethink the use of special forces, giving them more resources and fewer missions to ease their “heavy burden,” top officers have said in a newly released paper.  Read Full Article at
Consuming Energy Drinks Every Day Can Cause Hepatitis
Energy drinks are an incredibly popular type of beverage that promises to give you the extra energy you need to get through a busy day. But consuming them can come at the cost […]
Microsoft Flow Is Out of Beta, Ready to Challenge IFTTT’s Automation
Android/iOS/Web: Microsoft’s IFTTT competitor Flow has been in beta for the better part of 2016 but it wasn’t quite fully-baked yet. Now, the company is ready to release it to the world and it’s starting to look good.Read more… – latest science and technology news stories
Modern-day tools help probe our distant past
Computers are better than humans at carrying out mathematical operations, a facility that extends to the organization and retrieval of digital data. Electronic and digital sensors are better than humans at perceiving and recording many of the qualities of the physical environment, especially when it… – latest science and technology news stories
Looking for dangerous pathogens in rural Mongolia
The fortified Toyota Land Cruiser slipped and bounced in the muddy hollows of the rain-drenched Mongolian steppe. The driver, a native Mongolian man named Inka who spoke little English, slowly engineered the vehicle along what just two days earlier was a dusty pair of dirt tracks. – latest science and technology news stories
What makes a city tick? Designing the ‘urban DMA’
Great cities and neighbourhoods always have a particular kind of urban intensity – what we might call the “character”, “buzz” or “atmosphere” that emerges over time. While unique in many ways, great cities also have certain things in common. One way to understand these properties is to think about a…
New Delhi continues to choke with polluted air after Diwali
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to breathe in India’s capital New Delhi. People in New Delhi woke up Wednesday to another severe level of air quality, blanketed by low visibility. The air quality hasn’t improved much in New Delhi even though it has been three days since Diwali. SEE ALSO: 2 billion…
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Apple Said to Be Considering Augmented Reality for Car Driving System
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report outlining why he believes Apple has shifted its focus from its original rumored car project in favor of augmented reality technology. According to Kuo, reports that Apple has turned its attention to developing a software-based…
How to watch Microsoft’s big Office event today
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Office vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer are hosting an event in New York today to talk about … something Office-related. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. Eastern (8 a.m. Pacific), and you can watch it live here. Recent reports say Microsoft will unveil a Slack competitor…
Japan may be almost solely responsible for Twitter’s growth at this point
As Twitter fumbles around for a buyer or a business plan, the company can be hard-pressed at times to point to any hopeful signs in its business. But one bright spot stands out in the quarterly earnings statement that Twitter filed this week with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Japan. According…
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A military poison gas detector could help find life on Mars
For several years now, the US military has monitored the air in certain highly-populated locations for potentially life-threatening chemicals, toxins or pathogens released either by accident or as part of a terrorist attack. That’s no easy task. The automated sensors that do the scanning are highly complex,…
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Microsoft scrambling to close gaping hole in Windows
Yesterday, we reported on a critical zero-day Windows vulnerability which is being actively exploited, and Microsoft has now given further details on this flaw (which was first revealed by Google) and assured users that it will be patched next week.According to Terry Myerson, Executive VP, Windows and…
Why Emma Watson is hiding books on the London Underground
LONDON — What could be better than a free book?  A free book with a note inside from Emma Watson, duh.  SEE ALSO: Actress-turned-activist Emma Watson narrates inspiring short film on women’s equality On Tuesday, Emma Watson played a new role — book fairy of the London Underground. She left copies…
Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 end of sales was October 31, 2016
If you are familiar with the Windows operating system, you are probably aware that Microsoft has a lifecycle for its older operating systems that includes launch, on sale, end of sale, and end of support dates. Microsoft has announced that the end of sales for Windows 7 and 8.1 for PCs with the OS pre-installed…
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This Blue Alien Planet Is Not at All Earth-Like
Scientists have found a world that looks like ours, but has deadly winds and rains molten glass — Read more on
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When Tech Companies Copy One Anothers’ Best Ideas, Consumers Suffer
Phones and tablets work pretty much the same way no matter who makes them, and it’s not good for consumers — Read more on
Resolver plans to use AI to make your customer complaint stick
 Whenever I receive bad service from a brand, I typically fire off an angry tweet and hope the company or organisation I’m complaining about notices the blue tick next to my name and takes action accordingly. It’s ungracious, makes me look like a bit of a dick, and similar to trying to shift a caffeine-induced…
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thijs biersteker’s plastic reflectic installation provokes a conscious response
the interactive installation brings the subject of plastic waste to the surface. The post thijs biersteker’s plastic reflectic installation provokes a conscious response appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Muscles more sensitive to stretch than previously thought
Almost 50 years after Nobel prize-winner Andrew Huxley published his seminal findings about muscle contraction, scientists from the University of Bristol have retraced Huxley’s steps. Their …
Flexible solar panels are vastly increasing drone endurance
Flexible, thin-film solar panels from a Silicon Valley company are allowing drone makers to keep their craft in the sky for hours longer than is possible with batteries alone. The panels, from Alta Devices in Sunnyvale, are produced on thin plastic sheets that can be stuck on the top frame of drones…
Your Pride Is a Powerful Motivator, And So Is Damaging It
There are a lot of adages warning against pride. “Pride goeth before destruction” and all that. However, taking a healthy pride in your work can be very motivating. Accepting wounds to your pride, even more so.As productivity site 99u explains, there are many kinds of pride. The pride we’d call “hubris”…
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The Arrow Smart-Kart is a joy rider that parents can control
If you grew up in the ’80s or ’90s, you might have been lucky enough to own a Power Wheels car. Even if you didn’t, anyone who watched TV knew the jingle. (You’re probably humming it right now.) But Power Wheels are slow and not very intelligent. The…
Fast Company
To Improve Your Focus, Just Eat Like A Drone Pilot
Concentration, focus, and memory all get a boost from consuming this one antioxidant. Concentration, focus, and memory all get a boost from consuming this one antioxidant.That mid-morning crash you get after having a cup of coffee and a muffin for breakfast might be acceptable…
Fast Company
NASA Is Harnessing Graph Databases To Organize Lessons Learned From Past Projects
The space agency has a new tool to discover unexpected patterns in past projects. The space agency has a new tool to discover unexpected patterns in past projects.NASA famously maintains a “lessons learned” database containing valuable information from its past programs and projects…. Full Feed
The Rest of Your Ballot: New at Reason
Americans aren’t just voting for a president next week. John Stossel writes: There are more issues than “Who’s worse, Trump or Clinton?” Other important things are on the ballot. Congressional elections may determine whether Obamacare lives or dies. currently says Republicans… – latest science and technology news stories
Pure metal asteroid has mysterious water deposits
Water has been showing up in all sorts of unexpected places in our solar system, such as the Moon, Mercury and Saturn’s moon Ganymede. Add one more place to the list: Asteroid 16 Psyche. This metal-rich asteroid may have traces of water molecules on its surface that shouldn’t be there, researchers say.
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Court orders UK to take urgent action to reduce air pollution
The government must clean up Britain’s air as soon as possible as its current plan fails to comply with the relevant laws, the High Court in London ruled today.
Amazon Rapids offers a chatty take on kids reading – CNET
The app, available for $2.99 a month, includes hundreds of short stories for kids, told through text messages.
iPhone 7 Plus vs. Google Pixel: Video quality shootout – CNET
Commentary: Google’s phone has its moments, but Apple carries the day when it comes to capturing video under a wide range of conditions.
How to watch the presidential election results from your laptop, phone, or streamer – CNET
No cable? No problem. Here’s how you can get the results of the presidential election with only your computer or phone.
Ardex Feather Finish
Self-Drying, Cement Based Finish Underlayment ARDEX FEATHER FINISH mixes to a creamy, smooth-finish underlayment that eliminates flooring installation problems associated with disbonding, crumbling, mold, mildew and staining. Install over: concrete, masonry, wood, terrazzo and ceramic and quarry…
Gadget Review
Best Blenders for Crushing Ice for 2016
Best Blenders for Crushing Ice for 2016 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Do you need the best blender for crushing ice, with enough power through fill a pitcher full of margaritas effortlessly? Maybe you’re tired of chunky smoothies or icy cocktails that just don’t have the right consistency,…
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‘No safe place in Aleppo’: Militant shelling forces residents to flee govt-held districts
Aleppo is witnessing some of the heaviest fighting it’s seen since the start of the Syrian war, as militants entrenched in the eastern part of the city are shelling government-held areas to the west. Residents are fleeing, saying nowhere in Aleppo is safe. Read Full Article at
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Solar-powered Homegrown Trailers weigh just 2,500 pounds so you can roam freely
The Homegrown Trailer features a pop-up roof which can be fitted with 400 watts of solar panels, and lithium batteries with the capacity of 2400 watt-hours. Users can upgrade the panels to 800 watts and the batteries to and a 6000 watt-hours of storage. Sustainably harvested cedar, maple and poplar are…
Energy Harvesting Seeks Good Vibes
Energy harvesting using vibration is a niche business but one attracting significant research in hopes of pioneering a broader market.
Digital Trends
Foldylock Compact is the stylish foldable lock that will keep your bike secure
There are plenty of bike locks out there, but how do you prioritize design traits like being light and portable enough to easily carry, having smooth operation, and offering the security that you’re after? Fortunately, the folks behind the Foldylock Compact (and, come on, they get points for that name…
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Making High-Performance Batteries From Junkyard Scraps
Vanderbilt researchers have discovered how to make high-performance batteries using scraps of metal from the junkyard and common household chemicals.
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The Awesome ‘Rogue One’ AT-ACT Is Finally Available To Order
The Star Wars Rogue One Rapid Fire Imperial AT-ACT vehicle made her debut at SDCC and stole a lot of hearts. I saw that it is finally available for pre-order this morning and just about knocked myself out flailing. Having seen this thing up close and personal, I’ve never wanted a Star Wars vehicle…
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First Google Tango phone out now: But will buyers take to Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro?
Lenovo launches the first phone featuring Google’s Tango design, offering Google an important test of whether consumers really want the technology.
Latest news
Following flops, modular smartphones must pick up the pieces
The end of Google’s Project Ara and disappointing sales of LG’s G5 raise the stakes for the slick modules of Lenovo’s Moto Z.
Latest news
Turning pings into packets: Why the future of computers looks a lot like your brain
In the future, circuits and systems modelled on human brains could end up in everything from supercomputers to everyday smartphones.
The Awesomer
Pretentious Beer Glasses
Price: $35+  | BuyThe Pretentious Beer & Glass Company creates some of the most awesome handblown drinkware we’ve ever seen. They make a wide variety of unique glasses for beer and cocktails, water carafes, and even a glass which blends two beers. Available as singles or in sets. …
You Don’t Need the Best Version of Everything
How many online reviews do you have to read before you buy a pack of batteries? How many experts do you have to consult before eating a hamburger? Unless you’re Frank Sinatra, you don’t have to get the absolute best of everything.As personal finance site Frugalwoods explains, trying to figure out the… – latest science and technology news stories
Birds with bigger brains found to be less likely to get shot
(—A pair of researchers has found that birds with bigger brains are less likely to get shot by hunters than birds with smaller brains. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, Anders Pape Møller, with Université Paris-Sud in France and Johannes Erritzøe with House of Bird Research,… – latest science and technology news stories
Sailfish found to use group hunting technique to capture more sardines
(—An international team of researchers has found that sailfish use a unique form of group hunting to improve the catch for all involved. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their adventures studying the hunting behavior of the fish off the coast… – latest science and technology news stories
How Bangladesh is confronting climate change head on
David Hulme from The University of Manchester has co-authored a new book, which demonstrates how Bangladeshis are confronting climate change head on by playing key roles in international agreements and dealing with the environmental damage caused by cyclones and floods. – latest science and technology news stories
Popcorn-rocks solve the mystery of the magma chambers
Since the 18th century, geologists have struggled to explain how big magma chambers form in the Earth’s crust. In particular, it has been difficult to explain where the surrounding rock goes when the magma intrudes. Now a team of researchers from Uppsala University and the Goethe University in Frankfurt…
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A New Internet Tax in Canada Would Keep Indigenous People Offline
Recent reports suggest Heritage Canada Minister Mélanie Joly is debating adding a fee to the bills of Internet subscribers to help pay for Canadian content.If adopted, this Internet service provider (ISP) tax would hurt the pocketbooks of all Internet users in Canada—hitting Indigenous communities the…
How to Use Your Smartphone to Chill Out
Our mobile devices are always by our side and often get blamed for adding stress to our everyday living, but with the right apps in tow, our phones can actually help us rediscover some inner-peace and tranquility. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite calming apps for iOS and Android.Read…
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Roli Blocks are expressive multitouch musical instruments for everyone
Enlarge (credit: Mark Walton) It takes just a few seconds for a Roli Block to transform from a monolithic black slab into a harmonious array of colourful lights that pulse and swirl just below the surface. Gently prod it, and the softest of synth sounds play. Stab at it, and the synth gets louder…
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To Nurture Invention, Ditch the Shark Tank Model
A new fellowship program from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation aims to encourage “scientist-inventor-problem solvers” in a softer, gentler way — Read more on
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You Can Now Control Your Android Phone With ‘Harry Potter’ Spells
If you’re a Harry Potter fan with an Android phone, you’ll love this – as a promotional tie-in for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Google has partnered with Warner Bros. to add a dash of magic to your device. To begin with, they’ve added a couple of spells to the list of voice commands. Just…
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BetterBasket General Purpose Utility Basket
The BetterBasket family of products are super-sturdy all-fabric mesh utility baskets that can serve a myriad of end uses including laundry, shopping, travel, picnics, sports, pool, beach, fishing, camping, RV, office and more! These baskets come with a very large capacity, and you can choose the models…
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GreenTraveler – World’s Best Travel-Friendly Food Container
GreenTraveler designs reusable, travel-friendly containers and accessories to easily transport food, beverages, and other daily items for those who want to carry food and beverages for a day out of the house without leaking or spilling. Taking the GreenTraveler everywhere as your primary container, you…
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Findster Duo – The 1st GPS Pet Tracker Free of Monthly Fees!
Findster Duo tracks your pets’ location in real time using GPS with no data fees, and rewards you for keeping them healthy! Two modules are wirelessly connected to each other, and all you need to make them work is the Findster App on your smartphone. Create security fences around your pets’ position…
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Snapnator – Your MacBook Snap Feature is Back!
We all remember and love the MagSafe connector on the Mac. However, the new MacBooks now have USB-C power jacks. It’s not the same anymore. Snapnator is here to bring an even better magnetic connector to your laptop. It doesn’t matter which way you connect your charger to your MacBook, right side up…
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Troy – Handcrafted Wood Watch with Visible Skeleton
Inspired by the natural beauty of The Netherlands, Lumbr specializes in designing and producing some of the most innovative products out of the finest woods. They’ve been crafting and perfecting the art of handmade wooden watches for some time, and now they’re incredibly proud to present the Troy watch….
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Tuck – The Ultimate Comfort Companion
Introducing Tuck: a Tuckin’ awesome snuggle device that quickly transforms from one cozy comfort mode to the next. It starts as a pocketed blanket with three bottom pouches for a warm and secure foot placement. Flip it upside down, and it’s a hooded cloak with thumbholes! With some simple folding, it…
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WySky – The Apple-Integrated Music Lamp
Enjoy your music in an immersive, emotional experience with high quality, full range speakers all while charging your phone. The WySky music lamp allows you to match your listening mood with the perfect mood lighting. With over 16 million light and color combinations the possibilities are endless. There…
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Drones: Reporting for Work
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There’s now one less excuse not to use a password manager
LastPass is making its password manager a much better option for people who don’t want to pay. As of today, it’s opening up to everyone the ability to sync passwords between an unlimited number of devices — something that used to be available only to subscribers. Free users were previously limited to…
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The Monumental Chair by Eray Carbajo
Handmade from metal, the Monumental Chair, designed by Eray Carbajo, references crystalline forms typically found in nature. It’s faceted, geometric structure wraps around the back for comfort while creating a sculptural silhouette. The chair is designed to be used both indoors and outdoors…
Facebook Officially Announces Gameroom, Its PC Steam Competitor
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: After losing mobile gaming to iOS and Android, Facebook is making a big push into playing on PC with today’s developer launch of its Gameroom Windows desktop gaming platform. After months of name changes, beta tests and dev solicitation, Facebook opened…
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Microsoft HoloLens, hands-on: What it’s like to wear the future
Testing out Microsoft’s mixed-reality headset.
Adobe brings Reuters’ videos and photographs to its stock imagery service
 Adobe today announced that it has partnered with Reuters to bring the news agency’s video and photography to its Adobe Stock marketplace. Until now, Adobe Stock mostly focused on creative images and videos, but with this partnership, it is also adding editorial content. This includes Reuters photos…
New antenna joins NASA’s deep space network to support Mars mission
Large, white and rather dishy, NASA’s latest spacecraft-tracking antenna unveiled on Thursday has an important job ahead of it. Deep Space Station 36 (DSS36) joins NASA’s Deep Space Network, in which it will play a role in future interplanetary missions undertaken by humans and robots. SEE ALSO: This…
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Bizarre smooth metallic meteorite spotted by Mars rover (PHOTOS)
NASA’S Mars Curiosity rover has found a miniscule metallic meteorite, dubbed the ‘Egg Rock’, on the surface of the red planet. Read Full Article at
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The Best Weather Apps for Android
Everyone has at least one weather app installed on their phone, but there are so many different ones out there. Finding the “best” one can be a bit difficult, so we’ve rounded up a couple of the best to help you decide.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Best Value Ultrabook
Best Value Ultrabook Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site If you’ve been waiting ever-so patiently to upgrade your ultrabook, now is a better time than ever to start shopping for the best value ultrabook in 2017! As Intel’s latest 7th-generation Core processors begin to roll out to the masses,…
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MOTION – A German Designer Watch / Affordable Price
MOTION is a watch with a unique dial that rotates around its own axis. It’s a high quality design that is permanently in motion. The watch comes with 10 ATM water resistance and has used sapphire crystal to make the wristwatch scratch-resistant. This is complemented with the stainless steel casing and…
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HondaJet flies into the record books
Honda Aircraft Company has given credence to its claim that its HondaJet is the fastest jet in its class by breaking two speed records. The records were set over two recognized courses in the US from Teterboro, New Jersey to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts to Palm Beach,…
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8 architects who took their trademark styles to the grave
Sticklers till the end Halloween is behind us, but Day of the Dead, a celebration of the departed, is just getting started around the world and particularly in Mexico, where the tradition originated. While folks celebrating the holiday are decorating the tombstones of their loved ones, let’s pay a visit…
Adobe Max 2016: Creative Cloud app updates, Stock & Reuters partnership, Sensei, Project Felix, more
Adobe MAX 2016 is kicking off today in San Diego, California, where the latest innovations in creative software is set to debut. We’ve had a sneak peek at some of the announcements coming today and tomorrow including updates to Creative Cloud, Adobe Stock, and a look at Project Felix. Read on for all…
Apple will get 3-5 year lead in augmented reality; use it for autonomous driving – KGI
A rather speculative KGI note suggests that Apple’s focus on augmented reality (AR) instead of virtual reality (VR) will give the company a 3-5 year lead on the rest of the industry when it launches its first products. The report also suggests that Apple could use augmented reality as part of an autonomous…
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Play-Doh’s new toy-to-life app is pointless, but fun
If you had a decent childhood, you probably crafted some Play-Doh masterpieces back in the day. Today, however, kids are less likely to play with the modeling compound and more likely to spend time on an iPad. As such, Hasbro is taking a stab at maki…
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These enchanting new LED mushroom lamps transform any room into a glowing forest
We previously featured Takano’s work in 2010, and the artist has since produced hundreds more of his handcrafted mushroom lamps. According to at home vox, Takano can produce an average of 15 lamps every two months. His unique creations sell out incredibly quick (as noted by Tokyobling) and, due to their…
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This hybrid carport harnesses wind and solar energy to charge your EV
The Giraffe 2.0 features the same 24 solar panels and Windspot 3.5kW wind turbine as the original model from 2013, yet has been upgraded to include an EV charger. The unique curve of the photovoltaic panels allows for solar energy production that runs two hours earlier and two hours later than traditionally… Full Feed
Iowa Cops Ambushed, Trump Seen as More Trustworthy Than Clinton, U.S. Police Force Full of Sexual Predators: A.M. Links
Two Des Moines, Iowa, police officers were fatally shot Wednesday in separate “ambush-style attacks,” according to the Des Moines Police Department. The suspect is still at large. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are nearly tied in the latest Washington Post-ABC News Poll, with Trump now seen as… – latest science and technology news stories
Identifying pathways to visions of future land use in Europe
Land use provides multiple goods and services to society. Meeting the future needs of a rising population while at the same time conserving natural areas, halting biodiversity loss, and switching to larger shares of renewable energy, will exacerbate the competition for land in the future. To deal with… – latest science and technology news stories
Controlling plant regeneration systems may drive the future of agriculture
The ability to self-repair damaged tissue is one of the key features that define living organisms. Plants in particular are regeneration champions, a quality that has been used for centuries in horticultural techniques such as grafting. Belgian scientists from VIB and Ghent University have now discovered… – latest science and technology news stories
New study provides food carbon footprint pecking order
Researchers have compiled the first comprehensive carbon footprint league table for fresh food so chefs, caterers and everyday foodies can cook meals without cooking the planet. – latest science and technology news stories
How do children use the internet? We asked thousands of kids around the world
The internet has reached almost every corner of the globe, but most research on how it is used, particularly among children, focuses on the US and Europe. This is a problem, because according to best estimates one in three children around the world now uses the internet – most of them outside the West…. – latest science and technology news stories
Gatekeeping proteins to aberrant RNA—’You shall not pass’
They found that RNA-binding proteins are regulated such that gateway proteins can recognize and block aberrant strands of genetic code from exiting the nucleus. Unused messenger RNA (mRNA) strands that cannot exit the nucleus would eventually disintegrate. – latest science and technology news stories
Stable biological coating for implants
The extracellular matrix (ECM) regulates all important cell functions and is an interesting biomaterial for scientists. Fraunhofer has developed an ECM that contains artificial chemical groups which supports natural cell behaviour outside the body. It can be applied as a stable coating on implants or… – latest science and technology news stories
The energy-saving data glasses
Data glasses mirror information to the eye without interfering with the wearer’s vision. However, the battery runs down quickly, because the electronics consume a great amount of electricity while playing back the images. Fraunhofer researchers have developed an energy-saving display that reduces the… – latest science and technology news stories
Machine learning to help physicians
Physicians have long used visual judgment of medical images to determine the course of cancer treatment. A new program package from Fraunhofer researchers reveals changes in images and facilitates this task using deep learning. The experts will demonstrate this software in Chicago from November 27 to… – latest science and technology news stories
Astrophysicists conduct very high energy studies of a highly extended pulsar wind nebula
(—Astrophysicists from Germany and France have recently performed very high energy studies of the pulsar wind nebula (PWN) designated HESS J1825−137. The findings, presented in a paper published Oct. 27 on, provide new insights on the changing nature of this highly extended nebula. – latest science and technology news stories
3-D printing customized insoles for diabetes patients
In the past, insoles for patients with diabetes were hand-made by orthopedic shoemakers. In the future, these specialist shoemakers will be able to produce insoles more cost-effectively thanks to new software and the use of 3-D printers. This approach means the mechanical properties of each insole can… – latest science and technology news stories
Carbon-carbon bond formation at selective aliphatic carbon sites
(—John C. K. Chu and Tomislav Rovis of Colorado State University and Columbia University have devised a strategy for C-C bond formation at inert tertiary C-H bonds of amides. This reaction involves cleavage of the C-H bond and subsequent coupling with an alkene. Their reaction works with a variety… – latest science and technology news stories
On the origin of life: Studying how the first biomolecule self-replicated
It’s the ultimate chicken-or-egg conundrum: What was the “mother” molecule that led to the formation of life? And how did it replicate itself? One prominent school of thought proposes that RNA is the answer to the first question. Now, in ACS Central Science, researchers in this camp demonstrate RNA has… – latest science and technology news stories
Supercomputers capture the crush in biological cells
Using the largest computer in Japan – one of the most powerful in the world – research led by an MSU scientist has achieved breakthroughs in understanding how proteins are affected by realistic biological environments. The work, published in the current issue of eLife, is a significant step forward in…
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Saudi prince flogged by police after court ruling – report
A Saudi Prince from the kingdom’s ruling royal Al Saud family has been flogged in prison as part of a court-ordered punishment just weeks after another prince was executed for murder, according to local reports. Read Full Article at
Louis C.K. on the 2016 election
On Conan last night, Louis C.K. had some things to say about the 2016 presidential election. If you vote for Hillary you’re a grownup; if you vote for Trump you’re a sucker; if you don’t vote for anyone, you’re an asshole. Tags: 2016 election   Louis C.K.   politics   TV   video
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Rap Lyric Fortune Cookies
Add some urban flair to your delicious meals by finishing them off with these rap lyric fortune cookies. Rather than played-out generic fortunes, each cookie comes with lyrics from iconic rappers like Nas and Gucci Mane. Check it out $50.00
Sleep Yoga Posture Pillows
Ensure you get proper neck cervical alignment while you slumber by using one of these sleep yoga posture pillows. It contours to the natural neck curve and allows you to easily switch your sleeping position from back to side position without having to adjust or fold the pillow. Check it out $54.90
iPhone Charging Headphone Jack
This iPhone charging headphone jack is here to save the day from Apple’s horrendous design decisions in the new iPhone! This compact adapter lets you simultaneously charge your phone while listening to music – groundbreaking. Check it out $10.00
Pasta Perfetto Electric Pasta Maker
Take your cooking prowess to new heights by making fresh homemade pasta with the Pasta Perfetto electric pasta maker. It mixes and kneads to the perfect consistency so you can turn your dough into 1 of 14 types like spaghetti, fettuccine, and linguine. Check it out $279.95
Pepperoni Pizza Socks
Make your outfit sizzle and your mouth drool with these pepperoni pizza socks. These unisex high socks are covered with a bold and mouth-watering graphic designed to make your legs look like two tasty slices of pepperoni pizza. Check it out $14.00
Minimalist Cork Wallet
Tote your money in an eye-catching way by placing your belonging inside this minimalist cork wallet. It features a compact design with plenty of room for credit cards and cash, and is made entirely from buoyant cork that’s water and fire resistant. Check it out $19.99
Sweet To Scary Stuffed Animals
Traumatize your little angels for years to come by introducing this sweet to scary stuffed animal as a bedtime buddy. Each two-faced critter goes from cuddly to downright ferocious in an instant with just the squeeze of your hand. Check it out $19.99
The World’s Most Expensive Potato Chips
Snack like the 1% by munching on the world’s most expensive potato chips. These exclusive morsels are prepared with A-1 ingredients like truffle seaweed, Leksand onion, crown dill, and ammarnas potatoes that combine to create utter snacking perfection. Check it out $56.00
Space Up Bed And Storage
The Space Up Bed And Storage System is the convenient way of keeping your bedroom clean in the most space efficient way possible. The bed lifts up to reveal a compact storage space filled with drawers and shelves so you can store all your essentials. Check it out $945.23
LeEco’s smartphones and TVs go on sale in the US today
 You’ve seen the hype, surely. LeEco put on a heck of a spectacle in San Francisco the other week, with a US debut that featured everything from bicycles and electric cars to a cameo appearance by beloved indie filmmaker Michael Bay, the auteur behind such mumblecore fare as Transformers 3 and Transformers…
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Facebook clamps down on piracy as it wipes out several music-sharing groups
Gone are the days when internet forums were the go-to place for peer-to-peer music-sharing. Instead, music aficionados have moved to Facebook, where there are numerous groups housing tons of rare albums you won’t even find on torrent sites. But this might be about to change. As is often the case with…
Virtual Reality: Completing the Journey From Video Games to Architectural Visualization
It’s official: For architects looking to communicate their concepts to clients, virtual reality is no longer a novelty act. For evidence, you need look no further than global architecture and design firm Corgan, whose storytelling department is pioneering a virtual system to give future occupants…
Using 3D printing to help blind people ‘see’ art
The Belvedere museum in Vienna contains one of the most prized paintings in Europe: “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt.  Over a million people come to the museum each year to see firsthand the beautiful artwork. Now, the museum is using 3D printing technology to make art accessible to blind people, too. Read…
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Donald Trump wants voters to recall votes already cast for Clinton
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has appealed to people who have already voted for his opponent Hillary Clinton to recall their ballots.
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Last children evacuated from Calais camp
French authorities have begun moving 1,500 migrant children from the Calais “Jungle” camp, a week after demolition began.
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South Africa set for release of Zuma ‘corruption’ report
A report on allegations South Africa’s president had improper ties to businessmen is to be released.
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Chemists Create Clusters of Organelles by Mimicking Nature
Scientists from the University of Basel in Switzerland have succeeded in organizing spherical compartments into clusters mimicking the way natural organelles would create complex structures. They managed to connect the synthetic compartments by creating bridges made of DNA between them. This represents…
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New Model Developed to Study Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Human Biopsy Samples
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a complex condition that requires a lifetime of care and increases a person’s cancer risk. But its origins are still a mystery. Now, a team of researchers have created a new culture model of the human intestine where living tissue from a patient biopsy can be preserved…
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Calais migrant kayaks across English Channel, claims asylum
A migrant evicted from the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp has paddled an inflatable kayak from France to the coast of Kent, southern England, where he claimed asylum. Read Full Article at
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Swiss police raid ‘ISIS-linked’ mosque, arrest imam & alleged radicals
Swiss police have raided a mosque which was previously suspected of involvement in radicalizing young Muslims. Four people, including the mosque’s imam, have been arrested. Read Full Article at
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Microsoft has hit a wall with Windows 10 adoption
The latest figures on Windows 10 adoption show that Microsoft’s operating system has once again failed to make any headway over the last month.Figures from Netmarketshare showed that the percentage of users on Windows 10 stood at 22.59% for the month of October, which was a tiny increase of 0.06% compared…
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Best cheap tablets: top budget options
The iPad Air 9.7 is ruling the roost as the best tablet in the world, but with prices starting at £499 and rising to £839, it’s clearly priced in a bracket way above many people’s budget.Apple’s sky-high prices mean those wanting a more affordable tablet experience will have to look elsewhere, although…
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Dell’s Black Friday Deals have landed early
Black Friday doesn’t begin until November 25, but Dell is already gearing up for the event by announcing the special deals it’s planning to offer. One of the keys to having a successful Black Friday as a shopper is researching what you need and planning ahead, and Dell is making this easier than ever. According…
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The best TVs of 2016: which TV should you buy?
Buying a TV has never been a simple process, but now  as we move towards the next generation of television, there are more options than there have ever been before. On the one hand you have the existing LCD and LED HD televisions we’ve all come to know and love, but increasingly new display technologies…
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Best SAD wake-up lamps: beat those winter blues
In the corners of the world where the clocks have turned back, and the winter nights are drawing in, it can feel increasingly difficult to get out of bed in the mornings. That’s not necessarily a sign that you’ve had a heavy night, or are just simply a lazy-bones – you may be suffering from Seasonal…
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Scribd adds unlimited access to ‘New York’ and ‘Time’ magazine
Last summer Scribd axed romance novels because it couldn’t afford them. Business has apparently stabilized because now it’s adding magazines to the fold. Not those types of magazines, though. Starting this month, what’s being added to the subscriptio…
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Engineers Debut the Acoustic Prism
The device splits sounds without digital help — Read more on
Huawei Fit smartwatch leaks packing e-ink display
A new Huawei wearable has leaked that claims to be called the Huawei Fit. The watch looks very similar to the Pebble Time Round and even has an e-ink or e-paper round face like the Pebble wearable. What we can tell from the images isn’t; that much, but the wearable has a swim mode indicating that it…
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SALE: Stock Up On Nerdy Shirts For Just $14!
Our shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14! Now is the perfect time to get started on that holiday shopping, so head on over to the store and grab your favorite designs at a discount. Better hurry though—when the weekend is over,…
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Facebook blocks insurancy company’s plan to base premiums on your posts
Enlarge (credit: The Range Productions) Facebook has ruled out the launch of a new car insurance policy from the UK company Admiral Insurance that would have analysed a customer’s posts on the social network to help set premiums. Admiral has not responded to Ars’ request for comment, but The Guardian…
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Atlas Recall Is a Photographic Memory of Your Entire Digital Life
On Wednesday, Atlas Informatics released a free iOS beta version of Atlas Recall, a program that is being billed as the Google of digital memories.Simply put, Recall captures all of an individual’s activity across all of their devices to create a searchable visual index of their digital life. Can’t remember…
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Brains, Beauty, Balance – ASUS Zenbook 3
When a brand puts the word “Zen” in their products users automatically expect a certain tier of unfettered manageability in design, and on that front the ASUS Zenbook 3 certainly delivers. Visit Man of Many for the full post.
Spotify acquires Preact to boost its subscriber story
 Spotify — the music streaming service with 40 million paying subscribers — has made an acquisition that it hopes will help it hold on to them, and build up those numbers against encroaching streaming music competition from Apple, Pandora, Google, Amazon and more. The company has acquired a company called…
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Iranians shocked as Koran reciter faces child sex abuse claims
Child sex abuse allegations involving one of Iran’s best-known Koran reciters are causing shock and anger in the country, reports Camelia Sadeghzadeh.
The Unlikely Battle to Pass the Nation’s First Carbon Tax
Voters in Washington state could approve the nation’s first carbon tax next week, providing a much-sought victory to proponents of legislative climate action. The post The Unlikely Battle to Pass the Nation’s First Carbon Tax appeared first on WIRED.
Adobe’s Project Felix Uses AI to Help You Craft Hyper-Realistic 3-D Renderings
Project Felix brings photorealistic 3-D rendering to the masses. The post Adobe’s Project Felix Uses AI to Help You Craft Hyper-Realistic 3-D Renderings appeared first on WIRED.
How Much Central Italy Heaved During Its Huge Earthquake
A new ground displacement map shows the dramatic degree to which the Italian landscape moved during the October 30 earthquake, including an unfortunate mountain village that heaved over two feet. Read more…
Apple just blocked a controversial crime reporting app
Apple has removed a controversial crime reporting app from its app store. The Vigilante app, which is still operational for those who already downloaded it, notifies people of crimes soon after they’re reported. It then sends alerts to the smartphones of people near where the crimes are reported. “What…
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I want a Microsoft Surface Studio monitor
Microsoft’s beautiful Surface Studio is a PC that’s much more than an all-in-one. While you can do all the regular PC things you’d expect from a Windows PC, it’s really the screen that makes it different from a regular computer. It’s a screen that folds down to transform the PC into a drawing board,…
Valve now requires actual in-game screenshots for Steam listings
Valve wants game publishers and developers to use actual in-game screenshots in their Steam store listings, rather than artwork or other images, which is why the company is updating their screenshot guidelines to benefit game buyers. – latest science and technology news stories
An overlooked source of carbon emissions
Nations that pledged to carry out the Paris climate agreement have moved forward to find practical ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including efforts to ban hydrofluorocarbons and set stricter fuel-efficiency standards. Now scientists report in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology… – latest science and technology news stories
Pillars of destruction: Colourful Carina Nebula blasted by brilliant nearby stars
Spectacular new observations of vast pillar-like structures within the Carina Nebula have been made using the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The different pillars analysed by an international team seem to be pillars of destruction—in contrast to the name of the iconic Pillars of Creation… – latest science and technology news stories
Study reveals how particles that seed clouds in the Amazon are produced
A study published in the journal Nature solves a mystery that has puzzled scientists for over a decade: the origin of the atmospheric aerosols that contribute to cloud formation above the Amazon rainforest in the absence of local sources of pollution.
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Amazon’s bookstores charge more if you’re not a Prime member
If it wasn’t clear already, Amazon really wants you to sign up for Prime. As GeekWire reports, the company has adopted a unique pricing model inside its physical bookstores: one sticker price for Prime members, another for regular customers. Subscribers get the same amount shown on Amazon’s website,…
Turner’s streaming service for film geeks, FilmStruck, goes live
 FilmStruck, a new streaming service aimed at film geeks developed by Turner Classic Movies, has now launched. Announced earlier this year for a mid-October arrival, the service belatedly debuted with a collection of hundreds of classic, indie, foreign, and cult film, as promised. The company also announced…
LastPass keeps your secrets for free, across PC and phone – CNET
The password manager’s free version now syncs across platforms, giving you strong, secure passwords on all your devices for nothing.
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Apple Has Received More Online Orders for New MacBook Pro Than Any Previous Generation
In a wide-ranging interview with The Independent, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said the company has received more online orders for the new MacBook Pro so far than any previous-generation MacBook Pro.And we are proud to tell you that so far our online store has had more orders for the new MacBook…
The Best Dutch Oven You Can Get at a Reasonable Price
Everyone loves a Le Creuset dutch oven, and for good reason, but their price tag (which usually clocks in at over $350) can be a little hard to swallow. Luckily, Cook’s Illustrated tested a whole bunch of cheaper makes and models to find a comparable pot at a reasonable price.Cook’s Illustrated rounded…
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Nissan Note to debut e-Power hybrid drivetrain
Nissan has been one of the biggest proponents of electric power in the automotive world, but it’s never offered a range-extender powertrain to regular consumers. That’s set to change with the launch of the new e-Power electric-motor drivetrain, which draws on a small petrol engine to charge…
Glide’s Apple Watch band has two cameras
 Remember Samsung’s original Galaxy Gear watch? It’s all right if you say don’t. It was big – in the sense of being physically large, due in part to the inclusion of a camera in the bezel/strap. The company was clearly looking to jam all of the functionality possible into the device and came out the…
Samsonite Deluxe 3-Piece Travel Kit (Luggage Scale, Neck Pillow, PadFolio) $17
Samsonite Deluxe 3-Piece Travel Kit (Luggage Scale, Neck Pillow, PadFolio) $17
Pezo von Ellrichshausen uses octagonal drums to build skinny tower
There is only enough room for one person inside this tall skinny pavilion that Chilean studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen has built in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris. Read more
Workplace design can help workers feel happier says new report by Haworth
Haworth white papers: the right office design can increase the happiness of employees, whereas ping-pong tables, slides and even pay rises can’t, according to new research by Haworth. Read more
Legorreta defies Trump wall proposal with bold purple bridge across US-Mexico border
Rather than building a wall along Mexico’s border as suggested by US presidential candidate Donald Trump, Mexican firm Legorreta has created a terminal and bridge that make the crossing quicker. Read more
Claesson Koivisto Rune models vibrating massage pillow on pebbles
Claesson Koivisto Rune based the stone-like appearance of these massaging pillows on pebbles found on Sweden’s beaches. Read more
Pendleton x Tanner Goods Saddle Blanket
You don’t need an ‘Ole Paint in the corral to appreciate the timelessness of this Pendleton x Tanner Goods Saddle Blanket. Dubbed a saddle blanket though rarely has a horse earned such a protective layer, this Made-in-USA woolen jacquard blanket is adorned with black felt binding and exclusive glyph…
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Reverie’s tech-enhanced bed bases and mattresses give you comfort and control
Who wouldn’t like to sleep better? Now with Bluetooth-enabled adjustable powerful bed bases and customizable mattresses, Reverie‘s new flagship T Series bed bases and six new mattresses put you firmly (or softly) in charge of your sleep. Manufacturing adjustable beds for more than a decade, Reverie’s…
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Braven leaves the outdoors behind with its Premium Home Series of speakers
Some of Braven’s most popular Bluetooth speakers are its most rugged models, those meant to be your companion as you head to the pool or into the mountains for a weekend getaway. The company actually offers plenty of different types of products, something its newest speakers — the aptly named Braven…
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Adobe shows glimpse of future at MAX conference, and it’s in A.I.
Artificial intelligence inside Adobe Creative Cloud could soon help creatives, well, spend more time being creative. At Adobe’s 2016 MAX Conference, which starts on November 2, the company announced a new framework for Creative Cloud using artificial intelligence, called Adobe Sensei. Along with the…
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Do Tattoos Boost Your Immune System?
A series of popular science articles have recently been touting the health benefits of tattoos, specifically their ability to boost your immune system. But is a little ink really the cure for the… — Read more on
Rockwell Chrome Series Safety Razor
When it comes to your skin, it’s personal. With the Rockwell Chrome Series Safety Razor, you get the only razor that adjusts to your skin type and stubble length for a close, comfortable, and completely personalized shave. A modernized version of a classic safety razor, this elegant looking specimen,…
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Handcrafted Ceramic Lamp with 3 Shades
Working with Madrid-based studio Stone Designs, B.lux has launched a new suspension lamp made up of three independent shades that fit together, looking like a deconstructed lampshade. Ireland features three handmade ceramic shades in nature-inspired, textured matte finishes – earth, stone,…
LastPass might now be the best free thing on the internet
Finally, you don’t have to pay extra for your own passwords.  LastPass, the password manager, is now free to access on mobile and multiple devices.  Previously, the security service that generates and stores complex passwords was free on desktop but required a $12 annual fee for mobile access.  SEE…
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Microsoft unveils Concept Graph: ‘It’s time AI learned some common sense’
Microsoft has opened up a knowledge base of words linked to concepts to help machines get better at understanding human communications.
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Des Moines: Officer fights back tears over shootings
Sgt Paul Parizek from Des Moines Police Department gives an emotional press briefing following the “ambush style” killing of two of his colleagues. Physics News
MAGNDATA: Towards a database of magnetic structures
The quantitative characterisation of the magnetic ordering realised in magnetic phases is an essential part of research into the magnetic properties of solids.
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‘Like asking if you’ll stop beating your wife’: Saudi ambassador dodges Yemen cluster bomb question
The Saudi ambassador to the US has dodged a journalist’s question on the use of cluster bombs in Yemen, saying it’s like asking, “Will you stop beating your wife?” He also said the Saudi-led coalition will continue bombing Yemen, “no matter what.” Read Full Article at
Today’s Best Deals: Philips Wake-Up Lights, USB-C Chargers, Purell, and More
Philips Wake-Up Lights, Purell products, and USB-C everything lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Read more…
An Asteroid Zipped Through Earth’s Shadow Last Night
A newly discovered asteroid gave our planet a close brush last night—and in what may be an astronomical first, observers managed to film the space rock passing in and out of Earth’s shadow.Read more…
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Security camera uses AI to tell humans from animals or cars
Netatmo’s WiFi-connected Presence security camera is now on sale, making it one of the first on the market with built-in AI. That helps it distinguish between people cars, or animals, then send you a smartphone message like “car seen” or “person seen.” You can program it to start recording or, say, turn…
You can get Amazon Prime Video for just $7.5 a year in India
For its Prime Video service in India, Amazon is not only eyeing local content, but it also plans to compete against incumbent players on pricing. So much so, that India will be cheapest country by far to get Prime Video access.  SEE ALSO: Amazon, Netflix strike deals in India for local video content…
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Alabama governor declares state of emergency after deadly gas pipeline explosion
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Can Wind and Solar Fuel Africa’s Future?
With prices for renewables dropping, many countries in Africa might leap past dirty forms of energy towards a cleaner future — Read more on – latest science and technology news stories
Hot on the heels of quasiparticles
Electrons in a solid can team up to form so-called quasiparticles, which lead to new phenomena. Physicists at ETH in Zurich have now studied previously unidentified quasiparticles in a new class of atomically thin semiconductors. The researchers use their results to correct a prevailing misinterpretation. – latest science and technology news stories
Fear of retaliation: Why we tend not to enforce social norms
Imagine a group of travelers who witness two cases of littering at a train station. One person throws a coffee cup on the platform. Another person throws away not only a coffee cup, but an entire bag of trash. Who is more likely to be confronted and reprimanded by bystanders? Although throwing away a… – latest science and technology news stories
US safety agency closes Nissan air bag probe without recall
U.S. auto safety regulators have closed an investigation into Nissan Rogue air bags without seeking a recall. – latest science and technology news stories
LinkedIn, Glassdoor add tools to reveal your pay potential
Money isn’t everything, but it counts for a lot at work. That’s why work-related websites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor are adding new online tools to help professionals understand their salary potential. – latest science and technology news stories
UK govt loses High Court case on air pollution
Environmental campaigners in Britain won a High Court legal battle on Wednesday over the government’s failure to tackle air pollution to meet European standards. – latest science and technology news stories
People from Melanesia may carry genetic evidence of a previously unknown extinct hominid species
(—A team of researchers affiliated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas and the University of Utah has given a presentation at this year’s American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting which included evidence that suggests we humans may have an unknown early cousin—a third branch… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists overcome bottleneck in fabricating quantum dot displays
(—Although quantum dots were discovered in the 1980s, so far there have been no widespread commercial applications of these nano-sized light-emitting semiconductor particles. The main problem is that quantum dots need to be deposited and patterned onto substrates, and currently there is no method…
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‘Soft robot’ that eats, digests & dies developed by British scientists
Scientists at Bristol University have developed a ‘soft’ robot capable of eating and digesting food for energy. It is also capable of dying and rotting away. Read Full Article at
Bodum’s Beautiful Pour-Over Coffee Maker Is Down to $17
Bodum’s pour-over coffee maker is as beautiful as it is functional, and Amazon’s marked it down to $17 today, the best price they’ve ever listed on the 34 ounce model. Hopefully, you take your coffee makers like you take your coffee: Black. Because that’s the only color on sale today.Read more…
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Extra storage just got cheaper for older Macs
Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Just after Apple proudly debuted its newest MacBook Pros, the company quietly lowered the prices of high-capacity storage upgrades for older Mac products on its website. Reports show that anyone purchasing a MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, and the old MacBook…
New MacBook Pro owners with USB printers, mics, and audio equipment can avoid adapters with this handy cable
Apple’s new MacBook Pro is totally ready for a USB-C future, but some of your current accessories like printers and mics might not be so prepared. Printers, mics, audio equipment, and a lot of other common accessories use a boxy connector and standard USB to interface with your Mac. more…Filed under:…
LinkedIn aims to take the guesswork out of salary negotiations
Discussing salaries at work can be tricky. LinkedIn is trying to take the guesswork out of calculating fair compensation by giving users the ability to view aggregate data about salary trends by profession.The new LinkedIn Salary service will show users of the enterprise social network a graph of the…
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Dress to Impress: A Visual Communication of Brainwaves | Grace Buckwalter | TEDxLancaster
In her talk, Grace Buckwalter discusses her motivation, failures, and how she made a dress that changes colors according to the wearer’s brain waves. Watch as she demonstrates her dress changing colors with the rhythms and melodies of a song. Grace Buckwalter is a sophomore at Hempfield High School….
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Alibaba generates more revenue than Amazon and eBay combined
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has blown away earnings expectations in the quarter ending September 30. Revenues increased 55 percent to 34.29 billion yuan ($5 billion), more than Amazon and eBay combined. Read Full Article at
Student Forecasters Predict A Clinton Win
You’re reading Back of the Envelope, an experiment that aims to bring shorter, quicker content to FiveThirtyEight.We’re predicting the election. So are several other media organizations and academic groups. Now more than 450 high-school and university students have made their picks, in a contest sponsored…
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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. 3-3The World Series will… Full Feed
The New York Times Highlights U.S. Officials’ Irrational Hostility to E-Cigarettes
New York Times science reporter Sabrina Tavernise highlights the tendency of American public health officials to view e-cigarettes as a threat rather than an opportunity, even though vaping offers a much less dangerous alternative to smoking. “A growing number of scientists and policy makers say the…
A company backed by Alibaba just bought a big online grocer
Less than a week after rumors broke, Southeast Asian e-commerce company Lazada announced today that it has agreed to acquire online grocery provider Redmart.  The parties didn’t disclose the value of the deal but TechCrunch sources last week said it’s $30 million to $40 million. The transaction is…
Joe Biden can’t wait to show Obama his “I Voted” Sticker
To Joe Biden, the best way to get anything done is by having a plan – and that includes making a BLT, mopping a floor and voting. In a silly PSA that Hillary Clinton just released, our beloved VP encourages voters to make a plan for Election Day. SEE ALSO: 5 charming Joe Biden & Jill Biden moments…
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Apple ‘Not Interested’ in Outbidding AT&T to Acquire Time Warner
Apple is “not interested” in buying media company Time Warner currently, according to “people familiar with the thinking at the company” who spoke today with CNBC. Two weeks ago, AT&T announced its interest to purchase Time Warner for $85.4 billion, but as noted today, the regulatory process taken…
This Tiny, Affordable Lenovo Would Make a Great Home Server
Lenovo ThinkCentre M700, $307Lenovo’s ThinkCentre M700 isn’t going to set the world on fire (or play Crysis), but it’s absolutely tiny, easy to upgrade, and a great basis for a home theater PC.$307 gets you a 128GB SSD, 4GB of RAM, and a 3.2GHz Core i3 processor with integrated Intel HD 530 graphics….
Practice Being More Mindful by Focusing on Choices
We could probably all stand to be a little more mindful, or aware of and engaged with the present. But it’s so easy to get caught up in

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