Indistinguishable from Magic 11/6

Geek.com
The Physics of Falling Cats Is Surprisingly Complicated
Cats are mysterious creatures, and among their many secrets is how the heck they always manage to land on their feet. It’s a phenomenon that has interested scientists for as long as both […]
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Colorado Hemp Farmers Are Turning to Bitcoin for Their Banking Woes
You could almost say Veronica Carpio was born to sell cannabis. Aside from having a birthday on 4/20, the 38-year old Colorado native was also the first female dispensary owner in the state, ran a covert coffee shop appropriately called The Front, and now oversees the largest hemp seed exchange in the…
Techbargains.com
Groupon 12-Days of Doorbusters Event – up to 80% off Goods and Local Deals
Groupon 12-Days of Doorbusters Event – up to 80% off Goods and Local Deals
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Clinton brings out star power in final bid to woo US black vote
From rap stars to the first black US president, high-powered supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton launched a final bid Friday night to bring out the black vote as one of America’s most divisive presidential campaigns draws to a close.
Scientific American Content: Global
Patent Data Show That Companies Invent in Very Different Ways
Patent data show that companies have very different strategies for invention — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Roku’s $30 Express player is more intriguing than its high-end Ultra
Few tech companies are as reliable as Roku. Every year, like clockwork, it releasess a new round of streaming video boxes, each a bit faster and better than what came before. There’s the occasional welcome surprise, like the $50 Roku Stick that debuted earlier this year, but for the most part the company’s…
Fast Company
My Wife And I Are Cofounders–These Are Our Five Biggest Management Challenges
“Many people seemed to think Laura’s title of ‘president’ was just for show,” recalls one half of a husband-wife business duo. “Many people seemed to think Laura’s title of ‘president’ was just for show,” recalls one half of a husband-wife business duo.When I first approached my…
Singularity HUB
This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through November 5th)
Cosmologists are evaluating the proof behind gravitational waves, journalists are investigating how to understand “truth” in the era of information overload, and roboticists are building crash-proof drones equipped with roll cages—these are some of our favorite stories this week from around the web….
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New Distance Record Offers Preview of Everyday Quantum Encryption
A team of researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China has successfully implemented a highly resilient form of quantum encryption over 404 kilometers of optical fiber, establishing a new distance record for the technique known as measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution…
BBC News – World
South Korea’s Park Geun-hye faces mass protest calling for her to quit
A mass protest in South Korea calls for scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye to quit.
VentureBeat
Top 10 startup ecosystems in the world 2016
GUEST: Last year was the first time SparkLabs revealed our rankings for the top 10 startup ecosystems in the world here on VentureBeat. Now I’m excited to present our update for 2016. The top 10 haven’t changed, but there has been movement within the rankings. Los Angeles has jumped two spots up,…
Slashdot
Teenagers In Macedonia Launch Fake Pro-Trump Sites To Earn Money
“In Macedonia the economy is very weak and teenagers are not allowed to work, so we need to find creative ways to make some money,” one 17-year-old told BuzzFeed News, which reports on a “strange hub” of over 140 political sites, all being run in the same small town in the former Yugoslav Republic of…
Digital Trends
Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9: Our first take
Porsche Design puts its name on a stunningly attractive, very high-spec smartphone that costs way more than it should. Huawei calls the Porsche Design version of the Mate 9, “the best smartphone ever made,” and Huawei certainly made it clear the relationship between the two firms would never have gone…
BBC News – World
Beyonce and Jay-Z get behind Clinton
Hillary Clinton gets support from stars Beyonce and Jay Z but Donald Trump is not impressed.
The Manual
The Sapira mattress combines direct-to-consumer ease with a foam-spring hybrid
Find direct-to-consumer ease in a foam and spring hybrid. The post The Sapira mattress combines direct-to-consumer ease with a foam-spring hybrid appeared first on The Manual.
Techbargains.com
Kwikset 909 SmartCode Electronic Smartkey Deadbolt $78
Kwikset 909 SmartCode Electronic Smartkey Deadbolt $78
SlashGear
The best budget earbuds and headphones for every need
A good pair of headphones doesn’t have to be an expensive pair of headphones. In the same way an expensive model may have subpar quality for the price, it’s possible to find inexpensive offerings with quality far above what you paid. Knowing where to look is half the battle, but we’ve done the hard work…
Architecture Lab
How to keep buildings from killing hundreds of millions of birds a year
Architects’ growing affinity for glassy buildings has given the world better views, more natural light, sexier skylines—and a lot of dead birds The post How to keep buildings from killing hundreds of millions of birds a year appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
UK defends judicial independence after judges face Brexit heat
Britain’s government defended the independence of the country’s judiciary on Saturday after three judges came under a wave of criticism from newspapers and a senior official for dealing a blow to the government’s Brexit preparations.
BBC News – World
Turkey coup aftermath: Pro-Kurdish Istanbul protests broken up
Protests against Kurdish party arrests are scattered with tear gas and water cannon in Turkey.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Turkey jails newspaper staff after bomb blast kills children in southeast
An Istanbul court on Saturday ordered the formal arrest of nine employees of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, widening Turkey’s crackdown on dissenting voices. The arrests came hours after a bomb in the country’s southeast killed two children.
EDC is Everyday Carry
8 “HK Clip” Keychains That Make Carrying Keys a Snap
submitted by Bernard Capulong From your run-of-the-mill carabiner to a custom-configured key organizer, carrying keys can get pretty complex. If you want something simple and reliable, all it takes is good hardware.The “HK-style” clip you see here on plenty of EDC keychains is a great example. It has…
DudeIWantThat.com
LighterBro Stealth
Not many multi-tools have built-in lighters, so I guess LighterBro figured they’d build a multi-tool around one. The LighterBro Stealth is a jet black lighter sleeve made of Japanese 420 stainless steel, and outfitted with 4 mini tools intended to make good timing, and maybe the occasional bad time,…
Digital Trends
LitraTorch is the go anywhere, do anything light for your next outdoor adventure
Litra has been in the lighting business for years, creating high-end LED lights for movie filming, photography, sports stadiums and other consumer electronics companies. The company has taken this know-how and used it to create the LitraTorch, a rugged and powerful 2200-lumen lighting system. Compact…
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Alt-Right Nativists Launch Witch Hunt Against Chobani Yogurt Founder For Helping Refugees
Not to put too fine a point on it, but in the libertarian moral universe, liberal government programs are bad and private charity is good. In fact, one of the core libertarian arguments against government aid is not just that it is wasteful and inefficient but that it displaces private acts of philanthropy….
9to5Mac
This week’s top stories: Apple answers MacBook Pro questions, cuts USB-C adapter prices, iOS 10.2, and the best cord-free earbuds
In this week’s top stories: Apple answers your MacBook Pro questions, cuts USB-C adapter prices, iOS 10.2 arrives for testers, and we break down the best wireless cord-free earbuds available ahead of Apple’s AirPods. more…Filed under: Apple
BBC News – World
Two Italians and a Canadian freed in Libya
Three foreign hostages who were kidnapped in Libya in September have been released, officials say.
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Recommended Reading: The internet and the truth
How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth Farhad Manjoo, The New York Times Thanks to rise of online media, we’re able to find loads of “facts” to support nearly any stance we take on any particular issue. During this year’s presidentia…
Digital Trends
We spoke with the science consultant behind Doctor Strange’s mind-bending multiverse
You’d think that after 13 live-action movies and various tie-in television series, Marvel Studios would have explored every corner of its superhero universe. But Doctor Strange throws open quite a few new doors — particularly around the occult corners of the studio’s superhero worlds. Ahead of the…
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With Limited Resources, VR Developers Test Solutions for Abuse on Average Users
With the recent occurrences of digital groping, both at the Tokyo Games Show and within the game QuiVr, the question of harassment within virtual reality is at the forefront of many discussions at the first ever Virtual Reality Developers Conference in San Francisco, an offshoot of the annual Game Developers…
Architizer
Sea Containers
BDG worked with MEC and Ogilvy & Mather Group UK to relocate their businesses from multiple sites to the newly refurbished riverside location of Sea Containers House. Prior to embarking on the architectural design, BDG undertook a strategic review of Ogilvy and MEC, through our Assess, Audit…
Scientific American Content: Global
Can Small Fusion Energy Start-Ups Conquer the Problems That Killed the Giants?
A few bold physicists—some backed by billionaires—are exploring faster, cheaper roads to the ultimate source of clean energy — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Mashable
Uber and Lyft are finally legal in Philadelphia
Never fear, Philly. Uber is here to stay.  On Friday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill allowing ride-sharing services to operate legally in Philadelphia.  The services had operated in Philadelphia long before this bill was signed, however, a temporary framework to legalize the practice…
SlashGear
Facebook will begin testing ads on Apple TV and Roku devices
If you thought Facebook already has enough presence on the screens of your various devices, get ready for one more: the TV. The social network behemoth is gearing up to expand its ever-growing advertising network with a test that will run video ads within certain apps on the Apple TV and Roku set-top…
RT – Daily news
RT doc film ‘We love Gaza’ highly commended at intl AIB Awards
RT’s documentary film, ‘We Love Gaza,’ has received high commendations at the AIB Awards in the International Current Affairs category. The film tells the story of two rival parkour teams finding solace in the extremely dangerous sport amid war. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Germany: 3 Afghan asylum seekers injured in hate crime attack
Three young asylum seekers have been injured by a xenophobic mob in a small town in the state of Saxony in eastern German. Two of their alleged attackers were later detained on suspicion of committing a hate crime. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
Check out the incredible brickwork completed by robots in Shanghai
Evidence of human architectural talent can be found around the world, from the Coliseum in Rome, to the pyramids in Egypt, to the Great Wall of China. But grand as these structures may be, humanity is being upstaged when it comes to building the infrastructure of the future. Meet Chinese studio Archi-Union…
RT – Daily news
Italian fans claim victimization by Turkish police at Champions League game
Napoli supporters have hit out at their treatment at the hands of Turkish police before Tuesday’s Champions League game against Besiktas in Istanbul. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
South Africa’s Zuma ‘not afraid of jail’ amid corruption accusations
South Africa’s leader Jacob Zuma, who faces corruption accusations, says he is not scared of prison.
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Download of the day: VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player isn’t just an app. It’s a life-saver.Are you trying to open a video that’s in a format your Windows or Mac machine doesn’t support? VLC. Do you need to listen to music in a long-forgotten format but don’t have a player that supports anything but MP3 and AAC? VLC. Do you need a decent…
The Verge – All Posts
I have lived the USB-C #donglelife. Here’s what you’re in for
There has been more talk of dongles now that Apple has gone and done it: excised all ports on the new MacBook Pros except one: USB-C. It is good and right to be unhappy that there aren’t any standard USB-A ports, MagSafe, nor SD card slots on these new MacBook Pros. If that gives you serious pause, I…
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Microsoft’s HoloLens Could Go to War
Image: Helmet of the future. Image: LimpidArmor FacebookVirtual reality isn’t just for video games or making Skype calls in space. There’s a good chance the tech could help soldiers in real wars too. Last month, at the Arms and Security trade show in Kiev, Ukraine, defense companies gathered to peddle…
Mashable
Virtual reality should stop trying to imitate traditional gaming
At PAX Australia on Friday, broadcaster and panel host Nic Healey went and asked the question: “When am I going to get my virtual reality Skyrim?” Five leading local voices in VR development were in Melbourne to discuss the VR “hype train,” and some of the day’s biggest themes were existential. Most…
RT – Daily news
Russian military testing 1st-ever VR helmet for drone pilots – report
Russian drone pilots may soon get a revolutionary virtual reality helmet to pilot unmanned aircraft and get an HD view of terrain and enemy targets. The new feature allows for better situation awareness while flying combat missions, developers say. Read Full Article at RT.com
Techbargains.com
Jamba Juice Appliances 67901 1100-Watt Centrifugal Juice Extractor $112.99
Jamba Juice Appliances 67901 1100-Watt Centrifugal Juice Extractor $112.99
Slashdot
New Software Remembers Everything Your Computer Has Ever Displayed
A Napster co-founder launched a new software this week which lets you search for anything you’ve ever looked at on your computer. schwit1 shared this report from CNNMoney: Atlas Informatics Founder and CEO Jordan Ritter calls the software “a photographic memory for your digital life”… This includes…
Techbargains.com
ASUS MX239H 23″ 1920×1080 IPS Panel LED LCD Monitor $99.99
ASUS MX239H 23″ 1920×1080 IPS Panel LED LCD Monitor $99.99
Mashable
Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on why he laughed at the iPhone
Roughly three years into his retirement from Microsoft, the company’s colorful former CEO, Steve Ballmer is beginning to open up a bit more about his past mistakes and his relationship with Bill Gates.  Now the owner of the Clippers in Los Angeles, where he can be seen cavorting on the sidelines as…
BBC News – World
Turkish police break up pro-Kurdish Istanbul protest
Turkish police use water cannon and tear gas to break up a protest in Istanbul against the arrest of leaders of the pro-Kurdish HDP party.
Mashable
Sharing economy for the rich now includes horses
What use do the super-wealthy have for the sharing economy? Well, they need somewhere to store their horses.  A new company is promising to solve that age-old problem as the “Airbnb for horses.” “Now this might not seem like a very big problem, but there are 9.2 million horses in the United States…
Discover Magazine
You Are Your Brain, So Don’t Blame Your Brain
“You shouldn’t blame lying on the brain”, according to Prof. Richard Gunderman writing in The Conversation. Gunderman notes the media interest in a recent paper about how brain activity ‘adapts’ to lying. CNN, for instance, covered the study with the headline: “Lying may be your brain’s fault,…
Techbargains.com
Lenovo IdeaPad 510 Intel Core i7-6500U 15.6″ 1080p Laptop (8GB/1TB) $599.99
Lenovo IdeaPad 510 Intel Core i7-6500U 15.6″ 1080p Laptop (8GB/1TB) $599.99
ArchDaily
Arabiazza(s) Urban Plan for the Arabia District of Helsinki Focuses on Sustainability
Courtesy of OOPEAA The future development of the Arabia Historic District in Helsinki has culminated in the second round of a two-stage competition. Arabiazza(s) — one of the four proposals selected for the second stage — was developed by team leader Anssi Lassila and comprised of OOPEAA working…
Scientific American Content: Global
The U.S.’s First Offshore Wind Farm is Scheduled to Open This Month
It is a surprise (and frustration) to many that the facilities have not cropped up sooner — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
RT – Daily news
‘Step down, criminal!’ Tens of thousands demand S Korean president’s ouster (VIDEO)
Over 40,000 took to streets of the South Korean capital, Seoul, on Saturday, demanding the resignation of President Park Geun-hye over a massive influence-peddling scandal. Read Full Article at RT.com
DudeIWantThat.com
Momentary Ink – Try on Your Custom Tattoo
I wanted my girlfriend to dress up as the hot chick from Blindspot for Halloween so I could test out these Momentary Ink custom tattoos on her, but she was all, No! Absolutely not! I have a trial starting Thursday and I’m not going into it with neck tatts! My insistence that the tattoos would surely…
The Verge – All Posts
Can you figure out the song lyrics in these natural science illustrations?
There’s an appealing aesthetic to old fashioned natural science illustrations, so when Katrina McHugh was looking for a subject for the 100 Day Project, she looked to a set of set of vintage encyclopedias that she had inherited from her grandfather as inspiration. Katrina McHugh The 100 Days Project…
Fast Company
How To Handle These 5 Awkward Money Conversations With Coworkers
You don’t need to help buy a gift every time someone in your office gets married or has a baby. You don’t need to help buy a gift every time someone in your office gets married or has a baby.My office is dog-friendly, and luckily I have a friendly dog. While I’d love to bring Odie…
Digital Trends
According to Google’s Transparency Report, the web is a safer place than before
It may not seem so, but apparently the web is a lot safer than it was a year ago. That is, according to Google’s new Transparency Report, which notes that an impressive number of sites have migrated to HTTPS, the protocol used for secure communication on the internet. As per a blog post published earlier…
Digital Trends
Android users finally get to check out Photoshop Fix
Android users are finally being rewarded for their patience in the form of Adobe Photoshop’s newest app — Photoshop Fix. No less than a year after initially debuting the app for iOS, the powerful tool has now jumped the fence and made itself available to the operating system the rest of the world (or…
VentureBeat
Why investors are throwing heaps of money at machine learning
GUEST: If you’re a whip-smart investor with big bucks to spend, chances are you’ve got your fingers in the AI pie. It’s a market where $50 million is chump change, so if you really want to play with the high rollers you’ll need more room on the check. Sentient’s up to $144 million in an AI platform…
VentureBeat
Cows and data centers: What HP’s chief engineer thinks about fusing the real world with technology
Chandrakant Patel has a deep history working on hardware and fundamental science at Hewlett-Packard, and he has used that background to create a vision for the future of technology that combines the physical and digital worlds. He hopes to inspire his fellow HP colleagues and the rest of the tech world…
VentureBeat
Fintech lenders need their own valuation metrics
GUEST: Lately, those saying that fintech lenders have been overvalued are being vindicated by an across-the-board slashing of valuations. Numerous fintech lenders have taken down rounds or markdowns, while Wall Street has largely pummeled the few companies brave enough to enter an IPO. Indeed, as of…
Techbargains.com
Air Hogs Helix Sentinel 720p First Person View Drone w/ Headset + 4GB Card $127.99
Air Hogs Helix Sentinel 720p First Person View Drone w/ Headset + 4GB Card $127.99
VentureBeat
How AI turns customers into big-spending brand loyalists (VB Live)
VB LIVE: Loyalty is the age-old metric that can make or break your business; AI is the hot new technology that’s transforming marketing as we know it. May-December romance? These marketing masters think so. Join this VB Live event for insight into how AI messaging can more than triple engagement. Register…
ReadWrite
Yamaha races to connect the things to the IoT
Japanese conglomerate Yamaha has launched its own Advanced Robotics Automation platform, a system that connects Internet of Things (IoT) and other devices together. The platform looks to lower the cost of automated production lines and provide more compatibility between IoT products, according to Yamaha….
Slashdot
A New Process Turns Sewage Into Crude Oil
Big Hairy Ian shares this report from New Atlas: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has found a way to potentially produce 30 million barrels of biocrude oil per year from the 34 billion gallons of raw sewage that Americans create every day… [T]he raw sewage is placed…
BBC News – World
Still a democracy?
As opponents are purged and journalists jailed, can Erdogan’s Turkey still be called a democracy?
BBC News – World
‘I waited 96 years’
Those born before women had the right to vote are sharing selfies of their vote for Hillary Clinton.
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If Hillary Clinton Wins Nevada, Florida, North Carolina and Other Close States, She Can Thank Gary Johnson
Today’s big election news is that Hillary Clinton has built (in the words of CNN) “what could be an insurmountable edge in Nevada at the end of early voting,” including a 72,000-vote advantage in Clark County alone. Nevada, which selected Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, is nevertheless close to a must-win…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
6 Vegan and vegetarian turkey alternatives for Thanksgiving
VEGAN WHOLE TURKEY GARDEIN STUFFED VEGGIE TURKEY ROAST TOFURKY VEGETARIAN FEAST QUORN TURK’Y MAGIC VEGAN LOAF MAKER FIELD ROAST CELEBRATION ROAST VEGAN WHOLE TURKEY Going meat-free on Thanksgiving doesn’t have to mean giving up the bird— VegeUSA’s
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The best Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ deals in November 2016
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is still one of Samsung’s most premium phones a year after release, boasting fantastic build quality and a 5.7-inch screen which curves around on both sides.November is the month to buy it as well. It’s time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so the price is sure to drop very…
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NASA and FEMA Practiced Emergency Operations for an Asteroid Impact
The year is 2020 and Los Angeles is about to be wiped off the face of the planet. You’ve known this day was coming since the fall of 2016, when the asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth was first discovered. At the time, the global consortium of scientists who’ve tasked themselves with saving…
The Awesomer
How Not to Take a Pee Break
LinkWhen you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go. So we don’t fault this guy for stopping his car and hopping out to take a bathroom break in the middle of nature. But if you’re gonna do it on a hill, make sure to set your parking brake. More Awesome Stuff: Bathing in Hot SauceFake It ‘Til Your Face HurtsErnie…
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EXPIRING Hunter Fan Summer Breeze 52in Ceiling Fan w/ Five Blades (White) $42.72
EXPIRING Hunter Fan Summer Breeze 52in Ceiling Fan w/ Five Blades (White) $42.72
Architecture Lab
How Patrick Schumacher will keep Zaha Hadid’s name on top
Patrick Schumacher, the right hand of the late starchitect, now faces the daunting task of leading the firm she built The post How Patrick Schumacher will keep Zaha Hadid’s name on top appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Mashable
Samantha Bee’s ‘Trump Thesaurus’ is a colorful way to remember election cycle
As the election cycle comes to a close, we know there’s one phrase you’re dying to remember forever: “screaming carrot demon.” Fortunately, Samantha Bee has immortalized that epithet — alongside every other phrase she’s used to describe Donald Trump — in a very thorough supercut called the “official…
Man of Many
Bringing Your Game to the Office – Scrab XYAB Mouse/Gamepad
We all loved Transformers. Either for the concept of talking robotic vehicles that fight each other or for Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Designer Jan Winkels from Yanko Design created the Scrab Mouse/Gamepad that operates as your standard moving mouse for the day in the office, which then…
Digital Trends
Move over, Area 51 — Facebook’s Building 8 division may be making a phone
Secrecy has long been at the heart of Apple’s game, but few other tech companies seem to have operated under such a heavy veil of mystery. That is, until now. Facebook, one of the most ubiquitous social media platforms around, may be pivoting in a major way. It just might be making a phone. According…
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Chevy starts manufacturing the Bolt
A new wave of affordable yet practical electric cars is finally reaching production lines. GM has started manufacturing the Chevy Bolt at a plant in Orion Township, Michigan, putting it on track to sell the $30,000 (after tax credits) EV in Californ…
CNET News.com
The American Dream: A VR game where you have guns for hands – CNET
Imagine a 1950s world where Mr and Mrs Middle America are going about daily life with guns for hands. Forget gun control — this is The American Dream!
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After 20 Minutes of Listening, New Adobe Tool Can Make You Say Anything
Ever wanted to make Natalie Portman yell obscenities at your neighbors? What if Garey Busey could leave your mother a sexy voicemail on her birthday? Wanted to prank your little brother by forcing him to call his crush and profess his love? Adobe has you covered.When Adobe released photoshop in 1990,…
Digital Trends
Check out our guide to Apple’s MacBook Pro before you empty your wallet
Apple unveiled a slate of new MacBooks toward the end of October, with updated internals, refreshed design, and of course the highly-anticipated Touch Bar. It was a long time coming, and in the interim the premium laptop market has become incredibly competitive. With every major manufacturer debuting…
CONTEMPORIST
Interior Design Idea – 7 Ways To Bring A Touch Of Marble To Your Living Room
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DudeIWantThat.com
Nobody Likes a Cockblock
Are you a parent? Then I’m sure you’ll agree your precious children have taught you at least as much, and most likely far more, than you’ve ever taught them. Such as deep, unconditional love. Patience. Awe and wonder. Appreciation for the little things. And how to go very…very long periods of time…
The Awesomer
Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide
Price: $35  | BuyWe’ve featured a number of Pawel “Sariel” Kmiec’s incredible LEGO Technic builds. Now learn from the best with this 424-page guide which takes you from basic building principles up through sturdy and complex mechanisms so you can make your own wonderful machines. More Awesome…
ReadWrite
For this new smart city venture, small is beautiful
While corporate giants and big cities are adopting Internet of Things (IoT) technology at a fervent pace , a new venture seeks to help smaller businesses and towns take advantage of IoT’s vast potential too. Telecommunications consultancy B2 Group announced that it was launching Directed IoT. The focus…
Gizmodo
Oh Great, Bots Are Already Screwing With the Election
An odd thing occurred on the FBI’s Record Vault Twitter account on October 31st, drawing conspiracy theorists out of the woodwork. After months of being almost dormant, the bot-powered account started firing out tweets related to various Clinton scandals. Now, the FBI has launched an internal review…
Lifehacker
U.S. Galaxy Note 7’s Will Be Capped at 60% Battery Very Soon
We’ve made it pretty clear that you should exchange your Note 7 for something else and according to Samsung, 85% of the Note 7’s in the U.S. have already been replaced. For everyone else, you’re about to get a gimped battery.In other countries, Samsung has pushed updates to the Note 7 that block the…
RT – Daily news
Slavic Brotherhood 2016: Russian, Serbian & Belarusian troops hold anti-terrorist drills (VIDEO)
Russian, Serbian and Belarusian troops have held joint Slavic Brotherhood 2016 exercises outside Belgrade, working on improving cooperation in anti-terrorist missions across borders. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Irishman ‘dies in IS suicide attack’
The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs confirms it is investigating reports that an Irishman was killed when he detonated a car bomb near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Friday.
CONTEMPORIST
This Singaporean House Completely Opens Up To The Backyard
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RT – Daily news
Two-thirds of Brits support GM crops, claims Bayer-sponsored survey
A large-scale UK public survey says there has been a sea change in attitudes toward genetically-modified foods. The study has been published as the government prepares to loosen its attitudes to GMOs following Brexit, and more field trials are being given the go-ahead. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
US election 2016: Trump to target Democratic states
Donald Trump says he will target “Democrat strongholds” like Minnesota in the election run-up.
FiveThirtyEight
Why We Don’t Know How Much Sexism Is Hurting Clinton’s Campaign
In 1887, Susanna Salter was a 27-year-old housewife and member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union in Argonia, Kansas. In other words, she didn’t have much in common with the Hillary Clinton of 2016. But she was about to.Kansas women had just won the right to vote in city elections, and the WCTU…
BBC News – World
Protesters turn out in Florence over Italian referendum
Protesters opposed to a constitutional referendum in Italy clash with police in Florence.
Slashdot
A Powerful New Android Spyware Targets Business Executives
Orome1 quotes HelpNetSecurity: “Researchers from mobile security outfit Skycure have recently analyzed a malicious app they found on an Android 6.0.1 device owned by a vice president at a global technology company. The name of the malicious package is ‘com.android.protect’, and it comes disguised as…
io9
Replacing Fireworks With 500 Drones Is Brilliant and Very Annoying
Fireworks are dangerous, loud and can only be used once—that’s what makes them fun. Intel has just made its intentions clear that it wants to completely ruin that fun with its small quadcopters that it calls Shooting Stars. Unfortunately, that’s probably a good idea.Read more…
Mashable
Elon Musk thinks universal income is answer to automation taking human jobs
Tech innovators in the self-driving car and AI industries talk a lot about how many human jobs will be innovated out of existence, but they rarely explain what will happen to all those newly jobless humans. As usual, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk responds to an obvious question with an answer that…
Digital Trends
The best electric car you can buy
A decade ago, the idea of driving an electric car seemed inconceivable to most Americans, but these cars with plugs are definitely here to stay. Technological improvements, stricter emissions standards, and changes in consumer tastes are driving electric cars further into the mainstream, and while they…
RT – Daily news
Russia’s goal in Syria is to ensure national security – PM Medvedev
Russia’s primary aim is to enhance its own security by preventing jihadists from former Soviet republics fighting in Syria from returning to Russia and carrying out attacks there, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Israel’s Channel 2 TV. Read Full Article at RT.com
Gizmodo
Riding In A Self-Driving Race Car Looks Absolutely Terrifying
For a lot of people, riding in a car that has even partial control over its actions is difficult enough in slow traffic—just ask the 70-year-old lady who thoroughly freaked out while using Tesla’s Autopilot. But letting a race car take full control? That’s a whole new level of “No, thanks.”Read more…
CNET News.com
Elon Musk: Trump doesn’t reflect well on the US – CNET
Technically Incorrect: The Tesla founder isn’t impressed by the Republican nominee and prefers Hillary Clinton’s policies.
Man of Many
Get Lazy with Lay-Z
The Coleman inflatable hot tub is an inflatable spa that has a three-layer reinforced fabric coated material called TriTech on all sides that provides durability and comfort, whilst remaining lightweight. TriTech is a polyester mesh core encased in two layers of laminated PVC. The durability is proven…
Archinect – News
Calvino’s Invisible Cities Made Visible: The Drawings of Karina Puente
Karina Puente, an architect and urbanist based in Lima, Peru, who has worked on plans for the Lima of the future, has also begun illustrating each of Calvino’s 55 cities. The drawings capture much from the text, but they also have a magic of their own.Anastasia has concentric canals and much in it streets…
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Six innovative wind turbine designs
By Cat DiStasioThe International Energy Association (IEA) announced last week that renewable energy capacity around the globe has eclipsed coal power for the first time ever. Wind power makes up a large percentage of global renewable energy, and with all the recent technological innovations in wind turbine…
Lifehacker
Build Your Own Pocket Game System for Tetris and Snake
Sometimes, a single-purpose device is the best way to approach a project. Case in point, Adafruit’s guide to make a clever little handheld game system that just plays simplified versions of Tetris and Snake.This little project includes two games, Tetris and Snake, alongside a little paint program. You’ll…
Fast Company
How I Saved $900 A Month So I Could Finally Become My Own Boss
Before quitting her day job, this freelancer gave herself a year to take her savings account from $1,100 to over $10,000. Before quitting her day job, this freelancer gave herself a year to take her savings account from $1,100 to over $10,000.July 2015 found me in Florence. To…
VentureBeat
How a 4-week test can produce more female startup founders
GUEST: CrunchBase data on US funded startups shows that in 2014, only 18 percent – about 1 in 5 – had at least one female founder. It’s a gain over 2009, when that number was only 9.5 percent – but there is still a lot of room for improvement. I know this firsthand. I was one of 30 female founders in…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Basque separatist group leader arrested in France
The most senior leader of the Basque separatist group ETA still at large was arrested Saturday in southwest France, Spanish authorities said.
Mashable
Samsung says 85 percent of U.S. Note7 devices have been replaced
The raging dumpster fire that is the Samsung Galaxy Note7 has been, for the most part, extinguished. But the company is so worried about stubborn users who won’t return the device that it continues to deliver public status updates on the situation.  The latest came this Friday in a note on the Samsung…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Keep on truckin’ – Pickups and SUVs of SEMA 2016
The 2016 SEMA Show wrapped up in Las Vegas on Friday, leaving in its wake piles and piles of photos of wild custom cars, trucks and wheeled vehicles best described simply as “other”. We’ve sorted through to bring you some of the best in show. We have a sports car gallery on the way, too, but…
Digital Trends
Will Surface Pen Work Better With The Surface Studio?
Last month, we got some hands on time with the new Surface Studio, Microsoft’s first all-in-one PC effort and the vaunted flagship of the Surface line. Since related hardware often gets released when a signature item rolls out, it was a fair question to ask if the Surface Pen’s hardware had been improved,…
Digital Trends
TCL’s kitchen-ready tablet adds Amazon Alexa integration
Television and consumer electronics manufacturer TCL recognizes the rise of personal voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, so the company has integrated the service into a tablet designed specifically for the kitchen. TCL’s Xess tablet is a massive 17.3-inch “smart home hub,” and aside from the new…
Mashable
A 3-step plan for new grads with student debt
You’re a new grad, maybe in a new city with a new job, apartment and friends. But not all the new things about postgrad life are fun and sparkly; you likely have a new debt to deal with, too.If you graduated in May, your first student loan payment will probably come due next month. And if you’re like…
Lifehacker
How Computer Screen Privacy Filters Work
Screen privacy filters are an easy way to keep snooping eyes from seeing what’s on your laptop monitor. If you’ve ever wondered how they work, this video reveals all.If you’ve ever had vertical blinds in your home, you know that you can only see through them at a certain angle. As Linus explains in the…
Next Big Future
Metallic hydrogen is metastable could be used as superlightweight structural material for floating cities
Metallic hydrogen has been created in a diamond anvil in a Harvard lab.Diamond anvil cells can use only vanishingly small sample sizes. A typical amount is about 160 cubic micrometersIf metallic hydrogen is metastable then there are a lot of potential applications.Metastable would mean that the phases…
Slashdot
First Color Images Produced By an Electron Microscope
Slashdot reader sciencehabit quotes Science magazine: Imagine spending your whole life seeing the world in black and white, and then seeing a vase of roses in full color for the first time. That’s kind of what it was like for the scientists who have taken the first multicolor images of cells using an…
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US is ready to hack Russia if it interferes with the election
American officials are nervous that Russia’s alleged attempt to influence the election could extend to the vote itself, and they aren’t willing to take any chances. A senior intelligence source tells NBC News that US cyberwarfare agents are in a position to hack Russian critical infrastructure (including…
Next Big Future
New NASA Emdrive paper shows force of 1.2 millinewtons per kilowatt in a Vacuum and a low thrust pendulum and tests were at 40, 60 and 80 watts
The newest NASA emdrive paper concludes a force generation of 1.2mn/kw after errors measurement is accounted for.A low thrust pendulum at the NASA Johnson space center was used.The best conventional Hall thruster can produce 60 millinewtons per kilowatt which is an order of magnitude more than the emdrive…
Lifehacker
This Week’s Top Downloads
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Photoshop Fix, the Simple Photo Retouching Tool, Comes to AndroidLast year, Adobe released a super simple, yet powerful photo retouching tool called Photoshop Fix for iOS….
TechCrunch
WhatsApp is testing a clone of Snapchat Stories, called Status
 Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is experimenting with a new Status feature that lets users share mood-setting pictures and videos overlaid with other custom elements such as emoji, with the content disappearing 24 hours after it’s shared — so basically a copy of Snapchat Stories. Read More …
Lifehacker
This DIY Foam Roller Gives Your Tired Muscles a Great Massage
Foam rollers are cylindrical things that use your body weight to massage your sore and tight muscles and can also give you a strength workout. You can buy them from any sporting goods store, but today you’ll learn how to easily make your own durable foam roller for less than $20.http://vitals.lifehacker.com/eight-foam-rol…Before…
ReadWrite
MIT-led group uses machines to fix vocal problems
An MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital group believes that machine learning can play a role in better understanding speech disorders and correcting vocal issues. The team recently described using a wearable gadget to gather accelerometer data to determine differences in people with Muscle Tension…
Next Big Future
Combat Lasers and hybrid power for Next-Generation US Combat Vehicle
The US Army’s Next-Generation Combat Vehicle will probably run on alternate-power sources, have directed-energy weapons, advanced-composite armor and an active protection system.”There’s a solid four years of analysis that has to occur” before decisions are made on procurement requirements, said Col….
Next Big Future
Grumman Laser Beam Control System for Next-Generation Fighter will begin testing by 2019
Northrop Grumman will help the U.S. Air Force mature its plans to use directed energy systems for self-protection on current and future aircraft under a contract awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory.The laser weapon will be housed in a pod attached to a fighter-sized aircraft. The system will…
BBC News – World
Iraqi troops face bomb attack in Mosul
BBC Arabic’s Feras Kilani and cameraman Marek Polaszewski are with Iraqi special forces as they enter the populated areas of Mosul.
TechCrunch
What you need to know about startup boards
 Every company has a board of directors — but few founders and entrepreneurs give the matter of board composition much thought. We’d like to offer some advice to founders and CEOs seeking to learn more about their boards, as well as to people who have been invited to sit on a board. Read More …
Scientific American Content: Global
Online Sociality Linked to Lower Death Risk
Facebook users in California had slightly better health outcomes than non-users, even after controlling for other factors. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
VentureBeat
$69 Pocket Chip DIY computer has 3D acceleration to run Quake III
The $69 Pocket C.H.I.P. computer has gotten a software update that enables 3D acceleration on the ARM-based device. Now it can run games like Quake III. The updated software and device are now available for holiday gift purchases. The Pocket Chip (spelled Pocket C.H.I.P. by the company) and its sister…
VentureBeat
How chatbots help with your marketing efforts
GUEST: Marketing in the 2000s was dominated by search engine marketing and optimization (SEM and SEO). The early 2010s saw the rise of Facebook and social media marketing. Most recently, we’ve seen mobile marketing rise and plateau as users have stopped downloading new apps. Now, we are entering the…
VentureBeat
How a chatbot can help you save money
GUEST: While most people want to save more, the vast majority have a hard time putting money aside to meet their own savings goals. In fact, a recent survey found that as many as 63 percent of Americans are unable to set aside enough money (at least $1,000) to cover unexpected or emergency expenses….
Digital Trends
Five shows to stream this week: ‘The Night Manager,’ ‘The Crown,’ and more
Online streaming is bigger than ever, and with so many streaming services adding new shows and movies every week, it can be nearly impossible to sort through the good and the bad. If you need something to watch and don’t want to wade through the digital muck that washes up on the internet’s shores, follow…
BBC News – World
Mosul battle: Iraqi PM rallies forces and issues warning to IS
The Iraqi prime minister says Mosul “will be liberated soon” as he warns IS fighters to surrender.
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Donald Trump rushed off stage in Nevada security alert
Republican candidate Donald Trump was rushed off stage by security officers during a US election campaign address in Reno, Nevada.
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Google snaps up the creators of a game-focused Android emulator
You can already run Android apps on a Chromebook, but would you run games and other intensive mobile apps on it? Probably not. However, Google might be taking steps to make that practical. The creators of LeapDroid, an Android emulator that specia…
National Geographic News
Why Woodpeckers Don’t Get Headaches
Lifehacker
If You’re Going to Lounge, you Need the Right Pants for the Job
MeUndies Lounge PantsAt some point, someone gave men permission to have nice underwear, and that blessing has been extended to your sweatpants.http://gear.lifehacker.com/exploring-the-…MeUndies, the harbinger of better men’s basics and innovator of subscription underwear, and Tommy John, my new favorite…
FiveThirtyEight
Elections Podcast Countdown: 3 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 hit the diner to discuss the final days of the campaign, the lessons of Brexit…
Discover Magazine
The Arctic, as you’ve never seen it: beautiful and in distress
NASA has published a spectacular image mosaic of the Arctic — just as sea ice extent in the region was reaching yet another record low. How much sea-ice shrinkage are you responsible for? Keep reading… Satellites have been providing a synoptic view of the Arctic since 1979, helping scientists…
Slashdot
Secret Service, DHS Scramble To Secure America’s Election
Secret service agents rushed Donald Trump off a stage in Nevada Saturday night, CNN reports. “A scuffle could be seen breaking out in the audience, but it was not immediately clear what happened… Secret Service and police tactical units rushed in to detain a man [who] was then rushed by a throng of…
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AuthaGraphic Projection – The World’s Most Accurate Globe
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BBC News – World
South Korea issues arrest warrants for presidential aides
South Korean prosecutors issue arrest warrants for two former aides of President Park Geun-hye.
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Uber gets slapped with lawsuit over missing food delivery tips
A courier in New York who used to deliver food for Uber has filed a lawsuit against the company over unpaid tips, according to Buzzfeed News. In the lawsuit, he said that tips from customers never made it to him and other delivery personnel for UberR…
Newswise: SciNews
PNNL Wins 2 R&D 100 Awards for Underground Cleanup, Carbon Capture
Tools that track underground contaminants and speed carbon capture technology development are among R&D Magazine’s 100 most innovative scientific breakthroughs of the year.
VentureBeat
Samsung to include AI digital assistant in upcoming Galaxy S8
(Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it would launch an artificial intelligence digital assistant service for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, seeking to rebound from the Galaxy Note 7’s collapse and differentiate its devices. The world’s top smartphone maker in October announced…
VentureBeat
7 takeaways from the White House report on AI
GUEST: The White House released a much-anticipated document last May entitled “Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence.” Sent from the Office of the President and the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology (or NSTC), the report is 58 pages of research, documentation,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
A record of ancient tectonic stress on Mars
Paris (ESA) Nov 04, 2016 Sets of ridges and troughs some 1000 km north of the giant Olympus Mons volcano contain a record of the intense tectonic stresses and strains experienced in the Acheron Fossae region on Mars 3.7-3.9 billion years ago. This scene, captured by ESA’s Mars Express on 4…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Clearing the Air in Space
Huntsville AL (SPX) Nov 04, 2016 For decades, NASA engineers have been key players in the design, fabrication and testing of the equipment that keeps astronauts safe in space – on Skylab, SpaceHab and the International Space Station. Teaming with industry, they created the Environmental Control and…
Nano Technology News
First time physicists observed and quantified tiny nanoparticle crossing lipid membrane
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 07, 2016 Nanomaterials have invaded most of products used in our daily life. They are found everywhere: from cosmetics (creams, toothpastes, and shampoo), food components (sugar, or salt), clothes, buildings cement, paints, car tires, oil, electronic products (smartphones,…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
jason bruges’ ‘light masonry’ eerily illuminates york minster cathedral
the piece is inspired by the various layers of architecture crafted by the mister’s stonemasons The post jason bruges’ ‘light masonry’ eerily illuminates york minster cathedral appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Digital Trends
All the ways ridesharing companies are helping get out the vote
In two short days, it’ll all be over. On November 8, Americans across the country will have the opportunity to cast their vote for the next president of the United States, and ridesharing companies are doing their part to ensure that voter turnout is as high as possible. So if you’re not voting on on…
Digital Trends
Zipcar will support members’ evening voting on Election Day with 7,000 free cars
Carsharing company Zipcar is supporting its members and maybe trying to attract some more by offering 7,000 cars for free on Election Day 2016. With the Drive the Vote program, on November 8, registered members can use a Zipcar for no charge other than taxes and fees from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The intent…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Are we about to see the Surface Phone appear at last?
Rumours of a Surface Phone have been swirling for many months now, and despite the slow demise of Windows on mobile, Microsoft continues to push plenty of other Surface-branded bits of kit. Now it looks like a phone could finally be on the cards.Leaked images from well-known tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks)…
BBC News – World
Iraq suicide attacks: Ambulances used in Tikrit and Samarra
Explosives-laden ambulances are used to kill 21 people in the Iraqi cities of Tikrit and Samarra.
Digital Trends
Innovative bicycle tires allow you to pedal forever without the fear of a flat
Bicycle tires are a weak link in the cycling world. They fail when you need them the most and can be a pain to repair. More often than not, a flat tire is the death sentence for a bicycle whose owner doesn’t have the tools or the know-how to fix the flat. If an owner brings the bike it into the shop…
BBC News – World
Delhi’s cinema for the homeless
Makeshift cinemas are providing entertainment and relaxation to some of the homeless people in Delhi, India.
Fast Company
Five Low-Cost Ways To Build A Powerful Work Culture From Scratch
“Some of the most powerful culture-building tools,” says Hootsuite’s Ryan Holmes, “are basically DIY hacks.” “Some of the most powerful culture-building tools,” says Hootsuite’s Ryan Holmes, “are basically DIY hacks.”My first office wasn’t much to look at. In fact, it wasn’t an…
WIRED
Women—and Men—Share Their Harrowing Stories of Workplace Harassment
This is what workplace sexual harassment looks like in America. The post Women—and Men—Share Their Harrowing Stories of Workplace Harassment appeared first on WIRED.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
gt2P develops ‘remolten’ stool series from chilean volcanic lava
presented at design miami/ 2016, the collection investigates the lava’s material properties, grounding it to a granulated state, re-melting and casting it into usable objects. The post gt2P develops ‘remolten’ stool series from chilean volcanic lava appeared first on designboom | architecture &…
How-To Geek
All the Features That Require a Microsoft Account in Windows 10
Windows 10, like Windows 8 before it, is integrated with Microsoft’s online services. Microsoft would prefer you sign into Windows with your Microsoft account, although you can still create a local account. Certain features are only available if you sign in with a Microsoft account, however.Click Here…
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PS4 Pro vs PS4: What’s the difference?
The PS4 Pro is almost here, and it offers a pretty interesting improvement over the existing PS4 console.The console features 4K output alongside HDR playback capabilities and upgraded internals components that will help games run smoother with even more details. To that end, developers will be able…
Digital Trends
Inside the lab that is bringing Darth Vader, X-Wings, and C-3PO to life in VR
Anyone who owns an HTC Vive can get a short teaser of what the digital wizards at ILMxLab are up to at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco. Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine is a 5-minute long virtual reality experience that lets you star in an original Star Wars story alongside R2-D2, the…
Mashable
In 1964, a nuclear bomb exploded in Mississippi and really messed up a guy’s kitchen
A resident constructs a homemade seismograph before the blast.Image: Moncrief Photograph Collection/Mississippi Department of Archives and HistoryAt 10 a.m. on Oct. 22, 1964, a five-kiloton nuclear device was detonated in Lamar County, Mississippi.The previous year, as a response to rising public anxiety…
Gadget Review
How to Clean a Microwave
How to Clean a Microwave Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Are you wondering how to clean a microwave and get it back to looking new and sparkling? Don’t worry, we’ve got the steps to make cleaning your microwave fast, easy, and very effective. You don’t even need any expensive microwave cleaning…
WIRED
How Algorithms Could Help Keep People Out of Jail
Cities are using techniques borrowed from public health and machine learning to figure out what to do with people after they get arrested. The post How Algorithms Could Help Keep People Out of Jail appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
As the GOP Cracks Up, Tech’s Young Conservatives Come Up
As tech issues become more national than niche, Silicon Valley’s views become increasingly important. The post As the GOP Cracks Up, Tech’s Young Conservatives Come Up appeared first on WIRED.
TechRadar: All latest feeds
How VR needs to evolve before it can really be for everyone
The launch of the Playstation VR has been tipped to transport Virtual Reality tech from the heads of rich early adopters to more mainstream consumers by the time Christmas rolls around this year. Sure, there are more powerful PC-based rival VR systems, but in terms of accessibility, price and ease of…
VentureBeat
France makes its bid to be recognized as a global AI hub
Disclosure: Organizers of the “France is AI” conference paid travel expenses for the reporter to attend and moderate several sessions at the event. Tucked into a courtyard in central Paris, the 35 employees of Snips are hunched over their computers trying to put the finishing touches on a new version…
Reason.com Full Feed
The Go-To Reference for People Afraid of Mass Culture
Maybe Tuesday will finally bring an end to one of the more annoying pundit clichés of this campaign season: the constant comparisons between Donald Trump and Lonesome Rhodes, Andy Griffith’s character in the 1957 film A Face in the Crowd. For nearly 60 years, A Face in the Crowd has been a go-to reference…
Mashable
Dana Carvey’s Church Lady returns to ‘SNL’ with an election song
If you’re looking for a thoughtful breakdown of the 2016 presidential election, you’re not going to find it here. And if you’re looking for over-the-top jokes about said election, you also might want to look elsewhere. Dana Carvey revived his Church Lady persona on Saturday Night Live this week,…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
US-backed Syrian forces announce start of Raqqa offensive
U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian forces have announced the start of a campaign to retake the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa from the extremist group.
Coolest Gadgets
Scosche MagicMount Wall Charger set to add more convenience to your life
Scosche’s expertise in the realm of accessories can be said to be legendary. There are simply so many different products that we have seen in the past which is able to change the way we charge our devices, or having to mount them in a convenient manner. In fact, Scosche’s MagicMount series has gained…
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Thought It Was A Drought Tee – $29.99
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BBC News – World
VW emissions probe to investigate board chair Poetsch
Car giant VW says German prosecutors have expanded their probe of the emissions scandal to include the firm’s chairman.
DailyTech Main News Feed
Uber Partners with Circulation to Pilot Program Connecting Transportation and Digital Health Care
Transportation barriers reduce access to healthcare services and increase healthcare costs.
Scientific American Content: Global
Learn to Be Happier with Second Best
When your first choice is unavailable, you may be more satisfied with something completely different  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Awesomer
Komodo Dragon in the Bathroom
Link“So the next problem we have is how to get a dragon out of the toilet.” BBC’s Planet Earth II shares an unnerving moment in Indonesia, in which cameraman Mark MacEwen came back to his hotel room to find an unwanted visitor in the loo. By the end we find out why it was in there. More Awesome Stuff:…
The Gadget Flow
Kobi Robotic Lawn Mower
Keep your yard looking pristine all year ‘round with the Kobi Robotic Lawn Mower. Equipped with three modes, this device can mow your lawn, remove leaves, and even blow away stubborn snow. Designed for every season of the year, the Kobi Robotic Lawn Mower takes the grunt work out of the most arduous…
The Gadget Flow
Gastown Jacket – The Most Versatile Jacket You’ll Ever Own
Inspired by the West Coast lifestyle, the Gastown Jacket brings a versatile performance jacket for the modern man. This premium lightweight design can take you on a hike, to the office, to the gym, and around the city. Wear it from the boardroom to the coffee shop, to the top of the mountain and back…
The Gadget Flow
Locker Pack Backpack by RYU
Quit sacrificing space for quality and instead carry your gear with the Locker Pack Backpack by RYU. Offering minimalist and sleek style as well as space, this is your brand new go-to bag for the office, class, the gym, and everywhere in between. With its noticeably unique shell, the design of the Locker…
The Gadget Flow
SLÎT Bike Rack by Mikili
Maximize the use of your space no matter how small it is with the SLÎT Bike Rack by Mikili. Complete with a foldaway mechanism, this system is able to hold you bike to keep it off the floor and out of the way. When opened, the SLÎT Bike Rack also serves as a shelf for your valuables such as keys, your…
The Gadget Flow
Predator Case for iPhone by Rokform
Tough and durable protection need not add bulk to your phone; just check out the Predator Case for iPhone by Rokform. Made with CNC machined aircraft grade aluminum, this minimalistic yet protective case secures onto your phone on all four corners and forms an X over the back. Despite its slight shape…
The Gadget Flow
Leather Mouse Pad
Keep your hand in place with this Leather Mouse Pad. Made with a single piece of gorgeous leather, this unique and modern mouse pad will be a perfect addition to your modern workspace. This minimalist yet useful design will allow you to use your computer mouse effortlessly while browsing. Available in…
The Gadget Flow
LONG – Your Daily Unique Power Bank
Never worry about having your gadgets go out of power anymore with the LONG power bank. This is a unique power bank that will keep your gadgets connected in an intuitive way. The device is made up of 12 Lithium ion batteries, each with the capacity of 3000 mAh. So, the total power backup capacity of…
The Gadget Flow
700C Electron Wheel
Cruise through town without working up a sweat with the 700C Electron Wheel. Designed for both road and mountain bikes, or any with 700c wheels, this wheel is made to replace the front wheel on your bicycle. Neatly tucked inside the 700C Electron Wheel is an internal motor as well as smart sensors. Learning…
The Gadget Flow
OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker
Music is something to be experienced and not simply observed. Surround yourself in audio bliss with the OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker. With the ability to be controlled right from your smartphone or tablet, this sleek and modern speaker can stand on its own to deliver big sound or be paired with other units…
The Gadget Flow
Leather Fast Charging USB Cable
Keep your devices charged up on the go with this Leather Fast Charging USB Cable. Other than working as a fast charging interface, you can use this cable as a key holder too and attach it easily to your backpack while on the go. One end of the cable has a Micro USB Interface or an Apple Lightning Interface…
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Upgrade Your Viewing Experience – 3 Excellent 4K Blu-ray Players under $300.00
Blu-ray is an optical disc format that is supported by most of the world’s leading consumer electronics, personal computer, recording media, video game and music companies. Now with dedicated 4K upscaling, you can enjoy Ultra HD (UHD) movie disc in the comfort of your own home.
Ars Technica
What is blockchain, and why is it growing in popularity?
Enlarge (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images) Last year, Ripple Labs, creator of the virtual currency XRP, was fined $0.7 million (~£540,000) by the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network for violating regulations concerning money laundering. Some observers cite this as the moment cryptocurrencies…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Ethically produced Not a Sweatshirt sweatshirt helps victims of sex trafficking
What if the clothing you buy could make a positive difference in the world? Sudara’s “Not a Sweatshirt” sweatshirt aims to help victims of sex trafficking by raising awareness and using funds to train and employ former victims in India. Every purchase supports Sudara’s initiatives to give women the confidence…
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Battlefield 1 is an anti-war message trapped in a best-selling shooter
One of the most iconic moments in the WWII film Saving Private Ryan occurs near the end, when sniper Private Daniel Jackson strikes down soldier after soldier from a clocktower post. His scope settles on the turret of a German Tiger tank, which slowly glides upward until it meets his eye. In that moment,…
A Daily Dose of Architecture
Today’s archidose #928
Here are some of my photos of the Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design exhibition that opened Friday at the Jewish Museum in New York. Exhibition design is by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Read my exhibition review at World-Architects.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just:::…
RT – Daily news
Graphic pics on cigarette packs may avert 650,000+ deaths in US – study
Smoking cigarettes, the key cause of preventable disease and death in the US, accounts for over 480,000 deaths every year, or one in five. Graphic pictorial warnings on cigarette packaging could help prevent over 652,000 of these, a new major study says. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Awesomer
Deal: Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Price: $30  | BuyTake your tunes anywhere with HomeSpot’s rugged Bluetooth speaker. It’s IP66 rated, so it can handle big splashes, drops, and dust, making it perfect for boating, rafting, camping and the beach. Has dual 6W drivers, and offers NFC pairing. Save 62% in The Awesomer Shop. More Awesome…
Mashable
Giant snowballs in Siberia might be connected to a frosty U.S. winter
This Siberian snowball fight requires some serious upper body strength, and a helmet. Giant frozen orbs recently appeared along an 11-mile stretch of Siberian coastline. The largest of the naturally formed snowballs measured nearly 3 feet across, according to Russian news reports. SEE ALSO: You’re…
HolyCool.net
Automatic Window Cleaning Robot
The home robotics category is about to change with these Automatic Window Cleaning Robots. Thanks to its smart suction fan, the robot will clean more surfaces including vertical glass, framed or frameless glass, frosted, filmed or colored glass, horizontal surfaces and more. This robot is smart and…
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How This Fine Art Occultist Makes Four-Dimensional Glyphs
Among many beautiful and mysterious projects, artist Eliza Gauger designs mesmeric, fantastical glyphs based on problems submitted to her by strangers. For a person worried their disability would make them unlovable, Gauger designed a rampant Velveteen Rabbit, more majestic for having been loveworn….
Architecture Lab
Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing
Architects from Amsterdam to Lagos are building on water to try to tackle the twin urban pressures of population density and climate change The post Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing appeared first on Architecture Lab.
HolyCool.net
Temperature Controllable LED Faucet
Luxurious waterfall glass LED faucet with temperature sensor helps you to control the temperature of the water based on your preference. One of the best ways to upgrade your modern bathroom decoration. It’s for those who love to add such luxurious things in their bathroom and uplift its beauty that…
The Awesomer
Making a Shrimp Trap
LinkPrimitive Technology goes easy on himself for once and makes a shrimp trap. It has a funnel that lets shrimp in but not out. It doesn’t need bait and you can make multiple traps to get you more food. Or something to barter. Man, a complete PT village would be awesome. More Awesome Stuff: Making…
Scientific American Content: Global
The Biggest Saber Cat
A fossil skull from China represents one of the largerst saber-toothed carnivores of all time — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gizmodo
Benedict Cumberbatch Presents the Apple Toilet on SNL
Apple haters rejoice! SNL and Dr. Strange himself took Apple’s history of over-the-top marketing of (occasionally underwhelming) iterative design to task and yeah, it was actually funny.Read more…
Ars Technica
Overcomplicated technology and the need for biological thinking
Enlarge (credit: Carl Drougge) Sam Arbesman’s newest book, Overcomplicated, looks at how many technological systems have grown so complex that they defy easy understanding. In the following lightly edited excerpt, he argues that we need to learn to think more like biologists in order to work with…
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Fisker’s EMotion sports car, and more in the week that was
Tesla swept headlines this week by launching a groundbreaking solar roof tile that’s better looking and longer lasting than standard shingles. The technology could trickle down to the company’s cars too — Elon Musk hinted that the upcoming Tesla Model 3 could feature a solar roof that melts ice and…
The Verge – All Posts
Make the most of this garbage election by voting for better trains and buses
This election has been an exhausting slog, winding down to the final days of anxiety and apocalyptic fears. If I had to judge the current mood of the electorate, I’d say it resembles the look on Harvey Firestein’s face in Independence Day right before he’s consumed by the giant fireball: “Oh crap.” …
Lifehacker
Sunday’s Best Deals: Under Armour Fleece, Infrared Turkey Fryer, Cole Haan Shoes
Under Armour fleece gear, Cole Haan shoes, and an infrared turkey “fryer” lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more…
Lifehacker
50 Ways to Relax Without Spending a Dime
If you’re on a budget and you’re looking for some great ways to relax and unwind beyond just going for a walk or taking a nap, this graphic has about fifty of them, all of which may take a little time, but never any money. Best of all, it’s organized chronologically, so you can try them at different…
HolyCool.net
Graphite Linen Placemats With Foodie-themed Phrases
Create an incredible table setting with these cool placemats. Made from yarn-dyed linen and recycled felt, the placemats feature phases like ‘Looks Good’, ‘Dig In’, ‘More Please’ and more… you can choose from a list of 12 food-themed phrases. The placemats are machine washable and can be ironed on…
VentureBeat
The tech manager’s challenge: How to stay steeped in tech while focusing on leadership?
GUEST: A workplace dynamic I’ve always found fascinating is the instinctual need for people to size up the technical depth of a technology leader upon first introduction. The technologists in the room want to determine if the manager understands what they do on a daily basis. The non-technical people…
Slashdot
Researchers Create An Undetectable Rootkit That Targets Industrial Equipment
An anonymous reader quotes Bleeping Computer: “Two researchers presenting at the Black Hat Europe security conference in London revealed a method of infecting industrial equipment with an undetectable rootkit component that can wreak havoc and disrupt the normal operations of critical infrastructure…
Cool Material
Acton Blink Qu4tro Electric Longboard
Acton, a Mountain View based transportation company, just released a new electric longboard that’s anything but traditional. Most electric boards combine existing decks and styles with added electronics for power, but the Acton Blink Qu4tro Electric Longboard was built from the ground up to be one of…
HolyCool.net
Kikkerland Concrete Desktop Planter
Add some greenery to your desktop with these modern concrete planter by Kikkerland. Featuring a planter on top, with a terraced base holds pens, business cards, or other small supplies. Buy Now The post Kikkerland Concrete Desktop Planter appeared first on HolyCool.net.
Techbargains.com
AOC E2752SHE 27in LED LCD Monitor (1920×1080) $149.99
AOC E2752SHE 27in LED LCD Monitor (1920×1080) $149.99
Digital Trends
Amazon has simplified the process of shopping for Alexa skills
Shopping for an Alexa skill on Amazon just got as easy as, well, shopping on Amazon. A recent update to the online marketplace has given the skills marketplace a much-needed makeover, organizing them in a novel (but intuitive) way. For the first time, Echo and Tap owners, and other Alexa-enabled device…
BBC News – World
Turkey’s pro-Kurd HDP party boycotts parliament after arrests
Turkish opposition party the HDP is halting all activity in Parliament after its leaders’ arrest.
Scientific American Content: Global
These Truths Are Not Self-Evident—But They’ve Been Firmly Established Over and Over by Scientific Research
A compendium of irrefutable facts for these fact-starved times — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
BBC News – World
Football fans killed in South Sudan shooting
A gunman fires into a crowd watching the English Premier League, killing 11 and injuring 16.
Engadget Full RSS Feed
After Math: Politics as usual
It’s been a crazy week for US politics, what with the end of the contentious 2016 election just around the corner. The New York Times announced that it would lower its paywall for the 72 hours surrounding election day while human dumpster fire Peter Thiel tried to explain away his support for Donald…
Big Think
Moving Beyond The Traditional 5 Human Senses
It’s time to stop thinking of just five human senses, since neuroscience is revealing we have many more.Read More
Mashable
The complete guide to the iPhone’s Bedtime mode
The iPhone’s new “Bedtime” functionality within the alarm clock app is an innovative and interesting introduction.  Working on the basis that being consistent with the amount of sleep you get (i.e., going to bed and waking up at the same time every day) is better for your health, this useful tool makes…
Singularity HUB
Take a Ride in a Fully Autonomous Tesla Today [Video]
Ever wanted your own self-driving car? You can buy one today—but it may be a while until it officially becomes your personal chauffeur. Tesla recently announced that all vehicles currently in production have full self-driving hardware pre-installed. To illustrate, they released a video from the driver’s…
RT – Daily news
Send them back to Africa: EU should intercept asylum seekers at sea, says German Interior Ministry
Germany’s Interior Ministry has allegedly hardened its refugee policy, with media quoting it as saying that the EU should intercept migrant boats trying to reach Europe from across the Mediterranean and send them back to North Africa. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
Looking to fund a project on Kickstarter? Keep these trends in mind
Depending upon the whims of the public to bring your dreams to life can be a bit daunting, but with a trendy and compelling enough dream, you just might strike gold on a crowdfunding platform. A new report from Agency 2.0, a crowdfunding agency that makes use of data-driven marketing strategies to create,…
Big Think
Top 15 Most Powerful Women in History
History’s most powerful female leaders are ranked.Read More
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Bake your own tiny organic apple pies for Thanksgiving
If there is one thing better than a slice of pie it is an entire pie all to yourself. Which is what makes these delicious miniature apple pies so perfect. Even better, they are totally organic and look pretty darn cute all piled up on a plate. Read on to find out how to make these tiny tasty treats. …
RT – Daily news
‘Despised, exploited, enslaved’: Pope Francis says govts push refugees into hands of traffickers
Pope Francis has slammed governments and institutions that never fail to find “scandalous sums” of money to save bankrupt banks, but turn a blind eye to the sufferings of migrants and refugees who often die as they attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Read Full Article at RT.com
Techbargains.com
T-fal Signature Nonstick Expert Thermo-Spot 12-piece Cookware Set $39.99
T-fal Signature Nonstick Expert Thermo-Spot 12-piece Cookware Set $39.99
9to5Mac
Test out the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar on any Mac with this handy app
Some have been pretty skeptical concerning the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, worried that it will complicate things for users who are accustomed to the physical function row of keys. If you’re in the camp of wondering exactly how the new Touch Bar will work, a new tool brings the capability to all Macs……
BBC News – World
Pope Francis holds Vatican mass for 1,000 prisoners
Pope Francis holds mass for 1,000 serving prisoners at the Vatican, telling them to not give up hope.
Motherboard RSS Feed
Watching Humans Take Over the Earth in 200,000 Years Is Pretty Relaxing
On Friday, the American Museum of Natural History released the above video, which maps the growth and migration of the human population from our origin as a species up to the present day.Modern humans emerged around the horn of Africa around 200,000 years ago. The earliest example of Homo sapiens is…
Mashable
Pollution is so bad in New Delhi people are taking ‘smog selfies’
The Indian government declared an “emergency situation” in New Delhi on Sunday as air pollution hit dangerous new highs — and residents have the selfies to prove it.  Officials announced a slew of measures to combat toxic smog in the capital city, including halting construction projects, canceling school,…
Reason.com Full Feed
Bill Weld Gives Up On His Ticket
As if this horrid presidential election wasn’t bizarre enough already, Bill Weld, the vice presidential candidate on Gary Johnson’s Libertarian Party ticket and the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, went on The Rachel Maddow Show this week and made a solid case against Donald Trump and for…
DudeIWantThat.com
Color Muse for DIY Paint Match
The only thing less fun than painting your living room walls purple–sorry, eggplant–is having your girlfriend decide after all the paint is applied, and dried, and you’re moving your couch back in front of the TV, that it’s the wrong. damn. color. Not really like the one on that one wall in her yoga…
Techbargains.com
Creative Sound Blaster Z Series PCI Express Interface Sound Card $59.99
Creative Sound Blaster Z Series PCI Express Interface Sound Card $59.99
The Verge – All Posts
How to be human: being open vs. being adulterous
Leah Reich was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column “Ask Leah” ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. How to be Human runs every other Sunday. You can write…
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Digital Trends
LeapDroid just made the leap over to Google
Google is already one behemoth of an employer, and now, it’s just gotten even bigger. The latest addition to the burgeoning tech family might make it easier for you to play games and other more complex mobile apps on a Chromebook. The small team over at LeapDroid, a game-specializing Android…
Digital Trends
Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Collapsible monitors, measuring spoons, and more
At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
From a potential Apple Music killer to a meds delivery app: 20 startups looking to change everything
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Download of the day: FreeFileSync
The days when we did everything on a single computer are long gone. Today we’re flitting around between Macs and PCs and maybe Linux boxes too.So how do you keep the stuff you need synchronized between all your machines?Some operating systems have tried to address this by offering sync services, which…
The Next Web
Google’s latest doodle will help you find your nearest polling place
Two days. There’s just two anxious, nailbiting days until America heads to the polls. It’s safe to say that there’s a lot riding on the outcome of this election. No matter where you sit on the political fence, it’s important that you cast your ballot. Google’s latest Doodle hopes to make this a little…
Mashable
At the first-ever Emojicon, smiling poop was everywhere
SAN FRANCISCO — Emoji are having a moment. The yellow smileys and prayer hands and grinning poop symbols may have worked their way into popular culture years ago, but the glyphs seem to have reached a new level of fandom and it was out in full force at Emojicon, a two-day conference dedicated entirely…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Nicaragua’s Ortega headed for re-election, despite autocracy fears
Former Marxist guerrilla leader Daniel Ortega is expected to easily clinch a third consecutive term as president of Nicaragua on Sunday, buoyed by steady economic growth that has trumped fears he is trying to install autocratic family rule.
FiveThirtyEight
In An Election Defined By Race, How Do We Define Race?
When I was younger, I had an idea for a satire in which a group of rogue genealogists would get blood samples from racially incendiary white politicians. They’d run DNA tests on them to see if they were part black, then publish the information on those who were.This was way back before you could order…
RT – Daily news
De Niro, Schwarzenegger clash over US election at event which raises $38mn for IDF
Two of Hollywood’s biggest stars clashed about the upcoming US presidential election at a fundraiser for the Israeli Defence Force in Los Angeles. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
US special forces come to Mosul frontline – media
American Special Forces have been spotted on the frontline alongside Iraqi army and Kurdish militia, who are trying to drive out Islamic State terrorists out of their self-proclaimed capital, Mosul, various media outlets report. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Awesomer
iTENS Pain Reliever
Price: $100+  | BuyThe iTENS device is like having a personal trigger point therapist: this small yet mighty portable device buzzes tiny electrical signals through the skin to intercept pain, helps release endorphins and works via your smartphone. So proceed with confidence, weekend warriors. …
TechCrunch
What Tesla’s new Gigafactory means for electric vehicles
 Tesla’s new Gigafactory opened at the end of July, with much excitement from both the media and the general public. Only 14 percent of the massive structure has been built, with the rest of the $5 billion project to be concluded by 2020. According to Tesla, battery cell production will start in 2017;…
Scientific American Content: Global
Meteoritics on an Alien World (With Lasers)
NASA’s Curiosity rover finds a foreign object on Mars, and engages in some science awesomeness — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Ars Technica
Zotac Zbox EN1060 review: Better than console gaming in a tiny package
Enlarge (credit: Mark Walton) Specs at a glance: Zotac Zbox EN1060 (barebones) CPU Intel Core i5-6400T GPU Nvidia GTX 1060 (mobile) Networking Dual gigabit LAN, 802.11ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 Ports Microphone, headphone, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1x USB 3.1, 2x USB 2.0 RAM 2 x DDR4-1866/2133…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Trump’s get-out-the-vote effort ‘not even close’ to Clinton’s, experts say
With only two days to go before the US presidential elections, candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are polling just a few points apart in key states. But observers and activists say Trump’s weak ground game may cost him the election.
ArchDaily
JTP and Ed Barsley Win the Resilient Home for the Future Award
Courtesy of JTP Architects The Sunday Times British Homes Awards has selected the recipient for its Resilient Home for the Future Award: “A Home for All Seasons” by JTP Arch
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