Indistinguishable from Magic 11/14

Best Deals of the Week, November 7th – November 11th – Deal Alert
Best Deals of the Week, November 7th – November 11th – Deal AlertCheck out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of November 7th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.35% off Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener…
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ExxonMobil is supporting the Paris climate agreement
The energy industry has long resisted efforts to rein in fossil fuel consumption for decades to combat climate change. It is mildly surprising then, that ExxonMobil released a statement earlier this week announcing its support of the Paris climate agreement, which went into effect on November 4th. The…
Black Friday Came Early For Amazon’s Best Small Tablet
Amazon Fire HD 6, $50 with code FIREHD6The Amazon Fire HD 6 is one of the best sub-$100 tablets you can buy, and you can score one from Amazon today for just $50 with promo code FIREHD6, the best price we’ve ever seen on a non-refurb.This tablet is a steal at its usual $70, but this discount actually…
Floof: Indoor Snowball Maker!
Make snowballs that won’t melt with Floof, the fantastically fluffy molding material! Buy here: Please subscribe: Hundreds more curiously awesome products:… – latest science and technology news stories
At $800K a pop, new Navy destroyer’s ammo is in question
The new guns on the Navy’s biggest and most advanced destroyer are going to be firing blanks if the Navy can’t find cost-effective projectiles. – latest science and technology news stories
Nobel laureate Steven Chu to be honored at UMass Lowell
Nobel laureate Steven Chu will receive an honorary degree from University of Massachusetts Lowell this week.
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Russia-friendly newcomer wins Bulgaria election, say exit polls
Bulgarian Socialist ally Rumen Radev, a Russia-friendly newcomer to politics, won Sunday’s presidential election by a wide margin, exit polls showed, prompting centre-right Prime Minister Boiko Borisov to pledge to resign.
BBC News – World
Trump election: Priebus and Bannon given key roles
US President-elect Donald Trump gives key roles to a top Republican and a right-wing media chief.
Craftsman 1/2 HP DC Quiet Belt Drive Garage Door Opener $179.99
Craftsman 1/2 HP DC Quiet Belt Drive Garage Door Opener $179.99
Digital Trends
Trump is against net neutrality, and Republicans agree with him
Net neutrality could be on the chopping block. The principle that any internet service provider must permit access to any content regardless of source, net neutrality may be threatened by president-elect Donald Trump’s new administration. Before the election, Trump called net neutrality a “top-down power…
The Best Way to Split Open a Coconut Without Any Tools
Fresh coconut is delicious, but they’re tough to break into, especially when you don’t have any tools with you. This trick might save your life if you get stranded on a desert island. Or at least save the day at a picnic or barbecue.Read more…
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Licences go digital in New South Wales
Residents in New South Wales can now access their recreational fishing licence and their responsible service of alcohol and conduct of gambling cards via the Service NSW app.
Are Tesla Crashes Balanced Out By The Lives That They Save?
Friday EE Times shared the story of a Tesla crash that occurred during a test drive. “The salesperson suggested that my friend not brake, letting the system do the work. It didn’t…” One Oregon news site even argues autopiloted Tesla’s may actually have a higher crash rate. But there’s also been…
BBC News – World
Controversial ‘Tinder death’ interview airs in Australia
An Australian man acquitted of killing his Tinder date is quizzed if he is “heartless”.
BBC News – World
Wife of Russian activist relays prison torture claims
Anastasia Zotova, the wife of imprisoned Russian activist Ildar Dadin, speaks about his torture allegations.
Everyone is freaking out about President Trump, according to Merriam-Webster
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s Twitter account, which has had quite an active election season between fact-checking America’s vocabulary and tossing out burns, has come back with a more somber tone about the incoming Trump administration.  SEE ALSO: Merriam-Webster is chucking incendiary tweets ahead…
Earth to Donald Trump: 2016 will be the hottest year on record
The planet is now more than halfway to the line scientists say we can’t cross if we’re going to avoid catastrophic climate change. Global temperatures for January to September 2016 were about 1.2 degrees Celsius, or 2.16 degrees Fahrenheit, higher than the preindustrial average, the United Nations’…
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Trump chooses Breitbart News boss Stephen Bannon to be his chief strategist
Donald Trump has named Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman of far-right publication Breitbart News, as his chief strategist and senior counselor. The president-elect announced that Bannon would be working alongside Reince Priebus, a long-time party member who previously operated as Republican National…
Man of Many
Huckberry Finds – November 2016: A Touch of Gold
It’s a new month and that means new finds on our favourite online retail site Huckberry. We usually try to unify products by theme and this instalment is no exception. Each product on November’s list has a touch of gold (or yellow), as if coming from the home of Midas himself. Of course there’s more…
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High performance computing (HPC): A look at what’s next with TACC’s Dan Stanzione
Using supercomputers for simulations has moved well beyond initial core industries into mainstream enterprises. Here’s a look at sustainability, consumption models and industries to watch.
The mad sprint to banking chatbots has begun
GUEST: Apple announcements are like holidays in our office, and the new iOS release in September was no exception. Since then, AI assistant news has moved at warp speed. Every Alexa update is a new opportunity for fintech integration. Google, with its latest releases, is also now in the running. Add…
Machines are becoming smarter marketers
GUEST: Marketing is only helpful when it’s meeting a need. It sounds simple, but those needs can be really tough to parse. Like any consumer, my needs evolve every day, if not every minute. I won’t stand for poorly targeted ads or messages that are irrelevant to me. I work in marketing technology, and…
HyperX’s Alloy FPS keyboard puts a full-size layout and Cherry switches in a compact chassis
Kingston is adding a new pillar to its HyperX gaming brand. After introducing some of the best gaming headsets under $100, it’s taking on mechanical gaming keyboards. Keyboard Pricing: $100 Availability: Out now The HyperX Alloy FPS is a new mechanical gaming keyboard that’s available now for…
A US Judge May Sentence Wannabe Terrorists to ‘Deradicalization’
Men on trial in Minnesota for trying to join ISIS may avoid 15 years in jail—but get sent to an experimental program that tries to keep them from becoming extremists The post A US Judge May Sentence Wannabe Terrorists to ‘Deradicalization’ appeared first on WIRED.
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Secret’s anonymous sharing is coming back as a response to Trump
Secret’s air-your-dirty-laundry service collapsed about as quickly as it rose to prominence, but it looks like it’s poised for a comeback thanks to the new political climate. Co-creator David Byttow has vowed that “Secret V2” is on the way as an expl…
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Start Rolling Your Blunts: The Brightest Supermoon Since 1948 Is Tonight
In case 2016 wasn’t already a year of unusual events, the brightest and biggest supermoon in nearly 70 years will be lighting up the night sky today. Tonight’s supermoon will be the brightest since 1948—you can catch it from this evening and tomorrow, November 14. Supermoons, in which the moon looks…
Big Think
Trump May Face Lawsuit from America’s Children over Climate Change
When he becomes President in January, Donald Trump will likely have another lawsuit on his hands. This time, from a group of 21 American children.Read More
Big Think
Stem Cell Clinics Promise Miracle Cures, but at What Cost to Patients?
These clinics offer shining testimonials. Yet, the technique has not been proven safe and effective.   Read More
The 5 most surprising things from Donald Trump’s ’60 Minutes’ interview
On Sunday night, Donald Trump sat down with Leslie Stahl for 60 Minutes, with the entire episode devoted to an interview with the president-elect, his first formal interview since winning the election on November 8. SEE ALSO: Chilling moments from day one in Trump’s America There’s a lot to dig through…
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Obama gives up on TPP following election of free trade-averse Trump
Thanks to the surprise election of free trade critic Donald Trump, the trade deal between the US, Australia, and 10 APAC nations will likely fade into obsolescence.
10 Headlines From the White House’s New Chief Strategist on Science and Tech
Sunday, the Trump transition team announced that conservative media king and alleged anti-Semite Stephen K. Bannon will serve as chief strategist and senior counsel to the President-elect. They also announced that former RNC chair and terrible name haver Reince Priebus will be the chief of staff.Read…
‘I’m Part of the Problem’: Partner at Peter Thiel Investment Firm Says He’s Scared of Trump
Photo: GettyOn Sunday, a partner at Silicon Valley investment firm Founders Fund spoke out against Donald Trump, blaming social media and by extension venture capitalists like himself for the “digital echo chamber” that led to the President-elect’s surprise victory on Tuesday.Read more…
Why chatbots are the last bridge to true AI
GUEST: Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating, and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in 3000 BCE. Since then, we have continuously developed more and more sophisticated means to communicate and push information. Whether unconsciously or consciously,…
BBC News – World
US coal slump keeps down CO2 emissions
Declining US coal consumption played a significant role in keeping down global emissions of carbon dioxide, says a report.
Donald Trump Says Online Popularity More Powerful Than Wealth
Image: GettyIn a 60 Minutes interview Sunday night, Donald Trump credited the success of his campaign to his following on social media.Read more…
BBC News – World
Trump: The women protesting against the President-elect
Women’s groups and feminist associations are organising a mass protest in Washington DC for January 21st, the day after President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in.
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Leonard Cohen’s son shares heartfelt words on his father’s funeral
The passing of musical great and legend of lyricism, Leonard Cohen, on Monday Nov. 7. sent ripples of mourning throughout the world. But none felt it more than Cohen’s own family. Laid to rest on Thursday Nov 10., the late icon’s son, Adam Cohen, penned a public post on both Instagram and Facebook recounting… Full Feed
Trump and the Media’s Alleged ‘Failure’
Terry Brown is a 55-year-old plumber in Stanley, North Carolina, a small town that is 90 percent white and whose motto is “Jesus Saves.” He is the sort of person media elites and coastal liberals allegedly overlooked or scorned before Donald Trump’s surprise victory. These arrogant sophisticates,…
BBC News – World
IS damage to ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud
Iraqi forces say they have recaptured Nimrud, the site of an ancient Assyrian city, which was damaged by so-called Islamic State.
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Agriculture victim of and solution to climate change
Paris (AFP) Nov 13, 2016 Diplomatic wrangling this week will make the headlines in the fight against climate change, but experts say a bigger but largely unseen battle is set to unfold on the world’s farms. Agriculture holds the double distinction of being highly vulnerable to climate change…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Kerry tells Trump that Americans want climate action
Wellington (AFP) Nov 13, 2016 US Secretary of State John Kerry made an impassioned plea Sunday for America to maintain action on global warming, despite the election of climate-change denier Donald Trump. While US President-elect Trump has labelled climate change a hoax and threatened to pull…
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Brave faces at climate talks despite Trump win
Marrakesh, Morocco (AFP) Nov 12, 2016 The host of global climate talks insisted Saturday that Donald Trump’s election has not cast a cloud over the negotiations tasked with translating the landmark Paris climate pact into reality. Moroccan foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar put on a brave face…
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Buying peace? Chinese money brings Tibet growth, apathy
Lhasa (AFP) Nov 13, 2016 Traditional teahouses and fashion boutiques have sprung up in Bayi, one of the liveliest districts of Lhasa, and are owned and patronised by both Tibetans and Han Chinese. But some say increasing prosperity is just Beijing buying peace. Tibet was China’s fastest-growing…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
New York braces for the looming threats of climate change
New York (AFP) Nov 11, 2016 On calm days, waters innocently wash against the aging seawalls at Manhattan’s southernmost park, but in decades to come they could inundate the island’s lower districts. If the latest apocalyptic climate change projections come true – with sea levels rising upwards…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Myanmar probes controversial China-backed dam
Yangon (AFP) Nov 12, 2016 Myanmar is probing whether to resume construction on a controversial Chinese-backed dam, state media reported Saturday, with promises to listen to fierce public opposition to the project. The fate of the $3.6 billion Myitsone dam in northern Kachin state has hung in…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Africa waits and wonders on Trump’s foreign policy
Johannesburg (AFP) Nov 12, 2016 Across Africa, the approaching presidency of Donald Trump has provoked deep uncertainty over how the United States will pursue policies ranging from counter-terrorism and trade, to aid and climate change. Many African countries had high hopes that Barack Obama…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Two dead after NZ quake, residents flee tsunami
Christchurch, New Zealand (AFP) Nov 13, 2016 Rescuers in New Zealand were scrambling Monday to reach the epicentre of a powerful 7.8 earthquake that killed at least two people and sparked a tsunami alert that sent thousands fleeing for higher ground. The jolt, one of the most powerful ever recorded…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Lehigh scientists fabricate a new class of crystalline solid
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Nov 08, 2016 Scientists at Lehigh University, in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have demonstrated the fabrication of what they call a new class of crystalline solid by using a laser heating technique that induces atoms to organize into a rotating lattice…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Vast equatorial jet stream in Saturn’s atmosphere are revealed
Leioa, Spain (SPX) Nov 11, 2016 The atmosphere of the planet Saturn, a gas giant ten times bigger than the Earth consisting mostly of hydrogen, has a wider, more intense jet stream than all the planets in the Solar System. Winds gusting at speeds of up to 1,650 km/h blow from West to East in the…
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Earth-bound instrument analyzes light from planets circling distant stars
Princeton NJ (SPX) Nov 11, 2016 A team of scientists and engineers led by Princeton researchers recently reported the successful operation of a new instrument for the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii that will allow astronomers to make direct observations of planets orbiting nearby stars. The instrument,…
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An easier way to observe the inner workings of the sun
Stanford CA (SPX) Nov 11, 2016 In 2009, applied physicist Peter Sturrock was visiting the National Solar Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, when the deputy director of the observatory told him he should read a controversial article about radioactive decay. Although the subject was outside Sturrock’s…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Airbus Safran Launchers and ESA sign confirmation of the Ariane 6 program
Paris, France (SPX) Nov 11, 2016 The European Space Agency and Airbus Safran Launchers, industrial prime contractor of the Ariane 6 launcher, have signed the amendment to the agreement of 12 August 2015 committing the entire 2.4 billion euro planned for the development, production and operation of…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
NASA Space Telescopes Pinpoint Elusive Brown Dwarf
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 11, 2016 In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, NASA’s Spitzer and Swift space telescopes joined forces to observe a microlensing event, when a distant star brightens due to the gravitational field of at least one foreground cosmic object. This technique is useful for finding…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
NASA to Launch Fleet of Hurricane-Tracking SmallSats
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 11, 2016 NASA is set to launch its first Earth science small satellite constellation, which will help improve hurricane intensity, track and storm surge forecasts, on Dec. 12 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System…
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Melanin may boost strength of foams and fabrics
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2016 Creating stronger materials may be as simple as adding melanin, the molecule that lends skin its pigment and protects animals from ultraviolet rays. In recent experiments, scientists found a small addition of melanin made polyurethane much stronger. Researchers described…
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China launches pulsar test satellite
Jiuquan (XNA) Nov 11, 2016 China launched a pulsar test satellite at 7:42 a.m. Thursday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. The satellite was carried by a Long March-11 rocket and it was the 239th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket. While in orbit,…
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A funnel on mars could be a place to look for life
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 11, 2016 A strangely shaped depression on Mars could be a new place to look for signs of life on the Red Planet, according to a University of Texas at Austin-led study. The depression was probably formed by a volcano beneath a glacier and could have been a warm, chemical-rich…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
‘Don’t be afraid’, Trump tells protesters as he outlines plans to deport immigrants
Donald Trump sought in his first televised interview as president-elect to reassure Americans fearful of a crackdown on minorities — while assuring his core supporters he will not let them down on gun rights, abortion or immigration.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Asian “super grid” the first step towards a global, interconnected, renewable energy grid
An Asia-based group of entrepreneurs has put forth a vision for a global, interconnected energy grid that connects energy users with renewable generation sources half a world away. Starting with an Asia wide super grid, GEIDCO is aiming for a connected world by 2050… Continue Reading Asian…
Dezeen Hot List names Milan Design Week as most important event in the calendar
Despite an explosion in the number of design weeks and architecture festivals taking place each year, Milan’s furniture fair is still the most important to architects and designers, reveals Dezeen Hot List. Read more
Normann Copenhagen’s speckled Terra tables join the terrazzo trend
Normann Copenhagen has added to a growing trend for terrazzo with a collection of speckle-topped tables created by Danish designer Simon Legald. Read more
Shutter-covered towers give bedrooms sea views at Lebanese housing complex
Bedrooms contained within towers at this housing complex on the Lebanese coast feature folding shutters and sliding glass walls that allow sea breezes to cool the interiors.Read more
Is Technology A Bigger Story Than Donald Trump?
Steven Levy writes at Backchannel that “Technology and science is a bigger story than Donald Trump,” arguing that regardless of who’s president, future generations “will primarily regard these times as the era during which tech changed everything.” Remember, there have been economic crashes and horrible…
BBC News – World
Trump election: EU leaders expect ‘strong partnership’ with US
EU foreign ministers want to “engage” with US President-elect Donald Trump.
7nm SRAMs, 10nm SoC at ISSCC
The annual International Solid State Circuits Conference will showcase advanced work on 7nm SRAMs, a 10nm SoC and an efficient AI SoC.
Orwell: The surveillance game that puts you in Big Brother’s shoes – CNET
If you see something, say something. Or in the case of Orwell, upload it permanently to a state surveillance machine and marvel at your terrifying power.
Calligraphy Starter Kit
Learn the lost and noble art of putting ink to paper using this calligraphy starter kit. The kit includes things like an oblique calligraphy pen, ink dropper, practice vellum paper, a beginner friendly nib, and other essential tools of the trade to you can learn with ease. Check it out $45.00
Gold Mirror Puzzle Cube
Give your brain a fun workout by trying to solve the visually captivating gold mirror puzzle cube. Whereas a Rubik’s Cube utilizes colors, this mirror puzzle cube uses differently sized faces which you must rearrange until they’re all in order. Check it out $9.99
Pyramid Pan Silicone Cooking Mat
Reduce your food’s fat without losing flavor by preparing it on the pyramid pan silicone cooking mat. It’s designed to withstand temperatures up to 428 degrees Fahrenheit and allows you to cook your food evenly on both sides without any soggy bottoms. Check it out $7.89
Python Kylo Ren Mask
Look like the baddest angst-ridden millennial in the entire First Order by dressing up in this python Kylo Ren mask. Based on Kylo’s sinister helmet, this one of a kind collectible comes wrapped in genuine python skin. Check it out $2,500.00
Escape From New York Smartwatch
Look as badass as Snake Plissken by accessorizing your outfit using this Escape From New York smartwatch. Inspired by the hit ’80s flick, it displays everything from the time and date to the weather and app and push notifications on its small retro screen. Check it out $399.99
Hot Sauce Challenge Pack
See if you’ve got the toughest taste buds in town by putting them to the test with this hot sauce challenge pack. It comes loaded with 12 small .75 ounce bottles containing samples of some of the hottest sauces known to man. Check it out $23.99
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Reining in the Rain
How drones will reshape the enterprise
 Most people associate drones with troops and mad scientists tinkering around in their backyards. Thanks to technological breakthroughs — including longer and safer flights — and new federal guidelines enacted this year, drone use is expanding beyond military and consumer markets and is seeping into…
How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state
 As a Texas-living, gun-loving, white, male entrepreneur of some means, you might think I’m not feeling personally threatened by a Trump administration. You’d be wrong. You see, as one of the founders of Ars Technica and the guy who, for the first half of the site’s existence, covered the mass surveillance…
Is Netflix Disney’s next big buy and is Reed Hastings its next CEO?
 Disney and Netflix are logical dance partners. And, just as we saw with the 50/50 cash and stock financial engineering that enabled AT&T to buy Time Warner, ever-creative Disney undoubtedly has the talent to pull it off. Read More
WTF is computer vision?
 Someone across the room throws you a ball and you catch it. Simple, right? Actually, this is one of the most complex processes we’ve ever attempted to comprehend – let alone recreate. Inventing a machine that sees like we do is a deceptively difficult task, not just because it’s hard to make computers…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Amazon’s Next Big Move: Take Over the Mall
Unable to resist any opportunity to sell you something, the e-commerce leader is opening up brick-and-mortar bookstores. But its online prowess doesn’t yet translate into a very good retail experience.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
This wooden loft house has a seamless layout that continuously flows from floor to floor
All the floors of this wooden corner house in Amsterdam are interconnected in a continuous flow. Marc Koehler Architects designed the space using an unusual organizational principle based on the owners’ requirements-the main living spaces are located on the upper floor, while the sleeping quarters are…
BBC News – World
Myanmar army kills 25 in Rohingya villages
The Myanmar army says it shot dead 25 people “armed with machetes and clubs” in Rohingya Muslim villages in Rakhine.
Gear Patrol
Can the Gear S3 Smartwatch Redeem Samsung?
Quite possibly the most beautiful smartwatch ever. But is that enough? …Read More »
Gear Patrol
How to Survive Winter Driving
It takes more than a good set of snow tires. Although that is a good place to start. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
For Wireless Speakers, It’s Hip to Be Cube
Compact sources of audio ecstasy. …Read More »
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Will the Google Pixel Make You Abandon Your iPhone?
On paper, yes. But in practice, maybe not…yet. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
The 12 Best Cardigans for Men
Nothing complements the cold weather like a chunky cardigan. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
17 Great Gifts for the Designer
The best holiday gift ideas for the designer, selected by our experts, to make the 2016 shopping season a breeze. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
9 of the Most Innovative Race Cars Ever
Motorsports, beyond being great fun, are a high-octane laboratory for new automotive technology. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: November 14, 2016
How to save on Sony wireless headphones, a pair of Kastle skis and more. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: November 14, 2016
A titanium sake bottle, rugged Bluetooth speakers, a handmade walnut case for the new MacBook Pro and much more. …Read More »
Even a 6-Year-Old Knows Your Username Sucks
As we all know, in the 21st century, the real currency isn’t money, but cold hard follows. But how valuable is your #brand? According to a first grader named Claire (and questionable “content rating” organization Common Sense Media), not very.Read more…
Edward Snowden Asks the Big Questions
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The Manual
Spatchcock Chicken: Easy. Impressive. Delicious.
When done right (and yes, it really is easy), spatchcocking can help you prepare an entire roasted chicken in about a half hour. The post Spatchcock Chicken: Easy. Impressive. Delicious. appeared first on The Manual.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Indium improves perovskite solar cell recipe
Silicon solar cells may still be leading the pack in terms of efficiency, but up-and-comer perovskite has made great strides over the past few years, with a hybrid cell made up of layers of different perovskite materials recently hitting a reported peak efficiency of 26 percent. Now researchers…
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Two-thirds of the world’s internet users live under government censorship: report
Two-thirds of the world’s internet users live under regimes of government censorship, according to a report released today. The report from Freedom House, a pro-democracy think tank, finds that internet freedom across the globe declined for a sixth consecutive year in 2016, as governments cracked down…
Brain Pickings
H.L. Mencken on Reclaiming Democracy from the Mob Mentality That Masquerades for It
“This fear of ideas is a peculiarly democratic phenomenon… nowhere so horribly apparent as in the United States, perhaps the nearest approach to an actual democracy yet seen in the world.” In a recent conversation with the smartest person I know, she suggested that society might have a certain threshold…
BBC News – World
Trump’s deportation figures: Are they true?
Donald Trump has said he will deport or jail two to three million illegal immigrants as soon as he becomes US president.
F*ck you, 2016: John Oliver’s perfect message for the awful year that was
It’d be a waste of space to repeat the numerous terrible things that’ve happened in 2016. It sucked for so many reasons.  John Oliver said what we were all thinking on the last episode of Last Week Tonight for this season, when he reminisced over the awful year that was. He called 2016 “the f**cking…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Fresh protests erupt against Trump in cities across US
Immigrants, their advocates and others opposing a Donald Trump presidency continued to protest Sunday, speaking out against the president-elect’s support of deportation and other measures.
Mises Institute
Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters
Tags A A StrategyU.S. HistoryHome | Feed | Blog.rssSecede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters Political Theory 0 Views 2 hours agoDear Clinton Voters:I know this election has been painful for you. Many feel betrayed and even believe yourselves no longer living in…
Long queues, short patience outside banks and ATMs as India copes with demonetization
It wasn’t a pleasant weekend for majority of Indians.  Long, snaking queues outside banks and ATMs grew larger over the weekend in India as the struggle among people to get paper cash intensified. With each passing day, India’s bold decision to invalidate over 80 percent of paper cash last week is disrupting…
Daydream Believer: The 15 best Google VR apps you can install right now – CNET
The Google Daydream View is out now, and here are the best apps the VR headset has to offer on day one. Early adopters, your time is now.
Digital Trends
A wannabe weatherman allegedly started a wildfire to boost Facebook views
We’ve heard quite a bit about fake news on Facebook just recently, but this latest story surely takes the cake. Taking the idea to a whole other level, Kentucky resident Johnny Mullins is alleged to have started a wildfire so he could report on it, apparently in the hope of driving more traffic to his…
Latest news
ASX-listed tech company showcases anti-drone device Mesmer
Maryland-based tech firm Department 13 has displayed its counter-drone device Mesmer, which ‘mesmerises’ intrusive drones by manipulating its radio transmission protocols.
Latest news
LG V20 sells double that of predecessor in the US
LG Electronics sold 200,000 V20 smartphones in the US since launching them there last month, double that of its predecessor V10 in the same amount of time.
Popular Mechanics
Why your next TV should be OLED
Mass purchase of OLED panels will be good for all of us. Yes, plasma units were big, heavy, energy inefficient and ran high temps, but… The post Why your next TV should be OLED appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
glass encased swimming pool level inserted into forest dwelling by LAAV architects
envisioned by the same designers who created the cliffside casa brutale, this project is a concrete and glass property shaped like a cube. The post glass encased swimming pool level inserted into forest dwelling by LAAV architects appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers uncover details behind dinosaur-era birds’ feathers
Scientists have recently discovered a new bohaiornithid bird specimen from the Early Cretaceous Period of China with remarkably preserved feathers. Bohaiornithid birds belonged to enantiornithes, a group of avian dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago.
Even kids on Club Penguin staged an anti-Trump protest
There have been a number anti-Trump protests over the past week across the U.S. since Donald Trump got elected as the next POTUS. Now, elementary school kids, too little to join in the physical rallies, have found a stage for their own demonstration. SEE ALSO: Rise up: America’s students stage school…
Another Study Finds Earth’s CO2 Emissions Have Flattened Over The Last Three Years
An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press: Worldwide emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide have flattened out in the past three years, a new study showed Monday, raising hopes that the world is nearing a turning point in the fight against climate change. However, the authors of the study cautioned… – latest science and technology news stories
Competitive males are a blessing and a curse, study reveals
Showy ornaments used by the male of the species in competition for mates, such as the long tail of a peacock or shaggy mane of a lion, could indicate a species’ risk of decline in a changing climate, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). – latest science and technology news stories
Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year
Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of almost no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project.
Google Music Taps Big Data to Build a Robot DJ Mind-Reader
Next time you open Play Music, all you’ll have to do is press play. Because Google knows what you want to hear. The post Google Music Taps Big Data to Build a Robot DJ Mind-Reader appeared first on WIRED.
Keep your ‘little soldiers’ strong with radiation-blocking boxers
Hey guys: if you really had to choose between keeping your smartphone close at hand and the well-being of your manhood, would you even think twice before whipping the phone out of your pocket and tossing it as far away from your groin as physically possible? SEE ALSO: Male participants quit ‘effective’… Full Feed
Brickbat: Modern Technology
Two years ago, in a report to the federal Department of Justice, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said that the drug field tests it used were unreliable. Legal substances caused false positive results, and the officers using them misinterpreted the results. In fact, the department’s crime…
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Citizen Eatery Celebrates Plant-Based Dining and Modern Design
Today we visit Citizen Eatery in Austin, Texas, where you can choose from a delicious menu of plant-based dishes while dining in a bright, modern space peppered with earthy accents. White walls maximize the natural light streaming in from a series of large windows, while special touches such as round… – latest science and technology news stories
Heavy pollution shuts schools in Iran’s capital
Tehran officials shut schools on Monday as the first of the winter’s heavy pollution hit the Iranian capital.
Microsoft Surface table could use a projector, not a screen
The word “Surface” in Microsoft has come a long way. It started out as a futuristic idea of a coffee table that also functioned as a touch screen computer. Since then it has become a brand than embraced 2-in-1 tablets, a giant whiteboard/screen computer, and, more recently, an all-in-one PC that’s a…
The Next Web
Google supercharges Play Music with machine learning for smarter recommendations
Google Play Music is getting a much-needed overhaul starting this week, both inside and out. Its Android, iOS and Web apps are getting a new interface that’s powered by machine learning to recommend music based on what you’re doing and where you are. You’ve probably seen Google Now deliver contextual…
The Original Bialetti Moka Express 9-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker $28.21
The Original Bialetti Moka Express 9-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker $28.21
Cisco launches cloud service for smart cities as game about hacking smart cities debuts
Here’s a weird intersection of fiction and real life. Cisco is announcing today a new cloud service to enable smart cities, just a day before Ubisoft launches its Watch Dogs 2 video game about hacking smart cities. Cisco, of course, is perfectly serious, as it is launching its pay-as-you-go cloud service…
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Toadstool footstools: Are organisms manufacturing’s future?
The sturdy stools and spongy cushions made at an upstate New York factory are formed with fungus.
Blue Bottle Coffee NAKAMEGURO Cafe
It was such a great honor for me to design the renovation of my favorite building that I used to see every day. About nine years ago, we had co-established a shared office HAPPA across the street from the building and relocated our former office there; we employed to observe the neighborhood…
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Best PC gaming chair: 5 best chairs to game in comfort
While it’s easy focus your time, money and attention on hardware and the latest titles, it can also pay to invest in a comfortable chair to support you during those lengthy gaming sessions.Even affordable models are a substantial step up from your average office chair, with many featuring proper back…
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China mourns first female J-10 pilot after death in training
Xu Yu, the first Chinese woman to fly the J-10 fighter jet, was killed during a training session.
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Trump says he’s going to be ‘very restrained’ on Twitter when he takes office
Prolific tweeter and President-elect Donald Trump used Twitter to great effect in the months and even years prior to his election last week, connecting directly with his army of followers and supporters that now number in excess of 15 million. During the most divisive presidential election campaign…
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This connected armband may one day stop you snoring
Are you constantly getting jabbed in the ribs by your partner for snoring? The Anti-Snore Wearable may be the ultimate solution to bring an end your bruising.The Anti-Snore Wearable is a band that goes around your arm, and vibrates when your phone detects snoring.The idea is you’ll then be encouraged…
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Hhgregg Black Friday ad includes 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro deal
The regional retailer is first one we’ve seen to discount the largest iPad, while also offering discounts on the smaller iPad Pro and the iPad Air 2.
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Mosul soldier’s chance reunion with mother on bus
An Iraqi soldier involved in the operation to retake Mosul from so-called Islamic State finds his mother among civilians being bussed out of the city.
Christien Meindertsma designs fully biodegradable chair using flax
Christien Meindertsma’s Flax chair has won two Dutch Design Awards for its innovative use of flax fibre. Read more
Russian hacking team The Dukes targeting NGOs and think tanks after Trump victory
 According to Internet security team Volexity has detected an active spear-phishing effort by Russian hacker groups including Cozy Bear and the Dukes. The targeted phishing emails feature subject lines like “The “Shocking” Truth About Election Rigging” and a false “FYI” from the Clinton Foundation. You…
The empowered alt-right trolls have created a cesspit on Twitter
“Dear Liberals: This is Now the Era of Revenge.” So begins a Nov. 9 article on the alt-right, neo-Nazi, “pro-genocide” website, The Daily Stormer, an internet gathering point for many racists and anti-Semites who are massive fans of President-elect Donald Trump.  The alt-right — a loosely-defined group…
Inside the UK’s New Attack on Brutalism
Royal National Theatre, London. Image © Studio Esinam / Rory Gardiner UK transport minister John Hayes has declared war on Brutalist architecture, The Independent reports. Citing public distaste for the functional, modern designs characterized by exposed concrete and brick masonry, Hayes warned…
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The Morning After: Monday, November 14, 2016
Engadget’s weekend included a Japan-only Kindle made for manga and comics, an early tour of Nike’s tech-packed store in NYC and staring at a supermoon. So it wasn’t a bad weekend. This week, expect to hear plenty of car news direct from the LA Auto S…
Vudu mobile apps now support downloading movies
Video streaming is fine and dandy, but until that day when Internet access becomes both omnipresent and super fast, not to mention cheap, there will always be times when you’d opt for a “download once, watch anywhere” kind of deal. Vudu, one of the many video streaming services vying for your attention…
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LinkedIn Data Shows More Cash-Strapped Millennials Turning To Part-Time Freelancing
The ranks of part-time freelancers are swelling, particularly among younger workers in expensive cities. The ranks of part-time freelancers are swelling, particularly among younger workers in expensive cities.The number of U.S. workers with full-time jobs who freelance on the side…
Everything you need to know about Windows 10 recovery drives
You never know when you’ll need a Windows recovery drive, so the time to make one is now—and it’s very easy to do.  A recovery drive is similar to the media you’d receive if you bought a pre-built system. Back in the day, PCs would ship with a CD or DVD that included an image of the system as it left… – latest science and technology news stories
Prototype telescope demonstrates viability of novel Schwarzschild-Couder design
In October 2016, the ASTRI telescope prototype, (Image 1) a novel, dual-mirror Schwarzschild-Couder telescope design proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), passed its biggest test yet by demonstrating a constant point-spread function of a few arc minutes over a large field of view of 10 degrees.
The 20 percent solution
At this 50-person company, there are at least 10 employees named Joe — including an IT pilot fish.And actually, he’s not the only Joe in IT. “I was hired by Joe, who worked for another Joe,” says fish. “There were also seven other Joes. We all went by our last names to avoid confusion. Some of our co-workers,…
Warsaw’s ReaktorX aims to help busy people start businesses
 While some entrepreneurs are independently wealthy and have no need for a day job, most of them aren’t. That’s why Marta Diana Koziarska and Borys Musielak created ReaktorX, an accelerator for folks who are working or have no time or acumen for creating a business from scratch and want to connect with…
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Al Gore reaches out to work with Donald Trump on climate change
Former Vice President Al Gore picked himself up after his controversial presidential election loss to George W. Bush in 2000 and became an internationally respected champion for the climate. But convincing President-elect Donald Trump of the urgent need to act on the climate crisis could be Gore’s greatest…
Trump’s election sets stage for H-1B reform
President-elect Donald Trump gave laid-off IT workers something his rival, Hillary Clinton, did not during the campaign: Attention and a promise to reform the H-1B visa program.The IT workers that Trump wanted to appeal to don’t work for startups, Google, Facebook or Microsoft. They run IT systems at…
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A fully stretchable energy harvester for thermal waste
That private network on the Wi-Fi band? Won’t happen
Satellite service provider Globalstar has dropped its controversial plan to launch a wireless network in the U.S. in part of an unlicensed band that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth use. The plan had alarmed supporters of those technologies who feared the network would interfere with them and effectively privatize…
Digital Trends
From drones to body cams, tech is changing the fight against crime
We rely on the police to keep us safe, to protect us from violence, and to safeguard our property. We also accept that a certain level of crime is inevitable — it may be technically possible to eradicate crime, but the cost of a dystopian police state is too high. As technology advances, though, the…
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The Fact and Fiction of the NASA EmDrive Paper Leak
If humanity ever wants to truly explore the outer reaches of our solar system or travel to other stars, we’re going to have to build a better engine for our spacecraft. In fact, this engine will have to be so good that it will be capable of generating thrust without consuming propellant. That’s right:…
Millions of Indians are watching YouTube to find if their new Rs 2,000 notes are waterproof
If you thought iPhone torture test videos are insane, in India millions are showing interest in the water resistant capabilities of the new Rs 2,000 currency note. Videos of people washing Rs 2,000 notes have gone viral in India, garnering millions of views in less a matter of days. At the time of writing,… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists discover the effect of red light on fluorescent protein
Researchers have developed a new method of switching the Dendra2 fluorescent protein from its green to red form. This phenomenon does not inflict damage to the cells under study, and can be used for a wide range of research. The research results were published in Chemical Сommunications. – latest science and technology news stories
Small and extremely resilient—the secrets of black fungi
Highly resistant to stresses, black fungi are real champions among microorganisms. With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a research team in Vienna discovered that the fungi owe their qualities to hitherto unknown proteins and special processes at cellular level. – latest science and technology news stories
Testing of backlogged rape evidence leads to hundreds of convictions
Hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits, also known as sexual assault kits (SAKs), languish in evidence storage facilities across the U.S. This backlog denies justice to victims and allows rapists the opportunity to continue to harm others. – latest science and technology news stories
Plant scientists identify gene to combat crippling wheat disease
A major breakthrough in the cloning of a resistance gene to eliminate wheat scab—a widespread disease responsible for drastic reductions in crop yield as well as millions of dollars in annual losses worldwide—has been achieved by a multi-institutional team of researchers including Nidhi Rawat, an assistant… – latest science and technology news stories
No need to fertilize, for increase in seed size”
Plant biologists at ITbM have made a key discovery that the contents in pollen tubes alone can increase the size of seeds, without the need for fertilization. This finding may be useful in developing crops, which can develop seeds under unfavorable environmental conditions where fertilization does not… – latest science and technology news stories
The tsunami message from New Zealand’s latest earthquake
The tsunami warnings from the latest New Zealand earthquake show how important it is for people to be prepared for such an event.
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Trump credits Facebook and Twitter with his dominant win over Clinton
Social media played a huge part in this year’s US election and President-elect Donald Trump has absolutely no doubt it was Facebook and Twitter that gave him an edge in his win over Hillary Clinton. Over the weekend, the Republican paid a visit to CBS’s 60 Minutes where he had a chance to discuss in…
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Geek Trivia: Japanese Honey Bees Kill Their Primary Predator, Japanese Hornets, With?
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How to Secure Your Google Account
Out of all your online accounts, there’s a good chance that Google holds most of your information. Think about it: if you use Gmail for email, Chrome for web browsing, and Android for your mobile OS, then you’re already using Google for almost everything you do.Click Here to Continue Reading
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US election 2016: ‘Mike Pence’ gifts to abortion provider surge
Donations to Planned Parenthood in the name of Vice President-elect Mike Pence are surging.
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Kashmir clash: Pakistan says India killed seven troops
Pakistan says seven soldiers were killed by shelling in Kashmir as tensions with India rise. Physics News
Radiophysicists double the efficiency of solar cells
Anton Pischagin, a graduate student of the Faculty of Radiophysics advised by Professor Andrey Kokhanenko, is developing nanostructures based on silicon for converting solar energy into electricity. These materials will allow doubling the efficiency of solar cells. Physics News
Record distance for alternative super-current
Researchers have discovered that electrons that spin synchronously around their axes remain superconductive across large distances within magnetic chrome dioxide. Electric current from these electrons can flip small magnets, and its superconductive version could form the basis of a hard drive without…
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Bunnies eat toxic leaves to conquer Australia’s snowy peaks
Rampaging rabbits are colonising Australia’s mountains by adapting to a diet of poisonous snow gum leaves
Jawbone UP24 Wireless Activity Tracker Wristband $19.99
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Clinton Blames FBI Director for Her Loss
After several days of soul-searching, Hillary Clinton has arrived at a hard-to-accept conclusion about why she lost the election: It was all James Comey’s fault. In a conference call with major donors on Saturday, The New York Times reports, the Democratic presidential nominee said her campaign was…
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Video: Fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul with Iraq’s elite Golden Division
As Iraqi forces battle to retake the country’s second largest city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) group, FRANCE 24 joined the elite counter-terrorism unit Golden Division as it pushed into the eastern Zahra district.
As Watson matures, IBM plans more AI hardware and software
Just over five years ago, IBM’s Watson supercomputer crushed opponents in the televised quiz show Jeopardy. It was hard to foresee then, but artificial intelligence is now permeating our daily lives. Since then, IBM has expanded the Watson brand to a cognitive computing package with hardware and software…
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New Presidential-Popular Divide Will Change Abortion Rights
Stricter laws under a Trump administration will hamper safe care, but could spur more private money for reproductive health — Read more on
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The best Amazon Black Friday deals 2016
Amazon’s Black Friday deals have begun to roll out, with the site launching daily deals from now until the Black Friday weekend.These deals do not have a time limit – they will run for the duration or until stock runs out which is the more likely outcome. We’re listing all the Amazon Black Friday deals…
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The Latest School Reform in Finland Introduces a New Way to Look at Subjects
In its latest efforts to keep improving its curriculum and make its pupils more equipped to succeed in the modern world, Finland has rethought the concept of a subject for its basic schools (students aged 7 to 16). Read More
The Most Soothing Song Ever, How Fusion Energy Might Work, and the Best Video Cards
This week we’re checking out some of the worst “oops!” moments in history, running down some great GPUs and peripherals, talking about how fusion energy might work, and some soothing tunes for a hopefully less stressful week.Welcome to Lifehacker’s Monday Brain Buffet, a series where we round up interesting,…
Facebook vows again to fight fake news post-election
At the end of an ugly presidential campaign the likes of which the U.S. has never seen, Facebook has acknowledged it has a lot more work to do in combating fake news on its platform. The social network is a daily stop for tens of millions of voters and played an important role in shaping and reinforcing…
Best bookmark managers for Google Chrome
Recently, while going through my bookmarks in Chrome to determine which ones I wanted to keep, I accidentally deleted all of them. Rather than panic, I felt an odd sense of . . . relief. I realized that I had collected several hundred bookmarks over the years, and that managing them was difficult.To…
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You don’t need a skillet to cook fabulous eggs
Learn how to prepare this breakfast favorite using other tools in your kitchen. The results will amaze you.
Guadalajara offers “extraordinary opportunities very early” for young architects
Guadalajara is emerging as Mexico’s architecture hotspot, as young firms forgo Mexico City for better chances to test ideas and stand out. Read more
Audi cars with automatic trans feature software that “distorts” emissions tests
Another emissions cheating scandal may be brewing and this time out it’s with Audi, VW’s luxury brand. VW is still trying to dig its way out of the emissions cheating scandal with its cars and the scandal spilled over into some Audi and Porsche models. This new emissions cheating issue is in Audi cars…
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Dan Rather: Now, More Than Ever, We Must Stand Up for Science
The Trump administration is outlining policies that put our response to climate change in deep jeopardy and threaten to change the fundamental direction of science in the U.S. — Read more on
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PS4 Pro is having trouble with some TVs and games
Despite not offering ‘native’ 4K, Sony’s new PS4 Pro seriously impressed us with its graphical improvements over the stock PS4; however, a variety of issues are emerging with the new console. Digital Foundry is reporting that a variety of games are actually running worse on the new hardware than on the…
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Fresh rumor shows how Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti could stack up to Titan X
Rumor has it that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be launched at the beginning of next year at CES, and the latest from the graphics card grapevine is that this powerful card will carry 10GB of video RAM.This comes courtesy of which spotted a shipping listing for an unnamed graphics card…
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20 of the greatest iPhone 6S accessories
There’s no doubting the iPhone 6S packs some impressive features. It’s got a blisteringly fast processor, 3D Touch gestures, Touch ID, motion tracking, and a camera that shoots eye-popping 4K video.Still, there are plenty of ways you can get more out of the device, thanks to a range of quality accessories…
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Black Friday iPhone 7 deals: save £100 and pick up the cheapest deals yet
Update: after briefly going out of stock over the weekend, these iPhone 7 deals are back up and running. We hear they’re selling like hotcakes though so if you want to miss out, you might need to move fast!Black Friday is next week and the mobile phone deals market has gone into overdrive already. The…
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MSI VR-ready backpack now up for pre-order
A big drawback of high-end virtual reality headsets is that you have to be tethered to a powerful PC in order to use them, but hardware manufacturers are attempting to change this by creating VR-ready PCs which can be worn as backpacks. MSI, creator of high-end gaming hardware, has now made its own VR…
Fast Company
Former Fellow To Peter Thiel: You Can Have Your Money Back
In an impassioned essay, VR entrepreneur Cosmo Scharf explains why he’s turning down a $100,000 grant from the Trump backer’s foundation. In an impassioned essay, VR entrepreneur Cosmo Scharf explains why he’s turning down a $100,000 grant from the Trump backer’s foundation.I’m…
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Magnetic resonance imaging to predict the salt content of Iberian ham
Researchers from the Meat and Meat Products Research Institute of the University of Extremadura have developed a non-destructive, innocuous method for quantifying the salt content of Iberian …
IBM and Nvidia team up to create deep learning hardware
Deep learning continues to gather steam in corporate computing, and IBM and Nvidia are teaming up to help accelerate the foundation behind artificial intelligence breakthroughs. The two companies are collaborating on a deep learning solution that melds technology from both companies in a bid to speed…
Amazon Music Unlimited launches in Europe to take on Spotify
One month after launching in the U.S., Amazon has announced that its on-demand music streaming service is now available in Europe, too. Arriving today in the U.K., Germany, and Austria, Amazon Music Unlimited (AMU) is essentially an extension of Amazon’s existing Prime Music service, which offers a…
Facebook, fake news, and democracy: ‘I see a somewhat darker side of the internet emerging’
ANALYSIS: In a fit of frustration last week, following the U.S. presidential election results, I shared a news story to my Facebook feed about an incident in Michigan involving school kids chanting “Build that wall!” at their Latino classmates. The story originated at the Detroit News, where reporters…
Microsoft reveals its biggest wind energy purchase to date: 237 megawatts to power its Wyoming data center
Microsoft has announced it has signed new wind farm contracts that commit the company to buying 237 megawatts of wind energy, enough to power its zero-carbon data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The company says it has contracted to purchase wind from a 178 megawatt Bloom Wind farm in Kansas, and 59 megawatts… Full Feed
Trump Campaign Manager Suggests the President-Elect Could Sue Harry Reid for Libel
Given Donald Trump’s well-earned reputation as a thin-skinned bully, it is sadly unsurprising that the president-elect’s campaign manager would threaten to sue a political opponent for dissing the blowhard billionaire. That is what Kellyanne Conway seemed to do when she appeared on Fox News Sunday…
Use Stackable Baskets to Keep Clothes from Piling Up On Laundry Day
This video, from Nonnahs Driskill of Get Organized Already! is full of organization tips that’ll keep your kitchen and bathrooms tidy. One that stood out to us though: Use stackable baskets for laundry—when you remove one to carry clothes, you’ll have another to catch any dirties that appear before the…
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DR Congo prime minister resigns as part of deal to form new government
Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo resigned Monday to make way for an opposition figure to take his place following talks aimed at averting a political crisis. – latest science and technology news stories
Naver launches $43 million fund to seek content for Snow
South Korean internet giant Naver Corp. has launched a $43 million fund with Japan’s Softbank to invest in content and technology startups. – latest science and technology news stories
Skygazers gawp at extra bright ‘supermoon’
Skygazers took to high-rise buildings, observatories and beaches Monday to get a glimpse of the closest “supermoon” to Earth in almost seven decades, and snap dramatic pictures. – latest science and technology news stories
Siemens agrees to buy Oregon-based Mentor Graphics for $4.5B
German industrial equipment maker Siemens AG says it has agreed to buy U.S.-based software firm Mentor Graphics Corp. for $4.5 billion. – latest science and technology news stories
Natural disasters drive 26 million into poverty annually: World Bank
Natural disasters drive at least 26 million people into poverty each year and cause more than $500 billion in lost consumption, far exceeding the value of damage to property alone, according to a World Bank report released Monday. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers found mathematical structure that was thought not to exist
Researchers have found a mathematical structure that was thought not to exist. The best possible q-analogs of codes may be useful in more efficient data transmission.
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The world’s cheapest offshore wind farm is coming to Scandinavia
  Swedish energy firm Vattenfall will soon set to work building the largest offshore wind farm ever made in the Scandinavian countries – the 600 MW Danish Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea – which will also produce the world’s most affordable wind energy. … Physics News
A new type of convection is proven in granular gases
In physics, thermal convection of a fluid is exhibited by the appearance of geometric structures through which the fluid moves, forming closed circuits. This phenomenon is of vital importance for many industrial applications in which a fluid is present. Bénard convection is one of the most-studied problems…
The Big, Thorny Business of Palm Trees and Cacti
Why go on vacation when you can have one in your backyard? The post The Big, Thorny Business of Palm Trees and Cacti appeared first on WIRED.
IBM Is Using Tiny Tubes to Grow the Chips of the Future
Carbon nanotube are too tiny to carve. So IBM is using chemistry to grow chips like crystals. The post IBM Is Using Tiny Tubes to Grow the Chips of the Future appeared first on WIRED.
Google & Amazon increase pressure on Apple Music & Spotify with new features, international expansion
Apple Music may be working hard to dethrone streaming music market leader Spotify, but it also can’t afford to ignore the other horses in the race. Google Play Music has today launched a major revamp of its iOS and Android apps, using machine-learning to put together context-specific playlists and…
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Best Crossbow 2016
Best Crossbow 2016 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site What factors contribute to the best crossbow? Well, for hunters and those alike, it is all about FPS or feet per second. The FPS is determined by the power stroke and the draw weight. The power stroke is the length the crossbow string needs…
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Best Microwave Popcorn
Best Microwave Popcorn Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Based on our experiments with the top microwave popcorn brands, the best microwave popcorn, and our #1 pick, is Act II’s Movie Theater Popcorn, winning thanks to overall taste and reliability. Specifically, Act II’s popcorn reliably pops…
It’s Hard To Tell Whether Trump Supports Renewable Energy — And That May Not Matter Much
Donald Trump called renewable energy “really just an expensive way of making the tree-huggers feel good about themselves” in his 2015 book, “Crippled America.” On Wednesday afternoon, on a press conference call with the World Resources Institute, representatives of the renewable energy industry responded…
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The Future of U.S. Health Reform Under the Trump Administration
Repealing the Affordable Care Act, as the President-Elect and GOP lawmakers want to do, will be tricky—and replacing it even trickier — Read more on
What co-creation can learn from coffee shops
When Welshman Edward Lloyd first founded his London coffee shop in the late 1600s, it became a popular alternative venue to the usual market place of the Royal Exchange. It wasn’t unique: purveyors of different interests gathered at a variety of venues around the area. Edward first built his hot beverage…
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The Blood of the Young Might Really Be an Anti-Aging Elixir, Researchers Say
The idea that the blood of the young is a magical anti-aging elixir is one the most delightfully macabre themes in folklore and horror. Embodied by the real-life Hungarian countess and serial killer Elizabeth Bathory, who is rumored to have bathed in the blood of young virgins, the trope now encompasses…
10 Headlines From the White House’s New Chief Strategist on Science and Tech
Sunday, the Trump transition team announced that conservative media king and alleged anti-Semite Stephen K. Bannon will serve as chief strategist and senior counsel to the President-elect. They also announced that former RNC chair and terrible name haver Reince Priebus will be the chief of staff.Read…
What to do when Apple tells you there’s not enough storage to re-sync iCloud Photo Library
Joe Sarsero writes in with an issue about disabling and re-enabling iCloud Photo Library in macOS. His wife turned iCloud Photo Library off with her 250GB set of photos and videos on a Mac with about 100GB of storage remaining on the drive. She then re-enabled it. She had full-resolution images turned… – latest science and technology news stories
Enhancing livestock immunity in a changing climate
Management and nutritional strategies are needed to protect livestock from heat stress resulting from climate change, according to a review paper published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Temporary dome made from newspapers pops-up in Beirut This huge Paper Dome recently popped up at Beirut’s Sanayeh Garden. A dream team of 10 local architecture students guided by Atelier YokYok and Ulysse Lacoste, created the structure in just 7 days. While its skeleton was assembled from local pinewood, its skin…
The Next Web
Trump’s presidential victory causes a spike in searches for ‘fascism’
Merriam-Webster, arguably the most reliable dictionary and thesaurus of American English, revealed on Sunday that the most searched word on its website is currently “fascism,” with “misogyny,” “bigot,” “xenophobe” and “racism” on the rise too. 📈 Top lookups right now, in order:fascismbigotxenophoberacismsocialismresurgencexenophobiamisogyny…
Iris 3-Piece Airtight Pet Food Container Combo Kit $12.79
Iris 3-Piece Airtight Pet Food Container Combo Kit $12.79
Poweradd Carmate Pro 500A Peak Current 6000mAh Car Jump Starter $31.99
Poweradd Carmate Pro 500A Peak Current 6000mAh Car Jump Starter $31.99
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The Higgs Boson vs. Donald Trump
The President-elect represents everything that science, at its core, is not — Read more on
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Pixel Pals Make Lamps Highly Collectible
Collectible lamps? I can’t fathom how that might become problematic. Peripheral maker PDP has unveiled Pixel Pals—a line of AAA battery-powered pixel art lights that are downright irresistible. So far, the line features three characters—Mario, Vault Boy, and Mega Man with the promise of more to come….
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Tiny super magnets could be the future of drug delivery
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Download of the day: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+
As the name suggests, Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ started life as an anti-adware program, and it was a very good one. Over the years it’s added more and more features, and today it’s a fully fledged security suite that scans your downloads, looks out for spyware, compares web addresses against a list…
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Forget 4K HDR – Samsung patent points to holographic TV
Ready to upgrade your TV again? First there black and white, then there was color, then ill-fated 3D TV, before we jumped to the delights 4K and HDR. Now, according to a Samsung patent, we may be looking at a future filled with holographic TV sets.The patent application, filed in January 2016, has been…
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How are Tech Bosses Reacting to Trump as the New President?
If you want to see real diversity at work in the United States, the best example of the great melting pot is to peek inside the tech companies in Silicon Valley. You’ll see whites, blacks, Arabs, Indians, Filipinos, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and a hundred other nationalities and races working side by…
Fast Company
This Project Manager’s Workflow Hack Transformed How GE Builds Airplane Engines
As one Air Force veteran and GE leader explains, sometimes the best solution starts in a spreadsheet. As one Air Force veteran and GE leader explains, sometimes the best solution starts in a spreadsheet.On any given day at GE Aviation, there are thousands of engine parts in circulation….
Fast Company
How To Protect Your Work Culture When “Political Correctness” Is Under Fire
Trump rose to power because his fight against “political correctness” resonated. That could cause trouble in the workplace. Trump rose to power because his fight against “political correctness” resonated. That could cause trouble in the workplace.Donald Trump is set to become the…
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Obama halves time required to build renewable energy projects on public land
Last Thursday, the Obama administration took a major step to encourage renewable energy development on federal lands throughout the Western US. At the moment, it takes anywhere from 18 months to two years for solar and wind developers to receive a permit to build renewable energy projects. But a new…
Russia to investigate Microsoft, Kaspersky says Windows Defender is anti-competitive
Microsoft is facing investigations into alleged anti-competitive practices after Eugene Kaspersky filed complaints with Russian and EU watchdogs over Windows 10. The anti-virus developer claims the Defender security software that comes bundled with the OS tramples over similar third-party products. Full Feed
Trump Supporters Got Plenty of News Coverage: New at Reason
On Tuesday, analysts reported, the outcome was determined largely by a surge of support from whites who didn’t go to college and live in rural counties, particularly in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. The media and Democrats were blamed for not expecting as much. The ensuing… Full Feed
Trump Retreats From Deportation of ‘Terrific People’ Who Live Here Illegally
When Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign in June 2015, he described Mexican immigrants as “people that have lots of problems,” including drug traffickers, rapists, and other criminals. He graciously added that “some, I assume, are good people.” Last night on 60 Minutes, by contrast, Trump…
Google Play Music update adds machine learning, rollout starts this week
Google has announced a big update to Google Play Music. The update brings machine learning to the table in an effort to figure out what music you like based on what you are doing. The machine learning algorithm takes into account your location, activity, weather and playlists to personalize the music…
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10 reasons the BlackBerry DTEK60 is good for business
The BlackBerry DTEK60 is the most powerful and elegant BlackBerry device released. It stands out from other Android smartphones with key functions and features that enhance efficiency and improve productivity.
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Amazon Music Unlimited: Can Alexa give Amazon the edge?
The machine learning-powered Alexa digital assistant built into Amazon’s Echo could boost Amazon’s ambitions in online music.
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Seagate launches ClusterStor 300N to target high performance computing storage
The storage system is designed for applications such as seismic processing, financial modeling, machine learning and fluid dynamics.
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Oracle integrates Service Cloud with Oracle IoT Cloud
The packaged open source integration should help Oracle customers find more ways to exploit IoT data.
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Qlik launches Brazil operations
Business intelligence vendor sees growth in the country, eyes LatAm expansion.
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Researchers claim quantum computing breakthrough, explain it using beer
A team of researchers say they have “taken a significant step closer” to the development of quantum computing.
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Microsoft: Windows 7 is way more exposed to ransomware than Windows 10
For those of you who’ve avoided upgrading to Windows 10 so far, Microsoft has offered some scary ransomware numbers to prove it’s in your interests to do so. – latest science and technology news stories
How and why to date a dinosaur
You might think dating dinosaurs would be an easy task, but in reality it’s actually quite difficult. We date dinosaurs based on where we find their fossils, using the ages of the rocks that they’re found in. This means that the ‘ages’ of different dinosaurs is actually indirect and constrained by how… – latest science and technology news stories
Ancient gecko shines light on Australian desert origins
Researchers have discovered an ancient species of gecko in the ranges of Central Australia which may shine new light on how and when Australia’s deserts began to form millions of year ago. – latest science and technology news stories
New way to make low-cost solar cell technology
Researchers at ANU have found a new way to fabricate high efficiency semi-transparent perovskite solar cells in a breakthrough that could lead to more efficient and cheaper solar electricity. – latest science and technology news stories
A technology developed at EPFL will be used to analyze NBA players
A new technology developed by PlayfulVision, an EPFL startup bought by Second Spectrum last year, records all aspects of sporting events for subsequent analysis in augmented reality. This system will be used in all National Basketball Association (NBA) games in the United States starting in 2017. – latest science and technology news stories
Promising progress for pilot shellfish reef restoration program
A Western Australian first trial to return oysters to an Albany estuary is exceeding scientists’ expectations, a year into the ambitious project. – latest science and technology news stories
What our ancestors’ third eye reveals about the evolution of mammals to warm blood
French philosopher René Descartes believed that the pineal gland, a tiny button of neurons located in the depth of our brain, was the seat of the soul. – latest science and technology news stories
Improving the management of ‘systems of systems’
The three-year DYMASOS project has tackled the management of systems of systems – how independent technologies can be harnessed to work together to optimise overall outcomes. With the development of the ‘Internet of Things’, the ability to do this is becoming even more important. – latest science and technology news stories
Quest begins for oldest ice on Earth
A team of European scientists heads to East Antarctica this month to locate the oldest ice on Earth. The team is part of an EU-funded research consortium from ten European countries whose aim is to search for a suitable site to drill an ice core to capture 1.5 million years of Earth’s climate history…. – latest science and technology news stories
Far away, so close
During the last few weeks of its mission, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft ventured closer than it had ever been to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Eventually, it came to rest on the surface in a daring descent on 30 September 2016. – latest science and technology news stories
New Macs, Lenovo laptop make traditional keyboards touchy
Can the venerable laptop keyboard get more touchy-feely—and in a good way? – latest science and technology news stories
Making data centers green
The value and scale of information grows unstoppably and data centers must size-up if they are to adequately meet their operational requirements.
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How high-end virtual reality headsets could lose the cables
Wi-Fi lacks the bandwidth to pump high-resolution VR to your eyes, but a different wireless signal could cut the cord and allow a truly immersive experience
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Chinese media: Trump’s trade war will hurt Apple and Boeing
If the next president starts imposing trade tariffs on China, then he’s going to be harming America’s own companies. That’s the line from China’s Global Times, which has published an editorial theorizing potential responses to any future trade war. For instance, should the US follow through on promises…
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Snapchat’s Spectacles vending machine countdown is back on
 The next Spectacles vending machine location is on again, with a little under 24 hours to go as of this writing on Monday morning. The next location is still a secret, of course, but the first two have been LA and Big Sur in that order, so there’s precedent for both a big city or a small town scenic…
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Heatweed – The Electrical Weed Burner
The Electrical Weed burner, “Heatweed” specializes in killing weeds between cement cracks, between rocks on dry surface by heating the weed at the roots. Instead of using chemical sprays or propane fire burning, the electrical weed burner uses a flameless tool that blasts air at a temperature of over…
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Luxury Back Cover For iPhone With Card Slot
Now carry your new iPhone 7 in style with this Luxury Back Cover. It’s got a soft TPU frame that is comfortable to touch and can easily blend with your everyday style. You can get the cover in a number of colors that is dirt-resistant and pretty elegant as an everyday carry. The coolest feature here…
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mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat
Keep your child safe during every drive with the mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat. Designed to be compact and portable, this safety device is compliant with all necessary highway codes and can be easily transferred from one vehicle to another. Perfect for travel, the Grab-and-Go Booster Seat is easily…
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iHealth Align Smartphone Glucometer
Keep on top of your blood sugar levels with the iHealth Align Smartphone Glucometer. Approved by the FDA and clinically validated, this compact yet incredibly useful device is recommended by doctors. Simply plug the Align Glucometer into the headphone jack of your smartphone and use the iHealth Gluco-Smart…
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AirSense Smart Air Monitor and Two-Way Speaker
Keep an eye on your home with the AirSense Smart Air Monitor and Two-Way Speaker. Packed with technology, this compact system is able to monitor the quality of the air of any room as it detects harmful VOC elements including carbon monoxide, methane, and more. The AirSense Monitor and Speaker is also…
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YAMAZAKI Bautes Headphone Stand
Ensure your headphones last a lifetime by keeping them safe with the YAMAZAKI Bautes Headphone Stand. Available with either a round or a square base, the minimalist design of this stand offers an elegant solution to leaving your headphones lying around and potentially getting damaged. The superbly durable…
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elago P3 Aluminum Smartphone Stand
When it comes to organization, simplicity is key. With the elago P3 Aluminum Smartphone Stand, you can retain minimalist beauty while having the ultimate convenience. Designed to remain on your desk, your nightstand, or any other surface near you, the P3 Aluminum Stand holds your device at the perfect…
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The Basslet by Lofelt
Sick of flat music that doesn’t move you? Start wearing the Basslet by Lofelt so you can really feel the music. Utilizing advanced sound technology, this incredible wearable delivers the basslines of your music to your body via your wrist so you can actually feel the music while you hear it. The Basslet…
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Gryphon Safe and Secure Wi-Fi Router
Experience super fast Wi-Fi right at home with the Gryphon Safe and Secure Wi-Fi Router. Designed to protect you from anything and everything on the internet, this intelligently engineered router has all of the security measures built in so you don’t need to rely on software for safety. Without monthly…
Engineers Power Electricity’s Future
The electrical power engineering profession plays a critical role in enabling the widespread use of clean power to advance technology for the benefit of humanity.
Kaspersky blasts Microsoft’s anti-competitive anti-virus practice
Microsoft is not brand you’d associate with anti-virus software, unless you mean it in a pejorative sense. But starting Windows 8, the company has turned its Windows Defender into a full-blown anti-malware, anti-virus program to exactly change that negative image. Not exactly a good news for creators…
These Discounted RAVPower Battery Packs Would Make Great Holiday Gifts
RAVPower Battery Pack Gold BoxEven if you own more USB battery packs than you know what to do with (guilty), they would make great holiday gifts for your less tech-savvy friends and family members, and three different models are on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.More DealsCommerce Content is independent…
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shuts down white man on racism
Donald Trump’s US election victory has triggered lots of discussion about racists and alt-right trolls in the country.  SEE ALSO: Complaints of racism against ‘white males’ in ad rejected During one such discussion, on the BBC’s Newsnight program, the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie had to…
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The year 2016 set to be hottest on record
The year 2016 will “very likely” be the hottest on record, the UN said Monday, warning of calamitous consequences if the march of global warming cannot be halted.
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Giving credit to those who predicted a Trump presidency
As the world continues to digest the reality of a Donald Trump presidency and media types – including myself – try to understand how it all happened, it’s worth pointing out that a handful of people did get it right. Full Feed
Border Wall May Be Part Fence Says Trump, Paul Ryan Says No Plans for a ‘Deportation Force,’ Moon at Closest Point to Earth Since 1948: A.M. Links
In an interview on 60 Minutes, Donald Trump said the border wall may include fencing in some places. “I’m very good at this, it’s called construction,” Trump said. He also said he did not want the Supreme Court to overturn gay marriage. Meanwhile, the popular vote margin is likely to increase for Hillary…
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AImotive develops “worldwide any weather” self-driving software
Autonomous cars are coming. Manufacturers are in a race at the moment, trying to balance progress with public safety and ever-changing regulations. Along with big players, third-parties are working on their own kits which can be slotted into essentially any car. One such company says it has…
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STYR’s smart water bottle is here to sell you some supplements
The old adage of “drink 8 ounces of water 8 times a day” is an easy mnemonic to remember but glugging those 1.9 liters of fluid isn’t exactly doctor-approved advice. In fact, the National Academy of Medicine recommends that men consume 50 percent mor…
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Zuckerberg claims just 1% of Facebook posts carry fake news
(credit: Spencer E Holtaway) Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has claimed that only one percent of posts on the free content ad network carry fake news reports. Critics have said that Facebook influenced the outcome of the US election—in which voters propelled Donald Trump to the White House—by…
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Ferrari doesn’t sell electric cars, but it may soon race them in Formula E
Ferrari doesn’t sell any electric cars, but it may soon race them. The legendary Italian automaker is considering entering the Formula E electric-car race series, CEO Sergio Marchionne said during a teleconference to discuss the company’s third quarter results, according to Autocar. Marchionne, who…
Music For Programming Is a Tranquil Playlist Designed to Help You Focus
When you need to focus, it helps to have the right music. Music For Programming is a handy little online tool with an hour-long playlist of non-vocal music designed to help you stay in the zone.Read more… – latest science and technology news stories
Energy savings in shopping centres
Shopping centres are major energy consumers with significant opportunities for savings. Researchers are currently checking the impact of savings made on lighting and air-conditioning at the City Syd centre in Trondheim. – latest science and technology news stories
‘Super-dry’ reforming reaction converts greenhouse gases to useful intermediates
(—A new “super-dry” carbon dioxide reforming reaction consumes two waste products, carbon dioxide and methane, and produces gases that can be used to make synthetic fuels and other important products.
Amazon’s Most Popular Pet-Related Product Is Cheaper Than Ever
IRIS 3-Piece Pet Food Storage Set, $13If you own pets, but don’t want to own a colony of ants, you need to keep your kibble locked up tight. IRIS’s airtight pet food container kit is a bestseller on Amazon, and you can own it for an all-time low $13 today, complete with a smaller bin for cat food or…
Your Favorite Electric Razor Has Never Been Cheaper
Braun Series 7 Electric Razor, $115 | Braun Series 3 Electric Razor, $36 | Braun Epilator, $73The Braun Series 7 is your favorite electric razor, and Amazon’s marked it down to an all-time low $115 today, complete with a cleaning and charging base. That’s still a lot of money, but it rarely drops below…
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Call for Global Action to Stamp Out Illegal Timber Trade
A group of conservation scientists and policy makers led by University of Adelaide researchers are calling for global action to combat the illegal timber trade.
Beginners Acoustic Guitar w/ Guitar Case, Strap, Tuner and Pick $37.95
Beginners Acoustic Guitar w/ Guitar Case, Strap, Tuner and Pick $37.95
The City Above the City: Rooftop Communities of the Future
Urbanization certainly isn’t a bad thing: concentrating population growth in cities and…
‘The Simpsons’ includes an ironic nod to its Trump election prediction
LONDON — This election season, there’s been a lot of hullabaloo over The Simpsons and whether they predicted Donald Trump’s ascent to the Oval Office.   The speculation stems from an episode aired back in the year 2000 called “Bart to the Future” that featured a Trump presidency.  And in the first…
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SALE: Our Massive $14 Nerdy Shirt Sale Is Going On Right Now
Our Nerd Approved / TeePublic shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14! But that’s not all—everything in the store has been massively discounted including phone cases, wall art hoodies and more. Now is the perfect time to get started…
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Researchers find molybdenum diselenide not as strong as they thought
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Gold nanoparticle cancer therapy reduces toxic chemotherapy effects
Boomphones Re-Up are headphones and a portable speaker in one
Typically if you want headphones for private listening and a portable speaker to share the music with a group, you need two devices. The new Boomphones Re-Up that have turned up on Kickstarter allow you to have both private and group listening with one device. Re-Up can be turned from headphones into…
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US to launch its most advanced weather satellite yet
GOES-R can snap an image every 30 seconds and will improve responses to severe storms.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20970
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Is Your Architectural Firm a Practice or Business?
This post is brought to you by BQE ArchiOffice. In my experience, most firm owners don’t appreciate the significance of being at the helm of a business. At the risk of sounding cliché, they run a “practice” and they operate it as if they’re just… well… practicing. This problem is evident in each firm’s…
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Your Government Wants to Militarize Social Media to Influence Your Beliefs
A global conference of senior military and intelligence officials taking place in London this week reveals how governments increasingly view social media as “a new front in warfare” and a tool for the Armed Forces.The overriding theme of the event is the need to exploit social media as a source of intelligence…
Streamline Thanksgiving Dinner With These 3-Ingredient Side Dishes
Cooking Thanksgiving dinner makes for a hectic kitchen and it can be nice to have some simple dishes on the docket, with as few ingredients as possible. Luckily, Epicurious has rounded up a whole slew of recipes, each containing three main ingredients, plus givens like oil and salt.Read more…
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China: We’ll block iPhone sales if Trump imposes tariffs
(credit: Gage Skidmore) China has threatened to stifle American trade if US president-elect Donald Trump makes good on his campaign promise to impose massive tariffs on the country’s imports. One of the most regular pledges that Trump made during the run-up to the election was to impose what…
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The Martian VR Experience is coming to PSVR and Vive tomorrow
As consumer virtual reality headsets hit the shelves, experiences that were once limited to film festivals and tech shows are becoming at least a little bit more widely available. And the latest to do so is a tie-in project for Ridley Scott’s 2015 film The Martian, which will appear tomorrow on the HTC…
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How to install fonts on iPad or iPhone with AnyFont
You may be surprised how much productivity you can get out of an iOS device with some of the apps found in the App Store. Whether you’re working on documents, presentations, or even design projects, one of the things you’ll want to do is install your favorite fonts. You may think you can only do this… Full Feed
‘I’ve Got a Pen and I’ve Got a Phone’: Obama’s Executive Overreach Becomes Trump’s Executive Overreach
In December 2007 presidential candidate Barack Obama told The Boston Globe that if he won the 2008 election, he would enter the White House committed to rolling back the sort of overreaching executive power that had characterized the presidency of George W. Bush. “The President is not above the law,”…
This Guy’s Hot Wheels Collection Is Worth Over $1 Million
Ready to feel anger and resentment towards your younger self for not taking better care of your Hot Wheels toys? Bruce Pascal has been collecting them since he was seven years old, and now that he’s all grown up his collection, with over 3,000 tiny cars in it, is worth well north of a million dollars.Read… – latest science and technology news stories
Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps
Internet freedom declined for a sixth consecutive year in 2016 as governments around the world cracked down on social media and messaging applications used to express dissent, a watchdog group said Monday. – latest science and technology news stories
Facebook lets Messenger ‘bots’ tap analytic smarts
Facebook on Monday began letting interactive “bots” inside its Messenger service tap into analytic capabilities once reserved for the social network, ramping up the potential to earn money from e-commerce.
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This is the sleekest solution to the new MacBook Pro’s port problem
After last month’s reveal of Apple’s new MacBook Pro, potential buyers were taken aback by its ports — or rather, the lack thereof. In a move inspired by the new design of 2015’s MacBook, the company decided to only give the device USB-C ports. Depending on which model you buy, you either get two or…
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Climate change temperature hikes could be worse than thought
So long as us humans don’t cut back on our use of fossil fuels, typical estimates have Earth’s average temperature climbing 2.6 to 4.8 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the year 2100. That kind of climate change would be bad enough, but…
Oreo candy bars give you a reason to get out of bed today
If you love Oreos (and let’s be honest…you love Oreos), here’s your reason to get out of bed today. Oreo is releasing two Oreo candy bars in the US, starting today, and it’s kind of a big deal.  SEE ALSO: Filled Cupcake Oreos have arrived to combine two of your favorite desserts The Milka Oreo…
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India’s War on Cash and the Poor
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssMoney and BanksTaxes and SpendingIndia’s War on Cash and the PoorMoney and Banking 0 Views Last week, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned from circulation the country’s two largest denomination banknotes, of 500 rupees ($7.50) and 1000 rupees…
Yam video-based Q&A app puts story-telling front and center
 The resurgence of Q&A is upon us. Entering the ring with Justin Kan’s newly announced Whale, Yam is looking to offer a video-based question and answer platform that puts focus on story-telling. The idea for Yam came when founder Michael Cho was using Reddit for an AMA about a near-fatal plane…
This Smartwatch Powered By Your Body Heat Never Needs Charging
The more features that fancy smartwatch on your wrist has, the worse its battery life will be. But what if instead of needing to be charged every night, your smartwatch harnessed and converted your own body heat into electricity to keep it running?Read more…
Today’s Best Deals: Electric Shaver, Fire HD 6, Calvin Klein, and More
Your favorite electric shaver, $50 Fire HD 6 tablets, and Calvin Klein clothing lead off Monday’s best deals. Read more… Full Feed
Game Over for the Climate?
“The American people are very engaged and committed to the fight against climate change,” asserted Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar at a press conference on Saturday at the U.N. climate change conference in Marrakech. Mezouar, who presides over the conference, also declared that “negotiations…
China still has the two most powerful supercomputers in the world
China’s Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe-2 topped the list of supercomputers, maintaining the lead the systems had six months ago, according to the Top500 supercomputer rankings. The U.S. and China increased the number of supercomputers in the list and are now neck and neck with each having 171 systems,…
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Trump advisers seek loopholes to allow ASAP withdrawl from Paris climate deal
US President-elect Donald Trump has promised on more than one occasion to “cancel” the country’s participation in the historic Paris climate deal, leading many to ask, “Can he even do that?” Although ratifying nations can undo their commitment to the international climate accord, the process is not exactly…
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Top Windows 10-powered alternatives to the MacBook Pro
Those who want a Windows-powered laptop don’t have to feel jealous of those who choose the macOS path, because there are some truly awesome Windows 10 laptops available.
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Hands on with the Ring Stick Up Cam: Plantpot thieves watch out
Adding security to older homes is a lot easier thanks to a new generation of wireless devices, making any home a smart home.
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Microsoft to deliver Visual Studio for Mac
Microsoft is readying a preview of Visual Studio for Mac, which is an ‘evolution’ of the Xamarin Studio IDE.
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Microsoft Azure: Cloud datacenter goes fully wind powered in landmark energy deal
Microsoft bankrolls new wind farm to power its Cheyenne datacenter and plans to plug its backup generators into the grid.
Earthquake Leaves Cows Stranded on a Tiny Piece of Grass
APA massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand last weekend, leaving these poor, poor cows stranded. The ground around them simply disappeared.Read more…
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Worried about ransomware? Windows 10 has your back
This year, ransomware has been a threat which has increasingly loomed large, and Microsoft has just been talking about how it has made Windows 10 more resilient to this nasty strain of malware with the latest major update to the OS.The company says it has instigated considerable countermeasures against…
This Is the Worst Reply Allpocalypse We’ve Ever Seen
Hitting “reply all” on a mass email is generally a bad idea, but a meltdown at the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is the worst reply allpocalypse we’ve ever seen. According to The Guardian, more than 186 million useless emails were sent out, after a technician sent a “test” message to all 1.2 million…
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Ford’s tiny EcoSport will make its U.S. debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show
The Ford EcoSport is a tiny crossover sold in numerous other countries, but not in the U.S. That’s about to change, though, as Ford plans to launch the EcoSport in its home market. The EcoSport will debut later this week at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford announced on Twitter. DJ Khaled, who will…
Julian Assange questioned by prosecutors over rape allegations – CNET
The WikiLeaks founder, holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, meets with Swedish officials.
Need help mounting that TV? Amazon expands Home Services – CNET
The online retailer adds 20 metropolitan areas to Amazon Home Services, which provides local service pros to install or assemble the stuff you order.
Samsung buys Harman, a titan of premium audio and car connectivity – Roadshow
It’s Samsung’s largest overseas acquisition ever, but the price tag seems fair for what it’s getting out of the deal.
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Trump election: Controversial strategist Bannon defended
The appointment of Donald Trump’s chief strategist is defended amid claims of white supremacist support.
FBI Says Alleged Hackers Used FIFA To Steal Millions From EA
The FBI believes that a group of hackers made millions off a scam to defraud the publisher Electronic Arts, and today the government is going to court to try to take them down.Read more…
MIT’s new MoVR system makes wireless VR possible with any headset
 Wireless VR will do a lot to help the tech become more viable, since dealing with your heavy cable umbilical on Oculus and HTC Vive right now is a pain. MIT has created a new wireless communication system designed specifically for VR that could unburden us for truly immersive VR experiences. MIT’s Computer…
The 3 best things about the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar
We tried out the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, and these are our favorite things about it. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Laptops, Computers, Technology, and Macbook Pro – latest science and technology news stories
‘Back to the Future’ inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing
Marty McFly’s self-lacing Nikes in Back to the Future Part II inspired a UCF scientist who has developed filaments that harvest and store the sun’s energy—and can be woven into textiles. – latest science and technology news stories
Green-screen keying method cuts time, boosts quality in film compositing
Filming an actor in front of a green screen and then superimposing the actor over another background is commonplace in feature film production, but getting rid of all traces of the green screen remains a chore. A new “keying” method devised by Disney Research and ETH Zurich, however, improves the results… – latest science and technology news stories
Heat shock regulator controlled by on/off switch and phosphorylation
Whitehead Institute researchers have determined how the master transcriptional regulator of the heat shock response, known as heat shock factor 1 (HSF1), is activated and controlled. This insight could lead to treatments for cancer (where HSF1’s activity is frequently hijacked) and neurodegenerative…
How Empathy Helps You Deal with Mean People
Empathy is a solid strategy when it comes to handling toxic people, but it isn’t always easy to dig up when faced with one of them. Here’s how you can be empathetic towards them, even if they don’t know it, and why it more importantly helps you to even bother.The video above from School of Life explains…
Your Favorite Car Charger Is Back On Sale For $8
Aukey Slim Profile USB Car Charger, $8 with code AUKCARCSYour favorite USB car charger just happens to be the smallest one you can buy, and you can grab it on Amazon for $8 today with code AUKCARCS. We’ve seen it go as low as $6 on a few occasions, but this is a match for the best deal we’ve seen this…
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Donald Trump is about to control the most powerful surveillance machine in history
The US intelligence agencies are among the most powerful forces to ever exist, capable of ingesting and retaining entire nations’ worth of data, or raining down missiles on targets thousands of miles away. As of January 20th, all that power will be directly answerable to Donald Trump. It’s still early,…
The NHS’s 1.2 Million Employees Are Trapped in a ‘Reply-All’ Email Thread
An anonymous reader shares a Business Insider report:The NHS’s 1.2 million employees are currently trapped in a “reply-all” email hell. A “test” email was accidentally sent to everyone who works at the UK health service – prompting a series of reply-all responses from annoyed recipients going out to…
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Nigeria Shia pilgrimage clash kills nine in Kano
Clashes between Nigerian Shia pilgrims and the police in Kano state kill nine people, police say.
Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver for Men w/ Clean and Charge Station $115
Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver for Men w/ Clean and Charge Station $115
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Amazon expands Home Services to 20 new cities, seeks ‘Home Assistants’
(credit: Getty Images) Amazon announced today that it has expanded its Home Services business to 20 new cities across the country. Home Services is an under-the-radar offering from the online retailer that lets customers hire professionals for things like plumbing, furniture assembly, car repair,…
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‘Back to the Future’ inspires solar nanotechnology-powered clothing
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Mars is much drier than expected
As if we needed another reminder that Mars isn’t exactly friendly to life, researchers from Scotland’s University of Stirling have revealed that the planet is more arid than Earth’s driest deserts. That might not exactly sound surprising, but it’s ye…
We played around with the new MacBook Pro — and here are our 3 favorite features
These are our three favorite features from the new MacBook Pro.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Laptops, Touch Bar, Apple, and Macbook Pro
Save 15% on iTunes Gift Cards, In Two Different Denominations
$100 iTunes Gift Card, $85 | $50 iTunes Gift Card, $42.50iTunes gift card discounts are noticeably less common than they used to be, and while we do see 20% discounts from time to time, a $100 iTunes gift card for $85, or a $50 card for $42.50 is still a solid deal if you pay for apps, movies, Apple…
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Argentina plans to cull 100,000 beavers in Tierra del Fuego
Argentine authorities say they plan to cull the entire population of beavers in Tierra del Fuego.
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First observations of tongue deformation of plasma based upon the Artsimovich Prediction
At the National Institutes of Natural Sciences National Institute for Fusion Science researchers, in collaboration with Kyushu University, observed for the first time in the world a deformation …
This Grid Shows You How Long It Will Take to Retire, Based on Your Spending
Retirement is pretty far away for some of us. And it’s better to set smaller milestones for your savings now than to focus on the big, lump sum amount you’ll need to retire. However, it’s also interesting to look at the numbers, and this early retirement grid shows you how long it will take.The grid,…
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Best iPhone 2016: how to choose the right one for you
Update: The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have just landed in our best iPhone round up, but where does each place?You’ve woken up, looked out the window and then looked down at the crumbling smartphone that you’ve been using for what feels like ever.Some part of your mind decides that it’s time for an upgrade,…
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Pick up the smartphone essentials everyone needs this Black Friday
Your smartphone is likely you most used piece of technology – it runs our social lives, manages our emails, feeds our gaming addictions and so much more, but are you treating your most treasured possession right? It’s all very well picking up a shiny new smartphone, but you tend to get a single charger…
AImotive demos recognition software for self-driving cars
AImotive is introducing a suite of software for self-driving cars. The Budapest, Hungary-based company that was previously known as AdasWorks has now opened an office in Mountain View, Calif., to partner with Silicon Valley’s self-driving car companies. AImotive has trained its artificial intelligence…
Crowdsourced algorithmic trading platform Quantopian raises $25 million from Andreessen Horowitz, others
Quantopian, an online platform that stri

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