Indistinguishable from Magic 11/15

Google Play Newsstand gets a long overdue makeover
Google Play Newsstand is the long-neglected outlier of Google’s family of Android apps. It’s finally getting some attention that makes it looks like it belongs side by side with the many other apps in the Google portfolio.Version 4.0 starts you out with “The Briefing,” a collection of relevant articles…
I tried to open a can of beans with nothing but a spoon – CNET
A viral life hack gets put to the test with a hands-on experiment involving a can of garbanzo beans and a spoon.
Xbox One S lowest price ever for Microsoft Black Friday deals – CNET
From Windows 10 PCs to Surface devices to Xbox One consoles, the software giant’s online store starts dropping prices on November 24.
OnePlus teases Snapdragon 821-powered smartphone ahead of tomorrow’s big reveal
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on social media has been counting down the days until the unveiling of what is believed to be a higher-end version of its existing OnePlus 3.
Scientific American Content: Global
U.S. Poised to Launch Next-Generation Advanced Weather Satellite
GOES-R will provide a “superhigh-definition” view of Earth’s weather — Read more on
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Heatherwick Rolling Bridge
LinkPossibly the strangest drawbridge design we’ve ever seen, the Heatherwick pedestrian bridge in London, England curls itself upwards like a pill bug instead of the traditional lift mechanisms. While it’s not exactly necessary, it’s an impressive feat of engineering. More Awesome Stuff: Rainbow…
Digital Trends
DJI’s cinematic drone gets more precise flight controls with new Pro version
DJI’s cinematic video drone is getting a boost. DJI recently announced the Matrice 600 Pro, adding that “Pro” name and bumping up a few features from the company’s cinema drone announced in April. The DJI Matrice 600 Pro shares much of the original Matrice 600’s features, but the biggest addition is…
Digital Trends
Asus may reveal a Project Tango phone at CES 2017, according to report
Hardware development around Project Tango, Google’s augmented reality tech for smartphones, has been slow going so far. That is partly due to a lack of manufacturing muscle — Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro is the first and only handset to sport the platform’s proprietary sensors. If rumblings are to be believed,…
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Q&A: Why It Makes Business Sense for Trump to Tackle Global Warming
The president-elect should see climate action as a business opportunity, rather than a cost — Read more on – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists discover how protein senses touch
A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) reveals that a protein first discovered at TSRI in 2010 is directly responsible for sensing touch. – latest science and technology news stories
NASA finds unusual origins of high-energy electrons
High above the surface, Earth’s magnetic field constantly deflects incoming supersonic particles from the sun. These particles are disturbed in regions just outside of Earth’s magnetic field – and some are reflected into a turbulent region called the foreshock. New observations from NASA’s THEMIS mission… – latest science and technology news stories
Google highlighting inaccurate story about election results
Google’s search engine is highlighting an inaccurate story claiming that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote in last week’s election, the latest example of bogus information spread by the internet’s gatekeepers.
Popular Science
Gun control laws actually work, according to new research
Health Go figure According to two new research papers, stricter firearm laws are associated with fewer firearm homicides, and Florida’s stand-your-ground law was associated with…
2-Pack Efluky 3.0Ah 18V Rechargeable Replacement Battery for Dewalt Tools $31
2-Pack Efluky 3.0Ah 18V Rechargeable Replacement Battery for Dewalt Tools $31
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Solar Impulse-founded group boosts clean tech
When the Solar Impulse Foundation completed the first solar-powered flight around the world earlier this year, it was more than just a stunt … it was a way of showing how eco-friendly technologies can be put to practical use. Now, Solar Impulse has taken another step in that direction, by announcing…
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Researchers find ‘sweet’ solution to kill E. coli in drinking water
Paper strips laced with sugar could be the sweetest solution so far, literally, to kill E. coli in contaminated water. York University researcher Sushanta Mitra says the “DipTreat” discovery …
Physics News
Atomic beltway could solve problems of cosmic gravity
When is a traffic jam not a traffic jam? When it’s a quantum traffic jam, of course. Only in quantum physics can traffic be standing still and moving at the same time.
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Geek Trivia: The Largest Seed In The World Is The?
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How to Use Spotify with the Google Home
The Google Home’s default music provider is Google Play Music, but the device also supports Spotify. Here’s how to link your Spotify account to your Google Home to play all of the third-party music you’d ever want.Click Here to Continue Reading
India’s tech bubble is about to burst
 Editor’s note: Dileepan Siva is chief revenue officer at Moovweb. The Silicon Valley “tech bubble” is a popular topic of discussion among business pundits, entrepreneurs and analysts who have dissected and predicted the upcoming “burst” for nearly the last decade. For all the talk of winter is coming…
Internet Freedom Wanes As Governments Target Messaging, Social Apps
Roughly two-thirds of the world’s internet users live under regimes of government censorship, according to a report from Freedom House, a pro-democracy think tank. The report adds that internet freedom declined worldwide for a sixth consecutive year in 2016 with the governments increasingly crack down…
PlayStation Vue lost Viacom channels: 3 other ways to stream those shows
Earlier this week, Sony made a relatively quiet announcement: all of its Viacom channels would be disappearing from PlayStation Vue starting November 11. Subscribers still saw the channels in their guide when that date rolled around, but the show info was blank and you couldn’t select them. Starting…
Aukey Wireless FM Transmitter Radio Car Kit w/ 3.5mm Audio Plug $6.88
Aukey Wireless FM Transmitter Radio Car Kit w/ 3.5mm Audio Plug $6.88
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What to Pack to Look Presentable When You De-Plane
Like you actually slept on that red eye. The post What to Pack to Look Presentable When You De-Plane appeared first on The Manual.
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Audio: Mark Thornton Discusses Marijuana Legalization on Election Day 2016
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssLegal SystemAudio: Mark Thornton Discusses Marijuana Legalization on Election Day 2016Political Theory 0 Views Mark Thornton joins Paul Molloy to discuss the Drug War and the victories for marijuana-legalization initiatives in the United States this year. …
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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections November 7-13 2016 #sciseekpicks #scicomm
Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors pick their favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise. Here is a round-up of the Science Seeker Editors’ Selections for the past week:Monkeys Regain Control Of Paralyzed Legs With Help Of An Implant by Rae Ellen Bichell at NPR ShotsMicrobes…
Ask an Expert: All About End of the Year Money Moves
As the end of the year rapidly approaches, it’s time to consider what you need to do to prepare for your taxes, whether that means making charitable donations or making business purchases so you can write them off. Here to offer some advice are our friends from NerdWallet.More than just the end of the…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Mini Gingerbread House Mug Topper
This holiday season, make your coffee or hot cocoa extra cozy, tasty, and festive when you top it off with this cool new Mini Gingerbread House Mug Topper perched on the edge.Click Here For Complete Details
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Amazing Pickle Barrel – Make Your Own Pickles and More
Inside this miniature handmade American white oak barrel that has been lightly toasted on the inside, you can pickle cucumbers AKA pickles or just about anything else while inheriting the tasty flavors of the wood.Click Here For Complete Details
The Next Web
You don’t need this NES Zapper turned DIY lighting remote — but you want it
As Nintendo proved with the NES Classic Edition, it’s still the retro hardware that captures our attention. And as YouTuber Warner Skoch shows, it may still have some utility. Skoch, who goes by Sudomod, used a Zapper — the criminally underused gun from the original NES — to create a fully-functioning… Full Feed
Criminal Justice Reform in the Age of Trump
“When my co-author David Dagan and I finished our recent book, Prison Break, at the end of last year, the prospects for criminal justice reform looked good,” Steven Teles writes in the current edition of Cato Unbound, the Cato Institute’s monthly series of online debates. “The reason for our optimism…
Digital Trends
Eye robot: Medical device can carry out cataract surgery with precise cuts
Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants created a medical robot capable of performing one of the world’s most common but delicate operations: cataract surgery. Carried out around 20 million times per year, this life-changing surgery helps restore sight when a patient develops cataracts,… – latest science and technology news stories
Underwater video reveals culprits behind disappearance of NSW kelp forests
Seaweed-eating fish are becoming increasingly voracious as the ocean warms due to climate change and are responsible for the recent destruction of kelp forests off the NSW north coast near Coffs Harbour, research shows. – latest science and technology news stories
Kelp forests globally resilient, but may need local solutions to environmental threats
The first global assessment of marine kelp ecosystems shows that these critically-important habitats have exhibited a surprising resilience to environmental impacts over the past 50 years, but they have a wide variability in long-term responses that will call for regional management efforts to help protect… – latest science and technology news stories
Cheaper, more effective cleanup of abandoned oil and gas wells
Abandoned oil and gas wells are a significant source of greenhouse gases but there are so many scattered across the United States that stopping the leaks presents a huge cost for states. Now, a research team including scientists from Princeton and Stanford universities, has identified specific well attributes… – latest science and technology news stories
Which genes are crucial for the energy metabolism of Archaea?
A research team led by Christa Schleper from the University of Vienna succeeded in isolating the first ammonia-oxidizing archaeon from soil: Nitrososphaera viennensis—the ‘spherical ammonia oxidizer from Vienna.’ In the current issue of the journal PNAS, the scientists present new results: they were… – latest science and technology news stories
Not without my microbiome: Legume-rhizobia symbiosis influences bacterial community in plant roots
Some plants can meet their nitrogen requirements by obtaining it from the atmosphere. To do this, they use bacteria in their roots, with which they establish a symbiotic relationship. Paul Schulze-Lefert’s Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne and Simona Radutoiu… – latest science and technology news stories
Study finds limited sign of soil adaptation to climate warming
While scientists and policy experts debate the impacts of global warming, the Earth’s soil is releasing roughly nine times more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than all human activities combined. This huge carbon flux from soil—due to the natural respiration of soil microbes and plant roots—begs one… – latest science and technology news stories
Forest fires in Sierra Nevada driven by past land use
Forest fire activity in California’s Sierra Nevada since 1600 has been influenced more by how humans used the land than by climate, according to new research led by University of Arizona and Penn State scientists.
Where are the wearables you wear elsewhere?
Where did wearables go wrong?Futurists promised a “wearable computing” world in which you could buy gadgets that could perform a thousand functions and live anywhere on your body.Instead, the vast majority of wearables are biometric wristwatches, measuring mostly heart rate and bodily movement. The top-selling…
GearWrench 3887 Tap and Die 75-Piece Combination SAE/Metric Set $115
GearWrench 3887 Tap and Die 75-Piece Combination SAE/Metric Set $115
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The 2016 Christmas Catalog
As you’ll soon see, this year’s Christmas Catalog is a lot bigger than our 2015 and 2014 editions. Here’s the thing: We publish a new guide nearly every week for awesome stuff we think you should know about. Over the past year our guides have covered everything from various types of gear to books…
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Far-right firebrand Bannon scores plum Trump White House post
Stephen Bannon, a leading force of the far-right, a flame-throwing media mogul and professional provocateur, a man who made a career out of shaking up the establishment from the outside, just landed squarely on the inside.
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Will I ever stop writing headlines about the hottest months on record?
And now, some regularly scheduled climate news: This year will almost certainly be the hottest year on record. If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because the last hottest year on record was long-ago 2015, and we’re now continuing a trend. To be fair, the proclamation isn’t definitive yet because…
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McDonald’s has a Nutella burger that oozes chocolate
As I watch a sandwich secrete sweet goop, I am reminded of a website I love. The fun (but crudely named) This is why you’re fat used to collate the most outrageous food combinations that humans splice together. McDonald’s latest dessert, available only in Italy, is called the Sweety con Nutella, and…
What Trump’s Boycotting Supporters Will Be Living Without
In the wake of the election, Trump supporters have been calling for boycotts of companies and products whose ideals they feel do not align with the President-elect’s. The number and importance of those services grows more expansive with each passing day—and includes the vast majority of popular internet…
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Don’t miss these 14 startups at TNW NYC
In the past months, we’ve held hundreds of interviews with young startups in order to shortlist the cream of the crop and invite them to SCALE, our early-stage growth program at TNW NYC. The applications for SCALE are now closed, and we’re proud to have 60 of the world’s hottest startups ready to show…
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Floridians Wonder How President-Elect Trump Will Deal With Their Rising Seas
Mar-a-Lago, President-elect Donald Trump’s signature piece of property in the South, is just 70-miles north of Miami in Palm Beach, a mostly upscale barrier island. But the residence and private club is likely to be affected by the rising tides and increasingly powerful hurricanes that now regularly…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Toys & Games : Ghostbusters: The Board Game
Do. Not. Think. About. The Marshmallow Man. Ghostbusters: The Board Game is a cooperative, dice-rolling, grid movement game that puts you in charge of New York’s supernatural elimination needs. $84.99
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Home & Office : Harry Potter Triwizard Cup Lamp
For the victorious (that’s you). This glorious Triwizard Cup from Harry Potter’s world is also a desk lamp, perfect for casting a glow on your late night reading without keeping everyone in the room awake. $49.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : NASA Ladies’ Bomber Jacket
Make space in your closet. Time to suit up. Whether you need to go to the moon or just down the hall, do it in style with this NASA Ladies’ Bomber Jacket. $59.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Home & Office : BB-8 Rug
Football, both American and European. This little BB-8 promises not to track sand into your house. Measuring just over 3″ wide x just over 4″ tall, this BB-8 unit will protect your toes from the cold floor. You’re on your own for the Rathtars, though. $49.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : Harry Potter Quidditch Uniform Robe
Relax after a long Quidditch match in this Harry Potter Quidditch Uniform Robe. In the Maroon and Gold Robe, weighing in at just more than 100 pounds, is the challenger for top wizard – Harry Potter! *the crowd goes wild* $49.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Collectibles : Star Wars Death Star Tree Topper
Christmas moon. Tree toppers are meant to be eye catching. They are the cherry on top of an already fantastically decorated tree. Lighting up and playing music just gives it that extra hint of greatness. $99.95
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : NASA Patches Insulated Bomber Jacket
Make space in your closet. Time to suit up. Whether you need to go to the moon or just down the hall, do it in style with this NASA Patches Insulated Bomber Jacket. $69.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Toys & Games : Feisty Pets
The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of plush animals. You might think that all stuffed animals are made for cuddling, but you would be wrong. Learn why with Feisty Pets! $19.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Toys & Games : Playstation 6in Plush
Hug it out. Put anything in plush form and it automatically becomes cute. That isn’t opinion, that is fact. If it was already cute, then it’s doubly cute. A cuteness overload, if you will. $12.99
The Awesomer
Timex IQ+ Move Watches
Price: $150  | Buy | LinkThe Timex IQ+ Move is designed to look like a traditional analog timepiece. It tracks steps and distance, calories burned, and sleep habits, and can sync time precisely with your phone. It’s not as feature rich as other smartwatches, but we much prefer the styling of these. …
LG Signature Air Purifier
The sleek, space-saving design of the LG Signature Air Purifier will blend seamlessly into your home decor. It cleans and humidifies the air with a state-of-the-art watering system and an advanced filtration system that lasts for 10 years. A lighted sensor alerts you to contaminants &/or changes…
This House Is Designed With Various Levels Cascading Down A Forested Hillside
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Three customer service robots land in San Jose airport
Silicon Valley is synonymous with innovation and high-tech, and Mineta San Jose International Airport wants to make sure travelers know it. The Silicon Valley travel hub is the first airport in the U.S. to introduce customer service robots. The three robotic gals (stationed in front of gates 11, 21,…
Facebook is a ‘cesspool of nonsense,’ says John Oliver – CNET
Technically Incorrect: The HBO comedian insists that Facebook did influence the election results.
Joe Biden is everyone’s favorite Trump troll – CNET
The vice president has always been a popular internet meme, but now he’s less surfer dude and more Dennis the Menace.
Blurring the CNET Tech Today lines: Website or app? – CNET
We’re bringing CNET’s daily top 10 stories to the web with Chrome’s new “progressive web app” technology.
MIT is using millimeter wave technology to make VR headsets wireless
First-generation virtual reality platforms from major players like HTC and Oculus VR have finally delivered on the promise of consumer-grade virtual reality albeit with some significant limitations.
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Rwanda feels the pinch as donors slash health aid
Country’s progress on public health and science prompts funding shift to more-troubled nations.Nature 539 342 doi: 10.1038/539342a
Cisco names 10 cities using its cloud-based smart service
Cisco, which has promoted its smart city technologies for more than two years, today announced that 10 cities, including Paris and Copenhagen, are using its cloud-based service to connect to traffic, parking and environmental sensors in real time.Insights from the data collected from the Internet of…
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EICMA 2016: MV agusta + zagato F4Z collectible motorcycle
the mv agusta F4Z’s bodywork was designed by the zagato team and built with aluminum and carbon fibre. it consists of a limited number of relatively large panels. The post EICMA 2016: MV agusta + zagato F4Z collectible motorcycle appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
This home was designed to act as a hotel for the owner’s friends and family
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Howling for Hope: The Importance of Catharsis | Sally Grayson | TEDxStuttgart
Sally Grayson finds catharsis in her art and her music. Howl along and experience it, too. American indie blues rocker, artist and wanna be social activist, Sally Grayson, has been fascinated her whole life with the question of suffering. This journey has taken her around the world in search of those…
Toyota to pay $3.4b over rusty Tundra, Tacoma and Sequoia vehicles
Pending court approval of the deal, Toyota will pay up to $3.4 billion to settle a lawsuit over Tundra, Tacoma, and Sequoia vehicles allegedly afflicted with faulty rust protection. The settlement doesn’t involve Toyota admitting that it failed to adequately protect the affected vehicles from rusting,…
Digital Trends
GekkoGum is tacky on purpose, so you can stick GoPros and smartphones almost anywhere
One startup company is working to ensure that GoPro users are limited only by their imagination, not their mounts — and the idea is almost as simple as chewing gum. GekkoGum, a fully funded Kickstarter, turns any action camera — or smartphone — into a stick-anywhere camera with a tacky gum capable of…
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Parkis lets you store your bicycle vertically without having to lift a thing
Whether it’s for fitness or for fun, most of the people that I know love cycling. You know what they love a whole lot less? Storing their bikes in their undersized apartments. That’s where Parkis, a smart space-saving solution for cyclists — try saying that five times fast — comes in. Hailing itself…
Digital Trends
Intel may offer an unclocked Core i3 processor in its upcoming 7th-gen lineup
Intel is gearing up to unleash its seventh-generation “Kaby Lake” desktop processor lineup very soon. We’ve already seen in past reports that the company will include unlocked Core i7 and Core i5 K-Series processors capable of manually overclocked speeds. Now another report claims that the company will…
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IDG Contributor Network: Kaspersky founder calls out Microsoft for AV shenanigans
Cybersecurity expert Eugene Kaspersky, founder of the antivirus company that bears his name, called out Microsoft for disabling third-party antivirus programs during the Windows 10 upgrade process.In a long-winded blog post that rambles and takes 300 words to get to the point, he criticizes Microsoft’s…
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The Best Basic Smoke Alarm
After more than 65 hours researching fire safety, interviewing five experts, and reading well over a hundred pages of smoke-alarm data, we recommend the First Alert SA511CN2-3ST Smoke Alarm with Voice Location as the primary alarm in a comprehensive whole-home fire-protection system. Full Feed
Biting the Hands that Feed Us: Food Laws vs. Culinary Reality
As our world becomes more hyper-individualized, our taste in food is following suit. From cooking in our own kitchens to finding new creative dishes at restaurants, we’re all becoming artisanal chefs and demanding gourmands. Yet politicians and activists, often in a misguided attempt to keep us safe,… Full Feed
Politicians vs. Tasty, Delicious Food: Q/A with “Food Freedom” Advocate Baylen Linnekin
As our world becomes more hyper-individualized, our taste in food is following suit. From cooking in our own kitchens to finding new creative dishes at restaurants, we’re all becoming artisanal chefs and demanding gourmands. Yet politicians and activists, often in a misguided attempt to keep us safe,…
Marshall’s new Bluetooth headphones promise 30 hours of life on a charge
 “Mid” is probably not the most intuitive name for a premium addition to an existing product category. But there you have it. Marshall’s latest on-ear Bluetooth headphones join the company’s (surprisingly good) Major II offering, priced at an additional $50. The $200 cans retain Marshall’s familiar aesthetic…
Precious baby is super excited about getting fed
Some babies just get it. America’s Funniest Home Videos uploaded this precious video today of a baby who is very excited about his food, and we’ve got to admit we know the feeling. Watch his adorable reaction to finally being fed above. ‘Patriots Day’ trailer: Mark Wahlberg leads the manhunt…
Save $80 on the New Beats Solo3 On-Ears, Complete With Apple’s W1 Chip
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, $220I know, I know, Beats headphones don’t have the best sound quality. Spare me your comments. But the new Solo3s include 40 hours of battery life, a folding design, and comfortable ear pads, not to mention the new W1 chip for easy pairing with Apple devices….
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What’s New in iOS 10.2 Beta 3: TV App Updates, SOS and Videos App Removed
Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 10.2 to developers, introducing some notable improvements to the new “TV” app that was introduced in the second iOS 10.2 beta. As can be seen in the video below, the TV app is more fully functional, with support for the “Up Next” feature that keeps track of…
Make a Small Coffee Table From a Single 2×4
2×4’s are cheap and easy to work with, so the idea that you could make your own coffee table from a single piece of wood is pretty appealing. Instructables user StephanPi1 shows you how. Read more…
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Portuguese Flannel Pinheiro Jackets
I’d be hesitant to wear one of these Pinheiro Jackets from Portuguese Flannel to work. Even though they have the shape and details of a classic chore coat, the Portuguese-made, 100% cotton flannel jackets are also as soft and cozy as a pair of pajamas. And you don’t want to get caught sleeping on the……
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Big Things Come in Small Sizes – Greenmoxie Tiny House
As society now strives to be increasingly environmentally friendly, Greenmoxie began as a dedicated green living blog half a decade ago in a small town called Warkworth in Ontario, Canada. Designer David Shephard along with another two friends began developing plans and building this house with the initial…
GE buys ServiceMax for $915M to boost its IoT power
General Electric’s US$915 million acquisition of field service management company ServiceMax on Monday should help enterprises combine what GE does for industrial products and assets with more tools for those who work on them. GE Digital, the division that’s buying ServiceMax, sells software and services…
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Walker Art Center unveils addition and renovation plans
Minneapolis institution shows off the first step in campus-wide redesign Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center unveiled a series of improvements late last week that kicked off a campus renovation for the contemporary arts center. Designed by John Cook and Joan Soranno of HGA Architects and the Dutch design…
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Trump and Putin ‘will try to mend ties’, Kremlin says
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin “will try to normalise US-Russia ties”, the Kremlin says after a phone call.
Our Favorite Photos of This Week’s Epic Supermoon
Last night, photographers around the world turned their cameras to the sky to capture the closest full moon—also known as a supermoon—since 1948. We’ve scoured the web to bring you some of our favorite photos of the celestial event that took our minds off the current state of world affairs for a few…
Samsung PRO Class 10 UHS-1/U3 64GB microSDXC Memory Card $23.99
Samsung PRO Class 10 UHS-1/U3 64GB microSDXC Memory Card $23.99
Touché lets you easily test drive and screenshot Apple’s Touch Bar features on your Mac before upgrading
Apple’s new MacBook Pro replaces the function row of keys with a dynamic screen called the Touch Bar, and customers who pre-ordered early are starting to see them ship as soon as today. Apple Stores should also receive inventory to try out this week, but you can test drive how macOS will handle the…
Make a Small Coffee Table From a Single 2×4
2×4’s are cheap and easy to work with, so the idea that you could make your own coffee table from a single piece of wood is pretty appealing. Instructables user StephanPi1 shows you how. Aside from the 2×4, he just uses wood glue and four screws alongside a slew of power tools. The end result is a sturdy,…
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Overhauling How We Teach Our Kids in a World of Accelerating Change
Here in L.A., it’s kind of insane that a great kindergarten requires a competitive application and tuitions that exceed most colleges. I started asking myself, given the fact that most elementary schools haven’t changed in decades (maybe longer), what do I want my kids to learn? How would I reinvent…
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Trump advisers seek loopholes to allow ASAP withdrawal 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…
The Awesomer
The Origin of The Wacky Waving Man
LinkWhile you might think those goofy dancing inflatable guys you see at car dealerships were the brainchild of some advertising genius, they actually got their start as moving sculptures during an Olympic opening ceremony 20 years ago. Great Big Story shares the details. More Awesome Stuff: How…
Digital Trends
Huawei declined to make Google’s Pixel phones due to a branding dispute
Contrary to what Google’s marketing implies, the Mountain View, California-based company’s Pixel smartphones aren’t actually made by Google. Rather, Tayuan, Taiwan-based company HTC is handling the hardware’s manufacture, assembly, and shipment. But it almost didn’t. German blog WinFuture reports that…
Digital Trends
Australian airline Qantas launches new VR tourism app, deadly snakes not included
Australian airline Qantas has unveiled a new VR app, aptly named Qantas VR, which will allow users to visit Australia remotely. You’ll be able to take part in guided tours of national parks and world-famous landmarks, all without leaving the comfort of your own home. Of course, Qantas hopes that you’ll…
Despite Current Glut of Successful Scifi Shows, CBS Executive Says New Star Trek Wouldn’t Work on TV
CBS can eat a bag of dicks. Come on, guys. Literally every other channel is making a ton of money off science fiction shows right now. Except you. Blaming the genre is just sad.Read more… – latest science and technology news stories
Engineers developing cleanup method for stubborn contaminants
They’re in stain-resistant carpet, paint, permanent markers, food packaging and firefighting foam. Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), a broad class of manufactured chemicals, touch every corner of the industrialized world. They’re impervious to traditional remediation strategies, and when they’re ingested… – latest science and technology news stories
Fires blazing across the southern United States
Fires have been reported across several states in the southern United States and NASA’s Aqua satellite using its MODIS instrument captured this image of the fires and smoke across the expanse. This image taken on November 12, 2016 show several fires and smoke across the states of North and South Carolina,… – latest science and technology news stories
Mississippi River could leave farmland stranded
If the Mississippi River continues to go unchecked, the farmland on Dogtooth Bend peninsula may be only accessible by boat. According to a University of Illinois study, each successive flood carves a deeper channel across the narrow neck of the peninsula. This floodwater shortcut threatens to permanently… – latest science and technology news stories
EU backs deep-sea shark hunt quota for scientists
EU countries on Monday approved the capture of a set quota of deep-sea sharks, to allow scientists to better understand how many of the species are left.
Saturn’s north pole looks like a watercolor painting – CNET
Saturn’s rings aren’t the only noteworthy circles around the planet. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft gets a good look at its beautiful banded north pole.
‘The Martian’ test: Is VR for more than just gamers? – CNET
At $20, the virtual-reality piece based on Matt Damon’s movie is an experiment on whether people will pay for VR content that isn’t a game. Full Feed
Obamacare’s Unpopularity Helped Cost Clinton the Presidency: New at Reason
Asra Q. Nomani, a Muslim woman immigrant who voted in Virginia for Donald Trump, explained in a Washington Post column that she did so in part because, “I am a single mother who can’t afford health insurance under Obamacare.” A Politico postmortem of the Clinton campaign reported, “The soaring Obamacare…
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Researchers use acoustic waves to move fluids at the nanoscale
A team of mechanical engineers at the University of California San Diego has successfully used acoustic waves to move fluids through small channels at the nanoscale. The breakthrough is a first …
NFL’s Mike Evans gets ripped for pre-game Donald Trump protest
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans sat during the pregame national anthem Sunday in protest of Donald Trump being elected president after running a campaign largely built on bigotry and xenophobia.  You can probably guess what came next. Yup — backlash.  SEE ALSO: Everyone’s sharing this…
IKEA Recreates Syrian Home Inside their Store in Efforts to Aid Refugee Crisis
via POL Swedish mega-retailer IKEA is taking action to combat the destitute living conditions faced by Syrian refugees.Partnering with the Norwegian Red Cross and advertising agency POL, IKEA has installed a replica of a refugee house in Damascus, Syria at their store in Slependen, Norway….
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If You Want to Be a Writer, Neil Gaiman Says You Should “Get Bored”
Without boredom, your mind can’t wander and day dream. Unfortunately, it seems boredom is harder to come by these days, so you’ll have to find it.Read more…
Microsoft details Black Friday 2016 deals: sales start November 24
Some companies have already started their Black Friday sales, but Microsoft isn’t one of them. The company’s deals won’t be available until November 24, but they have been detailed ahead of time, giving you a chance to figure out where your money’s going. In addition to expected items like discounted…
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How 3D printing could help save diabetics’ soles
Because diabetics often lack feeling in their feet, it is vitally important that they have footwear that fits. If they don’t, they can develop pressure sores that will take a long time to heal, and sometimes even lead to amputation. That’s why they frequently get custom orthopedic insoles made…
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Wool Socks and Workout Clothes Aren’t Antibacterial—They Just Temporarily Hide Odors
Wool is great for socks and workout clothes for a ton of reasons, including because it’s warm even when wet. As a bonus, you can wear wool for multiple workouts without stinking it up. But it turns out the reason isn’t what you think: wool doesn’t kill bacteria, it just hides their odor.Lanolin, an oily…
If You Want to Be a Writer, Neil Gaiman Says You Should “Get Bored”
Without boredom, your mind can’t wander and day dream. Unfortunately, it seems boredom is harder to come by these days, so you’ll have to find it.Neil Gaiman, author of books like American Gods, Coraline, and Neverwhere, recently spoke with Seth Meyers, the host of NBC’s Late Night, about the odds and…
Sony Pictures will use Nokia’s Ozo 360 camera for virtual reality content
Sony Pictures will use Nokia‘s Ozo 360-degree camera hardware and software tools to make virtual reality content. Under the partnership, Sony Pictures will use Ozo to capture, create, edit, and distribute VR content. The studio will also integrate the Ozo Player SDK into Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s…
Google reportedly acquires startup Undecidable Labs, CEO now works on image search
Google last month acquired a small startup called Undecidable Labs, according to a new report. Now cofounder and chief executive Cathy Edwards is head of product and engineering for Google’s image search tool, according to her LinkedIn profile. Before getting acquired, Undecidable Labs was developing…
Silicon Valley’s “come to Satan” moment
Like everyone else on the planet, I’m still processing what happened last week. Not so much how it happened — that’s pretty clear. But rather what the implications are for all the groups that President Elect Trump threatened during his campaign, and for the worst of his supporters now emboldened in…
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2016 is going to be the hottest year on record
Environment Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… 2016 is on pace to become the hottest year on record. Not that it should come as any sort of surprise.
Star Trek Gift Guide to Fulfill All Your Starfleet Dreams
Whether a fan of original or reboot, television or movies Star Trek has become embedded in our pop culture. Celebrating 50 years across all mediums, Star Trek has produced some of the most amazing moments […]
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Mountainsmith creates photography bags that are tough as nails for outdoor adventurers
One of the biggest challenges that any photographer faces is finding a way to keep their fragile — and usually very expensive — camera equipment safe while traveling. This is especially true if they happen to wander into remote outdoor settings where the environment isn’t particularly forgiving when…
Super calm man watching politicians fight has fascinated the internet
You’d think that a random brawl breaking out during the middle of a political discussion would at least raise a few eyebrows — but apparently that’s not the case in Ukraine. On Monday, during a discussion in Ukrainian Parliament, the indy100 reports that Radical Party leader Oleg Lyashko and Opposition…
Here’s some good climate news, but don’t get too excited
Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels stayed flat in 2015 for the third straight year despite economic growth, a new assessment has found. However, this pause in the growth of emissions is likely to be short-lived unless new emissions policies are accelerated, scientists say.  The report,…
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EU agrees to boost defence and security
The EU is to boost its defence role, but a senior official says the bloc does not intend to compete with Nato.
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Obama urges ‘signals of unity’ from Trump
President Obama urges Donald Trump to reach out to those concerned about “the tenor of the campaign”. Full Feed
Donald Trump’s Massive Learning Curve, Hate Crime Stats Released, Gwen Ifill Dies: P.M. Links
President-Elect Donald Trump was allegedly unaware that he would be replacing the entire White House staff. President Barack Obama gave a press conference this afternoon where he was mostly questioned about Trump’s election. FBI released hate crime stats for 2015. The number of reported hate crimes…
Sony XBR55X700D 55-Inch HDR 4K Ultra HDTV + Playstation 4 Pro 1TB $998
Sony XBR55X700D 55-Inch HDR 4K Ultra HDTV + Playstation 4 Pro 1TB $998
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Scientists Think Your Canine Teeth May Have Originated For Sex
Paleontologists are beginning to wonder if cuspids — also known as canines, or eye teeth, those fangs in the upper jaw — played a more complicated role in evolution than just tearing up chunks of prehistoric meat.A study published in PLOS ONE looks at the cuspids of our ancestors from way, way back:…
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Vapers Are the Unexpected Winners Under a Trump Presidency
For at least one group in the US, the election results spurred more crossed-fingers than wrung hands: vaping advocates are hopeful Trump could soften regulations that threaten the industry.Vaping advocates have been scrambling to find a solution after the Food and Drug Administration announced strict…
How I Used A/B Testing to Hack My Kids
“I wonder how we can get them to sleep more.” This simple thought, expressed by my wife, not even a question, became a challenge to me. My engineer mind took this as a problem to be solved, and when a software developer sees a problem, they devise tests. Luckily, I knew the perfect system for testing…
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CLAE X JackThreads Release Wool Capsule Collection
Wool is arguably the hottest winter shoe trend on the market. The post CLAE X JackThreads Release Wool Capsule Collection appeared first on The Manual.
Will The Electoral College Doom The Democrats Again?
Last week’s election produced the widest gap between the Electoral College and the popular vote in a generation — a result of Hillary Clinton racking up huge margins in populous coastal states such as California and New York while narrowly losing several Midwestern battlegrounds to Donald Trump. Were…
There Aren’t 2 To 3 Million Undocumented Immigrants With Criminal Records For Trump To Deport
Donald Trump wants to immediately deport 2 million to 3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal records. One problem: There almost certainly aren’t that many people who fit those criteria.In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, Trump said he would prioritize deporting or incarcerating the…
‘Demographics Aren’t Destiny’ And Four Other Things This Election Taught Me
The 2016 election is in the books. Donald Trump won; Hillary Clinton lost. But it will take a while — weeks and months — to sift through the results, so be wary of any stories drawing sweeping conclusions about the country (it’s still the same nation that elected President Obama twice). That said, there…
Politics Podcast: The Transition Begins
 Subscribe: iTunes |ESPN App |Download |RSS |New to podcasts?The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew uses new data to assess the conventional wisdom about the 2016 election and looks at President-elect Donald Trump’s first decisions during the transition.Here is a portion of our conversation that has…
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: TechRadar’s best tech gifts you can actually afford
In our line of work, we understand more than most that the holidays can get expensive – and fast. It seems that, these days, every gift worth giving has some semblance of technology inside. It’s what makes our lives not only easier, but more entertaining.Of course, tech does not come cheap, and fulfilling…
Amazon sues alleged counterfeit sellers – CNET
With two separate lawsuits filed in Washington state, the online retailer appears to be taking a harder stance on counterfeits.
Here’s what 40 internet companies want Trump to do – CNET
The Internet Association, whose members include the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google, has written an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump.
IDG Contributor Network: 3 things GrubHub’s CEO should’ve considered before sending an anti-Trump email
GrubHub is in hot water, and I don’t mean because the company can deliver hot soup or boiled clams to your doorstep.Last week, the GrubHub founder and CEO, Matt Maloney, sent an email after election day and informed employees about his viewpoint regarding the Donald Trump victory. I understand what he… – latest science and technology news stories
Study finds less gloomy outlook for subtropical rainfall
A new study found that rainfall over land in the subtropics – including in the southeastern U.S. – will not decline as much as it does over oceans in response to increased greenhouse gases. The study challenges our previous understanding of the drying that will occur in subtropical regions and suggests…
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Trump election: What do we know about Steve Bannon?
Here’s what we know about Trump’s controversial new chief strategist.
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Trump election: ‘Nobody said democracy’s supposed to be easy’
President Barack Obama urges Donald Trump to send “some signals of unity” after the US election campaign. Full Feed
Subscribe to Reason’s Podcast and Enjoy Your Commute Again!
Will Donald Trump be a peacenik president? In a recent Reason podcast hosted by me, historian Thaddeus Russell—author of A Renegade History of the United States and a forthcoming book on American foreign policy—argues that the billionaire president-elect is a nativist when it comes to trade, immigration,…
Apple Pay adds nonprofit donations and the timing is totally a coincidence
Time to make those donations you’ve been promising since Election Day.  Apple Pay now allows instant donations to nonprofits, Apple announced on Monday.  The instant donation platform lets Apple Pay mobile users give to nonprofits without entering billing or contact information, instead using Touch…
75 Years of Capitol Records
From the Beatles to The Beach Boys to The Beastie Boys, & beyond, Capitol Records is one of the most prolific record labels of all time. To celebrate 75 years of hit recordings, they teamed up with Taschen to create an oversized, 492-page hardcover history that covers it all, with photos, stories,…
The Concourse Trump’s Transition Team Is Just Now Learning What A President Does | The Slot What’s i
The Concourse Trump’s Transition Team Is Just Now Learning What A President Does | The Slot What’s in Mike Pence’s Emails That He’s Fighting So Very Hard to Hide? | Gizmodo Facebook’s Fight Against Fake News Was Undercut by Fear of Conservative Backlash | The Concourse What It’s Like To Wake Up And…
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What’s next for the fastest man on earth?
BBC Sport’s Katie Gornall discovers the story behind the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, before his forthcoming biopic ‘I Am Bolt’ is released.
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Edward Snowden’s First Reaction to Trump’s Election Is a Surprising One
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told an audience we should not be “putting too much faith or fear elected officials.” This includes Donald Trump.Read More
Take down hackers for a living with the Certified Ethical Hacker Bootcamp
Now only $45, the Certified Ethical Hacker Bootcamp can help you land one of IT’s hottest hacking certifications.
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The FBI just got its hands on data that Twitter wouldn’t give the CIA
The FBI has a new view into what’s happening on Twitter. Last week, the bureau hired Dataminr, a Twitter-linked analytics firm, to provide an “advanced alerting tool” to over 200 users. Twitter owns a 5 percent stake in Dataminr and provides it with exclusive access to the full “firehose” of live tweets,…
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Arctic Sea Ice Is Struggling to Reform in Record-Hot Temperatures
Although the year isn’t over yet, it’s “very likely” that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, the UN’s weather agency said on Monday, beating the record set just the year before and the year before that. Arctic sea ice is feeling the damaging effects of all this heat.The Arctic ice cover usually…
Pixel Launcher tricks expand while Arrow Launcher updates
The Google Pixel launcher for Android is now available for more phones than just Google’s own. Google doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the working abilities of the launcher beyond Pixel and Pixel XL – but it is what it is. At the same time, Microsoft has updated its own Arrow Launcher to…
Depression rates for teen girls spikes in an age of cyber bullying
Depression is rising among young adults and adolescents in the U.S., with teenage girls in particular growing more depressed than boys, researchers found. At the same time, mental health care isn’t expanding to meet the challenge, resulting in a growing pool of young people with untreated depression,…
GoodLands partners with ESRI to launch the Catholic Geographic System
 Religion and technology are not two phrases that often go hand in hand. Molly Burhans is looking to change that. Growing up Catholic in upstate New York, Burhans had the intention of becoming a nun. However, after studying landscape and ecological design in graduate school, she discovered a different…
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Amazon rolls out Home Services in 20 new markets
First launched in 2015, Amazon Home Services is an Angie’s List-style, hyper-local marketplace that connects consumers with service providers.
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Ridiculous names for super serious scientific instruments: camera edition
Science Absurd names for cameras and imagers, ranked Scientists spend their lives in the pursuit of truth, exploring the secrets of the universe with the help of expensive, sophisticated scientific instruments. And…
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YouTuber’s cheap DIY setup is perfect for on-location video interviews
“It’s not the gear; it is the photographer,” or some variation of that phrase, is something you have likely heard before. This is a mantra that many often bring up when a photographer or videographer friend is lusting after a new piece of equipment, or bragging about some gear. You can find countless… all content
Flash Physics: IOP honours six physicists, APS retracts Trump statement, quantum physicists advise World Economic Forum
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Schistosomiasis parasite moves using an unusual swimming stoke
New understanding of how larvae reach human hosts could help prevent disease
New MacBook Pro’s Dedicated AMD Graphics Chips Are ‘Significantly’ Faster and Support Dual 5K Displays
Whereas Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pros feature integrated Iris Pro graphics, the 15-inch MacBook Pros feature dedicated AMD graphics, resulting in significant performance improvements over previous MacBook Pro models. Ars Technica’s Andrew Cunningham found the Radeon Pro 455 graphics chip in particular…
io9 Last Night’s Westworld Confirmed Something We’ve All Suspected | Kotaku Driving Survival Is A Ca
io9 Last Night’s Westworld Confirmed Something We’ve All Suspected | Kotaku Driving Survival Is A Car Chase Horror Game | Two Cents This Grid Shows You How Long It Will Take to Retire, Based on Your Spending | Jalopnik Two Hurt After Plane Takes Evasive Maneuvers To Avoid Hitting Drone |Read more…
The Death Star Is the Only Star That Should Sit Atop Your Christmas Tree
If your love of Star Wars transcends all holiday traditions, then from this day forth Christmas just won’t feel like Christmas unless the star atop your festive tree is actually the Death Star, ominously glowing and flashing like it’s ready to shoot down some mistletoe.Read more…
Force Yourself to Wear “Maybe Clothes” When Decluttering Your Closet
If you try to pare down your wardrobe, you’ll end up with items you want to keep, items you want to toss, and items that are somewhere in between. Before you decide on those “maybe clothes,” give them a wear.Sometimes clothes become “maybes” because you bought them on a whim, or somebody else gave them…
Next Big Future
Asia supergrid could transmit renewable electrical power or low cost power from coal plants
GEIDCO wants to create an electric grid that connects all of Asia and then follow that with a grid that connects the entire world. GEIDCO – the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Co-operation Organization is a China-based group that now has agreements with energy companies in China, South…
Survey Shows Cloud Becoming Mission Central for IT Transformation
A recent survey of 1,850  senior managers, conducted by enterprise cloud company, ServiceNow exemplifies how important the cloud has become more important to the enterprise.  Their research found over half (52 percent) of respondents are adopting “cloud-first” policies for new business applications….
See a hedgehog unlock an iPhone with its tiny paw – CNET
Using your finger to unlock your iPhone is so last year. What you need is a helpful hedgehog instead.
Google admits it messed up with fake election story – CNET
Google News prominently lists a false news story about Donald Trump winning the popular vote. It’s the latest in the internet’s battle with fake news.
Hot deals on cool fridges – CNET
From Home Deals: The best deals on refrigerators — and how to save over $500 on a $1,200 fridge.
Zhuy 9W A19 LED Bulbs (5-pack) $14.79
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Obama talks Guantanamo, regrets failing to ‘close the darn thing’
US President Barack Obama expressed regret Monday that he hadn’t been able to shut down the military detention centre at Guantanamo Bay during his eight years in office.
Adobe makes big bets on AI and the public cloud
 Adobe held its annual MAX conference for users of its Creative Suite earlier this month. That’s where the company usually announces new and upcoming features to applications like Photoshop or Premiere Pro. This year, however, Adobe also introduced Sensei, its new artificial intelligence- and machine…
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What we know, and what we don’t, about Facebook’s effort to reduce hoaxes
Nearly a week after the US presidential election, Facebook continues to be roundly criticized for its role in spreading misinformation. In the wake of a close contest, some have said Facebook’s lax attitude toward hoaxes swung the election to Donald Trump. The controversy has renewed calls for the company…
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Marshall mixes old and new with its latest Bluetooth headphones
Today Marshall announced its newest top-of-the-line pair of Bluetooth headphones: the Marshall Mid Bluetooth. In essence, they take the look of the over-ear Marshall Monitor line, shrink them down to an on-ear size, and add the same hardware from the earlier Major II Bluetooth (which are simply wireless…
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Bottoms Up Stainless Steel Shot Glasses
Unlike fragile glass, these rugged 2 oz shot glasses are crafted in Brooklyn from stainless steel with a hardened titanium-coating that is buffed to a matte finish.Click Here For Complete Details
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Checking for heart problems? There’s an app for that
Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm) and left unchecked, it can potentially cause strokes. Ordinarily, it’s detected by hooking the patient up to an electrocardiogram (ECG). Now, however, an iPhone app has been developed that non-invasively does…
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National Geographic’s ‘Mars’ is like a SpaceX infomercial
Like a prequel to The Martian crossed with an educational documentary, National Geographic’s Mars is an earnest attempt at inspiring a new generation about a manned mission to the red planet. But what’s most intriguing is how much it puts Elon Musk’s SpaceX front and center (which has already laid out…
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Protect your favorite hiking trail with the power of an Instagram post
Go ahead and post the picture — geotagged nature photos may help policymakers decide which outdoor areas to protect, according to a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. To value landscapes in the past, researchers were confined to the old-school method of surveying,…
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VR software lets users explore microscopic images in 3D, ‘Minority Report’ style
As anyone who has ever tried manipulating large photos on a slow computer will know, high-res images can be tough to navigate. That problem is far, far tougher when you’re dealing with cutting-edge scientific imaging — where current high-end microscopes routinely generate images of between tens of gigabytes…
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Avoid the holiday hassle with traveling tips for Thanksgiving from Google
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, but how fast will your journey home be? Have no fear, Google Maps is here to expedite the trip to the best of its abilities by way of some early data. On Monday, the Google Maps and Google Trends teams published a blog post to help folks plan the start of their holiday…
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MoVR cuts annoying cords by bringing wireless connectivity to HD VR headsets
For consumers who use the Gear VR headset for Samsung’s handful of Galaxy smartphones, there’s no need to worry about cords outside the necessary headphones for private listening. Owners of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, however, are tethered to a PC due to the obvious computing and power requirements….
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Microsoft’s Black Friday deals include Xbox One and Surface discounts
Microsoft is offering some discounts on Black Friday at the Microsoft Store, and, as one might be able to guess, the deals center around Microsoft’s Surface PCs and Xbox One consoles, along with a few other Windows computers. Additionally, Microsoft is offering some of the first deals this year on the…
The Awesomer
An Empty Boeing 787
LinkIt’s rare that a single image is as satisfying as this one, showing off the interior of a Boeing 787 jumbo jet looks without any of the seats installed. We like to imagine spreading out some sleeping bags on the floor when we’re not skateboarding around the cabin. More Awesome Stuff: Recreating…
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Cheryl Noel, AIA of Chicago’s Wrap Architecture responds to #NotMyAIA
I believe one writes because one has to create a world in which one can live. I could not live in any of the worlds offered to me — the world of my parents, the world of war, the world of politics. I had to create a world of my own, like a climate, a country, an atmosphere in which I could breathe, reign,…
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Tamara Roy AIA, President of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA responds to #NotMyAIA
Dear Mr. Ivy:On behalf of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA I am writing to share our shock and disappointment with last week’s post-election statement expressing the Institute’s willingness to work with President-elect Trump and members of the 115th Congress. While we support the need for design…
We Need to Stop Taking Facebook’s Word For It 
Photo: GettyIn the days since the election, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally started publicly confronting Facebook’s fake news problem. In doing so, he’s attempted to absolve the company of any blame but has offered no proof to support his claim that hoaxes and fake news aren’t running rampant…
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Pro-military analysts are happy Trump is talking about a 350 ship US Navy
The US Navy loves to have lots of ships. President elect Trump received kudos for promising a 350 ship navy. This would be up from the 271 ships that are in the current fleet.A certain piece of Ronald Reagan’s military buildup was the promise of a 600 ship navy. This was an increase from about 530 ships…
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New York City’s free gigabit WiFi comes to Brooklyn
LinkNYC’s free, gigabit-grade WiFi is all over large chunks of New York City, but there’s a conspicuous Brooklyn-sized gap… or rather, there was. The communication network has switched on its first two Brooklyn kiosks, both of them on Fulton Street in the Bed-Stuy area. Don’t worry about having to…
Digital Trends
Canon’s virtual reality simulator lets you test new gear before you buy
Are you gearing up for some photography gear purchases for the holidays, but you have not had a chance to try out the gear in person first? Canon’s new virtual reality simulator may be the next best option for anyone looking to see the differences between some of the lenses you might be considering….
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Yaktrak Summit is taking away your last excuse to stay inside this winter
The calendar may still say it’s fall, but we all know that winter is coming. It won’t be too much longer before the mercury begins to drop and the snow and ice start falling from the sky. But that doesn’t mean you have to hole up inside for three months and wait for the arrival of spring. Quite the contrary,…
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Ebola Virus Grew More Infectious in Latest Epidemic
A strain that emerged during the latest epidemic is able to enter human cells more easily—which means it’s more infectious, too. Christopher Intagliata reports.  — Read more on
What ‘Mars’ gets right about colonizing the Red Planet
Landing men on the moon wasn’t easy.  We remember the famous first step, the inspiring words and the flag. What many people don’t remember is that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin overshot their landing zone. With the seconds ticking away, they were nearly forced to abort the mission. SEE ALSO: NASA…
New site helps you turn rage-inducing Trump quotes into something useful
As thousands of Americans take to the streets to protest, it’s clear that the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency has left much of the nation reeling.  One group of friends is trying to give those people another way to turn their outrage into something useful. SEE ALSO: Powerful images of anti-Trump…
Three Decades Later, Star Wars Finally Gives Warwick Davis a Blaster Rifle
It’s hard to imagine that after three decades and a bunch of roles in different Star Wars films, Warwick Davis has never actually wielded a blaster rifle in Star Wars. That is, until Rogue One, apparently.Read more…
This is the coolest-looking money in the world – CNET
Plastic bills! A 12-sided coin! This is high-tech currency from Australia to Vietnam.
Comedian Bill Maher introduces Apple’s stunning new gun – CNET
Technically Incorrect: It’s called the iDefender and it only fires special iShells.
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Latest Dakota Access Pipeline Delay Could Leave Final Decision to Trump
The Dakota Access Pipeline is again delayed again, but this time because the federal group tasked with evaluating the pipeline said the project needs more study.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today the contentious project needs more review due to months of protests and Capitol Hill debate.The…
The Dinosaur Egg Geological Museum / Wuhan HUST architecture and urban planning design institute
Courtesy of Wuhan HUST Architects: Wuhan HUST architecture and urban planning design institute Location: Qinglong Mountain National Geological Park, China Architect In Charge: Baofeng Li, Jianmin Ding,…
TSB probes plane’s near-collision with drone: two people hurt
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is investigating an incident in which a plane nearly collided with what is believed to be a drone, something that forced the pilots to take evasive maneuvers that ultimately resulted in two flight attendants being injured. The incident happened Monday morning…
Bored and Irrelevant, Julian Assange Plays Kitty Cat Dress-Up
After getting his internet privileges taken away by the Ecuadoran government in October, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is evidently bored. Currently in exile from the United States and facing rape charges in Europe, without internet, Assange has found a better way to pass the time: playing dress-up…
How Preservatives Keep Food Fresh, Even on the Shelf
Preservatives get a bad rap, but they’re actually the key to keeping most of our shelf-stable food fresh and safe to eat. Here’s how they work, and what you should know about them when you see them on your food labels. Most preservatives focus on the two main reasons food goes bad: microbes (fungi, bacteria)…
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Google buys startup that could help convert Google Image searches to purchases
Google has made yet another acquisition — this time, the company has bought up a startup called Undecidable Labs, whose co-founder, Cathy Edwards, is head of product and engineering for Google Images. While we don’t yet know what the terms of the deal are, we do know that Undecidable Labs was creating…
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Almost all the world’s fastest supercomputers run Linux
498 out of 500 of the world’s speediest supercomputers now use Linux.
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True digital engagement
You’ve got the product, the people, and the technology – now you just need to unite all three to engage your customers.
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How’s your heart?
While fitness wearables grab the headlines, it’s the clinically proven health monitoring gadgets that could save thousands of lives – and lots of money.
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PUR Classic 11-cup Water Filter Pitcher
As a family who lives in a travel trailer full-time, we end up being connected to various water sources at campgrounds and RV parks around the country. Sometimes the water’s fine; other times…not so much. We’ve been guilty of buying water jugs or large packs of bottled water and sticking those in the…
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Dissecting the alien language in ‘Arrival’
One of the coolest bits from Arrival isn’t the sci-fi movie’s Lovecraftian aliens or its stunning cinematography (although, to be fair, those are both great), it’s the Heptapods’ language. Figuring out a way to communicate with beings without provoking a war is central to the first-contact story’s plot….
Threat Detection CEO Suspended for Threatening to Kill Donald Trump
On Monday, San Diego-based cybersecurity firm PacketSled announced that it had placed its CEO on administrative leave after he made a series of Facebook comments threatening to kill President-elect Donald Trump.Read more…
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Clothing : Ewok Ladies’ Robe
When you’re exhausted from outrunning the Stormtroopers, wrap up in this. The Ewok Ladies’ Robe is a snug, comfortable layer of fur that you can don after an exhausting day of outrunning Stormtroopers. Not suitable for forest battle. $59.99
Why Do Some Countries Have Land That’s Totally Detached from the Rest of the Country?
Most countries scribble their borders around a map and call it a day. Everything inside those lines is forever known as that country; everything outside is not. Simple enough, right? Not when you mix in colonialism, wars, history, natural resources, the terrible whims of despots, and more. Read more…
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11 Striking Pictures of This Week’s Supermoon
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Mars Quest Reminds Us What Can Happen When We Work Together
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Fear of Needles? There’s New Tech on the Way
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Famous Dian Fossey Gorilla Presumed Dead at 38
Cantsbee, one of the hundreds of apes that the scientist knew and studied, was an exceptional leader.
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Mars Is Still a Priority Under Trump. Earth, Not So Much.
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Yale School of Architecture students respond to AIA’s comments in support of President-elect Donald Trump
On November 9, 2016, the American Institute of Architects resigned itself to a cowardly position of economic and political subservience with its support of President-elect Trump. The AIA’s refusal to take a principled stance on an incoming administration that galvanized support through hatred, divisiveness,…
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ISIS believed to have bulldozed 2,900-year-old Assyrian ziggurat in Nimrud, Iraq
One of the tallest surviving structures from the ancient world has been totally destroyed by Isil extremists at Nimrud, the former capital of Assyria, which was captured by Iraqi government forces on 13 November. The ziggurat, which was nearly 2,900 years old, was obliterated. Only the largest Egyptian…
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Facebook employees reportedly forming secret ‘task force’ to address fake news
Mark Zuckerberg may not care that much about the fake news stories run amok on Facebook, but some employees within his company appear to have very different views. According to BuzzFeed News, “more than dozens” of employees have organized a secret “task force” that intends to create and deliver a series…
Alibaba shatters its Singles Day sales record
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba started November off with a bang. The company made US$17.79 billion during its Singles Day sale on Nov. 11, a 32 percent jump from last year. Compare that to Amazon’s $32.71 billion in revenue for an entire quarter! The annual sale began in 2009 as a way to persuade…
Review: CalDigit USB-C Dock – an okay solution for MacBook Pro owners, if you’re willing to make compromises [Video]
The Late 2016 MacBook Pro lacks many of the convenient ports that we’ve seen on previous MacBook releases. But if there’s a silver lining to be found, it’s that the USB-C ports featured on the new machines are super-versatile. With a single USB-C cable, for instance, you can tap into CalDigit’s USB-C…
Jim Parsons to star in ‘Brother Orange’ movie about China’s internet phenom
LOS ANGELES — Never has a stolen iPhone proved to be more fortuitous.  Back in 2014, BuzzFeed editor Matt Stopera had his iPhone stolen, and one year later pictures began appearing on his photo stream featuring a Chinese man posing in front of an orange tree.  Stopera wrote a series of stories about…
Visa lawyer bot pledges to ‘help immigrants make America great again’
A bot that helps people complete visa applications to enter the United States has launched in the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election. Available in beta on Facebook Messenger, Visabot helps complete the kinds of visa applications typically sought by skilled tech workers and startup founders….
Apple releases iOS 10.2 public beta 3
Apple today started rolling out the third public beta of iOS 10.2, just a few days after issuing the second public beta of the update to iOS 10. Among other things, today’s release includes the TV app that Apple talked about at its MacBook Pro event a few weeks ago, and now the app has an Up Next feature….
The Next Web
New MacBook Pros can use external graphics cards via Thunderbolt 3 (sorta)
The new MacBook Pros may feature feature a slim new design and fancy Touch Bar, but the specs aren’t exactly anything to write home about – especially if you’re a gamer. last year’s CPU tech aside, integrated and middling dedicated GPU options don’t bode well for decent framerates. Of course, if you’re…
Digital Trends
40 tech companies send letter detailing their policy priorities to President-elect Trump
A coalition of 40 companies, called the Internet Association, have sent President-elect Donald Trump a 12-page letter detailing a road map and policies for his administration to consider. The policies highlight key areas the association, which includes companies like Facebook and Google, believe Trump…
Valuation metrics show weakening for the fourth straight quarter
 The law firm Fenwick & West quietly released its third-quarter venture capital survey this past Friday, and its findings aren’t exactly shocking. At the same time, they hint at problems to come for some startups. The survey, which analyzed the valuations and terms of financings for 149 Bay Area…
DroneBase raises from Union Square to pay any pilot for aerial footage
 That drone in your closet could earn you some money thanks to DroneBase, a startup that delivers aerial data and footage to business clients. DroneBase’s new Pilot Program lets drone owners find gigs nearby where they can fly 10-minute missions, upload the assets, and get paid if a DroneBase clients…
Next Big Future
17 countries cooperating on Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Design and development
Experts from 17 countries laid the foundations last week for enhanced international cooperation on a technology that promises to deliver nuclear power with a lower risk of severe accidents, helping to decrease the world’s dependence on fossil fuels and mitigate climate change.Molten salt reactors – nuclear…
Samsung Pay Rewards gives users points for mobile payments
Samsung has announced the launch of rewards for Samsung Pay users located in the U.S., something the company says is a first among mobile payment platforms. The rewards work in a way similar to credit card rewards — every time you make a payment with Samsung Pay, points are applied to your account and…
Roc Nation clashes with Prince estate over streaming rights – CNET
Jay Z’s Roc Nation company claims it has the exclusive rights to stream the late singer’s music, despite a recent deal with Universal Music.
Intel’s Kaby Lake desktop lineup may include an overclockable Core i3 CPU
In a move that harkens back to the early days of overclocking, Intel is reportedly preparing to launch a seventh-generation Core i3 “Kaby Lake” desktop processor as an unlocked K-Series variant.
Man of Many
Poler X Pendleton Prepare You for a Summer of Colour
Poler makes gear that bridges the gap between action sports and traditional outdoor activities, recognising that the modern lifestyle encompasses both. Their gear is both exceptionally functional and a lot of fun to use. Just check out the colours! Poler collaborated with Pendleton for the second time…
The All-Day Hiking Backpack
Going on a long hike for the day? Pack Config shared a loadout with us that includes everything you’d need for a long, day long hike.The backpack is a Prometheus Design Werx S.H.A.D.O. Pack. Here’s what’s inside:Petzl CarabinerRope from an old parachute (self whipped ends!)Magpul DAKA PouchGOPUCKAnker…
The Next Web
This Amazon hack turns you into a real-life Harry Potter
In a world of muggles, we all want to be wizards. In anticipation of the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Amazon has a few magic tricks up its sleeve. Through a couple of simple search bar hacks, you can now wave your wand and say (type) the magic words and experience life as Harry Potter — or Hermione,…
Digital Trends
Kiss food waste goodbye with Whirlpool’s innovative Zera Food Recycler
In an average year, a typical household family throws out roughly 25 percent of the food and beverages they purchase due primarily to food spoilage or simply preparing and serving too much. Fully aware of these statistics from the National Resources Defense Council, the multinational appliance corporation…
RageDonate turns Trump anger into charitable good
 A host of organizations have capitalized on the anger that followed the election of Donald Trump — the American Civil Liberties Union says it received its “greatest outpouring of support” ever in the days following the election and the New York Times is signing up new subscribers six times faster than…
VW Admits Audi Automatic Transmission Software Can Change Test Behavior
In response to a report via Bild am Sonntag last week, which found a new type of defeat device hidden inside an Audi automatic transmission, Volkswagen finally came around to admitting the findings. “Adaptive shift programs can lead to incorrect and non-reproducible results” in emissions tests, VW told…
Malware attack starts with a fake customer-service call
Hotel and restaurant chains, beware. A notorious cybercriminal gang is tricking businesses into installing malware by calling their customer services representatives and convincing them to open malicious email attachments.The culprits in these hacks, which are designed to steal customers’ credit card…
Archinect – News
AIA Chicago responds to AIA CEO’s statement in support of President-elect Donald Trump
The AIA Chicago Board of Directors wants to assure our members that we do not support the recent statement made by national AIA on November 10, which prematurely expressed the support of AIA’s 89,000 members for an unarticulated infrastructure agenda made by the incoming presidential administration.Chicago’s…
Archinect – News
This week’s picks for NYC architecture and design events
As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. For anyone curious about what local happenings to fit into your weekly schedules, Archinect…
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Apple Pay now available to CUA customers
The member-owned financial services provider has launched Apple Pay for CUA-issued Visa debit cards.
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Turnbull’s DTA to establish a whole-of-government program management office
The DTA’s interim CEO lays out the role she expects the renamed agency to play in the digital transformation of government services in Australia.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Neematic throttles forward with fast, powerful e-bike
Somewhere between electric motorcycle and electric-assist bicycle lurks what we’ve come to call the electric superbicycle, your Stealth B52, Greyp G12S and Trefecta DRT. The all-new Neematic FR/1 is more powerful than all of those models, further blurring the line between e-bike and motorbike….
Mt. Saint Helens Volcano Candle
A candle and holder designed to look exactly like Mt. Saint Helens.
The Next Web
It’s time to stop complaining about the MacBook Pro’s ports
The new MacBook Pros forego all traditional ports for Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C connectors, and that’s caused af consternation among the Apple fanbase and ridicule from the Windows front. Both sides are unjustified. USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 are awesome Let’s get this straight: USB-C  is a great connector….
Why did the penguin cross the road? ‘Cos he had a brand new underpass.
Sometimes, you just need your own personal right of way. The small blue penguins that live in Oamaru, New Zealand, have a new method for crossing the busy road that divides the harbour from their nests — a specially-built penguin underpass. SEE ALSO: Here’s some good climate news, but don’t get too…
Check Out These Ridiculous Presidential Plane And Limo Designs Fit For President-Elect Trump
It’s time presidential transportation got as flashy and ridiculous as presidential politics. Luckily there’s a science fiction director up to the task.Read more…
Facebook employees reportedly fed up with fake news – CNET
In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, a group of employees at the social network reportedly form a secret task force to battle bogus news.
Watching a Butterfly Hatch Looks Beautifully Alien
One of the wildest things that happens in nature is caterpillars go to sleep one day and then transform into a damn butterfly after a month. I thought that as a kid, and I still think it now. Like, that’s the closest thing we’ve got to actual sorcery on Earth. Read more…
Ready for dirt or snow, Electric’s Road Glacier is designed for it all
A versatile design that pushes adjustability and coverage.Photo: Electric Electric is calling their Road Glacier their most innovative sunglass ever and we would have to agree with them. The frame starts with their OHM lenses that not only protect from UV rays, but are also hydrophobic, oleophobic, impact…
Stikkan Wall-Mounted Wood Splitter
Helping you keep your back’s integrity one slice at a time.
Antique Books Scented Candle
Give your reading nook a vintage library feel using this antique books scented candle. Housed in an elegant amber jar with a black lid, it features hints of must, leather, and vanilla that produce a pleasant and comforting scent reminiscent of aged books. Check it out $18.00
Electric Callus Remover And Shaver
Keep your feet feeling baby smooth using this electric callus remover and shaver. It features a compact design that fits comfortably in your hand and comes with a head that spins more than 40 times per second for better exfoliation. Check it out $19.95
Constellation Heat Reactive Mug
Gaze at an illuminated night sky the next time you enjoy a hot beverage in this constellation heat reactive mug. Upon being filled with hot liquid, the exterior of the mug comes alive with familiar constellations such as Andromeda and Cassiopeia. Check it out $12.99
Personalized Stuffed Pets
Make your furry friend more cuddly than you ever thought possible by creating an adorable stuffed animal in their likeness. This personalized service creates a cuddly doppelganger of your dog, cat, horse, guinea pig, or any other critter you might have. Check it out $149.00
Reversible Sequin Pillows
Bring some color into the room with a little style using these reversible sequin pillows. Each pillow features a dual colored all-sequin exterior that you can switch from one color to another with a stroke of your hand along its surface. Check it out $35.00
Money Rolling Papers
Give your illegal drug consumption a little Cartel flair by rolling up your narcotics with these faux money rolling papers. Styled to look like real C-notes, they’re made using organic edible ink and are designed to burn ultra-slow so you can savor every puff. Check it out $55.00
The Programmable Modular Drone
Let your creativity run wild by building drones capable of aerial stunts using the programmable modular drone. The drone employs drag-and-drop technology do perform amazing tricks in the air while the design lets you assemble it into a variety of different models. Check it out $119.00
Sexy Wolf Crotch Underwear
For the wild and untamable man it doesn’t get much better than the sexy wolf crotch underwear. Considered by many as the male version of lingerie, these sexy pair of undies are ideal for long nights of primal love-making with your mate. Check it out $8.95
Big Think
Shenzen’s Electronics Factory Workers Make Their Own Tech at Night
Electronics factory workers in Shenzen have a their own manufacturing scene going at night.Read More
BBC News – World
US envoy says climate deal is bigger than any one head of state
The Paris climate agreement will survive a Trump presidency, says the US climate change envoy.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
senik fire extinguisher by sailee adhao is quick+easy for emergencies
simple, evident, easy-to-remember instructions make the object accessible to less literate and first-time users. The post senik fire extinguisher by sailee adhao is quick+easy for emergencies appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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The best Click Frenzy 2016 deals in Australia
We’ve all heard of Black Friday, but Click Frenzy is arguably Australia’s biggest shopping event of November, with masses of online retail shoppers converging on the Click Frenzy website to bag a fantastic bargain on a number of category-specific sales.Created in 2012 as an Australian equivalent to the…
Digital Trends
Users can now donate to their favorite nonprofits through Apple Pay
Apple Pay has supported consumerism for the last couple years, but now it’s supporting a different kind of spending — that of the charitable nature. With the holiday season, #GivingTuesday, and goodwill all right around the corner, Apple has announced that its mobile payments platform now supports instant…
Ars Technica
The Turtles’ $100M trial against Sirius XM starts tomorrow
Enlarge / Mark Volman (Flo) and Howard Kaylan (Eddie) of The Turtles, pictured here at a 2007 performance. The two musicians are heading up a class-action copyright lawsuit against Sirius XM. (credit: Stephen J. Boitano/LightRocket via Getty Images) Members of the 1960s rock band The Turtles will…
Which Bad Election Meme Finally Broke You?
It was the pussy election. It was the Weird Twitter election. It was the nasty election. It was the meme election. We memed like we never had before, the nasty women, the white supremacist Pepes, the “epic Twitter clap backs.” In the primaries, the memes were lighthearted. We had Bernie vs. Hillary…
eBay revamps iOS app ahead of holiday shopping with improved browsing, product pages, more
Ahead of the holiday shopping season, eBay today has updated its iOS and Android apps with a new, more user-friendly interface and browsing process. The update comes following the addition of Touch ID and Android Wear support over the summer. more…Filed under: Apple
Quotes from Trump’s new chief strategist that will terrify you
President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement of “alt-right” news executive Stephen Bannon as White House chief strategist has prompted plenty of backlash.  It’s not just liberals who don’t like the former chairman of Breitbart News — even conservative commentator Glenn Beck called Bannon a “nightmare”…
Archinect – News
This week’s picks for LA architecture and design events
Los Angeles is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect…
TOMS reveals line of Apple Watch bands, each purchase gives 1yr of solar light to a person in need
Popular charitable shoe and clothing company TOMS has today announced its own lineup of Apple Watch bands. While the company has yet to formally reveal the effort, the bands are live on, as is the new One-to-One initiative to go alongside the accessories… more…Filed under: Apple …
Royal College of Art named most important design school on Dezeen Hot List
London’s Royal College of Art is the design school that Dezeen readers most want to hear about, finds our inaugural Dezeen Hot List. Read more
Coolest Gadgets
V-MODA reveals 3D printed custom Forza range
V-MODA is no stranger when it comes to rolling out high end audio devices, and this time around, they have just announced a spanking new and cutting edge collection of in-ear headphones. This new range will be known as the Forza, Forza Metallo and Forza Metallo Wireless. Obviously from the naming convention…
The Manual
Smithsonian Channel Premieres New Docu-Series: Polar Bear Town
“Let’s go find a bear.” The post Smithsonian Channel Premieres New Docu-Series: Polar Bear Town appeared first on The Manual.
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Major Linux security hole gapes open
An old Linux security ‘feature’ script, which activates LUKS disk encryption, has been hiding a major security hole in plain sight.
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Telstra launches Smart Home devices and pricing
Telstra customers can sign up for a Smart Home package for AU$25 per month, with a choice between two packages and the ability to add on more IoT devices.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Solar homes with Tesla’s Powerwall 2.0 are already cost-competitive with the grid in Australia
Related: The world’s first “Tesla Town” with solar roofs and Powerwalls is coming to Australia Via Clean Technica
BBC News – World
Bear with tin can stuck in its mouth ‘a litter warning’
Photos of a Russian bear with a tin can stuck in its mouth ‘highlight the dangers of litter’.
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Airbnb gives in to San Francisco’s registration demands
Airbnb says it is ready to provide the city of San Francisco with details of its hosts, lodgings, and guests, as part of a registration system it would set up with its hometown — despite earlier claims that such a system would be unworkable. San Francisco passed a law in February 2015 that forced all…
NASA awaits transition and budget details
WASHINGTON — Nearly a week after Donald Trump was elected president, his campaign has yet to send a team to NASA to prepare for the upcoming transition in administrations, an agency official said Nov. 14. Speaking at a meeting of a NASA advisory committee, Greg Williams, deputy associate administrator…
Hashtag games make Twitter users get creative – CNET
Social Studies: Twitter isn’t just about news and status updates. People also create games using hashtags where others can contribute to see who can be the most creative and get the most laughs.
Apple’s stock falls after China warns about Trump’s possible tariffs
(Reuters) – Apple’s stock extended recent losses on Monday after a warning that iPhone sales could suffer if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on campaign threats to impose new tariffs on China. Apple is among several major technology stocks, including, Facebook  and Alphabet,…
You Can Thank Twitter For Trump, According to Salesforce CEO
Another nail in Twitter’s coffin or perhaps the struggling social network finally figured out who she is? Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff—a man who once flirted with the idea of purchasing the site—told Recode’s Kara Swisher (emphasis ours):Read more…
Digital Trends
Ford’s EcoSport has been all around the world, and now it’s coming to the U.S.
Ford may be an American car company, but it doesn’t sell every model it makes in the United States. Since 2003, one of the holdouts has been the EcoSport, a mini SUV sold in South America, China, and Asia, but not here. That’s about to change, though. The EcoSport made its North American debut at the…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
$396K cobalt chrome wristwatch takes extravagance to new heights
Swiss luxury watchmaker Roger Dubuis has previewed its “deliberately extravagant” Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt wristwatch, which makes its public debut in January. The hand-mechanical timepiece not only has a quadruple spring balance to overcome the effects of gravity, but a cobalt chrome…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
What America needs? Volkwagen’s Passat GT concept
Volkswagen unveiled a Passat GT concept at the Automobility LA pre-show. Blacked trim elements, a lower stance, and a muscular V6 come together to make an aggressive sedan for the North American market… Continue Reading What America needs? Volkwagen’s Passat GT concept Category: Automotive …
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Chat bot helps immigrants complete their visas
Legal-minded chat bots are useful for more than just fighting parking tickets — they might just start your life in a new land. Visabot has launched a namesake Facebook Messenger chat AI that helps you complete US visa applications. After you answer a slew of questions, the bot fills out the relevant…
Duet Turns Your iPad Into a Travel-Friendly External Monitor
Duet DisplayI’m spoiled with a spacious 4K monitor while I’m at home, but when I’m traveling, my laptop screen just feels that much smaller. Fortunately for me, there’s a magical $20 app called Duet Display that turns my iPad into a fully functional second monitor.These kinds of apps have been around… Full Feed
Does Trump’s Commitment to NATO Preclude Rethinking Relationships?
President-Elect Trump is interested in maintaining “core strategic relationships” with NATO and Europe, President Obama said in a press conference today, also saying that while he had his concerns he was hopeful that Trump would “make things better” overall. Obama heads to Europe later this week for…
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US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan, says ICC
US forces may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan through the “cruel or violent” interrogation of detainees, mostly between 2003-2004, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday.
Spark Capital suddenly has $1 billion to invest
 Spark Capital, whose investments have included Twitter and Cruise Automation, has closed on $1 billion in commitments, it revealed earlier today. The 11-year-old firm, which has offices in Boston, San Francisco, and New York, closed its fifth early-stage fund with $400 million, down slightly from the…
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Department of Finance to rebuild two-year-old IT system
The government department has kicked off the hunt for a new ‘pre-budget’ IT system, two years after its current one was installed.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
alexander mcqueen’s 3D printed ‘black skull’ umbrella mimics the grasp of a human fist
you wont be losing your grip on this rainy day staple any time soon. The post alexander mcqueen’s 3D printed ‘black skull’ umbrella mimics the grasp of a human fist appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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US Army’s ‘Phaser’ could fry entire drone swarms in a volley
While the US military has enjoyed several decades of aerial dominance with few enemy fighter planes to shoot down, the emergence of ISIS drones presents a new threat to American ground troops. To combat swarms of these cheap, small dangers, the US Army is testing a new anti-air device that is designed…
Mises Institute
Defense Spending Must Be For Actual Defense
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyDefense Spending Must Be For Actual DefensePolitical Theory 0 Views In a disturbing indication of how difficult it would be to bring military spending in line with actual threats overseas, House Armed Services Chairman…
Mises Institute
There Are Two Types of Credit — One of Them Leads to Booms and Busts
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssBooms and BustsThere Are Two Types of Credit — One of Them Leads to Booms and Busts Business Cycles 0 Views In the slump of a cycle, businesses that were thriving begin to experience difficulties or go under. They do so not because of firm-specific entrepreneurial…
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A Roomba for Your Garden
The inventor of the bestselling vacuum cleaner robot has created a bot that cuts weeds.
Chrysler’s Electric Pacifica Minivan Is Legit. Wait—Why Are You Laughing
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is an electric car that can fit the whole family. The post Chrysler’s Electric Pacifica Minivan Is Legit. Wait—Why Are You Laughing appeared first on WIRED.
Bellroy’s Key Cover perfectly organizes the messiest thing in your pocket
You’re going to want one, trust us.Photo: BellroyThere are plenty of options when it comes to key organizers, the only issue is that many are still pretty clunky or have exposed metal pieces that tend to scratch up other items in your pocket like your smartphone. Bellroy’s new Key Cover fixes that with…
Hacker charged with fraud after ‘stealing’ in-game FIFA currency – CNET
A US man is standing trial for mining in-game FIFA currency and reselling it for millions of dollars.
Fully-Programmable SoCs — New Breed of Devices
Embedding FPGA fabric in the heart of an SoC offers operational advantages and application performance benefits.
BBC News – World
Indian students in the US at record high
Indian students in the US are at a record high, as analysts say tough visa rules deter many from the UK.
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Telcos asked to speak out against national security Bill for third time
Industry is being invited to make submissions on the telco national security legislation, which was introduced to Parliament last week after a consultation that did not achieve much in the way of changes.
Amazon now pays out instantly for video game trade-ins
 Amazon is gearing up for the Christmas season by allowing customers to get instant vouchers for trading their unwanted possessions. Read More
Gear Patrol
Wallet-Friendly Watches from High-End Brands
They may be entry level, but there’s a lot to love about these luxury timepieces beyond their brands. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Everything You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Turkey
When it comes to buying your first Thanksgiving turkey, questions abound. We’re here to help. …Read More »
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17 Great Gifts for the Mediaphile
The mediaphile is always two steps ahead — so how do you avoid gifting him something that’s two holidays behind? …Read More »
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Today in Gear: November 15, 2016
An Italian-made dopp kit, a carbon fiber folding knife, a leather card holder and much more. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: November 15, 2016
How to save on L.L.Bean, a Fujifilm lens and more. …Read More »
BBC News – World
Molecules found on phones reveal lifestyle secrets
Molecules found on mobile phones can reveal a lot about the owner’s lifestyle, scientists say.
Tourists flock to see Donald Trump-like bird in a Chinese zoo
As Donald Trump’s popularity in China climbs, one little golden pheasant is enjoying the perks of fame because of his bright yellow comb-over. Visitors to the Hangzhou Safari Park in Zhejiang province have discovered that one of the birds there has a pretty similar hairstyle to the incoming POTUS. SEE…
Jetson Green
Unique Tiny Lodge on Wheels
Some people don’t want to make the leap to living tiny full-time, but that doesn’t stop them from enjoying the benefits of living small when it comes to vacation homes. Such is the case behind this unique tiny lodge, which was built for a ski-enthusiast couple. It was created by Maximus Extreme Living…
Samsung Galaxy S8 could sport “3D Touch” feature
The rumors, as well as expectations, about Samsung’s next flagship smartphone are starting to pile up, and the Galaxy S8 is starting to look like a mish-mash of features, not all of them exceptional. In this latest installment, sources are claiming that Samsung is looking into adding a pressure-sensitive…
Brain Pickings
The Polar Bear: An Empathic Illustrated Invitation into the World of One of Our Planet’s Most Vulnerable Creatures
A largehearted celebration of the science behind the life and times of the Arctic’s furry monarch. “In wildness is the preservation of the world,” Thoreau wrote 150 years ago in his ode to the spirit of sauntering. But in a world increasingly unwild, where we are in touch with nature only occasionally…
BBC News – World
Barack Obama seeks to calm US allies over Trump concerns
On his final foreign trip, President Obama tries to reassure US allies about Donald Trump.
Next Big Future
A good space policy would be to start accessing space minerals and power within eight years
A team of US Air Force officers called Space Horizons have recommendations for national space policy.Space represents a domain of vast opportunity and commerce for all humankind.Space development and commercialization requires aggressively targeting the development of space resources.A space plan set…
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HCL transcending US protectionism with clear alignment to client’s global digital business needs & goals
HCL’s ‘Great Digital Leap Forward’ will keep astute client partners ahead of US offshoring BPO political protectionism
Next Big Future
Tomsk State University researchers target boosting germanium quantum dots to 40% solar cell efficiency
Nanostructures based on silicon for converting solar energy into electricity will allow doubling the efficiency of solar cells. Based on the results of experiments with already-received semiconductor nanostructures, TSU scientists plan to increase the efficiency of solar cells up to 35-40%. The maximum…
Echo app aims to take the hassle out of ordering repeat prescriptions
 A UK startup is angling to build a business out of simplifying the repeat prescription ordering process for NHS GP surgeries via an app, called Echo, that lets patients use their smartphones to make a request for more of their usual medication from their doctor. Read More
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This simple optoelectronic computer could one day outperform supercomputers for complex problems
Stanford post-doctoral scholar Peter McMahon, left, and visiting researcher Alireza Marandi examine a prototype of a new type of light-based computer. (credit: L.A. Cicero) Stanford researchers have designed a new type of computer that combines optical and electronic technology to solve combinatorial…
BBC News – World
Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers disqualified from office
Hong Kong’s high court rules that two pro-independence lawmakers will not be allowed to take office.
Digital Trends
Google’s self-driving car has nailed the tricky three-point turn
For new drivers, and a few experienced ones as well, a three-point turn can sometimes turn into a five-, seven-, or even nine-point calamity, the messed-up maneuver accompanied by a selection of randomly uttered swear words emitted in frustration at your apparent inability to get the car to do what you… – latest science and technology news stories
Too stressed to make smart purchases? Multitasking can affect shopping performance
For all the wonders of mobile communications, the ability to multitask via phone while shopping in a store may not be a blessing, according to new research. Studies show that shoppers engaged in a mobile phone conversation while trying to shop are less successful at the shopping task at hand. – latest science and technology news stories
Low use of ‘agent animation’ means first-mover opportunity in bringing brand to life
When the Pixar lamp buries the letter “I” by jumping on it, this is an example of what’s called “agent animation” – self-directed motion of a brand logo that makes it feel alive. New research by two Boston College marketing professors says the low usage of these animated logos means there’s “first-mover”… – latest science and technology news stories
CEOs look to bring together their divided customers, workers
Apple CEO Tim Cook is telling his employees to “keep moving forward.” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is saying “progress does not move in a straight line.” T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere tweeted “let’s see what an out of the box, non-typical, non-politician can do for America!” – latest science and technology news stories
Google also gets fooled by fake election news (Update)
Google’s search engine highlighted an inaccurate story claiming that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote in last week’s election, the latest example of bogus information spread by the internet’s gatekeepers.
Mobile Magazine
Talking to Computers May be the Future of Technology
Imagine what it’s like talking to an AI robot or AI assistant for the first time. Sometimes it may seem weird because you know you’re talking to an inanimate object that can think on its own and answer back. It’s like suddenly you talk to your pet cat and it answers back. Well, many experts […]
Digital Trends
Lyft shaves its ‘stache for the new Amp, an LED beacon to find your ride
Finding your Lyft ride will soon get a lot easier — you won’t have to search for an ambiguous pink, glowing mustache or a Lyft placard on the side of a car. Instead, you’ll be able to easily distinguish your ride with Amp, a colorful connected device that Lyft hopes will “elevate” its brand. The Amp… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists ‘plug in’ to circuitry behind sex in male fruit flies
Researchers from the University of Oxford have identified a small neural circuit in male fruit flies that has evolved to allow them to perform the complex mating ritual.
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Thermal “walkie-talkies” instruct bacteria to deliver drugs and self-destruct
Rather than shrinking doctors down and sending them inside a patient Fantastic Voyage-style, recruiting microbots and engineered bacteria into the fight against cancer or disease might be more realistic options. A new study from Caltech suggests a way to control bacteria created for just such…
Discover Magazine
Inside a Blast-Proof Bubble
This inflatable structure is more blast resistant than a building.
Microsoft Store Black Friday Sale Sneak Peek!
Microsoft Store Black Friday Sale Sneak Peek!
Samantha Payne of Open Bionics’ 3D prosthetics to speak at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6! Not long now! Come talk about new technology, your startup, raising money and the future. Grab tickets here. Amongst the many speakers already announced, today we’re delighted to say Samantha Payne Co-Founder and COO of Open Bionics which recently unveiled…
The Next Web
These T-Rex costumes are way more impressive than any CGI render
In a world where most movies have such a heavy use of CGI that real-life actors are becoming increasingly less relevant, it’s refreshing to see companies experimenting with special effects that aren’t computer-generated. For its soon-to-be-opened dinosaur theme park Dino-A-Park, Japanese company On-Art…
Mobile Magazine
5 Apps That Make Better Phone Calls than Your Phone App, for Free, and Your Phone Probably Has Them Already
If you haven’t tried exploring your phone, you probably have a few or all of the apps we’re about to name and you didn’t even know they can make better quality phone calls than your regular phone app. Funny thing is, a couple of these are probably on your desktop or tablet and you didn’t […]
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DARPA deploys a thousand radiation detectors in DC “manhunt”
Recently, a geneticist was mysteriously abducted in Washington DC, leading to the US government deploying a small army of detectives to foil a dirty bomb plot. At least, that was the fictional scenario of a DARPA field test that saw a thousand volunteers equipped with smartphone-sized radiation…
BBC News – World
Dadaab: Could Kenya close world’s largest refugee camp?
The Kenyan government wants to close Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp.
GearBest Blog
Ultimate Tablets For Reloaded 11.11
The are many promotions for after Double 11, also called the Sing’s Day in China.If you did not get the deals in during that period(Nov 11 to Nov 15), do worry, Before the start of the western Shopping day–Black Friday, Gearbest do the Reloaded promotion of the Double 11(From Nov 15 to Nov 21), you…
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Edit, print and share this Black Friday
With potentially a huge range of camera-related bargains on offer this Black Friday, it’s a good time to remember why we take photos in the first place – so that we can share them with friends, family and the wider world.It’s no good having the best camera kit if your photos never get to see the light… – latest science and technology news stories
South Korea to test self-driving car in real traffic
Self-driving cars soon will hit the road in South Korea as the country seeks to overtake other nations that have sped ahead with automated driving technology.
BBC News – World
Bangkok bomb attack: Uighur suspects’ trial under way
Two suspects accused of being behind a deadly 2015 bomb attack at a Bangkok shrine go on trial.
Marvel acquires prototyping tool POP
 Back in May, Woomoo, the startup behind app prototyping tool POP, was acqui-hired by Priceline, leaving POP’s future a little uncertain. Today that uncertainty comes to an end with news that the U.K.’s Marvel, a rival web and app design platform, has acquired the company’s tech and user-base and will…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Daylit eco-friendly home in London is built around a 100-year-old pear tree
The 425-square-meter Pear Tree House is a self-build project for the firm director Jake Edgley’s own family home. To preserve the 100-year-old pear tree—a remnant of the site’s past as a Victorian fruit orchard—the architects split the house into two volumes that frame the tree in an internal courtyard…
Favorite Jumbo Covered Enclosed 25in Cat Litter Box $31.99
Favorite Jumbo Covered Enclosed 25in Cat Litter Box $31.99
Trump’s Proposals Won’t Help The White Working Class — Or The Urban Poor
This is In Real Terms, a weekly column analyzing the latest economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments.It’s been a week now, and the post-election narrative seems to be taking shape: Donald Trump’s shocking victory represents the revenge of…
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Traffickers are using Facebook to sell illegal ivory and rhino horns
Wildlife traffickers in Vietnam are using Facebook to sell ivory tusks, rhino horns, and other illegal animal products, according to an undercover investigation from the Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC). As first reported by The Guardian, the investigation found that over the course of 18 months, 51…
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This set-top box uses Twitter to suggest television to watch
At it’s heart, watching TV has always been a social activity, with shows discussed as people crowded around a single TV set.Nowadays however the conversation is much more likely to occur online, as TV shows rush to establish hashtags to allow people to discuss their shows on Twitter. Now EE TV is further…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Glass-encased swimming pool divides this concept home
The designer of the cliff-hanging Casa Brutale has unveiled his latest luxury home proposal and this one is similarly ambitious. Envisioned for a pine forest in the Netherlands, the glass and concrete Villa Clessidra would boast a unique interior layout that involves its entire second floor…
Kleenex Ultra Soft & Strong Facial Tissues (Medium Count Flat, 170 ct, 6-pk) $9.36
Kleenex Ultra Soft & Strong Facial Tissues (Medium Count Flat, 170 ct, 6-pk) $9.36
How even rural areas in China are hooked on online shopping
BEIJING — When Cheng Yuan Yuan left her job as an accountant in the sprawling southern metropolis of Shenzhen to go home and start a family, the 27-year-old thought she was leaving better economic opportunities behind.   She opened a convenience store in her rural neighbourhood on the outskirts of Ruzhou…
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ASTRI offers affordable telescope with constant angular resolution over wide field of view
Rome, Italy (SPX) Nov 14, 2016 The ASTRI project, led by the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), produced the first prototype of a Small Size Telescope (SST) in 2014, now undergoing testing at the Serra La Nave observing station on Mount Etna in Sicily. On 16th October 2016, the…
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Chemists develop world’s first light-seeking synthetic Nanorobot
Hong Kong (SPX) Nov 09, 2016 A team of researchers led by Dr Jinyao Tang of the Department of Chemistry, the University of Hong Kong, has developed the world’s first light-seeking synthetic Nano robot. With size comparable to a blood cell, those tiny robots have the potential to be injected into…
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ULA launches latest DigitalGlobe commercial earth observation satellite WorldView-4
Vandenberg AFB CA (SPX) Nov 14, 2016 DigitalGlobe reports that the company’s newest high-accuracy, high-resolution commercial imaging satellite – WorldView-4, was successfully launched by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Nov. 11 at 10:30am PST. Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services…
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Nissan aims for China launch of cheap electric car in 2 years
Lisbon (AFP) Nov 8, 2016 The Nissan-Renault alliance aims to offer Chinese drivers a new electric car costing just $8,000 within two years, chief executive Carlos Ghosn said Tuesday as he touted an “explosion” in demand amid efforts to offset climate change. The electric auto market as a whole…
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CU Boulder instrument suite will assess space weather
Boulder CO (SPX) Nov 14, 2016 A multimillion dollar University of Colorado Boulder instrument package expected to help scientists better understand potentially damaging space weather is now slated to launch aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite on Saturday, Nov. 19. …
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Studying structure to understand function within ‘material families’
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 09, 2016 As Francis Crick, one of Britain’s great scientists, once said: “If you want to understand function, study structure.” Within the realm of chemical physics, a clear example of this is the two forms of carbon – diamond and graphite. While they differ only in the atomic…
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Russia space center to work with US on spaceflight biomed issues
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 14, 2016 Russia will start developing an international center for interplanetary spaceflights project in 2017, with the experimental phase kicking off in fall, the head of Russia’s Institute for Biomedical Problems (RIBP) said Thursday. “Work on the first experiment in…
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Opportunity heads to next waypoint at over 27 miles on the odometer
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 14, 2016 Opportunity has moved on from ‘Spirit Mound’ on the rim of Endeavour Crater. After several sols of collecting both Navigation Camera (Navcam) and Panoramic Camera (Pancam) panoramas around Spirit Mound, on Sol 4546 (Nov. 6, 2016), the rover drove about 112 feet…
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France doubles its experimental capability in nuclear physics
Paris, France (SPX) Nov 08, 2016 The new SPIRAL2 particle accelerator at the French large heavy-ion accelerator GANIL (CNRS/CEA), inaugurated on November 3 in the presence of the French President Francois Hollande, will be able to produce immensely powerful particle beams, enabling scientists to…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Meteorites reveal lasting drought on Mars
Stirling UK (SPX) Nov 14, 2016 The lack of liquid water on the surface of Mars today has been demonstrated by new evidence in the form of meteorites on the Red Planet examined by an international team of planetary scientists. In a study led by the University of Stirling, an international team…
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Can India beat China at its game with common satellite for South Asia
New Delhi (Sputnik) Nov 14, 2016 The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has ended months of dithering and announced the launch of a satellite that will be shared by several member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). As the needs of most South Asian countries…
BBC News – World
Egypt: Mohammed Morsi death sentence overturned
Egypt’s highest court of appeal overturns a death sentence against ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
Galaxyhydro 600W LED Grow Light for Indoor Greenhouse Plants Growing $139.99
Galaxyhydro 600W LED Grow Light for Indoor Greenhouse Plants Growing $139.99
New Scientist – Online news
How our brains recall celebrities is mirrored by search engines
When you Google Bill and Hillary Clinton together, you get over 100 million hits. Now we know cells in our brains group memories of people in a similar way
BBC News – World
Ukraine MPs throw punches in parliament
A fight broke out between two MPs in Ukraine when one party leader accused another of working with the Kremlin.
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NextUp is Netflix for UK stand-up comedy
With huge catalogs of movies and TV shows, of which an increasing share are now original, Netflix and Amazon do a good job of catering for most subscribers’ tastes. However, their broad focus means that some customers quickly consume the content that…
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Apple just made it easy to see which apps support the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar
Apple has begun shipping out its new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar, and the fortunate folks who already have one – or those still mulling a purchase – will be interested to learn that there is now an official list of apps which support the OLED strip on the Mac App Store.Apple has opened a new section… all content
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Nike Hyperadept “self-tightening” shoes coming next month
The holidays are fast approaching and if you’re still thinking of the perfect gift to give a geeky, or at least pop culture savvy, friend, then Nike might have just the thing. Although we are still sadly still years away from the self-lacing shoes inspired by Back to the Future, the sports brand is offering…
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Trump Protesters Falsely Accused of Anti-Chinese Racism in Viral Weibo Story
The popular Chinese microblogging site Weibo sent a push notification to countless smartphones in China on Monday, advertising a post that claimed that anti-Trump demonstrators in the United States were responsible for a surge of hatred against Chinese-Americans.Weibo is the Chinese language equivalent…
Free Falling: 7 Brick Buildings With Flowing Façades
Brick is undoubtedly one of the most common building materials, used for centuries across the world. Sun-baked bricks were used in regions along the Nile River as far back as 7,000 B.C. While brick production methods have continued to change over time, brick remains a preferred building material,…
The long decline of online freedom
The internet, for many of us who are fortunate enough to access it on a daily basis, has become an integral part of our lives. Virtually everything we do is tethered to this online platform, and it has transformed many aspects of our economic, social and cultural lives. But while we may take the ease…
At least SOME things about a reorg are predictable
This company is about to go through yet another reorganization — which means yet another staff meeting to explain the reorg plan to employees, reports an IT pilot fish who’s been through it all before.”At the very start of the meeting, the person in charge stood up,” fish says. “She began by saying,…
The Brexit plan is there is no Brexit plan, says leaked memo
A leaked memo says Theresa May’s government has no plan for Brexit and needs to hire 30,000 extra civil servants to work on 500 Brexit-related projects. SEE ALSO: Hey 2016, here are all the times you sucked in one image The document, obtained by The Times and written by a consultant, claims there is…
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The Morning After: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
A new MacBook Pro hits the review table, and Samsung splashes around some cash. While Facebook tries to figure out its fake news problem, we’re expecting more real announcements from the LA Auto Show today.
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Germany plans to slash CO2 emissions up to 95 percent by 2050
  The different sides of Germany’s coalition government have come together on an action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 to 95 per cent by the year 2050, including a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by one fifth by 2030. In what the Guardian called a “last-minute breakthrough,”…
Now you can get your free Daydream View for your Google Pixel
Folks in the U.S. who had pre-ordered the Google Pixel have started getting their redeem codes for a free Daydream View virtual reality headset.  According to 9to5Google, who first reported on the news, the codes have been arriving to customers via email. Once you get a code, the process is as simple…
Parallels Desktop 12 review: A nearly perfect blend of Windows and Mac
Mac users are fortunate to have not one, but two excellent commercial virtualization software packages to choose from, not to mention less-polished free alternatives like Virtual Box. In what has now become an annual ritual, VMware and Parallels have updated their respective Fusion and Desktop products…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Researchers discover new method to dissipate heat in electronic devices
Riverside CA (SPX) Nov 14, 2016 Controlling the flow of heat through semiconductor materials is an important challenge in developing smaller and faster computer chips, high-performance solar panels, and better lasers and biomedical devices. For the first time, an international team of scientists…
Motorola FOCUS50 Wi-Fi HD Surveillance Camera w/ Night Vision $49.99
Motorola FOCUS50 Wi-Fi HD Surveillance Camera w/ Night Vision $49.99
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Vietnam ‘supermarket’ for illegal wildlife trade, hearing told
The Hague (AFP) Nov 14, 2016 A Vietnamese village has become “a supermarket for illegal wildlife trafficking” raking in millions of dollars, a special hearing was told Monday. The two-day public hearing in The Hague is laying out the findings of a year-long undercover investigation by the new…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Quantifying the hidden environmental cost of hydroelectric dams
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2016 Hydroelectricity is a renewable energy, and the facilities that produce it give off less greenhouse gases than other power plants. But damming bodies of water can lead to the production and release of methylmercury from the soil. This toxic compound can move…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Stable quantum bits can be made from complex molecules
London, UK (SPX) Nov 14, 2016 Quantum computing is about to get more complex. Researchers have evidence that large molecules made of nickel and chromium can store and process information in the same way bytes do for digital computers. The researchers present algorithms proving it’s possible to use…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Evacuations underway in quake-hit New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand (AFP) Nov 15, 2016 Rescuers in New Zealand on Tuesday began airlifting tourists stranded by a 7.8 earthquake that devastated parts of the South Island’s rugged coast, as a navy ship headed to the stricken area to help. Military helicopters started ferrying the first…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Scaling the odds at Vietnam’s pangolin rehab
Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam (AFP) Nov 15, 2016 Pangolin Mi Bo has seen better days. He arrived at a rescue centre in Vietnam missing a paw after it was cut off in a snare trap. The rest of his body is marked by red lacerations, and he will probably never regain enough strength to return…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Giant safety arch begins sliding over Chernobyl
Kiev (AFP) Nov 14, 2016 A giant arch shielding radioactive waste from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster began sliding into place Monday with a mission of keeping the site safe for generations to come. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) – the project’s main sponsor -…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Heavy pollution shuts schools in Iran’s capital
Tehran (AFP) Nov 14, 2016 Iran shut schools and apologised to tourists Monday as its cities were hit by choking levels of air pollution. A blanket of brown-white smog descended on the capital Tehran on Sunday, blocking views of the mountains that line its northern edge and forcing many of its…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Watching the buildup of quantum superpositions
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Nov 14, 2016 It is definitely the most famous experiment in quantum physics: in the double slit experiment, a particle is fired onto a plate with two parallel slits, so there are two different paths on which the particle can reach the detector on the other side. Due to its quantum…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
China executes man who killed official after home demolished
Beijing (AFP) Nov 15, 2016 A Chinese man who killed a village official after his home was forcibly demolished was executed on Tuesday, a court said, despite a public outcry over his condemnation. Jia Jinglong shot dead his village chief with a nail gun in the northern province of Hebei last year,…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Natural disasters push 26 million into poverty annually
Marrakesh, Morocco (AFP) Nov 14, 2016 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. Those numbers will be driven…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Simulations show swirling rings, whirlpool-like structure in subatomic ‘soup’
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 14, 2016 At its start, the universe was a superhot melting pot that very briefly served up a particle soup resembling a “perfect,” frictionless fluid. Scientists have recreated this “soup,” known as quark-gluon plasma, in high-energy nuclear collisions to better understand our…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Scientists prepare to find oldest ice on Earth
Cambridge, England (UPI) Nov 14, 2016 The oldest ice core recovered from Antarctica – found roughly a decade ago – offered scientists a history of climate change going back 800,000 years. A new team of European researchers is aiming to peer even further back in time. The group is set to depart… Full Feed
Death from Above
The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program, by Jeremy Scahill and the staff of The Intercept, Simon & Schuster, 217 pages, $24.99 One summer day in 2013, NBC reporters Richard Engel and Robert Windrem unveiled a lengthy news story revealing a dark truth about… – latest science and technology news stories
Record growth in atmospheric CO2 despite stable anthropogenic emissions due to weaker sinks
In spite of almost no growth in emissions, the growth in atmospheric CO2 concentration was at a record-high in 2015 and could be a record high again in 2016, at 23 and 25 Gt CO2 per year, respectively, compared to an average of 16 Gt CO2 per year in the previous decade. Atmospheric CO2 levels have exceeded… – latest science and technology news stories
How a decline in infectious diseases may have boosted gender equality
With the recent election of Donald Trump as president-elect of the US it may not seem like it, but gender equality has steadily increased in the country over the last few decades. Common explanations for this include things like increasing feminism and civil rights for everyone. But now a new study,… – latest science and technology news stories
Large-scale wind energy slows down winds and reduces turbine efficiencies
Wind energy has been remarkably successful in providing an increasing share of cheap renewable energy. But can this trend continue to supply more and more renewable energy for decades to come? A new study published by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany, lowers… – latest science and technology news stories
Computers learn to recognize molecules that can enter cells
A team of researchers from UCLA and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign originally set out to discover and design antimicrobial peptides—short chains of amino acids that can kill bacteria by punching holes in their cell membranes. – latest science and technology news stories
Video: Engineering a new mosquito
Scientists have long been looking for ways to reduce or get rid of insect-borne diseases, and NC State University’s Sophia Webster is taking a new approach that involves genetically engineering the mosquitoes. – latest science and technology news stories
Study could explain mechanism behind polling errors in Clinton-Trump election
A new study by an economics professor at the University of Arkansas could explain one mechanism driving polling errors in the presidential election: Voters show an increasing disparity between who they are and are not willing to publicly support. – latest science and technology news stories
Image: Supermoon and Expedition 50 Soyuz
The moon, or supermoon, is seen rising behind the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Kazakhstan, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. – latest science and technology news stories
Refusing to be labelled as ‘homeless’ has positive impact
People experiencing homelessness who reject being defined ‘homeless’ not only reduce stigma associated with the label but are also more likely to increase their feeling of self-worth. – latest science and technology news stories
Research finds consumers are more accepting of native advertisements
The line between online content written by journalists and story-like ads that are paid for by specific corporations can be blurry, but, according to a new study, consumers don’t seem to mind-as long as the content meets certain criteria.
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Back to the Future inspired this solar-powered clothing
For several years now, we’ve seen promises of ‘smart clothing’ that combines circuitry with fashion to create literally wearable technology.But powering these inventions is tricky. Batteries are heavy and don’t like being washed. So researchers are working on textiles that can hold electric charge in…
Protect Your iPhone With The Shockproof Dual TPE Case
Are you the proud owner of a brand new iPhone 7? You’ll be needing a new case to go along with that phone — and what better … Read More
Jacob & Co. x Colette Watch Brings Vintage Elements To A Gorgeous Timepiece
Looking for a watch that’ll get you compliments? Stop searching and do yourself a favor by buying the Jacob & Co. x Colette Watch. Created by the … Read More
Toke Up With The Bloom Farms Highlighter Cannabis Vapor Pen
420 friendly? Here’s a PSA for you: joints are a thing of the past. If you’d like a way to chase that perfect mary jane high then … Read More
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German police conduct nationwide raids against Islamist group
German police launched dawn raids on mosques, apartments and offices in ten German states on Tuesday, and the government banned an organisation it accused of trying to recruit fighters for the Islamic State (IS) group, the interior ministry said.
Trump’s coal revival plan won’t work; clean energy tech is already cheaper
While President-elect Donald Trump hopes to revive the coal industry by slashing CO2-reducing regulations, industry analysts say clean energy has become so cheap it will continue to increase its domination of the energy industry.Trump is likely to roll back several of the current administration’s clean…
The 7 worst tech gifts you absolutely shouldn’t buy this holiday
What not to buy for the holidaysImage by Evil ErinClueless? Yeah, we get it. Every year we have to figure out what to buy our significant others, and a great tech gift often tops the list.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Transport back to a simpler time with this retro LCD TV – CNET
The 20-inch TV from Japan is styled after TVs of yesteryear and doubles as storage space.
Healthcare, retail industries give blockchain a try
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hopes to put a new technology to use in its ongoing effort to improve the health and well-being of Americans. The technology in question isn’t something one might expect to see in the healthcare IT toolkit; rather, it’s blockchain, the technology that…
New Scientist – Online news
Quantum computers can talk to each other via a photon translator
Different kinds of quantum computers encode information using their own wavelengths of light, but a device that modifies their photons could allow them to network
New Scientist – Online news
Superagers with amazing memories have Alzheimer’s brain plaques
Some people manage to retain a youthful memory into their 90s, even when their brains show signs of Alzheimer’s disease – could something be protecting them?
New Scientist – Online news
Blood from human teens rejuvenates body and brains of old mice
Old mice ran around like young animals again, and showed signs of improved memory, after receiving injections of blood taken from 18-year-old people
BBC News – World
Norwegians unimpressed by ‘new’ police uniforms
Police say “urban camouflage” outfits are just a concept design after officers are compared to science fiction bad guys.
BBC News – World
Dino-bird fossil had sparkly feathers ‘to attract mate ‘
An extinct bird that lived 120 million years ago had iridescent feathers, probably to attract a mate, fossil evidence shows. – latest science and technology news stories
Rainfall variation complicates nitrogen runoff management
New research from two Carnegie scientists has serious implications for the development of management strategies to reduce nutrient runoff in waterways and coastal areas. – latest science and technology news stories
Hard soils no headache for pocket gopher
The evolutionary secrets of an extraordinary North American rodent are being uncovered by University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences researchers. – latest science and technology news stories
New search tool for inactive patents
A new patent search tool developed by engineers at Michigan Technological University makes it easier to discover and track inactive patents. – latest science and technology news stories
Hacking a revolution in biology
Graduate studies within any single scientific discipline are challenging endeavors on their own. But imagine combining graduate school-level training in physics and mathematics with advanced research in engineering and biology. – latest science and technology news stories
Concern over parasites affecting honey bees
Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) tagged 200 honey bee workers to find out how a highly-contagious fungal parasite (Nosema apis) impacts their ability to pollinate crops. – latest science and technology news stories
Humans are still evolving but in ways that might surprise you
It’s often said that through our innovations in science, agriculture and medicine humans have become masters of our biological destiny. – latest science and technology news stories
Why virtual reality won’t replace cadavers in medical school
Virtual reality has been described as a game changer for medical education. Some even predict it will see an end to using cadavers to teach anatomy. Physics News
Building a bright future for lasers
Invisible to the human eye, terahertz electromagnetic waves can “see through” everything from fog and clouds to wood and masonry—an attribute that holds great promise for astrophysics research, detecting concealed explosives and many other applications. Physics News
New technique introducing foreign atoms in optical trapping allows greater manipulation of nanoparticles
Macquarie University researchers have demonstrated a new technique exploiting the presence of foreign atoms within a diamond crystal, using light to affect the motion of the entire nanoparticle – opening the door to applying powerful quantum technologies to the manipulation of ultrasmall nanoparticles…
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China’s right: smartphones are a big reason Trump can’t win a trade war
Smartphones are like trousers. They’re unnatural, a human artifice that our species survived many millennia without, but which has now proliferated to the point of being essential to everyday life across most of the globe. China’s meteoric economic rise this century sees the Asian country occupying the…
BBC News – World
Columbia University suspends wrestling team over ‘lewd texts’
Columbia University suspends its wrestling team over alleged racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments.
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Air strikes resume on rebel-held Aleppo
Aircraft bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo for the first time in three weeks, Syrian activists say.
Man of Many
Bend It Like No-One Ever Has Before, Not Even Becks – Wave City Coffee Table
Everyone involved and interested in the design industry are well aware of Stelios Mousarris’ spectacular wave city coffee tables. The inception-like design features a cityscape folding over itself. The initial collection was made out of wood, steel and 3D-printing technology. The dedication to the detail…
Google, Facebook will not place ads on sites distributing fake news
Google plans to update its AdSense program policies to prevent placement of its ads on sites distributing fake news. Facebook also said Monday it had updated the policy for its Audience Network, which places ads on websites and mobile apps, to explicitly clarify that it applies to fake news. “In…
BBC News – World
Why did millions join secret Facebook group Pantsuit Nation?
The founder of Pantsuit Nation on why the secret Facebook group, launched at the end of the US election to support Hillary Clinton, was so popular.
How to make your phone look and work more like a Pixel
Woe be unto you, non-Pixel owner. Your current Android phone is probably feeling a bit primitive after you’ve seen all of the cool features Google has bestowed upon the Pixel. There’s that whip-smart Google Assistant, a new homescreen design, quick access to tasks with app shortcuts, and unlimited photo…
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Russia charges economy minister over $2mn bribe
Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, who was detained over night, was formally charged with bribery by investigators Tuesday, after allegedly taking a two-million-dollar bribe in a deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft.
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Microsoft Black Friday preview promises deals on Surface devices, Windows laptops
The tech giant’s online store takes $400 off the Surface Book laptop, while also having specials on Dell and Alienware notebooks.
I Used Only My Mind to Fly a Plane Around Seattle
With no flight experience and 15 minutes of training, I use my thoughts and a brain-computer interface to swoop through the air. The post I Used Only My Mind to Fly a Plane Around Seattle appeared first on WIRED.
How Pollsters Missed the ‘Bowling Alone’ Voters That Handed Trump the Presidency
Research by Civis Analytics reveals swing voters in economically challenged Rust Belt went to Trump. The post How Pollsters Missed the ‘Bowling Alone’ Voters That Handed Trump the Presidency appeared first on WIRED.
The Web-Shaking Mirai Botnet Is Splintering—But Also Evolving
The malware’s operators are fighting over the infected devices it exploits, but also working to add more gadgets to its ranks. The post The Web-Shaking Mirai Botnet Is Splintering—But Also Evolving appeared first on WIRED.
The Controversial Redesign of the Lowly Multivitamin (Yes, Controversial)
You know how restaurants these days tell you what farm your kale comes from? Katerina Schneider thinks supplements companies should do the same. The post The Controversial Redesign of the Lowly Multivitamin (Yes, Controversial) appeared first on WIRED.
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
A Bountiful Centerpiece for Your Thanksgiving Table
As Thanksgiving approaches, make your shopping list and get ready to prepare a feast! One thing you can cross off your list: a Thanksgiving centerpiece. Today we’re featuring a festive vignette that celebrates nature’s bounty. You can also celebrate the affordable price of this centerpiece! Fresh produce… Full Feed
A Tech Agenda for the Trump Administration: New at Reason
Some estimates suggest Silicon Valley donated to Hillary Clinton 60 times what was given to her rival, now president-elect Donald Trump. And it’s easy to see why most major technologists—Peter Thiel excluded—preemptively favored the prospect of a Clinton presidency, writes Andrea O’Sullivan. Clinton… Full Feed
We Work Less, Have More Leisure Time and Earn More Money
One of my favorite Human Progress datasets comes from the Conference Board and deals with the decline in the amount of work over time. Globally, a worker could expect to work 2,227 hours in 1950. By 2016, however, he or she worked only 1,855 hours. That’s a decline of 17 percent. Over the same time…
Stunning images of the supermoon from around the globe
People around the world have been enjoying the sight of the largest and brightest supermoon since 1948.   The Moon was just 221,524 miles away. It won’t get this close until 2034. In the meantime, enjoy this selection of stunning images.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Viral Video, Pictures,…
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Facebook, Google, and Twitter urge Trump to support encryption and immigration reform
A group of tech companies including Facebook, Google, and Twitter has called on President-elect Donald Trump to protect encryption, reform immigration policy, and curtail surveillance during his administration. The Internet Association, whose members also include Uber, Amazon, and Netflix, outlined its…
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Mozilla releases Firefox 50
Mozilla has begun updating users to Firefox 50. The upgraded browser’s main attraction is faster startup speeds – particularly for users with a lot of extensions installed – but there are plenty of other handy upgrades to improve your everyday browsing.If your operating system doesn’t support emoji by…
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Governments routinely blocked messaging apps in 2016
Over the past year, authorities from different parts of the globe have been routinely imposing restrictions on messaging apps, according to Freedom House. Based on the non-government org’s internet freedom report for 2016, governments have been blocking chat apps and calling platforms recently in an…
Tadao Ando’s only UK building slated for demolition
Plans are underway to demolish and replace Tadao Ando’s concrete pavilion at Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, the Japanese architect’s only building in the UK. Read more
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Tokyo university subsidises rent for female students
The University of Tokyo wants to attract more female applicants.
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Swimmers attempt to cross Dead Sea
A group is swimming across the Dead Sea from Jordan to Israel in an effort to raise awareness of its environmental plight.
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We Don’t Always Know What AI Is Thinking—And That Can Be Scary
IBM’s artificial intelligence chief calls for building a window into the inner workings of algorithms so we understand what AI is up to. IBM’s artificial intelligence chief calls for building a window into the inner workings of algorithms so we understand what AI is up to.”Algorithm”…
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Why We Love Moral Rigidity
We tend to trust people who adhere to moral rules, even when doing so leads to bad outcomes — Read more on
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Researchers report new thermoelectric material with high power factors
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Impurities enhance the performance of perovskite solar cells
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Wearable terahertz scanning device made with carbon nanotube detector elements
Commercial space’s era of transition at the heart of SpaceCom
WASHINGTON — It’s a time for transition for the commercial space industry, and not just because of a change of presidential administrations. The second annual Space Commerce Conference and Exposition, or SpaceCom, convenes in Houston Nov. 15 for three days of discussions about future directions for…
Didi Chuxing, the ‘Uber of China’, partners with Avis to offer car rental services to millions of Chinese travelers
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing (Didi) and car rental behemoth Avis have announced a partnership that will give registered Didi users easy access to car rental services when traveling abroad. Available in 175 countries around the world, the tie-up will essentially allow Didi to monetize its…
linked2pay Adds Real-Time Payments to Bank Centric Payments
PRESS RELEASE: Banks and their channel partners that utilize Bank Centric Payments can now include real-time payments among the full array of solutions on the bank integrated technology platform #BankCentricPayments #PushPayments OXNARD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November…
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EE TV now highlights what shows are trending on Twitter
Ever feel like your colleagues are speaking an entirely different language when you’re eavesdropping around the water cooler? Who is this Greg guy with the insatiable appetite they keep bringing up? Well, if you happen to have an EE set-top box sitting under your TV at home, then prepare to up your small…
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First Click: I used an OLED laptop for two weeks and don’t know if I can ever go back
As part of The Verge’s international team, I’m used to a certain amount of teasing about my work set-up. While colleagues in Slack dissect the pros and cons of using 30-inch external monitors in vertical orientation, or bemoan the fact that Apple and LG’s 5K UltraFine display isn’t shipping to Japan…
Apple’s new single-interface ‘TV’ app starts rolling out to beta tvOS users in the US
Apple’s new ‘TV’ app has begun rolling out to Apple TV owners in the USA. Apple explained last month that the app is intended to bring together shows from multiple TV apps into a single view. “Using apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad has become the primary way for so many of us to watch television,”…
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Book Review: The Assassination Complex (New at Reason)
President-elect Donald Trump will be inheriting an executive branch that has expanded massively in scope and power under President Barack Obama. And that power includes the claimed authority to use armed drones to kill those the administration determines to be terrorists in foreign countries. What… – latest science and technology news stories
How mammary glands appeared in the course of evolution
A joint team of geneticists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, demonstrated that the emergence of mammary glands in placental mammals and marsupials results from recycling certain ‘architect’ genes. The latter, known as… – latest science and technology news stories
New biofuel cell with energy storage
Researchers have developed a hybrid of a fuel cell and capacitor on a biocatalytic basis. With the aid of enzymatic processes, what’s known as a biosupercapacitor efficiently generates and stores energy. The trick: the enzymes are embedded in a stable polymer gel, which can store a large amount of energy…. – latest science and technology news stories
Personalized antibiotic treatment
A team of researchers from the University of Freiburg has developed a system inspired by biology that can detect several antibiotics in human blood or other fluids at the same time. This biosensor system could be used for medical diagnostics in the future, especially for point-of-care testing in doctors’… – latest science and technology news stories
How cells die by ferroptosis
Ferroptosis is a recently discovered form of cell death, which is still only partially understood. Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have now identified an enzyme that plays a key role in generating the signal that initiates cell death. Their findings, published in two articles in the journal… – latest science and technology news stories
Basic Income—from an idea to reality
Our current way of dealing with poverty is inefficient at best, with mountains of forms, paperwork, weighed down by bureaucracy and procedures. At worst, it’s stigmatising and judgemental, keeping people in poverty rather than giving them opportunities to break free and elevate themselves out of poverty…. – latest science and technology news stories
Peer review is in crisis, but should be fixed, not abolished
This year three Nobel Prize-winning biologists broke with tradition and published their research directly on the internet as so-called preprints. Their motivation? Saving time.
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Hone your digital skills for free with Google’s new scheme
Google wants to give free training across a range of digital skills to everybody in the UK, with the company also planning to introduce school kids to the world of virtual reality.All of this will be officially announced by the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, who has just arrived on these shores, turning…
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500px for Business connects brands with photographers for custom assignments
500px, the popular portfolio website for photographers, is looking to leverage the power of its eight-million-member community with 500px for Business. The suite of tools will allow brands to generate creative briefs to be matched with photographers around the world, resulting in unique, on-demand imagery…
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This nifty tool shows how Facebook could mark fake news if they wanted
Facebook, the world’s social network of choice, is in hot water over the recent rise of fake news on the platform. Even though the company announced today that it’s no longer letting fake news sites use its ad network, there are still plenty of websites trying to spread false information. Mark Zuckerberg…
USB-C Fast Chargers: what to buy and what to avoid
USB-C is the new darling of both mobile and computing industry because of how it can be (almost) everything for any need. And you won’t have to learn how to plug it in right to boot! But as with any new technology, there is some teething pains to be experienced with USB-C, especially considering how…
Fully autonomous AI driving company AImotive expands to the U.S.
 Level 5 self-driving tech is the highest variety, which aims for fully autonomous vehicles with no need of human steering mechanisms. AdasWorks, a Budapest-based startup launched in 2015, is charing its name to AImotive and expanding to a new U.S.-based Mountain View office to further its efforts in…
RB Systems Proposes Cutting-Edge Hyperloop Station
© RB Systems Earlier this year, Hyperloop One announced a list of design partners that included Aecom, Arup, and Bjarke Ingels Group. Now, RB Systems—which was a finalist in the SpaceX Hyperloop One Pod Competition—has released a speculative design vision for a Hyperloop station and passenger…
US Internet Firms Ask Trump To Support Encryption, Ease Regulations
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: U.S. internet companies including Facebook Inc and Amazon Inc have sent President-elect Donald Trump a detailed list of their policy priorities, which includes promoting strong encryption, immigration reform and maintaining liability protections from…
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How to See Other Devices Logged in to Your Google Account
Feel like you forgot to log out of Gmail on your friend’s computer? Google makes it easy to see all the devices—laptop, phone, tablet, and otherwise—logged into your Google account. You can view both a list of IP addresses that have accessed it, and a list of devices that have actively used your account…
The Best Ways to Contact Your Congress People, From a Former Staffer
Communicating with the people that are supposed to represent you in government can sound like a fruitless task, but it is possible. You just need to remember they don’t always communicate the way you do. Here are some of the best ways to reach them.According to Emily Ellsworth, a writer and former Congressional…
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Significant Digits For Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 67 percentAccording to new FBI statistics, hate crimes in the U.S. rose by 6.8 percent last year, with attacks against Muslims increasing by 67 percent. [Quartz]69 percentPercentage of South Africans who agree that…
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From WhatsApp to Hawala, How the Taliban Moves Money Around
This image was posted in a batch with little to no context. However, the Multimedia Branch, a subagency of the Cultural Commission, manages the Taliban’s online community. Rumors suggest that it runs clandestine computer labs in Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second-largest city, and Quetta, a Pakistani city…
Can’t Imagine Shapes in 4 Dimensions? Just Print Them Out
Henry Segerman is using 3-D printing to bring rarefied geometry out of the minds of mathematicians and into the hands of students and academics. The post Can’t Imagine Shapes in 4 Dimensions? Just Print Them Out appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED Pilot Program: Good Behavior
Michelle Dockery returns to television in a TNT series about an ex-con drug addict indebted to a contract killer. The post WIRED Pilot Program: Good Behavior appeared first on WIRED.
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Mass Fidelity Brings Portable Hi-Fi Audio to the Outdoors
A more compact and rugged version of the renowned Core wireless speaker. …Read More »
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Could this ecological condition wipe out decades of gains in gender equality?
You may be surprised to learn the ecological condition most necessary for progress in gender equality. Hint: it’s not war, resource scarcity, or climate change
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Two Russian teens die after firing at police in live web drama
Two teenagers shoot at police during a village siege in western Russia and are later found dead.
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Download of the day: Screenshot Captor
Captor. Captor. Captor. Nope: try as we might, we can’t help thinking that the developers have made a mistake naming this one: captor usually means something that has captured something else and is keeping that thing prisoner. Sinister naming aside – what’s next? Vid Napper? Screenshot Captor is designed…
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IBM and Nvidia make deep learning easy for AI service creators with a new bundle
On Monday, IBM announced that it collaborated with Nvidia to provide a complete package for customers wanting to jump right into the deep learning market without all the hassles of determining and setting up the perfect combination of hardware and software. The company also revealed that a cloud-based…
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Roccat’s new over-ear headphones let you switch mics for mobile gaming
Roccat is the maker of some solid gaming peripherals, including an incredible-looking frameless keyboard and a combo keyboard-and-mousepad for those that prefer to game from the sofa. The company’s latest product is the Roccat Cross — a pair of lightweight gaming headphones with a dual-mic. The Cross…
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Japanese box house uses passive design to slash energy bills
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Personalized antibiotic treatment
A team of researchers from the University of Freiburg has developed a system inspired by biology that can detect several antibiotics in human blood or other fluids at the same time. This biosensor …
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Why the West’s right wing admires Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin is widely admired by right-wing leaders in Western democracies – including Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and Marine Le Pen – a stark reversal from when conservatives were the staunchest of Cold Warriors.
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French President François Hollande to give live interview on FRANCE 24
French President François Hollande will be giving a live interview on FRANCE 24, in partnership with RFI radio and TV5 Monde, on Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30pm Paris time (GMT+1).
Ready For Zero Just Shut Down, Here’s Where to Track Your Debt Now
Last year, online lender Avant bought ReadyForZero, a pretty robust debt tracker and management tool. Unfortunately, they recently shut down the platform, though, deactivating user accounts. If you need a new debt planner, here’s where to look.Read more…
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FBI using Twitter’s raw ‘firehose’ data to monitor users
The FBI is using a Twitter tool called Dataminr to track criminals and terrorist groups, according to documents spotted by The Verge. In a contract document, the agency says Dataminr’s Advanced Alerting Tool allows it “to search the complete Twitter…
Add Some Flair to Your Outerwear and Stay Toasty With 30% Off at ModCloth
A lot of times when you think of coats, you’re thinking function over form. But with ModCloth, they take into account both with everything they stock, even when it comes outerwear. And with 30% off all outerwear (including blazers and vests) when you use the code SOTOASTY, you can keep warm and on-trend…
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Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn: How should managers use social media?
Liking, retweeting, and posting — or just lurking and listening? Social media can be a minefield, but smart managers need to engage with it.
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This supercomputer puts a petaflop of computing power in a single cabinet
The new XC50 is Cray’s fastest supercomputer so far, as the company adds deep-learning capabilities across its systems.
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This ransomware uses your social media profiles to personalise its demands
Brazen desktop locker campaign uses social media info to make its threat more compelling to victims.
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Forrester’s 2016 Data Privacy Heatmap points to continued European influence on global regulations
Forrester highlights the data protection guidelines and practices for 54 different countries, with its 2016 data privacy heat map.
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Can Apple succeed where Google failed?
A report suggests that Apple is planning to expand its wearables business into an area where Google flopped with a consumer offering — augmented reality smartglasses.
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From Brexit to Trump: How organizations and data prepare for and respond to political events
Politics and data do mix, apparently, so we try to count the ways.
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Wildfires in the southeast US are so bad they can be seen from space
  An outbreak of wildfires across the southern United States is creating plumes of smoke so vast they can be easily picked out by NASA’s orbiting satellites. Spread across seven states, the fires are affecting Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Carolinas. The thickest…
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Lauri Love faces hacking trial in US after UK signs extradition order
Enlarge (credit: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images) The UK’s home secretary Amber Rudd has signed an extradition order agreeing that hacking suspect Lauri Love should face trial in the US. Love’s family plan to appeal against the decision. The 31-year-old—who has Asperger’s syndrome—faces up to… – latest science and technology news stories
Microplastics’ impact on human health needs ‘urgent research,’ says leading expert
One of the world’s foremost marine pollution experts has welcomed today’s (Monday) announcement that there will be a Government review into the impact of microplastics on human health. – latest science and technology news stories
Climate study explores link between Arctic warming and extreme weather
Scientists have begun work on a major new study to explore how the warming Arctic climate could be influencing the weather in Britain and beyond. – latest science and technology news stories
First GRACE follow-on satellite completes construction
Construction is now complete on the first of the two satellites for NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, planned for launch in the December 2017/January 2018 timeframe. – latest science and technology news stories
Imaging giant exoplanets around nearby stars
The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is the highest-ranked recommendation for a large space mission in the NRC 2010 decadal survey, New Worlds, New Horizons (NWNH) in Astronomy and Astrophysics. The WFIRST coronagraph instrument (CGI) will be the first high-contrast stellar coronagraph in… – latest science and technology news stories
Less sensitive temperature regulation a key to hibernation-like torpor
Some animals can enter a hibernation-like state called daily torpor that reduces the amount of energy needed to survive when food is unavailable. Using a combination of experimental data and mathematical modeling, researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology have determined that the largest… – latest science and technology news stories
When good showers turn bad—the 2016 Leonids
A flash of light recently reminded us of the most stunning sight we ever saw. – latest science and technology news stories
Carl Sagan’s bonkers idea—life inside a comet
Establishing a sustained human presence somewhere other than Earth is a vital part of humanity’s future, no matter what. We know that Earth won’t last forever. We don’t know exactly which one of the many threats that Earth faces will ultimately extinguish life here, but life will be extinguished completely… – latest science and technology news stories
Free software to predict the energy production of photovoltaic systems
Researchers at UPM make available for the general public programmes to simulate the functioning and predict the energy production of photovoltaic systems. – latest science and technology news stories
Urban planner suggests ‘carbon is not the enemy’
(—Architect, author and urban planner William McDonough has published a Comment piece in the journal Nature promoting his belief that it is time to change the way the word “carbon” is used in science and in society as a whole. He believes we all need to stop thinking of carbon as the enemy so… – latest science and technology news stories
Real men don’t say ‘cute’: Psychologists tap big data and Twitter to analyze the accuracy of stereotypes
What’s in a tweet? From gender to education, the words used on social media carry impressions to others. Using publicly available tweets, social psychologists and computer scientists from the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center, Germany, and Australia are helping us to parse out the… – latest science and technology news stories
Tomato plants are more resistant against nematodes when colonized by a fungus
Plants are constantly challenged by hungry animals and infectious microbes. For tomato plants, major enemies are nematodes of the species Meloidogyne incognita. These are little worms that first induce the roots to form galls, which they then inhabit, feeding on the plant tissue. The plants’ problem… Full Feed
#Calexit? Great Idea! Secession Means More Smuggling Opportunities: New at Reason
Some residents in California say they want the state to secede over the election of Donald Trump. The idea of secession is not new in the contemporary era. It would be a boon for smugglers. J.D. Tuccille writes: Whatever the final outcome of efforts by any state to go its own way, and no matter…
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Faraday Future hits a roadblock as lead contractor stops work on factory
As it gets closer to debuting its first production electric car at CES 2017, Chinese-backed startup Faraday Future is running into problems with the factory that will build it. Located in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the factory needs to be completed soon in order to meet Faraday’s deadline of starting production…
Apple may be eyeing Google Glass-like wearable AR glasses
Apple is working on wearable digital glasses that would connect wirelessly to the iPhone and show content in the wearer’s field of vision, according to a news report. The iPhone maker has indicated previously its interest in augmented reality. Unlike the simulated world of virtual reality, AR supplements… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Park Systems, World Leading Supplier of Atomic Force Microscopes, Invites All Researchers to Become Park AFM Scholars and Receive a Nanotechnology Research Scholarship
Park Systems announces the 2017 Park AFM Scholarship Award eligible to undergraduate or postdoctoral students working in nanotechnology research either already using Park AFM or who have research they… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Oxford Instruments Announces the Launch of the SampleProtect Measurement System for Sensitive Samples used in Spectroscopy Experiments
Oxford Instruments is pleased to announce the launch of the unique SampleProtect measurement system. It is ideal for ESD protection and is optimised for opto-electrical measurement experiments,…
New customizeable book helps girls smash tech stereotypes
When Hillary Clinton lost her history-making bid for the presidency last week, many parents had the painful task of sharing a hopeful message with their little girls in the face of devastating defeat.  Only time can numb that grief, but a new book offers solace with a message that girls can be the heroes…
#EarthToMarrakech: COP22’s digital call-to-action on climate change
On Nov. 16, ordinary citizens are invited to join more than 100 organizations, including the U.N. Foundation, GOOD and Mashable, for Earth to Marrakech — a day of digital messaging that demands global action on climate change. The occasion? The 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework…
Nexar’s vehicle-to-vehicle network will use dash cam AI to prevent accidents
 Cars are on their way to pooling their collective smarts, but vehicles that have built-in communication tech and intelligence processing are still a ways off for many. Nexar is a startup hoping to make collective collision avoidance a more achievable reality in the short-term, using their Ai-based dash…
NHTSA “Quiet Car” safety standard will make hybrids and EVs noisy
The NHTSA has announced that it has set a new “Quiet Car” safety standard that will make sure that hybrids and EVs make some noise when they are traveling at low speeds. The problem with near silent EVs and hybrids is that people with low vision or who are blind may not know that the vehicles are there…
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Altruistic People Have More Sexual Partners
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Microsoft teams up with Elon Musk’s OpenAI project
 OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research non-profit backed by Tesla’s Elon Musk, Y Combinator’s Sam Altman, a Donald Trump fan called Peter Thiel, and numerous other tech luminaries, is partnering with Microsoft to tackle the next set of challenges in the still-nascent field. OpenAI will also make…
UK-based AI startup Gluru is building a smarter task manager
 Gluru, a UK-based startup that’s building an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered task manager, has raised a $2 million seed round. Backers include Sussex Place Ventures, SaatchInvest, Gecad, and Playfair Capital. It brings total funding for Gluru to $3.5 million. Read More
John Hancock insurance is subsidizing the cost of the new Apple Watch
 How does a health insurance company go about trying to help address health problems before they arise? Getting people moving is a start. After all, there are plenty of long issues that can be avoided or lessened by living a more active lifestyle, a motivation that becomes all the more apparently as…
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Quotidian Pen – The World’s First Magnetic Propulsion Pen
The Quotidian Pen is a minimalist ballpoint pen that features the world’s first magnetic propulsion mechanism, which will change the way you see, use and fidget with a pen forever. The entire experience of the Quotidian Pen is brim-filled with surprises and is sure to fascinate. So how does it work?…
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Pause – Bring Back Dinner-Table Conversation
Pause helps you put your phones aside and reconnect with your loved ones. It is a simple yet innovative lifestyle designer box that blocks all cell and wi-fi signals. Pause’s presence and ease-of-use encourage and empower families to create “phone free” routines and spend quality time together. When…
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Duo Mount – Highly Compatible And Durable Bike Mount
The Duo Mount is a dual-purpose bike mount that attaches your bike computer and camera to your handlebars. It is a 2 in 1 solution designed for a 31.8mm handlebar that holds your bike computer on top and your action camera below. Unlike other mounting options, the Duo Mount comes with the flexibility…
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Handcrafted iPhone Leather Cases
These handcrafted genuine napa leather Dakota phone wallets are available in 2 sizes for the iPhone 7 (4.7″) and iPhone 7 Plus (5.5″) or phones of equivalent or smaller sizes, in four amazing colors. The Dakota is a versatile zipper wallet capable of housing your smartphone, credit cards, business cards,…
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Cutu – A Convenient Vpn Device For Online Security And Privacy
Access global content, protect your privacy and keep your devices secure with Cutu. It is a portable network device that uses an encrypted VPN connection to keep your devices secure thereby protecting your privacy. In a nutshell, it allows users to access online content easily from across the globe,…
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KAISR BOSS Self-Inflated Sofa
KAISR is currently offering an Early Black Friday discount to introduce their latest model, the KAISR Boss, and are offering a ‘3 for the price of 1’ deal. Pricing is, therefore, $129 USD for 3 KAISR Boss loungers ($258 off MSRP). The all-new KAISR Boss is a revolutionary inflatable sofa that is the…
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URPOWER IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
This URPOWER weather-resistant indoor/outdoor speaker packs powerful 20 Watt Enhanced Bass. It can pair easily with all iPhones, iPads, Samsung Galaxies and all other Android devices for over 10 hours of wireless music on a full charge. You can use it to pairs two URPOWER Bluetooth Speakers at the same…
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Babelt Baby Monitoring Bracelet
Babelt is the only bracelet that provides you the possibility to monitor your baby and have peace of mind when you are not near him. Through many years of investigations and studies, the Babelt team realized about the worry that most parents have because of not knowing what to do when their babies undergo…
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AirMode – Transforms Wired Headphones Into Wireless
At last, there is a stylish and affordable way to switch your wired headphones into a great pair of wireless headphones. AirMode delivers all the same features that a premium wireless headphone as well as giving you the ability to use your current wired pair. Incorporating AAC, aptX, and Bluetooth 4.1…
Deals on Electric Shavers, K’Nex, Pet Groomers and More [US/CA]
There are so many good deals available today, that it hurt my fingers to write about them all. Enjoy! US Deals Big Discounts on RAVPower Power Banks Portable Charger RAVPower 12000mAh Pocket Sized Power Bank (2A Input, Dual 2.4A Output, Li-polymer Battery, iSmart 2.0 Technology, Ace Series) External…
Designer Wrapping Paper Is Trash: How to Save Your Cash
Now that November is here, stores are rolling out their Christmas wares in full force. Decorations, trees, bows, Christmas-themed food and drink… and the most expensive, ridiculous thing of all: designer wrapping paper. Don’t get me wrong: designer wrapping paper can be gorgeous and improve the overall…
The New Google Play Music Knows You Secretly Love Nickelback
Google has given Google Play Music a bit of a makeover, and this one is more than skin deep. Yes, the new user interface has been given a fresh lick of paint, but the big changes are all lurking under the hood. The result being that Google Play Music knows your deepest, darkest secrets. According to…
5 Places for True War and Military Stories From Veterans
The future of war may be autonomous, but the history is full of real people. And those real people have real stories to tell. From the First World War to more recent battles like Iraq, veterans have documented their tales in several formats: articles, videos, and even audio. Through a few websites, you…
Did You Know You Can Print Notes From Evernote’s Mobile Apps?
Printing from Evernote on your phone or tablet is not only possible but actually quite easy. It’s a useful feature, but it’s a shame that it’s hidden and easy to miss. Printing on iOS To print from Evernote on your iOS device, open up the note and tap the button with three circles in the bottom-right…
Take Virtual Walks in Google Maps Using Street View Player
Using Star Trek’s transporter to beam to distant planets is still a pipe dream, and letting our senses travel virtually is the closest we have come so far. Thank Google Street View for that. All you need is a comfortable bandwidth and a cozy couch and you can go on some fantastic virtual tours around…
How to Get Unity’s Global App Menu in Linux Mint Cinnamon
One of the more interesting differences between Unity and other desktop environments is that Unity isn’t afraid to pursue unconventional features and changes that might alienate traditional Linux users. And the global app menu is one of those features. If you’ve ever used OS X, then you know that app…
How to View All Drives in “This PC” on Windows
The hub for seeing all directories connected to your computer is This PC (or My Computer in older versions of Windows). It lets you access not only your internal drives, but any removable media connected to your PC like flash drives. We’ve shown how to change the drive letters that Windows assigns, but…
The Internet Association, Whose Members Include Amazon, Facebook and Google, Writes Open Letter To Donald Trump
The Internet Association — a group of 40 top internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Netflix, Twitter, Uber and Yahoo — issued an open letter on Monday that congratulates Donald Trump on his victory and offers a long list of policy positions they hope he’ll consider…
Apple patent granted for ‘Sports EarPods’ with biometrics and gesture-based controls
Apple’s delayed wireless AirPods may not be the only new earphones the company has in the works. A patent originally dating back to 2008 but only published today describes what seems a logical next step for a company increasingly focused on health and fitness: a sports earphone. The patent describes…
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Some games run slower on PS Pro than PS4, says report
Enlarge (credit: Mark Walton) While there’s plenty to like about the PlayStation 4 Pro for l33t gamers lucky enough to own a 4K HDR TV, the console offers less of a visual upgrade for those stuck with mere 1080p TVs. Now, a new report looking at PS4 Pro performance has revealed that in some cases…
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Humanity and AI will be inseparable
The Verge 2021 In celebration of our 5th anniversary, this month we’re publishing a series of interviews with innovative leaders about what the next five years hold. To read more about this series, read our editor Nilay Patel’s introduction here. By 2021, everyday software will be vastly more intelligent…
Donald Trump refuses to be a gracious winner
Tuesday marked one week since Donald Trump shocked everyone, including himself, and yet the president-elect can’t seem to quit tweeting about how much more bigly he could have won.  SEE ALSO: Trump once said the very thing that elected him was a ‘disaster for democracy’ Apparently smarting from the…
The Farmer’s Walk Is a Simple, Powerful Total-Body Exercise
If you’ve ever walked with heavy objects in each hand a certain distance and couldn’t wait to drop them by the end, then you’ve done a farmer’s walk (aka a loaded carry.) It’s one of the most basic and practical exercises, yet it also improves grip, core, and total body strength while working on your…
Skyport Systems rolls out security analytics for
 Skyport Systems has released new security analytics features to complement the network security controls and virtualization tools on its cloud-managed server profudcts. The company now offers tools that can detect deviations in the administrative accounts and inappropriate credentialing that are indicative…
Hop Turns Your Emails Into Chat-Style Conversations
Android/iOS: It’s way easier to send a quick message to someone than write a long email. Why can’t email be like messaging? Hop thinks it can, turning your emails into chat-style conversations you can reply to quickly.Read more…
OpenAI Joins Microsoft on the Cloud’s Next Big Front: Chips
Elon Musk’s OpenAI lab is tapping into the Microsoft Cloud—and that’s a sign the cloud computing market is on the move. The post OpenAI Joins Microsoft on the Cloud’s Next Big Front: Chips appeared first on WIRED. – latest science and technology news stories
Novel imaging approach reveals how ancient amulet was made
At 6000 years old, this copper amulet is the earliest lost-wax cast object known. Now, researchers have finally discovered how it was made, using a novel UV-visible photoluminescence spectral imaging approach. All the parameters of elaboration process, such as the purity of the copper, and melting and… – latest science and technology news stories
Widespread evidence of prehistoric dairying discovered along the Mediterranean coast
An inter-disciplinary team of scientists and archaeologists have discovered widespread evidence of prehistoric milk production in southern Europe. – latest science and technology news stories
New study shows LED lights attract fewer insects than other lights
New research by scientists from the University of Bristol has revealed that domestic LED lights are much less attractive to nuisance insects such as biting midges than traditional filament lamps. – latest science and technology news stories
Wind and solar energy projects could bring 5,000 new jobs to rural Minnesota
Minnesota has undergone a remarkable transformation in its energy landscape over the past decade. Coal, once the dominant fuel source for Minnesota’s electric utilities, has given way to new types of energy resources—wind and solar among them. While Minnesota’s state energy policies have been a large… – latest science and technology news stories
Biocompatible heterogeneous copper catalyst for click chemistry in living organisms
Assembling a drug from harmless components at the target location, such as a tumor, would help reduce the side effects of treatment. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, British and Malaysian scientists present a new, nontoxic catalyst made of copper nanoparticles that can be used to specifically and selectively… – latest science and technology news stories
New accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar discovered
(—A new accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar (AMXP) has been found in one of our galaxy’s most massive clusters, NGC 2808. The newly detected AMXP received designation MAXI J0911-655 and is part of an ultra-compact binary system. A paper describing the discovery was published Nov. 9 on the arXiv…
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Faraday Future unveils specs for its Formula E race car
Five months after announcing its partnership with the Dragon Racing team, American electric vehicle startup Faraday Future has released the specs for its Formula E race car. Faraday Future Dragon Racing Team, as it will be now be called, has broken down the nitty-gritty details of its first Formula…
Digital Trends
Mobile game lets you decorate expensive homes with furniture you can’t afford
There’s no end to the apps and sites you can use to help design your home, but but Design Home (Android and iOS) is a bit different. Sure, you can place lamps and chaises in a virtual room, but your designs are ranked by the community, giving you the opportunity to win prizes, in the form of currency…
Someone Turned Nature’s Most Bizarre Creature Into an Adorable Plush Toy
If you haven’t read up on tardigrades, or “water bears” as they’re more commonly known, take a few minutes and familiarize yourself with the microscopic creatures that are nearly indestructible. Then you’ll understand why you must own this adorable stuffed version.Read more…
The Awesomer
How to Open a Coconut
LinkGrant Thompson shows us a surprisingly simple method to crack through the tough outer husk of a coconut, then cleanly through its shell so we won’t starve to death the next time we’re stranded on a desert island. More Awesome Stuff: Deformities That You Might HaveThe Physics of the ThereminWhy…
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Creepy Reflective Car Decals Can Terrify High-Beamers Into Accidents
Scary reflective car decals that are only noticeable under bright lights are becoming popular with Chinese drivers as a deterrent to high-beamers. Imagine being that annoying high-beamer, rolling up to the car in front of you only to find that the creepy girl from The Ring or something is riding…
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Report: Apple in talks to build new $50 million flagship retail store in Melbourne
According to a new report from Australian publication The Age, Apple is eyeing Federation Square in Melbourne for the location of a new flagship retail store in the country. more…Filed under: Apple
The June Oven makes cooking an exact science
 Nothing in my home costs $1,500, so it’s tough to get past the sticker shock. Price aside, the June Intelligent Oven stands up to the hype. It is a classy looking appliance. The fit and finish of the product is solid and you can tell just by looking at it that it’s high-end. Read More
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Experiment designed to test ‘smart’ antibacterial surfaces in space
The Easiest Way to Carve a Thanksgiving Turkey
The turkey is the pièce de résistance of Thanksgiving dinner, and knowing how to carve your masterpiece is almost as important as knowing how to cook it. To make sure you don’t mangle the star of the show, leave the wings on the bird for extra stability.We’ve covered this topic before, but the video…
Cool Material
8 Computer Keyboards Better Than the One That Came With Your PC
We’ve come a long way since the days of using the keyboards that came bundled with our computers. Whether you’re using it for gaming, writing or general business, there are plenty of cool computer keyboards out there that are better than the keyboard you’re probably using right now. Here are our favorite…
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IKEA’s amazing flatpack refugee shelter pops up in West London
Design Museum installed the 17.5-square-meter IKEA Better Shelter outside the South Kensington Underground station in west London, close to the Design Museum’s new location on Kensington High Street. Nominated in the Beazley Designs of the Year’s Architecture category, the Better Shelter was selected…
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The future of food: how dry farming could save the world
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Shazam does U-turn on Mac app after privacy concerns over always-on microphone
Shazam has told CNET that it will be changing the way the Mac app works in response to privacy concerns. This is despite an earlier statement to Motherboard that it had no reason to make changes. more…Filed under: Apple
Heimplanet Motion Backpack
Heimplanet takes a different approach at design — just have a look at their first tent. The Heimplanet Motion Backpack series is not much different. Devoid of the plethora of hanging straps on most backpacks, both the Motion Arc and larger Ellipse (shown) maintain a clean facade by hiding away most functional…
27% off All-New Echo Dot and WeMo Smart Plug Bundle – Deal Alert
Right now if you buy a WeMo Smart Plug along with an all new Echo Dot, you’ll save 27% and get them both for $73 versus buying them separately for $100. Simply plug WeMo into any standard outlet, and control your appliances from anywhere in the world using your smartphone. Program on/off times for your…
NYC’s 14th Street Grief Wall
In the wake of the election, Matthew Chavez, who goes by “Levee” and is the instigator of Subway Therapy, encouraged New Yorkers to share their post-election grief on Post-it Notes stuck to the wall of the tunnel between the 6th and 7th Ave subway stations on 14th St. Joe Holmes visited…
Popular Science
A decade after his death, Steve Irwin is still the face of wildlife education
Animals The Crocodile Hunter’s successors reflect on his legacy To celebrate Steve Irwin Day, some of Pop Sci’s favorite science superstars reflect on The Crocodile Hunter.
Digital Trends
Google can upscale images with finer details using machine learning
Preserving details while enlarging images is one of the hardest tasks to achieve for any Photoshop wizard, but Google may have a new, automated technique which utilizes machine learning to make it a reality. The firm’s new Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution (RAISR) system, is capable of upscaling…
Ars Technica
Verizon buys LQD WiFi, a company that builds urban smart hubs
Enlarge (credit: LQD WiFi) Verizon could soon be making its presence known nearby with beacon-like smart hubs. The company announced it has acquired the NYC-based startup LQD WiFi, which makes a kiosk system called Palo that delivers free Wi-Fi, community and location information, and emergency…
Curbed National
Designing to solve New York City’s affordable housing problem
Nadine Maleh remembers exactly when her priorities in architecture came sharply into focus. She had gotten her master’s in architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and moved to California, where she began designing hotels in Asia and corporate office interiors. After five years of less-than-inspiring…
Curbed National
SO-IL’s inventive work brings levity to site and structure
SO-IL’s office in downtown Brooklyn sits two floors up an unassuming building in a section of the borough deep in the throes of a development boom. Construction cranes rise beyond the broad windows of the studio’s open-plan space like flowers springing out of cracks in asphalt, their reds and oranges…
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Juan Gabriel Moreno designs for the underdog
Two institutional structures stand side-by-side with the names above their entryways blurred out. This image was the kicker in one of architect Juan Gabriel Moreno’s client presentations: an anonymous school next to a no-name jail, stripped of their titles, and depressingly similar. Instead of placing…
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An architectural designer’s holistic approach helps Haiti build anew
From the start, building was in Kyle Fishburn’s blood. A Malibu kid, he spent many happy hours accompanying his father, Eric, a general contractor, on jobs in Los Angeles County. “When I was little I’d go to his job sites and just play in the cement sand,” the 30-year-old Fishburn recalls. By middle…
Curbed National
How Paul Lukez incorporates sustained pro-bono work into his practice
Architect Paul Lukez puts sustainability at the heart of each project he takes on, whether it’s a 50,000-square-foot complex in Hangzhou, China, an ADA-compliant medical simulation center in New Jersey, or a health center in Honduras. Founded in 1992, Lukez’s Boston-based studio didn’t become a full-fledged…
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Sharon Davis designs buildings that look good and do great
Although architect Sharon Davis’s office is in New York City, she spends much of her time thinking about the rest of the world. One recent afternoon, she prepared a presentation for the World Architecture Festival in Berlin, where she is a finalist for her design of the Bayalpata Regional Hospital,…
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HP’s tiny Xeon-powered PC puts the Mac Mini to shame
HP has unveiled the Z2 Mini, a mini PC that packs workstation-class parts, including an Intel Xeon CPU, NVIDIA Quadro mobile M620 graphics and M.2 SSD tech. It managed to squeeze that power into a 2.3-inch-high case that’s “90 percent smaller than a…
Samantha Bee weighs in on the abundant horrors of Trump’s cabinet
In the past seven days, an inexperienced bigot was elected to the highest office in the land and began to assemble a team of like-minded nightmares to his dirty work come January. On Monday’s episode of Full Frontal, Samantha Bee honed in on Trump’s emerging cabinet choices, including Steve Bannon,…
The Awesomer
Deal: A4 Aluminum Wallet
Price: $40  | BuyThis bare bones wallet will keep your cards and cash organized while taking up minimal space in your pocket. The three aluminum plates also protect from RFID scanning, and there’s even an integrated bottle opener. In black or bare metal. Save 23% in The Awesomer Shop More Awesome…
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The Death Star Light-Up Tree Topper Makes Christmas Menacing
Yep, less merry, more menacing. The Star Wars Death Star Tree Topper features the iconic Imperial battle station as a tree topper. With the included remote you can have the Death Star itself light up blue or red with a green laser dish. Spice up your traditional holiday classic carols with the Imperial…
Crossrope Bolt Speed Rope
Take your fitness routine to a new level–even on the road–with the Crossrope Bolt Speed Rope. Jumping rope is one of the most effective and easy-to-do workouts for cardio, bone density, and overall body fitness, and the Crossrope Bolt Speed Rope ignites your routine. With Crossrope Bolt Handles, 1…
Physics News
Turning greenhouse gas into gasoline
A new catalyst material developed by chemists at MIT provides key insight into the design requirements for producing liquid fuels from carbon dioxide, the leading component of greenhouse gas …
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Controlling electrons in time and space
In an electron microscope, electrons are emitted by pointy metal tips, so they can be steered and controlled with high precision. Recently, such metal tips have also been used as high precision …
Physics News
Carbon nanotubes couple light and matter
With their research on nanomaterials for optoelectronics, scientists from Heidelberg University and the University of St Andrews (Scotland) have succeeded for the first time to demonstrate a …
Design Milk
The Compact LEAN ON DESK by PAMU
With more people working at home, having a proper space to do so is becoming a necessity. Also, with everything becoming more tech-focused, the size of the workspace keeps shrinking, which led PAMU to create the LEAN ON DESK. The compact design answers the need for a desk at home without taking…
What Is a Quantum Dot Monitor? 3 Reasons to Get Excited
In October 2016, there was a bit of buzz as Samsung launched the world’s first quantum dot monitor, a cutting-edge device that advanced display technology in ways that few thought possible. We aren’t just talking about a curved screen here — this is a brand new way to produce images to screen. Samsung’s…
You Can Now Use Skype Without an Account
You can now use Skype even if you don’t have a Skype account. In an effort to try and get more people using Skype, Microsoft has opened up its core features to anyone and everyone. In other words, you could use Skype as a Guest from now on, and never have to sign in again. Result! Previously, in order…
Get Nine Mac Apps For This One-Day Price in Our Early Black Friday Sale
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the season of sales is only days away. MakeUseOf Deals may be a little early with The Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0, but the savings are still massive. This bundle is valued at almost $380, and usually marked down to $29.99 – but for one day only, you can grab…
This Swan-Shaped Floating Ladle Won’t Sink to the Bottom of a Pot
It’s certainly not the worst thing that could go wrong at a dinner party, but having a ladle sink to the bottom of a punch bowl or pot is no longer a potential embarrassment thanks to a clever swan-shaped alternative that’s engineered to float so that it’s always within easy reach.Read more…
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Cancer Screening in the Community Is there a link between Cancer and Poverty?
According to Dominic Hughes, there is a huge improvement in the rate of cancer survival as a result of long research that provides a better understanding of cancer and have led to new treatments. Even with advanced technology and medicine lives are still being lost. Researchers believe that there is…
Today’s Best Deals: Storage and Networking Gear, Porter-Cable Multi-Tool, USB-C Battery
Cuisinart’s versatile Griddler, a Porter-Cable multi-tool, and a huge Amazon sale on storage and networking gear lead off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more…
The Next Web
Get these CES-honored noise cancelling headphones at a doorbuster price (73% off)
Top quality headphones at ridiculously low prices have become a cornerstone of holiday doorbuster sales. Since TNW Deals knows a good thing when they see it, here’s your own happy holiday offer: A temporary price drop on the CES-honored A-Audio Legacy Noise Cancelling headphones (a $300 value) now only…
T.J. Miller Q&A: Silicon Valley can’t take a joke – CNET
From CNET Magazine: Comedian T.J. Miller says tech startups share a “delusional need” to believe they’re actually changing the world. It’s why he’s having so much fun mocking them as tech entrepreneur Erlich Bachman in the HBO series “Silicon Valley.”
What to expect in 2017, according to Twitter – CNET
Social Cues: Trends on social media include the sexiest man alive and yet another viral challenge.
Focus on These Four Areas to Push Your Career Forward
Whether you have your eye on the top of the ladder or are just focusing on the next rung, there are many ways you can grow your career. If you’re not sure what to do, here are four specific areas you can work on.You won’t be able to focus on all of these areas at once, in addition to your normal workload,…
Architecture Lab
Why the Architecture of a Building Matters so Entirely
The architecture of a building is one of the most defining features. It’s critical that people understand the importance of architecture. The post Why the Architecture of a Building Matters so Entirely appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Fast Company
GE Wants To Be The Next Artificial Intelligence Powerhouse
The industrial giant is investing heavily in machine learning, with promises to save money on energy and maintenance. The industrial giant is investing heavily in machine learning, with promises to save money on energy and maintenance.When you hear the term “artificial intelligence,”…
Jaguar’s first electric SUV aims for 80% charge in 90 minutes
 Jaguar’s showing off the I-PACE, an electric concept SUV that it’s aiming to bring to production sometime in 2018. The I-PACE looks like a sensible small utility vehicle, with a five-door design and performance-tuned features including a target 0-60mph time of “around” four seconds, a 310+ mile range…
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35 percent of cloud computing spending is wasted, says RightScale
Compute takes up 76 percent of the cloud spend with 15 percent database. Here’s a quick look at what needs to be optimized.
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Why Samsung’s Harman purchase will be seen as Apple blunder decades from now
Samsung’s $8 billion purchase of Harman may be pricey, but how often can you become a Tier 1 auto supplier in one swoop. Apple could have made a similar play.
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A touchscreen iMac would be ‘absurd,’ says Apple VP
Waiting for Apple to come out with a touchscreen Mac? Don’t hold your breath.
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Western Digital’s data center unit adds to scale-out storage portfolio
Western Digital’s ActiveScale P100 is aimed a industries such as life sciences, cloud providers and media companies looking to scale out object storage.
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GE releases new suite of Predix applications, services
The updated platform aims to put Predix tools in the hands of operators, analysts and other people in industrial businesses with non-technical roles.
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GE Digital builds up its global presence with acquisitions, partnerships
With an expanded partner ecosystem, and acquisitions bolstering key competencies like machine learning and edge capabilities, GE is looking to be a global IIoT leader.
Cuisinart’s 3-In-1 (or 4-in-1) Griddler Is Down to Just $64
Cuisinart’s 3-in-1 Griddler is one of the most versatile kitchen appliances you can own, and it can be yours today for just $64, the best price we’ve ever seen outside of a one-day Gold Box deal. Read more… Full Feed
No More Coal for Rich Countries by 2030
Marrakech – Paris Agreement on Climate Change has put coal on notice, according to the new study, Implications of the Paris Agreement for Coal Use in the Power Sector. The report was released on Monday at the U.N. climate change meeting here in Marrakech by the Berlin-based non-profit science and policy…
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US finalizes rules to make electric cars noisier
Now pedestrians will know when to jump out of the way of electric cars.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Menu for a vegan Thanksgiving
Create a scrumptious plant-based feast this holiday season, and not even meat-eaters will miss the turkey.
US Navy Denies Pirating Software on 550K Computers, Says It Had Bought Licenses For 38 Machines
Earlier this year, the U.S. Navy was accused of pirating 3D software after testing a software package offered by Germany company Bitmanagement Software GmbH. The company had sued the United States of America for nearly $600 million. The U.S. Navy has now responded to the accusations, saying that though…
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NVIDIA helps the US build an AI for cancer research
Microsoft isn’t the only big-name tech company using AI to fight cancer. NVIDIA is partnering with the US Department of Energy and the National Cancer Institute to develop CANDLE (Cancer Distributed Learning Environment), an AI-based “common discover…
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Scientists Uncover Genetic Evidence That ‘We Are What We Eat’
Researchers at the University of Oxford have demonstrated that the diets of organisms can affect the DNA sequences of their genes.
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This Tiny Plastic Implant May Disrupt America’s Opioid Addiction Problem
It was only after Sarah Wilson’s parents accused her husband of stealing from them that she came clean about her opioid problem. The Jacksonville mother of four was hit by a drunk driver in 2008, leaving her with significant nerve damage in her back. Wilson worked as a police dispatcher and her insurance…
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How Will Trump Use Drone Warfare?
The use of armed surveillance drones will be one of Barack Obama’s lasting legacies. Just three days after he was inaugurated on January 20, 2009, a US drone strike carried out against al-Qaeda in Pakistan killed between seven and fifteen people, according to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. This…
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People Are Now Choosing Wi-Fi Over Sex, Chocolate and Wine
There are things people just don’t want to live without: wine, good TV, and sex.But we’ve still decided that Wi-Fi wins—at least for working people attached to their devices. A new survey released today by iPass, an international Wi-Fi company, found that a plurality of mobile professionals surveyed…
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Does Omega G Cleaning System do the Job?
Long ago in 2004 or maybe even early than that, the first Robot cleaner showed up in the market. At first it sounded interesting with reports of hassle free replacement for vacuum cleaner, which was not the case. Those days that little good-looking device could not do much. Either it kept going back…
RAVPower’s New Battery Pack Includes Quick Charge 3.0, USB-C, and a Free Wall Charger
RAVPower’s new battery pack is built for the future, with a Quick Charge 3.0 input port (which can recharge the entire battery pack in under 5 hours), a QC 3.0 output port, and a separate USB-C port that operate as either one. It’s a little pricey at $60, but today on Amazon, you can bundle it with a…
Bernie Sanders told Stephen Colbert America needs to ‘stand together and fight’
Bernie Sanders’ relatable opening line on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night? “It’s been a tough week.” The Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate sat down with Colbert to discuss the recent presidential election, his new book Our Revolution and the future of the U.S. SEE…
iKlips DUO Plus – Extended Storage for Your iPhone
iKlips DUO+ is a flash storage device and file sharing solution rolled into one, instantly expanding your iPhone or iPad’s available storage by up to 128GB. It enables you to take your HD movie collection with you on flights, record hours of 4K video without running out of memory space, and effortlessly…
How-To Geek
How to Create a Guest Account in Windows 10
If you find that your guests are asking fairly often to use your computer temporarily to check their email or look something up on the web, you don’t have to let them use your personal account or create a special account for each guest.Click Here to Continue Reading
Ready or not, we’re entering an AI world
The tech landscape as we know it is about to be obliterated. No, I’m not talking about the impact of a Trump presidency, but something bigger—much bigger.
Scientists Just Discovered Three Adorably Tiny New Salamanders
A team of biologists has just named three new salamanders in the genus Thorius; the tiniest tailed tetrapods known to science. Smaller than a matchstick, these creatures are as strange as they are adorable, their miniaturized anatomy pushing the boundaries of what natural selection can produce. Tragically,…
Digital Trends
The first update to the TMA-2 modular headphones makes any configuration wireless
Last year, the Denmark-based headphone manufacturer Aiaiai released its TMA-2 modular headphone system, which allowed users to swap speaker units, headbands, ear pads, and cables to create more than 1,000 different combinations. On Tuesday, the company unveiled the first major update to the system, the…
Digital Trends
This stabilizer gives smartphone cameras auto follow, physical controls
A Kickstarter project is aiming to give smartphones three-axis image stabilization along with a handful of physical controls. The Vimbal S is a motorized smartphone gimbal, but in addition to capabilities like stabilizing footage and following faces, the gimbal also puts camera controls off the touchscreen….
Tools and Toys
The Raden A22 Carry-On Luggage Review
As someone who’s currently in the midst of planning a ton of traveling, it only seemed right that I would finally take the time to upgrade the ragged and beaten suitcase I’ve been using for the last few years. To tell the truth, I’ve never given that much thought to the subject of luggage. For a long…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Save 76% On A-Audio Legacy Noise Cancelling Headphones [Deals]
For a limited time you can get A-Audio Legacy Noise Cancelling Headphones with 3-Stage Technology in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for $69.99 (76% off) with free shipping! That’s the lowest price we’ve ever offered on these headphones. Built with 40mm drivers, powerful circuitry, and anti-vibration…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
10 vegetables to plant now for a bountiful spring harvest
In order to have springtime success with fall-planted and overwintered vegetables, it’s important to know the growing zone you live in: that’s going to have a big impact on what you can and cannot grow. For example, I’m in Montreal, which is zone 5, borderline
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Question Club: The science, aliens, and painfully timely messages of Arrival
This past weekend saw the release of Arrival, the arty, hypnotic science fiction film from Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve. Previously, Villeneuve was known for more grounded, gritty dramas: the drug-war thriller Sicario, the action-procedural Prisoners, the exhausting personal drama Incendies. Arrival…
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Jaguar have presented their first-ever electric vehicle. The Jaguar I-PACE is an electric performance SUV, and will surely rival with the recently launched Tesla Model X. Jaguar claims it will have a range from a single charge of 310 miles (meaning drivers with an average daily commute will only need…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New way to make low-cost perovskite solar cell technology
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Controlling electrons in time and space
Uber Updates With Upfront Fares and Smart Shortcuts
Uber has been rolling out updates to its app over the past week, and they’ve made some pretty significant, useful changes.Uber now learns your ride routine and makes suggestions based on your location and time of day, making the process a little faster. It also offers upfront fares instead of estimates,…
Back In Stock: iFixit’s Essential Toolkit For $15
iFixit, the people that rip apart brand new electronics for your amusement to show you how to fix them, makes its own toolkit, and you can get it for $15 today, with a small backorder.Here’s what that gets you:26 Bit Driver Kit – see complete list of bits below2x Plastic Opening Tool Sets – soft plastic…
Libratone ZIPP WiFi + Bluetooth Multi-Room Wireless Speaker
Get immersive full 360-degree sound from the Libratone ZIPP speaker. This wireless speaker allows you to play music in one room or multiple rooms by connecting up to 6 ZIPP speakers. With WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, it’s super easy to connect the device of your choice and enjoy your music wherever…
Sisense launches bots to share business insights from chat apps, Amazon Echo, and IoT lightbulb
Business intelligence company Sisense has launched its enterprise bots that interact with datasets and software, the company announced today. Sisense bots in public beta today operate on Slack, Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram. In one-on-one or group chat, Sisense bots can tell you how sales…
Seven Bridges Announces Platform Integration with SolveBio
PRESS RELEASE: Enables Researchers to Seamlessly Transition from Cloud-based Genomic Data Analysis to Clinical Interpretation of Results CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 15, 2016– Seven Bridges, the biomedical data analysis company, and SolveBio today…
Pair Your Phone To These Sleek, Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds, Just $16 Today
Mpow’s Magneto Bluetooth earbuds look a lot nicer than the uber-popular Swifts, and at $16, they’re not any more expensive. They even pause your music automatically when you snap the two magnetic earbuds together.Read more…
This static sculpture appears, impossibly, to be moving
A sculpture designed for the Learning Innovation Center at Oregon State University is a deliberate optical illusion. It appears to be moving despite the fact that it’s an entirely static construction. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Oregon, Osu, Hypnotizing, and Science Visualization
Umbra Zoola Bunny Ring Holder
Keep your rings safe with this adorable bunny ring holder, made from cast-metal with a sparkling chrome-plated finish. Available in other animal designs. Buy Now The post Umbra Zoola Bunny Ring Holder appeared first on
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Star Wars author James Luceno on setting the stage for Rogue One
With Star Wars: Rogue One just around the corner, fans are beginning to wonder how the Galaxy Far, Far Away translates from the era of The Revenge of the Sith to that of A New Hope. Rogue One takes place just before the events of that first film, and will introduce viewers to an entirely new cast of… Full Feed
6 Fast Facts About the FBI’s New Hate-Crime Report
The FBI just released new information on hate crimes—defined as “crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity”—that occurred in America last year. Here are six key points and takeaways that are crucial to understanding the data. 1. The new report…
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Maths sheds light on perfect cup of coffee
Mathematicians are a step closer to understanding what makes a perfect cup of coffee.
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
International Space Station crew to downsize in early 2017
Enlarge / Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, a veteran flier shown here after a 2010 mission to the space station, will be Russia’s only flier next March. (credit: NASA) The International Space Station has usually been home to six astronauts since May 29, 2009, when Roman Romanenko, Frank de Winne, and…
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The best free YouTube downloader 2016
The best free YouTube downloader YouTube’s streaming is superb, offering the best quality for your current connection. But what happens if you’re going somewhere where connectivity is weak or non-existent? Have no fear; with the right YouTube video downloader you can save streams for offline viewing.Before…
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New Nintendo Switch leak backs up the super tempting price rumor
Nintendo might have stated under no uncertain terms that it wouldn’t reveal the Nintendo Switch price until 2017, but that hasn’t stopped leaks springing from various retailers this week. The latest information has come from a listing on the Canadian Toys R Us site, which BGR reports had the Nintendo…
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Samsung might start selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7’s that didn’t blow up
Samsung walked through the fire when the company was recently forced to recall and eventually discontinue over two million fire-catching Galaxy Note 7 devices. But it seems the tech giant hasn’t quite given up on its faulty flagship smartphone yet. According to a report from South Korean outlet The Investor,…
Digital Trends
A Chrome extension replaces web advertisements with artworks
If you’re a sucker for art with an aversion to advertisements, you might just abandon AdBlock for this new Chrome extension. Artifier replaces web ads with artwork from emerging artists. Each of the featured pieces was pulled from this year’s Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, an initiative the gin-making…
Digital Trends
Light & Motion unveils 10,000-lumen Stella Pro LED strobe
Light & Motion has released an all new LED studio light capable of outputting a whopping 10,000 lumens. Touted as “the most compact, powerful and rugged LED light in the industry” by Light & Motion, the Stella Pro 10,000c is a small studio strobe that’s roughly the size of your fist and weighs…
Super Mario Run hits iOS on December 15 – CNET
The highly anticipated iPhone and iPad game will offer limited, free content. It will cost you $10 to unlock the full experience. – Nanotechnology News Feed
Companies Now Can Bring Fast and Accurate Nanoparticle Analysis In-House
Nanotechnology manufacturers seeking ways to measure and analyze nanoparticles now have a simple, fast, accurate and cost-effective tool thanks to the recent release of NanoMet by developer…
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Space + Intention = Inspiring | Bridgitte Alomes | TEDxWestVancouverED
How does your space influence your thinking? Our spaces need to be designed with meaning and purpose as the “third teacher” influences our mindset. As the co-founder of Natural Pod, Bridgitte’s ideas come from her experience. Bridgitte Alomes – As a thought leader in environmental design for natural…
Secret Backdoor in Some US Phones Sent Data To China
Security contractors have warned that many Android smartphones ship with preinstalled software that has a backdoor that sends all your text messages to China every 72 hours. (Editor’s note: the link could be paywalled; here’s the press release.) The New York Times reported Tuesday that “the American…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
‘Harry Potter’ Triwizard Cup Lamp
Study by the light of the Harry Potter Triwizard Cup Lamp and you will always be victorious. Drink from it and you will fail harder than you have ever failed before. Harry Potter Triwizard Cup Lamp ($49.99)
Design Milk
A Minimalist Sofa Held Together with a Frame
Korean industrial designer Cho Hyung Suk continues to explore seating with a new design created for MUNITO. The Frame Sofa holds together six cushions within a pipe frame, which wraps around them to create a secure piece of furniture. The sofa’s frame is made with steel pipe and the cushions are covered…
The Awesomer
Jackie Chan Gets an Oscar
LinkJackie Chan deservedly joined the likes of Chuck Jones, Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa and other film industry greats when he received an honorary Oscar at the 2016 Governors Awards. In his speech, he spoke about his excitement and disbelief at finally having his own Oscar. More Awesome Stuff: Blue…
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Work begins on Californian EV fast charging corridor
The roll-out of electric vehicle fast charging facilities in the US is gathering pace. Earlier this month, the White House revealed details of 48 charging corridors that will run along 55 interstate highways, while work has also now started on the DriveTheArc corridor in Northern California… …
Joolz Headquarters / Space Encounters
© Jordi Huisman Architects: Space Encounters Location: Amsterdam-Noord, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Team: Joost Baks, Gijs Baks, Remi Versteeg, Stijn de Weerd, Bram van der Heuvel, Ines van Sandick, Lars…
Holiday Decorating Is Easy With These $10 String Light Strands
It’s almost already holiday decorating season, and these great-looking crystal ball solar string light strands will only set you back $10 each today, in three different colors. And with a built-in solar panel, you won’t even have to worry about plugging them in.Read more…
GE is on an IoT buying spree
It turns out GE Digital’s acquisition of ServiceMax on Monday and its Meridium buy in September weren’t the company’s only recent moves to expand its industrial IoT expertise. Two deals for small startups, completed recently and announced on Tuesday, add interesting technologies that should help the…
WhatsApp’s free video calling feature is rolling out now
After teasing the feature a couple of times this year, WhatsApp has finally rolled out support for video calling to everyone. It will arrive on Android, iPhone, and Windows devices “in the coming days,” allowing users of the popular chat app to make free, one-on-one video calls.
Curbed National
New report shows millennials are leaving coastal cities, choosing central ones
Charlotte, Austin, Nashville and others are top destinations A new analysis of a decade’s worth of U.S. Census data shows more and more millennials are settling in cities away from California and the northeast. Posted on Apartment List’s Rentonomics blog, the report found that metro areas in the interior…
The Manual
Woolrich X The Hillside: Bags Built for Life on the Move
New York City commuters inspired this bag collection, so you know it’s good. The post Woolrich X The Hillside: Bags Built for Life on the Move appeared first on The Manual.
IDG Contributor Network: No, Twitter — a mute button for hate speech won’t work
I have a great idea for dealing with internet trolls.What if you type in every possible combination of hurtful words you can think of and then mute them so you don’t ever see them?That’s essentially what Twitter has done with a new mute setting today. It’s a lame attempt to deal with a growing problem….
Flex Your Savings Muscles With Bowflex’s Space-Saving Dumbbells
$250 is a lot to spend on a set of dumbbells, but these Bowflex adjustable models take up way less room than a full rack of weights, and certainly cost less over time than a gym membership. Read more…
Cool Hunting
Link About It: Anger vs Hate
While it’s perfectly healthy and natural to be angry, NYC-based holistic psychiatrist Meredith Bergman says it’s time to slow down and reflect when that anger starts morphing into hatred. This isn’t just for your mental health, but your physical wellbeing…… …
Scientific American Content: Global
The Trump Taboo at COP 22
The president-elect is omnipresent at this year’s international climate meeting even though nobody is saying his name — Read more on
Fast Company
Four Email Subject Lines That Make Everyone Hate You
You may think your follow-up note is just a “gentle nudge,” but you’re being manipulative. You may think your follow-up note is just a “gentle nudge,” but you’re being manipulative.When you’re waiting to hear back from someone, it’s all you can think about: Did you get the job?…
Popular Science
How Lyft is making sure you never get in the wrong car again
Cars Bonus: no more mustaches Lyft has a new bright-light tool for cars.
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This Is How to Invent Radical Solutions to Huge Problems
If you force a grasshopper into a jar and fasten the lid, the grasshopper eventually shortens its jump after hitting the lid enough times.  After a while, even if you take the lid off the jar, the grasshopper will stay put—it’s forgotten how high it can jump. We’re a lot like grasshoppers in this way….
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Why do people buy organic?
Survey examines why shoppers make the decisions they do, and weighs the pros and cons of organic food. Full Feed
Profs, Students Want UVA President to Stop Quoting Jefferson: It Creates a Hostile Environment
Thomas Jefferson isn’t just a founding father of the United States—he’s the founding father of the University of Virginia. But some UVA professors and students wish the administration would stop reminding them. Nearly 500 members of campus signed a letter to UVA President Teresa Sullivan criticizing…
Your Unsecure Devices Contributed to a Huge Rise in Internet Outages This Year
If it seems like your favorite sites have been down more than usual this year, you’re not alone. Late last month, major DDoS attacks left much of the United States unable to connect to any websites. Those attacks were just the latest in a marked increase in attacks across the internet.Read more… Full Feed
Trump Wants To Deport As Many Undocumented Immigrants As Obama Already Has
The moment in President-elect Donald Trump’s interview with 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl this past Sunday which has left the greatest impression on supporters and detractors alike is the following exchange: Lesley Stahl: What about the pledge to deport millions and millions of undocumented immigrants?…
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The best cheap MacBook deals on Black Friday 2016
If you’re looking for the best cheap MacBook deals, you’ve come to the right place. You could find yourself a bargain at this time of year too as Black Friday draws near.The decision of whether you should buy a new MacBook is a simple one: does it play to your strengths? Perhaps you need the lightest…
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France’s Hollande calls on US to respect climate change commitments
France and the United Nations on Tuesday stepped up warnings to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump about the risks of quitting a 2015 global plan to combat climate change, saying a historic shift from fossil fuels is unstoppable.
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Sarkozy received suitcases full of cash from Libya’s Gaddafi, businessman says
Just days before a crucial French presidential primary, former President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing fresh allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Decades after deadly lab accident, a secret Russian bioweapon decoded
Alevtina Nekrasova vists the grave of her father, Vasily Ivanov , who was one of the first victims of the 1979 anthrax outbreak in the Soviet city of Sverdlovsk. (credit: UCLA | LA Times) In early April of 1979, a mysterious plague wafted through the Soviet city of Sverdlovsk, now known as Ekaterinburg….
OpenAI will use Microsoft’s cloud, as Azure gains more features
Microsoft’s continued investment in artificial intelligence and machine learning technology is paying dividends. The company has partnered with OpenAI, a non-profit company founded earlier this year to advance the field of machine intelligence for the benefit of humanity. As part of the deal, announced…
New LIDAR package makes it easier to add smarts to your smart car
 Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced the availability of a LIDAR package – essentially the spinning laser array found on self-driving and mapping vehicles – that costs $5 and works as well as $70,000 tower systems and hockey-puck sized $8,000 systems. This mini-LIDAR has four laser diodes connected… – latest science and technology news stories
For First Nations people, effects of European contact are recorded in the genome
A study of the genomes of 25 individuals who lived 1,000 to 6,000 years ago on the north coast of present-day British Columbia, and 25 of their descendants who still live in the region today, opens a new window on the catastrophic consequences of European colonization for indigenous peoples in that part… – latest science and technology news stories
Interdisciplinary approach makes linking biological materials and electronic devices possible
One of the biggest challenges in cognitive or rehabilitation neurosciences is the ability to design a functional hybrid system that can connect and exchange information between biological systems, like neurons in the brain, and human-made electronic devices. A large multidisciplinary effort of researchers… – latest science and technology news stories
Study links groundwater changes to fracking
A new study has found heightened concentrations of some common substances in drinking water near sites where hydraulic fracturing has taken place. The substances are not at dangerous levels and their sources are unclear, but the researchers say the findings suggest underground disturbances that could… – latest science and technology news stories
Better childcare provision increases public support for the service
People’s attitudes to childcare are shaped by the perceived level and effectiveness of the service, new research led by the University of Kent has shown. – latest science and technology news stories
Autism and human evolutionary success
A subtle change occurred in our evolutionary history 100,000 years ago which allowed people who thought and behaved differently – such as individuals with autism – to be integrated into society, academics from the University of York have concluded. – latest science and technology news stories
Structure of ‘Iron Hammer’ protein complex solved
Translation of the genetic code in proteins is a central process in life and takes place in the ribosome, a giant molecule consisting of two subunits. This is where long chains of amino acids are formed like on an assembly line. An interdisciplinary research group from Goethe University Frankfurt, the… – latest science and technology news stories
Twitter rolls out tool to curb online abuse, bullying
Twitter on Tuesday said it was rolling out a new tool to help users filter out harassment and abusive conduct on the messaging platform. – latest science and technology news stories
Google, Facebook cut ad revenue to ‘fake’ news sites
Google and Facebook moved Tuesday to cut off advertising revenue to bogus news sites, acting after criticism of the role fake news played in the US presidential election.
Save An Extra 20% On Tools, Kitchen Gear, and More With This eBay Coupon 
If you just can’t wait for Black Friday, eBay’s already offering an extra 20% off hundreds of items from a collection of popular sellers, including Dyson, J.A. Henckels, and Worx.Read more…
How-To Geek
How to Play Windows 10 Store Games Offline
Until recently, Windows 10 store games could only be played when connected to the internet. Microsoft has thankfully changed this, but as usual, they had to make things complicated: You can only have one “designated offline device” at a time.Click Here to Continue Reading
Ceramiche Refin launches Craft tiles influenced by hand-applied cement surfaces
Dezeen promotion: the latest porcelain tile collection from Italian manufacturer Ceramiche Refin features patterns based on textured cement finishes. Read more
Rebelmail launches an API to bring more interactivity to emails
 Rebelmail is now making its interactive email capabilities available through an API, allowing developers to take advantage of the technology and incorporate it into other applications. The startup works with customers Airbnb, Casper and HP to help them include things like photo galleries, quizzes and…
Brain Pickings
Leonard Cohen on Moonlight, the Mystique of Creativity, His Influences, and Why He Loves It When People Cover His Songs
“It’s very hard to really untangle the real reasons why you do anything.” “If I knew where the good songs came from, I’d go there more often,” Leonard Cohen (September 21, 1934–November 7, 2016) famously quipped in a 1992 conversation about work ethic and the creative process. But more than two decades…
Digital Trends
Close to the Metal Ep. 21: Whoa, 2-in-1s are suddenly good
With the Ultrabook initiative successful and behind it, Intel and the PC industry is moving on to the next challenge — the 2-in-1. This is vague term covers a very wide variety of laptops that can also serve as tablets. Some have a detachable keyboard, like the Surface Pro 4. Others have a 360-degree…
Digital Trends
Tablo DVR adds the ability to pause and fast-forward live TV to the Xbox One
The Xbox One might have launched with aspirations of becoming the hub at the center of your entire living room, but Microsoft has since moved away from that goal to focus more strictly on gaming. That doesn’t mean that the console has no place in your living room, though, and Tablo aims to show this…
Digital Trends
In need of Alexa skills developers, Amazon teams up with Coding Dojo
Want to work building Alexa skills but don’t know how? Amazon’s Alexa team is collaborating with Coding Dojo to create an in-person class, a video series, and a one-day hackathon, all aimed at training developers to create Alexa “skills.” Skills are code sets that use voice commands to ask Amazon’s Alexa…
TEDTalks (video)
How the blockchain will radically transform the economy | Bettina Warburg
Say hello to the decentralized economy — the blockchain is about to change everything. In this lucid explainer of the complex (and confusing) technology, Bettina Warburg describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments to facilitate trade, evolving…
Newswise: SciNews
Virginia Tech Researchers Explore Gigantic Volcanic Eruptions That Caused Worldwide Mass Extinctions
A paper in Nature Communications confirms a major feature in the formation of large igneous provinces — massive worldwide volcanic eruptions that created incredibly high volumes of lava and triggered environmental catastrophes and mass extinctions from 170 to 90 million years ago.
Newswise: SciNews
How Synchrony and Asynchrony Co-Exist
Order and disorder might seem dichotomous conditions of a functioning system, yet both states can, in fact, exist simultaneously and durably within a system of oscillators, in what’s called a chimera state. Taking its name from a composite creature in Greek mythology, this exotic state still holds a…
Newswise: SciNews
Researchers Create Living Bio-Hybrid System
A big challenge in cognitive or rehabilitation neurosciences is the ability to design a functional hybrid system that can connect and exchange information between biological systems, like neurons in the brain, and human-made electronic devices. A large effort of researchers in Italy brought together…
Newswise: SciNews
What Factors Are Influencing Electric Vehicle Purchases in China?
In 2014, the 74,763 new energy vehicles sold accounted for only 0.3 percent of total automobile sales in China that year. So a group of researchers set out to find out what motivates or influences consumer to purchase electric vehicles within seven cities in China. They report their findings this week…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Toys & Games : Star Trek 50th Anniversary Trivial Pursuit
Set Phasers to Fun! It would be highly illogical for you to miss out on this 50th Anniversary set of the Star Trek edition of Trivial Pursuit. Keep your hailing frequencies open and finally use your obscure knowledge about nuclear wessels or Andorians. $29.99
eBay Pre-Black Friday Sale – Extra 20% off select Home & Outdoor Coupon Code
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Ars Technica
Apple’s latest product is a $300 picture book of its hardware designs
Enlarge / A picture of some of the pictures in Apple’s picture book. (credit: Apple) Move over, MacBook Pro—there’s a new Apple book in town. It’s called Designed by Apple in California, and it’s a coffee table book filled with pictures of Apple’s hardware. The book, like so many other Apple products,…
The Next Web
Google wants to introduce VR to a million British schoolchildren
Google is convinced about the long-term of VR. The company is heavily pushing it through affordable hardware initiatives like Google Cardboard and Daydream. And now, Mountain View is bringing it to the classroom with the aim of introducing the concept to one million British schoolchildren. In his first…
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Tuesday Link Roundup
Every Tuesday we bring you a collection of some of our favorite things we’ve recently found around the web. From stories to photography, we include a little of everything.
Hulu acquires The Video Genome Project to improve recommendations ahead of live TV service’s launch
 Amid a growing number of video streaming services, Hulu today has finalized an acquisition that will allow it to better compete on user experience, by way of improved recommendations. The company has bought the assets The Video Genome Project (The VGP), which maintains one of the largest, structured…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Innovative recycled ceramic bricks keep this Hanoi house’s interior fresh and clean
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