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Ars Technica
Sources say VW Group reaches agreement on fix for 80,000 diesel vehicles
(credit: James Workman) According to sources speaking to Reuters, Volkswagen has come to an agreement with authorities over how to deal with the remaining 80,000 3.0L diesel VWs, Audis, and Porsches that used illegal software to cheat on federal and state emissions tests. Apparently, VW Group will…
Mashable
Watch this Cubs fan yank a tooth after losing a World Series bet
Chicago Cubs fans had suffered 108 years of misery. So losing one little tooth is basically nothing, right?  One Cubs fan put that notion to the test when he bet his friends that if the Cubs won the World Series, they could rip out his tooth. So when Chicago won its first Fall Classic since 1908 earlier…
Mashable
Brilliant math teacher ‘threatens’ puppies to get through to students
Though it can be a struggle for teachers to motivate their students, this teacher devised a low-key terrifying way to catch the class’s attention: Threaten the life of a puppy. SEE ALSO: Student suprises teacher with the shoes he’s always wanted Obviously fed up with repeated errors, this teacher used…
Gizmodo
Apple’s War on Upgrades Continues With the New Touch Bar MacBook Pro
Apple’s quest to make its laptops ultra slim and ultra light have led to the company increasingly soldering upgradable parts into the guts of its notebook computers.Read more…
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Facing a Trump administration, NYC may push its immigrant data kill switch
In 2015, New York City launched a municipal identification program with the goal of giving some of the city’s most vulnerable residents access to services that require an ID. Mayor Bill de Blasio gave the plan vocal support, saying the card represented “who we are: New Yorkers who value equality, opportunity,…
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1300 Scientists Say Canada Needs More Transparency About Environmental Risks
In Newfoundland and Labrador on Canada’s East coast, indigenous protesters have been staging hunger strikes and sit-ins against the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project, which promises “clean, renewable energy” and yet threatens to contaminate water with toxic methylmercury. Researchers have found that…
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Android Phone Maker Ignored Researchers’ Warnings That Their Phones Had Backdoor
A Chinese company has been caught pre-loading Android phones with software that sends peoples’ text messages, location information, and call records to a Chinese server, The New York Times reports. Shanghai Adups Technology Company, otherwise known as Adups, says its code runs on over 700 million phones,…
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This List of Fake News Websites Proliferating on Facebook Is Staggering
The proliferation of fake news across the internet, especially on Facebook, has become one of the major talking points in the wake of the shocking result of the 2016 US presidential election (with some arguing fake news helped elect President Donald Trump). Regardless, it seems to be getting harder and…
9to5Mac
Apple Pay adds support for new banks in China, Russia, & Australia (Update: U.S. too)
Update: Apple has added 28 new banks and credit unions in the U.S. too. Full list below. Apple today updated its list of Apple Pay banks to add new banks and credit unions supported in the U.S., Mainland China, Russia, and Australia. The additions include twenty eight new banks and credit unions…
WIRED
Super Mario Run Is “Free,” But It’s Really $10
Nintendo’s first Mario game on phones will be free to start, but you’ll have to pay ten bucks to unlock the whole thing. The post Super Mario Run Is “Free,” But It’s Really $10 appeared first on WIRED.
The Awesomer
Real Lightsaber
LinkWhile you can buy some pretty awesome lightsaber replicas, they’re pretty tame as weapons On the other hand, we wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of Starmute VII’s blade, which is powered by a 7-watt blue laser, and can blind or burn stuff in an instant. More Awesome Stuff: No related…
Archinect – News
Diana Balmori, revered landscape architect, has died at age 84
Landscape architect and innovative urbanist Diana Balmori has died at age 84, as announced by her firm’s website. The Spanish-born Balmori, who founded her own firm in New York City at age 58, was known for her site-defining and inventive landscape architecture works, including the Abandoibarra District…
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France’s Hollande reacts to Trump win, calls for ‘unity’ in face of rising populism
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 on Tuesday, French President François Hollande warned against the risk of divisions at a time when the country faces “so many threats.”
Popular Science
Ebola may be better at hiding than we thought
Health One study found a disturbing number of undetected carriers Many people could be harboring Ebola without showing symptoms, according to a new study. How are they affecting transmission rates?
Cool Hunting
Link About It: 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners
Whether it’s a bear completely missing his prey, a grinning zebra or a fox diving head-first into snow, the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards winners are guaranteed to deliver good cheer. This year’s awards saw around 2,200 submissions from all…… Continue…
BBC News – World
Paris bomber’s lost mobile found under paperwork in police station
Officers discover Paris bomber Brahim Abdeslam’s lost mobile under paperwork in police station.
Acquire
Porsche opens a $60 million dollar automotive playground in Los Angeles
A Porsche-filled theme park for adults comes to the West Coast.Photo: PorschePorsche has got a new destination for fans of the brand on the West Coast as the company brings its Experience Center concept to Los Angeles, California. The $60 million dollar facility will boast a 53-acre complex that will…
Deals
These Magnetic Building Block Kits Would Make Great Holiday Gifts
If you’ve got any kids on your holiday shopping list this year, you can go ahead and cross them off today with Amazon’s Magformers Gold Box deal.Read more…
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Interview with Rand Paul: ‘I Can’t Support Anybody to Be Our Secretary of State Who Didn’t Learn the Lesson of Iraq’
Sen. Rand Paul implored President-Elect Donald Trump not to pick Rudy Giuliani or John Bolton to run the State Department and suggested he would be inclined to vote against their confirmation. In an interview with Reason, Paul described Bolton and Giuliani as representatives of “the most bellicose…
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Welcome to the Fight Against Unchecked Power
You may have heard of whataboutism—the practice of rejecting criticisms of a regime on the grounds that other regimes do bad things too. Well, whataboutism has a cousin. Call it wherewereyouism: the impatient disdain that civil libertarians start to feel right after an election, when many members of…
Curbed National
What should architects do about Trump?
An AIA vice president’s letter set off a firestorm of criticism, and many hope, a renewed focus on values The executive vice president of the American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy, is in damage control mode after releasing a post-election message that said, among others things, that “the AIA and…
Curbed National
Autonomous vehicles could get broad bipartisan support
A former NHTSA administrator and head of a self-driving coalition is optimistic about the next four years David L. Strickland understands the government regulation of vehicles more than anyone. As the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during the Obama years, he oversaw…
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Netgear Arlo Go wireless security camera works with AT&T’s 4G LTE
Netgear has introduced another Arlo security camera, this one the Arlo Go. The camera looks very similar to the Arlo Pro we detailed last month, offering completely wireless functionality alongside a design that can handle exposure to the elements. According to Netgear, the Arlo Go is the first wireless…
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Bosch Daredevil Spade Bit Set (10-Piece) $9.97
Bosch Daredevil Spade Bit Set (10-Piece) $9.97
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Workplaces fit for humans | Moe Carrick | TEDxPeachtree
Moe Carrick is on a mission to help people thrive in the companies for which they work. In this talk, she reveals findings from research done on the workplace and how companies and supervisors can foster a culture that values relationships. As founder and principal of Moementum, Inc., an Oregon-based…
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The Power of Children’s Ideas | Naomi Timperley & Elizabeth Timperley | TEDxNormal
Boundaries can be dangerous, especially when it comes to ideas. Naomi and her daughter Elizabeth argue we should all think and act more like children – with fewer boundaries and less fear. Naomi is a connector extraordinaire – able to motivate, inspire, and lead in an inclusive way. She breaks boundaries…
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Why what we know about psychology is wrong | Steven M. Platek | TEDxPeachtree
Researcher Steven M. Platek co-edited Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience, a landmark reference that documented and defined the emerging field of evolutionary cognitive neuroscience. With illustrative examples of breakthroughs over the last 10 years, he makes a convincing case for why scientists ought…
TechCrunch
FBI will receive ‘limited’ Twitter firehose access through Dataminr, but has to watch its step
 The FBI has publicly disclosed its intent to get at the “mission critical” Twitter firehose through third party monitoring service Dataminr. But Twitter, which has a 5 percent stake in Dataminr and of course has sovereign control over the firehose, recently told the company to stop providing data to…
Big Think
AI Joins the Battle to End Online Sex Trafficking
A new partnership is leveraging the power of AI to hunt down online sex traffickers.Read More
How-To Geek
Geek Trivia: Which Of These Amusements Was Banned From New York City For Over Thirty Years?
Which Of These Amusements Was Banned From New York City For Over Thirty Years? Pinball Machines Video Games Pigeon Racing PogsThink you know the answer?
How-To Geek
How to Control Your Smarthome Devices with Google Home
To provide your Google Home with even more capabilities, you can connect a few different smarthome devices to the Google Home and control them using nothing but your voice. Here’s how to set it up.Click Here to Continue Reading
Coolest Gadgets
The Sleep Yoga Dual Position Neck Pillow – Namaszzzz
Getting comfortable when you lay down is always a battle. You’ll toss around going from your left side to right side, back, stomach, and then trying various flailing of your arms and legs to find your perfect cozy spot. If you struggle with finding that oh-so-perfect position where your body will finally…
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This dock adds ports to your new MacBook by making it a much thicker MacBook
As Apple’s new MacBook Pros continue to make their way out into the world, people are coming to grips with the new port situation in different ways. Some have chosen dongles. Others are relying on docks. Now, we have yet another option, the Line Dock. The Line Dock is an Indiegogo project that mostly…
Gizmodo
Bald Eagle Metaphor Ends Perfectly
Remember how a bad eagle got stuck in a storm drain last week? It died, but the metaphor for America lives on. If anything, it’s even stronger now.Read more…
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Intel Preps its AI Strategy
Intel will lay out what one rival said may be a bet the company” strategy on AI this week, spanning Xeon, FPGA, Movidius processors and more.
Mashable
People are boycotting companies that endorse Donald Trump
Activists tried to block Donald Trump with their votes — and now they’re trying to do it with their dollarsIn October, technology and media marketing specialist Shannon Coulter started the hashtag #GrabYourWallet, which encourages people to actively boycott businesses that carry Trump products. That…
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This Wall Art Is Made From Steel And Plants
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Ars Technica
Dealmaster: Get a Samsung curved 4K smart TV plus a $175 gift card for $699
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we have a new batch of deals to share today ahead of the Black Friday madness. Now you can save nearly $100 on a Dell XPS 8900 desktop featuring a Core i7 processor, and you can get a Samsung 55-inch 4K TV plus a $174 Dell gift…
Computerworld
Intel’s latest Xeon chips based on Skylake due next year
Intel has moved to a new architecture called Kaby Lake for its PC chips, but it isn’t done with the previous-generation Skylake chip just yet. The company will release new Xeon server chips based on Skylake in mid-2017, and they will boast big performance increases, said Barry Davis, general manager…
Mashable
Dakota Access pipeline protests go global Tuesday
Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline are taking to the streets in every U.S. state and in cities worldwide. Around 35,000 people are expected to join in 300 actions on Tuesday to demand that the Obama administration reject the final leg of the 1,170-mile pipeline. SEE ALSO: Dakota Access pipeline…
CNET News.com
Pinterest’s new ‘explore’ section shows trending topics – CNET
The site also launched native videos.
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LG 24UD58-B 24-Inch 4K UHD IPS Monitor with FreeSync $280
LG 24UD58-B 24-Inch 4K UHD IPS Monitor with FreeSync $280
kottke.org
The most relaxing song in the world
According to a marketing study conducted by Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson, the most relaxing song in the world is Weightless, by ambient band Marconi Union. The song was produced by the band in collaboration with the British Academy of Sound Therapy. The song makes use of many musical principles that have…
Lifehacker
How to Effectively Lobby Your Congressperson
Illustration by Jim Cooke. It’s been almost a week since the election, and maybe you’re ready to throw off the sackcloth and ashes and get to work. Combining the anger, bargaining, and depression stages of grief can lead to powerful actions, and now is the time to channel that energy into specific activism…
Newswise: SciNews
Researchers Question if Banning of ‘Killer Robots’ Actually Will Stop Robots From Killing
A University at Buffalo research team has published a paper that implies that the rush to ban and demonize autonomous weapons or “killer robots” may be a temporary solution, but the actual problem is that society is entering into a situation where systems like these have and will become possible.
Newswise: SciNews
Collaborating on Climate
If co-teaching sounds like it could lead to some conflicts, you’re not wrong–especially when it comes to a charged topic like climate change. It’s part of the reason why it’s rarely done in academia. But working through those disagreements, even in front of the class, is part of the point.
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Remy: Hallelujah (New at Reason)
Remy takes on SNL’s Hallelujah. Click below for full text, links, and downloadable versions. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes. View this article.
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
A psychological link between disease and gender equality
Enlarge / In the movie Children of Men, declining public health leads to extreme social inequality. Levels of disease in the environment may be linked to gains in women’s political power. That’s the finding of two psychologists who pored over six decades of data, looking at connections between…
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Put the world’s best chefs to work in your kitchen with the Moley Robotic Kitchen
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Google’s WiFi mesh router is now available for pre-order
Google announced on Tuesday that the home mesh network it debuted back in October, Google WiFi, is now available for pre-order. This system replaces your single router with Eero-style access points. Each of these individual nodes acts as a signal rel…
Acquire
Noble releases the next version of its award-winning K10 in-ear
The audio company improves upon one of its most successful designs.Photo: NobleNoble is upgrading its award-winning K10 in-ear monitor with a new model called the Kaiser Encore. The Kaiser Encore takes everything that was great bout the K10 and upgrades its midrange for enhanced clarity and tonal balance…
Next Big Future
Wearable Terahertz Scanning Device for Inspection of Medical Equipment and the Human Body
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a portable and wearable terahertz scanning device made using arrays of carbon nanotubes, for applications including non-invasive inspection of equipment such as syringes, and imaging of cancer cells, blood clots, and teeth. Imaging devices based…
Next Big Future
Outline of Numbers mentioned for a Trump Defense Buildup
President Elect Trump wants an even larger military than we have now, modernized and in some cases larger than at any time since Vietnam. There were various numbers mentioned during the campaign but it is not clear what will actually be implemented.The USA currently spends more than two and a half times…
Deals
An IR Thermometer Is the Most Fun You Can Have For $10
We see a lot of deals on IR thermometers, but the Etekcity Lasergrip has been one of the most popular through the years. These things are perfect for everything from cooking to finding air conditioning leaks in your house, but most importantly, they’re just a ton of fun to mess around with.Read more…
TechCrunch
DJI debuts a monitor add-on for its controllers
 Along with the debut of two drones at what we assume will be DJI’s last big news of the year, the company showed off a new display add-on for its controller, aimed to take the place of a smartphone. The CrystalSky comes in 5.5 (920×1080) or 7.85-inch( 2048 x 1536) configurations, offering an ultra-bright…
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Facebook Is a Black Market For Vietnam’s Wildlife Traffickers
Investigators with the Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC)—a global organization of environmental crime experts—have been infiltrating smuggling groups in the Vietnamese town of Nhi Khe for more than 12 months. Their probes revealed that US $53.1 million in rhino horn, ivory, tiger parts, and trafficked…
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This One Ton Robot Was Created to Ease Your Fears of a Robot Takeover
On November 24, the London Design Museum reopens to the public inside of a newly renovated, $102 million building on Kensington High Street in London after being based in the nearby district of Shad Thames since 1989.The new museum, designed by British architect John Pawson, is set in the former Commonwealth…
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Malware Hunters Catch New Android Spyware For Governments In The Wild
A group of malware hunters has caught a new Android spyware in the wild. The spyware is marketed to governments and police forces and was made in Italy—but it wasn’t built by the infamous surveillance tech vendor Hacking Team. On Monday, researchers released a technical report on a new type of Android…
WIRED
Scientists Prepare to Fight for Their Funding Under Trump
President-elect Donald Trump has voiced his skepticism and opposition to various branches of science. That’s money talk. The post Scientists Prepare to Fight for Their Funding Under Trump appeared first on WIRED.
Gizmodo
Totally Absurd Video Shows the Opposite of What You Think Is Going to Happen
Drop a glass, it breaks. Put a fan to a house of cards, it’ll get blown away. Prick a balloon, it pops. That’s what happens in real life. But not in Preposterous, a hilariously absurd short from Florent Porta where the total opposite impossibly happens in completely random scenarios. So now the ground…
Digital Trends
Kickstarter’s flaming fireplace coffee table is so hot right now
Enjoy lighting fires in your own apartment? Either you have a self-destructive alter ego named Tyler Durden, or more likely, you’re similar to Milwaukee entrepreneur Bryant Randall and find the sight of an indoor flame to be just the kind of home comfort you need after a busy day. Unfortunately, not…
Digital Trends
Netgear’s Arlo Go is a 100-percent wire-free, mobile smart security camera
Netgear launched the Arlo Pro, an update to its highly successful line of smart home security cameras, in October. Now, the company has taken all of the features of the Arlo Pro — motion and audio detection, weatherproof design, and two-way audio communication — and built them into the Arlo Go, which…
Digital Trends
Roccat’s Cross headset will let you get your game on across multiple platforms
German gaming hardware manufacturer Roccat has revealed that its latest multiplatform over-ear headset will hit retail in December, delivering an all-in-one solution for gamers who previously needed to purchase multiple headsets for their consoles, PCs, and mobile devices. Powered by a pair of large…
Popular Science
Hurricane Katrina linked to a rise in heart attacks years later
From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News A decade out, the storm is still making people ill New Orleans cardiologist Dr. Anand Irimpen began to notice that his on-call nights at the hospital were getting busier soon after the devastation wrought by Hurricane…
io9
The Green Hornet is Coming Back to Theaters With a Realistic, Contemporary Spin
After spending years pursuing the rights to the franchise, director Gavin O’Connor will team with Paramount to make a reimagining of The Green Hornet.Read more…
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Collectibles : ThinkGeek Star Trek Collection by Her Universe Enamel Pin Sets
Pin farr – an uncontrollable and illogical desire for pins. Let us help you with that. Choose the TOS Set or the TNG Set. A set of 4, either is perfect for trading with like-minded friends or hoarding all for yourself. $14.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : Star Trek Patches Paige Bomber
Da**it, Jim. I’m a doctor AND a astrophysicist. This jacket has patches for Starfleet Academy Science, Starfleet Academy Department of Astrophysics, the Kobayashi Maru Starfleet Academy Examination, Starfleet Academy Red Squadron, and Starfleet Medical Academy. $59.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Collectibles : Star Trek Vintage Style Brooch Set
Warp core brooch! Part of the ThinkGeek Star Trek Collection by Her Universe, these pins look equally at home putting the finishing touch on that fabulous scarf or hanging out with all your con badges on the strap of your laptop bag.
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : Star Trek Ships Mae Dress
Your ship has come in. With its circle skirt and the Peter Pan collar, this feels very mid-century. Even the print itself has a great retro atomic vibe with starbursts and offset coloration. But that mesh top makes it modern. Well, that and the spaceships all over it. $79.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : Star Trek Bardot Party Dress
Life of the (landing) party. It features a scalloped neckline, princess seams, and a hidden side zipper. Lined in red, the voluminous circle skirt can be worn without extra underneath for length or fluffed up with a petticoat for a truly striking entrance to your next party. $79.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : Star Trek TOS Uniform Skirt
A different kind of miniskirt. Part of the ThinkGeek Star Trek Collection by Her Universe, these adorable Star Trek TOS Uniform Skirts come in Blue/Sciences/Commander, Gold/Command/Captain, and Red/Engineering/Lieutenant. $69.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : Star Trek TOS Open-Front Blazer
Blaze a trail. It features a notched lapel, jetted faux pockets, and princess seams in the front. The lining print is TOS insignia, and it peeks out if you roll the cuffs. $59.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : Star Trek TNG Mesh-Top Collar Tee
We find this look engage-ing. Choose from Blue/Science/Commander, Gold/Operations/Lieutenant Commander, or Red/Command/Captain. The black mesh shoulders lead to a sweetheart-shape in the division color fabric, which is a comfortable soft jersey. $39.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : Star Trek Tribble Faux Fur Coat
We predict this’ll make you purr happily. This hip-length coat has two front pockets, an oversized hood, and a drawstring closure at the neck featuring dangling tribble pompoms. The entire thing is lined in a polyester tribble print for additional cuteness (as if it needed it). $89.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : Star Trek Sunburst Skirt
A signature look for insignia. This Star Trek Sunburst Skirt covers all your bases. It’s covered in repeated sunbursts of red, blue, and gold Delta Shields, ensuring at least one of them is pointing up at all times, no matter where up might be. $69.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : Star Trek Andie Boxy Tee
IKhaaaaaanic apparel. Created from a TOS insignia print fabric, it features a scalloped bottom, a round neck, and a black translucent back. When we wear it, it looks like some sort of abstract pattern to folks far away or those not in-the-know. $34.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Accessories : Star Trek Atomic Delta Pattern Infinity Scarf
Mid-23rd Century Modern. 13″ x 40″ wide, this infinity scarf is ready to wrap around your neck and protect you from the Vulcan nerve pinch. $24.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Accessories : Star Trek Delta Contrast Pattern Infinity Scarf
Set phasers to stunning. 13″ x 40″ wide, this infinity scarf is ready to wrap around your neck and protect you from the Vulcan nerve pinch. $24.99
Discover Magazine
Lacking Funding and Data, Gun Policy Researchers Soldier On
Every year, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control allocate more than $35 billion to researchers to study diseases, treatments and public health. But there’s one public health concern that hasn’t received funding in nearly two decades: firearm regulations. Firearms…
Scientific American Content: Global
Tackling Brain Disease in China
Neuroscientist Mu-Ming Poo discusses the China Brain Project and its goal of understanding brain diseases in the most populous country’s aging public. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Big Think
What Happens When You Give Basic Income to the Poor? Canada Is About to Find Out
Canada puts its money where its mouth is and prepares for a ‘no strings attached’ basic income trial that it hopes will break the cycle of poverty.  Read More
Curbed National
Oversized roof shields this Modernist-inspired home from downpours
Lovely Located an hour out from Auckland, New Zealand, this new-build by Melbourne-based studio MRTN is a nod to early modernism in the country, a reference perhaps immediately grasped in the flat, low-slung roof and warm wooden materials. Aptly named “House Under Eaves,” the house has an exaggerated…
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The New Rear Addition To This House Has A Creative Exterior
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Linksys CM3016 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem + B&H Photo Video $15 Gift Card $49.99
Linksys CM3016 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem + B&H Photo Video $15 Gift Card $49.99
SlashGear
TuneIn Radio adds offline listening support for podcasts
Podcasts are back in vogue, and listeners have numerous options for accessing them. TuneIn Radio is one such option, and it just received an update that makes it a bit more useful for regular podcast consumers: offline listening support. Thanks to this support, TuneIn Radio users can now download episodes…
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Facebook employees are unofficially trying to defeat fake news
Ever since America opted to elect that guy to its highest office, a lot of accusatory fingers have been pointed toward Facebook. After all, the social network has the attention of hundreds of millions of voters and has a reputation for proliferating propaganda. Mark Zuckerberg has refuted the accusation…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
miami architecture: zaha hadid, herzog & de meuron, and OMA make waves in florida
with miami art week just around the corner, we take a closer look at some of the region’s biggest projects. The post miami architecture: zaha hadid, herzog & de meuron, and OMA make waves in florida appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Computerworld
Reprisals against Apple in a U.S.-China trade war would be indirect
If the Chinese government retaliated against tariff increases by the United States, it would not take direct aim at Apple, an economist argued today.”For China, the best target is Boeing,” said Caroline Freund, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.Freund was responding…
Big Think
Steve Bannon’s Rise Caps the Triumph of “Yellow Journalism” over Traditional Media
Much news on the Internet is very similar to the dangerous “yellow journalism” of history.Read More
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Mashable
It’s time to stop blaming Facebook for fake news
These are things we know to be true: Facebook is increasingly a leading news source for many Americans. There is a crap-ton of fake and biased news on Facebook. Here’s what people are getting wrong: Facebook deserves all the blame. It’s Facebook’s fault that Donald Trump is now President-Elect….
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Dogs Are Sniffing Out These Paw-sitively Invasive Species of Mussel
There are some species of mussels in the United States that continually take over wherever they take up residence, and there’s a special canine task force assigned to keeping them in check. That’s […]
Digital Trends
Report says messaging apps were regularly blocked by governments in 2016
It looks like our governments have been a little more involved in messaging services we use than previously thought. According to a report from Freedom House, governments from a number of different countries routinely restricted the messaging apps their citizens were using. The internet freedom report…
Digital Trends
Apple has begun its massive purge of apps from the App Store
Apple’s great purge of App Store apps has well and truly begun. The company announced in September that it would be removing apps that no longer worked as intended or didn’t follow guidelines from the App Store, and that process began in October. So how many apps did the company remove? A massive 47,300….
Digital Trends
Line may not be focusing on the U.S., but it has impressive plans for expansion
If you have friends or family in Asia, chances are you’re already acquainted with Line, the Japanese messaging app that lets you communicate in stickers as well as in text. But for Americans who’ve yet to be exposed to Line, they may be waiting just a little while longer yet. That’s because Line CEO…
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Innovación Emergente | Tomás de Camino | TEDxPuraVidaSalon
Charla: Innovación Emergente El Dr. Tomás de Camino Beck, es investigador, biólogo matemático, de ciencias de computación, músico yproductor. Es profesor universitario y ha dirigido centros de investigación y laboratorios de fabricaciónademás de sus propias empresas. Ha publicado desde artículos científicos…
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Video juegos como agentes de cambio | Alberto, Andrés y Felipe Cartín | TEDxPuraVidaSalon
Charla Video Juegos como agentes de cambio Trillizos Alberto, Andrés y Felipe CartínDesarrolladores de videojuegos y apps. Desde hace mas de 10 años son parte de la industria de videojuegos en Costa Rica y se han destacado porla calidad de sus productos y liderazgo en la escena de desarrolladores independientes….
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El internet de las cosas y Big Data | Theodore Hope | TEDxPuraVidaSalon
Charla: El internet de las cosas y Big Data Theodore HopeIngeniero en computación y emprendedorEstadounidense, residente en Costa Rica. Máster en Ciencias de la Computación del InstitutoTecnológico de Georgia, EE.UU.Pionero de Internet en América Latina. Ha trabajado con tecnologías de información…
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Innovando con Blockchain | Gabriela Barrantes | TEDxPuraVidaSalon
Charla: Innovando con Blockchain Dra. Gabriela Barrantes es profesora de grado y posgrado de la UCR en la Escuela de Ciencias de la Computación e Informática. Además es investigadora del Centro de Investigaciones en Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicaciones. Obtuvo su grado de Bachiller en Computación…
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How we are encouraging addiction | Alaaddine El-Abd | TEDxCairo
Alaadine A. El-Abd is a behavioral therapist. He is certified by the NET Institute, USA. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in addiction, counseling, recovery support services, and clinical supervision at NET. Alaadine strongly believes in the scientific, evidence-based view on addiction….
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Gonex Road Mountain 24 Vent Adult Bike Helmet $24.99
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New Line of Star Trek Gear Allows You to Have that Tribble Fur Coat You’ve Always Wanted
Look how happy she is in that coat make from the skins of the universe’s fastest furry reproducer! That could be you. You could be a hero to the Klingon Empire in that thing.Read more…
The Next Web
Devialet’s NYC store brings its futuristic hi-fi audio to everyone
Devialet’s Phantom speakers made waves earlier this year due to their innovative, compact design that could throw out ridiculously low bass without muddying up the higher end of the audio spectrum. At $2,000 though, the speakers aren’t exactly cheap, so only lucky audiophiles with wide enough pockets…
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‘Minecraft’ game-making tutorial teaches kids how to code
Microsoft knows that Minecraft can get kids into programming, and it’s banking on that strategy again this year. It just teamed up with Code.org to introduce the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, a tutorial that teaches young newcomers (6 years old and up) how to create a simple game. The Designer uses…
Fast Company
Paging Dr. Algorithm: GE And UCSF Bring Machine Learning To Radiology
New technologies are providing opportunities to look at large datasets and predict how well patients will do. New technologies are providing opportunities to look at large datasets and predict how well patients will do.Would you trust an algorithm to help you with a medical diagnosis?…
Lifehacker
Pixelmator Adds Tabs, a New Smart Refine Feature, and Support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar
Mac: Pixelmator gets a handful of new features today, most notably finally adding in support for tabs. That comes alongside support for the new Touch Bar on MacBook Pros and a pretty nifty new smart refine selection tool. Read more…
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Snag Harman Kardon’s SoHo Headphones For 80% Off Their Original Price
Harman Kardon’s SoHo on-ear headphones were a pretty solid buy in 2013 when they debuted for $200. But for $40, they’re an absolute steal. A few different colors are available today, just be sure to get the one with the correct remote for your phone OS of choice.Read more…
Mises Institute
Brad Delong Labels Bastiat a Modern Liberal
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssBig GovernmentTaxes and SpendingBrad Delong Labels Bastiat a Modern LiberalHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionism 0 Views In a recent blog post, Brad Delong welcomes one Jason Kuznicki to the bizzaro world of bradford-delong.com: Grasping…
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Dummy Placeholder Batteries
Looking to mod your Nerf gun with some lithium-ion muscle? Or maybe just use a single, more powerful rechargeable battery in a device than normally runs on a pair of alkaline AAs? Dummy Batteries mimic the cylindrical shell, and conduct electricity like real batteries, so you can use them to fill voids…
BBC News – World
Nigeria Boko Haram: 75,000 children ‘risk dying of hunger’
Some 75,000 children in insurgency-hit northern Nigeria could die of hunger within months, UN says.
Man of Many
When a Chair is More Than a Chair – The Aeron Remastered
1994. A chair debuted that was unlike any the world had ever seen. The Aeron didn’t just change how people sat, but it changed what they thought a chair could be. The chair’s creators combined a deep knowledge of human-centric design with innovative technology to deliver a one-of-a-kind product. But…
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Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven w/ Double Infrared Heating $99.95
Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven w/ Double Infrared Heating $99.95
CNET News.com
Should I get a 4K TV now? – CNET
Not sure if you should upgrade to a new Ultra HD “4K” TV? Here’s a handy guide to figure it out.
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Edward Snowden: Augmented reality will bring political awareness – CNET
He doesn’t play much Pokemon Go, but the man who disclosed massive government spy programs thinks the game’s tech will change how we relate to the world.
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We Need to Stop Sending Unskilled Volunteers to Countries That Need Care
In the same week the US presidential election dominated headlines, at the International Association for Volunteer Effort conference in Mexico City, Shalil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, addressed the crowd, saying, “in the ecosystem of social good, there is room for every type of…
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The RCMP Is Using the Media to ‘Create Moral Panic’ About Encryption
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has turned to two of the country’s top media outlets to make their case for new surveillance capabilities in what critics say is a PR play orchestrated to sow public worry about privacy-boosting technology.Police in Canada have long pushed for broadened surveillance…
Latest news
Apple to offer two 5.5-inch iPhone models in 2017
A noted analyst covering Apple expects three new iPhone versions in 2017: one 4.7-inch model and two 5.5-inch models.
The Manual
This Year’s Best Cardigans
You never would’ve thought grandpa had swag, until now. The post This Year’s Best Cardigans appeared first on The Manual.
How-To Geek
Can You Losslessly Increase the Volume of MP3 Files?
There are few things as frustrating as listening to your favorite music and suddenly having one or more songs play at a lower volume. Is there an easy way to fix the volume problem without sacrificing quality? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a frustrated reader solve his volume problems.Click Here…
SlashGear
The 8 best PC games under $10 (Late 2016)
Buying a new game when you only have $10 to spare can be a tough proposition. Luckily, if you’re playing on PC, there are a number of games that go for a Hamilton or less. The problem then becomes separating the good from the bad, which can be tricky considering the sheer number of games on platforms…
9to5Mac
Apple releases third watchOS 3.1.1 developer beta for Apple Watch
Apple has released the third watchOS 3.1.1 beta for developers testing the pre-release software update for Apple Watch. watchOS 3.1.1 includes support for new Unicode 9.0 emoji as well as the ability to change skin tones when picking certain emoji characters. more…Filed under: Apple
The Awesomer
Obscure Units of Measurement
Link(PG-13: Language) The latest lesson from the Sam O’Nella Academy teaches us about a few of the crazier ways we’ve measured things over the years, then comes up with his own system of measurement. In other news, we don’t ever want to be stung by a bullet ant. More Awesome Stuff: Introduction to…
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Eviscerate Your Food Waste With This Deeply Discounted Garbage Disposal
You don’t see a ton of products on Amazon with over 5,000 reviews, but this Waste King garbage disposal manages a 4.6 star average from a boatload of customers, and it’s marked down to $95 right now, the best price we’ve seen outside of a couple of Gold Box deals.Read more…
PCWorld
Intel jams more horsepower in its monster 22-core processor
CPU performance increases were ignored for years, but AMD put them back on the map with its upcoming Zen chip. This has rubbed off on Intel in a good way. Intel’s taken its fastest server chip, the top-line 22-core Xeon E5-2699 v4 chip, and made some tweaks to squeeze out more CPU performance. It…
Computerworld
3D printer owners rate the best 14 machines
Online user community 3D Hubs has published its third annual 3D Printer Guide for 2017, based on reviews from 8,624 verified 3D printer owners of 513 different 3D printer models. Fourteen machines separated into five categories made it into the guide’s top 3D printers list for 2017. The categories…
Big Think
Here’s How to Make Sure the Popular Vote Always Elects America’s President
The Electoral College system is anachronistic, disillusioning, and unpopular. Here’s a better plan.   Read More
Newswise: SciNews
Game Theory Shows How Tragedies of the Commons Might be Averted
Lake Lanier in Georgia is the primary water reservoir serving suburban and metropolitan Atlanta. When the lake’s water level drops below a certain point, calls go out for water conservation and news reports show images of the red mud shoreline. In some affected counties, water restrictions are imposed….
Newswise: SciNews
Inactive Patents: Innovate More, Search Less
A new patent search tool developed by engineers at Michigan Technological University makes it easier to discover and track inactive patents. The team hopes that by initially streamlining inactive patent searches, it will foster and speed up innovation down the road – particularly in open source hardware.
Newswise: SciNews
Research Finds Zika Virus Can Live for Hours on Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces
The Zika virus is most commonly transmitted in humans as the result of a bite from an infected mosquito or from an infected human to another human. What is not well known is that the virus also can be transmitted via the environment if an individual is pricked with an infected needle or has an open cut…
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Pass the Time Waiting For Rogue One With This Totally Classy Star Wars Cuckoo Clock
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story doesn’t hit theaters until December 16, which means you’ve still got a few weeks to kill before you can get your Star Wars fix. You could continue on with your daily routine, being a productive member of society. Or you could just squander away all that valuable time by sitting…
Fast Company
A New Way To Pay To Get Hacked: Battalions Of Freelance Hackers
Synack, whose clients include the federal government, limits hack attempts to prescreened researchers working through logged connections. Synack, whose clients include the federal government, limits hack attempts to prescreened researchers working through logged connections.Bug…
Gizmodo
This Is the Dumbest MacBook Pro Complaint
The new MacBook Pro is far from perfect. It’s expensive, the Touch Bar feels like a gimmick, it’s not upgradable, and the USB-C ports means you’ll be stuck using dongles, at least in the short-term. These are all valid reasons for Mac fans to be unhappy with the new MacBook Pro. Read more…
Digital Trends
Amazon’s trade-in program now pays out instantly for games, tech, and books
Need some extra cash for your holiday shopping? Amazon is now issuing instant gift cards for customers who trade in used video games, laptops, and books via the company’s online storefront. Previously, Amazon required trade-in customers to wait 10 days before receiving payment, in order to account for…
Digital Trends
Wearable exoskeleton could let earthbound scientists control robots on space station
You know that whole chaos theory idea (okay, we saw it in an Ashton Kutcher movie) about how a butterfly flapping its wings in one part of the world can trigger a hurricane in another? Well, the 2016 equivalent is a project where scientists in Russia wear an exoskeleton to control a connected robot in…
Digital Trends
Freelance fliers: DroneBase’s new app pays aerial photographers to pilot drones
A startup company’s plans to pay drone pilots for aerial footage is taking off — DroneBase’s crowdsourced pilot and quadcopter program released a Pilot Dashboard app that connects drone owners with local businesses looking for aerial content. DroneBase allows businesses to crowdsource aerial photography…
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What if we use music as global language | Hamza Hawsawi | TEDxJeddah
Demonstrating music as global language that emerge between cultures and nations. This song made specially for TEDxJeddah event theme “What if” Talented Saudi Singer , X factor winner 2014 , song writer This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized…
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VA Backtracks on Funding Transgender Surgeries, But Not Because of the Election
It seems that when the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decided that it would change the rules and fund sex-change surgeries for transgender troops, it failed to account for something just a little bit important: paying for it. So now, apparently the VA is having to backtrack on a proposed rule…
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Panasonic Arc3 Wet/Dry Pivoting Head Shaver w/ 3-Blade Cutting System $39.99
Panasonic Arc3 Wet/Dry Pivoting Head Shaver w/ 3-Blade Cutting System $39.99
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OnePlus 3T unveiled: Mid-cycle upgrade seems well worth the modest upcharge
A new and improved OnePlus 3 has just been announced, but don’t write it off as a mid-cycle money grab. The new OnePlus 3T makes incremental improvements where it counts… Continue Reading OnePlus 3T unveiled: Mid-cycle upgrade seems well worth the modest upcharge Category: Mobile Technology …
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Fuel-cell drone is good to go for 10 hours
HES Energy Systems raised a few eyebrows last May, when it announced development of a fuel cell-powered quadcopter that could potentially stay airborne for four hours at a time. While we’re still waiting to see how that one turns out, the company has in the meantime unveiled a new fixed-wing…
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Wearable device boosts fat loss in obese diabetics
Though you can’t see it, visceral fat, the stuff that surrounds your internal organs, is the one you have to pay attention to, as too much of it can lead to an increased risk of developing Type II diabetes. For those with the disease, recent studies have shown that it is possible to reverse…
9to5Mac
Drop, a color picker utility for macOS, launches with Touch Bar support
Drop, a color picker for macOS, has launched today with support for the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. Built by the Tapity app development team, Drop serves as lightweight tool allowing user’s to quickly select and grab colors on-screen, while also switching between a multitude of color formats. Colors…
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Hard Graft Gym Bag Volume Two
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Oakley Radar Pace
Integrated microphone and touchscreen.
Mashable
Japanese factory sees crazy demand for Trump masks
In the wake of the presidential election, factories are struggling to keep up with the demand for Trump masks. One factory in particular has gone from producing roughly 40 masks a day to over 300.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Election 2016, Donald Trump, Japan, and Trump Masks
Lifehacker
PSA: Kids Shouldn’t Wear Winter Coats In Their Car Seat
The colder months are upon us, so you’ll want to bundle up your kids in some warm winter jackets. But when it’s time for them to get into their car seat, the jackets need to come off. It might be a pain, but it could save their life.Read more…
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Sony SS-CS3 3-Way Floor-Standing Speaker (Each) $118 (Bookshelf Speakers $108)
Sony SS-CS3 3-Way Floor-Standing Speaker (Each) $118 (Bookshelf Speakers $108)
Next Big Future
Korea unveils door-to-door self-driving taxi
A team from Seoul National University on Tuesday unveiled a door-to-door self-driving taxi for the first time in the nation. Called Snuber 2, it is an upgraded version of an app-based self-driving taxi Snuber developed in November 2015. The new autonomous car developed with Hyundai’s Genesis sedan is…
VentureBeat
Google Cloud is launching GPU-backed VM instances early in 2017
During a media briefing at a Google office in San Francisco today, Google announced that it will launch virtual machine (VM) instances that are backed by graphics processing units (GPUs) early in 2017 through its Google Cloud Platform public cloud. Competitors Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM SoftLayer,…
VentureBeat
The multiple stages of chatbot maturity
GUEST: Having a Siri-like bot for your business will be less and less impressive as time goes on. Leading brands are now investing in bots to solve real customer issues rather than offering simple answers. Building a conversational bot is a challenge, but it is the right thing to do. We are on the verge…
Big Think
Why Did the Religious Vote for Trump?
Donald Trump directly contradicts the biblical notion of charity. Yet Evangelicals, Mormons, Protestants, and White Catholics overwhelmingly voted for him.Read More
Mashable
Columbia University suspends wrestling team for racist, sexist text messages
For the second time in as many weeks, a men’s Ivy League athletic team has been suspended for making lewd comments. Columbia University suspended its wrestling team on Monday as officials investigated a series of text messages sent by team members. Sent on GroupMe and published by independent student…
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Shazam for Mac leaves the mic on after the app is turned off (updated)
Shazam brought its music-searching chops to the Mac over two years ago, but former NSA hacker and Mac security guru Patrick Wardle revealed this week that the app has a big flaw. With the version of the app for Apple desktops, the software keeps a computer’s microphone on after it a user turns it off….
BBC News – World
Nimrud: Iraqi troops visit destroyed ancient city
Iraqi troops discover the extent of Islamic State’s devastation of the historic city of Nimrud.
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Jos A. Bank Classic Collection Non-Iron Slim Fit Dress Shirt $9.99
Jos A. Bank Classic Collection Non-Iron Slim Fit Dress Shirt $9.99
Mashable
Your money after Trump: Stick to your plan
No outcome is ever truly assured, as everyone in America now knows. We can’t predict what our new president will do, or Congress, or the economy or the markets. All that uncertainty, though, means it’s a good time to review your investments to see if they still match your goals. If so, you probably…
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TOMS Apple Watch bands make your wrist look cool for a cause
TOMS, the fashion supplier that made its name on giving to those in need with each product purchased, is adding the Apple Watch to its repertoire.You can now choose from 10 new Apple Watch wristbands exclusive from TOMS – with a charitable donation included with each purchase – for both the 38mm or 42mm…
Mashable
Cops give brutally honest advice on how to avoid this internet scam
“If it seems to be too good to be true, it probably is.” The Bangor, Maine, Police Department gave some spot-on advice to local men who may fall victim to an internet scam that’s been going around recently. According to the cops, the scam starts on Facebook when a person receives a friend request from…
Next Big Future
Top Trump Advisor signals interest in possible cooperation with China’s One Belt One Road Global Infrastructure plans
A top adviser to US president-elect Donald Trump has lashed out at the Obama administration’s opposition to China’s economic diplomacy, especially the decision to stay away from The Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).In an opinion piece in the South China Morning Post on Friday,…
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Making Practical Science Education Accessible | Charles Ofori | TEDxAdum
Charles talks about creating profitable solutions to the problem we face and how he did it. With his team, they have developed a novel product that takes a science lab and places it in the hands of young students.   At a young age of 18 Charles won the Brong Ahafo Regional youth Achiever award for…
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Challenging the Status quo and Winning. | Kofi Adu Domfeh | TEDxAdum
Kofi Adu Domfeh, a journalist, shares how to challenge the status quo and rise above the ordinary to be the best you can be in all you do. Kofi Adu Domfeh is a Development Journalist and Communications Professional. He has worked with local and international media organizations for radio, TV and online…
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What to do with your weird ideas. | Isaac Immanuel Opuni Frimpong | TEDxAdum
This video is about what to do with your weird ideas i.e. how to get inspiration from the odd thoughts we sometimes have that we think are not valuable. Blogger Graphic Designer & Tech Enthusiast. Hes the co-founder of Opuniimagine Leadership Organisation. Hes also the founder of Life in Kumasi,…
Digital Trends
Ever think of owning your own fleet of rental cars? You can with Turo
Have you ever wanted to drive a Nissan GT-R, a BMW M6, or a Ferrari 348TS? Good luck finding one to rent at a big name national rental agency. Maybe you would like to rent a 2004 Honda Element for a camping vacation. Whatever your car preference, the Turo peer-to-peer car rental marketplace was created…
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Patagonia Pre-Black Friday Sale – up to 50% off Apparel & Accessories + Extra 15% off
Patagonia Pre-Black Friday Sale – up to 50% off Apparel & Accessories + Extra 15% off
Reason.com Full Feed
Donald Trump’s Debt Denialism
“[Donald Trump] has no plans to reduce the drivers of our future debt,” says Mercatus Center Senor Fellow and Reason columnist Veronique de Rugy, “and these are Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.” While it’s still too early to suss out the details of Trump’s plan, the fact that he “has no plan…
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Rand Paul Opposes Giuliani and Bolton, Trump and Political Correctness, Hero Hillary: P.M. Links
Sen. Rand Paul is totally opposed to both John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani as secretary of state candidates. But Giuliani is apparently the leading contender. The Wall Street Journal likes my theory about how political correctness explains Trump’s rise. Trump voters: Yep, we hate political correctness….
BBC News – World
Canadian octogenarian digs his own grave
An 89-year-old Canadian has made headlines for digging his own grave, despite being in good health.
Inside Science
BRIEF: Solar Cells That You Can Wear
BRIEF: Solar Cells That You Can Wear A team of researchers developed solar cells and batteries that can be weaved into fabrics brief.jpg Image credits: UCF Rights information: https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/126853.php…
TechCrunch
AI-powered virtual assistant, Mezi, pivots to focus on travel
 A startup that originally launched as an AI-powered virtual assistant, Mezi, has pivoted to focus on travel only. And why not? There’s little to do online that’s more annoying than booking flights, hotels and everything else you need just to take a break, or be somewhere for work. Mezi’s newly designed…
Gizmodo
How We Might One Day Communicate With Liquids
A new machine designed at Stanford University sends digital messages without electronics, using common household chemicals. Eventually, similar systems could allow tiny devices to communicate inside the body, or be adapted to environments in which traditional electronics break down.Read more…
Next Big Future
Blood from young people have protein factors that rejuvenate the function and tissue of old organisms
Blood plasma from young people has been found to rejuvenate old mice, improving their memory, cognition, and physical activity. The method has the potential to be developed into a treatment for people, says Sakura Minami of Alkahest, the company behind the work.Previous research has found that stitching…
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Engadget presents the Best of CES 2017!
The Consumer Electronics Show is just two months away, which means it’s time once again for us here at Engadget to kick CES planning into high gear. Not only are we excited to get our hands on the latest gadgets and gear at the country’s biggest tech…
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These Posters for Sequels We’ll Never See May Restore Your Faith in Creativity
Two years ago, Los Angeles art gallery iam8bit presented a great idea: an art show filled with work based on sequels that don’t actually exist. They called it SEQUEL—and now that show has its own sequel.Read more…
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Found: van Gogh’s lost sketchbook
In 2013, art historian Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov was asked to look at some drawings that may have been done by Vincent van Gogh. What she found was an entire sketchbook containing 65 drawings done by the artist during his time spent in Provence. As Welsh-Ovcharov began the painstaking process of…
FiveThirtyEight
No, Voter Turnout Wasn’t Way Down From 2012
Stories are still circulating a week after the election that turnout fell sharply from 2012. That’s almost certainly not true. The confusion is the result of news outlets trying to pin down voter turnout figures quickly in a system that doesn’t count millions of votes until weeks after the election.Approximately…
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Sitka Gear Layout Jacket and Pants
Sitka Gear Layout Jacket and PantsThe complex strategy, planning and harsh conditions that accompany hunting open fields led to the development of the Layout Jacket and Pant. Sitka GroundShield Insulation keeps points of contact with the frozen ground from becoming cold spots, and heavily reinforced…
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Space station caught eclipsing supermoon – CNET
The moon is as big and bright as the International Space Station is small and fast, but that didn’t stop one ambitious photographer from capturing both.
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Guide to America’s wizarding world in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ – CNET
Harry Potter fans know the wizarding world of Britain well, but the magical structure in the US is laid out for the first time in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Here’s a primer on America’s wizards and magical creatures.
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Plantronics GameCom P80 Wireless Gaming Headset (PC, Mac, PS4) $27.99
Plantronics GameCom P80 Wireless Gaming Headset (PC, Mac, PS4) $27.99
SlashGear
Star Wars VR: Rogue One X-Wing experience comes in 8K
This afternoon the folks at ILMxLAB have released their first Star Wars Rogue One experience for YouTube VR and Daydream. Users of most any VR headset will be able to play this video and experience it with ease – just so long as they’re prepared to stay connected to the web. This video is sponsored in…
Lifehacker
Why Everyone Is Suggesting You Should Get an IUD While You Still Can
You may have heard people suggesting that if you want to be sure you’ll have birth control for the next four years, you should book your IUD insertion appointment now. That’s because January will bring a new political era, and possibly changes in how insurance companies cover birth control.If You Want…
Gear Patrol
How to Buy Your First Thanksgiving Turkey
When it comes to buying your first Thanksgiving turkey, questions abound. We’re here to help. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
What You Need to Know About the New PlayStation VR
Sony’s excellent VR system will take you where you want to go, for a (relatively) small fee. …Read More »
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Scientists build smartphone user profiles by studying their dirty screens
Smartphones really are filthy things. Their screens are so good at gathering up microbes that they actually carry around 10 times the bacteria of most toilet seats. This is bad news if licking your smartphone screen is a favorite past time, but good news if you’re in the forensic science game…
Macworld
23% off MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths For Screens and Other Delicate Surfaces, 30 Pack – Deal Alert
This extremely soft, high-quality 6×7 microfiber cloth from MagicFiber absorbs and safely removes dust, oil smudges, fingerprints, and dirt from eyeglasses, camera lenses, computer screens, televisions, and other delicate surfaces without any harsh chemicals. It’s machine or hand washable, and is built…
Founterior
Shutters or Curtains. Know The Pros and Cons
  Security is a concern for everyone, especially those who own businesses and shops for example selling expensive clothing or […] The post Shutters or Curtains. Know The Pros and Cons appeared first on Founterior.
Founterior
The A-Z Guide for Moving to a New Place
  If you’ve just landed a new dream job, you should be proud of yourself for working hard to achieve […] The post The A-Z Guide for Moving to a New Place appeared first on Founterior.
Founterior
The Best Way To Deal With Cluttered Space
Needless to say, homeowners would rather their property didn’t become filled with clutter and waste. Clutter can make a home […] The post The Best Way To Deal With Cluttered Space appeared first on Founterior.
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Garmin nuvi 57LM 5″ Portable GPS Navigation w/ Lifetime Maps $89.99
Garmin nuvi 57LM 5″ Portable GPS Navigation w/ Lifetime Maps $89.99
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Boost well-being by buying experiences rather than stuff
Science proves that buying for the sake of doing, rather than having, cultivates gratitude and generosity.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
This company converts coffee cherry pulp into a nutritious (flourless) flour
The pulp of the coffee fruit, which is usually a waste product, becomes CoffeeFlour, a nutrient-dense gluten-free flour.
Reason.com Full Feed
Five Horrifically Bad Foreign Policy Ideas That Should Disqualify John Bolton From Being Secretary of State
Former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton is reportedly on the Trump administration’s short list for secretary of state. Even though no official announcement has been made, Bolton’s consideration is already drawing rebukes from libertarian-minded Republicans like U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, who on Tuesday called…
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Hawai’i researchers link quality of coastal groundwater with reef degradation on Maui
Land-use practices on tropical oceanic islands can have large impacts on reef ecosystems, even in the absence of rivers and streams. Land-based pollutants, such as fertilizers and chemicals in wastewater, infiltrate into the groundwaters beneath land and eventually exit into nearshore ecosystems as submarine…
Computerworld
47% off CyberPower CSP600WSU Surge Protector 6-AC Outlet Swivel with 2 USB (2.1A) Charging Ports – Deal Alert
The CyberPower Professional Series CSP600WSU Surge Protector is ideal for Home/ Office protection with 1200 joules, 6 swivel outlets, 2 USB charge ports (2.1 Amp shared), and a convenient wall tap design. The surge protector is ideal for protecting personal computers, phones/ fax/ modems, printers,…
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De-Colonizing Freedom | Nathalie Etoke | TEDxConnecticutCollege
The roots of the American experience are irrevocably tied to race. In her talk, Etoke reminds us that the racial tensions that define our present are only the most recent manifestation of a centuries long struggle to affirm black humanity. A history that must be known in order to grasp America’s current…
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Making Safe Nuclear Power from Thorium | Thomas Jam Pedersen | TEDxCopenhagen
Thomas Jam Pedersen, engineer and co-founder of Copenhagen Atomics, was skeptical at first upon discovering and reading about thorium energy, which is present everywhere in the world and could technically provide an inexpensive energy supply for everyone for thousand years. While the world is still…
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“Reconstructing history via population genetics”. | Armen Martirosian | TEDxYerevan
Using the most current tool in the arsenal of those investigating history, Armen Martirosian discusses the methodology and techniques employed by genetics to reconstruct the emergence and development of the Armenian population and the global implications related to it. Armen Martirosian is a repat,…
Digital Trends
Dust not included: Decaso is your new online destination for luxury antiques
Hitting the road in search of the perfect set of collectible furniture is about to be a thing of the past now that a thoroughly vetted team of antique and modernism dealers has launched an innovative new online marketplace. Called Decaso, as in the Decorative Arts Society, this new avenue for hunting…
Digital Trends
Mercedes might already be planning its Formula E entry
New information suggests Mercedes has already begun gathering up intelligence for its potential Formula E entry. Although Mercedes won’t be able to join Formula E until 2018 at the earliest, a new report from Motorsports.com says Mercedes F1 engineering leads Neil Martin and Steve Clark were present…
SlashGear
Hulu for Android gets Daydream VR support
Hulu has been available in virtual reality for a while, depending of course on which headset you have. With the company’s latest Android app update, Daydream View owners can now watch Hulu content using their VR headset, getting the same experience that you get with, for example, the Samsung Gear VR….
BBC News – World
Ford to push ahead with Mexico move despite Trump threat
Ford still plans to move some production to Mexico despite Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs.
Tools and Toys
Hoka Conquest 2 Running Shoes
A few years ago, the trend was moving towards minimalist running shows. Now, the pendulum is swinging back the other way. The Hoka One One Conquest 2 is my current running shoe. The oversized midsole is up to 2.5 times the volume of standard running shoes, and I can tell! My previous shoes (Nike Pegasus)…
Scientific American Content: Global
How Myths Evolve Over Time and Migrations
Julien D’Huy, of the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, talks about the use of evolutionary theory and computer modeling in the comparative analysis of myths and folktales, the subject of… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
TechSpot
Level up your gaming experience, get Razer’s Kraken headset for $40
Now only $40, Razer’s Kraken Gaming Headset will take your gameplay to the next level with an immersive, virtual surround sound experience.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Nanotechnology enables powerful and portable sterilization equipment
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Facebook might not detect fake news, but this Chrome extension will
As Facebook continues to roil over the idea that fake news on the social network could have had any effect on the U.S. presidential election, one Chrome extension is stepping in.  The “B.S. Detector” Chrome extension, a new project released on Tuesday, claims to identify and flag fake news online. …
Dornob
A New High: Elevating House Rises 5 Feet Off the Ground to Escape Flooding
Anytime you decide you’re going to build in a flood zone, you have to think about the worst…
Lifehacker
This Sturdy Crust Holds Its Own Against Juicy Fillings
You have a lot of crust options when making pies from scratch and, while most are delicious, some are a little flimsy, and may not hold up super well to wetter fillings. To build a pie that can hold its own against juicy fillings, try the ultra-crisp, ultra-flavorful, ultra-sturdy hot water crust.Read…
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The Tire Ski Jump
LinkWe’re currently in Tokyo for a few days, so there’s no better time to feature this hilarious bit of old Japanese TV in which they launched a series of car and truck tires down a ski ramp to see how far they would fly. We’re pretty sure this is how Katamari Damacy started. More Awesome Stuff: Playing…
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Intel announces new investment $250M in autonomous driving
“Data is literally the new oil,” Intel CEO CEO Brian Krzanich declares, announcing the investment at the LA Auto Show’s AutoMobility conference.
Popular Science
Robot flying taxi takes its first autonomous flight
Aviation An air mule by any other name Formerly known as the “Air Mule,” this is a flying taxi, or maybe a future unmanned ambulance.
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Game Golf Live Tracking System $109.99
Game Golf Live Tracking System $109.99
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Hundreds of hate attacks recorded in US since election
A US hate-attack monitor documents hundreds of incidents targeting minorities since the election.
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Libertarian Party Breaks Half a Million Registered Voters
The Libertarian Party (L.P.) started 2016 with around 411,000 registered voters. After a year of Trump and Clinton and the Libertarian’s Johnson/Weld campaign with its record over 4 million votes for the L.P., nearly 100,000 other voters have seen wisdom in registering Libertarian. According to…
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Teacher communication with parents consistent with racial stereotypes
Teachers communicate with parents not just based on a student’s academic performance and behaviors, but also based on parents’ racial and immigrant backgrounds, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Researchers discover new antibiotics by sifting through the human microbiome
Most antibiotics in use today are based on natural molecules produced by bacteria—and given the rise of antibiotic resistance, there’s an urgent need to find more of them. Yet coaxing bacteria to produce new antibiotics is a tricky proposition. Most bacteria won’t grow in the lab. And even when they…
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Rose family study leads to new understanding of fruit diversity across geological time
Among flowering plants, the rose family (called Rosaceae) displays an incredible diversity, including classic reds like the American beauty. But in addition to ornamentals making the perfect romantic gift, the Rosaceae family also includes vital staples of worldwide diets and cash crop economies. They…
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In world of internet-enabled things, US says security needed
The Obama administration urged companies on Tuesday to make millions of devices safe from hacking, underscoring the risks posed by an increasingly bewildering array of internet-connected products permeating daily life, covering everything from fitness trackers to computers in automobiles.
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Dutch firm unveils concept space suit for Mars explorers
Dutch company Mars One, which aims to send people to the Red Planet within a decade, on Tuesday unveiled its first concept for a space suit to protect humans “under the most difficult conditions.”
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Swimmers worth their salt cross shrinking Dead Sea
A group of swimmers braved the sting of extremely salty waters to cross the Dead Sea from Jordan to Israel on Tuesday, a seven-hour challenge that organisers described as a first.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Hawaii land board seeks quick dismissal of telescope appeal
Hawaii’s land board is urging the state Supreme Court to quickly dismiss an appeal by opponents of a proposed telescope on a dormant Big Island volcano that is viewed as sacred by some Native Hawaiians.
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Facebook’s fake news problem: What’s its responsibility?
Facebook is under fire for failing to rein in fake and biased news stories that some believe may have swayed the presidential election. Its predicament stems from this basic conundrum: It exercises great control over the news its users see, but it declines to assume the editorial responsibility that…
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Amazon’s Alexa hops into your Hyundai with Blue Link skill – Roadshow
With its new skill, connected Hyundai owners can start, charge or warm up cars with nothing more than an Alexa-enabled device and one’s own voice.
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Is the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar revolutionary? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast) – CNET
Bonus content! We talk to Editor Dan Ackerman, the author of CNET’s full review of the new MacBook Pro.
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Our Amazing Bodies | Helen Fields | TEDxTallaght
Helen Fields talks passionately about how our minds can control and heal our bodies. Everything is connected. Nothing is separate. Helen has had a long career in healthcare, MSc in Advanced Surgical Care and 25 years’ experience of complementary health practices and personal development. No stranger…
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Your planet: Your future | Gary Tyrell | TEDxTallaght
Gary Tyrrell talks passionately about why we should connect with the beauty of nature around us. A Tallaght native, Gary has spent most of his life living in the area, He has always been an admirer of the outstanding natural beauty that his locality has to offer. Ever since he was a young boy scout,…
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Our Hydrogen Future | Mike Lyons | TEDxTallaght
The development of a real alternative to fossil fuels is perhaps the greatest technological challenge faced by humanity at present. Now, researchers at CRANN, the Nanoscience Institute based at Trinity College Dublin have developed a material which enhances the splitting of water at a very low energy…
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You probably are more intelligent than you think you are | Barbara Moynihan | TEDxTallaght
On the seven types of intelligence and why our education system only looks at two of these types. Things need to change. Barbara is the founder of OnYourFeet.ie, a presentations training company based in Dublin with clients across Ireland and the UK. Barbara has a natural talent for helping people…
Digital Trends
Luxury apartments in Los Angeles come with smart robot butlers
Ever wondered what kind of amenities you could expect if you rented a luxury apartment for $25,000 per month? California-based robotics company Savioke has your answer — and it’s a smart robot butler called Charley. Charley is a “Relay” model room service robot, capable of delivering everything from…
Digital Trends
With its latest acquisition, Samsung wants to make texting more like using WhatsApp
Samsung is on an acquisition roll — the company recently announced the $8 billion acquisition of Harman International, but Harman isn’t the only business it bought out. It also purchased a Rich Communications Services business from NewNet Communication Technologies. The business, called NewNet Canada,…
Digital Trends
EA can’t predict the future for Nintendo’s upcoming Switch hybrid game console
When the original Wii hit the streets, Nintendo was praised for being innovative. Third-party developers seemed eager to shove their games on the console at first, but eventually they began to notice that owners were more focused on more generalized motion-based titles than hardcore experiences. The…
Mashable
Smart ‘spider’ dress protects your precious personal space
If you crave personal space but have trouble expressing it, there’s a dress out there that sets physical boundaries for you.  Fashion tech designer Anouk Wipprecht created the “Spider Dress,” a garment that features claw-like plastic arms which react when someone comes close to the wearer. On…
ReadWrite
For real industrial internet insight: don’t just capture data, use it
Industrial operators already have mountains of data and its only getter bigger. A recent report by GE and Accenture found that for 80 to 90 percent of companies, Big Data analytics is among the top three priorities, and 76 percent expect their investment to increase over the next year. Data holds powerful…
SlashGear
2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid priced up for eco-luxury next year
Cadillac has taken the wraps off its newest electrified car, and after the underwhelming reception to the ELR, it’s taking no chances this time around. The 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is set to hit North American dealerships in the spring of next year, taking the previously-released and well-received…
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Flash Physics: Asteroid missions, mathematical physicist bags C N R Rao Prize, ultrashort electron emission
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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Self-balancing motorbike makes a stand
Are you one of those people who like the idea of a motorcycle, but aren’t comfortable with the whole “keeping your balance” thing? If you are, then Thrustcycle Enterprises’ GyroCycle may be for you. Already existent in working prototype form, the self-balancing electric motorbike may be commercially…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
My first earprint: A review of the Even H1 headphones
As anyone looking for a holiday gift for a music lover knows, there are a lot of headphones out there. In such a crowded market, manufacturers have a tough time standing apart from the pack. UK-based headphone maker Even has found a unique way to, um, be heard out there, however. Its earphones…
TechSpot
Twitter expands ‘mute’ functionality, retrains support staff, makes it easier to report harassment
Twitter on Tuesday announced a handful of additional measures it is taking in an effort to try and curb the amount of abuse, bullying and harassment that has plagued the microblogging platform for years.
Acquire
Outlier’s latest collection is for the technically-minded gentleman
What a real James Bond would wear.Photos: Emiliano Granado for OutlierIf a real-life James Bond were called to action the last thing he would want to wear is a restricting suit that might look great, but performs poorly. This is where Outlier’s latest garments come in. Their newest collection updates…
Lifehacker
Reframe “Negative” Emotions as “Difficult” Emotions
Nobody likes being sad, angry, or heartbroken. If you want to give yourself a leg up on getting through troubling times, a simple mental reframe can help you see the light at the end of the tunnel.Ethan Nichtern, author of The Road Home and senior teacher in Shambhala Buddhism, recommends a method conceptualized…
Next Big Future
Russia indicates that they are matching US hard and soft military exoskeleton development
Russian designers are to present the third-generation Ratnik (“Warrior”) combat gear to the world in seven years, the TASS news agency has reported (in Russian), citing the press service of the Central Research Institute for Precision Machine Building (TsNIITochMash, a subsidiary of the Rostec state…
Joe’s Daily
Shure SE215m+SPE Sound Isolating Earphones
The Shure Special Edition SE215m+SPE Sound Isolating Earphones arrived at the office for review, and couldn’t have come at a better time. I just picked up the iPhone 7 Plus, and though I like Apple’s Earbuds, they lack the performance I’ve been looking for. The Special Edition SE215m+SPE features…
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Oxford University will offer free online courses in 2017
The highest ranked university in the world will soon join prestigious institutions like Berkeley, Harvard and MIT in offering free massive open online courses (MOOCs). Starting in February 2017, Oxford University will partner with nonprofit online learning platform edX to teach a freely available economics…
SlashGear
Samsung ‘Family Care’ parental control app tipped for Galaxy phones
If you give your child an Android device, you can download a parental controls app from the Play Store and use that to set limitations for the device, as well as monitor what your child is doing. Samsung is planning to launch its own similar app, according to a new report, and it’ll be called ‘Family…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tips on protecting devices from hackers
Billions of fitness trackers, medical implants, surveillance cameras, home appliances, thermostats, baby monitors and computers in automobiles now are connected as part of a rapidly expanding “internet of things.”
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Everglades mangroves worth billions in fight against climate change
When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in Everglades National Park and it’s in the billions.
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The future of automotive is mobility
There’s a paradigm shift happening in the automotive world. Cars, as we know them, will soon be joined by things that look and function nothing like them. For years, we’ve heard terms like “mobility” and “electric” and “autonomous” bandied about, but at the 2016 LA Auto Show, it’s getting real. Really…
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Wings are just a detail | Lex Gillette | TEDxSanDiego
Achieving goals often requires taking risks, but all too often in life, we’re afraid to take that shot in the dark. Blind since the age of 8, Lex Gillette was determined not to let that fact keep him from achieving his goals. In this talk, Lex invites us to close our eyes, and envision our highest potential,…
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Innovation beyond borders | Regina Bernal | TEDxSanDiego
Innovation is often thought of within a local context, but in the border region that spans San Diego and Tijuana, entrepreneurs see the world from a very different perspective. In her talk, Regina reveals how the power of innovation, when based on friendship and bi-national cooperation, can benefit both…
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Human stories of homelessness | Sammie Rayner | TEDxSacramentoSalon
Homelessness is not intractable. Sammie Raynor, shares insights gained from working with the poor in Africa, and on the streets back home. There are solutions within reach, and some cities are independently reducing homelessness. Sammie Rayner is passionate about using technology, compassion, and common…
Gizmodo
Stormfront On Steve Bannon’s Appointment: “It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This”
Since its founding by a former Ku Klux Klan leader in 1996, Stormfront has been the internet’s premier watering hole for white nationalists and neo-Nazis everywhere. It is also, apparently, full of soon-to-be White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s very biggest fans.Read more…
The Awesomer
Freedrum
Price: $89+  | PledgeA pair of tiny and wireless sensors that let you play drums using only drumsticks and a MIDI smartphone app such as GarageBand. It works with both iOS and Android. You can even buy a second pair and strap them to your feet to mimic pedals. More Awesome Stuff: ROLI BlocksVoxarray…
The Awesomer
LEGO Pixel Displays
LinkLEGO builder D FB shows off an amazing contraption which uses LEGO bricks to flip pixels on a display. There’s a motorized scroller version, and a hand-cranked one. Learn about how it works on the Eurobricks forum. More Awesome Stuff: LEGO Pizza Vending MachineLEGO Pop-up CastleLEGO Planets ContraptionThe…
Lifehacker
Remains of the Day: Twitter Adds New Muting Tools to Curb Harassment
In an effort to address the online abuse that has plagued Twitter for years—particularly during the election season—they are adding new ways to mute conversation threads and report abuse. That and more in today’s news.You can now mute entire conversations or specific keywords on Twitter so that they…
Geek.com
Geek deals roundup: Save on TVs, PCs, and more before Black Friday
We’re a little over a week away from Black Friday now, and the deals are really ramping up. If you’re looking for a new TV, PC, or tablet, there’s no reason to wait. […]
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BMW expands its ReachNow car-share service to Brooklyn
At the LA Auto Show today, BMW announced that its car-sharing service, ReachNow is expanding to Brooklyn starting today. The city joins Seattle and Portland as municipalities that have access to BMWs and Minis for one-way rentals within a set geograp…
TechCrunch
Indiegogo enlists MicroVentures for a new investment platform
 For sites like Indiegogo, supporting a project generally means a pat on the back, a t-shirt or, best-case scenario, an early delivery of whatever it is that company is selling. Leveraging a recently passed securities rule signed into law by President Obama some six months back (part of the 2012 JOBS…
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Ask Alexa for the value of pi (if you have time to kill) – CNET
Get comfortable. Amazon’s Alexa assistant gives a long-winded, not entirely literal answer when you request the value of pi.
Gizmodo
Facebook Asks the Big Questions
*hits the bong*Read more…
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Chamberlain CWA2000 Wireless Motion Alert System $29.37
Chamberlain CWA2000 Wireless Motion Alert System $29.37
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We Finally Know How London’s Famous Killer Fog Formed
On December 5th, 1952, a veil of fog rolled over the city of London. It was the start of the deadliest air pollution disaster in British history, and more than sixty years later, an international team of chemists has figured out why.Read more…
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Google Wifi: price, release date and features
Update: The Google Wifi router is officially up for preorder in the US! You can reserve your router through Amazon, Best Buy, the Google Store and Walmart. Note you can either purchase a single router for $129, or a 3-pack for $299. Look for the Google Wifi to release on December 6. Google has yet another…
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Lucid Motors’ super-secret car makes an appearance
Automotive startup, Lucid Motors dropped by the LA Auto Show with its super-secret sedan today. Because it’s electric and doesn’t have a traditional engine taking up space, the company has designed the car to have a smaller footprint that a luxury sedan like the BMW 7-Series. But, boasts the roughly…
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US House Republicans back Paul Ryan for new term as Speaker
Republican members of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously chose Paul Ryan to keep his job as Speaker, following the party’s victory at the polls last week, the House GOP conference announced.
Next Big Future
Carnival of Space 483
1. Universe Today – Preview: Comet 45P/Honda–Mrkos–Pajdušáková Brightens in DecemberComet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková From October 1st, 2011 taken with a 10″/3.8 Newtonian and CCD imager. Image credit and copyright: Michael Jäger.2. Wall Street Journal – Make the Solar System Great AgainTwo policy advisors…
Digital Trends
Forgot to set the DVR? With Google Fiber TV’s new mobile apps, it doesn’t matter
If you’re fortunate enough to have Google Fiber available in your city but you aren’t a user of Fiber TV, it might be time for another look. Google rolled out new Fiber TV apps for iOS and Android on Tuesday, adding new features and generally making for a better overall experience for users. The Fiber…
Digital Trends
Akitio’s Node is a Thunderbolt 3 external GPU dock for mobile gaming
In that past, if you wanted to game on the go then your options were limited. You could drag around a desktop gaming rig, with all of the accompanying hassle. You could also buy a gaming notebook that was likely relatively underpowered, was bulky, and offered poor battery life — or all three. Today,…
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Haptics in Virtual Reality | Kiuk Gwak | TEDxKAIST
The only haptics (forms of interactions that involve touch) technology that we use in daily life is the vibration from our phones. Talk about the potential and limitations of haptic devices. Furthermore, discuss how the limitations of haptic technology can be overcome using visual and auditory technology….
TechCrunch
Context is key for valuations
 For most of the past five years, investors in software companies prized revenue growth above all else. Investors were more than willing to overlook near-term profitability (or lack thereof) in favor of an acute focus on growth. As a result, entrepreneurs were encouraged to invest in building massive…
Mises Institute
Instead of Draining the Swamp, the GOP is Greasing the Wheels
A A Tags Big GovernmentHome | Feed | Blog.rssInstead of Draining the Swamp, the GOP is Greasing the Wheels 0 Views Donald Trump may have found electoral success campaigning as a political outsider ready to “drain the swamp,” but his first week as President-elect indicates that a Trump…
TechSpot
Nvidia GeForce 375.86 drivers are Game Ready for Steep
Nvidia has launched a new set of WHQL-approved GeForce graphics drivers today, bringing support for Ubisoft’s upcoming snowboarding game Steep. We haven’t heard a lot about Steep in this year’s holiday gaming period, however the extreme sports title will be released on December 2nd following an open…
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Overuse and misuse of antibiotics leading to rise of resistant strains of pathogenic bacteria
Prolonged preventive antibiotics after surgical incision closure do not prevent infections, but they do change the composition of bacteria in the host at other anatomic locations. The result is resistant colonization of the patient and potentially an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria, shown…
Lifehacker
Two Things You Can Do to Avoid Knee Pain When You Run
If your knees are hurting every time you head out for a run, something isn’t right. Fortunately, there are a couple big things you can do to prevent the pain in the future.In this video from the Tech Insider YouTube channel, running coach and former Olympian John Henwood explains what usually causes…
Man of Many
Top Click Frenzy Deals, Discounts & Coupons in Australia
If you’re not already familiar, midway through November, Aussie brands have some pretty ridiculous discounts on offer for a “Click Frenzy” promotion. Below we’ve listed out the best deals we could find for you to take advantage of! Some are only valid for a limited time so jump in quick! Nike –  Up to…
BBC News – World
BBC World Service announces biggest expansion ‘since the 1940s’
The BBC World Service launches 11 new language services in its biggest expansion “since the 1940s”.
TechCrunch
Levie on what Trump could mean for tech
 Like many leaders in Silicon Valley, Box CEO Aaron Levie was a vocal supporter of Secretary Clinton. But after the shocking U.S. election outcome, the industry has been reflecting about what the next president could mean for the community.   We sat down with Levie for an interview at Box headquarters…
Digital Trends
Sprint looks to beat the Black Friday madness with discounts and deals aplenty
With retailers seemingly announcing their Black Friday deals earlier and earlier with each passing year, it is not a huge shocker that Sprint decided to do the same this year, with some deals available now. Starting with the highlight, Sprint will take 50 percent off the HTC Bolt on November 24 and…
Digital Trends
Create a 3D model of your home in mere minutes with Canvas app for iOS
Anyone who has followed tech trends for some time will be familiar with the concept of “killer apps,” referring to those software applications which are so darn compelling that they give your average user a reason to go out and buy a particular piece of hardware. With Canvas, augmented reality startup…
Next Big Future
Carnival of Nuclear Energy 334
1. Forbes – James Conca – Renewable Energy Will Do Just Fine In President Trump’s AmericaEnergy did not make any difference in who we chose for President on Tuesday. But the energy sector won biggly, nonetheless. Under a Trump Presidency, U.S. climate change policy and goals will evaporate, as will the…
Mashable
Twitter imagines Trump narrating ‘Planet Earth’ for the lulz
“Beautiful river. Beautiful. Water coming out of its gulf. Water coming out of its whatever.” It’s not hard to imagine President-elect Donald Trump saying that … if he was narrating a nature documentary in a parallel universe. That musing about the Mississippi River and other hilarious tidbits have…
VentureBeat
3 factors limiting AI adoption
GUEST: It seems like we’ve perennially been on the edge of major breakthroughs in AI (artificial intelligence), virtual reality, personal robots, and other such cool tech for the past two decades. The first set of science fiction imaginings came true rather rapidly — think trans-continental air travel,…
VentureBeat
These 6 new technology rules will govern our future
GUEST: Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We are already seeing how computing, sensors, artificial intelligence, and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives. As we undergo this…
VentureBeat
Jack Dorsey selling 7% of his Square stock, with some proceeds going to fund his foundation
Square announced today that its chief executive, Jack Dorsey, will be selling approximately 7 percent of his stock over the next 12 months. The move is designed for “financial and tax planning purposes,” but will also allow Dorsey to invest more into his Start Small Foundation. Established prior to…
VentureBeat
Can a chatbot have feelings?
GUEST: Computers have been pretending to have feelings since the first Macintosh computer screen showed a smiley face on startup back in 1984. Or maybe earlier, if you count Star Wars‘ R2-D2 and C-3PO (though it took human actors inside to make those feelings come out). Almost as long as people have…
Mashable
This surreal image of Saturn is not a painting
Saturn is perhaps the most photogenic planet in our solar system, and a new photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft shows the world off in a big way.  Bands of clouds look like they were painted on the planet in the new photo, which shows Saturn’s north pole dominated by the planet’s hexagonal jet stream…
Next Big Future
The F-35 stealth fighter was the only major weapons program Trump questioned
The F-35 stealth fighter built by Lockheed Martin was the only major weapons program Trump questioned during the campaign, even as he espoused the need for a larger Army and more warships. In an October 2015 interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, Trump criticized the jet’s costs and said he heard “that…
Next Big Future
Google forms artificial intelligence group for Google Cloud
Alphabet’s Google announced the formation of an artificial intelligence group for Google Cloud, the tech company’s latest gambit to increase its market share in the lucrative cloud computing business.Diane Greene, who leads Google’s cloud business, announced the team at an event at the company’s facilities…
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Frank Gehry might bail on the U.S. now that Trump’s been elected
Frank Gehry has revealed that French president Francois Hollande has given him his word that he could self-exile to France now that Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. […] With the bleak prognostic becoming a reality, the starchitect might see himself emigrating…
Ars Technica
Wood waste alcohol converted to jet fuel, used in Alaska Airlines test flight
Enlarge Yesterday a commercial Alaska Airlines plane pumped with a blend of traditional jet fuel and wood biofuel flew from Seattle to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. The flight was the first to use a 20 percent blend of biofuel made of leftover wood from timber harvests in the Pacific…
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Poo power
A look at the firms embracing the circular economy by trying to turn human waste into something useful.
Digital Trends
HoloMaps hits Microsoft’s HoloLens headset with 3D maps and remote collaboration
On Monday, developer Taqtile launched HoloMaps for Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset. The app is available to all HoloLens owners for free in the Windows Store, providing wearers with a 3D holographic map they can navigate through while viewing overlaying real-time data in the process. Even…
National Geographic News
These 10 Innovators Are Changing the World, From Oceans to Eye Care
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Mysterious Winds Cause Rapid Melting of Antarctic Ice
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What Does Trump Mean for America’s Lands and Waters?
National Geographic News
Giant Roaches Can Grow Big Testicles When They Need Them
Next Big Future
Google Experimenting at the crossroads of Artificial Intelligence and the arts
This 233,000 year old female figurine is said to be the oldest piece of artwork ever found. Based on microscopic analyses archeologists suggest that it was shaped by human hands — possibly one of the first artists in the world. Critically, those human hands used a flint to shape the head and arms.Made…
HiConsumption
Villa Clessidra Glass Pool House by VAAL
A simple, but striking getaway complete with an indoor pool and floor to ceiling windows.
HiConsumption
Topo Designs x Danner Ridge Boot
A limited collaboration between Danner Boots and Topo Designs.
HiConsumption
Neematic FR/1 Electric Dirt Bike
An off-road e-bike with top speeds of 62mph a range of 60 miles per charge.
io9
Robert Heinlein’s Scifi Classic Stranger in a Strange Land Is Coming to TV
True to its name, the Syfy channel has made a habit of adapting science fiction and fantasy literature both established (Childhood’s End, Hyperion) and contemporary (The Expanse, The Magicians). Now it seems there’s another much-beloved property on the network’s list: Robert Heinlein’s 1961 Stranger…
Man of Many
Nomad’s Ultra-Rugged Cables May Stop a Bullet
Nomad’s ultra-rugged series of cables would be a perfect fit for John McClane or Dominic Toretto because they’re bullet proof! Well, that may be a stretch, but the cables are wrapped in 1000D nylon in a ballistic weave pattern, originally developed to protect military forces from shrapnel and bullets….
FiveThirtyEight
More NFL Teams Are Going For Two — Just As They Should Be
There’s nothing like a good argument over 2-point conversions to get the NFL interested in its math homework. Week 10 was a big week for 2-pointers, but we’re also in the middle of a seasons-long upheaval in the underlying logic that goes into some of the more complex extra-point decisions, meaning that…
Mashable
Trump’s America will also be a new golden age of activism
Barely a week has passed since the election of Donald J. Trump — and liberals are preparing for the fight of their lives.  To defeat what they consider a radical presidential agenda without parallel in modern American history, they’ve already begun donating to favorite causes, coordinating protests…
The Next Web
There’s a simple solution to Facebook’s fake news problem
It’s almost as if Mark Zuckerberg could hear the sound of furious journalists pounding away on keys. Or, more likely, he read one of the countless pieces last week that sought to expose Facebook’s role in last week’s election. Either way, he’s responded to the media outcry that Facebook was directly…
BBC News – World
Central America tackles gangs with joint border force
A joint security force has begun tackling gangs and crime in Central America’s Northern Triangle.
Gadget Review
Best 32 LED TV
Best 32 LED TV Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site When most people are looking for a new television, they often follow the mantra “bigger is better”, with 50, 60, and 70 inch TVs dominating the store shelves. But if you have a small space available, perhaps the best 32 LED TV will better meet…
CNET News.com
Oreo heard you like Oreo, so they stuffed candy bars with Oreos – CNET
You can buy one variety of the chunky, chocolate-and-cream filled bars now. Two other treats are waiting till January, to lay waste to our New Year’s diets.
io9
This Spellbinding Star Map Will Make Your Inner Space Geek Drool
The men and women who came up with the 88 officially-recognized constellations definitely had richer imaginations than I do. I don’t see animals, dragons and centaurs when I look at the night sky, and I’m generally okay with that. Still, when I came across this new celestial map, I got a small taste…
Latest news
Optus and Huawei clock 35Gbps speeds in 5G trial
Following in the footsteps of rivals Telstra and Vodafone, Optus has just completed a trial of 5G with Huawei, reaching the fastest speeds in Australia so far — 35Gbps.
Latest news
Virgin offers frequent flyer points for startup investment with OnMarket
Members of the Virgin Velocity loyalty program will be able to earn points for investing in IPOs, thanks to a new partnership with fintech startup OnMarket.
Latest news
Samsung gives Black Friday sneak peek of laptop, Galaxy tablet deals
Another PC manufacturer offers sales on its own website, but are its discounts better than at its retail partners?
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2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR1 introduces all-new DSSV suspension technology
Need proof that GM is serious about its mid-size pickup program? Look no further than the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, the first real counter-punch to Toyota‘s popular Tacoma TRD Off-Road truck to have been produced by the domestic brand. The Colorado ZR2, which will hit showrooms as a 2017 model, goes beyond…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Pee And Poop Emoji BFF Necklaces
Show off you and your best friend’s unique brand of humor by cementing your friendship with these pee and poop emoji BFF necklaces. They’re handmade from polymer clay in the form of history’s most iconic duo – pee and poop – and are glazed for a nice shine. Check it out $25.31
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Maraca Cocktail Shaker
Get down with your bad self while you whip up some drinks using this maraca cocktail shaker. It sports a sturdy stainless steel 250 mL capacity body and features a beech wood handle so that you can easily hold it and shake it like a maraca while you mix. Check it out $27.50
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Hyper Realistic Avatar Baby Dolls
Experience the joys of parenthood by adopting one of these hyper realistic Avatar baby dolls. Each Pandorian newborn is expertly sculpted entirely from silicone which gives them an incredibly life-like – perhaps too life-like – appearance. Check it out $2,000.00
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Python MacBook Case
Turn your MacBook into the focal point at any coffee shop you enter by placing it in this python MacBook case. It sports a tough polycarbonate structure and is covered with genuine python skin that is available in one of three eye-catching hues. Check it out $225.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Nobody Likes A Cockblock Book
Nobody Likes A Cockblock is a full color paperback children’s book for adults about woodland creature moms and dads just trying to get their swerve on. It’s 32-pages of inappropriate prose that will leave you laughing about your sad, sex deprived life. Check it out $12.23
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Geode Ring Box
Make your already memorable proposal a bit more special by placing the engagement ring inside this geode ring box. This gorgeous handcrafted ring box is held together by a golden latch and has been fitted with a small ring-sized cavity at the center. Check it out $99.99
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Elevated Hygienic Cutlery
Avoid swallowing a hoard of nasty germs each time you take a bite using this elevated hygienic cutlery. These intelligently designed stainless steel utensils feature elevated heads that keep them from touching the germ-infested table when you lay them down. Check it out $120.02
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The Smart Cookie Oven
Whip up delicious homemade treats in less than ten minutes by baking them in this smart cookie oven. It employs a compact convection fan that blows hot air through special pathways so that the oven heats up extremely fast, resulting in a faster cooking time. Check it out $349.00
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Metal Darth Vader Statue
Make your loyalties known to everyone who enters your home and lays eyes on this metal Darth Vader statue. This out-of-this-world masterpiece is skillfully handcrafted from recycled metal and old auto parts to create a menacing structure that stands 8.2 feet tall. Check it out $13,000.00
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
In searing $140M lawsuit, Walgreens alleges Theranos broke every promise
Enlarge / Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos CEO (credit: Getty | CNBC) Theranos, the disgraced blood testing startup once valued at $9 billion, broke all of its promises and “failed to meet the most basic quality standards and legal requirements” in its contract with Walgreen Co. That’s according to a…
CNET News.com
Uber execs are really nasty, says Lyft – CNET
Technically Incorrect: In a new ad campaign, Lyft paints Uber’s senior management as slick, unpleasant oafs.
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Google Fiber TV app recommends live shows
Google just illustrated one of the advantages of having an app-centric television service like Fiber TV: you can refine the entire experience through a simple software update. It’s trotting out a new version of the Fiber TV app that will help you find something to watch, even if you’re not sure where…
Digital Trends
2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar units just now starting to trickle into Apple Stores
Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro models with the new Touch Bar OLED input display that replaces old-school function keys has been a resounding sales success so far. The new machine has outsold many notebooks in only its first few weeks of availability, and supply is only starting to catch up with the significant…
Digital Trends
Adobe Lightroom tool will help you remove dust specks quickly
If you have ever used a camera that has removable lenses then chances are you have encountered dust spots on your images from time to time. It is just the way things are. Dust will get onto your camera sensor and cause spots. You can clean your sensor, but this does not help you if you have already taken…
Digital Trends
Stills not enough? Here’s how to post an animated GIF to Facebook
It’s 2016, and the rise of the meme has catapulted the animated GIF into the public eye. Where once we might have posted a boring picture or an obnoxious video, GIFs now reign supreme. In essence, they function as short, silent video clips that loop endlessly, which makes them the perfect media format…
Ars Technica
Dr. Seuss estate sues over Star Trek “mashup” book
Enlarge / Theodor Seuss Geisel in 1959. He’s holding a plant-sprouting corncob pipe as he stands in front of his 1940 sculpture of the Blue-Green Abelard hanging on the wall at his home. (credit: John Bryson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) Connecticut-based ComicMix has been sued for trying…
SlashGear
Galaxy Note 7 could return next year as refurbished units
Despite the major setback it experienced this year with the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung seems not too averse at taking huge risks with still uncertain payoffs. It just recently allotted no less than $8 billion to acquire car tech company Harman. And now there are rumors that, next year, Samsung might try…
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West Virginia mayor resigns after racist post about Michelle Obama
A mayor from West Virginia has resigned amid a furor over a racist Facebook post that described First Lady Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels,” US media said.
Mashable
Airline named the best in the world 4 years in a row is also the funniest
New Zealand is a place that’s best known for Lord of the Rings and being really good at rugby, but they can sure cobble together a world-class airline too. Air New Zealand has been named the world’s best airline by airlineratings.com at the site’s Airline Excellence Awards. It’s the fourth time in row…
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This is how the world looks on Facebook’s population maps
Facebook’s Connectivity Lab today released its high-resolution population maps for Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, Haiti and Sri Lanka, with the promise to make more datasets available over the coming months. The population maps are a joint effort betwe…
ArchDaily
Nearly Zero Energy Building of the Gui’an Innovation Park / SUP Atelier
© Xia Zhi Architects: SUP Atelier Location: Gui’an, Guizhou Province, China Architects In Charge: SONG Yehao, SUN Qingfen, CHEN Xiaojuan, LIN Zhenghao Architecture Design : SUP Atelier, THUPDI…
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Time-Sensitive Networks Find New Applications
The well-respected independent test lab UNH-IOL has added three new consortia–automotive, industrial, and audio/video–for compliance and interoperability testing of time-sensitive Ethernet.
Gizmodo
Is Donald Trump the E-Savior Vapemericans Have Been Waiting For?
Following last week’s election, many watched with trepidation to see if President-elect Donald Trump planned to make good on his campaign threats to religious liberty, women’s rights and freedom of speech (among other things). One proud vaping advocate, however, had a far different reaction: Cautious…
Fast Company
This Common Business Practice Kills Diversity Efforts
As free pitching becomes more common, “try before you buy” becomes “pay to play.” Can you guess who can’t afford to? As free pitching becomes more common, “try before you buy” becomes “pay to play.” Can you guess who can’t afford to?A few weeks ago, New York City passed the Freelance…
Mashable
Microsoft’s CEO wants bots and AI in every home
While his feet may have been in Sydney, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s head was firmly in the clouds. Or rather, his own cloud — the company’s cloud computing service Azure. In Australia for a Microsoft Developers conference, Nadella laid out his main theories for the digital future: Mobile-first and…
Fast Company
When A Founder Boomerangs Back: Alexis Ohanian On Returning To Reddit
Reddit’s cofounder highly recommends stepping away from the company you started and gathering experience elsewhere before returning to lead. Reddit’s cofounder highly recommends stepping away from the company you started and gathering experience elsewhere before returning to lead.Recent…
Fast Company
Why Everyone’s Salary Should Be Revealed
Transparency in pay provides employees with reassurance that they are being treated fairly in relation to their peers. Transparency in pay provides employees with reassurance that they are being treated fairly in relation to their peers.When it comes to their salaries, Americans…
Mashable
Trump gets ghosted by New Zealand PM because earthquakes will do that
Sitting by the phone waiting for your boo to call is a situation we can all relate to. Now replace yourself with the New Zealand prime minister, and replace your boo with president-elect Donald Trump. But in this scenario, your booty call is actually a political obligation that you can’t fulfil because…
Gizmodo
What It Took BMW To Make A Car Sharing Service That Might Actually Survive
Step one was simple: use cars that aren’t painfully embarrassing to be in. BMW’s new ReachNow program has a thousand-car fleet of i3s, 3 Series sedans and Minis. Step two was more complicated.Read more…
KurzweilAI » News
Test of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the brain shows improved multitasking performance
Placement of five anode electrodes (left) over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the cathode (right) over the right shoulder (to avoid spurious cognitive effects from cortical excitability) (credit: Justin Nelson et al./ Front. Hum. Neurosci.) In an experiment at the Air Force Research Laboratory,…
Digital Trends
Let Amazon Home Services save you from your latest home project
Need some help around the house? Amazon to the rescue. The online retail giant is expanding its offline reach by way of Amazon Home Services in the United States, where users can shop for a home cleaning much in the way they might shop for a vacuum cleaner. It’s proven quite popular since its initial…
Digital Trends
Epic Games releases Unreal Engine 4.14 with a boatload of improvements
Modern first-person shooters can be incredibly realistic and intense experiences with graphics that put players in the middle of the action. The graphical environments of many games aren’t written from the ground up, but rather they utilize game engines that provide the framework upon which to build…
Digital Trends
Teleconverters vs. crop sensor cameras: Which is the better investment?
Chances are that if you have been thinking about getting into shooting wildlife photography of any kind, you have been faced with the conundrum of choosing between a full-frame setup with lenses and a teleconverter, and a crop sensor camera with bare lenses. It is a question that comes up constantly…
Lifehacker
Mujjo’s Leather Touchscreen Gloves Are Basically Perfect
Mujjo Leather Touchscreen GlovesMujjo’s stab at the poorly supported touchscreen glove space is the only pair of leather touchscreen gloves worth getting excited about or owning.The gloves are wind and waterproof Ethiopian lambskin, with a magnetic clasp that will make you happy every time you snap it….
Mashable
Google’s new website lets you play with its experimental AI projects
Google is letting users peek into some of its most experimental artificial intelligence projects. The company unveiled a new website Tuesday called A.I. Experiments that showcases Google’s artificial intelligence research through web apps that anyone can test out. The projects include a game that guesses…
The Verge – All Posts
Now you can use Facebook Messenger in Android Auto
Facebook Messenger can now integrate with Android Auto, the social network announced today, allowing users of the infotainment platform to hear and reply to messages from friends while driving their cars. In order to use the new feature, you’ll just need to have Facebook Messenger installed on your Android…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
“The Martian: VR Experience” renders the dull reality of life on Mars a little too well
The Martian VR Experience is 20th Century Fox’s first foray into the young VR market and the result is a frustratingly unexciting and overpriced experience that holds several lessons for all involved in developing content for this burgeoning medium… Continue Reading “The Martian: VR Experience”…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Alaska Airlines fuels commercial flight with forestry waste
A timber harvest can often leave what’s called a “slash pile” of leftovers that’s often burned. On Monday Alaska Airlines flew a number of commercial passengers across the United States by burning some of that woody biomass. .. Continue Reading Alaska Airlines fuels commercial flight with…
TechCrunch
Crunch Report | Facebook’s Fake News Problem
Facebook has a fake news problem, Snapchat’s Spectacles hype train continues into Tulsa, Oklahoma, Apple releases a coffee table book, Microsoft partners with OpenAI and we have our friend Justin Kan on the show with his new app, Whale. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
The Next Web
It’s a good thing Nokia didn’t go ahead with its Moonraker smartwatch
Shortly after Microsoft acquired Nokia in 2014, it nixed the Moonraker smartwatch that the Finnish firm was working on, so as to focus on the Band fitness tracker. We hardly got a chance to see what it looked like, save for this lone image. Now, YouTuber Nokibar has shared a video of the wearable in…
Latest news
Australian Face Verification Service starts with citizenship imagery
The sharing of images between Australian government agencies has kicked off with DFAT, the AFP, and Immigration looking at citizenship images.
Latest news
Samsung buys NewNet for RCS technology
Samsung Electronics said the purchase of NewNet Canada showed its commitment to Rich Communications Services (RCS) technology.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Russia, Syrian regime resume Aleppo bombardment
Intense air strikes resumed in rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo after a weeks-long pause on Tuesday, killing at least three people, residents and a war monitor said.
TechCrunch
“Anti-smartphone” Light Phone runs into delays
 For people who feel that we are a little bit too connected these days, Kickstarter project Light Phone was promising a respite. It was scheduled to ship in May this year, but has seen a number of setbacks. This week, the company issued a statement. It says that while it missed its goal, it hopes to…
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Mashable
I’m gonna push through: Teacher’s chant is inspiring tomorrow’s leaders
The future of the United States, and the world, is in safe hands with teachers just like Jasmyn Wright around. Just a day after Donald Trump was announced U.S. president-elect, the Frederick Douglass Elementary school in Philadelphia educator recorded her class chanting an ode to black excellence…
CNET News.com
Apple’s peach emoji looks like a butt again, world rejoices – CNET
iOS 10.2 originally took away the butt-shaped peach emoji — but Apple is now proving to be a company that cares.
BBC News – World
‘Ahok’: Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect
Indonesian police name Basuki Tjahaja Purnama as a suspect for blasphemy against Islam.
The Next Web
Google’s $129 WiFi smart router is now available to pre-order
At its hardware launch event last month, Google unveiled Wifi, a smart router that can pair up with a bunch more to offer strong and seamless wireless internet connectivity across your entire home. The router promises quick and easy setup, and pairs with an app to let you share your Wi-Fi password with…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
China’s Driverless Trucks Are Revving Their Engines
Several companies are taking advantage of the lack of restrictions on testing autonomous vehicles in China.
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What Trump Can Do for Us
“Not my president” is the theme of the protests that have been staged in dozens of cities across the country since Donald Trump was elected last week. I share the sentiment. Trump will not be my president. But neither is Barack Obama, and neither were any of the eight other men who have occupied the…
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Twitch chases YouTube with improved upload options
Content creators who have been testing the waters of Twitch’s new Uploads Open Beta can now wade in just a little deeper — the gameplay streaming site has announced a slew of improvements to the manual upload feature, including increased tag charact…
Gizmodo
Key Trump Backer and 9/11 Truther Joins Digital War on Fake News
Yes, Facebook had the tools to filter out fake news and decided not to use it, but do not fear for the future of truth, dear readers. The soldiers in the war on fake news have a new ally: 9/11 truther and prominent Trump supporter Alex Jones.Read more…
Mashable
Bernie slams Trump during surprise speech at Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Sen. Bernie Sanders joined a rally in front of the White House on Tuesday night to speak out against the Dakota Access Pipeline project and he had a message for the new president-elect.  SEE ALSO: President Obama is considering rerouting the Dakota Access Pipeline Sanders said Donald Trump “wants this…
Mashable
Indiegogo’s new platform lets anyone become a venture capitalist
Wannabe venture capitalists who think they have the shrewd business acumen to predict startup success now have a chance to test those skills online. A new platform within Indiegogo lets anyone buy a stake in a fledgling company and earn returns. The fundraiser site is the first major company of its…
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Apple Music will stream 808 drum machine documentary first
Apple has negotiated a deal with the creators of 808 — a documentary about the seminal Roland TR-808 drum machine — for exclusive streaming rights through Apple Music. The documentary will appear on Apple’s music service first, on December 9th, the company announced this week on its official Beats 1…
Mashable
Cane toad sausages are a thing that exists because Australia
Kids learn which foods are good for you and which are deadly from their parents. Some animals however, have to go through a process of trial and error when it comes to introduced critters. That’s why a group of scientists are working to teach native Australian wildlife to stop eating fatal, non-native…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Syria’s Assad says Trump ‘an ally if he fights terrorists’
Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Tuesday Damascus would have to “wait and see” if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would change Washington’s policy on Syria but that he was ready to cooperate with him in fighting militants.
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Andrew W.K. Tries Toilet Candy | MFFIS #1
Andrew W.K., musician and party legend, samples crazy snacks from all around the world in this episode of My Favorite Food is Snacks. Buy the 26-Pound Party Bear here: https://www.vat19.com/item/26-pound-party-gummy-bear?adid=youtube Buy Carolina Reaper Powder here: https://www.vat19.com/item/carolina-reaper-powder?adid=youtube…
BBC News – World
Sweden re-opens probe into 1986 murder of PM Olof Palme
Sweden is to re-open the investigation into the murder of PM Olof Palme 30 years ago, officials say.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Google Wi-Fi up for pre-order
It’s the ultimate First-World problem: your house is too big to get consistent Wi-Fi coverage. All kinds of repeaters and mesh networks are available to patch the gaps, and back in October Google announced its intentions to stick its first finger in that pie with Google Wi-Fi. The system is…
Jetson Green
A Way to Recycle Non-Recyclable Plastic
While a large percentage of plastic we use in everyday lives is recyclable, there are still those items that cannot be recycled. These include various potato chip and other quick snack bags, which are needless to say, quite abundant. However the company 3D Brooklyn, which offers 3D printing services,…
Mises Institute
Trump’s Election May Strain the Euro To The Breaking Point
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksTrump’s Election May Strain the Euro To The Breaking Point Money and Banking 0 Views Many would not have discounted the notion that financial markets would take kindly to the announcement that Donald J. Trump won the election….
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Clear-cut definition of de-identified data critical in legislation: Pilgrim
Australia’s Privacy Commissioner has said the de-identification of data is an area requiring regulation, and that agreed industry standards could be useful to fill the public with confidence.
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ASX argues medical records are ripe for blockchain
After kicking off its own project using blockchain technology, Tim Hogben from the ASX has said securely storing health records is an obvious case in which the distributed ledger could be used.
Latest news
Huawei and NTT DoCoMo reach 11Gbps speeds in 5G Japanese field trial
A field trial of 5G network technology by Huawei and NTT DoCoMo has seen them reach speeds of 11.29Gbps over the 4.5GHz spectrum band in Yokohama, Japan.
Gear Patrol
Stay Warm This Winter with the Best Down Jackets
Goose down, the miracle material. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Vintage All-Metal Airplanes, Reproduced in Their Original Glory
The Junkers F13 was a flying work of art in its day; now, Rimowa has brought the planes back to life. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
The Watch News You Missed This Week
The most expensive wristwatch ever sold, a new space-themed watch from the production designer of Interstellar, the best watch of the year is named and more. …Read More »
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How to Carve a Turkey the Right Way
So you roasted your turkey. Now what? …Read More »
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What Makes a Winter Watch?
Winter poses a number of questions to the watch wearer — practical, sartorial and sometimes technical questions. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
17 Perfect Gifts for the Driver
The best gift ideas for the driver, selected by Gear Patrol experts, to make the 2016 shopping season a breeze. …Read More »
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What to Do When Weather Ruins Your Photographs
Weather got you down? Hang around. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: November 16, 2016
How to save on a Theory chambray shirt, a Hydro Flask bottle and an Amazon Fire HD. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: November 16, 2016
A cozy fleece shirt, a classically-styled hiking boot and an all-new product from Apple. …Read More »
Mashable
The tax man knows if you’re being dodgy about declaring Airbnb biz
Even the taxman has the internet, so it’s best not to hide all that cash you earned on Airbnb. To help hosts figure out the confusing world of taxation, Airbnb has teamed up with accountanting firm H&R Block in Australia. As well as discounted services, H&R Block will offer users of the home…
VentureBeat
Google to build 1 million square foot building in post-Brexit London
(Reuters) – Google delivered a vote of confidence in London’s future as a technological hub after the Brexit vote on Tuesday by announcing plans for a new building in the King’s Cross area of the city that will house thousands of extra engineers. Google’s Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said computer…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Urban farming, food markets and parks replace banks and parking lots in this masterplan for Amsterdam
The project offers a solution to some of the issues plaguing the city center which is crowded with tourists, suffers from dense traffic and high rents. The innovative plan connects the northern district to the rest of the city and creates a circular path through the city, thus restoring Amsterdam’s historic…
TechCrunch
Former Twitter India head joins Times Internet to lead its global partnerships business
 Well that was quick. Barely two weeks after announcing his exit from Twitter, where he was head of its India business, Rishi Jaitly has revealed that he will take up the position of CEO at Times Internet’s global business. Read More
Mashable
Government’s new anti-refugee campaign gets a dank makeover
Like that annoying kid who’d always challenge you to an arm wrestle at school, the Australian government loves talking about how strong it is. Usually in three word slogans. In this case, four. It seems like the country’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull now wants everyone to know about what appears…
The Next Web
Facebook Pages, Messenger and Instagram now have a unified inbox
Facebook is bringing a new unified inbox for comments and messages from Pages, Messenger and Instagram to its Pages Manager mobile app. The new feature will allow businesses to respond to their followers across these channels in one place, thereby making it easier to offer customer support. The inbox,…
CNET News.com
San Francisco limits Airbnb rentals to 60 days a year – CNET
The city’s Board of Supervisors comes down hard on the home-rental site, curbing the amount of days people can rent out their home.
Slashdot
Richard Branson Reveals Prototype For Supersonic Passenger Aircraft
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Sir Richard Branson on Tuesday heralded the rebirth of supersonic passenger flights with the unveiling of a prototype aircraft promising 3.5-hour flights from London to New York for an “affordable” $5,000 return. The billionaire Virgin Group founder…
TechCrunch
Samsung’s latest acquisition could pave the way for its own iMessage-type service
 This is a week for Samsung acquisitions it seems. Fresh from announcing plans to buy audio and auto systems maker Harman for a cool $8 billion, the Korean giant revealed on Wednesday that it is also acquiring NewNet Communication Technologies, a messaging company, in an undisclosed deal. Read More …
Dezeen
Rectilinear Austin house by Matt Fajkus embraces rolling terrain
Cedar, concrete and stucco were among the materials used to construct this spacious Texas dwelling by American studio Matt Fajkus Architecture. Read more
Dezeen
Competition: win a book documenting America’s mid-century architecture
Dezeen has partnered with Taschen to give readers the chance to win a copy of Modernism Rediscovered, which features images of buildings from the USA’s mid-century modern movement taken by late photographer Julius Shulman. Read more
Dezeen
Mirrors reflect arched openings and steps inside wooden auditorium by Penda
Penda has set this auditorium for a Beijing art museum inside a wooden box, which features arched openings, and mirrors that reflect endless iterations of its curved cutaways.  Read more
Digital Trends
Snapchat’s new partnership with Foursquare could open the geofilter floodgates
Snapchat’s parent company Snap has struck a deal to access Foursquare’s location data. The latter is best known for its location and discovery app, which now boasts a database of more than 87 million real-life places, such as businesses, bars, restaurants, and markets. Foursquare’s data will power Snapchat’s…
Digital Trends
Seen a great Indiegogo project? Now you can invest in the startup behind it
If you’ve ever seen an awesome project on Indiegogo – like one of these – and wished you could actually invest in it instead of merely throwing down a few bucks for a “perk,” well, now you can. The San Francisco-based company on Tuesday announced a new equity crowdfunding service that, similar to game-crowdfunding…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A hawk’s-eye view of raptor hunting
New research from The Auk: Ornithological Advances suggests that the neural processes underlying visual hunting behavior in hawks are similar to those in humans. To study a raptor’s head movements while hunting, the scientists behind the study recruited an unusual research assistant—a Northern Goshawk…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists fear the worst under a Trump presidency
From the fight against climate change to dwindling budgets for research, the US scientific community fears the worst under Donald Trump, seen by many as the most hostile to science of any American president in history.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Nintendo shares jump on Super Mario app for iPhones
Nintendo shares surged more than five percent on Wednesday after the game giant said it would release a Super Mario app for iPhones next month.
Digital Trends
Watch this guy use a drone to rescue a drone, then drop it from a great height
So your buddy accidentally crashes his quadcopter onto the roof of a tall building. He could probably go and ask the building owner for permission to grab it, but the thought of a rescue attempt using your own bird is a wee bit more exciting. This is the situation recently faced by a couple of drone…
BBC News – World
Reality Check: Is US system a ‘disaster for democracy’?
Hillary Clinton looks likely to win the popular vote but lose the US presidency – does it matter?
BBC News – World
Who is Jared Kushner?
Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner looks set to become a close White House adviser, but who is the quiet, camera-shy millionaire?
BBC News – World
Protecting the president-elect – inside his own tower
A massive – and massively disruptive – operation is protecting Donald Trump at his New York City home.
BBC News – World
Donald Trump denies transition disarray after sackings
US President-elect Donald Trump defends an “organised” transition as two key aides are sacked.
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Wells Fargo will use ‘robo-advisers’ to dish out investment help
You won’t have to go to a dedicated, tech-focused firm to get investment help from machines instead of humans. Wells Fargo has revealed that it’s using SigFig’s “robo-advisers” to offer guidance to investors. The sometimes troubled bank will launch a pilot program for the AI helpers sometime in the first…
Mashable
China, India would pick up America’s clean energy slack under Trump
China and India stand to benefit if America’s progress on clean energy slips under President-elect Donald Trump, energy experts say. Trump has vowed to gut U.S. climate policies that favor wind, solar and other lower-emissions technologies and instead revive the struggling coal sector. But the world’s…
CNET News.com
Amazon offers peek at month of Black Friday deals – CNET
The best savings will likely come between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, but the internet giant is offering deals from now through December 22.
SlashGear
Chinese spyware on BLU smartphones claimed to be a “mistake”
BLU Products is a US-based smartphone maker known for selling low to mid range unlocked smartphones at dirt cheap prices. Almost like Xiaomi, but without the impressive sales numbers. But what buyers, and even BLU itself, didn’t know is that the low price may have come at the cost of privacy. Security…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
French priest helps expose IS group’s Yazidi genocide
Father Patrick Desbois spent over a decade documenting some of the Nazis’ least known atrocities in the killing fields of Ukraine. In turning his attention to Iraq’s Yazidi minority, he hopes to thwart a genocide going on right now.
Mashable
The ugly face of India’s demonetization: Dozens of deaths
India’s surprise announcement last week about invalidation of the country’s most circulated cash is quickly becoming more than just inconvenience for many.  Nearly three dozen people have died in the aftermath of India’s bold, surprising move to demonetize its Rs 500 ($7.5) and Rs 1,000 ($15) currency…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Pork opine: Study finds pigs can be optimists or pessimists, depending on personality and mood
You can’t keep a positive pig down. A new study finds that, like humans, pigs can be optimists or pessimists, and that the pessimists are more strongly affected by their current environments.
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Amazon Prime Now delivers Morrisons products in an hour
To help expand its grocery delivery service quickly, Amazon teamed up with Morrisons, the UK’s fourth biggest supermarket chain. It’s allowed the online retail giant to add lots of fresh and frozen products to Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh, as well as open hundreds of in-store lockers in select Morrisons…
Cool Tools
Greenbug pest control
Just about all the homes in my small town get termite damage at one time or another. Formerly you had a choice between methyl bromide (thankfully now banned) and Vikane fumigant (a Dow product – need to know anything more?).The home gets tented, you move out for 24 hours, they fumigate, you move back…
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Biologists give bacteria thermostat controls
Pasadena CA (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 A new helper in the fight against cancer and other diseases of the gut may be genetically altered bacteria that release medicines to tumors or the gut. Now, a new study performed using mice demonstrates how doctors might one day better regulate those therapeutic microbes…
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SLU geologists discover how a tectonic plate sank
St. Louis MO (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 In a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Saint Louis University researchers report new information about conditions that can cause the earth’s tectonic plates to sink into the earth. John Encarnacion, Ph.D., professor of earth…
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Uganda nabs suspect in $120 mn fake arms deal
Kampala (AFP) Nov 15, 2016 Uganda’s police said Tuesday they had nabbed a con man suspected of swindling a Polish weapons manufacturer into signing a bogus 120-million dollar arms deal. BMP Poland inked the multi-million dollar deal with the man, named as Sam Ssimbwa, who had presented himself…
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Genes for speech may not be limited to humans
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 Our current understanding is that mice have either no – or extremely limited – neural circuitry and genes similar to those that regulate human speech. According to a recent study published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, this understanding may be incorrect….
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Rip in crust drives undersea volcanism, says study
New York NY (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 Scientists analyzing a volcanic eruption at a mid-ocean ridge under the Pacific have come up with a somewhat contrarian explanation for what initiated it. Many scientists say undersea volcanism is triggered mainly by upwelling magma that reaches a critical pressure…
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Extremely Warm 2015-’16 Winter Cyclone Weakened Arctic Sea Ice Pack
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 A large cyclone that crossed the Arctic in December 2015 brought so much heat and humidity to this otherwise frigid and dry environment that it thinned and shrunk the sea ice cover during a time of the year when the ice should have been growing thicker and stronger,…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
International warships to help New Zealand quake relief
Christchurch, New Zealand (AFP) Nov 15, 2016 Warships from the United States, Canada and Australia have been drafted in to help earthquake relief efforts in New Zealand after a 7.8 tremor devastated parts of the South Island, officials said Wednesday. The ships were due in Auckland this week…
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Global boreal forests differ but not immune to climate change
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 Rudy Boonstra has been doing field research in Canada’s north for more than 40 years. Working mostly out of the Arctic Institute’s Kluane Lake Research Station in Yukon, the U of T Scarborough Biology Professor has become intimately familiar with Canada’s vast and…
BBC News – World
BP Deepwater Horizon oil in land-animal food chain
Researchers find traces of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in birds’ feathers.
SpaceNews.com
Babin backs Pence-led National Space Council
HOUSTON — The chairman of the House space subcommittee said Nov. 15 that he believes Vice President-elect Mike Pence would do a good job running a reconstituted National Space Council, a key element of the Trump campaign’s proposed space policy. In a video address given at the Space Commerce Conference…
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Disney Research’s AI system knows what a car sounds like
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sound is just as important to how we experience the world as how we see it — that’s why a team at Disney Research is working on a computer vision system that can not only recognize what an image is, but h…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
What a twist: silicon nanoantennas turn light around
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
The power of three
BBC News – World
How can you tell if news is fake?
How can you tell if news is fake? Here are a few tips to guide you.
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
First flight for new jet-powered Avenger UAV
San Diego (UPI) Nov 14, 2016 A turbojet-powered unmanned aerial vehicle by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has successfully completed its first flight. The aircraft is called the Avenger Extended Range, a variant of the company’s jet-powered Predator C Avenger, which has accumulated…
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First GRACE Follow-On Satellite Completes Construction
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 16, 2016 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. The satellite, built by Airbus Defence and Space at its manufacturing…
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Spaceflight Industries Reveals First Images from BlackSky Pathfinder-1
Seattle WA (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 Spaceflight Industries, a next-generation space company enabling access to space and redefining global intelligence, has revealed some of the first photos captured by its BlackSky Pathfinder-1 satellite after a successful launch on September 26 from Satish Dhawan Space…
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Cosmic ‘barcode’ from distant galaxy confirms nature’s constancy
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Cambridge have confirmed that electromagnetism in a distant galaxy has the same strength as here on Earth. They observed a quasar – a supermassive black hole with enormously bright surroundings…
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International engineering team develop self-powered mobile polymers
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Nov 14, 2016 One of the impediments to developing miniaturized, “squishy” robots is the need for an internal power source that overcomes the power-to-weight ratio for efficient movement. An international group involving Inha University, University of Pittsburgh and the Air Force…
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Russian New Generation Satellites to Undergo First Flight Tests in 2020
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2016 Russia’s new generation Earth observation Resurs-PM series satellite will have first flight tests in 2020, Roscosmos Director of Automatic Space Complexes Department Kirill Borisov said on Monday. According to the presentation made by Borisov, Resurs-PM2, Resurs-PM3…
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Ariane 5 at launch zone for Nov 17 mission with four Galileo satellites
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Nov 16, 2016 Arianespace’s sixth Ariane 5 for liftoff this year has rolled out to the launch zone in French Guiana, clearing the way for the heavy-lift vehicle’s first-ever mission to orbit satellites for Europe’s Galileo navigation system. The completed Ariane 5…
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Elbit Systems reveals new anti-UAV ReDrone system
Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Nov 14, 2016 Elbit Systems has revealed its new ReDrone, a device capable of detecting and neutralizing enemy unmanned aerial vehicles. The company revealed the product during the Israel HLS and Cyber Conference in Tel Aviv. The system, officials say, is ideal for protecting…
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Do extremely reddened quasars extinguish star formation
Riverside CA (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 Galaxies formed and grew billions of years ago by accumulating gas from their surroundings, or colliding and merging with other young galaxies. These early stages of galaxy assembly are believed to be accompanied by episodes of rapid star formation, known as starbursts,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
NASA, U.S. Navy Practice Orion Recovery Procedures
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 When Orion returns from deep space missions and lands in the ocean, a team will be responsible for safely returning the capsule and crew back to land. That feat will be accomplished by a landing and recovery group that includes NASA and contractor engineers…
Dezeen
Scott Kyson combines charred timber with smoked glass for garden pavilion
This small garden pavilion, created by British architect Scott Kyson as a playhouse for his children, is covered in sheets of smoked glass and lined in lengths of charred larch. Read more
Dezeen
Watch Ben van Berkel’s opening keynote presentation live from World Architecture Festival 2016
UNStudio founder Ben van Berkel’s opening seminar at World Architecture Festival 2016 will examine how architects can support new egalitarian ideals for living. Tune in here to watch it live from Berlin. Read more
SlashGear
Google Translate uses machine learning for whole sentences
It’s not secret that Google is obsessed with machine learning and artificial intelligence, especially of late. If it were up to it, those technologies would permeate all its products. It already started with Google Assistant in the Google Pixel smartphone and Google Home speaker. Now it’s bringing a…
Techbargains.com
Gigabyte Radeon Rx 460 Windforce OC 2GB Graphics Card $79.99AR
Gigabyte Radeon Rx 460 Windforce OC 2GB Graphics Card $79.99AR
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Bad smog ahead: Beijing tells students to stay indoors
Authorities in Beijing warned Wednesday that heavy pollution will persist this week, urging the suspension of outdoor school activities and construction projects.
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Over 100 tigers killed and trafficked each year: report
With fewer than 4,000 left in the wild, tigers are on a precipice—yet more than 100 of the big cats are still killed and illegally trafficked each year, according to fresh analysis published Wednesday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Indonesian fires exposed 69 million to ‘killer haze’
Wildfires in Indonesia and Borneo exposed 69 million people to unhealthy air pollution and are responsible for thousands of premature deaths, new research has shown.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Finland pining for post-Nokia economic champion
Nokia was once the motor of Finland’s economy, but since the demise of the company’s mobile phone business the Nordic country has struggled to find a new engine for growth.
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Facebook’s ‘unified inbox’ will make it easier for customers to be heard
Facebook has had a bright idea in terms of helping businesses keep on top of managing their social media – and better responding to customers – with the introduction of a unified inbox for Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.Rather than trying to juggle comments and responses across these three channels…
Physics News
Nanopolymer-modified protein array can pinpoint hard-to-find cancer biomarker
A Purdue University biochemist has developed a novel method for detecting certain types of proteins that serve as indicators for cancer and other diseases.
Popular Mechanics
Astronaut Mark Kelly shares space travel thoughs
Just before his twin brother returned from a year in space, former astronaut Mark Kelly had a few things to say about staying home. The post Astronaut Mark Kelly shares space travel thoughs appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Mashable
How this spoof British TV reporter’s rant went viral on alt-right media
A post-U.S. election satirical video by “Jonathan Pie” (a.k.a. British comedian Tom Walker), which went viral on social media over the past week, has been widely covered by right-wing outlets as proof that their view of what liberals think about them is correct.  Outlets like Breitbart, Chicks on the…
BBC News – World
France’s Emmanuel Macron declares presidency bid
Former economy minister Emmanuel Macron says he will run for the French presidency next April.
Techbargains.com
Classic Brands Conforma Memory Foam Pillow (Queen) $27.25
Classic Brands Conforma Memory Foam Pillow (Queen) $27.25
Mobile Magazine
What Will the Next 10 Years Bring for Public Health and Life Longevity?
When looking towards the health of people in the future, it can’t often be helped to try to figure out what technology and other health efforts will bring in the next ten years. Will we be able to find fast cures or totally eradicate diseases or simply to just extend people’s lives? This story actually…
Mashable
Singapore now has Wi-Fi enabled bins, but you’ll have to deal with ads if you log on
Singapore’s main downtown shopping street, Orchard Road, now has high-tech trash bins with Wi-Fi. You may recognise the solar-powered trash-compacting bins from the Massachusetts-based maker Bigbelly — the company has been selling them for the past decade — and the bins are in 45 cities around the world….
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
AFM imaging and characterization of nematodes in their natural environment
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Totem poles bring solar power, comms and lighting to city streets
As cities look for ways to source renewable energy, cleanly charge electric vehicles and provide fast, ubiquitous communication networks, New York-based startup Totem has developed something called the Totem to deliver all three. What’s more, it looks pretty good too… Continue Reading Totem…
Dezeen
Job of the day: product developer at IKEA
Our job of the day from Dezeen Jobs is for a product developer at Swedish furniture giant IKEA, which topped the brands category in the Dezeen Hot List. Read more stories about IKEA or browse more architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
VentureBeat
The Sandbox Evolution delivers pixelated user-generated worlds on Steam
Indie game studio Pixowl had a big hit with its mobile game The Sandbox, a user-generated content game where you can create just about anything with pixel art. Pixowl launched a sequel, The Sandbox Evolution, on mobile devices in July. And now it is debuting on Steam. The original game debuted in 2012…
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Dell XPS 13 (2016) review: Powerful, light and well-made
The 2016 Dell XPS 13 is a superb ultraportable laptop. Powerful, light and well-made, it’s available in a range of standard configurations, each of which can be further customised.
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8TB Seagate hard drive reliability data looking good
If you want to get a good idea as to how reliable a hard drive is, buy a few thousand of them and put them to use 24/7 in a cloud storage capacity.
The Next Web
Trump Minus Four retweets what Trump said at this time four years ago
Newly crowned Republican candidate Donald Trump will soon enter the White House to become the next President of the US. But prior to his thunderous foray into politics, the President-elect was yet another high-profile businessman who would frequently share his not-so-presidential opinions on Twitter….
TechCrunch
What is Workplace by Facebook? Director Julien Codorniou to tell all at Disrupt, Dec 5-6
 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6! And counting! Grab tickets here. Many speakers have already been announced, but they just keep coming! Next up is Julien Codorniou Director of ‘Workplace by Facebook’ (what we used to notionally call ‘Facebook at Work’). Julien serves as Director and…
Mashable
Muslim Indonesians tweet support for beleaguered Christian politician Ahok
Indonesians are furiously debating charges of blasphemy against Jakarta governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as “Ahok.” SEE ALSO: In the election’s aftermath, someone left a very kind note on a mosque door The Christian governor, who’s also minority Ethnic Chinese, is being accused of insulting…
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Highest Plasmon Energy Observed in Graphene Plasmons
The unique properties of graphene can be both a blessing and a curse to researchers, particularly to those at the junction of electronic and optical application. The flexible profiles of these…
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High Quality Proteins for Killer Cell Receptor Research
AMSBIO announces a suite of high quality proteins and biotinylated proteins for research into killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors. Killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs), are a…
SlashGear
Vimble S gimbal keeps your phone steady when your hand isn’t
We’ve all been there. We’ve used our smartphones, no matter the camera quality, to capture some of the fleeting moments of life, only to realize later how unsteady and dizzying the resulting footage is. “Shaky cam” is so common these days that it has even become a (rather contentious) cinematic technique….
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The PlayStation Store is turning 10 today – and Sony’s having a big sale to celebrate
Sony was initially a little late to the downloadable games party. It’s PlayStation Store launched in 2006 with the arrival of the PS3, almost two years after the Xbox Live Arcade came to the original Xbox. But since then it’s gone from strength to strength, and now contains exclusives as strong as any…
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Download of the day: DRL Drone Racing Simulator
Competitive drone racing is a burgeoning sport, with serious prize money up for grabs. Racing drones themselves are reasonably priced at around £300 (US$400, AU$550), but to stand a chance in a stadium you’ll need to hone your skills – and even an affordable drone is too much of an investment to risk…
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This is the space suit we might wear on Mars
Dutch company Mars One has announced the completion of a lengthy study into what potential colonists might wear as they stroll across the surface of the Red Planet.The concept space suit would be pressurised, with a transparent, impact-resistant bubble as the helmet and a modular system that allows for…
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The best Amazon Black Friday deals 2016
Amazon is launching new Black Friday deals every day until Black Friday itself and we’re listing all of the best ones right here on this page.This drip-feeding deals strategy is something we’re seeing across most UK retailers, who are all bidding to extend the sales period in order to protect margin…
Architizer
In Ruins: 7 Projects That Breathe New Life Into Dilapidated Buildings
Amidst the rolling hills of long grasses swaying in the wind sits what is left of a stone building, stripped of its roof with all of its walls at various levels of disrepair. Weather and time have taken their toll as nature begins to grow over and engulf the structure. Ruins such as this are…
ArchDaily
Trans-Siberian Pit Stops Competition Showcases Structures that Interact with Frigid Environment
Courtesy of Bee Breeders Competition organizers Bee Breeders have just announced the results of their Trans-Siberian Pit Stops Competition.  At 9,289 kilometers, the Trans-Siberian Railway connects Moscow to Russia’s far eastern cities. While it historically attracted many adventurers who…
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The Morning After: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
A smart oven that does the thinking for you, a new product from Apple that costs $300 and doesn’t even have a touchscreen, and DJI’s duo of upgraded drones that are tailored for filmographers. We’re halfway through, folks, you’ve got this.
Computerworld
Will Trump let China beat the U.S. in supercomputing?
SALT LAKE CITY — President-elect Donald Trump says he likes to win, which means that being in second place in supercomputing — behind China — may be a non-starter for him. That’s the hope, at least, among some at the SC16 supercomputing conference here.Today, China has the world’s two fastest supercomputers….
PCWorld
8 Android gestures that speed up everyday tasks
Navigating your way around a new Android device will get a lot easier once you’ve mastered a few handy touchscreen gestures. For example, you can switch between Chrome tabs with a single swipe, while a two-finger swipe will add a whole new perspective to Google Maps. No sign of the virtual Home button?…
PCWorld
Best Ultra HD Blu-ray player
So you plopped down a pile of cash to buy a 4K TV, maybe even one that delivers high dynamic range. Awesome. Once you’ve wowed your friends and family with those lush demo files the manufacturer provided, you’re going to want to splash some 4K movies across that screen. An Ultra HD Blu-ray player is…
Mashable
The ‘word of the year’ sums up 2016
The annual Oxford Dictionaries “word of the year” can reveal a lot about the world we live in. And this year it’s very telling.  Last year a “pictograph” was chosen for the first time ever. A “face with tears of joy emoji” 😂  which best represented “the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015. This…
inStash
The Anti-Snore Wearable Will Do Exactly What It Promises
Tired of your significant other nagging you about your snoring? If you’re like most guys, then you probably don’t realize just how bad your snoring problem is. … Read More
inStash
This $39 Smartwatch Will Make The Perfect Stocking Stuffer This Holiday Season
What do you call a device which is a camera, pedometer, personal assistant, and watch? The Bluetooth 3.0 Smartwatch with Camera & Pedometer, of course! A veritable … Read More
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Nicolas Sarkozy calls for a carbon tax on the US if Trump pulls out of the Paris climate agreement
President-elect Trump has made no secret of the fact that he thinks climate change is some sort of elaborate Chinese hoax and that he’d like to pull out of the historic Paris Pact – a move that would have devastating environmental implications. But former French President Sarkozy isn’t going to take…
Computerworld
Laid-off IT workers fight University of California outsourcing
Audrey Hatten-Milholin has worked at the University of California, San Francisco, for 17 years. But come February, her job in the IT department as a system architect will be taken over by a worker from India. Even worse, Hatten-Milholin has been asked to train her replacement. “It’s horrible….
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NASA’s flying observatory expanding new frontiers in the solar system and beyond
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, will soon be studying Neptune’s giant moon, Triton, and following-up on Hubble’s recent sighting of water plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa. According to recently completed plans for the 2017 observing campaign, about half of the research…
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Black Friday mobile phone deals: Save up to £100 on iPhones and Android smartphones
Update: these deals have been extended for another week so they will run up to Black Friday itself on November 25The super hot Black Friday iPhone 7 deals have already hit the web and now we bring you some blistering mobile phone deals on some more handsets!Phone deals site Mobile Phones Direct has launched…
TechCrunch
The R.Pi IoT Shield adds IoT connectivity to your DIY project
 Of all the things in this great green world which we desire the most important is connection. That’s why the R.Pi IoT family is pretty cool. Built by the team that brought us Tinylab, these clever GPRS, GPS, XBee, and LTE shields allow tinkerers to add wireless connectivity to their projects. The shields…
How-To Geek
How to Contact Customer Support and Actually Get a Human
Companies are making it harder and harder to actually get a human being who can help you solve a problem. Call them, and you’ll often end up in a phone tree, asked to enter number after number or speak your issue for an automated system.Click Here to Continue Reading
Computerworld
Google’s PhotoScan makes digitizing old photos easy
It is a question as old as time — or at least as old as digital photos: What is the best way to digitize old pictures? The answer is easy — a dedicated photo scanner. But, if you don’t want to drop the cash on one of those and spend all the time it takes to actually scan individual pictures, Google…
BBC News – World
Cockatoos proven able to create tools
Researchers at Oxford and Vienna University have shown that Goffin’s cockatoos can make and use tools out of different materials to reach a reward.
PCWorld
Acer Swift 7 review: The world’s thinnest laptop is starving for power
Acer boasts that its Swift 7 is the “world’s thinnest notebook PC.” While technically true, that marketing angle sells only one aspect of the machine—and it’s not the most important one. PC vendors love to sell the idea of thin, and for good reason. Thin implies light, portable, and attractive. But…
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Experts squabble over whether ‘lost’ Van Gogh notebook is real
The discovery of 65 previously unknown drawings by Vincent Van Gogh — which had been hailed as one of the biggest art world finds in years — set off a feud about their authenticity Tuesday, with Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum calling them fakes.
New Scientist – Online news
Napping before an exam is as good for your memory as cramming
Revising for an exam? Students who spend an hour napping do just as well in tests as those who cram – and may even develop a better memory in the long run
SlashGear
Chinese researchers inject human with cells editing using CRISPR-Cas9 technique
Testing of new medical breakthroughs in the US take a very long time to move from animal trials into human trials. In China a group of researchers led by oncologist Lu You at Sichuan University in Chengdu have become the first in the world to inject cells into a person that were edited using the CRISPR-Cas9…
BBC News – World
Russia Navalny: Supreme court overturns conviction fort fraud
A Russian court overturns opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s fraud conviction but orders a retrial.
ArchDaily
How to Design Theater Seating, Shown Through 21 Detailed Example Layouts
Audience sightlines, accessibility and acoustics all make theater seating a hugely precise art. As part of their set of online resources for architects and designers, the team at Theatre Solutions Inc (TSI) have put together a catalog of 21 examples of theater seating layouts. Each layout…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Whale shark mugshots reveal teenage males hang around WA’s coast
Every year in March juvenile male whale sharks arrive at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, supporting a thriving ecotourism industry. But where do they go in July once they leave this meeting site?
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Huddled mice could change the way we think about evolution
Adapt or die. That’s the reality for an animal species when it is faced with a harsh environment. Until now, many scientists have assumed that the more challenging an animal’s environment, the greater the pressure to adapt and the faster its genes evolve. But we have just published new research in Royal…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Farewell to Sentinel-2B
Just weeks before Sentinel-2B is packed up and sent to French Guiana for its launch next March, media representatives and specialists got one last look at the second satellite for Europe’s Copernicus programme.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Rise in reindeer deaths in the Arctic linked with loss of sea ice and extreme weather
Scientists have interviewed nomadic reindeer herders in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug of West Siberia, the world’s most productive reindeer herding region, to look at how global warming is affecting their way of life. While rain-on-snow does not cause problems in spring, it can be catastrophic for…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
What’s next for climate change policy
Regulations to fight climate change likely will be casualties of the incoming Trump administration, but environmental experts taking stock of the changing American political landscape said that work in the field will continue elsewhere and that a broad-based rollback of U.S. environmental protection…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers predict large amplitude rolling motion for safer seas
Ninety percent of the global trade moves by sea and more than $4 trillion worth of cargo is transported annually on large container ships. As commercial shipping continues to strengthen our economy, naval architects are faced with a naturally-occurring phenomenon in container ships previously seen in…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Racial bias negligible in test to predict who will commit future crimes
Efforts to relieve the human and financial toll of prison overcrowding often rely on predictive tools that estimate how likely an inmate is to reoffend based on such risk factors as criminal history, education or employment problems and substance abuse.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Antarctic snowscapes for predicting the weather
EPFL scientists measured for the first time – at centimeter resolutions – how the snowscape of Antarctic ice in the sea changed, before and after a blizzard. This data will help build better weather models for the South Pole and the world’s climate.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Smartwatches connect intensive care doctors and their patients
Researchers have come up with a way to link a smartwatch to the metabolic monitors used with patients in intensive care. If the sensors – which were developed at EPFL – detect an anomaly, the doctor on duty receives an alert anywhere in the hospital.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Singapore tests digital currency system to ease bank payments
Singapore will launch a new electronic payment system using blockchain, the technology behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, the city-state’s central bank chief said Wednesday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
China’s Arctic ambitions take shape in remote Iceland valley
In a remote valley near the Arctic Circle where the wind whips the coarse yellow grass, China and Iceland are preparing to look to the sky—and a shared future.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Climate: no country on target for world 2 degrees goal
No country is shifting from dirty to clean energy fast enough to hold global warming below two degrees Celsius, a ranking of 58 nations responsible for 90 percent of energy-related CO2 emissions showed Wednesday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New report shows the critical situation of water in Donana, WWF warns
The health of Spain’s Doñana National Park is fully dependent on water. But the aquifer that feeds Doñana’s marshes is drying up at an alarming speed, and its deterioration is affecting rivers, marshes, lagoons, as well as the plants and animals that make Doñana unique.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Three-ring ligand study may improve palladium-catalyzed reactions
Palladium-catalyzed organic reactions, such as Sonogashira cross-coupling, may be made more efficient and substrate-tolerant as a result of new findings at A*STAR.
WIRED
An Oral History of Three Days That Rocked America
Baton Rouge. Falcon Heights. Dallas. Seven fatal shootings. Millions of witnesses on social media. We got the inside story from 31 points of view. The post An Oral History of Three Days That Rocked America appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
You’ve Never Seen Science Experiments Look Quite Like This
Set your hand on fire or power a light bulb with lemons using these grade school experiments. The post You’ve Never Seen Science Experiments Look Quite Like This appeared first on WIRED.
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The best iPad deals on Black Friday 2016
November, and especially the time close to Black Friday is often a great time to find a great deal on your favourite electronic devices. If you’re looking for cheap iPad deals – you’ve most certainly come to the right place! The iPhone may not be the best phone these days, but the iPad is definitely…
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The best iPad mini deals on Black Friday 2016
Congratulations if you’ve waited this long to grab a cheap iPad Mini, November is a great time to get a discounted model, especially as we’re getting close to Black Friday.The iPad mini is almost flawless in so many ways and we’ve picked out all the best iPad mini deals so you can find a cheap one.The…
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suitX’s modular exoskeleton can prevent work-related injuries
suitX, a robotics company out of University of California, Berkeley’s Human Engineering Lab, launched an exoskeleton that can help people walk again earlier this year. Now, the company has officially launched another product: one that can prevent peo…
Lifehacker
What You Need to Know About Taxes If You Make Money from the Gig Economy
If you want to make extra cash on the side, there are plenty of options out there from Airbnb to Lyft to Etsy. You’ve probably heard this referred to as the gig, sharing, or on-demand economy. Whatever you want to call it, if you earn any of your income this way, you have to think about taxes. Here’s…
Latest news
Meet Alice, the Microsoft Cortana-based AI chatbot who aims to make you look stylish
Catalan company and Microsoft partner Bismart has used Cortana and Azure technology to create a digital assistant aimed at improving the clothes-buying process.
Latest news
Singapore outlines fintech strategy, releases sandbox guidelines
Monetary Authority of Singapore underscores the importance of a regulatory regime that aids innovation while ensuring security, as well as the right infrastructure and ecosystem to support new technologies.
Latest news
AWS sets its sights on the BI market as it makes Amazon QuickSight generally available
The cloud computing giant launches a tool aimed at letting non-technical, business users rapidly extract useful information from corporate data.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Patagonia admits there’s a problem with synthetic clothes
Called ‘the biggest environmental problem you’ve never heard of,’ the shedding of plastic microfibers is a topic nobody wants to discuss
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Are solar barnraisings and “voluntary gas taxes” the future of renewables incentives?
I hope not. But they are still pretty cool.
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Competitions: IKEA FAMILY | Soft Toy Drawing Competition | Kids Designing for Kids
Registration Deadline: Oct 30, 2016; Submission Deadline Oct 30, 2016 Join children from all over the world in creating next year’s SAGOSKATT – a limited edition collection where we turn kids’ drawings into real soft toys. Good luck to all artists! Simply do your best and have FUN! See RULES for complete…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: London, 15-22 November
Continue with the wintry, snuggly, mulled wine vibe this week, with the opening of Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. The transformation of one of the most famous parks in the world, into this festival is a feat worth beholding, especially on the festival’s 10th anniversary.Other events this week look into…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: Los Angeles, November 14-21
It’s already mid-November, and L.A.’s endless summer wears on. As always, the 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. Wondering where other…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Competitions: Design, Product + Installation Startup Incubator at the Ryerson Design Fabrication Zone in Toronto
Registration Deadline: Jan 31, 2017; Submission Deadline Jan 31, 2017 The DFZ is accepting applications from emerging designers and architects, design business, and tech startups who require business incubation and/or design and fabricate support to produce commercial products, installations and exhibitions….
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: New York City, November 14-21
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. Planning for another week in the Big Apple? Bustler has compiled a snappy list…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: AIA Los Angeles honors city’s top-notch projects in 2016 Design Awards
The AIA Los Angeles chapter recently recognized some of the city’s top-notch architecture in the 2016 AIA|LA Design Awards. The competition invites submissions for completed projects (located anywhere) that are designed by AIA members from L.A.-based firms. Any AIA member who constructed projects in…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: Get Real: Why You Should Care About Original Design
Event Date: Nov 30, 2016; Event City: Toronto, ON, CA The Designer. The Thief. The Manufacturer. The Academic. Join us for a heated discussion on the continued prevalence of knock-offs in the world of design. Panelists including Antoine Roset of Ligne Roset and VP of Be Original Americas will talk about…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Competitions: 2016 AIA|LA Architectural Photography Awards
Registration Deadline: Nov 28, 2016; Submission Deadline Dec 9, 2016 AIA|LA invites you to enter in the 2016 AIA|LA Architectural Photography Awards. Entry is open to members, photographers, and the public.CLICK FOR CALL-FOR-ENTRIESRegistration Closes Monday, November 28 at 12 p.m. Subject(s) must…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Architects envision pit stops for the infamous Trans-Siberian Railway
Participants in the Trans Siberian Pit Stops competition had one objective: To envision tourist centers to be built along the infamous Trans-Siberian Railway. As one of Bee Breeders’ latest installments, the ideas competition sought designs that complement the history and identity of the iconic railway,…
Scientific American Content: Global
The Origins of Creativity
New evidence of ancient ingenuity forces scientists to reconsider when our ancestors started thinking outside the box — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Surge in seizures of captive-bred tigers strengthens call for Asia to close all tiger farms
With commercial tiger breeding in Asia threatening the future of the world’s remaining wild tigers, governments must announce concrete steps to close all the continent’s tiger farms within the next three years at the international conference on illegal wildlife trade starting tomorrow in Viet Nam.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
An international language for solar energy fields
Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, have reviewed the various definitions and terminologies used to measure and report on the energy conversion efficiencies in different solar energy fields. They offer recommendations to make it easier to assess the…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Proximity labeling reveals the key components of a structure that gives cells their sense of place
The protein complexes cells use to attach to the local biological matrix do more than hold cells in place, they help the cell sense what tissue they’re in and what cell type they should be. However, the unstable nature of these ‘focal adhesion’ protein complexes makes them difficult to study. Researchers…
Macworld
Certs up! Apple and Google take certificates more seriously
I was naive and thought that a lot of the issues surrounding Web browser/server security would be resolved with some significant changes agreed to by operating system makers, non-OS browser developers, and the parties that provide verification, called certificate authorities (CAs), which took place…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Enchanting birdhouses inspired by famous architecture
Related: Artist creates thousands of urban birdhouses out of recycled scrap wood Via My Modern Met + Sourgrassbuilt Images via E. Spencer Toy/Sunset Publishing (1,2,3) and Sourgrassbuilt (4,5,6,7,8)
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Researchers find a new way to convert heat into electricity
When we think about ways to make existing power plants more efficient, we typically look at waste heat. It’s something almost everything generates — coal plants, automobiles and even your refrigerator loses a sizeable amount of energy to lost heat….
Geek.com
It’s Easy as Raspberry Pi to Create Your Own Electric Skateboard
Matthew Timmons-Brown, a 17-year-old student from Cambridge, has shown off what you can make when you have a lot of ingenuity, a little coding knowledge, and a Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. Matthew modified […]
Lifehacker
This Is Where You Should Keep Your Stuff When You’re Wearing a Suit
When you’re wearing a suit, you don’t want all the junk in your pockets to create unsightly bulges. This diagram shows you the perfect spots to keep your stuff handy without ruining the look.Read more…
SlashGear
MSI Trident is a tiny VR ready gaming rig packing GeForce GTX 1060 graphics
MSI has rolled out a new VR ready gaming computer that it claims to be the world’s smallest VR ready gaming PC called the MSI Trident. The Trident has a customized MSI GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card inside along with the latest Intel Core processors making or a powerful, but small gaming rig. To keep…
Macworld
Troubleshooting some nasty Safari malware
“I need Apple advice,” My sister texted me last week. “I got a message that my computer is blocked due to an unexpected error. It gives me a number to call to fix it. Does that sound legit?” No. It did not sound legit. What’s worse, the error message gave her an 800 number to call, which she did,…
Macworld
Streetography review: Photo app automatically puts your snapshots on the map
With travel photos—and even everyday snapshots—location is almost always the defining factor that stokes visceral memory. For anyone walking around with an iPhone, location services are your best friend, and paired with Streetography (free on the iTunes Store), a new map-based photo-sharing app for…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
Dazzling View of Cityscape: Minimal Penthouse Brings Downtown Montreal Indoors
Designing a posh and exquisite penthouse for a group of students is not really a request that architectural firms have to often deal with. Most refined urban hubs like Penthouse 03 are often reserved for couples or modern families who want a bird’s eye view of the city they reside in. But Atelier Pierre…
Mashable
The power of public shaming in Trump’s America
As it turns out, the voice of the people can still, on occasion, upend the government.  It’s how a civic official in Clay County, West Virginia lost her job after she called Michelle Obama an “ape in heels” on a Facebook post, which Clay County’s mayor commented on, approvingly.  The post garnered…
Scientific American Content: Global
How Studying Neuroscience Transformed My Brain
Eighteen-year-old me would have—without a doubt—endorsed Donald Trump’s rhetoric. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Physics News
Light detector with record-high sensitivity to revolutionize imaging
The research team led by Professor Hele Savin has developed a new light detector that can capture more than 96 percent of the photons covering visible, ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths.
Physics News
Pie in the sky: New Zealand makes pizza drone delivery
The world’s first pizza drone delivery was claimed Wednesday by the New Zealand division of fast food giant Domino’s, as it looks to grab a slice of a potentially hot future market.
Physics News
World’s fastest quantum simulator operating at the atomic level
Kenji Ohmori (Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan) and a group of collaborators have developed the world’s fastest simulator for the quantum mechanical …
Physics News
EAST achieves longest steady-state H-mode operations
Mashable
Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account hacked again
For all the things tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg has accomplished over the years, properly handling his personal Pinterest account isn’t one of them. SEE ALSO: Don’t be like Mark: How to protect your social accounts from being hacked For the second time this year, Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account…
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How Not to Build a Jail (New at Reason)
The tragedy of American mass incarceration isn’t just a problem causing the country’s prisons to be inhumanely overcrowded. Our local jails—even in our nation’s capital—are also afflicted. In a feature article in the December issue of Reason, criminal justice reporter C.J. Ciaramella writes: In…
How-To Geek
How to Delete Your Yahoo Mail Account
With Yahoo suffering massive data breaches and selling itself to Verizon, you may want to delete that old Yahoo account. If you still have important data in your account, you can download much of it before you delete it, too.Click Here to Continue Reading
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If Hillary Clinton Belongs in Prison, So Does Rudy Giuliani
During the presidential campaign, Rudy Giuliani argued (correctly) that Hillary Clinton could be charged with a federal felony for mishandling classified information through her sloppy email practices as secretary of state even if she did not intend to break the law. But there is also a strong case…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Difficult to foresee how global warming will influence life in oceans and lakes based on existing research
There is no doubt that global warming is occurring and that air, surface, and water temperatures will continue to increase in the 21st century. But how reliable are current projections regarding consequences of future climate change for biodiversity?
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Faster manufacturing of breath sensors
A group of researchers at Osaka University, succeeded in producing nanostructured gas sensor devices for detecting volatile organic compounds (VOC) in breath for the purpose of healthcare in time equivalent to or shorter than one tenth of the time required for manufacturing conventional gas sensors….
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Video: ‘Good bacteria’ make diseases less deadly
In a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications, Oxford DPhil student Suzanne Ford from the Department of Zoology shows how the use of ‘good bacteria’ – or defensive microbes – could help fight diseases.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Not everyone loves wheat—so why not remove the bad bits?
Wheat is everywhere. It’s in bread, pasta, pastries, biscuits, pizza, batter, cereals, soups, sauces, instant drinks, salad dressing, processed meats and sweets, to name but a few.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Visualization of the behavior of sugar transport proteins
A group of researchers led by Kazuya Kikuchi, professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, clarified the role of a N-glycan chain on glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4) by developing a method for visualizing intracellular trafficking of proteins.
Ars Technica
More and more law enforcement are happily expanding their drone fleets
Enlarge / An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy showed this drone-captured footage of a recent fire on the Oakland-Emeryville border. (credit: Cyrus Farivar) SAN JOSE, Calif.—Speaking at the Drone World Expo on Tuesday, a panel of four law enforcement officers resoundingly approved their use and likely…
Mashable
Long Island canal covered by thousands of dead fish
Tens of thousands of fish have died after seemingly suffocating inside a canal in Hampton Bays, New York.  The bunker fish were likely chased there by predators and got stuck after the canal gates closed. Their large number drained the oxygen in the water. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Real…
Cool Hunting
Notes: Processing and Plotting with the Summit Community: Three days of post-election deep immersion
Like many of us, I began the day on Wednesday 9 November exhausted, angry and confused. It was an early morning because we hadn’t slept well and it was an early morning because Evan and I were catching a flight to Miami to get on the ship for Summit…… Continue…
Architizer
Aeron Chairs
When Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick designed the Classic Aeron, they combined a deep knowledge of human-centered design with innovative, never-before-seen technology to deliver a chair unlike any other. Now Aeron has been remastered — ergonomically, functionally, anthropometrically and environmentally…
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Kurdish YPG militia to leave Manbij
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia is to pull its forces from the town of Manbij, as demanded by Turkey.
FiveThirtyEight
History Suggests The Democrats Won’t Stay In the Wilderness
After Tuesday’s election results, Democrats lost the White House and remained a minority in Congress and in state legislative chambers. Their appointees to the Supreme Court are likely to remain in the minority for years to come. But history suggests that parties this deep in the political wilderness…
FiveThirtyEight
How New York Hunts For Early Signs Of Disease Outbreaks
On July 29, 2015, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sent out an alert — 31 people in the South Bronx had contracted Legionnaires’ disease, a lung infection from waterborne bacteria that kills about 1 out of every 10 people who get it. By the time officials found the source (a…
9to5Mac
Suppliers say Trump’s promise of US-made Apple products impractical, as company points to US jobs
A piece in the WSJ outlines why president-elect Trump’s campaign promise to ‘get Apple to start making their computers and their iPhones on our land, not in China’ is impractical. Tim Cook has previously said that the vocational skills needed for Apple manufacturing simply don’t exist in the USA, and…
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Humans have unique brain ‘fingerprints,’ scientists confirm
People say “our brains are wired differently,” and now a team of scientists led by Carnegie Mellon researchers have proven that’s literally the case. The group developed a way to “fingerprint” the human brain using diffusion MRI and found that its st…
Lifehacker
Google Translate Will Now Use Neural Learning to Make Even Better Translations
If you need to translate some text, Google Translate will usually get you in the ballpark, but it’s not perfect. Now, the company hopes to vastly improve its translations with neural learning.Google first announced it was researching ways to use neural networks to teach its computers how to get better…
Gizmodo
Gifts to Help You Survive and Prosper After the Apocalypse
All things must come to an end, including human civilization. Whether it’s a superbug pandemic tomorrow or a supernova sun in billions of years, one day, somehow, the apocalypse will arrive. You and loved ones plan on being ready for it, and ready for what comes after.Read more…
Scientific American Content: Global
Why Don’t Figure Skaters Get Dizzy When They Spin?
Amir Kheradmand, an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, answers — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Bird excrement may be cooling the Arctic
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Canada, Sweden and U.S. has found that bird excrement may be playing a role in cooling the Arctic during its warmer months. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the team describes how they found higher than expected seasonal…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
What can Pokemon Go teach the world of conservation?
Launched in July this year, Pokémon Go has become a global phenomenon, reaching 500 million downloads within two months of release.
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This $5 Device Can Hack Your Locked Computer In One Minute
Next time you go out for lunch and leave your computer unattended at the office, be careful. A new tool makes it almost trivial for criminals to log onto websites as if they were you, and get access to your network router, allowing them to launch other types of attacks. Hackers and security researchers…
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Why ‘Popping’ the Social Media Filter Bubble Misses the Point
Bubbles by John Everett Millais/Wikimedia Commons/Let’s be absolutely clear: social media filter bubbles are not responsible for the election of Donald Trump.There are quite a few problems with this thinking. First, it draws a direct causal line between the outcome of the election and social media usage…
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Your Tuna Might Not Really Be Tuna
I’ve been mildly paranoid about mislabeled seafood every since I heard a This American Life episode episode about pig buttholes being passed off as calamari. While that turned out to be folklore, studies have shown seafood is often mislabeled, and new research found that this has a big impact on its…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Innovative new light therapy could treat bees poisoned by pesticides
Bees treated with light therapy bounce back from pesticide poisoning at alarming rates, a new study found. Pesticides threaten an already unstable global bee population, yet this new treatment method could significantly improve survival rates by simply installing near infrared lights directly into their…
CNET News.com
Is MacBook Pro perfect? No, but it’s worth $3,000 to me – CNET
Commentary: Complaints about the USB-C-only ports and the butterfly keyboard aren’t enough to lead a photo-obsessed Mac user to Windows.
The Next Web
Android Auto now lets you safely talk on Facebook Messenger while driving
Facebook has started distributing an update for its Messenger application via the Play Store. In addition to the usual plethora of bug fixes and stability improvements, the upgrade lets users both listen and respond to messages while driving using Android Auto. Once they’ve installed the latest build…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Carbon nanotube dry adhesive holds in extreme cold, strengthens in extreme heat
Ars Technica
Microsoft offers antitrust concessions to EU over LinkedIn purchase
(credit: Microsoft) At the start of this year, Brussels’ antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager warned data-hoarding tech giants that she was looking at them very closely—even though she was yet to spot a “competition problem.” In June, Microsoft—with its planned buyout of LinkedIn—caught the eye of…
Geek.com
The UK is Getting a New Quidditch League
Quidditch is a fictional sport, but that hasn’t stopped it from going international in the real world, and it’s only just beginning to expand. England is launching its own Quidditch Premier League with […]
TechSpot
MSI launches powerful small form factor PC for VR gaming
MSI has revealed a new small form factor gaming PC called the Trident, aimed at gamers who want to enter the world of virtual reality without building a massive desktop system.
The Awesomer
Igloo Daytripper Pack
Price: $100  | BuyThe perfect backpack for picnicking and day hikes, the Daytripper offers a duo of separated, leak-resistant cooler compartments, a removable divider for bottles, and includes a bamboo cutting board with cheese knives and a corkscrew. Also available as a tote. More Awesome…
Latest news
When will Microsoft end support for your version of Windows or Office?
As we count down to the New Year, the support clock is ticking. Microsoft will pull the plug on Windows Vista and Office 2007 in mere months. So how long until Windows 7, Office 2010, and other currently supported versions reach the end of the line?
Latest news
Google commits to new headquarters and 3,000 additional jobs in London
‘Vote of confidence’ in the UK comes despite Brexit decision to leave the European Union.
Latest news
Apple’s iPhone is no longer the best Google phone
That may sound absurd, but hear me out.
Latest news
Google weaves machine learning into new Google Photos features
Google has stepped up the features and intelligence of Google Photos, even bringing ancient prints along for the ride. But it’s also creating a picture of your behavior.
Latest news
OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What are the key differences?
Here are the key differences between the new OnePlus 3T and the existing OnePlus 3 smartphone.
Latest news
Firefox 50.0 arrives for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, adds new features
The open-source browser adds a smattering of new features as it hits the half-century of releases.
9to5Mac
Official Reddit app finally adds iPad support in today’s update
It seems amazing that the official Reddit app has taken this long to add iPad support following the iPhone-only launch back in April, but it’s finally happened as the company has launched version 2.0. iPad support is the only new feature, alongside bug fixes for Reddit Live … more…Filed under: Apple…
The Next Web
Google Toilet Locator shows the way to clean public bathrooms in India
One of the hardest things to do in a modern city is finding a clean public toilet — and most often, you’re bound to coffee shops or restaurants like McDonalds. The situation is even harsher in India, where cities like Delhi are struggling to provide the 27 million inhabitants of its metropolitan area…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Tip-assisted Chemistry Enables Chemical Reactions at Femtoliter Scale
The Chemical Communications journal reviews the advances made towards the confinement of chemical reactions within small droplets. The focus of the article falls to the tip-assisted chemistry, a…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
New LEDs Hold Promise for Purification of Water in Remote Areas
A team of engineers from Ohio State University have created LEDs on lightweight flexible metal foil for the first time. They designed the foil-based LEDs for portable UV lights which can be used by…
Scientific American Content: Global
Geographic Variability in Zika-Related Birth Defects Baffles Scientists
Theories about disease patterns abound, but evidence and explanations are scarce — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
SlashGear
ZTE Grand X 4 brings affordable power to Cricket Wireless
It has been a very busy two months for ZTE in the US. First, it launched the Axon 7 Mini in the country for the first time. Then it wrapped up it’s crowdsourcing campaign for a smartphone. Finally, it brought the ZMax Pro to T-Mobile, after enjoying some alone time with MetroPCS. Now, it is heading for…
The Gadget Flow
Java Indonesian Sandalwood Watch From Garwood
The Garwood team is back again with another handcrafted wooden masterpiece in the form of Java. This wristwatch has been made from 100% natural Indonesian sandalwood that adds an ethnic style to your wrist. It’s somewhat like their classic Kuta series wristwatch and bears that subtle tone-on-tone look…
The Gadget Flow
Herbster – The Hanging City Garden
With Herbster planting tubes it is possible to grow plants vertically in a limited space, both indoors and outdoors. The goal of Herbster has been to end up with a simple and clean Scandinavian design product, suitable for hanging in most places; at home: in the kitchen, the living room, children’s room,…
The Gadget Flow
YOURLOOK – Cut & Slash Resistant Jacket
YourLook Jacket will help to resist high intensity of cuts and slits from sharp weapons. The YOURLOOK Jacket is specially designed and manufactured using an Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene that is cut and puncture resistant, making it ideal for wearers in high-risk activities as well as those…
The Gadget Flow
The Cord-ganizer for iPhones by Kiko
Avoid the panic and embarrassing experience of asking around for a charging cord when your phone battery is about to expire. The Cord-ganizer hooks around your square iPhone outlet charge box, and the accompanying cord nestles easily into the attached loop for organized access to your charging cord when…
Design Milk
A Daybed That Has Us Dreaming of Summer
The cold hard fact that winter is pretty much here is quite hard to swallow because as the temperatures drop, we dream of sunny days even more. The winters might seem long for many which means we need to focus on all things warm and cozy to get us by, so we’re dreaming of summer days by the…
The Gadget Flow
Power PomPom – Charger, Battery, Bluetooth Tracker and Mirror!
The Power PomPom 2.0 is a convenient compact furball mirror along with a 2,000mAh external rechargeable battery. This colorful design is featured in a wide assortment of colors. Other than serving as a mirror or a power bank, the Power PomPom works as an efficient Bluetooth tracker that can track your…
The Gadget Flow
Presli – The Smartest Anti-Theft Backpack
The premise behind Presli was to create a backpack that can alleviate any stress, fear or uncertainty while walking in busy areas such as schools, public transport, airports, etc. The main zipper was moved to the back panel, and the front pocket zipper was moved inside the backpack. This means that nobody…
The Gadget Flow
Rmour – Silver Case for Your iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
Rmour is a minimally designed and light-weight phone case that optimizes your mobile experience without inhibiting it. Rmour complements your iPhone 7 and makes it look better than ever before. The elegant handcrafted design securely cradles your phone’s corners with the glow of fine gold. These gold-plated…
Scientific American Content: Global
“Nanocars” Gear Up for World’s Most Amazing Molecular Race
Tiny molecular machines will chase around a gold track in a 38-hour sprint — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
How-To Geek
How to Clear the Recent Documents List When You Exit Windows
You never know when that “Recent Documents” jump list will come back to bite you. Maybe you share your user account with other people, or maybe you’re just really cautious. Your reasons are your own. We’re just here to show you how to make sure it clears every time you shut down.Click Here to Continue…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Efficient approach for tracking physical activity with wearable health devices
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an energy-efficient technique for accurately tracking a user’s physical activity based on data from wearable devices.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Video: Despite some retailers closing on Thanksgiving, ‘Black Friday creep’ remains, consumer behavior expert says
Despite a trend recently of stores choosing to not open Thanksgiving Day ahead of Black Friday, many major retailers still have announced plans to start their major holiday sales just hours after most people finish their turkey and pumpkin pie, said a University of Kansas expert on consumer behavior.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Astronomers detect a fast rotating group of stars in our galaxy
(Phys.org)—European astronomers have spotted a group of stars with high rotation velocity residing outside the solar radius in our Milky Way galaxy. According to a paper published Nov. 2 on arXiv.org, this group, which moves significantly faster than the majority of other stars, could provide essential…
EETimes:
Manufacturing PCBs: Ensuring Global Consistency
If you prototype printed circuit boards in the U.S., how can you ensure that laminates and prepregs you used will match those used in offshore volume production?
Gizmodo
How to Save a Ton of Time With Custom Searches on Android
Out of the box, Android doesn’t give you much flexibility when it comes to setting the default search in the toolbar at the top of the screen. A clever app called Custom Search Bar Widget lets you set up alternative searches for sites like YouTube, Wikipedia, IMDB, Google Maps, and more. It also completely…
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Twitter Launches New Tools to Combat ‘Hate Speech,’ Russia Ditches War-Crimes Court, Conflicts of Interest Abound for Trump: A.M. Links
Twitter announced new plans to get tough on “hate speech,” including tools that give users more control over what content they see and an apparent “purge” of alt-right accounts. “Unlike past presidents who took office with considerable wealth,” reports Politico, “the setup Trump is creating for his…
TechCrunch
An AI project can tell you when the cow goes “Moo”
 A new project from Disney Research can recognize various objects in videos – cows, cars, very small rocks – and add appropriate sounds – “Mooo!”, “Vroom!”, a witch’s cackle – automatically. The system ignores the surroundings and other audio and simple adds simple sound effects. The system works by…
Digital Trends
China’s Gionee gives its S9 smartphone an alien look with dual rear cameras
Chinese manufacturer Gionee unveiled the S9 earlier today, and though the phone might not exactly quality as a flagship, it still manages to impress in several key aspects. Our tour begins on the outside, where you will notice the glass front and the aluminum back curve at the sides to meet each other…
Slashdot
Amazon Takes Counterfeit Sellers To Court For First Time
For the first time, Amazon is taking counterfeit sellers to court. The move comes after several sellers expressed strong concerns about their businesses getting ripped off by Amazon, which is not doing anything to curb distribution of fake, poor quality products on its ecommerce platform. Notably, even…
The Verge – All Posts
Google’s musical AI experiments include a rapping smartphone and an infinite drum machine
Google is in the middle of a big machine learning push right now, announcing yesterday a pair of big-name hires as well as new product roadmap that will offer more AI services and support via Google Cloud. But that’s just the business side of the equation, and the company also seems to be having a hell…
Mashable
How Trump won an election helped by America’s anti-tech luddites
How’d Donald Trump win the White House? It’s a vexing question with a least a half a dozen good explanations. Among them: a nationalist bent, fear of change, the destruction of the rust belt, blue-collar flight to the right—each one played a substantial role. As did technology. It’s supposed to be…
Fast Company
These Business Lessons From Ballet’s Leaders Are Totally On Point
Ballet has a lot to teach business about balancing high expectations with precision, discipline, and continuous learning. Ballet has a lot to teach business about balancing high expectations with precision, discipline, and continuous learning.Ballet and business both demand exacting…
Fast Company
How Banks Make It Hard For Sexy Startups
Porn and sex toys aren’t illegal, but banks often treat them that way. Critics say the practice is discriminatory and amounts to censorship. Porn and sex toys aren’t illegal, but banks often treat them that way. Critics say the practice is discriminatory and amounts to censorship.Last…
Fast Company
An Ex-War Reporter Joins The Fight For Better Transcription Software
Play. Type. Stop. Rewind. Jeff Kofman is trying to change how journalists and others transcribe, analyze, and search audio and video. Play. Type. Stop. Rewind. Jeff Kofman is trying to change how journalists and others transcribe, analyze, and search audio and video.I’m in London,…
Lifehacker
Todoist’s Smart Schedule Suggests the Perfect Deadline For Your Tasks
Your to-do list is supposed to help keep you organized, but you still have to do a lot of the grunt work to manage your schedule. Todoist wants to make it easier by suggesting the best times to get your tasks done based on your habits.Read more…
Science | Smithsonian
Behold: The World’s Largest Radio Telescope
The Atacama Large Millimeter Array, located in the Atacama Desert, is the product of a 20-year global effort by Europe, North America, and East Asia
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The Man Who Wants to Make Artificial Glaciers to Save the Himalayans
The Himalayans had a water problem. In the summer months, parched residents looked to the mountain peaks, wondering why the glacial melt they relied upon for fresh water had dried up completely. Typically, the snow and ice that melted during the summer months would sustain the agriculture in this…
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Guy FOIAs NSA for Area 51 Docs, Finds Diner
Photo: Arun MarshArea 51 will probably always be a part of science folklore, even if the truth about the legendary site is probably much more boring than many anticipate.Turns out, when the intelligence community is talking about Area 51, it’s actually referring to a military dining facility, according…
PCWorld
Five things AI does better than humans, from the mundane to the magnificent
For millennia, we surpassed the other intelligent species with which we share our planet—dolphins, porpoises, orangutans, and the like—in almost all skills, bar swimming and tree-climbing. In recent years, though, our species has created new forms of intelligence, able to outperform us in other ways….
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New BBC app highlights the best of David Attenborough
On Sir David Attenborough’s 90th birthday earlier this year, the BBC announced it was developing a mobile app to showcase the veteran presenter’s huge body of work. “Attenborough’s Story of Life” is finally available to download for iOS and Android today, and features more than 1,000 curated clips from…
TechCrunch
The Waterologies Solardistech is a solar water treatment plant for tiny towns
 Water treatment is a massively pressing issue. Hundreds of thousands of people die each ear from lack of clean water and a small, portable filtration system could have saved them. That’s what Waterologies is trying to build. Their products, the Solardistech 0.5, 15, and 4, are standalone water purifiers…
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Nutrition and animal welfare were winners on Election Day
Several monumental measures were passed in last week’s U.S. election.
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First 6 storey wood building in Ontario wins Wood Works! Award
The Templar Block in Hamilton Ontario pushes a lot of buttons.
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Now you, too, can own a pair of Halo Sport headphones – CNET
The super-high-end sport headphones designed to improve performance for NFL players and Olympians are now available to the public.
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SALE: Get All The Nerdy Shirts For Only $14! [Deals]
Our Nerd Approved / TeePublic shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 for a limited time! But that’s not all—everything in the store has been massively discounted including phone cases, wall art hoodies and more. Now is the perfect…
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Better cartilage map could help researchers improve engineered joint repair
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ZapBox brings room-scale mixed reality to the masses
As fantastic as technologies like augmented and mixed reality may be, experiencing them, much less creating them, requires a sizable investment, financially speaking. It is just beyond to reach of consumers as well as your garage-type indie developer. AR and VR startup Zappar, however, wants to smash…
The Next Web
Never lose your Discover Weekly playlist again with this IFTTT Applet
Spotify knows me well. I’ve been using it for almost six years. It’s gotten to learn my tastes and preferences. Every week it shows me music it thinks I might like through the Discover Weekly playlist. And it’s usually spot on. My biggest complaint is that after a week it’s gone, replaced with a fresh…
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India money-changers marked with ink
India’s rupee crackdown will see people marked with indelible ink to ensure they get only one chance to change their bank notes.
BBC News – World
Macedonia cracks down on election list ‘tricks’
Macedonia’s electoral commission rejects a party candidate list featuring names similar to its rivals.
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Congressional Panel That Writes Checks for Science Will Get New Chief
A moderate Republican and science advocate is slated to run the House Appropriations Committee — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phononic raises a cool $40 million to make quiet, spacious refrigerators
 Refrigeration and air conditioning used to require vapor compressors, chemicals like Freon, fans, water chillers or passive heat sinks. But a North Carolina company called Phononic has developed solid state refrigeration technology instead. Phononic, which employs about 110 full-time today, just raised…
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Fujitsu develops analysis technology to improve communication performance of virtual networks
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of an automatic analysis technology to improve communications performance and quality in virtual networks. With the spread of virtualization technologies, such as the cloud, software defined networking (SDN), and network functions virtualization (NFV),…
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What is the interplanetary transport network?
It was with great fanfare that Elon Musk announced SpaceX’s plans to colonize Mars with the Interplanetary Transport System.
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In the cleanroom with game-changing GOES-R next-gen weather satellite
After an ironic detour due to Hurricane Matthew, liftoff of the game changing NASA/NOAA next generation GOES-R geostationary weather observation satellite offering a “dramatic leap in capability” is finally on track for this weekend on Nov. 19 from the Florida Space Coast.
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Finding an online advertising compromise
How can the internet balance targeted advertising with privacy concerns? A novel approach to targeted advertising would allow companies to offer users relevant advertisements without having to expend energy tracking and data mining putative customers and without those customers having to compromise their…
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Bacteriophages cure bacterial infections
Phage therapy may be a solution to treating infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Since 2013, researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland have collected bacteriophages to combat antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, and hope to start clinical phage therapy trials in the near…
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Shell-swinging snails knock out predators
Researchers in Japan and Russia have found some snail species that counterattack predators by swinging their shells, suggesting the importance of predator-prey interactions in animal evolution.
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How we solved the 1,000-year-old mystery of the Druze people’s origin – with a genetic Sat Nav
For a thousand years, the mysterious origin of the Druze people – who live almost exclusively in the mountains of Syria, Lebanon and Israel – has captivated linguists, historians, and sociologists, who have not been able to agree whether the Druze are of Arabian, Turkish, Caucasus or Persian origin….
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NASA renews search for antarctic meteorites
Three federal entities, including NASA, are reaffirming their commitment to search for Antarctic meteorites, to help learn more about the primitive building blocks of the solar system and answer questions about Earth’s neighbors like the moon and Mars.
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The BMJ Joins The Lancet in Supporting Drug Legalization
Last March a panel of experts organized by The Lancet condemned the war on drugs and recommended that countries “move gradually towards regulated drug markets.” This week another esteemed British medical journal, The BMJ, followed suit, urging governments to “investigate more effective alternatives…
Digital Trends
Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for free for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store. These apps normally cost…
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80,000 Reindeer Reported Dead in Latest Christmas Setback
A pair of extreme weather events in 2006 and 2013 caused mass starvation among reindeer in Arctic Russia. Researchers have now linked these episodes to climate change and the associated loss of sea ice.Read more…
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Twitter Just Banned a Bunch of Alt-Right Mouthpieces
On the heels of its very, very late foray into anti-harassment measures, Twitter has now suspended the accounts of several high profile alt-right figureheads, including Richard Spencer, Paul Town, Pax Dickinson, Ricky Vaughn, and John Rivers.Read more…
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Eco architect William McDonough unveils new language to end the war on carbon
The first way to end the war on carbon, according to the co-author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, is to stop calling it a war. William McDonough, who recently unveiled plans for the Silicon Valley of Agriculture in Denmark, published a new language for carbon in the journal Nature…
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Solar-powered Embassy of Australia designs unveiled for Washington, D.C.
Designed by Bates Smart’s Sir Osbourne McCutcheon in 1964, the existing Embassy of Australia is an austere monolith located at 1601 Massachusetts Avenue with views of the White House. The new replacement eschews the stiff and boxy form in favor of a multifaceted structure that engages the public realm…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Worlds first flexible bridge in Seattle keeps its shape after a big earthquake
Although Seattle is not a city plagued by earthquakes, its position on the waterfront of the Pacific Northwest makes it vulnerable to a big quake, especially given its population. City planners are taking this into consideration and building for a new ‘flexible’ bridge along the city’s shoreline that…
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Kenya delays closure of world’s largest refugee camp
Kenya said on Wednesday it had to agreed to delay the closure of a huge Somali refugee camp that it sees as a security risk, after international pressure to give residents more time to find new homes.
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The Status Audio CB-1s might be the best headphones under $100
A few months ago, Verge audio engineer Andrew Marino asked me to recommend a pair of over-ear headphones that had good sound, a comfortable fit, and a price south of $100. He was already familiar with my standby recommendation in that price range, the Sony MDR-7506 studio monitors, but I was stumped…
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Google has put a bunch of AI experiments on the web
Want to play around with Google’s AI projects? Well, now you can thanks to a website which makes the company’s tinkering with artificial intelligence available for the public to sample.If you head over to the AI Experiments web page, you’ll find eight different experiments on offer, designed to illustrate…
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Tip-assisted chemistry enables chemical reactions at femtoliter scale
BBC News – World
New Zealand earthquake: Seabed lifts after fault rupture
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand’s South Island on Monday has caused the seabed to lift as much as two metres.
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Researchers Look at Ways to Improve Pennsylvania Bridges
Penn State researchers are conducting a study to identify the key factors that are contributing to premature bridge deck cracking on many of Pennsylvania’s 22,000 bridges.
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Geofutures Master of Science in Architecture Program at Rensselaer Architecture: Student Project Wins Second Place in Archinect’s Dry Futures Competition
This post is brought to you by Rensselaer Architecture A Rensselaer student project from the Geofutures Master of Science in Architecture program at Rensselaer Architecture was selected as the second-place winner in the speculative category of the Dry Futures competition, sponsored by Archinect in 2015….
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Google AI experiments help you appreciate neural networks
Sure, you may know that neural networks are spicing up your photos and translating languages, but what if you want a better appreciation of how they function? Google can help. It just launched an AI Experiments site that puts machine learning to work in a direct (and often entertaining) way. The highlight…
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Synaesthetes who ‘see’ calendar show how our brains handle time
People who see calendars laid out in front of their mind’s eye provide clues to how we evolved our ability to mentally navigate through time and space
BBC News – World
Serbia makes its biggest arms haul in 16 years
Ten people are arrested for trafficking arms after Serbian police find a large stash of weapons.
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NIST improves Johnson-noise thermometry system
NIST has recently made substantial improvements to its Johnson-noise thermometry system, which is playing a vital role in the worldwide effort to determine the value of a key physical constant in time for the impending redefinition of the International System of Units (SI) in 2018. The system is now…
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QMC simulations reveal magnetic properties of titanium oxide material
By running computationally intensive quantum Monte Carlo simulations at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, researchers have demonstrated the ability to accurately calculate the magnetic properties of a titanium oxide material…
TechCrunch
Facebook overhauls ad metrics, admits 4 bugs and errors led to misreported numbers
 Facebook has been posting big gains on the back of advertising this year, but it looks like not all is well in the world ad metrics on the social network. Today the social network admitted that it has discovered some bugs and errors in its system that have led to misreporting numbers across four products,…
PCWorld
32 must-use IFTTT applets to help you handle the holidays
f you’ve not yet used or created any IFTTT “recipes,” the holiday season is as good a time as any to start. After all, who wants to take valuable attention away from a New Year’s Eve celebration to post a greeting to your social media followers?If you’ve never heard of IFTTT, it stands for “If This,…
GearCulture
Satechi Slim Wireless Keypad
Subtly extending your keyboard is a cinch thanks to the stylish Satechi Slim Wireless Keypad. Forged from aluminum, with a silver finish, the full numeric keypad sports a wire-free, rechargeable design with a battery that’s good for up to two weeks. Bluetooth friendly, it’s guaranteed to aid your brain…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Spider Furniture Is Creeptastic
If Tim Burton were to ask me where he could get some awesome custom furniture, I would say “check out Rebecca DeGroot“. Or maybe this guy. She tells Make: “I don’t like spiders, but I’m intrigued by the way they move and I’m constantly analyzing the mechanics of creatures.” Indeed, much of her…
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How to Disappear in a Fog of Data (and Why)
Right now we’re being watched. It might not be literal watching: it might be that a computer somewhere, owned by a government or a corporation, is collecting or mining the crumbs of data we all left around the world today. You probably know all this. But apart from the targeted ads, it’s often difficult…
TechCrunch
Wacom adds a pair of pro tablets with improved pens
 That there crazy bit of digital psychedelia above is being shown off on one of Wacom’s new pen tablets. The peripheral maker is debuting two devices today that comprise its newly branded Pro line of slates, focused, as the name implies, on creative professionals. The biggest upgrade to the Cintiq Pro…
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Boom Technology XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator subscale prototype debuts
A company called Boom Technology has debuted a subscale prototype of what it thinks will be the future of commercial passenger aviation. The subscale prototype is of a supersonic passenger jet called the XB-1 and nicknamed “Baby Boom.” The aircraft as unveiled this week at a VIP event for airline and…
The Next Web
Your websites will sparkle with this growing library of premium WordPress themes
If you’ve ever created a website using WordPress, you know how easy it can be. Unfortunately, so does everybody else… so how do you make your WordPress site stand out from so many others all using the same basic templates? The answer is by expanding your options with this lifetime subscription to a (constantly…
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Qualcomm Boss Brainstorms on 5G
In 2008, Paul Jacobs as CEO of Qualcomm worked with HTC CEO Peter Chou to make the world’s first Android smartphone. Last week, Jacobs, as executive chairman of Qualcomm, and Chou, now chairman of Digital Domain Holdings, swapped ideas on the future of 5G.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Cocktail of drugs is polluting our rivers
A study suggests that pharmaceuticals are polluting our rivers more than pesticides.
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Smart sensors could end rail chaos from ‘leaves on the line’
Train delays due to leaves on the line could be a thing of the past if a prototype developed at the University of Birmingham is adopted by railway networks.
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The Humanist Visionaries of Libertarianism: New at Reason
Ensconced in the deep-blue state of California, James Poulos cast his presidential ballot for Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson. In a new column for Reason, Poulos explains: I did so for one big reason—almost for one reason alone. Freed by single-party rule in the Golden State to vote artistically,…
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What Trump Can Do for Us: New at Reason
“Not my president” is the theme of the protests that have been staged in dozens of cities across the country since Donald Trump was elected last week. “I share the sentiment,” Reason’s Jacob Sullum writes. But while Trump will not be his president, “neither is Barack Obama, and neither were any of…
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Can your city change your mind?
There’s a significant chance that the room you’re in right now is controlling your mind. The room—if you’re like most North Americans, who’ve been found to spend roughly 90 percent of their time indoors, you’re probably in one—is exerting both strong and subtle influences on the way your brain functions….
Digital Trends
Google Allo introduces chat themes, and can now suggest emojis as you type
Google’s relatively new messaging app, Allo, is helping you prepare for the latest wizarding film with stickers. It’s one way the search giant is trying to get people to use its new messaging platform. In late October, the company unveiled stickers for Netflix’s Stranger Things. The new Fantastic Beasts…
Digital Trends
Intel driving autonomous vehicle tech development with $250M investment
Data is the new oil, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in his keynote address at the L.A. Auto Show’s AutoMobility conference. Krzanich during his speech announced Intel Capital will invest more than $250 million to advance autonomous driving. The keynote was the first ever for Intel at an automotive conference,…
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Nexbox A95X TV Box (Android 6 Marshmallow, 8GB Storage, 4K Support) $32.89
Nexbox A95X TV Box (Android 6 Marshmallow, 8GB Storage, 4K Support) $32.89
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Today’s Best Deals: Fire HD 6, Wiper Blades, Breaking Bad, and More
Another deal on the Fire HD 6, Breaking Bad box sets, and discounted wiper blades lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Read more…
Macworld
The Week in iOS Accessories: A “pop-up” display you can take anywhere
New accessories of the weekThis week’s roundup of accessories includes the Spontaneous Pop-Up Display—portable enough to fit in your bag, big enough for gameplay and serious work. Read on!Arovia Spontaneous The Spontaneous Pop-Up Display (a $349 pledge on Kickstarter) is a nifty idea: It lets you create…
Computerworld
5 great Apple Watch accessories
Apple Watch remains the world’s best-selling smartwatch and with the second edition now available it is taking a slice of the fitness tracker market, too. As the holiday shopping season looms, here is a short collection of some great accessories for the device.The Midas Touch Apple Watch 2 GoldGenieNot…
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In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play
Concern about the prevalence of fake or sensationally biased news sources has escalated in the days following the presidential election, with many citing it as a factor (some even the primary cause) of Donald Trump’s win. The central focus of the concern is Facebook, which has grown beyond a social…
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‘White’ Twitter bots can help curb racism
Twitter is trying to curb the virulent racism on its platform by banning bigots and expanding reporting features, but it’s like whack-a-mole — two pop up for every one banned. However, a new research paper shows that calling out users who post racist and sexist slurs can heavily curb trolling. There’s…
Lifehacker
The Best Way to Prepare for and Recover From a Marathon
Running a marathon—or even a half-marathon—is grueling, so proper preparation and recovery are key. Here’s are some tips to prepare yourself for the race, and how much recovery time you should give yourself.In the video above, Olympic runner John Henwood shares his advice. If you can’t watch the video,…
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UNStudio to masterplan vast 32-tower eunma housing development in seoul
to enable the addition of more than 1,500 apartments, existing 35 storey residential structures will be replaced with 50 storey towers. The post UNStudio to masterplan vast 32-tower eunma housing development in seoul appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Google PhotoScan
Price: Free  | Download | LinkA mobile app that helps archive all of those old printed photos you’ve got lying in boxes and albums, storing your printed memories right alongside your digital ones. It automatically eliminates glare, crops, straightens and enhances. Available on iOS and Android. More…
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SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics 2017
Conference/exhibition: 24 Apr 2017 – 27 Apr 2017, Praha, Czech Republic. Organized by SPIE Europe.
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Magnonics 2017
Conference: 7 Aug 2017 – 11 Aug 2017, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Organized by Dr Alexy Karenowska, Dr Hidekazu Kurebayashi.
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13th Zsigmondy Colloquium of the German Colloid Society
Conference: 5 Apr 2017 – 7 Apr 2017, Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany. Organized by INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, and Saarland University.
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Science and the Trump Presidency
What to expect for climate change, health care, technology and more under the new administration — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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“We Design with Life”: Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE on Soft Cars, Garbage Towers and Mushroom Chairs
This feature has been created in collaboration with urbanNext, a multi-platform aimed at developing, disseminating and distributing content centered on architecture through a focus on the contemporary human milieu and its challenges. Architizer features a weekly discussion from urbanNext’s journals…
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Slack Enterprise coming early 2017, aims to make sprawl manageable
Slack’s enterprise version is around the corner and companies will welcome features to better manage the service at scale.
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What are the electronic gifts people want?
A survey reveals the electronic gifts that people both plan on giving and what they want to receive during the holidays.
Newswise: SciNews
U-M Camera-Trap Project Captures Hundreds of Thousands of Michigan Wildlife Selfies
University of Michigan wildlife ecologist Nyeema Harris and graduate student Corbin Kuntze are deep in the woods in the southeast corner of the U-M Biological Station, a 10,000-acre property at the northern tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
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NSF Awards Nearly $1.7 Million to CUR to Create Research-Based Curricula
NSF grant will support five-year project to create cohesive, research-based curricula in biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology.
Newswise: SciNews
Walter E. Massey, Taft Armandroff to Lead Giant Magellan Telescope Board
The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization on Nov. 16 announced the appointment of Walter E. Massey and Taft Armandroff to the positions of board chair and vice chair, respectively.
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Brookhaven Lab to Lead Software Development Project and Partner on Data Co-Design Center for DOE’s Exascale Computing Project
Brookhaven Lab is leading one of the 35 software development projects (SOLLVE) and partnering on one of the four co-design centers (CODAR) recently funded by DOE’s Exascale Computing Project. SOLLVE will focus on OpenMP functionality for exascale computing; CODAR will concentrate on online data analysis…
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Facebook brings Instagram and Messenger together to make social for business easier – CNET
If you manage the social accounts for your business, Facebook’s new integration aims to save you time.
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LABB APPLE WATCH STRAP
The Noomoon team are the mad scientists of watch straps. Their first stroke of genius goes by the name of LABB, short for Loopless And Buckleless Band. Or what happens when you cross a Lego with some Velcro. Noomoon has transformed the watch strap and made it a thing of the future, a place where design…
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FREEDRUM
Freedrum is a virtual drumkit that fits in your pocket. Simply slip the sensors on your drumsticks, pair them with your smartphone and enjoy your kickass air drumming anywhere! The best part? You can put a pair of earbuds in, so you won?t have to hear anyone complain about your skills. How cool is that?…
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Amazon announces even more Black Friday sales extending through December 22nd
Amazon isn’t just starting Black Friday early this year, it’s extending it far beyond Thanksgiving weekend until December 22nd. The company claims that you’ll be able to “find new deals as often as every five minutes” on Amazon’s website for the next 35 days until the holidays. To that end, Amazon has…
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Flash Physics: New solar-energy model, Persis Drell named Stanford provost, gas sensors in a jiffy
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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Environmental-impact tax on food? People healthier, planet benefits
Enlarge (credit: Isriya Paireepairit) Food production is responsible for more than 25 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, most of that due to livestock. Yet agriculture has long been excluded from national plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Since it can be challenging to regulate the…
Gizmodo
You Can Already Save $30 On A PS4 Pro
If only the best will do, you can save $30 on a bare PS4 Pro console today, with no sales tax for most buyers.Read more…
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Lego Made a Miniature Working Version of the Panama Canal
Have you ever wondered how the largest ships in the world are able to cross Panama as they make their way from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic? The locks system in the Panama Canal are a modern engineering marvel, and how they work is now cleverly explained through this new Lego Education set.Read…
Gizmodo
Facebook Admits to More False Metrics
Facebook has inaccurately reported some of its engagement metrics to publishers, the company admitted Thursday. Read more…
The Next Web
Google Allo can now guess what emoji you want to use
Google has treated Allo to a rather unexpected update on Android and iOS. The upgrade brings a couple of new features to the recently-launched messaging application, including a refreshed Smart Smiley button and interchangeable background themes for chats. Building on Allo’s prediction algorithm, the…
Dezeen
First photographs show London’s new Design Museum
These photographs taken by Gareth Gardiner offer a glimpse of the interiors created by John Pawson for the new Design Museum ahead of its official opening next week. Read more
Dezeen
Competition: win a subscription to Scent’s home fragrance service
Dezeen has teamed up with home fragrance subscription service Scent to give readers the chance to win one of three year-long memberships. Read more
The Next Web
Taiwan wants Apple and Google to kick Uber out of their app stores
Taiwan is currently in the midst of a war with the ever-controversial ridesharing service. In a nutshell, the dispute is over taxes. According to Reuters, Uber has classified itself as a technology company rather than a transportation provider, which has had the effect of lowering its tax bill within…
Mashable
What the ACLU and NAACP think of Facebook’s ‘ethnic affinity’ marketing
When ProPublica revealed that Facebook allowed advertisers to target or exclude users by their “ethnic affinity,” the social network at first doubled down on defending the practice.  “We are committed to providing people with quality ad experiences, which includes helping people see messages that are…
TechCrunch
Spoiler Alert raises $2.5 million to stop food waste, abate hunger
 Spoiler Alert has raised $2.5 million for enterprise software that helps manufacturers and farms put excess food inventory to good use, instead of tossing it out. Since it was founded in 2015, the Boston-based startup has been working with large food producers and farms, including a recent partnership…
TechCrunch
Microsoft announces the next version SQL Server for Windows and Linux
 Microsoft’s announcement that it was bringing its flagship SQL Server database software to Linux came as a major surprise when the company first announced this in March. Until now, the preview was invite-only, but as Microsoft announced today, anybody who wants to give it a try can now download the…
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Japanese AI abandons its Tokyo University dreams
A team of scientists from the National Institute of Informatics in Japan have given up on making their AI smart enough to get into the University of Tokyo. The Todai Project — Tokyo University’s local nickname is “Todai” — began in 2011, so we’re sure at least some of them were disappointed by the…
TechCrunch
Google signs on to the .NET Foundation as Samsung brings .NET support to Tizen
 Microsoft is hosting its annual Connect(); developer event in New York today. With .NET being at the core of many of its efforts, including on the open-source side, it’s no surprise that the event also featured a few .NET-centric announcements, as well. For the most part, these center around the .NET…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Supercomputers’ pit crews
Like the world’s best pit crews, groups of highly trained scientists make sure everything works together at the supercomputers available through the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Like their NASCAR counterparts, these crews get the best possible performance from the custom-built supercomputers….
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New AI algorithm taught by humans learns beyond its training
“Hey Siri, how’s my hair?” Your smartphone may soon be able to give you an honest answer, thanks to a new machine learning algorithm designed by U of T Engineering researchers Parham Aarabi and Wenzhi Guo.
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K computer takes first place on HPCG benchmark
On November 16, the K computer took first place in the HPCG benchmark, a new index developed to create a more realistic view of supercomputer performance compared to the commonly used LINPACK benchmark. This success, which surpasses the second place achieved in 2014 and 2015, was made possible by significant…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
General Motors cutting about 160 jobs at plant in Indiana
General Motors says about 160 jobs are being cut from a plant in Kokomo, Indiana, after the automaker announced it would stop producing semiconductors there by mid-2017.
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European Diseases Left Their Mark on First Nations’ DNA
Change to immune-system genes in indigenous Canadians linked to epidemic introduced by Europeans — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Is the ‘Momentum’ for Action on Climate Change Unstoppable?
Marrakech – Anxiety about where U.S. climate policy is likely to go under the Trump administration is pervasive at the COP22 U.N. climate change conference. As a consequence, the meeting rooms in the tents at the Bab Ighli conference center are packed whenever members of the official U.S. delegation…
Lifehacker
Bodum’s Beautiful Pour-Over Coffee Maker Is Down to $17
Bodum Pour-Over Coffee Maker, $17 Bodum’s pour-over coffee maker is as beautiful as it is functional, and Amazon’s marked it back down to $17 today, matching the best price they’ve ever listed on the 34 ounce model. Hopefully, you take your coffee makers like you take your coffee: Black. Because that’s…
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Jackery’s Quick Charge 3.0 Battery Packs Are Back On Sale
Jackery’s Thunder battery packs include Quick Charge 3.0, and both the 10,050mAh and 20,100mAh varieties are marked down to their lowest prices today. Just pick your favorite size, and be sure to use promo code JTHUNDER at checkout.Read more…
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In 5 Years, Games Experience Will Move From Discrete To Indiscrete, Says EA CEO
The Verge has an insightful interview of Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts. In the wide-ranging interview, Wilson has talked about how the landscape of video games have changed over the years, and where it will be in the next few years. One remarkable comment he has made is about how video games…
Popular Science
If aliens invaded, how would we talk to them?
Entertainment The film Arrival offers some clues We asked the linguists who consulted on Arrival why alien languages will be difficult to decipher and how linguists might go about doing so.
Cool Material
The 12 Best Gifts You Can Give to the Food Lover
Everyone likes food. That’s not exactly a secret. But if you have someone on your list who loves food, this is the gift guide you’re looking for. We’re talking about the guy with a sous vide, who lined up for a Cronut, and who sharpens his Wusthof knives regularly. If you have a food lover […]
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How much longer can Antarctica’s hostile ocean delay global warming?
The waters of the Southern Ocean have absorbed much of the excess heat and carbon generated by humanity.Nature 539 346 doi: 10.1038/539346a
PCWorld
4 great apps for tackling your to-do lists
The humble to-do list is the foundation of every productivity plan. It’s a natural instinct to  unburden our brains by itemizing our most pressing tasks, and few things feel as satisfying as crossing a task off the list. Though a simple pen and paper is still an effective way to keep track of the…
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The Flash Shades Shade in Favor of Alchemy
The Flash tosses it’s minor villains to the side for now and gives us a little more information about Alchemy. Specifically, who he’s working with. In the beginning, we get a brief glimpse […]
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Ontario is rolling out a basic income for citizens living under the poverty line
Related: Canada is planning to give people free money, just for being citizens Via Big Think Images via jsnsndr on Flickr and Dennis Jarvis on Flickr
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Best business antivirus: 8 top paid security tools for small businesses
If you’re looking to protect your company PCs from malware then you could just equip each one with your preferred free antivirus package. You’ll get a reasonable level of protection, and it might well seem like you’re keeping costs to a minimum.Of course you’ll have to manually install each copy. And…
Mashable
These spellbinding photos taken by an astronaut will leave you breathless
LONDON — British astronaut Tim Peake has quite literally seen a side of the world that few will ever glimpse. Fortunately, there are cameras, and Tim’s a nice guy.  SEE ALSO: Award-winning wildlife photos capture unearthly scenes, will mesmerize you In a new book titled Hello, Is This Planet Earth?…
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Take Your Pick Of Three Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speakers, All $33 or Less
At this point, there’s little reason to buy a Bluetooth speaker that isn’t water resistant, and you can choose from three different sizes today from AOMAIS, all with IPX7 ratings. Just be sure to note the promo codes.Read more…
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Vizio D48-D0 48″ 1080p LED LCD Smart HDTV + $150 Dell Gift Card $379.99
Vizio D48-D0 48″ 1080p LED LCD Smart HDTV + $150 Dell Gift Card $379.99
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 1 emuPrince William County police captured an escaped emu Tuesday at about 9 a.m. in Haymarket, Virginia, and thank God for that. Australia lost a war against those gnarly birds once, and they aren’t to be underestimated….
Fast Company
Todoist’s AI-Infused Task Scheduler Could Help You Procrastinate Less
By picking up on users’ habits, Todoist’s Smart Schedule feature tries to set more realistic deadlines. By picking up on users’ habits, Todoist’s Smart Schedule feature tries to set more realistic deadlines.The task management app Todoist is turning to artificial intelligence to…
TechCrunch
Kaspersky eyes launching a real-time back-up service for social media leavers
 Veteran security firm Kaspersky Lab is looking at launching a real-time encrypted back-up service for social media users to store their data outside the walled garden of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+. Read More
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Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future
Deadline: Jan 17, 2017
ReadWrite
Dubai residents could soon flag down a new autonomous bus
The streets of Dubai are known for hosting some of the world’s most expensive sports cars. Brands like Lamborghini, Ferrari, and BMW are a common sight in the desert strip. However, a new type of vehicle is making its way through Dubai’s “Business Bay,” an autonomous bus. This bus, trialed in a coordinated…
Lifehacker
The Best Days to Shop for Holiday Gifts This Year
Black Friday is still around, but it’s not the mega shopping day it once was. And that’s a good thing. Deals are now spread throughout the holiday season and Kyle James of Rather-Be-Shopping lists the best days to shop in December.Read more…
Phys.org: Physics News
Solar smart window could offer privacy and light control on demand
Smart windows get darker to filter out the sun’s rays on bright days, and turn clear on cloudy days to let more light in. This feature can help control indoor temperatures and offers some privacy without resorting to aids such as mini-blinds. Now scientists report a new development in this growing niche:…
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Pinterest highlights curated content with new Explore tool
After an update last week attempted to keep us all organized, Pinterest has now given its users a new way to get inspired. Following the current trend of apps pushing curated content, Pinterest has jumped on the bandwagon with its new Explore section…
TEDTalks (video)
How play leads to great inventions | Steven Johnson
Necessity is the mother of invention, right? Well, not always. Steven Johnson shows us how some of the most transformative ideas and technologies, like the computer, didn’t emerge out of necessity at all but instead from the strange delight of play. Share this captivating, illustrated exploration of…
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Audio-Technica AT-LP60BK-BT Turntable with Bluetooth + $50 Dell GC $149.99
Audio-Technica AT-LP60BK-BT Turntable with Bluetooth + $50 Dell GC $149.99
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Get Ready For Deals Week With $20 off Amazon Prime, This Friday Only
Just in time for Deals Week, Amazon’s discounting 1-year Prime memberships to $79, this Friday only.Read more…
Physics News
‘Beautiful accident’ leads to advances in high pressure materials synthesis
Unexpected results from a neutron scattering experiment at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could open a new pathway for the synthesis of novel materials and also help …
Physics News
Visualization of the behavior of sugar transport proteins
A group of researchers led by Kazuya Kikuchi, professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, clarified the role of a N-glycan chain on glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4) …
Physics News
Making spintronic neurons sing in unison
What do fire flies, Huygens’s wall clocks, and even the heart of choir singers, have in common? They can all synchronize their respective individual signals into one single unison tone or rhythm.
Physics News
New records set up with ‘screws of light’
University of Vienna research team has succeeded in breaking two novel records while experimenting with so-called twisted particles of light. These results, now published in the journal PNAS, …
Physics News
SpectroDrone system uses lasers to detect explosives from afar
Manufacturer Laser Detect Systems says the SpectroDrone system can spot explosives from a distance using its multi-wavelength laser. The post SpectroDrone system uses lasers to detect explosives …
PCWorld
Seagate crams a massive 5TB into a portable hard drive
Just in time for the holiday travel season, Seagate’s rolling out a device built for on-the-go folks with an insatiable thirst for more space. Later in November, you’ll be able to pick-up a Seagate Backup Plus Portable drive with a whopping five terabytes of storage capacity. That’s enough room to…
TechCrunch
Spotify’s Playlist Potluck is a collaborative playlist for your parties
 Spotify’s streaming music service has been at the forefront of figuring out new ways to spark music discovery, in terms of personalized playlists and other recommendations. Now the company is taking its collaborative playlist feature and pushing it for use at parties. The “Playlist Potluck,” as this…
Scientific American Content: Global
Carbon Capture Still Viable under Trump
Energy Department official says businesses may want the technology for their own purposes — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gizmodo
Watch Adam Savage Geek Out Over an Original HAL 9000 in Peter Jackson’s Amazing Prop Collection
Before he started busting myths, Adam Savage worked in the special effects industry building props and models for films. His love of iconic film artifacts is reflected in some of the recent builds he’s shared online, but it’s also fun to just watch him geek out over Peter Jackson’s amazing film prop…
TechCrunch
IBM opens new Cambridge, MA security headquarters with massive cyber range
 It was a big day for IBM today as it opened its shiny new security headquarters in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA, complete with what the company is calling the first commercial cyber range. A cyber range is a network security testing environment, and is typically run by the military or military contractors….
Joe’s Daily
Gatorade Launches ‘Gatorade Amplify’ in Partnership with Spotify
Today, Gatorade launches Gatorade Amplify, a unique partnership with Spotify that will help you get in the zone for your next workout. Using large sets of data, they were able to define songs that are ideal for training, allowing users to easily create a personalized workout experience unique to…
Design Milk
The Joule: Bringing Modern Sous Vide To The Home Cook
The following post is brought to you by ChefSteps. Our partners are hand picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. Despite being a favorite of molecular gastronomists for years, only recently has sous vide cooking become achievable for the home…
WIRED
How Arrival’s Designers Crafted a Mesmerizing Alien Alphabet
A single logogram can express a simple thought (“Hi”) or a complex one (“Hi Louise, I’m an alien but I come in peace”). The post How Arrival’s Designers Crafted a Mesmerizing Alien Alphabet appeared first on WIRED.
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US senator introduces bill to abolish Electoral College system after Trump win
A California senator introduced legislation Tuesday to rid the United States of its Electoral College, the system that allowed Donald Trump to win the presidency despite Hillary Clinton’s lead of nearly one million votes.
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HyperBus Drives Toward Autonomous Vehicles
The low-pin interface technology that enables customers to use HyperRAM and HyperFlash together or separately now provides the option of including both in single, low footprint package
EETimes:
3D Printed Buses Here
Local Motors has been a solution looking for a problem since its inception, but may have finally hit the nail on the head with its Olli substitute for traditional transit systems at just 20% of their cost, but with more convenience, faster times and free-ride driverless capabilities.
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Electronica Settles into Automotive, Industrial, IoT Roles
In a week when the biennial Electronica trade show in Munich, Germany, was overshadowed by a presidential election on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean and amid supposed long-term decline of Europe as a power in semiconductors and electronics, it seems reasonable to ask if Electronica is still busy…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Solar smart window could offer privacy and light control on demand
Smart windows get darker to filter out the sun’s rays on bright days, and turn clear on cloudy days to let more light in. This feature can help control indoor temperatures and offers some privacy without resorting to aids such as mini-blinds. Now scientists report a new development in this growing niche:…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Where cells go: Mechanical and chemical cues collaborate to guide them
Living cells respond to biochemical signals by moving toward those at higher concentration, a process carefully mapped out by biologists over the past several decades. But cells also move in response to mechanical forces, such as bumping up against other objects—although the details of that action have…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Novel method to identify illegal drugs, faster and with greater accuracy
For the identification of illicit drugs in forensic toxicological casework, analysis can be delayed and potentially compromised due to lengthy sample preparation. However a new technique has been developed that can provide high sensitivity and fast results.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fast-cooking dry beans provide more protein, iron than ‘slower’ varieties
Beans are a versatile, inexpensive staple that can boost essential nutrients in a diet, especially for people in low-resource areas where food options are limited. To get the most out of these legumes, new research suggests choosing fast-cooking dry beans could be the way to go. A study in ACS’ Journal…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Improving cryopreservation for a longer-lasting blood supply
Freezing and reanimating your body is still science fiction, but cryopreserving cells and certain tissues for future use is a reality. Still, the process could use some improvements to make it more useful in emergencies. In a recent study in the journal ACS Omega, scientists take a close look at a new…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Sweden, Norway couple national emergency radio networks
Norway and Sweden have joined their emergency radio networks so first responders can better coordinate their efforts during rescue operations, natural disasters and threats.
BBC News – World
Kerry: ‘Overwhelming majority’ back US climate action
The US secretary of state John Kerry says that the overwhelming majority of US citizens support the US taking action on climate change.
Scientific American Content: Global
The 2 Big Beliefs Linked to Depression
Two beliefs that put you at risk for depression, and how to rethink them — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Lifehacker
Seven Common Retirement Mistakes Seen by Financial Planners
Watching the sunset on the beach every day. Doing a cross-country road trip whenever you feel like it. Finally devoting time to that hobby you’ve been dreaming of turning into your full-time gig. If you’re like a lot of folks, one or all of these are something you want to do in retirement someday. And…
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Pull In Free HDTV Channels With This $15 Amplified Antenna
If you’ve tried an unamplified HDTV antenna (like the standard Mohu Leaf), but can’t quite pull in every channel you want, this leaf-style model includes a USB-powered amp that should add a few miles of range. Promo code TVANBB15 brings it down to just $15, which is one of the best prices we’ve ever…
Architecture Lab
Your Dream Homebuild Will Become A Nightmare Without These Steps
Building your own home is a much bigger step that choosing one that’s already there. That much should be obvious. The post Your Dream Homebuild Will Become A Nightmare Without These Steps appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Digital Trends
Nintendo announces a real-life Legend of Zelda adventure for 2017
Shigeru Miyamoto was inspired to create The Legend of Zelda by his real-life adventures as a child, and if you’ve ever wanted to experience the wonder of Hyrule and the Triforce without a controller, now is your chance. Defenders of the Triforce is a Zelda-themed “escape room” game featuring many of…
Cool Material
Waterproof Chuck Taylor Thermo-Boots
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Descents are rugged and badass, but even they don’t hold a candle to the all weather protection you’ll get from the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Thermo-Boots that were just released. Part of the Counter Climate collection, these boots are equipped with a water…
Computerworld
Microsoft and Google bury the hatchet in one small way
There’s no love lost between Google and Microsoft. The two companies have been fiercely competitive with one another in the public cloud, productivity and operating system markets. But now there’s one small glimmer of hope in the relationship between the two companies: Google has joined the .NET Foundation,…
Computerworld
Microsoft doubles down on Linux love, joins foundation
After a long campaign against open source and Linux, Microsoft has for the past few been pushing its love of the popular operating system. On Wednesday, the company made that even more official by joining the Linux Foundation, an organization that shepherds development of the operating system’s kernel…
Inside Science
Oil from Deepwater Horizon Found in Terrestrial Birds
Oil from Deepwater Horizon Found in Terrestrial Birds Scientists find first evidence that oil from the spill reached land-based animals. BIRD.jpg Image credits: Ray Hennessy/Shutterstock …
Mashable
The 3D-printed ‘super bike’ could be a bigger deal than you think
At this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, Divergent 3D is showing off a bold new “super bike” design, the Dagger. The motorcycle definitely looks like a showstopper — but the parts it’s built out of and the platform that produced it are what really make it special. SEE ALSO: Using 3D printing to help blind…
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How the short story that inspired Arrival helps us interpret the film’s major twist
This post contains major plot spoilers about Arrival. In one of the final scenes of Arrival, the new first-contact science fiction film with a focus on linguistics, Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) explains why she got divorced. “He said I made the wrong choice,” the linguist tells her daughter Hannah….
Mises Institute
Brexit and the Bureaucracy Beast
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssBig GovernmentBrexit and the Bureaucracy BeastInterventionism 0 Views A leaked memo allegedly belonging to the UK government purports to show the chaos and uncertainty in which the British administration finds itself in trying to deal with its exit from…
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Logitech Z200 2.0ch Multimedia Computer Speakers $17.99
Logitech Z200 2.0ch Multimedia Computer Speakers $17.99
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Facebook admits to more measurement mistakes – CNET
After inflating video viewing stats for years, Facebook now finds more flaws in the data it’s reporting to advertisers and businesses.
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At $2 Per Bulb, There’s Zero Reason Not to Upgrade to LED 
If you’re ready to take the plunge into LED lighting, this 6-pack of warm white bulbs from OxyLED is down to just $12 on Amazon right now (with code OXYA19OO), the best per-bulb price we’ve ever seen. They aren’t dimmable, so you won’t want to put them in certain fixtures, but it’s a great bulk pack…
Cool Material
Dstrct Wares Makes Watches for Everyone
When wearing a watch, like most other accessories, you have to consider whether or not it pairs well with the rest of your outfit. Some watches are wildly specific, only able to be worn with one shirt or jacket. You can strap others on without worrying at all. Watches from Dstrct Wares tend towards this…
The Next Web
Amazon Music Unlimited now has a six-person plan for $15
Amazon launched its Music Unlimited service a month ago at $7.99 per month for Prime members, $9.99 for anyone else, or even 3.99 if you stream from an Echo. But one price tier was consipciously missing: a family plan That’s now available. As with other major streaming services, up to six people can…
Gear Patrol
17 Perfect 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 »
Gear Patrol
Once you go Google, you can’t go back. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Debut: The Mercedes-Maybach S650 Convertible
The most opulent debut at the L.A. Auto Show comes from Mercedes’ ultra-luxury line. …Read More »
Popular Science
Ace Of Cakes Duff Goldman talks cake hacking
DIY “One time we made a DNA strand 4 feet tall” A Q&A with the Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman, about how he got into cake hacking and DIY.
Gizmodo
The CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool is Finally Being Used on Humans
A team of scientists in China has become the first to treat a human patient with the groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique. While the results of the trial are uncertain, it’s a historic milestone that should serve as a serious wakeup call to the rest of the world.Read more…
TechCrunch
Google Earth brings its breathtaking views into VR
 Google may have just launched its major consumer virtual reality effort, Google Daydre
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