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FiveThirtyEight
How A Weekend Of Upsets Changed The College Football Playoff
After one of the wildest upset weekends in history — three of the AP poll’s top four teams all lost on Saturday — you knew the college football landscape was due for some bulldozing. That applied to both the College Football Playoff committee’s rankings, which landed Tuesday night, and FiveThirtyEight’s…
FiveThirtyEight
The Dodgers — And Three Other Playoff Teams — Have A Lot To Lose In Free Agency
In Major League Baseball, just about the only thing harder than getting to the top is staying there. In that respect, this year is no different than any other. Each of the four teams projected to lose the most production in free agency this winter — the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Toronto Blue Jays, the…
FiveThirtyEight
Americans Don’t Trust Their Institutions Anymore
We live in interesting times, but I’ve often wondered what it would have been like to be alive for the dawn of politics, for our first encounters with one another when we started to make rules that would help hunting and trading and fishing and fornicating and building happen smoothly. I wonder what…
PCWorld
Google’s Allo gets Fantastic Beasts stickers, background themes, and emoji suggestions
Allo is the future of Google’s messaging efforts, and the service has been furiously adding new features to make it a more fun and engaging place to have conversations.The latest update takes advantage of the popularity surrounding the latest Harry Potter-franchise film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to…
Deals
Buy $100 In Tools From Amazon, Get $25 Back
If you have any notable absences in your tool box, Amazon’s kicked off a collection of early Black Friday deals to help you flesh out your collection.Read more…
New Scientist – Online news
Energy-efficient engine turns waste hot water into electricity
The first industry trials are planned for the Exergyn Drive, which generates power from hot water and could reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions
New Scientist – Online news
Mystery cosmic radio blasts come with side of gamma rays
Fast radio bursts have baffled astronomers for nearly 10 years. Now we’ve seen one accompanied by energetic gamma rays, meaning they’re more energetic than we thought
New Scientist – Online news
China’s space station now has insects, weeds and rice on board
The Tiangong-2 space station includes experiments in growing thale cress, an edible weed and rice in microgravity
Lifehacker
At $2 Per Bulb, There’s Zero Reason Not to Upgrade to LED 
OxyLED Warm White LED Bulbs 6-Pack, $12 with code OXYA19OOIf 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…
Reason.com Full Feed
The Coming Resistance to Trump’s Immigration Crackdown
Thanks to his predecessors, Donald Trump already has the tools to launch an amped-up immigration crackdown as soon as he takes office. That doesn’t mean he won’t ask for yet more powers, but a formidable police apparatus is already in place. So when it comes to immigration, the immediate political…
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
The mathematics of science’s broken reward system
Theoretical models of how science works provide valuable insights, says Philip Ball.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20987
The Awesomer
Safe Eyes Mesh Goggles
Price: $29  | BuyRather than cover your eyes with hard plastic that fogs up like mad, these safety goggles are made with a mesh which allows airflow, while blocking most particles from getting through. Also available in a fine mesh version, which blocks more dust. More Awesome Stuff: Deal:…
Design Milk
Rise & Shine Wall Mirror by Hunting & Narud
Hunting & Narud designed the sculptural Rise & Shine Wall Mirror with a person’s height in mind. The counter balanced mirror adjusts vertically to the user’s preference with the help of the attached weighted rope. Hanging from a wooden knob, the circular mirror becomes part of the…
Mashable
Artist sends Trump a strong message by drawing colorful selfies of marginalized people
In a time of heightened fear for at-risk communities, Chicago-based illustrator Tyler Feder is using her art to help others celebrate their identities. Feder started a hashtag campaign on Instagram called #DrawMeTyler, through which marginalized people can request simple, free renderings of their selfies…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
numen/for use constructs an inhabitable, centipede-shaped ‘tube’ in cologne
an intricate network of webbed fabric is tethered to the gallery’s floor and ceiling by a labyrinth of synthetic ropes. The post numen/for use constructs an inhabitable, centipede-shaped ‘tube’ in cologne appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Man of Many
Off Road Workload – The Jeep Desk
Calling all low-key executives who need to be in the driver’s seat even when they’re not behind the wheel: check out this beautiful example of up-cycling; the Jeep Desk from Canett furniture. Made from the front end of a bona-fide Jeep (that’s obviously seen better days, at least for the purposes of…
kottke.org
Legacy: David Bowie’s greatest hits compilation
A pair of greatest hits albums by David Bowie have been released. The album collects together a selection of Bowie’s most popular tracks and singles, from 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’, through to the final singles ‘Lazarus’ and ‘I Can’t Give Everything Away’, issued earlier this year. BOWIE – LEGACY…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
eDNA in seawater samples could reveal status of deepwater fish populations
Environmental DNA in seawater samples may provide accurate information about deepwater fish populations, according to a study published November 16, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Philip Francis Thomsen from the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Danish Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Large forest die-offs can have effects that ricochet to distant ecosystems
Major forest die-offs due to drought, heat and beetle infestations or deforestation could have consequences far beyond the local landscape.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tooth wear patterns suggest Paranthropus early hominins had softer diets than expected
Analysis of wear patterns on fossil teeth from East African hominins suggests the diets of Paranthropus aethiopicus and Paranthropus boisei were softer than had been thought, according to a study published November 16, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Laura Monica Martinez from Universitat…
Ars Technica
Just before trial, The Turtles settle copyright suit against Sirius XM
Enlarge / Advertisement for The Turtles’ “Happy Together,” from a 1967 issue of Billboard magazine. Members of 1960s rock band The Turtles sued Sirius XM in 2013, saying that even though federal copyright doesn’t apply to pre-1972 sound recordings, they deserve to get paid under state copyright…
Digital Trends
DT’s Top Tech of CES 2017 Award Nominations
It’s that time of year! CES is fast approaching and Digital Trends would like to invite you to be a part of our Top Tech of CES Awards. The Digital Trends Awards highlight the best of the best for consumers, revealing the greatest stuff from the confusing maze of tech gear. With its Top Tech of CES…
Mashable
These kids have a blast jumping on a bouncy, flooded field
These New Zealand kids had a blast running around a local race track after a downpour left the grass water-logged and bouncy.  They’re seen jumping from grassy island to island, which are sometimes called ‘lawn blisters,’ on a field that’s transformed into a kind of naturally-occurring waterbed. …
Cool Material
STEAL: Extra 15% off Sale Items at Patagonia
Patagonia has quite a collection of fantastic winter gear, but their gear normally also carries a hefty price tag. From now until 11/30 you can get an extra 15% off with code TRAILS16. Hats. Jackets. Parkas. Down vests. Hoodies. Boxers. Shirts. Belts. If you haven’t upgraded your winter gear in a while,…
Gadget Review
Best Portable Ultrabook
Best Portable Ultrabook Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site There are a lot of different specs and features that give ultrabooks the right to call themselves “ultra” over regular laptops, but perhaps one of the most unsung aspects is what brought you to our list of the best portable ultrabooks…
Gadget Review
Best Drip Coffee Maker
Best Drip Coffee Maker Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Our #1 pick, and the best drip coffee maker is the OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker ($180). This drip coffee maker, along with our other top picks, had to brew coffee in 8 minutes or less and at a temperature that doesn’t exceed 205 °F or drop…
Architectural Record
‘Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture’ at 50
“It’s like a gathering to decipher the Talmud,” architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen observed at a three-day symposium of scholars, architects, and students discussing Robert Venturi’s famous opus, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, published 50 years ago.
Lifehacker
Leftover Pizza Egg-In-A-Hole Is Your New Favorite Breakfast
I know none of you ever have any leftover pizza, but if some lesser being happens to leave some lying around, you should probably use it to make a delicious egg-in-a-hole.As the above video shows, this works particularly well with Sicilian-style pizza. Just cut out a hole with a cookie cutter or water…
Deals
Ease Into the USB-C Future With a Pair of A-to-C Cables For $7
The transition from USB-A to USB-C is going to be slow and painful, but at least it doesn’t have to be expensive. Two A-to-C cables for $7 is one of the best prices we’ve seen, especially considering they’re both 6′ long.Read more…
Discover Magazine
If You Want to Be Happy, Quit Facebook?
A remarkable paper claims that staying off Facebook for a week could make you happier: The Facebook Experiment, by Morten Tromholt of Denmark. What makes this study so interesting is that it was a randomized controlled trial (RCT) and so was able, at least in theory, to determine whether…
The Verge – All Posts
China to Trump: Why are you blaming us for climate change?
In 2012, Donald Trump tweeted that climate change was a concept invented by China to make US businesses less competitive. Four years later, Trump was elected president of the United States — and so China decided to address the preposterous claim, telling the president-elect that China didn’t concoct…
Slashdot
Smaller ISPs Have Happier Customers, UK Based Study Says
Mark Wilson, writing for BetaNews: If you have eschewed the big names and opted for a smaller ISP, you probably have a happier broadband experience. These are the findings of a report which says the big four ISPs in the UK — BT, Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk — are rated lower than their smaller rivals….
BBC News – World
Donald Trump tells New York diners: ‘We’ll get your taxes down’
Diners at a Manhattan restaurant were left open-mouthed when in walked President-elect Donald Trump.
Mashable
Planned Parenthood thanks 20,000 people that have cleverly trolled Mike Pence
In a swift move of post-election, charitable justice, Planned Parenthood received a windfall of donations and Mike Pence will 20,000 pieces of mail thanking him for donating.  In protest of the vice president-elect’s track record when it comes to women’s health, Indianapolis Star reports that 20,000…
Reason.com Full Feed
Five Reasons Jeff Sessions Would Be No Friend of Liberty In the Trump Administration
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) was an early and vocal supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential bid. Now that his man is headed for the White House, the 69-year-old senator seems likely to be rewarded with a plum cabinet position. Sessions’ name has been floated for a number of cabinet positions, including…
Big Think
Sex Ed. Doesn’t Cut Teen STD or Pregnancy Rates, but Financial Incentives Do
This was a large-scale study, including 55,000 students from eight different countries.   Read More
designboom | architecture & design magazine
inside london’s design museum: a first look at john pawson’s interiors
the interiors have been remodeled by john pawson, while OMA has helped to restore the structure’s distinctive façade and roof canopy. The post inside london’s design museum: a first look at john pawson’s interiors appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Techbargains.com
Ivation Wireless Meat Thermometer w/ Bonus Probe $41.99
Ivation Wireless Meat Thermometer w/ Bonus Probe $41.99
Digital Trends
Peak to Plateau’s yak wool base layers keep you warm on cold weather treks
Wool has been an important fiber used in the production of clothing for centuries. In fact, historians believe that the first garments made from the material date back as far back as 3000 BC. Today, the most popular type of wool is merino, which comes mainly from Australia and New Zealand. What separates…
Lifehacker
Asana’s New Boards Visualize Your To-Dos as Trello-Like Columns
Web/Android/iPhone: Asana, the popular collaborative to-do app and project manager, now has a board system that works pretty much exactly like Trello.Asana’s new board feature rolls out on the web and the mobile apps today. With it, you can create multiple “boards,” each which represent a project in…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 Display Buyer’s Guide for New MacBook Pro
Apple’s new MacBook Pro models feature between two and four Thunderbolt 3 ports that carry power, USB, DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA over a single cable, creating one standard for connecting most accessories and peripherals. Thunderbolt 3 uses the same connector type as USB-C, also called Type-C, meaning…
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Your Fitbit stats will earn you a boost in ‘NBA2K17’
The act of logging your steps with an activity tracker is good for meeting personal goals, but what if there was another use for hitting that target. Well, starting November 25th, tallying 10,000 steps with your Fitbit device will help improve your N…
Ars Technica
Officer charged with manslaughter in live-streamed death of motorist
This video contains graphic content. A Minnesota police officer who shot a black motorist—whose dying moments were live-streamed on Facebook—was charged with manslaughter and two other felonies Wednesday. Prosecutors said St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez’s shooting of…
Gizmodo
Watch Japan Fix a Massive Five-Lane-Wide Sink Hole in Less Than a Week
You’d assume that when the earth opens up to swallow a big chunk of a crowded city it would take months to fix the damage. But in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, it took repair crews just four days to fix a massive five-lane-wide sinkhole that suddenly appeared last week.Read more…
VentureBeat
Dropbox now lets admins track end users’ Paper activity
Cloud file syncing and sharing software company Dropbox is announcing today new enterprise-focused features to aid security and management. While the company’s Paper note-taking app is still in beta, Dropbox is enhancing the feature with tools that admins can use to monitor and control end users’ use…
VentureBeat
Panic over disruption drove non-tech companies to triple acquisitions of startups in Q3
Acquisitions of tech startups exploded in the third quarter, led by giants outside the industry who are hoping they can buy their way to an innovative future. In the latest Tech M&A report from EY, formerly known as Ernst & Young, the value of tech acquisitions overall rose to $155.5 billion…
VentureBeat
Nvidia: Porting PS4, Xbox One, and PC games to Nintendo Switch is simple
Nintendo’s new Switch hybrid handheld-and-home console will launch in March, and we’ve already seen the publisher suggest that it’ll have games like Skyrim and NBA 2K. But now we’re also learning that the system could have the right processor to attract additional third party support. Nvidia confirmed…
VentureBeat
1 week after Trump’s victory: Tech stocks are still (mostly) down
After election night, tech investors awoke to the prospect of a Trump presidency and sent just about every major tech stock down into the red (except Twitter). The sudden dip was perhaps the least frightening thing to happen last Wednesday, but now that we’re looking at a week-long trend, it’s worth…
Mashable
Donald Trump’s press-dodging should freak you out, and this is why
On Tuesday night, president-elect Donald Trump ditched the press for a trip to New York steakhouse 21 Club. It’s the second time it’s happened in the last week, the first being when Trump refused to allow a press pool to accompany him on his trip to Washington, D.C. to discuss transitioning into the…
Archinect – News
Architecture Billings Index in October improves modestly after two-month contraction
After seeing consecutive months of contracting demand for the first time in four years, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw a modest increase demand for design services. […] (AIA) reported the October ABI score was 50.8, up from the mark of 48.4 in the previous month. This score reflects a slight…
9to5Mac
How to add or disable Touch ID fingerprints, Apple Pay cards & view transaction history on MacBook Pro
The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is the first of Apple’s Macs to include a Touch ID sensor built-in for Apple Pay, unlocking the Mac with your fingerprint, and authentication purposes in third-party apps. Other Macs can use Apple Pay, but they need to use a nearby iPhone or Apple Watch to authenticate…
CNET News.com
Should you buy a new TV online or in the store? – CNET
When it comes time to actually purchase that new TV you’ve had your eye on, is it better to buy it on the internet or head to a store? We weigh the pros and cons of each.
DigsDigs
Cheerful Attic Guest Space And Laundry In One
Have a small attic space and don’t know what to do with that? There are so many ideas to try! A small home office, a closet, a small mudroom or a laundry nook. Or you can even get two in one like in this renovation project: this is cheerful guest nook that doubles as a laundry drying space. This change of…
CNET News.com
Microsoft makes ‘commitments’ to EU over LinkedIn deal – CNET
The software giant tries to ease concerns over its $26 billion acquisition of professional-networking site LinkedIn.
GearHungry
Wicked Lasers FlashTorch Mini
Powerful handheld lasers are definitely impressive but justifying the purchase of one isn’t that easy. Wicked Lasers’ FlashTorch Mini, on the other hand, is actually a flashlight that’s powerful enough to light a fire or fry an egg. This torch uses a halogen bulb over an LED for its higher heat and brightness,…
New Scientist – Online news
Smart skin patch listens to your body sounds, from heart to gut
A new sensor-packed patch that sticks to the skin could monitor heart murmurs and failing implants – and even be used to control drones and video games.
Fast Company
America’s Top Employers Still Lag Far Behind On Basic Family Leave Policies
Except for a few standouts, a majority of the U.S.’s largest employers are still failing to offer family leave policies. Except for a few standouts, a majority of the U.S.’s largest employers are still failing to offer family leave policies.While a number of major companies have…
Motherboard RSS Feed
Congress To Security Experts: How Do We Deal With The Internet of Shit?
At the end of September, cybercriminals wielding a massive army of hacked internet-connected cameras and DVRs forced the website of a well-known and respected independent journalist offline. That attack used a fraction of a massive botnet of around 1.5 million easy to hack Internet of Things devices,…
How-To Geek
You Can Use Philips Hue Bulbs without a Hub
Philips Hue bulbs connect to a central hub that allows you to control your lights remotely from your smartphone. However, if you’re wanting to save a little bit of money and still want smart bulbs in your house, you can actually bypass the hub altogether and just use a Hue Dimmer Switch…you’ll just miss…
Next Big Future
Boeing and Saab are making a fighter that beats the best Russian SU-35 and would be ten times cheaper to operate than the F-35
Simulation show the Swedish Gripen E fighter shooting down the best Russian Su-35 fighter at almost the same rate that the F-22 does. The Gripen E is estimated to be able to shoot down 1.6 Su-35s for every Gripen E lost, the F-22 is slightly better at 2.0 Su-35s shot down per F-22 lost. In turn the Su-35…
EDC is Everyday Carry
The Most Useful Pocket Notebooks for EDC
submitted by Ed Jelley So you want to get organized… You might think, “Just carry a pocket notebook and take detailed notes!” Sounds easy, right? But if you’ve given it your best shot and page after page looks like a scribbly, doodly, indecipherable mess, maybe you need something more than a blank sheet….
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Fear in Aleppo as air strikes resume
Footage from inside eastern Aleppo shows scenes of devastation as air strikes resumed following a three-week moratorium.
Mashable
Restaurant owner rips apart customer’s negative TripAdvisor review
Of all the first world problems, waiting to be seated at a restaurant when you’re really hungry is one of the worst. But you should probably expect it on a Saturday night. However, Peter W, a hungry pizza-lover, had a very different expectation when he went to Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza in Manchester,…
Gizmodo
Watching Objects Getting Dipped in Paint Is Sublime
It’s been a hard couple of weeks. You deserve something nice, and today that something is a bunch of sculptures getting coated in tiny galaxies of paint.Read more…
Digital Trends
Google unveils a slew of new and improved machine learning APIs
The Google Cloud, Google’s eponymous artificial intelligence platform, is quite the capable little set of services. Its algorithms can handle everything from language translation to the identification of objects and landmarks. And now, it’s getting even better. On Tuesday, Google Cloud chief Diane Greene…
Digital Trends
Western Digital debuts PiDrive Foundation Edition with pre-loaded OS
Western Digital announced a new hard drive storage solution for the Raspberry Pi, calling its latest iteration the PiDrive Foundation Edition. Although similar to its previous releases, this edition comes complete with a microSD card with a pre-loaded, custom New Out of Box Software (NOOBS) operating…
Digital Trends
Cheeto dust stuck in your laptop keyboard? Here’s how to excavate it
No one likes working on a grimy laptop! If your keys are getting clogged with dust or start showing too many stains, then it’s time to give your laptop keys a good cleaning. However, cleaning laptop keyboards isn’t as easy as popping off the keys on a traditional desktop keyboard. Here’s what to do,…
Digital Trends
Google brings custom templates for Docs, Sheets, and Slides to G Suite customers
Google’s G Suite is getting a few upgrades. The company announced Wednesday that it would allow organizations that pay for G Suite to add customized templates for Google Slides, Google Sheets, and Google Docs. Templates were added as a feature last year, but G Suite customers can now add templates of…
Digital Trends
Japanese artificial intelligence gives up on University of Tokyo admissions exam
Earlier in 2016, an artificial intelligence managed to defeat a highly ranked Go player and earlier in November, the AI’s creators at DeepMind Technologies announced plans to teach it how to play Starcraft II. We are living in an era where synthetic minds can beat us at our own games — but news from…
Digital Trends
One U.S. city is using smart asthma inhalers to help monitor air pollution
Could asthma sufferers provide data to shape the future of our towns and cities? That’s possibly overstating things a bit, but a fascinating new research initiative being carried out in Louisville, Kentucky, speaks to how data gathered from patients with connected sensors on their inhaled medications…
The Verge – All Posts
Facebook’s Like button is a built-in filter bubble
Imagine if every newspaper came with a mandatory T-shirt. Suddenly, that tabloid you paged through out of curiosity becomes part of your identity. You have to explain to friends that despite being a walking billboard, you don’t actually agree with The Wall Street Journal’s conservative editorials, or…
Reason.com Full Feed
Some Arrested Oregon Protestors Didn’t Vote. So What?
Conservative corners of social media have been having a chuckle at a story out of Portland, Oregon, about how some of the people arrested there for protesting the election of Donald Trump did not participate in the vote. Here’s the original piece, from Portland TV station KGW, which has since gone…
Reason.com Full Feed
John Kerry’s Climate Change Swan Song at Marrakech
Marrakech – The standing room only crowd rose to its feet and burst into sustained applause when Secretary of State John Kerry walked into the Fes press conference tent at the Bab Ighli site of the COP22 U.N. climate change meeting. I thought that only U.N.-accredited media and members of the U.S….
Fast Company
Apple Is Researching How iPhones Can Be Used To Monitor Parkinson’s Patients
The company is looking into whether its devices can be used to monitor data in real time on well-being of patients, say three sources. The company is looking into whether its devices can be used to monitor data in real time on well-being of patients, say three sources.Many patients…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
John Kerry says Obama administration will work to stop Trump from leaving Paris agreement
Related: Trump advisers seek loopholes to allow ASAP withdrawal from Paris climate deal Via The Guardian Images via screenshot and Wikimedia Commons
Mashable
8 red flags banks look for when giving out business loans
 I’ve got some good news and some bad news for you regarding business loans.  The good news is that institutional lenders’ loan approval rates have matched an all-time high at 62.8 percent and small banks have also slightly increased their approval rates.  As for the bad news, the big bank approval…
Physics News
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Techbargains.com
Dell Small Business 50% or More off PowerEdge Tower & Rack Servers (from $249)
Dell Small Business 50% or More off PowerEdge Tower & Rack Servers (from $249)
CONTEMPORIST
This New Electric Bike Was Designed With A Portable Battery
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Computerworld
The state of solar power looks bright in 2017 (+video)
By 2017, solar power capacity in the U.S. will have nearly tripled in less than three years, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Combined wind, utility-scale and distributed solar power accounted for more than 66% of all new capacity installed in the U.S. last year. Already, more than twice…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Another reason to ditch brain training: A declining mind may make you wiser
Enlarge (credit: Getty | ullstein bild) Makers of brain training games have made millions peddling the benefits of regaining the brain of your youth—a sharper, sprier mind than your now muddled, worn one. It’s questionable whether the games can actually jog your noggin. But according to psychologists…
Newswise: SciNews
Scripps Florida Scientists Pinpoint Regulator of Amphetamine Induced Motor Activity
In new findings that could have an impact the development of therapies for a number of currently untreatable brain disorders such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found for the first time that a specific signaling…
Newswise: SciNews
IU Leads $1 Million NSF-Funded Smart-Home Effort to Advance Health and Independence in Older Adults
As part of a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Indiana University has received over $670,000 to establish “HomeSHARE,” the first networked system of smart homes designed to advance research on older adults.
Newswise: SciNews
Study Reveals Impacts of Climate Warming and Declining Sea Ice on Arctic Whale Migration
Declines in the Arctic sea ice are arguably the most dramatic evidence of the effects of current climate warming on ocean systems. While sea ice is perhaps the most defining habitat feature of Arctic whales, the relationship between Arctic whales and sea ice is still largely a mystery, and there is increasing…
Newswise: SciNews
Cracked, Frozen and Tipped Over: New Clues From Pluto’s Past
Sputnik Planitia, a 1,000-kilometer-wide basin within the iconic heart-shaped region observed on Pluto’s surface, could be in its present location because accumulation of ice made the dwarf planet roll over, creating cracks and tensions in the crust that point toward the presence of a subsurface ocean.
Newswise: SciNews
It’s How You Splice It: Scientists Discover Possible Origin of Muscle, Heart Defects
Muscular dystrophies, congenital heart muscle defects, and other muscle disorders often arise for reasons that scientists don’t fully understand. Now researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that alternative splicing could play an important role in these…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
360 huge businesses defend Paris climate deal
But hey, what do they know about economics?
ReadWrite
Major Russian banks attacked by powerful IoT devices-focused botnet
Five major Russian banks were targeted late last week by a botnet comprised of 24,000 computer and IoT devices. The attacks came from devices in 30 countries, including the United States, India, and Taiwan. The attacks came in the form of distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS), which sends millions of…
CNET News.com
Amazon wants you (and your parents) to ditch Spotify – CNET
The company’s streaming-music service now offers family plans in the US for $14.99 a month.
CNET News.com
‘Post-truth’ declared word of the year – CNET
Technically Incorrect: Oxford Dictionaries says it’s mirroring our time, fueled by the rise of social media.
CNET News.com
Holiday shoppers: You’ll spend more on tech this year – CNET
CNET’s annual shopping study reveals how much Americans plan to spend in 2016 plus some surprises about how millennials shop for gifts (or not).
CNET News.com
FAA tests antidrone tech at Denver International Airport – CNET
The agency wants to find the best approach to keeping drones away from the airspace over airports.
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Home & Office : Super Mario Adventures
It’s-a me, Mario! Get a little blast from the past of one of the comics you loved by revisiting Super Mario Adventures, a collection of comics originally published in Nintendo Power magazine. $14.99
Deals
Upgrade Your PC, Or Build an External Drive, With This $60 SSD
SSDs are obviously great upgrades for PCs with spinning hard drives, but it’s also really easy and affordable to turn one into a high performance external drive. Crucial’s MX300 275GB SSD is marked down to $60 today, an all-time low.Read more…
BBC News – World
Trump told by New York mayor that city is ‘fearful’ of him
New York’s mayor tells Donald Trump people in his city are “fearful” of his future administration.
Well Spent.
NAQP Garrison Watch Caps
If you’re anything like me – you’re feeling like hell has frozen over, thinking about moving to Canada, and preparing for the coming winter – I suggest arming yourself with one of these Garisson Watch Caps from North American Quality Purveyors. Made in New Jersey by a longtime military contractor, the…
Techbargains.com
Dell PowerEdge T430 Intel Xeon Octa-Core Server Desktop (8GB/2TB/3yr Warr) $1279
Dell PowerEdge T430 Intel Xeon Octa-Core Server Desktop (8GB/2TB/3yr Warr) $1279
TechCrunch
Halo Neuroscience makes its brain-juicing athletic headphones available to all
 It’s tough to contextualize a product like Halo Sport, because there really isn’t anything like them out there. They look like your standard pair of over-ear headphones (albeit a bit chunkier than average) coupled with a strange set of spikes that run down the inside of the band and come into contact…
CONTEMPORIST
Kitchen Design Idea – Hide Your Electrical Outlets
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Reason.com Full Feed
Trump’s War on Immigration Will Reprise the War on Drugs
Trump is setting the stage “for a full scale war on immigration [that will] reprise the war on drugs,” says Shikha Dalmia, a policy analyst at the Reason Foundation and a columnist at The Week. She fears that the federal government will start “giving incentives to catch illegals” just as it does in…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Hands-On With the New ‘TV’ App in the tvOS 10.1 Beta
As of this morning, fourth-generation Apple TV owners running the tvOS 10.1 beta were given access to the new “TV” app, which is designed to be a one-stop destination for finding and watching television and movies across the Apple TV and iOS devices. The TV app, which works hand-in-hand with features…
9to5Mac
Report: iPhone 7 adoption higher than iPhone 6 launch, increased Android switchers as high as 18%
A new report from research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners today details Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launch, showing some numbers that support the company’s continued claims of increasing Android switchers and more. It also shows that the iPhone 7 adoption managed to outpace that of…
Curbed National
Midwest cities are best places for working women, says new study
SmartAsset looked at factors like pay gap and percentage of women in the labor force Most people might assume that coastal cities are the best places for women to find jobs and establish careers, but a new study by SmartAsset, the personal finance tech company, proves otherwise. Looking at factors…
TechCrunch
Voice recognition technology is expediting the race to frictionless retail
 You’re a sales associate at a big-box retailer and a customer just asked whether the latest iPhone 7 is in stock. You proceed to ask your colleague, Stuart, the same question, and he tells you the product is sold out. But there’s something odd about this scenario: You didn’t move an inch, and Stuart…
Mises Institute
The Global Anti-Cash Axis Targets Australia
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe Global Anti-Cash Axis Targets Australia 0 Views The global war on cash is remarkably well coordinated.  Less than a week after the Indian government announced it was withdrawing its two highest denomination currency notes (equivalent to about $15.00 and $7.50,…
Cool Hunting
Buy: The Amalfi Slide
Loungewear doesn’t have to sacrifice aesthetics for the sake of comfort. An ideal example: Greats’ Amalfi slides make poolside strolls both comfortable and slip-on easy. The premium Italian leather upper and plush molded eva sole, however, deliver…… Continue…
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Mini unveils its first hybrid vehicle
Tiny-carmaker Mini unveiled it’s hybrid all-wheel-drive Countryman S E at the LA Auto Show today. What’s intriguing is that while it’s an AWD vehicle, the front wheels are powered by the gas engine while the rear are connected to an electric motor. Those two powertrains pump out a combined 221…
EETimes:
What Are the Coolest Engineering Gifts?
What products or DIY creations do you think techno-weenies would most appreciate as gifts this coming Crimble?
Mashable
Watch a hydraulic press shatter a deck of cards in explosive slow motion
If there are two things the internet really can’t get enough of, it’s things happening in slow motion and random items being brutally crushed in a hydraulic press. The video above — a Slow Mo Guys tribute to the Hydraulic Press Channel — captures the best of both worlds. SEE ALSO: Leg waxing…
Geek.com
Get Ready For the Virtual World With This PlayStation VR Gift Guide
The PlayStation VR is one of the hottest items in gaming right now and is sure to be one of the most sought-after items this holiday season. For those looking to purchase the […]
Digital Trends
All the news that’s fit to eprint: Google rolls out web interface for Newsstand
Google Play Newsstand finally has a web interface. The app has previously only been available on Android and iOS app. It’s one of the few Play-branded Google services to get its own dedicated web app — the other is Music. Google Play Books, Movies & TV, and Games are only accessible via the Google…
SlashGear
The 5 best Star Wars cars ever made
Star Wars cars represent some of the most expensive movie tie-in products in the history of the film, and today we’re running down the 5 best. Some of the entires on our list are one-off models, some were made by car companies to replicate toys, and at least one has yet to be made. That one, the Star…
Mises Institute
The Global Anti-Cash Axis Targets Australia
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssBig GovernmentThe Global Anti-Cash Axis Targets AustraliaInterventionismMoney and Banking 0 Views The global war on cash is remarkably well coordinated. Less than a week after the Indian government announced it was withdrawing its two highest denomination…
Deals
Choose From Two LG 4K IPS Monitors, Starting At Just $280
Assuming your computer can handle it at 60Hz, your next monitor should probably be 4K, and BuyDig’s offering big savings on two different LG IPS panels today.Read more…
Next Big Future
Private Space Stations could start launching in 2020 and large multi-module stations able to hold 100 or more people by 2030
Bigelow Aerospace and Axiom Space — plan to launch habitat modules to orbit in 2020, with the aim of making some money off Earth. If all goes according to plan, private space stations will eventually form the backbone of commercial facilities that replace the International Space Station (ISS), which…
The Awesomer
Paradise
LinkStudio Smack created this weird and wonderful animated re-imagining of Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden Of Earthly Delights. Watch in 4K, full-screen to see all of the detail – or head to MOTI to see the full-size installation. See if you can spot Spongebob. More Awesome Stuff: The Evolution…
Mashable
At least 3 NBA teams are reportedly boycotting Trump hotels
NBA figures have been vocal in their opposition to Donald Trump — now some teams are speaking with their travel budgets.  Multiple teams will reportedly no longer stay at Trump-branded hotels. This comes after owners and coaches from around the league both campaigned against Donald Trump and blasted…
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Big jump in women on tech company boards
Women directors can have a profound effect on reshaping business
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This temporary tattoo can listen to your heart
A new stick-on wearable sensor uses the symphony of internal rumblings, whooshing, gurglings, and cracklings to help doctors diagnose different conditions. And this souped-up, miniaturized stethoscope could one day be a way for clinicians to continuously monitor patients outside of the clinic. So far…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Massive report details the energy economy that limits warming to 2°C
Silhouette of wind power stations over the sea at sunset. (credit: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) Each year, the International Energy Agency spends months preparing an analysis of the global energy economy and where it’s heading. The report takes into account economic, technological, and policy…
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NOAA: US snow cover hits an ‘all-time low’ for November
Researchers just supplied more evidence that climate change-related temperature increases are having a material effect on the planet. America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that snow cover in the lower 48 states is the lowest ever recorded for mid-November. As you can see in…
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Schneier: We Need a New Agency For IoT Security
Reader Trailrunner7 writes: The recent DDoS attacks by the Mirai botnet against various targets, including DNS provider Dyn, have drawn the attention of congressional leaders, who say there may be a need for regulation of IoT device security in order to address the problem of vulnerable embedded devices….
CNET News.com
Black Friday deals on cameras and drones – CNET
Bundles, gift cards and a couple of price drops are the deal highlights for the 2016 holiday season.
Uncrate
Bracketed Space House
Working in concert with the gently sloping Austin hill on which it sits, the Bracketed Space House seamlessly merges indoors and out. The modern home is broken up into two…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
BBC News – World
Hundreds of Rohingya try to escape Myanmar crackdown
Hundreds of people from Myanmar’s Rohingya minority try to cross to Bangladesh to flee crackdown.
HiConsumption
The 50 Best Stocking Stuffers For Men
From whiskey wedges to toothpicks and knives, we’ve got it all this holiday season.
The Verge – All Posts
Facebook won’t call itself a media company. Here’s how it can still support journalism
In the days leading up to and following this election, Facebook has been called lots of things — “a website,” “an internet company,” “a major player in the media universe,” “a strange new class of media outlet,” a “tech behemoth,” a “cesspool of nonsense.” Vox cut to the chase, calling on Facebook to…
GearMoose
Nike Air Max LD-Zero H Black
Crisp and super-sharp.
GearMoose
Go Cubes Chewable Coffee
Have your coffee and eat it too.
Digital Trends
How does your garden grow? Flora Robotica explores potential of robo plants
In the U.S. it seems that a lot of government-funded robotics research is geared around possible military applications. In Europe, on the other hand, things seem a little bit … less aggressive. How else to explain the European Union-funded Flora Robotica program, a four-year initiative spanning six…
Mashable
‘Not on our campus’: American students stand up against Trump
College students around the country are calling for their universities to become “sanctuary campuses” in an effort to protect their undocumented immigrant peers — and send a collective message to President-elect Donald Trump. More than 100 colleges around the country staged walkouts on Wednesday, the…
Mashable
This anti-theft backpack can also charge your phone
The Lifepack is a solar-powered, anti-theft backpack that incorporates tech and convenience to meet every user’s needs. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Travel, Indiegogo, Inventions, and Technology
FiveThirtyEight
‘Shy’ Voters Probably Aren’t Why The Polls Missed Trump
Donald Trump won the presidential election despite polls that indicated Hillary Clinton was favored. One popular explanation for this is that some people were afraid to admit to pollsters that they supported Trump — what’s being called the “shy Trump” phenomenon. A review of the evidence, however, suggests…
FiveThirtyEight
The World’s Best Men’s Doubles Player Is American. Too Bad He Doesn’t Want To Play Doubles
At the World Tour Finals of men’s tennis in London this week, eight of the world’s best doubles teams are vying for the one of the most prestigious titles of the season. Bob and Mike Bryan, the 16-time Grand Slam winners, are competing with other elite duos such as U.S. Open winners Jamie Murray and…
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Anti-Obama Protests as President Arrives in Greece, Trump Says Only He Knows Cabinet Finalists, Some Clinton Supporters Want Electoral College to Vote for Her: P.M. Links
President Obama arrived in Greece, while riot police there clashed with anti-Obama demonstrators. Donald Trump says a very organized process was taking place for his transition, and that only he knew who the finalists for appointments were. Supporters of Hillary Clinton are pushing a petition to have…
New Scientist – Online news
US healthcare still lags far behind other developed nations
Despite gains made after Obamacare, the US still ranks at the bottom for many measures of health and access to medical care when compared with 10 similar countries
Mashable
People can’t stop lining up their faces with money and it’s kind of great
When boredom strikes you never know what new trend you may accidentally discover. Redditor Fouad_Osama was feeling a little bored during a car ride on Tuesday, so he decided to fold a $5 bill in half and attempt to match his face with Abe Lincoln’s using just the right angle with his camera.  Maybe…
Geek.com
Geek deals: Sign up for a 24-month plan, get a free LG smartphone or tablet from T-Mobile
Ahead of Black Friday, T-Mobile is already offering up some excellent deals on LG devices, and delivering major bill credits for Google Pixel owners making the switch. If you need a new device […]
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Video: Iraq’s ancient city of Nimrud reduced to ruins by Islamic State group
In the days after the Iraqi army announced it had recaptured Nimrud from the Islamic State group, the full extent of destruction wrought by jihadists on the ancient city has gradually become apparent.
Fast Company
Forget Startups–Just Buy A Small Business From A Retiring Entrepreneur
Droves of baby boomer business owners are starting to retire, and looking to hand off their life’s work. That spells opportunity. Droves of baby boomer business owners are starting to retire, and looking to hand off their life’s work. That spells opportunity.Sure, you may want…
The Awesomer
Monkey Light Automatic
Price: $29-$54  | PledgeThe latest gen wheel illumination from MonkeyLectric is designed to automatically turn on and off as you pedal, displaying bright and eyecatching colors and designs as your wheels spin. A new hub-mounted rechargeable battery makes them easier to use than ever. More Awesome…
io9
Arrival Is the Science Fiction Film I Desperately Needed to See
If the last week is any indication, America’s in for a very weird, fractious four years. The country feels split by lava-filled fault lines and any path forward feels like it’s going to be tough to endure. Good thing a great science fiction movie all about finding ways to talk to alien lifeforms just…
Digital Trends
Noble Audio introduces two models in its line of luxury in-ear headphones
Headphones started off as a fairly simple thing: Plug them in, hear your music, and that’s it. Lately, headphones and especially earbuds have been getting smarter and smarter, with fitness tracking, hearing aid functionality, and other features. That’s nice, but sometimes you just want a good pair of…
Digital Trends
Researchers claim your finger movements could reveal your passwords to hackers
If we want to continue enjoying a world that contains Wi-Fi, we may want to address some security issues present in our wireless LAN technology. One such issue is described in a new paper published by the Association of Computing Machinery. The result of a collaboration between researchers at Shanghai…
werd.com
Key-Bit
The Key-Bit equips you with an EDC keychain-size hex bit driver that fits most 1/4″ X 1″ bits: Philips, slotted, Torx—whatever you need. The capsule-style design is held secure by a pair of magnets until you need it. Available in 6061 aluminum or 145 Telerium copper. Made in Minneapolis, Minnesota….
werd.com
PK360 Grill & Smoker
The PK360 is a premium charcoal grill and smoker made of cast aluminum—the winning choice of pros for the past three SCA World Championship Steak awards 2014, ’15, &’ 16. It offers 360-inches of cooking surface, a removable tower stand and shelves, & it offers 2 zone cooking capability. …
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Maven offers free birth control prescriptions via digital doctors
Two days after Donald Trump was elected to be the next president of the United States, searches for the term “IUD” rose more than four times across the country, according to Google Trends. Searches for “Planned Parenthood” and “birth control” similarly spiked as women in the US began preparing for an…
Big Think
NASA Is Ready For Trump’s New Policy Team
In response to the president elect, NASA’s leadership is developing strategies for continuing deep space exploration in the event of budget change or stagnation. Read More
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Cormorant/AirMule UAV completes first autonomous flight
A lot has happened since we first heard about the AirMule, a prototype VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft that features internal rotor blades – these work along with the horizontal-thrust ducted fans visible at the rear. First, it made some tethered autonomous test flights. Then,…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Mercury’s newly discovered Great Valley points to shrinking planet
Picture a plum. When it is ripe, the surface is smooth, but when it starts to age and shrink, wrinkles can appear along the surface. On a planetary scale, when a celestial body starts to contract, those wrinkles can form deep valleys, as is the case on Mercury. Using images from NASA’s MESSENGER…
Ars Technica
Dealmaster: Snag 50 percent off Samsung SUHD TVs, servers, and more
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, the Dealmaster is back with a big batch of deals. Dell’s Black Friday sale launched today, and it includes sales on a number of products. You can now get up to 50 percent off Samsung SUHD TVs, servers, and tower PCs, plus a bunch…
HiConsumption
The 20 Best Gifts For The Cyclist
All of the essential bicycling gear for owning the asphalt this coming year.
Lifehacker
The Face Everything Technique and Why Avoiding Difficulties Doesn’t Work
We are, all of us, amazing at avoiding things. Our minds are less “thinking machines” than they are “avoiding machines.” And the incredible thing is that we aren’t even usually aware that we’re avoiding thinking about something.This post originally appeared on Zen Habits.I’ll give you a few examples:Right…
Computerworld
Power to the people: Solar panel sales to soon surpass leasing
Direct ownership of solar power panels will overtake third-party ownership next year as more consumers are choosing to buy, rather than lease, their panels.According to GTM Research’s latest report, U.S. Residential Solar Financing 2016-2021, 55% of all U.S. residential solar capacity installed in 2017…
Newswise: SciNews
UF/IFAS Researchers Awarded Grant to Build Up Ecological ‘Resilience’ in Big Bend
Thanks to an award of up to $8.3 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research team will work to restore these shrinking oyster reefs and help coastal ecosystems — and economies…
SlashGear
Bucking trends, Acura reveals vision of tomorrow’s dashboard
A concept car might be an eye-catching flight of fancy, but considering most of our time is spent inside our cars, concept interiors like Acura’s Precision Cockpit are arguably more important. Revealed at the LA Auto Show today, the carless-concept is the fruit of single team responsible for materials,…
Macworld
46% off VIAIR 85P Portable Air Compressor – Deal Alert
Maintaining proper tire pressure improves gas mileage and the lifespan of your tires, and also cuts down on the likelihood of a blowout or the unexpected flat that may leave you stranded. The Viair 85P is a small 12-volt portable air compressor with a built-in LED work light that lets you inflate your…
Gizmodo
Mars Has Its Own Plaid Pattern
It will be a while before we can actually colonize Mars (no matter what Elon Musk says). But when we get there, an official tartan will be ready for the outfits.Read more…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Relentless smoke spreads fear at edge of southern wildfires (Update)
Thick smoke has settled over a wide area of the southern Appalachians, where dozens of uncontrolled wildfires are burning through decades of leaf litter, and people breathe in tiny bits of the forest with every gulp of air.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
RIT researchers fix Landsat 8 imagery, measurements with ‘innovative’ algorithm
Rochester Institute of Technology researchers have solved a problem nagging NASA’s Landsat 8 Earth-sensing satellite.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Astronomers unveil ‘heart’ of Eta Carinae
An international team of astronomers has imaged the Eta Carinae star system in the greatest detail ever. Eta Carinae is a colossal binary system that consists of two massive stars orbiting each other. It is found almost 8,000 light years from Earth within the Carina Nebula, a giant star-forming region…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tibet’s exiled Muslims show intricacies of culture, identity for refugees
Like the colorful, intricately drawn Tibetan sand mandala, Tibet is a rich cultural and religious tapestry that includes both Buddhist and Muslim communities. The country is not a monolithic Buddhist society as it is often portrayed.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Charter schools enroll more girls, with boys more likely to leave
Charter schools – particularly middle and high schools – enroll a larger share of girls than do traditional public schools, in part because boys are more likely to exit charter schools, finds a new study by New York University researchers.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study of college-age white men reveals cultural awareness deficit
White identity had virtually no meaning for a group of white males in a new study by a University of Arizona researcher, and such individuals largely ignored or downplayed issues of race and instances of reported racism.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Matchmaking for coffee? Intercropping coffee plants, macadamia trees
Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee a day. Where does all of that coffee come from? Brazil is the world’s largest producer and exporter of coffee. But environmental changes could harm Brazil’s coffee plants.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Acoustic buoy now detecting rare, endangered whales in New York Bight
An acoustic buoy recently deployed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium is making its first near real-time detections of two rare great whale species in the New York Bight, including the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study reveals impacts of climate warming and declining sea ice on Arctic whale migration
Declines in the Arctic sea ice are arguably the most dramatic evidence of the effects of current climate warming on ocean systems. Native peoples of the far north have long appreciated and relied upon the migrations of animals with the changing seasons, including some of the largest and least studied,…
Lifehacker
Remove Gum From Hair With Coconut Oil
If you have kids, or know someone who tends to fall asleep with gum in their mouth, you know that gum sticks in hair pretty well. To get it out, just use a dab of coconut oil.In this video from the Clean My Space YouTube channel, Melissa Maker shows off some clever ways to use refined coconut oil, including…
Digital Trends
Sensoria’s smart garments and app will help monitor your workouts and fitness
Sensoria, the “smart garment” company behind step-tracking socks and connected sports bras, is launching a major redesign of its app and web services this week. At the IDTech Expo in Santa Clara, California, the company took the wraps off Sensoria Run and Sensoria Web Dashboard version 2.0. The improved…
Gizmodo
There’s at Least One Robot Humanity Doesn’t Have to Fear
As robots get larger, smarter, faster, stronger, and more agile, there’s good reason for humanity to be a little worried about the day they eventually turn on us. Unless all robots end up like UCLA’s BALLU which is really nothing more than a pair of skinny robot legs attached to a helium balloon.Read…
Techbargains.com
Cost Plus World Market Pre-Black Friday Sale – Extra 25% off Furniture
Cost Plus World Market Pre-Black Friday Sale – Extra 25% off Furniture
Slashdot
Office Depot Allegedly Diagnosing Computers With Nonexistent Viruses To Meet Sales Goals
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Consumerist: A new report claims that some Office Depot employees are falsely claiming computers are infected with viruses in order to meet sales goals. According to KIRO-TV in Seattle, employees of the office supply retailer allege that pressure to sell protection…
VentureBeat
EA’s new rule for Twitch and YouTube streamers: You must disclose sponsorships
If you are a content creator on YouTube or Twitch, publisher Electronic Arts has some rules it wants you to follow. EA posted an update on its German blog today that explains its requirements for the influencers it works with on YouTube, Twitch, and other sites. The company wants these personalities…
Latest news
Apple promises to replace iPhone batteries after shutdown complaints
The China Consumers Association has asked Apple to look into complaints that a considerable number of iPhone 6 and 6s handsets shut down without warning. Apple is reportedly looking into the matter.
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Bogus claims by homeopathic drug makers will now face wrath of FTC
Enlarge / Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Gel. (credit: Getty | Miami Herald) The Federal Trade Commission will no longer turn a blind eye to bogus or misleading claims by homeopathic drug makers, according to an enforcement policy statement the commission released Tuesday. Makers of over-the-counter…
Shut Up And Take My Money
Airplane! Enamel Pin – Surely you can’t be serious!
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The Awesomer
Deal: JetJat Ultra Nano Drone
Price: $100  | BuyA palm-sized drone that’s easy to fly, and has a tiny SD camera on board for capturing action or live-streaming its perspective to your smartphone. The controller holds your phone when in use, and the drone for storage. Save 23% in The Awesomer Shop. More Awesome Stuff: Deal:…
TechCrunch
A connected lockbox for dropping off keys
 Good luck explaining the intricacies of the real estate market to someone living in New York City. In most of the rest of the country, however, lockboxes are very much a thing for realtors — a spot where they can securely leave and pick up keys for access to an apartment or house. The products are also…
Lifehacker
Make a Quick and Simple Gravy With a Few Kitchen Staples
Real gravy usually calls for your own stock and the drippings of whatever meat you’re roasting. If time is short and that’s not an option, you can easily whip up a batch of gravy that tastes way better than any canned or powdered versions with just a few basic ingredients.Read more…
EETimes:
Integrated Resistors for an Advanced Node CMOS
New process flows adapt to HKMG and FinFET technologies while maintaining resistor performance.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Ancient latrines, a lucky horse: New finds at Circus Maximus (Update)
Six years of excavations have given Rome a new tourist attraction in Circus Maximus , the sprawling valley where chariot races once delighted the ancient city’s denizens.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Gift Guide: Choosing a streaming device without overpaying
Your streaming TV options have gotten better and cheaper.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Pressures rise on Canada to ban asbestos
Canada’s largest union and the third party in the Commons ramped up pressure Wednesday on the government to make good on a promise to ban asbestos.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Software fix didn’t work on some Fiat Chrysler gearshifts
Software designed to fix confusing gear shifters on 1.1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles didn’t work on 29,000 of them. Now the owners are being asked to take the vehicles back to dealers for another try.
Digital Trends
Wireless sensor technology is upending the garbage industry in Europe
As literally everything around us continues to get smarter, a Finnish company named Enevo has decided to boldly venture into uncharted territory: the waste management industry. An accomplishment several years in the making, the Espoo, Finland-headquartered enterprise announced this week it’s ready to…
Digital Trends
I can see clearly now: DxO ViewPoint 3 automates photo distortion corrections
DxO announced a major update to its image correction program ViewPoint on Wednesday. Available for both MacOS and Windows computers, ViewPoint 3.0 improves upon capabilities of its predecessor with the help of new features and improved algorithms designed to automatically correct distortion, perspective,…
The Verge – All Posts
Twitter launches Android TV app for NFL streams and live video
If you’re an Android TV owner, and you had resigned yourself to watching tomorrow night’s Saints / Panthers game through the Twitter app on your smartphone, then Twitter has some good news for you. Variety reports that Twitter is launching an Android TV application to join the existing Apple TV, Xbox…
Techbargains.com
Dyson Light Ball Multifloor Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner $249
Dyson Light Ball Multifloor Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner $249
Mises Institute
An “Anti-Establishment” Trump Would Pardon Edward Snowden
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssLegal SystemU.S. HistoryAn “Anti-Establishment” Trump Would Pardon Edward Snowden Political Theory 0 Views During his first days as president, Barack Obama pledged to protect government whistleblowers. In fact, Change.org even highlighted this stance…
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Rutgers professor forced to take psych evaluation over tweets
What you say online has consequences. An adjunct professor from Rutgers learned that this week after he was detained by police and forced to take a psych evaluation after asking his class a few hyperbolic questions and later posting versions of them to Twitter. According to the New York Daily News, last…
Curbed National
Frank Gehry and Maya Lin among recipients of Obama’s Presidential Medal of Freedom
Other honorees include Bruce Springsteen and Bill and Melinda Gates Architect Frank Gehry and artist and designer Maya Lin are among the 21 recipients President Obama has named for Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced today. The country’s highest civilian award, it recognizes “individuals…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
joshua abarbanel sculpts ice boats during arctic circle expedition
exploring temporality and fragility in nature, ice boats have been released into the arctic water where they ultimately melt to become the very thing they float on. The post joshua abarbanel sculpts ice boats during arctic circle expedition appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
No-Strain Leaf Collector
This handy yard clean-up tool is like having a giant pair of tongs with leaf scooping shovels on the end.Click Here For Complete Details
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T-Mobile Black Friday Sneak Peek – Free Samsung Galaxy S7 + Free Samsung Tablet
T-Mobile Black Friday Sneak Peek – Free Samsung Galaxy S7 + Free Samsung Tablet
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Acura’s Precision Cockpit fuses AI and Android in your auto
Digital dials are great and all, but why not turn things up a notch? That’s exactly what Acura is doing with its Precision Cockpit, unveiled at the LA Auto Show today. More than just an in-car infotainment system, the concept includes cabin elements…
Dezeen
Best buildings of 2016 revealed at day one of World Architecture Festival 2016
A Mallorca house made up of four white blocks, a Swedish cultural complex and a renovated Turkish library are among today’s category winners at this year’s World Architecture Festival awards. Read more
Dezeen
Microsoft targets architects and designers with Surface Studio digital drawing board
Tech company Microsoft has unveiled a hinged computer designed to turn a desk into a digital drawing surface. Read more
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mexican experts say original pyramid found at Chichen Itza
Archaeologists have discovered what may be the original structure built at the pyramid of Kukulkan at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, experts said Wednesday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Obama administration gives specifications for smart gun tech
The Obama administration is announcing baseline specifications for smart-gun technology.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Disgruntled gamer ‘likely’ behind October US hacking: expert
The hacker who shut down large parts of the US internet last month was probably a disgruntled gamer, said an expert whose company closely monitored the attack Wednesday.
Big Think
Fake News Is an Unpleasant Symptom of a Bigger Problem
Don’t believe everything Google tells you. Facebook and Google are taking measures against fake news, but it’s becoming clear that it’s a symptom of a bigger problem. Read More
TechCrunch
Oh, the humanoid! Don’t worry, this blimp-bodied robot can’t crash
 Generally one thinks of robots as powerful, rigid things packed with motors and actuators. But they don’t have to be like that, and in fact it may be freeing for engineers to work outside those constraints. What if, for example, your robot was almost lighter than air? That’s the concept tested in this…
Reason.com Full Feed
Judge Says Backpage Protected by First Amendment, Rejects Pimping Charges for CEO… Then Backtracks a Few Hours Later
It looked like the courts would once again save us from prosecutorial overreach aimed at web classified-ad site Backpage—and in so doing, reaffirm the protection under federal law and the First Amendment that’s afforded third-party publishers of online content. On Wednesday morning, Sacramento County…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Infrared light therapy may be the bee’s knees
Neonicotinoid-type crop pesticides are not good for bees. They compromise the insects’ production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule that transports chemical energy within cells. As a result, bees lose mobility and ultimately starve, as they’re unable to get out and forage for food….
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
New Analysis Supports Subsurface Ocean on Pluto
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 A liquid ocean lying deep beneath Pluto’s frozen surface is the best explanation for features revealed by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, according to a new analysis. The idea that Pluto has a subsurface ocean is not new, but the study provides the most detailed investigation…
Techbargains.com
Denon DA-300USB USB DAC & Headphone Amplifier $299
Denon DA-300USB USB DAC & Headphone Amplifier $299
io9
Two World War II Shipwrecks Mysteriously Vanished From the Bottom of the Ocean
A pair of warships lost during a historic 1942 naval battle have completely disappeared from their resting places at the bottom of the Java Sea. Large portions of a third ship are also missing. An international investigation has been launched in hopes of solving this bizarre maritime mystery.Read more…
Techbargains.com
KEY MFi Charging Accessories Starting at $5.49
KEY MFi Charging Accessories Starting at $5.49
Slashdot
Police Raid Pirate Site, Seize 60 Servers Following MPAA Complaint
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: When it comes to shutting down pirate sites, few groups have a longer history than the Motion Picture Association of America. The Hollywood organization has dozens of pirate scalps under its belt and today is able to claim another. Serving more than…
Digital Trends
Hitachi developing a lensless camera that focuses images after they are captured
Hitachi might not be known for its image-capture technology, but a new press release details the workings of a lensless camera technology the company is working on that’s capable of focusing the image after it’s already been captured. The details in the press release are rather verbose, but in its simplest…
TechCrunch
NextEV isn’t giving up on auto ownership
 Padmasree Warrior, CEO of NextEV, took the stage at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show to make a case for car 3.0. Noting the car of the future is likely to be electric and connected is not radical, but Warrior’s assertion that individual ownership of cars is not going to completely go away is less commonly…
Scientific American Content: Global
NIH Director Looks at Presidential Transition
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins talks about the future of the NIH in light of the election.   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
HiConsumption
Rumpl Puffe- Electric Blanket
An electric blanket that uses all new technology to keep you warm while camping this winter.
ReadWrite
How to repair damaged wearables with magnetic ink
As technology introduces more and more options, wearables that monitor various health and wellness factors in individuals are quickly becoming a popular focus in the tech world. Things such as onesies that monitor a baby’s sleeping and sports bras that track workouts are starting to enter the market,…
Lifehacker
This DIY Cake Strip Bakes Perfectly Flat Cake Layers
Perfectly flat layers for a layer cake are the key to even frosting, quick assembly, and a cake that looks as good as it tastes. Sure, you can try to trim the layers down when they come out of the oven, but this DIY strip is easy to make and does the work for you. If you’ve ever gotten a dome in the…
TechCrunch
Verizon acquires SocialRadar to buff up MapQuest’s location data
 We got word earlier today that Verizon had acquired SocialRadar, a mapping startup founded by Blackboard co-founder Michael Chasen that promises to provide its users with far more accurate location data for businesses — down to where exactly a door is. Reached by phone, Chasen confirmed the acquisition….
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : Fatal Coffee Error Tee
Fatal Coffee Error Tee, for when coffee fuels your operating system. If you are lucky enough to be able to wear t-shirts on a daily basis and you need coffee in order to function, then this is the shirt for you. $19.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Toys & Games : DIY Star Globe
Hold the stars in the palm of your hand. For all the stargazers out there that want to learn more about the twinkling stars above them, this DIY Star Globe makes a great gift. $23.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Accessories : Star Wars Character Heads Charm Bracelet
Can’t Decide Which Cosplay? The Star Wars Character Heads Charm Bracelet has C-3PO, Chewbacca, a Stormtrooper helmet, and Vader’s helmet. Made with surgical stainless steel. $25.99
BBC News – World
Minnesota court jails leader of Islamic State plot for 35 years
A Minnesota man who plotted to fight in Syria for the so-called Islamic State is jailed for 35 years.
io9
Neil Gaiman Is Producing a TV Show About a Multiverse Skyscraper 
When a group of people realizes they’re in a building that is continually moving through alternate dimensions, they’ll have to rescue their friends before they never see them again. That’s plot of The Building, a new TV show co-produced by legendary writer Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline).Read more…
HiConsumption
Victor Axe And Tool Charcoal Axe Collection
A series of blacked out axes built for taking on tough tasks around the house.
Digital Trends
Instant photos are hip again, and Pyle joins the trend with a new portable printer
It’s often said that the death of the printed image came with the rise of digital photography. Surprisingly, photo prints are making a comeback, with instant photos finding a new millennial audience — what’s old is new again, as they say. Now, Pyle is jumping into the category with its new Portable Instant…
Digital Trends
Stay frosty with a budget in mind: Momit Cool will make your AC unit smart
The Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas every January has long been the harbinger of cool things to come, giving us a glimpse at the high-tech gadgets that will be popping up in our homes, cars, and offices before too long. As such, its team of judges and their predictions about “key innovators”…
Digital Trends
How ‘social currency’ is changing the face of the automobile industry
Part of living in the modern world is realizing that you’re being marketed pretty much all the time. If you Google “electric razors,” the next time you sign onto Facebook, you’ll see ads for electric razors. It’s happening constantly, and we’re all getting really good at tuning it out. So naturally,…
The Next Web
Fake stories outperformed real political news over the election’s final months
As the election season came to an end the fake news sources were just getting started. During the final three months of the US Presidential campaign, viral fake news sites crushed the real thing in terms of Facebook engagement. According to reporting from BuzzFeed News, the 20 top-performing fake election…
Slashdot
FCC Abides By GOP Request To Stop What It’s Doing, Deletes Everything From Meeting Agenda
One day after republicans from the house and senate sent letters to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, urging him to avoid passing regulations before Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, Wheeler appears to have complied with the request. The FCC today “announced the deletion of all items that were originally…
BBC News – World
BBC stopped from visiting China independent candidate
The BBC tries to speak to a woman trying to run as an independent candidate in China’s district elections.
Mashable
Researchers are using drones and AI to count dugongs in the ocean
Counting dugongs in the ocean can be a pretty difficult task. That’s why Australian marine mammal researcher Dr. Amanda Hodgson, from Murdoch University in Western Australia, is trying to see if drones can provide an easier and more accurate way to keep track of the endangered sea animal. SEE ALSO:…
Next Big Future
The US military should look to Sweden for military innovation and not just IKEA furniture
IKEA is the most influential retailer of the last 25 years.One of seven major parts of IKEA success is they have pricing that is inexpensive but not cheap.There are stores that sell products for less than Ikea, like dollar stores and deep discounters like Aldi. But you don’t get the feeling of overly…
Lifehacker
The Calm, Blue Desktop
Maikasenpai’s desktop is a calm sea, a respite from the tumult of the world, and we love it. It’s a simple thing, but tweaked just enough to make it personal. Here’s how it’s all set up.Maikasenpai is using Rainmeter, which we’ve highlighted before, as an easy way to bring a littler personalization and…
Digital Trends
FCC follows tradition, deletes rule-making agenda items after GOP request
FCC votes on rule changes are most likely on hold until the new administration is in office. Following requests from House and Senate Republicans, in the form of letters sent yesterday to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, all major agenda items for a rule-making FCC meeting Thursday…
Man of Many
You May Not Have Heard of this Post Workout Secret
A healthy body on the outside matters at least as much as healthy body on the inside and that can make a solid workout the quintessence of irony. A good gym session can make you look and feel great, but all of that built up sweat can result in a smelly body and an unsightly itchy, flaky scalp. Such an…
MySQL Performance Blog
All You Need to Know About GCache (Galera-Cache)
This blog discusses some important aspects of GCache. Why do we need GCache? Percona XtraDB Cluster is a multi-master topology, where a transaction executed on one node is replicated on another node(s) of the cluster. This transaction is then copied over from the group channel to Galera-Cache followed…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Mr. Christmas Santa’s Marching Band – Coordinated Caroling Ornaments
This holiday season, literally ring up the Christmas spirit with these four synchronized Santa ornaments that strike tuned brass bells to play up to 35 classic songs in perfect harmony.Click Here For Complete Details
CNET News.com
Top Cyber Monday deals from Dell – CNET
Dell’s 8-page Cyber Monday catalog has sprung up online. Here are some of the best deals worth a look.
Mashable
We wish this awesome hammock drone was real
Dreams today turn into tomorrow’s reality. Tomorrow we want hammock drones.  Centraal Beheer, an insurance company based out of the Netherlands, created this very awesome commercial for retirement planning, which features a likely fake drone every retiree should get when it’s time to call it quits…
io9
Thousands of Dead Fish Mysteriously Appear in New York Waterway 
Earlier this week, an unforgettable sight greeted the residents of Hampton Bays, New York, as thousands upon thousands of dead bunker fish filled the Shinnecock Canal. Here’s what caused this gruesome fishpocalypse. Read more…
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Twitter’s live video app comes to Android TV
Twitter TV events have included Thursday NFL games and the presidential election, but until now they’ve only been available on TV through Apple TV, Fire TV and Xbox One. Now, Android TV is joining that list, and from the appearance, the app is the same as on every other platform. There’s a listing for…
Digital Trends
Millennials leading switch from individual car ownership to mobility services
After disrupting the taxi industry, ridesharing and other mobility services are beginning to disrupt the automobile and transportations industries as well. Among generations, millennials are leading the shift to mobility services, according to a new report from ReportLinker. Ridesharing services have…
Digital Trends
Go anywhere in comfort in Land Rover’s new Discovery with advanced tow assist
Many automakers reveal important models before the L.A. Auto Show, but few allow the public to lay eyes on these vehicles alongside media. Land Rover decided to break the mold a bit with the introduction of its all-new Discovery. On Tuesday, the three-row SUV was given an open-air reveal at a pop-up…
VentureBeat
Lyft launches ride request SDK for iOS
Lyft has made available an SDK developers can incorporate to integrate ride requests and other capabilities of the on-demand transportation service into their iOS apps. The release of this offering, which is built on Swift 3, comes two months after an Android SDK was produced. What’s more, Lyft has…
VentureBeat
Bing now lets you save images, videos, and products across devices
Microsoft today announced that its Bing search engine now lets users save certain kinds of content to quickly access later. The feature is currently available on Bing on desktop and on the mobile web, where you can save and bring up images, videos, shopping search results, and places. So long as you’re…
SlashGear
All hail Mercedes-AMG’s E 63 S 4MATIC+, the anti-Tesla
With Tesla squeezing even more performance out of the Model S today, it’s never been a better time to be an electric speed-addict, but what if your tastes lean more toward the Death Star than the plucky eco-resistance? The devils at Mercedes-AMG have just the answer, in the shape of the company’s most…
Archinect – News
The 2016 World Architecture Festival Day One winners
Returning to Berlin after four years in Singapore, the 2016 World Architecture Festival is in full swing. Over 2,000 architects and design enthusiasts flock to the two-day event to watch the live competition unfold before their eyes, as architecture teams go head-to-head to be crowned as either World…
Archinect – News
2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors Day One concludes with three winners
As the World Architecture Festival’s just-as-competitive sister event, the [INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors] competition celebrates the best projects in the international interior-design scene from within the last 12 months…By the end of the competition on November 18, one project will win the…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
LDS unveils SpectroDrone to find explosives
Tel Aviv, Isreal (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 SpectroDrone is the world’s first sensor system capable of detecting explosives, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other chemical compounds from a safe, standoff distance. Following extensive testing in the laboratory and in the field, Laser Detect System…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
A tethered drone-based asset management solution
New York NY (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 Infor has announced, in partnership with Drone Aviation, the creation of Infor’s new Drone Enterprise Asset Management Solution (DEAMS), designed to solve industry challenges by enabling safe, efficient asset management and maintenance. Infor and DAC believe that…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Gemini: Are All Stars Created Equal
Hilo HI (SPX) Nov 14, 2016 Astronomers using critical observations from the Gemini Observatory have found the strongest evidence yet that the formation of massive stars follow a path similar to their lower-mass brethren – but on steroids! The new findings, that include data from Gemini, SOFIA,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
AeroVironment Launches Integrated Commercial Information Solution
San Jose CA (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 AeroVironment has launched its new integrated commercial information solution featuring the innovative Quantix drone and Decision Support System (DSS). Available spring 2017, these technologies allow users to gain actionable insights that can improve operational efficiencies,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Can we grow potatoes on Mars
Beijing (XNA) Nov 16, 2016 In the Hollywood science fiction movie “The Martian,” the astronaut stranded on the Red Planet lives on potatoes he grows there for more than 500 days while awaiting rescue. But will potatoes really grow on Mars one day? Although humans haven’t set foot on Mars, astronauts…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Scientists voice support for asteroid deflection mission
Berlin (UPI) Nov 15, 2016 Scientists in Europe want to ensure the European Space Agency doesn’t abandon its plans to study and test the latest asteroid deflection technologies. In a letter addressed to ESA, scientists encouraged the space agency to continue lending organizational and financial…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Dutch firm unveils concept space suit for Mars explorers
The Hague (AFP) Nov 15, 2016 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.” The pressurised suit will include an impact resistant helmet with…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Elbit launches wide-area and persistent intelligence gathering system
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 The line of systems provides a unique, overall situational awareness of “on-the-ground” data and conditions, and enables a large number of users to receive real time, high-resolution imagery and even go “back-in-time” for border protection, facilities and tactical…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Boeing to consolidate defense and space sites
St. Louis (UPI) Nov 16, 2016 Boeing is preparing to consolidate Defense, Space & Security facilities to streamline operations. Under the new plan, the aerospace giant will reduce its facilities space by approximately 4.5 million square feet. Boeing will close its El Paso, Texas, and Newington,…
Discover Magazine
Microbes in Space Starve, Stew in Their Own Acid
Astronauts flying long-duration missions in space have been known to suffer substantial health effects: they grow nauseous, lose bone density, and watch their muscles atrophy. These large, human-scale changes are pretty easy to observe, as trillions of cells’ responses to microgravity are compiled into…
BBC News – World
Mayan ‘nesting doll pyramid’ discovered in Mexico
A third structure is found within the famous Kukulkan pyramid in eastern Mexico, experts say.
TechCrunch
Bonx brings tunes and talk to the slick and slippery slopes
 Electronics and water go together like, well, electronics and water. But how are you going to talk to your friends when you’re knee deep in snow or plunging down a mountainside on a bike? Bonx to the rescue. The Indiegogo-funded Bonx Grip brings group-chat to the masses. Shipping this month, the $139…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Thai court scraps mine defamation case in rare media win
Bangkok (AFP) Nov 16, 2016 A Thai court on Wednesday threw out defamation charges against a news agency for alleging environmental damage by a gold mine, a lawyer said, in a rare win for press freedom in the country. Criminal defamation is a go-to weapon for powerful business and political players…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Dakota Access pipeline delayed
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2016 A federal decision on the Dakota Access pipeline shows Washington is listening, though parties to the debate differed on the wisdom of that attention. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said further review was needed in order to assess tribal interests associated with…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Foreign medics treat wounded children in Iraq’s Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Nov 16, 2016 Foreign medics are helping Iraqi special forces personnel treat a growing number of children wounded by intense urban warfare inside the jihadist-held city of Mosul. Car bombs, sniper fire and booby traps have led to mounting casualties in the east of the city,…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
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…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Scientists probe underground depths of Earth’s carbon cycle
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 14, 2016 Understanding how carbon dissolves in water at the molecular level under extreme conditions is critical to understanding the Earth’s deep carbon cycle–a process that ultimately influences global climate change. Contrary to current geochemical models, the carbon dissolved…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Study demonstrates potential support for ban on microbeads in cosmetics
Plymouth UK (SPX) Nov 14, 2016 Public awareness regarding the presence of microbeads within personal care products is lacking in some areas but there are strong indications that a ban on their inclusion would be widely supported, according to new research. A study led by the University of Plymouth…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
UN seeks more climate finance from rich nations
Marrakesh, Morocco (AFP) Nov 15, 2016 The UN urged rich nations Tuesday to ramp up financial aid to help poor countries shore up their defences against climate change. Finance is a hot-button topic at the annual round of UN climate talks underway in Marrakesh, Morocco – the first since the world’s…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
African leaders in Morocco to unify stance on global warming
Marrakesh, Morocco (AFP) Nov 16, 2016 African leaders met in Morocco Wednesday on the sidelines of UN climate talks to agree a joint stance to fight global warming on the continent. “Africa is paying a heavy price over the climate issue and is without doubt the continent worst affected,” Morocco’s…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Ban ‘optimistic’ as leaders tackle climate change in Trump shadow
Marrakesh, Morocco (AFP) Nov 15, 2016 Donald Trump’s election loomed large over climate talks on Tuesday where UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged nations to redouble their planet-rescue efforts and voiced hope the US would not pull out of its commitments. Elected to the White House a week ago, Trump…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Battery cars a better choice for reducing emissions than fuel cells
Stanford CA (SPX) Nov 16, 2016 Many communities would be better off investing in electric vehicles that run on batteries instead of hydrogen fuel cells, in part because the hydrogen infrastructure provides few additional energy benefits for the community besides clean transportation. That’s according…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
BIG’s mixed-use ‘transitlager’ nears completion in switzerland
architectural photographer laurian ghinitoiu has documented bjarke ingels’ much-anticipated building, currently under construction in basel. The post BIG’s mixed-use ‘transitlager’ nears completion in switzerland appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
BBC News – World
Life for Indigenous Australians ‘stagnating, worsening’
Damning report finds Indigenous Australians are experiencing rising levels of imprisonment and self-harm.
Coolest Gadgets
Scosche BoomBUOY wireless speaker love it wet and wild
When it comes to listening to your music when you travel, most of us would normally opt for a pair of headphones — as it offers that cocoon of privacy. However, there are times when we wished that the world would be able to appreciate the genius of whatever tracks that we are listening to, and this is…
CNET News.com
Apple reportedly plans to cut App Store video fees – CNET
Move could soothe feelings of partners who have long accused the tech giant of using the store to suppress rival services.
Slashdot
Royal Navy Giving Up Anti-Ship Missiles, Will Rely On Cannons For Naval Combat
cold fjord writes: It will soon be a bit more difficult for Britain’s Royal Navy to rule the waves as it gives up anti-ship missiles as a result of budget cuts. That will force the Royal Navy to go “old school” and rely upon naval gunfire for ship-to-ship combat. Cannon fire as the primary means of ship-to-ship…
SlashGear
The Rezvani Beast Alpha’s crazy doors almost overshadow its speed
The LA Auto Show isn’t short on high-powered automotive madness, but few can quite reach the excesses – and exclusivity – of the bizarre 2017 Rezvani Beast Alpha. Handiwork of the Orange County, California based automaker startup which has put extreme performance as its primary goal, the Beast Alpha…
BBC News – World
‘This is democracy Chinese-style’
The BBC tries to speak to a woman trying to run as an independent candidate in China’s district elections.
Gizmodo
Kim Jong Un Gets New Mean Nickname After Chinese Censors Block Fat Jokes
An attempt at silencing critics of North Korea instead showcased the adaptability of written Chinese when internet users in China found a clever workaround for a banned nickname for Kim Jong Un.Read more…
Latest news
Authorities probing selling of Australian telco customer data by Indian firm
The Australian Federal Police is helping Indian authorities investigate claims that personal information of Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone customers are being sold.
Mashable
Now even Twitter is copying Snapchat
In case you needed more proof that the best way to make a lame tech trend cool is for Snapchat to do it first, Twitter is now adopting QR codes, too. The social network added a new QR code feature to its apps Wednesday that allows you to follow other users by scanning QR codes linked to their profiles….
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Two FARC rebels killed in Colombia days after peace deal
Two suspected FARC fighters were killed in combat in northern Colombia on Wednesday, four days after the government announced a revised peace accord with the rebel group.
Mashable
China rolls its eyes at Trump over his ridiculous climate change claim
Faced with the prospect of a Trump administration opposed to combating global warming, Chinese officials continue to challenge the Trump’s views in a way not often seen in U.S.-Chinese relations.  On Wednesday, Liu Zhenmin, China’s vice foreign minister, told reporters at the U.N. Climate Summit in…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
AI-enabled chess set moves virtual opponents on a real board
Robots have been playing chess (or pretending to) since the Mechanical Turk in 1769. Today, we can easily jump online and play against an AI opponent or another human player anywhere in the world, but we lose the tactile pleasure of moving real pieces. Mumbai-based startup Infivention has a…
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Chrome has at least two new extensions built to fight fake news
After serious anxieties that fake news proliferated on social media unchecked during the election cycle, internet titans have stepped up, with Google and Facebook both blocking ad money from going to hoax story sites. But to protect the people, indiv…
CNET News.com
‘Fantastic Beasts’ is full of fantastic treats – CNET
Packed with magical menageries and spellbinding subplots, there’s almost too much going on in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel.
Lifehacker
Razer Takes Only Logical Next Step, Adds RGB Lighting To A Mouse Pad
Razer FireflyIt’s also a pretty great mouse mat.The Razer Firefly is a joy to mouse on. The mat, like the rest of Razer’s peripherals, can be controlled through Razer’s Synapse software, so you can tell your new mouse pad to breath or react in unison with your mouse, keyboard, and headset.Even if you…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Trump denies reports of a transition in turmoil
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday denounced reports of disorganization in the team overseeing his transition to the White House in January, singling out the New York Times for saying world leaders have had trouble getting in touch with him.
Mises Institute
France Won’t Be Following the UK Out of the EU
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssGlobal EconomyFrance Won’t Be Following the UK Out of the EU Political Theory 0 Views Since the Brexit vote in the UK there has been a lot of speculation concerning the next countries to leave the European Union. France is being repeatedly named in those…
BBC News – World
Leonard Cohen: Singer died in sleep after fall
Canadian singer Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after a fall during the night, his manager says.
National Geographic News
Captive Elephants Freed From a Life in Chains
Thanks to solar-powered, electric-fenced corrals, the chains have come off some captive elephants in Nepal.
VentureBeat
Trump transition team now lacks cyber security expertise
(Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has not announced a point person dedicated to cyber security policy or staffing in his administration, an omission that could make the United States more vulnerable to threats and worsen a government cyber talent shortfall, current and former…
Latest news
Centrelink payments overhaul heads interstate seeking talent
The Department of Human Services will be setting up offices in Melbourne and Brisbane to avoid competing for talent in Canberra
Latest news
Beyond cyber espionage lies cyber sabotage and cyber disinformation
Sabotage is a ‘significant element’ in every military’s planning, and covert political influence is an age-old technique made cyber, says former Australian intelligence supremo David Irvine.
Mashable
Advertisers want Facebook to stop ‘grading its own homework’
Earlier this fall, the ad industry gathered in New York City for one of its biggest annual trade conferences. The topic on everyone’s mind: How do you fairly measure video views? News that Facebook had long oversold a key metric in how it quantified video views had shocked marketers, and the social…
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Spray-on conductive concrete will shield us from EMP attacks
While the threat of an EMP attack knocking out electronics and sending the world into an apocalyptic spiral seems far off, it’s good to know that someone is working to protect us from it anyway. University of Nebraska engineers Christopher Tuan and Lim Nguyen have successfully created a cost-effective…
Reason.com Full Feed
Trump’s Infrastructure Illusions
“We’ve got shovel-ready projects all across the country. And governors and mayors are pleading to fund it. The minute we can get those investments to the state level, jobs are going to be created.” — President-elect Barack Obama, December 2008 “There’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects.” — President…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Is the Gig Economy Rigged?
A new study suggests that racial and gender bias affect the freelancing websites TaskRabbit and Fiverr—and may be baked into underlying algorithms.
Mises Institute
France Won’t Be Following the UK Out of the EU
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssGlobal EconomyFrance Won’t Be Following the UK Out of the EU Political Theory 0 Views Since the Brexit vote in the UK there has been a lot of speculation concerning the next countries to leave the European Union. France is being repeatedly named in those…
Mises Institute
Progressives Show Why Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Need Government Funding
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssTaxes and SpendingProgressives Show Why Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Need Government Funding 0 Views One of the most common fallacies those on both the left and the right regularly make about libertarianism is suggesting that opposing government funding…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Is the EV finally coming of age?
For a long time, electric cars have only really worked in a vacuum. High sticker prices, combined with limited range and slow plug-in chargers, made them perfect for cashed-up early adopters but hardly anyone else. After this year’s Paris Motor Show, that’s no longer the case. Established players…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Obama calls for ‘course correction’ on globalisation during Europe visit
US President Barack Obama arrived in Germany on Wednesday on the final leg of a European tour aimed at reassuring key allies about transatlantic ties under his successor Donald Trump.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
the CERO e-tricycle emphasizes strength + support
the turquoise three-wheeler is specially designed for adults, and caters specifically to those with stability issues or variable energy levels. The post the CERO e-tricycle emphasizes strength + support appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Desire This | The Best of Everything
Siberian Coolers Outback Series
Siberian Coolers Outback SeriesThe Siberian Outback Series are built for the harshest environments on the planet. All Outback models have been designed with thicker walls, more insulation and beefed-up, extremely durable components.$219 – $499 · BUY
Mashable
Hold onto your fairy bread, foodies. Chocolate cheese is a thing now.
Occasionally, you might find yourself craving something a little sweet and a little salty. But you probably wouldn’t think chocolate-infused cheese could be the solution to that problem. Dairy specialist Curds & Whey in Melbourne, Australia, is providing just that. The Italian blue cheese called…
DailyTech Main News Feed
Black Friday Deals – Core i5 Laptops Refurbs vs Brand New
Black Friday is here and all the major players are already peddling their wares with Black Friday Ads designed to garner sales. There are lots of choices, so take you time and shop around.
DailyTech Main News Feed
When you shop for a computer, consider what you need it for?
Is your choose of Laptop, PC computer perfect? Is it worth the money you have spent on it? Let us just look at one of the best laptops in the market. That will be Mac Book Pro. Is it perfect or worth of $3000? Again, this might be one of the best for some people, but not for me.
Digital Trends
Twitter takes a page out of Snapchat’s playbook with the launch of profile QR codes
While it’s unlikely to be the key strategic move that secures Twitter millions of new, much-needed followers, the app’s developers clearly see the humble QR code as a necessary addition in its ongoing quest to build the perfect social media service. That’s right, folks, Twitter is getting its own Snapchat-like…
Digital Trends
Uber is offering free rides from the airport for the princely sum of nothing
The season of goodwill is almost upon us, apparently, and in a bid to spread some Christmas cheer in the coming weeks, Uber is offering free rides. No, it’s not free rides for everyone and their dog, for such a move would surely be a gift too far even for a company as loaded as Uber. Instead, the ride-hailing…
Gear Patrol
How to Get the Most out of Winter Sports
Essential gear and knowledge to be your best winter athlete. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
The Best Crew Neck Sweatshirts for Men
Perfect as light summer outerwear or a winter layering piece. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: November 17, 2016
How to save on an Osprey travel pack, a moon watch & an Xbox bundle. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: November 17, 2016
A stylish collection of sweats, a pair of adventurous Californian sunglasses, a heritage Land Rover and much more. …Read More »
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Corals at Keppel Bay combine the best of luxury and sustainability
The project features buildings clad in glazed, white aluminum and glass panels, which create a rhythm accentuated by ribbons of balconies. It comprises 366 apartments that range from one-to-four bedrooms and penthouses, with sizes ranging from 538 square feet to 8,503 square feet. The residents will…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
‘America needs your energy,’ Clinton tells supporters in comments on election loss
Hillary Clinton reflected on her devastating defeat on Wednesday evening, acknowledging the difficulty of her loss for her supporters and urging them to persevere through the Donald Trump era.
Slashdot
Pluto’s ‘Icy Heart’ May Have Tilted the Dwarf Planet Over
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Pluto’s most iconic feature — its “icy heart” — may have been responsible for tipping the dwarf planet over. Scientists believe the 600-mile-wide region of frozen plains known as Sputnik Planitia gained enough mass over the years, causing Pluto to…
The Next Web
Office Depot caught recommending costly bogus computer repairs
CBS-affiliated KIRO-TV in Seattle reports that it caught stationery supply giant Office Depot’s employees at certain locations pushing unnecessary computer repairs on customers. The channel said that it took in brand-new laptops into Office Depot stores for free PC health checks – the company claims…
Mashable
The crazy reason nearly every phone in Japan is waterproof
SEOUL — Waterproof phones may be all the rage now, but people in Japan have been used to their devices being able to take a swim for over a decade already.  Users in the country got used to having smartphones years before Western counterparts. Manufacturers had to make phones waterproof because Japanese…
BBC News – World
What will Trump do about North Korea?
Will the next US president be able to reach a rapprochement with the controversial Asian state?
Next Big Future
Novel approach for precision medicine and drug discovery on gene expression data
Insilico Medicine announced the publication of its in silico Pathway Activation Network Decomposition Analysis (iPANDA), a novel approach for analyzing signaling and metabolic pathway perturbation states using gene expression data, in Nature Communications. iPANDA is a scalable robust method for rapid…
VentureBeat
In wake of Trump victory, FCC abandons proposed reform of business data services market
(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is dropping plans to push through a proposed reform of the $45 billion business data services market in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday pulled the item previously set for a commission vote…
CNET News.com
Forgot your wallet and phone? Pay with a SmartCup – CNET
What’s the next frontier of cardless transactions? Coffee cups, apparently.
New Scientist – Online news
The world needs scientific values more than ever
As New Scientist enters its seventh decade, we’ll continue to champion reason and urge others to join us
TechCrunch
GuestReady raises $750K to help Airbnb hosts manage their property professionally
 GuestReady, a service that helps home owners who use Airbnb and other services manage their property professionally, has landed a $750,000 seed funding. The round was led by existing investor Swiss Founders Fund. Read More
BBC News – World
Fire ‘racist’ strategist Bannon, Sanders tells Trump
Bernie Sanders brands Donald Trump’s new chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, a “racist” and calls for his dismissal.
The Next Web
Amazon Prime Video is going global next month to take on Netflix
Until now, Amazon’s streaming video service has mostly been a nice add-on to sweeten the deal on its Prime subscription plan, which grants customers quicker shipping and other benefits for a recurring fee. It looks like it’s going to get a lot bigger next month. In a video shared on Twitter, Jeremy Clarkson,…
BBC News – World
Who is policing Nigeria’s police?
Will Nigeria’s first police complaints unit reduce corruption?
TechCrunch
Surgery training app Touch Surgery cuts deal with Johnson & Johnson
 London based app maker Touch Surgery creates a series of apps to help surgeons train ahead of complicated surgery prodedures, or to familiarize themselves with new surgical tools, equipment and procedures. The company just announced it has signed a “strategic collaboration” with Johnson & Johnson…
TechCrunch
SearchInk – Unlocking the handwritten past, and present, with machine learning
 That’s exactly what an innovative startup out of Berlin plans to do. SearchInk, which has combined machine learning with ‘multi-writer handwriting recognition’ and semantic labelling of handwritten documents, has now raised $4.5m / €4.2m in seed funding. The investment comes from Berlin-based investment…
TechCrunch
Full Fact aims to end fake news with automated fact checking tools
 After they failed to stop the spread of “fake news” around the U.S. election, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Google are facing heightened public scrutiny. Fake news is a threat to democracy, the argument goes, and users of these search and social media platforms deserve better. Now, a charity in the…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
20 percent of US households think landline phones are an important telecom choice
The predicted death of the household landline telephone in the United States may be premature, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Disentangling the myth of the singing bushmaster viper with the help of tree frogs
Reaching over 3.5 m in length, the bushmaster (belonging in the Lachesis genus) is the largest viper in the western hemisphere. Legend spread among both colonists and natives from the Amazon region and Central America has it that it sings. Finding these numerous unrelated reports quite puzzling, since…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Early childhood spending benefits don’t fade away, study finds
North Carolina’s investment in early child care and education programs resulted in higher test scores, less grade retention and fewer special education placements through fifth grade, research from the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy finds.
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Britain has passed the ‘most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy’
The law forces UK internet providers to store browsing histories — including domains visited — for one year, in case of police investigations.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
AP Analysis: How well will Antarctic marine reserve work?
Last month 24 nations and the European Union agreed to create the world’s largest marine reserve near Antarctica. The reserve in the Ross Sea is about twice the size of Texas, although will account for only a tiny fraction of the world’s total ocean area. Studies indicate other marine reserves have had…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Research groups predict robust online holiday shopping
After a tumultuous presidential election, will Americans be ready to shop for the holidays? Research firms are predicting robust growth for online shopping, at least.
Cool Tools
Caltopo Backcountry Mapping Software
Caltopo is, in my opinion, the best backcountry mapping software currently available. The fact that it’s free and browser-based makes it even better. If you take a few minutes to learn the software, you will probably never purchase another took a graphic map ever again in your life. This software is…
Ars Technica
VR’s killer app has arrived, and it’s Google Earth
Enlarge / Don’t you even think about not dragging the Earth, son. Google’s telling you to. (credit: Sam Machkovech) I stood at the peak of Mount Rainier, the tallest mountain in Washington state. The sounds of wind whipped past my ears, and mountains and valleys filled a seemingly endless horizon…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
China doubles down on internet control after tough new law
China’s leaders and official media are pushing for greater control of the internet and technology products as tensions surrounding a far-reaching Chinese cybersecurity law loom over a gathering this week of the world’s leading tech firms and Chinese officials.
Phys.org: Physics News
Superlattice of single-atom magnets aims for ultimate limit of high-density data storage
(Phys.org)—Scientists have fabricated a superlattice of single-atom magnets on graphene with a density of 115 terabits per square inch, suggesting that the configuration could lead to next-generation storage media.
Mashable
Metallica and Jimmy Fallon covered ‘Enter Sandman’ using classroom instruments and it was just epic
Maybe you thought heavy metal and classroom instruments don’t make a good musical marriage? Think again. This cheeky version of Metallica classic “Enter Sandman” featuring the band along with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots is groovy AF.  SEE ALSO: Jimmy Fallon loves ‘Gilmore Girls’ and names his…
Techbargains.com
Simply Calphalon 12-Inch Nonstick Omelette Fry Pan with Lid $31.95
Simply Calphalon 12-Inch Nonstick Omelette Fry Pan with Lid $31.95
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Trump advisor takes issue with Silicon Valley’s Asian CEOs
Before President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon was headed to the White House, he was running “platform for the alt-right” website Breitbart News. Aside from overseeing the publication of anti-Semitic and misogynistic articles,…
Mashable
iPhone camera might get AR features, report says
While Apple has been slow to adopt virtual reality in its gadgets (the company has virtually nothing on that front so far), there’s a chance that the company might at least jump on the augmented reality bandwagon.  Business Insider, quoting a person familiar with the matter, says Apple plans to build…
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Apple hedging its bets with original TV content – it’s all about the music
The industry’s interest was piqued when we heard that Apple was moving in the direction of producing original programming to sit on its App Store.But a recent report out of The Information (as reported by 9to5Mac) suggests the company has much more limited ambitions for its original programming efforts. In…
SpaceNews.com
Telesat prepares shareholder payday, outlines 117-satellite constellation
PARIS — Canadian satellite fleet operator Telesat expects to raise more than $3 billion in several transactions in the coming weeks to payoff existing debt and to make a $400 million cash distribution to shareholders still at loggerheads over a Telesat IPO. Ottawa-based Telesat said it expects to close…
Well Spent.
Harmony Magnus Coats
Fun fact: Magnus means “great” in Latin. So it’s a fitting name for these new Magnus Coats from Harmony Paris, because they are totally Magnus. Made in Romania, the single breasted coats feature a 100% Italian wool outer and polyester lining, one chest pocket and two side pockets, a three button closure,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Urgent need for innovation driving surge in funding, globalization of research
Recognizing the urgent, growing need for innovation to meet international health, environmental and economic challenges, investments in research are surging, with governments demanding the biggest possible return from every public dollar.
Latest news
How your connected home or office is a gift for hackers, criminals, and cyber spies
The Internet of Things needs to learn how to secure devices — and fast.
Mashable
Megyn Kelly shuts down Trump supporter on Muslim registry ‘precedent’
A Trump supporter and former Navy SEAL has cited Japanese internment camps during World War II as a precedent for Trump’s proposed Muslim registry — but was immediately shut down by Fox News host Megyn Kelly.  SEE ALSO: The empowered alt-right trolls have created a cesspit on Twitter Carl Higbie of…
SlashGear
SteamVR coming to macOS, Linux in a few months
Despite serving the biggest user base of PC gamers, Valve’s Gabe Newell has never been a big fan of putting all his eggs in the Windows basket. After all, that’s how the Steam OS and Steam Machines were born. So it isn’t exactly surprising to hear that Valve is working on making its SteamVR available…
TechCrunch
GeoCV captures your apartment in vivid 3D
 Apartment walk-throughs are necessary but uneventful. You visit the kitchen, hit the bathroom, size up the bedroom, kick a dead cockroach into the front closet, and then sign a contract. But what if you could see an apartment in 3D even before you visited the building. That’s what GeoCV is trying to…
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The Morning After: Thursday, November 17, 2016
We put the 4K-ready Chromecast to the test, saw increasingly less snow around the US, and gawp at the first hybrid Mini — as well as a whole bunch of new cars coming out of the LA Auto Show. There’s also the discovery of a “Watch Dogs 2” character that has fully rendered sex organs for no apparent reason…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists discover a nearby superearth
Ph.D. student Alejandro Suárez Mascareño, of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of La Laguna (ULL), and his thesis director, Rafael Rebolo and Jonay Isaí González Hernández, have discovered a “superearth”-type planet, GJ 536 b, whose mass is around 5.4 Earth masses, in…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How much warmer has Hong Kong’s urban area become during the past four decades?
Scientists from Macao Polytechnic Institute are pioneers in exploring urban temperature in Hong Kong using seasonal econometric models. In particular, the characterization of the urban temperature trend was investigated using a seasonal unit root analysis of monthly mean air temperature data over the…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A milestone in small RNA biology—piRNA biogenesis from start to finish
PIWI-interacting RNAs, or piRNAs for short, are a class of ‘small regulatory RNAs’—tiny pieces of nucleic acid just 22–30 nucleotides in length. They may be small, but with their associated Argonaute proteins, piRNAs have the power to ‘silence’ transposable elements, so called egoistic genes found in…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Engineers study glass in batteries as a way to increase performance and safety
Steve Martin gestured toward an office shelf full of red-bound doctoral dissertations about glassy solids and the basic properties that could make them useful in a battery.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Biomedical ‘skin-like bandage’ is stretchy, durable and long lasting
A skin-like biomedical technology that uses a mesh of conducting nanowires and a thin layer of elastic polymer might bring new electronic bandages that monitor biosignals for medical applications and provide therapeutic stimulation through the skin.
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The Morning After: Thursday, November 17, 2016
We put the 4K-ready Chromecast to the test, saw increasingly less snow around the US, and gawp at the first hybrid Mini — as well as a whole bunch of new cars coming out of the LA Auto Show. There’s also the discovery of a “Watch Dogs 2” character t…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Probing Greenland’s ice sheet for future satellites
With a helicopter the sole feature on the vast expanse of ice and her only way back to warmth and safety, polar scientist Anna Hogg must have thought, “What on Earth am I doing out here?” as she set to taking ice samples.
Computerworld
SharePoint 2013 cheat sheet
Although many organizations are making their way to SharePoint 2016, a large number are still using SharePoint 2013 as their major corporate collaboration tool. This story is for you.Uploading and interacting with documentsIntegrating SharePoint content with OutlookFive advanced SharePoint 2013 tipsTo…
Computerworld
Whatever happened to all those dot-coms, anyway?
It’s the late 1990s, and this cash-machine network has just been spun off from its parent bank — which means it needs a new billing system, says an IT pilot fish working there.”Losing all the ‘big bank’ structures — along with the related policies and procedures — made the ATM organization seem like…
The Verge – All Posts
Amazon is cutting Prime memberships to $79 tomorrow for debut of The Grand Tour
Amazon Prime is getting a pretty enticing price cut tomorrow, with a year of the premium subscription service available for for $79, down from $99. The deal is available to first time subscribers only, and will be up for grabs just tomorrow, Friday November 18th, from 12am ET until 11:59pm PT. The UK…
Digital Trends
Powerful processor? Big battery? The Vivo XPlay 6 delivers, and then some
Thanks to Chinese company Vivo, there is no need to imagine what would happen if you combined the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the iPhone 7, since the company unveiled its beast of a smartphone that is the XPlay 6, reports GizmoChina. On the outside, the Play 6 certainly makes a splash, with the aluminum…
Digital Trends
Honeywell’s new app takes some of the headache out of working in an office
Anyone who works in a shared office space knows all too well the small challenges that comes with large complex spaces. From maintaining the perfect temperature in your workspace to accessing various secure portions of said workspace, a lot of otherwise productive time can be spent finding ways to mitigate…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
New supersonic jet can fly from London to New York in 3.5 hours
Supersonic air travel is one of those things, like flying cars and instant pizza machines, that we thought would be ubiquitous by this point. Yet, there hasn’t been a supersonic passenger jet in consistent operation in more than 10 years. Aviation startup Boom Technology has unveiled what it hopes will…
inStash
Escape Winter’s Icy Grip With The Wings+Horns Cabin Fleece Robe
As winters icy grip inches ever closer, your choice of bathrobe might start giving you doubts. If you’re sick and tired of being cold at night, then … Read More
inStash
Unleash Your Inner Banksy With The SprayPrinter
Who said that you had to be an artist to make quality graffiti? Now that SprayPrinter is on the scene, you’ll be able to unleash your inner … Read More
inStash
Halo Back Is The World’s First Smart Screen Protector For iPhone 6/6s/7
Screen protectors aren’t just for keeping your iPhone’s screen safe from impact damage anymore. Now that the Halo Back is on the scene, we have all the … Read More
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Floating UFO expected to make sea landing in 2018
UFO sightings could soon become a lot more common if Italian mini-yacht company Jet Capsule gets its way – Unidentified Floating Objects, that is. Having unveiled its floating off-grid home concept earlier this year, the firm is back with an updated and improved version, and plans to turn to…
SpaceNews.com
Commercial space industry seeks regulatory reforms in the Trump administration
HOUSTON — The commercial space industry hopes the administration of President-elect Donald Trump pursues regulatory reforms and continues existing efforts to support its growth. A panel at the Spacecom conference here Nov. 16 offered a wish list of issues they hope the next administration addresses…
PCWorld
Awesome tech gifts that cost $50 or less
You’ve got this gift-giving in the bagYep, it’s hard to believe the holidays are once again upon us, and that means the usual challenge of finding just the right gifts. We’re here to help.When it comes to cool, useful, and often very-affordable products that have the ability to really enhance lives,…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
French astronaut Pesquet urges next generation to reach for the stars
38-year-old French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is about to blast off for the International Space Station and spend six months at an altitude of 400,000 metres. He will be the tenth French national to venture into space – a childhood dream that has become reality after years of hard work and preparation….
How-To Geek
How to Get Your Streaming Video to Stop Buffering So Darn Much
Before you do anything, run a speed test to see how your internet is performing. Some connections are just too slow to play videos at high quality settings without buffering.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Why Retailers Started Promoting Black Friday Sales So Early This Year
We’re a little more than a week away from Black Friday, the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season. It’s been well-established for close to 100 years: depending on the type of person you are, the day after Thanksgiving is either the best day or worst day to go shopping. On one hand, you…
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Climate Change Might Be Messing Up Volcanoes’ Planet-Cooling Powers
Augustine Volcano, Alaska. Image: U.S. Geological Survey/Wikimedia CommonsWhen a volcano erupts, a massive column of ash and gas will shoot up, sometimes propelling sulfur gasses all the way to Earth’s stratosphere. Gases react there with water to form aerosol particles that can reflect some of the sun’s…
BBC News – World
Europe to launch four sat-nav spacecraft
With an initial service soon to go live, Europe is extending its Galileo satellite-navigation system by putting up another four spacecraft.
SlashGear
Wacom Cintiq Pro hits back at Surface Studio with better pens
Microsoft’s unveiling of the Surface Studio undoubtedly made an impression on Wacom, and maybe not in a good way. Microsoft has clearly been aiming at Wacom’s target audience ever since the Surface Pro tablets, but using N-Trig, a rival technology that Microsoft now owns. Still, Wacom has had a long…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A small piece of DNA with a large effect on leaf shape
Millions of years ago, some plants in the mustard family made the switch from simple leaves to complex leaves through two tiny tweaks to a single gene. One tweak to a small enhancer sequence gave the gene a new domain of expression in the leaf. Paradoxically, the other tweak sub-optimised its function…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New capsule achieves long-term drug delivery
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a new drug capsule that remains in the stomach for up to two weeks after being swallowed, gradually releasing its drug payload. This type of drug delivery could replace inconvenient regimens that require repeated doses, which would help…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Catching more carbon with less sticky solvents
For coal- and natural-gas-fired power plants, scientists want a liquid that captures carbon dioxide. But the water-lean solvents they prefer thicken to the consistency of cold honey the more carbon they catch. Finding better options is laborious and expensive. Each new solvent can take months to create…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA microthrusters achieve success on ESA’s LISA pathfinder
A next-generation technology demonstration mission has just passed a big milestone.
SlashGear
The 5 best power packs for the new MacBook Pro (right now)
The new MacBook Pro has a very cool trick you may not be aware of. In addition to those USB-C ports being the future of connectivity, they can also charge your computer. That means you now have four different ports to charge from! And maybe the best part: you don’t need to plug in. Those ports also accept…
TechCrunch
Markforged announces a cheaper 3D printer that can spit out end-use parts
 In a surprising move 3D printer maker Markforged has announced they are going to release the $3,499 Onyx One, a Carbon Fiber 3D printer for entry-level makers and hobbyists that prints “end-use” parts using carbon-fiber infused materials. The printer uses Onyx, a nylon and micro-carbon fiber material…
WIRED
America’s Top Spy Talks Snowden Leaks and Our Ominous Future
America’s top spy and the future of surveillance. The post America’s Top Spy Talks Snowden Leaks and Our Ominous Future appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
This New iPad App Makes Futuristic 3-D Scans of Your Home
With an iPad, a Structure sensor attachment, and a new app called Canvas, making a 3D model of your home is as easy as taking a 360 panorama shot. The post This New iPad App Makes Futuristic 3-D Scans of Your Home appeared first on WIRED.
Gadget Review
Best Front Load Washing Machine
Best Front Load Washing Machine Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site To find the best front load washing machine, we began by narrowing our list to a set of units that not only operate efficiently with a strong Energy Star rating, but also those that offer the latest automatic features. Plus,…
Digital Trends
Windows users can now take advantage of award-winning Affinity Designer
A week after Serif announced beta testing for the Windows version of Affinity Photo, the company’s Photoshop competitor, it’s bringing the same cross-platform compatibility to its graphic design platform. The toolset for Affinity Designer, the best-selling design app from the Apple store that was named the…
Lifehacker
How to Make It Look Like You’re Home When You’re Traveling
Home burglaries increase around the holidays for obvious reasons: you’re gone, and your house is empty and vulnerable. While you’re away, you want to make sure your home is as secure as possible and part of this means making it look like someone is actually there, even when you’re not.Keep Up With Regular…
Macworld
Awesome tech gifts that cost $25 or less
Affordable tech gifts do exist!Image by Rob SchultzGreat tech gifts don’t have to be expensive. Whether $10 or $100, the best ones improve our lives somehow.With the holidays fast approaching (wasn’t it just summer not too long ago?), we’ve assembled a collection of helpful items under $25 that can slip…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Bright colors by nanotechnology
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A new way to make nanostructured phosphides for efficient water splitting
PCWorld
10 things Google should add to Google Home right away
Google Home feels unfinished, but software updates can fix thatGoogle Home is supposed to integrate the Google Assistant into your life. It does a lot of neat things out of the gate, but Home also feels very unfinished. It needs more features if it’s going to be a useful digital assistant instead of…
Fast Company
Terrorism Is No Game, But Playing This One Could Help In The Fight
A choose-your-own-adventure online game is teaching agents around the world how to fight terrorism and organized crime through social media. A choose-your-own-adventure online game is teaching agents around the world how to fight terrorism and organized crime through social media.Pilots…
TechCrunch
Baidu’s self-driving cars begin public test in Wuzhen, China
 Internet giant Baidu is fast-forwarding its own self-driving car tests with a new public trial of autonomous vehicles, including cars supplied by Chinese automakers BYD, Chery and BAIC. The public tests opened for passengers on Tuesday, and have ferried around 200 people as of today, across a 3.16 km…
Scientific American Content: Global
Female Stress–a Faster, Stronger Response
The male and female responses to stress are biologically different. What does that mean for treating PTSD, depression and other disorders?  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
BBC News – World
Mosul Iraq battle: Bad weather slows advance inside city
Iraqi forces halt their push into IS-held Mosul due to bad weather, one month into their offensive.
BBC News – World
The Iraqi fighters gathering intelligence on IS
Iraqi special forces are gathering valuable intelligence about IS, its foreign fighters and its international network
Coolest Gadgets
iHome Zenergy sleep therapy speaker helps you doze off better
Getting enough rest is one thing — getting quality sleep is another. You might have the most expensive bed in the world, but it is of no use if that bed is unable to help you get some precious shuteye each night as you remain awake, thinking about a million different things in life. iHome knows this,…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Artisan Moss ‘plant paintings’ are maintenance-free alternatives to living walls
Anyone who adores nature most likely regards living green walls as the pinnacle of indoor landscaping, but most of us are less motivated to adhere to the meticulous and required maintenance, excessive watering and elaborate lighting. Thanks to Artisan Moss, now nearly anyone can achieve the same level…
Lifehacker
Keep the Windows 10 Taskbar Visible While Using the On-Screen Keyboard
If you use Windows 10 on a touchscreen-enabled device like the Surface, you might notice that the on-screen keyboard covers up the taskbar when it’s in use. Here’s how to show both at the same time.Read more…
Latest news
Open source in government IT: It is about savings but that’s not the whole story
The mood in governments around the world has swung behind open source and open standards, but the shift is not being driven by cost cutting alone.
Latest news
From Facebook to curing all disease: The $600m Biohub backed by Mark Zuckerberg
The philanthropic organisation set up by the Facebook CEO and his wife, paediatric doctor Priscilla Chan, is investing $600m in researching big biomedical questions.
Macworld
Heads up: Apple is smart to pursue augmented reality
Over the last few years, development of and interest in the virtual reality arena has truly begun heating up, but the same can’t yet be said for its close cousin, augmented reality. The most prominent product in the category to date was the much-maligned—perhaps rightly so—Google Glass, which never really…
Brain Pickings
Multivocality, Polyphony, Gumbo Yaya: Elizabeth Alexander, Barack Obama’s Inaugural Poet, on the Power of Poetry in Moments of Powerlessness
“We just have to really, really, really dust ourselves off and do our work. That’s all there is to it — love each other, do your work.” Four days after the 2016 election, I teamed up with the Academy of American Poets for an emergency pop-up reading of poetry we called Verses for Hope. We invited beloved…
The Awesomer
Cereal Milk Taste Challenge
LinkA sommelier, a pastry chef, and just some guy from Bon Appétit do a blind taste test on the milk left over from 25 different cereals to evaluate them for taste, and to see if they can identify them. Froot Loops milk is our fave. More Awesome Stuff: The First Michelin-starred Food StallCooking…
Mashable
Watch this eye-popping visualization of how we shop online for Black Friday
When the time comes for Black Friday shopping, there are two schools of thought.  School A is the classic approach: camping out in a line for hours and joining the mad rush to the doors for the battle to claim the best in-house deals of the season the moment the store opens.   School B is more modern…
Scientific American Content: Global
Mental Illness in a Test Tube
As psychiatric disorders become attributable to specific, testable causes, will psychiatry become obsolete? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
How-To Geek
How to Take Good Sunset Photos
Everyone, at some point, tries to take a photo of a spectacular sunset. But if your camera isn’t quite capturing the magic the way you see it in real life, here are a few tricks to keep in mind.Click Here to Continue Reading
Physics News
Image: Commercially available atom interferometer
Physics News
Quantum dot LEDs that can produce entangled photons
Quantum computing is heralded as the next revolution in terms of global computing. Google, Intel and IBM are just some of the big names investing millions currently in the field of quantum computing …
Man of Many
Five Vid Friday #35 – Sandwich Porn, Drake, Curry, Chapelle & Blaine Magic & More
Happy “Five Vid Friday“! Once again it has come to that time of week where we round up five of the best video clips we’ve found online this week. Close that spreadsheet, minimise that word document and sink your teeth into something a bit more entertaining. Enjoy. You’ll also like: Five Vid Friday #34…
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25 African Countries Vow to Protect the Environment From Tourism
Resorts and safaris are pleasing to the tourist eye, but they can be a big drain on the environment.Last week, 25 African nations signed an agreement to promote sustainable tourism last week at the COP 22 conference in Marrakesh, Morocco. The list also included Kenya, Seychelles’, the Republic of Congo,…
ArchDaily
20 Details of Stunning Small-Scale Structures
Throughout history, simple structures have constituted one of the most common forms of human expression. Small-scale housing, shelters, and viewpoints have been shaped by myriad materials that effectively created – depending on the techniques used – different forms of response to the same…
Computerworld
University’s IT outsourcing could trigger discrimination lawsuit
A group of laid-off IT workers at the University of California, San Francisco, may resort to filing a lawsuit against the school, accusing it of discrimination by outsourcing their jobs to an all Indian staff. It’s a legal tactic that U.S. IT workers are increasingly considering to try and block employers…
Mashable
This is the chip that will power every premium Android phone in 2017
Get ready to hear this one phone spec over and over again in 2017 because it’ll tell you if your next Android phone is the best or not. Qualcomm, maker of the chips (technically systems-on-chips, or SoCs) that power most of the world’s Android phones, has just announced its next flagship chip, the Snapdragon…
Lifehacker
B.S. Detector Lets You Know When You’re Reading a Fake News Source
Chrome: Facebook has a very real fake news problem. To help combat this, B.S. Detector will show a little red warning when you’re about to click a link that comes from a questionable, “satirical” or fake news source.Read more…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Student fascinated with comets devises a strategy for defending earth from potential impact
Growing up in the California desert, Qicheng Zhang developed an early appreciation for stars and the universal expanse beyond the sky. But his biggest space curiosity by far was with comets, those celestial bodies of ice, gas and dust, leftovers from the long-ago formation of stars and planets.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The impact of course titles on student enrollment
In October of 1955, Ford marketing executive Robert Young recruited modernist poet Marianne Moore to name the company’s new car. Although the marketing department had already created a list of 300 candidates, Young confessed to Moore that they were “characterized by an embarrassing pedestrianism.” Perhaps…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How social media impacts consumer spending
For businesses using social media, posts with high engagement have the greatest impact on customer spending, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New material inhibits bacteria without penicillin
The mesoporous material Upsalite is shown to inhibit growth of bacteria associated with acne and hospital acquired infections. In a study published in ACS Omega, researchers at Uppsala University have shown that the mesoporous magnesium carbonate Upsalite exerts strong bacteriostatic effect on Staphylococcus…
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Study examines challenges facing refugee artisans displaced by civil war in Syria
The impact of forced displacement on Syria’s traditional crafts and cultural heritage, and the people directly involved in it, is to be analysed in a new research project.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New research reveals why VET pays off
Students who complete vocational education and training (VET) courses have better job prospects and can earn up to 25 percent more than those who leave school early and don’t have a higher qualification, according to new research conducted by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic Research at the…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Small alpine insects are big messengers of climate change
Two rare alpine insects—native to the northern Rocky Mountains and dependent on cold waters of glacier and snowmelt-fed alpine streams—are imperiled due to climate warming-induced glacier and snow loss according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Push to recognise Australia’s hidden young carers keeping kids out of foster care
University of Melbourne researchers are pushing for recognition of young ‘kinship carers’—a hidden group aged 30 and under caring for family members or friends aged under 18, sacrificing their own careers, education and wellbeing.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Storing more carbon in western Cascades forests could benefit some wildlife species, not others
Forest management policies that aim to store more carbon in the Pacific Northwest may benefit some wildlife species more than others.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Protein feed and bioplastic from farm biogas
VTT has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. This emission-reducing solution is based on the ability of methanotrophic bacteria to grow on methane in gas fermentors.
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Small earthquakes could help warn of the next big quake in Australia
Australians rely on government organisations to protect us from and advise us of natural dangers that are reasonably foreseeable.
The Wirecutter
Dear Wirecutter: Can a Rugged Android Tablet Function as a Motorcycle’s GPS Unit?
Q: I’m looking for advice regarding a run-of-the-mill, rugged Android-based tablet. The goal is to eventually attach this tablet to my dual-sport motorcycle and use it as a stand-alone GPS device, but I’d like to avoid an expensive, purpose-built, military-grade rugged tablet. I’m looking for overall…
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Chrysler’s plug-in hybrid minivan comes in at $35k, after tax breaks
Not quite the $29k some had rumored, but it still sounds like it could be a popular choice.
The Manual
The Cambium Might Very Well Be the Last Bike Saddle You Ever Buy
Brooks is a household name among bike enthusiasts, and the latest in the Cambium series is a waterproof testament to the company’s seasoned engineering. The post The Cambium Might Very Well Be the Last Bike Saddle You Ever Buy appeared first on The Manual.
TechSpot
EA: we develop games for high-end PCs, then port them to consoles
Among a sea of horrendous PC ports this year, EA’s games stand out for their relative quality on PC. Battlefield 1, for example, delivers outstanding visual quality but runs surprisingly well across a range of PC hardware.
Reason.com Full Feed
Trump’s Planned Infrastructure Spending Spree: New at Reason
Boosting federal investment in infrastructure has never had so many enthusiasts. During the presidential campaign, it was the rare chorus that Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders could all join in singing. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she’s eager to work with Trump on it….
Reason.com Full Feed
7 Lame Arguments Against Letting Denver Businesses Welcome Cannabis Consumers
Rachel O’Bryan was campaign manager for Protect Denver’s Atmosphere, which opposed Initiative 300, the local ballot measure that will allow specially licensed businesses in that city to create consumption areas for customers who bring their own cannabis. In a recent interview with Westword, O’Bryan…
Mobile Magazine
Dubai Is Deploying A ‘Drone Hunter’ To Keep Its Airport Safe
Drones have been used for a variety of tasks ranging from aerial photography, surveying, patrolling, property security, supply drops, to missile firing. Finally, a situation has come that now uses drones to hunt drones. Call this the drone-hunting drone. Dubai Airport has been having problems with drones…
Mobile Magazine
Gryphon Is A Smart Router Designed To Protect Your Home Against Cyber Attacks
Big companies and banks aren’t the only ones being hit by hackers around the world. Home computer users are also targeted by hackers for the precious information to get into bank accounts and other cash-related data. Now, a startup company has found a way to protect homes from getting hacked. The new…
Mobile Magazine
This Lamp Is The Lightest And Will Levitate While Lighting Your Day And Moods
This is a lamp that will have magician-wanna-be Harry Potters’ breaking out their wands. The lamp will light up a room, can change color and illumination that suits your mood, and will hover in the air, yes, levitate and still be lighting up. Perhaps this may be the decade that will end lamps with boring…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Escape A 3D Death Star In This New ‘Star Wars’ Clue Game
Hasbro recently unveiled a Star Wars-inspired version of their popular board game Clue, but with a big twist. Instead of the old school murder mystery theme, players of Clue: Star Wars Edition have to figure out how to escape the Death Star. It’s the Clue game transported to the world of Star Wars….
SlashGear
AKiTiO Node external graphics enclosure upgrades notebooks, AIOs, or SFF PCs
AKiTiO has rolled out a new external graphics enclosure that is designed for users of AIO, notebook, and SFF computer systems who want a graphics upgrade. The device is called Node and it connects to your computer or other device via a Thunderbolt 3 port and inside the Node enclosure is a discrete graphics…
Newswise: SciNews
Photosynthesis: Gathering Sunshine with the World’s Smallest Antennas
Scientists are working to better understand the photosynthetic antenna complexes that capture sunlight for plants, algae and bacteria to use.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Endangered orcas under threat from bitumen pipeline planned for Vancouver port
The killer whale is an immense powerful creature. But is it any match for the juggernaut that is Big Oil. That’s the battle facing a group of killer whales that live off the coast of Vancouver, Canada – where Kinder Morgan (of Keystone XL fame) is planning to build the $5 billion US Trans Mountain Expansion…
FiveThirtyEight
Big Farms Are Getting Bigger And Most Small Farms Aren’t Really Farms At All
If Kansas had an official state billboard, it might be a squat, square sign featuring a cornucopia of a paper grocery bag and the words “1 Kansas Farmer Feeds 128 People + You.” First erected in 1978, these signs make a simple and direct point: Every farmer who works the land produces the meals of many…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 0 visitsNumber of times Bob Dylan will go to Stockholm, Sweden, in December to accept the Nobel Prize. The Svenska Akademien (Swedish Academy) knew what they signed up for when they picked Dylan as a winner. But…
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Sand’s End
Past the towers of downtown Miami and over Biscayne Bay sits the city of Miami Beach. Perched on the tip of a narrow barrier island, Miami Beach is a resort community of just under 100,000 people, though its population swells with a steady stream of tourists. Through the wall of hotels that line its…
Geek.com
Scientists Have Discovered World’s Most Adorable (and tiny) Salamanders
It’s official. We’ve found the cutest things ever. Earlier this week, researchers named three new salamanders as the smallest four-legged creatures known to science. They can easily fit on a dime, and that’s […]
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A major phone may have a foldable display next year
Smartphone display manufacturer, Japan Display, has created a prototype for a phone that’s able to fold open and close like a book. The display is comprised of two LCD panels, hinged together with a gap of less than 2 millimeters between them. When the smartphone is unfolded, the screens can be used…
WIRED
Review: HyperChiller
Given today’s overheated political climate, no one will judge you for drinking your coffee on ice. The post Review: HyperChiller appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
You Can’t Just Link Batteries Willy Nilly and Expect Everything to Be OK
When you connect a standard battery to a low resistance, the battery voltage drops. Here is a battery model that accounts for the voltage drop. The post You Can’t Just Link Batteries Willy Nilly and Expect Everything to Be OK appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Blast Off With the Amateur Rocketeers of the Mojave Desert
They don’t call it the “Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships” event for nothing. The post Blast Off With the Amateur Rocketeers of the Mojave Desert appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Self-Flying Choppers Fight Wildfires So Humans Don’t Have To
Two helicopters, with help from two drones, join forces to fight fires and save lives. The post Self-Flying Choppers Fight Wildfires So Humans Don’t Have To appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Giant Corporations Are Hoarding the World’s AI Talent
GE just acquired thirty machine learning specialists. How can a startup compete—even if the all the top AI talent doesn’t move to Canada? The post Giant Corporations Are Hoarding the World’s AI Talent appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Every Single Name on This Entrancing Map Is a Music Reference
The designers behind the “Alternative Love Blueprint” are back with a map of the world. Only this map uses song titles instead of place names. The post Every Single Name on This Entrancing Map Is a Music Reference appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Watch Three Astronauts Launch to the International Space Station
A cosmonaut, an astronaut, and a … euronaut step into a space capsule. The post Watch Three Astronauts Launch to the International Space Station appeared first on WIRED.
CNET News.com
Twitter bans high-profile users with alt-right ties – CNET
The social media network recently said it would crack down on online abuse, and white nationalists who spread hatred are on its list.
CNET News.com
Amos Abrams Dreams of VR Tenure – CNET
Amos Abrams finally got his chance to teach a lit class — in a virtual-reality game. Were those students really just spam bots?
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
US housing segregation is persisting even as poverty declines
(credit: urbanfeel) Racial inequality in the US is perpetuated in part by continued neighborhood segregation. Historically, people of color have been more likely to live in high-poverty neighborhoods, with limited access to education, healthcare, and professional opportunities. A recent study published…
Gizmodo
Engineer in New Jersey Train Crash May Have Had a Sleep Disorder 
Thomas Gallager, the engineer of the train that crashed into the Hoboken, station in New Jersey in September had a severe case of undiagnosed sleep apnea, according to his lawyer. Read more…
Gizmodo
The Best Free Alternatives to Expensive Software
If you’re paying for premium software, chances are there’s a free alternative out there you could use instead, with features just as good as the ones you’ve become accustomed to. Whether you fancy a change from your usual application-of-choice, or you’re just on a tight budget, these are the free software…
Macworld
How to install an app in macOS Sierra that’s not signed by a developer
Howard Robertson can’t get a piece of software he uses to run in macOS Sierra: The guys who make the program are not recognized developers for Mac. However, I have used this app for years (it’s required for work). How can I install it with the new restrictions on installing apps in Sierra? The…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Solar smart window could offer privacy and light control on demand (w/video)
Phys.org: Physics News
Manipulating quantum order
Cool a material to sufficiently low temperatures and it will seek some form of collective order. Add quantum mechanics or confine the geometry and the states of matter that emerge can be exotic, including electrons whose spins arrange themselves in spirals, pinwheels, or crystals.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
French astronaut makes headlines as country’s first spaceman in eight years
Thomas Pesquet has grabbed wide media attention in France ahead of his journey to the International Space Station, the first mission for a French astronaut in almost a decade.
Lifehacker
If You Struggle With Work Ethic, Start Building It Around Your Passion
Having a good work ethic means more than just showing up and putting in the minimum necessary. If you have a hard time getting in the mindset of a dedicated worker, start by building work around your passion.As business site Entrepreneur points out, most people don’t have a hard time working hard for…
TechCrunch
Meet the new Nom, a food lover’s photo sharing dream
 People will never stop talking about what’s for dinner on the internet. The massive reach and engagement of new media properties like Tastemade, which offers short video cooking lessons, or BuzzFeed’s Tasty channel are proof the trend is still going strong in the U.S. So perhaps it’s no surprise to…
SlashGear
Line Dock USB-C notebook charging device packs power and storage
Notebook users with machines that have a USB-C port that need more power for life on the road might want to pay attention to the Line Dock. This device claims to be the first USB-C device in the world that integrates a battery to keep your notebook running longer, connectivity, active cooling, and an…
The Gadget Flow
Mstick Portable LED Light
Light up the night wherever you go with the Mstick Portable LED Light. Controlled by your smartphone using Bluetooth, this powerfully bright device can be attached to your bike for safety, paired with audio to become a sound visualizer, or even produce an air display of words and emoji at a festival….
The Gadget Flow
Actofit – The Perfect Workout Wearable
Actofit is one of the world’s first fitness tracker that automates comprehensive workout tracking and provides an actionable insight on your workout regime. By using machine learning algorithms, Actofit goes deeper into advanced motion tracking to identify 75+ exercises, count reps, evaluate form, measure…
The Gadget Flow
Grenade Grips Dumbbell Grips
Get ready to explode with muscle when you use the Grenade Grips Dumbbell Grips. Designed to fasten onto the dumbbell or barbell and turn them into fat bars, these grips put to use more muscle groups in your body which mean you’ll grow more muscle with every use. Easy to use and install, the Grenade Grips…
The Gadget Flow
Airocide Advanced Air Purifier
Take a deep breath of fresh air with the Airocide Advanced Air Purifier. Complete with a powerful filter that only needs to be changed once a year, this system is timelessly beautiful to fit in with any décor in any room of your home or office. Producing ultra fresh, crisp, and clean air, the Airocide…
Slashdot
Antivirus Tools Are a Useless Box-Ticking Exercise, Says Google Security Engineer
Google senior security engineer Darren Bilby has asked fellow hackers to expend less effort on tools like antivirus and intrusion detection and instead focus on more meaningful defenses such as whitelisting applications. From a report on The Register:The incident responder from Google’s Sydney office,…
The Gadget Flow
Jive TWS Earbuds – Pure Wire-Less Audio
With the Jive TWS design, you will find a pair of amazingly lightweight, super portable wire-free earbuds that are perfect for packing along and using for your day to day life activities. You can easily share your music by giving an earbud to a partner or friend to enjoy your audio together with the…
The Gadget Flow
Takkon TK-500 – The Solution To Snoring
The new device TK-500 does not remove the snoring; it removes its annoying noise. Due to the fact that snoring could be a delicate problem, which requires a medical intervention, it is convenient for the snorer to gather information and to visit a doctor in order to dismiss any kind of sleep apnea, since…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
PanoMoments bring movement to 360-degree photos
PanoMoments are 360-degree images which sit somewhere between ‘traditional’ 360-degree photos and videos by capturing still images across a snippet of time. A Kickstarter campaign is currently underway to create a platform for these immersive images, which can consist of hundreds of photos…
Scientific American Content: Global
When Lions Abound, Hyenas Pick a New Menu
Crushing jaws make spotted hyenas incredibly versatile carnivores — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gizmodo
Life Would Be So Much Better If Drone-Powered Hammocks Were Real
There’s a lot going on in the world to be stressed about, but everything would be a lot easier to deal with if you could spend every waking minute of your life lounging in a relaxing hammock. It’s kind of a preposterous idea, until you remember that drone technology is pretty decent now.Read more…
How-To Geek
How to Pin Folders to the Windows Taskbar
Windows doesn’t allow you to pin folders directly to the taskbar. There is an easy workaround, though. All you have to do is create a new shortcut to a folder and then pin that shortcut to the taskbar.Click Here to Continue Reading
Lifehacker
Developing a Strong Grip Is One Secret to Getting Stronger Overall
Grip strength is an often overlooked and underappreciated aspect of strength training. After all, you use your grip for things like picking up and holding weights to supporting your bodyweight. If you can’t grip, you’ll have a hard time lifting, even if your other muscles are up for the task.It’s not…
io9
Teasing Details About the New Cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII
Sam Raimi has a troubling update on the Last of Us movie. Paul Verhoeven shares his thoughts on the Starship Troopers remake. Logan gives another teasing look at its villain. Plus, Dwayne Johnson discusses the slightly smaller Dwayne Johnson on his arm for Moana, a new trailer for The Man in the High…
Slashdot
Google Security Engineer Urges Hackers To Focus Less on Anti-Virus and Intrusion Products
Google senior security engineer Darren Bilby has asked fellow hackers to expend less effort on tools like antivirus and intrusion detection and instead focus on more meaningful defenses such as whitelisting applications. From a report on The Register:The incident responder from Google’s Sydney office,…
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Chrysler’s hybrid minivan electrifies grocery getting
The hybrid market is dominated by sedans and compacts. Well, unless you can afford a luxury SUV like the Tesla Model X or Audi Q5 hybrid. For big families that want to lower their carbon footprint or just save a few bucks on gas, Chrysler has your ba…
Reason.com Full Feed
New Jersey May Ban Cat Declawing, EEOC Filed 40 Percent Fewer Cases, Return of the ‘Liberaltarian’?: A.M. Links
Donald Trump says he’ll require anyone who works on his transition team or in the coming Trump administration to agree not to work in lobbying for at least five years after leaving the government. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed almost 40 percent fewer cases in fiscal year 2016 (which…
BBC News – World
What do the losers do next?
Tips Hillary Clinton might take from other candidates who lost a US presidential election.
BBC News – World
Lift-off for Galileo satellite quartet
With an initial service soon to go live, Europe is extending its Galileo satellite-navigation system by putting up another four spacecraft.
BBC News – World
Trump election: The other Mike Pence
Twitter’s Mike Pence may not be the actual future US vice-president but he’s famous online anyway.
BBC News – World
‘Russiano’ coffee joke sparks online humour
Americano coffee “not politically correct”, Russian prime minister jokes.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Manipulation of the characteristics of magnetic materials
Magnets are not everywhere equally magnetized, but automatically split up into smaller areas, so-called magnetic domains. The walls between the domains are of particular importance: they determine the magnetic properties of the material. A research team of material scientists from Kiel University is…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Six reasons why NOAA’s GOES-R satellite matters
NOAA’s GOES-R weather satellite will soon be launched into space— becoming our nation’s most advanced geostationary satellite to date. So what does that mean for you? Here are six reasons to be excited about GOES-R!
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tesla, SolarCity shareholders prepare to vote on merger
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will learn Thursday if shareholders support his plan to merge with SolarCity Corp. after a lengthy debate over the merits of the deal.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The future of moon mining
Ever since we began sending crewed missions to the moon, people have been dreaming of the day when we might one day colonize it. Just imagine, a settlement on the lunar surface, where everyone constantly feels only about 15% as heavy as they do here on Earth. And in their spare time, the colonists get…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Image: Sentinel sees Rhine-Main area south of the city of Frankfurt
This image was taken by the Sentinel-2A satellite on 29 August 2015. It spotlights the Rhine-Main area south of the city of Frankfurt, one of Europe’s leading business, transport and innovation hubs.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers use ‘comminution dating’ to better understand Antarctica’s geological and climatic history
Although scientists have been studying Antarctica for many years, most research has focused on the conditions of Antarctica as they currently are. Based on this information, scientists have been able to make predictions on both what caused these conditions and how they are likely evolve in the future….
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study challenges conventional wisdom about end-of-pipe waste treatment
End-of-pipe (EOP) treatment is any system that processes waste before discharging it to the environment, including waste burning, recycling and chemical treatment. Received wisdom is that introducing EOP treatment in a production process has two downsides: It diminishes workers’ awareness of waste and…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Glow-in-the-dark dye could fuel liquid-based batteries
Could a glow-in-the-dark dye be the next advancement in energy storage technology?
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Parents and parenting influence childhood cognition – but public policy can help
In a study of factors that influence childhood cognition in the United States and Great Britain, researchers from North Carolina State University and California State University, Northridge find that the role of parents is more important than far-reaching public policies – but that public policies can…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Dung beetles found to reduce survival of livestock parasites
Scientists from the University of Bristol have found that dung beetles can help farmers by reducing the development and survival of parasites in cowpats that cause serious illness in cattle during the summer months.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Local grid solution for global energy transition
What will intelligent, decentralized energy management look like in the future? Using its own Micro Smart Grid and control systems developed in-house, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO is exploring how to efficiently coordinate energy producers, storage systems, and consumers as…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Some genetic disorders may be caused by defects we couldn’t detect
Enlarge / Major genetic defects are often identified by looking for oddities in the chromosome pairs. (credit: National Cancer Institute) You have two copies of each chromosome, one from your mom and one from your dad. And your parents’ two copies get scrambled together before they get passed on…
Fast Company
New Data On How Race Shapes Women’s Workplace Experiences May Surprise You
After Trump’s surprise win among white women, Fairygodboss finds that that isn’t the cohort reporting the most job satisfaction. After Trump’s surprise win among white women, Fairygodboss finds that that isn’t the cohort reporting the most job satisfaction.One statistic that’s…
Fast Company
How Two Former YouTubers Want To Help You Discover Your Next Meal
Nom, a new smartphone app, displays photos and how-to videos from professional and amateur chefs around the world. Nom, a new smartphone app, displays photos and how-to videos from professional and amateur chefs around the world.Just in time for Thanksgiving, a new app launching…
The Verge – All Posts
This surreal game makes mundane places magical
Carl Burton’s art has been featured in a lot of places. He’s done illustration work for The New York Times and the podcast Serial, and animated several of his own short films. And it’s his animated GIFs in particular that you’re probably familiar with: dreamy, stark, and oddly beautiful. Now he’s turned…
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Perfecting your digital assistant
The Verge 2021 In celebration of our 5th anniversary, this month we’re publishing a series of interviews with innovative leaders about what the next five years hold. To read more about this series, read our editor Nilay Patel’s introduction here. Aaron Levie spends more time thinking about the…
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I hung out with my past self in virtual reality
I met the crew from AltspaceVR inside a virtual space station. We chatted briefly, moving around the room, playing with some glow sticks that had been left out for our entertainment. Then I moved off to the side, and watched as my avatar reappeared at our starting location. I could hear myself talking,…
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NASA astronaut launching today will be the first woman to command the ISS twice
This afternoon, three astronauts will launch to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz rocket, bringing the total number of crew aboard the ISS back to six. The new arrivals are an international group, including NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and French astronaut…
Newswise: SciNews
Snake Black Market Poses Risk to Humans and Wildlife
The illegal reptile trade, including venomous snakes, could put wildlife, the environment and human lives at risk, a new study has found.
Newswise: SciNews
Which Genes Are Crucial for the Energy Metabolism of Archaea?
Microorganisms like bacteria and archaea play an indispensable ecological role in the global geochemical cycles. A research team led by ERC prizewinner Christa Schleper from the Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology at the University of Vienna succeeded in isolating the first ammonia-oxidizing…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Noordung launches stunning electric bike for cyclists who really, really love music
Urban cyclists will soon have a new option for tooling around town with their tunes, thanks to Slovenian cycling manufacturer Noordung. The company will produce just 15 of the unique electric bike dubbed the Angel Edition, which fuse an appreciation for music with a form of transportation still growing…
Design Milk
The Minimal Instrmnt 02 Watch by Instrmnt
Instrmnt 02 Watch is a minimal watch created by Glasgow-based company Instrmnt. Instrmnt launched their highly anticipated 02 series watch with a short film produced by Raspberry & Jam. The film focuses on movement; from the newly engineered Swiss mechanics that power the latest watch…
VentureBeat
Nimble Named Sales Intelligence Market Leader and #1 in Customer Satisfaction by G2 Crowd
PRESS RELEASE: Named Market Leader in Sales Intelligence and CRM Three Years in a Row SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 17, 2016– Nimble, the pioneer of Social Sales and Marketing CRM, has been named Sales Intelligence Market Leader and #1 in overall Customer…
VentureBeat
Take a tour by drone through Samsung’s futuristic new North American HQ in Silicon Valley
As Silicon Valley companies have recently been bitten by the architectural bug, the region has seen a range of ambitious new headquarters being proposed or built by some of its biggest names. One of the more intriguing examples is Samsung’s new North American headquarters, which is now open in North…
VentureBeat
MVNO FreedomPop takes on eBay with the launch of FreedomShop, an online store for refurbished smartphones
FreedomPop, the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that offers SIM cards with completely free basic mobile service plans, is expanding the scope of its service today with the launch of an online store for refurbished smartphones. Founded in 2012, Los Angeles-based FreedomPop has so far built its…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
‘Kong: Skull Island’ Trailer: King Kong Is Back
The legendary King Kong is back in Kong: Skull Island. Once again, Samuel L. Jackson is on an island that he really, really should not be on—only this time he’s accompanied by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly with a crazy ass beard. You’ll also notice that director Jordan…
WIRED
“Breakthrough Listen” SETI Project Could Miss ET’s Phone Call
A $100 million SETI effort may not be able to verify an intelligent extraterrestrial signal if it catches one. The post “Breakthrough Listen” SETI Project Could Miss ET’s Phone Call appeared first on WIRED.
Digital Trends
Sex or cybersecurity? Nearly four in 10 say they’d rather be secure
If given the choice between cybersecurity and sexual satisfaction, nearly 40 percent of Americans say they’d make a rather surprising choice. They’d rather give up sex for a year than live in fear of getting hacked. According to a new survey of 2,000 American adults conducted by password management…
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…
Latest news
Gyration Air Mouse Voice, First Take: Multi-function mouse gets voice-activated presentation effects
Gyration’s presenter-friendly Air Mouse range adds voice commands to its impressive feature set.
Latest news
Citrix updates ShareFile to streamline document workflows
Other new features to ShareFile include built-in feedback and approval tools, and a redesigned web-based dashboard and interface.
Latest news
Is Google Cloud Machine Learning enterprise-ready?
Google’s announcement of refreshes to its cloud machine learning service provides a good midcourse indicator of just how ready Google Cloud services are for the enterprise, not to mention, machine learning in general.
Latest news
Windows 10 tip: Protect removable storage devices with BitLocker encryption
Do you use a USB flash drive, MicroSD card, or portable hard drive to keep backups of important files? Protect yourself by encrypting removable storage devices so your files can’t be accessed if the drive is lost or stolen.
Latest news
Google Translate: ‘This landmark update is our biggest single leap in 10 years’
Google Translate should make far fewer errors thanks to Google’s new neural machine-translation technology, which is now rolling out to eight languages.
Scientific American Content: Global
The Ridiculous Nasal Anatomy of Giant Horned Dinosaurs
Giant horned dinosaurs had very special nostrils… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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CRTC to Big Telecoms: ‘Abuses of Power in the System Will Not Go Unchecked’
Jean-Pierre Blais, chairman of Canada’s federal telecom regulator, had some strong words for the country’s biggest companies in a speech he gave at a national telecom conference in Ottawa on Wednesday: stop “grumbling,” and start serving Canadians better.Recent decisions by the Canadian Radio-television…
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How Will Trump Deal with FOIA?
President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on the idea that the media is incompetent, biased, and vindictive. He was also the first candidate in modern US history to refuse to release his tax returns. Taken together, the inbound Trump administration doesn’t look like it’s going to be particularly forthcoming…
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You Can’t Be In Two Places At Once, But Your Hologram Can
Now you can be in two places at once—sort of. Holoportation allows people to virtually teleport from one place to another in real time, while interacting with people around the hologram as if they were both actually present. The only thing you can’t do with a hologram is highfive them.In this YouTube…
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This 230-Page Pentagon Document Describes How America Attacks Its Enemies
A newly disclosed Pentagon manual on the correct procedures for target acquisition by the Department of Defense and the military shines a light on how the United States goes about fighting its enemies in both physical and digital realms.Spotted by Federation of American Scientists ‘Secrecy News’ author…
Gizmodo
Microsoft’s New App Lets Colorblind People See What They’re Missing
Microsoft has a nifty new app that can help colorblind people see exactly what they’re missing out on. Called Color Binoculars, the app makes use of the phone’s camera to adjust colors in such a way that a colorblind person can see whatever’s in the frame in the same way a non-colorblind person would….
Cool Material
The 12 Best Gifts for the Guy Who Likes to Stay in Shape
Fitness and the holidays don’t really jive. You’d have to run from coast to coast to burn off all those cookies, cocktails, and honey-baked hams you’re about to consume. So, for the guy who likes to stay fit, this time of year is when they kick it into overdrive. That means a well-thought-out men’s gift…
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Tesla ‘Easter Egg’ Makes the World’s Fastest Car Even Faster
The world’s fastest-accelerating car is about to get even faster. Tesla’s high-end Model S will soon be able to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 2.4 seconds, following a software enhancement next month that shaves off a 10th of a second. That’s a new threshold that distinguishes it from any…
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KGI: Apple planning one 5.2-inch OLED iPhone 8 with major redesign + 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch LCD models
The latest report from KGI suggests Apple will breakaway from the existing two phone strategy next year with another high-end tier. The report says Apple is planning one new iPhone, dubbed iPhone 8, with major chassis redesigns and component upgrades featuring an OLED screen about 5.2-inches in size….
HolyCool.net
Quotidian Pen – The World’s First Magnetic Propulsion Pen
The Quotidian Pen is a minimalist ballpoint pen that features the world’s first magnetic propulsion mechanism, which will change the way you see, use and fidget with a pen forever. The entire experience of the Quotidian Pen is brim-filled with surprises and is sure to fascinate. So how does it work?…
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Read These Family Members of Current Inmates Urging Obama to Expand Clemency
In the final year of his presidency, Obama began commuting the sentences of hundreds of federal inmates at a time, most of them serving mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug crimes. However, the election of Donald Trump has left criminal justice activists and family members of inmates with…
Science | Smithsonian
Why Do Insects Hate the Smell of Peppermint?
The stick bug primarily depends on its camouflage to avoid predators. But when enemies get too close, this insect deploys peppermint as a last resort
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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
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Fold Up Placemat Lunchbox
Avoid messes at lunchtime by packing your little one’s meals inside this fold up placemat lunchbox. This machine washable flexible neoprene lunchbox instantly transforms from a compact pack into a hygienic and spacious placemat with the pull of a zipper. Check it out $19.95
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Carry-On Pull-Out Stroller Luggage
Traveling through busy airports with your little bundle of joy is now a whole lot more convenient with this carry-on pull-out stroller luggage. Apart from ample storage, it offers a comfy pull-out stroller, USB charging ports, and a handy portable changing mat. Check it out $380.00
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Skeeball Putt Putt Board
Put your golfing and arcade skills to the ultimate test by going for the high score on this skeeball putt putt board. It’s handmade from Baltic birch wood and outfitted with a double layer of UV resistant nylon turf that makes it ideal for outdoor use. Check it out $499.00
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Adventure Time BMO Bath Mat
Make bath-time more enjoyable for the kiddies using this vibrant Adventure Time BMO bath mat. It features an ultra soft and fluffy nylon surface that is decorated to look just like Finn and Jake’s loyal and kindhearted friend/roommate/appliance. Check it out $65.00
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Indoor Kid’s Playground
Help your little acrobats develop healthy habits from early on by letting them loose on this indoor kid’s playground. It sets up easily, features a sturdy structure, and comes with everything from a cool climbing rope to monkey bars and a ladder. Check it out $939.00
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Real Fire Tornado Lamp
Instantly create a magical nighttime atmosphere using this real fire tornado lamp. This unique lighting fixture combines nature and modern technology to produce a stunning visual display as the small but majestic fire twister dances gracefully inside the metallic cylinder. Check it out $69.00
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The Universal Coat Heater
Stay warm without having to wear layers upon layers by using this universal coat heater. This battery operated heater fits discreetly inside any coat and is designed with four different heat settings so you can always remain at the ideal temperature. Check it out $89.95
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Sparkr Plasma Lighter And Flashlight
Get a roaring fire going with minimal effort by bringing along the Sparkr plasma lighter and flashlight on your next camping trip. One end of this compact gadget features a windproof electric plasma lighter while the other end contains a 150 lumen flashlight and lantern. Check it out $80.00
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Hands-Free Dog Poop Collector
Avoid soiling your hands with Fido’s doo-doo by attaching this hands-free poop collector to your dog’s tail. It conveniently hangs right over your doggy’s business end so that his poop falls directly into the small bag for quick and easy cleanup. Check it out $35.00
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Epic Bob Ross Painting
Pay homage to one of the twenty-first century’s greatest landscape artists by hanging this epic Bob Ross painting in your humble abode. This oil painting depicts the legendary artist and his iconic afro standing gallantly in front of a scenic mountain landscape. Check it out $6.00
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Robotic Hatching Animal Eggs
Win parent of the year by surprising your kid with their very own robotic hatching animal egg. Once their adorable little critter hatches, your kid will be able to listen to its heartbeat and even teach it how to walk, talk, dance, and play games. Check it out $129.95
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Apollo 11 Bovarro Automatic Watch
Commemorate one of mankind’s most significant achievements with this Apollo 11 Bovarro automatic watch. Inspired by the 1969 moon landing, this Swiss made timepiece is available in 42 and 46 mm models with either a stainless steel or 18K gold case. Check it out $599.00
Architecture Lab
VR Is Totally Changing How Architects Dream Up Buildings
This year, the commercial release of powerful, PC-driven headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive pushed consumer virtual reality to an inflection point The post VR Is Totally Changing How Architects Dream Up Buildings appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Lifehacker
The Correct Way to Temp and Rest Your Turkey
If you’ve never cooked a whole turkey before, the process may seem intimidating. An undercooked bird is a health hazard, but dry meat is just plain sad. To get juicy, delicious meat, you need to know the best way to take the bird’s temperature and rest it appropriately.The above video from America’s…
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FanVision Legend handheld is gearhead’s dream
If you’re headed to the track to witness a professional race, you’re missing out by not using FanVision. Going forward, the same could said each time you yourself head to the track. Launching today on Kickstarter is the FanVision Legend, a vastly improved and multifaceted version of the original handheld…
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3 things you should teach your kids about money
Even kids can and should learn how to manage their money wisely.
Curbed National
Roadmap for National Women’s History Museum outlined in new Congressional report
Panel recommends creating a new Smithsonian museum on or near National Mall A congressional committee studying the creation of a national women’s history museum in Washington, D.C. released its final report yesterday, a crucial roadmap in building a permanent institution in our capitol celebrating the…
BBC News – World
Trump election: Obama meets Merkel on farewell visit to Germany
Outgoing US President Barack Obama meets close ally Angela Merkel on a farewell visit to Germany.
TechCrunch
Uber’s new restaurant guide uses trip data to tell you where to eat
 Uber’s trip data tells it a lot about how to optimize its services, including routing and pickup spots, but the info also reveals incidental patterns that don’t necessarily apply to its core goals of delivering transportation services, but that are useful nonetheless. That’s why it’s putting some of…
The Next Web
Any.do’s to-do app will use AI to complete your tasks for you
Any.do is updating its to-do app with a bunch of powerful new features, the most notable of which is an AI assistant that can actually help you complete the tasks on your list. After you’ve added a task that needs doing, such as buying your mum a birthday present, you can tap on it to get help via a…
Mashable
One-quarter of Americans make money from the gig economy
One-quarter of Americans in some way made money from the gig economy last year, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.  Twenty-four percent of those surveyed earned money using a digital platform. Of that segment, 8 percent earned money by completing a job or task (like working for…
TechCrunch
Apple patent shows Siri inside iMessage to help with scheduling, payments and more
 Google’s smart virtual helper Google Assistant is finding its way into everything from the company’s chat app Allo to Pixel smartphones and its Amazon Echo rival, Google Home. Now it appears that Apple is considering following suit in at least one of those areas. A newly unearthed Apple patent indicates…
Design Milk
A Minimal Lamp Inspired By A Single Line
A lamp doesn’t get more minimal than LIMINAL (try saying that 5 times fast). The lamp came about as part of a collaboration between CNVS, ATÖLYE Labs’ furniture brand, and architect/artist Buşra Tunç, and is a study in minimalism and multifunctionality. Due to its kinetic joints and adjustable…
The Next Web
This chatbot makes applying for a US visa easier than ever
It’s often hard to get your hands on a visa for the US. When you’ve set your sights on one of the many options, you then have to enter one of the most complex parts of American bureaucracy. The country’s president-elect Donald Trump isn’t going to make things easier. He’s been very clear on his ideas…
GearCulture
Black & Decker Allure
There’s nothing quite as polished as crisp, freshly ironed clothes. With the Black & Decker Allure Digital Iron, a professional press is within your reach at home. This stainless steel iron features dynamic steam technology for over 30% more steam than competitive models. The precise and simple…
The Next Web
24 hours only: Protect your online data for life with Hotspot Shield Elite VPN, now at its lowest price yet
The web is chock-full of potentially malicious forces looking to rip off your online data and wreak havoc on your system. Make sure you never become one of those victims with a top-flight VPN service like Hotspot Shield Elite VPN. A lifetime subscription is valued at $99.95, and is usually marked down…
Lifehacker
A Five-Minute Workout You Can Do in a Hotel Room
Getting good exercise while you’re traveling is tough, especially if you don’t have much time or space. Here’s a quick high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout you can do in a hotel room without any special equipment.Read more…
TechCrunch
Sprinklr acquires LittleBird, a tool for finding experts on anything via Twitter
 New York marketing tech firm Sprinklr has acquired Portland-based LittleBird, according to Sprinklr founder and CEO Ragy Thomas. LittleBird was founded in 2011 to help researchers quickly find the top experts and influencers on any given subject via Twitter. It raised $4.8 million in venture capital…
Physics News
Microscopic analysis of blue tarantula inspires production of nanostructures
Colors are produced in a variety of ways. The best known colors are pigments. However, the very bright colors of the blue tarantula or peacock feathers do not result from pigments, but from …
Physics News
A non-covalent-bonding method for making organic semiconductors that are stretchable and healable
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Addiction is a brain disorder, not a moral failing, says Surgeon General
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants Americans to see addiction as a brain disorder instead of a moral failing. In a new report released today, Murthy writes that, though substance abuse disorders are a public health crisis, many don’t receive the support they need. More people have a substance abuse…
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The Verge 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
Long ago, many in the world decreed that the end of the calendar year should be a time to give people gifts. Some partake in this tradition with Christmas gifts, or gifts for Hannukah, Festivus, or even Oatmeal Muffin Day (December 20th, don’t forget). Some celebrate via white elephant parties, family…
Curbed National
U.K. to get first wave-energy generator by 2018
The new “Wave Hub” wants to be the world’s largest site for testing offshore energy production With the United Kingdom planning to shut down all of its coal power plants by 2025, the country is ramping up investment in renewable energy sources—including waves. Energy experts see potential harnessing…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Will Trump pick an “agent of change” or an insider to lead NASA?
Enlarge / Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives at Trump Tower on November 15, 2016. He will likely have the final say on Trump’s space policy decisions. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States a little more than a week ago, and in that time,…
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Tree Nursery Wall Decal
This beautiful artwork adds a lot of style to your kids room in no time. Very simple to apply, just peel and stick! Each set includes Tree with leaves, 2 rabbits, 3 owls, 4 birds, 5 Butterflies and 1 bird house. Available in your choice of color and name personalization can be added, too. Buy Now The…
Newswise: SciNews
‘Unraveling Zika’: Join UNC School of Medicine Experts for Panel Discussion, Q&A
CHAPEL HILL, NC – Do you have questions about the Zika virus and how it spreads? If you’re traveling this holiday season, do you know how to protect yourself from Zika? Do you have questions about Zika and pregnancy? Do you know all the ways the virus can be transmitted? What about the likelihood of…
Newswise: SciNews
UF/IFAS Tips for Safe Holiday Meal Preparation
With the holidays approaching, you want the turkey and stuffing – or whatever you’re preparing – to be safe to eat, and consume again as leftovers.
Newswise: SciNews
Diplomatic Global Warming: Environmental Cooperation During 1970s Helped Ease Cold War Tensions
Scientific cooperation to address concerns about the environment helped to foster detente between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1970s, NYU’s Rachel Rothschild concludes in a newly published paper.
Dornob
Tell Time with Style Thanks to This Affordable Luxury Watch Brand
Time is a funny thing. It can zoom past us in a blink of an eye. Other times, it can…
Gizmodo
Edward Snowden Is a Fucking Idiot
Today, Edward Snowden is wrong about almost everything. Yes, he’s a patriot, and yes, I believe that what he did in 2013 to reveal dangerous elements of our surveillance state was important and commendable. But Snowden is completely oblivious to the challenges that we face as we move into the year 2017—a…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Award-winning paper bike helmet keeps cyclists safe anywhere they go
When it comes to life-saving protective gear, “collapsible” doesn’t seem like a word you’d want to hear, but this folding bike helmet just won a top design award for its unique design and unusual strength. Created from an expanding honeycomb of thick paper, the EcoHelmet—designed by Isis Shiffer—makes…
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MindMeld launches conversational AI technology for enterprises
San Francisco based AI company MindMeld has launched what it claims is the most advanced conversational AI platform to help enterprises create voice and chat assistants.
CNET News.com
Twitter is falling in love with Marc Gasol’s strut – CNET
Social Cues: Also trending on Facebook and Twitter — Duck Dynasty’s demise and a Metallica classic.
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The small Android tablet to get is now available in the US – CNET
The Huawei MediaPad M3 is one of the best Android tablets of 2016, and now you can buy it in the US.
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Exploring how rice could survive salt stress
Real-time genetic detailing of rice plants highlights the roles of different loci in response to salt stress during growth.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Further reduction in antimicrobial use in Danish animals
Antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease in 2015, mainly due to a reduction in pigs. By contrast, serious outbreaks of disease among broilers and mink have resulted in an increased use of antimicrobials in these animals. These are some of the findings in the annual DANMAP…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Hot spring in Chile may show where to look for life traces on Mars
Two geoscientists at Arizona State University have made a discovery among hot springs in Chile that may spur scientists to revisit a location on Mars explored several years ago by NASA’s Spirit rover. The discovery involves fingerlike structures that form in the hot spring deposits by processes that…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Social media activism is driving corporate agendas
Close to half the world’s population lives in countries without press freedom, where governments restrict civil activism and individuals have less capacity to exercise their public voice.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Michigan may require lead screening of all young children
Michigan, where a man-made water crisis is still roiling one of its biggest cities, will consider requiring all infants and toddlers to be tested for lead poisoning as part of an initiative to eradicate children’s exposure to the neurotoxin statewide.
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iPhones Secretly Send Call History To Apple, Security Firm Says
Russian digital forensics Elcomsoft says iPhones send near real-time logs to Apple servers even when iCloud backup is switched off. The firm adds that these logs are stored for up to four months. From a report on the Intercept:”You only need to have iCloud itself enabled” for the data to be sent, said…
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Keep It In The Ground: A Global Carbon Budget
Marrakech – “Science tells us in order to bring reality to climate change rhetoric, we must keep fossil fuels in the ground,” declared Center for Biological Diversity associate conservation director Jean Su. Su moderated the Keep It in the Ground panel at the COP22 U.N. climate change conference. The…
Cool Material
Key-Bit Is a Keychain Hex Bit
A screwdriver isn’t something we ever thought we’d need as part of our EDC, but the Key-Bit is so tiny and portable that it’s a welcome addition. The lightweight capsule houses a #2 Phillips hex bit and attaches to your keys with a standard ring. Whether you’re opening a battery door, tightening screws…
Phys.org: Physics News
Solving the mystery of the big G controversy
If you spend time in physics research circles, you may have heard of the big G controversy.
Phys.org: Physics News
Optical clock technology tested in space for first time
For the first time, an optical clock has traveled to space, surviving harsh rocket launch conditions and successfully operating under the microgravity that would be experienced on a satellite. This demonstration brings optical clock technology much closer to implementation in space, where it could eventually…
9to5Mac
Apple Stores to teach Swift Playgrounds lessons at free Hour of Code workshops starting December 5
Apple’s annual Hour of Code workshops are kicking off this year at Apple Stores across the world during the week of December 5, and this year there’s a new app in play: Swift Playgrounds. Apple introduced user-friendly coding app for iPad earlier this year as a way to introduce new developers to Swift,…
How-To Geek
How to Sort Worksheet Tabs in Alphabetical Order in Excel
If you have a large number of worksheets in your Excel workbook, it may be hard to find a specific worksheet. Sorting your worksheet tabs alphabetically would make it easier to find what your looking for.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Smarter bots are coming to Facebook, Google and Amazon assistants
We keep hearing that robots are going to take our jobs, but a company called MindMeld is giving us an idea how with its “Deep-Domain Conversational AI Platform.” It’ll allow bots that can essentially replace customer service agents and even baristas by answering complicated voice or text queries over…
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How about a drone to help you catch fish?
If you’re looking to improve the quality of your catch, or just terrorize the local fish, you should check out AguaDrone. As the name implies, it’s a drone that’s been specifically designed to operate on water for those fishy and outdoorsy types in your friend circle. As well as being fully waterproof,…
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Japan’s Shinzo Abe first foreign leader to meet with Trump after election
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he wants to build a relationship of trust when he meets U.S. President-elect Donald Trump this week, stressing that the two-way alliance is the core of Tokyo’s diplomacy and security.
Digital Trends
Surf, swim, or splash without fear, with one of these waterproof iPhone 7 cases
The iPhone 7 is water-resistant, which is a new feature for Apple’s flagship, but there’s a difference between being water-resistant and waterproof. The iPhone 7 scores an IP67 rating. IP stands for “Ingress Protection,” while the 6 means that it’s dustproof and the 7 means that it can survive being…
Digital Trends
Just in time for the holidays, Altec Lansing launches new Bluetooth audio gear
If your holiday gift buying includes several people who love music, Altec Lansing is hoping to catch your eye with a volley of new audio products it unleashed today. With the most expensive product priced at $150 and the cheapest at $30, a fairly wide range of use cases and price points is covered. The…
Digital Trends
Top European scientists want to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid — again
A team of international scientists wants to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid. This week they launched “I Support AIM” — a campaign to advance approval of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) in 2020. Over 100 scientists have signed a letter in support of the mission so far….
Digital Trends
The hybrid and E.V. models were neat, but the latest Hyundai Ioniq drives itself
The Hyundai Ioniq boasts hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric powertrains, but now Hyundai has a new flavor as well: autonomous. Debuting at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the autonomous Hyundai Ioniq is just a prototype, but it shows that Hyundai is interested in developing self-driving cars….
Digital Trends
Acura gives us a glimpse at its new, Android-based infotainment system
Acura has introduced a new concept that demonstrates how upcoming technology such as autonomous driving can push the boundaries of interior design. Named Precision Cockpit, the futuristic cabin was unveiled during the Los Angeles Auto Show as a follow-up to the Precision Concept. The Honda-owned brand…
Curbed National
Construction giant Skanska will use drones and big data to improve safety on site
A machine-learning platform will analyze visual and sound data from construction sites Real estate is having its Big Data moment. There’s the new MIT lab experimenting with data-driven cities, Chicago’s rollout of sensors generating block-by-block data, and now one of the world’s biggest construction…
Popular Science
How a rainstorm killed 61,000 reindeer
Animals Climate change will only make this more common In 2013, 61,000 reindeer died of starvation on a remote peninsula in Siberia, upending the livelihoods of reindeer herders in the region.
New Scientist – Online news
Watch some of the most endangered seals caught napping underwater
We used to think they only slept on land in caves, now endangered Mediterranean monk seals have been caught sleeping underwater for the first time
New Scientist – Online news
Chinese tourist town uses face recognition as an entry pass
A face-recognition system built by Chinese web giant Baidu has started to authenticate visitors’ identities as they enter the Wuzhen tourist attraction
BBC News – World
Parachute bomb destroys civilians’ houses in Aleppo
Activist Basel Ibrahem on the moment his home in Aleppo was struck by a parachute bomb.
BBC News – World
Kosovo police ‘foil IS attack’ on Israeli football team
Police in Kosovo stop a group suspected of planning to attack the Israeli football team last week.
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Between the lines
An analysis of science under Stalin and a memoir/stargazing guide with a difference, reviewed by Margaret Harris
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How weather became a science
A book on three pioneers of meteorology reveals much about their science, although little about their personalities, says David M Schultz
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Flash Physics: Spider inspires structural colour, the roundest star, quantum simulator is very fast
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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What are the conditions for life to exist on distant planets?
David Kipping feels we need to redefine the habitable zone
Deals
Control Your Home Theater Gear From Across the Room With This Logitech Keyboard
Logitech’s illuminated K830 keboard includes an integrated trackpad, Bluetooth, and a USB wireless receiver, making it perfect for controlling a home theater PC, Xbox One, PS4, or smart TV from across the room. Today on Amazon, you can score one for $60, or about $15 less than usual.Read more…
Big Think
What Factor Influences Women’s Health and Success the Most?
Every day, somewhere between 60 and 70 million girls are not in school. More than half a billion females worldwide are illiterate—about twice the number of illiterate males.Read More
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The best free media player 2016
The best free media player After 25 years of development, you might think Windows Media Player should have the power to handle all your video and audio needs. And yet, as you’ve probably noticed, it’s still extremely limited, and won’t even play some common file types without downloading extra components.Downloading…
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Stop arguing with Comcast and let this bot negotiate for you
San Francisco startup Trim’s latest creation is a bot willing to wade into the darkest waters for you: negotiating service changes on your Comcast account. Trim has previously helped users ditch unwanted subscriptions. Its new AI, spotted by VentureBeat, works as a Chrome extension. It uses natural…
TechCrunch
Eero’s WiFi system adds Alexa commands
 A week or so after Luma announced Alexa integration, it’s Eero’s turn. It’s not really all that surprising that the former got the head start here, of course – after all, the company lists Amazon among its big investors, but in the push to make its AI assistant a ubiquitous presence in high tech homes,…
kottke.org
Paperholm: a tiny paper metropolis
Originally conceived as a year-long project, artist Charles Young keep going and has built an entire model city out of paper consisting of more than 600 buildings. It’s called Paperholm and many of the structures are constructed with moving parts. I would like to live in some of these buildings,…
Cool Material
Middle Finger Candle
Most candles come in cute little tins and smell like lavender, morning dew, and dancing cherubs. That’s all fine and dandy for the cheerful among us, but what about the rest of us? What about the guy who spilled his morning coffee, got ripped apart by his boss, and dropped his phone on the walk […]
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Apartment Tour: Inside the world’s tallest modular building
461 dean, 461 dean street, Atlantic yards, atlantic yards development, b2, eco design, eco design new york, green design, green design new york, modular architecture, modular housing, pacific park, prefab architecture, prefab housing, SHOP architects, shop architects b2, shop architects new york, sustainable…
Popular Science
How the internet is changing the way we fight wars
Military The future of warfare Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies that make us say “The Future Is Now” in a video series called Future First.
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Suggestions for My Liberal Friends on How to Play Defense Against Trump
There has been so much howling in the wind among my fellow non-Donald Trump voters over the last eight days that it’s been damn near impossible to hear any good news among the din. But good news there has been, even for hardcore Democrats, such as the bouncing of more than a half-dozen problematic…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Chemical origami yields new plant compounds with therapeutic and economic potential
Plants—from the maple or the yew tree to the corn in roadside fields—produce countless kinds of compounds, also known as natural products, that the plants manufacture using the enzymes predetermined by their genetic code. Many of these natural products are very useful as antibiotics, anti-cancer drugs…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Support for democracy linked to income inequality
Voter satisfaction with democracy may have less to do with who actually wins an election and more to do with income inequality, or the gap between rich and poor, indicates a new study by Michigan State University political scientists.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Environmental cooperation in 1970s helped ease Cold War tensions
Scientific cooperation to address concerns about the environment helped to foster détente between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1970s, NYU’s Rachel Rothschild concludes in a newly published paper. Her research, which appears in the journal Technology and Culture, underscores the role…
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Barnes & Noble is releasing a $50 Nook Tablet on Black Friday
Barnes & Noble has announced that it would be releasing a new Nook tablet on November 25th and it will cost $49.99. The tablet, unimaginatively named Nook Tablet 7″ is a simple Android tablet that has been customized with Nook software. It features both front- and rear-facing cameras and has 8GB…
WIRED
Eero Routers Can Help You Find Your Lost Smartphone Now
Thanks to Alexa, Eero’s mesh network doubles as a gadget search and rescue squad. The post Eero Routers Can Help You Find Your Lost Smartphone Now appeared first on WIRED.
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16 more tips for living without plastic
Plastic-free living requires careful and conscientious consumer choices. Here are more ideas to help you along the journey.
WIRED
Any.do’s Assistant Puts a Robot to Work on Your To-Do List
The new app combs through your task list, and figures out what you need to do—and what it can do for you. The post Any.do’s Assistant Puts a Robot to Work on Your To-Do List appeared first on WIRED.
GearCulture
Smanos K1 SmartHome DIY Kit
Renowned for award-winning design, Smanos’s latest release in its integrated SmartHome and security gateway is coming soon. The Smanos K1 SmartHome DIY Kit offers butler and guard-like functions into a stack of elegant round discs. DIY-friendly, smanos K1 has an intuitive onsite, as well as remote…
Digital Trends
Backward-compatible Xbox 360 games get an Xbox One packaging makeover
In a move to better emphasize the Xbox One’s support of dozens of backward compatible Xbox 360 games, Microsoft appears to have altered the older games’ packaging to match the new console. Reddit user divangreedy8 spotted the new game boxes at a retailer yesterday. They appear to be the same size as…
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Brazil arrests ex-Rio governor in corruption investigation
The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state was arrested on Thursday as part of a corruption investigation linked to football World Cup building projects that could fuel further political instability in Brazil.
TechCrunch
Mozilla launches Firefox Focus, a private web browser for iPhone
 The makers of Firefox are today introducing a new mobile web browser for iOS users that puts private browsing at the forefront of the user experience. Called Firefox Focus, the mobile browser by default blocks ad trackers, and erases your browsing history, including your passwords and cookies. The end…
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Facebook’s new Community Help tool lets users offer and find help during emergency crises
At its Social Good Forum in New York today, Facebook announced Community Help, a tool for its users to offer help during natural disasters or terror attacks. When such an event happens, users in the affected areas will receive a prompt to turn on Safety Check and can either offer relief efforts like…
Slashdot
Britain Has Passed the ‘Most Extreme Surveillance Law Ever Passed in a Democracy’
Zack Whittaker, reporting for ZDNet: The UK has just passed a massive expansion in surveillance powers, which critics have called “terrifying” and “dangerous.” The new law, dubbed the “snoopers’ charter,” was introduced by then-home secretary Theresa May in 2012, and took two attempts to get passed into…
CNET News.com
Why self-driving cars won’t put all Uber drivers out of a job – Roadshow
The ride-hailing service sees future cities full of shared autonomous vehicles, but that doesn’t mean today’s drivers are about to hit a brick wall.
Mashable
You can now fundraise for your favorite nonprofit using Facebook Live
Supporting your favorite cause through social media just got simpler — and you have Facebook to thank. The social media giant rolled out the update on Thursday, which allows users to fundraise for their favorite nonprofits through Facebook Live. The new feature lets users connect fundraiser pages directly…
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The Porsche Experience Center Is Coming to LA
Porsche is expanding their Experience Center concept outside of Atlanta with the recent opening of another Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles. The 53-acre plot is the new home of Porsche Motorsport North America, a museum, a restaurant, workshop, event spaces, state-of-the-art driving simulators…
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Intel’s Shooting Star drones bring flying Christmas lights to Disney World
After last week revealing its Shooting Star drone in record-breaking choreographed flight, Intel is wasting little time in getting the aircraft out in front of the public eye. Attendees of Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort this coming holiday season will be treated to a different kind of light…
Macworld
The Week in Mac Apps: Touch Bar-ready apps for your new MacBook Pro
New Mac apps of the weekWith the new MacBook Pros now at an Apple store near you, this week’s roundup of Mac apps brings you plenty of Touch Bar-compatible releases, for everything from security to utilities. Read on!1Password – Password Manager and Secure Wallet 6.5The latest update to AgileBits’ $65…
Computerworld
IDG Contributor Network: Tech skills earning the highest cash premiums — no certification required
[Author’s Note: This is the first of a series of columns that will reveal the highest paying and fastest growing certified and noncertified tech skills right now.]Why would an employer pay its tech workers extra cash for a skill or certification if they’re already getting a salary and annual bonus?There…
BBC News – World
Scuffles break out as protesters storm Brazil Congress
Protesters are wrestled to the floor after storming Brazil’s Congress demanding military rule.
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Here’s a Hoover WindTunnel Vacuum Deal That Doesn’t Suck
If your current vacuum isn’t getting the job done, you can upgrade to this highly-rated Hoover WindTunnel for just $79, today only. That’s about what you’d expect to pay for a basic stick vacuum, but this one includes some nice touches like an accessory hose, dedicated dusting and crevice modes, and…
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A quest to best pseudoscience | Carrie Poppy | TEDxVienna
Carrie Poppy is a journalist and investigator of fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal. At TEDxVienna, she shares how she started investigating pseudoscience — and why pointing it out matters. Together with Ross Blocher, she hosts a comic investigations podcast, “Oh No, Ross and…
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How I went from injury to world records | Jamie Barrow | TEDxVienna
Find something you love doing and stick to it, no matter what people say. For me that was snowboarding, and despite many set backs, injuries, and people telling me to stop I strive to push myself further. More information on http://www.tedxvienna.at Snowboarding is everything to Jamie Barrow and It…
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Dewalt Professional Kneepads with Layered Gel $27.99
Dewalt Professional Kneepads with Layered Gel $27.99
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Glow-in-the-Dark Dye Could Fuel Liquid-Based Batteries
University at Buffalo scientists have identified a fluorescent dye called BODIPY as an ideal material for stockpiling energy in rechargeable, liquid-based batteries that could one day power cars and homes.
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Researchers Develop New Silvicultural Treatments to Achieve Sustainable Management of Canadian Boreal Forest
A new study from the Canadian boreal forest for the first time investigates new silvicultural treatments in the context of ecosystem management.
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Obama Presses Ahead with Plans for Deep Emissions Cuts
The administration released its strategy at the UN climate talks for cutting U.S. emissions more than 80 percent by mid-century — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Mashable
This magical chessboard is the dream of chess fans everywhere
This is ‘Square Off’ – probably the coolest chessboard out there. It lets players challenge anyone from anywhere in the world and let’s them play in real time, either on the board or through the app.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Technology, Board Games, Chess, and Bluetooth
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Help for kids the education system ignores | Victor Rios
Define students by what they contribute, not what they lack — especially those with difficult upbringings, says educator Victor Rios. Interweaved with his personal tale of perseverance as an inner-city youth, Rios identifies three straightforward strategies to shift attitudes in education and calls…
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This Camouflaging Spider Will Make You Forever Suspicious of Dead Leaves
No wonder this little guy went undiscovered for so long. Image: Matjaž KuntnerScientists have discovered a unique, leaf-shaped spider that perfectly camouflages itself in rainforest trees—and even drags dead leaves up into the branches, securing them with web, to help itself hide.A short paper published…
BBC News – World
‘Roundest known space object’ identified
Astronomers claim to have discovered the roundest object ever measured in nature.
GearHungry
Osaka Pour-Over Coffee Dripper Brewing Set
A good pour-over dripper doesn’t absolutely require a stand, but for a few extra bucks, why not? The Osaka Pour-Over Coffee Dripper brewing set includes Osaka’s reusable laser-cut stainless steel cone ($25) — that’s doubled-up to avoid grids making their way through — as well as a 20 ounce borosilicate…
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Science corrected: Why findings of a popular thermoelectricity study couldn’t be replicated
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Make Holiday Travel a Little Less Awful With a $15 Memory Foam Pillow
The holidays are coming, and for many of us, that means cramming ourselves into airplane seats to get into wine-drunk political fights with our relatives. But at least you can make your experience in coach just a little more comfortable with a memory foam travel pillow, just $15 today on Amazon. Needless…
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Russian court confirms the country is blocking LinkedIn
LinkedIn has been in a standoff with Russia over the country’s data protection laws. At issue is an order requiring companies that have personal data on Russian citizens to be stored on servers within the country itself. Last week, a local court rule…
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BIG and Heatherwick to design Googles new London HQ
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Thomas Heatherwick will team up for another Google project, this time in the form of a new design for the tech giant’s new London headquarters at King’s Cross. The two firms previously partnered to develop the plan for Google’s controversial new HQ in Mountain View, California…
Lifehacker
Prepare for the Costs of Parenthood With a Mock “Baby Budget”
Kids can be expensive; the cost of childcare alone is pretty steep. If you’re thinking about having children, prepare for the financial hit with a “baby budget.”Over at Business Insider, Matt Becker of Mom and Dad Money suggests living on a pared-down budget before the baby comes.Becker suggests using…
Cool Material
8 New Apps You Should Know
Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just let us be your guide. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure. Workfrom If you spend any amount of time working out of a […]
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Long-Sought Signal Deepens Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts
A discovery that was supposed to help reveal how the bursts arise only thickens the plot — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Trump Probably Can’t Get Roe v. Wade Overturned
Over the years, Donald Trump has held just about every imaginable position on abortion, from declaring in 1999 that he was in favor of abortion rights — even supportive of a controversial form of late-term abortion — to saying this year that women who have abortions should face “punishment.” Although…
Ars Technica
Nintendo bans 3DS users for early Pokémon piracy
Enlarge / The error message many early Pokémon pirates are receiving when they try to go online with their 3DS. (credit: 4chan) Players that go online with early, pirated copies of Pokémon Sun & Moon on the Nintendo 3DS are reporting that their systems have been completely banned from accessing…
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Panasonic KX-HN6003W DIY Home-Monitoring & Control Kit $64.98
Panasonic KX-HN6003W DIY Home-Monitoring & Control Kit $64.98
PopTech Blog
What is the science of adventure?
This post was contributed by Jon Levy, a human behavior scientist who studies influence and adventure. Be sure to watch his talk on the science of adventure from PopTech: Culture Clash. For over a decade, I have been asking people the same question: What was the most adventurous experience of your…
ReadWrite
Just how to Compose a Graphic Analysis Report
How to Get Into Oxford University An important aspect to an article is really a conclusion. Ms. Kikibruce, don’t give them with the document if they don’t say thank you. These experts also offer faculty essay display. Split the primary body of your own essay into clear sentences. Both firms supply all…
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Taming erratic cellular latency with “extreme asynchronous” IoT firmware design
Incorporating a self-contained cellular module into an IoT device’s design has many advantages, but the inherent delays in the cellular network need to be addressed to avoid jitter in sensor readings and erratic interaction with the user.
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Parc: IoT To Be Self-Powered, Flexible, Transparent
The inventors of the graphical user interface (GUI), the computer mouse, the computer “desktop,” object-oriented programming and amorphous silicon, among dozens of other forecasted breakthroughs, predicted that the future of the Internet of Things will be flexible, transparent and self-powering, according…
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FRYE RYAN LUG MIDLACE
The Ryan high-top sneaker from American boot manufacturer Frye, offers both a rugged sportiness and a sophisticated look. Crafted from textured smooth leather, the great-looking shoe combines the comfort of a sneaker and toughness of a boot, and will take you from pounding the urban pavement to hiking…
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BLAZE TOWER
Built in a Kansas workshop, this is a true Made in America product called the Blaze Tower. They have brought together the best parts of a fire pit, charcoal grill, and wood smoker to a single brag-worthy centerpiece to any backyard or outdoor space. This is the ultimate outdoor essential, and the natural…
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INCASE TRACTO DUFFEL
The Incase Tracto Duffel is a new travel mate that aims to make your carry easier and safer because your gear will be dry and very well protected. Incase are well known for their high quality standards and for delivering rugged stuff, designed to withstand heavy duty use, the Tracto Duffel is along the…
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US city votes to end fossil fuel extraction ahead of Trump inauguration
The city of San Francisco voted to approve a measure on Monday that prohibits city-owned lands from being used for fossil fuel extraction. The move is an early step to protect the immediate area from the damaging effects of oil industry activity, and to pave the way for more profitable, and more sustainable,…
Ars Technica
Snapdragon 835 to bring even faster charging, better performance
Enlarge / On the left, Qualcomm Vice President for Product Management Keith Kressin. On the right, Samsung Senior Vice President for Foundry Marketing, Ben Suh. In their hands, the ever-so-tiny Snapdragon 835 processors. (credit: Qualcomm) Qualcomm’s next flagship system-on-chip will be the Snapdragon…
SlashGear
Pokemon GO Thanksgiving update: Secret news for the future
The next event in Pokemon GO will likely reveal Niantic’s event schedule plans for the foreseeable future. We’ve seen them bring on a Halloween event – now whether Thanksgiving is covered will tell us how Pokemon GO events will work with holidays from now on. We will soon see Pokemon GO events’ secular…
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AVG Pre-Black Friday Sale – 30% off AVG Internet Security Unlimited Software
AVG Pre-Black Friday Sale – 30% off AVG Internet Security Unlimited Software
Gear Patrol
Autodromo Releases Its First Automatic Chronograph
Featuring a lovely chronograph movement from Seiko, and a reasonable price tag. …Read More »
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Strikes on rebel-held Aleppo ‘kill 25’
At least 25 people are killed in the latest bombardment of rebel-held Aleppo, Syrian activists say.
GearCulture
Parachute Bathrobe
The ultimate in self-indulgent luxury, the Parachute Bathrobe is crafted from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton, spun using revolutionary Aerocotton technology for an absorbent yet quick drying finish. Perfectly weighted for use throughout the year, it features a couple of slouchy front pockets and a…
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Why Minorities Will Save American Constitutional Traditions in the Age of Trump
The American right has long been telling itself a simple morality tale that goes something like this: The white Christian establishment is the original source and continuing guardian of America’s tradition of liberty, free markets and limited government and minorities are a threat to it because they…
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Will New Bosses Be the Same as the Old Bosses?
For only the second time since the early 1950s, a Republican president will wield power with Republicans in control of both houses of Congress. With that incredible power, small-government advocates can’t help but hope that this change will bring about good policies and much less government than under…
Digital Trends
Can we talk? Mobile users enjoy voice assistance, but want more accuracy
Can we talk? Most mobile users are generally positive about voice assistance tech on their mobile devices. However, even casual users would like more interaction and better conversational accuracy, according to a new survey conducted by research and analysis firm Creative Strategies for Artificial Solutions,…
Digital Trends
Wearhaus Arc neon-colored smart headphones are now available for purchase
Back in 2014, Wearhaus launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its Arc headphones, which packed in social features and a snazzy pair of neon rings. The campaign was a success, and Wearhaus Arc sold over 3,000 units, but the headphones were only available to backers, at least until now. On Thursday,…
Digital Trends
Hack your way to a better GPU, with the GTX 1070, 1080 ‘Watch Dogs 2’ bundles
One of the best ways to test out a newly purchased graphics card is with a new AAA game, but that’s not always easy to afford if you’ve just spent a couple of hundred dollars on the hardware. Fortunately a lot of graphics cards come with bundled games, and Nvidia’s GTX 1070 and 1080s are no different,…
Digital Trends
VR dashboard ‘V’ gives you Spotify, Soundcloud, and more in-game
“V” is a virtual reality dashboard that injects itself into games and experiences, giving you a floating menu of a number of popular applications, and letting you play music and network socially, all from inside your favorite game. It’s only available for the Oculus Rift right now, but HTC Vive support…
Fast Company
What Silicon Valley Wants From The Trump White House
Ellevest’s Sallie Krawcheck, investor Keith Rabois, and several dozen other tech leaders offer their wish lists for the new administration. Ellevest’s Sallie Krawcheck, investor Keith Rabois, and several dozen other tech leaders offer their wish lists for the new administration.For…
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Colombia peace accord hangs in the balance as ‘No’ camp reviews new text
The future of the new peace accord between Colombia and the FARC rebel group remained uncertain on Thursday as leaders who successfully campaigned against the original text postponed a key meeting with representatives of the government.
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Opposition figure Badibanga named new DR Congo PM
Democratic Republic of Congo opposition figure Samy Badibanga was named prime minister on Thursday under a power-sharing deal that allows President Joseph Kabila to stay in office after his term ends next month, the presidency said in a statement.
Mashable
Can ‘free speech’ be ‘moderated’? Yes.
Editor’s note: This essay was originally published in on July 19, 2016 on Medium. It has been republished here in light of recent and somewhat related events. Can what we call free speech be moderated when expressed on today’s globally connected communication platforms, and do so without limiting the…
Lifehacker
Today’s Best Deals: Early Black Friday Discounts, ThinkPad Chromebook, Work Boots
Sony Bluetooth headphones, popular HBO dramas, and a ThinkPad Chromebook lead off Thursday’s best deals.Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share…
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Why Martian Settlers Will Eat Potatoes, Insects, Algae and Mushrooms
From the bottom of our gravity well on the Earth’s surface, getting anything into space is difficult and expensive, and that’s even more true for travel to Mars. On the International Space Station, for example, although some air and water is recycled, astronauts are ultimately reliant on Earth for everything….
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The Linq mixed reality headset blends the real and the virtual
Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset overlays virtual objects in the real world, but what if there was a better way to blend the two? That’s exactly what Stereolabs says it accomplished with its Linq mixed reality headset. The company expla…
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The best Black Friday business tech deals
November 25 is when Black Friday will officially hit the UK although there’s already plenty of buzz happening. With only 12 days to go, micro-enterprises and small businesses may well benefit from the massive price cuts that often happen around that period, something that could save them thousands of…
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Download of the day: Hotspot Shield VPN
If you’ve ever idly looked at a shed online only to spend the next decade being followed around the internet by adverts for sheds, you’ll know that when you’re online you leave a footprint.But you probably don’t realise just how many different organisations are tracking you online – and if you’re on…
Next Big Future
Australia developing low cost hypersonic second stage for small satellite launches
Once you get to mach 5+ hypersonic speed, then a scramjet works and it is by far the most efficient type of engine for hypersonic speeds. A scramjet needs some other form of propulsion to get it to Mach 5. As a result, scramjets have become something of a well-studied technology in search of a practical…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Trump administration wants to revive long-stalled nuclear waste storage project
As news of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team appointments come to light, environmental activists and energy experts across the nation, if not the world, are cringing with concern. Now, his advisers reportedly want to revive a plan to stow radioactive waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, a project…
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The Best New Maps, According to Cartographers
BBC News – World
Trump election: Obama urges Trump to stand up to Russia
US President Barack Obama says he hopes his successor Donald Trump will stand up to Russia.
Slashdot
Stephen Hawking: We Might Have 1,000 Years Left on Earth
Stephen Hawking says the only way humankind can escape mass extinction is to find another planet. And the clock is ticking. From a report on USA Today:During a speech at Britain’s Oxford University Union, Hawking detailed the history of man’s understanding of the universe and reiterated that the future…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
3-D imaging technique maps migration of DNA-carrying material at the center of cells
Scientists have mapped the reorganization of genetic material that takes place when a stem cell matures into a nerve cell. Detailed 3-D visualizations show an unexpected connectivity in the genetic material in a cell’s nucleus, and provide a new understanding of a cell’s evolving architecture.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Genome sequence of a 5,310-year-old maize cob provides new insights into the early stages of maize domestication
Researchers who have sequenced the genome of a 5,310-year-old corn cob have discovered that the maize grown in central Mexico all those years ago was genetically more similar to modern maize than to its wild ancestor. For example, the ancient maize already carried genetic variants responsible for making…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Corals survived Caribbean climate change
Half of all coral species in the Caribbean went extinct between 1 and 2 million years ago, probably due to drastic environmental changes. Which ones survived? Scientists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) think one group of survivors, corals in the genus Orbicella, will continue…
TechCrunch
Lyft wants more explicit protection of consumer data from NHTSA on self-driving
 Lyft has released extended comments regarding the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s guidelines on autonomous driving, released earlier this year. Lyft’s formal comments address a number of areas where it thinks the NHTSA policy is spot-on, including vehicle interiors designed to maximize…
Big Think
Archeologists Have a Huge New Stonehenge to Figure Out
A massive complex of ancient stone structures is uncovered in remote Kazakhstan.Read More
SciTech Daily
Researchers Derive a Formula for Tracking the Flow of Quantum Information
A team of reserchers has developed a formula for understanding where quantum objects land when they are transmitted. If objects in motion are like rainwater flowing through a gutter and landing in a puddle, then quantum objects in motion are like rainwater that might end up in a bunch of puddles,…
VentureBeat
Tactical Haptics gets a grip on NSF grant to bring touch feedback to VR
Tactical Haptics has won a federal National Science Foundation grant to develop touch-feedback systems that deliver a realistic sense of touch in virtual reality. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company has received a NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant of $749,000, and it has also…
VentureBeat
Task app Any.do launches AI assistant to help people get stuff done
Any.do, a task app that has been used by 15 million people, launched its AI-powered assistant today, the company told VentureBeat. The new assistant is available in limited beta for iOS users only. An Android version is due out in the near future. The assistant operates within the app and can be used…
VentureBeat
MindMeld launches AI platform for voice assistants and chatbots
With the backing of supporters as varied as the CIA, Samsung, Intel, and one of the biggest wireless carriers in the world, MindMeld launched its conversational AI platform today. MindMeld’s AI, which has been referred to as “Siri on steroids,” is sometimes considered more advanced than other voice-enabled…
VentureBeat
Cortana can now create and manage lists, integrates with Wunderlist
Microsoft today updated Cortana for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 with support for lists. In the same vein, Cortana has also gained support for Wunderlist, a task-management app Microsoft acquired in June 2015. Cortana’s new skill means she can easily create and manage your lists, just in time for the…
VentureBeat
GSN’s Sparcade lets you play Centipede (and Two Dots soon) for real money
Last month, GSN Games debuted its Sparcade app that let consumers play classic arcade games like Pac-Man and Tetris on mobile devices with a chance to win real money in contests of skill with friends. Today, GSN is releasing Centipede on Sparcade, and it will soon launch the popular mobile game Two Dots….
TechCrunch
Reach Robotics’ MekaMon is now ready to rumble in augmented reality
 Though not quite as destructive as MegaBots, or as humbling as Boston Dynamics, Reach Robotics’s MekaMon might just be the most fun and accessible robot on the market. Leveraging augmented reality, anyone interested in a good time can whip out their smartphone to battle their bots in the physical and…
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Spend $50 or More At L.L.Bean And Get a $10 Gift Card
L.L.Bean is a great one-stop-shop for all things outdoors. That means you end up spending a lot more than you originally wanted to. But don’t worry, right now if you spend $50 or more, L.L.Bean will give you a $10 gift card. Spend it on gifts for the holidays, or just get $10 off the next tim you need…
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: New MacBook Pro $200 off, Best Buy Pre-Black Friday Sale, Sony Bluetooth Headphones $88, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro w/o Touch Bar is being discounted by up to $200…
Computerworld
Going back to a small phone is a really big deal
Folks, I can officially end the age-old debate: Yes, size matters. It really, really matters.(When it comes to smartphones, that is. Get your mind out of the gutter, would ya?)One year ago this month, I wrote a column called “Why I’m finally giving in to the big phone craze.” In it, I described my long…
Next Big Future
France plans to shutdown four remaining coal power plants by 2023, coal generates 4% of France’s power
France President Hollande is committing to getting rid of all coal power generation by 2023.The Cordemais Power Station is the largest thermal power station in France. It is also one of the country’s largest electricity producers and one of the largest thermal power plants in Europe having four generating…
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C-SPAN is live-streaming Trump Tower’s golden elevators
C-SPAN’s website is currently streaming a live feed of the lobby of Manhattan’s Trump Tower. According to C-SPAN, the feed has been live since 8AM EST. A representative from C-SPAN that we spoke to, as well as the C-SPAN website, indicated that the feed was being hosted by the Trump Organization. “I’m…
SciTech Daily
NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Views Craters Takel and Cozobi
This newly released image from NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft shows craters Takel and Cozobi on Ceres. The craters Takel and Cozobi are featured in this image of Ceres from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. Takel is the young crater with bright material on the left of this image, and Cozobi is the sharply defined…
How-To Geek
What to Do if Safari, Camera, FaceTime, or the App Store Are Missing from Your Home Screen
If an app doesn’t show up on your home screen, you may have just uninstalled it. But if a pre-bundled app has gone missing, there could be a few causes. Here’s how you can restore any default apps that are missing from your device.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Students, Teachers Invited to “Grow with It!”
Middle school students can experience the richness of science with real-world applications. Agronomy – Grow With It!, a new book from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), explains the science behind the food we eat.
Newswise: SciNews
Finally, a type of face that men recognize better than women
A study using Barbies and Transformers finds that men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that experience plays an important role in facial recognition.
Newswise: SciNews
Tasting Light: New Type of Photoreceptor Is 50 Times More Efficient Than the Human Eye
An international team of scientists led by the University of Michigan has discovered a new type of photoreceptor–only the third to be found in animals–that is about 50 times more efficient at capturing light than the rhodopsin in the human eye.
The Next Web
Apple’s automated backups are making every iPhone owner vulnerable
Earlier this year, Apple went toe-to-toe with the FBI over the company’s refusal to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. After refusing a court order to assist, Apple emerged as the great protector of user privacy. But was this all a farce? It seems that private information…
Ars Technica
Hate driving to the gas station? Meet Volvo’s new connected concierge service
Enlarge (credit: Volvo) LOS ANGELES, CALIF.—On Thursday at the LA Auto Show, Volvo announced a new connected car app that aims to free users from having to deal with pesky things like taking the car to the gas station or car wash. It’s called Volvo Concierge Services, and it’s a pilot program in…
CNET News.com
London welcomes world’s largest Lego store – CNET
Big Ben, Brickley the dragon and a mascot called Lester all find a home in Lego’s new London retail store.
Fast Company
Baidu Says Its New Face Recognition Tech Is Better Than Humans At Checking IDs
China’s Baidu claims new tricks for finding and reading faces are more accurate than humans and the fastest way to verify who someone is. China’s Baidu claims new tricks for finding and reading faces are more accurate than humans and the fastest way to verify who someone is.”When…
Science | Smithsonian
Is Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin the Future of Space Exploration?
No one had ever launched, landed and relaunched a rocket into space until the company’s historic achievement
Science | Smithsonian
Meet the Team of Scientists Who Discovered Gravitational Waves
This year, the geniuses behind LIGO announced that they had finally found what Albert Einstein had predicted a century ago
Science | Smithsonian
Need a New Organ? Surgeon Anthony Atala Sees a Future Where You Can Simply Print It Out
When you can order a new body part online, you’ll have this doctor to thank
Science | Smithsonian
Without These Whistleblowers, We May Never Have Known the Full Extent of the Flint Water Crisis
A concerned mother and a renowned scientist spearheaded the investigation that exposed the dangers lurking in the water supply of the Michigan city
Science | Smithsonian
Space Archaeologist Sarah Parcak Uses Satellites to Uncover Ancient Egyptian Ruins
The Indiana Jones of low Earth orbit harnesses 21st-century technology to uncover long-buried treasures
Mashable
Did a fake news writer hand Trump the White House?
While the wave of real stories surrounding the role of hoax news stories on social media in the recent presidential election have included stunning revelations, none are as insane as the claims one of the most prolific hoaxers made in a chat with the Washington Post. SEE ALSO: Hey, Facebook: Social…
Gizmodo
Official Star Wars Photocopy Paper Is the Perfect Collectible for Insane People
Mark this day in your calendars, because today is the day you start demanding more from your bulk copy paper than just a bright white finish.Read more…
SciTech Daily
Astronomers Measure Kepler 11145123 with Unprecedented Precision
In a newly published study, scientists from the Max Planck Institute and the University of Göttingen measure the shape of Kepler 11145123 with unprecedented precision. Stars are not perfect spheres. While they rotate, they become flat due to the centrifugal force. A team of researchers around Laurent…
Mashable
This badass woman is about to set an astronaut record
When NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson flies to space on Thursday, she will become the oldest woman ever in space.  Whitson, who has flown to space twice previously, will launch to the International Space Station at 3:20 p.m. ET from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. At 56 years old, Whitson beats…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
coca-cola selfie bottle snaps your portrait mid-sip
this limited-edition bottle snaps a picture of you while you sip your soft drink. The post coca-cola selfie bottle snaps your portrait mid-sip appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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SpaceX wants to launch 4,425 internet satellites
SpaceX has just asked the FCC for permission to launch 4,425 satellites that can provide high-speed (1 Gbps) internet around the globe. That’s more than thrice the current number of active satellites orbiting our planet, based on the data posted by t…
io9
Freaky Expanding Pill Stays in Your Gut for Days to Deliver Drugs
The problem with pills is that you have to take them on a regular basis. An innovative new pop-up capsule solves this problem by staying in the stomach for days, where it slowly releases medication over the course of an entire treatment.Read more…
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J.Crew Factory is Marking Basically Everything 50% Off, Plus Free Shipping
Another day, another J.Crew Factory markdown. This time, get 50% off everything (price as marked), free shipping, and an extra 40% off all clearance. Use the code WHOAGIFTLIST and watch the prices drop. You’ll easily be able to find something to add to your wardrobe.Read more…
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This $9 Bluetooth FM Transmitter Is a Lifeline For iPhone 7 Owners
The loss of headphone jack on the iPhone 7 has been felt most acutely by owners of older cars, who until now could use the port to listen to audio in the car while still charging their phones. This $9 Bluetooth/FM transmitter will be a cold comfort to those people, I’m sure, but it’s certainly better…
SlashGear
Metallica Lemmy tribute sends Motorhead up with Gorillaz
Gorillaz animator Robert Valley has been enlisted by Metallica to animate their latest music video, a tribute to Lemmy Killmeister. The dark god of rock and roll and founder of Motorhead died earlier this year, a year that’ll forever be known as one of the worst years in the modern history of mankind….
TechCrunch
AfterShokz adds some wires to its Trekz bone conduction headphones for a big price drop
 Bone conduction has been around in some form or another for some time now, but the technology still hasn’t managed to crack the mainstream. New York-based hardware startup AfterShokz may have come the closes with its line of crowdfunded Trekz wireless headphones. The Bluetooth sport bands offered up…
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Composite skeleton of Dodo bird to be auctioned
A dodo skeleton is about to take flight—at least at an auction.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Britain ratifies global climate pact
Britain ratified the Paris agreement on climate change Thursday, joining more than 100 other countries in a move that campaigners hope will prompt US President-elect Donald Trump to honour the deal.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Facebook buys Pittsburgh-based facial analysis software firm
Facebook has bought a facial analysis software firm linked to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, a move that will help the social media giant boost its artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition technology.
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Verizon’s AOL cutting 500 jobs, will focus on mobile, video
AOL is cutting about 500 jobs, or 8 percent of its workforce, as it trims back following some deals and focuses on mobile, video and data.
Big Think
Why Crawling Like a Toddler Might Be the Best New Exercise Trend in Ages
Fitness experts are praising the benefits of crawling. Read More
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TigerVPN Black Friday Sale – 45% off Annual VPN Subscriptions (from $3.70/month)
TigerVPN Black Friday Sale – 45% off Annual VPN Subscriptions (from $3.70/month)
Singularity HUB
Is Choosing Your Own Reality All It’s Cracked Up to Be?
As rapid improvements in virtual reality technology make it possible to create and live in worlds perfectly tailored to our needs, are humans nearing utopia? The idea of a VR utopia was introduced to the public consciousness by the movie The Matrix, but in the film, humans were too imperfect to live…
9to5Mac
Workflow for iOS gains redesigned actions gallery, easier automation discovery
Workflow for iOS is easily the best way to put automation to work for you on iPhone and iPad, and today the popular utility is out with a significant update that includes a cleaner look and better discovery. The gallery of automations within Workflow has been redesigned with search and profiles for…
PCWorld
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 promises five hours of battery life after a five-minute charge
Qualcomm continues to reduce the amount of time your phone needs to sit on the charger in order to juice up.With Quick Charge 4, Qualcomm promises you’ll only need five minutes to get five hours of phone use. The technology will work with the Snapdragon 835 processor, also due out next year. Exact performance…
Uncrate
Awesomatic Photo Booth
Photos aren’t just a way to capture a moment — they can also be a great way to liven up a party. The Awesomatic Photo Booth is an ideal way…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Slashdot
Facebook Stops Collecting WhatsApp User Data in Europe After Government Pressure
Facebook has stopped collecting WhatsApp user data across Europe, bowing to pressure from privacy watchdogs across the continent. The shift in policy means that European users of the messaging app will no longer have information — including phone numbers — relayed to Facebook, but the social network…
Computerworld
Chinese smartphone vendors show sales gains as Apple, Samsung decline
Third-quarter smartphone sales showed strength by Chinese vendors but declines of 6% for Apple iPhones and 14% for Samsung smartphones over last year. Samsung’s decline is unsurprising, given the furor over the overheated batteries in its Galaxy Note7s that surfaced in late August, leading to a global…
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Sony’s PlayStation Vue service now works on Apple TV
Apple might not have its own internet TV service, but the company’s Apple TV is gradually turning a into a streaming box for other services aimed at cord cutters. Sling TV is already there, and today Sony launched a PlayStation Vue app, which lets Vue subscribers stream live programming from AMC, Discovery,…
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This new drug promises fewer days a month with migraines
A drug to prevent migraines led to three fewer days a month with the crippling headaches in a late-stage test conducted by the pharmaceutical companies Amgen and Novartis. Though that may not seem like a lot of time, it means that people could have an extra 36 days a year without a migraine. The drug,…
Cool Hunting
Rick Powell Pens: After losing and breaking his writing instruments, this designer made one that’s difficult to destroy
by Paul Armstrong Rick Powell can’t seem to stop dropping, crushing or misplacing writing instruments as he designs bespoke furniture pieces in his London living room. Instead of simply accepting his fate, Powell took it upon himself to design…… Continue…
WIRED
Google’s A-Team Architects Will Shape Its New London HQ
An exclamation point for the burgeoning King’s Cross neighborhood The post Google’s A-Team Architects Will Shape Its New London HQ appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Resigns
America’s top spy, who oversees agencies like the NSA, CIA, and FBI, will leave office at the end of the Obama administration. The post Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Resigns appeared first on WIRED.
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10 best wireless headphones available today
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the news that Apple has taken the controversial step of removing the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack from its new iPhone 7.Now, no one would blame you if you want to continue using your existing headphones with the new iPhone – all you need…
Lifehacker
Give the Gift of DIY with These Kits and Tools
Sometimes, the best gift you can give is the ability to make something completely new. For the DIYer in your life, a solid new tool, starter kit, or organization tool will make them as happy as can be.Read more…
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Volkwagen wants to make you forget about diesel with new e-Golf
Volkswagen is looking for as much goodwill as it can muster. With that in mind, it introduced a new e-Golf Touch electric vehicle with range of 124 miles. The car has the same styling as it’s gas-powered sibling, so potential buyers don’t have to fre…
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The 10 Best Gifts for the Super Rich
We don’t expect you to buy anything on this list. This is a list of things we can gape at with open mouths since no one in their right minds would look at somet
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