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Bjarke Ingels on Hyperloop One, and the global future of high-speed transit
We talked with Ingels and partner Jakob Lange about Hyperloop’s implications worldwide Though the deep ideological divisions dragged into the light by the recent U.S. presidential election aren’t likely to be resolved quickly, there is one thing about which most people seem to agree: the need for serious…
Spotify adds more original content with ‘Singles’ playlist – CNET
The new weekly series features original songs and covers by artists, all recorded at Spotify’s New York recording studio.
EPA to maintain 2025 emissions goals…for now – Roadshow
Something tells me that may change with the next administration, though.
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Geohot open-sources his semi-autonomous car technology
George “Geohot” Hotz’s semi-autonomous driving add-on, Comma One, didn’t work out as planned. However, that doesn’t mean the underlying technology will never see the light of day — far from it. The team has published the source code for b…
Five Rules to Finally Tame Your Inbox
An overflowing, overwhelming inbox is a common lament. How do we manage this constant stream of incoming messages? The Atlantic’s James Hamblin has five golden rules you can follow.Hamblin says his approach has helped him halve the time he usually spends on emails. Some of the methods might seem curt,…
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A Canadian Conservative Politician Promises ‘Revenge of the Comment Section’
During the election campaign, pundits frequently derided Donald Trump as an online comment section come to life. Now, a politician in Canada has rebranded her Conservative leadership bid as “revenge of the comment section.”The implication of this criticism, when it’s been thrown at Trump, has been clear:…
New supercomputer will unite x86, Power9 and ARM chips
For once, there will be a ceasefire in the war between major chip architectures x86, ARM and Power9, which will all be used in a supercomputer being built in Barcelona. The MareNostrum 4 is being built by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and will have three clusters, each of which will house Intel…
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Jake Dyson introduces hot new LED office lighting fixture
It keeps the bulb cool with a heat pipe and aluminum fins.
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BRIEF: U.S. to Expand Neutron Science Facility
BRIEF: U.S. to Expand Neutron Science Facility Oak Ridge National Laboratory has released reports on plans to expand a major scientific research facility — the Spallation Neutron Source. Oak-Ridge.jpg Artist’s rendition of the…
The 8 Netflix features we desperately need in our lives
Netflix finally did it. On Tuesday, the beloved streaming service debuted the feature we’ve all been waiting years for. Subscribers can now download certain movies and TV shows to watch later, without an internet connection. While binge-watchers everywhere are celebrating this game-changing opportunity…
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Next-generation snowshoes replace metal frame with EVA foam
Snowshoes have been around for thousands of years, and trace their origins back to Central Asia where they were first believed to have been used by nomads for hunting and cross-country travel during the long winter months. Those early incarnations were mainly made of wood that was strung together with…
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Crazy new brain-scanning technique may help identify, ‘overwrite’ your phobias
In Michel Gondry’s 2004 movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Jim Carrey’s protagonist undergoes a brain-training technique to erase the painful memories he has after splitting from his girlfriend. Could a similar technology be used in real life not to eradicate Kate Winslet from your memory…
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IDC report forecasts declining iPhone shipments, but Android sees growth
Android will see a 5.2 percent bump in market share, but 2016 won’t be kind to Apple. According to the International Data Corporation’s latest forecasts for smartphone shipments, 2016 may be the “first full year of declining shipments for Apple’s iPhone.” Android and  iOS will make up a little more…
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Improve your swing with these smart golf grips from Microsoft
Golf is a game of impossibilities. Whack the golf ball into the hole from hundreds of yards away. It shouldn’t be possible, and yet people can be really good at it. For the rest of us, we need a little more training. Thanks to Microsoft, that training just got a little bit easier. One of the most important… – latest science and technology news stories
Wacky gifts for the tech-savvy person who has everything
The latest technology can make for an easy holiday gift, but when it comes to the ultra-tech-savvy people in your life, finding a cool gadget they don’t already own can be tough.
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Gifts for your athletic (or wannabe athletic) friend
Gift Guides Gifts for those who run, lift, and everything in between Here’s our recommendation for all the athletes in your life—whether they are running a six minute mile or an eleven minute one, these gifts will help them get the job…
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Deal: Saberlight Flameless Lighter 2pk.
Price: $38  | BuyLight up without flint or lighter fluid with these high-tech lighters. They use an electrically-generated plasma charge to ignite, and are windproof and splashproof. Grab a pair now for 81% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop. More Awesome Stuff: Deal: LighterBro StealthDeal: Flameless…
Amazon will literally truck your data into its cloud
It can be hard moving large amounts of data to the cloud. Even with consistent 10 Gbps of data transfer, it would take years to get hundreds of petabytes from an on-premises data center to a public cloud provider. Amazon is aiming to speed that process up with a high-capacity data transfer product:…
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Big biology projects warm up to preprints
Consortium backed by US National Institutes of Health is first major biology programme to mandate online publication of results ahead of peer review.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21074
Seagate Introduces External Hard Drive That Automatically Backs Up To Amazon’s Cloud
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Seagate and Amazon have partnered up on a $99 1TB external hard drive that automatically backs up everything stored on it to the cloud. The Seagate Duet drive’s contents are cloned to Amazon Drive, so you can be pretty confident that your important…
Stay on the offensive with real-time analytics (VB Live)
VB LIVE: Don’t just stay on top of real-time data — use it to stay two steps ahead. But if you can’t separate the wheat from the chaff, you won’t just make bad decisions, you’ll look bad, too. Join this VB Live event for insight into finding and turning the right information into actionable insight….
Everything announced at AWS re:Invent 2016 so far
For the past five years, Amazon has held a big conference for customers of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud division in Las Vegas. Software industry people and existing customers have always paid attention. But this year AWS has become such a financial juggernaut for Amazon that it has become a bigger…
Halo gets esports reality show from ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ creators
One of Microsoft’s biggest gaming properties is getting its own reality show. Halo studio 343 Industries is partnering with Pilgrim Media on a reality-competition esports series for Halo 5: Guardians. This is the first production to come out of Pilgrim’s previously announced collaboration with Hollywood…
The Bots Landscape evolves, adds heavyweights like Google Assistant, funds 14 more Slack bots
GUEST: About a year ago I left Google to join Slack, and I hit the ground running. The team I joined was really excited about the platform we were planning to launch and things were super hectic. We were working with partners to implement bots, deliberating if developers will understand and buy into…
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Now your smartphone can even analyze sperm
If a couple is having difficulty conceiving a child, it’s important that the man get a motility test done – it shows how active his sperm are. The problem is, a lot of guys feel awkward about going to a clinic and “providing a sample” on-site. That’s where Medical Electronic Systems’ YO system…
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Optimum to deploy fiber capable of 10 Gbps internet to all customers
The United States’ fourth largest cable provider is making a big expansion into fiber. Altice USA — the owner of Optimum, Suddenlink, and Lightpath — intends to build out fiber connections to “all” Optimum customers and “most” Suddenlink customers within five years, beginning in 2017. Altice hasn’t…
QuickLogic Introduces eFPGA (Embedded FPGA)
The burgeoning IoT market’s extremely wide variety of end products and product variants can be addressed using SoCs containing embedded programmable logic.
Spark, the Super Customizable Email App, Is Now Available On Mac
Spark, one of our favorite email apps for iPhone and iPad, has made the jump to Mac. Now you can use all of your custom filters, gestures, smart notifications on your laptop or desktop—and it’s still free.Readdle, Spark’s developers, have finally fulfilled their longtime promise of bringing the easy-to-personalize…
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How LBJ Foresaw the Election of Donald Trump
As the US prepares for a change in power, Professor Sanford Levinson says dialogue that was formerly bound to people’s inner monologue has been “liberated” into the public space.Read More Full Feed
Steve Mnuchin To Be Nominated Treasury Secretary, Nancy Pelosi Re-Elected House Dem Leader, Nazi Haircuts: P.M. Links
President-elect Donald Trump said he would leave his business “in total” before assuming the presidency, yielding Twitter praise from the Office of Government Ethics. Trump indicated he would nominate Steve Mnuchin to be treasury secretary. Nancy Pelosi was re-elected House Minority Leader. The Charlotte…
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New possibility in treating aggressive ovarian cancer, study shows
A recent discovery may lead to a new treatment strategy for an aggressive ovarian cancer subtype. Ovarian cancer is the most deadly gynecological cancer and it is the seventh most common cancer in women worldwide. Most women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed at the advanced stage, which is more difficult…
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Study suggests prescribing of baclofen for alcohol dependence ‘should be reconsidered’
The drug baclofen has received high visibility as a possible breakthrough treatment for alcohol dependence. Now a new randomized controlled trial found no evidence for the usefulness of high-dose baclofen in treating alcoholism when added to psychosocial treatments.
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Eye surgery of the future: Gentle, efficient, out-patient surgery
The eye surgery of the future will be performed on an out-patient basis, and will be gentle and efficient, say experts.
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Tail hairs reveal dietary choices of three horse species in the Gobi Desert
Przewalski’s horse, a species of wild horse that has been successfully reintroduced to the Gobi Desert, shares its pasture grounds with wild asses and free-roaming domestic horses. A scarce supply of food could lead to food competition among the different species, especially if they make the same dietary…
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Sedentary lifestyle may impair academic performance in boys
A sedentary lifestyle is linked to poorer reading skills in the first three school years in 6-8 year old boys, according to a new study. The study investigated the longitudinal associations of physical activity and sedentary time with reading and arithmetic skills in 153 children aged 6-8 years old in…
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Throwing new light on printed organic solar cells
Scientists are able to improve the efficiency of solar cells more than threefold, outlines a new report. The solar cells are a flexible, lightweight and environmentally-friendly and have the capacity to be printed in different colours and shapes. They are a contrast to their inorganic competitors as…
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Speed warning system saves lives and reduces emissions
Universal adoption of the ISA speed warning system in Norway could reduce both the average speed of vehicles and their emissions, concludes a recent report. Lower speeds also lead to fewer fatalities and serious injuries on the roads.
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Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risk to stomach, study suggests
Stomach bleeds caused by aspirin are considerably less serious than the spontaneous bleeds that can occur in people not taking the drug, concludes a new study.
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New method to improve predictions
Researchers have created a new method to analyze big data that better predicts outcomes in health care, politics and other fields.
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Preschoolers’ expectations shape how they interpret speech
When we listen to people speak, we aren’t just hearing the sounds they’re making, we’re also actively trying to infer what they’re going to say. Someone might misspeak, forget a word, or be drowned out by background noise, and yet we often get their meaning anyway. This is because we use our past experience…
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CRISPR used for first time to correct clotting in newborn and adult mice
CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful genome editing tool, is showing promise for efficient correction of disease-causing mutations. For the first time, researchers have developed a dual gene therapy approach to deliver key components of a CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene targeting system to mice to treat hemophilia B. This…
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Laser technique boosts aerial imaging of woodlands
A ground-breaking technique that allows green spaces to be mapped in 3D from an aircraft could boost biodiversity, aid human wellbeing and even help protect rainforests, say experts.
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Tailor-made membranes for the environment
The combustion of fossil energy carriers in coal and gas power plants produces waste gases that are harmful to the environment. Researchers are working on methods to not only reduce such gases, but also utilize them. They are developing ceramic membranes with which pure hydrogen can be separated from…
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How did web-based cognitive therapy work for insomnia?
How well did a web-based cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia intervention work in a randomized clinical trial? A new article reports that adults assigned to receive the fully automated and interactive web-based Sleep Healthy Using the Internet (SHUTi) intervention had improved sleep compared with…
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Method for storing vaccines at room temperature
Several simple and inexpensive techniques make it possible to store antiviral-vaccines at room temperature for several months. This discovery could make a difference in inaccessible areas and developing countries where maintaining cold-chain transportation of vaccines is complicated and expensive.
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Brain training video games help low-vision kids see better
Studies going back several years have shown that playing action video games (AVG) can help improve visual acuity. A new study by vision scientists has found that children with poor vision see vast improvement in their peripheral vision after only eight hours of training via kid-friendly video games….
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Aerobic exercise preserves brain volume and improves cognitive function
Using a new MRI technique, researchers found that adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who exercised four times a week over a six-month period experienced an increase in brain volume in specific, or local, areas of the brain, but adults who participated in aerobic exercise experienced greater…
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Better understanding phagocytes
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays an important role in regulating the body’s fluid levels and blood pressure. However, a new signal path in the RAS may also have a substantial influence on immune cells, as a recent study has found.
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Drug delivery modification sidesteps allergic responses
Biomedical engineers have reconfigured a popular drug-delivery technology to evade immune responses that have halted some clinical trials. Polyethylene glycol, commonly known as PEG, is a polymer commonly found in commercial products from toothpaste to cosmetics, and also in pharmaceuticals. PEG is used…
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Controlled electron pulses
The discovery of photoemission, the emission of electrons from a material caused by light striking it, was an important element in the history of physics for the development of quantum mechanics. Scientists have successfully measured photoemission from sharp metal needles on a scale never before achieved.
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Flu forecasts successful on neighborhood level
A computer model has been developed to predict the onset, duration, and magnitude of influenza outbreaks for New York City boroughs and neighborhoods. They found the model effective in a test using data from 2008-2013.
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Zika and glaucoma linked for first time in new study
The Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants who were exposed to the virus during gestation, a team of researchers has explained in the first report outlining the evidence.
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Corals much older than previously thought, study finds
Coral genotypes can survive for thousands of years, possibly making them the longest-lived animals in the world, according to a new report.
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Intensification of land use leads to the same species everywhere
In places where humans use grasslands more intensively, it is not only the species diversity that decreases — the landscape also becomes more monotonous, and ultimately only the same species remain everywhere. This results in nature no longer being able to provide its ‘services’, which range from soil…
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Study reveals key role of mRNA’s ‘fifth nucleotide’ in determining sex in fruit flies
A team of scientists has shown how a common mRNA modification, N6-methyladenosine (m6A), regulates gene expression to determine the sex of fruit flies. The function of m6A, an mRNA modification known as the ‘fifth nucleotide’, has long been a mystery. But a new study has revealed that m6A plays a key…
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Virus-inspired delivery system transfers microscopic cargo between human cells
Scientists have developed blueprints that instruct human cells to assemble a virus-like delivery system that can transport custom cargo from one cell to another. The research is a step toward a nature-inspired means for delivering therapeutics directly to specific cell types within the body.
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Key insight about mitochondrial replacement therapy
Mitochondrial donors should be carefully selected to avoid transmission of harmful mutations, outlines a new report. Mitochondrial replacement therapy offers hope for women genetically predisposed to pass on mutant mitochondria, the tiny powerhouses inside nearly every cell of the body. Mitochondrial…
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After concussion, rest may not always be the best medicine, experts say
Prescribed rest—both physical and mental—is the standard treatment for concussion. But a growing body of evidence suggests that a more active, targeted approach might provide better outcomes for some patients, reports a new article.
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What makes Bach sound like Bach? New dataset teaches algorithms classical music
MusicNet is the first publicly available large-scale classical music dataset designed to allow machine learning algorithms to tackle a wide range of open challenges — from automated music transcription to listening recommendations based on the structure of music itself.
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The economy of cold soil blues
For many farmers, in-furrow starter application is a cheaper alternative to other starter fertilizers. New research suggests it does not provide an economic benefit in most situations, however.
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An eye for fashion: Researcher finds optical illusion garments can improve body image
Optical illusion dresses have the power to change how women see their bodies, suggests the author of a new report. The research has implications for retailers and designers who may find that incorporating some of these designs will lead to a better shopping experience for their female customers.
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Human ancestor ‘Lucy’ was a tree climber, new evidence suggests
Since the discovery of the fossil dubbed Lucy 42 years ago this month, paleontologists have debated whether the 3 million-year-old human ancestor spent all of her time walking on the ground or instead combined walking with frequent tree climbing.
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New gene edited, fluorescently tagged human stem cell lines released
The Allen Institute for Cell Science has released the Allen Cell Collection: the first publicly available collection of gene edited, fluorescently tagged human induced pluripotent stem cells that target key cellular structures with unprecedented clarity. Distributed through the Coriell Institute for…
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The British Film Institute plans to digitize at least 100,000 ‘at-risk’ TV programs
The British Film Institute announced a five-year plan yesterday that includes the promise to digitize and preserve at least 100,000 “at-risk” TV shows. The shows span genres, and include comedies, dramas, documentary series, children’s TV, and “breakfast television.” You likely haven’t heard of most…
Digital Trends
NASA collaborates with Amazon’s Alexa to answer all your questions about Mars
You’ve got questions and Alexa’s got answers. Now, in addition to news about the weather, traffic, football scores, and other earthly information Amazon’s smart assistant can offer, she will also start educating you on … grander topics. Specifically, those concerned with Mars. It’s all thanks to NASA,…
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Path Breath + Fat Band wearable uses your breath to measure your fitness
It’s crucial for consuming calories, so shouldn’t you use your mouth to lose those calories as well? That, at least, is the thinking behind a new kind of fitness wearable that doesn’t depend on your wrist or even your chest to help you keep tabs on your health and shed those pounds — instead, it’s all…
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Facebook thwarts Prisma’s live-streaming video effects, denies app API access
Just a few weeks ago, Prisma beat Facebook to the punch with artistic video filters for live videos — but now the social media giant has thwarted the app’s attempts to expand into live streaming by denying API access. Prisma’s popular art filters are applied to both stills and videos, using artificial…
Amazon has a shiny new startup accelerator to advance conversational AI
 Big tech companies have been creating accelerators left and right to evangelize their brands and get developers engaged with APIs and other open-source efforts. Today, Amazon joined the crowd by announcing a new program for startups developing conversational AI. This is Amazon’s first foray into the…
Google Maps for iOS updated w/ ‘Nearby Traffic’ widget, ability to search for places along a route
Google today is pushing a new version of Google Maps to iOS users. The update, which brings the app to version 4.25, includes a pair of new features. There’s additional optimization for iOS 10’s widget functionality, as well as a new feature that will make it considerably easier to find a place to…
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Canada’s Latest Pipeline Could Drive Endangered Killer Whales to Extinction
Southern Resident Killer Whale mother and calf. Image: NOAA’s National Ocean Service/FlickrThe killer whales that ply coastal waters near BC and Washington State are iconic to the area. Yet the newly approved Kinder Morgan pipeline threatens to drive this already-endangered population to extinction,…
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Deforestation spikes in Brazilian Amazon
Illegal land clearing hits highest levels since 2008 as environmental policies come under attack.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21083
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Need More Time in the Day?
Over on our sister site, The Focus Course, we just peeled back the curtain to finally announce something we’ve been working on for months: The Creative Focus Online Summit. It’s an online event that starts this coming Monday, December 5th. And, to be candid, this is one of the biggest things we’ve…
Google’s Santa Tracker gets updated with Pokemon Go-type game – CNET
Get ready to track that fat guy in the red suit on December 24 and collect some virtual presents in your town while you wait.
Matt Damon Vs. Chinese Monsters Movie The Great Wall Gets an Appropriately Epic New Trailer
The new international trailer for Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall runs nine minutes and has no subtitles, so unless you’re multilingual you will mostly only be able to understand Matt Damon’s dialogue. However, you only need eyeballs to appreciate all the insanely lavish costumes, weapons, and battle scenes.Read…
Inside the life of a techie soldier
It all started with a toaster. When Army Corporal Neftali Delgado awoke one day as a child only to find that the family toaster had stopped working, he decided to take it apart and see what was wrong.    Cpl. Delgado turned his passion and interest in fixing various devices into a career with…
Giant Manta Rays Are More Badass Than We Realized
New research shows that giant manta rays, known only to consume plankton near the ocean surface, are far more predatory than we thought, swimming to extreme depths to catch their prey.Read more…
MusicNet aims to give machine learning algorithms a taste for Beethoven
 We’ve got machine learning systems captioning images, synthesizing speech and translating between languages, but it seems we’ve been neglecting their cultural development. Would you believe the future rulers of this planet are largely ignorant of classical music? A new project looks to change that with…
Dusk’s new app lets you live stream anonymously
 Online anonymity can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can give people a voice when they’d otherwise be afraid to speak up — whether that’s because of fear of government surveillance, discussing a topic that’s known to provoke cyberbullying or because the topic itself is sensitive — like…
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Amazon’s image recognition AI can identify your dog down to its breed
We’ve all had a lot of fun playing around with image recognition machine learning AIs from the likes of Google and Microsoft. Today, Amazon’s getting in the game with the launch of its own tool, Amazon Rekognition, which aims to provide deep-learning services to developers. While the tool isn’t public-facing… Full Feed
The Guy Who Subpoenaed Reason, Preet Bharara, Met With Donald Trump Today
Remember last year, when Reason got slammed with a subpoena and subsequent gag order from the U.S. attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York? Yeah, well the guy whose John Hancock is on that grand jury subpoena—Preet Bharara—was hanging out with President-elect Donald Trump today. Bharara…
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Amcrest ProHD Outdoor 3 Megapixel POE Bullet IP Security Camera $85
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LED Imitation steampunk bulbs coming to your hipster coffee shop soon
They are finally getting good enough to fool you into thinking they are old and incandescent.
Capsule: The Design-Savvy Furniture Collection Makes Trendy Essentials for Any Home
We’ve all been told we need a capsule wardrobe — a few, essential items that create a signature…
18% off GoPro HERO+ LCD HD Video Camera – Deal Alert
The perfect entry-level GoPro + Wi-Fi and touch display is currently discounted 18% on Amazon. HERO+ LCD delivers 1080p60 video and 8MP photos, and features the convenience of a touch display. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connect to the GoPro App to allow for shot preview, total camera control and easy…
How to restore missing desktop icons in Windows
A reader asks:  “How do I get my desktop icons back on Windows? My nephew was playing around with my laptop, and now my desktop is blank except for the start button on the lower right. I’m sure I’ll smack my forehead when I learn how to fix this, but does anyone have an idea what he did and how…
Angry Birds maker is Hatch-ing a new subscription streaming game service on Android
Rovio’s Angry Birds heyday may long be over, but it’s not out of the game just yet. Starting next year, spin-off company Hatch will launch a new subscription streaming service on Android that looks to change the way we play games on our phones.Instead of downloading what you want to play, users will…
Hate incidents spike after Trump wins election
A Louisiana woman was standing at a red light when three white men pulled up in a truck.  “Fuck your black life!” one of them yelled at her. As they drove away, laughing, one of them chanted “Trump!” Such is just one of many reported incidents of hate compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)…
This Specific Gene Could Determine How Much You Drink
Do you tend to (stupidly) drink yourself into oblivion when you head out to the bar or hang out with friends? You might not just be making terrible choices. It might not be […]
NFL suspends player for using marijuana to treat Crohn’s disease
The NFL handed Buffalo Bills lineman Seantrel Henderson a 10-game suspension on Tuesday for violating the league’s controlled substance policy.  Henderson was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease last year, and uses marijuana to cope with the effects. His 10-game suspension comes after serving an additional…
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After mothballing Comma One, George Hotz releases free autonomous car software
Enlarge / A sketch of the Comma Neo. (credit: In Silicon Valley, hacker George Hotz gained fast fame after being the first to unlock an iPhone. He recently capitalized on his reputation and turned to hacking cars, raising millions in funding to build a third-party device that would give…
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The Blockchain Revolution: From Organisations to Organism | Matan Field | TEDxBreda
The blockchain revolution and Decentralized Autonomous Organisations as a new form of life! Matan Field is a blockchain researcher and entrepreneur. While researching String Theories in the academy, he has discovered the blockchain at the end of 2013 and founded LaZooz, a decentralized ride-sharing…
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Reducing overfishing by improving the fish itself | Kasper Janssen | TEDxBreda
How can we take the breeding of fish, by balancing selection for different traits and economic optimization to the next level? Kasper Janssen has always been passionate about aquatic life. In his work he aims to make aquaculture a better alternative to fisheries. His current PhD research at Wageningen…
This Android malware is hacking into your Google account to install apps
Your Google accounts could have been compromised if you own a Android phone, thanks to a new malware variant known as “Gooligan.” The malware has infected more than 1 million accounts, according to research released Wednesday from cyber security company Check Point, and that figure is growing by a massive…
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Restored Modernist Cape Cod retreat with gorgeous views is available to rent
Designed by Charlie Zehnder in 1970 Cape Cod, Massachusetts is home to some stunning Modernist architecture. Over 110 homes were built between 1930 and 1970 here, once described as a place where “Yankee ingenuity meets Modernist simplicity” by Peter McMahon, and includes the iconic Hatch Cottage designed…
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Incredible discovery of 40,000-year-old tools for art and engineering
Evidence from a cave in eastern Ethiopia has revealed something extraordinary about the origins of symbolic thought among humans. Forty thousand years ago, Porc-Epic Cave was surrounded by lush grassland full of lakes and rivers. It was home to a thriving community of people who devoted…
How a Stupid Joke Can Earn You More Money During Salary Negotiations
You’d think a salary negotiation is the last place you’d want to crack wise, but there is one type of joke that can actually influence your salary offer for the better. It all comes down to the “anchoring” effect.Anchoring is a psychological phenomenon that happens when someone names a number first in…
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Addiction Is a Disease Not a Moral Failing, Says U.S. Surgeon General
The surgeon general is pleading for a fundamental shift in how we think about addiction.Read More
Archeer USB Wall Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 $4
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Referees will wear hats with built-in GoPros during the Big Ten Championship Game
 Are you upset your team isn’t playing in a championship game this weekend and need a reason to watch? Well here’s a reason to watch at least one game on Saturday: Referees will wear hats with built-in GoPros during this weekend’s NCAA Football Big Ten Championship Game between Penn State and Wisconsin….
Sleight Is Harry Potter Without the Whimsical Bullshit
What if the hustlers and tricksters you see doing card tricks could do real magic? That’s the premise behind Sleight, a lo-fi prestidigitation movie coming to theaters next April.Read more…
Top YouTubers Say They’re Being Screwed Yet Again By The Platform
Recently, top YouTubers are saying that, yet again, the behemoth video sharing network is fucking them over. This time, it’s about an alleged issue with subscribers—suddenly, they’re disappearing. And, no, it’s not because they unsubscribed. YouTube, for their part, denies that there’s a glitch.Read…
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Accessories : Batman Signal Pinstripe Tie
Signal of fashion. Don’t commit fashion crimes with Batman on the lookout. He may not knock you around like the normal baddies, but he’ll certainly judge you from a dark corner of the room. $54.99
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Clothing : Doctor Who 12th Doctor Socks
A Hug From The Doctor on your feet. Cozy up to the Doctor Who Christmas Special wearing a new pair of Doctor Who socks featuring the Twelfth Doctor in his signature pose on one sock and “I Am The Doctor” in bold text on the other.
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Collectibles : Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers
A more civilized weapon. Everybody needs a lightsaber. Everybody. All of life’s problems can be solved (or prevented) with a lightsaber. And these Force FX Lightsabers are as close to the real deal as they come – featuring movie accurate lights and sounds. $134.99 – $179.99
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The Manual’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
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jean nouvel presents plans for monad terrace residences in miami beach
dubbed ‘the reflection machine’, the scheme sees 59 individually designed waterfront residences positioned around a man-made lagoon. The post jean nouvel presents plans for monad terrace residences in miami beach appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Email from Apple CEO reportedly details long-awaited ‘AirPod’ ship date
It’s been 75 days since Apple first announced the iPhone 7. That’s 75 days where customers were promised the solution to all of our headphone jack-less iPhone’s would soon come to an end. 75 days where iPhone owners were required to either purchase a third-party solution or use an adapter to connect…
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BumpOut portable speaker expands to improve audio quality from your phone
Looking to turn your phone into a more useful and fully fledged speaker? BumpOut might be the speaker for you. The device, just been launched on Indiegogo, aims to offer a slim and ergonomic speaker that is comfortable to carry yet still boasts a premium audio quality.The coolest thing about the speaker?…
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Nicolas Cage takes on a sinister government agency in ‘Humanity Bureau’
As an actor, Nicolas Cage has jumped around a variety of different fictional timelines, but his most recent project will take him to the near future. The actor has signed on to star in the sci-fi/action thriller The Humanity Bureau, reports Variety. In the film, the actor will play a caseworker at a…
The Loudest Possible Ways to Cheer for Your Team at a Sporting Event
It’s game day. You want to be as loud as you possibly can so people know who you’re cheering for, and so you can mess with the opposing team’s heads. Here are your best options.In this video, youtuber Mark Rober shows you the loudest ways to support your favorite sports team. After testing seven of the…
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The Surprising Solution to the Imposter Syndrome | Lou Solomon | TEDxCharlotte
Answers to the self-doubt experienced by successful people can help anyone build a stronger sense of self. 70% of successful people have experienced the feelings associated with the Impostor Syndrome, such as fear of failure and perfectionism. Whether you have it, or know someone who does, there are…
These online maps are tracking the outbreak of violence and harassment in America
It has only been three weeks since Donald Trump won the election, but in that time, harassment and hate-related incidents across the country have increased. To fight the outbreak of violence and intimidation, some organizations are turning to digital maps.  The wave of horrible acts prompted even Trump…
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Paths to Polymathy | Ben Vandgrift | TEDxCharlotte
Learn to learn, by example. While there’s a lot of conversation around how great polymaths are, getting there yourself is still a mystery. Let’s pull back the curtain on that, and look at a spectrum of learning pathways for growing your own knowledge. I want them to walk away from this talk with their… Full Feed
How Bitcoin Is Undermining Socialism in Latin America
“People are driven by their self-interest [which is why] they’re always going to use the best tool [at their disposal],” says bitcoin entrepreneur Rodrigo Souza. “And that’s why I think technology is going to drive us to a freer society.” Souza has played an important role in the growing popularity…
German Mission to the Moon Will Prove the Apollo Landings Weren’t a Hoax
A German Lunar X-Prize team has announced its intentions to send two mobile probes to the Moon to inspect the lunar rover left behind by the Apollo 17 mission. Finally, something that’ll get the Moon landing conspiracy nutters to shut the hell up. Read more…
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Suit full of sensors may boost stroke rehab
After stroke patients finish their programs at rehabilitation clinics, it’s important to know how they progress at home. That’s why Bart Klaassen, a PhD student at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, developed the Interaction System. At the heart of the technology is a sensor-laden…
Tesla will move to open Richmond store after DMV win
 Tesla has won the right to open and operate its own dealership in Virginia, after the state Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner reversed a ruling from September denying it a license. In his decision, the commissioner cited overwhelming public support, as well as unique sales and service requirements…
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How to Buy a Parts Car
LinkYouTuber ChrisFix teaches us how to look for a parts car – a cheap vehicle that you’re going to strip for parts for your existing cars. You’re going to have to do a fair amount of research, but it could save you a lot of money. More Awesome Stuff: 1929 Packard Boattail SpeedsterDIY Odometer FixThe…
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Illuminated Snowman Christmas Tree
This festive alternative to the traditional evergreen Christmas tree resembles a giant pre-lit snowman with 452 glistening white PVC pine needles, 300 bright white LEDs, and decorated with two twig arms, a carrot nose, a top hat, a scarf, five black buttons, and a huge snowman head topping the tree.Click…
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NFL Football Leather Coasters
Crafted from the same Horween leather used to make an NFL football, these circular coasters are sure to give your drinks a good grip and prevent them from spilling and slipping all over your nice furniture on game dayClick Here For Complete Details Full Feed
Oakland Mayor Disses Nevada’s $750 Million Subsidy for Raiders—Then Proposes $200 Million Subsidy of Her Own to Keep The Team In Cali
Despite saying it would not be “responsible” for Nevada lawmakers to spend $750 million worth of taxpayer money to lure the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf is now out with her own publicly funded deal to keep the team in the city. As reported by The San Francisco Chronicle,…
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Crowdfunded campaign aims to bring print-on-demand to photography books
Technology has allowed book printers to print just one title at a time with print-on-demand services like Amazon’s CreateSpace — but what about photo books? The Out of the Phone Project is aiming to make the printing of fine art photography books easily accessible by crowdfunding the development of an…
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Fans get a surprise on Ridley Scott’s birthday: An ‘Alien: Covenant’ set photo
It may be Ridley Scott’s birthday, but his fans also received a present on Wednesday: a new, behind-the-scenes Alien: Covenant photo. The image shows Scott working hard on the set; he may be 79 now, but he does not seem to be showing any signs of slowing down.Alien: Covenant is set to follow 2012’s Prometheus,…
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New Transportation Secretary could go light on regulations for Uber and Lyft
Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing companies may find new support in Washington, D.C. Elaine Chao, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head up the Department of Transportation, has voice support for a light hand in regulating sharing or ‘gig economy’ companies, Fortune reported. Chao previously…
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Why 2,300 Scientists Sent a Letter to the Trump Transition Team
For many scientists, “concerned” feels like the understatement of the year.More than 2,300 scientists around the US have co-signed a letter written by the Union of Concerned Scientists to the incoming administration, including 22 Nobel Prize winners and former presidential advisors. It lays out the scientific…
2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Tech
Staying on the cutting edge isn’t cheap, so our 2016 Tech Holiday Gift Guide runs a little pricier than the others. But the practicality and sheer cool factor of these devices — which include both Google’s and Amazon’s home assistants, the best noise cancelling headphones, the best e-reader, a portable…
Remains of the Day: Uber Wants to Track Your Location Even When You’re Not Using It
Uber recently started asking permission to collect your location data even when you aren’t using the app, and some people are understandably concerned. Uber says that they won’t literally track you everywhere you go; they just need a little more data about your pick-up and drop-off.Some people are reticent…
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Apple’s renewed fight against AIDS includes new iPhone cases
Apple has made a tradition of marking World AIDS Day with a campaign to donate to the Product (RED) charity, and it’s going the extra mile for its 10th year of support. On top of the company’s existing (RED) gear (which sends a contribution to the Global Fund’s fight against AIDS), it’s launching four…
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Leaked tape shows plane suffered fuel problem
A recording has emerged of the pilot of the plane carrying the Chapecoense football team talking to air traffic control in Colombia.
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Dramatic NatGeo photos show how climate change is transforming the world
The effects of climate change are already visible in communities across the world. Prolonged droughts are zapping fields dry from Texas to Tanzania. Powerful storms are flooding homes from North Carolina to Nepal. At the farthest ends of the planet, glaciers are melting and habitats are vanishing. SEE…
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Magnus Carlsen wins third world chess title
Norway’s Magnus Carlsen beats Russia’s Sergey Karjakin to win World Chess Championship for the third time.
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Small text won’t be an issue with Virgin Media’s huge 14-inch TellyTablet
Humongous Android tablets are not new, given the existence of Samsung’s Galaxy View and Alcatel’s Xess, but the market for them is very niche. With that said, British firm Virgin Media took a crack at it anyway with the TellyTablet, which was announced alongside the company’s first 4K set-top box, CNET reports….
Marinate Tough Greens in Oil (and Use It for Dressing) for Tastier Salads
Tough greens, like kale and collard greens, can take some work to make them suitable for salad but if you marinate them in oil for a bit first, you’ll tenderize them, make your salad even tastier, and start a light dressing all at the same time.The waxy coating on greens like kale is oil soluble, which…
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BIG + BARCODE to design terraced “Sluishuis” complex in Amsterdam
BIG has another terraced building in the works. This time around, the practice led a team with Rotterdam-based BARCODE Architects to design the competition-winning scheme for “Sluishuis”, a new 46,000 m2 mixed-use development proposed for IJburg Lake at the edge of Amsterdam. The residential complex…
Your Very Own Crystal Maze in Your Back Garden, Courtesy of Garden Igloos and Solardome
Who hasn’t wished they could be a competitor as they watch “The Crystal Maze,” the Channel…
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The octogenarians who do the splits
In Sun City, USA, a group of woman aged 55-84 have formed a cheerleading and marching squad.
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Afghan policewomen face down their fears to serve
The Afghan women risking all to join the police.
DJI Inspire 2 top speed reduced to preserve video quality
DJI introduced the Inspire 2 drone earlier this month, listing it with a top speed of 67MPH — highway speeds, and one of many exciting features. That top speed has been reduced slightly by DJI, however, which bumped the Inspire 2 drone’s top speed down to 58MPH. This move was necessary, according to…
Deeper discounts push Google Pixel ahead of iPhone 7 during Black Friday weekend
Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are wrapped, we’re starting to see some data roll in that shows the most popular purchases of the weekend. New data from Localytics shows that, in terms of smartphones, the Google Pixel beat out the iPhone 7 as the most popular purchase this weekend, but it’s…
The First 10 Things To Do When Your PC Can’t Run A New Game
Art by Angelica AlzonaYou just got a new PC game! Hoo buddy, you are excited. You’ve been looking forward to this one for years. You load it up and… oh, hell.Something’s off. Your frame-rate is bucking wildly. The mouse input is all wrong. The introductory sequence hangs for a second or two every time…
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Fight Aging predicts the sequence of arrival for meaningful antiaging therapies
The full antiaging rejuvenation toolkit of the next few decades will consist of a range of different treatments, each targeting a different type of molecular damage in cells and tissues. Fightaging predicts the likely order of arrival of some of these therapies, based on what is presently going on in…
Expedia now has an Alexa skill for flight updates and car rentals
Expedia customers can now use Amazon’s Alexa to ask for flight updates and rent a car, the company announced today. The skill can also be used to ask questions about hotel bookings, flights, loyalty points balance, and rental car reservations. The ability to buy millions of items from the Amazon marketplace…
The limitations of letting chatbots imitate humans
GUEST: Chatbots have faced a lot of criticism in recent months. They’ve been called dumb, frustrating and useless, and a waste of time. Of course, a lot of that criticism has been fair — there are a lot of dumb, frustrating, useless, waste-of-time chatbots out there, after all. But there’s one piece…
Amazon unveils Dash button for AWS IoT with twice the battery life of the original
During the busiest week of the year for the public cloud infrastructure provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS) today said that it has developed a new version of its IoT (internet of things) button with twice the battery capacity as the original, which made its debut in May. It appears that this news is…
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What if corporations ruled the world? 4 nightmare scenarios from ‘Incorporated’
A work-life balance may be one of the most difficult relationships to maintain as an adult. Taking work home can burden your social life and handling personal issues at work can weaken your job performance. Syfy’s new science fiction drama Incorporated explores a future that precludes that balance because…
How chatbots will factor into elections
GUEST: When people ask me why they should use a bot, my answer is simple: Bots are engaging. Land on a webpage and you need to go through the effort of reading the content and figuring out the point. Land on a bot and it will (ideally) tell you exactly what you need to know when you want to know it….
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You can’t be sued or fined for online reviews with the passage of new bill
Here’s another reason terms of service agreements we all click but never read can suck. Some companies have included negative review gag clauses in their terms of service and then either levied fines or threatened legal action against people who posted poor reviews online. The U.S. Senate unanimously…
Amazon opens up Alexa’s brain to developers
Amazon just added the artificial intelligence behind its Echo speakers to the list of services it offers to businesses.  The company introduced a new service Wednesday called Lex, which allows developers and businesses to tap into the AI smarts that power Alexa for their own bots. SEE ALSO: This trick…
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Electric current and antiobiotic kill multidrug-resistant bacteria in biofilms
Washington State University researchers have successfully used a mild electric current to kill drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections. Red arrow indicates cell showing a stressed membrane. (credit: Washington State University) A…
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HandEnergy brings new twist to pocket electricity generation
A lot of mobile devices don’t offer the option of swapping in a fresh battery for uninterrupted uptime. Although external USB power banks are useful, they’re also limited by capacity. A new hybrid generator, currently funding on Kickstarter, is looking to offer on-demand power from the palm…
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America’s fourth-largest cable co. will offer 10Gbps fiber
Altice USA may not be the most recognized ISP name out there, but the country’s fourth-largest provider is about to get a big upgrade over the next five years or so. According to the company’s roadmap, Altice plans to bring high-speed, 10 Gbps fiber lines directly to its 8.3 million customers starting…
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Toll-Free Number Stems Human-Wildlife Conflicts
India’s Project Wildseve allows people who have suffered crop or livestock loss from wild animals to streamline the compensation process, thus helping both farmers and wildlife.   — Read more on – latest science and technology news stories
Cable operator Altice to launch super-fast fiber in US
European-based cable operator Altice announced plans Wednesday to launch ultra-fast broadband service as part of its expansion in the United States.
Sensor-studded suit helps track recovery of stroke patients
 Millions of people suffer from strokes every year worldwide, and severe ones can require long-term care — but as with other rehabilitation regimens, it can be hard for doctors to track the everyday activities of their patients. A high-tech suit created by a Dutch grad student may be a powerful new way…
30 gifts for the person in your life who is still mad at Nate Silver
Have you heard the news about the election? It was a real upset, especially because polls reflected an outcome which was not the one that ended up happening. SEE ALSO: There is a 100% chance that Nate Silver is f**king furious For some, placing trust in the polls was the only way they survived the…
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Maharishi and G-SHOCK Collaborate Again
For the fourth time, über-chic UK-based pacifist urban-military outfitters Maharishi have teamed up with the inspired team in the G-Shock division of Casio to co-pilot the production of a new watch, and it’s pretty damn sexy (if camo and warpaint is your thing). The watch features a khaki-esque finish…
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How Department 13’s Anti-Drone Weapon Takes Control
Shooting down unwanted drones near a crowded sports stadium or concert can be tricky business. Even a fairly small quadcopter could cause injury to people below if it falls out of the sky because a laser weapon has burned its electronics or a jammer has disrupted its flight controls. A startup has a safer…
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Shifts in Mating Strategies Help Herbicide-Resistant ‘Superweeds’ Persist
Herbicide-resistant “superweeds” change their mating strategies over time, an evolutionary shift that helps them hold onto valuable genes and outcompete other plants, according to a new study from University of Michigan researchers.
Five Must-Watch Anime Of Fall 2016
Compared to the summer’s plush anime selection, Fall 2016’s offerings are a little slim. We had Berserk, Orange, Mob Psycho 100, ReLIFE, 91 Days and other high-impact titles scattered across shonen, fantasy, shoujo and historical fiction genres. This season’s a little different. My top pics for this…
The Highlands Desktop
This landscape may look like it’s steaming or on fire, but it’s just bright, rich colors of the time of day the photo was shot—and it makes for a beautiful wallpaper. Add a little customization, and Nicolas has a great desktop worth sitting down at every day. Here’s how it’s all set up.Nicolas is using… – latest science and technology news stories
Senate takes aim at ‘bots’ that snap up concert seats
The Senate is cracking down on computer software used by ticket brokers to snap up tickets to concerts and shows.
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China will spend trillions to create its three giant integrated megaregions
China aims to fund infrastructure and public projects worth 10.6 trillion yuan ($ 1.6 trillion) through public-private partnerships (PPPs) to leverage investment from the private sectorAuthorities aim to fund a total of 9,285 infrastructure and public service projects through PPPs, said Shi Yaobin, China’s…
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Gambia election: Yahya Jammeh in bid for fifth term
Gambians are due to head to the polls to choose a president with Yahya Jammeh seeking a fifth term in office.
British Film Institute To Digitize 100,000 Old TV Shows Before They Disappear
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: Thousands of British TV programs are to be digitized before they are lost forever, the British Film Institute says. Anarchic children’s show Tiswas and The Basil Brush Show are among the programs in line for preservation. The initiative was announced as part…
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Want to make your own self-driving car? This software is here to help
You may know all about self-driving cars and even welcome their arrival, but what if you could actually make one on your own?Thanks to famed hacker Geohot (née George Hotz) and his startup, you’re already more than halfway there. In a move sure to inspire tinkerers everywhere, the crew at…
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Powering the Rift and Vive: The right tech specs for VR-ready PCs
When we discuss virtual reality equipment, we’re usually talking headsets and controllers. But when it comes to high-end VR gear, the requisite gaming PC is a major investment that can’t be overlooked. Let’s get familiar with the PC requirements for running the leading VR headsets Oculus Rift…
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Starz pulls Spotify music streaming into its apps
The pairing of Spotify and Starz in a single app seems odd, but it’s happening anyway. Subscribers to the premium channel who use its mobile app (via a direct subscription or participating cable provider — sorry Comcast customers) will notice links to the music service with its most recent update. It…
Even pets are now using medical marijuana to treat their pain
Medical cannabis is not just for humans anymore.  A growing industry of medical marijuana products is targeting our furry friends too. Edibles, oils and tinctures with an extract of cannabis, called cannabidiol, or CBD, are helping older, weak, injured, and sick pets deal with pain and other ailments. …
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Italian engineers build a safety-first terrain park in just three hours
Every ski area worth its salt has a terrain park nestled somewhere on the mountain. With their jumps, pipes, and rails, these playgrounds for skiers and snowboarders are perfect for practicing flips, spins, and other daredevil moves. As fun as they are, these terrain parks have a significant detractor…
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Everything we know about the new season of ‘Twin Peaks’
As the old saying goes, there is nothing new under the sun. More than 25 years after Twin Peaks aired its disorienting final episode, the show is slated to return, with new episodes airing on Showtime. Twin Peaks is the latest in a recent wave of TV revival series, from Full House to The X-Files. But for… all content
Why do physicists study matter under very high pressures?
Extreme conditions can lead to some interesting physics
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Genes and the Holy G: Siddhartha Mukherjee on the Dark Cultural History of IQ and Why We Can’t Measure Intelligence
“If the history of medical genetics teaches us one lesson, it is to be wary of precisely such slips between biology and culture… Genes cannot tell us how to categorize or comprehend human diversity; environments can, cultures can, geographies can, histories can.” Intelligence, Simone de Beauvoir argued,…
2016 will be 1 second longer: Google can help you cope
Like a man eager to show off his new watch, Google is encouraging anyone running IT operations to ask it for the time. The company will let anyone use its NTP (Network Time Protocol) servers, a move to help IT shops cope with the next “leap second,” which will be tacked onto 2016 just after midnight…
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Australia parliament: Second dramatic protest over asylum
Abseiling activists criticise Australia’s asylum policies in a second day of protests at parliament.
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“Mic Check” for Marine Mammals
Hearing is a vital sense for marine mammals who use it to forage, communicate and navigate. Many of these mammals produce specific vocalizations that can be used to identify the species and track their locations via acoustic monitoring. Traditionally, scientists have used underwater microphones to listen…
Magnus Carlsen Wins The 2016 World Chess Championship
Magnus Carlsen won the World Chess Championship in a soundproof glass box on Wednesday evening. Seconds after the final move, through the thick glass, he gave an exuberant double-fist pump to those of us standing in the viewing hall. It’s the third time he’s won the championship, and he has reigned as…
Teens who drifted out to sea on inflatable toys rescued by fishermen
Sitting on an inflatable flamingo in the sea seems like a great Instagram opportunity, until you get pulled further…and further out to sea. It’s what happened to four teenage girls on “Schoolies” — a spring break-style holiday for Australian school leavers — on Phillip Island in the state of Victoria. …
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FBI gains expanded hacking powers after lawmakers’ attempts to block fail
One leading senator called the expansion in powers ‘one of the biggest mistakes in surveillance policy in years’.
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Amazon, Intel partner on smart speaker reference design for Alexa products
At re:Invent, Amazon illustrated how the Alexa ecosystem is flourishing, make voice the next commonplace user interface.
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Amazon Lightsail: The private server killer
Amazon is going after hosting and virtual private server companies with its latest low-end cloud offering.
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How to download Facebook photos
Facebook has put a big emphasis on multimedia in recent years, and it’s where most of us share photos and video online. The social network is free, simple, and doesn’t require us to spend any extra time sharing with friends because that’s what it’s made for. It’s estimated that more than 300 million…
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luma pendant by siwoff+ park is a fuzzy fiber optic light ball
the light sculpture emits a calming, dreamlike light through thousands of fiber optic hairs. The post luma pendant by siwoff+ park is a fuzzy fiber optic light ball appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Stanford’s new nontoxic hydrogels are made to scale
Flexible, absorbent and versatile, hydrogels are found in everyday products like diapers and contact lenses, and have shown promise in repairing electronics, killing drug-resistant bacteria, stemming bleeding and keeping ship hulls barnacle-free. But as useful as they are, manufacturing them…
7 tech gifts for the filthy rich
You shun Black Friday and Cyber Monday as discount feeding frenzies that you’d never partake of. And when limited-edition sneakers are immediately sold out just minutes after release, you don’t flinch at paying a $1,000 premium for impossible to get $150 shoes. If this describes you or a friend you plan…
Activist’s Twitter campaign prompts advertisers to flee Breitbart
Several major brands are scrubbing their ads from far-right news outlet Breitbart following pressure from social media users. A makeshift campaign at the center of the boycott effort called Sleeping Giants claims that more than 20 advertisers have either publicly or privately agreed to remove ads from…
39 Christmas Door Décor Ideas That Aren’t Wreaths
Your front porch is the first part of the house that people see coming to your place. It should leave an impression, be cozy and inviting, so choose furniture and décor carefully to have a great outdoor space. Wreaths are the most popular front door decorations because there’s a wide choice of them…
Sony, Facebook, Google, and Samsung dominate VR, with over 50% market share
GUEST: VR is hot! But is it permanent? Those of us who are old enough to have seen the rise of virtual reality in the ‘90s and then the fall and then another rise in mid 2000 and then another fall, know that the present hype about virtual reality may not be sustainable. That said, we have also seen…
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Spark launches ‘gigabit’ broadband at 700-900Mbps speeds
The New Zealand broadband provider’s Ultra Fast Broadband service now offers users download connection speeds of between 700Mbps and 900Mbps.
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China introduces 10% extra tax on ‘super cars’
China introduces an additional 10% tax on “super cars”, including Ferrari and Rolls-Royce.
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Record Houses 2017
The editors of Architectural Record are currently inviting submissions for the 2017 Record Houses awards program. Winning projects will be selected by an editorial jury and published in the June 2017 issue of Architectural Record.
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Pacifico Optical Pops-Up To Start Summer
Bondi-based eyewear startup Pacifico Optical have made some pretty huge leaps since their conception in 2014, with famous fans Liam Hemsworth, Silvia Garcia, Jai Stevens, Ethan Turnbull and Brooke Nash all sporting their wares and flying the flag of Aussie-made sunnies. With their first retail store…
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Tracking Terrestrial Animals
What does the detection of enemy planes during WWI have to do with locating endangered Mojave Ground Squirrels? They both benefit from a technique called acoustic beamforming which uses multiple devices to find the point of intersection and pinpoint location. A team of researchers is developing a system…
How it felt to not know Trump won the election for 2 whole weeks
Joe Chandler’s “bubble of ignorance” popped last week and there’s no going back. SEE ALSO: No, voting machine hackers probably didn’t steal this election for Trump The 65-year-old calendar artist from coastal Georgia managed to stay in the dark about the election results for two full weeks. After a… Full Feed
Media Attacks on HGTV’s Gaines Family and Victoria’s Secret Might Make You Welcome Trump’s Apocalypse
We are the architects of our own suffering. A writer for Cosmopolitan is claiming that Victoria’s Secret has engaged in “racist” cultural appropriation because the company recently featured Asian-inspired lingerie in its fashion show. The post’s title states the matter plainly: “Why Can’t Victoria’s…
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How to save your Vine videos before they disappear forever
From 2012 through 2016, Vine was one of the hottest social media platforms under the sun, hosting more than 40 million short videos from more than 200 million users before Twitter decided to discontinue the service in October. Vine’s self-taught stars emulated the YouTube format, shooting themselves…
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The EU plans to cut 30 percent of its energy usage by 2030
Even if the forthcoming Trump administration doesn’t take climate change seriously, the European Union plans to slash its energy usage by nearly a third by the year 2030. By the terms of the Paris Climate Agreement, the EU already planned to cut carb…
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Tracking large neural networks in the brain by making neurons glow
A neuron glows with bioluminescent light produced by a new genetically engineered sensor. (credit: Johnson Lab, Vanderbilt University) A new kind of bioluminescent sensor developed by Vanderbilt scientists causes individual brain cells to glow in the dark, giving neuroscientists a new tool to track…
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Meat glue and crustacean shells form the right recipe for patching wounds
The kitchen and the laboratory have come together at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, where researchers have developed a method that allows a biodegradable, and biocompatible bioplastic derived from the chitin shells of crustaceans and insects to be used to patch…
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Deaths in Immune-Therapy Trials Haunt the Experimental Cancer Treatment
Companies are racing to develop a new type of cancer therapy, but scientists are still assessing their safety. Full Feed
Is Partisan Gerrymandering Unconstitutional?
Ronald Reagan was president when Michael Madigan, a Democrat, became speaker of the Illinois House in 1983. Reagan served two terms and died in 2004, and his name adorns schools, roads, parks and an airport. A generation has passed since he left the White House. And Madigan? He is still speaker, and…
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Holiday Gift Guide: The Dapper Man
The best holiday gift ideas for the dapper man, selected by our experts, to make the 2016 shopping season a breeze. …Read More »
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How to Get Your Car Unstuck from a Snow Bank
A few tips and tricks that’ll get you and your car back on the road. …Read More »
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US Judges Can Now Sign Global Hacking Warrants
On Thursday, changes to the rules around US search warrants came into effect, meaning that magistrate judges can now authorize the hacking of computers outside of their own district.Legal experts have described the move as the broadest expansion of extraterritorial surveillance power since the FBI’s…
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Samsung Pay available at Korean department chain Shinsegae after delay
Korean department chain Shinsegae, which offers its own payment solution SSG Pay, will allow Samsung Pay to be used in its stores after initially resisting it.
Hey, kids! Verizon’s got a tablet just for you – CNET
It’s play or learn — or both, as the GizmoTab turns the whole tablet experience into a game.
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Blinded by Technology, CEOs Overlook Human Talent
Many of the world’s business leaders seem fairly dazzled by the latest advances in artificial intelligence and robotics that promise to help reshape the world. A majority of CEOs surveyed in a global study said that technology would be their company’s greatest competitive advantage in the future and…
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How Inflation Ruined A Chocolate Bar
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssMoney and BanksHow Inflation Ruined A Chocolate Bar Money and Banking 0 Views Now that the presidential election is finally over, can we talk about something that actually matters?I’m referring of course to Tobleronegate, meaning the uproar surrounding…
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As oceans empty, Kenya fishermen must adapt or disappear
Pate Island, Kenya (AFP) Nov 30, 2016 Ahmed Ali Mohamed snorkels over sea grass and coral, keeping an eye out for different fish species darting through the waters below him. But his job is not to catch the fish – as his family has done for generations – instead he only counts them. Mohamed…
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World mayors gather to plot Trump-era climate plan
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 30, 2016 Mayors from scores of the world’s biggest cities gathered in Mexico Wednesday to plot their strategy for fighting climate change in the face of skepticism from US President-elect Donald Trump. As leaders of busy, polluted cities home to millions of people, they…
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Philip Morris looking towards cigarette phase-out
London (AFP) Nov 30, 2016 Tobacco giant Philip Morris is aiming to stop selling conventional cigarettes and replace them with a less harmful product, its chief executive said Wednesday. As the firm launched its smokeless iQOS cigarette in Britain, Andre Calantzopoulos told BBC radio that the…
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Anti-whaling activist fined for animal cruelty in Faroes
Copenhagen (AFP) Nov 30, 2016 Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd said Wednesday it planned to use a conviction against one of its members for breaching the Faroe Islands’ animal welfare law to stop the archipelago’s controversial whale hunt. Sea Shepherd captain Jessie Treverton was on Friday fined…
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Green groups pressure Spain over ‘at risk’ wetlands
Madrid (AFP) Nov 30, 2016 Environmentalists piled pressure on Spain Wednesday over its sprawling Donana wetlands, a UNESCO World Heritage site they believe is at risk and could be put on the UN body’s list of endangered habitats. Greenpeace activists blocked natural gas operations near the wetland…
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S. Korea confirms more cases of deadly bird flu
Seoul (AFP) Nov 30, 2016 South Korea Wednesday revealed new cases of a deadly strain of bird flu as authorities said they had slaughtered two million chickens and ducks in a bid to control the outbreak. The H5N6 virus was first confirmed on November 18 at a farm in central South Korea and it…
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Hong Kong’s anti-China lawmakers lose appeal over ban
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 30, 2016 Two pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers lost their appeal Wednesday against a ban preventing them from taking up their seats in parliament as Beijing faces accusations of stepping up interference in the city’s politics. Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching deliberately…
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Coral survey reveals 5,000-year-old genotypes
State College, Pa. (UPI) Nov 30, 2016 New research suggests coral colonies can persist for thousands of years, much longer than previously thought. Scientists discovered 5,000 year-old genotypes of elkhorn corals, Acropora palmata, in Florida and the Caribbean. For conservationists, the research…
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Fossils reveal origins of filter feeding in baleen whales
Melbourne (UPI) Nov 30, 2016 Baleen whales are named for the long hair-like strands that hang from their mouth and filter food from the ocean. But baleen whales didn’t always filter their food; their earliest relatives were biters. New research offers evidence of the evolutionary transition from…
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Companies using Indonesian palm oil tainted by abuse
Jakarta (AFP) Nov 30, 2016 Multinational companies are selling consumer products containing palm oil from Indonesian plantations where workers suffer rights abuses, Amnesty International warned Wednesday, listing problems including child labour and exposure to toxic chemicals. The edible vegetable…
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New sensor to help scientists study inside avalanches
Bochum, Germany (UPI) Nov 30, 2016 Scientists believe a new sensor will enable them to conduct the first comprehensive survey of the insides of an avalanche. “We don’t know what exactly happens when an avalanche moves down a mountain, because avalanches have only ever been observed from the outside,”…
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500,000 Iraqis face ‘catastrophic’ Mosul water shortages: UN
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 30, 2016 Up to 500,000 civilians in Mosul face a “catastrophic” drinking water shortage as Iraqi forces advance on the Islamic State group in the city, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. “Nearly half a million civilians, already struggling to feed themselves day to day,…
Next Big Future
Google cloud division head is correct that even if Kurzweil is right and Technological Singularity is 2045, the current odds are she will not live to see it
Diane Greene, head of Google’s cloud division, said in an interview at the Code Enterprise conference Tuesday in San Francisco, “Nobody expected some of the advances we are seeing as quickly as we’re seeing them,” she added. “I don’t expect to see the [Technological] Singularity in my sentient lifetime.”Diane…
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Nuking Hurricanes: The Surprising History of a Really Bad Idea
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World’s Largest Cluster of Sinkholes Discovered
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Four Million Commutes Reveal New U.S. ‘Megaregions’
Jetson Green
A Solar Canopy For Every Roof
Finding ways to maximize the harvesting of solar power is quite possibly the most important step in moving towards a more sustainable future. However, space on which to place these PV cells is scarce, especially when it comes to urban rooftops. The Brooklyn, NY-based firm SolarWorks have found a working…
Gear Patrol
The Best Gifts for the Dudes in Your Family
Dudes in your family can be fickle, so pick gifts that fit their quirks. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: December 1, 2016
How to save on a Marcy Pro workout bench, a Theory sweater and a Samsung Blu-ray player. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: December 1, 2016
A wireless cube speaker, a ski and snowboard helmet, vodka made from cow’s milk and much more. …Read More »
Mobile Magazine
Apple is Trying Everything from Curved Screens to OLEDs for its New iPhone 8
Apple is testing more than 10 different prototype styles for their new generation of iPhones that could go on sale next year, starting with the iPhone 8. Some of those prototypes may have a new design centered on a curved screen or new OLED technology. That technology would enable that curved screen,…
BBC News – World
Martin Shkreli: Australian boys recreate life-saving drug
Australian students cheaply recreate a life-saving drug that was famously hiked in price last year.
The FBI Just Got Disturbing New Hacking Powers
At midnight, the U.S. government quietly gained expansive new surveillance abilities after a last-ditch effort to stop changes to the federal code of criminal procedure died on the Senate floor.Read more…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
DARPA Creating Industry Government Group for Safe Operation of Space Robotics
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2016 Recent technological advances have made the longstanding dream of on-orbit robotic servicing of satellites a near-term possibility. The potential advantages of that unprecedented capability are enormous. Instead of designing their satellites to accommodate the harsh…
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Scientists shrink electron gun to matchbox size
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 25, 2016 In a multi-national effort, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from DESY and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has built a new kind of electron gun that is just about the size of a matchbox. Electron guns are used in science to generate high-quality…
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New standard helps optical trackers follow moving objects precisely
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 25, 2016 Throwing a perfect strike in virtual bowling doesn’t require your gaming system to precisely track the position and orientation of your swinging arm. But if you’re operating a robotic forklift around a factory, manipulating a mechanical arm on an assembly line or…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Orbital ATK Ends 2016 with Three Successful Cargo Resupply Missions to ISS
Dulles VA (SPX) Nov 30, 2016 Orbital ATK has completed its sixth cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station for NASA. Known as OA-5, the mission marked the company’s return to flight operations from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia and the second time Cygnus…
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Russian Space Agency Confirms Plans to Implement Lunar Sample-Return Mission
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 30, 2016 Russia’s space agency said that Roscosmos does not intend to abandon the implementation of the Luna-Grunt (Lunar Sample-Return) project aimed at delivering lunar soil to the Earth. Roscosmos does not intend to abandon the implementation of the Luna-Grunt (Lunar Sample-Return)…
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Russia to Launch Fewer Spacecraft in 2016 Than US, China for First Time
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 30, 2016 The United States and China are on course to surpass Russia in the number of space launches for the first time this year, Roscosmos said Tuesday. “This year we will for the first time have fewer launches than the United States and China,” First Deputy Director…
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Japan to Launch First Military Communications Satellite on January 24
Tokyo (Sputnik) Nov 29, 2016 The Japanese Ministry of Defense plans to launch the Kirameki-2 satellite that will be one of three military satellites, which will replace the civil analogues that are currently used for communication between Japan’s military units.TOKYO (Sputnik) – The Japanese Ministry…
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Russia to Deploy New Space Surveillance System Elements in Four Regions
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 29, 2016 Advanced elements of the Russian Space Surveillance System will be deployed in a number of the country’s regions, including Crimea and the Far East, in the next few years, according to Andrey Ivashina, spokesman for the Russian Aerospace Forces. The next few years…
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Soyuz-U Carrier Rocket Installed to Baikonur Launching Pad
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 30, 2016 A Soyuz-U carrier rocket with the Progress MS-04 space freighter has been installed to the launching pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Russia’s Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia said on Tuesday. The launch of Progress MS-04 to the International Space…
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NASA Launches Antarctica Scientific Balloon Campaign
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2016 Cosmic rays and the chemicals and atoms that make up the interstellar space between stars are the focus of this year’s NASA Antarctica Long Duration Balloon Flight Campaign, which kicked into high gear with the launch of the Boron And Carbon Cosmic rays in the Upper…
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Mystery of Ultra-Diffuse Faint Galaxies Solved
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Nov 30, 2016 Over the last year, researchers have observed some very faint, diffuse galaxies. The galaxies are as faint as dwarf galaxies, but are distributed over an area just as large as the Milky Way. It has been a mystery, how galaxies so faint – containing up…
Amazon Alexa skills are about to become much smarter
Amid a flurry of major news for Amazon’s Alexa, the company today shared plans to beef up the Alexa Skills Kit with a library of hundreds of built-in commands within the next few weeks. “Intents” are used to understand the most basic commands from users. Earlier this year, Alexa only had 15 intents…
Next Big Future
Deep learning on Computronium versus the human brain
Cognitive Scientist Joscha Bach was asked what ingredients of human-level artificial intelligence we seem to be missing, and how to improve AI forecasts more generally.Before we can implement human-level artificial intelligence (HLAI), we need to understand both mental representations and the overall…
Brain Pickings
Descartes on the Cure for Indecision
“There are no grounds for fear of the unknown: for often the things we most dreaded, before we experienced them, turn out to be better than those we desired.” “The job — as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy — of the artist,” wrote Dani Shapiro in her beautiful meditation on why creativity requires…
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Charlie Hebdo’s first German front cover? Merkel on the toilet
Some put Chancellor Angela Merkel on a pedestal, but French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo placed her on a toilet seat in seeking to conquer Germany with its provocative brand of humour.
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Foscam R2 Home Security Camera System – High Quality High FHD Security Video Footage with No Monthly Fees
Need an extra eye around to keep watch on your most cherished possessions? Then the Foscam R2 Home Security Camera may be exactly what you need.
Brain Pickings
Weather, Weather: Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler’s Lyrical Illustrated Celebration of the Elements
A dreamlike meditation on our elemental companion. Certain languages, including French and my native Bulgarian, have one word for both “time” and “weather.” Perhaps the conflation arises from an inescapable similarity — like time, which envelops the entirety of our conscious experience, the weather…
Discover Magazine
The Human Footprint on Mars is Expanding…Sometimes Faster Than We’d Like
It will be a long time until humans put boots on Mars–at least until the 2030s and possibly a lot longer, depending on what the incoming Trump administration thinks about NASA’s unfunded exploration plans. But through our robotic emissaries, we have already made quite a mark on the planet. The newest…
BBC News – World
That ‘tremendous’ call between Trump and Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan says Trump piled extravagant praise on “amazing” Pakistan, but his team has a sober take.
These striking photos showcase Australia’s unique ecology
Australia’s unique ecology and environment arguably make it quite the easy place to photograph. It’s why there’s a host of spectacular images from the Ecology in Action Photographic Competition, run by the Ecological Society of Australia. It’s just announced its winners and finalists for 2016, and there…
New Scientist – Online news
World’s first city to power its water needs with sewage energy
The city of Aarhus will supply fresh water using only energy created from its household wastewater and sewage – but will others be able to do the same?
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Australian Parliaments would be healthier with engineers: Dominello
Politicians talk about problems and engineers talk about solutions, according to NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello, who thinks Australian governments would be healthier if they had more engineers.
Starbucks releases hot baked apple lattes and Frappuccinos for Christmas
It’s starting to smell a lot like Christmas in Japan. Starbucks on Thursday released its latest festive flavour in the country, baked apple, in the form of a hot latte and a Frappuccino ice-blended drink. SEE ALSO: Domino’s Japan is training reindeer to deliver holiday pizza. Yes, really. Baked apple…
Digital Trends
Intel’s commitment to autonomous vehicle tech backed by new company division
Intel wants a seat in the front row of autonomous vehicle development. After announcing a $250 million self-driving tech investment fund earlier this month, chipmaker Intel has now announced a collaboration with autonomous vehicle systems component firms Mobileye and Delphi and a new Automated Driving…
Digital Trends
Dodge brings the Viper back from the dead to satisfy demand from collectors
We have good news for enthusiasts who missed the chance to buy one of the last Dodge Vipers ever built. The Fiat-owned company has confirmed it will re-open the order books one final time before 2016 draws to a close. Dodge announced plans to deep-six the Viper nameplate after a 25-year long production…
Holidays 2016: The art of giving digital gifts
Modern life is digital, and a lot of gift-giving is, too. Handing someone a small envelope with a gift card in it is, to most people, a very practical and perfectly acceptable thing. There’s an art to giving away digital gifts, though; do it too casually and you risk coming across as uncaring. Deliver…
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Gambia election: Internet and international calls banned
The Gambia bans the internet and international phone calls, as President Jammeh seeks a fifth term.
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Colombia’s congress ratifies landmark FARC peace deal
After five decades of war, more than four years of negotiations and two signing ceremonies, Colombia’s congress late Wednesday formally ratified a peace agreement allowing leftist rebels to enter politics.
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South Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine
The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever to show a glimmer of protection.
Clever coin-sorting wallet is practically magic
One of the most frustrating things about cash is having to fumble at the register, digging through your wallet for coins. A clever new wallet design promises to handle that for you. Just dump a handful of notes and coins into its larger note compartment, and with a shake, the coins get sorted into a…
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Good Giving: 50 Under $50, Pt. 4
Make a donation in someone’s name to Earthjustice “As the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization, we leverage our expertise and commitment to fight for justice and advance the promise of a healthy world for all.” $50.00 Parrott Canvas Barrier Island Shoulder Totes w/ Zipper… Full Feed
Brickbat: Happy Crack
Nine students at South Carolina’s Eagles Nest Elementary School were suspended after they were caught with Kool-Aid powder mixed with sugar, which they called “happy crack.” School officials say that any substance that looks like an illegal drug is banned on campus.
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Peering inside blown-up batteries
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Improving the mechanical properties of polymer gels through molecular design
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Reuters built an algorithm to flag and verify breaking news on Twitter
Reuters has developed a tool capable of automatically detecting and verifying breaking news on Twitter, in an attempt to report on events more rapidly and accurately. The tool, known as Reuters News Tracer, has been developed over the past two years, but Reuters only made it public this week, in interviews…
Interactive Architecture Lab
From Responsive to Adaptive Environment
  This article aims at speculating on the differences between the terms “responsive” and “adaptive” architecture, starting from the work of Gordon Pask. The project Musicolour is an interactive installation in which the author played with the concept of synaesthesia. Pask engineered a machine that visually…
India’s richest man is offering 4G for free to all his 52 million users for 3 more months
Only India’s richest man could afford to offer free 4G services to millions of users — and Mukesh Ambani just did that. The Chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries announced on Thursday that his phone company, Reliance Jio, will extend its current three-month offer of free 4G LTE services…
In with the Old and with the New / Scenario Architecture
© Matt Clayton Architects: Scenario Architecture Location: Evering Rd, London E5, United Kingdom Architect In Charge: Fanis Anastasiadis Area: 33.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 …
BBC News – World
Chapecoense air crash: Colombia plane ‘ran out of fuel’
Evidence is growing that a plane which crashed in Colombia ran out of fuel, officials say.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
wibit sports installs dubaiTAG, a giant waterpark at jumeirah beach residence
from a bird’s eye view, the 2,695 sq.m structure displays the word DUBAI in both english and arabic. The post wibit sports installs dubaiTAG, a giant waterpark at jumeirah beach residence appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The Next Web
Google has suffered a massive malware hit breaching over a million Android users
Google has suffered a massive malware infection affecting over one million Android users across the globe. Security firm Check Point Technologies revealed in a blog post that the attack, dubbed Gooligan, steals authentication tokens to breach data from Google Play, Photos, Drive, Docs, G Suite, Gmail… – latest science and technology news stories
Brown’s influential biomechanics X-ray technology grows ever more powerful
It’s right there in the word “discovery”—the idea of removing whatever cover may obscure a particular phenomenon from observation. And that’s exactly what Brown University’s X-ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology technology does to reveal the inner workings of people and animals. – latest science and technology news stories
Taking time off work to raise children is damaging to the careers of highly skilled women
Mothers who leave work to raise children often sacrifice more than the pay for their time off; when they come back their wages reflect lost raises, according to a new study by Paula England, Professor of Sociology at New York University.
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Perovskite solar cells – a true alternative to silicon?
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Making graphene using laser-induced phase separation
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Spotify to ramp up its original content with new weekly series
Spotify appears to be following Netflix in the direction of original content with a weekly series of programming consisting of two programs.The first, Singles, will feature big name acts recording a pair of songs exclusively for the service. One of these tracks will be one of the artist’s own songs,…
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Google Maps for iOS gets new features for a smarter drive
While Apple Maps has grown to become a worthy competitor, Google Maps for iOS hasn’t slowed down in terms of adding new functions and features – and if you have the app installed on an iPhone you’ll see a couple of new tweaks arriving very soon.First up is an iOS widget showing traffic in your current…
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The Morning After: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Welcome to December! Today Nikes start lacing themselves, Netflix cuts the cord and the FBI’s reach just got a lot longer.
Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine
 Cancerous tumors carry certain genetic markers called neoantigens and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker wants to use algorithms to find them. To do so, the Sean Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy will work with more than 30 public and private pharmaceutical, biotech, cancer research nonprofits…
Enjoy Wirefree Music With The 1Voice Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds
Unless you’re living under a rock, you probably know that wireless earbuds are the way of the future. Even so, most traditional Bluetooth earbuds don’t eliminate wires … Read More
Status Audio CB-1 Provide Exceptional Sound At A Sub-$100 Price Point
Are you looking for the best headphones under $100? We’ve got you. If you search online, you’ll probably find a bunch of older articles stating that Audio-Technica … Read More
Huami’s Amazfit Pace Outdoes The Apple Watch With Always-on Display & GPS
Let us be the ones to let you in on a little secret: there’s no reason why you should invest more than $129 on a smartwatch. Now … Read More
Mingis on Tech: Getting a bead on tech trends for 2017
What’s keeping IT execs up at night as we head into 2017? Concerns about security, natch. And IoT. And artificial intelligence. Those are some of the tidbits from Computerworld’s exclusive Tech Forecast 2017 special report, which uncovered the top 10 trends that are top-of-mind for senior IT pros….
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AOC’s latest 27-inch monitor wirelessly charges your phone while you work
AOC has unleashed a new 27-inch monitor which has a PLS panel and boasts the ability to charge a smartphone if you place the handset on the stand.Yes, the AOC P2779VC has built-in Qi wireless charging, so all you need to do is lie your phone down on the stand to juice it up – providing that your mobile…
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Samsung’s next Gear VR headset could include face and eye-tracking
The Samsung Gear VR headset is pretty cool, although now in its third generation not an awful lot has changed between the iterations. Generation four however could really kick things up a notch. A new patent filing from Samsung was published this week, detailing eye- and face-tracking technology in a…
HP Spectre x360 review: Faster, smaller, and better than before
Computer makers, much like Hollywood film makers, love sequels.  But just as with movies, there’s always a risk with sequels. Will it be a franchise-killing dud like Ghostbusters II or a modern masterpiece like The Godfather Part II? The good news, folks, is that the next-gen HP Spectre x360 13 leans…
DirecTV Now FAQ: All the details on AT&T’s new streaming TV service
After months of hype with little substance, AT&T has launched DirecTV Now, a bundle of streaming channels that will compete with Dish Network’s Sling TV and Sony’s PlayStation Vue.While AT&T bills its new service as “TV beyond your wildest dreams,” on paper it’s not markedly different from its…
Some tech firms welcome Trump’s H-1B reforms
IT services firms that hire U.S. workers and don’t offshore work are looking forward to President-elect Donald Trump’s crackdown on H-1B visa use. This includes firms such as Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), an Atlanta-based domestic software development company. RSI employs about 350 people and doesn’t…
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India just fired up the worlds largest solar plant to power 150,000 homes
Things are heating up in India, where one of the world’s top polluting countries has unveiled the world’s largest solar power plant. The 648-megawatt project in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu stole the title from California’s 550MW Topaz Solar Farm, taking over the throne as the largest solar power plant located… – latest science and technology news stories
Predation on pollinating insects shaped the evolution of the orchid mantis
A team of scientists at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Australia, and Germany discovered that the orchid mantis looks like a flower due to the exploitation of pollinating insects as prey by its praying mantis ancestors. By studying the evolutionary relationships of the orchid mantis and its… – latest science and technology news stories
Megacities key to reaching global climate goals
The world’s big cities must collectively cut their carbon footprint nearly in half within a decade if global climate goals are to be met, according to an analysis unveiled Thursday. – latest science and technology news stories
EU: on track to meet 2020 targets on renewables, emissions
The European Environment Agency says EU members “are collectively well on their way” to meeting 2020 targets on renewables, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. – latest science and technology news stories
Japan culling 230,000 more birds over avian flu
Japan has mobilised its military to help with a second mass cull of 230,000 chickens amid a spreading outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, officials said. – latest science and technology news stories
New process produces hydrogen at much lower temperature
Waseda University researchers have developed a new method for producing hydrogen that is fast, irreversible, and takes place at much lower temperatures using less energy. This innovation is expected to contribute to the spread of fuel cell systems for automobiles and homes. – latest science and technology news stories
Black Death ‘plague pit’ discovered at 14th-century monastery hospital
A mass burial of bodies, known to be victims of the Black Death, has been discovered at the site of a 14th-century monastery hospital at Thornton Abbey, Lincolnshire. – latest science and technology news stories
6,000 years ago, the Sahara desert was tropical—what happened?
As little as 6,000 years ago, the vast Sahara Desert was covered in grassland that received plenty of rainfall, but shifts in the world’s weather patterns abruptly transformed the vegetated region into some of the driest land on Earth. A Texas A&M university researcher is trying to uncover the clues… – latest science and technology news stories
Towards therapeutic applications of mRNA—new insights into translation and decapping
Gene therapy gives hope to millions of patients. Researchers from the University of Warsaw have been working on mRNA containing a modified fragment that initiates protein biosynthesis. Recently published results reveal that new compounds designed and synthesized at the University of Warsaw are more…
BBC News – World
Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to be proclaimed king
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is set to be proclaimed the new Thai king.
BBC News – World
Russia ‘not seeking conflict’ – Putin tells nation
Russia is not seeking conflict with anyone, President Putin tells the nation in a keynote speech.
BBC News – World
Ukraine tests missiles near Crimea despite Russian ire
Ukraine launches missile tests near Crimea, despite Russian threats to respond to the “provocation”.
Newswise: SciNews
Suggestions for You: A Better, Faster Recommendation Algorithm
Researchers suggest a better algorithm for digital recommendation systems that suggest songs, movies, or romantic partners for you.
Newswise: SciNews
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and Cancer Research Institute Launch Collaboration on Cancer Neoantigens
New collaboration between two nonprofits focused on cancer immunotherapy aims to identify new DNA-based targets for personalized cancer treatments
9 free ways to get the most out of Google’s Play Music app
“Subscribe now!” blares the banner at the bottom of Google’s Play Music control panel, and indeed, everything about the just-revamped app seems to be shilling for its subscription streaming service, particularly the new auto-generated radio stations that sit (quite stubbornly) in Play Music’s Home tab.But…
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Thinking of buying an SSD? Then do it fast
We’ve seen some pretty nifty deals on SSDs with the whole Black Friday discount bonanza of late, but don’t get used to this – in fact, the sad truth is that prices for solid-state drives are set to rise as we head towards Christmas.In fact, according to a report from market analyst TrendForce, the average…
Review: Como Audio Solo
There’s a place in the world for a killer Wi-Fi-ready clock radio. The post Review: Como Audio Solo appeared first on WIRED.
What if the AirPort Extreme becomes the Siri Speaker?
It’s been a weird year for Apple, product-wise. Not only were there a dearth of updates to the Mac, relatively modest changes to the Apple Watch and iPad, and very little movement on the Apple TV, but the company took the rare step of essentially discontinuing two of its product families: displays and…
You Can Now Download Netflix Shows to Watch Offline
Netflix is now allowing users to download content from its catalog to watch offline. Netflix users have been requesting this feature for several years, but the company has resisted enabling it. Until now… As streaming services go, Netflix is one of the best. It has an amazing UI, awesome original content,…
3 Facebook Scams You Need to Watch Out for This Christmas
‘Tis the season to be jolly, but Facebook is a serious threat to your enjoyment of the festivities. No, we’re not moaning about how the social network gobbles up time or depresses you by showing you how well everyone else is getting on. Instead, you should be concerned about how cybercriminals are using…
How to Stop & Remove iCloud Calendar Spam the Right Way
Email spam is bad enough. But now spammers are turning to calendar invites to push their products using bogus event invitations. iCloud users have recently seen a huge surge in the practice, and most Mac and iOS users have Apple’s calendar enabled by default. Notifications for these bogus events will appear…
3D Printed Christmas Decorations for Perfect Geeky Holidays
The shops are getting busy, the smell of roasting chestnuts in wafting through the high street, and there’s a faint sound of a brass band playing in the distance. It can only mean one thing — Christmas is coming. Sadly, it’s becoming more commercial and less traditional with every passing year. The cost…
How the UK’s Snooper’s Charter Could Affect the Whole World
The Investigatory Powers Bill, better known as the “Snooper’s Charter”, is here. Right now, it’s the pinnacle of mass state surveillance with its most notable feature forcing telecommunications companies to keep all data about its customers for at least 12 months. And having to hand them over to public…
How Wi-Fi Can Track You Around the World
Most of us take it for granted that wherever we are, we will have a Wi-Fi connection close-by. So it’s natural to leave your phone’s Wi-Fi turned on, especially if you want to save your cellular data. As with a lot of technology though, we can give away more information than we mean to, and that’s no…
Deals on Headphones, Books, Garmin vívofit, TVs, and More [US/CA]
While Cyber Monday and Black Friday are behind us, the deals haven’t stopped! Amazon has sales on drones, TVs, premium headphones, and much more. US Deals Sony H.ear on Wireless Noise Canceling Headphone ($199.99, 43% Off) [UK] Sony H.ear on Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone, Charcoal Black (MDR100ABN/B)…
6 Sites You Can Use to Hire Programmer Freelancers
By 2020, more than 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers and contractors. This is the direction we’re moving in, particularly for design and development jobs which tend to be project-based. This is great for one-off projects because you only have to pay for the end result. In general,…
Gooligan Malware Infects 1 Million Android Devices
A new type of malware is doing the rounds, and it has already infected 1 million Android devices. Dubbed Gooligan, this malware roots Android, giving the hackers full control of people’s devices. Anyone with an Android running Jelly Bean, KitKat, or Lollipop is currently at risk. As discovered by security…
How to Merge Your Skype and Microsoft Accounts
With Skype and Microsoft under one roof, there’s no reason to maintain multiple logins. Rather than try to keep track of multiple logins, you can actually use one password for both Microsoft and Skype. Here’s how to do that. Go to If you’re already logged in with your Microsoft…
How to View the Update History in Windows 10
Windows Update has been revamped in Windows 10. Now, it’s not as pushy about restarting, and installs updates more efficiently so you don’t run into as many issues. However, Windows Update still isn’t perfect. Sometimes you might find that an update repeatedly fails to install, or run into other frustrating…
What’s New on Hulu in December: Pulp Fiction, Usual Suspects, and More
The first thing you might notice is that the entire Friday the 13th series is being added to Hulu’s library this month. Two months too late, isn’t it? But that’s okay. Feel free to ignore them — or watch them if you’re so inclined. Several classics will be available, including some of my favorites: No…
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Samsung Gear S3 review
Smartwatches are in an odd place right now. That is, if you’re not on iOS. The Apple Watch Series 2 dominates the market, and the only Android manufacturer that’s continually updating and expanding its smartwatch lineup is Samsung. Hardly any Android Wear smartwatches were released this year, and funnily…
Digital Trends
Picture this: 8 quick tips to make yourself a better photographer
There’s no shortage of photography tips floating around the internet, be it in text or video form. But sometimes there’s a collection of tips that succinctly share worthwhile advice that’s well worth sharing. The latest video from photographer Troy Nikolic does just that. Aptly titled “8 Simple Tips…
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Trump’s First 100 Days: Environmental Policy and Public Lands
The Keystone XL pipeline and new coal leases could be green-lighted quickly, but other efforts will take time — Read more on
25 super weird, cheap gifts to get you uninvited to next year’s Christmas party
Sometimes you just want to say f*ck it. Holiday shopping can be stressful – especially when you’re broke. SEE ALSO: 21 holiday gift ideas for the marijuana lover in your life Between trying to find the perfect gift and not breaking your tiny budget, it’s easy to think, “What if I never had to do this…
Cool Hunting
Link About It: The Stories Behind Iconic Record Covers
While art should (and does) speak for itself, there’s no denying the thrill of learning the fascinating stories behind it. Record covers are no different, and NME has surfaced some interesting behind-the-scenes info regarding iconic cover art. From…… Continue…
Ars Technica
A beginner’s guide to beefing up your privacy and security online
Enlarge / Unfortunately, it’s easier to stick a lock on the Brooklyn Bridge than it is to secure your data. We can at least try to help, though. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season in the US is officially underway. If you’re reading Ars, that can only mean…
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Going against the grain—nitrogen turns out to be hypersociable
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Press release: Ultrahigh density optical storage technology uses optical nanoantenna
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Now you can carry a playable open source synth in your wallet
Last year, Sweden’s Teenage Engineering launched a range of barebones electronic sound generators that were teeny enough to slide in a pocket. Fellow Scandinavian Jan Ostman has now managed to reduce the portable synth form factor to the size of a credit card, with an open source DIY project…
Meet The Nio EP9: The World’s First Electric Supercar
Ever wonder what the future of motor vehicles looks like? Look no further than the Nio EP9 Electric Supercar. Between its breakthrough carbon fiber chassis that’s 70% … Read More
How Blogging Can Help Whip Your Finances into Shape
My money habits are pretty solid and that has much to do with the fact that I write about money for a living. I’m not alone. Plenty of other writers, paid or not, use blogging as a platform to get their finances in shape and document their goals. Some of the most popular money sites started out as blogs….
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Was Pokemon Go inadvertently the best promotional tie-in of all time?
The series might be 20 years old, but a recent announcement from Nintendo that its new titles, Pokémon Sun and Moon, are now the fastest selling games in North America proves it still has a lot of life in it yet. Yes, Pokémon is selling better than ever but this isn’t just down to a good marketing campaign…
Apple Pay launches in Spain with Banco Santander as predicted; other cards too
Apple Pay has officially launched in Spain, as predicted in a report yesterday. The service is now available to customers of Banco Santander, with support for both debit and credit cards, alongside cards issued by Amex, Carrefour and Ticket Restaurant. Apple lists 27 retail partners on its website,…
How to send incoming calls directly to voicemail on your iPhone
A reader asks:  “How do I send calls directly to voicemail on my iPhone? Sometimes I’m busy and I want to focus on work so I would like to see who’s calling, so shutting off my phone isn’t the best solution. Is there a better way to send all callers, or just certain callers to voicemail?” There…
The indispensables: Essential tools for fixing your Mac
We’re heading into that season where you may be thinking about things you want to give to others or things you need to fill out your own bag of tricks. I have very few wishes for anything new this year, which is to say that my kit is pretty well tricked out. But there are tools that I use on a regular… Full Feed
Flag Burning Might Be Offensive, But it is Protected Speech (New at Reason)
With one tweet earlier this week, President-elect Trump reignited a long-settled argument over whether or not government forces can punish deliberately provocative speech, such as flag burning. The soon-to-be president called for the removal of citizenship and/or one year imprisonment for torching…
Spotify launches new series of original recordings called Spotify Singles
 Music streaming startup Spotify is introducing a new series of original artist recordings called Spotify Singles. The company plans to record a couple of songs from each artist in its in-house New York studio and update the main Spotify Singles playlists every Wednesday. As the name suggests, the Spotify…
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A catastrophic climate feedback loop long feared by scientists is happening
Environmental scientists have been warning for years of a catastrophic climate “feedback” loop that could pump a massive underground repository of stored carbon and methane into the atmosphere, significantly worsening climate change. A new study, published Wednesday in the prestigious journal Nature,…
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Brain Scars From Combat Injuries Linked to Depression In War Veterans
Family members and friends of veterans have long known that not all the wounds of war are visible. But doctors have never fully understood how, exactly, returning combat veterans experience severe depression and mood imbalance.While the emotional trauma of seeing death and destruction has been widely…
Bose SoundLink II around-ear Wireless Headphones $229
Bose SoundLink II around-ear Wireless Headphones $229
Only a few days left to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets
 Disrupt London 2016 is literally right around the corner — just a few short days until thousands of investors, innovators and enthusiasts descend on London for the best startup show in Europe. You have just 4 days left to get Disrupt tickets at the early-bird price of just £950 apiece. You can get…
Some Google Pixels reported to have severe camera problems
One of the key strengths of the Google Pixel smartphones is their camera, rated by DxOMark to be the best of the best so far. Even more impressive is the fact that they were able to pull it off without Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). So it is completely understandable if a good numbers are up in arms…
Fast Company
ClassDojo Is Teaching Kids Empathy In 90% Of Schools Nationwide
At a time when empathy is in decline—and bullying is on the rise—educators see promise in the app’s lessons on kindness and respect. At a time when empathy is in decline—and bullying is on the rise—educators see promise in the app’s lessons on kindness and respect.No sooner had… – latest science and technology news stories
Super-flexible liquid crystal device for bendable and rollable displays
Researchers at Tohoku University have developed a super flexible liquid crystal (LC) device, in which two ultra-thin plastic substrates are firmly bonded by polymer wall spacers. – latest science and technology news stories
The poverty premium – poor people pay more for essential goods and services
In the UK, the poverty premium—the idea that poorer people pay more for essential goods and services—is an important and relevant social policy concern for low-income families.
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Why Automakers Keep Beating Government Standards
The reason is likely a combination of regulations, technology, and historic gas prices—as well as a possible loophole — Read more on
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Nike’s power-lacing shoes hit stores today, though good luck if you’re after a pair
If you hate tying laces, and slip-on shoes just aren’t exciting enough for your multifarious foot-based exploits, then how about a pair of “power-lacing” sneakers for your feet? They’ve been a long time coming, but Nike’s much-anticipated HyperAdapt 1.0 footwear – inspired by the snazzy self-lacing…
eBay: loads of game consoles changed hands on Black Friday, Cyber Monday
The NES Classic Edition, Nintendo’s tiny retro console remake that’s next to impossible to find in stores, is fetching more on eBay than modern-day systems from Microsoft and Sony. In terms of sheer volume, however, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One continue to lead the pack by a wide margin. …
Discover Magazine
Flashback Friday: Which sexual fantasies are the most (and least) popular? Science finally weighs in!
Sexual fantasies: we all have them, yet many people think they’re in the minority when it comes to their own fantasy of choice. Enter these scientists, who took it upon themselves to catalog the most common sexual fantasies in a population of 1,516 people from Quebec, Canada. Turns out that very few…
The Neuroscientist Who’s Building a Better Memory for Humans
Ted Berger’s implant electrically stimulates the brain to form memories—at least in rats and monkeys. And now, he’s testing one that could work in humans. The post The Neuroscientist Who’s Building a Better Memory for Humans appeared first on WIRED.
How a 70-Year-Old Idea Could Make Engines Way More Efficient
Achates Power is reviving the long-abandoned opposed piston layout to make gas-powered cars more efficient. The post How a 70-Year-Old Idea Could Make Engines Way More Efficient appeared first on WIRED.
Pop-Tarts unveils Dunkin’ Donuts flavor collaboration
You could drag yourself out of bed 10 minutes early, rush through your morning routine and sprint out the door to grab coffee before work.  Or you could just toast one of these Dunkin’ Donuts coffee-flavored Pop-Tarts and get on with your day. On Thursday, Kellogg’s unveiled a limited edition collaboration…
Cope With Overwhelming Problems By Running Away For a Little While
When you face a problem so completely overwhelming that all you want to do is run away, that might actually be the best solution. As long as you come back, that is.As editor-in-chief of Sloan Management Review Paul Michelman explains, huge problems can shut down our ability to process them. When something…
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Eurozone unemployment falls below 10% for first time since 2011
Unemployment in the eurozone has fallen below the symbolic mark of 10 percent for the first time since April 2011, EU data showed on Thursday.
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Gambia’s president warns against election protests
Gambia’s president of more than two decades is warning that even peaceful protests will not be permitted after Thursday’s election, a move that comes as people are for the first time speaking out more freely against President Yahya Jammeh’s rule.
Report: Apple developing indoor mapping features, will use flying drones to collect data for Apple Maps
Apple is looking to continue expansion of Apple Maps with new indoor location mapping features for 2017, such as airport and museum navigation, according to a new Bloomberg story. The company is also working on new turn-by-turn features, including improved directions to switch lanes whilst driving….
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The National Lottery was not hacked
Camelot yesterday reported that a few days prior, it had noticed unusual activity on a number of online National Lottery accounts. Roughly 26,500 of 9.5 million accounts are thought to have been compromised, with suspicious activity — in this case,…
AmazonBasics 60 Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag $19.97
AmazonBasics 60 Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag $19.97
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Windows 10 tip: Jump through your list of installed apps
The Windows 10 Start menu includes a handy scrolling list of all the apps and desktop programs you’ve installed. It also offers a hidden alphabetical index. Here’s how to make that index visible.
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Augmented reality, AI, and autonomous delivery — is this the future of food?
As technology evolves, Just Eat is working on new and interesting ways to help you order takeaway.
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Amazon Web Services meets the hybrid world
Enterprises that are embracing the cloud also do not want the cloud to become the new silo. How far will Amazon go to accommodate its customers in a hybrid world?
The Awesomer
Magic Clay
LinkA wonderfully executed stop-motion short by animator Guldies, which makes a few simple hunks of modeling clay appear to come to life. We still haven’t figured out how he did the parts where the clay appears to jump completely off of the surface. More Awesome Stuff: OSSAAutoMc Donald’s: Always…
Beoplay H9 wireless over-ear headphones pack active noise cancellation
For those out there who want headphones that look and sound good, B&O Play has a new offering called the Beoplay H9. These headphones are all about premium in listening experience and design with over-ear H9 headphones that aim to be comfortable and eliminate outside noise. The headphones use ANC…
6 Cities That Have Transformed Their Highways Into Urban Parks
Courtesy of Unknown Building a highway in a city is often thought of as a solution to traffic congestion. However, the induced demand theory has shown that when drivers have more routes, they choose to continue using this medium instead of using public transport or a bicycle, and as a result,… – latest science and technology news stories
Solving mysteries of how water works
Many phenomena depend on the connectivity of hydrogen bonds. Scientists have strived to unlock mysteries about how the network of hydrogen bonds in water controls its behavior since 1806 when Theodor Grotthuss published his seminal work on electrolysis. While scientists have made immense strides since,… – latest science and technology news stories
A new model for microbial communities in the hyporheic zone
Ecological processes govern seasonal changes in microbial communities living along rivers in the hyporheic zone, where groundwater and surface water mix. These processes have been well-studied in plant and animal communities. But the extent to which they govern riverine microorganisms that regulate ecosystem… – latest science and technology news stories
How trees change the atmosphere
Rising from trees into the atmosphere, isoprene—a colorless, volatile, carbon-containing compound—smells vaguely like tires. It helped give the Blue Ridge Mountain range its name and has a profound effect upon the chemistry and composition of our atmosphere. – latest science and technology news stories
Image: NASA’s Webb Telescope clean room ‘transporter’
What looks like a teleporter from science fiction being draped over NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, is actually a “clean tent.” – latest science and technology news stories
Testing robots from Monterey Bay to Europa
If you think operating a robot in space is hard, try doing it in the ocean. – latest science and technology news stories
Genetic studies toward plants that resist parasitic weeds
Sneaky parasitic weeds may steal genes from the plants they are attacking and use those genes against the host plant, according to a team of scientists. – latest science and technology news stories
Smart meters to use algorithms to analyze electricity consumption
Using innovative electric meters and smart algorithms, Fraunhofer researchers want to revolutionize energy management in the future. In cooperation with their partners, they have developed a method that breaks down total energy consumption appliance by appliance using a single, high-tech electric meter….
Ars Technica
Android’s market share grows because it can fit any niche, big or small
Enlarge / All the colors of the Android rainbow! (credit: Aurich Lawson) The Android software platform lets smartphone builders everywhere create devices for every niche. If Apple’s iPhone is the gold standard against which all other phones must be measured, it’s also a one-size-fits-all strategy…
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Continuing Education: Biophilia
In downtown Singapore, where high-rises are built to their lot lines, Oasia, a new 27-­ story hotel and office building, introduces some leafy green respite from the dense urban setting.
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The best new cladding, glazing, moisture barriers, and roofing products.
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Holiday Gift Guide: Architecture Books
RECORD’s holiday roundup highlights books that deal with urbanity in its many guises, from perspectives that embrace skyscrapers to those that see antidotes to density in low-rise planning and landscape design.
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The best new products for cooling, heating, plumbing, and ventilation.
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The best new casegoods, drapery, seating, and upholstery.
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The best new appliances, cabinets, fittings, and fixtures for kitchen and bath.
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The best new products for ceilings, flooring, textiles, and wall treatments.
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The best new commercial, contract, outdoor, and residential lighting and electric products.
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Hardware, Software & Control Systems
The best new AV equipment, connected devices, controllers, and sensors.
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Wall House by UnSangDong Architects
When architects—or politicians, for that matter—speak of walls, they usually see them as boundaries dividing one place from another.
Man of Many
2016 Christmas Gift Guide – The Fitness Freak
Christmas is a time of celebration, holidays and chowing down on lots of amazing foods. Our 2016 Christmas Gift Guide – “Fitness Freak” is here to prepare you with all the necessary clothing, tools and gadgets needed to bounce back into shape once 2017 rolls around and we’re through with all the beers,…
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Plex’s new Kodi plugin lets you enjoy the best of both worlds
If you’ve dabbled with building your own media center, it’s likely that you will have encountered Plex or Kodi. Both started life as offshoots of the famed XBMC software, but over time their propositions have diverged, with Plex embracing subscriptions and Kodi remaining open-source. In the past, that…
Robotics startup Exotec raises $3.5 million to help warehouses pack and dispatch goods using mini robots
A French robotics startup has raised €3.3 million ($3.5 million) to build and grow a fleet of mobile robots that help warehouses prepare orders for delivery. The company was founded in 2015 by former GE Healthcare software architect Renaud Heitz and BA Systèmes technical director Romain Moulin,  and Exotec…
Osterhout Design Group raises $58 million for augmented reality smartglasses
The Osterhout Design Group has raised $58 million to develop new generations of mobile augmented reality and virtual reality smartglasses. That’s a big round for the seasoned company, and it shows that the race is on to build smartglasses that can really deliver on the vision of AR. ODG is competing…
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How VR will make astronauts out of all of us
VR is set to shake up many different aspects of our lives, from entertainment and education to on-the-job training and sex. But arguably it has the most potential to really capture our collective imagination – to keep us coming back for more and provide the most educational value – when the experience…
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A green heart unifies the solar-powered University of Cambridge Primary School
Marks Barfield Architects has completed the innovative and flexible University of Cambridge Primary School, a BREEAM Excellent-rated campus powered by solar energy. Arranged around a unifying central green, the school is arranged in a circular plan with classrooms and spaces clustered together into three…
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Germany’s Merkel latest world leader to reach out to Trump on climate change
The election of the only world leader to deny climate change sent shock waves throughout the international community. Since Full Feed
Media Attacks on HGTV’s Gaines Family and Victoria’s Secret Might Make You Welcome Trump’s Apocalypse
We are the architects of our own suffering. A writer for Cosmopolitan is claiming that Victoria’s Secret has engaged in “racist” cultural appropriation because the company recently featured Asian-inspired lingerie in its fashion show. The post’s title states the matter plainly: “Why Can’t Victoria’s…
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How Trump Could Actually Make the US Air Force Great Again
Donald Trump has vowed to make America’s military great again—ignoring, of course, that the US armed forces are already the best in the world by many measures.The former reality TV star and controversial and unpopular president-elect has vowed to expand the Army by tens of thousands of soldiers and grow…
Asus Transformer Mini review: This 2-in-1 delivers good-enough computing on the cheap
Buying a cheaper Windows tablet always means answering the same question: Can I do as much as I want while still paying less? In the case of the $399 Asus Transformer Mini (T102HA), the answer is yes, but just barely. Your first impression of the Mini will almost certainly be of an updated Microsoft…
Popular Science
Less wastewater injected into the ground means less shaking in Oklahoma
Science But earthquakes remain a danger For the past several years, as a single barrel of oil gets pumped up from deep under the Earth’s surface in Oklahoma, 10-15 barrels of salty, often contaminated…
The Wirecutter
Dear Wirecutter: Can You Recommend a Blind-Spot Mirror?
Q: I’ve been trying to find a good and reliable blind spot mirror for my car, but I’ve been having quite a lot of trouble doing this. There are too many out there to choose from and they come in many shapes with different features and so on. I know quite a lot of people that use them and would love to…
You Can Now Use “Ok, Google” In Android Auto
Android: Google finally released a standalone Android Auto app, so you don’t need an expensive head unit to use it. Now, you can use Ok, Google to start voice commands while you’re using it, whether you have the app or the head unit.In the case of those using the app (which is likely most people), some… – latest science and technology news stories
Combination of insulation and thermal mass
When the summer sun burns in the sky, phase change materials (PCM) integrated in building envelopes absorb the heat – it remains cool inside. When it is getting colder outside, the materials give off heat. Several grams of these storage media can protect against overheating and undercooling for a long… – latest science and technology news stories
New look at Mount Paektu eruption suggests it released far more sulfur than thought
(—A team of researchers with members from the U.K., North Korea, China and the U.S. has found evidence that suggests the volcanic eruption of Mount Paektu in 946 C.E. spewed far more sulfur into the atmosphere than has been thought. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the…
Fast Company
How The Music World Flocked To Instagram In 2016
No longer just a place to share pretty photos of sunsets, the social media platform figured out how to appeal to musicians and their fans. No longer just a place to share pretty photos of sunsets, the social media platform figured out how to appeal to musicians and their fans.Many…
Here’s An Exclusive $10 Discount For Your Next Prime Pantry Box, Plus Free Shipping
Amazon’s Prime Pantry service has kicked off the month of December with a pair of special promotions, including a $10 discount exclusive to Kinja Deals readers!Read more…
New leaf-like nano surface could boost solar panel efficiency
 We often look to nature for tips on how to build better tech, and few things in nature are better at harnessing the power of the sun than the leaves of ordinary plants. Researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland have discovered a way to build coatings that can mimic the surface of the leaves of…
Reddit CEO formally apologizes for editing posts, reveals site is cracking down on toxic users
One week after confessing to surreptitiously editing certain posts on the site that targeted him, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has formally apologized for his actions and promised to take a more aggressive stance against trolls and poorly behaving communities.
Best House and Apartment Designs of November 2016
In November 2016, we’ve shown you a lot of cool stuff. Here the most interesting house and apartment designs among them. This beautiful moody house is done in Victorian style with a touch of steampunk, looks unique and very stylish. Victorian-Inspired House With A Touch Of Decay Part modern, part…
Physics News
Femtosecond electron-diffraction beam can produce x-ray movies
Scientists at MIT have built a new type of electron gun capable of imaging so quickly, it effectively films an X-ray movie. We can’t wait to see Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings epic filmed …
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Chevy beats Tesla to a sub $30,000 long-range EV
Oregon and California residents can now buy an electric car with an EPA range of 238 miles for under $30,000. Chevy’s pricing configurator for its Bolt EV is now online, and as expected, the base LT model with a 10.2-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay (or Android Auto) and a rear vision camera costs $37,495,…
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New patent points to a round Apple Watch
What’s Apple got up its sleeves for the next round of Apple Watches? Quite possibly one with a round face, according to patents recently filed by the Cupertino company.Published this week, the patent filings show a circular display atop a wearable device, which means Apple could be planning to follow…
You Could Play This Jigsaw Puzzle Forever and Never Finish
It just keeps going and going and going and going… The post You Could Play This Jigsaw Puzzle Forever and Never Finish appeared first on WIRED.
LABB Is a Clever Watch Strap Inspired by Lego Bricks
The LABB band’s straps interlock like Lego bricks, allowing each to fasten quickly and securely to the other. The post LABB Is a Clever Watch Strap Inspired by Lego Bricks appeared first on WIRED.
Steam Explosions Rock New Zealand’s Rotorua Caldera
Steam explosions rocked the shores of Lake Rotorua in New Zealand for the first time in 15 years. The post Steam Explosions Rock New Zealand’s Rotorua Caldera appeared first on WIRED.
Tim Cook on Apple’s (RED) fight against AIDS
Apple has supported the (RED) campaign to raise funds to help combat AIDs since it began a decade ago. It has become the campaign’s biggest corporate supporter.World AIDS Day Today is World AIDs Day. That’s a day that means something to me. My cousin was just ten-years-old when AIDs took his life. One…
Ars Technica
Judge forces Coinbase to hand over years’ worth of user data to IRS
Enlarge (credit: Ken Teegardin) On Wednesday, a federal judge in San Francisco approved a request made earlier this month by the Internal Revenue Service to force Coinbase, a popular online Bitcoin wallet service, to hand over years of data that would reveal the identities of all of its active United…
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Syria conflict: Clown of Aleppo ‘dies in air strike’
A man who worked as a clown in rebel-held Aleppo to comfort traumatised children reportedly dies in an air strike.
TireRack Helps You Find the Best-Rated Replacement Tires For Your Car
In a bad situation, you’re probably getting tires based on whatever’s cheapest when yours go bad. If you have some time for some forethought, however, finding the best quality can save you in the long run. TireRack helps by rating and reviewing tires for cars and trucks.TireRack’s main site is designed…
The TechCrunch Disrupt London Brexit Sentiment Survey — Uncertainty sucks!
 What is going to be the impact of Brexit on UK startups and the wider European tech ecosystem as a whole? TechCrunch wanted to find out. So, in the last 3 weeks TechCrunch has polled 300 members of the startup community in London and the wider UK, 150 startups and 150 investors. The survey has been…
Crowdfunding campaign aims to create the perfect battery-pack for MacBook/MacBook Pro [Video]
While I’m sad to lose MagSafe, one benefit of using USB-C for power is that you can connect just about any external battery-pack to your MacBook or 2016 MacBook Pro if you need a boost to get through the day. An Indiegogo campaign which just got fully-funded has a particularly interesting-looking one…
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Dragon lizards fly by grabbing their fold-up wings with ‘hands’
The unique way of gliding may allow the lizards to steer using their front legs, which seem to have adapted to rotate and grab the extendable wings
The Manual
The Best Sleds For A Grown Ass Man
Fresh fallen snow offers the chance for a spirited snowball fight, building material for a snowman, and of course it means you get to go sledding! The post The Best Sleds For A Grown Ass Man appeared first on The Manual.
United Launch Alliance RocketBuilder is a configurator for space launches
Most people out there who have wanted a new car have started off at the automaker’s website using the configurator to build up your dream ride and see just how much it might cost you. If your dream ride is a rocket, United Launch Alliance (ULA) has a new website where you can configure your rocket and…
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The Hot Toys 1/6th Scale ‘Rogue One’ Chirrut Îmwe Figure Is Flawless
The new 1/6th scale Rogue One Chirrut Îmwe deluxe figure by Hot Toys is absolutely incredible. They’ve perfectly captured the likeness of the blind warrior monk from Jedha played by Hong Kong actor and martial artist Donnie Yen (who is gonna run away with this movie, I can feel it). See Also: Donnie…
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ANCHOR Kevlar Lightning Cable by Native Union
Always keep your charger within reach with the ANCHOR Kevlar Lightning Cable by Native Union. Equipped with an adjustable non-slip silicone weight, you can place this cable anywhere on your desk, nightstand, table, or counter and have peace of mind that it won’t budge. Wrapped in Kevlar, the ANCHOR Lightning…
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Spivo Rotating Selfie Stick for GoPro, Smartphones, and Compact Cameras
The Spivo Stick is an action camera pole that can spin your camera around 180 degrees with the push of a button; perfect for capturing all of life’s beautiful adventures. Press the button on the pole and the camera will instantly snap 180 degrees around and point at you, push the button again, and the…
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Special Ops Backpack 3.0 by Killspencer
Introducing the incredible Special Ops Backpack 3.0 by Killspencer, the ultimate backpack whether you’re mastering some tactical recall or something a bit tamer. With your choice of exterior, the Special Ops Backpack 3.0 is available with either canvas or leather. The canvas, with your choice of olive…
The Gadget Flow
Blub Keo ‘Nixie’ Tube Clock
Blub Keo is a single digit ‘nixie’ tube clock designed to satisfy the vintage-minded in today’s digital age. A blend of solid machined aluminum, stainless steel, hand formed glass and neon gas; Keo is a delicate fusion of art, design, and engineering. With a warm orange glow reminiscent of a vintage…
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Floating Cloud Display by Crealev
Experience the sky right in your home with the Floating Cloud Display by Crealev. Developed by Richard Clarkson Studio, the levitating cloud project combines innovative levitation technology with the beauty of a cloud in the sky. The Floating Cloud is the first of their collaboration, named Making Weather….
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Pack & Smooch Valet Tray Corby
The catch-all or valet tray is simple and elegant. Imagine it on your desk. It is not just a place to put your things. Important things need to be stored in a stylish way. All Pack & Smooch items are carefully handcrafted in their workshop in Hamburg. It’s what you can consider as the perfect gentleman…
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17-Ounce Teakwood Bottle by S’well
Get your drink on in style with the timelessly classy 17-Ounce Teakwood Bottle by S’well. Perhaps fooling your untrained eye, this water bottle is actually constructed from durable and rugged stainless steel yet has been artistically painted to resemble teakwood. Because each is individually painted,…
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Toro Lounge Chair by Blu Dot
Envelope yourself in comfortable minimalism with the Toro Lounge Chair by Blue Dot. Featuring an all-natural solid beech wood frame, this chair is as sturdy as it is elegant. Draped around the durable frame of the chair is a single piece of full grain leather. This one piece functions as the seat, back,…
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Stanley Flexible Leather Phone Stand
Give your smartphone a nice place to rest with the Stanley Flexible Leather Phone Stand by Distil Union. In a unique S-shape, this stand provides a sturdy cradle to hold your smartphone at the perfect angle for viewing videos, photos, or even your notifications while you work. Available in six different…
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Ellie – Digital UV Sterilizing Pod
Ellie with patented TRUVIOLET™ technology is a breakthrough for sterilizing at home oron the go. In just 60 seconds, the digital UV light kills germs at the DNA level, eradicating E. coli, Salmonella, Staph and Listeria, plus antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as MRSA. It’s the most powerful, portable…
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The Best File Managers for Android
While many users can live their entire smartphone lives without ever needing to touch their phones file system, there are times when more advanced measures are needed. When you need to sideload an app or move a downloaded file, for example, you’re going to need a file manager. Here are our picks for…
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies claims more than $100 million in total investment
 Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), the counterpart startup to Hyperloop One, which is also building a prototype of Elon Musk’s hyperloop system, says it has raised a little over $108 million dollars to build the tech aiming to zip us from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under half an hour….
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President Obama’s Conservation Legacy
He has protected more U.S land and water than any of his predecessors — Read more on – latest science and technology news stories
Security planning for urban areas simplified
For the first time, security aspects regarding urban planning have already been taken into account during the design phase. Software identifies and analyzes specific risks, quantifies damages and proposes solutions. VITRUV supports city planners at all stages of their work and helps optimize existing… – latest science and technology news stories
Ceiling panel cools regardless of climate
Poorly maintained air conditioning systems cause mold or other bacteria to spread; they often also generate drafts and are costly to operate. An alternative technology that uses ceiling panels covered in special heat-conducting film operates well below the dew point. Designed by Fraunhofer researchers,… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers detail what makes costly ruminant bacteria so infectious
An Iowa State University research team has identified the specific mutations that have led to the virulence of a major bacterial threat to ruminant animals such as cattle and sheep. – latest science and technology news stories
Physicists’ work may help change future of transistors
UT Dallas physicists have published new findings examining the electrical properties of materials that could be harnessed for next-generation transistors and electronics.
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Record Products 2016
Products incorporating sensors and connected systems, as well as those that benefit from engineering breakthroughs and that are produced via digital technologies, dominated Architectural Record’s Products of the Year competition.
PDF Expert 2 review: Goodbye Preview, hello affordable PDF editing on Mac
Readdle’s PDF Expert ($60 on the App Store, special $40 price directly from Readdle) is a fast, slick document viewer with annotation tools that gives Apple’s Preview a run for its money. While the built-in Preview app can handle basic annotation, PDF Expert 2 lives up to its name with stamps and other… Full Feed
Two New Studies Find Psilocybin Relieves Cancer Patients’ Anxiety and Depression
Two studies published today in the journal Psychopharmacology indicate that a single dose of psilocybin, the main active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” has large and lasting effects on anxiety and depression in cancer patients. The research, which is consistent with earlier studies suggesting the… Full Feed
A.M. Links: Trump Heads to Indiana, Putin Addresses Russia, Tennessee Wildfires ‘Likely to Be Human-Caused’
President-elect Donald Trump is headed to Indiana today, where he will visit the Carrier plant in Indianapolis. Sarah Palin is reportedly under consideration to serve as the secretary of veteran affairs in the Trump administration. Senate Democrats are planning to make the confirmation of Trump nominees… Full Feed
Ask Jacob Sullum All Your Questions About Drugs, Policy, and Drug Policy
We need to talk about Jacob Sullum. This Reason senior editor plays it low key, but he’s pretty amazing. Our beardy drug guru is the author of two critically acclaimed books: Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use (Tarcher/Penguin) and For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public…
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Psilocybin: A Journey beyond the Fear of Death?
Johns Hopkins clinical pharmacologist Roland Griffiths talks about a major new study hinting at psychedelic drugs as therapeutic powerhouses  — Read more on
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HP made a ridiculously tough laptop for schools
HP has made a laptop that it says stands up to military standards of toughness, a feat that it claims is necessary for another tough environment: schools. Its new laptop is called the ProBook x360 Education Edition. It essentially takes what would otherwise be a low-end convertible laptop and turns… all content
Batteries and Fuel Cells Workshop
Workshop: 13 Dec 2016, Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. Organized by Blue Scientific. all content
Fourth International Symposium on Semiconductor Materials and Devices (ISSMD-4)
Conference: 8 Mar 2017 – 10 Mar 2017, KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, India. Organized by School of Materials Sciences & Nanotechnology Jadavpur University. all content
MagIC2017–Magnonics, Interactions and Complexity
Workshop: 2 Jul 2017 – 6 Jul 2017, Biedrusko, near Poznan, Poland. all content
Many paths to interference: a journey between quantum dots and single molecule junctions
Workshop: 18 Apr 2017 – 20 Apr 2017, Dresden, Germany. Organized by Andrea Donarini and Linda A. Zotti. all content
2017 International Symposium on Intelligent Unmanned Systems and Artificial Intelligence(SIUSAI 2017)
Conference: 22 Sep 2017 – 24 Sep 2017, Osaka, Osaka, Japan, Japan. Organized by IASED. all content
Priorities for shaping the UK’s Industrial Strategy
Conference: 16 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom. Organized by Westminster Business Forum. all content
Penguin physics
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Flash Physics: LIGO resumes its search, sound moves magnetic domains, asteroid is tiny and bright
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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European Officials Want to Fund Border Patrol Drones
The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, wants to allocate portions of an annual EUR 500 million research fund into developing border patrol drones, it announced this week.Outlined in the Commission’s European Defence Action Plan, the body believes EU funded research could help…
An ex-Tesla engineer fixed everything that’s wrong with the hoverboard
The ‘Moboster’ was designed for a level ride to prevent the same tilts and falls synonymous with popular hoverboards.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Invention, Indiegogo, Skateboard, and Boosted Board
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Toll-Free Number Stems Human–Wildlife Conflicts
India’s Project Wild Seve allows people who have suffered crop or livestock loss from wild animals to streamline the compensation process, thus helping both farmers and wildlife.   — Read more on
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NASA’s Unusual Giant Air Cargo Transport Plane
The Super Guppy is a one-of-a-kind mega transport plane that’s been involved in moving aerospace hardware crucial to nearly ever major NASA endeavor
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Plans for a new underground hotel have been approved in London
Related: Incredible eco-friendly mansion is hidden entirely underground Via Design Curial and Evening Standard Images via Ian Chalk Architects
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Thinning of Brain Tissue Remains in College Football Players, Five Years After Play
Even college-level athletes may be vulnerable to the effects of head trauma, new research has found. Even several years after graduation, college football players continue to show evidence of neuropathic brain changes, say the researchers.
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Physics, photosynthesis and solar cells
Researchers have combined quantum physics and photosynthesis to make discovery that could lead to highly efficient, green solar cells, outlines a new report.
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It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s the tiniest asteroid!
A research team has characterized the smallest known asteroid using Earth-based telescopes: Asteroid 2015 TC25 measures just 6 feet across, they report.
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New strategy may drop cancer’s guard
A drug used now to treat Type 2 diabetes may someday help beat breast and ovarian cancers, but not until researchers decode the complex interactions that in some cases help promote tumors, according to scientists.
RGB LED Glasses
Turn heads at any party by lighting up the spot with these RGB LED glasses. These colorful futuristic shades let you choose between vibrant pre-loaded patterns, or you can program the glasses with your very own custom colors and patterns. Check it out $149.99
Instant Ice Cream Maker
Whip up delicious frozen treats in record time using this instant ice cream maker. After following the simple recipes, simply place the mixture onto the bowl’s fast freeze surface and begin turning it with the plastic spatula until your treat is frozen and creamy. Check it out $46.45
Geometric Bib Necklace
Make your outfit pop with this eye-catching geometric bib necklace. This silver and brass necklace features a series of handmade hexagons arranged into a lovely asymmetrical design that you can adjust from 17″ to 22.5″ wide. Check it out $79.99
Minecraft Torch USB Wall Charger
Juice up your devices in the geekiest way possible by plugging them into this Minecraft torch USB wall charger. Apart from its colorful pixelated design, the charger comes with 2 USB outputs and a small torch that lights up while you’re charging your devices. Check it out $29.99
Santa Hates You Christmas Card
Have some fun with your gullible kids by sending them mixed messages with this “Santa Hates You” Christmas card. The message of this deceptively sweet card instantly goes from naughty to nice the moment you unfold it. Check it out $5.00
Stainless Steel Shot Glasses
Avoid accidentally shattering a glass during your next drinking session by using these stainless steel shot glasses. They come printed with a short “bottoms up” message on the side and feature an all steel construction so they’ll last for years to come. Check it out $24.46
Black Rhodium Plated White Opal Ring
Add a touch of brilliance to any outfit by accenting it using this black rhodium plated white opal ring. This brass ring features a distinguished black rhodium exterior that is complemented by a stunning white fire opal at the center. Check it out $16.99
Iron Maiden Ugly Christmas Sweater
Get into the holiday spirit without looking like a sellout by wearing this Iron Maiden ugly Christmas sweater. Instead of cute reindeer and snowmen, this demonic sweater features images of the iconic band’s name, Eddie the Head, and lovely 666 accents. Check it out $84.99
Dimensioning Instrument Pen
Instantly and accurately capture the dimensions of any object using this dimensioning instrument pen. While one end features a trusty writing utensil, the other comes with a small rubberized roller which you move along the any surface to measure a desired distance. Check it out $149.00
Buy $50, Save $10 on Select Black & Decker Products, Courtesy of Amazon
Whether you need some tools to round out your collection, or just need to buy some as gifts, Amazon’s taking $10 off today when you spend $50 on select Black & Decker tools.Read more…
Significant Digits For Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.Later this afternoon — around 3 p.m. EST — I’m hosting an ABC Live discussion show with Marvel Comics, be sure to tune in! 12 to 15 yearsAnita Thompson, the widow of writer Hunter S. Thompson, will clone and sell…
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You can now build, cost, and launch an Atlas V rocket from your browser
Enlarge The United Launch Alliance has launched (!) a website that lets you specify, build, and eventually launch (!!) an Atlas V rocket carrying your precious cargo. The website, aptly called Rocket Builder, says right at the top that launches start at just $109 million (£87 million)—a bargain….
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Inside’s garage: George Hotz has a message for Elon Musk is a startup company known in equal measures for the product it has made and the person who made it. Founder George Hotz, who goes by “geohot,” first gained notoriety for carrier-unlocking an early iPhone and exploiting Sony’s PlayStation 3 console. More recently, Hotz and a team of around 50…
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“Power Poses” Don’t Stand Up
A 2010 study claimed that striking certain poses could alter hormone levels and risk-taking behavior. But subsequent studies can’t replicate that finding. Christopher Intagliata reports.  — Read more on
Australia carrier blocks remaining Note 7 smartphones
Around the world there are still some users of the Galaxy Note 7 who just refuse to return the devices, which are prone to burst into flames during charging. The issue is so serious that many airlines around the world have banned the devices from aircraft. While in the US, the harshest stance that has…
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This smart power strip will charge your devices on the go
Trying to plug a bunch of chargers into a single wall outlet always turns into an unsightly mess of cords and awkwardly positioned devices. You can clean up your charging life with the Kinkoo 3-Outlet Surge Protecting Smart Power Strip, and now’s a great time to snag one. Pick up your own for just $24.99… – latest science and technology news stories
Proposed quantum nano-MRI could generate images with angstrom-level resolution
(—Similar to the way that a conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine uses large magnets to generate 3D images, physicists have developed a proposal for a quantum nano-MRI machine that would use the magnetic properties of a single atomic qubit to generate 3D images with angstrom-level… – latest science and technology news stories
Largest ever research into philanthropy reveals Australians’ generosity
Fewer Australians are giving to charity but those who do are giving more, according to the largest ever research into philanthropic behaviour. – latest science and technology news stories
Mobile phones in schools—educational tool or distraction?
Is the mobile phone a learning tool or a distraction for K through 12 students? A new survey from the University at Albany reveals a complex answer regarding mobile phone school policies in China: Chinese teachers and parents are rooted in their belief that phones are a learning disruption, while students… – latest science and technology news stories
Pure organic molecules with metallic conduction under ambient pressure
For the first time in the world, a NIMS research team represented by Yuka Kobayashi, Principal Researcher, Research Center for Functional Materials, designed and fabricated single-component organic molecules that are conductive like metal under normal pressure, despite the fact that the molecules contain… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers discover way to make surfaces less vulnerable to disease-causing bacteria
Microbes, specifically disease-causing bacteria, can cause all sorts of havoc when they take hold on surfaces. – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists discover new material from Sutton Hoo ship burial
Scientists have discovered a new material to add to the collection of treasures from the Sutton Hoo ship burial – bitumen from the Middle East. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers call for urgent shift in food research to address world’s ‘rising nutrition crisis’
Researchers have proposed a new global approach to tackling the world’s mounting nutrition and food production crisis. – latest science and technology news stories
Why general counsels don’t stop corporate crime
General counsels for corporations are well-versed in the law and should be able to detect and stop fraud, not profit from stock sales utilizing their fraud-related insider information. – latest science and technology news stories
Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention
Some of the best ideas come from drinks at a bar with friends. Theo Versteegh’s revolutionary idea to mitigate concussion in sport was no different. – latest science and technology news stories
A submersible boat for offshore wind structure maintenance
In 2009, a UK SME going by the name of Scubacraft introduced the world to their convertible speedboat/submarine. Seven years later, the project has been granted support under the SME Instrument, and the company is now contemplating new markets including offshore wind farm maintenance.
How Certain Parasites Can Make Your Life a Living Hell
Everybody knows that the world is filled with creepy, microscopic parasites. But a new Kurzgesagt YouTube video explains how a particular group of parasites are meaner and more disgusting that you ever could have imagined..Read more…
Vertical Dishwasher Design: An Ergonomic Update for a Kitchen Classic
Though most of the world gets along just fine without dishwashers, a lot of people have…
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The Wistar Institute Awarded Nearly $9 Million to Advance Synthetic DNA Antibody-Based Therapy to Protect Against Zika Virus
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded an $8,777,578 million grant to The Wistar Institute to create a preventative Zika therapy utilizing synthetic DNA monoclonal antibodies (dMAbs).
Is ‘Westworld’ better than ‘Game of Thrones’? Who cares? – CNET
The “Westworld” season finale is Sunday. Can we finally stop comparing it to “Game of Thrones”?
Now robots are delivering our takeout meals – CNET
For the first time, a robot has successfully delivered a takeout meal in London.
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TOP 10 reader submissions of 2016 – private spaces
from tiny apartments to farm forest resorts, we highlight 10 private spaces from our reader submissions of 2016. The post TOP 10 reader submissions of 2016 – private spaces appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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SpaceX eyes December 16th for first Falcon 9 launch since September explosion
SpaceX reportedly has a date for the first Falcon 9 rocket launch since September’s launchpad explosion. Iridium Communications Inc. announced today that SpaceX plans to launch 10 small satellites into orbit for the company at 3:36PM ET on December 16th. The launch would take place from Vandenberg Air…
Twitter says it will ban Donald Trump if he violates the site’s rules
After Twitter had brought down the banhammer on a number of high-profile accounts associated with “alt-right” movements earlier this week, the question was raised whether it would ever remove its most famous “controversial” Tweeter: Donald Trump. When asked if it really would ban the President-elect,…
The Differences Between Pull-Ups and Chin-Ups
Pull-ups and chin-ups are both great strength-building bodyweight exercises, but they’re not the same exercise. People tend to use them interchangeably, but the differences are distinct enough that you should avoid lumping them together.Both exercises look similar and target your upper back and biceps,…
iHeartRadio’s new streaming options let you choose a song, then return to the radio
iHeartRadio’s entry into the crowded on-demand music streaming market will stay true to its roots.  The company’s new streaming services, iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access, will incorporate on-demand listening into radio stations.  “Spotify is digitized CDs,” iHeartRadio President Darren…
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ICYMI: Eye surgery, bot style
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Axsis microsurgery robot is designed to work remotely so that doctors can more minutely control the removal of cataracts. The machine can’t cut too deeply into the cornea since it’s designed to avoid that most common of human pitfalls. Meanwhile, the big…
Nokia-branded Android smartphones will arrive in the first half of next year
 It’s been a rough decade or so for Nokia’s smartphone business. In 2011, then-CEO Stephen Elop famously described the company’s situation as a “burning platform” in a memo to his staff. That same year, the company plunged into the icy waters of a deal to make Windows Phone 7 its primary operating system….
Google’s New Public NTP Servers Provide Smeared Time
Google says it has built support for the leap second into the time servers that regulate all Google services. An anonymous reader shares a blogpost by Google:No commonly used operating system is able to handle a minute with 61 seconds, and trying to special-case the leap second has caused many problems…
Organic Modern on a Budget: The 5 Tell-tale Features
Organic modern is a popular home decorating style. It oozes down-to-earth vibes and beautifully combines the sleek, modern décor with […] The post Organic Modern on a Budget: The 5 Tell-tale Features appeared first on Founterior.
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Bylund: The Faulty Logic of GDP Necessitates an Economic Paradigm Shift
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssBylund: The Faulty Logic of GDP Necessitates an Economic Paradigm ShiftCalculation and Knowledge 0 Views Per Bylund writes for Nearly 80 years ago — during the height of the Great Depression — economist Simon Kuznets envisioned a system…
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What Trump Will Mean for Air Travel
He hasn’t said much, but his influence on the industry could be profound — Read more on
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Oculus details how to set things up for 360-degree and room-scale experiences
When Oculus releases its Touch controllers on December 6, the new peripherals are set to expand the Rift’s capabilities considerably. Using a standard set-up, the controllers only work when the player is facing forward, but the company recently announced plans to support both 360-degree tracking and…
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Columbia’s OutDry Extreme Eco jacket keeps you dry and helps save the planet
This may seem like an outrageous claim, particularly if you live in a place like the rainy Pacific Northwest and are used to switching out your rain jacket every four years (or even sooner!). Exposure to water and general wear degrade the water repellent on your outdoor gear. The more you use your jacket,…
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The Cost Of Operating The Death Star For One Day Is Beyond Ridiculous
Back in 2012, an estimate put the cost of building a real Death Star at $852 quadrillion with a build time of 833,315 years. A new estimate has revealed that the cost of running the Death Star for JUST ONE DAY would be even more ridiculous. Ovo Energy, an energy supply company based in Bristol, England,…
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Celestial Cartography Is in the Midst of a Dramatic Upgrade
A new map of the Milky Way will improve understanding of stellar physics—and ultimately of our galaxy’s entire history — Read more on
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Harrison Lane’s Family-Inspired Furniture
Harrison Lane is a Canadian cabinet maker and self-taught furniture designer who’s part of Oldam Brand, a family-run studio out of Ottawa, Ontario. Recently, Lane designed and built a few beautiful pieces of solid wood furniture, each named after a family member, complete with handcrafted… – latest science and technology news stories
Opinion: Whose word should you respect in any debate on science?
The motto of the Royal Society, Britain’s and perhaps the world’s oldest scientific society, is “nullius in verba” which it says translates as “take nobody’s word for it”. – latest science and technology news stories
Habitats important for juvenile shark survival, but not adequately protected
After analysing more than 2000 hours of coastal shark sightings, researchers from The University of Western Australia and other collaborators have warned that habitats important for juvenile shark survival are not adequately protected. – latest science and technology news stories
Predatory bacterium that kills to obtain bioplastic
Spanish researchers have designed a method that uses a predatory bacterium to extract bioplastic materials from other bacteria. The system, already patented, will make it possible to obtain bioplastics at low cost and at industrial scale in bacterial cell factories. – latest science and technology news stories
What happens when virtual reality affairs get real?
July 2015 might well be known as the month online infidelity went public. This date coincided with one of the biggest and most revealing hacks in history when the Ashley Madison database was compromised and made available online. – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists’ weather predictions stop farmers losing crop
Pest infestations and extreme weather could be predicted months ahead thanks to a new business launched in conjunction with The Hive at Nottingham Trent University. – latest science and technology news stories
Virtual reality takes public on history tour of shipwreck island
Thanks to virtual reality (VR) technology, the public can experience and explore Beacon Island, the site of the notorious Batavia shipwreck – latest science and technology news stories
Japanese company plans artificial meteor shower
A company named Sky Canvas plans to launch a colorful artificial meteor shower barrage via micro-satellite. – latest science and technology news stories
Watching gene-editing at work to develop precision therapies
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have developed methods to observe genome editing in action—and they’re putting those capabilities to work to improve genetic engineering techniques. With support from a five-year, $1.8 million award from the National Institutes of Health, the new project could… – latest science and technology news stories
Artificial intelligence toolkit spots new child sexual abuse media online
New artificial intelligence software designed to spot new child sexual abuse media online could help police catch child abusers. The toolkit, described in a paper published in Digital Investigation, automatically detects new child sexual abuse photos and videos in online peer-to-peer networks. – latest science and technology news stories
Energy hybrid—battery meets super-capacitor
Researcher at TU Graz demonstrates in Nature Materials that it is possible to combine the high-energy density of batteries with the high-power output of super capacitors in a single system – thanks to liquid energy storage materials. – latest science and technology news stories
Can research methods from different disciplines work together?
A new article exploring how to make research methods from different disciplines work together has been published in Cultural Trends. The article’s recommendations are based on the experience of organizing an enormous multidisciplinary project, Dementia and Imagination. With an emphasis on multidisciplinary… – latest science and technology news stories
CRISPR editing in pancreatic cells reduced cell death and increased insulin secretion
With the help of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors, researchers at Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden have managed to “turn off” an enzyme that proved to play a key role in the regulation of the diabetes-associated TXNIP gene. The results are decreased cell death and increased insulin production in… – latest science and technology news stories
Ice Age hunters destroyed forests throughout Europe
Large-scale forest fires started by prehistoric hunter-gatherers are probably the reason why Europe is not more densely forested. This is the finding of an international team, including climate researcher Professor Jed Kaplan of the University of Lausanne and archaeologist Professor Jan Kolen of Leiden… – latest science and technology news stories
Black phosphorus doesn’t mind de-aerated water
Researchers at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), within the Institute for Basic Science(IBS) have discovered that one of graphene’s competitors, black phosphorus, is inert to water deprived of oxygen, ending the debate of whether water causes its degradation. Their research, accepted… – latest science and technology news stories
One day, many ideas: Future of Mind 2016 illuminates NYC (Part 1)
(—The shape that human cognition may take over the coming next half-century has become increasingly difficult to foresee. Moreover, accelerating advances in science, mathematics, computing, and culture – including Artificial General Intelligence, Machine Consciousness, Synthetic Creativity,… – latest science and technology news stories
Cement made from steel production by-product can lead to a huge CO2 reduction
Steel production generates some hundred million tons of steel slag worldwide each year. This giant mountain of leftovers is largely dumped. TU/e professor of building materials, Jos Brouwers, will be working with industrial partners to investigate whether he can make cement out of it. If he succeeds,… – latest science and technology news stories
New observations confirm long-standing theory that stars are copious producers of heavy elements
Galaxies are often thought of as sparkling with stars, but they also contain gas and dust. Now, a team led by UCLA astronomers has used new data to show that stars are responsible for producing dust on galactic scales, a finding consistent with long-standing theory. Dust is important because it is a… – latest science and technology news stories
Children in care need of early education, but too few receive it
Opportunities to narrow the achievement gap between looked after children (children in care) and their peers are being missed because too many of them do not receive good quality early education places, says research funded by the Nuffield Foundation. – latest science and technology news stories
ChargeLounge E-charging station for IKEA customers
IKEA shoppers in Ludwigsburg can now use a special electric charging station. Werner Spec (Ludwigsburg’s mayor), Prof. Wilhelm Bauer (Fraunhofer IAO director), Ulf Wenzig (IKEA Germany sustainability manager), and Anja Heinle (IKEA Ludwigsburg manager) opened Germany’s first “ChargeLounge”. It features…
Fitbit may buy smartwatch maker Pebble
Fitness wristband maker Fitbit is said to be close to a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble, mainly for its intellectual property. Fitbit is aiming to acquire Pebble’s assets particularly the PebbleOS, which has a large number of apps running on it and can be paired with both Apple’s iOS and Android,…
27% off WakaWaka Solar-Powered Flashlight and Smartphone Charger – Deal Alert
Perfect for emergencies, traveling or for anyone who spends time outdoors, the WakaWaka Power+ is a rugged, ultraefficient solar flashlight and charger designed to help people plug into the sun for power and light. It has full battery life after about 12 hours in the sun or 4 hours charged from a wall…
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Secure and organize your files with a lifetime of pCloud Premium Cloud Storage (87% off)
Think of all the precious documents, photos, and other vital files you keep on your computer. Now think about how easy it is for your computer’s hard drive to suddenly fold up, potentially erasing all that data forever. Make sure that nightmare scenario never plays out by saving all your info in the…
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South Korea: Birthplace of president’s father ‘torched’
The birthplace of the father of South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye is set alight, police say.
Today’s Best Deals: Massive Prime Pantry Savings, NBA Gear, Quick Charge 3.0, and More
An exclusive Prime Pantry promotion, NBA apparel, and the cheapest QC 3.0 car charger we’ve ever seen lead off Thursday’s best deals. Read more… Full Feed
Ohio State Knife Attacker Abdul Artan Was Taking a Class About Microaggressions
Before he was shot dead while attempting to murder a bunch of people with a car and a butcher’s knife, Ohio State University student Abdul Artan—a Pakistani immigrant who reportedly became radicalized after learning about injustices committed against fellow Muslims—was enrolled in a class called “Crossing…
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Seismic sensing app detects 200 earthquakes in first six months
Earthquake detecting app MyShake turns smartphones into an earthquake sensor network. Its creators hope it will be able to give warnings of seismic events
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Pigeons in Spain Can Now Get Birth Control More Easily Than Most American Women
Like many major cities, Barcelona has a pigeon problem.As the population of birds has swelled to an estimated 85,000, the waste pigeons produce in public spaces has become an increasing burden. To curb the number of birds, and pigeon droppings, the city had been mulling over a plan to collect and kill…
Lanesplitter Seemingly Good Citizen Ruins Moment By Being An Asshole | Kotaku Top YouTubers Say They
Lanesplitter Seemingly Good Citizen Ruins Moment By Being An Asshole | Kotaku Top YouTubers Say They’re Being Screwed Yet Again By The Platform | Lifehacker How a Stupid Joke Can Earn You More Money During Salary Negotiations | io9 The DC/CW Crossover Finally Kicked Off, and It Was Totally Worth the…
Apple’s Latest Desperate Attempt to Catch Google Maps Sounds Especially Ridiculous
Apple is going to try and close the gap between its mapping application, Apple Maps, and Google Maps by deploying a fleet of drones to scan streets, according to Bloomberg. Details are sparse, but what we do know sounds absurd.Read more…
The White House Wants to Win Over Teens With a Fancy New App
Unlike the incoming administration, the Obama White House has been fairly consistent in its friendliness toward technology and Silicon Valley. Its latest attempt is no different, except this time, it’s going after the future leaders of America. That’s right, teens: The White House wants you. Read more…
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13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December
It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read list….
Save the Liquid from Roasting Mushrooms for a Savory, Umami-Packed Condiment
Like all roasted vegetables, roasted mushrooms are pretty glorious. If you’ve ever made them, you’ve most likely noticed a bit of liquid pooling in the pan. This liquid should be drained to encourage browning, but it should not be tossed, as it makes a delicious, savory condiment.Serious Eats calls it…
Physics News
Researchers demonstrate ‘ghost imaging’ with atoms
A team of physicists at ANU have used a technique known as ‘ghost imaging’ to create an image of an object from atoms that never interact with it.
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Scientists develop an artificial dog nose that mimics the ‘active sniffing’ of dogs
By mimicking how dogs get their whiffs, a team of government and university researchers have demonstrated that “active sniffing” can improve by more than 10 times the performance of current …
Physics News
How laser annealing technology can lead to production of ultrathin nanomaterials
Smart phones have shiny flat AMOLED displays. Behind each single pixel of these displays hide at least two silicon transistors which were mass-manufactured using laser annealing technologies. …
Incredible drone pilot weaves teeny tiny spaces for stunning beach video
The beach looks even more beautiful when you’re looking at it through a bicycle wheel, no? In the event you’ve never seen it that way, you might want to take a look at “Fresh Squeeze,” a technically stunning drone video by Robert McIntosh, the camera flits through the tiniest spaces, navigates sharp…
How to watch The Game Awards on your screen of choice
The Game Awards kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 1, but it’s not airing on any television networks. So how do you watch? There are lots of options, as it turns out. You might not be able to find it on any channel accessible from your cable box, but it’ll be streaming on a variety of platforms,…
Use Prepaid Cards to Keep Kids (or Yourself) On Budget On Vacation
It’s hard to stick to your budget when you travel, especially if you have kids who want souvenirs or gifts that can add up. Instead, consider loading a prepaid card before your trip and giving it to your kids, or using it to cap your own souvenir spending.Read more…
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6 best note-taking apps to help you remember and write everything
We’re living in an information-filled world, so it’s only natural that you might need a handful of apps to help you remember everything. The good news is that improvements around computing hardware have made note-taking apps even more practical and useful in recent years.4K monitors and Ultra HD laptop…
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Download of the day: Microsoft Worldwide Telescope
Everybody loves to make jokes about Microsoft, but while it does do the odd daft thing it’s also home to an incredible combination: some of the finest minds on the planet and an enormous bucket of money.That means it comes up with brilliant ideas such as Microsoft Worldwide Telescope, which enables…
NatureNews – Most recent articles – science feeds
An expensive dodo, an even more expensive telescope, and a ‘fog rainbow’
November’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21075
Airbnb relents, will limit how long people can rent out properties in two major cities
Faced with pressure from cities around the world, Airbnb is cracking down on hosts who don’t seem to live in the properties they rent.  The company will limit the number of nights a host in London or Amsterdam can rent a property through its short-term rental site. To rent a home for more than 90 days…
The Awesomer
Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype Racer
LinkCadillac returns to prototype endurance racing in spectacular fashion, with a 600 hp V8 track beast inspired by the CTS-V. It rocks sleek aerodynamics, the requisite racing gear, and weighs just 2,050 pounds. Debuts at the Rolex 24 race in Daytona on January 28-29, 2017. More…
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens (REFURB) w/ 1yr Canon Warranty $239.99
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens (REFURB) w/ 1yr Canon Warranty $239.99
Announcing the Disrupt London Hackathon sponsor prizes, and last chance for tickets
 This year’s TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon is set to be the best yet. We’re mere days away from the main event and are bursting with excitement. As we’ve been releasing information about the event this week, we wanted to whet our hacker’s appetites with details about spectator tickets, our sponsors,…
Firefox recovers from near-death experience
Mozilla’s Firefox backed further from the brink last month, and Mac owners continued to abandon Apple’s Safari, new data released today showed.Also, last month, Microsoft lost another 23 million Internet Explorer and Edge users.According to analytics vendor Net Applications, Firefox’s user share — an…
BBC News – World
Trump assembles America’s ‘richest cabinet’
A look at the billionaires and millionaires making up Donald Trump’s top team.
Magic Mushrooms Are Weirdly Effective at Making Cancer Less Miserable
The active ingredient in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, is remarkably effective at reducing feelings of anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental anguish in cancer patients, according to a pair of new studies. Read more…
Tom Cruise Assures You Mummies Are Real in the First Footage From The Mummy
Universal’s latest reboot of its classic monsters involves Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, and Russell Crowe’s hilarious haircut facing a vengeful mummy, played by Sofia Boutella (Star Trek: Beyond.)Read more…
Ticket To Ride Can Keep Family Time From Jumping the Tracks – Get a Copy For $30
After Catan, Ticket to Ride is probably the most popular “good” board game out right now, and you can grab a copy for $30 on Amazon today, just in time for the holidays.Read more…
You can now get HBO and Cinemax through Amazon
Amazon is still trying to take over cable.  The tech giant’s TV replacement, Amazon Channels, is adding HBO and Cinemax. HBO will cost $14.99 a month for Prime members, and Cinemax will cost $9.99 a month.  Amazon Channels lets users pay for some specific channels, rather than an entire cable subscription….
Pokemon Sun and Moon break more records for Nintendo
Pokemon Sun and Moon have become the fastest-selling Nintendo games ever in the Americas, the company has announced. This sales milestone comes on the heels of a similar one in Japan, where Pokemon Sun and Moon managed to become the second-largest 3DS launch. It would seem that Sun and Moon are primed…
Popular Science
10 incredible space photos from astronaut Don Pettit’s new book
Space Spaceborne just landed in book stores “To travel in space is to be awestruck, over and over and over.”–Don Pettit, Spaceborne.
How-To Geek
How to Clear Cortana’s Search History in Windows 10
Cortana in Windows 10 is more than a simple search feature. It’s a personal assistant similar to Siri on iOS or OK Google on Android. Information entered into Cortana is stored on your PC and in your Bing account so results can be customized to you.Click Here to Continue Reading
Curbed National
Of course Norway has rad new ‘bicycle hotels’ to promote cycling
This glowing green-roofed example was just completed last month Forget plain old bike racks, Norway is taking bike storage into a whole new stratosphere. Just look at this luminous new 5,000-square-foot public “Bicycle Hotel,” commissioned by Norwegian National Railways for its station in Lillestrøm,…
Gear Patrol
Win the Workout Gear You Need This Winter
Don’t let the weather — or lack of gear — keep you from exercising outdoors this winter. …Read More »
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is Being Emergency Evacuated From the South Pole
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced Thursday morning that it will provide a “humanitarian medical evacuation flight” from the South Pole for an “ailing” Buzz Aldrin. BusinessInsider adds: Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon, joining Neil Armstrong in the Apollo 11 Lunar Module in… Physics News
Physicists’ work may help change future of transistors
UT Dallas physicists have published new findings examining the electrical properties of materials that could be harnessed for next-generation transistors and electronics. Physics News
Researchers take first look into the ‘eye’ of majoranas
Majorana fermions are particles that could potentially be used as information units for a quantum computer. An experiment by physicists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel’s Department of Physics has confirmed their theory that Majorana fermions can be generated and measured… Physics News
Quantum friction—beyond the local equilibrium approximation
Systems out of thermodynamic equilibrium are very common in nature. In recent years they have attracted constantly growing attention because of their relevance for fundamental physics as well as for modern nanotechnology. In a collaborative effort, the Theoretical Optics and Photonics group at the Max-Born-Institut…
Tools and Toys
Tile Mate and Slim Combo Pack
I tend to always lose my keys and/or wallet at home. The Tile combo pack was made for me. It comes with a 4-pack (2 smaller and 2 larger ones). The smaller ones have a built-in hook for your keys. If you lose your item, the tile app (connected via Bluetooth) can show you the last known location. If…
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Facebook’s evolving role in media
Back from a week off, Walt and Nilay catch up and discuss Walt’s latest column on Facebook elaborate on how they should step up to tackle the fake news problem that plagues the platform. We love your feedback on the topics of the show and suggestions on how to make our show better and more fun —…
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Zoom Lens (REFURB) w/ 1yr Canon Warranty $539.99
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Zoom Lens (REFURB) w/ 1yr Canon Warranty $539.99
Android Auto goes fully hands-free as OK Google support revs up
The Android Auto improvements promised by Google at its I/O Conference earlier this year have been slow to roll out. Last month it released a standalone phone app for people who don’t have the car-centric technology already built-in to their dashboards, but we’re still waiting for the first wireless…
This Giant Inflatable Waterpark Is What Dreams Are Made Of
This 200-person capacity beachside waterpark might just make me travel to Dubai. Coming in at 252 feet long and 115 feet wide, this floating obstacle course looks like a grand ol’ time. The park even spells out Dubai!Read more… Full Feed
How Gerrymandering Protects Entrenched Politicians: New at Reason
Ronald Reagan was president when Michael Madigan, a Democrat, became speaker of the Illinois House in 1983. Reagan served two terms and died in 2004, and his name adorns schools, roads, parks and an airport. A generation has passed since he left the White House. And Madigan? He is still speaker, and…
Ars Technica
EPA reaffirms 54.5mpg target fuel economy by 2025; automakers turn to Trump
(credit: Arthur Caranta) On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed leaving in place fuel economy standards that would gradually increase the average miles per gallon requirements for cars to 54.5mpg by 2025. The Wall Street Journal notes that that translates to about 40mpg…
BBC News – World
Full-size Titanic replica being built in China
A full-sized replica of the Titanic is to become the top attraction at a Chinese theme-park.
Here’s the Best Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger Deal We’ve Seen, Just $6 While Supplies Last
If your phone supports Quick Charge 3.0, or hell, even if it doesn’t yet, $6 is an incredible price for a

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