Indistinguishable from Magic 12/2-12/4

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Proposed ‘Anti-Semitism Awareness Act’ is an Unconstitutional Mess
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) have introduced the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act which according to a statement on Casey’s website is meant to “to ensure the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has the necessary statutory tools at their disposal to investigate anti-Jewish incidents” on…
Gear Patrol
This Power Cord Is Nice as Hell (No, Seriously)
Shinola and GE collaborated on a line of power cords and wall clocks. And both are beautiful. …Read More »
Singularity HUB
This Solar Fabric Could Let You Charge Your Phone With Your Shirt
Solar energy is becoming ever more widespread, with panels going up not only on houses and office buildings, but on cars, buses, and road signs. The latest advancement in solar technology will put solar energy on another new and somewhat unexpected surface: people. Not directly on us, though—on our clothes….
WIRED
All Aboard Volvo’s Very, Very Long Bus. Like, All of You
But don’t expect to see this nearly 100-foot monstrosity in your favorite American city. The post All Aboard Volvo’s Very, Very Long Bus. Like, All of You appeared first on WIRED.
Scientific American Content: Global
Cells That Compute Come Closer to Reality
Synthetic biologists are close to putting living cells to work diagnosing human diseases and repairing environmental damage — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Use your words: Written prisoner interactions predict whether they’ll clean up their acts
The evolution of how prisoners in substance-abuse programs communicate is a good indicator of whether they’ll return to crime, new research has found.
Newswise: SciNews
Building From the Ground Up
The wise person builds on a solid foundation. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) December 1st Soils Matter blog post explains what goes into deciding soil’s suitability for a construction project.
Deals
Amazon Has Your Entire Childhood Toy Chest on Sale
Just in time for a nostalgia-filled holiday season, Amazon is marking down games and toys of your childhood yore. Choose from board games like Sorry!, Chutes and Ladders, and Candy Land or go crazy and get Spirographs and Lincoln Logs. It’s basically the ultimate sale for the children (ages 3 & up)…
Cool Material
The 10 Best New Things Coming to Amazon Prime Video This Month
The Amazon Prime Video catalogue is growing by the month, and not only because a ton of old movies are jumping into the public domain. They’re getting their hands on Oscar and Emmy winners, along with an ever increasing selection of original programming. If you don’t have Amazon, now may be the time…
Cool Material
The 10 Best Things Coming to Netflix this December
Every month, the Netflix catalogue gets a few tweaks. Whether it’s a movie we haven’t seen or something we could watch until the sun engulfs the Earth, it’s the new releases that we’re looking for. Besides, chances are, we already watched everything that’s leaving. Here are our recommendations for the…
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Compact Linear Piezo Stages offer Nanometer Resolution and Extended Travel Ranges, from PI
PI’s new PIHera Piezo Flexure linear stages with travel to 1800 µm and <0.1 nm resolution. Engineers and scientists working in the fields of nano-biotechnology, metrology, and…
The Awesomer
ShredMachine
Price: $20  | BuyWhile not as manly looking as Bear Paws, the ShredMachine looks like a much neater way to shred meats without burning your hands. Simply place meat on the base, turn the handles a few times, and you’re done. It’s perfect for pulled pork sammies, chicken salads, and more. More…
Physics News
New technique could speed drug development
Synthesizing useful new compounds is what pharmaceutical discovery and development is all about. Researchers at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have …
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Maybe We’re Fictional | Shaikha Al Ketbi | TEDxZayedUniversity
Shaikha is a visual artist who believes in the power of the mind. Her talk will invite listeners to venture into their own imaginations and the personal worlds they have unconsciously created and built over the years, and will explain how these creative thoughts can play a larger role in embedding positivity…
Ars Technica
PC players can destroy Xbox One players in Gears of War 4 this weekend
Enlarge / Squad goals. For years now, gamers have argued that letting PC and console players face each other in first-person shooters would result in a ridiculously unbalanced playing field—that the superior precision and quickness of mouse aiming would utterly dominate the competition using slower,…
Blog
Diversity marks Institute of Physics awards dinner
An evening out in London celebrating achievements throughout physics
Digital Trends
Boeing looks to drones and augmented reality tech to fight wildfires
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is looking to help revolutionize the fire-fighting business by implementing two contemporary pieces of technology — drones and augmented reality. The idea is to use the drones for tracking the progress and status of fires, while the augmented reality headsets give coordinators…
Talks at Google
Heidi Floyd: “Bad for Good: Finding Ways to Turn Adversity into Compassion” | Talks at Google
As both a caregiver and a patient, Heidi Floyd has found a way to harness her energy into teaching others how to find their hearts. A worldwide corporate speaker, Heidi has been asked to help companies find ways to help employees diagnosed with cancer and other serious illness, donate without writing…
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Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System $109.95
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System $109.95
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Why Delphi and Mobileye think they have the secret sauce for self-driving cars
Delphi and Mobileye, two leading auto-part suppliers, aren’t as well-known in the self-driving space as their much bigger rivals Google and Tesla. But Delphi, a GM spinoff now based in the UK, has been showing off its autonomous technology for over three years, and Mobileye, one of Israel’s biggest tech…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Experts argue it’s time to stop using bite marks in forensics
Researchers are increasingly skeptical about the validity of bite-mark identification as trial evidence. A new paper in Journal of Law and the Biosciences describes the legal basis for the rise of bite-mark identification and reviews relevant empirical research on bite-mark identification—highlighting…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Model explains barred owls’ domination over northern spotted owls
Barred owls – unrivaled nocturnal predators and procreators – are moving into the Pacific Northwest. They’re encroaching on northern spotted owl territories and outcompeting this smaller, threatened cousin.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Neural stem cells serve as RNA highways too
Duke University scientists have caught the first glimpse of molecules shuttling along a sort of highway running the length of neural stem cells, which are crucial to the development of new neurons.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New chemistry of life: Novel ubiquitination mechanism explains pathogenic effects of Legionella infection
A team of scientists under the lead of Ivan Dikic, Director of the Institute of Biochemistry II at Goethe University Frankfurt, has now discovered a novel mechanism of ubiquitination, by which Legionella bacteria can seize control over their host cells. Legionella causes deadly pneumonia in immunocompromised…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Natural alternatives to protect plants inspired by pharmaceutical research
The bacteria Streptomyces—which is commonly used in human antibiotics and found in the natural environments of wild plants as well as crops—could be used as an environmentally friendly alternative to pesticides, scientists in France write in an Opinion published December 1 in Trends in Plant Science….
Next Big Future
OPEC and Russia agree to oil cuts which is lifting prices and will help US shale oil
OPEC struck a long-sought agreement to reduce production by 1.2 million barrels a day. Both U.S. and international crude futures are trading north of $50 a barrel. West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark, is up $1.27, or 2.57%, at $50.71. Brent crude, the global benchmark, is up $1.41, or 2.72%,…
Architizer
ROTERMANN GRAIN ELEVATOR
The Rotermann quarter is in a historically important location in the heart of Tallinn – between the Old Town, the harbour and Viru Square. The roads to Tartu, Narva and Pärnu already intersected on Viru Square in the 19th century, making it Tallinn’s official central point. The Rotermann quarter…
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Korg’s fun-to-use Electribe sequencers pack big features into a tiny frame
Creating music has become incredibly easy thanks to computers and low-cost (sometimes free) software. For example: Using just a MacBook and GarageBand, aspiring rock gods can pump out the jams without hunting down musicians and booking studio time. B…
Mashable
Global warming blowout: Record highs beat record lows by 51-to-1 ratio in November
As the planet warms in response to the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the ratio of high temperature records compared to low temperature records has become more skewed. If the climate weren’t warming, that long-term ratio should average out to about 1-to-1.  However, that isn’t the world…
New Scientist – Online news
World’s highest plants discovered growing 6km above sea level
Coin-sized pioneers are the highest vascular plants ever found, living at more than 6100 metres above sea level on India’s dizzying Himalayan peaks
New Scientist – Online news
Moral consensus: a CEO should earn five times what workers get
In many nations there is a universal desire for a narrower pay gap between executives and workers. No wonder the reality is so toxic, says Michael Norton
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Now Lets You Check Your iPhone 6s Serial Number to See if You’re Eligible for a New Battery
Two weeks after launching an iPhone 6s battery repair program, Apple has released a tool that allows iPhone 6s owners to check whether their device is affected by the problem. An updated page for the iPhone 6s program includes an option to enter a serial number to determine whether an iPhone 6s is…
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Threat of Brexit contagion hangs over Italy’s referendum
A year ago, Italy’s Matteo Renzi confidently staked his political future on a constitutional referendum. But that was before Brexit and Donald Trump. With Italians now in similarly insurgent mood, the gamble threatens to backfire spectacularly.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New findings boost promise of molybdenum sulfide for hydrogen catalysis
Gear Patrol
Indie Watchmaker Weiss Teases Its First Automatic Field Watch
American-made components paired with a Swiss self-winding movement. …Read More »
Slashdot
Mozilla Puts New Money To Use Fighting For ‘Internet Health’
Stephen Shankland, writing for CNET: Mozilla is marshaling public support for political positions, like backing net neutrality, defending encryption and keeping government surveillance from getting out of hand, says Denelle Dixon-Thayer, Mozilla’s chief legal and business officer. The organization is…
Mashable
‘Dead’ fish miraculously comes back to life the moment the toilet flushes
Either this beta fish had a terribly short life or it hatched an amazing escape plan. Fish owner Brook Essick was transferring her fish Dane from a small glass to a large tank after a cleaning when something went wrong. Moments after the transfer, Dane’s body became lifeless, and Essick presumed the…
Newswise: SciNews
Scripps Florida Scientists Identify Novel Compound to Alleviate Pain and Itch
In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a possible drug candidate that suppresses pain and itch in animal models.
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Why AI and machine learning need to be part of your digital transformation plans
Is your business exploring AI and machine learning? Here’s how to integrate new technologies into your digital transformation plans to drive value and profits.
The Verge – All Posts
Patch is another crowdfunded campaign to replace your smartwatch with a connected watch band
If you want to get smartwatch functionality with the look of an analog watch, it’s looking like connected watch bands are increasingly the way to go. Patch is the latest company to try crowdfunding a smart band. Like the Origin or Classi bands, it’s a self-contained product that’s completely separate…
Lifehacker
Why People Gossip, and What to Do With Gossipers
We know that gossip can be about as real and credible as the fairy tales you were told as a kid, but this knowledge doesn’t deter some people from engaging in it. Here’s why people gossip (or participate in it) and what to do if you become the subject of gossip.Read more…
Ars Technica
Microsoft shareholders express fear that the company is abandoning mobile
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (credit: Microsoft) At its annual shareholder meeting yesterday, some Microsoft shareholders were more than a little concerned about the company’s mobile strategy, or if it even had one, reports GeekWire. The meeting, which started with a request to “silence all Windows…
How-To Geek
How to Add and Configure an External Display to your Mac Laptop
If you use a MacBook, you can add an external display to give yourself more screen real estate. A second display can really help your productivity and make everything feel a little less cramped.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Watch If You Dare: This Tentacled Robot Will Perform Microsurgery on Your Eyes
Watch this tiny robot uses its pincers to perform a cataract surgery and — oh my god, stop, keep it away from my eyeballs! If you can stand to watch it through your laced fingers, it’s a pretty amazing little dude. Called Axsis, the robot was designed by Cambridge Consultants and showed off earlier…
Gizmodo
The World’s Best Spacetime Ripple Detector Just Got Better
The world’s leading gravitational wave detector is back online and better than ever. After a series of upgrades, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (Advanced LIGO) switched on yesterday. Physicists are already stoked about the cosmic collisions they’re going to measure during…
Next Big Future
Status of the Arms Race in Space
China and Russia have deployed anti-satellite capability. Russia has deployed what could be multiple kamikaze satellites such as “Kosmos 2499” — designed to sidle up to American satellites and then, if ordered, disable or destroy them. A technical adviser at the Secure World Foundation, which is a nonprofit…
GearCulture
Survival Grappling Hook Climbing Claw and Gravity Carabiner
Straight from the engineering laboratory of the Batcave comes the Survival Grappling Hook Climbing Claw and Gravity Carabiner. Crafted from stainless steel and sporting a magnetic hook, it weights just 330g but can hold up to 250kg. The lightweight, versatile design is ideal for everything from disaster…
GearCulture
Gripforce Winter Boot
These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do. And much more. Introducing Gripforce, not only does it bear a name akin to a superhero, but it’s the world’s first intelligent winter boot. Clever gadgetry means it can transform from a boot to an ice-cleat with the simple flip of a…
GearCulture
Disc-O-Bed Kid-O-Bunk
Fun, convenient, and functional, the Disc-O-Bed Kid-O-Bunk is an easily assembled, no-tools-required modular solution for everything from slumber parties to summer camp. Solidly built, the mattress-free system can be used as a bunk bed, two individual cots, or as a bench-style seat. Suitable for use…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Climate cycles may explain how running water carved Mars’ surface features
Dramatic climate cycles on early Mars, triggered by buildup of greenhouse gases, may be the key to understanding how liquid water left its mark on the planet’s surface, according to a team of planetary scientists.
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‘OK Google’ is finally coming to Android Auto
The major selling point of Android Auto is that it brings smartphone-like apps and services to your vehicle. Google Maps, access to music and weather updates are now taken for granted, but it’s remained a mystery over why one of Android’s most useful…
Slashdot
UK ISPs To Start Sending ‘Piracy Alerts’ Soon
Beginning next year, internet service providers in the UK will send email notifications to subscribers whose connections have been allegedly used to download copyright infringing content. In what is an attempt to curtail piracy rates, these alerts would try to educate those who pirate about legal alternates….
SciTech Daily
Astronomers Reveal Potential Localized Dust Enrichment from Massive Star Clusters
New observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array are helping to confirm a 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…
TechCrunch
14 gifts that keep on giving
 Hit songs of the season ask: why can’t we make everyday a holiday? The answer is that we can. By giving loved ones a subscription-based gift that has new parcels, experiences or digital content arriving every season, we can spread the cheer across the year. Read More
HiConsumption
2040 Mercedes-Benz Streamliner Concept
A dual jet-powered Mercedes-Benz supercar from the future.
Physics News
Biodegradable polymers made by chemical vapor deposition
Polymerization by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is a simple method for modifying surfaces by which topologically challenging substrates can be evenly coated with polymers. In the journal Angewandte …
Physics News
Controlling chain conformations to enhance electronic devices
Controlling the way fluorinated polymer chains twist and turn may enable fast and flexible electrical circuits, according to collaborative research conducted at Penn State. The findings may …
Deals
This $250, 43″ TV Includes Smart Apps, 4K, and Even HDR Processing
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Quanta Magazine
In the Deep, Clues to How Life Makes Light
Dive deep enough under the surface of the ocean, and light reigns. Some 90 percent of the fish and crustaceans that dwell at depths of 100 to 1,000 meters are capable of making their own light. Flashlight fish hunt and communicate with a flashing Morse code sent by light pockets that pulse under their…
New Scientist – Online news
Concerns as face recognition tech used to ‘identify’ criminals
A computer that gauges if someone has a conviction based on their photo has aroused much scepticism, but it’s a reminder of the ethical dilemmas of smart tech
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A cleaner, more efficient car? Researchers design new material to better store hydrogen fuel
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Perovskite solar cells hit new world efficiency record
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Controlling chain conformations to enhance electronic devices
Next Big Future
US Air Force says unfocused and disjointed hypersonic development is losing to focused efforts in Russia and China
Here is a link to a 16 page unclassified Summary of A Threat to America’s Global Vigilance, Reach, and Power High-speed maneuvering weaponsThe U.S. lead in the technologies of high-speed flight is in question, particularly as it pertains to military applications. Several countries around the world have…
io9
Stay Out of the Cold, Curl Up with December’s Best Scifi and Fantasy Books Instead
It’s practically winter. Why go outside and trudge through the bitter cold when you can stay in and read? This guide to December’s most exciting book releases proves you have plenty of great options to choose from. And if you’re still looking for a holiday gift for your favorite bookworm (or Archer fiend,…
Newswise: SciNews
A Cleaner, More Efficient Car? FSU Professor Designs New Material to Better Store Hydrogen Fuel
A Florida State University researcher has designed new materials that could be used to store hydrogen fuel more efficiently in vehicles or other devices that use clean energy.
Newswise: SciNews
Fertilized Egg Cells Trigger and Monitor Loss of Sperm’s Epigenetic Memory
Scientists from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) in Vienna, Austria, have discovered how an embryo’s genomic integrity is safeguarded during the first 24 h after fertilization. Insights into this mechanism have implications for improving in vitro fertilization.
HiConsumption
The Wishlist: 20 Best Gifts For The Designer
Some of the best gifts out there for the more design-oriented person in your life.
HiConsumption
Scoured: Best Gear On Amazon
The best gear on Amazon for taking on winter challenges this December.
Reason.com Full Feed
LGBT Lives Are Better Than Ever, Yet The Culture War Grows Louder
My public reaction (on Twitter) when I saw BuzzFeed’s strange, now-viral piece about a couple of HGTV hosts going to a church whose pastor doesn’t support gay marriage was to wonder if the media outlet was going to write a similar piece about every single Catholic in America or just the famous ones….
Mashable
These detailed, laser-blasting ‘Star Wars’ drones are pure badass
Propel’s hand-painted and hand-sized Star Wars drones are more than just your average licensed toy. The hand-sized drones, available in four designs (Millennium Falcon, X-Wing, TIE Fighter and 74-Z speeder bike), light up and shoot lasers just like in the movies. The latter isn’t just for show. Up to…
TechCrunch
Spatial helps users navigate like a native
 Lyden Foust was an ethnographer traveling the world on behalf of corporations, living in a city for months at a time to learn what he could, and reporting back to the people who hired him. “I realized people were telling their social media more than they would ever tell me as a researcher,” Foust said….
Digital Trends
Gaming notebooks with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 may appear at CES 2017
It was only a matter of time before news of laptops based on Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 graphics chip would surface. Unnamed sources from the upstream supply chain are now chatting about the upcoming CES 2017 trade show taking place at the beginning of the new year. GTX 1050 notebook solutions are expected…
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The best free PDF reader 2016
The best free PDF reader When you need to open a PDF, you’ll usually opt for one of two options: the Reader app for Windows 8 and 10 (often pre-installed with the operating system, or available from the Windows Store), or trusty stalwart Adobe Acrobat Reader.Both are solid options, but there are many…
Joe’s Daily
Quick Fixes for Bad Hair Days for Men
Men, it’s ok to admit that we actually care how our hair looks. When it comes down to it, there’s a certain confidence we gain when our coiffure looks its best, because bad hair days are the worst! There are many quick fixes that will have you taming your hair in no time, but I’m more interested in…
Lifehacker
The Best and Worst States for Repaying Student Loans, Based on Disposable Income
Your student loan payments can be a big burden, depending on where you live and how much you earn. While there are a handful of factors that go into your loan affordability, Student Loan Hero came up with their own index to gauge the best and worst states in the U.S. for student debtors.Student Loan…
TechCrunch
Logojoy turns design into an AI-powered, iterative process
 If you’ve ever had to have a logo designed, you probably know that a lot of love, care, taste, years of training, tons of experience and buckets of knowledge goes into the process. Logojoy pulls the plug on all of that and goes barreling down a different alleyway, unlocking the power of AI and machine…
DudeIWantThat.com
The Burger Lift
Even though the Burger Lift is kind of a head-scratcher–wait, why do I need a plastic rack in the shape of a burger to raise my real burger half an inch off the plate?–it might be one of the most logical things to happen in all of 2016. And I swear, its existence is legit and available for purchase…
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2016 GIFTS FOR THE TECHIE
It is that time of year, holiday season can be stressful, especially if you?re buying for someone whom has everything. But don?t despair! Over the next couple of weeks we will be helping you with some unique gift suggestions, we?ve curated some of the best, most unique options to ensure your present…
Bless This Stuff
FEBO SOLAR ENGRAVER
Febo is a solar wooden engraver that enables you to engrave images of your choice on to a a considerable number of surfaces that you may use as your personal drawing board, you may use it on wood, plywood, leather, cork or cardboard. The engraver works by concentrating sunlight on to a single spot through…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
London mayor issues air pollution alert for first time
London’s mayor has issued air quality alerts across the capital for the first time because of high pollution levels.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists create first viable mathematical model of a key anti-Salmonella defense system
Scientists have created the first validated mathematical model of an important cellular defense mechanism against the bacterium Salmonella, according to a new study in PLOS Computational Biology.
TechCrunch
JustEat is now delivering takeout with self-driving robots in the UK
 The robots will serve you now: Greenwich, London residents have officially begun receiving deliveries from autonomous, six-wheeled rolling cooler bots, which are handling the “last mile” of food delivery from nearby takeout restaurants. Engadget notes that the robots are now in “active service,” after…
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President Obama Just Made it Easier For Donald Trump to Wage War
President Obama’s term in office began, oddly, with winning a Nobel Peace Prize and will end with him handing over to Donald Trump the reins of an executive branch whose powers to make war he has dramatically expanded. Strangely, unlike in 2012 when Obama thought he might lose to Mitt Romney and thus…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
4 myths debunked about outdoor play and children’s health
Enough with the old wives’ tales that have kept kids indoors long enough! It’s time to fight back with facts.
CNET News.com
Pokemon Go was Google Play’s top game of 2016 – CNET
Because, of course, it was. Also topping lists of most popular stuff on Google’s online entertainment marketplace: “Game of Thrones” and “Deadpool.”
PCWorld
Google makes drawing more powerful with Keep update
Keep may forever be one of the more underrated apps in Google’s stable, but that hasn’t stopped its development. And there’s a new version on its way to the Play Store that adds a subtle but important new feature for note-takers.If you’re someone who likes to scribble in Keep rather than type, Google…
Macworld
Apple now takes your old Apple Watch for free recycling
After upgrading to the Apple Watch Series 2, people now have another option for what to do with their old smartwatches. This week, Apple added the Apple Watch to the Apple Renew program, which aims to get people to send their old devices to be recycled properly free of charge. But Apple is not offering…
Lifehacker
Elevate Edible Gifts with These Little Extras
Homemade, edible gifts can be a lot of fun to give and receive (and eat), but handing someone a jar of jam can seem a little lackluster. To bump up the wow factor, include a thoughtful accessory.Read more…
Discover Magazine
Hardcore bee species builds its nest in ash by an active volcano(!)
Bees can fly anywhere, so you’d think they’d have their choice of places to live. Well, these ground-nesting bees are so hardcore that they chose to live in the ash next to an active volcano. But why? In this paper, the authors attempt to explain why the bees might pick such a hazardous location, which…
Gear Patrol
With Blink, Bespoke Is the New Standard in Luxury Travel
Blink is changing the luxury travel game with pop-up residences in remote destinations. …Read More »
Phys.org: Physics News
A friend of a friend is… a dense network
It’s a familiar request in the digital age: one of your friends on social media has a friend who wants to be your friend. Frequent linking among friends of friends can cause a rapid increase in social network connectivity.
Computerworld
Visa and Mastercard extend deadline by three years for chip cards at fuel pumps
Visa and Mastercard separately announced Thursday they will delay by three years — to Oct. 1, 2020 — the mandated date for implementing chip card payments at millions of automated fuel pumps in the U.S.The move comes after years of concerns by merchants about the implementation of chip cards at payment…
Reason.com Full Feed
House Republicans Want to Make the Wrong Change to the Corporate Tax: New at Reason
Economic research shows that the corporate tax is harmful to workers’ wages and overall economic growth. If left to their own devices, politicians still wouldn’t be likely to reduce or eliminate the destructive tax. They only act when tax competition—whereby taxpayers shop around for favorable tax…
EDC is Everyday Carry
Trending Gear: November 2016
submitted by Bernard Capulong Every day, readers like you proudly share photos of their everyday carry on the site.Not only is looking through their pockets this way super interesting, but it’s also a great way to find really cool gear you never even knew existed (yet somehow, suddenly need…).When you…
BBC News – World
South Sudan conflict: UN warns of ‘ethnic cleansing’
Ethnic cleansing is taking place in South Sudan, a UN panel says, warning of possible genocide.
Computerworld
Data-wiping malware strikes Saudi government agencies
Saudi Arabia’s government agencies were hit with a cyberattack that security researchers are blaming on a worm-like malware that can wipe computer systems, destroying data. Several government bodies and vital installations suffered the attack, disrupting their servers, the country’s Saudi Press Agency…
Digital Trends
Researchers find ‘fatal’ security flaws in 10 different medical devices
A team of researchers found several potentially “fatal” security flaws in 10 different medical implants. Researchers at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. and the University of Leuven in Belgium discovered vulnerabilities in the software and signals that communicate with implant devices. The software…
Digital Trends
Tesla gets authorization from the Virginia DMV to open a dealership
There’s good news for Tesla in Virginia. The electric car company has taken hits from states where traditional car dealership associations have fought to keep the firm from opening direct sales showrooms. The Virginia Automobile Dealers Association (VADA) similarly fought to stop Tesla’s dealership plan,…
Scientific American Content: Global
The Year in Planetary Science
Take a light-speed trip through the solar system to catch up on 2016’s biggest stories from our celestial neighborhood. Produced with support from Explore Scientific — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How the brain recognizes faces: Machine-learning system spontaneously reproduces aspects of human neurology
MIT researchers and their colleagues have developed a new computational model of the human brain’s face-recognition mechanism that seems to capture aspects of human neurology that previous models have missed.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Museum of Natural Science researchers publish the first birds of Bolivia field guide
Bolivia has more species of birds than any other land-locked country in the world. It is sixth in the world in terms of diversity of bird species, which is notable given that it has no marine birds. LSU Museum of Natural Science researchers and research collaborators in Bolivia have authored the first…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
DOE project to evaluate safety of transporting used nuclear fuel
With more than 74,000 metric tons of used nuclear fuel stored at locations around the United States, ensuring the safety of moving it to more secure disposal sites is a top federal priority.
io9
Breaking: Bryce Dallas Howard Gets Sensible Shoes for Jurassic World 2
Way back in 2015, Jurassic World was one of the biggest films of the year. And one of the biggest news stories surrounding the film was the fact that the main character, Claire, wore high heels during the majority of it. Read more…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New police training draws from science of deadly force
A portable use-of-force simulator aimed at launching a new era in police training is being rolled out by Washington State University.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
“World’s smallest EKG” makes for a healthier smartwatch
Although some smartwatches claim to be health-focused, with heart rate and step tracking capabilities, a team based in the UK has set out to one-up them all with the Cronovo. Capable of tracking stress levels, metabolism and heart rate, the company says its watch is the world’s smallest EKG….
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
NASA and Orbital ATK partner up to build technologies for space-based construction
Building things in orbit is an inherently tricky business – just look at the 13 or so years it took to us piece together the International Space Station. Granted not all the structures we build in space will be the size of a football field, but having robots handle the heavy lifting could go…
PopTech Blog
Create a memory book of special places with new app from Ken Banks
This blog post was contributed by PopTech Fellow Ken Banks. It was originally published on kiwanja.net and has been condensed and edited. It’s no secret to readers that for a while now I’ve been attempting to get back into coding. This, combined with a growing interest in building sustainability into…
Cool Hunting
Miami Art Week 2016: Sun Xun’s “Reconstruction of the Universe” for Audemars Piguet: An immersive installation of epic proportions for Art Basel
There’s no denying the substantial perks of hosting Art Basel in the city of Miami during the month of December. Some of the most powerful works during the entire week can be found outdoors, but one such piece does more than bask in the Magic City…… Continue…
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This Timeline of HIV/AIDS Drugs Shows How Far We’ve Come
When HIV/AIDS was discovered in 1981, it was a death sentence for anyone unlucky enough to get the immune system-suppressing disease. But more than 30 years later, many people who have HIV/AIDS are able to live full, healthier lives, thanks to the development of antiviral medicines and decades of work…
Digital Trends
Watch this terrifying robotic LaserSnake destroy a nuclear power cell
Thirty years ago, LaserSnake2 would be the name of a video game we would badly, badly want to get our hands on. In 2016, it’s the name of a real-life robot which looks, for all intents and purposes, like one of the terrifying creatures from Tremors and happens to shoot out five-kilowatt laser blasts…
Lifehacker
Zenkit Helps You Organize Complex Projects Into Actionable, Bite-Size Steps
Regardless which productivity system or method you prefer, Zenkit is an all-in-one webapp that can help you manage your big projects and activities using the system that works for you. It’s free (for now, it’s in beta), but it looks good—minimal and distraction-free, but powerful under the hood.At first…
WIRED
Pull a Car From a Ditch With the Super-Strength of Physics
If you ever need to pull a heavy object with a rope, there is a simple physics trick that can give you greater tension. The post Pull a Car From a Ditch With the Super-Strength of Physics appeared first on WIRED.
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The big problems with Facebook Messenger Instant Games
In case you missed the news, games are now included on the ever-growing list of Facebook Messenger features. There are a lot of them, too, with arcade classics such as Arkanoid and PAC-MAN joining newer titles like Bust-A-Move Blitz and Words with Friends: Frenzy. It’s frankly an excellent idea that…
Ars Technica
Legal raids in five countries seize botnet servers, sinkhole 800,000+ domains
Enlarge / Avalanche once hosted ransomware that spoofed messages from law enforcement. Now, a team of 40 law enforcement agencies has shut it down. (credit: Symantec) [Update, 3:00 PM EDT: This story has been updated with additional details from The Shadowserver Foundation and Europol.] A botnet…
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French voters urge ex-minister Taubira to join left-wing presidential primary
An online petition urging former justice minister Christiane Taubira to join France’s upcoming left-wing presidential primary has gained tens of thousands of signatures, amid fears the ruling Socialist Party is headed for an election drubbing.
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Audio recordings drag Guinea president into mine bribery scandal
Audio recordings obtained by FRANCE 24 have cast new light on the titanic battle raging over one of the world’s largest iron ore deposits, suggesting the murky practices Guinea’s President Alpha Condé had pledged to stamp out are still taking place.
The Next Web
Marketing the TNW Way #17: 50+ Custom Dimensions in Google Analytics
In this blog series, we shed some light on our marketing approach at The Next Web through Web analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), social media, and more. During MeasureCamp London a few months ago I shared parts of our set up and promised to blog more about…
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Airbnb will limit Amsterdam rentals to 60 days a year
One of the sticks that is used to beat Airbnb with is that the company cares nought for social cohesion or its effect upon communities. That’s why it’s big news to see that the home-sharing firm will comply with property rental regulations in the Netherlands. From January, homeowners in Amsterdam will…
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Refs will wear GoPros for Fox’s Big Ten championship broadcast
During this weekend’s Big Ten football championship game, Fox Sports will offer fans a different kind of on-field views during its coverage of the match-up. When Wisconsin and Penn State take the field Saturday, December 3rd, referees will be wearing hats equipped with GoPros to give fans another perspective…
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Motorola adds a Mophie battery and a car dock to its pile of Mods
Motorola’s magnetic Mods are the reason to own a Moto Z, and the company just pulled back the curtain on two more of them. If the existing bolt-on batteries weren’t big enough for you, a new 3,000mAh Mophie JuicePack (with a USB Type-C port for independent charging) is now available for $80. And since…
9to5Mac
CBS adds NFL to ‘All Access’ streaming service, but mobile phones remain Verizon exclusive
CBS today announced a new deal with the NFL to bring its coverage of the league to its All Access streaming service available across a variety of devices including iPad, Apple TV, and the web. Starting this weekend on December 4th, CBS All Access users will be able to view all of the network’s regular,…
kottke.org
The best books of 2016
It’s just the beginning of December and the lists of the best books of the year are already starting to stack up like so many clichés about nightstand book piles. Here’s what book editors, voracious readers, and retailers have to say about the year’s top books. Tyler Cowen almost never steers…
Acquire
Audio-Technica creates a wireless headphone for the Hi-Fi aficionado
Wireless audio without any compromises.Photo: Audio-TechnicaThough wireless headphones are all the rage right now, audiophiles have been waiting for companies to solve the quality limitations of streaming technology. Audio-Technica aims to solve this with their new ATH-DSR9BT,a wireless Bluetooth headphone…
Fast Company
These Are The Most Downloaded Android Apps Of 2016
Pokemon and Deadpool earned top honors on this year’s list. Pokemon and Deadpool earned top honors on this year’s list.Google unveiled its “Best of 2016” lists today, a rundown of the year’s top apps, games, songs, movies, TV shows, and books based on the number of times each was…
GearHungry
Memory Foam Wallet
It’s no secret that sitting on your wallet isn’t good for you. But if you’re going to do so anyway you’re probably better off with a Memory Foam Wallet over a more traditional stiff leather one. As its name suggests the wallet features nice and soft memory foam on the outside that boosts comfort when…
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Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 Creators Update build to Windows Phone Insiders
Ahead of next week’s WinHEC China event, Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Mobile test build for Fast Ring phone Insiders, 14977.
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Use this Apple tool to check if your iPhone 6S is eligible for a new battery
If you’re having issues with your iPhone 6S randomly shutting off, Apple may replace it for free.
Newswise: SciNews
Study Finds Hearing “Meaningful” Sounds Decreases Performance on Cognitive Tasks
Open office plans are becoming increasingly common in the workplace — offering a way to optimize available space and encourage dialogue, interaction and collaboration among employees. However, a new study suggests that productive work-related conversations might actually decrease the performance of…
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Houston Methodist Receives Award for Implantable HIV Drug Delivery Device
The Houston Methodist Research Institute’s department of nanomedicine is the recipient of this year’s AIDS Foundation Houston Shelby Hodge Vision Award. Alessandro Grattoni, Ph.D., nanomedicine department chair at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, accepted the award during the World AIDS Day…
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Hubble’s space-themed holiday cards are perfect for the relatives you hate
The holidays are a minefield of social obligation. It’s hard to balance the need to get everyone a gift with the need to throw shade at the most annoying relatives. Luckily, the beloved Hubble Space Telescope is here to help. Hubble is offering free holiday cards (some beautiful, some strange) that you…
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Plasma-zapping process could yield trans fat-free soybean oil product
Purdue University researchers have developed a hydrogenation process that could solidify soybean oil for food processing without creating trans fats, which have been linked to heart disease and stroke.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Princess Cruise Lines to pay $40 mn fine for pollution
Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million fine for deliberately dumping waste into the seas it sails in and attempting to cover it up, authorities announced Thursday.
Digital Trends
Bitcoin anonymity no longer guaranteed; summons served to U.S. exchange
Bitcoin’s veil of privacy for 3 million Coinbase customers has been threatened. It may be torn down completely as a result of a summons authorized Wednesday by a federal judge. The Internal Revenue Service is seeking customer identity and 2014 to 2015 transaction records from Coinbase, the largest Bitcoin…
Digital Trends
To fix failing veteran health care system, the VA looks to artificial intelligence
The veteran health care system has seen its fair share of criticism over the last several years, but a new tech-forward partnership may help officials grant returning warriors the care they need. On Tuesday, Flow Health announced the formation of a five-year partnership with the United States Department…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
The Army’s looking into putting bacteria into its electronics
Enlarge / The future of electronics, Army style. (credit: ARL’s Eric Proctor) If you’re not familiar with the terms “synthetic biology” or “biohybrid systems,” you may want to add them to your vocabulary. If the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and other research institutions are able to follow…
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The U.S. Put at Least 67,000 People in Solitary Confinement Last Year
While the use of solitary confinement in the U.S. has been decreasing in recent years, there were at least 67,442 inmates in the U.S. locked in their cells for 22 or more hours a day in the fall of 2015, according to a report released Wednesday by the Association of State Correctional Administrators…
Mashable
This shape-shifting furniture assembles like LEGO
Remember that wooden self-assembling chair? This is the improved, significantly cheaper and more sustainable version. ‘SPYNTEX’ offers sets for adults and kids which can be used to create a variety of different shapes, furniture and toys. It’s basically LEGO for the entire family. Read more…More about…
Lifehacker
The Best Artificial Christmas Trees, Stands, and Lights for 2016
It’s up to you to decide whether you want a real Christmas tree or an artificial one, but it’s up to the experts to decide the best stand or artificial tree to get. After 100 hours of research, The Sweethome has narrowed down the best options for 2016.Read more…
VentureBeat
Interfaces on demand: the new services inside chatbots, voice computing, and mixed reality
GUEST: We are at the very beginning of a fundamental shift in the way that humans communicate with computers. I laid out the beginning of my case for this in my essay The Hidden Homescreen, in which I argued that as internet-powered services are distributed through an increasingly fractured set of channels,…
VentureBeat
Encrypted email app ProtonMail introduces two-factor authentication
ProtonMail has finally introduced two-factor authentication (2FA) to its encrypted email service, meaning you can now make it harder for third-parties to access your account should they gain access to your password. The core raison d’être of ProtonMail is to provide a secure email service that uses…
VentureBeat
You can now access Box files from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android
Box has updated its Microsoft partnership with a feature enabling you to easily access files from the cloud-based file storage service onto the mobile versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This comes months after Box was named to Microsoft’s Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP), which has expanded…
VentureBeat
4 tips for building the best bots
GUEST: It’s been seven months since we launched Kik’s Bot Shop, and we’ve seen more than 20,000 bots created in that time. We’ve also approved more than 150 bots to be featured in the Bot Shop, following strict standards to ensure a high-quality experience for our users. To date, Kik users have exchanged…
CONTEMPORIST
Kitchen Design Idea – Hide Pull Out Trash Bins In Your Cabinetry
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A personalized water purification system that floats
From left: the foam, the cellulose wrapping, and the graphene oxide. We don’t often think about our access to clean water, but water scarcity is an everyday problem for many parts of the world. Technologies that can cheaply deliver clean water hold tremendous potential, especially in light of our…
Fast Company
Five Productivity Tips For People Who Work For Themselves
As a freelancer or solo founder, staying on task is tough when you’re your own boss. These entrepreneurs share their secrets. As a freelancer or solo founder, staying on task is tough when you’re your own boss. These entrepreneurs share their secrets.”Look over here,” vibrates…
Computerworld
GM’s self-driving tech will stop the car if you’re inattentive
A letter sent from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to GM revealed some of the details about how the “Super Cruise” advanced-driver assistance system (ADAS) will function, including its ability to enable hands-free operation for extended periods. In March, GM asked the…
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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco Stocking Stuffers
Looking to give your loved one an extra somethin’, somethin’? Impress them with these 15 sustainable stocking stuffers. Find something for coffee lovers, bike riders, DIYers and even brown thumbs. Whether it’s cozy fair trade fingerwarmers made by indigenous
Architizer
Timber! America’s Largest Wood Framed Building Opens in Minneapolis
Now, the larger of the Twin Cities has something else to boast: a sleek office building designed by Michael Green Architects (MGA) that holds the distinction of being the largest mass timber structure in the United States.
Mashable
Two of Silicon Valley’s favorite startup websites are joining forces
Product Hunt, the “Reddit for startups” website favored by Silicon Valley investors and entrepreneurs, has been acquired. The three-year-old startup was acquired by AngelList, a company that matches startups with prospective investors and employees. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but Recode reported…
Mashable
How leading publications can prepare for a tidal wave of citizen reporting
How Leading Publications Can Prepare For A Tidal Wave of Citizen Reporting During Hurricane Sandy in 2012, CNN made a gaffe when it falsely announced that the New York Stock Exchange was under three feet of water. Chad Mayers and other leading media figures like Piers Morgan were left gasping for breath,…
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Furniture Ideas – 14 Modern Wood Chairs For Your Dining Room
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TechCrunch
BOTS Act punishing online scalpers passes Senate, moves on to the House
 Scalpers who use bots to slam ticket websites and snatch up a huge proportion of seats at popular shows may soon find themselves in violation of federal law. The Senate and House have both passed versions of a bill criminalizing the practice. Read More
Acquire
Hodinkee releases the perfect collection of stocking stuffers for the watch lover
A solid collection of options for the watch lover this Holiday season.Photos: HodinkeeIt’s hard not to drool over everything in the Hodinkee Shop. The shop’s inventory is not only exceptionally well-curated, but their team ensures that every piece for sale is well thought out and considered. This is…
Digital Trends
FitBit snaps up Pebble in bid to stay alive in shrinking wearables market
The wearables market explosion that wasnt’t Two struggling wearables companies have joined forces in a bid to survive in a surprisingly shrinking tech marketplace. TheInformation.com says FitBit has purchased Pebble, which arguably was one of the first companies to make a truly usable smartwatch way…
Joe’s Daily
AT&T Unveiled 3 Ways to Stream Premium Video Content
I was ecstatic when AT&T invited me to fly to New York for a special unveiling. I’ve attended many of their events in the past and know that I can always count on them to leave me satisfied. What I didn’t expect was to be a part of the future of TV, with AT&T now offering 3 video streaming…
Discover Magazine
Found: A Missing Link in Whale Evolution
Whales are some of largest animals to ever exist on Earth, and they have an incredible evolutionary history. Modern species can be divided into two major groups depending on their feeding style: the toothed carnivores, such as the killer whale, and those such as the blue whale that use comb-like…
Discover Magazine
Thankful for the Holidays and Citizen Science
Last week was Thanksgiving, and all of us at SciStarter contributed to a list of which citizen science projects we are most thankful for. Although a number of projects came to mind, one stood out for me because it actually pulled me into the field of citizen science. This was ten years ago, and at that…
BBC News – World
IS conflict: 1,950 Iraq security forces killed in November
At least 1,950 Iraqi security forces personnel were killed across the country in November, the UN says.
Newswise: SciNews
Monell Center Receives Funding to Develop Technologies to Improve Taste of Lifesaving Drugs
The Monell Center announced today that it has received a $345,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant supports an innovative global health research project titled, “Developing Novel Pediatric Formulation Technologies for Global Health: Human Taste Assays.”
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10 Cyber Week deals you don’t want to miss
Black Friday has come and gone, and Cyber Monday is now but a memory. Yet, as the holidays creep ever closer, there’s still a chance to save as retailers stretch out sales in a phenomenon we have come to recognize as Cyber Week.Among the pile of bargains still up for grabs, here are 10 deals on everything…
Design Milk
2016 Gift Guide: Under $100
Looking to splurge a little more on a gift this year for a loved one? While we have a lot of good ideas for under $50, sometimes you want to do a little indulging. Here’s a good list of beautiful and useful gift ideas that stay under the sweet spot of $100. Card Wallet From Stephen Kenn…
Big Think
What Corona Can Teach Us About Trickle-Down Economics
In spite of rumors, billionaire Corona beer founder Antonino Fernández’s estate will not be distributed among the residents of his home town.Read More
Ars Technica
The dangers of thinking Australian high school kids just schooled Shkreli
Enlarge / Martin Shkreli, decidedly unaffected. (credit: Getty | Eduardo Munoz Alvarez ) A group of high school students in Sydney, Australia is having a moment of fame after announcing they were able to synthesize Daraprim—the anti-parasitic drug that went from $13.50 to $750 a pill last year,…
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Toys & Games : Star Wars The Black Series Astromech Droid 3 3/4” Action Figure
A droid for all occasions. Droids have plenty of uses, so just one is never enough. Get a strong collection going and have one for all occasions. $79.99
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Home & Office : Star Wars Propaganda
I Want YOU for the Rebel Alliance! Both sides of the Star Wars fight used propaganda and influence to get what they want, though some more maliciously than others. See all the propaganda in this in-depth resource covering the seven Star Wars movies up to its publication date. $39.99
SlashGear
AT&T will raise DirecTV prices from January 2017
While all eyes were on DirecTV NOW’s launch this week, AT&T quietly slipped out that it would be hiking prices for DirecTV in January. The satellite TV service will go up between $2 and $6 per month depending on plan, unless you’re currently subscribed to DirecTV Family service. AT&T is blaming…
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How an obscure rule lets law enforcement search any computer
With today’s amendments to Rule 41, the statute that regulates legal search and seizure, the US Department of Justice has a new weapon to fight cyber crime — but it’s a double-edged sword. The changes expand the FBI’s ability to search multiple computers, phones and other devices across the country,…
CNET News.com
The next Apple Watch could have a circular display – CNET
A newly published Apple patent shows the company is thinking about giving the Apple Watch a round facelift.
Mashable
Facebook wants to teach you all about how AI works
Pay attention, everyone: Facebook is trying to teach you something.  Since you probably let the social network distract you from just about every other educational opportunity that comes your way, you should at least learn a bit now.   SEE ALSO: Facebook to roomful of journalists: ‘We hear you’ It’s…
io9
Examining the Real Science Behind Morgan’s Science Fiction
Luke Scott’s Morgan wasn’t flawless, but it was gorgeously shot and (more intriguingly) raised some serious questions about artificial intelligence and what it means to be human. The film’s special features include a short doc that further investigates how real-life science could help us design the perfect…
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URI Professor Arun Shukla Helps Military Create Bomb-Resistant Materials
How much force does it take to shatter a Humvee, a soldier’s body armor, or a submarine? URI professor is finding answers to those questions and more.
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Physics Tomorrow
Exoplanet images, investigations into artificial consciousness, privacy concerns about facial screening assessments by neural-networks, and accelerators in a post-grand unification era of physics are all covered in this month’s special December, 2116 edition of Physics Today, the world’s most influential…
Next Big Future
China’s plans to begin converting coal plants to walk away safe pebble bed nuclear starting in the 2020s
China’s HTR-PM (high temperature pebble bed nuclear reactor) project is squarely aimed at being a cost-effective solution that will virtually eliminate air pollution and CO2 production from selected units of China’s large installed base of modern 600 MWe supercritical coal plants.It is a deployment program…
Fast Company
You’re Fired: Here’s A 9-Step Plan To Bounce Back
Getting fired is an awful blow. But you can come back stronger than ever. Getting fired is an awful blow. But you can come back stronger than ever.Elizabeth Gross was a young assistant account director at a marketing agency the first time she got fired. Her company was going through…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Heart patch acts as a bridge over troubled tissue
When someone has a heart attack, their heart is permanently left with a section of non-beating scar tissue. Even though the rest of the organ may still function, that one bit can disrupt its rhythm, potentially leading to disorders such as arrhythmia. Several groups are developing “heart patches”…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Why VR? The top 6 reasons to embrace virtual reality
Mention virtual reality (or VR, as it is increasingly known) and you’re likely to elicit one of two responses: either utmost enthusiasm and awareness, or something along the lines of Homer Simpson yelling “Neeeeerd!” But VR deserves to occupy a more substantive niche on the mainstream public…
EETimes:
DNA Test Reveals How Well You’re Aging
Would you like to know how the actual aging of your body compares to your chronological age, or is such knowledge best left unknown?
Mashable
You can drive underwater with this sportscar-like submarine
‘The Undersea Aquahoverer’ is a personal submarine that looks just like a sportscar.  And it requires no other skill than knowing how to drive a real car. James Bond would have loved this invention. Read more…More about Mashable Video, James Bond, Underwater, Real Time Video, and Submarine
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Destructive Hacks Strike Saudi Arabia, Posing Challenge to Trump
State-sponsored hackers have conducted a series of destructive attacks on Saudi Arabia over the last two weeks, erasing data and wreaking havoc in the computer banks of the agency running the country’s airports and hitting five additional targets, according to two people familiar with an investigation…
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New, Genetically-Modified HIV Vaccine Enters Next Phase of Trials
Image: U.S. Army Corps of Engineer/FlickrA new possible HIV vaccine that uses a genetically-modified version of the virus is heading into Phase II trials. The results of an earlier trial showed it provoked an immune response against the virus, but now we need to see if that response is strong enough…
Lifehacker
Flexible and Frugal Gift Ideas for People Who Are Difficult to Shop For
Around this time of the year, I get messages and emails from folks who are struggling to figure out gifts for the frugal person in their life. What do they get for the person who is very careful with their money and doesn’t seem to want anything?This post originally appeared on The Simple Dollar.It can…
Curbed National
All single-decker buses in London will now be emissions free
The buses will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells instead of gas Good news for environmentalists and public transportation advocates: London mayor Sadiq Khan announced today that single-decker buses in the English capital will be emissions-free, beginning, well, right away. Instead of burning traditional…
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US health-reform legislation clears big hurdle
The 21 st Century Cures Act would reshape drug regulation and biomedical research.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21088
Computerworld
Western Digital releases series of Raspberry Pi disk drives
Western Digital (WD) today introduced a new series of storage devices designed specifically for use with Raspberry Pi, a single-board micro PC. The WD PiDrive Foundation Edition drives include a microSD card preloaded with the custom New Out of Box Software OS installer. Raspberry Pi’s official OS,…
Lifehacker
Write Email With Maximum Efficiency Using This Military System
If you’re tired of spending all of your time writing email, or feel like your email requests never get properly fulfilled, give this military-based system a shot.Email is filled with fluff, takes up your time, and doesn’t always get the right message across. That’s why Kabir Sehgal, U.S. Navy veteran,…
Gizmodo
Anker’s Final Cyber Week Push Includes Deals on Batteries, Cables, Speakers, and More
If you missed out on the dozens of discounts Anker was running over Deals Week, or just need to cross a few more people off your shopping list to call it a year, the creator of nearly all of your favorite tech accessories is giving you one last chance to close out the week.Read more…
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The Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $200 on a 55-inch Sony 4K 3D Smart TV
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c…
Founterior
Top 8 Tips for Setting up Your New Home
  As much as moving into your new home in Australia sounds exciting, it is one big tedious job. You […] The post Top 8 Tips for Setting up Your New Home appeared first on Founterior.
Digital Trends
No human touch needed: Computers learn new way to recognize natural sound
With speech recognition getting better every day, it’s remarkable how well Siri, Alexa, and Cortana can parse human speech. But what about cheering crowds or crashing waves? Can our AI personal assistants tell the difference between those? Well, probably not. Sound recognition is actually very difficult…
Big Think
Millions of Muslims March Against ISIL
Millions of Muslims marched to Karbala, Iraq even after suicide bombing and continued threats by ISIL. The Arbaeen pilgrimage continues to be a show of religious freedom.Read More
PCWorld
What happens when you send a text message to a landline telephone?
A reader asks:  “What happens when you send a text message to a landline telephone? Does their phone ring, does it show up on caller ID, or do they pick up and hear something like a dial-up modem?” Most of the time, your message will just disappear into the ether—it won’t be delivered or received….
werd.com
Heimplanet Motion Series Active Backpacks
Like all of Heimplanet’s products, the Motion series packs are thoughtfully designed for maximum versatility, durability, and intuitive function. The 20-liter Arc & larger 25-liter Ellipse both feature a streamlined wedge shape, 3D molded back padding, loads of stretch, padded & fleece-lined…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
A surprising new discovery at Anglo-Saxon gravesite Sutton Hoo
Long after the discovery of Anglo-Saxon graveyards at the Sutton Hoo site in East Anglia, England, scientists are still analyzing the treasures uncovered there. Perhaps the most famous grave at the site was discovered in 1939 by Suffolk amateur archaeologist Basil Brown. Inside a mound,…
The Awesomer
Amazing Elderly Accomplishments
LinkDid you know that the oldest person to complete the Ironman triathlon was an 82-year-old nun? Or that a woman got her master’s degree when she was 98? How about a teacher who’s literally a hundred years old? All that and more in Mental Floss’ List Show. More Awesome Stuff: Weird, Discontinued…
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TODAY ONLY Sandalwood 12W E27 Socket LED Plant Grow Light $9.95
TODAY ONLY Sandalwood 12W E27 Socket LED Plant Grow Light $9.95
Mashable
Liberty University: A Christian institution sells its soul in search of sports success
Liberty University — a private Baptist school founded by Jerry Falwell in 1971 — has talked in recent years about becoming a big fish in college sports, as opposed to the minnow it has long been.  In doing so, the school that purports to prepare students for a life of piousness and Christ-serving would…
Reason.com Full Feed
Trump’s Carrier Cronyism, Goldman Sachs’ Revolving Door, and Obama’s Late-Breaking Reefer Sanity
On tonight’s Kennedy (Fox Business Network at the special time of 9 p.m. ET, with a repeat at midnight), I’m the meat in a babe sandwich between Party Panelists Julie Banderas (Fox host) and Katie Pavlich (Townhall editor), and accordingly we spend a not-insignificant time talking about vomit and diarrhea….
Next Big Future
Coal to nuclear conversion can rapidly address 30% of CO2 emissions
Coal power is a major producer of global warming emissions Hoping that countries like China, India and Russia will act against their self-interest will not work. It is better to develop realistic solutions, like cleaning up coal.China’s first HTR-PM (pebble bed) reactor will be completed in late 2017…
CNET News.com
Black hole paints stunning picture with galaxy it’s about to destroy – CNET
The Hubble Space Telescope captures a distant supermassive black hole playing with its food and the results are spectacular.
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VuPoint Magic InstaScan Scanner w/ Auto-Feed + 16GB MicoSD $30
VuPoint Magic InstaScan Scanner w/ Auto-Feed + 16GB MicoSD $30
Slashdot
Earthquake-Sensing Mobile App ‘MyShake’ Detects Over 200 Earthquakes Large and Small
Back in February, researchers at UC Berkeley released an app called MyShake that detects strong earthquakes seconds before the damaging seismic waves arrive. Several months have passed since its release and app has already detected over 200 earthquakes in more than ten countries. TechCrunch reports:…
Digital Trends
Homebuying startup makes it easy to buy a house with your friends
Most people view owning their own home as a core part of the American dream. But with house prices rising to increasingly unaffordable levels, it’s a dream that — for many folks — won’t become a reality any time soon. For that reason, it makes perfect sense for those in the crowdfunding generation to…
Digital Trends
Kickstarter ‘universe in a sphere’ is a desk ornament designed to awe you
There is a scene at the end of Men in Black, in which it’s revealed that our entire galaxy may, in fact, be nothing more than swirls in a toy marble played with by some incomprehensibly giant alien. If that scene stuck with you the way it has with us, you may appreciate a new Kickstarter project called — with…
Digital Trends
Shell out some cash for a 3D-printed crab robot, and it will teach you to code
We’re not telling you anything new by saying that coding, robotics, and 3D printing are, to quote Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy, “kind of a big deal.” But for most of us, knowing that information and actually turning into something useful are two very different things. That’s why a new Kickstarter campaign called…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
UChicago startup turns renewable energy into natural gas
One of the biggest challenges to wider adoption of wind and solar power is how to store the excess energy they often produce.
VentureBeat
Dear President-elect Trump: Please don’t ignore artificial intelligence
GUEST: Every White House leadership change causes speculation about what pre-existing initiatives the incoming administration will embrace or eliminate. I encourage President-elect Trump and his appointees to start their term ready to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) gives our economy the competitive…
The Awesomer
Cup Levitation & Train Rescue Debunked
LinkCaptainDisillusion is getting so good at debunking, he’s now tackling two lies in a single short video. The cup levitation trick is easier to do, but at least you know it’s a trick. The train track near miss video on the other hand leverages realism for views. More Awesome Stuff: How Optical…
Lifehacker
Unlock Ransomed Files With Avast’s Four Free Ransomware Decryption Tools
Ransomware, malware that enables attackers to disable systems or encrypt your data until you pay them, is on the rise. If you’ve become the victim of an attack, these four decryption tools might save the day.The tools, from antivirus provider Avast, are free to download and use, and they can tackle some…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Virus engineered to rely on artificial amino acids, used as vaccine
Flu viruses showing the protein coat that surrounds their genetic material. (credit: Takeshi Noda/University of Tokyo) Synthetic biology has become a catch-all term for attempts to engineer organisms to do things they normally wouldn’t. Efforts so far have ranged from assembling logic circuits inside…
9to5Mac
Popular utility BetterTouchTool adds early support for Touch Bar, bringing a host of powerful actions
One of the more popular utility apps for the Mac has always been BetterTouchTool. The utility gained popularity for bringing a variety of new options and power to the Mac’s trackpad and keyboard, and we’ve highlighted it several times in the past. Now, BetterTouchTool is adding supporting the new MacBook…
Shut Up And Take My Money
The Sweetest of Jewellery: The Lollipop Swirl Necklace
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Water Flosser – the device dentists use to clean your teeth
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The F bomb! You throw it is says F%!k…for anyone who drops the F bomb on the regular.
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Slashdot
‘Fatal’ Flaws Found in Medical Implant Software
Security researchers have warned of flaws in medical implants in what they say could have fatal consequences. The flaws were found in the radio-based communications used to update implants, including pacemakers, and read data from them. From a BBC report:By exploiting the flaws, the researchers were…
Mashable
Harrowing image of melted car shows devastation of Tennessee wildfires
The town of Gatlinburg, Tenn., is just coming to grips with the wildfires that left at least 10 people dead. Officials said about 75 people were injured, and recovery efforts are currently focusing on searching for more survivors, the Associated Press reported. A full day of rain helped settle the blaze…
DudeIWantThat.com
100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings
On the one hand, Sarah Cooper’s 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings seems like the perfect Secret Santa or White Elephant gift for this year’s office holiday party. But on the other hand….psssshhh! I’m not giving any of the yay-hoos I work with all the kind of secrets I need for myself. This book…
TechSpot
38 percent of all Steam games were released in 2016
According to the latest analysis from Steam Spy, more than a third of all games currently listed on Steam were released this year. And this is without considering there’s still just under a month of game releases to go in 2016.
Mashable
‘Fascism’ is likely to be Merriam-Webster’s word of the year, but you can change that
Many of us will remember 2016 for a few words that will forever echo somewhere in the pits of our brains.  “Trump,” for one, but also “bigly,” “alt-right,” and others we constantly heard during the presidential election season and its aftermath. But Merriam-Webster has a less discussed word on its mind…
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Someone Accessed Silk Road Operator’s Account While Ross Ulbricht Was in Jail
Attorneys for Ross Ulbricht, the man convicted of running the Silk Road online drug marketplace under the pseudonym “Dread Pirate Roberts” say they’ve discovered evidence that someone logged into the Dread Pirate Roberts account on the Silk Road forums six weeks after Ulbricht was arrested. Ulbricht…
Latest news
Amazon offers DDoS Protection with Shield
Frightened of your site getting blown off the internet with a distributed denial of service attack? Amazon can protect you with AWS Shield.
Lifehacker
The Holiday Party Playlist
It’s finally December, which means you probably have about 47 holiday parties already lined up. That’s a lot to prepare for. Knock the playlist off the to-do list for all of them with this holiday collection.This playlist, from Spotify user Daniel Martinez, collects over fourteen hours of holiday songs…
DigsDigs
Best Furniture, Product and Room Designs of November 2016
In November 2016, we’ve shown you a lot of cool stuff. Here the most interesting room designs and furniture among them. Your front porch is perhaps the first area that your guests see when coming to your place so here are some great ideas to decorate it for Christmas. 38 Welcoming Christmas Front…
Mashable
Former USC football star Joe McKnight shot to death in New Orleans
Joe McKnight was a high school football legend who entered powerhouse USC in 2007 hyped as “the next Reggie Bush” — a reference to the Trojans running back who won the Heisman Trophy just two years prior.  McKnight’s life ended in violence this Thursday when he was shot to death after an argument at…
SlashGear
Amazon Rekognition deep learning AI can figure out what’s in your pics
Amazon has introduced its own deep learning artificial intelligence called Amazon Rekognition. This AI analyzes photos it is given and produces results related to them, detailing what is located in the photo as well as things related to the object. For example, it won’t just detect that a person is in…
Big Think
Potential Breakthrough In Alzheimer’s Research — and What You Can Do Now
New research at MIT might be a game-changer for Alzheimer’s. But you don’t have to wait to strengthen your brain’s memory system. Read More
io9
Why Japan’s Godzilla Is So Much Better Than America’s Godzilla
Godzilla isn’t just a Kaiju that’s the king of the monsters. Godzilla doesn’t just spend its time mindlessly destroying the world with its atomic breath in brain-numbing American remakes that no one should spend two hours watching. Or, fine, Godzilla is that in America. But in Japan, Godzilla represents…
Gizmodo
Subway Expansion Uncovers Mastodon Remains at Least 10,000 Years Old
Last week, a construction project for the Los Angeles subway turned into a scientific excavation after workers uncovered fossilized skull, tooth and tusk fragments from ancient elephant relatives that have been extinct for 10,000 years.Read more…
Digital Trends
Cartography neural network generates realistic maps of imagined places
In 1972, a novel called “Invisible Cities,” written by the the Italian author Italo Calvino, was published. The book features short prose poems describing 55 different cities, and was inspired by the fantastical descriptions of cities Marco Polo is believed to have visited during a journey across Asia…
Digital Trends
Self-driving retrofit software now available for free, but it comes with caveats
Rather than jump through state and federal hoops, Comma.ai is giving away its self-driving retrofit software. George Hotz, the inventor of the Comma.ai windshield-mounted driver assistance device, has made the software and the hardware build plans available for free as open source code, according to…
Archinect – News
Editor’s Picks #458
Nicholas Korody published the last of his series from a conversation with Denise Scott Brown. Part 3: focused on the pedagogical methods employed in the Learning from Las Vegas studio. Plus, Julia Ingalls wrote about Faulders Studio’s Wynwood Facade and how it Highlights Street Art in Miami’s Dynamic…
SlashGear
Pokemon Go Nearby crosses the pond to the UK
Pokemon Go is about to get interesting once more. At least for the residents of the UK. As hinted earlier, developer Niantic Labs is starting to rollout its “Nearby” tracking feature outside its initial test area of San Francisco. And one of the first beneficiaries are our friends from across the Atlantic….
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UK science chief urges quantum-technologies boost
Time is right for commercialization, says innovation agency
BBC News – World
Trump names Gen James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as defence secretary
Donald Trump names ex-marine Gen James Mattis, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as defence secretary.
BBC News – World
Disabled bodybuilder: Weakness is a choice
Caleb Mutombo was born severely disabled and weighs less than 40kg but is a successful bodybuilder in South Africa.
Slashdot
French Man Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Visiting Pro-ISIS Websites
According to French media, a court in the department of Ardeche on Tuesday sentenced a 32-year-old man in France to two years in prison for repeatedly visiting pro-ISIS websites — even though there was no indication he planned to stage a terrorist attack. Police raided his house and found the man’s…
EETimes:
Low Iq Surge Stopper for High Reliability Current Sensitive Applications
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage transients is an essential part of any system, be it automotive, industrial, avionic or battery-powered portable applications.
Mises Institute
Jeff Deist on Stossel
Interviewed by John Stossel, Jeff Deist says that politicians like Chuck Schumer are two-faced when it comes to taxing Wall Street. The full segment will run tonight on Fox Business.And for more, see Stossel’s latest column at Townhall: Government programs almost never die.Businesses in cozy relationships…
Digital Trends
Frigidaire Professional Gas Cooktop with Griddle review
A proper cooktop can improve your life in the kitchen, and make cooking fun again. Enter Frigidaire and its Professional line of cooktops. The appliance company recently released an updated version of its popular Gas Cooktop and Griddle combination. To get a feel for whether Frigidaire managed to live…
Mashable
Soap company uses bacteria-coated billboards to prove how dirty your stuff is
Soap brand Lifebuoy has launched some truly grimy billboards. The company’s new shopping mall ads are essentially giant Petri dishes in which bacteria swabbed from everyday objects grows before the eyes of passers-by over the course of days. SEE ALSO: French Netflix ads let you swap faces with Frank…
Gigaom
Big Data Poised to Get Much Bigger in 2017
Big Data is only going to get much bigger, so big in fact that companies attempting to deal with massive and more complex data sets are going to find it much harder to manage and derive value out of those massive lakes of data. At least that’s what Neeraj Sabharwal, Head of Cloud and Big Data at Xavient…
HiConsumption
GoPro Remo
A small wireless device that turns your GoPro into a voice activated camera.
VentureBeat
AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner likely to be approved under Trump
Will Trump violate another campaign promise? During his campaign for President, Donald Trump declared that he would not approve a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner on the grounds the deal represented “too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.” But as with so much else when…
VentureBeat
Star Wars holochess-inspired AR game Hologrid: Monster Battle hits closed beta
You can now let the Wookie win. Happy Giant and the Tippet Studio announced that HoloGrid: Monster Battle is now on sale on mobile and is entering a closed beta in which you can play the game with cutouts as you wait for the boxed product to arrive. Phil Tippet is behind the visual effects house that’s…
HiConsumption
Biodomes Glass Geodesic Dome Homes
A sustainable and sturdy home that can withstand earthquakes and hurricanes.
Mashable
Student films a rare shark breach that may make you stay on land forever
It’s not everyday a tourist fishing trip produces footage straight out of a David Attenborough documentary.  And it’s even rarer when a deadly sea creature launches itself out of the air in front of you, but here we are. SEE ALSO: Watch a guy fight off great white shark with a humble garden broom American…
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Festive Gift Wrap
Bring your Christmas gift wrapping to life when you use this cool new Festive Gift Wrap.Click Here For Complete Details
National Geographic News
Supermoon Meteors and 7 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in December
National Geographic News
New Giant, Air-Breathing Fish Discovered
Latest news
Technology that dehumanised communications can now rehumanise it: Twilio
Software played a part in taking away the human component of communications, but now it’s bringing it back and businesses should get on board, according to Patrick Malatack, VP of Product Management at Twilio.
Latest news
Korea to start pilot program next year for coinless society
The Korean central bank will begin a pilot program next year where convenience stores will give change in the form of prepaid cards rather than coins, as part of its plan to make the country a coinless society by 2020.
9to5Mac
Apple said to be setting up distribution center in India to gain greater control of the supply chain
According to a report from the The Economic Times, Apple is planning to set up a distribution center in India. The move comes as Apple is working to establish a retail presence in the country and has faced challenges due to local regulations. more…Filed under: Apple
designboom | architecture & design magazine
smach Z handheld games console with serious graphics power
smach, the spanish gaming company, releases its palm-sized gaming PC smach Z that can play thousands of steam games. The post smach Z handheld games console with serious graphics power appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
10 top investments from the history of technology
Bonhams annual History of Science and Technology sale is a regular feature on the auction calendar each December in New York and this year it will be held on December 7 at the company’s Madison Avenue headquarters with another treasure trove of significant artifacts of humanity’s scientific…
Mises Institute
Don’t Want a Muslim Registry? Abolish the Census
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssU.S. HistoryDon’t Want a Muslim Registry? Abolish the CensusPolitical Theory 0 Views As President-elect Donald Trump met with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach — a potential pick for head of the Department of Homeland Security — the internet lit up…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Where the rains come from
Richland WA (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 Intense storms have become more frequent and longer-lasting in the Great Plains and Midwest in the last 35 years. What has fueled these storms? The temperature difference between the Southern Great Plains and the Atlantic Ocean produces winds that carry moisture from…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
For Mosul displaced, the added pain of divided families
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) Dec 1, 2016 Ihsan Ismail has spoken to his family just twice in a month. In the desperate flight from their village outside Mosul they were separated and are now confined to different camps for the displaced. More than 70,000 people have fled their homes since Iraqi forces…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Permafrost loss changes Yukon River chemistry with global implications
Anchorage AK (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 Permafrost loss due to a rapidly warming Alaska is leading to significant changes in the freshwater chemistry and hydrology of Alaska’s Yukon River Basin with potential global climate implications. This is the first time a Yukon River study has been able to use long-term…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Study shows many lakes getting murkier, but gives hope for improvement
Madison WI (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 A study of more than 5,000 Wisconsin lakes shows that nearly a quarter of them have become murkier in the past two decades. It also shows this trend could get worse as a changing climate leads to increased precipitation. However, the study – led by researchers…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
EU warns no extension for British farm subsidies
Brussels (AFP) Dec 1, 2016 European agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has warned London that EU subsidies will end in 2020 because of Brexit and it will then be up to the British government to support its farmers. Hogan, who is Ireland’s commissioner, told AFP in an interview on Wednesday that…
Gizmodo
The Future of Tech Is Sideways Headphones
For better or for worse, Silicon Valley is always on the hunt for The Next Big Thing. But while tech giants like Apple and Google have bet big on developing the latest wearable technology, the real future of smart devices may have been sitting right under our noses (or is it on top our heads???) all…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Africa Finds Power Off the Grid
Pay-as-you-go solar systems have begun to light up homes in underserved parts of the continent, but will need to pack more punch to leapfrog the grid.
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
From Monterey Bay to Europa
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 01, 2016 If you think operating a robot in space is hard, try doing it in the ocean. Saltwater can corrode your robot and block its radio signals. Kelp forests can tangle it up, and you might not get it back. Sharks will even try to take bites out of its wings. The ocean…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
US, France to Sign Military Space Cooperation Agreement
Washington DC (Sputnik) Nov 30, 2016 US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said that the United States and France will finalize arrangements to deepen bilateral military space cooperation and defense cooperation more broadly. The United States and France will finalize arrangements to deepen…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
The Vega launcher is complete for next week’s Arianespace mission with Gokturk-1
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Dec 01, 2016 The eighth Vega lightweight launcher to be operated from the Spaceport in French Guiana has been fully assembled and “topped off” with the Gokturk-1 optical satellite payload, readying it for Arianespace’s mission to Sun-synchronous orbit on December 5. …
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
XCOR Partners With Immortal Data To Enhance And Commercialize Shipslog Data Acquisition System
Midland TX (SPX) Dec 01, 2016 XCOR Aerospace and Immortal Data Incorporated have entered into a licensing agreement having Immortal Data further developing and commercializing the ShipsLog software, the data acquisition system for the XCOR Lynx Space Plane and its engine test stand. After enhancement…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Cool Theory on Galaxy Formation
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 01, 2016 Giant galaxies may grow from cold gas that condenses as stars rather than forming in hot, violent mergers. The surprise finding was made with CSIRO and US radio telescopes by an international team including four CSIRO researchers and published in the journal…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
New Perspective on How Pluto’s “Icy Heart” Came to Be
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 30, 2016 Pluto’s “icy heart” is a bright, two-lobed feature on its surface that has attracted researchers ever since its discovery by the NASA New Horizons team in 2015. Of particular interest is the heart’s western lobe, informally named Sputnik Planitia, a deep basin containing…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
First Signs of Weird Quantum Property of Empty Space
Garching, Germany (SPX) Nov 30, 2016 By studying the light emitted from an extraordinarily dense and strongly magnetised neutron star using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers may have found the first observational indications of a strange quantum effect, first predicted in the 1930s. The polarisation…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Squeezed states of light can improve feedback cooling significantly
Lyngby, Denmark (SPX) Nov 30, 2016 How does the tightrope walker manage to maintain her balance and avoid that fatal drop from the sky? She carefully senses the motion of her body and vibrations of the rope and accordingly compensates any deviation from equilibrium by shifting her center of gravity….
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Could There Be Life in Pluto’s Ocean?
St. Louis, MO (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 Pluto is thought to possess a subsurface ocean, which is not so much a sign of water as it is a tremendous clue that other dwarf planets in deep space also may contain similarly exotic oceans, naturally leading to the question of life, said one co-investigator with…
CNET News.com
Robots make better salespeople than humans, study says – CNET
Technically Incorrect: A study performed on human salespeople by an artificial intelligence company shows that humans just don’t have the stamina.
BBC News – World
Chapecoense air crash: Pilot ‘was warned over fuel’
The pilot of a plane that crashed in Colombia had been warned he might not have enough fuel, reports say.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
THeMIS ADDER weaponized UGV aces first live fire tests
After unveiling it at the Singapore Airshow back in February, Milrem and ST Kinetics have conducted the first live fire tests of their weaponized unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), the THeMIS ADDER. Armed with a heavy machine gun, the UGV reportedly aced the tests, paving the way for robots that…
Gear Patrol
Watch Accessories to Gift the Watch Lover in Your Life
Tools, straps and winders that will complement any timepiece. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Holiday Gift Guide: The DIYer
The best holiday gift ideas for the DIYer, selected by our experts, to make the 2016 shopping season a breeze. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Holiday Gift Guide: The Techie
The best holiday gift ideas for the techie, selected by our experts, to make the 2016 shopping season a breeze. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
The Best Gifts for Your Friends
It’s more than just covering the next round, it’s a symbol of your friendship. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Sports and Outdoors Staff Picks: December 2, 2016
A rugged and portable Bluetooth speaker, an ultra-durable waterproof jacket, the perfect adventure backpack and more. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: December 2, 2016
How to win $2,000 from SeaVees and save on a Marmot ski jacket and a Williams-Sonoma wok. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: December 2, 2016
A cast iron bread oven, premium noise-canceling headphones, a sleek ergonomic keyboard and much more. …Read More »
Digital Trends
Prescription lenses for Snapchat Spectacles now available, but they don’t come cheap
Snapchat Spectacles have been missing a key element for certain users: prescription lenses. Until now, people who wear glasses were cut off from the buzzing wearable. That’s no longer the case, as the good people at NYC-based lens manufacturer Rochester Optical are now offering to modify your Spectacles…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Petal-shaped stations and rapid transport pods are an elegant green mobility solution for Dubai
The Metrino rapid transport proposal for Dubai is a lightweight, sustainable mobility solution based on a system of state-of-the-art pods that would connect city destinations in a 6-mile radius. Brazilian architecture firm Fernandes Arquitetos Associados designed the project as an interactive system…
Jetson Green
Easy to Assemble Flatpack Off-Grid Cabins and Homes Coming Soon
The company Leckie Studio Architecture + Design of Vancouver recently unveiled plans to start producing innovative modular cabins, which will arrive in a flatpack package and be as easy to assemble as IKEA furniture. The cabins are currently still in the design stage, but they will function completely…
Mashable
Bottle flipping is being used to teach kids probability in school now
Ever since that infamous bottle flipping video earlier this year, it seems flipping bottles around is all the kids are doing now.  Year 5 teacher Lauren Hinton admitted annoying at first, when students got into the craze. “It’s noisy, it’s distracting and because they use the reusable plastic bottles,…
Gear Patrol
The 13 Best Office Chairs
Not all desk chairs are created equal. These are the best out there. …Read More »
BBC News – World
Gun-wielding student at Utah school disarmed by his mum
Aliza, a student at Mueller Park Junior School in Utah, describes how a gun-wielding classmate was disarmed by his parents.
Next Big Future
Building clean solar, wind and nuclear energy keeps costs lower by reducing supply chain pressures
Bjorn Lomborg calculated using the best peer-reviewed economic models show the cost of the Paris promises – through slower gross domestic product growth from higher energy costs — would reach $1 trillion to $2 trillion every year from 2030. U.S. vows alone — to cut greenhouse-gas emissions 26 percent…
Next Big Future
Star lifting to mine star matter could explain dimming of Tabby’s star
Arxiv – A physically inspired model of Dip d792 and d1519 of the Kepler light curve seen at KIC8462852, by Eduard Heindl1 , Furtwangen University, Germany The star KIC 8462852 shows a very unusual and hard to comprehend light curve. The dip d7922 absorbs 16% of the starlight. The light curve is unusually…
The Manual
Your Electric Vehicles Will Soon Make Artificial Music
The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration has ruled that electrified vehicles must make an artificial noise by 2019. The post Your Electric Vehicles Will Soon Make Artificial Music appeared first on The Manual.
BBC News – World
Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: ‘We survived militants but face starvation’
Up to 120,000 people risk starving to death amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the UN warns.
CNET News.com
CNET giveaway: $250 Roblox gift card – CNET
Build your own adventure inside the Roblox online gaming platform with this week’s sweepstakes. The promotion ends December 15, 2016.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Photonic water shows nanosheets’ true colors
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Discovery of critical phenomena in a quantum spin liquid
Well Spent.
Good Giving: 50 Under $50, Pt. 5
Make a donation in someone’s name to Planned Parenthood “Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits.” $50.00 M&U Co. Brass Key Rings Made in USA…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
HT design lab envisions versatile umbrella-shaped modules for urban uses
like a puzzle, units can be moved separately across the gifu prefecture in japan, or assembled into a large building model. The post HT design lab envisions versatile umbrella-shaped modules for urban uses appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Latest news
Researchers mimic how we recognize faces through artificial intelligence
The new findings appear to have captured the “human” element missing from current machine learning systems.
TechRadar: All latest feeds
One of the thinnest gaming laptops just got a huge GPU upgrade
Gigabyte has revealed a refreshed Aero 14, and the powerful gaming laptop which is as thin as an Ultrabook now comes with Nvidia’s latest Pascal graphics.The notebook now has GeForce GTX 1060 graphics paired with a Skylake Core i7-6700HQ processor, along with up to 32GB of DDR4-2400 system memory, and…
The Next Web
‘Make Hillary Clinton president’ is now the biggest online petition in Change.org history
It has been a little over three weeks since Donald Trump edged out Hillary Clinton to become the new President-elect of the US, but millions of people still refuse to accept the outcome of the election. A petition urging electors of the Electoral College to cast their ballots for Clinton instead of President-elect…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
metaform architects construct origami structure for luxembourg beach club
mimicking a sheet of folded paper, the new boos beach club is a light wooden structure directly influenced by the art of origami. The post metaform architects construct origami structure for luxembourg beach club appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Rolls-Royce SUV is going to be big, really big
Like it or not – and there are plenty of people in the or not category – Roll-Royce is building a four-wheel drive. Project Cullinan was announced to shareholders in April last year, and testing kicked off with a chassis mule based on the Phantom. Now, the Rolls-Royce “all-terrain, high-sided…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
10x faster Wi-Fi on its way to a router near you
Scientists are pushing Wi-Fi speeds much further using the TeraHertz band – which lives at 300GHz and above, as opposed to 2.4GHz and 5GHz as traditionally used by wireless routers – with a fresh breakthrough seeing speeds of 34Gbps realised, but with exciting progress on the range front, too.Of course,…
BBC News – World
IS group to step up attacks on Europe – Europol
Europol warns IS militants will step up attacks on European targets as they face Middle East defeat.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Battle for Iraq’s Mosul could take ‘months’
The Iraqi government’s assault to retake the city of Mosul could take months, prompting more and more civilians to try to flee to avoid being trapped between front lines, an International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday.
Computerworld
Computerworld’s holiday gift guide 2016: Stocking stuffers for $35 or less
Good things come in inexpensive packagesImage by Stephen SauerSo you’ve got the bulk of your holiday shopping done, but you still need a few little things — say, something to top up a stocking or give to a co-worker at the office party? Never fear: Part 3 of our gift guide showcases some great tech-related…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Russia seeks answers on ISS cargo ship crash
Russian investigators on Friday were probing the crash shortly after launch of an unmanned spaceship taking cargo to the International Space Station, focusing on the Soyuz carrier rocket.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Research reveals potential for 50-fold increase in catalyst mass activity
One of the stumbling blocks that has held back more widespread adaptation of certain forms of green energy has been the higher cost associated with first converting to them.
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The Morning After: Friday, December 2, 2016
Congratulations, it’s Friday! Before you configure a new Chevy Bolt, check out all the highlights and trailers from last night’s videogame awards show or wax nostalgic about manual transmissions, first make sure you sign up for a chance to win a sma…
inStash
Snapnator Brings Back The MagSafe To Your MacBook
Long-time Apple users have reason to be frustrated. One of their favorite features, MagSafe, was unceremoniously removed by Tim Cook & Co. last month when they debuted … Read More
PCWorld
Why won’t my printer connect to my wireless router?
A reader asks: “Why is my canon printer not connecting to my wireless router? Since last night my Canon printer won’t connect to my Wi-Fi network. I’ve tried everything to get this working, but I still see that my printer is not connecting to Wi-Fi.” Troubleshooting this problem will vary depending…
PCWorld
22 wildly imaginative PCs that don’t look like PCs at all
More than meets the eyeImage by Anshel SagFor many people, PCs are just a tool; a bland beige or black box shoved underneath a desk and physically ignored except for when you press the power button. But not for everyone. In the right hands, PCs can be transformed into works of art inside and out.To read…
Physics News
A radiation-free approach to imaging molecules in the brain
Scientists hoping to get a glimpse of molecules that control brain activity have devised a new probe that allows them to image these molecules without using any chemical or radioactive labels.
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Just Eat delivers its first takeaway via robot courier
Before the robots rise up and put us under their command, they’ll be busy delivering hot takeaway food to our doorsteps: online ordering service Just Eat has announced its first live robot delivery has taken place in London.The robot courier in question is a trundling buggy manufactured by Starship Technologies,…
SlashGear
Minecraft Pocket Edition greets 5 years with Ender teaser
Minecraft was perhaps not intended to be many things when it was first conceived and created. It wasn’t intended to be an educational tool, much less a tool for education artificial intelligence. It was certainly not intended, at least at first, to be used on smartphones. And yet, Minecraft now does…
TechSpot
The Game Awards: winners, trailers, and news from the event
The Game Awards 2016 took place last night, and, much like the recent Golden Joystick ceremony, the event was dominated by Overwatch. The multiplayer shooter was the winner in four different categories, including the coveted Game of the Year.
Reason.com Full Feed
Canadian Panel Reportedly Recommends Low Marijuana Taxes and Purchases Ages
The task force charged with advising the Canadian government about how to legalize marijuana delivered its report this week. Although the report won’t be released to the public until December 21 or thereabouts, National Post columnist John Ivison has the scoop on its major recommendations. It sounds…
WIRED
5 Stylish Snow-Ready Sneakers to Keep You Warm This Winter
When loaded with the right features and technology, sneakers can stand up to winter weather too. The post 5 Stylish Snow-Ready Sneakers to Keep You Warm This Winter appeared first on WIRED.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New study describes 200 million years of geological evolution
200 million years of geological evolution of a fault in the Earth’s crust has recently been dated. Published in Nature Communications, these new findings may be used to shed light on poorly understood pathways for methane release from the heart of our planet.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Economists examine U.S. legal cannabis sector to gauge the value of banking services
Despite the many innovative services in the digital age, conventional banking remains important to newly-established businesses; banking cannot yet be replaced by online financial services such as crowdfunding or PayPal, say Professor Jan Riepe and Markus Merz from the University of Tübingen in a recent…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Neir Eshel wins Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
Neir Eshel, an MD-PhD graduate from Harvard Medical School and a former member of the Uchida Lab, was named the grand prize winner of an essay contest sponsored by the journal Science, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Eshel…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How single-celled organisms navigate to oxygen
A team of researchers has discovered that tiny clusters of single-celled organisms that inhabit the world’s oceans and lakes, are capable of navigating their way to oxygen. Writing in e-Life scientists at the University of Cambridge describe how choanaflagellates, the closest relatives of animals, form…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Institutional collapse, not guns and bombs, is most-cited cause of wildlife declines from war
In conflict zones, the most common killers of wildlife are not guns and bombs, but breakdowns in institutions, societies and economies, according to a study by researchers at UC Berkeley.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Chemical-soaked microplastics don’t change fish personalities, but could accumulate in our sea food
Increasing levels of microplastics – tiny pieces of plastic – in marine environments is of great concern to scientists, particularly in terms of how these pollutants accumulate in the food chain and their impact on fish behaviour. However, a new study from Macquarie University has found that while pollutant-coated…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Natural nomads, leatherback turtles opt to stay in place
Endangered leatherback sea turtles are known for their open-ocean migratory nature and nomadic foraging habits – traveling thousands of miles. But a Cornell naturalist and his colleagues have discovered an area along the Mozambique coast that the turtles have made their permanent home, according to a…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Gaps in gender equality may fuel disparities in cognitive achievement
Slight gender variations in attention scores have been well documented, but a new study from Harvard Medical School suggests that these minor gaps widen significantly in places with lower gender equality.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
North American energy integration poised for rapid transformation
Integrated energy markets throughout North America, including Mexico, might witness a rapid transformation, mainly due to the unconventional hydrocarbon revolution taking place in the United States, according to a new paper from the Mexico Center at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
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France moves to ban misleading anti-abortion websites
The French National Assembly this week moved to criminalize websites that spread “misinformation” about abortions and spread pro-life propaganda. The law, approved on Thursday, would punish offenders with up to two years in prison and a €30,000 fine. It will now move on to the Senate, The Guardian reports….
Coolest Gadgets
AOC 27-inch PLS Monitor sports Qi Wireless Charging Base
Wireless charging is the way to go, as you do not have to worry about anything such as tripping over cables and wires, or perhaps plugging your device into a port. All that you need to do is leave it on the charging plate and you’re good to do other things. The Qi wireless charging standard has been…
Macworld
How Apple could make international travel easier
For the last several weeks, I’ve been in India. Some of that time I’ve spent traveling around, seeing the sights, and some of it I’ve spent with my head down working, just as usual—albeit in a time zone where most of the people I know are asleep.My devices have made the trip with me: MacBook Air, iPad,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How party activists, not voters in general, drive political polarization
Voters in the Rust Belt, sections of the northeastern and midwestern United States characterized by declining industry, played a significant role in the 2016 presidential election, with both Republican and traditionally Democratic areas voting for President-elect Donald J. Trump.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
What does a driverless future look like?
Imagine a commute where, instead of steering yourself through traffic, you can sip your coffee, get some work done or even nap while your self-driving vehicle makes your commute for you. Or perhaps your whole family could pile into a hotel-like car, sleeping through the night while your car takes you…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Why people love to delude themselves with sports rituals and superstitions
What do Lebron James, a lucky coin and a smelly goat have in common? They are all part of a rich tradition of sports superstitions.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Chimpanzees recognise one another from their rear ends
It is important for social animals to be able to recognise one another quickly. Humans are able to recognise each other immediately from their faces. Faces are also important for chimpanzees, but a new study by neuropsychologist Mariska Kret in PLOS ONE shows that the animals’ buttocks also play a role.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Reclaiming the art of communication
In a world of mass communication and social media, people seem prepared to share their opinion on almost any subject.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The pernicious effects of disrespecting the constraints of science
Recent political events and the proliferation of “fake news” and the apparent futility of fact checking in the public domain have led me to obsess about the role played by the public presentation of science. “Truth” can often trump reality, or perhaps better put, passionately held beliefs can overwhelm…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New bird flu scare hits holiday hopes of French foie gras exporters
A new outbreak of bird flu hit France’s foie gras producers on Friday just as a ban on exports outside Europe was about to be lifted in time for the crucial holiday period.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Nations need to get serious about biodiversity loss or risk missing global targets
Faced with dramatic declines in nature, governments must come prepared to urgently implement their collective commitments to global biodiversity conservation and dramatically raise their individual ambitions at the upcoming meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The meeting comes as…
ArchDaily
Here’s What Western Accounts of the Kowloon Walled City Don’t Tell You
Image © Greg Girard and Ian Lambot, authors of the books “City of Darkness” and “<a href=’http://www.archdaily.com/493900/the-architecture-of-kowloon-walled-city-an-excerpt-from-city-of-darkness-revisited’>City of Darkness Revisited</a>” A longer version of this article, written…
SlashGear
Cadillac DPi-V.R race car brings Caddy back to prototype racing
Cadillac has been out of the endurance prototype racing game for over a decade, but that will all change during the 2017 IMSA season opener held on January 28-29 2017. That event is the Rolex 24 at Daytona and teams form Wayne Taylor Racing and Action express Racing will be fielding a new Cadillac racecar…
inStash
ThinCharge Is The World’s Thinnest External Battery Case For iPhone 7
Ever since the first Mophie case was released for the iPhone all those years ago, the holy grail of external battery cases has been the idea of … Read More
VentureBeat
Squarespace now lets merchants accept PayPal payments in their online stores
Website builder Squarespace has introduced PayPal integration, meaning merchants can now sell their wares to customers in more than 200 markets across 100 currencies. Above: PayPal: Squarespace Founded in 2004, New York-based Squarespace serves up a DIY platform for building and hosting websites and…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
TOP 10 museums that opened in 2016
designboom continues its annual round up of the year’s most talked about projects with a look at ten museums that opened their doors in 2016. The post TOP 10 museums that opened in 2016 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Popular Science
The best cheap gifts for nerds
Gift Guides Smart ideas that cost less than $20 We picked out budget-conscious gifts that will make some lucky nerds very, very happy.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
22 Nobel Prize winners tell Trump that science must play a “critical role” in US policy
In an open letter addressed to President-elect Trump and the incoming 155th Congress, 87 scientists urge the new government to respect the critical importance of science in setting national policy. The group of prominent scientists, which included 22 Nobel Prize winners,
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Canada’s Update to Classified Documents System Could Raise Hacking Risks
Canada’s track record with handling top secret information hasn’t been great as of late. A recent government report showed that in the last year, there were 10,000 incidents where classified or “protected” documents had been mishandled or stored improperly.Now, Public Services and Procurement Canada…
Reason.com Full Feed
Police Reform Spotlight Shines on the Local Level: New at Reason
The incoming Trump administration could make police reform more difficult. But it could also place the focus on the local level. Steven Greenhut writes: Some advocates for police reform worry about what a new Trump administration will mean for these discussions given the president-elect’s expectedly…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Energy expert discusses the importance of engaging with policymakers
An Imperial engineer has been discussing how the College can play a greater role in helping to formulate policy, following a recent workshop.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Science’s spam epidemic
“Hope this email finds you in superior spirits.” So began a message that recently arrived in the inbox of Adriano Aguzzi, a neuropathologist at the University of Zurich. Although an apparently innocuous, even friendly, opening line, Aguzzi knew what would follow. There would be an invitation by some…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Beach litter study finds rise in polystyrene foam, balloons and fishing nets
Researchers from the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory have studied the findings from beach litter surveys carried out over a ten year period by volunteers for the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch programme.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Charter school practices in Michigan similar to public schools
A new study by the University of Michigan’s Education Policy Initiative shows Michigan’s charter schools follow similar practices as the traditional public schools that their students would otherwise attend.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New diagnostic test invented to detect costly Atlantic salmon disease
Scientists from the University of Glasgow, working with major companies in the aquaculture industry BioMar Ltd and Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd, have discovered a ‘simple test’ to aid the diagnosis of a significant disease which affects Atlantic salmon which could save millions to the industry.
WIRED
12 Futuristic Gifts for the Early Adopter
A “hoverboard”? Pshaw. Those don’t really float on air. Get a supersonic jet plane instead. The post 12 Futuristic Gifts for the Early Adopter appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
You Need to Stop Letting TV Revivals Disappoint You
A growing crop of beloved shows have come back to television, yet failed to recapture the original magic. A return to Stars Hollow was no different. The post You Need to Stop Letting TV Revivals Disappoint You appeared first on WIRED.
Mobile Magazine
Niagara Falls’ New LED Lighting System is Just in Time for the Christmas Season
Some newscasters were joking when they started out the news with “how many people do you need to change the light bulbs… in Niagara Falls?” But in truth, they have truly changed the light bulbs, and those searing searchlights, at Niagara Falls. Of course, the view of the falls in the daytime is still…
The Awesomer
Learning to Throw a Boomerang
LinkSelf-teaching YouTuber Mike Boyd discovers the wonders of one of the simplest but most fascinating toys: the boomerang. He successfully caught it after a little over 2 hours. Then he kept going and actually became decent at it. More Awesome Stuff: The Sound of SortingImprov InsightsReptilian…
Scientific American Content: Global
A Coral Reef’s Battle for Survival Is Revealed by a New Microscope
A new seafloor microscope is revealing life-and-death battles between hair-thin creatures — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Latest news
These analytic and AI services from AWS will be huge hits. Here’s why
Amazon Web Services is following in competitor’s footsteps by announcing analytic and AI services. However, in the face of Amazon’s scale, head starts won’t matter.
How-To Geek
How to Turn Web Apps Into First-Class Desktop Citizens
Web apps have been replacing desktop apps for everything from email and document-editing to playing videos and music. You don’t have to keep your web apps confined to a browser window—they can become first-class citizens on your desktop.Click Here to Continue Reading
The Manual
This Jacket Is Built For The Ultimate Adventure
“When the action hero spends the entire movie in one jacket, this is essentially that jacket.” The post This Jacket Is Built For The Ultimate Adventure appeared first on The Manual.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mice can smell oxygen
The genome of mice harbours more than 1000 odorant receptor genes, which enable them to smell myriad odours in their surroundings. Researchers at the Max Planck Research Unit for Neurogenetics in Frankfurt, the University of Saarland in Homburg, the University of Cambridge and the Karolinska Institute…
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9 super offbeat charity gifts that do the world good
Why not wrap up dung for crops, a tree for a butterfly, the wellbeing of an octopus, or a camel for milk this year?
The Wirecutter
Inner Vision for the Weekend of December 2, 2016
Inner Vision is a weekly digest connecting the dots between great everyday objects and the cultures and techniques behind living well with them. Here, we move beyond recommendations and ratings, because just as important as knowing what to buy is knowing what’s possible using the products you’ve purchased….
The Wirecutter
Most Popular This Week
Most read reviews this week: The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), The Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker, and Special Gifts for Your Favorite People. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
SlashGear
Origin mechanical smart watch by Grayton is self-winding, water resistant, and track activity
Most of the smartwatches on the market today are digital with some sort of display rather than an actual watchface. That’s not what the Origin mechanical watch is though. This is an old-school looking mechanical watch that also has smart features inside the band. The watch itself is pure mechanical and…
Reason.com Full Feed
Donald Trump Is a Greater Threat to Free Speech Than the Campus Left
President-Elect Donald Trump recently tweeted that people who burn the American flag should be put in jail or even lose their American citizenship. This ignorant, despicable statement should make a plain truth even more obvious: Trump will not defend free speech from the forces of censorship—he represents…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
16 Innovative Bedroom Storage and Walk-in Closet Ideas
Frantic mornings are supposed to be a rare event; at least that is how we would like it to be. But each morning seems like another battle against time and while we win some, we tend to lose a lot as well! In our attempt to eek out those few extra minutes of sleep, our entire morning becomes a mess. Of…
The Verge – All Posts
The LG UltraFine 4K is a great MacBook monitor
No Apple product was more overdue an update than the Thunderbolt Display. First sold in 2011, its unlaminated, un-Retina screen was beautiful in its day, but Apple gave it so little attention that it even chose to throw an adapter in the box rather than update its charging cable with the 2012 MagSafe…
The Sweethome
Most Popular This Week
Most read reviews this week: The Best Christmas Lights, The Best Space Heaters, and The Best Artificial Christmas Tree. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
The Sweethome
Inner Vision for the Weekend of December 2, 2016
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision we’ll direct you to repair cafés around the globe where anyone can get their fix on, demonstrate how to properly shake and make an old timey (and boozy) eggnog, and explain what to look for while perusing the Christmas tree lot this month.
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Plex can pull media from Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive
Plex has added support for Google Drive, OneDrive and DropBox to its Plex Cloud service. The original idea with the service, which debuted in beta this September, was to void the need for a dedicated media server or network attached storage (NAS) dri…
WIRED
The Fail-Safe Science of Delicious Crispy Chicken
A little extra effort for a whole lot of pay-off. The post The Fail-Safe Science of Delicious Crispy Chicken appeared first on WIRED.
New Scientist – Online news
Microbes carve tiny rock homes for their barnacle chefs
It’s a first: barnacles provide food for the bacteria, which in turn dig out shelters for the barnacles, creating curious tear shapes on Australian rocks
Mashable
This clever pilot used flight radar to spell out a friendly message
LONDON — This airplane pilot puts your dirty car windshield messages to shame. Flightradar24 — a service that allows users to track flight patterns all around the world — tweeted a delightful playback that reveals a particularly creative use of flight radar.  SEE ALSO: I made a spectacular vagina-shaped…
Digital Trends
Top-trending Google Play content of 2016 includes Deadpool, Harry Potter
Google’s giving presents a little early this year — the company announced the best apps, books, movies, and shows of 2016 on Google Play. The winners represent global top-trending content and they span six categories. More: ‘OK Google’ voice commands coming to the stand-alone Android Auto app Deadpool…
Science | Smithsonian
What Really Killed Off the Woolly Mammoth?
What caused woolly mammoths to die-off so quickly? New evidence suggests an unfavorable climate may have drove them to extinction
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Drone Assist app tells UK pilots where it’s safe to fly
One of the trickier aspects of drone ownership is knowing where it’s okay to fly. Some places are obvious — you should avoid airports, for instance — while others can be a little more ambiguous. Your local park might seem like a harmless place to f…
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OxGord Heavy Duty All Weather Universal Car Floor Mats (4-Piece) $12.99
OxGord Heavy Duty All Weather Universal Car Floor Mats (4-Piece) $12.99
The Gadget Flow
Piqapoo Hands-Free Dog Poop Collector
With Piqapoo, you won’t have to worry about collecting your dog’s poop anymore. This hands-free, one-hand operated device is the perfect alternative for scooping up after your dog. Created by dog parents who spent three years in refining the design, Piqapoo is a device that is so light that your dog…
Design Milk
Friday Five with David Hicks
Australia-born David Hicks spent his formidable years living in Malaysia before heading back to Melbourne to focus on his lifelong love of interior design. After graduating from RMIT, Hicks went to work for two of Australia’s top architecture and interior design firms, honing his style along…
Scientific American Content: Global
Cheap Paper Diagnostics Would Save Lives in Remote, Impoverished Places
Cheap, rapid screening for diseases such as Ebola and tuberculosis could save lives in remote and impoverished places — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Gadget Flow
Philips izzy Multi-Room Audio System
Make it feel like you’re at a live concert with the Philips izzy Multi-Room Audio System. This set comes with four powerful speakers designed to be placed throughout your home. They remain connected, all playing the same music simultaneously. Incredibly the izzy speakers create and use their own network…
The Gadget Flow
Leather Six-Pack Bike Caddy by Fyxation
Get to the party without a dropped bottle with the Leather Six-Pack Bike Caddy by Fyxation. Designed to work with glass bottles, this system can safely hold and store up to six bottles of your favorite beverage. Handmade in the USA, the Leather Six-Pack Bike Caddy is made with full grain leather and…
The Gadget Flow
Altered – Nozzle Water Saving Tap
Help save the environment one drop at a time with the Altered:Nozzle Water Saving Tap system. Securing onto your existing tap, this device allows you to use up to 98% less water than traditional use. The Altered:Nozzle achieves this by atomization. This process transforms the water into millions of microscopic…
The Gadget Flow
Wrist Pack Portable Bag by Hard Graft
Keep your essentials within reach all day with the Wrist Pack Portable Bag by Hard Graft. Equipped with a small handle, this bag enables you to slide your hand through to have tight grip however the bag is held. The Wrist Pack measures 10 inches long, six inches wide, and two inches tall so it has enough…
The Gadget Flow
Mili-Tech Boxers – Inspired by the Danish Military
The Mili-Tech Boxers are originally inspired by special boxers from the Danish military. Having been tested in the hardest conditions, these boxers are designed to give you the absolute comfort you desire. The boxers are made of a specially developed microfiber polyamide that is soft and has a silky…
The Gadget Flow
Magnetic Privacy Screen for MacBook
The Magnetic Privacy Screen for MacBook has been developed with visual protection that offers considerable advantages over conventional vision filters such as 3M. The current standard filters can be mounted on a laptop only by means of adhesives, which often leaves annoying adhesive residues that are…
Geek.com
This ‘Adventure Time’ Gift Guide is Totally Mathematical
It’s the holiday season, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to get down with the Party God. At least, that’s what we do during the holidays. So the holidays might not […]
Lifehacker
The Best and Worst Gift Cards to Buy This Year, Based on Discounts and Popularity
Gift cards may be the fruitcake of the 21st century, but what they lack in originality they make up for in usefulness. Of course, that depends on the gift card. LendEDU ranked 101 cards to find the best and worst for 2016, based on discounts, popularity, and a few other factors.Read more…
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This Kid Told the Make-A-Wish Foundation He Just Wanted to Blow Things Up
What do you do when you’ve all but beaten cancer? Blow shit up, duh. Twelve year old Declan McLean-Pauley was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015, but is now in remission and ready to light it up. Make-A-Wish Australia linked him and his family up with the The Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) Specialist…
Ars Technica
Lawyers: New court software is so awful it’s getting people wrongly arrested
Enlarge / Courtroom 1 in the René Davidson Courthouse, part of the Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland, California. (credit: Cyrus Farivar) OAKLAND, Calif.—Most pieces of software don’t have the power to get someone arrested—but Tyler Technologies’ Odyssey Case Manager does. This is the case…
The Verge – All Posts
Get some new gadgets in fancy colors at Best Buy’s Special Edition Tech sale
Black Friday may be over, but holiday sales are just beginning. And to celebrate the start of the holiday season, Best Buy is running a “Special Edition Tech” event, where it’s selling limited edition variants of popular products. Highlights of the sale include a Lenovo Yoga 910 that has a glass lid,…
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TP-Link’s Popular Archer C7 Is Back Down To Its $70 Black Friday Price
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How artificial intelligence has morphed accountants into business advisors
Cloud software has allowed accountants to focus on why they joined the industry in the first place. We examine how leaving large-scale calculations and mundane tasks to machines has allowed accountants morph into more than bean-counters.
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.
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Dell just slashed 20% from these beefy refurbished Alienware laptops
If you’re after a bargain on the run up to Christmas, then Dell is offering a very tempting 20% off across all its refurbished PCs which includes some Alienware gaming notebooks (and the Alienware Alpha living room PC, alongside a raft of Inspiron laptops).This is the company’s ‘Cyber Friday Mega Sale’…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Flexible Drill Bit Extender
Complete jobs in hard to reach areas with tremendous ease using this flexible drill bit extender. This handy little add-on features a tough yet flexible stainless steel design that you can bend up to 90 degrees in any direction. Check it out $24.85
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Automatic Sand Drawing Machine
Instantly create a more serene and zen environment at home or the office using this automatic sand drawing machine. It features a set of three dials and magnets that allow you to easily make beautiful symmetrical patterns or random doodles over the sand’s surface. Check it out $49.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Emergency Breathing System
Increase your chances of survival during a home fire by having this emergency breathing system at your side. This life saving device is designed to prevent smoke inhalation by filtering out chemical substances and removing carbon monoxide for up to five minutes.  Check it out $69.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Mike Tyson Merry Chrithmith Card
Knock out your loved ones with laughter this holiday season by sending them this Mike Tyson Merry Chrithmith card. Crafted from recycled paper, this hilarious card features a color portrait of the iconic former heavyweight champ surrounded by a jolly reef. Check it out $4.25
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Pac-Man Chair
Experience total comfort while becoming the envy of every gamer on the block by sitting down on this geeky Pac-Man chair. His large open mouth provides a comfy seat while his bright yellow body comes outfitted with short tripod styled legs for stability. Check it out
The Next Web
Say hello to the drone that even birds can’t distinguish from the real thing
For everyone who’s already sick of the average propeller-topped drone, we dare you to say the Bionic Bird is like any other you’ve ever seen. You can now get one of the most unique (and fun to fly) drones on the market right now at a generous markdown: We’re dropping the price from $149.95 to just $99.95…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Furniture grown from bacteria and mushrooms is now available for purchase
The company behind Mushroom Packaging, Ecovative, has teamed up with bioMASON to create classy furniture grown entirely from microorganisms and mushrooms.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
14 customized gifts that put a personal touch on the holidays
Trying to guess which colors, patterns and styles your friends and family will prefer can be a daunting task – one that can be avoided with customized gifts. By emblazoning your present with a graphic or text that is near and dear to your recipient (their
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
14 heirloom gifts that will stand the test of time
A gift that will stand the test of time is one that can be treasured by many people – not just the current recipient! Heirloom gifts such as cast iron cookware, pocketwatches, and rare books can literally last for generations if loved and cared for properly,
SlashGear
Audi lunar quattro rover is ready for the moon
Audi is mostly known for cool sports and luxury cars, but the company has also designed a lunar rover. The rover is called the Audi lunar quattro and it is ready to head to the moon. The rover’s moon mission is now one step closer to fruition with a German space travel team called “Part-Time Scientists”…
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ICYMI: Pinchers more powerful than dog jaws
Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists looking into the strength of the pinchers in Coconut crabs found that they exert a force of 3,300 Newtons, which is more than the average dog’s jaw and far stronger than any other crustacean. Meanwhile, NASA’s plan for the Cassini spacecraft involves…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Disney films shaping expectations about work and organisation in young girls, study says
From Snow White washing the dishes to a bunny rabbit police officer in Zootopia, Disney’s animated films have portrayed many memorable female characters in the workplace during the past 80 years.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
As machine learning breakthroughs abound, researchers look to democratize benefits
When Robert Schapire started studying theoretical machine learning in graduate school three decades ago, the field was so obscure that what is today a major international conference was just a tiny workshop, so small that even graduate students were routinely excluded.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
‘Chariot’ on course to deliver healthier homes and lower energy bills
Successful trials of Chariot, a unique new system that simultaneously records temperature, humidity and energy use in the home, have opened the way for low-income households to save money while reducing risks to their health.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Making better use of the crowd
Over the last decade, computer scientists have harnessed crowds of Internet users to solve tasks that are notoriously difficult to crack with computers alone, such as determining whether an image contains a tree, rating the relevance of websites, and verifying phone numbers.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
China’s pristine parks get more merit
Research, published as How Pristine Are China’s Parks? in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, found that the numerous smaller parks in the arable farming landscapes of the warmer, wetter south and east had been more heavily modified.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Biologists unlock 51.7-million-year-old genetic secret to landmark Darwin theory
Scientists have identified the cluster of genes responsible for reproductive traits in the Primula flower, first noted as important by Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago.
Fast Company
The Productive Manager’s Guide To The Holiday Season Slump
Easing up on certain rules this time of year rather than enforcing them may actually lead to better outcomes. Easing up on certain rules this time of year rather than enforcing them may actually lead to better outcomes.The approach of the holiday season is something many managers…
WIRED
Horrifying VR Film Puts You Inside a Drunk Driving Crash
“Decisions” is a four-minute video that makes the terror of a deadly crash frighteningly intimate. The post Horrifying VR Film Puts You Inside a Drunk Driving Crash appeared first on WIRED.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Physicists decipher electronic properties of materials in work that may change transistors
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Student’s award-winning graphene battery could slash electric-car charging times
Reason.com Full Feed
Chicago’s New Bag Tax Will Generate $13 Million, Won’t Save Environment
A new tax on paper and plastic bags in Chicago will generate an estimated $12.9 million annually for the city’s coffers but is unlikely to reduce the number of bags used by Chicagoans. The 7 cent per bag tax was included in the new city budget approved on Nov. 16 and will go into effect on Jan. 1,…
FiveThirtyEight
Democrats Shouldn’t Count On An Unpopular Trump To Win Back Governorships
Democrats had an election night to forget last month. They lost the presidency and a net of two governor’s mansions, and gained fewer seats in the House and Senate than was expected. But those disappointments didn’t all occur the same way. Although the Senate elections were among the most nationalized…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.6Number of phase two studies sponsored by the non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies looking into medical uses of MDMA, the club drug that is seeing new life as a potential treatment for…
FiveThirtyEight
How Much The Polls Missed By In Every State
There’s been so much talk since Nov. 8 about what the polls got wrong. The national polls are ultimately going to be off by only about 2 percentage points, which is not out of the ordinary historically speaking. State polls however, missed by wider margins. In 41 of the 50 states, the average of the…
GearHungry
Care/of Vitamins & Supplements
Sifting through copious amounts of scientific literature — not to mention supplement-packed pharmacy isles — discourages most from both learning about and using natural products correctly. Care/of aims to help you make enlightened decisions regarding vitamins and natural supplements thanks to gentle guidance…
Cool Material
Aurora Bubble Sled
One ride in the heated sled that will tow you through the frozen wilderness of Finland behind a snowmobile is all you need to include the Aurora Bubble Sled in every year’s holiday plans. Based out of Kilpisjarvi in Northern Finland (referred to as Lapland) next to the Norwegian border, the one-of-a-kind…
Lifehacker
Why You Should Roll Cookie Dough Out Before Chilling It
Chilling your dough is a necessary step when making cut-out sugar cookies, but rolling out a super hard disk of cold dough can take a good bit of effort. To save yourself all that arm work (and a bit of time) roll it out before chilling.As Food 52 explains in the link below, popping the dough in the…
Lifehacker
The Best Way to Support Someone When Tragedy Strikes
When someone close to you has something terrible or sad happen to them, it’s tough to know exactly what to do or say. The keys are to be specific, don’t dismiss or gloss over what’s happening, and always keep an open ear. Here’s what we mean. In the video above, Marie Forleo lays out specific tips for…
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The Engadget Podcast Ep 16: Feds Watching
Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O’Brien to talk about the week’s biggest tech news, including Nike’s new self-lacing shoes, Netlix’s offline mode and “yelfies.” Then they’ll rant about what’s been bother them this week, whether that’s DirecTV, crappy…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Environmental scientist’s early warning indicators win the prize
Promising environmental researcher David Seekell has been awarded a prestigious prize: the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. He was awarded the prize for his dissertation at Umeå University that developed early warning indicators for environmental tipping points practically usable to…
Macworld
28% off Bushbox Titanium Outdoor Pocket Stove – Deal Alert
This Bushbox is an ultra light Titanium multi-fuel pocket stove for the great outdoors. It can be used with wood, organic material, a standard alcohol burner or esbit tabs, and folds down so small and lightweight that you could fit it in your pocket (or a Christmas stocking!). It comes with two trivets…
WIRED
The Gorgeous Mola Modeling Kit Will Make a Real Engineer Out of You
Mola is the first structural modeling kit you’ll want to snap a selfie with, regardless of your major. The post The Gorgeous Mola Modeling Kit Will Make a Real Engineer Out of You appeared first on WIRED.
Architizer
Young Architect Guide: Architectural Sketching
“Architects should sketch. I am convinced of this,” says Bob Borson of MMB Architects. “I haven’t ever — I mean EVER — personally met an architect who I thought was a good designer who didn’t sketch.”
VentureBeat
What 700 startup founders expect in 2017
First Round Capital released its annual survey of more than 700 startup founders this morning. It paints a picture of a complicated, sometimes contradictory crew of people. Which isn’t surprising — you have to be at least a little irrational to start a startup. Case in point: Nearly 20% are certain…
The Awesomer
Spider-Man Slip Mat
Price: $12  | BuyMondo has a treat for your friendly neighborhood DJs and vinyl collectors. This officially licensed turntable accessory has two sides, both taken from Spidey’s 1966 costume by John Romita Sr. More Awesome Stuff: Spider-Man PS4 (Teaser)Spider-Man: Lessons of HeroismThe Evolution…
Gear Patrol
Staff Picks: Outdoor Essentials
A rugged and portable Bluetooth speaker, an ultra-durable waterproof jacket, the perfect adventure backpack and more. …Read More »
CNET News.com
Giant Gundam robot will soon depart Tokyo mall – CNET
The 59-foot-tall mockup is set to leave Tokyo’s DiverCity by the spring, according to a report.
Slashdot
UK Homes Lose Internet Access After Cyber-Attack
More than 100,000 people in the UK have had their internet access cut after a string of service providers were hit by what is believed to be a coordinated cyber-attack, taking the number affected in Europe up to about a million. From a report on The Guardian, shared by reader JoshTops: TalkTalk, one…
Deals
Easy Stocking Stuffers: Two iClever BoostCube Chargers For $10
iClever’s BoostCube line is The Wirecutter’s pick for best travel-friendly USB charger, and for a limited time, you can get two for the price of one. That’s one for you, and one for a lucky friend’s stocking. Just add two of the white models to your cart, and use code USBBOOST at checkout to get one…
Phys.org: Physics News
Discovery of bismuth superconductivity at extremely low temperature jeopardizes theory
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India has found that cooling a sample of bismuth to 0.00053 Kelvin caused the material to become a superconductor, putting at risk a decades-old theory regarding how superconductivity works. In their paper published in…
Lifehacker
Cross the Kids Off Your Shopping List With Discounted littleBits STEM Toy Sets
littleBits Gold BoxlittleBits kits are a great way to learn about electronics while building your own gadgets, musical instruments, or smart home accessories, and Amazon is offering all-time low prices on several starter packs, today only.It goes without saying that any of these would make a terrific…
Digital Trends
Kickstarter ‘Wonder Wallet’ is a smart device that will hold your cash, too
Most people don’t mind changing standards, mediums, or form factors with their technology, just so long as the replacement is demonstrably better than its predecessor — and doesn’t lose something in the process. As the uproar about Apple’s decision to ditch the headphone jack for the iPhone 7 demonstrated,…
Mashable
The 7 most impressive social good innovations from November
Innovation is necessary in the fight toward social progress. Socially conscious inventions have a crucial impact on the world at large, but they often make the biggest difference for vulnerable communities. For people facing inequality around the globe — like those living in poverty — these innovations…
Reason.com Full Feed
4 Incredibly Dumb Ways the Government Is Spending Your Money to Punish People for Having Sex
In our government’s ever-escalating war on prostitution, U.S. cops continue sinking to new lows in executing sting-ops and other ploys designed to punish people willing to pay or be paid for sex. With too many recent examples to cover individually, I’ve decided to round up a few that have stuck out…
Gizmodo
This Entire Galaxy Is Being Ravaged by Its Supermassive Black Hole
A stunning new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy that’s being strangled by tentacles of gas and dust. The strange and intricate shape of this celestial object is caused by a supermassive black hole at its core—and it’s killing the host.Read more…
How-To Geek
How to Easily Back Up and Migrate Your Browser Bookmarks
Most of our browser data isn’t too important—cookies expire, and histories eventually get cleared. Bookmarks are different, though, which is why browsers allow you to import and export your bookmarks—ideal for creating backups and migrating between browsers.Click Here to Continue Reading
io9
We Just Found Out There Are ‘Bees’ in the Sea
In case you thought we’d figured out life in the oceans even a little bit, a new study published in Nature Communications sets the record straight. For the first time, scientists have found experimental evidence of underwater pollination. There are bees in the sea—or at least creatures that perform the…
Deals
Buy Samsung’s Wireless Headphones As a Gift, Get a FREE Second Pair For Yourself
Samsung’s Level On wireless headphones are some of the best-looking on-ears around, and today only, if you buy a pair for $130 from Samsung, they’ll send you a second for free. That price is only $10 more than what Amazon’s currently charging per pair, so this really is a pretty insane deal. We don’t…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers use genes as early warning system for harmful algae blooms
In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have sequenced the genes of a harmful algae bloom, unveiling never-before-seen interactions between algae and bacteria that are thought to propagate their growth. The work also opens up the possibility…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Open-source tools accelerate plant breeding in developing countries
Crop breeders in developing countries can now access free tools to accelerate the breeding of improved crops varieties, thanks to a collaboration between the GOBII project at Cornell University and the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
German Parliament chief to OK probe of WikiLeaks documents
The speaker of the German Parliament is planning to approve a criminal investigation into the leak of confidential documents relating to U.S. intelligence activities in the country.
Mashable
This interactive office lobby changes shapes as people walk by
Massive art installations in lobbies are becoming a huge trend. This one is at Viacom and would have anyone getting into work earlier.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Art, Interactive Lobby, Real Time Video, and Real Time
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Why The Future of Facebook Moderation Is Increasingly Artificially Intelligent
Facebook is soon handing control of the live videos you see on your news feed over to artificial intelligence, it was revealed this week, as the social network launches an artificial intelligence puffery campaign to teach its customers “artificial intelligence is not magic.”Joaquin Candela, the company’s…
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Your Brain Can Resurrect ‘Forgotten’ Short-Term Memories
Day-to-day living can be such a struggle for people with short-term memory loss. But scientists have now found that memories are rarely completely lost—instead they’re just moved to the subconscious.A functioning working memory—a part of short-term memory that deals with immediate processing of information—is…
The Next Web
Meet CleanCapital – winner of the TNW NYC startup competition
TNW NYC was a blast (see the photos here, and watch the videos here). Not only did 12 world-class speakers share their personal make or break moments, but it was also the opportunity for 60 of the world’s hottest startups to show thousands of tech influencers the next game-changers. Out of these startups,…
Reason.com Full Feed
Can Free Speech Flourish in the Age of Trump? Nick Gillespie, Flemming Rose at Cato, 12/6
Note: If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, please come to this event about “free speech in the age of Trump” at the Cato Institute featuring me and Flemming Rose, publisher of the “Mohammad cartoons,” on Tuesday, December 6 at 6 P.M. Scroll down for more details and RSVP information. President-elect…
Lifehacker
“When You Don’t Know What to Do, Help Someone Else”
We’ve all had moments in which we’ve felt completely hopeless and helpless. During those moments, you struggle to figure out how to move forward. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like there’s anything you can do to move forward. When all else fails, try helping someone else.Personal finance writer Cait Flanders…
Singularity HUB
New AI Mental Health Tools Beat Human Doctors at Assessing Patients
About 20 percent of youth in the United States live with a mental health condition, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That’s the bad news. The good news is that mental health professionals have smarter tools than ever before, with artificial intelligence-related technology coming…
Physics Today Magazine
Thomas Walter Bannerman Kibble
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The source of plants’ spiral symmetry
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Annual Index
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A map of Earth’s viscous crust
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Neutron holography makes its debut
Physics Today Magazine
New books
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The persistence of ash in the stratosphere
Physics Today Magazine
The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age
Physics Today Magazine
Chemistry Nobel honors mechanical bonds, molecular machines
The laureates laid the foundations for an emerging array of gadgets at the nanometer scale.
Physics Today Magazine
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
Physics Today Magazine
Turmoil in Turkey hits science
In a time of funding gaps, suspicion, and uncertainty, international interactions are key to keeping up morale and scientific output.
Physics Today Magazine
Foundational theories in topological physics garner Nobel Prize
The laureates bucked conventional wisdom to redefine the meaning of phases and phase transitions in one- and two-dimensional materials.
Physics Today Magazine
How to detect oil spills under sea ice
Physics Today Magazine
Teaching in a developing country
Physics Today Magazine
Exotic forms of silicon
The element’s complex free-energy landscape allows such structural motifs as rings, cages, and channel-like holes to emerge in extreme or unusual conditions.
Physics Today Magazine
Methods for teaching traditional physics
Physics Today Magazine
Ahmed Hassan Zewail
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Commentary: A biology journal provides a lesson in peer review
Physics Today Magazine
Applied Thermodynamics for Meteorologists
Physics Today Magazine
Imaginary futures
Physics Today Magazine
Middle East synchrotron light source is set to start up
SESAME is intended to nurture good science and good relations.
Physics Today Magazine
Emergent consciousness decoded
SAMI 9000, one of the world’s most sophisticated artificial intelligences, has allowed human colleagues to probe his brain as he drifts in and out of consciousness.
Physics Today Magazine
A pulsar’s changing magnetic field
Physics Today Magazine
African Arrow sees hints of structure in the fabric of space
The cellular nature of space reveals itself in the angular distribution of μ and μ‾ produced at the accelerator.
Physics Today Magazine
Focus on software and data acquisition
Physics Today Magazine
Privacy concerns prompt protests in California
The state’s new law mandating neural-network-based screenings has driven workers statewide to vent their anger.
Physics Today Magazine
President Obama’s science legacy is big on climate change and clean energy
But his space policy underwhelmed, and the combination of a GOP-led Congress and fiscal constraints limited his science budgets.
Physics Today Magazine
Megatelescope releases its first image
With its construction just beginning, the Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope has already photographed an exoplanet with unrivaled clarity.
Physics Today Magazine
A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind
Physics Today Magazine
Physics in 2116
Physics Today Magazine
Elastic-wave propagation and the Coriolis force
Seismic waves and Foucault pendula share intriguing similarities in the way they respond to Earth’s rotation.
HolyCool.net
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…
GearHungry
Weef Leather Ties
Don a Weef Leather Tie and we’re fairly certain people will notice. Each of this Cape Town startup’s skinny ties is handmade of premium full grain leather that’ll probably last forever and age nicely (like leather tends to). They come in six colors that span (from left to right) brown, grey, navy, as…
Digital Trends
Toyota’s CEO will personally lead its new electric car division
After years of trash talking battery electric cars and promoting hydrogen fuel cells, Toyota is in the midst of a major strategy shift. The Japanese automaker is assembling a team to develop a mass-market electric car. Its choice of leader for that team indicates Toyota is taking the project very seriously….
Fast Company
The 1950s Toy Robot Sensation That Time Forgot
Before Rosie and R2-D2 became pop culture icons, a humble toy named Robert paved the way. Before Rosie and R2-D2 became pop culture icons, a humble toy named Robert paved the way.In examining the history of famous robots, you’d be forgiven for overlooking a 1950s children’s toy…
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DJ Earworm’s yearly mash-up of pop’s biggest hits is here
“The whole year put you in the worst mood,” The Weeknd croons to kick off DJ Earworm’s annual hit extravaganza, “The United States of Pop.” True, Abel, and thank you for noticing. The mash-up features 25 of the year’s biggest hits, including Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” Sia’s “Cheap Thrills,” and…
Techbargains.com
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Refurb w/ 1yr Canon Warranty) $189.99
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Refurb w/ 1yr Canon Warranty) $189.99
Cool Material
The Undersea Aquahoverer
With fixed positive buoyancy and six 400-rpm, 1.2-kilowatt ducted propellers, the Undersea Aquahoverer is the easiest submersible to operate in the world because it requires no more skill than driving a car. Easy omnidirectional movement. Stand-still hovering. Depth rating up to 400 feet. Streamlined…
Deals
Smoke Your Christmas Ham (And Everything Else) In This Discounted Electric Char-Broil
This $204 Char-Broil electric smoker makes cooking jerky, brisket, or (insert meat of your choice) as easy as dropping in some wood chips and hitting a few buttons. With precise temperature control and a large smoke box, you’ll have complete command over the finished product. Today’s price is an all-time…
HolyCool.net
Glam Stack™ Apple Watch accessory
Glam Stack™ allows you to personalize your watchband to make it as unique and glamorous as you are. The Rose Gold Glam Stack™ includes a 2mm satin sterling silver ring, rose gold plated ring with single row of cubic zirconia crystals, sterling ring with single row of cz crystals, and satin rose gold…
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Flash Physics: Earthquake puzzle solved, scientists write to Trump, nuclear pasta delays neutrinos
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
Reason.com Full Feed
You Opposed Donald Trump, So Why Aren’t You Freaking Out?: New at Reason
“You opposed Donald Trump, so why aren’t you freaking out?” David Harsanyi answers: Well, for starters, allowing liberals to determine my level of anxiety—which would be full-blown, round-the-clock histrionics—over what’s nothing more than another election would be foolish. Until it’s not. The…
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FDA Salt Guidance Could Kill More People Than It Saves
The Food and Drug Administration issued proposed guidance in June to the food industry aiming to reduce the amount of sodium in many prepared foods. In its draft guidance, the agency stated: Average sodium intake in the U.S. is approximately 3,400 mg/day. The draft short-term (two-year) and long-term…
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Add Wireless Streaming To Any Speaker System With Logitech’s $20 Bluetooth Receiver
If you have any old speaker systems lying around your house, you can bring them into this decade with Logitech’s Bluetooth receiver, now down to an all-time low $20. Much like the Chromecast Audio, this little dongle plugs into a speaker system via a 3.5mm cable, and lets you stream to it wirelessly…
Newswise: SciNews
PPPL and Max Planck Physicists Confirm the Precision of Magnetic Fields in the Most Advanced Stellarator in the World
Article describes the remarkable fidelity of the magnetic field of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator to the complex design of the field.
Newswise: SciNews
The Promise of Regenerative Medicine the Focus of Upcoming Live Webcast
In a live webcast December 7, Molly Shoichet will discuss new research that holds the potential to stop diseases – including cancer, blindness, and strokes – and reverse their effects.
Curbed National
Head-turning ‘Acute House’ is shaped like a wedge
Existing materials from a Victorian cottage on the site were reused in this quirky design Melbourne’s riding a mini wave of chic, modern additions to existing Victorian homes. But this wedge-shaped abode might just take the cake. Designed by Australian firm Oof! Architecture, the charmingly odd Acute…
Uncrate
Tools of Titans
Some think Tim Ferriss is a genius. Others think he’s full of it. Either way, he always has something interesting to say. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Popular Mechanics
Tightening battery clamps – Tip
In an older car, sometimes the clamps around the terminals of the battery en-large due to tightening. Tightening battery clamps by reader Patrick Paine. The post Tightening battery clamps – Tip appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Popular Mechanics
AI can now write Christmas carols
Scientists are teaching AI to beat humans at go and chess, so they may as well help computers defeat us at writing Christmas carols. The post AI can now write Christmas carols appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
How-To Geek
How to Delete Your Amazon Account
Deleting your Amazon account is the only way to completely erase your purchase history. If you want to delete your account for good, here’s how to give yourself a clean slate.Click Here to Continue Reading
Techbargains.com
Pioneer VSX-1131 7.2-Ch MCACC AV Receiver w/ Bluetooth + WiFi $339
Pioneer VSX-1131 7.2-Ch MCACC AV Receiver w/ Bluetooth + WiFi $339
Cool Material
The Weekend Agenda
Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.
TechCrunch
Emotibot wants to help chatbots know how you really feel
 Emotional intelligence is a hard thing to achieve, even in humans. But it’s especially difficult in robots, and maybe even more so in chatbots, whose available tools for picking up on emotional cues are quite limited. Emotibot is a Chinese startup focused on making sure personal assistants, chatbots…
Deals
Finally Try Out a Clicky Mechanical Keyboard For Just $28
You’ve probably heard a lot of fuss about mechanical keyboards lately, and if not, you’ve at least heard the clicking. If you’re curious to try one yourself without dropping a bunch of money, here’s an entry level model for $28, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on any mechanical keyboard.Read more…
WIRED
Why Did Donald Trump Get Elected? Ask the Bees
Opinion: The way bees choose their nests offers important lessons about how humans elect presidents. The post Why Did Donald Trump Get Elected? Ask the Bees appeared first on WIRED.
Gizmodo
Brilliant Blue Antarctic Clouds Are Appearing Earlier Than Usual
Fed by disintegrating meteors and located 50 miles above ground, Antarctica’s icy blue noctilucent clouds have made their annual appearance over the frozen continent. Scientists say these unusual clouds are arriving earlier than usual, and greenhouse gases are the likely culprit.Read more…
Computerworld
‘Distributed guessing’ attack lets hackers verify Visa card details
Add credit card fraud to the list of things that distributed processing can speed up. An e-commerce site will typically block a credit card number after 10 or 20 failed attempts to enter the corresponding expiry date and CVV (card verification value), making life difficult for fraudsters who don’t…
Slashdot
Facebook Knows What You’re Streaming
Facebook is gathering information about the shows Roku and Apple TV owners are streaming. The company then uses the Facebook profile linked to the same IP addresses to tailor the commercials that are shown to individual users. From a report on Bloomberg: For the past few weeks, the social network says,…
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Intel and Amazon team up to help developers build Alexa devices
At this week’s Amazon Web Services conference re:Invent, the online retailer revealed two smart home initiatives that are getting a big hand from Intel. First, Intel built a reference design for a smart speaker that employs the Alexa virtual assistan…
Popular Science
No one really knows how to name exoplanets
Space Naming new worlds is a confusing mess As more planets are discovered beyond our solar system, they all need names. But they usually end up with several, leading to a jumbled mess.
Science | Smithsonian
The Best “Art Meets Science” Books of 2016
Eight sumptuous books from the past year that meet at the intersection of science and art
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
One Big Question: How close are we to a cancer vaccine?
Earlier this year we reported on new research that focused on training the body’s own immune cells to fight cancer through a process known as adoptive immunotherapy. The process involves removing immune-system white blood cells known as T-cells, genetically modifying them to recognize certain…
Techbargains.com
DBPOWER T20 1500 Lumen LED Mini Projector w/ HDMI $76.49
DBPOWER T20 1500 Lumen LED Mini Projector w/ HDMI $76.49
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TWO Samsung Level On Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones $129.99
TWO Samsung Level On Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones $129.99
Mises Institute
Top Ten Most-Read Articles in November
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssTop Ten Most-Read Articles in November 0 Views Based on page views, these are the most popular articles in November.Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters by Justin MurrayLet’s Expand the Electoral College by Ryan McMakenThe Origins…
Design Milk
2016 Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything
Some people can pose a particularly difficult challenge when it comes to finding a gift to match their lifestyle and taste. We’ve collected an unusual mixture of gift ideas below that we believe will surprise just about anyone, whether they’re most pleased by everyday function, occasional…
Gizmodo
Over a Dozen FBI Agents Hospitalized After Million Dollar Sculpture Makes Them Sick
When a 17-foot tall wooden sculpture was installed in the FBI’s Miami field office in 2015, the government thought it was getting a great deal. The General Services Administration (GSA) commissioned the work and estimated that it was “likely worth more than the $750,000 the government paid.” But it’s…
GearCulture
OverRoam Roof Top Tents
Take your outdoor exploits further, and up a notch, with OverRoam Roof Top Tents, a high quality highly affordable high-up sleeping solution for your adventures. No need to sacrifice on too many home comforts–where would the fun in that be anyway?–thanks to features like LED lights and a high-density…
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Learning and STEM toys we love
By Courtney Schley This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that supports its…
Lifehacker
How to Stop Your Computer from Slowing Down
Image: GizmodoAs months and years pass by, even the most powerful computer can start to slow down and show signs of age, much like a car. But as with your automobile, there are steps to take that will minimize the creeping sluggishness and keep your laptop running as fast as possible for as long as possible….
Lifehacker
Why You Get Night Terrors and How to Make Them Stop
Few things are scarier than watching someone you love freak out uncontrollably at night—even if they won’t remember. Scarier still is hearing that someone was you from a loved one or roommate. Those are night terrors, and they’re no ordinary nightmares. Here’s why and when they happen, and how you can…
Reason.com Full Feed
Ask Brian Doherty Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Libertarian Movement
Brian Doherty is the historian of the libertarian movement in America. His big, honking book Radicals for Capitalism: A History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement (PublicAffairs) is the definitive volume on the subject. He has spent the last year keeping tabs on Gary Johnson, Bill Weld, and…
DudeIWantThat.com
Desktop Tungsten & Aluminum Density Cube Set
Obviously the best thing to do with a Midwest Tungsten 1.5″ Density Cube Set is toss the 0.33-pound aluminum one back and forth with your friend Cornelius for a couple minutes, and then switcheroo it out for the 2.2-pound tungsten one when he isn’t looking. Toss-catch-toss-catch-toss…dooshhhh! What…
The Manual
Go Anywhere And Do Everything With Heimplanet’s Motion Packs
Heimplanet’s new Motion Series are built for any adventure you can throw at them. The post Go Anywhere And Do Everything With Heimplanet’s Motion Packs appeared first on The Manual.
BBC News – World
Get a 100 Women boost with our new app
The BBC 100 Women team have hosted a hackathon with Facebook UK to give female developers the chance to create a unique social media product.
TechCrunch
AWS shoots for total cloud domination
 AWS held its annual re:Invent customer conference this week — and as it revealed one new service after another, one thing became clear: the company with a marketshare lead that is by Gartner’s estimate 10 times bigger than its 14 closest competitors combined, has no plans to slow down or rest on its…
Scientific American Content: Global
How Well Do Americans Understand the Science of GMOs and Organic Foods?
Not all that well, says a new study from the Pew Research Center — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Slashdot
Russia Says Foreign Spies Plan Cyber Attack On Banking System
Russia said on Friday it had uncovered a plot by foreign spy agencies to sow chaos in Russia’s banking system via a coordinated wave of cyber attacks and fake social media reports about banks going bust. From a report on Reuters: Russia’s domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB),…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Floating foam foundation insulation system from Legalett wraps house from bottom up
We have never been crazy about plastic foam, but this looks like it could really work well.
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How deep learning will transform the future of the auto industry
A new report shows that vehicle makers need to change the way they think about producing products to survive the coming transformation.
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UberPool coverage area doubles in London
Previously only available in more central parts of London, Uber’s ridesharing option has been expanded to cover the entirety of zone 3 today. The catchment area for UberPool, which was first offered in London a year ago almost to the day, has effecti…
Newswise: SciNews
Exotic Insulator May Hold Clue to Key Mystery of Modern Physics
Experiments using laser light and pieces of gray material the size of fingernail clippings may offer clues to a fundamental scientific riddle: What is the relationship between the everyday world of classical physics and the hidden quantum realm that obeys entirely different rules?
Mashable
Bill Nye hosts modernized Telethon in support of National Parks
The National Park Foundation and Mashable joined forces on #GivingTuesday for a Facebook Live “View-A-Thon”to benefit America’s national parks and educate audiences about the impact of climate change on the National Park System. Science wiz and Find Your Park Centennial Ambassador Bill Nye hosted the…
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American veterans arrive at Standing Rock to defend Dakota Access Pipeline protesters
Veterans arrived to stand with Standing Rock. We’re not sure if by “protect” they actually mean “spraying protesters with rubber bullets, tear gas, and freezing water.”
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
The brain has more than one multitasking mode
Enlarge / A screenshot from Racer, the driving simulation software used for the task. (credit: Racer) Despite how much noise pop psychology makes about being left-brained or right-brained, the brain is really a very cohesive unit. The right and left hemispheres have some differences, but they communicate…
TechSpot
Plex Cloud adds support for Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive
Plex has traditionally required a dedicated, always-on PC or NAS to run its server component while a player app on a separate device handles the front end. In an effort to make the service more accessible to mainstream users, Plex Cloud launched as a beta program back in September, giving…
The Verge – All Posts
Can this giant E Ink tablet make paper obsolete?
As a material, paper has a lot of benefits. It’s been around for thousands of years, it’s a universally understood medium, and it’s cheap. But there are also downsides: paper can rip and tear, it’s heavy, and can take up a lot of space. reMarkable is a company that thinks it’s time for paper to get an…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Cool reception guaranteed at ice hotel that never melts
The Icehotel, built annually in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, has always been as fleeting as it is beautiful, eventually melting away to nothing. Joining the 27th Icehotel this year, though, is Icehotel 365 – a newly opened hotel made of ice that will stay open all year round as the others come and…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Y-shaped home holds a pool in its arms
Dutch architect MVRDV is no stranger to designing unusually shaped buildings, but its Y House project is perhaps the most unconventional of them all. As the name suggests, it’s a home shaped like the letter “Y” – a shape, it seems, that offers the perfect place to nestle a striking swimming…
PCWorld
Windows 10’s share climbs above 25% after stalling for two months
After a two-month stretch of no growth, Windows 10 in November gained user share, powering more than a quarter of all Windows PCs for the first time, data published today showed. According to U.S. metrics vendor Net Applications, Windows 10 gained 1.1 percentage points of user share last month, ending…
Lifehacker
Lure a Lost Cat Back Home With Its Used Litterbox
If you’ve ever had a cat escape and run away from home, you know how upsetting it can be. Aside from putting up signs and talking to neighbors, there are a few tricks to lure your cat back home. For example, try putting their litter box outside.This tip comes via Reddit and a number of animal rescue…
Architizer
It’s Magnetic: Ronda Design’s Easy-to-Reconfigure Wall System
Changing a wall landscape to increase storage or display new decorative objects is not only time-consuming, but tedious. But there are alternatives to the nail-and-hammer method for those who are less handy or who don’t want to waste time and energy plying out drywall anchors and patching up…
FiveThirtyEight
Trump Will Benefit From Obama’s Strong Job Market
Donald Trump will inherit a job market that is strong but perhaps not quite firing on all cylinders.U.S. employers added 178,000 jobs in November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, and the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, its lowest level in more than nine years. But other figures…
Scientific American Content: Global
Australia Boosts Spending to Keep Great Barrier Reef off “in Danger” List
The money will help with issues like water quality and ecosystem health, but activists say it’s not enough — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Social-Media Hype about Diseases and Treatments Does Patients No Favors
A downside to the awesome power of these platforms comes from not knowing or perhaps not caring about the source of information — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
GearHungry
Skid Wooden Chef Knife
Wood wouldn’t quite keep a razor-sharp edge, so the Skid Wooden Chef Knife isn’t technically 100% made of wood. Instead this remarkable knife’s composition is closer to 97% wood and 3% alloyed carbon steel, the latter very hard and used just for the blade’s edge. The Robinia wood used itself is harder…
Lifehacker
This Week’s Most Popular Posts: November 25th to December 2nd
This week we dove into fake online news and how to debunk it, discussed why you might want to ditch translation apps when you’re abroad and pick up a phrasebook, looked at common holiday scams you should avoid, and more. Here’s a look back.Read more…
Fast Company
This Scientist Is Studying Mental Illness As An Electrical Issue
At TEDMED, Kafui Dzirasa explained why bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions are more than just chemical imbalances. At TEDMED, Kafui Dzirasa explained why bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions are more than just chemical imbalances.Why is electric shock…
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Electrocute Your Enemies With This Tesla Coil Gun
In 1927, when Nikola Tesla was asked by a visitor about a string of controversies over some radio patents, he famously remarked “Let the future tell the truth and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.” Though…
Mashable
Surprise wintery beverage debuts at Starbucks today
Starbucks customers have been enjoying the 2016 holiday cups for nearly a month now – and the coffee company just launched a hot new winter beverage to accompany them. Starting Dec. 2, Starbucks stores will offer their newest drink: Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa. SEE ALSO: After last year’s drama, Starbucks…
The Next Web
3 ideas for Real Madrid’s upcoming mobile game
Earlier today I got an email from a PR representative for the Copenhagen-based studio Hugo Games. He emailed to let me know Hugo Games had teamed up with Spanish soccer club Real Madrid for their next smartphone game, due to come out in 2017. Unusually for a PR email, it was pretty short on details….
VentureBeat
The DeanBeat: The gaming world is flat, but you can tilt it in your direction
TOKYO – I’m third-generation Japanese-American. My grandparents came from Japan as farmers about 100 years ago. I considered it an honor to be able to speak at three events in Japan about my 20 years of experience covering games. The best part of my job is traveling and talking to people from the game…
VentureBeat
Pandora’s shares jump more than 12% on fresh acquisition rumors
Pandora may have been pushing to reinvent itself in recent months, but reports emerged earlier today that the internet radio company is keen to sell itself. A CNBC report this morning cited “people familiar with the matter” as stating that the company was open to being acquired by SiriusXM; however,…
VentureBeat
How Nokia broke into virtual reality with its Ozo camera
Nokia has been searching for new businesses to break into ever since it retreated from the smartphone business. And after a few years of research, the Finnish company decided to move into virtual reality 360-degree capture cameras. The company launched its groundbreaking Ozo in March for $60,000, and…
VentureBeat
YouTube has muted The Game Awards due to a copyright claim
The Game Awards aired last night, and you can watch the video-on-demand on YouTube right now … but you cannot hear it. Google’s video site has muted the entire The Game Awards show due to a copyright claim. This means you can see the video from the show, but it currently does not contain one blip of…
VentureBeat
Opendoor, the Online Marketplace for Home Buyers and Sellers, Raises $210 Million in Series D Financing
PRESS RELEASE: Financing will be used to scale the service to 10 cities in 2017 and continue building a best-in-class home buying and selling experience SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 2, 2016– Opendoor announces the closing of its $210M Series D led by Jeff Crowe…
How-To Geek
How to Copy Multiple Things to Your Mac’s Clipboard at Once
You know that thing where you copy something important, forget to paste it anywhere, then copy something else? It sucks, because the important thing you copied first is gone.Click Here to Continue Reading
The Verge – All Posts
UK police are mugging suspects to seize unlocked phones
UK police have a creative new solution to the encryption problem: just snatch the phone. Today, the BBC reported on a recent fraud case in which Scotland Yard agents staged a pre-arrest mugging in order to make sure a suspect’s iPhone was seized in unlocked mode. Investigating a credit card forger,…
HiConsumption
Shinola Power Supply Hub
A stalwart appliance gets a handsome heritage look thanks to Shinola and GE.
Blog
Schrödinger’s Brexit, ‘The Elements’ remix, physics referees and American football
Excerpts from the red folder
designboom | architecture & design magazine
jruiter consumer car dismisses conventional vehicle design
the ‘consumer’ car from jruiter is refined to a complete minimalist form, with an approach taken to dismiss as many conventions of automotive design as possible. The post jruiter consumer car dismisses conventional vehicle design appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Reason.com Full Feed
Al Gore Wouldn’t Have Invaded Iraq, Third Parties are a Threat to Democracy, and Other New York Times Delusions
According to Gail Collins’ latest column in The New York Times, Ralph Nader cost Al Gore the 2000 election and thus enabled the Iraq War because unlike George W. Bush, Gore would have never invaded Iraq. “Case closed,” Collins so authoritatively puts it. While attacking 2016 Green Party presidential…
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So This Is (Your Annual War on) Christmas
The Thanksgiving leftovers are gone by now. Memories of oppressive Black Friday crowds (or the social signaling from those who refuse to participate) are fading. The Christmas holiday season is in full swing, and with it comes all the news hooks from people being just stupid about it all. Welcome…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
8 jewelry gifts starring plants
These pieces of wearable greenery are perfect for the nature lover on your list.
Science | Smithsonian
The Best Books About Science of 2016
Take a journey to the edge of human knowledge and beyond with one of these mind-boggling page-turners
Uncrate
Bre & Co. Origami Watch
Meant to be a signifier of your worth — not in terms of money, but in terms of your importance to friends and family — the Bre & Co. Origami…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Fast Company
Life Lessons After Death: A Doctor Explains Her Own Healing At TEDMED
Dr. Lucy Kalanithi lost her husband last year to lung cancer. At the conference, she described what the experience taught her about living. Dr. Lucy Kalanithi lost her husband last year to lung cancer. At the conference, she described what the experience taught her about living.Lucy…
SlashGear
Pokemon GO Christmas Event: Update reported on Snorlax and XP-bonus
Niantic is expected to hold a holiday season event right around Christmas this year for Pokemon GO. Previous events suggest that the next event will have at least two bonuses for users around the world: XP and Stardust. What we’re still hammering out is whether Niantic will once again bring a spawn-wave…
Gizmodo
Feds Bust Huge ‘Avalanche’ Hacker Network in Global Sting Operation
Federal authorities from around the world have finally shut down “Avalanche,” a massive network of 500,000 hijacked machines that hackers used to launch malware and phishing attacks. In fact, at one time, the Avalanche network was responsible for two-thirds of all global phishing attacks.Read more…
SlashGear
Amazon and Intel team up against Google in IoT
Amazon and Intel are teaming up to spread Alexa, with stronger voice control skills as well as faster ways for third-parties to build devices with the assistant baked in. The news, announced at Amazon’s AWS-focused re:Invent conference this week, sees Intel renew its efforts to get its silicon into places…
Digital Trends
Put a ring on it: three smart rings with plenty of beauty and brains
While wearables such as fitness trackers and smartwatches edge their way toward the mainstream, smart rings might be next in line. These bits of connected jewelry allow consumers to control gadgets with gestures, and even check smartphone notifications from the same plot of real estate that might house…
SpaceNews.com
House passes bill that would send weather satellites to NRO
WASHINGTON – The National Reconnaissance Office is set to take over some weather missions from the Air Force after the House of Representatives voted Thursday to give the agency “the acquisition programs necessary to meet the national security requirements for cloud characterization and theater weather…
Newswise: SciNews
Cooling Technique Helps Researchers “Target” a Major Component for a New Collider
Researchers at Argonne have recently developed a new ultra-low-friction sliding contact mechanism that uses chilled water to remove heat from a key component of a next-generation collider.
TechCrunch
Beddit 3 knows if you’ve been sleeping. It knows if you’re awake.
 Jolted into existence with a $500,000 Indiegogo campaign back in 2013, followed by a version 2 that was sold in Apple Stores all over the world, Beddit is back with a third generation of its popular addition to the Quantified Self movement: sleep tracking. The product went on sale in September and immediately…
Gizmodo
Why Some Video Games Are In Danger of Disappearing Forever
Years of neglect are eroding gaming history. Cartridges rot in garages, companies horde demos that they will never release, and obscure titles fade into the ether. Some games may even be lost forever.Read more…
TechSpot
Future Moto Mods could include 5G modem, baby monitor and e-ink display
Motorola recently held a small press event at its Chicago headquarters to unveil two new Moto Mods, accessories that snap onto the back of Moto Z phones using magnets.
Slashdot
Free TV-Show Streaming Hurts Online Sales, Research Finds
New research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that online piracy is not the only worry for TV distributors. Based on Downton Abbey streaming and sales data provided by PBS, as reported by TorrentFreak, the researchers find that free legal streams can significantly reduce download sales. However,…
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Facebook exec says it has ‘a responsibility’ to fight fake news
After a barrage of criticism over fake news stories on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that over 99 percent of content on the site was authentic. Zuckerberg has since backed off that sentiment slightly, admitting that fake news is indeed a major issue for the company. At Harvard’s Campaign Managers…
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Time to Declare Aging a Disease and Get On with Curing It: New at Reason
Emma Morano turned 117 on Tuesday. The Italian woman is, as far as we know, the oldest person in the world and the only living person who was born in the 1800s. The secret for her longevity? Eating three raw eggs a day and being single since 1938. The person known to have lived the longest ever was…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
First US offshore wind farm to begin production within days
There has been a hiccup at the nation’s first offshore wind farm as it prepares to start delivering power.
Curbed National
This sustainable suburban home can power a pair of electric cars, too
Modern design and net zero principles helps a Minnesota couple realize their green home dreams Minnesotans Mark and Kate Hanson believe in efficiency and a better environment, so it makes sense they’d seek out a more sustainable design for their new home. But the new net zero home they moved into this…
Reason.com Full Feed
Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana Market Approaches Collapse
Oregon’s recreational marijuana market is rapidly approaching collapse thanks to new state regulations, as supply shortages and price increases hit dispensaries across the state. Yesterday the Oregonian ran a long piece documenting the struggle of many of these businesses, who have been forced to…
Lifehacker
Make Your Own Coffee Creamer With Regular and Condensed Milk
If you like a little cream in your coffee, it’s easy enough to make your own. Skip the store-bought stuff and make this instead.All you need is condensed milk and regular milk—almond, soy, whole, any of it will do. Over at CNET, Taylor Martin explains how it’s done.A standard can of condensed milk is…
New Scientist – Online news
Europe’s green energy policy is a disaster for the environment
The EU’s massive renewable energy drive is backfiring and its proposed solutions are just greenwashing, say campaigners
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Donald Trump Was Obsessed With Steve Jobs
Donald Trump is obsessed with Jobs. Not the kind he’s promised to bring back to America (to the skeptical eye-rolling of economists), but the kind that gave the world the iPhone, iPad, and Macintosh computer. Yes, Steve Jobs. According to a Twitter search, Trump has tweeted about the Apple visionary…
DudeIWantThat.com
Grill Tumbler
Tumble your raw meat and veggies into BBQ gold! Or at least make sure they’re fully marinated and evenly cooked with the help of Brookstone’s Grill Tumbler. Step 1: Chop your grub and dump it into the enclosed octagon. (Well, actually it’s only a hexagon, but it should be an octagon.) Step 2: Add your…
Popular Science
Gut microbes may play a role in Parkinson’s disease
Health A mouse study suggests the brain disease may have ties to the gut A new study out this week in the journal Cell, researchers found that changes in the amount and type of microbes in a person’s gut may be involved in determining whether…
SlashGear
Apple admits what caused your iPhone battery issue
Apple made a statement about the iPhone 6s this morning in China, adding details to a battery issue reported by users in China and the USA. This battery issue has affected a “small number of iPhone 6S devices,” said Apple. In addition to what was reported by Apple earlier, they’ve revealed details on…
Science | Smithsonian
Decades-Old Chemicals May Be Threatening Polar Bear Fertility, As If They Didn’t Have Enough to Worry About
A new study sheds light on how today’s pollutants could become tomorrow’s threats to wildlife and humans
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
US House Science Committee tweets Breitbart climate misinformation
Enlarge / You’re doing it wrong. (credit: Charles Nadeau) The current leadership of the US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has a fraught relationship with climate science. Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), who chairs the committee, has used its subpoena powers to target NOAA climate…
BBC News – World
Libya: Rival militias in deadly clashes in Tripoli
Rival militias battle each other in Libya’s capital Tripoli in the heaviest fighting for two years.
Ars Technica
Get up to $1,000 off a new PC in Microsoft’s holiday promotions
(credit: Microsoft) Microsoft’s 12 days of deals holiday season promotion starts at 12am Pacific on Monday, December 5. Each day has a different special offer, and some of the savings sound pretty big. On two different days, including the opening Monday, certain Intel systems will be discounted…
Latest news
Researchers figure out how to trick facial recognition systems
Neural networks may be the hot topic these days, but they’re far from infallible.
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The best TVs for gaming on PS4 and Xbox
There’s no better time to pick out a brand-new gaming TV. The launch of the Xbox One S and PlayStation 4 Pro – not to mention Microsoft’s Project Scorpio a year or so down the line – means console gaming is no longer just a full HD, standard dynamic range experience. Forward-thinking gamers also now…
Gizmodo
Spider-Man Gets Another Upgrade From Tony Stark in Homecoming
The first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming will likely be out before the end of the month, but audiences at a Brazilian convention got an early sneak today—and it came with a surprising revelation.Read more…
The Verge – All Posts
This breath-monitoring device might determine your metabolism, but it probably won’t help you lose weight
The Path Breath and Fat Band is a new set of devices that claim to help users lose weight by giving them a detailed analysis of their metabolism. But while the company makes claims that are backed by science, some experts doubt the devices’ actual effectiveness. The set, which just launched on Kickstarter,…
The Awesomer
Wings + Horns Wool Cardigan
Price: $750  | BuyWings + Horns blazes up the cardigan with a frock coat length and a slim fit. Each one is handmade in Canada from 100% Peruvian wool. It has gusseted underarms, articulated sleeves and a pair of welt pockets. More Awesome Stuff: Adidas x Palace FW 2016Dropdead x Sonic…
Design Milk
10 Designer Cannabis Accessories to Help You Get Lit
With the expansion of marijuana legalization across the country, high-end pot paraphernalia is shaping to be one of the fastest growing markets. Thankfully, this wave of legitimacy has brought along a new generation of users expecting something beyond the traditional headshop vibe with their psychedlic-420-alien…
Man of Many
Toasting it to Perfection with the Balmuda Toaster
In Japan, they are just ahead of the game when it comes to innovation. This toaster from Balmuda, a small appliance marker from the suburbs of Tokyo looks like any ordinary toaster. But using steam and carefully calibrated heat cycles, this toaster transforms store-bought bread into something that smells,…
Popular Science
Jobs at Popular Science: Now Hiring Writers, Editors, and More
SciencePopular Science is hiring a bunch of journalists. Read on.
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Download of the day: MusicBee
If you’re still sticking with Windows’ default media player for your music, we think you might like MusicBee instead. It aims to be the ultimate music player and organizer, and it’s packed with goodies including a completely customisable interface, audio upmixing to surround sound, automatic track…
SlashGear
FCC says AT&T, Verizon are violating net neutrality with sponsored data plans
This week the FCC sent letters to both AT&T and Verizon, stating that zero-rated data — plans and services that don’t count against users’ monthly allotment — is a violation of net neutrality rules. For AT&T, this applies to their new DirecTV Now streaming video service, and for Verizon it’s…
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Le Pen victory in France would be ‘body blow’ to EU, Cameron says
Britain’s former prime minister David Cameron said Saturday that a win for Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election next year would deliver a “body blow” to Europe, adding that he hoped a mainstream party would unite French voters.
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How a Reengineered Internet Could Protect Free Speech
That the internet works for so many people and across so many different technologies can seem kind of miraculous, but the internet’s founders had nothing like this in mind. When you consider that the early-days internet, circa the mid-1970s, was a solution to the problem of non-mobile, centralized supercomputing…
Mashable
‘Trumpgrets’ is the Tumblr page for Trump supporters who just can’t take him anymore
Throughout his campaign, supporters of Donald Trump loyally stood by his in-your-face bombast, from that very lewd Access Hollywood clip to the blunt insults he threw time and time again. In their eyes, The Donald could do no wrong. Now the “Trumpgrets” Tumblr is bringing to life those #MAGA voters…
DudeIWantThat.com
Dozuki Z Saw
Seeing Dozuki’s “Z” Saw reminds me this dude Franz I used to know always called me “Big Z.” I asked him why once, but he pretended he didn’t hear the question. I think it’s pretty clear now though that there’s a new Big Z in town. One with a rigid back, bamboo-wrapped handles, and removable / replaceable…
Digital Trends
Need to get fit right this moment? Helthee app wants to be the Uber for fitness
Looking for a good personal trainer can be tough. Without even getting into costs, scheduling can be a bit of a nightmare. This is where Helthee comes into play. To put it simply, Helthee is like the Uber of exercising. The app is there to give you an on-demand personal trainer when it is most convenient…
The Awesomer
DJ Dooku Drops: Jedi Party
LinkAuralnauts recut scenes from the Star Wars saga and turned them into a lightsaber and dance party of epic proportions. We also learn the names of the many fresh characters on screen, but mostly Jango. Jango. Jango. More Awesome Stuff: Happy Chewbacca SongifiedThe Force Awakens Honest TrailerHand…
Scientific American Content: Global
Walking Sharks at Risk
New research reveals that the distributions for these nine striking species are much smaller than we previously assumed — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Ars Technica
Op-ed: Stop pretending there’s a difference between “online” and “real life”
Enlarge / My face is made of internet. (credit: Fiona Staples) Sometimes I get into one of those conversations about the Internet where the only way I can reply is to quote from The IT Crowd: “Are you from the past?” I say that every time someone asserts that the online world is somehow separate…
The Verge – All Posts
New trailers: Mythbusters’ spiritual successor, James Gunn’s gory thriller, and more
Maybe I’m just noticing it more right now, but several of the last two months’ biggest titles have all played with time in some really interesting ways. In Westworld, the timing of what we’re seeing is one of the series’ biggest mysteries. In The Handmaiden, replaying scenes creates tension as we watch…
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Six amazing all-electric motorcycles
Zero-emissions cars are popping up left and right, but motorcycle design has been a little late to the game. Yet, all-electric motorcycles and are zooming down the streets in increasing numbers. With varying engine sizes, charging times and driving ranges, each new electric motorcycle that hits the market…
Lifehacker
Top 10 Ways to Save Money Right Before the Holidays
You might think it’s too late to save a buck or two for those last minute gifts, or maybe that it’s too late to find cash to treat yourself while you’re buying for everyone else. Well, here are some ways to find some extra scratch to make the yuletide that much brighter.Read more…
Fast Company
Four Rules For Asking Your Mentor’s Advice (Not Nagging Them For It)
You could use some wise counsel, and you could use it now. Here’s how to get your mentor to weigh in even when they’re busy. You could use some wise counsel, and you could use it now. Here’s how to get your mentor to weigh in even when they’re busy.Asking for help can be tough….
Techbargains.com
Zojirushi Fresh Brew Plus Thermal Carafe 10-Cup Coffee Maker $100.13
Zojirushi Fresh Brew Plus Thermal Carafe 10-Cup Coffee Maker $100.13
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Patagonia made $10 million for charity on Black Friday
In a single day, outdoor retailer Patagonia raised 10 million bucks for the environment. All of the sales from Black Friday are going to grassroots organizations working to protect the planet. Thn of it as a fundraiser for the Earth that shattered previous records. READ MORE >
Newswise: SciNews
Biomarker May Predict Which Formerly Treated Cancer Patients Will Develop Highly Fatal Form of Leukemia
Patients successfully treated for breast, colon and other cancers can go on to develop an often-fatal form of leukemia, sometimes years after completion of treatment, due to a genetic mutation leading to secondary malignancies known as therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (t-MNs).
io9
Gutting NASA’s Earth Science Division Would Send Research Back to the Dark Ages
Norm Nelson is interested in what makes the oceans tick. As a biological oceanographer at UC Santa Barbara, his research draws connections between sunlight and phytoplankton, the tiny green microbes that power the marine carbon cycle. There are plenty of outstanding questions Nelson wants to pursue—but…
io9
Syfy Making TV Show About High School That Vanishes to Another Planet
Syfy announced that it’s developing The Woods, an hourlong sci-fi drama about a high school that wakes up on a foreign moon, based on the YA graphic novel series from Boom! Studios.Read more…
SlashGear
Apple Pay debuts in Spain with support for Mastercard and American Express
Apple Pay officially launched in Spain this week, making it the latest European nation to accept Apple‘s contactless mobile payments service. It also comes shortly after similar debuts in Japan, New Zealand, and Russia. Using compatible iPhone models or an Apple Watch, Apple Pay will allow users to make…
Singularity HUB
This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through December 3rd)
A biomedical engineer is building a brain implant to serve as a memory prosthesis. The UK’s new Investigatory Powers Act may cause problems at Apple. And Google’s AI songsmith is writing catchy tunes. Meanwhile, others question whether robots should have rights, and a father-son duo cuts open two Furbies…
Scientific American Content: Global
“Supermolecules” Could Yield Materials the Periodic Table Won’t Allow
A way to design new molecules and materials that the periodic table does not allow — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
ArchDaily
Utopia Arkitekter Proposes an Architectural Gem to Start Stockholm’s Transformation
Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter Stockholm’s Southeast Kungsholmen is slowly transforming. Veidekke and Utopia Arkitekter are preparing a redevelopment proposal for the town — and they’re beginning by building an architectural gem. In addition to creating ambitious architecture, Utopia Arkitekter…
CNET News.com
The art of Minecraft: Building beauty, block by block – CNET
Think you’re good at building castles and towns in Minecraft’s creative mode? Excerpts from ‘Beautiful Minecraft’ show what serious talent can do.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
grimshaw’s canalside housing project in london was built on an ‘impossible site’
in the third feature of a film series documenting some of grimshaw’s most significant projects, we take an exclusive look inside a famous residential scheme in north-west london. The post grimshaw’s canalside housing project in london was built on an ‘impossible site’ appeared first on designboom |…
Techbargains.com
Amazon simplehuman Sale – up to 29% off Trash Cans & Bath Accessories
Amazon simplehuman Sale – up to 29% off Trash Cans & Bath Accessories
Techbargains.com
Google Nexus 9 16GB WiFi Tablet (Refurb) $229.95 [32GB $249.95]
Google Nexus 9 16GB WiFi Tablet (Refurb) $229.95 [32GB $249.95]
Newswise: SciNews
A Bacterial Aphrodisiac, Amyloids Protecting Dormant Eggs and Zika’s Cellular Damage Among Top Honor Cell Biology Picks at ASCB 201
ASCB names 10 “Novel & Newsworthy” Honor abstracts out of 1263 being presented in San Francisco, Dec. 3-7
Digital Trends
Coffee, espresso, and cold brew: What’s the difference?
Making coffee is pretty simple — all you really need are beans and water. Yet, we have dozens of different methods for creating different variations. While drip coffee, espresso, and cold brew are all made with essentially the same ingredients, they are very different beverages. So what should you order…
Digital Trends
Customers took a stand against Windows 10’s aggressive upgrades – and won
Jesse Worley threatened to sue Microsoft. He’s not the first to take on the Redmond company, but his move to take legal action had a purpose. He wanted Microsoft to acknowledge that aggressively pushing the Windows 10 update was a problem. Customers weary of the Windows 8 disaster were unwilling to take…
Slashdot
Chrome 55 Now Blocks Flash, Uses HTML5 By Default
An anonymous reader quotes Bleeping Computer: Chrome 55, released earlier this week, now blocks all Adobe Flash content by default, according to a plan set in motion by Google engineers earlier this year… While some of the initial implementation details of the “HTML5 By Default” plan changed since…
Techbargains.com
50 Count M5 LED String Light Set $6.39 [25 Count C7 LED String Light Set $5.59]
50 Count M5 LED String Light Set $6.39 [25 Count C7 LED String Light Set $5.59]
FiveThirtyEight
Adam Conover Explains Everything About ‘Adam Ruins Everything’
 Subscribe: iTunes |ESPN App |Download |RSS |New to podcasts?Adam Conover says the “Adam” he plays on TV is a little more willing to “awkwardly interrupt people and tell them something they don’t want to know” than the real-life version. But both Conover the person and Conover the host (of “Adam Ruins…
BBC News – World
Bowe Bergdahl appeals to Obama for pardon
US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his unit in Afghanistan, asks President Obama for a pardon.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
WTO seeks trade deal on ‘green’ products
The heavyweights of world trade, including the United States, China and Japan, meet in Geneva this weekend to establish a list of environmentally friendly products for which tariffs can be eliminated or reduced.
VentureBeat
Beware of these cyber hazards in 2017
GUEST: The ongoing struggle between hackers and the civilized world is usually described as a cat and mouse game, with both hackers and security experts trying to stay one step ahead. But as the stakes get higher and “hacktivism” becomes more audacious amidst an increasingly polarized political landscape,…
VentureBeat
Pilot projects show how VR will revolutionize education
GUEST: A research report recently published in China entitled “The Impact of VR on Academic Performance,” asserts that virtual reality improves student test scores and knowledge retention. VR-based learning also tends to leave no student behind since it is able to appeal to even the least responsive…
Reason.com Full Feed
Indian PM’s Ingenious Scheme to Confiscate Private Wealth: New at Reason
Two weeks ago, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was elected on a platform of market reforms, out of the blue launched a scheme called demonetization that declared 85 percent of India’s currency null and void. Within hours of his announcement, India’s highest currency bills Rs. 500 ($7.50)…
DudeIWantThat.com
Saver Fire Safety Breathing System
I’m not showing you Safety iQ’s Saver system to be an alarmist, but with all the chestnut roasting on an open fire going on this time of year it can’t hurt to be prepared for the off chance one of them gets loose and ignites the Christmas tree. Figuratively speaking. It could just be someone forgets…
Big Think
Are Science’s Preferred Languages Limiting How Smart Folk Think?
Few see how strongly science’s preferred languages shape and limit the thinking of many experts. Read More
BBC News – World
Aleppo siege: Syria rebels lose 50% of territory
Syrian government troops control 50% of territory in east Aleppo, a military spokesman tells the BBC.
Lifehacker
Spend $75, Save $25 on Household Essentials From Amazon
To celebrate the holidays, Amazon’s offering a pretty spectacular deal on a few dozen grocery and household essentials: Buy $75, save $25 at checkout.Read more…
Slashdot
China’s New ‘Social Credit Score’ Law Means Full Access To Customer Data
AnonymousCube shares this quote about China’s new ‘Social Credit Score’ law from an insurance industry magazine: “Companies are also required to give government investigators complete access to their data if there is suspected wrong-doing, and Internet operators must cooperate in any national security…
Digital Trends
Here’s the 5 best ecigarettes that money can buy
Those who smoke cigarettes know how hard it is to kick the habit. Whether it’s patches, or pills, or just going cold turkey, for many it’s an exercise in futility. But nothing seems to have worked better for millions of ex-smokers than turning to vaping. No longer do non-smokers have to endure the smell…
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Humans Have Been Causing Environmental Disasters for 7,000 Years
Image: Sue Haylock/Barqa Landscape ProjectHumans have always had a tendency to view bodies of water as giant dumpsters. You put the gook and trash in and then it magically disappears—or floats someplace else at least. The problem is, dirty water makes people and animals sick, and as examples such as…
TechCrunch
Robots, jobs and the human fear of change
 When it comes to technology’s impact on the economy, there continues to be concern that robots and other advances will lead to unemployment. But what does history really tell us about the impact of new technologies on jobs and the economy? And more importantly, what happens to America’s ability to compete…
Techbargains.com
SterlingPro 1L Double Wall Stainless Steel French Coffee Press $19.95
SterlingPro 1L Double Wall Stainless Steel French Coffee Press $19.95
Next Big Future
Accurate IMF forecasts for nominal GDP and PPP GDP for next few years
The IMF predictions for nominal GDP and PPP were inaccurate in the early 2000s, because of adjustments that shifted purchasing power parity and currency fluctuations.Currency is still fluctuating as the Chinese yuan has weakened enough to eliminate projected nominal GDP gains in 2016.IMF nominal GDP…
Lifehacker
What Happens in Your Body When You Binge on Holiday Dinners
If you’ve gone all-out on some holiday feasts, don’t feel guilty, this time of the year is tough to keep calories under control. You might feel uncomfortably bloated initially, but good news: Your body will right itself, and the overall impact isn’t as big as you might think.You’ve probably heard that…
Fast Company
Is Toyota’s Tron Lightcycle-Like I-Road The Future Of Urban Car Sharing?
This experimental electric vehicle merges autos and motorcycles into a new, strange beast. This experimental electric vehicle merges autos and motorcycles into a new, strange beast.What may be the next big thing in the global ride-sharing movement is already tooling around on the…
Man of Many
The Lightest Snow Goggle Ever
Hands down, the new Electrolite Google from Electric is the lightest ever made, weighing in at a mere 77 grams. How did they achieve such a feat? With a fixed dual cylindrical thermo-formed lens that comes equipped with super anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings, a 100% EVA frame and an Electrolite strap…
Digital Trends
Did Uber help drivers break the law in Denmark?
Aiding and abetting criminal activity isn’t a charge reserved just for people — apparently, companies can get in hot water for the same thing. The latest to be charged with such a crime is none other than controversy-magnet Uber, which on Friday was indicted in Denmark for allegedly helping two of its…
Mashable
Spectacles Snapbot lands at Six Flags Magic Mountain, California
Behold: Yet another Spectacles-selling Snapbot has appeared. The latest Snapbot to show up finds itself in a pitch-perfect place to rip the Spectacles you buy from its loins right out of their packaging, for immediate use: California’s Six Flags, Magic Mountain.  SEE ALSO: Snapchat Spectacles: The teardown…
EDC is Everyday Carry
Prometheus Beta-QR Flashlight
submitted by Ed Jelley When deciding on a new EDC light, it’s important to think about how it’ll fit your everyday carry. You might find an amazingly powerful, multi-battery flashlight and think, “Wait… How am I supposed to carry something like that?” All that power might be overkill for your needs…
The Awesomer
Flux Capacitor Wall Charger
Price: $25  | BuyGo back to the future every time you juice up your gadgets with this USB wall charger from ThinkGeek. It looks just like a miniature version of the critical component from Doc Brown’s DeLorean, though this one is unlikely to facilitate actual time travel. More Awesome Stuff: The…
Scientific American Content: Global
Paleo Profile: The Dream Coast Crocodile
This strange marine reptile is represented by a truly exceptional skeleton — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Lifehacker
Make Delicious Peanut Butter “Magic Shell” With Just Two Ingredients
Chocolate magic shell is a flawless ice cream topping, but there’s nothing wrong with mixing it up. If you’re a fan of peanut butter—and who isn’t—you can make your own peanut butter magic shell with just two ingredients.The above video can walk you through the entire process, but it’s super freaking…
CONTEMPORIST
This house was designed to sustain a strong presence of light
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Airbnb drops its lawsuit against New York
Some of Airbnb’s larger US legal battles are winding down quickly. In the wake of a settlement with the state, the rental listings company is dropping a lawsuit against New York that fought a ban on short-term rentals where the tenant isn’t present. State assembly member Linda Rosenthal describes this…
Digital Trends
Bon Jovi performs live tonight on SiriusXM from Miami Beach
Have you heard of Art Basel? It’s an upscale fancy global art fair with annual shows in Basel, Switzerland, Miami, and Hong Kong. If you can’t make it to Miami Beach tonight for the next event, no worries. Veteran rockers Bon Jovi is rocking the house on Saturday evening, playing a private show for SiriusXM…
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New Research Suggests Our Faces Evolved to Function Like Chimpanzees’ Red Asses
Humans may have evolved to have faces that look uncannily similar to asses, according to new research on chimpanzee butt-recognition.Researchers out of Leiden University and Kyoto University used experiments based on the “inversion effect” for facial recognition. When chimpanzees are experts at recognizing…
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Crash Bandicoot’s Jeans Look Super Realistic in Remastered Trilogy
20 years ago, Nintendo had Super Mario, Sega had Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sony found their equivalently marble eyed, good cardio cartoon mascot man. Naughty Dog (who would go on to make the blockbuster Uncharted series) introduced Crash Bandicoot, a neckless adventuring marsupial that loves whatever the…
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North Korea’s Government Sanctioned Operating System Can Be Hacked Remotely
Today a group of hackers found a new vulnerability in Red Star OS—North Korea’s government sanctioned operating system—which allows it to easily be hacked remotely.The hermit kingdom’s linux-based OS has never exactly been known for its security features and significant vulnerabilities have been exposed…
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Anti Gravity Case for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and more!
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18-Inch UV LED Black Lights for Parties
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CONTEMPORIST
This moving sculptural light installation has arrived in Miami
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Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Brazil holds mass funeral for football team that died in plane crash
On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense soccer club who died in a plane crash.
The Awesomer
Why All World Maps Are Wrong
Link“The surface of a sphere cannot be represented as a plane without some form of distortion.” That pretty much sums up the fact that there’s really no way to accurately represent the earth in flat maps, as Vox explains. After you stop saying “Winkel Tripel,” go play with this. More Awesome Stuff:…
Digital Trends
Best product key finders: How to find that missing software license for free
Product keys, software licenses, serial numbers — they all seem to disappear completely when you need them most. Perhaps you need to reinstall a program, or worse, an entire operating system, but can’t locate the original case, manual, or that ancient email you deleted more than a year ago. It’s not…
FiveThirtyEight
An FBI Error Opens A Window Into Government Demands For Private Info
The Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization that has built a digital library and maintains an archive of web pages on the internet, revealed on Thursday that it had received a National Security Letter from the FBI demanding information about the services the library provided to a possible user. National…
ArchDaily
M CO Design Unveils Dragon-Inspired Infrastructural Designs for Hong Kong
Courtesy of M CO Design M CO Design has released its designs for “Dragon’s Link,” a new dragon-inspired, mixed-use infrastructure on the south side of Hong Kong Island “that will serve a large part of the community and will enhance a local historic monument,” the Tai Tam Dam, which will celebrate…
Discover Magazine
Citizen Scientists, Citizen Educators
When most people think about citizen scientists, they tend to think of them as data collectors, volunteering their time to report wildlife sightings, gather microbe samples, or transcribe old weather reports. It’s true that data collection is the primary task of most citizen scientists, but many volunteers…
Lifehacker
Add Control Panel (Or Any Program) To Your Right-Click Menu With a Registry Tweak
The Control Panel in Windows is one of the most useful tools on your desktop. To make it even easier to get there, you can add it to your right-click menu from anywhere with a simple tweak to your registry.As tips site How-To Geek explains, you can add any program to your right-click menu with a very…
VentureBeat
PlayStation classics Wipeout, PaRappa The Rapper, LocoRoco, and Patapon all are returning to PS4
Old games are better than new games. That’s one of science’s few incontrovertible facts. It has nothing to do with me being age 12 when I played old games. That’s merely a coincidence. Sony is dropping its anti-science stance against old games, and it is bringing back some of its most beloved franchises….
VentureBeat
America’s next war may be fought online, and we’re underprepared
GUEST: The United States is frighteningly unprepared for modern-day cyber warfare. While we focus on hot button security risks such as ISIS and domestic terrorism, we let the overwhelming threat of cyberwarfare remain a lesser priority. That’s a mistake. While cyber threats may pose less of an immediately…
Man of Many
The Better Bottle – Platypus Meta Bottle and Microfilter
Gone are the days where you needed to pump water into a bottle or use an electronic treatment device. With the new Platypus Meta Bottle, a removable micro-filter allows drinkers to consume directly from the large mouthpiece or squeeze water through the filter into another vessel. Just unscrew the top…
Mashable
7 can’t-miss apps: Hardbound, Sundial, Super Cat Tales and more
The shopping madness from Black Friday and Cyber Monday has subsided, but you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.  Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes an app that delivers you original, interactive news, and a music throwback…
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Pros and cons: Our verdict on the new Surface Book
The 2016 Surface Book is a lot like last year’s Surface Book, which we already really liked. So we recommend this one too, though the few flaws we noted last time remain as well. As ever, it’s a well-built piece of kit, with a bright detachable scree…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Deaths in CAR-T Immune-Therapy Trials Haunt Promising New Cancer Treatment
Companies are racing to develop a new type of cancer therapy, but scientists are still assessing its safety.
Slashdot
It Will Soon Be Illegal To Punish US Customers Who Criticize Businesses Online
An anonymous reader writes: Congress has passed a law protecting the right of U.S. consumers to post negative online reviews without fear of retaliation from companies. The bipartisan Consumer Review Fairness Act was passed by unanimous consent in the US Senate, a Senate Commerce Committee announcement…
Digital Trends
Kor-FX Haptic Vest: Our first take
Kor-Fx’s vest is a rumble pack for VR, but it’s not for everybody Treadmills, motion controllers, force feedback –  there are a lot of ways to bring more than just your audio and visual senses into play when it comes to gaming, and there’s no shortage of brands trying to do so. The Kor-FX haptic vest…
Lifehacker
This Cheap, DIY MagSafe-Like Connector Secures Loose Laptop Cables
With age, laptop power cables get loose at the connection point. They can slip out if you move your laptop slightly, and you’ll need to readjust if you want to keep charging. YouTuber Kipkay has an easy, cheap DIY fix.You’ll need a washer, a neodymium magnet, super glue, and hot glue. The magnet and…
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Westworld’s season finale: everything you need to know
Sunday night, HBO will broadcast the 90-minute season finale of Westworld. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that the show has had an eventful couple of weeks, with recent revelations confirming major fan theories while still leaving a bunch of questions unanswered… for the time being. All…
Next Big Future
Research suggests blackhole or wormhole tidal forces would not spaghettify the body
Some researchers believe a singularity can be removed from a black hole (have no event horizon) and this would be a wormhole.They modelled observers (objects like a chair, a scientist, and a spacecraft ) as an aggregation of points connected by physical or chemical interactions that hold everything together…
Gadget Review
Gift Ideas: Six Laptops Under $350 for Holidays 2016
Gift Ideas: Six Laptops Under $350 for Holidays 2016 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site When you’re in the market for budget laptops, inevitably you’re going to ask two questions: 1) Will it surf the internet?; 2) Can I use it for Microsoft Word? If you can check those two boxes and have a…
Mashable
Reggie Bush to honor slain football star Joe McKnight with custom NFL cleats
Before he was shot to death at age 28 in an apparent road rage incident this week, before he played for two NFL teams and before he starred on the college field at USC, Joe McKnight was touted as “the next Reggie Bush.”  Now, in a bittersweet coda to a life that was taken too soon, Bush will honor McKnight’s…
Gizmodo
Founder Of Semi-Autonomous Driving Kit Questioned By The Feds Now Offering It For Free
Well, this sounds good, fun and safe: after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration inquired about the safety of a semi-autonomous add-on kit made by Comma.ai, the company killed off the project altogether. But it didn’t stay dead long, and the software is now being offered to the public for…
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All the reveals from PlayStation Experience 2016
It definitely feels like Sony showed off more games during the PlayStation Experience keynote today than it did at E3. Which is pretty impressive, when you think about it. The show started out with a glimpse at the next chapter of the Uncharted saga and ended with, well, the next chapter in the The Last…
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Donate to Reason! Because You Asked for Libertarian Party Coverage This Year, and We Delivered
We are on Day Five of Reason’s annual Webathon, in which we ask our page-refreshingest readers to help us extend and protect this gloriously unsafe space for libertarian journalism, commentary, and comments-section hijinks. We have already at this just-after-halftime point sailed through our giving…
Slashdot
Our Brains Use Binary Logic, Say Neuroscientists
“The brain’s basic computational algorithm is organized by power-of-two-based logic,” reports Sci-News, citing a neuroscientist at Augusta University’s Medical College. hackingbear writes: He and his colleagues from the U.S. and China have documented the algorithm at work in seven different brain regions…
Lifehacker
Make a Bird and Squirrel Feeder Out of an Old Slinky
What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs, and… feeds animals in your yard? It’s Slinky! If you’re looking for a fun weekend project, here’s how you can transform one into a wildlife feeder.In this video from the HouseholdHacker YouTube channel, you’ll see how that old Slinky sitting in your toy chest…
BBC News – World
MH370 relatives arrive in Madagascar in search of debris
Relatives of those who died on flight MH370 arrive in Madagascar, seeking a wider search for debris.
Next Big Future
Russia developing Improved engines, weapons and bombs for the T-50 PAK-FA for F-22 competitive performance
Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) has started ground testing a next-generation engine for the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA fifth-generation stealth fighter according to a statement by the company.The PAK-FA—which is under development—is currently powered by a pair of 33,000-pound thrust class Saturn AL-41F1…
Capitalism Magazine
Monopoly Money: The Destabilizing Consequences of Central Banking
How currency monopolies promote booms and busts, and having a lender of last resort leads to moral hazard and financial instability.
Capitalism Magazine
Money and Banking Under Laissez-Faire Capitalism
This talk examines the development, operation and performance of monetary systems in the absence of government intervention.
Latest news
Medibank launches VR for Australian hospitals on Google Daydream View
Virtual reality developer Liminal’s ‘Joy’ experience will alleviate loneliness and isolation for long-stay hospital patients across Australia.
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Rocket Opera Pays Homage to Women of the Space Race
The story of the 20th century space race is massive in scope and rife with tragedy—the two main ingredients in the making of a kickass opera, which is exactly what spurred San Francisco-based artist David Cox to adapt the space race into an operatic trilogy.Cox teaches digital media at San Francisco…
Computerworld
Blame the ISPs rather than the routers
The latest router security problem, that initially cropped up a week ago in Germany, has since been confirmed in other countries as well.That its a new variant of Mirai, makes for sexy for headlines, but is not important. That five million devices may be vulnerable is also not important. And, It’s pretty…
Big Think
Jon Stewart: Stop Demonizing the Other Side
Jon Stewart shares his thoughts on many issues during a recent talk with the New York Times.Read More
Slashdot
The US Government Funds A War On Online Fake News
An anonymous reader quotes the Washington Post: Congressional negotiators on Wednesday approved an initiative to track and combat foreign propaganda amid growing concerns that Russian efforts to spread “fake news” and disinformation threaten U.S. national security. The measure, part of the National…
TechCrunch
Bots that work everywhere
 Bots made big headlines in 2016. They’ve been hailed variously as the future of commerce and a revolution in customer service. It seems likely that, just as the web and the cell phone once did, the messaging interface will transform how we interact with the world around us. Read More
Lifehacker
This Week’s Top Downloads
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Clean Google Calendar is the Beautiful GCal You Always WantedChrome: If you’re a regular Google Calendar user, you know that it won’t win any design points. This Chrome…
BBC News – World
Mourinho faces tax probe call over Sunday Times claims
The tax affairs of football manager Jose Mourinho should be investigated by UK officials, an MP says.
VentureBeat
HoloLens comes to Unity game engine in 5.5 update
The Unity game engine is a versatile tool that developers use to build video games. This year alone it provided a slew of games like Firewatch, Oxenfree, I Am Setsuna, Pokémon Go, ReCore, and the upcoming Cuphead. The engine’s latest update, 5.5, includes a collection of new enhancements and also now…
VentureBeat
WordPress Foundation to create public-benefit corporation supporting nonprofits
Automattic is seeing a steady growth in the number of sites using its WordPress content management system — 27 percent of the internet uses it today — and there’s no shortage of die-hard fans and users who gather in towns and cities around the world to support one another. The money gleaned from these…
VentureBeat
Here’s a reality check on chatbots
GUEST: Let’s start with the good stuff: All the big players  —  Facebook, Slack, Kik, WeChat —  are getting in on the bot action, which must mean that everyone believes there’s something there worth investing in. Bots are being touted as a replacement for apps, and with good reason. Apps can be cumbersome,…
VentureBeat
3 ways AI will alter the enterprise
GUEST: As consumers, we’re familiar with — if not yet wholly invested in — the term “artificial intelligence,” whether it’s by way of self-driving cars or voice-enabled search like Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. Artificial intelligence is on course to drastically change the enterprise, with big implications…
BBC News – World
Uzbekistan votes for new president
Uzbekistan votes for a new president, with acting leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev almost certain to win.
Slashdot
Ask Slashdot: What’s the Best Linux Laptop?
Long-Time Slashdot reader sconeu is finally replacing his 10-year-old Toshiba Satellite laptop, and needs suggestions on the best current laptops for running Linux. I’m looking to run some flavor of Linux (probably KDE-based UI, but not mandatory) while using a virtual machine to run Windows 7 (for…
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Panasonic’s OLED-fighting LCD is meant for professionals
Panasonic’s salad days in the consumer TV space are in its past, but today the company announced a new IPS display technology that might help it win back some of the professional market. Essentially, it’s making an LCD panel with the precision backlighting capabilities of an OLED. Thanks to a new backlight…
BBC News – World
Dear Mr President
Uzbekistan’s likely next president has asked his compatriots to send in their everyday groans and gripes.
Mashable
Amnesty condemns ‘excessive’ violence at Standing Rock, calls for Obama to act
Days after local authorities were condemned for spraying people with water cannons in freezing temperatures, Amnesty International has called for an end to America’s “over-militarized” response to the Standing Rock protest in North Dakota. On Saturday, the organisation demanded President Obama halt…
Digital Trends
Burn calories while you explore other world’s with VirZoom’s VR stationary bike
There’s nothing like Thanksgiving and Christmas to make people start thinking about diets and getting at least a bit trimmer for the new year. But most people don’t make it past the thinking stage. Boston startup video game company VirZoom hopes to change that, and they’re using virtual reality to entice…
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Low latency digital writing pad. First one I’ve seen that looks like I could sketch on it almost like paper.
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Genuine Carbon Fiber Drink Coaster
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Mermaid Tail Knitted Blanket for Infant/Child/Adult
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Slashdot
iOS’s ‘Activation Lock’ For Stolen iPads And iPhones Can Be Easily Bypassed
An anonymous reader quotes ComputerWorld: Two researchers claim to have found a way to bypass the activation lock feature in iOS that’s supposed to prevent anyone from using an iPhone or iPad marked as lost by its owner… One of the few things allowed from the activation lock screen is connecting the…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
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…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Here’s Your First Look At Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’ Reboot
“Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters”. A teaser trailer and poster for The Mummy starring Tom Cruise has landed ahead of the full trailer release this Sunday. I have to say that it looks awesome, even though the mummy here kinda looks like Enchantress from Suicide Squad. At any rate, we’re…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Build-A-Bear Adds Sonic The Hedgehog For His 25th Birthday
This year marks the 25th-anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, and Build-A-Bear Workshop is all over it with plushes and accessories. Sonic is available for order online as part of a limited-edition Sonic the Hedgehog set which includes a 17-inch Sonic, gold ring accessory, and an exclusive poster….
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
A Tesla Coil Gun Is As Cool As You Would Expect [Video]
Is there anything cooler than a Tesla coil gun? As you’ll see in Smarter Every Day’s video below, the answer to that question is probably “no”. I don’t think anyone will be busting ghosts with this thing (the sparks can be really wild), but damn…just look at it. (via Gizmodo)
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
SALE: Save 25% On All The Nerdy Shirts Today Only!
If you missed the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, this might be your last chance to load up on nerdy shirts from awesome independent artists for the holidays. Through today (12/2) you can get 25% off everything the TeePublic shirt store. All you need to do is click this link to automatically…
VentureBeat
Why chatbots need deep learning
GUEST: Bots are hot. Bots are coming. However, there are two distinct species both referred to as “bots.” 1. Intelligent virtual agents with conversational UI 2. No-smarts menu-driven programs with graphics UI that rely on on-screen buttons The first article of this series argued the latter have a…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
city yeast+basurama upcycle urban waste into temporary playground
the intervention is built using old lampposts from a local landfill, old cooling towers and car tires. The post city yeast+basurama upcycle urban waste into temporary playground appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Mashable
The 16 biggest tech stories of 2016
Technology doesn’t just change the world — it runs it.  In 2016, the algorithms, networks and slabs of glass and metal that make up today’s digital tools had a direct impact on our lives in some very unexpected ways.  From Facebook’s fake news problem to the Galaxy Note7 literally exploding, that impact…
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Tsunami Ring with Montana Sapphire and Recycled 18K Gold
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Robot Roll Call – Lapel Pin
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Trump defense secretary pick serves on Theranos’ board
President-elect Trump’s rapidly growing circle of advisers and cabinet members continues to raise eyebrows among the tech-savvy. The incoming leader has picked retired General James Mattis as his Secretary of Defense, and the Marine has been a devote…
Gear Patrol
Holiday Gift Guide: The Athlete
The best holiday gift ideas for the athlete, selected by our experts, to make the 2016 shopping season a breeze. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Holiday Gift Guide: The Globe Trotter
The best holiday gift ideas for the globe trotter, selected by our experts, to make the 2016 shopping season a breeze. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Mailbag: The Best Questions and Comments of the Week
Your hatred for minivans, Scotch-drinking suggestions and more. …Read More »
Cool Tools
Dymo Plastic Label Embosser
This is as old school as it gets. I have friends who are crazy into labeling, but I’m quite disorganized. I organize my files once every six months and it piles up with tax stuff and documents. I go nuts because I can’t get any work done and so I organize it. I have very bad handwriting, so I write in…
VentureBeat
U.S. regulator clears way for online lenders to have national charter
(Reuters) — Online credit companies and paperless lenders would be able to get federal charters to do business nationwide under a plan outlined on Friday by a U.S. banking regulator. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the main regulator for federal banks, said it hoped offering a charter…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
US Green Party drops Pennsylvania presidential recount bid
Green Party candidate Jill Stein abruptly dropped her petition for a recount of all votes cast in the US presidential election in Pennsylvania after a judge ordered her campaign to post a $1 million bond, court documents showed on Saturday.
BBC News – World
Pill could reduce HIV risk by 86%
A drug that reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will be given to NHS patients in England.
BBC News – World
Hawaii snowfall: Parts of state receive weather warning
A winter weather warning is issued for parts of the tropical US state of Hawaii – yes, Hawaii.
VentureBeat
These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week
Happy Saturday! This week, Tech.eu tracked 10 technology M&A transactions and 71 tech funding deals (totaling €360 million) in Europe, Turkey, and Israel: 1) Devialet, the French speaker company, has raised €100 million in a Series C round from several investors to boost its expansion in the U.S….
VentureBeat
The Death Star would cost $7.8 octillion a day to run
The British energy supplier Ovo has put some very well-spent hours into a comprehensive calculation of the operating costs of the Death Star, which will return to the spotlight in the December 16th movie Rogue One. They conclude that operating the planet-destroying starbase would cost 6.2 octillion British…
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How technology is changing what we remember
I’m supposed to be making sure I can use the term ‘down with the fourth wall’ in the context I want to. But within a few seconds I’ve found an article titled ‘25 Classic Moments When Movies Broke the Fourth Wall’ and within a few more I’m learning that The Big Short enlisted Anthony Bourdain and a metaphor…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Big data helped Trump even after he scorned it
Donald Trump derided the use of data and technology tools for his presidential campaign—but those techniques might well have propelled him to victory.
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
Science Europe lobby group hit by sudden exodus
Brussels-based advocacy group aimed to provide single voice for scientists in the EU – but is losing members.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21064
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Can old computers bring Palestinians and Israelis together?
Some of the most toxic refuse from modern society ends up in poor communities. Researchers are helping one area in the Middle East clean up its electronic-waste problem.Nature 540 22 doi: 10.1038/540022a
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Tracking the Trump transition, agency by agency
Nature ‘s list of the key issues and appointments facing US government science agencies.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21032
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Experimental treatments aim to prevent brain damage in babies
Advances in neuroscience are driving the development of therapies that could save thousands of the most vulnerable patients.Nature 540 17 doi: 10.1038/540017a
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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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UK moves closer to allowing ‘three-parent’ babies
Scientists say mitochondrial-replacement therapy is ready for tests in the clinic.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21067
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US health-reform legislation clears big hurdle
The 21 st Century Cures Act would reshape drug regulation and biomedical research.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21088
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Battle over US overtime pay rules leaves many postdocs in limbo
Institutions struggle to respond after court blocks regulations that would have increased wages for junior researchers.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21084
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How to trump group-think in a post-truth world
When opinions are symbols of belonging, our brains work overtime to keep us believing, says Dan Kahan.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21056
DailyTech Main News Feed
Google has developed Deep Learning Algorithm to detect Diabetic Eye Disease
New advances in Deep Learning help solving many important medical and healthcare problems.
Fast Company
How To Respond When You’re Caught Spacing Out In Meetings
Being called out for not paying attention in a boring meeting can be embarrassing. Instead of getting flustered, try this. Being called out for not paying attention in a boring meeting can be embarrassing. Instead of getting flustered, try this.Remember back when you were in school…
Fast Company
The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write
“Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead. “Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead.I’m all about being up front when you network. It’s helpful to be honest about why…
Shut Up And Take My Money
Gift Guide 25 Best Star Wars Products Of 2016
  Gift guide – 25 Best Star Wars Products of 2016! Star Wars Planetary Glass Set via amazon     R2D2 Coffee Press via thinkgeek   Chewbacca Seatbelt Cover via ShutUpAndTakeMyMoney Darth Vader Lack of Sleep Pillow Case via etsy   Han Solo In Carbonite Mini Fridge via amazon    …
How-To Geek
Are My Smarthome Devices Secure?
People often worry about keeping their computers, smartphones, and tablets secure from hackers and malware. But what about your smarthome devices? They can be just as susceptible as any other device on your network, even if it doesn’t seem like it.Click Here to Continue Reading
Scientific American Content: Global
U.S. Oil Exports Skyrocket Despite Climate Pacts
There’s been more than a 1,000 percent increase in the nation’s oil exports since 2009 — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
TechCrunch
Amplify lets you play synchronized songs across every phone in the room
 Say you’re at a party, and someone wants to get a silent disco going. Everyone opens their phone, someone yells “play,” and hopefully everyone gets it started at the same time. Well, that works, but it could be better. So at the TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon, a few developers in the United…
WIRED
Review: Ozobot Evo
This user-programmable bot for children makes playtime educational. The post Review: Ozobot Evo appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Mysterious Machinery of Creatures That Glow in the Deep
Bioluminescent organisms have evolved dozens of times over the course of life’s history. Recent studies are narrowing in on the complicated biochemistry needed to illuminate the dark. The post The Mysterious Machinery of Creatures That Glow in the Deep appeared first on WIRED.
Man of Many
Your Days of Discomfort Are Over – New Balance Trailbuster Re-Engineered
The new Trailbuster Re-Engineered is an extension on the New Balance trail running shoe from the 90s. It features a modernised silhouette that combines performance technology with premium lifestyle materials to create an ideal shoe for the urban adventurer. There are elements of high-end synthetic suede,…
TechCrunch
HazMap wants to be like Pokémon Go for reporting hazards in public spaces
 No one wants to be that person who falls in a ditch when they least suspect it. With HazMap, a project that came out of the Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon, you can ensure you’re not that person. Created by software engineer Oras Al-Kubaisi and risk management insurance provider Craig Polley, HazMap uses…
Techbargains.com
Porter-Cable 6in Variable-Speed Polisher $99
Porter-Cable 6in Variable-Speed Polisher $99
Techbargains.com
Snow Joe 18in 14.5 Amp Electric Snow Blower w/ Light $119
Snow Joe 18in 14.5 Amp Electric Snow Blower w/ Light $119
Slashdot
Crooks Need Just Six Seconds To Guess A Credit Card Number
schwit1 quotes The Independent: Criminals can work out the card number, expiration date, and security code for a Visa debit or credit card in as little as six seconds using guesswork, researchers have found… Fraudsters use a so-called Distributed Guessing Attack to get around security features put…
TechCrunch
Jobble makes finding jobs easier in developing countries
 According to the latest Mobility Report from Ericsson, there are 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions globally, and that number looks to jump to 6.1 billion smartphone users 2020, with much of the growth coming from developing countries. What that means: people who haven’t had access to modern luxuries…
TechCrunch
Disrupt Hackathon app Notim.press/ed algorithmically detects fake news
 Fake news is a moving target. Greedy publishers constantly start new websites of deceit, preventing manual blacklists from keeping up. That’s why one TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon team took an algorithmic approach to detecting fake news. Notim.press/ed (a clever URL that reads “Not Impressed”)…
Mashable
Meeting with Trump emboldens anti-vaccine activists
The discredited researcher who launched the anti-vaccine movement met with Donald Trump this summer — and found him sympathetic to the cause. Now, with Trump preparing to move into the White House, leaders of the movement are newly energized, hopeful they can undermine decades of public policy promoting…
TechCrunch
My Bricks Online puts your smartphone in Lego to make playtime fun again
 Lego! Lego! Lego! Who doesn’t like Lego? One of the most fascinating entries to the hackthon at TechCrunch Disrupt London used the beloved little bricks to help take young eyes away from screens and electronics devices. Read More
TechCrunch
The Emotion Journal performs real-time sentiment analysis on your most personal stories
 Andrew Greenstein, an app developer from San Francisco, started journaling a few months ago. He tries to write for five minutes every day, but it’s challenging to set aside the time. Still, he’s read that journaling reduces stress and can help with goal-setting, so he’s trying to make it a habit. At…
DailyTech Main News Feed
GizmoTab – Verizon’s new $80 Tablet for Kids
Looking for a good kid-friendly tablet? One that is very durable and not too expensive? Enter the GizmoTab by Verizon.
TechCrunch
Welcometo.site wants to be your virtual receptionist
 Checking in at a co-working space or business to meet with somebody can often be a hassle that involves some phone tag and back and forth. Welcometo.site, one of the many projects that came out of our Disrupt hackathon in London today, wants to make this easier. It combines Cisco Spark’s messaging and…
Gadget Review
Best Air Purifier for Allergies and Dust
Best Air Purifier for Allergies and Dust Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site With all the marketing hype that gets pushed into the nether it can be difficult to make an informed decision about air purification unless you’re an environmental scientist, or rocket engineer. But have no fear, Gadget…
TechCrunch
Wandered.space helps you explore the cool spots all around you
 Wandered.space is a service for those moments when you want to explore the area around you, but don’t know where to go. It was created this weekend at TechCrunch’s Disrupt London hackathon by a team of three coworkers from Seattle-based Azuqua. One of them, Skyler Hartle, told me that they were inspired…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Renzi’s future at stake as Italy votes in crucial referendum
Italy votes in a referendum Sunday that will show whether the same anti-establishment sentiment that propelled President-elect Donald Trump to power in the US and led to the UK’s exit from the European Union is equally forceful in Italy.
CNET News.com
Mounds of Moto Mods: We’ll see at least 12 per year – CNET
Those snap-on accessories for the Moto Z phones aren’t going anywhere. In fact, Lenovo Moto phones will soon see many more.
Mashable
25 fun gifts to spruce up any apocalypse bunker
Every end-of-the-world hideaway needs a little personality. Should the apocalypse — zombie, Trump or otherwise — arrive in 2017, you’ll want your loved ones to be prepared and stylish. So gift them a few of these fun supplies to make sure their moist underground cave rivals that of Chip and Joanna Gaines….
TechCrunch
Three cheers for Valley capitalism
 It’s easy to be critical of the tech industry, and even easier to be critical of capitalism itself. Let us all continue to do so; criticism is valuable. But let’s remember that we do so because they are so important. Capitalism is still what lifts the world’s least fortunate out of poverty, and technology…
The Gadget Flow
Eparé Battery Operated Pepper Mill
Season all of your food with a touch of a button with the Eparé Battery Operated Pepper Mill. Equipped with a durable ceramic motor, this mill can effortlessly and uniformly grind anything from pepper to salt to any spices you need on your dish. The Battery Operated Pepper Mill has a sleek push-down…
The Gadget Flow
Black+Baum Eau Good Water Bottle
Transform the taste of the water served from your tap with the Black+Baum Eau Good Water Bottle. This lightweight plastic bottle comes with an active binchotan charcoal filter inside. This filter, which has been used in Japan since the 17th century, naturally purifies the water surrounding it and will…
The Gadget Flow
Cycleash Universal Bicycle Leash
Take your pup for a ride without the risk of entanglement with the Cycleash Universal Bicycle Leash. The most advanced on the market, this mechanism easily and seamlessly attaches to the seat post of your bike using a lightweight and strong aluminum alloy bar and lock assembly. Extending from the base…
The Gadget Flow
Shinola Power Supply Extension Power System
Get power anywhere in your home with the Shinola Power Supply Extension Power System. Made in partnership with GE, this cable uses durable yet attractive materials to blend both function and form. Inside a die-cast metal enclosure are five outlets to plug in any and every appliance you need. The final…
The Gadget Flow
Case Study Ceramic Planter by Modernica
Achieve vintage yet elegant style with the Case Study Ceramic Planter by Modernica. Featuring a stunning yet minimalist design, this planter comes in two sizes; the small is 11.5 inches wide and nearly a foot tall while the large is 13 inches in diameter and 13.75 inches tall. Ideal for a wide variety…
The Gadget Flow
Ruckbug External Frame Backpack
Introducing the Ruckbug External Frame Backpack, the ultimate bag to carry on all of your adventures. Featuring sturdy feet at the base, this bag can be easily propped up so you can access all of your gear through the removable lid. This frame can also be detached from the rest of the bag so you can…
The Gadget Flow
WaterHawk Smart Rain Shower Head
Turn your morning shower into a fully relaxing experience with the WaterHawk Smart Rain Shower Head. Complete with an LED display, this incredible system allows you to view and select the exact temperature of the water for that luxury feel. Additionally, the WaterHawk Shower Head alternates color to…
The Gadget Flow
Blue Raspberry Premium USB Microphone
Taking your recordings on the go with the Blue Raspberry Premium USB Microphone. Perfect for anything from video calls to voice-overs to podcasts, this powerful microphone is backed by the technology of Blue to deliver studio-quality sound every time. The Raspberry Premium Microphone is outfitted with…
Architecture Lab
São Paulo Scores Grand Prize in Bloomberg Mayors Challenge
The Brazilian megacity triumphed over urban innovation projects from Colombia, Chile, and Mexico to take home top honors from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The post São Paulo Scores Grand Prize in Bloomberg Mayors Challenge appeared first on Architecture Lab.
BBC News – World
Fidel Castro’s ashes buried in Santiago de Cuba
Fidel Castro’s remains are buried in a family ceremony, ending nine days of mourning in Cuba.
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Retro Candy Gift Box
Take your taste buds on a nostalgic trip through time by digging into one of these retro candy gift boxes. Each box comes jam packed with 30 different sugary treats from a specific decade in the twentieth century – from the 1940s to the 1990s! Check it out $39.90
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Lightsaber Floor Lamp
Light up the Dark Side of your room in geeky fashion using this lightsaber floor lamp. Styled like Kylo Ren’s unique crossguard lightsaber, the lamp stands over 6 feet tall and comes with a handy remote that works up to 20 feet away. Check it out $159.99
Motherboard RSS Feed
How to Make a Retro Game Console From Concrete
Thwomp! Is exactly the sound this cement likeness of the hardened Mario villain of the same name makes when you set it down. Except this artfully cut cement Thwomp is also a gaming console capable of firing up retro video games. Youtube maker Geeksmithing created the console by first filling a silicone…
Slashdot
UK Health Secretary Urges Social Media Companies To Block Cyberbullying And Underaged Sexting
Mark Wilson shares his article on Beta News: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has made calls for technology companies and social media to do more to tackle the problems of cyberbullying, online intimidation and — rather specifically — under-18-year-olds texting sexually explicit images. Of course, he…
The Awesomer
T-Rex Bottle Opener
Price: $40  | BuyThere’s only one requirement if you purchase this hefty 2 pound T-Rex. You must make the RAWRRRRR noise every time you open a bottle with its mighty choppers. Measures 10.2″ x 4.7″ x 2.4″ and made from solid cast iron. More Awesome Stuff: Carbon Fiber Bottle OpenerBottleSnapper…
Mashable
The end of the world: How NASA and FEMA will deal with a killer asteroid
In the NASA plan to deal with a killer asteroid destroying the world, the first people to learn about it likely find out via text message. Seriously. If a killer asteroid on a path to striking Earth were discovered, the first word of its existence would likely come in the form of a text or an email—preliminary…
Geek.com
Magic Mushrooms Could Be Key to Fighting Depression
Magic mushrooms might join ecstasy as a potential treatment for a bevy of mental illnesses. Psilocybin, the active chemical in shrooms, can cause feelings of warmth, happiness, as well as some hallucinations. Due […]
The Next Web
Forget PowerPoint: Slidebean lets you create pro-quality presentations with one click
There’s no questioning the versatility of crafting a presentation with PowerPoint, but the program can be cumbersome to use and hard to learn. Instead, create top-notch presentations with a single click thanks to Slidebean. Right now, you can get lifetime access for only $19 thanks to TNW Deals. All…
Ars Technica
Hear the pulse: Heart rate monitoring fitness earbuds tested
Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) This year, more heart rate monitors have made their way into fitness trackers than ever before. All the major companies—Fitbit, Garmin, and Polar, among many others—have made heart rate monitoring more accessible by putting it into devices…
Scientific American Content: Global
Thawing Permafrost Would Accelerate Global Warming
Thawing Arctic tundra will likely speed up climate change for a century or more. The question is: How drastically? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Next Web
FindLectures is curated database of free, mind-expanding talks
The Internet has fundamentally democratized education. Now if you want to, say, become fluent in a new programming language or brush up on a new machine learning algorithm, you’re just as likely to head to YouTube or Coursera than step foot in a classroom. There are an insane amount of lectures and talks…
Lifehacker
Use Your Facebook Habit as Inspiration to Read More Books
There’s nothing inherently wrong with reading Facebook, unless you’d rather be reading a good book instead (and that whole fake news problem.) Luckily, the habit loop, which David Kadavy describes as the “habit hook” in his post, holds the key to breaking that Facebook habit and replacing it with a …
VentureBeat
Wheelchairs, Pringles cans, and other unlikely objects with Amazon’s Alexa
You probably caught video a few weeks back of Alexa speaking through Big Mouth Billy Bass, a singing fish that got popular in the late 1990s. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a moment to watch and enjoy. The animatronic fish is a good reminder that Amazon’s Alexa does not just come in speakers like…
Reason.com Full Feed
Why Trump’s War on the Media Matters
Throughout his presidential campaign Donald Trump complained extensively about biased news coverage, singled out individual journalists for criticism, challenged the very foundations of freedom of the press, and called for loosening of the libel laws. Now as president-elect, Trump’s war on the media…
Gear Patrol
Watch Now: A Luxe Briefcase, Bentley and More
Great gear, a surprisingly agile luxury car and more. …Read More »
Architecture Lab
A tube for cars? Proposal to bury London’s traffic says it’s ‘next best thing to teleportation’
The proposed CarTube supposedly reclaims streets for people by moving cars on to a underground network of automated tracks. The post A tube for cars? Proposal to bury London’s traffic says it’s ‘next best thing to teleportation’ appeared first on Architecture Lab.
TechCrunch
VeeCee gives kids a shoppable wish list with virtual currency
Giving kids a new way to get the things they want, with greater parental oversight, VeeCee is a hack created by a four-person team from London’s Barking Dagenham suburbs. The group’s pitch was handled by 12-year-old, Ebenezer Odubanjo — the youngest presenter at this year’s Disrupt London hackathon….
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Millions of teens are reading pulp fiction via text message
Anything that gets kid reading is a good thing, right?
Slashdot
CO2 Researchers Are Now Hacking Photosynthesis
Remember that story about the “artificial leaf” solar cells? Long-time Slashdot reader managerialslime quotes the Chicago Tribune: University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have developed a way to mimic plants’ ability to convert carbon dioxide into fuel, a way to decrease the amounts of harmful…
Muted
THE BEST MINIMALIST WATCHES FOR MEN
In our buying guide, The Best Minimalist Watches For Men, we show you some of the coolest and simplest watches available today. You may think that a minimalist watch would be something that is new, but minimalist watches have been around for decades. Although some of the styles may be considered modern…
Digital Trends
What’s the difference between 4G and LTE?
When you’re looking at buying a new phone, you might find that there are way too many acronyms to choose from, between CDMA, GSM, LTE, and WiMax, and the list goes on. Instead, it can be easier to focus simply on the differences in these networks as they apply to you directly. The simplest explanation…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Electronics & Gadgets : Pokémon Pikachu Portable Charger
Charging your phone – one Thunderbolt at a time. Pikachus have been used to power generators in the anime before, so why stop there? We aren’t asking for a full on power plant, just a few more hours of phone battery life. That’s all! $19.99