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How Microsoft Lost In Court Over Windows 10 Upgrades
In June a California woman successfully sued Microsoft for $10,000 over forced Windows 10 upgrades, and she’s now written a 58-page ebook about her battle (which she’s selling for $9.99). But an anonymous Slashdot reader shares another inspiring story about a Texas IT worker and Linux geek who got Microsoft…
Digital Trends
International cities that encouraged citizens to buy diesels now banning them
Turn about doesn’t always seem like fair play. In a reversal similar to doctors no longer appearing in tobacco advertisements in the 1950s, some of the same international cities that extolled the virtues of small diesel-powered cars to its citizens 20 years ago are now planning to ban the oil burners, as…
Digital Trends
The 10 best messaging apps for Android and iOS
Let’s face it, our most used PCs are smartphones. As our dependence on mobile technology grows, so does the need for constant and instant communication with our family, friends, and even work colleagues. Messaging apps have grown to provide rich services and interaction with others, from free text messaging,…
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US, China, EU, others fail to reach environmental goods deal
Forty-six countries including the U.S., China and European Union nations failed Sunday to agree on a list of “environmental goods” like solar-powered air conditioners or LED light bulbs that could see lower tariffs.
Lifehacker
Get In the Holiday Spirit With These Frugal, DIY Christmas Decorations
Decorating is a fun holiday tradition, and when you can combine it with a super easy DIY project, it’s even better. This video from GOBankingRates walks you through a few easy DIY Christmas decor projects that are particularly fun for kids. You can check them out for yourself in the video above, but…
VentureBeat
Zenefits CEO may join Thiel on Trump transition team
With his departure as Zenefits CEO confirmed on Friday, reports now suggest that David Sacks of Zenefits could become part of the Trump transition team, joining his friend and former co-author Peter Thiel. A source told the New York Times that Sacks had been in discussions with the Trump team, though…
VentureBeat
Our 8 second attention span and the future of news media
GUEST: For the past decade, we have been adapting our attention spans to changes in news media. But the future might hold the converse— the news media adapts to us. How will this impact the future of news?  A recent Microsoft consumer study claims that the human attention span today is 8 seconds, down…
VentureBeat
Close your own skills gap: Hire from within
GUEST: Powered by their soldier recruiters and HR professionals, companies are fighting the talent wars on multiple fronts. First, there’s the battle to attract candidates who possess the skills you need. Many employers are fishing from the same pool of experienced engineers, data scientists, and others…
VentureBeat
Is the connected home possible without a walled garden?
GUEST: We live in a brilliant time when doors open without keys and coffee brews itself. Refrigerators come with sensors and cameras to track what’s inside your fridge. We’ll have an incredible 500 devices per home by 2022, according to Gartner. But with so many devices running on different platforms,…
Man of Many
Fill Up Your Mind with Some Goodies from Monocle
To be quite frank, one of the main reasons I attend the gym is due to my unconditional love for eating and drinking. And I’m sure there are some people out there that agree. But we can all agree, that we all love eating and drinking. But it’s more than just those two main ingredients that make a great…
Digital Trends
This smart mattress wants to help you get a better night’s sleep
For something so important, it can really be quite hard to get. We’re talking, of course, about a good night’s sleep. But between all the blue screens we have around us and the not-quite-comfortable mattresses we attempt to sleep on for eight hours, feeling fully rested can be a challenge in and…
Gizmodo
Mercedes Apparently Wants To Build A Ton Of Electric Cars Under Its New Brand
After trademarking the name for its new electric-car brand and introducing a 400-horsepower concept car to go along with it earlier in 2016, it sounds like Mercedes-Benz has some, well, abundant plans for the brand. If the plans play out, there could soon be more Mercedes EVs than you can count on both…
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Federal Science Funding Will Likely ‘Remain in Jeopardy’ Under Trump
We’ve already seen plenty of alarming news about what the Trump presidency could mean for science, from stripping NASA’s supposedly “politicised” climate research to the potentially huge impact on renewable energy research funding.Even though there’s been a number of voices within the media cautioning…
Digital Trends
Will AI built by a ‘sea of dudes’ understand women? AI’s inclusivity problem
Computing has a problem — there are too few women in the field. Only 26 percent of computer professionals were women in 2013, according to a recent review by the American Association of University Women. That figure dropped by nine percent since 1990. Explanations abound. Some say the industry is…
Techbargains.com
Mr Beams MB360 Wireless LED Spotlight w/ Motion Sensor $12.43
Mr Beams MB360 Wireless LED Spotlight w/ Motion Sensor $12.43
Mashable
‘Godzilla’ trailer remake captures the chaos without visual effects
CineFix’s series, Homemade Movies, captured the panic and destruction of 2014’s Godzilla trailer in this shot-for-shot remake, with nearly zero budget (but a whole lot of cardboard, action figures, zip ties and ingenuity). Subscribe to CineFix for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/cinefix  Read…
BBC News – World
Brazil: Thousands marches against ‘watered down anti-corruption bill’
Tens of thousands of Brazilians march against a Congress vote which they say could threaten a major corruption investigation.
Scientific American Content: Global
Why Eating Leftovers Is Good for Energy Efficiency
There are many reasons to not let those Thanksgiving leftovers go to waste, including the energy savings — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Donate to Reason by Buying Stuff You Were Going to Buy Anyway
Want to support Reason during this, our webathon week, but also want to spend all your money on a bunch of junk from Amazon? We’ve got you covered! When you go to Amazon, either for Christmas gift hunting or just for everyday stuff acquisition, start at reason.com/amazon and your favorite magazine…
Discover Magazine
Do Synapses Really Store Memories?
Most neuroscientists will tell you that long-term memories are stored in the brain in the form of synapses, the connections between neurons. On this view, memory formation occurs when synaptic connections are strengthened, or entirely new synapses are formed. However, in a new piece in Frontiers…
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Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 II Lumix Micro 4/3 Lens $147.99
Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 II Lumix Micro 4/3 Lens $147.99
BBC News – World
China’s hi-tech bike hire startups
China’s tech giants are backing sophisticated bike hire as a solution to the country’s congested roads.
TechCrunch
How to make debt pay
 Not all debt is bad debt. It’s conventional wisdom in the world of finance that the strategic use of debt builds better companies. The same is true for software. Companies that are strategic in their use of debt — in this case, technical debt — can develop products quicker, push them out faster and…
Lifehacker
Hang Paintings Perfectly with a Fork
Hanging items on a nail isn’t hard, but it’s always tough to hang something you can’t see. You need the string to thread the nail, but not the wooden frame itself. You could photocopy a template, but your poster or painting might be too big. A simple fork can make the job easier.Place the fork on the…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
600,000 risk losing water in war-scarred Ukraine
Kiev (AFP) Dec 2, 2016 International monitors warned on Friday that around 600,000 impoverished people could be left without water or heat in war-scarred eastern Ukraine this winter. The words of caution came with few signs of an end to the 31-month-long conflict between Kiev and the pro-Russian…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
China: Economic development tied to climate goals
Beijing (UPI) Dec 2, 2016 In a white paper on economic development, Beijing said one of its main focal points was gaining ground in an environmentally friendly way. Beijing issued a developmental white paper that outlines the approach to development under the guidance of the Communist Party of…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Corals much older than previously thought, study finds
University Park PA (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 Coral genotypes can survive for thousands of years, possibly making them the longest-lived animals in the world, according to researchers at Penn State, the National Marine Fisheries Service and Dial Cordy and Associates. The team recently determined the…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Indigenous people eat 15 times more seafood than non-indigenous people
Vancouver, British Columbia (UPI) Dec 2, 2016 Per capita seafood consumption among indigenous people living on or near the coast is 15 times greater than per person seafood consumption among non-indigenous people in the same country. The findings are part of first-of-its-kind global analysis by…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Hong Kong launches legal bid against four pro-democracy lawmakers
Hong Kong (AFP) Dec 2, 2016 The Hong Kong government launched a legal bid to unseat four elected pro-democracy lawmakers Friday sparking accusations from the opposition camp that they are being subjected to a witch hunt. It comes as concerns grow that Beijing is stepping up interference in the…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
One dead, 17 hurt in Peru earthquake
Lima (AFP) Dec 2, 2016 A 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck southeastern Peru killed one person, injured 17 others and damaged dozens of homes, officials said Friday. “Authorities in the district of Ocuviri have confirmed the death of a minor and 17 injured who are now being assisted by medics,”…
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Gamifying the Search for Strategic Surprise
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 National security challenges today are increasingly complex and multi-dimensional, demanding technological solutions that reflect the combined expertise of a broad diversity of professionals. But even when such experts are available and engaged, progress towards…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Laser technique boosts aerial imaging of woodlands
Exeter, UK (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 A ground-breaking technique which allows green spaces to be mapped in 3D from an aircraft could boost biodiversity, aid human wellbeing and even help protect rainforests. Using an airborne laser scanning technique and a new image processing approach, scientists from…
Slashdot
Linux Mint 18.1 ‘Serena’ BETA Ubuntu-based Operating System Now Available For Download
BrianFagioli shares his story on Beta News: Feeling fatigued by Windows 10 and its constant updates and privacy concerns? Can’t afford one of those beautiful new MacBook Pro laptops? Don’t forget, Linux-based desktop operating systems are just a free download away, folks! If you do decide to jump on…
Digital Trends
The Cronovo smartwatch claims to be the world’s smallest EKG
Your heart might just skip a beat when you see the newest smartwatch to hit the market, but that’s okay, seeing as this particular wearable also claims to be the smallest EKG in the world. Meet the Cronovo Smartwatch, a device that doesn’t sacrifice form for function (or vice versa). While other wearables…
Digital Trends
You can now check your Expedia itinerary with Alexa
Who needs a travel agent when you’ve got Alexa? Now that Expedia has launched it new travel updates skill for Amazon Alexa, jetsetting has gotten a lot easier. The popular travel service has made its way to the popular smart home assistant, promising to provide customers “important travel updates and…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
New process produces hydrogen at much lower temperature
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 Waseda University researchers have developed a new method for producing hydrogen, which is fast, irreversible, and takes place at much lower temperature using less energy. This innovation is expected to contribute to the spread of fuel cell systems for automobiles…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
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…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
LeoSat and Globalsat Group Sign Strategic Worldwide Agreement
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 01, 2016 LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, has entered into a strategic agreement with the Globalsat Group, the leading Pan-American satellite services provider, to market the fastest, most secure…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Lockheed Martin Advances Modernization of Current GPS Ground Control System for USAF
Colorado Springs CO (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 Lockheed Martin has completed a major upgrade to modernize the current ground control system of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation. The Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Upgrade #2 (CUP2) project is the latest step…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Indian Space Agency to Launch 83 Satellites in One Go
New Delhi (Sputnik) Dec 02, 2016 Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is gearing up to gain a bigger slice of the micro-satellite launch market. Its commercial arm Antrix Corporation plans to launch 83 satellites on-board its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle ‘PSLV-C37’ in January next year from…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
China-made satellites in high demand
Beijing (XNA) Dec 02, 2016 China will construct and launch two remote sensing satellites for foreign countries in the coming two years, an industry insider said. China Great Wall Industry Corp, the nation’s only authorized firm for international space collaboration, will launch Venezuela’s second…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Chinese missile giant seeks 20% of a satellite market
Beijing (XNA) Dec 02, 2016 China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, the largest missile maker in the country, is taking aim at 20 percent or more of the small-satellite launch contracts in the world by 2020, company executives said. “We estimate that from 2017 to 2020, we will send aloft…
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LG trials wideband full duplex radio tech for 5G
LG Electronics had developed a wideband-based full duplex radio technology for use in fifth-generation networks.
Latest news
The biggest threat to artificial intelligence: Human stupidity
Thoughtless use of artificial intelligence could be much more dangerous than the super-intelligent digital villains of science-fiction.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
International Drone Expo races into LA
The International Drone Expo in Los Angeles, December 9-10, will have something for every level of drone enthusiast and racer – including companies now using drones in various businesses… Continue Reading International Drone Expo races into LA Category: Drones Tags: Delivery…
BBC News – World
Spain floods: Man and dog rescued in Costa del Sol
A man and his dog are airlifted from chest-high floods in the Costa del Sol region of Spain.
Digital Trends
VetPronto brings the veterinarian to your doorstep
If the dentist is the most dreaded of office visits for humans, then surely the vet is the equivalent for our pets (and by extension, ourselves as well). But now there’s a startup hoping to make the process of caring for your cats and dogs a bit less painful. Meet VetPronto, a company that believes…
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How Racism, Arrogance, and Incompetence Led to Pearl Harbor
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Limited supply and heavy demand for NAND flash is pushing SSD prices upward
Those shopping for a shiny new solid state drive this holiday season (or shortly after) may want to expedite the process of pulling the trigger as NAND flash prices are only expected to rise in the coming weeks and months.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
marmol radziner erects prefabricated las vegas house in desert landscape
with the use of 36 prefabricated steel modules, the las vegas house designed by local studio marmol radziner was erected in only 12 weeks and offers a variety of indoor/outdoor spaces. The post marmol radziner erects prefabricated las vegas house in desert landscape appeared first on designboom | architecture…
BBC News – World
Indian village goes back to bartering
Villagers in Brindapur, West Bengal, have gone back to bartering because of India’s cash crisis.
Mashable
‘Biggest new coal mine’ in the world gets an ‘Honest Advert’ skewering
While the rest of the world slowly warms up to renewable energy and alternate power sources, it is so refreshing that one country continues to break away from its progressive counterparts. Six years since its proposal to the Queensland state government in Australia, Adani’s Carmichael Coal Mine…
Slashdot
Does Windows 10’s Data Collection Trade Privacy For Microsoft’s Security?
jader3rd shares an article from PC World arguing that Windows 10’s data collection “trades your privacy for Microsoft’s security.” [Anonymized] usage data lets Microsoft beef up threat protection, says Rob Lefferts, Microsoft’s director of program management for Windows Enterprise and Security. The…
VentureBeat
Native ads generate clicks at up to 40 percent higher rate than other mobile ads
When it comes to clicking on mobile ads and spending money in mobile games, native ads come out on top. In fact, user-acquisition campaigns run by YouAppi’s OneRun platform this year show that native ads generate clicks at a 30 percent to 40 percent higher frequency and convert at double the rate compared…
VentureBeat
Looking for parking? These apps may help you find a spot
GUEST: I usually take an “If-Then” approach when it comes to parking. If I’m in the American suburbs, then I expect parking to be plentiful, easy, and usually almost free. If I’m in a densely populated city, then I detest parking enough to try to seek out alternatives to driving my car. As I do a deeper…
VentureBeat
Ubisoft plans cross-platform multiplayer support for all its VR games
In a blog post Ubisoft (the maker of blockbusters such as Assassins Creed and Watch Dogs) announced that it will be bringing cross-platform multiplayer functionality to its growing list of virtual reality games. Last week I wrote a story asking does VR gaming have a multiplayer problem? One of the examples…
DudeIWantThat.com
Gerber EAB Lite 2.8″ Pocket Knife
Cheap gifts that don’t suck are the best! Gerber always seems to pull through for me around the holidays, this year with their EAB Lite, a tiny pocket knife that will take up only 2.8″ of space inside the pockets of people I don’t know that well and family I don’t like the much, but still (for some inexplicable…
Mashable
Politician picks fight with ‘The Simpsons’ meme page, gets roasted
Politicians often find themselves derided by the public, but in Australia, memes from The Simpsons are used to criticise them.  That’s what Facebook page The Simpsons against the Liberals has been doing for sometime now, mocking the conservative Liberal party — as well as other parties including Labor,…
BBC News – World
‘Fagin’s Law’ to target crime ringleaders in Australia
Adults who groom children into committing crimes could be targeted under new laws in Australia.
ArchDaily
Panorama House / CAPD
© Daisuke Shima / ad hoc inc Architects: CAPD Location: Aichi Prefecture, Japan Architects In Charge: Kazuo Monnai, Hirokazu Ohara, Dai Tsunenobu, Kazuya Masui Area: 159.9 m2 Project…
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Turnbull government and CSIRO launch AU$200m innovation fund
A new joint public-private sector fund has been launched by the Australian government and CSIRO to commercialise early-stage innovations from startups, SMEs, universities, research bodies, and CSIRO.
Latest news
Atlassian security director to lead Australia’s AU$31.9m cybersecurity centre
The Australian government has appointed the Atlassian director as CEO of its new Cyber Security Growth Centre.
BBC News – World
The hijab as fashion accessory
Along with making a religious statement, the hijab is now central to fashion in the Muslim world.
BBC News – World
The Indian women loitering with intent
Women in India are “loitering” together at night time to change attitudes about what females can do.
BBC News – World
The women saving Somalia’s mothers
Despite not having been paid for months, these surgeons are fighting for lives on childbirth wards.
Mashable
Virtual reality aims to transport lonely patients out of the hospital bed
Virtual reality may be struggling to crossover into the gaming mainstream, but doctors are excited about the role it could play in medical treatment and therapy. In 2016, VR let clinicians step into a cancer cell, and now an immersive experience named Joy is being tested for its ability to alleviate…
DudeLiving
Mission Belt: The Venerable Men’s Belt Gets A Revolutionary Upgrade
  Men’s Mission Belt – Welcome to Functional Faction In the world of functional fashion, the men’s belt is an accessory that could be considered an undisputed classic. Like all classics, the belt falls in and out of fashion with the changing times and with the ebbs and flows of public tastes, but…
BBC News – World
India’s Jayaram Jayalalitha suffers heart attack
One of India’s most powerful and popular politicians, J Jayalalitha, has had a heart attack.
Mashable
How to make sure your laptop isn’t one of thousands left with the TSA this holiday season
With Thanksgiving just past us and Christmas still to come, we’re right in the heart of the holiday travel season, so it’s a good time to remind you to stop leaving your laptop at TSA airport checkpoints. SEE ALSO: James Corden isn’t the TSA officer you want if you’re carrying Fantastic Beasts in your…
Digital Trends
This Norwegian cabin isn’t just at home among the spruce, it’s built from them
While some people may own their own forests so as to enjoy its appearance or tranquility, a couple in Norway decided to physically put theirs to work. After calling on the architectural prowess of the Norway-based firm Tyin Architects, the couple harvested a healthy helping of spruce timber to construct…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Liftware levels the playing field for disabled diners
Most of us might don’t have to think twice about how we feed ourselves, but for people with limited movement in their hands and arms, dinnertime can be a frustrating and messy experience. Aimed at those suffering from afflictions like cerebral palsy and Huntington’s disease, the Liftware Level…
SlashGear
AirDroid has gaping security holes, hopefully not for long
AirDroid is one of the treasures of the Android world, a product of the platform’s more open nature. In a nutshell, it allowed Android users to control their devices from a web browser, to send or read messages, manage files, or even mirror the device’s screen. That power, however, has apparently come…
VentureBeat
How Insomniac is marrying VR and esports with The Unspoken
FEATURE: The main selling point for any game that aims to be successful in the growing and profitable esports scene is its competitive nature. Can people play this game, over and over, for hours, days, weeks, and months on end — at the exclusion of all other games — and continue to improve and discover…
VentureBeat
The 10 plagues of marketing and how to cure them
GUEST: There’s a war raging in the marketing and advertising field. It’s a clash of ideologies. There are those practicing deceit, knowingly and unknowingly. Others are just so focused on short-term self-interest that they forgo any chance of mutually beneficial long-term relationships. These are the…
VentureBeat
How to have a 35% increase in customer service efficiency
GUEST: One of the most compelling use cases for enterprise bots is customer support. Traditionally, as companies grow in revenue, customer service costs grow in tandem. Companies constantly seek ways to minimize these servicing costs through nearshoring, offshoring, and now, customer service bots. Companies…
Digital Trends
Jooble wants to help those in emerging markets find jobs via SMS
For most of us in the United States, mobile apps, while fun and entertaining, offer little by way of real substance. Sure, it’s great fun to beat your latest high score on Candy Crush, or send an ephemeral message to the friend sitting next to you, but let’s face it — nothing life-changing is really…
Digital Trends
Major film studios talking to theater owners about earlier home releases
Some of us were around back when movie releases functioned differently than they do today. A film would open in theaters before being released on home video on VHS or Beta (kids, ask your parents,) but the process would take many months. Take the 1995 James Bond movie GoldenEye, for example. In theaters…
Digital Trends
Notim.press/ed, or ‘Not Impressed,’ will tell you when your news is fake
Fake news may be ubiquitous, but it can be pretty inconspicuous, too. But now, in an attempt to make fake news a bit more noticeable, a team from TechCrunch Disrupt London has created an algorithm that tells you when that “news” you’re ready is not as newsy as you may think. Meet Notim.press/ed — or…
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【New Arrival 】ORICO 2139U3 2.5 inch USB 3.0 HDD Case, only 7.99$
ORICO 2139U3 2.5 inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive EnclosureTransparent External HDD CaseOnly $7.99Description:ORICO 2139U3 is made of transparent ABS fireproof material with blue LED indicator, being the beautiful ornament on your desktop.Main Features:● 2.5 inch professional hard drive enclosure, which brings…
Muted
THE BEST MEN’S FIELD JACKETS
Our buying guide featuring the best men’s field jacket matches up perfectly with our style ethos of buying quality classic silhouettes that fit into a modern wardrobe. The U.S. military field jacket is one of the most enduring pieces ever in men’s fashion. Having been featured in great movies like Al…
Latest news
The flowering of voice control leads to a crop of security holes
The predicted explosion of voice-enabled apps in 2017 will increase the attack service of mobile devices and the systems they control, and create brand new privacy risks.
Mashable
Spidering lightning and red skies are the ominous weather 2016 deserves
If you’re superstitious about the awfulness of 2016 (see Bowie, Prince, Cohen and Trump), one Australian state’s end-of-days weather over the weekend will only seem appropriate. Saturday evening brought a spectacular clash of red sunset skies and spidering lightning to southeast Queensland, but also…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
OTTOTTO’s prismatic pavilion suspends terry o’ neill photos in a maze of rebar
constructed from tapered steel rebar, OTTOTTO have realized a temporary gallery of colour, light + defined spatiality. The post OTTOTTO’s prismatic pavilion suspends terry o’ neill photos in a maze of rebar appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
TechCrunch
We need new candidates to run for office and startups can help
 This presidential election pitted two candidates who were the #1 and #2 most disliked candidates, EVER, for president. Why is this happening in our golden age of technology, when information is widespread and organizing easier than ever? Read More
DailyTech Main News Feed
Lenovo Flex 3 vs Lenovo IdeaPad – 2 Laptops for $480
Here are two laptops by Lenovo. Both are on sale for $479.99 with free shipping. Same price but not same laptop in terms of specs. Which would you choose?
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Security Experts Warn Congress That the Internet of Things Could Kill People
Poorly secured webcams and other Internet-connected devices are already being used as tools for cyberattacks. Can the government prevent this from becoming a catastrophic problem?
Mises Institute
There Are Now So Many “Criminals” in America, Uber Wants to Hire Some
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssLegal SystemThere Are Now So Many “Criminals” in America, Uber Wants to Hire Some Political Theory 0 Views Last month, Uber announced that it would begin to accept drivers with criminal records. Specifically, as the Hartford Courant reports: Uber’s change…
Mises Institute
The Petroleum Industry Saved the Whales
A A Tags The EntrepreneurFree MarketsGlobal EconomyHome | Feed | Blog.rssThe Petroleum Industry Saved the Whales 0 Views At the beginning of the Industrial Age, whales were an important natural resource which humans had been exploiting for centuries. Indeed, the oil that was extracted…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
DARPA’s tail-down drone set for vertical launch in 2018
DARPA’s goal to develop a UAV that can launch from small-deck ships in the US Navy and Marine Corps fleets, for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as targeting and strike missions, is a step closer to getting off the ground, according to Northrop Grumman’s latest progress…
Big Think
We Survive Because Reality May Be Nothing Like We Think It Is
Cognitive scientist Donald H. Hoffman asserts that not only do we invent our own personal views of reality, it’s an evolutionary necessity.Read More
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Desktop Skee Ball That’ll Put Back the Fun into Your Office’s Corporate, Soul-Sucking Funeral
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Retro NASA Visions of the Future Kepler-16b Poster
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Gear Patrol
6 Refined Pocket Knives for Your EDC
A beautifully functional knife for everyday use. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
3 Young Brands Reinventing the Fashion Watch
“Fashion watch” is a slur in the watch world. But these brands are reimagining what an affordable, design-oriented watch can be. …Read More »
Latest news
Panasonic explores purchase of car light manufacturer ZKW
The reported acquisition could be worth up to $885 million.
Latest news
Machine learning will scale personalised customer interactions: Flamingo
Flamingo, an ASX-listed artificial intelligence company that develops conversational commerce agents for financial organisations, will be ramping up its expansion efforts with a newfound focus on the Asia-Pacific market, as well as new industry verticals such as healthcare.
Newswise: SciNews
“Baby Boomers” on Dope: Recreational Marijuana Use Is on the Rise Among Adults Over 50
There is a common misperception that widespread marijuana use is limited to younger generations. However, the Baby Boomer generation has reported higher rates of substance use than any preceding generation.
BBC News – World
Shenzhen-Hong Kong trading scheme kicks off
Cross-border share trading between Shenzhen and Hong Kong gets underway after a one-year delay.
CNET News.com
The fluid that protects your brain could send astronauts blind – CNET
Research has identified a new cause behind vision problems experienced by astronauts.
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How to fight fake news, one tweet at a time
Fake news has been getting a lot of attention lately, particularly after the U.S. election, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg planning to crack down on misinformation across the social network, and others claiming it to be a scapegoat for Trump’s victory. Whether or not it deserves this heightened attention,…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
This showroom in China looks like a piece of paper floating on water
This showroom and management office in China resembles a piece of paper floating on water. FMD Architects designed the building as an addition to a large industrial office park in Minhang District, Shanghai, and combined exposed concrete, wood and steel to give it an industrial feel. The building…
Gear Patrol
The Best Side-by-Sides to Take On the Desert
With a pack of side-by-sides we headed to the Valley of Fire in southern Nevada, to subject them to a trial by fire, in the valley named for it. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Saving Lives on Everest, Using a Reality TV Show
Jeff Evans, the face of Everest Air, is working with Sherpas in order to make Earth’s tallest mountain safer for climbers and locals alike. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
The 16 Best Rental Cars to Reserve This Holiday Season
Rental cars can be a self-inflicted hell. They can also be an extended joyride in the car of your dreams. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
GP100: The 11 Best Sports Products of the Year
Our picks for the finest products launched in 2016. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
3 Coats to Keep You Warm This Winter
From the mild, sunny days to the deep freezes, Aether’s coats have you covered all winter. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
The Best Smartphones of 2016
The iPhone 7, Pixel and Galaxy S7 Edge are just a few of the great smartphones to choose from. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Designer
Great-looking, well-made essentials for people with a passion for good design. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: December 5, 2016
How to win a winter workout kit from Iffley road and save on The Lord of the Rings trilogy and a Thule bike rack. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: December 5, 2016
A cold weather cycling jersey, an entry-level mirrorless camera, a premium leather dopp kit and much more. …Read More »
TechCrunch
Red carpet roundup: Silicon Valley goes Hollywood for 2017 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony
 Covering a red carpet isn’t usually a skill in the repertoire of tech journalists, but it’s also not every day that you get to see Vin Diesel and Kevin Durant on the same stage as Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan and Sergey Brin. If the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is nerd prom, the Breakthrough…
TechSpot
Older Phones That Are Still Great Buys
It’s almost always better to purchase a last-generation flagship over a current-gen mid-range device. Last-gen flagships routinely pack better hardware, superior cameras, better performance, and more software features. You won’t be getting the freshest hardware, however you’ll be surprised at the value…
VentureBeat
How Google Assistant helped me learn basic German on a European vacation
Traveling in Austria the past two weeks was a lesson in adjusting to customs, and I don’t mean the kind that greet you at the border. As an American who has rarely traveled abroad (one trip to Iceland, a few jaunts over to Mexico and Canada), I didn’t quite realize how much German I would need to know….
Physics News
Solar device desalinates water efficiently
Next Big Future
Italy votes against reform and Prime minister, so will face banking crisis and signs the EU will eventually breakup
Italian Prime Minister Renzi was the only premier left in Europe with a vision for the EU’s future.Italy wakes up on Monday to the threat of a banking crisis, political turmoil, and a group of anti-establishment populists banging on the doors of government. Eurozone beware and EU be warned. Italy is…
Next Big Future
Japan will hold World Go Championship where top Go players from Japan, China and South Korea will compete against artificial intelligence
The Nihon Ki-in (Japan Go Association) announced on Nov. 29 that it will hold the “World Go Championship” in March next year in which top Go players from Japan, China and South Korea will compete against artificial intelligence (AI) software.The first-prize winner will receive 30 million yen. From Japan,…
Brain Pickings
Joan Didion on Learning Not to Mistake Self-Righteousness for Morality
“When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something … but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is when we join the fashionable madmen.” “To be a moral human being is to pay, be obliged to pay, certain kinds of attention,” Susan Sontag wrote in…
ArchDaily
Wigglyhouse / ifdesign
© Andrea Martiradonna Architects: ifdesign Location: 22100 Como, Province of Como, Italy Lead Architects : Franco Tagliabue Volontè, Ida Origgi Area: 150.0 m2 Project Year:…
BBC News – World
Oakland fire: 33 confirmed dead as search continues
The number of people confirmed dead in a warehouse fire in California rises to 33.
BBC News – World
Trump attacks China in Twitter outburst
US President-elect Donald Trump tweets criticism of China’s monetary and South China Sea policies.
Brain Pickings
Preaching to the Chickens: How Civil Rights Legend John Lewis’s Humble Childhood Incubated His Heroic Life
The unlikely pen that furnished a revolutionary talent for words that move and mobilize mind, body, and spirit. Civil rights icon and nonviolent resistance leader John Lewis (b. February 21, 1940) is rightly celebrated as a true “healer of the heart of democracy.” He is also a testament to how the…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
The tale of the 1907 Curtis V8, the only motorcycle ever to hold the outright land speed record
Trains held the land speed record until 1907 when Glen Curtis built and rode the above V8 motorcycle to a land speed record of 136 mph. Within a decade he would become the Henry Ford of the aerospace industry, but his motorcycle record of 1907 was not bested until 1930. It was the only motorcycle…
BBC News – World
Pakistan hotel fire: Eleven killed at Karachi’s Regent Plaza
Blaze at the Regent Plaza hotel in Karachi kills at least 11 and injures more than 70 people.
Physics News
How to empty the ketchup bottle every time
FOR anyone (and that is almost everyone) who has shaken and thumped a bottle of ketchup to squeeze the last dollop out of it, or flattened and then rolled up a tube of toothpaste to eject one …
Mashable
Amazon brings Launchpad to India
For its latest trick in India, Amazon aims to help startups in the country sell, market, and deliver their products and gain more visibility. Amazon announced Monday it is bringing its global startup program Launchpad to India. The India Launchpad portal is live with products from over 400 startups,…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
TOP 10 vehicle concepts of 2016
continuing our annual review of the TOP stories of 2016, we look back at the 10 vehicle concepts which grabbed our attention over the past 12 months. The post TOP 10 vehicle concepts of 2016 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Big Think
Alien Lifeforms Could Exist in the Clouds of Brown Dwarfs, Cold “Failed” Stars
Scientists propose an unexpected location for extraterrestrial life. Read More
Brain Pickings
Legendary Physicist David Bohm on the Paradox of Communication, the Crucial Difference Between Discussion and Dialogue, and What Is Keeping Us from Listening to One Another
“If we are to live in harmony with ourselves and with nature, we need to be able to communicate freely in a creative movement in which no one permanently holds to or otherwise defends his own ideas.” “Words,” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in her abiding meditation on the magic of real human communication,…
BBC News – World
The hipster and rock chick hijabis
Along with making a religious statement, the hijab is now central to fashion in the Muslim world.
EETimes:
Microgrid Shares the Power in NYC
Off-the-shelf hardware and blockchain-enabled virtualization is enabling a distributed energy system, the Brooklyn Microgrid, that faces policy hurdles.
Reason.com Full Feed
Brickbat: A Good Walk Wasted
Just three months after the Rio Olympics ended, the $19 million golf course built for the games is rarely used, and the company responsible for its upkeep has not been paid by the government for two months. Few Brazilians golf, but organizers of the games said building the course could help make the…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Rare weasel species makes a comeback in Washington state
The elusive weasel-like mammal poked its head out of the wooden crate, glanced around and quickly darted into the thick forest of Mount Rainier National Park—returning to a landscape where it had been missing for seven decades.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
UK Winter 2015/2016 floods: One of the century’s most extreme and severe flood episodes
A new scientific review of the winter floods of 2015/2016 confirms that the event was one of the most extreme and severe hydrological events of the last century.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Novel genetic tools for bioassessment of European aquatic ecosystems, COST grant proposal
Often referred to as “the blue planet”, the majority of the Earth consists of aquatic ecosystems. Human land-use change, over-exploitation and pollution have severely impacted aquatic ecosystems over the past decades.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Cars without drivers scoot around Nissan plant, towing cars
Nissan Motor Co. is testing self-driving cars at one of its plants in Japan that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading on transport ships.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
US authorities to re-route controversial North Dakota pipeline
The US Army Corps of Engineers nixed plans for a controversial oil pipeline crossing in North Dakota, a major victory for Native Americans and environmentalists who had staged months of protests.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Sea Shepherd ships leave to battle Japanese whaling fleet
Two ships have left Australia bound for the freezing Southern Ocean to confront the Japanese whaling fleet in an annual high-seas battle, environmental activist group Sea Shepherd said Monday.
Vat19
Fart Duel, The Grossery Gang, & Golden Gummy Challenge | A.T. #115
This video was sponsored by Moose Toys. Check out the Grossery Gang cartoons: https://www.youtube.com/c/grosserygang Grossery Gang toys are available at all major retailers:https://goo.gl/KwiI13 ******************* This week’s Box of Punishment was inspired by the Burn Or Bliss Spicy Chocolate video…
Cool Tools
Cool Tools 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Mark’s Picks
This month and next month, we are presenting a series of gift suggestions selected from the pages of Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities (which itself makes a great gift), and from the website. This week: Mark’s picks. I have used a Kik-Step rolling stool ($56) for at least 15 years. Its design…
Well Spent.
This Week’s Sale Quick Picks
Todd Snyder + Champion Reverse Weave Sweatshirt $148.00 $89.00 at East Dane Rag & Bone Standard Issue Fit 2 Chinos $210.00 $105.00 at Rag & Bone Gerald & Stewart by Fidelity Wool Tailored Coat $379.00 $227.00 at East Dane Allen Edmonds Normandy Boots $350.00 $300.00 at Allen Edmonds Howlin’…
SlashGear
BLU to use Google’s updater instead of Chinese “spyware”
2016 may be remembered as being unkind to smartphone makers, be it because of slumping, or at least plateauing, sales, or distinct problems and scandals that rocked even mainstream news. Miami-based BLU Products would have had a normal year if not for the one last minute issue that gripped its business….
Engadget RSS Feed
The best Christmas movies on Amazon UK Prime Video
Not so long ago, the festive film choice on TV at Christmas involved a toss up between Mary Poppins and One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing. Now, Amazon Prime has a small but varied selection of festive hits on offer on-demand. Here are the films we thin…
Popular Mechanics
Gymnast robot does Kovács like a pro
Almost 40 years after Hungarian gymnast, Péter Kovács iconic performance, a gymnast robot has been developed that replicates Kovács’ moves perfectly. The post Gymnast robot does Kovács like a pro appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Popular Mechanics
Optical illusions: Your brain sees what it wants to
Believe it or not, but your brain often “sees” things that are either not there or not important enough to spend time processing – called optical illusions. The post Optical illusions: Your brain sees what it wants to appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Digital Trends
BMW wants to have the ‘coolest’ car-sharing service in town
BMW says it has ambitions to create the “coolest” car-sharing service available, one that will ultimately be powered by its self-driving technology. Pushing ahead with its autonomous car project, the German automaker on Friday revealed plans for a new test center in Munich set to open next year, Reuters…
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Breakthrough Prize awards $25 million to science luminaries
In a ceremony dubbed the “Oscars of Science,” the Breakthrough Foundation handed out over $25 million in prizes to physicists, life sciences researchers and mathematicians. Hosted by Morgan Freeman, the event featured Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and…
Latest news
LEO, the world’s first business computer, commemorated with a plaque in London
The world’s first business computer was developed by the Lyons’ tea-shop company, based on the University of Cambridge’s EDSAC. A plaque has now been installed in Hammersmith, west London, where LEO started running in 1951.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
European semi-autonomous car tests to focus on protecting motorbikers
As the automotive world ties itself in knots trying to work out what self-driving cars will do when they encounter a pedestrian, pushbike or runaway pram, one group has been largely neglected. Having received a letter from motorcycle groups concerned about rider safety around cars running semi-autonomous…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
Decorating with Black During the Holidays
Black is classic, understated and elegant. While it may not be the first festive color that comes to mind when you think of the holidays, this deep hue has been getting a lot of camera time in recent months. Food bloggers and stylists are piling on the rich colors, and black flatware is one of many dark…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Large-yield synthesis of 2D antimonene nanocrystals
BBC News – World
Dakota Access pipeline: Companies attack ruling
The White House is accused of political meddling after the US army halts a controversial oil pipeline.
The Verge – All Posts
Dakota Access Pipeline operator lashes out at decision to halt construction
The operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline said this week that it remains committed to completing a section of the project that would run near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, despite the US government’s decision to pursue alternative routes. In a sharply worded statement released early Monday, Energy…
WIRED
Dive Into the Serene, Magical World of the Humpback Whale
Not even Dory got this close. The post Dive Into the Serene, Magical World of the Humpback Whale appeared first on WIRED.
BBC News – World
Bad Aibling train crash: German controller jailed
A German train controller is jailed over a head-on collision which killed 12 people in Bavaria.
TechCrunch
Gett launches Gett Together carpooling service
 Ride hailing provider Gett has a new service it’s launch on Monday – carpooling. The startup is kicking things off with a free service launch specifically for Disrupt London attendees, but the idea is to roll It out broadly, beginning in London and then expanding “across all markets” according to Gett…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Syrian forces take new district to control two-thirds of east Aleppo
Syria’s army and allied forces seized a new neighbourhood from rebels in east Aleppo overnight, a monitor said Monday, and now hold around two-thirds of the former rebel bastion.
Acquire
Hedon offers up a new helmet for the style-conscious rider
A perfect example of understated luxury.Photo: HedonFor the gentleman rider, we present to you one of the finest helmet options available today, the Hedon Heroine. Devoid of any obvious branding or graphics, the Heroine is quiet and stylish with two options: the Classic with snap-on visor or the Racer…
TechCrunch
Darktrace co-founder discusses the future of cybersecurity
 One of the co-founders of the tight-lipped cybersecurity firm Darktrace peeled back some of the secrecy around the company today at TechCrunch Disrupt London, describing how investor Mike Lynch brokered a meeting between Cambridge mathematicians and spies at the British intelligence agency GCHQ to found…
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You can win prizes just for using Android Pay in the UK
Google is getting into the festive spirit by offering users the chance to win rewards every time they use the company’s payment service to buy something between now and the end of the year. Android Pay launched in the UK in May of this year. Since then it has rapidly increased in popularity with people…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Trans-Siberian Railway cabins stick their necks out
Russia’s famous Trans-Siberian Railway is the world’s longest railway line at 9,289 km (5,771 miles), linking Moscow to the Russian Far East and serving as a gateway to China, Mongolia, and North Korea. Those making the journey will soon have the option of taking a pitstop in some odd-looking…
Engadget RSS Feed
The Morning After: Monday, December 5, 2016
Yay, it’s Monday morning! As we wonder where the heck we packed our touchscreen-friendly gloves, last weekend was brought to you by Virgin’s new spaceship, NFL deciding to go easy on GIFs and a whole bunch of new PlayStation games we didn’t even kno…
PCWorld
How to reinstall Windows 10 without any bloatware
Patrick Scott bought some laptops for his kids, but they were so slow the kids stopped using them. This is a common issue with bloatware-laden consumer laptops, sadly. He performed a “factory reset,” with the hopes of reinstalling the OS without all the crap that was preinstalled. To his horror he…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
China appeals to US to stop disrupting acquisitions
China urged Washington on Monday to stop disrupting its foreign corporate acquisitions after President Barack Obama blocked the purchase of a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment as a security risk.
Computerworld
IDG Contributor Network: Court clears up some in-app purchase uncertainty
The Federal Trade Commission has long maintained that minors, who can’t agree to a legal contract, can’t be forced to pay for in-app purchases they make. But there are ambiguities within that policy. Do merchants overstep when they make it difficult to get reimbursed for such unauthorized purchases?…
TechCrunch
European VCs are going to make flying cars a reality
 Despite a large funding gap at the later stage, the state of technology investment in Europe is strong, according to Skype’s billionaire founder and the founder of the global venture capital firm Atomico, Niklas Zennstrom. Read More
Motherboard RSS Feed
Here’s What the European Space Agency Agreed to Pay for in the Next Three Years
Every two to three years, the European Space Agency hosts a ministerial council which is essentially a glorified budget meeting. High ranking delegates from each of the agency’s 22 member states come together for two days to determine the trajectory of the next three years at ESA based on how much each…
TechCrunch
DeepMind’s Mustafa Suleyman says general AI is still a long way off
 Mustafa Suleyman, the Co-Founder & Head of Applied AI, which Google acquired in 2014, took the stage at our Disrupt London event today to talk to our Special Projects Editor Jordan Crook about his company, its relationship with Google, and the future of AI. The goal of DeepMind, Suleyman said, is…
BBC News – World
Oakland fire: Criminal investigation opens into deadly blaze
A criminal inquiry opens into a fire that killed at least 36 people at a warehouse party in California.
The Next Web
This Slack app is the most frictionless way to talk to team members
Even though I spend most of my time tapping away on a keyboard, sometimes it’s just easier to talk. Like a lot of tech companies, we use Slack at TNW for practically all inter-office communication. And when the popular service added voice calling, it quickly became my favorite way to keep in touch with…
TechSpot
Uber can now monitor customers before and after a ride takes place
If you’re concerned about companies becoming ever more intrusive, then you may want to check your device settings after downloading the latest Uber app. As promised in its user privacy statement last year, the ride-hailing firm’s new Location Information feature can track users before a ride starts and…
9to5Mac
UK police have a new tactic to circumvent strong iPhone encryption: steal the unlocked phone out of the criminal’s hand
Apple’s decision to protect user privacy rather than add security backdoors to cooperate with law enforcement has been a common theme of 2016. The company has pointedly refused to weaken its stance on strong encryption and privacy for all Apple users; the most notable being the San Bernardino Apple/FBI…
SlashGear
Russian investigation into Soyuz loss focusing on third stage engine
Russian officials were well into the investigation late last week into what happened to cause the loss of the Progress cargo spacecraft that was supposed to be heading to the ISS. The unmanned cargo ship burned up in the atmosphere above the Tuva region of Siberia shortly after launch. As of Friday no…
Digital Trends
Tech is upending the ways we write, speak, and even think
When you look back a decade, it’s easy to feel that little has changed. Sure, you had a different job back then, there were other shows on TV, and no one had described your shoes as “on fleek” just yet, but what’s different, really? Yet when asked to think about the year 2006, most people today would…
Well Spent.
Buck Mason Military Overshirts
These new Military Overshirts from Buck Mason are made in Los Angeles out of super dense, and super durable, 4-ply cotton sateen, and, like a great pair of jeans, they’ll only get better with age. So while we’re all getting fat, bald, and bitter, these shirts will be developing a beautiful patina, form-fit,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers characterize Ssb chaperone protein for the first time
For 20 years, researchers have tried to find out why the chaperone Ssb is the only member of the widespread Hsp70-chaperone family that is able to bind directly to the ribosome. This question has now been answered at the University of Konstanz. The researchers identified two regions within the Ssb chaperone…
PCWorld
Support open-source projects this giving season
The holiday season is a time to panic and have eggnog-fueled meltdowns relax with family, give gifts, and eat far too many carbs. It’s also traditionally been a time when charities see big bumps in donations. Giving even has its own day, “Giving Tuesday” to follow the weekend bounded by Black Friday…
Computerworld
5 disruptive technologies to track in 2017
Digital transformation is sparking change on many fronts, which means IT professionals have a lot to tackle as they head into 2017. As part of this march toward IT-driven reinvention, tech leaders are keeping watch on several emerging technologies that they believe will be catalysts for long-term innovation.To…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Award-Winning Graphene Battery Could Revolutionize Electric Vehicles
A student engineer from the University of Sussex has won a national car industry award for designing a new battery that could revolutionise electric vehicles. Josh de Wit, a second-year mechanical…
How-To Geek
Geek Trivia: The Most Naturally Radioactive Food Is?
The Most Naturally Radioactive Food Is? Lima Beans Bananas Brazil Nuts CarrotsThink you know the answer?
How-To Geek
What Are the FOUND.000 Folder and FILE0000.CHK File in Windows?
On some volumes, you may see a new folder called FOUND.000 with a file in it using the .CHK extension. Here’s where those come from, and what they’re for.Click Here to Continue Reading
Architizer
Building Knowledge: 8 New Education Projects Transforming LA
Design transforms education. Whether through simple detailing or radical programming, designers and architects dramatically shape how we learn. As technology engenders new teaching methods, designers are creating spaces to rethink sharing and discovery. From virtual storytelling to adaptive and…
Scientific American Content: Global
Trump’s First 100 Days: Science Education and Schools
The new administration will champion controversial school choice policy and potentially undermine the teaching of evolution and climate change — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
SlashGear
Galaxy Note 7 users will get no additional compensation says Samsung
Galaxy Note 7 owners who are hoping for some additional compensation thanks to having to return their phablets twice will be disappointed. Samsung has stated that there will be no more compensation for the users other than what has already been offered. The statement on no further compensation comes…
FiveThirtyEight
Why Trump’s Carrier Deal Isn’t The Way To Save U.S. Jobs
This is In Real Terms, a regular column analyzing the latest economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments.The U.S. gained 178,000 jobs in November. But the only ones anyone seemed to be talking about last week were the roughly 1,000 jobs in Indiana…
TechCrunch
WorldRemit’s Ismail Ahmed thinks mobile money accounts are the future
 WorldRemit founder and CEO Ismail Ahmed took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about his company and his views on the future of remittances. While you might be more familiar with companies like Western Union, MasterCard and TransferWise, WorldRemit has become an essential service when it…
Macworld
10 absurd gifts for the Apple fan you’re not sure you like
Absurd gifts for Apple fansImage by VioNetBuying a straightforward tech gift for your friends or family members is easy. There are a slew of affordable fitness trackers, laptop bags, and all the other gadgets and accessories your iPhone-addicted loved ones could ask for.To read this article in full or…
PCWorld
8 apps to help you take the stress out of holiday travel
Here are some apps and services that can reduce some of the misery that accompanies keeping track of all those details.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Robotic store greeter assists customers
In January 2015, Fraunhofer IPA presented a prototype of the “Care-O-bot 4” service robot. The charming helper is now proving its worth in the real world. “Paul” the robot has been greeting customer in Saturn-Markt Ingolstadt since the end of October 2016 and directing them towards their desired products.
Macworld
How to create custom greeting cards in Photos for Mac
Photos for Mac makes it ridiculously fun to create custom greeting cards and yearly newsletters. As you may expect from any Apple product, the cards you create in Photos are extremely high quality and thus perfect for any occasion. Cards can be folded or flat—if you’ve got extra dough, you can opt…
Lifehacker
Six Endangered Words, a Real-Life Fortress of Solitude, and How Much Homework Kids Get Around the World
This week, we’re checking out some endangered English words, a real-life Fortress of Solitude-like crystal cave, how much homework kids get around the globe, and more. Welcome to Lifehacker’s Monday Brain Buffet, a series where we round up interesting, informative, and thought-provoking podcasts, interviews,…
Scientific American Content: Global
Wind and Solar Are Better Together
Building turbines and photovoltaics at the same location can reduce grid and battery costs and level out power supply  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
ArchDaily
7 Challenges That Prevent Architectural Originality, and How To Overcome Them
© Ariana Zilliacus. Original work using images by <a href=’http://www.archdaily.com/448774/heydar-aliyev-center-zaha-hadid-architects’>Iwan Baan</a>, <a href=’http://snohetta.com/project/42-norwegian-national-opera-and-ballet’>Jens Passoth</a>, <a href=’http://www.archdaily.com/384289/serpentine-pavilion-sou-fujimoto’>Daniel&#8230;
WIRED
How One Composer Turns Science Into Serious Drama
Scientific topics, like love triangles or bank heists, are all about drama, emotions, and humans—and that’s what chords and chromatics are all about. The post How One Composer Turns Science Into Serious Drama appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Say Hello to WIRED’s Stunning Photo Site
More photos. More stories. One incredible new display. The post Say Hello to WIRED’s Stunning Photo Site appeared first on WIRED.
VentureBeat
Portugal looks to its fledgling tech ecosystem to reboot a struggling economy after its first Web Summit
The meet-up at Unbabel’s office on a chilly Lisbon evening looked like a million other meet-ups at startup offices around the world. Hoodie-wearing programmers munching on chips and drinking free beer. White boards filled with coding hieroglyphics. An assortment of random conversations sprinkled around…
VentureBeat
3 tactical strategies to turn real-time mobile insights into action
SPONSORED: Presented by Emarsys Earlier this year, Gartner reported that global sales of smartphones increased 3.9 percent YOY, and represented 78 percent of total mobile phone sales in the first quarter of 2016. Considering that level of growth, it is inevitable that mobile marketing strategies and…
TechCrunch
European VCs say Brexit is already impacting where new founders base their startups
 This afternoon, at TechCrunch Disrupt London, Frederic Court of Felix Capital, Sonali De Rycker of Accel and Reshma Sohoni of Seedcamp didn’t mince words when it comes to whether Brexit will have an impact on the U.K.-based startup industry. They said they expect that it will, and that sucks. Sohoni…
Phys.org: Physics News
More than 100,000 people challenge Einstein in a unique worldwide quantum physics experiment
On November 30th, for the first time, participants around the world took part in a unique worldwide experiment with the aim of testing the laws of quantum physics.
Phys.org: Physics News
Quantum dots offer new platform for fingertip terahertz devices
Scientists from Russia and the U.K. have developed an antenna that can aid in reducing sources of terahertz radiation down to the size of a fingertip. The antenna is a “sandwich” of semiconductor layers combined with quantum dots. The scientists demonstrated that such antennas provide a foundation for…
Scientific American Content: Global
Stalagmites Point to Caves’ Shaky History
Researchers can crack open stalagmites to uncover ancient earthquakes and changes in cave climate. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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BBC News – World
China care home rewards visits to elderly parents
Elderly care home offers vouchers if people visit their parents regularly.
TechCrunch
CENTURY dives deep to track student performance and help teachers build custom curriculum
 When Priya Lakhani went to pick up her daughter from school one day, she asked her teacher how her daughter was doing. It was when she was walking home with her daughter that same day that she realized she wouldn’t always be able to have those types of opportunities to engage with teachers. That prompted…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Measuring an aviation system’s safety performance
PhD candidate and Safety Manager at NATO’s Airlift Management Programme, Ilias Panagopoulos, has collaborated with Professor Chris Atkin and Dr Ivan Sikora, senior academics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics at City, University of London, for his doctoral research in aviation…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Materials made of self-spinning particles
Matter is either gas, liquid or solid based on how its molecules respond to temperature and pressure. But what if the building blocks are self-spinning particles instead of ordinary molecules? Theoretical physicists found out what determines the phase of those artificial materials. The research has been…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New tool helps consumers measure their emerging contaminant footprint
Consumers who want to calculate and reduce their use of products containing chemicals that can contaminate water supplies now have a tool to assist them, thanks to a Penn State researcher and her students.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Racial divides decline but still exist in urban America
Blacks and Hispanics are significantly more likely than whites and Asians to live in high-poverty neighborhoods in the United States—neighborhoods that are often characterized by poor schools, limited social services and high crime rates, according to Penn State research.
Techbargains.com
Tekton 0.5in Drive Click Torque Wrench $25.99
Tekton 0.5in Drive Click Torque Wrench $25.99
Computerworld
Russia claims it foiled a cyber attack from a foreign spy service
The Russian government claims to have foiled a “large-scale” cyber attack from foreign intelligence services meant to destabilize the country’s financial system. The government’s Federal Security Service made the statement on Friday without blaming a specific country, but said the attack was meant…
Reason.com Full Feed
Should the Federal Courts Apply the Civil Rights Act to Gay People? New at Reason
On gay rights, America has come a great distance in a short time. Remember the days, not so long ago, that gays stayed in the closet, sodomy was a crime, same-sex marriage was banned and people could be fired from their jobs because of their sexual orientation? Actually, you don’t have to try to remember…
TechCrunch
InsideDNA looks deep into your DNA to determine the best drugs to cure what ails you
 Using a computational platform and your DNA, bioinformatics startup InsideDNA aims to determine the right drug interaction for your body. The startup began three years ago as a cloud-based platform for genomics analysis called InsideDNA Research, which brought optimized storage and reproducible research…
TechCrunch
Find free stopover vacations with AirWander flight search
 Flying to London? You could spend three days in Amsterdam on the way for free or cheap. That’s the promise of AirWander, a new flight search engine for the adventurous. AirWander finds you inexpensive stopovers — essentially multi-day layovers when you can explore a connecting city between other flights….
Lifehacker
Build an Ultralight Backpack from IKEA Plastic Tote Bags
Those $2 IKEA plastic bags at the checkout are near indestructible, and great for just about anything, especially if it’s heavy or otherwise awkward, but we never thought we’d see a full backpack made from them. Well, SanDiegoMitch bought three, hacked them up, and built this super-light carry-all with…
PCWorld
Excel Date & Time functions tutorial: EDATE, YEARFRAC, EOMONTH, NETWORKDAYS.INTL
The Excel Date & Time functions I’m covering here—EDATE, YEARFRAC, EOMONTH, and NETWORKDAYS.INTL—are four of the many used for counting days. For each function listed below, I’ll define it first, then show the function’s arguments, which are the values that functions use to perform calculations….
BBC News – World
Shinzo Abe to be first Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor
He will be the first Japanese PM to visit the site when he attends a service with President Obama.
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NASA Wants You to Design and Build a 3D-Printable Mars Habitat
The dream of establishing human settlements on Mars has been building momentum for decades, buoyed on by science fiction visionaries and active robotic exploration of the Red Planet. With powerful figures like SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and president Barack Obama throwing in their support for the ultimate…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
16 Smart Ideas to Improve Your Coffee Moments
Coffee is nectar. To hold, smell, sip and savour a warm cup of coffee on a cold winter’s day is to find a modicum of happiness in the smallest of things. Coffee is a liberating revolution and a revelation. The independent boon in coffee supply and demand, in sourcing and roasting, in cupping and tasting…
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Delta 10in 15A Portable Table Saw w/ Folding Stand $199
Delta 10in 15A Portable Table Saw w/ Folding Stand $199
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This Holiday Season, Spend on Doing Rather Than Having
Research shows that paying for experiences instead of material possessions will give you greater and more enduring satisfaction — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Computerworld
10 most useful Slack bots
We experimented and tinkered with numerous bots that are available for Slack, the cloud messaging service meant mainly for business. (You can still use Slack for non-work reasons, particularly under the service’s free option.) Here are 10 that could be most helpful working alongside your Slack team.To…
Mashable
Touching things in VR with your real hands is a total game changer
The first thing you instinctively want to do after strapping on a VR headset and diving into a virtual world is to reach out and touch what you see. Unfortunately, this is not a reality on today’s most popular VR headsets. Well, official support isn’t. Instead, VR headsets either rely on traditional…
SlashGear
Make your home smarter – 8 of the best smart home devices in 2016
Homes are getting smarter, little by little. Despite recent troubling reports of how the so-called Internet of Things are ticking security time bombs. Those software issues, however, are more likely to get fixed, hopefully sooner rather than later, rather than the dozens of smart home appliances and…
ArchDaily
The Economic and Social Power of Walkable Cities
New York, USA. Image © Flickr User: Jeffrey Zeldman. Licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Over the last few years, the way Americans move around has changed remarkably, especially among young people. Previously the automobile was people’s preferred, if not the only, option. Now they are choosing to walk,…
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PangeaBed Mattress Review
PangeaBed Mattress Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site It seems like with every month that goes by in 2016 (only one more to go, thank goodness), a new startup you’ve never heard of before is offering a bed-in-a-box system that promises to “revolutionize the way you sleep” from now until…
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Climate change could explain Mars’ imposing topography
Mars has lots of water, but future astronauts won’t exactly be able to scoop it into bottles — it’s generally trapped in ice deposits below the surface. Scientists from Penn State think climate change lasting millions of years once warmed it enough to let the water flow free on the surface, however….
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Researcher charts advances in marine mammal genetic sequencing
Answers to evolutionary and ecological mysteries about marine mammal species may be closer at hand, thanks to advances in genetic sequencing techniques for so-called nonmodel organisms.
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Diabetes missing link discovered
New Zealand researchers have uncovered a new mechanism that controls the release of the hormone insulin in the body, providing hope for those with a genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes.
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Student tests HoloLens for NASA, gets closer look at Mars surface
Every day, Rachel Kronyak walks around the surface of the planet Mars, examining a rock or getting a closer look at a butte framing the horizon.
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Local wisdom key to Pacific sustainable development
A researcher with a 30-year interest in Pacific education and development lived on a remote raised coral atoll to explore the case for more indigenous knowledge and culture in education.
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Decades of attempts show how hard it is to land on Mars – here’s how we plan to succeed in 2021
Europe has been trying to land on Mars since 2003, but none of the attempts have gone exactly according to plan. A couple of months ago, the ExoMars Schiaparelli landing demonstrator crashed onto the planet’s surface, losing contact with its mothership. However, the mission was partially successful,…
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The promise of greener power generation
The characterization of compounds produced in combustion could lead to cleaner, more efficient power stations.
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Development of a rapid method to knockout genes in Arabidopsis thaliana
Plant biologists at ITbM, Nagoya University have developed a genome editing method to knockout target genes in a model plant with high efficiency. The team reports a new CRISPR/Cas9 vector for the model plant that can strongly induce inheritable mutations. This method is expected to become a powerful…
TechCrunch
Foodstantly is transforming how people shop for food in Nigeria
 Operating a service delivering food to both consumers and hotel chains and restaurants, Foodstantly is hoping to make the process of shopping for food more transparent and safer for all Nigerians (and ultimately across Africa). Read More
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ALMA measures size of seeds of planets
Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), have for the first time, achieved a precise size measurement of small dust particles around a young star through radio-wave polarization. ALMA’s high sensitivity for detecting polarized radio waves made possible this important…
Architizer
Glamir™ Collection & Architectural Mirrors
Bendheim introduces its Glamir™ architectural glass collection, providing design professionals several original mirror colors to brilliantly enhance the look and feel of interior spaces. These rare mirrors create a sense of openness, seemingly expanding spaces as they improve the quality and…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
How to 3D-print on the nanoscale
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Giving friction the slip with diamond-like carbon films
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Italy Rejects Constitutional Reform Referendum—A Victory for Democracy, or Russia, or Who Knows What
Voters in Italy rejected a referendum on constitutional reforms advanced by the government of Matteo Renzi, on whose rule the referendum became a referendum, and who announced his resignation in the wake of the results. Various Italian governments in the last decades have pushed the issue of constitutional…
Man of Many
2016 Christmas Gift Guide – The Music Lover
While music might be the closest thing human beings have to a universal language, there are those among us who appreciate it on a higher level, relishing its ability to do everything from alter our moods to make our bodies move. If you have a friend or relative or significant other who lives for the…
TechCrunch
PhenixP2P helps developers add real-time video to their apps
 When you are watching the live video stream of a football game or any major event online, chances are that the stream usually isn’t really as “live” as you’d like it to be. Instead, it’s often a minute or more behind what’s happening in the real world because all of the tech that’s needed to transmit…
New Scientist – Online news
Weeping rock mystery down to microbe builders and 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
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Leap Motion hand-tracking comes to smartphones
Leap Motion is bringing the controller-free virtual reality it has established in the PC space to smartphones with a new mobile hand-tracking platform.   The San Francisco based startup has announced a new mobile version of its hand embedded sensor as well as a new version of its Orion software.The new…
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Got a Visa card? Then you need to read this
New research has shown that your Visa card (credit or debit) can be cracked frighteningly easily in around six seconds flat via a method which simply involves guessing the correct details, and exploits two main weaknesses in the card’s payment security system.Security experts at Newcastle University…
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This app shows you where it’s legal to fly your drone in the UK
Aside from learning its controls, one of the most fiddly aspects of owning a drone is knowing where it’s legal to fly it. Fortunately, a new app from the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) has been created to help guide drone flyers. When you’re driving or walking you can generally rely on ‘keep off…
Physics News
Novel catalysts improve path to more sustainable plastics production
The second most-produced organic chemical in the world, propene is a key component of plastics found in consumer goods such as electronics, clothing and food packaging.
Physics News
Catalyst that flexibly molds the chirality of reaction products
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich chemist Oliver Trapp has designed and synthesized a catalyst which flexibly molds the handedness of the reaction products with which it interacts.
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Android Pay helps Brits keep track of their Tube spending
It might have been late to the party, but Google is determined to make Android Pay the de facto payment solution for non-iPhone users in the UK. An update going out “this week” will add some deeper integrations with Transport for London (TfL), includ…
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2016’s Supposed ‘Photo of the Year’ Is a Big Fat Fake
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water … it totally was.Read more…
BBC News – World
Uzbekistan elects a new president
Uzbekistan has elected a new president. Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev won with a landslide victory.
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Voltage control method brings large-scale quantum computers within reach
Large-scale, practical quantum computers always seem to be just around the corner, with small research steps edging them tantalizingly closer. Now a large leap towards their practical realization. Scientists at the University of Sussex claim to have produced a method to use voltage control…
TechCrunch
Fears and questions over Brexit’s impact on talent
 While UK tech founders continue to try to second guess what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ actually means for the future of immigration and access to talent, the UK’s digital minister, Matt Hancock, has confirmed it will not mean a clone of the Australian points-based immigration system – despite politicians…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Lucid Motors to build electric vehicle plant in Arizona
California-based electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors just announced plans to construct an assembly plant in Arizona that the company expects will turn out 50,000 to 60,000 electric luxury sedans when operations begin at the end of 2018.
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ESA will participate with ISS through 2024
The 22 member states that participate in the European Space Agency (ESA) met for two days recently in Switzerland and came to the decision to continue ESA participation in the International Space Station (ISS). The ESA member states voted to extend participation in the ISS through 2024. The decision…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers advise on NICE air pollution guidance
Work by academics at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) could go on to help shape measures to improve air quality across the UK.
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Researchers Study Electron Pair Mimicry for Nanotechnology Applications
Control plays a significant role in nanotechnology. Control over the distances between nanoparticles and also the arrangements can allow customized interaction strengths in order to harness…
Lifehacker
The 2016 Guide to Holiday Shipping Makes Sure Your Gifts Arrive On Time
With the holidays fast approaching, you’ll need to ship your packages soon if you want your gifts to arrive on time. This guide to UPS, FedEx, and USPS ship dates helps make sure your packages make it home for the holidays.The graphic below from ShipStation is similar to the ones we share every year….
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Georgetown Universitys LEED Gold living room will make you wish you were a student
The 45,000-square-foot Healey Family Student Center is a renovation and expansion of the former New South Residence Hall into a living room for undergraduates. The interior spaces are carved out of interior and exterior stone edifices in a nod to the university’s official cheer “Hoya Saxa,” a phrase…
9to5Mac
Apple improving iCloud.com Photos app with sidebar and scrubber to match native Mac Photos app
Apple is readying some upgrades to its iCloud Photos web app found on iCloud.com, first noted by MacMagazine. The Photos web app allows users to access their iCloud Photo Library through a web browser, across Mac and Windows computers. However, it is somewhat rudimentary in its current state … but…
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Embedding Isn’t Copyright Infringement, Says Italian Court
The appeal court of Rome has overturned one of the 152 website blocks another court imposed last month, and ruled that embedding does not constitute a copyright infringement. From an ArsTechnica report: The order against the Italian site Kisstube is annulled, but the other websites remain blocked. Kisstube…
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20 Years in the Making: A New Approach to a Vaccine against HIV
Investigators hope that a three-part protein that mimics a key part of HIV particularly well could lead to a long-awaited vaccine — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Gadget Flow
Automatic Pro Car Diagnostic Adapter
Make your car feel like an extension of yourself with the Automatic Pro Car Diagnostic Adapter. Working with most cars manufactured since 1996, this precise system taps into your car’s computer to display and decode something like an engine light turning on. Additionally, the Automatic Pro Adapter is…
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Sony FDR-X3000 4k Action Cam
Start filming all the action like you’re a pro with the Sony FDR-X3000 4K Action Cam. Armed with powerful high-resolution 4K capability and Balanced Optical SteadyShot, all of your images and videos are captured in pristine focus every time. Inside the FDR-X3000 Action Cam is an Exmor R CMOS sensor with…
The Gadget Flow
Karma Grip By GoPro
Karma Grip is designed to work comfortably with your GoPro and take your photography experience to new heights altogether. Whether you’re hiking, biking or chasing your kids through life, this handheld grip will make sure you get to capture stabilized footage anywhere on the go. It keeps your shot steady,…
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Crissaegrim NES30 PRO Controller by 8Bitdo
Introducing the Crissaegrim NES30 PRO by 8Bitdo, the first full buttons portable game controller in the world. With its very own built-in smart CPU and upgradeable firmware, this controller is future-proof and designed to be used with any upcoming game. Built on the classically retro NES design, your…
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The Vamp Stereo + Speaker
Hear your music like never before with the Vamp Stereo + Speaker. Featuring sustainable and recycled materials, this speaker system is as kind to the environment as it is to your ears. The Vamp Stereo is a bright green compact device that can connect to your device and to any two speakers over Bluetooth…
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Blu Dot Punk Lamp
Bored of the same old lamp and lampshade combinations in your home? Spice things up instantly with the Blu Dot Punk Lamp. Available in charcoal or white, this lamp is made with powder-coated steel for a refined yet modern aesthetic. At the top of the Punk Lamp is a hint of solid walnut which functions…
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VR One Backpack PC by MSI
Enjoy your realities on the go with the VR One Backpack PC by MSI. Equipped with a powerful Intel Core i7 processor as well as a NVIDIA extreme level GTX 1070 graphics card, you can experience virtual reality on the go anywhere you go. Because the VR One Backpack remains wireless, you can explore more…
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Beddit 3 Sleep Tracker
You can now track your sleep effortlessly without wearing anything extra by using the Beddit 3 Sleep Tracker. This is not like any other wearable activity tracker. It’s more like a smart living gadget for your bedroom. It’s invisible, unnoticeable and automatic – everything you would expect from a normal…
Gizmodo
The Best Apps for Sharing Photos Privately
For a lot of us, the 0nly reason you even snap a photo in the first place is so you can share it with family and friends. The problem is, most of the time you don’t want to blast all of your friends on Facebook or Twitter with pictures from your kid’s birthday party. This can make sharing personal photos…
Lifehacker
Join Lets You Control Your Phone From Your Desktop With Voice Commands
Android/Chrome: When you’re at your desk, you don’t want to constantly fiddle with your phone. Join helps you control your phone without picking it up, and now you can even use voice commands to do so.Join, from the developer of most of your favorite Tasker plugins, is a Chrome extension and Android…
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New dwarf satellite galaxy of Messier 83 found
(Phys.org)—Astronomers have found a new dwarf satellite of Messier 83 (M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy) located some 85,000 light years from its host. This satellite galaxy was designated dw1335-29 and could be an irregular or a transition dwarf. The findings were presented in a paper…
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Rotary molecular motor controls self-assembly and handedness of double-stranded helicates
(Phys.org)—A group of researchers from the University of Groningin in the Netherlands have developed a way to change the handedness of a double-stranded metal helicate by photo and thermal stimulation by attaching bipyridine subunits to a unidirectional molecular rotary motor. Their work appears in Nature…
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Plume’s pint-sized Wi-Fi pods are now available
Plume is announcing today that its Adaptive WiFi system is now available for purchase, following pre-orders earlier this summer. Plume is a mesh-based home Wi-Fi system that uses compact “pods” to provide coverage in every room of your home. The system is managed by a backend system that monitors the…
Macworld
Aukey 30000mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0 review: Can fully charge a sleeping MacBook
The Aukey 30000mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0 PB-T11 ($58 MSRP; $45 on Amazon) is the first very high-capacity battery with the right mix of size, weight, and features for laptop recharging. It’s only drawback is that it can’t recharge a Mac laptop unless it’s sleeping, because it lacks support…
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DNA + nanoparticles = self-assembled ‘diamond’
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
X-ray spectroscopy reveals details of capacity fading in Li-ion batteries
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Why friction properties of graphene depend on the number of layers
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Lining up nanocomposite films for new high-density memory devices
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Perimeter Particle Physicist Awarded New Horizons Prize
Asimina Arvanitaki will share the New Horizons in Physics Prize from the Breakthrough Foundation – a $100,000 award that recognizes exceptionally promising young researchers.
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Self-driving Leaf makes an unusual factory tow car
Driverless vehicle systems are used in factories the world over, but traditional setups require the installation of special railings or magnetic guides. A fleet of self-driving electric cars don’t need any such help to navigate Nissan’s Oppama plant, where they tow fully-built cars around the…
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Winix WAC9500 Ultimate Pet True HEPA 5-Stage Air Cleaner $160.99
Winix WAC9500 Ultimate Pet True HEPA 5-Stage Air Cleaner $160.99
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Behind the scenes of a 30-player video game theater
ESC Game Theater takes experimental gaming to a New Jersey mall It’s been three rounds, and the inmates of Pixel Prison Blues are having a rough time. My anthropomorphic owl prisoner has gotten locked into a cell block, pacing from side to side as I swipe the touchscreen controller in my hands. I’m supposed…
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This is how HP wants to make its printers more secure
HP has announced an overhauled Secure Managed Print Services (MPS) solution which the company claims represents a new standard in bolstering the security of networked printers against cyber-attacks.Broadly, the redesigned scheme includes a raft of professional services such as ‘print security implementation’,…
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You can now use your child’s phone addiction to make them smarter
Do you find your child’s addiction to their phone or tablet is standing in the way of their education? Here’s a simple trick to help you fool them into learning while they play.Play My Way is an app parents can install on their kid’s phone or tablet that will encourage them to learn while still using…
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Phone Bed
Seemingly halfway to being a gag, Thrive Global’s Phone Bed is real — and actually looks pretty inviting, at least if you’re the size of a phone or tablet. The bed includes a dual-sided microfiber and satin blanket that cleans screens, two slots for tablets or e-readers, and enough room on top for a…
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This 3D Periodic Table Lamp Is One Hell Of A Conversation Piece
Just look at this gorgeous periodic table lamp! So colorful. So sciency. It’s even up to date! Instructables user makendo notes: “This instructable documents my efforts to reimagine a 3D periodic table of the elements, using modern making methods. It’s based on the structure of a chiral nanotube,…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
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…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scientists identify unique genomic features in testicular cancer
Researchers have identified unique genomic changes that may be integral to testicular cancer development and explain why the great majority are highly curable with chemotherapy – unlike most solid tumors.
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Shoulder replacements skyrocketing in the United States
The number of shoulder replacement surgeries has skyrocketed across the United States as technology improves and aging Baby Boomers seek to relieve pain and restore function to arthritic shoulders.
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Disabling critical ‘node’ revs up attack when cancer immunotherapies fall short
An existing drug known as a JAK inhibitor may help patients who don’t respond to the so-called checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy drugs overcome that resistance, suggests a new preclinical study. Importantly, the results demonstrate that shutting down the interferon pathway, shown here to be critical…
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New algorithm could explain human face recognition
Researchers 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.
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Modifying a live virus in a vaccine to be just strong enough
By genetically tweaking the constituent live virus, scientists have created a vaccine against influenza in which the virus is capable of activating the immune system but cannot replicate in healthy cells — an approach that may become more widely used for generating live virus vaccines adapted to other…
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Possible new target for treating and preventing Alzheimer’s
Researchers have compared prevalence of aquaporin-4 in the brains of those who had Alzheimer’s to those who didn’t have the disease, and report that they may have found a new target for treating and preventing the disease.
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We like what experts like — and what is expensive
Scientists have observed the influence of social and financial contextual information on the pleasures of art. The focus was on the question whether the purchase price, the prestige of a gallery or the socioeconomic status and educational status of other persons have an influence on the personal taste.
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How do children hear anger?
Even if they don’t understand the words, infants react to the way their mother speaks and the emotions conveyed through speech. What exactly they react to and how has yet to be fully deciphered, but could have significant impact on a child’s development. Researchers in acoustics and psychology teamed…
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Rare childhood disease linked to major cancer gene
An important molecular link between a rare childhood genetic disease and a major cancer gene has been uncovered by scientists. The discovery could lead to improved treatment outcomes for some cancer patients, they say.
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Saturated fat could be good for you, study suggests
A new diet intervention study raises questions regarding the validity of a diet hypothesis that has dominated for more than half a century: that dietary fat and particularly saturated fat is unhealthy for most people.
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Alpha blockers more effective for large kidney stones
For the two-thirds of kidney stone patients who need more than just extra hydration to pass their stones, physicians are eager to find non-surgical ways to help. Now, a new review of the medical literature suggests alpha blockers may be useful in some cases.
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Researchers uncover more genetic links to brain cancer cell growth
Two recently discovered genetic differences between brain cancer cells and normal tissue cells — an altered gene and a snippet of noncoding genetic material — could offer clues to tumor behavior and potential new targets for therapy, scientists report.
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Turning off asthma attacks
Working with human immune cells in the laboratory, researchers report they have identified a critical cellular “off” switch for the inflammatory immune response that contributes to lung-constricting asthma attacks. The switch, they say, is composed of regulatory proteins that control an immune signaling…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Short-term sleep deprivation affects heart function
Too little sleep takes a toll on your heart, according to a new study.
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New evidence on the formation of the solar system
Scientists are using new computer models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system.
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Psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults
New findings showed associations between psychological well-being and physical activity in adults ages 50 and older.
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Construction of practical quantum computers radically simplified
Scientists have invented a ground-breaking new method that puts the construction of large-scale quantum computers within reach of current technology.
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New method improves stability, extends shelf life of protein drugs
A novel route for non-covalent protein modification has now been tested, and results reveal a new way to improve the stability of common protein drugs and extend shelf-life.
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Tablet-based tool helps epilepsy patients learn self-management skills
Epilepsy patients who want to learn how to manage their own unique symptoms can now get individualized information via tablet computer through a new research project.
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Preventing Zika from blood transfusions
As the Zika epidemic spreads to the United States, the potential for contracting the disease via blood transfusion has emerged as a serious concern. The problem of transfusion-related Zika virus transmission—and recommended strategies to reduce that risk—are outlined in a new article.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Electronically picking your brain — for market research
A researcher wants to scrap the traditional electronic and paper survey approaches to gathering marketing and information systems data in favor of scanning your brainwaves.
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Relationships between chemicals found on comets
A new study has revealed similarities and relationships between certain types of chemicals found on 30 different comets, which vary widely in their overall composition compared to one another. The research is part of ongoing investigations into these primordial bodies, which contain material largely…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Highly efficient genome engineering in flowering plants
Plant biologists have developed a genome editing method to knockout target genes in a model plant with high efficiency. The team reports a new CRISPR/Cas9 vector for the model plant that can strongly induce inheritable mutations. This method is expected to become a powerful molecular tool for genome…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Role of molecular modification in determining physical activity levels revealed
Researchers show modification of a gene product results in greater physical activity and reduced body weight in mice, thus boosting understanding of how physical activity is regulated at the cellular level in the nervous system.
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Flying Camera Smartphone Cover
Capture amazing aerial shots almost anywhere using this flying camera smartphone cover. The patented phone cover houses an easily detachable compact flying camera within that you can easily control with just one hand using the included app. Check it out $189.61
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Star Wars Sleeping Bags
Suit up as your favorite intergalactic hero by getting into one of these Star Wars sleeping bags. Available in either a Darth Vader, Chewbacca, X-Wing Pilot, and Stormtrooper design, they feature no-hassle hand openings and removable booties. Check it out $109.00
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Contoured Sleeping Mask
Improve the quality of your naps and nightly sleep by placing this contoured sleeping mask over your tired eyes. This mask is made from a lightweight material that’s soft to the touch features an ergonomic design that minimizes pressure over your eyes. Check it out $12.90
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Floating Swan Ladle
Add some flair to your next dinner party by serving your soup course using this floating swan ladle. Available in either a black or white model, each ladle is designed to be perfectly balanced so that it floats upright when placed over a large pot of soup. Check it out $17.00
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Reflective Iridescent Spectrum Shoes
Turn heads as you run past your competition in these reflective iridescent spectrum shoes. These rubber-soled running shoes feature an innovative new reflective material that transforms into a striking colorful pattern under direct sunlight or a camera flash. Check it out $119.95
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This Architect Has Recreated 30 Real World Coasters in ‘Planet Coaster’
People love roller coasters. Billions of us ride them every year, and die-hard fans organize online to share travel tips and plan vacations just to cross more coasters off their list. Planet Coaster, a new roller coaster and theme-park management sim, is tapping into that passion. Many of the more-than…
TechCrunch
LiftIgniter wants to rid the web of garbage link recommendations
 LiftIgniter is a startup that wants to banish content recommendation engines like Outbrain and Taboola, which serve up low-grade, garbage links on websites to keep users engaged, from the internet. Read More
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Scientists confirm twisty fusion device’s odd magnetic fields
Now that the first large version of a extraordinarily complex, cruller-shaped stellarator fusion device is up and running, there’s an overriding question: is it behaving the way scientists expected? Thankfully, the answer is yes. Researchers have confirmed that Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X stellarator is…
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Gaza girls subvert Israeli blockade with building bricks made from rubble
Two engineering graduates from the Islamic University of Gaza have defied all stereotypes with their design of an affordable new building block made from the rubble of war, and they’re about to scale operations for mass production. Subverting a crippling Israeli blockade that turns importing construction…
Gizmodo
Explosion at Philadelphia Power Station Unleashes the Foam
An explosion at a power substation in Philadelphia left 2,700 people without power and set off the station’s fire suppression systems. Then, an impressive quantity of foam spewed out and eventually spilled over into an street below. Read more…
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Microsoft’s real problem with mobile isn’t (just) devices
The future of secure, modern Windows apps needs to go beyond Surface.
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Brazil sees worst quarterly PC sales of 2016
Market segment reaches a new low due to changes in consumer demand, says IDC
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Microsoft researchers predict the search box will disappear by 2027
Most of us can’t wait for 2016 to end, and researchers at Microsoft are giving us good reason to think ahead. The company polled 17 women working in its research organization about the technology advances they expect to see in 2017, as well as a decade later in 2027. The researchers’ predictions touch…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Coaxial nanotubes used to improve performance of lithium-sulfur batteries
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the University of Texas has found that using coaxial nanotubes can improve the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries (Li-S). In their paper published in the journal Nano Letters, the team describes how they used Polypyrrole-MnO2 coaxial nanotubes to overcome obstacles…
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Manchester researchers map out the city’s diverse language landscape
A team of researchers from The University of Manchester has embarked on a project to map multilingual signs around the city, in an effort to raise awareness of its language diversity.
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Colliding galaxy clusters
Galaxy clusters contain a few to thousands of galaxies and are the largest bound structures in the universe. Most galaxies are members of a cluster. Our Milky Way, for example, is a member of the “Local Group,” a set of about fifty galaxies whose other large member is the Andromeda galaxy. The closest…
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Bandicoot and bilby review finds gaps in current knowledge
The evolutionary history of a group of native Australasian marsupials that look like a cross between a rabbit and a rat require further research to fill in knowledge gaps, a review by Perth academics suggests.
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South Africa’s water sector—a case study in state capture
A lot of what is being presented as radical economic transformation initiatives in South Africa is simply state capture by a corrupt elite. The water sector provides a lens through which this issue can be viewed in a very practical way. The consequences will be dire if the situation is not addressed.
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What is the weather like on Venus?
Venus is often called Earth’s “Sister Planet” because of all the things they have in common. They are comparable in size, have similar compositions, and both orbit within the Sun’s habitable zone. But beyond that, there are some notable differences that makes Venus a molten hellhole, and about the last…
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World’s first gas sensor to apply a new principle for graphene use
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the world’s first successful development of an exquisitely sensitive gas sensor based on a new principle that takes advantage of graphene, a material in which carbon atoms are arranged in a sheet one atom thick. This development paves the way for compact instruments…
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In-memory de-duplication technology to accelerate response for large-scale storage
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of a high-speed in-memory data deduplication technology for all-flash arrays, which are large-scale, high-speed storage systems and use multiple flash devices such as solid-state drives. This technology enables the production of storage systems with…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Plant scientists propose new classification system for european vegetation
Experts have presented a new classification system for vegetation in Europe that aims to standardize classifications across the continent and aid the European Union Nature Information System, which brings together data for nature resource management and conservation, land planning, education, and environmental…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Baby robots help humans understand infant development
To understand the world, human beings fabricate and experiment. To understand ourselves and how we come to be the way we are, researchers are currently building baby robots with mechanisms that model aspects of the infant brain and body. Such robots will help investigators explore the complexity of development…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The world doesn’t realise how much we need CO2 storage
The world will not be able to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement without technology capable of capturing, transporting and storing CO2.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The filter bubble isn’t just Facebook’s fault—it’s yours
Following the shock results of Brexit and the Trump victory, a lot of attention has focused on the role that Facebook might have played in creating online political ghettos in which false news can easily spread. Facebook now has serious political influence thanks to its development from a social networking…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How can we measure the ‘interdisciplinarity’ of research?
A report by Digital Science published today, raises questions important to the production of better indicators of research activity.
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Plug in for renewable energy
A new study shows a huge US market for plug and play solar energy, with billions of dollars in retail sales and energy savings. So what’s holding up widespread use?
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mummified remains identified as Egyptian Queen Nefertari
A team of international archaeologists believe a pair of mummified legs on display in an Italian museum may belong to Egyptian Queen Nefertari – the favourite wife of the pharaoh Ramses II.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The case for co-decaying dark matter
(Phys.org)—There isn’t as much dark matter around today as there used to be. According to one of the most popular models of dark matter, the universe contained much more dark matter early on when the temperature was hotter. As the universe cooled, the dark matter annihilated away, at least up until a…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
It’s been a turbulent start, but Juno is now delivering spectacular insights into Jupiter
There was much excitement when the Juno spacecraft successfully arrived at Jupiter in July, after a five-year journey through the solar system. A perfect engine firing placed the solar-powered spacecraft into just the right orbit around the gas giant, with the promise of great discoveries to come.
Physics News
Coaxial nanotubes used to improve performance of lithium-sulfur batteries
Slashdot
Opera Developer Comes With Address Bar Speculative Prerenderer Feature
Earlier this month, Opera announced a new interesting feature with Opera 43 developer that predicts the website you’re about to go to. The company explains: There are two ways we can predict what page the user will soon load. When the current page tells us so, and when we can determine from the users…
TechCrunch
Iris is an AI to help science R&D
 Most startups have a pitch. The team behind Iris AI has two: right now they’ve created an AI-powered science assistant that functions like a search tool, helping researchers track down relevant journal papers without having to know the right keywords for their search. But in future their big vision…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
App Store Gains New Section for Single Sign-on Apps From Supported TV Providers
Ahead of the official launch of Single Sign-on on tvOS 10.1 and iOS 10.2 later this month, Apple has added a new App Store section with apps that support the feature for beta testers. The apps are categorized by supported TV providers, including DirecTV, Dish, Sling TV, Hotwire, and GVTC. If you are…
BBC News – World
Bob Dylan writes speech for Nobel ceremony
Musician Bob Dylan has written a speech to be delivered at the Nobel Prize ceremony later this week.
Mashable
‘I saw my fear’: How psychedelic therapy is making a comeback
After learning in 2010 that she had Stage 1 ovarian cancer, Dinah Bazer felt optimistic. Her doctors had just removed the grapefruit-sized tumor bulging from her belly and started her on a course of chemotherapy.    “I thought, when the chemo is over, we’ll celebrate,” Bazer, who is now 69, recalled….
PCWorld
Amazon Takes $80 off Fire Tablet and Tap When Bought Together, Today Only – Deal Alert
Today only, if you bundle together Amazon’s Fire Tablet and Tap, you’ll save $80 on the two. The bundle includes the Fire Tablet with 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, and 16 GB of storage, and Amazon Tap, the Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker. With the Fire tablet from Amazon you can enjoy millions of movies,…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Virgin Galactic returns to flight with its VSS Unity spacecraft
Virgin Galactic It has been a long road back from a fatal 2014 accident for Virgin Galactic, the splashy spaceship company founded by Sir Richard Branson to bring the masses into space. After its VSS Enterprise crashed…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Futuristic Urban Droneport could act as a hub for drone deliveries
Companies from Amazon to Facebook have bet on drones as the delivery vehicles of the future, but there isn’t much infrastructure to support vast quantities of drones zooming throughout the sky. Enter architect Saúl Ajuria Fernández, who designed Urban Droneport as part of his master’s degree in architecture…
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iPhone battery issues: what the problem is, and how to solve it
It’s now clear there are problems with some iPhone 6S batteries, with users reporting that their handsets are shutting down without warning.Apple has acknowledged the problem, and has now also offered an explanation and a fix.Or at least it has for some iPhone 6S handsets, but users are reporting that…
Cool Material
Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard
Microsoft’s latest Surface accessory is a brand new version of something that’s going to look quite familiar to a lot of you: the ergonomic keyboard. The Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard has the same split style design that you’ve probably used before, but this iteration also has a split keyboard…
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Google and Elon Musk open their AI platforms to researchers
Artificial intelligence got a big push today as both Google and OpenAI announced plans to open-source their deep learning code. Elon Musk’s OpenAI released Universe, a software platform that “lets us train a single [AI] agent on any task a human can complete with a computer.” At the same time, Google…
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Smart headphones with voice recognition could help you miss fewer conversations
Companies have been gunning to make the best pair of wireless earbuds for a few years now, and now some of them have moved on to trying to become the smartest. Doppler Labs is working on earbuds that augment the sounds of the world around you, while Apple is clearly hoping to bring Siri to your ear with…
Mashable
Here are the books longlisted for the 2017 PEN Literary Awards
Looking for a book suggestion? PEN America’s got you covered. Starting this week PEN America is kicking off its literary award season by announcing the longlist for the 2017 PEN Literary Awards. SEE ALSO: Listen here: 10 great podcasts for book lovers Each year PEN uses its Literary Awards program…
Design Milk
8 Sneakers That Feel as Good as They Look
It’s definitely getting chillier with every passing day, which means we’re wearing bulkier and weather-proof footwear when required. But that doesn’t mean we’re sleeping on more comfortable kicks – our daily wear – like these 8 current favorites, each picked for their stylish profiles and…
FiveThirtyEight
The Supreme Court Tackles The Political Riddle Of Race-Based Gerrymandering
Every 10 years, after the census is complete, legislators in statehouses across the country embark on a time-honored tradition: remapping the boundaries of their states’ voting districts, usually to the benefit of the people doing the remapping. Gerrymandering, the practice of painstakingly engineering…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.19 percent less bandwidthNetflix has started letting users download shows and movies to view offline — which somehow uses less bandwidth than regular streaming. Part of this is how Netflix moves files around; the…
The Awesomer
Win: Old Spice Holiday Gift Pack
EnterEnter to win this great prize pack from Old Spice: Hardest Working antiperspirant, Dirt Destroyer body wash, and Pure Sport Re-Fresh body spray, as well as Old Spice pomade, paste, and putty, an Old Spice Towel, and a $50 StubHub gift card. (Value $100, Ends 12/12/16). More Awesome Stuff: Old…
Digital Trends
Mercedes-Benz turns the indestructible G into a pickup for the Australian bush
Mercedes-Benz will introduce a body-on-frame pickup truck named X-Class next year. For those who can’t wait that long, the company’s Australian division has just launched a cab-chassis variant of the indestructible G-Class that can be fitted with a pickup bed. The model is called G300 CDI, and all it…
Digital Trends
Plume Adaptive Wi-Fi review
It’s no surprise that wireless technology keeps moving forward in terms of sheer performance. Today’s fastest routers are engineered to support ever-increasing numbers of connected devices. It’s no longer the case that you worry about making sure your notebook can connect to the internet at a couple…
The Next Web
Easily create and edit documents with PDFpenPro 8 for Mac (50% off)
PDFs are one of the most prevalent document types online, but creating and editing them is a big pain. Luckily, there’s PDFpenPro, which lets you handle the biggest problem most PDF users inevitably face. Right now, you can get it get it for only $62 (usually $124.95) from TNW Deals. PDFpenPro makes…
GearCulture
I Ride I Recycle Penny Nickel Skateboard
Another love-in between these firms has produced yet more magic, the I Ride I Recycle Penny Nickel Skateboard is crafted from 100% recycled plastic pellets draped in some dapper ocean-inspired graphics. Slightly more plastic underfoot makes for more balance and comfort, riding on black powder coated…
Gear Patrol
One Remote to Rule Them All
No more flipping between apps; just point and click. …Read More »
Cool Hunting
Presenting CH Omakase 2016: Never-seen-before, limited edition, and collaboratively designed gifts to share or keep
In June 2016 we announced our inaugural CH Omakase (a Japanese word meaning “expert’s choice”) holiday gift assortment promising a group of exclusive collaborations and early access to new products—each box curated for its recipient. We didn’t name…… Continue…
Lifehacker
Relax Before Bedtime with This 20-Minute Yoga Routine
Yoga as a bedtime routine can help you relax, fall asleep quicker, and get more rest so you wake feeling refreshed. If you don’t have a routine that works, try this 20-minute practice designed to help you wind down after a long day.Read more…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Triggerfish needed to grow reefs, new research finds
A study of complex coral reef ecosystems in the western Indian Ocean found that one species of fish—the orange-lined triggerfish—may play a significant role in maintaining a reef’s ability to thrive and grow, according to investigations by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Seismically active Katmandu region in store for larger earthquake
An earthquake much more powerful and damaging than last year’s 7.8 magnitude quake could rock Katmandu and the Himalayan Frontal Fault, an international team of seismic experts has concluded. The unsettling news comes after field research and analysis in the year following the 2015 Gorkha earthquake,…
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Tomorrow! Live Webstream w Katherine Mangu-Ward, Matt Welch, Nick Gillespie!
We’re nearing the end of our annual webathon, during which we ask readers of Reason.com to support our efforts to produce increasingly influential, principled libertarian journalism to poltiics, culture, and ideas. Our audience continues to grow in leaps and bounds, with 45,000 print subscribers and…
Computerworld
Apple doesn’t just want to control your car
The problem with so many reports on Apple’s widely publicized letter to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is that they have been so distracted by the letter’s focus on cars, they miss the bigger picture.You see, while the letter confirms the company is “excited about the potential”…
Newswise: SciNews
UF/IFAS Citizen Scientists Find Microplastics Have Big Presence in Coastal Waters
A little over a year ago, McGuire began the Florida Microplastic Awareness Project, a citizen science project that has trained volunteers throughout Florida to gather data about microplastics in coastal waters. So far, volunteers have collected and analyzed 770 water samples at 256 locations. These citizen…
Newswise: SciNews
Drones Could Be Key Piece of Future Thunderstorm Prediction Process
A Texas Tech researcher is part of a team that will use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to measure factors that lead to storm development.
VentureBeat
Tech billionaires award $25 million in Breakthrough prizes to top scientists
A constellation of tech billionaires, A-list celebrities, and preeminent scientists convened at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley for an Oscars-style ceremony celebrating the biggest achievements in science on Sunday evening. In its fifth year, the Breakthrough Prizes in life sciences, fundamental…
VentureBeat
HP made a bot that lets you print directly from Slack conversations
EXCLUSIVE: HP has made a Slack bot that lets you print documents directly inside Slack. Currently, there isn’t really an easy way to print a document within Slack. Instead, documents that are shared must be opened in a separate app or web browser. Of course, you can just use a keyboard shortcut or…
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Celldance Video Selections Offer Artful Look At the Secret Lives of Cells
Today, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), the organization will premiere three new videos created by ASCB member labs with the theme of “Tell Your Own Cell Story.” This is a yearly thing, in which Celldance Studios, aka the ASCB’s public information arm, awards small…
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The Big Business of Making a Cannabis Surveillance State
Walk into any licensed cannabis grow op in Colorado and one of the first things you’ll notice are the barcodes.Every plant has a brightly colored tag—blue for recreational and yellow for medicinal—zip-tied to its stalk or planted in its soil, and each tag bears a bar code and a Radio Frequency ID (RFID)…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Leonardo DiCaprio gave Ivanka Trump a DVD of his climate change documentary
In a gracious attempt to help America’s next first family get a firm grip on the reality of climate change, actor/activist Leonardo DiCaprio gifted Ivanka Trump a DVD copy of his recently released environmental documentary, “Before the Flood.” The future first daughter is primed to be a strong inside…
How-To Geek
How to Lock Your Google Chrome Profile with a Password
Chrome makes it very easy to switch profiles while in the browser. If other people use your computer and you want to prevent them from accessing your Chrome profile—which contains your bookmarks, history, and possibly even saved passwords—you can lock it with your Google account password.Click Here to…
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Left-leaning Van der Bellen to become Austria’s new president
Independent candidate and former Green Party leader Alexander Van der Bellen – affectionately known as “the professor” among his supporters – won Austria’s presidential election on Sunday over right-wing populist Norbert Hofer.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
New Zealand PM John Key announces shock resignation
Popular New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced his shock resignation Monday, saying it was the right time to go after eight years in the job.
The Awesomer
Nixon Unit SS Gold
Price: $159  | BuyThe goldtone colorway of Nixon’s chunky digital timepiece is our favorite yet. It’s got a red-tinted, backlit LCD screen, and includes time, date, timer, alarm and temperature functions. As a bonus, it’s nearly $100 less than when it first came out. More Awesome Stuff: Timex Weekender…
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Army Corps Denies Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline
Activists are celebrating the decision, but the company building the line said it had no plans for re-routing — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Mobile Magazine
Don’t Get Ripped Off by These So-Called Android Antivirus Apps
If you’re worried about security for your Android phone or tablet, then you need not concern yourself with these Android antivirus apps, well, at least 5 of them anyway.  In reality, Android antivirus apps are now being called “disreputable” and have been appearing more and more on lists of apps that…
Mobile Magazine
Hydrogen Vehicles are Far Better than Electric, But There’s a Big Catch to It
A Utah-based startup car maker is attempting to make waves by revolutionizing the car – and trucking – industry by using hydrogen power.  The Nikola Motor Company recently revealed its new hydrogen-powered truck on Thursday evening, called the Nikola One. The truck mainly runs on hydrogen fuel cells…
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Apple Watch and iPhone Charging Dock
Keep your iPhone and Apple Watch charging in one place with this dock. This is one of few docks that come including a lightning cable (having more of these never hurts!), and with the slot on the front, it can also hold an iPad. Buy it here The post Apple Watch and iPhone Charging Dock appeared first…
Digital Trends
LaFerrari sells for $7M at auction, will benefit Italian earthquake victims
Over the summer, Ferrari announced plans to build one more coupe version of its LaFerrari hybrid supercar, which ended production last year. The car was built for an auction raising money for the victims of an earthquake in central Italy. That car just sold at auction for $7 million, according to Ferrari….
Cool Material
Beckett Simonon’s Nolan Brogue Boots
Handmade in a small factory in Portugal out of full grain Italian calfskin leather, the Nolan Brogue Boots from Beckett Simonon are a piece of everyday luxury. Not only does the timeless style allow the boots to work in both formal and casual settings, but their build, which is highlighted by a high-quality…
Architizer
Game Changer: This New iPad App Allows Users to Make Instant 3D Scans of Any Room
“Contracting the work would cost close to $2,000, while Occipital charges $29 per room for the ‘Scan to CAD’ feature.”
Computerworld
IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft kicks off its 12 days of Christmas deals today
Ho ho ho, Santa Nadella comes bearing gifts for nearly two weeks as Microsoft offers up “12 Days of Deals” on its online and retail stores. Some of these deals are pretty good, while others are a little ambiguous.In a nod to retail traffic, Microsoft is also offering “In-Store Doorbuster Deals” that…
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LG’s Ultrafine 4K Monitor Is A Worthy Heir To Apple’s Thunderbolt Display
2016 was a big year for Apple. Not only did the company remove the headphone jack on their iPhone, remove ports on their MacBook, and come up … Read More
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Two Federal Courts Call BS on Banning Sex Offenders From ‘Child Safety Zones’
A couple of years ago, Brian Valenti, a registered sex offender who lives in Hartford City, Indiana, received a citation for sitting in his brother’s car. The car was parked outside his brother’s house, which happens to be across the street from a school. By sitting in it, Valenti violated a local…
Curbed National
Copenhagen officially has more bikes than cars
Denmark’s $143 million investment in cycling is paying off While the U.S. has built more three-car garages than one-bedroom apartments in the last 20 years, Denmark continues to prioritize biking over driving. Over the last two decades, Copenhagen’s bike traffic has increased by 68 percent. This year,…
Lifehacker
Mint Updates to Include Bills in Your Main Budgeting Account
Mint is your favorite tool for budgeting and now there’s another reason to love it. They’ve updated their web app to include a tab for Mint Bills. Now you can see all of your upcoming bills and even pay them directly from your Mint account.Mint released Mint Bills a while back, but it was an entirely…
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New prediction tool warns ships of blue whale hotspots
The system called WhaleWatch alerts ships so that they can avoid encounters with the endangered animals.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Yet another country to phase out coal, and other good news…
Contrary to what some may tell you, there’s a lot of dramatic progress going on around the world.
The Next Web
Personal attention is scalable
Stand in front of an audience and focus on a group of about 50, to the audience, you’re talking directly to them. Walk up to a group of four people, shake hands and have a quick chat with one, and the whole group feels like they spoke with you. Send a personal email daily to just one of your clients,…
BBC News – World
Businesses offer freebies in Turkish currency campaign
Free meals, haircuts and even tombstones on offer if people convert dollars into lira.
Mashable
Genius inventor plays his heart out on a ‘shotgun guitar’
Shotguns are meant for shooting and guitars are meant for playing, but you’ve never been able to do both at the same time — until now.  Rev. Peyton of Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band did the unthinkable and conceived the idea to combine the two to create a “Guitgun.” It’s exactly what you would think…
Popular Mechanics
Wikipedia, a medical resource missing crucial info
With so many relying on Wikipedia, the medical community must ensure its content is complete and up-to-date. The post Wikipedia, a medical resource missing crucial info appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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people’s architecture office custom designs plugin house for historic beijing hutong
the scheme replaces part of a previously existing dwelling and adds new functions such as a kitchen and bathroom. The post people’s architecture office custom designs plugin house for historic beijing hutong appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
TechSpot
EU warns US tech firms they could face new laws forcing them to remove hate speech faster
The European Union has long been calling on tech companies to do more when it comes to tackling online hate speech. Earlier this year, four of the biggest firms – Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, and Twitter – signed up to a voluntary code of conduct that would see them review and,…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Russian army medic killed by shelling in Syria’s Aleppo
A Russian army medic was killed Monday and two others seriously injured in rebel shelling of a field hospital in Syria’s Aleppo, Russia’s defence ministry said, blaming Western nations who support rebel fighters.
The Awesomer
Liftware Steady & Level
Price: $195  | Buy | LinkPeople with cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s or other disabilities can have issues with stability or the angle of their hands, making it difficult to eat. The Liftware Steady can overcome tremors, while the Liftware Level keeps utensils flat regardless of the user’s hand position….
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Life without a Headphone Jack
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GearCulture
Razor MD Popeye Shave Collection
Have a beard like Bluto? Razor MD Popeye Shave Collection is sure to make light work of it. A range that includes a pre-shave oil, shave cream lather and post shave lotion, it’s crafted using natural ingredients such as wheat germ-, avocado-, castor seed- and of course Olive oils, but, surprisingly,…
Physics News
X-ray spectroscopy reveals details of capacity fading in Li-ion batteries
The improvement of batteries is one of the key factors in increasing the performance of electric vehicles. To this end, Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam’s research priority area …
Physics News
Three new ASCB celldance video awards take you inside living cells
Riding a wave of powerful new imaging technologies, three ASCB member labs will take you inside the world of living cells with the release, December 5, of three short 2016 Celldance videos at …
Digital Trends
Matrix PowerWatch generates an electrical charge entirely from body heat
If there’s one, incontrovertible shortcoming all smartwatches share, it’s a finite battery life. Even the most robust fitness trackers and wearables run out of juice eventually, and few chores are more annoying than unstrapping your watch, finagling it to fit a magnetic charger, and waiting for the darn…
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Design a Custom Drone with New MIT Software
Last week the United Launch Alliance made space fans weak in the knees when it released a website that allows anyone to design custom rockets. While this is a great education tool and window into what it must be like to be Elon Musk, most of us can’t afford to drop $150 million on a missile.But for those…
Lifehacker
What Hiring Managers Are Thinking During Your Salary Negotiation
It’s easy to tell your friends to negotiate when they get a job offer. But when it comes to you? There’s this nagging little voice that says, “Do not do anything that might ruin this.” And while you’d tell your friend to take a deep breath and relax, it’s only natural to react like this when it feels…
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How to make diseases disappear | Rangan Chatterjee | TEDxLiverpool
Can you actually make a disease disappear? Dr Rangan Chatterjee thinks you can. Often referred to as the doctor of the future, Rangan is changing the way that we look at illness and how medicine will be practised in years to come. He highlighted his methods in the groundbreaking BBC TV show, Doctor In…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A new dead zone in the Indian Ocean could impact future marine nutrient balance
Large areas of the global ocean, so called marine “dead zones” contain no oxygen and support microbial processes that remove vast amounts of nitrogen from the global ocean. Nitrogen is a key nutrient for life.
Gizmodo
This Handheld Scanner Was Supposed to Change My Life, But I’ve Never Been More Disappointed In a Gadget
Do you ever want a gadget to be good, and it’s not good? Like it’s bad? That’s the Dacuda Pocketscan, a $95 handheld scanner that looked like my dream tool. Instead, it proved to be a disappointing hunk of plastic that made me wish I lived 30 years in the future.Read more…
WIRED
Obama Has a Plan to Fix Cybersecurity, But Its Success Depends on Trump
Obama’s presidential commission on cybersecurity wants consumer product security ratings and a new generation of government hackers. Will Trump listen? The post Obama Has a Plan to Fix Cybersecurity, But Its Success Depends on Trump appeared first on WIRED.
New Scientist – Online news
Sherlock Holmes shows memories have a common fingerprint
People remember and recount scenes from a TV show using the same patterns of brain activity, suggesting an evolutionary mechanism for acquiring knowledge
PCWorld
Microsoft pauses Windows 10 previews to shift to radical new update system
Microsoft quietly announced on Friday that Insider Preview builds are being put on hold. It’s not clear how long Windows 10 fans will have to go without a new build, but the reason may make the life of an Insider easier in the long run. Insider builds are seeing a brief pause so that Microsoft can…
io9
What Scientists Found Inside This Burmese Python’s Stomach Will Blow Your Mind
After performing an autopsy on a bloated Burmese python, scientists in Florida were shocked to discover the remains of three white-tailed deer.Read more…
Gizmodo
This Giant Car Condom Is the Easiest Way To Keep Your Vehicle Clean
If you avoid trips to the beach because you don’t want your car getting filled with sand, or won’t buy a real Christmas tree because you don’t want to spend weeks cleaning up pine needles, this giant car condom will keep the inside of your vehicle looking as clean and new as the day it rolled off the…
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Huawei’s next battery breakthrough is a graphene-powered gain
A decade since the smartphone revolution kicked into gear, battery life is still the bane of the industry. But Huawei’s latest breakthrough may have moved the goalposts slightly – and it’s all down to graphene.The buzz-building super-material, made of pure carbon in sheets a single atom thick, has been…
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HyperDrive hub lets you connect two monitors to your MacBook Pro
One of the bigger complaints concerning Apple’s new MacBook Pro – particularly the base 13-inch model – is its relative lack of connectivity. A dongle is a potential way round this, of course, and a nifty new offering which claims to be the world’s fastest and most compact Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub has…
CNET News.com
Honda’s CES 2017 stand previews a future of ‘cooperative mobility’ – Roadshow
There will be interactive displays with plenty of car concepts, so make sure to bring your favorite psychoactive substance when seeing the company’s vision of the future.
CNET News.com
Star Wars phones land in Japan to welcome ‘Rogue One’ – CNET
Sharp has crafted two phones, one for each side of the force. The bad news? They’re only for Japan.
Discover Magazine
Tetrapod Triumph! Solving Mystery Of First Land Vertebrates
Let’s talk about Romer’s Gap, not to be confused with the Gap of Rohan (though I would love to talk about that, too, as I am always up for a bit of Tolkien). Romer’s Gap is an intriguing question mark in the fossil record that today loses a little of its mystery. On the far side of the gap, about…
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2016 GIFTS FOR THE GLOBETROTTER
Today?s Gift guide roundup features some great gear for the jetsetter in your life, handy stuff for that loved friend or family member who spends most of their days asleep in airports or hotels. We have gathered some original gift ideas for the globetrotter who already has everything.  Check out…
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NETATMO PRESENCE
Netatmo Presence is a new device that aims to enhance your homes? security and comfort. It?s a high-end camera with a flood light, an infra red feature and motion detector sensors along with its proprietary software that allows you to customize its performance so that it totally fits your needs. The…
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1971 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER
Ebay have listed a one of a kind vehicle, a chance to own this remarkably maintained and incredibly equipped FJ40. Made from 1960 until 1984, the Toyota Land Cruiser 40 series is one of the most sought after and desirable off-road vehicles, and Toyota still offers many replacement parts, available through…
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COMFOUR DJ STAND
“Com.Four” by Hoerboard is the latest addition to their DJ workstation family. This time they have ignored their traditional contemporary style and given the Com.Four a retro twist, combining beautiful mid-century design with functionality and storage space. It offers space for approximately 350 records…
Cool Material
Cobba Shorts are Built For Urban Warriors
Your life is hectic. You bounce from gym to meeting, from coffee shop to bar, and from subway to cab on a regular basis. It’s time for a pair of shorts built for your non-stop lifestyle. Cobba’s shorts are everything you’ve been searching for. For starters, the stretch fabric used in their creation is…
Tools and Toys
PlayableART “Helicone” Kinetic Desk Toy
PlayableART — the same folks behind the colorful, interconnected “Ball” toy we included in our 2016 Christmas Catalog — also make something called the “Helicone”. It’s an interactive kinetic sculpture that, with a quick twist, transforms between helix and pine cone shapes, and it’s suuuper satisfying…
Computerworld
New botnet launching daily massive DDoS attacks
A new monster botnet, which hasn’t been given a name yet, has been spotted in the wild launching massive DDoS attacks.Security experts at CloudFlare said the emerging botnet is not related to Mirai, but it is capable of enormous distributed denial-of-service attacks. If this new botnet is just starting…
Mashable
This mesmerizing sculpture is actually a reimagined chandelier
This hypnotizing chandelier design by ‘Harvey & John’ was inspired by the murmuration of starlings. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Birds, Starling, Sculpture, and Home Decor
Popular Science
Could Underwater Farming Feed the World?
Environment Ocean-bound entrepreneur envisions ecological restoration and economic revival. American entrepreneur Bren Smith says he can feed the world with an area roughly the size of Washington State. And he wouldn’t need one inch of farmland to do it.
Ars Technica
High Dynamic Range, explained: There’s a reason to finally get a new TV
We’re dealing with better tech these days—embrace it. (credit: Tony Young) Ever since the HDTV standard emerged in the mid-’00s, screen producers have struggled to come up with new standards that feel anywhere as impressive. That’s been a tough sell, as no baseline image standard has yet surpassed…
TechCrunch
Infltr lets you filter your photos directly in the iMessage app
 Photo-editing app Infltr is best known for giving Instagram a run for its money with an app that lets you choose from an infinite number of photo filters – well, technically, it’s just over 7 million. The idea is that you can use color combinations to give your photo a unique look, instead of relying…
Cool Material
The 20 Best Books from the Last Decade
Staying with the tomes can be intimidating. There are decades of backlogs people insist you need to read, with hundreds of new books being added every year. Add on the fact that they can get expensive pretty quickly, and it’s easier to just pull out of reading entirely instead of trying to keep up with…
Phys.org: Physics News
Tunneling holds key to high-speed modulation of transistor and laser development
In 2004, electrical engineering pioneers Nick Holonyak, Jr. and Milton Feng at the University of Illinois invented the transistor laser—a three-port device that incorporated quantum-wells in the base and an optical cavity—increasing its capacity to transmit data one hundred-fold. Two recent studies by…
9to5Mac
Hands-on: HyperDrive Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub might be the ultimate MacBook Pro dongle [Video]
The HyperDrive is a compact USB-C hub that adds some much needed port-diversification to the 2016 MacBook Pro. While it may look similar to some already existing USB-C hubs out there, the HyperDrive is Thunderbolt 3-enabled, and supports the new MacBook Pro only, as it connects to two of the machine’s…
Slashdot
Netflix Keeping Bandwidth Usage Low By Encoding Its Video With VP9 and H.264/AVC Codecs
Netflix announced last week that it is getting offline video downloads support. The company has since shared that it is using VP9 video compression codec to ensure that the file sizes don’t weigh a lot. An anonymous reader shares an article on Slashgear (edited): For streaming content, Netflix largely…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Why the flounder is flat
Flatfish are some of the most unusual vertebrate animals on our planet. They start out their life fully symmetrical, like any other fish, but undergo a spectacular metamorphosis where the symmetric larva is transformed into an asymmetric juvenile whose eyes end up on one side of the head.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A handful of photos yields a mouthful of (digital) teeth
A Disney Research team has developed a model-based method of realistically reconstructing teeth for digital actors and for medical applications using just a few, non-invasive photos or a short smartphone video of the mouth.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Interest, skills and belief in own abilities steer youngsters towards STEM jobs
The fact that many young women do not pursue a career in the ‘STEM’ fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics may have its roots in gender stereotypes. These not only magnify uncertainty and doubts in young women about their success, but also influence whether they are actually interested…
TechCrunch
Meet Aiden, your new AI coworker
 Let’s say you want to know where one of your digital marketing campaigns is getting the most traction: Twitter or Facebook. You might need to check several dashboards across your social accounts and Google analytics to compile the data — and even if you conclude that one platform is outperforming the…
Deals
Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals: ASOS Beauty, MAC Holiday Sets, Backcountry, Uniqlo, and More
Extra discounts on MAC Holiday sets and products at Nordstrom, $7 Supima Cotton from Uniqlo, discounted camping gear at Backcountry, and more lead today’s best lifestyle deals.Read more…
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
Sacking of prominent geoscientist rocks community
Researchers criticize University of Copenhagen for firing Hans Thybo on apparently “flimsy” grounds.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21095
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Startup to grow fresh ‘super-local’ food out of recycled shipping containers in Paris
Founded by two sons of farmers, this company wants to grow farm-fresh food — out of shipping containers.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Greek court rules against extradition of three Turkish soldiers over failed coup
A Greek court on Monday rejected the extradition of three military officers demanded by Turkey over their alleged involvement in July’s failed coup, a judicial source said.
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
The best part of Fantastic Beasts is that it’s about science
Enlarge / Newt Scamander with an endangered bird he’s hoping to release back into its native habitat in Arizona. (credit: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) The animals in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are so compelling that it’s easy to ignore the movie’s otherwise mediocre plot….
DudeIWantThat.com
Eight Sleep Tracker & Bed Warmer
Imagine if your mattress–your mattress, the one you currently own and love–could warm you up nice & toasty this winter, tell you exactly how well you’re sleeping each night, wake you up gently every morning, and even start brewing your coffee as soon as your feet hit the floor. If that reverie…
Scientific American Content: Global
Stop Saying Art Will Flourish under Trump
Art created in opposition may be smart, but we shouldn’t see it as a silver lining — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Al Gore: The Road Forward on Climate
As the threat to the planet worsens, Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project present “24 Hours of Reality,” a livestreamed world tour of the climate crisis — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Verge – All Posts
The next generation of LCD displays could go toe-to-toe with OLED screens
Panasonic announced last week that it has developed a new kind of IPS LCD display with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, making it competitive with far more expensive OLED technologies. As HDGuru reports, the new technology offers a massive improvement over most of today’s LCD displays, which tend to have…
Gizmodo
We Finally Know the Immense Weight of Humanity’s Footprint
It should be obvious to everyone at this point that humans are having an enormous impact on the planet. But how much, exactly, does our collective footprint weigh? It may sound odd, but a new scientific paper is offering an answer to that very question: a staggering 30 trillion tons.Read more…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Oculus is breaking every rule, in a bid to make virtual reality better
It’s been a big year for Oculus. After finally launching its consumer headset, the Oculus Rift, back in March, the company is now preparing to launch another piece of consumer hardware, the Oculus Touch controllers. However, while the controllers for the Rift’s main competitor, the HTC Vive, came bundled…
Lifehacker
Today’s Best Deals: String Lights, NBA Apparel, Dropbox Pro, and More
A rare Dropbox Pro deal, Anker string lights, and popular grooming products lead off Monday’s best deals.Read more…
Gear Patrol
Amazon Go Lets Grocery Shoppers Skip the Checkout Line
Does it feel a little like shoplifting? Probably. …Read More »
Scientific American Content: Global
Black-Hole Fireworks Win Big in Multimillion-Dollar Science Prizes
Breakthrough awards announce winners in physics, life sciences and mathematics — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
SlashGear
Apple Watch 2 Runkeeper GPS support is now live
The Apple Watch Series 2 has another app making use of its standalone GPS, with Runkeeper launching a new version of its fitness tracker. The updated app can now not only log performance metrics like heart rate and distance traveled, but store the exact route you took as you jogged, ran, or struggled…
Ars Technica
Sony admits to plotting PlayStation’s HDR launch for three years
Enlarge / Gran Turismo Sport in VR, presented in a custom virtual racing cockpit. (credit: Sam Machkovech) ANAHEIM, Calilfornia—HDR, or high dynamic range, has finally begun rolling out in a major way this year, thanks to compatible hardware, games,…
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Flash Physics: Vibrots tumble and turn, string theorists bag Breakthrough Prize, microwave chip is a first
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
Uncrate
Awair Glow Smart Outlet
For something you use literally all day every day, the air you breathe is as important as anything else you ingest. The Awair Glow Smart Outlet lets you keep tabs…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Digital Trends
Google Allo is now available in Hindi for users in one of its fastest-growing markets
We’ve already been pretty impressed by Google’s artificially intelligent assistant, housed in the Allo messaging app, and now the tool is giving us more reason still to sing its praises. On Monday, Google announced that both the Google Assistant and Smart Reply in Google Allo are now available in Hindi…
Computerworld
Chrome bug triggered website errors with Symantec SSL certificates
If you’ve encountered errors over the past month when trying to access HTTPS-enabled websites on your computer or Android phone, it might have been due to a bug in Chrome.The bug affected the validation for some SSL certificates issued by Symantec, one of the world’s largest certificate authorities,…
GearCulture
Jaguar I-Pace Concept
Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle is an animal and one that promises to be rolling off the production line in just two years. You’ll reach 60mph in just four seconds in the Jaguar I-Pace Concept, its combined motors good for 400hp and up to 220 miles of range off of a full charge.
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The best Christmas lights
By Doug Mahoney This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer’s guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. After spending over…
The Awesomer
Deal: SKEYE Nano Drone 2
Price: $99  | Buy | LinkThe latest edition of this palm-sized drone has a built-in FPV camera, letting you watch and record video of your flight streamed to the companion app on your smartphone. It’s easy to fly, and goes anywhere. Save $30 in The Awesomer Shop. More Awesome Stuff: Staaker…
Fast Company
Three In Four Workers Say They Still Go To Work When They’re Sick
It’s not just icky, it’s a health hazard. But many employees still don’t get paid sick days, leaving them few options. It’s not just icky, it’s a health hazard. But many employees still don’t get paid sick days, leaving them few options.The odds of you getting sick this year fall…
Design Milk
Low Energy Lighting with Adjustable Wooden Shades
With a nod to minimalist Nordic design, Danish studio PEDERJESSEN created the Ray collection of low energy lighting inspired by the phrase ‘Ray of Light’. Each of the fixtures, which were designed for Mater, features a FSC-certifed oak wood shade held inside an outer steel shell with the help…
Techbargains.com
HP ProBook 430 G3 Intel Core i3-6100U 13.3″ Laptop (8GB/128GB) $349
HP ProBook 430 G3 Intel Core i3-6100U 13.3″ Laptop (8GB/128GB) $349
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Husky 22in Cantilever Plastic Organizer with Metal Latches $18.97
Husky 22in Cantilever Plastic Organizer with Metal Latches $18.97
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers uncover possible source of genetic error causing multiple diseases
Tufts University researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the occurrence of a genetic error that causes over a dozen neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, including Huntington’s disease, myotonic dystrophy and forms of spinocerebellar ataxia.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Gene editing yields tomatoes that flower and ripen weeks earlier
Using a simple and powerful genetic method to tweak genes native to two popular varieties of tomato plants, a team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has devised a rapid method to make them flower and produce ripe fruit more than 2 weeks faster than commercial breeders are currently able to do.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Ribosome recycling as a drug target
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have elucidated a mechanism that recycles bacterial ribosomes stalled on messenger RNAs that lack termination codons. The protein involved provides a potential target for future antibiotics.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Availability of human food shortens and disrupts bears’ hibernation
With winter approaching, bears all over the world are getting ready to hibernate. New research suggests that not all bears will spend entire winter in their dens, however, especially where baiting and other kinds of bear feeding is performed for hunting purposes and diversion from human settlements.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Guppies: Study sorts the maths whizzes from the dunces
Some guppies have a better sense of maths than others. It allows some to find the biggest shoal possible in which to be protected against predators, while others are better at choosing fruitful foraging ground. This is according to research conducted by Tyrone Lucon-Xiccato and Marco Dadda of the University…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Rapid validation for genome assemblies? Introducing KAT: K-mer Analysis Toolkit
Genome assembly projects are costly in both time and money; where identifying problems with your data post-assembly can be a real setback. With the K-mer Analysis Toolkit (KAT), researchers can access and confirm their results at every stage.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study examines the impact of climate change on freshwater species
How might climate change affect the distribution of freshwater species living in rivers, ponds, and lakes? Investigators examined the capacity of species to shift their distributions in response to climate change using modeled projections of 527 freshwater species in New South Wales, Australia.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Extreme downpours could increase fivefold across parts of the US
At century’s end, the number of summertime storms that produce extreme downpours could increase by more than 400 percent across parts of the United States—including sections of the Gulf Coast, Atlantic Coast, and the Southwest—according to a new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Wise plant analysis
Here’s a reason not to peel tomatoes: A new method of plant analysis, developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science, has identified healthful antioxidants in tomato skins. In fact, as reported recently in Nature Communications, the new method reveals that biologically active plant substances typically…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Lufthansa, GE invest in aircraft engine plant in Poland
Lufthansa and General Electric will jointly invest some 250 million euros ($270 million) in Poland to build a plant that will service aircraft engines starting in 2018, authorities said Monday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
TSA could save money by waiving PreCheck fees for frequent travelers, study finds
There is an easy way to reduce lines at the airport, increase security and save the Transportation Security Administration money, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers: waive the $85 fee for frequent fliers to enroll in the TSA PreCheck program, which allows pre-screened, verified…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Open source planning tool for the energy turnaround: platform for electric power grids
How much electricity flows through the grid? When and where? Where are the bottlenecks? What happens when wind turbines and solar cells feed in additional energy? The answer to these questions are essential for the global energy turnaround. However, for a valid planning, one first needs a solid understanding…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Age of world’s worshipers could shape global issues
The relative portion of older adherents to the world’s religions will shift in the coming decades, according to a study by a researcher at the the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, Mailman School of Public Health. In 2010, Jews had the largest portion of seniors with 20 percent age 60 and older;…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fish fossils reveal how tails evolved
Despite their obvious physical differences, elephants, lizards and trout all have something in common. They possess elongated, flexible structures at the rear of their bodies that we call tails. But a new study by a University of Pennsylvania paleobiologist reveals that the tails of fish and the tails…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Flowers use physics to attract pollinators
A new review indicates that flowers may be able to manipulate the laws of physics, by playing with light, using mechanical tricks, and harnessing electrostatic forces to attract pollinators.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Experimental insecticide explodes mosquitoes, not honeybees
In a new study, Vanderbilt pharmacologist Jerod Denton, Ph.D., Ohio State entomologist Peter Piermarini, Ph.D., and colleagues report an experimental molecule that inhibits kidney function in mosquitoes and thus might provide a new way to control the deadliest animal on Earth.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers stress the need for research on Ebola virus disease in great apes
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a threat to human health, but it also threatens the survival of African great apes. A new review examines the current knowledge about EVD in great apes and documents the link between outbreaks in apes and in humans, mainly via bushmeat consumption.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Report reassesses variations in global warming
Experts at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) have issued a new assessment of temperature trends and variations from the latest available data and analyses. They present evidence that global warming slowed less from 1998 to 2012 than first thought.
TechCrunch
With Station F, Paris will have the world’s biggest startup campus
 Station F (formerly known as la Halle Freyssinet) is quite an ambitious project and is bound to change the face of the tech ecosystem in Paris. Financed by Xavier Niel and directed by Roxanne Varza, Station F is going be the world’s biggest startup campus with companies like Facebook and TechShop opening…
Gizmodo
How The Mummy Will Kick Off the New Universal Monsters Universe
“Welcome to a new world of Gods and Monsters.” That’s the tagline for The Mummy, the 2017 Tom Cruise movie which just released its first trailer, and the statement is true in more ways than one. If all goes according to plan, The Mummy will be the first film in a new shared cinematic world filled with…
Dezeen
Wooden machine produces “handwritten” version of Bodoni typeface
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Sooji Lee has created a hand-operated machine that painstakingly rewrites the Bodoni typeface in lowercase. Read more
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Nanometers thin protective layer brings quite a bit more stability to perovskite solar cell
Dezeen
10 modernist architectural marvels on America’s West Coast
From the hundreds of modernist buildings, complexes and communes along the US Pacific Coast, author Sam Lubell has selected 10 of the must-see examples. Read more
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Novel microsupercapacitor that exploits three-dimensional porous electrodes
SciTech Daily
‘NoBody’ – A Microprotein on a Mission
Using a technique that has revealed more than 400 new proteins too tiny to be found by other means, scientists from Yale University have helped identify a novel, functional “microprotein” encoded in the human genome. One of those microproteins, called NoBody, is a molecular workhorse involved in…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Gambian court frees prominent opposition leader, 18 others
A Gambian court freed a prominent lawyer and 18 other political prisoners on bail on Monday pending an appeal of their sentence for “unlawful assembly”, in a sign President Yahya Jammeh’s shock election defeat last week could end years of repression.
BBC News – World
How might China respond to Trump tweets?
US President-elect Donald Trump has attacked China on social media – how might Beijing respond?
Engadget Full RSS Feed
Computer vision may help the blind see the world
The world is getting better at combining machine learning and computer vision, but it’s not just cars and drones that benefit from that. For instance, the same technology could be used to dramatically improve the lives of people with visual impairments, enabling them to be more independent. One of the…
PCWorld
67% off iClever BoostCube 40W 4-Port USB Wall Charger with Foldable Plug – Deal Alert
This 40W/8A 4-port output wall charger from iClever detects the charging capacity of each device, and provides the fastest possible charge of up to 2.4 amps per port, charging any four USB-enabled devices simultaneously. Its compact design features a foldable plug.  It contains multiple internal protection…
The Verge – All Posts
Volkswagen spins off new company to focus on ride-hailing and self-driving cars
Volkswagen announced this morning the launch of a spinoff company focused on “new mobility solutions” such as ride-hailing and on-demand autonomous vehicles. The German car giant says it hopes to generate “a significant share” of its sale revenue from these new services by 2025. The standalone company,…
Slashdot
Google’s DeepMind is Opening Up Its Flagship Platform To AI Researchers Outside the Company
Artificial intelligence (AI) researchers around the world will soon be able to use DeepMind’s “flagship” platform to develop innovative computer systems that can learn and think for themselves. From a report on BusinessInsider: DeepMind, which was acquired by Google for $400 million in 2014, announced…
Physics News
How do creatures like sea urchins take up the calcium they need to build hard structures?
Some sea creatures cover themselves with hard shells and spines, while vertebrates build skeletons out of the same minerals. How do these animals get the calcium they need to build these strong …
Physics News
Ultrathin protective layer brings quite a bit more stability to perovskite solar cell
The addition of a few nanometers of a thin layer of aluminum oxide protects a perovskite solar cell against humidity – still a major stumbling block to the commercial application of this new …
CNET News.com
BMW to test self-driving cars in Munich, wants to have the ‘coolest’ service – Roadshow
If a car company’s execs think they can compete with being ‘cool,’ is it safe to say coolness is no longer cool?
Newswise: SciNews
Babies’ First Words Can Be Predicted Based on Visual Attention, IU Study Finds
Indiana University psychologists have shown that a baby’s most likely first words are based upon their visual experience, laying the foundation for a new theory of infant language learning. The study appears in the journal of the Royal Society Philosophical Transactions B.
Computerworld
OpenAI releases Universe, a platform for training A.I.s to play games, use apps
OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research company, wants to let A.I.s loose in their own universe, where they can learn to play games, use apps and interact with websites. Universe is the name of OpenAI’s tool for training A.I.s on, as it puts it, “any task a human can complete with a computer.”…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
The 12 Nerdiest Christmas Cards For 2016
Artist Pj McQuaade is at it again with 12 new holiday cards featuring themes ranging from Harry Potter to Point Break. I mean, hey—when someone sends you a Point Break-themed Christmas card, you can’t just chuckle and throw that in the trash. You frame that sh*t. Check out the complete lineup below….
TechCrunch
VCs remain optimistic even as the industry enters a wait and see moment
 While the IPO window might be quite a little more narrow these days and there’s plenty of uncertainty, it doesn’t necessary mean the end of the venture capital world — at least, not yet. Instead, it would seem that a lot of the VC world is in a holding pattern while they wait for everything to shake…
9to5Mac
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Pro $100 off, Philips Hue Starter Kit $56, Runtastic Sit Ups Pro free, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Best Buy is taking $100 off all iPad Pro Wi-Fi models, prices start at $500…
Well Spent.
Portland General Store Minimal Line
For the last week, my wife and I have been using the new Minimal Line from Portland General Store, and we both agree: it’s pretty damn great. There are four products in total – an oil, a scent, a shampoo, and a soap – and each is handcrafted in small batches using (mostly) organic ingredients…. The…
Techbargains.com
SodaStream Fountain Jet Soda Maker Bundle $39
SodaStream Fountain Jet Soda Maker Bundle $39
How-To Geek
11 Things You Can Do with Siri on Your Mac
As time goes on, Apple continues to work Siri into more of its products. Its sole domain used to be the iPhone and iPad, then it found its way onto the Apple Watch and Apple TV. Now, Siri is on the Mac, and there are quite a few cool things it can do.Click Here to Continue Reading
SlashGear
What is mesh networking and can it fix my WiFi?
YouTube videos stutter, network backups take an age, and every Spotify playlist sounds like trip-hop from all the hiccups and pauses: face it, your WiFi network needs an intervention. Once upon a time that meant switching over to the newest, fastest router, but there’s a new technology in town. Mesh…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Space station lettuce farm now producing fresh greens every 10 days for crew
Finally, crew members living aboard the International Space Station can munch on fresh leafy greens as part of their regular diet, in addition to the airtight packages of freeze-dried “astronaut food” that had sustained our space explorers for decades. After several years in development and testing,…
TechCrunch
Oxehealth uses cameras to monitor your heartbeat from across the room
 Meet Oxehealth, a startup that plans to turn any regular security camera into a health monitor. The British company wants to make it easier to monitor patients in a hospital, police station, psychiatric hospital or an assisted living residence. It’s a non-intrusive way to make sure that everybody is…
Engadget Full RSS Feed
The 11 best tech gifts for workaholics
We’re not saying you want to enable them (OK, maybe we are), but you definitely know someone who works too much. They chip away at their to-do lists on weekends. They are probably even going to slip away at some point during the holidays to check work email. If that’s the lifestyle they’ve chosen, embrace…
Latest news
What’s coming in Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Marketing app next year
Microsoft is readying a new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing app for SMBs as part of its Dynamics 365 service. Here’s a list of what’s likely inside that app coming in the Spring of 2017.
Latest news
Microsoft takes another shot at an AI chatbot with Zo
Microsoft has fielded a preview of another AI chatbot, Zo.ai, but so far is limiting the topics it is able to address.
Latest news
Predictive analytics and machine learning: A dynamic duo
Predictive analytics and machine learning are seen as the pair of tools to save the day for most organizations currently. We try to de-mystify both, taking a look at what they are, how they work, and what they are good for.
Latest news
Uber snaps up AI startup Geometric Intelligence, forms Uber AI Labs
Uber AI Labs joins Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh, which houses a team of engineers and researchers working to further Uber’s self-driving car project.
Latest news
Dailymotion hack exposes millions of accounts
The video sharing site remains one of the most visited websites on the internet.
TechSpot
Leap Motion brings its hand tracking tech to mobile VR
Leap Motion has been working on its admittedly cool motion tracking technology for a few years now. But while the original hand tracker failed to rival the venerable computer mouse as the primary means of interacting with the two-dimensional computer interface, the company has been focusing its efforts…
Techbargains.com
Panasonic GX85 Mirrorless Camera w/ 12-33mm & 45-150mm Lens + $100 BH GC $698
Panasonic GX85 Mirrorless Camera w/ 12-33mm & 45-150mm Lens + $100 BH GC $698
Ars Technica
FCC Republicans try to protect AT&T and Verizon in net neutrality case
(credit: Mike Mozart) The two Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission criticized the FCC for investigating AT&T and Verizon in a net neutrality case centering on data cap exemptions. Any action taken now will be overturned under President Donald Trump, they promised. The…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
London Mayor commits a billion bucks to cycling
Get ready for more of “the war on the car”
Gear Patrol
Tell Friends You’re Safe with Google Trusted Contacts
Available on Android now, and iOS in the near future. …Read More »
Engadget Full RSS Feed
HSBC trialling app that automates your savings
While all the major banks have pretty good online facilities, there’s a whole breed of nimble startups using mobile apps and bank account data to create new, more personalised money management services. Hoping to learn some new tricks, HSBC announced today it has partnered with one of these fintech pups,…
Mashable
How yelldesign is changing the short-form content game with paper and scissors
 Four years ago, Melbourne resident Matt Willis crashed his bike. He didn’t know that the next two months in hospital would transform his life.   During his time off work, the design consultant discovered the Vine app and began producing stop motion videos, bringing to life ordinary household items in…
BBC News – World
Aleppo tweeting girl ‘is safe’
Syrian tweeting girl Bana Alabed is safe, BBC learns, a day after her account was deleted amid heavy Aleppo fighting
TechCrunch
Open As App turns boring business data into a mobile app instantly
 Cloud computing has made collaboration across coworkers easier than ever, but that doesn’t mean that workers are as productive as possible when they’re on the go. Open As App aims to change all that. Launching today in the Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt London, Open As App offers a platform that…
Fast Company
The Man Who Reduced Homelessness In Utah By 91%
At TEDMED, Lloyd Pendleton explained how he went from not understanding homelessness to helping almost 2,000 people secure housing. At TEDMED, Lloyd Pendleton explained how he went from not understanding homelessness to helping almost 2,000 people secure housing.Lloyd Pendleton…
The Wirecutter
The Best USB-C Adapters, Cables, and Hubs to Connect Old Accessories to Your New Laptop
When the 12-inch MacBook was introduced in early 2015, USB-C was merely a curiosity for most people, but now that many new laptops have dropped legacy ports, USB-C has gone from interesting to important. The new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, as well as Windows laptops from HP, Asus, and Acer,…
Singularity HUB
The Brain Tech to Merge Humans and AI Is Already Being Developed
Are you scared of artificial intelligence (AI)? Do you believe the warnings from folks like Prof. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others? Is AI the greatest tool humanity will ever create, or are we “summoning the demon”? To quote the head of AI at Singularity University, Neil Jacobstein, “It’s not artificial…
Popular Science
Will a cryogenically-frozen corpse ever come back to life?
Health Is there any reason to freeze your body after death? Will we ever be able to bring cryogenically frozen corpses back to life? A cryobiologist explains…
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Save on smart home security: Top deals on wireless cameras and smart locks – CNET
From Home Deals: We find the best deals on wireless cameras and smart locks that can turn your home into a smart castle.
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This startup nearly tripled the VW E-Golf’s battery capacity – Roadshow
Don’t expect an upgrade like this to cost the same as the standard E-Golf, though.
TechCrunch
Vault is automating investment to offer affordable retirement plans beyond 401(k)
 Former JP Morgan financial advisor Randy Fernando got the idea for his fintech startup Vault — selected as audience choice for the startup battlefield here at Disrupt London — after his mum asked him whether there were any retirement plan benefits she could offer staff as a hiring incentive at her small…
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Former Samsung engineers build a smart umbrella
Wouldn’t it be great if your umbrella told you if it was going to rain before you left the house each morning? That’s the idea behind the Opus One, a(nother) smart brolly that’s been designed by a team of former Samsung engineers. The device (for it is not an umbrella now, but a device) connects to your…
BBC News – World
Aleppo tweeting girl Bana Alabed ‘is safe’
Aleppo’s tweeting girl Bana Alabed is safe, the BBC learns, after her account was deactivated.
BBC News – World
Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars
Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2017 Oscars ceremony, which will take place on 26 February.
FiveThirtyEight
We Rate Alabama The Strongest Team In College Football History
The SEC Championship game on Saturday saw Alabama beat Florida to win the conference, as well as a spot in the College Football Playoff. Lower down the list of accolades was one we’d been following over the past month or so: The Crimson Tide became the greatest college team of the past 80 years, according…
io9
Updates on All of Transformers’ Sequels, Spin-Offs, Animated Films, and Crossovers
The first trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight drops Monday evening and though it’s definitely the fifth film in the popular franchise, it’s more of a beginning than an end. After the fourth film, Paramount hired a team of writers to develop ideas for future films and while on the set of the film…
GearCulture
Skullcandy Barricade XL
Go anywhere, with rhythm, thanks to the Skullcandy Barricade XL, our new favorite portable speaker. The handsome beat-box is tough as boots, boasting an impact resistant construction and waterproof design that is not only safe to three-feet, but will even float back to the top if dropped in the drink….
Deals
Make The Holidays About the Outdoors With Backcountry’s Camping and Climbing Sale
The cooler weather is coming, and it’s time to prepare. Backcountry is taking an extra 20% off select camping and climbing gear, for 48 hours only. This includes everything you need in terms of camping outerwear, plus gear like tents, packs, shoes, and more.Read more…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Wearable Hands-Free Binoculars
Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors, at a sporting event, concert, or live theatre, or just on a thrilling spy mission / vacation, keep your hands free and check out these cool new Wearable Binoculars.Click Here For Complete Details
SlashGear
Meet MOIA, VW’s grand plan to make Millennial customers
Millennials don’t want to buy cars, at least that’s what the research says, and so Volkswagen’s new mobility services company is aiming to keep the automaker relevant. Dubbed MOIA, the startup will be a standalone company based in Berlin, Germany, focused on figuring out how VW’s products can coexist…
SlashGear
Shiny Pokemon GO update: Rare Colors at last!
Today we’re going to talk about how Niantic will incorporate Shiny Pokemon into Pokemon GO – and when it’ll happen. While Niantic has not officially confirmed the existence of Shiny pokemon in the game, they have discussed the possibilities behind the scenes – so suggests our notoriously accurate anonymous…
Uncrate
1972 Nike Moon Shoe
Named after its signature (and now deteriorating) tread that resembled the footprints left behind by astronauts, this 1972 Nike Moon Shoe is a rare relic. Handmade by Geoff Hollister under…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Digital Trends
The most powerful factory-built Seat ever is an all-wheel-drive wagon
Volkswagen’s Spain-based Seat division has updated the Leon Cupra, a factory-built hot rod closely related to the Golf R and the Audi S3. The Cupra was designed for speed aficionados, so it makes sense that the most important updates for 2017 are found under the hood. It receives a turbocharged 2.0-liter…
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Italy’s rural south welcomes refugees with open arms
The year 2016 is shaping up to be a record year for the arrival of asylum seekers in Italy. Since January, around 170,000 have arrived on the shores of the peninsula including women, families and unaccompanied minors. Once identified, they are sent to different Italian regions. Some locals are reluctant…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Is Castro’s bid to avoid a personality cult destined to fail?
The late leftist leader Fidel Castro’s dying wish was that his name and image not succumb to a cult following or blind idolatry in Cuba, but it remains to be seen if the country can respect that request.
Science | Smithsonian
How a Ship-Sinking Clam Conquered the Ocean
The wood-boring shipworm has bedeviled humans for centuries. What’s its secret?
Science | Smithsonian
This Lady Scientist Defined the Greenhouse Effect But Didn’t Get the Credit, Because Sexism
Eunice Foote’s career highlights the subtle forms of discrimination that have kept women on the sidelines of science
Architizer
NYC This Week: Le Corbusier at Albertine, WantedDesign Holiday Market and Maker Park in Brooklyn
Architecture and design–related events happening in New York City this week (December 5 to December 11), handpicked by the editors at Architizer
Architizer
Fluid Concrete: Winner of Tile Design Competition Shows the Softer Side of Concrete
One of the most beloved materials of many an architect, concrete is also a favorite from the interiors standpoint, too, whether poured for the floors or molded into decorative objects. So it comes as no surprise that the architectural, dimensional and sometimes intricate concrete tiles by Kaza…
Architizer
Mini-Minimalism: A Sophisticated Concrete Kindergarten Is Completed Near Lake Geneva
Swiss architecture firm Pierre-Alain Dupraz Architecte has completed a multi-volume kindergarten made of reinforced concrete in the Swiss town of Prangins. The kindergarten assumes a pinwheel shape created by the intersection of the programmatic volumes. These volumes are staggered in height…
GearMoose
SeaVees 05/66 Hawthorne
A vacation-ready shoe.
GearMoose
Byrd Bath Trio
Round out your grooming routine.
Lifehacker
Microsoft Dream Job Helps You Design Resumes and Presentations to Land Your Perfect Gig
Microsoft Dream Job is a resource packed with tools to help you land your dream job. You can find free templates for resumes, presentations, and portfolios, as well as interview advice.All of this obviously requires you to use Microsoft Office products, specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Sway, the online…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New study of water-saving plants advances efforts to develop drought-resistant crops
As part of an effort to develop drought-resistant food and bioenergy crops, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered the genetic and metabolic mechanisms that allow certain plants to conserve water and thrive in semi-arid climates.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Efficiency of insect biodiversity monitoring via Malaise trap samples and DNA barcoding
The massive decline of over 75% insect biomass reported from Germany between 1989 and 2013 by expert citizen scientists proves the urgent need for new methods and standards for fast and wide-scale biodiversity assessments. If we cannot understand species composition, as well as their diversity patterns…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fast evolution affects everyone, everywhere
Rapid evolution of other species happens all around us all the time – and many of the most extreme examples are associated with human influences.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study analyzed reef fish grazing behaviors to understand coral reef health
Grazing on algae is a full-time job for a highly specialized group of coral reef fish.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Female lemurs with color vision provide advantages for their group
Female lemurs with normal color vision, as well as their cohabitating colorblind group members, may have selective advantage over lemur groups whose members are all colorblind, according to anthropologists at The University of Texas at Austin.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Safer, less vulnerable software is the goal of new NIST computer publication
We can create software with 100 times fewer vulnerabilities than we do today, according to computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). To get there, they recommend that coders adopt the approaches they have compiled in a new publication.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Feds: Business lost $387,500 in world cybercrime operation
A Pennsylvania business lost more than $387,000 in an international cybercrime operation disabled by federal authorities and the European Union last week.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Over half of Med’s shark and ray species ‘at risk of extinction’
Over half of the Mediterranean’s shark and ray species are at risk of extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Monday, blaming overfishing for plummeting numbers.
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Hitachi 55L6 55″ 4K Ultra HD LED LCD HDTV $348
Hitachi 55L6 55″ 4K Ultra HD LED LCD HDTV $348
ScienceSeeker | Science News Aggregator
ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections November 28-December 4 2016 #sciseekpicks #scicomm
Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors pick their favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise. Here is a round-up of the Science Seeker Editors’ Selections for the past week:Cold Fusion Lives: Experiments Create Energy When None Should Exist by Stephen K Ritter at Scientific…
9to5Mac
Apple Watch Gift Guide: best docks, bands, and active lifestyle accessories
Now is a good time to buy the Apple Watch. A new version with GPS called Series 2 came out in September, and the original model was updated with a speed boost and a new name: Series 1. Both models fix issues that made the original Apple Watch fine for early adopters but harder to recommend to the masses….
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Buy More, Save More On Apparel, Shoes and More from Target
Target’s apparel section is full of affordable, on-trend pieces of clothing, shoes and more. And right now, you’ll save $10 on $50 and $25 on $100 on clothing, shoes, and accessories with the code STYLE. Plus, get extra savings on cold-weather essentials like coats, gloves and hats with the code COLD….
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
‘Spooky’ sightings in crystal point to extremely rare quantum spin liquid
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
3-D solutions to energy savings in silicon power transistors
The Awesomer
Record Player Drawing Machine
LinkUsing a pair of record players, a stick of wood, a binder clip, a fine point pen, and some tape, you can make a machine that traces the movements of one turntable’s arm, to make abstract art on the other’s platter. You can make something even cooler with a little extra effort. More Awesome Stuff:…
New Scientist – Online news
Spikes in search engine data predict when drugs will be recalled
An algorithm can predict drug recalls on the basis of internet searches made using Microsoft’s Bing, and might help identify faulty batches
Mashable
Sextacles: How Snapchat’s new Spectacles are being used in the sack
When Snap CEO Evan Spiegel described Spectacles—his company’s first piece of hardware, a pair of video-shooting sunglasses—in a September Wall Street Journal story, he called them a “toy.”  There’s more than one type of a toy in this world, however, and there’s one Spectacles use case we’re not yet…
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BMW remotely locks a thief inside a car
Here’s an unexpected perk of owning a tech-savvy car: it can serve as an impromptu jail. When a Seattle-area BMW 550i owner’s car was stolen from a parking garage, police got BMW to remotely lock the luxury sedan while the thief was sleeping inside…
VentureBeat
Earth Networks acquires Whisker Labs and launches DIY home energy monitor
Environmental technology company Earth Networks has spent two decades building sensors to monitor weather, lightning, and greenhouse gases. In order to amass more data (perhaps like SETI) while also helping consumers be better global stewards, the company has launched a home energy monitor that anyone…
VentureBeat
Paris’ Station F to open in April 2017 with 1,000 startups, VCs, Facebook, and giant expectations
The director of Station F announced today that the ambitious $265 million startup campus in Paris will open its doors in April after two years of construction and amid enormous hopes that it will deliver a shot of adrenaline into France’s tech economy. Director Roxanne Varza also revealed for the first…
VentureBeat
Dude, where’s my flying car? Lilium Aviation raises $10.7 million for vertical take-off and landing jet
Flying cars have long been the centerpiece of fantastical future visions, but personal flying machines never quite materialized. One startup, however, is looking to change that. Lilium Aviation has today announced a €10 million ($10.7 million) funding round from Skype cofounder Niklas Zennström’s Atomico,…
VentureBeat
Former White House games adviser joins board of Games for Change
Games for Change, a nonprofit group advocating video games for social impact, has announced three new board members, including Mark DeLoura, a former senior adviser at the White House. Other new appointees include Alan Lewis, a vice president of corporate communications and public affairs at Take-Two…
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Prospects for Liberty in a Diversifying America: Reason Panel, Thurs 12/8
If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, come to Reason’s DC HQ on Thursday for a fast-paced, substantive discussion about race, multiculturalism, and libertarianism in the age of Trump. Anti-immigration conservatives and liberals have long argued that as the United States brings in more foreigners,…
Cool Hunting
Miami Art Week 2016: Theater + Virtual Reality Collide : From intimate, immersive performance to no-limits theater and geodesic dome dance performances, all in the Faena District
One can expect many things from Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week as a whole—there’s the frequent opportunity for Anish Kapoor selfies; plenty of Instagrammable, text-based statement pieces (some good, some really not); and unlikely collaborations…… …
Popular Science
Can virtual reality can help us empathize with whales? See for yourself.
Animals Adrian Grenier teams up with the Lonely Whale Foundation to create a 4D experience Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies that make us say “The Future Is Now” in a video series called Future First.
TechSpot
Report: immense pressure on its tightly packed battery caused the Note 7 fires
It’s been over three months since Samsung issued the first official Galaxy Note 7 recall, but the company still hasn’t revealed what caused the handsets’ battery to overheat and go up in flames. However, thanks to a third-party report, we may finally have solved the mystery once and for all. …
SciTech Daily
UVES Instrument Views Fingerprint of the Early Universe
The UVES instrument shows the light from quasar HE0940-1050 after it has traveled through the intergalactic medium. The most massive galaxies in the Universe host supermassive black holes at their centers. These truly colossal black holes chew up surrounding material at astonishing rates, expelling…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Trump officially supports completing the Dakota Access Pipeline, but it has “nothing to do” with his investment
Even as water protectors and their allies celebrate their victory in securing an alternate route for the Dakota Access Pipeline, a new threat lurks right around the corner. After months of protest and increasing police violence, the US Army has denied the request by Energy Transfer Partners to build…
HiConsumption
Aurora Borealis Bubble Sled
A heated bubble sled offering unparalleled views of the Northern Lights.
HiConsumption
Cyfie Multi-Functional Grappling Hook
A pocket-sized lifesaving grappling hook that weighs less than a pound.
What If?
Peptides
Peptides What is the longest English word you can spell using the one letter abbreviations of the 20 genetic amino acids? What about the three letter abbreviations? What would the resultant peptides look like? —Kira (Lysine-Isoleucine-Arginine-Alanine) Guth These are the 20 amino acids that appear…
Lifehacker
Lifehacker New York Meetup, This Thursday at 7:00 PM
A few members of the Lifehacker staff (Alan, Andy, Eric, Thorin, and Patrick) are in New York this week, and we want to get together with you guys and have some drinks. If you’re in Manhattan (or nearby), come join us at Revival in the Gramercy/Union Square area (Google Map here) on Thursday, December…
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This Robo-Spoon Is Like a Steadycam for Eating
For those with disabilities that include uncontrolled hand or arm movements, simple tasks like eating can be a challenge. People with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke deficits may have a hard time using a spoon, especially when their bodies jerk…
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Elon Musk’s Group Wants to Use Video Games to Teach AI About Life
Video games offer up countless learning experiences for fundamental life skills needed both online and in the real world. From controlling your empire’s resource management in Civilization VI to improving your situational awareness whilst driving through the streets of Los Santos in GTA V, a video game…
Newswise: SciNews
Malaria Mystery: Researchers Find Overwhelming Evidence of Malaria’s Existence 2,000 Years Ago at the Height of the Roman Empire
An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization.
Archinect – News
This week’s picks for London architecture and design events
At a perfect time of year to take stock (the ‘silly season’ of parties hasn’t quite started, but we are quickly moving towards the year’s close), this week provides a series of events focusing on reflection. From collections showing the life works of iconic creators to a discussion on how we continue…
Discover Magazine
Massive fracture in Antarctic ice shelf is 70 miles long, a football field wide, and a third of a mile deep
A massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf has been growing steadily, threatening to cut all the way across. If it does, an iceberg roughly the size of the state of Delaware — and perhaps even bigger — will float off. New observations by scientists on NASA’s IceBridge mission,…
Next Big Future
Vision of a Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope and hypertelescopes
Physics Today has a speculative article that proposes that laser light be used to shape and polish an asteroid to high optical standards. This could create an Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope (ABAT).The Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope (ABAT) focuses light from laser-polished asteroids onto dual…
Digital Trends
Let there be light! Compact sterilizing pod uses UV light to kill bacteria
You can’t see bacteria, but they’re practically everywhere. They’re on your hands, on your food, in your bed, on your pets. Luckily, not all bacteria are bad for you — many are beneficial. But, when there’s a baby in the house, it’s better to err on the side of caution and keep potentially harmful bacteria…
HiConsumption
Columbia x Star Wars Rogue One Jackets
Three Columbia-manufactured jackets inspired by the upcoming film Rogue One.
HiConsumption
2011 F-350 Brodozer by Sparks Motors
An F-350 monster truck ready to conquer the backcountry.
HiConsumption
Solar Electric Volkswagen Camper Van
A VW Bus converted into a totally off the grid electric vehicle.
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Runkeeper uses Apple Watch GPS to keep track of your route
Apple Watch Series 2 arrived with two notable updates: waterproofing and built-in GPS. Even though the popular jogging app has been letting users run without their iPhone since last fall, Runkeeper now tasks the wearable’s own GPS for better tracking…
Slashdot
Most DVR Owners Are Recording Live Sports, Survey Says
A new survey by Thuurz Sports, a company that works with TV providers to increase the size of sports viewing audiences, finds that 84.1 percent of DVR owners record live sports, many of them as a “backup” for when they might miss the end (or the beginning) or the game, and a majority (58 percent) to…
Phys.org: Physics News
New neuron dynamics model better fitted to the biological reality
Neuroscientists are currently working diligently to understand the dynamics of thousands of coupled neurons. Understanding how they operate requires accurate models. The trouble is that each of the existing neuroscience models has its own shortcomings. Russian physicists have, for the first time, developed…
EETimes:
Can FPGA Fabric and an SoC Co-Exist on the Same Chip?
Now that three vendors are chasing the embedded FPGA market, potential customers will have a wider choice, which has to be a good thing.
Gizmodo
40,000 LEDs Change the Color of This Lexus in a Flash
Can’t decide what color Lexus to get? With the company’s one-of-a-kind LIT IS sedan, you can choose a different color, design, and even animation every morning as you head off to work. Instead of paint, the vehicle is covered in 41,999 programmable LEDs turning it into a giant, rolling display.Read more…
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Sorry, Elon Musk! Driverless Cars Will Take Longer Than You Think.
If you listen to Elon Musk, driverless cars are a technology that are just around the corner. “I really consider autonomous driving a solved problem,” Musk said in June 2016 in The Guardian. “I think we are probably less than two years away.” But, Bob Poole, Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow…
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Constitutionally Dubious ‘Anti-Semitism Awareness Act’ Unanimously Passed by Senate
The machinery of government typically works glacially slow, but the Senate didn’t miss a moment to pass the “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016” just two days after it was introduced by Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tim Scott (R-SC), and later co-sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Michael…
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5 ways a handful of nuts can save your life
A new meta-analysis estimates that 4.4 million premature deaths a year could be avoided by eating nuts.
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Buying The Forever War For $.25 Is the Easiest Decision You’ll Make Today
2016 got you down? Joe Haldeman’s award-winning novel, The Forever War…won’t really help at all. In fact, it’ll probably make you a lot sadder. But still, it’s a timeless classic, and you have zero excuse not to buy it for your Kindle for a quarter.Read more…
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John Deere LionChief Steam Train Set
How would your kids feel if instead of another dumb first person shooter game you gave them a captivating and robust second person driver game for the holidays this year? Ungrateful and sulky? OK then, guess you’ll just have to get the John Deere LionChief Steam Train Set for yourself. With over a…
Popular Science
Climate change could quadruple severe rainstorms in just decades
Environment Harder wetter faster stronger Climate scientists predict that the frequency and intensity of summer rainstorms will increase over the next 80 years.
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Buy a PS4 Slim For $269, Get a Free Year of PlayStation Plus
If you missed out on all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday console discounts this year, it’s not too late to get a solid deal on a PS4 Slim. Today on Aamzon, $269 gets you the Uncharted console bundle, plus a year of PlayStation Plus, which you were going to want to buy anyway.Read more…
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Dromida Ominus RTF Quadcopter $29.99
Dromida Ominus RTF Quadcopter $29.99
PCWorld
After warehouse staff, Amazon to replace store clerks with robots
Amazon.com is still figuring out how to use robots to fill store shelves, but it’s about done with clerks. Next year, the company will open a convenience store in Seattle where shoppers can walk in, take what they want — and leave. The Amazon Go store is on the corner of 7th Avenue and Blanchard…
BBC News – World
Amazon to open shop with no checkouts
Customers will be able to select items and walk out without waiting to pay at the Amazon Go shop.
Lifehacker
The Perfect Holiday Gift: Save 60% on Custom Photo Books, Calendars, and Cards From Amazon
Just in time for the holidays, Amazon’s taking a whopping 60% off custom-printed cards, calendars, and books.Read more…
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VW’s new company aims for on-demand self-driving cars
Like other automakers, Volkswagen sees the writing on the wall: it knows that there won’t be as much of a reason to own a car in the future between ridesharing (like that of its partner, Gett) and self-driving cars. Accordingly, it’s creating a company to prepare for that future. Moia (Sanskrit for…
Design Milk
Kalon Studios Debuts New Furniture + Accessories For The Home
Kalon Studios, best known for their minimal kids furniture, is expanding into a complete line of furniture and accessories for the home. Based in LA and Germany, they’ve brought their simple unobtrusive elegance to three new collections. Like their children’s furniture, all of the new lines…
Curbed National
$150K tiny house with motorized furniture is next level
When downsizing definitely does not equal downgrading If you thought a $95,000 tiny home with a custom deck and jacuzzi tub would be the certain crème de la crème of tiny house land, think again. This “rustic chic” build Portland-based luxury tiny house specialists Tiny Heirloom combines traditional…
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Your Perfect Pair of Chinos Awaits at Bonobos, and They’re 30% Off
If you’re still struggling with finding work appropriate clothes for affordable prices, head over to Bonobos. Right now, use the code CHINOBOS and get 30% off a bunch of washed chinos. There’s basically every color chino you could ever want (and some you probably don’t).Read more…
Cool Hunting
Link About It: Compostable, Cannabis Coffee Pods
San Diego-based company Brewbudz has announced it’s planning to launch cannabis coffee pods, so Mary Jane enthusiasts can have an extra early morning buzz. Expected to cost $7 each, each pod will contain 10 milligrams of THC for those sipping recreationally…… …
Uncrate
Blue Bottle Coffee Dripper
Developed in collaboration with MIT-trained researchers, the Blue Bottle Coffee Dripper makes it possible for you to brew pro-quality coffee at home. The capillary-inspired design features forty inner ridges —…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Digital Trends
Google and OpenAI want to give their AI programs more real-world exposure
Artificial intelligence represents one of the holy grails of computing. While science fiction often depicts AI as an existential threat to the human race, in fact, AI could one day accomplish some remarkable things in fields such as medicine and science. Today’s AI efforts are led by organizations like…
Next Big Future
Second Russian Sukhoi Su-33 Carrier-based Fighter Crashes
A second Russian fighter has crashed attempting to land on the carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, according to a Monday statement from the Kremlin.The Sukhoi Su-33 (NATO reporting name Flanker-D) crashed after trying to land on Saturday on the carrier operating off the coast of Syria.“While landing after completing…
Reason.com Full Feed
Welcome to the New Reason
When Lanny Friedlander assembled the first issue of Reason in a bedroom in his mother’s house in 1968, he was working with a limited budget and an even more limited set of tools. The name of the magazine was applied using Letraset press type—each black letter painstakingly transferred from a transparency…
Mashable
So, that happened: Al Gore meets with Donald and Ivanka Trump on climate
Former vice president Al Gore met with President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka on Monday, to discuss climate change.  The president-elect is a well-known climate change doubter—and now, the only climate change-denying global leader—who’s taken a stance on climate issues in direct opposition…
Latest news
Ransomware blamed for cyber attack which forced hospitals to cancel operations and shut down systems
2,800 patient operations were cancelled in total, hospital confirms — but no word on how Globe2 ransomware infection occurred.
Latest news
Fitbit dominates Q3 wearable shipments, Apple Watch slump continues: IDC
Fitness bands, which are part of IDC’s “basic wearables” category, were the top-selling wearable devices in Q3 and accounted for 85 percent of the market.
Ars Technica
Android 7.1.1 released for Pixel and (most) Nexus devices
Enlarge / The Nexus 5X and 6P. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Today, Google released a new minor version of Android: 7.1.1 Nougat. The new release means different things to different Google devices. The Pixel and Pixel XL move from Android 7.1 to 7.1.1, bringing the December security update and some bugfixes….
Fast Company
Your Brain Is Underwhelmed–Here’s How To Reinspire It
Step 1: Fire up YouTube. Step 1: Fire up YouTube.The best decisions are often those that help others as much as ourselves; success rarely comes through solo efforts performed in a vacuum. But try as we might, altruism isn’t always our first instinct, or the one that ultimately…
TechSpot
Opinion: This AI boom will also bust
Imagine an innovation in pipes. If this innovation were general, something that made all kinds of pipes cheaper to build and maintain, the total benefits could be large, perhaps even comparable to the total amount we spend on pipes today…
Deals
Upgrade 16 Bulbs to LED For $25
If you’re still using ugly CFLs or inefficient incandescents in any of your lighting fixtures, Amazon will sell you 16 Philips LED 60W equivalent bulbs for $25 right now, an all-time low, and one of the best LED bulbs prices we’ve ever seen.Read more…
Fast Company
Your “Formula For Success” And Fear Of Missing Out Is Holding You Back
Professors and co-authors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans stress how important it is to not dwell on “what-ifs” and focus on where you’re at currently.
Fast Company
Be A Good Student To Your Mentor And Take Notes, Says This CEO
Taking time to mentor someone is a thoughtful interaction where you can’t afford to miss what they say with their valuable time. Pay attention!
Fast Company
Bringing Virtual Reality To A Population That Needs It For Something More Than Gaming
Virtual reality lets the elderly see the world again. Virtual reality lets the elderly see the world again.You may think of virtual reality as just a new platform for gaming, but a company called Rendever is using it on a different audience: the elderly. Letting older citizens…
Fast Company
Congress Probably Won’t Adopt British-Style Encryption Policies—Even Under Trump
Trump might love a version of the U.K.’s sweeping new surveillance law, but too many in Washington remain undecided or confused. Trump might love a version of the U.K.’s sweeping new surveillance law, but too many in Washington remain undecided or confused.The U.K. Parliament this…
Fast Company
I Lived Out Of My Car For Six Months While Bootstrapping My Startup
Would this founder recommend others try it? Not exactly—but here’s what it taught him. Would this founder recommend others try it? Not exactly—but here’s what it taught him.Waking up on the backseat of my Volkswagen Jetta on a frosty morning in late 2015, I check the time. It’s…
Fast Company
Beyond The Thank-You Note: Four Things To Do After Your Job Interview
You can do more than just play the waiting game. You can do more than just play the waiting game.Now that you’ve finished your job interview and sent a nice thank-you note, you might think your work is finished—that all there’s left to do is wait.Read Full Story
Fast Company
How Do You Balance Your Goals While Keeping Your Options Open?
Is “keeping your options open” a huge waste of time? Consider picking an option and sticking to it.
Fast Company
Modular Skyscrapers: The Future Of Housing In American Cities?
An experimental modular skyscraper in Brooklyn holds lessons for the future of the building technique.
Fast Company
Vicarious Wants To Create Human-Level Artificial Intelligence
Impossible. Crazy. Dangerous. Scott Phoenix, founder of Vicarious, knows that people are scared and skeptical of human-level artificial intelligence. But he’s building it anyway because he believes smart machines could one day cure cancer, create new forms of energy, and solve virtually every problem…
Fast Company
CNN and Melcher Media’s Unprecedented Book on an Unprecedented Election
Just a month after the election, Melcher Media has a full book on the inconceivable 2016 election. Just a month after the election, Melcher Media has a full book on the inconceivable 2016 election.Charlie Melcher has helped create and publish all sorts of inventive books over the…
Techbargains.com
Philips 65W Equivalent BR30 LED Dimmable Daylight Light Bulb (4-Pack) $6.99
Philips 65W Equivalent BR30 LED Dimmable Daylight Light Bulb (4-Pack) $6.99
Computerworld
Contrary to reports, Chrome 55 continues to render Flash
Google last week released Chrome 55, but contrary to reports the browser has not yet begun to block content rendered by Adobe’s Flash Player.In August, Google laid out steps it would take to retreat from Flash. As of Chrome 55, only Flash content on 10 sites, including Amazon, Facebook and YouTube, was…
SpaceNews.com
Vega mission orbits Turkish Earth observation satellite
WASHINGTON — Arianespace lofted Turkey’s Göktürk-1 Earth observation satellite into a sun-synchronous orbit Dec. 5 aboard a Vega rocket, marking the eighth success for the European light-lift vehicle. Göktürk-1 prime contractor Telespazio reported signal acquisition 68 minutes after its 8:51 a.m. EST…
Mashable
Meet the woman who found a way to keep the homeless warm and employed
Veronika Scott founded ‘The Empowerment Plan’ after a college class asked her to create something that would help her community. She designed a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag, specifically to keep the homeless warm at night.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Philanthropy, Detroit, The…
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Prius plug-in drivers in Japan can earn real-world rewards for electric driving
Because saving money on gas just wasn’t incentive enough.Buyers of new plug-in Prius models in Japan (known as the Prius Prime in the US) will have another incentive, besides using less gas, to drive in EV mode as much as possible. Toyota has formed…
Deals
Your Favorite Wi-Fi Router Is Back On Sale For $59
One of the best wireless router deals we’ve ever seen is running right now at T-Mobile, of all places. $59 gets you a rebranded ASUS RT-AC68U AC1900 router (with code WIFI40), which is about $100 less than buying it from Amazon, and an amazing deal on our readers’ recently crowned favorite router.Read…
ArchDaily
Call for Submissions: 2016 Holiday Card Challenge
It’s that time of year again! At ArchDaily we clearly appreciate holiday cards with an architectural spin, and we want to see your card designs. Whether that involves a Paul Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, an ornament detail or even a gingerbread Villa Savoye please submit your own architectural holiday…
Big Think
Ingenious Bike Helmet Designs for the Helmet Haters
The necessity yet utter inconvenience of wearing and carrying around a bike helmet has always posed an interesting design challenge – creating a helmet that is light, compact and ideally unnoticeable, but is at the same time capable of protecting your head from serious impact.  One solution we …Read…
Man of Many
More Than A Map – Muir Way Hydrology Series North American Maps
Muir Way have created unique maps that are works of art in their own right. They live on household walls rather than in the bin or in a box somewhere, and serve as a reminder of the places we’ve b
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