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Moder LightCage Pendant Lamp With 3D Printed Lampshade
There’s a boom of design with the launch of the 3D printer because creating things is even easier than before, we see more and more creations and pieces made this way and they look incredible! Here’s a great example of how 3D printing really helps a designer unleash creativity. The LightCAGE lamp by…
Big Think
Stephen Hawking Says We’re in a “Dangerous Moment” in History
In between time checks on the Doomsday Clock, Stephen Hawking is here to remind us we are living in dangerous times.Read More
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Top 6 best PC system tuning tools for business
Note: Our best PC tuning tools round-up has been fully updated. This feature was first published in November 2012.As soon as you take your shiny new PC out of the box and switch the machine on, it starts saving temporary files, caching pages, rewriting registry entries and otherwise populating the hard…
FiveThirtyEight
It’s Much Harder To Protect Southern Black Voters’ Influence Than It Was 10 Years Ago
There are a few basic rules for the shape of congressional districts. They’re supposed to be contiguous and as compact as possible, for example. They’re supposed to try to preserve other political subdivisions, such as county lines. But the more difficult part is making sure that districts comply with…
io9
A Note to Readers
Hello, readers. You may have noticed that recently I haven’t been writing about comics for io9. That’s because I’m going to be writing comics for Marvel. But don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere.Read more…
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Dailymotion Hack Exposes Millions of Accounts
Millions of accounts associated with video sharing site Dailymotion, one of the biggest video platforms in the world, have been stolen. From a ZDNet report: A hacker extracted 85.2 million unique email addresses and usernames from the company’s systems, but about one-in-five accounts — roughly 18.3…
National Geographic News
Watch 4,000 Endangered Toads Fly Commercial for Release Into Wild
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An Early Benefactor of Bite-Size Benevolence
Ars Technica
Mistrial declared in murder trial of cop filmed shooting fleeing suspect
Note: this video contains violence. A Charleston, South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of a white South Carolina police officer on trial for the video-taped shooting of Walter Scott, a 50-year-old black man. The video was secretly taken last year by a passerby,…
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Fiber Optic LED Glowing Gift Bows
This set of six truly eye-catching mylar gift bows have fiber optics in the center that illuminate via an internal LED that shifts colors while blinking and pulsing the light.Click Here For Complete Details
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Don’t Flee the Country Without This $8 Outlet Converter
Have any international vacation/business/fleeing the country plans coming up? This $8 gadget will convert just about any power outlet on earth into one you can use, and even includes two USB ports for charging your mobile devices.Read more…
Mashable
Interview: Al Gore on commiserating with Hillary, fake news, and Trump’s climate views
Imagine being a fly on this wall: Former vice president Al Gore commiserated with Hillary Clinton about her unexpected presidential election loss, he told Mashable in a recent interview.  On the election, if there is anyone who can empathize with Clinton’s predicament, it’s Gore—the only other living…
Digital Trends
CBS CEO: Network, Showtime could come to DirecTV Now streaming service after all
The live TV streaming ecosystem got a little more cramped last week with the launch of DirecTV Now, which offers an introductory deal that gives viewers more than 100 channels for $35 per month. While ABC, NBC, and Fox were available at launch — at least in some markets — CBS was notably absent. Whether…
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Trump-Schumer Bromance Is Bad News
Donald Trump ran as a change candidate, criticizing Hillary Clinton as “secretary of the status quo.” Now he’s taking personnel recommendations from Sen. Chuck Schumer, who has been serving in Congress since 1981, or nearly 36 years. It is breathtaking, writes Ira Stoll. Trump has gushed about the…
Gizmodo
George Lucas Likes Rogue One More Than Force Awakens, and Other Fun Facts We Learned This Weekend
We attended the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story press event over the weekend, ahead of the movie’s release next week. Spoilers were, of course, verboten—but fun facts and random nuggets were not. Here are five things we learned from a pair of press conferences featuring various members of the cast and crew.Read…
Lifehacker
The Most (and Least) Punctual Airlines in 2016
If you’re flying this holiday season, a new Forbes study suggests you should do yourself a favor and fly on Delta, and avoid Frontier if possible. The study used three years of on-time data to pick out the most on-time airlines, and the ones with the most delayed arrivals and departures.The data comes…
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Cell Atlas launched at ASCB 2016 Meeting
After the completion of the human genome in 2001, another major milestone was reached with the launch of the Cell Atlas at the 2016 American Society of Cell Biology Meeting in San Francisco. An open-access interactive database with unparalleled high-resolution images, the Cell Atlas visualizes for the…
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Trust issues: Users more gullible when they customize their technology
Technology may have helped turn users into their own information gatekeepers, but they may not necessarily make better, more informed decisions with that data, according to researchers.
PCWorld
How to fix a limited connectivity problem on a Windows 7 PC
A reader asks: “When connecting my personal laptop (which is running Windows 7) to my office’s wireless network, I keep getting a “limited connectivity error.” I can connect fine at home. What can I do to resolve this?” To start, try the following steps:Go to Control Panel\Network > Internet\Network…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Eureka moment leads to new method of studying environmental toxins (w/video)
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Game changer for organic solar cells
New Scientist – Online news
Ancient leftovers show the real Paleo diet was a veggie feast
Early humans seem to have eaten a wide variety of vegetables and nuts, alongside delicacies such as elephant brain and fish
Founterior
Ways To Add Oomph to Your Office
Your office is not just the place where you work. It is also where you get the business which keeps […] The post Ways To Add Oomph to Your Office appeared first on Founterior.
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Keck School of Medicine Faculty Among World’s Most Influential Researchers
Keck School of Medicine boasts seven faculty members on Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers list.
VentureBeat
MoneyLion raises $22.5 million to change how you spend your money with AI
Personal finance management platform MoneyLion announced today that it scored a $22.5 million investment. Led by Edison Partners, the series A funding round, along with a $650 million in debt facilities from Macquarie Group, will lead MoneyLion to “growth and significantly expand its lending capacity.”…
VentureBeat
9 secrets to creating a world-class customer service bot
GUEST: Customer service is one of the most popular business applications of automation and bot technologies. Applied successfully, chatbots not only cut costs but improve customer satisfaction. In contact center environments, chatbots can reduce the average handle time per contact, increase first contact…
Big Think
Edward Snowden: The Rule 41 Amendment Returns Us to the 1760s
How should we view the amendment to Rule 41? Edward Snowden would have you believe it returns us to a time when a tyrant ruled over America.Read More
Computerworld
AWS wants to dominate beyond the public cloud with Lambda updates
Amazon Web Services’ big Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas brought a plethora of new features and upgrades to its cloud platform. But there was one key set of upgrades that set the stage for Amazon’s expansion outside its own public cloud data centers. Two years ago, AWS CEO Andy Jassy made a big…
CNET News.com
Amazon Go’s cool, but we’d like 5 other physical stores – CNET
The mega-retailer will open brick-and-mortar convenience stores. It got us musing about other Silicon Valley companies we want to see open shop on Main Street.
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Italian president asks Renzi to delay resignation until budget is passed
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political turmoil.
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Corsair Vengeance C70 Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $57.99
Corsair Vengeance C70 Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $57.99
TechCrunch
Tyson Foods launches new venture fund to back food and agriculture startups
 Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world’s largest makers and marketers of meat products, has announced the formation of a $150 million venture capital fund to back food and agriculture startups. According to Tyson’s Executive Vice President of Strategy and New Ventures, Monica McGurk, the fund will seek…
Physics News
Researchers develop a simple processing technique that could cut the cost of organic photovoltaics
With a new technique for manufacturing single-layer organic polymer solar cells, scientists at UC Santa Barbara and three other universities might very well move organic photovoltaics into a …
Digital Trends
Run hard, breathe easy: Heated balaclava helps athletes in cold weather
Balaclavas may carry connotations of crime and concealment, but they are practical for anyone braving a frigid climate. And they just got warmer thanks to researchers from Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom and German knitting machine manufacturer Stoll who teamed up to develop a smart…
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A sexual misconduct case that rocked anthropology ends with resignation
Brian Richmond, a paleoanthropologist at the American Museum of Natural History who has been investigated three times for the same accusation of sexual misconduct, has resigned his post effective December 31st, according to the museum. “The investigation ended with Brian’s resignation.” For the remainder…
TechCrunch
How blockchain can help fight cyberattacks
 Imagine a computing platform that would have no single point of failure and would be resilient to the cyberattacks that are making the headlines these days. This is the promise behind blockchain, the distributed ledger that underlies cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum and challenges the traditional…
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N.C. Governor Concedes Election, Gore Meets with Trump, Mistrial Declared in Walter Scott Case: P.M. Links
Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has finally conceded today to challenger Roy Cooper, the state’s attorney general. The votes had been very close, but as they were tallied, it was increasingly clear that Cooper had maintained a tight lead. Former Vice President Al Gore met with President-elect…
Science | Smithsonian
Drilling Deep: How Ancient Chinese Surgeons Opened Skulls and Minds
A new review finds evidence that the Chinese performed trepanation more than 3,500 years ago
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Lifehacker
Your Most Important Task of the Day Isn’t the Only Important Task
Taking care of your most important task at the beginning of your work day is one of the best pieces of productivity advice floating around. But it only helps if you actually follow through with your work the rest of the day.Read more…
Computerworld
HP to shutter default FTP, Telnet access to network printers
Security experts consider the aging FTP and Telnet protocols unsafe, and HP has decided to clamp down on access to networked printers through the remote-access tools.Some of HP’s new business printers will, by default, be closed to remote access via protocols like FTP and Telnet. However, customers can…
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Mastering the Psycho-Physiological Spectrum through Acting | Victor Way | TEDxCambridgeUniversity
In this talk, Victor takes the audience on a journey through the strange psychology of acting that non-actors rarely hear about or experience. Beginning in the conscious mind and ending in the body, Victor meanders through mental schema, personal mythology, and emotional truth. Victor Way is an actor…
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How Origami Could Save Your Life | Kerstin Goepfrich | TEDxCambridgeUniversity
In this journey through the macroscopic world of paper origami and the microscopic world of folding DNA, we find out how DNA origami can be used to build technologies on the smallest of scales. Kerstin Goepfrich is a PhD student at the department of Physics at Cambridge University working on DNA origami…
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Blockchain and a new paradigm of collectivity | Matan Field | TEDxCERN
Matan Field believes we are standing at the dawn of a new era, a turning point in society, and invites us in to this changing world. First introduced by the anonymous Bitcoin inventor, Blockchain is a revolutionary new technology and concept which is now an exponential force. Are you ready to imagine…
EETimes:
IBM Scans 10nm Temperature
IBM’s scanning probe thermometer has been upgraded for the sub-14 nanometer transistor age by using a method that first measures thermal resistance, then temperature.
TechSpot
Intel details upcoming Apollo Lake-equipped NUCs
Intel has published the technical product specifications for its upcoming “Arches Canyon” NUCs powered by its own Celeron J3455 CPU, a 10W chip with integrated HD Graphics 500 that’s soldered to the motherboard.
The Manual
How to Make Perfect Lamb Sausage
It’s easy to make sausages at home if you have a little expert advice. Chef Daniel Kill of Paulaner NYC walks us through the process. The post How to Make Perfect Lamb Sausage appeared first on The Manual.
Mashable
Postmodern Jukebox puts a blues spin on ‘Teenage Dirtbag’
Fans of the 2000 hit  “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus might enjoy Postmodern Jukebox’s blues-y new cover. Instead of aiming for the original’s high-pitched vocals, American Idol star Jax channeled Janis Joplin, and we’re so glad she did.  Singer lulls puppy to sleep with a capella Christmas tune…
Mashable
School district removes ‘Huckleberry Finn’ after complaint over racial slurs
To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have been temporarily removed from some Virginia schools for racial slurs — a decision some are condemning as censorship. Copies of the classic American novels have been lifted from the shelves of classrooms and libraries across a school district…
SlashGear
Amazon Go may kill retail jobs but privacy is the real victim
If Amazon Go has taught anybody anything today, it’s shown retail employees exactly what long-distance truckers meant by the sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach when they realized tech could make them obsolete. Just as autonomous semis could cut human drivers out of tomorrow’s haulage, so Amazon‘s…
CNET News.com
Google removes autocomplete suggestions about Jews, women – CNET
The search giant will no longer suggest you search whether these groups are “evil.”
TechCrunch
Flutterwave aims to unify Africa’s fragmented payment systems and empower small businesses
 There’s no shortage of entrepreneurs in Africa, but their ambitions are often hampered by the lack in many countries of reliable and affordable digital payment systems. Moneywave wants to empower individuals and small merchants to take part in the thriving digital economy by letting them accept payment…
SlashGear
Plume Pods now shipping to fix your WiFi woes
If Internet access is spotty or slow in parts of your house, mesh networking is probably the solution, and here to help with that is Plume. The company launched its Pods WiFi system for pre-order earlier this year, and now it has announced that those pre-orders are shipping. Anyone who didn’t pre-order…
Digital Trends
Director Jon Favreau’s first VR app is half game, half movie, and only on the Vive
Millions of moviegoers around the world have experienced the magic of Jon Favreau’s storytelling. Whether it be his modern Christmas classic, Elf, big-budget Marvel flicks like Iron Man 1 and 2, or his recent re-imagining of Disney’s The Jungle Book, a live-action spectacle brought to life through…
Digital Trends
Do you still give it a tip? Autonomous robot delivers takeout food in the U.K.
Leading online food-delivery service Just Eat teamed up with autonomous delivery bot company Starship Technologies to test a new robot-based delivery service in London. At present, the scheme is only available in London’s Greenwich suburb but will hopefully expand across the whole of the U.K.’s capital…
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Effects of the Digital Transformation on Businesses – Helpful Use Cases Another Retail industry example (3b) – Instant Digital Feedback
In today’s ever changing and smarter world consumers want to be able to influence the products they consistently buy with their ideas. Taking the fashion industry as an example: new trends are only one factor that determine the newest collections. Customer satisfaction has always been and will always…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
point studio propose pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, oman
four cubic bee-hives containing four different restaurants, each connected through a single aesthetic design. The post point studio propose pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, oman appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Reason.com Full Feed
West World’s Real Lesson? Screw or Kill All the Robots You Want
If the season finale of HBO’s Westworld offered any AI ethics lesson, it’s that the real villains of human-robot relations aren’t those who treat the androids like objects or toys but those who treat them like humans and try to impose human desires on them. The series, inspired by Michael Crichton’s…
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California Legislators Look to Reform Bail System to Stop Punishing the Poor
California finally managed to reform its asset forfeiture laws to make it tougher for police to use the state’s poorer citizens as a piggy bank earlier this year. Will the state’s residents see reform to bail regulations that keep poor people behind bars even if they aren’t at risk of continued criminal…
Next Big Future
First Walk away Safe, Molten-Salt nuclear plant that would be cheaper than coal power likely to be set up in Indonesia
ThorCon Is a block constructed, passively safe, molten-salt, nuclear fission power plantIt is passively safe and has multiple layers of passive safety.The design is modular and lowcost.500MW units can be factory built and shipped to the site where it will be installedThe calculations show that the system…
Lifehacker
Why You Shouldn’t Plan Your Fun Too Carefully
Have you ever found yourself dreading a leisurely activity you had eagerly scheduled days or weeks in advance? I first caught myself doing this a few years ago when I was traveling home to Turkey. I had excitedly made plans to meet up with some old friends. But to my surprise, as the date approached,…
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Education for the 4th Industrial Age | Madan Mohan Pant | TEDxGLAU
The speaker is focusing about how the education system should be revolutionised. Prof. M.M. Pant is promoting the ideation, development and delivery of educational products, processes and services for the next generation learning space in the post-Internet post-WTO world. In tune with the emerging…
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The Relation between Banking Industry & Terrorism | Raul Villamarín Rodríguez | TEDxGLAU
Raul Villamarin Rodriguez is a recognized authority on Deception Detection, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Approach, Negotiation, Fraud Examination, Business Communication, Fraud Analysis, Analysis Of Emotions, Emotional Foot printing, Criminal Profiling and Analytical interviewing. This talk was given at…
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7 Summits + 2 Poles | Horacio Galanti | TEDxGrandePrairie
The 7 Summits + 2 Poles Project is a mountain experience and a trip around the world, connecting mountains, people and cultures to discover the power of nature in untamed environments. The presentation will feature the marvels of high altitude landscapes and the lessons learnt while climbing the highest…
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Sustainable Fix for a Disrupted Nature Cycle | Abigail Adebusuyi | TEDxGrandePrairie
Abigail draws on her research experience and technical expertise to provide a critical look at how some groundbreaking research is leading to natural and sustainable solutions to today’s environmental issues. Abigail holds a PhD degree in Microbiology and Biotechnology from the University of Alberta…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Political left, right both inspired by utopian hopes: study
Despite the ideological differences separating liberals and conservatives, they share similar motivations for their political engagement, according to a new study from a University of Illinois at Chicago social psychologist.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Powerful new technique reveals the mechanical environment of cells in their natural habitat, the living embryo
Whether building organs or maintaining healthy adult tissues, cells use biochemical and mechanical cues from their environment to make important decisions, such as becoming a neuron, a skin cell or a heart cell. Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have developed a powerful new technique that reveals for the…
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One Of Your Favorite Affordable Watches Is Even More Affordable
The Timex Weekender came in second, just barely, in the vote for your favorite affordable analog watches. And for good reason. The simple, sleek design looks good and will definitely not break the bank. Grab a timepiece from Amazon today, with a select number of bands, and you’ll only be spending around…
New Scientist – Online news
The campaign against alcohol abuse deserves two cheers
After years of public health messaging alcohol consumption is falling – now we need a sober assessment of how much further to push it
Computerworld
23% off iClever Backlight Bluetooth Folding Keyboard for Smartphone, PC, or Tablet – Deal Alert
This lightweight and super portable keyboard from iClever features a compact design with full standard-size keys, but folds down into ⅓ of the size. This model has a convenient backlight feature with red, blue, or green selectable at two brightness levels, so you can type in every environment from a…
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Help wanted: Canada begins search for chief science adviser
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks to fulfil a key campaign pledge to researchers.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21097
CNET News.com
Bill Gates blogs about his 5 favorite books of 2016 – CNET
Books about tennis and tennis shoes top the Microsoft co-founder’s reading list.
Newswise: SciNews
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?
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Smart baseball gets pitched to pitchers
When baseball pitchers are practising, three of the main things that they try to improve are the ball’s speed, trajectory and spin rate. Currently, one of the ways in which they measure these variables is through the use of imaging systems – although these can be expensive. A group of Taiwan-based…
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One Cool Pool: Cantilevered Design Boasts a Window in the Floor
There’s nothing quite as relaxing as a swimming pool with a view, but cantilever a pool…
Digital Trends
Hololens being adopted as visualization aid for spinal surgery
Microsoft Hololens may still only be in its developmental stage of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s not having an impact. In the case of one orthopaedic surgeon in Santa Catarina, Brazil, it’s helping him perform life-altering spinal surgery in a safe and affordable manner. Spinal surgery is, to say…
Techbargains.com
Sunyear Ultra Slim 88lbs Loading Capacity Fixed TV Wall Mount Bracket $19.99
Sunyear Ultra Slim 88lbs Loading Capacity Fixed TV Wall Mount Bracket $19.99
TechCrunch
The latest Android Nougat update brings a piece of Pixel to Nexus phones
Android 7.1.1 starts going live today as an over-the-air update — a roll out that will continue through the next several weeks to a select number of Google-approved devices, including the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One),…
Gizmodo
Absurd ‘Co-Living Space’ WeLive Is Jacking Up Its Prices
The price of communal living at New York’s WeLive, the lavish space operated by co-working giant WeWork, is about to go up.Read more…
Reason.com Full Feed
The Successful Progressive Conspiracy to Burn a ‘Climate Heretic’
The politics surrounding the science and policy of climate change is really, really nasty. Name-calling and ad hominem attacks are rampant. The recent wikileaks release of John Podesta’s emails (Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign manager) uncovered a remarkable effort by minions at the Center…
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Demand for wearable tech is growing (but not for smartwatches)
If you were hoping the smartwatch market would bounce back from its recent slump when a slew of new models hit the market, you’re about to be disappointed. IDC estimates that wearable device shipments grew ever so slightly (3.1 percent) in the third…
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Five Steps to Get Your Local Economy Back to the Future | Ryan Lilly | TEDxOcala
Economic development is about innovation and marketing (storytelling). Only the purple cow communities will survive. Ryan discusses three parts and five steps to Community Innovation and Marketing: Social Synthesizing – Create systems for bringing people together. Synergistic Spaces – Create spaces…
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Don’t let consumer culture consume your dreams | Dan Perjovschi | TEDxOradea
Art transcends confined spaces. The ivory tower myth is obsolete. Any responsible artist who has a platform carries a big responsibility on his shoulders – to make social statements. Dan Perjovschi lives in Bucharest and Sibiu. He has created personal exhibitions at Tate Modern in London, MoMa New York,…
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Exoskeletons – How tech can improve the human condition | Andras Kapy | TEDxOradea
Innovating globally from a small city is challenging, but can be done by matching your skills and assets to a global problem. Exoskeletons can improve the lives of persons with disabilities from all around the world. Andras comes from a strong tech-background. Even in his childhood years, Andras was…
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Not Hard to Befriend Foreign Workers | Sok Hwee Tan | TEDxPickeringStreet
Making a difference in someone’s life starts by befriending them. A working mother of 2 boys aged 8 and 10 years who finds joy in living simply, and simply living to make this world a better place in ordinary ways… This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New LED display lights help improve taste of milk, researchers find
New LED lights that are being installed in milk display cases across the country do more than just reduce energy bills—they also help milk taste better, Virginia Tech researchers have found.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers study sea spray to improve hurricane intensity forecasting
A University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science research team is studying sea spray to help improve forecasting of hurricanes and tropical cyclones.
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Pennsylvania district attorney’s office is hit by cybercrime
A Pennsylvania prosecutor’s office and two businesses were among hundreds of thousands of victims of an international cybercrime operation disabled by federal authorities and the European Union last week.
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Toys & Games : Star Wars Rogue One Playing Card Tin
The Empire’s new weapon. The Empire AND Rebels all in one deck? This will certainly make the game of War a lot more real. Hopefully we don’t hear blaster shots fired when we close up the tin after a game. $4.99
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Accessories : Rogue One: K2-SO Pendant
K-2SO: imposing, unflappable, unstoppable, even with a 97.6 percent chance of failure. K-2SO is the imposing, unflappable, unstoppable enforcer droid who has been reprogrammed to help the Rebel Alliance uncover the plans to the Death Star. Bluntness and sarcasm not included. $24.99
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Accessories : Death Trooper Plaid Tie
Fashion Trooper. With a little charisma and a fancy tie, we think we can turn the whole stigma of being a Death Trooper on its end. “Death Trooper” has such a negative connotation to it – how about Fashion Trooper instead? $54.99
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Home & Office : Star Wars Lightsaber Immersion Blender
A more elegant blender, for a more civilized meal. The Star Wars Lightsaber Immersion Blender is a more elegant blender for a more civilized meal. Create custom smoothies, salsas, soups, shakes, etc., with a flick of your lightsaber. $34.99
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Accessories : Death Star Mood Pendant Necklace
A comforting reminder that a planet-destroying superweapon is never far away. If only you could tell whether someone had allegiance to the Dark Side just by looking at their necklace. Now at least you can at least tell if they are angry or not with the Death Star Mood Pendant Necklace. $12.99
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Home & Office : Star Wars Death Star Popcorn Maker
That’s no moon. That’s 1100 watts of pure snack-making energy to feed your hungry cosplayers! The Star Wars Death Star Popcorn Maker is no moon. It’s 1100 watts of pure snack-making energy to feed your hungry cosplayers. No oil required! The top half of the Death Star doubles as a bowl. $49.99
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Accessories : Rogue One: Death Trooper 3D Stud Earrings
Nothing is more frightening than a Death Trooper – an elite Stormtrooper who hits what he or she shoots at! These are the best way to carry the scariest face in the empire – elite Stormtroopers who hit what they shoot at. These are made of 316L stainless steel and hypoallergenic. $24.99
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Interests : Stellar LED Bow Set
Give someone a rainBOW. This Stellar LED Bow Set is sure to make your recipients’ eyes sparkle before they even open the package. A set of six, these silver mylar bows have fiber optics in the center that light up with an LED which blinks and pulses as it shifts between colors. $9.99
Mashable
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins reader’s poll for TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’
When it comes to popularity, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems way ahead of the U.S. President Barack Obama and even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  Modi topped the online reader’s poll for TIME’s “Person of the Year,” garnering 18 percent of the votes, the magazine revealed Monday. The magazine…
Lifehacker
This New Law Will Protect Your Negative Yelp Reviews
Last week, Congress passed a law that will make it illegal for companies to retaliate against U.S. consumers who post negative reviews online. Yes, soon you’ll be able to give a bad business one star without having to worry about being bullied or sued.The Consumer Review Fairness Act, first introduced…
Gadget Review
PS4 Slim + 1yr PS Plus and the cheapest HP ProBook this week in Deals
PS4 Slim + 1yr PS Plus and the cheapest HP ProBook this week in Deals Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Did you miss buying a PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 Bundle for $250 on Cyber Monday? A bummer indeed, since the price is back up to the usual $300 at most retailers… except for one. This…
Gizmodo
Scientists Just Used CRISPR to Treat a Horrible Genetic Disorder in Mice
Hemophilia is a devastating genetic condition—without the ability to form blood clots, those who have it risk bleeding to death from even the slightest cut. Read more…
Gizmodo
Westworld Won’t Be Back Until 2018
It’s a good thing the season one finale of Westworld left so many things for viewers to discuss. They’re going to be waiting a long time for it to return.Read more…
Physics News
Scientist designs lamp light operative photodynamic molecules for tumor therapy
UMass Medical School scientist Gang Han, PhD, and his team have designed a new class of molecules used in photodynamic therapy that are able to direct lamp light deep into tissue to kill cancer …
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TCL 65US5800 65″ 4K UHD Roku Smart LED HDTV $649.99
TCL 65US5800 65″ 4K UHD Roku Smart LED HDTV $649.99
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Google Docs adds a quick citation button just in time for finals season
The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be an emotional roller coaster for a college student: first, you get to go home, feast, see your hometown friends; then you head back to school only to realize there are still finals and papers in the way before the extended Christmas break. The last thing…
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Please don’t drain actual swamps — where else would the crocodiles live?
Why would you want to “drain the swamp” when it’s home to crocodiles, snapping turtles, and other wonderful wildlife? That’s what a number of biologists are wondering, after the catchphrase from President-elect Donald Trump took on a life of its own. And so the scientists have rushed to defend the good…
Mashable
This futuristic snowmobile will have you feeling the winter vibes
The ‘Snoped’ may be a prototype, but it is certainly making winter look a whole lot sexier. The design comes from a group in Michigan called ‘Jruiter + Studio’ and they appear to be doing everything but messing around with their innovations.    Read more…More about Mashable Video, Snowmobile, Vehicles,…
TechCrunch
Why education should become more like artificial intelligence
 Artificial intelligence is all around us. It’s in our cars, our homes and our pockets. With all this information, this intelligence, at our fingertips and lips, shouldn’t our educational system catch up? Teaching not rote facts and figures, but instead teaching students the paths to find this knowledge…
werd.com
Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT Wireless Headphones
Unlike most wireless headphones that use a sound-degrading D/A converter to receive a bluetooth audio signal, Audio-Technica’s ATH-DSR9BT uses a different process—a chipset that delivers cleaner, hi-res sound directly to its DLC carbon-coated drivers. This wireless, over-ear model features 24-bit…
werd.com
Definitive Technology W7 Wireless Speaker
This compact 7-inch aluminum cube delivers clean & crisp room-filling wireless sound for music, movies, games, & more. Its powerful audiophile-quality sound comes from 4 aluminum dome tweeters, a 4” dynamic midrange driver, and a pair bass radiators. For purchase information, Click Here
Gigaom
How AI can help detect & filter offensive images and videos
Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning have transformed the way computers understand images and videos. Over the last few years, innovative neural network structures and high-end hardware have helped research teams achieve groundbreaking results in object detection and scene description….
Lifehacker
Anthony Bourdain’s Tips for Making a Better Burger
The burger is a versatile dish, but doing too much with it can make it messy and difficult to eat. And the more flavors you add, the less opportunity the beef has a chance to shine. These tips will help you keep it simple and make the best burger possible.Anthony Bourdain, chef and traveler extraordinaire,…
Gizmodo
Welcome to Nordstrom, Can I Interest You in This Fancy Rock?
The American home is replete with all manner of overpriced baubles and trinkets. But is your idlic suburban ranch house truly complete with an $85 rock in a bespoke leather pouch? Nordstrom thinks not. Read more…
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Misunderstanding the Middle East | Frank Gardner OBE | TEDxYouth@Bath
Having been the fortunate survivor of a deraful atrocity in Saudi Arabia, why would Frank Gardner want to return to the region where he so nearly lost his life? In this talk, Frank describes why the Middle East is so interesting and vibrant, and why he had to go back. Not many people get to survive…
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The Pale Blue Dot | Gareth Patterson | TEDxYouth@GSBSchool
Will humans visit, and possibly colonize Mars in the near future? How will NASA set goals and remain a relevant organization in the future? This Talk explores a variety of possibilities related to future space exploration. Gareth Patterson is a student at Blair Academy, class of ’18. He is fascinated…
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Republicans Vow to Finish the Dakota Access Pipeline Under Trump
This weekend the Army Corps of Engineers said Dakota Access Pipeline won’t go through as planned since it could have destructive environmental consequences. But, as activists know, that doesn’t mean Republicans are done fighting for the oil pipeline. President-Elect Donald Trump and Speaker of the House…
PCWorld
How to get rid of image burn-in on an LCD display
A reader asks: “I use a 32-inch LCD TV for my home office display, connected to my PC using HDMI. I also use it for my PS3 and Wii to prevent a Shining ‘all work and no play’-type incident, so it gets quite a lot of use every day. I left town over the weekend and unthinkingly left a fixed image on the…
Slashdot
Google Preparing ‘Invisible ReCAPTCHA’ System For No User Interaction
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: Google engineers are working on an improved version of the reCAPTCHA system that uses a computer algorithm to distinguish between automated bots and real humans, and requires no user interaction at all. Called “Invisible reCAPTCHA,” and spotted…
Gizmodo
Good News, Ghost Spiders Can Fly
2016 was a difficult year and 2017 doesn’t stand to get any better, so here’s the bad news—the ghost spiders have flown over to a remote island, evolving into new species scientists were previously unaware of. In order to fly, spiders use a technique called ballooning, turning their silk into a sort…
Mashable
Uber’s artificial intelligence ambitions just got bigger
All the big tech companies are making a play in artificial intelligence. You can now undoubtedly count Uber among them. Uber announced on Monday that it acquired AI startup Geometric Intelligence, which will form the core of its new AI Labs.  “The formation of Uber AI Labs, to be directed by Geometric’s…
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From the editors: our favorite projects of 2016
Kicking off our celebration of all the great work that came out of 2016, we have some personal favorites from our writers and editors. We’ll take the time to toast the prize-winners later, but for now, these are a few of the projects that we just loved from 2016:Julia IngallsOMA’s “An Occupation of Loss”Big…
The Awesomer
Foldscope
Price: $20+  | PledgeThe Foldscope is an incredibly affordable flat-pack microscope that’s mostly made of paper. It comes with a lens that provides 140x magnification – on par with four-figure microscopes. The $20 kit comes with prepared and blank slides, an LED lamp and more. More…
Digital Trends
Should you bring the umbrella? A smart design will make that decision for you
As the current course of making devices smarter reaches an absolute fever, a new smart gadget hailing from a team of ex-Samsung engineers just might seem like the trend’s most unusual addition. No, it’s not an artificially intelligent refrigerator or even an autonomous vacuum but rather, a smart umbrella….
Digital Trends
Zyxel’s latest wireless range extender can beam dedicated streams to devices
Networking device manufacturer Zyxel Communications launched a new Wireless AC solution on Monday to extend the wireless connectivity of a home or office network. It’s called the WRE6606 wireless extender, which the company deems as the industry’s first MU-MIMO ready wireless range extender. It’s available…
Digital Trends
Superfast fMRI is first to track human brain activity during thought
Some amazing things are possible using functional MRI (fMRI) technology, but until now it’s still resembled somewhat of a blunt instrument in some ways: able to spot trends in thought, but not quite quick enough to detect the kind of subtle neuronal activity that’s associated with higher order brain…
Digital Trends
With Origin, Grayton creates the most elegant analog smartwatch yet
Smartwatches have been growing in popularity as the designs have become more elegant. Still, they have a hard time competing with the classic style of an analog watch. Grayton has come up with a solution by embedding the tech into the strap. With Grayton’s Origin, you can get the best of both worlds….
Techbargains.com
Klipsch Image S4A II Noise Isolating In Ear Headphones $39.99
Klipsch Image S4A II Noise Isolating In Ear Headphones $39.99
TechCrunch
The clever, absurd RokBlok rides your vinyl’s grooves like a hipster race car
 Sometimes you see a gadget and think simultaneously, “that’s insanely clever,” but also just “that’s insane.” The RokBlok was one of those situations for me: Who but a mad genius would have thought of a record player that propels itself along the groove like a little remote control car? Read More …
WIRED
These Tiny Cyborg Stingrays Are Made Out of Rat Parts
It’s a light-guided, tissue-engineered stingray made out of a rat’s heart cells, a breast implant, and a little gold. The post These Tiny Cyborg Stingrays Are Made Out of Rat Parts appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Standing Rock Protesters Now Have an Unlikely Ally: Time
Thanks to the bureaucratic obstacles erected by the Army’s environmental review, a completed Dakota Access pipeline will likely remain a pipe dream for now. The post Standing Rock Protesters Now Have an Unlikely Ally: Time appeared first on WIRED.
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Prosecutor’s office paid bitcoin ransom in cyberattack
A state prosecutor’s office in Pennsylvania was among hundreds of thousands of victims of a now-shuttered international cybercrime operation, paying nearly $1,400 in a bitcoin ransom to free up its infected computer network, authorities disclosed Monday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New York Times sees digital subscriptions surge
The New York Times has seen an exceptional surge in digital subscriptions in the period just before and after the November election, its top executive said Monday.
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Google Chromebook Pixel 13 Intel Core i5 1.8GHz 13″ 2560×1700 Touch Laptop (4GB/64GB SSD/4G LTE Broadband) $439.99
Google Chromebook Pixel 13 Intel Core i5 1.8GHz 13″ 2560×1700 Touch Laptop (4GB/64GB SSD/4G LTE Broadband) $439.99
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Polaroid Snap Touch 13MP Instant Print Digital Camera w/ ZINK Zero Ink Printing $152.99
Polaroid Snap Touch 13MP Instant Print Digital Camera w/ ZINK Zero Ink Printing $152.99
PCWorld
How to password protect a PDF before sending it by email
A reader asks: “Is there any way to password-protect and lock a sensitive PDF file before sending it as an attachment through email? I cannot afford Adobe Acrobat Pro and free primopdf didn’t work for me. Any help will be appreciated!” The quickest way to do this is to ZIP the PDF file and protect…
Next Big Future
Terrestrial Energy innovates on molten salt reactor design for faster development and easier regulatory approvals
Here is information from an October 2016 Terrestrial Energy presentation on their Integral Molten Salt ReactorIntroduction to Terrestrial Energy• Terrestrial Energy• Commercializing a SMR for 2020s deployment- Cost-competitive with fossil fuel combustion- Ideal for industrial heat and SMR markets• Technology…
FiveThirtyEight
Politics Podcast: Everyone’s Still Mad At Everyone About The Election
 Subscribe: iTunes |ESPN App |Download |RSS |New to podcasts?This week, the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast team talks about the big post-election forum hosted by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, which brought the top brass from the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigns together, along with the…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
john margaritis fills concrete tanks with floating basketballs at VLONE pop-up in wynwood, miami
during miami art week, margaritis has installed a series of five sculptural tanks containing buoyant basketballs that calmly float within heavy rectangular forms. The post john margaritis fills concrete tanks with floating basketballs at VLONE pop-up in wynwood, miami appeared first on designboom |…
TechCrunch
Hacker News calls for “political detox,” critics cry censorship
 Can social media even exist without political debate? What about trolls? Hacker News, the social news site run by Y Combinator, is trying to find out. The head of the Hacker News community since 2014, Daniel Gackle (whose HN handle is “dang”) on Monday initiated a site-wide “Political Detox Week.”…
Digital Trends
Latest Nvidia GeForce drivers optimized for the best Oculus Touch experience
It’s not enough to pick up the latest and greatest GPU for your gaming system. Keeping up with driver updates is the key to making sure you’re running your games as quickly as possible. Nvidia has launched their latest GeForce drivers, version 376.19, with improvements not only for some important games…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
The wettest, wildest water toys of 2016
We get to cover a lot of interesting gadgets and gear here at New Atlas, and it’s easy to become a touch jaded. But there’s one category that still leaves us grinning like kids at a toy convention, year after year: watercraft and water toys. This year was no different, as we saw a number of…
Lifehacker
Display Holiday Cards Without the Clutter with a Simple Ribbon
Hanging your holiday cards is a great way to decorate for the season, but if you have a lot, they can look cluttered or messy. This method is a clean, simple way to keep your cards where you can see them without adding clutter, and all you need is a wide cloth or paper ribbon.All you’ll need is some…
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Brazil judge suspends senate leader facing corruption trial
A supreme court judge in Brazil on Monday suspended the Senate’s powerful speaker, a key ally to President Michel Temer, before he goes on trial for alleged corruption.
Next Big Future
US Air Force will acquire 15,000 improved 2000 pound bunker busters from 2017 through about 2025
The US Air Force (USAF) has issued a draft request for proposals (RfP) for a new 2000 pound penetrator warhead to replace its current BLU-109/B and BLU-109C/B systems.The draft RfP for the BLU-137/B Penetrator Warhead, released on 2 December, covers low-rate initial production (LRIP) and four full-rate…
Next Big Future
Simple Processing Technique Could Cut Cost of Organic PV and Wearable Electronics
A simple solution-based electrical doping technique could help reduce the cost of polymer solar cells and organic electronic devices, potentially expanding the applications for these technologies. By enabling production of efficient single-layer solar cells, the new process could help move organic photovoltaics…
io9
Some Really Cool-Sounding Scifi Films Will Premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival is well-known for debuting some of the best films of any given year. In fact, it’s likely many of your favorite movies of all time have premiered at Sundance—and next year, that may happen again.Read more…
VentureBeat
How AI can spot fake online reviews
GUEST: It is sad to report that, as a people, we have become less trusting in the world around us and the institutions we engage with on a daily basis. According to Gallup, confidence in institutions such as banks, government, and the police (to name a few) have decreased over the past 10 years. When…
VentureBeat
Android Nougat hits 0.4% adoption after 3 months
Google today released new statistics about adoption of different versions of its Android mobile operating system. They show that Android 7.0 Nougat, which was first released in September, is now running on 0.4 percent of Android devices. The percentage is certainly small, but the base is large. Android…
VentureBeat
Steam is where you should build your VR game library — even if you own an Oculus Rift
I don’t know which company is going to make the best next-generation virtual reality headset, but I do know that chances are good that it will work with the apps you buy on the Steam PC gaming platform. Oculus releases its Touch motion controllers this week (December 6), and they feature some impressive…
VentureBeat
Is AI more evil than nuclear weapons?
GUEST: A few weeks ago, Montreal-based AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio launched Element AI, a Silicon Valley-style startup incubator dedicated to deep learning. Despite its modest (but growing) startup scene, Montreal is already a hotbed in AI talent, with a trove of deep learning researchers across the city….
The Next Web
Review: Fluance’s ginormous Bluetooth speakers have the sound to match
Colloquially speaking, Bluetooth speakers are synonymous with portable speakers. But audio company Fluance doesn’t give a darn about your preconceptions. Fluance’s Fi70 are pretty much the biggest Bluetooth speakers you can buy. It’s an all-in-one sound system is almost comically huge, but also kind…
Inside Science
Excessive Pubic Hair Grooming Linked to Higher Rates of STIs
Excessive Pubic Hair Grooming Linked to Higher Rates of STIs Shaving and grooming may create an opportunity for infections to spread. shaving_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: 2M media/ Sutterstock …
Macworld
How to remove a previous owner’s Apple ID from a used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
A reader asks: “I got a used iPod touch recently, and everything seems fine except that when I attempt to log into iTunes, the previous owner’s Apple ID pops-up and it requests a password. How can I get rid of this so that I can use my own Apple ID?” Apple’s iOS devices—including the iPhone, iPad,…
Lifehacker
Lifehacker Is Hiring a Writer
Lifehacker is looking for a new voice! You’ll need experience, an eye for tech and productivity, and above all, a love of Lifehacker and of helping people live their very best lives. Sound like you? Here’re the details.Read more…
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Best Secure Android Mobile Browsers:
What is the most secure mobile browser? Most private android browser As we all use our phones throughout the day, regardless of sending email or accessing and editing work documents.
Mashable
Snapchat might be trying to bring video games to your Story
If a flurry of 3D-centric job postings is any indication, your Snap Stories will probably be getting a lot more animated and interactive in the not-so-distant future.  SEE ALSO: Sextacles: How Snapchat’s new Spectacles are being used in the sack Business Insider noticed the influx of newly opened roles,…
TechCrunch
GoDaddy buys WordPress services startup WP Curve
 Web-hosting firm GoDaddy is beefing up its services after it acquired WP Curve, a startup offering services and support for WordPress websites. The deal is undisclosed, but it will see NYSE-listed GoDaddy pick up WP Curve’s customer base, assets and “a few dozen” of its 39-person team, the firm told…
DigsDigs
38 Outdoor Christmas Trees That Wow
We can’t imagine a Christmas without a tree, and we’ve spoken a lot about Christmas trees and their décor but never about outdoor ones. Outdoor Christmas trees can make a statement on your porch or become a focal point of your garden, and there are many ideas to decorate them, not speaking about different…
Mashable
Muslim-owned restaurant is offering free meals to the homeless this Christmas
A Turkish restaurant in London has decided to celebrate Christmas with a loving act of charity. Shish Restaurant, which is Muslim-owned and based in Sidcup, is offering free meals to the homeless over the coming holiday period, The Telegraph reports. SEE ALSO: Woman hung 10,000 rainbow Christmas lights…
Scientific American Content: Global
Stopping Splashes With Smarter Surfaces
Understanding the physics of how a liquid splashes when it hits a surface is allowing researchers to design new surfaces that limit splashing.   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Russia, China veto UN resolution on Aleppo truce
Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo.
PCWorld
How to get a word count with Microsoft Office for iPad
A reader asks:  “How can I see the word count of a document when using Microsoft Office for iPad?” In the Office for iPad app, open the document you want to see the word count for, and do the following:Tap the “Review” tab in the Ribbon. Tap the second icon from the left—it has three long lines, three…
Lifehacker
Most Popular How-To Guides of 2016
Step-by-step guides are our bread and butter here at Lifehacker, and you seem to enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy writing them. From start to finish, here are the best how-to guides we published in 2016.The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (macOS Sierra) Building a hackintosh—that…
Desire This | The Best of Everything
HyperDrive 45Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Dongle
HyperDrive 45Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Dongle HyperDrive is a unique Thunderbolt 3 USB-C dongle specifically designed for the 2016 MacBook Pro. It is the first dongle in the market to utilizes two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the MacBook Pro to deliver the fastest 45Gb/s bandwidth across 7 ports (HDMI,…
Archinect – News
Send your ideas to the 2016 Chicago Prize “On the Edge” competition
Visionary plans, policy, and infrastructure have all played crucial roles in the development of the city and consequently in the definition of its edge. Today, conflicting interests regarding ownership, use, and value of the Lakefront have produced a stalemate of what this civic treasure could become.A…
Digital Trends
Smaller may be better: Cleo pocket photography drone made for the average consumer
Camera drones are a wonderful thing. They get shots that we can’t get on our own. Whether it’s a familiar hike or someplace new, a camera drone can provide a new perspective. Unfortunately, these were not made for the average consumer. They can be big and expensive, and require flight practice with…
Digital Trends
Styr Labs Fitness Ecosystem review
When you commit to the gym, you get a full body workout, whether it’s all in one go, or spread over different weekdays concentrating on different parts of the body at a time. Either way, it’s a one-stop shop for the fit and (possibly) healthy. Styr Labs (pronounced “stir”) wants to emulate this with…
TechCrunch
Court upholds warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens under Section 702
 The U.S. federal appeals court has ruled in United States v. Mohamud, a case that began with a 2010 holiday bomb plot and will end with unique implications for the private digital communications of American citizens. Digital privacy advocates had hoped that the appeals case might prompt reform for…
The Next Web
‘Digle’ wants to gamify search for uber-specific queries
As user-friendly as Google is, sometimes complex searches are best left to the experts. UK startup ‘Digle’ wants to change the way we search for hyper-specific queries. Rather than digging in and sorting through pages of un-optimized sites, Digle gives you the option to hand the task off to someone else….
SlashGear
Leap Motion wants to rid mobile VR of controllers
No matter the visual, and even aural, fidelity of virtual and augmented reality headsets, the illusion starts to break down the moment you want to grab something in the synthetic worlds. You can’t, at least not literally. We are, instead, limited to input devices like sticks or, worse, gamepads, especially…
Mashable
How Oculus and 3D printers will let artists sculpt with digital clay
Now that we finally have the Oculus Rift’s Touch controllers, VR gaming on the platform is about to get a lot more interactive. However, based on a video released by Oculus on Monday, the best use of the Touch controller may turn out be Medium, a software tool from Oculus that allows you to sculpt with…
BBC News – World
Five things you might not know about Ghana election
The Ghanaian presidential election is about to take place.
BBC News – World
Oakland fire: Death toll rises to 36 and ‘will increase’
A criminal inquiry opens into a fire that killed dozens of people at a warehouse party in California.
io9
In 2019 We Might Finally Get Our Space Coins
On Monday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that requires the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a special commemorate coin for the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo moon landing. The bill, titled H.R. 2726 demands the Treasury create a variety of convex coins “to more closely resemble the…
Computerworld
Obama cybersecurity plan faces uncertain fate under Trump
U.S. consumers could one day see cybersecurity ratings on technology products, much like today’s EnergyStar ratings, if the findings of a government-sponsored cybersecurity commission are heeded. Although like much in Washington right now, a lot depends on  incoming U.S. President Donald Trump and his…
Computerworld
AT&T means business with planned 5G trial at Intel
5G and its multi-gigabit cellular speeds probably won’t hit the market until 2020, but one corporate customer of AT&T is about to taste what it may be like.AT&T is launching its first customer trial of 5G technologies – the first 5G trial for any business user in the U.S., the carrier believes….
BBC News – World
How trees helped an infertile woman
How planting trees helped a 105-year-old Indian woman cope with infertility
BBC News – World
100 Women 2016: Christine and the Queens on being pansexual
Heloise Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens, talks pansexuality and rejecting gender stereotypes.
BBC News – World
100 Women 2016: Tackling the root of a Stem deficit
The BBC 100 Women season speaks with three Arab women who fought sexism in their maths careers.
Mashable
Plenty of GIF and emoji fun with Android’s latest update
Google’s latest Android update has arrived and it comes with a new set of emoji. The company is now starting to roll out the Android 7.1 update, which includes its new gender-diverse emoji. It also includes new home screen shortcuts for apps and support for GIF keyboards. SEE ALSO: The 10 best features…
VentureBeat
PewDiePie threatens to quit YouTube over claims of sabotage
Video star PewDiePie said in a bizarre rant that he believes YouTube is sabotaging his channel. The Swedish YouTuber also said that he will going to delete his YouTube account because Google’s video service has been penalizing him in some way, leading to a dip in popularity. In a second video, he reiterated…
VentureBeat
How machine learning and AI will impact your marketing forever (VB Live)
VB LIVE: We’re calling it: AI has forced a marketing paradigm shift, driving personalized, real-time, right-place consumer engagement at significantly lower cost. Join our latest interactive VB Live event in the new year to find out how to use AI to disrupt, instead of be disrupted. Register here for…
VentureBeat
What do you do when someone ‘steals’ your amazing idea?
GUEST: The subject line read: “did you see this?” The message was from my editor Jen. “Nir, I saw the headline on this story and thought it might be written by you—but no!” she wrote. “Very weird.” I instantly clicked on the link she’d sent. It was uncanny! An article written by Christopher Mele at…
Slashdot
California State Senator Introduces Bill That Would Mandate Reporting of ‘Superbug’ Infections, Deaths
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: A California state senator introduced a bill on Monday that would mandate reporting of antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths and require doctors to record the infections on death certificates when they are a cause of death. The legislation also aims…
BBC News – World
Three questions about the Italian referendum
We provide three answers.
BBC News – World
DR Congo: Tribal clashes leave 31 dead
At least 31 people die in weekend clashes between tribal militia and security forces in DR Congo.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
RRAM could give “rise” to more energy efficient 3D chips
Pioneered by Stanford engineers a few years ago, resistive random-access memory (RRAM) is an emerging type of computer memory based on a new semiconductor material that relies on temperature and voltage to store data. While it’s proven faster and more energy efficient than current technology,…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Corbin Sparrow electric three-wheeler, now with dimpled backside
Ahead of its time when first conceived in the 90s, the Corbin Sparrow is back. The fully enclosed, electric, single-seat, three-wheel city commuter out of Hollister, California features bizarre golf ball dimpling all over the rear surfaces for superior aerodynamics. We spoke to Mike Corbin…
Mashable
Someone compiled 262 movies from 2016 into a legendary trailer
When movie buffs put their useless knowledge to good use … Clark Zhu, an editor from California, edited together short clips from roughly 262 films that were released this year to make an epic, eight-minute, five-part trailer.  Most of it is underscored by classic, dramatic music. You know the…
BBC News – World
South Korean firms face rare corruption hearing
South Korean lawmakers question eight major firms in hearings over high-level corruption allegations.
BBC News – World
White House looks to reassure China after Trump-Taiwan call
The White House seeks to reassure China after President-elect Trump spoke to Taiwan’s president.
Engadget RSS Feed
Netflix updated its video encoding to make downloads look better
From time to time, Netflix updates the technology it’s using to convert and compress each of the digital copies of movies it streams to customers. Because people watch from so many different platforms, in so many different situations, it has to be re…
Physics News
Engineers find that a new memory technology may be more energy efficient than previously thought
Scientists often discover interesting things without completely understanding how they work. That has been the case with an experimental memory technology in which temperature and voltage work …
GearBest Blog
Best Wish List for Merry Christmas
Christmas is coming. Bringing your good wishes of happiness this Christmas day in Gearbest. Merry Christmas! These will be my top 10 items in Merry Xmas Flash Sale. they are just a few of the many items available in this fantastic event so why not take a look and see what you can find? 1. Xiaomi Redmi…
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Apple says iPhone 7 video is as good as a movie camera – CNET
Technically Incorrect: In a new ad, Cupertino encourages you to direct the movie of your kids’ lives.
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Implantable device targets cancer, other illnesses with controlled long-term drug delivery
A drug-delivery capsule directly implanted into a cancerous tumor (credit: Lyle Hood/UTSA) A new drug-delivery system based on an tiny implantable capsule could “revolutionize” the delivery of medicine to treat cancer and a host of other diseases and ailments, according to researchers at The University…
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TiVo appears to be testing cloud DVR recording
While a few companies have tried on network/cloud DVR features, TiVo has always been associated with storage that’s sitting right in your living room. Previous leaks pointed to a new TiVo box, codenamed Mantis, that might do network recording of OTA…
Jetson Green
Prefab Container Home Large enough to Fit a Family
Here is another creation by Custom Container Living, the shipping container architecture firm out of Archie, Missouri. This one has a generous floor plan, and is large enough for a family to live in comfortably. The home was built out of a single, standard 40 ft (12 m) shipping container, which…
9to5Mac
After adding offline playback, Netflix becomes top grossing app in the US for the first time
Netflix has long been one of the most popular iOS apps, but over recent months, the company has seen its revenue from the mobile increase exponentially. As noted in the latest data from analytics firm SensorTower, Netflix recently cracked the number spot on the Top Grossing charts in the United States…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Children’s early math knowledge related to later achievement
Educators, policymakers, and parents have begun to focus more on children’s math learning in the earliest years. Yet parents and teachers still find it challenging to know which kinds of early math skills merit attention in the classroom. Determining how to help children achieve in math is important,…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
the super jet capsule ensures luxurious convenience from ship to shore
with a new ‘sporty and seductive’ design, the capsule provides luxurious water travel while keeping you dry and out of reach of the suns rays. The post the super jet capsule ensures luxurious convenience from ship to shore appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Using the force
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 Whether building organs or maintaining healthy adult tissues, cells use biochemical and mechanical cues from their environment to make important decisions, such as becoming a neuron, a skin cell or a heart cell. Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have developed a powerful…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
“Coolest of the Cool” Exotic Ideas for Gift Shopping
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 Japan Press Network (JPN) has just published its semi-annual Asian Expo Buyer`s Guide, a one-of-a-kind catalogue of exotic gift ideas that wholesalers and retailers alike can use to source unique items for import and resale. The Guide reflects a culling of the…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Scientists shed light on the climate-changing desert dust fertilizing our oceans
Leeds, UK (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 The way in which man-made acids in the atmosphere interact with the dust that nourishes our oceans has been quantified by scientists for the first time. In the international study led by the University of Leeds, researchers have pinpointed how much phosphate “fertiliser”…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
A new dead zone in the Indian Ocean could impact future marine nutrient balance
Odense M, Denmark (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 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. These dead zones are well known off the western coasts…
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Syrian crisis altered region’s land and water resources
Stanford CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 The Syrian civil war and subsequent refugee migration caused sudden changes in the area’s land use and freshwater resources, according to satellite data analyzed by Stanford researchers. The findings, published in the Dec. 5 issue of Proceedings of the National…
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Snow data from satellites improves temperature predictions
Austin TX (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 Researchers with The University of Texas at Austin have found that incorporating snow data collected from space into computer climate models can significantly improve seasonal temperature predictions. The findings, published in November in Geophysical Research Letters,…
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During last interglacial, Antarctica warned 3 times more than global average
Berkeley CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 Following Earth’s last ice age, which peaked 20,000 years ago, the Antarctic warmed between two and three times the average temperature increase worldwide, according to a new study by a team of American geophysicists. The disparity – Antarctica warmed about 11 degrees…
Mises Institute
Will Europe’s Labor Laws Kill the Gig Economy?
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssFree MarketsWill Europe’s Labor Laws Kill the Gig Economy? Political TheoryValue and Exchange 0 Views The new gig-economy seems to struggle with the ancien world’s regulations. Uber lost a first judicial battle in the United Kingdom. The California-based firm…
Mises Institute
Why Indian-Tribe Sovereignty Is Important
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssU.S. HistoryWhy Indian-Tribe Sovereignty Is Important Political Theory 0 Views In the midst of the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, Trump’s transition team has suggested that it may pursue efforts to “privatize” Indian reservation lands as a way of…
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Tangled threads weave through cosmic oddity
Munich, Germany (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 New observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the intricate structure of the galaxy NGC 4696 in greater detail than ever before. The elliptical galaxy is a beautiful cosmic oddity with a bright core wrapped in system of dark, swirling,…
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Space exploration plans unveiled
Beijing (XNA) Dec 02, 2016 The Chinese Academy of Sciences’ National Space Science Center has officially unveiled five space exploration plans to be accomplished during the 13th Five Year Plan period (2016-20). These include + an Einstein Probe satellite that will carry two X-ray telescopes…
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UCLA astronomers watch star clusters spewing out dust
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 Galaxies are often thought of as sparkling with stars, but they also contain gas and dust. Now, a team led by UCLA astronomers has used new data to show that stars are responsible for producing dust on galactic scales, a finding consistent with long-standing theory….
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NASA’s Sun-Observing IRIS Mission
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 While it seems static from our vantage point on Earth 93 million miles away, the sun is constantly changing. Under the influence of complex magnetic forces, material moves throughout the solar atmosphere and can burst forth in massive eruptions. NASA’s Interface…
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Arizona Astronomers Characterize Smallest Known Asteroid
Flagstaff AZ (SPX) Dec 01, 2016 A team of astronomers have obtained observations of the smallest asteroid – with a diameter of only two meters (six feet) – ever characterized in detail. The asteroid, named 2015 TC25, is also one of the brightest near-Earth asteroids ever discovered, reflecting 60…
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GREGOR first results published in special issue of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 A special issue of Astronomy and Astrophysics contains a series of scientific articles, which are based on data obtained with the GREGOR solar telescope in 2014 and 2015. This period represents the initial phase of scientific use, and was carried out jointly by all…
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Arianespace’s Vega scores its eighth success in orbiting Gokturk-1 for Turkey
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Dec 06, 2016 The Vega lightweight launcher continued its track record of success, lofting the Gokturk-1 Earth observation spacecraft from the Spaceport on a mission that adds another operator to those entrusting their initial payloads for launch by Arianespace. Departing…
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NASA Research Helps Take Silver-Zinc Batteries from Idea to the Shelf
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 02, 2016 We often imagine that inventions are born whole: a eureka moment that changes history. But that’s rarely how it happens. One technology that exemplifies the long, hard slog of creation is the silver-zinc battery, more than two centuries in the making. Today, the battery,…
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A horizontal structure with a front door
Replacing a parking lot in Pioneer Square, a designated historic district, required the developer to clear many hurdles. The design went through several versions before it won the approval of city officials, who vetted materials, signage and even color choices. In one concession, the sides of the Weyerhaeuser…
PCWorld
Microsoft’s new Zo chatbot dodges politics, doesn’t always make sense
Microsoft is taking another shot at giving users a friendly AI-driven bot conversation partner. On Monday, the company released Zo, a chatbot that users can converse with on Kik, the popular messaging platform. Zo is a follow-up to Tay, the tech giant’s first foray into friendly, English-speaking chatbots….
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Samsung boss denies role in presidential scandal
Samsung Electronics vice chairman and de facto boss of the conglomerate has apologized for its involvement in the country’s biggest political scandal, but has denied any direct wrongdoing.
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NASA Spinoff shows off space tech that helps on Earth – CNET
The tech NASA designs for space often has really interesting applications here on Earth too.
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Sound Blaster Z SBX PCIE Gaming Sound Card – Superb High Performance Sound Card
This sound card is an excellent choice to complete your PC game machine build. It has a Sound Blaster beamforming microphone for crystal clear voice communication.
Gear Patrol
GP100: The 12 Best Home Products of the Year
Our picks for the finest products launched in 2016. …Read More »
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15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Techie
Tech can be affordable. It can also fit in a stocking. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: December 6, 2016
How to save on a NEMO sleeping bag, a 50-foot extension cord and Kenneth Cole pants. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: December 6, 2016
Ultra-cozy leather slippers, a new GoPro accessory, a wool shirt jacket that’d make your grandfather proud, and much more. …Read More »
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Is RNA splicing the key to a longer and healthier life?
Thanks to advances in medical science over the past century, humans have never lived longer than we do right now. But longer doesn’t necessarily mean healthier, and those who reach the ripe old age of 100 might spend almost half their life battling age-related chronic disease. Now, a Harvard…
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NSW government seeks partner to trial Uber-like public transport
The state government department is seeking an industry partner to help it trial on-demand public transport services.
Mashable
Sticky tape playground is probably the most fun art installation ever
Ever found yourself sitting at home surrounded by a spare 24 cases of packing tape and thought “How I am ever going to use this?” A group of installation artists have finally solved the excess tape problem that plagues our living rooms, in the most inventive way imaginable. The TapeScape project has…
BBC News – World
Syria: Celebrations as families return to homes in Aleppo
Families loyal to Syrian President Assad celebrate as they return to Aleppo after the government retakes territory.
SlashGear
LG G6 rumors: waterproof, wireless charging, non-modular
If rumors and leaks were truly prophetic, then we practically have a near complete image of the LG G6’s key features. Those rumors have been pretty consistent in what LG’s next flagship will have. Or, more importantly, what it won’t have. According to the latest sources, the G6 will indeed ditch the…
Digital Trends
Google Maps imagery is about to get even better thanks to a new eye in the sky
Just when you thought Google Maps couldn’t get any better, up pops imagery specialist DigitalGlobe with the first aerial picture from its recently launched WorldView-4 satellite. Snapped from 617 kilometers (383 miles) above Earth at the end of last month, the pin-sharp picture shows Tokyo’s Yoyogi…
BBC News – World
LRA commander Dominic Ongwen to go on trial at ICC
Dominic Ongwen becomes the first Lords Resistance Army commander to go on trial at the ICC.
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Federal report recommends teaching self-regulation in schools
A new federal report recommends that schools emphasize building children’s “self-regulation” skills in order to increase opportunities for student success in a number of areas. The recommendation is one of several in the report, the fourth in a series on self-regulation research and practice from the…
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Rhode Island School of Design works with NASA on Mars suit
When scientists are trying to figure out how to live in near-isolation in a dome to simulate a Mars mission, the last thing they’ll need is an ill-fitting space suit. So one of the nation’s top design schools has come to the rescue.
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Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit is denied?
The Army Corps of Engineers’ refusal to grant a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross beneath the Missouri River has focused more attention on alternative routes, but several other options already have been considered and rejected as being more risky and expensive.
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India-backed Australia mega coal mine to start work mid-2017
A controversial India-backed Aus$21.7 billion (US$16 billion) giant coal project near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is set to start construction by the middle of next year, the miner said Tuesday.
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Canada caribou and monarch butterfly “endangered”: experts
Canada’s caribou population has reached “all-time low” levels, particularly in the eastern Arctic, where the animal was classified as endangered Monday along with the monarch butterfly, according to a committee of scientific experts.
Popular Mechanics
Incredible explosions captured by Ken Hermann
Pictured above are incredible photographs of explosions captured by Copenhagen-based photographer Ken Hermann. The post Incredible explosions captured by Ken Hermann appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Disney Research wants to make VR haptics as immersive as visuals
The framework of  the VR360HD app. The game engine renders animated audiovisual and haptic media defined by triggers and user behaviors and associates them with a VR media stream. Haptics is played back on a passive user sitting on or wearing a haptic device. (credit: Disney Research) Disney Research…
Brain Pickings
The Glass Universe: How Harvard’s Unsung Female Astronomers Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos Decades Before Women Could Vote
The untold story of the trailblazing women scientists and patrons who catalogued the stars and helped prove that the universe is expanding. “No woman should say, ‘I am but a woman!’ But a woman! What more can you ask to be?” trailblazer Maria Mitchell admonished the first class of female astronomers…
SlashGear
2017 Moto X leak photos try to prove it’s real
Rumors of the Moto X’s death are exaggerated, or so the saying goes. Considering how Lenovo and Moto didn’t exactly pull one out of its hat this year, it’s all too easy to conclude its death, despite the company insisting otherwise. This latest pair of leaked photos, then, go in Lenovo’s favor and proves…
BBC News – World
100 Women 2016: The Arab women told ‘Girls don’t do maths’
The BBC 100 Women season speaks with three Arab female mathematicians to get their advice for younger girls.
BBC News – World
Israeli MPs advance bill to legalise West Bank outposts
Israeli MPs give initial approval to a bill to legalise thousands of West Bank settlement homes.
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Brickbat: Getting Drilled
The good news is that the Tomah, Wisconsin, Veterans Affairs Medical Center is offering free screenings for hepatitis and HIV to 592 veterans. The bad news is that they are doing this because a VA dentist did not properly clean equipment between patients.
Mashable
Hyperloop Technologies in talks with government for trial runs in India
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies may have found a new place to perform trial runs: India.  Top executive at the American research company says they are eager to come to India and begin trials for their high-speed transportation technology in the country. The company, which works on the concept…
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MECOOL BB2 PRO TV Box, only $75.99, features 3GB RAM+16GB ROM
MECOOL BB2 PRO Android 6.0 TV Box 3GB DDR4 + 16GBOnly $75.99Coupon: GBMBB2PDescription: It is the first DDR4 model, MECOOL BB2 PRO features 3GB DDR4 RAM, and 16GB ROM capacity, which supports the box running smoothly. Additionally, support the latest version KODI 17.0 pre-loaded is absolutely the nice…
BBC News – World
North Korea ‘hacks South’s military cyber command’
A South Korean military unit set up to prevent hacking appears to have been breached by the North.
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S. Korea expands cull to contain bird flu
South Korea on Tuesday said it was expanding a cull of chickens and ducks to try to contain a damaging bird flu outbreak.
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China users complain of combustible iPhones: consumer watchdog
Several Chinese iPhone users have claimed that their handsets caught fire or exploded, according to a Shanghai consumer watchdog which called on tech giant Apple to address the complaints.
The Next Web
November in Africa: Tech funding news and gig-economy developments
Funding to African tech companies has been on the rise for some time, but November was a bumper month, with several major rounds. The raising was led by drone delivery company Zipline, which is using drones to deliver medical supplies to rural areas in Rwanda. The company has raised $25 million to expand…
Slashdot
White House Silence Seems To Confirm $4 Billion ‘Computer Science For All’ K-12 Initiative Is No More
theodp writes: “2016 as a year of action builds on a decade of national, state, and grassroots activity to revitalize K-12 computer science education,” reads the upbeat White House blog post kicking off Computer Science Education Week. But conspicuous by its absence in the accompanying fact sheet for…
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This technology could replace batteries in phones, laptops and cars
Fed up with your smartphone battery’s lack of longevity? Or any other piece of hardware’s, for that matter? The good news is that the humble battery as we know it could be replaced by high-energy density super-capacitors, following a technological leap with the latter.In what is described as ground-breaking…
Digital Trends
Disney performs some tooth-based magic for more lifelike digital doubles
Despite all the technology at hand, computer-generated imagery of humans can still look a little ropey, with teeth perhaps proving the greatest challenge when it comes to accuracy. If it’s a digital double you’re after, the process usually requires diving into the subject’s mouth with a scanner, or…
Fast Company
How To Defend Your Brain Against Fake News
Hint: There are no shortcuts. Hint: There are no shortcuts.The U.S. presidential election last month did more than just open the front door to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to Donald Trump. It’s also initiated a period of national soul searching about how we get our news. Facebook in…
Fast Company
This Global Startup Lets Employees Personalize Their Holiday Time Off
When your team is spread out all over the world, it’s sometimes easier to let employees write their own holiday schedules. When your team is spread out all over the world, it’s sometimes easier to let employees write their own holiday schedules.Some people might be surprised to…
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Analysis of the quahog clam reveals how the oceans affected the climate over the past 1,000 years
A study of the longest-living animal on Earth, the quahog clam, has provided researchers with an unprecedented insight into the history of the oceans.
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Growing mosquito populations linked to urbanization and DDT’s slow decay
Mosquito populations have increased as much as ten-fold over the past five decades in New York, New Jersey, and California, according to long-term datasets from mosquito monitoring programs. The number of mosquito species in these areas increased two- to four-fold in the same period.
TechCrunch
RiftCat lets you play high-end 3D games on cheap VR headsets
 VR systems like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift are really cool but also really expensive. That’s why RiftCat created a new app, VRidge, that lets you play rich PC-based VR content on small devices like Google Cardboard and Gear VR, giving you the opportunity to try VR games without spending a few…
TechCrunch
GoEuro in talks with Uber to loop in last mile transport
 European long distance travel booking platform GoEuro is in talks with Uber about an integration to cover the last mile of a journey, an area GoEuro does not focus on. The startup does share an investor with Uber — with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers joining its $70M Series C round last month….
TechCrunch
BenevolentBio’s artificial intelligence could discover a better treatment for ALS
 What if the drug that could effectively treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the paralyzing neurological disease that skyrocketed into the public consciousness thanks to the ice bucket challenge, already exists? That’s the question confronting Jackie Hunter, CEO of BenevolentBio. Hunter runs the biomedical…
Mashable
This photo sums up how much the world has changed in 2016
We can all agree that 2016 was the year anti-establishment politics became mainstream in the West, sending shockwaves across traditional political parties.  SEE ALSO: Yes, you should care about Italy’s referendum One photo taken in April at the G5 in Hanover pretty much sums up this sentiment.  It…
The Next Web
Pokémon Go leak hints at massive Starbucks partnership and possibly a new creature
It appears Niantic might be teaming up with Starbucks to launch a massive Pokemon Go update that will see the coffeehouse franchise become a sponsored location inside the game – and also introduce a new Pokémon-themed Frappuccino. A series of leaked internal memos from Starbucks employees suggest the…
TechCrunch
Open Bionics partners with NHS for a feasibility study to bring bionic hands to the U.K. health system
 Open Bionics is a U.K. startup making bionic hands for patients needing prosthetics and co-founder of the company Samantha Payne came onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to tell us about a new deal between Open Bionics and the National Health Service (NHS) to bring new technologies to amputees….
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Rail service connecting Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris suspended
The main rail link between Charles de Gaulle airport and the city will be closed all day Tuesday after an overhead electrical line got caught in a train and was “ripped down for at least a kilometre”, according to rail authorities.
BBC News – World
Fifteen Saudi Shia sentenced to death for ‘spying for Iran’
A court in Saudi Arabia sentences 15 people to death and 15 others to prison for spying for Iran.
BBC News – World
Pablo Escobar’s hired killer ‘robbed in Colombia’
A hired killer for late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar says he was robbed in Medellin.
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The Morning After: Tuesday December 6, 2016
Hey there, it’s the Morning After! Oculus Touch has two pretty good reasons to stay inside this winter, and Amazon is killing checkout lines.
Big Think
The European Regions Where Women Earn More Than Men
Here, it’s men who suffer from a (reverse) gender pay gapRead More
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VR experiences will be the trippy drugs of the future, says Microsoft
If you’re currently waiting around on shady street corners to pick up your trippy highs, the tech of the future may provide easier, more legal ways to open the doors of perception.That’s according to a group of futurist researchers at Microsoft, who have been examining the potential social impact of…
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Algorithm reads millions of posts on parenting sites in bid to understand online misinformation
There’s a special logic to the flow of posts on a forum or message board, one that’s easy to parse by someone who’s spent a lot of time on them but kinda hard to understand for those who haven’t.Researchers at UCLA are working on teaching computers to understand these structured narratives within chronological…
Computerworld
Microsoft Word vs. Google Docs: Which works better for business?
Have you been thinking of reassessing which word processor your business should standardize on? The obvious choices are the two best known: Microsoft Word and Google Docs. But which is better?Online photos and researchTracking changes in a documentTo read this article in full or to leave a comment,…
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hoerboard’s Com.Four DJ stand combines retro design with storage space
the ‘Com.Four’ DJ stand from hoerboard combines evocative 1960’s design with functionality and storage space. designed as a sideboard, the retro-styled workstation can offer space for 350 records. The post hoerboard’s Com.Four DJ stand combines retro design with storage space appeared first on designboom…
Computerworld
With A.I. announcement, Mastercard goes for the hype
Corporations and politicians share a tendency to say things that are narrowly true, though a lack of context renders the statements misleading. Mastercard on Nov. 30 offered a terrific example of this in the security arena.On that day, the card brand rolled out something it calls Decision Intelligence,…
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TomTom Go Live 1535TM 5in GPS w/ Lifetime Map and Traffic Updates $89.99
TomTom Go Live 1535TM 5in GPS w/ Lifetime Map and Traffic Updates $89.99
Digital Trends
Zuckerberg demos new features that could be hitting Facebook in 2017
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just offered up a behind-the-scenes look at some seriously cool tech that his company is developing for its various platforms. The social network’s founder took to Facebook Live to play around with some of the prototypes and updates built by the firm’s engineers during this…
Digital Trends
Meizu H1 Band is China’s answer to Fitbit at just a quarter of the price
Between the gym memberships, the juice routines, and the fitness trackers, staying healthy can be an expensive endeavor. But now, there is a new wearable that hopes to help you cut down on cost — at least as far as the tech is concerned. Meet the new H1 Band from Chinese consumer electronics company…
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Asian countries dominate, science teaching criticised in survey
Asian countries dominated the top places in the latest PISA survey that measures skills among high school students released on Tuesday, but the report criticised the teaching of science in many countries.
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Indonesia expands protection for peatlands
Indonesia has extended legal protection for its wetlands and peat bogs by expanding a ban on the conversion of these carbon-rich swamps into plantations.
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River blindness vaccine to begin cattle trials
A new vaccine with the potential to prevent millions of cases of blindness is a step closer to commercialisation.
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Progress on deep meridional overturning circulation in the South China Sea
The MOC is the meridional-vertical circulation that affects redistribution of energy and global materials like fresh water, carbon, etc. Related studies show that MOC has strong implications for the long-term variation of ENSO, the position of the Intertropical Convergence Zone and the marine ecosystem,…
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New telescope chip offers clear view of alien planets
Scientists have developed a new optical chip for a telescope that enables astronomers to have a clear view of alien planets that may support life.
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Scientists build new ultrasound device using 3-D printing technology
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new ultrasound device that produces sharper images through 3-D printed lenses.
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Time constraints and the competition determine a hunter’s decision to shoot
What prompts a hunter to shoot an animal after it is spotted? Wageningen and Norwegian researchers studied more than 180,000 choice situations where hunters had spotted an animal and had to decide whether or not to shoot. They found that competition among hunters and the season coming to an end led to…
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Image: Vega lofts Turkey’s Earth observation satellite
Arianespace today launched a Vega rocket on a commercial mission to deliver a Turkish Earth observation satellite into orbit.
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Humans play computer game using only direct brain stimulation
In the Matrix film series, Keanu Reeves plugs his brain directly into a virtual world that sentient machines have designed to enslave mankind.
Gigaom
AWS Re:Invent parting thoughts: The post-hybrid technology landscape will be multiplatform
As I flew away from Amazon Web Services’ Re:Invent developer conference, my first thought was how there is far, far more going on than anyone can keep up to date with. This issue has dogged me for some time, indeed every time I tried to make headway writing the now-complete book Smart Shift, I was repeatedly…
Physics News
Superior crystals grown from levitating droplets
Crystals that don’t experience mechanical stress during growth have superior quality. Levitating liquid metal is the idea behind the project ‘Perfecting metal crystals’ led by the University …
TechSpot
Latest IDC wearables report shows Fitbit dominating as Apple falls 71%
Smartwatch shipments may be down 51.6 percent in the third quarter of 2016 but, according to the latest IDC report, the overall wearables market is up 3.1 percent year over year. It seems the biggest loser is Apple, which has seen its YoY growth fall by a massive 71 percent,…
Latest news
Dutch police get OK to exploit zero-days: So will that just mean more surveillance?
Despite its previously tough stance against encryption backdoors, the Netherlands has now given the green light for its secret services and police to exploit zero-day software vulnerabilities.
Architizer
Elemental Elegance: 8 Remote Homes Extruding from the Landscape
How can the spaces we live within respect their context? As dense urbanization increasingly draws populations together and creates new living conditions, the desire to reconnect to the natural world becomes progressively stronger. As such, contemporary architects have begun creating new residential…
WIRED
IBM’s Watson Now Fights Cybercrime in the Real World
Everyone’s favorite supercomputer takes off its cybercrime training wheels. The post IBM’s Watson Now Fights Cybercrime in the Real World appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Stellar Emerges From Shadow of Bitcoin to Find a Home Overseas
Bitcoin hasn’t freed currency from the grip of governments just yet. But cross-border commerce may be the blockchain’s killer app in the here-and-now. The post Stellar Emerges From Shadow of Bitcoin to Find a Home Overseas appeared first on WIRED.
Macworld
Why iPhone 8 rumors keep pointing to OLED and wireless charging
We have nine months before a new flagship iPhone, but there are a few things we already know. Or, at least we think we know. Analysts are expecting a “revolutionary” new iPhone in 2017 to make up for declining sales and the lack of notable changes to the iPhone lineup. According to The Wall Street…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Fabricating CMOS devices for 5-nm node with nanowire technology
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New aspect of atom mimicry for nanotechnology applications
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Modified metals for space engineering produced in microsecond
How-To Geek
How to Spot Fake Reviews on Amazon, Yelp, and Other Sites
If you want to avoid getting scammed on Amazon and other sites, you might think the reviews section is your best friend. After all, if there’s a problem with the product other customers would point it out.Click Here to Continue Reading
TechCrunch
Blockchain startup R3 expects to close $150M round in first quarter
 David Rutter, founder and CEO of the four-year-old, New York-based blockchain startup R3 took the stage at Disrupt London this morning to discuss the progress of his company and underscore Wall Street’s enthusiasm over digital ledger technologies more broadly. While on stage, he also confirmed earlier…
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Solving a liver receptor puzzle
Imagine a key that opens a pin tumbler lock. A very similar key can also fit into the lock, but upside down in comparison to the first key.
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Study of wild plants contribute to understanding of high risks associated with a warming climate
New research, published today in Botany, investigates how well native California wild mustard species withstand increasing temperatures with the goal of developing a better understanding of heat stress on plants in a warming climate. This study makes an important contribution to a growing body of research…
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OSCE helps Albania dispose of toxic chemicals
A European security organization says it has helped Albania’s army dispose of 140 metric tons of hazardous military chemicals.
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Paris bans half of cars to tackle new peak of pollution
Paris has temporarily barred half of all cars from traveling on city streets and made public transportation free for the day as it battles a peak in pollution.
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Reconstructing the Red Sea’s climate patterns
An advanced numerical model is helping researchers better understand the variability of the Red Sea’s climate patterns.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Australia’s ‘great green boom’ of 2010-11 has been undone by drought
Back in 2010-11 Australia “greened”, as record-breaking rains triggered a boom in plant growth that removed huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stored it as carbon in the landscape.
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Trump’s Problem With Free Speech
Last week Donald Trump had a nice telephone chat with Nursultan Nazarbayev, the autocrat who has ruled Kazakhstan since 1989, two years before it broke away from the Soviet Union. According to the Kazakh government, the president-elect “stressed that under the leadership of Nursultan Nazarbayev, our…
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Italy Referendum Results Illustrate Sense of Alienation Electorate Has From Governing Elites: New at Reason
What do the results of Italy’s constitutional reform referendum mean? Marian Tupy writes: On Sunday evening, I watched as Matteo Renzi acknowledged the negative outcome of the constitutional referendum and resigned, as promised, as Italy’s prime minister. Renzi called the plebiscite in order to…
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Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They’re Trying to Prove It
In 1905, a 26-year-old Albert Einstein changed physics forever when he outlined his theory of special relativity. This theory outlined the relationship between space and time and is founded on two fundamental assumptions: the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and the speed…
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Smart plants learn new habits
A new study led by The University of Western Australia has demonstrated for the first time that plants can learn about their environment by making links between events, an ability thought to be exclusive to animals.
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Our ideas about vertebrate evolution challenged by a new tree of life
The placoderms were a diverse group of ancient armoured fishes and it’s widely believed that they are ancestral to virtually all vertebrates alive today, including humans.
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Scientific breakthrough reveals unprecedented alternative to battery power storage
Ground-breaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics Ltd., in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work.
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Researchers compare biodiversity trends with the stock market
Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) have the potential to help stop species loss. An international research team is using an analogy to explain what these variables are. Just as the price of a share varies according to supply and demand and the prices of all individual shares are used to calculate…
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Identifying biological images with sound physics
Characterizing weather radar images, identifying mollusk shells deformities due to pollutants or classifying an insect collection according to their wing shape are some of the applications of VisioBioShaper, an innovative program of biological image processing to enable the automatic description of shapes…
Computerworld
Privacy groups urge investigation of ‘internet of toys’
Privacy groups in the U.S. and seven European countries will ask consumer protection agencies to investigate the maker of two internet-connected toys for violations of laws designed to protect children’s privacy. The complaints are scheduled to be filed Tuesday against Genesis Toys, maker of the My…
Lifehacker
The Best Gift Ideas for People Who Already Have Everything
We all have that one person in our life that buys everything they want on their own. They don’t ask for anything and they say they don’t need anything, but you still want to get them something to show your love, respect, or appreciation. Here’s what you can do.Give Them Memories Instead of ThingsThey…
Mashable
This design is bending the definition of a car
‘Consumer’ is a concept vehicle designed by Joey Ruiter that is basically everything a conventional car is not.  It’s got a two-sided mirror grill featuring LED lights with 54,000 lumens. It also has no roof or doors. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Transport, Cars, Design, and Real Time Video
TechCrunch
The British-made Blacklamp Carbon watch is full of glowing goodness
 Back when Britannia ruled the waves her beautiful lighthouses were wonders to behold. Many a sailor found solace in the pale light cast out over the ocean and now the Schofield Watch Company is celebrating these by releasing a watch that glows like a radioactive trash fire and is made almost entirely…
VentureBeat
PayPal now lets you send designer cards when gifting money this holiday season
PayPal is making another effort to show that if you’re giving money as a gift this year for the holidays, you should consider the online payment processing service. To enhance its appeal, the company is launching digital gift cards designed by Jonathan Adler that you can send to your friends and family…
VentureBeat
Big tech firms team up to combat terrorist content online
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft are teaming up to combat terrorist content on their services, the companies said on Monday. To do that, they will create a shared database with the unique digital fingerprints — called “hashes” — of terrorism images and videos that violate their content policies….
Mashable
This is possibly the cutest military blimp ever
People have been spotting a military blimp up in the sky that the Singapore Air Force just started testing. The blimp, made by U.S. manufacturer TCOM, is radar-equipped and is meant to add an extra set of eyes to alert the military to possible threats, the Straits Times reported. SEE ALSO: Can Drones…
Gadget Review
Holiday Gift Guide For 2017
Holiday Gift Guide For 2017 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The Most Epic Holiday Gift Guide for 2017…Ever Here’s our gift to you—the Holiday Gift Guide for 2017. The products that lie in front of you are, in our most humble opinion, the best of the best holiday gifts that one could receive…
SlashGear
Obi the parrotlet wears goggles and flies through lasers for science
Scientists at Stanford University have trained a Parrotlet called Obi to wear some pretty rad goggles and fly through laser sheets in an effort to test models that predict the lift generated by flying animals. The purpose of this experiment is to help develop better flying robots in the future. Obi wears…
WIRED
With 21st Century Cures Act, the Future of Regenerative Medicine Is “Inject and See”
How the 21st Century Cures Act is set to shape patients’ access to cellular therapies, for better and for worse. The post With 21st Century Cures Act, the Future of Regenerative Medicine Is “Inject and See” appeared first on WIRED.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Tuning magnetic properties for better data storage
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Opening the way to mobile smell sensors with nanomechanical systems
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Contact lens technology leads to supercapacity breakthrough
Lifehacker
Google Docs in G Suite Now Makes It Easy to Add MLA, APA, and Chicago-Style Citations
If you’re in a rush to get your papers finished before the semester is over, Google can help you with some of the tedious stuff. Now, Google Docs can automatically create citations in your paper in your preferred style.The new feature is part of Google Docs’ Explore feature that lets you do research…
The Next Web
Honda to unveil AI-powered electric car that has its ‘own emotions’
Step aside, Tesla. Honda has announced plans to demonstrate a concept for an AI-powered electric car that is also capable of “generating its own emotions” – and now we know how it might look like. Today, Honda shared the first image from its upcoming smart car on its website along with a few more details…
Digital Trends
Virtual eating could be the next step for losing weight
Let’s face it, we all pretty much love food. America as a whole has multiple holidays centered around feasting. This overindulgence for many leads to a bigger waistline, and to an even bigger weight loss industry. Diets can be hard to maintain, and technology has quickly been trying to catch up by producing…
Digital Trends
Macphun unveils Luminar, its first all-in-one photo editing app
Macphun, a photography software company that creates Apple-specific applications, has officially unveiled Luminar, its first all-in-one photo editing app. Until now, Macphun has specialized in one-off apps that focus on various editing techniques and styles. Luminar is the company’s first attempt at…
Digital Trends
Belt-worn camera bag lets photogs shoot from the hip, even with big DSLRs
The company that brought back the fanny pack with some photography flair is at it again, and this time with an option designed for DSLRs and larger cameras. The Camslinger Streetomatic+ by Cosyspeed is a belt-worn camera bag designed for quick access to a DSLR with a lens attached. The Streetomatic+…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
What happens in the cell nucleus after fertilization
A team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München shows changes in the immediate environment of DNA after the ovum and sperm fuse to form the zygote. The results suggest why all conceivable somatic cells can develop from the germ cells. The study has been published in the journal Genes and Development.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A new perspective on microbes
Most of us considered microbes little more than nasty germs before science recently began turning our view of the microbial world on its head. A “microbe” is a bacterium and any other organism too small to see with the naked eye. After decades of trying to sanitize them out of our lives, the human microbiome…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Unbelievable news? Read it again and you might think it’s true
In the weeks since the U.S. election, concerns have been raised about the prominence and popularity of false news stories spread on platforms such as Facebook. A BuzzFeed analysis found that the top 20 false election stories generated more shares, likes, reactions and comments than the top 20 election…
Mashable
Election, Olympics and Pokemon top the year’s Twitter trends
History will remember — or choose to forget — a lot about 2016, and much of that will live forever archived on Twitter.  The top trends of the year ranged from the Olympics to Game of Thrones, covering everything in between from the Brexit to #BlackLivesMatter. Celebrities, movies, GIFs and challenges…
Cool Hunting
CH Omakase 2016: Master & Dynamic MW50 Wireless Headphones: Buttery soft leather, durable components, lush sound-quality and functional design combine for this tech accessory
One of the products that CH Omakase clients got early access to are the beautiful Master & Dynamic MW50 on-ear wireless headphones—which sound as good as they look. The Bluetooth-enabled headphones are crafted using the finest materials and are available…… …
Ars Technica
Supreme Court considers when US patent violations are “induced” abroad
Enlarge (credit: Zach Gibson/Getty Images) Here’s a seemingly sure-fire way to avoid violating US patent laws: just don’t make or use your product in the US. Pretty straightforward, right? Maybe not, in the age of modern supply chains and manufacturing. Today, the US Supreme Court takes up a case…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
First major work completed for London’s new super sewer
A year after it first got under way, the first major work for London’s Thames Tideway Tunnel “super sewer” project has been completed. A replacement pier at Blackfriars will provide continued access to river transport during work to reinforce the nearby river wall… Continue Reading First…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
This home could be built using a hex key in under 24 hours
Building space is increasingly at a premium in central Beijing and even cramped apartments can fetch a small fortune, but China’s People’s Architecture Office (PAO) recently completed a new home for a first-time buyer for just US$10,000. Based on the firm’s patented prefabricated panel system,…
Slashdot
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft Will Create ‘Hash’ Database To Remove Extremist Content
bongey writes: Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft are teaming up to create a common database to flag extremist videos and pictures. The database is set to go live in 2017. The system will not automatically remove content. Reuters reports: “The companies will share ‘hashes’ — unique digital fingerprints…
How-To Geek
How to Mute a Group Chat in WhatsApp
Group Chats are awesome if you’re in a club, want to keep in touch with all your friends, or are trying organize something. Unfortunately, if you’re busy and the other members decide to have a long, detailed conversation about the latest episode of Game of Thrones, your phone is going to beep and flash…
Man of Many
2016 Christmas Gift Guide – The MAD Horologist
Nothing quite says “functional and stylish” like a superb watch. We’re talking about a watch that looks good, feels good and works well. It should emanate with both fashionable charm and trusty usability. However, even among superior timepieces the look, feel, function and cost can vary wildly. For example…
ArchDaily
Faith & Form’s 2016 Religious Architecture Awards Recognize 28 Projects from Around the Globe
Each year, Faith & Form magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) reward the best religious architecture, design and art for religious spaces. In their 2016 awards, the jury recognized 28 projects across 10 categories, with almost half of the winners…
PCWorld
How to quickly use today’s date as the title of a OneNote page
OneNote is a great tool for creating notes, to-do lists, and even journaling. The problem is, those are just the kind of things you want to title by date (or at least have the date as part of the title), and then organize them in descending order. OneNote does not make this process easy. You could just…
ArchDaily
The Planners’ Guide to Trees in the Urban Landscape
via http://www.tdag.org.uk Tree and Design Action Group is a group that “shares the collective vision that the location of trees, and all the benefits they bring, can be secured for future generations through better collaboration in the planning, design, construction and management of our urban infrastructure…
Brain Pickings
A Voyage in the Clouds: The Heartening Illustrated Story of the First International Flight in 1785
How a Frenchman, an Englishman, a French bulldog named Henri, and an English bulldog named Henry overcame their differences to conquer the skies. “I am finished with the Earth. From now on our place is in the sky!” So proclaimed Dr. Alexander Charles in December of 1783 as he landed from the first…
The Next Web
These cute toys are being pulled from shelves for spying on your kids
According to the Norwegian consumer counsil Forbrukerrådet, some high-tech toys created by U.S.-based manufacturer Genesis Toys are hazardous to children’s privacy, and warranted a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission and the European Union. The toys in question are My Friend Cayla and i-Que, and…
Scientific American Content: Global
The Embarrassing, Destructive Fight over Biotech’s Big Breakthrough
The gene-editing technology known as CRISPR has spawned an increasingly unseemly brawl over who will reap the rewards — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Study links diet soda to weight gain
Researchers want people to stop obsessing over calorie counts and start considering the effects certain foods have on our bodies.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
10 crazy facts about holiday waste
Like, if every family in America re-used 2 feet of ribbon, we’d save enough to tie a bow around the planet.
Latest news
HPE enters natural language question answering fray
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is offering a series of core services designed to offer natural language question answering.
Latest news
Building the brain: The project using supercomputers to unpick the mysteries of the mind
The Human Brain Project is an ambitious initiative that seeks to understand how the brain works by simulating it with technology. Could it help us understand the nature of our own consciouness?
Latest news
Cloud-native applications
It’s all about the applications: the battle for enterprise infrastructure dominance is over
The Verge – All Posts
Nokia’s Android phone revival has to be about more than just phones
For romantics among us, one of 2017’s most enticing storylines will be witnessing the return of the Nokia brand to the world of smartphones. Nokia is the company that defined the mobile phone for most of us in Europe (even if its US presence was never that large), and its revival as a phone maker must…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Polish Supreme Court rejects appeal to extradite Polanski to US
Poland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski to the United States, where he faces sentencing over a decades-old case of statutory rape.
Phys.org: Physics News
Identifying biological images with sound physics
Characterizing weather radar images, identifying mollusk shells deformities due to pollutants or classifying an insect collection according to their wing shape are some of the applications of VisioBioShaper, an innovative program of biological image processing to enable the automatic description of shapes…
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
Take the time and effort to correct misinformation
Scientists should challenge online falsehoods and inaccuracies — and harness the collective power of the Internet to fight back, argues Phil Williamson.Nature 540 171 doi: 10.1038/540171a
Architecture Lab
Beautiful shelving solutions for bookworms
Nothing makes a new apartment or condominium unit feel like home than having all of your favorite titles beautifully displayed The post Beautiful shelving solutions for bookworms appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
These crazy CarTubes could move city traffic underground
  What would it look like if we took cars off the road and put them underground? PLP/Architecture is proposing we do just that, with their CarTube project that would see the creation of a network of underground tubes with massive conveyor belts that move vehicles from one place to another. And,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Reproducibility crisis timeline—milestones in tackling research reliability
It’s not a new story, although “the reproducibility crisis” may seem to be. For life sciences, I think it started in the late 1950s. Problems caused in clinical research burst into the open in a very public way then.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Protein complex FACT able to unwind nucleosomes without expending energy
A group of researchers from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the RAS and Moscow State University, in collaboration with the University of Utah, has for the first time successfully made use of the FRET microscopy method to demonstrate the ability of nucleosomes to reversibly unwind under the action…
Scientific American Content: Global
An Open Letter from Scientists to President-Elect Trump on Climate Change
More than 800 earth scientists and energy experts (and counting) urge the incoming President to take six crucial steps — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Digital Trends
Yes, Lightroom’s adjustment brush is movable, and there’s a good reason
One of the most helpful tools in Lightroom is the adjustment brush. It allows you to selectively adjust various parts of an image by simply brushing a mask in place and tweaking the settings until it looks as you want it to. One of the lesser-known and lesser-used features of the brush tool is the ability…
TechSpot
HP Enterprise shows off prototype of new computing architecture called “The Machine”
Hewlett Packard Enterprise last week unveiled a working prototype of their long awaited new computing architecture called “The Machine”. Rather than focusing solely on a faster processor or more memory, The Machine employs a new memory-driven computing design.
Architecture Lab
Artificial grass in urban areas
Grass is always and usually a basis of good view. It creates a good-looking environment and makes it effective for use and many more activities The post Artificial grass in urban areas appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Reason.com Full Feed
Future of Free Speech Grim on Social Networks: New at Reason
Reddit has suffered a rocky year, having weathered months of censorship concerns and subreddit shutdowns. Recent revelations that co-founder and current CEO Steve Huffman was surreptitiously editing Reddit posts critical of him have thrown the community into still more chaos. But Reddit is far from…
Gizmodo
Watching This Multi-Armed Feather Star Swimming Freaks Me Out
The ocean is chock full of incredibly weird creatures that couldn’t possibly exist anywhere but under the sea. Like the crinoid, more commonly known as the feather star, which uses countless flapping arms to propel itself through the water—but that’s not the weirdest part.Read more…
TechCrunch
Meizu’s got a $33 touchscreen fitness band with heart rate monitoring
 Meizu’s another in a long list of Chinese phone makers with a strong foothold that has yet to make a dent in the US market. But the company is growing pretty rapidly, selling 20 million phones last year alone, and with such growth comes diversification – which means, naturally, wearables. If nothing…
BBC News – World
Tel Aviv gets golden Netanyahu statue (briefly)
A 15ft (4.5m) gilded statue of PM Benjamin Netanyahu appears near Tel Aviv’s city hall.
The Verge – All Posts
In the first Transformers: The Last Knight trailer, Optimus Prime goes rogue
Whether you want it or not, the next Transformers movie, Transformers: The Last Knight, is well on its way, and we just got our first trailer. Here, Sir Anthony Hopkins, now free from his duties on Westworld, introduces us to the idea that the race of sentient robots has been coming to Earth for centuries….
Mashable
Netflix will now show you video previews to help cure your indecision
We’ve all been there, scrolling through Netflix’s many options but entirely unable to settle on anything. Netflix thinks some video will help you decide. The streaming video giant is introducing video previews to its user interface. The video below shows how navigating to “Stranger Things” brings up…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
EU negotiator says UK will have 18 months to strike Brexit deal
Britain will have less than 18 months to negotiate its exit from the European Union once talks begin and won’t be allowed to pick and choose what it likes, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said Tuesday as he outlined his stance for the first time.
9to5Mac
Gift Guide: Ben’s top picks for the gadget lovers in your life, from $6 to $1000
Yep, that time is approaching again, and I’ve rounded up some of my recommendations for the technology lovers in your life. There’s of course a strong Apple focus, but much of the kit can be used with other ecosystems or, indeed, on its own. And if you’re wondering about the absence of any audio kit,…
9to5Mac
Review: A Made-for-iPhone 7 battery case w/ headphone jack, Lightning port, Qi-wireless charging & a built-in stand
This iPhone case launching on Indiegogo today is one of the first Apple certified, made-for-iPhone cases that adds a 3.5mm headphone jack back to your iPhone 7. It’s a battery case that connects to your device with a built-in Lightning connector, and it also has a female Lightning port to charge the…
Lifehacker
All the Ways to Get Amazon Prime for Free
Depending on your shopping habits, Amazon Prime might not be worth the $99 annual membership. There are a few ways to get it for free, though, and Kyle James of Rather Be Shopping explains how it’s done.For example, Amazon offers a 30-day free trial, but James explains that you can actually keep ordering…
TechCrunch
UK tech leaders call on Government to ensure Britain’s post-Brexit tech future
 TechCrunch, in partnership with some of the UK’s best known entrepreneurs and VC’s, announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt London a set of key recommendations for government about its approach to the tech startup industry in a ‘post-Brexit’ Britain. The panel of nine key figures have set out the issues…
CNET News.com
Here’s where to stream the most popular holiday movies – CNET
Don’t poke your eye out looking for where to stream or rent your favorite holiday movies. Whether it’s Netflix, HBO Now, Amazon or iTunes, we’ve done all the work for you.
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Nordstom is selling a rock for $85
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Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Coffee Cannot Escape The Black Hole Table
A creative DIYer known as “Makendo” has combined a visualization of a black hole’s warping effect on space and time with a place to set your coffee, feet or oversized picture books. See Also: This 3D Periodic Table Lamp Is One Hell Of A Conversation Piece Needless to say, this table will wow guests…
Gizmodo
How to Use Gmail’s Labels To Keep Your Inbox Neat and Tidy
Labels are Gmail’s secret weapon that let you organize your inbox on your own terms. Once they’re set up, they do most of your message processing automatically and make it easier to skim through your inbox. If you’re not using labels in Gmail yet—or not using them with any kind of method—here are 6 ways…
SlashGear
Yuneec Breeze First-Person View Controller lets you be onboard your drone
The problem for many people who want to fly drones is that they can be a bit hard to pilot when they are coming towards you. Anyone who has ever found one knows the challenges controls making the drone move in the opposite direction pose. Yuneec has a controller that will take that challenge away and…
The Gadget Flow
Dobot M1 – Pro Robotic Arm for Makers and Businesses
Thanks to Dobot M1, you can now get a professional SCARA based robotic arm for your workspace under $2000. And that too, with features that extend from 0.02mm precision, a velocity of 200 degrees per second, 1.5kg workload and 400mm maximum reach. This robot arm is designed to provide an user-friendly…
The Gadget Flow
XFINITUM – Hybrid Laptop Powered by Your Smartphone
Give your smartphone the additional screen space, storage & power it requires with XFINITUM. This is a hybrid laptop powered by your smartphone. With one single touch, XFINITUM enables you to transform your smartphone into a full laptop replacement. You can connect it wirelessly to any iOS or Android…
The Gadget Flow
Solar USB Kit
You can now learn the basics of solar energy on a small scale with this Solar USB Kit. After their success of one of their most popular activities ‘Build Your Own Solar Panel’, the Mantis Environmental team finally decided to come up with this Solar USB Kit to help you know the basics of solar energy…
The Gadget Flow
LIMINAL – Minimal Adaptable Lighting Unit
Drawing its inspiration from a single line, LIMINAL is a Minimal Adaptable Lighting Unit that can be used in various forms and structures. By using its kinetic joints and adjustable lighting modules, this lighting unit can transform itself into various formations and designs based on your usage scenario….
The Gadget Flow
Montfort Watches – With a Super Stainless Steel Casing
Set a whole new form of design trend on your wrist with the Montfort Watches. Featuring futuristic super stainless steel casing and a 3D printed dial, these watches are a tribute to a ‘form follows function’ ethos. The compact design that is only 11mm thick can be worn for any occasion. These watches…
The Gadget Flow
Grocery Gripps Carrier
Carrying your shopping bags won’t be too tiring anymore with the Grocery Gripps Carrier. It is a secure, strong and compact carrier for all your shopping bags, dry cleaning, beach chairs, coolers, and more. The coolest feature is that this carrier is hands-free. The comfortable ergonomic grip will keep…
Freshome.com – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
Stepped Roof Creates Dramatic Office Space
This office headquarters, located in the financial center of Chengdu, China, fully utilizes natural light and visual height to create a stunning visual. Had Architects designed this 360-square-meter space in 2014. During the design process, the architects wanted to take advantage of the spacious original…
Design Milk
Design Milk Travels To… London
Having recently launched our brand-new travel section and our sister Instagram feed, @designmilktravels, we are delighted to be running a series of travel guides in partnership with TUMI. And what collection of city guides would be complete without The Big Smoke – aka London? I once overheard…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Curiosity rover team examining new drill hiatus
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is studying its surroundings and monitoring the environment, rather than driving or using its arm for science, while the rover team diagnoses an issue with a motor that moves the rover’s drill.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Male Manogea porracea spiders found to care for young
(Phys.org)—A trio of Brazilian researchers has found that a species of spider, Manogea porracea, is unique in that the male plays a major role in web upkeep and protection of their young. In their paper published in the journal Animal Behavior, Rafael Rios Mouraa, João Vasconcellos-Netob and Marcelo…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Sense-making processes of human-robot encounters
Today, most of us have integrated all sorts of digital devices as part of our lives so far that it is hard to imagine life without smartphones, tablets and computers. All aspect of our lives have been transformed by their use, from entertainment, through work and socializing, even to love. As media they…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
GOES-R heads to orbit, will improve weather forecasting
GOES-R, the first of NOAA’s highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:42 p.m. EST today. The satellite will boost the nation’s weather observation network and NOAA’s prediction capabilities, leading to more accurate and timely forecasts, watches and…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New method of studying environmental toxins
In 1986, Gordon Brown used SLAC’s Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) to visualize something no one had ever seen before: the exact way that atoms bond to a solid surface. The work stemmed from a eureka moment that Brown had during the doctoral defense of graduate student Kim Hayes but…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Wide analysis of the Swedish forestry sector’s carbon balance to bolster Climate Roadmap 2050
What is the role of the Swedish forestry to achieve the objectives of Sweden’s Climate Roadmap towards 2050? An extensive analysis based on the actions and policies described in the roadmap will answer this. The Formas research council supports Linnaeus University’s new project with SEK 3 million.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Honey bee teenagers speed up the ageing process of their elders
In honey bee colonies, a single queen is laying eggs from which thousands of worker bees are born. At a young age, workers care for the brood, then build and defend the nest and eventually, towards the end of their lives, leave the safety of the nest to forage for food. This major step in their lives…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Happy salmon swim better
What makes young salmon decide to leave their rivers and head out to Sea has been a hot topic for decades now. Current research from Umeå University shows that the young salmon’s desire to migrate can partly be limited by anxiety. The complete study can be found in the journal Nature Communications.
Ars Technica
Google Wifi launches today for $129
After being unveiled in October, today marks the official launch of Google Wifi. Google Wifi is Google’s second attempt at a Wi-Fi router, after the Google OnHub released last year. The new feature for “Google router version 2” is mesh networking,…
Ars Technica
Internet giants will join forces to stop online sharing of terrorist material
Enlarge (credit: Frettie) Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube have announced that they will be working together to curb the dissemination of terrorist material online. The Web giants will create a shared industry database of hashes—digital fingerprints that can identify a specific file—for…
Digital Trends
Tamron is making an image sensor more sensitive than the human eye
Tamron is most known for its third-party camera lenses, but it seems as though glass isn’t the only thing the Japanese photo company is interested in. A recent announcement from Tamron Japan showcases an all-new imaging sensor that’s more sensitive than the human eye and captures an incredible amount…
Digital Trends
Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for free for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store. These apps normally cost money…
How-To Geek
How to Secure Your Dropbox Account
Back in May of 2016, Dropbox announced on its official blog that it now has half a billion users. That’s a lot of people, which also means there’s likely a lot of information being stored in this cloud service that you wouldn’t want other people seeing. If you’re one of those 500 million, it’s time to…
Digital Trends
Navdy partnering with Harman to sell its heads-up display at retail worldwide
Navdy, the transparent heads-up display for cars, has been more than four years in the making, and began shipping to backers of its crowdfunding campaign in September. Buying options for new customers were a bit limited, though — Navdy units were available exclusively through the startup’s website. But…
The Gadget Flow
Nagasaki – The Knife That Stays with You
The combination of the best Japanese steel, German craftsmanship & the production in the German city of Solingen makes the Nagasaki knife truly one of a kind. It’s the knife you want in your kitchen – ultra sharp & long lasting. The use of Japanese VG10 steel that has been handcrafted in Germany…
The Gadget Flow
Rescue Tie – Rugged Tie Capsule for Neckwear Emergencies
The Rescue Tie gives you access to a wrinkle & stain-resistant tie stored in a compact, rugged container. It comes with three components that provide a perfectly maintained tie whenever you need it – whether it’s a stain from lunch, creases from your carry-on, or if you simply forgot to pack one….
The Gadget Flow
8 Cubic Feet All-in-One Go Big 3D Printer
Now you can create a large print volume from one of these 8 Cubic Feet All-in-One-Go Big 3D Printer. The coolest feature here is that this 3D printer can be used as a laser etcher and light mill too. The goal was to provide you with a large, accurate and reliable 3D printer at a reasonable price. The…
The Gadget Flow
YI M1 4K Mirrorless Digital Camera
Tap into your photographic capability and ditch the smartphone camera with the YI M1 4K Mirrorless Digital Camera. Sporting an interchangeable lens design, this compact yet powerful camera also features the latest Sony IMX269 image sensor for ultra crisp and clear shots every time. Coming with a 12-40mm…
Popular Science
Looking for silicon-based alien life? Don’t hold your breath.
Science Bacteria have bonded carbon and silicon for the first time. What can they teach us? Silicon-based life couldn’t hack it on our planet. But scientists can imagine places in the universe that it might be better suited for, and explore what happens when we…
PCWorld
Cisco Meraki sees the hotel of the future in its new Wi-Fi gear
The days when hotel Wi-Fi just connected travelers to the Internet are going away. Now it can be part of a system that helps give guests more personalized service – if they don’t mind the hotel tracking their location on the property.The new MR30H access point from Cisco’s Meraki division will work with…
TechCrunch
Anti-aging pill startup Elysium Health inks at least $20 million in Series B funding
 Elysium Health markets a pill formulated with ingredients it says will keep you feeling young and, according to a source close to the matter and documents obtained by TechCrunch, the startup has closed on $20 million in Series B financing at what we’re told is a $157 million pre-money valuation from…
Architizer
MAD World: Ma Yansong on Competitions, Organic Cities and China’s “Weird Architecture”
The 5th annual A+Awards — the world’s largest awards program for architecture and products — is open for entries! Click here to find out how to submit your project. Architizer’s A+Awards, the world’s largest awards program for architecture and products, is all about innovation. Every pioneering…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Preparing Diagnostic Tool in New iOS Update as iPhone 6s Battery Issue Expands
A few days after issuing a message on its Chinese website regarding the battery shutdown issue plaguing some iPhone 6s users, Apple today added a new message onto the site. The update reiterates on the cause of the issue — some batteries were exposed to “controlled ambient air” during manufacturing…
Ars Technica
Nintendo offers $20,000 bounty for 3DS exploits
Enlarge (credit: ZM Yi/Flickr) Nintendo has launched a new bug bounty programme that offers rewards of up to £15,000 ($20,000) in exchange for vulnerability information regarding its handheld console, the 3DS. Hosted by San Francisco-based HackerOne—a bug bounty platform created by security staff…
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Mint adds payment tracking so you’ll never pay a late fee again
Missing even one bill payment can have serious repercussions for your credit. Not only does doing so ding your score, it can also invoke penalty and overdraft fees, as well as boost the interest rates on your account. In fact, Americans on the whole spend more than $77 billion in penalties annually for…
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Cold Brew Coffee Can Also Be Served Hot, and Takeya’s Popular Steeper Is Just $18 Today
Cold brew coffee might not sound appealing in the winter, but that’s only if you conflate it with iced coffee, which is not the same thing. Cold brew is just a steeping process that results in less acidity, among other benefits, and you can enjoy it hot or cold all year ‘round. If you want to give it…
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Parrot wearing goggles proves all models of bird flight wrong (Video)
No matter how powerful our computers are, models are only as good as the reality they reflect.
Lifehacker
Sit-Ups and Planks Aren’t Enough to Build a Strong Core
If you can hold a plank for ages and crack walnuts with infinite sit-ups, you’ve got good core strength. But a strong core is more than brute-forcing your way through ab exercises. Your core needs stability to protect you from injury. In other words, you need core strength and core stability.Proper core…
Mashable
Your Starbucks cake could have more sugar than 5 Krispy Kremes
LONDON — Cakes sold at leading coffee shops could contain “staggering high levels” of sugar with some containing as much as 18 teaspoons per slice — according to new research. The research was conducted by the campaign group Action on Sugar (AoS) at Queen Mary University of London. It surveyed 67 cakes…
Gizmodo
Tim Cook: The Apple Watch Is Fine
Back in October, it seemed like the smartwatch, specifically Apple’s variant, was as close to dead as a product selling over a million units can be. Market intelligence firm IDC reported that smartwatch sales were down across the board with the Apple Watch seeing a 71.6 percent decline since last year….
Popular Mechanics
October winners of the Yale keyless connected smart lock
              The following readers are the October winners of the Yale keyless connected smart lock. Each worth R3 900! Stevie Krynauw David  Pienaar Friedrich Squire Hardy Mare Neill Harvy Owen Routly Craig Beautement Wouter Loots Gerald Upfold Congratulations guys! For more information about the Yale…
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Multipurpose, multifunction tech devices to drive future growth
Do more with less. It’s a great personal mantra, a worthwhile business and societal goal, and increasingly, likely to be a necessity for companies who are designing and building tech products.
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Sex Offender on Oxygen Forced to Move into Tent in Woods Because of Insane Residency Restrictions
Steven Larry Folster has severe respiratory problems and is supposed to spend eight hours a day on oxygen. Unfortunately, he has just been forced to move into a tent in the woods, in the middle of winter in South Carolina. He is only allowed to be at home for 6 hours a day, max, or he could be arrested….
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The science behind tweeting in times of crisis
When tragedy struck on 9/11, Jeannette Sutton was a graduate student. She remembers receiving the same calls as many others did—”Turn on your TV.” But shortly after, she received another call that would change the trajectory of her career and research path.
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Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., Appointed as Chair of FAU’s Department of Biomedical Sciences
FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine recently appointed Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., as chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Robishaw, an accomplished functional and translational genomics researcher with 30 years of sustained federal funding from the NIH, comes to FAU from Geisinger Health System…
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Researchers find racial, gender bias in online freelance marketplaces
In the so-called “gig economy,” where algorithms, not people, drive the matches between workers and customers, hiring someone—from a plumber to a logo designer—should be bias free, right?
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Expectation versus reality in the acceptance of self-driving cars
As interest in the development of automated cars increases, public and media attention has focused on the speculative benefit of having an abundance of in-vehicle work and leisure time that would otherwise be spent driving. Although initial reports have suggested that the public is beginning to embrace…
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Study examines victim cooperation in cases of intimate partner sexual assault
Sexual assault incidents that involve intimate partners feature unique factors that affect a victim’s willingness to cooperate with police, including the relationship between the suspect and victim and law enforcement practices in investigating these crimes, according to a recent study.
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Survey: Parents binge on media, say they’re good role models
Parents spend more than nine hours a day with TVs, computers and other screen devices while also giving themselves high marks as role models for their children’s media use, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Off-grid solar could power all of Myanmar by 2030
Just 16 percent of rural houses in Myanmar have access to electricity, but that sobering fact is about to change. A government-led project aided by private companies and organizations aims to power up the entire country using off-grid solar energy by 2030. The electricity could irrigate rice farms, provide…
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18 tech-tastic green gadget gifts
With the ubiquity of smartphone technology and tablets, there’s really a little bit of gadget geek in every person on your holiday gift shopping list. Whether your loved ones’ wider interests lie in music, photography, gardening or cycling, we’ve got you
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Fairytale-inspired lakeside cabin is made from locally felled and milled timber
Topped with a steeply pitched roof, the Woodland Cabin was built with the local rural vernacular in mind. The timber-framed structure sits on concrete strip foundations with brick dwarf walls that support a suspended timber floor. The external wood cladding is stained black with a mixture of wood stain…
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13 charitable green gifts that give back
Today is Giving Tuesday – and to celebrate we’ve rounded up 14 eco-friendly organizations that make gift giving a truly philanthropic act. Voltaic donates up to three solar power kits to aid workers for every solar charger it sells, the National Wildlife Federation
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Non-profit creates open-source drinking water filter for 1/10th of the cost
The high-tech vision of open-source software meets low-tech design at non-profit organization OHorizons, an international coalition of  innovators working to solve persistent global challenges. The coalition of technical, social, and commercial professionals designs simple, easily implemented, low-tech applications…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
The best indoor gardens to gift this year
http://inhabitat.com/greenholidaygiftguide/inspiring-gifts-for-the-green-thumb/plantini-2/ This stunning metal structure contains everything you need to grow magnificent violas housed in a luxurious sanctuary. The Plantini is a timeless and easily-assembled flat-packed plant house. PLANTINI…
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Purefly Inflatable Soft Velvet Neck Support Travel Pillow $11.87
Purefly Inflatable Soft Velvet Neck Support Travel Pillow $11.87
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Review: Akitio Neutrino SSD enclosure with USB-C adds fast external storage to the new MacBook Pro
The USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro has been the subject of much controversy. In this review, it’s time to look at some of the capabilities the port provides. The $49.99 Akitio Neutrino U3.1 is one such product. The Neutrino is an inexpensive external SSD enclosure that works with USB-C; it draws…
Lifehacker
Why You Should Cut Aged, Crumbly Cheese With a Mandoline Slicer
Slices of super sharp cheddar make a beautiful, salty contribution to burgers, sandwiches, and even plain ol’ crackers, but its aged nature makes it hard to cut without crumbling. To get thin, almost deli-worthy slices that will keep their shape, use a mandoline slicer.Read more…
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Netflix Says People Watch Same Amount of Movies Regardless of Perceived Quality or Depth
Two of the most common issues people have with Netflix is: the movie catalog is shrinking, and the quality of the movies aren’t that great anymore. Netflix says it is aware of those issues, and it thinks, in reality, those factors don’t really matter much as people end up watching the same amount of…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Pun Coasters
Put a smile on your guests’s faces while simultaneously protecting your wooden furniture from water rings using these comical pun coasters. They’re made from cork and come printed with a clever little “this drink is on me” pun over the surface. Check it out $14.00
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Blackhead Remover And Pore Cleanser
Improve your complexion by getting rid of unsightly blackheads using this remover and pore cleanser. After washing your face, apply the strips, wait 15 minutes then remove and look in curious disgust at all the grime and filth you’ve removed from your face.  Check it out $5.99
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Greek court approves extradition of three Turkish soldiers over failed coup
A Greek court decided on Tuesday to extradite three Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after a failed coup against President Tayyip Erdogan in July, one of their lawyers said.
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This Tabletop Game Forces You To Confront Humanity’s Future Threats
Image: Eclipse PhaseThe cell doesn’t seem like it’s infected, but it is.Called an eclipse phase, it’s the phase between when a cell is infected by a virus and when the virus actually shows up in the cell.It’s also the name of an award-winning post-apocalyptic sci-fi/horror tabletop roleplaying game with…
Gizmodo
iPhone 6s Shutdown Issue Might Be Bigger Than Apple Thought
Buried in Monday’s support update on iPhone 6S shutdowns was the news that that the problem might be more widespread than we thought.Read more…
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Top 5 best e-learning authoring tools
In most industries, technology is taking over. Businesses and organisations right around the world are realising that they can save money and time by implementing digital strategies. And the same goes for the arena of education.E-learning – which is a major part of the growing EdTech industry – describes…
PCWorld
23% off LilGadgets Premium Children’s Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with SharePort – Deal Alert
These highly rated & multi-award winning Bluetooth headphones from LilGadgets are designed for kids. The Untangled Pro offers several fun color options, is durably constructed out of a high quality polycarbonate & stainless steel, and is covered with comfortable SoftTouch fabric. Fully charged,…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New method allows to study individual defects in transistors
Scientific American Content: Global
A Surprising New Way to Encourage Healthy Eating
Study shows power of framing advice as fighting authority — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
This Is What The Epcot Death Star Transformation Looked Like [Video]
Last night Disney transformed Epcot’s Spaceship Earth into the Death Star to celebrate Star Wars and the release of Rogue One. If you weren’t there (annnnnd that includes 99.9% of you) then you’re probably wondering what the transformation looked like. Well, we can help with that. Check out the video…
Bless This Stuff
2016 GIFTS FOR THE SNOW RIDER
In today?s gift recommendations, we?ve curated some cool options to ensure you look good and perform well on the slopes. The list features equipment for protection, communication or simply having fun on your radical descents. These products cater to every Snow Rider?s want list. …
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THE MUNCHER
The Muncher is dubbed as the world?s most functional camping titanium multi utensil, we see it as the ideal companion on any trip where weight and space are a consideration. Built from aerospace grade titanium, it weighs a mere 20 grams and packs a punch with 10 functionalities. It also comes with a…
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MANSHAUSEN ISLAND RESORT
Yearning for an island sanctuary packed with adventure? Then Manshausen is your kind of haven. Situated in the Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Northern Norway, this remote area is ideal for outdoor activities such as diving, hiking, climbing or fishing. At the exploration resort guests can stay…
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BEAST PACKABLE BACKPACK
New from Matador is the awesome Beast Packable Backpack, a rugged 28L daypack that packs down to the size of a football! The technical pack fits in the palm of your hand, but pops out to be a full size 28 Liter backpack, making it perfect for hikes and ultra-light overnight adventures. It includes gear…
TechCrunch
One Drop’s smart glucose monitoring hardware gets a green light from the FDA
 Last summer, One Drop raised $8 million in Series A funding for its diabetes management app. At the time, the company said the money would go, in part, to developing hardware designed specifically for its mobile health software. The result is the Chrome, a glucose monitoring system that, well, looks…
Mashable
More than movie magic: How ‘Lion’ integrates Google Earth in its stirring story
Technology may be the scourge that drives humans apart, but the new film Lion takes a different tack.  In the Oscar-hopeful film — based on a true story — Saroo Brierley (Dev Patel) is separated from his mother and brother and ends up traveling across India by train. He’s adopted by an Australian…
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Governments Trash Cash, Making Alternative ‘Money’ More Attractive: New at Reason
Governments around the world are doing their best to drive people to crypto-currency and precious metals as stores of value and mediums of exchange. J.D. Tuccille writes: If governments are trying to jump-start the development of alternatives to their traditional monopoly on money, they’re doing…
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Iowa Will Pay Poker Players Robbed by Forfeiture-Hungry State Cops
Iowa officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit by two California poker players who were robbed of $100,000 after they were pulled over by state police in 2013. The state, which initially maintained that the poker winnings were forfeitable because they were connected to drug trafficking, will pay William…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple’s Renewed Focus on iPad Left the Mac Behind This Year
When looking at the current state of the Mac lineup, the new MacBook Pro is the only model Apple has updated over the past seven-plus months. Even the latest MacBook Pro models required a 527-day wait, which was considerably longer than the average of 320 days between previous MacBook Pro refreshes….
Ars Technica
SaaS to the max: The limits of shifting from on-site to cloud services
Enlarge / Software as a Service offerings are pushing further and further into territory companies would have never considered outsourcing. Just how much can a company practically put into cloud application provider’s hands? (credit: Nicoelnino/Getty Images) Everything old is new again. Software…
Mobile Magazine
Planning to Switch from Apple to Android this Christmas? Here’s How to Migrate from One Phone to Another
Understandably, even the most loyal Apple user was totally, and really more than totally, dismayed with the launching of the iPhone 7. This dismay has led many, and really many, to look for Android smartphone alternatives. And the fact that it’s the Christmas season, there are so many Android phones…
Mobile Magazine
The Blink Home Security System Now Includes a Weatherproof Wireless Camera
You don’t guard a house from the inside out, so home security should always start on the outside. Since security cameras inside your house cannot record intruders before they break in, beyond being just part of the solution, they don’t even have a détente factor. But now, Blink’s wireless HD smart home…
CNET News.com
Unusual creatures inhabit ‘Rogue One’ – CNET
Get a closer look at new Mon Calamari, the space monkey creature Bistan and more in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which debuts next week.
The Next Web
Skip the passwords and log in using Intel’s facial recognition app (56% off)
Considering the average computer user juggles a multitude of different passwords (and often forgets them), the True Key by Intel app is essential. This innovative program lets you wash your hands of the password nightmare entirely — all while actually strengthening your online security — using futuristic…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Game theory can help protect against terrorist attacks
A new article explains how game theory and algorithms are being used to optimize security and patrol schedules to prevent terrorist attacks.
SpaceNews.com
Time running out in Congress for NASA authorization and other space bills
WASHINGTON — As the 114th Congress winds to a close, several space-related bills seeking passage, including a NASA authorization bill, are in danger of running out of time. The top priority for Congress is passage of a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government. The CR currently funding…
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Egypt Says it Has Busted Up Large Organ Trading Racket
Health ministry investigation suggests doctors, nurses and others were part of an illicit ring  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Deals
Today’s Best Deals: Computing Gear, Hammocks, Your Favorite USB Car Charger, and More
A huge Amazon computer component sale, your favorite car charger, and a highly rated hammock lead off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more…
Lifehacker
Ask for Refunds or Credits If Your Hotel Doesn’t Deliver Amenities They Advertise
Arriving at a hotel only to find that the beautiful pool, relaxing spa, or well-stocked gym are all out of order can put a damper on your vacation. But you don’t have to just deal with the disappointment: the hotel may be willing to give you a room credit, or even an upgrade, to make up for lack of amenities…
Ars Technica
Netflix plans to debut 20 original, unscripted shows in 2017
(credit: Getty Images | Jonathan Nackstrand) Netflix has big plans for 2017. After recently announcing that it plans to have half of its content consist of original programming over the next few years, the company also said it would come out with 20 unscripted shows in 2017. First reported by Variety,…
Digital Trends
iPhone shots too dark? This phone case has built-in LEDs for smartphone photography
The smartphone case that doubles as a photography light can now be used with both the front-facing and rear-facing cameras. Today, LuMee LLC released the LuMee Duo iPhone case with both front and back LCD lights. The Park City, Utah company says the LuMee Duo is an industry first, adding extra light…
TechCrunch
Facebook Workplace announces enterprise collaboration app platform
 Facebook will compete directly with Slack through a full-fledged new collaboration app platform built atop its pay-per-user enterprise communication product Workplace. Exclusively announced on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London, the Facebook Workplace platform will support integration with apps…
Geek.com
Great News: Tony Stark Gifts Web Wings in Spider-Man: Homecoming
The world waits in anticipation for the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the co-production between Spider-Man rights holders Sony and superhero franchising masters Marvel Studios. Tom Holland is in as the new Peter […] The post Great News: Tony Stark Gifts Web Wings in Spider-Man: Homecoming…
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What Pizzagate has in common with every conspiracy theory
On Sunday afternoon, a man named Edgar Welch walked into the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria with an AR-15 rifle, firing at least one shot and surrendering only when he was satisfied that no children were being held captive on the premises. It was the result of a bizarre theory that has circulated on right-wing…
Slashdot
China Chases Silicon Valley Talent Who Are Worried About Trump Presidency
China is trying to capitalize on President-elect Donald Trump’s hardline immigration stance and vow to clamp down on a foreign worker visa program that has been used to recruit thousands from overseas to Silicon Valley. From a report on CNBC: Leading tech entrepreneurs, including Robin Li, the billionaire…
9to5Mac
Samsung following iPhone 7 in ditching headphone socket, aims to beat iPhone 8 to virtual Home button
It seems that the iPhone 7 won’t be the only flagship smartphone to ditch the 3.5mm headphone socket: SamMobile is reporting ‘confirmation’ of an earlier rumor that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 – set to be unveiled in February – will follow Apple’s lead. more…Filed under: Apple
Gizmodo
NASA Is Building a $127 Million Space Mechanic
You would never buy a hundred million-dollar computer without a repair plan, but that’s exactly what NASA does when it sends costly satellites into space. To ensure that its prized eyes-in-the-sky don’t become the solar system’s most expensive e-waste, the space agency is now building a robot capable…
TechCrunch
Sonos Spotify app support is now live for all
 Just over a month after making it available to a select number of users through public beta, long-awaited third-party app support for Spotify is officially official. The feature, which was first announced in August, brings the native Spotify experience to the streaming music hardware – a much requested…
BBC News – World
Angela Merkel endorses burka ban ‘wherever legally possible’
The chancellor says the full-face veil should be prohibited across Germany where legally possible.
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Minim now offers a tiny office on wheels
Work from your driveway or your site with this cute little workspace.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
10 stylish and sustainable ways to wrap gifts
Give virgin paper and plastic bows the heave-ho-ho-ho with these chic and earth-friendly alternatives — several costing nothing at all!
Lifehacker
The Perfect Stocking Stuffer: Grab Two of Your Favorite USB Car Chargers For $12
Your favorite USB car charger just happens to be the smallest one you can buy, and you can grab two on Amazon for $12 today. These make perfect stocking stuffers, so this is a fantastic opportunity to stock up. Just add two chargers to your cart, and use promo code AUKCARCC to save $6.Read more…
How-To Geek
How to Undo Sending a Message in the Gmail App for iOS
For more than a year now, Gmail has allowed you to undo the sending of an email. However, this feature was only available when you use Gmail in a browser, not in the Gmail mobile apps. Now, an “Undo” button is finally available in Gmail for iOS.Click Here to Continue Reading
Architizer
Rendering to Reality: Vincent Callebaut’s Radical Forested Tower Takes Shape in Taiwan
Callebaut describes Tao Zhu Yin Yuan — formerly “Agora Tower” — as an “inhabited tree.” Like many of his conceptual structures, this building features a tiered design that leaves ample space for planted vegetation.
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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 may not feature a headphone jack
Motorola and Apple may have already dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack, but the latest rumor suggests Samsung is soon to follow suit on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge.SamMobile is reporting the phone will instead use a USB- Type-C adapter with which to listen with wired headphones. You’ll also be able…
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iPhone 7 deals: go big on data with these excellent voucher code discounts
Don’t panic! You’ve not left it too late to get a superbly cheap iPhone 7 deal. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have an extremely long tail this year and we’re seeing some ace new deals smash their way into December too.We have a wide choice of the best iPhone 7 deals for you for both the 32GB and 128GB…
Scientific American Content: Global
Saturn Probe Dives Past Rings for the First Time
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft closes in on the planet’s cloud tops   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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In Cuba, connecting to the Internet remains a waiting game
Cuban officials are putting enormous effort into scaling up Internet connectivity in the economically crippled island, but the ground it must cover to catch up with the rest of the world remains enormous.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Merkel launches re-election campaign with firm stance on immigration
German Chancellor Angela Merkel launched her re-election bid on Tuesday by lashing out at populists trying to exploit fears over the recent influx of refugees, while also taking a tough stance on integration, including a ban on full-face veils.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
All of France put on ‘high risk’ restrictions over bird flu
France widened “high risk” restrictions to the entire country after the detection of several cases of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu strain in farms in southwest France and in wild ducks in northern France, the farm ministry said Tuesday.
Phys.org: Physics News
2016—an exceptional year for the LHC
It’s the particles’ last lap of the ring. On 5 December 2016, protons and lead ions circulated in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) for the last time. At exactly 6.02am, the experiments recorded their last collisions (also known as ‘events’).
VentureBeat
Google Wifi review: The real goodness is in the software
REVIEW: One of Google’s new hardware products this holiday season, the Google Wifi router, is now shipping to customers in time for the holidays. On paper it looks good, and in hand it feels good. In my house, I didn’t think the performance — internet speed and throughput — was very impressive. But the…
VentureBeat
Netflix launches video previews for TV screens so you can watch snippets before clicking
Netflix is introducing a new interface for its TV app today, ushering in video previews that display a specially created snippet of the program or movie to watch before you commit. Rolling out around the world from today, the refreshed Netflix TV app will be landing on game consoles and Roku devices…
VentureBeat
HyTrust Survey Finds Government Agencies Are Lacking in Data Security and Encryption in Public Cloud Deployments
PRESS RELEASE: A recent survey of government IT decision makers reveals that nearly 20 percent of agencies using a public cloud do not encrypt data, but still see security as a top priority MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 6, 2016– Today, HyTrust …
Reason.com Full Feed
Why It’s a Good Thing That Driverless Cars and Trucks Are Going To Take Decades…
Yesterday, we posted a video conversation with me and Reason Foundation founder Bob Poole talking about the promises and timeline for fully automated cars and trucks to take over America’s highways and city streets. Watch that here on Reason’s YouTube channel. Poole’s main point isn’t that driverless…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
Polished Panache: Transform your Kitchen Island with Marble Magic
There are few materials that are as timeless as marble. From the days of Roman kings and Emperors in India, to modern masterpieces that depend largely on the stone for their grandeur, marble has a classic and charismatic appeal that is simply undeniable. Marble in the kitchen is a trend that is on the…
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Zynga back in court over alleged insider trading
Social game developer Zynga is being dragged back into a lawsuit that claims select board members acted unfairly on inside information by selling shares before a stock price tumble in 2012. As Reuters reports, the Delaware Supreme Court is reviving a…
Acquire
Beckett Simonon delivers wholecut oxfords for under $200
The shoemakers latest campaign brings more low-cost luxury.Photo: Beckett SimononIt takes a special kind of shoemaker to perfect a wholecut oxford. Instead of a series of panels and stitching, you’ve got a single piece of leather that makes for entire upper creating an elegant look that pairs perfectly…
Acquire
IWC launches three special edition Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapantes
Three special editions for Milan, Paris, and Munich.Photo: IWCFirst introduced in 1995, the Portugieser Chrono­graph Rattrapante grabbed the attention of watch fans with one of the most elegant executions of a chronograph you’ve ever seen on a watch. You’ve also got a split-seconds hand for even more…
Deals
Charge Your iPhone in Comfort With a 10′ Lightning Cable For $9
A few months ago, I bought an extra-long Lightning cable to run behind my couch cushions so I could comfortably charge my iPhone while I watched TV, and it was one of the better decisions I made this year. For $9, there’s no reason not to follow suit.Read more…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Supreme Court Reverses Apple’s $399 Million Award in Samsung Phone Design Lawsuit
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Samsung in its longstanding smartphone design lawsuit with Apple, reversing a $399 million damages judgment awarded to Apple by a lower court. The case will now return to the U.S. Court of Appeals for further proceedings. Supreme Court judges unanimously…
Newswise: SciNews
Bacteria Produce Aphrodisiac That Sets Off Protozoan Mating Swarm
Demonstration that bacteria can drive mating in eukaryotes raises possibility that environmental bacteria or bacterial symbionts may influence mating in animals
CNET News.com
Toyota to ramp up hybrid efforts to go greener, faster – Roadshow
Even if the US plans to reverse its fuel economy targets, the rest of the world is still tightening belts.
CNET News.com
YouTube pays music industry $1 billion from ads – CNET
Subtext: Look, we’re not the bad guys!
Lifehacker
Why It’s Important to Appreciate the Small Things
We all have goals and ambitions we want to cross off of our bucket list, but happiness doesn’t just come from groundbreaking, life-changing events. As the School of Life explains, it’s important to focus on small pleasures as we work toward greater goals.Read more…
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US Power Will Decline Under Trump, Says Futurist Who Predicted Soviet Collapse
Johan Galtung, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union, warned that US global power will collapse under the Donald Trump administration.The Norwegian professor at the University of Hawaii and Transcend Peace University is recognized as the ‘founding father’…
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Instagram finally lets users disable comments on posts
In recent months, Instagram has finally stated rolling out tools that let users combat abuse. First, Instagram added the ability to block specific words from your comments, and today it is adding a host of other tools to keep trolls out of your accou…
Physics News
The balancing act in membrane turnover—an enzyme that links endocytosis to membrane recycling
All cells have surface membranes, and this membrane is especially important in the light-sensitive cells of the eyes in your body. Within your eyes are millions of photoreceptors – nerve cells …
Scientific American Content: Global
Trump Softens His Climate Image with Gore Meeting
Gore said his conversation with the president-elect was “productive” and “extremely interesting” — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
kottke.org
Carl Sagan explains the fourth dimension
From his seminal TV program Cosmos, Carl Sagan attempts to explain the fourth dimension of spacetime. The story starts with Edwin Abbott’s Flatland, but Sagan being Sagan, his explanation is especially lucid. Tags: Carl Sagan   Cosmos   physics   science   TV   video
9to5Mac
Apple AI researchers will be able to publish, likely a move to attract the best minds
Apple’s director of AI research Russ Salakhutd has announced at a conference that the company’s machine-learning researchers will be free to publish their findings. This is an apparent reversal of Apple’s previous position. It was suggested in October that Apple’s extreme secrecy was harming its prospects…
Macworld
Fake news fallout: Facebook starts asking users if headlines are accurate
Facebook has a big problem with fake news stories that are spread on the social network, and now it’s hoping users can help. People are reporting that Facebook is asking them survey questions to help determine whether news headlines are accurate. It’s not clear how many people are included in this…
Macworld
21% off Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 – Deal Alert
The Seagate expansion desktop drive provides extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer’s internal drive to help improve performance. Setup is straightforward; simply…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Google says it will run entirely on renewable energy by next year
Google announced yesterday that it will be fully powered by renewables https://www.google.com/green/projects/announcement-100/ before the end of 2017. https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/google-will-achieve-100-percent-renewable-energy-in-2017 More…
Ars Technica
Trump tweets rage at cost of new Air Force One: “Cancel order!” [Update]
Enlarge / The current Air Force One fleet has been in service for 26 years. The new ones won’t arrive until 2024—if a Trump administration doesn’t cance
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