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Sprint stores are PokéStops and Gyms for ‘Pokémon Go’
As rumored, Niantic is bringing brand partnerships to its hit augmented reality game, Pokémon Go. The software developer has announced that Sprint will have the first sponsored locations in the US, with more than 10,500 stores expected to be t…
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Photo: Spider learns the zigzag stitch
If all spiders were so crafty, maybe we’d end up with less nightmarish “spiderweb in the face” encounters.
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Plans for future Apple Store at Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. moving forward with 10-year lease proposed
Apple is moving forward with plans to open a retail store in the historic Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square, according to the Washington Business Journal. Discussions about the possibility of Apple opening a retail store in the Washington D.C. venue were first reported earlier this year. more…Filed…
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FindLectures Is a Huge Repository of Free Digital Lectures
The internet is filled with free educational lectures, and many of those lectures are spread across a variety of platforms, from free university sites to YouTube. FindLectures attempts to provide a single place to search through them. Right now, FindLectures has cataloged around 36,000 lectures across…
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Big data approach to water quality applied at shale drilling sites
A computer program is diving deep into water quality data from Pennsylvania, helping scientists detect potential environmental impacts of Marcellus Shale gas drilling.
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Blue Yeti Professional USB Condenser Microphone (White) $89
Blue Yeti Professional USB Condenser Microphone (White) $89
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Now Another Canadian Province Wants to Give Everybody Free Money
As the populous province of Ontario gears up to test the idea of a universal basic income—basically, free money for being a living human being—another, much smaller Canadian province is standing up and bravely saying, “Me, too!”On Tuesday night, the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, or PEI,…
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How to Stream TV on Your Plex Media Center with Plex Channels
Plex Media Center is best known for super easy playback of local media files, but that doesn’t mean you can’t tap into the power of streaming video. The Channel system makes it easy to add content from a variety of sources ranging from well known TV stations to specialty content.Click Here to Continue…
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Buy: Bill Viola: The Talking Drum
Originally recorded in an empty swimming pool on the cusp of the ’80s in Buffalo, New York, “The Talking Drum” is a previously unreleased sonic compositions by groundbreaking video artist Bill Viola. Newly restored by Viola’s studio and pressed onto…… Continue…
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Human wall climbing technology is here but it takes three different paddles to climb brick, metal and smooth walls
About ten years ago at DARPA began the Z-man project to enable soldiers to climb the walls of buildingsNextbigfuture had been tracking the project all of that time. In 2006, nextbigfuture had incorporated advanced wall climbing in a set of predictions of the future based on the anticipated success of…
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Megamouth Tool Bag with Integrated Speaker
If you like a little EDM or NPR paired with the sounds of your power drill and hand saw, Custom Leathercraft Tech Gear’s stereo speaker tool bag has both your gear and your ears covered. The 18″ carrier features a Megamouth design that opens wide and, using an internal metal frame, stays that way to…
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Braving male child abuse | Harish Iyer | TEDxCRCE
Braving the stigma of male child abuse by a family member nonetheless is a large ordeal. But nothing could stop the staunch determination of Harish Iyer to come out and now work strongly as an influential activist. He is a story of overcoming your fears and overcoming it. Harish Iyer is an activist…
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What’s next?? Disruptive Innovation. | Vishal Karungulam | TEDxIIMRohtak
Mr Vishal Karangulam is Harvard Leadership student and supplychain strategist at Microsoft. He talks about disruptive innovation through development of artificial intelligence. Vishal is a current executive leadership student at Harvard Business School and a technology leader at Microsoft where he defines…
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Scientists Improve Predictions of How Temperature Affects the Survival of Fish Embryos
Scientists closely tracking the survival of endangered Sacramento River salmon faced a puzzle: the same high temperatures that salmon eggs survived in the laboratory appeared to kill many of the eggs in the river
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Ending Government Cronyism
Cronyism is what happens when government interferes in the economy.
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Why Regressive Leftists Cry Racism
Individualism is the only alternative to racism. Anyone who claims to abhor racism while still embracing the victim-soaked, collectivistic rule-by-force mentality of socialistic progressive leftism enjoys no credibility at all.
Digital Trends
Goodbye wait times! Apple support site now shows authorized third-party shops
Apple wants to make it easy for you to get your phone or computer repaired. Its online support system, which allows you to book appointments, goes a long way in doing that. Now, however, Apple is going a step further — by including third-party repair stores in that online system. The change is small,…
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Anker’s New Humidifier Runs Hot and Cold
If dry winter air is wreaking havoc on your sinuses, you can fight back with this Eufy (Anker’s new home division) humidifier.Read more…
Next Big Future
Ninth crash of an F/A-18 hornet in the last 6 months
A US F/A-18 Hornet has crashed earlier today in Japan. Rescue efforts to recover the pilot would be underway. This would be the 9th major incident involving a “Legacy Hornet” (including the Canadian CF-18 lost on Nov. 28, 2016) in the last 6 months.The rate of crashes involving legacy Hornets is alarming.Two…
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AT&T and Time Warner accidentally argue against their own merger
AT&T and Time Warner were called before Congress today to defend their upcoming $85 billion merger and they played all of the antitrust bingo words in the book. We heard a lot about “investment,” “competition,” and “innovation” in the two-hour session — but no reasons to believe that this merger…
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What’s in your camera bag? Pro photographers share their favorite gear
Photography is all about the art of creating images, but without the right gear you might miss that decisive moment or fail to capture it all. Depending on what you like to photograph, you’ll need different types of equipment. Food photography can demand a macro lens, a fast prime is crucial for street…
Cool Hunting
CH Omakase 2016: Ember Mug: Control the temperature of your coffee or tea with this app-connected item
A few degrees makes a big difference in the flavor and pleasure of your morning beverage, plus nobody wants to discard a coffee but when the last few sips are cold and stale, there’s no avoiding it. With the CH Omakase Ember Mug this ceases to…… Continue…
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Make Crispier Roasted Potatoes by Roughing Them Up First
Boiling your potatoes with salt or vinegar before you roast them can help make your roasted potatoes come out crispier, but there’s an even better way. All it takes is a little baking soda.Read more…
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Could this be the one bag tag to rule them all?
Waiting to check-in at the airport is up there with sitting through an eight-hour budget meeting, as one of the most boring ways to waste time. Thankfully, one of the latest ideas to hit air travel – permanent bag tags – could soon reduce the waiting time to nil. New York-based One Bag Tag…
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Two Kids Charged Over Tennessee Wildfires That Killed 14
Wildfire spread with remarkable speed around, and eventually into, the towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee beginning two weeks ago. The source of the blaze appears to be arson. The two individuals charged in connection to the fires that killed 14? Two dumb kids. Read more…
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This Trauma Center That Helps Millennial Snowflakes Adjust to Adult Life Is a Fascinating Con Job
Thomas Szasz is not the hero we deserve, but the one we need right now. That’s the implicit takeaway from Fusion’s impressive profile of Yellowbrick, a mental health facility and trauma center for a certain kind of patient: relatively privileged millennials who can’t seem to adjust to the demands…
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Trump to Nominate Gen. Kelly to DHS, Scott Pruitt to EPA, Terry Bransted to China Ambassador, Philly Judge Rejects Jill Stein Request to Digitally Audit Voting Machines, Days Are Getting Longer: P.M. Links
Donald Trump will nominate Gen. John Kelly, the third retired Marine general Trump has picked for a high-level position, to head the Department of Homeland Security. Trump will also nominate Oklahoma attorney general and Environmental Protetection Agency critic Scott Pruitt to the EPA. Iowa Governor…
Computerworld
Smartwatch user dropout rate is still 29%, Gartner says
Almost a third of smartwatch owners — 29%, to be exact — have stopped using them, saying they didn’t find the devices useful, got bored with them or they broke.Those findings, released Wednesday by research firm Gartner, don’t indicate that smartwatches are on their way out. But what’s troubling is…
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Facebook just secured an e-money license in Ireland, paving way for Messenger payments in Europe
 Paving the way for friend-to-friend payments to come to Facebook Messenger in Europe (and after the functionality debuted in the U.S. all the way back in March last year), Facebook has quietly secured an e-money license from the Central Bank of Ireland. Read More
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Zoos of the Future | Keith Lovett | TEDxNewBedford
Zoos historically have been beloved attractions where communities came to admire animals. Over the last decade more and more people have begun questioning the ethics of zoos. The zoos of the future have an important role in protecting wildlife, but they must evolve into centers for environmental education…
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Love vs Fear. Can we see 9/11 in a new light? | Lisa Luckett | TEDxNewBedford
Lisa Luckett tells her unique and inspiring story of love from her experience as a 9/11 widow . A social visionary, an activist for kindness and an advocate of gaining wisdom by experiencing life head-on, Lisa’s message of seeing life through the lens of love instead of the lens of fear reminds us that…
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How to Live Happily in the Digital Age | Pamela Pavliscak | TEDxNewBedford
What if we suspended the notion that the internet is a public health hazard or a tool of the surveillance state or purely a means to a rather mundane end? What would it mean to live well with technology? It turns out living well in the digital age means changing how we choose to live with technology….
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Medicine’s Next Great Breakthrough | Leonard D’Avolio | TEDxNewBedford
In this TEDx talk Dr. Leonard D’Avolio, Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor & CEO of predictive analytics company Cyft, explains why healthcare is 30+ years behind other industries when it comes to using data, the transformative potential of data in healthcare, and why data is now finally…
Computerworld
Democrats push for probe of Russia’s role in alleged election hacks
U.S. lawmakers are pushing for a government probe into whether Russia may have interfered with the presidential election by hacking high-profile political targets.   On Wednesday, two Democratic representatives unveiled legislation that proposes to form a 12-member bipartisan commission to investigate…
Mashable
Someone figured out the death totals on ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Walking Dead’
If you don’t watch Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, you probably at least know that the ubiquitous shows feature unusually high death tolls. Artist Nantes Ryka wasn’t satisfied not knowing which of the two gory series has actually been the most deathly. So he created a detailed infographic that…
Mashable
7 very serious suggestions for Donald Trump’s ‘First Pet’
As deliberations over presidential cabinet positions rage on, let’s not forget the very important appointment of a “First Dog.” Nearly every U.S. president has had a pet, and although Donald Trump currently doesn’t have one, he reportedly has a deal in the works. As reported by the The Washington Post,…
Big Think
What the F… reeze: MIT Researchers Create Nano-Ice At Scorching Temperatures
Forget everything you thought you knew about boiling and freezing, thanks to these MIT scientists.  Read More
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The Best Games of 2016: Overwatch
It’s late in the game and my team is defending the delivery point for the opposing team’s payload. Things are hot around the payload, which is where I’m positioned, playing as an old, war-weary solider who’s sick of fighting but nevertheless finds himself here. Bullets zoom by as I step out from behind…
Muted
100 OF THE BEST STOCKING STUFFERS FOR MEN
We’ve just put together our buying guide of the best stocking stuffers for men that is sure to get you on the good list. Whether you’re buying for a techie, for the guy looking to make a fashion statement, the motorhead, or the athlete, there’s something in this guide for someone you know. We even have…
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New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman tells us how to live in accelerated times
Author Thomas Friedman travels the world for the New York Times and comes up with big picture insights such as in the book The World Is Flat, where he said the Internet had leveled the playing field for many people in the tech industries. Now he’s come up with a “field guide for the 21st century,” or…
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Pokémon Go update finally lets you transfer multiple monsters to Professor Willow at once
Pokémon Go is getting new creatures and a marketing deal that will turn more than 10,00 Sprint retailers into PokéStops and Gyms, but developer Niantic is also rolling out a smaller update that introduces at least one highly requested feature. You can now select multiple Pokémon at once to transfer…
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Microsoft schedules Build 2017 developer conference for May 10-12 in Seattle
After holding its premier Build developer conference in San Francisco for the past four years, Microsoft is bringing it back to its home court of western Washington in 2017. The event — which is traditionally packed with news on all of Microsoft’s big businesses — will take place in Seattle, as opposed…
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How AI will help us understand social media
GUEST: If you’re a fan of the X-Men comics series, you’re familiar with Cerebro, a fictional device that taps into the brain waves of humans and has the ability to identify mutants by an individual’s thoughts and experiences. Wouldn’t it be terrifying if Cerebro were real? If we could indulge in mind…
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Despite slow 2016, VR is still forecast to hit $14 billion in consumer software sales in 2020
Market researcher SuperData scaled back its virtual reality forecast for 2016, particularly after a disappointing launch of the PlayStation VR headsets. But it still believes that consumer VR software could grow from $407 million in revenue in 2016 to $14 billion by 2020. Above: Stephanie Lamas of SuperData…
Digital Trends
Nixon The Mission Smartwatch Review
The name Nixon may mean Watergate and scandal to older Americans, but a younger crowd may be more familiar with the California watchmaker partly owned by Billabong. The company’s latest is one of the biggest Android Wear releases to date — and comes at a time when Android Wear is more than a little forgotten….
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La Paz Heavey Jackets
Can we have a serious fucking discussion about the fabric they used to make this La Paz Heavey Jacket, please? Before we start, you want something to drink? A snack? No? Okay, well let’s get to it. First of all, it’s fucking lit. Second off, it’s 100% wool and real thick, which means its warm,… The…
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Trump Has Little Latitude to Change Trade Policies…So Far
Over at Bloomberg Politics, Sahil Kapur has a useful piece detailing congressional unease at President-elect Donald Trump’s recent rhetoric about slapping a 35 percent border tax on U.S. companies that offshore production and then try to sell their stuff back to America. In keeping with most coverage…
Next Big Future
Microwave oil recovery could unlock trillions of barrels of oil and drinkable water from Oil shale and oil sands
Peter Kearl is co-founder and CTO of Qmast which is a Colorado-based company pioneering the use of the microwave technology to recover oil. Oil giants BP and ConocoPhillips are pouring resources into developing similar extraction techniques, which can be far less water- and energy-intensive than fracking.There…
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I’m Ken Jennings and This Is How I Work
Ken Jennings didn’t become a household name overnight. He became a household name over exactly 74 nights. Ken, of course, holds the record for the longest winning streak on the television trivia show Jeopardy! and has since become a best-selling author.His 2006 book Brainiacs dove into the world of his…
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Tread connects car nuts via plate numbers
 It is not uncommon in the automotive enthusiast community to admire another’s ride. The best most people could do was give a thumbs-up as they passed or leave a note on a parked car’s windshield. But no more; this is 2016. Today Tread launches, an app that connects enthusiasts using their license plate…
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AT&T Is Full of Shit
AT&T and Time Warner’s top brass met with a US Senate antitrust panel on Wednesday to argue that the proposed $85 billion merger of the two companies would help competition rather than hurt it. This sounds like a big, steamy pile of bullshit.Read more…
Mashable
This video is all you need to know about Trump appointee Linda McMahon
Donald Trump has named former WWE president and CEO Linda McMahon (pictured above) to his cabinet to lead the Small Business Administration.  via GIPHY James Corden and Jason Schwartzman shoot a film entirely in Starbucks Experience the day Pearl Harbor was attacked in virtual reality…
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London will spend a record $1 billion on improving bike infrastructure
That means more bike lanes and “Cycle Superhighways” While Copenhagen continues to be a worldwide leader in cycling—the number of bikes in the Danish capital recently surpassed cars in fact—London is busy playing catch up. Earlier this week, newly-elected London mayor Sadiq Khan announced that a…
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Slack expands Google partnership with new Google Drive integrations
Google Docs and Drive were among the earliest Slack integrations and remain among the most popular, according to Slack.
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Qantas flying high with cloud-based innovation: AWS
AWS’ Australia and New Zealand managing director peddles Qantas as one of the cloud giant’s most innovative customers in the region.
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The Best Password Managers
If you’re not using a password manager, start now. As we wrote in Password Managers Are for Everyone—Including You, a password manager makes you less vulnerable online by generating strong random passwords, syncing them securely across your browsers and devices so they’re easily accessible everywhere,…
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Facebook patent hints at an automated solution for fake news
Facebook may have said that it’s stepping up its fight against fake news in the past few weeks, but there are signs that it might have had a way to tackle this problem sooner. A recently published USPTO filing from 2015 reveals that Facebook has app…
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The True Cost of the American Dream | Silvia Ramos | TEDxWinstonSalemWomen
Immigration is a hot topic in our nation’s political landscape; but rarely is it viewed from the perspective of those who live it. This powerful talk takes the viewer on the often emotionally-wrought journey from illegal to legal citizen status in America. Silvia Ramos has been a voice for diversity…
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Creating independence through design | Jessica Ridgers | TEDxYouth@Bath
Jessica discusses how the designing of different products to aid people with varying disabilities can bring independence and a new lease of life. Jess works for Designability, the new name of the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering. Her passion for human-centred design makes her the perfect designer…
Mashable
Genius builds robot that communicates in GIFs
Sometimes it may feel like only GIFs truly understand you. Well now you can make a bot that will always catch your drift. A user on Imgur by the name of Shekit, created a custom robot that can respond to your voice with GIFs. SEE ALSO: Giphy Cam adds just the right level of insanity to GIFs Peeqo,…
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macOS 10.12.2 Fixes Time Machine Backup Crashing Issue on New MacBook Pro
Apple in the latest macOS Sierra beta appears to have fixed a common issue where transferring files to an external hard drive or SSD connected to a Thunderbolt 3 port caused the new MacBook Pro to crash for some users. MacRumors forum member Dave Miles claims he received an email response from Apple’s…
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United Won’t Be the Last Airline to Charge for Overhead Bin Space
“One gets away with something and they all pile on.” The post United Won’t Be the Last Airline to Charge for Overhead Bin Space appeared first on WIRED.
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Donald Trump Is Time’s Person of the Year!?!? New Reason Podcast
So President-elect Donald Trump has been named as Time’s 90th “Person of the Year,” besting a short list that included Hillary Clinton, Beyonce, and “the Hackers.” “He has upended the leadership of both major political parties and effectively shifted the political direction of the international order,”…
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Philips X2/27 Fidelio Premium Open-Back Headphones $207.19
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30 Top bags for techies, gamers, and everyone else
Pockets aren’t adequate for the modern techie. Your phone is likely the least of your gear, as far as storage needs are concerned. Laptops, tablets, ereaders, handheld game consoles, cameras, spare batteries, accessories…all things found in the average backpack. Given that it’s possible to have thousands…
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‘Passengers’ Will Be Going to the ISS for Astronaut Screening
It’s strange to think that while Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence will be trapped in deep space in the film Passengers, most of its audience will be people on Earth. Luckily, people in […] The post ‘Passengers’ Will Be Going to the ISS for Astronaut Screening appeared first on Geek.com.
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Sony revives its $50 PS4 price drop for two weeks
Disheartened that you missed out on a price-cut PlayStation 4 around Black Friday? You’re about to get a second chance. In a near-repeat of what happened last year, Sony is resurrecting its $50 discount on the Uncharted 4 slim PS4 bundle between December 11th and December 24th. Yes, you’ll still get…
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The best gifts for people who love to drive
Gift Guides Get outta my dreams, get into my car. Read on for gift ideas for car lovers.
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AT&T and Time Warner Execs Vow to Protect Press Freedom Under Trump
Top executives from AT&T and Time Warner pledged under oath to protect US First Amendment free press protections, under tough questioning during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday.During a hearing about AT&T’s proposed $85 billion buyout of Time Warner, Sen. Richard Blumenthal,…
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America’s Railroads Are Too Busted for High Speed Trains
Amtrak trains traveling the Northeast Corridor, servicing major cities like New York, Boston, and Washington DC, are getting a $2.45 billion federal upgrade. But it won’t get you anywhere any faster.Read more…
Digital Trends
Your Fitbit can now track glucose levels, thanks to a partnership with Medtronic
Soon, your Fitbit won’t just be monitoring how many steps you take in a day — it will also keep tabs on your glucose levels. On Tuesday, Medtronic and Fitbit announced a new partnership that seeks to “integrate health and activity tracking for patients living with diabetes and their physicians and care…
Digital Trends
SoftBank chief pledges $50 billion for U.S. businesses after Trump meeting
Japanese conglomerate SoftBank will invest $50 billion in the United States and create 50,000 new jobs. That’s according to Donald Trump, who announced the news on Tuesday after a meeting with Chief Executive Masayoshi Son at Trump Tower in Manhattan. Details of the arrangement were hard to come by,…
Mashable
Flying an X-Wing in virtual reality is absurdly cool
Is the Rogue One-inspired X-Wing mission in Star Wars: Battlefront the best reason to own a PlayStation VR right now? Yes. Yes it is. SEE ALSO: Watch Felicity Jones show off her ‘Rogue One’ combat skills The free virtual reality minigame feels like a dumbed down version of the classic PC game X-Wing,…
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The Evolution of Disney Animation
LinkBora Barroso presents a brief look back at animated films from the House of Mouse, from 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, up to this year’s Zootopia. While the style and technique have changed, the storytelling and characters continue to enthrall. More Awesome Stuff: Inner Workings (Trailer)Moana…
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Hospitals struggling to cope with Mosul casualties
Orla Guerin reports from a hospital in Irbil that is struggling to cope with the number of casualties.
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Lawmakers grill AT&T over $85 billion Time Warner merger – CNET
During a senate hearing, AT&T and Time Warner face skeptical lawmakers to make the hard sell for their megamerger.
WIRED
The Election Is Over. The Probe Into Russian Hacks Shouldn’t Be
Two Congressmen are calling for a commission to investigate Russian political hacking. Cybersecurity experts are backing the idea. The post The Election Is Over. The Probe Into Russian Hacks Shouldn’t Be appeared first on WIRED.
Lifehacker
Make Your Smartphone Less Distracting by Switching Your Screen to Grayscale
If you find yourself overly-dependent on your smartphone, and can’t help but check it every few minutes for no reason, this simple tweak might make it easier to cut back.In this video, Dr. James Hamblin of The Atlantic’s If Our Bodies Could Talk series shares a tip for making your phone a little less…
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Adequate Man The 2016 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog | Jezebel Love Is Not the Answer
Adequate Man The 2016 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog | Jezebel Love Is Not the Answer | Gizmodo United Airlines Will Start Charging for Use of Overhead Bins | Jezebel Some Showrunners Are Banning Rape as a Plot Device on Their Shows |Read more…
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This robotic spoon is changing the lives of people with limited mobility
The ‘Liftware Level’ has built-in sensors that can assist those who suffer from limited hand flexibilityThe device is especially helpful for the handicapped or those who are experiencing post-stroke deficits.           Read more…More about Mashable Video, Robotic Spoon, Spoon, Real Time Video, and…
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Ford Slithers Up To Trump’s Anti-EPA Threats
President-elect Donald Trump slammed Ford in his campaign but the company has slithered ever closer to him in recent months, and now the company’s CEO Mark Fields has joined in Trump’s fight against the Environmental Protection Agency’s stringent looming fuel economy standards.Read more…
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Thanks to Fossil Fuels, Carbon Dating Is in Jeopardy. One Scientist May Have an Easy Fix
If only there were such an easy fix for climate change
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Qualcomm Debuts 10nm Server Chip To Attack Intel Server Stronghold
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Tom’s Hardware: Qualcomm and its Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies subsidiary announced today that the company has already begun sampling its first 10nm server processor. The Centriq 2400 is the second generation of Qualcomm server SOCs, but it is the first in…
Digital Trends
The secret to odorless deep fat fryers may involve cooking with cold plasma
When you think about the work being done by the European Space Agency you probably picture pear-munching astronauts reading Nietzsche in zero gravity. As it happens, however, a newly published piece of research reveals that researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics are working…
Digital Trends
Believe in magic? Adidas’ Run Genie will help pick out your next pair of shoes
Last week, Adidas opened its newest and largest storefront on the outskirts of Times Square. Multiple stories of shoes are waiting for you. If you don’t like what they have, however, you can create a custom pair to take home. But what really sets this location apart lies beneath. Down in the basement…
Digital Trends
Mara Pen is a handheld mouse pointer that will transform your presentations
Whether it’s a clicker for scrolling through your slides or a laser pointer for directing people’s attention toward certain things, the core technologies behind presentations hasn’t changed much in years. That’s where a new Kickstarter project for the so-called “Mara Pen” comes into play. A nifty handheld…
Digital Trends
Not sure what to get for your Secret Santa exchange? Here’s 10 geeky gifts for under $25
With the holiday season in full swing, gift-giving is on the minds of many. If you’re part of a Secret Santa exchange, however, it can be daunting to find an appropriate gift for someone that you may have never actually spoken to. Luckily, there are gobs of affordable tech-related goodies out there that…
Digital Trends
Swiss engineers just unveiled a plane that can reach the edge of space using only solar power
Now that a solar-powered plane has successfully made its way around the globe, Swiss engineering firm SolarStratos wants to take things to the next level. Sometime in the next couple years, the company wants to use solar power to take you to the edge of space. Surrounded by a crowd eager to penetrate…
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Congress Used Dying Kids and Slick PR to Sell America a Handout to Big Pharma
The “21st Century Cures Act” is being hailed as perhaps the last great piece of bipartisan legislation before Donald Trump takes over as president. It is undeniably the most important health care law to pass since the Affordable Care Act, and it’s being touted by politicians and “patient advocacy groups”…
Architecture Lab
Hotel Project Would Revive Embodiment of Jet Age at Kennedy Airport
The plan is to revive the building as the public entrance leading to a new two-building, six-story, 505-room hotel in the crescent-shaped area … The post Hotel Project Would Revive Embodiment of Jet Age at Kennedy Airport appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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Air New Zealand signs Inmarsat for in-flight Wi-Fi
The New Zealand carrier will begin Wi-Fi fleetwide rollout in the second half of next year with trans-Tasman flights.
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Maverick ET-733 Long Range Wireless Thermometer w/ Bear Claw Forks $49.99
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Decoding cement’s shape at the nanoscale promises greener concrete
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What the drone industry wants from the FAA and Trump
 The commercial drone industry in the U.S. hasn’t heard much from the President-elect about his plans for rulemaking that will impact their business and global competitiveness. Last month, Associated Press broke the story that Trump is interested in privatizing air traffic control, wresting that responsibility…
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Sweating Big Human-Body Data Challenge
Today’s wearable sensors can capturea user’s vital signs. But “none can monitor human health conditions at the molecular level,” said a professor at University of Calif., Berkeley, at IEDM while presenting his teams’ paper on “wearable sweat biosensor.”
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Libertarianism in a Rapidly Diversifying America: Reason Debate on 12/8 in DC
Anti-immigration conservatives and liberals have long argued that as the United States brings in more foreigners, our common culture and values slip further and further away from the nation’s founding ideals of limited government and self-sufficiency. Donald Trump supporters who cheered the candidate’s…
Lifehacker
Remains of the Day: T-Mobile’s New Service Lets You Use One Phone Number on Multiple Devices
T-Mobile has a new service called Digits that lets you use one phone number across multiple devices. You’ll be able to log in on any compatible device and have access to all your call history and messages. That and more in today’s news.T-Mobile’s Digits is launching a limited customer beta starting today….
SpaceNews.com
Trump adviser sees Pence playing a major role in space policy
WASHINGTON — The space policy adviser during the campaign of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Dec. 7 that he foresees Vice President-elect Mike Pence being involved in shaping the space policy of the next administration. Robert Walker, former chairman of the House Science Committee, used a speech…
Mashable
Polar vortex about to blast U.S. with coldest air of the season
The Siberian Express will ride again next week, as frigid air pushes across much of the U.S. with temperatures in some places dropping to as much as 50 degrees Fahrenheit below average for this time of year.  The cold will come courtesy of two main weather features — a wobble in the upper level polar…
Digital Trends
Samsung steps to Dyson with a $1,200 robovac it claims can outsuck anything
Samsung’s Powerbot line of vacuums set a high standard for the world of robotic cleaners when it debuted in 2014. Now, after just two years on the market, it appears the giant electronics company is ready to raise the bar even further. The successor to Samsung’s first go-round with autonomous vacuums,…
TechSpot
YouTube Rewind highlights the most popular trends of 2016
Of all the Year in Review coverage on TechSpot, YouTube’s annual Rewind is by far my favorite. It used to be that I enjoyed revisiting the top moments and celebrities of a video year – Internet and otherwise – but as of late, I’m apparently so far out of the…
Slashdot
Nintendo Offers Up To $20,000 To Hack the 3DS
Mickeycaskill writes: Nintendo will pay up to $20,000 for system and software vulnerabilities in the Nintendo 3DS family of handheld gaming consoles. The company is looking to prevent activities such as piracy, cheating and the circulation of inappropriate content to children. The stated goal is to “provide…
HiConsumption
Jet Engine Ceiling Fans
Since owning a personal jet is probably out of the budget this year.
The Next Web
Uber wants to fight senior loneliness by collecting your old clothes
Tis the season for giving. On Saturday, Uber users in the UK can request an UberGIVING car to collect items that are no longer wanted. These items will be donated to Age UK – a charity that helps lonely, vulnerable, and isolated seniors – and sold through their network of thrift stores. The free service…
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UPS trials delivery by e-bike in (where else?) Portland
Big Brown is now delivering some of its packages in Portland, Oregon, with a prototype electric-assist tricycle, with plans to deploy additional e-bike deliveries next year if successful.
CNET News.com
Sony wants to add ‘digital spice’ to card games – CNET
Project Field brings card games to life using smart pads that pair with a phone or tablet.
Lifehacker
The Secret to Looking Relaxed in Group Photos
Everyone loves group photos, but getting one where everyone looks natural when they know they’re on camera isn’t easy. The key is to look as relaxed as possible, even if you’re the one taking the shot and encouraging your subjects to pose. Here’s what we mean. Pay attention to your elbows and knees,…
BBC News – World
‘Objectification is not a bad thing’
Former porn star turned Bollywood movie actor Sunny Leone tells Yogita Limaye that she’s ok with her ‘sexy’ image and ‘objectification’ isn’t a bad word.
BBC News – World
The storyteller who spins tales in four languages
Gcina Mhlope is a traditional storyteller who narrates her tales in four South African languages.
Digital Trends
The Death Star comes to Earth ahead of premiere of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’
Star Wars fans are eagerly awaiting the next installment of the series, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters in just over a week. In order to ramp the hype train up to full speed, Disney has brought one of the franchise’s most popular landmarks to life, transforming the iconic Epcot center…
Mashable
44 companies join the White House’s pledge for equal pay
Adobe, MasterCard and AT&T are just a few of the 44 companies who recently pledged to close the gender pay gap.  They all joined the Obama administration’s Equal Pay Pledge, the White House announced Wednesday. Also joining were eBay, the Honest Company, Square and Workday, among others.  The pledge…
io9
The Batmobile Lost a Wheel, But What Did the Joker Do?
“Jingle bells, Batman smells / Robin laid an egg / The Batmobile lost a wheel and the Joker […]”Read more…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Top 10 cycling innovations of 2016
As another year draws to a close, it’s time to once again look back at some of the highlights of the past 12 months – in this case, as they pertain to the world of cycling gadgets. These aren’t necessarily things that received a lot of publicity, or that are guaranteed to be big sellers. Instead,…
FiveThirtyEight
LeBron Plays A Little Worse Against His Friends
With his four MVP awards and three NBA championships — the most recent of which capped a come-from-behind story for the ages and earned Cleveland its first major pro sports title in 52 years — LeBron James has set himself apart as the greatest player of his generation.But even as James has cemented his…
werd.com
Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
Mophie’s latest backup power cases for iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, the Juice Pack Air extends your phone’s battery life to 27 & 33 hours respectively & offers wireless charging using Charge Force technology. Compatible with Qi and other wireless charging systems, you simply set it down on any charger…
Acquire
A. Lange Söhne introduces a new version Lange 1 Moon Phase
The watch receives a new day/night indication.Photo: A. Lange SohneFourteen years after it’s initial launch, A. Lange Söhne is releasing an updated version of their Lange 1 Moon Phase. The watch receives a new moon-phase display that features two discs that rotate simultaneously to display the a bright…
Lifehacker
The Total Idiot’s Guide To Doing Basic Motorcycle Repairs 
I’ll be honest: I’m a terrible mechanic. I’ve got a scar on my forearm from the last time I changed the brakes on my Mini. Any repair work I’ve ever done has been a financial decision, not a leisure one. But! Even someone like me, who has the dexterity of a drunken penguin, can do basic motorcycle maintenance.Motorcycles,…
BBC News – World
Toronto boy planned attack on massacre anniversary – police
A Canadian teen is charged with planning to attack a school on the anniversary of a Montreal massacre.
BBC News – World
First US Somali lawmaker gets ‘Islamophobic threats’ in taxi
The first US Somali lawmaker says she was subjected to “hateful” anti-Muslim threats from a taxi driver.
VentureBeat
How crowdfunding will transform inner cities
GUEST: It’s been only six months since Regulation Crowdfunding was legalized, and it’s already proving to be highly successful funding source for new businesses. 50 percent of companies that have closed on their financing hit their minimum funding target. That 50 percent success rate is far greater than…
DudeIWantThat.com
Cook’s Science: How to Unlock Flavor
Do you know what your 50 favorite ingredients are? The editors of Cook’s Illustrated do, and in Cook’s Science they’re going to teach you how to take those ingredients’ flavor and mother F’ing unlock it. Like most of the Cook’s Illustrated magazines and cookbooks, reading Cook’s Science is as much…
Digital Trends
Verizon gives customers free calls, texts to Indonesia in wake of deadly quake
Verizon is playing its part in helping the aid effort following the massive Indonesia earthquake — the company is allowing customers to connect with friends and family in Indonesia for free. The earthquake struck Indonesia’s Aceh province just before dawn on Wednesday, lasting around 15 seconds and…
TechCrunch
This ‘artificial iris’ is like a pair of programmable shades in contact lens form
 Smart contact lenses have been the stuff of science fiction for a long time, but as with jetpacks and faster-than-light travel, we’re still waiting on them. Research is ongoing, though, and a project at the University of Ghent shows promise not just in advancing the technology but providing some therapeutic…
Latest news
Give data personality traits to improve analysis
The shape of a fish, for instance, can be used to reflect different characteristics of an entity and support data visualisation.
Lifehacker
Most Popular DIY Projects of 2016
Whether you’re building your own computer or making repairs on your house, the do it yourself attitude is always prevalent here at Lifehacker. Here are the best DIY guides, projects, and ideas we posted in 2016.Read more…
SpaceNews.com
WGS-8 successfully lifts off from Cape Canaveral
WASHINGTON – The Air Force’s latest Wideband Global Satcom satellite successfully launched Dec. 7 from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Medium-Plus (5,4) rocket lifted off successfully at 6:53 p.m. Eastern. Separation of the WGS-8…
BBC News – World
Giraffes facing ‘silent extinction’ as population plunges
A dramatic drop in the giraffe population over the past 30 years leaves them vulnerable to extinction.
Android Developers Blog
Watch sessions from the Playtime 2016 events to learn how to succeed on Android & Google Play
Posted by Patricia Correa, Head of Developer Marketing, Google Play We’re wrapping up our annual global Playtime series of events with a last stop in Tokyo, Japan. This year Google Play hosted events in 10 cities: London, Paris, Berlin, Hong Kong, Singapore, Gurgaon, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seoul…
Digital Trends
Is this the warmest down jacket ever made?
The down jacket has been a tried-and-true staple in just about every outdoor enthusiasts closet almost since it was first invented back in the late 1930’s. That’s when Eddie Bauer (yes, that Eddie Bauer), came up with the idea of using goose down to serve as insulation to help keep us warm while venturing…
Digital Trends
Diesel ain’t dead yet: 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel sedan to start at $24,670
Many automakers are turning their backs on diesel these days, but General Motors continues to embrace the technology. Chevrolet has just announced pricing information for the 2017 Cruze Diesel sedan, which goes on sale early next year. Starting at $24,670, the all-new Cruze will sport a 1.6-liter turbodiesel…
Digital Trends
BioLite spreads holiday cheer with a limited edition camping gear kit
Still wondering what to get the outdoor lover on your holiday list this year? Or, better yet maybe you’ve got all of your shopping done and are ready to treat yourself instead? If so, BioLite has put together a special package containing some of its most popular gear that it is currently selling at a…
PCWorld
A Turkish hacker is giving out prizes for DDoS attacks
A hacker in Turkey has been trying to encourage distributed denial-of-attacks by making it into a game, featuring points and prizes for attempting to shut down political websites. The DDoS platform, translated as Surface Defense in English, has been prompting other hackers in Turkey to sign up and…
PCWorld
9 free ’round-the-clock streaming apps for low-effort TV watching
Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime excel at delivering on-demand video, but sometimes you don’t want to pick from an endless list of movies and TV shows. You might not even care that much about what’s on, provided it’s palatable enough to play in the background while you’re doing other…
TechCrunch
Starbucks adds a virtual barrista, sous vide eggs and a Tencent partnership to its menu
 At the Starbucks Biennial Investor Conference today, the coffee and retail giant revealed some plans for 2017, including new foods comings to its cafes, and features heading to its incredibly popular mobile app. Notably absent among its announcements were any media and entertainment-related plans. In…
Mashable
Newt Gingrich commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor in the worst way possible
Many, including politicians, took a few moments on Wednesday to commemorate the lives that were lost 75 years ago during the attack on Pearl Harbor that killed thousands of Americans and essentially thrust the U.S. into World War II.  But Newt Gingrich’s attempt was so awful, Twitter users were left…
SlashGear
Galaxy Note 7 in Canada to be blocked by carriers next week
If you’re still holding on to the cursed Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and happen to live in Canada, consider your phone’s days numbered. Samsung’s Canadian outfit has just announced an upcoming move that will really force owners to hand over their Galaxy Note 7 for a refund or an exchange. In a nutshell, starting…
BBC News – World
Brexit: French financial regulator wooing London banks
Banks are in advanced stages of planning to shift some operations from London to Paris, says France’s leading financial regulator.
Slashdot
Adobe Flash Responsible For Six of the Top 10 Bugs Used By Exploit Kits In 2016
Trailrunner7 quotes a report from On the Wire: Vulnerabilities in Flash and Internet Explorer dominated the exploit kit landscape in the last year, with a high-profile bug in Flash being found in seven separate kits, new research shows. Exploit kits have long been a key tool in the arsenal of many attackers,…
Mashable
Watch the ‘godfather’ of fake news try to explain himself on Samantha Bee’s show
This year, fake news stories marred the election and continue to propagate dangerous conspiracy theories. The man behind many of them? A 40-year-old Hillary Clinton voter who lives in a Los Angeles suburb with his family. On Monday’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Jestin Coler, who has created dozens…
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Colombia’s President Santos: Nobel Peace Prize ‘a gift from God’
In an exclusive interview, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos tells FRANCE 24 how winning the Nobel Peace Prize helped him to resurrect a deal to end decades of bloody war with the FARC guerrilla group and describes how the historic peace agreement is now being implemented.
Mobile Magazine
You Can Now Get the New Toyota Motors Navigation App for Free
Toyota Motors Corporation has finally hit pay dirt on its second attempt at riding the smartphone trend. The Japanese car maker recently launched on Thursday its free navigation app that provides directions and live traffic updates in Japan only. This new app finally signals success for Toyota after…
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New York lawsuit aims to apply the Second Amendment to Tasers
The Firearms Policy Foundation and Matthew Avitabile are suing New York state over a regulation that outlaws the possession of electronic weapons including stun guns and Tasers. Avitabile happens to be the mayor of Middleburgh, New York, and he wants to buy a Taser or stun gun for his home, according…
Mashable
Snapchat makes biggest move yet in becoming the new TV
Snapchat is gunning for television. More news, comedy, sports and lifestyle shows will be popping up on the app in the coming months, thanks to a new deal with Turner.  SEE ALSO: An exclusive look at E!’s first Snapchat series The partnership, announced Tuesday, is expected to introduce several new…
Mashable
Weed dealer makes a smooth save after accidentally texting a teen’s mom
Never, ever switch phone numbers with your mom. A 15-year-old named Christian recently got himself in a sticky icky situation after swapping phone numbers with his mother. Someone didn’t get the memo, and unfortunately, that someone was his weed dealer. Christian’s sister Anna tweeted out a photo of…
VentureBeat
How virtual reality can help you conquer your worst fears
GUEST: Name your fear. A sense of dread strikes you at the thought of having to hop onto a crowded train. You squirm as the doctor approaches you with a needle. You tremble and tuck your head between your legs as the plane warms up its engine. You freeze as your secret crush walks past you. The fear…
VentureBeat
What Stephen Hawking gets right and wrong about ‘the most dangerous time for our planet’
GUEST: In an essay in the Guardian last week, renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking wrote: “Whatever we might think about the decision by the British electorate to reject membership of the European Union and by the American public to embrace Donald Trump as their next president, there is no…
Latest news
Microsoft’s reveals its next steps to bring mixed reality to the masses
Microsoft is readying its Windows PC and device-maker partners to build new extended reality devices and the PCs to which they’ll be tethered.
Latest news
DDoS platform lures hackers to attack websites for points and prizes
The gamification lures hackers into the fold with exploit tools and fraud software up for grabs.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Rinspeed Oasis autonomous concept car entertains, earns money and even gardens
The approach of fully autonomous driving must be bittersweet for Rinspeed. The Swiss think tank got off to a good, early start in exploring the vast possibilities of autonomous vehicle interior design. But then major manufacturers started doing the same, and suddenly Rinspeed, known for absolutely…
The Next Web
Microsoft is officially bringing real desktop apps to Windows 10 smartphones
From the outset, Windows 10 has promised to be the OS for all devices, but using it on a phone or small tablet meant you couldn’t run traditional desktop apps. That’s now changing. At its WinHEC event today in Shenzen, Microsoft announced that desktop apps are coming to ARM processors – the kind in basically…
The Verge – All Posts
Microsoft unveils its hardware plans to take on Amazon’s Echo with Windows 10 PCs
Microsoft is rumored to be preparing a HomeHub feature for Windows 10 to better compete with devices like Google’s Home and Amazon’s Echo. While that feature isn’t expected to debut until later next year, Microsoft is laying the hardware groundwork for new devices that will run Windows 10 in ways that…
CNET News.com
Windows laptops in 2017 could act and feel more like a phone – CNET
Windows 10 devices will be compatible with Qualcomm’s latest processor, the same chips that power high-end phones and tablets.
BBC News – World
UK minister accuses Saudis over ‘proxy wars’
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is filmed saying Saudi Arabia and Iran are “puppeteering” in the Middle East.
Gizmodo
Verizon Customers Are Saying They Can’t Send Texts to Other Networks
Tuesday evening, multiple Verizon cellphone users began reporting that they were unable to transmit text messages between their phones and numbers associated with other carriers. The reason why was not immediately clear.Read more…
Physics News
“Programmable” cement particles make for stronger concrete
The modern world is likely home to more concrete jungles than natural ones, and although we’ve been using the material for hundreds of years, the recipe can always use some improvement. …
Mises Institute
End Game for the Global Economy
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssBooms and BustsMoney and BanksEnd Game for the Global EconomyBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking 0 Views This article is a transcript of the interview conducted on Mises Weekends. Jeff Deist: James, thanks a million for joining us. I’m going to go out on…
Reason.com Full Feed
The Triumph of Falsehood
In 1644, the English poet John Milton made an eloquent case against censorship. Freedom of thought and inquiry was not only a God-given prerogative but also the best protection against error: “Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter?” Milton…
BBC News – World
Fire ants could become Australia’s worst pest, experts warn
Red fire ants could wreak more damage than rabbits, cane toads and foxes combined, experts warn.
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Meet the Octobot
Researchers use an ingenious design to make a soft robot that moves on its own.
The Verge – All Posts
Chrome for Android now lets you download web pages and read them offline
Version 55 of Chrome for Android is rolling out across the Google Play store, dramatically expanding the browser’s downloading functionality. You can now download entire web pages, as well as media like videos or music, and save them for offline usage. A new section lets you view these downloads and…
Gear Patrol
The Rewarding (and Financially Perilous) World of Kickstarter Watches
Kickstarter is a place for young watchmakers with innovative ideas. It’s also a place for fraud and low-quality watches. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Essential Gear for a Successful Power Lunch
Everything you need to seal the deal. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
GP100: The 12 Best Outdoor Products of the Year
Our picks for the finest products launched in 2016. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
7 Beautiful Vintage Watches, Hand-Picked for GP Readers
Featuring vintage dive watches and chronographs from Rolex, Omega, Breitling and more. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
One of the World’s Finest Leather-Goods Makers
Tanned with spruce bark, these leather goods are some of the finest in the world. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
14 Best Desktop Speakers of 2016
Audio blasters that turn your desktop doldrums into a bumpin’ good time. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: December 8, 2016
How to save on a Schnayderman’s chambray shirt, an Aukey USB car charger and a Patagonia cap. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: December 8, 2016
Levi’s take on skinny jeans, a rolltop duffle pack, Google’s new wireless internet router and much more. …Read More »
Mashable
The BBC’s in trouble for a story it ran on the new king of Thailand
The BBC is in trouble in Bangkok, after the broadcaster ran a profile piece on the new king, that authorities found objectionable. The profile piece was published on Friday last week, a day after King Maha Vajiralongkorn ascended to the throne following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej…
BBC News – World
Pakistan crash pilot made mayday call after engine problem
Pakistan crash pilot made mayday call after engine problem, airline chairman says.
Jetson Green
Prefab Micro Home That Can be Moved Around Easily
Kodasema, a firm from Estonia, is busy designing a tiny prefab home, which according to them can be assemble on-site in only seven hours. The home will be made of concrete, and is expected to cost around $110,000. It will also be made in a way that allows it to easily be disassembled and moved to a…
BBC News – World
‘My baby was stolen by a gang – and sold’
A police operation in Kolkata has uncovered a major baby trafficking ring in India. 13 babies have been rescued and twenty people have been arrested.
Digital Trends
Twitter is banning the bots that feed off Trump’s tweets
Twitter has been on a bit of a suspension spree of late, and its latest targets are Trump bots. For those unfamiliar with the term, Twitter is home to tens of millions of automated accounts, known as bots. These types of accounts come in various shapes and sizes — some simply reply to or retweet accounts…
Mashable
People with disabilities want better tech and they know how to build it
Eyes flickering along the alphabet, I can “type” my name without lifting a finger. The sight-controlled keyboard following my gaze is being showcased by the Australian startup Psykinetic as part of the City of Sydney’s Unlimited Possibilities: Disability and Science Fiction Expo. Nick Temple, a software…
VentureBeat
Digital Asset says its blockchain platform allows confidential trades for financial markets
(Reuters) – Digital Asset Holdings, a blockchain startup backed by some of the world’s largest banks, said on Wednesday it had developed a platform to allow traders to use blockchain technology without giving out confidential information on their trades. The new platform provides a solution to confidentiality…
BBC News – World
DNA clue to how humans evolved big brains
Humans may in part owe their big brains to a DNA “typo” in their genetic code, research suggests.
Digital Trends
SpaceX’s rocket relaunch looks set to happen a little later than expected
SpaceX’s rocket program has been grounded since early September when one of its Falcon 9 boosters exploded on a launchpad at Cape Canaveral. Although a little than expected, the company has said it’s now aiming for an “early January” return-to-flight launch. Last week, December 16 was cited as a likely…
PCWorld
Samsung still struggling with the recovery of Note7 phones from users
Samsung’s recall of Galaxy Note7 smartphones because of exploding batteries is far from complete with some users, for example, in Canada still not turning in their devices for a refund or exchange.The South Korean company has now decided to cut these phones from the network, adopting similar measures…
Brain Pickings
Tim Ferriss on How He Survived Suicidal Depression and His Tools for Warding Off the Darkness
“The key is building fires where you can warm yourself as you wait for the tempest to pass.” Most people know Tim Ferriss as the amicable, quick-witted, high-energy writer, adventurer, and interviewer, who has devoted his life to optimizing human performance across the full spectrum of physical and…
Singularity HUB
New Brain-Like Chip Uses Light to Go Blazingly Fast
Deep learning is having a serious moment right now in the world of AI. And for good reason. Loosely based on the brain’s computing architecture, artificial neural networks have vastly outperformed their predecessors in a variety of tasks that had previously stumped our silicon-minded comrades. But as…
Singularity HUB
Will VR Disrupt the Airline Industry? Sci-Fi Show Meets Press Virtually Instead of Flying
A proposed benefit of virtual reality is that it could one day eliminate the need to move our fleshy bodies around the world for business meetings and work engagements. Instead, we’ll be meeting up with colleagues and associates in virtual spaces. While this would be great news for the environment and…
Singularity HUB
This Solar Fabric Could Let You Charge Your Phone With Your Shirt
Solar energy is becoming ever more widespread, with panels going up not only on houses and office buildings, but on cars, buses, and road signs. The latest advancement in solar technology will put solar energy on another new and somewhat unexpected surface: people. Not directly on us, though—on our clothes….
Singularity HUB
Is Radical Life Extension Good for Society?
From time to time, the Singularity Hub editorial team unearths a gem from the archives and wants to share it all over again. It’s usually a piece that was popular back then and we think is still relevant now. This is one of those articles. It was originally published Febuary 14, 2016. We hope you enjoy…
Singularity HUB
New AI Mental Health Tools Beat Human Doctors at Assessing Patients
About 20 percent of youth in the United States live with a mental health condition, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That’s the bad news. The good news is that mental health professionals have smarter tools than ever before, with artificial intelligence-related technology coming…
Singularity HUB
This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through December 3rd)
A biomedical engineer is building a brain implant to serve as a memory prosthesis. The UK’s new Investigatory Powers Act may cause problems at Apple. And Google’s AI songsmith is writing catchy tunes. Meanwhile, others question whether robots should have rights, and a father-son duo cuts open two Furbies…
Singularity HUB
Evolution’s Brutally Simple Rules Can Make Machines More Creative
Despite nature’s bewildering complexity, the driving force behind it is incredibly simple. ‘Survival of the fittest’ is an uncomplicated but brutally effective optimization strategy that has allowed life to solve complex problems, like vision and flight, and colonize the harshest of environments. Researchers…
Singularity HUB
The Brain Tech to Merge Humans and AI Is Already Being Developed
Are you scared of artificial intelligence (AI)? Do you believe the warnings from folks like Prof. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others? Is AI the greatest tool humanity will ever create, or are we “summoning the demon”? To quote the head of AI at Singularity University, Neil Jacobstein, “It’s not artificial…
Singularity HUB
What If a Social Score Determined Your Success? China’s About to Find Out
In an episode of the Netflix dystopian drama Black Mirror, characters live in a future where they have a ‘social score’ that dictates the terms of pretty much every aspect of their lives: who their friends are, where they live, how they’re treated by strangers, and even how much they pay in rent. Unhappy…
Singularity HUB
This One Equation May Be the Root of Intelligence
How does intelligence work? According to Dr. Joe Tsien, a leading neuroscientist at Augusta University in Georgia, the key lies in one simple, unassuming equation: N = 2i–1. At its core, Tsien’s theory of connectivity describes how our billions of neurons flexibly assemble to not only gather knowledge,…
Latest news
Windows 10 tip: Turn on File History for automatic backups
Windows 10’s File History feature keeps regular copies of files so you can roll back to a previous version of a file or restore an entire system. The feature is designed to use an external drive, but you can also specify a network location. Here’s how.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Waterproof clip-on brings NFC payments to regular watches
Both Apple and Samsung have their own NFC-based payment systems, activated by tapping a phone or smartwatch to a card reader or terminal. Now, Sydney startup Inamo has developed the Curl, a wearable, waterproof device containing a prepaid NFC chip that can bring tap-and-go payments to any regular…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Audi gets smaller and smarter with self parking
A little different from other self-parking research vehicles we’ve seen, Audi’s Q2 deep learning concept is a 1:8-scale model that relies on machine learning to help it hunt down its mini parking space and maneuver itself inside. Cameras and ultrasonic sensors route data through a central computer,…
Cool Tools
Magnetic tool holder
I bought this wall-mounted magnetic strip to have easy access to tools I need for simple household tasks: opening packages, hanging pictures, assembling furniture, tightening loose nuts, installing door locks, measuring things, simple plumbing repairs, etc. It’s much better than keeping the tools in…
Reason.com Full Feed
Brickbat: Standardized Testing
In Indiana, Zionsville High School will now require all students who take part in extracurricular activities or who park their vehicles at school to submit to random drug testing. Students who fail a drug test will be required to complete drug counseling.
Physics News
NASA starts testing more fuel efficient jet engine tech
A group of engineers have developed a new jet engine tech that can improve planes’ fuel efficiency by four to eight percent, and NASA has begun testing it out. They created a new …
KurzweilAI » News
A machine-learning system that trains itself by surfing the web
MIT researchers have designed a new machine-learning system that can learn by itself to extract text information for statistical analysis when available data is scarce. This new “information extraction” system turns machine learning on its head. It works like humans do. When we run out of data in a…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study finds people willing to pay more for new biofuels
When it comes to second generation biofuels, Washington State University research shows that consumers are willing to pay a premium of approximately 11 percent over conventional fuel.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
This is ‘year zero’ of a virtual reality revolution say filmmakers
The first wave of virtual reality cinemas, heralding what their creators claim will be an entertainment revolution, rolls out across the world this month.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102
Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia’s Aceh province Thursday as the government in Jakarta promised tons of emergency aid and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Egyptian mummies virtually unwrapped in Australia
The hidden secrets of Egyptian mummies up to 3,000 years old have been virtually unwrapped and reconstructed for the first time using cutting-edge scanning technology in a joint British-Australian exhibition.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Congress cracks down on ‘bots’ that snap up concert tickets
Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts.
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Rescuers scrabble for survivors as Indonesia quake kills 97
Meureudu, Indonesia (AFP) Dec 7, 2016 Rescuers scrabbled through the rubble of shattered homes, shops and mosques in search of survivors Wednesday after a powerful earthquake struck western Indonesia and killed at least 97 people. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake struck Aceh province, one of the…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Thousands of geese die after landing in toxic US water
Los Angeles (AFP) Dec 7, 2016 Thousands of migrating geese have died after taking refuge from a snowstorm in toxic mine waters in the western United States, mine officials have said. As many as 10,000 snow geese descended on the abandoned open Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana on November 28 and…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Benin clinic battles mother-to-child HIV transmission
Bohicon, B?nin (AFP) Dec 7, 2016 Pregnant with her fourth child in a clinic in Benin, Rosine is relieved to learn that she does not have AIDS, after a free test considered a national health priority. “I was afraid the test would be positive. My husband is a driver, you know,” the woman in her…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Sea ice hit record lows in November
Boulder CO (SPX) Dec 07, 2016 Unusually high air temperatures and a warm ocean have led to a record low Arctic sea ice extent for November, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder. In the Southern Hemisphere, Antarctic sea ice…
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Common pesticides more harmful to ‘good’ insects than thought
State College, Pa. (UPI) Dec 7, 2016 Not all insects are the enemies of crops. Many are beneficial. Ideally, insecticides should kill the bad insects without harming the good ones. Easier said than done. New research suggests some common insecticides are more harmful than previously thought, killings…
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Geoscientists find surprising variation in early dinosaurs
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Dec 07, 2016 Look out your window, and you may see people of all ages and sizes roaming the street: a 6-foot-5-inch man walking beside a 4-foot-6-inch boy, for example, or a sprouting teen-ager who is much taller than a full-grown adult. Virginia Tech geoscientists Christopher…
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Environmentalists mobilize for battle with Trump
Washington (AFP) Dec 7, 2016 Environmentalists are gearing up to battle President-elect Donald Trump, who promised on the campaign trail to roll back laws and regulations that protect the environment and fight global warming. Trump also said he would withdraw the United States, the world’s second-largest…
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East Asian dust deposition impacts on marine biological productivity
Beijing, China (SPX) Dec 07, 2016 Dust storms have important climatic and environmental effect. Particularly, dust containing nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and iron, etc.) could exert a significant influence on the biogeochemical cycle in downwind sea regions, stimulate marine biological productivity,…
Digital Trends
Light’s 16-lens camera gets another spec bump but won’t ship till April at the earliest
Remember Light’s L16 camera? It’s the one that promises DSLR-quality images without the bulk and size of such a device. Originally slated for a late-summer launch, the Silicon Valley-based company said in July it was pushing the release of the $1700 camera to “early 2017.” A further update posted this…
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GRAMOFON to Capture Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone, are commonly seen as the primary source of global warming, which is on the rise and holds potential to threaten many…
BBC News – World
Pollution devastating industrial Russian city
Millions of Russian residents in Central Russia’s Chelyabinsk region are living amidst jaw-dropping amounts of pollution.
BBC News – World
Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia’s largest oil company
Glencore and Qatar buy a 20% stake in Rosneft, Russia’s biggest oil company, despite US and EU sanctions.
BBC News – World
Trump picks climate sceptic Pruitt for environment chief
Donald Trump picks an outspoken critic of Obama climate policies to head the environment body.
Popular Mechanics
What’s driving smartphone development
Huawei Country Manager, Charlene Munilall, gives some insight on what is actually driving smartphone development. Read it here. The post What’s driving smartphone development appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Food Marble’s Aire digestive tracker tells you which foods make you gassy
About one in eight people have, shall we say, highly explosive digestive symptoms that come from eating the wrong foods. Now an Irish startup, FoodMarble, has created a tracking device and an app that can help you pinpoint the source of your gastronomic distress. The Aire is now available for preorder…
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Affinity Photo image editing app is now out for Windows
If you’re looking for a much affordable alternative to Photoshop for Windows, you may want to check out this indie-made image editor. Affinity Photo, the same program that won Mac App of the Year in 2015, is now officially available for Microsoft’s OS. Its developers released a beta version for the platform…
The Next Web
Become an online marketing expert with the Full-Stack Marketer training bundle
Anybody can sell stuff on the web… that’s not hard. But doing online marketing well? That’s a different story. Go deep inside how to strategically market your products on the web with the intensive training of this Full-Stack Marketer course bundle. Right now, this 12-course package of selling knowhow…
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How First-Time Independent Workers Can Avoid Getting Burned
Many newcomers to self-employment have no experience running a business, a fact that some companies take advantage of. Many newcomers to self-employment have no experience running a business, a fact that some companies take advantage of.More people are working for themselves than…
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3 Wireless Network Adapters – Small Size Big Performance
Network connections are very important these days. Every device you have now needs to connect to a network at some point. The laptop is among the most common of devices used to connect to the internet. Problem is sometimes that laptop may not have a fast enough wireless adaptor or none at all.
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Second-generation stars identified, giving clues about their predecessors
Notre Dame IN (SPX) Dec 07, 2016 University of Notre Dame astronomers have identified what they believe to be the second generation of stars, shedding light on the nature of the universe’s first stars. A subclass of carbon-enhanced metal-poor (CEMP) stars, the so-called CEMP-no stars, are ancient…
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Space gardener Shane Kimbrough enjoys first of multiple harvests
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 For a mid-afternoon snack, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough cut some of the “Outredgeous” Red Romaine lettuce leaves he nurtured during the past month aboard the International Space Station as part of a gardening harvest technique termed “cut-and-come-again.” Kimbrough…
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Meta musings on the origins of life
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 In 1953, the chemist Stanley Miller cracked open one of the deepest mysteries of science. Working under his mentor Harold Urey, Miller electrified a mixture of water vapor and gases thought to make up early Earth’s atmosphere, and soon obtained a brownish soup…
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ALMA measures size of seeds of planets
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), have for the first time, achieved a precise size measurement of small dust particles around a young star through radio-wave polarization. ALMA’s high sensitivity for detecting polarized radio…
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Mars One puts back planned colonisation of Red Planet
The Hague (AFP) Dec 7, 2016 A British-Dutch company planning to install a community of humans on Mars admitted on Wednesday that it’s project will be delayed by several years. The Mars One consortium said its first manned mission to the Red Planet would now not happen until 2031, having previously…
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Opportunity team plot path forward to the ‘Gully’
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 07, 2016 Opportunity is heading towards the next science waypoint on the rim of Endeavour Crater. Early in this period, Sols 4556 and 4559 (Nov. 16, 2016 and Nov. 19, 2016) she did quite a bit of exploratory driving in an effort to attain a good vantage point for finding…
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Curiosity Rover Team Examining New Drill Hiatus
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 07, 2016 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. Curiosity is at a site on lower Mount…
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European ministers ready ESA for a United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0
Lucerne, Switzerland (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 ESA has concluded a two-day Council meeting at ministerial level in Lucerne, Switzerland. Ministers in charge for space matters from ESA’s 22 member states plus Slovenia and Canada allocated 10.3 billion euros for space activities and programmes based on the…
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Where giant galaxies are born
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 An international team of scientists, with IAC participation, has discovered that the biggest galaxies in the universe develop in cosmic clouds of cold gas. This finding, which was made possible using radio telescopes in Australian and the USA, is being published in…
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ExoMars orbiter images Phobos
Paris (ESA) Dec 07, 2016 The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has imaged the martian moon Phobos as part of a second set of test science measurements made since it arrived at the Red Planet on 19 October. The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), a joint endeavour between ESA and Roscosmos, made its first scientific…
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zU-studio invites people to re-lie with parenthesis inclining platform
re-lying combines reclining and lying down, creating an anti-gravity posture with many health benefits. The post zU-studio invites people to re-lie with parenthesis inclining platform appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Microorganisms Isolated in Cave Helps Researchers Understand the Origins of Antibiotic Resistance
Scientists examined one bacterium found 1,000 feet underground (called Paenibacillus) that demonstrated resistance to most antibiotics used today, including so-called ‘drugs of last resort’ such as daptomycin. These microorganisms have been isolated from the outside world for more than four million…
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New Study Traces the Origins of Marsupials in N. America, Find Mammals During Age of Dinosaurs Packed a Powerful Bite
A new study by Burke Museum and University of Washington paleontologists describes an early marsupial relative called Didelphodon vorax that lived alongside ferocious dinosaurs and had, pound-for-pound, the strongest bite force of any mammal ever recorded.
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Here are the Sony PlayStation games coming to mobile next year
Mobile gaming has long been in full bloom (some might even argue it already plateaued), but the big console makers didn’t get the memo in time. It was only in September that Nintendo finally announced its first real mobile game, Super Mario Run, and rival Sony isn’t going to be left behind. Except that,…
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The best VPN services and VPN deals of 2016/2017
A VPN is not just for Christmas, add it to your 2017 list of resolution both on desktop and mobile.Below are the VPN deals that we have been busy collecting; all of them are still live at the time of writing but may be expired by the time you look at them.Note that they are valid worldwide and not all…
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Oculus, HTC and others agree to lay down arms to form new VR Association
Although the three major VR headsets are now available in shops, the age of virtual reality is still in its early days. Each player, be it Sony, HTC, Oculus with Facebook or mobile teams like Samsung and Google, is still trying to work out the basics of how the new medium should work. So far there have…
Mashable
Now you can password-protect your Paytm wallet
India’s Paytm is making its digital wallet more secure for users.  The company said Thursday it is introducing an app-level password feature for Paytm wallet. Once enabled, a user will be required to enter the passcode before they can access Paytm wallet and send money.  SEE ALSO: India’s Paytm announces…
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Joseph Joseph Sink Caddy Kitchen Sink Organizer $10.33
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Donald Trump taps fossil fuel-funded climate denier to head EPA
If there were any illusions that President-elect Donald Trump might be persuaded on climate change and clean energy after appearing to soften his positions in an interview with New York Times reporters and meeting with Al Gore at Trump Tower, those hopes have been officially been quashed with the selection…
Mashable
This revolutionary bike is powered by your steps
‘Lopifit’ is a hybrid between a scooter and a treadmill. It’s an electric bicycle that’s powered by you — just by walking on it. The electric motor lasts up to 50 miles on single charge.  Read more…More about Bikes, Health Fitness, Watercooler, Mashable Video, and Business
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Professor perfectly illustrates the difference in American and British academics
LONDON — Nothing better than a good ol’ fashioned “Americans versus Brits” comparison.  Today, we’re examining contrast in the world of academia.    Our expert is Jonathan Birch, an assistant professor at the London School of Economics, who graciously highlighted differences in professors via a hilarious…
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The Morning After: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Hey, good morning! Last night, Nintendo showed off the Switch and its debut mobile Super Mario game, Microsoft laid down some big plans for 2017 and 10,000 Sprint stores are turning into PokéStops.
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Fighting ransomware: A fresh look at Windows Server approaches
Ransomware is evil, and it continues to prey upon thousands of businesses every year. Most infections are fairly quiet affairs: A small business gets infected, almost always by some employee opening an email attachment he or she mistakes as legitimate but that really contains the payload of a virus….
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LG G6 could have a very shiny new design
The weird painted metal finish of the LG G5 wasn’t exactly a hit, so it’s no surprise to hear that LG is changing the design for the LG G6, although it’s not clear exactly what the new phone will be made of.Journalist David Ruddock tweeted that, according to his sources, it will have an “all-glass design…
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Mingis on Tech: Hot tech skills for 2017
What tech skills are hiring managers looking for most as we head into 2017? Programming and application development — always perennial favorites. Security, of course. Even help desk, which doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. But wait, there’s more. Those are just some of the in-demand tech…
Computerworld
As usual, everything we know is wrong
During a job interview, this IT pilot fish is surprised to be told that one reason he made the short list was the excellent cover letter he included with his resume.”The interview went very well,” says fish, “at least up until the point where I said I enjoyed learning new tools — the one they used at…
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Car scheme aims to cut Paris smog
Paris is suffering from the worst smog for a decade. To reduce pollution, motorists can only use their cars on alternate days this week.
Fast Company
Can A STEM Program Help Make Boy Scouts Relevant Again?
The Boy Scouts have been piloting a co-ed program to teach kids STEM skills. But is that enough to bring the aging organization forward? The Boy Scouts have been piloting a co-ed program to teach kids STEM skills. But is that enough to bring the aging organization forward?Michael…
Fast Company
Why This CEO Thinks Those Who Fail To Diversify Never Evolve
Phil McIntyre, CEO of music talent company Philymack, talks with us about how artists like Joe and Kevin Jonas expanded their careers.
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All-weather Challenger makes muscle more accessible
Classic muscle cars weren’t known for being easy, approachable vehicles to drive. With lots of power running to the rear wheels, the middle of winter wasn’t the best time to pull out your pony car. It’s a very different story in 2016, with the advent of traction control turning big, powerful…
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India’s largest telecom network Airtel announces plans for free voice calls
Paying for voice calls will soon be a thing of the past for Indians.  Airtel, India’s largest telecom carrier, today unveiled new tariff plans starting at Rs 145 ($2) that will enable over 260 million subscribers on its network to make free voice calls anywhere in India.  SEE ALSO: Inside Reliance…
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New study finds mammals during age of dinosaurs packed a powerful bite
Move over, hyenas and saber-toothed cats; there’s a mammal with an even stronger bite. A new study by Burke Museum and University of Washington paleontologists describes an early marsupial relative called Didelphodon vorax that lived alongside ferocious dinosaurs and had, pound-for-pound, the strongest…
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Oxygen can wake up dormant bacteria for antibiotic attacks
Bacterial resistance does not come just through adaptation to antibiotics, sometimes the bacteria simply go to sleep. An international team of researchers is looking at compounds that attack bacteria’s ability to go dormant and have found the first oxygen-sensitive toxin antitoxin system.
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Apple reportedly in talks to offer movies on iTunes that are still in theaters
Good news for those who dislike crowds, queues, and the noise of other people eating: Apple is reportedly in talks with a number of Hollywood studios to allow movies that are still in theaters to be rented on iTunes.
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Try Super Mario Run in Apple Stores today, game featured on Jimmy Fallon ahead of launch next week
Nintendo’s upcoming mobile title for iPhone and iPad, Super Mario Run, is launching next week and it seems both Apple and Nintendo are doing what they can to make it a success. The game launches publicly next week on December 15. If you are anxious to try the game ahead of its release, a demo is playable…
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Safety in darkness: Team lays bare melanin’s DNA guarding mechanism
With a little help from chickens and video cameras, scientists have captured live the moment when skin gets darker. In a new study, a team has filmed and demystified the process by which melanin — molecules that give skin its color — are carried to the epidermis.
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Working out the genetic risk for ADHD
Genetics play a strong part in the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the path from a gene to risk for the disorder has remained a black box to researchers.. A new study suggests how the risk gene ADGRL3 (LPHN3) might work. ADGRL3 encodes the protein latrophilin 3, which…
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Plants modified to express fruit fly gene used to detoxify contaminated land
Scientists have discovered that a gene found in the common fruit fly can be successfully expressed in a plant and used to detoxify land contaminated with TNT.
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Whiplash symptoms are caused by actual changes in the brain
Study reveals changes in the regions of the brain connected to pain and posture processing. Whiplash symptoms that last years after a car accident but cannot be seen in tests could be down to previously unseen functional changes in the pain and posture processing parts of the brain, according to new…
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Iguanas partner with the plants of the Galápagos Islands
The isolation of ocean islands like the Galápagos prevents the arrival of large mammals, which disperse the seeds of many plants by ingesting them. In the absence of mammals, this function is filled by birds, tortoises, lizards and iguanas. To date, no investigation had been carried out into the role…
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How to overcome end-point bias in the media to make smarter decisions
“End-point bias” is a well-known psychological tendency to interpret a recent short-term fluctuation as a reversal of a long-term trend. A study has concluded that end-point bias can be overcome by use of the LIVA – Leveraging-Involving-Visualizing-Analogizing – method, which has the potential to improve…
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Blood products unaffected by drone trips, study shows
In what is believed to be the first proof-of-concept study of its kind, researchers have determined that large bags of blood products, such as those transfused into patients every day, can maintain temperature and cellular integrity while transported by drones.
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Wild horse overpopulation is causing environmental damage
Most Americans envision healthy mustangs galloping free on the range when they think about the country’s wild horse population. But one expert sees another image.
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Blood-brain barrier on a chip sheds new light on ‘silent killer’
The blood-brain barrier is a network of specialized cells that surrounds the arteries and veins within the brain. It forms a unique gateway that both provides brain cells with the nutrients they require and protects them from potentially harmful compounds.
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New moms moving toward pumped milk in a bottle
New moms are increasingly using expressed breast milk (either pumped or expressed by hand) instead of directly breastfeeding their babies, according to a Canadian study.
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MAO is a possible Alzheimer’s disease biomarker
Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 35 million people, a number that is expected to increase in the coming years. Currently, Alzheimer’s diagnoses rely on clinical neuropathologic assessment of amyloid-beta peptide aggregates (plaques) and neurofibrillary tangles. But now researchers reveal that an…
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Baby teethers soothe, but many contain low levels of BPA
Bisphenol-A (BPA), parabens and antimicrobials are widely used in personal care products and plastics. The US and other governments have banned or restricted some of these compounds’ use in certain products for babies and kids. But the compounds’ presence in and leaching from teethers hasn’t been thoroughly…
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Migrating birds pile up along Great Lakes’ shores
Birds prefer to migrate at night — so much so that if day breaks while they’re over water, they’ll turn back toward the nearest shore rather than pressing on, concludes a new study that used weather radar to examine the behavior of birds crossing the Great Lakes.
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The secret slimming effect of sweet potato waste
The sweet potato pie you eat during the holidays might not be good for your waistline, but according to a new study, the starchy water left over from cooking the sweet potato could have slimming effects — at least in mice.
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Global habitat loss still rampant across much of Earth
Habitat destruction still far outstrips habitat protection across many parts of the planet, reports an international team of researchers. The new study reveals more than half the planet could now be classified as completely converted to human-dominated land use.
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MRI scans detect ‘brain rust’ in schizophrenia
A damaging chemical imbalance in the brain may contribute to schizophrenia, according to research.
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How our immune system targets TB
Researchers have seen, for the very first time, how the human immune system recognizes tuberculosis (TB). These findings are the crucial step in developing better diagnostics and perhaps even vaccines for this deadly infection.
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Rhythm of breathing affects memory, fear
The rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall, scientists have discovered for the first time. These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth.
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Raising the curtain on cerebral malaria’s deadly agents
Using state-of-the-art brain imaging technology, scientists filmed what happens in the brains of mice that developed cerebral malaria (CM). The results reveal the processes that lead to fatal outcomes of the disease and suggest an antibody therapy that may treat it.
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Bacterial L-forms: An independent form of life that can multiply indefinitely
Bacteria able to shed their cell wall assume new, mostly spherical shapes. Researchers have shown that these cells, known as L-forms, are not only viable but that their reproductive mechanisms may even correspond to those of early life forms.
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Half of people believe fake facts, ‘remember’ events that never happened
Many people are prone to ‘remembering’ events that never happened, according to new research.
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When neurons are ‘born’ impacts olfactory behavior in mice
Neurons generated at different life stages in mice can impact aspects of their olfactory sense and behavior, report scientists.
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Enzyme that digests vitamin A also may regulate testosterone levels
Bco1, an enzyme that metabolizes beta carotene, may play a vital role in testosterone metabolism as well, according to a new study.
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New catalyst for capture and conversion of atmospheric carbon dioxide
New research has focused on developing a new catalyst that would lead to large-scale implementation of capture and conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Taking a Second Look at Coral Bleaching Culprit
When it comes to coral health, superoxide — a natural toxin all oxygen-breathing organisms produce — gets a bad rap.
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Partnership at a distance: Deep-frozen helium molecules illuminate quantum-mechanical tunnelling
As atomic physicists have now been able to confirm, over 75 percent of the time helium atoms are so far apart that their bond can be explained only by the quantum-mechanical tunnel effect.
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Substance present in ayahuasca brew stimulates generation of human neural cells
Human neural progenitors exposed to harmine, an alkaloid presented at the psychotropic plant decoction ayahuasca, led to a 70 percent increase in proliferation of these cells. The effect of generating new human neural cells involves the inhibition of DYRK1A, a gene that is over activated in patients…
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Beware: Children can passively ‘smoke’ marijuana, too
Relaxing with a joint around children is not very wise. Not only do youngsters inhale harmful secondary smoke in the process, but the psychoactive chemicals in the drug are taken up by their bodies as well.
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Stem cell-based test predicts leukemia patients’ response to therapy to help tailor treatment
Leukemia researchers have developed a 17-gene signature derived from leukemia stem cells that can predict at diagnosis if patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) will respond to standard treatment.
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Scientists shed new light on how the brain processes, maintains what we don’t see
A team of scientists has mapped out how our brains process visuals we don’t even know we’ve seen, indicating that the neuronal encoding and maintenance of subliminal images is more substantial than previously thought.
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Saturn’s bulging core implies moons younger than thought
Freshly harvested data from NASA’s Cassini mission reveals that the ringed planet’s moons may be younger than previously thought.
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Most of Greenland ice melted to bedrock in recent geologic past, says study
Scientists have found evidence in a chunk of bedrock drilled from nearly two miles below the summit of the Greenland ice sheet that the sheet nearly disappeared for an extended time in the last million years or so. The finding casts doubt on assumptions that Greenland has been relatively stable during…
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Unique visual stimulation may be new treatment for Alzheimer’s
Using LED lights flickering at a specific frequency, researchers have shown that they can significantly reduce the beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer’s disease in the visual cortex of mice. This treatment appears to work by stimulating brain waves known as gamma oscillations, which the researchers…
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Knowing one’s place in a social hierarchy
When you start a new job, it’s normal to spend the first day working out who’s who in the pecking order, information that will come in handy for making connections in the future. In an fMRI study, researchers now provide insights into how we acquire knowledge about social hierarchies, and reveal the…
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Novel label-free microscopy enables dynamic, high-resolution imaging of cell interactions
Researchers have invented a novel live-cell imaging method that could someday help biologists better understand how stem cells transform into specialized cells and how diseases like cancer spread. The Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscope (PCEM) is capable of monitoring and quantitatively measuring cell…
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Conservation effort spreads seeds of destruction across the Midwest
Weed scientists in at least two Midwestern states have been reporting for years that a conservation program meant to provide habitat for pollinating insects is sowing bad seeds — including seeds of the potentially devastating agricultural weed Palmer amaranth — along with the good. Now, researchers…
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Despite evolutionary inexperience, northern sockeye manage heat stress
Sockeye salmon that evolved in the generally colder waters of the far north still know how to cool off if necessary, an important factor in the species’ potential for dealing with global climate change.
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New approach may open up speech recognition to more languages
Researchers have developed a new approach to training speech-recognition systems that doesn’t depend on transcription. Instead, their system analyzes correspondences between images and spoken descriptions of those images, as captured in a large collection of audio recordings. The system then learns which…
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3-D structure of cell’s inflammation sensor, its inhibitors revealed
Researchers have now determined the 3-D structure of CCR2 simultaneously bound to two inhibitors. Understanding how these molecules fit together may better enable pharmaceutical companies to develop anti-inflammatory drugs that bind and inhibit CCR2 in a similar manner.
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New discovery may lead to the development of super premium gasoline
In contradicting a theory that’s been the standard for over eighty years, researchers have made a discovery holding major promise for the petroleum industry. The research has revealed that in the foreseeable future products such as crude oil and gasoline could be transported across country 30 times faster,…
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Chemical mosquito controls ineffective in Zika fight
Some existing methods for controlling Zika-carrying mosquitoes are not effective and may even be counter-productive, according to research.
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Diabetes drug slows experimental Parkinson’s disease progression, human trials to begin next year
A new investigational drug originally developed for type 2 diabetes is being readied for human clinical trials in search of the world’s first treatment to impede the progression of Parkinson’s disease following publication of new research.
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Disruption of the body’s internal clock causes disruption of metabolic processes
Chronobiologists have shown that the body’s carbon monoxide metabolism is closely linked to the body’s circadian (internal) clock. An article discussing the close reciprocal relationship between these two regulatory mechanisms has just been published.
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Common insecticides are riskier than thought to predatory insects
Neonicotinoids — the most widely used class of insecticides — significantly reduce populations of predatory insects when used as seed coatings, according to researchers. The team’s research challenges the previously held belief that neonicotinoid seed coatings have little to no effect on predatory…
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High-resolution brain scans could improve concussion detection
High-resolution brain scans, coupled with computational analysis, could play a critical role in helping to detect concussions that conventional scans might miss, report investigators.
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Cassini beams back first images from new orbit
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has sent to Earth its first views of Saturn’s atmosphere since beginning the latest phase of its mission. The new images show scenes from high above Saturn’s northern hemisphere, including the planet’s intriguing hexagon-shaped jet stream.
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Scientists uncover potential driver of age- and Alzheimer’s-related memory loss
Scientists have made an important discovery toward the development of drugs to treat age-related memory loss in diseases like Alzheimer’s. They found that reduced levels of a protein called Rheb result in spontaneous symptoms of memory loss in animal models and are linked to increased levels of another…
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The 3-in-1 Mighty Pen Doubles As A Stylus AND A 8GB USB Key
They say that the pen is mightier than the sword. Well, we’re not certain about that, but what we can say is that the 3-in-1 Mighty … Read More
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Leica Brings Durability To Its Product Line With The Hammertone M-A Camera
Leica. The very name of this world-famous brand brings forth mental images of vintage or vintage-like cameras capable of taking extremely high quality images. In this respect, … Read More
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Beat The Cold This Winter With These Heated Insoles
Winter is coming. Shouldn’t you be prepared by purchasing your very own Winter Heated Insoles? Perfect for those who always seem to have cold feet, these insoles … Read More
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Add Turn-by-turn Navigation And So Much More To Your Bike With Haiku
If you’re the type of urban explorer that likes to seek out new corners of their city in order to discover new bike routes or pleasant trails, … Read More
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Planet Earth II in Ultra High Definition is Psychedelic as Hell
“Fancy trying out better quality video as part of some tests we’re doing?”This is the understated way the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will today notify certain lucky television viewers that they can bear witness to a glorious four-minute trailer for Planet Earth II in ultra high-definition…
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Does Brand Really Matter When Buying a Hard Drive?
When it comes to hard drives, everyone seems to have a horror story about one brand or another that failed them. But are some brands really more reliable than others?Click Here to Continue Reading
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Artificial Intelligence Is The Next “Killer Feature” In Enterprise Software
Artificial intelligence is quickly knocking down the dominoes of complex tasks that computers have long struggled with.
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Can AI really run a traditional bank with no staff? This startup thinks so
Italian fintech firm Euklid plans to go beyond bitcoin machine learning to offer the services of a traditional bank, but almost entirely run by AI.
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Google has added 4K movies to the Play Store
Fans of 4K media rejoice: Google has now added 4K Ultra HD movies to the Google Play store, giving you one more place to get your high quality video fix. Well, as long as you live in the US and Canada.There are now 125 4K movies available on the Play Store for US and Canadian customers and there are…
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Trump’s Homeland Security Pick Shares His Simpleminded Faith in Drug Interdiction
Like Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, the man he wants to run the Department of Homeland Security, John F. Kelly, is an old-fashioned drug warrior who is alarmed by the ongoing collapse of marijuana prohibition. But the secretary of homeland security, unlike the attorney general,…
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Former French budget minister Cahuzac found guilty of tax fraud, money laundering
A former minister who led a French government crackdown on tax evasion was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for hiding an offshore bank account of his own, in a scandal that deeply embarrassed President François Hollande.
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2016’s most viewed YouTube videos might surprise you
LONDON — It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. But, 2016 is finally drawing to a close. SEE ALSO: Behold, all your favorite viral trends in one viral video As we reflect on the events that have defined the year, YouTube has revealed which trending videos dominated 2016 — be they viral…
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Scientists track chemical and structural evolution of catalytic nanoparticles in 3-D
Catalysts are at the heart of fuel cells-devices that convert hydrogen and oxygen to water and enough electricity to power vehicles for hundreds of miles. But finding effective, inexpensive …
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Scientists make silver nanowires based on DNA molecules
A team of researchers from Russia and Israel, including scientists from MIPT, has made nanowires from DNA molecules and silver nanoparticles. The research findings were published in Advanced Materials and are featured on the cover of the journal.
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40,000 waves improve sand transport models
Over the past few years, University of Twente Ph.D. student Joep van der Zanden has created perfectly identical waves – 40,000 times – in a large ‘wave flume’ (channel) in Barcelona. Using advanced measurements, he investigated the effect of these waves on the sand at the bottom of the flume. The results…
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Most U.K. coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms
Scientists at the University of Southampton have found that the majority of instances of coastal flooding around the United Kingdom in the last 100 years have been due to moderate storm events combined with high spring tides, rather than extreme storms.
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ESA to supply service module for first crewed Orion mission
ESA and NASA are extending their collaboration in human space exploration following confirmation that Europe will supply a second Service Module to support the first crewed mission of the Orion spacecraft.
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Researchers say school kids can do safe and simple biological experiments over the internet
For as long as biology has been a cornerstone of scientific education, laboratory instruction for students has begun with an introduction to the wonders of one-celled creatures under a microscope. The students learn the form and function of the various cell parts – the flagella, the organelles, the membranes,…
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Ford feature selects park-mode even if you forget
It’s all too easy to forget to put an automatic transmission car in “park,” but the consequences of a parked car rolling away can be very serious. To ensure this can’t happen, Ford has developed “Return to Park” functionality, which detects when a driver is exiting a vehicle and automatically…
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Ice chasm forces relocation of Antarctic research station
The Halley VI Research Station provides crucial scientific data from its base on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antartica. However, a growing crack in the ice threatens to cut Halley VI off from the rest of the ice shelf, so it must be moved to a new location in some of the most extreme conditions…
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Inmarsat shifts satellite from SpaceX to Arianespace
Updated 2:45 p.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON — Facing looming regulatory deadlines, Inmarsat announced Dec. 8 it was moving the long-delayed launch of a satellite to provide aeronautical broadband services from SpaceX to Arianespace. In a statement, the London-based satellite operator said the launch of an…
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Fighting Bugs with Bugs
A new organic farming technique uses native plants to attract critters that eat harmful insects — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Black and Gold: How Paul Revere Williams Became the First African-American to Win the AIA’s Highest Honor
La Concha Motel, Las Vegas, 1961. Image Courtesy of the AIA Yesterday, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced that they had awarded the 2017 Gold Medal to Paul Revere Williams. Despite the manic production rate of his five-decade-long career, those not familiar with the architecture…
Dezeen
S9 Architecture designs huge co-working building for Brooklyn Navy Yard
New York studio S9 Architecture has conceived a 16-storey office building for a waterfront site that is intended to house 4,000 employees working for tech and creative startups. Read more
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Francesca Gotti conceals perfume inside Glebanite blocks
Francesca Gotti has hidden fragrances within seemingly impenetrable concrete-like blocks for Italian perfumer oneofthose. Read more
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Job of the day: senior exhibition designer at the V&A
Our job of the day from Dezeen Jobs is for a senior exhibition designer at the V&A museum, which this year staged the first retrospective exhibition of pioneering engineer Ove Arup (pictured). See more stories about the V&A, or browse more architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs….
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Dezeen is officially the world’s most popular online design magazine
Dezeen is now the most popular online design magazine in the world, according to statistics from web data firm Alexa. Read more
Man of Many
One Blade for Everything – Base Camp X Wendigo
Canadian company Base Camp X, who are best known for their functional axes, have created a stunning new multi-purpose chopping tool. Wendigo is their answer to the hatchet and it thereby chops, chisels, crushes, pries and smashes with the utmost efficiency. This is due to its sharpened chisel tip, hacking…
WIRED
14 Gift Ideas for the Most Stylish Man at the Office
Everyone wishes they could dress as well as him. Let’s make them more jealous. The post 14 Gift Ideas for the Most Stylish Man at the Office appeared first on WIRED.
Lifehacker
Amazon’s Anker Gold Box Is Full of Practical Gift Ideas
Anker Gold BoxAnker, purveyor of basically all of your favorite charging gear, is featured in today’s Amazon Gold Box with some great deals on products to give as gifts, or to keep for yourself.There are only five products available, making this a bit smaller than some other Gold Boxes we’ve seen, but…
Lifehacker
10 Useful, Hidden Features in Google’s Pixel Phone
Google’s new Pixel phone comes with some impressive features. Its camera takes remarkable, detailed photos. It comes with Google Assistant, a virtual assistant tool that’s actually useful. The Pixel comes with some less obvious features worth exploring, too.Free Up Space Through a Quick ShortcutSome…
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Proving the effectiveness of shark nets in reducing attacks likely to be difficult
Shark nets are being trialled at five locations in northern New South Wales in response to a recent spate of shark attacks in this area.
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Community corrections can improve public safety, reduce costs, and promote justice, according to report
There are approximately four million people on probation or parole at any given time in the United States, nearly double the number of people incarcerated in the nation’s jails and prisons. Yet, despite the fact that community supervision offers the most obvious alternative to incarceration, community…
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Drones help monitor health of giant sequoias
Todd Dawson’s field equipment always includes ropes and ascenders, which he and his team use to climb hundreds of feet into the canopies of the world’s largest trees, California’s redwoods.
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Study examines evidence of racial disparities in special education
Special education programs are designed to meet the needs of all students with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, regardless of their race or ethnicity. However, a best-evidence synthesis lead by Paul Morgan, professor in the department of education policy studies at Penn State, recently…
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Fat Fuels Cancer’s Spread in Mice
Dietary needs of these wandering cells could prove to be an Achilles hell — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
TechCrunch
Hackathons emerge as an outlet for Silicon Valley to channel its frustration in the wake of the election
 While no one knows what Donald Trump’s victory in last month’s election will mean for Silicon Valley, or the technology industry broadly, the President-Elect’s win has crystallized the region’s thinking around at least one problem. Many tech workers think that local, state and federal governments have,…
Ars Technica
A beginner’s guide to total Android customization
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) We often, and quite rightly, complain about the way device makers customize the “stock” build of Android to suit their own needs. Customizing software is not inherently bad, but Samsung, LG, and others are usually doing it to push their apps and services. These companies…
Popular Science
10 gifts for the hypochondriac in your life
Gift Guides From my disease-fearing brain to yours Gifts for the person who thinks they have come down with everything from cancer to shingles.
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To the stars, through adversity
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2 Dutch cities convert entire bus fleet to electric
Dirty diesel may soon be a thing of the past in many cities.
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4 top disaster recovery packages compared
Whether the disaster is a flood, a power outage or human error, IT departments have the critical role of getting business systems working again. And that requires reliable disaster-recovery software.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
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What Can Donald Trump Really Do About Sanctuary Cities? (New at Reason)
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities” — those municipalities that refuse to use local law resources to detain undocumented immigrants. In a new column for Reason, Andrew Napolitano asks, “Are state and local governments required to help the feds enforce…
Macworld
How to keep your Mac’s camera from spying on you, no tape required
It’s the staple of all hacker and government-conspiracy fiction, not to mention quite a number of horror films: You’re being watched through your hacked computer or phone or through a hijacked surveillance camera feed. And, unfortunately, this is well-reasoned paranoia in the real world, because to…
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Germany’s massive nuclear fusion reactor is actually working
A little over a year ago, Germany turned on the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor and faced sharp speculation over whether the machine could function as intended. Now, tests conducted by US and German researchers confirm that the experimental Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) stellarator is indeed producing…
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More potent stun guns for British police will enrage critics
Arming UK police with a new breed of taser must go hand in hand with greater efforts to address fears over safety and misuse, says David Hambling
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TSMC looks beyond iPhone 8’s 10nm chips as it plans new plant to make 5nm and 3nm ones
TSMC may have won the exclusive contract to produce the A10 chip in the iPhone 7 and be on track to do the same for the A11 chip for next year’s iPhone, but the company isn’t taking future business for granted. Nikkei Asian Review reports that the company is already planning to build a new plant to…
Popular Mechanics
Keep electrical appliance wires together – Tip
If you’ve serviced an electrical appliance and the wires are not going where you need them to, this tip from reader Bernie Crockford might come in handy. The post Keep electrical appliance wires together – Tip appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Uber’s new guidelines explain how to get kicked off the service
Uber has updated its guidelines to make it clearer to riders which actions could cause them to be banned from the service. By publishing its policy, the company wants to leave no doubt as to how both riders and drivers should behave. “Most riders show drivers the respect they deserve. But some don’t…
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Image: Oceanic nonlinear internal solitary waves from the Lombok Strait
On November 1, 2016, NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Indonesia, allowing the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board to capture a stunning true-color image of oceanic nonlinear internal solitary waves from the Lombok Strait.
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Study points to potential monitoring approach for personalized treatment of spinal cord injuries
Researchers have developed a urine test revealing the presence of a neurotoxin that likely worsens the severity and pain of spinal cord injuries, suggesting a new tool to treat the injuries.
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Opinion: For China, climate change is no hoax – it’s a business and political opportunity
In mid-November, while Americans were preoccupied with election returns, China sent some of its clearest signals yet that it will continue to pursue an international leadership role on issues including climate. At an international climate change summit in Marrakech, the Chinese government reasserted…
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NASA scientists see asteroid through the eyes of a robot
Retrieving an asteroid sample is no easy task. Doing the job blindfolded is even more challenging. That’s why scientists equipped the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft with a set of eyes to watch it all unfold.
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Scientists still don’t understand the Anthropocene – and they’re going about it the wrong way
The Anthropocene Epoch – a new geological era in which humans are the dominant force for change – is real and started sometime around 1950. This is the conclusion reached by the Anthropocene Working Group (of the International Commission on Stratigraphy) in August this year. The group will spend the…
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Can better classroom instruction close the racial discipline gap?
Better classroom instruction is one answer to reducing the racial discipline gap, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Virginia, Rutgers University and University of British Columbia.
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Uncertainties related to climate engineering limit its use in curbing climate change
Climate engineering refers to the systematic, large-scale modification of the environment using various climate intervention techniques. However, a new study by VTT and the Finnish Meteorological Institute suggests that the uncertainties associated with climate engineering are too great for it to provide…
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Island volcano monitoring system tested at Nishinoshima
During the October cruise of KS16-16 a research team with members from the Kobe University Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo Earthquake Research Institute and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) tested a newly-developed island volcano monitoring system…
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Protect your privacy during turbulent times—a hacker’s guide to being cyber-safe
Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could protect himself and his privacy from the king’s agents….
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Space age material for the masses
Aerogel is the perfect material for many insulation purposes. It is heat-resistant up to 600 degrees, ultralight, non-toxic – and provides excellent thermal insulation. Only its complicated and expensive production causes quite a headache. An Empa start-up is about to revolutionize the manufacturing…
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US had its warmest autumn and 2nd warmest November on record
The average U.S. temperature in autumn was 57.6 degrees F (4.1 degrees above average) and surpassed last fall as the warmest on record, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Precipitation during this period was about average for the nation, with wet extremes…
The Awesomer
The Punching Bag Workout
Link(PG-13: Language) YouTuber The ANF Action Figure wants to motivate you to start hitting the gym. But he ended up scaring us with his extreme methods. Watch him no-hand squat 405 lb while his friends do 10-string combos on his unreal abs. More Awesome Stuff: Alpha JetmanOne of Those Days 322x22x22…
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This new development kit makes it easier to get started with Alexa hardware design
 Building hardware with Alexa included is likely a smart way to go, given interest in Amazon’s voice assistant, but it’s also hard to do well. Consumer electronics industry supplier Conexant is looking to make the early stages of the process easier with a new development kit designed to provide accurate…
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Tech Holiday Gift Guide 2016 for Dads
In just a few days, it will be a festive season again. No matter your particular affiliation, you will most likely be swept up by the gift-giving train. It’s also a good opportunity to get your dad or your partner that geeky trinket that he may have been drooling over for the past months. That said,…
Cool Hunting
Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Musicality : Records, storage, books, instruments, tech gadgets, collectibles and more for the sound lovers
The world may feel very divided this holiday season, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that music possesses a type of magical power that can unite, inspire and entertain us all. Whether punk rock or easy listening is your jam, there…… Continue…
Interactive Architecture Lab
Cognitive Enhancement through Computational Technology
Computational technologies are becoming inherent to our thought processes. We are exposed, nowadays, to computational technologies at an increasingly young age, for growing time spans. We live in an era of highly accessible information through an enormous number of triggers, on various technological…
Gadget Review
Best Upright Vacuum
Best Upright Vacuum Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The best upright vacuum, and our #1 pick, is the versatile Bissell 9595A Vacuum ($75.99). It has a price that’s tough to beat, along with multi-level filtration that works, a canister that’s a breeze to empty, and an accessory wand with…
ArchDaily
ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2016
ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2016 It’s that time of year again to find the perfect gift for that special architect in your life. We’re all aware of architects’ peculiar habits and discerning tastes – meaning a last minute trip to store probably won’t cut it for finding the right…
How-To Geek
How to Create a Bootable Linux USB Flash Drive, the Easy Way
A bootable USB drive is the best way to install or try Linux. But most Linux distributions—like Ubuntu—only offer an ISO disc image file for download. You’ll need a third-party tool to turn that ISO file into a bootable USB drive.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Windows 10 preview lets Cortana play music, turn off your PC
Cortana is the star of a big new Windows 10 Insider Preview build. Microsoft says that voice control of your PC was one its “top requests,” so the latest update now lets you shutdown, restart, lock or sleep your system using the voice assistant. You…
Man of Many
2016 Christmas Gift Guide – The Drone Enthusiast
Who doesn’t love a good drone? They can fly, they can spy, they can lend an eagle eye (sorry, but Christmas always gets us in the mood for a jingle). These swift babies are sleeker and more compact than ever before, equipped with state of the art camera technology and seamless remote control to deliver…
WIRED
The Future of Bitcoin Is Not as a Digital Currency
A major bitcoin exchange has decided to stop selling the digital currency that was supposed to transform money on the internet. So what happens next? The post The Future of Bitcoin Is Not as a Digital Currency appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Sorry, Donald Trump: Amazon Dominates, But It’s No Monopoly
During his campaign, Donald Trump threatened to sic antitrust regulators on Amazon. But Jeff Bezos should be all smiles: success is still legal. The post Sorry, Donald Trump: Amazon Dominates, But It’s No Monopoly appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
An Ordinary-Looking Gym That’s Built to Survive a Tsunami
The building is fortified by steel and concrete. Perfect for a tsunami shelter, but overkill for a school gymnasium. So the architects made it kid-friendly. The post An Ordinary-Looking Gym That’s Built to Survive a Tsunami appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Ignoring Fare Evaders Can Make Mass Transit Faster—And Richer
More and more cities are emphasizing ease of access over making every last rider pay. The post Ignoring Fare Evaders Can Make Mass Transit Faster—And Richer appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Electoral College Is Great for Whiter States, Lousy for Cities
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by millions, but later this month a few hundred people will elect Donald Trump president. The post The Electoral College Is Great for Whiter States, Lousy for Cities appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
NASA’s Power Supply Mistake on the ISS Was Totally Avoidable
Preventable oopses like the backwards installment of capacitors waste time, energy, and taxpayer dollars. The post NASA’s Power Supply Mistake on the ISS Was Totally Avoidable appeared first on WIRED.
Fast Company
Why More Gadgets Powered By Amazon’s Alexa Could Invade Your Home Soon
Hardware makers now have a cheaper and simpler path to hands-free voice commands. Hardware makers now have a cheaper and simpler path to hands-free voice commands.If you want to peer into the future of Amazon, don’t stop with the Echo connected speaker.Read Full Story
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Space Weather Watch: Keep an Eye Out for Aurora
Heads up, we’re under a space weather watch. Potential minor geomagnetic storm activity, as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, started kicking up on the sun earlier on December 7. We Earthlings are cozied up to level G1 on the space weather scale through December 9.Before…
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PS4 deal: Get a PS4 Slim 500GB with Uncharted 4 + Skyrim for just £209.99
Wow, that’s a seriously cheap PS4 bundle. Our friends over at GamesRadar have teamed up with Zavvi to create a bundle that saves the day if you’re still looking for that money-saving PS4 Slim bundle in time for Christmas.The deal is this: use the voucher code GAMESRADAR at the checkout to get the PS4…
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The new, easy way to shut down a Windows 10 PC? Get Cortana to do it
In the latest preview of Windows 10, Microsoft has been busy working on Cortana, giving the digital assistant the power to switch off your PC, and various other tricks including identifying what music track you’re playing.Apparently Microsoft has been badgered with requests from users for Cortana to…
BBC News – World
Ghana election commission website hit by cyber attack
Hackers target Ghana electoral commission’s website, as votes from tight poll are counted.
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Strong churning technique produces more uniformly structured large aluminum casts
Industrial aluminum slabs are typically produced by blending small amounts of copper or manganese in a reservoir of molten aluminum that is rapidly cooled, a process known as direct-chill casting. Variations in the way these elements solidify can yield uneven results that weaken the final product, with…
BBC News – World
Aleppo battle: ‘Forgotten’ civilians moved from Syria frontline
The Red Cross evacuates 148 disabled and injured civilians from the frontline in Aleppo.
The Wirecutter
Dear Wirecutter: Which Printer Is Best for Card Stock and Scrapbooking?
Q: I’m having a very hard time trying to figure out which printer to purchase for my needs. Chances are, I will be purchasing a photo printer, which is fine, as long as I can print in customizable sizes. I am a paper artist, so I really need a wide format printer that prints borderless 12×12; the emphasis…
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Bushfire predictions at the fingertips of fire fighters
Researchers at The University of Western Australia are developing a new touchscreen device that can be mounted in a fire truck to help firefighters predict where and when a bushfire will spread.
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Trump meeting puts NASA funding in question
Since the election of Donald Trump, NASA has had its share of concerns about the future. Given the President-elect’s position and past statements on climate science, there has been speculation that his presidency will curtail funding to some of their research efforts, particularly those that are maintained…
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Why artificial intelligence has not yet revolutionised healthcare
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are predicted to be part of the next industrial revolution and could help business and industry save billions of dollars by the next decade.
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Technology for measuring magnetic properties under stress using piezoelectric device
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of technology for measuring the magnetic properties of materials when force (stress) is applied. This will be vital to enabling more advanced large-scale simulations of the kinds of magnetic fields found in the motors of electric vehicles (EV). EV…
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Nissan Juke uses onboard cameras to set world-first ‘blind’ J-turn record
The record-breaking Nissan Juke has done it again. This time the popular compact crossover has established the world’s first ‘blind’ J-turn record with the driver using only the car’s Intelligent Around View Monitor (AVM) on-board camera technology for guidance.
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New sensor technology for e-vehicle batteries
Engineers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a new concept for current and voltage sensors for batteries that might become particularly relevant for electric vehicles (EV). An EV battery is made up of individual blocks, each of which contain up to twelve cells. Typically, each cell is monitored…
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How to grow an evolutionary tree
You’ve seen them in popular science news, biology textbooks, wall plaques in museums, perhaps even as tattoos. Evolutionary trees are among the most instantly recognisable, ubiquitous and iconic images of science.
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Identifying genes that make plants more resistant to stress factors
In the past 70 years, the world’s population tripled to more than seven billion and average global temperature increased by nearly one degree Celsius. Population growth and climate change are associated with big challenges facing modern agriculture. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) combines computer…
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Study of human migration could help understand cancer metastasis
What could cancer cells and drug-resistant bacteria possibly have in common with Stone Age settlers of the Americas? They’re all migratory, and at one time or other, each finds the going a bit easier in a specific direction.
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Weather Radar Helps Researchers Track Bird Flu
Using weather radar technology, scientists are tracking migratory birds, which may carry the avian influenza virus. They are exploring how to use the data to prevent a disease outbreak in the poultry industry. In 2014-2015, a U.S. bird flu outbreak led to the death of 48 million birds in 15 states.
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Grab Some Discounted Denim During Amazon’s One-Day Levi’s Sale
Amazon is marking down a bunch of Levi’s styles, today only. A lot of it is outerwear and tops, but there are some great deals on classic styles like the 511 or 501 for men and 711 or 710 for women. With prices like these, a Canadian tuxedo may even start to look appealing.Read more…
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10 Designs for Keeps
Shopping events such as ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ tempt consumers with a plethora of price reductions, promotions and bargains. They tap into a certain form of materialism, that which is often irrational and irresponsible. In a world of increasingly scarce resources, we face a worrisome state…
Gizmodo
Trump Is Considering an Insane Silicon Valley Libertarian to Head the FDA
As far as jobs enshrined at the top of our impenetrable bureaucracy go, the head of the Food and Drug Administration is pretty important. The chief of the FDA is responsible for setting the course of an organization that oversees the safety and efficacy of a huge array of products that Americans use…
BBC News – World
Marine Le Pen: No free school for illegal migrants in France
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen calls for an end to free education for illegal immigrants.
Reason.com Full Feed
Venezuelans Don’t Believe in Bitcoin. They Need Bitcoin.
A main gathering place for Venezuela’s growing bitcoin community is a secret Facebook group started in 2013 by a young libertarian activist named Randy Brito. As I recounted in a feature story in the current issue of Reason magazine, “The Secret, Dangerous World of Venezuelan Bitcoin Mining,” the “Bitcoin…
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US envoy to UN tells France 24 Russia ‘has walked away from diplomacy’ on Syria
Outgoing US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power looks back at her time in office, marked by the international community’s failure to end the conflict in Syria. Power says that Russia, which is providing military support to the Syrian regime, “has walked away from diplomacy”. She also gives…
Gizmodo
How to Use Google Calendar to Change Your Bad Habits
Google Calendar isn’t just for remembering your appointments and meetings any more, because it now has a far more productive feature  built into it, one that helps you set goals and work toward them over time. Whether you want to start working out more often or need to finish the David Foster Wallace…
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Scientists Study Impact of Perovskite Nano-Domains on Solar-Cell Efficiency
EPFL scientists have for the very first time studied the nanoscale elemental distribution of mixed perovskites, which is particularly relevant for photovoltaic reproducibility and efficiency….
Lifehacker
Sleeptime Calculates Your Bed Time Based on Your Sleep Cycle
Web: Mobile-friendly webapp Sleeptime uses your wake up time to calculate when you should go to bed. The goal is for you to wake up at the right part of your sleep cycle so you’re well-rested for the morning.You probably know when you need to wake up, so just scroll the time wheel’s hours and minutes…
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London’s iconic Piccadilly Circus will go dark next month
Since 1908, London’s Piccadilly Circus has been home to illuminated signs and advertising billboards. As time went by, incandescent light bulbs gave way to neon lights, eventually ending up with six massive LED displays (Piccadilly Lights) that you see today. From January 2017, however, the Lights will…
Science | Smithsonian
Half of All North American Shorebirds Use This Rest Stop
Bottoms is the nation’s largest inland marsh, an area of over 60 square miles. It’s also the favored resting spot of many species of migrating birds
Ars Technica
Fake news peddlers and muckrakers risk “sickness of coprophilia,” says Pope
(credit: European Parliament) Fake news hawkers have copped a sizeable telling off from Pope Francis, who has compared the phenomenon of spreading scandalous and false stories online to coprophilia—an abnormal fascination with poop. The Pope’s pop at phony folk who run fake news stories on the…
Digital Trends
Picky iPhone app selects your best photos and edits them for you
If you struggle to figure out what photos of yours are the best to share across social media, don’t fret. Picky is here to save you the struggles of self-critiquing your smartphone photography. Created by Polarr, Picky is a smartphone app that uses an “intelligent, AI-powered photo curator” to browse…
Digital Trends
Geckobot: Our first take
The market for educational kids toys is booming, and we’re seeing more and more robotics kits designed to spark interest in STEM subjects — that’s science, tech, engineering, and math, of course. The Geckobot fits neatly into this trend. The box contains 176 plastic pieces to snap and prod together….
Digital Trends
Stylish 48Hr Switch wants to be your all-in-one camera case
Are you looking for a camera bag that’s as fashionable as it is functional? If so, the 48Hr Switch might be just the bag you’re looking for. Designed to be as good-looking as it is versatile, the 48hr Switch is a new backpack currently being funded on Kickstarter. It’s capable of switching between being…
Scientific American Content: Global
From the Magic of Exercise to the Mind of an Octopus
A look inside the January/February issue of Scientific American Mind  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Flying Jetovator Watercraft Transformed Into ‘Star Wars’ Speeder Bikes [Video]
This is a very good idea. You may have seen Jetovator flying, water-powered jet ski motorcycle thingies on viral videos in the past, but Devin Super Tramp finally did the obvious thing by turning them into Star Wars speeder bikes for a chase scene. The result, as you might expect, is GLORIOUS. Watch…
Mashable
‘The Godfather,’ ‘The Princess Bride’ and 12 other classics returning to theaters in 2017
We might be fully ensconced in the streaming era, but the magic of movies is alive and well. For the second year in a row, Turner Classic Movies will partner with Fathom Events to bring classic films from previous decades to theaters so that new audiences can witness them unlike ever before. “These…
Mashable
Facebook rolls out new ways to target you with app ads
As millions of people prepare to give loved ones brand new smartphones this holiday season, Facebook is giving businesses more ways to ply their recipients with apps to populate them. The social network is launching a new mobile ad format that lets companies showcase products in which a particular customer…
TechCrunch
Super Mario Run first month revenue projected at over $70M
 Nintendo is putting Super Mario Run out for everyone on December 15, which is just one short week away. The new mobile game is the iconic plumber’s first official outing on iOS or Android, and it’s likely to be a big win for Nintendo, even as a free release with in-app purchase as its primary sales…
The Gadget Flow
Ultimate iPhone Case by iXtra
Still running out of battery or storage space with your smartphone? It’s time to upgrade to the Ultimate iPhone Case by iXtra. Compatible with the all new iPhone 7 as well as the iPhone 6/6S/6 Plus/6S Plus, this sleek and stylish case is able to extend the life of your smartphone twice over with its…
The Gadget Flow
DraftPak Keg Beer Cooler
Getting cold beer from a keg every single time will now be possible with the DraftPak Keg Beer Cooler. Be it for a tailgate or a pop-up bar or simply for a party in the backyard, the DraftPak will ensure you get chilled beer from the keg every single time. The working principle concentrates on an integrated…
The Gadget Flow
Affordable Electric BMX Bike From Life EV
Thanks to Life EV, you can now get your kid their electric powered BMX bike at an affordable price. This consumer electric BMX from Life EV comes with the speed and distance capabilities of an electric bike but at an affordable price. It’s available in various configurations that will allow to reach…
The Gadget Flow
Solaris – Capture and Extend the Life of Your Fragrances
Now wear your fragrance in a beautiful way with the Lockstone Solaris Fragrance Infused Bracelet. Highlighting the planets of the Solar System in a gorgeous design, this unisex bracelet uses the Lockstone material from Vanacci that can infuse your fragrance and last up to seven times longer than wearing…
The Verge – All Posts
This is the first Porsche Design phone worthy of the name
Even if it does look an awful lot like Samsung design Porsche Design is an easy company to hate. Sharing little more than its name with the renowned carmaker that this year won the Le Mans endurance series, PD’s primary business is in fancying up everyday goods and gadgets and pricing them like exclusive…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fair-weather badgers—how appearances can be deceptive in climate change ecology
How many people cycle to work in Oxford? Census the number of people cycling in on a sunny summer day and you will surely get a higher estimate than if you count cyclists on a rainy winter day.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Keeping a sharp eye on the environment from space
On Nov. 19, 2016, America’s most advanced weather satellite rocketed into orbit carrying six new, state—of-the-art instruments, dramatically enhanced observation capabilities, and some crucial NIST calibrations.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Serious game research—fleeing an earthquake
During natural disasters, such as an earthquake, people make choices: should I stay or leave? Should I walk or take the car? These choices have an impact on the number of people injured or killed. To explore the factors that influence these choices, doctoral candidate Mignon van den Berg worked with…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers find central bank tone affects asset prices
The researchers found that stock prices increase when central bank tone becomes more positive and decrease when the tone becomes more negative. Positive tone changes are also associated with increasing bond yields, lower implied equity volatility, lower variance risk premia and lower credit spreads….
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mapping system shows dramatic changes in surface water over past 32 years
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and Google Switzerland has combined historical data with modern mapping engines to produce high-resolution maps of the world’s surface water (which excludes oceans). In their paper published in the journal Nature, the…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Workplace absence study proves we’re not as selfish as we think
Research carried out by economists at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Bath has revealed that workers are significantly less likely to call in sick if they know their absence will cause difficulties for colleagues.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Image: Space selfie from XMM-Newton X-ray observatory
Launched on 10 December 1999, XMM-Newton is an X-ray observatory designed to investigate some of the most violent phenomena in the Universe. Sources that emit large amounts of X-rays include remnants of supernova explosions and the surroundings of black holes.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Amateur astronomer helps uncover secrets of unique pulsar binary system
A professional astrophysicist and an amateur astronomer have teamed up to reveal surprising details about an unusual millisecond pulsar (MSP) binary system comprising one of the fastest-spinning pulsars in our Galaxy and its unique companion star.
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Chinese firm scraps German tech deal after US block
A Chinese company on Thursday said it had scrapped plans to purchase German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron after US President Barack Obama blocked a key element of the deal on security concerns.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Giraffes ‘threatened with extinction’
Wild giraffe numbers have plummeted by 40 percent in the past three decades and the species is now “vulnerable” to extinction, a top conservation body said Thursday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
EU starts legal action against four states over VW emissions
The European Union is starting legal action against Britain, Germany, Spain and Luxembourg for not imposing penalties against Volkswagen for using illegal software to hide vehicle emissions.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Paris rat catchers deployed to tackle rodent scourge
Paris officials have announced a crackdown on rats which blight parks and gardens around the City of Light and are thought to easily outnumber humans.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Archeologist claims to have found proof that Hebrew was the first written alphabet
(Phys.org)—Douglas Petrovich, an archaeologist with Ontario’s Wilfrid-Laurier University in Canada has sparked controversy in the ancient history scholarly community by making claims that he has found proof that Hebrew is the world’s oldest alphabet. He has been speaking to media outlets in conjunction…
National Geographic News
Watch: Baby Rhino Shot by Poachers Rescued
Design Milk
3/30 by Nendo
3/30 is a minimal design created by Tokyo-based designer Nendo. The collection was proposed as a corporate branding plan for the company Takara Belmont, a company specializing in hairdressing related appliances and cosmetic products. The name 3/30 explains that process of dividing hair maintenance…
The Gadget Flow
Klettersack Backpack by Topo Designs x Woolrich
Travel in style and with purpose with the Klettersack Backpack by Topo Designs x Woolrich. Combining the know-how from the outdoor-focused Woolrich with the timeless design of Topo Designs, this backpack has everything you need for any adventure. The Klettersack Backpack has been given a Woolrich makeover…
The Gadget Flow
MyPocketMaster Titanium Multi-Tool
Add the MyPocketMaster Titanium Multi-Tool to your keychain and say goodbye to those bulky multifunctional tools forever. Made from Grade 5 Titanium for a long-lasting experience, the MyPocketMaster Multi-Tool is a lightweight design with outstanding corrosion resistance. It combines your everyday tools…
The Gadget Flow
DUN DUO Luxury Travel Wallet
Carrying your phone together with your wallet will be easy and convenient if you start using the DUN DUO Luxury Travel Wallet. It comes with a double zip design that is comfortable enough to fit your smartphone and all your wallet needs at once. The structure is pretty elegant and luxurious with stitch-less…
The Gadget Flow
Wallor Smart RFID protected, GPS/BLTE wallet
Carry your cash and cards in a smarter way with the Wallor GPS/BLTE Wallet. Handcrafted from a very high-quality scratch-resistant leather, this wallet combines style and technology in a whole new way. It includes five main components that make a smart everyday carry altogether. The first is the Wallor…
The Gadget Flow
Everybot RS500 Robot Mop
Spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying a clean home with the Everybot RS500 Robot Mop. Featuring a one-touch operation and various cleaning modes, this compact yet powerful device will leave your floors sparkling clean while avoiding obstacles as it goes. Inside the Everybot RS500 is a powerful…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
This plant-covered Singapore skyscraper is the tropical building of the future
Steel and glass skyscrapers may work in the climates of New York City or San Francisco, but in tropical Singapore they heat up fast. WOHA Architects designed a more sustainable skyscraper, Oasia Hotel Downtown, that’s cooled by the greenery creeping across it. Plants and several sky gardens cool the…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
US veterans who protested DAPL are fighting a new fight
Last week, thousands of American veterans descended on Standing Rock to defend the anti-pipeline protesters from police brutality. Now that the news has been handed down that the US Army is blocking the pipeline (at least for the time being), the veteran’s group is on the move once again. Their next…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Gorgeous net-zero energy home offers luxury living in Washington, D.C.
Located just a stone’s throw away from the Smithsonian National Zoo and the high-end shops of Connecticut Avenue, the three-story Brandywine House enjoys the conveniences and benefits of city living, while still preserving privacy and a tranquil environment. The architects retained the majority of mature…
How-To Geek
How to Free Up Space on Your Android Phone with One Tap, Thanks to Google Photos
Let’s be real here: modern smartphones have limited storage. While they’re coming with a lot more than they used to, it’s easy to fill 32GB without even realizing it. And with today’s high-end cameras, well, pictures and videos can quickly consume a big part of that.Click Here to Continue Reading
Slashdot
Microsoft Wants To Enable Cellular PCs, But Will Carriers Bite?
Microsoft is aiming to enable the installation of non-removable programmable SIM cards and data radios in PCs and Windows tablets. In the company’s vision, users will then be able to purchase cellular data for those cards through the Windows Store. The announcement was made at the company’s WinHEC conference…
Ars Technica
Snowden leaks reveal NSA snooped on in-flight mobile calls
Enlarge (credit: Le Monde) GCHQ and the NSA have spied on air passengers using in-flight GSM mobile services for years, newly-published documents originally obtained by Edward Snowden reveal. Technology from UK company AeroMobile and SitaOnAir is used by dozens of airlines to provide in-flight…
Lifehacker
Stay Warm From Head to Toe With This Huge Sale on Cold Weather Accessories, Today Only
Up to 60% Off Cold-Weather AccessoriesIt’s a no-brainer that you should be stocking up on gloves and hats now, because you do not want to be caught without them when it actually gets uncomfortably cold. Amazon is marking down tons of winter accessories to prices that will make you buy multiple, or grab…
BBC News – World
Clinton fan’s ‘Pantsuit Drive’ for homeless job seekers
Clinton fans who bought pantsuits for US voting day are urged to donate them to homeless jobseekers.
Fast Company
Ransomware Strikes Most Frequently In Las Vegas, Study Finds
That may be in part due to the number of tourists and convention-goers bringing their laptops to the city. That may be in part due to the number of tourists and convention-goers bringing their laptops to the city.While ransomware can infect computers anywhere, researchers from…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Unnecessarily complex machine fires up Christmas tree lights
A group of software developers from Scandiweb has set a new Guinness World Record for the largest Rube Goldberg machine ever built. In front of a cheering crowd, the 412-step machine took nearly 15 minutes before the final step lit up the central Christmas tree in Riga, Lativa… Continue…
Scientific American Content: Global
Why Exercise May Be the Best Fix for Depression
For many people with depression, serious exercise may be the best, cheapest and safest treatment — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Ground-breaking project to replicate brain’s neural networks though 3D nanoprinting
TechRadar: All latest feeds
HTC gets into game development with in-house VR development studio
The biggest problem with virtual reality at the moment is a lack of content. We now have a decent selection of virtual reality hardware, but the amount of content that’s available to play on them is slim indeed. In an attempt to remedy this problem, HTC is launching Vive Studios, which is an internal…
Deals
Give the Gift of Studio Ghibli For $15 Per Film
Even if your personal Miyazaki collection is comprehensive, I bet you have some friends and family members who would appreciate his films. Several of his best are down to $15 on Blu-ray on Amazon right now, which is just about as cheap as they ever get.Read more…
The Next Web
What social media marketing can and can’t do for you
Social media has become one of the most powerful marketing tools for businesses. However, you need to know what you can and can’t accomplish via this platform. What social media can do for you 1. Increase the awareness of your business You can reach out to potential consumers through your social media…
TechCrunch
Pokémon Go is officially teaming with Starbucks for 7,800 new Gyms and PokéStops
 Pokémon Go’s next big sponsor partner in the U.S. is Starbucks, which is going to host new gyms and PokéStops at 7,800 company-run Starbucks stores in the U.S. In addition to the new in-game locales, Starbucks is also making a Pokémon Go edition Frappuccino to celebrate the tie-up. What does Pokémon…
GearHungry
Car Transportation Bag
If you’re running low on hydrofluoric acid and can’t afford to leave evidence in your Aztec, the Car Transportation Bag from Pro-Idee is the solution. Forget wrestling with a standard tarp to keep the boot of your SUV tidy. The CTB covers the entire cargo area including side panels, windows and the roof…
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Indiegogo will use collection agencies to go after fraudsters
Indiegogo has updated its Terms of Use in an effort to protect itself and backers from crowdfund-and-run fraudsters. In a recent blog post, the website has revealed that it will start using third-party collections agencies to go after campaign owners…
Reason.com Full Feed
Trump Taps WWE Co-Founder for Cabinet Position, Michigan Recount Halted, Lawsuit Seeks Constitutonal Protection for Tasers: A.M. Links
President-elect Donald Trump has selected World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) co-founder (and failed Connecticut senatorial candidate) Linda McMahon to be the head of the Small Business Administration (SBA). A federal judge has put a stop to Michigan’s presidential recount. A Georgia police officer…
Reason.com Full Feed
Philippines President Says He Won’t Let Cops Charged With Jail Raid Killing of Mayor Go to Prison
After the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Philippines’ national law enforcement agency, announced it was criminally charging a number of officers in connection with the killing of a mayor during a raid of a jail, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he would not let the officers serve…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Helping children achieve more in school
Researchers show that secondary school children with normal intellectual ability but poor grades are also less effective in their learning strategies. This discovery guides teachers and parents on how to enable students to fulfil their potential, and may help reduce school drop-out rates.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Machine learning enables predictive modeling of 2-D materials
Scientists have used machine learning tools to create the first atomic-level model that accurately predicts the thermal properties of stanene, a 2-D material made up of a one-atom-thick sheet of tin.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Will Earth still exist 5 billion years from now?
What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years’ time, the sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today? Using the most powerful radio telescope in the world, an international team of astronomers has set out to look for answers in the star L2 Puppis. Five billion years ago, this star was very…
CNET News.com
Padlokt is Periscope crossed with a Reddit AMA – CNET
CNET sits down with Padlokt to talk about how the startup platform will “bring fans closer to their idols” than ever before.
CNET News.com
Apple’s guiding voice(over) helps the blind create software – CNET
Kids and adults with visual impairments can use Apple’s Swift Playgrounds to learn programming on their iPads.
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The year in pictures – CNET
Here’s a look at some of our favorite images from the past 12 months.
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.€0Cost to take the Paris Metro right now. Due to smog conditions, the city has made public transportation free and has banned half the vehicles from the road at a given day. Related: I’m asking for a friend who is…
Dornob
Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy a Customized 21st Century Home Cinema Experience
A home cinema set-up can be a simple case of a projector coupled with a projector screen;…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
The ‘Star Wars’ Death Star Bean Bag Chair Cover Isn’t Fully Operational
Unfortunately, for this Death Star Bean Bag Chair to be fully operational, you’ll have to fill it yourself. The $100 price tag only gets you the cover. It shouldn’t be surprising though—the Death Star is well known for being a money pit. ‘Star Wars’ Death Star Bean Bag Chair Cover ($99.99)
Lifehacker
Homeopathic “Drugs” Will Have to Carry Disclaimers That They Are Bunk
Homeopathic “drugs” are a load of rubbish claims, but for a long time they have had a bit more leeway with labeling than dietary supplements. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently mandated the packages of OTC homeopathic “drugs” to include warnings that they’re essentially full of crap. The new…
Computerworld
Moore’s Law lives on with speedy 7nm mobile chips coming in 2018
How do mobile devices keep getting faster, thinner and more power efficient? It’s thanks to the quick advances in chip manufacturing, which help churn out smaller chips packed with new features. The next round of premium smartphones early next year could feature chips like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835,…
Scientific American Content: Global
How to Fix the Many Hurdles That Stand in Female Scientists’ Way
Women face discrimination of many kinds. We need a culture change — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Can a Rosy Outlook Ward Off Illness?
A study of white female nurses found those who were more optimistic were a third less likely to die of any cause — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Digital Trends
Ekko Smart Mirror integrates functional tech into an everyday object
Guillaume Lachenal, the CEO of Miliboo, was always fascinated by technology, and he created a company that produces fashionable furniture featuring the latest tech. Its most recent creation? Ekko, the smart mirror. Since its invention about two hundred years ago, the mirror has changed in design and…
Fast Company
Can Obama’s Tech Legacy Survive President Trump?
Obama built a formidable tech infrastructure in the White House. It’s now Trump’s to lose. Obama built a formidable tech infrastructure in the White House. It’s now Trump’s to lose.It’s hard to remember how technologically backward the White House was when President Obama entered…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Water soluble gold nanoparticle supraspheres can hold 2 million guest molecules
(Phys.org)—Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have developed porous 200 nm supraspheres from gold nanoparticles whose surface is functionalized with polyoxometalate leaving groups that allows for dispersion in pure…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Particles self-assemble into Archimedean tilings
(Phys.org)—For the first time, researchers have simulated particles that can spontaneously self-assemble into networks that form geometrical arrangements called Archimedean tilings. The key to realizing these structures is a strategy called minimal positive design, in which both the geometry and the…
io9
Adorable BB-8 Alarm Clock Goes Nuts When It’s Time For You to Wake Up
As adorable robots go, it seems almost impossible to ever get angry at The Force Awakens’ BB-8. Which is why turning the little robot into an alarm clock is such a brilliant idea, because no matter how tired or grumpy are, you’ll never be tempted to throw BB-8 across the room when he frantically tries…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Decoding cement’s shape promises greener concrete
Materials scientists develop techniques to control the microscopic shape of cement particles for the bottom-up manufacture of stronger, more durable and more environmentally friendly concrete.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Successful synthesis of pure organic molecules that shows metallic conduction under ambient pressure
For the first time in the world, a research team has designed and fabricated single-component organic molecules that are conductive like metal under normal pressure, despite the fact that the molecules contain neither multiple molecules nor metal elements. Because the molecules are completely pure, they…
Geek.com
Inside John Byrne’s Star Trek Photo Hell
When the list of influential comic book artists is read off at the end of time, it’s undeniable that the name John Byrne will be on there. His detailed, graceful pencils helped vault […] The post Inside John Byrne’s Star Trek Photo Hell appeared first on Geek.com.
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Knitted Dissected Animals
Combine your love of knitting and biology into a fun pastime by crafting your own knitted dissected animals. The download comes with easy to follow instructions that teach you how to knit your very own dissected lab animal like a frog, fetal pig, bat, worm, or rat. Check it out $14.95
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Whiskey Soaked Campfire Jerky
Give snack time a boozy twist by sinking your chompers into a piece of thick whiskey soaked campfire jerky. Each hand cut and hand measured piece is soaked overnight in Bulleit Bourbon and slow smoked with Texas pecan wood for an incredible taste. Check it out $16.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
DIY Darth Vader Helmet Pattern
Look just like the Empire’s top dog next time the temperature drops by staying warm using this Darth Vader helmet. This DIY pattern guides you step-by-step so that you can knit your very own geeky and comfy Darth Vader helmet beanie. Check it out $7.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Smartphone Holster
Ensure your phone’s always secure and at hand by keeping it safe inside this smartphone holster. It comes with enough storage room to house your phone, keys, cash, and credit cards and can be worn in one of nine different ways. Check it out $45.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Codename Colossus Battle Robot
Science fiction comes to life for your enjoyment with the Codename Colossus battle robot. This mechanized dieselpunk tank stands 13 inches tall with motorized legs, and comes with a cool hand-painted battle-worn paint scheme that adds to the realism. Check it out $1,125.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Multi-Tool Axe Head
Conquer the unforgiving wilderness with the clamp ax head multi-tool in your arsenal of equipment. When you’re not busy chopping down trees, the ax head can be utilized as a hammer, wrench, bottle opener, or as a self-defense weapon against aggressive forest elves. Check it out $140.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Giant Balloons
Give your next party or celebration a fun whimsical feel by decorating the venue using these giant balloons. Available in packs of 10, each brightly colored latex balloon can be easily inflated to a whopping 48-inch diameter. Check it out $13.64
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Vintage NES Console
Enjoy hours of entertainment as you relive your glorious old school gaming days with this vintage NES console. Straight out of the 1980s, this console comes with two controllers, a Nintendo Zapper gun, and three classic Super Mario titles. Check it out $194.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Ortega Personal Submersibles
Explore king Neptune’s realm like you never thought possible in one of these Ortega personal submersibles. They offer first-class seating for 2 or 3 passengers, can dive to depths of 310 feet, and come with two powerful electric motors that reach speeds of 11 knots. Check it out
PopTech Blog
Document hate: Standing for justice, freedom, and transparency by raising our voices
This post was contributed by Nathaniel Manning, COO of Ushahidi.  Ushahidi, founded by Erik Hersman, a PopTech Fellow alumni and board member, and now co-run by Nathaniel Manning, a PopTech friend and participant, was founded to enable safety and transparency during the post-election violence in Kenya…
Latest news
Windows XP: Why hospitals are still using Microsoft’s antique operating system
Nine of out ten hospital trusts say they still have PCs running the 15-year-old software.
Lifehacker
Five Holiday Beverages for People Who Despise Eggnog
Try as I might, I just cannot bring myself to enjoy eggnog. I’m not against eggs in cocktails, but there’s something about the warm, viscous liquid I just can’t get behind. As such, I’m always looking for festive, warm beverages to drink and serve, so eggnog haters like myself don’t get left out in the…
Latest news
Group Test: All-In-One desktop systems
If you need screen real estate, computing horsepower and a degree of upgradability, an AIO desktop can be a good choice. We examine contenders from the top five PC vendors.
Latest news
Dell Technologies Q3 data center, cloud infrastructure results mixed, PC business fares well
Dell Technologies third quarter results include 52 days of EMC and VMware results.
Latest news
São Paulo phases out physical parking tickets
Drivers now have to use digital alternatives for paper pay and display permits
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Rare combination of genetic changes increases the virulence of canine distemper virus
The long-running debate about why just one of several canine distemper virus (CDV) outbreaks in the Serengeti in Tanzania during the past 25 years was fatal for lions and spotted hyenas has been resolved. An international team of scientists conducted genetic analyses of CDV strains obtained from a range…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How your parenting tactics influence your teen’s problem behaviors
When teens viewed their parents’ parenting tactics more negatively than parents did, they showed elevated levels of aggressive behaviors, concludes a new study..
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Research on Graphene Opens up Miniaturization of Biological and Chemical Sensors
A team of researchers at The University of Manchester and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have demonstrated a technique to chemically alter small regions of graphene with high precision, resulting…
Slashdot
Microsoft Officially Closes Its $26.2B Acquisition of LinkedIn
After getting its final European Commission approvals earlier this week, Microsoft and LinkedIn today announced that Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the social networking site, has officially closed. From a report on TechCrunch: The news comes six months after news first broke of the…
Reason.com Full Feed
The Truth Doesn’t Always Win Out: New at Reason
In 1644, the English poet John Milton made an eloquent case against censorship. Freedom of thought and inquiry was not only a God-given prerogative but also the best protection against error: “Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter?” Milton…
kottke.org
The Secret World of Stuff
Sean Charmatz makes these cute little video vignettes about the secret lives of everyday things like French fries, leaves, paper, ice, mops, Post-it Notes, and the like. Think Christoph Niemann but even simpler. Basically: these videos will start making you happy in less than 10 seconds or your…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Top 10 tiny houses of 2016
2016 has been a big year for tiny houses and our coverage has run the gamut from small, affordable weekenders to larger, more expensive towable homes that offer nearly as much space as a small brick-and-mortar house. Read on for our pick of the most innovative, interesting, and attractive tiny…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
DNA methylation biomarker for prostate cancer shows promise for accurately determining a patient’s risk
Analysis consistently shows elevated PITX2 methylation associated with the presence of a prostate tumor, reports a research team, suggesting an advance in determining a patient’s risk.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scientists examine bacterium found 1,000 feet underground
Researchers find a bacterium 1,000 feet underground (called Paenibacillus) that is resistant to 18 different antibiotics and uses identical methods of defense as similar species found in soils. The scientists identified five novel pathways that were of potential clinical concern.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Dipole orientation: New dimension in super-resolution microscopy
Recently, a new polarization-dipole azimuth-based super-resolution technique has been proposed by a group of researchers. It not only provides a new dimension for super-resolution, but also provides a timely solution to a recent hot debate in the field.
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Save 80% On The 10-Ft Samsung-Certified Micro-USB Cable 3-Pack [Deals]
For a limited time you can get a 3-Pack of 10-Ft Samsung-Certified Micro-USB Cables for only $24.99 (80% off) with free shipping in our Nerd Approved Deals Store! Nobody wants to get out of bed to charge their phone, and you won’t have to with these extra long 10-ft micro-USB cables. Samsung-certified…
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Airbnb outlines where it’s willing to compromise with regulators
Airbnb is changing policy in a bid to improve its lobbying powers and help establish itself within city and regional regulations. Having failed in its recent New York lawsuit, it’s now attempting to get to some kind of middle ground. It’s drawn up a list of “policy recommendations”, alongside issues…
Computerworld
AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements
Windows is the indisputable platform of choice for gaming and VR, but Linux is catching up fast as graphics companies ramp up driver and hardware support for the OS. AMD is showing more love for Linux than ever before. The company on Thursday announced some hardware and driver updates that will strengthen…
Design Milk
PANTONE Color of the Year 2017: Greenery
It’s that time of year again! No, not the holidays, but the time we find out what color (or two when they went rogue last year) PANTONE has selected to represent the PANTONE Color of the Year 2017. What is it, you ask? It’s PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery – a refreshing, springy yellow-green shade that evokes…
Digital Trends
AMD just released an awesome new benchmark for DirectX 12 games – here’s how to use it
Recording frame times is a crucial part of benchmarking a gaming PC, but it’s become more difficult as of late because DirectX 12 doesn’t work quite the same as DX11. Older tools, most notably FRAPS, can’t record DX12 games. And while a few benchmarks exist, they’re either specific to a particular game,…
Digital Trends
Top 10 email apps for Android
Managing emails is an important part of living in the digital era, and what better way to send and receive those emails than through that tiny computer that fits inside your pocket (aka your smartphone). Thankfully, there are plenty of apps for Android that you can use to manage your personal and work-related…
Digital Trends
AMD’s Radeon cards can now chill out with the launch of Crimson ReLive Edition
Processor and graphics chip manufacturer AMD released its annual driver suite refresh on Thursday. Called Crimson ReLive Edition, it follows the Crimson Edition launched in 2015, and Catalyst Omega in 2014. The driver suite supports both Radeon and Radeon pro brands, and includes Radeon Loom, support…
Digital Trends
This smart turntable aims to make 360-degree product photography simple
For product photographers, 360-degree photography has an entirely different meaning, and now, one Kickstarter project is aiming to simplify the process of showing off a product’s every angle through the use of a computerized turntable. Orbot is a smart, adjustable turntable that helps create 360 videos,…
Digital Trends
Unlock the secrets of your skin with Skintuition visualization technology
It’s the largest organ in our body, and it also houses the most secrets. But now, new technology from Cambridge Consultants wants to unlock some of the mysteries hidden by our skin. Meet Skintuition, described as a “non-invasive, non-contact way of capturing, understanding, and visualizing the secrets…
Ars Technica
Dealmaster: Get a Dell XPS 8900 desktop with a Core i7 CPU for only $649
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we have a number of great deals to share today. Now you can get $150 off a Dell XPS 8900 desktop that features a Core i7 Skylake processor, 1TB hard drive, and 8GB of RAM. If you’re looking for a desktop that doesn’t crowd your…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Twin live and work cubes harness material and spatial economy
If you’ve ever dreamed of shortening your commute to mere steps, but don’t have a huge budget, take note of this brilliant project in the Czech Republic. Petr Stolin was commissioned to design two identical buildings using structural insulated panels (SIPs) – one for living, and one for working, and…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Leonardo DiCaprio schools Donald Trump on benefits of renewable energy
Leonardo DiCaprio met with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, just hours after climate denier and fossil fuels champion Scott Pruitt was named to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following Trump’s inauguration. The actor/activist and the head of his nonprofit foundation met with…
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Biology 101 Update: A Cell’s Lysosomes Are More Than Garbage Disposals
Mounting evidence suggests they are control centers for a cell’s growth and survival — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Going with the flow: Facile synthesis of a complex biologically active oligopeptide
Scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology utilized micro-flow amide bond formation to achieve total synthesis of the structurally complex, biologically active natural product, feglymycin. The technique they developed allows for efficient preparation of requisite oligopeptides containing highly…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Jumping water striders know how to avoid breaking of the water surface
Water striders spend all their life on the surface of water, and the secrets of their ability to “skate” on the water surface have been discovered more than a decade ago. It is only recently that scientists began to study the biomechanics of nearly vertical jumps that water strider perform on water surface…
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Unruly drivers undermine Paris pollution ban
French police struggled to impose anti-pollution measures on motorists around Paris on Thursday as the city remained shrouded in smog during its worst winter pollution in 10 years.
WIRED
Fellow Lawmakers: Let’s Read Real Science News, Not Breitbart
Opinion: Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) argues that her fellow members of Congress should rely on peer-reviewed science, not partisan news. The post Fellow Lawmakers: Let’s Read Real Science News, Not Breitbart appeared first on WIRED.
9to5Mac
Moody’s report suggests more than Trump’s tax holiday for companies including Apple needed for long-term improvement
Analysts from Moody’s Investors Service are weighing in on President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal for a one-time tax holiday for U.S. companies including Apple to bring back overseas cash. In the report via MarketWatch, Moody’s suggests there could be a positive short-term impact from the potential…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Meet the World’s First Completely Soft Robot
Researchers use an ingenious design to make a soft robot that moves on its own.
BBC News – World
Japan tracks dementia patients with QR codes attached to fingernails
A Japanese city is tracking elderly dementia patients by attaching barcodes to their fingernails.
The Verge – All Posts
Rockstar brings PS2 classic Bully to iPhone and Android
The studio behind Grand Theft Auto is bringing yet another one of its classics to mobile. Just in time for the game’s 10th anniversary, PS2 adventure Bully has made its way to both iOS and Android in the form of Bully: Anniversary Edition. According to Rockstar, the mobile port features the same content…
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Microsoft is about to turn a phone into a real PC
Microsoft is bringing a full version of Windows 10, complete with desktop app support, to ARM chipsets. The software giant demonstrated Windows 10 running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip today, complete with HD video playback, Adobe Photoshop support, and Microsoft Office. Microsoft expects ARM-based…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
New biomarker is higher in suicide attempters and associated with stress response
Researchers have measured a biomarker in cell-free blood plasma which can be linked to an overactive stress system in suicidal individuals. This biomarker can hopefully be used in future psychiatric studies.
Lifehacker
This Wall Mounted Christmas Tree Is Perfect for Small Spaces
If you live in a small space, it’s tough to find room for seasonal decorations like a Christmas tree without taking up a ton of usable space or making your home look cluttered. This wall-mounted tree looks great, saves space, and is perfect for small homes or apartments. Not only does this tree take…
The Next Web
Is artificial intelligence the future of customer service?
Dealing with customer service sucks – it is the bane of our existence as consumers. Once you’ve searched the site to find the right number –  which feels purposefully hidden to discourage you from calling – you then talk to a robot that completely fails to understand what you’re saying (I said BILLING…
Computerworld
OpenVPN will be audited for security flaws
The next major version of OpenVPN, one of the most widely used virtual private networking technologies, will be audited by a well-known cryptography expert. The audit will be fully funded by Private Internet Access (PIA), a popular VPN service provider that uses OpenVPN for its business. The company…
Macworld
20% off Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker – Deal Alert
This kitchen gadget from Hamilton Beach is all about making a fresh breakfast sandwich that you can grab and go. Just choose your bread and layer on the fixings: egg, cheese, precooked meat, or other ingredients of your choice. In five minutes or less, your perfectly assembled breakfast sandwich is ready…
Macworld
The Week in Mac apps: Organize your email with Spark’s smart sorting tools
New Mac apps of the weekThis week’s roundup of new Mac apps includes an update from Spark, Readdle’s awesome email client. Plus, Fantastical just got a bit more… fantastical, and more apps continue to get Touch Bar support. Read on!Artistry Photo Pro: Studio FX & Effects Editor 2.0Turn even the…
TechSpot
Microsoft, Qualcomm partnership will bring the full Windows 10 OS to ARM devices using emulation
Microsoft will be hoping it’s a case of second time lucky after the company announced it is once again bringing the full Windows experience to ARM-powered devices. At its Windows Hardware Engineering conference in Shenzen, the Redmond firm said it has partnered with Qualcomm to bring Windows 10 to the…
The Awesomer
Kobalt Double-Drive Screwdriver
Price: $20  | BuyThe Double-Drive’s ratcheting mechanism drives screws with half the effort required of standard drivers, and has a single-handed, quick-release locking mechanism that holds bits firmly in place. Includes bits to drive 35 different types of screwheads. More Awesome Stuff:…
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Controversial impact factor gets a heavyweight rival
Elsevier’s CiteScore uses a larger database — and provides different results for the quality of journals.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21131
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Today’s Best Deals: Winter Apparel, Anker Chargers, Sports Beanies, and More 
Winter apparel, Anker charging gear, Mission: Impossible lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web. Read more…
Mobile Magazine
New Underwater Robot Captures High-Def Scenes from Sunken USS Arizona on 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
A new and wireless type of underwater exploration robot has finally made it possible to view deep inside the sunken naval battleship, USS Arizona, for the first time in 75 years after it was bombed and sunk at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The remote controlled and operated submersible robot was used to film…
Mobile Magazine
Flickering Lights May be the Treatment to Alzheimer’s Disease
Technology is definitely a great help in finding cures and treatments in medical science. Sometimes, however, all that may be needed is to shed light on the subject. In this case, flickering lights. New research has shown that, in mice whose brains are under attack by Alzheimer’s dementia, exposure to…
The Verge – All Posts
George Lucas biography shows how a distrust of studios led to Star Wars
There’s a perennial argument playing out over and over on the internet: did George Lucas ruin Star Wars? The franchise’s creator did himself few favors with the Special Editions and prequel trilogy, but he never seemed to care about the reaction from series fans. A new biography by Jim Henson and biographer…
TechCrunch
Bluetooth 5 will bring higher speeds, better range and a focus on IoT
 The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) gave the green light to Bluetooth 5 this week, a new spec that promises some pretty radicular performance enhancements over its predecessor, according to the organization. The latest version of the ubiquitous wireless technology is said to offer twice the speed,…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
You won’t need a powerful PC to run Windows 10 VR headsets
Microsoft has revealed the PC specifications which will be required for its affordable range of Windows 10 VR headsets (or mixed reality head-mounted displays, as the company prefers to call them), and the good news is a very affordable PC (or indeed notebook) will be capable of running these gadgets.The…
io9
Life Expectancy in the US Falls for the First Time in Decades
In 2015, 86,212 more Americans died than the year before. That means life expectancy in the United States is heading in the wrong direction—something that hasn’t happened since 1993.Read more…
Reason.com Full Feed
A Strong Leader: New at Reason
America doesn’t need a strong man. John Stossel writes: Many of Trump’s supporters like him because they say he’s a leader who will “get things done.” That’s not necessarily a good thing. Recently, my Twitter feed contained Trump saying: “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag—if…
Slashdot
Samsung Plans All-Screen Design in New Galaxy S8 Phones
Samsung may have big plans to overcome the whammy of its disastrous Galaxy Note7 this year. The company is reportedly planning to push the boundaries of design with the next flagship smartphone, dubbed the Galaxy S8. The smartphone, which was recently pegged to ship without a headphone jack, will have…
Phys.org: Physics News
Optical probes overcome light scattering in deep-brain imaging
The ability to stimulate neural circuits with very high precision light to control cells—optogenetics—is key to exciting advances in the study and mapping of the living brain. In the current state of the art, spatially patterned light projected via free-space optics stimulates small, transparent organisms…
How-To Geek
How to Open the Profile Management Window Every Time You Open Chrome
Chrome allows multiple people to use Chrome on the same computer, with each profile having its own custom bookmarks, settings, and themes. By default,  Chrome opens to the profile used the last time the browser was opened.Click Here to Continue Reading
SlashGear
Total PlayStation 4 sales cross 50 million mark
Despite Microsoft’s recent boost in Xbox One sales, the PlayStation 4 remains dominant. Sony has announced that total PS4 sales have crossed the 50 million threshold, thanks in part to what Sony calls the “best ever Black Friday week in the history of PlayStation.” That number includes sales of the freshly-released…
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
Trump’s pick for environment agency chief sued government over climate rules
Oklahoma attorney-general Scott Pruitt has sought to reverse federal limits on greenhouse-gas emissions and air pollution.
Mashable
Facebook is really, seriously working on its fake news problem, Sheryl Sandberg says
Facebook can’t escape criticism about its role in distributing “fake news.” Confronted with what you might call a gentle probing on The Today Show on Thursday, a top exec said the company is “working on it.”  “We’ve been working on this for a long time, and we’ve taken important steps, but there’s a…
Deals
Get Your Very Own Razer Mechanical Keyboard For Just $80
If you’re ready to join the ranks of mechanical keyboard owners, $80 is the best price Amazon’s ever listed on the Razer Blackwidow X Ultimate.Read more…
The Verge – All Posts
Super Mario Run hands-on: like Mario, just simpler
A week ahead of the release Nintendo’s first true smartphone game, Super Mario Run, we had a chance to spend a half-hour with the portable platformer. How does it feel? Surprisingly like a classic Mario game. Super Mario Run strips the core of a Mario game to its very basics. Unlike classic Mario games,…
The Verge – All Posts
Zack Snyder tried to turn Batman v. Superman into a Star Wars movie
Director Zack Snyder seems to have been given the key to the kingdom when it comes to the DC Extended Universe films: he’s directed Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the upcoming Justice League, along with serving in a production role on every other upcoming DC film. And yet, it…
Digital Trends
Faraday Future’s latest electric car teaser gives us a hint at its design
Faraday Future let slip another teaser for the electric car it plans to unveil at CES 2017, offering glimpses of the styling of the Chinese-backed startup’s first production model. A pair of shadowy images highlight the front and rear ends of the vehicle. One photo posted to Twitter shows slim headlights…
Gizmodo
You Can Stop Worrying, Disney Figured Out How to Make Perfect CG Sugar
So far 2016 has been a wild ride, but there’s one less thing to keep you awake at night, terrified about the future, now that Disney Research has finally found a way to render convincing computer-generated sugar that looks and moves just like the real thing. Phew!Read more…
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Scientists Find a Quasicrystal from Outer Space in a Russian Meteorite
The phrase “quasicrystal from outer space” sounds like the title to a science fiction thriller with a New Age twist. But a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports announced that a bonafide quasicrystal has indeed been discovered within the grainy remains of a meteorite found in the Khatyrka region…
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Why Personal Trainers May Not Be Immune from Automation
On a recent episode of the Fitcast podcast, guest Steven Ledbetter made a bold assertion: most people who were interested in getting fit were buying health monitors and downloading fitness apps rather than joining gyms.Ledbetter, the CEO of the motivational coaching service company Habitry, characterized…
Motherboard RSS Feed
This Is How the CRISPR Trial Will Determine Our Future
Arguments in a trial to determine ownership of CRISPR, a gene editing technology, started Tuesday in Virginia. The outcome will determine who gets ownership of an incredibly lucrative and incredibly powerful tool that has the potential to “treat” genetic disease.Two groups are contending for the editing…
Acquire
Outlier’s Ultrahigh Dufflepack tweaks what could be the ultimate bag for “onebag” packers
A well-thought-out duffle for serious travelers.Photo: OutlierIf you’re going to commit to using one bag for your travel needs, you’ve got to make sure that it doesn’t just have the space you need, but also delivers exceeding well on functionality. That’s where Outlier’s Ultrahigh Dufflepack comes in….
HiConsumption
Crescent Moon Foam Snowshoes
A newly announced super lightweight EVA foam pair of snowshoes designed for running.
Gizmodo
2016’s Most Popular Game Trailers, According To YouTube
As it does every December, Google is in the process of posting some data-filled 2016 recaps. One that’s got our interest is YouTube’s official “top ten” of video game trailers for the year, ranked according to views.Read more…
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Drones can safely carry blood bags
Paramedics and rescue teams can’t always afford to wait for blood supplies, especially when they’re in remote locations where most vehicles would take too long (or can’t visit at all). However, they might not have to worry f
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