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Take Better Care of Your Disgusting Feet with This Amopé Sale
Save $5 off select Ampoé productsThe Amopé is an electric foot file that literally files down the gross calluses on your feet until they slightly resemble that of a modern human. Clip the coupon and get your foot shaver for $5 off and start taking better care of your treads.Read more…
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BlackBerry intros mobile security platform for enterprise IoT
Dubbed BlackBerry Secure, the platform folds together BlackBerry’s acquisitions of Good Technology, WatchDox, AtHoc, and Encription into a comprehensive software suite.
Binding a Book Seems Like a Really Good Way to Relieve Stress
Fine. Book binding would only be a great stress reliever if you were as good at book binding as Armando Costa and Florindo Simões are but then if you were, you’d be a professional book binder and it would be your job and might even be the cause of your stress. Read more…
Heroin Now Kills More People Than Guns In America
For the first time ever, deaths in America due to heroin overdose outnumber gun homicides. And before you ask, no, the number of gun homicides hasn’t been dropping. Good lord.Read more…
Soldiers mark anniversary of Pearl Harbor with captivating Hawaiian dance
Wednesday saw the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and members of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division picked a unique way to mark the occasion during a ceremony in Honolulu.  SEE ALSO: Experience the day Pearl Harbor was attacked in virtual reality The soldiers performed the Hawaiian…
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Sneak peek: London’s bridges will be illuminated by British-American team
The ambitious public art project was designed by Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands Last night, London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the winners of the Illuminated River, a massive £20 million (about $25 million) public art project that will light up central London’s many bridges. A proposal…
Hard Ship
The Race to Alaska is one of sailing’s most brutal races. The route is 750 miles from northern Washington to the southern tip of Alaska, with no motors and no…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
TCM Classics to Return to the Big Screen in 2017
There’s nothing like seeing a classic film in the way it was meant to be seen: on the big screen. You can watch Casablanca on your computer nowadays, but before home video was […] The post TCM Classics to Return to the Big Screen in 2017 appeared first on
Elon Musk and other fans pay tribute to legendary astronaut John Glenn
If you love space exploration, chances are you were inspired by John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth. Many of his fans — including SpaceX founder Elon Musk and famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson — paid tribute to the astronaut and former U.S. senator after he died Thursday in Ohio…
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A Smithsonian Curator Remembers Astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn
The American hero died at the age of 95 – latest science and technology news stories
Honeywell app gives workers more control over office environments
The office too cold? Too hot? Forgot your office ID badge? – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists produce a new roadmap for guiding development and conservation in the Amazon
Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), The Nature Conservancy, and several partners in Brazil and Peru have produced a geographic information system (GIS) “roadmap” to help guide conservation efforts at large scale in the Amazon River basin, a region roughly the size of the United States. – latest science and technology news stories
Meadow restoration studied for potential to build carbon credits in California
Turning meadow restoration into cleaner air is the goal of researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Soil Science Laboratory at the University recently partnered with the Earthwatch Institute, an international citizen science research organization, to better understand how restoration and plant…
Ridgid 18-Volt Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2-inch Compact Drill/Driver Kit $69.95
Ridgid 18-Volt Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2-inch Compact Drill/Driver Kit $69.95
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Prof Steve WaiChing Sun Wins Air Force’s Young Investigator Program Award
Columbia Engineering Prof Steve WaiChing Sun has won the Air Force’s Young Investigator Program Award to model load response of granular materials; he is leading a combined experiential-modeling effort to help understand the high-strain-rate responses of wetted granular materials to impact loadings released…
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‘Hyper-Starburst’ Galaxy Churns Out Stars, Clues to Universe’s Evolution
A recently discovered galaxy is undergoing an extraordinary boom of stellar construction, revealed by a group of astronomers led by University of Florida graduate student Jingzhe Ma using NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
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Remembering the AIDS epidemic—and its relationship to the New York real estate market
One good thing to come of the substitution of a hospital serving the whole downtown community with homogenous housing for the wealthy is St. Vincent’s Triangle Park, […] home to the nearly completed New York City AIDS Memorial […] Real estate plays an outsize role in most New York stories. In…
Samsung patents drone designed to look like a small UFO
A new patent from Samsung has surfaced in which we see a drone designed to look somewhat like a Frisbee. The drone, at least per the patent’s illustrations, feature a circular design with a couple feet on the underside and an open grille on the top, a rotor presumably hidden within. Unlike most other…
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Facebook now lets you create your own frame for photos and videos
For better or worse, Facebook is trying really hard to copy Snapchat. In the past few months the giant social network has added different features that, if you ask us, are seemingly inspired by the app with the ghost mascot. And its latest feature follows a similar trend. With its Camera Effects Platform,…
The Next Web
Facebook may turn comment threads into Messenger-like group chats
Sometimes Facebook comment threads can grow to be so long, they’re basically their own chat rooms. It turns out Facebook is testing a change to basically turn them into exactly that. Back in November, our Content Director, Matt Navarra noticed an odd change. Facebook had begun to notify him of comments…
Tools and Toys
Deliveries: A Package Tracker
We’ve written about this app previously, but I thought it would be a great time of year to mention it again. I do almost 100% of my Christmas shopping online, and Deliveries is my go to app for tracking packages. I previously wrote about this app over at The Sweet Setup, and it continues to shine. …
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Foam snowshoe channels running shoes and snow tires
The typical snowshoe is great for walking atop snow at a slow, steady pace, but try running in it and you’ll likely find yourself facedown, flailing around in powder. The latest running snowshoe coming to market promises a smoother snow-top running experience with its all-foam construction….
The Manual
John Deere & GM Say All Your Vehicle’s Software Isn’t Really Yours
John Deere and GM have submitted requests to the U.S. Copyright office that declare they own the software in consumer products, even post-sale. The post John Deere & GM Say All Your Vehicle’s Software Isn’t Really Yours appeared first on The Manual.
Legendary astronaut John Glenn’s inspiring life in photos
NASAOn Thursday, American hero, NASA astronaut and former U.S. senator John Glenn died at the age of 95His life was marked by record-breaking feats and a commitment to public service.Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth as part of the Friendship 7 mission, which launched to space on Feb. 20,…
Hands-on with Spigen’s Kuel AP12T Car Mount: An easy-to-use and flexible iPhone car mount solution [Video]
Spigen’s Kuel AP12T Car Mount is a well designed product that anyone in the market for an iPhone car mount should lend a serious look. It features a typical suction apparatus to make the mount stick your your car’s dash, but has several other notable features that make iPhone car mounting easy. more…Filed…
AI Will Disrupt How Developers Build Applications and the Nature of the Applications they Build
AI will soon help programmers improve development, says Diego Lo Giudice, VP and principal analyst at Forrester, in an article published on ZDNet today. He isn’t saying that programmers will be out of jobs soon and AIs will take over. But he is making a compelling argument for how AI has already begun…
Ankuoo NEO Wi-Fi Smart Switch with Home Automation App $18.99
Ankuoo NEO Wi-Fi Smart Switch with Home Automation App $18.99
The Types of Memory Problems You Should Be Concerned About
Everybody forgets things—we forget where we put our keys, we forget people’s names, and we forget to grab milk at the store. But some types of memory loss are signs that something is wrong. Here’s what to look out for.According to Dr. Thomas Wisniewski, director of the Center for Cognitive Neurology… – latest science and technology news stories
NBC to shutter ‘Breaking News’ service
NBC News said Thursday it was shutting down its popular Breaking News services for alerts on developing stories at the end of December, citing a lack of revenue.
John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies at 95 – CNET
The celebrated astronaut was known for flying at supersonic speeds and his historic orbit around the planet in 1962.
These new photos show just how massive Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus will be
We’ve seen plenty of birds-eye views of the humongous new Apple Campus 2 as it nears completion near its current headquarters in Cupertino, California. SEE ALSO: Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus looks like a futuristic, solar-powered fortress in new drone video In March, Mashable brought you some great photos…
2017 Dodge Challenger GT
For 2017, Dodge is rolling out a new variant of the Challenger. The new GT model will be the first 2-door American muscle car offered with all-wheel-drive. So instead of parking it in storage when the snow starts to fly, you can just swap tires to the snow sneakers and keep cruising. The GT also offers…
Mystery Ranch Mission Duffels
Founded by OG backpack innovators Dana Gleason and Renee Sippel-Baker formerly of Kletterworks & Dana Design, Mystery Ranch has been making bags & packs for serious adventurers since 2000. The latest is their line of Mission duffels. Available in 3 sizes: 40, 55, & 90 liters, these durable…
Danner Mountain 600 Carbon Black Full Grain
The Mountain 600 is a lightweight boot that merges the wet/dry traction and weather resistance of the brand’s heavier stitchdown boots with the lightweight comfort of a sneaker. It features a Gore-Tex lining, cushy & comfortable SPE midsole & a rugged Vibram Fuga outsole.  Now available in…
Joey Roth Ceramic Towers
Created by artist & industrial designer Joey Roth and hand-made in Portland, Oregon, The Ceramic Towers are premium-quality speakers made with extruded and billet 6061 aluminum, a copper inductor and cables, and plated carbon steel fasteners. They’re a mass-loaded transmission line (MLTL) design…
Deler Foldable 4-Compartment Trunk Organizer w/ Cooling and Insulation $17.99
Deler Foldable 4-Compartment Trunk Organizer w/ Cooling and Insulation $17.99
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British spies targeted the CEO of a French web hosting company
In 2009, Britain’s GCHQ spying agency was actively targeting the CEO of one of Europe’s largest cloud hosting. A new report published by Le Monde (in partnership with The Intercept) found OVH CEO Octave Klaba’s name on a list of “interesting names” used as part of a metadata test by GCHQ in 2009, alongside…
Dezeen’s top 10 installations of 2016
Floating orange platforms across an Italian lake and a disorienting mirror maze are among US editor Dan Howarth’s 10 favourite installations from the past 12 months, continuing our review of 2016. Read more
This week’s Dezeen Mail features a sinuous MAD housing block and London’s best house extensions
This week’s Dezeen Mail features 24 projects shortlisted in a competition to find London’s best house extensions, Dezeen’s review of 2016 and MAD’s topography-inspired housing in China. Subscribe to Dezeen Mail ›
Clive Wilkinson creates cubicle-free Manhattan office with cosy nooks and communal tables
US studio Clive Wilkinson Architects sought to eliminate traditional work boundaries in its design of a new headquarters for the global adverting agency Publicis. Read more
Foster + Partners skyscraper joins line-up at New York’s Hudson Yards
The next piece to be unveiled as part of the vast Hudson Yards development in New York is a glass office tower by architecture firm Foster + Partners. Read more
This tiny robot can jump better than you
Researchers have created a small jumping robot nicknamed “Salto” that’s inspired by the bush baby’s jumping abilities. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Research, Robotics, Technology, and Animals
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John Glenn, the Last Remaining Mercury Astronaut, Dies at Age 95
John Glenn, a military vet turned space pioneer, has died at the age of 95. After flying 59 combat missions in World War II, Glenn became an early recruit into NASA’s Mercury program. In 1962, he became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. Years later, in 1998, he became the oldest person…
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Do We All Have Split Brains?
When you’re doing two things at once – like listening to the radio while driving – your brain organizes itself into two, functionally independent networks, almost as if you temporarily have two brains. That’s according to a fascinating new study from University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists Shuntaro…
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This swan ladle and tilting wine holder will never fall down
Are tilting, perpetually upright objects having a moment? Are tilting, perpetually upright objects having a moment? Probably not. But if this ingenious swan ladle, or this less-cool but still kind of interesting wine bottle holder is any indication, then there just may be enough to make a trend out of…
Dyson DC39 Multi-Floor Bagless Canister Vacuum (Refurb w/ 3yr Warranty) $159.99
Dyson DC39 Multi-Floor Bagless Canister Vacuum (Refurb w/ 3yr Warranty) $159.99
Oklahoma May Resist Federal Regulation, But Its Environmental Record Isn’t Terrible
Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general, is probably best known nationally for his role in orchestrating a legal backlash against President Obama’s environmental regulatory agenda. Now he’s President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.So it’s probably…
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Astronaut, US Senator, and Unflappable Badass John Glenn Has Died at 95
Glenn in 1962. Image: NASA Glenn Research Center (NASA-GRC)Astronaut and former US senator John Herschel Glenn Jr., the last surviving member of the famous Mercury Seven, has died at the age of 95. Glenn was reportedly hospitalized over a week ago at the Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, for an…
Berkeley project tests tracking imperiled forests with 3D multispectral drone imaging
 Droughts, climate change and deforestation are putting forests at risk worldwide, so studying these ecosystems closely is more important than ever — but it’s a hell of a lot of work to climb every tree in the Sierra Nevada. Drones and advanced imaging, however, present an increasingly practical alternative…
Indiegogo may bring in third-party collections agencies to recover funds from failed campaigns
The crowdfunding movement has directly led to the creation of tens of thousands of jobs as well as new products that might not have otherwise found their way to market. As is the case with most things, however, you have to take the good with the bad.
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German Intel chief: Russia is trying to ‘destabilize’ the country
America’s recent elections weren’t the only event that Russia has been accused of meddling in. On Thursday, President Dr Hans-Georg Maaßen of the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), Germany’s internal intelligence service, issued a brutally frank press release laying out the BfV’s accusations against…
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US government seeks more data on Apple customers
New data says the tech giant complied with over three-quarters of all US requests.
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Starbucks and WeChat reach gift card and payment deal
The US beverage chain has become the first retail brand to use the digital gift-sharing service by Tencent’s WeChat.
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Inside the research center that demolishes homes to make them safer
“I don’t play god, I play Mother Nature” It’s not easy to make a hailstorm. The scientists and researchers at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety studied the phenomenon for roughly three years. At their 90-acre test site in Chester County, South Carolina, that’s dedicated to burning,…
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Neural networks? Machine learning? Here’s your secret decoder for AI buzzwords
AI is everywhere at the moment, and it’s responsible for everything from the virtual assistants on our smartphones to the self-driving cars soon to be filling our roads to the cutting-edge image recognition systems reported on by yours truly. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade,…
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Inside Yemen: Saudi air strikes and Britain’s role
As Britain’s relationship with Saudi Arabia comes under scrutiny, the BBC’s Fergal Keane hears human accounts of Saudi air strikes in Yemen. – latest science and technology news stories
Instagram and YouTube play nice with their most popular users. Why doesn’t Snapchat?
Self-described Snapchat power user Michael Platco received a neon sign bearing his name from social media rival Instagram. And a different video app emails him every week, hoping he tries their services and brings along his 500,000 Snapchat contacts.
Robot Writes Bad Christmas Song Because We Get the AI We Deserve
Music is about feeling and robots cannot feel. Nevertheless, scientists at the University of Toronto programmed an AI to write a Christmas song, and while Boing Boing deems this “not bad” and “a triumph,” it comes off as hauntingly stoic and vaguely threatening.Read more…
Man of Many
Christmas Gift Ideas for Him on All Budgets with Marks & Spencer
By now, everybody knows that doyens of English style, suave and practicality Marks & Spencer deliver deliver to Australia and US in a most swift fashion, and if it’s news to you then you’re welcome. Since 1884, Marks & Spencer have been the one-stop-shop for the London gentleman (and lady), supplying…
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Electric ATV is ready to create a buzz
If you already know of Daymak, it’s likely because of its off-road electric scooters. What you might not realize, however, is that the Toronto-based company recently ventured into the world of four-wheelers. Its latest creation is the fully-electric all-wheel-drive Ultra Beast ATV… Continue…
The Awesomer
Myths about Blindness
LinkThe vast majority of legally blind people don’t use Braille. Miniature horses are great alternatives to guide dogs. People who are totally blind don’t see black, they see nothing at all. All that and more in one of Mental Floss’ most fascinating and informative videos so far. More Awesome Stuff:…
BBC News – World
What happened to China’s arrested rights lawyers?
As the world marks Human Rights Day, the BBC looks at China’s sweeping crackdown on lawyers.
You may soon be able to pick and choose the online ads you see
If you’re an average web user, chances are you’ve never heard of the ad exchange Rubicon Project — even though you likely interact with its services every day. The company places automated ads across more than a million websites and 20,000 mobile apps, but until now, its business dealings have — like…
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Hospitals warn Trump: Price’s plan to repeal ACA will cost us $165 billion
Enlarge (credit: KOMUnews) Leading hospital groups teamed up to warn President-elect Trump this week that repealing the Affordable Care Act could spark an “unprecedented public health crisis,” and cost the hospital industry billions of dollars. The two hospital trade groups—the American Hospital…
Digital Trends
Plant a Wind Tree in your neighborhood to generate energy from low-speed wind
These trees do more than just add ambiance. Harnessing the wind to generate electrical energy usually brings to mind thoughts of huge land- or ocean-based wind farms consisting of huge towers with two or three blades, each more than 100-feet long, on the top. The size, weight, noise, and vibration of…
Digital Trends
Microsoft plans to integrate your LinkedIn identity with Office, Outlook
With its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn getting the thumbs up from EU regulators, Microsoft is wasting no time in integrating the social platform with its productivity software. The goal — as described by the tech giant’s CEO Satya Nadella — is to utilize LinkedIn’s networking and learning resources…
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Toys & Games : Rick and Morty Total Rickall Cooperative Card Game
We’ve got a lot of friends and family to exterminate. A card game based on an episode of one of our favorite shows which involves A LOT of killing. We might end some friendships when we inevitably kill the wrong people, but it will totally be worth it. $14.99
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Accessories : Rogue One Lightweight Scarf
No, we don’t mean “Scarif,” but thanks for the tip Google. On this Rogue One Lightweight Scarf you get both the AT-AT and the AT-ST so you have options. And it’s in two neutral colors – grey and sand – so it basically goes with everything. $19.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : Star Wars Gold Logo Tee
Queue up the brass section. When we see the logo we immediately start humming the theme song in our heads. We can’t help it; it’s a gut reaction. Now that we have a shirt with the logo on it, we might not be able to do anything but hum all day. Sorry, boss. $19.99
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Collectibles : Star Wars Darth Vader ArtFX+ Statue
Impressive. Most impressive. Set the stage for your own 1:7 scale rock extravaganza with this Darth Vader statue from Kotobukiya. Pictured in his ANH look, this Vader comes complete with the padded armor, integrated cape and skirt, control panels, and helmet. $129.99
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Secret’s anonymous sharing app is now a publishing platform
Remember Secret? The standard bearer for the anonymous social app movement shuttered in 2015 before co-creator David Byttow teased a possible Version 2 in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. While the old app-based Secret won’t be coming back, Byttow unveiled its successor today in the form of anonymous…
Audi Layer Desktop Keyboard
A 4-in-1 keyboard from the future with an Audi twist.
Next Big Future
Carnival of Nuclear Energy 337
The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 337 is up at Neutron BytesMZ consulting – A new study by UNSCEAR shows that there is more radiation coming from coal plants than nuclear plants – and that workers mining the rare earths required for solar and wind are subject to higher doses than nuclear workers.Report…
Mummified child could change history of smallpox – CNET
DNA from a mummy buried under a church indicates the contagious and sometimes fatal disease may have struck much later than previously thought.
BBC News – World
The whistleblower who exposed Russia’s drug cheats
Yuliya Stepanova has won worldwide fame for what she dared to do off the track, but fears she may never return home.
SureFire Sidekick 300-Lumen Keychain Light
Way less annoying than Robin, way less creepy than Mini-Me, and way, way more useful than George Costanza, say hello to your SureFire Sidekick. Despite being a keychain-sized 2-1/2″ long, this high-performance, click-switch flashlight can output 3 levels and up to 300 lumens of smooth maxvision beams…
BBC News – World
Trump picks Andrew Puzder to lead US Department of Labor
Donald Trump picks a fast-food executive opposed to higher minimum wages to lead the labour department.
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Gingerbread Man Cookie Mug Toppers
These festively fun gingerbread men are specially cut to hang off the edge of a coffee mug with one arm and wave at you with the other.Click Here For Complete Details
Digital Trends
This tiny device helps bring power to your campsite
Nowadays it seems that when we venture into the great outdoors, we tend to take a host of electronic gadgets with us. Things like smartphones, tablets, cameras, GPS devices, headlamps, and more. Most of those devices are powered by rechargeable batteries, which of course need to be re-energized from…
The human cost — and potential profit — of AI
GUEST: Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. With everything from Amazon Go’s cashierless stores to automated customer service to robo-advisors and driverless cars, we are moving toward a world with more productivity…
PlayStation 4 Pro helps Sony’s console outsell Xbox One in November in the U.S.
After four months of the Xbox One outselling Sony’s console, the PlayStation 4 is back on top. The PS4 was the best-selling home gaming system in the United States in November, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Sony Interactive Entertainment’s box got a boost from the release of the…
The Best Personal Finance Posts of 2016
Money management isn’t easy, but we do our best to break it down for you. Here are some of our best personal finance guides, primers, and explainers of 2016.Read more… all content
Sonic Lamb shift detected in ultracold atoms
Phononic effect puts quantum electrodynamics to the test
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Video: Niche businesses require specialized marketing strategies
The market for electronic-sniffing dogs is small, and clients are widespread. Todd Jordan, owner of Jordan Detection K9 talks about building his business’ online presence to reach potential customers.
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AT&T vice chairman Ralph de la Vega to retire end of 2016
Thaddeus Arroyo, head of AT&T Mexico, will move into de la Vega’s spot as the head of international and business operations.
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ASX-listed Oventus Medical opens 3D printing facility with CSIRO
The Australian medical device company has launched its new 3D printing facility at CSIRO’s Victorian site to combat sleep apnoea.
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dodge challenger GT is world’s first all-wheel-drive american muscle coupé
dodge is gearing up to release the world’s first all-wheel-drive american muscle coupé. it has taken the classic ‘challenger GT’, boosted its specification and is now providing muscle car enthusiasts all-weather driving confidence. The post dodge challenger GT is world’s first all-wheel-drive american…
Nintendo will pay you up to $20,000 to hack the 3DS
 So you bought a Nintendo 3DS to play some Pokemon Sun… but now your Pokedex is complete and you’ve explored every inch of Alola. Now what? If you’ve got a technical background, you might consider poking around the 3DS itself. There might just be a big ol’ stack of cash in it for you. Nintendo has just…
BBC News – World
Saudis at war
The BBC’s Frank Gardner looks at whether Saudi Arabia can achieve its goals in Yemen’s messy war.
Dita creates the definitive version of the classic half-rim sunglass
“Celebrating Hollywood’s Golden Age of creativity.”Photo: DitaWhen it comes to sunglasses, you can never go wrong with a classic half-rim frame. The style continue to weather every trend and it only gets better and better with time. Example: Dita’s new Statesman Five. This new take on the style updates…
Two Clouds Colliding Is the Most Relaxing Crash You’ll Ever See
Watching two crash test vehicles meet their demise in a head-on collision always makes for some exhilarating footage. But when two fluffy clouds collide, the destruction that ensues is so gentle and peaceful it somehow ends up being incredibly relaxing and soothing.Read more…
The Next Web
Likely pick for FCC chair says net neutrality’s ‘days are numbered’
In February, the Federal Communications Commission voted to reclassify the internet as a Title II communications service. The Open Internet Rule, which we all started to refer to as net neutrality, gave the commission authority to impose rules designed to keep the internet a free and open entity that…
US Presidential Election Was Most ‘Talked About’ Topic In 2016, Says Facebook
What may come as no surprise to Facebook users, the social media company announced in a blog post that the U.S. presidential election was the most “talked about” topic on Facebook in 2016. Phys.Org highlights the other most-discussed topics in its report: The bitterly contested election in which Donald…
LG V5 leak hints at an odd V-series mid-range phone
Both the LG V20 and its predecessor, the V10, were known for quite a few things. They were premium handsets that focused on camera prowess and flaunted a small second screen strip. In typical LG fashion, however, it seems that the company wants to capitalize on its newly successful V brand. Unsurprisingly,…
Andreessen in hot water for texts he sent Zuckerberg
 Facebook’s board was sued earlier this year, with investors alleging that their interests were not adequately represented when Zuckerberg was permitted to sell most of his shares and still retain voting control of the company. And now court filings uncovered by Bloomberg show that texts sent by board… Full Feed
Reactions to Trump FDA Chief Rumor: Unmitigated, and Unsupported, Fear of a Libertarian Planet
A rumor, not linked to any named source, is circulating (Bloomberg seems to have first reported it yesterday) that Donald Trump is likely to name Jim O’Neill to head the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). O’Neill is currently a managing director at Mithril Capital, an investment firm co-launched…
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Neuroimaging categorizes four depression subtypes
Patients with depression can be categorized into four unique subtypes defined by distinct patterns of abnormal connectivity in the brain, according to new research.
Guy who spent $2 million after tech glitch says more money, more problems
Think a cheeky $2 million would solve your problems? Wrong! A technical glitch gave an Australian man a limitless overdraft on his bank account, allowing him to spend big, and often, but the rich life didn’t make him happy. SEE ALSO: Polite guy wins $1 million in lottery store after letting someone…
Digital Trends
Microsoft: Windows OS will eventually run on mobile phones
Literally, Windows on your phone For most people, computers are a two-device system: you have your main PC, be it a desktop or laptop, and your phone, which you connect to your main computer to sync and manage your mobile data. Well, you wouldn’t be alone if you’ve ever wished you could just use ONE…
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Researchers map neural circuitry of songbird learning
Researchers have begun to map the brain circuitry responsible for cultural transmission and species specificity in birdsong.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Pioneering nanotechnology captures energy from people
Engineering researchers have created a new way to harvest energy from human motion, using a film-like device that actually can be folded to create more power.
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Climate change is already causing widespread local extinction in plant and animal species
Extinctions related to climate change have already happened in hundreds of plant and animal species around the world. New research shows that local extinctions have already occurred in 47% of the 976 plant and animal species studied.
Shaq says gaming event heading to the White House – CNET
Basketball great tweets that White House is hosting event to lure gamers to sign up for health care coverage.
Google invites third parties to make Assistant smarter – CNET
The tech giant opens up development tools for Google Assistant, the software that powers its Google Home smart speaker.
China’s futuristic train that floats above traffic now lies deserted
 It felt pretty awesome to witness the future of transportation unveiled this summer as China’s Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) took to the urban streets of Qinhuangdao for testing. One would think that after such an accomplishment the vehicle would be put to use as soon as humanly possible. Unfortunately,…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Observing crystallization at the molecular level for the first time
We watch crystallization take place every winter when ice crystals form on our windows. But no one had ever seen it happen at the molecular level – until now. Scientists have created a way to observe this phase of crystallization, verifying long-held theories.
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Researchers link dental problems in cleft lip and palate to abnormal salivary glands
Dental problems commonly associated with cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormalities in salivary glands and an imbalance of immune compounds in the mouth, report investigators.
Huawei “Honor Magic” leak hints at phone with thin bezels
Chinese OEMs like Vivo were some of the first to start the mad race towards ultra thin smartphones. And now it seems that Chinese brands will also be blazing the trail towards smartphones with barely any bezels. Following Xiaomi’s admittedly impressive nearly bezel-free Mi Mix, Huawei sub-brand honor…
Women are using this online map to report street harassment in their city
For many women, catcalling and street harassment are an ugly part of daily life.  Often these incidences also go unreported in Australia, leaving policy makers and the public in the dark about the pervasiveness of public harassment. Free To Be is an online tool made to counter this. Created by children’s…
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Brain neurons help keep track of time
Turning the theory of how the human brain perceives time on its head, a novel analysis in mice reveals that dopamine neuron activity plays a key role in judgment of time, slowing down the internal clock.
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the ‘aquapaw’ glove takes the bite out of bathing your pet
designed by daniel lentz, the aquapaw means you don’t have to worry about making a dog’s dinner of bathtime. The post the ‘aquapaw’ glove takes the bite out of bathing your pet appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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TSMC plans a new factory to pump out tomorrow’s 3 nm chips
News leaked in late August that chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) and Apple were working shrinking the A11 processor set to go in next year’s iPhone down to 10nm. But to ensure it stays in business with the tech titan and other device manufacturers, TSMC is planning to build a new…
A couple’s ruthless tipping policy is pissing off the internet
One couple’s bizarre tipping policy has enraged the internet.  A screenshot of a Facebook post, tweeted by @pimpcey_, reveals a demeaning policy in which five $1 bills are placed on the table at the beginning of a meal and money is removed depending on the waitstaff’s service. SEE ALSO: This ramen…
Social media users capture a hell of lightning storm over their city
When an intense storm’s forecast, most sensible people take shelter in their homes. Thankfully for us, a handful of mad cap photographers and storm enthusiasts were on hand to capture striking images of a thunderstorm that lashed Sydney, Australia, on Thursday night. SEE ALSO: Rare ‘thunderstorm asthma’…
BotBeat: This week’s top bot stories
VentureBeat’s Bots Channel tracks the most important news and analysis from the exploding field of bots and messaging. Each week, we select the top stories and present them in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat. We include news stories by VentureBeat staff, guest articles from leading figures in the…
Here’s the ‘Problematic Behavior’ That Can Get You Banned From Uber
In an effort to be more transparent, Uber publicly revealed what a customer would have to do to get banned from the service, posting a list of bannable offenses on its website.Read more…
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How the Cyber Kangaroo can help defend the Internet of Things
A ‘cyber game’ held in Canberra suggests that commercial and diplomatic solutions would be more effective long-term than chasing the hackers.
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Dream ride: The best concept cars of 2016
New Atlas has racked up the sky miles this year, criss-crossing the globe to cover the biggest motor shows, launches and stories in the automotive world. Starting at the Detroit Auto Show, we’ve seen the launch of concept cars providing a new take on everything from American luxury to eco-friendly…
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Hillary Clinton warns of ‘fake news epidemic’
Losing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the spread of “fake news” threatens the US.
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ISRO launches earth observation satellite, Resourcesat-2A
New Delhi (IANS) Dec 09, 2016 An Indian rocket named Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully on Wednesday morning with the country’s earth observation satellite Resourcesat-2A. The PSLV-XL variant rocket standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing 321 ton tore into the morning…
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NASA’s AIM observes early noctilucent ice clouds over Antarctica
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 Data from NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft shows the sky over Antarctica is glowing electric blue due to the start of noctilucent, or night-shining, cloud season in the Southern Hemisphere – and an early one at that. Noctilucent clouds…
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Orbital ATK to develop critical technology for in-orbit assembly
Dulles VA (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 Orbital ATK has begun a public-private partnership with NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) to establish a Commercial Infrastructure for Robotic Assembly and Services (CIRAS) in space. The CIRAS program will advance key technologies for in-orbit manufacturing…
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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches WGS-8 Mission for the U.S. Air Force
Cape Canaveral AFS FL (SPX) Dec 09, 2016 A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the eighth installment of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite for the United States Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 Dec. 7 at 6:53 p.m. EDT. This is ULA’s 11th launch in 2016…
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India Inc joins hands to bid for moon mission
New Delhi (Sputnik) Dec 06, 2016 An Indian aerospace start-ups’s plans to send a mission to moon as part of the Google’s Lunar XPRIZE challenge has received a major boost in funding from local corporate houses and entrepreneurs. A Bengaluru-based start-up has found the surprise backing of India’s…
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Allegations Rocket Engine Failure Behind Progress Spacecraft Crash Incorrect
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 09, 2016 Information alleging that the Russian Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft crashed after an emergency stop of an engine of the third stage of the Soyuz-U carrier rocket is based on outdated and incorrect cyclogram data, the Russian Mission Control Center said Wednesday. …
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American space legend John Glenn dead at 95
Columbus (AFP) Dec 8, 2016 John Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit the Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, died Thursday at the age of 95. Glenn became a symbol of strength and the nation’s pioneering spirit, drawing admirers from all walks of life…
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China develops non-toxic propellant for orbiting satellites
Beijing (XNA) Dec 09, 2016 A non-toxic propulsion system developed by Chinese scientists will enable satellites to carry more payload and save on satellite launching costs, the system’s developer said Tuesday. The ammonium dinitramide (ADN) technology used in the system proved successful when…
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U.S. Air Force approves Lockheed Martin’s SBIRS ground system
Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. (UPI) Dec 6, 2016 The U.S. Air Force has signed off on Lockheed Martin’s planned Space Based Infrared System ground system. The Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, is a component of the branch’s satellite constellation responsible for compiling large amounts of…
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UAE launches national space policy
Abu Dhabi UAE (SPX) Dec 09, 2016 The UAE Space Agency issued the Arab world’s first national space policy in the capital on Tuesday – the first step to formulating laws for the industry. “The policy is just like a torch guiding us to where we have to go,” said Dr Mohammed Al Ahbabi, the agency’s…
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UN experts urge China to investigate case of missing rights lawyer
Beijing (AFP) Dec 7, 2016 UN human rights experts have urged China immediately to investigate the fate of a prominent Chinese rights lawyer missing for over two weeks, the latest example of a growing crackdown on legal activism. Jiang Tianyong took on numerous high-profile rights cases, including…
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Polar bear numbers to plunge a third as sea ice melts
Paris (AFP) Dec 7, 2016 Polar bear numbers could drop a third by mid-century, according to the first systematic assessment, released Wednesday, of how dwindling Arctic sea ice affects the world’s largest bear. There is a 70 percent chance that the global polar bear population – estimated at 26,000…
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Solomons escape serious damage after powerful 7.7 quake
Sydney (AFP) Dec 8, 2016 A major 7.7-magnitude quake struck Friday off the Solomon Islands triggering severe shaking and a tsunami warning, but there were no reports of any serious damage, officials said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre initially said there could be possible “widespread,…
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Climate change battle heats up for Australian winemakers
Orange, Australia (AFP) Dec 7, 2016 When an unprecedented heatwave hit South Australia state, home to the world-renowned Barossa Valley winemaking region, viticulturists fretted about the impact on their grapes. The crops survived, but the extreme weather last year was a reminder of how climate…
The first 10 things to do when your PC can’t run a new game
You just got a new PC game! Hoo buddy, you are excited. You’ve been looking forward to this one for years. You load it up and… oh, hell. Something’s off. You go into the options menu and make the usual tweaks. Turn off MSAA. Turn down shadow quality. Turn down reflections. Turn…
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Rejuvenating the Chance of Motherhood?
An audacious startup thinks it can give 40-ish women a better shot at having children. Should desperate would-be parents believe it?
VR Stitches Remote Travel Services
Engineers are developing 360-video cameras and stitching and encoding software to enable real-time travel experiences.
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Need to know where to get the BEST Po Boy in all of NOLA? (Yes,…
Need to know where to get the BEST Po Boy in all of NOLA? (Yes, you do.) Look no further than our #DestiNATION: New Orleans guide. Link in our bio. 📷: @martine.boyer /📍: @boucherienola
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The Good News They’re Not Telling You
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe EntrepreneurFree MarketsThe Good News They’re Not Telling YouEntrepreneurship 0 Views As we look at things that impress us technologically we also have a certain trepidation, because we’re told that robots are going to take our jobs. “Yes, the internet…
Ikea trolls us all by naming products after Googled relationship questions
The Swedish names of Ikea products can be tricky to pronounce, what with their umlauts and silent consonants. Eradicating any linguistic confusion, the homewares giant’s latest campaign see select products given English alternatives: Frequently Googled relationship problems, of course. SEE ALSO: Pair…
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Australia gets more tax out of global tech giants
The multinationals collectively coughed up billions to the Australian Taxation Office for the 2014-15 financial year.
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The best movies and TV shows to stream this weekend
There’s a lot of content available across Australia’s streaming services, with new TV shows and movies being added to Netflix and Stan regularly. Because of this, settling on something to watch each weekend can be somewhat daunting. To make your weekend streaming session as smooth and relaxing as possible,…
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Hand-held breathalyzer identifies which foods don’t agree with you
It appears the gases coming out of our bodies may have something more to tell us besides the world’s oldest joke. Aire is a small, hand-held device that measures chemicals in your breath to help design a diet best suited to your specific digestive system… Continue Reading Hand-held breathalyzer…
Next Big Future
Zubrin makes the case for innovation and expansion of resources and the ideas of limited resources is the most dangerous idea
Robert Zubrin makes the case that innovation and innovative people and scientific progress increases resources.Hitler and Malthus made the case that there is only so much to go around and you must fight and kill for it.However, there was 1 billion people at the time of Malthus and they had the equivalent…
The Physics of Spider-Man’s New Web Wings
In the latest trailer from Spider-Man: Homecoming, we see that he now has wings on his suit. Here is a rough model of him falling with wings. The post The Physics of Spider-Man’s New Web Wings appeared first on WIRED.
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The Best Overshirts for the Holiday Snow
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12 Running Gloves for Staying Warm This Winter
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15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Dapper Man
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Seiko 5 vs. Swatch Sistem51: Which Watch Is Better for the Budding Enthusiast?
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A Tropical Getwaway Bag for the Sustainably-Minded
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Meet Chip, Australia’s first robotic shopping assistant
Suburban complexes in Sydney and Melbourne owned by property developer Stockland have just employed new shopping assistants to help the public with their Christmas shopping. The shopping centres are sharing prototypes of a social humanoid robot called Chip. The 100-kilo, 1.7-metre tall robots are more…
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Today in Gear: December 9, 2016
An iPhone 7 battery case, a military-inspired overshirt, a handmade walnut desk and much more. …Read More »
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Glass Tower That Might Actually be Energy Efficient
The recently completed Beijing Greenland Center, built by Chicago’s Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) may not look like a very energy efficient building at first glance, given it’s glazed façade. However, the trapezoidal shape of the windows is said to actually improve the building’s energy performance….
A giant Jeremy Clarkson head keeps popping up to promote ‘The Grand Tour’
Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson certainly has a grandiose presence. His signature charm is something Amazon’s banking on with its very expensive new motoring show The Grand Tour starring Clarkson, as well as fellow Top Gear alumni James May and Richard Hammond. Promotion-wise, the show has gone…
Digital Trends
Samsung may be about to disable the Galaxy Note 7 for remaining U.S. users
If you decided to ignore the Galaxy Note 7 recall because your love for the handset is greater than the fear of it exploding, then you may only have a few more days left to use it. At lease one owner of the phone claims to have received a message from U.S. Cellular that suggests Samsung is gearing up…
Google Now Lets Developers Write Apps For the Assistant On Google Home
Google today announced it will open up Home to third-party developers, allowing all developers to start bringing their applications and services to the Google Assistant. Developers can start building “conversation actions” for the Google Assistant, which “allows developers to create back-and-forth conversations…
Next Big Future
First completely soft robot
A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3-D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot. This small, 3-D-printed robot — nicknamed the “octobot” — could pave the way for a new generation of such machines.Soft…
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Systematic Innovation
Astro Teller, director of the moonshot factory at Alphabet known simply as X, explains how he is a “culture engineer” and how he systematizes innovation by creating a work environment where employees are encouraged to be audacious. He says they are given the freedom to work on projects that inspire them…
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Will Samsung commence its biggest reshuffle due to Note 7 debacle?
Samsung’s year-end annual reshuffle of executives is being delayed, raising speculation that the scale of reorganization this year may be its highest in years due to the Note 7 debacle, the Harman deal, and the political fallout from the presidential scandal.
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Home sweet home for US Navy’s largest ever destroyer
The US Navy’s largest and most technologically advanced destroyer, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived at its new homeport of San Diego, California today. The first-in-class warship left the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine on September 7 and made passage through the Panama canal, making…
India announces its largest solar rooftop tender
In the next step toward cutting reliance on nonrenewable energy sources, the Indian government announced today its largest solar rooftop tender. The state-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is seeking to develop 1000MW of grid-connected rooftop solar panels for government offices. SEE ALSO:…
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Spotify isn’t acquiring SoundCloud after all
Just a couple of months ago, rumors indicated Spotify was negotiating to acquire fellow music streamer SoundCloud. Now, TechCrunch reports hearing from a source that those talks have ended and Spotify is walking away. According to the Financial Times…
The Next Web
Sony’s aiming to be the first third-party manufacturer to roll out Android 7.1.1
Sony’s ambitiously aiming to be the first third-party manufacturer to distribute the recently-announced Android 7.1.1 update, reveals Xperia Blog. In a statement made to the online publication, Sony’s Xperia development team allegedly revealed that adapting the firmware is its “number one priority.”…
Digital Trends
How drones are helping save California’s troubled sequoia trees
Drones are continuing to show their worth in a range of ways that few could’ve imagined when the remotely controlled flying machines started to become more affordable a few years back. Some commercial uses were obvious in the beginning, with, say, filmmakers quick to jump on board, the camera-equipped…
Africa’s tech hubs
 Innovation hubs have become a mainstay of Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. Scratch the surface of the continent’s information and communication building blocks and you’ll likely find connections to a tech space. Read More
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Pentagon says IS group suffering from fewer fighters and resources
At least 50,000 Islamic State jihadists have been killed by the US-led coalition since it began operations in Iraq and Syria in late 2014, a senior US military official said Thursday.
Digital Trends
If you’re in line for an AT&T ‘cramming’ payout, it’s coming soon
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said on Thursday it’s started to refund former and current AT&T customers a total of $88 million. The payout is part of a 2014 settlement of a case in which the carrier was accused of wrongfully charging for third-party mobile services. Known as “cramming,” many…
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Boris Johnson tours Middle East amid Saudi row
Boris Johnson begins a tour of the Middle East amid a row over comments he made about Saudi Arabia.
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Smart-tinting glass can shade on demand or automatically
With glass an increasingly popular material for architecture, companies are experimenting with ways to balance its ability to let light in with the need for a little privacy. Glass that tints itself on demand has cropped up in sunglasses and cars, and is beginning to creep into buildings with…
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One Big Question: How do we manage the downside risks of AI?
If Hollywood is to be believed, the development of superintelligent artificial intelligence will spell the end of civilization as we know it and spark an unwinnable war between man and machine. It doesn’t make for nearly as exciting entertainment, but AI also offers tremendous upside, from… Full Feed
Brickbat: You Dirty Rat
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has sent letters to several states and cities ordering them to stop using dry ice to kill urban rats. The dry ice is stuffed into rat burrows, and as it outgasses it suffocates the rats. The EPA says it has not approved dry ice as a pest control measure.
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Wedge Locking Washer
I first learned about Nord-Lock washers after installing a turbocharger on my 2000 Mazda Protege. Four-cylinder engines typically run rough but the addition of a turbocharger spinning at 120,000RPM caused lots of vibration and vibration causes bolts (even those secured with conventional tightening systems,…
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Facebook now lets anyone make their own Snapchat-like photo frame
Facebook continues to flesh out its in-app camera features, releasing a new tool that lets members of the public create and submit their own custom photo frames for others to use. Like Snapchat’s geo-filters, the frames have to surround — but not obscure — the subject, and offer some connection to a…
Sled in the Summer
The sledding fun doesn’t have to stop when the snow melts. Sled all year round with the Slicer All-Season Sled. Buy here: ******************* Please subscribe: Hundreds more curiously awesome products:… – latest science and technology news stories
Climate change likely caused deadly 2016 avalanche in Tibet, researchers say
With a deadly avalanche, it appears climate change may now be affecting a once stable region of the Tibetan Plateau. – latest science and technology news stories
NYC runner’s killing puts a DNA technique under a microscope
With a DNA profile but no suspect to match in the strangling of a woman who went for a run and met a killer, authorities are looking to an emerging approach: using the DNA to look for the killer’s relatives. – latest science and technology news stories
Buzz Aldrin leaves New Zealand after South Pole evacuation
Buzz Aldrin was discharged from a New Zealand hospital on Friday and appeared to be heading home, a week after he was evacuated from the South Pole for medical reasons. – latest science and technology news stories
Buzz Aldrin pays tribute to ‘world icon’ John Glenn
Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin paid tribute Friday to pioneer astronaut John Glenn, describing the first American to orbit the Earth as a world icon.
Google Home Actions let users talk to third-party services
Google Home might be a bit behind something like the Amazon Echo, but there is still a chance that it could overtake it. Depending on how much and how quickly third-party apps and services flock to Google’s smart speaker. That entails that Google Home has a platform for third-party developers to hook…
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Hong Kong leader CY Leung not to seek re-election
Hong Kong leader CY Leung says he will not seek re-election, citing “stress” on his family.
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felt tote’m electric cargo bicycle carries a high capacity
california-based bicycle manufacturer FeltBicycles has released this copper beauty that it calls the ‘ultimate electric bike’ for carrying your gear during bureaucratic errands. The post felt tote’m electric cargo bicycle carries a high capacity appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
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Common Projects Chelsea Workboots $564.00 $452.00 at Need Supply Todd Snyder + Champion Crew Pullover $108.00 $65.00 at East Dane Rag & Bone Standard Issue Fit 2 Jean in Black Resin $185.00 $95.00 at Rag & Bone S.N.S. Herning Terminal Crew Neck Sweater $281.00 $167.00 at East Dane Merz b. Schwanen… – latest science and technology news stories
Japan doubles cost estimate for Fukushima cleanup
The estimated cost of cleaning up Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has doubled to nearly 22 trillion yen ($190 billion), with decommissioning expenses expected to continue to increase, a government panel said Friday. – latest science and technology news stories
Cannabis museum opens in pot-friendly Uruguay
Smoke it, eat it, weave it, heal with it: a museum devoted to spreading the good word about pot opened on Friday in marijuana-friendly Uruguay.
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How to Decorate a Modern Coffee Table
Coffee tables are often the centerpiece of the living room. We arrange seating around the coffee table. We use it to hold essentials such as books and drink coasters. It becomes an impromptu appetizer buffet when it’s time to entertain. So why is it easy to get stuck when it comes to decorating the modern…
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Coupon for TOP 5 Gift Ideas Of Exculsive Brand
Winter (and Christmas) is coming!Hunting for last-minute bargains?Get your ice skates on and GRAB these Festive Deals!Shop our TOP 5 Gift Ideas for a Merry Techmas: 1. Gocomma Roidmi 2S Bluetooth Car Charger  (13% OFF Coupon: GOCOMM) 2. FuriBee VR01 FPV Goggles            (13% OFF Coupon: FURIBE)3. FuriBee…
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Park Geun-hye: South Korea lawmakers vote to impeach leader
South Korea’s parliament impeaches President Park Geun-hye who steps down amid a corruption scandal.
Fast Company
Can Being Visibly Happy Hurt Your Career?
Some research hints that agreeable people and those who smile a lot may face hidden obstacles in the workplace. Some research hints that agreeable people and those who smile a lot may face hidden obstacles in the workplace.Here’s something to smile—or, on second thought, not smile—about:…
Fast Company
Eight Common Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Should Ditch In 2017
Looking back over the past year, four top entrepreneurship gurus share the stumbles that newbies repeatedly make. Looking back over the past year, four top entrepreneurship gurus share the stumbles that newbies repeatedly make.Business owners make a lot of mistakes, especially…
Fast Company
How A Group Of CEOs Plans To Solve Gender Inequality At Their Companies
A newly formed group of executives from large companies hope to hold each other accountable for their gender hiring goals. A newly formed group of executives from large companies hope to hold each other accountable for their gender hiring goals.Technology may be pushing the rate…
Fast Company
Creative Ideas To Make This Year’s Holiday Party Better
After a year of hard work, everyone deserves more than a cup of wine by the copy machine. Here are some creative ideas. After a year of hard work, everyone deserves more than a cup of wine by the copy machine. Here are some creative ideas.This holiday season, about 80% of businesses…
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Chapecoense crash: Bolivia official accuses bosses of cover-up
Bolivian officials are accused of a cover-up over the plane crash involving Brazilian team Chapoconense.
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Virgin Media has launched broadband discounts in time for Christmas
‘Tis the season to offer significant discounts, apparently, as Virgin Media has embraced its Santa-red branding and slashed the prices of its broadband packages for the month of December.The company’s Black Friday discounts must have proven successful as the savings it’s offering are on the same level…
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PHENOMEN project to lay the foundations for a new age of information processing
ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom to sport dual cameras, no optical zoom
Dual camera lenses are the latest trend on smartphones. Even Apple has admitted as much on its iPhone 7 Plus. But unlike the first gen tech that HTC introduced in its One M8 in 2014, this year’s style is to combine an RGB sensor with a monochrome one. And while we’re not yet 100% certain that it is true…
Digital Trends
Twitter users aren’t happy with its latest experiment around replies
On Thursday, Twitter “accidentally” made an experimental feature available to everyone on its iOS app, and the reaction from users was hostile — to say the least. The test involved the removal of usernames in tweet replies. As a result, when somebody responded to a tweet, an @ mention would not appear…
This immersive VR ad has all the rollercoasters, diving and island-hopping you need
If you have 3D goggles or a mobile VR headset like Google Cardboard, watch the video with them on. You knew it wouldn’t be long till we saw more and more brands explore virtual reality in depth. In this ad produced for San Miguel beer by Discovery Networks, the viewer is taken on a literal rollercoaster…
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Tablets brand sale for the Christmas
This tablet brand sale you may read about before, but the tablets there are not the same. We renew it for every promotion and try to give deals to our customers.After a year’s hard work, now come here to buy a new tablet for yourself or as a gift to your friends and family! Come here now!TOP PICKS1 Teclast…
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Paris attacks: Two jailed in Grasse for fake claim
France jails a couple who defrauded a fund for survivors of the 2015 Paris attacks.
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Here’s what Microsoft wants to do with LinkedIn
Microsoft has now sealed the deal when it comes to buying LinkedIn, and having done so has revealed its plans to closely integrate the social network with both Office and Windows.According to a blog post made by CEO Satya Nadella, the LinkedIn network and your user identity will be available across Microsoft…
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Samsung will kill your Galaxy Note 7 on December 19
Update: Samsung has confirmed to TechRadar that it will issuing a software update on December 19 that will render the remaining Note 7 devices unable to charge, thus forcing the last exchange-holdouts to return them to where they were purchased.You can check out Samsung’s full statement here, but those…
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Where to buy the NES Mini in the UK and US
Nintendo’s retro console, the NES Mini, is fast turning into a great little gift for this Christmas, and typically that’s meant that it’s sold out absolutely everywhere. And, because this is the internet, that’s meant that if you’re not careful you might end up paying way over the (fairly reasonable)… – latest science and technology news stories
World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake
Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said. – latest science and technology news stories
Today’s children face tough prospects of being better off than their parents, researchers find
Parents often expect that their kids will have a good shot at making more money than they ever did. – latest science and technology news stories
Teaching an old satellite new tricks
XMM-Newton is one of Europe’s longest-flying and most productive orbiting observatories, investigating the hot X-ray Universe. Thanks to teamwork and technical innovation, it’s on track to keep flying for a long time yet. – latest science and technology news stories
Study shows hydraulic fracturing fluids affect water chemistry from gas wells
Pressure, temperature and fluid composition play an important role in the amount of metals and other chemicals found in wastewaters from hydraulically fractured gas reservoirs, according to Penn State researchers.
Fast Company
Why Are Only Some Healthcare Tech Companies Getting The Funds They Need?
What sectors of health tech are considered worthy of investment from venture capitalists and why?
BBC News – World
Netherlands trial: Geert Wilders guilty of incitement
Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders is convicted in hate speech trial but no penalty is imposed.
Cortana for Android, iOS gets a facelift, heads to the UK
Cortana might be the smart AI assistant immediately associated with Microsoft and Windows, but, unlike Siri or Google Assistant, she/it isn’t shy about embracing rival platforms as well. While it might not be as powerful on Android and iOS as it is on Windows 10, Cortana on mobile offers users a taste…
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Ford Fusion’s ‘Return to Park’ feature helps prevent dangerous rollaways
Vehicle rollaways have been a problem for some time. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rollaways killed some 360 people between 2012 and 2014, and this year, actor Anton Yelchin tragically passed away after being pinned by his unoccupied Jeep. To prevent this from happening…
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Buy: Banyan Pillows
Designed out of a desire to create personal retreats of comfort, Emily Diamandis’ luxe lifestyle brand Tabula Rasa sources the world’s finest fibers to create the coziest in clothing and home furnishings. It’s for this reason that Design Within Reach…… Continue…
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Posture could explain why women get more VR sickness than men
Women are more susceptible to nausea when using virtual reality, but working out why means understanding what causes motion sickness in general
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The Morning After: Friday December 9, 2016
Friday is here, and we learned that Magic Leap’s wondrous demo video last year was all CGI magic, that scientists have discovered a dinosaur tail with feathers, and explain why Pebble fans might not be happy with the company’s new owners.
BBC News – World
‘Godspeed, John Glenn’: Obama leads tributes to US astronaut
Tributes pour in for John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, who died on Thursday aged 95.
Awesome tech gifts that cost less than $100
Wow the ones you loveImage by Rob SchultzIf you’re having trouble finding cool gifts for every single person in your life, you’re doing it wrong. In the tech sector alone, there are some great gift-worthy products at every price point—suitable for a variety of personality types, interests, and even tech-savviness…
Singlecue Gen 2 review: This gesture-recognition device nearly provoked us into making some rude gestures
I have an Amazon Echo and a Logitech Harmony Remote in my bedroom, but my goal is to eliminate as many remotes as possible so I can control the TV, cable box, Amazon Fire TV, and other gadgets in my house as quickly and efficiently as possible. I want to be able to do things like dim the lights, turn…
32 tips and tricks for Google Photos
Google Photos is a great way to store your personal photos and make them available across different devices — and with the holiday season upon us, the potential for generating lots of photos is at an especially high level. But the service is far more than just a virtual cloud locker. Photos has oodles…
Inside the world’s only ‘flying eye hospital’
SINGAPORE — This plane is the only “flying eye hospital” in the world.  Run by the non-profit organisation Orbis, it’s capable of hosting surgeries to teach doctors how to save people’s eyesight in the countries it visits. The plane was completed in June this year and is the third of its kind. Two…
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Smart contact lens is discussed at electron devices meeting
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Oculus’s New ‘Infinite Canvas’ Will Make You Question Your Place in the Universe
In this sweeping, slightly-vertiginous tour of miniature worlds, an artist who’s worked on Dreamworks films shows us what playing God in virtual reality can do. Goro Fujita, who’s credited as an artist on such films as Megamind and Penguins of Madagascar, is now an art director at Oculus Story Studio,…
The reality of Magic Leap: fake demo videos and delayed technology
There has been a lot of hype surrounding secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap over the last couple of years. The company, which was last valued at $4.5 billion, has raised $1.4 billion in funding on the back of amazing demos and claims about its technology. But it seems the…
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Google Home set to get loads of third-party tricks very soon
Google has revealed that it’s opening up its Google Home “conversation Actions” to third party developers, which will give users of the voice-activated speaker assistant new ways to use the gadget.Third-party support will open up fully “early next year”. Though with some partner developers having already…
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The best deals for Christmas: let us help you find the greatest Christmas present offers
The weather outside is more dreary than frightful and I’m sure you will all agree that the world was probably a bit better before 2016 got its nasty claws into it.  But it’s Christmas and that means a bit of joy and goodwill for all, and the chance to buy your loved ones a shiny new piece of tech which…
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Download free image editor GIMP and bring your photos to life as animated GIFs
Free photo editor GIMP is incredibly versatile thanks to the plugins created by its community of developers. Dozens of these extensions are incorporated into the program itself, so there’s no need to download anything separately.The iWarp plugin lets you distort still photos, much like Photoshop’s… – latest science and technology news stories
SOFIA sees super-heated gas streams churning up possible storm of new stars
Scientists on board NASA’s flying telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, caught sight of roiling material streaming from a newly formed star, which could spark the birth of a new generation of stars in the surrounding gas clouds. – latest science and technology news stories
Male vs. female stress responses may explain sex differences in diseases
The differences in how male and female fruit flies resist and adapt to oxidative stress may shed new light on how age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s affect men and women differently. – latest science and technology news stories
Watching underground water on the web
An open access Water Atlas goes online today, giving the general public a 3D view of groundwater data from eastern Australia’s Surat Basin. – latest science and technology news stories
When wage earners are deported, Latinos lose their homes
Early in his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said he would deport all of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally. – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists sweep stodgy stature from Saturn’s C ring
As a cosmic dust magnet, Saturn’s C ring gives away its youth. Once thought formed in an older, primordial era, the ring may be but a mere babe – less than 100 million years old, according to Cornell-led astronomers in a study to be published Jan. 1, 2017 in the journal Icarus.
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Child Mummy Found With Oldest Known Smallpox Virus
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How Pet Dogs Are Helping Out Their Endangered Kin in the Wild
Florida canines have successfully tested collars that may help African wild dogs avoid dying in snares.
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These Fish Evolved to Live in Extremely Toxic Water
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Praying Mantis Looks Like a Flower—And Now We Know Why
The mantis orchid of Southeast Asia evolved in a way that’s completely unique to insects.
National Geographic News
Intimate Pictures of John Glenn’s Historic Mission to Orbit Earth
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2016 Was a Big Year for Oil Pipelines. Here Are 3 Takeaways.
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What John Glenn Told National Geographic In His Last Interview
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China: Xi calls for stricter ideological control of universities
China’s universities must serve Communist Party, says President Xi, in crackdown on academic freedom.
Feathered dinosaur tail found in Amber is the first of its kind discovered
The chunk of amber seen in the first photo here is something very unique and unusual. It holds a segment of a feathered tail from a Cretaceous-era dinosaur along with an ant and various plant segments and other debris. The tail is the big draw though as it is the very first of its sort ever discovered….
You Can’t Get Much More Popular Than John Glenn Was
Former Sen. John Glenn, the space hero who died on Thursday at the age of 95, is one of the few people in history to mount a serious campaign for president (in 1984) whose run for the highest office in the land may only be about the fifth-most-interesting thing about him. Glenn was best-known for being… Full Feed
Why the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act Would Chill Constitutionally Protected Speech
Last week the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016, a.k.a. S. 10, was introduced in the Senate, read three times, and approved by unanimous consent without debate or amendment—all on one day. That sort of bipartisan consensus, which suggests a bill is so obviously unobjectionable that no discussion…
How-To Geek
How to Create a Live Ubuntu USB Drive With Persistent Storage
A Linux live USB drive is normally a blank slate each time you boot it. You can boot it up, install programs, save files, and change settings. But, as soon as you reboot, all your changes are wiped away and you’re back to a fresh system. This can be useful, but if you want a system that picks up where…
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‘ecospaces’ are prefabricated, sustainable structures that can be built in just five days
the concept seeks to combine the discipline of architecture, and the skills of craftsmanship, with sustainable methods and materials. The post ‘ecospaces’ are prefabricated, sustainable structures that can be built in just five days appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Meizu Smartphone – Now Available in US
The Chinese consumer electronic firm Meizu, was established in 2003. Meizu is a manufacturer of smartphones and music players. The company’s first music player was launched in 2007, and its first smartphone in 2008.
Best webcam: Upgrade your video calls with higher resolutions and better features
A good webcam is essential if you plan to spend a lot of time video chatting with family, friends, and co-workers. While these devices have come a long way from the cheap plastic and grainy images of yore, just a handful of standalone webcams exists these days. Models that deliver on their promises…
Georgia says it’s traced an attempted voter hack to DHS
Georgia’s secretary of state says the state was hit with an attempted hack of its voter registration database from an IP address linked to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The allegation by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is one of the more bizarre charges to come up in the recent spate…
Indoor Mountainscapes: 7 Rock Climbing Facilities for Urban Adventurers
Buzz surrounding indoor rock climbing has followed the same growth trajectory as that of many other urban-sport activities: rapid and exponential. One day you had never heard of it and the next, you were getting knocked by climbing shoes on the subway, as they vivaciously swung from carabiners…
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Researchers are training AI to listen just like humans
Artificial intelligence researchers are making progress towards their goals of training AI systems to understand speech from audio input alone, just like humans do.At the moment, the majority of AI can only recognize speech by first translating it into text. A lot of progress has been made in terms of… – latest science and technology news stories
Mentors improve Indigenous student mental health, academic success
Claire Crooks, director of the Faculty of Education’s Centre for School Mental Health, led a team that implemented a mentorship program for Grade 7 and 8 Indigenous students in the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB). – latest science and technology news stories
How to beat the housing affordability crisis
Urban planning experts at the University of Melbourne have produced an action plan to tackle Victoria’s housing affordability crisis. – latest science and technology news stories
How can society offer freedom of transport in low carbon age?
In the UK, road and air transport (both overwhelmingly fossil-fuel based) use energy at a rate twice that of the average power transmission of the national grid. In 2015, road transport alone used energy at an average rate slightly more than the peak electricity demand in that year. In simple terms,… – latest science and technology news stories
Cloud formation—how feldspar acts as ice nucleus
In the atmosphere, feldspar particles act as ice nuclei that make ice crystals grow in clouds and enable precipitation. The discovery was made by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and University College London (UCL) with the help of electron microscopy observations and molecular…
7Sensors’ Automated Grow Box Takes The Complication Out Of Gardening
Who has time to tend to a garden anymore? Furthermore, who even has the space to grow plants these days? Well, if you invested in your own … Read More
FitBit’s New Flex 2 Is The Perfect Christmas Gift For Those Looking To Get In Shape
We’re just weeks away from Christmas and we’re certain that there’s at least someone in your entourage which you haven’t quite picked out a gift for. Whether … Read More
Keep Your iPhone 7 Safe From Drops With The Razor Armor Case
If you’re a new iPhone 7 owner then it’s time we talk about protection. Your smartphone might be exceedingly beautiful and well designed, but the fact of … Read More
HBD Studio’s L’Amage Superyacht Redefines What Luxury Means
Just in time for the new year, the team of talented designers over at HBD Studios have designed to release their newest concept. Dubbed “L’Amage”, this superyacht … Read More
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AMG GT R hot lap topples Nürburgring lap record
The Nürburgring Nordschleife has become the ultimate test bed for anyone who wants to prove their sports car is the real deal. Records around the 20.8 km (12.9 mi) stretch of German tarmac have tumbled with alarming regularity recently, most notably among a new breed of hyper-hatch. Now, Mercedes…
Samsung at work on two types of folding smartphones tips source
There have been rumors that Samsung was working on smartphones with screens that fold going back for years now. A new report has surfaced that claims Samsung is working on a two-track strategy for folding devices. The strategy will see Samsung roll out a smartphone with a flat display on each side and… Physics News
Physicists find structural phase transitions in 2-D atomic materials
An international team led by University of Arkansas physicists has discovered drastic changes in material properties occurring in a group of two-dimensional materials that are being investigated as candidates to power the next generation of opto-electronic devices. Physics News
Researchers manipulate collective dynamics in magnetic nano-structures
Researchers at the Division of Solid-State Physics and the Division of Materials Physics at Uppsala University have shown how the collective dynamics in a structure consisting of interacting magnetic nano-islands can be manipulated. Their findings are published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Twitter accidentally pushes confusing @username change to all iOS users, now withdrawn
Users of Twitter’s official app were left confused for a few hours when the company accidentally pushed an experimental feature to all iOS users. The change removed the @username element from replies, making it hard to see what was going on as replies looked like original tweets. more…Filed under:…
Ars Technica
Surface Studio is a love letter to artists, a curiosity for anyone else
Enlarge (credit: Peter Bright) I didn’t really know what to make of the Surface Studio when Microsoft first announced it. Before its New York event, I expected the company to announce an all-in-one. Rumors pointed toward something modular or upgradable. I thought Microsoft would attempt to turn…
Man of Many
Beach, Board, Beers and Bather’s 2016 Resort Collection
Summer has arrived so it’s time for a new pair of boardies. The Resort Collection from Bathers channels a ‘stranded on a tropical island’ feel with hand-painted watercolour designs that create a hazy, textured appearance. Each of the new designs is available in Bather’s classic swim trunk fit that features…
Coolest Gadgets
GoPro Karma Grip now available for purchase
It was not too long ago that were able to tell the difference between a video that was shot using professional equipment compared to the home enthusiast, but the wonders and advances made in terms of modern day technology has certainly gone a long way in changing that perspective. Our smartphones are…
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Civil rights group condemns move to block Trump inauguration protests
A civil rights group on Wednesday urged US officials to free up Washington landmarks for thousands of people planning protests around the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump. all content
SpaceTechExpo USA
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SpaceTechExpo Europe
Conference/exhibition: 24 Oct 2017 – 26 Oct 2017, Bremen, Germany.
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Groundbreaking new seawater battery could replace expensive lithium batteries
Open your smartphone and you’ll probably find a lithium battery inside. But with the price of lithium spiking, researchers decided to seek an alternative. Nine scientists from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea developed a groundbreaking new seawater battery.
U.S. mulls rules for airlines that plan in-flight Wi-Fi voice calls
The U.S. Department of Transportation may require airlines to inform passengers before purchasing tickets if they will allow voice calls using wireless devices on board their aircraft, thus hoping to placate customers who could object to having co-passengers chatting away on their phones in an enclosed…
IDG Contributor Network: 5 digital business predictions for 2017
While discrete technology trends often get all the attention in New Year’s lists, this coming year will be highlighted by organizations taking a more holistic focus on digital transformation that taps into platform business models, the power of technology combinations, mastery of digital services and…
It’s time for Safari to go on a memory diet
I like Safari. I’ve used Apple’s web browser for most of my work since it was released. I do use Chrome and Firefox for certain tasks, but Safari is my default browser. I like the way Safari has tabs, and how you can pin tabs to keep windows available all the time while only taking up a tiny amount…
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Best Running Shoes
Best Running Shoes Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site While it would be impossible to create a list of the “best” running shoes that fit the needs of every individual runner out there, that still hasn’t stopped us at Gadget Review from spending hours of research to help you learn how to choose…
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john glenn, symbol of the space age, dies aged 95
john glenn — symbol of the space age — dies aged 95. The post john glenn, symbol of the space age, dies aged 95 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The Botnet That Broke the Internet Isn’t Going Away
It’s going to take years to move past Mirai, the botnet that’s causing havoc online. The post The Botnet That Broke the Internet Isn’t Going Away appeared first on WIRED.
How Simple Software Could Help Prevent Sexual Assault
If sexual assault victims can connect, they can help stop predators before they attack again. The post How Simple Software Could Help Prevent Sexual Assault appeared first on WIRED.
Thousands of Invisible Oil Spills Are Destroying The Gulf
Oil pollution in US waters didn’t end with Deepwater Horizons. Small spills are a chronic problem, and their impact is cumulative. The post Thousands of Invisible Oil Spills Are Destroying The Gulf appeared first on WIRED.
The Outline’s Bizarre Design Actually Makes a Lot of Sense
The Outline’s user interface is fashionably opaque—mysterious enough to keep you engaged, but not so impenetrable that it turns you away. The post The Outline’s Bizarre Design Actually Makes a Lot of Sense appeared first on WIRED.
8 Great Albums You Might Have Missed this Year
From dance-diva pop to honky-tonk country to southern glam, you gotta catch ’em all. The post 8 Great Albums You Might Have Missed this Year appeared first on WIRED.
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Expecting full Windows 10 to arrive on mobiles soon? Not so fast
As we saw earlier this week, Microsoft has big plans to bring full Windows 10 (i.e. desktop) onto ARM-powered phones and tablets, announcing a partnership with Qualcomm to specifically bring the desktop OS to the firm’s Snapdragon CPUs – and now we have some idea of a timeframe on this transition.And… – latest science and technology news stories
The chemistry behind amazing meringue and perfect cappuccino
Whether it’s frothing milk for a cappuccino or beating egg whites into meringue for a pavlova or macaroons, you can thank chemistry for the reactions that make them possible. – latest science and technology news stories
Catching lightning in a fossil – and calculating how much energy a strike contains
For most of human history, people have been terrified by lightning. Frightening bolts from above, lightning was a tool of the gods to smite mortals for their hubris (or their unfortunate penchant for seeking shelter from storms under trees). The discovery and implementation of Benjamin Franklin’s lightning… – latest science and technology news stories
Who’s listening? The ethical and legal issues of developing a health app
From large companies to tiny startups, many people are working on creating apps to monitor and improve our health. The technical skill needed is widely recognised and developers are becoming more aware of the need to involve consumers and health professionals in the design. – latest science and technology news stories
Flexible device captures energy from human motion
The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer. – latest science and technology news stories
Trapdoor spiders disappearing from Australian landscape
Recent surveys by Australian scientists have identified an apparent significant decline in the numbers of trapdoor spiders across southern Australia
designboom | architecture & design magazine
TOP 10 3D printing stories of 2016
continuing our annual review of the year’s BIG stories, we round up the numerous 3D printing projects that caught our eye in 2016. The post TOP 10 3D printing stories of 2016 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. – latest science and technology news stories
Why researchers should get the same client confidentiality as doctors
Social scientists routinely promise confidentiality to those who participate in their research. They tell participants that they will not inform anyone else about their involvement with the research or they will not reveal what they have said. This is done to encourage and ensure frank participation….
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SA’s 2016 Gadget Guide: 10 Technologies Solid on Science [Slideshow]
Some hints on keeping holiday gifts real in a “post-truth” world — Read more on
Apple CarPlay gains 50 new car models, over 200 vehicles now supported
Support for Apple CarPlay is booming right now with Apple having unveiled via the CarPlay website that 50 new automobiles now have, or will have CarPlay support. That brings the total number of vehicles supporting CarPlay to over 200. The 50 new rides include a number of coming 2017 model vehicles. Among…
BBC News – World
Aleppo battle: UN says hundreds of men missing
Hundreds of Aleppo men are reported missing after leaving rebel areas, the UN says.
Ars Technica
Lenovo Yoga Book review: A keyless keyboard that will get you talking, not typing
Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Lenovo made a unique device with the new Yoga Book. I like to describe it as a device the size of a netbook with the design of a convertible and the attitude of a stylus-equipped tablet. Starting at $499, the Yoga Book comes in Android and…
Wrap Anything in Cloth Easily with Japanese “Furoshiki” Folding Techniques
Instead of struggling with wrapping paper this holiday season, get yourself some cloth. The Japanese Furoshiki technique can wrap anything easily and make it look good.Read more…
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Energy-generating sheet folds for more firepower
We’ve seen quite a few experimental systems that can generate energy from movement, each designed with the aim of powering our increasingly mobile lives in mind. A new device developed …
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Boeing begins final assembly of first 787-10 Dreamliner
Having finalized the model’s design a year ago, Boeing has now begun the final assembly of its first 787-10 Dreamliner. The 787-10 is a mid-size, widebody passenger aircraft designed for long-range flights and is the longest member of the 787 Dreamliner family, as well as the most efficient…
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Most Popular This Week
Most read reviews this week: The Best Christmas Lights, The Best Space Heaters, and The Best Slippers for Women and Men. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
UPS is piloting delivery by electric bike in Portland
Aerial drones have the potential to reshape how we send and receive payloads of all sorts. As it sits today, however, technology has outpaced regulators which means companies with large-scale commercial ambitions are left sitting idly while the government (well-known for its ability to act with haste) plays…
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Inner Vision for the Weekend of December 9, 2016
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision we investigate the science of sleeping bags (and the efficacy of doing jumping jacks before slipping inside one), ponder whether technology is diminishing us with every upgrade in convenience, and share a list of more than 300 books from 2016 worth reading.
Popular Science
17 Star Trek gifts we want right now
Gift Guides Resistance is futile. The best gifts for Star Trek fans. Read on.
Now Vodafone too is offering free voice calls in India
India’s telecom carriers may still make most of their revenue from voice calls, but now none of them want to charge you for it.   A day after Airtel, India’s largest telecom carrier, announced plans to make voice calling free for its customers, the second largest carrier in the country, Vodafone has… Full Feed
Bail-Bonds Industry Under Microscope in California: New at Reason
Politicians in Calfironia are targeting the bail-bonds system. Steven Greenhut writes: Legislators say their intent is to “reform” the system, but it appears the ultimate intent is to move to a risk-based system of the type embraced by the federal government and some local jurisdictions such as…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Minim Workspace is an affordable office that can be parked like a car
The Minim Workspace is a mobile office space that you can park anywhere where it’s legal to park a car for an extended time period. The trailer, which can be used as a studio and home office, is cousin to Minim House, an award-winning mobile micro home with three American Institute of Architects awards…
The Next Web
Apple has a serious security issue as another one of its stores gets robbed
Apple might want to reconsider its security practices as iPhone thieves seem to be getting bolder by the day. San Francisco Police Department has released footage of two recent Apple store robberies in the Bay Area, which took place on November 25 and November 29 (respectively) in the vicinity of Chestnut…
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Behold, an Impossibly Tiny Single-Cylinder Engine Made of Paper
Aliaksei Zholner doesn’t upload videos to his Youtube channel much these days. Six years ago, he uploaded five; seven months, just two. Last year, he made the viral video rounds with a functioning paper V8 engine.Now, lovers of niche, overly complex papercrafts and combustion engines have cause to rejoice—he’s…
Discover Magazine
Flashback Friday: The scientifically-proven method for getting your bartender’s attention.
We’ve all been there: waiting at the bar, dying for a drink, but unable to catch the bartender’s attention. It’s easy to assume that we are being served (or rather, ignored) by a crappy bartender. But maybe it’s us. Maybe we’re the ones not giving the right signals that say “Beer me! Now!”. This is actually… – latest science and technology news stories
Visual analytics software startup could help first responders save lives
Davista Technologies LLC, a startup that licensed a Purdue University innovation, has developed a visual data analytics solutions technology that could provide real-time information to help first responders save lives. – latest science and technology news stories
Thai Navy shows off technology to fight fishing abuses
Thailand’s navy on Friday showed off new technology to monitor fishing boats in a renewed effort to crack down on illegal fishing, forced labor and corruption in the seafood industry.
Villa MQ With Unique Sloping Architecture
This spacious villa is situated in Tremelo (BE), on a large terrain surrounded by pines. The house was designed for a couple with two children, who wanted something “special”. In other occasions OOA is very conceptual in the approach of a design, here we just let it flow. Taking in account the building…
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Passing Fire Bubbles
LinkThis video comes with no explanation, but it appears that it’s a group of students in a science class passing around a flaming ball of propane. It’s also possible that it’s just the Fire Manipulation 101 class at Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. More Awesome Stuff: Tesla Coil…
Samsung May Permanently Disable Galaxy Note 7 Phones In The US As Soon As Next Week
Those who are still clinging on to their Galaxy Note 7, even after Samsung recalled the devices due to faulty batteries in mid-September, may want to seriously reconsider returning them to the Korean company. The Verge has obtained an image of an alert that went out to at least one Note 7 owner on U.S….
10 Innovative Materials That Could Revolutionize the Construction Industry
Cement that can generate light? Concrete for building on Mars? Translucent wood? Biodegradable furniture? Pollution absorbing bricks? At first, it sounds crazy but these are only some of the research projects taking place around the world in order to take the construction industry to the next level. …
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Fresh look at old data shows the sun is surprisingly sluggish
The standard scale for stars’ magnetic activity is all tied to a single telescope – and we couldn’t observe the sun with it. Now we have a workaround
Three tips for dealing with an unruly desktop
We’ve talked before about how to keep the desktop clean. But for desktop addicts it’s not so simple, is it? The desktop is a convenient place to quickly store files that you download or want to have readily available. At least at first. Over time, the files build up and before you know it the desktop…
How to connect the Apple Cinema Display to the new MacBook Pro
Roger Harrop wrote in with a question that is on many, many of your minds, based on the email and Twitter queue: I have just taken delivery of an impressive shiny new MacBook Pro, but I don’t seem able to get my Apple Cinema Display (A1267) to work with it. I bought the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt…
Soundproof Interior & Exterior Windows
An acoustical window that is engineered to be budget friendly and high performance, the Studio 8 Soundproof Window has an STC rating of up to 59. The windows are easy to install, have quick turnaround times and are available in any size. They fit any wall thickness by insetting or offsetting…
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Calgary zoo investigating penguin drowning deaths
The Calgary zoo is investigating how seven penguins suffered a mystery and “devastating” drowning.
There’s no evidence behind those ‘Star Wars’ boycott tweets
The so-called alt-right have found another target for their Twitter trolling.  This time it’s the turn of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a prequel to the insanely popular franchise which is set for release on Dec. 16.  SEE ALSO: ‘Rogue One’ director justifies reshoots: ‘Star Wars has to be fantastic’…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
$10 million project to test universal basic income in the US
Could a universal basic income (UBI) be the answer to income inequality in an increasingly automated world? One US group is investing $10 million to find out. The Economic Security Project is a coalition of investors, activists, and technology companies committed to spending the next two years exploring…
Man of Many
2016 Christmas Gift Guide – The Homemaker
Our 2016 Christmas Gift Guide for “The Homemaker” is for those of us who take pride in the place we reside. Whether looking to impress guests, improve your lifestyle or learn how to transform your house into a home, we’ve picked some of the coolest wares to maker the modern abode the best pad it can…
Resume Beacon Is a Simple, Free, Non-Flashy Online Resume Builder
Web: A well-formatted resume isn’t too difficult to make if you have the right tools for it, but finding the tools and time is the hard part. Resume Beacon keeps it as simple as possible, and gives you a good-looking resume at the end of the exercise.While we love EnhanCV’s guided approach, the resumes…
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SAP turns to new partners to help build successful IoT ecosystem
The Internet of Things will open doors for SAP with new and existing customers, but not without the help of some nontraditional partners.
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iOS 10: Tips and hidden secrets
Most of these tips should work on all iPhones or iPads that support iOS 10, but note that some are only available on newer devices.
Please enjoy this young poultry connoisseur’s chicken shop reviews
LONDON — You’re in London. You need chicken. You need good chicken. But how do you know which of the city’s numerous chicken shops will deliver the most flavorful fowl?  Fortunately, the Chicken Connoisseur is here to solve this vexing poultry predicament. SEE ALSO: KFC’s candle might tempt…
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Samsung is restricting Galaxy Note 7 batteries to 30% in Europe
Some people are still hanging onto their Galaxy Note 7 phones and Samsung wants them to stop using it so it will restrict battery levels to just 30% very soon.Samsung has previously restricted battery to 60% across the UK, US and Australia, but this is the first time the company has said it will drop…
MIT ChainFORM robot is made up of a bunch of small modules
As robotics matures many of the components that go into making a functional bot are shrinking in size and that allows the robots themselves to get smaller as well. The catch is that depending on what the robot needs to do, you may not want the bot to be particularly small. MIT is working on a mobile…
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In Case You Missed It: China Loses Control of Its Tiangong 1 Space Station, An International Ban on Pangolin Trade–and More!
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Hippo Climbs Down a Steep Cliff…With Difficulty
A 15-foot male hippo carefully negotiates his enormous body down a sheer cliff. It’s the shortest and most direct route to the water
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Terrarium Snow Globe
To learn how to make an incredible DIY edible snow globe that will impress all of your friends at your next holiday party, read on…. YOU WILL NEED: – 2 cups of coconut juice with coconut bits (can be substituted with another juice or beverage of your
Basically Everything You Wear for The Winter is On Sale at Urban Outfitters
25% off Cold Weather SaleSweaters, hats, gloves, boots, and more are all 25% off at Urban Outfitters. You’ll be able to keep yourself warm with all the things being marked down, besides a coat, because those aren’t part of this sale. But if you don’t have a winter coat by now and you need one, maybe…
Take In The Holiday Delight With Google’s Window Wonderland VR Project
If one of your holiday traditions is to walk around your neighborhood and soak in all of the holiday lights and various decorations, you might want to pay attention. Google is going to […] The post Take In The Holiday Delight With Google’s Window Wonderland VR Project appeared first on
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Leonardo DiCaprio Is Latest Cameo in the Trumps’ Climate Change Theater
The Trumps have been getting schooled on climate change by celebrities all week. Both Ivanka, future first daughter, and President-Elect Trump met with Al Gore earlier this week to get the low-down on global warming. Then actor and documentarian Leonardo DiCaprio met with the president-elect, a noted… Full Feed
Did Democrats Learn Anything From Their Attack on the Filibuster?: New at Reason
Democrats have suddenly realized the filibuster plays an important role in governance. David Harsanyi writes: I won’t lie. After reading the CNN piece titled “Senate Dems, powerless to stop Trump nominees, regret ‘nuclear option’ power play,” I experienced some deeply satisfying schadenfreude….
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Vue Smart Sunglasses
Price: $179+  | PledgeA Bluetooth headset and fitness tracker integrated into an unassuming pair of sunglasses. Vue lets you listen and control music from your mobile device, take calls and more. It’s water-resistant, has bone-conduction speakers and comes with a charging case. …
Facebook is testing a new feature that turns comment threads into Messenger-style chat windows
Some Facebook comment threads can become so massive that they take on a life of their own. With potentially thousands of commentators and multiple conversations taking place, keeping track of everything can get difficult. It’s part of the reason why the social media site is testing a new desktop feature…
Treat Your Overnight Guests To an Air Mattress They Won’t Hate
WonderSleep Classic Series Air Mattress, $89There are air mattresses your overnight guests use out of necessity, and there are air mattresses that might be more comfortable than their bed at home. This is the latter.Read more…
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NuVision Tablet – A Bargain Christmas Stocking Stuffer
This 8-inch NuVision tablet is a perfect companion for the on-the-go worker. It is powerful, lightweight, and has excellent resolution.
Ars Technica
Super Mario Run is online-only to combat piracy, says Nintendo’s Miyamoto
Enlarge Nintendo’s Super Mario Run, the first official Mario game to arrive on smartphones, requires an Internet connection to play. That means no playing it on the Tube, on planes, or anywhere else where you might not have a phone signal or solid Wi-Fi access. The company’s gaming chief Shigeru…
Why You Should Stop Using Your Phone to Wake Up and Buy a Real Alarm Clock
As handy as it is to use your phone as your alarm clock, you may want to buy a real alarm clock and keep your phone away from your bed, especially if you can’t resist using it before bed You’ll be much better rested in the morning.We’ve mentioned several times that screen time before bed is a bad idea,…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
Swiss Bliss: 25 Top Luxury Hotels and Spas in Switzerland
Breathtaking, spellbinding, romantic and idyllic – Switzerland is on the dream holiday list of anyone and everyone you talk to. It has a fabled aura that makes it arguably the most popular honeymoon destination on the planet. With the imposing Alps, serene lakes, some of the world’s best ski slopes painting…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Report accuses Russia of ‘institutionalised’ doping at Olympics
A new report into Russian doping details a wide-ranging “institutional conspiracy” that involved over 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale sample swapping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Premium Wireless Audio Gift Guide: a sound choice for the music lovers in your life
Some gifts are used for a while and then discarded. But if you want to buy a gift that someone will take pleasure from for years to come, there’s no better choice for a music lover than some high quality audio kit. Price-wise, these are special gifts for the special people in your life, but I’ve kept…
Scientific American Content: Global
What’s Pushing Down U.S. Life Expectancy?
Drug overdoses and flu may have been key drivers behind the latest death toll numbers — Read more on
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A morning routine to clear your head
Called ‘Morning Pages,’ the practice of handwriting three pages every morning has been embraced by many successful individuals. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers calculate minimum amount of land perseveration needed to prevent extinction of giant panda
(—A team of researchers with members from several institutions in China has calculated what they believe is the minimum amount of land preservation needed to sustain wild giant panda populations. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers outline how they came…
The Most Useful Firefox Extensions Ever Made
Firefox was fighting the good fight against Internet Explorer long before Chrome showed up, and since its launch in 2002, Mozilla’s famed browser has been attracting third-party developers in their droves. The add-ons and plug-ins are what make Firefox the powerhouse browser it is, and these are some…
These glasses can correct colorblindness
‘Enchroma’ glasses have special color correcting lenses that allow people with red-green colorblindness to see true color for the very first time. While the glasses don’t correct all forms of colorblindness, dozens of people have shared emotional videos of trying them on for the first time. Read more…More…
Google is testing user ratings for movies and TV within search results
 Google is disrupting yet another industry by including light-weight services directly within search results. This time, Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb, with Google testing out movie ratings from within search itself. Google confirmed to Search Engine Land that the feature is currently just an experiment,…
Scientific American Content: Global
The Evolution of a Scientific American Graphic: Cosmic Hunt
Designers from Accurat Studio provide a peek behind the scenes, and explain how they developed a data visualization rooted in researcher Julien d’Huy’s analysis of myths across space and… — Read more on
The Gadget Flow
Ultralite Inflatable Life Jacket and Swim Tube by Restube
Across water sports, boating, and in water-based professions, water-safety equipment is often bulky, restrictive, expensive, and in many cases is not even worn by those in and on the water. At Restube they have developed a solution that provides wearers with freedom of movement, compact design, and at…
The Gadget Flow
Beoplay H9 Wireless Headphones by B&O PLAY
Enjoy your music distraction-free with the Beoplay H9 Wireless Headphones by B&O PLAY. Available in your choice of Black or Agrilla Gray, these modern headphones feature the Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound as well as advanced active noise cancellation. Paired together, you can experience your…
The Gadget Flow
LEVO Oil Infuser
Add some flavor to your life with the LEVO Oil Infuser. Sitting right on your counter top, this system automates the laborious process of infusing your favorite oils and flavors. Rather than spending hours getting it right and making a mess, simply place your favorite oil or butter inside the device,…
The Gadget Flow
M-Cuisine Rice Cooker
Enjoy the fluffiest rice every time with the M-Cuisine Rice Cooker by Joseph Joseph. This system is equipped with a two-liter cooking pot and a lid to perfectly cook your rice. Begin by using the included colander to measure, rinse, and drain the rice. Then, the colander is placed inside the cooking…
The Gadget Flow
The T iPad and Tablet Holder
Neck strain won’t stop you from browsing on your iPad anymore as long as you have the T iPad and Tablet Holder. You can use this holder to adjust your iPad viewing angles to any position you prefer. Another advantage of using this holder is the fact that it can be used both in the horizontal as well…
The Gadget Flow
Wottle – Water Bottle, Hand Warmer + Power Bank
Make the most of your winter by keeping your drinks as well as your hands warm with Wottle. It’s the coolest water bottle that can work as a hand warmer and a power bank too. Yes, you heard that right! Coming in two designs (Wottle and Wottle Lite), this water bottle can keep your drinks warm for a longer…
The Gadget Flow
Skeleton Candles
Now add more to your candlelit dinners with these intuitively designed Skeleton Candles. Coming in different shapes and colors, these candles expose a metallic skeleton of the animal it showcases in the form of a candle. To use it safely, you will have to remove all Packaging and place the candle on…
Dual UHD 4K USB Docking Station adds two 4K screens to your laptop
Targus and DisplayLink have teamed up for a new USB 3.0 docking station for laptop and desktop users that will support dual 4k monitors. The docking station is the Targus Universal USB 3.0 DV4K Docking Station (DOCK160USZ) and it will support up to 4096×2160 resolution via DisplayPort or HDMI. “Being… – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
Beach Club Restaurant Design Inspired by Origami
Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, the Boos Beach Club Restaurant in Bridel, Luxembourg grabs attention instantly. Through the use of wood and glass, Metaform Architects integrated the new structure into its natural environment.The dynamic design enables orienting the bar and eating areas towards…
Pharrell wishes David Blaine had worked his magic on the election
David Blaine can barf frogs on a moment’s notice, but can he alter the course of U.S. history? Pharrell Williams certainly thinks so. On Thursday’s The Tonight Show, Williams and host Jimmy Fallon talked about the magician’s recent appearance on the couch.  Williams, a friend of Blaine’s, joked:…
Nintendo Legend Miyamoto: Mario Needs To Evolve To Survive
Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo’s legendary game designer, and his fellow developers were tinkering with a “one-button control scheme” for Mario, where all a player can do is make Mario jump. This dead simple idea became the crux of the company’s new Super Mario Run, one of the most anticipated mobile-app…
Snapchat isn’t disappearing. Get used to it – CNET
This isn’t just another social network — it’s the new MTV.
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Chrome will provide clearer warnings for insecure retail sites
Chrome’s developers have futzed with the way that it displays insecure sites over the past few years, and for now, non-HTTPS sites display a “neutral” info symbol. Google warned that would change soon for certain types of sites, however, and we can now see how with the Chrome 56 beta. Any non-encrypted…
Amazon won’t shake up your neighborhood store anytime soon – CNET
This year has been full of rumors that Amazon wants to open lots of new stores. The reality is likely different.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Check out the world’s first lights powered by micro-sphere solar cells
Sphelar Power, makers of the world’s first “micro-sphere” solar cell, have declared “flatness is over” when it comes to solar power generation. The Japan-based company is in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign to back two products:…
Fast Company
A Hacker’s Tips For Protecting Your Digital Privacy
Cyber attacks—and president-elect Trump’s criticism of encryption and interest in expanding government surveillance—warrant more vigilance. Cyber attacks—and president-elect Trump’s criticism of encryption and interest in expanding government surveillance—warrant more vigilance.Protecting…
Give the Gift of Backed Up Files With This 3TB Hard Drive
Toshiba Canvio Connect 3TB, $95For friends and family members that aren’t regularly backing up their files, there’s no better gift than an external hard drive, especially when 3TB will only set you back $95, no extra power cord required.Read more…
John Glenn, American Hero, Passes Away at 95
John Glenn, one of the world’s most experienced space travelers and an avid politician, has passed away at 95. As the first American to orbit Earth and the fifth person in space, he […] The post John Glenn, American Hero, Passes Away at 95 appeared first on
Clean Text 1.0 review: Now even mobile devices can scrub untidy copy
The job of an editor is often unglamorous. In addition to guiding the creative process and making sure writers stick to each publication’s style, there’s the thankless task of cleaning up copy once the deadline has been met. There are several good Mac utilities to make this less of a chore, but only… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Save Up To 80% Energy Costs With The Micron Pulvis Sub-Micron Mill
Capable of producing finer particle sizes than a jet mill and with energy consumption typically eighty percent less than other mills, the Pulvis offers an efficient alternative to impact type mills,…
Here’s Stephen Colbert Explaining the Insanity of Pizzagate
Stephen Colbert has a message for the “subreddit sub-geniuses” propagating the ridiculous Pizzagate conspiracy theory: “Grow the fuck up.”Read more…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
How the ancient Maya brought sharks to the jungle
Antiquity The peoples of Classic Maya civilization were obsessed with sharks. Images of shark-like monsters appear in Maya cities throughout the regions known today as Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala—even…
The Gadget Flow
GRENGINE 1000 Eco-Friendly Portable Generator
Give yourself unlimited power anywhere you go with the GRENGINE 1000 Eco-Friendly Portable Generator. Designed and engineered for those with a sense of adventure, this system is totally silent and emission-free. The GRENGINE 1000 Portable Generator features a stackable and interchangeable battery system…
The Gadget Flow
Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, 2nd Edition by littleBits
Give your kids the opportunity to extend their STEM/STEAM learning classes at home with the Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, 2nd Edition by littleBits. Having over 16 inventions (+ thousands in the app), 13 bits, 56 accessories and 60-page invention guidebook, this kit is about to make your kids more passionate…
The Gadget Flow
Slim Leather Tablet Sleeve by Bellroy
Keep your tablet looking brand spanking new with the Slim Leather Tablet Sleeve by Bellroy. Available in black or caramel colored leather and two sizes, this sleeve has been carefully crafted to ensure your device remains protected when it’s not in use. The ultra slim design is finished with a sleek…
Scientific American Content: Global
Graphene-Spiked Silly Putty Picks up Human Pulse
“G-putty” is so sensitive that it can track even the steps of a small spider — Read more on
Evan Rachel Wood reveals that Siri is a bit of a Westworld fan
Westworld actor Evan Rachel Wood has shared some tweets which suggest that Siri is a something of a fan of the HBO SF/western show. Wood plays Dolores Abernathy, a Western girl who discovers her entire life is an elaborately constructed lie … more…Filed under: Apple
Architecture Lab
Inside Regent Park: Toronto’s test case for public-private gentrification
Once notorious for bedbugs and crime, the Regent Park social housing development has been transformed with a $1bn revitalisation … The post Inside Regent Park: Toronto’s test case for public-private gentrification appeared first on Architecture Lab.
New Details About Supreme Leader Snoke’s Appearance in Episode VIII
Paramount may have dropped another big hint about The God Particle being related to the Cloverfield universe. There’s joyful new set pictures from The Defenders. Plus previews for the returns of The Flash and Arrow, and new scenes from the midseason finales of The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries….
Curbed National
Placemaking’s power to build healthier, happier communities outlined in new report
The Case for Healthy Places connects community building with wellbeing Good health starts at home. But researchers are discovering that it also starts with well-designed neighborhoods, smart urban design, and healthy streets. A new report by the Project for Public Spaces, The Case for Healthy Places:… – latest science and technology news stories
Japan launching ‘space junk’ collector (Update)
Japan launched a cargo ship Friday bound for the International Space Station, carrying a ‘space junk’ collector that was made with the help of a fishnet company. – latest science and technology news stories
New imaging technique may allow scientists to better understand how proteins work
(—A team of researchers with UT Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Chicago has developed a new imaging technique that may give scientists a relatively simple means to unravel which parts of proteins give them their function. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the… – latest science and technology news stories
French doctors urge action over pollution levels
French doctors on Friday seized on a winter pollution alert in Paris to draw attention to year-round smog levels which they said killed tens of thousands of people a year. – latest science and technology news stories
Apple invests in China wind farms
Apple has struck a partnership with the world’s largest wind turbine maker, the American company said, marking the tech giant’s largest clean energy project to date.
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Danish Court Rules Apple Must Replace Man’s iPhone With New Rather Than Refurbished Model
A court in Denmark today ruled Apple must replace a Danish man’s iPhone with a new model rather than a refurbished model in accordance with local law. (Image: The Sydney Morning Herald) A trio of judges found Apple was not entitled to replace David Lysgaard’s iPhone 4 with a refurbished model since…
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Your Public Facebook Posts Might Still Be ‘Private’ In UK Cops’ Eyes
Cops are all over social media, using monitoring tools to keep tabs on sporting events, protests, and more. These tools often aren’t just about gathering public posts or tweets; sometimes, they’re used to scrape metadata in aggregate and map out somebody’s movements over time too.But according to the…
Significant Digits For Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.10 percentPortland has passed a tax that targets companies where the CEO makes 100 times as much money or more than the average employee. City businesses pay a tax of 2.2 percent of net income, but companies where…
How Much Gold Would Push You Into A War?
Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two types: Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-sized and Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct answer…
Oh My God, NASA Launched a GIPHY Page and It’s Glorious
Pluto, coming into focusYou love space gifs. Your weird engineering buddy loves space gifs. So it was only a matter of time before NASA, the fun-loving government agency with a mission to make sure everybody on this pale blue dot is feeling stoked about the cosmic beyond, officially joined the internet’s…
Cool Material
Jet Engine Ceiling Fan
If you want to really make a statement when it comes to the airflow in your house, you’re not going to do any better than this jet engine ceiling fan. Yes, you read that correctly. Phighter Images / Aviation Flying Furniture builds all kinds of cool home goods using actual airplane parts. This 39″ diameter…
Mobile Magazine
Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Will be Turning More to SUV’s as a New Market Instead of Luxury Cars
Ever since the SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) was introduced in the market, it has gained much profit for top car manufacturers and has become reliable cash cows alongside the venerable and proven luxury car. But the auto business is fast changing and sales of luxury cars have been going down for the past…
Mobile Magazine
Facebook’s Weapon Against Trolls and Extremists: College Students
Online harassment, trolling, and religious and violent extremism is growing at an alarming rate on social media. People online are getting ridiculed, sexually harassed, threatened, exploited, or recruited for violent extremist crimes. Technology companies are coming up with different responses and policies…
Mobile Magazine
Famed Astronaut John Glenn Honored as an Inspiration After Passing Away
Famed astronaut John Glenn passed away at the age of 95 in Columbus, Ohio. He was the first American astronaut to orbit the earth. He has been admitted at the James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University for more than a week before his death. He will be buried at the Arlington National Cemetery…
Mobile Magazine
Samsung Triumphs Over Apple in Supreme Court Appeal
On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lower court’s judgment in a unanimous decision that involved a supposedly $399 million lower court judgment against Samsung for violating Apple’s iPhone patents. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision overturns Apple’s victory against Samsung in a Washington,…
Newswise: SciNews
UF/IFAS Extension Program Has Five Tips for Fresh, Healthy Holiday Eating
Want to eat healthy and save money this holiday season? Including fresh, seasonal produce in your family meals and party platters may be a good place to start.
Datable Lid Storage Contaner
Help keep your food from spoiling by placing it inside this datable lid storage container. Available in 3 sizes ranging from 23 to 81 ounces, they come with easy to read date dials that you can conveniently set by rotating clockwise and counterclockwise. Check it out $9.00
Tree Hugger Gear & Supply Cache
Keep curious critters from getting into your belongings with help from the tree hugger gear and supply cache. It can be easily attached to almost any tree trunk and features a series of pockets and straps designed for holding everything from pots to camping tools. Check it out $52.00
Lion Cat Hat
Transform your harmless little feline into a fierce and intimidating king of the jungle with this lion cat hat. As long as you insist on dressing up your cat with things he’ll despise, at least make it worth his suffering by choosing this ferocious hat. Check it out $12.95
The Hammock Bathtub
The hammock bathtub’s one of a kind design and aesthetics combine to deliver a dose of relaxation unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. This carbon fiber tub is suspended from the surrounding walls by two steel frames – just like a real hammock. Check it out
Projection Keyboard & Piano
The projection keyboard and piano instantly transforms any flat surface into your personal keyboard. It comes with 4 different language setups including English, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese and can also be used as a fully functional piano. Check it out $79.99
Humanity Prepares for the End in the First Trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes
And, given the title of the movie, it’s probably safe to assume that things are not going to end peacefully.Read more…
Ystudio Fountain Pen
Taiwanese Ystudio tends to explore vanishing cultures, so it’s inevitable that they’d eventually make a Fountain Pen. The pens come in two versions: one for your desk and another that’s portable, the former which includes a conical stand and the latter that caps and comes with a wooden box (with a pass-through…
BBC News – World
Donald Trump to stay as Apprentice executive producer
Donald Trump is to remain as an executive producer on TV show Celebrity Apprentice after becoming US president.
Ars Technica
Audi’s new traffic light countdown seems basic, but it’s a big step for autonomy
Audi LAS VEGAS—“You go and you build it in California, but where are you gonna test it? You’re gonna test it in Nevada.” Angela Castro, the senior director of government affairs media and marketing in…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
One of John Glenn’s last acts was to praise reusable rockets
Jeff Bezos stands next to the copper lining for a BE-4 engine nozzle in his Blue Origin rocket factory. (credit: Eric Berger) On Thursday night, just hours after John Glenn died, the Smithsonian Institution’s held its 2016 American Ingenuity Awards banquet. This year the magazine honored Blue Origin…
Refreezing Thawed Meat Wreaks Havoc on the Texture
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken meat out of the freezer in the morning, only to have a sudden change in dinner plans that evening. It may be tempting to pop the cut back in the freezer, but doing so will adversely affect the taste and texture of your meal.Read more…
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Hello Moto: Timely Android 7 Nougat update propels Z Force Droid over the Google Pixel XL
One compelling reason to buy a Moto X was the confidence in knowing that Android upgrades would be timely while the user experience was nearly stock. Lenovo killed that strategy, but it looks like things are improving with the Moto Z.
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Cortana apps for iOS and Android get a new look, finally arrive in UK
Microsoft’s digital assistant is now available for Android users in the UK, iPhone owners will have to hold on a little longer.

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