Indistinguishable from Magic 12/10

Dad builds giant ‘Star Wars’ AT-ACT playhouse in backyard
For a young Star Wars fan, an enormous AT-ACT walker that you can actually play in is a dream come true. Inventor and YouTube personality Colin Furze partnered with eBay to bring the fictional cargo carrier to his own backyard. In the span of just a few weeks, Furze and a team of builders erected…
The Purge of Government Employees Who Believe in Climate Change Has Begun
Donald Trump’s transition team has asked the Energy Department for a list of names of all agency employees and contractors who worked on the Obama administration’s climate change policy. A 74-point questionnaire, first reported on by Bloomberg and obtained by Politico, is being circulated by the DOE.Read…
IDG Contributor Network: Forget Nevada and California — this state is more serious about autonomous cars
Think you’ll be letting a full autonomous car drive you to work in Nevada or California anytime soon? While it is already legal to let the car drive on the highway without direct control of the steering wheel and the brake and gas pedals, you still have to be in the driver’s seat.Now, Michigan has taken…
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The Picnic Project regenerates an industrial mining site into a bucolic mixed-use space
This pastoral vision of the northwest lignite mining area of Ptolemaida in Greece transforms the former industrial site into a sustainable, mixed-use development that combines agriculture, recreation and tourism. Architects Leonidas Papalampropoulos and Georgia Syriopoulou designed and presented the…
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Cities should be very wary of Trump’s ‘Plan for Urban Renewal’
Among scholars and many city dwellers, urban renewal is remembered for its vast destruction of minority communities, when entire neighborhoods were razed for housing, highways and civic projects. […] Is Mr. Trump knowingly or accidentally embracing historical conflict? The answer depends, in part,… Full Feed
White Slavery: The Movie
In my post about PizzaGate earlier today, I mentioned the “white slavery” scare of the Progressive Era, when wild stories circulated of vast conspiracies coercing young women into prostitution. Forced prostitution did exist, of course, but these tales greatly exaggerated both how common and how organized… Full Feed
Despite Trump, Is the Clean Energy Future Inevitable?
No matter who’s running the government, America’s “transition to a clean energy economy is irrevocably underway,” the Natural Resources Defense Council asserted in its Accelerating into a Clean Energy Future report this week. Report co-author Ralph Cavanagh added, “The nationwide momentum for pollution-free… Full Feed
Trump Cannot Stop ‘Irrevocable’ Transition to Clean Energy, Say Activists: New at Reason
America’s “transition to a clean energy economy is irrevocably underway, and independent of any changes in federal administration or congressional leaderships,” asserted the Natural Resources Defense Council activist group in its Accelerating into a Clean Energy Future report this week. Report co-author…
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Joe Biden: World needs Canada ‘very badly’
The US vice-president tells an Ottawa audience the world needs “genuine leaders” like Canada PM Justin Trudeau.
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Turkey drops case against Israeli officers in Gaza flotilla killings
Turkey drops case against Israeli officers charged over deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship.
This Aerial Footage of China Basically Teleports You There
There are so many great aerial shots of China in this video by Stef Hoffer that I think my mind just teleported there. It’s not just the pretty stuff either; The video is especially great because it shows many different sides of China, from the natural beauty of the country to the smoggy life in the…
Big Think
Optimistic Attitude Can Help You Live Longer, Says New Harvard Study
A Harvard University study of women finds a link between optimism and risks of dying from a number of diseases.Read More
Unwrap Your Favorite Bluetooth Speaker, Now In a Holiday-Friendly Gift Bundle
Anker SoundCore Gift Set (Black), $44 with code ANKGIFTB | Red, $44 with code ANKGIFTRAnker’s SoundCore blew away the competition to take the title of your favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker, and now Anker’s selling them in a gift box for the holidays. Read more…
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Researchers watch biomolecules at work
Scientists have succeeded in observing an important cell protein at work. To do this, they used a method that allows to measure structural changes within complex molecules. The further developed procedure makes it possible to elucidate such processes in the cell, i.e. in the natural environment. The…
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Beans and peas increase fullness more than meat
Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a recent study. Results suggest that sustainable eating may also help with weight loss.
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Rock layers preserve record of ancient sea tides near Blythe, California
Five million years ago, the Colorado River met the Gulf of California near the present-day desert town of Blythe, California. The evidence, say geologists, is in the sedimentary rocks exposed at the edges of the valley where the river flows today.
Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (REFURB) $29.99
Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (REFURB) $29.99
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Clarifying the behaviors of negative hydrogen ions
Scientists has succeeded in revealing the flow of negative hydrogen ions using a combination of infrared lasers and electrostatic probes in the ion-source plasma, which generates a negative-hydrogen-ion beam. This is the first time in the field of fusion research that the detailed ion flow, which changes…
These festive holiday cards are perfect for the typography enthusiast
These holiday cards are perfect for the font lover in your life. And yes, we know you have a font lover in your life. Milan-based illustrator and graphic designer Luca Milani makes the festive designs for his cards, which are part of his ongoing Font Love project, out of standard typography characters….
Groomarang Beard Styling & Shaping Template
The Groomarang always returns…to the basics of good shaving and haircare practices. Tangle-free beards and mustaches. Crisp shaves. Clean neck lines. The curved comb serves as a shaving / clipping template for precise, symmetrical neck, cheek, and jaw lines, plus helps shape perfectly coifed goatees….
How our AI called a scenario for Trump being elected and the ‘why’ behind it
 As the world was collectively watching results of the 2016 election ,  we got a barrage of emails from people congratulating our AI for predicting a Trump win. To be very clear, our AI did not call a Trump win, per se, but rather conditions that would support a Trump or a Hillary win. Read More …
Design Milk
Angles: A Pendant Lamp Made Up of 64 Rectangles
Alex Groot Jebbink’s Angles pendant light uses MDF that’s laser cut into 64 rectangles, varying in size from small to large, to form its bulky structure. Created for Odesi, the design allows it to be hung in two different ways, as an X-shape or as a cross, giving it a completely different…
Quercus Announces the €150 Million First Close of its New Renewable Energy Infrastructure Funds
PRESS RELEASE: LONDON & ROME & LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 9, 2016– Quercus Assets Selection, which specialises in renewable infrastructure investments announces that it has reached its first close of €150 million, led by its Co-Founder and CEO, Diego Biasi. …
Cool Material
Aviatore Veloce Turbojet 100 Coffee Maker
Superveloce manufacturers limited edition pieces of art inspired by aviation and automotive designs that just so happen to whip up one hell of a cup of joe. The 62lb Aviatore Veloce Turbojet 100 Coffee Maker fits that bill perfectly with a collection of aviation grade aluminum alloy, stainless steel…
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Wind turbines may have beneficial effects for crops, research suggests
Turbulence created by wind turbines may help corn and soybeans by influencing variables such as temperature and carbon dioxide concentration, according to research. The project drew on data generated by research towers set up on a 200-turbine wind farm in Iowa.
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Exclusive: Mexico clinic plans 20 ‘three-parent’ babies in 2017
The first baby made using the technique to prevent inherited disease was born this year, and New Scientist has learned that tests suggest he is healthy
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Damaged seaweed can recover
Seaweed, which is vital for marine life, is disappearing throughout the world at an alarming rate. Different currents and wave patterns can bring about recovery, but more research is needed, suggests a new study.
Digital Trends
One of the world’s biggest steelmakers may have lost industry secrets to hackers
European steel conglomerate ThyssenKrupp has confirmed that it was the victim of a significant cyber attack earlier this year. It’s thought that the hack was carried out in connection with industrial espionage, as the attackers were reportedly looking to steal trade secrets from the company. “According…
Save 30% on Nearly Every Game Origin Sells
30% off sitewide at Origin with code GIFTOFPLAYHow’s this for a gaming sale? For a limited time, Origin is taking 30% off practically everything in the store with promo code GIFTOFPLAY.Read more…
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Bio imaging, driven by the evolution in science | Saskia Lippens | TEDxUHasseltSalon
Saskia has experienced first-hand how life sciences and technology have become strongly intertwined. Many years of scientific breakthroughs have played a role in drastically changing her field of scientific expertise. This has allowed researchers to maximise the use of state-of-the-art equipment in order…
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Antarctic plants in a time of change | Sharon Robinson | TEDxUWollongongWomen
Antarctica is completely devoid of trees and shrubs, with vegetation mostly consisting of incredibly slow growing mosses and lichens. Among their shoots live hardy insects which have evolved to freeze and thaw in sync with the harsh winters and the short summers. Professor Sharon Robinson has studied…
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The opportunity in global health | Anita M. McGahan | TEDxVaughan
The world needs a new strategy for improving human health. There’s a lot to learn from indigenous and other resource-limited communities that have been under-served in the old system. By focusing on health rather than healthcare, we can design systems to prevent injuries, stop the spread of communicable…
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Exploring the Household Handicap | Shaun Stripling | TEDxWinstonSalemWomen
This talk explores the gender gap in household management workload, corporate biases (overt or latent) regarding hiring and promoting moms vs. dads, and media portayal. Shaun challenges the collective conscience to address the power of imagery that can serve to either support equality or continue the…
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What I learned from a year in a wheelchair | Ariel Fishman | TEDxYeshivaUniversity
Ariel Fishman discusses what disability teaches us about adaptation, innovation, and – most importantly – our sense of identity. Following a serious car accident in 2012, Ariel has served as a volunteer speaker for the New York Blood Center and Challenged Athletes Foundation and been credited with raising…
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Make your space fortune in ‘Astroneer’ on December 16th
If you felt a little let down by No Man’s Sky, perhaps Astroneer can restore your faith in procedurally generated universes. System Era’s space exploration game is finally nearing completion, and will be released on Steam Early Access, as well as Xbox One and Windows 10 Game Preview, on December 16th….
15 Best Tech Gifts Under $50
The latest in tech gear without the budget-breaking price tag.
IO is a Free, Lightweight Writing Tool and Publishing Platform
If you feel like shooting off a quick blog post, personal essay, or anonymous rant and don’t want to set up a whole new blog on something like WordPress, IO offers a simple an elegant solution to publish your writing online, no account required.The draw for many will simply be that you don’t need to…
Invisible House
Perched on a ridge in Australia’s Blue Mountains, the Invisible House uses generous amounts of glazing to take advantage of its elevated setting. The concrete, glass, and steel exterior is…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
This truck expands into a home in seconds
The transformation even includes a kitchen and bathroom…not bad. The brainchild of world traveling designer Brice Bader, it is meant for those looking to get off the beaten path.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Truck Expands, Real Time, Real Time Video, and Us World – latest science and technology news stories
Research offers clues about the timing of Jupiter’s formation
A peculiar class of meteorites has offered scientists new clues about when the planet Jupiter took shape and wandered through the solar system.
Mises Institute
Keep the Federal Courts Out of the Electoral College
Tags A A U.S. HistoryHome | Feed | Blog.rssKeep the Federal Courts Out of the Electoral College Political Theory 0 Views 4 hours agoThe United States was originally constructed in such a way that the states themselves would dominate the electoral process. Historically, states have…
Scientists unearth fossilized tumor that’s 255-million-years-old
Scientists find neat things hiding in fossils all the time, but today they’re sharing the discovery of a fossilized tumor that has them particularly excited. Why the fuss over a fossilized tumor? For starters, this tumor clocks in at an astounding 255-million-years-old. The tumor was discovered in the…
Popular Science
The next generation of brain implant is a teeny tiny coil
Health The micro coils make mind-controlled prosthetics easier to use Brain implants have been an exploding area of research in recent years. With the right understanding, they have the potential to help people with a broad range of…
Horrifying Worm Larva Is Basically a Disembodied Head
When in the larval stage, Schizocardium californicum is nothing more than a floating head. (Image: Paul Gonzalez and Chris Patton, Hopkins Marine Station)Good news, everyone: Biologists have discovered a species of marine worm that, when still in its larval stage, is nothing more than an algae-gobbling,…
Throw Some Shade With This $37 Sport-Brella
Sport-Brella Plus, $37Bar none, Sport-Brella is the ultimate beach umbrella, and Amazon’s discounting the red “Plus” model for just $37 today, the best price we’ve seen.Read more…
Alphabet Donated Its Employees’ Holiday Gifts To Charity
The employee perks at Google are legendary, and they’ve always included an over-the-top holiday gift for every employee. In the past, the company has surprised its 70,000 employees with Nexus phones, Android smartwatches, and Chromebooks. Fortune adds:This year employees speculated they might get Google’s…
The Best Stuff
Our picks for 2016’s best products, apps, and gadgets across all of the major categories. The post The Best Stuff appeared first on WIRED.
The Manual
For the Love of Gluten: Try Fourneau’s Sturdy Bread Oven
For when it’s time to break bread. The post For the Love of Gluten: Try Fourneau’s Sturdy Bread Oven appeared first on The Manual.
Verizon defies Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 kill switch update
Verizon’s statement on Samsung’s latest effort to recall all Galaxy Note 7 units in the USA is telling. In the statement, Verizon makes clear that they will not be pushing a software update sent by Samsung for the device. The device would essentially render the smartphone useless as it’ll disable all…
Studio Gang Designs Tiered Mixed-Use Tower on Forest Park in St. Louis
Courtesy of Studio Gang Studio Gang has revealed their design for One Hundred, a mixed-use tower to be located on Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Studio Gang’s first project in the city, the tower will rise over 350 feet and include retail, amenities, parking and residential apartments…
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Kepler Reveals Solar-Like Oscillations in Other Stars
Using the refurbished Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers studied solar-like oscillations in the Hyades open star cluster in Taurus. Our Sun vibrates due to pressure waves generated by turbulence in its upper layers (the layers dominated by convective gas motions). Helioseismology is the name given…
The Exorcist Creator Says the Show’s Two-Part Finale Will Be the ‘Craziest Episodes We’ve Done’
The Exorcist may not be racking up huge ratings, but the Fox show—a sequel of sorts to the 1973 horror classic—has attracted a very dedicated viewership, mainly because it’s great. The show’s two-part season finale kicks off tonight, so we spoke to creator Jeremy Slater about how the difficulties of…
The Awesomer
Insane Christmas Light Show
LinkYou’ve got to see this Christmas light video from Matt Johnson whose latest show uses those big LED message boards you see in Times Square or on the Vegas Strip. Matt’s family used to do shows at their house, but had to move it out of the neighborhood due to traffic. More Awesome Stuff: English…
Outlier Ultrahigh Dufflepack
Made of Ultrahigh Dyneema composite, the world’s strongest fabric, this super lightweight duffle offers rolltop compression allowing you to roll it down to a compact 15-liters & easily expand up to 50-liters. It features aluminum X-Lite buckle closure & Double Action straps allowing you to…
AT&T begins refunding 2.7 million customers over bill cramming
If you’re an AT&T mobile customer (or you used to be one), you may see a bill credit in the next couple months or find a check in the mail soon. According to the FTC, AT&T has mailed the first round of checks to former customers refunding some of the money they spent due to the carrier’s alleged…
Digital Trends
Microsoft is serving up Windows 10 tablets for $49 and $59, but only on Friday
Microsoft is currently in its fifth day of its 12 Days of Deals sale event on the Microsoft Store, offering discounts on specific hardware each day or one day only. For Friday, the company is serving up Windows 10 devices at up to 70 percent off their original price. Two of these are Windows 10 tablets…
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Sprint brings holiday cheer to Mexico and the Caribbean with data promotion
If you’re on Sprint’s new Unlimited Freedom plan, good news: Your holidays are about to get a whole lot merrier. On Friday, the Now carrier announced a limited-time high-speed data promotion for Mexico and the Caribbean, plus the “Snow Place Like Home” sweepstakes that will see 21 customers awarded an…
Buy Three, Get Three Free at The Body Shop
The Body Shop: Buy three, get three free or buy two, get one free.The Body Shop isn’t just for great smelling body lotions and bridal shower gifts. The skin care at The Body Shop is low key amazing. I’ve tried most of the Vitamin C line and I highly recommend it. And right now, you can buy three gifts…
Curbed National
Growing coworking industry a constant in a shifting economy
Why analysts believe shared workplaces are a growth industry in increasingly transient times Sam Rosen would be the first to tell you that coworking has a bright future. After all, the designer and entrepreneur runs Deskpass, a Chicago-based coworking subscription service that lets workers float between…
This Artistic Table Represents The Layers Of Beirut’s History
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This LA Musician Built $1,200 Tiny Houses for the Homeless: New at Reason
Each night, tens of thousands of people sleep in tent cities crowding the palm-lined boulevards of Los Angeles, far more than any other city in the nation. The homeless population in the entertainment capital of the world has hit new record highs in each of the past few years. But a 39-year-old…
Glassdoor: Six of the top 10 best places to work are technology companies
Glassdoor has published its ninth annual Best Places to Work report and once again, technology companies are well represented.
Bitcoin Hits Highest Levels In Almost Three Years
Digital currency bitcoin hit its highest levels in almost three years on Friday, extending gains since India sparked a cash shortage by removing high-denomination bank notes from circulation a month ago. From a report on Reuters: Bitcoin was trading as high as $774 on the New York-based itBit exchange,…
Dewalt Standard Electricians 8-Piece Bi-Metal Hole Saw Kit $41
Dewalt Standard Electricians 8-Piece Bi-Metal Hole Saw Kit $41
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The McRib and Economic Calculation
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe McRib and Economic CalculationEntrepreneurship 0 Views Xanthe Pajarillo has petitioned her city council to somehow get the local McDonald’s restaurants to offer the McRib sandwich. The McRib features ground pork shaped like four ribs and a McDonald’s…
Next Big Future
Printable electronics with 1 to micron features and a speed of 5 seconds per meter
Engineers at MIT have invented a fast, precise printing process that may make such electronic surfaces an inexpensive reality. In a paper published today in Science Advances, the researchers report that they have fabricated a stamp made from forests of carbon nanotubes that is able to print electronic…
Construction Techniques: 7 Radical Ways to Build with Brick
“Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.” Mies van der Rohe’s words succinctly allude to the raw, fundamental qualities of masonry that have made it one of architecture’s most loved building materials. From Louis Khan to Frank Lloyd Wright, some of the…
It’s Not All About Clinton — The Midwest Was Getting Redder Before 2016
Here’s one of the biggest questions Democrats face in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss: Did Clinton have an Electoral College problem or does the Democratic Party have an Electoral College problem?After all the votes are counted, Clinton is going to win the national popular vote by more than 2 percentage…
V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Over-Ear Headphone + BoomPro Headset $145.71
V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Over-Ear Headphone + BoomPro Headset $145.71
NES Classic Edition returns to Best Buy December 20, but for how long?
We’ve got some good news and some bad news for those of you still hunting for an NES Classic Edition. The good news is that Best Buy will have the console in stock starting on December 20, just in time to pick one up as a last-minute holiday gift. The bad news – or the more realistic news, at least ……
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A Peaceable Risk and Resilience Revolution Is Happening in San Diego
Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting December 11-15, 2016
Chevy Bolt EV needs basically zero maintenance for first 150K miles – Roadshow
And even after that you won’t need to do much to keep this $30,000 EV running like a top.
My favorite laptops of 2016 – CNET
These are my personal picks for the best, coolest, and most noteworthy laptops of the year.
Bathroom Design Idea – Black Shower Frames
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The Next Web
Facebook adds HD video uploads and tests floating windows on Android
Facebook users on Android can finally upload videos in HD resolutions, nearly two years after their iOS counterparts. Android Police spotted the change, which is available in the app’s settings menu, next to the option to upload photos in HD as well. The change seems to have rolled out over the past…
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German judges explain why Adblock Plus is legal
Enlarge (credit: Schöning/ullstein bild via Getty Images) Last month, Adblock Plus maker Eyeo GmbH won its sixth legal victory in German courts, with a panel of district court judges deciding that ad-blocking software is legal despite German newsmagazine Der Spiegel’s arguments to the contrary….
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Foster + Partners to design 58-story office tower in Hudson Yards
Construction on the Hudson Yards supertall set to replace the McDonalds at the corner of 34th Street and Tenth Avenue will begin sometime next year…Standing 985-feet tall, the building will divided into three distinct sections stacked one atop the other…The design team has also planned what it’s…
2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Budget
Holiday bills add up. Finish your gift shopping without completely breaking the bank with these twenty gifts, all but one which cost $40 or less. They include a thrifty backup battery with enough juice to refuel your phone 4 or 5 times over, a book that becomes a rudimentary camera, coins with hollowed…
Tools and Toys
Quality Linkage: Award Winners, Obituaries, a Few Weird Facts
Welcome to this week’s edition of our Friday Quality Linkage column. Please enjoy this week’s collection of interesting and entertaining links. Brew a fresh cup of coffee, find a comfortable place, and relax. * * *   Winners of the 2016 CSS Design Awards » Sometimes I forget how awesome…
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The spectacular rise and fall of Hollande’s Socialist Party
A week after President François Hollande announced that he would not seek another term, the Socialist Party has found itself without a clear path forward as it scrambles to prepare for April 2017 presidential elections.
Cool Tools
Boing Boing’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
Besides being editor-in-chief of Cool Tools, I’m also an editor at Boing Boing. Boing Boing has an annual gift guide, and it’s worth sharing. It’s got musical instruments, crossbow pistols, pointed ears with built-in earbuds, model rockets, board games, Cthulhu ski masks and much, much more. (I’m also…
Curbed National
These sustainable prefab homes are meant to last
Ecospace Studios designs homes, schools, studios, and more Ecospace Studios was founded by Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle—who also head up IPT Architects in London—as a response to the pressing environmental, economic, and space issues affecting the world today. The result is a series…
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Dark side of wearables: Tsunami of useless medical big data
Millions of consumers have been buying wearables designed to collect biometric health signals but doctors say it will be years before they provide real medical benefits. Full Feed
Is Your State Part of the War on Vaping?
A new report from Surgeon General Vivik Murthy released this week called for the federal government to hit electronic cigarettes with high taxes, regulatory restrictions, limits on advertising for vaping products, and bans on the sale of some vaping products. The alarmist report could pave the way…
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Flickering LED lights could treat Alzheimer’s disease
Twinkling lights aren’t just pretty — if they’re flickering at a specific frequency, they could also treat Alzheimer’s disease. A group of researchers have tested the effectiveness of LED lights flashing at 40 hertz as a treatment for Alzheimer’s on…
The Best Dremel Set You Can Buy Is $50 Less Than Usual, Today Only
Dremel 4200 77-Piece Kit, $149We’ve seen our fair share of Dremel discounts over the past few weeks, and it’s easy to see why: They make great gifts! But if you were holding out for the best of the best, your patience has been rewarded.Read more…
Next Big Future
China developing H-20 Stealth Bomber for 2025 that will match the US B-2 which was introduced in 1997
The Xian H-20 is a subsonic stealth bomber design of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, due to enter service in the future. It is a “strategic project” for china. The aircraft will feature a wing design similar to that of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, with components already being manufactured….
Next Big Future
Taiwan Semiconductor will invest $15.7 billion on 3 and 5 nanometer CPUs with mass production by 2022
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.the world’s largest contract maker of semiconductors, plans to invest NT$500 billion (US$15.7 billion) in its 3-nanometer (3nm) and 5-nanometer (5nm) processes, with the aim of mass-producing the chips by 2022, Technology Minister Yang Hung-duen said Tuesday.The…
Tumblr is the one social platform taking action ahead of Trump’s America
As Facebook grapples with its fake news problem, and Twitter continues to fall short in trying to curb hate speech and trolls, one social network is actively helping its users take action while a Trump administration looms: Tumblr. In the aftermath of the election, the social platform has launched Action…
Could politics pull Zuckerberg away from Facebook?
What would Facebook be like without co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the helm?That’s the question raised by an interesting line in a proxy Facebook issued earlier this year.A section of the proxy, issued before the company’s annual meeting, reads: “… Mr. Zuckerberg’s leave of absence or resignation…
Add Lenovo’s Touchscreen Chromebook To Your Arsenal For $180
Lenovo Chromebook N22, $180With 4GB of RAM and an IPS touchscreen, the Lenovo N22 is a little more advanced than your average Chromebook. Today only though, you’ll only have to pay the bargain basement price of $180. And yes, it will run Android apps.Read more…
Twitter says it won’t help build Trump’s Muslim database. But what about this guy?
Late last week, the Intercept, the national security blog owned by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, published a fun and provocative story. Reporter Sam Biddle contacted nine tech companies and asked if they’d help Donald Trump build his muslim database if they asked him to. The headline said it all: OF…
Say nothing! How Silicon Valley is turning into one giant awkward family Thanksgiving
Since about the time Peter Thiel stunned the Valley by breaking its group-think ranks and agreeing to serve as a delegate for Donald Trump, I’ve been hearing a common refrain from senior folks in the industry: “He and I haven’t spoken.” Max Levchin, said as much on stage at Pandoland last summer when…
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California man spent $1 million playing Game of War
Game of War’s 2015 Super Bowl commercial. A 45-year-old California man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to ripping off $4.8 million from his employer. Notably, the man admitted to spending $1 million of that bonanza on Game of War. The mobile-phone game is developed by…
Twitter Cuts API Access For Media Sonar, Spy Tool Used To Target Black Lives Matter
Police have now one less tool to monitor users on Twitter. The Daily Dot is reporting that Twitter has cut ties with a third-party social network surveillance firm, citing company policies intended to safeguard users against the surreptitious collection of data by law enforcement agencies. From the report:…
Digital Trends
Weekly Rewind: New cars in Cuba, pot in a box, a watch powered by body heat
In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. Everything from the arrival of Bluetooth 5 to how you…
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California gives Nvidia the go-ahead to test self-driving cars on public roads
Nvidia was granted a permit yesterday by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to start testing self-driving vehicle technology on the state’s public roads. The company joins a growing list of autonomous vehicle testers in California that features the likes of Google, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, Ford,…
Man of Many
Feel Me Flow – Perch Upholstered Flow Chair
Furniture brand Perch is dedicated to delivering the best workspace products in the world, thereby ensuring that the office is always at least a little exciting. They’ve gathered all kinds of inspiration and knowledge from a variety of sources and tested thousands of products to guarantee all your OCD…
Brilliant dad uses Google Home to troll his kids
When Santa isn’t enough of an incentive for good behavior, parents have to get creative.  After this little girl kicked her sibling, her dad did what any parent would do: he used Google Home to “call the cops” on her. His prank seemed to work when she heard “Officer Brutis” order “15 cute boys”…
Get the world’s smallest camera drone at a discount
Bigger isn’t always better. The SKEYE Nano 2 Drone’s miniature design gives it an edge over the competition. Outfitted with an HD and Wi-Fi-controlled camera, this nimble flyer lets you take dynamic recordings even in tight spaces. Act now, and you can pick it up on sale for only $99. …
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Trumps pick for Secretary of the Interior is an environmental disaster
News sources today reported that President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Washington representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers as his Secretary of the Interior. Environmental groups have been quick to slam McMorris Rodgers for her environmental record – in the past, she’s voted to open public…
Coolest Gadgets
The Tsubo Foot Massager will rub your feet at the end of a long day
Life would be grand if we had a personal chef to cook us healthy meals and a massage therapist on call to rub out the stresses of the day that follow us home. Of course, that would require making a lot of money to keep up with the expenses of paying those people a living wage. Since not too many of…
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Obama’s New Executive Order Protects Alaska’s Arctic From Future Drilling
Before leaving office, President Obama has been busy tidying up the White House. Over the last month or so, the president issued a slew of executive orders, seemingly aimed at slowing Donald Trump’s plan to bulldoze the current president’s achievements.With regard to climate change and the environment,…
Pokemon GO Plus available for pre-order at Best Buy, shipping out in January
The wait for the fabled Pokemon GO Plus may soon be coming to an end, as Best Buy has made the accessory available for pre-order. For those not in the know, Pokemon GO Plus is an accessory that allows you to catch Pokemon and get items from PokeStops with the touch of the button. It acts as a companion…
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Martian Mountains, Manmade Earthquake Detection and More From the U at AGU
University of Utah researchers will be among the approximately 24,000 scientists convening in San Francisco for the annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union Dec. 12-16. Below are summaries of select presentations at the meeting, along with the time and date of the presentation and primary… – latest science and technology news stories
Study provides new focus for developing drugs to fight cancer
Cancer researchers and drug companies may have been too quick to ignore a promising line of inquiry that targets a specific cell protein, according to a research team led by a biomedical scientist in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside.
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2016 E-Reader Comparison Guide
Voracious readers – especially those with an appreciation for light bags and uncluttered bookselves – should appreciate this spec-by-spec comparison of top e-readers. .. Continue Reading 2016 E-Reader Comparison Guide Category: Mobile Technology Tags: Product Comparison …
Orbital ATK wins $29.2 million contract for NRO launch
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force awarded Orbital ATK a $29.2 million fixed-price contract to launch a Minotaur 1 rocket on behalf of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) within the next 24 months,  the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center announced Dec. 8 “Continued reliability of space vehicle…
Here’s why the iPad Mini 2 still makes a great gift – CNET
The iPad Mini 2 has most of the Apple goodies you love, while being the cheapest iPad you can buy.
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Ubisoft executives fined millions for alleged insider trading
In addition to a looming hostile takeover, Ubisoft corporate has to deal with over a million Euros in fines for alleged insider trading. The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has levied a combined €1.27 million (almost $1.4 mil…
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Far-right Dutch lawmaker’s political future uncertain after conviction
Far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders was found guilty Friday of insulting and inciting discrimination against Moroccans, though experts are divided about how it will affect his populist party in the coming elections.
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Just one candidate in Louisiana’s Senate runoff embraces climate change facts
Karen Apricot On Saturday December 10, Louisiana residents will cast their final ballots for the last unclaimed Senate seat of the 2016 elections. The two candidates remaining are a Democrat and a Republican,…
Cedar Grilling Planks Make Affordable, Environmentally-Friendly Party Plates
‘Tis the season for all sorts of parties, and—while I love throwing a seasonal soiree or two—I do not enjoy washing and endless stream of little plates. Paper plates don’t feel that special, and plastic is little wasteful, but cedar grilling planks make great little serving boards for apps and desserts.Not…
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Trump Will Remain Executive Producer of Celebrity Apprentice, Military Cadets Got Coloring Books, McMorris Rodgers for Interior Secretary: P.M. Links
President Donald Trump will stay on as an executive producer of Celebrity Apprentice because 2016, folks. Trump picked U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Interior Secretary. A famous military academy gaves its cadets coloring books to help manage stress. Not sure Ohio State University stabber…
This Mutated Fish Can Now Withstand Absurd Levels of Toxic Waste
Atlantic killifish have adapted to highly toxic levels of pollution. (Image: Andrew Whitehead/UC Davis)Researchers have discovered that Atlantic killifish are now 8,000 times more resilient to high levels of toxic waste than other fish, allowing them to survive extreme levels of pollution that would…
This AI wrote a Christmas song, and it’ll give you goosebumps
Artificial intelligence is growing by leaps and bounds, but it won’t be replacing humans any time soon, at least if a newly penned-by-AI Christmas jingle is anything to go by. The song starts out like any Christmas jingle, and you may even find yourself tapping your foot along…until the lyrics register…
Redial the Last Number You Called On iPhone By Just Tapping the Call Button Again
If you need to quickly redial the last number you called on your iPhone, you can always just pop into the recent calls list, but OS X Daily points out an even faster way is to simply tap the big green phone button again.When you tap the phone icon, the last number you dialed is filled in automatically,…
Cat Tongues Are Freaking Weird, Man
If you have a cat, or if you’ve ever even seen a cat, you probably know that their tongues are a little… well… weird. They have thousands of tiny spines that cats can […] The post Cat Tongues Are Freaking Weird, Man appeared first on
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Himalayan Salt Vertical Chicken Roaster
This unique vertical chicken roaster for the grill is made from 100% Himalayan salt to impart a mild salty flavor to poultry while it grills over indirect heat or sits in a smoker.Click Here For Complete Details
This is when your US Note 7 will die
Samsung’s decision to not just ask nicely for Galaxy Note 7 recall hold-outs to return the phone but brick it altogether has left some wondering “when will my Note 7 die?” Tired of waiting for remaining owners to come in for a refund, Samsung has opted to take more drastic actions. However, with the… – latest science and technology news stories
Study examines how CEO power affects companies in times of crisis
A new study from UT Dallas finds that bestowing considerable power in the CEO does not create value for the firm during industrywide downturns. – latest science and technology news stories
What to know before buying a drone this Christmas
UN aviation officials cautioned anyone Friday who might want to leave a gift of a drone under the Christmas tree this season, to learn how to safely operate it first. – latest science and technology news stories
Ancient enzyme morphed shape to carry out new functions in humans
New research led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) reveals that a human enzyme has changed little from its days as a bacterial enzyme. In fact, the enzyme appears to be unique in its ability to change its shape—and its job in cells—without overhauling its basic architecture. – latest science and technology news stories
The world’s oldest known seabird is expecting—again
The world’s oldest known seabird is expecting—again.
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‘808: The Movie’ is Apple Music’s latest exclusive
Apple was clear from the jump that it had bigger plans for its streaming service than just audio. Today, the Apple Music subscribers get an exclusive look a music-focused documentary: 808: The Movie. We first learned about the film that chronicles th…
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Carbon Fiber Coasters
Price: $30-$40  | BuyThe perfect gift for gearheads, Centri Designs‘ coasters are made from real 3K twill carbon fiber. They’re insanely slim at just 1mm thick, yet still more durable than steel. Available in sets of 2 or 4 coasters. More Awesome Stuff: NFL Football Leather CoastersFloppy Disk…
The Scourge of the Robots, and the Week’s Other Happenings
We’re proud to bring NextDraft—the most righteous, most essential newsletter on the web—to The post The Scourge of the Robots, and the Week’s Other Happenings appeared first on WIRED.
Your own motion could one day power your cell phone
Looking forward to the day when you don’t have to charge your cell phone or activity tracker?That day might not be as far away as you think.Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a device they’ve dubbed a nanogenerator that lets motion charge a mobile device or a wearable.A cell phone…
Watch folks from EA, Square Enix, Bossa Studios, and VentureBeat help raise money for Special Effect
Some folks in the United Kingdom are raising money for charity by talking about games for a very long time, and one of VentureBeat’s own is participating. Gaming-industry veterans have come together for the Mega Panel: The Special Effect of Games on Twitch to raise money for the SpecialEffect charity….
Twitter’s next dilemma: Should it suspend Trump for ‘cyberbullying’?
ANALYSIS: Twitter is full of jerks. Ten years into its existence, the social media platform is struggling more than ever with trolls, hate speech, and even terrorist organizations. Executives have been more aggressive against groups like ISIS, and the service has banned some notable trolls. But now…
How chatbots can increase your income from affiliate marketing
GUEST: 2016 was a big year for chatbots, and the whole world is fascinated. These conversational agents are on their way to disrupt many industries and transform our everyday lives. But there are many unique industries that are going to be disrupted by the bots, and the affiliate marketing business is…
Nintendo’s stock price is up as buzz continues to build for Switch and Super Mario Run
The markets are starting to believe in the possibility of a resurgent Nintendo. The publisher’s stock price on the Tokyo exchange is $253.86 (29,255 yen). That’s its highest price since the company saw a somewhat faulty spike in June to $275.68 (31,770 yen) following the debut of Pokémon Go. Nintendo’s…
Salesforce, Google join $30 million campaign to reduce family homelessness in San Francisco
The philanthropic arms of both Salesforce and Google have joined up with Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane, Asana cofounder Dustin Moskovitz and his wife Cari Tuna, and the city of San Francisco in an effort to reduce the number of families that are forced to sleep out on the streets. The Heading Home Campaign…
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Yuri Maltsev: Why Socialism Endures
The western media’s fawning treatment of Fidel Castro demonstrates the enduring mystique of socialism—while recent Harvard and Rasmussen polls suggest that perhaps half of young Americans hold unfavorable attitudes toward capitalism. No matter how many millions perish in collectivist bloodbaths, the…
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Artist photographs the remaining survivors of the USS Arizona, 75 years later
As four of the only five remaining crew members of the USS Arizona met this week to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago, artist Paolo Cascio wanted to say thank you in the only way he knew how — photography. Cascio, a Chicago-based photographer and filmmaker, joined the veterans on a…
Don’t look now, but iPhone 6 battery explosions have been reported in China
While some iPhone 6S users have been frustrated by spontaneous battery shutdowns lately, there are others whose power struggles are a bit more explosive.    Reports from China claim that some iPhone 6 batteries have been pulling a Note 7 and bursting into flames.  SEE ALSO: Brace yourselves — we might…
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Venus? Comet sample? Titan? Asteroids? NASA must choose only one
Enlarge / An artist’s conception of a mission to return a sample from the South Pole of the Moon. (credit: NASA) NASA has formally asked planetary scientists to submit proposals for the next New Frontiers mission, a program that will provide approximately $1 billion for a spacecraft and science…
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Three serious Linux kernel security holes patched
It’s time to patch your Linux servers and PCs again.
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Cochlear to extract big data from hearing implants
After making the transition to AWS almost three years ago, Cochlear is excited about making the most of its data to help its patients.
Where Is the Farthest Place You Can Be That’s Away from Everyone Else?
My life now has a purpose. I’ve discovered what I have to do before I die. From now on, every decision I make will be motivated to do one thing and one thing only: to find my way to Point Nemo, a place in the Pacific Ocean that’s the loneliest place on Earth. Read more…
Tesla reportedly hires Samsung to manufacture custom chips to power Autopilot
Tesla over the summer parted ways with Mobileye, the Israeli-based technology startup that had been supplying the electric automaker with silicon to power its autonomous driving system, following an accident involving a Model S that was traveling with Autopilot enabled.
This grimly funny meme is pretty much 2016 in a nutshell
Oof, guys. 2016 has really ruined us, huh? And now, as this bad, bad year comes to a close, there’s finally a meme that captures the unmitigated exhaustion settling in our bones. SEE ALSO: A sexy Kenny G meme war is what the internet does best On Twitter, people are sharing highly accurate “before…
Researchers Taught a Computer to Compose Christmas Carols and It’s Creepy
When any sort of artificial intelligence writes a movie script, paints a picture or does anything creative, I have to sit up and pay attention. The results are either terrifying, trippy or delightful. […] The post Researchers Taught a Computer to Compose Christmas Carols and It’s Creepy appeared first…
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Feds investigate police body cam footage in New Mexico
The US Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into claims that the Albuquerque Police Department edited and deleted footage from officers’ body cameras in an effort to remove scenes that might damage the department’s reputation….
Meet the internet’s most beloved mad scientist
Colin Furze uploaded his first YouTube video 10 years ago. Four million YouTube followers later, he’s one of the most favorite inventors, adrenaline junkies, mad scientist… you name it. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Real Time Video, Technology, Tech, and Colin Furze
This is real life: Trump says ‘All the women want it to be Man of the Year’
In Donald Trump’s America the annual Time “Person of the Year” award that he just won would revert back to its original title, “Man of the Year” and women would be all about it. At an Iowa rally Thursday night, Trump boasted about his new title and reminded the crowd that Time used to call the honor…
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No, there’s no evidence (yet) the feds tried to hack Georgia’s voter database
Enlarge / Georgia politician Brian Kemp reads at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony in the state. (credit: Accusations that the US Department of Homeland security tried to hack Georgia’s voter registration database are running rampant. But until officials from that state’s Secretary…
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STEAL: Adidas Friends & Family – 30% Off & Free Shipping
30% off at Adidas happens a few times a year, but most of the sales don’t include as many deals as their current Friends & Family sale. From now until 12/12 code AFF30 will get you 30% off pretty much everything you’ve been thinking about buying all year. Sale items are included. Stan Smiths are…
AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint willing to kill off Galaxy Note 7 – CNET
The carriers, unlike Verizon Wireless, will release a software update after the holidays to make Samsung’s device unusable.
Mercedes-AMG GT R sets Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time record
The Mercedes-AMG GT R, during a recent test drive, clocked the fastest lap time ever on the Nurburgring Nordschleife, Daimler has announced. The lap took 7:10.9 minutes, and proved faster than all the other road-going sports cars tested by sport auto. “Numerous innovations and modifications bear witness…
Obama orders review of hacks during Trump Clinton election cycle
The White House has ordered an investigation into hacking done to disrupt the 2016 Presidential Elections here in the United States. This order from President Obama came not long after Trump’s most recent Time Magazine interview in which he said he does not believe the U.S. intelligence community in…
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How Tesla came out of nowhere and reinvented the car as we know it
Regardless of where one stands on the topic of electric cars, it’s difficult to argue that Tesla Motors hasn’t disrupted the automotive industry. The Californian company is no longer written off as simply a startup with a dim future; its unique breed of fast, luxurious electric vehicles has gotten the…
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Fly like a bird in Europe’s largest, trendiest — and only — VR multiplex
Ever want to fly around like a bird? Well, now you can — if you’re in Paris. French cinema operator MK2 opened Europe’s largest permanent VR space Friday, allowing visitors to experience premium full-body VR in the heart of Paris’ new “tech district.” “We are bringing VR to a multiplex-like environment…
Build a Slick Little Miniature Weather Display Perfect for a Desk or Wall
Need an upgrade to that boring old thermometer outside the kitchen window? Adafruit put together a guide for a wonderfully compact little battery powered weather display.The unit uses a small 2.4″ touchscreen display and the Adafruit Feather development board alongside a 3D printed case. Once you have…
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Our Brains are Wired to Collect Things | Daniel Krawczyk | TEDxSMU
Neuroscientist and Psychologist Daniel Krawczyk asks the intriguing question “why do we collect things”. This talk is about the story of our collecting tendencies and provides a glimpse into how the brain functions and enables the fascinating compulsion, hobby, and lifestyle we know as collecting. Daniel…
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How the Art of Medicine Became a Business in the 21st Century | Michael F. Weisberg, M.D. | TEDxSMU
Harnessing his observation of an evolving trend in medicine, Michael F. Weisberg, M.D. makes the impassioned case of why it’s important to have an advocate with you at the hospital. Dr. Weisberg illuminates the silent yet strong shift that has occurred over the past decade – many doctors are no longer…
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The Unfortunate Appeal of the Heroic Idiot | David Hopkins | TEDxSMU
Benjamin Franklin was America’s greatest scholar, philosopher, and scientist. And during one of the most crucial moments in our country’s history, Franklin showed up in Paris wearing a goofy fur-cap on his head. In doing so, he may have set a terrible precedent for American scholars who continually…
The Anti-Science Craze Driven by Millennials 
Image: Getty ImagesIf you have noticed the selection of organic, GMO-free crackers encroaching on the shelf space of the Pop Tarts and Wheat Thins at your local bodega, you can blame millennials for ruining your midnight-snacking fun. Read more…
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Muzik One Headphones Will Change Your Life
Control your home, find out the weather and use Spotify with your voice or one touch. The post Muzik One Headphones Will Change Your Life appeared first on The Manual.
Behold the Awesome Power of the Death Star in New Rogue One Footage
Okay so it’s not blowing up a planet yet, but it is very, very pretty.Read more…
How Donald Trump Might Have Dodged $3 Million In Taxes On His Own Trump Force One
After digging into Donald Trump’s financial disclosures and corporate filings, The Wall Street Journal found that the president-elect’s two planes and three helicopters are clouded in strange, convoluted business practices designed to save the real estate mogul millions in taxes.Read more…
Developers can start creating actions for Google Home
Google is ready to step up the fight with Amazon’s Alexa, announcing that it’s opening the doors for developers to start bringing their applications and services to its Google Home speaker. These integrations will be done through what the company touts as “conversation actions”, and won’t require the…
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Someone Invented a Butt Wiping Machine, But at What Cost?
Sometimes when you’re nestled atop the porcelain throne and it’s warm and comfortable, it just takes all the effort you’ve got to rip off a couple squares of toilet paper and finish up the task at hand. Now imagine if you could just flip a switch and a robot could take care of the dirty work for you?…
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Obama’s got a new cybersecurity plan, but what’s the point?
There’s been a lot of hot air blown across headlines this week about the big cybersecurity plan proposed by the White House’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity (PDF). The plan for a commission to create long-term recommendations on beefing up America’s cybersecurity was first hatched…
Data minimization — the new design rules for startups
 Wait, what? Yes, you read correctly. “Data” and “minimization,” two words that have rarely been used in the same sentence, now represent one of the critical product design rules we must apply if we’re to build products that deliver value, meaning and engagement to the human beings we aim to serve. A…
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Running pounds down knee inflammation, says new study
While running for exercise is often lauded for the fact that it aids weight loss, improves cardiovascular and respiratory health and may even help reduce the risk of developing certain cancers, it sometimes gets a bad rap for being tough on the knees. All that pounding, the thinking goes, can…
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App-controlled insoles bring the heat
When it comes to heated insoles, ThermaCELL is definitely the brand that most people know. We tried out a pair a few years ago, and while we generally liked them, we were disappointed that they couldn’t fit inside a pair of cycling shoes. Well, perhaps we might have better luck with the new…
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Turning the potential of electronic printables into a real breakthrough
Those “sell by” or “best by” dates that you see on food packaging? They’re so last century. In the future, built-in sensors in food labels will not only tell you when a product is going bad but also if you’re storing it correctly. Some might even be able to give you a breakdown of its nutritional…
In Trump’s America, NFL players are targeted with racist messages
For anyone who still thought sports was a bubble where you could avoid the world’s real problems, painful evidence to the contrary emerged again this week.  Two NFL players showed they were targeted with racist, hate-filled messages by — well, we certainly won’t call them fans.  SEE ALSO: ‘Courageous’…
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Trump is close to appointing pro aging reversal head for the FDA and one who would move to faster drug approvals
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is considering a Silicon Valley investor close to billionaire Peter Thiel to head the Food and Drug Administration, according to people familiar with the matter.Jim O’Neill, the Thiel associate, hasn’t been officially selected, according to the people, who…
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Sarah Cooper: “100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings” | Talks At Google
Ex-Googler Sarah Cooper comes back to the NYC office to discuss her latest book 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. “Sly satire that will bring endless joy to anyone who has ever endured the drudgery of corporate life.”―Dan Lyons, writer for HBO’s Silicon Valley and New York Times-bestselling author…
Seiko celebrates the 60th Anniversary of their automatic watches
Six decades of Japanese craftsmanship.Photo: SeikoSeiko is celebrating a major milestone in the history of the company: 60 years of its automatic watches. To commemorate the occasion, the Japanese watchmaker will release a special edition Presage. The 38mm watch will be produced in a limited run of 1,956…
Samsung’s Note7 kill-switch is deeply disturbing, whether you own one or not
If you bought a Samsung Galaxy Note7, Samsung really, really wants you to stop using it. How much? The company plans to push out a software update next week to the potentially explosive Note7 devices in the U.S. that will prevent them from charging or connecting to a mobile network—effectively rendering…
You can swap Snap Spectacle lenses – here’s how
If you have an extra pair of Snap Spectacles laying around, you can swap the lenses. Here’s how to do it. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Sam Sheffer, Lenses, Hack, and Diy
The Best Way to Get Puke Stains Out of Your Suit or Dress
If you went a little overboard at the open bar of your big company party, this trick will get your suit, dress, or other un-launderables looking fresh and puke-free again.Read more…
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Madagali: Dozens killed in Nigeria suicide attack
At least 45 people are killed in a suicide attack in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Madagali.
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Colin Furze’s Star Wars AT-ACT
LinkeBay UK commissioned Colin Furze to make a huge model of the AT-ACT, an Imperial troop transport vehicle from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Its head and guns move, and its guts are packed with tons of Star Wars merch from eBay sellers. Build video here. More Awesome Stuff: Colin Furze: 10 Years…
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Liver-Transplant Patients Can Benefit From Screening by an Addiction Specialist
A liver transplant is usually the last-chance remedy for end-stage liver disease. Quality of life and/or survival rates within the first five post-transplant years, independent of the primary reason for the transplant, are similar to those for patients with other types of cirrhosis. Alcohol relapses…
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Clothing : Star Wars: Rogue One Cassian Jacket
Make your closet go Rogue. This jacket doesn’t shout Star Wars. It looks like a fashionable asymmetric brown poplin jacket. But you (and other fans you may encounter in your travels) know the truth: under that coat hides the soul of a Rebel captain. $189.99
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Clothing : Star Wars: Rogue One Jyn Ladies’ Jacket
Make your closet go Rogue. This jacket doesn’t shout Star Wars. It looks like a fashionable asymmetric dark grey poplin jacket. But you (and other fans you may encounter in your travels) know the truth: under that coat hides the soul of Rebel. $189.99
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Home & Office : Exclusive Platform 9 3/4 Hogwarts Express Sign
Run right at the wall. A magical experience waits on the other side! Run right at the wall. When you hit it, you’ll be magically transported to a new place! For muggles, it might be a hospital. But what if you have magic in your ancestry? $14.99
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Clothing : Star Wars Skywalker Rebel Leader Ladies’ Jacket
You are a Jedi, like your father before you. Keep yourself *ahem* lukewarm in this Star Wars Skywalker Rebel Leader Ladies’ Jacket modeled after Luke Skywalker’s Bespin fatigues from The Empire Strikes Back. $189.99
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Hydrogen from sunlight—but as a dark reaction
The storage of photogenerated electric energy and its release on demand are still among the main obstacles in artificial photosynthesis. One of the most promising, recently identified photocatalytic …
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Ten Top Images on Archinect’s “Working Spaces” Pinterest Board
In case you haven’t checked out Archinect’s Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles.(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)Today’s…
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How the IoT is Making Cybercrime Investigation Easier | Jonathan Rajewski | TEDxBuffalo
Could a smart refrigerator and a thermostat team up to exonerate you from a crime? How much data is your phone giving away to anyone in the same room as you who scans for it? A digital forensic examiner tells us how the Internet of Things is changing the nature of “evidence” in investigations. Jonathan…
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Move and Make Music with Electroskip | Jamie O’Neil | TEDxBuffalo
A childhood obsession with roller-skating shoes leads to a movement-sensing, generative rhythm musical system―at least the way Jamie O’Neil tells it. That, and an iced-over plane with the leader of a robot rock band. You’re going to have to watch their dance troupe perform to understand. Jamie O’Neil…
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Revisiting Historical Places Using VR | William Capozzi | TEDxBuffalo
When historic preservation can’t save a building, 3-D modeling and virtual reality may be able to help. In this heartfelt talk, William Capozzi shows how he has captured the soul of the grand theater of his youth in Olean, NY, and how we might do the same for other spaces whose time has run out. William…
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Become a Citizen Data Scientist | Allison Sagraves | TEDxBuffalo
Using big data to solve problems isn’t a job for researchers and academics, it’s for anyone who wants to help. Allison Sagraves shows how you can help catalog penguins from your bed, or boost the populations of Monarch Butterflies during your coffee break. Allison Sagraves is the Chief Data Officer…
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Major Sea Level Rise in Near Future | Jason Briner | TEDxBuffalo
If you want to know what the changing climate is doing to the earth, ask someone who’s been there. Jason Briner has been above the Arctic Circle more than 35 times. He takes the big topic of global warming and shows you what it’s doing to a very important place in this talk. Jason P. Briner is an Associate…
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How a shift in perspective could help eliminate sexual assault | Nicole Huffman | TEDxCalPoly
What if we thought about sexual assault like we did about environmental cleanup or smoking prevention? In her TEDxCalPoly talk, Cal Poly Senior, Nicole Huffman challenges us to think about sexual assault, not as a social issue, but an economic one. Nicole Huffman is the Head of Awareness and Education…
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What’s the perfect driverless car? It depends who you ask | Ryan Jenkins | TEDxCalPoly
The future of technological innovation doesn’t depend on any one individual or group of people. Instead, hard ethical decisions have to be made through a collaborative effort between various parties. In one specific case, philosophers, policy makers, and engineers must work together to develop one of…
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Refugees – 5 simple ideas for a better together | Natalie Haas | TEDxKlagenfurt
Natalie Haas understood that the refugee crisis is not someone else’s problem anymore. She put herself into the shoes of millions of people who left their homes and decided that as an individual she can ensure that at least in her community refugees will be treated with humanity and dignity. With her…
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Wives of detained Chinese rights lawyers demand answers
The wives of three detained rights Chinese lawyers are demanding answers from authorities.
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Surprise! An Extra Chromosome May Keep You From Getting Cancer
A new study finds that having a single extra chromosome may reduce the chance of cancerous tumors. But like everything, it’s a balancing act. Read More
Remains of the Day: Yahoo Answers Arrives on iOS
Yahoo has a new iOS app called Yahoo Answers Now through which you can ask your questions and receive answers from people with relevant expertise. Our prayers have finally been Yahoo Answered.Of course, the old Yahoo Answers site has a reputation for people posing peculiar questions with even more peculiar… – latest science and technology news stories
Exploring the evolutionary history of the immune system
The enzyme known as ALOX15 plays a crucial role in the production of anti-inflammatory and pro-resolving lipid mediators. As mammals have evolved, this enzyme has undergone changes to both its structure and function. Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have found that human ALOX15 appears… – latest science and technology news stories
Juno mission prepares for December 11 Jupiter flyby
On Sunday, December 11, at 9:04 a.m. PST (12:04 p.m. EST, 17:04 UTC) NASA’s Juno spacecraft will make its third science flyby of Jupiter.
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Trump presidency: Third Goldman executive set to join his cabinet
Donald Trump is set to pick another Goldman Sachs executive, Gary Cohn, for his cabinet.
Digital Trends
Speech-recognition systems are learning new languages by studying images
Speech-recognition systems may not yet be perfect, but as the likes of Amazon Echo show, they’re getting both better and more ubiquitous all the time. A new piece of research by investigators at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)…
Planning Out Your Entire Weekend Makes It Less Enjoyable
Making a minute-by-minute itinerary for your weekend might sound like a great way to get the most out of your days off, but a recent study suggests that it actually makes everything you do less fun.The study, led by Selin Malkoc, assistant professor of marketing at Ohio State University, and published…
Piaget celebrates six decades of ultra-thin watches
One of the most impressive feats of watch engineering celebrates its 60th birthdayPhoto: PiagetThere simply is no beating Piaget when it comes to ultra-thin, ultra high-end timepieces. This year the company celebrates 60 years of its Altiplano watch with two editions in 43 and 38mm. The white gold 43mm… all content
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Flash Physics: Graphene meets Silly Putty, new linear-collider bosses, Majorana pairs spotted
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics – latest science and technology news stories
Sources: Cuba, Google strike deal to hike internet speed
Google and the Cuban government have struck a deal giving Cubans faster access to the internet giant’s content, two people familiar with the deal say.
Michigan Just Embraced the Driverless Future
The state passes the most Detroit-friendly regulations yet. The post Michigan Just Embraced the Driverless Future appeared first on WIRED.
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The best wearables of 2016
The term “wearable technology” can refer to a wide variety of gadgets you strap on your body, from smartwatches and fitness trackers to headworn virtual reality systems. We spent plenty of time with all of the above in 2016: These are our picks for the best wearables money can buy… Continue…
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architecton adds cantilevered shutter extension to melbourne residence
a contemporary character is introduced to the heritage terrace house in the form of a rear counterpart; completely hidden from view from the traditional street frontage. The post architecton adds cantilevered shutter extension to melbourne residence appeared first on designboom | architecture &…
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Trump team memo asks Energy Department about cost of carbon
Enlarge (credit: Vintage Architecture) On Friday morning, Bloomberg reported that it had seen a copy of a questionnaire sent by the Trump transition team to the Department of Energy (DOE). The questionnaire includes 75 questions directed at the DOE and the Energy Information Agency (EIA), as well…
Scientists Think They Know What Caused That Terrifying Tibetan Avalanche
The Aru Glacier of western Tibet, as seen after two enormous ice slides on October 4th. Image: NASA Earth ObservatoryOver the summer, two enormous avalanches struck the Aru Glacier in Tibet back-to-back. Now, after several months of careful study, scientists think they’ve identified the cause of the…
Bose Launches ‘Hearphones’ That Act Like Hearing Aids
Bose has launched a new pair of earbuds called Hearphones that augment the sounds of the world around you, letting you select what kinds of outside noises you’d like to listen to. “Hearphones users can also pick which direction those outside noises come from, with what appears to be specific emphasis…
People Mistaking You for a Psychic Isn’t Great if You’re a Sci-Fi Author
There are two well-known women named Connie Willis. They are often confused for one another. The post People Mistaking You for a Psychic Isn’t Great if You’re a Sci-Fi Author appeared first on WIRED.
Affinity Photo for Windows launches alongside major Mac update
Serif’s inexpensive feature-heavy alternative to Photoshop, Affinity Photo, has officially arrived on Windows. This version brings the same slew of features we find in the macOS version, including the new features from Mac update 1.5, at a discounted rate until December 22. The app offers pro-level image…
Add The First Six Star Wars Films To Your Digital Library For $69
Star Wars: The Digital Six Film Collection, $69Want to get caught up on Star Wars before Rogue One arrives in theaters? Amazon’s marked the digital six-film bundle (sorry, The Force Awakens fans) down to $69 in HD, or about $16 less than usual.Read more…
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86000 more deaths in 2015 vs 2014 in the USA, partially explained by increases in drug overdoses, gun deaths, suicides
2015 saw roughly 86,000 more deaths than 2014 in the USAStandard life expectancy at birth dropped to 78.8 years from 78.9 just a year earlier. Preliminary analysis suggests the increase in deaths may have been driven by drug overdoses and an unusually severe flu season in early 2015, which may have exacerbated…
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Economic stress played role in increasing U.S. death rate
Greater stress and anxiety resulting from economic insecurity may be at least partly to blame for the U.S. death rate that the government has increased for the first time in a decade, says an expert on poverty and inequality.
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Cow gene study shows why most clones fail
It has been 20 years since Dolly the sheep was successfully cloned in Scotland, but cloning mammals remains a challenge. A new study of gene expression in developing clones now shows why most cloned embryos likely fail.
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Lending a hand: Student 3d prints functional, affordable prosthetic
A physics student adapted open source plans for a prosthetic hand to build a highly functional, affordable prosthetic, outlines a new report.
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Neutrons identify key ingredients of the quantum spin liquid recipe
Researchers used neutrons to examine the origins of unusual magnetic behavior in a rare earth-based metal oxide, ytterbium-magnesium-gallium-tetraoxide (YbMgGaO4). The material, discovered in 2015, is known to have strange magnetic properties, putting it in a unique category of materials classified as…
What do you buy the ‘Archer’ fan who has everything? This.
Holiday gift shopping for all the important people in your life can be the most stressful part of the year. Do you get the same universal gift for everyone, or do you spend the time and effort agonizing over something unique that’s tailored to each loved one?  Thankfully, the perfect gift for anyone…
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This bicycle sidecar hauls your kids in style, and can transform into a sled
The Scandinavian Side Bike can turn your bike into a cargo & kid hauler, and doubles as a snowy weather transport option.
Next Big Future
Genome Editing of Pluripotent Stem Cells could forecast the next decade of biotech
It is extremely rare for a single experiment to be so impactful and timely that it shapes and forecasts the experiments of the next decade. Researchers review how two such experiments—the generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and the development of CRISPR/Cas9 technology—have fundamentally…
Physics News
Stretchy optical waveguides help robots sense touch
(with video) The devices mimic how a human hand senses touch and might be used in advanced, low-cost and customized prosthetics.
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User-friendly medication packaging design can boost patient safety
Improvements to text size and placement and color scheme could help consumers – especially the elderly – discriminate medication ingredients to avoid inadvertent overdoses.
How AI is bringing Hollywood to life
GUEST: We have seen great strides made in artificial intelligence (AI). As sci-fi readers and film buffs know, many of these ideas that have been foreshadowed — and that seem far-fetched — in fiction are beginning to seem possible. Whether we are considering the benevolent Commander Data in Star Trek:…
Here’s how we solve the gender wage gap: A salary index for every position
GUEST: From Hollywood actresses expressing dismay at their male co-stars’ bigger paychecks, to President Obama signing an executive order to address unequal pay among federal contractors, the gender wage gap has arguably received more attention in recent years than ever before. Debate about how to fix…
15 tech trends in autonomous cars, artificial intelligence, and machine learning for 2017
Tech is about to change dramatically next year. Want to stay up to date? These predictions from the famed design firm frog spell things out for you. In each section, a designer explains all of the details. Which one is already on your radar? I want to hear your viewpoints, so drop me an email. 1. Superhero…
How a chatbot helps with lead generation
GUEST: Chatbots are emerging as powerful customer service tools in many industries. You’ve probably encountered one of these automated helpers while browsing or shopping; they often pop up on websites, offering to provide guidance or answer questions. In the real estate industry, these bots have the…
Faraday Future’s still-masked electric vehicle races a Ferrari, Bentley and Tesla – Roadshow
Electric vehicle upstart Faraday Future dribbles out more teasers for its first car, this time with a video showing it racing a Ferrari, a Bentley and a Tesla.
Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2016
Health and fitness are pretty important topics. And you seem to think so, too. From learning how to craft your own bodyweight workout, to how little sleep you can get away with, to what it takes to fake a fitness ‘before and after’ photo, these are our most popular health and fitness posts of 2016.Everything…
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Oxytocin improves synchronization in leader-follower interaction
A new study shows that participants receiving oxytocin — a hormone known to promote social bonding – are more synchronized when finger-tapping together, than participants receiving placebo. This effect was observed when pairs of participants, placed in separate rooms tapped together in a leader/follower…
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Homage to Aleppo
Throughout the long battle for Aleppo, as Syria’s most ancient city has been blasted into ruins around him, one man has worked continuously to preserve an image of the city as it once was.
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Older women with breast cancer report better cosmetic satisfaction with less radiation, less surgery
In the first study evaluating patient-reported cosmetic outcomes in a population-based cohort of older women with breast cancer, researchers found that less radiation was associated with improved cosmetic satisfaction long-term.
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Aggressive form of leukemia linked to defective ‘protein factory’
20 to 40 percent of the patients with multiple myeloma — a type of leukemia — have a defect in the ribosome, the protein factory of the cell. These patients have a poorer prognosis than patients with intact ribosomes. At the same time, they respond better to a drug that already exists, report investigators.
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Study provides new focus for developing drugs to fight cancer
Cancer researchers and drug companies may have been too quick to ignore a promising line of inquiry that targets a specific cell protein, according to a research team.
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New pathways to treat non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease discovered
Researchers have discovered a new pathway in the liver that opens the door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that affects up to 25 percent of the population and may lead to cirrhosis and eventually liver cancer or failure, and likely other liver diseases.
Al Gore will open Sundance with a follow-up to ‘An Inconvenient Truth’
Al Gore has found a convenient time to open his follow-up to An Inconvenient Truth: the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival. Paramount Pictures announced Friday that the former vice president’s world climate crisis sequel will crack the seal on the 2017 festival, which kicks off Jan. 19 in Park…
Researchers Point Out ‘Theoretical’ Security Flaws In AMD’s Upcoming Zen CPU
An anonymous reader writes from a report via BleepingComputer: The security protocol that governs how virtual machines share data on a host system powered by AMD Zen processors has been found to be insecure, at least in theory, according to two German researchers. The technology, called Secure Encrypted…
This Simulation of a Monkey Speaking Is the Stuff of Nightmares
X-ray image of a macaque monkey. (Image: Asif Ghazanfar, Princeton Neuroscience Institute)New research shows that macaques have a vocal tract capable of emitting human-like speech, but they lack the brain circuitry to make words happen. That may be a good thing, because their simulated speech is creepy…
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Artificial Photosynthesis | Adam Hill | TEDxStLawrenceU
Adam Hill is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at St. Lawrence University, where he teaches about the chemistry of metals. In his talk he explains the benefits of artificial photosynthesis – developing man-made materials that mimic the behavior of plants – including converting solar energy into chemical…
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The Need for Statistical Literacy | Jeffrey McLean | TEDxStLawrenceU
Remember when, as a young student, you asked, “Why do I need math and statistics? When will I ever use it outside of school?” Jeffrey McClain, a postdoctoral fellow of Mathematics, Computer science and Statistics at St. Lawrence University, shares the importance of statistical literacy – of building…
The Gadget Flow
CABARO Automatic and Quartz Watches
When it comes to timepieces, your expectations should be nothing short of perfection and the CABARO Automatic and Quartz Watches. Timelessly designed with exceptional attention to detail, this collection will enhance any style. Both the Automatic and the Quartz versions, powered by Swiss made movements,…
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DirecTV Now is suffering an outage in its second week of availability
It appears that DirecTV Now, AT&T’s new internet TV streaming service, is down for many customers, all of whom are furiously tweeting at the service’s various Twitter handles this evening. Now, it’s pretty standard for online services to go down from time to time, but this is only DirecTV Now’s second…
Commerce Dept. to send “digital attachés” to Mexico, South Korea and four other nations
 The U.S. Department of Commerce is opening six new international markets for its Commercial Digital Attaché program, according to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who spoke with TechCrunch today in San Francisco. The attaché program, which began in March this year, establishes commercial…
Facebook finds beautiful missing photo for girlfriend of Oakland fire victim
Social media might be your go-to place to argue with your cousins and post silly cat GIFS, but sometimes, it can be really beautiful. On Dec. 4, Saya Tomioka posted a plea to Facebook to help her find a picture of her kissing her boyfriend, Griffen Maddens, a victim of the Oakland warehouse fire in…
23 Whimsical Christmas Trees And Tree Décor Ideas
If you don’t want an ordinary Christmas tree, if you are tired of traditional décor, this roundup is going to inspire you a lot. We are sharing cool whimsy and unique Christmas trees and their décor ideas. Christmas Tree Dresses There’s a new trend popping up, and all the fashionistas will love it…
Google Starts Using HTML5 By Default Instead of Flash For Some Chrome Users
Google announced in a blog post today that it will be rolling out a feature over the next few months that starts disabling Flash and displaying HTML5 content instead on certain websites. Google notes, “This change disables Adobe Flash Player unless there’s a user indication that they want Flash content…
‘Glare,’ a space drama from J.J. Abrams, is heading to HBO
J.J. Abrams has teamed up with HBO to create a new show called ‘Glare,’ a series composed of hour-long episodes described as a ‘space drama.’ This drama will center around a topic that is on everyone’s minds, and that may in fact be in humanity’s near future: humans establishing colonies on a planet…
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The Journey of a Robotic Start-up | Willem-Jan Lamers | TEDxVenlo
Entrepreneurship, building a company and developing a totally new technology. These three ingredients make a great cocktail for a rollercoaster ride. Willem-Jan takes you on his own ride and what he learned during this energizing time. Willem-Jan’s passion is building something from scratch while trying…
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Simple yet Clever Design | Remko Killaars | TEDxVenlo
Simplicity, that is Remko’s keyword. making designs as simple and clever as possible, suitable for intuitive use. Remko is a lecturer with a vision on design and art. “What makes something beautiful?” Remko asks. “And is esthetic value a functionality?” Remko inspires his students and us with a view…
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Double-loop learning: a case study from the front-line | Roderic Yapp | TEDxWandsworth
Roderic Yapp is a former Royal Marines Officer, he led marines on operations around the world including the front-line in Afghanistan in 2007, and evacuated civilians from Libya during the Arab Spring. Roderic delves into his experience as a Royal Marine explaining why we must challenge our own behaviour….
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The Surprising Truth about Happiness | Gillian Mandich | TEDxYorkville
Currently completing her doctoral studies at Western University in Health and Rehabilitation Science, Gillian Mandich’s research examines Health Promotion. Gillian is a teacher and the world is her classroom. Her personal mission is to educate people about evidence-based health information so they can…
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How to stop the lies infecting medical research | Martin Elliott | TEDxWandsworth
Martin Elliott is Professor of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at University College London, Professor of Physic at Gresham College, London. Previously he was Medical Director at The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust where he has worked as a paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon. Martin…
Radiation From Fukushima Disaster Reaches Oregon Coast
An anonymous reader quotes a report from New York Post: Radiation from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has apparently traveled across the Pacific. Researchers reported that radioactive matter — in the form of an isotope known as cesium-134 — was collected in seawater samples from Tillamook…
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Week in pictures: 3-9 December 2016
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
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Quantum Amplitudes, Probabilities and EPR
This is a little note about quantum amplitudes. Even though quantum probabilities seem very mysterious, with weird interference effects and seemingly nonlocal effects, the mathematics of quantum amplitudes are completely straight-forward. (The amplitude squared gives the probability.) As a matter of…
Silly Putty Makes For Super-Sensitive Sensors
Jonathan Coleman’s research group at Trinity College Dublin discovered that Silly Putty “becomes an incredibly sensitive strain detector that can track blood pressure, heart rate, and even a spider’s footsteps” when mixed with graphene. Popular Science reports: That graduate student, Connor Boland –…
VR developers begin sharing some of the ‘hard truths’ of virtual reality’s rough economics
It’s tough to make a virtual reality game, but it is even tougher to make a profitable virtual reality game. And now developers are talking about it. Light Repair Team #4 developer Eerie Bear Games has lost more than $36,000 making that HTC Vive puzzle game, according to a post from founder Joe Radak…
‘Silicon Valley’ star T.J. Miller arrested after allegedly slapping Uber driver in argument over Trump
(Reuters) – “Office Christmas Party” actor T.J. Miller was arrested in Los Angeles early on Friday because of an altercation with his Uber driver over President-elect Donald Trump, according to police and media. Miller was booked at a jail for misdemeanor battery and released with a promise to appear…
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Terasem Colloquium in Second Life
The 2016 Terasem Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons will take place in Second Life  in  ”Terasem sim” on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at noon EDT. The main themes: “Legal Aspects of Futuristic Persons: Cyber-Humans” and “A Tribute to the ‘Father of Artificial Intelligence,’ Marvin Minsky,…
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Japanese cargo ship en route to space station
Eight days after an unmanned Russian Progress cargo ship failed to reach orbit, a Japanese space freighter is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS). Today at 8:26 am EST (10:26 pm JST), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)’s HTV-6 mission lifted off from the Tanegashima…
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Apple’s AirPods won’t be ready for the holidays
Apple announced the AirPods during September’s “See You” event with a scheduled launch at the end of October. But late that month, the company delayed shipments without setting a release date in the future. Well, the tech titan’s wireless headphones…
Digital Trends
Facebook is freaking people out by re-sharing old posts and photos
If you’ve maintained an active Facebook presence over the past few years, chances are you’ve shared some posts and photos you’d rather forget. Whether it’s images of old flames or statuses written in a drunken stupor, there’s a whole host of Facebook mistakes every grown adult regrets. Now, imagine if…
BBC News – World
Indonesia quake: Number of homeless soars to 43,000
The official number of people displaced by an earthquake in Indonesia soars to at least 43,000.
Mises Institute
Week in Review: December 10, 2016
Tags A A The EntrepreneurGlobal EconomyU.S. HistoryHome | Feed | Blog.rssWeek in Review: December 10, 2016EntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory 0 Views 2 hours agoFrom Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, the surge in populism this year has revealed that many voters believe something is wrong…
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Mike Pence Thinks the “Free Market” Is Making You Poor
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyMike Pence Thinks the “Free Market” Is Making You PoorMoney and BankingPolitical Theory 0 Views Vice President-elect Mike Pence has no idea what the term “free market” means, or at least, that is what his most recent statement…
Digital Trends
Facebook can’t get ad metrics right, reveals more measurement errors
Facebook has revealed yet more errors in regards to its counting of ad metrics. The latest set of miscalculations marks the third time in three months the company has admitted to getting its analytics wrong. It’s enough to raise doubts among even the staunchest of Facebook marketers. This time around,…
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Watch Now: Your First Look at the New ‘Super Mario Run’
We’ll be playing this much longer than we played Pokemon Go. …Read More »
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15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Adventurer
All the odds and ends every adventurer needs. …Read More »
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Deals of the Week
A week’s worth of deals, coupons and discounts. …Read More »
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Getting to the Heart of the Matter in Rural Africa
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Diving Beetle, First Found in Bathtub, Rediscovered 30 Years Later
In 1984, an Oregon family found a new species in their bathroom. No one saw the pale, blind creature again—until now.
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Mesmerizing Video Shows Swimming Feather Star
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This Ocean Creature Makes Its Own Invisibility Cloak
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5 Reasons to Like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
‘Star In a Jar’ Fusion Reactor Works, Promises Infinite Energy
An anonymous reader quotes a report from For several decades now, scientists from around the world have been pursuing a ridiculously ambitious goal: They hope to develop a nuclear fusion reactor that would generate energy in the same manner as the sun and other stars, but down here on Earth….
Next Big Future
Large inflatable structures on Mars
There are currently large air supported structures on Earth for covering football and baseball stadiums.These structures are built to support a lot of snow and withstand strong winds.They could be used for large early Mars coloniesIn a deflated state, robots can push regolith onto the pre-inflated structure.After…
Popular Mechanics
Fixing up a fireplace grate – Tip
Not looking forward to replacing your fireplace grate? Rod Baker tells us how he gave his a – budget-friendly – longer lifespan. The post Fixing up a fireplace grate – Tip appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Ex-NYC mayor Giuliani out as Trump narrows diplomat pick
Donald Trump plunged his quest for America’s next top diplomat back into the spotlight Friday by confirming that one frontrunner, outspoken former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, will not join his cabinet.
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Scores killed in suicide bombings targeting Nigeria market
Two female suicide bombers on Friday killed 45 people and wounded 33 others when they detonated their explosives in a crowded market in Nigeria’s restive northeast, the emergency service said
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Xiaomi Air 13 with sell at $799 !
Xiaomi now become one of the most popular brand in the world, every product of Xiaomi sell well according the dates showed. As for the Xiaomi Air 13, its All performance are good in all aspects compare with other laptop.Good news is that you could get a little deal here by using this coupon: AirXIAOMI…
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Syrian forces ‘fighting IS group militants on edge of Palmyra’
Islamic State jihadists battled Syrian regime forces on Friday on the outskirts of Palmyra, the ancient town from which they were chased out eight months ago, rights observers said.
Next Big Future
Beyond Dome City colonies to Shell Worlds or Paraterraforming as a shortcut to making planets habitable
Existing covered areas and domes on Earth are in the 30-40 acre ranges and with costs of $400 million to 1 billion. There is also strong material (EFTE) which is 100 times lighter than glass and which can lower costs by 4 times. Very large geodesic domes could cover several square miles on Mars. Mars…
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These heartbreaking images reveal the dreams of refugees
LONDON — A 14-year-old boy from Aleppo, Syria, stares into the camera with an uncertain expression on his face. Nour El-Deen is standing in Kara Tepe Refugee Camp in Lesbos, Greece. He’s just been talking about his dreams.  His story — just like all the others that make up the devastating photo series…
Fast Company
“Information Needs Are Massive”: How The Tech Community Mobilized To Help Refugees
A 15,000-strong group of volunteer “Techfugees” is helping migrants and asylum seekers connect to the web—and each other. A 15,000-strong group of volunteer “Techfugees” is helping migrants and asylum seekers connect to the web—and each other.Thousands of techies the world over…
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Syria conflict: US to send troops to help seize Raqqa from IS
The US says it is sending 200 troops to help Syrian rebels recapture the IS stronghold of Raqqa.
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Scientists track amazing restoration of communication in ‘minimally conscious’ patient
Nancy Smith Worthen doing art therapy with her daughter, Maggie, who was initially minimally conscious. (credit: Nancy Worthen) In a three-year study of a severely brain-injured woman’s remarkable recovery, doctors measured aspects of brain structure and function before and after recovering communication,…
Autonomous Shuttle Brakes For Squirrels, Skateboarders, and Texting Students
Tekla Perry writes: An autonomous shuttle from Auro Robotics is picking up and dropping off students, faculty, and visitors at the Santa Clara University Campus seven days a week. It doesn’t go fast, but it has to watch out for pedestrians, skateboarders, bicyclists, and bold squirrels (engineers added…
The Next Web
4 must-have offers from TNW Deals this week
Another week, another collection of fantastic, money-saving offers from TNW Deals. This time around, we’ve locked down four deals on a travel-friendly power strip, presentation software that beats Powerpoint, a lifetime cloud storage solution, and the world’s smallest camera drone. Check them out below:…
These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week
Happy Friday! This week, tracked 9 technology M&A transactions, one IPO and 46 tech funding deals (totaling €158 million, about $167 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel. Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) US-based GoDaddy, a domain name and…
Fast Company
Two Powerful Emotions Leaders Need To Know How To Tap (At The Same Time)
Our emotions help us make decisions. Great communicators know that—without exploiting it. Our emotions help us make decisions. Great communicators know that—without exploiting it.Last September, Elon Musk publicly unveiled a sweeping vision to colonize Mars. The SpaceX founder…
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The Public Access Weekly: Across the universe
Hey all, I’m a bit under the weather today so let’s just jump right in: There are some geek holidays happening this weekend; tomorrow is Ada Lovelace’s birthday and Sunday is International Shareware Day. Starting next year, the Q&A section of Public Access will change. Instead of featuring interviews…
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Paris hosts Syria talks as fresh air raids strike Aleppo
Fresh air strikes pummelled the shrinking rebel enclave in Aleppo on Saturday ahead of parallel talks in France and Switzerland aimed at saving the Syrian city from “complete” destruction.
Fast Company
The SNOO Baby Sleeper: The Best Crib Most Parents Can Only Dream About
From the pediatrician who reinvented swaddling comes the most advanced baby sleeping solution ever. But does it work? From the pediatrician who reinvented swaddling comes the most advanced baby sleeping solution ever. But does it work?Impulsiveness. Moodiness. Headaches. The side…
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Piccadilly Circus’ famous adverts are being replaced by Europe’s largest LED screen
The saying goes that Piccadilly Circus is the one place in the world where, if you stand long enough, you’ll meet everyone you’ve ever known. It’s small wonder, therefore, that it’s famous for its wall of light-up adverts, which are some of the primest eye ball real estate going. To get the…
BBC News – World
Venezuela seizes Christmas toys to distribute to poor
Venezuela’s consumer agency confiscates four million toys from a company it accuses of hoarding.
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Spotify plans more on-demand listening for free users
If you’ve signed up for Spotify but don’t have the spare cash for a premium subscription, good news: the Verge reports that a new feature called Jump In is in testing, intended to give non-paying users more on-demand songs.It would let those on a free plan access certain “on-demand features”, but only…
Digital Trends
How do you build a jetpack anyone can fly? Make it smarter
I used to think that flying a jetpack was something I’d never be able to do. Jetpacks are too exotic, too expensive, and require a set of piloting skills that I simply don’t have. It’s not in the cards for me, I always thought. But after watching JetPack Aviation founder David Mayman fly his JB-10…
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Going Into Orbit With John Glenn
Scott Parazynski recalls his 1998 Space Shuttle flight with America’s most legendary astronaut — Read more on
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Politician accused of €100m fraud
Ukraine police are investigating a man accused of cheating the state out of more than €100m. He denies all allegations.
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France seeks to extend state of emergency to mid-July
The French government will propose extending the country’s state of emergency until July 15, 2017 due to presidential and parliament elections in spring next year, Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Saturday.
Wishlist 2016: Festive Gift Ideas for Holiday Entertaining
The best stuff for throwing a party, or to get as a gift for the party animal in your life. The post Wishlist 2016: Festive Gift Ideas for Holiday Entertaining appeared first on WIRED.
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Bulgarian freight train derails and explodes, killing five
A freight train derails and explodes in a north-east Bulgarian village, killing five people.
Just In Time For the Holidays: The First Discount We’ve Seen On Your Favorite Travel Pillow
Cabeau Evolution Travel Pillow, $32 with code KIUKSYD8The Cabeau Evolution was your favorite travel pillow (by a long shot), and you can save 20% on yours today with promo code KIUKSYD8.Read more… Physics News
Next-generation accelerators get boost from new beam physics
UNIST has taken a major step toward laying the technical groundwork for developing next-generation high-intensity accelerators by providing a new advanced theoretical tool for the design and analysis of complex beam lines with strong coupling.
Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper (Rainforest Friends) $32.18
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Use the MacBook Pro Touch Bar to play piano with this app
We’ve already seen a few creative uses of the Touch Bar on Apple’s new MacBook Pro; some useful, like a dedicated task-switching app, and some silly, like running the original Doom on the super-narrow OLED touchscreen strip. Now there’s another option that falls somewhere in-between: a dedicated piano… – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
7 Easy Tips for Entertaining in Your Home
We spend so much time curating and making our spaces just right, don’t we? And yet if you’re like me, you’re not entertaining nearly enough. With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to show off your space, enjoy the company of friends, and not get too caught up in the details.The holiday season…
Cool Hunting
Buy: Overview: A New Perspective of Earth
Inspired by his hugely popular and oftentimes mind-blowing Instagram, Benjamin Grant’s new book “Overview: A New Perspective of Earth” mesmerizes. The hardcover tome boasts 200 original images that Grant created by stitching together several satellite…… Continue…
John Glenn wrote Jeff Bezos a letter that he received the day the astronaut died
The night pioneering astronaut John Glenn died, Jeff Bezos received a message from him. Smithsonian Magazine was honoring Bezos, founder of aerospace company Blue Origin, at the American Ingenuity Awardson December 8. Glenn was supposed to attend, but because of his declining health in the last month…
Space Photos of the Week: A Wonky Spiral Galaxy Has an Identity Crisis
Space photos of the week, December 4 — 10, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: A Wonky Spiral Galaxy Has an Identity Crisis appeared first on WIRED.
Let’s Make Morphing Cars That Double as SUVs
What if, instead of choosing one kind of car, you could simply extend your truck or SUV at the touch of a button? The post Let’s Make Morphing Cars That Double as SUVs appeared first on WIRED.
Security News This Week: Russian Hackers Are Targeting Germany Now, Too
Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Russian Hackers Are Targeting Germany Now, Too appeared first on WIRED.
14 Gift Ideas Every New Parent Would Love
You can’t put sleep in a box, so try one of these instead. The post 14 Gift Ideas Every New Parent Would Love appeared first on WIRED.
22 Gifts That Will Give You Serious Design Cred
A good gift is a thoughtful gift—and a thoughtfully designed one, too. The post 22 Gifts That Will Give You Serious Design Cred appeared first on WIRED.
Tech’s Biggest Showdown Is Unfolding in Your Living Room
The tech behind the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Microsoft’s Project Evo is at the heart of a three-way rivalry that will define the industry for years. The post Tech’s Biggest Showdown Is Unfolding in Your Living Room appeared first on WIRED. Full Feed
FDA’s Error Costs Tomato Growers Millions: New at Reason
Last week the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the federal government could not be held financially responsible for issuing erroneous warnings about the source of an outbreak of foodborne illness that caused the loss of millions of dollars of tomatoes. The warnings, issued by the FDA in… Full Feed
Backpage Leaders Beat Pimping Charges as Court Affirms Importance of Immunity for Web Publishers of Third-Party Speech
Some good news for folks who value free speech and sex-worker safety and frown on prosecutorial overreach: Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman has sided with the current and former heads of Backpage in their battle against California Attorney General (AG) Kamala Harris. The defendants…
ThorFire VG10 XM-L2 LED Tactical Flashlight $9.99
ThorFire VG10 XM-L2 LED Tactical Flashlight $9.99
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Western powers call for Russia, Syria to let civilians leave east Aleppo
Western powers on Saturday urged the Syrian regime and its ally Russia to let civilians leave east Aleppo as air strikes continue to pound the war-ravaged district in a bid to flush out the last of the remaining rebels there.
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My Journey into Space with John Glenn
Scott Parazynski recalls his 1998 space shuttle flight with America’s most legendary astronaut — Read more on
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Syria conflict: Aleppo exodus growing, says Russia
The exodus from rebel-held parts of Aleppo is growing, Russia says, amid a push by the Syrian army.
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Apple Pencil Case by Hard Graft
Give your smartest device the protection it deserves with the Apple Pencil Case by Hard Graft. Made from super smooth leather and featuring ultra-soft wool, this case keeps the Apple Pencil totally protected on all sides when it’s not in use. With enough space to also hold an additional writing utensil,…
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Shifted Lever Machine
LinkWhile there’s no such thing as an actual perpetual motion machine (pesky physics!), this is still a cool demonstration how an off-balance mechanism can run for a relatively long period of time with minimal energy input. More Awesome Stuff: The Great LEGO Box FactorySelf-Balancing StickLEGO Pizza…
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Tan Leather Bifold Wallet by Grovemade
Upgrade the way you carry your cards and cash with the Tan Leather Bifold Wallet by Grovemade. In addition to giving you all of the storage space you need for your most valuable items, this wallet remains effortlessly sleek and slim so you don’t need to worry about pocket bulge. Truly minimalist, the…
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Vermonter Flask by Bexar Goods Co
Enjoy your tipple anywhere you go with the Vermonter Flask by Bexar Goods Co. Developed with Jacob Bromwell, this flask is entirely handcrafted in Vermont and Texas. The exterior of the Vermonter Flask features a stunningly rich vegetable tanned leather sheath. Sewn by hand with waxed linen thread, the…
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This was a good year for weird jazz
2016 was a really good year for weird jazz! Not good in the sense of commercial success or cultural impact — but for a genre that arguably peaked decades ago, there was a surprising amount of good, weird jazz coming out this year. A lot of it is still fundamentally upsetting when you listen to it, but…
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PUFFe Heated Blanket by Rumpl
For lovers of the great outdoors, the only thing standing in your way for winter adventures is the bitterly cold weather. But, with the PUFFe Heated Blanket by Rumpl, you can rest (or explore) assured that you’ll always be cozy at your base camp. Using all of the iconic features of the Rumpl blankets…
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mophie juice pack air Battery Case for iPhone 7
It’s time to cut the cables and move freely with the mophie juice pack air Battery Case for iPhone 7. Equipped with Charge Force technology, this sleek and slim smartphone case is able to conduct power wirelessly from any compatible wireless charging device including Qi. Available in black, rose gold,…
US Think Tank Wants To Regulate The Design of IoT Devices For Security Purposes
New submitter mikehusky quotes a report from The Register: Washington D.C. think tank the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology is calling for regulation on “negligence” in the design of internet-of-things (IoT) devices. If the world wants a bonk-detecting Wi-Fi mattress, it must be a malware-free…
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The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the Editor One of the pioneers of the modern smartwatch, Pebble, is no more as of this week. The company’s IP and some of its employees are now in Fitbit’s corporate hands, and the prospects of future hardware are officially (mercifull…
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Tots and tech: the best apps to help teach pre-school kids
Some parents worry about children’s exposure to technology, but tech can be educational, and incredibly rewarding, for kids too.Sure, there are times when giving a toddler your phone or tablet seems the best way of keeping them quiet (restaurants? We’ve all been there!). But these powerful little devices… Full Feed
Poverty in Appalachia: New at Reason
Reason’s Ron Bailey returns to his grandparents’ home of McDowell County, West Virginia, the iconic symbol of poverty in America to ask: Why don’t people who live in places with no opportunity just leave? I do not long for the chilly, dusty, impoverished life I remember—my experience of the past…
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Link About It: This Week’s Picks: Beautifully designed book covers, powerful news photos, the color of the year and more
1. 25 Powerful News Photos From 2016 This has been a year of immense tragedy, dizzying highs and mind-boggling surprises. From the world’s biggest refugee crisis since WWII to the US election, there’s been plenty for us to think about—and perhaps…… Continue…
This anti-Trump site snagged a unique domain name
Donald Trump may claim to be all about draining the swamp, but a website made by a former Clinton staffer is calling out how often the president-elect shows his conflicts of interest and money-grabbing ways. Or, in other words, how corrupt AF our new president is, which is exactly what inspired the name…
Slurpable Cereal Straw Spoon
Keep the kiddos from making a mess during breakfast by having them use these neat slurpable cereal straw spoons. Available in a set of six, each plastic spoon features vibrant colors and comes with a built-in straw so you can easily sip your milk as you eat. Check it out $9.99
Amethyst Crystal Pipe
Make your next smoking session a more spiritual experience by sparking up using this amethyst crystal pipe. The pipe is handcrafted from a gorgeous amethyst crystal that displays natural tones of white and purple. Check it out $115.00
STK Multi-Tool
Perform a variety of everyday tasks without having to reach into the toolbox by carrying the STK multi-tool. This little titanium tool combines six useful tools including a money clip, pry bar, bit driver, and screwdriver into a compact portable package. Check it out $80.00
Zipperless Magnetic Sleeping Bag
Say good bye to zippers forever! Now you can instantly and securely open and close your sleeping bag with the NOZIPP sleeping bag. It features a convenient magnetic closure system to offer effortless entry, unparalleled venting and a unique expandable shape. Check it out $399.00
Multi-Color Swirl Icing Coupler
Make your homemade treats look more mouth-watering than ever before using this multi-color swirl icing coupler. It lets you effortlessly create professional looking multi-colored swirls with either two or three different colors. Check it out $6.09
Bubble Sled Experience
Witness our planet’s most spectacular light show without freezing your butt off by gazing upon it inside this bubble sled. This heated bubble offers comfy accommodations for 2 and features a transparent ceiling ideal for viewing the Northern Lights. Check it out $1,500.00
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moederscheimmoonen elevates sports park above a motorway
8,500 m² of colorful fencing consisting of over 1.6 million life-like ‘pixels wrap around this raised sports park in the netherlands. The post moederscheimmoonen elevates sports park above a motorway appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Can tech help San Francisco’s homeless? – CNET
The tech industry is the source of great wealth in San Francisco. Could it also help the city’s least fortunate?
The 12 best Android apps of 2016
Android had an interesting year. From its best flagship literally exploding to Google dropping a set of new phones and a new digital assistant, there was a lot to keep developers on their toes.  Luckily, the Android community was as reliable as ever at turning out creative, fun and seriously useful…
Sportsman 1000W Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter Generator $158
Sportsman 1000W Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter Generator $158
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ICYMI: Godspeed to astronaut John Glenn
Today on In Case You Missed It: Astronaut and Senator John Glenn died this week at the age of 95 and we couldn’t let the first man to orbit the Earth go without a look back at some of his greatest achievements. Meanwhile, MIT researchers were able to show that light therapy broke up Alzheimer’s…
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Nobel Peace Prize: Santos calls for ‘rethink’ of war on drugs
Colombia’s president receives the Nobel Peace Prize and calls for a “rethink” on the war on drugs.
Gift Guide: Michael’s favorite wallet cases for iPhone
I’m excited to share my top picks for useful, minimal wallet cases for iPhone as you think about gift ideas or maybe something for yourself. I’ve included choices that not only check the boxes for what I consider great form, but also provide multiple useful functions. After the break are three solid…
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6 Tips for Identifying Fake News
You’ve likely heard about fake news. But how can you identify it? Here’s six tips — Read more on
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Fossil Octopus Is a Jurassic Jewel
Paleontologists provide a new look at a beautifully preserved fossil cephalopod — Read more on
Exercise Before You Sleep to Stay Warm When Camping
Sleeping bags are designed to retain the heat generated by your body while you sleep to keep you warm. If you’re camping in a chilly environment and the bag by itself isn’t quite cutting it, you can generate some heat the old-fashioned way—with a little exercise before you sleep.As suggested in this…
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The taste of tech: can we control our gadgets with our tongues?
Most of us take for granted how much we use our hands and fingers to control the technology, and therefore the world, around us. From switching on a TV, to communicating via WhatsApp to gaming, we use our digits and sense of touch to do all kinds of things without even really thinking about it. But what…
9 fun iPhone text message tips and tricks
It’s an app you probably use every day, but are you getting the most out of the iPhone’s Messages?  We’ve got some fun tips and tricks to show you how to do more with your SMS, MMS and iMessage communications.  Read on for nine fab ways to save time, better personalize your experience and become a… Full Feed
We Won’t Stop Lone Wolves With More Foreign Interventions
On Monday, an Ohio State University student named Abdul Razak Ali Artan wrote an angry note on Facebook, rammed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus, and then was fatally shot by a police officer as he began charging his victims with a knife. Mercifully, Artan did not manage to kill anyone…
New Bug In Windows 10 Anniversary Update Brings Wi-Fi Disconnects
Some Windows 10 PCs are now experiencing sudden drops in their Wi-Fi connections, with the Network Diagnostics tool reporting “Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration.” An anonymous reader quotes InfoWorld’s Woody Leonhard: I’ve heard from many people who blame the Wi-Fi disconnect on Friday’s KB…
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Yemen suicide bomb kills dozens during payday gathering
A suicide bomber kills at least 35 troops and wounds dozens at an army base in Yemen, officials say.
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Secret CIA report finds Russia interfered to help Trump win election
A secret CIA assessment has found that Russia sought to tip last month’s US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor, The Washington Post reported Friday, a conclusion that drew an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect’s camp.
In symbolic move, Senate passes NASA authorization bill
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a NASA authorization bill late Dec. 9 that, while it will not become law this year, could serve as a template for a similar bill in the next Congress. The Senate passed by unanimous consent an amended version of S. 3346, the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2016,…
Twitch to stream live eSports event from the White House
In a bid to increase health insurance coverage among millennials, basketball star Shaquille O’Neal has announced a competitive gaming event that will take place live at the White House. Numerous eSports stars from around the gaming community will take part in the competition. Starting at 4PM ET on December…
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Nanogenerator Harvests Swipes To Power LCD Screens
There’s a whole lot of energy out there that’s just kind of hanging around. The brakes on cars and trains turn momentum into heat, for example, which we now have systems for recapturing and recycling. But there are many more examples of wasted “ambient” energy that we don’t recapture. Even regular old…
Snoop Dogg’s 2016 recap is a thing of beauty
2016, on the whole, can do one. Whether it was the death of Bowie or the birth of Brexit, the slow motion car crash of the presidential election and the subsequent Trumpocalypse or the hacks, attacks and outages that peppered the year, it was a pretty dismal twelve months. SEE ALSO: All the weed references…
Music documentary ‘808: The Movie’ debuts as Apple Music exclusive
Apple Music has been able to secure a number of exclusive albums and singles for its subscribers since it first launched, but as we’ve heard in recent months, Apple is quickly looking to add video to its offerings. As one of the first of these releases, Apple Music on Friday began streaming the documentary…
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Park Geun-hye impeached: South Korea rally demands full removal
Opponents of impeached President Park Geun-hye rally in Seoul to demand her definitive removal.
Here’s how polling has to adapt before the next presidential election
GUEST: How did we get it so wrong? All of the fancy data-driven electoral maps and visualizations painted a seemingly objective election forecast. Yet the smooth victory for Hillary Clinton that much of the mainstream media anticipated failed to materialize. But blindly blaming pollsters for not anticipating…
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The Domain review: The Internet can be worse than humanity-ravaging epidemics
Trailer for The Domain The Domain, an indie sci-fi thriller borrowing Truman Show themes and Alien aesthetics, starts with a premise near and dear to the genre fan’s heart: a deadly virus (here called the Saharan flu) is wiping out most of humanity. But while The Domain may initially…
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Six places where renewable energy is cheaper than fossil fuels
By Cat DiStasio In the race to reduce the world’s reliance on fossil fuels, cost is a huge factor. It’s taken years, but advances in technology and increases in both efficiency and output have helped bring down the expense of renewable energy, which…
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New trailers: Spider-Man, Transformers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more
I usually use this space to write a little something about what I’ve been watching lately, but this week I kind of just want to ask: why on Earth did every movie studio suddenly decide to release a trailer for its biggest upcoming films? This week has been filled with blockbuster after blockbuster. My…
Top 10 Ways to Speed Up Old Technology
Even if you are building a brand new computer, odds are you have some old gear around the house you’d like to get as much life out of as possible. From phones to old laptops to old TVs, here are some tips to speed up and clean up your older tech.Read more…
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PlayStation Experience 2016 in photos and games: PSX marks the spot
ANAHEIM, California—Last weekend was Sony’s third-annual PlayStation Experience expo, and I lost count of the sheer number of playable, high-quality games slated to launch next year. Hats off to Sony: the company pulled off the most exciting…
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Gambia’s president-elect calls for long-time leader to respect election results
Gambian security forces deployed en masse on Saturday as President-elect Adama Barrow appealed for calm, a day after long-time President Yahya Jammeh reversed course

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