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Republicans Should Snuff Out Deadly Tobacco Rules: New at Reason
While Republicans warn federal agencies against passing “midnight regulations” during the lame-duck session, there are also regulations that have already been passed but haven’t yet been implemented that the GOP and President-Elect Donald Trump should consider revoking. Steven Greenhut and David Bahr…
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Kenya Naivasha: 39 dead as fireball engulfs traffic on road
At least 39 people are dead after a fuel tanker explodes on a road in Naivasha, Kenya.
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Sol Republic Shadow Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones (REFURB) $29.99
Sol Republic Shadow Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones (REFURB) $29.99
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Researchers Successfully Fight Colon Cancer Using Immunotherapy
Slashdot reader schwit1 quotes the New York Times: The remarkable recovery of a woman with advanced colon cancer, after treatment with cells from her own immune system, may lead to new options for thousands of other patients with colon or pancreatic cancer, researchers are reporting. (Shorter non-paywalled…
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3 Possible Smartphone Features for 2017
Innovations, improvements, enhancements, whatever you call it, smartphone manufacturers have done it. In recent years, we have seen everything from auto mechanisms and AMOLED displays to wireless chargers and waterproofing.
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Deal: Nomad Leather Charging Wallet
Price: $50  | BuyAlways have a spare iPhone battery on hand for with Nomad’s handsome black saffiano leather billfold. It measures just 25mm thick when fully loaded with cards and cash, and has a built-in 2400 mAh battery and a MFi-certified Lightning cable. Save 50% in The Awesomer Shop. More…
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Brick Marble Click Clock
Price: $70  | BuyGing-ko’s beautiful portable alarm clock has a wood body with a marble finish. Its white LED digits appear when you snap your fingers, clap your hands, tap the surface that it’s on or when the alarm goes off. It can also display the date and temperature. More Awesome Stuff:…
Mashable
5 ways to safeguard your privacy on Instagram
Protecting your privacy is important across all social networks and Instagram is no exception.  With over 500 million monthly users, the potential audience to view your profile and posts is enormous.  We’re taking a look at a few simple steps you can take to keep your profile and content secure.  Hide…
Lifehacker
Gym Showdown: Free Weights vs. Machines
If you want to get stronger, some kind of resistance training is the way to go. So when you walk into the gym, should you start loading plates onto a barbell or should you just walk up to the first easy-to-use machine you spot? Let’s compare both approaches.The ContendersMost well-supplied gyms will…
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iPad Pro vs Google Pixel C
When you choose what kind of tablet you want to have consider your needs first. There are many tablets in the market designed for every taste. Here we compare two most desirable ones: iPad Pro 9.7 and Google Pixel C.
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This Couple Tricked-Out Their Honda Accord and Made It a Roving Arcade
The meeting of 16th and Mission streets in San Francisco is a busy place. During the day, bible-thumping evangelists with portable microphone amps half-preach, half-yell to passersby in Spanish, trying to wake them up from their daily routines. At night, near the same intersection, a man named Maurice…
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Why is This Praying Mantis Wearing the World’s Tiniest Pair of 3D Glasses?
Animals can teach us a lot about the world, which is why we’re always dragging them into our scientific experiments. While some of this research is downright cruel and unnecessary, some is more bizarre than anything else. In a recent project at Newcastle University
BBC News – World
Cairo church bombing: Eyewitnesses describe fatal attack
Eyewitnesses describe the attack on a Coptic Christian cathedral complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo, which has killed at least 25 people.
Gizmodo
The First Time NASA Docked with a Soviet Spacecraft in Orbit
Two spacecraft drifted closer to one another far above planet Earth, as they prepared to dock. It was July 17th, 1975, and they were about to make history. For the first time, a United States Apollo and Soviet Union Soyuz spacecraft would dock with one another, an enormously symbolic mission that served…
Gizmodo
Even Will Smith Seems Sick of Nostalgic Sequels
It feels like every beloved action, comedy, or action-comedy franchise is getting rebooted with new series and sequels. Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, and, of course, Independence Day. In a way, it makes sense. As Will Smith has pointed out, we love nostalgia. But it turns out, that’s exactly why he stayed…
Gizmodo
This Mechanical Keyboard Is for the Ultimate Nintendo Fanatic
Image: Hyperkin After years of being declared obsolete by video game fans, Nintendo is hot again. The house that Mario built has the hardest Christmas gift to get your hands on with the NES Classic Edition. Super Mario Run hits the iPhone this week. And the Nintendo Switch is only a few months away….
Lifehacker
Sunday’s Best Deals: Amazon Gadget Sale Redux, Your Favorite Travel Mug, and More
Your favorite travel mug, Amazon gadgets, and Watch Dogs 2 lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more…
Lifehacker
Gym Showdown: Free Weights vs. Machines
If you want to get stronger, some kind of resistance training is the way to go. So when you walk into the gym, should you start loading plates onto a barbell or should you just walk up to the first easy-to-use machine you spot? Let’s compare both approaches.Read more…
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The Kid Should See This/Travel tip/Quora email digest
Listenable: Some of the best music being written these days is for movie soundtracks. Because they usually lack dialog and lyrics, I find movie scores easy to listen to while working. If you want some suggestions to start with, this is a decent list of the best scores since the start of this century….
Mashable
Teen magazine shocks readers with scorched-earth takedown of Trump
With fake news reports and factually dubious tweets clouding the U.S. media atmosphere, readers are searching for a voice of reason to cut through all the noise. Many people, it seems, found that voice from an unexpected outlet: Teen Vogue. The U.S. fashion magazine, geared specifically to “teen girls,”…
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Sunday’s Best Deals: Amazon Gadget Sale Redux, Your Favorite Travel Mug, and More
Your favorite travel mug, Amazon gadgets, and Watch Dogs 2 lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more…
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After months without sleep, binge watching became my remedy
In 2016, 4AM became a close friend. I’d awake with no provocation, roll over to check my phone, and mutter a string of my favorite swears. My insomnia was as reliable as it was frustrating, but it was unusual for me, too. All my life, I’d bragged about my ability to fall into a deep, coma-like state…
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The Clarity of Disruption | Antonio Medrano | TEDxSantaBarbara
Antonio Medrano and his acapella group Airplay love to blend their voices in song, but his past has also included moments of discord. This talk goes through his journey of realizing that disruptive choices have been necessary to gain the clarity of what produces inner harmony and fulfillment. Original…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
harley davidson sportster 883 ‘opera’ custom motorcycle by south garage
south garage’s ‘opera’ motorcycle’s curved spine features a black stretched and stainless fuel tank lowering its profile, highlighted with exquisite copper and brass accents. The post harley davidson sportster 883 ‘opera’ custom motorcycle by south garage appeared first on designboom | architecture…
Mashable
Patti Smith will break your heart with this Bob Dylan tribute
Need something soothing as 2016 finally (finally!) draws to a close? Let Patti Smith’s rendition of Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” make you cry and then build you back up. Smith performed the rendition at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, where an absent Dylan was awarded the Nobel…
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Kurdish militants claim deadly twin blasts in Istanbul
Kurdish militants have claimed responsibility for coordinated double attacks near an Istanbul soccer stadium Saturday night that killed 30 police officers and at least eight others.
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Sunday Hangover
It’s been a rough couple of nights. Get a greasy sandwich and give your brain a rest. It’s time to kick back with some of our favorite videos and visuals from the past week.
Slashdot
NSA’s Best Are ‘Leaving In Big Numbers,’ Insiders Say
schwit1 quotes CyberScoop: Low morale at the National Security Agency is causing some of the agency’s most talented people to leave in favor of private sector jobs, former NSA Director Keith Alexander told a room full of journalism students, professors and cybersecurity executives Tuesday. The retired…
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Trump tweets CNN is peddling fake news (no, not about Russia) – CNET
Commentary: Saturday sees the president-elect address what, for him, is the most important news.
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Connecticut case challenges use of cellphone tower evidence
An appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court is adding to the divided legal landscape nationwide surrounding the validity of cellphone tower evidence used in criminal trials.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Promising no censorship, social network Gab draws ‘alt-right’
Squeezed out of Twitter and other social media websites cracking down on hate speech, far-right activists are finding a home on a new platform that promises never to censor content.
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Download of the day: VSDC Free Video Editor
VSDC Free Video Editor Imagine a video editor that enabled you to create projects in Full HD, export in MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, XVID, DIVX, FLV and MPG, included useful visual and audio effects and could export to DVD and devices such as iPods, Xboxes and phones. Now imagine the price. Nope! It’s zero!…
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It’s Really Hard to Make Money with Virtual Reality Games
The sad reality of virtual reality development is that profitability remains an elusive dream. With all three major headsets now on the market, we’re now in what should have been the heyday of VR development, but to hear it from Eerie Bear Game’s Joe Radak in a post on Medium published Friday, you’re…
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Killer Robots Won’t Go to War If Global Movement Has Its Way
Much ink has been spilled in recent years about the rise of killer robots. A movement to ensure no blood is shed by autonomous weapons—machines that kill or maim without a human behind the joystick or keyboard—is racing to pre-emptively ban the technology before robots go to war. “We’re talking a wide…
Scientific American Content: Global
Cassini’s Grand Finale, Part I: Ring-Grazing and Turbulence
Long-lived space mission starts a bold last-dance with gas giant Saturn — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Delta Echo Ammo Can Knife Set
First the ammo, then the fire. On the range, and now in the kitchen, courtesy of Delta Echo Products’ ammo can knife blocks and cutlery sets. Arm yourself with the tools you’ll need to cube, trim, slice, and dice your ingredients into shape before they meet the fire of your grill, the fire of your stove,…
ArchDaily
Dean & Deluca’s STAGE by Ole Scheeren Debuts at Design Miami 2016
Courtesy of Dean & DeLuca STAGE, a protoype for a new chef-led fast food concept, has debuted last week at Design Miami. Designed by internationally renowned architect Ole Scheeren for New York-based gourmet market and food supplier Dean & DeLuca, STAGE highlights interactive preparation,…
TechSpot
Weekend tech reading: Crytek devs going unpaid, Michigan legalizes self-driving cars
Crytek is once again facing complaints that it isn’t paying its workers, with some alleging they have not seen a paycheck in more than a month. The complaints have appeared on social media and have spread through Reddit, all alleging delays…
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Magic Leap CEO Promises Production Tests Have Begun For ‘Mixed Reality’ Headsets
“[A]fter a particularly critical report earlier this week, the notoriously secretive company appears to be in damage control mode,” writes Mashable. An anonymous reader summarizes their report: Thursday a reporter “highlighted the company’s first promotional video as more Weta Workshop special effects…
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The sequel to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth will premiere in January
Al Gore released his climate change documentary, An Inconvenient Truth back in 2006, and just over a decade later, he’s set to premiere a sequel at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19th. The new film will follow his efforts during those 10 years to bring awareness to our changing climate. “Now…
io9
The Insides of Ordinary Objects in Macro Glory
The advancements in consumer-level photography mean that we have a lot of good people out there giving us a fresh look at things we’ve seen a million times. Things like the inside of a tube of toothpaste, or a stick of deodorant, or a pomegranate. In the past, you might get a glimpse of this sort of…
Architizer
BELLE EPOQUE
The Kirchberg Hospital and the Clinique Bohler plan to build a new extension. For the maternity on the 3rd floor, the Clinique Bohler organized a limited competition among several architects, among which were an office from Paris and two from Luxembourg. Dagli atelier d’architecture was selected…
The Manual
Bring your home theater up to speed with Emotiva’s BasX MC-700 processor
Emotiva Audio Corporation wants to prove that high-end audio doesn’t mean absurdly high prices. The post Bring your home theater up to speed with Emotiva’s BasX MC-700 processor appeared first on The Manual.
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Samsung UN24H4000 24in LED LCD HDTV $49.99
Samsung UN24H4000 24in LED LCD HDTV $49.99
Physics News
Nanoceramic material for more safe and economical nuclear reactors
An international team of researchers has created a nanoceramic material that not only can withstand the harsh effects of radiation, but also becomes tougher under radiation.
The Awesomer
Viking Ship Fire Pit
Price: ~$409  | BuyWhile fiery Norse ships are normally reserved for viking funerals, we’ll make an exception for this truly awesome handmade fire pit from sculptor Trevor McIntire of ImagineMetalArt. It’s made from 18 ga. sheet steel and measures about 40″ long x 16″ wide. More Awesome Stuff:…
BBC News – World
Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh to contest election defeat in court
Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh says he will launch a legal challenge after his election defeat.
ArchDaily
UC Irvine Announces Plan for Sustainable Active Learning Building in the Heart of Campus
Courtesy of LMN Architects The University of California, Irvine has selected LMN Architects and Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction to design and build a new $46 million classroom and office building project. In the campus’s central greenspace, the new 70,000-square-foot building will promote…
Scientific American Content: Global
13 Bird Species Declared Extinct
All of these species were newly recognized by science—but it was too late to save them — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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On SNL, ‘Breaking Bad’s Walter White joins Trump cabinet – CNET
Commentary: Claiming he met Trump strategist in a Bretibart comments section, Bryan Cranston’s high school science teacher can only be in charge of one government agency.
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5 ways to learn a new language on your way to work
There’s nothing like the smug feeling of being on holiday and ordering a plate of chips in the native tongue (regardless of how bad your accent probably is). And what’s brilliant is your smartphone has become the perfect portal to do just that – and with minimal effort compared to having attend night…
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Facebook adds a ‘fake news’ reporting option (updated)
Facebook has been getting dragged hard since November 8th — and rightfully so — given the unprecedented amount of shitposts and fake news that dominated the social site in the months leading up to the election. After his initial defense of “nuh-uh, wasn’t us” fell on deaf ears, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg…
Big Think
It’s Now Illegal for Bots to Beat You to All the Good Tickets
The just-passed federal Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act makes it illegal for ticket scalpers to acquire tickets using software bots.Read More
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What’s the right price for a VR game? Nobody seems to know
The last time I clearly remember saying a non-VR game was “worth the price,” it was 2013. The game was The Swapper, and I remember because game developer Jon Blow went on a Twitter rant about the turn of phrase soon after, which may or may not have been directed at me. Regardless, I figured he was right:…
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Manfrotto MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod $18.99
Manfrotto MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod $18.99
VentureBeat
Here’s how cyber attacks get worse in 2017
GUEST: It was speculated 2016 would see even more cybersecurity activity than 2015, and it did not disappoint. Consider the $81 million stolen from Bangladesh Bank, the 500 million accounts swiped from Yahoo, or the 19,000 emails leaked from Democratic Party officials in the run-up to the election. Not…
Man of Many
Honey, I Blew Up the Lamp – The Anglepoise 1227 Giant Collection
Remember that 80s film Honey I Shrunk the Kids and the sequel with the giant toddler? Yeah, you do. It appears Anglepoise does too or at least wants to explore that same feeling of being dwarfed by giant appliances. The 1227 Giant Collection is a range of lighting that resembles desk lamps but has been…
Digital Trends
How to use Apple Pay to buy things in stores and online
Whether you’re shopping online or walking through a physical store, when the time comes to pay, you have to use your debit or credit card. This usually involves either entering the 16-digit number on the card or swiping it through a card reader, but what if there were an easier, faster way to pay? A…
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Samsung 128GB PRO Select Micro SDXC Memory Card (95MB/s) $59.99
Samsung 128GB PRO Select Micro SDXC Memory Card (95MB/s) $59.99
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Google Global Cache Is Coming to Cuba
“The Associated Press reports that on Monday Eric Schmidt will be in Havana to sign a deal bringing Google Global Cache to Cuba,” writes lpress. Here’s some details from the AP’s report on the deal. Cuba suffers from some of the world’s slowest internet speeds due to a range of problems that include…
Gizmodo
Trump Says He Doesn’t Need Daily Intelligence Briefings Because He’s ‘You Know, Like, a Smart Person’
In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Sunday, Donald Trump, who has no idea what the office of the President entails and doesn’t give a fuck about it, confirmed reports that he is indeed receiving intelligence briefings much less frequently than previous President-elects have.Read more…
BBC News – World
Romania election: Left ‘set to return to power’
Romania’s leftists are set to return to power in Sunday’s general election, exit polls suggest.
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Bank and credit card apps are starting to get pretty good
When did banking apps from the big finance giants suddenly get good? Lately I’m finding the various money-related apps on my phone (Bank of America, Citibank, Capital One) to be genuinely helpful and capable of things that they couldn’t do even a year ago. They’re even becoming intuitive. I can temporarily…
Lifehacker
Turn Tic Tac Boxes Into Fridge Magnets with Storage
The humble Tic Tac box keeps on giving long after you’ve finished the mints. Its shape and size make it perfect for repurposing it into a tiny storage box that hangs on your fridge.Read more…
Architizer
House Haller
The vision was a customised building, incorporating the impressive panorama at the foot of the Alps with a lifestyle demanding variable solutions. The owner’s specifications were a house combining living and working areas under one roof. The entire design of this compact house conforms to the…
Gizmodo
Brother’s Tricked-Out HL-2380DW Laser Printer Is Back Down To $100
Brother HL-2380DW Laser Printer, $100If you’re still wrestling with a terrible inkjet printer at home, do yourself a solid and pick up the reliable Brother HL-2380DW monochrome laser printer today for just $100 today.Read more…
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Giani Countertop Paint Kits
I’m cool with Rolex knockoffs, dogs from the pound, and the drug store’s brand of cough syrup if it means I save a wad of cash and still end up with a pretty decent watch / buddy / night’s sleep. Why should faux granite countertops be any different? Especially when Giani’s paint kits for existing laminate…
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Japanese City Tags Elderly Dementia Sufferers With Barcodes
“The Japanese city of Iruma has introduced scannable adhesive barcodes to tag fingernails of senior citizens with dementia who are prone to getting lost as a way to help concerned families find missing loved ones,” writes HughPickens.com, citing this article from Japan Times: The adhesive QR-coded seals…
Mashable
Magical scientists name spider after the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter
J.K. Rowling’s stamp of approval can make or break just about anything, and a new spider species was sorted into the cool kids club by Rowling herself.  Researchers in Mumbai named a new species Eriovixia gryffindori after Godric Gryffindor because it looks like it’s wearing the famed Sorting Hat from…
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It’s Probably an Appropriate Time to Learn About the Imposter Phenomenon
The feeling that you don’t belong somewhere is common. It can be fleeting, like accidentally boarding a train headed the wrong way. Sometimes, it’s less temporary.Perhaps you’re the only person of color in your office. You worry that others might have better experience, you figure they must be smarter,…
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The People Who Sell You Legal Weed Don’t Know Enough About It
When I first received my medical marijuana card, my visits to the local dispensary were generally long, drawn out affairs. The bud tenders on staff would meticulously walk me through each strain on display, describing in detail their psychoactive and somatic effects. As someone prone to cannabis-induced…
BBC News – World
Brazil Chapecoense: Tributes paid to team as season ends
Top Brazilian football clubs pay tribute to Chapecoense on the final day of the season.
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What Star Wars learned from its prequel problem
Rogue One, hitting theaters next week, is an experiment on the part of Lucasfilm to see if the Star Wars franchise can survive without having a Skywalker starring in a central role. Described as standalone films, they have the potential to tell different types of stories than the backbone films of the…
Man of Many
The Axi2 from Nepdesign is the Ultimate Hoverboard
Since 2000, Korean firm Nepdesign has been passionately developing products that harmonise premium modern quality with a diverse range of experiences. Nepdesign’s Axi2 Hoverboard is the first of its kind to combine aerodynamic functionality (that won’t result in a house fire) with a sleek and futuristic…
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Mohawks become first tribe to take down a federal dam
A century after the first commercial dam was built on the St. Regis River, blocking the spawning runs of salmon and sturgeon, the stream once central to the traditional culture of New York’s Mohawk Tribe is flowing freely once again.
Lifehacker
This Video Breaks Down the Earth’s Geological History
From the formation of continents to the creation of mountain ranges, it took Earth a long time to get where it is today. Leave it to SciShow to explain four billion years’ worth of history in less than ten minutes.SciShow squeezes a heap of information on the Earth’s history into a brief, condensed guide,…
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Warm Up Your Life With These 13 Freestanding Fireplace Designs
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Trump’s Secretary of State Pick and Putin Want to Drill for Oil in the Arctic
Tillerson and Putin. Image: premier.gov.ru/Wikimedia CommonsOn Friday, President Obama signed an executive order to protect part of Alaska’s Arctic known as the North Bering Sea from future oil well drilling. The news was met with enthusiasm by environmentalists and Alaska Native tribes, but the celebration…
Digital Trends
Adidas opens up industrial tech NYC flagship store
In an ever-escalating retail game of chess or “anything you can do, I can do better,” Adidas has opened up a new high-tech retail outpost in New York City. You’ll recall that Nike recently did the same thing. Some things never change — these two sneaker titans have been battling it out for the hearts,…
Digital Trends
Bob Dylan absent for Nobel prize, sends acceptance speech
Bob Dylan has always gone down his own path, forging his own legacy and creating a body of work that has stood the test of time — in this case, a true American original. Dylan was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature back in October, and since then the award has been shrouded, much like…
Mashable
Here’s what ‘The Matrix’ would look like without any special effects
When The Matrix first came out in 1999, it blew away viewers with its insane special effects, including the groundbreaking use of “bullet time.” But what would it look without any special effects at all? Our CineFix series, Homemade Movies, serves up DIY-style versions of your favorite trailers and…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
This gluten free sweet potato miso will add some color to your day
These brilliant purple sweet potato noodles are more than just colorful: they’re healthy, delicious, vegan, and gluten free! This veggie-stuffed miso recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Read on for the complete recipe. READ MORE >
designboom | architecture & design magazine
jungmo seungyeon’s woven lamp embeds korean hanji patterns
when the lamp is on, horizontal and vertical patterns intersect to create a harmonious and intimate lighting. The post jungmo seungyeon’s woven lamp embeds korean hanji patterns appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
VentureBeat
9 things your startup doesn’t need to reach $10 million in revenue
GUEST: As an early stage entrepreneur, you’ll rarely be short of people offering their (often unsolicited) advice, and many of them will tell you that you can’t succeed as a startup without doing X, Y, and Z. Don’t listen to them. From my experience of bootstrapping a company to over $25 million ARR…
VentureBeat
Why Qualcomm believes that the future of VR and AR is mobile
Qualcomm Technologies is bullish on virtual reality and augmented reality, but it isn’t satisfied with the technology yet. The company is crafting its latest mobile processors and other technology so that VR and AR can become untethered, show imagery with higher resolution, use better displays, and…
VentureBeat
Windows will support VR headsets with different specs for framerate, resolution, and field-of-view
Microsoft is looking to unify manufacturers around using Windows to power mixed reality headsets, with a plan to support HMDs featuring a wide range of specifications. Next year, Microsoft plans to support headsets from manufacturers like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo starting at just $300, and by…
ArchDaily
Finishing Touches Applied to Foster + Partners’ Apple Campus 2
Following an unofficial update in August 2016, Apple’s Campus 2 is entering the final stages of construction. A new drone video, captured by aerial videographer Matthew Roberts earlier this month, shows the ‘Research and Development’ facility nearing full completion and…
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Watch NASA Launch New Hurricane-Chasing Satellites From a Plane-Riding Rocket
Update: The Monday CYGNSS launch attempt was scrubbed due to irregular pressure readings in the hydraulic system of the Pegasus rocket release system, along with poor weather conditions, according to NASA. The launch has been tentatively delayed to Tuesday at 8:30 AM EST.On Monday, NASA plans to launch…
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Robots Are Already Replacing Fast-Food Workers
An anonymous reader quotes Recode: Technology that replaces food service workers is already here. Sushi restaurants have been using machines to roll rice in nori for years, an otherwise monotonous and time-consuming task. The company Suzuka has robots that help assemble thousands of pieces of sushi…
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Yosemite Mug Rack
These rustic mug trees are handcrafted from reclaimed sections of mangosteen wood that let you hang your favorite coffee mugs from the branches.Click Here For Complete Details
BBC News – World
Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city
The Islamic State group retakes the Syrian city of Palmyra, despite a fierce Russian air assault.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Algerian journalist dies during hunger strike against prison sentence
A lawyer says an Algerian journalist on a hunger strike to protest a two-year sentence for offending President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died in a hospital in the capital.
The Awesomer
The New York Times’ Machinists
LinkWe’ve all heard a million times that print is dead, yet publications like the New York Times continue to print hundreds of thousands of newspapers on a daily basis. Motherboard introduces us the three of the dedicated men who keep their presses running 365 days a year. More Awesome Stuff: Making…
BBC News – World
Bill English to be New Zealand’s PM
Bill English is confirmed as New Zealand’s prime minister, after John Key’s surprise resignation
Mashable
14 great memes that came out of the hellhole that was 2016
The memes of 2016 reflect a year filled with a lot of … errrr ..feelings.  There was crying, anger and a frog riding a unicycle. And in the weirdest year yet of the 21st century, funny stuff on the internet just might have been 2016’s saving grace. So we’re taking a look back at the dopest memes…
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Tim Cook to Attend Donald Trump’s Tech Summit on Wednesday
Apple CEO Tim Cook is among a small group of tech leaders who plan to attend President-elect Donald Trump’s reported tech summit at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Wednesday, according to Recode. Apple CEO Tim Cook and President-elect Donald Trump (Photo: Gage Skidmore) Other attendees will allegedly…
TechSpot
Faraday Future’s mystery ride lines up for a race against a Ferrari, Tesla and Bentley in new teaser
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future has published yet another teaser clip, this time showing its first production vehicle lining up for a drag race against what appears to be a Ferrari 488 Italia, a Bentley Bentayga and a Tesla Model S.
Mashable
Uber will now pretend your car is a ship from ‘Star Wars’
Can’t wait for Rogue One? Order an Uber.  The ride-hailing company is partnering with Disney to turn the Uber app into an IRL Star Wars experience.  Riders can opt into the promotion, which replaces images of Uber cars with Star Wars starships and plays “exclusive video content” around the theme. …
Digital Trends
Track heat, light, humidity, or movement with tiny QBiq Wi-Fi-connected sensors
The Internet of Things (IoT) doesn’t have to be complicated. Forget about inventory tracking, crop management, or whole-home integrated security systems. What if you just want to get a text message or mobile notification when the mail carrier delivers to your mailbox? Simple tasks like open mailbox tracking…
Big Think
Yale Neuroscientists Can Now Determine Human Intelligence Through Brain Scans
Safeguards must be put into place before a Minority Report scenario crops up.  Read More
Mashable
Check out these epic Christmas lights synced to AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’
With the holidays around the corner, there are plenty of homes around trying to out-do each other  when it comes to decorative lighting. But it’s unlikely anyone will beat this display by Greg Jaeschke from Shepparton, Australia. It syncs up to music. Epic music. SEE ALSO: Watch this voguing Santa…
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Korean startup prevents fire with the power of IoT
South Korean startup Nare IoT Lab has developed an arc fault fire prevention system based on IoT technology that will allow farmers to protect livestock.
TechCrunch
Protecting America’s critical infrastructure must remain a priority
 America’s dependence on technology and web-based communication has forever changed the way government functions at every level. But it’s not only highly sensitive data and intellectual property that government officials must keep secure; America’s access to drinking water, electricity, transportation…
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Nanotechnology discovery could lead to low-power night vision
Night vision technology is essential on the modern battlefield but is not without its shortcomings. Conventional night vision goggles (NVGs) have been compared to looking “through toilet paper tubes” on account of their drastically diminished periphe…
Lifehacker
No, Wearing Hats All the Time Won’t Make You Go Bald
There are a few things that are known to induce hair loss, but wearing hats isn’t one of them—even if you wear one every day. Here’s the truth about that old wives’ tale.In this video from the Mental Floss YouTube channel, Craig Benzine explains the leading causes of hair loss: poor nutrition, drugs,…
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110dB Lung-Powered Signal Horn
Strictly speaking, Attwood Marine’s Bellow Signal Horn is meant for boaters and sailers, a tool to be kept on board for use in alerting others of your presence, or draw attention in emergency situations. You can also use it on land for the same purposes–a call for help, an attempt to keep wild animals…
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Exploring the best camping trailers of 2016
For the past three years, we’ve been doing a year-end round-up of the year’s most interesting motorhomes and camping trailers. This year, we’re splitting those categories up because we’ve witnessed such an explosion of interesting new trailers. From ruggedized, off-road adventure trailers to…
9to5Mac
Apple reiterates plans for Swift 3.1 release in Spring 2017, offers new details on changes
As it originally announced back in July, Apple has confirmed that it plans to release Swift 3.1 sometime during the Spring of 2017. Following the Swift 3.1 release, focus will shift to Swift 4. Swift 3.1 is intended to be source compatible with Swift 3.0. It will contain a few additive enhancements…
Next Big Future
A few Magnets with controllable voltages could replace millions of lasers for large scale trapped ion quantum computers
Ion trap quantum computers hold and manipulate charged particles, called ions, to encode information. But to make a processor that works faster than a classical computer would require millions of such traps, each controlled with its own precisely aligned laser – making it extremely complicated.Now, Winfried…
Man of Many
Yecup 365 is a Temperature Adjustable Travel Mug
Cold coffee is the worst. Coffee that’s too hot to drink is the second worst. It’s literally a painful tease of things to come. That’s where Yecup 365 comes in. Yecup is the first temperature adjustable smart mug that can cool or heat your drink, all day while on the go. Fine-tune your drink’s temperature…
Gizmodo
Microsoft Bot Makes Your Worst Pop Culture Nightmares Come True
Image: Projectmurphy.netCrossovers are a mainstay of pop culture, but they rarely address the deepest questions posed by their fictional universes. “What if Guy Fieri was Han Solo?” you might ask. “What if the Joker had a beard?” Thanks to a criminally deranged Skype bot named Murphy, you needn’t wonder…
Gizmodo
Donald Trump Clarifies His Plans for Destroying the Environment
A remarkable thing occurred today. It was a Sunday morning, and instead of critiquing last night’s Saturday Night Live, Donald Trump decided to talk about all the things he’s going to change. He talked about lots and lots of things—including climate change.Read more…
VentureBeat
Blockchain and humanitarian causes: Helping those who need it most
GUEST: Blockchain isn’t just for fintech. Several organizations, such as Bitnation, are using it to assist those in dire need, such as refugees and victims of human trafficking. According to the UN Human Rights Council figures, 65 million people are currently displaced. That’s one in every 113 people…
SlashGear
3 Unexpected Gifts for People Who Have Everything
Everyone loves to receive gifts, but the best presents are those you know are fantastic from first-hand experience. If you want to surprise the people you love most, there’s nothing better than to catch them off-guard with something you know they’ll use – these are the gifts that keeps on giving. Whether…
Next Big Future
More investment needed in quantum computing
The United States needs to invest more in quantum computing according to White House assistant director of cybersecurity Tim Polk. While the federal government has been funding quantum research for decades—quantum refers to a computing paradigm that relies on particles known as qubits instead of the…
SlashGear
Best Buy PS4 Slim, Xbox One S prices drop for the holidays
‘Tis the season to be jolly and to use up that hard earned cash for the deals you’ve been waiting all year long. If you’ve been waiting for the latest gen gaming consoles to drop to their lowest, now might be the best time to buy. And the best play to buy those might be, you guessed it, from Best … Continue…
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2016’s five best virtual reality headsets
This year made consumer virtual reality headsets, well, a reality. Major hardware players now have affordable offerings on the market, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
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Fishpool Aquarium – Betta Fish Swimming Pool with Diving Board
This fun betta fish bowl is shaped like a miniature glass swimming pool complete with a copper diving board, should it so choose to decide to practice some high dives or majestic belly flops.Click Here For Complete Details
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
“Invisible” images created with off-the-shelf inkjet printers
Using inks created from artificial materials that exhibit properties not found in nature (aka metamaterials) and commercially-available inkjet printers, researchers at the University of Utah have developed a way to create images only visible using polarized sub-millimeter electromagnetic waves….
BBC News – World
Venezuela to swap highest denomination banknotes for coins
Venezuela announces it will replace the 100-bolivar bill with coins to tackle smuggling gangs.
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Daydream and Stream: Netflix and HBO VR apps now available in the Google Play store
Previously only available on the Oculus store for Samsung Gear VR users, the Netflix VR app is now available to download on the Google Play store. Additionally, HBO has also dropped two new Daydream-supported VR apps on the Google Play store, with new HBO NOW VR and HBO GO VR apps offering subscribers…
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Improving the mechanical properties of polymer gels through molecular design
A research team has developed new approach to strengthen polymer gels by changing the length of polymer “thread” per molecular “bead”.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Neurosurgeons harness 3-D technology to map brain during surgery
Neurosurgeons have begun using a high-definition imaging device to see inside the brain during surgery, allowing them to map safer pathways to reach and remove tumors. The device, called Brightmatter Guide, works like a GPS, providing real-time, brightly colored 3-D images.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Exploring the evolutionary history of the immune system
Researchers have found that human ALOX15 appears to have developed a much higher capacity to stimulate the production of these lipid mediators than the enzyme variant found in lower primates.
9to5Mac
‘Dongle Dangler’ Kickstarter project aims to help you keep track of your 3.5mm headphone adapter
Apple made the courageous decision to remove the headphone jack with the release of the iPhone 7, but in an effort to ease the transition, the company included a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter with every purchase. One issue people have suffered from, however, is keeping track of that adapter. A new Kickstarter…
Slashdot
IBM’s Watson Used In Life-Saving Medical Diagnosis
“Supercomputing has another use,” writes Slashdot reader rmdingler, sharing a story that quotes David Kenny, the General Manager of IBM Watson: “There’s a 60-year-old woman in Tokyo. She was at the University of Tokyo. She had been diagnosed with leukemia six years ago. She was living, but not healthy….
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Dobot lends a robotic hand to small businesses
Running a small business is challenging enough without trying to compete with a factory full of robotic arms. To help level the playing field, a Chinese startup has unveiled the Dobot M1, a consumer-level programmable robotic arm with interchangeable tool heads and kits for soldering, sorting,…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Sand absorbs high-speed ballistic impact better than steel
Scientists have found that when a projectile is fired at a sand block at high speed, it absorbs more than 85 per cent of the energy exerted against it. This ability to resist the impact increases with the speed of the projectile, even at high velocities.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Moderate exercise improves memory dysfunction caused by type 2 diabetes
Researchers show that moderate exercise may improve hippocampal memory dysfunction caused by type 2 diabetes and that enhanced transport of lactate to neurons may be the underlying mechanism.
Next Big Future
Bill Gates will lead a new $1 billion fund for breakthroughs in Energy
Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation. The Microsoft co-founder and his all-star line-up of fellow investors plan to announce tomorrow the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, which will begin making investments next…
Big Think
How Stoicism, a 2000-Year-Old Philosophy, Is Making a Comeback as a Life Hack
An ancient philosophy is becoming popular again thanks to author Ryan Holiday.Read More
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Rival parties both claim victory in Macedonia elections
Macedonia’s ruling conservatives and the opposition Social Democrats both claimed victory in snap elections held Sunday in the hope of solving a two-year long deep political crisis.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Natural gas and wind are the lowest-cost generation technologies for much of the U. S.
Natural gas and wind are the lowest-cost technology options for new electricity generation across much of the U.S. when cost, public health impacts and environmental effects are considered, according to new research.
TechCrunch
Honda invests in Southeast Asia-based Uber rival Grab
 Southeast Asia’s Grab, a ride-sharing rival to Uber, has welcomed a new backer after Honda announced an undisclosed investment in the company today. Read More
Next Big Future
Technology leaders will meet with Trump on Wednesday in New York
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk plans to be in attendance at President-elect Donald Trump’s meeting of tech-industry executives this Wednesday in New York, according to people familiar with the matter.Musk is the chief executive of electric-car maker Tesla Motors and rocket company Space Exploration…
CNET News.com
John Cena plays perfect ’80s bully in ‘SNL’ ‘Karate Kid’ skit – CNET
The wrestler spoofed the 1984 film’s big fight to perfection, only this time, it ended slightly more realistically.
BBC News – World
Nigeria Maiduguri: Two ‘young girls’ in bomb attack
Two girls said to be aged seven or eight are involved in a bomb attack at a Nigerian market.
Gizmodo
Report: Elon Musk Also Flying to Trump Tower to Kiss the Ring
Photo: APOn Saturday, we learned that Tim Cook and Sheryl Sandberg were among a handful of tech moguls being summoned to Donald Trump’s gilded lair for a mysterious summit this week, but the full roster of invitees remained unknown. Today, The Wall Street Journal revealed another name on the President-elect’s…
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Researchers digitally reconstruct the face of a legendary Scottish king
Robert the Bruce, a medieval warrior and hero-king of the Scottish people, is something of an enigma. While his exploits in battle against both domestic rivals and British occupiers have been well-documented, descriptions of his physical appearance h…
VentureBeat
How chatbots will become better at listening
GUEST: Digital assistants are increasingly making their way into our everyday lives, not only via mobile devices, but also through home devices, cars, and more. As their scope widens, the technology powering them must evolve and deepen to fit people’s ever-growing expectations and pace of life. With…
VentureBeat
What we gain (and lose) when we give chatbots permission to use our data
GUEST: Living in the 21st century means you’re no longer anonymous. Whether you own a social media account or not, our connected lives tell more about us, our habits, our preferences, and our daily routes than ever before — all in return for convenience. The days of our social media intertwining with…
CNET News.com
‘The Fate of the Furious’ trailer is delightfully insane – Roadshow
Betrayal. Showdowns. Charlize Theron. The newest Fast and the Furious flick has ’em all.
Slashdot
Why Did Japan Just Ratify The TPP?
The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership can’t go into effect without U.S. approval, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has acknowledged. Yet despite president-elect Trump’s promise to withdraw from the agreement — Friday Japan’s parliament voted to approve it. An anonymous reader quotes the Business…
Next Big Future
In 2016 Supercomputers merged with AI and by 2018 there will AI machines with Exaflop power
Nextbigfuture will have several articles over the next few weeks reviewing developments in 2016 and looking ahead to developments over the next few years. Here we look at 2016 in computers. Later articles will look at medicine, life extension, energy, space and other areas.The biggest developments in…
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President Obama meets Bill Murray for golf in the Oval Office
President Barack Obama only has weeks left in office, so it’s only natural that he has a little fun before he leaves. First up? A little golf practice with Bill Murray.  SEE ALSO: The Obamas sent out their final White House Christmas card and Twitter is in love In a tweet posted by the White House…
Digital Trends
Fast and Furious sequel ‘The Fate of the Furious’ finally has its first trailer
If there’s one crystal-clear takeaway from the first trailer for The Fate of the Furious, it’s that after seven installments, the Fast and Furious franchise still isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Universal Pictures released the trailer for the eighth chapter of the hit film series over the weekend,…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
The Cancer Lottery
Finding telltale mutations in tumors and targeting those cancers with precisely selected drugs is the newest front in the war on cancer. Now researchers just have to figure out why it doesn’t work for everyone.
TechSpot
A Primer on Staying Secure and Anonymous on the Dark Web
For every criminal using technology to temporarily shield themselves from justice, there’s a law-abiding journalist communicating with a crucial source. Those who plan to continue using encryption and anonymization software ought to double-down on their security. Here’s a brief overview of tips and services…
Mises Institute
Why Markets Produce “a Race to the Top”
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe EntrepreneurWhy Markets Produce “a Race to the Top”Political TheoryValue and Exchange 0 Views Many Americans trust the market to some extent but worry that capitalism will create a race to the bottom without government intervention. In their mind,…
Gear Patrol
50 Stores Worth Shopping This Holiday Season
From Minnesota to Miami, these are the brick-and-mortar retailers to seek out first in all matters of personal style. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
6 Desktop Monitors to Improve Your Daily View
Open your eyes to the widescreen beauty of a full-width monitor. …Read More »
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Blake Stitching Makes All the Difference in This High-End Italian Shoe
Premium construction, sleek profile. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the DIYer
Handy tools and products for a man with a never-ending list of projects. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: December 12, 2016
How to save on a Sony mirrorless camera, cashmere gloves and a three-bike car rack. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: December 12, 2016
A rustic camera bag, a hard-wearing apron, Star Wars–themed winter jackets and much more. …Read More »
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Leftist party on course for Romania election victory, say exit polls
Romania’s leftist Social Democrats (PSD) won Sunday’s parliamentary election by a wide margin, exit polls showed, putting them in a strong position to form a coalition government with a junior ally.
Gear Patrol
5 Professional Photographers, 5 Different Camera Systems
The shot is the finished product. This gear gets you there. …Read More »
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The Ultimate Briefcase
Tech devices, analog writing instruments and daily goods, all carried in premium Swedish leather. …Read More »
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University of Michigan teams with Google to track Flint water crisis
Thanks to the prolific ineptitude of elected officials, the water in Flint, Michigan has been tainted with lead and undrinkable for more than a year. And while the federal government has, just last week, finally gotten around to earmarking $170 milli…
BBC News – World
Donald Trump questions ‘One China’ policy
President-elect Donald Trump considers whether the US should continue its “One China” policy.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
TOP 10 architecture projects that integrated nature in 2016
from an earthquake memorial museum in china to a proposal to excavate new york’s central park, take a look at our roundup of schemes that interact with the natural world. The post TOP 10 architecture projects that integrated nature in 2016 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Self-healing nano-spacecraft could reach Alpha Centauri in 20 years
With our current technology, it would take a conventional spacecraft over 18,000 years to reach the nearest star, Alpha Centauri, but calculations indicate a nano-spacecraft made from a silicon chip and traveling at one fifth the speed of light could make the journey in just 20 years. The problem…
Brain Pickings
Descartes on the Vital Relationship Between Hope and Fear
“When hope is so strong that it altogether drives out fear, its nature changes and it becomes complacency.” Hope — a faculty decidedly different from and far more muscular than optimism — remains our most potent antidote to the passivity and resignation of cynicism. The great humanistic philosopher…
Brain Pickings
The Best Children’s Books of 2016
From love to mortality to the lives of Einstein and Louise Bourgeois, by way of silence and the color of the wind. In his meditation on the three ways of writing for children and the key to authenticity in all writing, C.S. Lewis admonished against treating children, in literature or life, as “a strange…
Next Big Future
Cray and Microsoft accelerate deep learning training to minutes instead of weeks
A team of researchers from Microsoft, Cray, and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) have been working on a project to speed up the use of deep learning algorithms on supercomputers. They accelerated the training process. Instead of waiting weeks or months for results, data scientists can…
Popular Mechanics
Win one of three Squigg 3D printing pens, worth R945
With the SQUIGG Intelligent 3D Pen, you can bring your creative thoughts into a real object; it can also enhance and develop the art and calculation skills of your kids. The post Win one of three Squigg 3D printing pens, worth R945 appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Surge in methane emissions threatens efforts to slow climate change
Global concentrations of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas and cause of climate change, are now growing faster in the atmosphere than at any other time in the past two decades.
Next Big Future
Chief tester F-35 says F35 will not be ready for combat testing til 2019-2020 and F35C wings are not strong enough to carry missiles
Pentagon officials have been preparing a misleading assessment of progress on Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35, the costliest U.S. weapons program, the Defense Department’s chief tester warned.“If not changed, the existing responses would at best be considered misleading and at worst, prevarications,” Michael…
Mashable
Indian government refuses to allow in-flight Wi-Fi
If you were hopeful that you could check-in on Facebook at 36,000 feet or even polish your sales pitch last-minute after boarding your flight in India, you might have to wait a little longer. Or perhaps, indefinitely. After promises of allowing in-flight internet connectivity last August, the Indian…
BBC News – World
Methane surge needs ‘urgent attention’
Scientists say they are concerned at the rapid rate at which methane is gathering in the atmosphere.
BBC News – World
Oil prices jump on new output deal
Oil prices have surged after oil producing countries that are not Opec members agreed to cut output.
Next Big Future
Venezuela replacing largest bill with coins with inflation at about 2000%
The Venezuelan government has announced it will replace the country’s highest-denomination banknotes with coins within 72 hours. It hopes swapping the 100-bolivar notes will help to stop smuggling and tackle shortages of food and other items.The 100-bolivar note has lost most of its value over the past…
Mashable
Mind-blowing Croatian sunset is serious Instagram goals
The weather gods have decided to throw a party in Zagreb.  The Croatian capital is not normally known for beautiful sunsets — those honors usually go to the country’s coastal towns. But on Sunday evening, an absolutely stunning sunset and perfect weather conditions had photographers out and snapping…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Video: On the frontline of the battle for Mosul
As the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) group rages on, FRANCE 24’s Matthieu Mabin and Noreddine Bezziou joined Iraqi special forces on the frontline as they launched an assault on the city’s eastern district of Tamim.
Cool Tools
Door Monkey
My wife and I have been using Door Monkeys for 2+ years to keep our (now 3 year old) child and cats in or out of various parts of our apartment. At our peak, we had 6 of them active and they travel with us when we visit the grandparents. It is a temporary, instant door “lock” that can be left in-place…
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Apple introduces ‘report junk’ option to deal with iCloud calendar spam
In recent weeks, Apple users have reported an increase in the amount of spam invites they’ve been receiving in their iCloud calendars. Spammers have been inserting invites into users’ schedules, with the title usually advertising some unwanted sale or product. Apple has promised it’s working on a fix,…
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Brickbat: ‘Fake News’
Police in Santa Maria, California, are defending their use of a false news release. The release reported Santa Maria police officers had arrested two men for identity theft and turned them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In fact, police now say, the two men were targets for assassination…
BBC News – World
Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers
The scale and pace of change now taking place in West Antarctica is captured in a new, long-term satellite record that tracks the thinning of the region’s huge glaciers.
Cool Tools
Cool Tools 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Kevin’s Picks
The editors of Cool Tools have curated a number of gift suggestions selected from the pages of Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities (which itself makes a great gift), and from the website. This week: Kevin’s picks. I started trying some of the ceramic coated pans a few years back and have found…
SlashGear
Google Home Netflix, Photos support appears for some users
When Amazon Echo first launched, very few knew what to make of the canister smart speaker of the future. Eventually, however, it bloomed and soon became the buzzword of smart home hubs. That same pattern might be repeated with the Google Home, which is only now starting to become rather interesting….
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External Washers Reduce Risk of Vial Contamination
SP Scientific has published a white paper** that discusses how the pharmaceutical industry and safety regulators are putting more emphasis on the importance of using external washers to remove…
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NASA is helping Stephen Hawking get a tiny ship to Alpha Centauri
NASA is helping Stephen Hawking and Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner with the monumental task of getting a tiny probe to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth. Project Starshot aims to propel a lightweight silicon “StarChip” to one-fifth the speed of light by hitting it with lasers from…
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WEN 5662 Snow Blaster 13-Amp 18-Inch Electric Snow Thrower $97.42
WEN 5662 Snow Blaster 13-Amp 18-Inch Electric Snow Thrower $97.42
Popular Mechanics
15 last minute gifts under R500
But if you’ve not finished your festive shopping, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of last minute gifts under R500. The post 15 last minute gifts under R500 appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
The Next Web
Here’s your chance to get Rosetta Stone on the cheap with $90 off
For years, Rosetta Stone has been the go-to for learning a new language, short of full immersion in a foreign country. Since it’s an product-leading software, Rosetta Stone isn’t marked down often… but we’re cutting its price anyways. TNW Deals is now offering this premium software for $90 off — just…
BBC News – World
The Malaysian comedian crowned ‘World’s Funniest Person’ in 2016
The man crowned the “World’s Funniest Person” of 2016 on how Malaysia made him funny.
BBC News – World
Hong Kong pro-democracy groups make record gains
Hong Kong pro-democracy groups are set to take a record quarter of seats on the key Election Committee.
Fast Company
How I Worked Productively On A Year-Long Family Trip Around The World
A startup founder shares tips for staying connected while traveling. ( Hint: Keep a crappy old smartphone in the bottom of your suitcase.) A startup founder shares tips for staying connected while traveling. ( Hint: Keep a crappy old smartphone in the bottom of your suitcase.)A…
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10 best Star Wars games in the galaxy, ever
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas decided that you could slap the Star Wars logo on pretty much anything and sell it. And, in the case of videogames, that’s often been a pretty good thing!For nearly four decades, Star Wars games of every description and genre have graced every…
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This breakthrough means we’re one step closer to phones that charge as you walk
New research suggests we may soon have phones that we won’t ever need to plug into a charger, as movement will generate the energy to keep them powered up.Researchers at Michigan State University have created a film-like device called a nanogenerator, and managed to power up both an LCD touchscreen and…
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European Surveillance Companies Were Eager to Sell Syria Tools of Oppression
In 2007, Syrians could only access the internet through state-run servers, and services like Microsoft Hotmail and Facebook were sometimes blocked. But Bashar al-Assad, who had been head of the Syrian Computer Society before becoming president, knew the internet would inevitably spread more, and he knew…
Well Spent.
3sixteen Utility Workshirts
Who knew 3sixteen had a softer side? Here I was thinking they were all just burly-ass, heavyweight Japanese denim, but these new Utility Workshirts of theirs are as cozy and cuddly as a basket full of kittens. Made in the USA, the shirts are crafted out of 100% cotton flannel from Japan that’s triple-brushed,…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
zai & moncler grenoble skis blend carbon, steel and aluminum
merging the expertise of prestigious ski manufacturers zai with the style of mountaineering brand moncler has resulted in a limited-edition ski collection named ‘grenoble’. The post zai & moncler grenoble skis blend carbon, steel and aluminum appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
The Next Web
9 ways robots are going to impact your job
While the World Economic Forum suggests that we may lose roughly five million jobs to robots by 2020, what does that actually mean for today’s workforce? Will they be out of work entirely, or will they simply need to learn new skills? To find out more about what this means for your average small business,…
Fast Company
Why Diversity Programs Backfire And How To Fix Them
Posting a policy and putting a company on autopilot not only doesn’t work, it can have serious backlash. Posting a policy and putting a company on autopilot not only doesn’t work, it can have serious backlash.New evidence suggests that diversity programs aren’t quite doing as well…
Cool Hunting
Buy: Morbid Curiosities
The benefits of “Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and Bizarre” are two-fold. For the light reader, one can turn page after page to find hundreds of startling images. For the deeply curious, Paul Gambino’s analysis offers up insight—not…… Continue…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
EU signs pact with Cuba to normalise relations
The EU and Cuba on Monday signed a deal to normalise ties that had been blocked for decades by human rights concerns under revolutionary icon Fidel Castro.
GearBest Blog
Jumper EZpad 6 2 in 1 Tablet PC–Best Price for 12.12
Today we have a New Model of tablet 2 in 1 with the named– Jumper EZpad 6 2 in 1 Tablet PC features the Intel Atom Soc z8350 X5 – which is an update of the extended – z8300 X5. These models of Soc have very few differences, basically the X5 – z8350 improves Turbo Speed happens to 1.84ghz 1.92ghz and…
Founterior
4 Things You Must Do After You Get Display Home Furniture
source If you’ve just been promoted at work, you might feel like you should reward yourself. After all, you’ve probably […] The post 4 Things You Must Do After You Get Display Home Furniture appeared first on Founterior.
Mashable
This subtle change turns the McDonald’s holiday cup into something very NSFW
LONDON — Ah, the holidays. They just wouldn’t be the same without the bustle of Yuletide shopping, sweet mince pies and holiday cups full of steaming hot drinks. SEE ALSO: Starbucks holiday cups are here and America gets some much-needed feels This year’s McDonald’s holiday cup is festooned with cosy…
Fast Company
Escape Your Echo Chamber And Understand What Really Makes Trump Supporters Tick
The country may feel divided, but a meticulous data analysis reveals that Trump and Clinton supporters aren’t as different as they may seem. The country may feel divided, but a meticulous data analysis reveals that Trump and Clinton supporters aren’t as different as they may seem.As…
Mobile Magazine
Smart Watches Sales Facing Decline
Well, they do make great novelty gifts for the Christmas season for those who are looking for something fancy in their watches. But if you’re thinking of a smartwatch for yourself to help you along your day, you’re better off with your smart phone. Just a few years ago, smartwatches were supposed to…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Compact clip brings a little more realism to living room golf
Golf is a frustrating past-time, and not just because it’s almost impossible to string a perfect 18 holes together. Club memberships are expensive, and people in areas where it gets really cold are unable to play for a huge chunk of the year. One way to get around the problem could be simulations…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
LuxLeaks whistleblowers appeal jail sentences in Luxembourg court
Two whistleblowers and an investigative reporter at the heart of the “LuxLeaks” scandal return to court on Monday for leaking thousands of documents that exposed Luxembourg’s huge tax breaks for international firms.
inStash
The DashCam Hi-Res Car Video Camera Is Now On Sale For Just $25!
DashCams aren’t just for the paranoid. In a society which is increasingly dystopian, it’s just smart thinking to invest in such a device — after all, isn’t … Read More
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists examine ‘perfect storms’ fueling vast tropical biodiversity
Biodiversity on earth is greatest in the tropics with the number and variety of species gradually diminishing toward the poles. Understanding exactly what shapes this pattern, known as the latitudinal diversity gradient, is not just key to knowing the nature of life on Earth, but it also could help scientists…
Computerworld
Singapore’s ‘city brain’ project is groundbreaking — but what about privacy?
You’ve read about cities installing smart parking meters and noise- and air-quality sensors, but are you ready to embrace the idea of a city brain? The residents of Singapore are on track to do just that. Creating a centralized dashboard view of sensors deployed across a distributed network is nothing…
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AETHER HOODED CASHMERE SWEATER
AETHER?s Hooded Cashmere Sweater is made from an extremely soft wool-cashmere blend and is the embodiment of style and sophistication. A hidden front zipper, heavyweight knit and fully lined hood make this a great cold-weather staple that works from the office to dinner.
PCWorld
5 gifts under $50 for open-source geeks
The weeks of December are flying by, and the new year is fast approaching. While it seems that sales begin earlier and earlier every year, some people (like me) put off gift buying until the last minute. Even if you’re a more responsible gift-giver, it can be hard to pinpoint what someone might like…
WIRED
15 Groovy Gift Ideas for the Serious Vinyl Collector
15 items to help your record-collecting loved one enjoy their favorite tracks on those stacks of wax. The post 15 Groovy Gift Ideas for the Serious Vinyl Collector appeared first on WIRED.
How-To Geek
What Is Google AMP, and Why Is It In My Search Results?
Ever notice that some of your Google results have a little lightning bolt next to them? This means they’re part of Google’s AMP project.Click Here to Continue Reading
FiveThirtyEight
Three Things We’ve Learned About How Trump Will Govern
This is In Real Terms, a regular column analyzing the latest economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments.Donald Trump ran a campaign that was heavy on contradictions and light on policy details. He pledged to be a voice for the working class…
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The best free office software 2016
The best free office software When you think of office suites, Microsoft Office is probably the first one that springs to mind. This is hardly surprising as so many computer come with a copy of it pre-installed, but the bad news is that in many cases it is just a trial and you’ll need to fork out for…
TechCrunch
Numer.ai is a crowdsourced hedge fund for machine learning experts
 Richard Craib believes that some of the best stock pickers aren’t on Wall Street. The former hedge funder came to the realization that tech’s machine learning experts may be able to build better predictive models than those with finance backgrounds. Craib carried this thesis forward when he launched…
Scientific American Content: Global
The Irrationality Within Us
Why we are not as rational as we think, and why that matters — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
ArchDaily
How to Buy Gifts for Architects: The Ultimate Guide
Courtesy of Sharon Lam Have absolutely no idea what to get your architecturally-predisposed friend or family member? Or perhaps you think you’ve managed to decipher their Moleskine-toting, coffee-drinking veneer and know just the perfect gift? Perhaps, even, you are the architecturally-predisposed…
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For unlikely tech hub in Russia, recession’s a godsend
Russia’s economy is in a quagmire thanks to sanctions and low oil prices, but it’s a boom time for Mikhail Khorpyakov.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Online science communication and the importance of empathy
Science communication remains as challenging as it is necessary in the era of big data. Scientists are encouraged to reach out to non-experts through social media, collaborations with citizen scientists, and non-technical abstracts. As a science enthusiast (and extrovert), I truly enjoy making these…
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Wind turbines may have beneficial effects for crops, according to research
A multi-year study led by an Iowa State University scientist suggests the turbines commonly used in the state to capture wind energy may have a positive effect on crops.
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Engineers integrate internal robotic tactile sensors
Most robots achieve grasping and tactile sensing through motorized means, which can be excessively bulky and rigid. A Cornell group has devised a way for a soft robot to feel its surroundings internally, in much the same way humans do.
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Maverick-related virus provides single-celled organisms with immunity against a giant virus
All organisms ─ big or small ─ are under constant attack by a multitude of viruses. As a consequence, a variety of innate and adaptive immune defence systems have evolved to keep parasites under control. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg have now discovered a…
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Pro-Trump bot activity ‘colonised’ pro-Clinton Twitter campaign: study
Researchers have revealed the scale of automated account activity, including bots, during the US Election. The pro-Trump camp used it ‘up to five times as much as Clinton supporters’ and employed it aggressively, crowding out Clinton messaging on Twitter.
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Researchers discuss study of the everyday response to racism
An African-American man in New York gets on an elevator with a group of white men, one of whom proceeds to tell a joke that includes blacks and monkeys. What happens next? In this case, the black man struggles to keep his composure, comments that he’s not a fan of jokes, and steps off the elevator before…
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Would You Like to Build Your Own BMW?
If you are interested in configuring your ideal BMW, then simply pick a country to visit which has a configurator in a virtual Center or contact your local BMW dealer who will be happy to help and answer all your questions about the BMW model that you are interested in.
Lifehacker
How Scientists Determine Fake Art is Fake, a Map of Physics, and the Experience Machine
This week, we’re looking into how researchers determine a counterfeit piece of art is actually fake, checking out the story of a 61-year old potato farmer who won an ultramarathon, browsing the map of physics, and more.Welcome to Lifehacker’s Monday Brain Buffet, a series where we round up interesting,…
MakeUseOf
How to Create Twitter Moments on Your Phone
Since opening up the feature to everyone, Twitter has continued to expand on its Moments feature. Now, users can easily create Moments on the go using the Twitter mobile apps. You can create a Twitter Moment on your iOS or Android device by going to your profile tab (Me) and tapping the gear icon. Tap…
MakeUseOf
How to Avoid Backstage View When Saving Files in Office 2016
There are some Microsoft Office features that seem like annoyances. Then, there are the Office settings you can always optimize. One of the first that pops up is the Backstage View. You can also call it the File menu. The Backstage screen has its uses if you save files to your OneDrive folder. If you…
MakeUseOf
How to Prevent Devices From Waking Up Your Sleeping PC
It’s frustrating when your computer seems to have a mind of its own. One of the ways this manifests is your PC’s power. At times, you’ll swear you put your system to sleep, only to walk back a minute later and find it turned on again. Aside from being irritating, this can also waste power. In the case…
MakeUseOf
Google Maps Tells You the Best Times to Shop
The other day I went on Google Maps and checked out one of the supermarkets near me to see what time they closed. What I found was an interesting feature that showed just how busy the supermarket was at every hour of the day. This feature is actually pretty easy to use, and you don’t have to do anything…
BBC News – World
‘No witchhunt’ in Ghana
Ghana’s President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has said that he will set up a special team to investigate corruption but said it would be independent “to take the politics out of it”.
Mobile Magazine
How to Get Hired at the New $25 Billion Snapchat IPO
Are you former military, an ex-cop, or ex-Blackwater? Do you have a permit or license to carry a concealed firearm? Are you willing to be hired by the hottest internet IPO (Initial Public Offering) since Facebook? Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, probably the internet’s fastest growing app, is preparing…
Mobile Magazine
The 6 Top Ranked Video Games of All Time
It’s actually hard to pick the top video games even for a single year. Unlike books or movies, video game preference is deeply personal. But since so many are always picking top video games for any specific year just based on sales, we decided to pick the top video games of all time because of […]
Mobile Magazine
The Best Smart Phones You Could Ever Get This Year
As 2016 is drawing to a close, the smartphone industry really shook up the consumer world with its share of breakthroughs, new designs, and bad news such as the exploding Samsung Note 7 phones and the warning against China-branded phones as containing privacy violating apps. So if you’re still in the…
Mobile Magazine
What Users Think about Google Home
Back in May, Google announced the release of its new Google Home at the company’s annual developer event, Google I/O. It’s an internet connected home and listening device that also doubles as an AI assistant that can be integrated into everything Google on any computer, tablet, or smartphone. And with…
Computerworld
Trump, tech executives may try to untangle relationship
U.S. president-elect Donald Trump is meeting this week in New York with top tech executives, including Oracle CEO Safra Catz, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Alphabet CEO Larry Page and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, according to news reports. According to Recode, invitations to the…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
LG Display OLED design competition 2016 winners revealed!
under the theme ‘you dream, we light’, this edition saw 2,700 applications from 60 countries submitting their innovative ideas for OLED lighting. take a look at the top 5 winners! The post LG Display OLED design competition 2016 winners revealed! appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
Computerworld
5 enterprise-related things you can do with blockchain technology today
Diamonds. Bitcoin. Pork. If you think you’ve spotted the odd one out, think again: All three are things you can track using blockchain technologies today. Blockchains are distributed, tamper-proof, public ledgers of transactions, brought to public attention by the cryptocurrency bitcoin, which is…
Scientific American Content: Global
Drugs Make Cellular Changes That Could Significantly Extend Healthy Human Life Spans. Is 100 the New 80? 
Drugs we already use for some medical conditions show surprising abilities to keep aging cells healthy. Scientists have new hope that they can develop medicines able to slow aging — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
SlashGear
Facebook Android app adds HD video upload support
Facebook is making a change that lots of people out there will be thrilled to hear. Support for HD video uploading is finally coming to the Facebook app for Android users. This is something that many Android users have been bitter about lacking for a while as the iOS app has offered a toggle for uploading…
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China forces game producers to reveal loot box odds
Using addictive animations and other psychological tricks, games like Overwatch and Hearthstone hook you on free loot boxes, then make you pay for the rush with real money. That sounds like gambling to China’s Ministry of Culture, so it’s instituting some new rules starting in May 2017. The government…
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DNA in wastewater could provide clues to help community health, researchers say
With every toilet flush, valuable information encrypted in DNA is lost. Wastewater may hold a wealth of insight for public health officials, and an interdisciplinary team of Stanford researchers is keen on tapping into it.
BBC News – World
Russian hackers ‘threaten Germany 2017 election’, MPs warn
German politicians say Russia could use hackers and others to undermine the German elections.
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First Click: Rogue One review, our favorite cheap set-top box, Super Mario Run, and more in the week ahead
Rogue One makes its theatrical premiere on Friday, December 16th but some lucky members of the press (eh hem, Bryan Bishop) have already seen it. Don’t worry though, our first review will go up soon without any spoilers. We’ll also have a behind-the-scenes look and plenty more in the days ahead — so…
New Scientist – Online news
Cracking Arrival-like alien languages is gaming’s new frontier
The science-fiction flick isn’t the only mash-up of linguistics and entertainment doing the rounds – video games are putting language at the heart of the action
The Next Web
3 hobbies that can improve your work performance
Playing the drums or doing CrossFit can seem like activities that would never help you with coding, app development, or any other tech-related pursuit. In fact, these actually sound like perfect ways to blow your free time and prevent you from improving your work performance. But the truth is that having…
Mashable
China is ‘extremely concerned’ with Trump’s latest remarks
Donald Trump continues to stomp his feet at China, in defence of his controversial phone call with Taiwan two weeks ago. On a Fox News Sunday segment aired on Sunday in the U.S., the president-elect said he isn’t sure his future administration will continue to uphold 40 years of diplomatic tradition…
Macworld
And the coolest robots of 2016 are…
Robots are becoming more and more ubiquitous in our daily lives, but these seven bots stole the show in 2016.The Zenbo personal assistant robot can be a caretaker and entertainer. While Boston Dynamic’s SpotMini will help you do the dishes, preserve the planet by recycling, and even bring you a coke….
WIRED
Quantum Gravity Research Could Unearth the True Nature of Time
The effort to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity means reconciling totally different notions of time. The post Quantum Gravity Research Could Unearth the True Nature of Time appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
A Stronger, Faster Predator Drone Could Soon Prowl Europe’s Airspace
General Atomic’s new deadly drone will have the right to fly over civilian airspace. The post A Stronger, Faster Predator Drone Could Soon Prowl Europe’s Airspace appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Turns Out Pain Pills Look Insane Under a Microscope
Who knew over-the-counter drugs were so psychedelic? The post Turns Out Pain Pills Look Insane Under a Microscope appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin Built a Hedge Fund’s Brain
They can’t see his data. He can’t see them. But Richard Craib believes the blind can lead the blind to a better hedge fund. The post 7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin Built a Hedge Fund’s Brain appeared first on WIRED.
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10 best PC peripherals to get your game on this Christmas
Each successive year brings a fresh batch of PC peripherals designed to help you eke maximum enjoyment out of the latest games.Unlike graphics cards, processors and other components that get more powerful as time goes on, peripherals follow no obvious blueprint. As such, their makers tend to focus on…
Lifehacker
Learn to Cut These Seven Different Fruits Like a Pro
Slicing an apple or a tomato is easy enough, but serving up passion fruit or dragon fruit is a bit trickier. So is finding the most effective way to cut open a coconut, or get every last seed from a pomegranate (although we have you covered there.) Luckily, this handy graphic has tips for seven different…
Mashable
Researchers think they’ve found the key to happiness and it’s not what you think (or maybe it is)
Artists and poets have long argued that the key to happiness is not money — and landmark research may prove them right. SEE ALSO: Being sexist can be bad for a man’s psychological health, too A study by the London School of Economics, which looked at responses from 200,000 people, found that suffering…
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Project Blue Wants to Photograph the Nearest Earth-like Planet
In 2009, NASA launched the Kepler space observatory into an orbit around the sun with the express purpose of using the satellite to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. The only instrument on board Kepler is a photometer, which measures the brightness of nearly 150,000 stars in the Milky…
Digital Trends
Will that unlocked phone work with your wireless carrier? Here’s how to tell
Carrier-subsidized phones are remnants of a bygone era. In the old days, you’d wait anxiously until your line became eligible for an upgrade, bolting fast as you could to your carrier’s store when the moment arrived. You’d compare the newest smartphones with the help of a sales clerk, and, after picking…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
City block skyscraper planned for New York’s Hudson Yards
What is claimed will be the fourth largest commercial office tower in New York is to be built in the city’s developing Hudson Yards neighborhood. Covering 850,000 sq ft, 50 Hudson Yards will fill an entire city block and rise up to 985-ft high… Continue Reading City block skyscraper planned…
How-To Geek
How to Download PlayStation 4 Games in Rest Mode
Rest Mode is one of the handiest features of the PlayStation 4. Instead of powering down completely, your console just goes into a low-power sleep mode (like your laptop does when it hibernates). This means that it’s quicker to start up, can charge the controller, and best of all, can download updates…
Architizer
BuzziLight
Lighting fixture in BuzziFelt The BuzziLight is a striking phenomenon. The strips of sound absorbing felt are fixed around a steel structure, allowing this light object to take on different shapes. Whether in eye-catching Pink or Stylish Stone Grey, the BuzziLight is a trendsetter in any space….
Architecture Lab
Spikes, railings and water are weapons of ‘dehumanising’ campaign against homeless
Charity says that rough sleepers are victims of ‘defensive architecture’ built to stop them resting outdoors The post Spikes, railings and water are weapons of ‘dehumanising’ campaign against homeless appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Computerworld
IBM MaaS360 delivers powerful, easy-to-use mobility management
Fiberlink MaaS360 won our Clear Choice test of mobile device management tools in 2011. IBM bought Fiberlink in 2013, so we wanted to see how the product has evolved over the years.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
ArchDaily
“The Arrogance of Space”: Mapping The Unfair Distribution of Public Space at Urban Intersections
© Mikael Colville-Andersen, via Flickr Unequal distribution of public space when it comes to pedestrians, cyclists and people driving cars is an issue that urban mobility specialist Mikael Colville-Andersen calls “The Arrogance of Space.” The urban planner and founder of Copenhagenize believe…
Scientific American Content: Global
Ingestible Robots Perform Surgery from Inside the Body
Remote-controlled origami robots can perform medical procedures from the inside out — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Man of Many
2016 Christmas Gift Guide – Netflix & Chill
It may have evolved into a euphemism for sex, but Netflix and Chill is much more than just that – it’s a way of life. From lazy Sunday evenings spent flicking through the menu for something to watch, to bingeing your new favourite show as fast as humanly possible: streaming has revolutionised the way…
Ars Technica
OLED, explained: Incredible tech, but what about cost and content?
Enlarge / A view of the LG Signature 4K UHD Smart OLED TV at the LG Signature Gallery Unveiling at LG Signature Gallery on October 5, 2016 in New York City. (credit: Getty Images / Ben Gabbe) Recently, I took a deep dive into the world of high dynamic range (HDR), because it’s a curious new trend…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Innovative refrigerator developed using multistage sound wave engine
Shinya Hasegawa and colleagues at Tokai University have developed a refrigerator (107 C) powered only by waste heat that generated sound waves in an innovative multistage traveling wave thermoacoustic engine. The refrigerator produced the gas oscillations and refrigeration at a temperature lower than…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Image: Sunrise with solar array
Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency captured this photograph from the International Space Station on Nov. 25, 2016, and shared it on social media.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Opinion: Trump has embraced pseudoscience and its deceptive tactics in a post-truth world
As a scientist, I expect the Trump presidency to have a curious familiarity.
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Nanoanalysis of Steels and Structural Alloys
Conference: 7 Sep 2017 – 8 Sep 2017, BEST WESTERN Buchanan Arms Hotel, 23 Main Street, Drymen, Glasgow, Stirlingshire, G63 0BQ, United Kingdom. Organized by IOP Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group.
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LIGO’s gravitational-wave discovery is Physics World 2016 Breakthrough of the Year
Long-awaited direct detection of Einstein’s gravitational waves tops our list of the 10 key breakthroughs in physics this year
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Engadget UK giveaway: Win a smart heating system courtesy of Tado
You better watch out, you better not cry. We’ll upgrade your heating from low-tech to high. Alright, that was awful, but we really do have an early Christmas present on offer this week, and one that’s sure to keep you toasty on those bitter winter evenings. Thanks to Tado, we’re giving away an entire…
Lifehacker
Deseat.me Finds and Helps You Delete Random Accounts You’ve Signed Up For
Gmail: When you sign up for any online service, you usually need to add an email address. If you usually use a Gmail account, Deseat.me can scour your email to find everything you signed up for and offer you ways to delete your account.Letting a third-party app read your emails is a scary proposition….
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Heroin-Related Deaths Rise As Heroin Use Falls
CDC numbers released last week indicate that the number of heroin-related deaths in the United States rose from 10,574 in 2014 to 12,990 in 2015. That 23 percent increase occurred even though heroin use, as measured by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), declined last year. This development…
Macworld
How to back up large files and collections off site
Mark Weinrib writes in with a question about his 500GB iMovie Library file, which he has stored on an external drive. I back it up using Time Machine, but I would like to have another backup option. I don’t have 500GB free space on my Mac, so Dropbox doesn’t look like an option. iCloud Drive has…
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Meet the Might Mini – ASUS Transformer Mini Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC
Need a small inexpensive, high performance, all bells and whistles PC? Then check out this “Mighty Mini” by ASUS.
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Best Christmas gifts for gamers 2016
At first you thought the gamer in your life would be easy to buy a Christmas gift for but now that it’s come down to it you’ve found they’re actually the boss level of Christmas gifting. They have all the hardware and you know they bought all the games they wanted during launch week so what does that…
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These five things could get you kicked out of your Uber
Uber is putting the brakes on bad behavior by updating its community guidelines, letting passengers know exactly what’s expected of them when they get in its cars. You haven’t always been able to get in an Uber and expect to be able to do whatever you like just because you’re paying for the ride, but…
Mashable
Inside India’s big Twitter hacks: Legion group makes more, bigger threats
For the big guns in India, Twitter is no longer a safe place.  SEE ALSO: 3.2 million debit cards compromised in India as banks investigate security breaches At 8.30 p.m on Nov. 30, Rahul Gandhi, the heir of the Indian National Congress Party, India’s oldest political party, started tweeting a series…
TechSpot
Transplanting your old HDD/OS into a new build without reformatting — can it be done?
The age-old question: To wipe, or not to wipe? TechSpot reader HaXToN could use your help on taking the easy way out. Is it possible to install an old HDD in a new PC?
Gizmodo
Will Donald Trump Give Jeff Bezos a Noogie or a Wedgie at This Week’s Tech Summit?
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos pondering whether he’ll be receiving a noogie or a wedgie this Wednesday at Trump Tower (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Tech industry titans like Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, and Elon Musk’s Elon Musk have been beckoned to Supreme Leader-elect Donald Trump’s…
Newswise: SciNews
Mountain Glaciers Are Showing Some of the Strongest Responses to Climate Change
Mountain glaciers move slowly and it has been had to pin an individual glacier’s retreat to a change in global climate. A new method finds that for most of the glaciers studied the observed retreat is more than 99 percent likely due to climate change.
Latest news
Can open source and open systems really open the door to healthier democracies?
Recent debate in Spain focusing on using the cloud to increase citizen participation in political processes has found the technology itself is only part of the issue.
Latest news
Windows 10: Four ways to make your rollout a success
‘Don’t scrimp on change management’, says CIO who is rolling out Windows 10 at law firm Linklaters.
Latest news
Lattice Semiconductor advances FPGA capabilities
With the release of the iCE40 UltraPlus, Lattice adds key enhancements to its FPGA family that will drive innovation in IoT and mobile.
TechSpot
Nvidia becomes the latest company to test self-driving cars on California roads
Apple’s self-driving car project may be going through an uncertain period right now, but it hasn’t put other firms off joining the autonomous vehicle bandwagon. The latest being GPU maker Nvidia, which has just been added to the list of companies that can test driverless cars on the roads of…
TechCrunch
Samsung changes migrant worker guidelines after finding abuses in its supply chain
 Samsung has said it has terminated the contract of one of the labor supply companies it works with in Malaysia following an investigation after media reports last month alleged serious abuses of working conditions among the contracted workers. Read More
SlashGear
Cornell University creates soft robotic hand that senses shape and texture
Sometimes hands created for robots need to be very strong with the ability to grasp things very tightly and use them. Other times robot hands need to be very delicate to prevent any injury to humans they are working with or damage to fragile items they might be holding. Researchers at Cornell University…
inStash
Casio’s Exilim FR110H Camera Is The New King Of Low Light Photography
No one can deny that digital photography has come a long way in the past couple of decades. Once a field dominated by highly pixelated images, digital … Read More
BBC News – World
Rocket women
The BBC meets three Indian female scientists who prove that rocket science is not a male preserve.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers use technology to virtually recreate concert hall acoustics
From the sweeping sounds of strings to the full and hearty woodwinds, live orchestral performances have a way of enveloping listeners within musical compositions. But not all symphonies are created equal—much of what determines whether or not a listener enjoys a live concert relies on the venue itself.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fish fossil hunter poles apart
It’s a white Christmas with a difference for an international gang of scientists heading from McMurdo Base to the Transantarctic Mountains in a gruelling hunt for fossils older than dinosaurs.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Professor’s work in the Peruvian Amazon to document Iskonawa, now spoken by only 14 people
When a colleague’s tip led José Antonio Mazzotti, the King Felipe VI of Spain Professor of Spanish Culture and Civilization at Tufts, to a remote village in central Peru, most scholars believed that the ancient, undocumented language known as Iskonawa was nearly extinct, spoken only by a handful of people…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Poinsettia trial shows effect of high temperatures on plant growth and flowering
Rows of vivid red poinsettias inside Greenhouse No. 4 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton are as eye-catching as a flashing stop light.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Ice ages have been linked to the Earth’s wobbly orbit—but when is the next one?
Over the last two and a half million years the Earth has undergone more than 50 major ice ages, each having a profound effect on our planet’s climate. But what causes them and how do we predict when the next big ice age will hit?
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Survey finds women ‘behind schedule’ in careers
A national survey of New Zealand women’s career aspirations and experiences has revealed that many women feel they are lagging behind in terms of career growth.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New research will lead to better design of sustainable wooden buildings
The annual rings of a tree not just tell us how old it is, they are also vital to the strength and stiffness of wood. A new project from Linnaeus University has received SEK 3 million from Formas to study the mechanical properties of wood using both computer models and advanced experiments. The results…
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Study shows strong school identity can help NAPLAN scores
Ahead of National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results due to be released on Tuesday, new psychology research has found a surprising new factor that can lift student NAPLAN scores by as many as 10 points.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Alpine Fault theory takes shape
The Alpine Fault has been assumed to be a near vertical crack, however, research published last year by Victoria scientists suggests that the fault curves under the Earth’s crust.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Brain locations that control diabetes drugs’ weight loss effects examined
Certain type 2 diabetes drugs promote weight loss, but how they do this remains poorly understood. Insight into how these drugs work in the body — and especially the brain — could help create new drugs that effectively control body weight. In an important advance on that front, a new study shows that…
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Even the Weed Industry Isn’t Safe From Automation
Ali Simard and David Dinenberg with a KIND cannabis kiosk. Image: David Dinenberg. It’s no secret that cannabis has a cash problem. Even though pot is now legal in 28 states plus DC, banks and credit card companies are still wary of working with cannabusinesses since they traffic in wares that are illegal…
Lifehacker
Take Beautiful Portraits by Stitching Multiple Close-ups Instead of One Large Image
One way to take a good portrait photograph is to keep the subject in focus, while adding a little blur to the background. It’s difficult to achieve, but if you take multiple close-up photos of your subject and stitch them together, it’s easy to do.Read more…
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Save Your Feet with Amazon’s Sale on Rockport Shoes
Rockport Gold BoxWhen it comes to finding the right pair of shoes that won’t hurt your feet after an hour but are still pretty okay looking, Rockport should be on your radar. Amazon has a few styles on sale right now that, if you’re in need of some new kicks, you should take advantage of.Read more…
Science | Smithsonian
This Devoted Mother Is Also a Cockroach
Female giant burrowing cockroaches look after their young for up to six months. In an eight-year lifespan, they can produce around 150 young
The Awesomer
Coin Stack Sculptures
LinkJapanese artist @thumb_tani uses his skills to create fascinating – and sometimes impossible seeming – non-permanent structures by delicately stacking and interlocking coins and other small objects. You can watch the coinmaster at work on video here. More Awesome Stuff: StrawzillaClock…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
SolarWindow unveils ultra-thin solar film for curved glass surfaces
In a revolutionary move for the solar power industry, Solar Window Technologies recently announced a new flexible solar panel coating for curved glass surfaces that is as thin as a business card and flexible enough to bend without breaking or cracking. SolarWindow is…
Scientific American Content: Global
Trump Win Could Boost Push to Define Fertilized Eggs as People
The president-elect’s pick for HHS head supports such a change — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Lifehacker
Take Beautiful Portraits by Stitching Multiple Close-ups Instead of One Large Image
One way to take a good portrait photograph is to keep the subject in focus, while adding a little blur to the background. It’s difficult to achieve, but if you take multiple close-up photos of your subject and stitch them together, it’s easy to do.The Koldunov brothers demonstrate this well in their…
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TODAY ONLY Rakuten Green Monday Sale – Extra $20 off $75+ w/ MasterPass
TODAY ONLY Rakuten Green Monday Sale – Extra $20 off $75+ w/ MasterPass
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Trump’s Trade Policy Is Self-Defeating: New at Reason
Opposition to free trade was to Donald Trump’s campaign what burgers are to McDonald’s: not the entire menu but the essence of the brand. His fabled appeal to rural whites and unemployed steelworkers arose largely from his vow to get tough on foreigners who have been flooding us with goods. It has…
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Trump picks retired general Kelly as Homeland Security chief
Donald Trump announced Monday he will nominate retired general John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security, the third ex-military man tapped for a top job in his presidential administration.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Gambia opposition demands Jammeh ‘immediately step down’
The opposition coalition of Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow on Monday called for President Yahya Jammeh, who lost an election on Dec. 1, to step down immediately and hand over power.
BBC News – World
Syria war: Aleppo rebels on brink amid rapid losses
Syria’s army makes major gains in south Aleppo, leaving rebels with only a small pocket in the city.
9to5Mac
Report says ‘strong likelihood’ that Tim Cook will appear before EU hearing on Irish tax ruling
An Irish finance committee member has said that there is ‘a strong likelihood’ that Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear before a European Union hearing to discuss the ruling that the company must pay $13B ($15B) in additional taxes in the country – just as he did with a U.S. Senate hearing into the company’s…
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Why my 97-year-old grandfather was never too old for tech – CNET
Commentary: Think tech is a young person’s game? Grandpa Ray was the savviest nonagenarian around, and it kept us close till the end.
Scientific American Content: Global
Trump Taps Climate Change Denier For Secretary of Interior
If approved by the Senate, Cathy McMorris Rogers would oversee energy resource development on public lands — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
TechCrunch
Mojio raises another $7 million for its connected car platform
 Vancouver, Canada-based Mojio started out as a connected car gadget and platform that wasn’t unlike Automatic and similar services. That approach didn’t really work out for the company, though, and in late 2015 Mojio pivoted from targeting consumers to going after the B2B2C market with a focus on its…
SlashGear
TP-Link Smart Plug Mini works with Amazon Alexa with no hub needed
TP-Link has debuted a new product called the HS105 Smart Plug Mini that has the ability to control connected devices from anywhere using the Kasa app. The device is also fully compatible with Amazon Alexa with no hub needed for connectivity. The HS105 is designed to be small at 1.5-inches thick and allows…
The Gadget Flow
ARC Rechargeable Light and Power Station by Gear Aid
Never be without light when you have the ARC Rechargeable Light and Power Station. Equipped with a massive 10,400 mAh lithium ion battery, this power station has enough juice to totally recharge your iPhone up to five times over. Having USB ports, it also works with your tablet, GPS, camera, and any…
The Gadget Flow
LVL Wearable Hydration Monitor
Stay hydrated and stay healthy with the LVL Wearable Hydration Monitor. Designed to be work on your wrist, this smart device is able to deliver accurate and real-time hydration notifications to your device along with sweat rate measurements so you know when it’s time to drink up. Additionally, the LVL…
The Gadget Flow
Nuke Venom 2.0 Arc Customizable Eyewear
Needing glasses doesn’t mean fashion restriction with the Nuke Venom 2.0 Arc Customizable Eyewear. This completely modular system uses updated technology to give your prescription a total makeover. The Nuke Venom 2.0 Arc enable you to wear your lenses as well as sunglasses and purpose-built lenses (including…
The Gadget Flow
Atelier Apple Pencil Case by Waterfield
Keep the newest member of your Apple family safe and sound with the Atelier Apple Pencil Case by Waterfield. Made with luxurious full grain premium leather, this case surrounds your device with protection from the depths of your bag or pocket. The Atelier Apple Pencil Case is handcrafted in San Francisco…
The Gadget Flow
Inflatable Cloud Air Bag
Whether it’s a day out at the beach or a chilly winter outing in the snow, the Inflatable Cloud Air Bag is designed to be your companion no matter where you go. It takes just about 10 seconds to inflate without any pump. All you have to do is just open the air chamber and do several quick scoops to collect…
The Gadget Flow
The Medium Checked Bag by Away Travel
Travel is hectic enough with trying to get through security and make it to your gate on time. Give yourself a break with the Medium Checked Bag by Away Travel. Featuring a hard shell exterior, this bag can handle the wear and tear of your vacation while protecting anything inside. Available in nine classic…
The Gadget Flow
Airflow Audio Wireless Headphones
Change the way you listen to music with the Airflow Audio Wireless Headphones. They come with a patented sound delivery technology that provides more air space to create a live concert-like experience for you on the go. The credit goes to the airtube created inside the earbuds that have the speakers…
The Gadget Flow
Lone Wolf MekaMon Limited Edition Battle Vehicle
Compete in a battle royal with the Lone Wolf MekaMon Limited Edition Battle Vehicle. This state-of-the-art device is modular for future enhancements and upgrades but has enough power to dominate any match. The Lone Wolf MekaMon is able to attack powerfully yet defend itself with ease. Equipped with limited…
The Gadget Flow
AER Aerial Video Device for GoPro
Get a whole new perspective for your action shots with the AER Aerial Video Device for GoPro. Easy to use and set up, this system cradles your GoPro action cam in place and is aerodynamically designed so you can throw it through the air. The shape of AER allows your GoPro to get a front row seat all…
The Gadget Flow
Leather Case for iPhone 7 by Nomad
Don’t be a fool and wrap your smartphone with the all-new Leather Case for iPhone 7 by Nomad. Also available for the iPhone 7 Plus, this minimalist case features all natural Horween leather on the exterior which only intensifies in beauty over time. Laser cut to hug your iPhone 7 as tightly as possible,…
TechCrunch
Atomic AI helps marketers write better
 Marketers love to produce “content” (and they also love calling journalism “content,” but that’s a separate issue). There is nothing easy about writing, though, especially when you’re trying to get somebody to buy your product. Atomic.AI from Atomic Reach combines machine learning with real-time writing…
Cool Hunting
Lord Jones on Building a Brand in the Ever-Growing Cannabis Industry: How design and packaging is helping to elevate edibles
California-based Lord Jones handcrafts small-batch confectionary that elevates the concept of “edibles,” while also concocting rich, luxurious lotions. The focus is on high-quality, natural ingredients that contribute to customers’ wellness and cater…… Continue…
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Trump launches “witch hunt” for government employees who worked on climate change policy
At the same time Donald Trump was taking meetings with Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio, the president-elect was putting in place a climate change skeptic and fossil fuels industry ally to head the Environmental Protection Agency. It was another example of how the focus should not be on Twitter and Trump…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Apple’s new solar-powered spaceship office is nearly complete
https://youtu.be/Qh_9_1FX0Yk The most anticipated architectural project of 2016, Apple’s $5 billion Campus 2, is coming along so fast that perhaps the massive project could be finished by the end of the year.  The current state of the building, which, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, will be …
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Extreme rain storms in the US could increase by 400% due to climate change
Forecast for the future: strong chance of extreme rain, with storms increasing by 400 percent in the United States – if climate change has its way.
BBC News – World
Aleppo teacher: ‘It’s Doomsday in rebel-held east’
An English teacher in one of the last rebel-held areas of Aleppo says it feels like “Doomsday”.
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HP Spectre x360 review: the best Windows laptop of 2016
Building a great, premium laptop is surprisingly hard. Despite the fact that every company, from Apple to Dell to Lenovo and everyone in between, pulls from the same basic parts bin — Intel processors; high-quality IPS displays; aluminum chassis; large, glass trackpads; USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Assessing Red Sea potential for alternative energy
Advanced numerical models are helping researchers identify potential sites to exploit offshore wind and wave energy in the Red Sea region.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Deforestation in French Guiana linked to increase in infectious tropical disease
(Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests human deforestation efforts in French Guiana has led to an increase in the number of animals and insects infected with the tropical disease Buruli ulcer. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team…
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Making teeming masses predictable
Once every three years, millions of Hindus gather for the Kumbh Mela, the biggest religious festival in the world. This spring, 60 to 80 million pilgrims travelled to the banks of the Shipra river, at the holy city of Ujjain, in central India. On the busiest days, as many as 60 million people were moving…
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Database of DNA viruses and retroviruses debuts on IMG platform
In a series of four articles published in the Database issue of the Nucleic Acids Research journal, DOE JGI researchers report on the latest updates to several publicly accessible databases and computational tools that benefit the global community of microbial researchers. One report focuses on a new…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Student researchers shed light on ultrathin materials
In 2014, electrical engineering major Alex Yore was looking for a way to get some hands-on experience in materials science when he stumbled upon something fortuitous—a new physics faculty member looking to get his lab up and running.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Low-mass companion found inside debris disc of a nearby star
(Phys.org)—Astronomers have uncovered a new low-mass companion residing inside a massive debris disc surrounding a nearby star designated HD 206893. The discovery could provide new important clues on how low-mass stellar companions form and evolve. The findings were presented in a paper published Dec….
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Hydrogen sulfide proven to be beneficial for cells
Scientists at the University of Granada have proven, for the first time, that hydrogen sulfide, also known as ‘sewage gas’ because of its rotten-egg odor, is beneficial at a physiological level, as it helps cells produce energy.
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Gizmodo
Playing Lemmings on the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar Almost Justifies the Upgrade
We’ve seen a lot of unorthodox uses for the MacBook Pro’s fancy new Touch Bar, including using it as a piano, or turning the whole machine into Kitt from Knight Rider. But playing a simple version of the classic puzzle game Lemmings might be the most brilliant use of the hardware upgrade yet.Read more…
Gizmodo
How to Turn a USB Stick into an Ultra Portable PC
Image: GizmodoWho doesn’t hate carrying around their laptop? Even the lightest ones weigh a couple of pounds and can be a huge burden to lug around the city. That’s where portable apps, ones stored on a USB drive, come in. Read more…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Circulation favors placenta over brain in fetuses of diabetic mothers
Blood flows preferentially to the placenta instead of the brain in fetuses of mothers with diabetes, reveals new research.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scientists identify gene predisposing to artery-damaging disease
A genetic discoverycould help explain a cause of a mysterious artery-damaging disease that may affect up to an estimated 5 million Americans and often strikes without warning.
How-To Geek
How to Secure Your Twitter Account
Account security is important—not just for online shopping and bank accounts, but your social accounts too. The damage someone could do to your personal and professional life can be devastating. Just like any other important account, you have to take the proper precautions to make sure you’re the only…
Discover Magazine
How can you tell if a rat is smiling?
What does a rat “smile” look like, you ask? Well, these scientists asked the same question, and answered it by taking pictures of rats being tickled, and comparing the images of happy rats to those taken while blasting them with white noise. It turns out that the rat equivalent of a happy grin is slightly…
Discover Magazine
Understanding Pluto’s Icy ‘Heart’
When NASA’s New Horizons mission flew by Pluto last year, it sent back images that recalled a past era – a time when a few photos of initial reconnaissance could drastically change our sense of an entire celestial body. For The Moon and Mars, these initial glimpses happened decades ago; satellites of…
Lifehacker
These Three Strategies Will Help You Keep Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions
Getting healthy and fit is the most common new year’s resolution for most people. If you want to achieve that goal—or any goal in the new year, psychologists recommend these three strategies.Researchers at the British Psychological Society studied 60 students, who were all asked to maintain a diary that…
The Next Web
Blogging as business: A myth or undiscovered gold mine?
Blogging is a blend of fun, business and hard work. How a single concept crosses so many lines, a couple of them across opposite ends could be so confusing. But you don’t need to be. Here’s the reality: It’s a tough job! Blogging has become tougher and more demanding today than ever. The strategy needed…
TechCrunch
Blackmore raises $3.5 million to build better eyes for your self-driving car
 A Bozeman, Montana startup called Blackmore Sensors and Analytics Inc. has raised $3.5 million to build Lidar systems that can help vehicles see more details about what’s in front of them than existing sensors do today. The company spun out of a research and development firm called Bridger Photonics…
Mashable
Facebook enables safety check in India as Cyclone Vardah makes landfall
Facebook has turned on “Safety Check” for its users in India amid Cyclone Vardah making landfall in the southern part of the country. The southern Indian city of Chennai and surrounding regions were pounded by heavy rain and winds Monday as the Cyclone Vardah made its first landslide in the afternoon….
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Charge All of the Things With This Massive Battery Pack, Just $30 Today Only
RAVPower 22,000mAh Portable Charger, $30One of the best gifts you can give someone is a cure for battery anxiety, and this 22,000mAh battery pack from RAVPower should do the trick for just about everyone.Read more…
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Finally Get Yourself an Xbox One Elite Controller With This $37 Discount
Xbox One Elite Controller, $112Update: The $112 deal is sold out, but the $30 gift card deal is still alive.Read more…
Architizer
Young Architect Guide: 5 Practical Shortcuts for a Smooth Shift to BIM
It’s no longer enough to end up with a great design anymore. The methods of how one gets there are almost equally important.
Architizer
Dezeen’s Top Jobs of the Week: Grimshaw, Bec Brittain, Clive Sall Architecture and More
Dezeen and Architizer present this week’s selection of job openings across the international architecture and design industry.
TechCrunch
Netflix lands on Google’s Daydream VR
 Daydream got a long list of new apps and services last week, including HBO Now, but Netflix was listed only as “coming soon.” Now, the Netflix VR app has arrived, as a separate, standalone app that works with Daydream VR headsets, including the Google Daydream View. The VR version of Netflix for Daydream…
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Win! A free TarDisk for your MacBook worth $400
We’re giving two readers the chance to win a 256GB TarDisk drive (worth $400 – around £310) – perfect for boosting your MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro’s storage. To be in with a chance, simply fill out the form below.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Reindeer left hungry, shrinking in warming world
Often portrayed as pulling Santa’s sleigh, reindeer are a Christmas staple. Now, ecologists have found that reindeer are shrinking due to the impact of climate change on their food supplies.
Newswise: SciNews
Researchers’ Discovery of New Verbal Working Memory Architecture Has Implications for Artificial Intelligence
The neural structure we use to store and process information in verbal working memory is more complex than previously understood–a discovery that has implications for the creation of artificial intelligence (AI) systems, such as speech translation tools.
Newswise: SciNews
UF/IFAS Early Career Scientists to Use Grants to Study Greening, Pests, Environmental Issues, More
The faculty members will receive about $50,000 each as part of UF’s Early Career Scientist Seed Fund program to help develop new faculty research, said Jackie Burns, UF/IFAS dean for research.
Newswise: SciNews
Gulf of Mexico Alliance to Participate in National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration
Restore America’s Estuaries summit brings together the nation’s best restoration experts.
Ars Technica
Dealmaster: Green Monday sales on desktops, monitors, gaming bundles, and more
Greetings, Arsians! We’re here again to bring you the latest deals courtesy of our partners at TechBargains. Today is Green Monday and you can save on a ton of electronics because of it. Below we have deals on Skylake-powered desktops, IPS monitors, Amazon Echo devices, and much more. Grab…
Dornob
Star Wars Comes Home: Cute Character-Shaped Household Objects by Nendo
How do you balance a love for pop culture with a modern, minimalist interior design aesthetic?…
Mashable
This neo-Nazi group is set to become the first to be banned for terrorism in the UK
A neo-Nazi movement which celebrated the brutal murder of Labour MP Jo Cox earlier this year is poised to become the first far-right group to be banned as a terrorist organisation in the UK.  SEE ALSO: Jo Cox murder suspect gives name as ‘Death to traitors, freedom for Britain’ in court Being a member…
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Trump’s FCC: GOP Snubs Rosenworcel, Setting Stage for Net Neutrality Rollback
Senate Republicans wrapped up business over the weekend without reconfirming a key Federal Communications Commission official, laying the groundwork for a wholesale rollback of important consumer protections under a Trump presidency.By failing to reconfirm FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, despite…
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Automation Is Coming for SEO Content Farmers
It’s not only bud tenders and Uber drivers who are in danger of losing their jobs to automation these days. A small company in Ohio called AI Writer has created a neural net that can churn out the search engine optimization (SEO) filler currently being created by content mills in places like India and…
Digital Trends
Help the environment on your way to work with an Espin ebike
Being green during your commute can be tough. Using a car produces emissions, but riding a bicycle can lead to sweaty work clothes. It’s the dilemma that nearly one million bike commuters deal with in the United States. With the Espin ebikes, however, being green gets a whole lot easier. Espin has opened…
Digital Trends
This smartwatch is actually a bike computer in disguise
As a gadget nerd, it has been interesting to track the evolution of the smartwatch over the past couple of years. For the most part, these devices have struggled to attract a mainstream audience, remaining largely popular only with the early adopter crowd. At the moment, it appears that only the Apple…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Real Pokémon Get Even Realer
Freelance concept artist Joshua Dunlop created series dubbed “Pokémon Zoology” that features realistic images of classic Pokémon. We’ve seen realistic Pokémon concepts in the past, but these are, like…the realest. The series features three popular Pokémon: Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur….
Scientific American Content: Global
What the CRISPR Patent Dispute is All About
A hearing at the United States Patent and Trademark Office shows that the law is just as tricky as the molecular biology — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Utrecht’s new Central Station houses train, bus and tram transport under one undulating roof
Utrecht Central Station, the city’s largest and busiest train station, has officially opened. Designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects, the new transit hub will house train, bus and tram platforms under one undulating roof. The station has been in development since 2003…
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2016 GIFTS FOR THE SURFER
In today?s gift recommendations, we?ve curated some cool options to ensure you look good and perform well on the beach break. The list features equipment for protection, as well as some handy tools, carry options, or gear for simply having fun on your radical wave rides. These products cater to every…
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AVI-8 Hawker Harrier II Pegasus Concept Watch Features Aviation-Inspired Looks & A Unique Dial
You might not believe it, but a high quality timepiece can make the difference between being hired and fired or getting a date or not. You see, … Read More
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White House releases strategy for deep decarbonization by 2050
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Five years of studying cosmic rays with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment
On May 19, 2011, astronauts used a remote-controlled robotic arm to attach a nearly 17,000-pound payload to the side of the International Space Station. That payload was the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, or AMS-02, an international experiment sponsored by the US Department of Energy and NASA.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Geminids meteor shower peaks Tuesday amid full moon
The Geminids meteor shower hits its peak on Tuesday, but a full moon will outshine the celestial show this year.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New research reveals extent of human threat to lion populations
Two new studies led by scientists at Oxford University have highlighted the threat posed to lions by human activity – including trophy hunting.
Computerworld
Companies can try Microsoft’s supersized Surface Hub before buying
Microsoft’s Surface Hub large-screen PC isn’t your regular computer, and it takes a bit of practice to fully exploit it. With that in mind, Microsoft is starting a program to let users try the Surface Hub for 30 days before buying it. No such program is offered for other Surface devices. The supersized…
Physics News
Flexible optical sensors to control the quality of beverages and environmental parameters
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Modular Lighting System
Transform your wall into a canvas for illumination using this one of a kind touch sensitive modular lighting system. The system is composed of a series of plastic hexagons that you can interlock via magnets and activate individually with a tap of your finger. Check it out $62.40
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Art History Coloring Book
Place your own spin on iconic masterpieces by unleashing your creative juices on this art history coloring book. Each page features a world renowned work of art from some of history’s most recognized artists like Picasso, Bronzino, and Michelangelo. Check it out $15.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Disco Ball Light Projecting Cup
Add brilliant accent lighting to the party atmosphere by serving everyone’s drinks in these disco ball light projection cups. The base of the cup comes with a small half disco ball that lights up in 1 of 8 hues, illuminating your drink with an array of vivid colors. Check it out $8.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Drifting Go Kart
Turn a lap around the park into an adrenaline-filled ride by getting behind the wheel of this drifting go kart. Capable of reaching speeds up to 12 mph, it comes with a high-torque chain-driven motor and features slick back wheels and a hand brake for easy drifting. Check it out $274.49
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Lenticular Four Seasons Poster
Witness the passing of all four seasons before your very eyes with this incredible lenticular nature poster. Depending on what angle you view the poster from, it depicts the tree in a different season of the year – which makes it amazing to hang beside a mirror! Check it out $24.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
One-Handed Marking Tape Measure
Ensure you mark off the right measurement every time by using this one-handed marking tape measuring tool. This twenty five foot tape measure comes with a versatile clamp designed to hold pencils, pens, or even Sharpies. Check it out $119.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Joking Hazard Card Game
Secure your one-way ticket to Hell by playing the Joking Hazard card game. Inspired by the Cyanide & Happiness webcomic, you and your demented friends compete to build funny and totally inappropriate comics about friendship, sex, and everything in between. Check it out $25.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Healthy Fried Food Oven
Enjoy your favorite fried foods without the mountains of grease by preparing a meal using this healthy fried food oven. It utilizes powerful convection currents to fry your food without any additional fat – making it perfect for french fries, fried chicken, egg rolls, and more! Check it out $149.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Halo Electric Hover Board
Feel as though you’re gliding through the air while riding atop the Halo electric hover board. While it doesn’t technically hover, the board smoothly propels you at speeds up to 12 miles per hour, for distances up to 10 miles on a single charge. Check it out $697.00
SlashGear
Sony XAV-AX100 Now Shipping, Adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to your Ride
Back in August we first talked about the Sony XAV-AX100 car audio system. The big features of the device is that it brings both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to vehicles that didn’t come with that capability from the factory. When the AX100 was first announced it was set to launch in late November….
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Turkey detains more than 200 pro-Kurdish party officials
Turkish police have detained more than 200 people in raids across Turkey targeting officials from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) over allegations of links to Kurdish PKK militants, the state-run Anadolu agency said Monday.
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
BioSpa Live Cell Imaging System Provides Convenience and Consistency for Live Cell Analysis
BioTek’s BioSpa Live Cell Imaging System fully automates live cell imaging workflows for robust, real-time results without the need for manual intervention. The BioSpa System has a compact…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Monday, Dec. 12, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.8 satellitesNASA is launching eight satellites today as part of the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System mission. The satellites will track winds speeds using reflected GPS signals in an effort to monitor how…
The Next Web
6 badass marketing ideas from unconventional industries
From a business standpoint, it doesn’t make sense to spend money on marketing unless it helps you generate more revenue. And where are the best places to spend your marketing dollars? If you’re thinking Google AdWords, SEO, or social media – yeah, they’re great – but they’re also crowded. Traditional…
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Best Star Wars trailers: from A New Hope to Rogue One, ranked
A new year, a new Star Wars film – a “new hope”, even. A year on from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we’re now just a few days away from the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.Which means it’s time to revisit our great big Star Wars trailer rankings! Rogue One has had a slightly more…
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The 25 best Star Wars T-shirts for the Sith Lord in your life
These are the Star Wars T-shirts you’re looking for…Whether you’re repping the Dark Side or channelling your inner Jedi, there are some incredible T-shirts out there to show off your allegiance. And it’s not just a question of filling the coffers of Mickey Mouse with the swathe of super-serious official…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Arginine deprivation may be a useful strategy for treating bladder cancers, new study finds
Arginine-degrading–enzyme therapy is beneficial for the treatment of cancers lacking the enzyme needed for arginine synthesis (argininosuccinate synthetase 1), according to a new report.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The loneliness of the individual athlete
Athletes in individual sports are more prone to developing depressive symptoms than athletes in team sports.
Reason.com Full Feed
Colombia’s President Urges Drug Peace While Accepting Nobel Peace Prize
When he was head of the U.S. Southern Command, Gen. John F. Kelly, Donald Trump’s pick to run the Department of Homeland Security, complained that marijuana legalization in states such as Colorado and Washington had made Latin American officials less inclined to participate in the war on drugs. But…
Reason.com Full Feed
CIA and FBI Should Make Public Any and All Evidence That Russia Tampered with Election
The Washington Post and The New York Times have released explosive reports suggesting that Russian hackers actively screwed with the presidential election, even tipping things in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. The stories, however, are based on anonymous sources from groups whose records…
Deals
Today’s Best Deals: Star Wars Gifts, Xbox One Elite Controller, Shiny New Shoes, and More
Star Wars gifts, Rockport shoes, and the Xbox One Elite controller lead off Monday’s best deals. Read more…
Scientific American Content: Global
Learn a New Lingo While Doing Something Else
Hearing a foreign language in the background can help you learn it faster, even if you are not paying attention — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
BBC News – World
Aleppo battle: Rebels on brink amid rapid losses
Syria’s army makes major gains in south Aleppo, leaving rebels with only a small pocket in the city.
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Panasonic checkout machine also bags your items
The rush to automate manual labor jobs has reached new heights in convenience stores. Self-service checkouts are hardly new, but Panasonic and Lawson are taking them one step further in Japan. They’ve developed a new basket system which can detect th…
Latest news
Brazil-US undersea cable suffers delays
The Google-backed link is now expected to be ready by Q2 2017
Latest news
2016: The year Apple stumbled
And 2017 seems set to be an even tougher year for the Cupertino giant.
Latest news
Teenage DDoS users targeted by international law enforcement operation
Coordinated global operation targets teens using DDoS tools, as part of an effort to discourage youngsters from starting out in cybercrime.
Latest news
Women in technology: Intel and Biogen leaders offer advice
Two successful senior executives — both former CIOs — offer practical and helpful advice to companies, men, and women on improving gender diversity in technology.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Antipsychotic drug use increases risk of mortality among persons with Alzheimer’s disease
Antipsychotic drug use is associated with a 60 percent increased risk of mortality among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, shows a recent study. The risk was highest at the beginning of drug use and remained increased in long-term use. Use of two or more antipsychotic drugs concomitantly was associated…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Heterogeneous news flow on volatility
It is possible to apply different statistical methods and information content of time series observations to estimate volatility, research shows. These results have importance for example in risk management, hedging strategies and option pricing.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The world’s wet regions are getting wetter, the dry regions are getting drier
Wet regions of Earth are getting wetter and dry regions are getting drier, but it is happening at a slower rate than previously thought, report investigators who, in a new report, provide robust evidence for their claim.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How skills learnt from sport can help homeless young people
Mental skills training developed in sport can help homeless young people engage with education, training and work opportunities.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Squid and chips anyone?
Great British fish suppers could become more like those enjoyed in Spain and Portugal, according to new data.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Why plants eat feces when they could eat flesh
What drives a carnivorous plant to abandon eating meat in favor of a diet of bat feces? Ecologists believe they have the answer. Their ingenious study sheds new light on the evolution of mutualism.
Digital Trends
Never run out of adventures using the REI mobile apps
Imagine that the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and that there is absolutely no reason to be inside. It’s time to be adventurous. The problem is, you don’t know what to do or where to go. With the suite of REI mobile apps, however, the problem instead will be where not to go. With REI’s recent…
TechCrunch
UberPOOL streamlines matchmaking, pickups and driver-side features
 Uber is making some changes to how uberPOOL operates under the hood, which are designed to make connecting the dots between riders and drivers easier for a more streamlined experience overall. The changes are mostly hidden from the rider, as they involve backend upgrades in routing and matchmaking,…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
John Grunsfeld has a plan that uses Red Dragon to return Mars rocks to Earth
Enlarge / John Grunsfeld, then the associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, speaks at a Mars conference in October, 2015. NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission has always been a bit of an ugly duckling. It was not out of love that the space agency came up with the plan to scoop…
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SPINN COFFEE MAKER
Spinn is a special kind of coffee maker, in fact it can make your brew in totally different styles depending on what you need or feel like drinking. This machine can make you an espresso, a lungo, an americano or a large brew to serve your crew. The Spinn Coffe Maker gets its name from the spinning mechanism…
Popular Mechanics
Last super moon and meteor shower for 2016
On Wednesday, December 14, you’ll be able to see the last supermoon of the year. On that very same night you’ll see the Geminid meteor shower. The post Last super moon and meteor shower for 2016 appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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We’ve slashed the price on the Lytro Illum Camera from $1,299.99 to $299.99
If you’ve got anyone on your holiday list jonesing for a new camera, consider getting them one that goes above and beyond  — as you’ll quickly discover with the Lytro Illum Camera and its “living picture” technology. You can get one of these trailblazing cameras right now for hundreds of dollars off…
Curbed National
Internet-connected home tech could be dangerous, say security experts
Preparing for an even more Internet-of-Things future In October, hackers used millions of connected home devices to execute a denial of service attack to take down popular sites from Twitter to Netflix, Reddit, and even Curbed. While the attack was massive in scale, security experts have since pointed…
9to5Mac
Microsoft: Mac users switching to Surface more than ever before, after new MacBook Pro ‘disappointment’
The new MacBook Pro has caused countless controversies over the last few weeks, from its lack of legacy I/O ports to graphics issues and battery life concerns, and Microsoft says this is leading to more Mac users than ever switching to Surface PCs and laptops. In a yearly review on the Windows blog,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
EU fines Sony, Panasonic and Sanyo over battery cartel
The European Union’s anti-trust watchdog has fined Sony, Panasonic and Sanyo for price fixing in the market for batteries used in laptops and mobile phones.
Cool Material
8 Holiday Cards You’ll Actually Want to Send
The holidays are quickly approaching. You need to start shopping for presents if you haven’t already. It’s also time to pick out this year’s holiday cards. Skip the drugstore and Hallmark because we rounded up the best holiday cards out there. From expletives and celebrities, to memes and middle fingers,…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Remote sensing is becoming increasingly important in biodiversity research
To measure biodiversity, researchers have been using various methods of remote sensing for about 30 years in addition to traditional field studies. An international team of researchers present current opportunities, developments and prospects of remote sensing in a new article, and highlight its enormous…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Blood pressure medication paves the way for approaches to managing Barrett’s syndrome
New ways of using mechanisms behind certain blood pressure medications may, in the future, spare some patient groups both discomfort and lifelong concern over cancer of the esophagus.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
constantine zlatev transforms a winchester rifle into a candy vending machine
taking your sweet tooth to the next level: constantine zlatev turns a winchester ’94 into a candy dispensing vending machine. The post constantine zlatev transforms a winchester rifle into a candy vending machine appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Lifehacker
The Keys to Training Your Dog to Stop Barking
Dogs will be dogs, which means they sometimes bark, but you can teach your dog to control their barking so that it’s not disruptive. These three tips will make your training easier and more effective.The video above walks you through how to train your dog to not bark during common situations, like when…
Gizmodo
Trump Will Get His Own Taxpayer-Funded Media Empire Thanks to a New Law
President-elect Donald Trump (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Some people speculated that if Trump lost the election he might start his own TV network. Well, Trump won, but it looks like he’s going to get his own media empire anyway. The only question left is who Trump will pick to run it.Read more…
TechSpot
Best Buy employees purchase Wii U for teen who visited store every day to play Smash Bros.
Here’s a story that has the potential to either restore your faith in humanity or finish it off completely. Last week, some employees at a Best Buy store in Valley Stream, New York, decided to purchase a Wii U for a teenage boy who they noticed was coming in every day to…
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Environmentalists Want Tillerson to Testify About ExxonMobil’s Climate Deception
Rex Tillerson, the CEO of fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil, is expected to be nominated as Secretary of State by Donald Trump. If confirmed, Tillerson’s conflicts of interest could gut legal efforts to hold his company accountable for contributing to climate change.According to sources close to the Trump…
Scientific American Content: Global
The Greater New York City Region Must Plan for ‘Permanent Flooding’
Without more protection, one foot of sea-level rise could inundate nearly 60 square miles of the tri-state area as soon as 2050 — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Macworld
The Week in iPhone and iPad Cases: LuMee’s Duo selfie case is now available for the iPhone 7
New cases on the scene This week’s roundup of new iPhone and iPad cases brings us iPhone 7 models of two of our favorite cases—LuMee’s fabulous Duo case for photography, and Mophie’s slim Juice Pack Air battery case. Plus, a nice assortment of other cases for your iPhone or iPad. Read on!BelkinThe Air…
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Stock Up on Lightning Cables With This $10 2-Pack
Mpow 2-Pack Lightning Cables, $10 with code 83RVBQBHiPhone and iPad owners can never own enough Lightning cables, especially when you can get two for $10. As an aside, Apple still charges $19 for a single cable.Read more…
The Awesomer
Reebok 58 Bright St Fury Boot
Price: $225  | BuyReebok’s new designer unit 58 Bright Street whips up a dope take on the brand’s futuristic sneaker. The Instapump Fury Boot ditches the Fury OG’s mesh upper for leather, while the segmented Hexalite sole is replaced with winter-ready Vibram outsoles. More Awesome Stuff:…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scientist pioneers novel ways to study endangered baleen whales
Baleen whales store a wide range of hormonal data that can help chart a female whale’s reproductive history–data which researchers hope can be used to help repopulate them.
Gizmodo
Why Trump’s Tech Summit Is Going to Be Super Awkward
Image: GettyThis Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump will meet with—or “summon,” as it were—leaders from across the tech industry for a round-table chat. On paper, this appears to be a very sensible meeting. Silicon Valley nurtured a deliciously cozy relationship with the Obama administration, and…
BBC News – World
Pennsylvania vote recount blocked by judge
A US federal judge blocks an attempt to have presidential election votes recounted in Pennsylvania.
Cool Hunting
Miami Art Week 2016: Masked + Distorted Faces: Conveying the essence of the human form amidst obstruction
The human form has manifested in art since creativity’s earliest days. Further, many of the most iconic works across time convey figures and faces—be it within sculptural realism or avant-garde poeticism. As expected, all of the fairs we attended during…… …
How-To Geek
How to Use Cortana with a Local User Account in Windows 10
You’ve created a local account in Windows and you want to use Cortana. However, you need a Microsoft account to activate and use Cortana, but you don’t want to convert your local account to a Microsoft one. What a dilemma.Click Here to Continue Reading
Architizer
This Is Your Year: Final Call for Entries to the 5th Annual A+Awards!
The most important date of all is this Friday, the final deadline for submissions is December 16, 2016.
Architizer
NYC This Week: Tour Santiago Calatrava’s WTC Transportation Hub
Architecture and design–related events happening in New York City this week (December 12 to December 18), handpicked by the editors at Architizer.
Slashdot
AMD Introduces Radeon Instinct Machine Intelligence Accelerators
Reader MojoKid writes: AMD is announcing a new series of Radeon-branded products today, targeted at machine intelligence and deep learning enterprise applications, called Radeon Instinct. As its name suggests, the new Radeon Instinct line of products are comprised of GPU-based solutions for deep learning,…
Reason.com Full Feed
Fighting Anti-Semitism With Intolerance: New at Reason
A couple of weeks ago, the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016, a.k.a. S. 10, was introduced in the Senate, read three times, and approved by unanimous consent without debate or amendment—all on the same day. That sort of bipartisan consensus, which suggests a bill is so obviously unobjectionable that…
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Take Better Care of Your Disgusting Feet With This Discounted Amopé Set
Amopé Pedi Perfect Luxury Pedicure Gift Set, $35The Amopé is an electric foot file that literally files down the gross calluses on your feet until they slightly resemble that of a modern human. Today only, get an Amopé Gift Set, which includes the foot file, extra roller heads, foot cream, and a bag…
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It’s Not Too Late to Get a Great Deal on a New TV
If you didn’t pull the trigger on a new TV during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, “Green Monday” is here to bail you out with a handful of really solid deals.Read more…
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Give the Gift of a Single Remote That Can Do Everything
Logitech Harmony Ultimate One, $100With physical buttons and a touch screen, the ability to control up to 15 devices, a handy charging cradle, and more compatibility than any other brand, the Harmony Ultimate One is a worthy addition to your home and home theater, and today’s $100 deal is easily the…
CNET News.com
Mercedes-Benz teases E-Class Coupe ahead of December 14 reveal – Roadshow
If you’ve seen the S-Class or C-Class coupe, you know what to expect.
TechCrunch
Panasonic’s new shopping system automatically bags and tallies your bill
 For some reason I hate everything about grocery shopping, but I must share this hate with others since companies like Amazon, and now Panasonic are throwing a lot of tech at the problem. WSJ reports that Panasonic is working on a checkout setup for convenience stores that will scan items as you place…
Digital Trends
Will FCA change things up with an all-electric Chrysler Pacifica?
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is not very enthusiastic about electric cars. When the limited-market Fiat 500e was launched a few years ago, CEO Sergio Marchionne complained that FCA lost money on every one sold, and that the car was only built to satisfy California’s zero-emission vehicle mandate….
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Bullying makes men leave the labor market
Men and women are almost at an equal risk of being bullied in the workplace, but whereas bullying often causes women to go on prolonged sick leave or use antidepressants, men often choose to leave the labor market altogether for a period of time.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How to avoid congestion of mobile network
Scientists have created a universal mathematical approach to queuing theory. It allows calculating the most efficient operation of the systems where the processing of incoming flow takes place. In particular, it can be used to eliminate queues in shops and banks and eliminate mobile communication congestion…
Lifehacker
You Have One Last Chance to Save on Amazon Gadgets Before The Holidays
In case you missed out during Deals Week, several of Amazon’s most popular gadgets are back on sale for one last push during the holiday shopping season.The Echoes and Paperwhite are back down to the same prices at Black Friday, while the $40 Fire Tablet deal is $7 higher than it was before. Interestingly,…
SlashGear
These Netgear routers can be hacked: What you need to do
Netgear has detailed a new security vulnerability in three of its Nighthawk routers, and leaving that vulnerability unchecked may lead to some particularly nasty consequences for users. The vulnerability affects Nighthawk R6400, R7000, and R8000 routers, and could potentially allow attackers to inject…
Popular Science
How to prepare your kids for jobs that don’t exist yet
Science The founder of littleBits on turning kids into creators Ayah Bdeir explains what she thinks the most important things are to prepare today’s kids for the jobs that will emerge tomorrow.
BBC News – World
Madonna delivers ferocious acceptance speech at Woman of the Year award
Madonna delivers a powerful acceptance speech as she picks up the Woman of the Year award at the Billboards.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Liberia to lead mediation in Gambia as political crisis continues
Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will lead a mission to Gambia on Tuesday to mediate in a crisis brought on by long-ruling President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to step down, president-elect Adama Barrow said.
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Parrot’s quirky toy drones are slowly growing up
There was a time when Parrot was the name in consumer drones. That’s partly because, way back in 2010 when it launched the AR Drone, the DJI Phantom was still some years away. Today, the landscape is a little different: DJI now dominates the skies,…
HolyCool.net
Alice in Wonderland Bookends
Set of laser-cut metal bookends featuring the characters from Alice in Wonderland. The pair of bookends can hold any long row of books, the beautiful cut-outs make a beautiful art piece. Buy it here The post Alice in Wonderland Bookends appeared first on HolyCool.net.
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NIKE AIR MOC BOMBER
Nike have presented two leather iterations of the Air Moc, in black and “cognac?. The Air Moc Bomber provides minimalist comfort in a modern design, it features an ultra sole unit, premium leather upper, adjustable collar, and max air heel unit. The perfect, stylish house slipper for total comfort after…
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DIY TINY HOUSE
EDC lovers rejoice, you can now purchase this how-to manual ($99) in PDF format to build your own tiny house on wheels! Built on a 16 foot trailer, the Bunk Box is a unique energy-efficient tiny house with 125 square feet on the main floor, and an additional 72 square feet in the sleeping loft. The plans…
GearCulture
Ossidiana Espresso Coffee Maker
For those with old school sensibilities who realize coffee making to not just be a serious business, but an artform, add an Ossidiana Espresso Coffee Maker to your kitchen. The super stylish, traditional aluminum design, from Sicilian architect Mario Trimarchi, is yours in a range of sizes and is named…
Mashable
The ‘Star Trek’ cast and Stephen Hawking team up for the stuff of sci-fi dreams
The Quantum Revolution has a new champion, and it’s Zoe Saldana. In “Quantum is Calling,” a short film collaboration between Caltech, Cinestar and Trouper Productions, Saldana loses Simon Pegg’s cat in the quantum realm and uses physics and deduction to get him back. Earlier this year, Caltech’s…
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Strap On an ASUS ZenWatch 2 for Under $100, Today Only
ASUS ZenWatch 2, $95If you demand more from your wrist wearable than just counting steps, the well-reviewed ASUS ZenWatch 2 is marked down to just $95 on Amazon, today only.Read more…
kottke.org
The best scenes from Planet Earth
The original Planet Earth series was released 10 years ago. In celebration, BBC asked some YouTube creators to share their favorite scenes from the show. My pick would be the shark jumping out of the water, not least because of the technique the filmmakers invented to capture the scene. Tags:…
Cool Material
Union Wood Co. Shop Apron
A shop apron is all that stands between your clothes and a thick layer of saw dust. Without one, you’re begging to have your shirt and your jeans worn down over time. So it stands to reason that investing in a good shop apron, one that will last you the rest of your years, is […]
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Trump likely to name ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State
Many of President-elect Donald Trump’s picks for the highest offices in our government are people who have business experience but little political experience, and now rumors abound that the office of Secretary of State – fourth in line for the presidency – might just go to ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson….
HolyCool.net
Large All Purpose Dopp Kit Utility Bag Handmade by Hide & Drink
Handmade from a single piece of rustic full grain leather, this is the perfect companion bag to hold your everyday tools and accessories. The bottom features a heavier, double-leather overlay with double-stitched seams offering long lasting support. Available in different colors. Buy it here The post…
Computerworld
How iOS 10 Bedtime works
Digital health means figuring out how connected devices can help quantify what you already do in order to enable you to do better. In many cases, you’ll achieve big results through smaller, incremental changes, and that’s what iOS 10’s little-used ‘Bedtime’ feature tries to provide.What is Bedtime? You…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
What else comes with a college degree? An extra 10 pounds, says new study
College students gained an average of 10 pounds over the course of their college years, a study has found, and number of students who were overweight or obese increased 78 percent. The extra weight translates to a variety of increased health risks, the study says.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Dual loss of TET proteins prompts lethal upsurge in inflammatory T cells in a mouse model of lymphoid cancer
Members of the TET family of proteins help protect against cancer by regulating the chemical state of DNA –and thus turning growth-promoting genes on or off. These latest findings illustrate just how important TET proteins are in controlling cell proliferation and cell fate.
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Honeywell RTH6580WF Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat $61.99
Honeywell RTH6580WF Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat $61.99
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Skype translations now work with calls to phone lines
Skype’s live translations are no longer limited to fellow internet callers. If you’re part of the Windows Insider Program, you now have access to a Skype Preview release for PCs that will translate calls to conventional phones, whether they’re cellp…
Mashable
Somebody made ‘Pac-Man’ for the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar and it’s awesome
Gimmick or not, people are coming up with all kinds of weird things to do with the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. After getting the new notebook, developer Henry Franks took it upon himself to code a version of Pac-Man for the touchscreen strip using Apple’s Swift programming language. SEE ALSO: Someone…
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James Scott, David Friedman, and Robert Ellickson Debate Anarchy
Trinity College hosted an all-star panel on anarchy last month. The forum featured the economist David Friedman, one of the better-known exponents of market anarchism; the anthropologist and political scientist James C. Scott, whose ideas overlap with left-anarchism, though he’s ultimately ambivalent…
Phys.org: Physics News
Flexible optical sensors to control the quality of beverages and environmental parameters
Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) have developed an innovative optical sensor using conventional tape, a low-cost and flexible material that can be easily acquired at stationery shops. It can detect variations of the optical properties of a liquid when is immersed. The sensor can…
Phys.org: Physics News
In search of ‘sterile’ neutrinos
Lately, neutrinos – the tiny, nearly massless particles that many scientists study to better understand the fundamental workings of the universe – have been posing a problem for physicists.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How hearing loss can change the way nerve cells are wired
Even short-term blockages in hearing can lead to remarkable changes in the auditory system, altering the behavior and structure of nerve cells that relay information from the ear to the brain, according to a new study.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The song of silence: Innate mechanism for birds hearing their own species is based on the silence
Neurons in zebra finch brains operate as a barcode reader to detect songs of the same species during learning, report scientists.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The first-in-human clinical trial targeting Alzheimer’s tau protein
For the first time, targeting the other feature of Alzheimer’s disease, tau, has given fruitful results. In an unprecedented study, active vaccination in humans has resulted in a favorable immune response in 29 out of the 30 patients with only minor side effects.
Computerworld
Gates, Bezos join others to launch clean energy tech VC fund
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son are investors in a new clean energy technology venture firm launched Monday.Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a $1 billion venture capital fund, will focus on “next generation technologies to provide reliable, affordable,…
Physics News
New diamond harder than a jeweller’s diamond, cuts through ultra-solid materials
The Australian National University (ANU) has led an international project to make a diamond that’s predicted to be harder than a jeweller’s diamond and useful for cutting through ultra-solid …
Physics News
ASM to launch mSphereDirect, a new, innovative science publishing pathway
The Awesomer
The Most Remote Places on Earth
LinkIf you’re aiming to be a world renowned explorer or the ultimate survivor, or you just want to get away from other humans, RealLifeLore has a list of places that you should look up, from islands in Canada to the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Ocean. More Awesome Stuff: The Importance of Off-screen…
PCWorld
Microsoft Ventures launches AI-focused fund
Microsoft Ventures has launched an artificial intelligence investment fund, signaling its parent company’s growing focus on the emerging technology.The VC arm of Microsoft has also funded Element AI, an incubator to help organizations embrace an AI-first strategy, Nagraj Kashyap, corporate vice president…
PCWorld
Popular uBlock Origin ad-blocker appears in Edge’s walled extension garden
There aren’t a ton of extensions available for Windows 10’s Edge browser yet as Microsoft’s maintained tight control over the ecosystem, making it something of an event when a new big name add-on shows up. Over the weekend, New Zealand-based developer Nik Rolls announced his port of uBlock Origin (Preview)…
Design Milk
Adorable Wooden Critters from Monroe Workshop Toys
These little critters from Monroe Workshop Toys have got us feeling some type of way. Designer Matt Monroe is an experienced sculptor and carpenter, and the genius behind Monroe Workshop Toys. Combining
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