Indistinguishable from Magic 12/13

The Verge – All Posts
An emoji with a nose is a horror to behold
Here at The Verge, we’ve covered Apple’s iOS 10.2 update extensively. We were thrilled at the prospect of finally getting the all important “shrug” emoji, thereby rendering all annoying copy and pasting of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ obsolete. We discussed the critical update to the peach emoji, which removed its ill-advised,…
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This fantastic spider resembles Harry Potter’s sorting hat
I thought the Niffler was my favorite fantastic beast, but I was wrong. This new spider species discovered in India just topped the list — mainly because it exists in our real Muggle world. Meet Eriovixia gryffindori, a spider species named after J.K. Rowling’s character Godric Gryffindor because it…
Discover Magazine
Bacteria Help Pitcher Plants Trap Prey
Pity the insect that tumbles into a pitcher plant’s trap. The slippery walls and waiting pool of water ensure it won’t clamber back out. There’s nothing left to do but wait to be digested. The California pitcher plant (Darlingtonia californica) is also called the cobra lily for its curled-over shape…
Lifehacker
“The Smart Talk” Helps You and Your Kid Agree on Smartphone Rules
Smartphones are a part of life these days, and if your kid doesn’t use one now, they probably will before long. But with a great device comes great responsibility. The Smart Talk is a website that helps parents and kids come up with a set of phone rules together, and creates a handy agreement you can…
SlashGear
iPhone 8 Release: What we already know about Apple’s 2017 flagship
In the Fall of 2017 Apple will reveal its iPhone 8, a device that’s already begun its detail leak process months in advance. This device will be the 8th generation in the iPhone line, or the 10th iPhone if we include the iPhone Plus devices as additional models. This combined with the fact that 2017…
Lifehacker
Pick the Right Batteries for Your DIY Projects With This Video Guide
Want to learn about batteries? Adafruit has a great guide for picking the right battery for your DIY projects, but if you prefer video, they’ve got you covered there as well.The video covers a bunch of basics that are useful for all of us, like what milliamp hours means, what nominal cell voltage is,…
How-To Geek
How to Automatically Download Subtitles with Plex Media Server
Whether you need subtitles to avoid waking up the kids or you’re awful at understanding regional accents, Plex Media Center makes it easy to download and use subtitles with all your movies and TV shows.Click Here to Continue Reading
Deals
Save $2 on the Detergent Pods of Your Choice
$2 off detergent pods. Discount shown at checkout.Can you believe that before the advent of detergent pods, humans used to measure and pour laundry detergent liquid into a washing machine manually? I don’t know how our ancestors got by. Anyway, if you’re running low, Amazon’s taking $2 off an assortment…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Get better customer service by choosing your words wisely
The next time you make a complaint to your cellphone or cable company, don’t get personal.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Details of information processing in the brain revealed
New research shows that when we’re paying attention to something, that information is processed in a continuous manner. But when we’re trying to ignore something, we perceive and experience information in waves or frames, like scenes in a movie. We are better at prioritizing certain times when we are…
Reason.com Full Feed
What a Subway Breast-Implant Ad Can Teach Us About U.S. Health Care
For sheer accumulation of elite institutional prestige, it’s hard to top Atul Gawande. He is a professor at both Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health and a regular contributor to the New Yorker magazine, where I’ve enjoyed reading and learning from some of his brilliant and…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Home & Office : Star Trek Starfleet Academy Duvet Cover and Pillowcases
Stand at attention, Cadet! Welcome to Starfleet Academy, Cadet! Here’s your duty-issue uniform, latrine kit, data padd, and bedding for your bunk. Get some rest – Professor S’tonn’s Unification with Third Order Logic starts at oh-eight-hundred. $79.99 – $89.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Accessories : Rogue One: Death Trooper Charm Bead (Black)
Tiny Thermal Detonator not included. Just because you’re a “Death Trooper,” doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate a little bling every now and then. Just don’t let anybody catch you wearing this. Definitely not approved with the uniform $24.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Home & Office : Star Trek Schematic Duvet Cover and Pillow Cases
No bloody A, B, C, or D. The venerable Constitution-class U.S.S. Enterprise is a beauty in blueprint. Add Matt Jeffries’s masterpiece of starship design to your bedroom decor with this magnificent duvet cover and pillowcase set. $79.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Home & Office : Radiant Light Mill – Solar Radiometer
A spin on “solar power.” This Radiant Light Mill looks awesome sitting on your desk or windowsill. It works best in direct sunlight, but moves pretty well even hit with a flashlight. What other light sources can you come up with to create thermal transpiration? $24.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Home & Office : Magnetic Hourglass
Relax with science Filled with iron filings instead of sand, the Magnetic Hourglass has a rare earth magnet in its base which inexorably draws the filings toward it. It’s a kinetic sculptural performance you can enjoy for hours – 30 seconds at a time. $14.99
TechCrunch
Here’s what the back of Fisker Inc’s EMotion electric sport sedan looks like
 Henrik Fisker’s newest electric car company, Fisker Inc., continues the gradual reveal of its first car, the EMotion. I certainly have a lot of feelings looking at this — feelings like skepticism that this vehicle will ever make it to production. But Fisker Inc. maintains that it will, and that once…
GearHungry
Hang & Roll
Basically a series of sequential packing cubes, the Hang & Roll is a way to both better organize and better compress your clothing for travel. The lightweight packing tool boasts eight individual compartments to stash about a week’s worth of rolled up items of clothing. Roll it up when filled to…
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The next great indie game is about the dragon apocalypse
There’s no such thing as an “overnight success.” Sure, some folks get lucky with a snappy catchphrase or a $30 Chewbacca mask and they experience a wave of sudden, unplanned popularity, but generally, people don’t achieve their dreams over the course of a single evening. Rich Siegel is living proof…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
It’s basic: Alternative fuel cell technology reduces cost
The best road to zero-emission vehicles lies in fuel-cell technology. It preserves the advantages of gasoline automobiles, with low upfront costs, long driving range and fast refueling. But he also believes a new fuel-cell technology may be necessary. A new paper offers a strategic roadmap.
Newswise: SciNews
Earthquake Faults Are Smarter Than We Usually Think
Northwestern University researchers now have an answer to a vexing age-old question: Why do earthquakes sometimes come in clusters? The research team has developed a new computer model and discovered that earthquake faults are smarter — in the sense of having better memory — than seismologists have…
Newswise: SciNews
Sub-Saharan Africa Won’t Have Enough Grain in 2050 — Even if Farmers Max Out Yields
An international team of scientists analyzed grain production in 10 sub-Saharan countries. Although farmers in the region could quadruple production by optimizing plant and soil management, yields still would fall short of demand.
Gizmodo
These Crazy Coin Stack Sculptures Seem Impossible
Japanese artist Thumb Tani may have negotiated some deal with how gravity works on Earth for his coin sculptures. Or maybe he is somehow channeling Magneto’s superpowers. No way could be just carefully placing these coins on top of each other, because I struggle with making a nickel stand up straight.Read…
Computerworld
Sony’s PlayStation VR bests HTC Vive in headset shipments
Virtual reality is emerging as a computing category just like PCs and mobile devices, and VR headset shipments are booming. As Sony’s PlayStation VR beat out the more expensive HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, VR headset shipments totaled around 2 million this year, according to research firm Canalys. That…
CNET News.com
Not just a supplier: Delphi to start autonomous ride-sharing outfit – Roadshow
Delphi will launch pilot programs in both Europe and the US simultaneously.
Big Think
Let’s Cut Out All These “Bullsh*t Jobs”, says Anthropologist David Graeber
It’s time we talked about working less. While some argue that we shorten the working week, others favor cutting out pointless, time-filler jobs altogether.     Read More
Big Think
Elon Musk: Automation Will Lead to Universal Basic Income
Elon Musk shared his thoughts on the future of jobs and the government’s role in a rapidly changing society.Read More
Slashdot
Comcast Raises Controversial ‘Broadcast TV’ and ‘Sports’ Fees $48 Per Year
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Comcast’s latest price hikes include a significant increase in the company’s widely despised “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees. The Broadcast TV fee is moving from $5 a month to $7 a month, while the Regional Sports Network fee is…
Android Developers Blog
Five steps to achieve sustainable growth and boost your app’s long term success
Maxim Mai, Business Development Manager, Google Play Maintaining sustainable growth is difficult for even the highest quality apps. In this video and through the 5 steps below you can find out how some of our leading Android developers are tackling growth. 1) Understand and define your…
Digital Trends
Nvidia serves up free VR game bundle for HTC Vive, GTX hardware buyers
Hardware manufacturer Nvidia is offering up a free collection of three virtual reality experiences for gamers who purchase select graphics cards or laptops along with an HTC Vive virtual reality headset. Users eligible for the offer will receive Steam-redeemable digital copies of Raw Data, Serious Sam…
ArchDaily
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Wins 2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award
Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation / LMS Architects. Image © Tim Griffith San Franisco-based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architecture Firm Award.“Their passion for addressing some of the profession’s…
The Verge – All Posts
You too can own Bluetooth-connected, heated insoles
Heated insoles are nothing new. Although I haven’t used them, and would likely constantly worry about them overheating and burning my feet, they sound like they solve a legitimate problem. They keep your feet warm during winter walks or on ski trips. Yes, ski trips! Now, a European company called +T…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Oculus Earphones review: Enhanced VR audio on the cheap
When the Oculus Rift launched this March, one of our favorite qualities was its built-in audio. The integrated headphones, hanging from the headset band, gave the Rift a unified simplicity: Put Rift on head, start playing. Oculus’ new earphones add only a tinge of complexity, but more than…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Magical socks stay on baby and fit through adulthood
Not only are they kick-off-proof, but these one-size-fits-all transformer socks grow with baby all the way to grown-up size.
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Aukey Optic iPhone/Android 180° Fisheye Lens $5
Aukey Optic iPhone/Android 180° Fisheye Lens $5
Cool Hunting
Buy: New Aging
Matthias Hollwich, of the acclaimed architecture firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), has a few ideas for the betterment of society and its aging members. He proposes them in “New Aging,” a book built upon a foundation of insightful tips, supported by over…… Continue…
Reason.com Full Feed
Trump Vs. White House on Hacking, Obama Leases Post-Presidency Office Space, Syrian Gov’t Claims Control of Aleppo: P.M. Links
President-elect Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina talked about hacking in a meeting today. Fiorina, who campaigned on supporting and assisting the CIA in implementing its post-9/11 mass surveillance program, may be under consideration for Trump’s director of national intelligence. The White House is…
Ars Technica
Microsoft’s surprise hardware hit: The Surface Hub
(credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has hit a hardware home run that surprised even the people in Redmond. The Surface Hub conference room PC turns out to be selling like hotcakes, surpassing everyone’s expectations. When Microsoft launched its Surface Hub conference room computers about a year and a…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA/USGS satellite provides global view of speed of ice
Glaciers and ice sheets move in unique and sometimes surprising patterns, as evidenced by a new capability that uses satellite images to map the speed of flowing ice in Greenland, Antarctica and mountain ranges around the world.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Reseracher finds ‘identity loan’ common in undocumented workers
A new study from the University of Colorado Denver challenges portrayals of identity theft in workplaces dominated by undocumented immigrants.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fighting world hunger: Researchers use nuclear methods to study pest-resistance in corn
According to estimates, the current global population is more than 7.4 billion people and is growing at a rate of 88 million people per year. Developing corn varieties that are resistant to pests is vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population by 2050. Now, researchers at the University…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Why we walk on our heels instead of our toes
James Webber took up barefoot running 12 years ago. He needed to find a new passion after deciding his planned career in computer-aided drafting wasn’t a good fit. Eventually, his shoeless feet led him to the University of Arizona, where he enrolled as a doctoral student in the School of Anthropology.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers develop new approach for better big data prediction
Researchers at Columbia University, Princeton and Harvard University have developed a new approach for analyzing big data that can drastically improve the ability to make accurate predictions about medicine, complex diseases, social science phenomena, and other issues.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Catholics more committed to workplace than evangelicals are, study finds
Catholics are more emotionally committed to their workplaces than are Evangelicals—and people with strong attachments to God, regardless of their faith group, are more committed to their jobs when they work for smaller companies, according to a Baylor University study.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
‘Cadillac tax’ may precipitate changes to employer-provided health care insurance
A new paper from a University of Illinois tax expert says the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac tax” has the potential to alter the landscape of the U.S. health insurance market and lead to the widespread adoption of a policy championed by former President George W. Bush – namely, health saving accounts.
Mashable
Six ways in-car Wi-Fi can save your sanity this holiday season
If you’ve ever coordinated your family holiday gathering, you’re probably qualified to orchestrate a football halftime show.  Face it: going to the malls to deck the halls can turn your greeting card-worthy clan into a kin of cranks. Taxiing a carload of kids between retailers, relatives’ houses, grocery…
Mashable
Super Nintendo World is coming just in time for the next Summer Olympics
Great news, Mario fans: an IRL version of the Mushroom Kingdom is on its way. A new theme park called Super Nintendo World, a collaboration with Universal Parks & Resorts, will open in Osaka, Japan in 2020 — just in time for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Universal confirmed the target date in an…
Next Big Future
German Nuclear Fusion Stellerator operating with error rate of less than one in 100,000
A team of researchers from the US and Germany have now confirmed that the Wendelstein 7-X (W 7-X) stellerator is producing the super-strong, twisty, 3D magnetic fields that its design predicted, with “unprecedented accuracy”. The researchers found an error rate less than one in 100,000.”To our knowledge,…
Lifehacker
Make Gift Shopping Easy With the “Want, Wear, Need, Read” Rubric
If you’re having a hard time picking out gifts for the important people in your life, this simple rubric can help you narrow things down.Buying gifts is supposed to be fun and make you feel good, but it often turns into a stressful ordeal. That’s why Taryn Williford at Apartment Therapy recommends you…
TechCrunch
Google’s head of diversity is leaving company
 Google’s head of diversity, Nancy Lee, is retiring from Google after several years of leading the company’s global diversity and inclusion team, TechCrunch has learned. Lee, who originally joined Google’s legal team back in 2006, has been working on diversity at Google for the last few years. She started…
PandoDaily
Trump’s tech meeting: The only winning move is not to attend
On Wednesday, a whole basket of tech executives will head to Trump Tower in New York to meet President Elect Trump and his Silicon Valley lap dog, Peter Thiel (a Pando investor). I wrote last week about how the meeting is the first step towards Silicon Valley’s normalisation of a fascist, bigoted, produly…
Deals
This Entire Beauty Box Costs $100 Less Than One of Its Products
Byrdie Holiday Beauty BoxEven at full-price, The Review by Byrdie was a steal for products that were hard to rationalize paying full price for, especially the $185 Tatcha Enriching Renewal Cream. But now, it’s being marked down even further. For only $80, you get that $185 face goop, five other full-size…
Deals
Turn Your Smartphone Into a Universal Remote With This $20 IR Blaster
Pronto Smart Remote, $20If you can never find your remote, but always have your smartphone handy, the Pronto smart remote allows your phone to control up to eight home theater devices at once. This thing has been around for awhile, but $20 is the best price we’ve seen.Read more…
Digital Trends
Android device users get a new GIF-making option with the Gfycat Loops app
If you’ve been on the internet long, you’re likely familiar with GIFs. An acronym for the abstruse Graphics Interchange Format, they’re animated, looping images which feature cute animals and death-defying stunts in equal measure. They’re tailor-made for viral social media, where ephemeral content is…
Digital Trends
Twitch rolls out AutoMod feature to combat user harassment
Amazon’s gameplay streaming service Twitch is introducing a new set of automated moderation tools in a bid to reduce user abuse and harassment across all registered channels. According to Twitch, the optional AutoMod feature is designed “to help [broadcasters] create a more positive experience for themselves…
Digital Trends
Chew on this! Wacker’s 3D-printed chewing gum is almost a reality
Everyone loves sweets, and 3D-printed confectionery is all rage in the closing months of 2016. Now, German company Wacker has just announced its latest addition to a growing genre: 3D-printed chewing gum. Set to be unveiled at the ProSweets Cologne fair in early 2017, the company claims to have reinvented…
Mashable
Genius woman hacks fridge to dispense wine instead of water
This woman is brilliant. Clare Potts, a 28-year-old fashion and lifestyle blogger from England, solved all of our problems by discovering you can hack your fridge to dispense wine instead of water. SEE ALSO: 30 gifts for people who are obsessed with their kitchen Immediately recognizing her own genius,…
Mashable
Homemade ‘Star Trek’ captures space scenes without any effects
Our CineFix series, Homemade Movies, took a go at the second trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. See how well it  captures the epic space effects without any computer-generated imagery. Subscribe to CineFix for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/cinefix  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Trailer,…
The Verge – All Posts
Dropbox now has an Xbox One app
Since the Xbox One runs a universal version of Windows 10, it’s easier then ever for developers to make apps for the video game console. Thus, we now have a Dropbox app for Xbox One. So yeah. If you wanted to access your Dropbox files (like pictures or movies) on your Xbox One, you can now do that….
Lifehacker
The Skills You Should Highlight When You’re Underqualified for a Job
You see a job you’d like to apply for—but there’s a catch, you don’t meet all of the requirements. Despite that, you know the difference between being underqualified or unqualified and you feel confident you fall into the former camp rather than the latter. You can do this job.This post originally appeared…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Bed bug education program promotes awareness, prevention in schools
In communities where bed bugs are present, educating teachers and children about them is a powerful tool for prevention. Schools are often a primary avenue through which the pest can spread, as it hitches a ride from one place to another in clothes and book bags.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Redstone firm calls off CBS, Viacom merger proposal
Media mogul Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements is abandoning a proposal that CBS and Viacom reunite after a 10 year split.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Shell-led consortium to build 700MW offshore Dutch wind farm
A Shell-led consortium has won a bid to build a 700 megawatt wind farm off the southern Dutch coastline, the government announced on Monday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
IMF: small countries most vulnerable to warming climate
The world’s smallest countries are highly vulnerable to climate change and should work to adapt as sea levels rise and storms grow more frequent, according to an IMF report released Monday.
Reason.com Full Feed
Can Free Speech Flourish in the Age of Trump? Nick Gillespie, Flemming Rose at Cato (New Reason Podcast)
On December 6 at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., Reason’s Nick Gillespie and Danish journalist Flemming Rose discussed “Free Speech in the Age of Trump.” That conversation, moderated by Kat Murti, is the newest Reason Podcast (subscribe at iTunes). In 2005 while working at the Danish newspaper…
io9
Denise and Michael Okuda on Releasing New Star Trek Footage 50 Years After the Show Aired
With Star Trek: The Original Series celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, you wouldn’t think there was still more new footage to be found. You’d be wrong, and the experts behind the Star Trek Encyclopedia have spent nine years working to show it to us. io9 spoke with Denise and Michael Okuda about…
Next Big Future
Bill Gates and other billionaires have a New Model for Investing in Energy Innovation and will ramp funding to $30 billion by 2020
By the middle of this century, the world will use twice as much energy as we use today.There’s good news in this: more energy means better lives and stronger economies.But it also means the world needs a new energy supply—one that doesn’t contribute to climate change. Climate change is a serious threat,…
Ars Technica
Did the Russians “hack” the election? A look at the established facts
Enlarge / Trump denies there’s any truth intelligence community claims of Russian interference in the election, claiming it could have been anyone. (credit: Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images) President-elect Donald Trump continues to discount or attempt to discredit reports that the intelligence…
VentureBeat
Here are top 25 GIFs of 2016 according to Giphy
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the age of the internet, GIFs are the embodiment of that. These moving images have penetrated society’s lexicon over the past years, enabling scores of people to simply express what they’re thinking and feeling with a GIF from a pop culture moment,…
VentureBeat
Survey finds half of consumers would prefer to conduct all customer service via messaging
GUEST: Anyone paying any attention to consumer behavior today knows that customer desire to actually talk to companies is fading and fading fast. Gartner predicts that by the year 2020 only 10 percent of customer-company interactions will be conducted via voice. A big factor driving this shift is the…
VentureBeat
Amazon launches AWS Managed Services to help more big companies adopt cloud
Public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) today is announcing the launch of AWS Managed Services, a new service that’s designed to help certain types of large companies take advantage of the public cloud. AWS could have announced this at its recent re:Invent conference, but announcing…
VentureBeat
4 steps to chatbot retention
GUEST: To survive, businesses need to find and engage customers. To go beyond survival and achieve success, they need to both grow an audience and retain customers over time. A post-mortem analysis of over a hundred failed companies found that the inability to identify the right market and genuinely…
Geek.com
You Can Make Your Own NES Classic With Raspberry Pi and RetroPie
It’s no secret that the NES Classic Edition consoles are notoriously difficult to procure. When you do find them on sale for their usual $60 retail price, you can’t get them. Sites crash, […] The post You Can Make Your Own NES Classic With Raspberry Pi and RetroPie appeared first on Geek.com.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Thinking inside the box: Machine makes boxes based on contents
If you run a business that ships a lot of items, then you no doubt want the shipping process to be as efficient as possible. That means you probably don’t wish to search around for boxes of the right size for each shipment, use up excessive packing material, or pay shipping charges for boxes…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Today’s exoplanet forecast: Windy with ruby and sapphire clouds
Scientists have spotted weather systems on a gas giant planet beyond our solar system for the first time ever, and they’re definitely out of this world. It’s entirely possibly that winds are blowing clouds made of rubies and sapphires on the blazing “hot Jupiter” planet HAT-P-7b over 1,000…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Innovative gifts and gadgets for your favorite frequent flyer
Shopping for frequent flyers can be difficult: Due to sheer necessity, they likely already have everything they need to navigate the inherent challenges of air travel. Here’s a selection of innovative gifts and gadgets that should surprise and please even the most well-equipped of travelers… …
Uncrate
Felt Tote’m Electric Bike
Electric bikes are great for urban mobility. But you need more than just a frame, some batteries, and a motor for everyday life. The Felt Tote’m Electric Bike recognizes this…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
The Verge – All Posts
Jill Stein’s recount push ends with minimal change in Wisconsin vote count
Just two weeks after it was launched, Jill Stein’s push for a recount of the presidential vote in three states has come to an anticlimactic end. According to the Associated Press, an official recount in Wisconsin, bankrolled by Stein’s fundraising, found no evidence of hacking or other irregularities…
BBC News – World
Yemen at ‘breaking point’ as appeal launched
BBC Arabic’s Nawal al-Maghafi reports from Saada in northern Yemen, as the UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee launches an appeal to help civilians.
Latest news
Google releases Gboard for Android, adds search to keyboard
Now replacing Google Keyboard, Gboard for Android is available months after its release on iOS.
Latest news
UTS opens centre for quantum software development
The university has opened a centre that will be dedicated to the development of the software and information processing infrastructure required to run quantum-scale applications.
FiveThirtyEight
We’re Looking For Part-Time And Freelance Politics Writers
FiveThirtyEight is expanding its political coverage. Donald Trump’s election and presidency are likely to be the defining story of the United States in the coming years, and we’re looking for freelance and part-time writers to help us cover it.Of course, this is FiveThirtyEight, so we’re looking for…
Digital Trends
Ikea’s stretchy 3D-knitted chairs are like shoes you sit in
Using a process more familiar to the footwear industry (like the JS Shoe), Ikea is introducing its first piece of 3D-knit furniture — a chair. High-end design firms have begun to play with 3D knit fabrics, but Ikea will be among one of the first to introduce the process on a global scale. While it’s…
Next Big Future
Russia planning to build up to 38 small 300 MW cogerating nuclear reactors to reduce fossil fuel usage
Four Russian cities have expressed an interest in using small reactors to supply heat and power, according to Yuriy Kuznetsov of NA Dollezhal Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering (NIKIET). A Rosatom feasibility study has concluded that up to 38 cogeneration reactors could potentially…
Gizmodo
How Instagram Convinces Us to Eat Terrible-Tasting Food
The Rainbow Grilled Cheese. Image: Chomp EaterySan Francisco is a city of long lines, and on a Saturday afternoon few lines here are longer than the one in front of the Chocolate Chair in Japantown. The Chocolate Chair’s specialty is Dragon’s Breath, neon-colored balls of puffed rice cereal soaked in…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Modular sidewalk paving system harvests solar & kinetic energy, and is made from recycled plastic
Move over, solar freakin’ roadways. A Hungarian startup is generating energy from sidewalks with its pavers.
Acquire
Unique & Limited illustrates some of racing’s most pivotal moments in “When Sex was safe”
A unique look at racing history through the lens of Unique & Limited.If you’re a racing fan and you’ve never seen the artwork from Czech studio Unique and Limited, stop what you’re doing and head over there right now. So now that we’ve inflicted some damage on your wallet, here’s another must-have…
SlashGear
Pokemon GO Gen 2: getting Baby Togepi, Pichu ASAP
Pokemon GO has a set of new eggs to hatch with Gen 2’s arrival, and it begins with just 2… or is it 7? As eggs have begun hatching after the update took place (server side), new Pokemon have started to appear. As luck – or a misplacement of assets – would have it, we’ve got the full (albeit brief) ……
Mashable
Cyber security experts shut down Trump in 140 characters or less
On Monday morning, Donald Trump formally addressed the CIA’s allegations that Russian hackers tried to interfere in the election on — where else? — Twitter and, as usual, got some basic facts wrong. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump is so, so wrong about how hacking works. Let’s help him. First, here’s what the…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists devise new approaches to personalized medicines
Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed broad methods to design precision medicines against currently incurable diseases caused by RNA. RNA carries out thousands of essential functions in cells, but many RNAs can act in uncontrolled ways and cause disease.
Joe’s Daily
A Book About Beautiful Minecraft Architecture
Whether you know it first-hand, heard about it from your kids, or read that the creator, Notch sold it to Microsoft for 2.5 billion, chances are you have heard of Minecraft before. It’s a sandbox style video game that took the world by storm in 2011. No Starch Press has released a new book created…
Joe’s Daily
Kelley Blue Book Announces Winners of Their Coveted 2017 Best Buy Awards
Buying a new vehicle can be a daunting task. The average automaker has 15 different models available for purchase on any given lot. Multiply that by 23 major foreign and domestic brands selling in the United States and well… you get the idea. Simply put, it’s a lot to choose from (over 300 in-fact)….
Joe’s Daily
The Merging of Art and Automobile: The Keith Haring Exhibit at The Peterson Automotive Museum
It all started in the Lobby of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Terry Karges, Executive Director the Museum, explains: “We had such a positive response after displaying Keith Haring’s Land Rover in our lobby that we knew we had to share the rest of his art cars with our patrons. This…
Computerworld
4 tips for job searching this holiday season
You may have heard that it’s not worth your time to look for a new job during the hectic holiday season. But according to Ford R. Myers, author of Get the Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring, and president of the career consulting firm Career Potential, there are a number of ways to make the holiday…
Lifehacker
This Map Guides You On an Epic Tour of Nearly 50,000 U.S. Historic Sites
If you ever wanted to visit every interesting historical site in the U.S., this map will guide you on a tour to each one using the mathematically shortest route possible.The map, created by University of Waterloo professor William Cook and his team of researchers, uses Google Maps to figure out the shortest…
Slashdot
First Version of Sandboxed Tor Browser Available
An anonymous reader writes: To protect Tor users from FBI hacking tools that include all sorts of Firefox zero-days, the Tor Project started working on a sandboxed version of the Tor Browser in September. Over the weekend, the Tor Project released the first alpha version of the sandboxed Tor Browser….
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My Life is a Joke | Erik van der Ven | TEDxHilversum
What started as joke for the release of their website turned out to be life changing for Erik van der Ven and his business partner Eline Vera de Reus. Being musicians and producers of music scores for videoclips, they decided to try something new. They stripped Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ videoclip from it’s…
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A Jihad of Love – The answer to terrorism | Mohamed El Bachiri | TEDxHilversum
His name is Mohamed. He is Muslim. Moroccan origin. Metro driver. Lives in Molenbeek Brussels. Given his name and background, some people might suspect him to be a terrorist. But he is a victim of the Brussels terrorist attacks on March 22nd, 2016. His wife Loubna died when the bombs exploded in the…
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We Want To See All the Scifi Movies on the 2016 Black List
The Golden Globes may have been the biggest news in Hollywood today, but second was the release of the Black List. It’s an annual list where Hollywood tastemakers vote on the best unproduced screenplays floating around town. And this year, as expected, there’s a good amount of science fiction.Read more…
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Google partners with Cuba for faster YouTube, Gmail – CNET
The search giant will install servers on the island to store data for its services.
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These are the 10 best engines for 2017, according to WardsAuto – Roadshow
Efficiency is the name of the game for WardsAuto’s 10 Best Engines list this year, as turbochargers and hybrid-electric powertrains dominate the scene. Let’s go through the winners in alphabetical order.
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martin duplantier’s sky-high mirrored lookouts connect sandstone pillars in china
the stealthy geometric shapes have been designed to contrast the natural environment, appearing delicately placed on top of the carved topography. The post martin duplantier’s sky-high mirrored lookouts connect sandstone pillars in china appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Digital Trends
Winner of ‘Top Photographer’ shares how he did it and offers tips for rookies
Scott Borrero started his career on the other side of the lens as a model — but it wasn’t until he asked a photographer for help with a new camera that he started on a journey leading him to win a new web series with a similar flip, morphing Top Model into Top Photographer. Borrero, now a 29-year-old…
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Feed it to the worms: Australian company debuts compostable coffee pods
For many instant coffee makers, the pods which transform a small dose of concentrated coffee into a mug of java or espresso haven’t always been particularly Earth-friendly in their construction — despite the fact coffee itself is derived from an Earth-grown plant. To combat this issue, a company out…
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PCWorld’s December Digital Edition: Laptops of Luxury
The onslaught of tech information is relentless. Stay on top of the latest with PCWorld’s Digital Edition. Available as single copies or as a yearlong subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to…
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Microsoft: Don’t worry, MS-DOS will live on after all
It sure looked like Microsoft was putting MS-DOS out to pasture. Now it’s saying that the MS-DOS command prompt cmd will continue to live on. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, “Microsoft is not removing Cmd from Windows, but rather changing the default shell, launched via File Explorer and the…
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Tiger Siberian Adventure Vehicle
Designed to support long-term camping in remote locations, the Tiger Siberian Adventure Vehicle can get you nearly anywhere you want and keep you comfortable once you arrive. Set atop either…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Apple releases iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 with new TV app
Apple’s anticipated iOS 10.2 update is now available for iPhone and iPad devices after several beta releases since late October. This is the second major update to the iOS 10 operating system since it launched on September 13, and it arrives alongside tvOS 10.1 to mark the debut of Apple’s…
Mashable
The New York Times font looks like Trump’s hair and you’ll never see it the same way again
The orange bouffant hairstyle that’s as much a part of Donald Trump as his brash rhetoric we all know (and don’t necessarily love) has just been spotted in the ‘T’ of the New York Times logo.  A little swirly silhouette of his trademark mane can be seen in the publication’s font, thanks to a tweet on…
Lifehacker
Being a Safe Driver Means Getting Enough Sleep
A good night’s sleep is important, especially the night before you hit the road. A recent report suggests that getting just one hour less of sleep than the minimum recommended seven hours may nearly double your risk of getting in an accident the next day.We’ve long known that driving while drowsy can…
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Sleeping giant Qualcomm awakens with aim to crush Intel at its own game
Last Wednesday was historic for Qualcomm. In one day, the company jumped beyond its comfort zone of mobile chips and entered the PC and server markets.With the expansion, Qualcomm now has chips for most computing products. It wants to outcompete even Intel, which dominates in PCs and servers but gave…
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Disney’s CEO is wrong about Star Wars and politics, but right about the Rogue One boycott
Remember when a boycott of Star Wars: The Force Awakens turned out to be mostly a trolling attempt, and a boycott of Mad Max: Fury Road wasn’t an organized boycott at all? Or when we realized that lots of tweets don’t necessarily equal a major social movement? I guess that lesson hasn’t sunk in yet,…
Popular Science
Iran reveals anti-drone rifle
Military Drone jamming, for future clashes This is a rifle-shaped antenna that jams drones.
Discover Magazine
Buried Antarctic Lake Is a Climate Surprise
In Antarctica, the western peninsula seems to get all of the attention, because that’s where the effects of climate change are most apparent — ice shelves are breaking apart there as you read this. But a team of researchers from Belgium and the Netherlands found compelling evidence to suggest that…
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Enkeeo 160-PSI Bike Floor Pump $24.74
Enkeeo 160-PSI Bike Floor Pump $24.74
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The Firefly 2 offers a smooth, cool draw for your vaping pleasure
 It’s getting nigh on Holiday Season and how better to celebrate the old Yule log than with a nice herbal vaporizer. The Firefly 2 is a very clever and very well-built convection vape that creates a smooth, flavorful draw and can extract the maximum in herbal pleasure out of a little bit of material….
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Cuba’s Young Artists Embrace a New World
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Giving Old Machines New Life
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8 Amazing Places You Can Visit ‘Mars’ on Earth
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How to See a Meteor Shower During the Last Supermoon of 2016
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10 Great Gifts for Map Lovers and Travelers
Mashable
Why The Chainsmokers are wrong to refuse my Venmo request
The Chainsmokers are a DJ duo and whether you love them or hate them, you love them. I’m waiting for Spotify to release my official numbers, but I’ve listened to their songs more than I’d like to admit. SEE ALSO: Grammys 2017: 5 things to know about this year’s nominees Last Friday, I realized it…
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Why Half of What You Hear about Millennials Is Wrong | Haydn Shaw | TEDxIIT
Half of the criticisms leveled against Millennials are NOT due to their generational characteristics. Instead, they come from an unexpecTED source: the recently identified and little known life-stage of emerging adulthood. Not knowing the difference causes unnecessary problems for teams, families, and…
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Facebook Fearless: How social media can be good for you | Tracy Alloway | TEDxJacksonville
The ubiquitous use of social media has caused many to fear that these personalized technology platforms are creating a generation that is narcissistic and self-obsessed. But before we dismiss personalized technology as the perpetrator of our current societal ills, Professor Alloway argues that we must…
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The Politics of Fear | Mark Tumeo | TEDxJacksonville
Fear has been one of the strongest motivators in political discourse for almost the entire history of mankind and government. One of the most important aspects of fear as a political motivator is that it is not spoken about in terms of why the fear exists. Rather, political opponents either exaggerate…
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The Space Debris Apocalypse | Amber Yang | TEDxJacksonville
The world is a better place when we support each other and lean in together. When we fall into the trap of believing preconceived notions and stereotypes such as “girls can’t be scientists or mathematicians,” we are tearing down ourselves and preventing humanity from accelerating forward. As a teenager…
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Is Your City for People or Cars? | Cornelia Dinca | TEDxJacksonville
In the 21st century, we are witnessing the erosion of the “human” habitat. Too many American cities are designed in ways that instigate fear, isolation and insecurity. As an engineer and urban planner, Cornelia Dinca will draw on her own experiences in Amsterdam to detail how it’s possible to transform…
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Incredible full-scale colored pencil rubbings transform NYC apartment
It’s the work of artist Do Ho Suh Korean-American artist Do Ho Suh has returned to his Manhattan apartment for a final project: a full-scale rubbing of his home of 18 years, which has previously been the subject of several installations reflecting on identity, memory, and displacement. This time, Suh…
Curbed National
26 gorgeous Christmas trees to inspire you
Instagram has got the goods, per usual Christmas trees may be wasteful, yes, but there’s no denying that they’re beautiful, festive, and so heart-warming. Once you’ve settled on a fir, a pine, a spruce, a cypress, or a cedar variety (artificial ones are a-okay, too!), there’s also the matter of decorating…
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This week’s picks for LA architecture and design events
Take a breather amidst the holiday frenzy. For anyone curious about what local happenings to fit into your weekly schedules, Archinect and Bustler have compiled a snappy list of events in Los Angeles that are worth checking out.Check back regularly so you don’t miss out on our latest event recommendations….
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How smarter technology can humanize city government
Sree Sreenivasan, New York’s new Chief Digital Officer, believes better digital storytelling can spur civic engagement In a year that’s been filled with some unpredicted lessons on social media and civil engagement, the idea that we can humanize government and improve citizen involvement through digital…
TechCrunch
TrademarkVision uses machine learning to make finding logos as easy as a reverse image search
 A company’s logo is an important part of its identity, but the process behind defining, registering and protecting these trademarks is a convoluted and rather archaic one. A startup called TrademarkVision aims to simplify that with what amounts to a machine-learning-powered reverse image search. This…
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X-Rite ColorMunki Display Calibrator $89.95
X-Rite ColorMunki Display Calibrator $89.95
io9
The Exact Thing Standing Rock Protesters Didn’t Want to Happen Already Happened
Image: AP Photo/David GoldmanThe key concern of protesters at Standing Rock has been and remains the environmental hazard posed by Energy Transfer Partners’ 1,200-mile pipeline, which would have the potential to taint local water supplies and destroy sacred grounds. Confirming those exact fears, a pipeline…
Digital Trends
Scientists shed light on why lithium-ion batteries sometimes go boom
Lithium-ion batteries are all well and good until, as Samsung found out to its peril with the Note 7 disaster, they suffer a fault, swell up like a rock star’s ego, and suddenly turn into potential safety hazards. In a new piece of research, published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society, scientists…
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Smiling camera accessory gives the iPhone 7 Plus its first add-on lenses
Owners of the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual lens camera system will soon be able to add even more lenses to the smartphone. Announced earlier in December as an early Consumer Electronics Show (CES) preview, the Kamerar Zoom Lens gives the iPhone macro, fisheye and telephoto options in two sets of paired lenses….
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The new black heart is the emoji we need in 2016
This hasn’t been the easiest year. Luckily, we now have the perfect emoji to illustrate the feelings 2016 left in our cold dead hearts Hidden among the 104 new emoji in Apple’s iOS 10.2 update was a new spin on  an old classic and it’s already become everyone’s favorite new emoji: the black heart. SEE…
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Aleppo battle: UN chief warns of ‘atrocities against civilians’
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns of “atrocities” taking place in besieged Aleppo in recent hours.
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Trump could convert government news agencies to propaganda machines
One more thing President-elect Trump will inherit when he takes office next month: a large, state-run media operation with little or no impartial oversight. As the Washington Post’s editorial board wrote this weekend, the United States’ official external news sources Voice of America, Radio Free Europe,…
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Insufficient evidence to support use of homeopathy in livestock
There is insufficient evidence to support the use of homeopathy in food producing animals as a way to prevent or treat infectious diseases, reveal findings from a comprehensive review published online in Veterinary Record.
TechCrunch
Google taps Van Jones and Anil Dash to discuss race and algorithmic bias
 You may remember that time Google was under fire for wrongfully indicating that photos of black people were gorillas, and the time Microsoft’s AI bot named Tay turned incredibly racist. Today at Google’s Mountain View headquarters, the company acknowledged its shortcomings, as well as the shortcomings…
Popular Science
Homeopathy doesn’t work for cows, either
Health To use fewer antibiotics, farmers are turning to pseudoscience instead The solution to antibiotic overuse isn’t pseudoscience…
Lifehacker
Remains of the Day: Instagram Launches Live Video
Instagram is currently rolling out their new live video feature to all users. What makes it unique is that there’s no way to watch something after the fact; the video is never saved anywhere. You witness it live, or never at all. That and more in today’s news.The completely ephemeral nature of live video…
Mashable
Online ‘Hamilton’ ticket queue proves there is no God/life is meaningless/you should just quit now
The smash Broadway musical Hamilton may be coming to your city next year — but you might as well give up your dreams now of scoring a ticket. You’re one of at least 100,000 people nearby with exactly the same idea at exactly the same time. We’re not saying you shouldn’t try — just that you abandon all…
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Get a call from the North Pole IRL thanks to this really cute chat bot
You may never quite catch him in the flesh on Christmas Eve, but Santa’s coming to life in a whole new way this year thanks to a project by cloud communications platform Twilio. Parents can now give their little ones the chance to have a personal phone chat with an adorably squeaky-voiced elf from the…
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These 11 Touch Bar hacks will turn your MacBook Pro into a legendary machine
The new MacBook Pro Touch Bar is here, so it’s time to say goodbye to productivity. From composing catchy tunes to playing games or making fart noises, Apple’s latest MacBook Pro feature has inspired a slew of quirky apps and hacks that you’ll want to try out. We’re not saying they’re all useful, but…
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Synthetic biology startup Lygos raises $13 million from OS Fund and IA Ventures to make cleaner chemicals
 Lygos uses microbugs to convert low-cost sugar into specialty chemicals used in manufacturing and is now releasing a technique to make malic acid, an ingredient needed in the mass production of electronics. To do so, the company announced today it has raised $13 million in Series A funding lead by…
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The world’s tallest mammal is now threatened with extinction
Habitat loss, civil unrest and illegal hunting has cut their numbers by 40% in the last 30 years. With that, giraffes have been declared a vulnerable species. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Giraffe, Endangered Species, Species, and Extinction
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Esports continues campaign of world domination with 24/7 TV network
Nothing says esports are taking over like a new 24/7 television channel. The Every Good Game network, otherwise known as eGG, launched recently in Australia. Based out of southeast Asia, the network is now available on internet television provider Fetch TV, Fairfax Media reported Monday. While a welcome…
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Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard for Tablets $10.99
Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard for Tablets $10.99
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Achy back? This heated, vibrating belt will get you on the road to recovery
Whether you’re an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or dealing with a chronically stiff or sore back, a combination of heat and vibration may provide much-needed relief. Hyperice just released the Venom wearable back device for warm up and recovery. The Venom is a wireless, battery-powered belt with…
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Nvidia and Valve bundle free VR games with purchase of Vive and GPU
If you’re interested in jumping into the world of virtual reality but you don’t own a headset or a powerful enough gaming PC, the latest game bundle from Nvidia and Valve may be what you’re after.
Physics News
An informatics approach helps better identify chemical combinations in consumer products
By using products such as soap, shampoo, body lotion, toothpaste and makeup, the average consumer may be exposed to dozens of chemicals each day. It’s not easy, though, to know exactly what …
Mashable
Why reindeer near the North Pole are shrinking
Reindeer have it rough, and not because Santa makes them fly around the globe.  In August, a lighting strike killed more than 300 of the animals in Norway, only a month after thousands of reindeer in Russia died from an anthrax epidemic. In 2013, around 61,000 reindeer starved to death on Russia’s Yamal…
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Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Makes an Amazing Ramen Broth
Using already roasted chicken bones is an easy way to make flavorful “brown” stock, and you can use that stock to make a simple, rich ramen broth that’s perfect for winter weeknights.The deepest, richest stocks and broths come from raw chicken, to be sure, but to get that roasted flavor, sometimes the…
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EFF: The Music Industry Shouldn’t Be Able To Cut Off Your Internet Access
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Electronic Frontier Foundation: No one should have to fear losing their internet connection because of unfounded accusations. But some rights holders want to use copyright law to force your Internet service provider (ISP) to cut off your access whenever they say…
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Here Are Some of the Most Beautiful Shots in Film History
It’s good to just stare at pretty images and forget the rest of the world exists sometimes. So take your time as you watch this edit by Jim Casey that is just one beautiful shot after another beautiful shot from all sorts of beautiful films. It covers a wide range of movies too: classics, recent blockbusters,…
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Businesses offer freebies in Turkish currency campaign.
Turkey’s president wants people to exchange their foreign currency savings to shore up the plunging lira.
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One of iPhone’s key display suppliers is investing big in OLED
With Apple widely rumored to finally switch to OLED in next year’s iPhone 8, one of the company’s primary suppliers is reportedly making big investments in the display technology. Although so far Apple has stuck with LCD panels for the iPhone, that’s reportedly set to change next year with its new flagship….
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Meeting patients’ socioeconomic needs can improve cardiovascular risk factors
Patients enrolled in a program designed to help meet socioeconomic needs that can affect their health had modest but significant improvements in several key cardiovascular risk factors, report investigators.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Rural communities see steep increase in babies born with opioid withdrawal
The number of babies born with drug withdrawal symptoms from opioids grew substantially faster in rural communities than in cities, a new study suggests.
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Loss of ARID1A protein drives onset, progress of colon cancer
A team of scientists has developed a model system in mice that allows them to look closely at how a protein often mutated in human cancer exerts its tumor-silencing effects. The new findings shed light on how epigenetic processes contribute to gene regulation and the onset of colon cancer.
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Having a Meltdown at Work? Blame It on Your Passion
A novel strategy to save your professional reputation is outlined in a new report: Reframe your distress as passion for the project.
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Researchers explain why feather shafts change shape when under stress
Researchers,for the first time, have revealed why the shape of the feather shaft changes from round to square when it’s put under stress.
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Kangaroo mother care helps premature babies thrive 20 years later, study shows
Better behaved, larger brains, higher paychecks: a new groundbreaking study finds that Kangaroo Mother Care has enduring benefits 20 years later.
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Energizer 2X Smart Charger for Xbox One $29.99
Energizer 2X Smart Charger for Xbox One $29.99
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War on ‘Fake News’ Part of a War on Free Speech
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssWar on ‘Fake News’ Part of a War on Free SpeechPolitical Theory 0 Views A major threat to liberty is the assault on the right to discuss political issues, seek out alternative information sources, and promote dissenting ideas and causes such as non-interventionism…
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Smoking down, number of lives saved up as more countries embrace tobacco control measures
Between 2008 and 2014, more than 53 million people in 88 countries stopped smoking due to tobacco control measures, which means that more than 22 million smoking-related deaths have been averted, say authors of a new report.
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Aging process increases DNA mutations in important type of stem cell
Researchers who looked at the effect of aging on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) found that genetic mutations increased with the age of the donor who provided the source cells, according to study results.
Digital Trends
Manfrotto’s travel tripods get a colorful new update with the latest Befree
Manfrotto’s travel tripods are getting a colorful new update. The Befree Colors, announced earlier December, add four new colors and a handful of extra features to the lineup. While the tripods will now come in blue, green, gray, and red, the lightweight aluminum tripods have two new additions that…
Digital Trends
HandL’s new phone case has one ‘butt’ you can grab without getting into trouble
Bigger smartphones mean a tougher time holding them with one hand. HandL’s smartphone cases make it easier thanks to a grip that doubles as a kickstand, and now the company’s going even further with a more ergonomic design that closely resembles a derrière. Here’s a glimpse of what’s to come during…
Digital Trends
How snapping a quick selfie could help identify genetic diseases
Facial recognition can do some pretty impressive things, but could similar technology help diagnose a genetic disease simply by analyzing a person’s features? Known as dysmorphology, such an achievement is theoretically possible — but it tends to involve a skill only acquired by extremely experienced…
BBC News – World
China smoking ban faces staunch opposition
With China looking to introduce an indoor ban on smoking, BBC News spoke to some unapologetic fans of cigarettes.
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New blood draw protocol could minimize risk for critically ill children
Researchers report that implementing a checklist-style set of procedures appears to cut almost in half the number of potentially unnecessary blood culture draws in critically ill children without endangering doctors’ ability to diagnose and treat life-threatening blood infections.
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New nonsurgical repair of the most common heart defect found in extremely premature newborns shown to be effective
A new minimally invasive technique for repairing the most common cardiac birth defect in extremely premature newborns can be performed safely with a high success rate in babies as small as 755 grams – about 1.6 pounds – only a few days after birth.
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Researchers’ findings offer clue on how to block biofilm shields of bacterial infections
Fatty acids known as oxylipins play a critical role in the formation of the biofilm shield that protects disease-causing bacteria from antibiotics, research reveals for the first time.
TechCrunch
Facebook Events app comes to Android
 Facebook’s standalone Events app that launched in October on iOS is launching on Android today. The app will go live on Google Play soon. The Facebook Events app helps you browse nearby happenings, see the dates of your upcoming Facebook Events as well as imported calendars and aggregates wall posts…
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Hydraulic fracturing fluids affect water chemistry from gas wells
Pressure, temperature and fluid composition play an important role in the amount of metals and other chemicals found in wastewaters from hydraulically fractured gas reservoirs, according to researchers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Type of psychotherapy matters in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
The type of psychotherapy used to treat the gastrointestinal disorder irritable bowel syndrome makes a difference in improving patients’ daily functioning, new research has found.
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LIGO’s gravitational wave data may contradict relativity
Earlier this year, the LIGO experiment detected evidence of gravitational waves. Now the evidence shows that those waves may have echoes, which would contradict one of the tentpoles of modern physics, the general theory of relativity. It was hailed as an elegant confirmation of Einstein’s general…
Mashable
Alligator seems to go for a little ride on a manatee
Alligators and manatees: a match made in animal friendship heaven? A Facebook photo featuring an alligator seemingly swimming atop a manatee has gone viral. The photo was recently submitted to Florida’s Fish and Wildlife’s photo contest.  SEE ALSO: Cattle dog nails the mannequin challenge so well it’s…
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Viral virus
British researchers are using social media to track the spread of norovirus.
The Awesomer
A Guide to Worrying
Link(PG-13: Language) Exurb1a presents a painfully sarcastic self-help video that still manages to provide some sage advice despite its snarkiness: most problems are small potatoes in the grand scheme of things, and it’s better to take action than to just sit there and whine. More Awesome Stuff: Butt…
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Accessories : Rebel vs. Empire Twill and Vegan Leather Tote
Perfect for double agents. This tote from Loungefly is perfect for folks who have a hard time choosing a side. See on one side, it has the words “REBEL” and “Red Squadron” stencilled on. The other side has the word “SHORETROOPER” stencilled on. $69.99
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Accessories : Rebel Canvas & Vegan Leather Backpack
I rebel. With adjustable and padded straps, this backpack features a flap with the Alliance Starbird stencil, which looks like it closes with buckles but actually closes with magnetic snaps. Because you always want to keep the Empire guessing. $69.99
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Accessories : Rogue One Jyn Lightweight Scarf
Stay warm, even when there’s a 97.6% chance of failure. The Rogue One Jyn Lightweight scarf looks like it came straight from the band of scrappy Rebels, but is soft enough that you’ll never want to take it off, even when the battle is over. $29.99
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Home & Office : Star Trek Borg Duvet Cover and Pillowcases
Beginning regeneration sequence. The Borg are intractable and nigh unstoppable. However, they are still at least partially organic, and, as such, require rest to regenerate. While they may use alcoves to rest, you need a bed. Resistance to sleep is futile. $79.99
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Home & Office : Star Trek The Next Generation LCARS Duvet Cover and Pillowcases
Computer – begin sleep cycle…. In the 24th century, the U.S.S. Enterprise’s computer doesn’t need sleep, but that doesn’t mean the sentients on board do not. 100% cotton duvet cover and pillowcases let you drift off in comfort and style. $79.99 – $89.99
Digital Trends
Gain a little more Windows 10 consistency with new OneDrive pop-up menu
On Monday, Windows 10 is a real mix of old Windows 7- and new Windows 10-style elements that can create a somewhat disjointed experience. For example, there is the mix of Windows 10 setup and Windows 7 control panel for configuring a Windows PC. Another very small but still notable example is the pop-up…
Mashable
This high-tech E.L.F. is guiding confused shoppers with the help of IBM’s Watson
The new E.L.F. bot at the Mall of America wants to be your little shopping helper. E.L.F. stands for the Experiential List Formulator. It’s essentially a mobile concierge, an IBM Watson-powered chatbot that asks people things like what they enjoy doing or how long they plan to hang out at the mall,…
Man of Many
The Secret to Layering.
So while you sit frantically watching the leaves pile up on the driveway, holding your coffee, you are faced with two dilemmas. One is having to decide what you’re going wear today, and the other is how to stay warm. Like anything else, picking essential items to layer is an art, and understanding the…
Lifehacker
Most Popular Windows Downloads and Posts of 2016
Windows 10 celebrated its first year with the aptly-named Anniversary update this year. The free upgrade also finally ran out. Here are our biggest Windows posts from 2016.All the Coolest Features of Windows 10’s Anniversary UpdateMicrosoft’s first big feature update for Windows 10, the Anniversary Update,…
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Santa Vader Prank
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Peep This: Star Wars Battling Drones | Ep. #20
Members of the Vat19 video team take a first look at one of our newest products, the Star Wars Battling Drones. Star Wars Battling Drones are battling quadcopters styled after Star Wars ships. The three officially licensed designs feature hand-painted detail, Bluetooth capabilities and maxed out speeds…
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Gboard keyboard finally on Android, replacing Google Keyboard
It’s rare, though not unheard of, for Google to launch a mobile app that is either an iOS exclusive or an iOS first. Especially for something as utilitarian as a virtual keyboard. Alas, that is exactly the case for Gboard, which launched last May exclusively for iOS. That is, until today. Google has…
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ATO site still down following ‘hardware issues’
The tax office is still suffering technical issues after hardware failure brought its online services down on Monday.
VentureBeat
Top Google result for ‘did the Holocaust happen’ is a white supremacist site
Something unsettling is happening on Google. Querying the search engine for “did the Holocaust happen” now returns an unexpected first result: A page from the website Stormfront titled “Top 10 reasons why the Holocaust didn’t happen.” Stormfront is an American neo-Nazi group created by a former boss…
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2016: The year AI got creative
Over the past 12 months we’ve witnessed an explosion of AI generated art from machines composing pop music to writing film screenplays. Here is a run-down of some of the most interesting, and amusing, developments in computer generated creativity… Continue Reading 2016: The year AI got…
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Fossil Fuel Divestment Has Doubled In the Last 15 Months
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A little over a year ago, it was big news that thousands of people and hundreds of institutions controlling more than $2.6 trillion in total assets had pledged to remove their investments from stocks, mutual funds, and bonds that invest in fossil…
FiveThirtyEight
Politics Podcast: Russian Interference
 Subscribe: iTunes |ESPN App |Download |RSS |New to podcasts?The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew discusses the implications of a CIA investigation that concluded that Russia interfered in the presidential election in order to help Donald Trump win. The team also talks about how senior Republican…
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Here Are The Russia Hawks Who Could Kill Tillerson’s Nomination
Russia will soon become an axis of conflict between President-elect Donald Trump and the U.S. Senate. Trump may have a difficult time securing Senate confirmation for ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, his pick for Secretary of State, because of Tillerson’s ties to Vladimir Putin and ExxonMobil’s business…
TechSpot
Unlock disabled Radeon RX 460 cores with this modded BIOS
Few things excite hardware enthusiasts and overclockers more than the prospect of unlocking hidden potential in a piece of hardware. Fortunately for this bunch, such appears to be possible with select versions of AMD’s Radeon RX 460 video card.
Mashable
The Rams’ coach just tied an NFL record, so the team fired him
The Los Angeles Rams fired head coach Jeff Fisher on Monday, a day after their ninth loss of the season. The Rams struggled after their return to Los Angeles, where they played from 1946-1994 before shipping off to St. Louis. Going 4-9 and firing the head coach mid-season probably isn’t what Los Angeles…
BBC News – World
Venezuela closes border with Colombia ‘to destroy mafia’
Venezuela closes its border with Colombia in a new move against what it calls a ‘border mafia’.
DigsDigs
42 Inspiring Geek Christmas Décor Ideas
Geeks and nerds, pay attention to today’s roundup as it’s dedicated to geek Christmas décor ideas – if you haven’t used any yet, it’s high time to get some! There are many ways to add a geek feel to your Christmas décor, and the most popular idea is an ornament or tree décor on the whole. But you can…
CNET News.com
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to interview Edward Snowden on Tuesday – CNET
NSA whistleblower will take questions posed over Twitter and offer answers on live-streaming app Periscope.
CNET News.com
‘Alt-right’s’ Spencer is back on Twitter. Is hate speech, too? – CNET
The social network still grapples with toxic tweets as it reinstates a leader of the “alt right,” a collection of white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
HiConsumption
The James Brand Folsom Knife
A handsome liner lock interpretation from the Portland-based knife manufacturer.
Digital Trends
AMD’s Radeon Chill feature cools things down without killing performance
Each year, GPU and CPU manufacturer AMD releases a new suite of drivers and software to enhance the performance and functionality of its various products. In 2015, for example, AMD released the Crimson Edition software suite, which replaced the previous Catalyst suite and introduced a more streamlined…
HiConsumption
XO 6.2 Waterproof Backpack
A ridiculously well waterproofed backpack built for adventuring through the water.
HiConsumption
Adidas Futurecraft Runner
Adidas’ newest sneakers are a completely 3D printed and ready to rock.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Riders of new Segway unicycle will need “fearless mindset”
Since being introduced in 2001, the Segway PT has carved out a place for itself in various niche markets, from tourism to law enforcement. With the One S1, Segway appears to be targeting even more niche markets with a single-wheel design that, although self-balancing, the company warns “is…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Third and final Supermoon to round out 2016 this week
Depending on the weather in your particular neck of the woods, 2016 has been a terrific year for moon watching, with last month’s November “mega beaver supermoon” being the closest look we’ll get at our nearest neighbour until 2034. But the show isn’t over yet. Wednesday’s supermoon will be…
Gigaom
Machine Learning Proves Key to Privileged Account Protection
  Behavioral analytics is quickly becoming the cornerstone of most every Infosec technology. However, it takes a lot more than simply analyzing user activity with rules and statistics, it takes applying ML (Machine Learning) to access and activity data, as well as employing AI (Artificial Intelligence)…
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NSW commuters rejoice: Twitter will soon tell you exactly how late your train is running
Good news for commuters, as Transport for NSW has announced that it’s teaming up with Twitter Australia to launch a convenient and personal alert system. The service is focussed on “major disruptions on the suburban and intercity train networks”, and is geared towards weekday workers with regular commute…
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DARPA wants your gaming tactics for its drone army
Urban areas continue to vex the US military as tall buildings and narrow streets keep impeding troop communications and tactics. While ground soldiers have used single drones for years, DARPA believes that a whole swarm could mitigate those disadvant…
Next Big Future
Spacex efficiency and the efficiency of the Raptor engine
Bill Nye talked about some of the Efficiency of SpacexSpacex makes everything in one place and does it very efficiently.Elon Musk talks about efficiency of the new Raptor EngineThe Raptor engine has three times the operating pressure of the Merlin Engine.It has three times the thrust but is the same…
Mashable
Creepy ‘monster’-like object washes up onto New Zealand beach
Is it an art installation? Aliens making contact with humans?  Well, it’s none of those, but this mysterious looking object that washed up on a New Zealand beach is pretty creepy to the unfamiliar, nonetheless. The nightmarish creation was discovered by Melissa Doubleday, who snapped pics of the oddity…
The Verge – All Posts
Rogue One teaser trailer gives our first look at the Star Wars spinoff
Those that attended Star Wars Celebration earlier this year got a sneak peek at a teaser for Rogue One, and now Lucasfilm has released the trailer wide for all to see. Put together by Industrial Light & Magic, the spot doesn’t actually feature any footage from the film (director Gareth Edwards hasn’t…
Scientific American Content: Global
Self-Driving Cars Probably Won’t Boost Commuter Productivity
Sixty-two percent of survey respondents said self-driving cars would not make them more productive. Another 36 percent said they’d be too concerned to do anything but watch the road. Erika… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gizmodo
I Invented Car Sharing Back In 1989 And I Can Prove It
Car sharing companies like ZipCar and Cars2Go are staples in cities over the world. They address a need, common in many large urban areas, for on-demand occasional car use, all without the hassles of traditional car rental. As of last year, car sharing is a $400 million industry in the U.S. alone. It’s…
Gizmodo
Romney Confirms He Will Not Be Secretary of State in Facebook Post
Using a platform beloved by any conservative who wants their story to go viral, Mitt Romney confirmed he will not serve as Secretary of State.Read more…
Gizmodo
Please Enjoy This Supremely Awesome Video of Giant Metal Parts Being Forged Inside a Factory
I don’t think you need any convincing to watch all that happens inside Kihlberg Steel AB, a forging factory that does things like ring rolling, open-die forging, and hammer forging. Basically, you’ll see giant pieces of metal get really hot and then have some really cool things done to it. What more…
Digital Trends
Fossil Q Crewmaster Hybrid Smartwatch Review
It’s hard to argue with anyone that says a smartwatch isn’t a “real” watch. After all, they do resemble gadgets, thanks to a bright color touchscreen, no moving internal parts, and a Bluetooth connection to your phone. Because of this, some people feel that smartwatches lack the sophistication and inherent…
BBC News – World
Treachery killed USSR, Russia’s Gorbachev tells BBC
Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev tells the BBC a criminal coup killed off the USSR.
BBC News – World
Qatar abolishes controversial ‘kafala’ labour system
Qatar is ending its labour sponsorship system for foreign workers, described as modern-day slavery.
Gizmodo
Donald Trump’s Big Tech Summit Is All About Humiliation
In less than two days, executives representing some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies (including Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg) will assemble at Trump Tower at the President-elect’s request. Until now, the exact purpose of the gathering has been unclear, but a new Forbes report…
Acquire
Deus builds an “all-purpose” surfboard
Designed by Bob McTavish and Harrison Roach.Surfer Harrison Roach was sick of excess baggage fees while traveling the globe with a full board bag so he decided to look into building an “all-purpose” surfboard that can do it all. This project required the help of famed surfer and shaper Bob McTavish who…
9to5Mac
Gift Guide: Chance’s top products and accessories for Apple fanatics
Every year I discover new Apple products and accessories that become integral to my day-to-day lifestyle. It’s been an eventful year for Apple technology, with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar, and the Apple Watch Series 2, and with the new products come a variety…
Latest news
Android Pay arrives in Japan with Rakuten Edy
Google’s mobile payment system has taken its first step into the Japanese market.
Latest news
India makes some gains in electronic manufacturing but faces a long, arduous road ahead
According to a recent study, little value addition in electronic manufacturing and unemployable graduates will cause a 150 million jobless youth in a decade or so — in other words, social armageddon — if the Indian government fails to up the education and skills quotient in the country.
VentureBeat
5 bots to try this week: SkillFlow, Talkbot, Obie, Quizdom, and Chat with Alice
ChatRoulette is an idea that just won’t die. The idea of spontaneously connecting with strangers for social interactions has taken on several iterations since the original’s debut. Chatible caught our attention earlier this year, and most recently there’s Quizdom, which this week makes its debut on our…
VentureBeat
Console studios continue to crush mobile companies on TV ad spending
GUEST: Mobile devs need to get a grip … on their marketing spends. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, which measures TV advertising in real-time, to bring you a monthly report on how gaming brands are spending. The results below are for the top five spending gaming industry brands in November. Gaming…
Latest news
Apple held talks to invest up to $1 billion in SoftBank tech fund: Report
SoftBank’s upcoming $100 billion ‘Vision Fund’ was touted alongside President-elect Donald Trump at a meeting earlier this month.
Big Think
Virtue Ethics, the Moral System You Have Never Heard of but Have Probably Used
Are you the sort of person who always works for the greater good, or always sticks to moral rules? Perhaps you use a mixture of both? Or, maybe, are you neither of the above? Of course, do you know what you are if you are not one of those two? While most people are familiar with …Read…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
If Only AI Could Save Us from Ourselves
Google has an ambitious plan to use artificial intelligence to weed out abusive comments and defang online mobs. The technology isn’t up to that challenge—but it will help the Internet’s best-behaving communities function better.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
New CRISPR gene-editing tool removes cells’ natural undo button
The CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool promises to radically change how disease is treated, with potential for tackling muscular dystrophy, HIV and retinal degradation, among others. Now, scientists at Western University in Ontario have edited the editor, adding a new engineered enzyme to CRISPR…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Sprinkling of sawdust could soak up Arctic oil spills
It’s estimated that the Arctic contains approximately 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil, and with more oil developers eyeing these deposits as the ice retreats in the Arctic Sea, environmentalists are saying an Arctic oil spill occurring is a matter of when, not if. In a bid to avoid…
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Giant black hole could be to blame for brightest supernova ever
3.8 billion years ago, a star in the southern sky exploded and released 570 billion times more light than our sun and more than twice as much as any other recorded supernova. That star, dubbed ASASSN-15lh, is the brightest supernovae ever observed an…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists devise new method to give ‘most robust’ estimate of Maasai Mara lion numbers
Scientists based at Oxford University have created a new method for counting lions that they say is the most robust yet devised. Using the Maasai Mara National Reserve and surrounding conservancies in Kenya as a case study, they estimate there to be 420 lions over the age of one in this key territory….
Gizmodo
400,000 Reindeer Vanish in Ongoing War on Christmas
Image: GettyNew evidence suggesting a major turn of events in the war on Christmas was presented Monday at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union—the world’s reindeer population is declining, rapidly.Read more…
Reason.com Full Feed
California’s Gift to Its Neighbors: Expanded Cigarette Smuggling Opportunities
Thank you, California! For too many years, Arizona has led the pack—or at least taxed the hell out of it—with among the higher cigarette taxes in the West. “A cigarette tax higher than in neighboring states and cheaper prices on American Indian reservations have helped fuel a growing black market…
CNET News.com
Spotify gives you your top songs of 2016 (and here are ours) – CNET
Check out the top songs from 2016 as played on Spotify, and get a peek at the CNET team’s listening habits. I predict massive over-representation of the “Hamilton” soundtrack.
CNET News.com
Sapphire and ruby clouds on an alien planet – CNET
For the first time, scientists have detected weather on a planet outside the solar system, an extremely hot gas giant with clouds made of mineral.
CNET News.com
Panasonic is testing a robotic checkout in Japan – CNET
The system has been installed in a convenience store in Osaka, and automatically bags purchases.
Newswise: SciNews
‘Rewired’ Cells Show Promise for Targeted Cancer Therapy
Northwestern University synthetic biologists have developed a technology for engineering customized immune cells to build programmable therapeutics.
Newswise: SciNews
Teen Use of Any Illicit Drug Other Than Marijuana at New Low, Same True for Alcohol
Teenagers’ use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco declined significantly in 2016 at rates that are at their lowest since the 1990s, a new national study showed.
Mises Institute
Has “Market Failure” Caused High Health-Care Prices?
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssHealthHas “Market Failure” Caused High Health-Care Prices? Political Theory 0 Views With premiums rising an average of 22 percent and as high as 116 percent on Obamacare’s 2017 government exchanges, it seems surreal to read journalists attributing the…
PCWorld
Currency demonetization hits India’s mobile phone sales
India’s decision to remove certain currency notes out of circulation has hurt mobile phone sales, as many people in the country still prefer to use cash or do not have access to payment cards and digital payment options.Some companies have announced plans to cut down on production to clear inventory….
Gear Patrol
30 Style Essentials Every Man Needs
Invest in the best for your closet core. …Read More »
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17 Beautiful Concept Cars Worth Remembering
Out of all the concept cars to make it to auto show stands, these 17 are some of the greatest. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
A Master of Productivity Shares His Essential App, Favorite Airport and More
Eight questions in two minutes — fittingly — with the author of The Four-Hour Workweek. …Read More »
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It’s Time to Upgrade Your Health Routine
Elysium Health is changing how we think about getting older. …Read More »
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15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Mediaphile
Appease his appetite…which consists of movies, shows, games and great audio. …Read More »
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North America’s First Ferrari Finali Mondiali Has to be Seen to be Believed
A weekend with a 330 P4 and more LaFerraris and 250 GTOs than anyone could imagine. …Read More »
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Get Through Winter with These 10 Cookbooks
What’s the value of a cookbook in the age of Google? We’re glad you asked. …Read More »
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Why a Mechanical Watch Is the Perfect Gift
A Rolex, given 70 years ago under dire circumstances, proves that watches can change the way we think about life. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: December 13, 2016
How to save on a pair of 7 For All Mankind jeans, a Goal Zero charger and a Kammok bundle. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: December 13, 2016
A home beer tap, a 3D printed running shoe, a reincarnated vintage race car and much more. …Read More »
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Consumers check smartphones more than 9 billion times a day and enable new businesses
Consumers are screenaholics and are checking their smartphones 1 billion times a day more than a year ago, said Deloitte & Touche. Here’s a look at some industries that benefit.
Gadget Review
Best Air Purifier for Mold
Best Air Purifier for Mold Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The best air purifiers for mold are not all created equally, and those developed to treat dust may not be ideal for removing other pollutants from the air. In this top three guide, we’ve narrowed down the very best air purifier for…
Discover Magazine
Helium Fields Forever?
Experts develop technique to locate Earth’s helium reserves.
Discover Magazine
To Floss or Not to Floss
Does flossing lower the risk of gum disease and tooth decay?
Discover Magazine
Researchers Finally ID Poison Ivy Suspect
The scratch that could resolve the itch.
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Adventurous alum serves as test subject for 30-day NASA isolation project
Boulder CO (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 With research expeditions to Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland and Mount Everest already under her belt, alumni Ulyana Horodyskyj was no stranger to harsh and isolated environments. But for a moment on Sept. 19, she wondered if she’d met her match. That day, Horodyskyj…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
A new light on stellar death
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 Back in 2015 when astronomers discovered an intense flare in a distant galaxy, they considered it the brightest supernova ever observed. Now, UC Santa Barbara astrophysicists and a group of international colleagues offer an entirely different interpretation based…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Rings around young star suggest planet formation in progress
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 Rice University astronomers and their colleagues have for the first time mapped gases in three dark rings around a distant star. The rings mark spaces where planets are thought to have formed from dust and gas around the star. All the rings around HD 163296 are…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Giving the Sun a brake
Honolulu HI (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 Astronomers from the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Brazil, and Stanford University may have solved a long-standing solar mystery. Two decades ago, scientists discovered that the outer five percent of the Sun spins more slowly than the rest of its…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Research Offers Clues About the Timing of Jupiter’s Formation
Providence RI (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 A peculiar class of meteorites has offered scientists new clues about when the planet Jupiter took shape and wandered through the solar system. Scientists have theorized for years now that Jupiter probably was not always in its current orbit, which is about five astronomical…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Satellite images appear to show Vietnam dredging on disputed reefl
Hanoi (AFP) Dec 9, 2016 Vietnam has started dredging work on a reef in the South China Sea, fresh satellite images appear to show, a move that could provoke Beijing which claims most of the disputed waterway. An image of Ladd Reef in the Spratly Islands, where Vietnam has a lighthouse, shows…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
NASA Scientists see Asteroid through the Eyes of a Robot
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 Retrieving an asteroid sample is no easy task. Doing the job blindfolded is even more challenging. That’s why scientists equipped the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft with a set of eyes to watch it all unfold. NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Hubble catches a transformation in the Virgo constellation
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 The constellation of Virgo (The Virgin) is especially rich in galaxies, due in part to the presence of a massive and gravitationally-bound collection of over 1300 galaxies called the Virgo Cluster. One particular member of this cosmic community, NGC 4388, is captured…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Capuchin monkeys produce sharp stone flakes similar to tools
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Dec 12, 2016 In addition to using rocks for various purposes, such as cracking open a seed or fruit to extract the edible part, the Bearded or Black-Striped Capuchin (Sapajus libidinosus), a species of wild monkey found in Serra da Capivara National Park in Piaui State, Brazil,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
What satellites can tell us about how animals will fare in a changing climate
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 From the Arctic to the Mojave Desert, terrestrial and marine habitats are rapidly changing. These changes impact animals that are adapted to specific ecological niches, sometimes displacing them or reducing their numbers. From their privileged vantage point, satellites…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
NASA Engineers Test Combustion Chamber to Advance 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Design
Huntsville AL (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 Recent tests of a developmental rocket engine at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, produced all the performance data engineers were hoping for, along with the traditional fire and roar. But this engine is anything but traditional. Marshall…
Physics Today Magazine
A map of Earth’s viscous crust
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 24-25, December 2016.
Physics Today Magazine
The persistence of ash in the stratosphere
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 24-24, December 2016.
Physics Today Magazine
Neutron holography makes its debut
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 24-24, December 2016.
Physics Today Magazine
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 55-55, December 2016.
Physics Today Magazine
Imaginary futures
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 8-8, December 2016.
Physics Today Magazine
Privacy concerns prompt protests in California
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 46-48, December 2016.
Physics Today Magazine
Exotic forms of silicon
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 34-39, December 2016.
Physics Today Magazine
President Obama’s science legacy is big on climate change and clean energy
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 26-30, December 2016.
Physics Today Magazine
The source of plants’ spiral symmetry
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 92-92, December 2016.
Physics Today Magazine
Turmoil in Turkey hits science
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 30-32, December 2016.
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Ahmed Hassan Zewail
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 69-70, December 2016.
Physics Today Magazine
Focus on software and data acquisition
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 64-66, December 2016.
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Annual Index
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 79-88, December 2016.
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Applied Thermodynamics for Meteorologists
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 58-60, December 2016.
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Thomas Walter Bannerman Kibble
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 68-69, December 2016.
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A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 56-57, December 2016.
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New books
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 60-63, December 2016.
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How to detect oil spills under sea ice
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 25-25, December 2016.
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The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 57-58, December 2016.
Physics Today Magazine
Micromotors swim toward and away from the light
Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 12, Page 25-25, December 2016.
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Fishery bycatch rapidly driving Mexico’s vaquita to extinction
Porland CA (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 One of the most sophisticated networks of acoustic detectors ever developed for wildlife science has documented a devastating 34 percent per year decline of Mexico’s critically endangered vaquita porpoise, according to a new study published this week in the journal Conservation…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Mobile money lifts Kenyan households out of poverty
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 Since 2008, MIT economist Tavneet Suri has studied the financial and social impacts of Kenyan mobile-money services, which allow users to store and exchange monetary values via mobile phone. Her work has shown that these services have helped Kenyans save more money and…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
New studies take a second look at coral bleaching culprit
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 Scientists have called superoxide out as the main culprit behind coral bleaching: The idea is that as this toxin build up inside coral cells, the corals fight back by ejecting the tiny energy- and color-producing algae living inside them. In doing so, they lose their…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Most of Greenland ice melted to bedrock in recent geologic past
New York NY (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 Scientists have found evidence in a chunk of bedrock drilled from nearly two miles below the summit of the Greenland ice sheet that the sheet nearly disappeared for an extended time in the last million years or so. The finding casts doubt on assumptions that Greenland…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
2016 see mixed results for ocean health
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 The results are in, and while the world’s oceans show no significant decline over the past year, their condition should not be mistaken as a clean bill of health. So say the scientists behind the 2016 Ocean Health Index (OHI), an annual study that evaluates…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Surging methane emissions imperil climate goals
Paris (AFP) Dec 12, 2016 A decade-long surge of the potent greenhouse gas methane threatens to make the fight against global warming even harder, top researchers warned Monday. “Additional attention is urgently needed to quantify and reduce methane emissions,” they wrote in the Environmental…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Soil pHertility mapped across the world
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 For some time now, scientists have known that climate influences soil chemistry – and, in particular, soil pH, a measure of acidity or alkalinity. In dry climates, soil is alkaline; in wet climates, it’s acidic. But what has remained unknown is just how soil pH…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
The sea roils and life returns
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 The tsunami of 2011 is well remembered in Japan. Some towns have recovered, while others struggle to return to a life that once was. The same is true for ecosystems. In a new study in PLOS ONE, Japanese researchers report how the sea life in different coastal regions…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
A roadmap for guiding development and conservation in the Amazon
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), The Nature Conservancy, and several partners in Brazil and Peru have produced a geographic information system (GIS) “roadmap” to help guide conservation efforts at large scale in the Amazon River basin, a region…
Next Big Future
LPP Fusion reviewed at Mars Conference
Gerald Black – Nuclear Fusion is the solution to energy problems and to advance space propulsionRead more »
CNET News.com
Supermoon, Geminids battle for night sky supremacy – CNET
A bright full moon will make it harder to see an annual meteor shower, but the best and the brightest fireballs will still put on quite a show.
Slashdot
Rapid Rise In Methane Emissions In 10 Years Surprises Scientists
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane have surged in the past decade, threatening to thwart global attempts to combat climate change. Scientists have been surprised by the surge, which began just over 10 years ago in 2007 and then was…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
‘Talking jackhammer’ Guterres goes from refugee chief to UN secretary-general
Antonio Guterres of Portugal was sworn in on Monday as the secretary-general of the United Nations, where he will face challenges from the US and Russia on migration.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Assad loyalists celebrate as rebel defences collapse in Aleppo
The Syrian army and its allies said they were poised to declare victory in Aleppo after rebel defences collapsed on Monday, leaving insurgents in a tiny, heavily bombarded pocket of ground.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Top Republican leaders back Russia election hack inquiry
Congress’ top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA’s belief that Russia meddled in last month’s election to help Donald Trump win, suggesting potential battles ahead with the incoming president over Moscow and US intelligence.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Ban Ki-moon, the UN’s ‘invisible man’, bids farewell
Ban Ki-moon, who steps down as UN secretary-general at the end of the month, will be remembered as a conscientious statesman who has championed humanitarian causes, but who has struggled to have an impact on the world stage.
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Japanese cargo ship set to dock with the ISS at 4:30 AM ET
Less than two weeks after Russia’s Progress 65 ISS cargo ship blew up on route to the International Space Station (ISS), the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) is coming to save the day. After a successful launch, JAXA’s Kounotori (“White Stork”) HTV-6 has…
Jetson Green
Coworking Bus
Telecommuting jobs have been gaining in popularity in recent years, as have coworking offices. But even the latter means that you’re tied up to a desk and have limited time each day to enjoy the world around you. To solve this problem, the company One Wild Life (OWL) from San Diego has come up with…
TechCrunch
Android Pay is now available in Japan
 Android Pay continues its international rollout with a launch in Japan today, some six weeks after Apple’s own mobile payment service reached Japanese shores. Read More
SlashGear
Daydream View with Nexus 5X possible with root, workarounds
It’s no secret that Google is biased about its Pixel phone. After all, it is its first, and so far only, “made by Google” phone. Just look at its exclusives: Google Assistant, unlimited Google Photos storage, and Daydream View compatibility. That last one, however, seems to be changing little by little,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
More parents funding college education contributes to income and wealth gap
More parents today are financially supporting—and paying more—for their children’s college education, but that development also might be exacerbating economic inequality, according to a new study by a University of Kansas professor.
Brain Pickings
The Difficult Art of Counter-Criticism: Rebecca Solnit on Celebrating Complexity, Savoring the Unquantifiable, and Defying the Urge to Simplify and Contain
“There is a kind of counter-criticism that … can liberate a work of art, to be seen fully, to remain alive, to engage in a conversation that will not ever end but will instead keep feeding the imagination.” “Behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern… the whole world is a work of art,” Virginia Woolf…
Mashable
Airbnb thinks it’s all set for Trump’s America
When America’s tech leaders visit President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday to kiss the ring, Airbnb’s CEO will not be present. But not because he wasn’t invited. According to the company’s head of global policy Chris Lehane, CEO Brian Chesky got the call, but will be out of the country on Dec. 14 due…
TechCrunch
Signal Media raises £5.8M to help companies monitor and sift through the news
 There are a plethora of companies in the ‘media monitoring’ space, such as Cision, Factiva and Meltwater, but London-based Signal Media reckons that it can give them all a run for their money. By employing AI, the company claims to be able to offer more certainty that a news source can be trusted and…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Europe’s own satnav, Galileo, due to go live
Seventeen years and more than 10 billion euros ($11 billion) later, Europe’s Galileo satnav system is set to go live on Thursday, promising to outperform US and Russian rivals while boosting regional self-reliance.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
After glitch, NASA satellite launch set for Wednesday
A technical problem has delayed until Wednesday the planned launch of a series of NASA satellites designed to study hurricanes, officials said Monday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Colorado internet-tax case could change online shopping
Buying things online could get pricier after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case Monday that could ultimately lead to states collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes lost to increasingly popular internet retailers.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Whales in the wild: rare gem amid Thailand mass tourism
Piercing the water’s surface with its almond-shaped mouth, a giant Bryde’s whale opens wide for one, two, three seconds, gulping in anchovies as a boatload of awed tourist look on in the Gulf of Thailand.
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S. Korea expands cull to contain bird flu
South Korea said Tuesday it was expanding a major bird flu cull to try and contain a damaging outbreak that has continued to spread during an all-consuming political crisis.
Mashable
Airbnb says it’s down to play by the rules in Australia, as regulation looms
Off the back of some regulatory losses in the U.Sand Europe, Airbnb wants to play nice Down Under. The company’s head of global policy indicated it would be open to working closely with Australian lawmakers at a lunch with journalists Tuesday. “Our perspective here is that we want to partner, and as…
inStash
Add A Little Personality To Your Desk With Mighty Marquee Desk Light
Still using white light to brighten up a room? Psh, that’s so 20th century! What you need to do if you want to score style points is … Read More
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Scientists design the next-gen CRISPR for gene editing
CRISPR is already effective enough to be used in experimental therapies for leukemia, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease and other conditions. But a team of scientists from Western University have created an even more effective version of CRISPR by…
Next Big Future
Reviewing Space developments in 2016 and the next big future in space
This is one of the Nextbigfuture article series reviewing developments in 2016 and looking ahead to developments over the next few years. Here we look at 2016 in space. Later articles will look at medicine, life extension, energy and other areas. Previously we reviewed computers and artificial intelligenceThe…
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Italy unveils new government similar to outgoing Renzi cabinet
Italy on Monday rushed to swear in its 64th government in 70 years, a centre-left coalition headed by new Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and strikingly similar in makeup to the one led by his predecessor Matteo Renzi.
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5 brilliant running apps to take the hassle out of getting fit
Wherever you are on your running journey – from idly thinking about starting to eating marathons for breakfast – sometimes motivating yourself to lace up your trainers and just run can be the hardest part, so we’ve collated our top list of apps that can give you the digital prod you’re after.And we’re…
BBC News – World
Donald Trump: ‘No new business deals’ during presidency
Donald Trump says his sons will run his businesses but there will be “no new deals” during his presidency.
Discover Magazine
Making Sense of the ‘WTF’ Star
How do we understand a star like no other?
Reason.com Full Feed
Brickbat: Definitely on the Naughty List
Venezuelan soldiers raided two warehouses and seized nearly 4 million toys. The government says it plans to distribute the toys to poor children. The soldiers also arrested two executives who are accused of hoarding the toys in order to sell them at higher prices at Christmas.
PCWorld
67% off Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches – Deal Alert
The thin, lightweight design makes this hub a great travel companion to expand one USB 3.0 port into four. Each port has its own power switch so you can control each port independently. It currently averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 4,300 people (read recent reviews). Its typical list…
Mashable
Motorola’s first all-metal smartphone, Moto M, trickles out of China
Motorola’s all metal smartphone, the Moto M, is finally making its way out of China.  The Lenovo-owned company today launched the shiny, all-metal Moto M in India at a price of Rs 15,999 ($240) for the 32GB variant. The Moto M also comes in a 64GB version, which is priced at Rs 17,999 ($265). The smartphones…
The Next Web
Opera 42’s built-in currency converter makes international shopping painless
When you shop on international sites,  it’s difficult to know how much you’re actually spending. Currency conversions are hard. I mean, who actually knows how many euros there are to a dollar off by heart? Thankfully, there’s a new feature in Opera 42 that you (and let’s face it, your credit card) will…
Cool Tools
Sushi Roller Kit
Make some rice, load it into the two halves of the Sushezi Roller Kit, add some items for color and flavor. Clamp together, put the plunger to work and a perfect roll comes out every time. You don’t need to go fancy with the tool. I use leftovers all the time… even hot dog pieces work great! Of course…
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Xbox One getting Dolby Atmos support in ear-splitting update
Worried your surround sound system might wake the downstairs neighbours? If you’ve the right audio kit and an Xbox One or Xbox One S, you might have to start considering those living above you too – Microsoft has just announced that overhead Dolby Atmos surround sound is soon to be supported by its slimline…
BBC News – World
Burmese army linked to Rohingya village arson, rights group says
Satellite images link the army to the burning of Rohingya villages in Myanmar, rights activists say.
BBC News – World
Indonesia blasphemy case: Emotional scenes as Ahok trial begins
There were emotional scenes in court on the first day of the blasphemy trial of Jakarta’s governor.
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Egypt accuses Muslim Brotherhood over church attack
Egypt’s interior ministry Monday accused fugitive Muslim Brotherhood leaders who have fled to Qatar of training and financing the perpetrators of the bomb attack on a Cairo church that killed 25 people.
Mashable
19 tattoos that’ll leave you nostalgic for your childhood
Nostalgia might be cheap. But hell, it’s a feeling we’ll be happy to relive over and over again in our adulthood. We’re sure these peeps with tattoos honouring their favourite childhood TV shows, books and movies are riding that good time wave constantly. And we’re jealous about it too.  SEE ALSO:…
Founterior
Different Types of Welding and their Applications
source Welding has been an integral part of many industries, and is used extensively to fuse materials, usually metals, together […] The post Different Types of Welding and their Applications appeared first on Founterior.
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Kensington UA0000E USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter $9.95
Kensington UA0000E USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter $9.95
Slashdot
Quest Diagnostics Says Personal Health Information of 34,000 Customers Hacked
Quest Diagnostics has said in a statement that a hack of an internet application on its network has exposed the personal health information of nearly 34,000 people. “Quest Diagnostics has notified affected individuals via mail and established a dedicated toll-free number to call with questions regarding…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
Accent Color Ideas for Neutral Modern Interiors
If you prefer a neutral palette at home, today’s post is for you. Grey, beige and other soft tones often take center stage in the modern home. How do you accent these mellow hues? Below you will find a range of design ideas, organized by color. Sometimes the answer is contrast, with the addition of a…
Fast Company
How To Avoid Losing Freelance Work To Your Own Collaborators
Sometimes big projects require one freelancer to cobble together a team of other freelancers. That’s where problems can arise. Sometimes big projects require one freelancer to cobble together a team of other freelancers. That’s where problems can arise.Randi was feeling desperate….
Fast Company
How Emotionally Intelligent Bosses Resolve Conflicts
The most skilled peacemakers know how to talk with the warring parties separately before bringing them to the table. The most skilled peacemakers know how to talk with the warring parties separately before bringing them to the table.As the boss, one of your main goals is to create…
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Disney’s real-time motion capture tech only needs a few sensors
Motion capture systems typically require subjects to wear loads of sensors to be able to follow their movements. Disney wants to simplify the process, so its research lab has designed a physics-based system that needs much fewer sensors to work. A human actor can, say, wear sensors on both hands, both…
Digital Trends
This wonderful interactive map lets you explore radio stations around the world
Imagine a spinning globe showing the location of thousands of radio stations, each one accessible via a simple click on its representative green dot. Well, thanks to some excellent work by interactive design firms Studio Puckey and Moniker, such a feature now exists online, and we guarantee you’ll quickly…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Lightning-fast switch for electron waves
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Microsoft is getting festive by slashing $50 off Xbox One S consoles before Christmas
Microsoft is continuing to push the Xbox One S as the choice console for Christmas by cutting prices on the console by $50 until December 24. Although Microsoft offered discounts on its Xbox One bundles throughout the Black Friday period, the most notable price cuts seemed to be on Sony’s PlayStation…
Fast Company
Time Management Experts Share Their Secrets For Staying Productive During The Holidays
An overloaded calendar can make December feel like the least productive time of year. But with some small shifts, it doesn’t have to be. An overloaded calendar can make December feel like the least productive time of year. But with some small shifts, it doesn’t have to be.It may…
Latest news
Security flaw in McAfee enterprise software gives attackers root access
The security company took six months to patch the set of security vulnerabilities.
Latest news
China targets aviation industry to spy and steal secrets
Security experts say that the country is the main threat actor threatening the safety of our airports and flights.
Latest news
Our planes are now ‘big flying mobile devices’ and top hacking targets
If we don’t change our “closed network thinking,” the situation could become very serious in the future.
BBC News – World
UniCredit to raise billions and cut 14,000 jobs
UniCredit, Italy’s biggest bank, announces plans to raise €13bn and cut 14,000 jobs in an attempt to return to financial health.
The Next Web
KFC loyalty program hack proves it’s better at protecting recipes than passwords
KFC sent an email to all 1.2 million members of its Colonel’s Club loyalty program in the UK on Monday, instructing them to change their passwords after it discovered its website had been targetted and several user accounts potentially compromised. It’s unclear what information the hackers managed to…
Techbargains.com
Shark Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum $150
Shark Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum $150
Fast Company
What’s The Biggest Mistake Most People Make Right Out Of College?
Co-Author’s of Designing Your Life reveal what mistake they believe most post-grads make after college.
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HandHeld Car Vacuum Cleaner, with Charging Base, So for Home As Well
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Discover Magazine
Why “Pick-Your-Own” Peer Review Is A Bad Idea
Retraction Watch reports on an initiative by the microbiology journal mSphere. Under the new system, the editors no longer take responsibility for inviting peer reviewers to evaluate each manuscript. Instead, the would-be authors are expected to find two reviewers themselves, and to submit the reviews…
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Google is moving away from its self-driving bubble cars
Alphabet’s Larry Page has decided to tweak Google’s ambitious driverless car strategy and make it a lot more feasible, according to The Information. The tech giant has reportedly decided to scrap its plans to manufacture autonomous vehicles with no s…
WIRED
Shinola’s Quest to Make the Best Turntable You’ve Ever Heard
The Detroit company brings its brand of precious to vinyl. The post Shinola’s Quest to Make the Best Turntable You’ve Ever Heard appeared first on WIRED.
Mashable
‘Pokémon Go’ is officially launching in India tomorrow
Indians can finally join the rest of the world in chasing Pokémons with their smartphones.  Sleeper hit title Pokémon Go is finally coming to India, Reliance Jio announced today. The 4G LTE-only carrier has partnered with Niantic, publisher and developer of Pokémon GO. The game will be available to…
ArchDaily
Utopia Arkitekter Proposes a Green Growth-Ring in Gothenburg
Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter As Gothenburg, Sweden’s urban fabric begins to change, Utopia Arkitekter in collaboration with Gehl Architects and Snohetta have swooped in with a proposed urban plan for the development of Hovås II, located in the south of the city. Their firm’s proposal has…
BBC News – World
Black hole ‘swallowed star’, say Queen’s astronomers
A star was ‘swallowed’ after it passed too close to a black hole, say Queen’s University astronomers.
BBC News – World
Nickel clue to ‘dinosaur killer’ asteroid
Scientists say they have a clue that may enable them to find traces of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs in the very crater it made on impact.
BBC News – World
Aleppo battle: UN says 82 civilians shot on the spot
Syrian pro-government forces are entering homes in eastern Aleppo and killing civilians, the UN says.
Fast Company
At Nearly $100 Per Person, Would You Use This Cutlery Set At Your Next Dinner Party?
Created by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen in the 1950s, these utensils are considered a modern work of art. Would you buy a set?
The Next Web
24 HOURS ONLY: Best of 2016 online learning deals
Looking back on these past year, we here at TNW Deals are pleased with ourselves — because we’ve done work saving you loads of money on awesome stuff. To end the year with a bang, we’re giving you another crack at our Best of 2016 online learning deals. Kick off the New Year by crossing that “Learn to…”…
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The Morning After: Tuesday December 13, 2016
Good morning, how was your Monday? In news you might’ve missed: Netflix and Amazon snagged 17 Golden Globe nominations, “Pokémon Go is growing,” and a 3D-printed shoe from Adidas. You can’t go 134 million MPH with radiation shielding onHow NASA is working with Stephen Hawking and Starshot…
Mashable
Here are all the new Pokémon you can get in ‘Pokémon Go’
It’s finally happened, trainers. The rollout of Generation II has begun. SEE ALSO: Charmander and friends come to life in artist’s Pokémon renderings On Monday, the official Pokémon Go account shared the dangerously exciting news that new Pokémon have been added to the game. Professor Willow has…
The Next Web
Pokémon Go update brings new creatures and Christmas Pikachu
Niantic has some holiday surprises in store for devoted Pokemon Go players as the company has started rolling out an update that brings lots of new creatures. In a new blog post, Niantic revealed that, starting today, it’s adding a few new critters from the Pokémon Gold and Silver games, including Togepi…
PCWorld
Windows Command Prompt tricks everyone should know
You’d think the Command Prompt (formerly known as the DOS prompt) would be long-gone after 30 years of Windows’ graphical interface, but it’s not, and there’s a good reason why. Though many of its duties have been replaced by icons or tiles, there are still things a DOS command does better or faster,…
PCWorld
Best water leak detectors for smart homes
Fire might be a homeowner’s greatest fear, but any insurance company will tell you that water is the far more common cause of property damage, even if you don’t live in an area subject to flooding. And it can come from many sources: A failing water heater, a burst pipe, a broken supply line under your…
PCWorld
Insteon Water Leak Sensor review: A low-cost but bare-bones option
With a list price of $35, and sales prices that are routinely lower, the Insteon Water Leak Sensor is one of the cheapest flood detection solutions on the market.But of course, you get what you pay for. Insteon’s sensor lacks an audible alarm, outlet power, temperature readings, and extension cable support….
designboom | architecture & design magazine
akane moriyama’s towering translucent curtains for hirakata T-SITE bookstore
three different layers of semi-transparent fabrics compose each curtain, providing a sense of depth and fluidity between inside/ out. The post akane moriyama’s towering translucent curtains for hirakata T-SITE bookstore appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Newswise: SciNews
Study: Warming Global Temperatures May Not Affect Carbon Stored Deep in Northern Peatlands
Deep stores of carbon in northern peatlands may be safe from rising temperatures, according to a team of researchers from several U.S.-based institutions. s
BBC News – World
Wonder Woman dropped as UN equality champion
The UN drops comic book heroine Wonder Woman as an ambassador, two months after a contentious appointment.
Architizer
Design on Wire: 7 Structures Woven from Metal
In everyday landscapes, wire frequently indicates that a space is forbidden. Based on imagery of barbed wire, fencing and mesh, it is a material that can effectively divide and prohibit. In this collection, the nature of the material is toyed with, as the architects attempt to subvert such conceptualizations….
Techbargains.com
WisHome LED Night Light with Automatic Dusk to Dawn Sensor $10.99
WisHome LED Night Light with Automatic Dusk to Dawn Sensor $10.99
SlashGear
Pixel XL 32GB back in stock at Google Store
If you have been holding off upgrading your smartphone until the Pixel XL was back in stock at the Google Store, you better whip out the wallet. For now the Pixel XL 32GB smartphone is in stock. The 128GB version is still out of stock as of writing. The 32GB version is available in very silver, quite…
Computerworld
Trump’s margin up after Wisconsin recount over voting machine security
President-elect Donald Trump added 131 votes to his winning margin in a recount in Wisconsin of ballots cast in the state for the recent U.S. presidential elections, but a significant part of the recount was not by hand. The recount was asked for by Green Party candidate Jill Stein after doubts were…
BBC News – World
Uganda’s Rwenzururu King Charles Mumbere charged with terrorism
A Ugandan king is charged with terrorism after a deadly government raid on his palace in November.
inStash
Solo Skiff Fishing Boat Is A Versatile Watercraft For Any Waterfaring Adventure
Somewhere between a rowboat and a kayak, the Solo Skiff Fishing Boat is hard to define. Billed as a fishing kayak, an SUP, and a power boat … Read More
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Fossil fuel divestment pledges doubled in last 15 months
Companies and individuals with nearly $5.2tr of assets under management have now pledged to divest from fossil fuels.
inStash
The Inboard M1 Skateboard Hides Electric Motors In Its Wheels
It’s 2016 and there’s nothing cooler than an electric skateboard. After all, why else would these battery-powered boards be such a popular Christmas gift right about now? … Read More
inStash
EO2 by Electric Objects Is Digital Art Which You Can Hang On Your Wall
A quality piece of art can do a lot to strike the right atmosphere in your home. Problem is, finding the right piece can take ages — … Read More
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Reports of Aleppo executions as Syrian army closes in
The United Nations said on Tuesday it had reports of Syrian government troops and allied militia killing civilians as they advanced on the last remaining rebel-held neighbourhoods in eastern Aleppo.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
segway one S1 electric unicycle isn’t for the faint at heart
segway, has signaled its intention to be a personal transportation innovator with the release of its ‘one S1’ electric unicycle. The post segway one S1 electric unicycle isn’t for the faint at heart appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Digital Trends
Carmakers make cars. Polysync makes them drive themselves
Henry Ford changed the way cars are designed and built when he started the first assembly line on December 1, 1913. Before Henry flipped that switch, cars were made one at a time, and each one was a little bit different from the one before. Now, the game was changed: cars could be mass-produced and sold…
Computerworld
Dozens arrested in international DDoS-for-hire crackdown
Law enforcement agencies arrested 34 suspects in 13 countries, including the U.K and the U.S., as part of a crackdown last week on DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks. The arrests targeted buyers of DDoS-for-hire services, which get paid to flood websites or internet-connected systems with…
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Neil Young’s Pono will launch an adaptive bitrate streaming service
Neil Young could be about to launch the most interesting streaming service to come along in a long while. No, really. Young recently spoke at length with Rolling Stone’s Music Now podcast. While mostly discussing music, he also divulged his future plans for Pono. Launched in 2014 on Kickstarter as…
SpaceNews.com
NASA begins next New Frontiers competition ahead of schedule
WASHINGTON — NASA released an announcement of opportunity (AO) for the agency’s next New Frontiers planetary science mission Dec. 9, kicking off a multi-year competition at least a month earlier than widely expected. The AO, as planned, seeks proposals for missions to one of six destinations in the…
BBC News – World
Serbia accuses Croatia of blocking progress to EU membership
Serbia’s PM cuts short a visit to Brussels, accusing Croatia of blocking his nation’s path to the EU.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
First US offshore wind farm spins into action
The first offshore wind farm in the US has begun generating electricity about 3 miles off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island. The facility has a capacity of 30 MW and is expected to produce around 125,000 MWh of electricity annually. .. Continue Reading First US offshore wind farm…
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UK police crack down on people paying for DDoS attacks
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise, affecting individuals, private businesses and government-funded institutions alike. As part of a large warning to cybercriminals, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has arrested 12 individuals for using a DDoS-for-hire service called Netspoof….
Latest news
Android, iOS secure ID: Estonia says it’s taking digital authentication to new levels
Early next year, Estonia rolls out its new Smart-ID digital identity system, which is not dependent on a SIM card and can be used around the world.
WIRED
Review: GDU Byrd Advanced
A drone from a new player in the market has a great design and lofty specs. The post Review: GDU Byrd Advanced appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The FDA Is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It
Opinion: The federal agency needs to fix its hiring practices, help doctors report medicines’ serious side effects, and improve its advisory system. The post The FDA Is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It appeared first on WIRED.
Latest news
IBM partners with Delos to find connections between health and indoor spaces
The insights gained from combining IBM’s cognitive technologies and Delos’ data should be useful for building healthier living and work environments.
Coolest Gadgets
Touchejet WAVE transforms your TV into a touchscreen-capable device
So you pride yourself in purchasing a spanking new 4K Ultra HD TV, and wish to trumpet this fact to all and sundry who drop by your home this holiday season as you throw one of your annual parties. Well, while such an extremely high definition screen in your living room is definitely impressive, make…
Scientific American Content: Global
Godspeed, John Glenn–the Quintessential Astronaut
A space historian and writer recalls what made the U.S.’s orbital emissary unique — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
ArchDaily
Real Takes on Real(ly Successful) Housing Experiments
The challenges associated with the provision of adequate and affordable housing around the world demand that architects respond with original solutions that challenge traditional building forms, typologies and methods of delivery.In recognition of this demand, last month’s World Architecture…
Macworld
3 perfect gifts every iPhone lover must have
Were you hoping to get a pair of Apple AirPods as a holiday gift this year? Well, as of right now, you can’t. But no worries, we found some other great gift ideas for iPhone lovers while we wait for Apple’s truly-wireless AirPods. In this week’s episode of The iPhone Show, Oscar showcases some of…
Fast Company
Internet Comments Are Awful. Could They Be Awesome?
A mixture of technical innovation and social incentives could make online comments readable—and even engaging. A mixture of technical innovation and social incentives could make online comments readable—and even engaging.For years, it’s been a standard piece of advice to anyone…
9to5Mac
Following loss of Apple business, Samsung planning to spin off chip-making division
Samsung is said to be considering spinning off its chipmaking division in response to losing Apple’s A-Series chip business. Apple’s A-series chip orders for iPhones and iPads used to be split between Samsung and TSMC, but Apple dropped Samsung for the A10 chip in the iPhone 7 and is reported to be…
Reason.com Full Feed
The Most Important Graph in the World: New at Reason
There has been unprecedent and massive increase in wealth around the world in the last 200 years. Marian Tupy writes: Jonathan Haidt, the well-known psychologist from New York University, started as a “typical” liberal intellectual, but came to appreciate the awesome ability of free markets to…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Queueing technique to avoid congestion in physical and electronic network spaces
Scientists at Tomsk State University (Russia) have created a universal mathematical approach to queuing theory. It allows calculating the most efficient operation of the systems in which the processing of incoming flow takes place. In particular, it can be used to eliminate queues in shops and banks…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Distant oceanic phenomena influence climate in South America
The role played by the Atlantic and Pacific, and Indian Oceans in South American climate variability is one of the topics researched by Marcelo Barreiro, Head of Atmospheric Sciences at Uruguay’s University of the Republic (UDELAR). Barreiro and his research group study climate variability and predictability…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Searching for trojan asteroids, Earth’s unseen companions
The University of Arizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission will take advantage of its two-year outbound cruise to the asteroid Bennu in order to conduct a search for elusive solar system objects. Between Feb. 9 and 20, the NASA spacecraft will activate its onboard camera suite and commence a search for Earth-Trojan…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers report possible solution to a long-standing solar mystery
Astronomers from the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Brazil, and Stanford University may have solved a long-standing solar mystery.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Pesticide poisoning stops bees from finding flowers, new research shows
New research published today in the journal Scientific Reports has shown how poisoning by pesticides can affect bees’ spatial memories leading them to forget where they have been, making feeding less efficient and potentially affecting navigation.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Heterogeneous news flow on volatility
According to a new study from the University of Vaasa, it is possible to apply different statistical methods and information content of time series observations to estimate volatility. The results have importance, for example, in risk management, hedging strategies and option pricing.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Psychological benefit from reframing work distress as passion for the project
Imagine you’re about to give a high-profile presentation at work. You’ve been working on it for weeks. Your boss and the company’s CEO are sitting right across from you. Crucial funding for the company – and your possible promotion – hang in the balance. Suddenly, your presentation images become garbled….
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Russia ties in spotlight as Trump picks Exxon chief as top US diplomat
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the US State Department, has ample experience in dealing with other nations including Russia – but not as a diplomat.
Phys.org: Physics News
Scientists create a quantum computer memory cell of a higher dimension than a qubit
Scientists from the Institute of Physics and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have let two electrons loose in a system of quantum dots to create a quantum computer memory cell of a higher dimension than a qubit (a quantum bit). In their study published in Scientific Reports, the…
Phys.org: Physics News
Scientists characterize the phase transitions of melting ice layers
150 years ago, physicist Michael Faraday discovered that at the surface of frozen ice, well below 0°C, a thin film of liquid-like water is present. This thin film makes ice slippery and is crucial for the motion of glaciers.
Phys.org: Physics News
Nanoscale analysis of materials for future fusion reactors
Scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) have clarified how changing the nanostructure of materials for future energy fusion reactors influences their plasticity, heat resistance and other important properties.
TechSpot
Steam gets major update on PC, Mac & Linux
If you’re one of the millions using Steam to cater to your gaming needs, you’ll want to know Valve has released a major update that fixes bugs across all OS, in-home streaming options and big picture mode, there are also privacy policy updates and a boatload of changes in the controller section….
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Why Twitch Is Joining Facebook In Blocking Ad Blockers
Image: Roman Iakoubtchik/FlickrHave you seen that episode of Black Mirror where ads can sense when you’re not actually watching them and harass you until you do? Even if you haven’t seen the show, you can probably understand why the news about Twitch becoming the latest company to create ads that circumvent…
TechCrunch
Google Ventures-backed Clear Labs gets $13 million in Series B to nip food recalls in the bud
 Clear Labs, a genomic data platform hoping to stop E-coli outbreaks in your favorite burrito chain before they start, has pulled in $13 million in Series B funding to build a next generation sequencing-based (NGS) microbiome test and grow the business. It’s often hard for food manufacturers to know…
Macworld
Apple faced a challenging 2016
Apple had a tough 2016. Early in the year, the tech giant became entangled in a legal battle with the FBI over the company’s refusal to help the agency unlock the phone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. Apple argued that doing so would open a back door that would put other iPhone users at…
The Verge – All Posts
First Click: 3 different voices control my home and it’s driving me crazy
I’ve got a bit of a problem. I keep on shouting at three different voices in my home, and it’s driving me crazy. Alexa, Siri, and Cortana all promise to be the best personal digital assistants, but none of them talk to each other and they’re all pretty bad at their jobs. I find myself forced to shout…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
How drip irrigation can save the world
From water conservation to less pollution to women’s empowerment, a founder of Netafim explains why drip irrigation is the future of agriculture.
Lifehacker
Posture Sends Floating Reminders to Fix Your Posture When Using Your Smartphone
Android: Looking down at your smartphone wreaks havoc on your spine, but it’s a habit we all fall back into. Posture provides timely reminders to hold your phone up and relieve the stress on your neck.Read more…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
‘Real change can only come from Cubans themselves’
Fidel Castro’s death last month came as the Communist-ruled island restores ties with the US and slowly opens its economy. FRANCE 24 spoke to Miriam Leiva, an independent journalist, about Cuba’s historic leader and the prospect of political change.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Optical tech gives prosthesis a more human-like sense of touch
“Soft” and “gentle” are two words not often used to describe the grasp of a robot, but thanks to the work of a team of researchers at Cornell University, future androids may well have an especially delicate touch. Using extra-sensitive optical detectors built into a soft prosthetic hand, the…
Computerworld
Alphabet’s self-driving car may keep the steering wheel after all
Google’s parent company does not yet want to build a car with no steering wheel or pedals, preferring to put its self-driving technology into existing cars from traditional auto manufacturers. Thats the conclusion of news site The Information in a report published Monday citing people close to Alphabet’s…
BBC News – World
Messi meets Afghan plastic T-shirt boy
An Afghan boy who became an online hit after wearing a homemade shirt bearing Lionel Messi’s number 10 meets his hero.
Scientific American Content: Global
Science Guy Bill Nye Says Climate Adversaries Can Unite around Innovation
Science-based jobs and science-savvy millennials can bring conservatives and liberals together — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
BBC News – World
Trump picks Exxon chief Rex Tillerson for secretary of state
A top energy executive with strong ties to Russia is lined up as US secretary of state.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Opinion: Halting biodiversity loss – legislation fails to deliver for NSW
Between 1998 and 2005 an estimated 100 million native birds, reptiles and mammals were killed by destruction of native vegetation in the state of New South Wales.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Finding the unknowns in the universe
What have pulsars, quasars, dark matter and dark energy got in common? Answer: each of them took the discoverer by surprise. While much of science advances carefully and methodically, the majority of truly spectacular discoveries in astronomy are unexpected.
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Scientists decipher how local weather can change global climate patterns
Local rain in Asia might cause global splash. That’s what scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) found when they discovered connections between rain in Asia and the southern hemisphere’s jet stream, an atmospheric current influencing weather across the globe.
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Researcher publishes book on adaptive origin of zebra stripes
The distinct black and white stripes of zebras capture people’s attention and imagination from an early age. But rarely are we told why zebras have those stripes to begin with.
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Researcher’s 200-plus wild ‘fairy’ birds make their home at UCLA
Ask UCLA assistant researcher Melanie Barboni about volcanic eruptions and methods for assessing hazardous volcanic activity, and she might give you some scientific details about the Soufriére volcanic reservoir on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia that she has studied. Ask her about the moon, and…
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Researchers improve modeling of cloud vertical structure
A famous song-writer looked at clouds from both sides, but it’s still difficult for climate and weather models to get a good grasp on them. Now, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have improved a statistical representation of clouds in a climate model to capture clouds from all sides…
Mashable
Aleppo activists post heartbreaking goodbye messages on Twitter
Activists trapped inside embattled east Aleppo have taken to Twitter to send heartbreaking “goodbye” messages as the Syrian government’s forces close in.  Among them is Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old girl who in the past months, with the help of her mother Fatemah, has documented with the handle @AlabedBana…
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10 ways George Lucas’s Star Wars prequels tried to ruin the original films
We grew up with the original Star Wars trilogy, a world so wonderfully drawn and fascinatingly coloured that it left us desperate for more. And then George Lucas decided to give us what we wanted, and we hated it.But the fact that the prequels were so crushingly disappointing actually isn’t the worst…
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Shigeru Miyamoto talks working with Apple and his Minecraft envy
Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto has been busy in the US this week, promoting the December 15 release of Nintendo’s next mobile game Super Mario Run by making TV and public appearances. Miyamoto hasn’t always been the most public of game designers, but we’re seeing more interviews with him than ever which…
Cool Hunting
Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Bookworms: From fairytales to architecture and positive vibes, there’s reading material here for everybody
There’s almost never a bad time to read a book. Fortunately, for some, the end-of-year holiday provides time away from just about everything and an opportunity to dive deep into reading. If you plan on spending your vacation on a couch while the snow…… Continue…
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PwC Sends Legal Threats To Researchers Who Found Critical Security Flaw
An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A security research firm has released details of a “critical” flaw in a security tool, despite being threatened with legal threats. The advisory said that an attacker could “manipulate accounting documents and financial results, bypass change management…
WIRED
Science Fiction Helps Make Sense of an Uncertain Future
For our first-ever fiction issue, we asked a number of our favorite authors to pick a plausible innovation and spin out a near-term scenario. The post Science Fiction Helps Make Sense of an Uncertain Future appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Evaluators: To Trade With Aliens, You Must Adapt
Males and females are indistinguishable to my eyes, lean and deep-chested. The post The Evaluators: To Trade With Aliens, You Must Adapt appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
A Great Science Teacher Quit Because US Schools Are Broken
Why do some of the best science teachers quit teaching? The post A Great Science Teacher Quit Because US Schools Are Broken appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
China’s Huge, Eerie Tower Blocks That Will Soon House Millions
The government is moving 250 million people from the country into urban areas by 2025. The post China’s Huge, Eerie Tower Blocks That Will Soon House Millions appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Airbus’ New Jet Concept Features Swappable Spas and Cafes
Airbus has a modular plan to put glamor and flexibility back into the sky. The post Airbus’ New Jet Concept Features Swappable Spas and Cafes appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Artist Teaches Roots To Grow In Beautiful, Alien Patterns
It’s kind of like bonsai, but for the subterranean part of the plant. The post Artist Teaches Roots To Grow In Beautiful, Alien Patterns appeared first on WIRED.
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An Indulgent Dip: This Terraced London Home Gets a Stunning Sunken Bath
When thinking of a quick home renovation or a makeover, the bathroom is not a space that springs to the top of our wish list. That spot is often reserved for the kitchen or the bedroom. Get past those two and you tend to focus on the living room or even the dining area before you work your way towards…
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Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump Won Because People Are Tired of Political Correctness
Sen. Bernie Sanders understands something that mainstream liberals do not: Donald Trump won the presidency in part because he channeled populist resentment toward political correctness into a winning issue. During a fascinating and free-wheeling town hall-style event on Chris Hayes’ show on MSNBC…
SlashGear
Net Neutrality – Why it should matter to you
Before this year’s presidential elections became the major factor dividing the US tech industry, it was “net neutrality” that split camps along lines of for or against. And if you thought the (legal) battle is over, you are definitely wrong. Although the FCC already ruled in favor of net neutrality last…
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These nearly invisible wireless earbuds will boost your hearing and track your workouts
There are a lot of exciting things happening with earphones at the moment. Wireless connections are getting better, the buds themselves are becoming less noticeable, and a number of companies are offering “augmented audio” that filters and enhances your natural hearing. A new startup from the UK, though,…
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Who owns frozen embryos?
Who owns frozen embryos? That question is coming up for many after news broke that Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara is being sued by her own embryos. This is the latest development in the dispute between Vergara and her ex-fiance Nick Loeb. Loeb had sued Vergara for the right to use the frozen embryos…
Fast Company
Relonch’s Radical Camera Uses AI To Edit Your Photos (And Isn’t Ready For Prime Time)
Could an algorithm create the perfect family photo album? Maybe someday—but this screenless camera and accompanying service need work. Could an algorithm create the perfect family photo album? Maybe someday—but this screenless camera and accompanying service need work.From the…
Lifehacker
Flix Assist Removes Netflix’s “Are You Still Watching?” Prompt and Countdown
Chrome: When you’re binge-watching a new show on Netflix, the confirmation and countdown prompts can be frustrating. Flix Assist for Google Chrome removes these annoyances once and for all.Specifically, the extension targets the countdown at the end of an episode, while the end credits roll or you see…
The Next Web
TNW Conference 2017: Here are the first 15 speakers!
In May 2017, 15,000 entrepreneurs, developers, marketing managers, CEOs and policymakers will gather in Amsterdam for TNW Conference, Europe’s leading tech festival. Besides meeting potential clients or partners and connecting with other people interested in the future of technology, marketing, and innovation,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Investment in early childhood programs yields robust returns
High-quality early childhood development programs can deliver an annual return of 13 percent per child on upfront costs through better outcomes in education, health, employment and social behavior in the decades that follow, according to a new study by Nobel-winning economist James Heckman and researchers…
Macworld
How to add a display to a Mac by using another Mac, iPad, or an HDTV
Charles Bewlay has a sad story: My monitor that I use for my Mac mini got stolen in transit for repair. I’m wondering if I really need one since I have an iMac (that I can’t use as a monitor for it as it’s too old) and a 2015 MacBook Pro. And an HDMI TV. So how do I use the MacBook Pro and the TV…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New web tool helps online shoppers detect price discrimination on e-commerce sites
Northeastern University researchers have developed a web tool that could help consumers avoid being the victims of online price discrimination.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Video: Novel experiment to quantify cost of ice storms on forest ecosystems
Anyone who has ever driven in freezing rain knows all too well the potential hazards of an ice storm. These powerful winter weather events are also capable of catastrophic ecological and socio-economic impacts on forest ecosystems, affecting forest species and productivity, and even increasing the risk…
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Stringent CAFE standards extension leads to billions in savings
The Environmental Protection Agency’s recent reaffirmation of national fuel economy standards will likely result in large reductions of future emissions and fuel consumed—even if the future vehicle mix does not change, say University of Michigan researchers.
PCWorld
New Synaptics fingerprint sensor sits under glass for smoother phone screens
A Silicon Valley biometrics company says it has developed a fingerprint sensor that can sit under glass so smartphone screens don’t need a cutout or extra button to accommodate the sensor.The Synaptics FS9100 sensor can sit under a millimeter of glass and still provide accurate fingerprint readings,…
Mashable
Amazon all set to launch Prime Video in India
Indians will soon get a taste of on-demand video streaming service that costs less than a dollar a month.  SEE ALSO: ‘The Grand Tour’ will stream worldwide as Amazon Prime Video expands Amazon will be outlining its plans for Prime Video service in India on Wednesday. The arrival of the much-awaited…
VentureBeat
Opera’s desktop browser caters to cross-border consumer spending with built-in currency converter
Norway-based technology company Opera Software has added a built-in currency converter to its desktop browser app, meaning users can instantly see how much an item costs in their preferred currency. While there are no shortage of currency-converter extensions for all the common browsers, Opera has become…
VentureBeat
Silicon Valley VCs are growing wary of on-demand delivery
(Reuters) – Michael Moritz – chairman of Sequoia Capital and one of the most successful venture capitalists in history – says a simple vision led him to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in on-demand delivery startups. “The movement of goods and services and people, by easier, more convenient means,”…
VentureBeat
Synaptics’ sensor can authenticate your fingerprint through a smartphone’s glass
Synaptics is unveiling its sensors for smartphones that can detect and authenticate your fingerprint through a millimeter of cover glass. The Natural ID FS9100 optical fingerprint sensors are the first in a line of biometric authentication solutions for smartphones and tablets. San Jose, Calif.-based…
VentureBeat
Velodyne LiDAR Announces Breakthrough Design for Miniaturized, Low-Cost Solid-State LiDAR Sensors
PRESS RELEASE: Application of integrated circuitry leads to a new approach to LiDAR sensors for the autonomous vehicle, 3D mapping, and drone industries MORGAN HILL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 13, 2016– Velodyne LiDAR Inc., the recognized global leader in Light, Detection…
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Your eyes will unlock tighter security for your phone – CNET
Looking forward, iris scanners could be as common as fingerprint sensors on phones.
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These are the 5 best phones you can buy right now – CNET
From high-priced pocket-busters to our favorite budget beauties.
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Saleforce brings bot conversations, SMS, Facebook Messenger to Service Cloud
The gist of LiveMessage is that companies should be able to connect to customers and service them as a friend-to-friend interaction would occur via an app like Facebook Messenger.
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Peak Design Everyday Backpack hands-on: Intelligent design, flexible compartmentalization, and quick access
The Peak Design Everyday Backpack checks all the boxes for a multi-purpose backpack while offering an optimal experience for the photographer.
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Trump’s HHS Pick Well-Placed To Protect Doctors’ Interests
Surgeon Tom Price, tapped to head Health and Human Services, has fought regulations and tried to cap malpractice suits   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Energy Department staff should refuse to answer Trump’s intimidating climate questions
Last week, Bloomberg reported that President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team issued a questionnaire to the Energy Department, asking for a list of employees who have attended climate meetings and have worked on efforts to reduce the US’s carbon emissions. Senior DOE officials should refuse to answer…
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Dutch plan: Only zero-emission car sales allowed by 2035
Our cities are going to look and smell very different in just a few decades.
Mashable
Vodafone’s latest innovation converts digital money into hard cash
If you are tired of queuing up at ATMs and are despairing because you are unable to access your own hard-earned money, here’s some good news for you. SEE ALSO: India’s futile attempt to go cashless is a reality check for our dream epayments future Cellular service provider Vodafone is now allowing…
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Amazon’s NFL Gear Gold Box is A Touchdown of a Deal
Up to 50% Off Select NFL Headwear and ApparelWith the football season in full swing, it’s about time you rep your team with this NFL Gear Gold Box. Even if your fantasy team is doing better than your actual team, there are discounted team tees, hoodies, and snapbacks to at least help pad your tailgating…
Physics News
Technique could continuously assess aging of materials in a high-radiation environment, in real-time
Materials exposed to a high-radiation environment such as the inside of a nuclear reactor vessel can gradually degrade and weaken. But to determine exactly how much damage these materials suffer …
Popular Science
8 gifts to prepare your friends for the robot apocalypse
Gift Guides Exterminate! These gifts may just be the perfect presents to give to your loved ones a fighting chance when the inevitable robot apocalypse happens.
BBC News – World
‘Lost’ Aboriginal art found on government office wall
Aboriginal painting missing since 1981 is spotted hanging on tourism chief’s wall.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Expert discusses causes of the Tennessee wildfires
Wildfires raged recently through the foothills of Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, fueled by severe drought and high winds in the eastern part of the state. The fires damaged or destroyed more than 1,400 structures, including homes, chapels, and resort cabins. Fourteen people were killed, and nearly…
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Smart cultivation platform facilitates indoor farming
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed the Smart Indoor Cultivation Platform that can be set up in urban buildings and save water consumption by 95% compared with conventional methods.
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Stealth fungus that causes thrush ‘hides’ from immune system, experts find out how
Experts from the University of Aberdeen have discovered how the fungus which causes thrush tries to hide from our body’s defences.
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Forensic technique reveals sex of prehistoric hand stencil artists
Prehistoric ancestors creating human hand stencils in caves 40,000 years ago can now be identified as male or female with more than 90% accuracy.
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Energy cascades in quasicrystals trigger an avalanche of discovery
Most materials, when viewed at the atomic level, come in one of two types. Some materials, like table salt, are highly crystalline, which means that the atoms in the material are arranged in orderly and repeating geometric patterns. Other materials, such as glass, display no such organization; in those…
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Finding a needle in a space haystack
Stephanie Bernard is one in 24 million. The University of Melbourne PhD candidate is the only Australian given access to NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, and she is using her time to explore one of the earliest galaxies in the universe.
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From urban jungle to rainforest canopy – how construction cranes are building ecological knowledge
The humble construction crane could be the key to exploring what ecologists call ‘the last biotic frontier’ – the forest canopy.
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Study could help amphibian conservation efforts
When a Southern chorus frog calls in the night from its wetland home, its voice sounds like a thumb being drawn across a fine toothed comb. At least that’s how it’s described by James Vonesh, Ph.D., associate professor of biology. The sound of a spring peeper frog can sometimes be heard under that of…
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Evidence of ancient weathering from acid rain may explain melting of snowball Earth
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from China and the U.S. has found evidence of ancient weathering in a glacial deposit in China’s Hunan province. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team outlines their findings and why they believe ancient weathering offers…
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Young, thin and hyperactive—that’s what outlier galaxies look like
The more massive, or full of stars, a galaxy is, the faster the stars in it are formed. This seems to be the general rule, which is contradicted, however, by some abnormal cases, for example thin (not massive) galaxies that are hyperactive in their star formation. Until now the phenomenon had been explained…
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Does corporate social responsibility marketing work? It depends who and where you are
Consumers in dominant collectivist cultures, such as India and South Korea, are more likely to support corporate social responsibility, or CSR, initiatives from brands based in their own country as opposed to foreign or global corporations, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas…
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Environmental messages that promote a return to a positive past found to be more effective in convincing conservatives
(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with the University of Cologne in Germany has found that phrasing pro-environmental messages in past-focused ways was received more warmly by people who described themselves as conservatives than messages that warned of future problems. In their paper published in Proceedings…
The Awesomer
CleanCutting Sheets
Price: $10 (3pk) – $50 (24pk)  | BuyAs much as we love the look and utility of wooden cutting boards, they can cause cross-contamination no matter how hard you scrub. These flexible, biodegradable bamboo sheets can be disposed of after usage. They also have a self-stick backing to keep them from sliding….
Lifehacker
Use the Middle Name Field to Track Websites That Sell Your Info
Your personal data is pretty valuable to companies, especially because many of them mine and sell it. Utilize the middle name field to find out which companies have sold your personal information.Tools like StopDataMining.me can help you opt out of some of these companies, but if you want to see who’s…
Gizmodo
How to Start Fresh Again on Social Media
Image: ClearDrunken ramblings, bad sports predictions, political opinions you’re now ashamed of… there are plenty of reasons why you might want to clean up some (or all) of the social media trial you’ve left behind you in one go, aside from just canceling your account and starting again. Here are the…
Ars Technica
Trump F-35 tweet slashes $2 billion off Lockheed Martin’s stock
Lockheed Martin lost as much as four percent of its total value in the moments after US president-elect Donald Trump tweeted that the cost of the military jet maker’s project to build advanced F-35 Lightning II fighters was “out of control.” Panicked investors dumping stock initially shaved off…
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Buying a game on Windows Store? Soon you won’t have to worry about drivers
Microsoft is obviously keen to make the Windows Store a more compelling outlet to purchase from, and is adding a new string to the store’s bow when it comes to games in the form of bundling graphics card drivers.This functionality will be introduced with the Creators Update for Windows 10, and the plan…
Gizmodo
Scientists Have a Crazy Plan to Nuke Deadly Asteroids Out of the Sky
If an enormous asteroid struck the Earth, humanity would be, in a word, screwed. To prevent that from happening, and hopefully inspire a sweet Armageddon reboot in the process, a team of scientists is exploring the possibility of nuking asteroids out of the sky. Yes, you heard that correctly.Read more…
TechCrunch
Qualcomm’s Tricorder XPRIZE is down to two finalists
 A bit of a mutual admiration society has developed between the two finalists in Qualcomm’s $10 million Tricorder XPRIZE competition. Whatever animus might have developed in the nearly half-decade since the contest was announced at CES 2012 has seemingly taken a back seat to an appreciation for what…
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A.M. Links: Obama Says Trump Team Has ‘Very Clear’ Ties to Russia, U.N. Reports ‘Complete Meltdown of Humanity’ in Aleppo
Donald Trump says that he will transfer control of his businesses over to his sons before he takes the oath of office. “The overseers of the U.S. intelligence community have not embraced a CIA assessment that Russian cyber attacks were aimed at helping Republican President-elect Donald Trump win the…
The Gadget Flow
Olloclip iPhone 7 Lenses
Completely upgrade your mobile photography experience with the all-new Olloclip iPhone 7 Lenses. Available for both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, the lenses in this series include fisheye, super-wide, macro 15x, ultra-wide, telephoto, macro 7x, macro 14x, and macro 21x. With this wide array of…
The Gadget Flow
Shift Drone and Intuitive Controller
Become one with your quadcopter when you have the Shift Drone and Intuitive Controller. The expertly crafted drone flies effortlessly through the air but it is all controlled by just a single hand. The Shift Controller remains in your hand while a special ring is placed on your thumb. Just like you’re…
The Gadget Flow
Stow – The Space Saving Bike Mount by Lignum
Have your space and use it, too with Stow, the space saving bike mount by Lignum. Securely attaching directly to the wall, this storage solution lifts your bike off the floor while providing ample space for your helmet, keys, smartphone, or any other items you keep by the door. Stow is outfitted with…
The Gadget Flow
BriteFit Rechargeable Glowing Earbuds
Stand out from the crowd even during your workout with the BriteFit Rechargeable Glowing Earbuds. Rather than boring old cables, these earbuds are outfitted with electroluminescent technology which means they actually glow in the dark. And, they don’t just glow. The BriteFit Glowing Earbuds actually…
The Gadget Flow
Gold Beats by Dr. Dre Pill 2.0 and Headphones
Experience true luxury and stunning audio with the Gold Beats by Dr. Dre Pill 2.0 and Headphones. The iconic music duo is comprised of the Pill 2.0, a superbly portable speaker and the Beats Studio Over-the-Ear Headphones. The Pill 2.0 has been perfectly designed and engineered to remain lightweight…
The Gadget Flow
VersaVu Signature 360 Rotating iPad Case by Targus
Keep your tablet looking new with the VersaVu Signature 360 Rotating iPad Case by Targus. Allowing you to enjoy your iPad from a variety of angles and positions, this case allows for a full 360 degrees of rotation to use and view your iPad Pro in landscape and portrait mode. This case also passes military…
The Gadget Flow
GoPro Remo Voice Activated Remote
Bring your recording into the 21st century with the GoPro Remo Voice Activated Remote. Connecting to your HERO5 Black or HERO5 Session action camera via Bluetooth technology, this clever little remote features a sensitive microphone to pick up on your commands and can communicate with the camera from…
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A Rare Genetic Mutation Might Inspire the First Drug That Fights All Viruses
A rare genetic mutation might inspire the first broad-spectrum antiviral — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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There Are Twice as Many Species of Birds as We Thought, Study Finds
Bird-watchers of the world: your list may have just doubled. A recent study published in the journal PLOS One suggests that the way bird species are defined has traditionally been too narrow, and there are actually more than 18,000 bird species in the world—double previous estimates.Aside from making…
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3D Printed Organs Look, Feel and Bleed Like the Real Thing
When it comes to 3D printing organs for practicing difficult surgeries, texture can be as important as structure. Researchers across the globe have been using 3D printers to make custom models of brains, spines and hearts to practice difficult surgeries. But some have taken that research to the next…
BBC News – World
Is the ‘alt-right’ on the rise in Europe?
BBC Newsnight’s Gabriel Gatehouse reports on Europe’s “alt-right” movement.
BBC News – World
Yemen war: Inside the rebels’ battered stronghold
BBC Arabic’s Nawal al-Maghafi is one of the first journalists to report from the rebel stronghold of Saada, in the north – one of the places hardest hit by the Saudi-led air campaign.
Phys.org: Physics News
Energy cascades in quasicrystals trigger an avalanche of discovery
Most materials, when viewed at the atomic level, come in one of two types. Some materials, like table salt, are highly crystalline, which means that the atoms in the material are arranged in orderly and repeating geometric patterns. Other materials, such as glass, display no such organization; in those…
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Best Christmas gifts for audiophiles 2016
It’s almost Christmas once again, which means it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your nearest and dearest, and there’s no group of people more infuriating to buy for than audiophiles. It’s not that they’re bad people, it’s just that audio is such a broad category. There’s not only an infinite…
Dornob
Clocks Don’t Get More Bonkers — Or Beautiful — Than the Bad Dog Designs Nixie Tube Clocks
Excalibur If you could turn back time, you may just elect to revisit the mid-fifties….
Architecture Lab
Seven Exterior Design Lessons You Should Know
When visitors come to your home, the setting of the exterior will determine their first impression about your home … The post Seven Exterior Design Lessons You Should Know appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Computerworld
Google, like Apple, will build a Car OS, not a car
It looks like Apple isn’t the only big tech firm changing its go to market strategy for self-driving cars, as Google also intends to abandon manufacturing plans in favor or creating an operating system auto makers can use.Drive away vaporware We’ve all seen the pictures of Google top brass grinning…
Ars Technica
Climate change drives extreme precipitation in the US
A northeaster—a common type of storm on the East Coast—causes severe flooding in Virginia. (credit: Virginia Sea Grant) Extreme precipitation has been increasing throughout the mainland United States due to climate change, and that is not going to stop any time soon. We have a general idea that…
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Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Time Is Seriously Running Out On Our $14 Nerdy Shirt Sale!
Our Nerd Approved / TeePublic shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14! They make great gifts and you don’t have to put in a whole lot of effort. That’s a good thing because there isn’t much time left to shop for the holidays. But…
SlashGear
Logitech Circle Security update adds Person Detection and customizable Motion Zones
Logitech has announced some new features for users of the Logitech Circle Home Security Camera. The new features include Person Detection and customizable Motion Zones. The catch is that these features are available only to Circle Safe Premium subscribers. That service costs $9.99 per camera monthly…
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Bakersfield Cops Shoot 73-Year-Old Man After Responding to Report of Someone Brandishing a Gun
A police officer in Bakersfield, California, shot and killed a 73-year-old man in a driveway, having come to the area to respond to a call about a man brandishing a gun, the Los Angeles Times reports. Police shot Francisco Serna after a witness pointed at him, according to the Times. Investigators…
Mobile Magazine
Google Closes Deal to Store Data in Servers in Cuba
Under a new deal announced this week, the Cuban government and Google have struck a deal wherein data for Google services will be stored in Cuba. Under the agreement, however, public internet access in Cuba will not expand. Also speeds for non-Google services will not be affected. Cuba still remains…
Gizmodo
Men, Please Stop Manthreading
There is this thing that people (mostly men) love to do on Twitter, something other than harass women and send DMs of their half chubs. It’s called threading, and it’s one of the many things ruining my Twitter experience.Read more…
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5 ways cooking from scratch will change your life
Your entire relationship with food will evolve once you start handling ingredients on a regular basis.
TechSpot
The workplace of the future
To no one’s surprise, how and where we work matters to people. Not just the company you work for, but the physical environment, the culture, the people, and the tools you use to get things done.
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Russian ties in spotlight as Trump picks Exxon chief as top US diplomat
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the US State Department, has “good” ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
Digital Trends
This iPhone accessory aims to make live-streaming 360 video simple
Giroptic is aiming to turn iPhones into 360 shooters with a simple accessory and app — announced today, the Giroptic iO is a 360 add-on camera for both the iPhone and iPad. Unlike Giroptic’s previous camera, the 360cam, the iO aims to pair the possibilities of a 360 camera with the connectivity of a…
Digital Trends
Privacy service lets you use ‘burner’ cards for online transactions
Worried about all the places online your debit card information is stored? A new service called Privacy lets you use virtual or “burner” cards for all your online transactions, making your financial details anonymous on the internet. Privacy, which has been in a closed beta since March 2016, is a free…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Fold-Out Toiletries Travel Bag
Keep your daily essentials organized and at hand during your travels by carrying everything inside this fold-out toiletries travel bag. The functional fold-out design provides ample storage while also creating extra counter space for greater comfort. Check it out $39.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
.308 Real Bullet Shot Glass
Combine your love of partying and firearms by downing your liquor with one of these .308 real bullet shot glasses. Each shot glass comes with a real .308 bullet lodged into the side and is handmade to ensure each piece is 100% unique. Check it out $12.99
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Fuck You Wrapping Paper
Shower your loved one with affection on their special day by wrapping their gift in this “Fuck You” wrapping paper. Each sheet measures 27.5 inches squared and comes plastered with the F-bomb to let them know how you really feel. Check it out $5.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Tactical Drone Jammer Gun
Protect your airspace with ruthless efficiency using this tactical drone jammer gun. It’s designed to work against a wide range of drone models, and will effectively jam video transmission and control communications from the operator. Check it out
Slashdot
SWIFT Confirms New Cyber Thefts, Hacking Tactics
Cyber attacks targeting the global bank transfer system have succeeded in stealing funds since February’s heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank as hackers have become more sophisticated in their tactics, according to a SWIFT official and a previously undisclosed letter the organization…
Curbed National
Facebook will give $20 million to expand affordable housing in Silicon Valley
The pledge is unprecedented from the tech giant Silicon Valley is in the midst of an affordability crisis. With rapidly rising home values, the region is simply running out of low- and middle-income housing. Facebook, whose lucrative IPO and well-paid employees arguably helped kicked off the uptick…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Life could exist in the atmospheres of many distant worlds, research suggests
Microscopic organisms could survive at above the surface of planets and so-called brown dwarfs, whose terrain and lower atmospheres are inhospitable, scientists have found.
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Why were there so many dinosaur species?
A new species of dinosaur is described, on average, every 10 days. As many as 31 species have already been reported this year and we can expect a few more before 2016 is over. Of course, figuring out what counts as a distinct species is a tricky problem. Palaeontologists are argumentative by nature,…
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Orgasms used as sexual currency, research shows
Humans have evolved to use intense sexual pleasure, especially orgasm, to control our partners, according to new research.
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Projections about global emissions cannot accurately factor in economic booms
Researchers have charted the relationship between carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and GDP, known to scientists as global ’emission intensity’.
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NIST releases roadmap for polymer-based additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a high-priority technology growth area for U.S. manufacturers. Innovative AM processes that fabricate parts layer-by-layer directly from a 3-D digital model have great potential for producing high-value, complex, individually customized parts. Companies are beginning to…
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Opinion: Greedy academic journal publishers behind knowledge inequality
Publishers of academic journals make more profit than pharmaceutical companies. “Fifty percent of all research publications in the world are owned by five publishing houses with an average profit margin that is 36 % higher than the Commercial Bank of China, higher than pharmaceutical companies and car…
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Using smartphone technology to combat workplace injury
Manufacturing industries in the United States rely on the tireless efforts of factory employees—who work daily to make, package, prepare and deliver the products we find on our shelves.
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World’s first solid-state multi-ion sensor for Internet of Things applications
At last week’s IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco (USA), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology and Holst Centre debuted a miniaturized sensor that simultaneously determines pH and chloride (Cl-)levels in fluid….
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A skillful rescue robot with remote-control function
A group of Japanese researchers developed a prototype construction robot for disaster relief situations. This prototype has drastically improved operability and mobility compared to conventional construction machines.
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Saffron – how to tell the real deal from a fake
Professor Pat Heslop-Harrison from the University of Leicester Department of Genetics has outlined some of the key ways to tell real saffron from fake, with the real deal providing a unique experience for the senses.
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New wheat crops as an alternative to a gluten-free diet
Wheat, one of the most widely consumed grains in the world, contains gluten, a mixture of proteins that can be toxic for people with coeliac disease. A new study that analysed the toxic components of these proteins in various varieties of wheat makes the first step forward towards developing wheat-based…
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Hijacking the double helix for replication
For years, scientists have puzzled over what prompts the intertwined double-helix DNA to open its two strands and then start replication. Knowing this could be the key to understanding how organisms – from healthy cells to cancerous tumors – replicate and multiply for their survival.
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How cheetahs find each other after separation
In the first study to track the detailed movements of cheetahs in a coalition, researchers from the Royal Veterinary College, UK, and Cheetah Conservation Botswana explored how the cats meet up again after becoming separated.
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Study first to show role of Parkin gene in eye lens free radical formation, cell survival
Although mutations in the PARK2 gene that encodes the Parkin protein are associated with developing early-onset Parkinson’s disease (PD), much remains to be discovered about how Parkin functions in cells and how loss of Parkin function could contribute to PD and other degenerative diseases. Parkin is…
Lifehacker
Measure and Separate Out Your Ingredients In Advance If You’re Baking On the Go
Baking with friends is one of my favorite holiday activities, but cooking in someone else’s home can put me slightly out of sorts. Not only are other people distracting, but I don’t quite trust the measuring cups of others. Luckily, there is an elegant solution: pre-measure your ingredients beforehand…
WIRED
Google’s Improbable Deal to Recreate the Real World in VR
Let a thousand virtual worlds rain down from the clouds. Or <em>the</em> cloud as Google backs a tiny British startup with its massive computing infrastructure. The post Google’s Improbable Deal to Recreate the Real World in VR appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Handy Chart Organizes Fast Food Chains by Calorie Count
The calorie distribution of Carls Jr.’s menu items looks very different from Subway’s. The post Handy Chart Organizes Fast Food Chains by Calorie Count appeared first on WIRED.
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Algorithms compete to predict recipe for cancer vaccine
How to rouse the immune system against tumours has proved elusive.Nature 540 328 doi: 10.1038/540328a
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Bouncy Houses and American Idol: How Local Governments in Pennsylvania Blew Drilling Tax Revenue
Gas drilling companies tapping into the rich Marcellus shale formation that lies beneath wide swaths of Pennsylvania have to pay an “impact fee”—basically a tax, based on how much gas each well produces—to the state. As the name suggests, the fee is supposed to help the government mitigate the potential…
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Apple AirPods release date finally confirmed
Apple has finally announced the release date for its Bluetooth AirPods, which were initially launched alongside the iPhone 7 in September.You’re able to buy them directly from Apple’s online store now or you can wait to buy them in store at the beginning of next week. If you’re in the US the AirPods…
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Climate change brewing more extreme weather, shifting breaking points
A northeaster—a common type of storm on the East Coast—causes severe flooding in Virginia. (credit: Virginia Sea Grant) Extreme precipitation has been increasing throughout the mainland United States due to climate change, and that is not going to stop any time soon. We have a general idea that…
BBC News – World
Gambia security forces ‘seize election commission HQ’
The Gambia’s security forces have taken over the electoral commission HQ, its chairman says.
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Rocket Lab declares Electron ready for test flights
WASHINGTON — Launch startup Rocket Lab says it is ready to begin test flights of its Electron launch vehicle early next year, having concluded flight qualification and acceptance of the first stage booster. Rocket Lab announced completion of these final milestones Dec. 12, saying in a press release…
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TSMC Plans New Fab for 3nm
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said that it plans to build its next fab for chips made at the 5-nm to 3-nm technology node as early as 2022 as it aims for industry leadership.
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Lurking Behind Every M&A Is China
Despite all the buzz in the global semiconductor industry about the accelerated consolidation of chip vendors, the biggest story this year goes untold – the presence at the negotiating table – in almost every M&A deal – of Chinese investors
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Chemists uncover a means to control catalytic reactions
Scientists have found a way to make catalysis more selective, breaking one chemical bond 100 times faster than another. The team of researchers employed a combination of experiment and theory to discover that the position of the molecule on the catalytic surface is a key factor in determining the rate…
Architizer
15 Awesome Architecture Books for Children
Many of these books sit on my bookshelf, right next to my very complicated, nerdy books for fully grown architects.
TechCrunch
A multi-material 3D printer that can create embedded circuit boards
 Next Dynamics couldn’t find a print head to their liking, so they went ahead and built A new one, a fairly bold move in an industry where even some of the biggest names outsource that technology to companies like Xerox and Ricoh. The result is lower costs (print heads comprise a disproportionate amount…
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‘Star Trek’ Duvet Covers Are A Bold Choice
Image via Nerd Approved Boldy go to bed with these Star Trek duvet covers. The new additions to the series include designs based on LCARS, Borg cube, Enterprise schematic and the Starfleet Academy logo. Think of the epic dreams you’ll have! Check out all of the new designs below. Star…
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Apple Warns Customers to Beware of Counterfeit Power Adapters and Batteries
Nearly two months after filing a lawsuit against a firm selling counterfeit Apple power adapters and Lightning cables on Amazon, Apple has updated its website to advise customers to beware of counterfeit parts. Apple warns some counterfeit and third-party power adapters and batteries could pose safety…
GearCulture
FireDisc Carbon Steel Grills
After a long day of embracing the outdoors, the last thing you want to do is break your back bending over a campfire to prepare a hot meal. With FireDisc Carbon Steel Grills, you can find your own perfect outdoor kitchen while taking a break. Available in an array of heights and designs, you’ll easily…
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Predator AG3-710-UW11 – Acer’s Unstoppable War Machine
The Acer Predator G3 desktop computer is truly a machine to be reckoned with. If you like gaming, then this is for you. If you also like productivity, the Predator can certainly handle that too.
Design Milk
Refillable Wood Notebooks from Pacific & West
After a successful Kickstarter earlier this year where they launched coil-bound wood notebooks, Pacific & West sought out creating a refillable notebook system offering the same functionality but with further longevity. The new disc bound system adds the convenience of paper being added…
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Plumes Spotted on Europa Suggest Easy Access to Water
Water vapor erupting from this Jovian moon could offer new pathways for exploring its subsurface ocean — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Physics News
Impurities in sugar excipients could cause drugs to fail
Sugar excipients, needed to stabilize medicines, can be unsafe for patients due to an impurity discovered recently by Daniel Weinbuch. “The biopharmaceutical industry should now consider new …
TechCrunch
HMD’s first new Nokia handset is a $26 feature phone
 Just last week, HMD was priming the press for the return of Nokia branded handsets, slated to arrive at some point in the first half of next year. The young Finnish company, founded by a number of Nokia expats, seasoned the pre-announcement announcement with all sorts of superlatives, with the CEO tossing…
Computerworld
Dear engineers: Please build friendly robots
Anyone who has read science fiction can tell you that killer robots are a problem. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, better known as the IEEE, wants to do something about it. On Tuesday, the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous…
BBC News – World
Paris attacks planners ‘killed in Syria’
Two men who planned the November 2015 Paris attacks are killed in an air strike in Syria, the US says.
Lifehacker
What to Include in a Condolence Note, and When to Send One
Knowing what to say when someone you know has suffered the loss of a loved one is tough, especially if you’re stuck sending a card or note when tone can be hard to convey. Here’s what to say to bring comfort during an overwhelming time.Read more…
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Rick Perry will run the Energy Department he wanted to destroy
Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, will be secretary of energy in the Trump administration, according to The New York Times. The choice is somewhat ironic. Until now, Perry’s most high-profile comment about energy came during a debate back in 2011 when he forgot the name of the Department of…
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Cholesterol-fighting drugs lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Medicare patients who took statins for two years or more showed a reduced risk of the memory-robbing disease, a new study found.
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Faster (cheaper) method for making big bioactive ring molecules
A pair of chemists has developed a faster, cheaper method for synthesizing ring molecules called cyclic depsipeptides found in antibiotics, anti-retrovirals and pesticides.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Research unlocks clues to language-based learning in children
One in five individuals are impacted by language-based learning disabilities — one of the most common being dyslexia, which involves difficulty in reading or interpreting words, letters and other symbols. Now, a new study that focuses on typically learning children, has found a link between ‘working…
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Today’s Best Deals: Wireless Audio, Winter Coats, NFL Gear, and More
Bluetooth headphones, winter coats, and tons of Anker discount codes lead off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more…
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The Future of Health Wearable Trackers
Many well-known technologies like flu shot vaccines, internet and GPS were developed thanks to government funded research. In the age of Big Data, in order to fully harvest the wealth of information contained in biomedical data, National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Big Data to Knowledge initiative…
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This Machine Creates a Custom Perfectly-Sized Box For Whatever You’re Shipping
The internet’s full of stories of tiny products being shipped to customers in absurdly oversized boxes. It’s not only a waste of cardboard, it’s also a waste of cargo space as the products are being shipped. But a company called Slimbox thinks it has the solution with a machine that creates custom, perfectly-sized…
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Cuddle Up With Plush Versions of Andy Warhol’s Most Famous Artworks
Unless you’ve got hundreds of millions of dollars burning a hole in your pocket, or fancy yourself a Thomas Crown-esque art thief, you’re never going to own an Andy Warhol original. You can, however, grab these plush recreations of some of the pop artist’s most famous artworks from Kidrobot and cozy…
Digital Trends
Stunning J50 special edition celebrates 50 years of Ferrari in Japan
Ferrari is very good at creating limited edition cars, enticing customers to spend ever-greater amounts of money with the promise of exclusivity. This latest special editions certainly meets that requirement. It’s called the Ferrari J50, and just 10 will be made. The sleek targa-topped supercar was…
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Rapid and mass production of graphene, using a microwave oven
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Direct observation of graphene decoupling on Cu(111)
The Awesomer
Turntable Pizza Wheel
Price: $25  | BuyDelivery pizza stays crispy longer when you slice it at home, so next time you order, get it uncut, and slice up your pepperoni and mushroom with this fun pizza wheel that looks like a turntable and a vinyl record on its platter. More Awesome Stuff: ShredMachineSeletti Hybrid…
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Supercomputer simulation reveals 2-D glass can go infinitely soft
Scientists in Japan have revealed that if a glassy solid possesses a planar (sheet-like) structure, it can exhibit enhanced thermal vibration motion due to the same mechanism known for the planar crystals (two-dimensional crystals), by using large-scale simulations on supercomputers.
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Why it doesn’t help – and may harm – to fail pupils with poor maths marks
Many South Africans were outraged by the recent announcement that for 2016, pupils in Grades 7 to 9 could progress to the next grade with only 20% in Mathematics.
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New X-ray technique could improve bomb detection and breast cancer treatment
An exciting X-ray imaging technology has been successfully developed to the point where it is now ready for translation into all kinds of beneficial applications, including potentially life-saving uses in security and healthcare.
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Christmas delivery at space station, courtesy of Japan
Christmas gifts arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday, courtesy of Japan.
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Iran eyes nuclear-powered ships after US sanctions move
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ordered the country’s scientists to start work on nuclear-powered ships in response to the expected renewal of sanctions by the United States.
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Autonomous shipping as a possible solution to impending labour shortages in the shipping sector
Autonomous shipping is a hot, yet hugely significant topic. According to researchers at TU Delft, this is the first time that we have really had to completely rethink the design of ships since we made the jump from wooden sailing vessels to steel steamships. From 12 – 14 December, the university will…
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Drugs from nature—big effects of multiple compounds in small amounts
A research group led by Professor Helge Bode from Goethe University Frankfurt has discovered a whole class of new peptides with which bacteria are able to kill insect larvae.
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Optical tractor beam traps bacteria
Until recently, if scientists wanted to study blood cells, algae, or bacteria under the microscope, they had to mount these cells on a substrate such as a glass slide. Physicists at Bielefeld and Frankfurt Universities have developed a method that traps biological cells with a laser beam to study them…
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LISA Pathfinder’s pioneering mission continues
On 7 December, LISA Pathfinder started the extended phase of its mission, an additional six months during which scientists and engineers will push the experiment to its limits in preparation for ESA’s future space observatory of gravitational waves.
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Tomato plant’s male reproduction organs shrivel under high temperatures
The male reproductive organs of tomato plants can’t stand the heat. When temperatures rise above 32 degrees Celsius for several consecutive days, their appearance changes and they produce less and less fertile pollen, leading to lower agricultural yields. Biologists at Radboud University published these…
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ATLAS releases first measurement of W mass using LHC data
The ATLAS collaboration today reports the first measurement of the W boson mass using Large Hadron Collider (LHC) proton–proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV.
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Evangelicals are more skeptical of evolution than of climate change: study
Evangelicals are more skeptical of evolution than of climate change, according to new research from Rice University.
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Swedish and Greek archaeologists discover unknown city in Greece
An international research team at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, is exploring the remains of an ancient city in central Greece. The results can change the view of an area that traditionally has been considered a backwater of the ancient world.
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The harmful effects of the aging Asian population on the economy
Many Asian economies are currently faced with the challenge of rapidly ageing population, which can be harmful to the economy in the long run. The study, conducted by Dr Keisuke Otsu from the University’s School of Economics with the results published in Asian Development Review, analysed the effects…
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Forming a second line of plant defense—capturing disease-resistant DNA
RenSeq1 is the method to sequence Resistance (R) genes that confer disease resistance in plants.
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Research aims to support farmers to bring back saltwater-damaged land after coastal flooding
Researchers from the University of Lincoln are embarking on a major new study to work out the true economic cost of coastal flooding and how farmland damaged by saltwater can best be brought back into use to support Lincolnshire’s agricultural industry.
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Uber tweaks its app to make UberPool rides more convenient
UberPool is one of the cheaper ride-hailing options, grouping nearby passengers who are headed in the same direction. The problem is that all of those pickups and drop-offs can be time consuming. To help, Uber has announced a raft of new features for its mobile apps, including status notifications for…
PCWorld
Cortana’s coming to robots and smart devices via Windows 10 for the Internet of Things
In 2017, your new fridge might be able to tell you corny jokes and serenade you, but still lack a witty answer to “Are you Skynet?” Microsoft announced during the WinHEC coference in Shenzhen, China that Cortana would arrive on Windows IoT Core as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update. The IoT version…
SlashGear
Apple AirPods available at last, begin shipping next week
It’s been a bit of a bumpy road, but we seem to have found the end of it: Apple AirPods are finally available. This announcement follows a delay that hit back in October. At the time, Apple didn’t give a new release date for the wireless earbuds and said that it needed “a little more time” to perfect…
SlashGear
The big, frustrating thing Google Wifi is missing
Google Wifi may look like a shorter, squatter version of Google Home, but while the two smart home devices might share DNA, there’s oddly little overlap. The mesh router, which began shipping earlier this month, doesn’t stint on features to go with its boosted range. Despite that, there’s still one big…
TechSpot
Microsoft: More people switching from MacBook to Surface; Hub sales stronger than expected
Microsoft says it has plenty to celebrate this holiday season. In the company’s year in review blog, the Redmond firm reveals that more people than ever before are switching from MacBooks to Surface devices, and that demand for the Surface Hub has been exceptionally high.
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Squeezing life from DNA’s double helix
DNA replication begins when the double helix, caught in a vice of proteins, melts, scientists have discovered.
The Next Web
Snapchat adds group conversations with up to 16 people
Most of us take group conversations in chat apps for granted, but it’s been a conspicuous omission from Snapchat since it launched its chat feature. That’s now changed, as Snapchat is rolling out groups to both Android and iOS today. The conversations can hold up to 16 people. The limit is a bit unfortunate…
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Yi’s Dash Cam Can Shoot 60 FPS For Just $50, While Supplies Last
Yi Dash Cam (Gold), $50Yi makes our readers’ favorite budget action cam, and now, they’ve brought that expertise to an eminently affordable dash cam.Read more…
Mashable
Kanye West is at Trump Tower and *throws up arms* we’re done
In the surreal fever dream that is 2016, we really shouldn’t be surprised that Tuesday morning’s big visitor to Trump Tower in New York was… Kanye West.  SEE ALSO: ‘Trumpgrets’ is the Tumblr page for Trump supporters who just can’t take him anymore Surrounded by a group of around half a dozen people,…
TechCrunch
Revue makes email newsletters personal again
 A few months ago I decided I wanted to start an email newsletter where I’d share links to everything I’ve written each week, reports from events I’d attended or had spoken at, and other commentary and thoughts. However, when I researched the current state of email newsletter tools I found that most…
TechCrunch
Dataplicity lets you access your Raspberry Pi from anywhere
 Say you’re just a small town girl living in a lonely world and you took the midnight train going anywhere. How would you reconnect to your Raspberry Pi while on the road? You would go into a smoky room, fire up your laptop, and try Dataplicity. Dataplicity is essentially a a VPN for your RaspPi. It…
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10 real technologies that the evil Empire would definitely approve of
When they weren’t failing to find the droids they were looking for, or challenging Sith Lords publicly about their hokey religion, the Empire must have managed to do something.Just to be entirely clear, we’re absolutely not backing any kind of fascist totalitarian state – but they did manage to assemble…
TechCrunch
Family friendly streaming service VidAngel found to be in violation of law, ordered to shut down
 You can’t alter copyright materials, then stream those altered copies via the web to paying customers, while still claiming you’re within your legal rights. At least that’s what VidAngel has just been told. Warner Bros., Disney and Fox have won a preliminary injunction against VidAngel, a Utah-based…
Architecture Lab
Foster + Partners will design 985-foot Hudson Yards skyscraper
Construction on the Hudson Yards supertall set to replace the McDonalds at the corner of 34th Street and Tenth Avenue will begin sometime next year … The post Foster + Partners will design 985-foot Hudson Yards skyscraper appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Research Institute Professor Garth Powis Named as NAI Fellow
Garth Powis, professor and director of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute’s (SBP) NCI-designated Cancer Center, has been named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated…
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Prof Develops Model to Mesh Farming, Ecosystems
As human uses increasingly threaten the Earth’s natural spaces, a new ecological model developed by University of Guelph researchers suggests that so-called mosaic ecosystems may be near a “tipping point” and that conserving these landscapes requires taking a longer and more balanced view.
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Australia’s tax office loses petabyte of data – CNET
Here’s a universal lesson in validating data integrity before you change your backup.
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Energy Department officials won’t give names of climate workers to Trump’s team
Energy Department officials have refused to provide President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team with a list of names of employees who have attended various climate meetings, according to The Washington Post. Last week, Bloomberg first reported that Trump’s team had sent a questionnaire to the Department…
Computerworld
Netgear starts patching routers affected by a critical flaw
Networking device manufacturer Netgear released firmware updates for several router models to patch a critical vulnerability that’s publicly known and could be exploited by hackers. The vulnerability was disclosed by a researcher Friday and affects multiple Netgear router models, many from the company’s…
How-To Geek
How to Restart Chrome in One Click Using a Bookmark
Chrome doesn’t really need to be restarted often. But, if for some reason you want to restart Chrome without having to close and reopen it manually—which takes a few clicks—there’s a quick and easy way to restart the browser with a bookmark.Click Here to Continue Reading
Ars Technica
Google acquires smartwatch OS startup Cronologics founded by ex-employees
(credit: Cronologics) The next version of Android Wear won’t come out until early 2017, but Google is still doing what it can to improve its wearable OS in the meantime. The company just acquired Cronologics, a smartwatch OS startup that created the Amazon Alexa-equipped CoWatch. According to an…
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New anode material set to boost lithium-ion battery capacity
A team of researchers claims to have made yet another step towards finding a solution to accelerate the commercialization of silicon anode for Lithium-ion batteries.
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California’s Gift to Its Neighbors: New at Reason
California voters decided to raise taxes on cigarettes. That’s good news for some. J.D. Tuccille writes: For too many years, Arizona has led the pack—or at least taxed the hell out of it—with among the higher cigarette taxes in the West. “A cigarette tax higher than in neighboring states and cheaper…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Earth’s magnetic fields could track ocean heat, study proposes
As Earth warms, much of the extra heat is stored in the planet’s ocean. Monitoring the magnitude of that heat content is difficult, but a surprising feature of the tides could help. Scientists are developing a new way to use satellite observations of magnetic fields to measure heat stored in the ocean.
Mobile Magazine
If You Think LaGuardia Airport is One of the Worst Airports in the US, Wait Until It’s Underwater
Assuming that rising sea levels are even true due to global warming, more than half of La Guardia Airport in New York City could be permanently underwater even with just a three-foot sea level rise. But again, since rising sea levels and global warming are under attack due to the controversies arising…
Lifehacker
There Are Winter Coats for Everyone During Amazon’s One-Day Sale
Up to 75% off Winter CoatsIf you’ve been avoiding the inevitable purchasing of a new winter coat in hopes of the world ending before you actually need it, your time is running out. In the meantime, why not grab a super discounted one from Amazon’s one-day sale on winter coats? There are also some lighter…
Mobile Magazine
John Deere Just Created the First Fully Electric Tractor Making the Tractor Maker Green Even on the Inside
About the only drawback to its first electric tractor is that its engine sounds like a constantly taking off jet engine. But then, who says only cars and SUV’s get to be electric powered? This new tractor could spell great news to farmers all over the world. American tractor manufacturer John Deere recently…
Mobile Magazine
Lawsuit Filed Against Uber for Secretly Tracking Politicians and Celebrities through Its App
A lawsuit has been filed against Uber by its former forensic investigator. One of the biggest issues of the lawsuit concerns Uber employees using the company’s lax tracking system to monitor whereabouts of politicians, celebrities, high profile personalities, and even personal acquaintances. The lawsuit…
Mobile Magazine
ALVINN The Self-Driving Vehicle from 1989
Many won’t probably remember what the year 1989 was like. It was the year the Berlin Wall began to fall, Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” topped the Billboard charts, and it was the “year of the sweeps” as the Detroit Pistons swept the L.A. Lakers in the NBA Finals and the Oakland A’s swept the San […]
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Apple’s BeatsX wireless headphones are delayed until February
When Apple announced it was killing the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, it revealed a handful of wireless options to keep the music going. In addition to those AirPods that just went on sale today, the company’s Beats line pulled the wraps off of thr…
Slashdot
Google Has Stopped Developing Its Own Self-Driving Car – Report
Google has reportedly shelved its long-standing plan to develop its own autonomous vehicle in favor of pursuing partnerships with existing car makers. From an article on TechCrunch: The Information reports that Google’s self-driving car unit — known internally as Chauffeur — is working with established…
Mashable
This new fingerprint tech could be the death of the iPhone home button
Where we’re going, we don’t need buttons or circles, just glass. Endless sheets of glass. That is the promise of future smartphone technology, according to Synaptics, a company that builds they physical user interfaces for many devices, including fingerprint scanners, touchscreens and trackpads. (Synaptics…
Mises Institute
Have Trump Tweets Replaced Fed Speak?
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedFinancial MarketsU.S. EconomyHave Trump Tweets Replaced Fed Speak? 0 Views Another day, another Tweet from President-elect Trump has moved the market.Lockheed Martin shares have taken a tumble following Trump highlighting the obvious on Twitter…
Popular Science
The hospital of the future may be a tiny, high-tech medical kit
Health A Star Trek-inspired medical device gives us a glimpse of medicine’s future Back in 2012, the microchip company Qualcomm started the Tricorder XPRIZE Competition which challenged inventors and engineers to create a device that weighs less than…
Popular Science
SpaceX won’t launch astronauts until 2018
Space The company will not meet its 2017 deadline. It’s official: SpaceX is not going to meet its 2017 deadline to carry its first astronauts into space.
Tools and Toys
Daylite – Business Productivity app for Mac, iPhone & iPad (Sponsor)
Win more business and get more done with Daylite. Organize and tie together all your contacts, emails, tasks, calendar, new business opportunities, projects, and notes – all in one app. Track sales. Stay on top of follow ups. Share tasks and projects as a team. Daylite is used by lawyers, designers,…
Tools and Toys
A Review of the TP-Link AV1200 Gigabit Powerline AC WiFi Kit
Despite the proliferation of more attractive routers over the past couple of years, it’s safe to say that home networking isn’t the most exciting part of our digital lives. Still, there’s a lot of innovation going on, and not all of it has to do with multi-router mesh networks. Take Powerline, for…
TechCrunch
Google picks up the team behind an Alexa-powered smartwatch for Android Wear
 Google has acquired the company and team behind CoWatch‘s software, an Android-based smartwatch OS that differed from most in that it also offered Amazon Alexa access on your wrist. Cronologics announced on its site that it will be joining Google, working on Android Wear, after having developed its…
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Former Verizon Employee Pleads Guilty to Running Massive Phone Scamming Ring
Even when hackers are stealing credit card details with malware en masse, and carrying out digital bank heists, there’s still money to be made by gaming phone networks. On Monday, a former Verizon employee pleaded guilty to helping run a sophisticated cell phone scam, which involved routing thousands…
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 12in 2160×1440 Quad-Core Win 10 128GB Tablet $399.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 12in 2160×1440 Quad-Core Win 10 128GB Tablet $399.99
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Hands-free just as distracting as handheld mobile phone use behind the wheel
Talking hands-free on a mobile phone while driving is just as distracting as a conversation using a hand-held phone, despite one being illegal and the other not, a road safety study has found.
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Nanorockets now available with brakes and a steering wheel
Tiny machines like nanorockets are ideal candidates for drug delivery in the human body. Chemists now demonstrate the first complete movement regulation of a nanorocket, by providing temperature responsive brakes. An interesting feature f
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