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Islamic State group claims Cairo church bombing that killed 25
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a suicide bombing two days ago at Cairo’s main Coptic cathedral and threatened more attacks against Christians.
Mises Institute
How Ralph Raico Met Ludwig von Mises
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssHow Ralph Raico Met Ludwig von Mises 0 Views [It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Dr. Ralph Raico. In remembrance, here is the story of how Mises met the man who would go on to be one of the great champions of his ideas, as told…
kottke.org
A powerful memorial to racial terror lynchings
The Equal Justice Initiative is filling jars with soil from the sites of lynchings to honor the victims and to create a memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. Between the Civil War and World War II, thousands of African Americans were lynched in the United States. Lynchings were violent and public…
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Headline of the week: Suburbs will thrive forever
Forever is a very long time.
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Boss Audio BV9364B Double-DIN 6.2″ Touchscreen DVD Player Receiver $82.49
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io9
Why Stephen King Wants Adults To Remember How They Thought As Kids
Stephen King’s dark imagination as an adult always makes people wonder what the hell happened to him as a kid. But King didn’t have that unusual of a childhood. He’s more interested in everyone else’s curiosity about how he grew up and their assumption that something horrific must have happened for him…
Curbed National
Jens Risom, father of midcentury modern design in the U.S., dies at 100
Risom was best known for his webbed lounge chair Jens Risom, the Danish-American furniture designer who brought Scandinavian design to prominence in the United States with the introduction of his webbed lounge chair in 1941, died at his home in New Canaan, Connecticut on December 9. He was 100. The…
Computerworld
Cortana gets IoT integration, support for third-party skills
Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant is getting a lot smarter. On Tuesday, the company announced a set of developer tools aimed at bringing it into the internet of things, and adding support for developers to build new functionality for it. The makers of IoT devices like speakers and cars will be…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Discounts Beats Pill+ Speaker and Beats EP Headphones
Amid a significant delay of its newest BeatsX headphones, Apple is offering a discount on two other Beats products, the Beats Pill+ Speaker and the Beats EP On-Ear Headphones. The Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker, which comes in White, Red, and Black, is available for $199, a discount of $30 off the regular…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Hottest Arctic on record triggers massive ice melt (Update)
The Arctic shattered heat records in the past year as unusually warm air triggered massive melting of ice and snow and a late fall freeze, US government scientists said Tuesday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A look at the US cold snap from NASA infrared imagery
Imagery and an animation of infrared imagery from the AIRS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite showed the movement of cold, Arctic air over the U.S. from Dec. 1 to Dec. 11. That frigid air mass is expected to affect states from the north central to the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mexico’s energy reform calls for new water policy
As the Mexican government oversees the implementation of the country’s energy reform, it must consider how best to prioritize water use in accordance with the law and allocate supplies thoughtfully, according to a new paper from the Mexico Center at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How organizations can boost charitable giving
Charities and nonprofits can increase engagement and revenue by setting suggested donation levels that are appropriate for their donor lists, according to new research by the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
EPA fracking report offers few answers on drinking water
Is hydraulic fracturing—better known as fracking—safe, as the oil and gas industry claims? Or does the controversial drilling technique that has spurred a domestic energy boom contaminate drinking water, as environmental groups and other critics charge?
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA troubleshooting drill problem on Mars Curiosity rover
Engineers are troubleshooting a snag on NASA’s Curiosity that’s preventing the rover from moving its robotic arm and driving to another spot on Mars, the space agency said Tuesday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Rio gets UNESCO world heritage status
Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed the Marvelous City, officially entered the UN’s list of world heritage sites Tuesday in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches.
Digital Trends
Leave it to 3D: MIT engineers make printing electronic surfaces easier
Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Mechanosynthesis Group are progressing in printable electronics with an innovative stamping technique. By using forests of conductive carbon nanotubes, the method may offer a cheaper, easier, and faster means to manufacture products with interactive…
Digital Trends
Adobe’s 3D design app, Project Felix, is now available to download
In addition to officially launching Touch Bar support in Photoshop CC, Adobe today announced the availability of the first public beta of Project Felix as well as the first Experience Design (XD) beta for Windows 10. The 😄 for Windows beta is joined by the ninth beta release of 😄 for MacOS. Project…
Lifehacker
Make a DIY Biscuit and Bread Warmer with a Rice Bag
Nothing beats a warm biscuit right out of the oven. If you want to keep them warm and scrumptious throughout an entire meal, try this simple DIY solution.Covering your biscuits in a cloth or towel helps trap some heat, but no matter what, they get cold after a few minutes. That’s why Lisa Freedman at…
Gizmodo
Jalopnik Disgruntled Diesel VW Owners Are Stripping Their Cars Before Turning Them In | io9 The 15 B
Jalopnik Disgruntled Diesel VW Owners Are Stripping Their Cars Before Turning Them In | io9 The 15 Best Moments in Comics This Year | Kotaku The State Of The Xbox One In 2016 | Lifehacker Build This Flowchart to Overcome Procrastination |Read more…
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Genetic Editing Could Cause the Next Cold War
While Time magazine recently chose President-Elect Donald Trump as its Person of the Year, CRISPR gene editing pioneers were a runner-up choice. Few innovations in the last millennium carry such transformative prospects as the ability to edit our own genome and make ourselves into fundamentally something…
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Samsung 24CF390 24″ Curved 1920×1080 LED LCD Monitor $139
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EGO 15″ 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless String Trimmer w/ 2.5Ah Battery, Charger & Bare Tool 530CFM Cordless Blower $249
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Canada-led effort would require more locally-made digital media
If the Canadian government has its way, you could see a lot more locally-produced material from your favorite online media services — at least, outside of the US. It’s leading a campaign that would create a global consensus on domestically-made digi…
Deals
Buy a Blue Yeti Microphone For $99, Get a Copy of Watch Dogs 2 
Blue Yeti Blackout + Watch Dogs 2, $99We’ve seen a handful of $89 deals on the reader-favorite Blue Yeti USB microphone over the last several weeks, but for just $10 more today, you’ll get the microphone and a PC download of Watch Dogs 2.Read more…
Big Think
9 Powerful Quotes on Atheism
Our special place on the planet becomes harder to stomach the more we destroy it. Read More
CNET News.com
Xbox One controller coffee table gamifies your living room – CNET
Take your home furniture to the next level up with a coffee table disguised as a huge Xbox One controller.
CNET News.com
12 crazy coffee tables to enliven your living room – CNET
You’ll want to keep your dirty shoes off these impressive tables inspired by the USS Enterprise, Star Wars, gaming console controllers and old cassette tapes.
EETimes:
China Enters Top Chip Equipment Spenders
China, which is making a bid to become one of the world’s biggest chipmaking nations, is likely for the first time to be among the top-three spenders on chipmaking equipment in 2016, according to industry association SEMI.
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….
Discover Magazine
When Nausea During Pregnancy Is Life-Threatening
Most women experience some type of morning sickness during pregnancy, but some women develop a far more serious condition. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), which causes severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, affects as many as 3 percent of pregnancies, leading to over 167,000 emergency department…
The Awesomer
Why Do We Love Gangsters?
Link(Gore) Now You See It takes a look at our obsession with the members of organized crime families in American movies and television series. Despite their darkness and extreme violence, we live vicariously through the on-screen gangsters’ uninhibited power. More Awesome Stuff: Whiplash & Black…
Lifehacker
What You Should Know When Starting a Savings Account for Your Newborn
You’ve got the crib. The baby monitor. The stroller. The highest-rated-for-safety car seat. You’ve thought of everything for that newest member of your family. Or have you? What about your baby’s financial future?Read more…
TechCrunch
Google introduces WebVR API to latest Chrome beta on Android
 Today in a blog post, Google shared that the latest beta of Chrome for Android has adopted the WebVR API which will allow users to enjoy online content through Chrome with a VR headset. Introducing the WebVR API in Chrome Beta for Android, with support for VR headsets like #Daydream View. https://t.co/m8BV65JKzY…
PCWorld
Don’t like Russian cyberspies? Tips to stop state-sponsored hackers
Be wary around random, but legitimate-looking emails popping up in your inbox. A foreign government may be using them to try to hack you.That may sound far-fetched, but Russian cyberspies allegedly stole sensitive files from Democratic groups and figures using this very tactic. In some cases, the spoofed…
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LE BR30 10W 65W Equivalent LED Bulb (6-Pack) $14.39
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designboom | architecture & design magazine
TOP 10 reader submissions of 2016 – public spaces
from surreal water pavilions to intimate countryside resorts, we put together the top 10 most impactful public spaces from our 2016 readers submission. The post TOP 10 reader submissions of 2016 – public spaces appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
TechCrunch
The Daily Beast brings Cheat Sheet news summaries to its mobile app and Alexa
 The Daily Beast launched a new version of its iOS app today, incorporating one of the IAC-owned news site’s main features — the Cheat Sheet, which provides brief (150 to 200 word) summaries of the day’s top stories. The Cheat Sheet gets prominent placement in the app. In fact, it’s now one of two main…
Digital Trends
‘Alexa, open the blinds’: Virginia real estate firm to offer Amazon Alexa-enabled smart homes
Brookfield Residential, a real estate company based in Virginia, announced this week that it’s gearing up to begin offering brand new homes powered entirely by Amazon’s voice-activated platform, Alexa. Unveiled during AWS re:Invent 2016, Brookfield Residential’s Smart Home — as the firm is calling it…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
From public outreach to peer review, scientists find value in social media
Social media has erased many of the boundaries between leaders and the people they represent, between experts and the lay public, between scientists and nonscientists. It has enabled people to communicate directly and interact in unprecedented ways.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Apple’s Jobs loses out in Paris street name vote
Steve Jobs may have been a technological revolutionary, but his legacy will not be remembered in a Paris street name.
Newswise: SciNews
First Detection of Boron on the Surface of Mars
Boron has been identified for the first time on the surface of Mars, indicating the potential for long-term habitable groundwater in the ancient past.
The Next Web
Google’s new tool makes it easy to reserve your next spin class
The holidays mean a lot of eating, which in turns mean a lot of people being extra motivated to hit the gym in the new year. But regardless of your reason for hitting the gym, Google’s now going to make it a little easier. The company today launched ‘Reserve with Google’ which lets you book a fitness…
Big Think
From Pizzagate to 9/11, Our Memories Are Highly Susceptible to Alterations
“Memory is a poet,” Marie Howe once remarked, “not an historian.” When it comes to fake news, our minds can be easily and permanently misled. Read More
SlashGear
Samsung Pay Mini for iOS won’t launch following Apple rejection
We’ve been hearing for months that Samsung planned to launch a version of its mobile payment app for iOS, but now it seems those plans have been scrapped. According to a new report, Apple rejected Samsung’s mobile app from its App Store, the reasons for which aren’t clear, and the South Korean company…
BBC News – World
Poles hold rival rallies as Kaczynski warns opposition
Poles mark the 1989 imposition of martial law and leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski attacks the opposition.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Bike tire lever has an inflated sense of purpose
Instead of bothering with a hand pump for refilling flat tires, many cyclists instead just use a compressed air cartridge. That said, they still need a set of tire levers in order to remove the tire so that the flat can be fixed. With that in mind, California-based Bar Fly has created a lever…
Phys.org: Physics News
For first time, researchers measure properties of water at deeply supercooled temperatures
Water has many unusual properties, such as its solid form, ice, being able to float in liquid water, and they get weirder below its freezing point. Supercooled water—below freezing but still a liquid—is notoriously difficult to study. Some researchers thought supercooled water behaved oddly within a…
9to5Mac
Tip: How to quickly access System Preferences using the Option key and Touch Bar / function row [Video]
We’ve covered the usefulness of the Option (⌥) modifier key in macOS plenty of times in the past, but we’d like to remind you about its usefulness in the wake of the new Touch Bar-enabled MacBook Pro. By using the Option key while pressing one of the Touch Bar’s Control Strip shortcuts, users can access…
Archinect – News
Manila’s new “wavy” mixed-use tower opens in the city’s booming financial district
Despite recent geopolitical tensions, The Philippines is projected to have one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and one seeming indicator of that is the increasing number of tall corporate towers — some with, uh, distinctive designs — that are sprouting up throughout Metro Manila. Another…
Gear Patrol
Get Through the Hard Months with These 10 Cookbooks
What’s the value of a cookbook in the age of Google? We’re glad you asked. …Read More »
Mashable
Mysterious plane circling Manhattan sparks concern and intrigue
A large military-style plane, which looked remarkably like a C-130, circled Manhattan for at least 30 minutes on Tuesday afternoon, causing quite the commotion online. Despite the concern from New Yorkers, Eric Durr, Director of Public Affairs at New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs…
SpaceNews.com
Beauchamp: Military satcom resiliency will rely on more commercial, international partnerships
WASHINGTON — The solution to making military space communications secure could be more. More satellites. More partners. More bandwidth. More everything. Military satcom – and other space-based systems – need to “evolve from an architecture where we deliver capability from a single layer of identical…
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Scientists Say This Year’s Warming in the Arctic Was ‘Unprecedented’
2016 looks sure to go down as the hottest year on record, and the Arctic hasn’t been spared. That region saw “unprecedented” warming air temperatures that delayed the fall freeze-up, according to a new report from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which released its annual…
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Is There Any Science in ‘Westworld?’
Like much of America, we are big fans of HBO’s ‘Westworld,’ but not because of the science in the show. To be honest, the show doesn’t really bother trying to explain how its hosts work, but in doing so, it allows the show to ask some of the big ethical questions associated with artificial intelligence…
Geek.com
No, Amazon’s ‘Grand Tour’ Isn’t the Most Pirated Show Ever, But It’s Close
It’s not quite Game of Thrones numbers, but Grand Tour a reboot of BBC’s immensely popular car and culture show Top Gear, is collecting a lot of viewers, just not through legal means. […] The post No, Amazon’s ‘Grand Tour’ Isn’t the Most Pirated Show Ever, But It’s Close appeared first on Geek.com.
TechSpot
Apple iTunes 12.5.4 brings Touch Bar, TV App support
Apple iTunes received an update today adding support for the new TV app on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. On the Mac front, it improves Touch Bar support on the new MacBook Pros to use the scrubber to easily go to different parts of songs and movies. It also includes minor app and…
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Obama signs bill to fund ‘Moonshot’ research to cure cancer
Several months after President Obama laid out his plans to cure cancer in his last State of the Union address, he is signing legislation to do just that. Known as the 21st Century Cures Act, the bill will invest $1.8 billion in a Cancer Moonshot Task Force led by Vice President Joe Biden that aims to…
Mashable
Watch 367 of the best videos from 2016 in 10 minutes
The internet is vast wasteland of premium #content.  For the ninth year in a row, Luc Bergeron, aka Zapatou, has created the mashup of all mashup videos. Investing 230 hours of searching, editing and compiling spread over five weeks, Bergeron smushed 367 of the best videos from the past year into…
Curbed National
Six furniture designers play a game of musical chairs for fashion brand COS
The most stylish round of musical chairs ever played? Here’s a cute, fun way to combine fashion and furniture. COS, the H&M-owned minimalist retailer—and favorite to design-minded clotheshorses—invited six furniture designers to play a game of musical chairs in celebration of the holiday season and…
Deals
Get a Free $60 Amazon Gift Card When You Purchase a GoPro HERO5
GoPro HERO5 Black + $60 Amazon Gift Card, $400The new GoPro is about two months old now, which means it’s high time for the deals to roll out.Read more…
GearMoose
Bolt Action Tactical Pen
For meetings that should’ve been an email.
The Awesomer
John Chambers’ CIA Make-up Kit
LinkDirector Peter Jackson showed Tested’s Adam Savage some cool CIA equipment from the ’60s – a disguise kit in a briefcase. It was made by the late make-up artist and prosthetics expert John Chambers, who’s known for his work on Planet of the Apes and Star Trek. And Argo. More Awesome Stuff: Adam…
Lifehacker
Adequate Man Is Male Shirtlessness On The Decline?
Adequate Man Is Male Shirtlessness On The Decline? | Jezebel Putting the ‘Neo’ Back in ‘Neo-Nazi’ | Gizmodo Department of Energy Tells Trump to Go Screw Himself | The Concourse How The Fuck High Was This New Yorker Guy When He Wrote This Star Wars Take? |
Digital Trends
AMD’s strange, cube-shaped device for deep learning packs four ‘Vega’ GPUs
In addition to showcasing the power of its upcoming graphics cards based on its new “Vega” chip design — by running Doom at an Ultra 4K resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate — AMD also revealed a coffee mug-sized, cube-shaped device packed with four Vega-based prototype boards. It’s currently dubbed the…
Digital Trends
Photos app update for Windows 10 adds ability to doodle over photos, videos
Microsoft has made no secret of its plans to accommodate creativity with its Creators Update for Window 10, which is scheduled to launch in early 2017. Thanks to the launch of a new update to the company’s Photos app, it now seems that creators won’t have to wait until then to receive new tools to express…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tiger seized in Ohio animal crackdown euthanized in Colorado
One of six tigers seized nearly two years ago in a crackdown on exotic animal owners in Ohio has been euthanized just months after it was found in poor health and removed from a South Dakota sanctuary.
Popular Science
Watch the magnificent Geminid meteor shower peak tonight
Space In person…or via livestreaming video The Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight. Here’s how to watch it.
9to5Mac
Following BeatsX delay, Apple offers discounts on Beats Pill+ speaker and Beats EP headphones
After making AirPods available earlier today and subsequently announcing the delay of the W1-equipped BeatsX, Apple this evening has cut the price of two of its Beats products: the Beats Pill+ Speaker (not as low as Amazon’s $188) and the Beats EP On-Ear Headphones as a way to make up for the delay….
Mashable
Uber expands its motorbike-hailing service in India
Uber’s bike-hailing service, UberMOTO, will be available in another Indian city starting next month.  The company had piloted the service in Bangalore earlier this year by allowing users to take short rides on motorbikes for fares as low as Rs 3/km. Now its expanding it to Hyderabad.  SEE ALSO: As…
Slashdot
Florida Court Says Suspected Voyeur Must Reveal His iPhone Passcode To Police
A Florida appeals court has reversed a decision by a previous judge and ruled that a suspected voyeur can be made to reveal his iPhone passcode to police. “The defendant was arrested after a woman out shopping saw a man crouch down and aim what she believed was a smartphone under her skirt,” reports…
TechCrunch
Uber snooping lawsuit exposes data and security practices
 Uber fired Ward Spangenberg this February on his 45th birthday. Now he’s suing the tech giant, claiming that he was terminated as a result of age discrimination and because he blew the whistle about insecure data practices at Uber just a few weeks before his shares vested. Spangenberg has also made…
Mashable
John Green hopes to ‘amplify the voices of people who are not traditionally heard’ through YouTube
John Green wants to help tackle internet hate one YouTube video at a time. The young adult author is among five YouTubers to be tapped as ambassadors for the video platform’s Creators for Change initiative.  The worldwide program, which first launched in September, gives selected creators a $25,000…
CNET News.com
Google Home officially plugs into the smart home – CNET
Belkin’s might be the first in a line of critical smart home partnerships for Google Home.
CNET News.com
Apple’s TV app embraces the future of watching video, but it needs more services – CNET
Apple TV can now skip the “app middleman” to send you directly to the individual shows and movies you want to watch. Now it just needs more middlemen to skip.
Computerworld
Rick Perry, climate change skeptic, soon to oversee U.S. supercomputing
President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for energy secretary, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will also have charge of the nation’s largest supercomputers. These systems are used to investigate “national challenges,” which includes climate change. But Perry is a climate change skeptic, as is Trump, and…
9to5Mac
How-To: Keep AirPods in your ears during physical activity with this $10 accessory
Now that Apple’s AirPods have finally been released, I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to keep them in my ears, and I bet a lot of you have been thinking the same thing. Keep reading after the break for the solution we’ve found for $10… more…Filed under: Apple
The Verge – All Posts
Trump takes more meetings with celebrities than he does intelligence briefings
Donald Trump, who gets intelligence briefings only once per week, reportedly met with rapper Kanye West, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, retired NFL players Ray Lewis and Jim Brown at Trump Tower in New York City today. Trump also announced his pick for Secretary of Energy this morning — former Texas governor…
Muted
THE BEST MEN’S RAIN BOOTS
If you’re looking for the best men’s rain boots you can buy, look no further. We’ve got a selection of boots that very well may be the best on the planet. These rubber boots will keep you dry in the wettest of weather. We also offer a number of boots that feature some nice perks. […]
Mashable
A behind-the-scenes look at the many lives of BB-8 from ‘Star Wars’
There’s more to BB-8 than just a cute droid in the new Star Wars films. In a behind-the-scenes look, the man who created the robot for the big screen, electronic engineer Matt Denton, reveals how the character appeared in many different forms.  There are the puppet and robotic versions, and, yes,…
Lifehacker
Why You Shouldn’t Always Look for the Silver Lining
Finding the silver lining in rough situations can help you keep your head up. But according to a recent study, it can also be detrimental to your overall well-being. It all depends on the situation.The study, published in Psychological Science, suggests that “cognitive reappraisal,” or looking for the…
Mashable
Polar vortex plunging into the U.S.: Get ready for dangerous cold
A pinwheeling section of the polar vortex is clearing customs at the Canadian border, heading for the northern Plains, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. For millions, this may be the coldest December weather in at least a decade.  On Thursday, temperatures may not rise above the low single digits…
Digital Trends
This guy’s Super Mario breakdowns are the best way to learn the basics of computer science
In 1982, a 20-something programmer named Shigeru Miyamoto designed his very first game. Called Donkey Kong, its most significant contribution to gaming history was the introduction of central character of Jumpman. Later renamed Mario, Jumpman became the star of a series of astonishingly successful video…
Digital Trends
Patagonia’s High Alpine Kit uses layers to keep you warm on your winter adventures
Contrary to popular belief, staying warm outside during the winter isn’t about piling on more and more clothing. Quite the contrary in fact. Ask any outdoor enthusiast and they’ll tell you that a good layering system made up of the appropriate gear can be incredibly warm, as well as surprisingly thin…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fossil fuel meets renewables: Vermont gas station goes solar
The Pump & Pantry looked unremarkable—a gas station, grocery and deli along the main road through the rural Vermont town of Williamstown.
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This Job Could Be Yours If You Speak Fluent Emoji
One thousand thinking-faces for this job listing: Today Translations is hiring an Emoji Translator/Specialist. The London-based company provides translation and list their experience in interpreting services for the likes of CNN, L’Oreal, and the City of London Police. Now, they appear to be seeking…
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Climate Scientists Protest the Trump Administration in San Francisco
With hope, exhaustion, and a fair bit of anger, dozens of scientists and climate experts met to protest the coming Trump Administration. An estimated 26,000 scientists met today at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) annual conference in San Francisco, California. It was the first major gathering…
VentureBeat
AMD introduces Ryzen brand for highly anticipated Zen-based desktop processors
Advanced Micro Devices is taking a swing at Intel with Ryzen in a move that it hopes will reinvigorate the computer industry. Ryzen is the new brand name being announced today for AMD’s flagship desktop processor that will be introduced in the first quarter. Formerly known under the code name Summit…
VentureBeat
Are babies enough to get people back into Pokémon Go? GamesBeat Decides
It’s December, and all I want is to walk 10 kilometers to hatch a Togepi. Thankfully, developer Niantic has my back. The Pokémon Go studio updated its app this week to introduce a handful of hatchling pocket monsters, and we fired up the ol’ podcast to talk about whether this is enough to get people…
9to5Mac
PSA: Best Buy is now selling AirPods, but with the same January shipping window as Apple
Earlier today, Apple finally made its truly wireless AirPods available via its online store, but as expected, shipping times started slip nearly instantly. Now, Best Buy this evening has started selling AirPods via its website, but unfortunately with the same four-week shipping window… more…Filed…
Inside Science
Artificial Intelligence Predicts a Picture’s Future
Technology Computer program extrapolates video from a single image. 11/30/2016 Charles Q. Choi, Contributor https://www.insidescience.org/news/artificial-intelligence-predicts-picture%E2%80%99s-future
National Geographic News
A Photographer’s Journey Into Haiti’s Cholera Crisis
National Geographic News
Here’s What a Rat Looks Like When It’s Happy
Now we know what facial expression the rodents make when they’re feeling good.
Mashable
Here’s another interactive lobby to lust after
The lobby, which is located in Washington, D.C., has three themes…and they are all incredible to look at. Office buildings these days are really stepping their lobby game.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Interactive Lobby, Real Time Video, Real Time, and Us World
Archinect – News
Kengo Kuma’s Tokyo Olympic Stadium breaks ground
Tokyo has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a $1.5bn (£1.2bn) national stadium that will host the 2020 Olympic Games. The prime minister, Shinzo Abe, Tokyo’s governor, Yuriko Koike, and other dignitaries attended the event on Sunday at the site of the demolished national stadium that was used during…
Archinect – News
Opinion: City life is ‘out of sync’ with the electoral systems that led to Trump and Brexit
The very thing that makes modern cities vibrant and culturally dominant – increasing population density, and the atmosphere and networks that result from it – has left them politically under-represented. Meanwhile, the scattered and thinned-out populations of many struggling rural and small town areas…
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Dell Inspiron 24 3000 Series All-In-One Intel Core i3-6100U 24″ 1080p Desktop $499.99
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The Next Web
Twitter CEO Dorsey not invited to Trump’s tech summit
President-elect Donald Trump’s tech summit takes place tomorrow in New York. In attendance we have the who’s-who of the tech world, including: Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and SpaceX/Tesla CEO Elon Musk. One notable exclusion from the list is Twitter…
SlashGear
Facebook Parents Portal taps parents to help stop online bullying
Facebook has announced the launch of a new Parents Portal aimed at informing parents and enabling them to keep their kids safe online. The portal includes primers on the social network itself, such as how sharing and posting works, as well as tips on discussing Internet safety with kids, advice from…
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AKG K550 MKII Reference-Class Headphones $89.99
AKG K550 MKII Reference-Class Headphones $89.99
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Really? Most Americans don’t suffer information overload
Wait, can this be right? A new report from the Pew Research Center says that most Americans do not suffer from information overload—even though many of us frequently say otherwise.
Popular Science
New study: Why can some people smell asparagus in their pee?
Health An age-old question gets a genomic-era investigation. Some people can smell a change in their urine after eating asparagus. Some can’t. What genes make this happen?
BBC News – World
Brazil: Clashes as Senate approves 20-year austerity plan
The Brazilian Senate freezes public spending for the next 20 years, prompting angry protests.
CNET News.com
The most anticipated tech of 2017 – CNET
Let’s forget about 2016. There are plenty of reasons to look forward to 2017.
CNET News.com
Snowden offers some tweaks to improve Twitter – CNET
NSA whistleblower offered the social network some advice as he took questions on Twitter’s live-streaming app Periscope about privacy.
CNET News.com
When apps collect more data, outrage is powerful — sometimes – CNET
Et tu, Whatsapp, Uber and Pokemon Go? These apps gained even more access to our personal information in 2016. Here’s what users did about it.
Ars Technica
Fresh details, charges emerge in Pizzagate DC shooter’s case
Enlarge / Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, is arrested outside the Comet Ping Pong restaurant December 4 in Washington, DC. (credit: ABC News/YouTube) Last week, we brought you the bizarre tale of a gunman who drove from his North Carolina home to Washington, DC, to “self-investigate” a pizza restaurant…
EETimes:
Amazon Invests in MEMS Pioneer
Vesper Technologies, a developer of piezoelectric MEMS microphones, plans to use capital to launch more broadly.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Robo-rescue-excavator is made to dig through debris
Currently, when the rubble at disaster sites is being moved, ordinary construction equipment is used. Scientists at several Japanese universities, however, are working on something more task-specific. They’ve created a remote-control robotic excavator, that is said to offer “drastically improved…
TechCrunch
Electron is trying to sell a blockchain makeover to the UK’s energy sector
 UK startup Electron is hoping to convince the energy sector to buy into the transformative potential of blockchain technology — and, down the line, unlock commercialization opportunities for over the top services running on a decentralized infrastructure platform. Read More
TechCrunch
Munchery tries to win the commuter crowd with a pop-up shop
 Food delivery startup Munchery is trying its hand at brick-and-mortar sales, opening a pop-up shop in San Francisco that we spotted this week. In the competitive and cluttered market for online food delivery, Munchery is distinct in that it sells chef-prepared meals that just need to be heated, or meal…
Gizmodo
Recreating a 17th Century Painting in Photoshop Is Basically Magic
Using stock images and Johannes Vermeer’s 1664 painting The Concert as a base, photographer Erik Almas admirably recreated the lost masterpiece in Photoshop. Heck, it might be able to fool you into thinking it were the real thing… if you were standing and squinting from very far away. Still. It’s…
Latest news
IEEE publishes draft report on ‘ethically aligned’ AI design
More than 100 experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and ethics are attempting to advance public discussion surrounding the ethical considerations of AI.
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Curiosity finds tantalizing clues as it ascends Martian mountain
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona Curiosity has been on the surface of Mars for more than four years and has covered roughly 15km of the red planet. In that time, the rover has drilled into and analyzed…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
pone architecture weaves undulating and immersive ‘transparent shell’ pavilion
curving layers take on an organic and sinuous form, creating a variety of functional spaces, such as an entrance, wall, window, and seating area. The post pone architecture weaves undulating and immersive ‘transparent shell’ pavilion appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Lifehacker
Make a Solar Powered Survival Water Filter Out of Two Water Bottles
If you need to filter some water for drinking or cooking, this DIY solution uses the power of the sun.In this video from the MAD Science Hacks YouTube channel, you’ll learn how to create a simple water filtration system that uses the heating power of the sun. You’ll need two water bottles, some thin…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Laboratory-on-a-chip technique simplifies detection of cancer DNA biomarkers
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S., making early, reliable diagnosis and treatment a priority. Miniaturized lab-on-chip approaches are prime candidates for developing viable diagnostic tests and instruments because they are small, need only limited test volumes, and can be cost-effective….
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scientists unravel mechanism fueling growth of aggressive Rhabdoid tumors
Rhabdoid tumors are among the most recalcitrant childhood cancers, and scientists have long sought ways to understand what drives their resilience and makes them impervious to treatment. Now researchers have uncovered a molecular chain of events that interferes with a key mechanism that regulates cell…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Studies of vulnerable populations get a ‘bootstrapped’ boost from statisticians
Researchers report on a statistical approach called ‘tree bootstrapping’ can help social scientists study hard-to-reach populations like drug users.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Study raises concern of significant under-reporting of child abuse within US Army
Only 20 percent of medically diagnosed child abuse and neglect cases in US Army dependent children had a substantiated report with the Army’s Family Advocacy Program, which investigates and treats child abuse. This rate is less than half of the rate of medically diagnosed child abuse cases substantiated…
SlashGear
Scientists: help archive climate data before Trump presidency
An effort is underway that highlights the sad state of climate change affairs: researchers are rushing to download and thus preserve climate change data ahead of Trump’s presidency. Statements made by Trump — followed by certain individuals he has nominated — have raised serious concerns about the future…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mass oyster die-off in San Francisco related to atmospheric rivers
Atmospheric rivers contributed to a mass die-off of wild Olympia oysters in north San Francisco Bay in 2011, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis and the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, or NERR.
Discover Magazine
Device Sheds Heat by Sending It to Space
It’s a tempting idea: get rid of all of our extra heat by shooting it into space. Unfortunately, this concept, designed by researchers at Stanford University, won’t solve global warming, or even keep your house cold yet. It is, however, an intriguing idea— one that essentially harnesses the freezing…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The shape of a bird’s wing determines where it lives
Bird’s wings generally become shorter and more rounded the closer they live to the equator. Birds with smaller wings are to a greater extent restricted to stay in the same area, because their wings have not evolved for long distance travel. This new knowledge, published by scientists from the Center…
Acquire
Prometheus Design Werx wants the O.R.66 to be your go-to leather jacket
Inspired by an era when a leather jacket was more of necessity than a fashion trend.Prometheus Design Werx is releasing a leather jacket built for everyday wear, the O.R.66. The jacket is inspired by the wardrobe essential from the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s, that was worn by much more than just motorcycle…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researchers identify biochemical mechanism behind a rare, painful genetic disease
A team of researchers has uncovered a possible biochemical mechanism behind a rare, painful genetic disorder called ACDC disease, which causes calcium buildup in the arteries. The finding could lead to the first effective treatment for the potentially debilitating condition and might provide insight…
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Holiday Gift Idea – Popup Books from Amazon ($5 off $15 w/ Coupon)
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Mashable
This is an absurdly frustrating time to buy a MacBook
Shopping for a MacBook used to be really simple. Want the thin one? Get an Air. Doing a lot of work? Get the Pro. But Apple has made things tricky since the good ol’ days. To buy a MacBook at the tail end of 2016 is to accept some significant compromise. While the computers may “just work,” comparison-shopping…
Mashable
Donald Trump believed a WWE storyline which explains a lot
While this will hardly come as a surprise to anyone who has followed Donald Trump’s tweets, an eight-year-old interview with a WWE Superstar indicates that the president-elect has a bit of an issue with reality. SEE ALSO: This video is all you need to know about Trump appointee Linda McMahon In a radio…
Mashable
Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe steps down, leaving Facebook’s VR future uncertain
Just days after Oculus released the Oculus Touch to rave reviews, Oculus cofounder and CEO, Brendan Iribe, has announced that he’s stepping down.  “You do your best work when you love what you’re working on,” said Iribe. “If that’s not the case, you need to make a change.” SEE ALSO: Oculus Touch finally…
Phys.org: Physics News
Can you bounce water balloons off a bed of nails? Yes, says new study
A group of first year students at Roskilde University, supervised by Dr Tina Hecksher, have shown that water-filled balloons behave very similarly to tiny water droplets, by bouncing them on a bed of nails.
Mises Institute
What the Federal Reserve Will Do This Week
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssWhat the Federal Reserve Will Do This Week 0 Views Just about everyone expects the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to raise its target interest rate at its meeting this week. The talk of raising rates has occupied newspaper columns all year, and the comments…
Mashable
Oklahoma’s public bathrooms will soon be forced to post anti-abortion signs
It used to be that the only sign you would see in a public bathroom was a gentle, laminated reminder to perform the most basic of tasks — wash your hands. On Tuesday, however, the Oklahoma State Board of Health approved regulations that would require the state’s hospitals, restaurants and public schools…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
2016 Apple MacBook Comparison Guide
Thinking about making an end-of-year MacBook purchase? We’ve got you covered. In this comparison, we look at the 12-inch MacBook, the MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro (with and without the Touch Bar) and the 15-inch MacBook Pro… Continue Reading 2016 Apple MacBook Comparison Guide …
Digital Trends
AMD teased its upcoming Vega-based GPU running ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ in 4K
Well that was quick. AMD held its special New Horizon event on Tuesday revealing its upcoming “Summit Ridge” Ryzen desktop processor based on its new “Zen” design. The company provided demos as promised, but there were no signs of the motherboards supporting this processor, or the rumored Radeon RX 490…
Digital Trends
Google Pixel may soon be on display at T-Mobile stores — but it won’t be for sale
Carriers other than Verizon still have yet to get the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, but that doesn’t mean they’re not going to push the device. According to a report from Android Police, which cites “sources familiar with T-Mobile’s plans,” T-Mobile is about to announce that the Pixel and Pixel XL will…
Digital Trends
4K time-lapse video captures the drama of Iceland’s gorgeous landscapes
Iceland is a bucket list destination for virtually any landscape photographer. From the expanse of active volcanoes to the famous plane crash on Sólheimasandur, the Nordic island nation offers up plenty of striking photographic subjects. Greek photographer Nick Kontostavlakis wanted to do more than capture…
TechCrunch
Everything that happened at Disrupt London 2016
 The doors to TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 opened December 5 at the Copper Box Arena in London. The two-day conference hosted more than 2,300 attendees, with hundreds of thousands more tuning in online. You can also watch the full panels from Disrupt London on YouTube, and catch select segments on…
Architecture Lab
Huge Arts District development along L.A. River races for approval
Another high-design megaproject is being pitched for the Arts District, this time right alongside the Los Angeles River. The post Huge Arts District development along L.A. River races for approval appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Mashable
28 gift ideas for people who can’t believe how shitty 2016 was
The year 2016 was a rough one, to say the least. Add that to the stress of the holidays and this very well may be the most stressed out some people have ever been.  But along with the holidays comes a new year, and a chance for everyone to start fresh and forget the year 2016 ever happened at all. So…
TechCrunch
FDA orders Scanadu to shut down support for its Scout device and customers are mad
 Medical startup Scanadu informed customers today it will no longer support its Scout device starting May 15, 2017. The reason? Though Scanadu has been working with the Food and Drug Administration to get full approval for this and other devices, it seems Scout didn’t make the cut. Scanadu used Scout,…
SlashGear
DARPA program seeks way to control drone ‘swarms’ from the ground
DARPA‘s latest program, the OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) effort, aims to find a solution for easily controlling large swarms of drones from the ground, with these ‘swarms’ being composed of at least 100 units. The defensive research agency envisions these swarms of drones — which could also…
Lifehacker
The Most Popular Mac Downloads and Posts of 2016
This year, Apple gave Mac users an updated operating system and a new naming scheme with macOS Sierra, but our best Mac posts run through a gamut of topics. Here are some of our best Mac posts from the year.The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (macOS Sierra)Building a hackintosh—that…
Desire This | The Best of Everything
Lopifit Walking Bicycle
Lopifit Walking BicycleIt’s a scooter, it’s a bicycle, no it’s Lopifit an E-Walking bike that looks like a cross between a scooter, a bicycle and a treadmill. The bike features an electric assist but rather than peddling you walk on it.The bicycle has gone through a rapid change in the last few years:…
Mashable
Microsoft bot lets you create your own horrific celebrity combinations
Bots have come a long way since SmarterChild amazed us with its coherent responses more than a decade ago.  Nowadays you can play (an evil, vengeful) God — forging picture of celebrities, objects and animals together. It’s all thanks to an experimental Microsoft bot called Project Murphy, which lets…
Next Big Future
Russia upgrading older tanks with Armata fire control and getting first 100 new Armata tanks
The Russian Defense Ministry has a contract with Uralvagonzavod (UVZ), the world’s largest tank maker, for the first batch of 100 third-generation T-14 main battle tank (MBT), an armored vehicle based on the “Armata” universal chassis system, according to local media reports. Russia plans to acquire…
Man of Many
Say Hello to the Ray Super Remote
Just by looking at this, the Ray Super Remote looks more like a smart phone than your traditional remote control. The touchscreen replaces the ugly buttons you’re used to seeing. Ray will replace all your ramshackle remotes by itself. With a simple tap, Ray will seamlessly switch between any of your…
BBC News – World
Yemen conflict: US cuts arms sales to Saudi Arabia
The US is to cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid concerns over civilian casualties in Yemen.
HiConsumption
Torch Coat Heater
An incredibly powerful and long lasting coat heater that can get up to 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
Digital Trends
Hidden feature on flagship devices will give Sprint customers boost in data speed
Sprint customers could soon get a little bump in their data speed — at least those who own a flagship phone. Sprint is holding the keys to a new hidden feature on many flagship devices that will allow customers to tap into a new wireless technology aimed at enhancing their data connection speed, Günther…
Digital Trends
The future of biometric tracking will make step counters look like antiques
By now, you’re probably already familiar with activity trackers — in fact, everyone you know who’s even remotely active has a Fitbit or something similar, even if they barely ever use it. Wearables and trackers like the Fitbit have been around for years, and while the information they provide — heart…
Digital Trends
Synaptics’ new fingerprint sensor puts all of 2016’s devices to shame
Soon your phone’s fingerprint sensor could last a whole lot longer and be a whole lot more durable. Synaptics has taken the wraps off of a new optical fingerprint sensor that can scan fingerprints through glass up to 1mm thick. The sensor is called the FS9100 and it would eliminate many of the problems…
CNET News.com
Here are some of the government gag orders Google gets – CNET
The web giant begins publishing now-unrestricted letters that let the FBI acquire information from companies about their customers.
CNET News.com
‘Rogue One’: Familiar thrills, but still a Star Wars footnote – CNET
The first Star Wars spin-off looks to the past to tell a tale of life under the evil Empire’s heel. Here’s our spoiler-free review.
Latest news
Nextcloud adds security and scalability to its private cloud offering
The latest version of Nextcloud adds business security and scalability improvements to its small business cloud.
Archinect – News
Indoor malls are out as LA’s brick-and-mortar shopping centers get renovated
Sometime in the not too distant future we will look back at traditional malls as an anachronism – something that started with the post World War II move to the suburbs, peaked in 1990, and faded away, according to the billionaire Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso, whose properties include the Grove and…
Ars Technica
The DNC keeps the Watergate file cabinet next to server hacked by Russia
The basement of the Democratic National Committee’s Washington, DC, headquarters holds one of the most fitting images to come out of the hacks that dogged Democrats in the 2016 presidential election. On the left: a 1960s-era file cabinet that was jimmied open during the 1972 Watergate break-in….
physicsworld.com: all content
Quantum free fall at 8500 m
Ultracold atoms study the equivalence principle on parabolic flight
BBC News – World
Bali policeman’s widow rejects ‘donation’ from accused killer
The wife of a man allegedly slain in Indonesia rejects a “donation” from his accused Australian killer.
SlashGear
Mercedes is making Google Home your car’s PA
Your connected car will soon chatter with your smart home, with Mercedes-Benz announcing it plans to be the first automaker to integrate its vehicles with Google Home. The functionality was revealed at the Mercedes innovation center in California’s Silicon Valley, and will see your car personified in…
EETimes:
Software Finds Research for You
Omnity finds the other 99% of related documents that should have been cited by a paper’s author.
Computerworld
Google publishes national security letters
Google is providing for the first time a look into the world of national security letters — demands from the FBI to hand over details about account holders and keep quiet about it. The letters are a part of business for Google and other major internet companies, but  traditionally they have been…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Kasich vetoes heartbeat bill; bans 20wk abortions to challenge Roe v. Wade
Enlarge (credit: Getty | Mark Wilson) On Tuesday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed the so-called “heartbeat” bill that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detectable, about 6 weeks into a pregnancy. Heartbeats can easily be detected before a woman even knows she’s pregnant. The move may seem…
io9
What If There Was a Way to Reverse Global Warming, But It Went Horribly Wrong?
An image from The Day After Tomorrow, a similarly themed environmental disaster movie. Image: FoxThat’s the premise of a brand new film that may become the biggest science fiction disaster movie ever financed by, and shot in, China.Read more…
Mashable
Australia’s ‘words of the year’ prove 2016 just needs to end already
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Australian turn of phrase is a gorgeous linguistic riddle.  Even those who live there can be confused by popular phrases. Flip flops are called “thongs,” and woe betide the Australian who says otherwise, for they will be dragged. The Australian National…
Gizmodo
The Feds Want All New Cars To Talk To Each Other By 2023
The U.S. Department Of Transportation and automakers have been testing the concept of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication for years. Today the agency said it’s getting serious about having cars talk to each other for safety, and has proposed specific rules and methods that would force automakers…
VentureBeat
Tech employees take stand against Trump: No surveillance of Muslims, no deportations
(Reuters) – More than 200 employees of technology companies including Google, Twitter and Salesforce pledged on Tuesday to not help U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s administration build a data registry to track people based on their religion or assist in mass deportations. Drawing comparisons to…
VentureBeat
Cisco confirms it’s killing Intercloud public cloud in March 2017
Cisco has confirmed that it will stop offering its Cisco Intercloud Services public cloud infrastructure in March 2017. Cisco will move workloads to other infrastructure, “including in some cases public cloud,” a spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. The spokesperson would not specify which public…
Acquire
Nike’s newest Metcon sneaker is a training workhorse
Built for every training regimen.Nike is pushing versatility with its newest Metcon sneakers and whether its cardio, strength drills, or any type of circuit training, the new Metcon has you covered. The shoe will also come in a new Flyknit model and both styles will feature firm rubber and external heel…
SlashGear
Android Wear 2.0 preview adds single sign-in, IAP, sanity
Android Wear isn’t dead. It’s just long delayed. That seems to be the message Google is sending these days, after not so few people called it out for dragging its feet with the smartwatch platform. After acquiring the Cronologics team behind the Alexa-empowered CoWatch, Google has finally released another…
Mashable
Plume is turbo-charged Wi-Fi on a budget
If we left it up to cable companies with their crummy, out-of-date Wi-Fi routers, we’d never have decent Wi-Fi. Thank goodness for companies like Plume. It gets adaptive networking right and does it on a budget. Plume is a pint-sized, plug-and play dual-band Wi-Fi expansion and boosting system that…
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France votes to extend state of emergency for fifth time
France’s parliament voted early Wednesday to extend a national state of emergency until July 15, after next year’s elections.
Digital Trends
Dell U3417W ultrawide monitor review
We’re no strangers to ultrawide monitors here at Digital Trends. We’ve reviewed a steady stream of them since they first came onto the scene a few years ago. It’s been long enough that Dell has even issued a revision to 2014’s U3415W, called the U3417W. Time on the market has brought the U3415W’s price…
CNET News.com
Ivory Coast adopts unconventional digital address system – CNET
What3words offers an easy-to-remember system for identifying any 3-meter square in the world, good for commerce and navigation in the African nation.
CNET News.com
Bill Gates says Trump has chance to inspire like JFK – CNET
Commentary: But is innovation in clean energy as sexy a quest as putting a man on the moon?
Latest news
ATO claims no data was lost during HPE hardware two-day outage
As the ATO systems are undergoing restoration, the agency has said no data was lost during its two-day outage.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
GAD architecture installs giant spiral slide inside istanbul department store
conceived as a ‘fun labyrinth’, the flexible retail configuration is intended to renew and transform itself over time. The post GAD architecture installs giant spiral slide inside istanbul department store appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
GearBest Blog
[ Limited Stock Flash Sale ] GARMIN Edge 25 IPX7 Waterproof GPS Bike Computer
URL:    http://www.gearbest.com/bike-computers/pp_357718.html?lkid=10263645Flash sale price:    $131.99[ Main Features ]GARMIN Edge 25 bike computer, a lightweight GPS-based device for cyclists. Loaded with data, Edge 25 tracks your distance, speed, location and elevation with high sensitivity GPS. It…
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Tesla is working on a fix for jerks parking at Superchargers
What’s a Tesla owner to do when they roll up to a Supercharger station and every terminal is occupied by a fully-charged car? That’s a question CEO Elon Musk needs to find an answer to. He recently acknowledged the issue on Twitter and said that the company “will take action,” as spotted by Autoblog….
Newswise: SciNews
Improving Catalysis Science with Synchrotrons
the global economy and have been the subject of research for decades. Despite their unique advantages, x-ray synchrotron spectroscopy techniques were not widely employed by those delving into the intricacies The Synchrotron Catalysis Consortium was established to address this situation by providing…
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‘The Review Board’ Bust: 12 More Men Face Felony Charges for Posting to Seattle Web Forum
At least twelve more men face felony charges in Washington for posting comments to the now-defunct web forum known as The Review Board (TRB). The dozen defendants, most of whom who will be arraigned in King County District Court on December 14, face one count each of promoting prostitution in the second…
Mashable
Did you know ‘Die Hard’ was based on a novel?
As Christmas approaches, why not celebrate one of the best holiday films ever? OK, so Die Hard isn’t your traditional Christmas family movie, but we bet you didn’t know it was based on a book! Here are the top differences between the novel and film. Subscribe to CineFix for more videos. Read more…More…
DigsDigs
Hot Décor Trend: 24 Tile Kitchen Countertops
Kitchen countertops should be comfortable for cooking and durable, and also correspond to the kitchen décor. We’ve already shared some ideas for cool countertops, and today we’re sharing some more ideas: this is a retro trend coming back – tile kitchen countertops. Such countertops enjoyed a lot of…
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‘Overwatch’ unleashes Winter Wonderland event
The latest themed event for Overwatch is here, as “Winter Wonderland” has settled in for its run through January 2nd. Players of Blizzard’s team-based shooter are getting an update on their consoles and PCs that brings loot boxes filled with over 100 cosmetic items available only for a limited time….
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Breastfeeding Benefits Babies with Genetic Asthma Risk
Infants carrying genes that put them at increased risk for asthma had a 27 percent decrease in developing respiratory symptoms while being breastfed. Erika Beras reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Latest news
CSIRO Data61 scientists trialling Amazon biodiversity monitoring system
Thousands of sensors will be installed in the Amazon jungle to help scientists track biodiversity.
BBC News – World
Pokemon Go: Exercise impact ‘short-lived’
Research suggests playing Pokemon Go only had a short-term impact on players’ increased activity.
The Verge – All Posts
Trump picks Representative Ryan Zinke for Secretary of the Interior
President-elect Donald Trump has picked Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) to lead the Department of the Interior, according to Politico and The Washington Post. Today’s announcement surprises many who expected Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to fill the post. Zinke, Montana’s only congressman in the House…
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Foxtel Play joins Telstra TV’s impressive stable of streaming services
Rounding out its already impressive lineup of streaming and catch-up services, including Netflix, Stan and ABC iview, the Telstra TV media box is now able to stream Foxtel Play, Foxtel announced today.The Foxtel Play app, which streams content in high definition, arrives just in time to replace Foxtel’s…
Mashable
Twitter suspends account lobbying against black deaths in police custody
The family of Julieka Dhu, an Indigenous Australian woman who died in police custody, is frustrated following the suspension of their Twitter account. The suspension comes a few days before the results of a coronial inquest into the death are released. Ms. Dhu’s case has been the focus of national…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Online Education Pioneer Boots Up a Jobs Program for the Tech Industry
Sebastian Thrun helped stoke the hype around massive online open college courses—but has pivoted his own startup to focus on vocational training instead.
TechSpot
Alienware 15 R3 Review: Now with GeForce 10 graphics
Like most gaming laptop manufacturers Alienware has updated their line-up to take advantage of Nvidia’s excellent GeForce 10 series graphics chips. Significantly faster than their predecessors, GeForce 10 mobile chips are as capable as their desktop counterparts, which makes modern gaming laptops first-class…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
ACTUV unmanned sub-hunter begins operational trials
Main contractor Leidos has announced that it is starting operational trials of the robotic sub-hunter it’s building for DARPA. The Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) will take to the seas off the coast of San Diego, California in the coming months for tests of the…
Mashable
Surfing under the Northern Lights is definitely as gnarly as it sounds
Surfer and noted shark-puncher, Mick Fanning has spent most of 2016 chasing waves in far-flung places. One of those locations was under the Northern Lights in Norway, arguably one of the world’s most fascinating and stunning light shows.  SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian surrounds herself with the Northern…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Lockheed Martin and USAF move ahead with GPS backup ground system upgrade
Denver CO (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 The U.S. Air Force approved Lockheed Martin’s design to upgrade the current GPS satellite ground control system with new capabilities that will enable it to operate more powerful and accurate GPS III satellites. The successful Critical Design Review (CDR) for the…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
NASA Tech – it’s all around us
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 14, 2016 Next time you share an amazing GoPro video with a friend, consider that NASA made that technology possible. The image sensors that would later be used in GoPros – and in all modern digital cameras, including those in cell phones – were first developed in the early 1990s…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Antarctic site promises to open a new window on the cosmos
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 Antarctica might be one of the most inhospitable regions on the planet, but it is a mecca for astronomers. Its cold, dry air enables observations that can’t be done elsewhere on Earth. The South Pole has hosted telescopes for decades. Now, researchers are eyeing a new…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
NASA Communications Network to Double Space Station Data Rates
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 14, 2016 Life aboard the International Space Station depends upon massive amounts of data, used for everything from commanding the station to providing real-time high-definition video and data on hundreds of science and technology experiments, to giving live TV interviews with…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Alpha Defence Company To Make Navigation Satellites For ISRO
Bengaluru (IANS) Dec 14, 2016 Leading defence electronics and aerospace firm Alpha Design Technologies Ltd. announced on Monday signing a contract to make navigation satellites for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). “The contract envisages assembling, integrating, testing and supplying…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
BodyCap’s wearable health monitors being used aboard ISS
Caen, France (SPX) Dec 14, 2016 BodyCap has announced that two of its wearable health monitoring devices are currently being used by European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet aboard the International Space Station (ISS), as part of ESA’s EveryWear program, an ambulatory data collection…
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ALMA finds compelling evidence for pair of infant planets around young star
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 Astronomers now know that our galaxy is teeming with planets, from rocky worlds roughly the size of Earth to gas giants bigger than Jupiter. Nearly every one of these exoplanets has been discovered in orbit around a mature star with a fully evolved planetary…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Major Assembly Complete on System that will Pack a Powerful Push for Orion
Decatur AL (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 The propulsion system that will give the Orion spacecraft the in-space push needed to travel thousands of miles beyond the moon and back has completed major assembly at United Launch Alliance (ULA) in Decatur, Alabama. The Boeing-designed interim cryogenic propulsion…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Mars Rock-Ingredient Stew Seen as Plus for Habitability
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 14, 2016 NASA’s Curiosity rover is climbing a layered Martian mountain and finding evidence of how ancient lakes and wet underground environments changed, billions of years ago, creating more diverse chemical environments that affected their favorability for microbial life….
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
NASA mission to search for rare asteroids
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 NASA’s first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth will be multitasking during its two-year outbound cruise to the asteroid Bennu. On Feb. 9-20, the OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security- Regolith Explorer)…
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After glitch, NASA satellite launch set for Wednesday
Miami (AFP) Dec 12, 2016 A technical problem has delayed until Wednesday the planned launch of a series of NASA satellites designed to study hurricanes, officials said Monday. The new, one-hour launch window opens Wednesday at 8:20 am (1320 GMT), said Orbital ATK, the operator of the Stargazer…
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Europe’s own satnav, Galileo, due to go live
Paris (AFP) Dec 13, 2016 Seventeen years and more than 10 billion euros ($11 billion) later, Europe’s Galileo satnav system is set to go live Thursday, promising to outperform US and Russian rivals while boosting regional self-reliance. Initial services, free to use worldwide, will be available…
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How Inflation and Unemployment Are Related
Tags A A Money and BanksHome | Feed | Blog.rssHow Inflation and Unemployment Are Related Money and Banking 0 Views 3 hours agoA fall in the US unemployment rate to 4.6% in November from 4.9% in the month before, and 5% in November last year, has prompted some commentators to suggest…
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China arrests 18 over fatal October blast
Beijing (AFP) Dec 13, 2016 Chinese authorities have arrested 18 people in connection with a massive explosion that left 14 dead and injured 147 in October, local media reported Tuesday. The powerful blast in Xinmin, in the northern province of Shaanxi, tore through five prefabricated buildings,…
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Breakup of supercontinent Pangea cooled mantle and thinned crust
Austin TX (SPX) Dec 14, 2016 The oceanic crust produced by the Earth is significantly thinner than crust made 170 million years ago during the time of the supercontinent Pangea, according to University of Texas at Austin researchers. The thinning is related to the cooling of Earth’s interior…
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84,000 people displaced by Indonesia earthquake: official
Jakarta (AFP) Dec 13, 2016 The number of people left homeless after an earthquake struck western Indonesia has soared to nearly 84,000, leaving authorities struggling to care for the victims, an official said Tuesday. The shallow quake last week killed more than 100 people and injured many more…
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Eye-Popping View of CO2, Critical Step for Carbon-Cycle Science
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 14, 2016 A new NASA supercomputer project builds on the agency’s satellite measurements of carbon dioxide and combines them with a sophisticated Earth system model to provide one of the most realistic views yet of how this critical greenhouse gas moves through the atmosphere….
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Global warming is melting mountain glaciers: study
Miami (AFP) Dec 12, 2016 Global warming is responsible for the melting of mountain glaciers around the world in the last century, scientists said Monday. Since glaciers respond slowly to climate change and are susceptible to yearly weather changes, there has been some debate in the scientific…
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Kelp beats the heat
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Dec 14, 2016 In early 2014, when a large-scale marine heat wave in the Pacific Ocean produced temperature anomalies greater than anything seen since recordkeeping began in the early 1900s, marine scientists saw something else, too: opportunity. Ocean researchers at UC…
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Tehran traffic ‘unbearable’, says police chief
Tehran (AFP) Dec 13, 2016 The transport police chief in Iran’s capital added his voice on Tuesday to criticism about the city’s interminable traffic jams, the bane of almost every Tehrani’s existence. “We have reached a point where the traffic has become unbearable. It can no longer be tolerated,”…
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Norway standing still on greenhouse gas emissions
Oslo, Norway (UPI) Dec 13, 2016 For the first time in five years, the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted as measured by economic activity stood still, the Norwegian government said Tuesday. Statistics Norway, the government’s record-keeping agency, said greenhouse gas emissions per produced unit…
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Water: Finding the normal within the weird
Richland WA (SPX) Dec 14, 2016 Water has many unusual properties, such as its solid form, ice, being able to float in liquid water, and they get weirder below its freezing point. Supercooled water – below freezing but still a liquid – is notoriously difficult to study. Some researchers thought supercooled…
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Researchers use nuclear methods to study pest-resistance in corn
Columbia MO (SPX) Dec 14, 2016 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….
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igor mitin turns everyday pliers into helpful ‘handy bugs’
igor mitin’s helpful ‘handy bugs’ are a handyman’s best friend. The post igor mitin turns everyday pliers into helpful ‘handy bugs’ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Multi-material 3D printer squirts out homemade electronic circuits
As 3D printers shrink in size and price and make their way into more homes, they’re starting to bring more of the higher-end functions, like the ability to print objects with multiple materials, down to the consumer level. German startup Next Dynamics has now unveiled the NexD1, a multi-color,…
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Slack now has built-in video calling
Slack’s quest to become a do-it-all chat app continues. The company is trotting out video calling support in the Mac, Windows and Chrome versions of its client, making it easy to see a coworker or catch up with a friend. Anyone can start a one-on-o…
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With new OS update, Google wants to put Android in all your things
Google jumped on the Internet of Things bandwagon in 2015 with its announcement of Brillo, an operating system pitched at Android-based smart devices and IoT gadgets. But it hasn’t actually developed the OS much since then.The search company’s finally decided to reboot and revamp the project, officially…
Mashable
‘Pokémon Go’ is now officially live in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
People in India and other South Asian countries can now go berserk over catching Pokémon characters in their neighbourhoods.  SEE ALSO: ‘Pokémon Go’ is taking Indian players on a pilgrimage Pokémon Go mobile game is now available for download in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka….
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Kanye West returns to Twitter, reveals substance of Trump meeting – CNET
Commentary: After an almost two-month hiatus, the rapper explains the seriousness of his meeting with the president-elect.
Discover Magazine
In Search of King Arthur’s Roots
Relics help researchers date a structure to Arthurian times.
Discover Magazine
Digging Deep for New Bacteria
Scientists find a whole ecosystem in fracking water.
Discover Magazine
Eye Spy a Single Photon
Eyes can detect the absolute minimum amount of light.
Physics News
The hidden side of sulfur
Synthetic organic chemistry consists of transforming existing molecules into new molecular structures or assemblies. These new molecular systems are then used in a myriad of ways in everyday …
Discover Magazine
Science Explains Why Ankle-Biters Bite Ankles
An investigation into “freak biology.”
Physics News
Multi-material 3D printer squirts out homemade electronic circuits
As 3D printers shrink in size and price and make their way into more homes, they’re starting to bring more of the higher-end functions, like the ability to print objects with multiple …
Gear Patrol
Cars Mom Will Love, Guaranteed
For moms, practicality is paramount. Especially in the garage. …Read More »
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The Watch News You Missed This Week
IWC’s first “blue movement,” Baume & Mercier’s unique GMT, the most funded watch on Kickstarter and more. …Read More »
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This Isn’t Your Average Pair of Vans
England meets southern California, with a touch of the American Southwest. …Read More »
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15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Athlete
It’s not all about pro golf clubs and the newest wearables — the athlete still appreciates the simpler gifts. …Read More »
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44 Years Ago Today, Man Left The Moon
In (somber) celebration of man’s final steps on the moon, a look back at what makes it so intriguing. …Read More »
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The Nest Learning Thermostat Can Cut Your Heating Bill This Winter
The best smart devices for your home are those that save you money. …Read More »
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The 10 Best Watches Under $250,000
A guide to the realm of dream watches. …Read More »
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30 Style Accessories Every Man Needs
Invest in the best for your daily routine. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: December 14, 2016
How to save on Rhone active apparel, Priceline rental cars and Salomon running shoes. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: December 14, 2016
A marine-inspired wooden teardrop camper, a new adventure magazine, Apple’s long-awaited AirPods and much more. …Read More »
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Recording industry writes Trump on the eve of tech CEO visit
According to multiple reports, on Wednesday a number of high-profile tech execs will visit President-elect Donald Trump. The list includes Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Tim Cook, Sheryl Sandberg, Jeff Bezos, Brian Krzanich and a number of others. Bef…
Digital Trends
Instagram’s biggest stars are using this loophole to make their posts go viral
Are you an Instagram addict who craves a huge following but can’t seem to stretch the likes for a post beyond a few dozen? Well, the photo-sharing app’s biggest influencers (that’s online celebs to you and me) think they’ve cracked the code to amassing those hearts and getting images featured on the…
Jetson Green
Shipping Container Home That is Easy to Move
The trend of building shipping container homes seems to be slowing down, but that doesn’t mean it’s going away. There are many benefits of converting containers into homes, one of them being their mobility. And this creation by boat builder Evans really takes advantage of this, since he designed the…
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US Marine Corps receives first Amphibious Combat Vehicle I.I prototype
At its York, Pennsylvania facility, BAE Systems has unveiled the first of 16 Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 prototypes it is developing for the US Marine Corps. The fully amphibious, ship-launchable and ship-recoverable 8×8 wheeled armored troop carrier is being developed under a US$103.7…
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Here’s what you’re not getting for Christmas
The gift-giving season is upon us and in the interests of ensuring that mining moguls, media magnates and real estate tycoons are not bereft of stocking stuffing ideas, or just for our own head-scratching amusement, it’s time for our annual look at the most ludicrously luxurious wares that…
BBC News – World
Samantha Power at UN: ‘Are you truly incapable of shame?’
Speaking at an emergency session of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, US ambassador Samantha Power asks the Assad regime and allies if they are “truly incapable of shame”.
Latest news
Stringent rules imposed on Chinese live streaming platforms
The fast sprawl of live streaming platforms in China has raised the attention of regulators for their sometimes vulgar and violent content.
Computerworld
13% off Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband – Deal Alert
Make every beat count with Fitbit Charge 2, the all-new heart rate and fitness wristband built for all-day, workouts and beyond. PurePulse continuous heart rate makes it easy to maximize workouts, better track calorie burn and get a snapshot of your cardio fitness level, while all-day activity and auto…
Digital Trends
A doctor donned Snapchat’s Spectacles to record a surgical procedure
With Google Glass no longer around for gadget-loving surgeons to record POV procedures, Snapchat’s camera-equipped Spectacles are starting to gain some attention in the medical field instead. Take surgeon Shafi Ahmed. Keen to share a routine hernia op with his students but aware that having a large…
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Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide
The University of California, Berkeley’s worldwide network of smartphone earthquake detectors has recorded nearly 400 earthquakes since the MyShake app was made available for download in February, with one of the most active areas of the world the fracking fields of Oklahoma.
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California governor seeks permanent ban on offshore drilling
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state before he leaves office.
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Black coal, thin pickings: China’s miners face decline
The global fight against climate change and Beijing’s efforts to combat choking pollution have been a disaster for Lu Zhanyong.
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Polaroid photos make a comeback
At a photography studio in Cleveland, instructor Nicole Follen is trying to convince her students to step back in time and technology—to the age of the humble Polaroid.
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Grandpa’s New PC, and Inside His Old One
His 12-year-old Dell Windows XP machine was finally too slow to be useful. Here’s the saga of replacing it and what the Dell looked like from the inside.
Brain Pickings
Marie Curie, Ambulance Driver: The Trailblazing Scientist’s Little-Known Humanitarian Heroism and Her Life-Saving Mobile X-Ray Units
How the first woman to win the Nobel Prize and her brilliant teenage daughter set out to mend the ugliness of war with ingenuity and sheer human courage. “Her wounds came from the same source as her power,” Adrienne Rich wrote in her sublime tribute to Marie Curie (November 7, 1867–July 4, 1934). The…
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Apple pulls down Watch update that bricked Series 2 devices
You can no longer download the latest update for Apple Watch, and that could be a good thing if you have a Series 2 device. Cupertino has pulled down watchOS 3.1.1 after it bricked several Series 2 watches, displaying a red exclamation mark on their…
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A new way to trap dangerous gases withmetal organic frameworks
PCWorld
53% off Apple USB-C to USB Adapter – Deal Alert
This USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer’s USB port for syncing and charging, or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet. It’s currently discounted 53% on Amazon from Apple, taking its typical list price down to…
VentureBeat
IBM throws Trump a bone on eve of meeting: We’ll hire 25,000 Americans
(Reuters) – IBM Chief Executive Ginni Rometty pledged to hire and train workers in the United States as she and other technology executives prepared to meet on Wednesday with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. “We have thousands of open positions at any given moment, and we intend to hire about 25,000…
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Nintendo Switch and NES Classic were Googled more than PlayStation VR, PS4 Pro, or Xbox One in 2016
When it comes to consumer electronics, most people search Google for smartphones — but video game consoles are right behind them. And Nintendo is leading that pack. Nintendo’s upcoming Switch hybrid home/handheld console was the most Googled video game console in 2016, according to the internet-search…
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Microsoft’s Office 365 is twice as popular as Google’s G Suite
New research has revealed that when it comes to productivity suites in the cloud, Office 365 is twice as popular as Google’s G Suite (previously known as Google Apps for Work).At least in Europe anyway, according to the EMEA Cloud Report from data protection outfit Bitglass, which encompasses some 8,000…
The Next Web
Google launches Android Things, a new OS for IoT gadgets
Google has launched Android Things, an IoT platform that lets you build connected devices while leveraging Android APIs and the company’s cloud-based services for delivering updates and enabling voice commands. The company says it’s combining Brillo, its previous Android-based IoT OS, with tools like…
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Meet Chewie, the biggest Australopithecus on record
Tallest specimen deduced from 3.7-million-year-old footprints in Tanzania.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21144
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UK apps and websites that’ll save you time this Christmas
With so much to do around Christmas time, any app or website that can save you time and help you plough through that ‘to do’ list is always welcomed. Fancy outsourcing some of those projects? Here’s a few suggestions. An app that writes your Christmas cards Inkly lets you write and send real cards…
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Oldest early human footprints suggest males had several ‘wives’
New fossil footprints in Tanzania have spawned a theory that australopiths like Lucy may lived in family groups with a single male and several females
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How to save a few pounds buying Christmas gifts online
Before purchasing anything online, it’s worth checking to see if you can knock a few pounds off the final price. It all adds up and you’ll be amazed at how much you could actually slash from your overall Christmas shopping spend. Here are a few tips…
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Liquid Courage Flask Comes In Thousands Of Patterns; Makes For A Perfect Stocking Stuffer!
No subject is too obscure or edgy for the folks at Liquid Courage Flask. Their beautiful hand-printed flasks come in thousands of designs, making them the perfect … Read More
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Adidas launches its new 3D-printed running shoe, but you’ll have to race to get them
Hot on the heels of Nike’s HyperAdapt sneaker launch comes another notable limited-edition footwear release, this time from Adidas. Its 3D-printed Runner shoe marks the next stage of development of the Futurecraft sneaker concept that the company unveiled last year. But right out of the blocks, we…
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Ancient human ancestor was one tall dude, his footprints say
He stood a majestic 5-foot-5, weighed around 100 pounds and maybe had a harem. That’s what scientists figure from the footprints he left behind some 3.7 million year ago.
BBC News – World
Philippines’ Duterte admits personally killing suspects
Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte admits he killed criminal suspects as mayor of Davao.
Mashable
‘Driver Appreciation Day’ is the latest gig economy stunt
Ride-sharing drivers might be without employee protections or health insurance, but at least they have Driver Appreciation Day — if they work for Lyft.  The No. 2 ride-sharing company is celebrating its drivers with a new appreciation day on Wednesday. The company will match tips riders award its drivers…
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Meet the Denisovans
Genomic research is writing the story of our most enigmatic cousins.
The Next Web
Why it pays to be a parallel entrepreneur
Unlike the Rosetta mission – which saw its mission end when the European Space Agency decided its life cycle was up and purposefully crash landed the satellite – entrepreneurs these days don’t have to see a prospect through from start to finish. Instead, they can boldly go into multiple ventures simultaneously….
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Audio-Technica Noise Isolating Solid Bass In-Ear Headphones $33
Audio-Technica Noise Isolating Solid Bass In-Ear Headphones $33
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Plastic Bag and Bottle Dryer
I’ve been using one of these for well over 10 years. In general, I do not buy paper towels or wipes or any such disposable items. And I have always washed and tried to re-use plastic bags. But until I found this tool, I would lay them on the counter or in the dish drain and it would take a couple days…
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Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are up for some tasty discounts
Microsoft is giving punters a 10% discount on certain Surface Book models and one of its Surface Pro 4 offerings, with the deals set to run up until the weekend.The biggest saving here is on the Surface Book Core i7 with discrete GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Normally this model retails at £1,799,…
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FBI’s New Anti-Hacking Campaign Asks Teens To Be Cyber Heroes, Not Cyber Zeroes
Photo: EuropolThis week, the FBI teamed up with Europol to launch a public prevention campaign designed to “raise awareness of the risk of young adults getting involved in cybercrime.” In service of that mission, the law enforcement agencies representing some of the world’s most powerful nations somehow…
Digital Trends
Moose plays a friendly game of tag with a DJI Phantom 3 drone
If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with a moose, now’s your chance. Coming eye to eye with a moose is usually a dangerous ordeal, considering males can grow to upward of 1,500 pounds and 7 feet in height. But thanks to a talented drone operator, we get a first-hand, or first-propeller,…
Digital Trends
Image-sharing platform Imgur adds social features to mobile apps, desktop
Image-sharing and discovery platform Imgur is introducing an update to its mobile apps and desktop site that’s all about encouraging social connections. Previously best known for its informal status as Reddit’s favorite image uploading site, the platform has always lacked a robust messaging system. However,…
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The best presents you can buy for the TV or movie lover in your life
TV and movie lovers can be tough to shop for. At this point they probably have a home theater setup that they love dearly, and aren’t shy to let everyone know about it. But even the most experienced home entertainment enthusiasts don’t have everything under the sun – there are tons of great products…
The Next Web
Google Drive now makes it easy to switch from iOS to Android
Google has updated its Drive cloud storage app on iOS with a handy new feature for those switching to a new phone this holiday season. It now lets you back up your contacts, calendar and camera roll so you’ll have them all available when you sign into your account on a new Android device. To use it,…
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Snowden: ‘The Central Problem of the Future’ Is Control of User Data
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey interviewed Edward Snowden via Periscope about the wide world of technology. The NSA whistleblower “discussed the data that many online companies continue to collect about their users, creating a ‘quantified world’ — and more opportunities for government surveillance,” reports…
The Next Web
24 HOURS ONLY: Best of 2016 VPN deals
If you’re not surfing the web via a Virtual Private Network (VPN), then we’ve gotta ask… what are you thinking? Between cyber-crooks and generally sloppy security, it’s way too easy for your private data to fall into the wrong hands if you don’t take precautions. Luckily, we’re giving you a last chance…
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Facebook rep says Trump’s Muslim registry is a ‘straw man’
A Facebook spokesperson appeared to dismiss President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim registry as a “straw man” in an email accidentally sent to BuzzFeed News, and advised his colleagues against responding on the record to an inquiry from reporter Nitasha Tiku. The inadvertent comment comes after…
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FAR sets the stage for frei otto’s ‘thinking in models’ exhibition in karlsruhe
the presentation, which forms the biggest display of the late architect’s work to date, includes over 200 models and 1,000 photographs. The post FAR sets the stage for frei otto’s ‘thinking in models’ exhibition in karlsruhe appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Mr. Beams MB470 UltraBright LED Camping Lantern w/ USB Charger $19.99
Mr. Beams MB470 UltraBright LED Camping Lantern w/ USB Charger $19.99
Fast Company
Four Reasons You Hate Networking And What To Do Instead
The standard networking mixer doesn’t exactly bring out the best in most of us. Here are some alternatives that do. The standard networking mixer doesn’t exactly bring out the best in most of us. Here are some alternatives that do.If you’re a normal professional, you may just feel…
Fast Company
7 Steps For Bouncing Back After Getting Turned Down For VC Funding
Getting rejected can help point the way forward. Here’s your guide for going back to the drawing board. Getting rejected can help point the way forward. Here’s your guide for going back to the drawing board.So you made a plan to raise a round of financing and were greeted with…
Fast Company
The Better Way To Break Bad News
The bad news is that you’re probably breaking bad news the wrong way. The good news: These four steps can fix that. The bad news is that you’re probably breaking bad news the wrong way. The good news: These four steps can fix that.Here’s some bad news: You’re probably delivering…
Mashable
Bruno Mars Carpool Karaoke is 15 minutes of pure, straight up joy
Watching this episode of Carpool Karaoke, you could easily end up thinking Bruno Mars and James Corden had been best friends for years. SEE ALSO: Madonna’s Carpool Karaoke is here and, well, you just need to see it for yourself Between the enthusiastic singing, the conversations about hat-wearing…
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Here’s what the UK really cared about this year, according to Google
Asking Google for an answer is now second nature, so looking back at what the UK has been searching for this year shows exactly how strange 2016 has been.The most searched term this year was Euro 2016 closely followed by Pokemon Go, David Bowie, Donald Trump and Prince.The EU Referendum, Alan Rickman,…
BBC News – World
Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court
An Amsterdam court rules that ancient Crimean treasures in a Dutch museum should be handed to Ukraine.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review round-up
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review embargoes now have permission for lift off and critics across the board seem to agree that this is a thrilling and excellent addition to the Star Wars franchise, with a never-before-seen gritty brutality that makes it stand out.Starring Felicity Jones as Rebel Alliance…
SlashGear
Cortana, Harman Kardon to take on Amazon Echo, Google Home
If you thought Amazon and Google were the only ones battling out in the still niche smart living room speaker arena, Microsoft would beg to differ. Just as it poised Cortana as the cross-platform smart assistant to beat, it is now also positioning her/it to be the cross-device smart assistant to challenge…
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Microsoft Teams, First Take: Useful, even in preview
Microsoft’s new ‘Slack competitor’ actually takes a very different approach. It’s still a work in progress, but where it shines is threaded chat and superb integration with other Office 365 tools.
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Tourists disappointed as strike closes Eiffel Tower for second day
The Eiffel Tower closed for a second day on Wednesday due to a strike over salaries and working conditions, in the latest blow to the French capital’s battered tourist industry.
Fast Company
4 Real-Life Ways People Shut Down Interruptions For Good
We asked how people stay productive in offices full of distractions. Here are four methods that work. We asked how people stay productive in offices full of distractions. Here are four methods that work.When it’s time to get things done, interruptions can be the bane of a productive…
Mashable
People are sharing this cartoon on Instagram in solidarity with people in Aleppo
The situation in the eastern part of Aleppo is still grim after a ceasefire to allow the evacuation of opposition fighters and tens of thousands of civilians is on the verge of collapse.  SEE ALSO: Aleppo activists post heartbreaking goodbye messages on Twitter Shelling has resumed in the rebel part…
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China: Trump’s One China comments ‘risk Taiwan peace’
Beijing says Donald Trump’s challenge to the ‘One China’ policy could threaten peace with Taiwan.
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Now TV Smart Box review: A scrappy blend of on-demand and live TV
Now TV is pivotal to Sky’s future success. More people than ever before are eschewing big, expensive TV packages for lighter, on-demand alternatives such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. For the last few years, Sky has been refining (and heavily ma…
The Next Web
The BBC’s first Oculus VR production is about the Mediterranean refugee crisis
Today, the BBC released We Wait – the corporation’s first VR experience for the Oculus platform. The film depicts the harrowing and often perilous journey undertaken by Syrian refugees, as they cross the Mediterranean to get to Europe in search of a better life. Based on interviews with migrants and…
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Remington PG6170 The Crafter Beard Boss Style and Detail Kit $39.99
Remington PG6170 The Crafter Beard Boss Style and Detail Kit $39.99
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Microsoft is creating talking bots that will call you on Skype
Microsoft has spent a large part of this year focusing on its bot efforts within Skype. While a number of new messaging bots like Expedia and UPS are starting to appear in Skype, Microsoft has bigger plans for next year. “Soon our partners will be able to create talking bots with the general availability…
Fast Company
10 CEOs Share Their Secrets To Keeping Employees Motivated (And Happy) In December
The weeks leading up to the holidays are full of distractions, so we found bosses that successfully keep everyone both happy and productive. The weeks leading up to the holidays are full of distractions, so we found bosses that successfully keep everyone both happy and productive.The…
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Hitman’s newest mission has you killing the burglars from Home Alone
What’s the best Christmas movie? Obviously the only answer here is Die Hard, but Home Alone deserves a mention, and now its two baddies, Harry and Marv, have made their way to Hitman’s Paris level as a pair of burglars in need of a good dose of assassination. The inclusion was first spotted by Twitter…
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LG bringing HDR to your PC with new 4K monitors
With the Xbox One S and PS4 both supporting HDR visuals, how does the discerning PC gamer continue to assert their high-fidelity dominance? By picking up one of LG’s new HDR-compatible screens, that’s how.Announced ahead of CES 2017, LG has lifted the lid on its latest monitor range, and while it hasn’t…
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Davis Brody Bond and Kieran Timberlake Unveil Designs for NYU Complex in New York
The architectural team comprised of Davis Brody Bond and Kieran Timberlake has unveiled its newest updates on the design for 181 Mercer, a 735,000-square-foot complex for New York University that will replace a 35-year-old gym facility and become NYU’s largest classroom…
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LG outs new 32UD99 and 34UM79M 4k Monitors heading to CES 2017
LG has some cool new computer displays that will be shown off at CES 2017 including the 32UD99 and the 34UM79M. The 32UD99 is a 32-inch UHD 4K monitor that supports HDR content and is compliant with the HDR10. That HDR10 standard promises enhanced brightness levels and a wide color gamut image. The display…
PCWorld
How to sideload extensions in Microsoft Edge
We’ve already seen how to install Edge extensions the official way, as well as an unofficial method using extensions that are normally hidden in the Windows Store. Now, let’s look at the third way: sideloading. If you’re not familiar with the term sideloading, it means you’re adding extensions to…
PCWorld
8 drones that delighted us in 2016
What does it take to fly high in the world of drones? Is it convenience, safety, beauty, or adaptability? Our picks for the coolest drones of 2016 have it all.DHL’s Parcelcopter and Rakuten’s delivery drone will distribute goods to the most remote regions, while Altus Intelligence’s drones will sail…
TechCrunch
Knowmail scores $3.5M to apply AI to your in-box
 Knowmail, an Israeli startup building what it calls personalized Artificial Intelligence help employees manage email and other messages better, has closed $3.5 million in new funding. Read More
Computerworld
But at least he enforced programming standards!
Pilot fish is hired to take over the programming duties of a departing manager who also wrote code — and that’s not quite as simple as it sounds.”He had several hard-and-fast rules for the programmers under him,” says fish. “Rule number one: Never ever ever comment code, because a good programmer can…
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The Morning After: Wednesday December 14, 2016
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We’re halfway through the week, and you’re right — something is missing on your Mac. Also, Apple’s AirPods are on sale and it’s time to meet Waymo.
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This is Microsoft’s first Amazon Echo competitor
Microsoft unveiled its plans to take on Amazon’s Echo last week, but the company didn’t detail any specific hardware products. Harman Kardon is the first third-party device maker to bring Cortana to a speaker, and it’s teasing its audio hardware that will debut next year. In a 30-second video, the speaker…
Fast Company
Apple’s iMessage Economy Is Already Big Business
For companies like JibJab, selling stickers and GIFs to iPhone users is both relatively easy and a major opportunity. For companies like JibJab, selling stickers and GIFs to iPhone users is both relatively easy and a major opportunity.This holiday season, Apple is expecting record…
Fast Company
Why Portland’s Tax On CEO Pay Matters
While the impact of the Oregon city’s new law remains to be seen, it may move the national conversation about income inequality forward. While the impact of the Oregon city’s new law remains to be seen, it may move the national conversation about income inequality forward.Last…
Fast Company
7 Smart Ways To Give The Gift Of Experiences, Not Things
From language lessons to virtual reality, here are some suggestions for experiential gift giving this holiday season. From language lessons to virtual reality, here are some suggestions for experiential gift giving this holiday season.Time and again, science has proven that experiential…
Mashable
These are the hottest trends for 2017 according to Pinterest
LONDON — Out with the old, in with the new. As 2016 draws to a close, we can kiss farewell to hygge, unicorn eyeliner, and bejewelled crocs.  SEE ALSO: Unicorn eyeliner is 2016’s latest mythical beauty trend As 2017 beckons, we’re making room for the new — and very exciting — trends that will define…
TechSpot
Tech workers promise they will never help build Trump’s proposed Muslim registry
Donald Trump is set to meet with tech leaders this afternoon to discuss how the industry will work with the Republican’s administration. But a group of employees from major technology firms is pledging never to cooperate with one of the President Elect’s most controversial proposals: the implementation…
VentureBeat
Lyft will give a bonus to its drivers — but only if you tip them first
Lyft is looking to gain further favor with its 315,000 drivers. The on-demand ride company has created an “appreciation day” as a means of saying thank you to its safest and best drivers. Lyft said it will match passenger tips for each driver, up to $20 for the day, with a maximum match amount per tip…
VentureBeat
Mobile messaging giant Line now supports group video calls for up to 200 participants
Mobile messaging giant Line has added a group video call feature to its iOS and Android apps. Above: Line: Group Video The new feature supports up to 200 people as part of a group chat, however, given the relatively restricted screen capacity of mobile phones, only four faces actually show up at any…
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Tuberculosis virulence factor identified, may be target for new drug
Scientists have discovered the mechanism that hijacks the immune system’s response to tuberculosis, revealing an important new drug target for the disease that kills more than 1 million people each year.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Image: EveryWear space medicine wearable device
An astronaut in space has many tasks, from monitoring experiments to maintaining equipment to organising the more than 70 000 objects that are on the International Space Station, as well as staying fit and healthy. Astronauts have 24-hour support from mission control to keep track, but to explore farther…
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Industry-first optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones
Synaptics today announced an industry-first family of Natural ID biometric authentication solutions that leverage high-performance, highly secure optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones and tablets. The new Synaptics FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor family is capable of high-resolution scanning…
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Laser study on 170-yr-old thumbnail rewrites history of Franklin Expedition
A study conducted by a group of Canadian scientists published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports debunks continued myths surrounding the demise of the Franklin Expedition. Thumbnail samples of John Hartnell, crew member of the HMS Terror, found that the long believed cause of death due…
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Scientists develop nanofluid-based materials for impact absorption and passive sensors
Experts of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) are developing new smart nanofluidic materials that will enable manufacturing more advanced sensors, detectors, dampers, valves and tactile devices for the automotive and aerospace industries, robotics, healthcare and for the manufacturing…
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System is failing to prevent deaths following police custody and prison in the UK, study suggests
Getting released from prison or police custody can be a huge shock to those who have been incarcerated. Our new research gives an indication of just how vulnerable these people can be. We found that over a seven-year period, 400 people died of a suspected suicide within 48 hours of leaving police detention.
WIRED
Review: TruMedic Instashiatsu+
Here’s a $120 neck and shoulder-massaging system that, for once, works exactly as promised. The post Review: TruMedic Instashiatsu+ appeared first on WIRED.
Computerworld
Tech Forecast 2017: 5 key technologies to double down on now
With digital transformation dominating the business agenda, IT pros are under pressure to create a modern-day tech foundation sturdy enough to drive that change as they head into 2017. What milestones are they aiming for in the year ahead? Where should they direct their limited resources? According…
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Scientists Are Making Artificial Ice Storms
Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency of catastrophic weather events in the coming years. Regardless of how much carbon we can stop from churning into the atmosphere, a certain amount of the globe is going to change anyway due to the carbon we’ve already put up there. So while some scientists…
BBC News – World
Aleppo resident: ‘Nowhere to go’ as bombs interrupt interview
Zouhir Alshimale, a journalist in east Aleppo, says there is “constant bombing”, despite a ceasefire on Tuesday.
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Fighting resumes in Aleppo as evacuation deal falters
Fierce fighting resumed in Aleppo on Wednesday amid conflicting reports as to why a planned evacuation of the Syrian city’s last rebel-held districts was put on hold.
Mashable
Jennifer Lawrence has an impressively disturbing app idea
Jennifer Lawrence’s app idea sounds pretty weird when you first hear it, but actually… well, it could sort of work. During an appearance on The Late Late Show, Lawrence pitched her idea to fellow guest T.J. Miller. In a nutshell, she wants an app “where you see what you and your dog’s baby would…
PCWorld
Lenovo Yoga 910 review: A host of excellent upgrades make it a winner
Lenovo’s Yoga 910 is the Yoga 900 convertible, upgraded—and the result is an incredibly well-rounded ultrabook that addresses all of our complaints from the previous version. That’s a rarity in the tech world. Not only is the new version more powerful than the previous model, it also now has a much…
How-To Geek
What Are “Hotspot 2.0” Networks?
Hotspot 2.0 networks are a new wireless standard designed to make it easier and more secure to connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots. They’re supported in the latest version of Windows 10, macOS 10.9 or newer, Android 6.0 or newer, and iOS 7 or newer.Click Here to Continue Reading
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Fierce fighting halts Aleppo evacuation
Shelling and tank fire rage in Aleppo as the ceasefire and evacuation plan stalls.
inStash
Levo Oil Infuser Lets You Make Cannabis Butter, Rosemary Olive Oil, And So Much More
Aspiring chef? Always feel like you’re one step behind the latest food craze? Let us let you in on a little secret: the next big thing in … Read More
inStash
Forget The iPad, The Remarkable Paper Tablet Is The Closest Thing To Reading An Actual Book
Forget tablets, real readers will never be able to read on an LED screen. Between the sleep-depriving brightness and the eye-fatigue caused by such a devices’ displays, … Read More
Digital Trends
LG rumored to fill its suitcase with smartphones ready for a CES 2017 bonanza
LG’s rumored to be packing a case full of new smartphones to take to Las Vegas in early 2017, ready to show them all off during the CES technology show. Don’t expect a replacement for the LG G5 though. All the phones except one are likely to fall into LG’s K and X series, meaning strong mid-range devices…
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Missed out on the Black Friday Amazon Echo deal? It’s discounted again
This year’s Black Friday saw a number of great deals, but perhaps the most exciting was seeing the newly released (well, newly released in the UK at least) Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot get discounted. But if you missed out on that deal then don’t fret, because the two items have been discounted once…
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iPhone 7 deals: get Black Friday prices with these iPhone 7 voucher code deals
If you’re still looking to pick up an iPhone 7 before Christmas, or even just before prices go back up in the new year, we’ve got some good deals for you.On Black Friday, the most popular iPhone 7 deal was a 5GB tariff on O2 for £31 per month and £75 upfront. That deal is gone now, but we’ve managed…
Computerworld
John McAfee asks court to block Intel’s security spinoff
Intel’s plan to spin off its security business under the McAfee name could run into rough weather with security entrepreneur John McAfee asking a court in New York to stop the deal until a dispute over the use of his name for another company is resolved. In a court filing on Tuesday, John McAfee and…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Sustainable solutions for cement paste
Concrete is all around us, from buildings and sidewalks to bridges and roads, but graduate student Steven Palkovic sees it as more than just the most-used human-made material in the world; he sees it as an environmental problem. The production of concrete contributes up to 10 percent of the world’s carbon…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA releases new eye-popping view of carbon dioxide
A new NASA supercomputer project builds on the agency’s satellite measurements of carbon dioxide and combines them with a sophisticated Earth system model to provide one of the most realistic views yet of how this critical greenhouse gas moves through the atmosphere.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Devastating wildfires in Eastern forests likely to be repeated, expert warns
The intense wildfires that swept through the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee late last month were a tragic melding of the past and the future, according to a researcher in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Climate change driving population shifts to urban areas
Climate change is causing glaciers to shrink, temperatures to rise, and shifts in human migration in parts of the world, according to a Penn State researcher.
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NASA field test focuses on science of lava terrains similar to early Mars
Was Mars home to microbial life? Is it today? What can it teach us about life elsewhere in the cosmos or how life began on Earth? What clues will we discover about Earth’s past, present and future? NASA and its partners have been traversing the volcanic lava terrains of Hawaii to answer these fundamental…
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Researchers examine potential drug pathway to combat Pneumocystis
A study led by University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers is offering new insight in how the fungus Pneumocystis, thrives in the lungs of immune-comprised individuals, where it can cause a fatal pneumonia.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
State of the Arctic—longer melting seasons, thinning sea ice
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and scientists are seeing the effects across ice and ecosystems. The average annual air temperature over Arctic land is now 3.5°C (6.5°F) warmer than it was 1900, Greenland is experiencing longer melting seasons, and this year’s spring snow…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA’s exo-brake ‘parachute’ to enable safe return for small spacecraft
NASA’s “Exo-Brake” will demonstrate a critical technology leading to the potential return of science payloads to Earth from the International Space Station through the deployment of small spacecraft in early 2017.
The Next Web
3 ways to grow your email list by challenging yourself in public
We’ve heard it time and again, stories engage and convert readers better than most other forms of content. They’re powerful and can even make the busiest people pay attention to what you have to say. Hence, when you come in front of your audience and say a thing like “Hey, come watch me grow my business…
Latest news
AWS cloud widens its reach: Now services run out of UK-based datacenters
The launch of the AWS Europe London region means Amazon’s suite of cloud services is now available in 16 regions across the globe.
Scientific American Content: Global
Should You Intervene in a Bias Attack?
Experts offer tips on how to respond to harassment without putting yourself or others in harm’s way — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Lifehacker
The Best Free Online Courses to Help With Your Finances
You don’t have to learn everything about money at once, but a course can teach you a lot of useful information at a reasonable pace. Especially if you never learned personal finance to begin with, a course will help you get up to speed on the basics. Here are some of the best personal finance courses…
Reason.com Full Feed
Teenagers Dismay Prohibitionists by Consuming Less Cannabis
At a Senate hearing last April, Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, worried about the message that marijuana legalization sends to the youth of America. “I can’t tell you how concerning it is for me, emotionally and personally, to see the possibility that we will reverse the…
Macworld
The indispensables: More must-have items for your working Mac or iOS device
I bet you thought we were done, but there are a few more things I can’t live without that didn’t make into the previous two columns. So this week, a bonus round of indispensable items I use most every day.Document scanning: ScanSnap, Scanbot Fujitsu Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300iTo read this article in…
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International Collaboration Receives Grant to Advance Improvements in Cassava Harvests and Nutrition for Smallholder Families in Sub-Saharan Africa
Scientists under VIRCA Plus are developing improved cassava varieties to enhance the livelihoods and health status of African farm families.
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Comparison: XOLO Play Tegra Note vs iBall Slide WQ77
Sometimes devices such as tablets can be used for different purposes which might include entertainment devices for some while being a workstation for the others or both. The XOLO Play Tegra Note tablet features a 7.0- inch touchscreen for any daily need and runs Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
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It matters who you know—referral networks in the labor market
Half of all workers say they found their current job through a friend or social acquaintance, but “job-referral networks” may help perpetuate inequality, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Solving the puzzle of drought in Central Equatorial Africa
Central Equatorial Africa (CEA) has experienced a long-term drying trend over the past two decades and this drying trend may have reduced forest greenness and water content over the Congolese rainforest, the second largest rainforest in the world. Now, a research team led by UAlbany Associate Professor…
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Coastal cave site was a must-see tourist destination for Neanderthals for over 100,000 years
New research led by the University of Southampton shows Neanderthals kept coming back to a coastal cave site in Jersey from at least 180,000 years ago until around 40,000 years ago.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Modeling the fluorescence enhancing capabilities of materials
The capacity of various noble metals and dielectrics to enhance fluorescence has been compared by A*STAR researchers, with a view for more sensitive technologies to create new applications in biology and medicine.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How blockchain will transform our cities
Many trends on the horizon offer opportunities that could transform our cities. From self-driving vehicles and the sharing economy through to cloud computing and blockchain technologies, each of these trends is quite significant on its own. But the convergence of their disruptive forces is what will…
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Book your next workout right from a Google search
Google’s been transforming Search for a bit, making it easier to find TV listings, restaurant menus and plan a vacation. Next up the internet juggernaut is making it easier to book a sweat session — and maybe more than that in the future. For now th…
SlashGear
Synaptics FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor may be how Galaxy S8 ditches the home button
We have been hearing a lot of rumors about the coming Galaxy S8 smartphone and one of the more interesting and disturbing of them is that the smartphone will ditch the physical home button and have a display with no bezel. That home button was where the fingerprint sensor was located in previous Galaxy…
WIRED
Review: Master & Dynamic MW50
Have the guys at M&D finally solved the acoustic equivalent of Fermat’s theorem? Stand by, please. Syncing Bluetooth. The post Review: Master & Dynamic MW50 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
150 Filmmakers Ask Nikon and Canon to Sell Encrypted Cameras
It’s high time camera companies give photojournalists and filmmakers the same protections built into your iPhone and WhatsApp. The post 150 Filmmakers Ask Nikon and Canon to Sell Encrypted Cameras appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Visit an Underground Mining Town in the Australian Outback
There’s not much going on in Coober Pedy. That’s because more than half of the population lives just beneath your feet. The post Visit an Underground Mining Town in the Australian Outback appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Dear President Trump: Here’s How to Make Space Great Again
Opinion: Four members of the US Air Force’s Space Horizons Team describe what the Trump administration’s space agenda should be. The post Dear President Trump: Here’s How to Make Space Great Again appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Alt-Right Hates Rogue One, Because of Course It Does
The white supremacist group has officially sided with Vader, and plans to boycott the next Star Wars movie. The post The Alt-Right Hates Rogue One, Because of Course It Does appeared first on WIRED.
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First Click: How has your usage of technology changed in 2016?
The arrival of the 12th month in the Gregorian calendar is a sign that something old is about to be renewed. We, as writers and readers of The Verge, are people who live in the near-future, humans at the forefront of technology adoption and cultural change. So what better time to take stock of our tech…
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Microsoft Opens Cortana Virtual Assistant to Third-Party Hardware Makers
Microsoft has announced it is making its Cortana voice assistant AI available to third-party device makers, with third-party developers also set to get access to the platform for integrating into their services on Cortana-powered devices. The company’s approach is based on two software kits currently…
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What do Mediterranean and Japanese diets have in common?
An interesting infographic explores the similarities between two radically different cuisines and how they’re tied to longevity.
9to5Mac
Apple reportedly hiring engineers from mapping company Here for unannounced Berlin office
LinkedIn updates suggest that Apple is beefing up its mapping efforts by poaching senior staff from Here – the map technology company which Nokia once hoped to sell to Apple. Now co-owned by German automotive companies Audi, BMW, and Daimler, Business Insider spotted half a dozen hires over the last…
Scientific American Content: Global
It’s Time for Particle Physics to go Back to the Future
Supersized accelerators have made extraordinary discoveries in recent decades, but we’re about to see a renaissance in table-top experiments — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The quantum computers of the future will work equally well with encrypted and unencrypted inputs
When future users of quantum computers need to analyze their data or run quantum algorithms, they will often have to send encrypted information to the computer.
Lifehacker
This Free 2017 Calendar Is Perfect for the “Don’t Break the Chain” Productivity System
The famous “Don’t Break the Chain” productivity system has many followers. If you want to start a new habit in 2017, Just Use A Pen has a custom calendar made for the habit-building technique.It’s a large calendar for the whole year (albeit with a distracting “One Cal” drawn between the lines), and…
Macworld
Tested: 4 rugged travel bags ready for your next adventure
Hello from Montana! I’ll be traveling this gorgeous state for the next five days to prepare for a special two-part series on travel photography hardware, that you’ll see here soon (It’s a rough gig, but someone’s gotta do it.) In the meantime, let’s talk about luggage.You likely have a mental list of…
Digital Trends
Intriguing new Canon patent shows off a reversible macro lens
An interesting new patent from Canon Japan details the schematics for a lens that’s capable of being “reverse mounted” onto a camera to give macro capabilities with full electronic control. There are a handful of adapters out there that will let you mount a lens backwards on your DSLR or mirrorless…
TechCrunch
Microsoft officially outs another AI chatbot, called Zo
 What are chatbots for? I asked Zo, Microsoft’s officially launched chatbot, currently available on the Kik Messenger app, what she does — and she was remarkably coy in answering this question, initially complaining that our conversation felt like a job interview and then qualifying this hugely with…
Digital Trends
Cutting-edge robot will fold your T-shirts, and it will do it very slowly
This year’s Westworld TV series painted a picture of a world in which robots can fulfill our every wish. With that in mind, step forward and take a bow “autonomous clothes folder,” an international robotics project created by researchers in the United Kingdom, Greece, and the Czech Republic. OK, so…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Anti-tumor effect of novel plasma medicine caused by lactate
Nagoya University researchers develop cold plasma-activated Ringer’s solution for chemotherapy. The solution has anti-tumor effects in vitro and in vivo that derive from the lactate component.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The trouble with facial recognition technology (in the real world)
If you’ve watched any sort of spy thriller or action film over the last few years – think Jason Bourne or Mission: Impossible – the chances are you’ve seen facial recognition software in action. These movie scenes often involve an artist’s sketch compared to mug shots, or sometimes even a live CCTV stream,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
High-tech sensors for better breast exams
Clinical breast examinations can save women’s lives, but, as doctors-in-training, new residents sometimes aren’t thorough or experienced enough to detect potentially cancerous abnormalities.
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Researchers map New Zealand landslides with satellites, drones, helicopters, hiking boots
A University of Michigan-led team of geologists and engineers is mapping surface ruptures and some of the tens of thousands of landslides triggered by last month’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake in New Zealand.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
What does research say about how to effectively communicate about science?
Truth seems to be an increasingly flexible concept in politics. At least that’s the impression the Oxford English Dictionary gave recently, as it declared “post-truth” the 2016 Word of the Year. What happens when decisions are based on misleading or blatantly wrong information? The answer is quite simple…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Image: Juno captures Jupiter ‘pearl’
This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft, highlights the seventh of eight features forming a ‘string of pearls on Jupiter—massive counterclockwise rotating storms that appear as white ovals in the gas giant’s southern hemisphere. Since 1986, these white ovals have varied in number…
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New Zealand seafloor needs protection from deep-sea mining
Seafloor communities within New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) need better protection against deep-sea mining, according to a Victoria University of Wellington researcher working with NIWA scientists to investigate the environmental effects of deep-sea mining.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Dictator’s ideology partly determines the extent to which they can be influenced
The extent to which a dictator believes in the ideology he propagates is a crucial factor in the decision-making process of his regime. This ideological conviction also determines the extent to which they can be influenced.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA lighting effects study seeks circadian solution for astronauts
Crewmembers on the International Space Station (ISS) can experience sunrises and sunsets in rapid succession—about 16 “sunsets” per day because the space station circles Earth once every 90 minutes.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Afghan VP Abdul Rashid Dostum accused of abducting, torturing rival
Afghanistan’s First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum on Tuesday denied accusations that he had ordered a political rival to be abducted, beaten and sexually abused in a case that sparked Western calls for a full and fair investigation.
Slashdot
UK 4G Coverage Worse Than In Romania and Peru, Watchdog Finds
Britain’s National Infrastructure Commission has said in a major new report that the country’s mobile phone coverage is worse than that in Albania, Panama, Peru and Romania, as users are able to connect to the internet barely half the time. The report also found that the country’s data volumes are four…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Futuristic supermarket feeds the need for product info
Would you change the food you bought if you knew more about it? The Supermarket of the Future, the new flagship store of Coop Italia, has been built on the principle that you would, with interactive tables, smart shelves and real time data visualizations providing food, deals and cooking info… …
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Jetstream becomes “flying testbed” for autonomous systems
Of the myriad autonomous UAV programs that have been conducted around the world, few have had the years of research dedicated to them like the ASTRAEA (Autonomous Systems Technology Related Airborne Evaluation & Assessment) initiative. After reporting on ASTRAEA back in 2007, the scheme…
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The best TV streaming stick for under $50
A couple years ago, or maybe even last year, you might have been wondering which streaming video box to buy yourself or stuff in a holiday stocking. Now, streaming video sticks — the tiny, plug-and-play counterparts to larger boxes — are emerging as a viable alternative. They’re being built with fast…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
3 Easy Ways to Create a Decadent Holiday Table
Today’s post is all about decadence! Decadence on a budget, that is. To create a table that celebrates abundance and the beauty of nature, all you need are a few simple ingredients. A less-is-more color palette reflects today’s top styling trends and allows the food to take center stage. Plus, by using…
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Can Online Voting Help Rebuild Trust in the Political System?
That our current political system is flawed is perhaps one of the few things that people across the western world, and more significantly, across the political divide, can agree on this year. However, even compared to the other great intractable problems tech claims to have the solution for, improving…
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The Most Dangerous Places To Play ‘Pokemon Go’
Niantic Inc., the creative force behind Pokémon Go, announced on Monday that they will be adding second generation Pokemon to their virally popular mobile game. But players will not find these latest battle monsters in the wild. Instead, players must hatch them from eggs that are available at Pokéstops—refueling…
How-To Geek
What Do the Little Checkmarks in WhatsApp Mean?
When you message someone through WhatsApp, little ticks or checkmarks appear next to it. These tell you the status of your message. Let’s look at what they all mean.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Skating to Freedom: New at Reason
A skating rink is just one example of how spontaneous order is more effective than central control for organizational purposes. John Stossel writes: Unfortunately, economic freedom can be hard to demonstrate. Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” is, well, invisible. How do I explain it on TV? Friedrich…
PCWorld
The best OneNote 2016 tips: 10 ways anyone can get organized
Microsoft’s OneNote is a surprisingly versatile tool for jotting down and organizing notes, random facts, and anything else that doesn’t fit into a spreadsheet or organized database. To keep it from turning into a virtual junk drawer, take advantage of its hierarchies of pages and outlines, sections…
Lifehacker
Flexible Task List Is the Simplest Excel Template for Time Tracking
There are some excellent time-tracking apps out there, but if you prefer the comfort of good old Microsoft Excel, here’s some good news. A Redditor made an Excel-based to-do list with built-in time tracking, and the template is free to download.Write your task in the first column, your estimated time…
Man of Many
2016 Christmas Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffers
Ahh, the stocking stuffer–a delectable appetiser tiding us over before we dive into the main course on Christmas morning. In some households those long knitted socks hanging over the fireplace are filled with generic grade offerings that hardly qualify as gifts–things like pens, marbles, and Tootsie…
Fast Company
5 Things That Don’t Belong On Your Holiday Shopping List This Year
You may think these gadgets will make good gifts this holiday season. Let us count the ways you’re wrong.
Architizer
S-32
S-32 is a simple, small-scale, flat-wire mesh pattern. The smooth and gentle shapes of the wires weave in and out of each other to form a basket style mesh. Using a flat wire instead of a traditional round wire at this spacing provides a mesh with a lower percent open area.
Computerworld
Review: Acer Chromebook R 13 — a Chromebook with class
There’s been a lot of doom and gloom talk lately about how badly PCs — both desktops and laptops — are selling. According to a recent report from IDC, “Worldwide PC shipments are forecast to decline by 6.4% year over year in 2016.” However, the same report goes on to say that “overlap in usage and…
Mashable
Apple’s Support app is now available in the U.S.
In November, Apple launched an official Support app, offering its support documents and the ability to chat with an Apple support staffer or sign up for a meeting at an Apple Store.  There was a big caveat, though: the app was only available in the Netherlands.  Until now, that isTechCrunch reported…
Gizmodo
These Music-Making Apps Turn Anyone Into a Musician
Image: KeezyMusic apps are some of the most rewarding to download because the payoff is immediate and they’re usually easy to play. Not only can the right apps help people make music wherever their smarphone goes, but it can also spark creativity in those with little-or-no musical talent. Here are some…
Mashable
The Eiffel Tower will go dark in solidarity with Aleppo
The Eiffel Tower will go dark on Wednesday night in solidarity with the people of Aleppo, as the ceasefire deal between rebels and Syrian government effectively collapsed.  SEE ALSO: Aleppo activists post heartbreaking goodbye messages on Twitter Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo announced on Twitter that…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Ground-breaking production method could accelerate worldwide ‘graphene revolution’
An innovative new cheap and simple mass production technique, developed by the University of Exeter, is set to open up the global potential of the ‘wonder’ material graphene.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Unprecedented Arctic warmth in 2016 triggers massive decline in sea ice, snow
A new NOAA-sponsored report shows that unprecedented warming air temperature in 2016 over the Arctic contributed to a record-breaking delay in the fall sea ice freeze-up, leading to extensive melting of Greenland ice sheet and land-based snow cover.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Drought strikes centuries-old California oaks
The most severe drought in living memory did a number on California’s blue oaks. A new study by UC Berkeley researchers shows how even centuries-old trees struggled when landscape water disappeared between 2012 and 2015.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers, ski safety experts develop new tool that maps potential avalanches
In 2014, two Colorado avalanche control workers were whisked to the hospital after an avalauncher accident near the Continental Divide. They had been using the avalauncher, a compressed gas cannon, to shoot small charges into snowy slopes that posed a serious avalanche risk to motorists below. This is…
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Informing the public about modern technologies and their potential risks
In democratic societies, it is considered an obligation of researchers and politicians to inform the public about modern technologies and their potential risks. Researchers of KIT and the University of Wollongong, Australia, recently found that information about technologies and their risks may have…
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How fungi can improve the genetic makeup of bacteria
Soil bacteria use the extensively branched, thread-like structures of fungi to move around and access new food sources. In a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, UFZ researchers have been able to demonstrate that these so-called fungal hyphae also form a hot spot for gene transfer between…
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New report recommends research agenda for effective science communication
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine highlights the complexity of communicating about science effectively, especially when dealing with contentious issues, and proposes a research agenda to help science communicators and researchers identify effective methods….
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Russian law students get patriotism lectures
Law students at Siberian university get an unexpected lesson in patriotism from archpriest.
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HoloLens, MD: Why this medical school will teach doctors anatomy with Microsoft’s augmented reality, not cadavers
One US university is planning on teaching the next generation of medics with the next generation of virtual reality technology.
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How AI-powered cyberattacks will make fighting hackers even harder
Cybersecurity firms are using AI and machine learning to prevent attacks — but what’s to stop criminals using these technologies for ill?
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Microsoft AI: Now you can get universal language translator for groups
A new Microsoft voice-to-text application allows speakers of 60 different languages to communicate in real time, thanks to neural network-powered technology.
9to5Mac
Tim Cook & other tech leaders meet Trump today, reports say ‘no set agenda’ but one topic
Apple CEO Tim Cook is one of a number of senior figures from the tech industry meeting today with president-elect Donald Trump. The list of attendees in the NY Times is virtually a Who’s Who of Silicon Valley. more…Filed under: Apple
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Could Ben Carson Be Just What the Doctor Ordered for HUD?
Advocates say the neurosurgeon could make a difference by focusing on the many health dangers that beset public housing — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Chemists Discover Why the Nose Is Hypersensitive to Sulfur Odors
A metallic binding partner amplifies the signal for the smelly molecules — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
SlashGear
Photoshop gains MacBook Pro Touch Bar Support
Mac users who are also avid Photoshop users will love this new announcement. That new MacBook Pro touchbar has gained some cool new functionality within the photo editing platform. Adobe says that it has been working hard to bring support for the Touch Bar to Photoshop and as of yesterday the update…
FiveThirtyEight
Will Trump Take A Honey Badger Approach To Congress?
In this week’s politics chat, we ponder what Donald Trump’s latest cabinet pick tells us about his approach to politics. The transcript below has been lightly edited.micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Trump officially made perhaps the most important pick in his cabinet on Tuesday, naming Rex Tillerson,…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.About 60 percentPercentage of the Department of Energy’s budget that goes to the National Nuclear Security Administration. Which makes Donald Trump’s decision to nominate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to run Energy…
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This is how carbon dioxide moves around the world
NASA likes studying and illustrating the effects carbon dioxide has on our planet. It’s kind of a hobby for the organization. And now the aeronautics association has a new model for how greenhouse gases move through the atmosphere. It’s thanks in part to the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office from…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
This 9-Foot AT-ACT Can Be Yours For The Low Price Of $35,000
If you have a spare $35K lying around, you can be the proud owner of this 1/7th scale or 9-foot tall Rogue One: A Star Wars Story AT-ACT made by Beast Kingdom. Now, I personally would have to go with this playhouse AT-ACT, but this version is a little more sensible. That’s right, we’ve managed to…
TechSpot
Apple removes ‘time remaining’ battery life estimates from MacBooks
Apple’s latest MacBook Pros, particularly the 15-inch model, don’t have the greatest battery life. Since their launch last month, buyers and reviewers have complained that battery life has regressed compared to previous-gen models, and that Apple’s estimate of 10 hours of usage is a bit optimistic.
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UK Quantum Dot Day 2017
Conference: 13 Jan 2017, Dynamic Earth Enterprises Ltd, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS, United Kingdom. Organized by IOP Semiconductor Physics Group.
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Bright ideas and their architects
Stephen Wolfram’s collection of essays details big ideas and the people who thought of them, although some of the tales are rather partial, says Tony Mann
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Toyota pins world rally hopes on wild, winged beast
The FIA World Rally Championship has been through some tough times, but things are looking up for the once-great event. Even though Volkswagen has pulled out, a set of new regulations means the cars will be faster, produce more downforce and look meaner for the 2017 season. After announcing…
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Galaxies and auroras and planets, oh my!
The coffee-table book of all the winning and shortlisted images in the 2016 Astronomy Photographer of the Year award is a sight to behold, says Tushna Commissariat
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Tracing the path towards totality
Tyler Nordgren’s book on the history, science and beauty of a total solar eclipse flows between personal experiences and scientific facts, writes Shadia Habbal
Ars Technica
Windows 10 update broke DHCP, knocked users off the Internet
(credit: CyberHades) Microsoft has quietly fixed a software update it released last week, which effectively prevented Windows 10 users from connecting to the Internet or joining a local network. It’s unclear exactly which automatic update caused the problem, or exactly when it was…
Lifehacker
This Printable 2017 All-Inclusive Binder Gets You Organized for the New Year
Blogger Mique Provost wants to make 2017 easier for everyone, and she’s created one binder to rule it all. Her all-inclusive binder has everything you’ll need to organize your life for the new year.The pages are for 8.5″ x 11″ paper, which is perfect for a standard sized binder. It includes checklists,…
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Rick Perry Tapped to Run the Energy Agency He Once Vowed to Kill
In the famous “Oops!” moment that helped scuttle his presidential run, Perry forgot the name of Energy Department  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Computerworld
iPads are the ‘new stethoscope’ and every doctor needs one…
You can choose to ignore it, but the move to put iOS inside healthcare is gathering so much momentum it’s a triumph of ignorance over good sense to do so.With over seven million electronic healthcare records (EHR) in its iOS-compatible medical platform, drchrono illustrates the growing status of iOS-based…
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Adolescent Smoking Falls Again, Confounding E-Cigarette Alarmists
New survey results deal yet another blow to the hypothesis that vaping leads to smoking, showing that conventional cigarettes are less popular than ever among teenagers despite the recent surge in adolescent experimentation with e-cigarettes. In the Monitoring the Future Study, the percentages of eighth-,…
EETimes:
Your A List for CES 2017
Ask any market researcher or industry analyst about what to watch for at the CES next month in Las Vegas and the “A” list you’ll almost certainly hear are Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality and Automotive.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Deer study shows bigger brains in females lead to longer lives and more offspring
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers working on the Scottish Isle of Rum has found evidence of larger brains in female red deer conferring longer lifespans and more offspring raised to adulthood. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the researchers describe their study and…
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Greater readiness repels cyber threats to manufacturers
Together with the National Emergency Supply Agency and the private sector, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed tailored solutions bringing improved cyber security and disruption-free operations to manufacturers. The results of the now ending KYBER-TEO project will make companies more…
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That Trump tech summit comes with some awkward baggage – CNET
Do you think all the tech leaders and Trump will just forget the things they’ve said about each other?
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Which online radio app is right for you? – CNET
This guide covers the top internet radio services to help you pick the best one for your listening habits.
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Artificial intelligence has a big year ahead, well beyond tech – CNET
In 2017, AI won’t just be for the nerdy companies. Machine learning can help with mortgage applications and bridge safety, too.
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India’s cash shortage leads to huge boost in e-payments – CNET
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month abolished over 80 percent of India’s physical cash, so now it’s time for digital payments to shine.
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How the Mille Miglia made us all safer – Roadshow
Italy’s most raucous road race was as dangerous as they come, but it led to something that would change the world.
Ars Technica
Latest watchOS update bricks some Apple Watches
Enlarge (credit: Flickr/kennejima) Apple has pulled the latest watchOS 3.1.1 update, after some users reported that it bricked their Apple Watch . Unfortunate users that installed the update—which launched on Monday and promised various bug fixes—were left with watches displaying a red exclamation…
TechCrunch
Vera announces support for automated Office 365 document security
 Vera, the company that secures documents in motion, regardless of the type, announced automated protection for Office 365 documents stored in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint today. Today’s announcement means that instead of having to define a set of security rules for each document created and stored…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
South Park Funko Pops Include Zombie Kenny!
Given that we’re missing a couple of regulars, I’m pretty sure this is just the beginning of the South Park Pop vinyls to come. Still, I’m already happy with this line up of Butters, Cartman, Ike Broflovski, Mysterion, and Zombie Kenny. The first four are available for pre-order now. The Zombie Kenny…
The Gadget Flow
EO2 Digital Art Display by Electric Objects
Show off your work to the entire world with the EO2 Digital Art Display by Electronic Objects. An upgrade on their previous model, this screen can be used with your own uploaded artwork or your choice of thousands of other pieces. The beauty of the EO2 Digital Art Display is that it is as transient as…
The Gadget Flow
Makers Playing Cards and Luxury Box Set
Luxury playing cards made true by The D&D Playing Card Co. MAKERS are the most intricate and luxurious deck in their catalogue. Each tuck case has been embossed and stamped with layers of gold-foiling. The result is nothing short of breathtaking. Out of the box, conjurors and collectors alike will…
The Gadget Flow
Hayo Virtual Remote Control System
Control all of your smart products with ease with the Hayo Virtual Remote Control System. This incredible device enables you to create your very own augmented reality by the use of patented spatial analysis technology. Hayo is equipped with infrared technology to work in low light situations, advanced…
The Gadget Flow
Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib
Give your baby a safe place to play no matter where you go with the Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib. Expertly designed for everyday use or when you’re traveling, this crib offers comfort and safety for your baby. Setting up in just 15 seconds, the crib is encased with a breathable ClearView Mesh so you…
The Gadget Flow
Air Wireless Headphones by crazybaby
Experience true quality audio with the Air Wireless Headphones by crazybaby. Producing stunning sound, these headphones have been developed for the true audiophile. Equipped Bluetooth 4.2 technology, the Air Wireless Headphones feature single-button control for your music, an in-ear mic, and a portable…
The Gadget Flow
qBiq – Smart IoT Gadget
What if you could make everything you already own part of Internet of Things using only a 1-inch cube? What if IoT didn’t have to be complicated and expensive? What if the ability to measure and act on the data in your life was as easy as pressing a button? Enter qBiq Launched today, qBiq is a Wi-Fi-enabled,…
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Porsche 911 Soundbar
Forget horsepower (just for a second) and enjoy the high-powered sound delivered by the Porsche 911 Soundbar. Featuring a 2.1 virtual surround system as well ass a Dolby digital decoder and DTS TruSurround signal processing, this soundbar features a subwoofer boost that has been converted from the original…
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Psychiatrists Must Face Possibility that Medications Hurt More Than They Help
Mental health has declined as prescriptions for antidepressants and other drugs keep surging. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Climate Impacts of Trump’s Exxon Pick for Secretary of State
Energy executive Rex Tillerson would have major influence over U.S. participation in international climate pacts   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
How-To Geek
How to Keep Your Child’s Videos Out of Your YouTube History
Anyone with kids has likely been in this situation: you’re waiting somewhere—in line, at a restaurant, at the doctor’s office, etc.—and your kid just isn’t having it. Darling little Susie is really showing what she’s got, so you do whatever you can to get her to chill out, which usually means pulling…
The Gadget Flow
Pearls Band – Health Monitoring Wrist Band
Tracking your health status including blood pressure won’t be much of a concern with Pearls Band by your side. This is a unique Health Monitoring Wrist Band that will give you accurate data for Blood Pressure, Blood Oxygen, Heart rate, Fatigue Level within a matter of seconds. As compared to the bulky…
Mashable
How Airbus wants to completely redesign airplane cabins
Since the dawn of the jet age, airlines have adopted a uniform model for passenger cabins. There have been modest variations—a rear-facing seat here, a tiny first class bar there—but the basic template of forward-facing seats and rows has withstood the test of time because it’s efficient and makes money….
TechCrunch
LingoZING is trying to teach new languages through comics pages
 I’m willing to try pretty much anything at this point, when it comes to learning another language. I took years worth of language classes, downloaded all the latest apps and even bought a Muzzy tape or two off of eBay – all to no avail. That last one in particular didn’t go great. LingoZING is, at its…
The Next Web
Nokia drops a modest feature phone that’ll cost you a measly $26
Nokia has a new owner and new ambitions to reclaim the glory from its golden days, but it seems its new phones continue to be stuck in the old ways. Yesterday, the iconic phone-maker unveiled the Nokia 150 – the company’s very first release under its new patron HMD Global. Much like the recently introduced 216…
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Mossberg: Why the AT&T-Time Warner merger is dangerous
In my many years of covering business and technology, I’ve yet to encounter an industry as strange as wireless carriers. They are simultaneously successful and yet perpetually unhappy with their very trade. They spend tens of billions to build out huge cellular and Wi-Fi networks, and boast that they…
Popular Mechanics
Panasonic’s all-new Q-Fan is quintessentially Japanese
Panasonic has thrown its hat into the ring with its first bladeless product: the Q-Fan. With the fan’s interesting-looking, quirky and Japanese design… The post Panasonic’s all-new Q-Fan is quintessentially Japanese appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Popular Mechanics
10 best video game gifts for Christmas 2016
Who doesn’t love getting a game for Christmas! To celebrate virtual entertainment, we’ve compiled a list of 10 great video game gifts to treat your gamer! The post 10 best video game gifts for Christmas 2016 appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Deaths in CAR-T Trials Haunt Promising New Cancer Treatment
Companies are racing to develop a new type of cancer therapy, but scientists are still assessing its safety.
Deals
Cross All the Kids Off Your Holiday Shopping List With A Bevy of Discounted STEM Toys
STEM Toys Gold BoxWhether you have kids yourself, or just want to knock out holiday shopping early for your nieces and nephews, Amazon’s discounting dozens of fun and educational STEM toys, today only. With these toys, they can design their own robot, learn about electronics, dip their toes into programming,…
Macworld
OWC Drive Dock with USB 3.1 Gen 1 review: High performance—with the right Mac
When not busy with Macworld, I toil away in the audio/video post-production world. In the past, this work was all done using tape-based masters, but with the advent of high-capacity, low-cost storage media, almost everything is now exclusively in the digital domain. One of the most economical ways…
Gizmodo
YouTube Bans North Korea’s Propaganda Channel
AP ImagesYouTube recently blocked the channel of North Korean state television, due to American sanctions on the country. The ban could be a big blow to the country’s propaganda efforts—as well as those researching them.Read more…
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People can control a robotic arm with only their minds
Researchers have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds. The research has the potential to help millions of people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
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Anonymous groups attacked Black Lives Matter website for six months
On May 1st, an Anonymous-affiliated group called Ghost Squad announced an attack on Black Lives Matter, using a denial-of-service attack to take down and deface the website blacklivesmatter.com for most of the day. Ghost Squad took credit for the attack in a Max Headroom-styled YouTube video the next…
VentureBeat
OV puts Amazon’s Alexa inside wireless headphones
Startup OnVocal released its OV headphones today, so now you can talk to Amazon’s Alexa through wireless headphones. The headphones come with a short extended headset microphone, ear buds, and a collar that wraps around a user’s neck. OV is becoming available at a particularly opportune time, as Apple…
VentureBeat
Cheetah Mobile’s Spark platform spreads news from influencers
Cheetah Mobile‘s mobile news service News Republic is launching its Spark influencer platform as part of an effort to bring more original content to its audience. Beijing-based Cheetah has gained more than 612 million users around the globe for its mobile utility apps, and its New Republic mobile app…
VentureBeat
Next Entertainment raises $25 million for hyperlocal live broadcasting platform
Next Entertainment has raised $25 million to take a business that works well in China and moving it to the rest of the world: hyperlocal live broadcasting. The company raised the money from FunPlus, a Chinese mobile game maker that was acquired last year for $1 billion, and Inke, a Chinese company that…
VentureBeat
Spoilers! ‘Rogue One’ is the Star Wars movie you’ve been looking for, maybe the best one ever
REVIEW: It will be hard to top the thrill of seeing the very first Star Wars movie almost 40 years ago. But Rogue One is hands down the most emotionally satisfying Star Wars movie ever made. The story of the rebels who steal the plans for the Death Star is both darker than any of the seven other official…
VentureBeat
Troll and I is a co-op adventure that pairs two unlikely friends in a grand tale
You might be better off feeding this troll. Troll and I is a co-op adventure, the first from work-for hire house Spiral Games of the U.K. Maximum Games is the publisher. This new intellectual property is a story about a teen boy, Otto, who finds himself in need of help after a hunter looking for Troll…
VentureBeat
Skyrim and Fallout 4 director Todd Howard inducted into gaming’s Hall of Fame
Now this is a little unfair for all the game creators out there. Todd Howard won the Lifetime Achievement Award last year at the DICE Awards gaming event. He also won a similar award at the annual Game Developers Choice Awards in March.  And this year, he’s being inducted into gaming’s Hall of Fame at…
Mashable
These Muslim women are handing out roses in the wake of a targeted attack
A group of young Muslim women have taken action against Islamophobia in the best possible way. With love.  It follows a stabbing on Monday at a train station in Forest Hill, south-east London where the attacker reportedly shouted “I want to kill Muslims”.  The victim was taken to the hospital where…
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10 great gifts for runners
It’s that time of year again: you’ve got a loved one who loves running, but you don’t know what to get them… and you’re sure you can’t get them more socks.Firstly – yes you can. We runners love socks, and the more expensive they are, generally, the more we’ll love them. In fact, go nuts with all running…
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Chasm-spanning bridges designed to reflect natural beauty
Those with a head for heights and an eye for breathtaking scenery could do worse than consider a trip to Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China, in the near future. Already home to the world’s longest glass bridge, the area is due to receive a number of reflective bridges and pavilions that aim…
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Astronomers discover new gas giant exoplanet
(Phys.org)—Using the gravitational microlensing method, an international team of astronomers has recently detected a new gas giant exoplanet three times more massive than Jupiter. The newly discovered planet received designation OGLE-2014-BLG-0676Lb and is an important addition to the short list of extrasolar…
Architizer
The Art of Rendering: How to Bring Your SketchUp Model to Life Using Nothing but Photoshop
Architectural visualizer Alex Hogrefe proves that you can generate strong imagery fast without complicated models or rendering engines.
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Rutgers Faculty Member Honored by National Academy of Inventors
Richard Riman, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering at Rutgers, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He holds more than 10 U.S. patents and patents pending for the “low-temperature solidification” process he invented.
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Celebrity Chefs Have Poor Food Safety Practices
Celebrity chefs are cooking up poor food safety habits, according to a Kansas State University study. Kansas State University food safety experts Edgar Chambers IV and Curtis Maughan, along with Tennessee State University’s Sandria Godwin, recently published “Food safety behaviors observed in celebrity…
Dornob
Fabrics of the Future
Dutch designer, inventor, researcher and fashion pro Aniela Hoitink has taken everything…
WIRED
It’s Not an Impossible Fish Tank, It’s Just Physics
This awesome fish tank trick shows an inverted glass with water higher than the water level of the fish tank. How does this work? The post It’s Not an Impossible Fish Tank, It’s Just Physics appeared first on WIRED.
Mobile Magazine
2016 Was a Big Year for the Box Office Winners, and the Losers Lost Big As Well
As 2016 is about to end, Hollywood can look back and see how big the box office winners won, and also how much the losers lost big time, as well. You could say it was the year of the original stories and predicted success of the superheroes while a year of failure for the sequels, […]
TechCrunch
Tech is moving beyond cities to focus on civic engagement in every U.S. county
 While gridlock has taken hold in a paralyzed Washington, D.C. mayors across the country are taking a pragmatic approach to solving local problems and its time for tech to reach out to them. “For years now, Washington, D.C., has been paralyzed by partisan gridlock… Rather than complaining, cities have…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
The Universe In A Sphere
Gain perspective on our insignificance within the infinite cosmos by gazing into this universe in a sphere. Modeled after the Laniakea supercluster, this transparent orb comes adorned with 380,000 laser etched dots that each represent an entire galaxy. Check it out $41.98
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Geode Cookies
Turn heads by creating the illusion you’re breaking actual rocks with your teeth by snacking on these geode cookies. Each piece is masterfully decorated to resemble a naturally occurring rock – complete with a drool-worthy hard candy center. Check it out $18.25
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Stellar LED Bows
Make your gifts stand out from all the others placed around the tree by accenting them with these stellar LED bows. Each mylar bow in this set of six comes with built-in fiber optics at the center that blink and pulsate while rotating through a myriad of colors. Check it out $9.99
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Edible Butterfly Cake Toppers
Transform your pastries into a works of edible art by accenting them with these edible butterfly cake toppers. Each butterfly features a wingspan between 2.5 to 3 inches and comes decorated in gorgeous vivid colors and lively patterns. Check it out $12.45
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Hot Chocolate On A Spoon
Enjoy a warm cup of cocoa whenever the mood strikes by using this hot chocolate on a spoon. You simply dip this popsicle shaped utensil into your mug of heated milk or water and the chocolate cube will begin to melt into a thick and savory treat. Check it out $13.95
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LED Covered Lexus
This LED covered Lexus outshines the competition with its eye-catching exterior composed of 41,999 LEDs. The lights cover the entire exterior, are programmed with dynamic designs, and can react to movement and music for incredible visual effects. Check it out
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DJ Turntable Console
Keep your entire collection handy while you perform your set by getting behind the Com.Four DJ turntable console. This handy piece features a state-of-the-art turntable on the surface and storage space large enough to house around 350 records. Check it out $1,840.00
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Sauron Foam Armor
Become the embodiment of Tolkien’s most iconic antagonist by dressing up in this Sauron foam armor. The ensemble is designed to cover you from head to toe and features a system composed of straps and buckles so that you can easily attach the foam armor. Check it out $2,500.00
io9
Take Command of Your Den in Captain Kirk’s Bean Bag Chair
Sitting in the captain’s chair on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise must certainly give you a feeling of power and authority. But comfort? Captain Kirk’s Starfleet throne never actually looked that comfortable, which is why we’d prefer boldly going where no one has gone before in this bean bag captain’s…
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Two Turtle Doves! And the 117th Christmas Bird Count…
Each year, more than 75,000 volunteers and Citizen Scientists participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count.
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Marginalized Voices Need Free Speech More Than Anyone, Including on College Campuses
When PEN America released its report on the state of free speech on college campuses last October, The New York Times framed it as a warning to staunch supporters of the First Amendment over “a growing perception among young people that cries of ‘free speech’ are too often used as a cudgel against…
New Scientist – Online news
How could Obama best hit back if election hack by Russia proved?
Outgoing US president Barack Obama has been urged to act over claims Russia hacked the election to aid Donald Trump. How should he respond, wonders Tim Stevens
TechSpot
BritBox, a streaming service showing the best of British TV, arrives in the US next year
If your love of British television programs extends beyond Doctor Who, Top Gear, and Monty Python, you’ll be pleased to know that the country’s two major TV networks are teaming up for a Netflix-style streaming service that brings the best of UK television to the US.
Mises Institute
The European Miracle
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssFree MarketsLegal SystemWorld HistoryThe European Miracle 0 Views [This essay originally appeared as “The Theory of Economic Development and the European Miracle” in The Collapse of Development Planning, edited by Peter J. Boettke.]Among writers on economic…
Slashdot
Netflix Gets New Global Rival: Amazon Prime Video Now Available In Over 200 Countries
Amazon announced Wednesday it is expanding its on-demand video streaming service Prime Video to nearly every country and territory except China. Prime Video, home to popular shows such as “The Grand Tour,” “Transparent” and “The Man in the High Castle,” will be bundled with Prime subscriptions in 19…
PCWorld
10 tech toys to help kids learn as they play
Tech toys that teachImage by ThinkstockBuying a great holiday gift for the kids in your life can, at first, seem easy (“Of course they would love another LEGO set!”). But the problem with so many of the toys out there is that they lack an educational component, especially one that teaches about a subject…
Phys.org: Physics News
Discovery improves heat transfer in boiling
While the average person associates boiling with cooking dinner, the process is also widely used to transfer heat across surfaces. It is used in refrigerators, in industrial boilers and even on the international space station to reject heat from its systems into outer space. In fact, around 90 percent…
Phys.org: Physics News
Making waves in accelerator technology
The AWAKE collaboration has reached a major milestone; in the final week of CERN’s accelerator operations for 2016, it has observed strong modulation of high-energy proton bunches in plasma, signaling the generation of very strong electromagnetic fields. This is a significant step towards the goal of…
Phys.org: Physics News
A new rapid X-ray technique using ultra-short electron beams
EU-funded researchers have developed a new ultrafast X-ray technique which could revolutionise our understanding of structure and function at the atomic and molecular level.
Phys.org: Physics News
New perovskite material to define the next generation of hard drives
The amount of data generated on a daily basis is quickly surpassing the storage capabilities of today’s hard drives. In order to keep up, the next generation of hard drives must use materials with magnetic properties capable of being easily manipulated, thus offering higher density and better efficiency.
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ICYMI: One day, devices will charge when they’re pushed
Today on In Case You Missed It: Michigan State University engineers built a handful of devices that have one thing in common: They all charge when they’re pressed on or otherwise pushed because the silicone wafers inside have ions in each layer…
BBC News – World
Nigeria women footballers in pay protest
Nigeria’s victorious women’s football team protest outside parliament over unpaid bonuses.
Geek.com
Here’s When You’ll Be Able to Catch the Upcoming Nintendo Switch Presentation
We’re still months out before we can finally get our hands on the Nintendo Switch since it made its proper debut via Nintendo in October. But that certainly doesn’t mean we’re not going […] The post Here’s When You’ll Be Able to Catch the Upcoming Nintendo Switch Presentation appeared first on Geek.com.
Curbed National
Plan for new $2 billion FBI HQ to get green light
After months of delay, a House committee is poised to approve allocating another $834 million for the new building—with some provisions The FBI’s current headquarters just isn’t cutting it. The J. Edgar Hoover Building, a 1974 Brutalist monolith on Pennsylvania Avenue, lacks modern security measures,…
Lifehacker
Cuisinart Issues Massive Recall on Food Processors Due to Cracked Blades
If you have a Cuisinart food processor, chances are it is one of the eight million units that have been recalled due to a faulty blade. Given the food processor’s popularity—and the fact that both I and Lifehacker’s Editor-in-Chief Alan Henry own one—we figured we’d give you a warning.According to the…
kottke.org
The year in photos 2016
Brexit, climate change, Trump, Syria, white nationalism, Turkey, racism and police violence, the Flint water crisis, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, drowned migrants. I was tempted to just post a photo of a burning dumpster or the this is fine dog and leave it at that. But professional…
PCWorld
LG’s bringing HDR to PCs with one of the first high dynamic range monitors
The hottest technology in TV tech right now is the high dynamic range displays, but so far HDR hasn’t made its way into computer monitors—save for a few expensive studio-grade displays. That’s set to change in January when LG says it will introduce the company’s first 4K HDR computer monitor at the Consumer…
Digital Trends
17-year EA exclusive ends, Porsches now free to drive in other games
As one of the most iconic automotive brands in the world, the fact that Porsches never appeared in games other than those made or published by EA Games has been a real shame. That won’t be the case in the future though, as the 17 -year-long exclusivity deal EA had with the German automaker has now ended,…
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Flexible Apartment With A Geometric Wooden Panel
A flat in São Paulo, Brazil was designed by Metamoorfose Studio for a young couple looking for flexible spaces. In the main interior, a wood panel folds up to reveal additional living space, both linking and separating the environments. When closed, the panels display a geometric design carved into its…
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The economic impact of college football bowl games
A new report puts the economic impact of the nation’s 41 college bowl games at $1.5 billion annually. The study, conducted by researchers at San Diego State University’s Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and George Washington University, was commissioned by the Football Bowl Association.
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Extraordinary animation reveals ocean’s role in El Ninos
Australian researchers from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science have produced a remarkable high-resolution animation of the largest El Niño ever recorded.
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Pokemon, Olympics, election among 2016’s top Google searches
“Pokemon Go,” the Olympics and the presidential election are among Google’s top trending searches of 2016.
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Corn yield modeling towards sustainable agriculture
With an innovative modeling approach, researchers set out to examine corn and soybean yields and optimal nitrogen (N) fertilizer rates. In their study, recently published in Frontiers in Plant Science, they uses a 16-year long-term dataset from central Iowa, USA, with a state-of-the-art simulator that…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Carbonaceous chondrites shed light on the origins of life in the universe
A Spanish-Italian team led by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has discovered that one type of meteorite known as carbonaceous chondrites are capable of synthesising organic compounds which are key to prebiotic chemistry. Such catalysing properties are unknown in other rocks on Earth and…
Mashable
‘The Daily Show’ tears into the media’s coverage of Kanye and Trump
Between the horrific massacre in Aleppo and terrifying allegations that Russia influenced the American election, yesterday was a uniquely dark day for our planet. But instead of actually exploring those stories, much of the media — including TV networks — chose to focus their attention on Kanye’s visit…
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Twitter is now going all the way live, video, that is – CNET
You can now create live-streaming videos directly on the social network.
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VR VIP? Wevr tries out the first VR subscriptions – CNET
Virtual-reality studio Wevr is taking a page out of Netflix’s book: two annual subscriptions to unlock access to special experiences.
HolyCool.net
XFINITUM – Hybrid Laptop Powered by Your Smartphone
Give your smartphone the additional screen space, storage & power it requires with XFINITUM. This is a hybrid laptop powered by your smartphone. With one single touch, XFINITUM enables you to transform your smartphone into a full laptop replacement. You can connect it wirelessly to any iOS or Android…
HolyCool.net
Fox Eyes iPhone Case
Stylish and playful design for an iPhone case by Ukrainian modern artist Olga Otnyakina. Great for protecting your phone and for posing for a photo with. The case is available in different eye designs. Buy it here The post Fox Eyes iPhone Case appeared first on HolyCool.net.
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Today’s Best Deals: Holiday Luggage Sale, Sous-Vide, Pet Supplies, and More
Instant Pot’s new sous-vide circulator, the smartest pet toy you’ve ever seen, and a ton of luggage for the holidays lead off Wednesday’s best deals.Read more…
GearCulture
Nordic Pocket Saw
Made from heat-treated high carbon steel, the Nordic Pocket Saw is built for harsh conditions and extreme temperatures. The Nordic Pocket Saw is lightweight, easily fits in your pack, and wields the raw power you need on hand for the unexpected.
Latest news
Sacrificing router flexibility for security with Google Wifi and OnHub
It’s time to rethink the home and small office router. In an age of constant exploits and vulnerabilities, perhaps Google has the answer.
Latest news
Photojournalists and filmmakers call on camera makers to build in encryption
Filmmakers and photojournalists have their cameras and footage seized “at a rate that is literally too high to count,” according to the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
Mashable
The ultimate ‘Star Wars’ gift guide
Star Wars fans are already getting a pretty awesome gift this holiday season thanks to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — Mashable’s review calls it “an amazing achievement and an extremely effective story,” and that’s putting it lightly. (Read our spoiler-free review or longread review for…
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The 11 best video games of 2016
We struggle to recall 12 months so crowded with great video games. Indie developers, blockbuster studios, virtual reality tinkerers, and creators who defy labels: all corners of the industry contributed to one of the strangest, most varied, and best years in the medium’s short history. Controversial…
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Apple’s new TV app shows how painfully behind it is
Apple’s latest attempt to crack digital TV arrived Monday in the form of a name change most consumers might not even notice. It’s simply called TV, and the new app replaced Apple’s Videos app with the release of iOS 10.2. It’s a neat addition for the iPhone and iPad, but it’s designed to shine on the…
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What Happens When You Put a Blind Man in a Driverless Car?
Google has done it. Engineers and employees at Google have documented a solo trip with a blind man and a self-driving car.
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Uber’s self-driving cars roll into San Francisco
After launching in Pittsburgh earlier this year, Uber’s self-driving cars have made their way to San Francisco. As is the case with the Pittsburgh roll out, Uber‘s self-driving fleet in San Francisco won’t be fully autonomous. In other words, if you were looking forward to a ride in an otherwise empty…
Lifehacker
These Three Questions Help You Review and Reflect on Your Work This Year
Looking back on the past year can help you figure out where you want to spend your time and energy next year, whether that’s continuing your successes or remembering lessons you learned from failure. Ask yourself these three questions for a look back.In the video above, Marie Forleo delves into each…
The Next Web
Vimeo releases apps for tvOS, Android TV, and Samsung’s Tizen-powered TVs.
Today, Vimeo jumped from the touchscreen to the big-screen with all-new applications for the Apple TV, Android TV, and a HTML5 app for Samsung’s line of Tizen-powered Smart TVs. These, Vimeo says, are a complete rebuild of the Vimeo TV experience, and is “fully customized for watching and discovering…
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Sessions weighs in on NASA transition, astronauts float Doug Cooke for administrator
President-elect Trump’s choice for attorney general is also weighing in on space policy. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has reportedly “heavily influenced” the makeup of the NASA transition team, seeking to secure support for existing NASA exploration programs like the Space Launch System, being developed…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New cheap and simple mass production technique for graphene
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Getting nanoparticle catalysts into shape
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Tortoise electrons trying to catch up with hare photons give graphene its conductivity
PCWorld
Google Drive update makes it a little easier to switch from iPhone to Android
Google made it clear that it’s targeting iOS users when the company released its Pixels with a dongle designed to easily transfer data between the two phones, and now Google’s making it easier for iPhone users to move to other Android devices, too.Built right into the latest version of Google Drive on…
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The Illogic of Indiscriminate Incarceration: New at Reason
Seychelles, a group of 115 islands off the east coast of Africa with 92,000 residents, does not figure prominently on many lists, but it leads the world in locking people up. It is the only country with a higher incarceration rate than the United States. If the reforms recommended in a new report…
Scientific American Content: Global
Tech Giants Open Virtual Worlds to Bevy of AI Programs
Artificial-intelligence algorithms can learn a lot from playing immersive 3D video games — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Awesomer
T-Rex TW Guitar Tube Amp
Price: $1599  | BuyAmpoids creates these very special tube amplifiers which pay tribute to vintage TW-style guitar amps. We absolutely love the flame maple cabinetry on this 33-watt amp, which is best enjoyed when paired with a Celestion loaded speaker cab. More Awesome Stuff: Clock Clock 24HeadRoom…
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The best-selling CD of the year is a Mozart box set
Well, we finally know who’s still out there buying CDs. Billboard reports that the biggest-selling CD release of the year is a box set called Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition, which sold 1.25 million copies in its first five weeks. What is Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition? It’s a collection…
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Chrome for Android now includes WebVR API support
Way back in 2014, Google announced it would start supporting virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard natively within Chrome via the WebVR platform. After a few updates and a big commitment to VR at this year’s I/O conference, G…
BBC News – World
Gambia election crisis: Jammeh risks sanctions, UN envoy says
Gambia’s president will be “strongly sanctioned” if he clings to power, the UN’s regional envoy says.
TechCrunch
Newer VC firms are trouncing their predecessors when it comes to diversity
 Over the last three months, the venture firm Social Capital has worked with the media outlet The Information to put together a look at the most diverse venture firms for the second year in a row. The teams say they gathered more than 6,000 data points about 580 senior investment professionals at the…
Gizmodo
The Polar Vortex Has Returned to North America
A huge expanse of cold, Arctic air is sweeping through parts of Canada and the United States. Known as a “polar vortex,” the weather system is expected to deliver record-setting low temperatures and a particularly nasty wind chill.Read more…
ArchDaily
UNStudio + MDT-tex Erect Biomimetic Pavilion at the Amsterdam Light Festival
© Janus van den Eijnden UNStudio and textile manufacturer MDT-tex have completed the Eye_Beacon Pavilion for the Amsterdam Light Festival. Serving as a ticketing and information booth for event goers, the pavilion’s design draws inspiration from the festival’s 2017 theme of biomimicry, specifically…
9to5Mac
Opinion: Here are three ways Apple could fix its MacBook Pro battery life estimate
Following widespread complaints that the remaining battery life estimate was wildly inaccurate on the new MacBook Pro models, Apple acted swiftly to resolve the issue. Unfortunately, that action was not to fix the estimate, but rather to remove it altogether. As John Gruber put it, ‘this is like being…
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Take Your Pick of Two Discounted Quick Charge 3.0 Battery Packs From Aukey
Aukey 20,000mAh QC 3.0 Battery Pack With Lightning Input, $30 with code MOSR9292 | 16,000mAh QC 3.0 Battery Pack, $25 with code SZE48NGTUSB battery packs are the perfect lazy gift for nearly everyone—who doesn’t suffer from battery anxiety?—and a pair of Quick Charge 3.0 models from Aukey are both on…
Mashable
Amazon’s drone just accomplished its first real delivery
Amazon’s one step closer towards using drones to deliver packages to customers. CEO Jeff Bezos revealed on Wednesday the company’s Prime Air trial service successfully delivered a package by drone in a 13-minute flight on Dec. 7 in England’s Cambridge region. SEE ALSO: Kill the drones, Amazon Go is…
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Scientists discover new bone-forming growth factor that reverses osteoporosis in mice
A team of scientists has discovered a new bone-forming growth factor, Osteolectin (Clec11a), which reverses osteoporosis in mice and has implications for regenerative medicine.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Newly-revealed amino acid function could be used to boost antioxidant levels
A Japanese research team has become the first in the world to discover that 2-aminobutyric acid (2-AB) is closely involved in the metabolic regulation of the antioxidant glutathione, and that it can effectively raise levels of glutathione in the body when ingested.
How-To Geek
How to Pick Up Reading Where You Left Off in a PDF File
By default, when you open PDF files in most PDF readers, they open to the beginning of the file, even if you were on a different page the last time you had the file open.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Take brilliant snaps of your kids with these top smartphone photography tips
Spending time with the family is time that many people cherish, with the moments spent with offspring among the most memorable.With the smartphone in the pocket, it’s tempting to reach for it and capture every moment – but so often that cute time when they’re baking, playing in the park or learning with…
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iPhone SE deals: save money with these EE deals and get a free PS4 or Xbox One S
The iPhone SE is one of the most popular iPhones around thanks to its classic design with modern internal spec. You really are getting the best of both worlds, not to mention a headphone port!Today’s your lucky day if you’re a gamer too as Mobile Phones Direct and EE have released three iPhone SE deals…
Digital Trends
NASA is training underwater drones to explore Europa’s icy oceans
Unmanned vehicles are helping scientists gather new information, and NASA researchers hope to teach drones to make their own decisions — while also navigating “a big obstacle course of robot death,” also known as the ocean. A research team recently experimented with underwater drones to help develop…
Digital Trends
Camera+ 9 gains support for iPhone 7 features, including dual lenses and RAW
Camera+, the feature-rich iPhone camera app, received a significant update today with version 9. The update adds support for the new imaging features introduced with the iPhone 7 and iOS 10, including RAW shooting, the P3 wide color gamut, and full control over the dual lenses on the iPhone 7 Plus. Users…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Laser R&D focuses on next-gen particle collider
A set of new laser systems and proposed upgrades at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will propel long-term plans for a more compact and affordable ultrahigh-energy particle collider.
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Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Will Advise Trump On Business Issues
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick have joined President-elect Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, which will regularly meet with the soon-president to advise on business issues, the Trump transition team said in a statement. From a report on The Verge: The now 19-member council,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Experiment reveals how community interactions amplify response of calcifying phytoplankton species to acidification
Coccolithophores, single-celled calcifying phytoplankton that play a key role in the Earth’s climate system, might lose their competitive fitness in a future ocean. In a field experiment investigating the effects of ocean acidification on the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi in its natural environment,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Red cabbage microgreens lower ‘bad’ cholesterol in animal study
Microgreens are sprouting up everywhere from upscale restaurants to home gardens. They help spruce up old recipes with intense flavors and colors, and are packed with nutrients. Now testing has shown that for mice on a high-fat diet, red cabbage microgreens helped lower their risk factors for developing…
Curbed National
Google spins off self-driving car technology into new company Waymo
Waymo will partner with traditional carmakers to bring the technology into the commercial sphere For years, Google has been at the forefront of self-driving car technology, even designing its own adorably curvy, steering wheel-free vehicle in 2014. Yesterday, Google’s parent company Alphabet announced…
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Why ‘Hamilton Electors,’ Who Would Make Hillary Clinton President, Are as Dead as Their Namesake
Donald Trump’s surprise election has made the Electoral College a thing again. Sad Democrats and progressives, still looking for anyone and anything to blame besides their feckless candidate and the inept, celebrity-obsessed campaign she ran, are repeating their stages of grief from 2000, when Al Gore…
Ars Technica
Microsoft’s first Amazon Echo competitor will be available in 2017
YouTube, Windows A new short video gives us a sneak peek into Microsoft’s hardware plans to take on Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home. The company is partnering with audio giant Harman Kardon to debut what appears to be a cylindrical speaker device equipped with Cortana in 2017. The…
Mashable
U.S. Postal Service includes free augmented reality app with packages
The U.S. Postal Service wants to make gift giving just a little more magical. The postal service has released a free augmented reality smartphone app a la Pokémon Go, just with a little less competition and a little more holiday cheer.  In order to use the app, you need to buy one of the postal service’s…
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Mpow Now Makes $19 Wireless On-Ears Too
Mpow Thor Wireless Headphones, $19 with code SDURQZ2OMpow basically invented the sub-$20 Bluetooth earbud market, but it turns out they also make wireless on-ears, and you can get (or gift) a pair for just $19 today.Read more…
9to5Mac
Get prescription lenses for your Snapchat Spectacles for $29, no mail-in required
When Snapchat Spectacles were first announced, the question of prescription lenses came up early on for anyone that already wears glasses. The Spectacles seemed great, but wearing regular glasses underneath them would just be absurd. Snapchat’s recommendation was to consult an optician to get the lenses…
9to5Mac
Instagram adds bookmark feature, to privately save posts for later viewing
Instagram has today rolled out an update to its iOS, Android and Windows apps to allow you to bookmark posts for later viewing. more…Filed under: Apple
Scientific American Content: Global
Is Donald Trump Pushing More Scientists Towards Political Activism?
Researchers are reaching out to the US president-elect with science advice—and criticism — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Turfgrass research focuses on irrigation efficiency, drought tolerance
Subsurface drip irrigation is the newest method in turfgrass efficiency. Two projects will test these research findings: A subsurface drip irrigation system in several tee boxes at a golf course, and a city park, where a subsurface drip irrigation system has been installed on half of the park.
Cool Material
6 Robes Built for Winter Lounging
Something about the bathrobe brings to mind lazy Sunday mornings. Tossing one on, brewing some coffee, and leisurely flipping through a newspaper as the snow accumulates outside the door sounds pretty damn perfect to us. This winter, consider one of these men’s robes, each of which gets our stamp of…
Gizmodo
Here’s What Would Happen If a Giant Asteroid Struck the Ocean
Seventy percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water, meaning if we were unfortunate enough to be struck by an enormous asteroid, it’d probably make a big splash. A team of data scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory recently decided to model what would happen if an asteroid struck the sea. Despite…
Physics News
Engineers develop a new non-invasive method to detect infections in prostheses
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new non-invasive method to detect infections in prostheses used for amputees, as well as for knee, hip and other joint replacements. …
Mobile Magazine
America’s First Offshore Wind Farm with GE Turbines Signals the Start of America’s Path to Sustainable Energy
The United States uses an astounding amount of energy to tune of about 97 quadrillion BTU’s, or about 18% of the globe’s total energy consumption. This demand is only going to increase over time as consumer products become more dependent on electricity. The vast majority of the country’s energy consumption…
Mobile Magazine
Businesses are Going the Opposite Direction Under Trump to Fight the Energy Crisis
The Trump administration appears to be going in another direction on the issue of climate change with the appointment of climate change skeptic Scott Pruitt to head up the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a transition team led by, and filled with, fossil fuel interest persons. However, many…
Mobile Magazine
The Perfect Gift for Stylish Guys in Your Life
Finding the perfect gift for stylish guys isn’t that hard. Whether it’s for your husband, boyfriend, brother, cousin, close buddy, or work colleague, the days leading up to December 25 doesn’t have to be stressful. So to help save you time, we cobbled up a few good choices for holiday gifts, though you…
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