Indistinguishable from Magic 12/15

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DSPTCH creates a dad bag you’ll actually want to use
And they’ve designed a mini version for your little one.If there’s any one category that could use a little help when it comes to bags, it’s definitely the “dad bag.” DSPTCH’s Utility Ruck is a bag designed with versatility in mind and does it all with an aesthetic that you’ll be happy to lug around…
SlashGear
Facebook plans to launch original scripted, unscripted, and sports shows
Facebook plans to offer original content on its platform soon, the social network has revealed, the variety of which may include many genres and types, including sports-related video, game shows, and scripted shows. Details are still slight at this time, so we don’t have any ideas about what kind of…
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Early signs of Alzheimer’s detected in cerebrospinal fluid
Little is known about the role of the brain’s immune system in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have now found an early immune response in individuals with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s: their brain’s showed abnormal immune reactions as early as about seven years before the expected onset of…
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Scientists investigate cancer radiotherapy to make improvements
When tumors are treated with radiotherapy, the benefits can be hijacked by the treatment’s counteraction to trigger inflammation and dampen the body’s immune response, new research shows.
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Apple TV universal search now supports Netflix, HBO and more
As Apple continues to improve the one-stop streaming experience of Apple TV and its standalone TV app, the much-hyped universal search has finally added enough partners to make it a robust and useful feature. With a few updates this week, universal s…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Antacid for the atmosphere could cool down planet Earth
Geoengineering. You might know it as the dastardly scheme to bail out big polluters, a last-ditch effort to save humanity or a needlessly dangerous attempt to intervene in the Earth’s natural systems. In any case, swelling CO2 emissions and rising global temperatures mean that plenty of scientists…
Popular Science
Late-night comics could have a real impact on climate change denial
From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News It’s a serious problem, but a little laughter goes a long way Satirists are teaching TV audiences about science, technology and climate change.
TechCrunch
Researchers implant the first 3D-printed blood vessels into monkeys
 Scientists at Sichuan Revotek and the Regenerative Medicine Research Center of West China Hospital at Sichuan University have successfully embedded 3D-printed blood vessels into simian test subjects. The vessels, which are made of stem cell-based organic material, were a major breakthrough in vascular…
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Meet the voice of ‘Thunderbirds’, ‘Doctor Who’ and Apple’s 1984 ad – CNET
You might not know David Graham’s name, but you’ll certainly recognise his voice.
Digital Trends
Netflix projects earn an impressive 17 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations
Awards season is in full swing, with the major television and film organizations rolling out their nominees from the past year of projects and performances. The nominations for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were among those announced this week, and its pool of nominees offers an interesting…
Digital Trends
Fossil launches 3 hybrid smartwatches that work with your Android phone
Fossil is one of the companies that seem to have wholeheartedly embraced Android Wear — it has full Android Wear devices in the Q Founder, Q Wander, and Q Marshall — but it’s not done with smartwatches just yet. The company just launched three more “hybrid” smartwatches — watches that look and feel like…
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What happened to the most-wired town of the 1990s?
An experimental online community was ahead of its time, then the internet passed it by In August 2015, residents of Blacksburg, Virginia, received a message announcing that the end of their digital community was imminent. For over two decades, people had chatted, checked store hours, shared memories,…
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Vaccination increases family wealth, girls’ education
A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education. Researchers also found that when fewer cattle died from the fever, girls were more likely to attend…
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Computers can take social media data and make marketing personas
Computers may be able to group consumers into marketing segments in real time just by observing how they respond to online videos and other social media data, according to a team of researchers.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Nobel-winning economist Thomas Schelling dies at 95
Thomas Schelling, an economist who won a Nobel Prize for using game theory to explain nuclear strategy, has died, a colleague said Wednesday. He was 95.
BBC News – World
Philippines’ President Duterte: ‘If I can do it, why can’t you?’
Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted he personally killed criminal suspects as mayor of Davao.
Geek.com
Geek Deals: Save Over a Thousand Dollars on StackSocial’s White Hat Hacker Bundle
As concerned citizens of the internet, it’s our job to stay informed about hackers. “Black Hat” refers to both the terrible Michael Mann movie and the type of hacker who uses their tech-savvy […] The post Geek Deals: Save Over a Thousand Dollars on StackSocial’s White Hat Hacker Bundle appeared first…
Cool Hunting
Buy: Mini Trio Candle Set
Paying homage to NYC, LA and Miami—places they call home—The Standard tapped Maison Francis Kurkdjian to make mini candles named for each place. The LA candle evokes scents reminiscent of a hike in the hills, while the NYC one owes its profile to a…… Continue…
TechCrunch
Periscope sunk without Twitter’s wings
 Periscope is slipping beneath the waves. It’s steadily dropped from No. 23 on the overall iOS app charts in January to No. 441 this weekend. Now Twitter is pulling Periscope’s live streaming abilities into its own app, something it should have done from the start. Read More
Discover Magazine
Doomsday Preview: Supercomputer Simulates Asteroid Impacts
If, or perhaps when, an asteroid strikes the Earth, it will likely end up in Davy Jones’ locker. Our planet’s surface is 70 percent water by area, and an aquatic impact would create a sizable tidal wave that could do some serious damage if it hits a populated area. But apocalyptic visions of the…
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Docker open sources container runtime and management program containerd
Docker, with allies, Alibaba, AWS, Google, IBM and Microsoft are working on a new container runtime open-source project.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Runners’ brains may be more connected, research shows
Runners’ brains appear to have greater functional connectivity than non-runners’ brains, according to new research. MRI scans show that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to complex tasks such as playing a musical instrument.
Gizmodo
The State Of The PlayStation 4 In 2016
The PlayStation 4 evolved this year. Sony’s flagship console got a little bigger and a little more powerful, though its potential is as yet undertapped. It also got its very own VR headset, though that headset noticeably fails to match its PC counterparts. It’s not clear whether Sony has moved their…
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Backyard Room
Make more use of your home’s lot with a Backyard Room. Ranging in size from just over 5 to nearly 23 square meters, they can be configured as offices, pool…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
How-To Geek
How to Stop Windows 10’s Game DVR From Slowing Down Your PC Gameplay
Windows 10’s built-in Game DVR feature helps you record your gameplay, capture screenshots, and share them online. But it can interfere with your game’s performance, too. Background recording requires some of your GPU power, and some gamers will want all the GPU power they can get.Click Here to Continue…
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This 3-Time Kinja Co-Op Champion Speaker Set Is Cheaper Than Ever
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1, $110 with code JINGLEBELLSKlipsch’s ProMedia 2.1 speaker system is the only three-time winner in Kinja Co-Op history, and BuyDig’s taking $40 off the set today with promo code JINGLEBELLS. If you’re still using, say, your laptop’s built-in speakers, I can’t express how huge this…
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Seeds of the Innovative Mind | Kiel Berry | TEDxRotterdam
Kiel Berry wants us all to become Neo-Polymath. Going back in history, to the Renaissance. Becoming multitalented like Leonardo da Vinci. Therefore, he wants us to go back to our childhood and recover the seeds we planted early on but sometimes forgot to nurture in our adult lives. There is enough soil…
DudeIWantThat.com
Sip-N-Spoon Spoon Straw
No more Milk Manchu! Sip-N-Spoon, a plastic spoon with a built-in straw running through its handle, gives kids (and me, and maybe you) an alternative to the dribbles of a bowl-to-face encounter when drinking up that Froot-Loop-infused liquid goodness after the cereal is all gone. Or take a different…
Man of Many
Oakley’s Radar Pace Smart Eyewear has Launched in Australia
Introducing Radar Pace – an Oakley brand innovation that merges performance eyewear with smart technology to create a real-time, voice-activated coaching system designed to improve and enhance an athlete’s training and performance. Anyone can head outside and go for a run although Radar Pace is equipped…
PandoDaily
Of all the battles over self-driving cars, talent may be the hardest, most critical, and most expensive. Here’s why Uber doesn’t have the edge
That Uber announced “self-driving cars” are hitting San Francisco today isn’t a surprise. For one thing, CNET broke it earlier this week. For another, San Francisco residents have seen them driving around “gathering data” for a while. “Gathering data.” If those words don’t send a chill down your spine…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Innovations offer peek into the future of electronic devices (w/video)
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Nanocubes simplify printing and imaging in color and infrared
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Nanoparticles could be used to overcome treatment-resistant breast cancer
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists work to improve the lifecycle of materials (w/video)
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Revolutions in understanding the ionosphere, Earth’s interface to space
Far above Earth’s surface is a sea of particles that have been split into positive and negative ions by the suns harsh ultraviolet radiation called the ionosphere — this is Earth’s interface to space.
The Awesomer
2016 Movie Trailer Mashup
LinkYouTuber Sleepy Skunk presents their much-awaited movie trailer mashup. Trailers are getting better and better at making a movie seem leagues better than it really is, but this video reminds us that 2016 did have its share of great films, especially animated ones. More Awesome Stuff: Kingsglaive:…
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Close to Two Million Actual Voters Ignored the Presidential Race
We already know that one of the predictable consequences of having two unpopular major party candidates—Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton—led to poor voter turnout (when presented as a percentage of the voting population). One of the post-election “Why Clinton lost” narratives was that the campaign…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
TOP 10 art installations of 2016
whether they be public, permanently fixed, interactive, or informative, we take a look at 10 art installations that caught our eye in 2016. The post TOP 10 art installations of 2016 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
9to5Mac
Apple offering AirPods battery replacements for free under warranty, $49 without
Apple products may last a long time, but as we know, the batteries do not. For Macs, Apple provides a handy way to determine the battery’s cycle count, but for a product like the AirPods, that may not be possible. This means that when your AirPods batteries eventually degrade to a noticeable degree,…
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The best laptops and Windows tablets to gift or wish for this season
The holidays are prime time for replacing your computer hardware, whether that’s for gaming or general use. Since we’ve already well-covered the ideal gifts for gaming on the PC, let’s highlight this year’s general laptops or tablets that are sure to either fill your giftee with glee or make it onto…
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How hearing ‘twist my arm’ engages the brain
Listening to metaphors involving arms or legs loops in a region of the brain responsible for visual perception of those body parts, scientists have discovered. More evidence for ‘grounded cognition’: the idea that comprehension of abstract concepts in the brain is built upon concrete experiences.
Mashable
These lawmakers want to make sure you can’t have an abortion — so we asked if they ever had one. Here’s how they responded.
Lawmakers who are passionate about legislation that makes it nearly impossible for women to obtain a legal abortion, it turns out, are not interested in discussing their own experiences with contraception and ending a pregnancy. They want to legislate the most personal choice a woman can make — and yet,…
Slashdot
AT&T’s DirecTV Now Plagued With Outages and Sports Blackouts
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Barely two weeks after ATT launched DirecTV Now, the online streaming service’s customers have already been hit by multiple outages, unexpected blackouts of live local sports games, and missing channels. There was an outage of about three hours last…
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Google just dodged a privacy lawsuit by scanning your emails a tiny bit slower
Yesterday, Google tentatively agreed to a series of changes in the way it collects data from Gmail, as part of a proposed settlement in Northern California District Court. If the court approves the settlement, Google will eliminate any collection of advertising-specific data before an email is accessible…
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GM shares fall on reports of antitrust penalty in China
A Chinese state-run newspaper reported Wednesday that the government will penalize an unidentified U.S. automaker soon for alleged anti-competitive behavior. With signs pointing to General Motors, shares of the Detroit company fell 2 percent.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study models tsunami risk for Florida and Cuba
While the Caribbean is not thought to be at risk for tsunamis, a new study by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science indicates that large submarine landslides on the slopes of the Great Bahama Bank have generated tsunamis in the past and could…
ArchDaily
Grimshaw Designs Masterplan and Start-up Incubator in Bristol
Courtesy of Grimshaw Working with developer Skanska, Grimshaw has designed a master plan for Bristol Temple Square in Bristol, England, that will contain a new start-up incubator and co-working space known as Engine Shed 02. The development will serve as an activated public area linking the…
Gizmodo
Hollywood Has Been Sitting on a Lin-Manuel Miranda Animated Musical for Six Years 
This story is almost too crazy to be true. We all know Lin-Manuel Miranda. He’s multiple award-winning genius behind Hamilton who helped write songs for Moana and now has several projects in the works with Disney. Well, it turns out he already worked on an animated musical called Vivo, but Hollywood…
Ars Technica
Dealmaster: Get a Dell XPS Tower desktop with Core i7 processor for $729
Greetings Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at Dell, we have a number of great deals to share. Today, we’re featuring Dell desktops and notebooks—in particular we have a great deal on an XPS Tower PC with an Intel Core i7 CPU, Windows 10 Pro, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive for just $729. Aside…
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Trump Meets With Silicon Valley Leaders, Fed Raises Interest Rates, U.N. Ends Wonder Woman Ambassadorship: P.M. Links
Donald Trump met with Silicon Valley leaders today, telling them he wants to help them “do well.” Elon Musk and the CEO of Uber will be among those advising Trump as part of his Strategic and Policy Forum. Twitter is unlikely to get a Trump bump, despite the president-elect’s prolific use of the service….
Big Think
Researchers Find the 1st Possible Negative Side Effect of Marijuana Use in Adults
Brain blood flow in those with cannabis use disorder was found to be significantly restricted.   Read More
Macworld
Podcast 538: Ermagherd ErrPerrrds
It’s a holiday miracle—AirPods are finally available to order, although shipping estimates have already slid to about six weeks, bah humbug. Macworld’s review should post next Monday. Elsewhere, Susie’s incredibly excited about the single sign-on feature for Apple TV, since it’s given her access to…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Zika antibodies from infected patient thwart infection in mice
Researchers have identified neutralizing antibodies against Zika virus from an infected patient that fully protected mice from infection, adding to the current arsenal of antibodies in development for much needed antiviral therapies and vaccines.
TechCrunch
Ashley Madison settles with the FTC over online dating hack
 More than a year after its total privacy meltdown, Ashley Madison will settle up. After news emerged that the company was subject to an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, the company now faces a $17.5 million settlement as a result of the multi-state investigation. Lucky for Ruby Corp.,…
Joe’s Daily
Top 5 Benefits of SSD
I remember the first time I upgraded my computer’s hard drive from a spinning hard disk to a Solid State Disk (SSD). It was as if I supercharged the engine in my car. Needless to say it was life changing. Before jumping into my top 5 benefits of having an SSD, you might want to know what exactly an…
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How Soil Moisture Can Help Predict Power Outages Caused by Hurricanes
In the days before Hurricane Matthew, researchers used satellite maps of soil moisture to help forecast where the power would go out along the East Coast.At the American Geophysical Union meeting this week, they report that their method worked with 91 percent accuracy.
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Homeless World Cup | Lisa Wrightsman | TEDxSacramentoSalon
Lisa shares her journey from Division I soccer athlete to the Homeless World Cup via a jail cell. Lisa, a former Division I and semi-pro soccer player, is the founder and current Director and Coach of Street Soccer USA’s Sacramento Lady Salamanders. Her work to serve as a catalyst for change has been…
Mashable
Donald Trump and Peter Thiel have a secret handshake, I guess
President-elect Trump held a meeting with several tech leaders in Trump Tower today, during which he did a squeeze-shake-pat-pat secret handshake with advisor and Facebook board member Peter Thiel. Thiel, worth an estimated $2.7 billion, funded Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker and once said, “If…
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The Untold Story of Our Nation’s 1st Climate Change Migrants | Sandra Maina | TEDxSaintThomas
Sandra will narrate the tragedy of the tribal community Isle de Jean Charles. Using her first-account experiences with this south Louisiana tribe, Sandra will illustrate how moving a village takes a village, one of the lessons in climate change adaptation our nation can learn from the plight of Isle…
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Fourth World Nation Building | Sandra Kwak | TEDxSFState
From 1st world problems to 3rd world problems, humanity struggles to combat climate change with sustainable solutions. Sandra Kwak, CEO of 10Power works as a sustainability expert to bring renewable energy to the developing world. In this talk, Sandra discusses building a 4th world nation by implementing…
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Confessions of a Hackathon Addict | Chris Chan | TEDxSFState
Meritocracy, diversity, and spite driven development are three of the cultural values that Chris Chan tries to instill in his hackathon teams. It has helped him win the most hackathons at Yahoo, he currently holds 13 out of 16 he has participated in. Chris Chan is a hacker at Yahoo. He is best known…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Switching to daylight saving time may lead to harsher legal sentences
Judges in the United States tend to give defendants longer sentences the day after switching to daylight saving time compared with other days of the year, according to new research.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Gesturing can boost children’s creative thinking
Encouraging children to use gestures as they think can help them come up with more creative ideas, according to new research.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Elusive half-quantum vortices in a superfluid
Researchers have discovered half-quantum vortices in superfluid helium. This vortex is a topological defect, exhibited in superfluids and superconductors, which carries a fixed amount of circulating current. These objects originally predicted to exist in superfluid helium in 1976. The discovery will…
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Technology communication: Worries through information?
In democratic societies, it is considered an obligation of researchers and politicians to inform the public about modern technologies and their potential risks. Researchers recently found that information about technologies and their risks may have undesired side effects. It may also cause worries where…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Southern elephant seals may adjust their diving behavior to stay in prey patches
When southern elephant seals find dense patches of prey, they dive and return to the surface at steeper angles, and are more sinuous at the bottom of a dive, according to a new study.
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Repeated Anesthesia Exposure Could Hurt Young Brains, FDA Warns
The agency will require new warnings on medication labels — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
SlashGear
This Mercedes self-typing AI typewriter feels like real magic
As experiments with artificial intelligence go, making a magical typewriter that collaborates on fairy tales probably wouldn’t be your first idea. That’s just what Mercedes Benz have made, however, as part of a demonstration of the power of AI. The result is both very “Harry Potter” and very cool. It’s…
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Two teens built this Lego robot to sign Christmas cards for them
Christmas card writing sucks (or so I’m told — I’ve going to be honest and admit that I’ve never actually written a Christmas card in my life). But, you know what would make things better? Robots. Robots make everything better! And the only way to improve on a card-writing robot, of course, would be…
Lifehacker
The Key to Expanding Your Cooking Repertoire Is Meal Variations
If you’re tired of having the same meals over and over, you don’t need to learn how to make completely new dishes to shake things up. All you need is a few variations of what you already know.Not everybody has the time to experiment with a bunch of recipes in the kitchen. That’s why Ina Garten, of Barefoot…
Kinja Co-Op
Bestsellers: Instant Pot Pressure Cookers
Instand Pot IP-DUO60, $69Instant Pot’s versatile pressure cookers have been a hit with our readers, particularly over the past year, and it’s easy to see why.Read more…
National Geographic News
Turning an Ancient Form of Art Into New Income
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Watch the Bizarre Moment a Snake Plays Dead
CNET News.com
Brave gets first partner in push for privacy-protecting ads – CNET
The browser maker’s deal with Bitcoin info site CoinDesk is a step toward Brave’s and those looking for an internet free of intrusive ads.
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Instagram’s new feature makes it more like Pinterest – CNET
Now you can bookmark your favorite photos and videos to come back to later.
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Watch Stephen Hawking and ‘Star Trek’ cast use intellect to find cat – CNET
Commentary: It’s a short movie in which Simon Pegg’s cat and Keanu Reeves make an appearance. And Stephen Hawking gets the best lines.
Digital Trends
HP Sure Start technology protects new EliteBook notebooks at deepest level
Alex Cho, vice president and general manager of HP’s Commercial PC division, talked in a recent blog about the latest security innovations in its “Elite” notebooks for the commercial sector. These devices promise to provide a deep level of security to not only protect the hardware, but the end-user’s…
Digital Trends
Star Trek-style tractor beam is key component in futuristic microscope setup
What is the best way for scientists to study things like blood cells, algae, and bacteria up close and personal? If your answer involves putting a sample of it on a glass slide and then looking at it under a microscope, move over gramps because there is now a more exciting, high-tech way of doing it!…
Digital Trends
Spread package-sending holiday cheer with new USPS augmented reality app
Pokémon Go may have kick-started the augmented reality trend in smartphone games, but it’s not the only app to use the technique. The latest to join the trend? The United States Postal Service. The USPS has just launched a new app aimed at building “excitement between senders and recipients of gifts”…
Gadget Review
Best Huawei Honor 8 Deal to Date & $100 Bonus on VR Headsets in Deals
Best Huawei Honor 8 Deal to Date & $100 Bonus on VR Headsets in Deals Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The Huawei Honor 8 Cell Phone is one of the most popular mid-priced Unlocked cell phones released in late 2016. Today B&H Photo has bested their Black Friday offering. Not only is…
io9
Protagonists Suck
You know what the worst part of most traditional stories is? The protagonist. Protagonists are never the best part of anything. This is why ensembles were invented. Protagonists are like… walls. They’re functional, and you can decorate them a little bit, but it’s the rare wall that really grabs your…
Slashdot
India Just Flew Past Us In the Race To E-Cash
New submitter mirandakatz writes: Since India’s prime minister banned 86 percent of the rupee notes in circulation last month, citizens have been waiting in hours-long lines for ATMs. But these circumstances have also created an unexpected progression: a burgeoning cashless economy. At Backchannel, Lauren…
Computerworld
Microsoft sets Windows 10 PC requirements for tethered VR headsets
Microsoft’s sending a strong message: You don’t need high-end hardware to plug most VR headsets into PCs. The company has established a modest set of minimum hardware requirements for upcoming VR headsets to be used with PCs. Microsoft believes mixed reality is the future of computing and wants to…
Curbed National
Stunning modern house in Brazil’s rain forest has cozy sunken living room, green roof
Absolutely gorgeous What brilliant person would have ever thought to place a conversation pit in a house set in the jungle? That would be the folks at Studio MK27, the São Paulo-based firm led by Marcio Kogan behind the Ramp House and a penthouse lined with bookshelves. Though it’s more of a conversation…
Mashable
How Oculus could revive the 3D-printing revolution that never happened
The last thing anyone expected from virtual reality was the ability to create things that can live in the real world, but that’s exactly what Oculus delivered last week with the release of Oculus Medium.  Although we’ve shown how the app allows you to sculpt in VR — in the same vein as Google’s paint-in-midair…
Talks at Google
Andy Cohen: “Challenge Your Assumptions, Change Your World” | Talks at Google
Andy Cohen is a popular and recognized TEDx speaker, author and international thought leader with a degree in experimental psychology. This talk focuses on the hidden assumptions that people make that affecting their personal and professional lives. How many assumptions do Googlers, for example, make…
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Being denied an abortion could be more traumatic than getting one
Women who receive abortions experience less short-term anxiety and low self-esteem than women who are denied them, according to a new study. This is consistent with previous findings that the vast majority of women who receive abortions feel relief. And it’s another nail in the coffin of the tired misconception…
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“What Exactly is Dark Matter Anyway?” | Richard Galvez | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity
Have you ever wondered what the Universe is made of? Or, what material substance fills our entire Universe? In this talk, Richard Galvez leads a thought experiment illustrating the modern conundrum that is Dark Matter: the invisible material that represents the overwhelming majority of the matter in…
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Learning Disability in Higher Education… | Lexie Garrity | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity
Learning Disability in Higher Education and the Professor Student Relationship The professor-student relationship in higher education may be one of mentorship, trust, and academia. In order to strive for this valuable relationship, we must adjust to the diverse population of students in higher education,…
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Why fitness is more important than weight | Leanne Spencer | TEDxWandsworth
In her talk, Leanne will argue that striving for a perfect, skinny appearance is not the answer to obesity. Instead, the focus should be on functional fitness and incorporating exercise in our daily lives for all the benefits it brings, not just weight management. Leanne Spencer is an entrepreneur,…
Gizmodo
Godzilla 2 and Pacific Rim: Maelstrom Now Have New Titles
They are Godzilla: King of Monsters and Pacific Rim: Uprising, respectively. But while Pacific Rim: I Bet They’ll Change This Again’s new title is a bit boring, there’s some delightful backstory to Godzilla 2’s.Read more…
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Incredibly thin Arctic sea ice shocks researchers
Rare winter expedition near northern Norway finds weak ice that is increasingly vulnerable to storms.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21163
Gear Patrol
The 2017 Ford Raptor Will Destroy Any Terrain in Its Path
Ford completely redesigned their Raptor pickup to be many magnitudes more badass in every way. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Are You Buying the Right Cuts of Steak?
Skip the fillet. Ask for chuck eye instead, and make sure it’s well marbled. …Read More »
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California Governor Says His State Will Be a Sanctuary for Science Under Trump
“We’ve got the scientists, we’ve got the lawyers, we are ready to fight!” A pugnacious speech filled the conference hall this morning at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting in San Francisco where Governor of California Edmund Gerald “Jerry” Brown called upon the climate scientists of the world…
Mashable
MashReads Podcast: ‘Cat’s Cradle’ is the absurdist book we should all read
Sometimes we just need a little bit of whimsical existentialism in our lives. That’s why this week on the MashReads Podcast, we read and discuss Kurt Vonnegut’s book Cat’s Cradle, a novel that defies description partially because of how absurd the plot is. The book follows a journalist, John — or Jonah,…
The Manual
This Winter’s 10 Best Parkas for Braving the Cold
Before winter takes it grip, you need a coat that will help you brave the frigid air. The post This Winter’s 10 Best Parkas for Braving the Cold appeared first on The Manual.
Gizmodo
Trump Team Walks Back on That Crazy Survey It Sent to the Department of Energy
Image: GettyLast week, the transition team of the President-elect sent a survey to the Department of Energy asking for a list of staff members who have worked on climate change policies. On Monday, the department told Trump, in essence, to fuck off. Trump is now backing down.Read more…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Electronic body hair may increase robots’ sensitivity
We’ve already seen several versions of touch-sensitive “electronic skin,” that could be used to bring tactile sensation to robotic or prosthetic limbs. Most of these have focused either on the skin itself, or what lies beneath. Scientists from China’s Harbin Institute of Technology, however,…
DiscoveryNews
There’s Only One Aphrodisiac According To Science
There’s Only One Aphrodisiac According To Science
Mashable
New photo shows swirling storms ripping through Jupiter’s clouds
Jupiter is a stormy world with turbulent gas and an ever-changing array of visible tempests swirling in the huge planet’s clouds.  Eight of those storms are now swirling on Jupiter, and some of them stand out in great detail in a new photo released by NASA this week taken by the agency’s Juno spacecraft…
Mashable
Tour the Wi-Fi enabled smart home of tomorrow, that you can totally buy today
Smartphone. Smart watch. Smart TV. We expect intelligence from all of our personal electronics—but our homes are largely behind the curve. We leave notes on the refrigerator for each other and prematurely return home to check whether we closed the garage door, so why don’t we just communicate with smoke…
Curbed National
‘Supermarket of the Future,’ with augmented reality, opens in Milan
Lots and lots of screens Carlo Ratti, designer, MIT professor, and author of the book, The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life, is brimming with ideas about how data-driven tech can change our world. One of them, the concept of a smart, interactive supermarket,…
Uncrate
Project Utopia
Part vessel, part island, part sci-fi fever dream, Project Utopia is, as the name suggests, an envisioning of a perfect place to live. Set on four legs that support the…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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BMW invests in VR-based professional training company – Roadshow
It would likely be used to enhance both internal and external experiences, like manufacturing and sales.
Digital Trends
Sling TV gets more movies with Fandor Festival, and more channels from Starz
Since its launch, Dish’s live TV streaming service Sling TV service has continued to add channels at a fairly steady clip, and that pace is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. Today the service announced that it was bringing even more channels for movie fans with the addition of Fandor Festival…
Digital Trends
Lockheimer says Google Assistant will unite ChromeOS and Android
Google Assistant is coming to ChromeOS. It’s unsurprising, as Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said the company’s vision is to bring Assistant everywhere, but we now have official confirmation. In an interview with the Telegraph, Android and ChromeOS chief Hiroshi Lockheimer says the two operating systems will…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study of olivine provides new data set for understanding plate tectonics
Plate tectonics, the idea that the surface of the Earth is made up of plates that move apart and come back together, has been used to explain the locations of volcanoes and earthquakes since the 1960s.
Fast Company
Ever Wonder How You Would Hack It As a Temp?
This immersive theater gives you a chance to experience a narrative through Temping.
BBC News – World
Man held at JFK airport over largest US financial cyber-hacking
The FBI arrests a man charged with the largest cyber-attack of financial firms in US history.
SlashGear
Project Fi airport ‘Travel Trolley’ lures subscribers with goodies
Project Fi subscribers can grab some travel goodies if they happen to be passing through the San Jose Airport. Google calls the vending machine a ‘Travel Trolley,’ which itself is plastered with the Project Fi logo and a style akin to the Project Fi website. The items are free, but only if you have a…
Dornob
Plugin House: Built for $10K in One Day With Nothing But a Hex Key
Can a house that costs just $10,000 be comfortable, durable, spacious and safe? What if…
Latest news
Don’t like Evernote’s new privacy policy? Here are five free alternatives
Now that Evernote will allow humans to sift through your data, it might be time to jump to a different provider.
Ars Technica
Slack’s top engineer suggests that Google do “blind assessments” for hiring
Enlarge / Leslie Miley, center, is the head of engineering at Slack. Nancy Lee, third from left, is Google’s head of diversity. (credit: Cyrus Farivar) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—It’s one thing to say that Silicon Valley needs to do better in terms of diversity hiring. It’s another thing to do so literally…
Geek.com
Here’s Why Cats Go Crazy Over Laser Pointers
If you’ve ever pointed a laser pointer at the ground in front of your cat, you’ve probably been privy to the hilarity that ensues. They can’t give it up. Sometimes dogs get in […] The post Here’s Why Cats Go Crazy Over Laser Pointers appeared first on Geek.com.
The Wirecutter
The Best Laser Printer
After nearly 250 hours of research and testing over the past few years, we’ve found that the best choice for an affordable laser printer right now is the Brother HL-L2340DW. Among the dozens of laser printers we’ve looked at, the L2340DW is one of the most economical and least frustrating printers you…
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Chefs as Addicts: Why Being Addicted to Work Could Be a Good Thing | Ric Orlando | TEDxAlbany
Ric explains the types of addiction that many chefs must deal with during their career. The story takes us from the dark side of addition to risk to the light of being addicted to love and the brain chemistry that makes it possible. Ric Orlando brings an inspired blend of lust for life, outspoken passion…
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Chase One Rabbit: The Power of Small Wins | Philip Kim | TEDxAlbany
My talk is based off a Confucian saying: “If you chase both rabbits, you catch neither.” Brain research has shown there is a limited amount of resources, energy, and willpower that we as humans can devote to a task. Once that energy is depleted, it becomes harder to maintain self-control, resolve,…
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AI & Design | Nitzan Hermon | TEDxAlbany
Thinking about the journey of AI and IA (intelligence augmentation) since the 60s and the future of design for human machine augmentation Nitzan Hermon is an art director, creative technologist and researcher. He is an alumni of the first ever museum-led incubator, New INC – and currently researching…
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Data. Research. Patients. The Future of Cannabinoid Medicine | John Valvalo | TEDxAlbany
John discusses the future of medical cannabis with a particular focus on the interconnectability of patient monitoring and data collection as it relates to the translation of the data to cutting edge pharmaceutical research and development. John Vavalo is the founder and CEO of Terradiol, a highly diverse…
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Mobility and Accessibility: Prioritizing Paratransit in New York | Jaqi Cohen | TEDxAlbany
Public transit has the ability to serve as a city’s great equalizer- it connects communities. Yet for many, particularly for those who rely on paratransit options, mass transit systems are exclusionary. In my talk, I will argue why prioritizing paratransit can serve to benefit all New Yorkers. Jaqi…
Big Think
Did Religion Help Our Brains Evolve?
A recent study in neurotheology states religious experiences might have helped our brain evolve. Read More
Architizer
Indoor Urbanism: Sky’s New Headquarters in London is Devised as an Interior Cityscape
British architecture studio AL_A, with PLP and HASSELL, has just completed Sky Central, the latest addition to British broadcasting company Sky’s campus headquarters in Osterley, West London. Amanda Levete’s addition offers a new office space meant to combine the corporate and creative sides…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
10 countries with the most protected areas
The World Bank crunched the numbers and ranked the globe’s countries to see who has the most – and the least – amount of land designated as protected.
Newswise: SciNews
Gonzaga Engineering Students’ Research Helps Advance Cars of Future
SPOKANE, Wash. – The future is now for a dozen Gonzaga University senior engineering students who are gaining hands-on research experience with “connected vehicles.” The technology is expected to form a high-tech communication infrastructure that will enhance traffic safety and improve the effectiveness…
Newswise: SciNews
The University of Texas at El Paso Partners with Watershed for Innovative Engineering Class
The University of Texas at El Paso and Watershed, an idea foundry created by Fountainhead Investment Partners, concluded a public-private pilot class in the mechanical engineering department with final student presentations on Dec. 8
WIRED
The US Doesn’t Want Drone Deliveries—So Amazon Took Them to England
As Amazon takes off in the UK, strict rules bar similar moves in American skies. The post The US Doesn’t Want Drone Deliveries—So Amazon Took Them to England appeared first on WIRED.
Gizmodo
The Best iOS Camera App Updated for the iPhone 7 Plus’ Dual Camera
Image: GizmodoCamera+ is one of the best photo apps for iOS and now it’s even better because it supports the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual camera as well as support for taking and editing RAW photos.Read more…
Curbed National
6 tips for wrapping the perfect present
The essential guide for holiday wrapping There are two types of people during the holidays: people who use gift bags and people who wrap presents. And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with a festive gift bag, carefully wrapped presents under a tree or next to a menorah just look great. That being…
The Verge – All Posts
You can preorder Lucid’s 1,000-horsepower EV right now
Lucid Motors has unveiled its 1,000-horsepower, 400-mile range, Model S-fighting electric sedan. It’s called the Lucid Air and early versions will run north of $100,000 (exact pricing will be disclosed later), with available 100kWh and 130kWh battery packs. Naturally, there are long-range radar, cameras…
Popular Science
The best camera and photo gear of the year
Gadgets Hand-selected by the editors of Popular Photography Throughout the year the editors at Popular Photography examine, evaluate, and test a ton of equipment, then make careful note of the products that can help make your…
Ars Technica
RIAA, newspapers ask Trump to limit fair use, toughen copyright
(credit: Stockmonkeys.com) President-elect Donald Trump is meeting today with some of Silicon Valley’s top business leaders. Ahead of that meeting, content companies sent letters letting Trump know that they’re hoping to see some changes to copyright laws in the near future—changes that technology…
TechSpot
Broadcast live video directly from within the Twitter app
The social media platform says the feature is “powered” by Periscope, its standalone livestreaming app. If we’re being real, let’s just go ahead and say it – this is is likely the beginning of the end for Periscope.
Reason.com Full Feed
Did Trump Absorb Any Libertarian Lessons on Foreign Policy? Q&A With Sen. Rand Paul
John Bolton is “an unrepentant advocate of the Iraq War” says Sen. Rand Paul, who’s failed to learn that when America topples governments, invariably we end up with something “worse than what we had.” In our latest podcast interview, the Kentucky Republican talks about why Bolton—the rumored nominee…
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Black Lives Matter site faced over 100 attacks in half a year
When you launch protests in the modern era, you don’t just have to worry about aggressive responses on the streets… you have to worry about your online presence, too. Deflect Labs has determined that Black Lives Matter’s official website was subjec…
Digital Trends
The ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Honest Trailer is oddly adoring of the Star Wars favorite
We’ve come to expect the videos in Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers to be full of mockery and criticism, but we got a surprise in the series’ take on Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back. The latest Honest Trailer makes a few hilarious jabs, but mostly, it is uncharacteristically complimentary….
Digital Trends
SnapSkan speed bumps will scan your tires, tell you when they’re bald
Way too many drivers are unaware of the condition of their tires. That’s a major problem because degraded tires with low tread depth makes a car far more prone to aquaplaning, while also increasing its braking distance — making it more dangerous for both the driver and other road users alike. That’s…
Digital Trends
Microsoft puts another nail in Adobe Flash’s coffin with its browser plans
Remember Adobe Flash? Well, it’s still around, mostly in ads or other interactive content here and there. It’s still important for browsers to support, despite the advent of HTML5 which has since become the dominant method of delivering dynamic content. Microsoft has not forgotten about Flash and in…
Digital Trends
Samsung could make its Cloud feature accessible on the PC in 2017
Samsung entered the cloud storage market with Samsung Cloud earlier this year when it released its Galaxy Note 7. The service basically allows you to back up and restore your files and apps without needing to ever plug your phone into your computer. The only issue with it? It’s only accessible on Samsung…
DigsDigs
Out-Of-The-Ordinary Mirrors and Lights
Striking again with out-of the-ordinary products, London based Nir Meiri studio unveils its mirror and lighting collections  — entitled ‘PairOfMirrors’ and ‘Black Swan’. For each, the final design explores an innovative play on traditional furniture and home objects. In the ‘PairofMirrors’ collection,…
Ars Technica
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication rule finally proposed by the government
(credit: US Department of Transportation) Nearly three years after it was first mooted, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Tuesday that will mandate vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication systems in all new cars and trucks. Once the rule…
Next Big Future
Nvidia’s $129000 170 TeraFlop minisupercomputer for Artificial Intelligence
Early customers of Nvidia’s DGX-1, which combines machine-learning software with eight of the chip maker’s highest-end graphics processing units (GPUs), say the system lets them train their analytical models faster, enables greater experimentation, and could facilitate breakthroughs in science, health…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Man-flu is real: Viruses can evolve to affect men and women differently
Do men experience more severe symptoms than women when infected with the same virus? Recent studies have suggested that man flu is actually a thing – men are more vulnerable to the influenza virus due to having higher levels of testosterone and the fact that women are protected by estrogen,…
Lifehacker
Use Game Theory to “Win” a White Elephant Gift Exchange
The holidays are about getting the most awesome presents possible—and giving them too, I guess. But if you want to snatch up the best item at a white elephant gift exchange, use this strategy.White elephant, or Yankee swap as it’s known by some and in that one episode of The Office, is a gift-giving…
Fast Company
Recovery Efforts Stalled, Chipotle Faces Challenges That Go Well Beyond Food Safety
Almost a year after publicly apologizing for food-safety lapses, the company announced the departure of its co-CEO Monty Moran on Monday. Almost a year after publicly apologizing for food-safety lapses, the company announced the departure of its co-CEO Monty Moran on Monday.Almost…
Fast Company
Here’s What John Legend Has To Say About Criminal Justice Reform
John Legend shares his personal experience of his mother’s incarceration, and what he thinks could help solve criminal injustice.
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Wireless Charging Company Energous Partners With Apple Supplier Dialog
Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor recently made a $10 million investment in Energous, a company that’s developing long-range wireless charging techniques and has been rumored to be working with Apple in the past, reports Fast Company. According to Energous CEO Steve Rizzone, going forward, all Energous…
Ars Technica
Report: “Crooked Hillary” emoji refusal kept Twitter out of Trump’s tech meetup
Enlarge / President-Elect Donald Trump and his team met with high-profile Silicon Valley execs in New York City today. Pictured are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg alongside Trump and Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence. (credit: Getty Images | Drew Angerer)…
Mashable
Justin Trudeau invites children’s hospital patients to advance screening of ‘Rogue One’
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau went to see Rogue One on Tuesday, and — because this is an outing at the movies, after all — he invited some friends. Twenty patients from the Children’s Hospital of Ontario sat with Trudeau at the special advance screening, where they all got to see Felicity Jones,…
Discover Magazine
Eat, Sleep, Repeat: Crowdsourcing The Data Of A Baby’s Typical Day
By Kaitlin Vortherms For many new parents, trying to figure out what a baby needs can feel like taking care of a tiny alien. It doesn’t speak your language and yet you have to figure out what it needs to stay alive. And while there is no shortage of advice about how to manage your child’s eating…
TechCrunch
Photojournalists demand encryption, Light is giving it to them
 Against the backdrop of falling bombs in Aleppo, the Freedom of the Press Foundation sent an open letter to executives at major camera companies asking them to take responsibility for the lack of encryption on today’s devices. Legacy manufacturers don’t currently offer encryption, which, in certain…
VentureBeat
Satya Nadella brought his Surface Pen to the Trump tech meeting
Today President-Elect Donald Trump is holding a meeting with technology industry figureheads. Tesla’s Elon Musk, Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Alphabet’s Larry Page, Oracle’s Safra Catz, IBM’s Ginni Rometty, and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg are in attendance, along with Silicon Valley investor and Trump…
VentureBeat
Blockchain adoption moving quite a bit faster than expected, study indicates
Twelve percent of big businesses may have already deployed blockchain projects, if you buy into the results of a Deloitte survey released yesterday. The anonymous online survey, conducted November 14 through December 1, reached 522 senior executives at organizations with $500 million or more in annual…
VentureBeat
Why AI needs security (and vice versa)
GUEST: The next stage of evolution for AI is democratization. That means making it available to businesses of all sizes, and not just to companies like Microsoft, Google or Apple. The opportunity in front of us is using AI to transform how we operate our businesses, no matter the size or industry. Contemporary…
VentureBeat
Astro’s A50 is the smartest wireless gaming headset you can buy
REVIEW: Astro has proven once again why it is the go-to headset brand for so many gamers. The company has launched the third generation of its Astro A50 wireless headset. This is a $300 audio system that comes with a base station and works with either the PC and Xbox One or PC and PlayStation 4, depending…
VentureBeat
Facebook is testing suggested responses in its M assistant
Facebook Messenger rolled out a new feature today that’s powered by M, its AI-powered virtual assistant. The new feature, called M Suggestions, appears in chat conversations to suggest a response based on the topic of conversation. So if someone asks “Where are you?” M detects the intent and suggests…
Slashdot
Microsoft Xbox One and Windows 10 Getting Dolby Atmos Surround Sound
BrianFagioli quotes a report from BetaNews: When people think of the technology behind video games and movies, they often just focus on the visuals. True, when creating an immersive experience, the video is probably the most important aspect from a technological perspective. With that said, audio quality…
TechCrunch
Adding encryption to cameras won’t solve photojournalists’ problems
 When the Freedom of the Press Foundation published an open letter to Canon, encouraging the company to implement encryption features into its cameras, it missed the point. Yes, encryption per se is a great idea, but when dodging bullets in war zones, gravity friction-lock batons in tin-pot dictatorships…
Brain Pickings
The Invention of Empathy: Rilke, Rodin, and the Art of “Inseeing”
How a doctor, a philosopher, a poet, and a sculptor co-created the modern concept of empathy. Empathy, an orientation of spirit decidedly different from sympathy, has become central to our moral universe. We celebrate it as the hallmark of a noble spirit, a pillar of social justice, and the gateway…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : Star Wars Imperial Matchbook Tee
Express yourself. It’s a rough life being a Stormtrooper. You’re constantly ordered around by your superiors. You’re at risk of being Force-choked by Darth Vader at any moment. But the worst part? You’re always surrounded by other Stormtroopers who look just like you. $19.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Clothing : N7 Armor Stripe Socks
These are my favorite socks in the Citadel. Add these to the N7 standard uniform and you might earn some of those relationship points you’ve been so desperately trying to get. No promises, but it’s worth a shot. $7.99
Digital Trends
A smartphone camera just shot Sports Illustrated’s latest cover
Appearing on the December cover of Sports Illustrated  was a dream come true for former football player and current Hollywood star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — but the image also marks a rite of passage for smartphone photography. The cover, shot by Michael LeBrecht, is the magazine’s first cover photo…
TechCrunch
A tale of two Amazon deliveries
 A jovial middle-aged man pokes the order button on a touchscreen from the comfort of his armchair. Minutes later he’s ambling through the bucolic Cambridgeshire countryside at the bottom of his garden to pluck a parcel from the ground. It’s his Amazon delivery materializing like manna from heaven… Read…
Curbed National
Senior housing: How a surging older population will impact U.S. homes
A new Harvard report lays out the wide-reaching impact of a coming upswing in senior homeowners Baby Boomers have spent decades impacting and re-shaping the U.S. economy, and show no signs of slowing down as they enter their golden years. That’s especially true when it comes to the housing market, according…
The Awesomer
GeoCubes
Price: $33+  | Buy | LinkYouTuber brusspup showcases a mesmerizing geometric toy. Designed by Andreas Hoenigschmid, a GeoCube can be transformed into 64 different shapes and combined with other GeoCubes. It’s made of cardboard, magnets and industrial tape. More Awesome Stuff: Flexo Building Brick…
Mashable
Instead of giving tickets, this police department is asking for toys for children in need
This Texas police department is handling traffic offenses a little differently this holiday season. Instead of handing out citations, the Godley Police Department is issuing notes asking citizens to voluntarily bring an unwrapped toy to the station for a child in need. (That doesn’t mean you can drive…
BBC News – World
Spanish police arrest 200 Chinese nationals in €16m fraud
Police in Spain arrest more than 200 Chinese nationals in a fraud investigation, officials say.
Lifehacker
Remains of the Day: You Can Now Bookmark Posts on Instagram
Instagram just added a new way to save your favorite photos so that you can peruse all the best pics from your feed whenever you’d like. Maybe I just want to collect your best brunch pics in one place. Don’t judge me. That and more in today’s news.Read more…
Mashable
Marvel drops comic book covers inspired by Jay Z and Kanye West
Hip-hop and comic books have had a very close relationship over the decades, and once again, Marvel has taken that connection to another level with its ongoing series that transposes characters onto iconic rap album covers.    Some of today’s most lauded rappers—Jay Z, Kanye West and Vic Mensa—were…
BBC News – World
Yemen: ‘I wanted to fly and escape bombing’
The BBC’s Nawal al-Maghafi takes a look at the impact of US support for the Saudis in the Yemen conflict.
Mises Institute
Even After Rate Hike, People Still Don’t Believe the Fed
A A Tags The FedU.S. EconomyHome | Feed | Blog.rssEven After Rate Hike, People Still Don’t Believe the Fed 0 Views It finally happened. The Fed raised interest rates a quarter of a percentage point for the first time in 2016, after forecasting four rate hikes a year ago. The decision…
Mises Institute
Is Holiday Gift-Giving Just A Big Waste?
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssIs Holiday Gift-Giving Just A Big Waste? 0 Views Is Christmas bad for the economy?Do gifts destroy value? Are they a drag on the economy, as many economists suggest?In “The economist’s guide to gift-giving” at FT, Tim Hartford collects the research of these economists…
BBC News – World
Jackie Chan on responding to world’s disasters
Jackie Chan talks to the BBC about working with children with HIV and Aids on the 70th anniversary of Unicef.
BBC News – World
Former WWE wrestler body-slams armed robber
A former pro-wrestle prevented a robbery at a petrol station in Florida by using some of his old tricks from the ring.
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Gifts for men: 11 best gifts for him this holiday season
“What am I going to get so-and-so for Christmas?”It’s the age-old question, made especially tricky when trying to nail the perfect gift for that person (or persons) who’s impossible to shop for. Ever have someone say, upon asking what they’d like this year, “Oh, I don’t want anything.” So helpful!Don’t…
Digital Trends
Lord of the flies: AI system determines the fate of this insect colony
A self-contained world in which individuals are counted by machine and given sustenance accordingly sounds like it belongs in a proto-sci-fi Aldous Huxley novel. In fact, it’s the basis for a somewhat unique art installation by David Bowen, associate professor of sculpture at University of Minnesota…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Raw foodies: Europe’s earliest humans did not use fire
Studying dental plaque from a 1.2 million year old hominin (early human species), recovered by the Atapuerca Research Team in 2007 in Sima del Elefante in northern Spain, archaeologists extracted microfossils to find the earliest direct evidence of food eaten by early humans.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New Mexico finds no ‘red flags’ in nuclear dump inspection
New Mexico inspectors did not uncover any red flags in their recent review of the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository as the facility prepares to reopen after a radiation leak, regulators said Wednesday.
Acquire
Killspencer wraps the iPhone 7 in full grain leather
A luxurious yet minimalist option.Killspencer is all about form and function with their new iPhone Case. Currently available for the iPhone 7 and 6 models (no plus options yet), the case is wrapped entirely in black full-grain leather with metal side buttons. They’ve also added a paracord utility strap…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
people’s architecture office organizes residential complex in china as a city skyline
located on an undeveloped plot on the outskirts of taiyuan, the ‘river heights residences’ house 10,000 people within a dense urban environment. The post people’s architecture office organizes residential complex in china as a city skyline appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
TechCrunch
Omnity search engine finds documents relevant to yours — regardless of language
 With the amount of published research, patents, white papers and other written knowledge out there, it’s hard to be even reasonably sure you’re aware of the goings-on around a certain topic or field. Omnity is a search engine made to make it easier by extracting the gist of documents you give it and…
Techbargains.com
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera + Pixma Pro 100 $3149AR
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera + Pixma Pro 100 $3149AR
Slashdot
Most Businesses Pay Ransomware Demands, IBM Finds
According to an IBM Security report released on December 14, 70 percent of businesses impacted by ransomware end up paying the attackers. The amount varies but a majority of business respondents said they paid tens of thousands of dollars. eWeek reports: The 23-page IBM Security study surveyed 600 business…
The Awesomer
LEGO BMW R60/2 Concept
VoteLEGO’s new BMW R 1200 GS set is boss, but we think this proposal for a 1967 R60/2 has the potential to be even better. Designed by LEGO Ideas member maximecheng03, it’s a tad skinnier than the actual bike, but we’re pretty sure LEGO can easily fix that. More Awesome Stuff: Yamaha…
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
Dear highly-esteemed expert: how to cope with academic spam
Researchers who tested intervention to reduce spam say ‘Get familiar with the delete button.’Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21158
SlashGear
Onvocal OV wireless earbuds have Amazon Alexa built in
Onvocal has introduced its new OV in-ear headphones with Amazon Alexa Voice Services built in. Using these earbuds, users can ask Alexa to do various things like open up the company’s music app, as one example. The earbuds can also be used to access other personal voice assistants like Siri by tapping…
DiscoveryNews
Climate Scientists Scramble to Backup Data Before Trump Takes Charge
Climate Scientists Scramble to Backup Data Before Trump Takes Charge
DiscoveryNews
The Secret Soviet Virus That Helps Kill Bacteria
The Secret Soviet Virus That Helps Kill Bacteria
BBC News – World
How do you drill into a 500C volcano?
Scientists in Iceland are drilling in to a volcano to harness the energy from beneath the Earth.
DudeIWantThat.com
Titanium & Copper Bullion Paperweights
Here’s some paperweight stocking stuffers for chem students and teachers, general science geeks, geeks in general, and people who just like to call it like it is. Metallum Gifts makes their periodic paperweights and desktop decor from .999 pure titanium or copper. No bullshit, just bullion. Pieces are…
Digital Trends
Acer adds two models to its TravelMate P4 commercial laptop family
Hewlett-Packard isn’t the only company talking about the security features of its notebooks for the business sector. Acer updated its family of TravelMate P4 commercial notebooks in the United States, offering a great balance of security and productivity for businesses. Now offered in 14-inch and 15.6-inch…
Digital Trends
The world’s smallest selfie stick is cool enough to not be annoying
Love them or hate them, selfie sticks are apparently here to stay. But at least with Hey Stick, a prototype selfie stick currently on Indiegogo, self-portrait aficionados will be able to easily conceal their weapon of choice when not in use. That’s because the Hey Stick measures just 6.3 inches long…
BBC News – World
DR Congo: Will Tamoke the robot cut Kinshasa’s road fatalities?
Tamoke the robot has been brought in to tackle Kinshasa’s road fatalities.
BBC News – World
Colombia: Farc expels five leaders who ‘refused to accept peace’
Colombia’s Farc rebel group expels commanders who rejected the peace deal with the government.
io9
Why Most Movies Are Just Okay
Movie quality falls along a bell curve: plenty of shitty Mall Cop and Saw movies, far fewer stellar hits like Mad Max or Spotlight get easy Oscar praise. The overwhelming majority will just be standard, two-unremarkable-hours-of-easy -consumption fare. Why do so many movies fail to make an impact, either…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Ex-pharma execs charged by feds for fixing generic drug prices
Enlarge (credit: Getty | Roberto Machado Noa ) The Justice Department charged former executives of a pharmaceutical firm with fixing generic drug prices, rigging bids, and conspiring to divvy up customers, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. The charges, filed against two ex-Heritage…
PCWorld
Here’s some questions Congress should ask about the election-related hacks
Members of congress are demanding answers over claims that Russia attempted to influence the U.S. presidential election with several high-profile hacks. U.S. intelligence agencies are confident that the Kremlin was involved, but incoming president Donald Trump remains skeptical.  As they prepare to investigate,…
9to5Mac
Ahead of iPhone 8, Apple supplier Dialog partners with long-range wireless charging company Energous
Rumors of Apple’s interest in long-distance wireless charging has been reported in the past, but now one of the company’s suppliers has formed a partnership with one of the leaders in the wireless charging industry. As detailed in a new report from Fast Company, Apple supplier Dialog has partnered…
Slashdot
Malvertising Campaign Infects Your Router Instead of Your Browser
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: Malicious ads are serving exploit code to infect routers, instead of browsers, in order to insert ads in every site users are visiting. Unlike previous malvertising campaigns that targeted users of old Flash or Internet Explorer versions, this…
Mashable
How fans pay the price for the NBA’s grueling schedule
Basketball fans in Memphis paid to see their hometown Grizzlies take on LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love on Wednesday night. Instead, the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers will likely start a lineup featuring James Jones, DeAndre Liggins and Iman Shumpert.  The defending NBA champs’ high-powered…
Lifehacker
Now You Can Save 20% On the Sequel To Your Favorite Travel Pillow
Cabeau Evolution Cool Travel Pillow, $48 with code WSUDKC3VThe Cabeau Evolution was your favorite travel pillow (by a long shot), and following last weekend’s deal on the original model, you can now save 20% on the company’s “Cool” model as well.Read more…
CNET News.com
13 shots of the supermoon from around the world – CNET
Whenever there’s a supermoon, it’s always good to check out Instagram the next day where you can get photos of it from around the globe.
CNET News.com
Finally ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ gets its main character – CNET
The lead of the upcoming new Star Trek show comes fresh from “The Walking Dead.”
Digital Trends
Airwheel’s folding electric bikes provide a leisurely ride in a compact form
Often the hardest part of commuting by bicycle is finding somewhere to lock it up. Even if you find a place, there is always that chance of someone swiping it. With the Airwheel R5, you can avoid this problem altogether by folding it up and bringing it with you. Don’t write this off as a simple compact…
PCWorld
4 Gmail Labs features you should be using
As powerful as Gmail is, you make it even more productive with add-ons from Gmail Labs. If you’re new to Labs, it’s the testing ground for Gmail’s more experimental features. The successful ones go on to become standard Gmail capabilities—the much-loved Send & Archive button was once a Gmail Lab…
Next Big Future
Elon Musk on Trump advisory board and other Spacex news
1. President-elect Donald J. Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum has picked up Uber Technologies’ Travis Kalanick and SpaceX’s Elon Musk.The two appointees join a board headed by private equity titan Stephen Schwarzman, who heads the multi-billion-dollar private equity firm The Blackstone Group (it also…
Lifehacker
Most Popular Explainers of 2016
There was a wide variety of topics to expound on this year. We caught Pokémon on the street, learned how to caucus and vote, calibrated our new HDR TVs, and took some smart drugs. Here are the best explainers of 2016.The Pokémon Go Trainer’s Advanced Tactics HandbookYou’ve tossed a few PokéBalls, caught…
Man of Many
Listen and Ride with the Noordung Angel Edition Electric Bike
There’s no need for earphones or headphones when you’re riding your bike anymore. Up and coming Slovenian luxury bike company Noordung uniquely specialises in connecting bike riding and music, and thanks to them your tunes can go through a set of built-in speakers while your rollin’ in your ride. The…
Mashable
Teens are partying less than ever, according to new survey
Teens are supposed to be wild and rebellious, experimenting with everything they can get their hands on and making dumb decisions. Society and “kids these days” have been in on this tacit agreement forever. Get it all out of your system now, before we need you to be functioning members of society. …
Slashdot
Newly Uncovered Site Suggests NSA Exploits For Direct Sale
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The Shadow Brokers — a hacker or group of hackers that stole computer exploits from the National Security Agency — has been quiet for some time. After their auction and crowd-funded approach for selling the exploits met a lukewarm reception, the…
HiConsumption
Nike Metcon 3 DSX Flyknit
A lightweight and dynamic update to an already impressive shoe from Nike.
Digital Trends
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review
Lenovo’s pledge to develop a consumer phone with Google’s depth-sensing Project Tango platform came as a surprise. The electronics behemoth, which makes most of its money from PCs and computer monitors, was taking something of a risk — prior to the announcement, a Project Tango smartphone had yet to…
HiConsumption
Adventure Mat
A simple but effective tool for keeping clean and comfortable in the woods.
Latest news
Windows 10 tip: Create a full image backup using this hidden tool
Do you miss the old Windows 7 backup tool? It’s still there, well hidden in Windows 10, and its most impressive trick is the option to create a complete image-based backup.
Latest news
Trump advisors plan to strangle net neutrality
Trump will fill the Federal Communications Commission with net neutrality opponents.
FiveThirtyEight
Scientists Protest Climate-Change Deniers Among Trump’s Cabinet Picks
Dressed in prop lab coats and carrying signs reading “Science Is Real,” dozens of Earth and space scientists attending the American Geophysical Union conference pressed into San Francisco’s Jessie Square on Tuesday afternoon to join activists and community members in a rally protesting the elevation…
BBC News – World
Austrian MPs vote to seize Hitler’s birthplace house
Austria’s parliament passes a law allowing it to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born.
Mashable
This mom did all of her holiday shopping without spending a penny
A woman in Toronto has said she managed to buy all the gifts she needed this holiday season without dropping a single dime.  Diane Simon used an app called Bunz to trade things like old clothing and some kitchenware for gifts like a Michael Kors purse and a pair of sunglasses, CBC News reports. Bunz…
physicsworld.com: all content
Flash Physics: Xavier Barcons to lead ESO, molecular fountain, X-ray phase-contrast imaging goes mainstream
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
physicsworld.com: all content
Book of the Year 2016
Physics World book experts Tushna Commissariat and Margaret Harris discuss a few of the best popular-physics books of 2016 and announce the winner of the magazine’s annual book award
physicsworld.com: all content
Robust defence of string theory wins Physics World’s 2016 Book of the Year
Why String Theory? by Joseph Conlon is our choice for the year’s best popular-physics book, while Cosmos: the Infographic Book of Space by Stuart Lowe and Chris North is Highly Commended
CNET News.com
All your ‘Rogue One’ questions answered – CNET
Wondering if you should see the latest Star Wars entry? Let us help. (Spoiler-free of course.)
Digital Trends
One of Uber’s self-driving cars just ran a red light in San Francisco
We understand that driverless car engineers want their vehicles to navigate roads as naturally as humans, but running the occasional red light is surely taking things a little far. Just hours after Uber’s self-driving cars hit the streets of San Francisco for the very first time, one of them was spotted…
Motherboard RSS Feed
Artificial Intelligence Could Help Prevent Subway Suicide Attempts
Suicide is a serious public health problem in Canada, and it’s a sad reality that sometimes, people jump onto a subway track in an attempt to end their lives.According to researchers, artificial intelligence could help prevent suicides underground by helping to identify those who are at risk. Suicide…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Availability of community-based fitness classes leads to increased activity levels
Physical inactivity is a global health problem that leads to approximately 3.2 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers have found that a government-sponsored community activity program in Brazil is improving activity levels of women. The researchers believe the…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Research identifies a molecular basis for common congenital brain defect
A molecular cause of hydrocephalus, a common, potentially life-threatening birth defect in which the head is enlarged due to excess fluid surrounding the brain, has now been discovered by researchers. Because the same molecule is also implicated in Down’s syndrome, the finding may explain the ten-fold…
VentureBeat
Ynsect raises $15.2 million to turn worms into dinner for your pets, and maybe one day for you!
Paris-based Ynsect has raised a second round of $15.2 million to expand its insect breeding technology that it hopes will create a more sustainable global food system. That is the high-minded description of what Ynsect does. Here is the yucky version: The company grows farmed mealworm larvae that it…
VentureBeat
Turo expands its ‘Airbnb for cars’ beyond North America and into the U.K.
After seven years in business, peer-to-peer (P2P) car-sharing network Turo is today launching in the U.K., the company’s first market outside of North America. Founded out of Boston as RelayRides in 2009, before moving its HQ to San Francisco a year later, Turo follows a model similar to other so-called…
VentureBeat
Why Uber is trying to take the driver out of taxis in China
GUEST: There has been much discussion about the recent decision by Uber to cede its China operations to Didi. Headlines trumpeted things like “Uber Surrenders in China” and “Uber Slayer: How China’s Didi Beat the Ride-Hailing Superpower.” But it’s likely that this initial step back will ultimately lead…
VentureBeat
Nintendo Switch specs: less powerful than PlayStation 4
The Nintendo Switch game console coming in March won’t be more powerful than Sony’s three-year-old PlayStation 4, according to sources familiar with the system. Two sources (who asked to keep their names out of this story) confirmed to GamesBeat that the Switch uses Nvidia’s last-generation Maxwell…
VentureBeat
Creative goes beyond gaming audio with its new Sound BlasterX keyboard and mouse
Creative has spent 2016 revitalizing its gaming division, and now it’s completing that process by getting back into the keyboard and mouse market. Above: Vanguard’s Omron switch compared to what is likely a standard Cherry MX switch that you’d find in a lot of competing keyboards.Image Credit: Creative…
Mashable
Oculus Medium hands-on: Now everyone gets to be a 3D artist
VR sculpting tool, Oculus Medium, was released to the public last week. And it may just be the most powerful demonstration of just how monumental the Oculus Rift — used in concert with its Touch controllers — can be.  Even the most mainstream users will find it easy to grok.  SEE ALSO: How Oculus could…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Bad combination: Hepatitis C and HIV medications can interact adversely when used together
A pharmacy professor has discovered potential complications when Hepatitis C and HIV drugs are used in combination with additional medications to combat co-infections.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researchers work to improve the lifecycle of materials
In a sweeping perspective article, a trio of researchers reviews the field they pioneered more than a decade-and-a-half ago and look at the future of autonomous polymers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
New Zealand glowworms’ sticky ‘fishing lines’ use moist, urea droplets to trap prey
The sticky fishing lines produced by New Zealand glowworms to trap their insect prey are spaced with water-absorbent droplets containing urea, according to a new study.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Common breast cancer mutation could be vulnerable to drug combination
Breast cancer cells that carry a certain gene mutation can be induced to die using a combination of an existing targeted therapy along with an investigational molecule tested by researchers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Plant’s response to heat stress fluctuates between day and night
Climate change and recent heat waves have put agricultural crops at risk, which means that understanding how plants respond to elevated temperatures is crucial for protecting our environment and food supply. For many plants, even a small increase in average temperature can profoundly affect their growth…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Study shows nanoparticles could be used to overcome treatment-resistant breast cancer
Researchers have been able to generate multifunctional RNA nanoparticles that could overcome treatment resistance in breast cancer, potentially making existing treatments more effective in these patients.
Big Think
Beyond the Welfare State: John Rawls and the Property Owning Democracy
As people reject the status quo around the world, what might the left try to replace it with? One American Philosopher makes an argument for a progressive vision.  Read More
Computerworld
Jury rejects Cisco damages claim against Arista
Cisco Systems suffered a major defeat in its long legal fight against rival Arista Networks on Wednesday when a federal court jury rejected its demand for damages.The jury in the Northern California district court in San Jose also ruled Arista didn’t infringe a Cisco patent, nor Cisco’s copyright on…
Computerworld
Here’s what Congress should ask about the election hacks
Members of congress are demanding answers over claims that Russia attempted to influence the U.S. presidential election with several high-profile hacks. U.S. intelligence agencies are confident that the Kremlin was involved, but incoming president Donald Trump remains skeptical.  As they prepare to investigate,…
BBC News – World
Hottest borehole
Geologists in Iceland are drilling into the heart of a volcano to create a super-hot borehole they can tap for energy.
Mashable
5 ways to keep your holiday shopping secret
The holidays are tough enough without every single surprise you have planned being spoiled by the stupid internet. Wherever you shop and whatever you shop for, you are being tracked. It’s not such a big deal in the summer, when shopping for flip-flops results in every single website you look at thrusting…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide
A crowdsourced earthquake network using Android phones and the MyShake app has since February 2016 detected nearly 400 temblors worldwide, with one of the most active areas of the world the oil-drilling areas of Oklahoma. The app, downloaded almost 220,000 times, has sent back seismic waveform data that…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researchers add to evidence that common bacterial cause of gum disease may drive rheumatoid arthritis
New evidence suggests that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory “autoimmune” response characteristic of chronic, joint-destroying rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The new findings have important implications for prevention and treatment of RA, say the…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences
New research findings help advance our understanding of social cognition and social development. Researchers studied 40 Hispanic infants and 37 non-Hispanic white infants, all 11 months old. The researchers showed them the faces of 18 young women they did not know on a computer screen. Recording the…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researchers reveal how cancer can spread even before a tumor develops
Researchers have solved the mystery of how deadly breast cancer metastasis forms even without a tumor present.
PCWorld
Imagination GPU tech next year could power Apple iPhone 8 graphics
Apple’s powerful iPhone 7 GPU is based on Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR GT7600 architecture, and a possible successor could come next year.Imagination will release the Series8XT family of GPUs, which could provide the underlying technology for graphics in the iPhone 8. It will succeed the Series7XT…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Insectivorous long-fingered bats may also be capable of catching fish, should the opportunity arise
While most long-fingered bats eat only insects, they may all be instinctively able to also catch fish, according to a new study. Researchers suggest that experience and learning may help bats improve their fishing technique.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Partners play critical role in melanoma exams
A new study shows the benefits of a partner frequently checking for troublesome moles based on training to do so far outweigh the embarrassment. Study participants who received skin examination training caught far more mole irregularities than those in the control group. They also grew more confident…
Macworld
17% off Wonder Workshop Dash Robot – Deal Alert
Dash is a real robot that makes learning to code fun for kids. Responding to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing, Dash is the robot you always dreamed of having. Use the free iOS, Android and Kindle Fire apps to create new behaviors for Dash – doing more with robotics than ever possible….
Gizmodo
‘Governor Moonbeam’ Vows to Launch ‘Own Damn Satellite’ If Donald Trump Ignores Climate Change
With his latest cabinet picks, Donald Trump has strongly signaled that his administration will do little to combat climate change, which he once called a hoax invented by the Chinese. If the President-elect tries to stop climate research, however, California’s Governor has promised to fight him at every…
Mashable
#WakeyLeaks is college football’s delightfully absurd spy scandal
Wake Forest’s football team got demolished by Louisville Cardinals (44-12) last month, but it turns out some foul play gave the winning team a serious advantage.  Tommy Elrod, Wake Forest’s radio announcer and former assistant coach, leaked game plans to the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator, Louisville…
The Verge – All Posts
Researchers must convince Trump that science matters, interior secretary says
Scientists will need to speak up about their research and the importance of scientific integrity — or risk not being heard by the incoming administration, said the U.S. interior secretary Sally Jewell at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union today. Her talk was a carefully worded call to arms…
Mashable
Somebody supercut 400 versions of ‘A Christmas Carol’ in one video
It would take a crazy amount of commitment to watch the hundreds of versions (yep, there’s that many) of Charles Dickens’ famed A Christmas Carol. You know the story. Bitter old Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas, but with the help of some ghosts, eventually comes around to being kinder and gentler…
SlashGear
Microsoft Edge browser won’t run Flash by default
Web browser makers are waging war against Flash, pushing it ever closer to its demise. Microsoft, who hasn’t been taken seriously in that space for until recently, doesn’t want t be left behind. Available to Windows Insiders first and then coming to the Windows 10 Creator’s Update next year, Microsoft…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
White fat may have several paths to a healthier brown
Babies get their adorable chubbiness from brown fat, which keeps them warm, but until 2009, scientists thought we lost this helpful type of tissue as we grew up. Since its discovery in adults, brown fat has been studied as a potential treatment for obesity and related health issues. Now a team…
Mashable
Inside the White House’s first-ever competitive gaming event
Cheers and applause ripple from the crowd as pro gamer Justin Wong sets down his red and black fight pad. On the same couch sits Darryl “Snake Eyez” Lewis, who just lost to Wong in a best-of-three series of Street Fighter V. The two players are bookended by tonight’s color commentary from Mike Ross…
DiscoveryNews
Building Digital Labyrinths To Hide Your Password
Building Digital Labyrinths To Hide Your Password
The Next Web
Steam games now work with the PS4 DualShock 4 controller
PC gamers rejoice: You now have more choice when it comes to which controllers you can use to obliterate your enemies. In the latest update to its Steam client, Valve noted that it’s added support for PS4 DualShock 4 controllers. This was in beta for some time, but it’s now available to everyone. That…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
painting or photograph? fabian oefner will leave you guessing
the swiss artist continues to explore the possibilities of photography through his latest series of work, ‘photographic paintings’. The post painting or photograph? fabian oefner will leave you guessing appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Mises Institute
Trump Won’t Stop the Drug-Legalization Movement
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssLegal SystemTrump Won’t Stop the Drug-Legalization Movement Political Theory 0 Views Many drug law reformers are frightful over who President-elect Donald Trump will appoint to his cabinet to oversee the war on drugs. Might there be a crack down and reversal…
DigsDigs
39 Stylish Hexagon Tiles Ideas For Bathrooms
Hexagon or honeycomb tiles are super popular for decorating at home now because they are geometric ones, and geo décor is a hot trend. They can be used both in the bathroom and kitchen and fit almost any décor style you choose. Today we’ll have a look at the gorgeous bathroom hex tiles ideas, best colors,…
Reason.com Full Feed
How Trump Endangers Global Peace
To anyone weary of 15 years of inconclusive war, Donald Trump’s recent foreign policy speech offered heartening words. He thinks the United States should stop pursuing regime change abroad and start fixing its own problems. “We will stop racing to topple” foreign governments “that we know nothing…
Fast Company
Why My Boss, Walt Disney, Was The Ultimate Business Leader
The star of the recent film Floyd Norman: An Animated Life writes about an iconic entrepreneur on the 50th anniversary of his death. The star of the recent film Floyd Norman: An Animated Life writes about an iconic entrepreneur on the 50th anniversary of his death.When Walt Disney…
VentureBeat
Sound BlasterX Katana speaker system pumps big sound through a small package
REVIEW: It’s impossible to tell by looking at my desk right now, but I hate clutter. One of the reasons I’ve preferred wireless gaming headsets over PC speakers is because the former takes a couple of things off of my workstation. I bet I’m not alone, and now Creative’s Sound BlasterX gaming division…
Gear Patrol
Excellent Earbuds, All Under $50
Looking for better sound on a budget? These buds are for you. …Read More »
Discover Magazine
Supernova Shocker!
The “shock breakout” captured in visible light for the first time.
Discover Magazine
A Fossil From the Heavens
A meteorite with a fingerprint unlike any other.
Discover Magazine
Call of the Dino
What dinosaurs really sounded like.
Mashable
Plug in, tune out: 30 podcasts to get you through the holidays
The holidays are a great time to catch up with friends and family, but it’s also a perfect time to completely ignore them, when it all gets too much. There’s nothing like plonking your headphones in and listening to one of the many excellent podcasts out there. And it’s the perfect way to get some much-needed…
Gear Patrol
The Best Flannels to Upgrade Your Winter Style
Updated silhouette, same great fabric. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
When the Weather Gets Cold, Here’s What to Put On Your Wrist
Winter poses a number of questions to the watch wearer — practical, sartorial and sometimes technical questions. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Watchmaking’s Elite, at Affordable Prices
GMTs, chronographs, minute repeaters and other complications make a watch multifunctional. They also add a hefty price tag. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
The Best 4K TVs of 2016 — All Under $1,000
Pixels are up. Prices are down. Strike Now. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Stay Warm in 2017 With the Best Synthetic Insulation of the Year
Synthetic insulation is the best alternative to down — it stays warm when wet and is easier on the wallet (usually). …Read More »
Gear Patrol
15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Chef
Small, high-impact upgrades, guides and unitaskers to satisfy the most discerning of gastronomes. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
TaylorMade’s 2017 Lineup Revealed
TaylorMade’s new M lineup consists of metalwoods and irons made for both the pros and regular joes. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: December 15, 2016
How to save on a PlayStation 4 bundle, a NASA design book and alpaca pillows and blankets. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: December 15, 2016
A 1970 Oldsmobile, a cotton/merino hoodie, voice assistant–enabled headphones and much more. …Read More »
The Next Web
Evernote employees will be able to read your notes – here’s how to stop them
Evernote will enforce a change in its privacy policy in January 2017 that will allow some of its employees to read your notes. That’s a bummer for fans of the massively popular note-taking app who also happen to value their privacy. The company says it’s making this change in order to “make sure that…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
LG’s 4K HDR monitor targets work and play
LG has announced a couple of new monitors that it will showcase at CES in January. The line includes a 32-inch 4K monitor with HDR capability, aimed at creative professionals and gamers, and an ultra-wide multimedia monitor with Chromecast functionality built in… Continue Reading LG’s 4K…
BBC News – World
Top US Republican Senator Graham accuses Russia of hacking his email
Senator Lindsey Graham says his election campaign account was hacked by the Russians.
Popular Science
On Ceres, water ice survives just below the surface, and in the darkest craters
Space Water, water, everywhere (but especially around the poles) The dwarf planet Ceres has ice, and that fact may help scientists figure out where to find water in our solar system.
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Massive Lifesize Egyptian Anubis Statue
Anubis… God of admission to the afterlife, overseer of mummification, and weigher of the heart, now you too can summon the powers of this mighty ancient Egyptian Lord of the Underworld anytime you wish right from the comfort of your home, office, den, or treasure room (no pyramid or cursed tomb required)…
Mashable
New site visualises how you rode with Uber in 2016
The folks at Uber have made “Year with Uber”, a data visualisation site that offers a view of your Uber riding pattern for the year. The site, which went live Thursday, asks you to log in, then presents you with information about your rides on the platform in 2016 via a click-through slideshow. SEE…
The Next Web
Trump names Uber and Tesla CEOs as strategic advisors
Although some of President-elect Trump’s staff appointments seem questionable, it looks like Silicon Valley won’t be left entirely in the cold. Trump announced that he has added Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to his Strategic and Policy Forum, which comprises of business leaders…
Macworld
51% off Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable – Deal Alert
This USB-C cable connects your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer’s USB-C port for syncing and charging.  Currently discounted 51% on Amazon from Apple, taking its typical list price down to just $19. See the discounted cable on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave…
Next Big Future
US Navy has Autonomous Swarmboats
Autonomous unmanned swarming boats were put through their paces in a recent demonstration in the lower Chesapeake Bay—with results that show dramatic new possibilities for autonomy in future naval missions.Using a unique combination of software, radar and other sensors, officials from the Office of Naval…
Next Big Future
South Korea KSTAR tokamak operates in high plasma mode for a record of 70 seconds
The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) tokamak-type nuclear fusion reactor has achieved a world record of 70 seconds in high-performance plasma operation, South Korea’s National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI) has announced.The institute, based at Daejeon, 160 km south of Seoul,…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
2016 powers up: The best electric vehicles of the year
It was a big year for the electric vehicle. In fact, 2016 seems destined to be remembered as the year the EV really started its climb from niche product for trendsters and environmental eccentrics to viable option for all types of commuters. That storyline still requires a number of automakers…
Next Big Future
China installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems on all seven major artificial south china sea islands
China appears to have built significant point-defense capabilities, in the form of large anti-aircraft guns and probable close-in weapons systems (CIWS), at each of its outposts in the Spratly Islands. AMTI began tracking the construction of identical, hexagon-shaped structures at Fiery Cross, Mischief,…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
new eden project video by grimshaw explores the world’s biggest greenhouse
in the fourth feature of a film series documenting some of grimshaw’s most significant work, we take an exclusive look at one of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions. The post new eden project video by grimshaw explores the world’s biggest greenhouse appeared first on designboom | architecture…
Next Big Future
China mass producing fighter jets engines for the J11D fighter which is a copy of the Russian Su-35
Advances in China’s jet engine designs have led to the launch of the J-11D, which is a home-grown version of the russian Su-35China is ready to launch its new J-11D fighter after it failed to acquire Russian engines on schedule and was forced to develop its own technology, military observers said.The…
SlashGear
Touchjet WAVE is here to turn any TV into an Android tablet
Don’t have a fancy shmancy smart TV? Want to interact with the screen in a way a Chromecast doesn’t allow? Fancy yourself holding a hi-tech, collaborative, interactive meeting in front of your flat screen? If you said yes to any two of three questions, then you might want to take a look into Touchjet’s…
New Scientist – Online news
Emergency in Mali as looters are plundering ancient treasures
Palaeolithic tools dating to 20,000 BC and ancient mathematics and astronomy manuscripts are on the new “red list” of endangered objects
inStash
Crosley Radio Keepsake Record Player Looks As Great As It Sounds
Turntables aren’t just for the vintage obsessed anymore. Once the purview of hipsterdom, we can now safely say that the turntable’s revival is firmly mainstream. Just about … Read More
The Next Web
Google Play Music might let Android users adjust audio quality for Wi-Fi and offline playback
If a recent APK teardown conducted by Android Police is anything to go by, it would appear that Google’s preparing to bundle more extensive controls for playback quality, in addition to a new autoplay feature, in its next update for its Play Music app for Android. At present, users only have the option…
Cool Tools
Latex Surgical Gloves
I use to buy the cheap nitrite (blue) gloves. They ripped easily during my work and I went thru pairs a day. I was in a dentist’s office and he put on some surgical gloves. The gloves lasted throughout the procedure. I told him about my experience with the blue gloves and he gave me a pair of his gloves…
Reason.com Full Feed
Brickbat: An Act of Terrorism
Olga Perez Stable Cox is a psychology professor at California’s Orange Coast College and during a recent class on human sexuality went on a multi-minute tirade about the election of Donald Trump, deeming it an assault. “One of the most frightening things for me, and most people in my life, is that…
Mashable
Lucid Motors Air is a luxury electric car with a 400-mile range
Step aside, Tesla Model S, there’s a new kid in town.  More accurately, there will be a new kid in town in 2018, when Lucid Motors launches the Air, a luxury EV that was unveiled Wednesday at a company event in Fremont, California.  SEE ALSO: Jaguar shows off electric concept car in virtual reality…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Ice-busting ship preps for trip amid push to replace fleet
The only U.S. ship capable of breaking through Antarctica’s thick ice is getting scrubbed down, fixed up and loaded with goods in balmy Hawaii this week as it prepares to head to the frigid south.
Digital Trends
The latest invention from the ‘queen of crappy robots’ is her most terrifying yet
With aging populations adding to the pressure on already stretched care services in many countries around the world, the search for robotic solutions to help look after the elderly and frail is gathering pace. Senior citizens who’re no longer mobile need help with a range of activities, including  getting…
CNET News.com
The cord-cutter’s guide to the best indoor antennas – CNET
Indoor antennas are pretty cheap, but our tests of six popular models did reveal some differences. Here’s how they stack up.
The Verge – All Posts
Turn your stone age curtains into voice-controlled super-curtains with Slide
Are you embarrassed by your dumb curtains? Do you spend hours each morning simply shouting at them to open before giving up and cutting your way through with a knife? Well, stress no more: Slide is here to automate your shades. Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, this little gizmo can be retrofitted…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Rare Omura’s whale spotted off Australia
A rarely seen Omura’s whale has been spotted on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, officials said Thursday, one of the few sightings globally of a species that scientists know little about.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Beijing issues red alert for severe air pollution
Beijing issued its first air pollution red alert for 2016 Thursday, as choking smog is expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China during the next five days.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
After US election hacks, France girds against cyberattacks
French security officials, sobered by the destabilizing effect that computer hacking and email leaks had on the U.S. election, have taken the unprecedented step of allowing government cyber-snoops share their expertise with political parties.
Techbargains.com
LG 34UM95-P 34″ 3440×1440 IPS Panel LED LCD Monitor $549
LG 34UM95-P 34″ 3440×1440 IPS Panel LED LCD Monitor $549
Fast Company
Airbnb Now Offers “Social Impact Experiences.” How Much Good Will They Do?
A new offering from Airbnb taps into the charitable tourism trend. It’s an admirable undertaking, but only if it can avoid certain pitfalls. A new offering from Airbnb taps into the charitable tourism trend. It’s an admirable undertaking, but only if it can avoid certain pitfalls.In…
Fast Company
How I Built A Successful Startup In The Middle Of Nowhere
It can be done—even in Utica, New York. It can be done—even in Utica, New York.Location, location, location. It’s an old mantra of traditional marketers and a reason why so many startups all cluster in the same place. For many of those in the San Francisco Bay Area or New York…
Fast Company
Five Steps To Prepare For A Performance Review That Earns You A Raise
Remember that employee handbook you never read? Now’s the time to dust it off. Remember that employee handbook you never read? Now’s the time to dust it off.No matter how happy you are with your job, we’re willing to bet that you have no love for your annual performance review.Read…
Techbargains.com
APC BN600G Back-UPS 600VA Battery Back-Up System $39.99
APC BN600G Back-UPS 600VA Battery Back-Up System $39.99
designboom | architecture & design magazine
amazon’s first prime air drone delivery service in UK is a success
the successful ‘prime air drone’ test highlights amazon’s intention to improve the safety and reliability of it’s service from depot to customer. The post amazon’s first prime air drone delivery service in UK is a success appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Watch NASA’s third attempt at launching CYGNSS to space
NASA had to scrub its second attempt to launch eight weather microsatellites to space yet again. Its new target launch date? Today, December 15th, at 8:26AM Eastern time. The agency’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission was su…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Atlas of the RNA universe takes shape
Tempe AZ (SPX) Dec 12, 2016 As the floor plan of the living world, DNA guides the composition of animals ranging from unicellular organisms to humans. DNA not only helps shepherd every organism from birth through death, it also plays an essential role in the development of many human diseases. But…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Critical zone, critical research at the weathering zone
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 12, 2016 The Earth’s critical zone isn’t called critical for nothing. Known as our planet’s outer skin, it is essential for human survival. The critical zone extends from the top of the tallest tree down through the soil and into the water and rock beneath it. It stops at…
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Telecom satellite system to encircle globe
Beijing (XNA) Dec 14, 2016 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp plans to build a global real-time communications satellite network by 2020, a senior company executive said. Sun Weigang, chief engineer at the State-owned space giant, said the Hongyan satellite system will be composed of 60…
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LISA Pathfinder’s pioneering mission continues
Paris (ESA) Dec 14, 2016 On 7 December, LISA Pathfinder started the extended phase of its mission, an additional six months during which scientists and engineers will push the experiment to its limits in preparation for ESA’s future space observatory of gravitational waves. LISA Pathfinder, a demonstration…
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This is ‘year zero’ of a virtual reality revolution say filmmakers
Paris (AFP) Dec 8, 2016 The first wave of virtual reality cinemas, heralding what their creators claim will be an entertainment revolution, rolls out across the world this month. The first screening room in France opened Wednesday and several others are promised for Beijing, Shanghai and Los…
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Magnetic mirror could shed new light on gravitational waves
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 14, 2016 Researchers have created a new magnetic mirror-based device that could one day help cosmologists discover new details about ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, particularly those emitted when the universe was extremely young. The new work is…
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New global database will help scientists track role of lakes in Earth’s ecology
The total shoreline of the world’s lakes is more than four times longer than the global ocean coastline. And if all the water in those lakes were spread over the Earth’s landmass, it would form a layer some four feet (1.3 metres) deep.
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Statoil exits oil sands projects in Canada
Norwegian oil giant Statoil said Thursday it was exiting its oil sands projects in Canada, booking a loss, in a move hailed by environmental activists.
Digital Trends
Snapchat Spectacles prescription lenses now available from $29 via Glasses USA
Prescription lenses for Snapchat Spectacles are now available from another lens manufacturer, this time in the form of Glasses USA. Better still, the company is offering the most competitive pricing on the market, with single vision lenses starting from just $29, including free shipping. A variety…
BBC News – World
Chinese activist Zheng Churan: ‘Hey Trump, feminists are watching you”
Chinese activist Zheng Churan warns US President-elect Donald Trump against sexist behaviour.
New Scientist – Online news
DeepMind’s AI wants to beat us at video game StarCraft next
After conquering the ancient Chinese game Go in 2016, AI teams want to beat humans at the strategy game StarCraft next. But it won’t be easy
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Scientists examine ‘perfect storms’ fueling vast tropical biodiversity
Chicago IL (SPX) Dec 14, 2016 Biodiversity on earth is greatest in the tropics with the number and variety of species gradually diminishing toward the poles. Understanding exactly what shapes this pattern, known as the latitudinal diversity gradient, is not just key to knowing the nature of life…
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Chinese official’s wife jailed in new vaccine scandal
Beijing (AFP) Dec 15, 2016 The wife of a Chinese official has been jailed for taking bribes from vaccine manufacturers, a court said Thursday, in a case with echoes of a major scandal that rocked China earlier this year. The sixty-year-old woman, surnamed Guo, received a three-year sentence for…
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Switchgrass may be a good option for farmers who have lost fertile topsoil
Columbia MO (SPX) Dec 14, 2016 The loss of fertile topsoil from agricultural fields is an economic problem for modern farmers. When runoff water washes topsoil from agricultural fields in areas with claypan soils under the topsoil, including parts of Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and…
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Mexico’s energy reform calls for new water policy
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 14, 2016 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…
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Neurons paralyze us during REM sleep
Paris, France (SPX) Dec 14, 2016 During REM sleep, the brain inhibits the motor system, which makes the sleeper completely immobile. CNRS researchers working in the Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon (CNRS/Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1/INSERM/Universite Jean Monnet) have identified a…
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Scientists trap bacteria with optical tractor beam
Bielefeld, Germany (UPI) Dec 13, 2016 Studying bacterial cells and other cell cultures at high resolutions is now much easier thanks to a team of researchers from Germany. Scientists at Bielefeld University have found a way to trap bacteria with a laser beam, simplifying the process of imaging…
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A look at the US cold snap from NASA infrared imagery
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 14, 2016 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…
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Baleen whale likely responsible for complex call recorded in Mariana Trench
Corvallis, Ore. (UPI) Dec 14, 2016 Scientists believe a new, complex call recorded in the Mariana Trench was produced by a baleen whale. The call, dubbed the “Western Pacific Biotwang,” was recorded and analyzed by researchers at the University of Oregon’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. The lengthy…
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‘Fear is palpable’ among US climate scientists over Trump moves
Miami (AFP) Dec 15, 2016 Climate scientists tend to be a hardy bunch, accustomed to hate mail, vicious online attacks, lawmakers who deny that global warming is real, and for some, even death threats. But their mood darkened in recent days as President-elect Donald Trump tapped a series of climate…
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Review: PIMAX 4K HMD VR Headset With Coupon: LHPIMAX for $359
PIMAX 4K UHD Virtual Reality 3D PC HeadsetCoupon Code: LHPIMAXCoupon Price: $359 Expired Date: 2017/1/31http://www.gearbest.com/pc-headset/pp_423476.html?wid=21&lkid=10266379The PIMAX headset is the first VR headset providing a 4K UHD image at a stunning resolution of 3840 x 2160 and 8.29 million…
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‘Drone plot’ to destroy North Korean statues
North Korean propaganda outlet says defector group planned to use exploding drones to hurt country’s “highest dignity”.
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Every meal eaten estimated to cost the planet 10 kilos of lost topsoil
Every meal you eat now costs the planet 10 kilos in lost topsoil.
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Predicting suitable habitats for the Siberian flying squirrel in different felling scenarios
In support of forest-related decision-making, methods are needed which enable the assessment of potential impacts of forest management activities and the comparison of different forest policies. The amount of suitable habitat for the Siberian flying squirrel in the future was predicted in different felling…
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Warsaw public transport free for a day due to air pollution
The city of Warsaw mas made public transportation free for a day due to heightened air pollution, a step meant to encourage residents to leave their cars at home.
Fast Company
The Top 10 Innovations That Made Women’s Lives Better In 2016
Our picks of the companies that have carefully designed products to improve the quality of women’s lives. Our picks of the companies that have carefully designed products to improve the quality of women’s lives.Technology designed for women exploded in 2016, with new products hitting…
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The Morning After: Thursday December 15, 2016
Welcome to the Morning After! This Thursday morning you’ll be reading about Yahoo’s huge data breach, Amazon’s first drone delivery (in time for the holidays!) and the not-so-whimsical journey that carbon dioxide makes around the globe each year.
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Google’s Long, Strange Life Span Trip
Why does a mole rat live 30 years but a mouse only three? With $1.5 billion in the bank, Google’s anti-aging spinout Calico is rich enough to find out.
PCWorld
The top 10 PC technologies and trends to watch in 2017
Though some critics love to knock PCs as dinosaurs, laptops and desktops have gotten sexier, faster and even smarter. For every blue screen of death, there are droves of technological enhancements driving PCs into the era of virtual reality, 4K video and 5G connectivity. Here are the top 10 PC technology…
Macworld
Pastebot 2 review: Mac utility combines a deep clipboard with clever conversions
I still miss the Scrapbook that was part of the pre-OS X chain of Macintosh system releases. It was like a super clipboard that let you hold several items; you could scroll through, pick a “scrap” to copy, and then paste it into a program. Since the inception of OS X, many utilities have sought to…
Macworld
The new Apple TV update is no friend to cord cutters
Apple TV received a major update this week, but cord cutters aren’t its target audience. The latest version of tvOS includes a new “TV” app that pulls together videos from across dozens of other video apps, including Hulu, ABC, and Comedy Central. Think of it as a modern take on the TV guide, letting…
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The Morning After: Thursday December 15, 2016
Welcome to the Morning After! This Thursday morning you’ll be reading about Yahoo’s huge data breach, Amazon’s first drone delivery (in time for the holidays!) and the not-so-whimsical journey that carbon dioxide makes around the globe each year. The biggest breach ever?Yahoo reports data…
TechCrunch
Here and Microsoft extend mapping deal, expanding into connected car data
 Here — the mapping business that was sold by Nokia to a consortium of automakers including Audi, BMW and Daimler for $2.8 billion in 2015 — today announced that it has extended a mapping deal with Microsoft. Microsoft was already using Here data in Bing Maps (used in Bing.com, Cortana and other services)…
BBC News – World
DR Congo halts football amid uncertainty
League football in DR Congo is suspended until further notice by the government amid fears political violence could erupt in stadiums
Mashable
Flying out of Indian airports won’t be an alien experience anymore
India is finally doing something about making flying less of a hassle for its commuters by fixing a problem that is unheard of elsewhere in the world.  Starting today, people at seven of India’s airports don’t have to stand in queues to get their hand baggage stamped by security officials.  SEE ALSO:…
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SpaceX founder joins Trump advisory group
WASHINGTON — Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, has joined a group created by President-elect Trump to provide advice on the economy for the incoming administration. The addition of Musk to the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum came as he and a number of other executives from…
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Xpress Platinum 5-in-1 Countertop Cooker $15.99
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Food and Beverage Startups Stand to Gain as Unleashed Software Intensifies Investment in UK
PRESS RELEASE: LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 15, 2016– Unleashed Software, the innovative inventory management developer, has intensified its commitment to helping UK-based food and beverage startups succeed in an increasingly crowded and competitive market space. Having…
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Scientists sequence the genome of the Iberian lynx, the most endangered felid
Spanish scientists have sequenced the genome of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), currently one of the world’s most endangered felines. They have confirmed the “extreme erosion” suffered by its DNA. The Iberian lynx has one of the least genetically diverse genomes. It is even less diverse than other…
Mashable
Netflix inks exclusive deal with the ‘King of Bollywood’
One brings two. Two ought to bring more. Just a day after the launch of Amazon Prime’s video-streaming service in India, where it announced extensive local content partnerships, its global counterpart Netflix has announced a long-term content deal with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s production…
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Amazon Echo now supports IFTTT commands in the UK
Whether you’re booking an Uber, kicking off a Christmas playlist or looking up culinary recipes, Amazon Echo is already grabbing the voice-controlled headlines. But, in the UK at least, there’s been a giant hole in its arsenal of voice-app “Skills”, and that’s IFTTT integration. But that all changes…
SlashGear
Google Home Netflix, Photos integration gets official
A couple days back we talked a bit about reports that some Google Home users were seeing some new features turn up, but those new features weren’t officially announced. The new features include integration for controlling Netflix and Google Photos using your voice. Google has now made the announcement…
Architizer
Morning Grind: 8 Marble Coffee Bars That Awaken Your Senses
In architecture and design, marble often indicates prestige and luxury. Weighted, dense and impenetrable, it radiates and sparkles with immaculacy. The material is revered for deeply historic reasons as well as for its aesthetic properties. It has a certain surface translucency, which renders…
Computerworld
Yahoo breach means hackers had 3 years to abuse user accounts
Security researchers are disturbed that it took Yahoo three years to discover that details on more than 1 billion user accounts had been stolen in 2013. THhe breach suggests that someone — possibly a state-sponsored actor — had access to one of the largest email user bases in the world, without…
Macworld
How Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is connected to the Mac
What do Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, opening this week, and the Mac have in common? John Knoll.John Knoll is chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the division of LucasFilm that has been a leader in creating special effects for decades. And, yes, ILM is responsible for the special…
New Scientist – Online news
Nanocrystal night-vision specs will let you see in infrared
Ultra-thin nanocrystal films convert infrared into visible light – and could be incorporated into standard glasses
designboom | architecture & design magazine
NDF zürich POVLAMP, the world’s first interactive 3D pendant LED light
controlled via a smartphone application, the lamp can generate over 16 million different colors and create 3D projections of a lampshade. The post NDF zürich POVLAMP, the world’s first interactive 3D pendant LED light appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Computerworld
14 eyebrow-raising things Google knows about you
Google may know more about me than I know about myself. I’m not just saying that, either: I recently started poking around in Google’s personal data repositories and realized that, between my wide-reaching use of the company’s services and my own brain’s inability to remember anything for more than…
Computerworld
California says Uber autonomous car test needs a permit first
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has asked Uber Technologies to first get a permit for testing its self-driving cars on the roads of San Francisco, a step that the company has so far refused to do. The DMV said it encourages the responsible exploration of autonomous cars, but has a permit…
inStash
Ficks Vitamin & Electrolyte Infused Cocktail Mix Is Both Healthy AND Delicious
Not a mixologist? You don’t have to be if you own a Ficks Vitamin & Electrolyte Infused Cocktail Mix. You see, a great cocktail mixer can take … Read More
inStash
Skid Wooden Chef Knife Proves That Even A Kitchen Knife Can Be Art
Can a knife be art? Well, if you’ve never seen the Skid Wooden Chef Knife then you might not think so. That being said, the aforementioned knife … Read More
inStash
Play Your Records Wherever & Whenever With The RokBlok Record-Riding Player
All record players, whether they play 33 or 45s, all have one thing in common: they spin in order to play music. Well, all record players except … Read More
inStash
The Super 73 Electric Bike Boasts 30 Miles On A Single Charge, Killer Vintage Design
What was the biggest sleeper hit of 2016? Electric bikes. In particular the Super 73 Electric Bike, actually. While you probably haven’t heard of it before, it … Read More
Computerworld
California mandates energy-efficiency standards for computers
California has become the first state to mandate energy-efficiency standards for monitors and a variety of computers, including notebooks, desktops, workstations and servers. The standards, which go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, focus on the performance of computers in idle, sleep and off modes rather…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Lucid finally offers first look at upcoming electric sedan
It seems like electric mobility startups are a dime a dozen at the moment, with everyone from Faraday Future to LeEco planning to revolutionize battery-powered cars with longer range, prettier design and a more engaging drive. Having announced plans to build a high-performance, self-driving…
Latest news
How young Lebanese devs are tackling their country’s Syrian refugee crisis
With refugees from Syria flooding into its far smaller neighbour, Lebanon, local technologists are working to help respond to the humanitarian crisis.
Latest news
Volkswagen snaps up stake in EV charging tech firm Hubject
The automaker is betting big on new technologies to put old scandals to rest.
Digital Trends
Best Products of 2016: Outdoors
Whew! Rough year. Fortunately, we got some amazing tech out of it. Digital Trends’ expert editors picked the most amazing gadgets in their respective categories, then convened as a panel to pick the one that towered above them all. Join us every day between now and Jan. 1 as we recap our favorites, and…
SpaceNews.com
Juno safe mode triggered by instrument glitch
WASHINGTON — As engineers continue to study an engine issue with NASA’s Juno spacecraft, the mission’s principal investigator said Dec. 13 that a problem that put the spacecraft into a safe mode in October was related to a problem handling data from one of the spacecraft’s instruments. Juno went into…
ArchDaily
From Dead Space to Public Place: How Improving Alleys Can Help Make Better Cities
This article was originally published by Autodesk’s Redshift publication as “Reincarnated Architecture: Through Green Alleys, Dead Space Can Live Anew.”To most eyes, alleys are—at best—liminal zones. Inhabiting the space between “here” and “there,” they exist but for the grace of their adjacencies.At…
Computerworld
Win-win: Open-source .Net pays off for devs
Two years ago Microsoft did the unthinkable: It declared it would open-source its .Net server-side cloud stack with the introduction of .Net Core. The announcement was surprising, thanks to Microsoft’s long-running feuds with open-source projects, as well as its history of portraying open source as a…
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Climate Scientists Hatch Plans to Deal With Trump’s Climate Skeptics
California Gov. Jerry Brown gives strategy tips at huge research meeting; some scientists think there are opportunities they can seize — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Trump Energy Pick Perry Pushed to Store Nuclear Waste in His Own State
The ex-governor championed radioactive refuse storage in Texas, and would be in the thick of the issue as energy secretary   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Lifehacker
How to Take Decent Pictures of the Sky at Night
It might look easy, but taking an epic photo of the night sky in all its glory takes skill. You have to be in the right place with the right equipment, and your camera needs just the right settings. It takes some practice, but the right shot it is worth it.Start With the Right EquipmentIdeally, you’re…
PCWorld
The iPhone switcher’s guide: Move from iOS to Android and keep all your stuff
We’ll help get your photos, contacts, calendars, and everything else to their new home.
WIRED
Review: Lexar JumpDrive C20i Flash Drive
Lexar’s JumpDrives are small USB storage devices that also plug into your mobile device. The post Review: Lexar JumpDrive C20i Flash Drive appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Fake News Will Go Away if the Tech Behind the Ads Won’t Pay
Fake news may be a scourge, and hardline sites love to court controversy. But online publishing is still just a business. The post Fake News Will Go Away if the Tech Behind the Ads Won’t Pay appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Best Gear and Gadgets of 2016: Work
Face it. Your job isn’t just a job. It’s your life; in many ways it defines who you are. Treat it—and yourself—with the right amount of respect. The post The Best Gear and Gadgets of 2016: Work appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Nations Be Damned, the World’s Cities Can Take a Big Bite Out of Emissions
Regardless of what their home nations are doing, international cities are fighting against climate change. The post Nations Be Damned, the World’s Cities Can Take a Big Bite Out of Emissions appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
“Secure the News” Grades Media Sites on HTTPS—And Most Fail
A new service shows just how secure news sites are. Spoiler: Most of them aren’t. The post “Secure the News” Grades Media Sites on HTTPS—And Most Fail appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Best Gear and Gadgets for 2016: Transportation
You don’t need to have petrol running through your veins to appreciate cars and trucks and things that go. The post Best Gear and Gadgets for 2016: Transportation appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Best Gear and Gadgets of 2016: Creativity
When you devote yourself to serious artistic expression, the tools you employ should be inspiring in their own right. The post The Best Gear and Gadgets of 2016: Creativity appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Best Gear and Gadgets of 2016: Entertaining
Drinks? Check. Food? Check. Playlists? Check. Style? No worries, we’ve got you covered. The post The Best Gear and Gadgets of 2016: Entertaining appeared first on WIRED.
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Did Russia Really Affect the Election Through ‘Hacking’? (New at Reason)
The furor over Russia’s alleged “hacking” of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and its supposed effect on Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign continues, but is the media even presenting the allegations correctly? In a new column for Reason, Andrew Napolitano says there’s an important…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
makerbot’s post-processing guides turn 3D prints into advanced prototypes
including threaded inserts, silicone molding and vacuum forming, makerbot presents a range of post-processing guides to take 3D prints beyond the build plate. The post makerbot’s post-processing guides turn 3D prints into advanced prototypes appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Computerworld
The top 10 PC technologies and trends to watch in 2017
Some critics may like to knock PCs as dinosaurs, but laptops and desktops have gotten faster and even smarter. For every blue screen of death, there are technological enhancements driving PCs into the era of virtual reality, 4K video and 5G connectivity. Here are the top 10 PC technology and trends…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
EU court upholds Monsanto GM soybean approval
A top EU court on Thursday upheld the European Commission’s approval of genetically modified soybeans made by US agri-chemicals giant Monsanto which environmentalists claim may harm human health.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Learning from slow-slip earthquakes
Off the coast of New Zealand, there is an area where earthquakes can happen in slow-motion as two tectonic plates grind past one another. The Pacific plate is moving under New Zealand at about 5 centimeters per year there, pulling down the northern end of the island as it moves. Every 14 months or so,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Big data technique shrinks data sets while preserving their fundamental mathematical relationships
One way to handle big data is to shrink it. If you can identify a small subset of your data set that preserves its salient mathematical relationships, you may be able to perform useful analyses on it that would be prohibitively time consuming on the full set.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Energy report provides guidance for evolving electric power sector
Distributed energy resources—relatively small-scale power technologies such as solar, wind, energy storage, and power electronics and control devices—are being deployed rapidly in the global shift toward a low-carbon energy future. To ensure that both distributed and centralized energy resources are…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Advances in transport infrastructure technology are quickly changing the landscape
Sydney’s transport system, long troubled by disjointed connections between bus, rail and ferry, should now be focused on delivering customised journeys that combine the modes rather than making users choose between them.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Invasive fish threat to kelp forests
Seaweed-eating fish are becoming increasingly voracious as the ocean warms due to climate change and are responsible for the recent destruction of kelp forests off the NSW north coast near Coffs Harbour, research shows.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Global warming is likely to drive significant shifts in regional surface water availability
Future climate change projections often focus on the average impacts over time or space, or target changes in extreme climate events. But when it comes to understanding changes in water, consider the probabilities.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Dust ‘floats’ above lunar surface—electrostatic dust transport reshapes surfaces of airless planetary bodies
As millions on Earth enjoy a spectacular view of a supermoon on Dec. 14, a NASA-funded research team is reviewing the results of recent laboratory experiments that explain why dust “levitates” on the moon.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Seizing environmental opportunities under a Trump presidency
As the dust settles following Donald Trump’s shock US presidential win, researchers from Queensland, South Africa and the US believe it is not all doom and gloom for the environmental community.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Archaeologist explores how African Americans were converted to Christianity
At the site of a plantation where abolitionist Frederick Douglass once lived, University of Maryland (UMD) archaeologists have uncovered striking evidence of how African and Christian religious beliefs blended and merged in the 19th century. The team dug up an intact set of objects that they interpret…
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Why Sleep Disorders May Precede Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
When the body’s biological clock goes awry, insomnia and related disruptions may be an early sign of pending cognitive decline  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
SlashGear
Gatebox virtual home robot automates your home
Robots aren’t quite to the point yet where they can live in your home and help you do all the things that you really don’t want to do when it comes to keeping house. While physical robots are a ways away, you can get a virtual robot that can help you with home automation. Think about the Gatebox virtual…
The Next Web
Putin reportedly oversaw Clinton email dump and election hacks personally
The story keeps getting thicker. Citing anonymous US intelligence sources, NBC News reports “with a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in a covert operation to interfere in the US presidential election and smear Hillary Clinton’s campaign. According…
Lifehacker
Use the 5-3-1 Method to Pick Dinner Plans With Your Partner Without the Fuss
Figuring out where or what to eat with your partner only gets harder the more you get into a routine. To avoid the “Well, what do you want to eat?” cycle, try the 5-3-1 method.As Reddit user Mic_Check_One_Two explains, the 5-3-1 method is a three-step process that works a bit like this:You suggest five…
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Court sinks The Pirate Bay in Australia
Australia’s Federal Court has declared war on online piracy by ordering the country’s internet providers to “take reasonable steps” to block access to several well-known file sharing sites.The most notorious of the sites to be blocked is The Pirate Bay; founded in Sweden, the site is probably the most…
TechSpot
Amazon’s Echo is being installed in every Wynn Las Vegas hotel room
Privacy-conscious citizens may have a reason to avoid staying at Wynn Las Vegas as the hotel has announced plans to outfit its guest rooms with Amazon’s Echo.
New Scientist – Online news
Woman gives birth thanks to ovary removed when she was 8
For the first time, a woman has had a child using tissue removed and frozen while she was still a child – a technique that could help young people with cancer
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Europe’s own satnav Galileo goes live (Update)
After 17 years, numerous setbacks and three times over budget, Europe’s Galileo satnav system went live on Thursday promising to outperform rivals and guarantee regional self-reliance.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Testable, an app that recreates the social, competitive atmosphere of studying with friends
Dan Nguyen and Gerard D’Onofrio (MD/MBA candidates, 2018) didn’t matriculate at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) with the intention of becoming tech entrepreneurs. But thanks to the school’s Distinction Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and their own hard work, that’s what’s happened….
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
360-degree airport simulator tests the future of air traffic control
Heading home for the holidays may fill you with joy, as well as a little dread at the thought of the complexities of air travel at one of the busiest times of the year. The good news is that NASA is working on new technologies and concepts in air traffic management that will not only provide some relief…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A promising spot for life on Mars
As NASA’s Curiosity rover makes its way up the central peak of Gale Crater, it has been gathering evidence from ancient lake beds and long ago groundwater environments that are promising to life.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Businesses shape international law through ‘astroturf activism,’ paper finds
The furor over the 2010 Citizens United decision drew intense scrutiny to the role of corporate money in U.S. politics and raised questions about the influence of businesses in American lawmaking.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Potential foster parents want to keep families together, survey says
A new University of California, Davis, survey finds that one of the strongest motivations for potential foster parents is the chance to help keep families together. It also identifies those Californians who are most and least willing to foster children and why. These findings are reported in a new policy…
DigsDigs
Pastel Scandinavian Apartment With Whimsy Touches
We all got used to seeing Nordic homes: black, grey and white, with natural and rustic touches, they show how to live in a minimalist way but without sacrificing beauty. But today’s apartment is none of these: done in pastels, it has some quirky touches. This 55 square meter apartment is located in Warsaw…
The Awesomer
Cut Paper Optical Illusion
LinkPapercraft artist Taras Lesko of VisualSpicer shows off an intricate piece of wall art which can be cut from a single sheet of paper, assuming you’ve got the X-acto skills. Think you’re up to the challenge? Buy the PDF template here. More Awesome Stuff: illusionTauba Auerbach: [2,3]Street Fighter…
Slashdot
Iceland Seeking ‘Supercritical Steam’ For Power Source
New submitter FatdogHaiku writes: Already getting over 25% of its electrical power from geothermal sources, Iceland hopes to break new ground using “supercritical steam” from a 5 km deep borehole. Is it just me, or does this sound like the start of a movie where everything that can go wrong does in fact…
Freshome.com – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
Harbour House In Antwerp Looks to the Future
Zaha Hadid Architects was the mastermind behind this renovation and addition to the Port House of Antwerp, Belgium.This dramatic addition to the Antwerp skyline took almost a decade to plan and build. The geometric glass and steel structure, which reflects the many colors of the sky throughout the day,…
How-To Geek
How to Create a Lightsaber in Photoshop
With Rogue One coming out this weekend, the internet is in full on Star Wars fever (well, more than usual). Why not use this for a little Photoshop fun? Let’s have a look at how to add a lightsaber special effect to a photo.Click Here to Continue Reading
ArchDaily
PNG Paradise: Cutouts of Furniture, People, Trees and More
Did you know Pngimg has a large number of free images available for download in .png. The best part? They are perfectly clipped and background-free! The collection is divided into categories that includes trees, people, objects, appliances, sports, clothing, and a host of other strange but…
Ars Technica
Steep review: A fresh take on extreme sports—but not a good one
Enlarge Ubisoft’s Steep, while not wholly original in and of itself, is new in the context of extreme sports games. Essentially, it’s the snowboarding edition of Watch Dogs, The Crew, or Assassin’s Creed, complete with all those wonderful Ubisoft idiosyncrasies that you either love or loathe. There’s…
Fast Company
How The Founder Of Eyewear Brand Warby Parker Had The Vision To Become An Entrepeneur
Neil Blumenthal’s time with a non-profit organization gave him the foresight to become a boss.
Fast Company
These Are The Top 5 Workplace Trends We’ll See In 2017
According to Glassdoor’s economist, crazy perks and the gig economy will slow down while automation will speed up. According to Glassdoor’s economist, crazy perks and the gig economy will slow down while automation will speed up.This was a “remarkable” year for hiring, according…
Mashable
Starbucks just liquified the grossest holiday food
Some traditions just won’t die. The fruitcake has long been the annoying friend of the Christmas world. Nobody wants it around, but for some reason it just keeps showing up to the party. Now, it’s even infiltrated our beloved Starbucks.  The caffeine pushers are launching a limited edition Fruitcake…
Macworld
How to downgrade your Mac to an older version of OS X using an external drive
Roxsanne Roush wants to go back in time. She purchase a 2011 iMac that had El Capitan installed, but needs to run a previous version of OS X as she relies on Adobe Creative Suite 5.5. She wants to revert to Mavericks. I do not have any backups, etc. But I have not done much on the machine and have…
Macworld
AirPods FAQ: Everything you need to know about Apple’s wireless earbuds
The AirPods are here! After a couple months of delays, Apple is taking orders for the $159 AirPods. But even though they’re technically on sale, the AirPods will be scarce for a while—the Apple online store is estimating six weeks’ delivery time, but you might be able to track down a pair at an Apple…
PCWorld
Windows recovery disk tip: When and if it needs updating
Jimmie Bates wants to know if he should ever update his Windows recovery disk. I checked with Microsoft to get the full story, and here’s what I found out. Windows 8 and 10 have a built-in tool to create a rescue disk, aka Recovery Drive. First of all, let’s be clear about what the recovery disk is….
WIRED
WIRED DesignLife
187 Essential Goods: The Ultimate Style Guide for Gadgets and Gear The post WIRED DesignLife appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Best Gear and Gadgets 2016: Travel and Adventure
You can’t spend all your time vacationing vicariously through Instagram. Get out there and make your own likable memories. The post The Best Gear and Gadgets 2016: Travel and Adventure appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Best Gear and Gadgets of 2016: Design
Form over function? Function over form? Sometimes the two unite, creating a moment of awesome and putting you on the path to gear nirvana. The post The Best Gear and Gadgets of 2016: Design appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Best Gear and Gadgets of 2016: Leisure Time
It’s not always easy to just hang and let time flow by. Do yourself a favor and make it happen with gear that can turn down the volume in your busy mind. The post The Best Gear and Gadgets of 2016: Leisure Time appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Rogue One Relatives: 10 More Star Wars Standalone Movies Disney Should Make
Here are our best ideas for Star Wars stories based on unexplained references, subplots, and throwaway lines of dialog from the existing movies. The post Rogue One Relatives: 10 More Star Wars Standalone Movies Disney Should Make appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
London’s New Way to Count Tube Riders? Tracking Their Phones
London’s watching riders in a bid to improve service. The post London’s New Way to Count Tube Riders? Tracking Their Phones appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Best Gear and Gadgets of 2016: Fitness
Winning isn’t everything—but it sure feels good. Gear up for total sport domination. The post The Best Gear and Gadgets of 2016: Fitness appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Genos Will Sequence Your Genes—And Help You Sell Them to Science
With promises of unprecedented levels of data ownership, one genetic testing company is betting on the power of the patient to find tomorrow’s cures. The post Genos Will Sequence Your Genes—And Help You Sell Them to Science appeared first on WIRED.
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Re-live the first surgery recorded via Snapchat Spectacles
UK-based teaching surgeon Dr. Shafi Ahmed — the man who previously brought you surgery livestreamed in VR — has repeated a similar feat in a slightly smaller format. After hearing about Snapchat Spectacles, Dr. Ahmed told the BBC that he saw an opp…
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Activists Are Pleading With VK to Shut Down Groups Dedicated to Sexual Assault
When you think of a site that hosts rape videos and instructions on how to go about it, you do not think of the largest social media site in Russia, VK.com. 300 million accounts are registered on VK, and 80 million people log into it daily. Yet on this website, one can find dozens of groups dedicated…
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A Brief Interview with The Shadow Brokers, The Hackers Selling NSA Exploits
In August, a group calling themselves The Shadow Brokers publicly released a cache of NSA hacking tools, and promised to sell more. After a failed crowd-funding and auction attempt, the group now appears to be offering a wealth of trojans, exploits, and implants directly to potential customers.Since…
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Watch this New High-Res Footage of Velvet Worms Sliming Their Prey
GIF: bioGraphic/YouTubeImagine you are a cricket, hanging out on a log, minding your own business. All of a sudden, a grotesque snot net envelops your entire body, rendering you unable to flee. Condolences: You’ve been slimed by a velvet worm, one of nature’s oldest and weirdest creatures. The end is…
Ars Technica
Dolby Atmos to hit Xbox One and Windows 10 in 2017
Enlarge Dolby Atmos support is coming to the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs in 2017. The object-based sound format—which promises a more immersive 360-degree 3D audio experience—has so far been limited to a few key PC games, including EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront and Blizzard’s Overwatch (albeit in…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Light provides pull for future nanocatalyst measurement
Phys.org: Physics News
Researchers develop new amplifier that could double the capacity of fiber-optic cables
More than 3.4 billion people are connected to the Internet, placing ever-increasing demand on the telecom industry to provide bigger, better and faster bandwidth to users. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have taken an important step in addressing that need by developing a new…
Mashable
Woman expertly trolls people who won’t stop asking when she’s having kids
Choosing to have children is one of the most important, personal decisions a human can make. So, naturally, it’s one of the decisions people love to be nosy about. Tired of being asked when she and her husband would have kids, one woman, Imgur user marlboroprincess, decided to respond with a prank….
CNET News.com
Facebook is the unwilling king of the news – CNET
Facebook says it’s a tech firm, not a media company. But as it continues to grow, so too does its media might, bringing along conflicts.
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Tech and your job: What to expect in 2017 – CNET
A new report from Glassdoor shows how tech is becoming inextricably linked to the job market.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Merlin Bird Photo ID mobile app launches
The Merlin Bird Photo ID mobile app has been launched and, thanks to machine-learning technology, can identify hundreds of North American species it “sees” in photos.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Research proposes a new approach to social care means testing in the UK
The government’s confused and complex method of means testing for social care should be replaced by a fairer and simplified approach, according to a new study from Cass Business School.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Unexpected interaction between dark matter and ordinary matter in mini-spiral galaxies
Statistical analysis of mini-spiral galaxies shows an unexpected interaction between dark matter and ordinary matter. According to the SISSA study recently published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, where the relationship is obvious and cannot be explained in a trivial way within…
SlashGear
Logitech Harmony gains Amazon Alexa support
Logitech’s line of Harmony universal remote controls have long had the ability to control some home automation devices like the Hue lights from Philips. Harmony devices have now gained support for the Amazon Alexa via the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot. If you have a Harmony remote and the Echo or Echo Dot…
FiveThirtyEight
How Trump’s White House Could Mess With Government Data
Numbers and data are a backbone of modern life. We cite them buzzily at bars and soberly to bosses so often that “studies show” might as well be given its own entry in the dictionary. Much of what we cite comes from government data — weather patterns, the population or average income of a city, even…
Digital Trends
Alienware 13 R3 review
Gaming laptops have slimmed down in recent years, trimming back from 10-pound bricks to somewhat more manageable six to eight pound behemoths. Most are now reasonably backpackable, at least — but other laptops have also slimmed, and a gaming laptop is still intimidating to lug around. Alienware’s 13…
Scientific American Content: Global
Why the FDA Wants More Control over Some Lab Tests 
The FDA finds that many so-called laboratory-derived tests may actually harm patients — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Digital Trends
MetroPCS will give you up to two smartphones for free if you make the switch
MetroPCS channeled the holiday spirit into its latest promotion, which nets new customers up to two free smartphones, though there are some caveats to consider. From now presumably through the holiday season, porting your number to MetroPCS gets you a free handset, while switching a second line will…
DailyTech Main News Feed
Lenovo Skylake Core i7 Dual 2.5 GHZ – High Performance at a Low Cost
Here is a laptop that has plenty of power for surfing the web, streaming movies and music and of course, gaming.
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APAC users concerned about lack of safety standards in driverless vehicles
Half of Asia-Pacific respondents will buy or use a driverless car when available, but lack of safety standards and being targeted by hackers are top concerns, reveals survey.
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Bitcoin Exchange User Tries to Stop IRS From Forcing Coinbase to Give Up Customer Information
The IRS is in the process of trying to force Bitcoin exchange Coinbase to give up the identities of its clients, in a quest, the IRS says, to find tax cheats. I reported on this IRS attack earlier this month, and explained the IRS’s attitude toward taxing bitcoin profits back in 2014. (It considers…
BBC News – World
Aleppo fighting: Orphans in video plea to leave city
The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) releases a video it says is of a group of orphans trapped by the shelling in Aleppo.
Deals
J.Crew Factory’s Last Flash Sale of The Season is Here
60% off men’s and women’s, 50% off boys’ and girls’, an extra 40% off clearance, and free shipping with the code FUNSALE The final J.Crew Factory flash sale includes *takes a deep breath* 60% off men’s and women’s, 50% off boys’ and girls’, an extra 40% off clearance, and free shipping with the code…
Deals
Amazon is Discounting Chocolate and Gift Baskets to Help You Get Gifts for Everyone
Save up to 30% on Chocolates, Gift Baskets & Party TreatsHave a boss you like, but don’t really know well? Gift basket. Need a good idea for the office Secret Santa? Chocolate. Don’t want to spend $50 on perishable goods? Amazon’s one-day sale on chocolate, gift baskets, and more. Actually get something…
TechSpot
Facebook set to boost its video offerings by purchasing original content
In its drive to become the only site you need ever visit, Facebook is now talking with television studios and other content producers about licensing scripted shows, sports coverage, and game shows in the hope of boosting its video offerings.
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21st Century Fox is buying UK’s Sky in $14.6 billion deal
Following talks last week, 21st Century Fox has agreed to buy Sky, the UK’s largest pay-TV network, for £11.7 billion ($14.6 billion). The UK-based pay-TV broadcaster and broadband provider counts nearly 22 million subscribers in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. That’ll give Rupert Murdoch…
New Scientist – Online news
Orcas seen hunting and killing rare whales for the first time
Never before seen pictures show big groups of killer whales hunting rare, lone, beaked whales in bloody battles lasting for over an hour
BBC News – World
Muslim woman ‘made up NY subway hate attack’ by Trump fans
A young Muslim woman is arrested in New York for falsely accusing Trump supporters of attacking her.
BBC News – World
Syria civil war: First buses leave rebel-held eastern Aleppo
After months under siege the first civilians are being evacuated from what is left of rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Aleppo evacuation under way as guns fall silent
Buses and ambulances began evacuating people from the last pocket of rebel-held territory in eastern Aleppo as part of a fragile ceasefire deal on Thursday, a day after a similar agreement fell through.
The Awesomer
Animal Doodles
LinkIndia-based artist Rohan Sharad Dahotre takes photos of wild animals and creates intricate overlays to dress them up. The resulting images give the animals a warmth and charm otherwise lacking in their more serious source material. More Awesome Stuff: Photography Tricks and HacksCalifornia…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Multifunctional RNA Nanoparticles Could Overcome Treatment Resistance in Breast Cancer
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have been able to generate multifunctional RNA nanoparticles that could overcome treatment resistance in breast cancer, potentially…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Scientists Explore Catalytic Abilities of Nanoparticles
The European Research Council is supporting the catalyst research of Bochum-based scientist Beatriz Roldán Cuenya. Ultimately, this could help to use climate-damaging CO2 in a sensible way….
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Rice University Researcher Uses Light to Push Boundaries of Experimental Nanoscience
Rice University nanophotonics researcher Isabell Thomann uses lasers, light-activated materials and light-measuring nanoscale tips to push the boundaries of experimental nanoscience, but light is…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
New Method Traps Potentially Harmful Gases within Microscopic Organo-Metallic Structures
A team of researchers at UT Dallas has developed a novel method for trapping potentially harmful gases within microscopic organo-metallic structures. These metal organic frameworks, or MOFs, are…
TechCrunch
BMW’s HoloActive Touch in-car interface offers tactile feedback on a floating display
 BMW is doing something pretty sci-fi with the interior of its vehicles at CES – it’s showing off a new HoloActive Touch system, which is a touch sensitive display for showing the driver information about music, navigation and more, which appears to float in air, and which also provides actual felt,…
Gizmodo
Melting M&M’s Look Like Exploding Supernovas
Drop a couple of M&M’s in a petri dish filled with water, point a Sony A7R M2 camera at the experiment capturing a 4K timelapse, and what you get is some remarkably beautiful footage of the colorful candy coating melting away. Without the ‘m’ stamped on each candy, you would almost assume this was…
Gizmodo
How to Make Windows 10 Look Like Windows XP
Times were simpler in 2001. Amazon had just turned its first profit, Google was still just doing search, and Windows had a new bright green Start button you could spot from the other side of a room. If you want to coat your modern Windows OS with some vintage XP design cues, here’s how to do it.Read…
TechCrunch
The Sentry tells you if someone is sneaking up on you while you’re, um, gaming
 Say you’re, like, um, gaming on your computer with headphones on. And you’re like… um. Really into the game? And someone sneaks up on you from behind and you don’t have time to… pause… the game? The Sentry can help prevent the embarrassment of being seen while… playing games. This fun little device…
Gadget Review
Best VPN for 2017
Best VPN for 2017 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site With the NSA spying on everyone and your personal privacy being encroached upon further every day, isn’t it about time you took the initiative to look for the best VPN in 2017? VPNs are a great way to throw government agencies, snooping co-workers,…
Architizer
Urban_Wood
Provide a new look and a warm atmosphere for your home. This resin-washed wood “shabby-chic” look is actually made of porcelain. Sizes: 6 by 36 inches and 6 inches squared. Four colors available: Vanilla, Grey, Beige and Burnt. This collection is available in two finishes — Matte/Rectified and…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Method devised that allows a ketoreductase enzyme to catalyze non-natural reactions
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers working at Princeton University has come up with a new way to modify proteins to catalyze reactions that are unknown in nature. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team outlines their new technique and the ways in which it might be useful. Uwe Bornscheuer…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Phytoplankton communities structured by carbon from land
EcoChange researcher Joanna Paczkowska has focused on the base of the food web, to figure out what climate change will do to the ecosystem along a north-south gradient in the Baltic Sea. She proves that carbon compounds originating from land have a great impact on the structure and function of the important…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study suggests rats smile with their ears
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Bern in Switzerland has found that as part of feeling happiness, rats undergo a slight physical change. As the team notes in their paper uploaded to the peer-reviewed open access site PLOS ONE, the rats under study demonstrated happiness by lowering…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Rogue One highlights an uncomfortable fact – military robots can change sides
The latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One introduces us to a new droid K-2SO that is the robotic lead of the story.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Blocking access to illegal file-share websites won’t stop illegal downloading
The Australian Federal Court ruled today that TPG, Optus, Telstra and other internet service providers (ISPs) must take “reasonable steps” to stop customers accessing file-sharing websites The Pirate Bay, IsoHunt, TorrentHound and Torrentz.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How news sites’ online comments helped build our hateful electorate
Critics may accuse President-elect Donald J. Trump and his supporters of dragging down public discourse in America, but civility took leave of open discussions years ago – online. Beneath digital news stories and social media posts are unmoderated, often anonymous comment streams showing in plain view…
The Gadget Flow
HiMirror Smart Beauty Mirror
Get the full picture each morning with the HiMirror Smart Beauty Mirror. Equipped with a built-in camera, all it takes is one use to realize this device is so much more than a mirror. Giving a full analysis, the HiMirror is able to assess the condition of your skin for features such as wrinkles and fine…
The Gadget Flow
Neurio Home Electricity Monitor
Keep an eye on how much electricity you use with the Neurio Home Electricity Monitor. Super clever and connected, this smart home device tracks your usage of electricity and even gives you real time data so you can actively reduce your bill. The system is able to alert you through the smartphone app…
SlashGear
Privacy should never be sacrificed for the sake of free
Yesterday was not a very good day for privacy. First was the revelation that Evernote’s new privacy policy will basically allow its engineers to take a peek at any of your notes. Then there’s Google’s lawsuit settlement, which involves still scanning your (and non-Gmail users’) e-mails. And to top it…
Reason.com Full Feed
A.M. Links: Trump and Putin, Aleppo Evacuation Underway, One Billion Yahoo Accounts Have Been Hacked
“American intelligence officials say they are convinced that Russian hacking of our presidential election was approved by President Vladimir Putin.” California regulators have ordered Uber to stop using self-driving cars in San Francisco. An operation to evacuate the Syrian city of Aleppo is currently…
How-To Geek
How to Customize Folder View Settings in Windows
While the Windows File Explorer seems somewhat simplified compared to older versions, it still packs in a lot of options for controlling how you see the contents of your folders.Click Here to Continue Reading
Scientific American Content: Global
Britain Agrees to License “Three-Parent” Baby Approach
The country will be the first to formally allow the technique to be used in humans — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
How the Harvard Observatory Women Changed Astronomy
More book recommendations from Scientific American—December 2016 — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Design Milk
Loop Tray by Pat Kim Design
Loop Tray is a minimal tray created by Brooklyn-based designer Pat Kim Design. After working in toy design and high-end furniture, Pat decided to go out on his own to create for himself. In pursuing his own work, he discovered a knack for creating fun, thoughtful, and timeless objects. Loop…
The Verge – All Posts
Acer Spin 7 review: underachiever
When you first pick up and open the Acer Spin 7 laptop, you’re probably going to be pleasantly surprised. This very thin, well-designed laptop doesn’t try to wow you with its design — instead it’s unassuming. It looks like the platonic ideal of a Windows 10 touchscreen laptop: simple, black, well-made,…
The Verge – All Posts
The mobile alternative to Reddit is going international
Amino wants to be the go-to place for your interest — whether that’s paranormal activities, motorcycles, or Harry Potter. The startup’s broad goal — create communities around topics — is very similar to Reddit, but its execution is aimed at mobile natives. Reddit was built in the desktop era and only…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Electric hydrofoil finally ready to skim the waves
Straddling the line between inspired and insane, the Quadrofoil Q2 is a two-seater, four-legged hydrofoil watercraft that has a top speed of 40 km/h (25 mph). Four years in the making and expected to ship early last year, the watercraft is finally reported ready for production. .. Continue…
Fast Company
IBM Wants To Build AI That Isn’t Socially Awkward
Big Blue says its latest Watson tech enables chatbots, robots, and even smart cars and houses that can understand and relate to humans. Big Blue says its latest Watson tech enables chatbots, robots, and even smart cars and houses that can understand and relate to humans.Though…
The Next Web
This is the future of the fight against cancer
You may be wondering what a cancer-centric post is doing on a tech blog. While you’re right to be skeptical, the truth is that tech titans are the unsung heroes needed to treat and prevent the world’s deadliest diseases.  The momentum of the Human Genome Project has provided scientists the opportunity…
WIRED
The UN’s New VR Doc Exposes a Forgotten Crisis
‘Ground Beneath Her’ is about a young woman helping her family rebuild after Nepal’s 2015 earthquake. The post The UN’s New VR Doc Exposes a Forgotten Crisis appeared first on WIRED.
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US’ new stealth destroyer may finally have affordable ammo
To put it mildly, the US screwed up when it decided to carry on with its Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers when they depended on smart ammo the Navy couldn’t afford. However, it might have a clever workaround. Officials speaking to USNI News say the N…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Thalys train attack gunman denies planning mass slaughter of travellers
Almost 18 months after the failed attack on a Thalys train in France, accused gunman Ayoub El Khazzani acknowledged for the first time Wednesday his involvement in the jihadist attack, although he denies he wanted to commit mass slaughter.
The Manual
Eggnog 101: Mixing and Making Holiday Perfection
As eggnog and the winter holidays have become irrevocably intertwined, that sweet nog spends but a few months on sale each year. The post Eggnog 101: Mixing and Making Holiday Perfection appeared first on The Manual.
GearHungry
Titanium Little Pinch More
It’s downright tiny, yet the Titanium Little Pinch More is completely packed with features that you wouldn’t expect from a tool of its stature. Functions include scissors, tweezers, a flathead screwdriver as well as a Phillips, a small knife, a bottle opener (though you’ll need a loop, like a keyring,…
CNET News.com
Uber goes with the glow to help you spot your ride – CNET
You pick the color, and a beacon in the car coming your way will help you pick your driver out of the crowd.
CNET News.com
Why your tech is a pain in your neck. And back. And eyes – CNET
All those blinky, flashy, beepy screens keep you connected at your body’s expense. Here’s why it’s time to cut back.
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Best of CNET Magazine, 2016 – CNET
ICYMI, here’s a look at a few of our favorite stories from CNET Magazine, CNET’s printed quarterly.
VentureBeat
Patent applications show Apple lags badly in AI, while Google rules in cars
The five biggest tech companies have applied for more than 52,000 patents since 2009, according to a report by CB Insights. And the applications tell a story about where each of the tech giants is strong and where they’re weak. For instance, the patent applications show that Apple lags badly in artificial…
VentureBeat
Face-recognition app sparks controversy after it’s reportedly used to track women who appeared in porn films
A face recognition app called ‘FindFace‘ is sparking controversy in Russia over the destructive power of new technologies with regards to user privacy. Released in February by Russian app developer Trinity Digital, FindFace helps put names to faces in a picture. Combining facial recognition software…
VentureBeat
4 omnichannel trends changing the state of retail marketing
SPONSORED: Presented by Emarsys The retail marketing world is in the midst of a transformation, a digital transformation. Consumers all over the world are changing, from channel preferences, to preferred device usage and many other factors, faster than ever. All of this means that sending the right…
VentureBeat
Evernote trots out ‘poor communication’ excuse in response to uproar over privacy policy changes
ANALYSIS: Popular note-taking app Evernote caused a huge stink this week when news emerged that it was making notable changes to its privacy policy — one of which would permit some employees to view the content of users’ notes — as the company works on new features that rely on machine-learning technology….
VentureBeat
VentureBeat news is now available on Google Home
VentureBeat today announced that its tech news is now available on Google Home. Consumers with Google Home can now listen to the latest headlines and full stories simply by saying “VentureBeat news” to the device. VentureBeat’s new voice bot is part of the Actions on Google initiative that was announced…
VentureBeat
LeddarTech Showcases 2D and 3D Solid-State LiDARs for Mass-Market Autonomous Driving Deployments
PRESS RELEASE: At CES 2017, LeddarTech will be showcasing innovative 2D and 3D high-resolution LiDAR solutions for autonomous driving applications based on its next-generation LeddarCore ICs and developed with the collaboration of leading-edge suppliers and partners from the…
Ars Technica
California adopts first energy-efficiency standards for PCs in US
(credit: Flickr / State Farm) On Wednesday California’s Energy Commission (CEC) announced that it would adopt new energy efficiency rules for computers and monitors sold in the state, requiring computers to sip less power when they’re not being used and requiring monitors to be…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
When horses are in trouble they ask humans for help
Research Fellow Monamie RINGHOFER and Associate Professor Shinya YAMAMOTO (Kobe University Graduate School of Intercultural Studies) have proved that when horses face unsolvable problems they use visual and tactile signals to get human attention and ask for help. The study also suggests that horses alter…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Removing lines of atoms in thin electronic materials creates ‘veins’ that could benefit solar panels
Could adding defects make a good material even better? Scientists have found that linear defects in a promising thin film create one-atom-thick metallic wires. These wires cross the otherwise intact material, offering a way to channel electrons and photons, tiny packets of light. A multidisciplinary…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Galileo joins fast-growing satnav market
Initially designed for the US military, satellite geolocation systems today power countless civilian applications, from car satnavs to browsing for shopping on mobile phones.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA launches 8 mini-satellites for hurricane forecasting
NASA launched eight mini-satellites Thursday morning to measure surface wind deep in the heart of hurricanes.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Businesses more likely to pay ransomware than consumers, study says
IBM Security today announced results from a study finding 70 percent of businesses infected with ransomware have paid ransom to regain access to business data and systems. In comparison, over 50 percent of consumers surveyed said they would not pay to regain access back to personal data or devices aside…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers use light to design defined molecule chains
Chemists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have succeeded in specifically controlling the setup of precision polymers by light-induced chemical reactions. The new method allows for the precise, planned arrangement of the chain links, i.e. monomers, along polymer chains of standard length. The…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
People’s energy towards colleagues has a major influence on how likely they are to leave their job
A research study has found that people’s energy towards colleagues has a major influence on how likely they are to leave their job voluntarily.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
First ever footage of rare wild turkey provides early Christmas present
Bake slowly at 33C in the centre of a compost heap for several months. If that sounds like an unconventional way to cook your turkey this Christmas, imagine having to build your own oven before you start. The rare and elusive Waigeo brush-turkey, which has just been captured on video for the first time,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Emotions key to deciding elections, not economics or party platforms
Elections and referendums may be decided by the emotional well-being of voters, new research from the University of Warwick suggests. Led by researchers from Warwick’s Department of Economics the study suggests that elections and referendums decided by small margins – such as Brexit and the election…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Trump tells anxious tech leaders: ‘We’re here to help’
President-elect Donald Trump, who faced fierce opposition from some Silicon Valley leaders during the election campaign, strove to assure the titans of tech on Wednesday that his administration is “here to help you folks do well.”
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tackling the ethical challenges of big data
An authority on social data, Susan Etlinger argues we need to apply critical thinking and exercise caution as we enter the age of “data ubiquity.”
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Six-minute cellphone call improves student enrollment, teacher attendance in Pakistan, study finds
A brief monthly phone call to school council members in Pakistan can be a relatively low-cost, scalable way to raise elementary-school enrollment – particularly for girls – and spur school improvement, according to a new study co-authored by Stanford Graduate School of Education Professor Thomas Dee…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Wheat crop yield can be increased by up to 20% using new chemical technology
UK scientists have created a synthetic molecule that, when applied to crops, has been shown to increase the size and starch content of wheat grains in the lab by up to 20%.
Scientific American Content: Global
How to Pick a Great Worker
Overlooked in previous models of personality, moral character turns out to be key in predicting job performance and leadership potential  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
This New Spider Species Has Been Sorted Into Gryffindor
If you think the Eriovixia Gryffindori, a recently identified species of spider, looks like it’s wearing a mini-Sorting Hat, you’re not alone. The scientists who identified the creepy crawler went with the name “Gryffindori” because… well, they’re Harry Potter fans, and it does honestly look like…
Newswise: SciNews
Researchers to Begin $1.5 Million Project for Manufacturing Industry
A team of researchers and analysts from Penn State, Case Western Reserve University, the GE Global Research Center and Microsoft are working on a $1.5 million collaborative research project to develop a cloud-based wireless sensing and prognostic system for monitoring machinery health conditions.
The Gadget Flow
LumoPack – The Fastest Charging Portable Battery Pack
Get back to 100% on the go with LumoPack, the fastest charging portable battery pack. This incredible 6000 mAh power pack takes just six minutes of charging at 140 Watts to have enough juice to give your iPhone 6S a full charge. In less than 18 minutes, the LumoPack can be fully charged to 100% and ready…
The Gadget Flow
LEGO Inspired Tech Takes Your Multimedia by Storm
Inspired by LEGOS, the iBeamBLOCK is the first stackable HD projector with a Win10 tablet and power bank combined. It makes displaying all your digital content and multimedia a cinch! iBeamBLOCK’s modular design comes packed with everything (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, MicroUSB, MicroSD card, HDMI interface,…
The Gadget Flow
Mono Lamp TV-Inspired Lamp
Channel your inner geek and kit out your space with the Mono Lamp TV-Inspired Lamp. Inspired by the classically vintage TV test card image that used to display on our screens, this beautiful lamp is both unique and nostalgic to anyone’s childhood. The globe-like structure of the light allows the Mono…
The Gadget Flow
UKYS – Perfect Tailored Shirts Measured From Your Phone
Getting a perfect fitting shirt will be as easy as taking five photos on your smartphone with UKYS. These perfect fitting shirts come with a corresponding mobile app that will allow you to design your shirt based on your choice and preference. At the heart of the app lies their technology LIM which captures…
The Gadget Flow
IDOL 4S Smartphone VR Headset
Explore a world that’s all your own with the IDOL 4S Smartphone VR Headset. Ready to use right out of the bod, this system houses your smartphone so you can instantly enjoy content. For a stunningly immersive experience, the IDOL 4S VR Headset responds to your movements such as your head turning. This…
The Gadget Flow
Parkis Space-Saving Bicycle Lift
Store your bike with ease when it’s not in use with the Parkis Space-Saving Bicycle Lift. This bike storage system is automatized to enable you to park your bike vertically without requiring any physical effort. With this thoughtful design, the Parkis Bike Lift keeps your floors and areas of your home,…
Digital Trends
Google settles Gmail ad-targeting lawsuit by changing its scanning methods
Google will now scan your emails for information relevant to advertising just a bit slower thanks to a settlement of a case pending in a Northern California district court. The system will now scan those emails after they’re available in the recipient’s Gmail mailbox, in contrast to Google’s prior practice,…
Digital Trends
Watch a Volvo race truck and race car duke it out in this Swedish showdown
Volvo isn’t really known for performance vehicles, but it has some pretty insane machines in its fleet. Earlier this year, Volvo Trucks (which is actually a separate entity from Volvo Cars) unveiled the Iron Knight, a 2,400-horsepower race truck with a top speed of 171 mph. Perhaps because there are…
Digital Trends
Florida court lets police compel criminal suspect to unlock his iPhone
Looking to avoid a difficult legal fight with the likes of Apple, police investigating a man suspected of voyeurism have received consent from a Florida state appeals court to compel him to hand over his four-digit passcode. This raises all sorts of questions about constitutional protections for citizens,…
Popular Science
How to make touchscreen-sensitive gloves
DIY Give them as a DIY gift Create a thoughtful homemade gift by making a pair of gloves touchscreen sensitive.
Mobile Magazine
Harvard Scientist Awarded $3 Million for Discovering “Hidden Intelligence” in DNA Cells
A mechanism in our DNA cells called DNA damage response functions like an individual intelligent agent. It is able to monitor when things are going wrong and then try to come up with a way to deal with them. Understanding the response is the key to dealing with diseases that affect us as we age. […]
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Best flashguns for Nikon DSLRs: 8 tested
Not just there for life’s darker moments, a flashgun can make a massive difference to the quality of lighting, even under the midday sun. Indeed, they’re particularly useful for softening or eliminating unsightly shadows in sunny-day portraits. However, whether you’re shooting against a backdrop of night-time…
BBC News – World
Canadians warned about car-licking moose
Officials in Alberta advise people not to interact with moose found licking salt off cars.
Ars Technica
Pebble watches to live on through 2017
Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Fitbit confirmed it was buying Pebble for $40 million last week, and now we have our first communication from inside the transition. In a Pebble blog post, written by Jon Barlow, a Pebble watchface developer and member of Pebble’s Developer Evangelist Team,…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Panda Rice Mold
Give your Asian themed cuisine a cute and mildly racist element to it with the panda rice mold. Instead of eating boring old white rice, give it some adorable appeal by transforming it into small and tasty pandas everyone in the family will love. Check it out $12.50
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The Redundant Clock
Add an unnecessary step to the way you tell time by hanging The Redundant Clock up on the wall. Instead of conventional numbers, the clock’s 12 inch face displays a series of smaller analog clocks that cleverly display the time of day. Check it out $49.00
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DIY Gingerbread House Kit
Make the holidays sweeter than ever for your little ones with this DIY gingerbread house kit. This easy-to-assemble kit comes with everything necessary to build a small and yummy gingerbread house – like pre-baked walls to green fondant and candy accents. Check it out $24.99
Cool Material
Roxxlyn Accessories Are Made From Ancient Stone
ROXXLYN is a new accessories brand based out Berlin that’s creating accessories made from seriously old pieces of stone. Whether you’re looking for watches, iPhone cases, MacBook skins or tech gadget sleeves, ROXXLYN has a good-looking accessory for you. With everything from ultra-light and thin slate…
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Donald Trump’s Threat to Global Peace: New at Reason
To anyone weary of 15 years of inconclusive war, Donald Trump’s recent foreign policy speech offered heartening words. He thinks the United States should stop pursuing regime change abroad and start fixing its own problems. “We will stop racing to topple” foreign governments “that we know nothing…
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ICYMI: Hairy robots are better than smooth
Today on In Case You Missed It: Roboticists from China created an artificial skin for robots that simulate hair with glass-shrouded microwires. A gripper hand with the ‘hair’ on it’s skin was able to feel when an object was slipping because of the hair, then adjust its grip. Lets just hope they…
9to5Mac
Instagram now at over 600M monthly active users, up 100M in 6 months
Instagram today announced a new milestone for its user base with the service now over 600 million monthly active users, up 100 million users in just six months. more…Filed under: Apple
9to5Mac
Japanese iPhone 7 Plus ad ‘Race’ shows off newly launched Apple Pay feature
Apple has released a new iPhone 7 ad called “Race” made exclusively for Japan. The new 30-second spot features the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus and a very fast-paced run between two men through a busy part of town. The ad concludes with the iPhone-equipped man winning the so-called race by using Apple Pay…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Curious? Rent this mini-earthship in a permaculture community (Video)
Interested in trying out a night or two in a hand-built earthship? Here’s one you can rent, located in an “eco-preneur” and permaculture community in Quebec.
Slashdot
Donald Trump To Tech Leaders: ‘No Formal Chain Of Command’ Here
A confab of tech titans had a “productive” meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Wednesday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told CNBC, as Trump moved to mend fences with Silicon Valley before taking office in January. Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Intel, Oracle, IBM, Cisco…
Gizmodo
There’s Finally an NES Controller For Left-Handed Gamers
We’ve all seen the classic NES controller thousands of times, but look closely at this one, notice something slightly different? On the Goofy Foot NES controller, the directional pad and the A+B buttons are reversed, so southpaw gamers can finally feel comfortable playing their favorite classic games.Read…
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Inside Dubai’s Quest to Build the First Hyperloop
An ultra high-speed hyperloop—personal transportation pods whizzing through skyscrapers and sand dunes faster than an airplane—might soon become a reality here in Dubai. In recent weeks, the hyperloop has gone from a concept touted by Elon Musk to something realistically achievable within the next…
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The Vergecast will be a live video show on Twitter at CES
Get ready: we’ll be bringing The Vergecast to CES as a live video show on Twitter for three days. One of the most common requests we get from the large and growing Vergecast fanbase is to bring back our video feed, and we couldn’t think of a better opportunity than doing it at the world’s biggest tech…
Scientific American Content: Global
Winter Boot Safety Is a Slippery Slope
Researchers put a tiny ice rink on a tipping platform to measure how much grip winter boots really have. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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BMW concept touches on holographic interiors
Big motor shows still have a place for auto makers, but the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas is fast becoming a fashionable place to launch new connected concept cars and cabins. CES 2017 will play host to BMW’s HoloActive Touch Concept, which previews what the connected, gesture-controlled…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
This tiny house will have you climbing the walls
Mississippi couple Breck and Kelsey decided to downsize to a tiny house but still wanted to pursue their hobbies, so contacted luxury tiny house firm Tiny Heirloom. The recently-completed Tiny Adventure Home features a real rock climbing wall on its exterior, allowing its owners to do a little…
Cool Hunting
Buy: “We Can Be Radical” Onesie
For kids of any gender, this very cute onesie has a double meaning. LA’s Otherwild is famed for its positive and inclusive vibes, so the slogan “We Can Be Radical” could very well relate to feminism, or just generally being rad. Printed on a 100% cotton…… …
TechCrunch
GumGum Sports helps teams and advertisers calculate the value of sponsorships
 While GumGum is best-known as an in-image advertising company, CEO Ophir Tanz told me, “Advertising, in my mind, was just one aspect of what we did.” In other words, he sees plenty of other applications for GumGum’s computer vision technology, which is why the company released a social media product…
9to5Mac
Trauma surgeon & ER doctor crowdfunding Apple Watch app to detect falls for the elderly
A trauma surgeon and emergency medicine doctor are crowdfunding FallCall, an Apple Watch app which automatically detects when someone has fallen and calls for the appropriate level of help. The app was developed in response to statistics showing that one in three people aged 65+ fall each year, resulting…
The Next Web
MacBook Pro users experience longer battery life after macOS update
Last week, Apple faced a heated backlash from numerous customers crying out their brand new Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro laptops last nowhere near the 10 hours the company promises on its website. In an effort to fend off complaints, yesterday the Big A issued a macOS update that eliminated the ‘time…
TechCrunch
BMW and Daimler could bring their car-sharing services together
 Carmakers are building alternative models to vehicle ownership like it’s going out of style (it probably is). Two of those side bets on collaborative transportation might be coming together, according to a new report that says Daimler and BMW are considering merging their car-sharing services Car2Go…
Lifehacker
Give Cakes a Glossy, Glamorous Finish With a Hairdryer
Nothing beats a homemade cake in terms of taste, but it can be hard to achieve that perfect, shiny finish. To give your buttercream a glossy, glamorous look, you’ll need to grab your hairdryer.The above Instagram video shows you how it’s done, but it’s really just as simple as blow-drying your frosted…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Raw foodies: Europe’s earliest humans did not use fire
Europe’s earliest humans did not use fire for cooking, but had a balanced diet of meat and plants — all eaten raw, new research reveals for the first time.
CNET News.com
HomeKit gets its first suite of smart home sensors – CNET
With Fibaro’s three new products, Siri can alert you to home emergencies.
CNET News.com
Logitech Harmony expands Alexa’s entertainment skills – CNET
New, deeper Alexa controls for Logitech Harmony AV setups will let the virtual assistant change the volume, pause, fast forward, or jump to a specific channel.
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Bluetooth 5 rumors on Samsung Galaxy S8 stir social media – CNET
Social Cues: Also trending are a NASA satellite launch and Amazon Echo in hotel rooms.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Brexit, migrants on agenda as EU leaders gather for ‘minefield’ summit
Leaders of the European Union meet in Brussels on Thursday for a summit fraught with so many disputes Brexit could prove to be the least divisive.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Explosive traces found on victims of crashed EgyptAir flight
Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry says traces of explosives have been found on some of the victims of an EgyptAir flight from Paris that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May.
Discover Magazine
Why Are You Awake Right Now?: Protein Modifications and Circadian Rhythm
After waking up this morning, your body began a well-established set of procedures to prepare for the day: heart rate ramped up, body temperature increased, and hormone levels shifted. And tonight, you’ll probably start to feel sleepy around the same time you did last night, as other physiological changes…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How to generate resources from urban wastewater
The Environmental Engineering and Microbiology Group (GEMMA) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is investigating how to produce new energy resources and high-value products from wastewater of urban, industrial and agricultural origin through the European project INCOVER. The solutions…
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Save 91% On The Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Bundle [Deals]
For a limited time you can get the The Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Bundle in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for only $39 (91% off)! That includes 11 hours of instruction over 4 courses: Easy Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Python Unsupervised Machine Learning Hidden Markov Models…
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Rise in worker happiness leads to an increase in productivity
A new report to be published on IZA World of Labor finds that a rise in workers’ happiness leads to an increase in productivity; and companies would profit from investment in their employees’ well-being, following research by the University of Warwick.
Digital Trends
Nat Geo’s Nature Photographer of the Year contest draws impressive shots
An underwater photograph of a school of sardines has just earned French photographer Greg Lecoeur a portfolio review with National Geographic and a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands. The image recently captured the first place slot for the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year….
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US Navy’s drone ‘swarmboats’ show off pack tactics
While the US Navy’s new state-of-the-art USS Zumwalt destroyer struggles to remain functional, the service branch’s R&D department has been busy investigating cutting-edge tech at a much smaller scale. Back in October, the Office of Naval Research (OCR) demonstrated the harbor defense capabilities…
The Wirecutter
Dear Wirecutter: Are Artificial Firelogs Any Good?
Q: I bought my first home with a fireplace and don’t know what kind of logs to use. Are artificial firelogs any good? Any tips would be appreciated.
Computerworld
5 things you should do following the Yahoo breach
Internet giant Yahoo announced a massive data breach Wednesday that affected over one billion accounts, making it by far the largest data breach in history. This follows the disclosure in September of a different breach that affected more than 500 million of the company’s customers. What stands out…
Design Milk
TuttoSesto Coffee Tables by Davide G. Aquini
Designer Davide G. Aquini has designed a collection of coffee tables with a playful nod to Neoclassicism of the 1980s. The TuttoSesto tables are made of iconic travertine stone and lacquered wood in contrasting Klein blue, merging ideas of the past with contemporary times. The finished…
Scientific American Content: Global
Faster Than the Speed of Vision
Scientists have found the speed limit of vision with an illusion in which nothing moves at all — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Next Web
Get lifetime access to hundreds of in-demand tech training courses for just $49
Whether you’re happy in your job or looking for a change, your next step will definitely require learning something new — and most likely, something you never expected coming. Prepare for that brave new world today with eduCBA’s full roster of tech training courses. Right now, you can lock in access…
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IBM and BMW want Watson to help drive your car
IBM Watson partnership with BMW looks to explore the potential of cognitive computing in vehicles.
Latest news
Fitbit’s challenge: Winning over Pebble developers, community
Fitbit’s acquisition of Pebble’s software platform revolved around talent and intellectual property. But don’t forget the goodwill related to engaging Pebble’s third party developer community.
Architizer
5 New Features You’ll Enjoy in Vectorworks 2017 Software
Released on September 14, 2016, the latest edition of Vectorworks design and BIM software offers more than 100 updates and plenty of new tools to make designing, collaborating and sharing ideas with clients easier than ever. According to Dr. Biplab Sarkar, who was recently named the company’s…
Architizer
The Architecture of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
The strength of any great fictional universe is defined by a visually rich built environment, so it is no surprise that film sets like this are subjects of continuing fascination for architects.
Architizer
New Power Generation: FOAM on Devising a Decentralized Architecture Office
This article was originally featured in PIN–UP magazine. PIN–UP is a biannual architecture and design magazine (“Magazine for Architectural Entertainment”) that regularly features interviews with renowned architects as well as critical essays and contemporary architecture and design photography….
Macworld
Out of touch: Apple and Microsoft’s differing approaches
Who had 2016 in the “Year we’d see ‘Microsoft is killing the Mac!’ headlines again” pool?Ed Bott asks “Why Is Apple Letting Microsoft’s Surface Kill the Mac?” (Tip o’ the antlers to Sten Ryason.)A bombasticpunditaskswhat? At least the tense is correct in that the real problem here is less Microsoft’s…
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16 Star Wars tech facts you almost certainly should know
Star Wars’ impact on the world of film cannot be ignored, but George Lucas’ iconic sci-fi series has also been a significant player in the world of tech since 1977.From sound design to special FX, via computer games and CGI and from laser disc through to holograms, Star Wars has always been close to…
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WordPress blogs now support 360-degree videos in virtual reality
All blogs hosted by WordPress.com are getting the ability to host VR content today. The site is launching support for 360-degree photos and videos, which will be viewable on desktop, mobile, and through actual virtual reality headsets. The experience differs depending on how you’re visiting the site….
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
When horses are in trouble they ask humans for help
When horses face unsolvable problems, they use visual and tactile signals to get human attention and ask for help, a new study has demonstrated. The study also suggests that horses alter their communicative behavior based on humans’ knowledge of the situation.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Exciting new creatures discovered on ocean floor
Scientists have discovered six new animal species in undersea hot springs 2.8 kilometres deep in the southwest Indian Ocean.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Teens benefit from later high school start times, review suggests
Later high school start times are associated with positive outcomes among teens, including longer weekday sleep durations and reduced vehicular accident rates, research suggests.
kottke.org
The Great American Word Mapper
It’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas or Hanukkah. As the year winds down, it’s an opportunity for Americans to investigate how differently they use words in different parts of the country. In December 2013, for example, people lost their damn minds over the NY Times’ dialect quiz. This…
Curbed National
13 of the best blue paints for your home
Getting the blues isn’t all bad; it can make a dramatic statement in your home Traditionally, blue has represented trust, peace, and loyalty. But when it comes to interiors, blue can bring both drama and flexibility to a room. Designers across the country have turned to deep blues for a statement color…
Coolest Gadgets
Grace Digital unleashes the SiriusXM Sound Station
Grace Digital has just introduced its latest streaming radio that has a rich heritage and tradition such as the SiriusXM Lynx portable radio, in the form of the SiriusXM Sound Station. In short, the SiriusXM Sound Station would be an excellent option where subscribers are concerned, especially for those…
Cool Material
The KNASA Chef Knife Is Inspired by NASA
A high-quality chef knife is the cornerstone of any great kitchen and something we feel every guy should own. The KNASA chef knife, which is inspired by NASA technology, certainly fits the bill. After four space flight experiments, NASA perfected a new alloy twice as strong as titanium. The KNASA knife…
Lifehacker
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Are Merging, Here’s What It Means for You
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are coming together to form the fifth largest U.S. carrier, and if you fly either airline often their merger means a few changes for you. Here’s what you can expect.Virgin America and Alaska Airlines will continue to operate under their own brands for the near future,…
9to5Mac
New patents refer to Apple Pencil working with iPhone, show use with iMovie & more
A series of new patents spotted by Patently Apple refer to the Apple Pencil working with an iPhone, as well as illustrating it being used with additional stock iOS apps like iMovie. A comment by Tim Cook back in September seemed to suggest that Apple is already testing the Apple Pencil with an iPhone…
Computerworld
Privacy protections for wearable devices are weak, study says
The rapidly expanding wearable device market raises serious privacy concerns, as some device makers collect a massive amount of personal data and share it with other companies, according to a new study. Existing health privacy laws don’t generally apply to wearable makers, the study says. While consumers…
BBC News – World
EU leaders make defence ties a priority
EU leaders are looking to boost defence and security co-operation as they tackle several crises.
BBC News – World
Corpus Christi, Texas, residents warned to avoid tap water
A chemical contamination forces hundreds of thousands of city-dwellers to use only bottled water.
Lifehacker
Privacy Badger 2.0 Is a Privacy Protection Powerhouse for the Web
Chrome/Firefox/Opera: When Privacy Badger launched a few years ago, it was already a great tool to block third-party trackers, speed up the web, and stop sites from watching your every move while you browse. The latest version is a huge improvement, in almost every way.Read more…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
New findings about stem cells in the brain of patients with epilepsy
Neural stem cells have been found in epileptic brain tissue—outside the regions of the brain where they normally reside. In a group of patients who underwent surgery for epilepsy, over half had stem cells where healthy individuals do not have them, according to a study.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researcher explores the barriers stopping men seeking information on sexually transmitted infections
A researcher in England is undertaking research into the social and cognitive barriers hindering men who have sex with other men (MSM) from finding out more information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scientists studying dolphins find Bay of Bengal a realm of evolutionary change
Marine scientists have discovered that two species of dolphin in the waters off Bangladesh are genetically distinct from those in other regions of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, a finding that supports a growing body of evidence that the Bay of Bengal harbors conditions that drive the evolution…
io9
Toy Time’s 2016 Holiday Gift Spectacular
Welcome to the first annual Toy Time Holiday Gift Spectacular, with special guests Batman, Spike the Dragon, The Walking Dead, Transformers and more. These are the toys and collectibles that would have made my Christmas list, were they not already sitting right over there. Read more…
Phys.org: Physics News
New method detects residual contaminants in ultra-pure helium gas
The gas that makes balloons float is also vital to scientific experiments. In these experiments, natural helium (He) is purified, but it contains a tiny bit of a slightly different form of helium, known as the isotope 3He. A sample can contain just one 3He in every million helium atoms. That’s too much…
Popular Science
This six-story monster wave sets a new world record
Environment A buoy measured Atlantic waves in 2013 with an average height of 62 feet A 62.3-foot monster wave has set a new world record.
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Facebook Messenger test hints at a bigger role for AI
Facebook wants its M chat assistant to be useful for much more than shopping and travel recommendations. It’s testing an M suggestions feature that has the artificial intelligence offer actions depending on the circumstances in your chat. Some will be familiar: if a friend asks where you are, it’ll give…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
Envisioned for an Urban Lifestyle: Timber-Clad Y Residence in Prahran
The last few years have seen home makeovers shift from largescale remodels to smart additions, extensions and nifty revamps that simply extend the living area and add a kitchen or bedroom wherever necessary. But the lovely Y Residence in Prahran, a typical suburb of Melbourne, goes down the old-fashioned…
SlashGear
Super Mario Run hops its way onto iPhone and iPad
After a few months of waiting, today is the day that Super Mario Run arrives on iOS. After Pokemon GO, Mario is the second Nintendo property to make an appearance on mobile devices, with more franchises slated for mobile games in the future. Perhaps more importantly, Super Mario Run is the first Nintendo-developed…
Mashable
27 times J.K. Rowling was the hero we all needed in 2016
LONDON — 2016 is not going to go down in history as many people’s favourite year. That doesn’t mean it hasn’t had its upsides, though.  SEE ALSO: One of J.K. Rowling’s favourite ‘Harry Potter’ moments is a line you may have forgotten J.K. Rowling, as always, was one of them. Anyone who follows the…
A Daily Dose of Architecture
Today’s archidose #935
Here are some photos of the Peanuts Hut (2016) at the Setouchi Triennale 2016 in Shodoshima, Japan, by Nagisa Kidosaki Semminer. (Photographed by Ken Lee)To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images for consideration,…
PCWorld
Samsung Pay will be bundled on nearly all Galaxy phones in 2017
Samsung has been working to improve its mobile payments service ever since it launched on a small number of devices last year, and now the company feels the service is ready for prime time. Starting in 2017, Samsung Pay will come pre-installed on nearly every Galaxy smartphone, and even other Android…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
People’s energy in the workplace is key to staff retention
People who energize their work colleagues are less likely to voluntarily leave an organization – unless they are high performers, suggests new research. The work suggests that being fired is not necessarily down to poor performance or not being a good fit; it may be because an individual dampens the…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researcher studies increased predation of sagebrush songbirds in natural gas fields
While such development has encroached on and hindered nesting habitat for three types of sagebrush-obligate birds, predation of these birds has increased because rodent populations in the vicinity of oil and gas wells have increased.
How-To Geek
How to Open a New Tab to a Specific Webpage in Your Browser
Most browsers have a default page that displays when you open a new tab. If you don’t want your browser deciding what webpage you see when you open a new tab, you can change it to a custom webpage of your choosing.Click Here to Continue Reading
TechCrunch
IAB study says majority of Americans are okay with ads on their IoT devices
 It might seem a little weird to think about seeing ads on, say, your smart refrigerator — but according to a new study, Americans are actually pretty open to the idea of advertising on “Internet of Things” devices. The study was released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (a trade group for online…
Mashable
Here are the 10 best video games of 2016
Video games were a blessed escape during the darker moments of 2016. The best of them helped us step away from the daily trials that this garbage year delivered. Not all of them have happy stories — or even happy endings — but they provided a much-needed break from reality. SEE ALSO: ‘Overwatch’ brings…
TechSpot
Donald Trump meets with the tech elite, offers a helping hand
President-elect Donald Trump met with some of Silicon Valley’s top executives to help smooth his transition into office. Prominent attendees included the leaders of Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, Tesla, as well as Trump family members and other administration appointees.
Fast Company
Inside The Psychology Of The Rebel Electors Who Seek To Overturn Trump’s Election
How can an Electoral College member go against the will of voters in their state? This Harvard professor explains their moral logic. How can an Electoral College member go against the will of voters in their state? This Harvard professor explains their moral logic.What does it…
Lifehacker
TP-Link Sale: Score A Popular Router For $69, a Range Extender For $19, and More
TP-Link Gold BoxIf you still haven’t upgraded your home network to 802.11ac, or if you just want to fill in a few dead zones in the corners of your home, Amazons running a huge sale today on routers, range extenders and more from TP-Link.Inside, you’ll find the ever-popular TP-Link Archer C7 router for…
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, Net Neutrality Champion, Says He’ll Step Down
Tom Wheeler, the former telecom industry lobbyist who became an unlikely internet hero by passing the Federal Communications Commission’s landmark net neutrality policy, announced plans to step down from the agency in January.In a press release issued on Thursday morning before the FCC’s monthly open…
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How a BMI Fallacy Convinced the World that Diabetes Is a Disease of Excess
Last year I was visiting a rural hospital in Chhattisgarh, one of the poorest and hungriest states in India. The patients waiting in the corridors were thin and bony, with dangerously low blood counts and anemia. So I was shocked when I watched the doctors at Jan Swasthya Sahyog clinic treat patient…
Scientific American Content: Global
The Republican Energy and Climate Policy Agenda
Republicans in Congress plan to undermine climate science and dismantle regulations on greenhouse gas emissions. To prevent a radical rollback of climate change regulations, the environmental… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New report finds health wearable devices pose new consumer and privacy risks
Personal health wearable devices used to monitor heart rates, sleep patterns, calories, and even stress levels raise new privacy and security risks, according to a report released today by researchers at American University and the Center for Digital Democracy. Watches, fitness bands, and so-called “smart”…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
First experimental evidence of 3-D aromaticity in stacked antiaromatic compounds
Aromatic molecules consist of planar carbon-based rings with alternating single and double (π) bonds. These molecules contain 4n+2 (n = 0, 1, 2 …) π electrons—π electrons are those involved in π bonds—which results in high stability because the π electrons delocalize over the ring structure. Aromatic…
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A better way for policymakers to win over constituents
Imagine you are an organ donor in need of an organ yourself. Should you get preferential treatment because you had volunteered to be a donor? A new study shows that most people would support moving you up on the waiting list. At the same time, they would vehemently oppose moving non-donors needing an…
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Biodegradable polymer coating for implants
Medical implants often carry surface substrates that release ac-tive substances or to which biomolecules or cells can adhere better. However, degradable gas-phase coatings for degradable implants, such as surgical suture materials or scaffolds for tis-sue culturing, have been lacking so far. In the journal…
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Researchers achieve meter-scale optical coherence tomography for first time
An industry-academic collaboration has achieved the first optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of cubic meter volumes. With OCT’s ability to provide difficult-to-obtain information on material composition, subsurface structure, coatings, surface roughness and other properties, this advance could…
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This is no ordinary airport vending machine — Project Fi Travel Trolley dispenses free gifts
There’s little to be enjoyed about holiday traveling, what with the endless security lines, hoards of people, and seemingly inevitable flight delays, but now, Google’s Project Fi is hoping to bring some cheer to your holiday flight. On Wednesday, it was discovered that Google’s mobile virtual network…
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One-Day Kindle SaleNeed some reading material for your holiday travel, or just need to fill that new Kindle you bought yourself on Black Friday? Amazon’s discounting dozens of popular books to just a few bucks each today. A few of our picks are below, but head over to Amazon to see the rest, and note…
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Pokémon Go Will Be Releasing New Creatures into the Wild this December, So be Ready to Hunt
Pokémon Go is officially expanding with new creatures this December, as part of the Christmas holiday festivities (and this should keep you busy on your smartphone rather than worrying about gift shopping). But you can only get them by hatching eggs. Togepi, Pichu, and other Pokémon from the game’s second…
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Researchers are now Using the Bebop 2 Drone to Study How to Save California’s Sequoia Trees
A few months after the Federal Aviation Administration showed a great willingness to embrace the technology of pilotless drones earlier this year with the launch of new drone rules for commercial operators, more industries are now discovering how the technology can be used to their advantage and improve…
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The Best Watches You Can Give Under $1,000 for the Holiday Season
Ever since the day gentlemen became as stylish as their female counterparts, the essential part of the modern gentleman’s style has always been his timepiece. No matter how dressed up or down for a busy work day or for leisure, from the first pocket watch to today’s elaborate watches, these have defined…
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Trump Will Prefer the Space X Mission to Mars Rather than Obama’s Asteroid Catcher
President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into the Oval Office on January 20, so aside from Obamacare getting scrapped as Trump has promised, President Obama’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) could also face the scrap heap. ARM was originally envisioned as one of the boldest projects that NASA could…
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Facebook Messenger’s artsy new camera turns any text into filters
 What’s better than a few geofilters? A billion algorithmically generated filters. That’s Facebook Messenger’s strategy to steal the visual communication crown from Snapchat, thanks to its new camera feature that rolls out today. Well, actually, “a billion” is selling it short. Read More
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Texas Woman’s University ‘All-Inclusive, Multicultural’ Holiday Party Guidelines Are the Opposite of That
Texas Woman’s University would like to help you plan your Christmas party. Er, sorry, your holiday party. Wait, sorry again, your “end of fiscal year” party. There we go. That’s better. The university put out a press release citing the advice of Mark Kessler, a professor of multicultural women’s and…
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Tracking down therapy-resistant leukemia cells
Scientists have succeeded in finding a small population of inactive leukemia cells that is responsible for relapse of the disease. Now the way is paved for research into new therapies that prevent disease relapse by eliminating the remaining, so-called dormant leukemia cells.
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Researchers estimate more accurately the short-term solar irradiance
Researchers predict with minor error rate the short-term Global Solar Irradiance (GSI) using Artificial Neural Networks (ANN).
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Capturing the Energy of Slow Motion
A team of Penn State materials scientists and electrical engineers has designed a mechanical energy transducer that points toward a new direction in scalable energy harvesting of unused mechanical energy, including wind, ocean waves and human motion.
Newswise: SciNews
UI Readies for Cassini Finale
Radio and plasma instrument designed and built at UI may provide clues about Saturn’s auroras, thunderstorms
Newswise: SciNews
Lunar Sonic Booms
University of Iowa scientist to give talk about mini shock waves on the moon
Newswise: SciNews
Couch Potatoes Take Note: If You Want to Stick to an Exercise Plan, Try High-Intensity Workouts
A team of kinesiologists has found that high-intensity interval training (HIT) is more enjoyable than moderate exercise. It’s the first study to examine changes in enjoyment for HIT workouts versus moderate continuous training, over the first six weeks of an exercise program.
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The Banks With the Most Customer Complaints
Whether it’s ridiculous fees or just terrible customer service, sometimes it’s worth breaking up with your bank. LendEDU looked at data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to find the best and worst banks of the year, based on customer complaints.Read more…
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Sony’s new high-end wireless PS4 headset coming on January 17
Sony has unveiled the Platinum Wireless Headset aimed at PS4, Playstation VR, and mobile users. The model has hidden noise cancelling microphones and, like the Gold model, supports 7.1 virtual surround sound. However, it’s also equipped with the 3D a…
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Get Two Quick Charge 2.0 Ports, and Two Cables, For $8
Tronsmart Dual QC 2.0 Charger With Two Cables, $8 with code DUALWALL$8 would be a good price for a standalone Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger with one port. Today though, that gets you two QC-compatible ports, and two compatible microUSB cables thrown in for good measure. Just be sure to use promo code…
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NASA science chief: ‘I have no worries about the resilience of this country’
Thomas Zurbuchen on the agency’s Earth-science programmes and the transition to a new president.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21180
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