Indistinguishable from Magic 12/16

Big Think
Compassion Is Weaved Throughout Our Nervous System, Researchers Have Found
We like to think of compassion as purely altruistic. Yet, it may have selfish underpinnings.    Read More
EETimes:
Friday Quiz: Electrical Definitions
So, you think you know a few things about electrical and electronic definitions? We’ll see.
The Awesomer
The Screens Within Screens
LinkVox spoke with effects artist Todd A. Marks about the work that goes into showing computers and devices in movies. Marks and his colleagues don’t just make fake websites or programs – they often shoot their own scenes, scrounge for old tech, and secure licenses. More Awesome Stuff: The Origin…
Mashable
Twitch wants its users to start streaming their ‘everyday lives’
Twitch wants its users to go beyond gaming. The social video platform for gamers on Thursday announced a new category called “IRL” designed to enable and encourage Twitch users to share content from their everyday lives. Watch live video from on http://www.twitch.tv Twitch said the new category was inspired…
Digital Trends
This Fotodiox adapter is reportedly killing Sony E mount cameras
Fotodiox offers dozens of adapters that enable Sony mirrorless users to attach other lenses to their cameras. Most of these adapters work flawlessly, but one of its newest adapters has begun causing concern after a couple of photographers reported that the Fotodiox Fusion SmartAF Nikon G mount to Sony…
Digital Trends
Robot bees are designed to pollinate flowers when real bees no longer can
Given their crucial life in our ecosystem by helping to pollinate flowers, bees are pretty darn important. But with a continuing radical population decline of bees around the world, it may be up to robots to step in and lend a helping hand. That is the mission of an unusual project taking place at Poland’s…
Mashable
Snapchat now has holiday geofilters so prepare for an onslaught
If a party doesn’t have its own custom Snapchat filter, did it even happen?  Not according to Snapchat. The filter-friendly OGs launched a jolly new feature this Friday: holiday party filters, for all your celebratory needs.  Complete with winter-y borders, yule tide appropriate typography and of course,…
Digital Trends
GM will build a fleet of self-driving Chevy Bolts in Michigan next year
California’s Silicon Valley may be the face of self-driving cars in the U.S., but the first state to pass comprehensive autonomous vehicle regulations lies about 2,400 miles to the east. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the SAVE Act legislation into law last week, and one automaker is already taking…
New Scientist – Online news
Let’s hope UK’s soft drink tax cuts obesity and diabetes rates
Significant health improvements from a planned UK tax on sugary drinks have been predicted in a study. Hopefully  they will come to pass, says Paul Aveyard
Next Big Future
Tax cuts and other fiscal stimulus could boost US contribution to world economic growth up to the level of India
The world economy grew by 2.7% in the third quarter of 2016 compared with a year earlier, down from 2.8% the previous quarter. Growth remains steady in India and China: together they accounted for 65% of world growth. Other emerging markets struggled: they contributed 16%, down from 21% in the previous…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Drone dives like a seabird, bursts skyward like a flying fish
We have seen a few aerial drones capable of venturing underwater, but none that can enter and exit the marine environment quite like the so-called AquaMav. Built by engineers at Imperial College London, the drone uses collapsible wings to dive like a fish-hunting seabird and scoop up water…
Mashable
Buzzfeed launches first sponsored scripted series starring Ashly Perez
Buzzfeed has launched its first sponsored scripted series with Toyota Corolla. Unfortunatly Ashly, a spin-off of the BuzzFeed Violet series, is a sitcom starring Ashly Perez, who is also the creative force behind the project.  “The best part about this development deal in general is it allows…
Mises Institute
Why the Bill of Rights Is Failing
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssTaxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWhy the Bill of Rights Is Failing Political Theory 0 Views 225 years ago today, the first ten amendments were added to the new Constitution of 1787. Those amendments have come to be known as the Bill of Rights, and taken…
CNET News.com
‘Farsighted’ looks on the technological bright side of 2016 (Farsighted Podcast, Ep 3) – CNET
Not everyone loved 2016, but we could look back on it as the year we made real progress toward living longer, better and perhaps even on Mars.
BBC News – World
War – an orphan’s poem from South Sudan
Patricia Mercy, 16, lost both her parents in the conflict in South Sudan and is now a refugee in Uganda. She wrote a poem about her experience.
Next Big Future
China inducting J20 stealth fighters into air force as active service planes
At least six J-20s stealth fighters are in active service, with four tail numbers 78271,78272,78273 and 78274 identified. And another six are ready to be delivered by end of Dec 2016According to the Chinese aviation expert Dafeng Cao who posts under the Twitter handle @xinfengcao, six J-20 stealth fighters…
Digital Trends
Supply channels hint that ARM-based Windows 10 machines are due in 2017
One of the more exciting — and potentially underrated — announcements out of Microsoft’s 2016 WinHEC conference was upcoming Windows 10 support for ARM processors. While the original Windows-on-ARM experiment, otherwise known as Windows RT, was Microsoft’s first Surface iteration, Microsoft’s future…
DudeIWantThat.com
Joking Hazard – Build Funny (and Terrible) Comics
What game could be better than combining leading and inappropriate partial thoughts to make profane and hysterical complete ones? Joking Hazard. A game that combines leading and inappropriate partial thoughts to make profane and hysterical complete ones…with pictures. Comic strip-style. The…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
X+living’s fashion concept features four contrasting aesthetic identities
the project features four collections, each with own defined aesthetic identity. The post X+living’s fashion concept features four contrasting aesthetic identities appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Lifehacker
The Darth Vader Playlist
The first ever Star Wars movie without an episode number is finally out, and it’s all about that first Death Star. You know, before Death Stars became boring. To commemorate the new movie, have a playlist of Darth Vader’s favorite music.This playlist, like the BB-8 playlist we’ve shared before, comes…
Lifehacker
Most Popular Clever Uses and MacGyver Tips of 2016
We’re always finding ingenious workarounds to life’s problems, big or small. This year we treated pool noodles as all-purpose cushions, removed and saved wine corks, got the most out of a burner phone, and used a simple test to see if the power went out.Hatch Eggs In Pokémon Go With a Turntable Certain…
BBC News – World
Antarctic ‘pole of ignorance’ finally addressed
European scientists have flown instruments back and forth across the South Pole to map its hidden depths.
MakeUseOf
How to Merge Multiple Word Documents in Microsoft Office 2016
Even though Microsoft Word now supports multi-person collaboration on documents (either via the web app or an Office 365 subscription), there are still times when you’ll need to merge multiple Word documents together. Of course, you could simply copy and paste the contents of one document into another,…
MakeUseOf
The 11 Best Animated Movies You Can Download Off Netflix
For long-time Netflix subscribers, the company’s recent announcement regarding downloads made for a welcome early Christmas gift. Yes, the video streaming service is now allowing users to download content to watch offline later. Finally! For parents, this news is super-sweet, especially around the holidays…
MakeUseOf
27+ Essential Lightroom Shortcuts for Improving Your Workflow
For storing, sorting, and editing your photos, solutions don’t come much better than Adobe Lightroom. It’s why professional photographers from around the world live by the app. But accessing the huge range of features, settings, and tools can interrupt your workflow. That’s where shortcuts come in. To…
MakeUseOf
How to Pick the Perfect Simple Phone for Parents or Grandparents
The young rule the digital age. It’s fascinating to watch children born in the last few years take to a tablet like it’s nothing, and most folks in their 20s and below know how to work a smartphone with little help. However, this isn’t always true for those of older generations. Some people still use…
MakeUseOf
Top 10 Ways to Stay Safe From Scams This Holiday Season
The holidays are upon us, online sales are expected to go through the roof, and more U.S. consumers than ever (68 percent, or roughly 170 million people) plan to buy technological gifts this holiday season. Unfortunately, cybercriminals bank (no pun intended) on heightened shopping excitement and lowered…
MakeUseOf
Huge Deal on TP-Link Networking, Logitech Accessories, and Much More [US/CA]
If you’re looking for some computer and networking accessories, you’re in luck, because Amazon is having sales on all kinds of stuff. You can get deals on Logitech keyboards, webcams, and more. Plus, they have TP-Link deals with routers, range extenders, powerline kits, and just about any home networking…
Mashable
Virtual reality coming to Nintendo’s new console? Here’s a hint.
When the new Nintendo Switch comes out in March we’ll finally know if it will support virtual reality. But until then, impatient gamers are searching for clues. Evidence has emerged that supports speculation that VR will be part of the system. In an online gaming forum on Wednesday, someone posted details…
The Next Web
US Election Assistance Commission confirms ‘possible’ hack
The governing body responsible for testing and certifying voting systems has itself been hacked, according to a report from security company, Recorded Future. The report was further substantiated by TechCrunch, as the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) confirmed a “possible intrusion” around the…
Digital Trends
Here’s a look at some of the first stand-alone apps on Android Wear 2.0
The long-awaited Android Wear 2.0 should arrive in the next few months, bringing with it a number of very welcome features. Perhaps the biggest of these new features is the ability to run stand-alone apps, which don’t necessarily require a paired app on your Android phone. Today, Google is giving us…
Digital Trends
Game developers using Unity now get support for Vulkan, Google Daydream
This week, Unity Technologies released the latest beta of its Unity game engine. Dubbed as Unity 5.6 Beta, it’s available for all Unity users, including Personal Edition users, adding a number of new features to the popular engine. One of those is support for Vulkan, a new graphics and computer application…
Phys.org: Physics News
New type of traveling wave pattern could contain biological coordinates
Physicists in Israel and the US have proposed a new type of travelling wave pattern—one that can adapt to the size of physical system in which it is embedded – reporting the work in the New Journal of Physics.
Ars Technica
Facebook will outsource fact checking to fight fake news
After facing months of criticism, Facebook has announced a plan to combat a small subset of misleading information. Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s VP of News Feed, announced on Thursday that the company would be releasing some new features to eliminate what he calls “the worst of the worst,”…
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AOL’s Alto email Dashboard adds Alexa and Slack integrations
Email, it’s the granddaddy of messaging apps. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a little nudge into the teens… the tens… whatever we’re calling this decade. AOL’s Alto is exactly that, a modern email client that extracts all the useful info tucked away within it, putting it front and center in a…
Latest news
Australian government to continue focus on digital delivery in 2017
The federal government’s new digital roadmap will see it carry over its digital transformation agenda into the coming year.
Brain Pickings
16 Overall Favorite Books of 2016
From loneliness to love to black holes, by way of Neil Gaiman, Annie Dillard, and Mary Oliver. To look back on any period of reading with the intention of selecting one’s favorite books is a curious two-way time machine — one must scoop the memory of a past and filter it through the sieve of an indefinite…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Waging a more effective war against viral outbreaks
As societies grow more complex and interconnected, a mathematical biologist calls for a similar evolution in models to combat communicable disease.
BBC News – World
‘Victory over terrorism’
The BBC’s Sarah Rainsford in Moscow assesses the Russian reaction to the recapture of Aleppo.
SlashGear
Faraday Future prototype beats Model X P100D to 60MPH in video
Ambitious electric car company Faraday Future has released a video showing a prototype it has created beating a few cars in a short race from 0 to 60MPH. The prototype, of which no details are provided, races the Tesla Model X P100D, the Ferrari 488 GTB, and the Bentley Bentayga. As you’d expect, considering…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Immunotherapy for cancer: New method identifies target antigens by mass spectrometry
New cancer therapies harness the immune system to fight tumors. One of the main principles behind these therapies is to find out precisely which molecules on cancer cells trigger an immune response. A team of researchers has, for the first time, identified suitable protein structures directly from patients’…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Timing may be key to understanding cognitive problems in Parkinson’s disease
People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and mice that lack dopamine both are missing a critical brain wave needed for timing actions — a cognitive process that’s consistently impaired in patients with PD, new research shows. Brain stimulation at the same frequency as the missing brain wave restores timing…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
New research paper challenges dogma of cell cycle control
All textbooks describe the cyclin-dependent kinase complex as the one and only/exclusive regulator of the eukaryotic cell cycle. But now scientists have found evidence that a metabolic oscillator acts as the ‘conductor’ of cell division.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researchers combat antimicrobial resistance using smartphones
An automated diagnostic test reader for antimicrobial resistance using a smartphone has now been developed by researchers. The technology could lead to routine testing for antimicrobial susceptibility in areas with limited resources.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Number of known black holes expected to double in two years with new detection method
A method that will detect roughly 10 black holes per year has now been developed, doubling the number currently known within two years, say scientists. They add that it will likely unlock the history of black holes in a little more than a decade.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Does good-tasting food cause weight gain?
Does eating good-tasting food make you gain weight? Despite the common perception that good-tasting food is unhealthy and causes obesity, new research using a mouse model suggests that desirable taste in and of itself does not lead to weight gain.
DiscoveryNews
How Reprogrammed Cells Gave Old Mice New Youth
How Reprogrammed Cells Gave Old Mice New Youth
physicsworld.com: all content
Dual optical clock races towards peak precision
System reduces dead time by switching between atomic ensembles
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
There’s a science to gift giving: experiences are better than material items
This holiday season, consider giving an experience. New research shows it can foster stronger relationships than material items , say authors of a new report.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Supercomputer simulations confirm observations of 2015 India/Pakistan heat waves
New evidence of human influence on extreme weather events. After examining observational and simulated temperature and heat indexes, the research team concluded that two separate deadly heat waves that occurred in India and Pakistan in the summer of 2015 ‘were exacerbated by anthropogenic climate change.’
Acquire
Taschen digs into the National Geographic archives for their best Infographics
All the best infographics in one book.One of the best parts of National Geographic has always been its well-designed infographics. Taschen brings a massive collection to a 480 page coffee table book:”Back in the days when the information age was a distant dream and the world a more mysterious place,…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Lower cost of LEDs reduce profitability for manufacturing landscape
Although residential and commercial industries are widely adopting energy-efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs), the drop in LED prices is driving away manufacturers because of decreased profitability, dramatically dislocating and restructuring the solid-state lighting marketplace, says a new American…
Mashable
Forget standing, kneeling desks should be the new office trend
I work the old-fashioned way: Chair below me, desk in front of me and my laptop on a platform raised high enough that I hope I don’t get a permanent crick in my neck. My co-workers, though, manage a dizzying assortment of work styles, that include couch lounging, cubby reclining and standing desks. …
9to5Mac
Nike+ Run Club app updated w/ greater iPhone independence for Apple Watch, battery improvements
Nike today is rolling out an update to its Nike+ Run Club app on iOS that brings a host of changes and new features. The update brings the app to version 5.3.0 and is especially notable now that the Apple Watch Nike+ is available. more…Filed under: Apple
VentureBeat
There’s a robot driving the 2017 Volvo S90, and it freaked me out
You can take the Tesla Model S, I’m ready to move on. I understand all of the hype, but seriously — the car costs $68,000 for the base model. To get all of the bells and whistles, with the fastest acceleration and all of the self-driving features, you can expect to pay about twice that, or around $118,000….
Reason.com Full Feed
How Ayn Rand-like is the Trump Administration Shaping Up to Be?
About the only thing that could make Donald Trump as a politician—with his authoritarian instincts and promises, his anti-trade autarkism, his belief that America’s companies and capital work at his whim, his wish to round up millions and toss them from their homes because they crossed a border without…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Tools : Slash & Serve Shredded Meat Claws – Exclusive
For some serious shredding power this holiday season! Channel your inner wolf when you slash and tear at a pork shoulder butt with your set of Slash & Serve Meat Claws. $19.99
Digital Trends
Naked mole rats are helping Google figure out how to cheat death
More than a few billionaires have sought the key to longer human life. Larry Ellison, for example, spent $335 million of his foundation’s money on anti-aging research, and investor Peter Thiel has also doled out some cash to find ways to help humans live longer. Now, it appears that Google’s co-founders…
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‘Battlezone’ Classic Mode fulfills the promise of ’80s VR
It’s been 36 years since Atari released Battlezone and effectively created the first-person shooter in the process. The game’s immersive periscope viewer and vector graphics influenced decades of game design and provided arcade goers with an early glimpse of what a virtual reality world could look like….
Archinect – News
AIA honors I.M. Pei’s Grand Louvre with 2017 Twenty-Five Year Award
When I.M. Pei’s Grand Louvre in Paris was first completed in 1989, it was denounced as a modernist insult to its historic location, the 800-year-old Grand Palais. But 27 years later, the 71-foot-tall glass pyramid has become as treasured as the artwork it houses. In an announcement today, the AIA announced…
HiConsumption
Under Armour Speedform Smart Shoes
A line of running shoes with fitness trackers built in.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
3D printed models help mend broken hearts
Although fully-functional 3D printed organs might still be a while down the track, the technology has been saving lives for years, by creating tissue, lifelike training models and external devices that mimic organ function. Now a team at Georgia Tech is 3D printing exact replicas of patients’…
Latest news
Autonomous cars to be trialled on Victorian roads
Victorian tolling company Transburban will start trialling autonomous vehicles on state roads next year to better understand how the technology interacts with real world traffic.
DigsDigs
36 Eye-Catchy Hexagon Tile Ideas For Kitchens
Hex tiles are timeless and chic, they can be used anywhere, from an entryway to a bathroom, there are a lot of shades and sizes to use. They can be used on the floors or walls, you can create patterns you like and fit them into almost any style – from mid-century modern to minimalist. Today we are going…
SlashGear
Google Wallet on the web now lets you send, receive money
‘Tis the season for giving. Or so they say. Sometimes, however, it’s also the season for giving back. Yes, we’re talking about that money you owe your best bud from your last Starbucks. OK, so maybe that’s not the only reason you need to send someone money or even, gasp, ask for money, but whatever the…
Slashdot
Aging Process May Be Reversable, Scientists Claim
New submitter TheNinjaCoder writes: A new type of gene therapy is showing promise in reversing the aging process. The scientists are not claiming that aging can be eliminated, but say that in the foreseeable future treatments designed to slow the process could increase life expectancy. The Guardian explains…
Computerworld
Russian-speaking hacker allegedly stole logins from a U.S. election agency
A Russian-speaking hacker has been found selling stolen login credentials for a U.S. agency that tests and certifies voting equipment, according to a security firm.The hacker was attempting to sell more than 100 allegedly compromised login credentials belonging to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission…
DiscoveryNews
The Earth’s Magnetic Shield Cracked, Are We Doomed?
The Earth’s Magnetic Shield Cracked, Are We Doomed?
Gizmodo
Transform Your Perception of Board Games With Risk Legacy, Now Down to $27
Risk Legacy, $27Risk Legacy isn’t the somewhat boring and long-winded Risk game you’re familiar with. No, it’s a game with real stakes and consequences: You’ll draw on the board, rip up cards, and make decisions that can’t be undone over the course of your playing sessions. The man in black on Westworld…
Digital Trends
BMW and IBM partner to make your car a little bit smarter
You’re about to get a new passenger in your BMW, and his name is Watson. On Thursday, the German automaker announced a new collaboration with IBM, in which the two companies will “work together to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalizing the driving experience and creating more…
Digital Trends
Never hang another lost dog poster with Trakz GPS for pets
We all love our pets. Dog people, cat people, whoever we are, we can all agree that we would never want to lose our furry friends. Trakz wants to help make sure that never happens. This Britain-based startup created a pretty simple solution. To keep track of your cats and dogs, all you really needed…
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Hacker breaches the US agency that certifies voting machines
In the year of “rigged” election claims, security firm Recorded Future says it identified a Russian-speaking hacker attempting to sell accounts that have access to the US Election Assistance Commission. While may not be familiar with the EAC, it’s the agency in charge of certifying voting machines and…
Mashable
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes jibe at Ola’s co-founder, says willing to apply for Indian citizenship
Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick may have 99 problems to worry about, but his local competitor’s controversial proposal to gain foothold in the market isn’t one of them.  Taking a jibe at Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal’s recent remarks that the Indian government should favour local companies, Kalanick…
Latest news
Visa and MasterCard join forces for payment tokenisation
The payment giants have teamed up to accelerate the adoption of both company’s tokenisation offerings, Visa Checkout and MasterPass.
Latest news
Turnbull’s agile struggle is all glitz and no grunt
Malcolm Turnbull planned to launch Australia into a continuous innovation boom. Instead, a string of IT disasters have shown, yet again, that you can’t skip the fundamentals.
TechCrunch
America’s problems are Silicon Valley’s next investment
 This week is the perfect opportunity for technology executives and investors to lead an open, public conversation about how we can innovate for all Americans, many of whom feel threatened by automation and technological progress. Read More
Gizmodo
42 States Extend Deadline to Sign Up For Obamacare
Image: GettyOn Thursday night, federal regulators announced that they were extending the midnight deadline to sign up for health insurance starting January 1, 2017 through the Affordable Care Act on Healthcare.gov.Read more…
BBC News – World
Brexit: Theresa May wants early deal on Britons in EU
Theresa May tells fellow leaders she wants an early deal on what Brexit means for Britons living in the EU.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Obama vows action over Russia election hack as White House say Putin directly involved
Barack Obama on Thursday said the United States would retaliate against Russian hacking after the White House accused Vladimir Putin of direct involvement in cyberattacks designed to influence the US election.
Digital Trends
How to add friends on Snapchat
How does one find friends on Snapchat? Assuming this is your first time on the popular social network, you’re probably eager to build up your friends list and explore all the advantages therein. After all, a person isn’t really your friend until you’re both connected via every single social media platform…
The Next Web
Xbox One update supercharges download speeds by up to 80%
Just in time for the holidays, Microsoft is rolling out an update for its Xbox One game console that should make it easier to download all those new titles you’ve scored with grandma’s gift cards. OS version 10.0.14393.2152 will see users running connections faster than 100 Mbps enjoy downloads that…
BBC News – World
Minnesota football team boycotts games over sexual assault case
Minnesota’s university football team will boycott games after suspensions over an alleged sexual assault case.
TechSpot
The State of PC Gaming in 2016
PC gaming is on the forefront of gaming. So many of today’s trends: early access, survival game elements in everything, multiplatform mods, esports, and virtual reality — all started on PC. Even as it inspired other platforms, PC gaming itself evolved this year, making big strides and taking ugly spills….
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Internet use in class tied to lower test scores: study
Warning: Surfing the internet in class is now linked to poorer test scores, even among the most intelligent and motivated of students.
Top News – MIT Technology Review
The Hole in the Digital Economy
If the next president intends to improve American infrastructure and expand economic opportunities, there’s no better place to start than with the millions of people who still lack broadband access and computer skills.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Electric scooter goes totally tubular for portability
There’s no shortage of folding electric scooters on retail and crowdfunding sites. Some fold in half for carrying on and off public transportation and in and out of buildings, while others fold and trolley along by their wheels. The GoTube provides an even cleaner, more portable solution, folding…
Gear Patrol
Updated for 2016: 5 Best Hi-Fi Bluetooth Speakers
Hi-fi and Bluetooth generally don’t get along. But new technology is letting them reconcile their differences. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Best Modern Car Designs of 2016
Designers all across the industry are putting forth some of the best work we’ve seen in years. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Found: 4 Adventure Vehicles to Take on This Year’s Snowpocalypse
An incredibly harsh winter is all but guaranteed. Outfit yourself with a vehicle that’ll see you through it. …Read More »
Mises Institute
Understanding the Trump Phenomenon
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssTaxes and SpendingUnderstanding the Trump Phenomenon Political Theory 0 Views Amid all the hysteria surrounding Donald Trump, clear and sober analyses of who he is and what to expect have been few and far between.I’ve already seen numerous progressives…
DiscoveryNews
This Is How Your Skin Holds In Bodily Fluids
This Is How Your Skin Holds In Bodily Fluids
Discover Magazine
Bypassing Paralysis Altogether
A device restores movement directly to a man’s arm.
Discover Magazine
From Sand to Soil
The fungus that turned sand into soil in Earth’s early days.
Latest news
Australia’s NCI gets supercomputing systems from IBM for AI and analytics
Australia’s research computing facility has purchased IBM Power servers for high performance computing to propel research via artificial intelligence, deep learning, and advanced analytics.
Latest news
Korean IT exports hit 14-month high due to increased chip demand
South Korea’s IT export recovered in November after a 14-month decline thanks to a rise in demand for semiconductors and OLED.
Gear Patrol
Our Favorite Style Picks, Right Now
A dive watch, suede Chelsea boots and a throwback down vest. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Outdoorsman
Fill the outdoorsman’s hiking boots with gifts of cheer. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Your Holiday TSA Hack: Slip-On Shoes
Security lines are no place for lace-ups. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: December 16, 2016
How to save on a Mass Fidelity speaker system, a Star Wars BB-8 droid and more. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: December 16, 2016
A 4K Blu-ray player, a performance wool sweater, a dim sum guidebook and much more …Read More »
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Sideways launch for microsatellites set to study heart of hurricanes
NASA launched a new class of hurricane monitoring microsatellites today – and did it sideways. At 8:37 am EST Dec. 15, a modified Orbital ATK L-1011 Stargazer aircraft dropped a Pegasus XL rocket from an altitude of 39,000 ft (11.900 m) over the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of Florida…
DailyTech Main News Feed
ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler – Tame the Heat
Do you need a CPU cooler? If you plan on overclocking your monster build, then yes you do. Let’s face it, a good computing/pc gaming session can generate some good heat.
CNET News.com
Australian ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay by year’s end – CNET
The Pirate Bay has been chased around the world, and now Australia’s internet service providers have been ordered to block it Down Under, along with a raft of other torrent sites.
DailyTech Main News Feed
Samsung Galaxy S8 may be the first smartphone with Bluetooth v5.0
Samsung Galaxy S8 still will dominate the iPhone 8 in one area, the flagship smartphone, that is expected to launch during MWC 2017 in February with newest Bluetooth 5.0 standard, according to a report from SamMobile website. For now, nearly all-current flagship smartphones come with Bluetoothv4.2. The…
Slashdot
Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy Linked To Autism
New submitter future guy quotes a report from New Atlas: The researchers examined around 4,200 blood samples from pregnant women and their children and discovered a link between autism and low levels of vitamin D. More specifically, they found that pregnant women who were vitamin D deficient at 20 weeks…
Digital Trends
Twitter limits data access for law enforcement surveillance hubs
Twitter is cutting off law enforcement surveillance hubs, known as “fusion centers,” from accessing a social media monitoring tool that allowed for the monitoring of its user data. The move comes after the ACLU informed the company that Dataminr (a firm that creates Twitter surveillance tools that can…
Mashable
This country went crazy tweeting about sports in 2016
While the rest of the world chattered about Brexit, the US Presidential Elections and Pokémon GO, India seemed to care largely about sports. And this is barely surprising. Twitter’s just-released year-in-review reveals that sports dominated other conversation categories by a mile. India has always been…
Mashable
KFC Japan offers two-finger plastic condoms so you can eat chicken like a civil person
Gloves are sooo last century. To keep your fingers clean while eating fried chicken, KFC in Japan has now started to hand out two-fingered transparent gloves that slip onto your thumb and forefinger, it announced. \もう手の油は気にしない!/★『フィンガーナップ』登場!★ニュースサイトでも取り上げていただいている『フィンガーナップ』。導入店舗が近くにある方は是非お試しくださいませ♪↓詳細&店舗リストはこちら↓https://t.co/v0Vm7uzp9t…
Mobile Magazine
This Startup is Raking in So Much Profits Its CEO Said “Thank You” by Sending All the Employees to Hawaii for a Vacation
Cohesity is a storage startup company that emerged from being almost virtually unknown just a year ago. It was founded by Mohit Aron, the cofounder and former CTO of Nutanix, and is also an ex-Google guy. Cohesity is growing so fast, Aron decided to send the entire company and their families on two “thank-you”…
Mobile Magazine
Mario’s Shigeru Miyamoto on Nintendo and Apple Having Similar Philosophies
For the first time in technology’s history, it’s becoming common to see stories on the news about two tech companies collaborating on projects, whether both are competitors or not. One example of this is the recent news of Nintendo and Apple working closely together to launch a new game called “Super…
Mobile Magazine
Here are Some of Our Oscar Predictions, and These are Must-See Movies in Their Own Right
Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is almost over, a new year is about to be ushered in, and we all know what that means, don’t we? No, we don’t care about your resolution to go to the gym, because we’re talking about the up and coming 89th Academy Awards or the Oscars. And once again we’ll […]
Mashable
Footage of ‘inhumane’ treatment of jailed Aboriginal woman rattles Australia
Police released CCTV footage of 22-year-old Julieka Dhu’s time in lock-up before her death in police custody on Friday. The Indigenous Yamatji woman passed away in August, but her family requested for the footage to be made public. West Australian state coroner Ros Fogliani called the footage “profoundly…
Mashable
Generous man spends daughter’s wedding money to build houses for the homeless
In a deviation from the norm, a wealthy businessman in India chose to celebrate his daughter’s wedding by spending all the money to build homes for poor.  SEE ALSO: Indian diamond tycoon gives away hundreds of cars, apartments to employees as Diwali gift Maharashtra-resident Ajay Munot built 90 houses…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Spinning black hole swallowing star explains superluminous event
Munich, Germany (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 In 2015, the All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN) detected an event, named ASASSN-15lh, that was recorded as the brightest supernova ever – and categorised as a superluminous supernova, the explosion of an extremely massive star at the end of its life….
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NASA’s Improved Supersonic Cockpit Display Shows Precise Locations of Sonic Booms
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Dec 13, 2016 NASA pilots flying supersonic aircraft now have a display that tells them exactly where sonic booms are hitting the ground. A series of flights, recently flown at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, featured a display that allowed NASA…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Bremen robot team successfully simulates Mars mission in Utah
Bremen, Germany (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 A major challenge in the exploration of Mars by robots is its uneven surface, which is marked by trenches and craters. Whether the systems can withstand the rough terrain on the Red Planet, they have to prove it on the earth first – for example, in the rocky deserts…
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A population of neutron stars can generate gravitational waves continuously
Mumbai, India (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 Professor Sudip Bhattacharyya of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India, and Professor Deepto Chakrabarty (MIT, USA), an adjunct visiting professor at the same institute, have shown that a population of neutron stars should spin around their…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
A Promising Spot for Life on Mars
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 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. Scientists in charge of the mission gave an update of their…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Preparing for the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total eclipse will cross the entire country, coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. Weather permitting, the entire continent will have the opportunity to view an eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun, casting a shadow on…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Seven Ways Astronauts Improve Sleep May Help You Snooze Better on Earth
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 The hazards of lost sleep can range from on-the-job errors to chronic disease. People all around the world experience disruptions in circadian rhythm, or the body’s natural regulator for sleep and wake cycles based on a 24-hour schedule, every day. This instinctual process…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Revolutions in understanding the ionosphere, Earth’s interface to space
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 Scientists from NASA and three universities have presented new discoveries about the way heat and energy move and manifest in the ionosphere, a region of Earth’s atmosphere that reacts to changes from both space above and Earth below. Far above Earth’s surface,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Juno Captures Jupiter ‘Pearl’
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 16, 2016 This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft, highlights the seventh of eight features forming a ‘string of pearls on Jupiter – massive counterclockwise rotating storms that appear as white ovals in the gas giant’s southern hemisphere. Since 1986,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Newly formed stars shoot out powerful whirlwinds
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have used the ALMA telescopes to observe the early stages in the formation of a new solar system. For the first time they have seen how a powerful whirlwind shoot out from the rotating disc of gas and dust surrounding…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Mystery of super flash solved
Rehovot, Israel (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 When astronomers and astrophysicists observe flashes of light in the dark sky, they assume they have seen a supernova. Possibly a star has burnt up its supply of nuclear fuel and collapsed, throwing off its outer layers into space; or maybe a dense white dwarf siphoned…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
How on Earth does NASA choose a landing site on Mars?
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 16, 2016 Getting to the surface of Mars takes years of planning, engineering and science work, a successful launch, and a months-long journey of millions of miles. You only get one opportunity to touch down at a site on Mars, so it’s critical to get it right. “You can’t say,…
The Next Web
Net neutrality in the US might die after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler steps down
On January 20, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will see its 31st chairman Tom Wheeler step down after serving the role for three years. Under Wheeler’s command, the FCC proposed and enacted a number of good ideas, including a $9.25 monthly broadband subsidy for low-income households, set…
VentureBeat
Customer sues IRS to stop probe into Coinbase bitcoin accounts
A Los Angeles attorney is asking a federal judge to halt an IRS probe into more than a million customer accounts at Coinbase, a popular site for buying and holding the crypto-currency bitcoin. In a complaint filed Tuesday in San Francisco, Jeffrey Berns asked the court to quash a subpoena that orders…
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Best features of 2016
A selection of the best and most popular long reads from Nature this year.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21162
Digital Trends
A new Pencil patent from Apple hints at a Galaxy Note 8 rival
Earlier this year Tim Cook appeared to let slip that the company was looking at the possibility of bringing the Apple Pencil to the iPhone. “If you’ve ever seen what can be created on an iPhone or an iPad with that pencil, it’s really unbelievable,” the Apple boss said in an interview. While there’s…
Mashable
Make really slick GIFs with text that follows movement, using Google’s Motion Stills app
Google’s Motion Stills app just got a sweet update, allowing you to add text that can track moving objects in a video automatically. The text follows motion, and can help produce a pretty slick effect on your GIFs. SEE ALSO: Plenty of GIF and emoji fun with Android’s latest update Sadly for Android…
New Scientist – Online news
People prepare to fight their governments on climate change
Despite record-breaking climate change, some leaders may be reluctant to cut emissions. The Paris Agreement may give people the clout needed to force them to act
Next Big Future
Deepmind AI targets Starcraft
Demis Hassabis, cofounder of Google-owned firm DeepMind, and Jeff Dean, who leads the Google Brain project, have both hinted that StarCraft will be their next target, while Facebook researchers have just released an open-source platform designed to help people develop AI to play the game.Succeeding in…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Scientists measure pulse of CO2 emissions during spring thaw in the Arctic
Berkeley CA (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 When the frozen Arctic tundra starts to thaw around June of each year, the snow melting and the ground softening, the soil may release a large pulse of greenhouse gases, namely, carbon dioxide and methane. Little has been known about such releases. Now scientists at…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Researchers dial in to ‘thermostat’ in Earth’s upper atmosphere
Boulder CO (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has found the mechanism behind the sudden onset of a “natural thermostat” in Earth’s upper atmosphere that dramatically cools the air after it has been heated by violent solar activity. Scientists have known that…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
The galloping evolution in seahorses
Konstanz, Germany (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 Without a doubt, the seahorse belongs to Darwin’s “endless forms most beautiful”. Its body form is one of a kind. It has neither a tail nor pelvic fin, it swims vertically, bony plates reinforce its entire body and it has no teeth, a rare feature in fish. Another…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Gene transfer on the fungal highway
Leipzig, Germany (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 For bacteria, soil is difficult terrain, with dry areas and air spaces presenting insurmountable obstacles. In order to get around, they need a liquid film in which to swim. They don’t demand much: the mucous layer surrounding fungal hyphae is all they need to…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Predicting extinction – with the help of a Yule tree
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 At this time of year, the words “Yule tree” may conjure images of brightly decorated balsam firs. But for Lea Popovic, an associate professor of mathematics and statistics in the Faculty of Arts and Science, a Yule tree is actually an advanced way to describe evolution….
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Rain out, research in
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 In many parts of the world, lack of sufficient water makes it difficult – or impossible – to grow crops. Even in areas with enough water for farming, droughts can drastically lower the yield and quality of crops. One way to grow crops in dry and drought-prone regions…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Extraordinary animation reveals ocean’s role in El Ninos
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 Australian researchers from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science have produced a remarkable high-resolution animation of the largest El Nino ever recorded. It is so detailed that it took 30,000…
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JUICE Served Here Cleanse Eliminates Toxins In Just 24 Hours
With all the junk you’re putting into your body, it’s no wonder that you’re accruing toxins and becoming increasingly unhealthy. Everything from a sagging stomach to an … Read More
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Brickbat: Love Wins
The Illinois Human Rights Commission has upheld an $80,000 judgement against the Christian owners of a bed and breakfast who refused to host a gay wedding. An attorney for owners of the Timber Creek Bed & Breakfast says they have never hosted civil union ceremonies or gay weddings and do not plan…
Digital Trends
An android is entertaining passengers at a Scottish airport
Geneva airport has Leo. Amsterdam has Spencer. And now Glasgow has Gladys. We’re talking robot assistants, in Glasgow’s case an all-singing, all-dancing android that in reality is Pepper in a Christmas suit. Gladys, who’s believed to be the first robot used by a U.K. airport, rolled into the departure…
Cool Tools
Perma Proto Board
I use solderless breadboards to prototype electronic circuits. Once I get a circuit that works and I want to solder the components together to make it permanent, I’ve found that the most foolproof way to do it is with one of these Perma-Proto Breadboard printed circuit boards. They have the same traces…
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Google Motion Stills iOS app gets not so still Motion Text
They say a picture paints a thousand words, but who says you can’t have both pictures and words. Google, masters of text analysis etc., definitely isn’t saying so. In fact, it is adding text to moving pictures in the latest update to its still iOS-only and oxymoronic Motion Stills app. Now you can create…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
California, Uber still negotiating self-driving car legality (Update)
Negotiations over whether Uber must stop its newly launched self-driving car service in San Francisco have concluded without a clear resolution, according to California transportation regulators.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mexico scrambles to save world’s smallest porpoise (Update)
Mexican authorities and scientists are scrambling to save the world’s smallest porpoise, the vaquita marina, from extinction, capturing illegal “ghost” fishing nets while hoping to make specimens reproduce in captivity.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Smiley faced success for Japan’s emoji creator
From a humble smiley face with a box mouth and inverted “V’s” for eyes, crude weather symbols, and a rudimentary heart—emoji have now exploded into the world’s fastest-growing language.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Feds: No ‘show-stoppers’ found in nuke readiness review
U.S. Energy Department officials said Thursday no “show-stoppers” were found during an intensive review of whether the federal government’s nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico is ready to reopen following a radiation leak.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
S. Korea issues top bird flu alert
South Korea on Friday issued its top bird flu alert for the first time, giving officials extra powers to contain an outbreak that has already triggered the slaughter of more than 10 percent of national poultry stocks.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
All eyes on Trump over Mars
The year 2016 has seen a rekindling of the human desire to conquer Mars, with public and private interests openly vying to take the first step on the Red Planet, possibly with a stopover on the Moon.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Burning ivory, waging war: world battles poaching in 2016
It was one of the most momentous events in the battle against poaching: 11 giant pyres of elephant tusks going up in flames in Kenya as the world looked on.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
TOP 10 private spaces of 2016
from a house with a transparent garage in japan, to a monolithic concrete dwelling in portugal, take a look at our 2016 roundup of residential schemes and private spaces. The post TOP 10 private spaces of 2016 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The Verge – All Posts
Skype’s new prototype app wants to do everything, from calls and texts to contacts
Skype’s mobile apps are terrible, and the only reason you’d want to use one as your main communications platform would be if the company rebuilt the software from the ground up. Well, luckily enough, that seems to be what it’s doing with Skype Mingo — an experimental Skype app for Android that’s currently…
BBC News – World
Bollywood challenges India’s mental health taboo
Media and medical professionals praise a new Bollywood film for shining a spotlight on the issue of mental health.
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Get half off the award-winning writing app trusted by NYT bestselling authors
Let’s not mince words: Writing a book is hard, and there’s a reason why so many people have never followed through with it. But if you’re serious about getting published (or writing any long-form content, for that matter), then you need Scrivener. Part word processor, part project management tool, Scrivener…
Digital Trends
Dorsey: Twitter thinking about implementing encrypted direct messages
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he’s open to implementing more security features in regard to direct messages on the platform. The Twitter chief made the statement in response to a tweet from Edward Snowden, who suggested an encrypted messaging function. The NSA whistleblower tweeted Dorsey following their…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
French museum employee sold stolen fossils online
A French employee at the Orleans Museum of Natural History was found guilty and handed a three-month suspended sentence for stealing hundreds of stones and fossils dating back to the Neolithic era and selling them on eBay.
Fast Company
Four Easy Ways To Make A Memorable First Impression
That firm handshake is great, but it’s what you say next—and how you say it—that matters more. That firm handshake is great, but it’s what you say next—and how you say it—that matters more.You already know the basics of leaving a polished first impression, like dressing well, making…
Fast Company
These Blind Spots Prevent Gender Equality In The Workplace
A new survey reveals a crucial gap in men’s and women’s perceptions of gender equality in their own workplaces. A new survey reveals a crucial gap in men’s and women’s perceptions of gender equality in their own workplaces.Here’s what we know: Our workplaces have a long way to…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Volkswagen system reads road signs, in case you miss them
It can be tricky to keep track of road signs on the move, especially in heavy traffic or poor conditions. Having looked at the speedo, worked out what the four-wheel drive in front of you is doing and checked on the kids in the back seat, the speed limit might have changed without you knowing…
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Behind the magic: an inside look at Skywalker Sound
Skywalker Sound. Maybe you haven’t heard the name before, but you’ve definitely heard it. Or at least its product, anyway.In the last decade Skywalker has mixed and made sound for hundreds of projects, everything from Pixar’s adorable animations to blockbuster action films like The Dark Knight.It’s pretty…
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Worried about ransomware? Things just got harder for the bad guys
Folks who are concerned by the prospect of having their files encrypted and ransomed by malware should be heartened by the fact that the ‘No More Ransom’ project just benefited from a number of additional security companies joining up, adding their expertise in the fight against cybercriminals.Bitdefender,…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Exotic quantum technology realized using normal silicon
BBC News – World
A walk through a laser-scanned forest
Why scientists are weighing the rainforests with lasers.
BBC News – World
Vintage aircraft complete adventure-filled Africa rally
Vintage aeroplanes finish a 13,000km rally flying from Crete to South Africa.
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2016 in news: The science events that shaped the year
Climate accords, controversial assisted reproduction and the CRISPR patent battle are among the year’s top stories.Nature 540 496 doi: 10.1038/540496a
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Kia Niro sets US coast-to-coast hybrid efficiency record
A 2017 Kia Niro EX has set a new Guinness World Record for the fuel efficiency of a hybrid car being driven from coast-to-coast in the US. The crossover completed the 3,715-mile journey with a consumption of 76.6 mpg… Continue Reading Kia Niro sets US coast-to-coast hybrid efficiency record …
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Stunning photography highlights the Art of Building
Each year, the UK’s Chartered Institute of Building runs a competition showcasing the very best digital photography of the built environment. The Art of Building competition is intended to highlight the creativity of the construction industry, the passion of those people who work within it,…
Acquire
Ray-Ban’s latest aviator pays tribute to one of America’s most famous Generals
An update to an 1987 design.It would be impossible to talk about Ray-Ban’s history without mentioning General Douglas MacArthur. When MacArthur returned to the Philippines he famously donned a pair of Ray-Ban aviators, a moment in history that helped put the iconic sunglass on the map. Today, Ray-Ban…
ArchDaily
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Modern Icon Pierre Chareau
Pierre Chareau, Maison de Verre interior, 1928–32, Paris. Image © Mark Lyon. From the 2016 Organizational Grant to The Jewish Museum for “Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design.” Known for his collaboration on the legendary Maison de Verre, French architect, and interior designer Pierre…
BBC News – World
What next for people of Aleppo?
Jeremy Bowen explains what’s at stake for the people of Aleppo who have left and for those that have remained.
BBC News – World
US hacking claims: Russia says ‘indecent’ without evidence
The US should detail evidence of alleged Russian hacking or stop talking about it, the Kremlin says.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How to spot lies, ‘fake news’ and propaganda
The Pope has endorsed Donald Trump for president.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Thai junta passes controversial cyber-crime law
Thailand’s rubber-stamp parliament on Friday passed a controversial cyber-crime law that critics say strengthens the junta’s ability to police the web and squeeze out criticism.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Method for using focused ultrasound to noninvasively ablate tumors in deep tissue
Researchers from Lomonosov Moscow State University, in cooperation with colleagues from the University of Washington, have developed a method for designing therapeutic transducers that utilize nonlinear focused ultrasound for noninvasive ablation of tumors at deep tissue sites inside the body. Results…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Rosetta’s last words—science descending to a comet
ESA’s Rosetta completed its incredible mission on 30 September, collecting unprecedented images and data right until the moment of contact with the comet’s surface.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Intelligence in the abyss
Would you dive into a body of water populated by about 150 robots? That’s what could happen if you were to fall off a “gondola” in the Venice lagoon, where scientists from an initiative of seven European research institutes, are giving birth to the world’s largest population of autonomous robots.
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
2016 in pictures: The best science images of the year
Includes storms from space, southern stars and a striking cell.
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The Morning After: Friday December 16, 2016
Hey, it’s Friday! The weekend is almost here. We have luxury EVs, a gaming laptop that’s ready for VR, and Nintendo’s patent sketches tell us all about its incoming Switch console.
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Scientists are turning to AI to create safer batteries
Liquid lithium-ion batteries are the most common kind of rechargeable batteries used in our electronic devices as they offer a high energy density, stable energy capacity, and low self-discharge for little cost. However, they’re also extremely flammable as we witnessed from the recent Samsung Galaxy…
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Top multimedia picks of 2016
From artificial intelligence to ancient shipwrecks, via brain mapping and Donald Trump: it’s our multimedia editors’ top picks of 2016.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21184
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
2016 in pictures: The best science images of the year
Includes storms from space, southern stars and a striking cell.Nature 540 500 doi: 10.1038/540500a
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
State of the art on graphene-based biosensors
designboom | architecture & design magazine
dietrich|untertrifaller wraps haus D in austria with oversized patio
each of the three levels within this contemporary residence boasts a scenic view through the floor-to-ceiling glazing which is embedded into the mountainside. The post dietrich|untertrifaller wraps haus D in austria with oversized patio appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Physicists discover how electricity is conducted in a type of two-dimensional material
TechSpot
White House: Putin authorized election cyberattacks; US will respond with action
The White House has suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the series of high-profile cyberattacks on US government organizations that took place this year. The Obama administration also said it was a “fact” that the hacks helped Donald Trump win the election, and the President-elect…
Scientific American Content: Global
Readers Respond to “No Workplace Like Home” and More
Letters about Scientific American Mind’s September/October 2016 issue  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
BBC News – World
Venezuela’s 100-bolivar note withdrawal causes chaos
Venezuela’s highest denomination banknote is withdrawn, causing confusion and cash chaos.
BBC News – World
No quotas in ‘compromise’ Swiss immigration bill
Swiss deputies pass a law aiming to help in-country jobseekers while avoiding a row with Brussels.
Dezeen
This week’s Dezeen Mail features 3D-knitted IKEA furniture and reaction to 2017’s colour of the year
This week’s Dezeen Mail features Richard Meier’s attack on a new crop of “disrespectful” skyscrapers in New York, IKEA’s first 3D-knitted chair and readers reaction to Pantone’s pick for colour of 2017. Subscribe to Dezeen Mail ›
Dezeen
Tom Dixon reveals details of “top-secret” IKEA collaboration
Tom Dixon is working with students and companies to develop a product with an “ecosystem” of add-ons for IKEA, the British designer has revealed. Read more
Dezeen
GF Smith opens London show space with basementful of paper towers
Papermaker GF Smith has opened its first show space in London, which includes a gallery filled with an undulating installation of colourful paper rolls. Read more
Computerworld
Tech Forecast 2017: Facts and figures for the year ahead in IT
IT sharpens its focusImage by ComputerworldWhat’s the outlook for the tech year ahead? In general, IT executives are feeling optimistic as they head into 2017. According to the results of Computerworld’s Tech Forecast 2017 survey, enterprises plan to continue on the path to digital transformation, deepening…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers use artificial neural networks to accurately predict short-term solar irradiance
Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies have developed a technique to make accurate predictions of short-term global solar irradiance (GSI) using artificial neural networks (ANN).
How-To Geek
How to Overclock Your Raspberry Pi (Without Voiding Your Warranty)
The Raspberry Pi is a capable little microcomputer, but sometimes it needs a little nudge to muster enough power for what you need. Let’s dust off an old Pi and overclock it to better handle newer and more demanding applications.Click Here to Continue Reading
New Scientist – Online news
Inside the wild west world of experimental fertility clinics
Are clinicians that offer experimental menopause reversal and three-parent babies providing desperate patients with a last stab at parenthood, or offering false hope?
New Scientist – Online news
Antibiotic resistance will hit a terrible tipping point in 2017
Soon more antibiotics will be consumed by animals than by people – causing the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics to accelerate
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Drones could guide self-driving cars when they need to go off-road
Self-driving cars are getting better every day, and it’s likely that they’ll be a common sight on real-world asphalt within a decade or so. But what happens when they need to go off that asphalt?That’s what engineers at Ford are investigating, and they’ve come up with a possible solution. They’ve built…
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2016 GIFTS FOR EVERY MAN
“OMG, can someone just tell me exactly what to get?? On our last roundup for this year?s Holiday Gift guide we help you find something for the guy who won?t tell you what he wants, or for that someone that seems to have everything. No one really likes enduring this painful annual ritual, but we are here…
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Awair Glow Smart Outlet Monitors Pollution And Ensures You’re Breathing The Best Air
Isn’t it about time that you pay as much attention to the air you breathe as you do to the food you eat and the water you … Read More
inStash
Vanguard Roadster Motorcycle’s Insanely Awesome Engine Doubles As The Bike’s Frame
Gentlemen, get ready to wipe drool from the corners of your mouths — the Vanguard Roadster Motorcycle concept is no longer just a running prototype. Slated for … Read More
inStash
Fulton & Roark Captive Cologne Lasts Longer & Smells Better Than Traditional Alcohol-Based Colognes
Want to impress a potential romantic partner? Put away that tired bottle of designer perfume and get yourself some Fulton & Roark Captiva Cologne instead! Made with … Read More
inStash
Leaf Automates Growing Cannabis, Lets You Keep Tabs On Your Grow Operation
The election has come and gone and if there was one undisputed winner it was marijuana. After many years of stigmatization, cannabis is finally hitting the mainstream … Read More
Computerworld
8 big data predictions for 2017
Market research and advisory firm Ovum estimates the big data market will grow from $1.7 billion in 2016 to $9.4 billion by 2020. As the market grows, enterprise challenges are shifting, skills requirements are changing, and the vendor landscape is morphing. The coming year promises to be a busy one…
WIRED
Review: ThermaCell ProFlex Heavy Duty Heated Insoles
Cold feet is more than merely a malady that effects those about to hit the karaoke stage. The post Review: ThermaCell ProFlex Heavy Duty Heated Insoles appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Review: Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones
Apple’s other W1-powered wireless earphones aren’t a computer for your ears. They’re headphones. The post Review: Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones appeared first on WIRED.
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Friday Funnies: Era of Big Government is Over Again
ArchDaily
Architecture’s “Political Compass”: A Taxonomy of Emerging Architecture in One Diagram
The full political compass diagram (Version 0.1) produced by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Guillermo Fernandez Abascal. Image © Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Guillermo Fernandez Abascal Observing the architectural landscape today it’s clear that the type of work which is currently ascendant, particularly…
Scientific American Content: Global
What’s Next for Climate Action?
Prominent scientists say researchers and policy makers need to focus more on adapting to warming and on controversial geoengineering techniques to limit it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Macworld
Ask the iTunes Guy: A look at the major changes in the iOS 10.2 Music app
This week’s release of iOS 10.2 saw a number of changes to Apple’s mobile operating system, as well as some tweaks to the iOS Music app. In this week’s column, I tell you what’s changed, so you can be up to date: I explain the new way to sort albums and songs by artist or title, and I show you how you…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers find roads shatter the Earth’s surface into 600,000 fragments
A new global map of roadless areas shows that the Earth’s surface is shattered by roads into more than 600,000 fragments. More than half of them are smaller than 1 km2. Roads have made it possible for humans to access almost every region but this comes at a very high cost ecologically to the planet’s…
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New structure shows how cells assemble protein-making machinery
Scientists at The Rockefeller University have created the most detailed three-dimensional images to date of an important step in the process by which cells make the nano-machines responsible for producing all-important protein. The results, described December 15 in Science, are prompting the researchers…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Verlinde’s new theory of gravity passes first test
A team led by astronomer Margot Brouwer (Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands) has tested the new theory of theoretical physicist Erik Verlinde (University of Amsterdam) for the first time through the lensing effect of gravity. Brouwer and her team measured the distribution of gravity around more than…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Links discovered between plant complex type N-glycans and hay fever
Okayama University researchers identify plants expressing substantial amounts of a nitrogen-linked polysaccharide – plant complex type N-glycans – which is linked to allergic responses in mammals, and may provide useful study models for understanding hay fever.
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Researchers commercialize drug dosage printer to improve personalized medicine production, cut side effects
A Purdue affiliated startup is commercializing a portable inkjet printer to produce precise, personalized medication dosages faster than traditional methods, which could improve overall drug effectiveness and decrease patient side effects.
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Dawn space probe discovers water ice in Ceres’ polar region
The American Dawn space probe has been orbiting the asteroid Ceres between Mars and Jupiter since March 2015. Thanks to the two identical onboard cameras from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), the Framing Cameras, the dwarf planet has been almost completely mapped. In a current…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Think twice before trusting a digital assistant to do the shopping
Online shopping for Christmas is likely to be very different in the not too distant future. While today we use search engines for information, in the years ahead we will increasingly rely on digital personal assistants, voice-activated digital helpers and our smart phones. These digital helpers will…
Man of Many
Ring a Ding Ding with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro
As they say, with Ring, you’re always home. With an app installed on phone, you’ll be able to see whoever steps at the front of your door. Pretty much, see who’s there, from anywhere. There’s a wide angled HD video, smart motion detection and cloud recording where it provides the most realistic view…
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‘Tis the season: Sky’s doing an excellent giveaway for its customers this Christmas
Christmas is just around the corner, which means one of two things. Either you’ve already done all your Christmas shopping, picked out the perfect wrapping paper, and delicately left your gifts underneath the Christmas tree, or else you’re playing things fast and loose with a desperate trip to the shops…
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Fundamental solid state phenomenon unravelled
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NEW BALANCE 247
New Balance has unveiled a brand new silhouette called the 247. The sleek sneaker was designed with the modern man in mind, who has to constantly be prepared to face the stress and speed of everyday life. 247 supposedly refers to the modern-day culture of living life 24 hours a day, seven days a week….
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MACBOOK PRO EDC KIT
Our friends over at Cargo Works have introduced the MacBook Pro EDC Kit, a tactical case designed to carry your MacBook laptop, all of your Apple gear, plus organization for your everyday carry items such as pocket tools and accessories. Outside, the case features front Molle webbing for attaching pouches…
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BMW R1100GS SCRAMBLER
Our Friday custom motorbike crush comes from Netherlands-based Moto Adonis. This awesome build started as a BMW R1100GS from 1997, and was transformed into a stylish and cool scrambler. The bike was stripped to its essentials, the frame was completely rebuilt, and it was fitted with a new leather seat,…
Physics News
Scalable energy harvesting of unused mechanical energy in the environment
A new concept in energy harvesting could capture energy that is currently mostly wasted due to its characteristic low frequency and use it to power next-generation electronic devices. In a project …
The Manual
Up Your Eyewear Game With Sunglasses From Wyeth
“Our designs are bold, urban and made to stand out in the crowd.” The post Up Your Eyewear Game With Sunglasses From Wyeth appeared first on The Manual.
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Why Toddlers with Autism Avoid Eye Contact
Science has long debated whether meeting another’s gaze feels unpleasant or just uninteresting  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Ars Technica
Fedora 25 review: The best Linux distro of 2016 arrived at the last moment
For the past several releases, the Fedora Project has been pursuing what it calls Fedora Next. Essentially, Fedora Next took a step back and looked at how the distro is used and came up with editions specifically tailored to those use cases. The most notable of these are Fedora WorkStation…
9to5Mac
$44M R&D investment buys Apple the right to sell the iPhone 7 in Indonesia
Apple has been granted the right to sell the iPhone 7 in Indonesia following an agreement to invest around $44M in an R&D center in the country, reports Reuters. The investment was first rumored in November, and has now been confirmed by a senior government official in a text message. “Apple…
SlashGear
Xbox One OS update means faster game downloads for many users
Microsoft has announced a new OS update for Xbox One users out there that should mean faster downloads for many players. The OS update launched on December 14 and adds performance and other general improvements. Download performance improvements are the big upgrades in this update. Microsoft says that…
TechSpot
T-Mobile is offering AT&T customers a free year of DirecTV Now to switch
T-Mobile chief John Leger sure knows how to shake up an industry (and rile the competition in the process). In his latest move, Legere is offering AT&T customers that make the jump to T-Mobile a free year of DirecTV Now.
Digital Trends
Best Products of 2016: Photography
WinnerNikon D500 This year has been another good one for camera advancements, from every manufacturer. But members of DT’s photography team are in agreement that the D500 is the best camera of 2016, garnering not only an Editors’ Choice award but also a near-perfect score. The enthusiast DSLR introduces…
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Did California Violate Constitution with Law ‘Punishing’ Two Firms?: New at Reason
California’s being California again. Steven Greenhut writes: A federal appeals court last week took the highly unusual step of finding a U.S. constitutional cause of action in a challenge to a California state law—the latest wrinkle in a long-running and bitter dispute between a farmworkers’ union…
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The wearables of Star Wars, and their nearest real-life equivalents
The Star Wars universe has always been rich pickings for lovers of technology, with the world George Lucas built back in 1977 resplendent with lightsabers, AT ATs and the Millennium Falcon. But, let’s face it, the likelihood of getting your very own laser sword is pretty small and we’re yet to come up…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
What do we have to do to make people care about sustainability?
This year, it might all be about comfort and coziness.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Diesel cars will ‘almost disappear’ by 2025, says UBS
I can almost smell the cleaner air now.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Terraform One is a loft-less 250 sq. ft. tiny house for bike & beer lovers (Video)
This large little tiny house is looking for a buyer — hopefully someone who likes their headroom, bikes and beer.
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XIRO Xplorer Aerial UAV 1080p Quadcopter w/ Battery Pack & Power Bank $349.99
XIRO Xplorer Aerial UAV 1080p Quadcopter w/ Battery Pack & Power Bank $349.99
Macworld
49% off CyberPower Surge Protector 3-AC Outlet with 2 USB (2.1A) Charging Ports – Deal Alert
The Professional Surge Protector CSP300WUR1 safeguards common home and office devices, such as computers and electronics, by absorbing spikes in energy caused by storms and electrical power surges. Designed for convenience, the portable CSP300WUR1 is ideal for travelers. It provides 600 joules of protection,…
WIRED
Civil War Turns Syria’s Doctors Into Masters of Improvisation
Deprived of drugs and supplies, Syrian medics have had to innovate their way out disaster The post Civil War Turns Syria’s Doctors Into Masters of Improvisation appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The 10 Movies People Will Find a Stupid Reason to Boycott in 2017
Forget #DumpStarWars—here comes #InSpaceNoOnCanHearYouFail. The post The 10 Movies People Will Find a Stupid Reason to Boycott in 2017 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Your (Just a Bit Illegal) Cheat Sheet for Hacking Safer Streets
Citizens! Grab your pitchforks and your paint rollers! There is DIY infrastructure to build! The post Your (Just a Bit Illegal) Cheat Sheet for Hacking Safer Streets appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Americans Got Christmas Trees. Russians? New Year Trees
Meet the vendors peddling holiday spirit far and wide. The post Americans Got Christmas Trees. Russians? New Year Trees appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Step Aboard the Original Air Force One for a Fascinating 3D Tour
The Boeing 707 that served Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, and Nixon is spartan by modern standards. The post Step Aboard the Original Air Force One for a Fascinating 3D Tour appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Bittersweet Sweepstakes to Build an AI That Destroys Fake News
A professor who built a self-driving car in the ’80s is now targeting fake news with artificial intelligence. He already knows he can’t win. The post The Bittersweet Sweepstakes to Build an AI That Destroys Fake News appeared first on WIRED.
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Twitter Blocks Government ‘Spy Centers’ From Accessing User Data
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Twitter has blocked federally funded “domestic spy centers” from using a powerful social media monitoring tool after public records revealed that the government had special access to users’ information for controversial surveillance efforts. The…
Freshome.com – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
A Sled Hill Roof Transforms this Swedish Home into a Wintry Playground
Pulkabacken is the perfect home for entertaining with features like a party deck and sled hill roof.  Street Monkey Architects customized a prefabricated module to create these unique elements, building the home into a hillside.  This allows it to have privacy from neighbors and beautiful sea views.During…
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Best AirPod alternatives when Apple is late
Unless you’re one of the few early birds, chances are, you won’t be plugging Apple’s new and odd AirPods into your ears come Christmas time. You can still try your luck and make a goose chase when the earbuds hit stores next week, but you might also have better luck turning your gaze somewhere else….
Cool Hunting
Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Green Rush: Whether buying for a rookie or an expert, there’s a cannabis-related treat here for everybody
With 2017 encroaching, it’s high time everyone chills out about marijuana. The plant is known for its myriad medicinal effects and at the end of the day, is the same as having a glass of wine after work when used in moderation. Thanks to this, each…… Continue…
Mashable
‘Rogue One’ video review by The Onion offers a unique criticism
The first Rogue One: A Star Wars Strory reviews are out following its release on 14 December.  But if you are a true Star Wars fan, this review from our favourite satire news outlet, The Onion, will definitely strike a chord.  In it, movie critic Peter K. Rosenthal unsuccessfully attempts to…
TechCrunch
Mercedes-Benz debuts Croove, its own car-sharing network
 It’s become a well-trod refrain, but carmakers are looking at what comes after ownership, and car-sharing between individual owners and renters is one of those models. Mercedes-Benz has begun its own car-share service that adopts that approach – Croove, a platform that has now launched as a pilot in…
Gadget Review
Netgear Nighthawk X10 Review
Netgear Nighthawk X10 Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The Netgear Nighthawk X10 is a hypercar among hatchbacks and four-door sedans, a $1.8 million Ferrari that plans to share the roads with $20,000 KIAs. With the latest in 802.11ad WiFi antennas that can handle an insane 4.6Gb per…
ArchDaily
Jan Gehl 5 Rules for Designing Great Cities
Copenhagen, Denmark. Image © Flickr User: Forgemind ArchiMedia. License CC BY 2.0 Danish architect Jan Gehl is a world renowned expert in all things related to urban design and public spaces. He obtained this expertise by publishing numerous books, and later, from his consulting firm Gehl…
Lifehacker
Your Finances Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Work
Read enough financial advice and you can start to get the sense that any mistake or flaw in your financial life is catastrophic. In fact the opposite is true. Not only is it okay to be imperfect, but you can turn even the worst disaster around.As personal finance site The Frugal Vagabond explains, financial…
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This Is the Most Annoying Macbook Touch Bar App Ever Created
Apple gave its fans a couple inches of customizable touchpad on the new Macbook Pro, and boy have they taken a mile’s worth of obnoxious mods. The latest to grace the Touch Bar—joining the likes of a piano, Nyan Cat, a fart, and the original DOOM—is YouTuber REN’s creation: A set of eight…
BBC News – World
Celebrities beg Republican electors: Don’t vote Trump
A group of celebrities beg Republican electors to not vote for Trump – but do they have any sway?
BBC News – World
Brazil’s former President Lula faces another set of charges
New corruption charges linked to Brazil’s Petrobras oil company are filed against the ex-president.
BBC News – World
The family reunited after being split by Syria conflict
Tomos Morgan met a family in Beirut who were divided during the conflict in Syria.
Man of Many
Taking your Drone to the Sky – Matrice 600 Drone
The Matrice 500 Drone is a new flying platform designed for professional aerial photography and industrial applications by DJI. Its dust proof propulsion systems simplify maintenance while actively cooled motors make for reliable operation during extended periods of time. All Zenmuse cameras and gimbals…
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Arson suspected as deadly fire wrecks Paris migrant workers’ centre
French police on Friday were investigating a fire that broke out overnight in a centre for migrant workers outside Paris, leaving one dead and 13 injured.
Mashable
Stephen Colbert writes the ‘It’s the End of the World As We Know It’ remix that 2016 deserves
It’s the end of 2016 as we know it, and Stephen Colbert and Michael Stipe feel…well, you’ll see. Colbert’s special 2016 cover of R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” starts with the Zika virus and quickly dives into the rest of the year’s biggest, most depressing…
Fast Company
This Robot Dog Could Deliver Packages
Move over, flying drones. SpotMini, by Google-owned Boston Dynamics, is a miniature, dog-shaped robot that could someday deliver packages. Move over, flying drones. SpotMini, by Google-owned Boston Dynamics, is a miniature, dog-shaped robot that could someday deliver packages.In…
Architizer
Horizontal Push/Pull Bar (PostMount End)
Keeps glass clean and free of handprints.
TechCrunch
London fintech startup Curve brings mobile wallet and all-your-cards-in-one app to Android
 After launching on iOS, all the way back in February, London fintech startup Curve has finally brought its wares to Android. Read More
Discover Magazine
Flashback Friday: Santa Claus and doctors found equally reliable, despite one being imaginary.
One would hope that the general public feels like they can trust and like their doctor. But feelings are subjective, and it can be difficult to interpret what people mean when they talk about how they feel. So it’s helpful to have a scale or comparison. And who do people like and trust as much as Santa…
FiveThirtyEight
Everything’s Mixed Up. Can You Sort It All Out?
Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two types: Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-sized, and Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct…
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The 5 Stages of Losing an Election to Donald Trump: New at Reason
Who’s fault is it that Hillary Clinton lost? Not hers, if you ask Democrats. David Harsanyi writes: Though many things have changed in American political life over the past couple of years, one aspect remains a comforting constant: Democrats never lose an election. Not really. Not fairly. Elections…
Popular Science
PopSci’s 2016 holiday GIF guide
Entertainment Yes, you have to pronounce GIF incorrectly for this joke to work Popular Science presents the 2016 Holiday GIF guide. Yes, the proper way to pronounce GIF is “jif,” but please say it with a hard ‘g’ for the sake of wordplay.
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Brazilian mobile market to shrink in 2016
Sales are predicted to decrease by 10 percent, says study
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Cool and Purify Your Air With This Discounted Dyson Fan
Dyson Pure Cool Air Purifier and Fan, $300If you want your cool air to also be purified by one sleek piece of machinery, the Dyson Pure Cool Air Purifier and Fan is it. If you don’t mind a refurb, and you shouldn’t, with Amazon’s Gold Box deal you can pick up your own Dyson for $300, today only.Read…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Biomass producers can bring in cash while establishing switchgrass
Farmers looking to cash in on the growing biomass market may be scared off by profit losses during long establishment periods. But a new study from the University of Illinois provides a workaround.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A drone that flies (almost) like a bird
A drone has been equipped with feathers to increase its precision during flight. The bio-inspired device can spread or close its wings while flying, making it easier to maneuver and more resistant in high winds.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Rating systems may discriminate against Uber drivers
Many new “sharing economy” companies, like Uber and Airbnb, use consumer-sourced ratings to evaluate their workers – but these systems can be fraught with difficulties, including bias based on race or gender.
Lifehacker
Treat Hypothermia Properly With This Handy Chart
Contrary to what you see in Roland Emmerich movies, hypothermia can set in if you simply spend too much time doing heavy work outside during the winter. If someone you know comes down with a case of hypothermia, get them help and use this chart to treat them in the meantime.The graphic above, from advice…
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The next Moto Mod could help you take care of your skin
One of the most exciting aspects of the Moto Z is its support of Moto Mods, which let you add anything from a projector to an optical zoom lens to the base phone. But these are just the beginning, as a recent Motorola hackathon saw the creation of numerous new mod concepts, including one which can monitor…
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The 16 best LEGO Star Wars sets
When two of the most powerful forces in the galaxy come together you can be sure for explosive results. No, we’re not talking about the Sith facing off against the Jedi in an epic battle of Dark versus Light sides of the Force.We’re talking about the glorious combination of the forces of Star Wars and…
The Awesomer
PureNight Photo Filter
Price: $219-$239  | Pre-orderShooting starlight photos can be a challenge. Even if you get the timing and exposure right, you can still get artifacts from light pollution. Lonely Speck’s filter cuts reflections and yellow and orange wavelengths, resulting in awesome shots straight from your camera. …
Gizmodo
The Best Apps for the iPhone 7 Plus Dual Camera
If you’ve dropped a few extra hundred dollars on the iPhone 7 Plus and its fancy dual-camera, then you’ll want to be sure of getting your money’s worth. That means finding all of the right camera apps that can actually take advantage of the new hardware. With that in mind, here are the best apps we’ve…
Ars Technica
This Extra 330 is the fastest-climbing electric-powered airplane ever
Siemens While we’ve become accustomed to seeing electric cars demonstrate serious performance—Tesla’s Model S P90D can accelerate to 60mph in 2.8 seconds—the mere idea of electric-powered airplanes is unfamiliar…
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Why Some Spotify Users Weren’t Impressed With This Year’s Year-End Stats
Spotify’s most devoted users have an occasion that they look forward to each and every year: The annual Year in Music stats, which boiled down a user’s habits in numerical terms. The hardcore user base loved seeing everything broken down, and it really helped them understand the recommendations that…
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CRISPR Trial Heats Up in Favor of MIT and Harvard
As the patent trial to determine ownership of the world’s most significant gene editing technology continues, the tides seems to have turned for the Broad Institute.The trial, in the US Patent and Trademark Office in Virginia, will determine which of two groups is entitled to the patent for the CRISPR/Cas…
How-To Geek
How to Upgrade to a Larger Hard Drive Without Reinstalling Windows
If you find that your old hard drive is bursting at the seams and you want to upgrade to a larger one, it’s really easy to do so without losing any of your data.Click Here to Continue Reading
Scientific American Content: Global
I’m a Scientist, and I Don’t Believe in Facts
The benefits of a post-truth society — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
SlashGear
Smartsuit Pro is a motion capture studio in one outfit
If you have played a modern video game or seen any movies with CGI characters, you have seen the results of motion capture. This is where the motion of an actor is captured and put into the game or movie. This sort of process requires some tech to pull off and a company called Rokoko has a new motion…
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Evernote Reverses Course On Opt-out Privacy Policy That Would’ve Exposed Users’ Content To Employees
Evernote has withdrawn planned changes to its privacy policy that would have permitted some employees to view the content of users’ note, as the company works on new features that rely on machine-learning technology. From a report on VentureBeat: The company caused an uproar earlier this week when news…
TechCrunch
Twitter tests design that ditches retweet icon for “sharing”
 Twitter last year ditched its iconic star button in favor of hearts for favorites, and now it is considering a revamp for its famous retweet button. Read More
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Aleppo Evacuations Suspended, Trump Taps Fox News Analyst for Security Council, Oklahoma ‘Strongly Urges You’ to Procreate: A.M. Links
Syria has suspended the evacuation of civilians and rebel fighters from war-torn eastern Aleppo. Russia said the effort is “complete,” but a Syrian military source said it was only “suspended.” Donald Trump has now tapped two Fox News pundits to be on his national security team, with the transition…
Gizmodo
New Hampshire Might Have Volcanoes One Day
Franconia ridge, New Hampshire. Image: WikimediaSixty miles beneath the birch-speckled forests of southern New Hampshire, the rocks are hotter than they should be—much hotter. First discovered in the 1970s, the heat anomaly was thought to be the remnants of an ancient hotspot in the Earth’s mantle. Instead,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The first Catalan nanosatellite successfully launched with three experiments on board
CubeCat-2 is the first Catalan nanosatellite to be placed in orbit. Designed and built by researchers of the Remote Sensing Laboratory of the Department of Signal Theory and Communications and the NanoSat Lab, both at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), the satellite carries three experiments…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Astronomers observe mysterious dimming of a young nearby star
(Phys.org)—Astronomers have spotted transient, transit-like dimming events of a young star named RIK-210 located some 472 light years away in the Upper Scorpius OB association. However, what puzzles the scientists is the mystery behind this dimming as it can not be caused by an eclipsing stellar or…
The Gadget Flow
Heart Rate Monitoring Band
Keeping your everyday health in check will be super easy with this Heart Rate Monitoring Band. This piece of wearable technology is designed to blend with your daily life and comes with a super intricate heart monitor with smart tracking features. The other features include a sleep tracker, pedometer,…
The Gadget Flow
Zadel Bike Rack by Lignum
Give your wheels the royal treatment with the Zadel Bike Rack by Lignum. Keeping your bicycle off the ground, this bike uses soft-connect to protect your bike from damage typically caused by other racks. Instead of touching the precious body, the Zadel Bike Rack holds your bike by the seat rails while…
The Gadget Flow
Whirly Board – Rotational Agility Trainer
Improve your balance and strengthen your core muscles efficiently at the same time with the Whirly Board. This is not just another balance board but more of a rotational agility trainer that provides an enjoyable way to challenge yourself. The Whirly Board will improve your ability to be light and quick…
The Gadget Flow
Electro Dough Kit from Technology Will Save Us
Have your children build their very own toys with the Electro Dough Kit. Requiring just a few items from your household and four AA batteries, children can mold dough into anything their heart desires. From scary monsters to cuddly bears, the Electro Dough Kit shows children how to use electronic components…
The Gadget Flow
AVI-8 Hawker Herrier II Pegasus Watch
Introducing the AVI-8 Hawker Herrier II Pegasus Watch. Using the same engineering ingenuity as Rolls Royce, this watch commemorates the power yet precision that goes into aviation. Superbly accurate with its timekeeping, the Hawker Herrier II Pegasus Watch is equipped with a Miyota Japanese 21-jewel…
The Gadget Flow
Audi Layer 4-in-1 Input Device
Enhance your computing experience with the Audi Layer 4-in-1 Input Device. Featuring a stunningly sleek keyboard and mouse, this device truly is, dare we say, the Cadillac of computer accessories. Taking in the aesthetic of the modern vehicle, the Audi Layer packs in a lot of functionality into a compact…
The Gadget Flow
Gamer Kit Ready Soldered
Introducing the Gamer Kit. Designed for kids aged 12 and older, this kit lets your kid learn to code the fun way and without having to solder a thing. Requiring only a 9V battery, the pieces of the Gamer Kit can be pressed, snapped, bolted, clipped, and stuck securely together to create a super cool…
The Gadget Flow
Satechi Smart Charging Stand
Introducing the Satechi Smart Charging Stand, your one-stop shop for charging all of your devices. Compatible with both editions of the Apple Watch, Fitbit Blaze, and smartphones of all varieties, this stand makes topping up your batteries as easy as ever. At the top is a stand for your wearables which…
The Gadget Flow
Mover Kit from Technology Will Save Us
Inspire your kid to create and move with the Mover Kit. This kit includes everything your child needs to create this wearable. Once completed, the Mover Kit can be worn and will react to any movement in any way. Suitable for children aged 8 and older, as they jump around, run in circles, spin, and even…
The Gadget Flow
Helios Smart Ring Vitamin D Coach
Ensure you’re getting enough of the good stuff with the Helios Smart Ring Vitamin D Coach. Worn on your finger, this compact yet durable wearable is able to keep track of how much vitamin D you have consumed. The Helios Smart Ring is outfitted with a high-accuracy UV index sensor as well as an ambient…
PCWorld
Limited Time $40 Discount On Kindle Paperwhite Bundle – Deal Alert
Amazon has activated a limited time discount on its popular Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, when you buy it bundled with a few essential accessories. The bundle includes the latest Kindle Paperwhite 6″ E-Reader in black with Special Offers ($119.99), an Amazon Leather Cover ($39.99), and Amazon 5W Power…
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Flash Physics: Helium half-quantum vortices, Tokamak Energy gets £10 million, magnetic switch controls heat
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
9to5Mac
4K drone footage timelapse dramatically illustrates pace of Campus 2 construction [Video]
YouTuber Matthew Roberts has supplied us with regular drone footage of the Apple 2 Campus construction work, but his latest video provides our best look yet at the impressive pace of that work. Six months isn’t a long time by large-scale construction standards, yet here we see the transformation of…
Reason.com Full Feed
The FDA Keeps Us Guessing About the Scope of Its E-Cigarette Regulations
Next Generation Labs, which makes synthetic nicotine for e-cigar­ettes, argues that a recent statement by the Food and Drug Administration shows the agency does not plan to regulate e-liquids as tobacco products unless they contain ingredients derived from tobacco. I don’t think the statement shows…
The Verge – All Posts
Can Darth Vader really be both kid-friendly and frightening?
Darth Vader isn’t the supervillain he once was. There was a time when he symbolized evil of nightmarish, galactic proportions. With jet black armor and a fiery red lightsaber, he killed without remorse and stood by as an entire planet was annihilated. But these days, Vader is softened, more relatable….
The Verge – All Posts
Samsung says a new Gear VR is coming soon, and it’s working on its own HoloLens
Samsung Electronics vice president Sung-Hoon Hong says that Samsung is working on two new virtual and augmented reality systems: a successor to its Gear VR mobile headset, and a mixed reality device similar to the Microsoft HoloLens or Magic Leap. A new Gear VR apparently “will be presented in a short…
Mashable
The 10 best esports moments of 2016
Esports have been steadily growing and maturing since the early days of basement LAN tournaments in the late ’90s, but 2016 may have been the most impactful year in esports history. Prize pools have grown, viewership has exploded, tournaments are being broadcast on TV, players are breaking records,…
The Awesomer
Things Not to Do While Traveling
LinkGlove and Boots present a brief list of practical advice for flyers, including not dropping your pants in the middle of the aisle, not opening the emergency exit in mid-air, and not setting off fireworks in the cabin. That guy pushing on the seatback seems to follow us everywhere. More Awesome…
Scientific American Content: Global
Pres. Obama Wrote the Year’s Most Talked-About Science Paper
That’s just one of the highlights from a new analysis of buzzworthy publications — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Lifehacker
How Much a Ticket Will Increase Your Insurance Rate, Depending on Your State
You already know a speeding ticket can hike up your insurance policy. Depending on where you live, it could be hundreds of dollars a year. NerdWallet analyzed their auto insurance data to see how much a speeding ticket increase rates across the U.S.NerdWallet looked at the cost of driving mistakes in…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Experts weigh in on impact of new US restrictions on seafood imports
(Phys.org)—A small team of ocean experts from the U.S. and Canada has published a Policy Forum piece in the journal Science outlining the possible impact of imminent restrictions on seafood imports into the United States. In their paper, they also suggest ways to reduce the likely negative impact on…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Are planets like those in ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ really out there? NASA plans to find out
In the “Star Wars” universe, ice, ocean and desert planets burst from the darkness as your ship drops out of light speed. But these worlds might be more than just science fiction.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Survey finds Pennsylvania farmers have done much to protect Chesapeake Bay water quality
Many Pennsylvania farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have voluntarily implemented, at their own expense, practices aimed at improving water quality, according to newly released survey research conducted by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Soil health boosted by adding small grains and pasture to rotations
Including small grains and pasture in crop rotations, and in some cases reducing tillage, can have a significant effect on soil health, according to a joint Purdue-U.S. Department of Agriculture study.
Reason.com Full Feed
Thank You, John Stossel, for Teaching Libertarians How to Do Cable News
Tonight (at 10 p.m. ET) is the last-ever episode of Stossel, the weekly Fox Business Network program that for seven years explained free-market principles better than any show on television. Host John Stossel, as he explains here in his weekly column, is moving on to other pursuits, including creating…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Overhead Garage Storage Rack
Maximize your home’s limited space by organizing your stuff inside this overhead garage storage rack. This industrial strength rack features a patented channel design that holds up to 600 pounds with an adjustable drop-down distance between 18″ and 33″. Check it out $419.90
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Retro TV Smartphone Magnifier
Watch movies with a nostalgic flair using this retro TV smartphone magnifier. Simply slide your smartphone into a VHS shaped case, then insert the case inside the little old school TV set to watch your content on an eight inch screen. Check it out $24.89
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Light Up Gift Boxes
Make your presents stand out above all others underneath the Christmas tree by placing them inside one of these light up gift boxes. These battery operated boxes come with built-in LEDs that illuminate the entire box in a range of vibrant colors. Check it out $29.95
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KFC Fried Chicken Scented Candle
Imagine being able to enrich your home with the sultry scent of the Colonel’s secret blend of 11 herbs and spices. For a lucky few, this dream could become a reality if you’re fortunate enough to win one of these limited edition KFC fried chicken scented candles. Check it out
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Portable Wooden Block Record Player
Listen to your favorite vinyl anytime and anywhere using nothing more than this portable wooden block record player. Simply place this compact block on top of your record, pull the lever, and the block will begin riding over the record’s surface to play music. Check it out $79.00
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As Tom Wheeler Departs, AT&T Tells the FCC to Take a Hike on Zero-Rating
Corporate lawyers don’t use profanity when addressing US federal regulators—at least not in public.But if they did, AT&T’s latest response to the Federal Communications Commission’s inquiry into the telecom giant’s controversial “zero-rating” practices would likely include many “colorful” turns-of-phrase…
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The Only Winners of India’s Cash Crackdown Are Banking Apps
At a political rally in early December, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi quipped that even beggars are warming to digital money—referencing a two-year-old YouTube video in which a homeless person pulls out a card machine for a driver who doesn’t have change.On November 8th, Modi, who leads the right-wing…
New Scientist – Online news
Facebook will flag false posts in your feed to tackle fake news
Following criticism that fake news could have influenced the US election, Facebook is introducing a fact-checking system to flag disputed news feed posts
Digital Trends
Seven Ubisoft games you can play for free this weekend
Ubisoft has been celebrating its 30th anniversary for the past few months by giving away some of its games to any and all who want them. This weekend is no different, but it is the last time these titles will be available without a price tag, so grab them now while you can. The “Special Weekend” event…
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EU headquarters features glass box containing curvaceous glowing “lantern”
The European Union is moving into a new headquarters in Brussels, which features a huge glass atrium enclosing a bulging, lantern-like structure. Read more
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Marble powder creates seamless finish for World Interior of the Year says designer Weng Shang Wei
In this exclusive movie, designer Weng Shang Wei explains how he achieved the deep, uniform shade of black inside the Hangzhou fashion store that was named World Interior of the Year at Inside 2016 last month. Read more
Computerworld
Life after Yahoo: How iOS users can stay safe online
This has been a very challenging year when it comes to online security on every platform. We’ve seen some of the biggest online hacks in history; we’ve learned that over a billion Yahoo accounts have been compromised, and Apple recently patched a flaw that let hackers break into Macs.These incidents…
Scientific American Content: Global
What’s behind the 2016 Mumps Spike in the U.S.?
Outbreaks across the country have fueled more than 4,000 cases — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Coalition of 24 States Urges Trump to Kill Obama’s Carbon Emission Plan
State officials seek to undo the Clean Power Act and block similar future regulations — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Save 31% On These Sweatproof Bluetooth Headphones [Deals]
For a limited time you can get Something Strong Sweatproof Bluetooth Headphones for only $19.99 (31% off) with free US shipping in our Nerd Approved Deals Store! Wireless headphones are ideal for running and exercising, but not all are immune to that hard-earned sweat dripping down the side of your…
BBC News – World
UN condemns Myanmar over plight of Rohingya
The UN strongly criticises Myanmar over its treatment of the minority Rohingya population.
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Acer TravelMate X349-M review: An economy-class business ultraportable
Acer’s TravelMate X349-M is an affordable 14-inch ultraportable, with specs and performance to match. It could well earn its keep if you need a basic business laptop that doesn’t cost a fortune.
Latest news
Faster software release cycles push design thinking into the Agile camp
While Agile and design thinking come from two different places, the similarities are striking.
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Digitizing the analog film process: Why is this taking so long?
Digital video is a major driver of storage growth, but it has yet to fully replace film – an analog medium – in many feature films. The holdup? We’re replacing human expertise with metadata – which means defining the digital process much more exactly than we ever did with film.
Latest news
Ameriprise leak exposes millions of dollars worth of accounts
An internet-connected backup drive exposed social security, bank account, and financial planning data.
Latest news
Microsoft outlines plans to build a ‘world graph’ for geographic data
Microsoft, HERE, TomTom, and Esri are collaborating on building a world graph of geographic data that’s integrated with Microsoft’s Azure cloud.
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A startup’s system for cleaning 3-D printed items could revolutionize additive manufacturing
The wonder of 3-D printing has a dirty little secret: It can be very tedious to clean away the support structures and extra material once an item is printed. And getting the item smooth and polished is another hurdle.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Syncing data center computers at the speed of light
When several computers need to work together, as when calculating in parallel on several parts of a single large problem or managing a large database, they need to keep in step. These situations are particularly common in large data centers that make up “the cloud” where institutions farm out their computing…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Devastating mites jump nimbly from flowers to honeybees
Mites that infest honeybees may be blind with tiny brains, but make no mistake: When a bee sidles up next to them, they are surprisingly quick-footed.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Creating earthquake heat maps—temperature spikes leave clues in the rock
When you rub your hands together to warm them, the friction creates heat. The same thing happens during earthquakes, only on a much larger scale: When a fault slips, the temperature can spike by hundreds of degrees, high enough to alter organic compounds in the rocks and leave a signature. A team of…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Team uses stem cells to study earliest stages of amniotic sac formation
For the first time, human stem cells have been coaxed to begin to form amniotic sac tissue in a laboratory-based model mimicking the wall of the uterus.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
CRISPR-based single-cell genetics platform enables rapid analysis of critical gene networks
Researchers from UC San Francisco and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have developed a new method for performing high-throughput functional screening of complex genetic interactions and resulting phenotypes in single cells, which they have dubbed “Perturb-seq.”
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
‘Slacktivism’ that works—small changes matter
In 2013, an online petition persuaded a national organization representing high school coaches to develop materials to educate coaches about sexual assault and how they could help reduce assaults by their athletes. Online petitions have changed decisions by major corporations (ask Bank of America about…
Lifehacker
Petfinder’s Picks for the Best Pet for Your Child, Based on Their Age
When your kid asks for a pet, your natural reaction might be to get them a dog or cat, but that may not be the best pet for their age group. Luckily, the folks at Petfinder have a list of great pets for every age, based on their lifespan and attention requirements.Even if you love animals, you don’t…
PCWorld
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe SSD review: Ludicrously fast PC storage
When I was testing Samsung’s new 960 Pro M.2/NVMe SSD, a coworker looking over my shoulder at the results declared, “That’s sick!” High praise in today’s parlance, and a direct response to this drive’s incredible speed. It’s a phrase I continued to voice silently as I saw read and write numbers of 2.7GBps…
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Today’s Best Deals: Never-Flat Air Mattress, Your Favorite Blenders, the Best Batteries
Your favorite rechargeable batteries, the best affordable blender, and an air mattress that doesn’t deflate lead off Friday’s best deals. Read more…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
One Big Question: Does blocking blue light really matter?
There’s an armada of electronic gifts about to descend on the world over the holidays, which means there will likely be even more people who won’t be able to sleep in 2017 because they’ll be going to bed with their tablets and smartphones. As those devices beam blue light at their eyes, sleep…
Gizmodo
DeVry University Pays $100 Million for Deceiving Students
Image: APDeVry University, and its parent company DeVry Education Group, have agreed to pay $100 million settlement following a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) crackdown on for-profit schools.Read more…
BBC News – World
Syria Aleppo: Evacuation grinds to a halt
The evacuation of east Aleppo is halted as Syrian rebels are accused of failing to respect a deal.
Slashdot
World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind
A transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity. From a report on Bloomberg: This has happened in isolated projects in the past: an especially competitive auction in the…
io9
The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2016
Another year has passed, which means we’re another step closer to the tomorrow of our dreams. Here are the most futuristic developments of 2016.Read more…
Newswise: SciNews
The Hidden Side of Sulfur
Synthetic organic chemistry consists of transforming existing molecules into new molecular structures or assemblies. These new molecular systems are then used in a myriad of ways in everyday life – in a wide range of sectors, such as public health, energy and environment, for use in drugs, solar cells,…
The Wirecutter
Most Popular This Week
Most read reviews this week: The Best Winter Boots, The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), and Special Gifts for Your Favorite People, 2016. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
The Wirecutter
Inner Vision for the Weekend of December 16, 2016
Inner Vision is a weekly digest connecting the dots between great everyday objects and the cultures and techniques behind living well with them. Here we move beyond recommendations and ratings, because just as important as knowing what to buy is knowing what’s possible using the products you’ve purchased….
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RAVPower Stuffed 12,000mAh of Juice Into a Pocket Sized Battery Pack, Just $19 Today
RAVPower 12,000mAh Battery Pack, $19RAVPower shrunk its 12,000mAh battery pack to fit in most pockets, and it can be yours for $19, an all-time low. Even if you’re all set on battery packs (a safe bet if you read this site regularly), this would be a great stocking stuffer.Read more…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
‘Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit
Expand your Star Wars toolkit with the Millennium Falcon multi-tool. It’s a useful thing to have when your ship breaks down…again. The Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit comes equipped with four hex keys, two screwdrivers (one flat-head, one philips), and an adjustable wrench built into the…
How-To Geek
How to Copy a File to Multiple Directories With One Command in Linux
Copying a file with the Linux command line is easy. However, what if you want to copy the same file to several different locations? That’s easy, too, and we’ll show you how to do that with one command.Click Here to Continue Reading
The Sweethome
Inner Vision for the Weekend of December 16, 2016
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision we share an efficient 30-second gift wrapping technique that will save equal amounts of time and tape, spotlight the do’s and don’ts of camera memory card care for optimal performance and longevity, and celebrate discovering how to use all 28,500 RPMs of our…
The Sweethome
Most Popular This Week
Most read reviews this week: The Best Space Heaters, The Best Slippers for Women and Men, and The Best Humidifier. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
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Books & Arts of 2016
The top picks from Nature ’s coverage of science and culture.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21185
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New record for oldest water found in Canada
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers working deep in a mine in Canada has found water samples that date back approximately 2 billion years, breaking the record of oldest discovered water on the surface of the Earth by approximately 500 million years. The group presented their findings at the American Geophysical…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers study promising solar cell materials — with laser focus
Perovskites, once on the fringes of solar cell research, have fast become the “it” materials for advancing solar power.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Turbulent transport of hydrogen fuel in fusion plasmas
Using large-scale computer simulations, the Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy research group at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences is making important contributions to Joint European Torus (JET), the biggest fusion experiment currently in operation. The simulations provide information about plasma…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
FBI’s DNA profiles to include more data, making them even more powerful at solving cases
As the new year approaches, forensic labs across the country are gearing up for a big change in the way they generate DNA profiles, the genetic fingerprints so useful in solving crimes and identifying the remains of missing persons. Forensic experts produce DNA profiles by extracting genetic material…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Database of software ‘fingerprints’ expands to include mobile apps
A group of computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been working for more than 15 years on an impossible task: to maintain an up-to-date archive of the world’s software. Because the amount of software in circulation keeps growing, they will never enjoy the…
Cool Material
Anthony Bourdain Shares the Secrets to a Perfect Burger
In a world of gastronomic feats and frou-frou dishes no bigger than two bites, the humble burger is a testament to no-bullshit, delicious food. In a way, it’s kinda like Anthony Bourdain, a man who eschews the pomp and circumstance some inject into their meals in favor of honesty. Here everyone’s favorite…
Architizer
An Ode to Adaptable Living: Up Homes Joins the Modular Home Market
Blake Goble, AIA, Leed AP, and Libby Zemaitis, MBA, MS, introduce Up Homes, their modular design concept for compact homes that promotes space efficiency, site adaptability and energy consciousness.
9to5Mac
Review: Gamevice MFi controller transforms iPad and iPhone into a handheld game console
Since iOS 7, Apple has allowed third-party manufacturers to make game controller accessories for iPhones and iPads so users can play iOS games by mashing physical buttons and waggling real joysticks, rather than rely on the touchscreen for input. The Gamevice (~$99, price varies) is one such MFi accessory…
The Next Web
Yep. BlackBerry is dead.
At one point, BlackBerry was a big deal. It was the phone brand, adored by overworked financiers and street hoodlums alike. Every year, tens of millions of devices were sold. And then the iPhone happened, followed by the launch of Android, and then things started to go drastically south for the Canadian…
Digital Trends
Wallaby’s new Spend Monitor app wants to help you curb your credit card debt
Those of us who are looking to save and pinch every penny we can may want to check out Wallaby Financial‘s new app, The Spend Monitor. The latest tool to come out of the credit card optimization firm, the app promises to help users compare and contrast card transactions to “spot trends in spending, potentially…
Digital Trends
Can Wonderstruck’s ‘Boundless’ succeed where ‘No Man’s Sky’ did not?
No Man’s Sky released to a decidedly lukewarm reception earlier this year, with critics pointing out the game’s repetitiveness, lack of content, and somewhat homogeneous procedurally generated worlds. Boundless, produced by developer Wonderstruck, coming soon to PC and PlayStation 4, looks like it could…
TechCrunch
Google Home gets a bunch of new functionality, ranging from Netflix to Domino’s Pizza
 Amazon infiltrated the home when no one was looking with a smart assistant loaded on some low-price hardware, and now the competition has a whole lot of catching up to do. In this last push ahead of the holidays, Google is certainly making a valiant effort. The company’s Home hub has been available…
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Plex will stop supporting Amazon Cloud Drive after December 31st
You won’t be able to stream movies or songs on Plex straight from Amazon Cloud Drive the moment the year changes. Plex Cloud, the company’s service that gives you a way to play media saved in the cloud, will no longer support Amazon after December 31…
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DR Congo: Goma, a city living on the edge
Nearly 15 years after the deadly eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano and four years after the M23 rebel offensive, Goma is still tending its wounds. Amid uneven reconstruction efforts, the stability of the largest city in eastern DR Congo remains fragile. Mehdi Meddeb and Maxime Souville report.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Colombian President Santos, opposition leader Uribe meet with Pope Francis
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and opposition leader Alvaro Uribe met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday, as the government looked to build consensus for a peace deal with Marxist rebels.
Mashable
Hologram-in-a-jar is the perfect buddy for lonely people with no friends
If Siri or Alexa had a human-like form, they might resemble Gatebox Labs’ hologram-in-a-jar digital assistant. Reminiscent of a sci-fi movie device, the Gatebox is either the future of digital assistants or the end of humanity. SEE ALSO: This device can project ‘Star Wars’-like holograms in the air…
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Apple’s iPad Pro is on sale at Target for up to $250 off
If you skipped buying an iPad on Black Friday, Target is running a sale on both sizes of Apple’s iPad Pro for even better prices. The discounts range from $150 off the smaller, 32GB capacity models, $200 off the 128GB version, and $250 off the top-spec 256GB model. The deal runs through the end of Saturday,…
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Top 5 best human resource (HR) management services
There are many crucial areas of a business, but when you consider the importance and value of employees, human resources trumps everything else. If a company doesn’t have an efficient HR process, then anything could go wrong.Human resources, as the name suggests, is the management of all employees, and…
The Next Web
Film student tricked thief into lifting his phone and spied on him for weeks
Not too long ago, film student Anthony van der Meer was lunching in Amsterdam, when his iPhone suddenly disappeared. He reported the smartphone stolen, but to no avail. The thief had already disposed of the SIM card and disconnected the device from the internet. It was gone. According to statistics,…
TechCrunch
Encrypted messaging app Wire adds usernames so you can limit what you share with contacts
 Wire, the Skype co-founder Janus Friis-backed end-to-end encrypted mobile messaging app, has added a username option — allowing people to communicate with others via the app without having to share their mobile phone number or email to do so. Read More
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Buy Three, Get Three Free on Almost Everything from The Body Shop
Buy three, get three freeThe Body Shop’s buy three, get three free deal is never something to pass up, and right now it isn’t just on specific items like it usually is, it’s on basically everything. Get the perfect gift sets for your three favorite people, and then get three things for yourself. At least…
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Koogeek’s Siri-Compatible Smart Plug Is Back On Sale For $28
Koogeek Smart Plug, $28 with code TXYZSAZXWe see deals on WeMo switches and TP-Link Smart Plugs on a pretty regular basis, but this similar product from Koogeek is Apple HomeKit certified, and only $28 today.Read more…
Mashable
This bone found in Siberia could help resurrect the woolly mammoth
Because Jurassic Park taught us nothing, scientists are attempting to clone a woolly mammoth and bring the long-extinct beast back to life. But first, they need some DNA. In Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown: Woolly Mammoth, a team of international scientists ventures into the frigid climes…
Phys.org: Physics News
Turbulent transport of hydrogen fuel in fusion plasmas
Using large-scale computer simulations, the Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy research group at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences is making important contributions to Joint European Torus (JET), the biggest fusion experiment currently in operation. The simulations provide information about plasma…
Scientific American Content: Global
Small Fraction of Pilots Suffer Suicidal Thoughts
In an anonymous online survey, about four percent of surveyed pilots admitted to having suicidal thoughts within the last few weeks. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
WIRED
Science Can Restore America’s Faith in Democracy
Opinion: Elections that let voters rank their choices are inherently more democratic. The post Science Can Restore America’s Faith in Democracy appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Architects and Engineers Shove a Lightsaber Through the Death Star’s Bad Design
The plans get stolen, transmitted to Princess Leia, hidden on an R2 unit, and allow the Rebels to triumph. They’re also terrible. The post Architects and Engineers Shove a Lightsaber Through the Death Star’s Bad Design appeared first on WIRED.
CNET News.com
Bendable and foldable phones will break us from the smartphone rut – CNET
Commentary: These envelope-pushing phones will move everyone forward, but it will be years before they’re fully embraced.
Lifehacker
Beware Pre-Registering Amazon Products When You’re Giving Them as Gifts
If you’re buying someone an Echo or other Amazon product this holiday season, don’t forget to tell Amazon it’s a gift. Otherwise, it’ll come registered to your account instead of your recipient’s.You’ve probably seen the little “this is a gift” checkbox in your Amazon shopping cart. If you buy an Amazon…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Accessible hotel room concept balances form with function
On the basis that many hotel rooms for the disabled aren’t that accessible, can be poorly fitted and have overly clinical designs, two firms have collaborated to create a new hotel room concept. AllGo is an approach aimed at creating accessible rooms that are functional, flexible and beautiful… …
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Chile Fever – Feel the Energy
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Underwater Volcano Offers Rare Look at Eruption in Real Time
National Geographic News
Deep-Sea Ghost Shark Filmed Alive In Ocean For First Time
The odd-looking fish, which sports a retractable sex organ on its head, was also spotted in the Northern Hemisphere for the first time.
National Geographic News
Watch the Earth Breathe in Stunning 3-D
National Geographic News
These Are the Most Valuable Roadless Areas Left on Earth
National Geographic News
Finding Light in Earth’s Darkest Places
Gizmodo
Disturbing 3D Visualization Will Change the Way You Think About Carbon Emissions
Image: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight CenterScientists at NASA have created a stunning high-resolution 3D visualization showing the complex ebbs and flows of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere over the course of an entire year. It’s a unique perspective that’s sure to change the way you think about…
Slashdot
Amazon Is Secretly Building an ‘Uber For Trucking’ App, Setting Its Sights On a Massive $800 Billion Market
Amazon is building an app that matches truck drivers with shippers, a new service that would deepen its presence in the $800 billion trucking industry, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Business Insider. From the report: The app, scheduled to launch next summer, is designed to make it…
TechCrunch
TalkBank lets you chat with your bank
 As a fan of banks – I like the lollipops they give out – I’m slightly disturbed by services like TalkBank. This Russian company replaces one-on-one teller interaction with a chatbot that can tell you your balance, offer on the spot advice, and even send you cool deals related to your credit cards. Founded…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Simulation method helps combat climate change, boost energy supply
A potential solution for addressing climate change is to securely store carbon dioxide underground in reservoirs from which oil was previously extracted, an approach known as carbon sequestration. This is expensive, but the costs can be reduced by extracting any remaining oil from these reservoirs at…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers investigate ancient species in Gulf of Alaska
Invasive species have shaped island ecosystems and landscapes in the Gulf of Alaska, but their histories are unknown. In a study by the University of Oklahoma, Boston University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, researchers investigated the archaeological and genetic history of the…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Internet data could boost conservation
Businesses routinely use internet data to learn about customers and increase profits – and similar techniques could be used to boost conservation.
Lifehacker
You Should Really Try Working Out with Kettlebells
Kettlebell training boosts your power, strength, flexibility, and mobility, all while being gentler on your body than barbell weight training. You can’t just pick one up and go without risking injury, though. Here are all the benefits of using them, and why you should work one into your routine.Kettlebell…
BBC News – World
Duterte confirms killings to BBC
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte confirms to the BBC that he shot dead three men while mayor of Davao.
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This Is the Droid You’re Looking For: Sphero’s BB-8 and Home-Controlling Force Band Are On Sale
Sphero’s BB-8 RC droid remains one of the coolest toys ever made, and now that its Force Band can also control your home through IFTTT, it’s even more enticing.Read more…
Computerworld
Apple’s macOS file encryption can be bypassed without latest fixes
Without the macOS update released this week, Apple’s disk encryption can be easily defeated by connecting a specially crafted device to a locked Macbook. The attack is possible because devices connected over Thunderbolt can access the computer’s RAM directly before the OS is started through the direct…
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The US Navy’s Robotic Boats Are Getting Smarter
Between September 6 and October 3, 2016, the US Navy’s science and technology wing sent four small boats on patrol missions in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The only unusual thing was the fact that the boats were autonomous robots.These robots are not like drones with humans operating them from a remote…
io9
An Exclusive Look Inside the Gorgeous Art of Rogue One
Rogue One might be the most gorgeous Star Wars film ever made. It’s full of incredible vistas, strange aliens, and wonderful locales—and behind that imagery is an absolute ton of incredible concept artwork behind it. Today, thanks to the release of The Art of Rogue One, we’ve got an exclusive glimpse…
Macworld
Can you make the trains run on time? Prove it with Mini Metro
These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play. Most of us know well the frustrations of public transportation….
9to5Mac
Apple hit with $2 million penalty following San Diego retail employee complaints over breaks
Apple has been ordered to pay a $2 million penalty after four retail employees from a San Diego Apple Store filed a lawsuit over meal and rest break policy. The complaint dates back to 2011 and became a class action lawsuit in 2013, although the retail policies were changed following the complaint…
Mashable
‘Overwatch,’ ‘CS:GO’ and everything you need to watch in esports this weekend
It can be tough to keep track of everything going on in the world of professional competitive gaming. Fear not: Each week, Mashable rounds up the best and biggest tournaments in esports to let you know when they’re going down, and where to catch all the action. Plug in. This weekend, you’re looking…
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Samsung is working on a new Gear VR and AR tech
If you’re waiting on Samsung to unveil a new version of its Gear VR headset, you might get your wish soon enough. At the Virtual Reality Summit in San Diego this week, Samsung vice president Sung-Hoon Hong revealed that the company is not only working on a new virtual reality headset, but that it has…
Cool Material
The Weekend Agenda
Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.
Cool Hunting
Buy: Origami Teapot
Inspired by the shape of diamond facets, Bre & Co’s porcelain Origami Teapot boasts bold lines and a strong design that holds four cups of tea. The pot is slip-cast using a traditional method, then hand-finished with a raw black glaze by Brooklyn ceramic…… …
9to5Mac
LG Display reportedly partnering with Apple on foldable OLED for upcoming iPhones
Following a report in October claiming Samsung and LG were both attempting to win orders for OLED displays to be used in future iPhones, a new report today says Apple has partnered with LG Display for a foldable OLED panel of sorts. According to the report from etnews, LG Display is partnering with…
How-To Geek
How to Automatically Turn On Your TV When You Turn on SHIELD Android TV
It’s a little thing, but having your TV turn on automatically when you turn on your Android TV box is nice. The thing is, not all Android TVs support this, which is just one of the many things that makes the NVIDIA SHIELD console the best Android TV box out there.Click Here to Continue Reading
CNET News.com
US anti-scalper law bans ticket-buying software – CNET
President Obama signs into a law the Better Online Ticket Sales Act of 2016. Maybe now we can get tickets to “Hamilton.”
BBC News – World
Gambia’s leader Yahya Jammeh keeps changing his mind
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh shocked many when he appeared to gracefully accept defeat in the presidential election.
Physics News
Device for detecting subatomic-scale motion
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new device that measures the motion of super-tiny particles traversing distances almost unimaginably …
Physics News
Universal behaviour detected in Mott metal-insulator transition
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.6 drug companiesThe attorneys general of 20 states filed a civil complaint accusing six drug companies — Teva, Mylan, Aurobindo Pharma, Citron Pharma, Heritage Pharmaceuticals and Mayne Pharma — of a coordinated scheme…
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Nate Silver Interviews Michael Lewis About His New Book, ‘The Undoing Project’
 Subscribe: iTunes |ESPN App |Download |RSS |New to podcasts?This week on Sparks, FiveThirtyEight’s monthly science podcast that runs in the What’s The Point feed, our science roundtable discussed Michael Lewis’s new book “The Undoing Project,” about two Israeli psychologists who created the field of…
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Clinton May Gain Nearly 30,000 More Votes Over Trump In New York City
Last week, the New York State Board of Elections released their “certified” 2016 election results. The problem, FiveThirtyEight contributor David Wasserman pointed out, was that those results were different from the “certified” results for New York City according to the New York City Board of Elections.For…
FiveThirtyEight
Star Wars, In One Chart
The Galactic Civil War — recently retold in the military history called Star Wars — pitted the Imperial Navy, one of the most sophisticated fighting forces in history, against the ragtag Rebel Alliance. The rebels resoundingly defeated the advances of the better-supplied fleet in a stunning six-year…
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Stuff Your Stockings With (Sheathed) Kershaw Knives, On Sale Today Only
Kershaw Knife Gold BoxFor a certain kind of person, a new knife is the best stocking stuffer, and several models from Kershaw on sale today, starting at $30. Just make sure it’s sheathed before you put it in someone’s stocking. Read more…
Science | Smithsonian
Top Eight Ocean Stories That Made Waves in 2016
2016 wasn’t all bad: Stubborn environmental problems were livened up thanks to new solutions, “gee whiz” discoveries and mysterious orbs
TEDTalks (video)
How to gain control of your free time | Laura Vanderkam
There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she’s discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves….
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A compact chip realizing highly precise simultaneous single-cell analysis of 100 cells
Hitachi announced the development of a compact 1-mm square chip that can efficiently analyze small amounts of various genetic material, specifically mRNA, expressed from DNA with high precision. The chip is able to precisely extract and analyze the various types of mRNA which only exist in minute quantities…
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Study of the evolution of the micro-crustacean group Cladocera
Scientists of the Senckenberg Institute have studied the evolutionary history of the so-called “water fleas.” These tiny crustaceans from the order Cladocera form the basis of the trophic pyramid and therefore play an important role in modern ecosystems. Due to the fact that they are rarely preserved…
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Rice, Baylor team sets new mark for ‘deep learning’
Neuroscience and artificial intelligence experts from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have taken inspiration from the human brain in creating a new “deep learning” method that enables computers to learn about the visual world largely on their own, much as human babies do.
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French cars lead EU list of low CO2 emitters, Ferrari fined
The European Union on Friday said luxury carmakers Ferrari and Aston Martin would receive a fine for exceeding their carbon emission targets, as French cars lead the way in lowering emissions.
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69 Viral Images From 2016 That Were Totally Fake
The year 2016 will probably go down in history as the year of the fakes. There were plenty of fake news articles, and even plenty of debate about the definition of the word “fake.” Here at Gizmodo did our best in 2016 to keep you informed of the latest images on social media that were actually fake.Read…
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Video: Customer relationships: It’s all about the data
Paul Leary, president of the wine and lifestyle brand Bespoke Collection, talks about the tools his business uses to build long-term customer loyalty.
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MapR – A Rebel with a Cause
While MapR’s open core strategy is no longer an outlier in the Hadoop ecosystem, its converged platform remains unique. While there remain gaps with regard to data governance, MapR could have a strong TCO story to tell.
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Take control of your privacy in Windows 10
Where do you draw the line on personal privacy? The right options are different for everyone. In this guide, I show you which privacy settings help you create the right balance of privacy and convenience in Windows 10.
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Inside Amazon’s clickworker platform: How half a million people are being paid pennies to train AI
Internet platforms like Amazon Mechanical Turk let companies break jobs into smaller tasks and offer them to people across the globe. But, do they democratize work or exploit the disempowered?
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Vector Space Systems wins approval for Tucson rocket factory
Vector Space Systems said Thursday it has won approval to develop a manufacturing facility in Tucson, Arizona. The company said that county supervisors approved a 25-year lease of land in a business park near the Tucson airport, and the company planned to start construction on the site in the spring….
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Building a Coder’s Paradise Is Not Profitable: GitHub Lost $66M In Nine Months Of 2016
Though not much popular outside the technology circles, GitHub is very popular among coders around the world. The startup operates a sort of Google Docs for programmers, giving them a place to store, share and collaborate on their work. But GitHub is losing money through profligate spending and has stood…
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Xmas Edition of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ makes us want an Adele cover of a Mariah hit
James Corden had been preparing for the holidays all year with a special compilation Carpool Karaoke video that shows many of his past guests singing along to Mariah Carey’s hit Christmas song All I Want for Christmas is You. Meanwhile, the multi-octave singer, who was the first Carpool Karaoke guest…
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Is Faraday Future the next Tesla, or will it follow Fisker and fizzle out?
California-based, Chinese-backed startup Faraday Future is counting down the days until it introduces its first production car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that’s taking place next month. The brand appears on track for success, but a damning new report finds that all is not well under the surface….
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PI’s Award-Winning Fast Multichannel Photonics Alignment Engine
When alignment speed is critical and accuracy needs to be at the nanoscale, for projects from planar testing to packaging, PI’s system is the solution. The FMPA Fast Multichannel Photonics…
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Monoprice 30in 2560×1600 IPS Panel LCD Monitor w/ Matte Finish $199
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Today’s Best Deals: Never-Flat Air Mattress, Your Favorite Blenders, the Best Batteries
Your favorite rechargeable batteries, the best affordable blender, and an air mattress that doesn’t deflate lead off Friday’s best deals. Read more…
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Cassini Probe Prepares to Die
I still remember when my mom and I drove over to a friend’s house to watch part of the Cassini-Huygens probe land on Titan. That was almost twelve years ago. And now, Cassini, […] The post Cassini Probe Prepares to Die appeared first on Geek.com.
TechCrunch
Humans can now move complex robot arms just by thinking
 Most robotic arm systems required a very complex and very invasive brain implant… until now. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a new system that requires only a sexy helmet and a bit of thinking, paving the way to truly mind-controlled robotic tools. “This is the first time in…
Mashable
Spotify has an epic Easter egg for all you ‘Rogue One’ fans
The first standalone film from the Star Wars franchise is out and ready to rock the box office this weekend.  SEE ALSO: ‘Rogue One’ rises to the top with a darker rebel force But fans eager to see Rogue One: A Star Wars story in theaters can now enjoy a delightful Easter egg on Spotify.  Simply pull…
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Hawaii’s ‘Cursed’ Lava Rocks Are Driving National Park Staff Insane
Few places are as steeped in mythology as the Hawaiian Islands. And as an archipelago literally borne out of fire, one of Hawaiʻi’s most famous legends is that of Pele, or Pelehonuamea, the charismatic volcano goddess.Sometime during 20th century, a false but pervasive superstition regarding Pele’s “cursed…
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Passengers review: a terrific premise wasted on a terrible space romance
In the long history of movies that heap seemingly unending cruelty on their characters, few make as much effort to make that cruelty look charming and romantic as Passengers does. Two travelers, trapped alone together on a slowly self-destructing starship for just under a century, must find a way to…
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Today’s Best Deals: Never-Flat Air Mattress, Your Favorite Blenders, the Best Batteries
Your favorite rechargeable batteries, the best affordable blender, and an air mattress that doesn’t deflate lead off Friday’s best deals. Read more…
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The BottleKeeper
Hey dude, I know it’s heating up in here, but just stay cool. Stay cool. Unfortunately, talking to my beers about their habit of going chihuahua-whizzing-on-my-leg warm after the first few sips has proven pretty useless. I’m told I need reinforcements. A Beer Whisperer. A BottleKeeper. The BottleKeeper…
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LG WH14NS40 14X Internal BDXL Blu-Ray Burner $34.99
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Most of Donald Trump’s campaign was BS and ‘The Daily Show’ is calling him out
Now that the nation has elected Donald Trump as president, it’s time for some reflection of what he has said on the campaign trail and whether or not he will see his statements through.  But as Trevor Noah pointed out on The Daily Show Thursday night, how exactly are we supposed to parse through…
ArchDaily
I.M. Pei’s Le Grande Louvre Wins AIA 25 Year Award
© Koji Horiuchi. Courtesy of AIA The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected The Grand Louvre – Phase I as the recipient of the 2017 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. Designed by I.M. Pei with his firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the project is notable for its 71-foot-tall glass and…
Computerworld
ARM tackles server compatibility issues with Allinea acquisition
ARM has a big problem — it rules in smartphones and tablets but hasn’t broken into servers and supercomputers. ARM servers are devalued partly because many applications don’t work with the chips. But ARM has acquired Allinea Software with the hope of partially resolving the compatibility issue. Allinea…
GearCulture
Marshall Mid Bluetooth Headphones
Enjoy up to 30 hours of battery life, and a whole new audio world with the magnificent Marshall Mid Bluetooth Headphones. Free of wires and full of treats, the plush headband and 3D hinges offer an ergonomic fit for while the aptX technology affords CD-like sound, which, thanks to a spare 3.5mm socket,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Glee to gloom: Climate and the ‘Trump effect’
When the world triumphantly celebrated the signing of the landmark Paris climate pact last December, it was hard to imagine that only a year later it might face an existential threat.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Paris seeks high ground in fight to keep rats underground
Gazing upward to take in the majesty of the Eiffel Tower, visitors to Paris may be astonished to learn that a vicious war, pitting Man against Rat, is unfolding at their feet.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Frustrated by self-checkout? Retailers look to smartphones to cut the line
Self-checkout is supposed to be a time-saver.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Delivery robots are showing up on city sidewalks
Designers of futuristic cityscapes envision delivery drones dropping off your packages from the sky and driverless cars taking you to work. But the robotic delivery invasion already has arrived in the form of machines that look like beer coolers on wheels scooting along the sidewalks.
WIRED
A Beautiful Fly Ignites a Bitter Feud Among Scientists
The fly was beautiful. But the debate it has sparked among taxonomists is tearing the field apart. The post A Beautiful Fly Ignites a Bitter Feud Among Scientists appeared first on WIRED.
Ars Technica
How an old Drawbridge helped Microsoft bring SQL Server to Linux
Enlarge (credit: Tom Hilton) When in March this year Microsoft announced that it was bringing SQL Server to Linux the reaction was one of surprise, with the announcement prompting two big questions: why and how? SQL Server is one of Microsoft’s major Windows applications, helping to drive Windows…
SlashGear
Galaxy S8 leak from Korea: Scanner on back, borderless display up front
The fingerprint scanner on the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been tipped to be appearing on its backside. This detail comes as a rumor well before the device sees a release date, and just before it’s revealed to the world officially. It’s expected that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be revealed near the end of February,…
SlashGear
Massive diamonds clue scientists in to mysterious deep Earth
Diamonds have a lot of monetary value, to be sure, but thanks to the Gemological Institute of America, we’re learning today that some of the larger ones can have a lot of scientific value too. A team of Institute scientists lead by diamond geologist Evan Smith set out to find where some of the largest,…
Fast Company
Oculus Adds Rooms And Parties To Make VR More Social
The new features will launch first for Gear VR, but could one day come to Rift. The new features will launch first for Gear VR, but could one day come to Rift.While there’s plenty of disagreement about how big the virtual reality industry will eventually become, few people dispute…
Fast Company
What We Know So Far About Russian Hacking Of Republicans
Evidence has yet to emerge to back the CIA’s reported claims of Russian hacking of Republican National Committee computer networks Evidence has yet to emerge to back the CIA’s reported claims of Russian hacking of Republican National Committee computer networksEver since last Friday’s…
kottke.org
The Future of Cities
Collaborating with a number of different people from all over the place, filmmaker Oscar Boyson went out into the world and came back with this excellent 18-minute video on the future of cities. Among the cities profiles are Shenzhen, Detroit, Singapore, NYC, Copenhagen, Seoul, Lagos, and Mumbai….
Slashdot
Wikipedia Exceeds Fundraising Target, But Continues Asking For More Money
Reader Andreas Kolbe writes: The fundraising banners on Wikipedia this year are so effective that halfway through its December fundraising campaign, the Wikimedia Foundation has already exceeded its $25 million donations target for the entire month, reports The Register. A few weeks ago, Jimmy Wales…
TechCrunch
Google joins the open source Cloud Foundry Foundation
 Google is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Gold member. To be fair, this doesn’t necessarily come as a major surprise, especially given that Google recently hired the foundation’s former CEO Sam Ramji. Other Cloud Foundry Gold-level members include Accenture, Allstate, CenturyLink, Huawai,…
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Blood Flow Modeling Sparks Passion for Biomedical Engineering
Modeling blood flow through a stent graft put graduate student John Asiruwa on the path to a career in biomedical engineering, doing work that “can be life changing for patients.”
GearHungry
Strike Smart Baseball
As smart phones become smarter, they’ve started passing on their intelligence to more than just other electronics. For instance Strike, the worlds first smart baseball. This smart ball, made to the exact weight and dimension specifications of an official baseball, tracks the speed of your throw, the…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a … feathered drone?
There is much to learn from the natural world when it comes to robotics, and there may be no better exponents of this than the folks in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems (LIS) at Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. For their latest bio-inspired project, the scientists…
CNET News.com
Toyota wants to open up its powertrains, offer them to competitors – Roadshow
It might seem way too altruistic, but fear not, there’s a solid business decision buried in there.
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Kia picks up a pretty niche world record with Niro hybrid crossover – Roadshow
The new Niro drove from Los Angeles to New York City with an average fuel economy of 76.6 miles per gallon.
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Knockoff Super Mario Run apps hit Google Play – CNET
An official Android version of the game isn’t expected until next year.
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Apple hires former Porsche racing engineer, report says – Roadshow
It’s a strange hire if Apple really did abandon its plans for a proper vehicle.
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Watch killer whales chow down on a shark – CNET
A pod of orcas gets their shark snack on in a fascinating video captured by a drone flying over the water.
VentureBeat
KickassTorrents is back thanks to original KAT staff
vThe KickassTorrents website (also known as Kickass Torrents, or just KAT) has been resurrected. A group of the original staff, which first brought the community part of the site back at katcr.co, have now relaunched the infamous torrent site at katcr.co/new, with the same look and feel as the original….
VentureBeat
Huawei Integrates Tobii Eye-Tracking Features in Honor Magic Smartphone
PRESS RELEASE: STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 16, 2016– Huawei today unveiled the inclusion of eye tracking its new Honor Magic smartphone. The Honor Magic is Tobii’s first smartphone integration and uses features that are based on the user’s presence and attention, which…
VentureBeat
The DeanBeat: The road ahead in VR and AR will have two steps forward, one step back
John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity Technologies, predicted that tech journalists would start gleefully writing that the virtual reality revolution is over because sales of VR headsets fell short of expectations, and analysts are in the midst of shaving back their predictions. I’m not one of those journalists. For…
VentureBeat
Super Mario Run beats Pokémon Go’s first day with 2.85 million downloads
Pokémon Go may need to make way for a new mobile success story. Super Mario Run had more downloads on its first day than the location-based sensation, according to app analysis group Apptopia. Super Mario Run on the Apple App Store hit 2,850,000 downloads compared to Pokémon Go’s 900,000. This is a…
Next Big Future
US Navy would ideally like 653 ships but new plan calls for minimum of 355 ships navy
The Navy released a new fleet plan that calls for 355 ships, outlining a massive increase in the size of its high-end large surface combatant and attack submarine fleets but a modest increase in its planned amphibious ship fleet, according to a Dec. 14 summary of the assessment.The plan mainly calls…
TechCrunch
The top 15 events that happened in space in 2016
 2016 was a big year for research and discovery in space. The year started off with Caltech astronomers picking up the presence of a ninth planet while researchers at LIGO were detecting gravitational waves for the first time. NASA’s Juno spacecraft finally arrived in orbit around Jupiter, and astronomers…
Mashable
How data is making journalism smarter than ever
Journalism isn’t dying; it’s getting smarter than ever. As newspaper circulation collapsed with the reign of digital, things seemed bleak for the traditional idea of the press. (Between 2001 and 2009, nearly one in five newspaper journalists had already lost their jobs, and the newsroom workforce shrunk…
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Lenovo is bringing Chrome OS to its Yoga Book next year
Lenovo already debuted Android and Windows versions of its Yoga Book and it’s planning to add a Chrome OS option next year. Laptop Magazine reports that the third version of the hybrid gadget that ditched a traditional keyboard in favor of a touch su…
TechSpot
BlackBerry licenses brand to Chinese phone maker TCL
Back in September, BlackBerry announced that it would stop internal development of its smartphones, relying instead on partners to design and build future hardware. Now, the firm has reached a “long-term” deal with TCL that will see the Chinese company design, build, sell, and support all future BlackBerry…
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9to5Toys Last Call: GoPro HERO+ LCD $150, Nomad Pod Apple Watch Charger $20, Panasonic Eneloop Power Pack $28, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Last Call Updates: 9to5Toys Gift Guide: Trevor’s Top 5 Tech Picks under $50…
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Google Maps now finally tells you when a business is wheelchair accessible
Google Maps just made life a little easier for wheelchair users looking for accessible locations. People with disabilities and those who use mobility aids can now click on various storefronts and other public places within the mobile app, and it will say whether the locations have accessible entrances….
Singularity HUB
The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Here: What Now? [Video]
What if the world we knew was subtly being replaced with a new one? Would we notice immediately, or would it only be evident in hindsight? According to the World Economic Forum, the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is here. It’s a change as significant as any modern revolution before it. And if we look,…
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Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage
A French court on Friday upheld the two-year suspended sentences of Pablo Picasso’s former electrician and his wife, who kept 271 of his artworks stashed in their garage for almost 40 years.
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Trump nominates hard-liner as US ambassador to Israel
President-elect Donald Trump has announced that he will nominate attorney David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel, selecting an envoy who supports Israeli settlements and other changes to U.S. policies in the region.
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University of Minnesota Football Team Boycotts ‘Unjust Title IX Investigation’
A major showdown over Title IX is brewing at the University of Minnesota, where the entire football team has agreed to boycott future games in support of 10 players who were suspended for sexual misconduct violations. Student-athlete Drew Wolitarsky read a statement on behalf of the team Thursday…
Ars Technica
T-Mobile exempts AT&T’s DirecTV Now from data caps
T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere announces Binge On. (credit: T-Mobile USA) One of the biggest selling points of AT&T’s DirecTV Now service is that it streams video without counting against data caps on the AT&T mobile network. But T-Mobile USA customers will also be able to watch DirecTV Now…
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Lucid Motors Air
A powerful and incredibly luxurious electric car ready to hit the market this coming year.
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How to Move Your Documents, Music, and Other Folders Somewhere Else in Windows
By default, Windows stores your personal folders like Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos in C:\Users. If you want to move them to a secondary drive—say, if you have an SSD that can’t house all your files—you can do so with a simple menu option.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Burkina Faso militant attack: Twelve soldiers killed
Twelve soldiers were killed during an attack by Islamist militants in Burkina Faso, the army says.
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Department of Defense Warns Contractors About Iran-Linked Malware
Shamoon, a piece of malware that tries to turn infected computers into unusable bricks, is back. Earlier this month, a number of cybersecurity firms reported that hackers had used the malware against thousands of computers in Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation agency and other government bodies. According…
Curbed National
Frank Lloyd Wright’s forgotten prefabs
The American System-Built Homes were architect’s attempt to bring better housing to the masses Frank Lloyd Wright, a famous pack rat, has an almost incomparable archive, as far as American architects go, with countless records and sketches available to researchers. Within that trove of documents, one…
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Heart attack risk doubled for people with less education
People who leave school without a school certificate are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those with a university degree, according to groundbreaking new research from the largest ongoing study of healthy aging in the Southern Hemisphere.
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The Beast Hoverbike
A radial fan-driven one-person flying motorcycle.
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Green buildings make you work smarter and sleep sounder, study reveals
Improved light, ventilation and heat control can boost workers’ productivity by thousands of dollars a year and reduce instances of sick building syndrome The post Green buildings make you work smarter and sleep sounder, study reveals appeared first on Architecture Lab.
TechCrunch
Facebook admits to another metrics mistake affecting Instant Article publishers
 For a metrics powered company, Facebook is pretty bad at metrics. The company just announced its third metrics-related issue in the past two months with today’s reveal that it also experienced problems providing accurate numbers to publishers on its Instant Articles platform. Instant Articles are those…
Lifehacker
This Calculator Will Tell You Whether to Pay Down Debt or Save for Retirement
It’s a frequently asked personal finance question: should I pay off my student loans or save for retirement? It’s possible to do both, but this calculator from Morningstar will shed some light on your decision.Debt is almost always the priority, but there are some criteria for prioritizing your savings….
The Awesomer
Deal: Martian mVoice Smartwatches
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Physics News
Toward safer, long-life nuclear reactors—metal design could raise radiation resistance by 100 times
In findings that could change the way industries like nuclear energy and aerospace look for materials that can stand up to radiation exposure, University of Michigan researchers have discovered …
Physics News
Tycho Brahe literally had GOLDEN hair: Famed astronomer’s exposure to the metal in his lab transformed his locks – but did it kill him?
Researchers from the University of South Denmark have analysed Tycho Brahe’s hair from his scalp, beard and eyebrows, in the hope of getting clues on his death.
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The best digital photo frames
By Amadou Diallo This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its wor…
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World’s smallest radio receiver has building blocks the size of two atoms
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have made the world’s smallest radio receiver – built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds.
Phys.org: Physics News
Tokamak is ready to test ITER’s internal components
On 14 December 2016, the WEST tokamak produced its first plasma, reflecting the success of the operations carried out since 2013 on the CEA nuclear fusion reactor. Now that this major milestone has been passed, preparation of the machine is continuing for a first experimental campaign in spring 2017….
Mises Institute
Six Steps Trump Can Take Toward Better Monetary Policy
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssMoney and BanksSix Steps Trump Can Take Toward Better Monetary Policy Money and BankingPolitical Theory 0 Views Since Nixon severed the final link to gold in 1971, the US dollar has lost more than 80% of its purchasing power, wreaking havoc on ordinary…
Reason.com Full Feed
Police Keep Pulling People Over In ‘Cute’ Christmas-Themed Publicity Stunts
It’s that most wonderful time of the year, when police illegally stop drivers so they can hand them gift cards, all recorded on camera for public relations purposes. The recurring gimmick is meant to show police officers have “heart,” and just about all the videos of such stunts show drivers displaying…
HiConsumption
15 Best Style Gifts Under $50
Well made money clips, slacks, and grooming products for less than a Grant.
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Save $50 On Anki Overdrive, The Coolest Car Racing Game You’ve Ever Seen
Anki Overdrive is like slot cars for the smartphone age, and the starter set is marked down to $100 right now, which is $50 less than usual, and $20 less than even its Black Friday price. If it looks familiar, it’s because you probably played with it at an Apple Store.Read more…
Architizer
Purple Reign: Why 2017 May See an Influx of Purple
The late great Prince might’ve been pleased by this development: Several authorities on the subject matter of color forecasting in design — particularly of American residential interiors — have declared their colors of the year for 2017. And most of them lean toward — you guessed it — purple….
Architizer
Flatiron Sky-Line
Flatiron Skyline is a project by LOT selected for the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s 2016 Holiday Installation through a design competition organized by Van Alen Institute. Flatiron Skyline is a landmark spatial installation engaging passersby in an intimate interaction within and around…
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Accessories : Spider-Man Red Logo Cufflinks
The ultimate in men’s cufflinks. No one ever said that men’s fashion needs to be stuffy. Next time you put on a French cuff shirt, pull things together with these sleek Ultimate Spider-Man logo cufflinks. $49.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Home & Office : Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress
Build your own kingdom; be master of all that you survey. This book is designed to look like blueprints for your own personal kingdom, right down to ink-splotted pages. $14.99
SlashGear
Lost Apple AirPods earbud? This is what a replacement will cost
The worst has happened, you clumsy oaf, you’ve only gone and lost one of your precious Apple AirPods: now we know how much a replacement AirPod will cost you. The Cupertino company’s wireless headphones are undoubtedly one of the must-have gifts this holiday season, at least for the avid iPhone and Mac…
Slashdot
Apple Explores Dual-SIM Capability in iPhones, Patent Filing Reveals
Apple is exploring the idea of having two SIM card slots in its iPhones. The Cupertino-based company has registered a patent for a dual-SIM card technology that involves two separate antennas. Though not as popular in the US, and UK markets, smartphones with dual-SIM card capability are extremely popular…
Cool Material
Arctic Cold Brew Coffee System
ICOSA Brewhouse wants to improve the way you start your day, which is why they developed the Arctic Cold Brew Coffee System. The same kind of coffee that all those artisanal coffee shops are charging you four or five bucks for can be made by the pitcher at home for a fraction of the cost. […]
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scientists boost catalytic activity for key chemical reaction in fuel cells
New catalysts containing platinum and lead could improve the efficiency of fuel cells — a promising technology for producing clean energy.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Social anxiety disorders? Cognitive therapy most effective treatment
Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder of our time. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Researchers spent 10 years studying alternative treatments to find that cognitive therapy works best for social anxiety disorders.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Without these ads, there wouldn’t be money in fake news
It’s never been easier to launch a wildly profitable online media empire. Whether you’re an aspiring mommy blogger or political pundit, $10 gets you a URL and online storage. Fill out a short form and copy-paste some code to get ads on your website.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
EEG tech gives users the power of mind control without putting a hole in their heads
Ever since quadriplegic Jan Scheuermann used a mind-controlled robotic arm to eat a bar of chocolate back in 2012, Brain Control Interfaces (BCI) have been touted as a promising technology that could give others like her a new lease on life. However some critics say that for all its life-changing…
Geek.com
Geek Deals Roundup: Save on Laptops, Tablets, Headphones, and More From GearBest
There’s still some time to pick up some gifts for the tech-lovers in your life, even if it’s yourself. So here are some hot deals from GearBest. CHUWI LapBook Intel Quad-Core Cherry Trail […] The post Geek Deals Roundup: Save on Laptops, Tablets, Headphones, and More From GearBest appeared first on…
Lifehacker
This Week’s Most Popular Posts: December 9th to 16th
This week we learned how to talk your way out of a bar fight, looked at the best free online courses to help with your finances, took a shot at night photography, tried out ’telemedicine’ apps to see what they can and can’t do, and more. Here’s a look back.I’ve Worked Bar Security, Here’s How to Talk…
Mashable
Oculus launches Rooms so you can ‘hang out’ with friends in VR
To most people, the idea of strapping a virtual reality headset to your face doesn’t seem like a particularly social experience — after all, the very nature of virtual reality is premised on isolating you from your physical surroundings.  Facebook is challenging that notion. The social network has invested…
Reason.com Full Feed
Spoiling the ‘Spoiler’ Effect and Making Elections Better with Ranked Choice Voting. (New Reason Podcast)
As political pundits who missed the Donald Trump phenomenon grapple with Hillary Clinton’s loss in the presidential election, some have lashed out at third-party voters, whom they blame for costing Clinton victories in the key swing states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Putting aside the…
Mashable
A Russian embassy’s Twitter account is taking shots at the U.S.
Really, no one should be surprised that the Twitter accounts behind Russian embassies are good at trolling. After all Russia, is developing a reputation as the world’s trolliest nation.  As such, the Russian embassy in the United Kingdom has continually taken shots at the United States since the election…
Ars Technica
Prenda Law “copyright trolls” Steele and Hansmeier arrested
(credit: Aurich Lawson) The two lawyers said to be the masterminds behind Prenda Law, Paul Hansmeier and John Steele, have been arrested and charged with a multimillion-dollar extortion scheme. US Attorney Andrew Luger of Minnesota announced charges against them in Minneapolis this morning shortly…
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John Glenn Embraced the ‘Dare of the Future’
John Glenn, the hero of a generation of boys and girls who grew up to be engineers, died on Dec. 8 at the age of 95. He was the last of the original Mercury Seven astronauts who served as the foot soldiers in the Cold War-inspired space race with the Soviet Union.
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Manifesto: Why We Do Research
Core of CEA Leti CEO Marie-Noelle Semeria’s keynote speech at IEDM was her convictions about why we do research. She presented a “manifesto” for scientists, researchers and engineers, laying out their moral and ethical obligations of engineering.
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Europe to Rethink 10/100/20 Chip Project
The European Commission intends to reconvene a high-level group of European CEOs and executives to exchange views on the nanoelectronics and chip manufacturing project and make adjustments as necessary for a wave of European Union investment supposedly starting in 2020.
Gear Patrol
Daydream About Summer Surfing with a Book of Legendary Waves
We’re giving away a book of surf photography and a signed print by Chris Burkard, plus some custom Gear Patrol gear. …Read More »
How-To Geek
Twitter Has Keyboard Shortcuts, and You Should Be Using Them
Do you browse Twitter with your mouse? Stop it! Twitter’s keyboard shortcuts make everything about using that website faster, and they’re easy to pick up.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Predicting throat cancer recurrence with a blood test
Researchers found that patients whose oropharyngeal cancer recurred had higher levels of antibodies for two proteins, E6 and E7, which are found in HPV-fueled cancers. The finding suggests a potential blood-based marker that could predict when cancer is likely to return.
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Etna’s volcanic ashes and extreme cold boost life in the abyssal depths of the Mediterranean
Volcanic ashes from the Etna eruption (March, 2012) and the extreme cold from the previous winter, created an authentic shower of manna in the Ierapetra Basin (4.430 meters depth abyss) in one of the less productive marine environments of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Stem cell ‘living bandage’ for knee injuries trialed in humans
A ‘living bandage’ made from stem cells, which could revolutionize the treatment and prognosis of a common sporting knee injury, has been trialed in humans for the first time.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Zika-linked birth defects more extensive than previously thought, research finds
Zika-linked abnormalities that occur in human fetuses are more extensive and severe than previously thought, with 46 percent of 125 pregnancies among Zika-infected women resulting in birth defects in newborns or ending in fetal death, researchers report.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
What makes influential science? Telling a good story
Scientific papers written in a more narrative style were more influential among peer-reviewed studies in the climate change literature, new research has found.
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This Xbox One S Minecraft bundle deal is a one-day-only steal
We’re guessing that some of you managed to grab inexpensive Xbox One S bundles on Black Friday, but if you missed those deals, Microsoft is back with a new promotion that will prove tempting for many. This new promotion will likely be your final chance to pick up an Xbox One S bundle on the cheap before…
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The average new-car purchase price is now above $34,000 – Roadshow
You can thank truck sales for that.
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Airbnb: We’re a positive force in black and Latino neighborhoods – CNET
The home-rental company releases a report that says it has a wider reach and more economic impact on communities of color than hotels.
CNET News.com
Android Auto listens for your ‘OK Google’ – Roadshow
Voice command in your car just got one step easier, Android users.
CNET News.com
Hollywood stars’ video begs Electoral College to snub Trump – CNET
Commentary: In a video designed to stir emotions, Martin Sheen, Debra Messing and other stars appeal to a sense of history.
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AT&T and Verizon tell the FCC to back off on net neutrality complaints
Verizon and AT&T have responded to letters from the Federal Communications Commission that argued the companies’ sponsored data plans are harming consumers and the open internet. FCC has been critical of zero-rating plans The companies defended the programs, which allow select data sources to not…
The Manual
Wayne Pacelle on the Humane Economy
The dollars and sense of humane economies. The post Wayne Pacelle on the Humane Economy appeared first on The Manual.
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Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals: Club Monaco, The Body Shop, L.L.Bean, and More
Extra discounts on sale items from Club Monaco, buy three, get three free at The Body Shop, $10 gift card with $50+ L.L.Bean orders, and more lead today’s best lifestyle deals.Read more…
Popular Science
It’s official: All major carriers will auto-brick the Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Gadgets Verizon, the final holdout, agreed to issue to the software update After a massive recall, Samsung will issue a software update that will remote-brick any Galaxy Note 7s that remain in use. Today, Verizon became the last U.S. carrier to…
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Obamacare’s Subsidies to Cost Taxpayers an Extra $10 Billion in 2017
Earlier this year, the Obama administration published a report saying that a typical health insurance plan bought through Obamacare’s exchanges would rise in price by about 22 percent this coming year. Administration officials responded by downplaying concerns about rising premiums, noting that most…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
There’s an ‘ome’ for that
The genome was just the beginning. Rapid advances in technology and computational tools are allowing researchers to categorize many aspects of the biological world.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Internet use in class tied to lower test scores
Warning: Surfing the internet in class is now linked to poorer test scores, even among the most intelligent and motivated of students.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Link found between HIV treatment, neuronal degeneration
Certain protease inhibitors, among the most effective HIV drugs, lead to the production of the peptide beta amyloid, often associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and may be the cause of cognitive problems, report researchers.
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Michael Kimmelman presents his 2016 ‘Best Architecture in New York’ list
In ways big and small, architects like Mr. Berman have changed New York City this year. Projects like the library branch made it a little more livable and humane. What follows is nothing nearly as disciplined or logical as a list of 2016’s architectural highs and lows in town. It’s more a kind of…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
New graphene-based system could help us see electrical signaling in heart and nerve cells
Scientists have enlisted the exotic properties of graphene to function like the film of an incredibly sensitive camera system in visually mapping tiny electric fields. They hope to enlist the new method to image electrical signaling networks in our hearts and brains.
Dornob
The Classiest of Kitchens? Freestanding System Made of Luxurious Materials
We’ve all done it. We’ve dropped glasses of wine on the floor and watched in horror as…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Review: Price right, service not with DirecTV Now
If you’re looking for a low-cost alternative to pricey pay TV service, you’ve a got new option from AT&T.
DudeIWantThat.com
Mininch Tool Pens
Tired of wearing that Inspector Gadget trench filled with screwdrivers and bits? The Mininch Tool Pen gives you an alternative to schlepping around your DIY and In Case of Emergency tools in your coat lining (or your toolbox) on a daily basis. The pocket-sized, admittedly elegant-looking pen incorporates…
HiConsumption
Backyard Room
An environmentally sustainable mini room that can be built in one week.
New Scientist – Online news
Cannibalistic deep-sea crabs groom each other like chimpanzees
Crabs that live near hydrothermal vents 3,500 metres deep have been seen eating – as well as – cleaning each other
Slashdot
Linux Mint 18.1 ‘Serena’ Is Here For Christmas
Long time reader BrianFagioli writes: if you love Linux Mint and use it regularly, I have very good news — version 18.1 ‘Serena’ is finally here. There are two desktop environments from which to choose — Cinnamon and Mate. Regardless of which version you choose, please know that it is based on Ubuntu…
Curbed National
Famous cave paintings get Snøhetta-designed visitor center
A massive replica of the Lascaux cave paintings has opened in the south of France A visitor center marking the entrance to a massive replica of the Lascaux cave paintings designed by renowned international firm Snøhetta has opened in the south of France. Lascaux 4, as it’s called, is part of the Pariétal…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Quantifying radiation damage in SAXS experiments
Biological small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) is an experimental technique that provides low-resolution structural information on macromolecules.
Mashable
Sundance 2017 will have mobile theaters, complete with snacks
The 2017 Sundance Film Festival will introduce the Cinetransformer, a portable 90-seat theater that will move around the heart of Park City, making the festival more accessible than ever. Visitors will have access to panels and screenings, as well as a full concession stand. This is part of Sundance’s…
Digital Trends
Will Volkswagen’s adventure-loving hippy bus return with an electric heart?
The Budd-e concept that Volkswagen presented during 2016’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been approved for production, according to British magazine Autocar, which spoke to sources familiar with the automaker’s plans. The family-friendly, retro-inspired model will be one of the first cars built…
Digital Trends
Proposed law could make age gates the norm on social networks in the U.K.
Social media websites in the U.K. could soon find themselves restricted behind age gates which prevent under-18s from using them, under a new bill currently being debated in the British parliament. The bill, if enacted, would mandate any site which contains pornographic or adult content provide sufficiently…
Digital Trends
10 tips for walking all over ‘Super Mario Run’
Super Mario Run, despite being Nintendo’s first mobile game, is an extremely well-designed runner. Mechanically it retains the genre’s crucial simplicity: Mario runs automatically, and you tap the screen to make him jump. More: Here’s what you should know before sprinting through Super Mario Run Being…
Gizmodo
This $30,000 Coffee Table Floats Like a Hoverboard
If it’s not made of gold, furniture recovered from the Titanic, or extraterrestrial materials salvaged from a meteor, you’ll need one heck of a gimmick to convince people to spend $30,000 on coffee table. And that’s probably why Siren Design Studios made its Teles Taxídi table float like a hoverboard.Read…
HiConsumption
25 Best Men’s Stocking Stuffers Under $25
25 perfect picks for last minute stocking stuffers.
PCWorld
Android device updates: OnePlus pushes out updates, Samsung tries to kill off the Note7
The OnePlus 3 and 3T are the big winners in the world of updates this week. The former is getting another taste of Nougat thanks to the company’s beta software program. The 3T isn’t there yet, but it’s the recipient of another update that promises several improvements. Each week, we round up all the…
Reason.com Full Feed
Of Course She Does: Hillary Clinton Blames FBI, Russians for Loss to Trump
I’d be bitter, too, if I were Hillary Clinton. Sure, she’s had one of the grand, public careers of the past 50 years, serving as First Lady, senator from New York, and coming oh-so-close to occupying the Oval Office itself. But she’s eaten a stable full of shit over the years, too, standing by her…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
The best music-making gear of 2016
2016 has been another strong year for envelope-pushing musical instrument innovation. Each year it gets harder and harder to choose favorites, but there have been a few products, creations and ideas that simply jumped out from the stack of contenders. Read on for our pick of the year’s best…
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The French banker at the centre of a Guinean mining scandal
FRANCE 24 has been looking into allegations that François Polge de Combret, a French banker and adviser to Guinean President Alpha Condé, was paid to use his influence to secure a major mining project for the Rio Tinto mining company.
TechSpot
Watch Apple’s attempt at getting people to buy its $300 book
For those who don’t know, Apple released a physical book last month that shows off its 20 years of designs through 450 photographs. The ‘cheaper,’ 10.20” x 12.75” version costs a bargain $199, but, if you really want to stand out from the crowd, the $299 13” x 16.25” option could be a…
Lifehacker
Marpac’s White Noise Machine Gold Box Is the Deal of Your Dreams
Marpac Dohm-DS White Noise Machine, $35 | Marpac Rohm Portable White Noise Machine, $24If excessive noise (or utter silence) makes it difficult for you to doze off, this popular white noise machine might be the key to a better night’s sleep. Marpac’s Dohm-DS boasts a 4.4 star average on over 10,000 (!!!)…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Hormonal contraception is safer than expected for women with diabetes
Strokes and heart attacks are rare for women with diabetes who use hormonal contraception, with the safest options being intrauterine devices (IUDs) and under-the-skin implants, new research shows.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Method enables machine learning from unwieldy data sets
A new algorithm that makes the selection of diverse subsets much more practical has now been presented by researchers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Ultrafast lasers reveal light-harvesting secrets of photosynthetic algae
Using ultrafast lasers, scientists discovered a surprising mechanism of cryptophyte algae for extremely efficient light-harvesting that gives valuable insight for the design of artificial light capture systems.
Mashable
Money matters: What our spending habits in 2016 reveal about us
Paid Content by Aflac Life is frequently a game of numbers. Stocks, statistics, projections and data points rule our every decision, from the apps we download to the hot items on our holiday shopping lists.Most of these numbers are in some way, shape or form directly related to money. And therefore,…
CNET News.com
CNET UK podcast 510: Blowing 2016 out of the airlock – CNET
The CNET UK team discuss their pick of the year’s stories, and look forward to it not being 2016.
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Freezing soap bubbles
Watching these soap bubbles freeze in 5 °F weather is pretty much the coolest. What’s that? You want me to acknowledge that pun back there in a playfully knowing way? Ok, fine. (via @choitotheworld) Tags: video
TechCrunch
What the coming educational VR revolution teaches us about the tech’s future
 By importing VR/AR into the classroom, students can explore the anatomy and organs of an animal without harming it, and build and test circuits or set up experiments that test Newton’s laws. For students who have been inundated by tech in almost every other domain of their lives, this form of learning…
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iPhone 7 BOGO deal returns to AT&T, T-Mobile offering switchers free DirecTV Now, more
If you buy an iPhone 7 from AT&T this week, you can take home a second iPhone 7 for free thanks to the carrier’s latest BOGO offer. The buy one, get one free promo only runs through Christmas Eve, however, so you’ll have to jump on it fast. Meanwhile, T-Mobile is trying to steal a few AT&T…
Design Milk
veegadesign: A Playful Collection of Furniture and Accessories
Design doesn’t always have to be so serious and taking that direction is London-based designer Veega Tankun, who just recently launched the brand veegadesign. Specializing in handmade furniture, lighting, and accessories, their ‘crafting comfort’ collection focuses on using traditional techniques…
TechCrunch
The Everlast Notebook is filled with smart, scannable pages that are also reusable
 You’ve probably seen a few of these smart paper or smart pen things over the years — write on this special paper and it gets saved to an app, that sort of thing. A new entrant to this niche space is the Everlast notebook, which obviates the necessity of restocking proprietary paper in that its pages…
Reason.com Full Feed
Is Economic Growth Environmentally Sustainable?
Is economic growth environmentally sustainable? No, say a group of prominent ecological economists led by the Australian hydrologist James Ward. In a new PLoS ONE article—”Is Decoupling GDP Growth from Environmental Impact Possible?”—they offer an analysis inspired by the 1972 neo-Malthusian classic…
Reason.com Full Feed
Modern Malthusians Still Wrong: New at Reason
Is economic growth environmentally sustainable? No, say a group of prominent ecological economists led by the Australian hydrologist James Ward. In a new PLoS ONE article—”Is Decoupling GDP Growth from Environmental Impact Possible?”—they offer an analysis inspired by the 1972 neo-Malthusian classic…
io9
The Best, Worst, and Most Unforgettable Movie Moments of 2016
In movies, there’s usually a moment where everything clicks. Where the image, emotion, and sound meet in perfect harmony and no matter what happens before or after, you realize you are in love with this moment. The cinema of 2016 had plenty of these moments, and we picked our 16 favorites.Read more…
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Satellite system tracks glaciers’ flow in real time
NASA-funded project monitors ice across the planet as the world warms.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21165
SlashGear
Samsung Glass AR headset tech teased (pre-MWC)
Samsung AR glasses may be on their way not long after the Galaxy S8 and the newest Gear VR headset is revealed this February. These would be the newest edition of the Gear VR and a pair of smart glasses that haven’t yet been revealed. “If there are any good ideas to make AR glasses [out there], we want…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Startup Ranker helps brands tailor ads
If Fox Searchlight Pictures wants to increase attendance at its new film “Jackie,” it might consider pitching fans of “True Detective,” “The Hunger Games” and Keira Knightley.
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This crazy airliner concept lets airlines easily mix and match seating configurations
Most people don’t think about the process of assembling the interior of an aircraft when they’re flying. Instead, passengers focus on more immediate concerns like peanuts and tight legroom. But installing the inside of an aircraft is hugely important for airlines: they must make decisions about balancing…
Next Big Future
Liquid Biopsy Chip Detects Metastatic Cancer Cells in a Drop of Blood
A chip developed by mechanical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) can trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in a small amount of blood drawn from a cancer patient. The breakthrough technology uses a simple mechanical method that has been shown to be more effective in trapping cancer…
Lifehacker
Wrap Gifts Without Any Tape or Ribbon Using This Japanese Method
There’s something a little inelegant about covering your gifts with odd bits of tape. It’s quite literally the rough duct tape solution to wrapping presents. If you don’t have any tape or ribbon want to avoid a tacky aesthetic, this Japanese method can keep your presents wrapped sans sticky tape.YouTuber…
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Amazon’s new look for Fire TV is rolling out now
When Amazon started shipping its latest Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice controls built in, the company also mentioned that a refreshed look was on the way for its streaming devices. Well, Amazon tells TechCrunch that update is starting to roll out today. If you have a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, you’ll…
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Substance Abuse, Mental Illness Deaths Have Skyrocketed in Rural America
The number of people in the US dying from mental disorders and substance abuse has multiplied over the past 30 years.A study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed those deaths increased about 200 percent in more than 2,000 US counties, with an increase of 1,000…
Reason.com Full Feed
Naked, Unarmed Man Tripping on LSD Mauled by San Diego Police Dog
San Diego police sicced their K-9 on a naked, unarmed man tripping on LSD after encountering him wandering through a canyon. In gruesome police body cam footage of the August 2015 incident (obtained by NBC Los Angeles), a police officer orders the man to climb a hill and approach the officers. Once…
Digital Trends
These leaked images could show the Le X920, LeEco’s next flagship smartphone
LeEco has launched a few devices this year, including the Le Pro 3 and the Le S3, both of which are part of the company’s big push into the U.S. Now it looks as though we may soon be getting more LeEco devices. A phone called the LeEco Le X920 was recently spotted in a post on Chinese social media website…
Digital Trends
Asus to offer two curved 31.5-inch monitors for gamers in early 2017
On Friday, Asus introduced two curved monitors for PC gamers: the VA326H and the VA326N-W. Both units feature a wide 31.5-inch screen, a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, and a 144Hz refresh rate. They are essentially the same, only the VA326N-W model provides one DL-DVI input and one D-Sub input whereas the…
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Best gaming laptops to gift for Christmas
If you love playing games as much as many of us in Techradar Towers do, you’ll no doubt like the idea of a souped-up machine to handle your on-the-go gaming needs in 2017.There is a bewildering selection of gaming laptops available this Christmas, so we’ve put together a selection of our highest-rated…
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Dizzying Heights of Trump Tower
The reality distortion field Steve Jobs once deployed looks like a tiny Star Wars hologram projected by R2D2 compared to what’s on the horizon.
Fast Company
Trump Says Vanity Fair Is “Way Down,” But Circulation Is Actually Up
Donald Trump accused the magazine of “poor numbers” after it published an unflattering online review of Trump Grill. Donald Trump accused the magazine of “poor numbers” after it published an unflattering online review of Trump Grill.With print advertising revenue in decline and…
Deals
Verizon’s Running Some Pretty Insane Smartphone Discounts Right Now, Even For Existing Customers
Verizon Smartphone DealsIf your current phone has seen better days, Verizon’s running a pretty incredible deal on top-of-the-line handsets right now, with relatively few strings attached.Read more…
Slashdot
Pentagon: Chinese Ship Captures US Underwater Drone Fom Sea
The Pentagon is demanding that China return an “unlawfully seized” underwater drone after a Chinese warship took the device from waters near a US oceanographic vessel. From a report on USA Today: A U.S. Navy underwater drone operating in international waters was captured by a Chinese warship in the South…
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TODAY ONLY DiscountMags 12 Days of Deals: Day 3 Kid’s Magazine Sale from $8.95/yr
TODAY ONLY DiscountMags 12 Days of Deals: Day 3 Kid’s Magazine Sale from $8.95/yr
Acquire
Scosche releases a must-have for every Bose QuietComfort user with an iPhone 7
Because you keep losing your mini adapter.If you’ve got a pair of Bose QuietComforts and a new iPhone 7, you’ve probably wondered where you can get a replacement Lightning cable. Scosche has answered the call with their new StrikeLine Cable that gives you the 2.5mm to Lightning option you’ve been clamoring…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Research team sets new mark for ‘deep learning’
Artificial intelligence and neuroscience experts have taken inspiration from the human brain in creating a new ‘deep learning’ method that enables computers to learn about the visual world largely on their own, much as human babies do.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
New device for detecting subatomic-scale motion may aid robotics, homeland security
Scientists have developed a new device that measures the motion of super-tiny particles traversing distances almost unimaginably small — shorter than the diameter of a hydrogen atom.
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Facebook’s internet drone crash-landed because it was windy
Facebook celebrated the first full test flight of its solar-powered internet drone, Aquila, in July, but things didn’t go as smoothly as they could have. The drone completed a 96-minute flight in Yuma, Arizona, but it ended up crash-landing because of a structural failure in the right wing, according…
FiveThirtyEight
The NFL Is Botching Kickoff Returns
Citing concerns about safety, the NFL adopted a rule change last offseason that moved touchbacks on kickoffs five yards out to the 25-yard line, ostensibly to reduce the number of kick returns, though perhaps with the added benefit of juicing the league’s offense.For its stated purpose, the effect of…
FiveThirtyEight
Will Trump Enforce The Tough New Rules On Reporting Police Killings?
The Justice Department is taking steps to require law-enforcement agencies across the nation to report how many people their officers kill — but it will be up to the Trump administration to enforce the new rules.As my colleague Carl Bialik explained yesterday, government data on police killings is a…
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Giveaway: SureFire P2X Fury Intellibeam
submitted by Everyday Carry A flashlight is one of the best things you can add to your everyday carry, and we’ve got just the thing to add some power to your pocket. The best part? We’re giving it away for free! This week, we’re giving one lucky reader an intelligent tactical flashlight, brought to…
Coolest Gadgets
The Treepod is a treehouse that requires no building skills
When we’re kids, just about anything can be an amazing palace or rocket ship that will get you to space. The imagination of a child can take them anywhere, and they need little more than sticks and sand to come up with completely different worlds. When they get older, they usually want more tangible…
Mashable
Your wearable-tracked health data is for sale, according to a new study
If you sport a Fitbit or Apple Watch on the regular, you probably love the health insights you get from your wearable. You know how much you move, how well you sleep and have likely started tracking patterns and trends as soon as you have enough time logged.  But you’re not alone. There are tons of…
Ars Technica
Hackers behind anti-doping leaks: Please write about us! We’ll give you exclusive
Russia-based hackers are apparently not happy with the attention they’ve been getting for their Olympic anti-doping agency “conspiracy” leaks. This morning, Ars received an odd ask by Twitter direct message: “Hello, we are Fancy Bears’ Hack Team. Are you interested in WADA and USADA confidential…
SlashGear
Germany to Yahoo users: switch to a different email provider
Many people have a Yahoo email account from years ago, but no longer use it. Those who do still use their Yahoo email account, though, are being encouraged to switch to a different provider in light of Yahoo’s second massive data breach disclosure. Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security, more…
TechSpot
One in 10 Firefox users are running Windows XP
Mozilla has released a new Firefox Hardware Report tool designed to help developers determine what hardware they should be targeting to reach the widest possible audience. The data, sourced from the Firefox Telemetry system, is aggregated and anonymized then published on the report website.
TechCrunch
Vine won’t be removed from the app stores, will instead relaunch as “Vine Camera”
 In October, Twitter announced it was shutting down Vine, its app that let users create and share 6-second looping videos. Today, the company says it won’t actually pull the Vine app from the app store as it had earlier implied, but will rather transition to a new, low-maintenance app called Vine Camera….
DiscoveryNews
Here’s How to Stop Russian Cyber-Hacking
Here’s How to Stop Russian Cyber-Hacking
DiscoveryNews
Future Drones Will Fly as Silent as Owls, as Steady as Bees
Future Drones Will Fly as Silent as Owls, as Steady as Bees
BBC News – World
President Obama: End-of-year news conference
US President Barack Obama holds an end-of-year news conference.
Mashable
We’re all living in ‘Rogue One’ now
Warning: This post contains minor spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  There’s an alternate universe—many alternate universes, probably—where Hillary Clinton’s lead of nearly 3 million in the popular vote was enough to win her the electoral college, and thus, the election. In this universe next…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
This is your brain on (legal) cannabis: Researchers seek answers
For those suffering depression or anxiety, using cannabis for relief may not be the long-term answer, say researchers.
Gizmodo
All the Major Star Wars Cameos and Connections You May Have Missed in Rogue One
Rogue One is billed as a standalone Star Wars movie, but it’s far more entrenched in the story of the saga than many of us had thought. That’s not just in terms of its setting, though—it’s because it’s jam-packed with references and hints to the Star Wars stories that came before it. Here are all the…
Computerworld
GM to be the first to deploy self-driving cars on Michigan roads
General Motors announced it will be the first company to begin testing fully autonomous cars on Michigan’s roads after the state passed legislation that allowed self-driving vehicles on all public roadways. GM said it will test versions of all-electric Chevrolet Bolts equipped with self-driving technology…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Montreal design studio exchanging free coworking space for food donations (Video)
You can work with other location independent workers and do some holiday good deeds at the same time.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Gene editing takes on new roles
A new combined method may finally give scientists a tool fine enough to probe life’s most nuanced processes.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researchers uncover why morning people should not work at night
It has been known for a long time that early risers work less efficiently at night than night owls do. But researchers have uncovered new and distinctive features between the night activities of these two types of individuals. At night, early risers demonstrate a quicker reaction time when solving unusual…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Graffiti for science: Determining erosion rates via painting
In a new feasibility study, a team of scientists shows how erosive processes can be visualized by simple painting on rocks in a mountain gorge in the Swiss Alps.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Movable microplatform floats on a sea of droplets
A platform floating on tiny droplets, using hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces, could provide precise motion control for optical devices, MEMS and other systems.
CNET News.com
Maybe you’ll get a folding iPhone or Google Pixel in 2018 – CNET
LG Electronics will supply Apple, Google and Microsoft with folding phone displays the year after next, Electronics Times reports.
CNET News.com
Google Gboard brings search and share to Android keyboard – CNET
In Google’s view, keyboards are for researching restaurants and checking the weather, not just typing.
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Finish Your Holiday Shopping at L.L.Bean and Get a $10 Gift Card When You Spend $50
$10 gift card when you spend $50+Your favorite winter boot was the Shearling Lined Bean Boot from L.L. Bean, and that’s no surprise. The Bean Boot is the iconic winter boot if there ever was one. So if you’re in need of a new pair, want to give someone the gift of dry feet this winter, or want to stock…
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Troll sends strobing GIF to journalist with epilepsy, triggers seizure
On Friday, Kurt Eichenwald, a prominent liberal journalist and senior writer at Newsweek, announced that he would be temporarily leaving Twitter after a troll gave him a seizure. According to Eichenwald’s tweets, a “deplorable” troll seemingly aware that the reporter had epilepsy tweeted a strobe with…
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Google Home’s new actions include food, news and more
Amazon’s Echo line already has a truckload of skills that tap into Alexa’s ability to lend a hand with tasks, and the company adds new ones on a what seems like a weekly basis. This week, Google announced Netflix support for its connected Home speaker through Chromecast alongside the ability to display…
Gizmodo
Facebook Will Let Now You Block Ads That Might Be “Upsetting”
Adage reports that Facebook is now letting users preemptively block the platform from showing them ads on two topics: alcohol and parenting. Speaking to the site, Mark Rabkin says it was out of empathy for users who have experienced the loss of a child:Read more…
How-To Geek
Geek Trivia: Which Of These Colas Was Originally Called “Brad’s Drink” Before Assuming Its Modern Name?
Which Of These Colas Was Originally Called “Brad’s Drink” Before Assuming Its Modern Name? 7-Up Dr. Pepper Pepsi CokeThink you know the answer?
How-To Geek
How to Fix the “An iPhone Has Been Detected But It Could Not Be Identified” Error in iTunes
When your iPhone or iOS device has a flaky connection with Windows, it’s more than a little bit frustrating. With a little troubleshooting, however, you can banish the detected-but-not-identified error for good.Click Here to Continue Reading
Slashdot
Nintendo Sells Nearly 200,000 Units Of Its Mini Retro Console
Strong sales for Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of its video game console from the 80s, could point to a new revenue stream for the Japanese games maker. From a report on CNBC: The NES Classic Edition sold 196,000 units in November in the U.S. since its launch on November 11, according…
DigsDigs
World’s First Interactive 3D Pendant LED Light
In the age of digital technology, Swiss-Italian designer Leonardo Novella from NDF Zurich has revolutionized the lighting industry with its smartphone controlled POVLAMP — the first of its kind. The product is an interactive ceiling lamp, controlled by a smartphone, able to create three-dimensional projections…
PCWorld
Super Mario Run brings Nintendo’s classic fun to iOS—and yes, it’s totally worth $10
Talk about a sweet gift for the holidays: Super Mario Run just hit the App Store on Thursday, and this late-year release is easily one of the most anticipated iPhone and iPad games to date. Nintendo’s game takes the full-fledged Super Mario side-scrolling experience that we’ve seen for the last 30-plus…
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FBI and CIA now agree that Russia hacked to help Trump win
FBI director James Comey has signed on to a previously reported CIA assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin directly intervened in the US presidential election in aid of Donald Trump, according to an internal CIA memo obtained by the Associated Press and Washington Post. The report has also…
Mises Institute
John Williams: The Federal Government’s Fake News
Statistics issued by the federal government about the economy—from CPI to GDP—are fake, and our guest John Williams of Shadowstats.com explains how and why.John is a vocal critic of modern economic reporting, which is manipulated to make the economy appear stronger than it is. So, he devoted his professional…
Science | Smithsonian
Wondering What A Bonfire Does to Your Lungs? We Answer Your Burning Questions
Setting large piles of stuff aflame can have significant environmental and human health impacts
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Startup Ransomly keeps phone addicts in check
Zack Prager, 39, doesn’t like to wash the dishes. In fact, to the chagrin of his fiance, the San Diego software developer has been known to choose app time, particularly Facebook and Instagram time, over chores.
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New finding reveals battle behind gene expression
The complex process regulating gene expression is often compared to following a recipe. Miss a genetic ingredient, or add it in the wrong order, and you could have a disaster on your hands.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Rapid population decline among vertebrates began with industrialization
Rapid population decline among vertebrate species began at the end of the 19th century when industrialization was at its peak, according to researchers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Avoiding over-the-counter heartburn medications could save cancer patients’ lives
Something as seemingly harmless as a heartburn pill could lead cancer patients to take a turn for the worse. A new study has discovered that proton pump inhibitors, which are very common medications for heartburn and gastrointestinal bleeding, decrease effects of capecitabine, a type of chemotherapy…
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Research in worms provides a model to study how the human microbiome influences disease
The human microbiome appears to play a significant role in health and disease, but the mechanisms of how it does so is not well understood. Researchers have used the nematode C. elegans to decipher how specific bacterial signals influence a host, whether the host is a worm or a human. It reveals for…
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Early action key to reducing sea lion impacts on salmon
A new study used the same kind of models that scientists us
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